[Banana : Heya, thanks for waiting~ Here are the extras yo~!]
Returning back to the demon realm from Wan Nan Mountain, Ye Junchi rubbed JiYuan’s hair and told him that he(YJC) needs to immediately start a closed-door meditation, for 6 months.
JiYuan obediently nodded. He could, more or less guess why Ye Junchi wanted to do a closed-door meditation. Back in the Wan Nan Mountain, his(YJC) sober consciousness has to constrain both the demon ruler and his own evil energies at the same time, so his focus was scattered. Now that the demon ruler has disappeared, he(YJC) want to completely suppress those evil energies or refine it into his body.
Seeing his obedient look, Ye Junchi couldn’t help bowing down to kiss at his(JY) forehead. His gaze was gentle and there was only him(JY) alone in his(YJC) eyes.
“If you feel bored, then go out for a walk. You must be careful when you are alone, it’s better if you bring some people along when you go out.”
JiYuan : “En.”
“Really don’t want to invite your father to stay in the demon realm?”
JiYuan hesitated for a moment, and shook his head, “JiWen has taken the initiative to return the position of the family Head to my father. Plus my father has you to back him up, so it’s better for him to stay in the Ji House.”
Furthermore, other than JiSi, he couldn’t really adapt to other family relationship. Whenever he faced this ‘someone’s father’, he always felt a sense of guilty conscience.
Ye Junchi nodded, he held JiYuan tightly for a long time before releasing him. The corner of his lips curved up, “Remember to miss me.”
After he said that, Ye Junchi turned around and walked into a stone chamber.
JiYuan stared at the closed stone door for a moment, then he strolled back to his room with a sense of loss.
System imitating human emotions for so long now, its speech was becoming more and more human. Due to it being force-fed too much ‘dog food’, it took the advantage that nobody was around and immediately went to sow discord, “Big bro must be scared of you getting angry of him so he ran away first, then wait until your fury calmed down before coming out again!”
JiYuan originally was feeling a bit sad, but started to think for a while after hearing System’s words. There seemed to be some truth in it. JiYuan ‘rolled up his sleeves for battle’ and decided that he would write down the punishment method he can think of every day, so that even if 6 months have passed and his anger has calmed down, Ye Junchi don’t have the chance to escape from punishment. Praising his own wit, JiYuan rolled on the bed a few times then energetically jumped up and asked, “System, how come the new tasks still haven’t come out? I want to do the tasks!”
“Wait a bit more, you have just finished 2 high level tasks so the system couldn’t give any task out at the moment.”
JiYuan uttered an ‘Oh’ and laid down on the bed. Looking at the beams on top of the bed, he felt a bit anxious and perplexed; not sure if Ye Junchi could accept him when he finally revealed his real character to him(YJC). But even if Ye Junchi couldn’t accept it…. it was impossible for JiYuan to imitate other people for the rest of his life.
A month of peace and quiet, the demon palace then received an uninvited guest. At that moment, JiYuan was sitting next to a bunch of demon generals and listening to them talking nonsense. Although he felt lonely sometimes because Ye Junchi was not around, but listening to these generals talking nonsense was kind of interesting.
System : “This is a group of lonely people.”
JiYuan : “Shut up, thank you.”
A general was boasting how he chopped off the head of a famous fierce beast with one strike, and his fellow general joked saying there are no such fierce beast with a dozen heads [T/N : Meaning he must have told the story differently many times]. Then Luo Xiuyi landed from the sky. Upon seeing JiYuan, his eyes instantly brightened and he looked like he wanted to pounce forward.
The few generals who were still chatting stood up in a flash and uniformly blocked in front of JiYuan, holding a defensive stance.
Not able to get near to JiYuan, Luo Xiuyi could only talk to JiYuan with a bunch of people between them, “Everything has been solved?”
Luo Xiuyi’s eyes nearly brimmed with tears of excitement, “It’s great if things are solved, it’s great…. quickly take back your Biaojie!1”
JiYuan then guiltily remembered that Jiang Miao Miao was taken to the demon realm by Luo Xiuyi before the battle. He glanced at Luo Xiuyi who had a sorry appearance, and curiously asked, “What has my Biaojie done to you?”
Luo Xiuyi : “…”
JiYuan poked System, “Why didn’t he say anything?”
“(Internally) Puking blood2.” System replied.
JiYuan immediately felt horrified. He knew how courageous Jiang Miao Miao was. Staying in a dangerous place in order to investigate the murderer, pulling the notorious Ye Junchi in her calculations/schemes, drawing away a dozen of powerful demon pursuers, either one from these situation also needed great courage. And yet, this maiden has done all of them well, and without fear. So what did little miss really done to Luo Xiuyi?
