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Chapter 30 – Even if it causes trouble at the Golden Imperial Palace, I am in the right!
“Sir, the reason why I chose to follow you is not solely because of your talent, but because I wanted to get rid of the harassment from Gao Tianyu, the son of the Minister of Personnel. As a low-born lady, I had no choice but to resort to this plan to protect my purity. I beg for your forgiveness!”
Lin Beifan raised his head, stunned. “Why didn’t you tell me earlier?”
Li Shi Shi lowered her head in shame. “I’m sorry, sir! I was too afraid to tell you, fearing that you would blame me. But after spending time with you, you’ve treated me too well and I feel guilty. I couldn’t keep it a secret any longer. That’s why I’m telling you now…”
Lin Beifan put down his chopsticks and sighed. “If you had told me earlier, I would have taken more forceful action and guaranteed that I would have disabled him with one blow of my stick! Now, the opportunity is lost!”
Li Shi Shi was confused. “What do you mean, sir? I don’t understand.”
“Let me tell you what happened today when I went to the Imperial Academy to take up my position.” Lin Beifan briefly recounted the events that had taken place.
Li Shi Shi became even more confused.
He had beaten up Gao Tianyu and his companions on his first day in office?
How reckless and brazen!
She couldn’t even imagine it!
“Sir, if you’ve beaten up Gao Tianyu, what about his father…?” Li Shi Shi looked anxious.
Lin Beifan was nonchalant. “Don’t worry. Although they may hold high positions, I am still in favor with the Empress. What can they do to me? Besides, I acted according to the rules and logic is on my side!”
“Yes, sir!” Li Shi Shi felt relieved when she thought of the importance of Lin Beifan’s background.
“Let’s continue eating. Don’t let those spoiled brats affect your mood!” Lin Beifan picked up his chopsticks again.
“Sir, do you blame me for keeping this from you?” Li Shi Shi asked cautiously.
Lin Beifan smiled. “Why would I? I knew from the beginning that you had ulterior motives when you chose to follow me! Your behavior towards getting rid of Gao Tianyu is completely understandable, and it doesn’t affect me in any way. Why would I blame you?”
“Thank you for understanding, sir!” Li Shi Shi breathed a sigh of relief and put on a smile again.
As she ate, she secretly looked at Lin Beifan, who was enjoying his food, and her eyes seemed to become moist.
Priceless treasures are easy to find, but finding a man who truly cares for you is rare!
In an age where men are superior to women, and marriages cannot be chosen at will, it is extremely difficult for any woman to find a suitable partner.
Especially for her, who came from a brothel, it was even more difficult.
But the man in front of her met all her requirements!
“If only you weren’t an incorrupt official,” she sighed inwardly.
Then, she scolded herself for being too greedy.
To have someone who can understand, care, and accept her is already a great blessing!
She shouldn’t ask for too much!
At this moment, Dali rushed in anxiously. “Master, something’s not right! A lot of officials have surrounded our mansion!”
Lin Beifan laughed lightly. The young and the old ones have all come knocking! “Sir…” Li Shi Shi worried.
“Don’t worry, I’ll be right back!” Lin Beifan walked calmly towards the door, where he saw his mansion had indeed been surrounded by officials. The leader was a high-ranking official of the court, someone he had met earlier in the day.
In addition, there were many people gawking from the sidelines.
“High- ranking officials, what brings you here?” Lin Beifan asked, puzzled.
Minister of the Ministry of Personnel, Gao Tianyao, asked furiously, “Lin Beifan, don’t make a fool of me! Did you hit my son?”
“Sir Gao, your son is…”
“Gao Tianyao!” Lin Beifan finally remembered. “He’s the one who looks disheveled and has a weasel face. He doesn’t look anything like you, Sir. I almost didn’t recognize him.”
Gao Tianyao’s face turned black. Was he mocking that he had been cuckolded?
Even angrier, he demanded, “Lin Beifan, what gives you the right to hit my son?”
“Yes! Who are you to hit my son, a mere official?” asked another official.
“Why did you do it?”
The other officials loudly questioned him.
Lin Beifan shook his sleeve and proudly straightened up, shouting, “I am an instructor at the Imperial Academy, and they are students at the Imperial Academy! They are constantly late, absent, disrespectful towards me, and have even physically attacked me. As an instructor, I have a duty to punish them. Gentlemen, I merely followed the rules of the Imperial Academy and disciplined them. Is that wrong?”
Lin Beifan pointed to the sky and the earth, ringing out confidently, “Even if it comes to the Golden Palace, I am in the right!”
“You!!!” The officials were furious.
How could he hit their sons and still be so arrogant? This was preposterous!
“This seems like, Lin Beifan, you have a personal grudge with me?” Gao Tianyao and the others’ faces darkened.
Lin Beifan smiled faintly, “How can that be? I am merely following the rules and regulations to not disappoint the grace of Her Majesty. Gentlemen, isn’t that what you would do?”
The officials didn’t dare to deny it. Although they often did things secretly against the Empress, they had to maintain a pleasant facade.
Otherwise, who could say for sure what would happen?
“Oh yes, gentlemen, please inform your children to be on time tomorrow! Otherwise, I will have to follow the rules of the Imperial Academy, expelling them and never accepting them again!”
“How dare you!!!” The officials were once again incensed.