Chapter 90: Helplessness
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“Brother, that girl seems to be calling to you!” said the taxi driver as he turned back and pointed in Chu Yue’s direction.
Xiao Luo shook his head and denied it. “You’re mistaken,” he said. “I have no idea who she is.”
The taxi driver nodded suspiciously and slowly started the car.
Xiao Luo put his elbow on the car door, clenched his fist, and used it to support his cheek. He stared indifferently out the window. The sound of the rain made it easier for him to calm down and think about things like the past, present, and future. This type of atmosphere generally slowed down the very pace of life itself.
“Stop! Stop the car now!” Chu Yue hissed a few times, but the taxi had no intention of stopping.
With the taillight on, it slowly drove away. Chu Yue stomped her foot angrily, slammed on the accelerator, and chased after the taxi.
Although the two cars’ performance capabilities did not compare in the slightest, the taxi driver was skilled. Coupled with the fact there were fewer vehicles on the rainy road at night, the taxi moved as very fast. Chu Yue had to chase them for a while before she was finally able to catch up. She blared the horn to signal the driver to stop.
The taxi driver was very puzzled as he looked at the BMW 3 Series in the rearview mirror.
Just when he was about to park to the side, Xiao Luo took out a hundred dollars from his pocket and said to the taxi driver: “Lose the car behind us. If you do, then this money will be yours.”
What the f*ck? What sort of situation was this? Why did it feel like they were filming a movie?
The driver couldn’t help but mutter to himself underneath his breath. He was a fan of dramas and had watched various types of television series. The current situation seemed to him to be very similar to the plot of romance show that he had seen before.
He quickly recovered and, with a sour face, said, “I’m afraid that’s not possible. This is an urban area, and the speed limit is forty. I’m already going seventy, which is the limit. Any faster, and I’ll be fined if they catch me.”
Xiao Luo was too lazy to talk to the driver and took out an additional four hundred-dollar bills.
The driver immediately shifted into high gear and floored the accelerator. The engine roared to life, and the taxi’s speedometer jumped from 70 to 100. The fine for speeding was three hundred, at most, and there was no need for any point deduction when paying via the mobile software. This way, the driver would still be able to earn a profit of two hundred. And if luck was on his side and he didn’t end up photographed, then he would receive the full five-hundred profit. Driving with these benefits in mind, he had no reason to care about pointless traffic rules.
As she watched the distance between her and the taxi grow further and further, Chu Yue gritted her teeth and switched her vehicle to sports mode. The red BMW received a sudden injection of energy. Like a phantom, it caught up to the taxi.
It took her no more than two or three seconds to overtake the taxi. Then, gliding beautifully at a distance of 50 to 60 yards ahead of the cab, she suddenly parked her car vertically on the road.
The driver was terrified and pulled the emergency brake. The roads were slippery on rainy days, and even with the anti-locking brake system, the car skidded. The drag of the tires left two black marks on the ground.
Fortunately, the two vehicles did not collide. The taxi stopped at a distance of five to six yards away from the red BMW. The driver was scared and broke out in a cold sweat.
Then, Chu Yue pushed open the door of her BMW and ran to the front of the taxi, shouting, “Come out, Pretentious D*ck!”
Who was that? The guy in the backseat?
The driver was startled. In the rearview mirror, he observed Xiao Luo sitting in the backseat.
At that moment, Xiao Luo was depressed. The taxi driver pulled on his seatbelt. However, the emergency brake had not only affected the driver. Since Xiao Luo had not reacted in time either, he had whacked his forehead on the back of the front seat. Although there was no redness or swelling, his brow still felt hot and painful.
“Pretentious D*ck, get out here!”
Chu Yue was still shouting in the rain. She was not holding an umbrella, and the rain fell on her, thoroughly soaking her white school uniform. Her black lingerie was showing, and her clothes clung tightly to her white skin, showing off the outline of her perfect body.
Her black hair streaked across her face, which was soaked with raindrops. Anyone who saw her like this would feel heartache.
The door opened, and Xiao Luo expressionlessly got out of the car with an umbrella.
With the umbrella in one hand and his other hand in his pocket, he walked over to Chu Yue as elegantly as any proper gentleman. However, in his all-black outfit, a black shirt paired with black slacks, he gave off an evil aura.
Seeing Xiao Luo, Chu Yue’s face lit up with a smile. Ignoring the fact that she was drenched, she walked up to Xiao Luo and took him by the hands.
“Let’s go,” she entreated him. “Come back with me. Everyone is waiting for you.”
She felt like she had just recovered a precious object. Her panicked heart had settled down slightly after seeing Xiao Luo.
However, Xiao Luo stood motionless, rooted to the spot. No matter how she pulled, he just didn’t move his golden feet.
“Go back? Go back where? Huaye?” Xiao Luo asked. A mocking smile crossed his face.
“Didn’t my dad send you to protect me?” Chu Yue looked at him, wide-eyed and startled. Her heart felt like it had been pierced with a knife.
“You are safe and no longer need my protection,” Xiao Luo replied softly.
Chu Yue was utterly stunned. It was as if her soul had been snatched from her body in an instant. Her mind drew a blank. She didn’t know what to say to get Xiao Luo to stay. She didn’t even know why she had dropped everything to come here so desperately. Was it because this man had saved her from those demons?
No, that wasn’t it. This was the first time that she’d fallen for a boy. But this boy was looking at her with an icy expression and talking to her coldly.
“I think you should go back. Go back to school,” Xiao Luo said, persuading her. In order to completely erase the ripples in her heart, he kept his face cold as ice. “I have my own things to do. And you, as a student, have your own things to do too. Don’t waste your time on an outsider like me!”
After he finished speaking, he turned around and left without showing her any sign of affection. Even if he felt a bit reluctant, he had to cut her off and start a new life.
However, Chu Yue reached out and grabbed his arm.
Sobbing and choking, she said, “Let’s go back…together. I beg you, Pretentious D*ck. I was at fault in the past, and I should never have treated you the way I did. I know I’m in the wrong now. I apologize to you, so please don’t leave. Don’t leave us! Zhu Xiaofei, Ding Kai, and Huang Ruoran—they are all waiting for you…”
Chu Yue did not know what was wrong with her. She was usually so proud, so where was this unspeakable sadness and desperation coming from? This was not like her at all. She was crying in front of a boy! Was her delicate makeup already ruined? It was, and without it, her pale and powerless face was revealed.
Xiao Luo turned his head and looked at her wet clothes and messy hair, but there was no way to comfort her.