On the second day, Yi HanZhi found that he could move freely. Although it was still a little painful, it was much better than yesterday! He couldn’t help but be surprised at the effectiveness of this medicine.
What is the first thing you do when you are recovered from an injury? Yi HanZhi said, of course he had to go out! When there was no game, what else could he do besides going out to play?
So he planned to go out without having breakfast early in the morning. Although there were no modern high-tech game consoles in ancient times, after all, he was full of curiosity when he came to this place for the first time! First of all, the first thing was to go out for a hearty breakfast. He wondered what was the difference between the ancient breakfast and the modern one.
It’s just that as soon as he left the room, Bai Jun followed closely behind.
“Oh, where is Young Master Yi going this early?”
Yi HanZhi looked back at the protagonist, pretending not to see him. He raised his leg and walked forward.
‘Cherish life and stay away from the protagonist.’
But Bai Jun didn’t want to let him go so easily. He hurriedly chased him, put one hand on Yi HanZhi’s shoulder, and held the person in front of him.
Yi HanZhi’s reaction was extremely strong. He slapped Bai Jun’s hand away and jumped three feet away. And, this jump affected the wound at the back and he immediately was in a cold sweat.
“Don’t touch me. Stay away from me.”
Bai Jun’s strength was extremely strong. Yi HanZhi’s shadow over that night’s events was extremely deep, and he couldn’t help but react a little bit big. That feeling of being pushed down under someone and that he couldn’t help himself in the slightest, he didn’t want to experience it second time. That time, he would regard it as if he was bitten by a dog.
Bai Jun retracted his hand in the end. Was he so scary? Did he need to respond like this?
“I won’t touch you, OK. And you, it’s early in the morning....... where are you going?”
“Where am I going, do I need to report to you?”
Yi HanZhi rolled his eyes, wondering if it was his Illusion. He just looked at Bai Jun’s face, and it actually overlapped with that bastard that night! Look closely, he really looked a bit like..........
“Of course, you don’t need to. But I also just got up and I want to accompany the young master. Can I go out with you for breakfast?”
Bai Jun’s expression was hidden under the veil, and Yi HanZhi could not see his expression.
“Oh! I’ve just had it. You can go eat it yourself! I’m going to Huajie. You, don’t follow me!”
*(T/N: 花街 – Huajie, red-light district)
He regretted it as soon as he said it. This insane nonsense was too ridiculous! Going to Huajie this early morning, who would believe it!
Sure enough, after Bai Jun was slightly surprised, his eyes became deep. He just watched him and no longer spoke.
Yi HanZhi shook his head with some guilty conscience.
“Ruhua, she is waiting for me! We made an appointment last night!”
Since he had already started this nonsense, he naturally continued to follow the lie.
Bai Jun made this ‘Oh’ very meaningfully, and then looked at him with a smile from the corner of his eyes.
“I think I’ve never been to Huajie? Why doesn’t Young Master take me to see if they have opened the door today or not? Let me know what kind of place it is? And, what makes it so fascinating that Young Master even forgot to go home?”
“Can I refuse?!!!”
He hadn’t been there yet? If he didn’t know the plot, he would still believe it, but he was once a reader with a God’s perspective! ‘Heh~ Want to lie to this lord? Don’t think about it. And, this lord won’t take you there.’ As a result, he showed signs of hesitation. As if he wanted to say something but then hesitated.
*(T/N: 爷 - father or grandfather but used as a colloquial word here: meaning “I, me, lord”. It is usually used by men.)
“Why? Isn’t it convenient?”
Of course it’s inconvenient. He didn’t want to stay with the protagonist at all, you assh*le! He wanted to live a few more years! But in his mouth, he still had to flatter him.
“Young hero is joking. Br*thel that place is not suitable for a chivalrous person, like Young hero. For a remarkable and outstanding person like.......... Young hero, how can you go to the br*thel and that kind of place?”
Yi HanZhi really said all the words that he could think of about compliments. In order to prevent the protagonist from following him, he was really considerate and caring.
Bai Jun looked at him with a faint smile but nodded. At first, he just wanted to tease him, but now seeing the performance of the other side trying to stop him at all cost, he had to follow him.
“Although you praise me like this, I am very happy, but I am also an ordinary man and occasionally have some physical needs.”
‘For example, the night before?’
