Lin Yuelan sneered and pointed out sharply, “Is that a confession? I only mentioned that it might not be an accident, so why did you hurry to admit everything?”
The crowd boiled because of this. However, they were still skeptical.
Zhou Lin’s face was pale, and he retorted in a panic, “You… Don’t you slander me! How could I possibly break my father’s leg?”
“Why is it impossible? ” Lin Yuelan laughed mockingly, “Is there anything you can’t do for two hundred taels of silver? Actually, you would have taken your father’s life, much less break his legs for the money!”
“You … You’re talking nonsense!” Zhou Lin said without any confidence, “He’s my biological father. How could I possibly harm my father? My father’s accident happened because of you. Today, you must compensate me!”
“Ah, what are you doing?”
The first sentence was Zhou Ping’s wife screaming in panic, and the second sentence was Zhou Ping’s painful scream.
The third sound came from the crowd. When the crowd saw Zhou Ping’s wound, they instantly sucked in a breath of air and patted their chests in shock.
Zhou Ping’s legs were chopped off by a knife or an axe. The skin and flesh were exposed, like fish scales, but covered in blood.
When Zhou Lin was arguing with Lin Yuelan, Jiang Zhennan slithered over to remove the old cloth covering Zhou Ping’s wound.
Lin Yuelan didn’t say anything. Lin Mingliang said impatiently, “Is this the result of an accident? Do you think we’re fools? The legs were clearly cut off by a knife. Hmph, what else do you have to say?”
As for who had chopped off the legs, the answer was obvious. After all, they came to cause trouble right after Zhou Ping had this ‘accident’. How were things that coincidental?
Lin Yuelan walked toward Zhou Ping calmly and said to him in a condescending manner, “Zhou Ping, since you’re awake, tell us how the injuries on your legs came about.
“If you’re honest, maybe I’ll be kind enough to treat your wounds. Otherwise, looking at the extent of your injuries, you’ll only be left with two white bones, and you’ll have to lie in bed for the rest of your life, relying on your son to take care of you.
“However, would a son who did not hesitate to chop off his father’s legs for money be filial to you?”
Long Yan Kingdom had the “law of filial piety” but there were still unfilial children. However, as long as these parents didn’t report it, the court wouldn’t care. They would turn a blind eye to such things.
As for why these parents did not file a lawsuit, there were two common reasons. One was they couldn’t pay the fee, and the other was they didn’t have the heart to bring their flesh and blood to court.
Zhou Ping and his wife were the second type of parents. They spoiled Zhou Lin since he was young. How could they bear to let him suffer?
However, this son of theirs had been so spoiled that he had lost his humanity.
He had actually taken a knife and cut his father’s legs for some money.
To please his son, Zhou Ping gritted his teeth and endured great pain, letting his son do whatever he wanted.
However, things were not going according to their plan.
Zhou Ping’s face was pale. Because he had lost too much blood, he did not have any strength left. He gritted his teeth and said, “I cut my legs in an accident!”
As long as they didn’t admit it, who could say that they were wrong?
Lin Yuelan nodded and said, “You’ve made your choice, and you have to live with it. But…” She said sharply, “So you injured your legs in an accident. What does it have to do with me? Why should I compensate you?”
“My husband’s legs were injured because of you, so you must compensate us!” Zhou Ping’s wife yelled at Lin Yuelan.
“You keep saying that you’re cursed by me.” Lin Yuelan said firmly, “then may I ask, what evidence do you have to prove that you’re cursed by me? Everyone in the Lin family Village knows that anyone who is cursed by me is either my future husband or my blood relative. I have nothing to do with your Zhou family, so how did I curse you?”
“Isn’t Lin Mingqing cursed by you too? He’s still lying in bed now, isn’t he?” Zhou Lin immediately argued. He had heard about this before.
As soon as he said this, Lin Yiwei and his son looked a little sad, and they looked at Lin Yuelan with a complicated expression.
Lin Yuelan said, “Perhaps I’m the reason why Uncle Qing became like this. However, three years ago, I swore to God that I would cure uncle Qing. Fortunately, I’ve gained enough skills to treat uncle Qing now!”
Lin Yuelan’s words shocked everyone.
Lin Yiwei and his son were especially shocked. They looked at Lin Yuelan’s face with excitement that could not be suppressed.