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Glaring at him sternly, An Xiaoning said, “Then you’d better give me an explanation. Why did you kill Wu Changqing?”

“Because she was affluent and I desperately needed money at that time,” he said in admittance.

“How did you know that she had money?”

“I saw her at the nightclub previously and I’m aware that she’s a social escort. I wanted to act on her long ago, but I decided to take the opportunity to do so when I chanced upon her at the property agency.”

An Xiaoning continued to ask, “Since you wanted to harm her, you definitely wouldn’t wish to get caught. But why did you let us find the human meat broth on purpose?”

“No particular reason, I just found it thrilling.”

An Xiaoning exchanged glances with Ma Jianguo before carrying on with the interrogation.

Jin Qingyan arrived to see that she was still in the midst of interrogating.

Instead of interrupting her right away, he decided to wait for her in her office instead.

He waited for more than half an hour.

Standing by the door and staring at him seated on her office chair, An Xiaoning felt somehow touched that he actually rushed to see her right after the news of him and Lin Mingxi broke out.

She grabbed her purse and said to him, “Let’s talk in the car.”

“Yeah.”

They left one after another and got into his Bentley.

A deafening silence filled the air in the car.

Sensing that he had been staring at her, An Xiaoning cocked her head towards the side. “Why are you looking at me that way?” she asked while making eye contact with him.

“Have you seen the news today?”

“I have. Congrats to you and Ms. Lin,” An Xiaoning congratulated, suppressing her emotions.

Teary-eyed, he asked in astonishment, “You’re congratulating me?”

“Didn’t you already sleep with her?”

Shaking his head, he denied, “No, I didn’t.”

“Why were there such news then?”

“It was obviously leaked by my family on purpose. My mother drugged me. As you’re aware, intercourse can never take place when you’re drugged.”

An Xiaoning was obviously aware of that fact, for she was the one who had asked about it from the doctor at the hospital during the previous incident.

“Seems like your Mother adores Lin Mingxi to bits, so much that she actually resorted to such gimmicks. What else can I say?”

Jin Qingyan reached out to hold her hand, which she did not retract immediately.

“Xiaoning, let’s get married again.”

Just as she was about to speak, Jin Qingyan interrupted, “I know you’re going to say that you’re unable to conceive. But Xiaoning, I’ve never liked children, not because I don’t wish to have any with you but because I really just dislike them. If you can’t conceive, so be it. We’ll get to live the rest of our lives by ourselves. As for the heir to Jin Corporation, we won’t have to worry about that for another 50 years at least. Maybe the company wouldn’t exist anymore then. Who knows? We shouldn’t worry unnecessarily about a future which has yet to come.”

How daring of him 

An Xiaoning remained silent and pondered over his words.

Striking the iron while it’s hot, he continued, “Ask yourself if you love me from the bottom of your heart. If your answer is yes, are you really going to be so selfless and give me up for the sake of my family? You ought to spare a thought for yourself too. Humans are all selfish. It’s time you be selfish for yourself just this once. I don’t think you’re being selfless by acting the way you are now, I think you’re being silly.”

An Xiaoning was deeply moved by his words.

The only reason she did not wish to marry and conceive again was because she simply could not.

She yearned greatly to give birth to the child when she fell pregnant again for the second time.

Unfortunately, she had failed to keep it.

The man before her would actually give up his life for her, a stark contrast from when she first got to know him. Even the blind could tell that he was deeply in love with her.

Ever since she read the news, she had been confused and overwhelmed with a mix of emotions.

“Speak up,” said Jin Qingyan.

“I said I wouldn’t go back on my decisions.”

“I also said I would make you change your mind.”

“You’ve won,” An Xiaoning said with a smile, her eyes brimming with tears.

Unable to contain his happiness, Jin Qingyan rushed forward to embrace her.

He knew that he had finally conquered her heart and made her let her guard down.

He wrapped his arms so tightly around An Xiaoning that she almost felt suffocated.

Jin Qingyan wished he could hug her even more tightly.

“Let’s get married now then.”

“No.”

“Why?”

“I’m afraid I’ll change my mind again.”

“An Xiaoning!” Jin Qingyan hollered, feeling an urge to subdue her in bed at this very moment.

“There’s no point in yelling,” said An Xiaoning as she pushed the car door open in a bid to alight from the car.

Afraid that she would change her mind at that instant, he grabbed her and said, “Where are you going?”

“Driving home, I don’t plan to solve any cases today.”

“Alright, I’ll go with you.”

Thus, An Xiaoning’s red Ferrari and his white Bentley left for Dongpo Road, one after another.

Due to the fact that Jin Qingyan had just made the headlines, the media had been keeping close tabs on him and following him secretly.

Jin Qingyan only realized that they had been tailing him when he arrived at Dongpo District. “Great job,” Jin Qingyan greeted the reporters.

The reporters were shocked at the sight of him acknowledging them. Did the sun rise from the west today?

“Let me tell you guys a piece of good news. I’ve gotten back together with Xiaoning. This shall be some exclusive news for you guys,” he announced excitedly.

“Mr. Jin, may we take some photos?” they asked eagerly.

“Sure, make me look good in the photos.”

“That goes without saying…”

Worried that something might have happened to him since he had yet to come in after a long time, An Xiaoning decided to go check on him, only to be greeted with the sight of a bunch of reporters cheering outside her house.

She was shocked beyond her senses. He actually informed the reporters without her consent!

The whole world is going to find out soon enough!

Darn it!

She returned inside her house and said coldly, “Jin Qingyan, you’ve gone overboard.”

“I was just afraid that you would change your mind again.”

“Do you think that by doing this, I wouldn’t change my mind!?!”

“Here’s what happened. The headlines this morning were spreading like wildfire. Thus, I decided I might as well shift the public’s attention to this fresh piece of news instead,” Jin Qingyan explained.

An Xiaoning’s anger subsided upon realizing that he did make some sense after all.

He inched forward to pull her into an embrace before smooching her on the lips.

An Xiaoning was pinned onto the couch as he laid on top of her. Just as they were in the midst of a hot and steamy passion, Mei Yangyang and Long Tianze entered through the door.

The four pair of eyes exchanged glances awkwardly in astonishment.

“Oh god, what have I just seen? I’m going to gouge my eyes out,” Long Tianze teased.

“Hurry and do it then,” Jin Qingyan retorted as he sat up straight.

An Xiaoning shot Jin Qingyan a glare before asking Mei Yangyang and Long Tianze, “What brings you here?”

“All because Yangyang is extremely worried about you. What’s up with you two?” Long Tianze answered.

“What do you mean?”

“I mean this. What’s going on between you two?” Long Tianze goaded as his lips curled into a smirk.

“Nothing, we just couldn’t hold ourselves back,” said Jin Qingyan.

Long Tianze chuckled while Mei Yangyang felt a sense of relief upon noticing that An Xiaoning seemed to be in high spirits.

“Sis, since you’re fine, we shall return to the film set then. We’re currently filming the scenes involving the supporting characters.” An Xiaoning nodded, after which Mei Yangyang dragged Long Tianze out of the house.

“Why are you dragging me out? I’ve yet to ask them anything.”

Mei Yangyang smacked him lightly and chided, “They’re enjoying some alone time, don’t play gooseberry.”