Devilishly Handsome Man
Now was not the time to act rashly. Feng Yu Heng had never been over confident, especially since she had only just arrived in this world. Aside from the occasional memory stemming from the body’s original owner, she knew absolutely nothing. Furthermore, she was merely 12 years old and had a pitiful appearance, skinny arms and thin legs. She was not foolish enough to want to fight tooth and nail with two adults.
Just as she hid herself, she spotted the couple crept towards the pit full of corpses. Feng Yu Heng stared at them carefully and ascertained the opposition’s identity. They were indeed Wang Shu Gen and his horrid wife Xu Shi.
The two looked all over the pile of corpses and realized their merchandise was missing. Xu Shi anxiously said, “This isn’t right! This is definitely the place we left her body. Where is she?”
Wang Shu Gen stomped his feet. “She can’t have escaped right?”
“Impossible! That was enough medicine to keep her asleep for two days and two nights. How could she possibly wake up the same night?”
Wang Shu Gen became exasperated. “Then you tell me, where has she gone?”
Xu Shi also started getting frustrated. “What good will come out of shouting at me? After she was knocked unconscious, we both made sure to give her sleeping pills. You made sure of we did, so why is the blame solely on me?”
Wang Shu Gen was speechless and dejectedly lowered his head. Unwilling to give up, he struck a corpse. Following his lead, Xu Shi also began to get angry.
Having seen more of the original owner’s memories, Feng Yu Heng finally had an understanding of the situation.
It seems that the couple had knocked the body’s original owner out then had fed her sleeping pills. They hid her body in the mass grave pit, then returned in the dead of night so retrieve her body. From there they would carry her to the prefecture capital and sell her for money.
With this, Feng Yu Heng had a realization and felt her face. It seems that the original owner was pretty good looking.
She reached down and picked up a handful of pebbles. The corners of her lips turned up in a small smile. With a sudden snap of the fingers, a pebble found its mark and struck Xu Shi in the back of her head.
The sound of a woman’s enraged voice then resounded the area, “Ah!” Following immediately, she yelled, “Who was it? Who hit me?”
Wang Shu Gen stopped and looked back towards Xu Shi. “Where could there be people?”
“There is! There was someone that just hit my head.”
As they were talking, another pebble flew over and struck its target between Wang Shu Gen’s eyebrows.
“Ah!” He also let out a scream, but before his scream had finished, even more pain erupted all over his body.
The two people were scared witless. Their torch had fallen to the ground long ago quickly setting fire to the pile of bodies.
“Let’s go!” Wang Shu Gen recovered his wits and pulled on a sitting Xu Shi who was paralyzed by fear. Carrying her, he determinedly climbed out of the pit.
Unfortunately, as he reached the edge of the pit, his leg was struck by a jolt of pain, and he fell back down in to the pit. Xu Shi’s fat body was like a ball and rolled down in the pit where her clothes touched a flame and caught fire.
Wang Shu Gen’s situation was not much better. His clothes were burned to tatters, blood covered his leg and a chunk of skin was missing from the left side of his face.
Feng Yu Heng tossed out her last pebble and dusted her hands off. She was done meddling with the two who had finally struggled out of the pit.
It was only her first day, it would be best to avoid killing people. It would be inauspicious.
The two ran off far in to the distance while the fire continued to burn in the pit. Feng Yu Heng turned toward the grave, put her hands together, and bowed. “Dust to dust, soil to soil1, being cremated is better than being left to the elements.”
“Hng” The sound of a soft grunt suddenly carried from nearby behind her. This caused Feng Yu Heng’s hair to stand on end, as she had not noticed anyone else. Rather than scared, she felt wary to being the mantis that stalked a cicada unaware of the oriole behind it2.
Thinking of her previous life in the 21st century, she was a master of both Western and Chinese medicine. Starting from the age of 12, she had followed her grandfather around and mixed in with those at the barracks. She joined them in special training regardless of wind or rain. She never once backed down, and started showing signs of being many times more keen in detecting things than others. On top of that, she had a good martial arts foundation. She performed her first surgery at 18. At 25, she was already a high level medical officer in the Marine Corps. If she had not died at 28, then her achievements would have been even grander.
Not wanting to think of the past, Feng Yu Heng turned around and headed in the direction of the sound.
A man, rather, he was a young man at most. He appeared to be around 20 years old and was wearing a dark-purple brocade robe. His hair was long and neat, his features appeared to be sculpted, his eyes shone with a cold light, and his gaze was keen like a hunting falcon. Between his eyebrows was a small nail-sized purple lotus pattern. It gave his already handsome features a devilish charm.
1: Chinese equivalent of ashes to ashes
2: Chinese idiom, pursuing a small gain while unaware of the danger luring behind