A heavy object fell miserably onto the ground.
“...” At that moment, Ye Lang realised that he should have grabbed the flying object instead of dodging it.
“Uh, sir, are you okay?”
Turns out the flying object was an old man. Ye Lang immediately ran over to check on him.
“I’m fine. Young master, can you give me anything to eat? I haven’t had any food in a long time,” said the old man shakily as he stared at the barbeque in Ye Lang’s hand. His mouth was watering, he was so focused on the food that he forgot the pain he just endured.
“Here!” Ye Lang gave his food to him with no hesitation. The old man instantly stuffed his face the moment he got the food.
“Slow down, you’ll choke!” said Ye Lang.
“Oh… cough cough…” With perfect timing, the old man started to choke as he replied Ye Lang. He waved his hands, wildly gesticulating for some water to drink.
“Drink this!” Ye Lang passed some juice to him.
“Glug, glug, glug…”
After downing the juice, he let out a sigh of relief before continuing to eat the barbeque.
“Hey, who are you!” The disdainful voice directed a question at Ye Lang. Ye Lang turned around to see a rather young man dressed in flashy clothes.
“Hello, I’m Ye Lang,” greeted Ye Lang. Ye Lang felt no need to hide anything, his name wasn’t a secret anyway.
There was more than one Ye Lang in the world, there was no point to lie.
“Ye Lang? So Mr. Ye, what’s your relationship with that beggar?” said the well-dressed man. He didn’t realise who Ye Lang was, the name Ye Lang was pretty common but he did take note that his surname was Ye.
From what happeend next, the old man must’ve had the surname Ye too, or he had relatives with the surname Ye.
“He’s my grandson,” said the old man suddenly.
“??” Ye Lang was confused at what was happening. Why did the old man claim that he was his grandson? It seemed that the old man was quite well known around here.
This man surely knew something about him!
“Your grandson? Didn’t he die long ago?” asked the well-dressed man.
“Those were just rumours, my grandson didn’t die!” roared the old man as if the dandy man said something unreasonable.
“Not dead?” the man was confused but the confusion soon replaced with disgust. He said, “So what if he is your grandson? He’s still trash!!”
“My grandson is not trash!!” roared the old man.
“??” Ye Lang was still utterly confused.
Ye Lang didn’t know that the grandson didn’t have a respectable surname, just like the old man. He too had been called trash for his whole life. It was hard for anyone without a respectable surname to succeed or even survive in this world.
However, the grandson was able to catch up with the help of his peers who came from powerful families. Unfortunately, he met his fate in an adventure that went wrong.
“Ugh! Trash is trash. Death doesn’t make it different,” said the dandy man.
“He’s not trash, he’s not dead…” The old man shook his head as he said pathetically.
Ye Lang chose to just leave the scene when that happened. He didn’t acknowledge the well-dressed man or the old man and walked past them. He needed to find a place to stay, he didn’t have time for this.
Besides, the old man dragged him into this for seemingly no reason. Ye Lang was a little pissed about it so he had no sympathy for the old man.
The duo looked at Ye Lang who just walked away without looking at them. He was completely ignoring them!
The old man regretted making a rash decision just now. It was obvious that he offended Ye Lang.
However, the old man still kept his hopes that Ye Lang could pretend to be his grandson for a while. Even for just a moment, he wanted someone to accompany him.
Ye Lang was well aware of this. From his brief interaction with the old man, he knew that the old man was at the end of his days, there weren’t many days left for him.
There was nothing Ye Lang could do to stop it unless he used some unnatural item and had some unnatural trick.
It was easy to talk about breaking the laws of nature but Ye Lang wasn’t one to try and break them.
If the old man was in a better state, Ye Lang would have acted as his grandson and scolded the dandy man.
Don’t think that if you’re pitiful, you’ll automatically get my sympathy. They’re both different things but if you assumed that you could do whatever just because you’re pitiful then you’re not worth the pity.
Hence, Ye Lang chose to ignore the old man!
“Hey, Mr Ye, what do you mean by this?!” the well-dressed man blocked his path and continued, “Don’t you care about your grandfather?”
“I’m not his grandson, move!” said Ye Lang as he frowned.
“You’re not? Haha, stupid beggar, looks like your grandson is pretty smart. He just chose to leave you. Good, good. I like you, you’re shameless enough!!” said the well-dressed man as he laughed.
At that moment, a crowd started to appear, judging and pointing at Ye Lang.
It seemed that the crowd too thought that Ye Lang was the grandson of the old man but because of this low social standing, chose to not admit it.
There were people like that. People who thought their elderly parents were embarrassments and disowned them.
At that moment, the crowd didn’t care about the truth Ye Lang was trying to tell, they already had a prejudice against him.
“Shameless? I’ve told you, I’m not his grandson. This old man is not right in the head, speaking nonsense,” Ye Lang waved his arm and said, “Excuse me, passing through...”
“Hmmph! I’ll do the right thing today and teach you how to respect your elders!” said the well-dressed man.
“This is ridiculous!” spat Ye Lang. The next moment, Ye Lang was standing behind the well-dressed man. Everyone wasn’t sure how he did it but Ye Lang just seemingly teleported from the front to the back of the well-dressed man.