Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xie Limo sat with his long slender legs crossed. A glint flashed across his eyes as his hands tapped gently on the table. It flickered and disappeared in a split second, making it difficult to read his expression.
Generally speaking, they came to Country E to give Yun Bixue a much-needed break and to let her have fun. On the other hand, he wanted to track down Wang Qianjin and uncover any possible traces. After all, he was a man of similar status to himself. It would be difficult to move the investigation forward if he were to delegate this to his subordinates, so he took matters into his own hands.
In Country A, the north and south governed themselves. This was the legacy left by the Northern Xie Southern Wang, and they had abided by the rules for a thousand years. However, the balance between the two households merely existed on the surface as both families secretly competed against each other. After all, any heir would definitely consider taking control of the entire country.
He had never looked down upon the Wang family. If they were weak, they wouldn’t have been able to withstand several crises and survived for a thousand years.
Xie Limo looked through the information on his computer continuously. He read them over and over again, attempting to find some hints. After some time, his eyes lit up. His heart shuddered, and he frowned intently at what he discovered—Wang Qianjin had been to the same places as his wife.
How could such a coincidence happen? The Wang family? What did Wang Qianjin want to do?
Xie Limo thought of his wife and the plans Wang Qianjin could be plotting. At the thought of the latter, he abruptly stood up. A dark and distant glow flashed across his eyes, revealing a hint of killing intent.
Since the day he married Yun Bixue, he had promised himself that he would protect her. If he couldn’t even protect his wife, he would have failed to live up to his role as her husband.
At that moment, a dark aura exuded from Xie Limo. He no longer held himself back, nor maintained his warm and gentle demeanor. Instead, he radiated cold arrogance.
Meanwhile, the loud pitter-patter of the rain woke Yun Bixue up from her slumber. She groggily stretched out her hand and realized that the space beside her is empty. Prying open her eyes, she looked at where Xie Limo should be sleeping, but she found no sign of him.
Yun Bixue immediately bolted up in the bed. She didn’t care about her exhaustion anymore. Recalling the shooting incident several days ago, she hurriedly removed the blankets and stood up. She looked for Xie Limo straightaway, not even bothering to wear her slippers.
Finally, she found Xie Limo in the study. However, a cold and oppressive atmosphere stopped her from moving forward. She was taken aback as she stood there without any sound.
It was already so late, but he was still busy. As Yun Bixue stared at Xie Limo’s cold and distant back, she felt rather sorry for him. They traveled here to have fun, but he would always accompany and give in to her during the day, and now, she found out that he was slogging away at night. If she hadn’t found out, she wouldn’t be aware of his hardships. Now that she knew, how could she still pretend that nothing had happened? Her heart ached terribly.
She recalled that she had suffered from a heatstroke some time back, and this made her realize that her physical condition wasn’t quite good enough. She really couldn’t afford to hold Xie Limo back. She wanted to help him and share his worries, and not become a burden.
Yun Bixue opened her mouth, but she hesitated. She then turned around and returned to her room without saying anything.
Although Xie Limo was deep in his thoughts, he still heard her muffled footsteps. Walking out of the study, he found Yun Bixue walking barefoot ahead of him.
With long and quick strides, he caught up to her. “Why did you come out without wearing your slippers?” His reproachful words were filled with a mix of tenderness and helplessness. Shortly after, he carried her in his arms, not allowing her feet to touch the floor.
Yun Bixue lowered her head. Her hands tugged at his shirt as she answered meekly, “I didn’t see you when I woke up, and I wanted to get a drink.”
Xie Limo’s heart ached tenderly for her. She was so adorable yet bad at taking care of herself. How could his heart not ache for her? While carrying Yun Bixue in his arms, he lowered his head and kissed her forehead tenderly.
When they reached the bedroom, Xie Limo put Yun Bixue down on the bed and said, “Stay here and wait for a bit. I’ll get you some water.”