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    Finally, I found the time to finish up another chapter!

    Chapter 35: The Man-Eating Scorpion

    Hunchback Sun sighed and said, “You have indeed grown up. You were only five the last time I saw you…”

    He then went back to cleaning the tables.

    Sun Xiao Hong lowered her head, said, “Second uncle, you haven’t been home for what, thirteen, fourteen years now?”

    Hunchback Sun nodded and answered, “Yes. Fourteen years, just a few more days and it will be fourteen years.”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Why don’t you go back and visit sometime?”

    Hunchback Sun slapped the table loudly, and answered in a booming voice, “I promised someone that I would protect a family for fifteen years, so you better believe I will!”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Oh, I see now.”

    After a long time, Hunchback Sun returned to cleaning the tables again.

    Once he started to clean the tables, those menacing, sparkling eyes disappear.

    This is what happens when a person cleans tables for fourteen years.

    Hunchback Sun asked, “How are the others doing?”

    Sun XiaoHong smiled, “They’re all great. Eldest aunt-in-law and third aunt-in-law both had kids this year. Fourth aunt even had twins. So this year’s New Year will be extra sweet.” Out of the corner of her eyes, Sun XiaoHong saw Hunchback Sun’s sad eyes, and immediately stopped. Instead she added, “Everyone’s hoping that you can make it back this year.”

    Hunchback Sun forced a smile and said, “Tell them I’ll be there next New Year.”

    Sun XiaoHong clapped her hands. She said, “That’s great. I remember that you make the best fireworks.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “I’ll certainly make them for you next year. For now, you just need to leave quickly, or your grandpa will worry.”

    He then looked at Li XunHuan, and asked, “How are you going to take him away?”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “I’ll just carry him.”

    Just as she stood up, a person suddenly yells in a chilling manner, “You can leave, but this drunkard stays!”

    This is undoubtedly a woman’s voice.

    Hunchback Sun and Sun XiaoHong had been watching the front door, while this voice came from the back room. Neither knew when she came into the house.

    Hunchback Sun’s face sunk, with a flip of his hand threw out the towel.

    He’s been wiping the tables for fourteen years. If each day he wipes them twenty times, then it would be seven thousand and three hundred times a year, or one hundred and two thousand two hundred times in fourteen years. Anyone who wipes tables this much would have very good strength.

    Besides, Hunchback Sun’s Eagle Claws is already famous in the martial world, so when he threw this towel, its force is no less than any hidden weapon in the world.

    Only to hear a ‘Ping’ sound, with dusts flying everywhere. The towel made a big hole in the back wall, yet the person standing in front of the door was unscathed.

    It’s as if her body never moved, although the towel should have made a big hole in her stomach.

    Yet for some reason, it missed her.

    Maybe it’s because her waist is very thin, so she can easily dodge.

    What makes this woman attractive is not just her waist.

    Her legs are long and straight, any part that should be fat is not thin, while any part that should be thin is not fat.

    Her eyes are long and charming, but her mouth is very big, her lips very thick.

    Although her skin is very white, it’s also very coarse, and covered with much body hair.

    She can’t be considered a beautiful woman, but she does have quite a bit of magnetism in her look.

    Hunchback Sun turned around and stared at her.

    She also stared at Hunchback Sun. From her expression, Hunchback Sun seemed like the most handsome, charming man alive, as if he’s her lover.

    But when her eyes turned towards Sun XiaoHong, they instantly became icy.

    She hates all women very much.

    Hunchback Sun coughed twice before asking, “Blue Scorpion?”

    Blue Scorpion laughed.

    When she laughs, her eyes become even thinner, longer, as if a long thread.

    She said with a smile, “You really are a knowledgeable person. I like knowledgeable people.”

    Hunchback Sun kept a surly face, and did not respond.

    He doesn’t like to go against a woman, because he doesn’t know how to go against a woman.

    Blue Scorpion said, “I’m quite knowledgeable too. I also know who you are.”

    Hunchback Sun said in a thunderous voice, “If you know, then why are you still here?”

    Blue Scorpion sighed lightly, said, “I don’t really want to face you two, but I must take this drunkard with me.”

    She sighed again, and then said in a gentle manner, “Maybe you don’t know, but it’s incredibly difficult to find a man that can satisfy me. But now that I have found one, this drunkard killed him.”

    Sun XiaoHong couldn’t help cutting in, “But he did not kill Yi Ku.”

    Blue Scorpion said, “It doesn’t matter. I’m going to assume that he was the killer.”

    Sung XiaoHong said, “No matter how you like to assume, you still can’t take him away.”

    Blue Scorpion sighed, and then said, “I know you won’t let me take him away easily, but I also don’t want to fight you. So how should we settle this?”

    She suddenly waved her hand towards her back, and said lightly, “Come here.”

    Hunchback Sun saw another shadow appear from the back.

    This person is very bulky. When Blue Scorpion waved her hand, he walked in.

    Only to see his clothing very neat, his bright mustache very nicely trimmed. On his waist is a gorgeous nine-ringed saber.

    Blue Scorpion said, “Do you know who he is?”

    Hunchback Sun did not respond, but Sun XiaoHong said, “I recognize him.”

    Blue Scorpion asked, “You really know who he is?”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “His name is Chu XianYu. His nickname is Live Overlord.

    Blue Scorpion looked at this Live Overlord and said, “Looks like you’re pretty famous. Even a little girl knows you.”

    A smug expression appeared on Live Overlord’s face.

    Sun XiaoHong said, “I know just about all the famous people in the martial world, but I just can’t figure out what’s he doing with you.”

    Blue Scorpion said with a smile, “He seduced me on the way here.”

    Sun XiaoHong smiled, and then said, “Was he the one who seduced you? Or the other way around?”

