1278 I Want to Make You Stay 156
Wu Pingyang thought that it was inconvenient because of how late it was. "Can you take me there tomorrow, then?"
Fan Shixin answered calmly, "We'll talk about it again next time."
Sensing that he was brushing her off, Wu Pingyang felt a little disgruntled. She did not dare to ask him about his salary either. She picked up the teacup and took a few sips of water before asking, "Why are you home so late? Where did you go?"
"I had something important to do. I'll be very busy in the next few days, so I won't be able to accompany you much."
A sullen expression formed on Wu Pingyang's face immediately. However, she tried her best to pretend to be understanding and said, "It's alright, work comes first."
After a while, Fan Shixin noticed that it was getting late and thus said, "I'll send you home now."
"Can I not leave yet? I want to stay with you."
Fan Shixin teased, "Aren't you afraid that I would do something bad to you?"
Pouting her lips, Wu Pingyang said, "I know you won't do that."
He smiled and said, "There's a bed here. It's not too big so you'll have to make do."
"You can always sleep on the couch."
Fan Shixin was speechless.
She chuckled and said, "I was just kidding. Were you frightened? You don't have to send me home. I drove here."
Fan Shixin nonetheless sent her to the entrance and watched her get inside the car.
He Yi really showed up again the next morning.
Staring at He Yi calmly, Fan Shixin asked, "Mr. He, what brings you here?"
"I have something important to talk to your Young Sir and Young Madam about. Please help me inform them."
"Please give me a moment." He closed the door and turned around to send An Xiaoning a text message.
As soon as he did, An Xiaoning walked toward the balcony on the second floor and waved at him, signaling for him to bring He Yi in.
He Yi was thus brought to the living room, where he waited for ten minutes before An Xiaoning finally arrived downstairs.
She was dressed in a white long-sleeved shirt and a blue rag-cloth skirt.
"What brings you here bright and early in the morning?"
"You just have to answer my question," she said haughtily, clearly intolerant of him.
"Ms. An, you're still as domineering as ever."
"Mr. He, why are you always evading my questions? Is it that fun?" She took the glass of warm water from Auntie Chen and took a few sips before placing it onto the table. She glanced at him.
"I'm here to invite you to meet someone."
"You'll… know when you get there."
"Nah, I'm not going," she refused straightforwardly.
"Ms. An, it's really someone important," He Yi said, trying to persuade her further.
"Since he's very important, get him to come and see me instead. However, if you're just cooking up stories, I suggest you stop playing such retarded games."
He Yi felt his heart skip a beat, and he felt as if An Xiaoning was boring a hole through him with her intense gaze.
He began to feel flustered.
After clearing his throat, He Yi stood up and walked toward An Xiaoning. "There's a strand of white hair on your head…"
An Xiaoning could no longer tolerate it. She lifted her leg and pressed it down on his, "Do you really think it's that easy to pluck my hair?"
Shocked out of his senses, He Yi stared at An Xiaoning and spluttered, "I just…"
An Xiaoning snapped, "You just what? Drop the act. I've seen enough of your pretense. Your accomplices in Mo Sha have already been arrested and detained in the police station. This time, you've really sent yourself to the lion's den."
He asked, "What… what do you mean?"
"Shixin, what are you waiting for? Grab him," An Xiaoning ordered. Just as Fan Shixin was about to hold him down, He Yi whipped out a knife unexpectedly. Upon the sight of what he was doing, An Xiaoning grabbed the cup on the table and threw it at He Yi, striking him on his head. He Yi stumbled backward before regaining his balance. By the time he did so, An Xiaoning had already shot him twice in his legs.
Fan Shixin snatched the knife away from him and pinned him onto the ground.
An Xiaoning walked toward the door and whistled, after which the bodyguards rushed in.
A few minutes later, An Xiaoning stared at He Yi with a straight face and said, "I already smelled a rat when you said those things to me and Qingyan yesterday, so I had a GPS tracker planted in your car. We tailed you all the way to Mo Sha District and arrested those people. I've long expected that you'd come forth again to look me up. That's why I've already prepared myself beforehand. He Yi, I won't spare you just because you're Qingyan's former classmate. I won't ask you for the reason either because I already understand quite a bit about the situation. I'll never spare anyone who tries to harm me."
He Yi's forehead creased into a frown. He retorted vehemently, "Do you have any concrete evidence? An Xiaoning, I've never expected you to be such a person."
"I don't need you to define what kind of a person I am. However, I know clearly what kind of a person you are." She then said to Fan Shixin, "Lock him up and take his mobile phone."
"Yes, Young Madam."
"An Xiaoning, how dare you do this to our nation's citizen. You shall die a horrible death. Hurry and let me go!"
"Shut up! Do you think I won't shove you into a pit of feces?" Xiao Huang rebuked.
"Young Madam, what should we do with him? Should we send him to the police station too?"
"Just lock him up for the time being. We'll talk about it again another time. I've already discussed this with your Young Sir last night, and he suggests that we observe the situation quietly," An Xiaoning said while rubbing her temples.
"Alright, I'll run a background check on the Donggong family now."
In reality, the discussion between An Xiaoning and Jin Qingyan last night revolved around the same question.
Just what was their motive?
There had to be a reason.
I've never had a feud with the Donggong family. Neither Qingyan nor I even know who Donggong Lianzhi is. Even if he or she wants to take revenge, there had to be a reason.
An Xiaoning headed upstairs again.
Jin Qingyan was still deep in his sleep. An Xiaoning sat on the bed and removed her mobile phone from the charger before unlocking it.
As soon as she did, she received a text message all of a sudden.
An Xiaoning opened her eyes slowly while staring at the content.
It read: "Dear valued user, you have received a new text message at 06:23 am. Please tap to open and read the message."
She tapped on the link, after which a webpage was launched.
It was a message from an unsaved number.
"Long time no see."
An Xiaoning checked the area code to discover that it was from Qingping in R Nation.