Chapter 70: Fighting Back
“Are you done?” Shao Qiyun urged her impatiently.
Mu Jingzhe glanced at Shao Qiyun. This girl had an angelic face, but her thoughts were extremely malicious.
She had no intention of infuriating her yet. “Yes, I’m going to put on my shoes.”
She bent down to put on her shoes and took the opportunity to grab something.
Shao Qiyun didn’t notice until Mu Jingzhe stood up.
At first, Shao Qiyun thought that with her short hair, Mu Jingzhe would definitely look hideous in a dress.
Unexpectedly, not only was she not hideous, but she was so gorgeous that she couldn’t take her eyes off her.
Mu Jingzhe’s curves weren’t that voluptuous, but she had a tall and slender figure, and her posture was uniquely graceful. She exuded a unique, candid charm completely different from women with commonplace looks.
At that moment, while standing next to Mu Jingzhe, Shao Qiyun felt that she was a woman with commonplace looks.
Displeasure flashed across her eyes.
She had, in a slipshod manner, chosen the cheapest and least beautiful dress. Why was it so stunning on Mu Jingzhe?
She disliked anyone who was prettier than her.
Shao Qiyun wanted very much for her to take the dress off, but she held herself back at the thought that this was serious business. “Come out quickly.”
As soon as Mu Jingzhe went out, everyone’s gazes fell on her, a hint of surprise flickering across their eyes.
Without thinking, Mu Jingzhe took advantage of their daze and scattered the chili powder she had secretly hidden in her hand.
As the chili powder landed in their eyes, cries of agony rang out in the room.
Mu Jingzhe herself didn’t manage to dodge completely, causing her vision to blur for a moment, but she couldn’t care less about anything else. She endured the pain and started hitting anyone who stood in her way.
Shao Qiyun’s back was facing Mu Jingzhe, so she wasn’t affected by the chili powder much. She swung the knife at her.
Mu Jingzhe’s vision was affected. Although she managed to snatch the knife from her, she felt a stab of pain in her arm, as if it had been cut. However, she didn’t have the time to check.
Mu Jingzhe didn’t restrain her strength and soon, the few of them could be seen lying on the ground in pain. Amid Zhao Lan’s horrific screams, she pinned Shao Qiyun down.
“Where are the kids?” she demanded with the knife in hand.
Shao Qiyun hadn’t expected Mu Jingzhe to use this move. “Let go of me!”
“I’ll give you another chance. Quickly, spill!”
As Mu Jingzhe was questioning her, there was suddenly a knock on the door. Shao Dong’s voice could be heard.
Mu Jingzhe raised her head in disbelief and saw the five disheveled kids standing at the door.
“Mommy!” Little Bei was about to charge over.
“Don’t come close, Little Bei.”
Before Mu Jingzhe could tie them up, Yang Qing came back to his senses and happened to see Little Bei rushing over. With a ruthless look in his eyes, he reached out to grab her.
Mu Jingzhe yelled anxiously, “Little Bei, get back quickly!”
She shouted as she pounced over, but it was too late. Little Bei had already been grabbed.
Shao Qiyun’s eyes lit up. “Quick, catch them.”
As long as they managed to grab the kids, their original plan could resume.
“Little Bei!” Seeing that it was too late, Mu Jingzhe felt despair. She saw Little Bei open her mouth and bite Yang Qing’s hand. While Yang Qing screamed and let go, Little Bei kicked him hard in the leg.
Owww! Yang Qing screamed loudly.
At that moment, Shao Dong and Shao Xi also moved. Each of them took on one of the two thugs, who were trying to get up, stomping and kicking at them.
They were uniformly kicking the same spot—the spot between their legs.
Shao Nan had been following his siblings with Xiao Wu. When he saw what was going on inside, he turned around and went to call the villagers.
Mu Jingzhe was stunned for a moment. She kicked Shao Qiyun and quickly ran over to check on them.
“Are you alright? How did you get so dirty?”
“I’m fine. Mommy, are you okay?” Little Bei asked Mu Jingzhe nervously.
“I’m fine.” Mu Jingzhe still felt lingering fear. “You kids scared me to death just now.”
“We’re fine. We knocked them all down.”
