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Cheng Bi Yuan looked squarely at Cheng Xiao Xiao. He noticed that not only was she avoiding eye contact with him, but her eyes were flickering. It was quite obvious that she was lying.

He sighed inwardly, but didn't want to press any more. He changed the subject, "How's your head injury?"

"Dad, I have already recovered fully, don't worry." Cheng Xiao Xiao let out a sigh of relieve quietly. Looking at the pale man in front of her, she added, "Dad, I'll go pick some herb for you from the mountains!"

"Herbs? I am being the dead weight for you and your mother."

He shook his head slightly, his smile bitter. He gazed at her sternly and said, "Xiao'er, you do what you need to do. Dad will support you fully no matter what. But you be careful and don't let any accident happen, okay?"

"Yes, dad!" Her heart skipped a beat. She felt that her dad was onto something.

Of course his subtle meaning did not escape her -- no matter what happens, he's there to back her up.

"You haven't eat dinner yet, right? It's getting late, go eat!"

"Dad....." Looking at her gloomy dad, Cheng Xiao Xiao frowned slightly. Her lips moved but she didn't say anything.

Cheng Bi Yuan could tell there was something on her mind and asked, "What is the matter?"

After a slight hesitation, Cheng Xiao Xiao pressed her lips together, with a solemn look she asked lightly, "Dad, will those people come back again? What happened?"

Why was dad beaten up? Who did that? Those were questions that she had since she had arrived. Finally she couldn't help but to ask.

Most importantly, she couldn't figure out the background of this family. She believed that had a lot to do with why dad was beaten up and that's an answer she earnestly would like to find out.

From the bed Cheng Bi Yuan paused for a second, his look serious, "You don't need to know that. They knew I am crippled, I don't think they will be back."

"Dad, who are they? Tell me, so we can....."

"Xiao Xiao, go eat dinner!" Cheng Bi Yuan interrupted her and looked down.

Looking at the dad who had refused to tell her the truth, Cheng Xiao Xiao had no choice but to leave his house.

Even though there were chicken meat on the dinner table, Cheng Xiao Xiao didn't eat too much because she was still a little worried. Most of the meat went inside her younger siblings' stomachs.

But looking at how happy they were, she was able to put her worries aside for the time being.

At night, lying in the same bed as her little sister, Cheng Xiao Xiao was sleepless from what was bothering her. She was quite certain that there was more to this family, yet her parents were not willing to share that with her.

She wasn't able to figure anything out so she finally put all her random thoughts aside and entered into her dimension.

After an entire day, the white radishes in front of the hut were ripe for harvest.

She didn't harvest right away but went to visit the farm. The 5 chickens and 5 rabbits that she has been raising were also ready to be harvested.

Looking at the result after a day, Cheng Xiao Xiao broke into a bright smile.

These current produces and farm animals would provide nutrients for the family. In a few more days, there will be enough to sell at the market, then they would have money to hire a doctor to check on her father.

Entering the little house, Cheng Xiao Xiao started clicking on the screen. First thing she did was to check out the warehouse, and she look concerned.

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Find advanced chapters on my Patreon site! Currently I am offering a 2 Advance Part tier. Hopefully I will be able to offer higher tiers soon!


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ch 5.1 - Revisiting the Mountains
ch 5.2 - Revisiting the Mountains

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