Chapter 149 – Rogue Scholar (25)
Thank you for the Ko-fi, Nebulae~ (๑✧◡✧๑)
Zhou Song was working as an academic commissioner in the prefecture next door and and he was in charge of the xiucai exam. But he was not in charge of the provincial exam. In fact, he was not a big official, and his hands couldn’t reach the Donggu County.
But he is an official after all.
Therefore, since he and the Wei family fell out, and the Wei family is in Donggu County, each day is worse than the last
First of all, the academy where Wei Zhiyuan teaches, don’t want Wei Zhiyuan.
Teaching in the academy, at most half a day of classes per day, there are many holidays, and a monthly income of several dozen taels of silver. They can also stay in the academy with other scholars to discuss knowledge… How many people want such a job?
Wei Zhiyuan offended someone, so his position also changed.
Previously, when Wei Zhiyuan had this income, it still wasn’t enough to pay for his living expenses in Fucheng. Now without this income, he is reluctant to return to Donggu County, or he should say that he feels ashamed and unwilling to return to Donggu County. He had to ask for silver taels from his family every month.
Moreover, the clansmen in the Wei family blamed them, and the Li family squeezed them out. Even the thugs in Donggu County especially like to trouble the Wei family’s industry.
Wouldn’t the Wei family’s life become more and more difficult?
All of this is known to Yan Jing Ze, after all, he used to be the head of the thugs.
Donggu County thugs will look for trouble with the Wei family and will come to him to claim credit…
Now that he has become a xiucai, these thugs have a different attitude towards him. They are both respectful and fearful of him. Yan Jing Ze also advised them to stop making trouble, but unfortunately, their parents are not good at managing them, he naturally cannot help.
And he has his own life to live, it is impossible to keep in charge of others.
He is now living his little life with Wei Lingxiu in Xing’an Village. He only goes to the Wei’s bookstore every few days to borrow a few books and exchange his calligraphy.
Such a life is simply a fairy day for him, especially since he and Wei Lingxiu are now a real couple.
It’s no wonder that men in this world want to marry a wife when they are old. At night, someone warms the bed and nobody warms the bed, it’s really different!
The night before, Wei Lingxiu had been “flogged”, and Yan Jing Ze was full of energy the next day.
“You are not allowed to talk to me about the law today.” Wei Lingxiu was a little listless: “I like to write poems and I didn’t force you to write poems with me!”
Yan Jing Ze: “…” OK! Follow all your orders!
Yan Jing Ze suddenly thought of something: “The food at home is almost gone. Today is the day to go to the market. Let’s go shopping?”
Wei Lingxiu was “punished” a lot last night. He felt a little uncomfortable. He didn’t want to go, but he didn’t want to stay at home alone, so he finally agreed, “Okay.”
“It’s okay, we are going by boat, you won’t be tired.” Yan Jing Ze knew Wei Lingxiu’s mind and added a sentence.
Wei Lingxiu wanted to go even more.
He is now a xiucai and he is treated respectfully when he goes out! It feels so good!
Today is the day to go to the market, Xing’an Village has specially built a boat to the county seat for people who want to go to the market.
As soon as Yan Jing Ze and Wei Lingxiu passed, someone gave way, but this time it was not because of fear, but because of respect.
“Master Xiucai is here! Master Xiucai, sit in the middle, it’s more comfortable in the middle.”
“You have to go to the market too!”
“Master Xiucai, what are you going to buy?”
People in Xing’an Village asked Wei Lingxiu one after another.
Although Yan Jing Ze didn’t hit people now and was kind to people, they were still a little afraid of him, but Wei Lingxiu… From the beginning, no one was afraid of Wei Lingxiu.
Wei Lingxiu answered one by one.
The people in the village couldn’t help but envy him while talking to him.
Everyone knew about him and Yan Jing Ze.
They used to think he was miserable, but now they don’t think so. With Wei Lingxiu and Yan Jing Ze behind their backs, some people secretly regret — had they known that Yan Jing Ze could change so much after “marriage” and not be an asshole at all, they would have married their daughter to Yan Jing Ze back then!
There was a time when Yan Jing Ze overheard someone say so, he was especially speechless, these people did not think about the matter of him liking men at all?
The boat weaved its way through the river and it didn’t take long to reach the county seat.
Today is the Market Day, and on both sides of the streets in Donggu County, there are some stalls that are not usually available, from all kinds of snacks to all kinds of gadgets.
Yan Jing Ze and Wei Lingxiu bought a lot of things and went to the restaurant together.
The two ordered food, but they have to wait a while… Yan Jing Ze looked at Wei Lingxiu: “Lingxiu, I forgot to buy something, now I’m going out.”
Wei Lingxiu nodded: “Okay.”
Yan Jing Ze smiled, touched his hand, turned and left.
Before, he thought about coaxing Wei Lingxiu and asked the silversmith in the county seat to make a hair crown with a piece of good-quality silver he got. He planned to take it now and give it to Wei Lingxiu when he returned home.
Yan Jing Ze left soon. Wei Lingxiu was too lazy to move, so he slowly drank the chrysanthemum tea given to him by the little servant boy. He was drinking it when he suddenly saw seven or eight men in their 20s and 30s entering the restaurant.
Wei Lingxiu subconsciously lowered his head – he recognized these people!
Aren’t these people the same people who robbed him of his money and beat him a year and a half ago, only to be beaten away by Yan Jing Ze?
It was because of these people that he got to know Yan Jing Ze.
Wei Lingxiu was a little scared, but soon thought that he is now a xiucai, and these people do not dare to make a move on him no matter what.
Thinking so, Wei Lingxiu relaxed, and at the same time, those people took their seats diagonally behind him.
