LWS Chapter 59 Take Me Home

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Nie Chang came back with a smile on his face. “Alright. We can go now. I’ll drive you home.”
“Mn.” Su Yan wanted to follow him out but before he could take a step out of the room Nie Chang had pulled him into a hug. “Ah! What are you doing?”
“Hugging you.”
“Hah? Why?”
“It’s so that you can be sure that I love you very, very much.” He pecked his cheek, making Su Yan blush.
“You … Honestly, stop this! We’re in the hospital!”
“Mn … I know.” Nie Chang kissed his other cheek before he finally let go. Well, at least he stopped to hug him. He quite naturally took Su Yan’s hand, though, and led him out of the hospital with a satisfied smile. Ah, it really was great to be an official couple.
He thoughtfully opened the door for Su Yan and helped him fasten his seatbelt before he started the engine. “Ah, do you have anything to eat at home? Maybe we should grab something on the way?”
“Mh-mh, no need. I’ll just call delivery.” He reached into his pocket but froze. “Eh? Where’s my phone?”
Nie Chang looked over and sighed. Thinking back now, he still felt scared. Mister and Madam Su had been so preoccupied with their fight that they hadn’t even noticed that their son was hurt. What if something had happened to him? He had been so dizzy. Just one step wrong and he could have fallen down the stairs and break some bones or even worse!
“You dropped it back at your parent’s. I’ll drive you there.”
“Oh. Thank you.” They both grew silent after that.
Nie Chang focused on driving, after all, there was someone really important in his car now. He couldn’t let him suffer any harm. Especially after he had just come out of the hospital.
Su Yan, on the other hand, just didn’t know what to say. Nie Chang might have said that everything would just be the same between them even though he was his boyfriend now but he definitely didn’t feel that way. Ah, he had no idea what he was supposed to do now. What were lovers supposed to be like?
They arrived at the residence while Su Yan still pondered that question. He only looked up when Nie Chang parked the car.
“Do you feel good enough to go up yourself or should I do that?”
“I … Uh, maybe it’s better if you go. I … I don’t want to see my father right now.”
Nie Chang reached over and lightly stroked his hair. “In the end, what exactly happened?”
Su Yan shifted in the seat. He didn’t know how to say it but he wanted to talk about it. He felt … misunderstood. The only one who could probably understand him was Nie Chang. “He had some photos of us. From the park when we were … He said I was sleeping around.” He lowered his head and frowned. What sleeping around? He hadn’t slept with anyone! And that kiss with Li Ming really had been an accident but his father hadn’t even listened.
Nie Chang sighed and hugged him. “I’m sorry. It’s my fault.”
“Indeed!” Su Yan lifted his head and glared at him. “What was this all about? Kissing me in the park like that, giving me that heart-shaped chocolate. Why didn’t you just say it directly?”
“I guess I was afraid how you’d react. What if you … rejected me? Then you wouldn’t become my boyfriend and most likely … we wouldn’t even be friends anymore. I thought … maybe it’s better if I take it slowly and make sure it’s alright with you before I tell you. I only dared to do it yesterday.” He smiled and kissed Su Yan’s temple. “I’m happy, really, really happy that we’re finally together. Had I known in the beginning that you’d take so long to figure it out maybe I would have told you sooner.”
Su Yan averted his face. “What taking long? I only took a day.”
Nie Chang sighed. “Mn, you only took a day. It’s all my fault.”
Su Yan pouted. If Nie Chang said it like that, then he felt like it wasn’t that way. Maybe he really … Well, he had sometimes felt like things were strange between them. But he had always managed to find an explanation. Never would he have thought that his intuition wasn’t wrong and that there was really something changing between them.
“Alright. I’ll be back as soon as possible.” Nie Chang kissed his cheek and hurried to the residence. He hadn’t thought of locking the door back then so he went right in. The house had already reverted to silence.
Nie Chang silently followed his memory to where Mister Su’s study was located. Indeed. Su Yan’s phone was lying not far from there, right next to the wall. Su Yan had probably propped himself up since he couldn’t hold his balance and was unable to pick it up.
Nie Chang sighed. Really, he always had to worry about that idiot. Mn, maybe it would get better now that they were a couple. He picked the phone up with a smile and hurried outside. He, too, didn’t want to meet Mister Su. That man was his future father-in-law. It would be bad if he couldn’t hold back when he saw him and accidentally punched him.
He got into the car and handed Su Yan his phone.
“So … Do I bring you home or do I take you home?” He looked at Su Yan through the rear-view mirror and observed how he blushed. Ah, being a couple would be pretty fun. Now he could finally pay him back for all those years of waiting.
“Uh … Then …” Su Yan bit his lower lip. He wanted to tell him to bring him home but then he thought of that happy smile of Nie Chang’s. Most likely … he would be even happier when he went home with him?
“Then … Take me home?”
Nie Chang who had already driven down the gateway nearly went off the road. He turned around and stared at Su Yan. Baby, can you cut down on such surprises while I’m driving? Otherwise, I’m afraid we won’t live through it.


