*lighting a candle for Shixiong*
Chapter 6 : A traitor is born from our Liushan Sect
Lin Ran didn’t know what to say, and quietly handed Shixiong a handkerchief.
Shixiong wiped his tearful face and said, “I used to track a notorious thief named Lu Guyan with my Master. We checked into an inn that he is staying that night. Master said he will rush in first to catch him and let me stay as backup outside the door.”
Lin Ran touched Shixiong’s back to comfort him.
Shixiong sadly recited the past : “I waited for a long time outside the door, and all of a sudden, I cannot hear any movement from inside anymore. So I went in to check and found Master locked in a grapple with him. Not able to attack, Master ordered me to attack Lu Guyan’s weak point/critical point. I wondered if a man’s critical point is [there], hence I grasped [it] and threatened Lu Guyan that I will crush [it] if he dares to move anymore.”
Lin Ran choked by that piece of information and became speechless. At the same time, he felt very distressed by Shixiong’s IQ.
Shixiong sobbed : “He didn’t dare to move anymore. I keep gripping his [that] until Master tied him up, and when I let go, I found that my palms were covered in, cough… sweat.
Lin Ran silently palmed his forehead, didn’t want to listen to the incoming plot. It was too WTF and too filthy.
Shixiong : “He was thrown into the prison later on, but he escaped after a few days. After that, no one saw him anymore. Then that day when my acupoint was sealed and I was lying there on the roof, I never expect he would coincidentally pass by. He told me that I seemed to have broken his [that] when I gripped his [that] too hard back then. He wanted a payback, a tooth for a tooth, to break mine as well. But I felt that I didn’t use much strength that time, so I couldn’t possibly break his. Then I told him not to blindly accuse me and that we are in the era where evidence is important. He asked if I want to try and see if I really did injured his [that] or not. I said I will try, just try a bit, then… wu *cries*…
Lin Ran felt dizzy after hearing that : “…”
There were so many wrongs in the story (that he didn’t even know where to begin). Last time he(S) said that no matter what happened in the martial world, no matter if there is any evidence or not, they must investigate Ji Wuxie first. Now he said he needs evidence.
Shixiong blushed : “Sure enough, I didn’t break his [that]! He accused me on purpose!”
Lin Ran patted Shixiong’s shoulder : “Shixiong, don’t panic, as a part of Liushan Sect, how can we let him bully you? How does he look like, let’s go back and find him to settle accounts.”
Shixiong’s gaze drifted away and looked dreamy : “He looked… very nice.”
Lin Ran became silent for a moment : “Shixiong, could it be you took liking of him?”
Shixiong duck-lipped (pouted) at Lin Ran while hitting him : “What are you saying, I couldn’t wait to hate him.”
Lin Ran : “Oh, hehe.”
Shixiong forced a grievous expression : *childish angry sound*
Lin Ran comforted with no sincerity : “This is considered a work-related injury. It’s all because you were trying to catch the notorious thief and are serving for the community. If you didn’t grip his [that] that time, he would not do this to you.”
Shixiong is deeply convinced : “IKR, work injury.”
Lin Ran : “Do you remember what you said to me that night I got married with Ji Wuxie?”
Shixiong stupidly looked at him : “What?”
Lin Ran has a sincere expression on his face : “Serving the people make the heart feel sweet.”
Shixiong blushed : “… I was wrong, it’s not sweet, and kinda salty.”
Lin Ran couldn’t even dare think what he meant by ‘salty’, so he wittily shifted the topic : “Shixiong, from my observations these two days, Ji Wuxie took good care of the pregnant women. He also told his subordinates to send notices out to let their family members come to pick the pregnant women back home.”
Shixiong rubbed his blushing red face and calmed down : “He pretended quite well.”
Lin Ran : “Shixiong, I thought about this for the past two days. I keep thinking that Ji Wuxie doesn’t seem to look like someone who went out to kidnap people that night.”
Shixiong : “What do you mean?”
Lin Ran : “Don’t you feel like he looked more like he is saving people?”
Shixiong shook his head : “I don’t think so.”
Lin Ran persuaded patiently : “He and his disciples are people who have practiced martial arts. If they really went to the ordinary people’s homes, how could they get hurt like that? And those pregnant women were said to get kidnapped one after another, instead of the hundred of them going missing all at the same time. But Ji Wuxie brought them all back that night, and even told their family members to come and take them back.”
Shixiong’s girly expression has completely disappeared, and he stared sharply at Lin Ran : “How could you help to defend this devil, do you like him?”
Lin Ran’s face was red : “Farts, he still has 17 male concubines. Such a fickle person, I don’t like it.”
Shixiong sighed : “Already acting jealous and still said you don’t like him?”
Lin Ran was impressed : “You actually have the face to say that to me.”
Shixiong covered his face : “I don’t like Lu Guyan either, he is bad.”
Lin Ran wants to beat him to death : “In short, I felt that Ji Wuxie is not that cruel and crazy.”
Shixiong seriously replied : “You don’t know what Ji Wuxie had done before. He really did committed arson, killing, and looting. Nothing evil that he has not done before. And it’s not like he never refine living human before this. Just that after every incident when Liushan Sect investigated him, he will get his subordinate to act as his substitute. He is a wily old fox, you should not be confused by the illusions you’ve seen these days. Shixiong will bring you a dossier next time, you should read the review.”
Lin Ran bit his lip : “But he…”
Shixiong faintly said : “A traitor is born from our Liushan Sect.”
At this moment, a very deliberate coughing sound can be heard outside the door. Shixiong quickly jumped out of the window and fled. The door opened just as he flew out. Ji Wuxie came in with a breeze of spring and sat down in satisfaction : “The child was really delicious.”
Lin Ran calmly said : “Continue to pretend then.”
Ji Wuxie chuckled and hooked Lin Ran’s chin : “You don’t believe that I am a bad person?”
Lin Ran seriously looked at Ji Wuxie’s eyes : “I don’t believe it. And your main problem is not that you are bad, it’s you are abnormal.”
Ji Wuxie : “I heard what you said in front of Father-in-law, and Husband is really moved.”
Lin Ran looked at him with a complicated expression : “…”
You already struck his acupoint then left him on the roof, can you still call him Father-in-law? Is that really alright?
Ji Wuxie leaned over and picked Lin Ran up. He softly said : “I will take you to see someone tonight.”
Lin Ran : “Who?”
Ji Wuxie smiled, seemed to find it very interesting : “The Lord of the martial alliance, Fang Qingchi.”
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Have no idea today… forcefully wrote some but can’t write much [hand waving goodbye].
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