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   Chapter 133 You Took My Jade Pendant (Part One)

Fire Phoenix By Yi Jian Zhong Qing Characters: 5346

Updated: 2018-09-27 01:31


The poetry competition was as popular as talent shows in modern times. Some unsuccessful scholars would take an active part in the tournament. After all, maybe their poetry would rank as a masterpiece through the ages, or possibly they would become famous, and perhaps a lady from a rich and powerful family may even develop a crush on them and marry them despite their humble families.

There must be a prize award for the winner; otherwise, those self-righteous scholars would not participate. The prize award for today's poetry competition was a Seven-string Guqin*, made using superior green jade, which gave the entire body a gleaming turquoise color.

(*TN: Guqin: A seven-stringed instrument that is plucked which is similar to the zither in many ways.)

When Yun Canglan was close enough to see the Guqin, she was surprised, 'Although the Guqin is not as famous or precious as my Fengxue Xiao*, it's an invaluable instrument. The strings are made from Thousand-year-old Hansi grasses, which are extremely flexible. The Guqin produces such a beautiful tone.'

(*TN: Xiao: A vertical bamboo flute.)

"Mistress, do you like it?" Yun Qin didn't care about the Guqin, and he knew it was much worse than the Fengxue Xiao. If Yun Canglan liked it though, he would win it for her.

"The Guqin belongs to yin*, and is not for men. But I don't like it." Yun Canglan stated.

(*TN: yin: In China, yin and yang are the two opposing principles in nature; the yin is feminine and negative, while the yang is masculine and positive, )

"Let's go and take a look." Yun Qin suggested.

When they were closer to the crowd of people, a round of clapping and cheering got their attention. Suddenly, the man who had his back to Yun Canglan turned around and nodded to the crowd. Yun Canglan saw his face clearly.

He had a determined face which had sharp contours, like a sculpture. His eyebrows were as sharp as swords and his eyes were as dark as the night, giving people a sense of cold. He wore luxurious light blue clothes with a dark blue waistband. There were ornate. colorful embroideries on the wristband and neckline of his robe, making him cool yet noble. Most of his black hair was tied back with a Panlong Feathered Crown, the rest hung down his back, which made him look rather lazy and sexy all at once.

Yun Canglan was dumbstruck when he turned around, and she saw his familiar yet strange face. Her heart started racing.

"Mistress, are you okay?" Yun Qin could tell something was wrong with Yun Canglan. He looked over to where Yun Canglan was looking and saw the strange man. He had a bad feeling and thought to himself, 'Is that man..."

"

Yun Qin, ask Yun Yu to find out who he is." Yun Canglan stared at the man standing on the stage as she firmly ordered.

Yun Qin cursed silently, but acted as if he knew nothing, "Mistress, why are you interested in him? Are you going to act like the real Yu Liuying and snatch him to take him back to the Yu's Residence?"

Yun Canglan still stared at the man. She didn't know why her heart raced, but she understood she felt a strong attraction to him and could not bear looking away.

"Yes, I need him." Yun Qi and Yun Qin frowned as they exchanged knowing glances, and felt sorry for Lei Tianyan.

"Mistress..." Yun Qin started, he wanted to ask, 'Do you remember Mr. Tianyan?'

But Yun Canglan interrupted him, "Let's go up on stage."

Yun Qin and Yun Qi cleared the way the way for Yun Canglan, and the latter got on the stage. She remained indifferent under the eyes of numerous people. Yun Canglan wore white clothes and a white veil, and attracted the attention of everyone present.

At first glance, Yang Gezhi thought she was just a beautiful lady, and didn't pay much attention. But when Yun Canglan came closer, his heart sped up. Her eyes, they were so familiar; when he closed his eyes, he could see them. Yang Gezhi had seen those eyes in many dreams.

She was Canglan, and he thought about her all day and night.

Yun Canglan looked steadily forward. She didn't even cast Yang Gezhi a glance, there was one person in her sights, and that was the man in light blue.

"Lady, are you going to take part in the poetry competition?" Three judges were leisurely sitting on the stage; the older man with a goatee asked Yun Canglan in disdain. In this era, ladies took care of their husbands and children at home. Few ladies were able to read, let alone take part in poetry competitions.

Yun Canglan concealed her cynicism and bowed to the judges with dignity, looking rather graceful, "Yes, I'm going to participate in the poetry competition."

Before the judges opened their mouths, a lady on the stage said, "Lady, the Guqin belongs to my dear Wu Jin. Don't bite off more than you can chew."

Yun Canglan turned lazily and looked at the lady. She was quite close to the man in light blue as if they shared a close relationship. She had a pretty face, and though she looked somewhat soft and polite, Yun Canglan didn't feel entirely comfortable.

'So, his name is Wu Jin.' Yun Canglan thought.

Yun Canglan, full of confidence, replied coldly, "You are too hasty, lady, the competition is not over yet."

'Wu Jin attends the competition to win the Guqin for her? Fine, then, I must win the competition.' Yun Canglan determined.

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