The Return of The Lord God - Chapter 181
The Wen family’s residence was West of the city, just around the corner.
Liao Sufan took a look at the heavy snowflakes drifting from the dark sky outside and patted Huang Hongyuan’s shoulder, saying in a stiff voice, “Director Huang, take off your jacket.”
Huang Hongyuan froze and hurriedly took off his jacket, “Aigoo, look at me. Lord Liao must be cold. I haven’t washed this jacket for a few days, so don’t dislike it. ”
After receiving the jacket from Huang Hongyuan, Liao Sufan put it on Bai Lixin’s body without saying a word, “Your body is weak, and you have suffered from trauma. You should wear more clothes.”
Bai Lixin smiled, “What about you two?”
“You don’t have to worry. We are both martial artists. How can we serve our country if we can’t even stand this cold? ”
Bai Lixin nodded. He glanced at Huang Hongyuan, who was freezing and shivering and smiled, “Thank you then. The adjutant can come along too. ”
The adjutant who drove the car smiled awkwardly, “But then the car ……”
“Who would dare steal my car even if it’s left here? The day is getting colder, and since young master Wen has invited you, you should also come along. ”
The deputy officer didn’t push back at Liao Sufan’s words.
The car was abandoned and the group walked to the Wen family home in the face of wind and snow…
The Wen family was in decline and could not afford to keep so many servants, so Liang had already gently sent most away. Only the old slaves who had stayed in the family for a long time and had no place to go stayed. So, there were only five or six servants left in total.
Liao Sufan asked for the direction of the Wen family house and intentionally walked in front of Bai Lixin. The snow on the ground was thick and untrodden, so it was hard for people to walk on it.
Liao Sufan’s steps were not very big. Hee moved through the thick snow one foot at a time.
Bai Lixin was also an easy-going person. He didn’t waste his energy turning him down since he was willing to tread the path for him. Every time Liao Sufan lifted a foot, he followed and stepped into Liao Sufan’s footprints. In this way, it can be said that he saved some energy.
Liao Sufan watched this out of the corner of his eye, and the corner of his mouth rose slightly.
His original intention was to block the wind and snow for Wen Xuyao and clear the way, but he was afraid that the latter would not appreciate it, so he just did it in a roundabout way. He didn’t expect Bai Lixin to understand him. In an instant, a warm current flowed through his heart and soul, penetrating his spleen and making him unable to feel the cold.
The wind and snow were so strong that they did not say a word on the way. Ten minutes later, the group arrived at the door of the Wen family’s ancestral house.
Bai Lixin knocked on the door, and in a few moments, someone opened the door.
As soon as the door opened, the old housekeeper exclaimed when he saw who had come, “Good heavens, young master, you’ve finally come back!”
Liao Sufan was blaming himself again.
Bai Lixin had his jacket in his arms and two other coats on his body, and his face was flushed from the long walk.
He smiled and said, “Am I not back? I told you I was going to the police station before I left. With Hongyuan around, what can happen to me?”
The old housekeeper only had eyes for Bai Lixin at the moment, and he stomped his foot at his words, “How could there be nothing wrong? Didn’t you go to the police station last time and almost lost your life?!”
Liao Sufan’s chest ached like there was a knife in it, and he felt the grip on his heart tighten.
Bai Lixin laughed in his heart, but on the surface, he coughed in embarrassment, “Wenbo, I have three guests with me. Are you not going to let us in first?”
Only then did Wenbo remember that he had stopped Bai Lixin outside the door. He hurriedly gave way and laughed dryly, “I’m getting old, I forgot in my haste. Quickly go in, young master. The guests are also welcome. ”
Although the Wen family did not have many servants, the courtyard between the main gate and the main hall was cleared to allow a path. They walked along the path to the main hall.
Bai Lixin first bent down and placed the coat with Peony’s bones outside the door, and then pushed the dark red door open. As soon as the door was pushed open, a rush of warmth hit them. There was a huge fireplace burning with fiery red coals in the middle, warming the room.
Bai Lixin sighed comfortably and took off the two coats and put them on the chair. He then turned to the main seat with his hands clasped in a respectful bow, “Grandpa, I’m back.”
At that moment, Liao Sufan and Huang Hongyuan also walked in. The old man sat on the main seat, looking down at the crowd. He saw the two wearing official uniforms, but he did not rise to greet them. He just swept a glance at them, then directed his eyes at Bai Lixin: “Have you eaten yet?”
Bai Lixin smiled and put away his hands to stand straight. “Not yet. I was busy with something at noon and forgot.”
Elder Wen’s face chilled and his eyes turned colder when he looked at Liao Sufan and Huang Hongyuan, “Director Huang, long time no see, how are you?” The other one must be the famous Governor Liao, right? Right behind you is your right-hand man, Lieutenant Gao, right? I’m glad to meet you. ” Although he said this, there was no sense of honesty or respect in his tone.
While Adjutant Gao’s face was a little ugly, Liao Sufan’s face was slightly red. His face was now burning with pain, as if he had been slapped severely several times, making him ashamed of himself.
In his heart, he sighed again. The unreasonable 20 beatings really offended the Wen family.
I’m regretting it!
