Qiao Jian had barely finished talking when Young Master Yan's face turned as black as the bottom of a saucepan.
"Get out." He shot a murderous glare at Qiao Jian and pointed at the door.
Qiao Jian was secretly praising himself for his quick-wittedness when the boss snapped at him in anger. It frightened him out of his wits, and even his facial muscles twitched in shock.
Without a second thought, he spun around and bolted for the door, instantly disappearing like a wisp of smoke.
Yan Rusheng took out his wallet from the drawer and opened it. He retrieved the purple plastic ring.
His gaze landed back on the photo in his wallet. The playful woman was on his back, and she was smiling as happily as a kid.
He stroked the photo tenderly, his mouth twitching. Suddenly, he spoke in a malicious and tyrannical tone, "Stupid woman, I don't care if I have to snatch you away."
The car stopped outside Beautiful Metropolis Hotel, and the valet rushed forward hurriedly to greet them.
Xuxu got down first. The rain hadn't stopped, so she opened an umbrella to support the old madam as she got off the car.
The chauffeur rolled down the window and waved at the valet. "I'll park the car myself."
In order not to hold up the vehicles behind him, he drove away immediately.
All the cars had their headlights on due to the heavy rain. After the chauffeur drove away, Xuxu held onto Wang Daqin as they headed inside together. She gestured at the white car behind them to signal them to stop for a while so that they could cross over.
Without warning, a black car suddenly overtook the white vehicle, and the dazzling headlights shone mercilessly at them. Instinctively, Xuxu used her hand to cover her face.
At this moment, a pair of hands pushed her away forcefully. "Xuxu, get away!"
She propelled forward by a few steps and fell to the ground. Before she had any time to react, an ear-piercing screech filled the air; it was the sound of wheels being rubbed against the ground.
There was a loud bang, and the black car smashed headlong into the hotel's marble pillar.
The scream seemed to pierce through Xuxu's heart, and the echoes lingered on for the longest time.
She spun around wildly and seemed to have entered a nightmare.
The old lady who had always comforted her since she was a kid was lying in a pool of blood. She scrambled to reach her, then gripped her hand and put it on her face. "Grandmother."
Wang Daqin's fingers lightly tapped Xuxu's eyes, and her lips were moving. It seemed that she had something to say.
"Grandmother, this must be a nightmare. It's a nightmare. We're going home, once we get back home, the nightmare will be over."
Xuxu wept as she wrapped her arms around Wang Daqin.
"Miss, the ambulance is here."
Suddenly Xuxu felt that her arms weren't holding anything anymore. She turned to see Grandmother lying on a stretcher.
She was jolted back to her senses. "Grandmother..."
A scream filled with agony and grief penetrated the air, and it seemed to shake the entire capital city as well.
"Grandmother, nothing can happen to you. We're supposed to go on a vacation." Xuxu threw herself at her grandmother and clenched her hand tightly.
She saw that her eyelids were fluttering as she moved her lips. She put her ears close to her mouth. "Grandmother, what do you want to say? I'm here, I'm listening."
Wang Daqin eyelids fluttered for the last time before closing peacefully, as if all had been settled.
Xuxu didn't let go of Wang Daqin's cold and frigid hands. No matter what anyone said, she couldn't take in a word.
The doctors wanted to cover the old madam with a white cloth, but she didn't allow them to.
She knelt beside the bed, and her tears were gushing out endlessly like a spring.