Seal Cultivation for Self-Improvement Chapter 21.1: A Century-Old Virgin

Last updated on November 13, 2020

Yu Qiu didn’t expect the door would open right away like this, so he hurriedly moved away his line of sight. After all, in his mind, Xiao Chunmian’s room was a young woman’s boudoir. How could he casually look at a girl’s boudoir! 

But in the blink of an eye, he had already seen what could be seen. Xiao Chunmian’s room was quite clean. In the middle of the round table, there was a teapot before several cups. The bookcase at the side had its books arranged neatly and tidily. Then, there was one desk, one bed, and nothing else. 

And Xiao Chunmian was in the middle of the room, sitting upright at the head of the bed, engrossed in refining qi. It was almost sunset, and the orange yellow light coming in through the window seemed rather warm on Xiao Chunmian’s face.

Yu Qiu failed to look away, his gaze affixed on Xiao Chunmian and looking like he wanted to count those long eyelashes.

Not knowing how long he was staring, those long eyelashes suddenly shuddered lightly before lifting up to reveal eyes as bright and clear as limpid autumn waters. Four eyes facing each other, Yu Qiu’s heart panicked, not knowing why he felt particularly guilty.

“Xiao Qiu.” Xiao Chunmian, in contrast, was extremely happy. He didn’t care the slightest about his rudeness. “How come you’re here?”

Upon hearing this, Yu Qiu blushed a little. Yeah, what did he come over for? It was simply because he got something and wanted to give it to the other party. And then he excitedly 1屁颠屁颠 – Actual translation would be “jolting buttocks,” and I think you can imagine why XD came over as if he were presenting a treasure… Looking back on it now, he was clearly the one giving something, so why was he more eager than the one across him who was waiting to receive it? Truly too eager ah.

But even after thinking about it, Yu Qiu still eagerly handed over the flying sword in his hands.

Speaking of flying swords, at first glance, it wasn’t much different from an ordinary sword. But if one looked closely, one could find that its surface was suffused with a little blue light. And carved on top of the sword body was a blue groove that was cold to the touch. Looking again at the light, one could see some exquisite lines on top of it.

Xiao Chunmian reached out and stroked the sword carefully. “This is…”

“I bought it for you!” said Yu Qiu. “Didn’t your previous sword break? Have this ba.”

Xiao Chunmian turned the sword over and over, stroked it several times, then shook his head gently. “This sword is too expensive…”

Yu Qiu didn’t expect that the other party would refuse, so he promptly cut in and said, “What expensive? How would you know it’s expensive? Don’t make blind guesses. I’m giving you this, so accept it.”

Though, it was indeed expensive… Thinking about those more than two hundred low-grade spirit stones, Yu Qiu’s heart still hurt ah.

Xiao Chunmian looked up at him with a faint smile. “You think I can’t tell the value?”

Yu Qiu choked. Not knowing how he should explain it again, he simply acted like a rogue. “Anyways, I bought it just for you. You have to accept it even if you don’t want to. If you insist on not accepting it, this sword will be useless. I’ll take it back and just smash it, and then forget about it.”

“Don’t!”  Xiao Chunmian was obviously a sword lover, so he got anxious when he heard this.

He lowered his head again and stroked the sword. After a while, he came back to his senses. “You bought it just for me?”

Yu Qiu coughed. “Yeah.”

It was unclear whether Xiao Chunmian’s expression was of surprise or joy. He turned the sword over and over several times. “Why buy it for me?”

“Why should there be a reason!” said Yu Qiu. “You are my person. Your sword is broken, of course I should buy you a new one!” The words were uttered, and Yu Qiu found that there seems to be something strange about this sentence.

Sure enough, hearing this, Xiao Chunmian’s originally pleasantly surprised face turned shocked.

“I, I mean… You were led into the path of cultivation by me,” Yu Qiu quickly explained. “I have to be responsible for you… No, I, I mean, I have to cover you2我得罩着你 – To support / to protect / to help you with everything… Expression often used between lovers (●♡∀♡)…”

These words were tossed and turned by him as he spoke, but how come it’s only gotten worse3越描越黑 – literally, the more you touch things, the darker they get.. Yu Qiu thought in his heart: No good, Xiao Chunmian is a young lady; what if she misunderstands?

Thinking about this, Yu Qiu was also anxious. “Anyway, it’s the same thing. You want to accept it, then accept it. If you don’t want to accept it, then give it back to me!”

Saying so, he reached out and tried to grab the sword, wanting to get it back.

“Don’t! I’ll accept, I’ll accept!” Xiao Chunmian also hurriedly reached to grab the sword.

The sword was so long, yet Xiao Chunmian instantly grabbed Yu Qiu’s hand.

Yu Qiu froze, and then his hand was empty. Xiao Chunmian took the sword out of his hand with another hand, but the other hand was still firmly holding Yu Qiu’s hand.

“Since xiao Qiu bought it for me, then of course I have to accept it.” After successfully snatching the sword back, Xiao Chunmian raised his eyes in a smile, only to find that Yu Qiu’s face had become very delicate.

In Yu Qiu’s heart, frightful billows and turbulent waves were rolling over and over.

He was held by a girl! The girl’s hand was quite big, it could wrap around his entire hand… No, that’s not the point! The point is that he was held by a girl!


Translator's Corner
Lizonka: SO. MUCH. FLUFF!!! KYAAA

Lizonka: Damn, Xiao Chunmian’s ML game is too strong… I am being swayed XD
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Lizonka

Getting into Creative Writing for my college course was a pure accident, but thanks to that, I can excuse my excessive reading of danmei novels as "studying" ( •̀ ω •́ )✧

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Kleep

YQ you’re so cute but so dense. The evidence is there 🙈

Thanks for the great translation ♥️

Luke Fairweather

I haven’t read this novel since june, I completely forgot our MC thinks xiao chunmian is crossdressing… I was so happy for a moment: I thought maybe xiao chunmian had confessed or revealed he was gay, and yu qiu was treating chunmian as a viable love interest, someone who could construe late night visits as romantic invitations.

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