JiYuan was surprised, he quickly walked to Luo Xiuyi’s side and frowned, “What actually happened?”
Luo Xiuyi’s expression was complex, he opened his mouth but couldn’t say anything. Staring at JiYuan for a long time, he unexpectedly didn’t say anything and ran away.
JiYuan : “…” So, Great Aunt Jiang, what did you actually done to this fragile flower Luo Xiuyi?
This question finally got its answer half a month later.
At that time, JiYuan was diligently doing his tasks — carrying Gui Chi with to the mountains nearby, planting trees. The demon realm doesn’t have any seasons, and sandstorm blew all year long. Lush hills like the one behind Ye Junchi’s palace were very rare in the demon realm. JiYuan dug up more than hundreds of holes, then instructed the demon soldiers to plant the tree. Spitting out a mouthful of earth again, he suddenly became furious in his heart, “I have an F-word that I need to say!”
System argued with justice, “What’s wrong with planting trees? The environment in the demon realm is so poor, you are protecting the ecology!”
JiYuan: “… still have to say!”
The task was to plant trees in the dozen bare hills nearby. This is a major project, so he was allowed to borrow external force. When JiYuan went to those few generals to borrow their people, they were overjoyed thinking JiYuan wanted to go to war somewhere.
They were really bored.
JiYuan looked at these energetic people, and felt like he saw a spread of flowers were about to blossom. Remembering that, JiYuan wiped away the sweat on his forehead. He folded his arms and walked around here and there to inspect the works of the soldiers. Then suddenly a light flashed and someone could be seen coming over on sword flight. The soldiers who were carrying shovels and wooden bucket immediately formed a lineup like a well-trained soldier they are.
JiYuan uttered a ‘Yi-‘ (English equivalent is ‘Huh’) then waved, to let the soldier continue with their work. He took Gui Chi and flew up to see, it was indeed Jiang Miao Miao. The corner of Jiang Miao Miao’s eyes was red. The moment she saw JiYuan, she immediately cried out loud and rushed over to JiYuan for a hug, sobbing and sniffling.
“Ah Yuan! Men, none of them are a good thing!”
JiYuan who was just about to comfort her, “…”
“Biaomei3 … sob sob sob” Jiang Miao Miao continued to wail.
JiYuan went silent for a while, then instructed the soldiers to continue planting while he bring Jiang Miao Miao back to the palace with a head full of question marks. Casually rubbing his hands, he poured a cup of tea for her and then quietly watched her cry.
Jiang Miao Miao was not being reserved either, while crying she said, “I’m hungry…”
JiYuan ordered the servants to serve food. And so, Jiang Miao Miao ate while she cried. When she has her fill, her tears finally stopped. Giving a burp, she said, “Now this is food fit for human ‘hiccup‘. Ah Yuan ‘hiccup’ , where’s Ye Junchi?”
JiYuan wanted to laugh and cry at the same time, “Went for closed-door meditation — what happened to you?”
Jiang Miao Miao wiped away her tears and furiously said, “That bastard Luo Xiuyi!”
What actually happened between these two?
Jiang Miao Miao then explained the whole thing with a black face.
Luo Xiuyi, this person’s character was actually quite wicked, he usually looked down on humans. After he took Jiang Miao Miao into the demon realm, he thought that there would be no danger so he threw Jiang Miao Miao at a place nearby the palace and went away. But unexpectedly, the moment Luo Xiuyi left, a fierce beast appeared. The population of people in the demon realm was low while the population of wild beast and evil spirits was a lot. Jiang Miao Miao who just went through a chase/assassination was not completely healed, so she nearly got shredded apart by this beast. Fortunately, someone from the palace noticed the commotion and sent people to take care of the beast.
Taking advantage of the chaos, Jiang Miao Miao ran away and walked aimlessly for a few days inside the demon realm. Then she bumped into Luo Xiuyi again, who came out to look for ingredients. He was a bit surprised to see Jiang Miao Miao in such appearance and felt guilty in his heart. Hence, he took Jiang Miao Miao back with him; easier for him to take care of her.
Jiang Miao Miao wandered at the brink of life and death in past few days, and she wanted to vomit blood out of anger, that when she get well she would torment Luo Xiuyi.
JiYuan supported her, “He deserved it.”
Really didn’t expect Luo Xiuyi to be so unreliable… fortunately Jiang Miao Miao was alright.
Jiang Miao Miao hiccuped again, and she drank a mouthful of hot tea. After relieving her hiccup, she continued talking of her situation.