    Blue Scorpion said, “Of course it’s he who seduced me. Although you know that he’s famous, and that his kung fu is very good, but you don’t realize that his ability to seduce woman is also amazing.”

    Hunchback Sun is already getting restless. So he asked, “Why did you bring him here?”

    Blue Scorpion said, “Chu XiangYu really is quite a skillful fighter. When he uses his ‘Eighty-one Hand Continuous Ringed-Saber’, most people can’t even get close to him.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “Humph.”

    Blue Scorpion said, “But if I were to say that I can kill him in one move, would you believe me?”

    Chu XianYu, who had stood proudly all this time, said in shock, “What did you say?”

    Blue Scorpion said in a comforting voice, “Nothing important. Just that I want to take your life.”

    Chu XiangYu’s face turned pale. After hesitating for a moment, he said, “You’re kidding.”

    Blue Scorpion sighed again, and then said, “Just because we spent a night together, you don’t believe that I would kill you, right?”

    Chu XiangYu said, “How could I not know? Where I live, there are many scorpions.”

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    Blue Scorpion asked, “Then do you know that female scorpions have a peculiar habit?”

    Chu XiangYu said while forcing a smile, “But you’re not a scorpion.”

    Blue Scorpion said, “Who said I’m not a scorpion? I’m obviously one. You didn’t know that?”

    Chu XiangYu immediately jumped back, with a loud ‘Ping’ sound, knocked over the table behind him. His balancing ability is quite good, allowing him to keep his footing.

    He pulled out his Nine-ringed Saber.

    He’s very experienced in the martial world, so he knows who Blue Scorpion is. However, he couldn’t believe that a woman so easily seduced could possibly be the famous Blue Scorpion.

    Blue Scorpion said in a comforting voice, “Here’s some advice. The next time you try to seduce a woman, first check out her background. Unfortunately…”

    She sighed again, and as she walked towards Chu XiangYu, said, “Unfortunately there is no next time.”

    Chu XiangYu yelled, “Halt! If you take another step forward, I’ll kill you.”

    Blue Scorpion said, “Fine. Then kill me. I’m really looking forward to dying in your hands.”

    Chu XiangYu let out a loud scream, the Nine-ringed Saber swept forward.

    The saber’s wind roared like a tiger, its sweep carried an immense energy.

    But this was his only move.

    Only to see a blue sparkle, a dense jade freezing light, flash across. Chu XiangYu fell down. Even his last scream was cut off in the middle.

    There were no wounds on his body, only two small hole on his neck filled with blood, as if he were just bitten by a scorpion.

    Hunchback Sun and Sun XiaoHong simply sat there watching the event unfold. Neither bothered to interfere, probably because they don’t really want to interfere. Anyone who would seduce just any woman on the road can’t possibly a good person.

    Blue Scorpion kept on looking at Chu XiangYu’s body.

    She stared at it for a long time, as if admiring her own work.

    Then, she laughed.

    As she laughed she said, “I told you I only needed one move. You believe me now, right?”

    Neither Hunchback Sun nor Sun XiaoHong spoke.

    Blue Scorpion continued, “My kung fu is pretty decent, right?”

    Again, no response.

    Blue Scorpion added, “Yi Ku’s Green Devil Hand is ranked ninth on the Book of Weapons. But should Bai XiaoSheng included me on the list, he’d fall back to at least number ten.”

    This is true, for she attacks even faster, deadlier, than Yi Ku!

    Blue Scorpion looked at Hunchback Sun, and then said, “My kung fu should certainly be enough to take this drunkard with me, right?”

    Hunchback Sun answered coldly, “NO!”

    Blue Scorpion sighed before asking, “Then what does it take to leave with this drunk? You want me to sleep with you?”

    Hunchback Sun roared loudly, both of his hands shot out.

    His right hand attacked in the shape of a claw, while his left hand in a fist. Left fist filled with thunderous power. The claw appears as hooks, filled with thousands of variations. Although barehanded, his power is more than ten times as powerful as Chu XiangYu’s saber.

    Blue Scorpion twisted her waist, and suddenly disappeared.

    While Hunchback Sun attacked, she quickly got behind him.

    Thankfully, Hunchback Sun is a first-rate fighter. He quickly pulled back his hands, reabsorbing the power of his fist and claws.

    One of the hardest things to do while fighting is to retract one’s attack. Due to the speed and power of each attack, it’s difficult to stop in the middle.

    Yet Hunchback Sun did this without any problem.

    Had it been anyone else, he would be forced to back up a few steps, right into Blue Scorpion’s hands.

    But thankfully, Hunchback Sun is a hunchback. So when he pulled back his power, it simply all went back to his hump.

    He shrunk his shoulder, and began to rush backwards towards Blue Scorpion with his hump.

    This is one of his more famous moves. He has practiced enough so that his hump is hard as steel. This rush carried incredible amount of strength.

    Blue Scorpion obviously knows this move. She twisted her waist; her long robe danced in the air, and quickly flew back to the front of Hunchback Sun. Then she said, “Not only are you knowledgeable, but your kung fu is also amazing. If you just say the word, I’ll follow you everywhere.”

    Hunchback Sun yelled, “Why don’t you go to hell.”

    Blue Scorpion smiled innocently and said, “Even if I die, I’ll have to die on the bed!”

    In front of a woman like her, after seeing her smile, one would have a hard time using all his force.

    But while her opponents might not fight with full force, she does not do the same. That’s why in the past ten years, so many men died in her hands.

    Unfortunately, her opponent today is Hunchback Sun. Hunchback Sun has absolutely no interest in woman.

    With another roar, Hunchback Sun’s iron claws shot out again.

    Blue Scorpion twirled her sleeves, backed up a few steps, and then said, “Wait a moment.”

    Hunchback Sun pulled back his attack and asked, “What are you waiting for?”

    Blue Scorpion said, “Since we’re going to fight. You should at least see my weapon first.”

