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Natsu Hyuuga

The Apothecary Diaries: Volume 7 (Light Novel)

  • Tran Chiemhas quoted8 months ago
    Finally he managed, “Now listen to me, y—I mean, Maomao! Listen close! I am going to make you my wife!”
  • weila059has quoted7 months ago
    He took a sip from the pitcher by the bedside in an effort to bring down the flush.

    “For you, I will remove every obstacle that keeps us apart. One day. Just know that.” With that, Jinshi buried himself under the covers. “I won’t let what you fear come to pass. I swear it.”
  • Kathleen Syhas quoted4 months ago
    Finally he managed, “Now listen to me, y—I mean, Maomao! Listen close! I am going to make you my wife!”
  • weila059has quoted7 months ago
    “So I should be clear, should I? Unequivocal? I should say what I mean? If I did, would you actually listen to me? Is that what you’re telling me? I’m going to hold you to that! Right this minute. I’ll say it all. Don’t plug your ears—listen to me!” He grabbed her hands as she was in the process of trying to put her fingers in her ears.

    He took a breath. He was looking at Maomao, but somehow he seemed almost embarrassed.

    Finally he managed, “Now listen to me, y—I mean, Maomao! Listen close! I am going to make you my wife!”
  • nunezivonne16has quoted3 months ago
    can see why Sir Luomen looks so harassed all the time. I can practically even understand how our honored strategist must feel!”

    Maomao’s ears started ringing. Jinshi was tired; she knew that. He had nowhere to vent his frustrations, and he had a great many frustrations to vent, and on top of that he was suffering from lack of sleep. Any other time, he might have taken more care. Might have known not to say what he said. Yet said it he had.

    Strangely, it wasn’t the mention of the strategist that upset Maomao the most. It was the name Luomen that kept reverberating in her mind. Today she’d had that rarest of things, a difference of opinion with her father. Jinshi had seized on it.

    Maybe he wasn’t the only one who was tired. Maomao hadn’t been sleeping so well herself. And at last she exploded.

    “You’re forever telling me I need to use my words, Master Jinshi, but are you in any position to criticize? Everything you say to me, everything you do, it’s like it’s calculated to save you from ever having to actually say
  • blinkkathhas quoted3 months ago
    riticize? Everything you say to me, everything you do, it’s like it’s calculated to save you from ever having to actually say what you mean! To make me figure it all out! You know, you remind me of someone. You act exactly like a man who used to come by our brothel all the time. He was in love with one of the girls, but he would never just come out and say it. He thought it should be obvious from the way he acted. He was so sure he had a good thing going with this woman that he never sent her so much as a letter. I remember how forlorn he looked when someone else swooped in and snatched her away! He kept coming to the brothel after that—to get drunk and whine to the ladies. Well, in my opinion, he could have avoided all that heartbreak if he’d told the woman how he felt. Clearly, unequivocally, so that she knew where they stood. It was the least he could have done!”
    Everything came out in a torrent. She felt like she’d said it all in one breath. It was strange, she thought, to hear so many words come out of her own mouth. She was mystified. Jinshi was no less startled, but the shock soon left his face, replaced by something else. He got up off the bed and stared down at Maomao.
    Shit. Now I’ve done it. She’d given him a piece of her mind, and he was about to give her one back.
    “So I should be clear, should I? Unequivocal? I should say what I mean? If I did, would you actually listen to me? Is that what you’re telling me? I’m going to hold you to that! Right this minute. I’ll say it all. Don’t plug your ears—listen to me!” He grabbed her hands as she was in the process of trying to put her fingers in her ears.
    He took a breath. He was looking at Maomao, but somehow he seemed almost embarrassed.
    Finally he managed, “Now listen to me, y—I mean, Maomao! Listen close! I am going to make you
  • Lisahas quoted5 months ago
    “If anything, I think he’s avoiding ladies whose status is too high,” the doctor said, looking somehow pleased to know this. “Pick someone of high status, and there’s every chance she’ll just be angling to make him her husband.”
    Jinshi was twenty, a year older than Maomao, and he looked older still. Certainly a reasonable age to find himself a wife or consort. Indeed, it was starting to seem odd that he hadn’t.
    “With that face of his, the wrong person could make his life a living nightmare,” the doctor said.
    As Maomao had suspected, then. En’en could be warped in her own particular ways, but she was unstintingly devoted to her mistress. She wouldn’t pull anything outrageous with Jinshi. She was so dedicated to Yao, in fact, that it was written plainly on her face that she had no interest in taking up this position. How rude of her.
    “Word is that Maomao was in the running...” The physician glanced outside, where a freak with a monocle was pressed up against the window. Evidently he was back from his hiatus. Everyone seemed to be used to him by now. “...but some highly ranked individual insisted she wasn’t fit for the position, so she was dropped from consideration.”
  • Lisahas quoted5 months ago
    the paperwork. This man seemed good enough at his task, and on top of that, he never looked at Jinshi like he had any funny business in mind. All Jinshi needed was for the guy to do a decent job until Basen got back.
  • Soph Ahas quotedyesterday
    When Suiren began speaking of consorts, there was only one person Jinshi thought of. He knew she considered the whole idea nothing but trouble. It might have been one thing had she been the cloistered daughter of some well-to-do family, but for someone who had the means to support herself already and live her own life, being Jinshi’s consort could only be suffocating.
  • hnnykwinnhas quoted7 days ago
    “Be that as it may, you’re right that with things as they stand, making you my wife could only harm you. Neither of us wants that.”
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