微微一笑很倾城 Chapter Five “A Magnificent Wedding”


Picture above is the official cover of an edition of the novel. It’s their meeting on Zhu Que Bridge. This image was taken from Gu Man’s Taiwanese weibo. All rights belong to her.

A/N: There are a lot of names in this chapter and some future ones. Some which come up more than once I might translate (also if they are funny) but not the very minor ones. (Unless enough people tell me I should.)

[1] 红包: red pockets, money given in celebration as a gift.
[2] Level six exam refers to English level exams students take during university.
[3] 夹裤衩压水花: squeezing (or double layering) underpants (underwear) to press down on (control) splashes. Implies wanting to go to the washroom.
[4] 雪花飘: Snowflakes drifting/floating
[5] 祸水: calamity, can be used to refer to women, especially if they are perceived to “lead” men “astray”.
[6] 瓦列: tiles lying in a row or together
[7] 洞房: bridal room, or the activity of consummating a marriage

Chapter 5 A Magnificent Wedding

At the end, it was the CompSci Faculty that won and officially entered into the Top Four of the University for the semifinals. The people were still happy though Xiao Nai never came and so the females could not help but feel disappointed.

Wei Wei quickly left for the dorm right after the game ended and opened the game. In her friends lists, Yi Xiao Nai He’s icon was lit up. Wei Wei sent a message to him: “Terribly sorry that I’m late”

Yi Xiao Nai He: “No problem, come to the Moon Temple.”

Wei Wei quickly rode her horse to the Moon Temple and was shocked by the sea of people in from of the temple. Thankfully, there were not many inside the temple, just some standing and talking.

Wei Wei walked over to Yi Xiao Nai He’s said: “Why is there so many people?”

Wei Wei didn’t call for any of her own friends. First, she didn’t take this that seriously. Second, she was embarrassed by the quickness of this second wedding.

Yi Xiao Nai He said: “You ask them.”

Wei Wei looked at the others, one of them called Ji Shi Yu said: “Hei hei. Congrats, congrats. I called all the idle people in my sect to come over. Later, when they are all riding after the carriage, it would look very spectacular.”

Another also said: “Our sect also came.”

Ji Shi Yu said: “Everybody is waiting for Nai He’s red packets [1], ha ha ha ha.”

Wei Wei sweated. Outside, there was hundreds of people. If everybody got a red packet, Nai He probably will go bankrupt.

At this time, Wei Wei received a transaction request from Yi Xiao Nai He. In the trade window, there were several pieces of armour. It didn’t even require a close look. Just from the light rays emitting from the pieces, it looked like at least immortal-level. Wei Wei was shocked: “This is?”

Yi Xiao Nai He concisely dropped a bomb: “Betrothal gift.”

Wei Wei started to cry.

Is – is this the rumoured feeling of getting married to a rich guy?

It’s, it’s really just so satisfying.

But Wei Wei quickly cooled down her overheated mind and rejected the trade. These equipment were not cheap and she was shameless enough to freely take somebody else’s things

Yi Xiao Nai He sent another message: “Accept them, you’ll need them for future PK”

Oh, it was like that. Wei Wei thought and came up with an idea. She clicked accept, and then gave him her best piece of equipment, a speed-enhancing ring.

Yi Xiao Nai He sent over a question mark.

Wei Wei said: “Dowry.”

At this side, Wei Wei was faintly blushing. In the last few day, she was used to the mocking from the people in the team and she could now give as good as she got. But her “dowry” and his “betrothal gift” were significantly unequal. Wei Wei embarrassedly added another sentence: “It’s not enough, I’ll make it up later.”

Yi Xiao Nai He sent a smiley face: “Okay.”

And then said: “It would have been fine if it had just been yourself.”

Wei Wei continued to blush.

After the exchange of gifts, the two stood in front of the statue of the Moon God. The system announced: Lu Wei Wei Wei and Yi Xiao Nai He have found mutual love and promise, at the temple of the Moon God, in this world and this lifetime to join together in body, and never leave each other, to forever be together.

The moment this announcement came though, the expected occurred and the World Channel exploded once again.

Wei Wei sat on the marriage sedan as it travelled through the streets and watched as the World Channel was rapidly refreshed. Because the bride didn’t have to walk, Wei Wei had nothing to occupy her and so she took out a Level Six mock exam to do. [2]

All the people were, without exception, discussion the two weddings that occurred within the last three days. Some had good things, others were much more negative. There were even some that were mocking Yi Xiao Nai He for picking up Zhen Shui Wu Xiang’s leftovers. Wei Wei disregarded all those but noted down that person’s ID for later. She decided that every time she met that person, she will chop them down.

There were some amusing comparisons that players made.

World [Jia Ku Cha Ya Shui Hua] [3] :

Groom, Yi Xiao Nai He vs Zheng Shui Wu Xiang, Yi Xiao Nai He wins!

Bride, Lu Wei Wei Wei vs Xiao Yu Yao Yao, Xiao Yu Yao Yao wins!

Wedding spectacle, all that’s needed to be known can be seen from the fireworks, Yi Xiao Nai He dominates!

Immediately, familiar people came up.

World [Yu Gong Pa Shan]: Who says Xiao Yu Yao Yao will win. Our san sao is much stronger than Xiao Yu Yao Yao. If you don’t believe it, let’s PK.

World [Hou Zi Jiu]: Come PK Come PK Come PK Come PK Come PK Come PK Come PK Come PK

Wei Wei laughed so hard she cramped.

The wedding procession was traditionally a slow one so Wei Wei absent-mindedly worked on the mock test and occasionally glanced at the game. Suddenly a passage came up on the World Channel.

World [Xue Hua Piao] [4]: I once saw Yi Xiao Nai He and Xiao Yu Yao Yao together.

