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Just as Li Xin helped the little girl up, he saw the goatee kneeling on the ground for no reason and was startled. After all, he still hadn't gotten used to this world where people would kneel down every now and then.

On the other hand, Qin Huaiyu could roughly guess the mental activity of the goatee. She could not stop smiling from the side.

The goatee wailed, "Your Highness, it was this old servant who was so disrespectful to Your Highness just now. Your Highness must not argue with this old servant. Your Highness, since you have taken a fancy to this slave, you can just gift her to Your Highness. As he said this, he hurriedly picked up the two silver cakes at his feet and brought them in front of Li Xin with both hands.

When Li Xin saw the scene in front of him, he was stupefied. From what he knew, since this little girl had broken the flower vase of the goatee, if he was going to take the little girl away, not only would he have to pay enough to buy the little girl back, but he would also have to compensate the goatee's loss.

"What are you doing? "Are you crazy?" Li Xin looked at the goatee kneeling on the ground and cursed with a puzzled face. He had no intention of taking the silver cake back.

The goatee respectfully lowered his head. Even if he didn't understand what a "lunatic" meant, he still didn't have the slightest intention of raising his head and asking. As for this clumsy little servant, Li Xin could bring it away whenever he wanted, but he did not want to stop him at all. As long as Li Xin did not cause trouble for him in the future, even if he sent three or five more, it would be fine.

Li Xin had no idea what the goatee was thinking, and he didn't want to understand either. He pulled the little girl's dirty hands and coldly said to the kneeling goatee, "This girl's documents will be delivered to my mansion tomorrow afternoon at the latest. If they don't arrive, then you don't need to open this shop."

With that, he pulled the little girl and Qin Huaiyu along as they strode out of the eastern market.

The goatee held the silver cake and watched the three of them leave. For a moment, he didn't know what to do. For the first time, he felt some regret. [This broken vase is too unlucky. If I had known this would happen, I would have listened to my wife. I shouldn't have spent money on it.

After Li Xin and Qin Huanyu left East City with the little girl, they walked in the direction of Chong Yi Workshop. Qin Huaiyu lowered her head and looked at the little girl who was obediently walking between the two of them. She kept her head down and did not dare to say a single word.

"There are too many of these things that you can't manage." Qin Huaiyu sighed. He understood Li Xin's feelings, but he also knew that Li Xin's actions didn't have much meaning.

Li Xin calmly looked at the dim road ahead and said, "I know. But I really can't bear to watch it. I can only do it once. " With that, he suddenly laughed and said, "No wonder Teacher Kong said that gentlemen should distance themselves from the kitchen. It seems like his words are quite reasonable. In the future, I will stay in the prince's mansion if I have nothing better to do. "

Hearing this, Qin Huaiyu smiled and shook her head.

Li Xin had never thought of letting others maintain his attitude of valuing his life. But for him, at least, he had no desire to accept the Tang people's common sense as his own. He also wanted to leave a clean enough place in his heart. No matter how many times he had repeated the same decision, he would have done it again, because he wanted to at least live up to his conscience.

Returning to the Chong Yi Workshop was a quarter of an hour later than the official curfew. Seeing Qin Huaiyu and Li Xin walking leisurely on the street, the Marquis of Parkway immediately complained incessantly, "These two masters, they are already under curfew, yet they are still wandering on the street. Aren't they making things difficult for me?" Should I care or not?

He could earn a reputation of not being afraid of the strong, but it was very likely that he would pay a huge price for it. Regardless of that, nothing would happen, and everything would become very good. The answer to which side he should choose was obvious.

In the end, the Martial Marquis silently raised his head to look at the dark night sky without the moon. He pretended to be counting stars as he brushed past Li Xin.

After bidding Qin Huaiyu farewell, Li Xin brought the little girl back to his own residence. As soon as he entered, a maidservant brought a basin of water for Li Xin to wash his hands. However, Li Xin was not in a hurry to wash his hands. Instead, he took a cloth from the maid and wiped the little girl's face. After the dust on her face was cleared, a petite face appeared in front of Li Xin. It was a pity that she was malnourished. Her complexion did not look good. Otherwise, she would have been even more adorable.

The pair of eyes that flickered with light quietly stared at Li Xin's face. No one knew what he was thinking about. Perhaps, this was the first time someone other than her parents had wiped her face.

"What's your name?" Li Xin asked.

"Yi Niang." The little girl replied timidly.

Li Xin nodded and comforted, "It's alright. From now on, you can work in the mansion. "Don't worry, no one will hit you."

When Wang Gui heard that his master had returned, he hurried over to pay his respects. Seeing Li Xin bringing a little girl along, he asked, "Your majesty, where did this little girl come from?"

Li Xin was too lazy to say more. He casually waved his hand and said, "I picked it up on the way here." From now on, you can stay in the mansion to pour tea and find someone to take her for a meal. "Then come to the study and look for me." With that, he patted Rinloran's fluffy little head and strode inside the house.

Mother Run clearly felt uneasy about Li Xin leaving, but she did not dare to open her mouth to ask Li Xin to stay. The years of being beaten and scolded made her understand one thing: in the vast majority of cases, it was better to do less than what was needed, and less than what was needed to be beaten.

Wang Gui glanced at Yi Mubai and gently smiled, allowing her to feel a lot more at ease.

Everyone in that kind big brother's family seemed to be as kind as him. Rushuang silently thought in her heart.

After settling Mother Run, Wang Gui went to the study room and knocked on the door. Only when Li Xin's voice came from the room saying, "Come in," did he enter.

"Your Highness, what orders do you have?" Wang Gui bowed and asked.

Li Xin was silent for a moment and then said, "Tell me honestly, how many times do my family kill people every year?" He waved his hand: "Forget it, I don't want to hear about it. Don't talk about it."

Looking at Li Xin's contradictory expression, a smile gradually emerged on Wang Gui's face.

"Do you think I'm crazy?" Li Xin asked with a wry smile.

Wang Gui shook his head and said in a very gratified tone, "The prince is a kind and compassionate person. He is a compassionate servant and is exactly the same as the old prince. Please rest assured, the old prince had already told me before that the Chu Residence would never mistreat any servants. "If you don't believe me, you can ask. In all these years, the servants have only received the heaviest punishments and never beat people to death. Compared to any family in Chang An, our Chu Clan has always treated our servants with kindness."

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