Chapter 20: A Deal
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Fang Yusheng’s anger instantly vanished.
Qiao Jiusheng’s heart turned cold as she looked at this man, who had instantly regained his composure.
She suddenly regretted seeking him. Was it right or wrong?
Other people thought that the Eldest Young Master of the Fang family was a gentle and easygoing person. Only Qiao Jiusheng, who had lived another life, knew that this person was actually a poisonous snake. In order to take revenge on Fang Mu, he could hide for decades, counterattack with one move, and instantly kill his opponent.
In her previous life, after Fang Mu had died, Qiao Jiuyin had planned to bring her children out of the country. Unexpectedly, they had met with a car accident on the way to the airport. The car had exploded on the spot, and the three of them had instantly died. There were no survivors. This incident had even caused a huge sensation in Binjiang City.
At that time, Qiao Jiusheng had already entered the nursing home. When she had heard this news, she knew that he could not be trusted.
The man in front of her was not a monk who was dedicated to kindness, but a demon who killed people like flies.
“You said that you’re Qiao Jiusheng?” Fang Yusheng sat back in his chair and asked, “Then my good sister-in-law, do you know what will happen if my brother finds out?”
Qiao Jiusheng quickly said, “The one who married Fang Mu is Qiao Jiuyin.”
“Oh?” He straightened his posture. “But everyone knows that Qiao Jiuyin is dead.”
“That was Qiao Jiuyin’s scheme. To marry Fang Mu, she deliberately caused that car accident, and we fell into the river together. She wanted to kill me, then marry Fang Mu in my name. The corpse that the police found was also fake. I’m the real Qiao Jiusheng.”
Fang Yusheng remained silent.
Qi Bufan, who stood beside him, looked surprised.
At this moment, he also thought about what Qiao Yunfan had said at the wedding. Everyone thought that he was crazy, but now it seemed that Old Master Qiao was probably speaking the truth. Qi Bufan carefully looked at Qiao Jiusheng’s face. The more he stared at her, the more he felt that she resembled Second Madam.
However, the Second Madam was still at the banquet, so the shocking insider information that this woman was talking about might very well be true.
Fang Yusheng remained silent for a long time. When he heard Qiao Jiusheng moan in pain, he asked, “What are you here for?”
Qiao Jiusheng sized up his face. It was a pity that Fang Yusheng was too good at hiding his thoughts. Therefore, Qiao Jiusheng could not read him. She suddenly realized that in front of this man, it was best not to play any tricks and that she should obediently answer him.
Thus, she said, “Qiao Jiuyin will not let me off. I want you to marry me. I want you to protect me from death.”
Fang Yusheng acted as if he had just heard a joke. “Marry you?” He mocked her. “If I marry you, won’t I just get myself into trouble? What makes you think that I’ll marry you?” Fang Yusheng really found it funny. Could it be that I look like Tang Seng and someone who has the hobby of helping others?
“Besides, do you really think that because I’m blind, I don’t have a choice? That I can accept anyone who approaches me?”
Hearing Fang Yusheng’s sarcastic words, Qiao Jiusheng did not answer but glanced at Qi Bufan.
Qi Bufan was stunned.
Fang Yusheng could not see it clearly, but as if he had opened his Heavenly Eye, he knew Qiao Jiusheng’s every move.
He spoke, “Just say it.”
Qiao Jiusheng retracted her gaze and said, “Because we have the same goal.”
Fang Yusheng: “Well, I don’t know what goal I have.”
Qiao Jiusheng replied, “You want to kill Fang Mu, and I want to kill Qiao Jiuyin.”
Fang Yusheng deeply smiled and laughed at Qiao Jiusheng’s ridiculousness.
“Who said that I want to kill Fang Mu? Do you think that I want to kill him just because his mother ruined my parents’ marriage?” Fang Yusheng pointed at his head and asked Qiao Jiusheng with a smile, “Do I look like a fool?”
Qiao Jiusheng stared at his head for a long time. If she were being honest, she found his hairstyle quite silly.
Of course, she would not say that out loud.
Qiao Jiusheng said, “If it were just ruining your parents’ marriage and breaking up your family, you naturally wouldn’t do that.”
Fang Yusheng tilted his head and continued to smile, indicating that he was interested in what she wanted to say.
Staring at Fang Yusheng’s face, Qiao Jiusheng said, “What if it included your eyes?”
