357 – Don’t want to be a nun!
Chapter 357: Don’t want to be a nun!
“Muyang classmate doesn’t dislike eating vegetarian dishes, right?” Cui Xiaoxin said in an indifferent tone.
As though the Li Muyang that she was talking about was just opposite of her, and she only had to raise her head to look at him.
A stone stirs up one thousand ripples; one word is enough to frighten someone.
Li Muyang was looking at the food in front in a daze, sitting quietly without looking elsewhere. But his mind was thinking of the former memories that he had with Cui Xiaoxin.
“It is inevitable that flowers can bloom out of the mud. Because although it is not attractive, there is a wealth of energy inside that it provides for flowers to grow and bloom——”
“Li Muyang, if you fight you can win, if you try you can do it, you can’t just give up——”
“There is another solution to this question, but after seeing your solution, you don’t need it——”
The time that they had spent together was not long, and could even be said as quite short.
However, every moment was engraved deep in Li Muyang’s memory.
Because it was her who pulled Li Muyang out from the cold pool, because it was her who accompanied and witnessed the blooming of flowers from Li Muyang the pile of mud.
Li Muyang would often think that, if at such a crucial time, without Cui Xiaoxin such a crucial person, could he really achieve this? Would he work hard for a dream that he dared not to even imagined?
If he had not wanted to go to West wind University with Cui Xiaoxin, he would not have achieved the best results in West wind Kingdom.
If he had not achieved the best results of West wind kingdom, perhaps he would not be admitted into Starry Sky Academy.
If he had not been admitted to Starry Sky Academy, he would not have attracted so much attention and would not have had so much soul-stirring things happen to him on the way———
Without Cui Xiaoxin, would he continue sinking forever and never even think about moving his gradually decaying body?
As Li Muyang was reminiscing about the past memories, hearing Cui Xiaoxin’s question, he couldn’t help looking startled.
Could it be that Cui Xiaoxin was aware of his identity?
“Impossible. Absolutely impossible——Hong Xiu’s skills are unparalleled, and I even changed my voice. Also I have been painstakingly training in Starry Sky Academy for some time now, my height and physique are very different from before——how could she know that I’m Li Muyang? Is there a problem somewhere?”
“No, it’s a bait. She is deliberately trying to make me reveal my identity———My understanding of Cui Xiaoxin is that, if she had known that I’m Li Muyang, she would have exposed my true identity in an extremely quiet place where there was no one around. She would not mention this in front of other servants and cart drivers——Unless she has other evil intentions. Otherwise, she would not let my identity be known. From the fact that she came all the way to Thousand Buddha Temple to pray for my safe return, I understand what she is thinking.”
Li Muyang looked up at Cui Xiaoxin, who was staring right at him with her bright eyes and a firm look. Her dark eyes sparkled.
“You are Li Muyang.” Cui Xiaoxin’s eyes conveyed such a message.
Others also had a look of utter shock across their face.
It must be said that Li Muyang was well known across Tiandu.
Cui Zhaoren was a famous person of Tiandu, and Li Muyang was the one that killed Cui Zhaoren, the famous person that killed a famous person.
It was said that the Cui family had been looking for a chance to retaliate, and the forces of the Cui family were itching to eat his flesh and drink his blood.
While the Lu family who did not get on with the Cui family had went all the way to Jiangnan to pick up his family, and because of this, the Cui family and Lu family had come into conflict several times.
The sensitive person that can affect both the Cui family and Lu family these two influential families, how would he not be known?
Moreover, in this room except Li Muyang himself, the other people were people of the Cui family. Even if they were of a lowly status, they can feel how fiercely the Cui family resented Li Muyang.
“Li Muyang likes to eat fish, he doesn’t like to eat vegetarian dishes.” Li Muyang stated, forcibly suppressing the throbbing of his heart.
“Do you know him well?”
“I often hear Miss Shinian mentioning him.” Li Shinian as much as possible maintained a calm outward appearance and spoke in a concise manner in order to avoid Cui Xiaoxin finding more flaws from his words.
He knew well that Cui Xiaoxin was an extremely remarkable girl. Wise and knowledgeable, meticulous and cautious.
Her name is ‘careful’, reminding herself to be cautious and careful, and reminding others to be cautious and careful.
In any case, Li Muyang was not going to admit that he is Li Muyang no matter what.
“I’ve never heard that Li Muyang have cousins.” Cui Xiaoxin said.
“We are distant relatives,” Li Muyang stated, a faint smile on his face. I haven’t been in contact with them for many years. If Uncle Li had not moved to Tiandu to rely on help from the Lu family, my family probably would not remember that we still have such a relative.”
