Chapter 55: I Am Willing to Endure the Hardships (2)
“This disciple always remembers how Master and Madame treat me.” Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at the Wu Couple and said in seriousness, “But all matters in this world revolved on ‘willingness.’ Although this would be a difficult path to follow, I am willing to endure the hardships and try.”
“Ok, you didn’t disappoint this Master. You’ve always been a unique woman with your own opinions. Master never likes people who pretend and are untrue to themselves. If you made your decision, following according to your heart. But you must remember that you are Wu Daoquan’s disciple. No matter what happens in the future, you will always have this Master.”
After he finished this, Wu Daoquan stood up with his hands behind his back, walking back into the room.
Madame Wu said, “Xiaixiao, I don’t blame you for liking someone like Lord Wu. Since you’ve set your mind on following him, then you don’t need to be afraid. No matter what happens in the future, you can still return to this Madame’s side. There will always be a home for you to live here.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao held her hands and said, “What’s Madame saying? Xiaoxiao can’t bear to leave Madame and Master. If I marry one day, I will have my spouse by Madame and Master’s side, so we can both serve you guys.”
Madame Wu patted her hands and smiled. “That’s good, that’s good.”
After that, she followed Wu Daoquan and walked in the room.
Zhou Xiaoxiao was the only one in the yard, unmoved.
She touched her heart and felt a sense of warmness surging.
When she first arrived, although she was all smiles, she treated herself as a passing traveler. She felt alone in this world and viewed herself as a splash of paint on a picture scroll.
Now, she realized that these ancient people are human beings who have feelings and emotions. They were even concerned for her, giving her warmth and help.
She heard someone calling for her.
She raised her head to see Yu Xingzhi standing by the front door. Several days later, it seems like the illness plaguing him had vanished completely. Right now, his back was against the sunshine and he stood all alone.
Zhou Xiaoxiao laughed and walked over.
“Xingzhi, why did you come so early?”
“I heard that you always wake up early in the morning to practice martial arts. I wanted to come over and see if you need someone to train with.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao found this funny. It might be because a few days ago, Wang Xun had went to the General’s Residence to ask for help. Normally, he would train with her but since this piece of news was spread to Yu Xingzhi’s ears, he was clearly jealous and acting out in front of her.
She led Yu Xingzhi in and sat him down, keeping him there.
“You’re still ill. Just a few days ago, the physician had reminded me carefully that you needed to be attentive to your recovery process and be patient. Just sit here and watch what I have learned these days. Tell me if my skills had improved.”
“A weak young master is worthy of practicing with junior sister?” Wang Xun’s voice rang from the door.
Zhou Xiaoxiao placed a hand on her forehead. Now, the two were both together.
Wang Xun took large strides as he walked in, “Lord Wu’s weak body probably can’t withstand junior sister’s punch. It’s best if you rest.”
Yu Xingzhi slowly stood up with a calm expression and rolled his sleeves up. “Now that you said this, this military officer’s skills must be extraordinary. Although I’m not talented, I want to learn from you..”
“Pause, pause.” Zhou Xiaoxiao stood in the middle of them and looked left and right. First, she said to Yu Xingzhi, “Xingzhi, this is my senior brother, Wang Xun. He and Master has been the ones teaching me the skills. Don’t be rude.”
Yu Xingzhi had been angry and now that he heard this, he was extremely upset when he saw Wang Xun’s proud expression.
Zhou Xiaoxiao found his upset expression to be silly.
She reached over and held one of Yu Xingzhi’s hands, pulling him forward.
“Come. Pay your respects to senior brother.”
Yu Xingzhi watched their linked hands and thought that she might be trying to reassure himself by making their relationship public. If she was treating him so sincerely and honestly, how could he be suspicious and betray her?