Adorable Creature Attack! Beauty is Irresistible! Chapter 45
Chapter 45 – I Want To Drink Wine
Gu Qingyu continued to eat her meal in silence, she couldn't bring herself to look at Mo Bai's current expression.
However, Xue Zang was very delighted at her situation, "Here, kitty, kitty, I have more food for you~"
She almost spit out her food.
Qi Wan rubbed his arms, "Gah! I'm getting goose bumps!"
Thus, tonight's dinner was gone through in the midst of the constant squabble between Jia Qizhe and Mo Bai, Xue Zang's wicked humor and Qi Wan's goose bumps. Gu Qingyu barely managed to keep herself together.
She wiped her mouth, then stood up, "Mm, I'm full."
Qi Yichen stared at her, completely appalled, "B-b-brother Zhu, why did you finish all of that…." He couldn't believe his eyes. How in the world could a person finish so much food… in such a graceful manner?
"Why, I have a good appetite. Problem?" Gu Qingyu made an impish face at him.
Though Xiao Qi felt envy, jealousy and hatred towards Gu Qingyu: Does she ever get fat!? She's the enemy of all women!!
Gu Qingyu stretched her muscles and cracked her joints, totally oblivious to the feelings around her. She then started to slowly walk up the stairs, "I'm going up first~ Take your time and have fun~"
She gave Qi Wan a wink before she turned around, whom was confused at first but returned a nod.
Everyone else had black lines appearing on their heads: Have fun? … Only she could say something like this!!
Gu Qingyu entered her room and sat down beside the table. She stared outside at dark skies.
If it was possible, we'd better get going tomorrow.
For some reasons, my instinct is telling me… that we shouldn't delay our trip any further.
Gu Qingyu slowly exhaled. Pain arose in her chest area, it felt as if it was going to get ripped open.
The trauma Fenyi caused her had really been deeply carved in her heart and soul.
Suddenly, she heard knocking on her door.
"Please come in." Gu Qingyu didn't even have to take a look to know who was coming. The knocking sounded familiar: Tap, tap, pause, then tap, tap, tap. That’s the rhythm which Mo Bai had always been using.
Mo Bai opened the door and brought in a bowl of medicine, "Yu'er, time for your medicine."
Gu Qingyu took the bowl from him and downed it in one gulp.
Truth to be told, the medicine Mo Bai brewed wasn't bitter at all, so much that one could say it even tasted somewhat sweet and sour. Whether it was because the medicine wasn't that bitter to begin with or that Mo Bai had added an extra ingredient, she had no idea.
Gu Qingyu smacked her lips, she wanted to drink some more, "I wish I could stay sick longer!"
"Why? You like to drink medicine?" said Mo Bai as he laughed.
She wholeheartedly shook her head, then nodded, "I only like to drink your medicine, because it's so yummy!"
"You should try my cooking someday." Mo Bai’s eyes were filled with warm joy.
Gu Qingyu stared at him with astonishment, "Huh!? You know how to cook?" She sounded as if she had discovered a new continent.
Mo Bai nodded, "Yes… "
"Gosh, I'll definitely try it when I get the chance!" She tossed him a charming look, "By the way, will we be able to go out to sea tomorrow?"
"Tomorrow?" Slowly Mo Bai's pretty eyebrows puckered, "Is there something urgent?"
"No, not really. But I just feel like… I've been a burden to everyone. Our trip has been set back for several days already… " She suddenly had a bad premonition, "Do you think… "
Mo Bai crooked his head to the side, "Do I think what?"
"Do you think that there could be someone deliberately trying to delay us?" She suddenly had a brazen thought.
Indeed, first the assassination-attempt, then it was that group of killers, and now this incident with 'Fenyi', it would only make sense if someone was deliberately trying to get her killed, and at the same time, delay them.
Could this be related to the spirit beads? But then again, how could they know that she was in search for the spirit beads?
Could it be…
Mo Bai held out his hand and lightly rubbed her head, "Okay Yu'er, let's not think too much and try to get a good night's sleep. We'll probably be ready in a day. I won't disturb you anymore, sleep well."
"Oki." She cutely nodded her head.
Shortly after Mo Bai left, Qi Wan opened the door and walked in.
"It's so late already, boss… " Qi Wan yawned, "Tell me. Why did you call me for?"
The reason why she gave him a wink earlier at dinner was for him to come looking for her in person, by himself.
"70k, I want to pay a visit… to Fenyi. Could you help me with that?" asked Gu Qingyu hesitantly.
Qi Wan was surprised by her question at first, then laughed, "Of course, if you want to. Let's go, I'll take you there."
Of course, anything is possible as long as you wish for it.
She laughed with him. Qi Wan saw her trying to get up and supported her at once.
"It's fine. It's not like I'm old, weak, sick or disabled. You should just take care of yourself, don't trip." She gave him a big eye roll.
"Oh boss, I almost forgot." Qi Wan's face suddenly darkened.
Gu Qingyu looked at him, puzzled by his expression, "Why, what's wrong? Why are you looking at me like I owe you a couple hundred million?"
"Boss, if there ever came a day where you found out that the current I wasn't the real me. Then… would you still trust me?" Qi Wan slowly spit it out and finally said it.
