Too many things had happened recently.
The Chu clan had suffered all manner of misfortune, and Zu An had been dragged into a huge conspiracy.
Hed almost lost his life.
He was constantly under pressure, and his mind had no time to relax.
Even last night, when things finally calmed down and he tried to get some sleep, he was still woken up in the middle of the night.
He was still being hounded, even in his dreams.
Only now, thanks to Zheng Dan showering him with gentleness and affection, were these negative emotions finally laid to rest.
Zheng Dan herself looked like a sunflower that had just been devastated by a storm.
“Sorry, I was too rough,” Zu An said apologetically.
Zheng Dan gave him a look of complaint.
“Youve only just realized that” She put on her clothes and got off the bed.
However, her legs buckled as soon as she stood up.
Zu An smiled as he offered an arm to help support her.
“Dont leave! Theres still so much time before the school day ends.”
Zheng Dan tidied up her messy hair while she said, “So many people saw me go looking for you earlier.
Wouldnt rumors spread if I stayed too long”
After being around her for so long, Zu An was well-acquainted with her nature.
They could go as crazy as they wanted to in private, but she cared about her public image, and the honor of her own clan.
She would never allow the slightest stain to dirty either of these.
Knowing this, he didnt pressure her further.
“Ill give you the medicine that Sang Hong wants another day,” Zu An said.
He didnt want Sang Qian to recover that quickly.
Zheng Dan smiled sweetly.
Im really leaving now.”
She pulled his face towards her own and kissed him.
Then, she left in high spirits.
The instant she walked through the main entrance, however, her happiness instantly vanished, replaced by her usual graceful demeanor.
There was no way anyone could tell that shed just experienced something so wild.
Zu An slept for a bit, and then paid Ji Dengtu a visit after classes were over.
It wouldve been more convenient to look for Ji Xiaoxi, but it didnt seem appropriate to ask a girl about this matter.
Ji Dengtus eyes widened when he heard his request.
“Ive heard about performance-enhancing pills, but Ive never heard of impotence pills.
What kind of weird fetish do you have”
Zu Ans face darkened.
“Stop wasting my time.
Do you have them or not”
Ji Dengtu leaned into his recliner and slowly rocked back and forth.
He waved his hand nonchalantly.
I only save people.
Why would I make something stupid like that”
Zu Ans heart sank.
“Ill pay extra!”
Ji Dengtus eyes lit up, and he subconsciously straightened his body.
However, after a small hesitation, he leaned back into the chair again.
“Stop trying to tempt me.
Considering the way I was brought up, I would never ever do something like this.
Youre looking at the wrong person.”
Zu An silently took out a book.
“Part two of the previous story.”
Ji Dengtus pupils contracted, and his expression became serious.
Zu An thought that he was about to get angry, but a big smile blossomed across his face instead.
He grabbed the book and said, “I knew I saw something in you!”
Zu An stared at him, speechless.
Ji Dengtu flipped through the book, tossing a small green bottle over to him.
“Three drops, and itll do exactly what you want it to.”
Zu An was quite fond of this straightforwardness.
“Is the effect permanent Dont tell me that the victim will recover after a while.”
Ji Dengtu was clearly displeased by his question.
“Are you doubting my skills How could Ji Dengtus medicine lose its effects Of course its permanent! My skills are unparalleled!”
Zu An gave him a look of suspicion.
“What were you planning to do with such a drug”
Ji Dengtus face became red.
He said angrily, “Of course it was for research! Do you think Ill take it myself”
Zu An had a strange look on his face.
“Dont tell me you made it for my father-in-law.”
Clearly, this mans obsession with Qin Wanru gave him adequate grounds for suspicion.
“Do I seem like that type of person” Ji Dengtus conscience was clearly guilty.
“Leave, get out! Stop bothering me.
I want to read this book.”
“Huh Why do you need tissues if youre just reading a book”
“Youre the one who wrote these books! Dont you possess any self-awareness at all”
Zu An headed straight back to Chu Estate after leaving the Ji Estate.
