Translated by: Zryuu
Edited by: Butter
Yan Tianhen was stunned and frowned, “Dage, how could you eat the stuff he bought? Did you forget about how Yuyang Gege was abandoned by him after getting bullied?”
Although they would be poor once in awhile because of how Lin Xuanzhi spends his money wantonly, they couldn’t accept gifts from the enemy no matter how poor they are ah!
Lin Xuanzhi thought to himself that their family’s Ah Hen really dislikes that Yuan Tianwen quite a lot! Or, in other words, he has a really good relationship with Duan Yuyang. He didn’t expect this small money grubber to even refuse food that’s served to him.
“He was probably an enemy before, but from now on, he shouldn’t be.”
“Ah? Why?” Yan Tianhen was puzzled.
Lin Xuanzhi explained, “To put it simply, Yuan Tianwen regarded the one who he had slept with as Han Yuran. He has already seen the light now and knows the truth.”
Yan Tianhen fell into a daze, then opened his mouth wide. “W-what’s up with that??”
So Lin Xuanzhi narrated Yuan Tianwen’s dark history from beginning to end.
Yan Tianhen was stunned as he listened.
After digesting it, Yan Tianhen said thoughtfully, “Actually, it’s not considered too late for him to repent now. They haven’t become a Dao couple yet after all, so there’s still room for salvation.”
Lin Xuanzhi looked at Yan Tianhen. “Does Ah Hen think that there’s still hope for Yuan Tianwen? Do you think he deserves to be forgiven?”
“Of course.” Yan Tianhen didn’t seem to think that it was much of a problem. “Because Yuyang Gege likes him. Otherwise, he would not have been willing to take care of Yuan Tianwen for such a long time at the start. Since he likes him, even if he did something bad, Yuyang Gege will forgive him sooner or later.”
Lin Xuanzhi looked at Yan Tianhen.
Yan Tianhen blinked and rubbed his face. “What is it?”
“Nothing.” Lin Xuanzhi smiled and gently said, “I just think that I’m the most blessed person in the world to have a younger brother like Ah Hen.”
Yan Tianhen’s face was a little red, but he still puffed his chest out proudly, “Of course! ‘Cause I’m Dage’s younger brother!”
Lin Xuanzhi felt comforted. He thought that he would never hand this person over to anyone else no matter what in this lifetime, and he wouldn’t let anyone hurt him either.
However, on Duan Yuyang’s side, it probably wouldn’t be as simple and pure as Yan Tianhen thought.
So how is it going exactly on Duan Yuyang’s side?
Yuan Tianwen walked along the bustling street, feeling as if he was stepping on clouds. He drifted forward and felt a little weak-kneed as well. Profound Sky sect’s Young Peak Master Yuan, who had always been a steady man, actually bumped into quite a few people along the way in succession and even got scolded.
However, all of their words never went into Yuan Tianwen’s ears. Right now, his mind was full of someone else. He wanted to see him immediately, and he wanted to explain everything to him.
The Duan family lived in the largest inn on the east side of the city. Yuan Tianwen walked from the west of the city for some time but thought he was too slow, so he summoned his penta-coloured crane on the street and rode it to the east of the city.
When he arrived at the door, Yuan Tianwen rushed into the inn and grabbed a waiter. “Which room does Young Master Duan stay in?”
The waiter was so frightened by his fierceness and immense pressure that he almost fell to the ground.
“Uh…that’s our guest’s privacy. We-we can’t divulge it at, at will!” The waiter’s tongue knotted involuntarily and he really wanted to slap himself at the same time — do you not want to fucking live anymore?!
Sure enough, Yuan Tianwen’s expression darkened, but he didn’t make things difficult for the waiter. He released him straight away and pushed him aside. “If you don’t tell me, I’ll search for him room by room!”
“Search, your ass. Is the young master of the Duan family someone you can look for so casually?” The shopkeeper said with a long face.
Yuan Tianwen narrowed his eyes. “Well, I must find him today!”
Upon seeing this, the shopkeeper instantly called for their inn’s hired thugs and sneered, “Where did this bum come from? He actually dares to behave in such an atrocious manner in my Purple Cloud Inn?! Men, throw him out!”
