Chapter 157: She Slit Her Wrist 2
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Madam Chen cried loudly and carried Lin Yaoyao to the bed from the pool of blood. Her tears were like broken beads. She kept saying, “Why are you so stupid? Why are you so stupid…”
“If you do something stupid, what will mother do, wuwuwu…”
Madam Chen hurried to get a cloth to wrap Lin Yaoyao’s hand. Looking at the bloody wound, Chen pressed it down with trembling hands.
“Yaoyao, you can’t do this. You can’t leave me. If I lose you, I don’t want to live anymore.”
Tears welled up in Madam Chen’s eyes.
Lin Yaoyao looked at Madam Chen in a daze. She was also crying. She really wanted to tell her not to save her, but when she saw how sad Madam Chen was, she couldn’t bring herself to say that.
Madam Chen cried in pain.
When Lin Pingsheng, who was teaching in the front yard, heard that shrill shout, his heart trembled. He quickly said to the students, “Revise what I taught yesterday.”
Then he hurried to the backyard.
When he reached the house, he staggered as well.
“How could Yaoyao, how could…”
How could she take things so hard? Lin Pingsheng’s heart ached and he was trembling.
Madam Chen looked at Lin Pingsheng with tears and resentment in her eyes. She stood up and said, “Come and press on the wound. I’ll go get a doctor.”
With that, Madam Chen rushed out.
Lin Pingsheng pressed Lin Yaoyao’s wrist. There were tears in his eyes. He choked and asked, “Yaoyao, why did you do this?”
Lin Yaoyao closed her eyes. She didn’t want to say that she wasn’t strong enough. She was too cowardly.
She had let her father down.
She’d done the wrong thing, but she really couldn’t go through with it. She couldn’t go through with it when she thought about how many more times she’d have to face this.
She could not meet his eyes. She was ashamed.
However, she still wanted to leave selfishly.
Lin Pingsheng felt a lump in his throat. Looking at his daughter’s face, he felt as if a knife was cutting into his heart. He had been virtuous all his life and refused to lower his head or join in the dirty work, but this was the outcome.
Looking at his daughter, who had no will to live, Lin Pingsheng asked himself for the first time, what was the purpose of his life?
Madam Chen had invited a doctor, and Lin Pingsheng was pushed away.
He looked at Madam Chen’s anxious tears and the doctor’s solemn expression,
After the bleeding was stopped and the wound was bandaged, the doctor said, “Her life is saved, but her body is a little weak from bleeding too much. You have to counsel her well. It’s not good for the patient to be so extreme.”
Madam Chen’s eyes were red as she nodded weakly. “Okay, okay, we will.”
Lin Pingsheng’s expression was numb. When he heard that his daughter was fine, he walked out without saying anything.
Madam Chen looked at his back and broke down. “You only know how to teach. What’s the use of guarding your pride for the rest of your life? Ah—”
After shouting, Madam Chen cried.
Lin Pingsheng only paused for a moment with heavy footsteps. He clenched his fists tightly before leaving with heavy steps.
When he arrived at the front yard, he looked calm and expressionless as he said to the group of worried students, “Continue the class.”
After noon, he coldly put away his books. “Class dismissed.”
After the students left, he sat down in the empty classroom.
He could not help but think of the past. At that time, he was still in the capital and his beloved daughter had not been disfigured. She stood in front of him with her head held high and her chest puffed out. She told him, “Father, I want to learn. I want to be a female teacher in the future. I want women to be able to study too. We women are not stupid. If the royal court opens a female school, we female top scorers will not be inferior to male top scorers.”
He had been pleased at the time, thinking that his daughter was right. One should read more, read and read. There should be no distinction between men and women.
His daughter had the heart to study, but not all women were like this. Those scheming women had harmed his daughter for life.
But if he could remain firm and unyielding, why would he have brought his daughter to that banquet? If he hadn’t, his daughter wouldn’t have become a sacrificial lamb, her face burned…
A breeze blew slowly. Lin Pingsheng came back to his senses and realized that his face was covered in tears.
He wiped the tears from his face and rose shakily. Then he took a deep breath and headed out the door.
Madam Lian came to the courtyard to see if Su Xiaolu needed anything. She had been making medicine a lot recently. Although she didn’t know what she was doing, Madam Lian immediately supported Su Xiaolu if she needed anything.
Madam Lian watched as Su Xiaolu sat in the courtyard and asked for stone blocks to grind the herbs. She found it very cute. She went forward and squatted beside Su Xiaolu. She said gently, “Xiaolu, are you tired?”
Su Xiaolu smiled and said, “I’m not tired, Auntie. I was just about to look for you.”
Madam Lian smiled and asked, “Why are you looking for me?”
Su Xiaolu put down the stone hammer and looked at Madam Lian seriously. “Auntie, I want to study whitening and scar removal ointment. I want you to sell it for me. I’m too young and don’t have much credibility in front of others.”
Su Xiaolu had thought about it carefully since Madam Chen did not believe her yesterday.
She hadn’t grown up yet, but she had. She wasn’t an old woman. It was hard for others to be convinced.
So she had to find someone to cooperate with. The Sun family also did business, and they were honest and liked to do good deeds. This proved that their family’s character was very good.
At least one would not be scammed if they worked with them.
Madam Lian did not expect this. Seeing that Su Xiaolu was so serious, she also said seriously, “Xiaolu, go ahead and do your research. Auntie will do this business with you. Don’t worry, as long as you can do it, it will definitely sell well.”
The most important thing was the effect. If it worked well, it would definitely sell well.
The rich ladies of all continents were not short of money at all.
Su Xiaolu smiled and said sweetly, “Okay, thank you, Auntie. Then we’ll split it 50-50. I’ll provide the ointment. You will buy the raw materials and handle the sales.”
When Madam Lian heard this, she quickly said, “This is too much, Xiaolu. Seven for you and three for me.”
Her prescription was priceless. The Sun family had to work hard to buy medicinal herbs and sell them, but after deducting the cost, they also had a 30% interest.
Su Xiaolu was a divine doctor. The things she sold were priceless and she would not lack partners. Moreover, she saved the daughter and young master of the Sun family. This was a huge favor.
Madam Lian would agree even if she had no benefits from it.
Su Xiaolu waved her hand generously and said, “Auntie, it’s not much at all. I won’t be in charge of the business when the time comes. It will be more difficult for you to manage it. Of course, you won’t be able to share the hardships of brewing the medicine. Since we’re all contributing equally, we naturally have to share the benefits fairly. Only then can we cooperate for a long time.”
Su Xiaolu’s words were sincere, and Madam Lian sighed when she heard them. She looked at Su Xiaolu and said, “Okay, but I still have to add another clause. If one day, you want to take over or want to change partners, you have the right to terminate the cooperation at any time. Regardless of who takes over the management, it will be me or others in the future.”