The bamboo courtyard, which should have been a night of song, was immersed in a tense and apprehensive atmosphere.
It was as if the air was about to freeze.
Chen Dong stayed awake the whole night.
It was as if he had lost his mind, sitting on a chair in the hall, dazed, his nails biting into his hands.
And Gu Qingying Qin Ye and the others were always by his side.
Long Lao and Kun Lun, who had left with the security team in flames, were as if they were mud and cattle in the sea, and no news had ever come from them.
When the sky was white with the belly of a fish.
Chen Dong’s mobile phone suddenly rang.
The ringing echoed.
It instantly lifted everyone’s spirits.
It was Elder Long calling.
Chen Dong hurriedly picked up the call.
“Elder Long, how is my father?” Chen Dong hurriedly asked.
On the other end of the phone, Elder Long was silent for a few seconds.
Then only slowly did he say, “Young Master, Old Slave and Kunlun are already on their way back.”
What kind of answer was that?
Chen Dong became anxious at once: “I am asking you, how is my father?”
The sudden mention of the voice caused the hearts of several people in Gu Qingying to sink.
Clearly, the situation was not good!
On the phone, Elder Long was quiet for a few more seconds.
Finally, he sighed and said slowly, “Master has gone missing.”
The low, mournful voice was like a thunderbolt from a clear sky.
Chen Dong stood frozen on the spot, his eyes round with horror.
Seeing that the situation was not right, Gu Qingying at the side hurriedly took the phone from Chen Dong’s hand, turned on the speakerphone and asked Elder Long again about the situation.
When Elder Long’s low, mournful voice came out of the phone.
Gu Qingying, Qin Ye and the others all froze.
One by one, their eyes fluttered in disbelief.
In the mobile phone, Elder Long’s low voice slowly rang out.
“But Young Master and Young Madam, don’t worry, according to the current intelligence clues, Master should be fine, just missing.”
With a single word, the doubts of Gu Qingying and the others deepened.
Chen Dong suddenly felt a little amused.
A killing spree, or a killing spree that happened in the Chen family that was guarded at every level.
The end result was actually a disappearance?
It wasn’t that he felt that something should have happened to his father, but he felt that this outcome, was too absurd!
The magnificent Chen family had already raised its security level to the top after the spectral assassination, and even without the existence of this security team protecting him, the security level was definitely said to be the best among the gentry.
Someone had attacked and killed his father and had gotten his father’s mobile phone.
The best outcome of this situation would be that the father was successfully rescued and the assassin was killed on the spot.
Either that, or the worst possible outcome.
Instead, there was such an absurd to almost impossible outcome.
The head of the Chen family was attacked in the Chen family, and he was still lost in the Chen family?
“Where is the killer?” Chen Dong asked.
“It has been shot down on the spot.” Elder Long said.
The smile on Chen Dong’s face intensified, but it was endlessly cold: “So there is no proof of death?”
There was a few seconds of silence before Elder Long spoke slowly, “That’s a good outcome, I guess, Master is only missing and not in danger of dying, the Chen family is already working on finding him.”
Chen Dong nodded his head and hung up the phone, his gaze deepening to the extreme.
“I feel a little unbelievable.”
Qin Ye suddenly rubbed his chin and said, “Since the murderer had been killed on the spot, how could it be that the Chen family head could not have disappeared from the Chen family residence?”
Gu Qingying and Fan Lu and Lone Wolf also nodded in agreement.
With the murderer killed, the crisis lifted, and the heavy protection, how could Chen Daolin not be involved in the side of disappearance?
“What if the killer wasn’t just one person and had other helpers who took the Chen family head?” Lone Wolf suddenly said.
Fan Lu shook her head, “With the Chen family’s security level and the geographical location they are in, it’s unlikely that the killer would have taken the Chen family head even if he had more helpers after his crisis was lifted.”
“No matter what, Dad is out of danger after all, isn’t he?”
Seeing Chen Dong’s heavy heart, Gu Qingying spoke up to comfort him, “If he’s just missing, with the Chen family’s energy, he’ll be able to find him soon.”
Chen Dong glanced at Gu Qingying.
He smiled spontaneously.
The huge stone hanging in his heart had also finally fallen to the ground.
Indeed, the mere result of being missing was already far, far better than being successfully assassinated by an assassin.
Chen Dong slapped his hands on his knees, stood up and stretched.
“Everyone has been up all night, let’s rest.”
After saying that, he calmly helped Gu Qingying into the bedroom.
Qin Ye, Fan Lu, Lone Wolf and Qin Xiao Qian, who were left behind, looked at each other with blank faces.
“Brother Dong’s reaction, why do I feel weird?” Qin Xiao Qian pondered.
Qin Ye’s eyes rolled and he snorted out a laugh, “The Chen family head is just missing, the person is safe and sound, then the worry in his heart is gone, let’s go, after staying up all night, all go and rest.”
In the bedroom.
Chen Dong and Gu Qingying were lying on the bed in each other’s arms.
