Xiang Nan looked at Su Ran, one of the three treasures of the Iron and Steel Continent, with astonishment.
In the blink of an eye, Su Ran saw Xiang Nan's face clearly and immediately frowned, "Is that you?"
Xiang Nan laughed self-deprecatingly, "It is truly fortunate for a punk like me to be remembered in the heart by someone as big as you."
"Don't be so glib!" Su Ran frowned and said, "Do you want to help me or not? If you don't, just leave me here."
Xiang Nan glanced at her feet and found that her right ankle was swollen, so he squatted down to treat her injuries.
Unexpectedly, Su Ran suddenly shrank his foot and warned, "What are you doing!"
Xiang Nan sighed and said, "I'll set your bones! What are you doing? What else can I do?"
"You still know how to set bones?" Su Ran asked curiously.
Xiang Nan shook his head. He grabbed Su Ran's ankle with his left hand and placed the roasted chicken on the snow with his right hand. Then, he grabbed his neck and said, "I'll count to three. I'll be right here for you. It might hurt a little. You can endure it."
Su Ran cried out in pain and quickly covered her mouth.
"Why didn't you keep your word!" Su Ran whispered angrily.
Xiang Nan picked up the roasted chicken and said, "Try and see if you can walk."
"No." Su Ran tried to take two steps, his face pale with pain.
Xiang Nan shook his head and said, "I'm going to help you. Don't think that I'm trying to take advantage of you anymore."
With that, he held the roasted chicken in his left hand and pulled Su Ran's arm over with his right hand, helping her limp along the road.
"It hurts! It hurts!" Su Ran was sweating profusely in pain.
"Then what should we do?" "Where are your guards?" Xiang Nan said helplessly.
Su Ran said unhappily, "I asked them to take a dancer out. I asked the dancer to pretend to be me. I slipped through the back door and met them outside."
Xiang Nan said, "I was trying to help you out with good intentions, but you didn't give me a good look. Alright, take your time and I won't accompany you."
After Xiang Nan finished speaking, he carried the roasted chicken and was about to leave.
"How come you don't have any sympathy!" Su Ran was so anxious that cold sweat poured down his face. On the other side, the entrance to the arena had already caused a sensation. It was possible that the commoners had already discovered the fake Su Ran.
"Hurry up, hurry up and take me away. Otherwise, it will be too late." Su Ran was anxious to get angry.
Xiang Nan frowned, strode over, picked up Su Ran, stuffed the roasted chicken into her hand, and quickly walked towards the opposite street.
Su Ran pushed Xiang Nan's shoulder and said, "Hey, put me down. How can you be unreasonable?"
"Be honest!" Xiang Nan said angrily, "Why are you such a difficult woman to serve? You can't do this either. If you act recklessly, be careful of me touching your butt!"
"You dare!" Su Ran stared.
"See if I dare! Just try! I'm a gangster, what am I afraid of?" Xiang Nan gritted his teeth and said.
Su Ran was really scared. She was so scared that she whispered, "Don't act recklessly. I have many experts protecting me. If you act recklessly, I'll let them beat you to death."
His words were quite vicious, but his tone was getting weaker and weaker.
Xiang Nan was too lazy to waste time talking to such a spoiled person. He just silently lowered his head and rushed forward.
Su Ran tilted her head and looked at Xiang Nan's face.
Yesterday, she thought that this young man was just a shameless gangster, but today, he didn't do anything out of line and even took the initiative to help her.
Could it be that he had misunderstood him?
Pacha, pacha …
A soft chewing sound came from behind him.
"What are you doing!" Xiang Nan suddenly turned around and glared at Su Ran.
Su Ran was shocked. She stared blankly at Xiang Nan with a chicken wing stuffed in her mouth. She whispered, "Nothing, nothing."
"That's my roasted chicken!" Xiang Nan said angrily.
"I know, but I'm hungry," Su Ran said as she waited for her big eyes to flash.
Xiang Nan was so angry that he said as he walked, "Do you know how long I waited in line to buy this roasted chicken? Why didn't you ask your master and eat it yourself?"
Su Ran frowned and said, "You stubborn man, why are you so cautious? Eating your chicken wings isn't eating your arms. You deserve to … Puchi …"
As Su Ran spoke, she was amused by her words.
