1362 I Only Want You 60
She stepped out of the entrance. Just as she was about to go to Long Xiaoxi's home, Jin Rongyan happened to exit from there.
Upon the sight of her, he greeted, "Yuechan."
"Rongyan, I was looking for you."
"Me? Why were you looking for me?" Jin Rongyan asked in puzzlement.
"I was going to ask to play with you."
"I don't think we can. I'm going home to ask Brother along to go snow skiing."
Wen Yuechan hurriedly said, "I want to go snow skiing too, can you bring me along?"
Jin Rongyan was put in a spot, because Long Xiaoxi was the one who suggested that they go snow skiing, and he too was well aware that Long Xiaoxi detested Wen Yuechan.
"Um… Yuechan, I don't think you can come along."
Wen Yuechan nodded and left dejectedly.
Without further ado, Jin Rongyan returned home to invite his brother.
After Jin Rongyan pleaded with Jin Qingyan, he finally allowed Jin Yiheng, who was initially grounded, to go out and play.
Long Tianze and Mei Yangyang brought the children to the ski resort.
It was right in the city.
All the other children were present too, including Zhong Minhe.
While they were out for a joyous day of fun, Wen Yuechan was facing the music at home.
"Just what's going on with you? Even a chubby girl like Long Xiaoxi can make that rascal Jin Yiheng fancy her. You're so much slimmer and prettier than her, so why can't you do it? I don't think there's hope for you anymore, now that Jin Yiheng's father has already said such words. Both Jin Yiheng and his father dislike you, you can probably never step inside their house again."
Wen Yuechan knelt on the cold, hard ground with her head hung low, not uttering a single word at all.
Greatly infuriated at the possibility of her plan going to dust, Mrs. Wen hollered, "You were so close to him, why did you fail to grasp the opportunity? You must have peanuts for brains!"
"Mother, Yiheng no longer wants to play with me because of Long Xiaoxi. Even Rongyan doesn't look me up anymore. How can you blame me for that? Yiheng's parents are fond of Xiaoxi, simply because they're close friends with Xiaoxi's parents. If I were to be their daughter, Yiheng will definitely fancy me."
"Are they going to go snow skiing?"
"Yes, that's what they said."
"Did they mention which ski resort they would be going to?"
Shaking her head, Wen Yuechan answered, "No."
Mrs. Wen barked, "You'd better be obedient and stay home. You're not allowed to go anywhere at all!"
Noticing that her mother had gotten changed and was about to go out, Wen Yuechan asked, "Mommy, where are you going?"
"Out for a stroll."
Mrs. Wen slammed the door shut with a loud thud. Wen Yuechan got up onto her feet and walked toward the balcony to see using her binoculars her mother exiting from the house.
She then proceeded to watch some cartoons and animated films.
To Wen Yuechan's surprise, Mrs. Wen returned home covered in snow, her face as pale as a sheet. Upon seeing Wen Yuechan, she gave her a tight slap across her face, causing her to bawl loudly in fear and puzzlement.
"You dimwit. How did I give birth to such a stupid daughter like you?"
Clutching her face in pain, Wen Yuechan looked at her quietly while tears streamed down her face uncontrollably.
Mrs. Wen poured herself a cup of tea and downed it before saying solemnly, "I was trying to find a chance to take that chubby girl away, yet I ended up slipping and falling several times."
"Mommy, where are you taking Long Xiaoxi to?"
"With her around, the Jin family sons will never notice you. It's easier to get rid of her now that she's young. I've decided to take the risk for the sake of your future."
Having understood what she meant, Wen Yuechan frantically said, "Mother, you're not thinking of killing her, are you? Teacher said that you'll have to face a death penalty for murder."
Mrs. Wen ignored her words. She initially thought that it wouldn't be too late to let her daughter get closer to them when she was older. However, after hearing that Jin Yiheng and Jin Rongyan were starting to dislike Wen Yuechan and avoiding playing with her, she decided not to let the opportunity slip. At the thought of the Jin family's wealth, she pushed the tea aside and chugged a few glasses of liquor in one go.
"Why would I kill her? I won't."
Wen Yuechan felt a huge sense of relief after hearing her words.
On the following night, Jin Yiheng actually took the initiative to look her up out of the blue.
She was initially rather surprised and happy. However, Jin Yiheng turned out to be asking about Long Xiaoxi. She shook her head and answered, "No, I've been staying home to watch television all day."
Jin Yiheng turned around and scurried away.
Has Long Xiaoxi gone missing? Wen Yuechan wondered to herself.
She grabbed a torchlight and exited.
As soon as she stepped out of the corridor, she was attacked by the sudden biting cold of the snow.
Wen Yuechan stepped onto the pile of snow and began walking to Long Xiaoxi's home.
The door was left ajar, and the lights were brightly lit. She stuck her head inside to see that there were lots of people.
When Jin Rongyan exited, Wen Yuechan grabbed his arm and asked, "Yiheng was asking me if I had seen Long Xiaoxi just now. What happened to Long Xiaoxi?"
"Xiaoxi has gone missing," said Jin Rongyan.
"Missing? Where did she go?"
"I don't know, we just can't find her," said Jin Rongyan, who hurriedly ran back home again.
Wen Yuechan stood rooted to the ground. Reminded of the fact that her mother had been out all day, she turned around and ran home.
She then called her mother using the telephone.
Mrs. Wen picked up very quickly.
"Mommy, where are you now?"
"Having a meal outside. Have you eaten?"
"I've had some bread. When will you be home?"
Wen Yuechan asked, "Mommy, did you see Xiaoxi today?"
Wen Yuechan had no choice but to wait for her mother to come home.
Meanwhile, the Long family was filled with panic and anxiety.
Ever since Mei Shuangshuang and her boyfriend, Xiaozong, abducted Long Xiaoxi for money, Long Tianze and Mei Yangyang had been paying attention to the safety of the two children. Whenever they were out, the pair would definitely ensure that the children were within sight. However, they wouldn't keep such a close eye on them whenever they were just at home or around the estate.
Yet, the children had gone missing in the safest place!
There were undoubtedly lots of surveillance cameras around in the estate.
Hence, the moment they discovered that Long Xiaoxi had gone missing, the first thing they did was to check the surveillance camera footage.
Fifteen minutes had passed, and the surveillance cameras had managed to capture Long Xiaoxi.
Long Xiaoxi was seen being stopped in her tracks by a woman who was holding onto a red umbrella when she was about to go opposite. They could tell that it was a woman from the way she was dressed. However, her face was concealed well and the surveillance cameras could not capture her features. However, it seemed that Long Xiaoxi clearly knew who this woman was. Otherwise, she wouldn't have bothered to run toward the woman.
She even spoke to the woman for a while before leaving with her.
Mei Yangyang and Long Tianze knew their daughter too well.
Although Long Xiaoxi was young, she wouldn't leave with a stranger.