914 I have learned of your wrongdoings.
"That year, on top of your big uncle dying from an accident, his company also went bankrupt. It incurred a lot of debts that their house needed to be sold. That d*rn lass couldn't take it and willfully ran away from home."
Talking about this, Liu Yan pursed her lips in disdain.
"In my opinion, what that d*arn lass couldn't accept is not your big uncle dying but knowing that she'd have a tough life from then on. I think that that's why she broke down."
Pei Shishi paid no heed to her mother's words.
Despite her disliking Pei Ge, she knew that the reason the latter was so worked up was that she had a close relationship with her father.
"Come to think of it, your big uncle was truly unfortunate to die at such a young age. When that father-daughter pair met an accident, it caused quite a stir. After your he got hit by the car, the driver fled the scene; it's because he wasn't sent to the hospital in time that he passed away. Your cousin was luckier. She got into an accident at such a deserted place, but someone still found her and called for help…"
As Liu Yan narrated the incident, unbeknown to her, her daughter's beautiful, sharp face was flushed white.
Her eyes were filled with guilt and panic.
"To be honest, that d*rn lass is still blaming us for pocketing the money from their house's sale. Doesn't she know that it's not easy to sell a house? We were so busy settling the matters for their family. What's wrong with getting paid for the hard work? Does she really need to hold a grudge?"
Noticing that her mother had drifted off the topic, Pei Shishi soothed her emotions before she interrupted gently, "Mom, where did my cousin get into an accident? Was there anything odd about it?"
"Anything odd?" Liu Yan furrowed her brows as she tried to recall that incident. "If there's something odd, it would be that the place which that d*rn lass was discovered was really far. Although she willfully ran off on her own, she didn't bring any money with her, so how could she run off to such a far suburb?"
Pei Shishi got this feeling that there were hidden truths behind that incident.
"Also, her clothes were so dirty. I even remember the doctor saying that your cousin got run down twice on purpose. She's fortunate that she didn't become handicapped despite being run down twice, and except for some blood clots in her head, which resulted in her losing some of her memory, she got no life-threatening injuries."
"Run down twice?! On purpose?!" When she heard of this, Pei Shishi could not sit still and exclaimed.
That was because this incident was too ludicrous!
"Your cousin was only thirteen or fourteen years old that year, I think. Why would she be run down so badly?"
There was something fishy about this matter. It was as if Pei Ge had gotten on someone's bad side for her to be hit by a car twice.
"We don't know about this. Although the police were involved, the place where she had that accident was very deserted. There were no traffic lights, let alone CCTV. Since nothing much happened to her, the case was left unsettled."
Pei Shishi's brows were tightly knitted together as she pondered on what was wrong about the matter.
"Where was the place which Pei Ge met the accident?"
"Many years have passed, so I can't recall exactly where it was, but I know that that place had many balsam trees."
Her eyes flashed. Without knowing why, she felt that this piece of information was very crucial!
"Anyway, why are you suddenly asking me about all this?"
Only after she was done talking did Liu Yan remember to ask her daughter this.
"Nothing. I just happened to think of it so I asked."
She smiled and retreated to her room.
She carried the lightweight laptop and sat on the plush big bed. She turned it on and began surfing the net.
Rather than saying that she was surfing the net, it would be more accurate to say that she was researching.
As her fingers clicked on the keyboard nonstop, the screen quickly showed the information that she was looking for.
She did not expect that, when she entered the date of Pei Ge's accident, the search results would show…
[Heir of the Ji Group was successfully rescued after being kidnapped for six hours!]
[All the police in the capital were mobilized for six hours! Heir of the Ji Group escaped on his own!]
[A battle of wits and strength for six hours! The Ji Group's little prince thwarted his kidnappers!]
"Ah!" She could not help but exclaim when she saw that the top search results were all related to Ji Ziming. Her eyes were then filled with astonishment and confusion.
"Could it be…"
She suddenly had an absurd thought.
Could it be that Pei Ge was kidnapped together with Ji Ziming when she went missing?!
How was that possible?! What is his status! How could she be kidnapped with him?! That's definitely impossible!
Furthermore, at that time, Qiao Jingyun was the one who got kidnapped with him—no!
Her eyes brightened instantly as she formed a conjecture.
She clicked open the top thread regarding the man's kidnapping incident and started reading it carefully.
When she read about where Ji Ziming got kidnapped, she quickly searched for pictures of that place.
In the end, it turned out to be what she had expected…
That deserted place coincidentally had balsam trees, too!
"He he! How could there be so many coincidences in this world…"
A strange smile appeared on her face as excitement filled her eyes.
"Qiao Jingyun, I can't help but say that you're indeed formidable… I really didn't expect you to be so scheming since you were a child…"
After she said this, she started laughing.
She did not expect that the matter would turn out to be like this.
All of a sudden, she felt that she had discovered the wrongdoings that Qiao Jingyun did not want others to know about.