Luo Xiuyi has gotten himself a lot of enemies in recent years. Around half a month ago, the location of his house was somehow leaked to his enemies. With just Luo Xiuyi himself, he could take care of those people with much to spare. But at that time, he has to take care of Jiang Miao Miao as well so his hands and legs were more or less tied.
Jiang Miao Miao herself never like to be a burden to other people. Seeing that her own sword was taken and she was about to be captured, she jumped down the cliff without a moment of hesitation. When she finally woke up, she was lying on the bed back in Luo Xiuyi’s house. Luo Xiuyi looked at her with a complicated gaze, his expression looked rather hesitant and at a loss.
“At that time, his attitude towards me was a bit strange.”
Jiang Miao Miao pursed her lips and calmed down, “I didn’t make things difficult for him anymore, so two people living harmoniously was quite nice. Ah Yuan, I think he kind of liked me. But when he got drunk today and I asked him if he has anyone he liked, he said he has. I asked who but he refused to tell me.”
Her gaze became cold, “Since he already has someone in his heart, why would he treat me with such ambiguous and vague attitude? This type of man, isn’t he no different from Sun Shiyu?”
JiYuan couldn’t help but shook his head, “So you ran out just like this?”
Immediately, Jiang Miao Miao’s expression changed and she laughed out loud. Raising the sword beside her, she said, “I stripped him naked and used the Immortal Binding rope to tie him to a tree. Then I stole his sword and ran away.”
In his heart, JiYuan said ‘Biaojie, you are really my sister’.
After feeding her stomach, Jiang Miao Miao no longer talk much and stood up. She lowered her gaze at the sword for a moment and said, “Ah Yuan, at first I thought I want to try again and see if I could live with Luo Xiuyi, and bring my mother to the demon realm. Now it seems … just forget it ba.”
JiYuan doesn’t know how to comfort her. After thinking for a moment, he said, “Jiang Xuesong was cut down on the Qian Liao peak. Now that the Jiang family has collapsed, it’s quite safe to return to the human realm. If you encountered any problem, send a letter to me.”
“Thank you to all of you.”
Jiang Miao Miao smiled with tears brimming in her eyes, and waved at JiYuan, “Lastly — Ah Yuan, help me return this sword back to Luo Xiuyi ba, I should return to look for my mother.”
Glancing at the sword in Jiang Miao Miao’s arms, JiYuan sighed in his heart and reached out to take the sword. Jiang Miao Miao nodded at him and flew up on her sword, then headed towards the human realm. JiYuan secretly sent people to follow and escort her from behind. After a moment of thought, he went to the stone door of the chamber where Ye Junchi was doing his closed-door meditation; a daily reminder for revenge. After reminding himself of his revenge (to torture YJC when he’s out), he briefly talked about Jiang Miao Miao’s matter, never mind if Ye Junchi could hear it or not. He sighed, “Luo Xiuyi really deserves a beating, so after you come out, go and give him a beating ba.”
A few stalks of flowers of unknown species were growing outside the stone door. The whole palace was protected inside a barrier so the flowers grew well. They lightly swayed from the breeze, and there was even subtle fragrance floating in the air. JiYuan closed his eyes, as if he could see Ye Junchi sitting cross-legged inside the stone room, he slowly leaned his forehead on to the stone door. He softly said, “And, I missed you.”
After that, JiYuan returned to the palace. He hasn’t get to settle down on the chair when Luo Xiuyi came over.
His eyes were looking a bit frantic, “Little beauty, has your Biaojie came over here?”
The author has something to say:
YJC : The line dropped again ‘_(:з」∠)_
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Author : Don’t worry, dear baby Big bro, your turn will come tomorrow.
Yi hee hee hee (with bgm), don’t mind this. I just need to explain some follow-up scene and the situation for the main characters.
Next, big bro should be coming out and be punished to kneel =w=
He can dodge the first one, but he won’t be able to hide from the second one.
Thank you =3=
Banana : Sorry for delaying the release. The author put LXY x Jiang Miao Miao as the first extra so I was a bit unmotivated. No offense to the couple but this Banana is here for YJC x JY ._(;3/
Took me a week of procrastination to translate this chapter…
- Oh, this Banana has completely forgotten about Biaojie Jiang Miao Miao. Raise your hand if you didn’t XD ↩
- 扎心了 – Feel free to google it yourself. That moment when the author used dialect and the internet doesn’t help much orz ↩
- Please Biaojie, did you forget that JiYuan is your Biaodi (younger male cousin) instead of Biaomei (younger female cousin) ? :v ↩