Five burly foundation stage cultivators immediately rolled their sleeves up and rushed over. Yuan Tianwen merely narrowed his eyes and took his sword out, but didn’t unsheathe it. “I’m only here to find someone, I’m in no mood to fight!”
The shopkeeper raised his hand, and just as he was about to shout “beat him up”, he heard a leisurely voice ring out, “Fight? Do you know who that is?”
As soon as the shopkeeper looked up, he saw a young man standing upstairs.
Purple Cloud Inn’s shopkeeper who was originally indignant instantly smiled and said, “So he’s Young Master Ji’s friend, please forgive me.”
Since Ji Yunwei had spoken, the Purple Cloud Inn’s shopkeeper naturally waved his hand and dismissed the thugs who were already prepared to start fighting.
“This man rarely appears in Sky Peak city, so you probably don’t know who he is.” Ji Yunwei leaned on the railings and looked down, “That’s the young master of the Yuan family, Profound Sky sect’s Broken Sword Peak’s Young Peak Master Yuan Tianwen. When you meet someone next time, you need to learn how to recognise them, otherwise no one will be able to help you if you have to suffer as a result.”
The shopkeeper was shocked and regretful as soon as he heard of his status–
Young Peak Master Yuan was quite reputable; at the very least, he wasn’t someone that a puny shopkeeper like him could provoke. However, this Young Peak Master Yuan seemed different from the rumours ah, why does he look so hot-headed?
The shopkeeper smiled with a guilty conscience and repeated, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, we truly are the ones with eyes that couldn’t recognise Mt. Tai. I actually couldn’t tell that you’re Young Peak Master Yuan.”
“Where is he?” Yuan Tianwen just repeated his question, “I’m looking for Duan Yuyang.”
Ji Yunwei raised an eyebrow with a smile that didn’t reach his eyes. He thought to himself, Yuan Tianwen and Duan Yuyang aren’t that familiar with each other, yet now he’s so anxious to find Duan Yuyang and looks as if his wife was about to run away. This is pretty interesting.
The shopkeeper looked bitter and seemed conflicted, “Young Peak Master Yuan, um…we really do have a hard rule. If someone looks like they’re here to seek revenge, we cannot reveal any information on our guests even if we were to die.”
Yuan Tianwen instantly flew into a rage and clutched the shopkeeper’s collar, “How do I look, in any way, like I’m here to seek revenge?! Open up your dog eyes and look clearly!”
This, this really doesn’t look like you’re here to seek revenge. You’re clearly here to kill people to vent your anger!
Ji Yunwei was overjoyed in an instant and remained as a spectator who was watching a good show. He had come into contact with Yuan Tianwen before, and his impression of Yuan Tianwen had always been that of a person who did things in a low-profile manner and would never be impulsive when dealing with matters. He should be an extremely reliable and reserved person who had a very strong sense of righteousness.
But today’s Yuan Tianwen let him witness a brand new Young Master Yuan.
Tsktsk, he just wondered why Yuan Tianwen was looking for Duan Yuyang.
Just as the shopkeeper was in a dilemma, the appearance of the main character saved him from the sea of fire he was in.
“Young Master Duan!” The shopkeeper’s acute eyes saw Duan Yuyang, who was walking in through the inn’s main entrance, and instantly looked as though he had seen his life’s saver. He called out, “You’re finally back! Young Peak Master Yuan has been waiting for you here for a really long time!”
It’s one thing to disclose information voluntarily, but it was another if the one they were talking about were to suddenly appear by chance.
Duan Yuyang was still holding onto a stick of half-eaten candied hawthorn. When he saw Yuan Tianwen, his contented expression froze — damn it, why is Yuan Tianwen here?
Duan Yuyang was really surprised. He let go of the candied hawthorn that he was biting in his mouth and frowned as he looked at Yuan Tianwen, puzzled. “Why are you looking for me? There shouldn’t be anything for us to talk about ba?”
Yuan Tianwen stared unwaveringly at Duan Yuyang’s face, which had overlapped completely with the one from his dreams, and couldn’t say anything for a moment.
Duan Yuyang waited for a moment before losing his patience. With a calm expression, he said, “Young Master Yuan, since there’s nothing you want to say, I’ll go back and rest first. You should head back earlier too.”
