Chapter 23: What Sweethearts? She’s My Sister!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The two of them arrived in front of Ma Qingxue.
Qin Chuan was completely unprepared and felt extremely awkward.
“Erm… long time no see.” Qin Chuan scratched his head and smiled.
Ma Qingxue looked as cold as ice. She initially wanted to ignore him, but when she saw Zhao Xuanxuan standing beside Qin Chuan, she changed her mind.
If she did not respond, it would seem like she was petty. She thought Zhao Xuanxuan would definitely think so.
So, Ma Qingxue pushed back her aloof attitude. She, very abnormally, put on a smile and said, “Long time no see. Have you been well?”
Qin Chuan felt extremely surprised.
He did not expect Ma Qingxue to ask this.
If this is the case, can I think that she also has some feelings for me?
At this moment, Qin Chuan’s heartbeat quickened, and he became especially nervous.
On the other hand, Zhao Xuanxuan’s eyes looked like they were on fire. She openly glared at Ma Qingxue with hostility.
Ma Qingxue glanced at her, and the corners of her lips curled up as if she was provoking her. You want to fight with me? You’re still too inexperienced.
Zhao Xuanxuan stomped her feet in anger.
At this moment, Qin Chuan replied, “I’m doing fine. What about you?”
Ma Qingxue smiled and said, “Me? Same old, same old.”
“I see!” Qin Chuan nodded.
For someone like him who had no dating experience and low EQ, there was no way he could continue the conversation.
However, it was different for Ma Qingxue. For the sake of an overwhelming victory, she suddenly said, “Qin Chuan, I left in a hurry that day and didn’t have the time to thank you. Why don’t we find a place to sit down and have a drink?”
“Ah!” Qin Chuan was shocked. He stared at Ma Qingxue in disbelief.
He thought that a person like Ma Qingxue, with a cold and aloof female CEO personality, would rarely take the initiative to ask another person out.
She has brought this up herself… Does that mean she has feelings for me?
For a moment, Qin Chuan felt that spring had arrived. He felt that he was all well again.
Who said she was out of my league?
This is the comeback of a loser.
Qin Chuan calmed himself down. He was about to agree when Zhao Xuanxuan suddenly walked forward.
“Miss, I’m really sorry, but we don’t have time today!” Zhao Xuanxuan smiled.
Qin Chuan immediately pulled Zhao Xuanxuan back upon hearing her.
“Xuanxuan, what are you doing?”
Zhao Xuanxuan blinked, “Aren’t we going shopping later?”
“But I…” Qin Chuan had yet to finish his sentence and Ma Qingxue stepped forward, still smiling. “Since you don’t have time, let’s do it another day!”
Once she said that, Qin Chuan panicked.
“Lawyer Ma, I have time.”
Ma Qingxue’s eyes narrowed. “Didn’t she just say that you guys are going shopping?”
Qin Chuan smiled, “She’s just spouting nonsense. Don’t take her seriously.”
“Is that so?” Ma Qingxue let out a sneer which was unknown whether it was intentional or not.
Qin Chuan was just about to explain when Zhao Xuanxuan interjected, “I wasn’t talking nonsense.”
She looked at Qin Chuan pitifully. “You haven’t spent time with me for a long time. I just want to go shopping once. Is it really that difficult?”
“Ah, this…” Looking at Zhao Xuanxuan’s big eyes that were filled with anticipation and pitiful appearance, Qin Chuan felt extremely conflicted.
On one side was Ma Qingxue, who he had feelings for, and on the other side was Zhao Xuanxuan, who was like a biological sister to him.
Should he choose love or kinship?
He couldn’t offend either side.
It was difficult for Qin Chuan to make a choice.
As he hesitated, Ma Qingxue said coldly, “It seems like I’m being a nuisance. I’m sorry for disturbing you sweethearts.”
With that, Ma Qingxue left.
Qin Chuan was shocked.
What sweethearts? She’s my sister!
Qin Chuan wanted to explain, but Ma Qingxue had already left.
He chased after her.
There were people coming and going to the shopping center, and the flow of people was huge. Ma Qingxue was long gone.
Qin Chuan only sighed.
Zhao Xuanxuan walked over and held onto his arm, acting like she had done something wrong, “Brother, I…”
Qin Chuan was simpleminded, and he didn’t think too much about it. “It’s not your fault. This is just a misunderstanding. It’ll be fine once I explain it to her.”
“Okay!” Zhao Xuanxuan looked as if she was aggrieved as she nodded her head, but in her heart, she was secretly delighted—just a little!
Qin Chuan calmed down.
“Let’s go shopping!”
Zhao Xuanxuan held onto Qin Chuan’s arm tightly like a little girl.
But what they did not know was that… while they were shopping, a camera was being pointed at them from a corner of the mall.
Around three in the afternoon.
Beichuan Public Security Bureau.
In a secret room, seven or eight people were gathered together.
In the middle of the room was a long table.
On the long table laid a corpse.
The body was covered by a white cloth. Judging by the outline, the physique was the muscular kind.
At this moment, the door to the secret room opened, and a person walked in. It was Chief Wang.
Everyone surrounded him and asked anxiously, “Chief Wang, what did the higher-ups say?”
Chief Wang wiped the sweat off his forehead and said, “The higher-ups do not want this to be announced to the public. They’ve especially emphasized that it must not be leaked out.”
He looked at the body and let out a breath. “Fortunately the police were the first to discover this body. Otherwise, the consequences would be unimaginable.”
Someone asked, “What did Elder Chen say?”
Chief Wang replied, “Elder Chen is on his way.”
A few minutes later, Elder Chen arrived.
He walked into the secret room with a somber expression.
Everyone consciously made way for him.
None of them dared to say a word.
For a time, the secret room was extremely silent.
Elder Chen walked over to the corpse and lifted the white cloth, revealing the features of the corpse. It was Six.
Presently, Six wasn’t wearing any clothes. He was naked.
On his chest area, there was a purplish-black patch that was shaped like a palm.
At that moment, Chief Wang leaned over and said in a low voice, “Elder Chen, the forensics team have come to a conclusion.
“Your esteemed disciple received a powerful blow to his chest, causing his five viscera to instantly rupture. He was killed with a single strike.”
Elder Chen’s brows were knotted, and he asked in a deep voice, “When did he die?”
Director Wang said, “According to the forensic evaluation, it would have been around 12:30.”
Elder Chen’s expression changed. It was around this period of time when Six called him earlier.
Furthermore, he had just discovered Di Tai’s whereabouts, and he was killed.
This was too much of a coincidence.
Everyone observed Elder Chen.
They had all read through the forensic reports carefully. Six had been killed by a single palm strike.
This was Di Tai’s doing. He’s the only one who could achieve this.
Elder Chen placed his hand on the purplish-black palm print and closed his eyes as if he was searching for something.
After a while, he opened his eyes.
His cloudy eyes brightened.
He frowned and muttered, “External discharge of energy?
He had barely been practicing for a few years?
If he really had such skills, he’s a one-in-a-lifetime martial arts genius.
That shouldn’t be possible!
But what is with the residual Qi in Six’s body?
Was Six not killed by Di Tai?
Are there other powerhouses in Beichuan City?
Elder Chen wasn’t sure.
He had investigated Di Tai’s identity, how many years he had practiced martial arts, who his master was, and other information.
Therefore, he had enough reason to believe that someone else might have played a part in the killing of Six.