Chapter 109: Two Liangs (Part One)
Fang Jie sat in the tea house for a long while, and Qi Lin who was standing outside didn’t speak to Tie Nu and Ye Xiao at all. When Mo Ningzhi left, Tie Nu and Ye Xiao followed her. Before they left, they cupped their hands toward Qi Lin and said, “Farewell.”
They showed no emotions when they left, but Mo Ningzhi looked at Qi Lin meaningfully.
Qi Lin was still silent.
From the start to the end, Tie Nu and Ye Xiao didn’t speak to Fang Jie at all and didn’t even look at him. Fang Jie could only sigh in his mind after seeing this. It seemed like the grudge that these two were holding in their minds was more intense compared to the grudge that Mo Ningzhi had toward Fang Jie.
However, Fang Jie didn’t blame them for anything.
Regardless of who it was, this person would be resentful after being forced to dance on the verge of death for 15 years. Mu Xiaoyao, Da Quan, Qi Lin, and Chen Qingshan perhaps held resentment in their minds as well, but they valued their relationships with Fang Jie more.
Of course, Fang Jie felt like Chen Qingshan was perhaps different from others.
Qi Lin walked into the tea house and looked at Fang Jie. He wanted to say something, but he didn’t know what to say.
“It is alright.” Fang Jie got up, paid the bill, and walked out of the building. “Tie Nu and Ye Xiao chose a different path, and it is within their rights. After living in fear for many years, it is a great opportunity for them to live in peace. I’m still thankful toward them for the protection that they offered me in the past, even though we will be on different paths from now on.”
Qi Lin was frustrated, so he followed Fang Jie in silence.
The good mood that Fang Jie had earlier was all gone. Fang Jie had to admit that it was the wrong decision to wander on the street today.
But again, even if he didn’t come out today, perhaps Mo Ningzhi would go to his shop. This girl was probably waiting for today to say those things to him, messing with his mind before the entrance exam of the Martial Arts Academy.
Fang Jie took a deep breath and said to Qi Lin with a smile, “I suddenly realized that she is a child who hasn’t grown up. After experiencing hardship for me for three years, this is her childish way of getting back at me.”
Qi Lin who was frustrated laughed, and he scratched his head and said, “She is actually a quiet girl. In the last three years, even though she knew she was only a decoy, she never cried or made a fuss. She didn’t even say that she missed home. Most of the time, she would sit around quietly; she even liked sitting with Chen Qingshan. You know… Chen Qingshan never showed good temper toward anyone but you.”
“Her life back home must be unpleasant,” Fang Jie said after thinking for a bit, “There are only two types of people who could calmly accept this reality. There are idiots and people who desperately wanted to escape their situations.”
“She definitely isn’t an idiot,” Qi Lin replied earnestly.
Fang Jie laughed and said, “However, she isn’t that smart as well. Brother Qi Lin, let’s go somewhere.”
“Gold-Sharing Duke’s residence.”
Wu Yidao said that he would be making money in his sleep, but he always looked calm and relaxed in Fang Jie’s eyes. At least he didn’t appear busy.
When Fang Jie and Qi Lin got to Gold-Sharing Duke’s residence, this wealthy merchant was fishing at that small lotus pond.
“Fishing the fish that you bought? How come it looks strange to me?” Fang Jie said as he smiled and walked to Wu Yidao. “You bought koi fish to put in the lotus pond, and now you are fishing them up to eat. Isn’t it wasteful?”
Wu Yidao stared at the float and replied without turning his head, “This is an elegant activity; how come it turns boring when you say it? Fish have two uses in my opinion. First, I put them in the pond for fun. Second, after I get bored with them, I will fish them up and eat them. Don’t you think that I wasted nothing?”
Fang Jie sat down beside the lotus pond and said with a smile, “Sir, can I ask you for a favor?”
“I’m going into the Martial Arts Academy tomorrow for the entrance exam. You know that this is an important thing for me.”
“I wish you all the best.”