MTL - Ci Jinzhi

C.11 Spirit monkeyAug 11, 2023

Chapter 11 Spirit Monkey

"Miss, do you still remember, that's where you fell." In front of the two guards, Xiao Lian pointed to a place and said euphemistically.

The mountain cherry blossoms have withered, and there is a snow-blue rhododendron blooming there, which is dazzlingly beautiful under the bright sun.

Xin You took a step forward.

"Girl!" Xiao Lian pulled her nervously.

The two guards could not help but sound a reminder.

"Don't worry, I won't get close." Xin You no longer moved forward, but leaned forward slightly and looked down.

Although Qianying Mountain is not high, it is also dense with grass and lush trees. This sight is dizzying.

Xin You listened carefully, and there was a faint sound of splashing water.

"Is there a waterfall down there?"

It was a guard who answered: "Yes. The waterfall merged into a deep pool, connected to the river. At the beginning, I couldn't find the cousin girl, and I thought she would be washed away by the water. The little ones followed the current to find it far away."

This is also the reason why people from Shaoqing Mansion did not find Kou Qingqing at the bottom of the cliff, and later found Xin You in Xiaoshan Village, and they had no doubts.

"It seems that the jade pendant was lost after I fell." Xin You showed some hesitation on her face, and then turned resolute, "Go down the cliff and have a look."

The guard who answered earlier tried to dissuade: "Cousin girl, there is no way to go down this side. You have to make a detour to enter from the other side. This detour will be far away, and the road is not easy to walk."

Another guard followed: "Yes, Cousin, you are the body of a thousand gold, you can't afford to bump into small ones, and it will be even more dangerous if you encounter long worms and wild boars."

Xin You glanced at Xiaolian.

Xiao Lian directly stuffed the two with a handful of gold leaves.

The two guards were nearly blinded by the golden leaves in the sun, and the words to stop them were stuck in their throats, unable to speak.

"Two big brothers, work hard and help our girl."

"Oh, although it's not easy to walk down the mountain, I walked back and forth several times in the past few days, but I'm familiar with it..." A guard's eyes were still a little straight, and he didn't even realize what he said.

The other guard didn't dare to speak up, but he really couldn't refuse the golden leaf.

Is this a handful of gold leaf? No, this is obviously a beautiful daughter-in-law that can be had immediately!

"The cousin girl pays attention to her feet when she walks, and she must walk behind us."

The four went down the mountain, Xiao Lian woke up the driver who was dozing off with his eyes closed, and stuffed another piece of silver.

The coachman was much more straightforward than the two guards, and said with a smile: "Biao girl try to come back as soon as possible."

Perhaps people rely on comparison to feel happy. The two guards thought about the coachman's new broken silver, and then thought about the gold leaf they got, and they were full of energy and walked like flying.

It took a lot of effort to detour, and Xin You finally got a glimpse of the scenery at the bottom of the cliff.

Into the eyes are deep and light green and colorful wild flowers. The waterfall hanging on the mountain wall flows straight down, splashing countless pieces of jade on the stone, and then merges into the rippling pool.

Looking farther away, the rivers that connect with the lake are rushing away, nourishing many mountain people.

Xin You looked around, and suddenly caught a glimpse of a black shadow approaching.

One of the guards reacted quickly and swung his stick at the shadow.

The black shadow rolled on the spot to avoid the stick, making a creaking sound.

"It's you **** again!" The guard saw the black shadow's true appearance, and raised his stick to beat him with a dark face.

The monkey ran far away nimbly, but did not leave. It squeaked at several people and made the two guards curse.

Xin You heard something and asked the two of them, "Have you seen this monkey before?"

"Yes. That day when I made a detour to look for a cousin girl, this beast came out to make trouble. Seeing that we ignored it, he even threw wild fruits at people."

Another guard touched his shoulder, getting angrier.

That day, he was hit by a fruit on the shoulder, and the juice splashed a piece, and he couldn't even wash it off.

"Cousin girl wait a moment, the little one will catch and skin this beast first, lest it make trouble again."

"Forget it, it's a creature anyway, and it's a waste of time to worry about it." Xin You pointed, "Please bother you to search along the river, I'll take Xiaolian to search near this pool.

The two guards looked at each other and thought the arrangement was not bad.

The bottom of the mountain is rugged, if this cousin girl follows them everywhere, even if she just sprained her ankle, it will be difficult to explain, she might as well just stay where she is.

And they were also happy and relaxed. At that time, the cousin girl couldn't find a single living person. Could they still find a small jade pendant? For the sake of the gold leaf, just go around and come back to do business.

"What if this beast hurts the cousin girl?" Although he agreed with Xin You's arrangement, the appearance of the monkey made the guards dare not leave just like that.

Xin You took the wooden stick from the guard's hand, and said in a relaxed tone, "Xiao Lian and I will be injured by a monkey? You don't have to worry, hurry up and help me find the jade pendant. If you can't find it, it's fine." Let’s go back sooner after we’ve made up our minds.”

The two guards stopped hesitating when they heard this, and went forward along the direction of the river.

Watching them walk away, Xiao Lian whispered: "I've searched here a long time ago..."

Xin You turned his gaze to the squeaking monkey, with an inexplicable expression: "Maybe there is still a corner that I haven't found."

For some reason, the appearance of this monkey gave her a premonition that she would find Miss Kou.

Perhaps because of this scene, it reminded her of the monkey-related story her mother told her.

Finding Xinyou looking at it, the monkey rushed over.

"Girl be careful!" Xiao Lian didn't think too much about it, and subconsciously stood in front of Xin You, but felt a strong tug on her wrist, and her whole body was pulled aside.

"Don't worry, it shouldn't have any intention of hurting anyone." Xin You looked at the monkey rushing forward and said warmly.

Xiao Lian didn't think so, and stared at the monkey nervously: "But it hit people with wild fruits before."

"It doesn't have it now." Xin You looked at the monkey dancing in front of her eyes, and asked in her heart, "Do you want to tell us something?"

The monkey seemed to understand, and squeaked and ran out for a certain distance. When he turned his head and saw Xinyou standing still, he yelled again.

Seeing it like this, even Xiao Lian had a bold guess: "Isn't it going to lead us somewhere—"

Speaking of this, Xiao Lian was stunned for a moment, and her face changed drastically: "Girl, is it a girl?"

She couldn't believe it, but her heart was confused. She was afraid that the monkey would hurt people before, but now she rushed over regardless.

Seeing Xiaolian move, the monkey turned around and ran forward again, jumping a few times and hugging a tree.

It was a tree rooted on the cliff, with a crown like a cover and luxuriant branches.

"Zhizhi—" the monkey hung on the tree and yelled at the two of them.

Xiao Lian was puzzled, and looked at Xin You: "What does this monkey... mean?"

She thought the monkey was spiritual and would lead her to find the girl, but instead ran up the tree.

Xin You looked up at the tree, her heart sank: "Perhaps, it let us climb the tree."

"Climbing a tree?" Xiao Lian was taken aback, "But we don't know how to climb trees!"

"I can."

Xiao Lian suddenly looked at Xin You, thinking she heard it wrong: "You said yes, what will it be?"

Xin You wiped her hands on her dress, trotted a few steps, jumped up and hugged the tree trunk, and climbed up neatly. Then she lowered her head and answered Xiao Lian's words: "I can climb trees."

Seeing a lot of bubbling old readers is like seeing old friends, very happy.

(end of this chapter)