Chapter 68: Witness
“However, when I thought of the 200,000 yuan, I still felt a little uncertain. My brother’s heart was harder than mine. When we arrived at Mount Dagu, we found a quiet forest and wanted to settle the matter. That child might have understood some of it and started crying. She cried until my heart softened again. My brother became impatient and told her that death was a good thing for her! That she would suffer more being alive! Because it was her adoptive mother who had hired us!”
“The little girl and I were shocked. I asked my brother how he knew. My brother said that other than the child’s adoptive mother, who else could explain her whereabouts in such detail? Who else would let such a silly child out? Wasn’t it obvious?”
“I was stunned when I heard that. The child stopped crying and said that my brother’s words made sense. The adoptive mother was especially bad to her. She might as well have died and go find her biological parents. But, can you be a good person and not let her die tied up like this? It’s too unsightly.”
“She looked quite desperate. With those beautiful eyes staring at me, I begged my brother. Since the child can’t run away, we might as well untie her. My brother didn’t agree because he still had to rape her. The two of us argued, and I forcibly untied her. My brother punched me, and the two of us fought. In the end, the child ran away.”
Guan Yue burst out laughing. “Such a stupid person wanted to kidnap her? What kind of story is this? It’s too lame.”
Ning Chen’s expression turned grim. He pressed his hand heavily on Guan Yue’s shoulder, signaling for him to shut up.
“Let him continue,” he said in a deep voice.
“What then? Did you succeed?” The person in the room asked the man.
The man sighed. “We kept chasing after her. This little girl ran really fast. The two of us couldn’t catch up to her and we didn’t know where she was hiding. She had a bounty 200,000 yuan. How could we give up? So we followed the path to look for her. As we searched, we coaxed her and told her to come out with us. We could take her away from her foster mother’s house. At this time, a car accident happened on the road below. Several cars collided with each other. One of them rolled down the mountain cliff and gave us a fright.”
Ning Chen tightened his grip on Guan Yue’s shoulder.
Guan Yue finally understood what was going on.
The man took another sip of water.
“A group of people got out of the car, cursing and swearing. One of them limped and ordered me to find him and kill him!”
“At that moment, there was sudden movement in front of us. The little girl ran out from a place not far from us. Before we could shout, she rushed out and avoided the group of people. She rushed off the road and ran towards the car that fell off the cliff.”
“I instinctively wanted to chase after her, but my brother stopped me. He pointed at the people on the road and I heard them say, “I don’t believe that this kid is so lucky! If his father can’t become the head of the Ning family, neither can he!’”
Guan Yue whispered, “Ask him why he remembers so clearly.”
The people in the room asked Guan Yue’s question.
The man said proudly, “How many Ning families are there in this city? How many people are lucky enough to stumble across such a rich family’s secret? We were so scared that we didn’t even dare to breathe out loud, afraid that we would be found out and silenced. However, wealth comes from risks. Who knows, we might be able to use this matter in the future to achieve a meteoric rise? Unfortunately, it was dark. We couldn’t see the faces of those people clearly. We could only remember these few words. How about it? Brother, I’ll tell you this secret. Is it worth it for you to give me the goods? Let me tell you. The Ning family has internal conflict. If you know the eldest young master of the Ning family or the second young master of the Ning family, you will definitely be put in an important position if you tell them about this.”
The person in the room asked, “Then why don’t you tell them?”
The man sighed. “I did. When I was poor, I went to look for them. Later, my brother died on the streets. I suspect that’s the reason.”
The silence was deafening.
Ning Chen seemed to have used all his strength and ordered, “Ask him, whose child was the little girl he kidnapped?”