Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The reason why Xing Li had used all her might to portray Xing Xing as a jinx was because she wanted to convince everyone, including herself, that she wasn’t at fault for the fire that year and that Xing Xing was the cause of everything.
Yu Yuehan and Fan Yu fell into deep silence at the same time after Nian Xiaomu finished her piece.
They were pondering if her speculations could be right.
“Young Master Fan, all of the reporters are downstairs now. Do you need me to send people to chase them away?” the butler asked when he did not receive further instructions after waiting for a long time.
When Fan Yu heard this, he collected his gaze and said, “No need. I’ll go down and take a look—Xing Li would be too naive if she thought that she could manipulate everyone with just a few photos.”
Fan Yu turned around and looked at Nian Xiaomu.
“Don’t worry—I’ll explain clearly to the reporters that this matter has nothing to do with you…”
“No! You can’t explain!” Nian Xiaomu grabbed his arm all of a sudden as a crafty look flashed past her animated eyes.
“Not only can you not explain, but you must also give me a scolding in front of the reporters!”
“What?” Fan Yu was stunned.
He looked at her with an astonished expression and saw that she wasn’t kidding. Then, he turned around and looked at Yu Yuehan.
It wouldn’t be nice for him to denounce her in front of her fiancé, right?
He would be at a disadvantage if they decided to get even with him afterward—it would be a two versus one situation.
With that mean face of his, Yu Yuehan looked like someone who would bear grudges!
“I am serious! I am not joking with you.”
As Nian Xiaomu pursed her lips, she kept a crafty look behind her eyes and explained, “Xing Li hopes that everyone will hate me and think of me as a jinx. I believe that she wants to convince you to hate me as well. This is why she intentionally lured us over here and arranged for the reporters to appear.”
“And now, you should convince her that her plan has succeeded so that she might take the initiative to come and look for you!”
Nian Xiaomu’s gaze grew sharp.
They did not have that much time to play hide-and-seek with Xing Li.
If they allowed the comments on the internet to continue growing, Xing Li might just take an extreme path in order to frame her.
The best method was to convince her that her plan had succeeded.
Based on what she had told Fan Yu over the phone, she should show herself and look for him at that time…
“You want to use me as bait?” Fan Yu was a smart person and was very quick to understand everything.
The imposing look on his face disappeared as a sneer appeared at the corner of his mouth.
“I am very expensive bait—I won’t do it without a reward.”
After Fan Yu finished speaking, he had originally thought that he would see a struggling expression on Nian Xiaomu’s face.
However, she took out a piece of candy from her pocket without a second word and placed it in his hand. It was as if she was handling a difficult kid.
“This is the last piece of candy, and I am giving it to you as a reward. You got it at a bargain!”
Fan Yu: “…!!”
He was the president of the formidable Fan Corporation. Did he have the same value as a piece of candy?
This candy seemed like a freebie from a restaurant…
Fan Yu gritted his teeth and comforted himself silently in his heart.
At the very least, she was the one who had given him the candy, so it was different from any other candy out there.
Just as he turned around and walked to the door, he saw Nian Xiaomu run over to Yu Yuehan and take out another piece of candy from her pocket.
Smiling, she tried to curry favor and said, “I lied to him just now. I saved a piece of candy for you.”
Fan Yu: “…!!”
He had not even left the room, yet she said this right in front of him. Didn’t her conscience hurt from doing this?
With a darkened face, Fan Yu clenched the candy in his hand and headed downstairs to meet the reporters.
He released all his anger at the reporters.
As soon as he sent the reporters away, his cell phone rang.
After he took a glance at the caller ID, he recognized it as Xing Li’s number and picked up the call immediately.
“I am outside your villa now.”