Chapter 52: You’re Going To Beat Them to Death (2)
Yu Tong said in distress, “Lady, you don’t know, but ever since the Fifth Lord returned to the capital, he never recovered from his injuries. Just recently, he refused to marry the daughter of Zhangsun Family and disobeyed the Lady, resulting in a harsh beating from the State Duke. What a pity that my Fifth Lord, a noble man, has to endure this kind of beating. Plus, after he received your letter, he spat blood instantly. Without a care for his injuries, he rushed over despite his struggles. Thankfully, Prince Yan hindered him and followed along, persuading him to not hurry. We ended up arriving here longer than expected, but it was worth it for the Fifth Lord. Then, he rushed over here as soon as we arrived.”
Zhou Xiaoxiao knitted her eyebrows and was confused. If that’s the case, then why did he say goodbye in the letter?
But this was not the time to think about it. She placed Yu Xingzhi on the bed in the room and had Yu Tong call for a doctor over.
Because of Prince Yan, everyone in the residence was shocked and startled, going into chaos. Zhou Xiaoxiao came out of the room to comfort them, finally turning the situation around. When she finished, the doctor had long arrived.
The doctor was an old man with silver hair and after feeling Yu Xingzhi’s pulse, he twirled his beard in his hands and constantly shook his head.
“From what I have seen, you guys don’t seem to be coming from a poor family. So, why didn’t you guys care for the patient properly? This person hasn’t recovered from his old injuries and now, he received new ones on top of that.” The doctor sighed continuously and said, “This is because he has been too stressed and heartbroken that led him to faint. Now, he is heavily injured and suffering from both internal and external injuries. If he isn’t young and has a sturdy body, he might’ve died by now.”
The doctor shook his head while writing down a prescription, talking endlessly and reminding them to take proper care of Yu Xingzhi, before leaving.
Zhou Xiaoxiao saw the doctor off and ordered Xiao Mei to go and cook the medicine.
Meanwhile, she called Yu Tong to the living room.
Zhou Xiaoxiao sat in front of Yu Tong and knocked on the table, asking, “What happened? What led to this? When the doctor was treating Xingzhi’s injuries, you had seen them too. How could his injuries be due to lack of proper care? He basically didn’t even bother to tend to the injuries!”
Yu Tong slapped himself and said, “It’s all this guard’s fault. Who knew that the Fifth Lord wouldn’t care about his body? Ever since the Fifth Lord suffered heavy injuries from Sichuan and returned to the capital, he had a strange habit. He stopped allowing the servants to personally look after him. Whether it be changing clothes or applying medicine, he did it by himself and refused to let others help him. One day, a youngster accidentally tipped the teacup over and it spilled on the Fifth Lord, making him hurriedly want to clean up after the Fifth Lord. Who knew that he had just touched the Fifth Lord’s hand when the latter acted unusually and became angry. He scolded the servant and after that, the servants didn’t dare to overstep their boundaries anymore.”
He revealed a confused look and said, “Not only this, but I noticed that Fifth Lord seems to despise being touched lately, even getting angry at his close brothers when they accidentally touched him. Fifth Lord loves the Lady dearly, so please try to talk with him and maybe, it will make him feel better.”
When Zhou Xiaoxiao heard this, she was very confused and pondered over this, unable to say anything for a moment.
Yu Xingzhi gradually woke up to see him lying on the bed within a room. There was a soft light in front of the bed and an enchanting woman was sitting under the light.
When she saw him awake, she leaned against the bedside and supported her smooth and delicate face, the other hand gradually reaching over and touching his forehead.
Yu Xingzhi felt a burning sensation surging from his heart and he was unable to do anything about it.
He softly turned his head to the side when he heard, “You have a cruel heart.” A soft and cute voice was scolding him.
He immediately couldn’t help but look over, only to see Zhou Xiaoxiao leaning against the headboard and her chin was propped by the back of her hands. She glanced at him with her pitch-black eyes, eyes full of sparkling stars which made him obsessed with her.