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OMF V3C17 A Challenge To A Duel

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The first thing Qiu Ling saw when he neared the place where he felt the dragon mark was a black-robed man who was trying to shamelessly take advantage of his beloved. Qiu Ling frowned, hurried over and picked the guy up by the collar before throwing him aside.
“My love!” He sat down next to Jing Yi and gripped his hand, pulling him in for a kiss. “Mn, I missed you!”
Jing Yi wanted to take a look at Niu Hai but Qiu Ling gripped his chin and turned his head back. Jing Yi sighed. “It hasn’t been that long, has it? Only a few hours.”
“Ah, just one hour without you is like an eternity in the darkest depth of hell. I feel terrible just thinking about it. Ah, my love, you have to heal me!”
Jing Yi leaned forward and circled his neck. “And how would you have me do that?” He smiled indulgently. It wasn’t that hard to imagine what his fiance would ask of him.
“With a kiss.” Qiu Ling pressed Jing Yi’s hand against his chest and embraced his waist. “How about it?”
Jing Yi cupped his cheek and lightly pecked his lips. “Better?”
“A little. How about another one?”
Jing Yi looked up into those dark eyes. “You won’t be satisfied even after another kiss, will you?”
“You know me too well.” Qiu Ling pulled him closer and this time, he didn’t let him pull back after just a peck. He held him gently and their lips met in a lingering kiss until both of them were short of breath.
“You can’t complain now, can you?”
“Mn. Aiya, let’s just make sure I’m alright.” Qiu Ling bent forward but just then a blade was thrust in his direction. He spun around, lifted a hand and caught the weapon. It turned out the idiot he had thrown away had come back. “What, you still haven’t gotten enough?”
“Who are you and what are you doing with Junior Martial Brother Jing?” Niu Hai frowned. This bastard! How dare he make a move on the cute junior in front of him!
“Why do you care? It’s none of your business.” Qiu Ling twisted his hand and the blade broke in half. “Hmph.” Qiu Ling ignored him. He might pay a little attention to someone like that Grandmaster Shen but a human such as this wasn’t worth it. “Mn, my love, why didn’t you wait for me? Did I take too long?”
Jing Yi sighed and turned to Niu Hai. “I’m sorry. This is … Long Jun. My fiance. He’s a little short-tempered sometimes.”
Qiu Ling’s eyes glittered. Ah, his beloved had actually introduced him as his fiance! Well, it was right that he did so since he was indeed his fiance but still! He felt so lucky right now!
“Your … your fiance?!” Niu Hai’s expression derailed. The cute Junior Martial Brother actually had a fiance? This couldn’t be! “Since when?”
“Uh … Last year?”
Niu Hai staggered back. How was this possible? He had just fallen in love and now this happened! No, he couldn’t accept this!
Niu Hai lifted his chin and tried to stare down at Qiu Ling. “You! I’m challenging you to a duel!”
“On account of what?”
“I don’t think you’re a match for Junior Martial Brother Jing. He’d be way happier with me. So I challenge you to a duel. If I win, you’ll leave him!”
Qiu Ling blinked. Ah? He was being challenged to a duel over his beloved? He turned toward Jing Yi and silently observed his face. This was too strange. Even in the nine heavens, nobody had challenged him to a duel over Jing He. Why was it happening now?
The gods would have stood a slight chance of winning against him at least, though he doubted that anyone other than Jing He’s uncle Qiang Yan, the god of war, would have been able to even manage a draw. And now a human actually had the guts to try something like this? This was too peculiar!
Qiu Ling slowly turned around. He felt like smacking the guy to death just on account of the fact that he had delusions about his beloved but then again it might be more worthwhile to leverage this situation.
“Alright. But … You see we just arrived here yesterday. I don’t know much about how duels are done here but I feel like we shouldn’t do it half-heartedly. If I duel you, I want the whole sect to watch!” That would teach all those idiots who thought they might be a match to his beloved a valuable lesson. Nobody would dare to think of his Jing He inappropriately after they saw his strength.
“That’s alright with me!” Niu Hai smirked triumphantly and turned to Jing Yi. After he thoroughly humiliated this idiot this cute Junior would certainly leave that guy and choose him instead. “Don’t worry, Junior Martial Brother Jing, you’ll soon be freed of this bastard!”
“Tch.” Qiu Ling didn’t even give Jing Yi time to respond. “You’re taking the words right out of my mouth! My love!” He gripped Jing Yi’s hands again. “Don’t you worry. Whether it’s this idiot or anybody else I’ll make sure they won’t dare to bother you anymore in the future!”
“Hmph! You just wait!” Niu Hai looked at their interlocked hands and frowned, then he turned around and stalked away, his fists clenched. He wouldn’t let that shameless bastard succeed. Those two still weren’t married. It wasn’t too late to open Jing He’s eyes to what type of person this so-called fiance of his was.
He hurried back to the division of blades and recounted the whole story to his Martial Brothers.
“So, you just have to wait for me to defeat that guy in the duel. Then I’ll bring back a cute Junior Martial Brother.” He smiled smugly but the others just exchanged some doubtful glances.
One of them unsheathed his sword and held it in front of Niu Hai. “Brother, grip onto this.”
“Huh? Why?”
“Just do it.”
Niu Hai gripped the blade and looked at him questioningly.
“Now, break it in two.”
Niu Hai glowered at him and let go. “What are you talking about? How would I be able to just break it in two?”
“Exactly.” The other sheathed his sword again and patted his shoulder with a sigh. “It was nice knowing you.”
The others nodded. “Yeah, it was.”
“Maybe you should train a bit more. If you’re lucky, he’ll just break your arms and legs and lets you live.”
“Heh, you!” Niu Hai slapped the hands patting him in consolation away. “What are you talking about? Who says he’ll win?”
The first of his brothers sighed again. “Isn’t it obvious? That guy just casually broke your blade while you yourself know that you can’t do it. He’s obviously at a much higher stage than you. Unfortunately, it’s too late to take it back now. You’ll have to compete and I doubt he’ll let you off lightly after you dared to go after his fiance and then challenged him in front of the boy. If it was me, I’d definitely mop the floor with you when it’s time for the duel.”
The others nodded again. “Yeah. I’d totally make an example out of you to warn all those other idiots out there.”
“Woah, Brother Niu, you’re going to be famous soon.”
Another round of shoulder patting started but this time Niu Hai didn’t have the strength to slap them away. Shit. He had actually thought he could flatten that guy since he was new. Who would have thought it would actually be the other way around? It seemed this time he had really brought trouble upon himself.


