Chapter 20- Hundred-year-old Medicine
A pair of pure eyes stared unblinkingly at Mu Ru Yue. Ye Wu Chen didn’t move at all, as though thinking about what had been said. His eyes looked really innocent and were without malice.
“Also, you’re not a fool.” Mu Ru Yue placed her hand on Ye Wu Chen’s shoulder and said seriously, “You just have a childlike mind that hasn’t bloomed yet. On the contrary, your uncles and brothers won’t have as pure a spirit as you.”
Even though Mu Ru Yue accepted the Imperial order out of convenience, since this person was her fiance, she wouldn’t allow anyone talk about him no matter how terrible he was.
“Elder sister, are you a celestial maiden?” Ye Wu Chen blinked his bright large eyes. With a candid smile on his handsome face, he continued, “You must be an elder sister celestial maiden that was dispatched by my father and mother and sent to me.”
“Don’t call me elder sister!” Mu Ru Yue viciously glared at him. “I remember that the Ghost King’s age is 19. I’m only 14 now. You’re a whole 5 years older than me, so stop calling me elder sister.”
“Can I call you my wife since those people said that you were my wife?”
Ye Wu Chen’s eyes fogged up with tears from grief. He looked pitifully at Mu Ru Yue.
Unreasonably, Mu Ru Yue’s heart softened. “Up to you.”
“Really?” Ye Wu Chen excitedly smiled. With a faintly misty gaze brimming with innocence and enticement, he declared, “I’ll call you my wife from now on.”
Upon saying that, he leaned his body forward to place a kiss at the corner of Mu Ru Yue’s lips1.
Mu Ru Yue’s mind was instantly stunned at that moment as she looked at the handsome face that had neared her. Her face turned completely red, including her ears.
‘My first kiss has been stolen by a little kid?’
Even though Ye Wu Chen had the physique of a 19-year-old, his mind had stagnated for the past dozen years ago ever since the murder of King Nan An and his imperial consort. To her, he was still a child that had yet to grow up. Facing such a person lacking a matured mind, she essentially hadn’t put up any defences against him.
“Ye Wu Chen, what do you think you’re doing?” Mu Ru Yue pushed the handsome young man in front of her away. Slightly angered, she asked, “Do you know what you have done?”
Ye Wu Chen’s eyes expressed a feeling of wrongness. “My father calls my mother his wife, and I saw them do that each day. My wife, did I do something wrong? Please don’t be angry. If you really dislike it, then I’ll stop doing that.”
The young man’s voice was pure and without taint. Mysteriously, the anger in Mu Ru Yue’s heart was appeased.
“I’m not angry, I was just shocked.” Mu Ru Yue took in a deep breath. “Ye Wu Chen, do you know how to leave the palace? Let’s head out now.”
Initially, she wanted to ask Ji Ru Ya why she’d helped her, but seeing the circumstances today, it would be impossible. ‘Forget it, this matter could be asked next time.‘
After leaving the palace, Mu Ru Yue went to a medicinal shop in the Phoenix City. It was about midday, so there weren’t many people at the moment. There was only a shopkeeper that was dozing off from boredom.
“I’ve come to sell.”
Hearing a calm voice above his head, the shopkeeper raised his head and stretched before lazily looking at the young girl before him. “I don’t know what this lady plans to sell?”
“Coming here, of course it’s to sell medicinal plants.”
Mu Ru Yue took out the handkerchief in her embrace and tossed it to the shopkeeper.
The shopkeeper mindlessly opened the handkerchief. Once he saw the medicinal plant enveloped by the handkerchief, however, his body shuddered and the drowsiness left him as he exclaimed in amazement, “This… this is a 100-year-old medicinal plant?!”
- Miki: It is sealed! ↩