Chapter 237: What Did You Say?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When they went home today, Xixi went with them.
On the way back, Hua Youlin couldn’t help but glance at Xixi, who had returned to its normal bird size. His thoughts wandered as the scene of Xixi breathing fire still lingered in the back of his mind.
“Xixi, aren’t you busy today?” He didn’t know why he would ask a bird this question. The moment the words were out of his mouth, Hua Youlin felt his entire person had gone bonkers.
Xixi flapped its wings and flew to the boy’s shoulder, settling down on it with a triumphant expression. “I want to go home and play with Haha! Haha is definitely lonely without me at home at its side!”
Hua Youlin: “…” I don’t know how to tell you this, but Haha is very happy being alone, and spending time playing with Sister Gu.
Just as Gu Xiqiao walked out to the intersection, she caught sight of Baili Bin’s black car. He was leaning against the car on the outside, looking at his phone. It seemed like he was texting someone, and he kept away his phone when she came over to him. He opened the car door for her, waiting for her to get in.
“Big Brother Baili, have you waited long?” Gu Xiqiao asked, an apologetic tone. She had specifically told him that he didn’t need to pick her up today, but unexpectedly, he had come anyway.
Baili Bin rubbed her head gently as a warm smile was on his face. “Not too long, now hurry and get in.”
Both of them got into the car, and Baili Bin drove out from the alley. When the light turned red, he stopped the car and turned to her with a serious expression on his face. “Qingqiu and the others are having a banquet tonight, and it seems that… well, they all want to meet you. Do you want to go?”
If it had been anyone else who had asked the question instead, Gu Xiqiao would have pretended that she didn’t hear it at all. However, since it was Baili Bin who was asking, she replied, “Then let’s go.”
“Thank you.” Baili Bin’s eyes lit up, the smile on his face got slightly wider.
The car finally stopped in front of an extremely luxurious clubhouse.
Gu Xiqiao held Hua Youlin’s hand, with Xixi on her shoulder as the three of them walked inside. Baili Bin went to the front desk for the private box number. The person at the front desk looked at them with surprised eyes, before respectfully leading them upstairs.
There were quite a few people in the box, and they were all basically familiar faces.
“Pretty sister!” As soon as Gu Xiqiao stepped in with Baili Bin, a petite figure flew over to her immediately.
Her arms were already open in preparation to receive the girl, but she didn’t expect the figure not to fall into her arms, but was grabbed by another hand instead. Gu Xiqiao followed the arm to find that it was Hua Youlin.
Yin Aoxue flapped her arms, but realized that while she was usually strong, she couldn’t move at all at this time. She hadn’t been able to reach the pretty lady, but had been caught by someone else instead. Her eyes widened, and found that it was a somewhat bigger child that held her, a cold expression on his face. His clear, deep dark eyes were looking at her intensely.
Seeing the person looking back at him, Hua Youlin immediately let go, a disgusted expression on his face. He then took Gu Xiqiao’s hand again, ignoring Yin Aoxue.
Even this strange looking person wanted his Sister Gu, you had to go through him first and see if he agreed, okay?
This exchange led to Shi Haizhe and Wanqi Jue looking at Hua Youlin with a different perspective, a thoughtful look in their eyes. Yin Aoxue might look like a normal girl, but her strength was not any less than an ancient warrior in that little body of hers.
Hua Youlin had so easily picked her up and held her at arm’s length, which shocked Shi Haizhe completely. Wanqi Jue had also been shocked, but seeing that the boy stood next to Gu Xiqiao, the feeling disappeared instantly.
There was a bird that was powerful at her side, so it wasn’t strange to find that even an older child like Hua Youlin could pick up Yin Aoxue like that.
“I didn’t expect, Ah Bin, that you really would be able to bring her here!” Tang Qingqiu raised his cup towards Baili Bin, his gaze turning to Gu Xiqiao after. It felt like he was meeting this person for the first time. If he didn’t see it with his own eyes, he really wouldn’t have believed that the NIne Heavens that he had always been admiring was in this harmless little girl called Miss Gu. “Miss Gu, can you please remove me from your blocked list?”
Tang Qingqiu was sad, but at the same time, he felt the entire situation was hilarious. In his whole life, she was the only person who had blacklisted him.
There was such a thing? Gu Xiqiao was surprised, and pulled out her phone, flipping through the records. She finally found Tang Qingqiu’s name on the list, and her lips curled up slightly. She shrugged helplessly as she looked back at Tang Qingqiu. “Sorry, Big Brother Tang. I really didn’t put your number on the list.”