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LWS Chapter 58 I Love You

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The first thing Su Yan saw when he woke up was a tuft of black hair. The first thing he felt … was a pair of silky lips on his.
Huh?
He blinked and his brain seemed to crash. What was going on? Hadn’t he just been with his father? How come someone was kissing him now? He squinted at that black hair and tried to figure out who that person was. He couldn’t tell, though, but instead, he noticed the white ceiling above them. It seemed … he had ended up in the hospital somehow?
He took a deep breath to find out if there was that awful smell of sanitizer in the air but instead he got a whiff of a familiar aftershave.
Huh?
Su Yan blinked again. This time he was sure his brain had crashed. Something had to be wrong. Why did it seem like this person kissing him right now was Nie Chang?
“Ah Yan …” That person whispered at his lips, his breath tickling Su Yan’s skin.
Su Yan gulped. “Nie Chang?”
Nie Chang jerked up. It seemed his friend had already woken up? He shifted awkwardly but then frowned. Why was he reacting like this? Su Yan had obviously wanted him to hug him back before. So that had to mean he liked him, too. There was nothing to be embarrassed about!
“You’re awake”, he murmured and leaned down once more, pecking him on the lips.
Su Yan’s eyes went wide. “What … What are you doing?”
“Hugging you.” Nie Chang sat down at the edge of the bed and smiled. “I remember a certain someone extending his arms as soon as he opened the door and then complaining when I carried him into the car and drove him to the hospital instead of hugging him back. So I felt like I should fulfill your wish now that you’re feeling better.”
Su Yan’s gaze flitted about. Oh god! Had he really done that? Wait. If he had and Nie Chang didn’t want to hug him back …
Nie Chang could practically see how Su Yan’s thoughts were going awry. He reached over and put a finger to his lips. “Sh. Don’t think anymore. You’re just going to get it wrong again.”
Su Yan wanted to protest but Nie Chang just shook his head.
“I love you. Is that clear enough for you?”
Su Yan stopped struggling. That … had been really direct. “You … Why didn’t you say so sooner?! Going around in circles like that … Did you want to drive me insane?”
Nie Chang patted his hand. “I really wonder who is driving whom insane here. So. What about your answer?” He looked into Su Yan’s eyes, intent on not missing even a second of his expression. He had to engrave this moment into his heart and remember it in the years to come.
Su Yan couldn’t take that kind of gaze. He averted his face and looked out the window. He couldn’t really remember what had happened after he went to his father’s study but it seemed like Nie Chang had once again been there for him. It had always been like that. Whenever he felt bad or when something happened Nie Chang had always been at his side, silently hugging him or uttering some words of comfort. Without realizing it their relationship had probably already changed with the years. What use was there in pretending?
“I like you, too.”
Nie Chang broke out into a beautiful smile. He bent down again, scooped Su Yan up into his arms and gently kissed him. “I guess that makes me officially your boyfriend then.”
“Oh.” Su Yan looked up at him and blushed.
Just how had this happened? A week ago he had still had a normal best friend and was working at a service point at the train station and now he had somehow become said friend’s employee and boyfriend. Why did it seem like everything in his life was changing?
“Don’t think too much. We’ve … we’ve always gotten along well, haven’t we? Whether we call it being friends or lovers nothing will change about that.” He stroked Su Yan’s hair back and smiled.
The satisfaction in his expression gave Su Yan pause. He suddenly remembered those photos. Nie Chang had looked just as satisfied back there. He … should be really happy now, shouldn’t he?
“Eh, Ah Chang, do I have to stay in the hospital for long?”
“No. You can probably leave already. Wait a moment. I’ll go and talk to the nurse.”
“Mn. Thank you.”
Nie Chang smiled, bent down once more and lightly kissed his brow. Ah, it really felt good being able to do that overtly. His lips lingered for a moment before he stepped back with a heavy heart. He really wanted to lie down with Su Yan and just hold him to his chest for a while. Well, that would have to wait until later. “Alright, I’ll be back soon.”
“Mn.” Su Yan looked at his leaving figure. Nie Chang paused in the doorway and looked back at him, giving him another smile before he left.
Su Yan sighed. His best friend had confessed to him in the hospital and he was still so happy. He felt like he had let him down somehow.
“Mn. I should probably see that I make it up to him somehow.” It was just that he had no idea how to do that.
“Boyfriend …” He tried to remember the conversations between his former co-workers. It seemed Zhi Bao Yu had once said that she wanted to surprise her boyfriend but didn’t know how? They had discussed for quite a while what could be done.
He hadn’t really paid any attention, after all, that was a bunch of women talking. What did it matter to him? He was a man himself. He had actually felt that he shouldn’t listen to that. What if he got a girlfriend later on and she also wanted to surprise him? Wouldn’t he ruin her surprise then?
Now he felt that it was a pity. He could have gotten so many ideas! Mn, at least, he could remember the final conclusion! The girls had asked for his opinion in the end, after all.
It seemed like the best thing to do in this kind of situation was buying nice clothes and wearing them for your boyfriend! So, he should probably go shopping tomorrow?


