759 A Million Times for You 121
"Okay then. Help me put it on," she said, extending her wrist.
Jin Qingyan helped her put on the device, which fit perfectly around her wrist.
"Give Yiheng one of these too," said An Xiaoning, who found it to be rather useful.
He smiled and said, "I already have."
Feeling much assured, she said, "Alright, you may leave. I'll drive to Sanqiao Estate now."
She then took out her mask and put it on.
Jin Qingyan got down from the car and waved her goodbye.
She sped out of the garage and drove out of the gate quickly.
Seemingly deep in thought, Fan Shixin asked, "Young Sir, why did Young Madam leave with her luggage?"
"She's moving back to her mansion in Sanqiao Estate."
"I mean, why did you let her go?"
Jin Qingyan looked at him earnestly and said, "She told me that she loves me, and since she loves me, it doesn't matter where she goes."
"Oh? That means you're feeling much more secure now, Young Sir."
"Duh. I've already put the bracelet on her. Instruct someone to keep tabs on her whereabouts and report to me daily."
An Xiaoning arrived at Sanqiao Estate minutes later.
She alighted from the car and pressed the doorbell. Soon after, the door was opened.
No. 5 had come forth to answer the door. His eyes lit up upon the sight of her and he asked, "Is that you, Madam?"
"Of course it's me. Open the gate and let my car pass through."
"Yes, yes." No. 5 immediately did as instructed, overwhelmed with agitation.
An Xiaoning drove inside and opened the trunk, after which No. 5 hurriedly took the luggage out and said, "Madam, for the past few weeks… we haven't been able to contact you and we were all extremely worried about your safety. We were all so anxious."
"I'm fine. Bring the luggage to my room," she said calmly.
She headed inside with her car keys and asked, "How are the rest doing at the hospital?"
"They've all been discharged and they're taking their medicine consistently."
No. 5 walked in front agitatedly and yelled as soon as they entered the living room, "Lads, look who's back."
All of her servants stood up one after another and broke into smiles of joy and surprise. "Madam!" they chorused.
An Xiaoning removed her mask and said, "Not bad, I thought you guys were going to flee after hearing that something had happened to me."
"We wouldn't dare to. Our lives will always belong to you, regardless of whether you're dead or alive," No. 1 answered.
With a nod, she crossed one leg over the other and asked, "I'll be moving back here from now on. How's the construction of the basement going?"
"It's still ongoing, it wasn't affected at all. But, Madam, No. 8's previous master came by several times because the news of your mishap had spread like wildfire and that woman came here with her people. They tried to take No. 8 away forcefully, but we all managed to stop her, fortunately. However, she said that she's going to come again with more people and kill us all," No. 6 explained.
An Xiaoning scoffed and remarked, "If she has the gall, she may try doing that."
"I don't know where she heard it from, but she knew that you were wearing a mask when you went to the hospital previously so she took the chance to… I guess that's the reason," said No. 1.
"There's nothing she can do anyway. No. 8, how's your treatment going?" An Xiaoning asked.
"The doctor said that I'll recover as long as I continue to take his medication regularly. My condition has improved greatly. I can… can get an erection now…" he said awkwardly, feeling shy and embarrassed.
"Continue to take your medicine then, you must recover fully, so as to have a normal sex life. How about the rest of you?" An Xiaoning asked again.
"We're all fine too. No. 3's gastric issues have improved greatly, and No. 12's heart disease and No. 14's asthma have been stabilized. I've fully recovered too. However, No. 4 and No. 13 are suffering from old ailments in their legs, which will take longer to heal."
"Yes, then just keep recuperating. You guys have done a great job tidying the house," said An Xiaoning, scanning her surroundings to see that the floor was squeaky clean.
"We didn't have much to do apart from cleaning the house. So, we split the tasks amongst ourselves every day and started mowing the lawn too. We're planning to grow some natural and organic veggies once Spring arrives. Madam, we really couldn't sleep or eat well when you were not around. We were worried sick about you. We were wondering if the terrorists had taken you away. How did you manage to come back?" asked No. 3.
An Xiaoning explained, "A big hero saved me. I was lucky to have met him; otherwise, you guys wouldn't have seen me again."
"It's all our fault for not following you. From now on, you should bring more bodyguards with you wherever you go, Madam. It's safer that way."
She rested her legs on the coffee table and said, "I don't plan on going out much, for the time being. I'm just going to stay home and rest. I'll assign you to your tasks now."
Everyone hurriedly stood in a single file with their feet apart and placed their hands behind their backs while staring at An Xiaoning attentively.
"Who was in charge of cooking your meals when I wasn't around?"
"When the eight of them were hospitalized, No. 9 was in charge of cooking. After they returned home, No. 13 took over while No. 14 became his assistant. They have both begun trying out new recipes and coming up with innovative dishes that all taste rather delicious."
An Xiaoning nodded and said, "From now on, No. 13 and No. 14 shall be in charge of cooking all our meals, alright?"
"I shall then assign No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, and No. 10 to housekeeping. You four split the chores amongst yourselves and decide who does what, okay?"
The four of them agreed.
"The rest of you, listen up. You shall be in charge of general security. Once the basement is fully constructed, I'll hire a professional coach to train you in various forms of martial arts and skills. Apart from training, you'll have to be on duty or follow me around. May I know which ones among you are better at martial arts?"
"No. 5 and No. 8."
"Yes, they're both more skilled compared to the rest of us."
They began chattering and singing the praises of No. 5 and No. 8.
"Okay then, No. 5 and No. 8, you two shall be my bodyguards and follow me around whenever I'm out. When I'm at home, you may go around helping your peers whenever they need assistance. No. 1, No. 6, No. 7, No. 9, No. 10, and No. 11, the six of you shall split yourselves into two groups of three. Each group will take one shift, be it night or day. You are to guard the entrance, the main gate, as well as my bedroom door. Take turns and sort the shifts out amongst yourselves. That'll be the arrangement for now. When I buy another batch of servants, I'll need you guys to guide them along. On top of that, I'd like to talk about a problem."
An Xiaoning smiled and continued, "Although you have to be on duty, you're still given the rights to look for a girlfriend or get married. You may bring your prospective partners home for me to have a look. It's only human nature, you're allowed to date freely."