Chapter 84: Exposed (1)
When Qiao Moyu saw Ye Peicheng staring at her, her first reaction was to flee.
Within 0.01 seconds, her legs were ready and prepared for her to run away, but as her brain spun, she realized another problem:
If she ran away, wouldn’t this be revealing where the three hundred taels of silvers are stored?!
(T/N: Chinese idiom meaning that a person wants to conceal something but ends up getting exposed instead. It’s based on a folk tale where a man named Zhang San who buried money, fearing others would steal it. He left the note: ‘There is no 302 taels hidden here.’ Meanwhile, the neighbor Wang Er stole the money and left the note: ‘Wang Er from next door did not steal.’)
Moreover, her Spiritual Void Sect had just been established. As the Sect Leader, if she saw someone she was familiar with, and immediately ran away… wouldn’t she end up discrediting her own brand?!
After all, she really wasn’t bluffing. She truly had skill for opening the light!
What’s more, Ye Peicheng might not even recognize her if she was dressed up like this!
With that in mind, Qiao Moyu’s mood was at ease. She took a deep breath and put on a detached expression. She looked at Ye Peicheng indifferently, and waved her hand towards Luo Luo. “Come here.”
She had to make sure not to let Luo Luo out of her sight!
Luo Luo was very obedient. When he saw his mother calling him, he immediately ran towards Qiao Moyu with his short stubby legs.
Qiao Moyu extended her hand and held onto Luo Luo’s hand. The two of them stood together. They were dressed in the same style and color of Taoist robes, just like how a river crab would attract other river crabs of the same color.
Ye Peicheng indifferently raised his eyebrows. His deep eyes were locked onto Qiao Moyu, but he did not say anything. There was an indifferent and deep look on his face.
Qiao Mo Yu wasn’t sure if he suspected anything or not, so she didn’t dare to speak up. She was only waiting to say goodbye to Lu Beige before she left immediately.
At this moment, Lu Beige finally finished recording his inspiration.
He held the paper in ecstasy, obviously very satisfied with the work he had just produced. When he turned around, he realized that the Enlightenment has already ended. Meanwhile, the cool breeze from the Wutong Courtyard blew past. There was a slight chill on his back. Was it the water from a talisman?
“Taoist Priest Qing Yin, I’m really sorry, I was too engrossed just now!” After Lu Beige finished, he turned and looked at Ye Peicheng. His eyes were full of gratitude, but could only say one sentence: “Peicheng, thank you for coming!”
Ye Peicheng nodded. His eyes seemed to pass over Qiao Moyu as he said to Lu Beige, “Are these two your friends as well?”
“Yes, these two are the great experts of the Spiritual Void Sect. I have invited them to help open up my studio!” As Lu Beige spoke, he smiled wryly, “The present is different from the past. Peicheng, I can only place my hopes on fate!”
Ye Peicheng did not comment, instead he said, “It’s about time. The reporter I’ve invited is just outside. Let’s begin.”
When Qiao Moyu heard that there were also reporters, she panicked. However, she was the Sect Leader; she couldn’t lose her prestige!
In the next second, Ye Peicheng looked at her and said meaningfully, “It may be time to make this Taoist wait in the side chamber.”
Lu Beige came to his senses and apologized to Qiao Moyu. Then, he led her and Luo Luo to the side hall.
“Fellow Taoist, I am really sorry. I couldn’t arrange it properly, so I can only let you two suffer a bit!” As Lu Beige spoke, he brought two plates of food over. One plate of fruit, one plate of various nuts. “I wonder what the two of you would like to eat? I’ll let you down for a bit…”
As he was speaking, Luo Luo opened his mouth. “Uncle, mom– master said that Luo Luo cannot eat things given to him by strangers! ”
Qiao Moyu: “…”
She sweated, afraid that Luo Luo would expose her again. After Lu Beige left, she picked Luo Luo up and put him on her lap, speaking softly, “Baobei, remember that when we come out in this outfit, you have to call mommy ‘master.’ Also, when you meet people you know, pretend not to know them, so don’t ever greet them. ”
The little one did not understand why. His confused and big eyes were filled with questions as they locked onto Qiao Moyu.
Qiao Moyu thought for a moment and then gave him a reason: “Because we are the heroes that are saving the world, and just like the heroes in Peter Pan, we are not allowed to speak carelessly!”
When the little one heard this, he immediately understood. He puffed out his chest. Giving a very serious look: “Luo Luo knows! Heroes only fight, they don’t speak! “