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OMF V3C16 He Sure Is Interesting

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Elder Shan watched in horror As Qiu Ling and Grandmaster Shen clashed. The energy that was released pushed him out of the hall and nearly toppled him. He had to stem his feet against the ground so as to not lose his balance. How could this disciple be described as a mere talent? He had actually managed to withstand one attack of the Grandmaster! Even if the Grandmaster hadn’t used his full strength, that was still much more than a lot of people could say about themselves! Even he himself wouldn’t dare claim that he would be able to do that!
Elder Shan was in for a surprise, though: Qiu Ling naturally wasn’t satisfied with just defending. He was intent on giving this person no way out so that he would need to tell him where they had brought his poor beloved. He clenched his teeth and continued to slash at the Grandmaster.
Shen An De frowned a little. He had expected this person to be good after what Elder Shan had said the previous day but he wouldn’t have expected him to be this good. He was entirely on the level of one of their Elders! In fact, he could just go and tell the Sect Master to exchange the Elder in charge of the division of blades with this youth and nobody would be able to raise a fuss as soon as they competed with him!
“How old are you?”
He was honestly interested in the answer to that question but Qiu Ling naturally misunderstood. “Are you mocking me?! I’ll show you!” He put on a burst of speed and tried driving this shameless bastard back. He, too, wasn’t using his full strength in face of the fact that the person in front of him was a mere human. He couldn’t hurt him too much or he wouldn’t be able to answer his questions anymore. How would he find Jing He then?
The Grandmaster countered all of Qiu Ling’s attacks but didn’t initiate any of his own. He wanted to see how far this new disciple would go in order to save his lover. The two of them fought across the hall and back again without any of them gaining the upper hand. At least it seemed that way to Elder Shan. The longer he watched the more anxious he got. As unbelievable as it was, it seemed like Grandmaster Shen wasn’t able to win against this disciple. He had to do something!
Elder Shan secretly raised his hand and channeled his Qi. A wall of earth sprang up behind Qiu Ling, attempting to trip him and provide an opportunity for Grandmaster Shen.
Qiu Ling frowned and glanced at Elder Shan. Seriously? They really expected him to trip because of such a lousy magic trick? Tch. He’d show them! How dare they underestimate him?! He raised his hand and threw a spell at Elder Shan. The cultivator was thrown out of the hall once more. Qiu Ling smirked. Serves you right! He didn’t pay him any attention after that and turned back toward Grandmaster Shen, narrowing his eyes. You’ll be the next one!
Before he had the chance to strike, Grandmaster Shen had lowered his weapon, though. “It seems you’re really as talented as Elder Shan said.” In fact, he felt like this new disciple was even more talented but he wouldn’t admit to that in front of him lest he became complacent.
“Who cares about that? Where’s Jing He?!” Qiu Ling glowered at him without lowering his weapon. This man wasn’t bad. He could probably attack him harder without having to fear that he would die. If he still didn’t want to talk …
“Jing He … That should be your lover’s name?” Shen An De smiled amicably. He still felt like everything was some kind of misunderstanding. That bubbly sister-in-law of his certainly wouldn’t kill anyone. Maybe someone had given this man false information and led him to believe that it was the fault of Hong Bao that his beloved had nearly come to harm. It was understandable that he was wary in that case. He himself would have reacted just the same had someone hurt his wife.
“Don’t you dare pretend! Where did you bring him?”
Shen An De sighed. He’d just take that as a yes. “I don’t know where he is. And neither I nor my wife or sister-in-law had anything to do with this. Are you sure someone kidnapped him? You just arrived yesterday. Maybe he just wanted to have a look around?”
Qiu Ling paused but then shook his head fiercely. “Impossible! He promised me to wait until I’m back.”
Grandmaster Shen took a look at the Elder that somberly nodded. So that was indeed the case. This wasn’t good. It would be beneficial for the Hei Dian Sect to take in such a talent. If his lover came to harm shortly after arriving here, there wouldn’t be any opportunity for that, though. It was imperative that they found him as soon as possible!
“Alright. Then we’ll help you search for him. Is there anything special about him that could help us to identify him?”
Qiu Ling paused. Wait. Something special about his beloved that could help identify him? How could he have forgotten! His beloved carried the mark of the dragon! He just had to look for that and he would know instantly where his beloved was! Why hadn’t he thought of that immediately?
Qiu Ling’s face fell. He had been too anxious before. He could only hope that nothing had happened to his beloved while he was wasting his time here.
Without another word, Qiu Ling turned around and hurried out of the hall once more. Elder Shan and Grandmaster Shen looked at his leaving figure, unsure what had just happened.
“This new disciple sure is interesting. I’ve never seen something like this.”
The Elder smiled wryly. He hadn’t seen something like this either but he would have preferred it if it stayed that way. The Grandmaster might still think it interesting now but what if he changed his opinion in a few days? He had admitted that troublemaker to the Sect! Wouldn’t he also be the one to blame if something even worse happened? Damn. In hindsight, he should have pretended not to be home yesterday then maybe this cup would have passed from him.


