TMMTMQ – Chapter 44
The driver Uncle Liu immediately stopped the van, took out his phone and turned on the navigation to search for nearby restaurant. He then said, "There is a restaurant nearby. Master, do you want to have a meal first?"
Everyone in a van only ate breakfast. Upon hearing this, Li Yongchang said immediately, "Okay."
This restaurant was not big. After entering, Uncle Liu asked for a private room. After everyone sat, the waiter gave out the menus.
Seeing that no one was ordering, Uncle Liu simply asked the waiter to serve some special dishes. The people at a table hardly spoke since they came in, probably because there were no other guests in the restaurant, the dishes was served wuickly. Qin Ze washed Gong Qingyao's bowls and chopsticks with boiling water, and then he served her a bowl of rice.
"Thank you." Gong Qingyao thanked him and began to eat.
Feifei got out of Gong Qingyao's backpack. Qin Ze picked up a plate and put it on the stool, and Feifei ate it silently.
Nie Lan saw this scene, and her hand holding the chopsticks suddenly stopped. Pet should not eat on the table using the same utensils as human. This man was really a bum that didn't understand etiquette at all. She glanced at Li Yongchang, and saw the latter did not speak, so Nie Lan pretended not to see anything.
When every dish was served, Qin Ze will first give it to Gong Qingyai, and then to Feifei.
Li Ruiming couldn't help it, and said, "I didn't expect Second Master Qin to take care of others." In their eyes, Qin Ze had always been the naughtiest child.
Qin Ze said, "You have to thank me for helping you taking care of the master, so you can rely on the master to find the child."
These words seemed to imply that they would be able to find Xun'er right away. Nie Lan resisted a snort. Who didn’t know that Qin Ze is a bum, how can she believe what the bum said? It’s just that Qin and Li’s family had a good relationship. This Gong Qingyao, rather than a Master, she looked more like Qin Ze's little girlfriend.
Li Yongchang on the side also said, "The nephew is right, this is to help us take care of the master."
Without changing his face, Qin Ze continued to pick dishes for Gong Qingyao.
When Si Rongfu heard this, he raised his head and said, "Master, if you have any needs, please bring them up at any time."
Gong Qingyao put down the bowl, "I'm done."
At first, everyone had no appetite. When they heard this, they all said that they had eaten well. On the entire dinner table, except Gong Qingyao, Qin Ze, and Feifei, Li's family ate very little except for Uncle Liu. Si Rongfu's bowl was not even used.
"Let's go." Gong Qingyao said.
The van moved again and came to a place called Z County after a few hours. However, this was not the end point. Gong Qingyao still calculated and said a direction from time to time. The doubts in Nie Lan's heart became deeper and deeper, if it weren't their own van, she might think this was a trap.
The van drove for a long time until there was a big mountain in front of them. Uncle Liu stopped the van and looked at Li Yongchang, "The road ahead, the van really can't get in."
Gong Qingyao picked up his backpack, "Let’s go."
When Li Yongchang and the others saw Gong Qingyao about to walk, they hurriedly got out of the van. Only Uncle Liu would stay in the van.
After Gong Qingyao got out of the van, her pace was very fast. Everyone could keep up at first, but after all, this was a mountain road, rugged and uneven. Where could these people ever suffer such hardship? Except for Qin Ze who could keep up for the fact that he often ran around in the past six months, the rest were far behind.
Nie Lan walked, squatting on the spot and panting loudly. In fact, Si Rongfu couldn't walk these roads, but when she thought that she might see her son, she forced herself to go up.
The sky was getting darker and darker, and they didn’t know what wild animals were calling. The female members present were a little scared. Gong Qingyao stopped after walking for a while, and when she knew that everyone couldn’t keep up, she slowed down a bit. They walked like this for three hours. Just when everyone was about to collapse, Gong Qingyao looked forward and said lightly, "Here."
At this moment, the moon was already above everyone's heads. With the help of the moonlight, everyone could see that the front seemed to be a small village with not many residents, but it was certain that the traffic here was very inconvenient. Gong Qingyao said just now, was Xun’er really here?
When she thought that her child might be here, Si Rongfu was both excited and worried. She finally found her child. But the conditions were so bad here, so she didn't know how she could find the child.
Li Yongchang looked at the village, his tone couldn't hide a trace of excitement, "Then we will go down there?"
Gong Qingyao said, "Let's stay here for one night, and go down early tomorrow." Such a village must be sensitive to the entry of outsiders. In fact, Gong Qingyao could bring them in again during the day, but when she was close to this mountain, Gong Qingyao felt that something was wrong, so she insisted to climb tonight. But just walking along the way, she didn't find any problems.
"We won’t go down now?" Li Ruiming was very puzzled. Wasn’t it best to go down at this time while everyone was not prepared?
Nie Lan wanted to ask if Gong Qingyao deliberately went the wrong way, but she was so tired that she didn't want to say a word.
Gong Qingyao just explained, "If we go down directly like this, the villagers will surely be alarmed, and they will hide the children."
