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Chapter 80: My family is so poor that this is all we have left, so just make do and eat!
Knowing that Mo Rushuang had already awakened, Lin Beifan hurried over to see her.
“Miss Rushuang, are you feeling better?” Lin Beifan asked, concerned, as he looked at Mo Rushuang still lying in bed.
“I’m much better, thank you for rescuing me, Mr. Lin,” Mo Rushuang gritted her teeth.
Lin Beifan felt puzzled, why did she look at him with that three-part sorrow, three-part shyness, and four-part anger? That didn’t look like a grateful gaze at all!
Lin Beifan murmured to himself: Women are such inexplicable creatures!
“Well, that’s good,” Lin Beifan smiled, “Miss Rushuang, your condition is very serious, it may take a week for you to be able to walk, and a month to fully recover! Rest well, I won’t disturb you!”
After saying that, he turned and left.
“Wait!” Mo Rushuang called out.
Lin Beifan turned back, “Miss Rushuang, is there something else?”
“You, Mr. Lin…don’t you have anything to ask me?” Mo Rushuang asked.
“Are you talking about pretending to be the Night Hero and being hunted by the authorities?” Lin Beifan said.
Mo Rushuang was surprised, “How did you know I was pretending?”
“It’s easy to deduce!” Lin Beifan smiled, “Firstly, when the Night Hero gave money away in the past, he used his own silver, so he didn’t cause any trouble! But you guys gave away money using government officials’ silver, so you were hunted down by the government!”
Mo Rushuang’s face became somewhat unnatural.
“Secondly, according to others, when the real Night Hero gave away money, he would come and go without a trace, no one could see their shadow! But you gave away money, and were trapped by the government with no way out!” Lin Beifan continued.
“It shows that your footwork technique is not as good as the real Night Hero!”
Mo Rushuang felt a little ashamed as she nodded her head.
“Thirdly, and most importantly!”
Lin Beifan smiled, “When we met outside the city before, you asked me for directions, which showed that you were visiting the capital for the first time! How could someone like that be the Night Hero?”
“You’re absolutely right, Mr. Lin!” Mo Rushuang nodded her head
Lin Beifan smiled.
He thought to himself: The most important point is that I am the real Night Hero, and everyone else is a counterfeit!
“Since you know what I’ve done, why not turn me over to the authorities? As far as I know, you are still the new top scholar of the court, you belong to their group!” Mo Rushuang asked.
“There are three reasons!” Lin Beifan smiled, “Firstly, we’ve met before, and that’s fate! Since we have a connection, if I see you in trouble, and have the opportunity to help, I won’t sit idly by!”
“Secondly, you pretended to be the Night Hero to give money away, which is a relatively just thing to do. Personally, I admire your character, so if I can help, I’ll lend a hand!”
“Thirdly, you stole money from my political enemies, and seeing them suffer makes me very happy! As the saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, so I’m willing to help you!”
As Mo Rushuang was about to speak again, Lin Beifan hurriedly said, “Alright, don’t ask so many questions, the most important thing for you right now is to rest! You can rest assured that it’s very safe here, and no one can harm you!”
Then he slapped his head, “Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you some good news! Your younger brother hasn’t been caught by the authorities yet, but I don’t know about anything else!”
“Thank you, Mr. Lin!” Mo Rushuang nodded slightly.
Lin Beifan gave a few more instructions before leaving. As Mo Rushuang watched his figure leaving, her gaze became complicated.
Is he really a hated corrupt official?
Just now, seeing his bright and pure smile, she had a slight feeling of being moved.
Shaking her head slightly, she sighed inwardly.
Forget it, don’t think too much!
The most important thing now is to heal her injuries before she can do anything else.
“I wonder how my younger brother is doing?”
She couldn’t help but worry.
Meanwhile, in a dilapidated temple in the capital.
A group of beggars living there were making a commotion, the air was smoky and chaotic.
Suddenly an old beggar shouted, “Little Shuai, come over here! Come and massage Liu laoye’s back and beat his feet!”
A young beggar ran over immediately, “Okay, I’m coming!”
After a while.
Another old beggar shouted, “Little Shuai, come over here! Wash Wang ge’s trousers, and I’ll give you some rice to eat!”
This small beggar ran over, “Okay, thank you, Old Wang!”
After a while again.
The third old beggar shouted, “Little Shuai, you’re so cute, hurry up and take off your trousers so I can have some fun!”
The young beggar: “…”
The scene burst into laughter.
“Old Wangtou, you can’t hold it anymore!”
“You animal, you’ll beg for anything!”
“Don’t scare him like that, what if he runs away! Haha!”
“Shhh! Come secretly next time..”
The young beggar’s face was full of shame and anger, yet he had to smile along. His emotions were hard to control, and he felt sadness welling up inside of him: “I never thought that I, Guo Shaoshuai, the contemporary genius of the Iron Sword Sect, would end up like this one day!”
