“Oops, my hand slipped.” Su Tang blinked and continued to play innocent. But then she went forward and bravely pinched his waist. “However, as master’s disciple, how can you say such a thing about your master? You shouldn’t insult yourself like that, or how can you be worthy of master’s years of teaching you?”
Pei Xuan looked at Su Tang suddenly felt as if his head was full of question marks. What was going on?
Why was it that he could understand each of this little moneygrubber’s words individually, but when they all came together to form a sentence he suddenly couldn’t understand?
Song Yi also stroked his beard and looked over with some amusement at this little fox playing her tricks.
Meanwhile the orange cat, who had at some point climbed up to sit on Su Tang’s shoulder, looked sympathetically at Pei Xuan and exclaimed, ‘Poor two-legged beast, you’re really finished this time!’
Heh, this two-legged beast dared to look down on his master? Did he think her reputation as a dark loli was fake?
Su Tang looked right back at Pei Xuan and hummed coldly in her heart. What did he mean when he said her master’s eyes were no longer good? Wasn’t that clearly looking down on her?
If she remembered correctly, this little guy in front of her could be regarded as her nominal apprentice-brother. Since he looked down on her like this, she would just have him accompany her in her archery training. She still needed a moving target!
But on the outside, Su Tang just put on a blossoming smile. When Pei Xuan saw that, he didn’t know why, but despite it being a warm summer afternoon he suddenly felt a cold chill run up his spine.
Song Yi suddenly stepped forward and said solemnly and seriously, “Xuan’er, come here and meet your junior apprentice sister. You are her senior apprentice-brother so make sure to protect her and don’t bully her.”
“Master, she just fired an arrow at me.” Pei Xuan said. At the same time, he glanced over at the little moneygrubber. It had only been a few months since he last saw her, so why was she suddenly so much taller? Also, she seemed to look a little bit better, but she was still ugly, hmm…
Song Yi looked at Su Tang and growled, “Girl!”
“I didn’t mean to, ah. How could I have known that senior apprentice-brother doesn’t like to use doors but instead jumps over walls? Does senior apprentice-brother always come and go like this? I suppose I can only respect senior apprentice brother’s habit of climbing the wall in the future.”
Su Tang pursed her lips and started to act pitiful to show off that she was feeling aggrieved.
Song Yi thought about it for a moment and felt that this reason seemed to make sense. Finally, he turned back to Pei Xuan and berated, “If you’re coming over, why not just come through the door? Why are you sneaking around? Is it okay to so casually climb other people’s walls?”
Pei Xuan glanced at his master and then at Su Tang. For some reason, he found these repeated mentions of “climbing the wall” a little uncomfortable in his ears.
(tl note: “Climbing the wall” can also refer to a woman having an affair.)
“This disciple just happened to be passing by and heard the sound of arrows from the back courtyard. Disciple thought that…” Pei Xuan was also worried that Song Yi might encounter some kind of trouble from his enemies in the capital, which was why he had snuck in after hearing the sound of arrows from the back courtyard. After all, he knew that even if his master tried to deliberately avoid trouble, that was no guarantee that trouble wouldn’t come to find him on its own initiative.
But who would have guessed that before he could even sneak in halfway he was already discovered by Su Tang? Thinking of this, Pei Xuan frowned and looked at Su Tang, “How did you discover me?”
Pei Xuan was someone who had practiced martial arts from an early age, and his skills were very good. At least, in the past when he had been sneaking into the inner courtyards at the palace he had never been found out, so how did Su Tang do it?
It was impossible for Su Tang to answer this question truthfully, so she just said casually, “The noise was so loud, how could I not hear it?”
These few words caused Pei Xuan to immediately start feeling some doubts about himself. Could it be that his martial arts skills had deteriorated?
Song Yi looked at Su Tang and grunted: “Girl!”
Pei Xuan couldn’t see it, but how could Song Yi not see that the little fox was just deliberately changing the subject and speaking nonsense. Seeing that, he had to interject. After all, she really had almost hurt Pei Xuan just now so, of course, it was necessary for her to make an apology.
Su Tang instantly understood what Song Yi meant, so she plastered on a particularly lovely smile and said, “I was wrong, senior apprentice-brother.” She continued, “At that time, I really thought you were someone who came to harm master. However, when I shoot arrows I basically always miss my target, so there’s no harm. If you don’t believe me you can ask master.”
Pei Xuan looked down at the little girl who was wearing a big smile in front of him and suddenly felt she was just like her name: very sweet. Also, he looked over and saw Song Yi had nodded to affirm her words, so he finally hummed and replied: “This young master is magnanimous, so I will forgive you this time.”
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