He reported Sang Hongs offer to Qin Wanru.
Qin Wanru had been at a loss as to what to do when she first saw him, but she immediately grew agitated when she heard what he said.
“Sang Hong, you despicable person! You actually plotted against Zhongtian even while he was imprisoned!”
Zu Ans tone was grave.
We reported the recovery of the missing salt permits a while ago, so they shouldve released father-in-law a long time ago.
Sang Hong has definitely involved himself behind the scenes.
Thats why I had no choice but to agree.
We can only discuss things with father-in-law after we save him.”
“Ah Zu, thank you for everything youve done for the Chu clan.
I… I dont even know how to thank you.” Qin Wanrus expression was terribly conflicted.
“I was only doing my duty.” Zu An chuckled.
“Of course, if Madam wants to thank me, then just give Huanzhao to me as well.
I think shes pretty cute.”
Qin Wanru was momentarily dazed, after which her face became entirely red.
She picked up a nearby feather duster and began to whack Zu An.
“Damned brat! How dare you actually think of such a thing!”
You have successfully trolled Qin Wanru for 66… 66… 66…
Zu An dodged her blows, pleading with her all the way.
“Ow, ow! I was joking! Madam, how can you take it seriously!”
The two of them ran around in circles in the room.
The guards outside looked at each other in dismay.
“Whats going on”
“Why is Madam hitting young master”
“You just dont get it do you Their behaviorr is so unrestrained because theyve already grown close!”
“That explains it! You guys have really seen through everything!”
After a while, the two of them finally stopped their little chase.
Qin Wanru was gasping for air, her chest rising and falling heavily.
She was still recovering from a serious injury, and all this activity had clearly tired her out.
Zu An said with concern, “Madam, you were just injured not too long ago.
Please dont exhaust yourself like this.”
Qin Wanrus face became slightly red for some reason.
She snorted. This kids movement really is fast.
Even though Im weak right now, Im still at the sixth rank, and yet I couldnt even catch up to him in this cramped room! No wonder he managed to escape from a master rank cultivator.
Zu An was worried that she might continue scolding him, so he quickly changed the topic.
“What worries me the most right now is that he might still harm father-in-law even if we agree to his offer.
What do we do then”
Qin Wanru said, “Ill arrange meetings with a few people.
There are still some people out there that our Chu clan can count on.
Ill also dispatch Yue Shan to personally oversee things.
Hell keep an eye out from the shadows.”
Zu An exhaled in relief.
“That makes me feel much better.”
Qin Wanru seemed a little hesitant.
“Your medicine is probably really precious, isnt it It can heal even the most severe injuries.”
Initially, she had thought wrongly that Zu An had used his other method to save her.
However, when she finally calmed down, she realized what had actually happened.
She was experienced, after all, so she could tell if shed slept with a man.
With all that he had said earlier, she was now even more certain that it was this medicine that had saved her that day.
This brat really is cheeky! He had the nerve to make that sort of joke! I was worried about it for such a long time…
You have successfully trolled Qin Wanru for 3… 3… 3…
Zu An was stunned. Didnt you just thank me Why are you getting angry now Also, cant you get a little more angry if youre going to get angry at all This amount is completely useless!
Didnt you contribute hundreds of points to me for no reason back then
Of course, these were just jokes.
“Everything is worth it if we can save father-in-law,” Zu An replied.
Qin Wanru opened her mouth, but she didnt know what to say.
In the end, she could only say,Thank you.
A few days passed.
When Qin Wanru had made the necessary arrangements with the prison, Zu An contacted Zheng Dan.
Zheng Dan personally came to invite Zu An over.
Zu An saw the carriage, and went right in.
“You didnt ride a palanquin today.
Is it because its easier for me to get into a carriage”
Zheng Dan blushed.
She lowered the curtains and quickly said, “Were going straight to the Sang Estate.
Youd better not mess around.”