Chapter 306: Rumor
The three of them were pressed under the stone, so no one could move. Lin Momo asked nervously, “Haodong, you spat out blood. Are you alright?”
Qin Haodong, “I’m okay. It’s just a small injury. I won’t die!”
Qi Wan’er said, “Don’t worry, Sister Wushuang will come to save us immediately.”
Although she had enough cultivation and could easily rush out of the ruins, that would certainly aggravate Qin Haodong’s injury. Now, all she could do was wait for the rescue quietly.
They all quietened down. No one spoke anymore.
Qin Haodong’s posture remained the same, as if he were an eagle protecting two women in his arms. Under the heavy pressure of the ruins, he could not move. Even the blood on his mouth could not be wiped.
While she was being protected in the arms of Qin Haodong, Qi Waner’s heart was filled with warmth and sweetness. As the eldest miss of the Qin family, she had given up any dignity and chased after Qin Haodong. Although she had enough courage and felt deep love for Qin Haodong, she still had some regrets in her heart.
Qin Haodong had rejected her many times. Although he had finally agreed to have her as his girlfriend, he still loved Lin Momo more.
However, today she had seen that she and Lin Momo were equally important in Qin Haodong’s heart. He could spare his life to protect her too.
Fascinated by this thought, she hoped that time would stand still so that she could experience this love forever.
A drop of warm liquid fell on her cheek. Qi Waner realized that Qin Haodong was still suffering from a serious internal injury and could not even wipe the blood on his mouth.
Upon thinking of this, she somehow gently raised her chin, stretched out the tip of her tongue and licked the blood on Qin Haodong’s mouth. For a moment, a strong smell of blood filled her taste buds. However, her heart was filled with love!
Qin Haodong was slightly shocked. He hadn’t expected Qi Wan’er to wipe his blood in this unique way. Fortunately, it was completely dark under the ruins. The small interaction between them was not seen by Lin Momo, which saved him some embarrassment.
Lin Momo, who had not spoken, was flooded with guilty, self-blaming thoughts. If she had not spent a night with Tang Long before, she would not have caused so much trouble and Qin Haodong would not have been seriously injured.
However, it didn’t occur to her that, without that encounter, the story between her and Qin Haodong wouldn’t have happened either.
Outside the ruins, when the explosion happened, Saber and the others rushed to rescue the three of them. Then, the whole Daddy Security Company rang the alarm. Nalan Wushuang and Zhang Tieniu rushed to the scene of the explosion immediately.
Upon seeing the destroyed room, Nalan Wushuang asked, “What’s the matter? What happened here?”
Saber said, “I don’t know how the explosion occurred. The boss, Miss Lin, and Miss Qin are all under the ruins.”
When she heard that Qin Haodong was pressed under the ruins and hovering between life and death, Nalan Wushuang’s expression suddenly changed and she shouted in a hoarse voice, “Hurry up and save them!”
She was the first to rush in.
Although there were many people in the company, the area of the ruins was very small. Finally, only Nalan Wushuang, Zhang Tieniu, and some others conducted an emergency rescue at the scene.
Fortunately, these people were all masters at the level of Covert Power and were much faster than ordinary people. After about five minutes, they saw the three people, who were pressed down.
Nalan Wushuang asked eagerly, “Are you okay, Haodong? Did any of you get injured?”
For fear that speaking may affect Qin Haodong, Qi Waner answered before he could speak, “Sister Wushuang, we are okay, but Haodong is injured!”
When she heard that Qin Haodong’s life was not in danger, Nalan Wushuang was relieved. Then, she hurriedly cried out, “Hurry up, everyone, and get Haodong out.”
A few minutes later, people cleared the ruins on the three individuals. Qi Waner moved and walked out of the ruins with Qin Haodong in her arms.
“Haodong, are you okay? Is it serious?”
Nalan Wushuang showed great concern. Meanwhile, Zhang Tieniu, Saber and the others were also watching nervously.
Qin Haodong smiled with difficulty and said, “It’s nothing, just a little wound in my inner organs. Just find a place for me so that I can rest and regulate myself.”
Qi Waner hurriedly led him to a clean room, carefully put him on the ground, and then helped him sit cross-legged.
Qin Haodong took a healing elixir and began to use Genuine Qi to heal the wound.
Qi Waner and the others left the room and closed the door gently. Nalan Wushuang asked, “What’s the matter? How did the explosion happen?”
Qi Wan’er told the story of the Cyborg and then said, “I was careless. I thought it would be okay if the signal was cut off, but the Cyborg was unexpectedly equipped with a self-explosive device. Haodong got injured while protecting us.”
“This has nothing to do with Sister Wan’er. It’s my problem. If it hadn’t been for me, these things wouldn’t have happened,” said Lin Momo.
Nalan Wushuang comforted them. “Well, it’s over now, so don’t blame yourselves. Fortunately, Haodong is only slightly injured. He’s not in much danger.”
All three of them stopped talking and stayed outside Qin Haodong’s door.
They all loved the same person and were aware of each other’s thoughts, yet there was no hostility among them right now. They only hoped Qin Haodong would get better as soon as possible.
