Chapter 212: Exposing 3
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The servant turned and left.
Liu Jiyuan looked at Liu Zijian and Liu Zijin and narrowed his eyes. He wanted to see who dared to ignore the laws of the Great Zhou!
Seeing that Liu Jiyuan was going to verify Liu Zijin’s identity, Liu Zijian panicked. Beads of sweat appeared on his forehead.
Liu Zijian looked at Liu Zijin with a defeated gaze. He gulped and said to Liu Zijin, “Zijian, we’re from the same family. Let’s not make a big deal out of this. We can just settle the matter between us in private. If we do this, it will hurt the relationship between us. Your mother will be sad.”
“Filial piety comes first among all virtues. Zijian, do you want to be that unfilial person? If you act like this now, you’ll regret it when you think about it later. The tree wants to be quiet, but the wind doesn’t stop. The child wants to be raised, but the family doesn’t wait.”
Liu Zijian emphasized his tone. He knew that Liu Zijin was a filial son, so he emphasized Liu Zijin’s mother.
Liu Zijin’s expression softened. He clenched his fists and tried his best to suppress his anger. Even at this time, Liu Zijian was still threatening him with his mother.
Liu Jiyuan narrowed his eyes and looked at the two students with similar looks. He said nothing.
Su Hua and Zhou Heng frowned. This was a matter between Liu Zijian and Liu Zijin. It was not appropriate for them to interfere. All they could do was testify for Liu Zijin.
What would Liu Zijin choose?
Su Chong’s patience was not that good. He pulled Liu Zijin and said anxiously, “Zijin, your mother didn’t let you come this far to lower your head. If you go back now, she will be disappointed.”
His own mother would only be very disappointed if he lost his identity.
If he was Liu Zijin’s mother, he would also ask Liu Zijin to fight to the death.
There was a limit to everything. He couldn’t just give in.
Liu Zijin was in pain. He gritted his teeth tightly and looked at Liu Zijian. He said coldly, “Liu Zijian, no matter how you threaten me today, I won’t be afraid. Don’t even think about taking my things. If anything happens to my mother, I won’t let this go.”
He only had one relative left. His mother had suffered for so many years. If she died like this, he would hate this clan for the rest of his life. Hatred would turn into strength. He would take revenge.
Liu Zijian was shocked. He looked at Liu Zijin, speechless.
Nothing worked. What was he going to do? Was he really going to jail?
No, no, no, he didn’t want that.
Liu Zijian rolled his eyes and wanted to escape when the officers were not paying attention.
After all, he wasn’t Liu Zijin. If they really found out who he was, he wouldn’t be able to escape. If he ran now, he might be able to escape.
At worst, he would deny it when the time comes.
Liu Zijian had a good idea. He would escape unexpectedly. The soldiers would not react for a moment. When they reacted and chased after him, they might not be able to catch up.
“Trying to run? No way!”
Su Chong shouted coldly. He gathered his energy and flew after Liu Zijian. He quickly landed in front of Liu Zijian and kicked him.
Liu Zijian was caught off guard and fell after being kicked. He still wanted to get up and run, but Su Chong had already stepped on his leg. Under the pressure, Liu Zijian fell to the ground again without getting up.
With weight on his back, he couldn’t get up at all.
Su Chong pulled Liu Zijian’s hand. There was a click, and Liu Zijian’s hand drooped down.
The two officers caught up with him and dragged him back.
Su Chong followed them back.
“Zijin, Liu Zijian tried to escape, but I caught him.”
Su Chong smiled, feeling very happy.
Liu Zijin cupped his hands in appreciation. “Thank you, Su Chong.”
After saying that, Liu Zijin turned to Liu Jiyuan and said, “Sir, Liu Zijian fled. He doesn’t dare to confront me anymore.”
Liu Jiyuan nodded. “That’s indeed the case. I can tell. Identity theft is a serious crime, but you still have to go through the procedures. After the verification, you can go in and take the exam.”
Liu Jiyuan looked at Su Chong and said, “Kid, your kung fu is not bad. Why didn’t you think of taking the martial arts exam?”
Su Chong’s performance just now was really stunning.
Su Chong was neither arrogant nor rash. He replied truthfully, “Sir, I’ve been studying for a few years and also want to be a scholar.”
He actually preferred martial arts and was planning to pursue it in the future.
But it didn’t conflict with this exam, so he wanted to take the exam anyway, to see how far he could go.
“I see. That’s good. Work hard and you’ll definitely succeed.”
Liu Jiyuan nodded in admiration. Su Chong was young and was on his way to becoming an official. Perhaps he would achieve great things in the future. He was just saying a few words to get to know him.
Perhaps these students would become very outstanding in the future, and they would interact with each other in the bureaucracy in the future. In short, it was good to be on good terms with students.
“Thank you, sir.”
Su Chong was neither servile nor overbearing, nor did he feel arrogant because of Liu Jiyuan’s kind words.
He could still read the atmosphere.
Perhaps because he had shed his disguise, Liu Zijian was no longer calm. He glared at Liu Zijin fiercely and gritted his teeth as he threatened him, “Liu Zijin, you will definitely regret it in the future. You will definitely regret it. I am only replacing you for a moment. In the future, you can still use Liu Zijian’s name to take the scholarly examination. This is killing two birds with one stone, but you refused!”
“If something happens to me, your mother won’t have a good ending. Even if you become successful in the future, you won’t be able to live in peace for the rest of your life. In the future, every time you enjoy wealth and glory, you will regret it. You will regret that your mother worked hard for the rest of her life and didn’t obtain anything. You will live in regret for the rest of your life.”
Liu Zijian’s words were like a sharp sword that pierced Liu Zijin’s heart, crushing it.
His mother, his only family, was his only weakness.
Liu Zijin swayed from the impact. It was Su Chong who quickly caught him.
Su Chong encouraged Liu Zijin, “Zijin, don’t listen to his nonsense. If your identity was stolen by him, that would be the shame of your mother’s life.”
If it was really as simple as Liu Zijian said, why would Liu Zijin’s mother spend so much effort to sneak Liu Zijin out?
If he missed this, he could just wait another year or so.
Things were not as easy as Liu Zijian made them out to be. Although he did not know what Liu Zijian’s father thought, it was definitely not this easy.
Su Hua’s eyes darkened. He looked at Liu Zijin and said, “Zijin, he’s saying this to hurt you. If you really do as they wish, I think you and your mother won’t be able to live for long. Stealing someone’s identity is an irreconcilable feud. The living will talk. Only the dead will forever keep secrets and not cause trouble.”