Strongest Abandoned Son - Chapter 68: Ye Mo’s Return
Chapter 68: Ye Mo’s Return
Translator: Tim Editor: Tehrn
“Ye Mo, you’re back?” a voice interrupted Ye Mo’s concentration. He was stunned, looking at the blood stain, and didn’t notice that Xu Wei had come in.
“Xu Wei, don’t you have to work today?” Ye Mo looked strangely at Xu Wei. She was looking tired as she simply shook her head: “Yesterday afternoon, Qingxue was injured and was sent to the hospital, right now she is still in a critical condition. I just went there to see her. How come I didn’t see you?”
Ye Mo was astonished, Ning Qingxue was attacked? How did Xu Wei know that Ning Qingxue was attacked? Wondering about this, he asked, “How do you know Ning Qingxue was attacked?”
“You don’t know?” Xu Wei looked at Ye Mo and asked intriguingly. She thought Ye Mo came back because Ning Qingxue was hurt but didn’t expect him not to know anything at all.
Ye Mo asked with a strange voice, “If she was hurt, how would I know? Are her injuries serious?”
Although he didn’t really have a good impression of Ning Qingxue, she looked really similar to his master, Luo Yin, when she was melancholic; thus, he still cared a bit about her. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have agreed to Ning Qingxue’s request previously.
“Qingxue had always been living here, you tell me how I wouldn’t know.” Xu Wei was certain that Ye Mo really didn’t know that Ning Qingxue had been injured. Ye Mo frowned, Ning Qingxue had been living here? He had already left, so the act was over, why would she still be living here? With her family’s situation, how could she not have another place to live?
Seeing that Ye Mo was lost in his thoughts, Xu Wei spoke once again, “After Qingxue had come, she had been living in your room and rarely went out. Every day, she would care for these flowers and sometimes, she would look at them from day to night.
Ning Qingxue also liked flowers? Ye Mo looked at the flower pots in bewilderment. He like flowers because he came here to grow the Silver Heart Grass. Why would Ning Qingxue like to grow flowers? If she really liked it, why didn’t he even see her come close to a flower pot for the twenty or so days he had been living with her?
On the flower pot, one grass with some blood stain caught Ye Mo’s attention. Although this grass just started to germinate, Ye Mo had already recognized that this was a Silver Heart Grass, and the moment he saw the plant, Ye Mo was immediately excited. The earth here could not only grow the Silver Heart Grass but also make it germinate!
Ye Mo immediately thought about why Ning Qingxue would grow this plant here. Was she a cultivator? But Ye Mo quickly realized that this newly germinated Silver Heart Grass was actually from a seed that he had dropped before he collected the seeds. He didn’t expect it to germinate.
But how did Ning Qingxue know this was Silver Heart Grass and took it so seriously?
Ye Mo was still musing when Xu Wei explained, “Ning Qingxue seemed to really care about that small blade of grass in that flower pot and even used things to cover it. She looked after it every day and sometimes, she would look at it the whole day and wouldn’t get bored. Yesterday, she was still looking at the small grass in the flower pot when two men suddenly charged in from outside. They looked very ferocious.”
Looking at Ye Mo who was still quietly listening to her, Xu Wei continued, “One man said that Qingxue stole his money and was hiding here growing flowers. That man took a wooden stick and was about to smash the flower from the pot; however, I really don’t know what Ning Qingxue was thinking at the time, but she used her body to block that wooden stick, and that stick directly hit her on the back. At that moment, she immediately spewed out a mouthful of blood on the flower pot and fainted.”
Ye Mo’s face turned purple, he didn’t know why Ning Qingxue would care so much for that Silver Heart Grass, but he was already furious.
“Did you find out who those men were?” Ye Mo calmed down and asked. Xu Wei shook her head and said, “No, but Ye Mo you need to be careful. After you had left, a lot of people came and asked about you. They even took the surveillance computer away. I don’t think those are good people. You need to be careful when you come and go.”
When Xu Wei spoke till now, Ye Mo was very clear. Those people that tried to take Qingxue away were definitely sent by the Song Family to monitor him. Since they hadn’t expected Ning Qingxue to move over, they wanted to see if he would come and meet up with her. However, after waiting for some time for him to no avail, they decided to take Ning Qingxue away. Then, the incident of Ning Qingxue being hurt while trying to protect the grass occurred.
Ye Mo was sure that the truth shouldn’t be far off, but he was already sure that those who had hurt Ning Qingxue were people of the Song Family. The only thing he didn’t understand was why she would risk her life to save this Silver Heart Grass?
The only explanation he could think of was that Ning Qingxue knew that he needed this grass, so she cared for it and would even protect it at all costs. Although this was the easiest explanation he could think of, Ye Mo still believed this didn’t make any sense at all because Ning Qingxue had never been so nice to him, so she should be even less for some grass he might need.
Ye Mo thought to himself, “Song Family, since you want to fight, then we’ll fight. If I, Ye Mo, fear a mere Song Family, then I wouldn’t even need to cultivate. I might as well suicide and enter Samsara!”  Regardless of whether Ning Qingxue did it for him or not, since she saved the Silver Heart Grass, this incident was related to Ye Mo, so he should exact her revenge.
“Xu Wei, I will visit Qingxue in the hospital, but don’t tell her that I came here.” Ye Mo bid Xu Wei farewell and headed straight for the hospital.
Although Xu Wei didn’t know why Ye Mo wouldn’t let her say anything to Ning Qingxue, she still agreed to his request because she knew that Ning Qingxue didn’t have much time left. Just when Ye Mo walked in front of the hospital, he saw a few doctors carrying Ning Qingxue from a portable bed to a car. Ye Mo was stunned and wondered if was she changing hospital.
However, his spirit sense scanned Qingxue’s situation and immediately found out that her injuries were far more serious than he had imagined. Instantly, a killing intent rose up in Ye Mo’s heart. Ning Qingxue was beaten like this in his place, trying to protect the Silver Heart Grass. He was not going to let the perpetrator go.
Ning Qingxue was carrying a case in her hands which was the medical case he had wanted to take away; however, Ye Mo was astonished, using his spirit sense to scan the case, he found three of the beads from the bracelet he had made for Su Jingwen. Why was this in Ning Qingxue’s hands? And why were there only three?
He sighed to himself. If Ning Qingxue had these three beads on her wrist and not in the case, perhaps she would have been able to avoid the disaster. Ye Mo was just planning to secretly follow behind this ambulance, and just when the car left, he heard two nurses talking.
“This girl should be someone from a big family. Look, even the hospital director is running around.”
“Yeah, I heard that she only has a month to live. This girl doesn’t want to accept treatment and wants to go home. Although I can’t understand, there didn’t seem to be much difference living on the bed unable to move for a month or for a few years.”
1: Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means "wandering" or "world", with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It also refers to the theory of rebirth and "cyclicality of all life, matter, existence", a fundamental assumption of all Indian religions. Samsara is sometimes referred to with terms or phrases such as transmigration, karmic cycle, reincarnation, and "cycle of aimless drifting, wandering or mundane existence".