The sound echoed across the mountain path.
Even Elder Long, who was far away from the others, looked startled.
But Elder Long still resisted the urge to rush up.
The night wind was blowing.
Chen Dong’s pupils tightened and he looked furious.
The trip to the desert north was originally a mission entrusted to the Zheng family to a*sa*sinate Chen Tianyang in the Darknet Hidden Kill Organisation.
Chen Dong had already been extremely careful as the Chen family’s hefty punishment was at stake.
Even his flight itinerary was hidden.
Yet, he still encountered a chase in Mo Bei!
And it was a hunt that seemed to appear out of nowhere!
He had never forgotten this incident, and had asked Elder Long and the Jun Lin Group to investigate, but the results were all in vain.
It was as if the two helicopters at the time, and the a*sa*sination encounter at the Zheng family, were all a*sa*sinations for the sake of a*sa*sination.
But …… is this possible?
Secretly locked by a power, as if a fierce beast is always prying.
This kind of feeling, is not good.
“I know that back in the Zheng family, you also suspected that I was the culprit of your a*sa*sination, right?”
The mysterious man turned his words around and did not follow Chen Dong’s scolding question to chat on.
The anger on Chen Dong’s face intensified, and his chest was filled with anger.
However, he did not respond, taking it as a tacit acknowledgement.
In fact, initially he, Elder Long and Kunlun had all guessed so.
Because at that time, Kunlun had returned with injuries after chasing him out.
There were really very few people who could make Kunlun wounded in a short period of time in a one-on-one match.
When the Twelve Golden Guards tried to kidnap Chen Dong, Kunlun tried to stop him to his death, and it was only after the Twelve Golden Guards had paid with three lives that they succeeded.
So at the time, all three of them naturally a*sociated the culprit to the mysterious man.
It was only later that the helicopter chase and the mysterious man’s heavenly descent into the divine army once again shook their deduction into a dead end.
“Sure enough, I was the culprit.”
The mysterious man took a deep puff of his cigarette, and while exhaling thick smoke, he said somewhat despondently, “Let’s put the previous ones aside for now and talk about this time, this time it was indeed my carelessness.”
This time, the mystery man did not pause.
Nor was there any curving and selling, it was as if he was pouring beans out of a bamboo tube, dry and crisp.
“I was dealing with that power when you and Kunlun were robbed.”
“By the time I pulled back, it had already happened and Kunlun had long since been taken to the hospital.”
“Afterwards, instead of searching for you, I took refuge in this Tianmen Mountain villa area because I knew that that force would hit Gu Qingying.”
After a pause, the mysterious man stretched his back and gave Chen Dong a sidelong glance.
Even though he was covered by a human skin mask, Chen Dong could detect from his gaze alone that the mysterious man was carrying anger at this moment.
However, he did not explain, nor did he think of returning the mystery man’s anger.
What he needed to know now was what was going on!
The mystery man continued, “In fact, I did expect it, but I didn’t count on Chen Tianyang as a variable.”
“When that force made a move on your wife, I stopped it, that is, in the process of stopping it, Chen Tianyang appeared and took away Gu Qingying, afterwards I wanted to save it, but compared to Chen Tianyang that force was more deadly, I have been circling that force as well.”
There was a long sigh.
The mysterious man raised his hand and rubbed his face, “It’s just that I didn’t expect the final result to actually be Qin Ye’s life for a life, exchanging your wife back, if I had expected Chen Tianyang and prepared for both, this incident wouldn’t have happened.”
Chen Dong was stunned.
He hadn’t expected such a variable in the whole matter.
According to the mysterious man, Chen Tianyang was really a variable, stepping on the gap where the mysterious man and that power were circling around so much that they were unable to separate themselves before they succeeded.
Not to mention the mysterious man, even he and Elder Long had never expected that Chen Tianyang would suddenly come to retaliate with a certain death wish.
It was because of this that Chen Dong, at this moment, was frozen unable to refute the mysterious man’s series of sayings.
So …… he was a friend?
Chen Dong’s brow was furrowed and his eyes were full of doubts.
Since childhood, because of his experiences, his mind was far beyond normal people.
And immersing himself in the real estate industry for three years had also honed his set of skills to recognize and identify people.
But when faced with the mystery man, all his skills were useless, he could not see through him at all!
It was as if the mystery man was shrouded in his own disguise, unable to feel his true thoughts and emotions at all.
Taking a deep breath.
Chen Dong asked, “Alright, I believe what you said, so, I only have one question now.”
“What?” The mysterious man dropped his cigarette.
Chen Dong asked, “Who are you really?”
“Does it matter?” The mystery man smiled.
Chen Dong nodded without hesitation, his gaze incomparably resolute, “There is no free lunch in the world, I have always believed in this, and likewise, there has never been any help without any reward, if there is, it only exists for those who are closest to you, your appearance was abrupt, coming out of nowhere from that incident with Jiang’s family.”
