Shen Anxin boarded the boat arranged by Zheng Baoning.
Zheng Baoning used to draw pictures for many women and gers, so he always had a good attitude towards women and gers. Shen Anxin did not seem to be in right state, so he told some jokes, but after telling several jokes one after another, Shen Anxin still did not talk to him.
Shen Anxin had an unusual identity, but he was a young ger above all else, so Zheng Baoning did not dare to say anything in front of him. Since he didn’t seem to want to hear him, he closed his mouth.
Zheng Baoning stopped talking, but Shen Anxin suddenly asked, “You say it’s not safe for gers to be outside alone these days?”
“In my village, it it’s alright, but I am familiar with most places. But you still need to be careful when you go far away,” Zheng Baoning said. “People don’t like to go far these days, but isn’t it because it’s dangerous to go far away? Not to mention women and gers, even men are the same. Yesterday, a man went to meet a businessman surnamed Zhang from Jinzhen Escort Agency. He met robbers when he went out before. In the end, he got lucky and was able to escape . . . That’s why so many people were willing to pay our Jinzhen Escort Agency to escort them.”
“Really?” Shen Anxin frowned.
“Yes,” Zheng Baoning said and then another thing came to his mind. “I am telling you that even our boss is very careful. When he took Mr. Zhao to the capital before, he found several people who would follow him every time. Even with Mr. Zhao’s skill, ordinary people cannot deal with him at all.”
“Mr. Zhao, you mean Zhao Jinge?” Shen Anxin asked.
“Yes, it’s Zhao Jinge.” Zheng Baoning nodded.
Shen Anxin clenched his fist; his fingernails dug into his flesh so deeply, it cut his skin. He suddenly remembered that every time he went to Zhao Jinge, he would see Jiang Zhen’s men guarding outside. Was it Jiang Zhen who arranged these men to protect Zhao Jinge?
Jiang Zhen was indifferent to him but was so kind to Zhao Jinge. Why was Zhao Jinge so protected, but no one ever thought about him? Shen Anxin’s expression twisted at the thought of what happened last night.
After being rejected by Jiang Zhen yesterday, he was very sad, so he planned to wander around Hecheng County. Unexpectedly, he was dragged into a vacant house by two men. What happened after that was like a nightmare to him.
When Shen Anxin remembered what happened last night, his whole body could not stop flinching for a moment, but he soon calmed down. It could not be found out, it couldn’t. He didn’t suffer much physically, but when he woke up in that empty house that morning, he wished he was dead. Then he thought of Jiang Zhen.
He wanted to see Jiang Zhen. He almost couldn’t walk, but he still came to Hexi and found Jiang Zhen. But as a result . . . Jiang Zhen ignored him.
Shen Anxin was in a trance, then his hatred started growing stronger and stronger.
As he grew up although there were many unhappy moments, but in general, life was still very smooth. Although the Feng family tried to frame him before, in the end, it could still be avoided. He also got Zheng Yi as a backer, so never before had he suffered such aggravation. He naturally could not accept it.
Why did he have to suffer like this? Why should he be so unlucky when everyone else can live happily?
The more Shen Anxin thought about it the harder it was for him. Then he suddenly felt a jolt.
How can things be so coincidental? How could it be that he had just made his feelings known to Jiang Zhen and then encountered such a thing? Those two people . . . it was not a coincidence but a deliberate ambush! Also, who would do such a thing to him without hurting him? Not even robbing him of his belongings . . .
Shen Anxin suddenly thought of a person—Zhao Jinge.
When he was in the capital, he had a little crush on Jiang Zhen, so Zhao Jinge let Liu Qianqian and Zhao Lingxi mislead him, but this time . . . was it also Zhao Jinge?
Was Zhao Jinge trying to ruin him? After all, when something like this happens, Jiang Zhen and I were even more impossible.
Shen Anxin envied Zhao Jinge from the beginning, but at the moment, he only felt a deep resentment for Zhao Jinge. Even if Zhao Jinge did not hurt him, why was he so unlucky when he was happily protected by Jiang Zhen?
Even Jiang Zhen . . .
At that point, Shen Anxin resented Jiang Zhen. If Jiang Zhen hadn’t been so cold to him, he wouldn’t have run outside alone at that time . . . Besides, Zheng Yi and Jiang Zhen were so powerful that Hecheng County was almost their own world, so can it really have nothing to do with them?
Shen Anxin bowed his head to cover his eyes full of hatred. After what happened, he wanted to ask for help from Jiang Zhen, but Jiang Zhen did not help him. . . . . So only hated could keep him going.