    Before she finished her sentence, a thin, blue shred of cold light came out of her sleeve, streaking toward Hunchback Sun.

    Hunchback Sun raised his hand, attempting to grab the blue light.

    He always liked to finish his fights quickly. So even though he realized the power of Blue Scorpion’s weapon, he still tried to grab it. Hunchback Sun felt confident that his forty years of Eagle Claw training could overpower her weapon. Then he can defeat her in one blow!

    But, he might be too confident.

    Sun XiaoHong stood there silently; her eyes never left Blue Scorpion’s sleaves.

    Her eyes are very sharp.

    When that streak of blue light came out, she realized what it was.

    She has never seen such a strange weapon before.

    It looks like an immense scorpion tail, long, curved, seemingly soft but quite hard, yet easy to twist.

    Obviously, Sun XiaoHong’s very confident in her uncle’s Eagle Claws. But she knew that should his hands touch this weapon, he would be eaten by this man-eating scorpion.

    But due to the speed of Blue Scorpion’s attack, Sun XiaoHong realized that she couldn’t possibly interfere in time. She just couldn’t believe that her uncle would be so rash in trying to take on the weapon directly.

    But she didn’t realize that after fourteen years of wiping tables, Hunchback Sun had long been itching to get into a fight. So now that he has a chance, Hunchback Sun obviously could not hold back. He wanted a swift victory.

    She cried out.

    But this hand moved faster than her voice. Just as she yelled, this hand had already grabbed Blue Scorpion’s hand.

    After hearing a tinkering sound, the blue light dropped to the ground.

    As the blue light dropped to the ground, Blue Scorpion backed off a few steps. She retreated way too fast and lost her balance, hitting the wall behind her awkwardly.

    Then the room became silent, as if it’s a graveyard.

    Everyone just stood there.

    Everyone looked at this hand. Blue Scorpion’s eyes were not only filled with incredible shock, but also of extreme pain!

    Her wrist broke!

    She pulled back her hand slowly.

    At this time, a person stood up leisurely. He’s none other than the already drunk Li XunHuan!

    Happy and astonished, Sun XiaoHong said, “So you weren’t drunk after all.”

    Li XunHuan chuckled and said, “I know that I’m feeling down, and that my body’s incredibly tired. But I’ve always had an incredible capacity for wine.”

    Sun XiaoHong stared at him. Many emotions intertwined within her. Even she doesn’t know what they are. Perhaps shock? Or happiness? Or admiration? Or maybe it’s regret.

    She could not make Li XunHuan drunk after all.

    Blue Scorpion only looked at Li XunHuan with terror in her eyes.

    Because a dagger appeared in Li XunHuan’s hand.

    Little Li’s Flying Dagger!

    The dagger is the most fearsome when it’s still in Li XunHuan’s hand. Because after it leaves his hand, his enemy would no longer be scared.

    A dead person would not fear anything.

    The only sounds left in the room are everyone’s breaths.

    End of Chapter 35

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    Meh is back. Thank you for the translation, Meh. <IMG SRC="smilies/bow.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bow.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bow.gif" border="0">
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    Yippie!!!!!!!!
    Welcome back Dagger Li,
    Thanks for bringing him back Meh!
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    Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
    Our fatal shadows that walk by us still."

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    Another reader here to show his appreciation...Thanks for translating! Oh yeah, Welcome Back!
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    Cool

    If Hunchback Sun died, I would be very sad. Sometimes, GL killed off so many good characters.

    Li was the most interesting character in GL's cannon so far. Unlike the dashing Chu Liu Xiang or the proud 3rd Master Xia, one minute he seemed to be the broken man, yet the next, he made the reader thought that he were god by his amazing skill. He is so unpreditable.

    I am already in love with him. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

    One question though: it seemed that he had only one dagger on hand but never seemed to run out of it. He had supply in his pocket but kept rule of using one dagger at one fight or what? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Li was the most interesting character in GL's cannon so far. Unlike the dashing Chu Liu Xiang or the proud 3rd Master Xia, one minute he seemed to be the broken man, yet the next, he made the reader thought that he were god by his amazing skill. He is so unpreditable. </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I too feel that Li Xun Huan is an interesting person. On one hand, his dagger makes him pretty much invincible. Yet his health is so poor he coughs all the time. He's very determined, and would give his life for what he feels is right, but he's very weak when it comes to emotions. Basically, he's a paradox.

    Also, Gu Long once mentioned that Li XunHuan is one of his three most favorite characters. One can certainly see how LXH does resemble Gu Long in many ways.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">One question though: it seemed that he had only one dagger on hand but never seemed to run out of it. He had supply in his pocket but kept rule of using one dagger at one fight or what? </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    It is pointed out that he only carries one dagger at a time. However, there are many instances where he should've had more than one dagger for the story to make sense. It's just easier to pretend that he'll always have a dagger at any given time. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

    A question to TigerWong: I found a website with a list of the ranked fighters on the Book of Weapons. It said that the fighter ranked 6th is not known. Do you know where that person's mentioned?

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    Also, here are the top fighters we've seen so far. Just want to mention them for fun.

    Ranked Fighters

    2. ShangGuan JinHong(Unknown so far)
    3. Li XunHuan(Flying Dagger)
    4. Guo SongYang(Solar Apex Iron Sword)
    7. XiMen Rou(Snake Whip)
    8. ZhuGe Gang(Golden Steel Crutch)
    9. Yi Ku(Green Devil Hand)

    Unranked Fighters

    Ah Fei(Scrap Metal Sword <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">) - He would rank higher Yi Ku, who he killed.

    Blue Scorpion - Again, higher than Yi Ku.

    Shaolin Abbot and other Shaolin Reverends - They can't be higher than 5, since all of them were certain that they're no match for XLFD. Of course, none use weapons.