Gu Qingyu chuckled and knocked on his head, "You fool, what I care about is not your true appearance, but your heart." She paused, then continued as she smiled, "As long as your genuine feelings towards me don't change, then no matter what you look like, you'll always be my Qi Wan~"
"Thank you, boss." Qi Wan laughed and started to feel good again, "Alrighty, let's hurry up and get going~"
"Mm." Gu Qingyu opened the door, "Eh, where's she?"
"Follow me." Qi Wan lead Gu Qingyu through a passage with lots of twists and turns until they reached a certain room.
She slowly pushed open the door and discovered Fenyi lying on the ground. Fresh blood was continuously flowing out from her abdomen.
Gu Qingyu was startled by the sight, and Qi Wan subconsciously tried to cover her eyes. He had never expected her to approach the body and crouch down to take a closer look.
"Hey, boss, aren't you… " He thought she would become frightened at first, but who knew this girl would be so daring and fearless, almost to the point of scaring him, "You don't have to show off… "
Gu Qingyu dipped her finger into the blood and sniffed it, "…. Yupp, it's fresh."
"Fresh?" His eyes almost popped out of his eye sockets as he watched her, "Are you planning to take a sip?"
Gu Qingyu stared at the fresh blood on her finger, then ultimately shook her head, "Nah, though it does seem quite alluring, I don't like this kind of flavor."
"Another question… how do you know whether it's fresh? Have you done this before? Were you a private detective? Wait! Don't tell me! Let me guess… " Qi Wan seemed to ponder.
"Stupid, I'm a cat monster, remember?" She rolled her eyes.
Qi Wan eventually got it, then he face palmed himself, "Oh right! How did I not think of that!!"
"Because you're stupid, duh." Gu Qingyu shrugged and stood up, "Recently killed. A fairly large wound. Stabbed through the chest. Definitely not a dagger. Her expression seems to be at peace, so it must've been someone she was acquainted with."
"Oh my god, you're amazing… " Qi Wan started to applaud, "Boss? Boss, what's up with yo-… "
He noticed her pale complexion, and before his words finished, she just fell down to her knees and started to vomit.
"Boss… " Qi Wan began to pat her on the back, "I told you not to force it… come, let's get out of here first. Someone else will come and clean this up."
Gu Qingyu nodded and was pulled out of the room by Qi Wan.
"Ta-… take me to the roof." She held her breath as Qi Wan swiftly lifted her up and leaped out of the window. They arrived at the rooftop in just a short while.
As soon as they arrived, Gu Qingyu immediately let out her breath and started frantically inhaling the fresh air, "I don't know what got to me… I thought the scent of blood was pleasant at first but then I felt like vomiting… "
"Then avoid it in the future." Qi Wan sat down beside Gu Qingyu.
"Qi Wan… " She softly licked her lips, "I want to… have some wine… "
Mo Bai was truly a divine healer. Her wounds had already stopped aching despite it not being long since she took the medicine.
If the person before her was anyone else but Qi Wan, she would’ve never asked for such an absurd request.
It just had to be Qi Wan, who always kept her company when going wild and crazy, as well as the one who spoiled her the most.
Qi Wan was dumbstruck by her request, and shook his head firmly, "Cannot do, boss. You haven't even fully recovered and if you were to consume something as strong as alcohol, how could… okay, sure, wait a minute."
After seeing Gu Qingyu's helpless expression, he could only raise his hands and surrender. He stood up and went to grab some wine, "You can only have a tiny, tiny bit, okay?"
He came back shortly carrying two jars of wine.
"Is this your definition of little… " Gu Qingyu rolled her eyes at him.
Qi Wan sat down beside her while holding his alcohol tight to his chest, "Who said this is for you? It's mine!" He took out a small white wine glass from his sleeves, and poured up half a glass before he held it towards her, "Take it, you'll only get this much."
"… " Gu Qingyu silently clenched her fist together and pressed her other hand on top, making a cracking sound.
Qi Wan started to look miserable, "B-b-but, boss! You really shouldn't drink too much!"
"Quiet, hand it over." Gu Qingyu pouted, "Bis sis is not in a good mood."
"Even if you're unhappy, you shouldn't harm yourself!" Qi Wan wanted to cry out loud, but he simply couldn't resist the power of her adorable charm.
"You can leave." A calm voice came from behind him. There was a slight anger hidden in the words.
"Hmph, you think I'll leave just because you told me so?" Qi Wan must have a screw loose today, every word he had uttered carried a resolute determination of self-destruction.
It's Mo Bai?
Gu Qingyu froze still, she felt guilt wash over her. She lowered her head as she lightly pulled at Qi Wan's sleeves, "Go."
Qi Wan blinked, and began to laugh. He stood up, "Since the boss has issued the order, then so be it. I'll go and sleep first, goodnight~" He suppressed the loneliness deep down in his eyes, and grabbed his two jars. Faint ripples formed on the surface of the wine as the wind blew.
"Mm, goodnight." Gu Qingyu planned to get up and get going as Qi Wan left. However, Mo Bai sat down beside her.
"Uhh… " Gu Qingyu raised her head and met Mo Bai's slightly angry eyes, "Mo Bai, listen to me… "
"I'm not listening." Mo Bai grunted.