TN: bonus chapter!💕
On this day, many guests arrived at Dongsheng Shangfu, martial arts people from all walks of life gathered in one place.
In order to celebrate the reappearance of Chun Jun Sword, Wei Di specially held a sword appreciation meeting so that it could be included in the treasury under the witness of everyone.
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Hearing the noise coming from the front hall, Nie Bufan was eager to participate in the excitement. But, a bodyguard emerged to block his way, and coldly warned: “Apologies, gongzi, the Master has ordered that you are not allowed to approach the front area in the next few days.”
“Oh, really?” Nie Bufan looked bored.
He continued to walk forward while the bodyguard kept moving back, the two maintaining a distance of a few meters.
Nie Bufan looked at him and asked, “How can you stop me like this? You think you can make me leave with just a few words?”
The bodyguard held up his sword horizontally in front of him and said forcefully: “This subordinate just hopes that gongzi can heed the words and the situation will not need to use force.”
“Okay, Wei Four, it’s not the first time we have seen each other, don’t be so fierce.”
The bodyguard restrained himself and said, “Gongzi, this subordinate is Wei Five. This is the nickname you gave to this subordinate yesterday.”
“Oh.” Nie Bufan giggled, “I’m sorry, who told you all to wear exactly the same clothes, looking like multiple twins, can’t blame my eyesight being bad.”
Grr! It’s much worse than just bad, alright?
Wei Five’s expression looked depressed, continuing to retreat as Nie Bufan advanced. He seemed to have eyes on the back of his head, and he actually didn’t end up hitting a pillar or wall.
“Gongzi, please stop. If you step forward again, don’t blame this subordinate for offending you.”
Nie Bufan stopped, his gaze passing over him and to the opposite side. He raised his hand and pointed as he let out a, “Ah” in surprise.
The bodyguard involuntarily turned and looked back. The long corridor was empty.
At this moment, a strong wind aimed towards his head. As soon as he was about to turn around to defend himself, he felt a heavy weight on his back. Someone had jumped on his back and was hugging onto his neck tightly.
“What are you doing?” Wei Five was shocked. The painful experience of a colleague yesterday was still fresh in his memory. He didn’t want to repeat the same mistake.
“If you don’t let me go to the front area, then carry me back to the room, my legs are sore.” Nie Bufan’s voice sounded in Wei Five’s ears, the heated breath causing his ears to go numb.
Wei Five said miserably: “I beg you, can you come down and walk by yourself?”
“I won’t.” Nie Bufan said resolutely, “Either you let me go to the front area or you carry me back to my room, you can only choose one of the two.”
Wei Five wanted to cry but he was without tears, he had never met such a rascal in his life before. Was he a kid? So playful!
In the end, Wei Five had no choice but to walk back while carrying him, the speed was very fast in the hopes of getting this person back before Wei Di saw them.
It was a pity that there were bodyguards all along the way, and it was hard not to notice two grown men.
Back in the room, Wei Five put down the person and prepared to leave.
Nie Bufan grabbed him, took an apple from the table and handed it over: “Thanks for your hard work, your foot speed is not bad. Come again next time.”
Next time? Wei Five took the apple in anguish but seeing the other’s brilliant smiling face, he couldn’t help having mixed emotions.
In fact, all the people who had taken care of Nie Bufan in turn had been molested/played by him more or less. This guy could always cause all kinds of troubles for various reasons, but it just so happened that his targets of mischief couldn’t feel all that angry.
Although the bodyguards had distorted expressions on the surface, they didn’t really hate this guy who liked to fool around, and they even possessed some inexplicable good impressions towards him.
Everytime it came to switch shifts, they all refused halfheartedly, saying that they didn’t want to come, but in truth their bodies were very honest.
Nie Bufan stayed in the room alone, thinking about his actions tonight. Looking out of the window, he saw Big Weapon winking at him from a tree——in truth Big Weapon was just yawning.
With Big Weapon following, he didn’t have to worry about getting lost, it was just that being penniless was a problem.
He glanced around in the room, and knew instantly he didn’t need to think about the vases and paintings. Why couldn’t there be some small but valuable objects?
Huh? That one was not bad. Nie Bufan walked to a screen with a few jade pieces inlaid on the edges of the screen. With just a glance he knew it was good jade.
