Daoist Master of Qing Xuan - Chapter 708 - Reunited and It Feels So Good
Chapter 708: Reunited and It Feels So Good
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Ever since the reconstruction and the merging of the Netherworld with Qing Xuan Earth and Star to form the two realms of the Yin and Yang, the Qing Xuan Earth and Star had expanded significantly and was known as the mortal realm by the holy deities. Besides the Daluo immortals, no one knew how big the mortal realm was.
Within the world, there were four extensive continents known as the Yuan Continent, Xuan Continent, Ling Continent and the Tian Continent. Beyond the continents, there were countless schools of cultivation, a big population of living creatures and the demons as well as celestial beings that acted out the joys of sorrows of the world.
As time ran its course, the chaos in the mortal realm had been resolved. For the mortals who lived a short period of time, the dramatic change of the world millions of years ago were just a heap of old books.
Mount Qing Xia was located on the northeast side of the Yuan Continent. Compared to other places, the Qi of vitality there was relatively less dense, and thus, cultivators rarely hung around there. There was a small town known as the Baijia Town at the foot of the mountain. The people have lived there for generations. There was something odd about Mount Qing Xia. Ever since the Baijia Village was built, Mount Qing Xia has never experienced any major natural disasters. Although they did not harvest much, there have never been through famine. Because of that, other towns within a hundred miles radius were envious of this village of fish and rice grains. On top of that, besides Mount Qing Xia, the region was generally flat and merchants loved to take the Baijia Town route.
The prosperity of the town was comparable to other cities.
There was a restaurant known as the ‘Restaurant Drunk and No Return’. It was said that the restaurant was graced by celestials.
The restaurant was named by a celestial but their business was not great in the past. Ever since the old master of The Restaurant Drunk and No Return passed away years ago, the seventeen years old mistress took over the business.
The mistress’ name was Gu Weiwei and she was one the rare people of the Baijia Town whose family name was not Bai. Perhaps that was the reason why the business of the restaurant was not great.
Gu Weiwei was seventeen years old and was supposed to be married. There were two marriage attempts previously but before it could happen, the groom would mysteriously die of illness. No one dared to marry her and her marriage was delayed. She became a subject of rumors and the reason her father passed away was partially related to depression.
Ever since Gu Weiwei took over the restaurant, the business went from bad to worse. She paid off her workers and decided to close down the business.
However, the second morning, she habitually opened the doors.
The sun has not risen on a chilly autumn morning and there was a layer of frost on the old tree. Gu Weiwei shivered in coldness and was shocked to discover a Daoist sleeping outside of the restaurant. His clothes were old and ripped, he was unkempt and it was hard to tell his age.
Gu Weiwei took pity on him and bent down to check if he was still breathing. If he was still breathing, she intended to save his life.
She placed her fingers near his nose but there were no signs of breath. She sighed and thought that he was dead. She felt pitiful for the cultivator but she has never expected to have a dead person at her restaurant. On top of that, with the widely spread negative rumors about her, it would be impossible to sell the restaurant.
A sudden sneeze shocked her finger hit something that was bulging.
The Daoist woke up and looked at Gu Weiwei with a confused face. His eyes suddenly brightened and he said, “Apprentice-Sister!”
Gu Weiwei was somewhat happy that the Daoist was awake. She thought that he must have mistaken her for someone else.
She responded, “Why don’t you come in for a cup of hot water?”
The Daoist looked around and asked, “Apprentice-Sister, where is this?”
Gu Weiwei answered, “Dao Master, you have mistaken me for someone else. I am Gu Weiwei, not your Apprentice-Sister.”
The Daoist frowned as if he was reminiscing something. He then lifted his head and looked at her with tears in his eyes.
Gu Weiwei noticed the tears and thought that perhaps she looked very similar to this Apprentice-Sister of this Daoist. Ever since she indirectly brought death to the two men, people looked at her as if she was a demonic god. Although the behavior of this Dao Master was odd, his gaze made her feel the warmth that she had not felt in a long time.
She was delighted but also sad.
Gu Weiwei held back her tears and responded in a gentle voice, “Dao Master, I am indeed not your Apprentice-Sister. What is your name and where are you from?”
The Daoist responded, “My name is Shen Lian, I am from….” He tried very hard to think but he continued, “I have forgotten where I came from. I think it was a mountain and you were there, so was everyone else.”
Gu Weiwei sighed. It seemed that this Dao Master had forgotten many things. It was fortunate that he remembered his name but her current circumstances would not allow her to help him.
She said, “Dao Master Shen, why don’t you come in and have something to eat. It is too cold out there.”
Shen Lian shook his head and said, “I do not want to eat. This is a restaurant, why don’t you get me some wine. It seemed that I started forgetting things after drinking a cup of wine. Once I start recalling, I will be able to confirm if you are indeed my Apprentice-Sister.”
Gu Weiwei responded, “Then I will bring you some hot wine so you can warm yourself up.” She thought about the cold weather and it would be good for Dao Master Shen to warm his body up with some wine.
Shen Lian got up and Gu Weiwei followed suit. Shen Lian was half a head taller than her. If it was not for his unkempt facial hair, he actually had a nice figure.
She always thought that the saying ‘One pound extra was too much and one pound less was too little’ was only applicable for girls. She realized that it was a perfect description for Dao Master Shen.
Besides that, she also noticed one thing. Judging by how unkempt Dao Master Shen looked, it was safe to say that it has been a while since he last cleaned up himself. His hair and facial hair may be messy but it was not greasy and he was not smelly. In fact, he oozed a faint fragrance that reminded her of the budding sprouts of spring.
She was curious but was too embarrassed to ask.
Gu Weiwei skilfully heated up a jug of wine. The fire just started and had yet to reach the optimal temperature but Shen Lian wanted to reach out to the jug of wine and drink it directly.
Gu Weiwei stopped him and said, “Dao Master Shen, the wine is not heated yet.”
Shen Lian responded, “It is heated.”
Gu Weiwei was stunned as she heard the sizzling sound from the jug as the scent of the wine spread out. It was strange as she placed the jug on the stove just moments ago.
Before she could make sense of things, Shen Lian has poured two cups of wine. He placed one cup in front of her and said, “Apprentice-Sister, you should drink too.”
Gu Weiwei was extremely curious. Before she could correct Shen Lian, the cup of wine was already in front of her lips. She tilted the cup slightly and the warm wine entered her mouth.
A warm current dispersed into her limbs and bones. The hot soaring heat made her face looked like a flower in full bloom. It was a fascinating blush.
But she downed the drink so hastily that it scalded her lips.
A finger was placed on her lips and a chilly breeze entered her lips, taking out the discomfort she felt earlier. She licked her lips and the scalded skin fell off. It was just that she seemed to have licked Shen Lian’s finger.