When the shopkeeper heard the movement, he hurried over and saw someone kicking the door open. Just as he opened his mouth to curse, his eyes suddenly made contact with a pair of eyes which were as sharp as an arrow. He felt his soul tremble upon meeting the person’s gaze, “Gong… Gongzi… Are you here to……” before he could ask if the person wanted to stay, his neck was choked by Feng Lingran.
“Which room is the young girl who just came in staying at?” Feng Lingran’s voice was as cold as a severe winter.
The shopkeeper tried to grab his hands around his neck, but he found himself unable to grasp the invisible power. He shivered in fear and pointed upstairs, “The third… room on the right.”
A sound fell.
The strength on the shopkeeper’s neck was gone. He fell to the ground, with palms around his neck, panting. His heart was trembling and shaking. When he looked up, the terrifying man was gone.
Feng Lingran went to the room as mentioned by the shopkeeper and opened the door. He was greeted by an empty bed with no sign of Xiao Xi. He squeezed his fingers together. As he was about to leave, with the corner of his eyes, he saw some wet clothes hanging on the folding screen in the room. It was the type of clothes a young girl would wear, and on the top was a pale blue belly-band.
Feng Lingran’s face blushed red. He turned and closed the door, letting out a little cough.
Behind the folding screen, no sound could be heard.
Feng Lingran frowned, and his eyes had a flash of worry. He said, “Xi’er.”
What he got was silence.
Feng Lingran frowned even deeper. His heart tightened when he thought of Xiao Qi. Did Wan Siyu lay murderous hands on Xiao Xi?
Feng Lingran pursed his lips like a thin blade. At this moment, he couldn’t bother to be a gentleman anymore, he strode toward the folding screen and tried to ignore the fact that it was rude.
Feng Lingran walked across the folding screen and saw a young girl sitting in the bath barrel, naked. He closed his eyes quickly and his handsome face blushed even more.
After a short while.
Feng Lingran still did not hear the girl’s voice. He slowly opened his eyes, but he saw the girl in the bath barrel with her eyes closed and cheeks flushed red, as if she was unconscious.
Something bad happened!
Feng Lingran’s heart sank. He ignored how improper it was and touched her face which was unusually red.
It is feverish.
Does she have a fever?
Feng Lingran tested the temperature of the water in the bath barrel with a finger. It is cold. If she continues to soak in it, would she still be alive?
Feng Lingran frowned tightly and carried the girl out of the bath barrel. Her long legs dangled on his arm, forming a beautiful arc. Her skin was as white as jade which exuded a sweet fragrance. After Feng Lingran glanced at her, he moved his gaze and looked forward instead. However, his mind could not waver the image of the young girl’s body.
Feng Lingran placed the girl on the bed and covered her with a blanket. He exhaled slightly, with his face bright red.
“Hmm… it’s so hot.”
Xiao Xi muttered and swung away the blanket with her arm. Her body then turned sideways letting her hand slide over Feng Lingran’s arm. Suddenly, she grabbed his arm and moved her face closer to him.
“So cool and comfortable.”
Feng Lingran’s clothes are made of the best silk in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, so it feels silky and cold when one touches it. Xiao Xi who was feeling hot and uncomfortable naturally tried to attach herself to Feng Lingran’s body.
Feng Lingran’s arm trembled slightly. His eyes flashed when he saw Xiao Xi’s face also leaning over too.
“Xi’er, you have a fever. I’ll find a doctor now.”
Feng Lingran stared at her small face, grasped her arm with his slender fingers and pulled it slightly. However, he did not expect her to suddenly drag him hard. Feng Lingran fell onto the bed. He turned sideways and fell next to her to avoid crushing her. Xiao Xi took the opportunity to lie down on him.
“It’s so cool, so cool …”
Xiao Xi’s delicate voice was blur. Her hands hugged his neck and rubbed her face against him like a small fox in his arms.
Being crushed by Xiao Xi, Feng Lingran’s heart trembled when he heard the young girl muterred unconsciously. His body started becoming hot as if he was also affected by her.
Feng Lingran’s voice was a little hoarse. He moved his hands a little, but had no idea where to place it.
A moment later.
The girl in his arms laid down and did not budge at all, as if she found a comfortable position and slept soundly.
Feng Lingran’s chest slightly undulated. A strangeness flashed in his eyes. The aroma of the young girl’s body became stronger, bewildering his soul.
Feng Lingran poked out his tongue, licked his dry lips, and swallowed his saliva. He placed his hands on the girl’s waist and lifted her up. He saw her blood vessels pounded in her delicate neck. His eyes looked strange and deep. Slowly, his thin lips started leaning toward the girl’s neck……
All of a sudden.
There was a sound of someone pushing the door, entering the room.
Feng Lingran’s eyes changed. He immediately grabbed the corner of the blanket and covered Xiao Xi’s body with it. He then sat straight up, grabbed the blanket single-handedly and hugged the girl tightly in his arms.
Upon seeing Wan Siyu appeared at the door, darkness flashed across Feng Lingran’s eyes
Wan Siyu slightly hesitated upon seeing Feng Lingran sitting on the bed. When he saw a girl’s head in Feng Lingran’s arms, he smirked , “Did I come in at a wrong time to disturb you, Lingran?”
Feng Lingran kept silent, but his eyes were as cold as ice.
