Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
A thought struck Xie Limo, and he called Xie Qi over and ordered, “Watch the noble families on this list closely.” Since the assassins were hired by these families, it was highly possible that they were the ones behind the Demon’s escape.
If these noble families wanted to make an enemy out of him, he wouldn’t mind annihilating them.
However, tonight, Xie Limo had overlooked a problem. It wasn’t exactly an oversight because no one had expected that the danger would be at Xie Limo’s villa.
No one would have thought or considered his villa since the security there was iron-tight. Furthermore, no one would have expected the Demon to try to kill Xie Limo instead of escaping.
Even if the Xie family villa had the best technology, there was no stopping the fire that engulfed it. With the aid of strong winds, the flames spread quickly as it raged on, as though it was planned from the start.
The fire grew stronger, and it soared into the skies. Even the Xie family’s brilliant guards couldn’t go against it.
Everyone’s first reaction was to rescue Young Madam!
Yun Bixue fell asleep with the lights on, so the reddish yellow light emitted by the fire didn’t rouse her. She only opened her eyes when she inhaled the smoke and choked on it.
As soon as she opened her eyes, she was taken by surprise. Outside the window, flames were licking the sky, dyeing the entire sky crimson as they illuminated her eyes.
Yun Bixue’s heart started beating furiously. Without a second thought, she used the blanket to cover her nose, but she was still choking on the smoke, and it caused her to tear up involuntarily.
“Young Madam, quick! Come out!”
The bodyguards shoved the door open and escorted Yun Bixue as they ran down the stairs. The smoke billowed everywhere. Everything happened in a flash. The villa had always been safe, and it even had the best technology to prevent fires and theft, so how could it be possible for the fire to be so strong and persistent?
She staggered to the main entrance and paused when she reached the front yard. The yard was also covered in flames. Yun Bixue turned her head to look at the burning villa as pieces of it started falling apart.
The pain in her heart was sharp and intense. This was her house with Xie Limo, and she remembered every moment and detail that she had spent living in this house.
Starting from the time when she was at her lowest point and when she first collected the certificate, she remembered all those precious memories—the first time when he brought her to the villa, he cooked for her, tucked her in the bed… In that bedroom, where their first time happened… So many of their first times happened in this house… The gifts that Xie Limo gave to her were also inside…
No matter the weather, he always brought her home. This was her home…
Her heart suddenly felt empty, as though everything inside had been carved out.
“Young Madam, we have to leave quickly.”
“My home… Everyone, extinguish the fire! The fire…” She wanted badly to stop the fire and protect this place.
She hated how weak and powerless she was at that moment as she could only watch the flames devour everything.
“Young Madam, it cannot be extinguished. The fire is too large and strong. Please let us take you out of here.” The billowing smoke was bad for the health. They had already failed in their responsibility to protect this place, and they absolutely couldn’t afford to allow Young Madam to come into harm.
At that moment, the floor started burning as well. Her feet felt the intense heat as it scorched them.
“What in the world is happening?”
One of the bodyguards gasped. “This is the newly invented fuel, and it’s the most flammable in the world! Let’s leave quickly, Young Madam!”
Yun Bixue’s heart was hollow and numb as she was dragged along by them. She kept turning around to look at the villa, and her gaze was filled with her tremendous pain—she was really reluctant to part with her home.
While they were running, a tear rolled down on Yun Bixue’s cheeks. It fell on the ground, evaporating in a split second into the smoke-filled air.