"But..." How do they live in the wilderness now? Nie Lan just uttered two words, but was stared down by Li Yongchang again.
Gong Qingyao found a place with dense woods and everyone sat together. Gong Qingyao closed her eyes and rested. When everyone saw this, they didn’t ask more questions. It was very late at night anyway, dawn would at least be four to five hours away, so they just took a break.
Si Rongfu thought that her child might be down there with mixed feelings. Li Ruiming knew his wife's psychology, so he stretched out his hand and patted his wife's shoulder. Li Yongchang's expression had been tight these few days, so once he relaxed, he fell asleep. It's not the first time Qin Ze had stayed overnight in the wild, but it was the first time that he didn't have a tent and sleeping bag. But, everyone was probably too tired during the day, so within half an hour, they fell asleep.
Gong Qingyao sat in the form of meditation, Feifei crawled to her side, and Lu Qianqian floated out. Gong Qingyao glanced at her, Lu Qianqian nodded, and floated away.
On the next day, when a white line appeared on the horizon, Gong Qingyao called everyone up and walked down the mountain. Since she knew the specific location of the village, Gong Qingyao didn't need to make calculations. In less than 20 minutes, everyone arrived in the village below the mountain, and Gong Qingyao ran directly to the destination.
Seeing outsiders, the villagers showed a guarded look. Fortunately, there were not many people in the village, and not many people were around now. But even so, some villagers immediately went to other villagers after seeing them. Everyone reported their arrival.
Li Yongchang saw this too, and immediately looked at everything on guard. Nie Lan held Li Yongchang on his arm, "Yongchang, is this place wrong?"
Si Rongfu looked at everything around her, looking around for her child, but there was nothing. Li Ruiming walked beside his wife, silently looking at everything around him. Qin Ze walked to the right side of Gong Qingyao, isolating the unkind eyes of the villagers.
Finally, Gong Qingyao stood still in front of a cabin.
The hearts of Li Yongchang and others almost jumped out, and he asked in a low voice, "Is our family’s child here?"
There was a child's cry in the room, and Si Rongfu became excited when she heard the movement, "It's Xun'er! It's Xun'er's voice!" How many times has she heard this voice in her dreams! She was about to rush into the house but was stopped by Gong Qingyao.
After a while, a woman in the house came out with a baby in her arms, she then stripped off the baby's pants, picked up the baby and said "push."
Nie Lan couldn't help but shout, "Xun'er!"
The child was only about two and a half years old. Hearing this voice, he felt a little strange and familiar. He looked up, but his ignorant expression made everyone feel bad.
Si Rongfu didn't care about anything else, and went forward to snatch the child.
Li Xun didn't know what was going on, so he burst into tears. The woman saw that the child in her hand was snatched away, and she took it back with force. She shouted into the house, "Husband, someone snatched the child."
Si Rongfu's strength was not as good as people who have done farm work. Seeing the child being snatched away, she was in pain, "Xun'er, it's mother, it's mother!"
The noise outside the house had long been heard from inside the house. As soon as the woman yelled, several men rushed out of the house, holding kitchen knives in each hand, and shouted, "What do you want to do?"
Li Ruiming shouted, "You kidnapped my child and asked what we want to do?"
"Shut it, this kid belongs to me." The brawny man spat out with a vicious look on his face.
Many villagers dared to come over after hearing the sound. The strong man pointed to Gong Qingyao's group of humanity, "Everyone, here are some outsiders who want to grab our children."
"What are you afraid of? Today we won’t let them return!" Someone shouted immediately.
When Nie Lan and others saw that they were surrounded, they held their heads in shock. Li Yongchang looked at Gong Qingyao, "Master, what should we do?" There are too many people in the village. If they had known this, they would have brought some policemen over. They were just three men and three women, how could this be opponent of so many strong villagers?
On the car that day, Gong Qingyao heavenly eyes opened after calculating the whereabouts of Li Xun. Li Yongchang had found Li Xun according to the location she provided, but the villagers were too fierce and all the people brought by the Li family were killed.
So Gong Qingyao decided to go with Li Yongchang. The villagers were surrounding them and Gong Qingyao said, "You have committed a lot of bad karma. But if you return the child at this moment, you will lose one point."
The cold voice calmed down the people present, but then some people said, "What kind of bad karma you are talking about? So what if we have bad karma? Look at the people outside who eat and drink and gamble, don't they still live a long life?"
Immediately a villager followed, "Yes, my father and mother worked hard all their lives, but they die suddenly."
Most people in this village didn't end well, either they couldn't have children, or they died miserably. There was always no good end.
"Since ancient times, good has been rewarded and evil received retribution." Gong Qingyao looked at the talking villager, "It is precisely because of their excessive bad karma that they attract evil."
"What bad karma do my parents have?" the villager asked angrily.
"You are their bad karma." Gong Qingyao said, that person's parents' palace was intact, meaning, his biological parents were still alive.
An old man in the village immediately lowered his head when he heard this. The man seemed to have a hunch in his heart when he saw this scene, "What do you mean?"
"You already know it in your heart, why ask more?" Gong Qingyao said lightly.