Xu Youning had heard a kind of saying before – while two were at such a close distance, everything between them would be magnified and become clearer.
The reason why Kang Ruicheng held her so tightly was that he wanted to capture her real reaction.
Xu Youning kept telling herself that she had to stay calm.
Mu Sijue’s healing ability was even more terrifying than his strength. Even if he was injured, he would soon recover.
Moreover, judging from Kang Ruicheng’s reaction, it could be seen that Mu Sijue’s injury was probably not serious.
Xu Youning took a deep breath and hugged Kang Ruicheng with the same strength. She put her head on his shoulder, and there was a sense of dependence in her movements.
Kang Ruicheng naturally felt it.
However, that was not the point.
The real point was that he didn’t feel any worries or uneasiness from Xu Youning’s reaction.
He wondered whether it meant that Xu Youning actually didn’t care about Mu Sijue.
After a while, Xu Youning let go of Kang Ruicheng and said, “You still have a lot of things to do, don’t you?”
“Yes.” There was no obvious emotion in Kang Ruicheng’s voice. “Although our action is over, we still need to clean up the mess. We can’t let the police get to us according to the clues. Otherwise, we will be putting a target on our backs.”
Xu Youning nodded in understanding. “Just go. I’ll stay with Mumu.”
Kang Ruicheng lowered his head slightly and kissed Xu Youning on the forehead. “See you tomorrow.”
Xu Youning closed her eyes and pretended to happily accept the kiss. She smiled and looked at Kang Ruicheng. “See you tomorrow.”
Kang Ruicheng rubbed her hand and then loosened it, saying, “You go inside first.”
Xu Youning usually listened to him when it came to his orders.
She replied with a “hmm” and obediently turned to go into the house.
Kang Ruicheng stood still and didn’t leave the old house until he couldn’t see Xu Youning. He went to meet Dongzi.
Dongzi was sitting in the car. When he saw Kang Ruicheng coming over, he hurriedly got off the car and opened the door. He called Kang Ruicheng, “Brother Cheng.”
Kang Ruicheng replied with a “hmm” as a response to Ah Guang. He then ordered the driver, “Drive.”
The car was started quickly, passing through the streets in the decorations of the New Year atmosphere and through the light of fireworks.
Dongzi observed Kang Ruicheng’s expression a bit. Although it was not good, at least it was much better than before. He no longer looked so gloomy and scary.
“Is he like this because of Xu Youning?”
His intuition told him that if he talked about Xu Youning now, it would probably make Kang Ruicheng feel even better.
Ah Guang thought for a moment and asked, “Brother Cheng, does Ms. Xu know about Mu Sijue’s injury? What’s her reaction?”
“A Ning knows.” Kang Ruicheng answered very straightforwardly. “She is very disappointed.”
Ah Guang couldn’t figure out Xu Youning’s thoughts at the moment, so he asked in a daze, “Brother Cheng, what do you mean by disappointed?”
Kang Ruicheng didn’t hide anything and told Ah Guang directly, “A Ning hopes that you can end Mu Sijue’s life, but you failed to do it.”
Ah Guang didn’t say anything.
“That’s why Xu Youning is disappointed?
“In other words, she wants Mu Sijue dead?”
Ah Guang was very surprised, but he was also very clear that Kang Ruicheng would be very happy to hear such an answer.
As long as Kang Ruicheng was happy, Ah Guang and his men might not have to bear severe punishment for the failure of the operation today.
“Brother Cheng, I’m sorry.” Ah Guang apologized. “We let you and Ms. Xu down.”
Kang Ruicheng raised his hand, indicating that Ah Guang didn’t need to continue.
He followed with Ah Guang’s words and said, “As you said, many people want to kill Mu Sijue, but no one has succeeded. It’s indeed a bit too rash of us to try to succeed in something that others can’t do with one operation.”
Ah Guang had been working for Kang Ruicheng for so long, and it was the first time that he had heard Kang Ruicheng speak in such a soft tone.
It seemed that he was really in a good mood.
Ah Guang took advantage of the situation and continued to ask, “Brother Cheng, can we… trust Ms. Xu now?”
Kang Ruicheng was silent for a long time. When Ah Guang thought he wouldn’t answer, he suddenly said, “Maybe we should have trusted A Ning from the beginning.”
Kang Ruicheng had always been decisive.
He never hesitated or regretted the things he had done.
But this time, Ah Guang clearly heard regret in his tone.
Was he regretting his previous doubts about Xu Youning?
Ah Guang was shocked and asked uncertainly, “Brother Cheng, do you think that we were wrong about her before?”
Kang Ruicheng was silent again for a long time and then said, “Maybe.”
Ah Guang was even more surprised. After that, his first reaction was to comfort Kang Ruicheng.
Kang Ruicheng would need to be comforted. It sounded ridiculous, but that was the truth.
Ah Guang racked his brains and finally said, “Brother Cheng, we just need to treat Ms. Xu well from now on!”
His thinking was relatively simple, and he felt that there was nothing that couldn’t be compensated.
Kang Ruicheng thought about Ah Guang’s words and glanced at him. “Do you think I didn’t treat A Ning well in the past?”
