Chapter 15: You risked yourself to save me from shame and humiliation (1)
Lin Bingzhi used his family power and arrogantly dominated the small town there. He would put on a strong appearance on the outside, but truthfully, he was just like a hollow straw bag on the inside. His ruthlessness and fierceness can’t even compete to his older brother’s.
At this moment, with the cold dagger resting on his neck, he was scared to the point that both his legs were shaking. He could help be continued to beg for mercy.
Both his father and older brother knew that Lin Bingzhi was fragile and weak by nature, so they never gave him any important things for this to do. As a result, he ended up as a good for nothing.
This time, Lin Bingren had secretly tortured Yu Xingzhi and left him here in this manor. Afterwards, bandits invaded the manor and he lost Yu Xingzhi, the person whom he had secretly kidnapped from Jingdu.
In a moment of desperation, he could only mobilize the guards from his old manor in the city to hunt him down. But who would’ve expected that the good for nothing Lin Bingzhi would accidentally catch him instead?
When Lin Bingzhi caught him, he didn’t immediately hand Yu Xingzhi over. The first reason was because he wanted to satisfy his lust and the second reason was because he wanted to torture and question him himself. This way, he would be able to earn some respect from his father and elder brother.
He concealed the news that he had caught Yu Xingzhi, as a result, he was taken advantage of by Zhou Xiaoxiao since no one knew.
Zhou Xiaoxiao tied Lin Bingzhi up and blocked his mouth with a rag. Then she untied Yu Xingzhi’s ropes and helped him down.
Yu Xingzhi grasped Zhou Xiaoxiao’s hand tightly, but he couldn’t make himself talk. He wanted to tell her that she should’ve have come here for him, but he she didn’t, he wouldn’t have been able to escape the shame and humiliation that he was about to face. He wanted to thank her for saving him, but he didn’t want her to disregard her own safety to save him.
Zhou Xiaoxiao reached out and gently patted his head and said, “Fortunately you’re fine. I’ll take you away from here.”
“No, you can’t!” Yu Xingzhi stared at her and said, “You’re in danger because of me and you already saved me from being humiliated by him. I will forever remember you grace. I’m injured and this place is heavily guarded, Please listen to me and quickly leave.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao wanted to speak, but Yu Xingzhi pulled her forward and hugged her gently.
Yu Xingzhi had a strict childhood and he had always followed the rules and etiquettes. In any ordinary day, he would have never hugged someone of the opposite sex. But now that he was at death’s door, he just wanted to indulge in his heart’s wishes by hugging her.
“Leave this dagger to me, let me handle this person, and I… will have no regrets,” he whispered in Zhou Xiaoxiao’s ear gently.
“Bullshit!” Zhou Xiaoxiao shoved him in anger. She was so mad that she cursed at him, “Do you think I’ve risked everything to get here just to hand you this dagger to kill yourself?”
She couldn’t help but changed Yu Xingzhi’s clothing into the uniforms that servants would wear. Then, she took out two pieces of black charcoal and rubbed them all over Yu Xingzhi’s face and head until it was completely black.
At this moment, there was a commotion outside. Someone yelled through the window, “Second Master, the storage room has been flooded with water. Fu Rui has already brought over someone to fix it, so don’t worry.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao pulled Lin Bingzhi towards her, pointed the sharp knife against his back, and whispered in his ear, “I want you to repeat what I say exactly. If you say even an extra word, then don’t blame me for killing you.”
Lin Bingzhi was scared and nodded his head like a chicken pecking at food.
Zhou Xiaoxiao pulled out the rag in his month and whispered something.
Lin Bingzhi yelled out the window, “I want you all to scram!”
Zhou Xiaoxiao whispered in his ears again, “Who dares to disturb my mood, I will make it so that they won’t be able to see the sun tomorrow.”