Chapter 26: Leng Shaoting
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Normally, Gu Ning would be home 20 minutes earlier. And now Gu Man was worried about her.
Gu Ning instantly comforted her mother, “Mom, let me explain. My classmate has sprained her ankle by accident. I’m sending her home now. Please don’t worry. I’ll be right back home as long as she’s home.”
Hearing this, Gu Man was relieved. She always trusted her daughter. “Great, you must be careful yourself,” Gu Man said.
“I will, mom. Bye-bye,” Gu Ning said. She breathed out a long breath.
Gu Ning didn’t notice that the man at the back was a little upset and envious while she was talking to her mother.
Fenghua Luxury Mansion was the best living area in City F. It was near downtown, quiet and had the best location, amenities as well as environment. People who lived in Fenghua Luxury Mansion were either the rich or the authorities.
Gu Ning’s eldest uncle, Gu Qinxiang, had always wanted to buy a house in Fenghua Luxury Mansion, but it was too expensive to afford.
Each house cost at least five or six million yuan.
Though Gu Qingxiang has millions of wealth, he couldn’t afford it.
Gu Qingxiang’s assets included his movable and immovable property, while his movable property was merely around eight million. He also needed much money to run his company. If he used the money to buy a house, his company would go bankrupt.
Gu Ning, on the contrary, had made her mind to buy a house for Gu Man and Gu Qing’s family respectively in Fenghua Luxury Mansion.
Gu Ning was a skillful driver. She drove fast and steadily.
Twenty minutes later, they arrived at Fenghua Luxury Mansion.
The man got off the car the minute it stopped.
“Drive the car back to where it has been. I’ll handle the surveillance cameras. You don’t need to worry,” the man said, then turned around walking towards the gate.
Gu Ning didn’t care that the man was being cold. She knew that was the way the man behaved.
Besides, they were merely strangers.
Gu Ning drove the car back afterwards.
Another 20 minutes later, Gu Ning was back while the hoodlums were gone already.
Gu Ning had no idea whether those hoodlums had woken up and left on their own, or someone had discovered them then called the police. They might have been sent to the hospital.
Though the man had promised Gu Ning wouldn’t be involved, Gu Ning still wanted to stay away from what had happened tonight. She parked the car, then ran to her home.
Far away from the building they lived in, Gu Ning saw Gu Man standing at the entrance of an alley. All of a sudden, Gu Ning felt like crying. She ran ahead, and called Gu Man with love, “Mom.”
Gu Man treated Gu Ning so well, which moved Gu Ning and made her feel guilty at the same time. She shouldn’t have let Gu Man be concerned.
Seeing Gu Ning was fine, Gu Man was finally relieved, “Ningning, are you alright?”
“I’m good, mom. Let’s go back home!” Gu Ning replied. She held Gu Man’s arm, leaning close to Gu Man like a little girl.
Gu Man wore a happy face. The mother and her daughter went home together. Their shadows became longer and longer under a street lamp.
In a luxurious bedroom, the man was half-naked, lying on the bed.
There were many wounds around his body. Most were gunshot wounds that had already become ugly scars. Some of them were extremely unsightly.
Meanwhile, there were two bleeding holes on his left shoulder and waist. They were new wounds.
A family doctor was administering medicine to him, then wrapped his wounds.
The man was exactly the one who had made a deal with Gu Ning, and let her drive him back.
After a while, the family doctor left. A man in a grey Armani casual suit walked inside.
He was around 25 years old with white smooth skin. His eyes were deep dark and charming. Thick eyebrows, Grecian nose and perfect lips, all showed the man’s elegance and nobility.
“I’ve handled the surveillance cameras. Nothing left.” The man said with pride, almost showing off his ability.
“Great.” A simple answer.
The man asked with curiosity, “Shaoting, how did you manage to come back? And why do you need to destroy the tapes of those surveillance cameras along the way home?”
“Someone sent me home, but we stole a car. No evidence should be left.” So the tapes of the surveillance cameras must be destroyed.
Leng Shaoting said calmly, but the man was shocked.
“What? You stole a car?” It was so unbelievable that Leng Shaoting would do that.
“Enough, I need some rest. You can leave now.” Before the man could ask more, Leng Shaoting forced him to leave.
The man felt aggrieved. This was his house after all. How could the guest force the host to leave?
The man was upset, but not dared to say it out.
Thus he left the bedroom reluctantly, and closed the door for Leng Shaoting.
Leng Shaoting couldn’t sleep. He just wanted to stay alone.
The next day, Gu Ning got up at 5:40. She spent 10 minutes on brushing teeth and washing face. At 5:50, she left her home, running to her school.
Half an hour later, Gu Ning arrived at school. She bought herself breakfast, heading to the football field while eating on the way.
Gu Ning finished her breakfast on her way to the football field.
When she finally arrived, Mu Ke and Yu Mixi were already there. Both of them were running.
The two apparently wanted to learn kung fu well.
Gu Ning joined them afterwards.
“Gu Ning, good morning.” Seeing Gu Ning was here, Mu Ke and Yu Mixi greeted her at the same time.
Mu Ke breathed steadily, while Yu Mixi sounded weak.
“How many circles do you have already?” Gu Ning asked.
“Three,” the two answered.
Gu Ning was satisfied with the answer. A circle around this football field was about 400 meters. Three circles amounted to 1,200 meters. Yu Mixi had done well, given she wasn’t physically strong.
“Very well. Mixi, if it’s possible, you can have another two circles. If you can’t do it, it’s fine. You can stop right away.”