"Mmm, sure. Anyway, let's get out of here first and see." In the present situation, wherever she went was the same to her.
Hence, they went on their way immediately, making their way towards the Rock Forest Town.
Two days later. Rock Forest Town
Guan Xi Lin's torn and tattered clothes were still covered in blood, his considerably good looking face was heavily smudged with dirt and filth. Added to the fact that his arms were huge and muscular, he looked every inch just like a savage.
As for Feng Jiu, the white shirt she was wearing had turned to grey and her face was covered with the herbal juice. She was covered in filth and dirt, looking no different from a dirty beggar.
These two people walked into the Rock Forest Town and they had naturally elicited quite a number of stares filled with disdain where even the people who passed them would try their best to avoid them, afraid to come into any contact.
"The atmosphere within a town is so different!" Feng Jiu exclaimed as she drew in a deep breath, which only made her smell all the fragrant scents of the different kinds of food that fully permeated the air.
"Little Jiu, we will need to go have a change of clothes first. Or no matter the inns or any other places would never allow us in." Guan Xi Lin said, tugging at the tattered clothes hanging from his body.
"Mmm. Let's see if there are any shops selling ready made clothes nearby." She said as she looked around them. Her eyes fell onto a spot a distance away and she immediately pulled Guan Xi Lin to walk towards it. "Over there. There is one there."
"Wait wait wait wait." He dragged her to a stop in a hurry before asking softly: "Little Jiu, do we have money? Without money, how are we going to buy clothes?"
Hearing that, she rolled her eyes and said: "Why would I have no money? Don't worry, I have it." After saying that, she jiggled the little bag hanging at her hip and said: "Come on! Not to mention one suit, even ten suits would be no problem."
Hearing that she had money, Guan Xi Lin's mouth split into a smile and the two of them walked together to go into the clothing shop.
"Big Brother, you wear this one! This one suits you." She picked up a black long robe of a rather good quality and gave it to him to try it on.
"It'll do. That will be the one."
He had no objection to it and took the clothes to walk further in to try. After a short while, he came back out after changing and saw Feng Jiu picking out men clothes for herself which made him say: "Little Jiu, why are you choosing men's clothes? We are back in town and you don't need to dress as a man anymore. Wear a dress. Women should wear dresses that make them look prettier."
Because, back home with his family, all the ladies loved to wear dresses and every time they made a purchase, it was always more than ten of them. That made him think his younger sister should also wear a dress and not always make herself look just like a little beggar.
"Men's clothes are convenient."
As she answered, she was just about to hand the several suits she had picked out to the shopkeeper when she found herself being dragged over to the ladies department where he called out to the shopkeeper: "Come here. Get me this one, this one, and that one and give them to my little sister."
Watching him, Feng Jiu was torn between laughter and tears. But thinking on it a moment more, she gave in. They were now in a town and she doesn't need to be dressed in beggar clothes, so what's the harm in changing back to ladies' wear?
"Bring me those suits over there in red!" She suddenly said to the shopkeeper who was standing at the side.
"Of course, of course." The shopkeeper had not noticed that the little beggar was actually a girl but he still quickly brought over the red suits.
"Do you have face veils? Give me a few face veils in red." As she instructed the shopkeeper, she picked out a few more pieces for Guan Xi Lin before bringing out her silver and said: "Bill."
"Little Jiu, you are not going to change?"
She smiled and said: "You change into the new clothes. The clothes I have on are neither torn nor tattered but just filthy. We'll go find an inn later and I have a bath first before changing into them. Otherwise, I'll just feel uncomfortable with the new clothes on."
"That's true as well." Guan Xi Lin nodded and they set off looking for an inn.
"Little Jiu, you go ahead and take a bath. Your Big Brother will help you guard the door." Outside the rooms, Guan Xi Lin planted himself in front of her room's door, intending to stand as a door deity to guard for her.
Seeing the firm stance he had taken planting himself in front of her door, Feng Jiu could not help herself but laugh. "No need. This is an inn. I will just need to shut the door and there is no need for you to guard it. You go take a bath as well! I am already ravenous! We'll go get something to eat right after." As she spoke those words, she pushed Guan Xi Lin into the room next door.
Hearing Feng Jiu mention that she was hungry, Guan Xi Lin had no choice but to concede. "Alright, remember to shut the door and I will wait for you out here after I have finished my bath."
"Mmm." She agreed readily before she turned and went into her room, shut the door tight, before she stepped into the adjoining area where bath water had been prepared for her.
Maybe it was because it was his first time being someone's elder brother, Guan Xi Lin was highly protective of Feng Jiu. Especially after knowing that she was a girl, it became even more so. Hurrying through his bath and dressing up in a rush, he immediately stepped outside to stand guard outside the door of the room next to his, which drew quite a number of curious stares from other guests walking past.
The time Feng Jiu took to finish her bath was not that short a period, taking almost an hour before the room door opened from inside.
Guan Xi Lin heard the door open behind him, and when he turned to look inside, his eyes involuntarily opened up very wide, the shock in his eyes and the incredulity showing completely on his face.
"Lit..... Little Jiu?"
"Mmm." Feng Jiu replied, the corners of the lips under the red face veil slightly lifted as a smile bloomed on those lips.
Although her countenance had been destroyed, her body was still highly attractive. Her long and slender curves filling out the eye grabbing red dress extremely well, like the brilliant setting sun, so beautiful you cannot look straight into it.
The red veil that shrouded her face added an element of mystery that enabled her entire person to give out a mysterious feel, which made people yearn to steal a glance of the beauty hidden beneath, but was not able to see through the veil.
Decked out in a full suit of red, she was enchanting and mesmerizing, and at the same time wild and eye grabbing. Especially when her person was exuding the cold arrogance like a red peach blossom within the snow, unlike the coy and gentle demeanor of refined ladies, but with the air of noble honour, that a conqueror would be born with.
See the beauty in red before his eyes, Guan Xi Lin was speechless for a long while, only thinking the little sister he had was unbelievably beautiful.....
But seeing her soft luxurious hair draped on her back behind her, just loosely tied up with a red silk ribbon, with wisps hanging loosely down the sides of her face, which just added to the alluring and enchanting sight. The eyes that were showing above the veil were at that moment slightly narrowed smilingly, the brows exuding confidence and bluster.....
What he was seeing really made him find it impossible to link her up to the dirty and filthy little beggar he was used to seeing.
"Little Jiu. You are really beautiful. Even fairies are not as beautiful as you. Hee hee....."
His mouth split into a goofy grin and when the thought that such a beautiful girl was his sister, his heart suddenly filled up with pride.
"Let's go!" She said with a light laugh. Dressed in feminine clothes put her in a rather good mood as she moved to go downstairs.
He hurried to keep up and seemingly having thought of something, he turned his head to look around. As expected, he saw all the men downstairs all staring in shock and surprise at his little sister.
Seeing that, besides feeling the pride in his heart, he silently vowed in his heart that he would definitely find a way to get rid of those scars on Little Jiu's face.
It was until the two of them left the inn that the men inside suddenly regained their senses.
"So beautiful..... Who is that lady? When did such a mesmerizing beauty come to our town?"
Meanwhile, in a restaurant opposite the inn, standing by the window, Murong Yi Xuan saw the figure in red pass and his eyes suddenly became puzzled.
Why, did the back view of that person feel so familiar?