All of a sudden, a cold gaze landed on Qiao Jiusheng’s face. The gaze came from Qi Bufan. The ring finger on his right hand moved, and killing intent appeared on his face. The smile on Fang Yusheng’s lips froze. He lowered his head to look at the ground, then raised it to gaze at Qiao Jiusheng.
“Do you know what you’re talking about?” Fang Yusheng asked in a threatening and murderous tone.
Qiao Jiusheng was a little afraid, but she was not afraid of death. She continued, “You want to sit on the highest seat in the Fang Family. You want to destroy what Fang Pingjue and Fang Mu value the most.”
Fang Yusheng’s expression became more and more unpredictable, and Qi Bufan’s gaze turned dangerous.
Fang Yusheng was conflicted.
Should I kill this woman to prevent any future troubles? Should I bury her alive?
At this moment, Qiao Jiusheng said, “I also know that you have been going on blind dates recently. However, it’s impossible for you to marry any woman.” Qiao Jiusheng paused. Seeing Fang Yusheng’s ears twitch, she then said, “Because there’s a woman hidden in your heart.”
As soon as she said that, Qiao Jiusheng saw an unbelievable scene.
Fang Yusheng opened his eyes.
His eyes were somewhere between lake green and olive green. They were clear and sparkling. Anyone who saw them would not be able to take their eyes off him. No wonder people have not seen him open his eyes before! Such a pair of beautiful eyes! Coupled with his handsome face, it looks mesmerizing!
At the thought that such a pair of eyes could not see anything, Qiao Jiusheng felt that it was a pity.
There was a woman hidden in Fang Yusheng’s heart.
Other than Fang Yusheng himself, no one else knew this secret. Even Qi Bufan and Aunt Jin, the two people closest to him, were unaware of it.
Fang Yusheng pursed his lips.
“Put her down.” He suddenly said to Qi Bufan.
“Young Master!” Qi Bufan disagreed.
Fang Yusheng: “Listen to me.”
After hesitating for a moment, Qi Bufan listened to Fang Yusheng and put Qiao Jiusheng down.
Qiao Jiusheng fell to the ground and quickly asked Qi Bufan to cut the rope around her wrist. She rubbed her wrist and only looked up after the soreness was alleviated. When she raised her head, she saw Fang Yusheng’s silent expression.
Fang Yusheng could not tell what he was feeling. He was actually relieved that someone had found out his secret and could share it with him.
Having someone who knew his secret was like having someone who knew of that person’s existence. This feeling was very good. It was good enough to forgive this woman’s arrogance and cunning.
How did Qiao Jiusheng know Fang Yusheng’s secret?
In her previous life, during the first two years after she had entered the nursing home, Fang Yusheng had become too famous. All the people in Binjiang City and even the entire country who loved to follow the news knew him.
Fang Yusheng had passed away three years after Qiao Jiuyin’s death.
His death was very strange. The day before he passed away, he had even held a birthday banquet. According to the people who had attended the banquet, Fang Yusheng had looked very healthy. There had been no signs of any sickness. However, the next morning, he was found dead in his study at home. He had peacefully died at the age of 55.
He had only left behind a will and a diary.
In his will, he mentioned that all his wealth should be used for charity.
As for the diary, it held shocking secrets.
A month after his death, Fang Yusheng’s notes of his later years were made public.
In the diary, he had written that he killed Fang Mu and his family. The reason he did this was that not only had Fang Mu destroyed his eyes, but more importantly, Fang Mu and his family had killed the person Fang Yusheng loved.
The diary revealed that Fang Yusheng had met a girl when he was young. After that, he had never seen that person again for the rest of his life. It was not because the two of them were not fated, but because that person was no longer alive.
Qiao Jiusheng had never cared about other people’s matters. She only remembered the last sentence in Fang Yusheng’s diary clearly and deeply.
This was the ending of Fang Yusheng’s diary—
I had never owned her, yet I felt like I had lost her countless times. Because every time I thought about her, I lost her.
My mother named me Yusheng because she wanted me to live a happy life. But I spent the rest of my life reliving my crush and heartbreak.
My life had been a lonely one.
If reincarnation really exists, I pray that she can live for a hundred years. If the heavens take pity on her and let me meet her again, then…
Perhaps, he didn’t believe in reincarnation, so Fang Yusheng had used a black pen to draw a line across his last sentence.