Chapter 415: The Dead… Have the Right to Know the Truth Too
At this moment, Si Yiyan was sitting in the luxurious VIP room of Jiayuan Club and staring at the clock on the wall. It was twelve midnight. He watched closely at the needles of the clock crossing paths before separating again.
He was fiddling with his second button using his bony fingers. The gilded button seemed to exude an inexplicable melancholy. However, the cursive fonts which spelled “Rexi” remained as beautiful as ever.
Gu Yuehan pushed the door open slowly and entered, only to find that the air was extremely chilly.
Before Gu Yuehan could even speak, Si Yiyan asked softly, “How are things proceeding?”
Shocked to see how eager he was, Gu Yuehan answered, “Don’t worry, Ninth Young Master. Everything has been proceeding according to plan and no innocent lives were harmed. There aren’t any casualties either. Well, except… Huo Zhendong. The rest have all been handed over to Superintendent Zhang. Black Sunday is going to become history very soon. We won’t be affected, however.”
Si Yiyan nodded. After all, Xiasi Group still had a proper business to run. It would be better to avoid being embroiled with the triads and hand them over to the police instead. If they could do the police a favor and get rid of Black Sunday, why not? Besides… it indirectly involved Wen Xinya too. Being an avid believer in Buddha’s teachings about karmic retribution, he did not wish to be involved in bloodshed.
Si Yiyan said calmly, “Inform Superintendent Zhang that I’ll be dealing with Huo Qiuzhen.”
His tone was firm and assertive.
Gu Yuehan said, “Ninth Young Master, rest assured. I’ll handle this accordingly.”
Ninth Young Master actually wants to deal with Huo Qiuzhen himself. I really didn’t expect that at all. Seems like Miss Wen means more to Ninth Young Master than I had ever imagined.
Si Yiyan said coldly, “Did you find out which overseas organizations Black Sunday is associated with?”
Although we’ve found out that Huo Qiuzhen was planning to seek revenge on Wen Xinya for his brother, Huo Zhendong, the hierarchy of the leaders behind Black Sunday is complicated. Gu Yuehan could not stop but continue being filled with doubts. He could not afford to make any blunders so long as Wen Xinya was concerned.
Gu Yuehan said with a sullen expression on his face, “We’ve found out some details and we’ve already begun taking action. Rest assured, Ninth Young Master.”
Since it concerned the leaders overseas, they ought to be extra careful and cautious, lest they face unwanted trouble and crises. Most importantly… Si Yiyan did not want to make use of his identity as the leader of Xiasi Group and Rex from Lucifer to handle the situation.
Gu Yuehan was well aware that Si Yiyan did not want to abuse his authority, mainly because he did not wish to involve Wen Xinya. Staying anonymous was the best way he could protect Wen Xinya.
Si Yiyan said calmly, “Tell Gu Yuexi to kill all of them regardless of what it takes.”
He sounded extremely cold and ruthless.
Gu Yuehan said hesitantly, “Ninth Young Master, this matter is far too serious, and it’d greatly affect Xiasi Group and Lucifer. Would you like to consider it again carefully?”
Ever since Si Yiyan took over the management of Xiasi Group, he had been labeled as overbearing and tyrannical, thus giving him a bad reputation. He had also been castigated for his management strategies. Hence, Gu Yuehan thought it was better for him to lay low and avoid being too domineering and barbaric this time.
Most importantly, the Xiasi Group had been re-branded as a clean and legal business, although it had Lucifer as a backing. If they were to get too involved, the Xiasi Group would be adversely affected.
Si Yiyan glanced at Gu Yuehan with a strong determination in his eyes. “Gu Yuehan, do you remember what happened to us back then in Russia?”
Why did the Ninth Young Master bring up the past? Gu Yuehan nodded and answered, “I do!”
Si Yiyan said calmly, “Back then, there was a new mayor in Russia and the Ivanov Family constantly tried to attack Lucifer. I returned to Russia with the token of leadership that my father had given me and asked them, ‘Do you guys dare to entrust your lives to an underage teenager?'”
Gu Yuehan answered, “Back then, everyone answered ‘Yes’.”
When Si Yiyan returned to Russia, he was just a greenhorn teenager whom many of the elders did not know of. He had put in lots of efforts and hard work to prove his capabilities. After working hard for three years to show that he was good enough to be the leader of Lucifer, he finally earned the chance to stand on the leader’s stage and look down at all the members of Lucifer. He would never forget that event.
Si Yiyan said calmly, “Gu Yuehan, at the instant that those people said that they trusted me, I began shouldering the burden and responsibility of protecting their lives. Ever since then, I’ve always thought twice before acting. Hence, you don’t have to doubt my decision.”
Gu Yuehan hung his head low, at a complete loss for words.
He thought to himself, I shouldn’t have doubted Ninth Young Master and suspected that he would compromise Lucifer’s interests for the sake of his girlfriend. Ninth Young Master is still that same competent and authoritative leader who once stood on the stage and made a promise to everyone! He has never changed before.
Gu Yuehan said, “My brother called me just now to say that Huo Qiuzhen had called to request for your assistance. However, my brother has already brushed him off perfunctorily.”
Huo Qiuzhen could keep his cool previously even during the annihilation of leaders, merely because he thought that he had the backing of Si Yiyan. Now that Ninth Young Master had killed all his hopes, he would probably break down in despair.
Si Yiyan knocked his fingers against the glass on the table gently. “If Huo Qiuzhen finds out that the person he’s seeking help from is the very same person who’s trying to take his life, I wonder how he’d react. However… I do imagine it’d be very interesting.”
Gu Yuehan said, “He probably would never guess that you’re the one who’s after his life, Ninth Young Master.”
Si Yiyan looked at Gu Yuehan and said, “It’s a cruel thing to kill someone and let them die without knowing who killed them. Do I seem like such a cruel person?”
Gu Yuehan’s heart skipped a beat, not understanding what his words meant.
Si Yiyan retracted his hand and said in a mellower tone, “The dead… have the right to know the truth too.”
Gu Yuehan’s heart sank, not daring to speak.
Si Yiyan brushed his finger against the second button on his sleeve. He initially did not wish to expose his identity. However, he could only rest his mind by finding out the truth about Huo Qiuzhen seeking revenge on Wen Xinya.