After accompanying Lu Jinnian for the entire night, the a.s.sistant started to doze off while standing against the wall. When he saw Lu Jinnian suddenly leave the balcony, he woke up instantly. "Mr. Lu, where are you going?"
Lu Jinnian ignored him, taking large strides towards the door to the staircase.
The a.s.sistant followed closely behind, asking once more, "Mr. Lu, what are you going to do?"
Lu Jinnian had waited sixteen hours for her, but she didn't turn up, so now, he was going to find her.
If she wasn't willing to forgive him, that was the end and they would become strangers again, but he wanted to fight one more time. If the outcome was disastrous, he would accept it.
His a.s.sistant hesitated slightly before asking, "But, Mr. Lu, do you know where Miss Qiao is right now?"
Lu Jinnian moved his lips but nothing came out. When the elevator reached the first floor, he walked out swiftly.
One he was out of Lijing Pavilion, Lu Jinnian walked to his car. His a.s.sistant reached for the back seat's door out of habit, but Lu Jinnian said faintly, "I'll drive." Turning to the other side, he pulled open the car door to sit in the drivers seat.
The moment his a.s.sistant sat down, he slammed onto the accelerator, flying forward.
Lu Jinnian sped the entire ride, but just as his a.s.sistant had said, he had no idea where she was. Beijing was a big city filled with people, so how was he supposed to find her...
But even if he couldn't find her, he was still bent on doing so. He first went back to Ming Zhu Garden then Huan Ying Entertainment, but Qiao Anhao was nowhere in sight. He then drove to the mall that she frequented, the coffee shop, the supermarket, the restaurant...
Ever since yesterday, Lu Jinnian hadn't eaten or slept, but he couldn't seem to feel his exhaustion as he went around Beijing, trying to finding her. In the end, he went to Zhao Meng's house before going to a few other of Qiao Anhao's friends houses. In an urgent and pleading tone, he had continuously nagged at them, to please inform him if they learned of where she was. After making them save his name, he had even given them his namecard.
In the end, he headed to Qiao Enterprise helplessly.
Qiao Anhao was in a critical condition after hitting her head. The Qiao parents, Qiao Anxia, and Xu Jiamu didn't sleep the entire night, waiting anxiously outside the operating room.
Only at 1 pm in the afternoon did her condition finally stabilize, but she was still in a coma.
Qiao Anxia had a meeting at 3 pm, but since she didn't sleep the entire night, her skin looked pale and sickly and she piled on a thick layer of makeup. Grabbing her doc.u.ments, she was about to enter the meeting room when her office phone suddenly rang.
It was a call from the front desk. "Miss Qiao, there's a Mr Lu here that wants to see you."
Qiao Anxia didn't know many people with the "Lu" surname, the only one seemed to be Lu Jinnian.
But then moment she thought of him, she laughed self-deprecatingly, why would Lu Jinnian look for her?
Decisively, she replied, "I'm having a meeting now, get him to leave his contacts."