Chapter 51 Probably Be Poisoned to Death
Fang Yuan saw that his playmate looked pale. He shook his head and smiled, “Qingning, I will not betray you. It is not what you think.”
“But… she?” Seeing Su Li gracefully walking to him, Qu Qingning was full of doubts.
“To be exact, Su Li is my companion. So, I pretend to be a waiter in the Baiwei Building. Su Li also takes care of my sister.”
Fang Yuan explained roughly and felt helpless. During this period, the money that Fang Ling cost in food, accommodation and medical treatment all came from Su Li. Fang Ling now completely regarded Su Li as her sister. When he argued with Su Li, his sister would support Su Li. He was angry.
“It was unbelievable.”
Qu Qingning was stunned. In his eyes, Su Li was a miss of a big business family who did not know much about life. Now it seemed that the matter was more complicated than he had imagined.
“Well, would you like to help me?” Su Li said with a light smile, “I can give you what Mrs. Zhu can give you and even more.”
Qu Qingning was serious and asked, “I have a group of brothers in a poor temple. Will you help them?”
“I don’t raise idlers.”
Su Li’s first words made Qu Qingning a little nervous. But he was more surprised for what followed.
“But I will heal the sick or disabled. Then I will teach them skills and ask them to help me. What do you think?”
Hearing this, Qu Qingning was a little shocked. Mrs. Zhu only gave him silver. But as for teaching them skills to be self-reliant, he couldn’t resist it at all. After all, if his identity as a deserter in the Nanjiang Country was exposed, he would not protect himself. How was it possible to contact the authorities in the Dahan Country?
It would be great if Su Li helped him!
“Miss Su is so straightforward. I’m in!” Qu Qingning nodded without hesitation. Immediately he carefully asked, “Miss, have you doubted me earlier?”
Su Li smiled meaningfully and said, “You were disguised as ‘Wu Jin’ who I had met before.”
Qu Qingning’s cold sweat immediately flowed down. It turned out that he was exposed since the beginning.
Heidan smiled while listening to the conversation between his big brother and Su Li. It was awkward for his big brother.
“They have chosen to help me. Fang Yuan, take them to the valley and then take some money to build more bamboo buildings. Buy the things that I listed as soon as possible.” Su Li took out a bank note worth one million taels and sent it to Fang Yuan. Qu Qingning’s eyes grew round with delight when he saw it.
Su Li was so rich that she could give one million taels at once!
Fang Yuan said with a bitter smile, “You really like to dispatch people to do things for you. I don’t want to make a bamboo building. Qingning, build your own residence by yourself. I was so tired last time.”
Qu Qingning waved his hand, “It is easy. I have a big group of people. We can build it in a few days.”
After arranging it, Su Li left the dark alley. Today, she hadn’t went to the Baicao Tang to help.
Fang Yuan and Qu Qingning first went to the South Street to take all the latter’s brothers. Then they turned to the valley.
Seeing the little thin beggars like monkeys, Fang Yuan immediately smiled and said, “Qingning, are these the brothers you mentioned?”
Qu Qingning smiled and immediately moved closer and rubbed his hand. He whispered, “They have been hungry for a few days. You received 10,000 taels just now. You can buy some food for them.”
Fang Yuan was suddenly speechless and replied, “There is a lot of food in the valley. Let’s talk about it there. You don’t change much. But why do you have a relationship with them?”
Qu Qingning was a little serious and talked about his life as a fugitive, “I was hurt at the time and almost died. It was them who would rather be hungry than buy herbs in the Baicao Tang for me. The Doctor Qi of Baicao Tang is nice. He saved me little by little.”
Fang Yuan was silent. Compared with him, Qu Qingning was much worse.
“Our family has been destroyed. I will… take revenge sooner or later!” Qu Qingning no longer laughed and his words were full of hatred.
Fang Yuan patted his shoulder and didn’t speak.
Together with a group of hungry beggars, Fang Yuan took four hours to get to the valley.
Seeing the valley’s terrain was so secluded, Qu Qingning was amazed and said, “This place is so secluded. How do you find it? You still live here with Su Li, oh…”
Qu Qingning began to say something rambling. Fang Yuan glanced at him and made an emphasis, “And my sister! It was not found by me. It was Su Li that brought me here.”
Fang Yuan went to the cellar which was newly built to take rice and meat and then asked Fang Ling to go to the kitchen in bamboo building to cook. It didn’t take a long time.
The beggars sat around the wooden table on the first floor. All of them devoured food ravenously. They were orphans or were abandoned since they were born. They never ate such delicious rice and meat.
“May I have another bowl?”
When Fang Ling saw that the group of beggars ate the food which she cooked, she was enraptured, “Of course, I will fill it for you!”
Qu Qingning looked at them at the door for a while. He sighed softly and walked to the stair and sat next to Fang Yuan.
“I am really useless as a big brother. I can’t offer enough food to them. If I hadn’t meet you, I might not know what to do in the future.”
Fang Yuan smiled bitterly. Thinking of the experiences in the South Street, he harbored complicated feelings.
