Although it had been decided to make a move on Saburo Nagato, there was still a whole afternoon before the dinner. Mo Xiaofei and Zixing discussed for a while and decided to contact Chizuko Nagato before the dinner arrived.
After all, no matter how they looked at it, Chizuko Nagato would become the Pen Immortal according to the movie plot. They came to Yan Wuyue world because they went to the cinema to watch the movie Pen Immortal.
Mo Xiaofei put on the clothes of Kondo’s subordinates. After Zixing used a few different orders to distract the people around her, she also changed into ordinary clothes. At this time, she and Mo Xiaofei were walking in the courtyard of Nagato’s home.
The Nagato family was divided into two parts – the old section and the new section. The new section was only completed in recent years. For a small samurai family in a remote area, it was incredible to build such a huge mansion.
But considering the income of the underground palace in the dungeon, the two of them were not surprised that the Nagato family had the adequate fund.
The place where the Kondo family was arranged to live was the new section. At the same time, Master Nagato’s residence had always been located on the old section, separated by a vast courtyard and two small buildings in the middle.
“Work harder and build the wall up. It’s almost up to the level of a manor.” Zixing looked around. Unlike Mo Xiaofei, who was familiar with this place, she found it imaginative.
Along the way, they met a few servants of the Nagato family. After they saw the Kondo family’s outfit, they all retreated respectfully. What a difference!
Due to being reset once, Zixing came to Nagato’s house, this time more prepared. She had prepared before the meet-up. She had her face covered with a veil and mentioned she was sick. Everything seemed more natural to have her maid replacing her in the dinner.
As for the ‘Zixing’ at this time, she did not hide her appearance as the graceful Tsukihime. She was in her handmaid disguise, albeit her beauty. As for the subordinate next to her, he appeared extraordinary. The Nagato family’s servants seemed to feel the outstandings of the behemoth family. They all became more respectful.
A man with an appropriate status among the Nagato’s family’s servants mustered the courage to come forward, “Are you two planning to visit this place?”
“This guy is called Liang Tian. He is considered the old man from the Nagato family. He only has a first name and no surname. So, he is longing for a surname. It belongs to the type who works hard.” Mo Xiaofei whispered in Zixing’s ear.
“Allow me to introduce myself. Please call me Liangtian!” Liangtian rubbed his hands and flattered, “If you want to visit this area, it would be most suitable to take me in! It’s not that I am boasting. There is nothing I don’t know about this place!”
Zixing glanced at Mo Xiaofei, who shrugged. Zixing nodded and said calmly, “Then, allow us to trouble you. We want to stroll around the nearby area. After all, the Nagato house is well built.”
Liangtian’s face immediately had some complacency, probably because of a sense of honor.
At this time, some crying sounds came not far away. They saw a handmaid from the Nagato family being tied up by two sturdy domestic slaves at this time. The handmaid’s clothes were a bit messy and dirty. She should have been thrown to the ground or even beaten.
“What happened?” Mo Xiaofei frowned.
Liang Tian quickly said, “Oh, nothing happened, it’s just that this handmaid committed some mistake, so she is being punished. Seeing how it looks like, she shall be locked up soon.”
Just like what Liang Tian said, the handmaid was pushed directly into a small wooden house by two domestic slaves after a while. But, Mo Xiaofei recognized that the name of this handmaid was Axiu. She took care of Chizuko Nagato since she was a child. According to Mo Xiaofei’s observation, Axiu’s love for Chizuko Nagato was like her biological sister.
He also inquired about the origin of Axiu.
Both Axiu’s parents were long-term servants of the Nagato family, but the parents died in an accident when she was young. Hence, she was considered to be an orphan. It should be because of her identity as an orphan, she felt sympathetic to Chizuko Nagato. The father, Saburo Nagato, was on the battlefield. A particular emotion emerged unknowingly.
“It’s just a small matter. There is nothing to look at.” Liang Tian suggested at this time, “Should I take the two to visit the next place? I don’t know if the two have heard of the Unripe Rice Village before. Have you ever thought of the slain of a greater demon beast?”
