Chapter 188: Yue Lao
Mo Li and Quan Yu followed the old man and walked down the mountain. They finally arrived at a small village after descending a large slope. The village was located at the foot of the mountain. There were a few houses scattered about. The houses were old and primitive, some were built with bricks. All the houses were dark, only the old man’s place had light from a tungsten lamp.
“The house is newly renovated so it’s heated at night! But there’s only 2 bedrooms available. Let me check my granddaughter’s bedroom, I hope it’s not locked. If it is, I’m afraid you two will have to sleep together in the other room.” The old man tried the door and then turned to smile at Mo Li and Quan Yu. “I’m sorry, it’s locked. You’ll have to squeeze in the other room. There are 2 beds in there though.”
Mo Li opened the door and she was speechless. There were indeed 2 bed but one of them was a baby’s bed. Mo Li turned back to the old man. “Sir, you didn’t really expect one of us to squeeze into a baby’s bayonet, do you?”
“Well, this is my son and his wife’s room. The small bed is for their baby.” The old was grinning mischievously. “You can drop the act now. I might be old but I’m not senile. You two aren’t uncle and niece. Are you two eloping? In any case, since you’re going to be husband and wife, you can share the same bed! It’ll be fine.”
The old man definitely watched too much drama in his free time…
Mo Li turned back to look at the room. The baby’s bed was just one of her problems. The room was decorated like a marital suite. There was red everywhere. There were rose petals on the bed and even the light was covered in red shade… It was just awkward.
Mo Li had to ask, “Sir, this room…” Based on what the old man said, his son was already married so why was the room decorated like this?
The old man laughed. “Oh, my son and his wife is coming back next week. I thought to prepare this room for them. This old man want to have another grandchild! Ha ha ha!”
“Then we definitely cannot infringe on you. Sir, you can just find us two blankets and we’ll sleep in the living room, it’s just one night after all.” After knowing the story behind it, Mo Li didn’t want to ruin the room.
“No way!” The old man denied it. “You’re my guests, I can’t have you sleeping on the floor! Plus, I can always replace the bedding and flowers in the room. Don’t worry about it!”
Mo Li was about to say something more but the old man cut in, “If the other villagers find out I have my guests sleep on the floor, I wouldn’t dare to show my face around the village anymore.”
“But…” Mo Li and Quan Yu were not an eloping couple and Mo Li didn’t like to have physical contact with others.
“No buts!” The old man said as he pushed the two into the room.
“Our village is quite isolated so we do not have guests that often. As you can see, my family has left home and normally I’m all alone. My wife has left for the heavens long time ago. You two are my treasured guests so stop rejecting me.”
Mo Li’s heart warmed. The old man didn’t care about their identities and the fact that he found them stranded in the forest. He chose to trust them without hesitation. Such kindness couldn’t be found in the city anymore. If Mo Li rejected him further, it would be impolite on her part!
Quan Yu though was very pleased. The man was like Yue Lao, the Chinese God of marriage. Quan Yu nodded and smiled. “Sir, we are thankful that you are giving us a place to stay for the night. Thank you so much!”