C49 – Young Master must be Ashamed of Himself!
Zuo Shaoqing stared at Lu Zheng’s calm face. He took advantage of everyone’s inattention to pull out a dagger from his boot and put it in Lu Zheng’s hand. This thing had never left his hand ever since he was reborn.
Lu Zheng looked down at the dagger in his palm in astonishment. It was fancy but not sharp. He glanced at Zuo Shaoqing with a weird expression. Obviously, he didn’t expect a scholar to carry a murder weapon with him.
He put the dagger back in its sheath. Seeing that Zuo Shaoqing wasn’t going to accept it, he disdainfully said, “I don’t need it, it’s so childish!”
The two of them were very close, and their voices were also very low. The moment Wu Tie finished speaking, he saw Zuo Shaoqing glaring at him with his eyes wide open.
He couldn’t help but take a few more glances, until he heard the sound of wind breaking. He subconsciously raised the dagger in his hand to block the incoming arrow.
“Kacha!” The arrow fell to the ground and Zuo Shaoqing’s dagger broke at the same time.
Before Zuo Shaoqing could feel ashamed, he saw the other two arrows fly towards Lu Zheng. He quickly shouted, “Be careful!”
Lu Zheng stood where he was without moving an inch. He grabbed Zuo Shaoqing’s arm with one hand and pulled him behind him, easily avoiding the two dazzling arrows.
However, these three arrows were just the prelude. The next moment, countless hidden weapons as thin as cow hair were thrown out from the dense forest.
Lu Zheng did not dare to be careless this time. His figure flashed past everyone’s line of sight, took off his cloak, and swung his hidden weapon.
Even so, quite a few Zuo’s Mansion servants standing at the edges of the pavilion still fell down, as they let out short blood-curdling screams, then spat out white foam and died.
Everyone was scared to the point that their legs went limp as they scrambled into the pavilion. They squeezed together and crowded around each other in search of a sense of security.
Zuo Shaoqing was pushed to the back of the crowd. He was originally short, but now, he couldn’t even see Lu Zheng’s back anymore. He anxiously used his eye knife to scratch the tall man in front of him.
He thought to himself darkly: Maybe he could solve the problem of Zuo Shaoyan and his brother without anyone noticing, without even having to take the blame for it.
As long as these two brothers died, he would be the only son left in the mansion. No matter how reluctant Wu Tie was, he could only hand over the family to him, unless Mrs. Xue could still bear the consequences, otherwise, wouldn’t Mrs. Xue and her daughter would just let him squash them?
Who said that a bastard couldn’t be the head of a household? He would definitely become the master of Zuo Family, allowing Mrs. Xue to live under her breath.
Zuo Shaoqing’s eyes gradually turned cold as he watched Zuo Shaoyan and Zuo Shaoling being surrounded by a group of servants. He looked worriedly at Lu Zheng who joined the battle and didn’t realize that the danger was only one step away from them.
Zuo Shaoqing clenched his fists. His sharp nails pierced the flesh of his palms, but he didn’t feel any pain. Just when he was about to make his move, a body suddenly flew over and scared everyone to the point where they had to retreat.
Zuo Shaoqing’s plan was interrupted. He nimbly sneaked into the crowd, deliberately blocked the corpse when it crashed into him, and then pretended to be knocked over as he quickly moved back. The position he chose was right in front of Zuo Shaoyan.
“Brother Shao Xi…”
Zuo Shaoqing turned his head and secretly admired the strange scene of Lord Zuo being overpowered by human flesh for a while.
After everyone moved the body away and helped Lord Zuo up, Zuo Shaoqing finally stood to the side with a frightened face and asked with a trembling voice: “Big… Big… Brother… Are you okay?”
“Cough, cough…” Zuo Shaoyan stood up in a sorry state. His hair and clothes were stained with the blood of the dead, which made his gloomy expression look especially horrifying.
However, what was even more horrifying was the state of the corpse. Zuo Shaoqing didn’t have the courage to look at the corpse before he died, otherwise, he wouldn’t have the courage to touch it.
It was unknown whether the corpse’s chest had been slapped by Lu Zheng or by the green-clothed attendant. His entire chest had caved in, and his ribs had fractured, and several ribs had burst out, bringing out several pieces of flesh. His eyes were wide open, and blood flowed out from his seven orifices.
Seeing that everyone’s face was pale, some were even puking while holding their stomachs, Zuo Shaoqing held back his laughter and asked sincerely: “Brother, Master Lu’s victory is already in our hands, why don’t we go help him?”
Zuo Shaoqing’s meaning was very clear. Since Lu Zheng was about to win, he might be able to win Master Lu’s favor if he displayed it now.
Zuo Shaoyan also thought about this and immediately ordered his servants to help.