Nie Bufan laughed a few times, took off the hairpin in his hair, and began to pry the pieces of jade. Anyway, Wei Di was so rich, he shouldn’t mind “giving” him a few jade stones?
After busying himself for a while, all the jade pieces on the screen were dropped into his bag, leaving behind a few empty grooves in the wooden part of the screen, looking as if a tragedy had befallen it.
With jade stones in hand, Nie Bufan felt more at ease. After dinner, all he needed to do was to just wait patiently for the agreed time to arrive.
Wei Di was busy greeting the guests. It was estimated he would have no time in the next few days. This provided the perfect conditions for Nie Bufan to escape. The only thing to worry about was the bodyguards outside his room.
Nie Bufan thought for a while, blew out the candle, and then crawled out of the window under the cover of the night.
He deliberately chose darker, tight-fitting clothes which were conducive for a quiet escape towards the lake.
There were no people around Wei Di’s bedroom, and the bodyguards who looked after Nie Bufan were all a hundred meters away. No matter how good their eyesight was, they would have to be very focused to find him. So long as he didn’t make too much noise, and didn’t move in the direction of the exit, his concealment was still relatively guaranteed.
When he came to the lake, Nie Bufan squatted beside a stone pier, stirring the water with a wooden stick.
Not long after, a lotus leaf floated over, and after approaching the shore, Tai Bai’s head emerged from the water.
“Are you ready?” he asked in a low voice.
Nie Bufan nodded, indicating that there was no problem at all.
At this time, Tai Bai handed him something that looked like a mask. He explained: “You’re not very good at holding in your breath so I prepared an airbag for you. You can wear it on your face and the oxygen will last a half-stick incense time.”
“That amazing?” Nie Bufan exclaimed, and then put it on his face.
“Not like that, get into the water first and I will help you.”
“Oh.” Nie Bufan went into the water as he said.
Tai Bai took the mask and stuck the edges on his face little by little, so that there were no gaps in between, which not only prevented air leakage, but also prevented water from infiltrating. It was just that it looked a little ugly and Nie Bufan felt like a pig with a big nose.
“Okay, try to breathe slowly to save air.” Tai Bai gave a last reminder and led him to dive underwater.
For Nie Bufan, being underwater at night meant zero visibility, but Tai Bai was as agile as a fish demon spirit.
Feeling that the speed of the water flowing around him was gradually increasing, Nie Bufan knew that the exit was close.
After an unknown amount of time, Tai Bai took Nie Bufan’s hand and started to swim upstream.
With a splash, the two broke through the surface of the water.
“Huuuu, here we are.” Tai Bai breathed a sigh of relief and smiled, “This is the West Valley of Dongsheng Shangfu. There are very few people patrolling here. We should be safe.”
“It’s that simple?” Nie Bufan’s muffled voice came from behind the mask.
He furrowed his brows and raised his hand to tear off the mask. He was nearly out of breath.
Tai Bai moved forward to help, carefully removing the mask. The mask left two red marks on Nie Bufan’s face, looking like he had been slapped both on the left and right.
He rubbed his face, took a few deep breaths, and said, “Not bad, not bad, I almost thought I would suffocate to death.”
Tai Bai shook his head: “I really don’t know why Wei Di put such a defenseless person like you beside him.”
“Have you never heard what it means to hide deeply?” Nie Bufan gave him a contemptuous look and lifted his chin. “Not everyone’s talent is embodied in martial arts.”
“Oh? What is your talent?” Tai Bai asked with interest.
“Heaven, bestowed, extraordinary, talent.” Nie Bufan replied word by word, his expression unspeakably arrogant.
Tai Bai was speechless.
The two did not continue to bicker, and after a short rest, they fled out of the valley.
“Xiao Bai, where is your stronghold?” Nie Bufan asked behind him.
“Stronghold?” Tai Bai said without looking back, “There is no stronghold, but there are one or two resting spots.”
“Then can your resting spots escape Wei Di’s search?”
“Don’t worry.” Taibl Bai smiled, “I have my own way. As long as we are out of the valley, no one can find us.”
Nie Bufan was a bit doubtful. Even such a smart person like him couldn’t guarantee that he could completely escape Wei Di’s search. So what made him think he could do it?
While wondering about this, Tai Bai stopped suddenly, seeming to listen carefully to the surroundings. After a while, his face changed slightly, and he whispered: “Not good, it seems that someone has chased over.”
