Chapter 18 – If you lie to me, I will drag you together to hell.
“You’re saying Qi Yun even gave you his family heirloom! Hahahahahaha, I’m gonna die of laughter! Let me catch my breath, hahahaha.”
Xing Zhongwan hung up the phone with a dark face. Not long after, Cheng Zhengzhe called back, suppressing his laughter, “Lao Xing, just go with it. Qi Yun’s sincerity, it’s a big deal for you to ride in this life. Hahaha.”
“Cheng Zhengzhe, have you had enough of life?” Xing Zhongwan’s face was dark. Looking at the bracelet in his hands made him so annoyed that he exuded an oppressive atmosphere.
“Or else, you can top him!” Cheng Zhengzhe was very close to abandoning his desire to survive.
“It’s not a question of me or him topping, I am a straight man!” Xing Zhongwan was on the verge of storming off.
“What straight man? Just bend yourself. Lao Xing, did you realize that the issue we’re discussing right now is about gender issues, but you never mentioned that you hated Qi Yun. In my opinion, it doesn’t matter if you’re straight. The question is whether you like him or not! Could it be that you fell for him?”
Xing Zhongwan almost choked on his saliva, “What are you talking about, how could I fall for him? I’ve been pushed around by you for long enough, we haven’t even gotten down to talking about the real deal. Di you get your things done?”
Cheng Zhengzhe smiled. “I’m doing it, don’t worry. Just set a time to come back with Xue Qing.”
“How did you do it?”
“Don’t worry about that. Laozi has his ways~”
Cheng Zhengzhe scratched his back as he said this. You think Laozi has it easy because of you? I have to recoup this favour!
Xing Zhongwan was a little embarrassed facing Qi Yun in the following days. Every time he undressed and took a bath, Cheng Zhengzhe’s words would flash in his mind inexplicably, just bend himself and everything would be alright. Xing Zhongwan shook his head fiercely. No, absolutely not! I am here to repay my gratitude and I must not cave in. Xing Zhongwan fumbled around a lot and Qi Yun wondered what was going on. He stretched out his hand and pulled on his sleeves. “What’s wrong?”
When Xing Zhongwan turned around, he was stunned. They were together everyday so he didn’t realise that after more than a month, Qi Yun had more meat on his face now. That face… Xing Zhongwan turned his head back abruptly. Qi Yun, hurry up and get better, Laozi has to quickly leave soon.
Xing Zhongwan was going to take Qi Yun out but the old housekeeper was unwilling to let them go. She blocked the door, the only thing missing now was her holding a knife to her own throat. “Old lady, what are you doing? It’s a new age now, you’re still living in the past. Should I hand a knife to you too?”
“You can’t take the third young master out, if something goes wrong none of us can take responsibility for it.” The old housekeeper was very determined, her expression was like she was ready to act out at any moment.
“Scram!” Qi Yun’s voice was not loud. The old housekeeper looked at Qi Yun who was sitting in the wheelchair. His complexion was very good. He was still thin but he looked much better compared to more than a month ago. The palms of the old housekeeper were sweating a lot and she knelt forward in front of Qi Yun, “Master Yun, you can’t go out. If anything were to happen to you, our house won’t be able to survive.”
Qi Yun’s hand slowly felt around to his side, reaching up to Xing Zhongwan’s sleeve, gradually pulling his hand down. Xing Zhongwan was startled and wanted to break free, but Qi Yun increased his strength. Xing Zhongwan didn’t want to stare too much at the old housekeeper’s eyeballs that were about to fall out.
“You are my nanny, I don’t want to ruin your image. If you are afraid of getting implicated, you can call my mother. But today, you can’t stop me.” The old housekeeper fell softly to the ground, “Master Yun. You, You, and Xing…Miss Xing. You both…”
Qi Yun’s hollow eyes looked forward without focus. “Was this not what you wanted to see? It’s just as you guys wanted, now scram!”
The old housekeeper climbed to the door. “I won’t let you go out even if I die today.”
The old housekeeper looked at Xing Zhongwan as if looking at a monster. Xing Zhongwan’s hand was held by Qi Yun and there were goosebumps forming on his back, he really wanted to break free.
Qi Yun turned his head. “Wanwan, go to the kitchen and get a knife.”
Xing Zhongwan happily agreed and finally broke out of his hand’s grasp.
He took a fruit knife and handed it to Qi Yun. Qi Yun threw it to the ground. “If you want to die, then let me make your wish come true.”