“We know about this.” Mo Xiaofei nodded calmly.
Liang Tian said quickly at this time, “The two of you must go and see the ruins left by the demon beast.”
Naturally, Mo Xiaofei had investigated this kind of place. However, only some damaged stones were left with nothing interesting to see, but unexpectedly Zixing nodded directly at this time, “Then, we will trouble you.”
“Please come here with me!” Liang Tian walked in front.
At this moment, Zixing whispered beside Mo Xiaofei, “I want to go to the ruins to see with my own eyes. You work on Chizuko Nagato on your own first. If you have the chance, quietly take her back to where I stay for now.”
Mo Xiaofei opened his mouth. The Greedy Wolf Clan’s Young Master is crazy. Did she plan to bring Saburo Nagato and even Chizuko Nagato to the dungeon and confront Haru Narukami?
However, splitting up could save time. Compared with Zixing, Mo Xiaofei was more anxious to solve the mystery of the reset loop.
“Mr. Liang Tian, I’m not going there. There are still some things that need to be done.” Mo Xiaofei said directly at this time and let Liang Tian lead Zixing over.
After the two had gone far away, Mo Xiaofei quietly walked to the cabin that trapped Axiu. The place where Axiu was punished. This was a plot development he had not known before, and perhaps there would be new discoveries.
Nagato’s family rules were strict. Even if the woodshed used for confinement was not locked, the people who were locked up here would not dare to leave on their own: They couldn’t escape, after all, since there was a curse.
Probably, I will starve for a long time?
Axiu rubbed the place where a hard object had just hit her. She could not help but sigh. She did not know what happened to Miss Chizuko at this time. She just bandaged her forehead wound.
The woodshed was pushed open slowly. A sturdy figure appeared at the door. It was too bright outside. Axiu could not see the person’s appearance clearly, thinking it was the evil servant of Nagato’s house. She could not help but cower.
Miss Chizuko was a bit unwelcome at Nagato’s house. It was a well-known matter. As Miss Chizuko’s handmaid, her status would naturally be lower. Axiu knew this well. The other servants often bullied her. However, she only dared to be angry but dared not say anything. She dared not to express anything in front of Miss Chizuko too.
“Axiu understands she has made mistakes.” She was shivering in fear, begging for mercy in horror.
She seemed to hear a sigh. It was so soft that Axiu almost thought she had heard it wrong. After that, this person walked in. Axiu was able to see the approaching person.
This was not anyone from the Nagato family that she knew, nor was it from the village. After all, she grew up in this place. There were few people she did not know.
“Are you from the sir from Kondo family?” Axiu looked in awe.
The man in front of her was not only tall but also wearing Ashigaru’s clothing. Although he was not a samurai, his status was much higher than that of a civilian.
“Are you fine?” Mo Xiaofei knelt with his tone softened.
He had been in contact with all of the people at Unripe Rice Village and the Nagato family. Axiu was no exception, but she did not know it. Mo Xiaofei had a complicated feeling for Axiu.
Reminiscing it now, he sympathized with Axiu’s resignation.
She had been bullied by the evil servants of the Nagato family but dared not to speak. To prevent Chizuko Nagato from suffering harm, she was willing to bear it silently and swallow her anger. It was probably a blessing for Chizuko Nagato to have such a loyal handmaid as Axiu.
But, how similar was this to Mo Xiaofei’s past?
Before gaining the super ability, he endured the wrong he suffered outside to prevent his family from worrying. He always showed a bright smile in front of his parents.
It was not because he was strong but because he was too weak to shed tears in front of his loved ones.
“No… I’m fine.” Axiu did not dare to look up at the sir from Kondo’s house.
It was not that she was afraid of strangers. As a cursed member, like women in other villages, she would not feel distant from men. It was just that the “sir” of the Kondo family in front of her had a caring look, which suddenly made her heart somewhat uncomfortable.
Axiu was still young and sensible. Even if she felt intimacy, she would not know how to show it asides from her dead parents.
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