Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Under such circumstances, the atmosphere in Ning An City was extremely tense. Everyone couldn’t help but feel that something would blow up at any moment.
The noble families in Ning An City continued to hold secret meetings. In a room somewhere, the Demon supported herself with her walking stick as she yelled, “Was that necessary? We can’t just go outside now and risk showing our faces! It’s all because of you and your stupid mission! What are we going to do now? Ahhh! I’m going crazy! I’ve never felt so trapped. It’s all your fault! It’s all your fault! Why the hell did you even take this damn mission?”
The Viper looked at the infuriated Demon and answered weakly, “I didn’t know that Xie Limo could be so powerful. No wonder no one was willing to accept this mission. The bounty on his head is now sky-high.”
“Hmph! How bold of you! You wanted to kill Xie Limo for bragging rights, but you just made things worse for us! Even if we can get out of this unscathed, we’ll become a laughing stock!”
“Xie Limo is too cunning. I didn’t expect that he’ll be in cahoots with the gangs. He simply blocked off all our escape routes. Looks like we can only fight our way out.”
Despite Xie Limo’s orders to keep it a secret, some people still found out that Yun Bixue was injured. Meng Xinyan, in particular, learned about it when she had eavesdropped on Su Lenghan’s phone call. Grabbing her swollen stomach, she burst into laughter, and her gloating smile was oozing with malice.
Meanwhile, even the flagship store of Star’s Fate Jewelry couldn’t sustain itself any longer. Xu Miaodan was absolutely livid, smashing everything in sight. She yelled at the top of her voice as she raged at the managers. “What happened to all of you? What did you do? It’s impossible for Star’s Fate Jewelry to end up in this state! It’s been doing well all along! What do you mean it cannot keep up anymore? You’re all managers, aren’t you? Tell me! You! You’re even a professor from overseas! Is this how you manage a business? You’re getting a hefty paycheck every month! What am I paying you for? Are you that incompetent? Ahh!”
This was the first time that Xu Miaodan disregarded her public image and lost her cool.
Not far from this scene, Li Xu watched on secretly. He had always been a bystander, observing by the side. He had put two and two together and guessed that this was all because of Xu Miaodan. Because she had offended Yun Bixue, she had also offended someone that she shouldn’t have, and this ended up with Star’s Fate Jewelry in a mess.
At this moment, Jiang Jingshan walked into the room and saw Xu Miaodan’s disgraceful outburst. Without a word, she slapped Xu Miaodan, causing the latter’s face to turn sideways with a noticeable handprint.
Stunned and speechless, Xu Miaodan looked at Jiang Jingshan but didn’t dare to retaliate. She could only suppress her anger and ask, “Miss Jiang, did you just slap me?”
“You deserve more than that. I’m already easy on you. It’s all your fault that the entire Star’s Fate Jewelry has closed down. My Jiang family has entrusted everything to your Xu family, and this is how you repay us? By managing it poorly? You even tried to hide things from me sometime back. If I didn’t find out, would you still hide everything from me?”
“Miss Jiang, what has it got to do with me?”
Jiang Jingshan grabbed a fistful of Xu Miaodan’s hair and slammed her on the floor. “What do you think? You’ve offended someone that you shouldn’t have! Star’s Fate Jewelry brings in billions of profits every year, and you’ve messed it up. I’ll go back and discuss this with my grandfather. Your Xu family better start thinking about how you’ll make up for this! Even if I kill you, I won’t get several billion a year! Hmph!” With a scoff, Jiang Jingshan spun on her heels and strutted away. Judging from her expression, it was apparent that she was furious.
At the same time, in Country E, Yun Bilu didn’t get to see Elder Sister Bai. She would secretly drop by every other day in the White House to look for her. Sometimes, she would linger for a whole day, but her efforts were all in vain. She couldn’t catch a glimpse of her at all.
As luck would have it, however, she finally saw Bai Yaoyao strolling along the streets, but she was surrounded by five to six people. Although they looked like maids, their bearing and expressions revealed that they were trained. They trailed closely behind Bai Yaoyao, never leaving her out of their sight.