    Hunchback Sun - He'd probably be in the 10s if he had a weapon.

    I think that's basically it as far as elite fighters are concerned. No other fighters really are worth mentioning.

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    when he fought Guo Songyang, he threw the dagger at his sword 'n that was it...

    if he had more daggers with him, why should he end the fight after the first one?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Originally posted by tungfuurue:
    <STRONG>when he fought Guo Songyang, he threw the dagger at his sword 'n that was it...

    if he had more daggers with him, why should he end the fight after the first one?</STRONG></font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I think the fight ended because Guo Songyang realized that LXH could of killed him but chose not to. Since Guo Songyang only wants a good challenge, he knew he already lost and admitted defeat.

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    There was a part earlier in the book where Li XunHuan said something like "While my first dagger is deadly, my second one is nothing to worry about." Throughout the book, it gives the impression that he only has one single dagger at any given time. But it's not something that anyone should be picky about. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

    This following chapter's pretty short.

    Chapter 36: Strange Emotions

    Sweat poured off of Blue Scorpion head.

    She continuously shivered while she yelled, “Why haven’t you released your dagger yet? Why don’t you just kill me?”

    Li XunHuan said, “Since you’re willing to seek revenge for Yi Ku, it’s obvious that you really love him. Now that he’s dead, you must be in a great deal of pain…”

    He looked at the dagger in his hand, then said gently, “I understand this pain you feel. I truly understand… I just want you to know that this pain will not lessen as you kill people. No matter how many people you kill, the pain will still be with you.”

    With a flash, the dagger shot out.

    It landed on the wall by the side of the Blue Scorpion.

    Li XunHuan said, “You can go now.”

    Blue Scorpion froze.

    After a long time, she finally asked, “In that case, how can I lessen this pain?”

    Li XunHuan sighed, and then said, “I don’t know the answer. Perhaps… perhaps if you can find someone to replace him, it will help. I really hope you can find that person.”

    Blue Scorpion stared at him. Tears came down her eyes.

    Sun XiaoHong also stared at Li XunHuan.

    She had never met a man like him. She never imagined that there could be someone like him. She gazed at his body, trying to see through his heart.

    Blue Scorpion left. She left with tears.

    Li XunHuan pondered for a while before smiling. He said, “You must be wondering why I didn’t kill her.”

    Sun XiaoHong did not respond.

    Hunchback Sun kept staring at that strange weapon on the ground. He also remained silent.

    Li XunHuan said, “I feel that if someone can shed tears, then that person should not die.”

    Sun XiaoHong suddenly smiled. She said, “I know you don’t like to kill people. So I was hardly surprised to see you let her go. What I want to know is, since you weren’t drunk, why did you pretend to be?”

    Li XunHuan said, “You’re also a drinking expert. So you must know that pretending to be drunk is much better than really being drunk. If I were really drunk, not only would it be not fun, the hangover next morning would also be awful.”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “That makes a lot of sense.”

    Li XunHuan said, “But anyone who drinks is bound to get drunk. So if you want to see me drunk, there will be many more chances in the future.”

    Sun XiaoHong sighed, and then said, “But I know that because I missed this chance, I’ll never be able to get you drunk again.”

    Li XunHuan said, “Actually, I…”

    Before he finished talking, he saw Hunchback Sun walked to the back of the counter, and began to pour a large jar of wine down his throat.

    He chugged down nearly the whole jar before Sun XiaoHong could take it from his hand. She stumped her foot and said, “He’d rather pretend to be drunk so he won’t get drunk. Why are you purposely trying to get yourself drunk?”

    Hunchback Sun stuttered, “Being drunk will solve a thousand worries. It really is better… better to be drunk.”

    Sun XiaoHong asked, “Why?”

    Hunchback Sun yelled, “You want to know why? I’ll tell you. Because I don’t want to owe someone a favor. I’d rather have someone stab me than helping me out.”

    He then slumped back to the chair, and said with his hands on his face, “Li XunHuan, oh Li XunHuan. Why did you save me? Do you realize that my life had been saved once already? Do you know why I have been living here all these years?”

    Li XunHuan wanted to ask him, “Who saved you?”

    “Why did you agree to guard here for fifteen years?”

    “What are you guarding?”

    But Hunchback Sun’s voice became softer and softer. Is he drunk? Or is he simply asleep.

    Li XunHuan looked at Sun XiaoHong. He wanted to ask her these same questions. But once he saw those lively big, bright, dark eyes, he instantly gave up on the idea.

    He knew that it’s impossible to get any information from a girl like her.

    Li XunHuan could only take a deep breath, and then said, “Your uncle really is a true gentleman.”

    Sun XiaoHong looked at him through the corner of her eyes, and said with a smile, “You mean only a true gentleman would get drunk this fast?”

    Li XunHuan said, “What I mean is, only a true gentleman would keep his words no matter what. Only a true gentleman would never want to accept a favor, to sacrifice himself for the sake of others.”

    Sun XiaoHong rolled her eyes. She said, “So that’s why you also have to stay here to protect someone, right?”

    Li XunHuan did not respond.

    Sun XiaoHong said, “No matter what, you won’t leave, right?”

    Li XunHuan still did not respond.

    Sun XiaoHong said, “Do you still care for Ah Fei? Do you want to see him? Isn’t he your friend?”

    Li XunHuan remained silent for a long time, before responding, “At least he can take care of himself.”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “I have often heard that while Lin XianEr looks like an angel, her specialty is to take men down to hell.”

    She then said slowly, “Are you certain she won’t take your friend down to hell?”

    Li XunHuan shut his mouth again.

    Sun XiaoHong sighed. She then said, “I also realize that you won’t leave. For her, you can forget everything else. Everything!”

    Her eyes then became filled with so much tender and gentleness, looking at Li XunHuan. Sun XiaoHong said, “But why can’t you find someone to replace her?”

