Chapter 168: Avoiding young aunt
The group of them got their horses to speed up and they managed to rush to Three Springs City before the sun set.
Fatty Qu and the rest saw the majestic towering city, and were shocked, one by one.
“There’s actually a city wall that is so high, Dong Chen Kingdom’s wall is totally weak compared to this!” Fatty Qu exclaimed.
“This wall… is a hundred metres tall?” Wei Zi Qi lifted his head towards the top of the wall and inspected it.
“It should be around there.” Sima You Yue also saw a wall this tall for the first time. They were really nothing if she compared this to all the other walls they’ve seen in the past!
Only Ouyang Fei and Bei Gong Tang remained calm. It probably wasn’t the first time they encountered this.
“Actually, yes. The rest of the walls are this tall.” Bai Yun Qi said, “Because Three Springs City is near to Sofia Mountains, and the spirit beasts tide occurs every few years. That is why the wall is built high and thick.
“Beast Tide? Is that the stampede Little Roar talked about?” Fatty Qu asked.
“It’s quite uncertain this time,” Bai Yun Qi shook his head and said, “The previous Beast Tides were quite regular, it is unsure whether or not the beast tide this time is just one within Sofia Mountains or whether it will reach the outside. No matter what, we have to inform my Uncle, so that he can be prepared.”
“Let’s quickly head into the city.” Li Kui said.
Sima You Yue saw that the guards keeping the gates were already shouting, urging those who were still entering the city to fasten their pace, so that they could close the gates. As a result, the group of them hurriedly entered.
The moment Sima You Yue and the rest entered the city, a man who appeared to be a servant, rushed to the front of Bai Yun Qi, hugged him and started crying.
“Li Si? Aren’t you supposed to be at home being a door god? Why did you run all the way here?” Bai Yun Qi tried to push Li Si away, but he was hugging him too tightly.
“Young Master, you finally returned. Sob, if you still didn’t return, Li Si’s butt would have been beaten black and blue, okay!” Li Si hugged Bai Yun Qi and howled loudly.
“What’s wrong? Got punished by my aunt again?” Bai Yun Qi asked.
“Madam knows you went to the Sofia mountain range and ordered me to wait here everyday. If you didn’t turn up, I wasn’t allowed to eat. Sob sob, she also said that she would beat my butt until it bleeds if I couldn’t wait for you.” Li Si cried , “Young Master, no matter what, this time you have to go back with me, if not Madame will not spare me!”
“How did my young aunt know that I went to Sofia Mountain Range?” Bai Yun Qi tried harder and harder and harder to make Li Si reveal everything.
Sima You Yue only now truly noticed Li Si’s appearance. He had a white face that was quite immature. He looks to be of a similar age as them.
“Young Master, are you stupid? You used the teleportation array to come here, so how would the Lady Mistress not know!” Li Si wiped his mucus and said, “The moment you move one step forward, Mistress will know your next step. So, she made me wait for you here everyday. I waited for you for two whole months before you finally came back, sob sob. Young master, this time you must come back with me, if not, I will run away from home!”
Sima You Yue heard Li Si’s words. Looking at the interaction between him and Bai Yun Qi, it could be seen that in the main house of the city he doesn’t merely hold the position of a small servant.
Bai Yun Qi patted Li Si’s head, saying: “Poor obedient fellow, this time, I came back to find Uncle and Aunt. I won’t run away again.”
“Really?” Li Si raised his head, with his eyes shining brightly.
“Lets go, I still have some matters to tell Uncle.” Bai Yun Qi said.
“Ok, let’s go, then.” Li Si wiped off the non existent tears, turned and raised his head and left.
This Three Springs City and Salt city were both cities on the mountain edge, but the scale of the cities were very different. It was only half the size of Salt city.
They walked until a corner, where they heard quite a few beast carriages. The driver of the transport all jumped down when they saw Li Si bringing people over.
“Greetings to Young Master.”
The driver shouted towards Bai Yun Qi and saluted.
Bai Yun Qi saw those beast carriages and said, “Aunt even prepared all these. Since this is the case, Uncle Li, let us be driven there.”
Bai Yun QI and Li Kui boarded the first vehicle, while he arranged for Sima You Yue and the rest for the second vehicle, and the rest of the mercenary group squeezed into the rest of the vehicles at the back.
The beast carriages galloped very quickly. Sima You Yue and the rest pulled open the curtain to look, realizing that they were speeding on an empty big road. The crowds were walking on both sides of the road, and there was not a single person walking on the middle road.
It seemed that this was similar to the driveway of the sidewalks in her previous life!
The beast carriages ran for around half an hour before coming to a stop, Sima You Yue and the rest alighted and saw a majestic mansion.
“This is the main house of the city? Isn’t this bigger than the imperial palace in Dong Chen?!” Fatty Qu exclaimed when he saw the main house.
Bai Yun Qi walked over and said: “This was built by the last governor. My uncle and aunt were the next tenants. The inside is not as luxurious as the outside.”
“Young Master, lets go in, my lady and the rest are expecting all of you!” Li Si said.
“Let’s go.” Bai Yun Qi said to the rest.
Upon entering, Sima You Yue and the rest realized that the decorations were much simpler inside. When compared to the outside, it felt completely different. It was magnificent on the outside, while the inside was simple, and yet not simple.
The people who passed by all saluted at Bai Yun Qi. Bai Yun Qi smiled and greeted everyone as well. It appeared that he was quite familiar with the people here.
Li Si brought Bai Yun Qi, Li Kui and Sima You Yue and gang into the guest room, while another servant brought the rest of the mercenary group to the rest area.
“Young Master, please wait for awhile, My Master and Madame will be over soon.” Li Si gave a look to the maidservants at the side, before the maidservants immediately went out.
The maidservants on the other side of the room served them tea.
Sima You Yue looked the decorations in the living room. Aside from the necessary table and chairs, there were two other stone sculptures on both ends of the room, a plaque hanging above the main seat. Above it is was inscribed forcefully with words that called for the diligence of a citizen.
Sima You Yue lowered her head and laughed. It was just about the diligence of a citizen, so how did this made her think of her past king.
“Good. You little bastard. You crossed from here, yet you did not come straight to aunt, do you respect me at all, or is it that you do not want to see aunt anymore? You heartless little bastard!”
A fresh and nimble female voice was heard, followed by a figure rushing in from the outside. It pounced towards the seat Bai Yun Qi was sitting in.
Bai Yun Qi, upon hearing this voice, jumped from his chair, and away from herwhen she pounced over, causing that woman to pounce on thin air.
Sun Li Li saw that Bai Yun Qi had run away, and placed both hands on her hips as she continued nagging him: “Sob sob sob, Little Qi Qi still wants to hide from me, and doesn’t let me hug him, Sob sob sob, Aunt is really upset, boo hoo hoo——”
She cried crocodile tears as she said this in front of everyone.
Bai Yun Qi saw that she is doing this once again, and could not help but roll his eyes, saying, “Aunt, don’t be like this, there are guests here!”
“Guests or not, I don’t care, are you coming over to let me hug you?” Sun Li Li saw Bai Yun Qi, and refused to give up if he did not give in to her.