𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓: 𝐔𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝
“Speak your mind and leave when you’re done.”
Jiang Chu sat down in the chair without looking at Mu Qi.
Mu Qi was sizing up Jiang Chu, her face somewhat gloomy.
“I never thought that even the genius once praised by others would have such a day. What’s the difference between you now and a stray dog?” Mu Qi mocked her. “I heard you’ve been hiding in your room for a month without even going out. Ridiculous! So, you lost your martial arts skills and your fighting spirit too? You’re not thinking of ending it all, are you?”
Jiang Chu rolled her eyes, “My family is just fine, and I’m not a dog. If you can’t speak properly, don’t speak at all.”
But Mu Qi’s anger didn’t subside, “What do you look like now, with messy hair and a disheveled appearance? Shameful!”
Jiang Chu was taken aback, and she looked down at herself.
She had combed her hair before leaving the house, and although she hadn’t put on makeup, her skin was naturally good. As for her clothes. . . . . .she had casually picked a piece of clothing from the wardrobe, a green one without any elaborate patterns. She admitted it wasn’t glamorous, but how did it make her look disheveled?
“Are you just full and have nothing better to do than pick a fight with me? You can go then, I don’t have time to argue with you.”
Jiang Chu said irritably.
She didn’t want to quarrel with this little girl. Children’s affairs were none of her concern.
“Jiang Chu, everything that’s happening to you now is your own doing. Don’t blame others!”
Mu Qi took a deep breath, her voice turning cold. “Your cultivation method was fine, but you chose to secretly change it and now you’ve lost everything. Weren’t you satisfied with what you had? Well, are you satisfied now that you’ve lost your martial arts?”
Jiang Chu’s eyebrows furrowed, but before she could speak, something struck her.
She looked incredulously at Mu Qi, studying the girl’s expression.
Her eyebrows were tightly knit, and her eyes were full of anger, but besides that, there seemed to be some. . . . . .
Wait, had she discovered something?
Her old rival of a year, had she come to care for her?
“Mu Qi, you. . . . . .you didn’t come all this way to comfort me, did you?” Jiang Chu stood up with a smile, circling around Mu Qi. “What’s the matter? Missed me after not seeing me for a month?”
Mu Qi was stunned for a moment, then her face turned red, and her eyes were almost spitting fire. “You, you’re talking nonsense! I just despise the way you are now, half-dead. Although you’ve lost your martial arts, you can still do something with your hands and feet. If you really can’t, isn’t there that person with the surname Zhao in the equipment department who always liked you? You can marry him, and you’ll be worry-free for the rest of your life.”
Jiang Chu laughed, “Zhao Xi? What are you thinking? Did he fall for me? He was clearly interested in my abilities. Now that I have nothing, do you think he’ll still want to marry me?”
Mu Qi was stunned for a moment, but most of her anger subsided.
“I never thought that at this point, not a single one of my original followers would come to see me, but instead, you, my old rival, would come to console me and urge me to live on. . . . . .” Jiang Chu spoke to herself, feeling pity for her former self. “Alright, thank you for your concern. I’ll be fine, I won’t lose hope.”
“I didn’t care about you; you’re overthinking it.” Mu Qi snorted coldly, turned her head away, leaving only a perfect profile and a delicate chin. “I just don’t want people to think that the person who used to compete and even surpass me is just a worthless failure!”
The two had always been opponents, never friends. For Mu Qi, Jiang Chu was a target on her path of hard work, something she wanted to surpass.
But when one day that target collapsed, and everyone around avoided her as if she were contagious, seeing this made Mu Qi feel a sense of sadness for her enemy.
Once the “Chu Faction” was so mighty, but now, with Jiang Chu’s loss of martial arts, not a single person remained, and some even attempted to join her side. It was both pitiful and laughable.
The world is indeed cold.
“Anyway, thank you. I appreciate your kindness,” Jiang Chu said.
“What are you planning to do about the academy?” Mu Qi asked after a moment of silence.
“I will go back and handle it,” Jiang Chu thought and said.
“Okay, I’m leaving then,” Mu Qi looked at her, “About today’s matter. . . . . .I heard about it. Try to think clearly and don’t do anything rash, or your family’s reputation will be ruined because of you.”
Jiang Chu: . . . . . .
How did the story of her embarrassing incident spread so quickly??
Pah, it’s not taking off the dudou, just picking up a dudou!
Her face darkened for a moment.
Mu Qi, however, left, but before leaving, she quickly put something on Jiang Chu’s desk.
Jiang Chu looked closely, and it turned out to be a small medicine bottle.
She opened it and smelled it, and Jiang Chu smiled.
I didn’t see it coming; Mu Qi seems to have a sharp tongue, but she’s actually soft-hearted.
Indeed, you can’t judge a book by its cover.
However, this medicine is useless to myself. After the accident, Jiang’s father tried various medicines on her, but none of them worked.
Only heavenly and earthly treasures can repair the Dantian of this body.
After thinking about it for a night, the next day, Jiang Chu planned to go to Summer Sun City to take a look.
That sudden extra thought was too real, and Mrs. Hao’s cry was too heartrending. Jiang Chu couldn’t ignore it. Besides, this matter was really strange, she thought, and she must go to see for herself to solve this mystery.
Before going out, Jiang Chu picked up the dudou and looked at it again.
It was still there, and she could feel it was real, not a hallucination.
“Miss? You’re going out again?” Hua Lan was startled to see her dressed to go out.
Goodness, what’s going on?
Yesterday, Miss’s outing caused a stir throughout the city, with everyone discussing Miss Jiang’s red dudou. And now she wants to go out again!
People’s eyes outside are as sharp as knives; how can miss endure them?!
“Yes, I’m going out of the city for a few days,” Jiang Chu nodded. “Call Wu Yu to accompany me.”
Wu Yu is an orphan, a child saved by Jiang’s father and mother from a wild beast’s mouth during a mission. Because of her severe injuries, she’s deaf and mute, but her martial arts skills were taught by Jiang’s father.
Although her talent is average, she has practiced so hard that she’s nearly desperate. Her strength is already pretty good, even considered above average in the martial arts institute of Yuxiao Academy.
I’m weak now, and going far from home feels insecure, so I’ll borrow her for a while.
“Miss, aren’t you taking me with you?” Hua Lan pleaded.
“Taking too many people is inconvenient, go call her, be obedient.”
Hua Lan is very obedient, although she is very worried about Jiang Chu leaving the city for a few days. Since there’s no one at home to control her, and she willingly brings Wu Yu, who knows martial arts, then she must obey.
A moment later, Jiang Chu left the Jiang Mansion with Wu You.
(End of chapter)