Chapter 196: I’m Hungry
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There was only the tenderness of a father’s gaze in Guan Zhong’s eyes, not a shred of resentment. He looked at Hua Haifeng with dull, opaque eyes as exhaled a deep, long sigh, “Your mother and I were childhood sweethearts. Hua Guoming took her away from me. I was not ready to accept the reality; therefore, I hid my identity and went to the Hua Family to be the family steward. I am your biological father. For the past 20 years, did you not feel my love for you?”
“Stop spewing nonsense, you worthless dog! Do you want to trick me? No way!” Hua Haifeng screamed furiously in rage.
“Kid, you can go back home and ask your mother. She will tell you the truth….”
“I don’t believe it! Don’t believe it! You are buillsh*ting me. My dad is Hua Guoming, president of the Huahai Corporation. How could a lowly dog like you be my father!”
Hua Haifeng was hysterical. He couldn’t accept how he had now fallen from being the crown prince of the mighty Huahai Corporation to be a butler’s son, not to mention an illegitimate son. How ridiculous and ironic. He lunged with his knife at Guan Zhong like a deranged madman and stabbed a dozen bloody holes on Guan Zhong’s chest.
Bleeding from his mouth and nose, Guan Zhong started to convulse.
Hua Haifeng came back to his senses and realized he had killed someone. Panic-stricken, he pushed the car door open and ran out limping with his broken left leg.
A bitter smile formed on Guan Zhong’s anguished face. He was killed by his own son. Could it really be karma?
He slammed the accelerator to the floor. The fancy business car darted forward like a sharp arrow and crashed into a tanker parked by the roadside. With a deafening explosion, the two vehicles were engulfed in flames. Destroying the evidence was the last thing he could do for his son. He couldn’t let the cause of his death to hang over Hua Haifeng.
Hua Haifeng hadn’t walked too far away. He was startled by the sudden sound of an explosion and fell to the ground. Maybe he could really felt the connection with his father. Perhaps he was only frightened. Tears welled from his eyes as he watched the raging flames shooting up into the air.
Xiao Luo spent the whole day with Xiao Ruyi and Tang Ren. They ate and drank and had a good time. Although Xiao Ruyi asked Xiao Luo about certain things, he didn’t reveal too much. He only told her, “Anything at any time would not change the fact that I am your brother!”
These words were very sufficient to reassure Xiao Ruyi and Tang Ren.
It was almost nine o’clock at night when he returned to the training camp. Yan Wang and Feng Zixiao got hold of him and asked him with great urgency, “Xiao Luo, where is Gu Qianxue?”
Xiao Luo frowned a little and thought to himself: This young girl was not back yet?
As Xiao Luo expected, Feng Zixiao continued to say, “The guards saw you went out with her today. Why are you the only one who came back?”
An angry look showed on Yan Wang’s face. He asked straightforwardly, “Did you sell her, you little rascal?”
How could that be possible!
Xiao Luo smiled bitterly, then related the story to the two training officers without reservation.
Yan Wang pointed at Xiao Luo right away and said in a disappointed voice, “You’re in big trouble. Gu Qianxue moved to Mount Tianshan to be a formal apprentice of a teacher and only came out when she was 20 years old. It was clearly written on her file that she has no sense of direction and can’t find her way in a busy city. She is definitely lost.”
“Is that real?”
Xiao Luo was stunned. He would have created a big mess if that was true.
Thinking of Gu Qianxue’s innocent face, Xiao Luo couldn’t stand idly by. He turned around and ran out of the gate of the training camp.
“Where are you going?” Yan Wang shouted behind him.
“To find her and bring her back.”
Without looking back, Xiao Luo ran out of the door and caught a cab to get to that N-shaped building. He planned to start his search for Gu Qianxue at the building in the center.
“Let’s not stand here in a daze. Notify all the patrolling officers and ask them to help find Gu Qianxue. If anything happened to her, not only will Gu Qianlin make us feel sorry for it, the Lone Greybeard in Mount Tianshan would also tear us to pieces,” Yan Wang said to Feng Zixiao in anxiety.
Feng Zixiao left to follow the order.
“F*ck, why is everything so crappy every day?”
Yan Wang knitted his brows tightly in deep thought. He truly regretted that he granted the free-to-leave privilege to Xiao Luo and Gu Qianxue.
When Xiao Luo arrived at the N-shaped building by cab, he immediately saw Gu Qianxue, who was sitting on the marble stairs at the entrance to the door of the building. A fountain was situated right in front of the steps. An array of colored lights had been switched on, and they lit up the water sprays in the hues of the rainbow.
Xiao Luo paid the fare and got out of the car before walking toward Gu Qianxue.
Wearing the camouflage training suit, she huddled to herself with her head lowered and her eyes staring still at the floor at the front. As beautiful as she was with jade-like skin and delicate eyes, she looked like a runaway kid, lonely and helpless.
Gu Qianxue raised her head when she saw a pair of foot appeared on the floor that she had been staring at. Her bright eyes were stiff for a moment before gleaming with anger when she discovered it was Xiao Luo. Biting her rosy lips, she grumbled, “You lied to me!”
She might be naive and unsophisticated, but not stupid. She knew Xiao Luo lied to her to get rid of her.
Before her voice faded, she leaped upward like a small and pretty snow leopard and struck at Xiao Luo’s shoulder with her hand.
An unimaginably powerful impact surged from her seemingly soft palm. Xiao Luo was caught off guard.
He staggered backward several steps like he had been struck by a thunderbolt. His left shoulder was in excruciating pain.
Before he realized what was happening, Gu Qianxue advancing towards him again. Every movement she made contained formidable offensive techniques. The most astounding thing was how fast her attack was.
Xiao Luo understood it was his fault, so he was merely dodging without fighting back. He tried to persuade Gu Qianxue while ducking her punches, “Stop. Stop hitting me. Training officer Yan and Feng are looking for you. You and I should go back as soon as possible.”
Why would Gu Qianxue listen to Xiao Luo? He tricked her into coming here and made her sit here like an idiot all day without even one familiar face around. Right now, she only knew that she hated him with all her heart and wanted to strike him down.
However, Xiao Luo was able to evade all the punches except the first blow that was thrown at him unexpectedly. This infuriated her, but she was at a loss of what to do next.
“Xiao Luo, can you not dodge?”
Her words made Xiao Luo chuckle. Was she asking him to stand still for her to aim?
That was some wishful thinking.
Gu Qianxue finally stopped after ten more minutes. She sat back on the marble stairs and only spoke after a while, “Xiao Luo, I’m hungry!”
With impeccable timing, her stomach started protesting too, right after she spoke.
With blushed cheeks, the young girl looked at Xiao Luo coyly. She looked at him with an unyielding stare, like an upset child who had to bend to an adult’s will.
Xiao Luo didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. She was attacking him just seconds ago. Now she told him she was hungry and probably was expecting him to treat her to a meal. It was pretty awkward, no matter how he thought about it.