She Always Knew What Others Were Thinking
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
When Hua Zhichun was still living in the city as the son of the governor, he once saved a child beggar who was almost frozen to death right at the gate of the Feng Xue Temple. The child was smart enough to seize the opportunity and asked for a chance to be his servant. In order to persuade Hua Zhichun, he even changed his name to Ye Nu to prove his loyalty to Hua Zhichun.
Hua Zhichun agreed to keep the child servant. To the child’s benefit, Hua Zhichun had always been very kind to his servants. He never tortured them or gave them a hard time. As for Ye Nu, he treated him especially well, like a brother of his own. Whenever there was something good to eat or to see, he would keep some for the child or invite him over. He would usually take Ye Nu along wherever he went.
The old governor was not happy about it, so he often reprimanded Hua Zhichun over his attention for the child. He could see that Ye Nu harbored evil intentions, so it would be best if Hua Zhichun could stay away from the child. However, Hua Zhichun never paid attention.
After that, Hua Zhichun went for a hunting trip. He wanted to bring Ye Nu along, but Ye Nu had to run some errands for the old governor, so he missed the trip. The trip lasted for a century, and Hua Zhichun finally returned to a completely new environment.
“Ye Nu’s pinky finger is shorter than normal, so it would be easy to identify him. However, the Governor Ye that we met was wearing gloves, so I could not see his pinky finger.” Hua Zhichun sighed.
“If it is really him, I really do not understand why he is doing this to me. I never mistreated him back in those days. If they are not the same person, then perhaps it is just a coincidence that they seem the same.” Hua Zhichun could not decide.
Gu Xijiu thought about it for a moment. “How young is he, as compared to you?” She suddenly asked.
“Not much younger; only five years. When I found him, he was eight, and I was 13. For six years as my servant, I had always treated him like my brother. Never had I seen him as a servant. Perhaps Ye Ling is not Ye Nu. Maybe they only look a little alike. There are no reasons that he should treat me this way.”
Gu Xijiu tapped the table gently while contemplating. “There is nothing strange about this matter. If he really is Ye Nu, he definitely wants to erase all the dark moments in his life to maintain his social credibility as the governor, which is why he does not want to see you.”
The best way to erase all history was to wipe out anyone who knew about it. Knowing Ye Nu as a man who harbored evil intentions, there was a high possibility that he would kill Hua Zhichun. Perhaps, the purpose of his arrangement to stay alone in the temple was to murder him.
Gu Xijiu took a look at the clan leader, who was still confused. She shook her head. The clan leader had been living in the remote valley for too long. Every day was about hunting and sharing the food together with everybody else. His social life was very simple, so he became a little naïve. He forgot that people change. The outside world was far more complicated than he thought. Deceit and dishonesty were too common. Fortunately, Gu Xijiu still had her sharp instincts. She always knew what others were thinking.
Gu Xijiu was rather happy with how she had put everything together, but suddenly, she paused to contemplate. How did she link everything up so quickly? What kind of person had she always been? She was suddenly curious about her past.
A voice interrupted her thoughts. “Is Miss Gu here? The governor would like to invite you to see him.”
Gu Xijiu was bewildered. Why did the ladyboy suddenly invite her? Was he trying to make her leave so that he could carry out his evil plans? Was he going to send his men to murder the clan leader?