    Li XunHuan’s body shook, and began to cough again.

    Sun XiaoHong said, “I won’t force you to leave if you don’t want to. But you should at least go see my grandpa.”

    Li XunHuan asked in between his coughs, “Where… where is he?”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “He’s at the long pavilion outside the town.”

    Li XunHuan asked, “Why there?”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “Because ShangGuan JinHong will pass there.”

    Li XunHuan said, “But even if ShangGuan JinHong is bound to pass there, your grandpa might not get to see him.”

    Sun XiaoHon said, “Ah, but he will, because ShangGuan JinHong never rides in a carriage or on a horse. He often says that humans have legs so they can walk.”

    Li XunHuan chuckled, said, “You sure know a lot.”

    Sun XiaoHong returned a smile, and then said, “I sure do.”

    Li XunHuan said, “Not only do you know that ShangGuan JinHong will come here, you even know which route he’s going to take. Not only do you know that Lin XianEr wrote that letter, you even know where she’s hiding…”

    He looked intently into her eyes, and asked, “Why do you know all these things?”

    Sun XiaoHong bit her lips, and responded with a smile, “I have my way. But I just won’t tell you!”


    The night is dark.

    Sun XiaoHong’s steps are light and quick, as if she’s never tired. She seemed to be interested in just about everything.

    She really is fully of life.

    She’s still very young.

    Li XunHuan felt like a totally opposite person standing besides her.

    He admire her, maybe even a bit jealous of her. When he realized this, he felt shocked.

    “Am I really that old?”

    He knows that only an old person would be jealous of youth.

    He said with a smile, “If I were ten years younger, I would certainly not walk so close to you.”

    Sun XiaoHong asked, “Why?”

    Li XunHuan said, “Everyone says that I’m a playboy. If I were next to a girl like you, others might get the wrong idea.”

    He chuckled before continuing, “Thankfully, I’m already an old man. So if someone sees us together, they would think that we’re father and daughter.”

    Sun XiaoHong said loudly, “My father? You really think you’re that old?”

    Li XunHuan said, “Of course.”

    Sun XiaoHong suddenly began to laugh out loud.

    Li XunHuan asked, “Why are you laughing?”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “I’m laughing at you!”

    Li XunHuan asked, “Why?”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “Because I know you’re afraid of me.”

    Li XunHuan said, “What? Afraid of you?”

    Sun XiaoHong’s eyes shined as bright as the stars in the sky.

    She laughed innocently and said, “You only said those words because you’re afraid of me. You’re afraid that you might… to me… That’s why you tell me that you’re an old man.”

    Li XunHuan could only laugh bitterly.

    Sun XiaoHong said, “Actually, if you’re really an old man, then I’d be an old woman.”

    She suddenly stopped walking, and said to Li XunHuan in a gentle tone, “Only when a man thinks that he’s old does he actually become old. My grandpa never admitted to being old. And you’re not old either. So please don’t ever such a thing again, ok?”

    As Li XunHuan looked at this pair of eyes, he suddenly remembered Lin ShiYin of ten years ago.

    She was also just as youthful and energetic at that time.

    What about now?

    Li XunHuan sighed, and shied away from her gaze. Looking at the distant darkness, he said, “The long pavilion is in the front. Let’s hurry.”

    In the darkness of the night, a single candlelight lit up in the entire pavilion. One can vaguely make out a person’s shadow by the candle.

    Sun XiaoHong asked, “Did you see the candle?”

    Li XunHuan said, “Yes.”

    Sun XiaoHong said with a smile, “Do you know what that is? If you do, I’d be in awe of you if you know.”

    Li XunHuan said, “That’s your grandpa smoking a pipe.”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “Wow! You must be a genius.”

    Li XunHuan couldn’t help but chuckle. For some reason, he tends to smile a lot more in front of this girl, while coughing much less.

    Sun XiaoHong said, “I wonder if ShangGuan JinHong is here yet. Or if grandpa had already sent him away.”

    She got a bit worried, and added, “Let’s hurry up, so we can see…”

    Before she finished, Li XunHuan suddenly grabbed her hand.

    Sun XiaoHong’s heart started to beat faster, her face suddenly became red.

    She stole a peek at Li XunHuan’s face, only to see his face in a deeply serious manner. His eyes gazed into the distance.

    Two specks of lights appeared in the distance.

    Those are lantern lights.

    The lanterns are golden colored, held up by a long, thin bamboo stick.

    The lanterns look very secretive, and very scary.

    In a flash, Li XunHuan carried Sun XiaoHong with him to hide behind a nearby tree.

    Sun XiaoHong whispered, “Golden Money Clan?”

    Li XunHuan nodded.

    Sun XiaoHong said, “Looks like ShangGuan JinHong just got here. Could it be that they had some problems on the road?”

    Li XunHuan said, “Maybe it’s because he only has two legs, so he can’t walk very fast.”

    Following the two lanterns are two more lanterns.

    Two people appeared in between them.

    Both look very tall. Both wore bright yellow robes. The robe of the front person is very long, almost touching the ground, but it did not hinder his movement.

    The person in the back wore a very short robe, barely reaching his knees.

    The person in the front is empty-handed. It doesn’t look as if he’s carrying any weapons.

    The person in the back has a sword on his waist.

    Li XunHuan saw that the way he stashed his sword is similar to how Ah Fei does it, except Ah Fei puts his sword in the middle, the handle facing right.

    But this person’s sword is stashed on the right side of his waist, the handle towards his left.

    Can he be left-handed?

    Li XunHuan raised his eyebrows.

    He doesn’t like to fight against a left-handed swordsman. Because that person’s sword moves are the opposite of a normal person’s, making them harder to fight against.

    Besides, should this sword leave its sheath, it’s bound to be very fast!