The thick curtains blocked out all the light.
Only the two of them, however, were slow to sleep.
Chen Dong looked at the ceiling, deep in his gaze, as if in thought.
And Gu Qingying was nestled in Chen Dong’s arms, also looking thoughtful.
Half a day.
Gu Qingying suddenly said, “Honey, I’m sorry.”
Chen Dong came back to his senses and knew that Gu Qingying was talking about that incident last night.
He smiled spontaneously, “There’s no such thing as sorry, you were right to do that last night, I was indeed too impulsive at that time.”
Affectionately, he scraped the bridge of Gu Qingying’s nose.
“If I went to the Chen family at that time, I guess instead of being half helpful to my father, I would have made the situation even more complicated, Old Lady Chen and the others all see me as a thorn in their side.”
Gu Qingying looked at Chen Dong and was lost in thought for a while.
“Why don’t you ask me to apologise? I really shouldn’t have hit you.”
This girl, why is she still being serious?
Chen Dong was speechless for a while and stared at Gu Qingying seriously, “You don’t need to apologize to me, no matter what you do to me, I am willing to do it, if I really want to apologize, you waited for me for three years and came back to me when I was at my poorest, just this alone if I were to apologize, a thousand words would not be able to say it.”
Gu Qingying’s eyes flickered, and in her pitch-black eyes, it was as if there were stars twinkling.
After a few seconds, she slowly said, “But you have to promise me that you won’t be that impulsive in the future, you’re a man who’s going to be a father.”
Chen Dong was frozen in place.
Gu Qingying’s words instantly gave him a different sense of responsibility – the responsibility of being a father!
In a trance, he understood the deeper reason why his father had chosen to leave back then.
“Okay, I promise you.” Chen Dong nodded his head in response.
With Chen Dong soothed, Gu Qingying quickly went to sleep.
Chen Dong, however, had no intention of sleeping and lay on his bed, staring straight at the ceiling the whole time.
The disappearance of his father was bizarre.
Was it a coincidence, or was it man-made?
The head of the Chen family had disappeared on his own turf when he was in no danger, and under the close surveillance of top-level security.
He didn’t believe it!
Perhaps …… can only have a judgment when Elder Long and Kunlun return and ask for the exact story.
The night was as cool as water.
Elder Long and Kunlun finally returned to the Four Seals Clubhouse.
Chen Dong did not wake up the sleeping Gu Qingying and quietly gestured for Elder Long and Kunlun to walk to the courtyard.
From the beginning to the end, Elder Long and Kunlun’s faces were covered with sad clouds and incomparable gloom.
“Tell us what happened.”
After taking his seat, Chen Dong said calmly.
Elder Long and Kun Lun glanced at each other before Elder Long slowly narrated.
Only, the more he listened, the tighter Chen Dong’s brow furrowed.
There were no ups and downs reversals, no blood soaked killings.
To be precise, when Elder Long and Kunlun rushed back to the Chen family with the security team, the assassination was already over.
The murderer was killed on the spot by the Chen family’s security personnel, while the father, however, was nowhere to be found.
It was uneventful, as if it was just an ordinary assassination that could not be more ordinary.
But in the midst of such an ordinary assassination, the father was within the Chen family and had disappeared.
After hearing this, Chen Dong exhaled a foul breath, “Have you searched for my father?”
“Searched for Young Master.” Long Lao’s old eyes filled with doubt, “But the Chen family has dug up the ground, there is just no trace of the young master.”
Kunlun echoed, “Yes, and by the time we arrived, the assassination was actually over, and the Chen family’s top brass, including Old Lady Chen, had already sent a large number of household slaves and security personnel to search in all directions, but Master had just disappeared completely and without a trace.”
After a pause, Kunlun said, “Moreover, the assassin who assassinated was only one person, and did not have an accomplice.”
“Interesting.” Chen Dong sneered, a cold glint in his eyes.
Elder Long and Kun Lun also frowned tightly.
This assassination was too unbelievable.
Chen Daolin’s disappearance was unbelievable.
“Is there anything unusual about Old Madam Chen?” Chen Dong suddenly asked with a raised eyebrow.
Elder Long shook his head, “The Chen family is now in a mess, the old lady is more anxious than anyone else, the old master has disappeared, the Chen family is now without a head, this matter is still suppressed by the old lady, if word gets out, it will be extremely detrimental to the Chen family.”
The Chen family had all the money in the world, and they were high up in the clouds overlooking all the people.
Even the gentry were no different from ants in the eyes of the Chen family.
The sudden disappearance of the family head, once word got out, would definitely cause turmoil across the entire frontier, and would even cause major ripples internationally.
Even the Chen family would not dare to bear such a price!
Chen Dong’s brow was knitted tightly, his mind seeming like a ball of rotten cotton wool that he could not sort out clearly.
The disappearance of his father was indeed a blessing among misfortunes, at least for the time being it could be proven that the person was alright.
But to be missing was bad news again.
