Qin Haodong smiled slightly. The guy’s purpose was not to welcome Li Meiyu, but to control her.
He said, “We are Miss Li’s personal bodyguards. We have to protect her. Thank you, Mr. Wu, for the trip, but we have to wait until we carry out the employment contract.”
The smile on Wu Zixiong’s face disappeared in an instant, and he said in a cold voice, “Now that I’m here, you don’t have to worry about my cousin’s safety. Besides, with only two of you here, how can you protect her?”
Li Meiyu said angrily, “Wu Zixiong, how can you talk to my friend like that? It’s none of your business.”
She turned back and said to Qin Haodong and Nalan Wushuang, “Let’s go.”
After that, they walked out of the airport together.
Wu Zixiong was slightly stunned as Li Meiyu’s reaction was a little beyond his expectation.
After he came to his senses, he waved to the four bodyguards behind him and said, “Take Miss Li to the car. Get rid of her bodyguards.”
The four bodyguards were tall and strong. Obviously, they had received special training. After receiving their master’s order, they immediately rushed to Qin Haodong and Nalan Wushuang.
They were well-trained and cooperated well. They reached out to grab Li Meiyu’s arms, and the other two stood in front of Qin Haodong and Nalan Wushuang to stop them.
Before the two bodyguards in front of Qin Haodong could stand firm, they felt a strong force coming at them, and then they flew up.
Wu Zixiong was standing there with a sneer on his face. Suddenly, he was knocked down by the two bodyguards, who were sent flying toward him.
His bodyguards were all specially selected. They were tall and strong, weighing more than 100 kilograms. This hit almost made him fall unconscious.
The other two bodyguards who went to grab Li Meiyu suddenly felt a sharp pain in their wrists before their fingers touched Li Meiyu’s arms. All of a sudden, their hands were dislocated.
After taking care of the four bodyguards with ease, Qin Haodong approached Wu Zixiong and said jokingly, “Mr. Wu, your bodyguards are nothing special. They are all good-looking but useless. Did you hire them in order to save money?”
After that, he grabbed the car key from Wu Zixiong’s hand and took Nalan Wushuang and Li Meiyu away.
“Useless, hurry up and get down!”
Wu Zixiong was so angry that he shouted abuse. The two bodyguards quickly got up and helped him to stand up.
Regardless of the dirt on his body, Wu Zixiong quickly took out his mobile phone in his pocket and dialed his mother’s, Li Yueying, number.
“Mom, she is coming back!”
On the other side of the phone, Li Yueying said discontentedly, “Didn’t I tell you to stop her?”
Wu Zixiong said, “We can’t stop her. She has a toy boy beside her. He’s very powerful. My men were all hurt!”
“You are useless. I got it.”
Li Yueying hung up the phone, and the expression on her face was uncertain. She was hesitant. In the end, as if she had made a decision, she turned and went out of the door, walking toward Li Jianye’s room.
Li Jianye was still sitting in the room, drinking tea. When he saw Li Yueying coming in, he smiled and said, “Yueying, you are here.”
Li Yueying sat down opposite him and said, “That girl is back.”
Li Jianye asked, “What do you want to do?”
Li Yueying said, “I wanted to control that girl, but I didn’t succeed. Since it’s like that, why don’t we send the old man away first?”
Li Jianye said, “There is no problem sending the old man away. The key is how to divide the family property.”
“How else can we divide it? If we work together, of course, we’ll divide it equally.”
Li Yueying said forcefully, “I’m afraid that’s not appropriate. You’re married now, and I’m a member of the Li family. I should get more.”
Li Yueying sneered and said strongly, “Second brother, it wouldn’t matter if your killers killed that girl, but you failed. That girl came back safe and sound.
“If it is reasonable, the girl is the heir, and it has nothing to do with us. If we don’t cooperate well now, we won’t get a penny when the girl gets the inheritance.”
Li Jianye’s expression changed slightly as he said, “Alright then, let’s do as you say. We will each take half of the old man’s shares.”
Li Yueying said, “Second brother, you’re smart. Hurry up and get ready. That girl will be back soon.”
Qin Haodong, Li Meiyu, and Nalan Wushuang returned to the Li’s villa. As soon as they entered the door, an old man in a butler costume greeted them. When he saw Li Meiyu, he said sadly, “Miss, you were still late. The master passed away just now.”
Upon hearing this, Li Meiyu’s face turned pale and she suddenly felt dizzy. Fortunately, Nalan Wushuang held her up.
“Uncle Cheng, what did you say? Grandpa is gone?”
Uncle Cheng said with a sorrowful expression, “That’s right. Just half an hour ago, he left.”
Li Meiyu immediately burst into tears when she heard the news of her grandfather’s death. Since her parents had passed away, she and her grandfather had been dependent on each other. They had always had a good relationship. Now that even her closest relative had passed away, how could she not be sad?
