By the time Shi Sheng transmigrated here was when the original host was caught by the bandits.

The female lead and the male lead should be bonding in the mountains at this moment.

The wilderness was the best place to bond.

Shi Sheng eating a chicken drumstick with her legs crossed, looking at a courtyard full of bandits while pondering, What should I do with them?

Should I kill them?

This is considered getting rid of the evil for the citizens. I can get some personality points, right?

Hei Feng Gang had been here for many years. Their boss was a murderer. After being acquainted with a few local gangsters, they formed their own gang and became the most prominent social canker in this area.

Due to their location, it was difficult to attack yet was simple to guard. These bandits were sure that they were secure, so they would head down the mountain from time to time to rob the villagers and snatched the women.

Shi Sheng, who was caught here, did not care about them. It's time to leave.

Shi sheng finished her chicken drumstick, killed the bastard that touched her and those who defiled the original host. She lit up a fire and headed back without laying a finger on the rest who did not ravish the original host.

[...] what's the difference between this and killing them?

Do I look like I'm someone who left them around for revenge?

Shi Sheng walked down along the mountain road. The fire roared and lit up the whole sky. The thickening smog filled half of the sky.

The road down the mountain was not easy to travel. Shi Sheng had to rest in between, taking up a lot of time to reach the mountain bottom.

By the time she returned to Bai He County, the sky was already dark.

The Ruan Family was in chaos. When they saw Shi Sheng return, the servants surrounded her instantly, forming an impenetrable crowd.

"Miss, where'd you go?"

"Why are you looking like this? Faster, prepare hot water, be careful, Miss..."

Shi Sheng went to Bai He Village with two people. She did not tell anyone from the Ruan Mansion. Hence, these people did not know where she was.

"Not a big deal." Shi Sheng waved her hand. She sounded weak and feeble, making those who heard her worried.

Her personal maid Qiu Shui held Shi Sheng. Her expression was full of concern, "Miss, why do you look so weak? Are you sick?"

"I'm tired."

Qiu Shui immediately ordered the servants to send Shi Sheng back to her room. When the hot water was done, Shi Sheng declined Qiu Shui's offer to serve her while bathing due to her being uncomfortable with it.

Qiu Shui was slightly shocked about it, Usually Miss would let me serve her when she's bathing…

Qiu Shui went out and shut the door. Some maids from the outside gathered around here right away," Big Sister Qiu Shui, is everything okay with Miss?"

"Miss seems to be rather odd." Qiu Shui said as her brows furrowed.

"What's wrong?"

"Where have miss been for the last few days?"

Qiu Shui looked at the room and waved her hand, "we'll discuss it after Miss is well-rested. What's important is that Miss is back safe and sound. Go and prepare the meal first."

Those maids agreed and ran towards the kitchen.

Shi Sheng immersed in the bathtub for some time before her body was slightly better. There was spiritual energy in this dimension. Since this body was pretty weak, she'd better train her body.

By the time Shi Sheng left the bathtub, the water was already cold. Qiu Shui was pacing outside with her brows locked. She let out a sigh of relief when she saw Shi Sheng walking out.

"Miss, you must be hungry. Let me get the servants to serve the foods."

Qiu Shui was the original hosts' personal maid. She had been following the original host since young. They grew up together. Although she was relatively young, she was meticulous in doing things. She was a very calm and mature person.

Usually, she was in charge of everything in the mansion.

The meal was ready, and it was pretty sumptuous.

The foods from the older era kept their original taste, some were delicious, and some were not as good as the modern era food as she could still taste the fishy taste.

As long as it was not something inedible, Shi Sheng was not picky. She had two bowls of rice in a row.

After her meal, Qiu Shui asked carefully, "Miss, where have you been for the last few days?" they had been looking for her all over the place.

"I was at Hei Feng Gang." Shi Sheng burped. Her tone was calm.

Qiu Shui, on the other hand, turned pale right away. She stammered, "m… Miss, why… Why did you go to Hei Feng Gang's stronghold?"

Even officials wouldn't want to go there, why did Miss go there?

Shi Sheng answered with a natural tone, "Because I was caught and brought there."

Qiu Shui's hand trembled, and the dishes she was collecting dropped on the floor, shattered into pieces and spilt all over the place.

The room fell into an eerie silence.

Qiu Shui looked at Shi Sheng, stunned. After a few seconds, she rushed to Shi Sheng, anxious and concerned, "Miss, are you okay? Did you… did you..."

Qiu Shui did not dare to continue.

Shi Sheng glanced at her and shook her head, "nope."

"It's alright then, it's alright then." Qiu Shui tapped her chest. She was terrified to death.

Old Master and Madam will protect Miss from heaven, will not let anything bad happen to Miss.

"Mis, why'd you get caught by them? Why didn't you tell us before you went out? What should we do if anything were to happen to you?"

Shi Sheng, "..." I'll not take the blame for this. The person that didn't tell you was Ruan Xiao Yang, not me.

Qiu Shui asked many questions, from how she was kidnapped and how she escaped from there. She asked about everything, at the end she was furious and wanted to report to the police.

"These robbers did not take the laws seriously. They even dared to kidnap our Miss. we have to report to the police."

"Of course they do." Shi Sheng said emotionlessly.

Telling the bandits to take the law seriously.

Isn’t that moronic?

"Miss!" Qiu Shui was indignant, "Why are you still so calm?"

Shi Sheng raised her brows, "what else can we do? If reporting to the police is useful, then they would've been caught long ago. Don't waste your energy."

"Then we should just forget about this?" Qiu Shui was unhappy. Her Miss had not suffered any hardship since young, but now she was kidnapped by the Hei Feng Gang. How could she just let it go?

Shi Sheng kept quiet if she were to tell her that she had already destroyed the Hei Feng Gang. Would she pass out of shock?

Shi Sheng decided not to tell her to avoid getting in more trouble.

Shi Sheng responded hastily and kicked Qiu Shui out of her room with the reason of her being exhausted.

Qiu Shui stood outside the door. After calming down a bit, she was confused.

Why did Miss…

Previously Miss was quite childish. Although she has a princess temper, she would always ask for her opinion.

This time Miss has her own opinion.

……

The Ruan Family was really wealthy. They not only had lands, but they had shops as well. Their monthly income was pretty impressive.

All this wealth would be in the female lead's pocket after the original host's death.

If she wanted to keep these, she still had to deal with the female lead.

Shi Sheng ordered the servants to send all the financial records to her on the second day.

Qiu Shui was even more confused, "Miss… didn't you hate reading all these?"

When the Old Master had not passed, Miss would be unhappy whenever he let her read the accounts to learn about it. And now she's reading it voluntarily?

Shi Sheng flipped through the accounts book, one hand supporting her chin and answered casually, "I don't want the Ruan Family business to die in my hand."

Qiu Shui froze, then smiled, "Miss's grown up."

If experiencing something could help Miss to grow. Qiu Shui thought it would not be that bad, at least Miss is still fine.

And she'll be even better in future.