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OMF V3C15 Prying For Information

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Meanwhile, Grandmaster Shen had turned toward Elder Shan that was standing in the doorway, shaking like a leaf. In all his years as an Elder of the Hei Dian Sect, he had never seen such a disciple! No, it should be said that he had never seen such a daring person. Who had the guts to talk to the Grandmaster like that? Even seeing how the Grandmaster was looking at him right now elicited the urge to flee in Elder Shan.
“Elder Shan.” The Grandmaster narrowed his eyes while looking at the doorway. He had to make sure that he didn’t miss out on this opportunity. “What do you know about this new disciple?”
“Uh, that … not … not much, Grandmaster.”
“Mn?” Shen An De slightly arched his brows.
The Elder’s shaking got worse. As amicable as the Grandmaster looked, those who were old enough knew that he could be downright demonic if you got on his bad side. Elder Shan was old enough to have seen his fair share of the Grandmaster paying back grudges. “Well, he only arrived yesterday. As I’ve said before I didn’t have the time to ask anything. He brought his lover with him and asked for the dwellings almost immediately. I didn’t dare keep him back in case he really is as talented as he seemed.”
“You said he was a practitioner?”
“Indeed and a highly talented one at that. At least it seemed that way when he demonstrated his strength yesterday.”
Grandmaster Shen nodded slowly and pensively tapped his knee. Although he hadn’t seen this disciple in action yet he had also thought that he was pretty good. At least he had had that aura about him that a lot Of highly talented practitioners shared.
Mn. Looking at it that way it probably wasn’t surprising that this man might have something to do with his sister-in-law’s memory loss. At least he would have the power to erase her memory. Then again he shouldn’t have any reason to. Moreover, he hadn’t seemed like he knew that Hong Bao had lost her memory. Instead, it seemed like he carried a grudge against her because she had killed someone. That person … could it be the lover Elder Shan had mentioned?
Grandmaster Shen looked at the Elder again. “That lover of his, what do you know about him?”
Elder Shan shifted on the spot. Now that the Grandmaster seemed to have taken an interest in this manner he really felt like kicking himself. Why hadn’t he tried to pry for more information yesterday or asked some simple questions on the way to the estate? “There isn’t much to say about him. He seemed to be about sixteen or seventeen years of age but he had only attained the seed stage. There was nothing remarkable about him.”
“Then what did you think about their relationship? Did they seem close?”
Elder Shan nodded. “As I said the first thing he asked about after being admitted to the sect were the dwellings. I thought they would be preoccupied for a few hours so I didn’t bring him over yesterday. Who knew that they would still be doing it when I came by this morning?”
Grandmaster Shen raised his brows. If that was the case, this probably had to do with his lover. He couldn’t imagine why his sister-in-law would try to kill someone like that but that seemed to be the most likely case.
“Was there anything else you noticed? Any details about them?”
Elder Shan pondered everything that had happened since Qiu Ling and Jing Yi arrived at the sect grounds. It didn’t seem like he had forgotten to tell the Grandmaster anything. There were just the details of what these two had done in the morning and the Grandmaster certainly wouldn’t want to know about that. “Ah! There is one thing! I don’t know if it will help, though. His lover called him Qiu Ling.”
“Qiu Ling?” Grandmaster Shen frowned. He felt like he had heard that name before. He just couldn’t remember where.
“Indeed. I’m sure that it was Qiu Ling.” Elder Shan nervously stood in the doorway and looked up at the Grandmaster. He really didn’t know what to say more than that. That new disciple hadn’t been exactly forthcoming. In fact, it wouldn’t have been wrong to say that he had only mentioned what was required. This was probably the most difficult disciple he had ever encountered in his life.
Grandmaster Shen nodded. “I see. You may go now. If you see him again —”
Before the Grandmaster could finish his sentence a black-robed figure dashed into the hall once more, the expression on the young man’s face just as grim as before. This time he even held a sword in his hand and he looked like he was going to use it any moment now.
“Where did you bring him?” Qiu Ling was fuming with anger. That bastard had actually managed to separate him and his beloved. He had to find him now before they could do anything to him. Rather than searching for Jing He himself, it would probably be much faster to just have this Grandmaster spill the beans directly.
Grandmaster Shen raised his brows once more and stood up. He was a patient man but he wouldn’t tolerate someone waving a sword in the estate where he lived with his family. “I don’t mind fighting you but wouldn’t you think it better to talk this through instead?”
“Hmph. What is there to talk about? You kidnapped Jing He! You better tell me now where you brought him or I don’t mind trashing this whole place!” He stared at the Grandmaster and gripped his weapon tighter. He certainly wouldn’t allow anyone to harm his Jing He! This guy had chosen the wrong opponent.
Grandmaster Shen took out his own sword from his interspatial ring. He didn’t see any reason to fight this disciple but he didn’t mind testing how talented he really was. “Well then, let’s see if you are strong enough to demand an answer from me.”
Qiu Ling didn’t wait for his opponent to make a move. He dashed forward and brandished his sword while he called onto the wind at the same time. His thoughts were with his beloved, though. Just wait for me, Jing He, your fiance will soon be at your side again!
He had no idea that his fiance was waiting for him on the other side of the chasm. Exactly like Jing Yi had no idea that his wish of Qiu Ling raising a fuss would be fulfilled in this way.