Qin Haodong said, “Meiyu, people can’t come back to life. I’m sorry for your grandfather. But there are still a lot of things you need to do now. You must cheer up.”
At that moment, Li Meiyu seemed to have become more mature. She wiped away the tears at the corner of her eyes and said to Uncle Cheng, “Where is grandpa? Take me to see him for the last time.”
“He’s in the mourning hall. Miss, please follow me.”
After that, Uncle Cheng took Li Meiyu to a two-story building next to them. It seemed that the Li family had been well prepared. Although old master Li had just passed away, the mourning hall had been built.
As soon as they entered the door, they ran into Li Jianye and Li Yueying, who were guarding in front of the door. Li Jianye’s son, Li Donghai, stood behind him. Wu Zixiong stood behind Li Yueying; he was gray-faced. It seemed that he had just rushed back.
As soon as Li Meiyu entered the door, Li Yueying came up to her. She pretended to be sad and said, “Girl, you’re still late. Your grandfather has left!”
Since the three assassinations, Li Meiyu had been suspicious of everyone in the Li family, including Li Yueying.
She said, “I want to see grandpa for the last time. Let’s talk about it later.”
After that, she was about to walk to the back hall where the coffin was. Li Jianye moved his feet and stood in front of her. “Wait a minute. There’s something you’re not done with.”
Li Meiyu said, “Whatever it is, can’t we wait until I see grandpa?”
Li Jianye said, “Although your grandfather is already gone, his final wish is still effective. You can only go and see him after you fulfill his final wish, right?”
Then he took out a few pieces of paper from his pocket and said, “This is your grandfather’s will. Before he died, he decided to hand over 50% of the Li family’s assets to me. Take a look.”
Li Meiyu was shocked and then said angrily, “How is that possible? Why didn’t you tell me that all of the inheritance should be given to you?”
Li Yueying said, “I have the remaining 50%.”
She also took out a will from her pocket. “Your grandfather was the eldest one of this family when he was alive. We are his brother and sister. It is human nature that he gave the inheritance to us after he died.”
Li Meiyu cried, “That’s impossible. I’m grandpa’s granddaughter. How could he have given you all the property?”
Li Jianye said, “Big brother said before he left that you are a girl after all. You will get married sooner or later. If we leave the inheritance to you, it will become someone else’s family property. It would be better to leave it to us people surnamed Li. That is why we can split it equally.”
Li Yueying said, “Yes, I didn’t expect my brother to think so. Although you can’t accept this will, we still have to respect my brother’s will. We can’t let him go without peace of mind, so we reluctantly accepted it.”
After listening to their conversation, Uncle Cheng exclaimed, “That’s impossible! That’s impossible! I’ve always been by our master’s side. How come I’ve never heard of him making a will?
“Furthermore, Old master doted on Miss Li the most when he was alive. How could he not leave any inheritance for her?”
Li Jianye glared at him. “Uncle Cheng, you have to understand your identity. You are merely a butler of our Li family. Did big brother need to inform you of the will?”
Li Yueying said, “In fact, he did leave inheritance to the girl. He asked us to give 1,000,000 yuan to the girl for her living expenses.”
Uncle Cheng opened his mouth but didn’t say anything in the end. Just like Li Jianye had said, although old master Li had valued him very much when he had been alive and had treated him as a trusted subordinate, he was only a butler after all and was not a core member of the Li family.
Li Meiyu sneered and said, “1,000,000? Why don’t you say it’s 10,000?”
1,000,000 was just a drop in the ocean for the Li family’s rich assets.
Li Jianye said, “1,000,000 yuan is not a small amount. Do you know how many people in the world can’t make so much money in their lifetime?”
Li Yueying said, “There’s no other way. This is my brother’s idea. It’s written on the will, and the 1,000,000 is not for free. There is a condition.”
She took out another piece of paper from her pocket. “Girl, have a look. This is the engagement that my brother made for you and Zixiong before he died. According to my brother’s will, the 1,000,000 yuan is yours only when you and Zixiong get married. Otherwise, you won’t get a penny.”
“That’s impossible. You’re talking nonsense.” Li Meiyu didn’t expect that these people would not only rob her of her property, but also make a marriage contract for her. She suddenly shouted angrily, “I’m a relative of my cousin. How can grandpa be so stupid to let us get engaged!?”
Li Yueyue said, “Girl, it’s not right for you to say that. Your last name is Li. Zixiong’s last name is Wu. It’s normal for you two to get engaged. Engagements were always like this in ancient times.”
She turned to Li Jianye and said, “Do you agree with me, second brother?”
Li Jianye nodded. “I guess big brother didn’t want anyone else to take advantage of you. As the saying goes, benefits should always be kept for one’s own people. You and Zixiong can’t be more suitable to marry each other.”