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92 Part 2
“Is it the Lingkong Cave?” Xu Ziyan whispered, and quickly shook his head, “let’s not think about that now, let’s think of a way to see what can be done with these demons attacking the city.”
He tapped his chin with his finger and said to himself, “we still have three days before Jiang Ying gets married. In other words, at this time, the traitor of the Jiang family has already hooked up with the demon cultivator, and they might even have planned the attack of the city. It is a pity that there is no trace of that person in my original memory…and I can’t reveal this matter now.”
Feeling irritated, he scratched his head. Xu Ziyan was distressed as he wasn’t sure how to report this incident to the families in Wuti City. He couldn’t speak directly about this kind of thing, but if someone asked him for evidence, he couldn’t show anything either. As he didn’t know the identity of the traitor of the Jiang family, he naturally couldn’t rely on surveillance to check what his plan was. Actually, there was nothing he could do at all.
“Brother, have you rested?” Xu Zirong knocked on the door and asked gently.
Xu Ziyan shook his head vigorously, as if he wanted to get rid of all the troubles in this way.
Xu Zirong opened the door and walked in, he saw Xu Ziyan sitting at the table, looking annoyed. He was gently knocking on the table.
Xu Zirong squinted his eyes slightly, and put down the tea tray calmly. When Xu Ziyan did this, it meant that he had something that he couldn’t resolve. If it occurred in normal situations, he would have brought this matter up to Xu Zirong already. However, he was just thinking about it alone in his room.
Could it be something to do with brother’s secret?
Xu Zirong lowered his eyes, poured a cup of tea and handed it to Xu Ziyan.
Xu Ziyan didn’t pay attention either, he just took a big mouthful of it.
“It’s so hot!” Xu Ziyan screamed, and he almost dropped the cup.
Xu Zirong saw his brother sticking out his tongue and blowing air desperately, and he found it hilarious. His bright red tongue was trembling lightly, and Xu Zirong felt itchy in his heart, as if there’s something scratching it.
He took a deep breath quietly and forced himself to look away. Last time, after tasting his brother after he got drunk, he had started to have this weird and lustful thought. These days, as he was busy getting on with his journey on the cloud shuttle, he had no time to think about it.
Now that he could finally settle down and sleep on the same bed with his brother, Xu Zirong started feeling that it’s a sweet kind of burden.
For the sweetness, it’s because he could hold his brother to sleep, but he saw it as a burden as well, as he had to suppress his urge to harass his brother while he slept…
“Brother, what are you thinking about? Why aren’t you being more careful?” Xu Zirong instantly forgot about this sweet burden. He might as well leave it for the night.
“Ah? Nothing…” Xu Ziyan replied casually. Then, he felt that something was wrong and he added, “there’s something that bothers me.”
“Can brother tell me about it?” Xu Zirong asked curiously.
“Uh…” Xu Ziyan hesitated. Of course he couldn’t tell Xu Zirong. However, it really looked weird if he didn’t open himself up to his little brother.
Seeing Xu Ziyan not saying anything for a long while, Xu Zirong smiled gently, “it’s ok if you don’t feel comfortable. I know that my brother would keep some secrets for himself.”
Xu Ziyan became instantly stiff. It was obvious that what Xu Zirong said was right, but how come he had an eerie feeling that he’d been seen through?
His own secret? Although the brothers were very close, Xu Ziyan still found it important to keep his privacy. He really respected the privacy of Xu Zirong, and although Xu Zirong always told him everything proactively, he didn’t ask too much usually.
As Xu Zirong already acted like an adult, Xu Ziyan also thought that there’s no need to worry about him too much.
After looking at Xu Zirong silently, Xu Ziyan was struggling in his heart.
After his five-year closed-door cultivation, he felt that the whole world had become different. Especially Zirong, who has changed from the juvenile version to the adult version. Apparently, Xu Zirong’s attitude and habits didn’t change, but Xu Ziyan still found him completely new.
Especially in the past few days, when they were on the cloud shuttle, Xu Zirong would tell him about what’d happened during these five years when Xu Ziyan was driving it. Whenever Xu Ziyan saw his little brother, he always found that Xu Zirong was looking at him deeply with his dark eyes.
It’s no longer the kind of look of a teenager. Now, Zirong’s eyes were as deep as an adult. And whenever their eyes met each other, Xu Zirong always had the gentlest smile to him like a summer breeze. Xu Ziyan had already memorized that deep look. And the affection hidden under their sibling-like relationship had already gone through some changes as well, but Xu Ziyan chose to continue ignoring the changes.
He instinctively felt that if he continued to delve into it, something terrible would happen, something that would change their harmonious brotherhood…
He already felt a slight headache after trying to pick up small pieces from his memory, and after what Xu Zirong had said, it hurt even more. Xu Ziyan felt a bit confused, and started to wonder if it’s really the same Zirong that he’d brought up. Or…?
His heart trembled suddenly. He raised his head and looked at Xu Zirong’s eyes carefully. After a while, he didn’t find anything unusual, and he frowned, “Zirong, do you remember Yu Hao?”
Xu Zirong raised her eyebrows in surprise, “I do. That’s junior brother Yu. Brother, why do you suddenly think of him?” Although Xu Zirong plainly said so, he was trying to recall quickly what’s so special about this Yu Hao.