In the end, this woman had never really taken him seriously before! Clearly, as the trash son-in-law of the Chu clan, she didnt think that his name was worthy enough to be remembered.
She only knew him as theuseless husband of my close friend.
But again, that was only to be expected.
The gap between the two of them was like the clouds in the sky and the dirt on the ground.
It was understandable why she wouldnt be bothered to remember his name.
“My name is Zu An.
Get it deep inside your head!” Zu An snapped angrily.
Just because it was understandable didnt mean that he wasnt going to get angry over it! To think that he thought his dashing appearance and eloquent speech had left this beautiful woman with a lasting impression of him!
“Yes yes, I remember it now,” Pei Mianman replied with gritted teeth.
After the intense physical brawl they had, it was hard for her not to remember his name.
“What are you doing here”
“Isnt that the question I should be asking you” Zu An harrumphed in response.
Pei Mianmans complexion darkened.
“You said that we can cooperate with one another.
I would like to hear what thoughts you have in mind.” She flicked her finger lightly, and a spark of flame began dancing on her fingertip.
“You are here to find something, right” Zu An asked.
“Indeed.” Pei Mianman knew that he must have seen her earlier actions, so it would be meaningless to deny it now.
“Judging from your look, Id say that you havent found what youre looking for yet.
I can help you,” Zu An said.
Had Zu An said this in the past, she would have only laughed her head off, thinking very little of his offer.
However, he actually managed to curb her in the physical brawl earlier.
Given so, it would be foolish to continue viewing him lightly.
“What do you want”
Zu An replied, “Since youre Chu Chuyans close friend, you should know of my awkward position in the Chu clan.
The two of us are only a couple in name.
So, I want you to help me become the Chu clans real son-in-law.
In return, Ill help you find what you need.”
Pei Mianman was taken aback for a moment before she burst into laughter.
“I didnt think that you would be eyeing her.
But again, Chu Chuyan is indeed a gorgeous beauty.
Even a woman like me is moved by her charms.
Very well, its a deal then!”
“You agreed to it so easily” Zu An was a little surprised by how candid her acceptance was, such that he began doubting her sincerity.
“Are you worried that Id renege on this agreement once you release me” Pei Mianman scoffed coldly.
She raised her hand up before him.
“If not for the fact that your offer has moved me, you would have been reduced to ashes by now.”
It was only then that Zu An noticed the black flames lingering on her fingertip, and he jolted in shock.
This woman was actually a fifth rank expert! It was no wonder why he almost lost his life to her!
Pei Mianman exclaimed coldly, “It must have been very exhilarating for you to take advantage of your wifes close friend, right Hurry up and let go!”
Seeing how her finger was about to prod him, Zu An hurriedly released her before backing to the corner.
Pei Mianman quickly tidied up her messy clothes.
She noticed that she was cloaked in layers of dusted fingerprints.
Just thinking about the physical contact they had with one another turned her face chilly, and she wondered if she should just kill this man here.
Noticing the menacing look on her face, Zu An quickly changed the topic, “What are you looking for”
Pei Mianman hesitated for a moment before replying,An accounting book.”
“What accounting book Zu An was a little surprised.
He didnt think that she would go through so much effort just for a mere accounting book.
However, instead of answering his question, she chuckled softly and said, “Ill tell you more once you gain some standing in the Chu clan.” Her first thought was to not honor the alliance between them.
However, thinking about how she had infiltrated the Chu clan twice thus far but hadnt found any clues to the accounting book yet, she felt that having this man as an insider wasnt necessarily a bad thing.
But of course, the prerequisite was that this man had to be qualified to participate in her plans first.
Pei Mianman suddenly recalled something, and she looked at him with eyes narrowed with doubt.
“You havent told me what youre doing here in the middle of the night.”
Zu An laughed awkwardly.
“Would you believe me if I tell you that Im here for a stroll”
Pei Mianman rolled her eyes.
It was then that she suddenly noticed a silk cloth peeking out from Zu Ans chest.
“Hm Whats this”
Zu An tried to stop her, but she was too fast that the item he was hiding was snatched away in an instant.
Pei Mianman looked at the female undergarment in her hand and began trembling uncontrollably in laughter.
“You snuck here in the middle of the night just to steal your wifes undergarment I have never felt more disdain for anyone in my entire life.”
Zu An felt his face heating up.
He quickly rushed forward to snatch the undergarment back into his arms.
“Its none of your business!”
Pei Mianman looked at him with an increasingly bizarre gaze.
“As expected of the man who climbed into his sister-in-laws bed on his wedding night.
I thought that you wouldnt be this brazen, but it turns out that theres no limit to your shamelessness.”
Based on what he was hearing right now, it would appear that Pei Mianman wasnt the one who tossed him onto Chu Huanzhaos bed.
If so, who else could be the culprit
Zu An went along with Pei Mianmans remark.
“Well, compared to sisters-in-law, I find the close friends of my wife much more appealing.”
Pei Mianman maintained her usual graceful smile, but a dangerously sharp glint flashed across her eyes.
“There are plenty of men who have flirted with me over the years, but none of them has ended well.
If you arent afraid, you can give it a try too.”
Zu An shook his head.
“Forget it then.
I already had a test of it earlier anyway.”
“What did you say” Pei Mianmans face darkened.
You have successfully trolled Pei Mianman for 256 Rage!
Im saying that we should quickly leave this area after the commotion we made.
Otherwise, itll be bad if we alarm the others from the Chu clan.” Zu An glanced at Pei Mianman in disappointment.
