C48 – To Give Her Heart to Him
In the other side room of the temple, Yinyi said with worry: “Master, the news spread out… This subordinate still thinks that it’s too risky. How about you transfer more of your dark guards over?”
“No need. A group of fish that escaped the net. It’s enough for the two of us.”
Lu Zheng waved his hand and stopped Lu Zheng’s advice. Since Lu Zheng dared to use himself as bait, he was confident that he could take the bait.
Yinyi frowned. He disapproved of his family’s master’s risky behavior. Unfortunately, his family’s master had always kept his word, so he didn’t have the right to oppose it.
Lu Zheng closed the window in front of him, turned around and walked to the bedside. He then took off his coat, “Zhan Yuanfeng, didn’t you say you wanted to avoid me for some reason? I will take care of the remaining rats for him, so that he won’t be unable to sit on the throne.”
Yinyi lowered his head and listened, but didn’t comment. He still hadn’t been able to understand the relationship between His Majesty and his master for more than ten years.
You say they’re on good terms, and they’ve done a lot of calculations about each other, and they’re on bad terms, and they’ve never seen them blush, and that’s a very puzzling relationship.
“Master, if I accidentally hurt those people with Zuo Family…?” The more Yinyi thought about it, the more he felt that this timing was not good enough. With such a bunch of weak scholars following him, he was sure that he would not fail at anything.
Besides, there was one of them who saved his master’s life. He would feel sorry if he hurt his master, wouldn’t he?
“Ah, Zuo Family…” Lu Zheng knocked on the table, “Just find a reason to get rid of them tomorrow, so they won’t get in our way.”
Early the next morning, everyone was woken up by the ringing of the temple’s morning bell. Zuo Shaoling sneakily sneaked into the side room in untidy clothes and was about to go back to sleep.
Liu Xi was indeed a demoness. Her charm almost drained Zuo Shaoling’s energy. The two of them had been hanging around for an entire night, and only after hearing the loud bell did they realize how much time had passed.
The moment Zuo Shaoling laid down, he was pulled out of bed by Zuo Shao. He yawned as he asked with dark eyes: “Big Brother, why are you up so early?”
If it wasn’t for the fact that they were of the same father and mother, he wouldn’t even want to say anything unnecessary.
“Hurry up and wash up. We’ll head back to the residence immediately.”
“Ah? So early?” Zuo Shaoling squinted at the slightly bright sky outside, and he lost all of his spirit.
“You dare to disobey Master Lu’s orders?” Zuo Shaoyang frowned in confusion, “Where did you go last night?”
“What?” Zuo Shaoling blinked innocently, “Nothing, I just couldn’t sleep well in another place.”
Zuo Shaoyan stared at his blackened eyes and the musky smell coming from his body. He frowned and urged unhappily, “Hurry and get up!”
Although he didn’t understand why that lord was in such a hurry to leave the mountain, he still felt it was better to leave as soon as possible when he saw Zuo Shaoling like this.
“Hurry up! I’ll give you the time of a cup of tea, what do you think about making Master Lu wait for you?” Zuo Shaoyang lectured him with a straight face, but he was already on the verge of losing all of his patience.
Zuo Shaoling wasn’t afraid of Mrs. Xue, Zuo Yunwen, or the madame. He was only afraid of this cold-faced elder brother.
However, Zuo Shaoyang didn’t care about him for long. In everyone’s eyes, Master Zuo was the hope for the future of Zuo’s Mansion, and everyone praised him. He was the dregs of Zuo’s Mansion, which everyone wanted to beat.
When he was young, he had once envied Zuo Shaoyang, but later on he thought it through. If there wasn’t someone who was capable at managing Zuo Family, then his good days would have come to an end. Rather than arguing with his big brother, it would be better to just stick close to him.
Zuo Shaoling jumped out of bed with a “whoosh” and shivered. Then, under attendant’s care, he washed and changed his clothes. After he was done packing, he took his paper fan and swaggered out of the backyard with Zuo Shaoyan.
However, when he saw Lu Zheng, he still withdrew his neck out of habit and hid behind Zuo Shaoyang’s back in a flash.
He also wanted to get closer to Lu Zheng, but every time he saw him, his heart would be filled with fear, especially his eyes, which were as sharp as knives, and made him shiver from head to toe.
Seeing that everyone was here, Lu Zheng stood up and left without saying a word. When they left the temple, the Cheng Guang Master actually came to send them off himself, which made everyone surprised.