Xiang Nan did not know what to say, but shook his head.
Today was the day he lost! After filming the team for a night in vain, how should I explain to Miss Ruyan when I return later?
The thought of Huangpu Ruyan still starving and waiting for her roasted chicken at home infuriated Xiang Nan.
"Are you angry?" Su Ran tilted her head and whispered to Xiang Nan, "I'm sorry, I didn't know you were so poor. How about this, I'll buy a hundred roasted chickens for you tomorrow."
Xiang Nan was angry and didn't say anything.
Then Su Ran said, "Otherwise, I'll give you a thousand gold coins and buy ten thousand roasted chickens."
Xiang Nan remained silent.
Then Su Ran was anxious, "How can you forgive me?"
Xiang Nan said, "Don't you know some martial arts? Why did you suddenly sprain your ankle?"
Hearing this, Su Ran became excited, "Did you see my battle in the arena? Isn't it wonderful?"
Xiang Nan said, "Wonderful."
"That's." Su Ran said happily, "I have been practicing using combat puppets since I was a child. I am incomparably proficient in all kinds of formations on puppets."
"However, I have never cultivated martial arts. I only know how to control puppets."
"No wonder" Xiang Nan nodded silently.
Afterwards, the two of them were speechless again.
In the snow and ice, Xiang Nan walked with a deep foot. There were no pedestrians in this alley, and everyone nearby was crowded on the arena far behind him.
Looking at the snowstorm that filled the sky, a memory that shouldn't have belonged to him appeared in Xiang Nan's heart.
That was when the real Xiang Nan was a child. At that time, the Xiang Clan had just declined, their houses were in ruins, and there was only an old butler in the courtyard.
In the twelfth month of the tenth winter, heavy snow fell, and wind leaked everywhere on the roof, causing the young Xiang Nan to be unable to fall asleep.
Mother hugged Xiang Nan in her arms, while looking at the snow outside the window, she hummed a song to Xiang Nan and coaxed him to sleep.
Those days were tough. The clansmen defected, the Wang Clan suppressed, and the Xiang Clan's grandfather and grandson couldn't see any hope.
However, on such a cold night, her mother's gentle ballad had become everything in Xiang Nan's small world.
That memory made Xiang Nan feel extremely warm. He had never seen his mother before, but the real Xiang Nan's mother had played a substitute role in his heart.
Uncontrollably, Xiang Nan's heart melted, and his eyes turned red as he softly hummed the song.
There were even some words that he had forgotten, but he vaguely remembered the general melody.
Su Ran lay on Xiang Nan's back and could hear his powerful heartbeat through Xiang Nan's thin shirt.
Following Xiang Nan's song, Su Ran narrowed her eyes and gradually fell asleep.
"It would be great if I didn't have so much hatred and responsibility. It would be great if I could stay by my parents' side and perform my duty of loyalty and filial piety on behalf of Xiang Nan and his two elders."
Only after experiencing pain and suffering could he say such a sentence that touched the hearts of others.
While Su Ran was sleeping, she vaguely heard Xiang Nan muttering to herself. She did not know what she had dreamed of, and sparkling tears rolled down from the corner of her eyes.
After an unknown amount of time, Xiang Nan shook Su Ran awake and pointed at the row of guards in front of him, saying, "Your men are here to pick you up."
Su Ran rubbed her eyes and immediately ran towards the guards happily.
Those guards rushed forward like flying, immediately protecting Su Ran and looking at Xiang Nan with vigilance.
Su Ran was stunned. Suddenly, he found that he was still holding a roasted chicken in his hand. He hurriedly turned around and said, "Ah, yours …"
But she didn't finish her sentence.
Xiang Nan had already walked far. In the endless snow, strands of faint lights pulled Xiang Nan's back very, very long.
Su Ran stared blankly at Xiang Nan's back, and it was as if the song that Xiang Nan had hummed before had resounded in his ears.
"Miss Su Ran, who is that?" A guard approached and said respectfully.
Su Ran held the roasted chicken and said, "I don't know, maybe it's just an admirer trying to get close to me."
In the distance, Xiang Nan heard these words, but he did not react at all.