Chapter 183: Seeing through her disguise
Bei Gong Tang constantly watched Sima You Yue clean up and work on his wounds. When she heard what Fatty Qu said, she merely shook her head. She didn’t say anything and her gaze appeared quite vacant.
Sima You Yue applied some medication on the child’s body and gave him a few more pills to eat. After that, she rose and said, “He merely has some superficial wounds on his body and not much internal injuries. After eating some pills, he will heal in two days. Bei Gong, did you think of your own younger brother when you saw him?”
Bei Gong Tang looked at Sima You Yue suspiciously. How did she know that?!
Sima You Yue shrugged, saying, “When I wiped the dust off the little boys face, I saw that he looked quite similar to you so I took a shot in the dark.”
Wei Zi Qi and the others looked at the little boy’s appearance with more focus and saw that he really did have some similarities with Bei Gong Tang.
Bei Gong Tang nodded her head, saying, “That’s right. Seeing him viciously beaten made me think of the time when my brother and I were bullied by others. At that time, I also wished that somebody would save us.”
Sima You Yue patted her shoulder, saying, “He’s lucky to have been able to meet you. Nothing will happen to your brother. He will wait for you to save him.”
“Mm.” Bei Gong Tang replied.
At this time, Bai Yun Qi walked in from outside, saying, “I’ve helped you all to make your living arrangements. They’re right beside my own house. It’s fine that I arranged for the five of you to live in one single house, right?”
“No problem. It’s already great that you have helped us prepare our living arrangements.” Wei ZI Qi smiled as he said.
“I’ll bring you over, then.” Bai Yun Qi said.
Bei Gong Tang went over to hug that young boy and brought him along as she followed Bai Yun Qi to the house beside his own.
“I’ve helped you all get your houses cleaned up. These people are your servant girls during this time.” Bai Yun Qu said as he pointed to the few girls who were waiting inside the house.
“Yun Qi, we’re used to doing things for ourselves. These few servant girls and all will be unnecessary.” Wei Zi Qi said, “Let them busy about doing their own things.”
“You really don’t need them?” Bai YUn Qi asked.
“Mm.” Wei Zi Qi nodded his head definitively.
“Alright then.” Bai Yun Qi said, “You all can return to your previous houses.”
“Yes, Young Master.” Those servant girls immediately left the house.
“You all just arrived here so you should rest up. I’ll go and have a word with my father before bringing you all around.” Bai Yun Qi said with the air of a host.
“Aright, go ahead with what you need to do.”
Bai Yun Qi left as the five of them went to choose their rooms. Bei Gong Tang arranged for the little boy to stay in the room opposite to her own and waited for him to wake up.
After more than half a day had passed, the little boy slowly regained consciousness. Seeing Bei Gong Tang sitting at the table and reading, he blinked his eyes as if he were in a dream.
Bei Gong Tang heard that the little boy had awoken and raised her head to ask, “Awake?”
“Older Sister, thank you for saving me.” The little boy said cutely.
Bei Gong Tang stood up and walked over. When she came to his bedside, she asked, “What is your name?”
“Little Tu.” The little boy replied.
“Little Tu, where is your family?” Why were you wandering alone outside?” Bei Gong Tang patted Little Tu’s head as she asked.
The light in Little Tu’s eyes dimmed away as he said softly, “Little Tu has been chased out of the house by the family. They don’t want me anymore, so Little Tu has no more family.”
“Chased out of the house…” Bei Gong Tang mumbled. She did not press him for a reason and said faintly, “You were abandoned today, but you will soar the skies one day and cause them to be filled with endless regret.”
It was as if the little boy had received a shock from head to toe. He had been bullied and ostracised his entire life. Hearing this kind of words today caused his eyes to redden.
“Yo, you’re awake!” Sima You Yue walked in from the outside. Seeing that the little boy’s eyes were red, she walked forward and pinched his nose, saying, “A man of character sheds blood, not tears!”
“I am not!” Little Tu sniffed as he said.
“LIttle Tu, she’s the one who tended to the wounds on your body.” Bei Gong Tang said.
“Thank you older sister. Older Sister, I am Little Tu!” Little Tu said.
Sima You Yue and Bei Gong Tang were similarly shocked. They looked at Little Tu with surprise, saying, “Little Tu, why did you call her older sister?”
Little Tu looked at Bei Gong Tang with surprise, saying, “Older sister is older sister. She’s merely wearing male clothing.”
“How could you tell?” Sima You Yue asked.
“I don’t know. Ever since I was young I could see some things that some people couldn’t. That’s why they take me as a monster.” Little Tu said with some sadness.
Sima You Yue and Bei Gong Tang exchanged glances as if they could not believe what they were seeing.
Sima You Yue took out a piece of stone and asked, “Little Tu, can you see what is inside this rock?”
“Lump of iron.”
Sima You Yue and Bei Gong Tang were already extremely surprised. What kind of ability did Little Tu have!
Little Tu’s acute senses could sense Sima You Yue and Bei Gong Tang’s subtle mood and cried as he said, “Older Sisters, do not chase Little Tu away.”
Bei Gong Tang stretched forth a hand to wipe away the tears leaking out as she said, “We didn’t say we were going to chase you away.”
“That’s right. Little Baby’s snot is coming out his nose again.” Sima You Yue smiled as she said.
“You all really won’t chase me away?” Little Tu looked at Sima You Yue and Bei Gong Tang, “Not lying?”
“What would we lie to you for?” SIma You Yue laughed involuntarily.
“In the past, people were good to be too. However, when they chased me away when they found out that I wasn’t normal.” Little Tu said, “Because I can’t cultivate, they say I’m a waste.”
“You can’t cutivate?” Bei Gong Tang said with surprise. She held Little Tu’s hand to check before looking at Sima You Yue, saying, “His meridians have all been sealed.”
One was required to absorb the Spiritual Qi into the body before putting it into their dantian . If a person’s meridians were sealed, it was natural that he would have no way of cultivating.
“Let me see.”
Bei Gong Tang moved out of the way as Sima You Yue sat by the bedside. She held onto his hands to check and she had the same observation as Bei Gong Tang.
“How is it?” Bei Gong Tang asked.
“Same as you.” Sima You Yue replied.
Little Tu was extremely calm as he said, “My father tried to think of ways in the past. However, those Spirit Master doctors said my meridians were as if blocked with iron. There was no way possible at all. That’s why my father abandoned me. After that, I was even chased out. I’m already used to it.”
“Little Tu, how old are you?” Sima You Yue asked.
“I’m eight years old already.” Little Tu replied.
Merely an eight year old child, yet in his voice, they could hear the helplessness he had towards life.
“Little Tu, is your family Lord able to cultivate?”
“Mm, they’re all Spirit Masters. I’m the only exception.” Little Tu replied.
“Then, do you want to be able to cultivate?”
Little Tu’s eyes immediately lit up. He caught what Sima You Yue was saying and asked, “Am I able to cultivate?”
“You Yue?” Bei Gong Tang looked at Sima You Yue as well. If she had a way that would allow Little Tu to cultivate, added to his special ability, his life would definitely not be the same anymore.” dantian- a point two inches below the navel where one’s qi resides
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