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Chapter 79: It Was My Husband Who Saved You!
“What did they do wrong?” Lin Beifan curiously asked.
“Although they did a good thing by giving away money, the money was stolen from other officials’ mansions! Because they took too much, they have caused public outrage and are being chased by the officials! They have set up a dragnet to capture the two thieves!” Bai Qingxuan explained.
“So, they are really bold!” Lin Beifan sighed.
This was the imperial capital, where the Empress resided with the most formidable guards. Many martial artists who came here had to be cautious in their actions.
In the past, Lin Beifan had also used the money he had corrupted to spread his wealth, which was why he had not caused public anger. These imposters, on the other hand, dared to steal from the officials in the capital, showing their reckless courage.
“However, since it’s not you, it doesn’t concern you, so I won’t bother with it!” Bai Qingxuan said before disappearing.
Lin Beifan pondered for a moment and didn’t want to get involved in this matter. After all, he was constantly on the run and didn’t have the time or energy to deal with other people’s problems. If he were to get implicated because of this, it would be a great loss for him.
“Take the blame for what you’ve committed yourself, I’m going to bed!”
At this moment, Mo Rushuang, who was unaware of what had happened, and her brother, were still dressed in their night clothes pretending to be heroes to give money to the poor people of the city.
“Sister, I heard today that the common people in Liuxiang, in the west of the city, were owed by the court and were struggling to make ends meet. Let’s go there first and give away some money!” Guo Shaoshuai suggested.
“Good idea, let’s go!” The two of them flew over the rooftops and quickly arrived at Liuxiang.
Then they began their day’s work of giving away money. But just as they entered the alley, the entire area around them lit up. The soldiers held torches and the archers were ready to fire.
“Oh no, we’re surrounded! Brother, let’s get out of here!” Mo Ruoshuang said urgently.
“Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh…” Arrows flew everywhere.
They dodged and ran away.
At this time, among the soldiers, a mighty figure charged forward like lightning, ignoring the dense arrows flying towards him and quickly approached the two of them. “Where do you think you’re going? Stay here!” he shouted.
Mo Rushuang and her brother’s faces changed dramatically. “A master of the innate realm!”
The two of them didn’t hesitate and attacked at the same time. The three of them clashed in the air. “Boom.” The man who charged forward backed away two steps but was unharmed. However, Mo Rushuang and her brother spat out blood and flew back more than ten meters, crashing into a house.
Just that one hit caused them both to suffer severe injuries. Mo Rushuang knew that the two of them combined were no match for their opponent. She made a decisive decision.
“Brother, let’s split up and run, you go one way and I’ll go the other!” Guo Shaoshuai also understood that this was not the time to be heroic and nodded. “Okay, sister.”
The two immediately ran in opposite directions with all their might.
“Chase them!” The innate master shouted.
Watching the two run, he headed after Mo Rushuang, the stronger of the two.
Mo Rushuang ran for her life. She kept going, ignoring her injuries until she was almost out of breath. To escape the pursuit of her opponent, she had to use a secret technique that could temporarily increase her speed three to four times. After the half an hour, however, the technique would fade and she would be weakened to such an extent that she would be helpless and exposed.
But despite using the technique, her pursuer, an innate master, was always on her heels. With the soldiers besieging her along the way, it was even more difficult to escape.
She ran and ran until her injuries grew worse and extreme fatigue began to set in. She grew desperate. “Am I going to die here?” she thought. She had a great future ahead of her and an unfinished dream. She didn’t want to die here.
At this moment, she saw a luxurious mansion in front of her. A plaque hung on the mansion with two gilded characters that read “Lin Mansion”.
“Isn’t this Lin Beifan’s mansion?” Mo Rushuang was a bit confused. She had already decided not to come here, but ended up here after a twist of events.
She turned her head to see the pursuers behind her, and then looked at the luxurious mansion in front of her. Mo Rushuang gritted her teeth and said, “Let’s do it!”
She jumped with force, easily crossing the nearly 5-meter high wall and leaped into the Lin Mansion. Lin Beifan, who was sleeping, suddenly opened his eyes, and a bright light flickered in his eyes.
“Someone has infiltrated my mansion!” He quickly got up from the bed, put on a coat and walked out of the room.
Using the special sense of qi that innate experts possess, he quickly located the intruder. He opened the thick bushes and saw a black-clothed person lying unconscious on the ground, with a strong bloody smell coming from their body. Lin Beifan removed the intruder’s black mask, revealing a familiar and stunning face.
Lin Beifan’s eyes flickered. Meanwhile, the officials had already surrounded the area, and the lights were on.