She had previously placed Luo Wenlang and Yu Ning on her blacklist, because they liked to nag and pester her whenever possible, especially for certain things they preferred to rely on her. In order to change their mindset and this… problem of theirs, for them to be more independent, she had done it. And after that, she would mostly enter most people into the blacklist anyway.
However, she really wasn’t the one who had blocked Tang Qingqiu. He’s Brother Jiang’s friend after all, right?
And so, the only explanation left, which Tang Qingqiu also arrived at. Jiang Shuxuan was the one who had done it!
This guy was really too much! Before he left, he asked for him to take care of his precious, but he sneakily blocked Tang Qingqiu’s number on Gu Xiqiao’s phone. Tang Qingqiu ground his teeth when he thought about it. He watched Gu Xiqiao, who was talking to Wanqi Jue at the moment, and he took out his phone, taking a picture with a ‘click’,
Although the light was dim in the room, it didn’t affect the quality of the image. The facial features of the man in the photo were still stunning, and his expression was extremely affectionate.
The woman’s expression was cold, and she was sitting next to a boy who was guarding his food zealously. Tang Qingqiu cropped out the boy, so the picture that had three people now were left with only the two in it.
After he was done, the gloating man sent the picture to Jiang Shuxuan, who was thousands of miles away.
Wanqi Jue had a lot of things to say to Gu Xiqiao. The first was thank you, then it was the issue on the Seal of Inheritance, and finally, the recent riots around the world. In the past, he would discuss this matter directly with the ancient martial arts world, but this time, he went to Gu Xiqiao instead.
“This matter will come to an end soon.” Gu Xiqiao narrowed her eyes, Brother Jiang… should be almost done with it, right?
Her voice was calm, and her expression chilling cold. However, it was also very confident and convincing. Wanqi Jue could feel the anxiousness and uneasiness in his heart calm the instant her words were out.
He still had things to say, but Baili Bin looked at his phone at this time, receiving a message. The corners of his mouth twitched, an affectionate expression on his face. “It’s nine already, Qiao Qiao needs to go home.”
Nine? The night life had just begun, and he’s saying she needed to go home?!
Wanqi Jue and the others were about to protest, but then they remembered that Baili Bin was the only one who could move Gu Xiqiao, so they definitely couldn’t provoke him at this time!
The three of them walked out, and then only Tang Qingqiu remembered that he was looking for Gu Xiqiao for something tonight. He stared at Wanqi Jue, a cross between disbelief and exasperation. “I still had things to ask her about?!” You b*tch, you took up so much time with her?!
“I also only had a few sentences with her?” Wanqi Jue raised his wine glass, smiling at Tang Qingqiu. Man, that face was just asking for a good beating.
Tang Qingqiu resisted the urge to pound him to the ground.
“By the way, what were you looking for her for?” Wanqi Jue asked curiously, putting down his glass.
Tang Qingqiu sighed. “Weren’t you also involved in the finance world for a time? Do you know about Nine Heavens?”
“Of course, I really admire the person who founded Nine Heavens.” Wanqi Jue’s eyes lit up when they touched on this topic. “However, I couldn’t find out anything about them, no matter how much I tried.” He was a little confused when he said this, wondering how it was possible at all to hide everything like this.
In fact, he didn’t have much talent for finance anyway, so he left it up to his subordinates to build up the business. At that time, he only needed a better-looking identity to approach Fu Xuejun after all.
That was why he kept an eye on Nine Heavens, who rose up into the heavens and occupied a large position in the world.
It’s just that he had been busy with the supernatural forces of England lately, and he hadn’t had the time to manage his company.
“Gu Xiqiao is the founder of Nine Heavens,” Tang Qingqiu said suddenly.
“Oh.” Wanqi Jue nodded his head.
One minute later, he jumped up suddenly, pointing a finger at Tang Qingqiu. “Y-y-y-you… What did you just say?!” He thought he had misheard, did Tang Qingqiu really just say that Miss Gu was the founder of Nine Heavens?! How was that possible!
Wanqi Jue observed Tang Qingqiu’s serious expression, not a trace of humor on his face. He suddenly realized he hadn’t misheard, and it wasn’t a joke.
Although Wanqi Jue held high respect for Gu Xiqiao, disregarding the countless achievements that she had in regards to the ancient martial arts world, he didn’t expect that she was also extremely talented in the finance field!
Wanqi Jue flopped back onto the sofa, picking up the glass of wine that he had just put down, trying to calm the raging beating of his heart.
