The two of them stood quietly behind the middle-aged man, coldly watching Lin Zishan and Zheng Dandan like two thugs.

“Unfortunately, you can’t stay out of this even if you want to …” The middle-aged man glanced at the two women and lightly ordered, “Catch them.”


The two thugs in suits nodded indifferently and took a step forward.


A crisp sound exploded in the secluded mountain forest. The two thugs in suits left two clear footprints where they were standing. Their figures disappeared in an instant.

Lin Zishan’s pupils shrank violently. She instinctively shouted, “Run!”

But the two thugs in suits were already in front of them.

Like a rabbit and a falcon.

In a few breaths, the two thugs in suits had returned to their original positions. Their hands tightly gripping the struggling Lin Zishan and Zheng Dandan.

“Sir, what should we do with these two?” The thug in suits asked in a low voice.

The middle-aged man glanced in a direction and lightly said, “Someone’s coming. Take them first. When we find Tang Maolin, we’ll kill them together. When the time comes, we can shift the blame on to Tang Maolin …”

The middle-aged man looked down at the terrified Lin Zishan and Zheng Dandan and smiled. “I didn’t want to kill anyone else. Unfortunately, you’re unlucky. You found Tang Maolin’s tracks. And the key is that they’re not ordinary people. One is a Level 2 Martial Artist, and the other is a Level 1 Martial Artist … tsk tsk …”

The middle-aged man shook his head and sighed. “Just in case.”

After that, he quickly led the two thugs in suits to the place where Lin Zishan had found the red plastic ball. In the blink of an eye, they disappeared into the mountain forest.

Not long after they left, a series of noisy footsteps emerged from the mountain path.

The young tour guide hurriedly ran down with a group of aunties. Her young face was filled with sweat and anxieity.

“Why are there two people missing? Didn’t I tell you to stay put and not run around? Sigh …”

“Okay, okay, don’t cry. Mom will buy you a new one later. Oh no, I’ll buy a bigger and more beautiful ball for Nannan.” The beautiful woman held the little girl and gently comforted her.

The little girl’s face was still tear-stained and her eyes were red. It was obvious that she had just cried.

“Mom, when are we going back? Nannan wants to find big brother to play …” The little girl sniffled and said pitifully.

The beautiful woman was thinking about how to answer the little girl’s question when she heard her husband’s voice.

“We’ve arrived at the village.”

The beautiful woman’s eyes lit up, and she quickly looked up. She saw the dense forest in front of them split into two and a small village near a mountain and a river appeared in front of them.

“Nannan is going to see Grandpa soon! Nannan, do you miss Grandpa?”

The little girl’s eyes lit up, and she instantly forgot about the broken red ball and the big brother. She clapped her hands and shouted happily.

“Grandpa! Nannan misses Grandpa!”

“Okay, I’ll take Nannan to see Grandpa now.” The elegant man took the little girl from the beautiful woman’s hands with a smile.

The family walked out of the forest and the hidden village completely appeared in front of them.

Looking from afar, they could see a few women wearing clothes different from the outside world. Their hair was tied up, and they were squatting by the stream washing clothes.

The women washing clothes also noticed them.

One of them quickly ran into the village.

Not long after, four or five men quickly walked out of the village and walked in the direction of the little girl’s family.

When the two sides got closer, the young man who was the leader of the four or five men was suddenly stunned. His face immediately showed excitement and joy as he turned around and shouted.

“Big sister is back! Big sister’s family is back!”

The little girl in the elegant man’s arms heard this voice and also clapped her hands and cheered.

“Oh, oh.” The two sides suddenly laughed and quickly gathered together.

“Big sister, big brother-in-law, little Nannan …”

The young man with thick eyebrows and big eyes and bronze skin greeted the three people one by one. The beautiful woman’s expression was also a little excited as she responded.

They exchanged a few words and Tang Maolin said, “Let’s go in first.”


The young man led the three of them into the village. Along the way, he called out to the surrounding villagers, “Hurry up and hunt some wild animals. I want big ones. Tonight, we’ll have a good time.”

The beautiful woman next to him smiled and said, “Little Brother, the law protecting wildlife is very strict these days. Be careful not to get caught.”

“Hey!” The young man waved his hand and said indifferently, “Who cares about us in the mountains? Besides, it’s not like we’re completely isolated. We have to go out a few times a month. Hunting a few deer, roe deer is not a big deal …”

The little girl suddenly shouted, “Nannan wants to eat the bird soup, the same as last time!”

“Okay, okay, tonight I’ll make some sparrowhawk soup for Nannan.” The young man touched the little girl’s face lovingly.

The beautiful woman looked at the two of them with a smile and asked, “Where’s Father? How are you?”

Hearing this, the smile on the young man’s face slowly disappeared.

“Father is resting in his room. His body is fine …”

The young man laughed bitterly. “He just doesn’t seem to be in good spirits.”

“What do you mean?” The beautiful woman was somewhat anxious.

Beside her, Tang Maolin said in a low voice, “Is it because he’s trying to break through to Level 3?”

The young man nodded, his expression complicated. “Half a year ago, Father wanted to break through to Level 3, but he failed. His mental state has been unstable ever since. Originally I wanted to tell you, but Father didn’t let me.”

“I’ll go have a look.” The beautiful woman could no longer hold back the worry in her heart. Carrying Nannan, she hurriedly ran forward.

Tang Maolin looked at the back of his wife and daughter and said to the young man, “Looks like Father has completely handed over the village to you. You’ve also officially broken through to Level 1.”

The young man embarrassedly scratched his head and said with a silly smile, “It’s all because Father taught me well, he-he.”

“Your talent isn’t bad either.” Tang Maolin praised, but his smile was somewhat forced.

The group quickly arrived in front of an old mud hut.

The beautiful woman and Nannan had already arrived. They were sitting next to a skinny old man with a face full of wrinkles and a hunched back, softly talking to each other.

The little girl’s voice was crisp and clear, making the old man laugh non-stop. The tobacco pipe in his hand shook continuously.

Tang Maolin and the young man walked in front of the old man. The old man raised his head and squinted his eyes to size up the two.

“You’re here.” The old man tapped his tobacco pipe on the stone steps.

“Father.” Tang Maolin called out, his expression somewhat complicated.

The last time he saw his wife’s father, his eyes were shining brightly, sitting like a sleeping lion or tiger. But now, his eyes were turbid, as if he had aged ten years.

It seems that Father’s situation was even worse than he had imagined.

“What are you here for this time, speak.” The old man waved the others away, leaving only Tang Maolin’s family and the young man. He held Nannan.

Tang Maolin briefly explained the situation. The young man immediately jumped up.

“Level 3! Brother-in-law, how did you provoke a Level 3 Spiritual Master?”

The old man coldly laughed and said, “I already knew that nothing good would come from you. When you broke into the village and took away Minghua, I already anticipated a day like this …”