Wan Yanyu felt creepy all over his body. Why is Feng Lingran suddenly so intimidating?
“Haha… both of you can go on, I’m not going to bother you two.”
Wan Siyu finished his sentence, turned around and wanted to slip away.
The door closed itself without any wind. Wan Siyu’s knocked both his forehead and nose against the door, leading to a nosebleed.
Wan Siyu almost thought he heard it wrongly. Feng Lingran asked him to go toward him? Could he choose to go against him?
“It’s getting late now. If there’s anything, let’s talk tomorrow!”
Wan Siyu reached out to pull the door, but no matter how hard he tried, the door wouldn’t move.
Feng Lingran’s voice deepened. Wan Siyu knew that he was enraged.
Wan Siyu let out a cry in his heart. He could only turn around and walk toward Feng Lingran. He stopped in his footsteps when he was about three steps away from the bed.
“Lingran, is there something I can help you with?”
“Uhh, it’s hot …”
Xiao Xi muttered again. She started to move around, placed her small hand on his chest, trying to reach out.
Feng Lingran’s eyes darkened slightly. He tightened the blanket single-handedly and grab Xiao Xi’s wrists with the other hand. She struggled, so the back of his hand inevitably touched her chest. Feng Lingran’s fingers and body tightened.
“You sharpened your sword …” He paused, then he spoke with his chilly voice, “To attack Xiao Xi?”
When Wan Lingyu saw Xiao Xi throwing herself onto Feng Lingran, he silently mocked the little fox for throwing herself around. He felt a cold sword sticking to his back bone when he was questioned by Feng Lingran, as if the sword would pierce his backbone anytime, crushing him to pieces.
“There is no such thing. The only reason why I sharpened the sword was because there was rust on it. It has nothing to do with this little fox.”
Wan Siyu was not stupid enough to admit that he wanted to collect Xiao Xi’s blood.
“If that’s the case, why did you break into her room during midnight?”
Wan Siyu’s eyes flickered slightly, and said, “Before she entered the inn, she soaked in the lake for quite a long time and she was also blown by the cold wind. I was afraid she would get a cold, so here I am.”
Feng Lingran snorted. Would he believe these blatant lies?
Xiao Xi felt herself getting hot and started struggling harder in Feng Lingran’s arms. Her legs started kicking the blanket and soon, a pair of feet were exposed. Her long and lanky legs were soon about to be exposed.
Feng Lingran kicked off his boots and moved quickly to the bed. He then held Xiao Xi’s legs and feet which were messing around and covered them under his robe.
He frowned tightly and glanced at Wan Siyu who was looking at both him and Xiao Xi. He said coldly, “Her body is very hot. You, come over here and diagnose her pulse.”
Wan Siyu walked over without uttering a single word. When he saw Feng Lingran’s hand that was grabbing Xiao Xi’s wrist removed the blanket, he was surprised to find out that the young girl in Feng Lingran’s arms was naked.
“Do not look around. If you do, I will dig your eyes out.”
Wan Siyu’s heart trembled and moved his gaze away. He placed his fingers on Xiao Xi’s wrist, his heart was filled with distraught. Him and Feng Lingran were sworn brothers, but now Feng Lingran wanted to dig his eyes out because of a girl?
This man really forgot his brother once he had a woman …
“Her fever is very serious. If the fever still persists, her lungs will be damaged. I am afraid she might not make it.”
Anxiety flashed across Feng Lingran’s eyes. He stared at Wan Siyu and said, “Yu Gongzi, I believe you have a solution to help Xi’er recover.”
“Hehe … you think very highly of me.”
“I do not want to listen to bullshit.”
Feng Lingran’s sudden chill and anger voice shocked Wan Siyu.
If it weren’t for Feng Lingran’s terrifying eyes and his familiar face, Wan Siyu would think that the man in front of him was not the Feng Lingran he recognized.
Wan Siyu took out a porcelain bottle from his arms. Before he could pour an elixir out, Feng Lingran snatched it away from him.
“Lingran, the little fox only needs one elixir. You can’t give her so many of the precious elixir. Her body will not be able to bear it. It will be counterproductive by the time…”
Feng Lingran fed an elixir into Xiao Xi’s mouth and placed the porcelain bottle into his arms.
“You better pray she recovers tomorrow.”
Wan Siyu was stunned. What does Feng Lingran mean? If the little fox does not recover by tomorrow, Feng Lingran will kill him?
“I’ll go find the herbs that will help her recover faster.”
Wan Siyu left the room after he finished his sentence. The elixir is only a temporary solution to suppress the fever in Xiao Xi’s body but not to cure it completely. It seemed like he wouldn’t be able to have any sleep tonight, but instead he had to collect herbs in the mountain instead.
Wan Siyu started regretting not giving Xiao Xi the medicine after she came out from the lake. He had already noticed she was having a cold that time. If he had given to her back then, her fever would have not deteriorated.
“Uhh … it’s so hot, so hot.”
Xiao Xi’s whole body was so hot that she felt uncomfortable. Her internal organs felt like they were burning too. She kept twisting and moving around in Feng Lingran’s arms. Her crystal-like-tears also moistened her eyelashes.
The blanket slid off. Xiao Xi’s arm and soft skin were exposed. At this moment, her skin was no longer as white as jade, but it turned pale pink instead. The scent of a woman’s unique body fragrance rushed into Feng Lingran’s nose…..