ISOL Chapter 45
Ran Fei Ze is leaving…
Ran Fei Ze wanted a simple carriage and Bai Yu Lang managed to find one for him.
The day before Ran Fei Ze left, He had sent Su Xiao Pei back to her house in the rain. He also sent a farewell gift, that he had specially prepared, a dagger and a set of scholar clothes.
Of course, the dagger was for self-defense, Su Xiao Pei held the dagger in her hands and felt that it was a little heavy for her.
Ran Fei Ze said, “It is indeed not fit for Miss, but there is no other choice, Miss would have to use it. When I have the chance, I will give Miss a more suitable gift.”
Su Xiao Pei felt her heart soften and nodded her head.
“Do not wear your constable clothing on a normal day, although there is a hat for you, you are very easily recognizable. It is more obvious for you since you have no hair.”
“I have hair.” She protested.
He did not acknowledge her and said, “Although, I do not want you to be hermit, there is no need for you to be a busybody.”
“I understand.” She nodded her head again. When he had planned to take her to wonder around, he didn’t worry this much. She went to her room to try on the clothes that he had gave her, and went back out for him to see.
He seriously looked and then nodded, “It’s suits you, it doesn’t look strange.”
Really? She touched her head and looked down, unfortunately there was no full-length mirror.
“You should dress like this more often. I didn’t let the shop tailor more clothes as I did not know if it would fit you. You should do two more sets. When you go out, remember to wear you hat, the weather is getting hotter and hotter.”
“Oh.” She touched her hat, it was soft, it was comfortable to wear as well. But is my short hair so terrible? After seeing it for long, I’ve gotten used to it. Well, if you think I am a nun then, I am a nun. I am not going to care anymore.
“Your hair has not grown.” He whispered, staring at her eyes.
Her heart jumped. Really? She was in this world for more than two months; did it really not grow? she did not pay attention to this at all.
Her round-eyed expression made Ran Fei Ze smiled, “I once wondered if you were a demon that transformed to a human, otherwise, why would you be so different to normal people. But after a while, I realized that if you were a demon, you would’ve transformed to be someone who is beautiful and young, but you were not.”
“Oi.” She stared at him, it is one thing to scold her a demon but why is he attacking her age? And also, she actually looks quite pretty, right? At least, in modern times, there were a lot of people who had a crush on her. she has this self-confidence that attracted people. It was just too bad her bad luck to look like this here.
He laughed, “Maybe Miss should change again.”
“I am not a demon.” She has no intention to correct the misconception that a demon must be transformed into a young a beautiful woman. Thinking about the demon king and the pig (Zhu Ba Jie) from Chinese folklore… she just said the main point, “I am not a demon.”
Ran Fei Ze laughed again, she is not an ordinary person, he is not afraid of people judgement, all he wants is to protect her.
“Can Miss remember?”
“I remember, I remember. I must wear a hat every day.”
“Miss can’t tell anyone that this set of clothing is given to you by me.”
“I know, I know. I, as an unmarried woman cannot attract trouble and ruin my reputation. I know.” Su Xiao Pei nods her head while speaking, he said that many times.
“Hm, it is good that you remember it.”
“Soldier can relax.” Su Xiao Pei smiled but felt pressured in her heart.
Ran Fei Ze stared at her for a long time before speaking, “What will Miss do once you have found the person you are looking for?”
Su Xiao Pei opened her mouth and said, “Going home.”. The words were easy to say but she felt a rush of sadness.
Ran Fei Ze nodded his head and wanted to say something, but he did not. Finally, he said, “If Miss have any problems, you can find Bai Yu Lang. I have already explained to him.
Su Xiao Pei knew this, Bai Yu Lang, this ‘self-proclaimed little brother’ has been staring at her every day. But this sentence of his is very good, therefore, she just nods her head.
“Where did Miss put her calligraphy set?”
Su Xiao Pei took out her calligraphy set for him, “Why do you want it?”
“When I’m travelling, I will walk pass some temple. I will be able to help Miss if I have some letters with me. The government will have no problem finding someone in the city but if they are in the temple or in the rural village, it will be harder for them.”
Su Xiao Pei was stunned, this makes sense and she knew that only Ran Fei Ze could’ve thought of it this way.
