When Yang Pojun and Lin Zhiguo came to the courtyard together, Abbess Yun Miao was already there standing. Yun Miao curtly nodded her head at Yang Pojun, but completely ignored Lin Zhiguo, turning her head away as if she hadn’t noticed him.
Lin Zhiguo sighed and walked towards Yun Miao. “Why must you do this? You make me feel bad every time we meet. We’re supposed to be devoted to each other ever since the day we got married. There’s is nothing you will benefit from, for treating me like this anyway.”
Yun Miao snorted disdainfully. “Mind your own business. I don’t need you to step into my life.”
“Can I really stay out? If it wasn’t you who insisted Hui’er to get together with Yang Chen back then, this incident would not have even taken place. Are you satisfied now that the young master of the Yang clan is injured?”
Yun Miao stared at Lin Zhiguo angrily and said, “This decision is still leaps and bounds better than you sending my son and daughter-in-law to their deaths!”
“You…” Lin Zhiguo was infuriated, but couldn’t speak a word to defend himself. After all, it certainly was his decision that made his children die in a war at a place outside their hometown.
Seeing that Yun Miao and Lin Zhiguo started arguing upon meeting each other, the people around acted like they heard and saw nothing.
The fact that Lin Zhiguo and Yun Miao were married wasn’t a secret to the people in this circle. However, they still didn’t understand what specifically took place between them, but knew that they have had this conflict for the past twenty years or so. Thus, they weren’t very surprised.
Yang Pojun made eye contact with his younger sister Yang Jieyu before walking towards Guo Xuehua. With a complex gaze, he looked at the door between them and the patient room. “Is that young man treating Lie’er?”
Guo Xuehua had always been a gentle woman. Although she had a fight with Yang Pojun earlier, she wouldn’t follow in the footsteps of Yun Miao, to argue for more than twenty years with him. Slightly nodding, she said softly, “He told us to not distract him for half an hour. He should be done really soon.”
Yang Pojun involuntarily asked, “Did he say anything out of the ordinary to you?”
“Anything out of the ordinary? What are you trying to ask?” Guo Xuehua looked at her husband with a weird gaze.
Yang Pojun immediately changed the subject .”He agreed to come right after you asked him to? Didn’t he voice out any requests?”
Guo Xuehua naturally wouldn’t tell him that she kneeled down before Yang Chen. It wasn’t because she felt ashamed. She knew that Yang Pojun would definitely be angry at her if she did. When that happened, everyone would end up awkward and unhappy.
As a result, Guo Xuehua merely said, “He asked me to not beg him anymore in the future. This is the only request he made.”
“Beg?” Yang Pojun frowned tightly. However, when he heard that Yang Chen didn’t allow Guo Xuehua to beg him, his heart stopped beating for a split second…
Yang Pojun quickly noticed that although Guo Xuehua didn’t recognize Yang Chen, Yang Chen might’ve found out about his relations with the Yang clan.
Yang Pojun could think of many reasons why Yang Chen didn’t expose this affair. But no matter which one it was, he’d be fine as long as Yang Chen didn’t announce it.
“Indeed you shouldn’t be begging him. He’s from the younger generation and not an important character. He doesn’t deserve to be begged by you,” Yang Pojun said proudly.
Guo Xuehua wrinkled her brows, but didn’t say anything to fight back. After all, she had gotten used to Yang Pojun’s arrogance.
At this moment, Guo Xuehua gazed upon Yang Pojun’s cheek. Suddenly, something clicked in her mind…
She soon got lost in thought. Why does he…
Silence continued in the courtyard for another five or six minutes. The door finally got opened. Looking indifferent, Yang Chen silently walked out of the room, with his forehead covered in sweat.
Everyone turned their attention to Yang Chen as they waited for an answer.
Yang Pojun and Guo Xuehua held different gazes. Yang Pojun examined Yang Chen in contemplation, while Guo Xuehua was stunned, as if she suddenly realized something.
Yang Chen said to Yu Jizi and the others, “Give him a month and he will recover. His ability will be slightly dampened than before, but he can return to his previous level if he practices extra hard.”
