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Black Belly Wife – Chapter 30 – The Jianghu Inn
Lin Shui’er stared at Murong Yun Shu with her eyes wide open and said, “the first condition to step into the Jianghu Inn is, you must be someone from the Jianghu. Are you one of them?”
“Then why are you still staying here?” Lin Shui’er looked unhappy, and she tried to push Yun Shu away.
Murong Yun Shu glanced at Fang Hongfei, then asked the guards behind her, “does the Jianghu Inn belong to the Mingjian Manor or the Zhenyuan Escort Services?”
“It belongs to neither of them. A disciple of Shaolin owns this Jianghu Inn.” East Guardian answered.
Murong Yun Shu then asked, “does the Shaolin Temple accept female apprentices?”
“No.” West Guardian answered.
Afterward, Murong Yun Shu thought about it and said, “it seems that Mrs. Lin is controlling too much.” Her tone was so dull as if she was saying a simple sentence like ‘the weather is nice today.’
Lin Shui’er’s face became all red, and she was so angry that her mouth was trembling. She wanted to refute but couldn’t find the words to. She wanted to quarrel, yet she tried to appear as an approachable person as if any words coming from her mouth would become unreasonable. It’s frustrating! Lin Shui’er glanced at Fang Hongfei angrily and yelled, “what are you doing there?! Get in!”
“Shui’er, don’t get upset. Everyone knows that Murong Yun Shu is very sharp with her words. Just spare her.” Fang Hongfei comforted her while walking with her toward the inn.
Murong Yun Shu did not make a sound. After they walked a few steps away, she raised her eyebrows and asked Lu’er, “are my words that harsh?”
“Yes, very much so!” Lu’er nodded heavily.
“Really?” She thought to herself, and she’s trying to be polite to everyone.
“Yes!” The four guardians answered in unison.
Murong Yun Shu gave them a weird look, “even if that’s the case, there’s no need to have the same answer.”
“…” The four guardians looked at one another and thought to themselves, and this is called mental communication. They all had a facial expression that implied, “we cannot care less.”
Just when they were still thinking, there was suddenly a sound at their back that said, “if you have no name, we won’t welcome you.”
Murong Yun Shu looked, following the sound. She saw a teenager with an incredibly arrogant look who blocked the main door of the inn. He was stopping Fang Hongfei and his wife.
“I am from the Mingjian Manor, and this is my spouse, her name is Lin Shui’er, and she’s from Zhenyuan Escort Services. She’s the first beauty of the whole city.” Fang Hongfei introduced with pride.
The guy turned a deaf ear and repeated, “we don’t know you. There will be no reception. Please leave.”
“You haven’t even heard of Mingjian Manor and Zhenyuan Escort Services?” Fang Hongfei asked seriously.
“The owner of Mingjian Manor and Zhenyuan Escort Services are allowed to stay. For the others, please leave. ” The implication is that even your father might have been a capable person, it doesn’t mean you’d be naturally the same.
Fang Hongfei was furious, “how dare you! I have made up my mind, and I’m going to stay in this inn! What can you do about me?” Afterward, he forced himself inside. After several rounds of fights, he couldn’t even touch the young guy. Finally, he asked, “who the heck are you?”
“I’m the waiter.”
“I don’t believe so. How is it possible for a waiter to have such advanced skills in martial arts?”
The young guy was merely careless, “it’s just because yours is too weak.”
Fang Hongfei went ballistic by now. He took his sword, wanting to try ten more rounds, yet the other person didn’t even care to look at him. He politely said to Murong Yun Shu, “Miss Murong, please come in. We’ve already prepared your room.”
Murong Yun Shu thanked the waiter.
Having witnessed the big difference in treatment between hers and that of Murong Yun Shu, Lin Shui’er felt hurt, and in turn, she yelled again, “why could she be allowed entrance? She’s got nothing to do with gangs!”
“All because she’s Murong Yun Shu.” There was a young voice from inside the inn. Someone who was wearing a set of rough clothes in grey approached them. For Murong Yun Shu, this person could be perfectly described as having “the feel of Jianghu” – that is, looking mundane. Other than that, he also had a “Jianghu appearance” in her eyes, and it matched perfectly with the image of the inn.
Murong Yun Shu thought to herself, and it would be the weirdest thing on earth if this person weren’t the boss of the inn.
“Miss Murong, I have heard of your big name for a long time. My name is Li Wunai, and I’m the boss of the inn.” Li Wunai laughed and greeted Murong Yun Shu with enthusiasm.
Li Wunai? (In Chinese, it means: you’re helpless) It might be good that there’s no such surname as “Wo” (that is “me”) Murong Yun Shu smiled at him slightly, “it’s my first time to hear your big name.”
Li Wunai was shocked, then he laughed again, “it’s interesting. It’s clear that the person has a good taste. My brother’s woman is certainly unique.”
Brother’s woman? Murong Yun Shu was very confused. She heard someone saying the following words lazily – “he meant sister-in-law.”
It’s Chu Changge!
Murong Yun Shu looked up and met his gaze. She naturally felt nervous. And after calming herself for a bit, she waited for him to come downstairs.
On the one hand, Chu Changge went downstairs relaxingly and smiled while he was complaining, “my lady arrived late. And her husband had no other way to kill time, and I decided to bound myself by oath with Li. It was no fun at all.”
Li Wunai was speechless. He thought he was the victim! God knows if anyone would be willing to visit his “darkness shop” from then on. With Chu as his “brother”, he couldn’t even count how much money he had to lose! What a deficit!
Contrary to Li’s helplessness, Murong Yun Shu felt remarkably calm. She answered briefly, “it could be more interesting if you bound yourself by oath with the God and the Earth.”
With God and the Earth? Li Wunai was dumbfounded, he felt like being struck by lightning.
On the beautiful face of Chu Changge, an evil smile appeared. He said, “I didn’t expect my lady to be thinking the same as I am. Well then…now that everyone is here, why don’t we do exactly what you said, bound ourselves by oath with the God and the Earth?”
Murong Yun Shu thought it’s just another episode of him getting crazy. She chose not to respond and not to argue.