Chapter 318: Nightmare
Translator: Lonelytree Editor: Millman97
Xinghe raised her eyes and the man felt exposed - like she was seeing into his soul.
"Am I wrong?"
The man narrowed his eyes. "I'm impressed. You are not only brave in the face of death but also have quite a mouth on you!"
However, the scariest thing was she had the perceptive mind to back her words up, she wasn't just prattling on out of fear. In just a few exchanges, she had read his personality. He had to admit, this woman was something else, which made it even harder for him to believe the thing was not with her.
The man took a short step forward and aimed the gun at her forehead.
His voice made Xinghe's skin crawl. "I will ask you one more time, where is the thing?"
Xinghe looked into his face. At this close proximity, she finally got a clear view of her abductor. The man was tall, fit, and was blessed with perfect features.
His looks could rival Mubai's, but the biggest difference between the two was their eyes.
Mubai's eyes were always calm and focused. They spoke of self-assurance that could accommodate the whole world. In contrast, this man's eyes kept darting around alertly. They spoke of deep rooted paranoia. Xinghe knew this kind of person was mostly cold-blooded and would do anything to achieve their goal.
Xinghe gave him a slow once-over, before adding, "Before you kill me, shouldn't you at least tell me your name? At least let me who shall I haunt after I die."
The man smiled chillingly. "Looks like you're prepared to die by my hands."
"Is there another choice?"
"Very well, then I shall fulfill your wish!" The man pulled on the trigger.
"You still haven't given me your name." Even at a time like this, Xinghe was scarily composed.
He answered, "You don't deserve to know my name!"
A gunshot rang in the silence of the night!
Mubai woke up from his nightmare, breaking with cold sweat. He looked around a bit confusedly and realized he had fallen asleep in his study.
It was six in the morning. He had been searching for Xinghe since her disappearance yesterday but until now, there had been no news
Frustration caused him to sweep the documents on his table away violently!
The papers fluttered down the room like snow.
Mubai couldn't get himself back to sleep so he walked over to the other villa in the Xi family's old mansion.
He walked upstairs to stand in front of a room. The nurse on duty saw him and came to enquire, "Mr. Xi, why are you here so early in the morning? Is there anything I can help you with?"
"How has she been doing lately?" he asked casually.
The nurse knew who he referred to and she answered truthfully, "Miss Xia has been giving her full cooperation. She does everything we ask her to."
Mubai nodded and pushed the door open.
Xia Meng, who had heard the commotion, was already in a seated position when he walked in. Her expression became slightly guarded and nervous. "Mr. Xi, do you have any business with me?"
Mubai stared at her but he felt nothing within.
The face that stared back at him was definitely Xinghe's but Mubai couldn't recognize her. Xinghe's essence was missing and the woman before him might as well be a complete stranger.
A crucial part of her was missing, and he swore to find it back to restore the complete Xia Xinghe!