Now that he had said to this point, Yi HanZhi really had no reason to reject the other party. So, he had to give up. He endured. Anyway, in two days, that idiot must go back, and then he would officially say goodbye to the other party! Then he could live his little life peacefully! He felt happy just thinking about it!
“Young Master, please!”
Bai Jun stretched out his left hand and made a gesture of invitation, so that Yi HanZhi could walk in front.
Yi HanZhi straightened his clothes, put his left hand behind his waist, swung a folding fan with his right hand, and swaggered out. It’s okay. A great man knows when to yield and when not. He would just endure him for two more days.
Early in the morning, the streets were already very lively, and they were all selling breakfast.
Yi HanZhi touched his stomach with his left hand. Yesterday, he slept all day without eating. He was already hungry at the moment. Facing the food, he swallowed his saliva unconsciously.
At this time, he was passing by a steamed bun shop, and the person behind him stopped.
“Young Master, wait a moment. Bai came out in a hurry and hasn’t eaten breakfast yet. Wait for me to buy two steamed buns to satisfy my hunger.”
After saying that, Bai Jun took out the silver taels from his body and handed it to the person at the bun shop.
“Give me some meat buns.”
“Okay, customer, please wait a moment.”
“Does Young Master Yi want one?”
Bai Jun took the buns from the vendor and looked back at Yi Han.
Before he could say the words, his stomach grumbled unsatisfactorily.
This time, that’s extremely embarrassing!
Yi HanZhi’s face flushed red. He quickly covered his stomach and strode forward.
“You, you don’t get me wrong. I, I may not have eaten enough in the morning.”
Bai Jun followed closely with the buns.
It’s really embarrassing. Yi HanZhi was ashamed, and the steps he took were getting bigger and bigger.
Bai Jun took the buns, hurried to catch up, took out one and handed it over.
Looking at the steamed buns in front of him, Yi HanZhi wanted to say no to the other party, but his stomach was so unsatisfactory that it rang a few times!
In desperation, he didn’t care about anything else, and took a bite.
Maybe it was because he was too hungry, he thought this was the best bun he had ever eaten, and he ate it in three or two bites.
But how can an empty stomach be filled with a bun? He stared at the Bai Jun in front of him, who was eating the bun in his hand leisurely. He kept staring foolishly to the side at random.
The other party seemed to realize the look in his eyes and looked back at him.
He saw Yi HanZhi was looking at him with piercing eyes. No, he was looking at the bun in his hand.
Bai Jun paused before handing over the buns wrapped in paper.
“Do you want more?”
The other party didn’t look up at him, just stared at the steamed bun and nodded. That expression was like a docile puppy. In terms of affection in the other party’s heart, he was not as attractive as the steamed buns. Bai Jun suddenly felt frustrated.
Yi HanZhi took the buns handed over by the other party and ate them unceremoniously. It was really delicious!
Bai Jun looked at him and was speechless for a while. He bought six buns, he ate only one, and the rest went into Yi HanZhi’s stomach. That person told him at the beginning that he had had breakfast. It seemed that the purpose of this person at the beginning was not to go out with him!
After eating four buns in one go, his stomach felt full. But he ate too many buns, so he was a little thirsty. When passing by a tea shop, he stopped his feet and dragged Bai Jun into it.
“I’m not a stingy person either. You invite me to eat the buns, I invite you to drink tea. It is fair and after drinking, we both don’t owe each other. Waiter, serve the tea.”
Bai Jun looked at him meaningfully but didn’t say a word. He really....... was completely different from before, it’s almost like a different person.
The vendor at the stall heard the words and went to get a pot of tea for them with a smile.
To show his sincerity, Yi HanZhi personally poured a cup of tea for Bai Jun, and then poured himself a cup. He couldn’t wait to deliver it to his mouth, almost burning his tongue.
Yi HanZhi stuck out his tongue and fanned it with his hand.
“F*ck, it’s so hot, how can you drink it!”
Bai Jun looked at him, not knowing whether to laugh or cry. The water for making tea is naturally boiling hot water. This is common sense, okay!
The two drank the tea for a long time, and it was noon when they arrived at Furong Pavilion.
At this time, Furong Pavilion had not yet opened, and the door was closed.
Yi HanZhi braced himself and stepped forward, and patted the door.
“Madam, opened the door. I’m here.”
