Translated by lickNick of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
In the yard, there were three masked men in black and Gu Wen Zhu was fighting two of them in his underwear. The thigh of one of the men had been bitten and was being held by Kirin. It growled and pulled itself towards the corner.
In view of the fact that Gu Wen Zhu was not losing even when he was fighting two men, Xia Yi felt much calmer. He discreetly moved to their back with his stick, then hit one of them hard in the joint of his leg. A crackling sound came out, and the man fell on his knees with a scream.
Gu Wen Zhu hit the other man with a heavy punch right in his face at this instant. That man directly flew away and hit the wall of the yard. The man’s body slid down the wall softly, unconscious.
The one who had been bitten by Kirin was still yelling. Kirin was biting him with no intention of releasing him. Sometimes it even gritted its teeth. Every time Kirin gritted its teeth, that man would shout hoarsely. Even when he was only watching, Xia Yi could almost feel the pain.
At this moment, the front door was knocked open. A lot of villagers rushed in with sticks in their hands, “Thieves? Are there thieves?”
The enthusiastic Mr. Wang rushed in the very front, raising a copper bed pan. Mr. Wang circled in front of the three men. He hit one of them with his bed pan, shouted, “Tie them up, report them.”
“Don’t don’t don’t, don’t report us.” Begged the one who was hit to the ground by Xia Yi’s stick.
Upon hearing this voice, Gu Wen Zhu stepped forward to pull the mask off the man’s face. “I see these officers are coming to my house to steal in the middle of the night.”
These guys were the officers who were bought by Yu Cheng Zhi to take Gu Wen Zhu. They were stopped in front of the city gate and were reported to the county magistrate.
Those three wanted to earn some money from Yu Cheng Zhi. However, not only did that fail to happen, they had also been punished by the county magistrate. Their salaries of that month had been taken away from them. They had been turned out of the county office and could never be officers again. These made them become revengeful. After discussion, they decided to come to Gu Wen Zhu’s house tonight to steal everything and kidnapped Xia Yi for some money.
Nevertheless, they never expected that big black dog to be this ferocious. The dog did not make a sound while they were climbing the walls. He waited until they landed and pounced on them, barking frantically as well as worrying them.
It was unfortunate.
With their explanations heard, no matter how hard they begged, the villagers cooperated to tie them up on a carriage and sent them to see the county magistrate.
He never would have thought that the tiny incident that happened before would trigger this wave of troubles. Xia Yi could not help but grumble for half a day in front of Gu Wen Zhu. In the end, he shook his head and said, “I really am the Helen of Troy.”
Gu Wen Zhu: …
This day, fair weather came after rain. The wind brushed his face gently. It was full of life around with plants growing. Seeing Xia Yi hanging around those radishes all day long, Gu Wen Zhu said to him, “I’ll bring you to the mountain to pick some fungi today.”
“Okay okay okay, let’s pick some to make stewed chicken.” When it came to making food, Xia Yi agreed with both arms raised.
Gu Wen Zhu carried a basket on his back, Xia Yi took out his begging stick and the two of them were followed by Kirin. The two people and one dog thus went into the mountain. Kirin was playing around across the mountain; sometimes it chased rabbits, sometimes it ran after a bird. It always stayed in the front position, then stood and waited for Gu Wen Zhu and Xia Yi. There were plenty of new fungi popping under the tree and beside the stones. With Gu Wen Zhu’s directions, Xia Yi picked the fungi one by one.
As soon as Xia Yi bent down to pick an especially huge fungi and intended to show it to Gu Wen Zhu, he felt dizzy all of a sudden and everything in view started to alter.
What is this? What is happening? Fuck fuck!
The whole view became more and more deformed and began to spin. Xia Yi reached out to Gu Wen Zhu with his distorted view of him and found that he could not hold anything.
“179! 179! What’s happening! 179 come out now! System, system, are you there?”
No response could be heard from 179.
The sky and the ground were all spinning like crazy, twisted, the whole world became strips of all colors and sparkling lights. And all these finally mixed together to become all black.
Xia Yi felt light-headed. He closed his eyes, panicking severely in his mind.
When he opened his eyes again, he found that instead of the mountain, he was in an entirely different scenery.
A garden with parterre, bridges and some rockery.
Checking out his surroundings, he found himself standing on a small wooden arch bridge in the backyard of a big house. He even had bait in his hand and the red koi fish were waiting eagerly in the water under his foot.
“Yi, quick, go and say farewell to your mother. Stop protesting.” A familiar voice rang behind him.
As soon as Xia Yi heard this voice, he trembled. He promptly turned around and shouted, “Dad.”
“Don’t dad me. Go quickly. You still need to go to the Qi Shan Sect to find the master. Your dad is not going to stop you from fulfilling your noble ambition, but your mom doesn’t want you to go. You can’t break her heart like that.” A man looked just like Xia Yi’s father in his home world came towards him, “Go, say a proper goodbye to her.”
Xia Yi stared at this middle-aged man in front of him without blinking. His heart was full of waves of feelings. His lips quivering. The tears in his eyes blurred his vision.
This was exactly how his father looked when he was still healthy.
Xia Yi’s lips closed and opened. He murmured, “Dad.” Then he moved forward to hug the man, burying his head on his shoulder. The tears from Xia Yi’s eyes wet the man’s clothes.