Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Is Ms. An still alive?” Fan Shixin gasped in shock.
“Yes, not only is she alive and kicking, she’s even brought a son back with her.”
“Huh? Don’t tell me she’s married?”
“Nonsense, the son obviously belongs to me.”
Fan Shixin’s jaw dropped in shock. “That’s awesome,” he exclaimed in agitation.
After settling down and getting a grip on his emotions, Fan Shixin went on to ask a crucial question, “Young Sir, what do we do with Ms. Gu then?”
“Lock her up in a room first. Don’t allow her to leave the room at all times. We’ll talk about the rest in the future. I’m not in the mood to think about her now.”
“Tsk, tsk, tsk. You’re so lucky, Qingyan, I’m so envious of you,” Ling Ciye said mockingly while seated in the passenger seat.
“What are you envious about?”
“You’ve hugged a pure and innocent little girl to sleep every night for five years. Now you’re getting another woman.”
Jin Qingyan smacked Ling Ciye on his head and warned, “Mind your words, I haven’t touched her at all throughout these years.”
“Only a fool would believe you. If you didn’t touch her, how did you satisfy your sexual needs?”
After a moment of hesitation, Jin Qingyan answered, “I had my hands to accompany me for so many years. I can’t leave them out during times of need.”
Giving him a thumbs-up, Ling Ciye said, “Good job, you’re amazing. But I don’t believe you.”
“Too bad then.” Jin Qingyan drove past the gate at the entrance and alighted together with Ling Ciye before walking towards the villa opposite.
“Why did you come here instead of bringing your bodyguards to kidnap your son and his mother?”
“Because I have something important to do, of course. Don’t follow me.”
“I won’t follow you, but can I come along to watch the show?”
Placing his hands behind his back, Jin Qingyan refuted, “You’re not welcome.”
“I just want to,” Ling Ciye insisted as he quickly overtook Jin Qingyan and walked towards the front.
Jin Qingyan had no choice but to chase after him.
An Xiaoning and her son arrived back at Wei Ni Estate in Gu Beicheng’s car to collect their luggage. Shortly after, Long Tianze’s car swiftly arrived as well.
Mei Yangyang’s hair was neatly groomed into a hairdo and she was dressed in a bright, red gown. “Sis,” she greeted smilingly.
“Oh, you’re back too. I was just planning to call you. I’m going to go home after collecting my luggage.”
“Aren’t you going to stay here to accompany me for a few more days?”
“You have him to accompany you. You don’t need my company. I’m thinking of settling down first. I’m already back in the country, aren’t I? We can meet easily whenever we’d like,” said An Xiaoning.
“You have a point. The luggage is in the bedroom, you may collect it there, Sis.”
As soon as Long Tianze entered the living room, he was greeted with the sight of Ling Ciye sitting alone on the couch with a book in hand. Resting his legs on the coffee table, Ling Ciye greeted him, “You’re back?”
“What are you doing sitting here alone in my living room?”
Noticing that Long Tianze was approaching, Ling Ciye grabbed Long Tianze’s bowtie and said softly, “Someone is in your bridal chamber right now. Go bring your wife away.”
“Gu Beicheng and the child are with her though,” said Long Tianze, knowing clearly what Jin Qingyan was up to.
“Think of a solution then. Don’t you wish to see them reunite as a happy family?”
“Of course I do…”
“Then act on it now. Go, go, go, quick!”
“What are you waiting for? Come with me.”
Ling Ciye placed his book down onto the couch and sprung up from his seat.
They proceeded to the bridal chamber. An Xiaoning handed the luggage to Gu Beicheng and said, “Bring these to the car. I’ll come soon with Youqing.”
Gu Beicheng carried the luggage downstairs. Ling Ciye shot Long Tianze a look, after which Long Tianze quickly said, “Youqing, go say bye to your brother and sister.”
“Alright. Mommy, I’ll be back very soon.” An Youqing then proceeded to walk out of the room.
“Um… Yangyang, come out for a while. I need to talk to you about something.”
“What’s the matter? Can’t you say it here?” Mei Yangyang asked.
“No, come out quick,” said Long Tianze as he dragged Mei Yangyang out of the room.
Feeling slightly awkward, Ling Ciye quickly grabbed An Xiaoning to stop her from leaving. “Um, can I speak to you for a bit?”
“What is it?”
He closed the bedroom door and subconsciously glanced at the door of the dressing room where Jin Qingyan was hiding.
“Throughout these years, Qingyan may have had a clone of you by his side. But, it’s because you were dead then and he simply loves you too much. He really wanted to see you every waking minute of his life, that’s why…”
Before he could even finish speaking, An Xiaoning interrupted, “You don’t have to explain, I know all about it. I came back once five years ago. So, I’m very clear about everything regarding him and the clone. I don’t wish to bring up the past anymore. He’s no more than a stranger to me now.”
“A stranger? You two have had countless nights of bliss in the past, yet you claim that he’s just like a stranger?” Ling Ciye exclaimed in bewilderment with his brows raised.
“That was all in the past. We’re in the present now.”
Putting a hand up, Ling Ciye said, “Okay, this is between you two. I won’t interfere anymore.”
He turned around to leave while An Xiaoning followed suit.
To her surprise, Ling Ciye closed the door immediately upon exiting.
“Ling Ciye, what are you doing? Open up.”
“Look who’s behind you.”
An Xiaoning turned around only to find that Jin Qingyan was standing right in front of her. She retreated backwards and leaned back against the door.
Gazing at her, Jin Qingyan said, “I’ve never gotten intimate with any other woman at all. My heart and body are pure, Xiaoning. I really never expected to see you alive again. You’ve given me a huge surprise – a great shock, in fact. Am I dreaming?”
“No matter how much you may try to sweet talk, I will never give in. Jin Qingyan, I’ve been getting on rather well living alone abroad with the child. Please don’t disrupt our current lifestyle. I’ve even considered not coming back at all for the rest of my life. We may never bump into each other again that way. But then, I realized that I didn’t have to hide myself from you since I didn’t do anything wrong and my conscience is clear.”
Just as she was about to leave, Jin Qingyan rushed forward and hugged her tightly from behind, afraid that he may never get to see her again.
An Xiaoning kicked a leg back at Jin Qingyan, though he had expected it beforehand and managed to dodge successfully. He then picked her up in his arms and lowered her onto Long Tianze’s bed.
An Xiaoning was pinned beneath him, unable to move an inch. Since he had grabbed her wrist tightly, she could not even manage to struggle and break free.
However, the quick-witted An Xiaoning had long prepared herself well for such situations.
“I need to use the washroom. Let go of me first.”
“I’m not,” An Xiaoning said with a gentleness in her voice.
Jin Qingyan got off her slowly. Just as he was about to release her, she threw a few punches at him, striking him right in the eye. Jin Qingyan shrieked in pain. Before he could even recover from the shock, she kicked him again in his groin.
“Damn it!” He sprung up immediately but did not make it in time as An Xiaoning had already zoomed out.
She thought that Jin Qingyan would not dare to try anything funny as long as there were others around. Little did she expect, there was nothing Jin Qingyan was afraid of doing!
As soon as she reached the first storey, she was greeted with the sight of Jin Qingyan sliding down the railing of the stairs, obstructing her from moving forward.