Chapter 1266: Family Rivalry (4)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Yazhe is still young. The child may take a roundabout because he doesn’t know better! I’ll follow what he says, and if it’s really not possible, there’ll be another plan in place! Shumin, what you said earlier is way out of line. It won’t do you any good to aggravate him!” He paused and then continued with knitted brows. “I know his style, so watch your words when you speak to him next time!”
“Yes, second brother.” She obeyed unwillingly.
After that, he made a call to the army.
The men that Mu Lianjue commanded in this operation were sent by the military. This was to say that his every move was watched by him, the man’s older brother!
Just as what his nephew had said, he indeed deliberately allowed this to happen so he could remove Yun Shishi, the stumbling block, through his younger brother.
What he did not expect was Mu Yazhe’s resolve in this entire matter.
Hence, he knew that he had to rein in the men now.
At his call, the commander at the military zone fearfully abided by his order and got all the army personnel to retreat.
When Mu Lianjue caught wind of this, he knew that he had lost the upper hand, but that did not mean that he would give in willingly; hence, he did not recall the assassins whom he had sent out to give chase even though the combat troops were recalled!
Mu Yazhe had dealt him a bad hand, so likewise, he would return an eye for an eye!
The sky had gradually darkened.
Youyou was sitting atop a hill, feeling bored.
Zhao Linghua continued prattling beside him, though he had zoned out automatically by then.
She did not show any intention of stopping her chatter.
In the end, he could not help asking, “Aren’t you tired?”
“What do you mean?”
“You’ve been talking nonstop; aren’t you tired?”
She made a face. “Well, since you mention it, I’m indeed thirsty!”
Pulling his hand, she said, “Let’s go; I’ll bring you somewhere to quench your thirst!”
He did not want to move, but she was strong, and he could not stop her from tugging him along.
With him in tow, she happily trotted along a mountain pass.
Following the long, winding stone steps down a valley, a sea of blue suddenly greeted his eyes!
His curiosity was piqued. Looking up, he studied the surroundings. Down below the mountain, in the valley, there was a natural mountain spring. At a glance, the aquatic lake was sparkling and clear—so clear that one could even see its bottom!
“Let me tell you a secret; this is called the Virgin Spring. The water is so, so sweet, and you can drink from it directly! Every household in the village drinks from this spring!”
He was astounded. “Can we drink from it directly?”
He could not be blamed for asking this.
The pollution in the city had gotten from bad to worse. On any given day, the horrifying pollution in the streams would give off a stench, not to mention the springs.
The government might have spent a hefty amount of money to clean up the environment, but it was ineffective.
The haze had turned worse, just like how the rivers had become more polluted.
This was his first time seeing such clean and clear aquatic spring water in this life!
Lingling walked to the spring, scooped a handful of it with her hands, brought her face forward, and started slurping the water joyfully.
He mimicked her action and took a small sip from the scoop in his palms.
It was indeed sweet!
“It’s delicious, isn’t it?” she asked, positively brimming with pride.
He nodded in agreement and drank a few more mouthfuls. The sweet spring water slid down his throat smoothly.
In his heart, he could not help thinking how good it would be for his mother and brother to have a chance to taste the spring water here!