Chapter 20: Untitled
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“I don’t care if you resent me or hate me. I will never let go of you again.” His slightly raised voice was filled with suppressed anger, but it was also filled with determination.
Meng Fuying’s brows furrowed slightly and there was a hint of coldness in the depths of her eyes. This man was truly unreasonable.
“You don’t have to beg the Empress Dowager. It’s useless even if you do. The war in the north has broken out again. Lord Hou will set off five days later. Most of the funding this time was paid by the Bai family. Do you think that without my consent, the emperor would issue a decree to annul our engagement? So, I advise you not to waste your efforts.” Seeing that she kept silent, Bai Yichen once again said arrogantly and slightly smugly.
He decided to help her understand the current situation, so that she would not have silly ideas.
Meng Fuying’s eyes narrowed slightly.
So what if he was rich? She hated people like him the most.
She also knew that her father would set off in five days, but she did not expect that the Bai Residence would provide the funds…
Stunned, her eyes flashed as a perfect plan formed in her mind.
“Alright, let’s wait and see.” The corners of her lips slowly curved into an evil and flirtatious smile.
As soon as she finished speaking, she turned around quickly and left without looking at him again. She had no feelings for him at all.
No one knew that she had another unique skill. When she left the orphanage back then, she had met a strange person.
That person was a true hero thief. As long as he wanted something, there was nothing he couldn’t get. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, he had never lost in stealing supplies and intelligence from Japanese.
The moment he saw her, he insisted on taking her in as his disciple. He said she was quick with her hands, quick with her eyes, and faster with her heart.
She couldn’t decline it and found it fun anyway, so she learned from him. He taught her everything he knew.
Although she had inherited his teachings, she had been forced to swear that she could not use the money she had stolen.
Damn. If she’d known, she might as well not have learned from him.
Therefore, in the modern world, she had never had the chance to use this second skill. But today, it finally came in handy.
Bai Yichen was very rich, right?
Very cocky, right?
If he could not pay for the funds during the expedition, then…
Her wicked smile slowly spread.
Since he didn’t agree to break off the engagement and didn’t agree to settle the issue peacefully, then he shouldn’t blame her.
However, right now, she was still lacking a man. A man who could match up to Bai Yichen in terms of aura, background, and power to help her complete this plan.
Meng Fuying’s eyes flickered slightly.
As soon as she returned to the pavilion, Qing Zhu rushed over and asked, “Master, are you alright?”
Her master didn’t allow her to follow her for the entire day, which scared her so much that she was on tenterhooks. Especially after she heard what happened today from Dong’er, her heart was even more anxious.
Suddenly smelling the alcohol on Meng Fuying’s body, she frowned slightly and said in a low voice, “Master, you’ve been drinking!” She quickly turned to Dong’er, who was at the side, and said anxiously, “Quick, quickly get Master a bowl of hangover soup.”
“I’m fine.” Meng Fuying found her nervous look amusing. However, she also felt warmth in her heart. This girl was devoted to her.
“You still say you’re fine. Master didn’t let Qing Zhu follow you, and you were almost framed by Feng Yulan,” Qing Zhu said angrily when she heard her disapproving tone.
Meng Fuying’s lips curled into a mocking smile. Feng Yulan? How could she frame her?
She did not allow Qing Zhu to follow her because she knew that they would play tricks. Initially, she wanted Meng Ruxue to show herself. However, Meng Ruxue was more cunning than she had imagined.
This was good too. It was more exciting to play like this.
“Feng Yulan is just a chess piece. I’m more interested in the mastermind behind this.” After entering the room, Meng Fuying spoke in a seemingly casual manner. When her eyes passed over the girl in the room, she smiled faintly.
She knew that Meng Ruxue had a spy here, but she didn’t mind letting the spy pass the message. She wanted to force Meng Ruxue to take action so that she could catch her fox tail.
Qing Zhu was stunned for a moment before she understood what she meant. “Yes, we must catch that person.”
She saw Qiu’er standing at the back, trembling slightly. Meng Fuying’s eyes flashed with a meaningful smile.
On the fourth night.
Meng Fuying, who had disguised herself, silently charged into the Bai Residence. With her extremely sharp judgment, she quickly found the Bai family’s treasury.
Meng Fuying was stunned when she saw the dazzling, silver taels in front of her. The Bai family did indeed have a lot of silver.
It seemed that she would be busy tonight.
When she finally brought out the last box of silver taels, she secretly sighed.
This exhausted her.
It was finally over.
Tomorrow was the day of her father’s expedition, which was also the day when Bai Yichen would offer the silver.
In just one day, even if Bai Yichen was extremely capable, he would not be able to gather so much money. So, tomorrow, she would have to wait for her show to start.
She deliberately chose this last day so that Bai Yichen would not have any chance to turn around.
“Not bad.” Just as she was feeling smug, a lazy voice suddenly came from the darkness.
It completely stunned Meng Fuying.
It was a familiar voice, but it surprised her even more.
Xuanyuan Ye, the person who would never appear here, was actually here?
Although she was extremely shocked, she quickly calmed herself down and did not show any nervousness on her face. She turned slightly and looked at the man who was less than three meters away from her. Her red lips moved slightly and she said with a smile, “Thank you for your praise, Your Highness.”
Her gentle voice did not sound nervous or guilty at all. It seemed to be filled with sincere gratitude.
However, she was still secretly shocked. What was this man doing here at this time?
How long had he been here? Had he seen everything she had done tonight?
Too many guesses kept flashing through his mind, but his face remained calm and did not reveal any abnormalities.
Didn’t this lord never like to meddle in other people’s business? Didn’t he never take the initiative to talk to others?
What was going on tonight?
Xuanyuan Ye raised his brows casually. Was this the reaction of a thief who was caught at the scene?
Her calmness made him suspect that everything he saw was an illusion. This woman…
It had to be said that her current reaction made him…