Wu Qianqing immediately told the servants to invite Hei Xuanyi in, and afterward, he also ordered some servants to call Wu Zhu and Wu Xi back to Shuqing Garden.
At the thought of meeting their son-in-law, Guan Tong nervously stood up to tidy her husband’s and her own robes.
Wu Ruo narrowed his eyes, timing things in his mind, and waited till it was about time that Hei Xuanyi entered Shuqing Garden, and then stood up to receive him at the entrance of the yard.
Not long after, the servants of Shuqing Garden reported: “Master, the young master’s husband has arrived.”
Following that, the large black silhouette of a person, carrying a cold and steady aura, entered the yard. Behind him was a large entourage of hulking bodyguards, as if the emperor himself had arrived. The ambiance became solemn and dignified in just a moment, the servants barely daring to breathe or look up.
At the head of the entourage was Hei Xuanyi wearing a black marten fur coat1something like this, probably. For reference, this is a marten. RIP the number of martens that were probably sacrificed to make a fur coat big enough for Hei Xuanyi.. His hair that was as dark as black ink was tied up into a high ponytail2okay, this is an absolute tragedy that the term ponytail has kind of feminine connotations in English because traditionally English-speaking men didn’t grow their hair out long enough to tie into ponytails. This is probably what’s going on with Hei Xuanyi’s hair, and it’s not considered feminine at all in the context of the story. Blood jade looks like this and the hair ornament probably looks something similar to this., set in place with a blood jade hair ornament, cascading down his back. His features made him seem resolute and steadfast, the look in his eyes fierce and cold, his lips thin. However, his skin was covered in black fish-like scales, especially frightening with a ghostly manner.
Wu Ruo looked at Hei Xuanyi, who had an intense and regal aura, and his thoughts couldn’t help but drift to his previous lifetime. The him from back then despised Hei Xuanyi greatly, so he had made a fuss about not wanting to see this person on the day of his first visit back home3回门 (hui men): specifically refers to the custom of the first visit that a bride pays to her own parents with her husband. This is usually done three days after the wedding day., and he hadn’t allowed his parents to invite this person into their home. However, Hei Xuanyi had insisted on entering and offering tea4Chinese wedding tea ceremony reference again! to his parents before leaving.
Now meeting this person again after reincarnating, the disgust in his heart had lessened a lot. Perhaps it was because Hei Xuanyi had rushed to the Wu estate in his previous lifetime right before he died, whether or not it was to save him. At that moment, Wu Ruo’s opinion of this person had changed, no matter how minutely.
Hei Xuanyi came to a stop in front of Wu Ruo, staring at Wu Ruo’s fat face indifferently. Seeing the complicated emotions in Wu Ruo’s eyes, the spot between his brows creased a little.
Wu Ruo came back to his senses and his gaze fell upon this terrifying face.
In the previous lifetime, he had been frightened by this face a few times. Later on, he found out that the face full of scales was only a piece of fake skin that Hei Xuanyi had applied. Only after it had been taken off did people know that this person was so handsome that mere words could not describe his appearances. Wu Ruo believed that there was no one else in the entire world who could possibly be more good-looking than Hei Xuanyi.
That was why, even till his death, he hadn’t understood why this person had been willing to marry him. As well, from beginning till the end, this person had never despised him even in the slightest.
Wu Ruo stretched his bear paw-like hand in front of Hei Xuanyi.
Hei Xuanyi was a little confused, hesitating for a moment, before taking Wu Ruo’s hand. Immediately, all of his attention was drawn by the soft and tender palm, and he couldn’t help but squeeze it between his own hands. He was having an exceptionally good time when Wu Ruo’s sharp stare made him stop and set aside his playfulness.
The guards following Hei Xuanyi very tactfully guided Wu Ruo’s attendants to a distance away where they could not hear the couple’s conversation.
Wu Ruo glanced at the servants around them who were sneaking looks, and lowered his voice: “I’d like to trouble you to pretend to help my father take his pulse.”
As of now, he still didn’t know who was the mysterious person who had ordered Ruan Zhizheng to kill him, and all the more, he didn’t know how powerful that person was. So, he absolutely couldn’t reveal the fact that he’d reincarnated to anybody at all, and he couldn’t let his family members find out that he suddenly knew healing arts.
As for Hei Xuanyi, he didn’t need to worry at all, because the mysterious person seemed to dread Hei Xuanyi and therefore wouldn’t approach Hei Xuanyi willy-nilly. As well, he trusted that Hei Xuanyi would not leak his private matters.
Hei Xuanyi didn’t ask for the reason, squeezed his palm again, and tugged Wu Ruo towards the house.
The corners of Wu Ruo’s lips twitched and he hurriedly told Hei Xuanyi about the situation from when he’d taken Wu Qianqing’s pulse.
- 2okay, this is an absolute tragedy that the term ponytail has kind of feminine connotations in English because traditionally English-speaking men didn’t grow their hair out long enough to tie into ponytails. This is probably what’s going on with Hei Xuanyi’s hair, and it’s not considered feminine at all in the context of the story. Blood jade looks like this and the hair ornament probably looks something similar to this.
- 3回门 (hui men): specifically refers to the custom of the first visit that a bride pays to her own parents with her husband. This is usually done three days after the wedding day.
- 4Chinese wedding tea ceremony reference again!