Chapter 991: The Battle Between Two Giants
By the time Wen Xinya came to, she was already lying on the bed. She could recognize the room to be the one in the mansion where she lived with Si Yiyan. The decor of the room was familiar to her, too.
She gently pounded her head, realizing that she was no longer hallucinating. She no longer felt giddy or fuzzy-headed. That meant… she had returned to normal.
She had been rescued!
She could not help but be reminded of her last memory.
At the time, Wen Xinya could sense that the door was being opened. She could not speak, hear or see at all. Her spine was tensed up and she was breaking out into cold sweat. She gathered every bit of her energy and held the vase tightly before dashing forward.
She was not too sure about the details.
The only thing she could remember, was the intense scuffle that she had with the culprit. Everything that happened afterward remained a mystery to her because she could not recall it.
“Xinya, you’re awake!”
A clear and worried voice sounded in her ears.
Wen Xinya cocked her head towards the side to see that it was the man whom she had been missing and thinking about. She leaped into his arms and pounded his chest angrily. “Yan, you baddie.”
Si Yiyan put a shoulder around her arm and comforted her softly. “Be good, you’re alright now!”
He kissed her sideburns and coaxed her softly in a bid to comfort her while an icy cold gaze formed in his eyes when she wasn’t looking.
Choking in between sobs, Wen Xinya began to recount everything that happened to her after she left the room.
Si Yiyan’s face grew increasingly sullen and he exuded a vibe that was as cold as snow. “You sniffed a chemical that caused you to have an abnormal adrenaline rush. That’s why you experienced those strange symptoms. Not to worry, they won’t damage your health.”
Wen Xinya heaved a sigh of relief. “So that’s what happened. Seems like I’m not knowledgeable enough.”
Fortunately, she had experienced the effects of alcohol, drugs and mental torment in her previous lifetime. Hence, she managed to keep her cool this time and did not allow the foreign agent in her body to amplify her fear. It was also partially because she strongly believed that Si Yiyan would rescue her since they were on his territory. Hence, she was full of hope, which gave her the power to overcome her fear and try her best to save herself.
Wen Xinya frantically asked, “Yan, what exactly is going on? Did I fall into a conspiracy unknowingly?”
That was her greatest concern, and even at her last moments of consciousness, she felt that she was just bait in this conspiracy and that Si Yiyan was the main target. Back then, she constantly thought to herself,
Si Yiyan nodded and asked, “Xinya, do you know who else was in that room?”
Wen Xinya’s heart skipped a beat and she asked, “Who?”
Si Yiyan answered, “Mr. Berveld.”
“So it was him!” Wen Xinya’s eyes widened in shock as she thought to herself,
Si Yiyan said, “Previously, I told you that the Berveld Family is the most prestigious one out of all the aristocratic families. Reason being, they have actual power and authority in the military. Do you know what will happen to me if you actually got intimate with Mr. Berveld because of the drug?”
He was still smiling and sounded rather calm as if he was just casually telling her about a fact.
Wen Xinya could sense the sinisterness in his words. She swallowed her saliva and asked, “What would happen to you?”
Would they kill him or exile him?
She felt terrible.
Regardless of how much he loved her, he would not tolerate being betrayed by her, regardless of whether she had been set up or not. It did not matter because she would still have slept with another man at the end of the day.
Si Yiyan answered calmly, “As the leader of Lucifer, I’ll be embroiled in a major conflict with the Berveld Family!”
His words were daunting.
Wen Xinya’s heart scrunched up and she instantly understood what he meant. “So, the culprit is just trying to make Lucifer and the Berveld Family go against each other.”
Duke Berveld was formidable. Even Duke Moville could not compare to him. Most importantly, he was closely related to the government and held authority in the military. Once they go toe to toe against each other, Lucifer would definitely be embroiled in warfare and suffer a terrible blow. It would be horrifying and the consequences would be dire.
She could not help but gasp in shock.
She shivered in terror. If that were to happen because of her, she would be an ultimate sinner.
Wen Xinya stared at him with a complicated mix of emotions. The fact that he did not mention what he would do to her if she were to get intimate with another man and instead brought up the conflict that would arise between him and Duke Berveld, simply meant that he would not abandon her regardless of what happened.
Most men would choose to sacrifice women first. Yet, he’d choose to form a feud.
Si Yiyan nodded and said, “Yes.”
Wen Xinya was still incredibly petrified and unable to get a grip on herself.
Si Yiyan continued, “The man who got into a scuffle with you and ended up being knocked unconscious by you, is the mastermind’s subordinate. If anything were to go wrong, his task would be to kill either you or Mr. Berveld.”
It was indeed a horrifyingly scheming plot. If Wen Xinya did not resist the effects of the drug and kept her innocence after knocking the assaulter unconscious, the consequences would have been dire.
Even Si Yiyan was kept in the dark about it, and no one in the Elegance Room was alarmed. The thought of Wen Xinya being attacked unknowingly made him feel bewildered.
Wen Xinya asked in a raspy voice, “Can you find out the mastermind of this incident?” A sudden idea popped up in her head and she continued, “Wei Che. This must have something to do with him.”
Although she was incredibly touched, she did not forget about the serious matter at hand.
Right from the start, she had already sensed that Si Yiyan was strangely wary of Wei Che and the peculiar words that he said to her at the casino planted various ideas in her head. He definitely had a strong backing in order for him to be so brazen. She was certain that he was not a simple man.