“No, I have something important to tell you.” Yuan Tianwen immediately snapped out of his daze and took a deep breath to calm down his heart that was beating wildly. He looked at his beloved, who he had been yearning for even in his dreams, “Yuyang, can I talk to you alone?”
That manner of speaking, that tone…
Duan Yuyang was utterly baffled. He nodded, “If you want to say something, then let’s go up to talk.”
The shopkeeper instantly breathed a sigh of relief and chanted inwardly, hurry and take this Buddha away please. With a face full of smiles, he said to the waiter beside him, “Quick, quickly go and deliver the plate of spirit fruits that had just been prepared to their room. Treat it as our little shop’s compensation to Young Peak Master Yuan!”
Duan Yuyang, “…”
Just now, he had clearly seen Yuan Tianwen clutch the shopkeeper’s collar as if he wanted to hit him!
Sure enough, it’s different when you have authority and power.
Duan Yuyang dissed Yuan Tianwen out of habit and brought Yuan Tianwen to his room. Yuan Tianwen’s head hung low, seemingly quite downcast as he followed behind Duan Yuyang. From afar, he looked just like a dog that had done something wrong. This stunned quite a few of Purple Cloud Inn’s guests. They had all witnessed the scene just now and couldn’t help but begin to discuss the relationship between Duan Yuyang and Yuan Tianwen in secret.
After closing the door, Duan Yuyang sat next to his table and poured a cup of water for himself. “Young Master Yuan, what did you want to talk to me about?”
Yuan Tianwen walked over to stand in front of Duan Yuyang and pressed down on the cup that he had prepared to lift up.
Duan Yuyang’s gaze shifted from his cup to Yuan Tianwen’s face, a lot of question marks apparent on his face.
To be honest, he felt like today’s Yuan Tianwen seemed abnormal everywhere.
“I’ll only ask you one question.”
“Then just say it, why make the atmosphere so tense?”
“Were you the one who was physically intimate with me on Flying Luan peak?” Yuan Tianwen finally dove right to the point and asked the question that he minded the most in his heart.
Duan Yuyang was stunned.
“It wasn’t me.” Duan Yuyang said.
“Impossible.” Yuan Tianwen squinted, “If it wasn’t you, it couldn’t have been anyone else.”
“Fuck–” Duan Yuyang cursed and immediately sprung right up, and he had successfully snatched his cup away as well.
A strong sense of humiliation welled up in his heart and rushed right to his head, such that Duan Yuyang’s fingers started trembling uncontrollably.
“Since you already know the answer, then why ask me again right in front of my face?” Duan Yuyang stared straight at Yuan Tianwen closely as he grit his teeth. “What? What are you trying to prove? Are you here to humiliate me? To tell me that the words you had said then were only spoken because you weren’t in a clear state of mind, so they don’t count? Or are you here to thank me for my selflessness?”
“Yuyang–” Yuan Tianwen embraced Duan Yuyang, who was very agitated, his arms firmly locked around Duan Yuyang. He confessed into his ear, “I’ve never thought of humiliating you. Whatever I say will always count. I said before on Flying Luan peak that I would only want you in this lifetime, that I would only become Dao companions with you, and that even if you were to flee to the ends of the earth, I would leave no stone unturned to find you no matter what. I love you. I care neither for food nor drink, and only hope that I can be with you for a lifetime…”
“Are you delirious now?” Duan Yuyang hammered Yuan Tianwen twice but Yuan Tianwen only hugged him tighter, so he gave up.
Duan Yuyang rolled his eyes, “What on earth do you want to do by mentioning that now? Yuan Tianwen, have you forgotten about Han Yuran, your fiance that you’re about to become Dao companions with?!”
“There has never been a Han Yuran.” Yuan Tianwen said with a trembling voice, “It’s my fault. I mistook him for you. The one I love is you, and the one who I’ve always wanted to marry is also you… Yuyang, I know that my mistake was absolutely absurd and ridiculous, but I beg of you to please give me a chance.”
Duan Yuyang was really stunned this time.
Editor’s Little Popcorn Stand:
Does YTW win the award for Cheesiest Line of the Year?
Zryuu: Yep. Please take pity on the translator who had to translate those cheesy lines too ;w;