Chapter 50: Investigate
In the car, Chi Yang picked up his phone and dialed a number before barking out an order. “Investigate Zhong Nuannuan’s background. I want to know the relationship between Zhong Nuannuan, Zhong Kuijun, Jiang Shuwan, and Zhong Qianqian. Pay particular attention to Zhong Nuannuan and Jiang Shuwan. I want to confirm if they really are mother and daughter.
I need you to investigate Prison Guard Wang from Jiang District too, the one who Chen Jia replaced. Find out if there have been any changes in her bank account these past few weeks. I want to know who was the one who bribed her.”
It may have looked like Chi Yang had given Zhong Qianqian a good beating, but in reality, she turned out just fine. After a few rounds of check-ups, it was concluded that she was just suffering from a minor concussion. After getting prescribed some medicine, she was brought back home on the same night itself.
At midnight, the Zhong family home was quiet. It was completely different from how it usually is in the morning. The silence that befell the Zhong family home was terrifying.
Just then, a shadow swaggered into the kitchen and grabbed a bottle of yogurt along with a pair of scissors.
While sipping on the yogurt, the shadow moved upstairs to the third floor with the pair of scissors in its hand. When the shadow reached the first room, it removed something from the top of its head and used it to fiddle with the lock of the door. In less than two seconds, the door opened.
After entering the room, it used the scissors to snip off a few strands of hair from the people still sleeping snugly on the bed. It then carefully placed the locks in a bag. It moved on to the second room and did the same thing to the owner of that room.
When everything was done, it returned to its own room on the second floor and closed the door with a bang. After turning off the lights, it went to sleep.
No one was awakened during the commotion.
The next day, Zhong Qianqian was resting at home. She had locked herself in her room and refused to come out. Even though Jiang Shuwan did not say anything, Zhong Nuannuan could feel the resentment in her heart.
Later that night, Zhong Kuijun had a word with both Jiang Shuwan and Zhong Qianqian. It was unclear what exactly had been said between them. When Zhong Nuannuan came home for breakfast after her run the next morning, Zhong Qianqian had groomed herself and was downstairs in a beautiful dress.
When she sat down at the dining table, Aunty Zhao immediately served her breakfast.
As she looked at the delicate plating of Zhong Qianqian’s breakfast that was the complete opposite of her own, Zhong Nuannuan lowered her head and ate in silence.
“I’m sorry,” Zhong Qianqian apologized.
Zhong Nuannuan glanced at Zhong Qianqian. Her face was full of reluctance and revenge, but Zhong Nuannuan flashed her a bright smile. “Why are you apologizing to me?”
Zhong Qianqian’s grip on her cutleries tightened. She tried to fight off the contradiction in her heart and said with puppy dog eyes, “Nuannuan, the thing I did that day was wrong. I sincerely apologize to you. You won’t blame me, right?”
Zhong Nuannuan did not answer her question, but instead retorted with another question of her own, “Have you decided to give up on Chi Yang?”
When she heard Chi Yang’s name, Zhong Qianqian shivered in fear.
The man who almost threw her down from a building. The man who pulled her hair and slammed her head against the closet…
No one had ever treated her so badly before.
If it was another man, she would have given up on him a long time ago.
However, it was Chi Yang that they were talking about! The youngest captain in Camino whose background remained a mystery.
His long list of good qualities was enough to let someone look past his terrible behavior.
After what had happened yesterday though, Zhong Qianqian knew that she could not keep pestering him like that.
Zhong Qianqian let out a weak and soft smile. She looked like a white flower that had been destroyed, utterly and completely.