Chapter 16: You risked yourself to save me from shame and humiliation (2)
Lin Bingzhi followed what she said and shouted again.
Zhou Xiaoxiao flung a cup of water at the window, and sure enough, the people outside the window dispersed immediately. Even the servants who were originally standing outside waiting on him had all left in fear.
Lin Bingzhi bitterly cried in his heart, where did this woman thief came from? How was she so familiar with the way he would usually speak? Now, the idiots outside won’t come in and rescue him.
Zhou Xiaoxiao blocked Lin Bingzhi’s nose and mouth; she pressed him on the ground and killed him with one stroke. She did it as revenge for the kind doctor and his son who had died in Lin Bingzhi’s hands.
Lin Manor’s steward, Fu Rui felt that things have been going wrong recently. Two days ago, they got robbed by the mountain thief. Being robbed by a mountain thief wasn’t really a big deal, but who would’ve known that the eldest son of the manor would quietly lead a large group of guards to capture the thieves and would accidentally injure himself? Luckily, it was just some minor injuries, otherwise the lord in the capital would have his head if he knew.
But during the chaos, the eldest son lost an important criminal. Right now, they were searching all over the place and putting up wanted posters to find the fugitive.
When the youngest son heard about this, he was also interested. Every day, he gathered people together and caused a ruckus, saying that he was just helping his elder brother find the criminal. He captured numerous innocent people and made a fool of himself several times.
Today, the second young master had captured another person. However, he was unsure who he had captured since the man was still being locked and tortured in the room. Second young master didn’t even care that the news had leaked because there were no other masters in the manor today, so the second young master was able to make his own decisions. It was unknown how the warehouse was even set on fire.
Fu Rui instructed people as they rushed around the courtyard, trying to extinguish the fire. Everyone was panicking and running everywhere.
Then, he suddenly saw a servant carrying an injured person who had inhaled too much smoke and was covered in dark ashes from the smoke. The servant carrying the person appeared familiar, but he couldn’t remember which courtyard she was from off the top of his head. He was unsure if the person was still alive or not.
“Who is this? How come they’re injured this badly?” Fu Rui stopped them.
The servant panted and propped the person she was carrying higher up her back. “Reporting to housekeeper Fu, this is second concubine’s Aunt Li’s fifth son. He saw that the warehouse was on fire, so he came to help, but he became unconscious because of all the smoke he inhaled. This servant was just about to carry him back to find his mother.”
“Sigh, quickly go, quickly go.” Fu Rui waved his hands, letting them off.
He stared at the servant. Although he wasn’t tall, he didn’t struggle to carry a person either; she was even able to sprint while carrying another person. Fu Rui thought: this servant is witty, relaxed, and even has a lot of strength. Who does this servant serve? After tonight, he’d go and ask around, and see if he can use her.
However, he didn’t know that Zhou Xiaoxiao was the one who pretended to be a servant. Right now, she was running away and didn’t dare to look back. She tightly held the hidden dagger in her sleeves. The person who she was carrying was Yu Xingzhi, who was pretending to be unconscious. Yu Xingzhi was also sweating profusely.
Thankfully, everything turned out fine and Zhou Xiaoxiao managed to carry Yu Xingzhi like this through the crowd. Because the courtyard was on fire, everything was in chaos and no one came to ask about her.
The two arrived at the stable and Zhou Xiaoxiao lead a handsome horse out of the stable, helping Yu Xingzhi onto the horse. They headed towards Dongcheng, the central district of Beijing.
On their journey, they arrived at an abandoned temple. Right now, it was getting dark and there was no one on the road. Zhou Xiaoxiao walked into the worn down temple with Yu Xingzhi.