Chapter 6 Unjust Treatment Leading to a Lawsuit
In the crowd, Zheng Longxing had a gloomy look.
He had made all kinds of plans to assassinate Li Mu. However, who knew that Li Mu hid in the office and did not come out? Although Bloody-moon faction was really powerful and had an official background, it was still risky to break into a county government and assassinate a ninth-ranked county magistrate. So he could only wait for the chance. But from where Zheng Longxing stood, Li Mu seemed to decide to hide in the county government office all the time, so when would he stop waiting for Li Mu and kill him?
"I have to find a way to lure Li Mu to go out."
Zheng Longxing thought that and he could hardly wait to do.
Days passed by quickly.
In a blink of an eye, half a month passed by.
In the practice room of the county back office, Li Mu hit the granite which was more than one person tall with his bare hands.
A noisy bang spread.
The granite, which was hard to hurt by any sword, crumbled as if it was made of flour and became many little rubbles on the ground.
Such power was almost comparable to Superman.
"I don't know how powerful this punch is."
Li Mu satisfactorily blew the stone scraps on his fists.
These days, he practiced Zhenwu Boxing in the daytime, and finally, he could complete the first few steps of Zhenwu Boxing perfectly.
Meantime, although Li Mu could roughly perform the first move, Rocking-sky Hammer, he could not grasp the deep meaning of it, and therefore after each performance, his muscles were like torn. If he forced himself to complete this entire move, then his muscles would be torn. Even his organ could be injured.
Li Mu tried several times and then he quit.
Till now, he had a more clear understanding of Zhenwu Boxing and Xiantian Skill.
Zhenwu Boxing seemed to be a kind of body-forging technique.
Each move and each step had a magical effect of strengthening the body.
In this half-month period, Li Mu only practiced a first step and half of the first move of Rocking-sky Hammer. But that was enough for him to notice that his external skin became tough. If he scratched his skin with sharp gravel edges, nothing would be hurt except leaving a faint trace on his skin.
The function of Xiantian Skill was opposite to that of Zhenwu Boxing.
It could repair internal injuries and make one energetic.
Every night, Li Mu was practicing Xiantian Skill.
This kind of breathing method could make Li Mu vigorous. Even if he did not sleep all night long, he was still full of energy. Besides, it could also make Li Mu's five senses ability become stronger, which meant his hearing, visional and reaction ability had been greatly enhanced.
And Xiantian Skill played a very strong role in the recovery of injuries. Several times, Li Mu used Xiantian Skill to cure those injured internal injuries and muscles caused by improper Zhenwu Boxing practicing.
When practicing Xiantian Skill, Li Mu absorbed Spiritual Qi from sky and earth by the strange breathing rhythm and method, and those qis would be transported into the body and washed his organ, then dirty stuff would be excreted through breathing, which was similar to a legend of shaving off one's hair and washing all the bones. Those behaviors changed Li Mu little by little and he seemed to be reborn with a new body.
It seemed that Li Mu could understand the intentions of the old faker.
Xiantian Skill changed Li Mu's inner organs, while Zhenwu Boxing exercised his body. Those two were complementary to each other, which could completely change a person's body condition.
Li Mu had lived on the earth with serious environmental pollution for fourteen years. He breathed in those harmful air and ate harmful substances, which left many wounds and impurities in his body. Now, by practicing these two skills, he could gradually restore the most primitive natural congenital state. Only in this way could he step on the path of interstellar martial arts and compete with those heroes in all the planets.
The only thing that made Li Mu a little depressed was that it seemed neither Xiantian Skill nor Zhenwu Boxing could improve his actual combat power.
"Hack. Hack..." Li Mu thought for a moment, and couldn't help coughing and spitting out a mouthful of sputum.
There were some dark red blood and black dirt in the sputum.
That was not the first time.
The first time he spat out sputum with blood, he was shocked and thought he might be infected with deadly diseases.
Soon, he realized it was because Xiantian Skill was washing his organs and expelling dirty stuff and inner wounds to come out from his body. So this scary bloody sputum spitting-out behaviour meant his lungs were strengthened and cleaned due to Xiantian Skill.
"I have hidden in the government office for twenty days. Now it is time for me to come out and breathe some fresh air."
Li Mu stretched his body while coughing.
Li Mu was actually a lively and active teenager. If he was not afraid of being assassinated by warriors sent from Xue Yue Faction, he would already have hung out in the county streets.
Since his personal strength was slightly improved, which gave him some confidence, Li Mu decided to go to the county to breathe some new air after many thought.
Old faker once said to him that the taboo of practising martial art was to close oneself and not fight with others. Sometimes, it was more worthwhile to fight against others once rather than practice by yourself in a year. So, one time of a fierce and life-risking fight might equal to ten years of individual hard practice.
Li Mu definitely did not want to fight others at the price of a likely death, but it was still good for him to get more experience.
Now that he came to the world, he should try to integrate into it.
Li Mu was thinking like this. Before he could get the time to ask for those two children when suddenly——
From the direction of the gate of county government came the thunderous drumming, and the whole county government was shaken by the thunder-like sound.
Little boy Qingfeng rushed in breathlessly and said, "Childe, someone is beating the drum and complaining... "
Li Mu's attention was attracted by that.
