Chapter 69: Angels
The people in the room followed his instructions and asked.
The man’s eyes shone with greed. “Big Brother, this is a different matter altogether. If I say it, can you please give me more?”
The person in the room said, “As I said, we will keep you supplied for the rest of your life as long as you tell us everything you know. If you don’t, however… I am not obliged to listen!”
The person inside acted as if he wanted to stand up.
The man called out anxiously. “Big Brother, Big Brother, I’ll talk, I’ll talk.”
The man’s eyes stared at the packet of white powder on the table, took a gulp, and said, “It’s the adopted daughter of the Shi family. Her name’s Xiao Yu.”
Guan Yue widened his eyes and turned to look at Ning Chen.
Ning Chen’s expression seemed to freeze. He said, “What happened after that?”
There was a tremble in his voice he did not seem to notice.
The man picked up the cup on the table and gulped the contents in one go. He wiped his mouth dry and said, “She went down the mountain, and immediately a loud explosion was heard. The car that fell exploded. My brother and I were shocked. We thought it was the end for the girl, there was no way she could have survived the explosion. We then decided to take a picture of the scene that is beyond recognition and hand it to Mrs. Shi. We would be out of there the moment we are paid.
“After the Ning family left, did we dare to exit the mountain, only to be captured by another group of people by the foot of the mountain. Oh, how unfortunate for us,” the man sighed.
“These people wore camouflage clothing and had guns on them. Even so, they were not actual soldiers and spoke to each other in a foreign language. We immediately knew they were mercenary soldiers like the ones shown in movies. A bunch of desperadoes!
“There were a few Chinese among them and they told us the person they were looking for was Xiao Yu, the girl we had kidnapped. We didn’t know how these people found us and caught us red-handed. We didn’t dare to say that the girl was dead. Instead, we told them we abandoned her in the forest.” The man swallowed his saliva and continued.
“They dragged us into the forest searching for her. We despaired and knew that we would not live to see the next sunrise. The more time we have, the longer we extend our lives, right? So we wandered around the forest aimlessly. We didn’t dare to take them to the place where the explosion happened. Guess what happened in the end?” The man’s eyes shone brightly.
“We actually bumped into that girl. She was alive! She didn’t die! Oh, God bless us! My brother and I immediately dropped to our knees and thanked the Lord from the bottom of our hearts. Amen!” He spoke excitedly
“Apparently, these people were looking for that little girl. In the end, they exchanged what sounded like code and they recognized each other. That little girl even hid a person in a cave behind. She told them to immediately evacuate that person to the nearest hospital, afraid that he couldn’t make it if left untreated any longer. We kept quiet throughout the ordeal.
“Their leader was so happy he basically let us go. That was how we miraculously survived. If it wasn’t for my brother who offended the Ning family, both of us would have been fine. Sigh, I really regret getting involved with this drug. Otherwise, we could have lived a peaceful life… which isn’t all that bad.” the man sighed.
Guan Yue slowly turned his neck around to look at Ning Chen. “What does he mean? Chen, was it Qin Yu who saved you back then?”
Ning Chen turned around and leaned against the wall. He covered his eyes with his fingers as his lips curled into a smile.
‘Xiao Yu, how much more do I not know about you?
‘Who would’ve thought you’d appear in my life, twice. Fate sure is a weird thing. Twice, it saved me. No, three times. You are even Genius Girl.
‘You’re my guardian angel!’
Ning Chen stooped down and placed his hands on his knees. He finally laughed, a hearty and warm laugh.
Guan Yue was dumbfounded. What was happening?
Could someone hit him hard and tell him that this was reality or just a story he heard? Why did it seem so surreal?
“Ning Chen, calm down. I think this matter has yet to be proven. How is it possible with Qin Yu’s intelligence?” Guan Yue looked at Ning Chen, whose stance softened because of his happiness, and said hesitantly.
Ning Chen shook his head and raised his hand to stop Guan Yue from speaking further. “Xiao Yu is not dumb. She never was and never will be!”
Guan Yue had a complicated expression on his face. This guy must have fallen in love with that little fool, right?
As the smile began to fade from Ning Chen’s face, he said, “Find out who that group of people are? The ones that knew Xiao Yu.”
“Xu Da,” Guan Yue said quietly.
“Looking at the occurrence, it could only be Xu Da. It was his people who sent you to the hospital. This is also the reason why Xu Da told us that we owe him a favor. See, there is nothing left unturned,” Guan Yue said slowly.
Ning Chen was stunned and suddenly realized. Indeed, this was Qin Yu’s background.