Cui Xiaoxin finally moved her palm away from her chin, feebly saying, “Everyone lets eat.”
As she finished speaking, she was the first to pick up a pair of chopsticks and started eating.
Li Muyang then ate a few pieces of vegetarian chicken made from tofu, before looking over at Cui Xiaoxin to ask: “Miss Cui also knows Li Muyang?”
Cui Xiaoxin knitted her brows together, not expecting that this guy would dare talk to her.
She wiped her mouth with an embroidered handkerchief and said, “We are friends. I saw the shadow of my friend in you, so I couldn’t help asking.”
“I see.” Li Muyang said, nodding his head. “
Li Muyang’s guess was right; Cui Xiaoxin indeed was just baiting him to see what kind of guy this cart driver was.
She saw a familiar shadow from him, and his presence made her emotions fluctuate.
But the shadow was too vague and the fluctuation of emotions was untraceable.
Since the man in front was not Li Muyang, she had lost her interest in talking to him.
Cui Xiaoxin no longer said anything else, and the others were afraid to speak.
Everyone was silent for dinner.
Li Muyang was really hungry and the vegetarian dishes at Thousand Buddha Temple really were quite good. After finishing a plate, Li Muyang asked the little monk for another serving.
Cui Meng was also hungry, but because the young Miss was sitting nearby, he had to pretend to be refined and only ate one mouthful when the Young miss took a mouthful of food. A piece of mushroom had taken him a few bites before he swallowed the whole thing. A big guy like him, if he doesn’t eat at night, he would soon be hungry.
Cui Xiaoxin ate very little, and her two servants Taohong and Liulu also didn’t eat much. The two servant girls were constantly looking up at Li Muyang during the meal. No one knew what they were thinking of.
Li Muyang had just put down the chopsticks, when he saw Li Sinian running over with a furious face.
Cui Xiaoxin got up and asked worriedly, “Shinian, what’s wrong?”
“They want me to be a nun.” Li Shinian’s anger had not faded, there was fury in her voice when she said, “I still want to marry, who wants to be a nun?”
“What?” Cui Xiaoxin exclaimed. “Master Miaoxin———how would he do such a thing?”
“Ask them.” Li Shinian took a seat at Cui Xiaoxin’s table. “I need to eat something first, I was having tea with that old monk and when I heard them say that, I almost choked to death——”
Li Shinian was gobbling up food, when Priest Miaoxin came running over with a group of old monks.
“Miss Shinian, Miss Shinian——listen to us first, listen to our explanation, it is not without basis——” Miaoxin was looking at Li Shinian with a deeply worried face.
If this matter goes out, the old monks of Thousand Buddha Temple tempt a young and beautiful girl to be a nun, what will outsiders think?
He was a hundred year old elderly, a person of good moral standing and reputation, and the outside world would not think of him as a bad person.
However, the image of Thousand Buddha Temple will be tainted as a result of this.
In any case, the best thing to do now was to explain this cause and effect.
“I won’t listen I won’t listen.” Li Shinian desperately shook her head, pulled Cui Xiaoxin’s hand and cried: “Sister Xiaoxin, I don’t want to be a nun. I don’t want to shave my head, I don’t want to wear ugly clothes, I don’t want to eat vegetarian dishes every day, I want to eat roast goose, I want to deep fried fish filled with pine nuts, I also want to eat roast lamb leg——I have not been in love, I want to fall in love many times.”
Li Shinian’s every word deepened the frown on Miaoxin and the old monks’ face.
Let alone taking the lives of animals, she is not free from human desires and passions; the six roots of sensations are not pure and clean.
However, it was strange that why would such a little girl ——be able to light up hundreds of Buddha lights, and the ancient copper bell in Thousand Buddha Temple that had been silent for many years rang without wind?
“Wine and meat pass through the intestines, while Buddha remains in the heart.” Miaoxin put his palms together devoutly, saying aloud. “Buddha is not an image, not in words, but in the bone, in the heart.”
After a pause, he looked at Li Shinian with a kind smile. “Little girl is saying these, to make us give up our persuasion. Will we be blinded by appearances?”
Li Shinian really was somewhat afraid of this old monk Miaoxin. She stood up, bowing deeply to the old monk, “Master, don’t make it difficult for me. I have come here to ask for help, I want you to bless my brother’s safe return. But you cannot use this to request me to be your Buddhist disciple? Otherwise, I’m not asking you anymore. I do not wish to pray to Bodhisattva. Whether my brother can come back or not, I will not force you to help ——— We’re settled, okay?”
Li Shinian’s eyes were red, an upset look across her face as she said in a crying voice: “I don’t want to be a nun.”