There was a screen between them and the people over there couldn’t see him. Wei Lingxiu became more relaxed, and at the same time, began to listen to those people.
According to those people, they had just collected a sum of money back and were rewarded before they came to the restaurant to eat.
Speaking of which, someone from those people suddenly said: “Unfortunately, Brother Yan is no longer doing this work. When we go to collect money, it takes a lot more effort. If Brother Yan is in, just throw people on the water, who wouldn’t give money?”
“Yes, Brother Yan has the best skills.”
“I really didn’t expect that he could still pass the xiucai exam!” Another person said.
Wei Lingxiu was taken aback.
Before, hearing those people say “Brother Yan”, he did not think much of it, after all, there are many people in Xing’an Village who have the same surnames, but now they mentioned a xiucai… this Brother Yan is Yan Jing Ze, right?
Wei Lingxiu tensed up and listened carefully.
“Brother Yan can really accomplish anything! What he wants, he can definitely get. Like the young master of the Wei family, after he took a fancy, didn’t he get it?”
“Yes, we also accompanied him in a play!”
“When Brother Yan got the young master of the Wei family at that time, his hand became much more generous.”
“Yeah… I thought he was playing around with Young Master Wei but I didn’t expect it to be genuine.”
At the beginning, Yan Da received money from others to lead Wei Lingxiu astray, but his mouth was still quite tight, and did not tell other people.
In addition, Wei Lingxiu later gave him a lot of money… The money spent by these thugs during that time was all cheated by Yan Da from Wei Lingxiu.
Of course, they have such thoughts now because of the attitude of Yan Jing Ze this year…
At this moment, after someone mentioned this matter, another person immediately said: “You do not want to live anymore? How dare you say this, be careful of being beaten by Brother Yan! The last time someone said something bad about the young master, have you forgotten what happened to him?”
“Right… What Brother Yan said at that time, not a bit of information can be revealed.”
“Don’t say it, don’t say it.”
“Drink, let’s drink!”
These people ate and drank again, and some other things were said in the middle, all related to the casino.
Wei Lingxiu: “…”
Before, Yan Jing Ze was really a casino thug?
Their first encounter was also deliberately arranged by Yan Jing Ze?
Wei Lingxiu was thinking about this when the little servant boy came to serve food, and at the same time, Yan Jing Ze also came back.
“Lingxiu…” As soon as Yan Jing Ze came back, he smiled and greeted Wei Lingxiu. At the same time, because he was tall, he saw an acquaintance sitting behind the screen behind Wei Lingxiu.
Yan Jing Ze hurriedly looked at Wei Lingxiu’s expression and found that Wei Lingxiu’s expression was the same as before. He was finally relieved and winked at the person who saw him behind the screen.
The casino thugs: “……” They saw their boss and seemed to hear their boss calling that Young Master Wei’s name?
That Young Master Wei was sitting near them, did he hear their words?
That is what their boss told them not to reveal…
These thugs were all stunned. After looking at each other, seeing that the dishes were not yet served, they went straight away.
Yan Jing Ze stood up quickly, blocking Wei Lingxiu’s line of sight.
“What are you doing?” Wei Lingxiu looked at Yan Jing Ze, pretending not to understand.
“It’s nothing… I bought you a gift,” Yan Jing Ze said and took out the hair crown he had just bought to Wei Lingxiu: “I think this hair crown is especially suitable for you.”
Wei Lingxiu took a look and surprisingly found that there were words engraved inside: “Bought it?”
“I didn’t buy it, I had it custom made,” Yan Jing Ze coughed lightly.
Wei Lingxiu smiled and took it: “I like it very much.”
At this time, the thugs had already left, and Yan Jing Ze finally relaxed and sat down, ready to eat.
At this time, Wei Lingxiu asked: “Brother Yan, when did you like me?”
Yan Jing Ze said: “The first time I saw you, I felt very fond of you, so you should be my wife!”
Wei Lingxiu glared at Yan Jing Ze and sighed secretly.
He firmly believed that Yan Jing Ze was not a casino thug before, but he did not expect that Yan Jing Ze was indeed…
What else can he do? Can only pretend not to know.
Just… the person he likes is too stupid. He has liked him for so long but didn’t say it earlier.
Thinking about it this way, when the hotel’s signature braised duck came up, Wei Lingxiu tore a duck leg to Yan Jing Ze: “Brother Yan, you can eat more to replenish your brain.”
“My brain is very good.”
“So, all the more reason to make up for it!” Wei Lingxiu said.
Yan Jing Ze tore another duck leg to Wei Lingxiu: “You also eat to replenish.”
Wei Lingxiu: “…you think my brain is not good?”
Yan Jing Ze hurriedly said, “No! Absolutely not! My family’s Lingxiu is the smartest.”
Only then did Wei Lingxiu eat up.
Yan Jing Ze breathed a sigh of relief when he saw that Wei Lingxiu’s attitude towards him was the same as before. He probably didn’t see the former “little brothers” of the original owner, or he saw but those people didn’t say anything.
He ate in big bites, and at the same time, he put the dishes that Wei Lingxiu likes in front of Wei Lingxiu. He is not a picky eater, so the dishes they ordered are all Wei Lingxiu’s favorites…
Wei Lingxiu: “……” Half of his table is almost piled up!
On the other side, those casino thugs arrived outside the restaurant, and they all broke out in a cold sweat.
“What to do?”
“It’s over. It’s over…”
“Will Brother Yan beat us?”
They thought about it, and finally someone said, “How about we go get the Wei family in some trouble? Brother Yan would be happy to see this…”
The Wei family: “……”
Why are these thugs so cute? XD