Was He Keeping A Close Watch On Me?
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
It gave the coachman a grotesque grimace as if threatening him. The coachman dared not trigger the donkey and let it run freely as it pleased. Although the donkey was hard to get along with, it possessed great strength and speed, better than any other horse. When it ran at full speed, a trail of marks would be left on the ground.
The external part of the carriage was rather ordinary, but the interior was something else. It was beautifully covered in brocades and soft cushions. There was a hidden compartment used to keep some food. Also, the carriage was completed with some blankets, a small table, and a chessboard on the table. There were even some fruits and snacks to accommodate any guests.
Needless to say, the carriage had everything that one needed. The carriage was spacious enough for the guests to sit or lie down comfortably. The only disadvantage was that all of the items in the carriage were in different shades of green, even decorated with the drawings of some emerald bamboos. When the carriage was moving, the leaves of the bamboo shook along as if gusts of wind had just blown by.
Gu Xijiu was slouched in the carriage. Looking at the drawings, she felt as though she was immersed in the emerald green of a wide bamboo landscape. It was rather cozy and windy in the carriage with a faint scent of bamboo trees.
Her wounds were recovering well. Part of her spiritual power had just returned, but she could not simply use her power as it might trigger the remaining toxins in her body.
After getting her out of the desert, Zhu Duqing arranged a comfortable seat in the carriage for her and got her out of the Devil Kingdom. He could use the transmitting door freely to go anywhere as he wished. All he needed to do was to open the door and take a leap. However, it did not work quite well after leaving the Devil Kingdom.
Furthermore, it required a great amount of his spiritual power to activate the door each time he wanted to use it. Although his fractures had been fixed, he still needed to rest. It was not advisable to activate the transmitting door every time he needed it. After a brief discussion, they both agreed that they should use the carriage instead.
His carriage used to look very stylish, but Gu Xijiu felt that the carriage should be more low-key and modest. After all, they were two injured persons venturing into the poisonous swamps. It would be helpful if the carriage looked more ordinary, so they changed it.
The donkey needed no changes. Many people traveled with their donkeys, too, so it was normal to use a donkey for their carriage.
At first, Gu Xijiu was surprised to find out that Zhu Duqing had accepted an ordinary donkey to lead his rather elegant carriage. She finally realized that it was actually a majestic donkey. When it started running, it ran even faster than her Cloud Leopard King.
It had another special ability, which was its understanding of the human language. After a detailed explanation about the destination, the donkey would find its own route to get there. There was no need for any guidance.
Zhu Duqing wanted to spend some time with Gu Xijiu in the carriage. They could play a game of chess, or even talk to get to know each other better. However, Gu Xijiu told him that their trip had to be as low-key as it could possibly be. It would be rather odd to see a carriage without a coachman, so he had to be outside to play the role of a coachman. Thus, Zhu Duqing had to stay outside.
To fully emphasize his role as a coachman, he would sometimes hit the donkey, like any other ordinary coachman would, which was something that the donkey did not appreciate.
The donkey was not happy about his lack of trust. Was he keeping a close watch on it? The man must be an idiot, the donkey thought. Therefore, the donkey would often show its temper and give Zhu Duqing a rebuff whenever necessary.
As for Zhu Duqing, he was holding a whip instead of his goose feather fan like he usually would. He felt a little bitter, as there was a beautiful lady sitting in his carriage, but he had no chance to approach her.