Chapter 2: When you can’t be a Man, you can only be of use to a Married Woman (2)
Unlike other high-ranking officials, he doesn’t use his other residences for entertainment or as a residence for a summer holiday. Zhou Dujuan who lived here for a long time knew that this residence was used to conduct some shady and private businesses.
For example, Lin Yuanren who is the eldest son of Lin Yuanmao was torturing a prisoner who was secretly imprisoned here for over ten days.
Zhou Xiaoxiao came from the modern society which had a legal system and institution, so when she transmigrated to the backward and barbaric ancient times where people’s lives are seen as grass, she naturally felt uncomfortable.
This Lin Yuanmao was an official of the royal court. His eldest son, Lin Bingren appeared like a dignified and magnificent man, but he was actually secretly cruel and sinister. He had secretly done numerous evil deeds for his father.
The second son, Lin Bingzhi, who also lives within the city was a hedonistic and cut sleeve.** He was tyrannical and sexually abusive. He relied on his family’s power to oppress and harm other people.
When Zhou Xiaoxiao thought of the various abuses the young man will face, she can’t help but let out a sigh.
But at this time, she has yet to establish her own footing in this world, so it was hard for her to worry about the life and death of a person from ancient times.
Zhou Xiaoxiao had died a violent death in her previous life. She was thoroughly disappointed in human nature; her heart had died, and her blood had turned cold. She was angered to be a cold and heartless person in this lifetime.
After she sighed a few times, she warned herself to be indifferent and not meddle in this matter. Then she set the matter aside and began working on her escape plan. Naturally, she was reluctant to act stupid for the rest of her life in such a sinister household. She had long planned to leave this place.
Two young servant boys dragged an unconscious person here, it was the person who had just been punished.
This person was covered in stains and injuries. He was flung onto the snowy ground in front of the kitchen doorway, yet he still remained motionless, so the two servant boys fetched some cold water and splashed him with cold water.
Seeing that the man on the ground didn’t even mutter a word, one of the servant boys kicked him and muttered, “Could he be dead?”
“He can’t be dead. Even if he’s dead, it won’t be a problem. It’s not like there are numerous people who’ve already died in master’s hands,” the other servant boy replied.
“The mountains are really cold. Regardless of his life and death, let’s get some hot wine and food.”
“Dujuan, wash this guy and carry him into the room. We will return soon.”
“There are so many guards in this bitterly cold residence, are you still afraid that he might run away? Let’s quickly go.”
The two people chatted away as they walked. Zhou Xiaoxiao jumped down from the haystack and flipped the person on the snowy ground over.
After she brushed away the snow and ice, a bright moon-like face was revealed. His appearance made him look like the immortal god of the moon spring.
Everyone loves beauty, even more, when they’re in distress and needed help, and Zhou Xiaoxiao wasn’t an exception to this.
Seeing his deathly pale and frowning face, Zhou Xiaoxiao couldn’t help but pity him, and her actions became much gentler.
She has astonishing strength as she gently lifted him and placed him near a place that was close to the nice and warm stove.
She fetched some warm water and carefully wiped away the blood on him. It was just that his entire body was riddled with scars that she didn’t know where to even start, but Zhou Xiaoxiao tried her best to tidy him up.
Then, she noticed that his wrist was tightly bound together with a rope. The rope dug into his skin, making the skin around his wrist black and swollen. She untied the blood-soaked rope, revealing the tragic sight of his wrist.
Zhou Xiaoxiao fetched a hot towel and spread it over his wrist carefully.
She suddenly heard a deep and low grunt, so she raised her head and her eyes accidentally bumped into his beautiful pair of eyes that were slowly opening. His eyes appeared as if it had been soaked in moonlight, his gaze was clear and bright as he looked towards her.
She was instantly swept away by his gaze and immediately felt that her heart had skipped a beat.
Oh my, his face was just too handsome.
Zhou Xiaoxiao knew that she was a little superficial.
She silently muttered in her heart: Avoid falling for his charms to avoid trouble, avoid falling for his charms to avoid trouble.
She had to remind herself that she was now in the ancient era with an entirely different legal system. She shouldn’t stick her neck for irrelevant people or else she would mysteriously lose her life.
She put on her cold and indifferent front again.
She imitated how people from the ancient era talked, “I’m just cutting you some slack for now, and I will tie you up again in a short while. Don’t even think about running away. This courtyard is generally tightly guarded and outside the residence will just be thousands of miles of snowy forests. It would be difficult to escape even if you have wings. Don’t end up involving me, a servant girl in charge of boiling water, when you failed at escaping.” The man didn’t respond; he swept his gaze around the room, frowned, and closed his eyes.
Zhou Xiaoxiao saw that he didn’t move and was relieved when she thought that since he was in this state, even if he wanted to run, he wouldn’t be her opponent.