Huang Hongyuan smiled flatteringly, “Master Wen, it’s been a long time. Your body is getting stronger and stronger.”
Elder Wen was now in his seventies, but with his strong looks and rosy cheeks, he looked no worse than a young man.
“I am getting stronger, but I pity my grandson. He only went to the police station but ended up suffering a disaster. My grandson’s health is already poor, and he has just recovered, but today he has suffered from hunger again. Commissioner Huang, I am not a talented person, but I would like to ask you, is there no more law in your police station?”
Elder Wen had a fiery temper, and when he saw that his grandson had suffered again today, he was not willing to take it.
A few more knives cut into Liao Sufan’s heart, and he felt even more guilty.
Huang Hongyuan was aware of Elder Wen’s explosive temper, so he could only smile at this moment, “Yes, yes, it’s my fault for not treating him well, Elder Wen. Please calm down. I’ll go make a bowl of noodles for Xian Zhi. ” With that, he fled in a huff.
I know Master Wen has a fiery temper, but I will avoid it if I can.
The only people who were left in the hall were Liao Chen Fan and his adjutant.
Seeing that Elder Wen didn’t invite them to take a seat, Bai Lixin said, “Grandpa, I actually have to thank Lord Liao. He delayed his lunch to accompany me to see some old friends, and he sent me back. His car even got stuck in the snow and couldn’t move.”
Only then did Elder Wen’s face ease a little: “So that’s how it is. Why are you all standing around? Quickly take a seat.”
Bai Lixin:”… ” Who would dare to sit down before you asked?
Bai Lixin breathed a sigh of relief when he finally let people sit down. He sneaked a wink at Liao Sufan and heard Elder Wen continue, “Xian Zhi, which of your old friends are you looking for?”
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Bai Lixin scratched his head and smiled awkwardly, “I’d rather not tell you. I’m afraid you’ll be angry.”
Elder Wen raised an eyebrow, “Nonsense, I have a good temper. How could I be angry?”
Bai Lixin:”… ”
Liao Sufan: “…”
If you are good-tempered, no one is bad-tempered.
Elder Wen asked again, “Tell me quickly, who is it?”
Unable to resist Elder Wen, Bai Lixin had to say, “It’s a former confidante of mine, Miss Peony from Cuiyan House.”
“Oh, the girl who wrote poems for you? That’s a good girl. I remember you said she was redeemed. Not so? Is she married now? If Peony is already married, you must not have any unrealistic thoughts. Do you hear? ”
Bai Lixin’s eyes fluttered for a moment, “I would like to discuss this matter with you, grandfather. I brought Peony back. ”
Elder Wen was dumbfounded, “You brought back? Where is she? It’s so cold outside. What if she freezes? ”
Bai Lixin chuckled dryly and suddenly knelt on the ground and raised his hands above his head, “Grandfather, this grandson has a request. Please take Miss Peony as my sister. ”
Elder Wen stood up from his seat and said, “What’s going on here? Stand up and speak! ”
Bai Lixin sighed and told the story of Peony. At the end of his speech, he sighed, “Miss Peony was lonely and has no one to take care of her after her death. I want to take her as my sister and bury her in the Wen family cemetery so that I can do my last bit as a friend. ”
Although Elder Wen had a hot temper, he was also a man of great temperament. He let out a long sigh, “That granddaughter of mine is also a fiery person.”
Bai Lixin’s eyes lit up, “Grandpa, are you agreeing to this?”
Elder Wen smiled, “As for the burial, leave it to Old Wen. You are not yet healed, so rest well at home.”
They spoke for so long, and left the other two hanging dry to one side. The adjutant’s face was slightly green, but Liao Sufan’s face was calm, and his eyes were only staring at Bai Lixin.
Wen Xuyao is a man of the utmost love and character. He was really blind to taking him as trash at the beginning.
Time passed quickly, and while Bai Lixin and Elder Wen were talking about the matter, Huang Hongyuan walked in with a steaming bowl of spring noodles on a tray.
“Aiya, I just made my speciality, spring noodles. Eat it quickly, Xian Zhi, don’t go hungry any longer. ”
Seeing that Wen Xuyao and Huang Hongyuan were so familiar with each other that the latter could enter the kitchen and cook at will, Liao Sufan’s face, which had not changed even when he had been ignored to one side, was now cold.
Huang Hongyuan, who had not noticed, placed the tray on the table next to Bai Lixin and sat down on the echelon chair next to him, “Xian Zhi, where am I staying tonight?”
Bai Lixin took a sip of the hot soup and thought for a moment, “There is a spare room next to mine; why don’t you stay next to me?”
Two voices rang out almost simultaneously.
The eyes of the crowd flashed towards Liao Sufan, who coughed lightly, “Commissioner Huang, we still have to discuss the case tonight.”
Bai Lixin laughed, “That’s fine, there is another empty room on the other side of mine. I hope Governor Liao doesn’t mind if he stays next to me tonight?”
Liao Sufan’s face reddened slightly, and with another light cough, he said, “Since it doesn’t affect the analysis of the case, then I’ll respectfully comply with your request.”
Bai Lixin hooked his lips in a smile and continued to eat his noodles with his head bowed.