Chapter 1: When you can’t be a Man, you can only be of use to a Married Woman (1)
Amidst the bitterly cold winter of the twelfth lunar month, snowflakes began to flutter down from the sky.
There was a summertime villa located in the hollow of the brilliant snow-covered mountains used by a wealthy family.
The villa which should’ve been uninhabited in the winter was filled with people’s shadows.
Aunt Li tucked her hand into the sleeves of her cotton clothes, shrank her neck back from the cold and rank into the kitchen.
“Come and do some work after evading work all day. Grandpa needs his water soon, so quickly prepare the water.”
A figure with messy hair and a dirty face sat on top of the pile of firewood.
The person have a lifeless look in his eyes, his hair was messily combed into two buns, and rice straws were disorderly weaved into his hair. His face was tanned from the sun, and there are two thick red scabs on his face like most of the hunters in the region. His messy hair, dirty face, and the scab made it impossible to figure out his original appearance.
She jumped down from the haystack without uttering a word and uncovered two large lids off the pots located in the rear of the room. Then, she completely filled the barrels that were over two and a half humans tall.
She slipped a pole through the two barrels and carried the pole on her shoulder. She passed through the snowing courtyard and followed along the corridor to the East Wing.
Although she was thin, she walked fast and steadily. The weight of the two buckets of water seemed to weigh nothing to her.
A handsome and young servant boy came out from the East Wing room and nodded his head at her, “A’Juan, come in.” The servant girl lowered the shoulder pole and carried a barrel of water in each hand as she walked into the room lightly.
“This girl has a lot of strength, but unfortunately she’s stupid,” the servant boy said as he clicked his tongue in dismay.
The East Wing was connected to the chamber and that room was where their master bathed. In the center of the room, there was a beautifully carved bath bucket, soap, towel, screen, and many other items. Spirals of smoke rise from the bathing area, everything in the room was exquisite.
The Dujuan lowered the bucket, a pair of clear and bright eyes below her mob of messy bang looked around. If someone else was in this room, they would be surprised by how different the stupid girl appeared to be right now; she was quick and graceful compared to how she usually appeared.
No one knew that three months ago, Zhou Xiaoxiao had transmigrated here from the 21st century. In mere seconds, Dujuan who had been stupid for over 10 years, was enlightened. Everything in the past sixteen years had suddenly become clear to her at once.
The two souls merged into one, Zhou Xiaoxiao received both their memories. At first, she was often confused about whether she was Xiaoxiao who had transmigrated into Dujuan’s body or if she was Dujuan who just happened to awaken with Xiaoxiao’s memory.
It took her three months’ time to get used to it.
Zhou Xiaoxiao poured the hot water into the tub as she listened to the sound of whipping and scolding from the room next door. She secretly thought the people from ancient times are crazy, once I find an opportunity, I must secretly leave this place and find a different way to survive.
At this moment, the servant boy from before entered the room and said impatiently, “Why are you dawdling? Quickly pour the boiling water into the tub. The master will have to take a bath after he sweats. If you offend our master, don’t implicate me.”
He instructed Zhou Xiaoxiao to move to the side of the tub and pour in some cold water to adjust the temperature.
Zhou Xiaoxiao lowered her gaze and put on a foolish and blank expression before acting according to his instructions.
As she busied herself, the door linked to the chamber was pushed open.
A tall and sturdy man with his upper body exposed dragged a man riddled with scars inside the room as he strode in. The person who just came in was Lin Bingren from the Lin Residence. He flung the man that was riddled with lash marks onto the ground and grabbed his hair.
The man was forced to raise his face and even though he was cut a sorry figure, one can still clearly see his jade-like cheeks and beautiful brows.
Zhou Xiaoxiao pretended to be stupid and slowly exited the room. As soon as she closed the door, she was able to see from the corners of her eyes that Lin Bingren forcefully pushing the man’s head into the bathtub. He scolded, “If you still won’t agree with me, then don’t blame me for handing you over to my second brother to be straightened out. Your appearance fits his taste perfectly. At that time, no matter if you called for the heavens or the earth for help, no one will be able to help you. You won’t even be able to be a man anymore; you can be only of use for married women. Don’t regret it then!”
Zhou Xiaoxiao closed the door and returned to the kitchen with her head lowered. She laid down on the pile of firewood and cursed in her heart. The two brothers are really perverts! It’s such a pity for such a handsome guy to fall in the hands of the two brothers. It was very likely that he won’t have many days left to live.
The Lin Family is a large and influential family, and many of them hold influential official positions.
Among them is the master of this house, Lin Yuanmao. He was a graduate of the Marital Arts University’s and he was the crown prince’s teacher. He held a large amount of power in the royal court. The residence located on top of this mountain in Lintong City was the old official residence of the Lin Family, but it still holds a special purpose now.