The cold and ruthless voice was akin to Hell’s Asura. The old housekeeper bowed down, “Master Yun, you can’t do this to me. I watched you grow up, you…”
Xing Zhongwan couldn’t listen to her words any longer. He didn’t know his woman turned out to be Qi Yun’s nanny. The person who fed Qi Yun her milk ever since he was a baby could actually watch him rot on the bed.
The hypocritical scene of the old woman kneeling on the ground made Xing Zhongwan feel particularly sick.
He walked over and dragged the old lady aside, and said to the shivering maids. “Take care of the old housekeeper. The old housekeeper is old now. If anything happens, you guys don’t have to think about living anymore.”
“Don’t touch me. You! I really underestimated you, what methods did you use to confuse the third young master, you…you…”
The old housekeeper was so angry, her eyes turned red. Xing Zhongwan bent down and whispered in her ear. “Say it. Tell Qi Yun that I was not a ‘Miss Xing’ all along. That I am a man, a real man. Say it, do you dare? You think that Qi Yun doesn’t know about the dirty plan of your master and the Xing family’s ploys. This old lady should take care of herself. If Qi Yun can get better, who do you think will be the first one to go under the knife?”
The old housekeeper was stunned and trembling all over. Xing Zhongwan raised his eyebrows, turned and walked towards Qi Yun. It felt so good to use Qi Yun as a shield. Sure enough, in Qi’s house, Qi Yun was the evil demon.
Xing Zhongwan carried Qi Yun into the car, fastened his seatbelt, and made him comfortable with a cushion before getting into the driver’s seat.
“Do not drive straight to the destination, go around the city centre.” Qi Yun spoke faintly. Xing Zhongwan nodded and looked at Qi Yun wearing a white shirt and khaki coat from the rearview mirror. He was the one who chose Qi Yun’s entire outfit today. Qi Yun was still skinny but his face has gradually gone back to what it looked like back then. Xing Zhongwan coughed a few times to hide his embarrassment.
“Are you ill? Caught a cold? “
Qi Yun’s voice was monotone, but there was some rare concern in his tone.
Xing Zhongwan replied with a single ‘no’ before starting the car and driving out of the villa.
Sure enough, not long after driving on the open road, Xing Zhongwan realised that they were being followed.
“There’s someone tailing us.”
Qi Yun said an ‘en’,”Do not worry about him. Drive towards the city. Someone else will draw them away. I have a location tracker on me. “
Xing Zhongwan blew a whistle. Not bad third young master Qi.
“What kind of girl whistles, it’s not elegant.”
Xing Zhongwan decided to take back his ‘not bad’.
“It couldn’t be that you also have a wiretap on you too, right?” “Xing Zhongwan’s originally meant for his remark to be a joke but Qi Yun answered seriously, “At this point, not yet. But I have not ruled it out.”
Xing Zhongwan: …
Let’s just drive properly for now.
After going around the city center a few times, the car that was following them disappeared. Xing Zhongwan took out his mobile phone and started the GPS. Qi Yun said, “Don’t use the GPS, I’ll show you the way.”
Xing Zhongwan looked at him with a stupid expression. Qi Yun said, “I am blind but my brain hasn’t gone bad. First, drive up the highway around the city and then just listen to me after you get off the highway.”
Xing Zhongwan turned off the GPS and drove on the elevated roads to the freeway.
“I didn’t expect the old lady to be your nanny. She really had a hand in raising you.”
Xing Zhongwan took out a lollipop from his pocket and stuffed it into his mouth. He can’t smoke so although he doesn’t like eating sweets, his empty mouth was really uncomfortable.
Qi Yun looked out the window sideways, “After staying in Qi’s house for a long time, I have lost my heart. Maybe the relationship me and her had back then was somewhat sincere. In the first place, it was because I lost my power. Those with no backing in the Qi house cannot survive, she’s only counting the gains and avoiding any losses. It’s just human nature.”
Qi Yun said this calmly.
“Then you don’t hate her?”
Qi Yun turned his head, “Why hate her, she doesn’t matter to me. “
Xing Zhongwan bit the milk-flavored lollipop in his mouth. He was really coldhearted.
“But one day, if you lie to me, I will drag you together to hell. Wanwan, I will not forgive you.”
Qi Yun’s deep voice made Xing Zhongwan chew the candy in his mouth and raise his head. Qi Yun in the rearview mirror was looking straight at him.
Xing Zhongwan slammed the brakes and the car behind him honked their horn and drove past them. He looked back at Qi Yun who was already looking sideways out the window.
Xing Zhongwan gritted his teeth and cursed a ‘f/ck!’
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