Chapter 13: One Hundred Years Ago (4)
Late at night;
Ji Yuan began to follow the plan that was decided and he knew that Xue Qianxue was staying in a particular inn.
Xia Jiajia had said to him, “I know that she likes cleanliness the most and will surely take a bath at exactly the same hour of the night.”
He had asked Xia Jiajia and Ling Feiyang, “You are not following me to the inn?”
Ling Feiyang smiled, “I’m a gentleman.”
Ji Yuan: …
“I am also a gentleman…” He muttered.
Xia Jiajia shook her head, “Do you expect me to jump on the roof top with my long skirt?”
“Erm, no.” Ji Yuan smiled weakly before he left to execute their plan.
When Ji Yuan had left, Xia Jiajia turned to Ling Feiyang with a curled smile. “So how is the feeling of letting your bosoms touched by him?”
Ling Feiyang: …
“He will be a dead man soon. Does it matter?” Ling Feiyang smiled coldly. Then he added, “If he is not dead anytime soon then I will chop off his dirty hands.”
Xia Jiajia averted her eyes, “Actually he is actually quite good looking, without his ugly beard of course.”
Ling Feiyang waved his fan as he said coldly, “Unfortunately he has offended me several times already. He thinks that I am just his junior and a lowly fifth realm golden celestial.”
Xia Jiajia chuckled jovially, “He only has his eyes on me. He doesn’t have any extra eyes for our seventh realm saintess Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue here.”
Ling Feiyang averted his eyes, “For a moment, I’ve thought that he had seen through my disguise and is just making a fool out of me.”
Xia Jiajia asked, “Do you think that he will succeed in his mission?”
Ling Feiyang said coolly, “It won’t be hard for him and that is the reason why we have lured him here.”
Xia Jiajia said quietly, “Actually I don’t want him to die.”
Ling Feiyang said, “He is already a dead man when he has offended Xue Qianxue in this manner. This is something that he did on his own accord and we didn’t force him to say so. I say that the result is actually much better than we have expected. We should reward Li Yi handsomely for his playacting.”
“I shall see to that.” Xia Jiajia nodded.
With a soft sigh, she said melancholy, “The minute that he tries to barter with Xue Qianxue on her personal secret then he will be a dead man.”
“Barter or not, he is already a dead man.” Ling Feiyang was suddenly smiling.
Ji Yuan had already found the inn that Xue Qianxue was staying put.
He was muttering, “According to Xia Jiajia, there are eight bronze mirrors that are placed strategically in her room. Since this is only an inn, her room shouldn’t be big and the bath tub should be in her room.”
From the roof top, he could see that the beautiful form of Xue Qianxue as she began to remove her robe gracefully.
“She seems to be alone?” He thought.
But he was soon blinking his eyes. What was the point of seeing only her shadow?
He was soon frowning.
He had to get closer.
So he quietly leapt onto the roof top that was above her room and quietly removed the corner of a roof tile. He would only need a light hole to see clearly.
He was thinking with silent chuckles, “Who needs mirrors or divine sense when I have my superior lightless skill anyway? I only need my eyes.”
Xue Qianxue was indeed in the bath tub and he could see her bare shoulder and beautiful shy face.
He was soon gasping. Perhaps beautiful was not the word to describe her peerless look that could melt the hearts of men and caused men to sin. He saw that she was also snowy white and had her hair bundled upward into a long pony tail.
“She is indeed a goddess. No wonder she is ranked as one of the two goddesses in the Desolate Celestial Fraternity.” He was muttering to himself. “She is only not beautiful but cute looking. However I already have my Xia Jiajia and let’s not forget that behind her beautiful demeanor, she is also my enemy that wants to humiliate me. Without my beard, I’ll be a laughing stock in the entire Desolate Celestial Fraternity.”
Xue Qianxue was giggling to herself as she played with the scented flowers that were floating on her bathtub. She was soon singing a beautiful soft tune as she laughed at the same time.
Ji Yuan was muttering, “She is like a fairy goddess. This is too sinful. She seems to be seducing me…”
But he continued to look at her and was mesmerized by her actions. Soon he had forgotten about his mission and he was drooling.
