Chapter 26: Yaoyao, your boyfriend?

Edited by: Mochiusagi

"Your attainments in Bagua Palm are already very good, just that your dantian breath seems to be a bit sluggish when you circulate it with your inner strength." 

After a pause, Yin Xiu continued: "You can first slightly slow down your movements and focus more on controlling your dantian breath, letting it slowly interact with your inner strength."

"Wait until you can completely control your dantian breath, before you gradually speed up your movements and return to the normal rhythm..."

After watching Gu Shuyao practice the Bagua Palm, Yin Xiu made some suggestions.

Gu Shuyao nodded and after Yin Xiu finished speaking, she responded: "Okay. I will try it."

Without wasting a second, Gu Shuyao began to practice Bagua Palm again. This time, as Yin Xiu suggested, she slowed down her movements; putting more energy and attention in controlling her dantian breath.

Yin Xiu stood aside and nodded slightly. Gu Shuyao's comprehension was actually strong, she could already do what he said even though it was still her first time. 


Currently, her dantian breath gave Yin Xiu the feeling that it was much smoother than before, when she circulated it with her inner strength.

She only needed to practice a few more times and he believed that it would become even smoother. She'll eventually succeed in doing this at a normal rhythm in no time.

After Gu Shuyao performed, she immediately asked Yin Xiu, "How did I do?"

"Un, not bad. Keep it up and you'll get used to it soon."

Gu Shuyao smiled after hearing this. She sighed softly, and a slightly relaxed expression appeared on her face.

"Thank you!"

Gu Shuyao thanked Yin Xiu, she was really grateful.

Yin Xiu pursed his lips and smiled, he encouraged: "Work hard! Your talent is not bad, as long as you work hard enough, your future achievements will not be too low."

Gu Shuyao was beaming as she stared at Yin Xiu. Although she didn't have many interactions with Yin Xiu, she was already a little used to Yin Xiu showing such a calm,  unpredictable look and tone. It was as if everything was ordinary, even trivial, in his eyes.

Perhaps this was a kind of aura, or temperament, that was birthed from absolute confidence.

"By the way, you haven't had breakfast yet, right? Can you wait for me for a bit? How about joining me in the cafeteria?" Gu Shuyao asked suddenly.

Since Yin Xiu also hadn't seen what a university cafeteria was like, he nodded backed by his curiosity. "Alright. What's delicious in your school cafeteria?" Yin Xiu asked casually.

Gu Shuyao pursed her lips and answered, "The food in the school cafeteria is usually not 'trustworthy.' The only exception is probably the porridge for breakfast, it tastes very good unlike the other dishes."

"Okay, I'll wait and then we can go to the cafeteria. Let us taste this porridge." Yin Xiu smiled.

Yin Xiu doesn't need to go to the company today, so he has time.

Gu Shuyao replied: "Great! Then wait for me, I'll practice a little more." 

"Sure, practice as you will." Yin Xiu nodded. He then walked towards a wooden stake and started randomly hitting it as practice. 

About an hour later, Gu Shuyao finally stopped with a thin layer of sweat on her forehead. After practicing, her fair skin was slightly red. Her slightly hurried breathing soon returned to normal after she took a few deep breaths.

Quite some time passed since Yin Xiu stopped hitting the wooden stake, he just stood by the side and watched Gu Shuyao practice instead. 

Now that Gu Shuyao stopped her practice, he stepped forward. "You done?"

"Un, one hour of practice is enough. Let's go and have breakfast..." Gu Shuyao responded.

Yin Xiu followed her towards the cafeteria of Yinhai University.

It was currently only just after 7 o'clock in the morning, it was still quite early. There were not many people on campus, and most of the people that were present were students who went to the cafeteria for breakfast.

"By the way, I want to ask you something."

"What's the matter?" Yin Xiu turned his head and looked at Gu Shuyao.

Gu Shuyao asked, "I remember you saying on that day, that you're from Yinhai, and that you live nearby so I'm curious, where is your home?"

Gu Shuyao's sudden question surprised Yin Xiu. He doesn't know if she just asked casually, or if there were some other intention. But Yin Xiu didn't want to mind read and spy on the others' inner thoughts... 

Fortunately, from the look in Gu Shuyao's eyes when she turned her head and looked over, it seemed to be that it was just a casual question. 

"Well I used to live here, but it shouldn't count anymore."

Yin Xiu's answer made Gu Shuyao startled and confused.

What kind of answer is this?

"What do you mean?" Gu Shuyao asked.

Yin Xiu smiled and shook his head, and said, "It's nothing. It's something that happened a long time ago. I used to live here when I was still little, I only came back recently..."

"Oh, so that's the case."

Gu Shuyao naturally couldn't understand the deep meaning behind Yin Xiu's words and just took it for granted. 

Yinhai University occupied a large area so it took seven to eight minutes for the two to arrive at the school cafeteria. 

But at this moment, a voice suddenly sounded from the side.

"Hey, Yaoyao, you actually kept such a secret! How come you already have a boyfriend and not say a word. You are not honest! Hey..."

A boy who seemed to be about 20 years old ran over with a grin. He kept looking up and down Yin Xiu, and nodding his head frequently. 

Seeing this boy who suddenly came out of nowhere, Gu Shuyao was agitated, "Zhaowu, is your skin itchy again? Do you want me to loosen your bones? Hmph, scram!" 

However, despite facing Gu Shuyao's rude scolding, the boy was still smiling as if her words were not targeted at him. It seems that the two of them are really close, otherwise they wouldn't be like this.

"I say Yaoyao, you don't have to be so fierce, do you? I just happened to see you, so I came over to say hello. Who would expect you would bring your boyfriend."

"And how can you treat me like that? We grew up together..." The boy chattered endlessly.

Gu Shuyao was embarrassed and angry. She stared at the boy fiercely, and said coldly: "Get out of here! I'll count; One, two, three..."

As soon as the boy saw Gu Shuyao in a tigress's posture, he hurriedly raised his hand to surrender, "Alright, alright, I'll go right away. Happy now?"

After he finished speaking, the boy ran away quickly. But after taking a few steps, he turned around and shouted at Gu Shuyao: “Ah yes, Yaoyao, how about bringing your boyfriend to a meal? You know… like we can get to know with each other. I'm serious..."


Gu Shuyao's eyes burst out with murderous intent, the boy got so scared that he dared not stay a second longer. 

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