Translated by Novice Translations
Arc 1: Escaped Woman x Escaped from Marriage – 12
Male Erotic Figure
The book’s contents weren’t man to women copulation, nor women to women, but man to man. Each page had two or more men in various positions, because the ancient time has not been poisoned by the modern society’s mosaics, the pictures in the book was very red, naked and spicy eyes.
Ke Li slammed the book shut and thought it was very hot. If she knew it would be like this, before she would have never cherished it in her arms.
Although she is a straight person, she also knows the existence of rotten women. There were four people in her dormitory and three of them were rotten women. She also listens to her roommates from time to time, but never thought it would exist in such a large scale in ancient times.
[Host, didn’t you make it clear?] Doudou later asked, it was dormant for a while and didn’t pay attention to what Ke Li had said about the brothel owner.
When it comes to the brothel owner, Ke Li is still very angry. She said it clearly. No…when talking, she mentioned in passing longyang1 Longyang – male x male was better, but she merely wanted the brothel owner to understand better.
For this kind of affair, Ke Li had to talk tactfully, she directly asked if there were any kinds of books like that.
The experienced owner saw Ke Li was a child and began to pretend. She deliberately pretended not to understand, “There are so many books here. I don’t know what kind of books gongzi want?”
Originally, Ke Li was secretly sneaking, and for the first time did such a thing and with a red face and eagerly said, “It’s that kind of book.”
”It turned out to be that kind of book.” The brothel owner suddenly said, “But were the things in the book actually true? Gongzi…”
Seeing Ke Li’s face turning black, the brothel owner stopped her mouth wisely and said seriously, “There are many kinds of books. What kind of books are you talking about, gongzi?”
Ke Li’s face was much better. He went down the slope and said politely, “Since ancient times, there is a saying of Longyang broken sleeves and peaches,2 Broken sleeve – an emperor broke his sleeve to go to morning court so he wouldn’t disturb his male lover; peach – male lover picked the peach and gave to emperor you should know…”
Before she finished speaking, the brothel owner said, “I understand”, then gave her a book and finally concluded that the thin body would be crushed. At that time, she ran away and additionally forgotten that she was a woman disguised as a man. She naturally thought that the book’s contents were women but didn’t think it would be men.
Doudou rolled its eyes: [Host, then why aren’t you going to apologize?]
”…” Ke Li doesn’t want to pay attention to Doudou. Originally, she was apologizing, there was an unexpected mishap, her original intentions were pure, now it rapidly turned black. Maybe in Shi Jian’s eyes, she is an outright female hooligan.
She’s a straight girl and not a rotten woman.
If it’s a fujoshi, it’s better to say that Shi Jian doesn’t know about them. Shi Jian will certainly think she has a strange hobby.
Ke Li stared at the book on the ground as if staring a hole into it. She wants to die. This is the moment she finally realizes what it’s like to see her father.3 See the father – (idiom) ashamed of one’s failure. How can you get along with the heroine in the future?
Now, she can’t clarify even if she had a hundred mouths. Let’s wait until Shi Jian calmed down.
Ke Li silently comfort herself. For a while, she felt a sense of apprehension in her heart. Like a child who had done something bad and was found out by his parents, she was flustered.
When Shi Jian walked out of the door, there was an inexplicable anger in her heart. Unexpectedly, Ke Li was pure on the surface with a clean and harmless face, but in her heart, she would…regard that kind of book as a treasure.
Those pickled pictures lingered in her mind for a long time, when Shi Jian went to her father’s study full of anger, ready to read and wash her eyes.
At that time, the Marshal happened to be reading a military book and saw Shi Jian’s arrival. He placed down the book and asked with a smile, “Shi Jian is also reading?”
Shi Jian absently replied, “En.”
After she answered, she went looking everywhere for a book, she didn’t know what book she was looking for.
But the Marshal hadn’t talked with his daughter for a long time. He also knows what Shi Yao has been investigating these days and sighed heavily, “I heard that Lin Wentian kid actually went and did such a thing. Father was a fool, in the beginning I thought he had a good temperament and a future. He almost let you…”
While Shi Jian searched for a book, she seriously said, “Father, it’s none of your business.”
The Marshal knew that
Shi Jian didn’t want to talk about it, he saw his daughter’s worried face and
said, “Shi Jian, when you have a sweetheart, remember to tell father, father
will take care of you.”
Shi Jian replied perfunctorily, “En.”
This time she held Sun Tzu’s “Art of War”.
However, her mind was not on the book at all. She was disappointed with Ke Li. It doesn’t matter if she was disappointed twice. Whether or not she had to know if she was a wrong person.
Can Ke Li really be so pure on the surface? Or is there a wild beast in her heart? Will she open her mouth and bite people at any time?
While Shi Jian was absentminded, she quickly flipped through the book and her mind was full of Ke Li. From her escape from marriage to saying that she liked women, now she said that they were only socialist sisters, but now this woman likes to read such books openly!
At this time, Shi Jian didn’t know whether to trust Ke Li. In short, she was angry. The result of her anger was that they would sleep in separate rooms in the evenings!
In this way, the Shi’fu4 Shi’fu – mean’s Shi household knows that Shi Jian was angry. She was cold all day and even ignores her favorite Sister Qu.
The Shi father and mother asked but was fruitless.5 Meaning Shi Jian wouldn’t tell them, it was hopeless/fruitless to get information from her. The Shi mother thought that Shi Jian was simply angry at Lin Wentian, she said that the matchmaker shrine in Shan Shang was very effective. She wanted to take Shi Jian to seek marriage, not for wealth, but for one’s heart.
