C17 Zhang's Conspiracy
Zongzheng Wanyou was also puzzled.
She had talked with Zhan Tianming before, so she was certain that those shrieks didn't belong to him.
After a moment, she glanced back at the roasted rabbit.
"The aroma of this roasted rabbit is exactly the same as the one that pervert made. Humph! Does that pervert think he can hide from this princess if he alters his voice? You wish." Zongzheng Wanyou snorted.
Even though she said that, her expressions said that she was seemingly hiding her mistake.
"County Princess is right. That pervert must be altering his voice on purpose." Xiang'er immediately followed.
She knew her master's temperament.
If she didn't follow along at this time, she would probably be scolded again.
So, even though Xiang'er seemingly agreed with her, she was actually well aware that the person outside was wrongly accused.
But at the same time... 'Serves him right!'
'Who asked him to roast a barbecue that smelled and tasted so much like the one that pervert roasted?'
Even though they tried to ease their guilt, they had to confirm it with their own eyes.
After hesitating for a moment, Zongzheng Wanyou frowned and said, "Xiang'er, how about… No. You go outside and see if it's that pervert."
"There's no need to look. County Princess, I'm sure it's that pervert!" Xiang'er said with certainty.
"Really?" Zongzheng Wanyou asked.
"Of course, it's true." Xiang'er nodded.
Zongzheng Wanyou gently stroked her chest as she relaxed, and the guilt on her face slowly dissipated.
"County Princess, what do we do now? Are we still going to recruit that pervert into our army?" Xiang'er asked softly.
"Nope." Zongzheng Wanyou thought about it, then shook her head.
She knew in her heart that the person outside was definitely not the person she was looking for.
The more she thought about it, the more she felt frustrated and the harder she gritted her teeth.
"Damned pervert! This princess went out of her way to give you a gentle punishment, but since you chosen to go down like this... Humph! You won't be able to escape my grasp."
Zongzheng Wanyou clenched her white as snow fists.
On the plaza:
When the Wang family patriarch and matriarch saw their son's butt being canned until it turned bloody and bruised, they felt their entire worldview crumbled before their eyes.
However, they did not dare speak up in front of the County Prince Palace's army.
The couple looked towards Zhang Yong, the acting village chief, for help; unfortunately, he was more useless than Sakura.
Zhang Yong did not dare to speak carelessly.
The order to cane Wang Man was issued by the County Princess herself. He was a mere substitute village chief, so how could he dare to plead?
Right now, he could only pray that Wang Man survives this ordeal.
Soon, the other participants were done with their roasts, but they couldn't stop themselves from trembling due to fear.
All of them lowered their heads, not daring to speak.
Wang Man's bloody and battered butt scared them.
After a while, Xiang'er walked out.
She glanced at Wang Man, who was sprawled on the ground, and thought to herself, "As expected, he is not that damned pervert."
Without a single change in her expression, Xiang'er swept her gaze across the villagers and announced, "Villagers of the Nanqing Village, County Princess has issued an order. Even though everyone has failed this assessment, County Princess will still give all the examinees who have entered the third round an extra chance. Next year, at the beginning of spring, the eleven people who were in the third round will all be able to go to Lin Shangjun County and participate in the selection examination."
After the announcement was complete, Xiang'er glanced at Wang Man and then returned to the tent.
Soon after, the army left the village as swiftly as they arrived.
Zhan Tianming hid amongst the crowd, and only after seeing Zongzheng Wanyou, who was riding on top of the Demonic Horse, leave did he heave a sigh of relief.
"Phew. She's finally gone."
While Zhan Tianming was feeling relieved he heard someone shouting his name.
Zhan Tianming turned his head to look and found that the speaker was Mu Hai.
Behind Mu Hai was Liu Yu.
"Third Uncle Mu."
Once Mu Hai got close to Zhan Tianming, he asked anxiously, "Tianming, I just saw that your courtyard wall has fallen."
"Oh, that!" Zhan Tianming exclaimed. "Third Uncle Mu, you don't know about this, but last night, three ugly, mad dogs came to my courtyard. They were barking like crazy, and they just wouldn't stop barking, scaring me to death."
"Just as I was getting annoyed, two of those mad dogs, for some reason, knocked down my courtyard wall. "
"Fortunately, my neighbors got up and yelled at them, so those mad dogs ran away."
Zhan Tianming's voice was loud, and everyone around could hear him.
Not far away, the Wang family trio heard this, and couldn't help but feel infuriated.
The trio, in perfect synchronization, shot an ice glare towards Zhan Tianming.
"Tianming, you did well. In the future, when you meet an ugly, mad dog, don't go out. Just hide inside your home." When Mu Hai heard Zhan Tianming's explanation, he heaved a sigh of relief and patted his shoulder.
"Uncle Mu, don't worry." Zhan Tianming nodded.
On the other side, a villager asked Wang Sishi, "Vice Captain Wang, what's wrong with your hand?"
"Scram! It's none of your business!" Wang Sishi roared.
The person who had asked the question was also from the hunting team. Although he was somewhat unhappy, he did not shout back. Instead, he just resentfully turned around and left.
Many others had the same query, but when they saw how touchy Wang Sishi was being, they just shut their mouth,
Looking at Zhan Tianming's retreating figure as he walked away with Mu Hai and Liu Yu, Wang Sishi couldn't help but gnash his teeth.
"Little bastard, just you wait."
Inside Acting Village Chief Zhang Yong's house:
"Sishi, how did you end up like this?" Zhang Yong frowned and asked.
"Big Brother, don't mention it. It's all because of that little bastard Zhan Tianming." Wang Sishi gritted his teeth.
Recalling how Zhan Tianming humiliated him twice, Wang Sishi felt furious.
Zhang Yong revealed a look of astonishment, and then looked at Wang Sishi in bewilderment.
"What's the truth? What is going on?"
Immediately, Wang Sishi began narrating what happened last night, but he didn't forget to spice up the story.
Zhang Yong slammed his palm on the table, causing the stone table made of granite to instantly crack and crumble to the ground.
A palm strike from a Martial Practitioner was no joke.
"Damn it! That little bastard dares to hurt my sister?" Now, even Zhang Yong was gnashing his teeth.
"Big brother, I don't want to wait anymore. Why don't we find some time and kill that little bastard?" Wang Sishi suggested in a low voice.
"No." Zhang Yong shook his head.
"Big brother, you are Lan'er's elder brother by blood. Are you just going to watch as your sister, brother-in-law, and nephew gets bullied by that little bastard? If that's really the case, I…" Trailing at the end, Wang Sishi revealed a look of grief.
"Brother, you have to avenge me!" Aunt Zhang cried.
"Uncle, that Zhan Tianming even called you a pig! I heard it with my own ears!" Wang Man didn't forget to fan the flames.
"Alright, let's not talk about that anymore. We can't touch that little bastard right now." Zhang Yong glanced at Wang Sishi and the others. Looking confident, he said, "Ten days. In ten days, that little bastard will be sixteen years old. At that time, he could be considered an adult, and it would be time for him to participate in the village chief assessment."
"Humph! Once that happens, I will make it so that he won't be able to return."
Zhang Yong's eyes revealed a hint of ruthlessness.
"Big brother, that's great." Wang Sishi was overjoyed. "If that's the case, then even those old things in the village will not object. At that time, Big Brother, you will become the true Village Chief."
Zhang Yong scoffed disdainfully. With a cold smile on his face, he ridiculed, "Back then, even that little bastard's parents were not my match. Now, a brat that's still wet behind the ears wants to cause me trouble?"
"Humph! In his dreams!"