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LWS Chapter 57 As Rotten As You Want

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Nie Chang looked over and frowned. There was blood on Su Yan’s temple and cheek and even his hair was stained. It looked gruesome and who was to say if he didn’t have a concussion? In that case … He shook his shoulder. “Ah Yan, what happened? Did your father say anything?”
Su Yan’s eyelids fluttered and he slowly turned his head. Nie Chang clenched his hands. This really didn’t look good. Just what had happened?
“Ah Yan —”
“You didn’t hug me.”
Nie Chang sighed. “I’m trying to figure out if you’re hurt. If you want me to hug you, then wait until we’ve been in the hospital and the doctor says that you’re alright. I’ll hug you as much as you want then.”
Su Yan observed his expression and frowned a little. “Really?”
“Really. So now tell me: What happened back there? Your mother was screaming at your father. Did he do something to you?”
“No … Not really. He just … showed me some photos?”
Nie Chang really didn’t know what to say anymore. They were getting nowhere with this. “What Photos? How did you end up bleeding because of some photos?”
“Of us.”
“Huh?” Could Su Yan be any vaguer?
Su Yan turned to the side and looked at him but didn’t say a word.
Nie Chang sighed again. “Alright, we’ll be there soon. Just wait a bit. You can tell me everything when you’re feeling better.” He sped up as much as he could and hurriedly parked the car. By the time he opened the door to the passenger seat, Su Yan had fallen asleep. Nie Chang cursed under his breath, picked him up and ran into the hospital.
One of the nurses looked up and hurried over as soon as she saw Su Yan’s blood-covered face. “What happened?”
“I’m not too sure. He probably had an accident at home. He called me to ask for help but he wasn’t really responding to questions and seemed dizzy. Then he fell asleep in the car just now.”
“Come with me.” The nurse waved him with her and hurried to an unoccupied room.
“He’s going to be alright, isn’t he?” Nie Chang put him down and sat next to the bed, grasping Su Yan’s hand. He waited with bated breath until the medical examination was over. “How is it?”
“Mn, there’s no need to worry. He seems to have a mild concussion but he isn’t badly injured. We’ll keep him here for a few hours but he can go home after that.”
“Alright. Thank you.” Nie Chang nodded and gazed at Su Yan’s face.
After the blood was gone it indeed didn’t look that bad. He gave a relieved sigh. So everything was alright. Su Yan would be alright. “You really made me worry this time.” He gently stroked Su Yan’s hair and smiled.
Honestly, what kind of situation was this? He had driven to the street next to Su Yan’s apartment as soon as Madam Su ended her call, just in the hope of being a minute or even a few seconds earlier when Su Yan called. He finally wanted to end this period of waiting and hoping and finally make him his. But when that call he had longed for connected something had already gone wrong. It was as if the universe didn’t want them to be together.
He gently lifted Su Yan’s hand and kissed its back. “I’m sorry, Ah Yan. It seems it’s my fault.” He didn’t know what exactly had happened but now that he knew that Su Yan was alright he had calmed down enough to understand that it somehow involved him and that it wasn’t something that could be easily explained away. Mister Su probably knew that he had been trying to seduce his son.
There was only one thing he didn’t understand: Why Su Yan? If his father had found out, then shouldn’t he have gone after him instead of his son? After all, he was the one at fault here. Or had Mister Su somehow misunderstood?
Or, no, maybe he hadn’t misunderstood anything. Maybe Su Yan had really figured it out by now and was even reciprocating his feelings. His reaction at the park and at the workshop had suggested as much. And then he had convened with his mother. If his father had heard … he’d naturally flip out.
Su Yan was the only son of the Su’s, their only child even. Thanks to that his mother had spoiled him until the point where he felt it was normal to be treated like a prince and couldn’t figure out when people were friendly to him because of some other reason.
His father, on the other hand, had placed all of his hopes on this child. It was a pity that Su Yan didn’t feel like living up to those expectations. Instead of going to the business school his father wanted him to attend he raised a fuss about wanting to decide his own life, moved out and started working at a service point for a more than average salary. Naturally, his father was disappointed.
His only hope had probably been that Su Yan would reconsider in a few years and start working hard. Then they’d be able to laugh about this ‘rebellious phase’ of his. If he didn’t, then it would still be alright as long as he got married to a nice girl and had a son that could someday take over. His father might have been able to transfer his hopes this way.
But if he found out that this son of his was gay … Wouldn’t that shatter all of his hopes? Not to mention that Mister Su was traditional. Two men getting together, he might never be able to accept that.
Nie Chang frowned. He could understand where Su Yan’s father was coming from. But that was no reason to treat his son like this. Someone like Su Yan … he should be treated with the utmost care.
Nie Chang gave a low chuckle and kissed the back of Su Yan’s hand again. “I’m afraid … I’ll be exactly like your mother and spoil you rotten.” He stood up and bent over Su Yan. “Never mind. As long as you stay with me … you can be as rotten as you want.” Then he leaned down and kissed him.


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OMF V3C14 The Only Available Link