This person was none other than Guo Shaoshuai who had escaped from the government’s clutches. In order to avoid being chased by the officials, he had to disguise himself as a beggar and sneak into the beggars’ nest.
He ate leftover food, drank ditch water, and sometimes even fought with dogs for food.
As a new beggar with no money, status, or rights, he was often ordered around by older beggars to do all kinds of hard work.
He helped the beggars rub their feet and backs, squeeze pus from their backs, and even wash their clothes, which had not been changed for months. Some beggars looked at him with suspicious eyes, making him afraid to sleep deeply at night, fearing that he would lose his dignity and innocence when he woke up in the morning.
“My life is so hard!”
Guo Shaoshuai sighed, but his eyes quickly became determined: “This is nothing! Only through bitter experience can one become a superior person! At least I still have my life and hope! I just don’t know what happened to my senior sister?”
He worried about her in his heart. Mo Rushuang, his senior sister, had led away a large number of pursuers and even an innate powerhouse to protect him. It was very dangerous, and he still had not heard any news from her until now.
“Senior sister, where are you? Little Shuai misses you…”
Meanwhile, in the Lin family compound, Mo Rushuang had decided to stay there to heal her injuries. However, she soon discovered that it was too comfortable to recuperate here. Not to mention the living environment, just the daily food and drink made her shocked.
Every day, they were served with delicacies and rare ingredients that were even better and more delicious than what she had eaten when she was with the prince. According to the prince’s servants, they were not usually so extravagant. Only when there were important guests did the prince command his people to prepare a good meal to entertain them. But here, they were served like this every day!
As for clothing, it was even more extravagant. All of their clothes were made of silk and satin, never repeated when changed every day. Because there were too many colors of silk and satin, they even extravagantly made several quilt covers out of them, one of which covered her.
Not only the host but also the two servants, were also dressed in silk and satin and enjoying the feast of big fish and meat, looking radiant.
Mo Rushuang felt guilty and quickly said, “It’s too troublesome for everyone! We only met by chance, and you not only saved me, but also gave me such good food. Rushuang is very ashamed! A simple meal of coarse tea and light rice is enough for me!”
Lin Beifan blinked his eyes, “Miss Rushuang, our family is so poor that we only have these things left, nothing else! If you want to eat coarse tea and light rice, we still have to go out and spend money to buy it! You’ll have to make do with what we have!”
Mo Rushuang: ” … ”
Make do with what they had? What the hell!
Seeing Rushuang’s slow and hesitant manner, Lin Beifan thought she might not like the food, but in order to save face for both of them, he said with concern, “Miss Rushuang, I apologise if it’s not to your taste.”
Mo Rushuang gave Lin Beifan a white look.
She thought to herself, “It’s very much to my taste. Bring me another bowl!”
Lin Beifan offered his generosity in regards to food and drink, but when it came to clothing and daily necessities, she dared not accept.
“These clothes are too valuable! And these utensils are also very precious! As a country girl, it would not be good if I were to break them. Can you please give me something more ordinary?”
At the other party’s insistence, Lin Beifan led her to the room where the clothes were kept, as well as the grocery room. “This is where we store our clothes. Choose whichever you like! This is where we keep our daily utensils. Use whichever you want!”
Mo Rushuang looked at the room full of luxurious clothes and accessories, as well as the other room filled with rare treasures. Quietly, she lowered her head and said, “I’ll just stick with my original items.”
Lin Beifan happily laughed, “Thank you for understanding, Miss Mo.”
Mo Rushuang: “…..”
Mo Rushuang thought, for some reason, that Lin Beifan’s smiling face was detestable. She felt as if he was intentionally trying to provoke her, and she wanted to punch him. In this way, Mo Rushuang completely gave up and spent her days eating delicious delicacies and wearing luxurious clothes to recover from her injuries.
“I wonder how my junior brother is doing? Is he eating well? Is he keeping warm?”
At this time, in the dilapidated temple…
A leading beggar suddenly burst in and shouted, “Everyone, it’s time! Today, we must use all our strength to beat them until they cry like babies! Whether we get to eat and drink the good stuff depends on each of you!”
“Great!” Everyone shouted, feeling very excited.
Young beggar Guo Shaoshuai woke up groggily and asked, confused, “What are we doing?”
One beggar replied excitedly, “You just arrived, so you don’t understand! Our group of beggars in the area have a weekly fight! If we win, we get the ownership of a piece of valuable land and get to eat and drink whatever we want!”
“Really?” Guo Shaoshuai lit up.
Although he was temporarily a beggar, he had to make do. But why not take the opportunity to eat and drink well?
“Of course it’s true! Why would I lie to you? You’re young and strong, so please do your best! Don’t be lazy, okay?”
“No problem!” Guo Shaoshuai was confident.
He was a skilled martial artist, it wouldn’t be difficult to take care of a group of beggars!
Even if he was heavily injured, he was still invincible!