Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The three of them could clearly feel the cold aura that Young Master Xie emitted. It was intimidating and suffocating to them.
They felt chills running down their spines. They knew that this was how Young Master Xie showed that he was furious.
Xie Shiyi clenched his teeth and took the initiative to speak first. “Young Master Xie, Young Madam didn’t allow us to report to you. She said that I had been assigned by you to serve her, so I can only obey one person’s orders.”
Xie Limo’s gaze shuddered and his eyes revealed a hint of shock. Did Yun Bixue really say that?
Xie Limo swept his gaze over Xie Qi and Xie Ba.
The two of them courteously answered, “Young Master Xie, Young Madam really said so. We could only obey Young Madam. Otherwise, she wouldn’t agree to receive our protection.”
After speaking, the three of them waited for Young Master Xie to flare up. Instead, the corners of Young Master Xie’s pale pink lips arched up to show a vague smile. The three of them were stupefied! If they hadn’t received proper training to be men of sacrifice, their jaws would have dropped to the ground.
Young Master Xie isn’t angry? He smiled instead?
The cold aura emitting from Xie Limo’s body dissipated. He said calmly, “The three of you have done a good job. You’ve passed her first test. I’ve assigned you to serve her and you definitely should consider her safety as your top priority. You can do it only if you are devoted to her alone. In the future, follow Young Madam and serve her!”
The three of them were rather flustered. “Young Master Xie!”
Xie Limo stood with his hands behind his back and looked out the window. He calmly continued, “You should know that it’s better for you to serve her than me. Do you understand?”
Xie Limo didn’t interrogate the three of them further. Instead, he ordered Xie Liu to investigate what happened during the past few days. He wanted to find out more about the current circumstances regarding the royal families in Ning An City.
That night, Xie Limo had yet to sleep. He was waiting for the information to come in. At around three in the morning, Xie Liu came to see Young Master Xie with the required information.
Reviewing the electronic documents in his hands, Xie Limo’s expression turned increasingly cold. He was like a sword that had just been unsheathed—sharp and sinister.
“The Du and Zheng families, and the men of sacrifice from the royal families in Tian Jing City… This is wonderful!” Xie Limo wasn’t angry. On the contrary, he chuckled.
Nonetheless, the three of them knew that Young Master Xie was livid. They could imagine the Du and Zheng families’ retribution just by thinking about it.
In the end, Young Master Xie looked at the three of them and quietly asked, “She suffered a great deal, didn’t she?”
The three of them had been loyal to Young Madam, but Young Master Xie had already uncovered the truth. They naturally had to answer his questions. “Young Madam was very calm and strong.”
Xie Shiyi added, “Young Madam wanted to share the burden with you, Young Master Xie. That’s why she came up with a thorough plan. Everything had been running smoothly at first, but we met with an accident. The royal families from Tian Jing City had a part to play in it. We were sure that they were men of sacrifice from the royal families in Tian Jing City, but we couldn’t pinpoint the exact families they belong to.”
Xie Limo looked at the information in his hands and listened to their words. His heart ached painfully for Yun Bixue. She was so silly, but her silliness made her so adorable too. It made his heart ache.
“You may leave. Continue to protect her well.”
“Yes!” The three of them instinctively understood that Young Master Xie had referred to Young Madam when he mentioned ‘her’.
When Yun Bixue woke up the next day, her heart swelled with sweetness and contentment when she saw that Xie Limo was right by her side.
Xie Limo lowered his head and looked at his wife. Caressing her head, he said, “I’ve tired you out last night. Sleep more today.”
Yun Bixue shook her head. “No, I’m fine.” It was true. It was more important to her that he was the first thing she saw when she woke up.
Although there were a lot of political matters in Ning An City that required Xie Limo’s attention, he relocated his office at home, just to accompany his wife more.
Therefore, after Yun Bixue slept, he quietly crept to his study to work. Just before the sun rose, he laid on the bed once again. This happened consecutively for several days, keeping his wife company all throughout.
For the past few days, Yun Bixue noticed the exhaustion in Xie Limo’s eyes. She didn’t understand why, but her heart ached. She even personally prepared a tonic soup for him.