“No way, so fast?” Nie Bufan looked at the dark woods.
Why did Wei Di have time to find him tonight? If it wasn’t Wei Di, then it was even more impossible for the bodyguards who were a hundred meters away.
“It seems that we won’t be able to get out. Once Dongsheng Shangfu is on guard, the entire valley will be surrounded by them.” Tai Bai said with regret, “Brother Nie, let’s part ways now. If there’s a chance in the future I will come back to save you. With my water skills, I can get out by diving into a river, but you can’t.”
“Don’t, how could you just leave me alone like this.” Nie Bufan hugged him and cried out tragically, “I am not only afraid of Wei Di, but also of the dark!”
“Let go quickly, the people are about to chase over.” Tai Bai said anxiously.
Nie Bufan refused to let go. There was a saying, enduring misfortune together and enjoying blessings by oneself. He firmly believed in this and exemplified this wise saying.
Tai Bai was depressed, he seemed to have rescued trouble. He was about to harden his heart and knock him out directly.
Just as he was about to move, a murderous aura rushed at them. The leaves rustled, and a figure came out from the darkness, staring at the both of them coldly.
It was Wei Di.
Tai Bai was shocked, and subconsciously hugged Nie Bufan back, deciding to use him as a shield in his last dying struggle.
“Who are you?” Wei Di asked with a sinister look.
Tai Bai did not speak, but stared back at him silently.
Wei Di snorted, then said to Nie Bufan: “Well? Come over here already, where do you plan to run off to?”
Nie Bufan puffed out his cheeks, buried his head in Tai Bai’s chest, and replied in a muffled voice, “I won’t go back.”
“That’s not up to you!” Wei Di angrily said, “Come here, otherwise don’t blame me for being impolite!”
Nie Bufan harrumphed and hugged Tai Bai tighter instead. He had just been immersed in cold water and he was in desperate need of heat.
Seeing Wei Di’s attitude, Tai Bai couldn’t help but wonder about the relationship between the two of them.
While being distracted, Wei Di had already drawn closer, and before Tai Bai even had time to feel surprised, he saw him swiftly grabbing at Nie Bufan.
He reflexively dodged, but Wei Di had already grabbed onto Nie Bufan’s collar.
“Aiya.” Nie Bufan’s upper body was leaned backwards, his neck feeling painfully strangled. He quickly tightened his arms and hung his whole weight on Tai Bai.
“How long do you want to make trouble? Come here!” Wei Di grabbed Nie Bufan’s collar, but his eyes glared coldly at Tai Bai.
Tai Bai felt that he was truly innocent.
Nie Bufan exclaimed, “I can go back, but I want to take him along.”
“Take him? Who is he? What does he have to do with you?”
“What do you care about my relationship with him; I have the freedom to make friends.”
“Oh, really?” Wei Di sneered, his voice cold enough to cause shivers, “Then I will kill him and then we’ll see who you can make friends with.”
“No!” Nie Bufan’s entire upper body was pulled away by Wei Di, but his legs remained clamped tightly on Tai Bai’s waist.
Tai Bai almost had a reaction from the incessant rubbing. He couldn’t help but want to cry but he was without tears, his whole body frozen stiff.
“I’ll count to three, and if you don’t let go I will use force.”
As soon as Wei Di counted “one”, Nie Bufan screeched: “You can’t kill him, he is my long-lost little brother!”
As soon as this remark came out, a weird silence fell upon them.
Wei Di looked expressionlessly at Tai Bai’s distinctive foreign facial features, and restrained himself: “Look at the person first before you lie! Where do you even resemble him?”
“Isn’t having different birth mothers allowed?” Nie Bufan retorted, “If he doesn’t have such a distinctive appearance, how could I recognize him as my little brother?”
There seemed to be some truth to this.
Wei Di paused for a while, and finally gave in: “Fine, let’s go back together.”
“You agree?” Nie Bufan looked up at him, “You won’t kill him?”
“Yes, I won’t kill him.” Wei Di pulled the already relaxed Nie Bufan back into his arms, and said calmly, “I will not deal with him, I will deal with you.”
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They walked towards Dongsheng Shangfu along with the bodyguards surrounding the area.
Under Tai Bai’s calm appearance was a person that was going crazy: I don’t want to go to Dongsheng Shangfu! Did anyone care to ask for my opinion?
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