He tried to calm himself, the other was someone who could subdue the Seal of Inheritance after all, it wasn’t that strange for her to be the founder of Nine Heavens. But…
Could these two things even be comparable?!
Shi Haizhe sat alone in a corner, watching Yin Aoxue reluctantly walk over from the door. He suddenly opened his mouth, “Wanqi, did you feel that there was something strange with the boy just now?”
Could anyone just pick up a crazy girl like Yin Aoxue with one hand?
It was incredible!
Wanqi Jue glanced at Shi Haizhe, his voice faint. “What was strange about him?”
“That’s…” Shi Haizhe tried to find the words. “He picked up Xue’er with just one arm?” Thinking about it again, he felt that he hadn’t seen it wrongly.
“Oh.” Wanqi Jue picked up his phone to check the time, seeing that it was a little past nine. “He’s at Miss Gu’s side after all, it would have been stranger if he hadn’t been able to do it.” That ‘normal’ bird that was on her shoulder had also been able to resist the Seal of Inheritance after all.
“What do you mean?” Shi Haizhe was confused, and he wasn’t able to formulate a proper response.
“It means, didn’t you always ask me how I managed to pull down the former leader and subdued the Seal of Inheritance? That was the person you just met.” Wanqi Jue patted Shi Haizhe’s shoulder, and stood to take his leave. “Xue’er needs to go to school tomorrow, so I gotta leave for her to rest.”
Tang Qingqiu thought about it for a while, and he too stood and left, phone in hand.
“Xue’er, what did you uncle Wanqi mean by that just now?” Shi Haizhe asked, looking at Yin Aoxue with a grave expression.
Yin Aoxue gave him a contemptuous look. “It means, the person who pulled the ex-leader off his high horse was that pretty sister! The one who subdued the Seal of Inheritance was also that pretty sister! Shi Haizhe are you dumb?!”
“What?!” Shi Haizhe exclaimed in shock.
To subdue the Seal of Inheritance and take down the former leader… This required not only intelligence, but also a very strong, super strength. The Seal of Inheritance wasn’t so easy to subdue after all.
Tang Qingqiu walked out with Wanqi Jue, and just as he stepped out, he suddenly saw a message that Tang Qinghong sent him.
Qinghong: Brother, the elder received a letter yesterday. I’ve sent you a photo. Take a look for yourself, they may take action. Be careful.
Tang Qingqiu clicked on the picture that Tang Qinghong had sent, and when he saw it, it was him and Xiao Yun.
The photo was slightly blurred, but you could make out the two figures in them. One of them was him, and there were quite a few pictures. It was obvious they had all been taken in secret.
Upon seeing this, Tang Qingqiu’s expression changed. He immediately sent a message to Xiao Yun—[Miss Xiao, how have you been recently? Have you met any strange people?]
Xiao Yun’s reply was also fast—[Thanks for your concern, President Tang. I’ve been well.]
As usual, her message was short and straight to the point. Tang Qingqiu suddenly envied the way that Jiang Shuxuan and Gu Xiqiao got along. Thinking of this, he sighed—[The security in the capital hasn’t been good lately, so be careful and take care of yourself.]
This time, there was no reply.
Tang Qingqiu put his phone away feeling slightly distracted. Out of the corner of his eyes, he found Fu Xuejun standing by the door of a hotel. He rolled his eyes and gave a kick to Wanqi Jue. “Wait a moment, I’ll get you something.”
Having said that, he disappeared.
Wanqi Jue stood rooted to the ground, waiting in place without blinking. He had naturally seen Fu Xuejun, but he chose to ignore her.
Not even a minute later, Tang Qingqiu was holding a document out to him. “I see that you’re close to Feiye, can’t bear to see you getting cheated.” Really, he had never met anyone in China that was as stupid as this guy!
After handing it to him, Tang Qingqiu sent a message to someone as he walked away—[I’ve already given him the thing. No need to thank me, take it as my thanks to Miss Gu for taking care of Xiao Yun all this while.]
It’s not like he didn’t know that Xiao Yun’s skills had all been taught to her by Gu Xiqiao.
A few seconds later, a reply came—[I’ll let Qiao Qiao know.]
Tang Qingqiu stared at the message for a while, then typed a reply immediately—[No need to do that, Young Master Jiang!]
If Gu Xiqiao was told, then wouldn’t he be the shameless one?!
Wanqi Jue opened the document that was given to him, flipping through it. His azure blue eyes were so very deep, and he lowered his head slightly, making people unable to see his expression properly.
