37. Who is he really? "That's right. Luckily we had this big brother today!" Lian Ze followed up.
Lian Fang Qing tilted her head and blinked as she asked: "From what Second Brother said, you beat six bully away all by yourself. Is that true?"
Lian Che remained silent but also tilted his head in curiosity as he sized him up.
Third Aunt jumped up and came over: "Since you can stand up, it means you're okay right?"
Third Aunt, with eyes glowing, stared hard at him. She stretched out her neck, with an expression saying ' I'll eat you if you don't answer'.
Startled, he opened his mouth and started stuttering. Under Third Aunt's eyes, he couldn't help but nod: " I'm al-already fine!"
"Then that's perfect!" Third Aunt clapped her hands and continued: "You saved us and we saved you.
Now we're equal right? We won't make it difficult for you, now that it's already dark. You can leave tomorrow morning then."
Third Aunt spoke out with great generosity.
"Oh! I'm very grateful to you-"
He hasn't finished yet when Lian Ze rushed to speak out: "This brother, there's no need to be polite. Even though you woke up, you're still injured and not convenient to move around. How about staying a few more days?"
Lian Ze looked over at Lian Fang Zhou with a pleading expression as he spoke: "Sister, he got hurt because of us. We can't act so inhumane!"
Lian Ze wasn't usually like this, so Lian Fang Zhou felt that it was slightly strange. But it was because he doesn't often ask for anything from Lian Fang Zhou, she couldn't refuse when she saw those eager eyes. So she nodded: "You're right!"
She smiled the man, warmly spoke: "It's no problem to stay few more days at our place!"
"AH! I must say you guys---" Third Aunt unhappily cried out.
But she had yet to finish when Lian Fang Zhou lightly cleared her throat. Indifferently said: "Third Aunt do you need Ah Ze and I to send you back tomorrow?"
Immediately, Third Aunt shut up. She lightly harrumphed: "Then it's fine to let him stay a few days. Ah, I was thinking of what's best for you!"
And in a whisper, she muttered: "Know only how to threaten people with that. What's the point..."
Lian Fang Zhou and Lian Ze pretended not to hear anything.
Full of joy, Lian Ze pulled the man to sit with enthusiasm, then said: "I'll get the bowls!" And went to the kitchen.
Originally the rice was just enough. But now there's one more person joining, it became insufficient. Lian Ze pushed his bowl toward the man: "Big Brother has this!"
Seeing this, Lian Fang Zhou gave half of her to Lian Ze. Grinned: "Alright, you guys eat first! If there's not enough, just wait a bit. I'm going to make some noodle!"
"Sis, I'll help with the fire!" Lian Che could see that the strange guest is very important to Second Brother, so he voluntarily put down his chopsticks and went to help with the stove.
"Serve you right!" Third Aunt muttered quietly. She picked some stir-fry pepper and meat for Lian Fang Qing: "Aren't you guys hungry? Well, I'm starving, so let's eat first!"
Tonight was stir-fry pepper and meat and fried cabbage. Good dishes like these were rare. Lian Ze saw the man's eye lit up. Obviously, he was also hungry. After hesitating for a moment, he said: "Let's eat first!"
"Leave some for Sister and Third Brother!" Lian Fang Qing spoke out and grabbed the chopsticks to create a dividing line on the plate. So the few of them only ate one side.
Lian Fang Zhou recalled that man's condition in the day then made a large portion of noodles. She diced the chili pepper and garlic, slice three to four pieces of meat fat and heat them into the oil. She planned to infuse some chili oil on top.
Lian Che sat on a stool in front of the stove opening, watching the fire. The crackling fire shone on his face, both of hands cupping his cheeks and big eyes blinking at Lian Fang Zhou. Asking,"Sister, did that man really save you? Is he that powerful?"
Lian Che felt that it was unbelievable. Just by judging by his appearance, it didn't look like it. "Mmhmm," Lian Fang Zhou nodded with a smile. As she chopped the vegetable, she calmly said: "If it wasn't for him, we would be in deep trouble today. All of our stuff and money would have been robbed. And when we come back, we got to pay back Uncle's Wang's donkey and cart!"
"AH!" Hearing this, Lian Che was a bit afraid. Then grinned: "Thankfully meet with a good samaritan! Third Aunt is too much, to want to drive him out. Hm, it's better if he keeps on staying here. No one will bully us anymore!"
What? Lian Fang Zhou was immediately stunned. This kid really dare say it. And look at that hopeful look.
Lian Fang Zhou laugh with a closed mouth. Shaking her head, not taking his words seriously. Feeling the firelight has dimmed a bit, she continued: "Make the fire stronger."
"OK," Lian Che answered. He bent down to add in some firewood into the stove and not another word was said.
Making noodles didn't need much to do, so soon Lian Fang Zhou brought out an enormous bowl of soup noodle in. The top was soaked with greasy chili and garlic sauce. Hot steam carrying along fragrant smell filled everyone's nose.
Everyone's eyes couldn't help light up. It's known that with this household's current situation, it's hard to have even noodle once a year. Especially with meat taste, those are really rare!
"Smell so good!" Lian Fang Qing took a deep breathe in.
Originally Third Aunt was already full, but seeing the large bowl of noodles and the smelling fragrant, her stomach immediately became hungry again. So she spoke out: "How could he finish that much? Here, give me a bowl!"
"Sister and Third Brother haven't eaten yet!" Lian Fang Qing's lips twitched.
Even though Lian Fang Zhou don't like Third Aunt acting like this, but she felt she was pitiful. However, she can't spoil her, or else she'll have gained an inch, want a foot behavior.
Lian Fang Zhou could only pretend to not hear her, smiling: " I purposely made a lot, so everyone can have some! Tomorrow, we'll make noodles for dinner, alright?"
"Alright! Alright!" Lian Fang Qing clapped as she rejoiced.
Third Aunt also laughed in delight: "Then make some more tomorrow!"
Lian Fang Zhou used the serving chopsticks to fill each person half a bowl. What's left was pushed to that man's front. With a light smile, she said: "Here, eat it while it's hot!"
He paused at first, then received it a sheepish smile. He cupped his fist: "Many thanks, Miss!"Then pulled the large bowl to his front and gracefully started eating.
"Your welcome!" Lian Fang Zhou light smiled. This guy is really interesting.
Even though he is starving, he eats as if he wasn't desperate. Not only is it not urgent, it is also pleasing to the eyes.
That's right, pleasing to the eyes.
It's neither elegant nor rough. Even if he is wearing tattered old clothes, the way he moves is still -- pleasing to the eyes. Giving people a comfortable feeling.
Lian Fang Zhou became dazed from looking, internally thinking: this man, I'm afraid he's not an ordinary person. Don't know if it because he meets with difficulties. And also with that kind of skill, definitely not an ordinary person.
"Ke! Keke!" Third Aunt started coughing hard. Lian Fang Zhou turned to look at her and saw a pair of eyes pointedly stared at her.
At first, she paused, then immediately recalled how she was staring at that man until she became dazed fell into Third Aunt's eyes. And she was misunderstood.
Lian Fang Zhou's face became hot and immediately felt embarrassed.