I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 49
Translated by ShainaG Translations
“How did you do it?”
“It’s very simple. Poke it inside and when you feel the position of the marbles, fiddle with the harder marbles, and when all of those marbles are flattened then you’re done.”
Xie Xuanchen fiddled around for a long time, but nothing happened. He was very confused and asked, “There are so many beads in it, which ones do I fiddle with?”
“The ones that are harder and stronger.”
Stronger? What kind of a description is this? Xie Xuanchen tried for a long time, but still felt that all the beads were the same. If Xie Xuanchen hadn’t seen it with his own eyes, he would have suspected that Mu Mingtang was playing with him. Xie Xuanchen tried for a long time, and all attempts were a failure. He handed the gold wire to Mu Mingtang and stared at her closely: “Do it again.”
“Oh.” Mu Mingtang replied, she was about to move the cuff that was on the bed. Xie Xuanchen stopped her suddenly and stretched out his other hand: “Try this.”
Mu Mingtang had no opinion about this. Both of the cores to the lock were different as expected, and the inner structure was very complicated. Mu Mingtang slowly flicked the marbles and she took note of the positions of several marbles. In the end, he didn’t know where she touched, but he heard a slight click again.
Needless for Mu Mingtang to say this time, Xie Xuanchen also felt the lock open. He broke away the cuff and was left speechless for a moment.
Xie Xuanchen didn’t speak, and Mu Mingtang didn’t dare to say anything. After a while, she defended herself in a low voice: “It really is my first time unlocking a lock for someone. I’ve never tried it before.”
Mu Mingtang originally meant to explain herself, but Xie Xuanchen’s thoughts got even more complicated as he listened to her. He sighed and asked suddenly: “What did your family do for a living before?”
“Antiques. Vases, porcelains, calligraphies and paintings, they were involved in all of these.”
“Then how did you know how to pick the lock?”
“I learned this from a thief during my journey on the road.”
She learned this from a thief during her journey, she wasn’t even taught since young. Xie Xuanchen sighed and completely gave up to challenge Mu Mingtang.
“All right, follow your gut feeling and open the other two.”
After Mu Mingtang opened the lock, she stood at the foot of the bed and looked at Xie Xuanchen, but she suddenly didn’t dare to speak. The two of them were silent for a long time, and finally Mu Mingtang whispered, “My lord, it’s unlocked, do you want to get up and walk?
This pair of handcuffs was a devil that he was so worried about when he was in a coma, but at this moment, Xie Xuanchen suddenly didn’t dare to move. Mu Mingtang stood by and watched him quietly. After a while, she smiled and said: “I’m too careless. You’ve been ill for such a long time, I should let you recover slowly. How can I be in such a hurry? I’m not a doctor, whatever I just said just now was all invalid, my lord, don’t take it to heart.”
Mu Mingtang didn’t even finish her sentence, when she saw Xie Xuanchen pushing himself up from the bed, he was about to stand up. Mu Mingtang was shocked, and hurriedly went to help him, but was pushed away by Xie Xuanchen: “I don’t need it.”
Xie Xuanchen only woke up not too long ago, just standing almost drained all of his energy. But he insisted on not letting Mu Mingtang help him. He sat on the edge of the bed for a long time and tried several attempts to leave the bed.
The moment he managed to stand firmly, his body was already shaking, Mu Mingtang hurried forward to support him. With her support, Xie Xuanchen only managed to take two steps forward, after that, he was too weak to move any further. Mu Mingtang quickly helped him back and covered him with a blanket: “My lord, it’s okay, take your time.”
Xie Xuanchen had been in a coma for too long, even if there wasn’t an issue with his limbs, he already felt weak after taking two steps now. Mu Mingtang got him some water and helped feed the water carefully to him: “You just woke up, your body is too weak now, that’s why you don’t have much strength. Just rest for a while more, you’ll recover. The chain is unlocked now anyway, we have plenty of time to work on it.”
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