Xiao Qi, Wait: Chapter 25

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Chapter 25: Official Song, a Rogue
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Xiao Qi was a bit scared about sleeping at night now. First time she was overwhelmed by Song Liang Zhuo, the second time, because of thunder, she burrowed in herself. But what to do when the both of them are clear-headed and awake like this?
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Xiao Qi stood next to the table, extremely at a loss. Song Liang Zhuo warmly said: “Didn’t Xiao Qi say that there’s still a lot of books?”
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“Ah? Oh! Yeah!”
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Xiao Qi hurriedly ran towards the outer room but Song Liang Zhuo was a step ahead and pulled her, shaking his head: “It’s already pretty late, it’s fine if you look for them tomorrow.”
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Xiao Qi looked at his hand which was holding her hand and nervously swallowed. Song Liang Zhuo released her hand and let down the muslin curtain in the inner room. He walked to the bedside, took off his shoes and sat on the bed.
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“You, y-y-you, you said you wouldn’t steal my bed.” Xiao Qi gathered up her courage to give a humph.
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Song Liang Zhuo beckoned Xiao Qi with his hand. Xiao Qi didn’t approach but rather retreated.
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“Xiao Qi, come here.” Song Liang Zhuo’s voice was warm and bewitching. He beckoned again while smiling: “Come here.”
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Xiao Qi tightly clenched her fists and walked forward, pausing every few steps, but after a short period of time still reached the bedside.
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Song Liang Zhuo pulled Xiao Qi’s hand, making her side next to him on the bed before speaking.
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“Xiao Qi, don’t be afraid of me.”
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“Who’s afraid of you!? I’m just afraid of the mosquitoes, yeah, afraid to get bitten by mosquitoes.” Xiao Qi glanced towards the side and nodded.
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“Xiao Qi.” Song Liang Zhuo turned Xiao Qi’s head towards himself with his hand and warmly said: “Xiao Qi doesn’t like me anymore? Why?”
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Why? There’s plenty of reasons! Xiao Qi rolled her eyes.
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“Xiao Qi, let’s talk. Xiao Qi, tell me, why?” Song Liang Zhuo gently pushed on questioning.
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“Uh, you hit me!” Xiao Qi glanced at Song Liang Zhuo, seeing that he didn’t get angry, firmed her resolution and continued: “You don’t let me eat until I’m full, allowed someone to steal my little red horse and even let Ruo Shui steal my hairpins. My mom, even my mom doesn’t let me stay at home anymore. Even my nanny treats you well. You, I want to go home.”
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Song Liang Zhuo lifted his arm and drew Xiao Qi into his embrace, giving a sigh: “If you go home you can’t see me anymore.”
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Being hugged by Song Liang Zhuo, tears started rolling in the rim of her eyes. Don’t know why, but that embrace made her feel unmeasurably sad.
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Xiao Qi spoke indistinctly with a stuffy nose: “I don’t want to see you, you hit people.”
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“Today Xiao Qi was still saying that you wanted to build the dam with me, isn’t that Xiao Qi’s heart’s desire?”
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Is it? It is ah! But she forgot many things. Perhaps building the dam is only one of the yearnings in her heart, and it just happened to be the same thing he was doing.
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Song Liang Zhuo sighed and patted Xiao Qi’s back: “Why do you want to build the dam together?”
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Xiao Qi sniffled, thought for a moment, then said: “I don’t know. I liked it after seeing it.”
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“Xiao Qi, don’t keep that slap in mind anymore. That time Ruo Shui almost lost her life, that well……”
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“It wasn’t me that pushed her!” Xiao Qi lifted her head, looking towards Song Liang Zhuo with glistening teardrops in her eyes. Please do not copy and post elsewhere.
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Song Liang Zhuo nodded, lifting his hand to wipe the tears on her cheeks as he spoke regretfully: “I believe you, unfortunately it’s a bit late. But Xiao Qi, can you, can you forget those unpleasant things?”
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Xiao Qi looked at Song Liang Zhuo’s distressed face through a layer of blur. She blinked and two tears fell, then she straightened her waist and said: “You even let that surnamed Wang take away my little red horse and you didn’t help me.”
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Song Liang Zhuo raised his eyebrow: “His surname is Wang?”
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“En.” Xiao Qi nodded.
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“How did Xiao Qi find out?”
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“The day before yesterday, when I was going home, I picked up his jade pendant and saw it.” Xiao Qi lifted her chin as she pouted.
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“Uh-huh?”
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Xiao Qi trembled, then lifted her head to look at Song Liang Zhuo, to see that his expression changed again for some reason. Xiao Qi frowned and pointed towards his face: “You see! You’re even moody!”
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Song Liang Zhuo let go of Xiao Qi and got off the bed. Xiao Qi glared at his back and muttered for a while, then puffed her cheeks and gave a heavy humph. Please do not copy and post elsewhere.
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Song Liang Zhuo held a small wooden box and got on the bed again. Seeing cross-legged facing her, he opened the wooden box and placed it in front of her while warmly saying: “Your clay toy and hairpins.”
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“Eh?” Xiao Qi carefully took out the things and counted them one by one. Even though it was missing a few that she cherished the most, but it was still good, it was only three short. And that little red horse, it seemed to be even cuter than the one she had seen before!
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Xiao Qi blew at the horse butt area and the clay whistle emitted a very clear and crisp sound. Xiao Qi grinned and said: “Where did you find this? I couldn’t find that uncle anywhere!”
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Song Liang Zhuo warmly said: “Do you like it?”
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Xiao Qi’s pupils whirled for a while, then she covered her face and shyly giggled: “You’re giving it to me?”
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“Yes.”
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Xiao Qi didn’t expect him to reply so fast and was stunned for a moment before her face flushed red. Xiao Qi took the little horse and walked it over the clothes while saying in a low voice: “Even if I like, I don’t like competing with other people to snatch things. But I was the one that fancied it first. Just as I was about to grab it, that person, that guy……”
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“Don’t mention him anymore.”
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“Huh?” Xiao Qi raised her head, confused. Please do not copy and post elsewhere.
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“Don’t mention him, isn’t he just a stranger?”
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Xiao Qi thought about it, then smiled: “Ha, that’s true. Even though later he said he wanted to be……”
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Xiao Qi cast a glance at Song Liang Zhuo, gave a light cough then giggled with a ‘hehe’.
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Song Liang Zhuo collected the hairpins and put the wooden box on the bed footstool while warmly saying: “Besides these what else is not good? Tell me all of it.”
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Xiao Qi knitted her brows and thought for a long time, then pouted: “There’s still a lot. Later when I remember them I’ll tell you.”
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Song Liang Zhuo chuckled: “Then can we sleep now?” Please do not copy and post elsewhere.
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Xiao Qi hugged her chest and look towards him guardedly: “You’re still sleeping here?”
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Song Liang Zhuo knitted his brows and gestured with his chin: “You’re sleeping in the outer room?”
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Xiao Qi glared, as expected he had bad intentions! Xiao Qi didn’t have the time to think of countermeasures before Song Liang Zhuo pulled her down with a long arm while smiling. Xiao Qi exclaimed: “Official Song is a big baddie!”
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“Haha, who did you say is a baddie?” Song Liang Zhuo pinched Xiao Qi’s cheeks as he threatened.
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Xiao Qi swallowed then stammered: “That ah, I’m not used to sleeping with you.”
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“You’ll get used to it after a couple times.” Song Liang Zhuo covered Xiao Qi’s eyes as he said: “If you don’t believe why don’t you try it.”
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“Hss, you always say it like it’s easy!” Xiao Qi peeled off his hand, wrapped the blanket around her and rolled into the inner side.Please do not copy and post elsewhere.
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“Is Xiao Qi afraid of thunder? There are a lot of thunderstorms in summer!” Song Liang Zhuo smiled: “Listen, bababadalgharaghtak……”

“Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunnt-rovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk” James Joyce, sound of thunder 

“Aaaah!” Xiao Qi flew into Song Liang Zhuo’s chest with a long cry and clutched his neck: “Official Song is scaring people!”
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Song Liang Zhuo smiled as he dragged back the blanket and covered both of them while saying gently: “Let’s just sleep like this. Don’t be scared, I’ll wait for you.”
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Xiao Qi withdrew her hand while blushing, then rubbed her head against his chest.
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“Official Song, the way you speak is so strange!” Please do not copy and post elsewhere.
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“What part is strange?”
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“I don’t know.” Xiao Qi rubbed her chest, feeling that area suddenly was beating very fast.
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Song Liang Zhuo stroked Xiao Qi’s cheek and say in a low voice: “Sleep, it’s late.”
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“En.”
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Xiao Qi stared blankly for a long while waiting until the breathing next to her ears lightly slowed, then slightly lifted her head to look at him. In the darkness she could not see clearly, but Xiao Qi still felt her heart was sweet and sour. It’s that sort of never experienced before happiness, or is it tartness?
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Xiao Qi thought for a while biting her thumb, then turned over and hugged Song Liang Zhuo’s waist, sinking into a deep sleep.
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Credits: Translated by Chiyomira, Edited by Sonia

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12 Responses to Xiao Qi, Wait: Chapter 25

  1. smeilia says:

    Wow, he doesn’t even apologize and only ask her to forget???? I’m beyond speechless now

    • Chiyomira says:

      I don’t think people in that time period used ‘sorry’ much. It’s usually ‘my bad’ to coax/apologize gently, or ‘have you suffered grievances?’ to show concern.

  2. lucialv says:

    it was very sweet scene of the newlyweds 🙂
    Thank you so much for this new chapter!
    The best wishes for this festive season and a Happy New 2017 Year!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I don’t like him at all. I really want her to find someone else.

    • Chiyomira says:

      I think SLZ isn’t bad. He’s repenting… but lol, next up will be a chapter with Advisor Lu. Will that satisfy your desire for SLZ to wear a green hat?

  4. oooi says:

    y so mean guys..i dont think hes that bad.. plus its a story so lets see where it take us. ty for translation.

  5. rain sprite says:

    I don’t get why people are hating on him so much. He did slap her and thats a fact. In my view, he is trying his best to fix it and make it up for her. He is repenting and obviously, in love eith his wife and spoils her too. I like SLZ. If others just can’t stsnd him, they should just read something else. Its annoying sometimes when I read such hate comments. Just being honest. I love this story and the two MCs

    • Chanel says:

      I’m not a fan of the male lead. However, I am growing to like him as I see him evolve in a direction I like. He, so far, has become more gentle, respectful, listening and open towards Xiao Qi, which I think many others see and value as well. Also, there’s a pretty good chance that many really like the main character, Xiao Qi, and therefore continue the story.

  6. fan63 says:

    I like the novel because it is showing the difficulties of building a relationship between two people that have come together by contract. One is loving and the other is career building.Each of them is evolving emotionally.He is growing to see that she is more than a tool and she doesn’t mind that but is planning for her escape. Let’s see how the King gets involved in their love affair,and how SLZ will respond to his competition

  7. fan63 says:

    Thank you so much this wonderful presentation of this novel . You have captured my heart with your choice of words I can clearly see that characters their wardrobes their smiles the fish flopping gasping for air and the flirtations of the woman at the river bed . Boy oh boy is she brazen to act this way right n front of the wife.

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