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Shu YouLian was startled. Her gaze at him was increasingly more soul-sucking.
Zi You clearly saw the two’s interaction, but she pretended to know nothing. “Grandfather, why don’t we go to the burning tower to guess riddles?”
The ancient Mid-Autumn Festival’s burning tower was made of broken bricks, tiles, tree branches and hay. It was a round kiln shape and was hollow in the middle. It would be burned at the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival and there would be a burning tower competition. The redder and fiercer it burned, the better and more prosperous the year.
Under the Mid-Autumn moon, lots of lanterns were hung in public places. People gathered together to guess the riddles written on the lanterns.
Because it was an activity that young men and women love, romantic rumors and stories frequently spread. So guessing Mid-Autumn lantern riddles meant trying to find a romantic partner.
But Zi You was only twelve years old and she was going with her grandfather. Others would not suspect that she had an ulterior motive.
Old General Mu was agreeing to Zi You when he heard “Ah!” He turned and saw Shui YouLian bent at the waist, gasping and out of breath. She crumpled onto the ground.
“Ah!” Zi You exclaimed with a hand over her mouth. “YouLian…”
At this time, Mu YingRui stepped forward and picked Shui YouLian up.
Success! Zi You secretly laughed. The next half was going to count on you, Shui YouLian. I hope you won’t let me down.
Zi You’s heart was happy, but face was filled with anxiety. She ran over to Mu YingRui and cried, “Father, quickly bring her into the house. She has asthma and can’t by in the wind.”
Mu YingRui didn’t bid his father goodbye. He carried Shui YouLian and ran to his study that was closest to the garden.
Zi You quickly took her leave and followed her father to the study.