When these fancy and fancy attendant entered the stage, the scene immediately became joyful. They didn’t hold branches or rocks in their hands, and were often sent flying by one palm before they could even get close to the black-clothed man.
As a result, the smart servants started to move closer to the two main characters on stage. It was safe and they could show their faces in front of noble people, killing two birds with one stone!
Lu Zheng frowned as he looked at this group of troublemakers, especially when he saw a black-clothed man running away in the chaos. He shouted aggressively, “Get lost!”
He kicked up a stone from the ground and attacked the fleeing man in black. The stone accurately hit the back of the man’s head and sunk deep into his skull.
Using his palm wind to push away attendant who was surrounding him, Lu Zheng swiftly took care of the remaining few men in black clothing.
When everything settled, Lu Zheng walked into the pavilion with a darkened face. The surrounding people hastily backed off in fright. They had just witnessed Master Lu’s killing speed and ruthlessness and no one dared to go up and touch this bad luck.
As the leader of the group, Zuo Shaoyan was forced to step forward and said apologetically: “There’s nothing wrong with Master Lu, right? attendant of the Residence has never seen the market before and is causing trouble for Young Master!”
Lu Zheng coldly snorted, kicked away the corpses that had been forgotten in the pavilion and sat on the stone bench. He ordered unhappily, “Find the government and bring these corpses to the capital!”
Zuo Shaoyan looked at Lu Zheng with a little difficulty, “The Youuxi Town will take at least half a month to get to the capital on horseback. I’m afraid this…” The corpses of those from the capital were still not decayed yet, were they?
“Then chop off your head and send it over!”
Everyone felt their stomachs turn. Zuo Shaoyan’s face was stiff, and his mouth twitched as he responded.
He immediately sent someone to report the case to the nearest county. The He County Order was given to him, Lord Yue Shan, so he should be able to complete this difficult task.
Returning to the Zuo’s Mansion, the moment Lu Zheng entered the door, an old woman knocked into him. Before she even bumped into Lu Zheng, she fell to the ground with a stagger, and the box in her hands fell to the ground.
A scroll rolled out of the box and spread out in front of the crowd. On the scroll was a beautiful picture of a lady admiring a flower.
In the pink Peach Blossom Forest, a slim girl wearing a green jacket and a lake-colored dress was standing under the tree. Her eyes were shining brightly. She was truly more delicate than a flower.
Zuo Shaoyan’s face darkened and quickly shouted: “What happened? Why did you take out the drawing of the young miss?”
Zuo Shaoqing said “oh” in his heart. Isn’t the woman in the painting his elder sister who was known as the number one genius in Changping County?
The old woman knelt on the ground and kowtowed as she thanked him, “Please forgive me. Madam ordered me to take the painting that Miss has done to the embroidery room.”
The corner of Zuo Shaoqing’s mouth twitched, with ridicule in his eyes, these words were used to coax people who were not familiar with Zuo’s Mansion, no matter how you went from Zuo Shuhui’s room to the embroidery room, you wouldn’t be able to go around the main entrance.
Judging from her crude methods, it didn’t seem like Mrs. Xue’s style. It was most likely because Zuo Shuhui was in a hurry to show her face in front of Lu Zheng, that she managed to cause such an accident.
He first glanced at Lu Zheng, saw his usual cold face, and then glanced at Cao Zongguan. He suddenly had a bad feeling, seeing this silly scholar staring at the portrait with a red face, the admiration in his eyes clearly showed, it seemed that he had been poisoned!
“Hurry up and take it back. How can you take out the drawing of the young miss so casually?” Zuo Shaoyan sternly lectured a few times and then saluted Lu Zheng with his hands folded in front, “Sorry for making Young Master laugh!”
Lu Zheng replied coldly: “Looks like it’s time to clean up Zuo’s Mansion’s servants!”
Zuo Shaoyan’s body stiffened slightly. Then, he replied with a smile, “I’ll report this matter to my parents later.”
After settling the guys down, Zuo Shaoyan went to the study room in the front yard to talk to Zuo Yunwen about what had happened on the way there.
Speaking of that girl, Zuo Shaoyan gritted his teeth and said, “Father, it’s better if you discipline your brother more.”
Along the way, it was enough for him to understand the good things Zuo Shaoling did at Xizen Temple. When Zuo Shaoyan thought about how he had such a brother, he felt embarrassed.
Zuo Yunwen also had a sullen face, “Do you want me to be your father? But you also saw your mother’s attitude. Just teach her a few more words, and she’ll be angry with me. Hmph!”
Zuo Shaoyan thought silently, “If you didn’t force Mrs. Ruan to enter the house when your mother was pregnant and even caused that concubine to become pregnant, how could your mother be preterm due to fetal distress?” That was why he felt so much pity for his little brother, who was born prematurely. It was also why he hated his third brother and his mother so much.