Translator – Xiao He Lian

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Chapter 60.1

From Wen Chi’s courtyard to Hua Zi Zang’s courtyard, there is a pathway.

There were not many people coming and going on that path, only a few people rushed past during the day, and almost no one could be seen at night.

It was not the first time for Wen Chi to walk on this path, but it was the first time he felt the silence around him was a bit scary.
It seemed that even the noisy insects in the past had disappeared without a trace tonight.

Wen Chi touched the goosebump on his arm, and couldn’t help but quicken his pace.

Fortunately, the distance between their two courtyards was not too far.
In less than a cup of tea (15min), Wen Chi came to the outside of Hua Zi Zang’s courtyard.

The walls of the courtyard were built so high that Wen Chi could not see inside, except for the closed gate.

He took a deep breath, then raised his hand and knocked on the door.

Soon, he heard a faint sound of footsteps and someone asked from inside: “Who is out there at this hour?”

Hearing the voice of a stranger, Wen Chi was inevitably surprised.

He remembered that Hua Zi Zang came here without any maids and servants to serve him.
Later, Shi Jin who had arranged for two guards to keep watch over Hua Zi Zi Zang every step of the way.

However, when he came to look for Hua Zi Zang a few times before, even if Hua Zi Zang didn’t want to see him, he went to the door and said that he was not feeling well and he didn’t even order the two guards to come out and send him away.

Although Wen Chi felt puzzled in his heart, he still replied: “I’m Lin Yuan, I’m sorry to bother Young Master Hua at such a late hour, I really have to meet Young Master Hua for some matter.”

“Oh, so it’s the fourth master Lin.” The person inside opened the door, revealing a face that couldn’t be more ordinary.
“Young Master is inside, Fourth Young Master Lin, come in first.”

Hua Zi Zang is finally willing to see him?

Wen Chi was overjoyed, quickly said thank you and walked in.

The courtyard where Hua Zi Zang lives is not big but it is not so small either.  It was already late in the day, and with many flowers and plants planted in the front yard, it gave Wen Chi the feeling that he was walking in a maze.

However, the person who led the way seemed to be very familiar with this place, and he led Wen Chi through the winding path with ease.

Wen Chi couldn’t stand the quiet atmosphere, so he opened his mouth to find a topic: “Did the Young Master Hua have dinner?”

“Yes, he has already eaten.” The man replied without turning his head, “If the Fourth Young Master Lin hadn’t come to the door suddenly, maybe Young Master Hua would have already rested by now.”

Wen Chi: “…”

The man said again: “However, Fourth Young Master Lin is the younger brother of Great General Lin, so how could Young Master Hua neglect you? As long as you come to the door, even if Young Master Hua has already gone to rest, he has to get up from the bed.”

Wen Chi didn’t know if he  was thinking too much, he seemed to hear a bit of admiration from that person’s tone, as if that person attached great importance to the status of General Lin’s younger brother.

Wen Chi gradually felt something was wrong and he slowly slowed down.

“By the way.” Wen Chi said, “Are you one of the people brought in by Young Master Hua? I don’t seem to have seen you before.”

The man said: “I am from the governor’s mansion and was sent by the governor to look after Young Master Hua for the day.”

Wen Chi asked curiously: “Then how do you know me?”

Hearing this, the man actually turned his head.

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The lantern in his hand emitted a faint light and his face was just between the light and the shadow, and his plain face looked extremely cold at this moment.

“I’m from the governor’s mansion and I’ve heard of your name since the moment Fourth Master Lin stepped into the mansion.” The man smiled slightly, “Does Fourth Master Lin have any questions?”

The man’s appearance was really terrifying, Wen Chi was so frightened that he couldn’t speak and he hurriedly shook his head.

“Since Fourth Young Master Lin has no other questions, I’ll take you to find Young Master Hua.” The man said and continued to walk forward.

Wen Chi followed the man as quietly as a chicken and as he walked, his pace became slower and slower.

After pulling a short distance away from that person, Wen Chi took advantage of the person’s inattention, turned around and ran away.

Wen Chi has felt strange since a while ago, he has seen so many maids and servants, which one doesn’t use the word “this lowly one”? Even Ruo Fang and Ruo Tao, who were already familiar with him, would never use “I” in front of him.

And even if a person’s identity changes, his temperament will not change.

That man didn’t look like a servant working in the mansion but rather like the middle-aged man who was caught by General Lin not long ago when he was about to sell his youngest daughter – no matter how formally one dressed, he couldn’t hide the rogue temperament in his bones.

Wen Chi ran back like crazy, afraid that if he slowed down, he would be caught by that person.

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