Chapter 44: Give the Heart That You Had Given Me To Her and Let’s Part Ways (3)
Zhou Xiaoxiao closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and slowly said, “Besides those items, did he told you to tell me anything?”
“Ever since Lord Wu returned, he could never forget young lady and he misses you everyday, for this reason… alas.” Yu Tong paused for a moment, “Lord Wu told me to tell young lady that he can’t come to see you because of his own reasons. He felt really apologetic for letting you down. Lord Wu feels guilty and has trouble sleeping every night. Before he had sent me here, he specifically told me to ask you if you have any needs or troubles, because he will be sure to help you until you’re satisfied…”
“Okay.” Zhou Xiaoxiao was fed up, so she interrupted his words. She closed the red sandalwood box lightly and the expression on her face became ice-cold as she said, “I have received both the breakup letter and the breakup fee. You can go back to him and tell him that we don’t owe each other anything anymore, so we no longer need to contact each other after this.”
Yu Tong wiped away the beads of cold sweat on his forehead.
If he messed up on this errand, how will he continue to live?
Lord Wu is such a cultured and elegant gentleman, it was hard to imagine that the young lady who he cares for was someone like this. This errand is extremely hard to handle.
He carefully took out a painting from clothes and handed it to her.
“Lord Wu really misses young lady, but he can’t come to meet you. Lord Wu asked that young lady add to this painting, so that I can bring it back to him.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao took the painting and unfolded it to have a look. The spring blue-green painting was smoothed out until there were no wrinkles left, and there were a few water stains on it. At the lower right corner of the paper, there was a fine, vivid, and lifelike drawing of a cuckoo bird. To the side of the cuckoo bird, there was a sentence: I wished to a cuckoo that spring would last forever, so I could hold onto my love.
A burst of sour feelings filled Zhou Xiaoxia’s heart.
Since they are ending their relationship, why not just bluntly and clearly end it? Why was he wasting his time dawdling around?
She unrolled the paper, grinded some ink, picked up her pen, and easily wrote something in one stroke.
Once we bid our farewells, we shall walk our own paths,
We should stop yearning for each other and stop communicating.
Give the heart you had given me to her,
And we shall walk our separate ways.
She then threw the paper back at the man.
Yu Tong received the letter and bitterly said, “My little grandaunt, you can’t write like this. If I bring this back, it’ll take my lord’s life.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao looked down and then sent her guest out, “It must’ve been a difficult journey here, you can go back now.”
During the night, rain poured down on Fengxiang City.
Zhou Xiaoxiao felt lonely in the middle of the cold spring as she bundled herself with the thick cotton quilt in the attic. She couldn’t help but burst into tears.
She woke up early next morning with two swollen eyes when she went to the yard to practice her basic skills for two hours. Then, she entered the workshop and made pastry with Xiaomei for half a day.
After noon passed, she changed into men’s clothing and checked out the pastry shop.
In the evening, Wang Xun came to find her to practice and meet with Zhou Xiaoxiao’s storm of feelings. Wang Yu was stunned by her sudden change and unable to fight off her blows, so he jumped out of the ring.
“I haven’t seen junior sister for a few days, yet junior sister has improved so much.”
He stared at the girl dressed in men’s clothing standing opposite from him, it was hard to distinguish whether she was female or male. There was a cold glint in her eyes; the weapon in her hands trembled as she yelled, “Let’s do it once more!”
For a moment the silver gun transformed into a dragon, and ten million mirages assaulted his senses.
Wang Xun shouted in response and faced her head on.
However, he was bitterly crying in his heart. It seemed like he needed to work even harder, because if he can’t beat him junior sister in the future, then wouldn’t people laugh at him until their teeth fall off?
When it was dinner time, Zhou Xiaoxiao was tired to the point where she didn’t even have the energy to lift her hands. Her small fall had almost fell onto the rice bowl several times throughout dinner; she didn’t even notice that Wang Xun had been carefully and incessantly putting more food in her bowl.
The moment she returned to her attic, she immediately fell asleep. She didn’t even have the surplus energy to grief.
She continued on like this for a few days before she finally let it go. She returned to her old lively and healthy self again.