    Li XunHuan knows this because of his years of experience in the martial world. He knows that this person will indeed be a formidable opponent!

    End of Chapter 36

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Originally posted by Meh:
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    A question to TigerWong: I found a website with a list of the ranked fighters on the Book of Weapons. It said that the fighter ranked 6th is not known. Do you know where that person's mentioned?</STRONG></font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>


    There was a site that ranked the Wind and Rain Twin Meteors at #6 (forget what type of weapons they were..), but I recall in several other books that they were mentioned to be around #34. It's odd though... I didn't even think the Book went that high.


    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1"><STRONG>There was a part earlier in the book where Li XunHuan said something like "While my first dagger is deadly, my second one is nothing to worry about."</STRONG></font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>


    That's because there is only one type of person in this world who has no worries.

    A dead one.

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    Is it Jin Wu Ming that's coming out?
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    I think they're probably at the same level as or one level below Ah Qing, which is about the level of a 2nd or 3rd generation Quan Zhen disciple.
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    well done, meh!!!! you did a great work!!! thank you so much <IMG SRC="smilies/kiss.gif" border="0">

    I like Sun Xiao Hong very much, she's so charming and intelligent. So.. the ending in the book is different from the film, hm intersting.
    I don't like the woman, Tien Hong, ended with Li Xin Huan (from the second part).
    Is the second part of the film from the book??

    Once again, thank you!!!! Duo xie, meh!

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    Oh wow you updated and they were very interesting chapters!!! I love Sun XiaoHong she is such an interesting character, I hope that Gu Long does not decide to kill her of!

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    Great job, Meh!
    Concerning the ranking of the book of arms:
    Also wasn't there a saying in Wulin like:"The Golden Circles are ruthless, the Flying Dagger is benevolent, the Iron Sword loves fame and the Jade Flute is lecherous."

    The strang thing is that in Eagles Flying in the Ninth Month Gu Long wrote that number 6 was Ximen Ruo.

    <font size="1">[ June 04, 2003: Message edited by: Athena ]</font>
    So huge, so hopeless, to conceive
    As these that twice befell
    Parting is all we know of heaven
    And all we need of hell.

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    Siryu, ccsakura: Sun XiaoHong is also one of my most favorite GL females, perhaps my most favorite. Of course, this isn't saying much since GL doesn't have nearly as many memorable female lead characters as JY.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">The strang thing is that in Eagles Flying in the Ninth Month Gu Long wrote that number 6 was Ximen Ruo. </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Really? I haven't read that book in a while. Although it wouldn't surprise me to see GL make that kind of a mistake.

    I'm still quite surprised that they left out #6. I know #10(Jade Flute of the Eastern Seas) was added in Eagle Flying in September. But I've never heard of #6. Perhaps in Tian Ya Ming Yue Dao?

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    To Tigerwong: The wind and rain twin meteors aren't those a pair of commet hammers.
    Also like you said the pair of commet hammers only ranked 30 something in the book of arms. I vaguely remember that an eunuch (well, a castrated man)used those wind and rain twin meteors. Didn't Shangguan madman instruct him too kill Lin Xianer?
    So huge, so hopeless, to conceive
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    Parting is all we know of heaven
    And all we need of hell.

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    Chapter 37: Old Man

    While Li XunHuan concentrated on the left-handed swordsman, Sun XiaoHong’s attention was on something else.

    These two people walked slowly, and their steps are big. At first glance, their movements seem fairly ordinary. But Sun XiaoHong couldn’t help but feel that something’s wrong.

    After a while, she realized what was wrong.

    Normally, two people who walk together would be in sync with each other.

    But these two people are different. As the first person’s foot touches the ground, the second person’s foot is in the air, right in the middle of his step.

    It’s as if all the feet belong to one person.

    The first person takes the first step, the second person takes the second step, the first person takes the third step, and the second person takes the fourth step, in total harmony.

    Sun XiaoHong has never seen two people walking like this before. She found it amusing.

    Li XunHuan, however, did not find it amusing.

    He felt scared.

    Their harmony in walking showed that their minds are also in harmony.

    Should they fight together, their moves would complement each other perfectly.

    ShangGuan JinHong by himself is already one of the best fighters in the world. He can’t imagine what would happen if Jin WuMing fought beside him.

    Li XunHuan’s heart sank.

    He can’t think of any way to find a weakness against the combined attack of these two people.

    He also doesn’t think that old man in the pavilion can send them away.

    The old man in the pavilion still kept smoking his pipe. The light from the pipe sometimes bright, sometimes dim.

    Suddenly, the light became incredibly bright, as bright as those lanterns.

    Li XunHuan never knew anyone could make such bright light using a pipe.

    ShangGuan JinHong also saw the light, because at this moment, he stopped.

    The light in the pavilion disappeared.

    After a long time, ShangGuan JinHong started to walk again, this time up to the pavilion, in front of that old man.

    No matter where he goes, Jin WuMing would always be by him.

    He’s like ShangGuan JinHong’s shadow.

    The lanterns also made their way up the pavilion, surrounding the place with light.

    ShangGuan JinHong did not speak. He kept his head low, as if he didn’t want anyone to see his face.

    But his eyes constantly gazed at the old man’s hand, watching its every movement.

    The old man took out some more opium, and put them into his pipe. Then he took out a flint and tinder.

    His movement was quite slow, but very steady.

    ShangGuan JinHong suddenly walked up to the old man, and picked up the paper match on the stone table.

    He examined the match closely, before putting it close to the flint and tinder.

    The match lit up with fire.

    ShangGuan JinHong put the match into the pipe.

    Although Li XunHuan and Sun XiaoHong hid far from the pavilion, they saw each movement clearly.

    Li XunHuan asked, “Should we go over there?”

    Sun XiaoHong shook her head, said, “No need. My grandpa would find a way to get rid of them.”

