Chapter 51 – What If I Don’t Want to Leave (2)
How much strength did this brat use to injure a small child like her?
“Why?” Ye Li sneered. “Relying on the fact that you injured your younger sister, and, as her older brother, you don’t know how to be courteous—you should not have hit her.” He said decisively.
“But-she hurt me too!” Unable to accept his father’s words, Ye Tian stood up while holding onto his shoulder fearfully. His eyes were turning red from all the misgivings he felt. “She is only a peasant, a lowly bastard born from a servant! What right do you have to punish me for her?!”
“Why!” Ye Li followed his words and enunciated each word clearly, “In answer to everything you have said, I’m the one in charge of this family!”
His rough facial features slowly relaxed, but his eyes were gloomy like a wolf’s, also secretly ridiculing him, “If I want to do this, I can do so. You will be punished. If you have any complaints, I’ll punish you until you obey!”
After saying that, he waved his hand, and someone executed the punishment upon Ye Tian.
“Ten lashes to set an example!”
“No!” Ye Tian screamed, “Father! You can’t do this to me!” Ye Tian continued to struggle on the ground, but it was all in vain because Ye Li had already stood up and left without even giving him a glance.
The pain of the whip striking his flesh directly went towards his soul! The humiliation and anger that filled Ye Tian’s heart turned into an endless loathing!
“Ye Mu…Ye Mu! We are irreconcilable!”
His anguished screams of bitterness and pain filled the air, making those in the vicinity who could hear unable to help but shudder.
Ye Mu sneezed a little and rubbed her nose, then said to Mo Linyuan, who was wiping her face, “Just leave these to my maidservant. And before you go to sleep, you should read more of the Supreme Heart Sutra; finish it as soon as possible!”
She could not be blamed for being so apprehensive. Today, she had completely offended Wen Ru and her son, and there would certainly be no end to their conflict. Therefore, it was better for her to send Mo Linyuan away as soon as possible for him to avoid getting into trouble with her.
Mo Linyuan paused for a moment before he whispered, “I’ve already memorized it.”
“Finished memorizing it? What?! That fast?!” Ye Mu’s eyes widened in surprise and awe. She then quickly put on a smile and said, “Good! That’s a good thing! I’ll arrange for you to leave this place immediately!”
After Mo Linyuan heard this, it was as if he became more silent. Then, he looked at her and suddenly said, “What if I don’t want to leave?”
Ye Mu was stunned. At her unmoving figure, Mo Linyuan resumed to wipe her face with a wet handkerchief—only then did she react.
“Wh-why don’t you want to leave?” She stuttered, completely at a loss.
After saying that and without waiting for Mo Linyuan’s reply, she frowned and said impatiently, “Don’t you want to take back everything that you used to own? Don’t you want to avenge your imperial father or mother…or something…” She mumbled, her words trailing towards the very end when she realized she was speaking too much.
However, Mo Linyuan was unperturbed. “Young lady,” he suddenly called out.
“Yes?” Ye Mu answered subconsciously. Then, she saw Mo Linyuan squatting in front of her. After wringing the handkerchief clean, he continued to wipe her hands.
He held her fingers in his palm. They were small, tender and white—but who could have imagined it? That she would be able to cut off a piece of this flesh without batting an eye?
Mo Linyuan carefully wiped her fingers. His voice was very soft and gentle, “The reason I don’t want to leave is very simple. If I leave, who will change the medicine for you? If I left, who would be with you? Who is going to stay by your side?” He stated this as if he was talking to an irritated child.
“You’re still so young and you’ve always left yourself scarred. My heart can’t really be at ease if I’m not with you.”
When Ye Mu heard the youth speak in a calm and elegant voice, she suddenly felt a warm feeling blossom in her heart.
Was he treating her like his little sister? The feeling of being meticulously taken care of felt really good!