Chapter 121—The Mind of Ye Lie
“Hmm?” Tan Tai Ye Lie turned around with a bright smile. The smile was just as brilliant when she first met him, her brows wrinkled, “ You are a strange man.”
“ Me? Stranged?” Tan Tai Ye Lie was lazily leaning his back at the door frame, replied, “ Xiao Shu think that I am strange?”
“Yeah.” Su Su nodded calmly, she did not need say it again, she said the how she felt inside her heart. “When I first saw you, I felt that you are definitely not an ordinary person. Then after a while I learned that you are Liao Yue’s General Tan Tai’s fourth son, although I’m surprise but it is not far from it. Later in order to get the white jade key, you knew perfectly well the risks but you still dragged me down with you to find the tomb of Mo Sang. I knew you are desperate, this must be your father’s given mission to you, I know you respected him so much and you don’t want him to be disappointed. But when we were in Mo State, I found out that you did not have that positive relationship that I had supposed, actually, you and the General Feng doesn’t have that kind of close father and son relationship because even when he was seriously injured, you left him and followed me back home.”
Seeing that Tan Tai Ye Lie wanted to speak, Su Su raised her index finger and motioned him to keep quiet. “Don’t tell me that it was because of your poisoning. Now, I could see that your ‘weigong’ was very much respected by my father and the Emperor, as long as you use that name with them, it will not be difficult for my Aunt to lend a hand to detoxify you. You actually do not need to be with me, I figured you have another motive, I guess it is not something malicious though, that is why I think you are complicated and a strange person.”
He was listening quietly to the analysis of Su Su. He wrapped his arms in front of his chest, not anxious at all to explain himself, just looking attentively at her with the smile in his mouth which became broader, “So, why do you think I followed you back home?”
Su Su glared at him and replied, “That I don’t know, I can’t see through you.”
“If I say…” Tan Tai Ye Lie suddenly stood up straight, swept out the previous sluggish appearance, the big tall body was standing straight, but she doesn’t know if his words were sincere or not, “How about if I say, I am following you because I like you?”
Su Su opened her eyes in surprise and asked,” You like me?”
Tan Tai Ye Lie thought that her reaction was very amusing, he chuckled and said, “Well, I like you.”
After his confession, Tan Tai Ye Lie was asked to give a reason why, he cannot help but felt funny inside. He laughed and said, “You are beautiful, lovely and clever. We are both from the family of generals, every time I see you, I’m drawn to you. I really want to be close to you, it’s no surprise because I like you.”
“You said you like me? Is it the kind of love between a man and a woman?”
Tan Tai Ye Lie was completely enjoying the conversation and have grown more interested in her. What he just said was still unclear? Looking at those black eyes with question, Su Su was looking closely. Tan Tai Ye Lie had a very confident smile and said, “ Yes, the love between a man and a woman.”
Su Su stared at him for a moment, lowered her head like she was thinking and feeling something. After along while, she raised her head and replied seriously, “ I can’t feel an attraction, there’s nothing there.”
Tan Tai Ye Lie’s eyebrows slightly raised, the arc of the mouth’s corner also raised. He stepped forward very close to her, bowed slowly and in a low endearing voice, “You mean you did not feel my sincerity or do not feel my love?”
Tan Tai Ye Lie was extremely close to her that their foreheads almost touched that she could even feel his shallow breaths on her face. The breathing and the scent of his body was different from Mo Yuan, but it was something that cannot be ignored either. Su Su put her hand on his chest and she felt the beating of his heart. The throbbing was powerful and even. After feeling it for some time she stepped back and drew back her hand, with a serious expression said,” I can’t feel it. That time when Mo Yuan said that he liked me, I felt it, but now you just said you liked me, I can’t feel anything.”
Tan Tai Ye Lie’s whole body was stunned, he couldn’t describe how he felt. This little girl even his love confession was compared to that of Mo Yuan’s confession? And that he actually lost? Above all, she told it to him casually, is she serious! His heart felt sour and bitter, angry but awkwardly it also felt funny inside, he never experienced feeling so much emotions at one time so he could only stand rigidly not knowing what to do next.
