Chapter 34: Imminent crisis
Leave a Comment / Reborn with My Wife / By Goblin / April 16, 2022
The next day, at 3:00 am in the morning, the alarm clock set by Gu Xia woke him up. He had set the alarm clock very early and placed it not far from his head, so that he could wake himself up without disturbing others.
Not only that, Gu Xia also fell asleep at 9 o’clock last night, just because he was afraid that he would not be able to get up at this time. After a quick wash, Gu Xia took the flashlight he had bought yesterday and ran all the way to the grove.
He could see the lights lit at the door of the building from a distance. The lights were dim, but in Gu Xia’s eyes, it looked quite warm. As he walked through the dark woods by himself, everything seemed a little spooky. After all, it was pitch black all around and although there was a flashlight with him, he just ran through there very quickly on purpose.
"Boy, you’re quite early, okay, come with me!"
A sudden voice startled Gu Xia, and when he looked closely, it turned out that it was his master, Xu Fan, sitting at the door.
"Go do the horse stance first. If you can do that long enough, I’ll teach you something else. Stand up, keep your back straight, your arms straight forward, and your eyes looking straight ahead. That’s right. That’s it." Xu Fan pointed to the wooden pole beside him.
Gu Xia stood on the wooden pole with gritted teeth, steadied his feet, and swallowed nervously, because at some point his master had put a stick of incense under his butt. If he didn’t stand up and sat down, it would mark a tragic end for his chrysanthemum.
"Master, how long do I have to stand?" Gu Xia asked, with a trembling voice.
"Let’s stand for the duration of this incense stick today. If you can’t persist until the incense burns out, you’re done with this, hehe~" Xu Fan said with a smile.
Gu Xia swallowed his saliva and continued to stand. He was determined to do this. If he couldn’t even hold on for a duration of a stick of incense, then how could he expect to learn martial arts?
At a certain international airport in the United States. As one of the largest airports in the world, it was very grand. Tu Sisi walked out of the airport and took a deep look towards the southeast, where her family and lovers were. ‘Wait for me!’
"Sisi, you are here."
A handsome young man of seventeen or eighteen years old in a black suit called out to her.
"Hu Chao, why are you here?" Tu Sisi asked in surprise.
"Of course I’m here. Wasn’t it my dad who contacted Professor Smith? If I’m not here, how can you go to Professor Smith’s place, where ordinary people can’t get in. Let’s go, get in the car first." Hu Chao Said with a smile.
"So that’s the case, I was wondering how my dad got in touch with a specialist in the US? So it’s your dad’s contact! But why are you here?" Tu Sisi said suddenly.
"You’re here, why won’t I come? We studied together in junior high and high school. You came abroad for treatment and study, I will definitely accompany you!" Hu Chao said affectionately.
"Hu Chao, I understand what you mean, but I already have someone I like. You are a good person and you can find girls who are much better than me." Tu Sisi said with a complicated expression, and she immediately regretted it after saying that. She remembered what Hu Chao did in her previous life, she knew what kind of person he was, so after her rebirth she has always avoided him.
But how could she change what she had already said? ‘I really hope he doesn’t do that in this life!’
"There’s a person you like? Why don’t I know that? It seems that a lot of things happened to you this summer! But it doesn’t matter, I like you. As long as I can be by your side, I will be satisfied." Hu Chao said affectionately.
"Hah…" Tu Sisi sighed in her heart.
After Tu Sisi went to the United States, Hu Chao had already arranged everything for her, so she didn’t need to spend much effort. Although she didn’t want to have too much contact with Hu Chao, and didn’t want to accept his arrangement. But when she thought that she was unfamiliar with this place, she decided to live there for a few days. ‘After I get familiar with this place and meet Professor Smith, I will move out a few days later.’
In a high-rise building in the central area of New York, Hu Chao was standing on the 40th floor, holding a glass of red wine in his hand, squinting and looking down.
"Come in. Did you find it? "Hu Chao spoke up after a sip of red wine. (G: Drama!)
A middle-aged man in a suit walked in and said, "Young master, it has been checked. Miss Tu has been very close to a person named Gu Xia recently, and this Gu Xia has also been to Miss Tu’s house. As for whether Miss Tu likes him, it’s not very clear, but the relationship between the two is pretty good. And Gu Xia’s family is ordinary, they have no special background. I don’t understand why Miss Tu would like him?"