She sat down and wrote several more letters, which were handed over to Ran Fei Ze. The two of them stood face to face, not knowing what to say next.
“I will be leaving early tomorrow morning.”
“En.” Su Xiao Pei nodded. she thought she should say something thankful. If she didn’t meet him, she would not have been able to be where she is now. She should express her gratitude, but the words that come to her mind were lacking.
In the end, she said, “I went out today to but some gifts for Solider, but…” She didn’t buy anything, but even in the end, she had to trouble him to find her and save her again.
“It is no problem.” He laughed. “Miss’s thoughts, I received it.”
Su Xiao Pei followed him and smiled, somehow feeling a little shy and her face turned a little red.
The next day, early in the morning, Ran Fei Ze left.
Su Xiao Pei sent him off with a jar of wine and a roast chicken for him to eat on the road. Ran Fei Ze gave his gratitude and placed them beside his large backpack. Next, he turned around and smiled at her before getting up on the house and slowly left.
Bai Yu Lang shouted loudly, “Uncle Ran, have a safe journey!”
Su Xiao Pei looked at Ran Fei Ze’s back, feeling something stuck in her throat and her nose was suddenly blocked. Ran Fei Ze suddenly turned around and looked at her. she couldn’t control her emotions any longer and her tears rolled down her face.
Ran Fei Ze stopped and looked at her.
“Big…Big Sister.” Bai Yu Lang felt very embarrassed.
“Soldier, remember to take care of yourself.” Su Xiao Pei wiped away the tears and rushed Ran Fei Ze away.
Ran Fei Ze nods his head and replied, “Miss must also take care of herself.”
The two of them looked at each other for a moment before Ran Fei Ze finally turned around again and left. But this time, he quickly left without turning back.
The further away he left, the more tears Su Xiao Pei shed. Bai Yu Lang looked around with a scared expression, and whispered, “Big Sister, please stop crying.”
His way of speaking is so similar to Soldier, but why does it feel so annoying when Bai Yu Lang says it? Su Xiao Pei ignored him and went home in tears.
She closed the door and burst into tears.
After a while, Bai Yu Lang came over and knocked on the door shouting, “Big Sister, I have a few letters for you.”
Su Xiao Pei was surprised, how was there a letter for her? She only showed half of her face when she opened the door. Bai Yu Lang did not look at her, he lowered his head and stretched out his hands with the letters in them, he whispered, “Uncle Ran gave it to you.”
Ran Fei Ze?
Su Xiao Pei was surprised, Bai Yu Lang squinted and looked very dissatisfied. “Uncle Ran ordered me here, he told me that if Big Sister was crying after he left, I would pass Big Sister this letter.”
“Yeah.” Bai Yu Lang nodded.
“If Big Sister’s actions and speaking is not good, there is another letter. If Big Sister is in trouble, there is another one…”
“Give me all of them.” Su Xiao Pei interrupted him and asked for it directly.
But Bai Yu Lang did not do as she said, he frowned and only gave her the one in his hands. “Big sister cried, so I have to give this letter. It is improper to ask for a man’s present, privately accepting it improper. I will not give Big Sister the rest of the letters.”
Not appropriate to accept it privately?
Su Xiao Pei frowned, “Those letters are written by Soldier, if it is not proper, you should tell it to Soldier.”
“Uncle Ran will not bother about my complains.” Bai Yu Lang frown and thought, ‘I do not even agree with Uncle Ran actions, I can’t lecture Uncle Ran, I can’t even lecture Big Sister?’. “Big Sister is different, as a woman, you must think about your own reputation.”
Su Xiao Pei snatched the two letters from him, she was too lazy to argue with him.
Little brother, you have double standards.
Su Xiao Pei had managed to snatch two letters from him, she closed the door and went back to the house to read the letters.
The letters were very simple. One letter read, “Please don’t be sad, I will be back one day.”. The other letter read, “Miss, do not do this next time.”
Looking at these two sentences, Su Xiao Pei’s was able to picture Ran Fei Ze speaking those words to her. she couldn’t help but laughed and shed tears again. After a while, she laughed again.
“Soldier, you are correct.”