Chapter 12: If you touch him again, I’ll kill you immediately! (1)
“Young lad, don’t look at me like this.”
That old man said, “I’ll tell you what happened. I heard that Lin Residence had lost an important runaway and there were yamen runners in the afternoon in town who held arrest warrants, checking each house. Whoever reported seeing the person would be rewarded ten gold and this patient looks exactly like the runaway on the poster.”
The doctor couldn’t help but shake his head and sighed. “I knew that the two arrogant idlers in Lin Residence were overbearing and dominant. When I saw how badly injured this brother was, I couldn’t bear to expose the two of you guys and bring you guys to them. But since the servants of Lin Residence had searched the town twice already, I don’t dare to keep you guys here anymore; there is a donkey cart at home which I can gift to you guys, so quickly leave tonight with him.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao felt a bit shameful. She viewed him as a dangerous person when he was in fact, the opposite. She wanted to exchange the donkey cart with her money, but the old man rejected her offer. But he didn’t have a valid excuse, so he accepted very little medical fee from her.
Zhou Xiaoxiao carried Yu Xingzhi onto the donkey cart and placed a thick layer of blanket over him, leaving the fur and sled dogs from the mountain in the courtyard.
The young man scratched his head, embarrassed when he saw the tiger skin. “Father, I’ll drive them to the village entrance.”
The old man said, “That fine. If someone asks about this, just say that Zhangjia Village’s Wang Da has epilepsy and invited me over to take a look.”
The young man drove them far away from the village and Zhou Xiaoxiao bid him farewell on the ancient road.
She looked back while driving the donkey cart, to see a young man waving his hands, smiling and revealing his white straight teeth in the dark.
The donkey cart slowly spent an entire night on the gloomy ancient road. It was a cold, lonely, and quiet night as usual. But because she had someone to accompany her, it didn’t feel as deserted anymore.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao sat in the front and moved the curtains to the side to see how Yu Xingzhi was doing from time to time.
Whenever Yu Xingzhi was awake, he would gaze at her with his bright eyes.
Zhou Xiaoxiao subconsciously laughed and patted the bag containing all sorts of treasures on her back. She thought of Yu Xingzhi who was in a stable condition now and felt her nervousness slowly fading.
She softly hummed a song and watched as the east turned gradually pale white and the splendor of the morning glow spread over the ground.
“Not far from here is Qiong City and Lin Family’s ancestral home is there. His family has a lot of powers within the city, so we mustn’t go into the city; which means we have to go around the path and probably spend a night outside again.” When the donkey cart got on the official road, Zhou Xiaoxiao said towards the city in the distance.
At this time, she faintly heard concentrated horse hooves galloping on the ground and she looked back to see a group of people chasing them.
They were aiming for them!
Zhou Xiaoxiao was surprised and urged the donkey to go as quickly as it could. Nevertheless, how could a donkey win against a horse? In a few seconds, she could faintly hear them say, “Stop! Don’t think of running!” She was incomparably anxious, but didn’t know what to do except to whip the donkey’s back.
At this time, the curtains behind her were moved to the side and a pale white hand reached over and grabbed the reins.
While Zhou Xiaoxiao was astonished, Yu Xingzhi grabbed the reins with one hand and grabbed her collar on the other hand, tossing her towards the bushes by the road.
Zhou Xiaoxiao felt the world spinning.
She rolled down the slope and grunted, her head clearly dizzy.
When she finally grasped what happened, she heard horses galloping by with people on top of it, chasing the donkey cart.
Maybe it was because they were further in distance before, but they didn’t notice that the driver had changed and even her, who had been tossed out of the cart midway.