At noon, he came to knock on the door of the brothel. Yi HanZhi felt that the two of them were mentally retarded at the moment. Fortunately, this was a red-light district, and almost no one passed by at this time.
After knocking for a long time, a handyman yawned and reluctantly came to open the door.
“Who came knocking on the door at noon? Don’t you know to come at night if you are looking for a girl?”
Yi HanZhi, with the black lines on his face, looked at the man, and forced a smile.
*(T/N: 满脸黑线 – literally ‘black lines covered/on the whole face’; usually used as a metaphor for unhappiness, helplessness or frustration and such. An anime character whose face is covered by vertical black lines or sweat is usually used as a meme for this one.)
“I’m looking for Ruhua!”
The man obviously knew him, and quickly invited them in.
“How come Young Master Yi came so early? You sit in the lobby and wait for a while. I’ll go and invite Madam down.”
The man placed them beside the tea table, and kindly poured a cup of tea for each of them before turning around and leaving.
Yi HanZhi didn’t dare to touch the things in this brothel easily anymore, so he looked around.
Bai Jun picked up the tea cup in his hand and sent it to his mouth.
It was only then that Yi HanZhi found out that the other party would not take off the veil even if he was just eating the buns then and drinking water now. He was very curious. He only knew from reading the book that the other party was the number one beauty in martial arts circles. Even Lin YiYi, the number one beauty in the world, was eclipsed in front of him. But he had never seen what the other party looked like. So, he was very curious.
Thinking of this, he thought of the beauty that night again. Although something particularly unpleasant had happened, he had to admit that that person was really beautiful!
“Why are you wearing a veil all the time? Are you so ugly that you don’t dare to see people?”
Although he knew that the other party was wearing a veil because of his beauty, he just wanted to annoy him and make him unhappy.
Bai Jun raised his eyebrows. Say, he was ugly? He didn’t know who was the one calling him ‘beauty this, beauty that’ all night that night.
“Bai was born with an ugly appearance. For fear of scaring others, he covered his face with a veil.”
*(T/N: They really like to use third person pronouns.)
Yi HanZhi curled his lips boringly. This person simply opened his mouth and just told a lie straight.
After a while, the handyman invited the Madam down.
The Madam walked slowly to the two of them and saluted them. It was not known if it was an illusion or not, Yi HanZhi found out that when the Madam saw Bai Jun, a trace of panic flashed in her eyes.
“How come Young Master Yi came so early today?”
The Madam was about to pour tea for him, but found that he hadn’t touched his cup of tea. So, she stopped, and sat down in a seat opposite him.
“I’m here to find Ruhua!”
Yi HanZhi looked at the other party’s every move and shook his folding fan lightly.
“Ruhua just took a rest! Yesterday she picked up guests one after another, and just took a break at Sishi today. Young Master Yi, why don’t you take a look and see if you want to change another girl? This young master looks very unfamiliar. Is he...... a friend of Young Master Yi?”
*(T/N: 巳时 - Sishi; sìshí, period of the day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
There was a smile on Xu Niang’s face, and her eyes wandered between the two.
Yi HanZhi got goosebumps when he saw him, but he still pretended to be calm.
“Well, he is a friend, called Bai Jun.”
“Young Master Bai! If it is Young Master Yi’s friend, then it is a friend of this Madam. Please take care of me in the future.”
Bai Jun smiled and exchanged glances with the Madam, without saying a word.
The Madam smiled, and then changed the subject.
“By the way, I heard Ruhua say that Young Master didn’t want to let her serve you that day and pushed her out. I don’t know which girl was fortunate enough to be able to get the love of Young Master Yi?”
Hearing this, the corner of Yi HanZhi’s mouth winced. The past events were painful to recall! Why was there always someone who wanted him to remember that day again and again!
“Oh! I don’t know. I just grabbed a girl casually.”
In order to hide his embarrassment, Yi HanZhi took a sip of the tea on the table, completely forgetting the idea that the things in the brothel must not be touched.
The Madam smiled even more.
“That’s a pity, and I don’t know which girl is so lucky.”
Yi HanZhi really didn’t want to mention this topic, so he got up, held his hands in front, and bowed.
Since Miss Ruhua has just rested, then I won’t bother. We will leave first and come again next time.”
Then he pulled Bai Jun and left Furong Pavilion.