Qin Haodong spat out two mouthfuls of blood. However, the internal injury he had suffered was not too serious. It was only because the explosion had been so violent that his internal organs had gotten hurt. However, Qingmu Emperor’s genuine Qi was the best healing medicine. After the genuine Qi had been running for three circles, the injury in his body was healed.
An hour later, he walked out of the room full of energy, his ragged clothes looking funny.
“Haodong, how are you? Are you okay?”
Upon seeing him get out of the room, the three women all wanted to rush into his arms. However, after thinking of the other two, they all restrained themselves. The atmosphere was a bit awkward for a while.
“I’m fine. Are you hurt?”
Qin Haodong addressed Lin Momo and Qi Wan’er.
“We’re fine too!”
The two of them answered together.
Four people got together, yet there was no common topic for a while. Qin Haodong wanted to say something to ease the awkward atmosphere, but Lin Momo’s cell phone rang.
Liu Yage was calling. She said eagerly, “Momo, is that you? Are you alright? What about Haodong? Is he okay?”
It was very quiet around, so Liu Yage’s eager voice was heard clearly by everyone.
Lin Momo was stunned for a moment before saying, “I’m okay, and so is Haodong. Why did you ask this all of a sudden?”
“That’s good! Great! I was almost scared to death!” Liu Yage took a long breath and then said, “I don’t know who fabricated this rumor, but it’s said that you and Haodong were assassinated and both of you were killed. The Internet is plagued by this rumor.
Many reporters have arrived at Tangmen Company and are waiting outside. The employees in the company also heard the news. People were too flustered to work normally.”
“Sister Liu, don’t worry. You should inform the employees of the company that we’re okay. We’ll come back soon. Tell them to rest assured and go back to work. Tell the reporters that they can keep waiting. When they see me and Haodong, the rumor will be automatically proven wrong!”
Lin Momo hung up and turned to Qin Haodong.
“It seems that Wilson Company must think the two of us are dead. That’s why they spread this rumor. Their purpose is to destroy the production of the Blood Revival Pill.” Qin Haodong took Lin Momo’s hand and said, “Let’s go. Let’s go back now.”
“Wait a minute,” Nalan Wushuang said, “Look what you look like now. Anyone who sees you will know that you were actually assassinated. You should take a bath and change clothes before you go back.”
Qin Haodong and Lin Momo took a look at each other. They were both dusty and ragged. They were definitely not ready to appear in front of the public.
Thus, they rushed into the bathroom of the company and took a bath as fast as they could. Nalan Wushuang found new clothes for them. Then, they got into the car and rushed to Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company under the escort of Saber and the others.
Qin Haodong took out his cell phone and had a look. By now, the news about him and Lin Momo occupied the headlines of all the major online media.
“Qin Haodong, the inventor of the Blood Revival Pill, was assassinated at noon today. Whether it was a crime of passion or a homicide remains unknown…”
“Qin Haodong, the major shareholder of Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company, and Lin Momo, the president, died of love due to the intervention of a third party…”
“The Blood Revival Pill was a scam. A patient took the pill and died. His family killed Qin Haodong, who was the inventor…”
“The Blood Revival Pill’s leukemia treatment was a complete lie. While the authorities were about to investigate and deal with it, the people in charge committed suicide together…”
All kinds of news about them were all over the Internet, but there was one thing the articles had in common: They all agreed that Qin Haodong and Lin Momo were dead.
This news caused a huge stir on the Internet. However, due to the strict security measures of Daddy Security Company, no pictures of the explosion leaked out. At the same time, this caused many people to speculate and suspect what was happening.
Qin Haodong handed Lin Momo his cell phone and said with a smile, “The people of Wilson Company are quite confident that they can kill me by making a Cyborg. When we show up, I don’t know how surprised they will be.”
After putting down his cell phone, Lin Momo gazed at him with burning eyes and said, “Actually, they have good reason to think so. If you didn’t protect me with your life today, I would really be dead now.”
“It’s my fault,” Qin Haodong said, “I was too careless. I forgot that these people can set gadgets in a Cyborg. Otherwise, this would not have happened.”
Lin Momo sighed. “I think that it all comes down to me. If I hadn’t gotten drunk years ago, today’s events would not have happened.”
Qin Haodong, who didn’t want her to blame herself, hurriedly comforted her. “How can you say that? If you hadn’t gotten drunk, we wouldn’t have had such a lovely daughter.”
Although Lin Momo didn’t say anything else, she was still depressed.
They went back to Tangmen Company. As soon as they drove through the gate, they were surrounded by a lot of reporters.
Qin Haodong took Lin Momo’s hand and they walked out of the car together. The cameras flashed in the reporters’ hands. When they saw that the two of them were intact, all the rumors on the Internet disappeared.
Of course, these journalists didn’t want to return with nothing. Thus, they gathered around and started asking questions.
“Mr. Qin, have you seen the news on the Internet? How do you feel about the news?”
“President Lin, where have you and Mr. Qin been?”
“Doctor Qin, it’s said that you and Miss Lin met a killer. Is that true?”
Qin Haodong stopped and said, “I’m standing here with Momo, so you should know that the news on the Internet were mere rumors. Those who are against Tangmen Company will pay the price sooner or later.”
Then, he shot a deep look at the camera.