Su Su was dazed also. Tan Tai Ye Lie was the second man who confessed to like her as a man to a woman, so she unconsciously compared him to Mo Yuan’s confession. When Mo Yuan wrote the word’ I LIKE YOU’ in her palm, she felt that burning sensation from that hand, and that burning feeling made even her face felt hot, there was also unspeakable pleasure in her heart. When Ye Lie told her the same words, she couldn’t even feel anything in her heart.
The two were standing opposite each other, occupied with their own thoughts. In the end, Tan Tai Ye Lie was the first one to recover his composure to what just had occurred. After a string of deep breaths, he laughed, smiled and said, “It really seems that I have no chance, no hope.”
His admiration for Su Su was very special. She was sometimes very heroic, sometimes delicate and playful, sometimes sharp and astounding, sometimes silly and ridiculous. As he said before, staying with this woman made him feel very at peace and just wanted to be with her. This was something he haven’t felt in any other woman.
Tan Tai Ye Lie cannot bear the feeling of them will just end up as strangers, with a bright and shiny look in his eyes reluctantly asked Su Su in low voice, “Can we at least be friends?” He remembered also that when they were at Mo territory, she said that they are not enemies, but also not friends.
Miss Su was not very knowledgeable about emotional matters. He just confessed a moment ago, then in less than a quarter it transformed into a request to be friends, she didn’t considered it to be something odd, she grinned and said, “Okay, you answer a few questions first then I’m going to consider if I want to be friends or not be friends with you.”
Tan Tai Ye Lie looked at the bright and persistent eyes of Su Su, finally smiled back and said, “ Well, go ahead and ask.”
After thinking for a while, she asked, “The person who want you to get the white jade is not General Feng?”
Yes? Susie always felt that something was wrong, and thought about it. She continued to ask, ” “You mean, your desperation to seize the white jade key is not because of General Feng?”
Tan Tai Ye Lie squinted, glanced at her and nodded, laughed, “Yes.” She was sharp as ever…
Su Su felt that there was a bigger person behind him and if not his father then who. She continued probing, “The person behind you, the ultimate purpose is actually to seize the bagua disk and eventually to get what the Mo Clan claims to be a mysterious power?”
Tan Tai Ye Lie answered simply. Su Su saw the his eyes were also steady and it tells of his honesty. If his purpose was not to seize the bagua disk, and why they care so much about the Mo Clan’s matter? Suddenly a thought crossed her mind as her mouth also speaks it out, ” That bagua disk is related to the matter of Liao Yue’s Royal family?”
After a moment’s silence, he finally shook his head and replied, “ I can’t answer you for the time being.”
Su Su gave him an assuring smile and said, “Okay then, we can be friends.”
Tan Tai Ye Lie was stunned. He thought that he knew everything that one had to know about her. He was actually afraid that she would ignore him after this whole thing .Unexpectedly, she agreed. She was really different from an average woman, not normal at all, she had to do this kind of probing before agreeing.
Tan Tai Ye Lie was over thinking it, as a matter of fact, the mind of Su Su was quite simple, friends should get along with each other in good faith, it is not because you know everything, but the sincerity in words was the most important. If you can say it then willingly say, and if you can’t say then don’t, but one must not deceived or lie to one another. This is the kind of “sincerity “she wanted.
The two was standing at the door and they continued talking. Su Su was looking at the face of Tan Tai Ye Lie, it was not only pale but greenish. She thought of what her Aunt said earlier, she guessed that his current body condition was really bad. She sat down at the threshold and patted the space next to her and smiled, “Come and sit.”
This girl was totally unaffected by decorum. Tan Tai Ye Lie did not need argue, confidently ease his way down and sat beside her.
It was not the first time that Su Su sat on the door’s threshold. When she was a child, she often sat with her two sisters to enjoy the plum blossoms, but at this moment, she did not even know where are they and if they are okay.
Seeing that Su Su suddenly became quiet and sad, Tan Tai Ye Lie pretended to be excited and deliberately laughed, “In General’s Mansion, there is such a large training ground. It is the first time that I’ve seen someone build a training ground at their residence.”
Su Su raised her head and smiled, offered an explanation, “There are so many military members in Su family. It was built so it would be convenient for father and uncles to train the army regularly, always anticipating against a sudden attack at anytime, the army can drill and practice at any time.”
