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124 Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 It was almost midnight when Xiao Luo finally returned. However, he did not come back alone. He was with a girl.

"Pretty Lady Sun?"

Zhang Dashan opened his eyes wide in surprise.

The girl who'd come home with Xiao Luo was indeed Sun Yu!

She wore an exquisite casual outfit in black and white with a crewneck cut that revealed her beautiful collar bone clearly. The combination of her short gray skirt and leggings showed off her stunning, slender legs. Her black hair was tied up simply in a ponytail. She had a small oval-shaped face, a delicate nose, and a cute mouth. One could tell she had dressed up in a hurry. Even so, she was gorgeous.

"Hello, Brother Shan!" Sun Yu greeted politely.

Then, she walked quickly toward the five men lying on the ground, including Feng Wuhen, who had fainted. She opened the first aid kit that she'd brought with her and started treating all of their wounds.

As there were so many wounds on their bodies, Xiao Luo came to help to remove their clothes. He could not possibly let Sun Yu, a girl, strip these men naked.

"What the f*ck? What's going on? This relationship is moving way too quickly!" Zhang Dashan muttered to himself.

...

It was almost 2 o'clock in the morning by the time they finished treating Feng Wuhen's and the other's injuries.

At some point, Xiao Luo changed into a clean set of dry clothes. Fortunately, he had covered his phone with some waterproof tin foil from the warehouse before jumping into the water. Otherwise, his phone would be ruined by now.

"Have you two done it yet?"

Zhang Dashan pulled Xiao Luo into a corner of the empty field outside. Using sign language to ask if his friend and Sun Yu had hooked up, he raised both of his thumbs and made them smooch.

"You are thinking about it the wrong way," Xiao Luo replied and rolled his eyes.

"Then why did you ask her to come along?"

"I couldn't think of anyone else," Xiao Luo answered honestly.

He could not possibly ask Xiao Ruyi, his sister. She would surely be worried about him if she saw five men with stab wounds. She would undoubtedly want to clarify everything. So after careful consideration, Sun Yu was the only choice. As it happened, she was working night shift anyway. After explaining the situation to her, she'd agreed to come at once.

Just then, Sun Yu walked out of the hall. She wiped the sweat from her forehead and said to Xiao Luo, "I'm done dressing their wounds."

"Thank you!" Xiao Luo thanked her sincerely.

"You're welcome."

Sun Yu smiled shyly. She was thrilled to be able to do something for Xiao Luo. Then, she said thoughtfully, "Brother Xiao Luo, let me take a look at your arm. When you came to see me, I immediately thought it looked weird. Are you hurt?"

"It's okay, it's just a small wound that doesn't matter."

"Small wound, my a*s! Since Pretty Lady Sun is here, you should let her check it out. A small wound is still a wound. Besides, if it swells up and starts to pus, won't it just develop into a big wound?" Zhang Dashan cut in.

"Shut your mouth and keep it shut."

Xiao Luo frowned and glared at Zhang Dashan as if the latter were putting a hex on him. He was only using unlucky words like 'swells up' and 'pus.'

"Never mind. I'd be better off tending to those five dead pigs inside than third-wheeling you two," Zhang Dashan said. He rolled his eyes and walked into the hall, shutting the door behind him tightly.

Xiao Luo and Sun Yu were left alone outside.

Sun Yu's cheeks turned pink as she blushed. Zhang Dashan was very straightforward. He already saw himself as the third wheel!

However, she was far more concerned with Xiao Luo's arm. "Brother Xiao Luo, let me have a look," she said.

"It's really not a big deal. iI's just a small wound that will heal naturally in a few days," Xiao Luo answered with a smile.

He did not wish to show Sun Yu the gash on his arm. Guo Jianghu's Nonuple Cycloblade had been very sharp, and the resulting cut was very deep. If he had not stitched it up with thread and bandaged it crudely himself, he would have bled enough to fill up a pot.

"Alright, then." Sun Yun gave up. He was too stubborn to be convinced even by her.

Xiao Luo could not think of anything else to say, and it crossed his mind that Sun Yu still needed to work. "I'm so sorry for bothering you for such a long time. I'll take you back to the hospital right now."

"Oh, okay!" Sun Yu answered delicately and nodded.

Xiao Luo knocked on the door and took the car key from Zhang Dashan, ready to drive Sun Yu back.

It was late at night and tranquil when a white Corolla drove down the street.

"Are you not going to ask me who those men were?" Xiao Luo asked as he drove, breaking the silence in the car.

"They are your friends. So, I'm sure they are good people," Sun Yu answered and shook her head.

"Good people?"

"Yeah, Brother Xiao Luo is a good man. So your friends ought to be good people too," Sun Yu answered with a nod. On her delicate face beamed a pure smile.

Xiao Luo's smirk, however, was a little unnatural. If Sun Yu knew that he had just murdered more than twenty people, she would not think the same way about him as before. In fact, she should be afraid of him and shun him at all costs.

"Brother Xiao Luo, the Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching. Do you have any plans?" Sun Yu asked.

"I shouldn't have any plans."

Sun Yu broke into a smile, and her eyes filled with hopes. She said with a pleasant laugh, "Then come to our hospital to watch the performances. Our hospital hosts a specially prepared Mid-Autumn Festival party."

"Will you perform on stage?" Xiao Luo asked.

"Yep. I have been preparing a dance routine with my sisters from the hospital. Sister Ruyi seems to be working an act, but I forgot what she is going for."

Xiao Luo smiled and agreed, "Alright, I'll come."

"It'll be amazing. You definitely won't be disappointed," Sun Yu chirped gleefully.

Xiao Luo smiled. He had a particular affinity for this girl and felt very relaxed around her. Her company was not stressful at all.

"Brother Xiao Luo, can you pull over?" Sun Yu's eyes brightened up as she suddenly noticed a food stall by the road.

Xiao Luo pulled over slowly.

"Do you like to eat roasted sweet potatoes?" Sun Yu asked.

"Hmm, yeah." Xiao Luo nodded.

"Then let's get some. Look, there's a stall by the road selling them."

Before Xiao Luo could agree, Sun Yu opened the car door and ran off excitedly. It was apparent that she was very fond of roasted sweet potatoes.

Xiao Luo could only get out of the car and follow her. From afar, he smelled an incredibly delicious fragrance, which instantly reminded him of many childhood memories.

"Boss, I'd like two, please!"

"It's ten bucks for two."

The boss took out two round sweet potatoes from the oil tank beside him, which served as an oven. He wrapped them in oil papers and passed them to Sun Yu.

Sun Yu was about to pay, but Xiao Luo had already handed twenty bucks to the boss and said, "I'd like two more."

He was a little hungry. Since he was eating roasted sweet potatoes, he should obviously eat enough to feel fully satisfied.

Sun Yu raised her head to look at him, then smiled joyfully.

...

Xiao Luo drove to a park in the Guangming District then sat down before a stone table with a Go board engraved on it. The two of them were the only people in the vast park. The lights were slightly dim, and if they looked up, they could see stars. Unknown insects came out from the corners of shrubs buzzing so loudly that it was as if they were flying right beside their ears.