“You are wrong. What you should be doing is to ask him to leave me!” Cheng Xiao Xiao casted her a glance, amused.
Ji Jiayi was stunned a little and, her beautiful eyes widened, and she shouted loudly, “You mean, you will stop pestering Big Brother Mo if he leaves you?”
“I never pestered him. And, if you tell him to leave me, all the more I will have no reason to do so.”
“Why?” All of a sudden Ji Jiayi was no longer upset. Baffled, she asked, “Don’t you like Big Brother Mo? You are okay with him leaving you?”
“It’s not a matter of whether I am okay with it or not. If he wants to leave, regardless of whether I want to or not, he will still leave. If he had decided to leave me, even if I didn’t want him to, he’d leave anyway. Why would I want to pester him then?”
“Just like that?” Ji Jiayi was still baffled.
“Yes, just like that.” Cheng Xiao Xiao gave her a slight smile. “If the person does not belong to you, forcing it won’t do me any good. If he’s mine, no one can take him away from me; if someone else could take him away from me, it’s obvious that he is no longer in love with me. For sure I will have no reason to go and pester him.”
“You… you mean I can take him from you?” Ji Jiayi’s eyes widened so much that they were about to pop out of her socket.
The cuteness of the girl in front of her made Cheng Xiao Xiao chuckled. “Yes, as long as you are able to take him away for me, I am okay with that.”
“Xiao Xiao, you are okay with that but I am not. I am not leaving. I don’t care who it is that tries,” said Mo Xuanzun nonchalantly.
Ji Jiayi was stunned. She looked at the man in front of him and cried out, “Big Brother Mo, you sure you don’t want to be with me?”
“Shi Mei Ji, you are kidding. Xiao Xiao is the only one who I want to be with,” said Mo Xuanzun nonchalantly, without so much as giving her a look.
Her little mouth opened and shut. Ji Jiayi, who was radiating just a moment ago dimmed a little. She could feel that he was no longer the Big Brother Mo who doted her in the past.
All of a sudden, she felt that this Big Brother Mo was moving further and further away from her. So far that she would never be able to catch up to him.
Ji Jiayi had no idea why that had happened. Had she not said what she had said, she would for sure still have that doting Big Brother Mo. But the words that she said to Cheng Xiao Xiao earlier placed her in Mo Xuanzun’s list of those he wanted to pull away from.
“Woo woo woo…” Ji Jiayi was but a not fully grown little girl. She couldn’t control her emotions. She covered her face with her hands and ran away crying.
Cheng Xiao Xiao hadn’t expected her to just started crying like that. She looked at the man next to her and said, “Do you want to go and comfort her some?”
“I should be comforting you!” said Mo Xuanzun without a care.
All of the others at the Valley of the Alchemists had an awkward look on them. This was not a matter that they could intervene.
There was nothing that they could say right now that would not be awkward.
“Aye, she’s just a child. She will be fine!” said Old Man Ji dismissively. Then, turning to the two in front of him, he said, “A few of our disciples had gathered outside. It looks like they would like to get to know you better, Miss Cheng. What are your thoughts?”
“That’s fine!” Cheng Xiao Xiao didn’t care how many of them were present.
“You are all young people; it will be nice for you to get to know each other.”
Old Man Ji passed on the words to have disciples waited outside to come into the hall. Other than getting Mo Xuanzun, each and every single one of them were also sizing up this Young Madam Cheng secretly. Most importantly, she has a very special status now.