A Mistaken Marriage Match: Record of Washed Grievances Chapter 16
Record of Washed Grievances Chapter 16: Barely Coming Out Of The Tiger’s Den
This chapter was edited by Din2.
Huan Yang was worthy to be a capital of the country. In the evening time, there were people already coming and going even though the street was not on the main road. At one side of the road, there were a great number of shops. Originally, she could properly appreciate what kind of capital city the ancient time had. As it should be, the precondition was that the soul of a deceased that had not yet dispersed must not blindly follow her. Then everything would be perfect! (This is an idiom meaning that she would enjoy the scenery so much more if not for the fact that Mo Bai was chasing after her).
Unable to really change anything, Zhuo Qing crouched at the corner of the wall border to breathe heavily. Less than 10 steps over and above the intersection, she could see Mo Bai’s white face that had no red color nor breathed heavily. With sky blue color of eyes that were indifferent, he was watching attentively at Zhuo Qing, he did not step forward to capture her nor did he walk a far distance from her.
Zhuo Qing was aggrieved. He had already chased her for five blocks. Five blocks ah, that was why she was tired like a dog. Nevertheless, this person’s one hair was not even messy! With great difficulty, Zhuo Qing’s strength had come back slowly. She did not run again and walked to Mo Bai.
Lowly panting, she asked: “Blue eyes, what exactly did you want?”
Mo Bai’s indifferent face did not have any expression and he did not response. Zhuo Qing lowly cursed. She loathed to play with this ruthless person!!
With eyes glancing and roaming, Zhuo Qing was suddenly keeping close to Mo Bai’s side and stood, her mood seemed to be pretty good, she smiled and said: “Do you or do you not want to follow? Following a little bit closer and it will not be easy to lose me.”
Zhuo Qing suddenly changed so that the heart of Mo Bai passed a little surprise, but he did not have any expression on his face so it was difficult for her to see his mood.
There was one family’s satin shop in the middle of the roadside. The decoration was gorgeous.
Zhuo Qing’s eyes flashed craftily, smiley said: “These whole clothes are worn out and smell bad. I want to buy new clothes.”
Pulling Mo Bai’s sleeves, Zhuo Qing was dragging him to the direction of the satin shop. Mo Bai indifferently pulled back his sleeves, but still followed her to go in.
Looking that there were customers who visited, the shop owner immediately welcomed to greet: “These two gentlemen…” Seeing clearly Mo Bai’s light blue eyes, snowy skin color, the shop owner got panicky. He hurriedly retreated back one step, did not dare to look at his face. Mo Bai already seemed to get used to this a long time ago. His indifferent face was as cold as before as if it was always like that.
Even though Zhuo Qing draped over her self with this Chinese style gown (paozi), covered her securely and looked somewhat strange, however, the shop owner was still willing to talk to Zhuo Qing more and followed him. The shop owner politely introduced and said: “Our shop’s silk is indeed well-known around Qiong Yue, you choose as you wish. This side also makes a good scholar garment. It does not matter if you do not have any style that you like, the store can also make it customized for you.”
Walking to the direction of the small room next to the store, Zhuo Qing clearly said: “I want to try them, find a couple of person to help me to get the clothes.”
The shop owner answered repeatedly: “Yes, yes, please.”
Both hands on her chest together and with Mo Bai was standing by her side, Zhuo Qing provoked and laughed: “Blue eyes, do you want to come in together ah?”
Mo Bai immediately ignored her, his back was facing towards her cold front look. Zhuo Qing secretly released a sigh of relief. If he really followed her to go in, it would be a disaster. One burned fragrance incense stick’s (about 30 minutes) later.
All of a sudden, there was a mournful female voice from the inside of the room. After that there was a few loud sounds. Mo Bai’s eyes showed a tiny expression in a flash, sure enough, that youngster played a trick on him. In a flash, his body entered the inside of the room extremely quickly.
Not a big place as there were clothing everywhere, scattered all over the floor. One young boy was laying face up as if he was looking at the sky and his forehead clearly had a bruise. Beside him, there was a woman who dressed up as a maid and was laying down. Mo Bai looked around at the place and there was no place to hide.
By the half opened window, there was a wooden stepping stool. Pushing open the window to look outside, it seemed to be the backyard of the small store. Mo Bai quickly jumped to go out through a small gap towards the backyard of the side room to continue chasing.
The shop owner hurriedly ran inside and was startled to see the room once he entered. Raising his head just time to see Mo Bai jumped out of the window to run toward his family’s backyard, shouted: “This, this, this, what’s going on?! What are you doing!?”
The shop owner urgently shouted to call other people. The woman with the maid’s black clothes who was laying down suddenly got up to sit. The woman’s profile was absolutely lucid and elegant, it shocked and dazzled the shop owner’s heart.