    She sounded very sure of herself, but Li XunHuan felt her hand turning very cold, as if she’s sweating cold sweat.

    He obviously knows why she’s so worried.

    The pipe is not long. ShangGuan JinHong could’ve taken this opportunity to seal any pressure point on the old man’s body.

    But he did not do so. Is he waiting for an opening?

    The old man tried to smoke his pipe.

    But for some reason, perhaps the tobacco too moist, or it was stuck too tightly, the pipe never did light up. The paper match is nearly burnt.

    ShangGuan JinHong held the paper match with his thumb and index finger, his other three fingers curved behind them.

    The old man’s ring finger is only several inches away from ShangGuan JinHong’s wrist.

    The fire burnt ShangGuan JinHong’s hand.

    ShangGuan JinHong did not seem to notice this.

    At this moment, ‘poof’ the pipe lit up.

    Then it seemed as if ShangGuan JinHong’s three free fingers moved a bit, and so did the old man’s little finger and ring finger. All the movements are very quick and very light.

    Then ShangGuan JinHong backed away.

    The old man began to smoke his pipe again.

    During this whole time, neither person even looked at the other one.

    At this moment, Li XunHuan breathed a sigh of relief.

    From the eyes of a normal person, it was simply a process of lighting up a pipe, but Li XunHuan realized that it was an amazing battle!

    ShangGuan JinHong kept on waiting for his chance. Waiting for the old man to drop his guard, waiting for an opening to strike.

    But he never got that chance.

    Finally, he couldn’t resist, he attacked with his three free fingers.

    But it was quickly parried by the old man’s ring and little fingers.

    This is the type of battle only Li XunHuan can appreciate, since it incorporates the highest level of martial artistry.

    Hidden behind those simple finger movements were thousands of variations.

    Now, the danger has finally passed.

    ShangGuan JinHong backed off three steps, returning to his previous position.

    The old man smiled, and then said, “You’re here?”

    ShangGuan JinHong said, “Yes.”

    The old man said, “You’re late!”

    ShangGuan JinHong said, “Since you’re here, does this mean that you knew I was going to take this route?”

    The old man said, “I was just hoping that you won’t come.”

    ShangGuan JinHong asked, “Why?”

    The old man said, “Because even if you come, you still have to leave immediately.”

    ShangGuan JinHong took a deep breath, and then said, “What if I don’t want to?”

    The old man said calmly, “I know you’ll leave.”

    ShangGuan JinHong tightened his hand.

    Air of murder filled the pavilion.

    The old man smoked the pipe yet again, then blew out the smoke.

    The smoke came out in a straight line.

    Then, in the middle of the air, it changed direction, and flew towards ShangGuan JinHong’s face.

    ShangGuan JinHong looked very shocked.

    At this moment, the cloud of smoke dissipated.

    ShangGuan JinHong bowed, and said, “Amazing.”

    The old man said, “You’re too kind.”

    ShangGuan JinHong said, “It’s been twenty-seven years since our last meeting. After today, I wonder when we’ll meet again.”

    The old man said, “There’s really no need for us to ever meet again.”

    ShangGuan JinHong thought for a moment, and wanted to say something. But he stayed silent.

    The old man went back to smoking his pipe.

    ShangGuan JinHong turned around, and left.

    Jin WuMing followed him like a shadow.

    Li XunHuan kept staring at the pavilion, thinking about something.

    Right before ShangGuan JinHong left, he took a peek at where Li XunHuan was hiding. This was the first time Li XunHuan had ever seen ShangGuan JinHong’s eyes.

    From his eyes, Li XunHuan can conclude that ShangGuan JinHong’s inner power is even better than the legend says!

    But even worse are Jin WuMing’s eyes.

    Anyone who saw those eyes would feel disturbed, perhaps even find them disgusting.

    Because that is not a pair of human eyes, nor a pair of animal eyes.

    It’s a pair of dead eyes!

    It lacked emotions, life.

    Sun XiaoHong did not notice any of this, because she was looking at Li XunHuan.

    This was the first time she took a close look at Li XunHuan.

    Even in the dark, she could see the contours on his face clearly, especially his eyes and nose.

    His eyes are big and bright, filled with intelligence. His gaze carried some weariness, some disdain, but also a great deal of compassion.

    His nose was tall and straight, like his mind, very righteous.

    There are some wrinkles by the corner of his eyes, making him seem mature, charming, and gives off a sense of security. As if he’s someone you can trust your life with.

    He is exactly the type of man young women dream about at night.

    Neither person noticed that old man coming towards them, smiling with satisfaction.

    He looked at them for a long time, before asking, “Would you mind chatting with an old man?”

    The moon has risen.

    The old man and Li XunHuan walked in the front, with Sun XiaoHong behind them.

    She did not speak, but her heart wanted to just scream with joy, because all she had to do is look ahead to see the man she admire the most, and the man she adores.

    She’s simply elated.

    The old man said, “I’ve heard of you for a long time. I’ve long wanted to invite you for a drink. And now that we have met, I find that chatting with you great.”

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    Li XunHuan smiled. As did Sun XiaoHong, who said, “But all he said was hello.”

    The old man said, “That’s what makes him so great. He never asks any questions that he shouldn’t ask. Anyone else would’ve asked for my identity.”

    Li XunHuan said, “Maybe it’s because I already know your identity.”

    The old man said, “Really?”

    Li XunHuan said, “There aren’t many people in this world who can scare off ShangGuan JinHong.”

    The old man said, “If you think I scared off ShangGuan JinHong, you’d be wrong.”

    Before Li XunHuan could speak, he continued, “You probably have a good feel for ShangGuan JinHong’s ability, as well as that young man behind him. Should they combine forces, no one in the world can withstand more than three hundred moves from them, much less defeat them.”

    Li XunHuan’s eyes flashed, and then asked, “Not even you?”