Little Bei pointed at the few men who were still screaming. “We’re not afraid of them.”
Despite this special situation, Mu Jingzhe was speechless for a moment. “How did you think of kicking them there?”
“I learned it from you, Mommy. Didn’t you say that we were weak and if we couldn’t run, we should use our teeth to bite the opponent’s weakest spot? We remember that.”
After watching the movie, Little Bei had used the move flexibly.
Shao Dong also said that he had learned it from Mu Jingzhe. He still remembered Mu Jingzhe hitting someone previously.
Shao Xi, who had been silent the entire time, was the first to notice that something was wrong with Mu Jingzhe’s arm.
Because she was wearing red, the blood wasn’t obvious. Still, he had noticed it.
“Where? Mommy, are you hurt?” Little Bei got nervous upon hearing that.
Shao Dong took a look and quickly went to get the small medicine box that Mu Jingzhe had made.
“I’m fine. It’s just a small wound.”
Mu Jingzhe took a look and saw that there was a cut, but it wasn’t serious.
She tied a knot with her handkerchief and bandaged it. “Quick, change clothes so you don’t catch a cold. What happened just now?”
“First Aunt stopped us from coming home.”
They had wanted to rush back because they’d feared it might rain upon seeing the darkening sky. They could have made it back before the rain, but they’d run into Eldest Sister-In-Law Shao.
Eldest Sister-In-Law Shao had deliberately gone to stop them and insisted on taking them to hide from the rain. She’d refused to listen to their objections and carried Xiao Wu to the thatched house.
The thatched house was where they stored the grains to protect them from the rain. Usually, everyone would seek shelter there when it rained.
Since Xiao Wu had been taken away, they’d had no choice but to follow her. They had wanted to snatch Xiao Wu back, but they’d ended up getting caught in the rain due to the delay.
Eldest Sister-In-Law Shao had refused to let them leave. Shao Dong had sensed that something was amiss and insisted on going back despite knowing they would get drenched in the rain.
Although Mu Jingzhe hadn’t said she would be picking them up, Shao Dong felt that based on Mu Jingzhe’s habits, she would definitely come to fetch them.
However, not only had Mu Jingzhe not come, but Eldest Sister-In-Law Shao had suddenly come to stop them too. He knew that something must have gone wrong.
Shao Dong and the others had made a fuss about wanting to go back. Eldest Sister-In-Law Shao had gotten impatient and hit them directly upon seeing that they were disobedient.
The children had all been beaten up. After putting in a lot of effort, they’d worked together to escape from Eldest Sister-In-Law Shao’s hands in spite of their injuries.
It was pouring heavily, and because they had rushed back, they’d fallen quite a few times along the way. They were a complete mess, and the basket full of dandelion greens they’d worked so hard to dig had been lost long ago.
The kids were only glad that they had run all the way back. Otherwise, things would have been bad.
After they explained briefly, Shao Nan came back with the villagers.
Yang Qing and his gang, who had been beaten up by Mu Jingzhe and the children and couldn’t get up, heard the commotion and knew that their plan had completely fallen through this time. They got up, wanting to run, but they didn’t have the time.
The villagers had originally been preparing to cook because it was raining, but Shao Nan had called them over and said that something had happened to their family.
Upon hearing that, everyone ran over, including Li Zhaodi and Mu Teng. The moment the villagers arrived, they stopped Yang Qing, Zhao Lan, and the others, who wanted to flee.
“You want to leave? It’s not that easy. I already told you that this is illegal.”
Mu Jingzhe didn’t hide anything and briefly recounted what had happened in a few words.
After hearing her, everyone exploded and started criticizing Zhao Lan and Shao Qiyun. How absurd of them to be doing such a thing in this day and age!
Furthermore, they had used the five kids to threaten Mu Jingzhe. Zhao Lan, their biological grandmother, had used her own grandchildren to threaten their stepmother.
It sounded ridiculous and pathetic.
Li Zhaodi and Mu Teng saw Mu Jingzhe in that state and heard what had happened. Without hesitation, they grabbed Zhao Lan and Shao Qiyun and hit them.
“You heartless things! How dare you plot against our Jingzhe!”