Chapter 50: I’m Not Scared of Dying. What Can You Do About It?! (3)
“After that, he luckily escaped and almost froze to death on the snowy mountain. Coincidentally, he met me, so he didn’t die in the wilderness. We ran for a long time, but we were still caught by Lin Bingren’s brother, Lin Bingzhi. Do you know who Lin Bingzhi was? You probably don’t know him, but that pervert was into gay men. You don’t know how pitiful it was for Xingzhi to land in his hands. Xingzhi almost…almost…”
The more Zhou Xiaoxiao thought about it, the more angry she was, kicking Cheng Shizhao harshly. The latter wriggled around in pain like a shrimp, letting out small whimpers and groans.
“I finally got him out of that hell, but he was sick and injured along the way. We had to disguise ourselves and we suffered countless hardships before we almost arrived at Fengxiang. We thought that we could breathe for a while when we were ambushed outside the city door. A villain shot me through my shoulder with an arrow and almost killed me. I’ve never endured something like this before. Now that I think about it, it’s all because you — an insane person. Don’t you get this injustice? Don’t you think I should grieve over this?”
“I killed the second master of Lin Family and there was not a place I could hide. I ended up staying in this town and opening a store of my own, wanting to live an ordinary life. I didn’t even ask for any favors back from you guys or annoy anyone. Yet, you guys don’t know what’s good for you guys and always caused trouble for me. Where’s your conscience? Doesn’t it hurt? Doesn’t it hurt?”
After Zhou Xiaoxiao vented her anger, she gradually calmed down.
She could only see Cheng Shizhao laying on the kang stove bed and curling his body up, remaining unmoved. Blood flowed down the corner of his lips and his face was pale, sweat covering his face; it made it hard for her to see his face.
Could he be dead? Zhou Xiaoxiao felt guilty.
Besides the first punch which was done angrily, I had restrained myself later on.
What should she do now? Flee to a faraway place now? But once I go, my Master, Madam, Aunt Ji, and Juanzi will all be implicated.
Zhou Xiaoxiao pulled off the tape from Cheng Shizhao’s mouth and placed a finger under his nose, feeling his breath.
She heard a weak voice, saying, “Continue. Why aren’t you hitting me anymore?”
“Are you scared that I am dead?” Cheng Shizhao remained unmoved, but talked in a joking tone, “Hilarious. With this force, I wouldn’t die anytime soon. I’ve endured much harsher torture than this. And look, aren’t I still living?”
Cheng Shizhao was absent-minded. His body was sore everywhere and it felt like he returned to the dark and gloomy time period of his childhood.
In his memory, his mother imperial concubine, Imperial Concubine Guo, was a beautiful but not smart woman. She didn’t even know how she died in the palace and she left her young son in the dark and gloomy palace hall, within the hands of countless resentful imperial concubines,
Father Emperor had countless sons and daughters and quickly, he began to dislike him after numerous methods people in the palace used to wedge their relationship. Whenever it was night, those imperial concubines who were laughing happily and treated him kindly seemed to be devils and demons coming out of drawings. They had terrifying faces, long claws, and used all sorts of cruel methods to torture and abuse his small body.
That father Emperor turned a blind eye to it and his entire childhood was full of abuse.
Up until aunt had sent his cousin into the palace to be his companions. Everyone seemed to recall that although this Prince didn’t have a powerful family, he had an aunt who married into the State Duke Residence at the very least.
The State Duke Residence valued the fifth master a lot and due to his inseparable companion, all the devils and demons slowly left him alone and revealed kind and caring looks again.
At that time, the gentle and humble Yu Xingzhi would always hold his hands. He slowly brought him out of the trauma in the palace and brought light into his world. His cousin’s existence was like a sun shining and lighting up his life, warming his heart full of scars.
“What the Lin Family had done to Xingzhi, I’ll make sure they pay a hundredfold more!” Cheng Shizhao spat the blood and fiercely swore an oath.
Zhou Xiaoxiao stared at Cheng Shizhao who was having difficult breathing and it was surprising that he wasn’t angry. Instead, he started to talk to himself, which made Zhou Xiaoxiao stunned. Was there something wrong with his brain?
Right now, there was a panicking voice outside the door. Cheng Shizhao’s personal guard, Guo Suren, barged in.
He glanced at the Prince laying on the kang stove bed with his clothes disheveled and a woman disguising as a man with her back against him, sitting on the Prince. She turned around and stared in shock.
Guo Suren was stunned and he suddenly looked down and left. With a red face, he reported outside the door, “Prince, Fifth Lord Yu barged in. Our brothers can’t stop him.”