Chinese New Year’s Eve (3)
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Gu Xijiu had a dream. In the dream, she wandered around like a wandering soul. The sky was already dark. Every family ignited the candles and lights they possessed; they also played firecrackers to celebrate Chinese New Year. The young kids were chasing after each other on the street playing with the fireworks in their hand. There were also countless people gathered in front of the palace gate. Rong Jialuo was dressed in a costume and led all his officers to stand at the entrance of the city to greet the people on this festive day.
Countless fireworks rose into the air and exploded in the sky; they lighted up the night sky as well as the smiles on everyone’s faces. Many families brought their children to gather here. Husbands took the wives’ hands, while wives took the children’s hand. The family members celebrated the festive season together, and the happiness was reflected on their faces. Gu Xijiu felt that she was floating in the crowd of people. No one could see her, but she could sense the joy of the people around her.
Once upon a time, she used to celebrate Chinese New Year’s eve together with him. Her happiness seemed to be overflowing at that time. She only hoped that every year would be as happy as that day. However, she did not expect that her happiness was like a bubble and that it would be popped so fast.
Subconsciously she went to Celestial Master Zuo’s house. The house of Celestial Master Zuo was somewhat deserted and had no festive atmosphere. Most of the maids were back home for the New Year, and only a few of them were on duty. They were familiar faces to Gu Xijiu.
They did not notice her even though she drifted away in front of them. From the conversation of these maids, she heard that Di Fuyi was at theTingtaoPavilion attending to guests.
TheTingtao Pavilion was one of the favorite places of Gu Xijiu when she stayed in his house. It was a building in the middle of the mountain. It was surrounded by mountains on three sides and surrounded by water from another side. The sides that faced mountain were filled with blue pines and cypresses. When the trees swayed, they looked like the waves on the sea and the scenery was beautiful.
Di Fuyi would not simply serve guests at this place, but he always brought her here to drink. Who would he be serving here now? She desperately wanted to see him! In her dreams, she could do anything she wished to, so she went to find him.
Finally, she saw him. It has been a good five months now, but she was shocked! His hair! Why did his hair become white now? He was wearing a light blue casual robe. His eyebrows were still majestic, while his eyes were bright like stars, and his face was still handsome. It was the face she was familiar with. The only thing different was that his black hair was now white like snow!
At the same time, she also saw the guests who were served by him. They were the Lan siblings – Lan Yaoguang and Lan Jingyi. Although Lan Yaoguang had always been visiting Gu Xijiu lately, Lan Jingyi had never done so. It was the first time Gu Xijiu saw her in five months.
The little girl looked at Di Fuyi who was boiling tea. She looked distressed as she uttered, “Brother Huang, why did your hair turn white all of a sudden?”
Di Fuyi was stunned for a moment. He did not speak but continued to boil the water.
Lan Yaoguang hit his sister to hint her not to bring up the matter. Lan Jingyi ignored him and pretended like she did not understand his intention. She continued to look at Di Fuyi and asked, “Brother Huang, is it because you are too distraught that my sister failed to come back to life? I have heard about a story whereby a loving couple who wereseparated from each other ended up with a head of white hair because they were too desperate to see each other.”