Chapter 211: Brother, I’m Sorry
The soft and childish voice pulls Muyan’s thoughts back.
Just as she’s about to answer, the steward ruthlessly shoves Shen Jinglin.
Because of his leg disability, he’s directly knocked down to the ground, his cane falling a few meters away.
That sorry appearance just stirs up that steward, as well as the small servants around him, to burst out into loud laughter.
“Madam’s name, is it something that a waste like you can call out?” the steward takes a few steps forward, saying in ridicule, “Really doesn’t know what’s good for you, no wonder someone broke your leg. Today, I see that you don’t want to keep your other leg!”
Saying that, he raises a foot in order to stamp on Shen Jinglin’s knee.
But as soon as he lifts his foot up, he hears a whooshing sound by his ear.
Immediately after that, there’s a cracking sound on the knee of the leg he’s using to stand, followed by a piercing pain.
“Aaah, it hurts! It hurts!”
The steward bawls out like a dying pig and he falls to the ground.
And to everyone’s horror, they find that his kneecap has completely shattered, his foot is limp and dangling.
Like this, he’s doomed to become a cripple that’s more miserable than Shen Jinglin.
While the crowd is overwhelmed with shock, they see a girl as beautiful as a fairy, walking towards them while holding a little boy that looks like a pink jade carving.
The girl slowly crouches down in front of Shen Jingling, she softly calls out: “Big brother.”
Shen Jinglin’s expression is a bit absent-minded, and his gaze is somewhat cloudy.
It takes him a long while to focus on this beautiful girl who doesn’t seem like a mortal, “What… did you call me?”
Muyan couldn’t bear it anymore, and the rims of her eyes redden, her voice hoarse, “Brother, I’m sorry, Yanyan came back late.”
She doesn’t know what turn of events had transpired.
Although in the past life, her brother would die during his travels a year later… still, he had always been driven and motivated before that. His cultivation had even reached the peak of Profound Stage.
Muyan has been thinking of changing the course of her brother’s death, but she has been hesitant and reluctant to return because of her complicated feelings towards her adoptive father.
However, she didn’t expect that her older brother in this life is actually… is actually in such a miserable state.
In the Shen family, Shen Jinglin treated Muyan the best.
Whenever Muyan gets bullied, Shen Jinglin would always stick out for her, no matter who’s right or wrong.
At that moment, Muyan almost loathes herself.
Why didn’t she come back sooner?
Hearing Muyan reply, Shen Jinglin’s pupils contract a little then they dilate.
His breathing becomes heavy, and he trembles slightly.
His eyes stare fixedly on Muyan’s face, scanning every inch like he’s looking for traces of familiarity on her face.
“Yanyan, you are… Yanyan?”
“Someone! Catch this punk for me!” the steward who had his leg mangled, finally sobers up from the pain and points towards Muyan.
And it’s as if the small servants have woken up from a dream, they quickly rush over to surround the trio.
Shen Jinglin scrambles up and places Muyan and Xiao Bao behind him, “What do you think you’re doing? This is Shen family’s second Miss, quickly stand down!”
Without the support of a cane, his body sways unsteadily, like he could fall down at any moment.
Yet his mind is extremely determined to guard in front of Muyan.
Just as though her brother is shielding her, like countless times before.
However, Shen Jinglin’s shout not only fails to intimidate the Shen family’s servants, each and every one of them bursts out laughing instead.
“Great Shen-dashao is really so mighty and great! You’re actually telling us to stand down? Hahaha… don’t make us laugh to death, why should we listen to you? Who do you think you are? That esteemed Shen-dashao of the past? You’re just a crippled waste now!”