Despite her open and flirtatious appearance, she wasnt the type who could take a joke.
“Makes sense,” Pei Mianman nodded in agreement.
“Lets end it here today.
However, if I were to hear any rumors floating around in the future, you should know that I wouldnt hesitate to sever your tongue.”
Zu An immediately covered his mouth.
“Dont worry, the only ones who know about what transpired here are you and me.”
Pei Mianman harrumphed coldly.
“You better forget everything that happened today.”
Following that, she leaped out of the window.
However, before taking her leave, she suddenly turned around.
Under the moonlight, her figure looked more entrancing than ever.
“Speaking of which, what kind of skill did you use earlier Why did your strength suddenly surge”
Zu An was equally confused by that too.
“I dont know either.
Perhaps its a manifestation of my potential in the midst of a crisis.”
“If you arent willing to speak, so be it.
Miser.” Pei Mianman harrumphed before her beautiful silhouette vanished in the midst of the night.
Zu An smiled bitterly to himself.
He really had no idea how it happened, though it wasnt a good time for him to be brooding over this.
Fearing that someone would head over after hearing the commotion, he quickly ran back to his room.
Once he was in the safe confines of his room, he took out a bottle and swallowed the pill inside.
He had learned from his previous lesson, and he had no intention of allowing history to repeat itself.
The effects of the Heiress Ball of Delights were limited by time, and once the effects were over, the sudden onslaught of pain and frailty was so unbearable that it could really take his life.
The bottle of pills he was consuming right now wasnt the Faith in Brother Spring he drew from the keyboard.
Rather, it was the recovery medicine he obtained from Ji Dengtu prior to him heading off to the Wolf Valley.
“Could it be a scam from that fellow though” Zu An was a little worried, but considering that he was, after all, a divine physician, he shouldnt be so underhanded as to tamper with his medicine.
Besides, as the father of someone as pure and kind as Ji Xiaoxi, surely he couldnt be that evil of a person
Zu An was worried that he might have raised a flag for disaster, but after swallowing the medicine, he could feel a warm surge suffusing his body, nourishing his deficiencies and wounds.
Seeing this, Zu An was finally able to put his heart at ease.
He had to admit that Ji Dengtus medicine was indeed formidable.
While it wasnt as incredible as Faith in Brother Spring, which could instantaneously heal a person back to his peak condition, its effectiveness appeared to be on par with it, just that the rate of recovery was a little slower.
As expected of the medicine from a divine physician!
It was then that the effects of the Heiress Ball of Delights began to wear off.
Due to the slow recovery of the pill, Zu An began to feel aching pain all over his body.
“This really is an incredible item.” Paying no heed to the pain, Zu An stared at theHeiress Ball of Delights in his hand.
If not for this item, he would have lost his life earlier on.
He didnt think that it was that impressive when he used it to deal with the Wailing Whip previously.
After all, he had only experienced its pain immunity effect back then.
This was the first time he was testing out its ridiculous death immunity effect, and it was really as overpowered as it sounded.
It was no exaggeration to say that he would have already died ten times over earlier had it not been for the Heiress Ball of Delights.
Just thinking about how he wasted it once on a mere bet made him feel great self-reproach.
What a huge waste that was! He only had one use of it left, and who knew how long it would take before he drew an item like this again
It was also then that Zu An suddenly remembered the requirement for the activation of this item.
The other party must be a woman richer than him in order for the item to take effect.
With this in mind, he couldnt help but feel relieved that Yu Yanluo wasnt around today.
If he had received that 10,000 gold taels from her, there would probably be very few women in the world who were richer than him.
He wouldnt be able to count on it anymore.
It looks like I shouldnt receive my compensation for the time being.
Zu An couldnt help but feel conflicted within.
Was he actually doomed to living the life of a poor
You have successfully trolled Qin Wanru for 3 3 3…
Zu An was stunned.
Did he offend Madame Chu again somehow She seemed to get angry far too often.
Could this be the effect of hormonal imbalance caused by premature menopause
Meanwhile, in a room inside the dukes estate, Chu Zhongtian poured a cup of tea for his wife before asking, “I heard that you punished Zu An to copy the family rules for a hundred times.
Isnt that a bit too much”
QIn Wanru harrumphed coldly.
“That fellow will never become anything great if we dont push him hard! Do you know what he did today He actually played truant! No, thats not right.
I received news from the academy that he didnt even step through the gates of the academy! Isnt this ridiculous”
Chu Zhongtian nodded in agreement.
“That fellow has indeed gone overboard.
However, you need to take his circumstances into consideration too.
He is a person with low self-esteem, and having to marry into our Chu clan must have placed great pressure on his shoulders.
I heard that there are many people in the estate who looks down on him.
If you punish him so harshly, wouldnt you just breed ill-will in him If so, we could really face great disturbances in the family in the future.”
Qin Wanru glared at her husband grudgingly.
“Its all your fault! Otherwise, Chuyan wouldnt have to choose such an inept man as her husband.
I cant do much for her as her mother, but the least I can do is to help her keep her husband in line.
Even if Zu An has no talent for cultivation, it isnt a bad idea for him to study hard and learn management skills so that he can take on some responsibilities in the future.
At the very least, people wont make our Chuyan out to be a laughingstock.”
“Wanru, does this mean that you have accepted him as Chuyans husband” Chu Zhongtian couldnt help asking.
“Pui!” Qin Wanru spat out coldly.
“If you had just given me your approval, Id have driven that fellow out of our clan in a heartbeat.