Chapter 814: Misunderstanding
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Yu Youyao did not notice that there was a moment of strangeness in his words.
It was not uncomfortable to carry someone or be carried.
If the person carrying her did not have enough strength and waist strength, her legs would easily go limp. After walking for a while, her waist would collapse and her back would slip.
Yin Huaixi supported her legs steadily and bent his back, making her lie down more comfortably. However, he did not bend down. Even though his back was carrying a weight, he straightened it, preventing her body from sliding down.
Yu Youyao would not feel uncomfortable because her body was sliding.
It was also because he was carrying her steadily that Yu Youyao was less nervous. She let go of the arm that was wrapped around his neck and placed it casually on his shoulder.
She casually praised him, “Your waist is quite good!”
These unexpected words made Yin Huaixi fall strangely silent for a moment. Then, as if he had choked on something, he coughed a few times.
“What’s wrong?” Why was he suddenly coughing?
He suspected that she was taking advantage of me, but he didn’t have evidence. Yin Huaixi couldn’t help but feel the discomfort in his throat. With a wooden expression, he said, “It’s nothing. I just opened my mouth too quickly and choked on the wind.”
Most of the soldiers in the army were not particular. They said all kinds of dirty words. There were simply no restrictions.
Yin Huaixi had been in the military camp since he was young. He had listened to dirty talk and read all kinds of books. Thus, he was not an ignorant little chick.
He knew that Yu Youyao’s words, “Your waist is quite good,” were no different from her words, “You’re really amazing.” She was purely praising him.
How could a man’s waist be praised so easily?
Was that something that anyone could praise?
All men had to think crookedly!
“Then be careful. Your ears are red from coughing. It must be very uncomfortable!” Yu Youyao saw his ears. They were so close that they were so red that they were about to bleed. The redness was still spreading behind his ears and his face. She thought that he had choked badly to become like this.
Was he coughing like that?! Yin Huaixi felt an itch in his throat again. He endured it again and again before swallowing the cough that rose to his throat.
He kept feeling that this topic was too dangerous. He couldn’t talk about it anymore.
Hence, he changed the topic. “There’s a very secret hot spring in the west canyon. The hot spring is filled with live water and it’s very clean. I sent someone to clean it up and even sprinkled some medicinal powder. You walked a lot just now and sweated a lot. You’re also a little tired. When you reach the canyon, you can go over and soak in it to relieve yourself…”
His voice stopped abruptly, and the redness that had just faded from Yin Huaixi’s ears spread again.
Just change the topic. Why did it have to be about this? As an outsider, how could he care about a woman’s bath?
It was too rude, too rash, and too frivolous!!
Yu Youyao’s face was also a little red, but Yin Huaixi was also concerned about her, so she couldn’t not appreciate it. She nodded very softly.
The mountain wind blew, and an unknown fragrance lingered in his nose. It was clear and soft, and Yin Huaixi did not dare to speak nonsense anymore.
As Yu Youyao grew older, it was inevitable that he would have fantasies. However, such fantasies were just like the “Ode to the Goddess of Luo”. He liked women’s admiration, praise, and love.
However, ever since Yu Youyao praised him for having a good waist, he felt that something was amiss. He couldn’t help but think of the dirty jokes he had heard in the past.
It was as if he had opened a door, and it was inevitable that he would have some restless thoughts.
Unknowingly, he thought of the wet fur coat he had dreamed of at midnight.
Yin Huaixi cursed inwardly.
What a beast!
Yu Youyao was only 13 or 14 years old and had yet to reach adulthood. What was he thinking?!
However, there was a demonic voice in his heart that said bewitchingly, “So what if she’s 13 or 14 years old? She can get married at 13 or 14 years old. Empress Zhangsun married Emperor Taizong of Tang at the age of 13.”
Another calm and rational voice retorted, “So, it was difficult for Empress Zhangsun to inherit the emperor’s favor. She died young in her thirties.”
Now, the bewitching voice in his mind stopped.
Emperor Taizong of Tang had countless harems, and they had also left behind many romantic deeds for later generations. However, the woman he loved and doted on the most in his life was still Empress Zhangsun.
After Empress Zhangsun passed away, the flirtatious emperor no longer worked hard in the harem. Every day, he thought about his loving relationship with his first wife and became even more diligent in governance.
A woman’s bones would be damaged if she experienced human affairs early.
It would be best if she turned sixteen.
Yu Youyao did not know that her casual praise had triggered a certain someone’s mind.
Yin Huaixi’s back was very broad. When his arms supported her, it implicated the broad muscles on his back, causing them to gather together. There was a layer of hard muscles on it, causing his spine muscles to deepen, as if they were wrapping around her. His footsteps were stable. He was probably worried that she would feel uncomfortable, so he pushed her up from time to time.
She obediently lay on Yin Huaixi’s back and looked at the endless mountain path. Suddenly, she did not mind that the mountain path was too long and steep.
She even hoped that Yin Huaixi could walk more slowly…
In fact, Yin Huaixi was indeed walking very slowly. It was as if he wanted to walk a hundred miles on the mountain path.
After a while, Yin Huaixi calmed down. “Do you want to learn how to ride a horse?”
“Yes.” After riding with Yin Huaixi for a while just now, Yu Youyao was not so afraid of riding horses anymore. She felt that it was actually quite necessary to learn how to ride a horse.
Yin Huaixi smiled. “I’ll teach you later.”
After walking for about half an hour, the mountain became much flatter. She could go down the mountain on horseback. Yin Huaixi did not take the initiative to let her down. When Yu Youyao saw Yin Huaixi walking steadily without bending his back or panting, she did not take the initiative to ask him to let her down.
Yu Youyao looked at the mountain path. Although the stones were different and not orderly, they were well-arranged. They were arranged into a winding path. She asked curiously, “Are the stone paths on the mountain all naturally formed?”
Yin Huaixi said, “Not entirely. As the old saying goes, those living on a mountain live off the mountain, while those living near the water rely on the water. Tai Mo Shan is very rich in resources, and more than a hundred types of medicinal herbs have grown here. Among them, ginseng, elevated gastrodia, lingzhi, Japanese gentian, and fine spices are expensive. In addition, it also produces walnuts, hazelnuts, and other dried fruits, as well as some wild animals. The commoners at the foot of the mountain often go up the mountain to get some mountain goods. The medicinal herbs will improve their lives. When the road is uneven, they will chisel it flat. When the road is blocked, they will open a path. For generations, over time, they will form a natural mountain path.”
Yu Youyao suddenly understood. Most commoners liked to live beside mountains and rivers. As long as it wasn’t an extreme disaster, they could live well. “It’s a pity that we came a little early. Many of the wild flowers on the mountain haven’t bloomed. Otherwise, we could have picked some mountain flowers and made some incense medicine later. The fragrance of cosmetics, incense dew, and wild flowers would be more fragrant than the dried flowers at home.”
The best time to hike was during the Double Third Festival, and before and after the Qingming Festival.