A Three Inch Adorable Wife Hidden in the Sleeve of the Chu King

Chapter 57

In the end, it was a bucket of cold water from Xie Xun that sent Chen Sixi out.

Wiping the droplets of water from his face, Chen Sixi hopped in the yard, "Xie Xun, it was just a joke, was that necessary?"

No one paid him any mind, the courtyard door closed with a loud bang.

Chen Sixi glanced at the gloating Yang Ershun beside him and couldn't hold his anger, "Brat, what are you laughing at?"

Yang Ershun made a face at him, "Hahaha...you deserved it!"

Chen Sixi snorted, "You wouldn't understand, it's because we're close. If he didn't care about you, he wouldn't even bother with you!"

Yang Ershun pondered for a moment, then suddenly realized, "No wonder he told me to scram when I called him 'Dad' before. He must see me as his own son."

Chen Sixi: "..."


As Jiang Xiaoxiao's next transformation was approaching, Xie Xun hadn't been going to the academy lately.

He didn't start going to the academy for the sake of studying and advancing his career in the first place, now that people from Yanjing City had come to pick him up, his attendance didn't matter.

Any visitors, including Su Hai and Dean Gu, were prohibited from visiting.

Xie Xun remembered the words of the pharmacist last time, he needed to go early this month.

Although his current residence wasn't far from the pharmacy, Xie Xun couldn't guarantee whether Jiang Xiaoxiao would have an early episode.

To be safe, it was better to get the medicine early.

Upon hearing about the need to fetch the medicine, Jiang Xiaoxiao was completely disheartened.

Xie Xun raised an eyebrow at her, "Are you that scared of taking a medicinal bath?"

"Uh-huh." Jiang Xiaoxiao earnestly nodded her little head, "Very scared, very scared, can I not take it?"

As she spoke, she rushed forward and threw herself into Xie Xun's arms, rubbing her head against his chest.

In reality, Jiang Xiaoxiao didn't understand any of this, she was just recalling the things her third senior brother taught her and picked out some easy-to-learn and potentially useful ones.

Her third senior brother said, it's beneficial for a girl to act a little spoiled in front of a man from time to time.

He also said she was too dull, making her seem like a monk who has seen through the red dust of the world.

Jiang Xiaoxiao hummed in her heart, she wasn't dull at all, she was actually incredibly clever.

Xie Xun looked down.

The young girl was hugging him, her pure white and tender face was close at hand, her eyes watery and innocent.

Xie Xun's breath hitched, "Let go!"

If she kept hugging him, he wouldn't be able to hold back.

Jiang Xiaoxiao didn't understand that hugging him like this would elicit a response in him, she just tightened her arms around his waist, shaking her head vigorously, "No no..."

She continued to rub against him, stirring up a storm within Xie Xun.

Xie Xun reached out, finally managing to pull her out of his embrace.

Looking at the pitiful look in Jiang Xiaoxiao's eyes, Xie Xun couldn't help but laugh, "Little thing, you provoke me and yet expect me to take responsibility, you are..."

"Hmm?" Jiang Xiaoxiao didn't quite understand.

Xie Xun took a deep breath to calm his restless desire, "Didn't you say you wanted to make me happy? If you take a medicinal bath, I'll be happy."

"Oh." Jiang Xiaoxiao, with her head drooping, obediently followed him to fetch the medicine.


Zhang Hengyi had not returned since he descended the mountain last time.

When Xie Xun brought Jiang Xiaoxiao into the shop, he was quietly speaking with the shopkeeper.

Upon seeing Jiang Xiaoxiao, a smile spread across the handsome face of Zhang Hengyi, "How have you been feeling these past few days? Have there been any abnormal changes to your body?"

Jiang Xiaoxiao was surprised that her Senior Brother had descended from the mountain. After recovering from her surprise, she shook her head, indicating that she didn't feel anything.

