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Chapter 196 Revert the incident by taking liberties with a woman
Even after he had been scolded, he didn't feel that he was mean and despicable. On the contrary, he felt that he was quite pure!
Shu Huan bathed inside, he guarded outside.
Listening to that t.i.tillating sound of water, he couldn't reveal any imaginations on his face. He could only stand with his hands behind his back and a serious face while he looked from time to time at the gradually darkening sky. He feigned a calm appearance lest someone sees him and he becomes a joke.
It wasn't easy to be like Liu Xiahui!
Liu Xiahui was governor of the District of Liuxia in the Lu State. He was a man of eminent virtue, and is said on one occasion to have held a lady in his lap without the slightest imputation on his moral character.
It happened that Shang Xin came with two bowls of concoction and said in a low voice, “Doctor Ji said that this is medicine to prevent the epidemic disease and let second young master and mistress to remember drink it after you've bathed.”
At first, Gu Xiran didn't feel that there was anything wrong with this. After he took over a bowl, he said, “Alright.”
However, Shang Xin didn't leave and still stood there with lowered head which made him a bit surprised, “Is there anything else?”
“Doctor Ji, he said…,” Shang Xin's face reddened. “This concoction shouldn't be taken with concoction to prevent a pregnancy…”
Gu Xiran looked at her speechlessly.
Shang Xin felt embarra.s.sed, “I…I only pa.s.sed the message…it has nothing to do with me…”
After she said that, she turned and ran away. Gu Xiran looked at the bowl of concoction in his hand and didn't know whether he should laugh or cry.
Ji Danqing was deliberately giving him a hard time!
Not to mention that he didn't remember the matter of the concoction to prevent a pregnancy, even if he remembered, he couldn't be so thick-skinned to let people gather the herbs and make a concoction to prevent a pregnancy now when herbs were very precious.
He secretly scolded Ji Danqing from head to toe. When Gu Xiran thought more about it, he felt that something was not right. Only now did he realize that Ji Danqing's intention wasn't to point at the concoction to prevent a pregnancy but at the current status of Shu Huan!
Since she had been divorced, Shu Huan and he didn't have the relations.h.i.+p of husband and wife anymore. The things that he could do in the past, but didn't have the time to do before, now, he couldn't do them because they were illegitimately conferred. Naturally, they had thoughts that transcended this era. They didn't repel like ancient people on the matter like getting on the bus first before paying for the ticket. However, this kind of thing, no matter if it was in the ancient or modern times, it was the woman who would suffer the loss. Even if Shu Huan only wished for a true heart and didn't care about status (of being the wife), he didn't want the one he loved to suffer grievances that she shouldn't suffer.
From the appearance, he was just a man who had turned eighteen, but his thoughts weren't so young (innocent) anymore. He especially despised people using the name of love to do things without thinking about the other party and required the other party to sacrifice unconditionally in all aspects. When the requirements were not met, those people would often say, “You don't love me at all!”
In fact, that was extremely selfish and they were usually the ones who would desert the other party!
He and Shu Huan couldn't go back anymore. Since this era cared about reputation, they couldn't not follow the local customs. In any case, he didn't want to cause Shu Huan's reputation to be damaged. Naturally, Ji Danqing also meant this.
“I finished. You can come in.”
Gu Xiran's thoughts were elsewhere when Shu Huan's voice came from inside. He lowered his head and looked at the bowl of concoction in his hand. He smiled helplessly. When he raised the curtain, went in and saw Shu Huan who was a feast to the eyes with water still dripping from her hair, his smile couldn't help but become more bitter.
Shu Huan didn't have clothes to change. At this moment, she wore Gu Xiran's robe. It was too wide and too big. The hem was dragged over the ground like a mop. The sleeves were also too wide that she had to pull them up. It was fine if she stood still while wearing such wide clothes. If she moved around, the clothes would glue to her body because being blown by the wind and showed her seductive curves that would let people be lost in wild and fanciful thoughts. Gu Xiran had to turn his face an tried not to look at her.
“Drink the concoction. It is to prevent the epidemic disease. If you let it stay there a bit more, it would become cold.”
Shu Huan was trying to tie the belt and said, “Did you go look for Liangchen and Meijing? If there is still place here, let them move the things over to here. The most important thing is to bring my clothes. Your clothes are too big for me.”
Gu Xiran slapped his forehead and said, “I forgot…”
He truly forgot because he was so happy. Presumably, Zhang Zirong, Liangchen and Meijing were anxious like ants on a hot pot!
He raised the curtain and ordered someone to go pa.s.s the message. Gu Xiran hesitated for a moment and said, “Vacate the place on the side and clean it up.”
When Shu Huan heard this, she asked, “What do you want to do? There is no need to be so troublesome. After all, no one occupied Shu Yue's place now. We can let Shang Xin and the others take over.”
“It's not for them,” Gu Xiran smiled bitterly. “It's for me.”
“What?” Shu Huan was stunned.
Gu Xiran said, “You live here.”
“Oh,” Shu Huan hesitated and lowered her eyes. “That's right. We don't have any relations.h.i.+p with each other now. It's not good for us to live together…”
When Gu Xiran saw her being like this, he got a bit anxious and said, “Don't think too much. I'm…”
“I know!” Shu Huan interrupted him. She turned and her voice shook slightly as she said, “I know everything. You…you don't have to explain…”
She being like this, if it was not a misunderstanding, what else could it be?!
Gu Xiran had never seen her throw a temper, but today was different. The two had been separated for a long time and she had suffered a big shock. It was very normal that she was exceptionally sensitive. He felt that the tenderness in his heart rose. There was also nervousness and anxiousness. He walked up and hugged her from behind.
He felt her body trembled slightly as if she was suppressing a great sorrow. Gu Xiran hugged her more tightly and said, “Don't misunderstand. I only don't want your reputation to suffer. In fact…”
Shu Huan couldn't hold it in anymore. She bent and laughed hard. She said, “In fact…you are more dejected than me, isn't that right…?”
The moment Gu Xiran heard her laughter, he knew that he had fallen into her trap. He turned her around. That was indeed the case. She was laughing like a blooming flower now and didn't even have a bit sadness or sorrow on her face. She was obviously teasing him!
He said helplessly, “You know it all!”
“Yes!” Shu Huan laughed very innocently. “Didn't I say that I know everything? And, you still wanted to explain!”
It was rare for him to be silenced by Shu Huan for once. However, seeing her laugh so cheerfully, it seemed that it was worthwhile to fall into her traps sometimes. But, his natural disposition was to not suffer losses. He naturally had to win back his face. Hence, he looked at her lips, smiled mischievously and wanted to kiss them.
Who would've thought that Shu Huan was faster than him this time? Her lips immediately attached to his, but it was just a slight brush. Her lips had just rubbed against his lips and the lips didn't even had the chance to feel each other's warmth when her lips left his. Then, she turned and said, “It's time to take the concoction.”
“You…,” Gu Xiran felt more helpless.
Every time, it had been her who had been teased. Fortunately, Gu Xiran had scruples in his heart and didn't defraud her. Naturally, she had to make good use of this and turn the tables around! Shu Huan ignored him and grabbed the bowl. She drank the whole bowl of concoction as she frowned. Only after that did she take a long breath and said, “So bitter!”
Gu Xiran smiled while harboring evil designs and said, “Bitter? Might as well…”
He hasn't finished speaking yet when he heard Shu Huan shout, “Shang Xin! Shang Xin! Quickly come clean up the bowls!”
Gu Xiran was very dejected. He had suffered another defeat!