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“Grandmaster Shen! Ah, the disciple … the new disciple … you wanted to see …” Elder Shan took a deep breath and tried to calm down. “I brought him over.”
Shen An De gave an amused smile. So this was how it looked when the Elder brought someone over. “I see.” So that was indeed the new disciple. That didn’t explain what kind of grudge this young man had against him, though. He had clearly felt some killing intent from him just now before Elder Shan had entered the room. Well, whatever. He’d just take it step by step. There might be a misunderstanding somewhere.
“You might wonder why I’ve called you here.”
“No.” The reply came prompt and was delivered in a flat tone and with a deadpan expression. This might prove to be a difficult conversation.
Shen An De raised his brows again. “No?”
“No. I know exactly why you’ve asked me here.” Qiu Ling frowned. He’d have to be dumb not to notice. What did this guy take him for?
Shen An De grew even more confused. If this disciple knew that he had taken an interest in him because of his talent, then why was he reacting like this? Shouldn’t he be happy instead? Ah, this was pretty interesting … “Oh, then do tell me about it. I’m curious just how much you know.”
“Hmph. It’s obviously because of that woman.” Qiu Ling raised his chin, his gaze saying that he knew exactly what was going on.
Grandmaster Shen had no idea what he was talking about, though. “That woman?”
“Yes! Don’t think I wouldn’t know! I’ve seen you together when I came to get that fruit. You’re obviously in league with her!”
Shen An De closed his eyes. This was just too much information at once. He needed a moment to sort everything. It seemed like this disciple had come to the sect to get a fruit even before he called him over. The fruit in question could only be one from the Beguiling Night Tree considering that that was one of the prized possessions of the Hei Dian Sect. Most likely that incident had even happened before he came to the sect officially since plucking the fruits was forbidden for the disciples and he hadn’t heard that one had gone missing. Besides himself and the Sect Master, only the Elder in charge of the Alchemy division had the rights to take them and he would report to him immediately if the fruits were used.
Since the Elder kept a close eye on the tree to make sure nobody tried to circumvent this rule Shen An De had no problems guessing when this new disciple had stolen the fruit: It should have been roughly a year ago. Back then one fruit had disappeared without anyone noticing the thief.
Furthermore, the day that the Elder reported the missing fruit to him was one day after he and Hong Ai had noticed that stranger creeping around who had uttered her sister’s name. So, the woman this disciple had seen him together with could only be his wife. Judging from his reaction back then it might be that he had mistaken her for her sister Hong Bao, though.
Shen An De had no idea how those two should know each other and it might prove difficult to find out. For now, he could only ascertain that this man somehow seemed to have something against her and thought that she was planning something that he was helping with. The question was: What did he think they were up to and why?
Shen An De crossed his legs and leaned back. This was indeed getting interesting. His sister-in-law couldn’t remember some years of her life even though she herself didn’t seem to miss any memories. The Chun Feng Sect that had taken her in hadn’t been able to find out anything and neither had he. If this man wasn’t connected to the Chun Feng Sect but knew her from before that … Wouldn’t that make him the key to figuring out what had happened to his sister-in-law? He had to make sure! Hong Ai had been worried sick because of her sister’s memory loss.
“So, how did you get to that conclusion?”
“Hmph. Do you think I’m dumb? She already tried to kill him once! And now you’ve lured me over to —” Qiu Ling stopped speaking and his eyes bulged. “Oh shit!” He turned on his heel and left, hurrying back to the building where Jing He was supposed to wait for him. He barged inside and … found it empty. His beloved wasn’t there. He had disappeared.
Qiu Ling’s mind went blank. He felt like he heard the angry roar of the Heavenly Emperor again: ‘Are you satisfied now? You nearly got our son killed!”
It couldn’t be … Had he once again brought danger upon Jing He? But he had tried so hard not to interfere with his trial! No! It wasn’t his fault this time. This time it was purely that servant girl’s doing. She was obviously in league with that Grandmaster and the demons. Just take a look at that guy’s face! That guy was definitely connected to the demons!
So, that bastard Jin Ling had probably found out about Jing He’s trial in the mortal world and now he was trying everything to make sure that Jing He wouldn’t be able to pass it. Then, wouldn’t he be punished by the heavenly law when he returned? The demons wouldn’t even need to do anything to Jing He himself! They could just wait and see. And hurting a mortal was so much easier than hurting a god. If they managed to kill him so that his trial would end sooner, then this plan would definitely succeed.
Oh no … He had once again underestimated that despicable bastard. He had actually already managed to separate them and now he would certainly try to kill Jing He’s mortal reincarnation! No, he had to prevent this! He couldn’t let anything happen to him! He had to make sure Jing He could pass his trial in peace.


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LWS Chapter 56 Something Must Have Happened