All of a sudden he had realized that he had been on the roof top for quite some time now and he had completely forgotten about his mission.
Then he looked at Xue Qianxue who was still in her bathtub as he thought, “I can’t believe that she has been inside the bathtub for nearly an hour? What is she? A duck? At this rate this is going, I can’t see her naked figure…”
“This is a bad position. I need to shift a little. With my superior eyesight, surely I can see through the water and know whether she is a white tiger…”
So he started to shift his body and all of a sudden he felt the numbness that was on his legs. “Crap, I’ve been in the same position for too long and my legs have gone numb…”
All of a sudden he had tripped on the exposed roof tile and he had crashed through the roof, landing with a loud splash into Xue Qianxue’s bathtub!
Xue Qianxue was completely stunned when she saw his head popping out of the water of the bathtub, “Ji Yuan! It is you! How…how…dare you…” She had immediately covered her body with her hands and had curled up her body.
Ji Yuan was also stunned because he was now looking at Xue Qianxue straight into her face and she was more beautiful in person than from afar. “Wait! I can explain…my lightless skill has just failed me because my legs are numbed…”
Xue Qianxue was gasping with horror, “You…you…you are peeping at me?! You are actually a flower thief…”
Ji Yuan immediately protested as he said panicky, “You have really misunderstood me. I am not peeping. I just want to know if you are a white tiger so that I can use your secret to trade for the safety of my beard.”
He was now panicky explaining because he was really afraid of losing his life in the next instant.
Xue Qianxue: …
There were tears in Xue Qianxue’s eyes and her voice was trembling, “Get out of here immediately!”
“I will quickly. Sacred Maiden Xue, I’ve admired you for a long time. This isn’t really intentional…”
He clumsily attempted to get out of the bathtub but he had suddenly lost his balance in the water as he fell onto her and his head had landed on her bosoms, grabbing her boobs as he tried to regain his balance.
“This isn’t intentional…” He continued to mutter as he jumped out of the bathtub in a hurry. As he tried to look for an entrance, he had a clumsy fall on the wet floor before he crawled out of her room in great panic.
As Ji Yuan made his escape, he did not stop until he was in a forest.
He was muttering, “I am not dead yet?”
He soon broke into a cold sweat, “Xue Qianxue will never spare me for peeping at her. Now it is not only my beard that is endangered. My own life now is also at stake. What should I do now?”
He began to pace in circles, “It is a lucky thing that she seems to have lost her wits earlier when the accident happens or I will surely be dead. But when she recovers her wits, the first person that she is going to look for and to kill is me…so what shall I do?”
“Ji Yuan, you have completed your mission?” It was Xia Jiajia and she was followed behind by Ling Feiyang.
“Why are you so wet?” Xia Jiajia asked curiously.
Ji Yuan was startled from his thoughts when they had suddenly appeared. But after realizing that she was Xia Jiajia, his heart began to calm down immediately.
He put on a straight face before he said calmly, “I took a dip into the river because Xue Qianxue is really too hot.”
Xia Jiajia chuckled, “So who is hotter? Me or she?”
Ji Yuan laughed, “Of course it is my Jiajia.”
Xia Jiajia giggled softly before she asked, “So what have you found out?”
Ji Yuan actually did not see a thing but he was not about to let the maiden that he liked to look down on him. Moreover there was this Ling Feiyang who was constantly looking lecherously at his Xia Jiajia. Therefore he said with a soft laughter, “Of course I’ve seen everything. She is indeed a white tiger.”
It was merely a guess.
Ling Feiyang and Xia Jiajia quietly stole a glance at each other; this was the information that they had needed.
When it was time for Ling Feiyang and Xue Qianxue to duel with each other, Ling Feiyang would use this information to taunt Xue Qianxue and to distract her from performing her best.
And Ling Feiyang would then reveal to Xue Qianxue that it was actually Ji Yuan who was peeping at her. No matter what the outcome of the duel was, Ji Yuan would be a dead man.