Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 125 Flirting Is Too Tough...
“Look, uncle, I am much better already.” Mo Qing Wu blinked her eyes as she waved her hands and kicked her legs energetically. She showed off her martial moves and happily said, “See, I’m much much better!”
“That’s great, very good.” Chu Yang smiled kindly as he spoke. After which he coughed dryly and continued, “Hey, Qing Wu…”
“Call me Mo Xiao Wu.” Mo Qing Wu puffed her cheeks and rolled her eyes almost in annoyance, “Uncle Chu is really bad, you can’t even get my name right!”
“… Xiao Wu?” Chu Yang answered confused and surprised. “Is Qing Wu your older sister?” Chu Yang was confused and wondered if he had been mistaken.
“Hmm, I don’t have an older sister!” Mo Qing Wu rolled her eyes, “Qing Wu is my official name. However, my parents said I can’t be called Qing Wu until after I turn fifteen. Therefore, for now, I am Xiao Wu… Do you understand?”
“It is the same for all girls from great families; don’t you know?” The little miss was being a bit of a smarty-pants as she looked cockily at Chu Yang. She was looking down on him a little… he doesn’t seem very knowledgeable.
“Well, umm… ” Chu Yang began to perspire. He had been too nervous and forgotten about it. All of the daughters of great families were given wonderful names at birth. However, those names that they were given were not used until they became of age.
This idea was to make sure that outsiders would not know these ladies until after they have become of age. When they were old enough to go into JiangHu, they would also be old enough for the family to search for suitable husbands for them.
However, this only applied to certain special individuals. In addition, their husbands would all choose to go over to the bride’s families. For the ladies who were not as special, they would have arranged marriages at birth and were often used as means in order to strengthen the clan…
Now that Mo Qing Wu’s Three Yin Meridian was damaged, it was likely that once she returned to the clan, they would no longer view her as someone of value. This change in perception would no doubt influence the way she would be treated and become just a tool for the clan.
Chu Yang looked at the little girl who was in front of him. She was only nine and a half years old. Moreover, because he was aware of the challenges and how she would be treated in the future, he couldn’t help but begin to think about it more and more. This caused his head to hurt from all the thinking…
The current Qing Wu was still innocent and pure. How could she knew what kind of sufferings she would have to endure just because she was born a girl in a great family? If she returned and faced the cruelty, it was possible that this might break her spirit!
He remembered that in the previous life, there was always a slight trace of desolation which was hidden in Mo Qing Wu’s eyes… Chu Yang’s heart was torn and hurt as he began to recall that look. He told himself that he would never let Mo Qing Wu suffer like that ever again!
“Xiao Wu, will you remain here?” Chu Yang held Mo Qing Wu’s little hand and said in a gentle tone. “We have rivers and mountains here. Not to mention, we also have very fun people. I promise that I will bring you out to watch acrobats and magicians whenever I am free. You can eat candied fruits and I will find a lot of friends for you to hang out with…”
“No!” Mo Qing Wu pouted, “I miss my father; I miss my mother. I want to be with them… There’s also grandpa and grandma as well. Uncle Chu… do you want me to leave my parents?” The little girl muttered angrily, “Uncle Chu, you are really bad!”
“Oh…” Chu Yang sighed. He thought and thought, but he had forgotten how much the little girl loved her parents…
At this point in time, her mother still viewed her as a precious gem… This was the point in her life that she was happy. How could he think of separating them? She had such great talent, it was natural for everyone in the clan to care about her a lot…
However, Qing Wu was still unable to understand that the injury she sustained had caused her to lose that heavenly talent she was initially born with!
“Ok, let’s talk about how we address each other first!” Chu Yang asked, “Xiao Wu, how old is your second elder brother?”
“Twenty-one years old… my second elder brother is very good!” Mo Qing Wu smiled sweetly.
“I am only sixteen, not even seventeen yet! Your second elder brother is much older than me!” Chu Yang said, “So you can’t call me uncle. Do you feel that your second elder brother should call me uncle once he gets here? Wouldn’t that just be a bad thing? Don’t you think I’m right? Don’t tell me you call your second elder brother uncle!”
Chu Yang bit his lower lip anxiously. While he could not possibly let Mo Qing Wu address him as Uncle if Mo Tian Ji wanted to call him uncle he wouldn’t mind. In fact, even if he wanted to call him great ancestor, I would agree!
The little girl’s eyes opened wide, “That’s right. You are younger than my second elder brother; how can I call you uncle!”
“Yes!” Chu Yang quickly took advantage of his progress, “So, you shouldn’t call me Uncle Chu, you should call me Brother Chu!”
Mo Qing Wu bit her finger and thought as she started at Chu Yang suspiciously. “But… Somehow, I still feel as though you have some terrible intentions… Surely you must have some kind of ulterior motive!”
Chu Yang began to perspire anxiously. How could she see through my dark thoughts? Is this little girl is only slightly over nine years of age? People have always said that a female’s intuition is powerful… It seems as though this little girl’s intuition is no exception!
“How could I have bad intentions?” Chu Yang quickly defended himself. If he allowed this little girl to associate him with an individual who harboured ‘bad intentions’ then it would be difficult to change that impression later, “You see, when you and your Uncle Cheng Yu came, I saved you two without even thinking, right? Isn’t it true that I brought you to be treated? Plus, I even bought you candied fruits; here!”