Fu Xuejun saw that Tang Qingqiu had left, and she calmed herself, walking slowly to Wanqi Jue’s side.
It wasn’t like she didn’t feel anything at all for Wanqi Jue when he had done everything for her back then, it was his identity that she had a problem with, so she never reciprocated. But it was different now.
She had heard Murong Feiye’s conversation with Wanqi Jue that evening when they were in A University, and knew that he would be here for dinner tonight. She had immediately gone home and changed into the dress that she had worn the first time they had met. “Wanqi, I…”
She had everything planned out, first she would get Wanqi Jue. When her foothold in the ancient martial arts world was stable, then she would turn around and deal with Gu Xiqiao. She really, really hated Gu Xiqiao, all the way to her bones! She wanted to smash that face in and tear it to pieces!
She gave him a warm, gentle smile. Just as she was about to continue, Wanqi Jue raised his head.
There was an angry bloodlust in his eyes.
Fu Xuejun was shocked, a stab of fear running through her as she took a step back.
“Miss Fu, I don’t think that we have anything else to talk about.” Wanqi Jue closed his eyes tightly, and when he opened them again, his eyes were back to normal. He gave her a lazy smile, the one he usually did. “No, that’s not right. I shouldn’t even call you Miss Fu, since you were never the real heiress to the Fu family after all.”
What was that supposed to mean? Before Fu Xuejun could collect herself, she was shocked by the latter part of his words.
Her intuition was telling her that something bad was going to happen, just like the gaze that Fu Wei had been giving her lately, it made the uneasiness in her heart grow bigger.
Wanqi Jue pushed the documents that were in his hands into hers, and then took out his sunglasses, getting into the car and driving away.
This look and attitude, it was exactly the same as when they had first met.
When Fu Xuejun finally snapped out of it, she looked at the documents in her hands. When she saw the first two, she nearly fainted from shock.
It was a paternity test, and the results were 0.001%.
Even though she had lost the position of being the heiress to the Fu family, Fu Xuejun had never been in such a panicked state before, because she still had Fu Enterprise, and also Baili Wenxi. They were family after all, although the Baili family didn’t like her, she didn’t feel that it was any loss. She had believed that with the blood relation to the Fu and Baili family, it wasn’t something that was easily erased.
But now, what did all of this mean?
She wasn’t the real child of Baili Wenxi and Fu Wei?!
How could this happen? A burst of fear soared through her, and then despair followed right after. She felt that her entire life had been orchestrated by an invisible pair of hands.
When she had first come to the Imperial Capital, everything was still fine. She was the subject of envy and jealousy by countless people, but what had happened to make it change? That’s right, it all changed the day she started to target Gu Xiqiao. That was the turning point.
She lost her position as the successor of the Fu family, Fu Wei’s trust, and then Fu Enterprise… And now, her strongest weapon of being the daughter of Fu Wei and Baili Wenxi were also gone. In contrast, Gu Xiqiao that she had always been looking down upon, now had everything that she couldn’t have.
The phone in her pocket rang loudly, and Fu Xuejun pulled it out, seeing that it was Baili Wenxi, she picked up immediately. Her tone was joyful as she greeted, “Mommy!”
“Did you once send someone from the ancient martial arts world to assassinate Miss Gu?” Baili Wenxi’s voice was calm.
Fu Xuejun was taken aback, a sullen expression on her face. “No! Mommy, listen to me. Wanqi was there that time, and he saved her, she wasn’t hurt at all!”
“What if Wanqi wasn’t there?” Baili Wenxi’s voice was still light when she said it.
Fu Xuejun was about to say something, but Baili Wenxi cut off the call. She tried to call back, but it seemed like her mother had turned off the phone.
She fell to the ground on her backside, her face chalk white. Everything, everything had been destroyed today.
“Little Huazi, where did you learn that from today?” Gu Xiqiao held Hua Youlin’s hand as they walked into the house, when she recalled the scene of him picking up Yin Aoxue a while ago. “That’s the first time I’ve seen it. You were obviously a sick person who couldn’t carry anyone on their shoulder.”
“Big Brother Jiang taught me,” Hua Youlin’s eyes were bright as he replied, a childish glee in them. Big Brother Jiang had told him before he left, if there was anyone who was going to hanky panky towards Gu Xiqiao, just kick them away immediately!
However, it had been a little doll girl today, and so he obviously didn’t kick her away, but carried her away instead!
Gu Xiqiao: “…”
Just as she was about to say something, her phone rang.