Transmigrated into the Cannon Fodder’s Daughter - Chapter 45.2
Because of Li Xiao’s words, Zhang Yao was no longer brave enough to search for Zeng Lunian. Like a villain, he went around destroying Feng Shui.
As Li Xiao approached Quan Yisen’s bed, his brows furrowed, it seemed as if he had fallen into a nightmare.
Li Xiao sniffed and caught a whiff of the unmistakable scent of flowers and plants. She couldn’t smell a particular type of flower. The aroma was a mixture of flowers, plants, and trees, but the scent was familiar. She had definitely smelled it before.
“This room hasn’t had any flowers in it, does it?” Li Xiao asked.
“No, no flowers were placed in the room in the last few days,” Zhang Yao answered promptly.
How strange. Where was that aroma coming from?
Li Xiao knitted her brows. The more she thought about it, the more she felt that Quan Yisen’s unconsciousness was related to this smell.
She turned her head and asked, “Do you guys smell any flowers?”
Everyone shook their heads. There were no flowers in the room, so where could the fragrance have come from? To keep the air fresh, Zhang Yao often opened the windows to ventilate the room.
‘What flowers? Li Xiao, your nose is broken,’ Li Xiao thought to herself.
Li Xiao caught sight of something outside the window. Below were the attractive roses that Quan Yisen had planted all over the school. They looked like colorful gems adorning Nanjiang University.
However, Li Xiao actually preferred the original flowers and plants. Although they weren’t expensive, they were vibrant and simple.
Li Xiao’s eyes lit up.
No wonder she felt that the aroma was familiar. The aroma on Quan Yisen’s body was the same floral scent she used to be able to smell at school!
Li Xiao whipped her head around to ask Zhang Yao, “After Quan Yisen had the roses planted, where did he put the original flowers? Where did they go?”
Zhang Yao had a good memory and immediately said, “Boss was in a bad mood, so he ordered people to burn them.”
You could say that Quan Yisen had also bought the original flowers and plants, so he could decide what to do with them.
Li Xiao contemplated in silence.
After a moment of thought, Li Xiao said, “Take me to where they were burned. His coma is related to it.”
There was most probably an adult ghost in those flowers who wanted to teach Quan Yisen a lesson.
When Zhang Yao heard this, he couldn’t stay still. Li Qianfei still wanted to stay with the comatose Quan Yisen, but Zhang Yao forcefully led her out. As a result, Li Qianfei was fuming. She was prepared to hold a grudge against him if she ever became Quan Yisen’s wife. She would definitely make him suffer.
Zhang Yao didn’t care what Li Qianfei thought and quickly led Li Xiao over to the site where flowers were. The flowers and plants were actually placed at the back of the school. They were in a jumbled mess and covered with water.
“Originally, we were going to burn them. But it started to rain just after we started the fire, so we were going to wait until it stopped raining,” a staff member said.
As a result, in the last two days, light rain always came just as they were trying to complete their task. When the staff saw Zhang Yao come over, they felt a bit guilty, thinking that he had come to raise hell.
One of them even took the initiative to defend himself. “It’s horrible. Every time we try to burn them, it rains.”
“It’s been sunny in the other areas of S City for the past two days. It’s only been raining here,” Li Xiao said. She paused before continuing, “It’s fortunate that you guys didn’t get the chance to burn it. Otherwise, your boss wouldn’t simply end up with a coma.”
Li Xiao looked towards an old woman standing under a tree nearby. She was dressed plainly and never took her eyes off the flowers and plants. But she didn’t have a shadow.
Seeing her distressed appearance, Li Xiao could somewhat guess who she was. She walked up to her. “Are you the school gardener?”
The old woman averted her gaze from the plants and gazed at Li Xiao. She looked a little surprised. “You can see me?”
“Did you put Quan Yisen in a coma?” Li Xiao asked.
Anger appeared on the old woman’s expression. “I worked so hard to take care of them for so many years, and he just had to pull them all out and try to burn them!”
Quan Yisen really brought this disaster upon himself. He always attempted to solve everything with money, so he didn’t care too much about what others thought.
This old woman was taking care of the flowers and plants even as a ghost. She was, truly, very dedicated.
“If he’s willing to hire someone to take good care of these flowers and plants, will you forgive him?” Li Xiao offered.
With Li Xiao’s power, she could also simply threaten the gardener. But she didn’t have to do that. This woman didn’t do anything wrong. She just wanted to protect the flowers and plants she was taking care of.
So, it was everyone’s responsibility to protect the flowers and trees.
The old woman was silent for a moment, then she nodded. She herself was not an unreasonable person. But, she had been angry and wanted to teach Quan Yisen a lesson.
Zhang Yao and the others saw Li Xiao talking to the air and felt that the scene was a bit concerning. But from what Li Xiao said, they were able to figure out why Quan Yisen was unconscious; he had tried to have people burn the flowers.
Compared to Quan Yisen’s safety, taking care of some flowers was nothing.
Zhang Yao immediately ordered people to have the flowers planted into the soil, and they were taken good care of. In order for Quan Yisen to wake up as soon as possible, everyone in the company who wasn’t busy was called over. All of them worked together, and in about half an hour, the task was done.
The female ghost kept an eye on them, afraid that they may treat the plants too roughly and harm the roots. Meanwhile, Li Xiao talked with her and learned that the ghost had been dead for five years. She had worked in the school as a gardener for more than a decade before her death. She divorced her husband at a young age and had no children, so she treated the flowers and plants as if they were her children. Hence, she stayed at the school even after her death because of her obsession.
After the flowers had been planted, Zhang Yao learned that Quan Yisen had woken up. At last, Zhang Yao could breathe a sigh of relief.
“Thank you, Master,” Zhang Yao sincerely thanked Li Xiao.
***This was translated by Centinni***
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