“Against a sudden attack at anytime? I am so wanted to try that.” After saying that, Tan Tai Ye Lie looked at her smiling.
Su Su chuckled, holding a helpless sidelong glance at Tan Tan Ye Lie, “ Do you want to compete with me?”
Tan Tai Ye Lie was leaning against the door frame, with smile in his eyes and looked of provocation, “Why not? I don’t know if Ms. Su would dare?”
“Challenging me into action?” Su Su shook her head, smiled and said, “You don’t need to be troubled so much, if you want to compete, Su Su will accompany you anytime?”
The two went on to talking about platoon formations, single fighting techniques, until they reach to discuss about the marine battle they fought against each other, the content of their chat were all speculations and both were talking excitedly.
Su Su’s excitement in talking was gaining a new height when she suddenly saw a shadow of a person, someone was standing behind her. When she quickly looked back, she saw Mo Yuan, and she was so happy to see him, happily said, “Mo Yuan, you are back.”
Mo Yuan nodded coldly and said to Tan Tai Ye Lie, “ The Madam called you inside.”
Tan Tai Ye Lie smiled at Su Su, got up and then went to the backyard.
Su Su signaled Mo Yuan to side down beside her. Mo Yuan looked down where she was sitting . He doesn’t want to sit where Tan Tai Ye Lie just sat, so… he did not sit down . Su Su looked confused, she couldn’t understand why he doesn’t want to sit beside her. Mo Yuan instead pulled Su Su out from the threshold lead her out of the courtyard.
The two were standing in the middle of the plum forest and Su Su couldn’t wait and anxiously asked, “What did Aunt say?”
Mo Yuan faintly said, “She can cure me.”
“Really?” Su Su looked at Mo Yuan with a look of suspicion. Now, he can be cured, what’s with the sour expression?
“You don’t seem to believe me now.” Mo Yuan’s voice sounds dull, but if you listen to it carefully there’s a tone of little annoyance.
It was a pity that inside the forest of plums was very windy and Mo Yuan has always been indifferent, Su Su did not notice the little annoyance of the Mo’s young master, “You, because you often doesn’t tell the truth!”
Mo Yuan frowned. “I never lied to you.”
Su Su glanced at him. “Yes, but you always only perfused me, answering off hand and avoiding the real answer to make light of the situation.” After having said that, Su Su remembered that this foolish man actually “leaped frog” until dawn. Just the thought of it made her heart ache. Before Mo Yuan could react, Su Su was already sitting down and reached for his thighs kneading it. She intends to massage his legs to alleviate the pain. When Su Su was punished severely in the past with frog jumps, she couldn’t move her legs afterwards because of pain and was confined to her bed for two days. Sister Chen’s kneading helped her legs relieved the pain.
When the warm hand touched his leg, Mo Yuan gasped, hurriedly reached down to pull her up. He held her hand firmly and secretly calmed his chaotic breathing. Su Su looked at him puzzled why Mo Yuan kept gasping for air, that was actually to dissipate his disorderly breathing.
“I promise you, I will tell you the truth in the future, and I will not hide anything.”
Su Su’s eyes brightened, “Promise!”
Mo Yuan did not say anything, just gave her a slight nod.
“Mo Yuan.” After she called his name, Su Su suddenly pounced into him and hugged his waist tightly. Mo Yuan was stunned, for the first time Su Su on her own accord hugged him. Mo Yuan looked and rubbed the head of the woman that buried herself on his bosom, cherished the feeling and let out questioning groan, “Hmm?”
Su Su looked up and smiled, “I love you!”
She could not feel the admiration of others, or that she does not have admiration for others, but for Mo Yuan, it was different, she was simply hugging him like this, her heart was already overwhelmed with pleasing sensation and excitement. She absolutely loved this person and liked him so much.
Mo Yuan was looking intently at the woman in his arms who was smiling like a flower that just bloomed. It was bright and beautiful smile, no inhibition, no embarrassment, just full of happiness and bliss. Mo Yuan unconsciously hugged her back tightly in his arms.
Suddenly a gust of cold wind shook the flower blossoms of the plum branches and some petals gently fell floating along the wind, fiercely chasing, inseparable and in surrender following the wind wherever it goes.