With hesitation, he asked: “Young lady, who are you ah?” How was it possible that this pretty young woman appeared inside his store. At that time, he remembered that he only called a young boy to attend to the youngster to change clothes…
The shop owner still had not understood when the woman already stood and came directly in front of the shop owner. The shop owner was once again startled, oh my gosh! How could this pretty young lady had one side of her face that was completely destroyed like this, what a pity!! It was extremely a pity!!
When the shop owner was feeling proud of himself, Zhuo Qing was anxious but she grabbed the opportunity. The skirt fell to the ground and she extremely rapidly fled to go outside the room. The shop owner only saw a flash of a bluish shadow, everything that just happened inside felt like a trance. After his senses came back, the shop owner finally remembered that the clothes on Zhuo Qing’s body belonged to his shop, Zhou Qing was already rushed out of the store.
A while later, only an alarmed yelling sound of the shop owner was heard from the inside of the satin shop: “Grab the thief…, no, the robber!!”
Zhuo Qing avoided the street and ran to an alley that had less people. The alley had twisted tunnels, turns, it was very tangled and complicated. If it was not for her outstanding memory, she would be bound to lose her way. It should not be too easy for Blue Eyes to find her, right!
Zhuo Qing still had not finished rejoicing in time, when she heard the sound of several different footsteps following from behind. Barely thinking to turn around to see what was going on, there was a flash of shadow right before her eyes and a two-edged ice cold broadsword was already against her neck. She could not be this unlucky, right…. With great difficulty, she got rid of the person who was tailing her but once again she would be involved in the middle of a killing enmity?!
The man who was in front of her had beard on his face, absolutely could not see the age, bloodshot eyes full of fear and frenzy, the mouth was repeatedly saying: “You, you, you, you… Do not act recklessly!”
It is him that must not act recklessly, right?! Zhuo Qing was confused, at the same time also fearful incessantly. At this time, there was one with a few mocking and provoking anger of a young male voice, coming through from the back faintly: “In any case, you would not be able to escape the young master’s (he used Shao Ye-少爷 to call himself which can be translated as young master) control, you would better be obedient, so as to avoid me to come to blow you!”
The bearded male was even more frightened, one hand detained Zhuo Qing’s shoulder and he was standing in front of her. The knife blade was closely sticking to her neck and the hand that was holding the knife was trembling ferociously.
Zhuo Qing did not dare to move randomly as she could clearly feel that the knife blade that was against her neck was swaying up and down. With a stiff body and full of helplessness, Zhuo Qing said in a low voice: “Can you not tremble?!”
The bearded male breathed hazily, simply had not paid attention to anything Zhuo Qing said. A pair of his frightened eyes were staring ahead. Contrary to what one might expect, there was a lower sound of ridicule laugh up front.
Zhuo Qing lifted her eyes to look, not far way, there was a man with both hands on his chest, lazily leaning at the entrance of the alley. He was wearing blue clothing with short sleeves jacket, leisurely tiptoeing to strike the beat with a complete hooligan manner. The man looked very young, about 20 years old, appearance actually elegant and handsome, with double-edged sword like eyebrows to join his temple, tiny and narrow eyes like phoenix, roaming casually and carelessly.
The man just straightened his body, the bearded male immediately startled like a rabbit. He roared: “You, do not come over, otherwise I… I will slaughter her!”
The man’s gaze had swept Zhuo Qing’s face, dazzling tiny phoenix eyes with a ruffian smile on his face, indifferently answered: “Do as you please, my purpose is to catch a person to change for money, why do I care about her life? Your hands already killed 5 human lives, killing another one is also ok, this way maybe I can still receive 100 liang of silvers!”
Right, ah! Bounty hunter’s scheme was not only about money! The bearded male seemed to see that he had hope in the end, eagerly discussed: “You let me go, how much silver do you want, I will give it to you, more than the 100 silvers reward from the official, no no, double the amount!”
The man in the blue clothes cleaned out his ears (like he could not believe what the bearded guy was saying) with an impatience face, embarrassedly answered: “Stop giving me nonsense, you want to kill just kill quickly, young master (again he used Shao Ye to address himself) is still hungry! Rushing to receive the money!”
Seeing that his favorable enticement did not work, the bearded man pressed the knife even more on Zhuo Qing’s neck, irritably answered with a roar: “You… do not come over, I… will really kill her!”
Zhuo Qing could feel that the man did not really want her to be killed, otherwise he could refused to pay attention to her life and stepped forward to catch the person, no need to hold back without doing anything to bide his time, but speaking about a shock method, there was no need to speak so fierce, ok!
“Hiss__” (sound of air sucked between the teeth, indicating hesitation)
Zhuo Qing had begun to feel pain on her neck, although the edge of the knife was not deep, but nevertheless the blood seeped out slowly, the faint smell of the blood was wafting through the air. Zhuo Qing moved backwards to breath a mouthful of cold air, darn it, it hurt! Crap! Eldest brother (the original words used were 大哥-dage), will you negotiate ah? If you will not, please appoint somebody to negotiate an expert to come, ok?!