Qiao Yanze and Gu Yimo checked into a hotel near the banquet at midnight.
“My friend with the surname Huo reported that Shiting left shortly after arriving tonight. He played blackjack with Xiao Ruilang and won a billion dollars. He even took away a lady from the banquet.” Qiao Yanze looked solemn. “It looks like he should have found Shengge, but they haven’t come out yet.”
Gu Yimo sighed and said, “So, they might have been discovered.”
Qiao Yanze sneered, “It must be related to Xiao Ruilang. Others might not recognize Shiting, but he’s no stranger to Shiting. He might’ve exposed Shiting’s identity.”
“That’s right!” Gu Yimo slammed the desk angrily. “I’ll track his location now!”
“He might know what happened but he might not say anything.” Qiao Yanze sounded irritated. “If not, get someone to beat him up.”
He had brought all the bodyguards from the Ji family and his personal bodyguards. It was impossible for them to enter the banquet to snatch someone, but they could beat Xiao Ruilang up to vent their anger.
Gu Yimo typed rapidly on the keyboard. “Okay, I’ll be there soon!”
Qiao Yanze took the chance to call Li Yinian.
Ji Shiting and Ye Shengge left together. The two kids were in low spirits that night, so Li Yinian was accompanying them at Qianfan Villa.
She had tucked the two kids in bed when she received Qiao Yanze’s call.
“How is it?” Li Yinian sounded anxious. “Any news?”
“No.” Qiao Yanze said solemnly. “They might have been discovered and won’t be able to get away anytime soon.”
Li Yinian took a deep breath and said, “It’s going to be the kids’ birthday soon. Jinqing and Jinchen will be so sad if they’re not around…”
“I know.” Qiao Yanze pursed his lips. “How’s Grandpa Ji?”
“Grandpa Ji fell asleep. He’s been trying to figure out a solution tonight, but Mr. Ji and Shengge have disappeared for only a few hours. The police in Beijing refused to file a case, and Grandpa Ji has a friend who can help. The police agreed to make an exception, but when they heard that the place where they disappeared was at Night Banquet, they refused to go over.” Li Yinian sounded worried.
Qiao Yanze took a deep breath and said, “Just take care of the two kids. I’ll let you know if I hear anything. Rest early.”
“Okay,” Li Yinian said after a pause, “You…”
“Be careful…” Li Yinian couldn’t help saying.
Qiao Yanze was dazed, then he smiled and said, “Are you concerned about me?”
Li Yinian was upset and said, “No. You should rest early too.”
She then hung up the phone.
Qiao Yanze listened to the “caller busy” tone on the phone, but his smile didn’t disappear.
That greeting was enough to make him feel better after being upset for a night.
Li Yinian was still upset when she hung up the phone, but she forgot all about her emotions when she thought of the two kids.
She went to the kids’ room and saw them sitting on the same bed, holding hands and talking about something.
“Jinchen, Jinqing, what are you talking about?” She walked over with a smile.