Zihui really brought me to the flower house. But…….I looked at the five store wooden house. On the balcony there were glamorous flowers filling the platform. I pointed at it and asked Zihui: “Is this the flower house which you talked about? Isn’t this where the people in town go for sacrifice?”
Zihui smiled: “This is also known locally as a flower house. A Xiang lady doesn’t want to go inside and take a look?”
“I want to hear Chu Kong’s words from his heart.”
“Why hurry, a Xiang lady? When Chu Kong go back to the inn and don’t see us, he’ll come looking for us. I asked the waiter to tell Chu Kong that we are here watching the stars.”
Zihui raised the jar of wine: “Before he gets here, let’s drink a few cups of wine, alright?”
I wondered: “How do you know that he’ll go back to the inn?”
Zihui winked at me and smiled playfully: “If I didn’t know that, wouldn’t it be a waste for Chu Kong to give me his heart?”
I was silent for a moment, and then my gaze fell on Zihui’s chest. I stared at it for a while. I took the jar of wine and said: “Everyone wants to live. I can understand what you were feeling at that time. Although pursuing something that happened in the past has no meaning; Chu Kong don’t say it and I also don’t bother to say it, but Zihui, you have to remember that this heart is stolen from Chu Kong. You set a trap for us when I was stupid. I won’t allow that to happen a second time.”
Zihui was silent for a long time and then smiled: “You and Chu Kong are really a perfect match made from heaven. You know that what you just said, Chu Kong also has said it. Only this time, I really just want to repay without a second meaning.”
I hesitated. Zihui turned and jumped on the high balcony. I looked at the jar of wine in my hand and also jumped to the balcony.
“Let’s sit for a moment,” Zihui patted place beside him. I sat down and let my feet dangle outside. I unplugged the jar of wine and inhaled the scent of the wine. My spirit immediately lifted up.
“Good wine, where did you buy it?”
“This isn’t bought.”
Zihui looked up at the stars.
“Many years ago I’ve been to this small town. This wine is made personally by me. I wanted to take it out and drink it on the day I marry.”
My mouth just touched the opening of the jar. After I heard that, my throat suddenly felt like its choking. I bore with the pain and put down the jar of wine. I looked at Zihui and saw him laughing. He said: “Drink, I can’t get married anymore.”
I thought back to the female soul and asked: “Do you really not have a deceased wife? You don’t know a Luo?”
Zihui continued to smile: “In this life, I only loved one person, but that person even if I’ve given her my heart, I didn’t get that person. The day before we got married, she took my original heart and ran away.”
He narrowed his eyes and looked at the distant stars. He said seriously: “I didn’t marry, don’t have a wife and also don’t know a Luo.”
But that woman called a Luo knows Zihui.
Looking at his face, those words couldn’t come out of my mouth.
The sweet wine drifted into my nose. It’s a fresh and sweet taste; as if it traveled through time and space to tell me the longing of the person who made the wine.
I handed back the jar of wine to Zihui: “The first gulp of this wine that has been hidden for so many years must be from you. The flavor now must be different from the flavor then.”
Zihui hung his head. He laughed with a bitter meaning: “Don’t need to taste it, I already know.”
“Hehe, in the middle of the night, a man and a woman alone in front the flowers and under the moon, talking and singing together and also having the same thoughts. Very good, very good.”
From behind came a strange laugh. I turned and saw Chu Kong standing there. The crimson whip in his hand seemed violent.
Zihui turned and looked at Chu Kong once. Then he turned again, looked at me and said: “The wine has a surprise.”
After saying that, he grabbed my hand, he raised his hand and the jar shoved into my mouth. The sweet wine instantly went into my mouth……
A piercing pumping sound can be heard. Zihui barely escaped Chu Kong’s whip. He smiled with squinted eyes: “Stars, you two go see it. I want to go back and sleep.”
After saying that, he waved and disappeared in the night.
Because of the wine, I’m choking. I clutched my chest and coughed. After a moment I felt a warmth slid down from my throat to my stomach. Then it came back up and stunned my head……Wait, wait, what did Zihui say? The wine has a surprise? He prepared this wine for the day he marries. In that kind of scenery, what kind of wine should be drunk? Even with only my hairs, I know what kind of wine!
But this is used by the local people of this small town, ah! He also wants I and Chu Kong to be wild wild wild…….wild……together?!
Chu Kong didn’t know what I’ve drunken. He’s still blaming me: “You really forget fast. That lifetime, you fell into his trap, now you want to fell into his trap again, isn’t it? A little gift and a small favor can buy you. Very good, really well done!”
Sweats slowly began to form on my forehead. This situation is really bad, ah…….
Seeing that I didn’t speak for half a day, Chu Kong squatted down beside me: “You really……What’s the matter with you?”
His face was serious. His hand touched my forehead. In his eye, there’s a hidden anger.
“What tricks did that guy play again?!”
“There’s a drug in the wine.”
At first, I wanted to deceive Chu Kong and then run. But this mouth seemed like it lost control and those words blurted out. Even covering can’t be done.
Chu Kong picked the jar of wine. He asked himself: “What kind of drug?”
I stretched my hand and covered my mouth tightly, but my mouth doesn’t let it be controlled. The two words that I thought in my heart came out of my teeth and went into Chu Kong’s ears: “Spring…….drug……”
Chu Kong was startled. His body suddenly turned soft and he sat beside me. He looked coldly at me in silence. I covered my mouth and swallowed. I nervously waited for his response. I never thought that after he was silent for half a day, he’ll ask me: “Then……then what do we do?”