"Beating the drum...Someone is filing a lawsuit."
He remembered the scenes that a county magistrate was dealing with lawsuits in court from earth movies and TV plays.
Ha ha ha!
Li Mu laughed wildly in his heart.
Just take this great opportunity to experience the feeling to be a county magistrate and show off. Also, relax.
Li Mu could not remember how many times he saw Famous Forensic Pathologist in Song Dynasty andWitness to a Prosecution. Finally, it was time for him to use some knowledge from those TV serials.
It must be a serve lawsuit since they beat drums to show their innocence. Li Mu was very excited to think that just waited for me, an alien from earth, to give you inferior people of the martial arts world some lessons with our ancestors' wisdom.
While practicing to enhance the fighting power, Li Mu made decisions to be a righteous official, who would serve people and be worshipped by the people.
Even thinking about it was enough to make him so happy.
"Come people. Hold court trial. Hold court trial!"
Official Li couldn't wait to stride towards the court of the front office.
"Hey? Childe. Wait a minute. You seem to have forgotten to change to the official clothes..." Qingfeng chased him up and said breathlessly.
The little fellow was a little haggard.
Since they came to Taibai County, Qingfeng had a feeling of being both his childe's father and mother.
At the backyard garden, the little girl Mingyue was holding a net to catch cicadas. She was stunned when she heard the thunderous drums. But she immediately became really excited because she realized that they were going to deal with a lawsuit if someone hit the drum. Wow-ha, Didn't mean that there would be a good show?
She opened her mouth, swallowed a cicada lying on the trunk and chewed it with relish.
Her lighting-like behaviour was too fast to be observed by any human eyes.
It seemed that she was not a normal human being.
"Hold court trial... You Majesty..."
Six guards stood loosely on both sides, holding the baton to the ground, weakly shouting "your majesty".
The courtroom seemed to become a little solemn and formal.
Li Mu was sitting on the courtyard in high spirits.
Li Mu hardly patted the gavel.
"Bring up the plaintiff." Li Mu began to play the role of a judge quickly.
One of a government servant next to him hesitated for a moment, looking strange, then he walked towards Li Mu, coughed in a low voice and said, "Sir, the private adviser is not here, so nobody can record. We can not deal with the case now..."
"Then, where is the private adviser? Why is he not coming? "
"Ah...The private adviser is not feeling well, and he called for sickness a few days before."
"Why did not I know that?"
The servant's look was even more strange, and he said, "the private adviser had come to you and asked for sick leave for three or four times in person. But Your Excellency refused to meet him."
Li Mu felt embarrassed and blushed.
It turned out I should blame myself for this.
Then what could he do?
Just at that time, the little boy Qingfeng came here breathlessly to bring Li Mu his official outfit, which made Li Mu very excited, and Li Mu said, "Come here, little fellow, you will act as my private adviser for a while, and record the case over there..." Li Mu pointed out the position next to him.
"Ah? My childe...Is this inappropriate?" Qingfeng was very confused.
Li Muyi smiled and said: "Why is not appropriate? I am the only one who can decide whether it is suitable or not."
"Oh." the little boy surely could not argue with his childe, but Qingfeng held his official clothes up and said, "My childe. You'd better put on those clothes first."
Li Mu said, "But I am wearing something now."
"You should wear an official suit when dealing with a lawsuit."
"Those clothes are not comfortable. I do not want to wear. I can decide because I am the county magistrate."
In a moment, the plaintiff was led into the room.
Here came a ten-year-old girl wearing mourning dress with tears in her face, and she supported another seriously injured woman who also wore a mourning dress covered in blood stains. They stumbled into the lobby slowly, leaving bloody footprints behind them.
Why the plaintiff looked so miserable?
Was someone dead?
Li Mu was quite anxious.
"Please show mercy on us, my county magistrate..." The woman threw herself down on her knees, wailing, and some blood came from her mouth. Then she seemed she could not sit steadily, and spitting out more blood from her mouth.
The little girl on the other side was frightened to pale: "Mother. Mother. Please don't frighten me. I don't have grandpa, grandma and daddy any more. Please don't...Mother. Qiner is afraid."
Li Mu was also startled by this situation.
One servant handed him over the appeal with blood on it.
In the past twenty days, Li Mu had a rough understanding of the world's characters, which were quite similar to traditional Chinese characters in ancient official books. After reading their appeal, he could basically know what had happened.
This bullying behaviour of gaining other's legal property by cheating or by force was very common in the earth TVs and novels.
The badly-injured woman Zhang Li in front of the courtroom run a small pharmacy in Taibai County with her husband Zhang Sheng, her mother-in-law and father-in-law. Their business went really well because they did not cheat anyone and their products were inexpensive but with good quality, which was regarded as a fierce competitor by the No. one pharmaceutical company Shencao Tang, so they found a reason to purchase the small pharmacy by force but their given price was less than one-tenth its actual value. Therefore, her father-in-law refused their request and was beaten to death. Her husband and mother-in-law were so angered by their behaviour and also argued with them, but unfortunately, they were also beaten and seriously injured. Soon, both of them lost their lives. Then, the poor young woman Zhang Li and her daughter Xiao Qin had no one to rely on and were driven out of their drugstore...