As Zuo Shaoqing walked behind, he could faintly hear Master Cheng Guang saying to Lu Zheng: “Sir, remember, do not be impulsive in all matters. Bear with the sea and the sky for a while, Sir should pay attention to the people at dawn.”
Zuo Shaoqing was even more curious. No matter how he looked at it, Lu Zheng was not a impulsive person. Furthermore, Master Cheng Guang’s words were really thought-provoking.
He paid attention to the expressions of the crowd. Other than Lu Zheng and his servant, who only left his back, everyone else revealed a thoughtful expression.
Cheng Guang stood on the spot, watching Lu Zheng leave. When Zuo Shaoqing passed by him, he sighed, turned around and walked into the temple.
Zuo Shaoqing was confused by his sigh, how did he get a taste of helplessness from it?
He shook his head, thinking that these so-called high monks were all mysterious monks, too good at riddles.
The way down the mountain was much easier than going up the mountain. However, because the sky was getting dark, everyone didn’t walk very fast.
When they were almost halfway to the pavilion, Lu Zheng actually took the initiative to stop and rest. This moved the group of scholars whose legs had gone soft.
Unfortunately, this feeling of gratitude disappeared in the next moment. Master Lu said expressionlessly, “You guys go first. I still have things to do!”
“…” Zuo Shaoqing looked around and wondered what important matter Master Lu had in the wilderness.
Could it be that he could coincidentally meet a Heavenly Immortal beauty here?
No, if Master Lu had no interest in the Heavenly Immortal beauties, then he would be an immortal beauty.
Zuo Shao Xi was a bit hesitant and suggested: “Master Lu only has one attendant with him, would it be okay to have Zuo’s Mansion’s attendant stay behind to wait on him at night?”
Lu Zheng glanced at the dozen or so clean and white attendant and said with disdain, “What’s the use of staying?”
Zuo Shaoqing almost burst out laughing. He thought for some reason about the four warm bed girls that Mrs. Xue gave him that night. He was thinking that if Mrs. Xue gave him some handsome attendant, he would accept them.
But to be honest, hearing Lu Zheng’s words, he felt really good inside.
On one hand, it was to be able to see Zuo Shao eat a loss, on the other hand… Hehe… He was really worried that Lu Zheng would leave them behind.
A strange feeling rose in Zuo Shaoqing’s heart. He turned around in confusion and stared at the jungle on the roadside as he thought. Just now, he felt that someone was spying on him.
Although his martial arts had yet to reach home, his five senses were much sharper than when he was alive. This was a surprise he had discovered a few days ago.
“Get lost!” Lu Zheng shouted. Everyone saw a shadow pass above them like a leopard, landing in front of the pavilion. It was the silent green-clothed attendant.
“Ah…” With the first scream, the mountainside fell into chaos.
A few black shadows appeared from the forest and surrounded Yinyi in the blink of an eye.
Zuo Shaoyang and Cao Zongguan looked at each other and saw the hesitation in each other’s eyes.
In the end, he was still a scholar. It was a lie not to be afraid at this time. However, if they really took their people away, would they leave a “fear of death” impression on Master Lu?
Zuo Shaoqing wasn’t as complicated as they thought. He was just standing on the spot because he was worried about Lu Zheng. Thinking about the man’s injuries, he might be able to help if he was in danger.
But then he thought: He has already gained quite a lot from saving his life. If he were to save Lu Zheng again, would he be able to get Lu Zheng to repay him with his body?
Zuo Shaoqing smiled, but no one appreciated his smile.
The two of them faced each other for a few seconds. Yinyi was like a towering pine tree standing in the encirclement. He only moved half an inch when a man in black behind him stabbed with his sword.
Zuo Shaoqing nervously held his hands and quietly moved to stand in front of Lu Zheng. Although he knew he was not good enough, he still had to put on an act, no?
Zuo Shaoqing was anxious as he watched Yinyi pierce through the sharp blades and knock the men in black onto the ground with his bare hands while the men in black around him kept rushing forward.
“Aren’t you going to help?” He looked at Lu Zheng, who was standing beside him, completely unperturbed. It was obvious that Yinyi was too weak to help. Was it really alright if he did not help?
Lu Zheng didn’t even raise his eyes as he gently pushed Zuo Shaoqing away and muttered: “Obstructing my way!”
Zuo Shaoqing was angry and shouted in a low voice, “Why don’t you bring more people with you?” Wasn’t this the dignified Duke Zhen? Shouldn’t there be a lot of people outside? Shouldn’t they be hiding death soldiers? How could he keep putting himself in danger time and time again?
“So noisy!” Lu Zheng said this word softly as he continued to pay attention to the situation in front of him.