Xiao Jingting was inside the house taking inventory of his pitiful belongings when a noise came from outside. Xiao Jingting soon realized that his male wife was back.
In his previous life, Xiao Jingting was gay, who was afraid of being discriminated against, so he was always single. In this life, he found his wife was a good-looking man, so Xiao Jingting was a bit excited and shy.
The relationship between the original owner and his wife was very rigid. Although they lived under the same roof, they often had nothing to say to each other and when they met it was not pleasant.
Xiao Jingting did not rush to get closer to the other person but hid in the house and observed his movements.
Xu Muan shouted “Xiaodong”, and then the door across opened.
“Are you hungry?” Xu Muan walked into the room and looked at his two skinny sons with some guilt.
“Not hungry,” Xiao Xiaofan raised his hand and said with all his heart.
Xiao Xiaodong glared at Xiao Xiaofan, and Xiao Xiaofan shrank under his gaze.
Xu Muan looked at Xiao Xiaofan strangely, his little son was a little deficient in nature and mentally incomplete, and did not like lying. When he usually came back, he would hug his legs asking for food. But this time he said he was not hungry, which meant he had enough to eat.
“Has your brother eaten?” Xu Muan asked Xiao Xiaodong.
Xiao Xiaodong nodded and said, “Yes, the one on the other side got up to cook porridge, and my brother got some food from him.”
“And steamed eggs, which were delicious.” Xiao Xiaofan licked his lips.
“He didn’t hit you, did he?” Xu Muan asked.
Xiao Xiaofan shook his head and said, “No.”
“I told you, don’t go near him so casually, he will beat you to death and you would deserve it.” Xiao Xiaodong stared at Xiao Xiaofan.
Xiao Xiaofan flattened his mouth and clenched his fingers, somewhat aggrieved. “But, he’s also our father!”
Xiao Xiaodong looked at Xiao Xiaofan’s pitiful face and didn’t say that he didn’t treat him as a son.
“Daddy, do you think he is plotting something?” Xiao Xiaodong cautioned.
Xu Muan shook his head and breathed wearily, “I don’t know.”
“Daddy, this bastard is addicted to gambling. I heard that he still eats and enjoys himself while the land is almost all sold out by him. Next he will sell this house, and then it will be our turn!” Xiao Xiaodong snapped, full of anger.
Xu Muan bowed his head, there was anxiety in his eyes that could not be concealed.
People in this wild world mostly engaged in planting as a source of income. People were divided into five attributes: gold, wood, water, fire and earth. Among them, wood could promote the growth of crops, water could nourish plants, earth could nourish the soil and was very respected by people. Gold could make the soil barren, and fire could burn crops. The status of these two attributes was much lower than that of the other three.
Xu Muan was of the fire attribute and was sold by his parents after it was determined.
Xiao Jingting had both water and wood attributes, which was perfect for farming, but unfortunately, the eldest young master was lazy and had never even been to the fields.
Xiao Jingting leaned his back against the door, eavesdropping on the whispers of the father and son next door. Xiao Jingting had already learned from the original owner’s memories that Xiao Xiaodong was very smart, but he didn’t expect him to be so vigilant.
This world was divided into men, women, and gers. Gers could both marry and marry in but their status was very low. When Xu Muan entered the Xiao family house he signed a deed of sale. If Xiao Jingting really wanted to sell his sons, he could do nothing about it.
Xu Muan closed his eyes, and a deep powerlessness arose in his heart.
Xu Muan was already a Level 3 Qi Practitioner. If he didn’t already have two children he could join the mercenary team, or become the guard of some family. Even if he couldn’t mix well, he would have no problem supporting himself. However, he already had two children, one of which was still mentally incomplete.
Xu Muan lowered his head, his mind in a daze.
“Father, what shall we eat today?” Xiao Xiaodong asked, full of expectation.
Xu Muan said somehow apologetically, “Wild vegetables.”
Xu Muan’s eyes quickly dimmed. Xiao Xiaodong and Xiao Xiaofan were at the stage of growing up and needed a lot of nutrients. However, he couldn’t give his two sons such conditions. Xu Muan could sometimes catch animals, but there weren’t many opportunities.
Xu Muan sighed exhaustedly.
He didn’t dare to go deeper into the jungle at all. If he died, Xiao Jingting would never care about his two sons at all.
Edited by : Tetsu