“No!” Ah Guang subconsciously denied. In the end, he felt that he had a bad conscience, so he continued, “It’s just that… Brother Cheng, you can be quite fierce to Ms. Xu occasionally…”
Being revealed by his subordinate, Kang Ruicheng was somewhat speechless. He said with a cold face after a long while, “It won’t happen again in the future.”
No matter how Ah Guang listened to it, he felt that Kang Ruicheng sounded like he was making an oath.
He smiled, and the scene of Kang Ruicheng and Xu Youning loving each other appeared in his mind.
“That’s more like it!”
Not only Ah Guang but Kang Ruicheng also had a beautiful scene of him and Xu Youning in his mind.
From then on, he and Xu Youning could be together.
Originally, Kang Ruicheng didn’t intend to trust Xu Youning so easily.
Just a second before he said those words, he was still hesitating.
While hesitating, he knew very well that if he didn’t believe in Xu Youning, he wouldn’t be able to win her heart.
Xu Youning seemed to be indifferent to everything, but in fact, she was smarter than anyone else. If he didn’t believe her, she could feel it at once.
Kang Ruicheng knew Xu Youning too well. According to her temperament, she would never love someone who had doubts about her.
At the last moment, while they were secretly guessing each other’s thoughts, selfishness defeated reason.
Kang Ruicheng chose to believe in Xu Youning.
He had no choice but to do so.
Because he wanted Xu Youning so much.
In the old house of the Kang family.
When Xu Youning returned to the living room, she saw Mumu sitting on the sofa, leisurely swinging his legs.
She called the little boy, “Mumu.”
Mumu slid down from the sofa and ran to Xu Youning. “Where’s Daddy?”
Xu Youning didn’t tell the little boy the truth. Instead, she said, “Today is New Year’s Day. He went out to have a party with his friends.”
Mumu blinked his eyes and unexpectedly asked, “Auntie Youning, do you think Uncle Mu will also be having a party with Uncle Lu and the others?”
Xu Youning was stunned.
How could she tell the little boy that Mu Sijue was injured?
“It’s better not to tell Mumu about this kind of thing.”
In the end, Xu Youning nodded and said, “Yes! It’s a nice festival today, and everyone will be very happy.”
Mumu blinked and looked at Xu Youning, asking, “Auntie Youning, are you happy?”
Xu Youning smiled, touched the little boy’s head, and said, “I’m very happy while you’re here with me.”
In fact, she was not happy.
All she could think about was – how was Mu Sijue?
At the Summit Clubhouse.
After Mu Sijue discussed business with others, he went straight to the suite on the top floor of the club.
The doctor was thinking about how to treat Mu Sijue’s wounds and had been waiting for him to come back. As soon as he saw Mu Sijue, he hurriedly said, “Mr. Mu, let me help you with your wounds again.”
Ah Guang also chimed in. “Seventh Brother, you should take good care of your injuries. This is a crucial period, so you should have your injuries healed as soon as possible.”
Mu Sijue looked at Ah Guang and ordered, “Go help me with something.”
“Okay!” Ah Guang suddenly reacted. “But… what is it?”
“I want to stay in the small villa I stayed in the last time.” Mu Sijue said, “Go tell the manager to get it ready for me.”
Ah Guang was stunned for a moment, but he quickly reacted. He nodded and said, “I’ll go right away.”
Mu Sijue took off his coat, sat down, and asked the doctor to treat his wound.
The doctor did it very fast and his movements were light. He quickly bandaged the wounds and reminded, “Remember to come to me to have the medicine replaced tomorrow.”
“That won’t be necessary.” Mu Sijue’s voice was cold, and there was an unquestionable momentum in his tone. “Just give me the medicine, and I can replace it myself.”
No matter how bold the doctor was, he didn’t dare to disobey Mu Sijue’s order. He quickly packed up the medicine and handed it to Mu Sijue, saying, “Replace it twice a day. Also, don’t touch the wounds with water, or they will get worse. In addition…”
Mu Sijue had suffered injuries since he was a child. He probably knew better than ordinary doctors how to deal with his wounds.
He didn’t have the patience to listen and said, “Got it.” He then took the medicine and left the suite. When he went to the first floor, he happened to meet the manager of the club.
The manager walked toward Mu Sijue and said, “Mr. Mu, the small villa is ready.”
Mu Sijue didn’t show any obvious reaction. He just calmly said, “Okay.”
The manager was familiar with Mu Sijue, and he knew why he only wanted to stay in that small villa. He smiled and said, “Mr. Mu, since you left last time, I haven’t arranged for anyone to live in that villa.”
When Mu Sijue returned to the villa, he found that the manager was telling the truth.
The whole villa was still the same as he left. Even the things that he and Xu Youning hadn’t used were left where they were.
In a trance, Mu Sijue had an illusion that he and Xu Youning would come back again and continue to stay here.
He went upstairs and slowly pushed open the tightly shut door.
All of a sudden, the scene of him and Xu Youning on the top of the mountain flashed by in front of his eyes. It was as if it had happened yesterday.
He didn’t know if it was an illusion, but in an instant, Mu Sijue felt as if he had been violently shocked by something. After that, a bone-chilling pain spread from the bottom of his heart.