Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Even though Xie Limo was extremely exhausted, he couldn’t sleep. Without Yun Bixue by his side, he didn’t want to sleep at all. Tension, anxiety, and despair filled his entire being, making his head throb intensely.
Every time Xie Liu reported to Young Master Xie, he didn’t dare to look him in the eye. Young Master Xie’s eyes were as red as blood, and he couldn’t help the pity he felt for him.
That was why, while worrying about Young Master Xie, he didn’t dare to look at him too. He didn’t know how to comfort Young Master Xie at all.
Aside from that, Young Master Xie had ordered that no one was allowed to report what happened the other night to the Xie family headquarters.
The news these past two days reported the fire at the villa. Although it showed only the debris, it was enough to cause a stir. The citizens of Ning An City all knew that that area was the wealthiest and most luxurious neighborhood, and that the leader of Ning An City—Young Master Xie—lived there too.
Everyone was making wild guesses. Someone saw Young Master Xie going to the political building, implying that he was safe. While some of them felt relieved, others were reeling in fear.
The noble families who had joined forces were those on the latter group. After consolidating their resources and efforts, they finally had their opportunity to strike. They had intended to make a swift kill, never expecting to fail at all. Little did they realize that their efforts would be in vain.
When they heard that Xie Limo was unharmed, they were all in shock and at a loss of what to do. Could Young Master Xie really have such a blessed life that no one could do anything to him at all?
Ever since Young Master Xie arrived in Ning An City, there had been many assassinations, but none had been successful.
In particular, with Xie Limo surviving this latest assassination attempt and Yun Bixue missing, those from the noble families were all shaking in their shoes. Their plan had backfired, and it only took them a moment to realize that they had completely sabotaged themselves. Since Young Master Xie was fine, he would definitely seek revenge for Yun Bixue’s death!
On the flip side, they felt relieved deep down. Without Yun Bixue by his side, the space beside Young Master Xie was now free. How wonderful would it be if Young Master Xie were to grow fond of a lady from one of their families?
However, they didn’t dare to chase after that dream. After all, they had learned a lesson from someone else’s past mistake. Zheng Xiaoshu, the daughter of the Zheng family, was still in the hospital! It was rumored that no one had paid her hospitalization fees at all. Zheng Xiaoshu wasn’t in the right state of mind and seldom woke up. The hospital, where she was currently admitted, intended to transfer her to a psychiatric hospital, completely washing their hands off her.
With the Zheng family in such a miserable plight, they didn’t have a single cent left at all. How could they afford her hospitalization fees?
Therefore, countless ideas ran through their heads. No matter what they came up with, they still concluded that things would only end and turn out for the better if they killed Xie Limo.
These noble families had only heard the rumors of the Xie family and the Northern Xie Southern Wang. They had no clue how powerful the Xie family truly was. After all, mere rumors were not enough to make one tremble and cower in fear. It was human nature to harbor wishful thinking.
After considering the options that were left to them, they decided to secretly transfer their businesses towards the south, closer to the Wang family. That way, the Xie family wouldn’t be able to deal with them.
To avoid being discovered and to fool everyone else, they left a portion of their business in Ning An City.
However, they didn’t expect that Xie Limo was several steps ahead of them. Before they could even execute their plans, the Xie family had already begun to interfere.
When Yun Bixue woke up, she realized that she was lying on a foreign bed. She couldn’t recognize this place at all. Surprised, she jolted up from the bed. Where was she? The last thing she remembered was hearing a huge explosion. Could she have been saved by someone?
She tried to get off, but her hands and arms felt numb. Was because of the explosion? She coughed a couple of times—her throat was still sore. Even her coughs sounded raw.
Yun Bixue began to recall the blazing fire that engulfed the villa. Remembering how the villa had looked at that time, her heart started to ache. On top of that, she had no idea if Xie Limo was fine.