Chapter 50 – What If I Don’t Want to Leave (1)
“Mu’er?” Ye Li quickly walked in inside, but the moment he entered, his eyes swept around in every direction but where the bed was as if he was looking for someone else.
With a small, bitter smile, Ye Mu interrupted, “Is father looking for Aji? He was frightened so I let him rest. Father can be at ease for the time being—Aji has not been disfigured.”
Ye Mu laid on the bed as she spoke in a muffled voice. Her scratchy, pitiful voice caused Ye Li’s face to uncontrollably heat up, making him feel an unprecedented sense of distress.
“Nonsense, I only returned when I heard that you were injured. How did you get hurt?” As he spoke, he sat by Ye Mu’s side and tentatively placed his large hand on Ye Mu’s head.
When he approached, Ye Mu immediately felt the pressure emanating from his internal qi. However, she didn’t reveal anything. She only raised her head, revealing a pair of swollen, red eyes that were like a rabbit’s. That look of grievance didn’t need to be pointed out, for anyone at a glance would surely understand.
“Father…tell me, will I die?”
When Ye Mu said this, he truly felt sorrowful.
She hadn’t been inside this novel for long, but she fully understood how difficult it was to live in this world. She had become smaller—her heart had become smaller, weaker and she was sometimes afraid that if she died here, she wouldn’t be able to go back.
“How could that happen?” Ye Li was caught off guard with her pessimistic words. It seemed that this child had truly received a great shock! But this could only be expected. This little girl had been threatened by people time and time again.
Those schemers really didn’t place him in their eyes!
Ye Li lowered her his head, as the young girl continued to speak, her voice sounding so miserable.
“…Even though my father loves me dearly, he can still do whatever he wants to me. That’s why I’m asking father now, will I die?”
She should have dressed up like a porcelain doll, quietly waiting for her marriage. But now, she was like a dying animal, unspeakably pitiful.
At that moment, Ye Li felt his heart tighten. Indescribable anger and frustration caused him to frown; a fierce light flashed suddenly through his eyes. After a long time, he suddenly spoke resolutely.
“Mu’er, you recuperate first. I’ll be back soon!”
As he spoke, his bear-like, tall body stood up and left in large strides. Ye Mu looked at his back in astonishment. For some reason, she felt that Ye Li’s eyes held some fondness for her?
Her last thoughts as she watched him disappear out the door were, even a man like Ye Li feels heartache?
When Ye Tian was called out, he realized that something was wrong. However, his heart filled with hatred only clouded his thinking.
Why? He could only frustratedly demand. He was the legitimate son! The only one! Why did his father value a daughter so much who was merely born from a cheap concubine? And now he was also going to be punished for that lowly girl?
Carrying such resentment, Ye Tian was still somewhat indignant when he walked in front of Ye Li.
Ye Li sat in front of the desk and looked at him with a cold smile.
“Kneel!” He ordered.
Although Ye Tian was unwilling, he still kneeled down. After he knelt down, Ye Li waved his hand and a person walked out from the shadows. He held a whip in his hand and was facing Ye Tian’s back.
“Execute the punishment!” Ye Li didn’t say anything else, directly proceeding to use the family’s law for punishments. When Ye Tian heard Ye Li wanted to reprimand him by the whip, he immediately struggled!
“Father! Why would you let him hit me?!”
He was not convinced his father could be so callous; he was clearly injured, could his father not see it?!
Ye Li could naturally see the wound on Ye Tian’s shoulder. This was because the person who had reported it earlier said that Ye Mu had used a jade ornament to injure Ye Tian when she fought back.
But how old was Ye Mu? How much strength could she have? Thus, he didn’t have the slightest pity for Ye Tian’s injury. He only felt annoyed that Ye Tian was making a big fuss out of nothing.
Moreover, when he thought about the deep wound on Ye Mu’s hand and how she was left-handed, he feared that she wouldn’t be able to use her dominant hand anymore. Thus, he hated Ye Tian’s tactless actions even more!
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