    The old man said, “Not even me.”

    Li XunHuan said, “But they did leave.”

    The old man said, “Maybe it’s because they don’t want to kill me yet. Or perhaps they found you here, and weren’t sure if they can beat the two of us.

    Sun XiaoHong couldn’t help but cut in, “Even if they knew there was someone behind, the tree, how can they be sure that person was Li… Li Tan Hua?”

    The old man said, “Because should an elite fighter like Li TanHua feel enmity towards someone, his body would release air of murder.

    Sun XiaoHong asked, “Air of murder?”

    The old man said, “Correct. But only an expert like ShangGuan JinHong could feel such air.”

    Sun XiaoHong sighed, and said, “You’re being too mysterious. I don’t understand any of this.”

    The old man said, “Martial arts is a mysterious thing. Only a few people can understand.”

    Li XunHuan said, “No matter why they went away, I’m still grateful for your help.”

    The old man said with a smile, “I simply want people like you to live on, because there aren’t enough of people like you in this world.”

    Li XunHuan could only smile, staying silent.

    The old man said, “Although we just met, I know your temper well. So I won’t try to convince you to leave.”

    He looked at Li XunHuan deep in the eyes, and added, “But I do want you to realize one thing.”

    Li XunHuan said, “Please do instruct.”

    The old man said, “Lin ShiYin does not need your protection. You can only help her by leaving.”

    Li XunHuan fidgeted.

    The old man continued, “No one really wants to hurt Lin ShiYin. If they are trying to hurt her, it’s because of you, because you are protecting her. If you leave her, no one would have any reason to hurt her.”

    Li XunHuan felt as if someone had just smacked him with a whip, making him sore all over.

    The old man didn’t seem to notice his pain. He simply continued, “If you’re afraid that she may be too lonely, you don’t have to worry about that any longer. Long Xiao4Yun is back. You’ll only make things worse by staying.”

    Li XunHuan looked up into the dark sky, thought for a long time before sighing. He then said, “I was wrong, I was wrong, wrong again…”

    He bent over, because he could no longer stand up straight.

    Sun XiaoHong looked at him from the back, her heart full of pity, full of compassion.

    She knows that her grandpa is trying to stimulate him, making him painful. She also knows that this is helping him, but she just couldn’t bear to look at him like this.

    The old man said, “Long Xiao4Yun came back because he has finally found a person who can kill you.”

    Li XunHuan said, “Why does need someone like that? I still think of him as my friend.”

    The old man said, “But he doesn’t think like this. Do you know who he found?”

    Li XunHuan said, “Hu BuGui?”

    The old man said, “Correct, that crazy man indeed.”

    Sun XiaoHong cut in, “Is that crazy old man’s kung fu really that good?”

    The old man said, “There are two people in this world that I can’t accurately gauge their fighting skills.”

    Sun XiaoHong asked, “Which two?”

    The old man said, “One is Li Tan Hua, the other is Crazy Hu.”

    Li XunHuan said, “You’re being too kind, elder. My friend Ah Fei’s kung fu is just as good as mine. Plus there’s Jin WuMing…”

    The old man cut in, “But Ah Fei and Jin WuMing are in the same group, those that don’t know any martial arts.”

    Li XunHuan said in a stunned manner, “Did you just say that they don’t know martial arts?”

    The old man said, “Exactly. Not only that, they’re not even fit to talk about martial arts.

    They can only kill people. They only know how to kill people.”

    Li XunHuan said, “But Ah Fei is different from Jin WuMing.”

    The old man asked, “How so?”

    Li XunHuan said, “They might kill people in the same way, but certainly not for the same purpose.”

    The old man said, “Really?”

    Li XunHuan said, “Ah Fei only kills when he has to. Jin WuMing kills for the sake of killing.”

    Li XunHuan lowered his head, and added, “I…”

    The old man cut in, “If you want to see him, there’s still time. Otherwise, you might be too late!”

    Li XunHuan stood back up, and said, “In that case, I’ll go see him right now.”

    The old man said with a smile, “Do you know where he lives?”

    Li XunHuan said, “I do.”

    Sun XiaoHong suddenly walked to the front of Li XunHuan and said, “But you still might not be able to find the place. Maybe I should take you there.”

    Before Li XunHuan could respond, the old man said coldly to Sun XiaoHong, “You still have things to do. Besides, he doesn’t need your help.”

    Sun XiaoHong looked like she’s about to cry.

    Li XunHuan said, “Goodbye.”

    He wanted to say more, but he chose to only say this word.

    The old man held up his thumb, and said, “Great. Leave when you want to leave. That’s what true men do.”

    Li XunHuan really did leave immediately. He didn’t even look back.

    Sun XiaoHong watched him disappear, her eyes now red.

    The old man patted her on the back, and asked, “Are you feeling very sad right now?”

    Sun XiaoHong said, “No.”

    The old man chuckled. It’s a kind and gentle chuckle. He said, “Oh, foolish girl. You think your grandpa doesn’t know your heart?”

    Sun XiaoHong bit her lips, but finally couldn’t help asking, “If you knew, then why did you separate us?”

    The old man said, “You have to realize that it’s not easy to catch a man like Li XunHuan. If you want him, you must first get his heart. That’s not easy to do at all. You must take it slowly, or you run the risk of scaring him off.”

    Although Li XunHuan acted as if he left decisively, he still felt a twinge of pain in his heart.

    He doesn’t know when he’ll see Lin ShiYin again.

    It’s so painful to see her, and so painful to leave her.

    In the past ten years, he has only seen her three times. Each time he only caught a glimpse of her, sometimes he didn’t even converse with her. But there’s a thread attached to his heart, a thread forever in the hands on Lin ShiYin. If he could just see her, just even knowing that she’s near, he would be satisfied.

    End of Chapter 37

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