The only thing he could be sure of was that the person who had assassinated his father and the person who had helped to assassinate him were the same person, or the same force.
Beyond that, there was no clue!
“Young master, rest easy for now.”
Elder Long reminded softly, “The Chen family will do all they can to find the young master, the family head is missing, they are more anxious than anyone else, not only will they lose face but it will affect the greater good. It’s best to get on with the matter at hand, a year is a short time.”
“It’s been hard work for you all, go and rest.”
Chen Dong nodded his head and squeezed out a small smile.
Looking at Elder Long and Kunlun who had returned to the house, he felt a pang of helplessness within him.
Scratching his head in annoyance, Chen Dong suppressed his jumbled thoughts.
Now he could only pray that this matter was not a conspiracy manipulated by someone within the Chen family.
He was about to get up when a phone call came through.
It was from Chu Reed!
During the period when they were haunted by the horror of the assassination mission, the Zhang and Chu families had helped a lot, and it had taken a huge amount of effort to suppress the assassination mission from the Darknet from reaching the internet alone.
Now that the dust had settled, Chen Dong was grateful to the Zhang and Chu families.
After receiving the call, Chu Reed said with a smile, “Congratulations to Mr. Chen for getting out of danger.”
Chen Dong smiled slightly, he actually quite liked Chu Reed’s character and style of work.
At least, he was on Chu Reed’s side from the time the two Zhang Chu families came to pull him in.
“Thanks to you guys, I haven’t even come to say a word of thanks to you.” Chen Dong said.
“It’s not enough.”
Chu Reed said calmly, as her usual iceberg personality, “On the contrary, there is something that needs your intervention now, Mr. Chen.”
Chen Dong didn’t hesitate, since Chu Reed was looking for him, it was in all probability about the cooperation of the company.
Otherwise, with the energy of the Chu family in Kyoto, it would be easy to solve the ordinary matters, and he would not be able to ask for it.
“There is a small-scale film industry exchange meeting to be held in Kyoto in three days’ time, and both our Chu family and the Zhang family would like Mr. Chen to come and attend.”
Chu Reed paused and added: “Of course, one of them is because Mr. Chen and we are in a cooperative relationship, as for the other …… the Li family will come!”
Chen Dong dawned on him, “You’re helping the Li family pull their enemies over and reminding them not to choose the wrong person for revenge?”
“Which is not true, Mr. Chen is there to calm the scene.” Chu Reed said with a smile.
Chen Dong did not refuse either and agreed in one breath.
With the Zhang and Chu families were already considered allies in the same boat, there was no reason for him to refuse.
Besides, the Li family’s base was not in the entertainment industry at all, going to the film industry exchange and Chu Reed calling him on purpose, it was obvious that the Li family had come for a bad reason.
After all, the Li family’s group of idiots hadn’t figured out who had killed Master Li from beginning to end, and had lost out on the assassination mission of the Hidden Murder Organization.
With old grudges and new ones, the Li family should have exploded a long time ago.
“Li family, you are really a bunch of wine bags, so messy, do you want to let Old Master Li rest in peace under the nine springs, or do you want to die in peace?”
Chen Dong rubbed his nose and gave a cold laugh.
The latter two days were spent.
Everything was calm and quiet.
The assassination crisis passed.
Chen Dong also got all the companies and industries under his command up and running.
The only thing he was worried about was his father’s affairs.
In two days, despite the Chen family’s best efforts to find him, there was still no clue.
It was as if his father had really disappeared into thin air.
This matter was like a thorn in Chen Dong’s heart, and he could never feel at ease.
In the blink of an eye.
It was time for the appointment with Chu Reed.
In the morning.
Chen Dong arrived in Kyoto on a special plane.
When he stepped out of the airport, Chu Reed had already arranged for a car to wait for him.
After getting into the car, the group went to the hotel that Chu Reed had booked.
Chen Dong looked at Qin Ye beside him, “You are at least in charge of a ten billion dollar financial company, shouldn’t you be sitting in the company at this time, why are you following us here?”
“The film industry exchange conference hey, there must be female stars present, feast your eyes!” Qin Ye winked, with a silver slutty smile on his face.
Chen Dong rubbed his nose, “Oh, I thought you were specifically here to find Zhang Yulan.”
The smile on Qin Ye’s face froze and he said with a snort, “How can I, how can she be as good looking as a female star?”
“Qin kid, look at the Kyoto sky, dark clouds are gathering, it should be thundering.” Elder Long said meaningfully, “Aren’t you afraid of being struck by lightning if you lie like that?”
Qin Ye’s neck snapped and he was about to retaliate.
There was a sudden thunder and lightning bolt in the dark cloud-covered sky.
Qin Ye shrank back and shut his mouth in fear.
And Chen Dong also turned his head to look at the sky at the same time.
Dark clouds were pressing down and layering over the entire sky over Kyoto.
Even in the morning, it was like darkness had descended.
He rubbed his nose, “The storm clouds in Kyoto, they change just as fast, it is the Li family that still looms large.”