“And then on almost every major event that followed, you were there, and if you were there to help protect me, I can’t really think why a stranger would be so kind to me.”
The words were spoken.
The mystery man, however, stood up by himself.
Stretched out a bit.
“It doesn’t matter!”
The mysterious man waved his hand and turned around before walking towards the Nissan, murmuring as he walked, “The situation is compelling, one day when it is your turn to know, you will know.”
Chen Dong frowned.
As he watched the mysterious man leave, his chest felt as if it was stuffed with stones, blocked to the brim.
There was even an evil fire that rose up to the top of his throat.
Showing up and speaking so much, just to explain about Little Shadow and Qin Ye?
Chen Dong’s hands quietly clenched into fists, his knuckles rattling.
Soon, the Nissan whistled towards the bottom of the mountain.
It even honked twice as it pa*sed by Chen Dong.
Long Lao walked up to Chen Dong and asked in confusion, “Young master, what was said.”
“He came to apologise, let’s talk on the way.”
Chen Dong exhaled a heavy breath.
The appearance of the mystery man had released something from his mind, but something still stuck in his throat.
On the way back, Chen Dong told Elder Long the full extent of the conversation he had just had.
Even though he was telling it, Chen Dong was still distracted, full of doubts about the mysterious man.
The matter of Gu Qingying and Qin Ye’s accident was known clearly.
But the bigger doubts never went away.
For example, who was the mystery man?
For example, who is the power that hides in the shadows and covets him at all times?
It was inscrutable and unpredictable.
Chen Dong felt his throat tighten a little, and it was even a little difficult to breathe.
He put the car window down and took two deep breaths with great force.
Then leaning back against the wheelchair in a dejected manner, he said feebly, “Elder Long, why do I feel that it’s no longer just about me competing for the Chen family’s headship? This pool of water is getting muddier and muddier!”
As the gloom hangs over the heavens.
The so-called light also became small and unbearable.
Just like Chen Dong’s sorrow at this moment, he thought his goal was the Chen family crown, the throne of the family headship, and the ten-thousand-foot glory that belonged to himself, his mother and Gu Qingying.
But at this time Chen Dong realized that what he thought was bright was actually just a small loophole under the shroud of gloom.
Now …… the gloom is beginning to overwhelm this light.
The invisible hand is stirring up this pool of water to become more and more muddy!
Rao Long was also caught in a long period of silence and confusion.
The Rolls Royce drove into the villa.
After parking the car.
Long Lao said in a deep voice: “Perhaps, only the master is clear about this matter, young master ……”
Chen Dong shook his head, his gloomy face suddenly smiling with relief, “Soldiers are coming, water is coming, this water is getting muddier, but even if it is muddier, in the end, the winner will be the king in the end.”
Elder Long looked at Chen Dong in dismay.
Had his temperament calmed down so quickly?
Rao Long, with Chen Dong’s sigh on the mountain path just now, had also become anxious.
It hadn’t calmed down until now.
Elder Long a*sisted Chen Dong to get out of the car.
When the two of them walked into the villa, the ground floor was still lit up.
There was still movement in the kitchen.
At that very moment, the sliding door opened.
Gu Qingying walked into the dining room with a cup of soup in her hand.
“What time is it, and you’re still busy?”
Chen Dong couldn’t help but chide, taking a heartfelt glance at Gu Qingying and the high bulging stomach.
These days, with one incident after another, everyone was suffering, and so was Gu Qingying.
Not to mention that Gu Qingying was still a pregnant woman.
Pregnancy itself was painful and arduous, and coupled with the torment …… the exhaustion endured was far heavier than normal people.
Gu Qingying smiled sweetly, “Anyway, it’s still early, Yu Lan is not eating or drinking in the hospital, so Sister Xiao Lu and I will stew some ginseng soup and send it over.”
At this time, Fan Lu also walked out.
When she saw Chen Dong, she was about to greet him, but once she saw Chen Dong’s face, she swallowed back her words.
The atmosphere was suddenly a little awkward.
Gu Qingying walked over to Chen Dong, lifted her jade finger and scraped the bridge of Chen Dong’s nose, laughing.
“Aiyo big fool, don’t just collapse your face over nothing, I’m not that delicate, I need a little exercise now too.”
“I’m worried that your body can’t take it.”
Chen Dong said heartily, and his face eased up a bit.
“With Sister Xiao Lu around, I’m not afraid.”
Gu Qingying said with a smile, then turned around and headed for the kitchen, “There is a lot of ginseng soup in the pot, I’ll serve you a bowl, this is something that Sister Xiaolu has taught me with great care and I made it with my own hands, you have to support it, big fool.”
A few words also eased the awkward atmosphere.