Yang Chen’s voice sounded rather weak. The amount of internal energy spent on treating all the meridians and organs of a person was far beyond one could imagine. Furthermore, Yang Lie wasn’t injured on the outside, which caused Yang Chen to be unable to use his blood to speed up his recovery.
“Such a severe injury can be treated in a mere half hour. Senior Brother Song used to tell me about how magical Endless Resolve Restoration Scripture is, but I didn’t expect level nine to hold such a horrifying speed of recovery,” Yun Miao mumbled.
The people around got slightly relieved. If Yang Lie was paralyzed for the rest of his life, the people from the Yang clan wouldn’t let this matter slip just like that.
Although most of the people present knew that Yang Chen wasn’t afraid of the Yang clan, they’d still be worried, as this would negatively impact China. Needless to say, Yang Jieyu was all the more worried as she was always concerned about her clan.
After Yang Chen finished speaking, he wasn’t willing to stay there any longer. He wanted to leave, but he noticed Yang Pojun standing right in front of him upon raising his head.
This was the first time that they have met each other in a formal setting. At the exact moment their gazes met, both Yang Chen and Yang Pojun instantly understood a lot of things clearly.
Guo Xuehua also finally realized what the strange feeling she felt upon seeing Yang Chen earlier was. They’re so alike!
My own husband and this young man called Yang Chen look so similar!
Although Yang Pojun appeared very aged, his look when he was young was incredibly similar to how Yang Chen looked now. However, Guo Xuehua had never thought in that direction before, so she had failed to notice anything unusual earlier.
Being outsiders, Yang Jieyu and Yuan Hewei managed to observe the situation more clearly. Through various secret investigations in addition to Yang Chen’s attitude, Yang Jieyu made a conclusion.
Yang Chen and Yang Pojun stared at each other in silence for a short while, as if they were no more than strangers to each other. Yang Chen then turned to look at Cai Ning and said, “Get a car ready for me.”
Before Cai Ning answered, Cai Yuncheng replied, “No problem. Thank you very much for saving Yang Lie.”
Seeing that Yang Chen planned to leave just like that, Lin Zhiguo walked forward and said, “Young Man, don’t leave so quickly. I still have to discuss something with you.”
Yang Chen had known that nothing good would happen when he noticed Lin Zhiguo earlier. Expectedly, he was here to look for Yang Chen.
“Say what you must, but make it quick.” Yang Chen appeared rather impatient.
Lin Zhiguo was well aware of Yang Chen’s attitude. Moreover, he was the one most aware that there were many people present that Yang Chen wasn’t willing to interact with. Thus, without getting mad, he smiled and said, “Perhaps here isn’t the best place to discuss this.”
Yang Chen headed outside the courtyard, while Lin Zhiguo followed him out after looking at everyone.
The others wouldn’t be so insensible as to follow them. Yang Jieyu, Yu Jizi, Yun Miao, Cai Yuncheng and his daughter Cai Ning all headed to another courtyard, leaving only Yang Pojun and Guo Xuehua there.
Yang Pojun noticed that Guo Xuehua had been looking at him doubtfully. He knew that his wife must’ve found something out. He was nervous but his face had proven otherwise. “Let’s go inside to look at Lie’er.”
Guo Xuehua remained quiet and followed Yang Pojun into the room.
Currently, Yang Lie was lying on the bed, looking much less pale than before. When observed closely, it looked like he was merely asleep.
Guo Xuehua felt slightly relieved. She tidied Yang Lie’s blanket while thinking of something else. With her back facing Yang Pojun, she asked, “Pojun, is there something you’re hiding from me?”
“No,” Yang Pojun answered without hesitation.
Guo Xuehua seemed to have confirmed her guess. Smiling, she said, “Since you said no, there must be something then. If there’s really nothing you’re hiding, you’d definitely ask me why I asked so. We’ve been married for so many years. I know you more than you do.”
Yang Pojun frowned. “Since you know me this much, you shouldn’t have asked me that.”
“Can I not ask about it?!” Guo Xuehua violently turned around and stared right into Yang Pojun’s eyes. “Tell me. Yang Chen—is he our lost child?!”