Chapter 185: The Sixth Year
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Su Xiaoling smiled and said, “Xiaolu is a greedy little cat.”
Su Xiaolu smiled and ate a bowl of chicken soup before she remembered Gui You. She couldn’t help but ask, “Where’s my master?”
“He should be back next door. He told us to call him when we’re eating.”
Su Sanlang said.
Gui You was even colder than Wu. He threw out a hundred silver notes saying it was food expenses. Su Sanlang had only said two words before Gui You had already gone out. He chased after him, but the figure was already out of sight.
Gui You was even weirder than Old Wu. He was only concerned with Su Xiaolu and would not take a second look at anyone else.
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao had discussed it. Gui You was Su Xiaolu’s master. Since he didn’t like to communicate, they wouldn’t disturb him.
They did what they had to do and stayed out of the rest.
For Gui You, it was enough for them to cook and give him food every day.
If Gui You wanted them to deliver a message, they just had to deliver it.
Su Xiaolu put down her bowl and chopsticks and said, “Then I’ll go over and see Master.”
Su Xiaolu went out and went straight next door.
Returning to the house, Su Xiaolu knocked on the door when she reached the outside and asked respectfully, “Master, can I come in?”
She did not know much about Gui You, but he had his principles. Before she knew his personality, she would just follow the principles.
From inside the house, Gui You’s cold voice sounded. “Come in.”
Su Xiaolu hurried in.
Gui You was reading a book, engrossed and focused.
Su Xiaolu couldn’t help but ask, “Master Gui You, what are you looking at?”
Gui You glanced at Su Xiaolu. “Nothing.”
Gui You closed his book and got up coldly. He walked into the inner room and quickly came out with the four dark things. He placed them beside Su Xiaolu and said, “From tonight onwards, wear them when you sleep. You’re not allowed to take them down except when you’re standing on a post.”
The smaller ones were put on her arms, the larger ones on the calves.
It looked simple and light, but she was surprised when she held them.
Su Xiaolu twisted the two small ones. They were a little heavy, about five catties.
The ones on her calves were a little heavier, about eight catties.
In the future, she would have to drag another 26 catties with her.
She wondered what this was made of. It wasn’t very big, but it was very heavy.
“If there’s nothing else, leave.”
Gui You gave the things to Su Xiaolu and chased her out.
His expression was impassive. It was obvious he was in a foul mood.
Su Xiaolu’s heart was heavy. She was so tired.
If she’d known, she wouldn’t have come. She might have been able to relax for two days.
Su Xiaolu carried these back and did not approach Gui You until dinner.
When it was time to eat on New Year’s Eve, Su Xiaolu went over to call Gui You. After knocking on the door, she called out respectfully, “Master Gui You, it’s time for New Year’s Eve dinner.”
Gui You made a faint sound of assent.
It wasn’t long before he came out, carrying a small bag.
Madam Zhao and Su Sanlang had already set up the New Year’s Eve dinner.
This year’s New Year’s Eve dinner was even more sumptuous than last year’s. There were ten whole dishes.
After taking a seat, Gui You took out a few things from the bag and handed them to Su Chong, Su Hua, and Zhou Heng. He said, “This is a self-defense weapon. There are three poisonous needles inside. It can paralyze a person for 15 minutes. It can be fired after being flicked and pressed.”
He gave a pendant to each of the three children.
Su Chong, Su Hua, Zhou Heng took it and thanked him respectfully.
It looked like a thumb-sized bamboo joint with a small bump. They didn’t dare to press it carelessly.
Gui You took out another wooden hairpin and gave it to Su Xiaoling. He said, “Everything is the same. There won’t be any problems wearing it normally. Only by opening the switch and pressing the switch will the poison needle be fired. The poison needle will come out from the tip. If you really encounter danger, don’t make a mistake.”
He’d made it clear that if stupid kids got it backwards, it would be their own fault, and they couldn’t blame him.
Su Xiaoling accepted it and thanked him respectfully.
As for Su Xiaolu, Gui You glanced at her and said, “Stop looking. Focus on practicing martial arts. You don’t need these.”
With that, Gui You looked at Su Sanlang.
Su Sanlang knew Gui You was done. He smiled as he got up to give the kids their red packets and said a few words of blessing.
Gui You’s expression was calm, and one could not tell if he was happy or sad.
Su Sanlang tried to be as brief as possible. After that, they could eat.
Gui You didn’t drink alcohol. He ate quickly and elegantly. When he was done, he put down his bowl and chopsticks and returned.
After dinner, Su Sanlang chased the children out. He and Madam Zhao began to clear the dishes.
“Xiaolu, I’ll give this to you. I’ll be with Chong and Hua. I won’t encounter any danger.”
Zhou Heng said to Su Xiaolu.
Gui You didn’t give Su Xiaolu anything. Su Xiaolu didn’t care, but Su Xiaoling definitely did. She would definitely give her the hairpin.
But Zhou Heng hoped that Su Xiaoling would keep the hairpin.
“Xiaolu, take Big Brother’s. Big Brother is strong. I’m not afraid of danger.”
Su Chong said with a bright smile. How could he let her take Little Brother Heng’s? This was his sister.
Su Hua and Su Xiaoling also took their own. They wanted Su Xiaolu to choose from them.
Su Xiaolu waved her hand and said, “I don’t want it. Keep it well. Master Gui You is right. I don’t need this to practice martial arts. I’m so happy that you love me so much.”
Su Xiaolu held Su Xiaoling’s arm and looked at her two brothers and Zhou Heng.
Since Su Xiaolu refused to accept it, they had no choice.
At night, Su Xiaolu began to wear heavy weights to sleep.
Su Xiaoling’s heart ached.
Su Xiaolu smiled and said, “Sister, when I can fly, I’ll bring you along, okay?”
Su Xiaoling sighed and said helplessly, “Okay.”
If she could, she would rather Su Xiaolu not work so hard.
It was the first day of the new year.
Su Xiaolu continued standing on the pillars.
Gui You glanced at her and turned to go next door. Not long after, Su Chong, Su Hua, and Zhou Heng came over.
There were four more people on the pillars.
Gui You turned and went into the house.
Su Xiaolu looked at Su Chong and the others in confusion. “What’s going on?”
Su Hua said, “I’m not sure. Master Gui You asked us to come over and stand together. We’ll go down when we’re tired.”
“Master arranged it. Then let’s do it together.”
Su Xiaolu smiled. She couldn’t figure out what Gui You was thinking either.
They’d just stand together.
Su Xiaoling stood for half an hour before getting down.
Zhou Heng and Su Hua stood for an hour and were already sweating profusely. They also went down with trembling legs.
Su Chong’s expression was normal, and he did not even sweat.
At this moment, the Chen siblings and the Hu siblings came over. Seeing them standing on the pillar, they also came up curiously.
But they all couldn’t take it anymore after half an hour..
They looked at Su Xiaolu and Su Chong, who were still standing on the pillar, with admiration.
They went out quickly, leaving only Su Chong and Su Xiaolu in the courtyard.
Gui You came out of the house and looked at Su Chong with a burning gaze. He drew his sword and started practicing in front of the two of them.