The wooden door creaked. This was the place where the Nagato’s house closed off those who were disobedient. It was also a place for stacking firewood.
Handmaid Axiu was locked here right now.
She was not tied up, but there were a lot of bruises on her arm. There was no sign of injury on her face.
The door was unlocked. No one guarded outside. It was just that Axiu didn’t dare to leave. If she left here without the master’s order, her fate would be even more miserable.
The moment the door opened, Axiu quickly knelt on the ground, lowered her head in horror and said, “Axiu dares not next time! I will take care of Miss Chizuko and prevent her from being injured. Axiu dares not. Master, please forgive me…”
“Axiu, what are you doing?”It was Chizuko Nagato’s voice.
“Miss Chizuko…” Axiu looked up in amazement.
She saw Chizuko Nagato carrying a lantern that looked especially big to her. She held a rice ball warped with a leaf in her hand; she approached Axiu, “Axiu, are you hungry?”
“Miss Chizuko, leave. You can’t be here! Otherwise, if you let the master see it, he will scold you!” Axiu quickly looked out the door. She noticed that there was no one outside, and she was relaxed.
“They’re all eating. They won’t come here.” Chizuko Nagato shook her head and opened the leaf slowly, “Axiu, eat! I brought it from the kitchen.”
“Oh…Is the master hosting the princess of the Kondo family?” Axiu nodded, “But, Miss Chizuko, did they not let you attend?”
Chizuko Nagato touched her still bandaged forehead, “Nope, this is not pretty.”
Axiu cared for Chizuko Nagato lovingly. She carefully caressed Chizuko Nagato’s forehead, “Does it still hurt?”
Chizuko Nagato shook her head. She once again held the rice ball in front of Axiu. Axiu was moved and sad, but she accepted it.
Chizuko Nagato pulled out a book from the little kimono at this time and showed a smile, “Axiu, after you’re full, read this to me.”
“Okay, Axiu will read for the Miss.”
Mo Xiaofei, who was waiting quietly, suddenly heard the sound of something breaking outside the door. He immediately loosened the rope and opened the door to take a look.
Upon taking a look, he found that one of the guards outside had fallen to the ground at this time—the fragments of flower pots scattered on the ground. Mo Xiaofei looked at the girl standing next to him and couldn’t help but stun, “You don’t have to be so cruel, right? This person can be regarded as your subordinate anyway.”
“He’s from Tsukihime Kondo, not mine.” Zixing said calmly, “It shouldn’t be too late. Let’s go right away. The dinner time shouldn’t be long.”
Mo Xiaofei nodded and said quickly, “Come with me.”
He led Zixing directly to the yard where Master Nagato lived and walked in blatantly. At this moment, an angry voice came from inside, “Stop! Who!”
“Brother, can you change the lines next time?” Mo Xiaofei complained before he rushed forward.
In the next second, it was a dull impact noise. The guard had fallen to the ground. Mo Xiaofei patted his palms, then waved towards the place where Zixing was hiding, “You can come out now.”
“As expected of Brother Mo.” Zixing nodded.
Mo Xiaofei shook his head and said, “This guy, I have defeated him too many times, knowing where his weakness lies. Although I can’t use my original strength now, Sasaki Kojiro’s body is still sturdy. “
Zixing did not comment further and followed Mo Xiaofei into the room by the courtyard.
“Be careful, the first time I fell from the mechanism activated by Master Nagato is right at this place. The rope to activate is hidden under the screen.” Mo Xiaofei pointed to the tatami mat somewhere.
“Are we heading down from here?”
Mo Xiaofei shook his head and said, “It’s no good to go down here. There is a stone gate below. I can’t open it now. But there is another entrance. It’s where Master Nagato slept. I found out later. Follow me.”
Mo Xiaofei moved quickly into Master Nagato’s bedroom, then twisted a vase placed in the wall’s corner. The wall opposite them loosened.
Mo Xiaofei walked forward and pushed it hard. Then, he pushed the wall away. Zixing glanced, picked up an oil lamp for light source, and followed behind Mo Xiaofei.
Behind this wall was a staircase leading down.
“What the hell did the Nagato family build this underground jail for?” asked Zixing curiously.
“This dungeon doesn’t seem to be built by the Nagato family.” Mo Xiaofei said slowly, “The Unripe Rice Village was occupied by a demon beast a long time ago. The demon beast built a dungeon here. He captured the people here as food sources. Eventually, the demon beast was slain. Later, the Nagato family’s ancestors made contributions and were rewarded the Unripe Rice Village as their territory. I think this dungeon was only discovered when the Nagato family mansion was built. I believe the Nagato family’s people transformed this place into what is in front of our eyes now.”
Mo Xiaofei suddenly said at this time, “Speaking of which, women born in Unripe Rice Village are all beautiful. Even if they are a little older, they are alluring.”
“Brother Mo, I don’t know what you are trying to say.” Zixing didn’t understand the meaning of Mo Xiaofei’s words at this time. He was unlike the prodigal son overindulge in beauties.
“Have you seen an old man on the way here?” Mo Xiaofei suddenly asked, “Not just the old man, but an old woman or something.”
Zixing frowned but recalled what she saw on her journey here, “Not really, why do you ask?”
“On the one hand, medical technology is inadequate since it is ancient times. People were short-lived.” Mo Xiaofei said calmly, “On the other hand, there’s a conspiracy behind this. Do you remember the curse I said?”
Mo Xiaofei’s face turned gloomy, “Young and beautiful gets to live while the older ones are abandoned. But since it is the women in the village who are cursed, not everyone is willing to help those older people. “
“The cell over there.” At this point, Mo Xiaofei’s face was even more ugly. “The end of the path is the crazy woman I told you. But the other cells are used to keep those older women. Do you know why they are locked up? It’s all to conceal the fact that the curse does not exist. Besides, they are also used to feed something in the Nagato family!”
Zixing frowned but looked at the other side of the tunnel, still analyzing Mo Xiaofei’s words.
“This place is the real source of income for the Nagato family.” Mo Xiaofei gritted his teeth, “Red light district! Because of the curse, the young girls in Unripe Rice Village have to accept that they must have sex with men to live on. When the village women are used to having sex with different men, they no longer have any scruples about this aspect. But in fact, Unripe Rice Village still needs a veil to disguise it! So there exists this place! This place also took a satirical name ‘Longevity Palace’!”
Leading Zixing towards the passage, Mo Xiaofei sneered and said, “The Nagato family told the women in the village that to protect the village, they are willing to spend their family money to continue the women’s lives and ask the women in the village to be grateful. But that is not what happened. The men who came here all spent money!”
“Ah…” Zixing exclaimed in a low voice.
Not because of what Mo Xiaofei said, but because Mo Xiaofei quietly opened a door at this time, allowing her to see everything inside the door.
It was too bizarre.
There were men and women, but they were so unsightly!
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