Chapter 93 – Suspicious (3)
“Okay.” Little Five swiftly came down from the bed and went outside after putting on shoes. He helpfully closed the door on his way out.
After turning his head and checking that the door was firmly closed, Li Mo finally took something out from his clothes.
It was a very unique-looking bracelet made of woven red string. The villagers in the Goddess’s Ravine called the string, “fated marriage string”. He had gone out in the rain to request this item from the shrine keeper.
The sound of Little Five’s voice came from the other side of the door, “Oldest brother, are you done changing yet? The congee is getting cold. Hurry over to eat it.”
“Oh.” Flustered, Li Mo tightly clutched the bracelet. He hastily picked out a set of clean clothes from the wardrobe and changed into it. Then, he went to the kitchen.
As soon as he arrived in the kitchen, it was obvious that there was something off.
Li Man’s head was lowered, and she was using her chopsticks to eat the congee grain by grain. Her expression looked very lifeless.
As for the other people, they were just sitting around. No one else was eating. There were staring at Li Man with worried expressions.
Li Mo sat down by Little Five’s side and doubtfully asked, “What happened?”
Li Shu hastily meaningfully looked at his oldest brother and deliberately lowered his voice as he said, “Oldest brother, wife seems as if she’s been bewitched. She’s been that way for a while.”
How did she go from being perfectly okay to bewitched? Li Mo looked at Li Yan and Li Hua. They both shook their heads in response.
Li Mo furrowed his brow. He looked at Li Man, but he didn’t know what to say, so he pushed the nearby bowl that was piled high with pancakes towards her.
Sure enough, Li Man’s eyes flickered, and she woodenly responded, “Thank you.”
Then, she picked up a pancake and nibbled on it. She dry swallowed each piece without properly chewing.
Li Mo’s expression was stiff as he looked at the other people. “You guys haven’t done anything to her, right?”
“No.” Li Shu was the first one to raise his hand and swear.
Li Yan looked at Li Hua.
Li Hua felt somewhat guilty, so he took the initiative to explain, “She recently asked me a question.”
“What did she asked?”
Li Mo, Li Yan, and Li Shu all stared at him.
Li Hua originally hadn’t wanted to say anything. Since Li Man had written her question, he assumed that she didn’t want other people to know. And yet, seeing her like this right now, he was very worried. And so, he honestly answered, “She asked me what wife meant. She also asked if she was second brother’s wife or third brother’s wife.”
“Eh?” Li Shu remembered something. “Wife had also asked me this question previously. Could it be that she doesn’t know?”
Li Yan slightly narrowed his eyes and turned his gaze to Li Man as if he had just realized something. “Oldest brother, when you bought her that day, did she know what purpose you were bringing her back for?”
Li Mo’s expression froze for a moment.
Li Yan added, “To say it in another way, did she know that you purchased her to be our wife?”
There was an indescribably unpleasant expression on Li Mo’s face. His lips moved, but he didn’t know how to explain the matter.
“Oldest brother? ”Li Hua also looked at his oldest brother very suspiciously. He remembered his first meeting with Li Man. At that time, she had asked him in writing what their relationship was. He had euphemistically answered family member.
But, was the reality that she actually didn’t understand their relationship?
“Oldest brother? ”Li Yan and Li Shu continued the questioning.
Li Mo took a deep breath. Just as he was about to speak, Li Man suddenly put down her bowl and chopsticks and tossed out the words, “I’m full. ” Then, as if she was puppet, she expressionlessly stood up, left the kitchen, and returned to her hut.
Everyone else was left feeling stunned for a period of time.