Zheng Baoning didn’t know Shen Anxin’s mind as he stopped the boat at the dock of Hecheng Country town and then went ashore. Only then did he look at Shen Anxin and said, “Master Shen, do you want the boatman to take you to the Zheng family?”
“No.” Shen Anxin followed Zheng Baoning off the boat when, suddenly, a man ran towards Zheng Baoning. “Zheng Baoning!”
The person who run toward him was Song Li. Zheng Baoning thought that he once again wanted to persuade him to leave the Jinzhen Escort Agency, so he wanted to run into the crowd to lose him.
That guy, Song Li, couldn’t afford to be annoyed by him, so should he hide?
When Song Li ran toward them, Zheng Baoning had already disappeared. He clenched his fist and gritted his teeth, still full of anger. Then he focused on Shen Anxin, who came with Zheng Baoning. “Brother, are you here to do business?”
Shen Anxin didn’t want to pay attention to Song Li and turned away, but Song Li wanted to persuade Shen Anxin to stay. “Brother I am telling you Jiang Zhen from Jinzhen Escort Agency is not a good person. If you want to do business, don’t look for him. Be careful or he will cheat you!”
Shen Anxin stopped walking.
After Song Li’s wife returned to her family house, his life became even more difficult. He simply had a hard time these days, and this made him hate Jiang Zhen and Jinzhen Escort Agency even more. When he saw there seemed to be a chance, he immediately repeated what he had said countless times already, “Jiang Zhen is not a good person. He even beat his own parents . . .”
Song Li repeated what Jiang Chengxiang said to him.
Shen Anxin was stunned. All this time he only heard good things about Jiang Zhen, even when he went to Hexi Village to inquire about him. No one told him about the Jiang family, so he did not know about it at all.
“Are you telling the truth?” Shen Anxin did not believe that Jiang Zhen was such a person.
“Of course, it’s true. This Jiang Zhen, he is not a good thing! If you don’t believe me, I can take you to see Jiang Chengxiang, Jiang Zhen’s brother, who was almost unable to make a living because of Jiang Zhen,” Song Li said.
Shen Anxin hesitated for a while before he looked at Song Li and said, “Where is he?”
Jiang Chengxiang lived in the country town. Since the birth his daughter had become very ill and unable to support herself, but she had survived. What about Zhu Shufen? Although she had many shortcomings, she really loved her daughter and took good care of her. However, even though she took good care of her, the child was still ill and coughed badly.
Zhu Shufen was so frightened that, a few days ago, she came to the county town in the middle of night with the baby in her arm and asked the doctor to see her child.
Ever since Jiang Chengxiang took Zhu Shufen ten silver in order to give Jiang Zhen money, Zhu Shufen kept a close eye on her money, and even if she couldn’t make a living, she refused to give him even a penny. She was married to Jiang Chengxiang’s family, so she naturally asked the Jiang family to pay for her food! However, even if she refused to spend a penny at that time, when her daughter became ill, she took out all her money to treat her. It’s just that when her daughter got better, her money was gone.
In this way, Zhu Shufen did not want to go home but stayed in the county town. While urging Jiang Chengxiang to find a job, she also wanted to find a job and become a wet nurse or something. Her daughter was in poor health, and she needed to take care of her carefully. Zhu Shufen felt that she needed to earn money so that she could have a peace of mind and raise her daughter well.
So at this time, the three members of her family were huddled in the shabby house that Jiang Chengxiang had rented in the county town.
When Shen Anxin and Song Li went over, Jiang Chengxiang was cooking in a hurry while Zhu Shufen was coaxing the crying child. The room was dirty and messy. It smelled of feces and urine.
Shen Anxin was not very comfortable, so when he smelled this, he directly vomited. Feeling disgusted, he stood at the door. He did not want to go in.
The commotion outside naturally alerted Jiang Chengxiang, who looked outside and saw Song Li and Shen Anxin.
Song Li was alright, but this Shen Anxin . . .
After looking up and down at Shen Anxin’s new clothes, Jiang Chengxiang’s heart warmed up. When he worked on docks, Jiang Chengxiang’s eyesight was very good, so he could naturally see that Shen Anxin was very rich, and he should carry favor with him. Then he heard that Shen Anxin wanted to inquire about Jiang Zhen. Jiang Chengxiang did not hesitate to repeat to Shen Anxin what he had said to Song Li before.
When Shen Anxin returned to the Zheng family house that day, it was already late.
Edited by: Faro