Chapter 720 Surrounded by the Reporters
Wen Xinya’s abduction came across as a major shock to the entire city and everyone had different opinions about it. Some were sympathetic towards her and found her pitiful for having been kidnapped twice. However, there were also those who gloated over her predicament and felt that she had deserved it because of how much attention she received previously for flaunting her wealth.
Kidnapings were rampant in the city, and the one that left the most lasting impression on everyone was the abduction of the textile magnate’s granddaughter.
This time, the person who got kidnapped was Wen Xinya, the most prestigious and eligible heiress of the city. Due to the fact that the military had intervened in arresting the terrorists who had caused a stir in the West Region, the media had been making an issue out of it.
The reporters would spend all day crowding around the hospital, and there were even some who disguised as patients and took the chance to interview Wen Xinya. There were also some smarter ones who decided to take action on the doctors and nurses, while others were more extreme and even tried to climb the wall to trespass.
However, Si Yiyan had already made preparations beforehand and planted some bodyguards at the door of her ward. He had also replaced the nurses. Hence, Wen Xinya was not affected at all.
Wen Xinya’s wounds had already healed completely. However, the doctor said that she would have to stay in the hospital for further observations before she could be discharged in two days’ time. She had already begun nourishing her body and her health seemed to be improving.
Wen Xinya was in the midst of revision when the door of her ward was pushed open.
Wen Xinya stared at Xu Zhenyu who was dressed immaculately in a military uniform, though it seemed to be rather crumpled. She burst into laughter and said, “Hahaha, Xu Zhenyu, you ought to take note of your image. Mind you, you’re a soldier.”
However, she was still silently criticizing the reporters for being brazen and bold, so much that they did not even spare soldiers. Fortunately, they were in China and not America where the military was brutal.
Xu Zhenyu gritted his teeth and asked, “What’s wrong with my image? I’m a soldier, not because of my dressing. I’m a true blue soldier, even if I’m naked.”
Wen Xinya snorted with laughter and fell onto the bed. Pointing at Xu Zhenyu, Wen Xinya said, “Second Young Master Xu, could you not be so silly? Even if you’re naked? If you’re naked, the police will definitely arrest you and put you behind bars. Dear… could you not bring shame to your uniform!?!”
A sullen expression formed on Xu Zhenyu’s face and he said in frustration, “Wen Xinya, you heartless imp. If it weren’t because I wanted to visit you at the hospital, I wouldn’t have been harassed by the reporters.”
He felt that he had been utterly embarrassed and lost his pride as a soldier.
Wen Xinya guffawed uncontrollably and clutched her stomach before rolling around in bed. “I can’t take it anymore. My abs hurt from laughing, and so does my head. Xu-er… could you stop being so silly?”
Xu Zhenyu’s face grew increasingly sullen and he suddenly pressed Wen Xinya down onto the bed. “Wen Xinya, don’t think that I won’t dare to beat you up just because you’re a woman. Laugh again… and I’ll do it.”
Staring at Xu Zhenyu, Wen Xinya glowered at him and said, “Xu Zhenyu, back off. Otherwise, I’ll teach you a lesson.”Read more chapter at vipnovel
Xu-er is seriously asking for a beating. He’s getting more and more unruly.
Xu Zhenyu stared at Wen Xinya’s cold and pale lips which resembled tea millet flowers, absolutely alluring.
Xu Zhenyu’s ears turned red and he let go of Wen Xinya while looking away. He then changed the topic to hide his awkwardness. “What the hell? The reporters these days are crazy. They harass and tug at whoever they see. Thank god I escaped quickly. Otherwise, they’d have devoured me.”
As soon as he arrived at the hospital, he was surrounded by the reporters who had been camping outside the hospital. They grew hysterical and began asking him about Wen Xinya, bombarding him with questions about the process of her being rescued. However, he obviously wouldn’t answer them. As a soldier, he had to be careful to not provoke the reporters or hurt them. Should that happen, he would be at a disadvantage as well.
Hence, he decided to shirk them off.
Wen Xinya’s heart began to wrench up and her heart skipped a beat. “The reporters have always been like this. I didn’t dare to go out of the hospital for the past two days. Grampy has even assigned some bodyguards to protect me.”
Xu Zhenyu nodded and said, “Old Mr. Mo has really made the right considerations. That way, you’d be safer.”
The bodyguards outside her ward were not ordinary bodyguards and they had clearly been through bloodshed. Xu Zhenyu reckoned that the mysterious man was the one who had arranged for the bodyguards to be there and not Old Mr. Mo.
Unfortunately, he did not manage to find out anything about the man from the abductors. Who exactly was that mysterious man?
Wen Xinya nodded and asked, “Is there a reason behind your visit today?”
Due to the fact that there had been various news reports about her abduction, even Old Mr. Mo and Old Mr. Wen had started visiting her less frequently than before, so as to avoid the reporters outside the hospital. They had merely called to ask about her condition. She was certain that there must have been something important because Xu Zhenyu was not so silly as to send himself into the lion’s den.
Xu Zhenyu nodded and said, “The military has already agreed to disclose the details of the abduction as well as the process of the rescue mission. They have also agreed to release the terrorists’ profiles to the media, and I especially came here to ask about your opinion. Do you have any other arrangements?”
When Wen Xinya called him previously, he had already raised a request to the higher-ups, who gave him an ambiguous answer. However, he was sharp and could sense that the military already had plans of their own.
Hence, he did not agree straightaway.
Wen Xinya had already expected this outcome. She smiled and said, “I need an analytical report of the terrorists’ personalities, which has to state that they’re not lustful. But of course, it also has to point out that I was merely beaten up by them. That’s all.”
Xu Zhenyu nodded and said, “That’s easy. Leave it to me.”
Wen Xinya heaved a sigh of relief.
Xu Zhenyu giggled and leaned closer towards her. “Hey, Wen Xinya, I gave you so much help. How do you plan to thank me?”
Wen Xinya touched Xu Zhenyu’s head and said, “Xu Zhenyu, are your brains fried? Did you become silly?”
Xu Zhenyu turned pale and he said, “You’re the one who’s silly.”
Wen Xinya retorted. “If you’re not, why would you say that? We’re so close, is there a need for me to thank you? Besides, it’s your job as a soldier to serve the nation. Also… isn’t this a task that your superior assigned to you?”
Xu Zhenyu was speechless.
Wen Xinya was extremely smug.
Xu Zhenyu stammered before changing the subject. “Wen Xinya, I’ve been investigating on Xia Ruya lately but I’ve yet to find any useful leads. I’ve also questioned the three terrorists, but they’re very tight-lipped and still haven’t spoken up yet.”
Wen Xinya had already expected that outcome. Hence, she said, “I know what to do about Xia Ruya. Don’t worry.”
Xu Zhenyu nodded calmly, finding it a pity that he could not teach Xia Ruya a lesson this time.