Chapter 350: I Came Here Myself (2)
Suddenly, the sound of something being knocked to the ground outside the door caused the footsteps to stop abruptly. The footsteps then retreated, possibly to check what had happened outside.
Xu Weilai heavily sighed in relief, but she also knew that it was too early to let her guard down. The person could return any time. She opened the door of the wardrobe immediately and quickly tiptoed out onto the terrace.
As she was tying the rope around her waist, she heard the sound of the footsteps heading back into the room. She hurried to knot the rope and climb over the railing!
Just as the person stepped into the room, she gathered all her strength and jumped towards the terrace on the other side. When she landed, she saw that the person's foot had extended out onto the terrace!
Xu Weilai didn't have enough time to untie her rope, so she laid down on the ground. When the person looked over, she rolled her way back into the room.
After rolling a few times, she was finally back inside her room and out of that person's sight.
At last, she was safe…
Xu Weilai laid on the floor, her chest heaving uncontrollably as she gasped for breath.
She had to admit that her stamina was no longer what it had been before her injury. It took her a while to regain her strength before she eventually managed to prop herself to sit up on the carpet.
After untying the rope, she walked to the bathroom and turned on the faucet. She washed her face and her hands, dried them with the towel, and walked out. Then, she retrieved a stethoscope that she had brought along with her from her suitcase.
She walked to the door and placed the receiving end of the stethoscope on the door to listen to the sound of the movement outside.
There were still some footsteps in the hallway, which sounded like someone searching for something. A few individuals had probably returned to the room, while the rest of them continued searching outside.
Had it not been for the sudden commotion outside moments ago, she probably would not have been able to get out of danger. Even so… why had there been a sudden commotion just as she had been about to be discovered?
Was someone helping her?
Xu Weilai's first guess was that her Big Boss had sent her some back-up. However, the moment that thought occurred to her, she shot it down.
Unless they explicitly applied for backup, her Big Boss would never interfere in his journalists' investigations.
If it hadn't been him… had Gu Yu hired someone to protect her?
As Xu Weilai's heart skipped a beat, she walked over to the couch within three steps. Pulling her cell phone out, she dialed the 11 numbers she knew by heart without having to consult her phone book.
The man's timbre voice soon rang out over the phone as he said, "Hello?"
Xu Weilai's breathing grew a little urgent as she licked her lips and swallowed her saliva. However, an uncontrollable tremor still lingered in her voice as she spoke. She got straight to the point and asked, "Just now… did you send someone to help me?"
"No," the man replied.
Xu Weilai was stunned. He hadn't?
With a charming voice, the man lowered his voice and continued, "I didn't send someone. I came here myself."
Xu Weilai was left speechless.
Xu Weilai had thought that Gu Yu would be worried enough about her to perhaps send someone to protect her. However, it had never crossed her mind that he would personally protect her.
A wave of warmth spread throughout her as she remained dumbfounded for a moment, too moved to say a word.
Fortunately, she still retained some sense of reason. Worried, she asked, "Are you in danger now?"
Xu Weilai was relieved. A thought suddenly occurred to her, and she spoke again, "Gu Yu, since you're already here, I would like to hire you… to be my temporary partner!"
A smile appeared on Gu Yu's lips. "Xu Weilai, do you have any idea how much I charge per minute? Can you even afford to hire me?"