On the other side of the city, Nie Chang was pacing up and down in the street next to Su Yan’s apartment. He really couldn’t believe what had just happened. Could it really be that Su Yan’s mother had just called him to share some relationship advice? And had he really heard her calling him her son-in-law? What was going on here?
He took out his phone and frowned at the screen. A quick look at his call log showed that he indeed hadn’t hallucinated. Or, well, maybe he was still inside a dream? Then again, he had already gotten that strange message a few days ago that somehow helped him to get closer to Su Yan. It wasn’t completely ridiculous for Madam Su to step in. Maybe he just had a lot of luck lately.
Just when he wanted to put his phone away the screen lit up once more: [Future Wife]
Nie Chang smiled. That couldn’t already be the call his future mother-in-law had talked about, could it? He took a moment to get his excitement under control before he picked up.
“Yes?”
“Ah Chang …”
Nie Chang instantly frowned. “What happened?” Su Yan’s voice sounded weak, nothing like the usually energetic tone. Even when he was down his voice wasn’t as feeble. He sounded like something was wrong and the fact that he wasn’t answering didn’t make it any better. “Ah Yan, what happened? Are you alright?”
Just then, there was a crash in the background. “Su Guanting, I dare you to do that again! So what if our son is gay? That’s still our child! Other people can say whatever they want but I won’t let you treat him this way!”
Nie Chang paled. Madam Su was loud enough for him to hear every word clearly and she only ever got loud for Su Yan’s sake. The fact that she was screaming madly must mean that something had gone completely wrong.
“Ah Yan!” Nie Chang’s heart ached. “What happened?”
“Can you come and pick me up?” Su Yan’s voice still sounded just as faint.
Nie Chang sighed. At least he had responded. He ran to his car sped in the direction of the Su’s residence.
Su Yan heard an engine revving on the other side. He slid down on the wall and just sat there, dazed. He also didn’t know what had actually happened. He just knew that he had felt dizzy from the moment his father had slapped him. His old man shouldn’t have that much strength, should he?
Su Yan frowned. He honestly didn’t know. He just wanted to see Nie Chang now and try what his mother had advised him to do. He didn’t want to live with this feeling of not knowing how to face Nie Chang any longer.
“Ah Yan, talk to me.” Nie Chang’s soothing voice came from the other side of the house, calming his thoughts a bit.
“Mn.” Su Yan nodded and closed his eyes. Maybe he should go and open the door? Nie Chang certainly wouldn’t take long. Didn’t he always arrive immediately when he needed him?
Su Yan clutched the wall behind him and slowly got up. The room spun even faster. “Uh …” His phone fell to the ground with a clatter. He extended his arm to pick it up but the room was still spinning. Finally, he gave up and just shuffled in the direction of the front door.
“Ah Yan!” Nie Chang cursed and accelerated the car. Something was obviously wrong!
Finally, the residence came in sight. Nie Chang sped up the gateway and harshly brought the car to a stop. He didn’t care for the protesting wheels and just pushed open the door and ran to the residence.
“Ah Yan!” He rang the doorbell and hammered against the door but the only thing he heard was the furious voice of Madam Su from somewhere in the house.
“Just go on like this and I’ll divorce you!”
Nie Chang gulped. Whatever had happened was probably really bad if she even wanted to divorce him. Those two normally were a harmonious pair judging from the times he had come over when Su Yan and he had still been in school.
“Ah Yan!” Nie Chang grew anxious. He rang the doorbell again. Damn, can’t you at least stop arguing to look who’s at your door? What if it’s someone important?
He took his phone out again. “Ah Yan! Ah Yan, can you hear me?” He listened intently but there was still only the angry voice of Madam Su. Shit. He had probably dropped the phone somewhere.
Nie Chang had never felt this helpless in his life. He knew Mister Su. That guy had a short fuse and high expectations. Considering what Madam Su had said he had probably figured out what had happened between them. It wouldn’t be that surprising if he hurt Su Yan.
Nie Chang ended the call and went to his call log to get Madam Su’s number instead. Before he could tap the right one the door in front of him actually opened.
Nie Chang’s eyes went wide. “Ah Yan! What happened to you? Where did this blood come from?!”
Su Yan frowned slightly. Blood? He looked around but couldn’t find any. Whatever. He reached out to Nie Chang, asking for a hug.
“Let’s get you to the hospital!” Nie Chang ignored his extended arms and just picked him up from the ground. Then, he hurried to his car and put Su Yan on the passenger seat, before running to the other side and getting behind the steering wheel. “Let me help you.” He leaned over and tried to fasten the seatbelt but Su Yan frowned at him and grabbed his hand.
“What are you doing?”
“Fastening your seatbelt. We have to get you to the hospital. You’re hurt.”
“You haven’t hugged me back.” Su Yan’s face scrunched up.
“Hah?” Nie Chang couldn’t understand but he grew instantly flustered. Why were there tears in Su Yan’s eyes?
“You didn’t hug me back! You don’t like me. How could you do this to me? Tell me! Who is it? Who the hell is the guy that seduced you?”
Nie Chang closed his eyes. Honestly, was this the moment for confessing their feelings? He bent over and pecked Su Yan on the lips. “Shut up or I’ll really let somebody else seduce me.” Then, he fastened the seatbelt and hurriedly started the engine again.
Su Yan looked at him in a daze. He couldn’t even understand on a normal day. How would he be able to comprehend Nie Chang’s actions when his head hurt this much? In the end, he just closed his eyes and leaned against the window. He’d ask him again when he woke up.

OMF V1C115 A Guest Bringing Wine

In Zhong Gang’s teahouse, people were conversing while tasting the snacks and drinking Nie Huang’s tea. Nobody regretted that they had listened to the guests from yesterday and decided to come here to give the teahouse a try too. The happy atmosphere really made people want to linger.
Well … As long as they ignored a certain table, that was. Madam Zhong observed the expression on her self-proclaimed son-in-law’s face and sighed. How long had it been? She still hadn’t found out what had happened. She only knew that when she came back from the kitchen, Guanyu had been lying on the ground bawling her eyes out, the old woman that had come by yesterday was totally stunned and Shao Hai was gently hugging a blushing Jing Yi. Since then, Qiu Ling’s expression seemed to grow darker with every passing hour.
Well, although Madam Zhong didn’t know what exactly had happened she could imagine half of it: Guanyu must have bothered her son again and Shao Hai stepped in, stunning the old woman and angering the Daoist Master.
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OMF V1C93 She’s a Beauty

“Huh?” Yi Zan rubbed his ears. It seems … he had misheard? “Your Majesty, could you repeat that? It seems the transmission is bad today.”
“I said: Your sister. She’s a beauty.”
“Hm?” Yi Zan looked at Qiang Wei, his gaze asking whether he had heard the same thing.
Qiang Wei leaned over and looked at Qiu Ling’s face with a frown. “Your Majesty, something is wrong with this stone. It sounds like you’re asking about Yi Zan’s sister. How about we try my stone instead? Maybe Yi Zan’s became spoiled or something like that.”
“Screw you, Qiang Wei! How could a transmission stone become spoiled? You’re talking nonsense again! Now get back to your post! Who’s going to guard my beloved if both of you are talking to me?!”
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