Chapter 211: Exposing 2
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Su Xiaolu felt that this characteristic was too weak. If she wanted to catch Liu Zijian, she would have to ask the officials to check his name. It was too easy to cover up a characteristic.
Seeing that there were fewer and fewer candidates, Liu Zijin’s heart tightened.
“Is Liu Zijin here?”
At that moment, two officers came out of the examination hall and shouted.
Liu Zijin hurriedly went forward and replied, “I’m Liu Zijin.”
One of the officers looked at Liu Zijin and said to him, “Now, please follow me in. There’s someone who claims to be Liu Zijin. Please go over and confront him to verify who is the real Liu Zijin.”
Liu Zijin’s heart trembled. Liu Zijian had already entered under his nose.
Fortunately, he had told the officer in advance. Otherwise, it would have been really dangerous.
Su Chong, Su Hua and Zhou Heng were also preparing to go in together.
Su Xiaolu quickly gave them a few medicine bottles. Listening to the officers, she knew that she had guessed correctly. Fortunately, there was still a checkpoint inside. Otherwise, this matter would not be so easy to resolve.
Now, he only needed Liu Zijin to go in and confront him to prove that he was the real Liu Zijin.
“Big Brother, Second Brother, Brother Zhou Heng, be careful. Teacher and I will wait for you outside.”
Su Xiaolu smiled widely at Su Chong and the other two.
All three nodded.
Liu Zijin watched this scene with envy. Su Xiaolu suddenly looked at him and he looked at her in panic.
Su Xiaolu smiled at Liu Zijin and said, “Brother Liu, you can’t be replaced. Go quickly.”
It hadn’t been easy for Liu Zijin to get this far. After all the hard work he’d put in, how could he be replaced so easily? Even the heavens couldn’t stand it.
Wasn’t it destined for him to get to know her brothers?
Su Chong went to Liu Zijin’s side and patted her shoulder. “Zijin, let’s go and meet that shameless person.”
Su Chong hated Liu Zijian, who wanted to replace Liu Zijin.
If he hadn’t insisted on waiting for Liu Zijin yesterday, Liu Zijin wouldn’t have been able to get here. Liu Zijian’s plan might really have been successful.
“Come, let’s go together.”
Su Hua and Zhou Heng also came to Liu Zijin’s side.
Liu Zijin nodded and the four of them followed the officers in.
Su Xiaolu watched and happily returned to the inn.
Her brothers were all grown up and starting to put their hearts into making friends. How nice.
Liu Zijin and the others went inside together and heard Liu Zijian explaining from afar.
“I’m really Liu Zijin. Hurry up and let me in for the exam. If my exam is delayed, who will be responsible for it?”
Liu Zijian was sweating profusely.
It was originally a flawless plan, but who knew that Liu Zijin would actually arrive and even have a few friends helping him? Liu Zijian wanted to sneak in and directly take Liu Zijin’s name. Who knew that Liu Zijin would actually inform the officials in advance?
What the hell, even the heavens were helping Liu Zijin.
“What do you want me to say to make you believe that I’m Liu Zijin? Officer, I beg you. It’s not easy for me to study. Just let me in.”
Liu Zijian begged. He even wanted to secretly bribe them with some money.
Two strings of copper coins, which were worth 200 copper coins, were nothing to the officers.
Two Liu Zijins had appeared. This was no small matter. If he lets this in and the other one refuses to let go of the matter, things would get out of hand.
“The real Liu Zijin is here. Liu Zijian, we already know your scheme. Don’t even think about replacing Zijin!”
Su Chong shouted. Fortunately, they were prepared. Otherwise, Zijin’s life would have been ruined.
With his friends’ support, Liu Zijin was even more touched and determined. She looked at Liu Zijian and said loudly, “Liu Zijian, do you know that impersonating others has already violated the laws of the Great Zhou? Once discovered, I will not let you off easily.”
“What nonsense are you spouting? I’m Liu Zijin, and you’re Liu Zijian! Zijian, we’re in the same family. I know you want to take the scholarly examination, but you can’t be anxious for quick success. You have to think about your parents.”
Liu Zijian stared at Liu Zijin and emphasized his words.
Any fool could hear the threat and warning in his words.
Liu Zijin looked at Liu Zijian without retreating. He said calmly, “Liu Zijian, no matter how you distort the truth, it’s useless. You can’t replace my identity. I’m the one who’s studying, not you. Do you really understand what you’ve memorized?”
“Besides, it’s not just a few friends who know me. The teacher who brought me here knows me. The handprint I left can’t be fake.”
Instead of feeling threatened, Liu Zijin spoke bluntly.
He could not possibly give up his identity to Liu Zijian.
It hadn’t been easy for his mother to let him escape. She’d risked her life to let him out. He couldn’t give in now. Only by taking back what was his would he live up to his mother’s efforts.
Liu Zijian gritted his teeth. Looking at Liu Zijin, who did not back down at all, he panicked.
At this moment, an invigilator came out from the inner court. He had his name in front of him. His name was Liu Jiyuan and he was accompanied by an attendant. He had obviously rushed over after hearing the report.
“Which one of you is Liu Zijin!”
Liu Jiyuan asked sternly. This incident during the examination was simply lawless. If word got out, they would also be marked down.
Fortunately, the matter had not blown up yet. Fortunately, the exam had not started yet.
Liu Jiyuan asked.
Liu Zijian hurriedly pointed at himself and said, “Sir, I’m Liu Zijin.”
Liu Zijin also looked at Liu Jiyuan, cupped his hands, and bowed. He said firmly, “Sir, I am Liu Zijin. I have classmates and teachers I know, as well as the handprint left behind during the last prefecture examination. This person is the son of the clan leader and village chief of my clan. His name is Liu Zijian. He imprisoned my mother for more than a month and threatened me to tell him the examination answers in order to replace my identity. The day before yesterday, his father injured my ankle and made me unable to walk. It was not easy for my mother to help me escape. It was also thanks to the help of a good friend that I was able to rush here for the exam and expose Liu Zijian’s evil deeds. Sir, please verify my identity and give me justice.”
Compared to Liu Zijian’s hurried panic, Liu Zijin did not panic at all. He was neither servile nor overbearing.
“Liu Zijian, you’re lying. Why are you doing this? Do you really not care about your parents anymore? Liu Zijian, we’re from the same family. If you apologize to the adults now, on account of our family, I won’t pursue your mistake.”
Liu Zijian gritted his teeth and looked at Liu Zijin fiercely. His eyes were bloodshot.
Liu Zijin glanced at Liu Zijian calmly, then looked at Liu Jiyuan firmly and said, “Sir, please verify my identity and seek justice for me!”
Liu Jiyuan looked at Liu Zijian and Liu Zijin, then turned to the attendant and said coldly, “Go and get the things.”