Shi Yao also found that Shi Jian was really angry this time. It seemed that they had quarreled with each other. He wanted to be involved as well and said, “Shi Jian, brother will accompany you. This time, I will find a good husband and let some blind people regret for a lifetime.”
It brilliantly pointed at the mulberry tree and cursed the locust tree.6 To point at the mulberry tree and curse the locust tree; (fig.) to scold indirectly; to make oblique accusations Ke Li heard and felt guilty and kept silent.
As soon as they talked about this topic, after listening to Shi Yao’s words, the Marshal said, “Not a bad idea, you’re hard working, don’t leave and spend all day drinking and seeking pleasure7 To spend one’s time in drinking and pleasure (idiom); to indulge in sensual pleasures; life of debauchery. , your mother and I will go to bed with a smile.”
”Don’t depend on me for that.” Shi Yao said with a smile, “My parents goes to bed and when they go to bed, they think, what is their son doing?”
Ke Li: “…”
Shi Jian: “…”
When the Shi mother’s old face was red, the Marshal said, “You’re not a filial son.”
”This son won’t let you look angry.” After Shi Yao finished, he took the opportunity to slip away, but before he did, he asked Shi Jian if he could go.
When Shi Jian looked up, she silently looked at Ke Li.
Later the mother and daughter talked about the specifics in regard to going to the temple tomorrow. Ke Li acted like a transparent person and at last, the mother finally said, “Let’s go with Ke Li too.”
Ke Li immediately smiled and said: “Okay.”
That night, when they slept in separate rooms, Shi Jian took a long bath in the next room. She was expressionless but her heart was suffocating.
Ke Li’s face was normal after reading those kinds of books, and she wasn’t even ashamed at all? Did she often read such books before?
The more Shi Jian thought about it, the more distant she felt. Out of the corner of her eye, she caught sight of Qing Zhu who looked like she wanted to say something. She asked, “Is there something?”
Qing Zhu replied, “I just saw Miss Ke kneeling in the bamboo forest in the backyard, burning paper and she looked very sad.”
”Burning paper?” Shi Jian’s eyebrows raised slightly, her hot bath was gone, she quickly dried her body and put on clothes to go out.
However, as soon as she went out, she was frozen by the cold wind. In her mind, she was afraid that Ke Li’s body would be cold. Since it was cold, she should have stayed in the room instead of coming outside to burn paper. Could it be that she was thinking about her family?
Shi Jian thought about it all the way to the bamboo forest. When she got there, she saw Ke Li was covered with a piece of white silk. In front of her, there was a brazier. She was tearing a book and putting it in the brazier. It was the spicy eyes book.
Shi Jian: “…”
Doudou reminded: [Host, the female lord is here.]
Ke Li’s body was straight and her face devout. She tore the book apart and placed it in the brazier, and said, “Can you see if she forgives me?”
Doudou supercilious as always said: [If it’s so easy to be forgiven, what could the police uncle do in modern society?]8 For my slow readers, Doudou is saying that if crimes/mistakes were so easily forgiven, what’s the point of having policemen in the modern time? If all those internal disputes were resolved, then there would be no need to police to help in domestic affairs.
Ke Li: “…” What about a police uncle?
She burned all the paper with her eyes closed. What else could she do? Should she burn herself to prove her innocence?
Shi Jian slowly walked to the edge of the brazier, quietly watching the book in Ke Li’s hands turning to ashes.
Ke Li knew that she was there, she took off the white thin silk from her eyes and looked at her. She wondered why she was so nervous again and stammered to explain, “Sister Shi Jian, that book… I…”
Before she could finish, Shi Jian whispered, “Go to sleep.”
Ke Li nodded sharply and was almost moved to tears. At last, her intention was useful to persuade by kneeling for half a day, it felt like kneeling on a washboard and durian9 Talking about an old-school style washboard which has the slanted shutters and durian is that very spiky exotic Asian fruit, that she felt she was kneeling on. the most. However, at the next moment, when she listened to Shi Jian again, she said, “Otherwise, people will think that my family abused you.”
Then Shi Jian left.
Ke Li: “…”
Ke Li picked up the brazier and went back to the house. When she laid on the big bed alone, she felt empty.
She looked at her ample breasts. Although in reality it wasn’t her chest, the airport Ke Li was awfully envious. After all, the female host likes it.
She suddenly had an idea in her heart. Seduce? Anyway, the female host was not as straight as herself. Maybe she was waiting for her to come.
Being caught is also a negative distance.
However, the airport wearing clothes is really dashing.10 Airport – flat chest (slang). This is a joke, so usually the men wear the pants in the family, so Ke Li is wearing clothes AKA she’s going on the initiative to have the negative distance/intimacy. _ (: з ∠) _
- Longyang – male x male
- Broken sleeve – an emperor broke his sleeve to go to morning court so he wouldn’t disturb his male lover; peach – male lover picked the peach and gave to emperor
- See the father – (idiom) ashamed of one’s failure.
- Shi’fu – mean’s Shi household
- Meaning Shi Jian wouldn’t tell them, it was hopeless/fruitless to get information from her.
- To point at the mulberry tree and curse the locust tree; (fig.) to scold indirectly; to make oblique accusations
- To spend one’s time in drinking and pleasure (idiom); to indulge in sensual pleasures; life of debauchery.
- For my slow readers, Doudou is saying that if crimes/mistakes were so easily forgiven, what’s the point of having policemen in the modern time? If all those internal disputes were resolved, then there would be no need to police to help in domestic affairs.
- Talking about an old-school style washboard which has the slanted shutters and durian is that very spiky exotic Asian fruit, that she felt she was kneeling on.
- Airport – flat chest (slang). This is a joke, so usually the men wear the pants in the family, so Ke Li is wearing clothes AKA she’s going on the initiative to have the negative distance/intimacy.