“I was almost the same as you. At that time, in order not to be exposed, I set up a stall on the street. Su Li donated me five hundred taels. But the silver was stolen in the blink of an eye. Finally, we lived in the South Street. Ling was almost raped.”
When the two people talked about their past, they were bitter. They were young but had borne a lot.
“Don’t talk about those. Su Li is kind and generous. Our life will be better and better. Qu Qingning turned his eyes and began to talk nonsense, “You might as well marry her!”
Fang Yuan’s expression was extremely weird.
Qu Qingning glanced at the bamboo building and saw the place where Fang Yuan lived on the first floor. He couldn’t help but curl up his lips, “The decoration of the place where you live is pretty good. Su Li should live in the second floor. I want to have a look!”
When Qu Qingning was about to get up, Fang Yuan was shocked and quickly pulled him.
Qu Qingning smiled and said, “Why are you pulling me? Is your possessiveness so strong now?”
Fang Yuan rolled his eyes and loosened Qu Qingning’s garment corner. He said, “If you want to die, you can go. Don’t blame me for not stopping you.”
Seeing Fang Yuan was serious, Qu Qingning was curious. The former had explained before he asked, “That is… the place where Su Li refines the poison.”
Refine the poison?
Qu Qingning was surprised. It was strange to put the three words together. Why did someone like Su Li refine the poison?
Qu Qingning suddenly remembered the inexplicable sense of crisis in the carriage during the day. He shook his body and quickly asked, “Fang Yuan, if you and I had not met, what would have happened to me?”
Fang Yuan glanced at him blankly and said coldly, “You will probably… be poisoned to death and even your bones will be gone.”
Qu Qingning’s body became stiff immediately. He laughed. Although Fang Yuan’s tone was extremely cold, he felt that the former was gloating over his suffering.
When Qu Qingning thought of this, he suddenly remembered something and said with a panic, “Oh! How will my disguise as Wu Jin be ended? That’s terrible. I received the deposit.”
“Why are you asking me? I am only a waiter.” Fang Yuan ridiculed him, “Is there someone who knows better about the Su Family than Su Li?”
“Su Li is just a miss of the Su Family. How can she be a match for the First Madam?”
Qu Qingning was doubtful. The First Madam was the biological mother of Su Li. Why did she harm her daughter with the trick? Wasn’t she Su Li’s biological mother?
Looking hesitant, Qu Qingning went to find Su Li.
After four hours, it seemed that he had changed into another person when he came back. He said with exultation, “Su Li is awesome. She could come up with the method. She is so smart!”
Fang Yuan immediately rolled his eyes and said, “Someone just said that Su Li was no match for the First Madam.”
“Although Su Li is only a girl with weak strength, we can’t compete with her in wisdom and schemes. Later, just help her, and don’t think about any evil ideas.”
Fang Yuan knew that his fellow warned him due to the vivacious character. Qu Qingning laughed and glanced at the second floor of the bamboo building. He was scared.
On the morning of the next day, Su Huanli hurriedly got on the carriage. He didn’t even have time to call Li Yin. Someone sent him a letter which said the cloth business didn’t go well. He had to have a look.
When it’s halfway, Su Huanli suddenly felt strange. He opened the curtain. Suddenly, a black shadow behind him covered his mouth and nose with a handkerchief before he saw the scenery outside!
Su Huanli subconsciously breathed twice and immediately fainted.
After a while, Su Huanli woke up and found that he was tied up and lying on the ground. Even his mouth was blocked and he could not speak.
“Who kidnapped me? Yang Family? Zhu Family?”
Su Huanli was frightened and he regretted that he didn’t come together with Li Yin. If Li Yin had been there, he would not have been kidnapped.
While Su Huanli was struggling, there was the sound of footsteps outside suddenly. Su Huanli turned around with difficulty and found himself in a poor temple. He was hidden behind the Buddha statue.
He was about to make some sound to draw attention, but the sound outside made his movements stiff. He became completely calm.
“Little asshole, my deposit has already been given to you. Why do you ask me to come here?!”
Su Huanli’s eyes shrank. He couldn’t be more familiar with the voice. It came from Zhu Yan, his wife.
Suddenly, there was a burst of laughter in the poor temple. Su Huanli recognized him again. He was Childe “Wu Jin”, the emperor’s relative.
Why did the two people have a connection?
Why did his wife call the childe little asshole?!
“First Madam, I told you to come here because I want to ask for help.” Qu Qingning looked greedy, “I have inquired that Su Li is a very important figure in the Su Family and there is a Baiwei Building in her hand. Her eldest brother will become a high-ranking official. I am really scared to cheat such a girl.”
Although Qu Qingning said he was scared, he stretched out his right hand and rubbed. Clearly, he wanted to get more money.
Zhu Yan was so angry that her arch eyebrows were raised, “Little asshole, don’t lose your face!! I have given you one thousand taels. Don’t be greedy!”
“Oh my God. I am so scared about what you said!” Qu Qingning looked careless and casual. He was not afraid of her at all. He said, “If I tell the matter to the Master and all the people in the Dasu Town, don’t blame me for failing to keep my promise. You did not say it clearly before and made mistakes first.”
When Zhu Yan heard what Qu Qingning said, she was so scared that her face was pale.