Hu Chao finished drinking the red wine in one gulp, the corners of his mouth rose, and he said with a smile, "How can Sisi fall in love in just one short summer? Haha~ Uncle Long, you know what to do and make sure to do it cleanly."
"Yes, I will make Gu Xia disappear completely. What about his family?" Uncle Long asked.
"Forget it, just get rid of him." Hu Chao waved his hand and said, as if in his eyes killing a person and a family, was like stepping on a group of ants.
But this was also true. The Hu family was indeed a behemoth. Hu Chao’s father, Hu Yong, went abroad for business when he was young. He was lucky and accumulated a lot of wealth. Then he began to get involved in the real estate, entertainment industry, and even the underground forces, which made him more and more powerful. And his industry had now also developed in the United States.
Hu Chao lived with his grandparents in Jiangbei since he was a child, and studied there. Since junior high school, he had liked Tu Sisi and regarded Tu Sisi as his property. In the past, many people who pursued Tu Sisi were secretly taught a lesson by him. As a result, no one had dared to pursue Tu Sisi anymore.
At that moment, Gu Xia didn’t know of the danger that was coming. He was squatting with sweat on his forehead. He didn’t know how long it took for a stick of incense to burn. But he was hanging on with all his might.
Behind Gu Xia, Xu Fan watched him persist. In fact, the incense had already burned out. A stick of incense was about half an hour, and Gu Xia had been squatting for almost an hour. Xu Fan couldn’t help but smile. This silly boy has perseverance and patience, and Xu Fan was very satisfied. In fact, the most important thing in martial arts was not talent, but perseverance!
It was because his son couldn’t hold on, so he went into business. Although his grandson persevered, his aptitude was average. Thinking of this, Xu Fan couldn’t help sighing in his heart.
"Master, is it alright?" Gu Xia was really at his limit. He felt that he could no longer feel his feet, and they were already numb.
"Okay, you can come down!"
Xu Fan knew that Gu Xia was at the end of his rope. After all, it was his first time doing a horse stance. It was already quite good that he was able to do it for so long.
"Hoo! It hurts."
Gu Xia’s legs softened, and he sat directly on the ground on his butt. He couldn’t help crying out in pain. The pole was nearly thirty centimeters from the ground, and it would definitely hurt if someone fell directly.
Gu Xia sat on the ground while panting, his hands and feet were sore and painful, and he kept shaking.
"Okay, get up quickly, take off your clothes and go into that wooden barrel, your performance today was only so-so. So I just prepared a barrel of medicinal soup for you to soak it in. Now the time is just right, the effect of the medicine is starting to take effect. So go in quickly, or the effects of the medicine will run out." Xu Fan pointed at the big wooden barrel in the house, deliberately looked at him with a look of disgust for his uselessness, and provoked him.
Gu Xia heard his words and couldn’t help but rub his nose with a wry smile, it really wasn’t enough! It seems that he really had to work harder, and must last longer tomorrow than today!
After all, who doesn’t like to last longer. (G: There’s a pun here.)
Gu Xia secretly gritted his teeth and said to himself that he must try even harder to satisfy his master, otherwise he won’t be able to live up to his master’s expectations.
Gu Xia walked to the wooden barrel and looked at the dark concoction, which exuded a strong and pungent smell of traditional Chinese medicine. The concoction seemed to be very hot, and it was bubbling continuously.
Gu Xia looked back at his master and found him staring his way, and said awkwardly, "Master, can you turn your head first?"
"Hmph! Stinky boy, you’re still acting shy." Xu Fan snorted with a smile, then turned his head to look outside.
Gu Xia quickly undressed and stepped into the wooden barrel.
"Wahh… it hurts!"
As soon as Gu Xia sat down, there was a burning tingling sensation all over his body, as if his whole body was being pierced by needles.
"Your age is quite advanced, so I prepared medicinal soup that stimulates your muscles and bones, don’t waste it."
Gu Xia heard his master’s words, resisted the urge to jump out, gritted his teeth and insisted.
Gu Xia didn’t know anything about the pot of medicinal soup he was soaking in. But, if other martial arts practitioners knew about it, they would definitely rush in with red eyes.
Not to mention the preciousness of the formula, the medicinal materials used for it alone cost hundreds of thousands. And it was only the price of a barrel, which could only be used once.
If Gu Xia knew it, he would truly understand the saying that has been passed down since ancient times, "The poor study, the rich learn martial arts".