Chapter 1556 What Are You Saying?
Xu Zhiqin’s matter had long become a thorn in his heart. It was impossible to get past it.
If she hadn’t slept with those old men, how could she have helped him get so many resources?
When he was with her in the past, he always felt like there was a fishbone stuck in his throat.
Thinking of this, he was calm and at ease.
In any case, even without him, she still had those old men. She was still able to get resources for Ji Rufeng. She was still able to do well in Nirvana Entertainment. This fully proved that she was full of scheming.
Since Xu Zhiqin was such a woman, she could not be blamed for being heartless.
He Xuyan spent the night investigating Pan Hongsen’s and Xu Zhiqin’s interactions. Previously, he was unwilling to understand their past and did not want to poke at her scars.
However, since Pan Hongsen refused to repent, He Xuyan could only use an unconventional method.
When Xu Zhiqin woke up, she rubbed her aching temples and walked out of the room. As soon as she entered the living room, she saw He Xuyan sitting on the sofa with one hand supporting his forehead and his long legs crossed. He seemed to be asleep.
Even when he was asleep, he still maintained an elegant posture. He was even more exquisite than those specially trained artistes. Xu Zhiqin couldn’t help but purse her lips and smile.
Only then did she remember that she was drunk last night and was in bed when she woke up.
She could hold her liquor well and had always been wary of getting drunk in front of outsiders. However, in front of He Xuyan, she did not seem to have such awareness.
She turned around, took the thin blanket, and gently put it on him. The man blinked and woke up, his eyes bright. “You’re awake?”
Xu Zhiqin was a little embarrassed. “I’m sorry for troubling you last night.”
“If I were afraid of trouble, I wouldn’t have come over.” He Xuyan sat up straight and raised his chin to point at the kitchen. “There’s hangover soup. Go drink a bowl.”
Xu Zhiqin’s face was very red. She took the opportunity to get away from him and immediately went to the kitchen to drink the hangover soup.
She had just finished a bowl when her phone rang.
She picked it up, and a voice came through the phone. “We’re from Jingdu Hospital. An old woman named Pan Ju is in the hospital. Are you her family?”
“Pan Ju?” Xu Zhiqin was stunned for a moment before saying, “I’ll go over to take a look.”
If not for the call from the hospital, she would have forgotten that she knew Pan Hongsen’s mother, Pan Ju. She had seen Pan Ju a lot back then and even helped her a bunch of times.
She put down the phone and said to He Xuyan, “Director He, I have something to do. Why don’t you go back first? I’ll call you when I’m done.”
“Are you going to the hospital? I’ll go with you.”
“But I’m going to see Pan Hongsen’s mother,” Xu Zhiqin said frankly. “I’ve looked for her before, hoping that she could help me clarify my relationship with Pan Hongsen, but she ignored me. This time, I want to see if there’s a chance.”
“That’s why I have to go with you. Besides, you drank so much last night. It’s not convenient for you to drive.” He Xuyan picked up the car keys. “I’ll drive.”
Since he already knew, Xu Zhiqin couldn’t refuse anymore. Since she was going out with him, she put on a cap and a mask. They went straight to the hospital.
With He Xuyan by her side, Xu Zhiqin’s originally flustered heart immediately calmed down. It was as if she did not need to be afraid even though she was facing something big.
After entering the hospital, the doctor said, “The patient’s health isn’t good, and she had a heart attack. As her family members, you have to be more careful.”
Xu Zhiqin pursed her lips. After the doctor left, she said, “Shall we go to the ward to see her?”
“I don’t mind going with you.” He Xuyan nodded.
Pan Hongsen came from a single-parent family. His father passed away not long after his parents’ divorce, so he took his mother’s surname. Previously, Xu Zhiqin had helped take care of Pan Ju a lot.
However, after the incident, Pan Ju refused to help her and did not even contact her anymore.
It was impossible for Xu Zhiqin not to blame Pan Ju, but she couldn’t force her to expose her only and most beloved son.
She was only here today to give it her all.
Xu Zhiqin didn’t actually want to see Pan Ju. She took a deep breath at the door and knew that the outcome might not change. She needed to mentally prepare herself before seeing the woman she had once taken care of but turned around to hurt her.
She lowered her hands to the side of her dress to encourage herself.
His palm suddenly felt warm as it was wrapped in a large palm.
Xu Zhiqin’s heart went numb, and her body couldn’t help but tremble. She looked up at He Xuyan, and her eyes were filled with emotions. She wanted to dodge, but she couldn’t help but be attracted by his gaze.
He was looking down at her. His long eyelashes half covered his dark eyes, and his expression was calm. The sun shone on his face, casting a shadow on half of his face.
“Let’s go in,” He Xuyan said softly, his voice warm.
Xu Zhiqin felt that she was full of strength now. All her fear and uncertainty were gone.
He Xuyan let go of her hand, and Xu Zhiqin walked toward the ward.
He Xuyan slowly followed behind her and stood at a distance from her.
However, that position was enough for him to shield her from any harm.
“Madam Pan.” Xu Zhiqin looked at the woman lying on the bed and no longer addressed her intimately.
“Zhiqin, you’re here!” Pan Ju immediately said eagerly.
It had been a long time since she had seen her like this. Xu Zhiqin felt like a lifetime had passed, but she knew very well that it was impossible for a single mother to help an outsider testify against her son.
She laughed at herself. “Madam Pan, haven’t you always had someone to take care of you? Why would you ask the hospital to call me?”
“Zhiqin, I’m sorry.” Pan Ju’s turbid eyes were filled with tears.
Xu Zhiqin: “…”
What was going on?
How many times had she begged Pan Ju to ask her to clarify things for her? When had Pan Ju ever bothered with her?
Not only was Xu Zhiqin not touched, but she was also wary. “Madam Pan, what are you trying to say?”
“I know everything. That damned woman, Yali, is really not worthy of Hongsen! I’m going to tell the reporters now that you and Hongsen were together. It was all that b*tch’s fault. She seduced Hongsen and made him think better of her. There are so many problems with all of this, and I’ll help you clarify everything! You’re the only one who treats me and Hongsen well. I’m really sorry. I know my mistake now.”
Pan Ju said with snot and tears streaming down her face.
Xu Zhiqin was shocked. Pan Ju’s attitude changed too quickly. Why?
Even so, it was difficult for her to be touched by this.