Chen Dong sighed helplessly and looked at Gu Qingying who walked into the kitchen, unable to say how much his heart ached.
This silly girl has really endured too much for me.
The soup was very thick, with a rich ginseng aroma.
I could tell that Gu Qingying had really put a lot of thought into the soup.
The previous Gu Qingying was a person who did not touch the spring water and only boiled water when she entered the kitchen.
Faced with Gu Qingying’s expectant gaze, Chen Dong gave a thumbs up and gave her a good compliment.
The four of them then rushed to the Lijin Hospital.
Chatting idly along the way.
Gu Qingying did not ask Chen Dong why he had disappeared so early in the morning.
This put Chen Dong’s mind at ease.
If Gu Qingying knew that he had gone to the Chen family to kill a man, and had made a trip to the ghost gate, I guess the girl’s eyes would be red again.
Night makes many places quiet and sleepy.
The hospital is an exception.
It is a place that carries the old, the sick and the dead, and at all times of the day, it has its own “life”.
Chen Dong did not go to the ICU first.
Instead, he took Gu Qingying and the others and went to Lin Lingdong’s ward first.
But at nine o’clock, Lin Lingdong had not fallen asleep and was reading the newspaper in the ward.
“Xiaoying has made some ginseng soup, have some.”
Chen Dong said with a smile.
Seeing Chen Dong, Lin Lingdong was a little stunned.
But in a flash, he returned to his normal self and nodded with a smile, “Sure.”
Chen Dong knew what Lin Lingdong’s demeanour had changed because of.
In all seriousness, Lin Lingdong should be the first person to know about his killing intent.
Just before the icu.
Chen Dong waved his hand, signalling for Elder Long, Gu Qingying and Fan Lu to go to the icu first.
After the three had left, there was silence for another two minutes before Chen Dong spoke with a smile.
“Didn’t expect me to come back so soon?”
Lin Lingdong nodded, “I thought things would be difficult, and that you would be skinned if not dead before you could come back like this.”
There was nothing false in his words.
As the underground king of Lingdong, Lin Lingdong only knew a little bit about the magnificent Chen family.
In his eyes, the Chen family was a god high above the clouds.
In comparison, he, the underground king of Lingdong, was at most a mole that the Chen family did not see at all.
“So you didn’t stop me then?” Chen Dong smiled teasingly.
“I knew I couldn’t stop you, and that’s why I followed you.”
Lin Lingdong shrugged, a trace of fear surfaced in his eyes, recalling the monstrous killing intent that burst out from Chen Dong’s body at that time.
After a pause, he added, “If it were me, I would have made the same choice as you, except that we both have different brothers.”
With a long breath, Lin Lingdong smiled despondently, “You and your brother, you are able to die for each other, while me and my brother, I can stick my knife in both ribs for my brother, but my brother can stick his knife in me twice.”
“Have some soup.”
Chen Dong waved his hand and joked, “My wife made the soup with a big belly, she used to only boil water, this is the first time she made soup, I must give five stars after drinking it.”
Lin Lingdong smiled brightly, picked up the soup pot and took a sip, immediately revealing his surprise.
“Then drink it all, I’m going over to the icu.”
Chen Dong said no more, contentedly pushing his wheelchair and turning around to walk outside the ward.
Just as he opened the door to the ward, Lin Lingdong’s voice rang out behind him.
“Lingdong’s side, I have already settled the arrangements, from now on there will be no more underground king in Lingdong.”
Chen Dong smiled faintly and left straight away.
Lin Lingdong’s gaze was deep and he smiled.
He knew that Chen Dong had always been scornful of his grey and unseen identity as the Underground King of Lingdong.
It was not that he was afraid of him, but simply that he was only afraid of this identity.
But Lin Lingdong himself is also clear, this identity mighty Lingdong, seemingly shiny, looked up to, but in reality, in the eyes of the big shots, in the eyes of the magnates, really not worth mentioning, just …… a street rat.
Outside the icu.
When Chen Dong arrived pushing his wheelchair, he was seeing Elder Long and Lone Wolf sitting on the side.
Gu Qingying and Fan Lu, on the other hand, were sitting to the left and right of Zhang Yulan respectively.
Zhang Yulan was holding the soup pot in her hand, but she was lost in thought, motionless, her face full of haggardness.
Chen Dong could not help but frown and pushed his wheelchair to Zhang Yulan.
Zhang Yulan, on the other hand, never noticed him.
Instead, it was Gu Qingying who shook her head helplessly at Chen Dong.
Chen Dong took a glance at the ginseng soup held in Zhang Yulan’s hand, and it was clear that not a single bite had been touched.
He frowned, “You are not waiting for him to wake up, you are fighting with yourself, or rather, you don’t want to wait for him to wake up and personally drape you in a wedding dress and let you hold flowers in your hands?”