Chu Yang quickly handed her the candied fruits. However, as he did so, he felt a little ashamed. An act of kindness does not need repayment but I am despicable to ask for repayment like this. And worst of all, from a little girl…
The truth was, the moment he appeared in front of Mo Qing Wu’s eyes, her eyes were focused on the candied fruits. However, she was shy and did not dare to ask for them. However, the moment she heard him say this, she immediately took one and her eyes almost closed like crescent moons and smiled joyfully, “Brother Chu Yang is so nice!”
Chu Yang’s heart was elated!
The first step was successful. If Mo Qing Wu had kept calling him Uncle Chu, there would have been no hope… Was there ever a young lady who chose to marry her uncle?
The big burden which weighed down on Chu Yang’s heart was lifted. He had moved from uncle to brother… Hmm, the sound of this was extremely satisfying to him. Chu Yang had thought that he would have to do a lot more talking to convince her otherwise. Never in his wildest imagination would he have thought that a single stick of candied fruit would give him success! Ahhh… what should I say about this?
Hmmm… from now on, any guy who wants to give candied fruits to her, will have to go through me. If shouldn’t even bother dreaming about giving it to her… If it was a woman, perhaps I will think about it. But if it is a man… He can just forget about it…
This little girl was far too simple-minded and too easy to trick… I will have to stand guard!
Within split moments, Chu Yang’s mood and expression changed from one extreme to the another. His countenance went from calm and composed to one of longing, transitioning to being cautious and even to the extent that he began to give off a slightly murderous aura…
On the side, Mo Qing Wu was watching Brother Chu as she ate her candied fruit. Why does Uncle Chu insist on being called Brother Chu? This is really strange. However, his face is really cute! It can even change colour! Sometimes it is white, other times black and even pink! When Uncle Cheng Yu is done with his cultivation, I have to let him see this. It is fantastic…
Ever since Chu Yang had been reincarnated until now, he always looked at things objectively and took care of it calmly. However, today was the first day which his emotions had changed so drastically.
The moment the little girl finished one stick of candied fruits, she immediately went on and began to devour another. The edge of her mouth was covered with dried sugar but her face was filled with exuberance. Chu Yang could not control his emotions as they went wild with joy. He thought to himself if he only he could wipe off the sugar with his own mouth…
Although he did entertain the thought slightly, he did not dare and dismissed it…
When she was done with the candied fruits, Mo Qing Wu was very well-behaved and went to wash her hands. After a little thought, she stepped in front of the bowl of medicine Chu Yang just brought. Her face became torturous as she looked at Chu Yang with eyes on the verge of tears, “Brother Chu Yang, can I not drink this? It’s really bitter…”
“No!” Chu Yang said seriously, but after that, he smiled, “If you drink it, I will tell you a fairy tale…”
“You must keep your word!” Mo Qing Wu picked up the bowl of medicine and drank it all in one gulp. After that, she sat upright on a small chair in front of Chu Yang, with her hands holding up her chin. Her large eyes looked expectantly at Chu Yang, expecting a story.
There was even a little smile on her face.
Chu Yang smacked his forehead; he was fooled… This little girl had been born in a great family; even at nine years old, she was able to differentiate medicines. Chu Yang had worried that this bowl of medicine would be difficult to drink so he had added honey to it… This resulted in it becoming no different from a dessert. How could Mo Qing Wu not smell it? She had realised this already. She was only pretending so that she would also be able to get a story… If Chu Yang had not promised to tell a story and said something else, she would have happily drunk it anyway…
“Okay, little monster!” Chu Yang muttered; he thought… at such a young age and she already managed to fool people; I have no idea how she will be like when she is older! He searched his head for a story… He said it in the moment in an attempt to appease Mo Qing Wu. However, where was he going to find a fairy tale?
Chu Yang thought for a long time…
But did not think of anything…
Mo Qing Wu’s little face gradually grew slightly disappointed. After a while, she frowned and looked at Chu Yang suspiciously. She said disappointingly, “Has Brother Chu Yang has deceived me?”
Her voice was full of distrust.
“How could I deceive you? Even if I deceive the whole world, I would never deceive you!” Chu Yang quickly defended.
“A long time ago…” Chu Yang began…
After a long time…
Mo Qing Wu’s voice rang out, “This story is not good! Tell another story!”
Chu Yang wiped the sweat from his forehead, “Then I will tell another story… Some time ago at…”
“This is also not good… Next story!”
Chu Yang’s whole body was soaked in sweat; his face was tortured, “It was said that at…”
“Still not good! Tell another…”
Chu Yang’s gaze became sluggish, “In a country…”
“Not good! Tell another…”
Chu Yang felt dizzy, “In the past…”
“Even worse!” The little girl glared, almost on the verge of anger…
Chu Yang immediately tumbled to the ground and cried, but no tears came out.
Oh god… these days… flirting with girls is far too difficult… I can’t live any longer… This life cannot possibly get any worse…
“Hahaha…” Mo Cheng Yu had awakened at some point, and could not help but laugh when he saw Chu Yang’s look. He was extremely happy to see the Chu Yang at the mercy of Mo Qing Wu.
Help… Chu Yang looked at Mo Cheng Yu, unable to speak.