She rarely fell ill and had a high tolerance for pain. Minor injuries were nothing more than a tickle to her.

"Come here, let me take your pulse," Zhang Hengyi's gaze was gentle.

The Taoist arts consist of five techniques: Mountain, Medicine, Destiny, Appearance, and Divination.

The second, "Medicine," refers to medical skills.

Zhang Hengyi, as the current chief disciple of the Heavenly Master's Mansion, although less talented than Jiang Xiaoxiao, his medical skills could be described as masterful.

Jiang Xiaoxiao took a few steps forward, exposing her wrist and placing it on the small pulse pillow.

Just as Zhang Hengyi was about to take her pulse, Xie Xun's eyes darkened, and he took out a handkerchief from his sleeve and promptly covered Jiang Xiaoxiao's wrist.

Zhang Hengyi was taken aback for a moment, then he couldn't help but chuckle.

Jiang Xiaoxiao didn't understand and asked Xie Xun, "Why cover with a handkerchief?"

Xie Xun replied, "Because covering it will make the diagnosis more accurate."

Jiang Xiaoxiao didn't doubt him and agreed by nodding her head, "Then I'll prepare one in the future."

As Zhang Hengyi was taking her pulse, Xie Xun's gaze was fixed on his hand. His eyes were cold as knives.

Zhang Hengyi withdrew his hand.

Jiang Xiaoxiao hurriedly asked, "Senior Brother, am I better? Can I stop taking medicinal baths?"

Zhang Hengyi spoke softly, "Your body has always been robust, but during this special period, you still cannot stop the necessary medicinal baths."

Upon hearing this, Jiang Xiaoxiao's spirits deflated again.

But soon, she thought of another question, "Senior Brother, since you've descended the mountain, who will deliver food to Junior Uncle?"

Zhang Ding, the old Heavenly Master, has three disciples. Jiang Xiaoxiao had only ever met her master during her many years at the Heavenly Master's Mansion.

Jiang Xiaoxiao's master was the second in line.

Junior Uncle was named Zhang Yichu. He was said to be the most promising successor of the Heavenly Master's Mansion. Not only was he extraordinarily handsome and elegant like a fairy, but his talent was also incredibly exceptional among all male disciples at the Heavenly Master's Mansion.

However, no one knew what had happened, but Junior Uncle had been in seclusion on the back mountain ever since.

When she was on the mountain, Jiang Xiaoxiao was responsible for delivering meals to Junior Uncle.

The day she descended the mountain, she entrusted this task to Senior Brother Zhang Hengyi.

The other disciple of the old Heavenly Master that Jiang Xiaoxiao had never met was her Senior Uncle. Few people on the mountain talked about him, as if his name was taboo.

Jiang Xiaoxiao was not a gossip, and if no one told her, she would not go out of her way to inquire.

"Don't worry, there are so many disciples at the Heavenly Master's Mansion, there will always be someone to take care of Junior Uncle," Zhang Hengyi's voice brought Jiang Xiaoxiao back from her thoughts.

"Junior Uncle's injury... it hasn't healed yet?"

Having been in seclusion for sixteen years, Jiang Xiaoxiao couldn't imagine what kind of injury needed such a long time to heal.

Zhang Hengyi hesitated for a moment.

In fact, he also didn't quite understand the matters of the previous generation. Although he had entered the Heavenly Master's Mansion when he was very young, he was too young then and didn't understand anything.

He only knew that Junior Uncle had entered seclusion the year when little Jiang Xiaoxiao was sent to the Heavenly Master's Mansion, swaddled in her blankets.

Now, sixteen years have passed, and he could no longer recall what Junior Uncle looked like.

At this thought, Zhang Hengyi said, "Last time, I inadvertently heard from my master that my junior uncle is likely to come out of his seclusion soon."


A rare excitement appeared on Jiang Xiaoxiao's usually stoic face.

"Then, when my junior uncle comes out of seclusion, I'll go back to see him."