“Search carefully! He has already run out of steam, so he can’t run far. He must be hiding somewhere!”
“Yes, leader!” They patrolled the streets and searched the surrounding mansions.
When they reached Lin Beifan’s mansion, the leader hesitated: “Wait a minute! This is the mansion of the newly appointed top scholar, Lin Beifan. He is highly regarded by the empress! If you mess around and offend Lord Lin, it won’t be good. I will go in and search personally!”
The leader of the innate experts adjusted his official hat and uniform before knocking on the door of Lin Beifan’s house. Soon, the door opened, and Lin Beifan, wearing a loose coat, yawned and walked out.
What’s your business?”
The leader of the innate expert bowed politely and said, “Lord Lin, I didn’t expect it would be you who opened the door! We are catching criminals. They are extremely dangerous and pose a threat to the people in the mansion. Can you allow us to search the house?”
In reality, the official’s rank was higher than Lin Beifan’s. However, Lin Beifan was a favourite person by the empress’s side, and had confronted both civil and military officials several times, so the official was extremely polite and didn’t dare to offend him.
Lin Beifan yawned again, “No wonder it’s so noisy. You guys are interfering with my sleep! It’s okay, don’t come in. There can’t possibly be a criminal here. I want to go back and continue sleeping. I have to attend early court tomorrow.”
Lin Beifan said as he walked back inside and closed the door. The leader of the innate experts looked at the closed door and sighed.
“Leader, should we still go inside and search?” An official holding a torch asked. “No need to bother. We’ve already fulfilled our duty to inform. Let’s leave the rest to fate!”
He has been in office for many years and is able to sit in this position not because of his capabilities, but because of his ability to handle people and knowing who to offend and who not to offend.
People like Lin Beifan are clearly not to be offended. If the other party does not agree, then they will not do it. If something happens, they cannot be blamed.
“Continue searching in other areas!”
This matter lasted all night, but no one was caught in the end. After two more days without any results, the matter gradually subsided and turned into a secret search.
Mo Rushuang finally woke up unclearly, feeling pain all over her body, exhausted, and unable to even move her fingers. However, she secretly breathed a sigh of relief because she knew she had been saved. If she hadn’t been saved, she wouldn’t be lying in a comfortable bed.
Thinking of when she used all her strength to jump into Lin Beifan’s mansion before losing consciousness, her mood became complicated. Obviously, she was saved by Lin Beifan, the corrupt official who she hated the most.
She sighed and thought: why worry about it now? I should recover from my injuries first and then go out to find my junior brother. I wonder how he is doing now? Has he escaped the pursuit of the officials?
At this time, Li Shi Shi walked in and looked at Mo Rushuang, who had just woken up, and exclaimed in surprise, “You’re awake?” Mo Rushuang nodded slightly and used all her strength to say “thank you!” Her voice was dry and weak.
Li Shishi lowered her head and smiled: “You should thank my husband. He brought you back!”
Mo Rushuang nodded slightly, as she had expected. Li Shi Shi continued with a smile, “My husband said that you were lying in the grass, gasping and almost out of breath when he found you. Then he brought you back…”
Mo Ruoshuang’s ears moved and she asked, “He carried me back?”
“Yes, what’s wrong?” Li Shi Shi was puzzled.
“Nothing…nothing!” Mo Rushuang shook her head slightly, and a blush appeared on her pale and pretty face. From childhood to adulthood, she had never been so close to any man besides her father. What made her even more embarrassed was that she was in a coma and didn’t know anything at the time.
Li Shi Shi continued, “After my husband brought you back, he found out that you were badly injured and took care of your wounds and bandaged them. Fortunately, he did so in time…”
“Wait a minute! You mean he also bandaged my wounds?”
“Yes, what’s wrong?” Li Shi Shi was puzzled.
“Nothing…nothing!” Mo Rushuang shook her head again, and her pretty face turned even redder. She was covered in injuries, and the other party treated her wounds and bandaged them.
Then he must have seen everything, and even… The more she thought about it, the more ashamed she felt.
Li Shi Shi, who was gentle and virtuous, saw through her thoughts and smiled, “Miss Rushuang, this is unavoidable! There are only four people in our family, and only my husband can treat these wounds. We had no choice in this emergency. I hope you understand.”
“I understand! I won’t blame him!” Mo Rushuang gritted her teeth.
“Hmm, it’s good that you understand!” Li Shi Shi chatted for a while, fed her some porridge, and then left her to continue resting. In the evening, Lin Beifan finally returned.