1054 She will never find happiness with you.
He clenched his other fist as he stared at the other man as if he were looking at a corpse.
Gradually, Fu Mingxuan's breath got more ragged.
By then, a touch of panic had appeared on his face.
"J-Ji… Ziming… y-you're… cr-crazy…"
Alas, in the face of his breathless words, the man seemed not to have heard anything and kept gripping his throat tightly.
This went on until—
"What are you doing?! Let go!"
Mu Heng could not believe his eyes. When he had gotten a call from Fu Mingxuan's assistant, he just thought that the two were arguing.
Never did he expect to see this scene when he walked into the office!
Seeing that Ji Ziming was gripping the other's throat tightly, he felt that the man was someone foreign.
At that moment, the man was nothing like his best friend and was more like a demon from the depths of hell as he emanated a murderous aura.
He could not imagine how things would have turned out had he been a step too late. Fu Mingxuan would have probably been strangled to death by the man.
"You've gone insane!"
With much effort, he managed to pry off his best friend's hand from the other's neck.
"Cough, cough, cough!"
Fu Mingxuan coughed and gasped for breath once he broke free from Ji Ziming's grasp.
However, instead of the man gasping for air, Mu Heng was more worried about the other.
"What's gotten into you? Do you know what you're doing?"
His best friend was not in the right state!
Even though the man had always been cold and arrogant to the point that no one dared to mess with him, he knew that the former was not without empathy.
"Return Pei Ge to me." Ji Ziming ignored him as he addressed their childhood friend.
"No way. Ha ha—no way. You killed my child; how could I return her to you? Ha ha ha…"
Mu Heng knitted his brows tightly at Fu Mingxuan's crazed behavior. He was confused by the two, having no idea what they were talking about.
"You two, what are you talking about? What Pei Ge and what child? What's wrong with you guys?"
Not knowing that the woman was missing even now, he stared at the two men in confusion.
"She's my woman—not yours!"
"Ha ha ha! She's carrying my child; how is she not my woman?"
Seemingly following after Ji Ziming, the other man started behaving a little crazily.
He had probably lost it the moment he found out that Pei Ge had lost his child…
Mu Heng froze when he saw how the two men regarded each other with enmity following their words.
Little Chili is Ziming's woman, then who's carrying Mingxuan's child?
When her name popped up in his mind, he only thought it was ridiculous.
She and my best friend are a pair. Besides, they're about to get married; why is Mingxuan suddenly butting in, then?
"Mingxuan, what exactly do you mean? Who did you say has your child?"
He knitted his brows tightly together and dared not let go of his best friend for fear that the two would fight again the moment he did.
"Heh… Who else can it be? Of course, my first love, Pei Ge." As if intentionally, the man uttered these words slowly.
As he did so, he looked at Ji Ziming tauntingly.
"Shut up!" The instant he spoke, Mu Heng nearly failed at holding back his best friend.
"You're kidding, right? The one Pei Ge likes is our dear friend here; how can she… with you…" He automatically refuted. Due to how ridiculous he found this entire situation was, he called the woman's name directly.
"Heh! Who's kidding with whom? Everything I've said is true. Why else would she disappear? Why couldn't he find her?"
Fu Mingxuan's words nearly turned his brain into mush.
He did not understand how this man would get involved with the woman, nor could he fathom why she would suddenly disappear!
"What's going on? Ziming, did something happen to Ge Ge?"
Could it be that she found out about my best friend and Qiao Jingyun?!
"…Mingxuan, return her to me…" Ji Ziming merely continued staring intently at his childhood friend and seemed to have not heard Mu Heng's question.
"I'm not backing down. I used to think that she'd be happy with you, but looking back, I was completely wrong. She'd never find happiness with you!" At his insistence, the other man laughed coldly as his eyes became filled with mockery. "You've only ever brought her pain and never happiness. This time, I'm not letting go, nor am I giving her up to you."
A cold glare came from Ji Ziming immediately after the other said that.
He stared intently at him, and if his glare could kill, the latter would probably be dead by now.
"Don't think that you can hurt her just because she loves you. Now, she doesn't intend to love you anymore, or else she won't be hiding from you."
The latter was unbothered by his glare, though, and just kept mocking him while looking him straight in the eye.
"You still haven't found her, have you?"
At sarcastic words, the other two men's expressions sank.
"Mingxuan, what exactly are you saying? The one she likes has always been Ziming—not you. What's wrong with you? It's not right to do what you're doing. We're all brothers—"
The other cut him off before he could finish speaking.
"'Not right'? 'Brothers'?" The man curled his lips into a sarcastic smile. "The moment he ruined my confession to Ge Ge, we were no longer brothers."