World [Calmity 123] [5]: I saw them too, together fighting monsters. It wasn’t that long ago, last week.

World [alexz]: If that’s true, then isn’t it Lu Wei Wei Wei was abandoned by Zhen Shui Wu Xiang, Yi Xiao Na He was abandoned by Xiao Yu Yao Yao and so the two of them with hurt hearts decided to create a family together?

World [Wa Lie] [6] : Then isn’t Yi Xiao Nai He and Lu Wei Wei Wei a pair of revenge lovers?

Nai He and Xiao Yu Yao Yao knew each other? And had teamed up before?

Wei Wei unconsciously bit her ball-point pen.

Even though they were getting married for the PK tournament, but if both of her “husbands” had relationships with the same women, this was very twisted. Wei Wei wasn’t somebody who liked to keep things supressed and straightforwardly asked Nai He: “You know Xiao Yu Yao Yao?”

Nai He returned: “I don’t know.”

Wei Wei hesitated, and typed: “Some people saw you guys together fighting monsters.”

Nai He: “That’s called knowing? Yu Gong added her once. Her techniques were not up to par. I kicked her out.”

Wei Wei: “… …”

Even though she shouldn’t … … but Wei Wei still felt a bit of pleasure = =

The procession took about ten minutes, and then there was the wedding banquet. When she thought about the wedding banquet, Wei Wei bled so much in her heart. When they had gone to the restaurant yesterday, Nai He had taking her along. And then Wei Wei watched helplessly as Nai He ordered the highest level of banquet – the kind that when guests ate, they would get 20% extra health for that day … ..

Why did they have to let so many people eat for free? Wei Wei couldn’t understand. And when she thought about previous weddings, Wei Wei had never eaten for free before … …

It wasn’t just a little bit frustrating ~~~

The whole banquet was a mass of people eating and leaving, and another crowd eating and leaving and then another one eating and leaving … … when it was about nine, the banquet finally finished. Wei Wei and Nai He went into the bridal room under the cheers of the group of friends [7]

When Wei Wei and Zhen Shui Wu Xiang married, 《Dreams of Jianghu》didn’t have the bridal room. It was one of the new activities the system had just released.

When the partners have stayed in the rooms of the male partner for a full fifteen minutes, that was the end of the bridal room “quest”. As a reward, a certain amount of intimacy points were given; after this, the partners could go to the bridal room once a day, for ten minutes, to also increase intimacy level. But that increase was significantly less than the wedding night. There was also increases at anniversaries (which were once a month in the game).

《Dreams of Jianghu》had a sadistic wedding night. The players could not leave the room, could not sit to practice their neigong or make medicine. There were basically two things they could do ––

One, stand and talk.

Two, sit and talk.

So the wedding night was also called “Not covered in blankets purely just conversation.”

But for Wei Wei’s wedding night, there was no talking as well, for when they entered the bridal rooms, Yi Xiao Nai He said: “Please wait, I have to take a call.”

So Wei Wei had to occupy herself in Yi Xiao Nai He’s rooms.

This was the first time Wei Wei had seen Yi Xiao Nai He’s house. Unsurprisingly, his house was the highest level, with multiple rooms and a garden. In comparison, Wei Wei’s house was a storage shack. For firewood.

Because of boredom, Wei Wei started to focus on the Level Six tests again … …

When Wei Wei finished the last reading comprehension question, she raised her head to look at the computer. Nai He had returned. The white-robed musician was astride on his horse and seemed more energetic rather than his usual cool and elegant aura.

“Come up.”

Wei Wei added herself to Nai He’s team. The two of them rode one horse, to the Lake of Tian Shan mountain range, the bottom of the West Lake, the Polar regions, the Penglai Island of the Immortals … … Wei Wei started to realize that something was not quite right. At the beginning, she thought Yi Xiao Nai He had some quest for them to do together, but … …

Wei Wei couldn’t resist asking: “What are we doing?”

Nai He: “Sightseeing.”

“… …”

No wonder they had been going to locations of beauty. Wei Wei sweated for a while and suddenly realized: “Is this … … the honeymoon?”

When she said it, she was also embarrassed. Nai He didn’t deny it. With a change in background scenery, Nai He transported her to the misty top of the mountain. Looking at the mist drifting over the mountain range, almost Paradise-like scenery, Wei Wei suppressed for a while but couldn’t resist saying: “. . . . . . Da Shen, you are too professional.”

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15 thoughts on “微微一笑很倾城 Chapter Five “A Magnificent Wedding””

    1. Wei Wei is so goal-oriented in just wanting to get married. Nai He wants to finish the whole nine-yards. At least Wei Wei had a better “marriage” she-bang this time.

  1. “Yi Xiao Nai He sent a smiley face”

    so… he’s kinda sweet too. i thought cool guys never send a smiley face.
    he’s so sweet, bring his virtual wife for sightseeing (read honeymoon) T.T im so touch!!

  2. thanks a lot—!
    a bit of proofreading…
    ‘and she was shameless enough’ was shameless->was not shameless
    ‘last few day’ day->days
    ‘make it up’->make up for it
    ‘discussion the two weddings’ discussion->discussing
    ‘nai he had taking her along’ taking->taken

    woah, woah, the guy’s smooth—-! and they’re a pretty cute couple! -starting to ship- it’s good that she asked about that suspicious thing! -thumbs up- so funny though, the ensuing reply!

  3. Thanks for the chapter!

    Ahahaha… how odd. I wonder if this is for his reputation, or if this is because he actually has some interest in her.

    Let’s be pessimistic and go for the first for now.

  4. It seems as if he knows who she is in real life. Haven’t read this chapter at this time yet, btw. It’s obvious, or very likely, that the guy who was missing and him are the same. Same names, and he was gone IRL and there in game.

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