1134 Old Illness 5

Xi Xiaye kept the photos and report back into the file while the horror that gathered on her little face remained. She watched him silently without a word.

The side profile of Mu Yuchen's face looked calm and cool. After a while, he spoke and drove steadily on the wide road ahead before continuing in a lowered voice, "Haven't you always wanted to know about the accident? It's written clearly there. I'm sure you roughly know how it all started and ended after reading it."

Xi Xiaye took a deep breath and put the file back where it came from. She held a hand to her thumping chest and said, "Lingtian...he must have passed away painfully. I..."

He reached out to gently hold her slightly frozen fingertips as he asked softly, "Do you remember what I talked to you about a few days ago?"

Xi Xiaye thought about it for a while, then what he mentioned to her flashed in her mind.

"You want Detective Zhang to help out?" She turned to look at him.

One of his hands held the steering wheel steadily as the other held her hand before letting go. "I might not be able to always be vigilant against Doris. I think that if I let you help with this, it might be..."

Before he finished, Xi Xiaye already lifted a hand to stop him. "Got it. There's no need to say more. I understand. I'll contact Detective Zhang tomorrow. Don't worry. I'll get this done well."

He was glad and grateful for her understanding, so he did not say anymore. Tenderness flitted across his calm and smiling face.

Xi Xiaye quietly kept it away too. "I hope that this time, we'll find out something more. Even though you won't say much, I know that you've been feeling guilty over this. I can understand how that feels. Mr. Mu, we can't control life and death. Humans are actually diminutive before life. It's not up to us to decide on the kind of suffering, difficulties, or hardships we'll face."

At this point, she suddenly turned to quietly watch the side of his cool face. She could not help but sigh. "I feel like we have the fate of being worriers our entire lifetime. We have endless things to worry about. Maybe, if we could be a little more selfish, we'd live more peacefully."

"But everyone has their own way of living life. We're living based on the principles that make us feel like we're living more authentically," she said, then laughed gently before turning to lean on his shoulder.

"Madam Mu, that's not the way to console someone. You're having a realization, not consoling me." He squinted at her, then pursed his lips as he smiled while his arm circled her frail shoulders.

"I'm getting tired of consoling you since you won't listen anyway, so I might as well do something more substantial. You can't teach an old dog new tricks. You are always like that. If I still didn't understand you by now, I would've obviously put in a few words of consolation, but after knowing you, I'll just share some of your burdens."


Xi Xiaye did not want to think too much about it or console him. Instead, no matter what he did, she would support him unconditionally and go along with him. "Despite not having your reflection for a long while, your self-awareness hasn't deteriorated. It's something that truly makes me happy."

"I'm just doing this because you're pretty good to me. I told you, as long as you're good to me, I'll do anything."

She squinted her cold eyes at him while her gaze was sincere and gentle. "You'd do anything? What about murder and arson?"

"Sure, but before that, I'll definitely tell them that I was doing it on behalf of you!"

"Traitor!"

He did not whether to laugh or cry as he looked at her.

"I don't want to go to jail because of this, and then watch you get together with some other young girl. I'm not dumb."

At this second, Xi Xiaye suddenly remembered Gu Qiwu. She straightened up slightly and looked at him. "Hey, Mr. Mu, tell me, even with the feelings Gu Qiwu has for Doris, why would Doris still...?"

"Do you think everyone's like you? Doris is an ambitious woman. Even though Gu Qiwu's loyal towards her, he has a bottom line," Mu Yuchen explained.

"Mmm, Doris wants to swallow the entire Gu family's assets. It turns out that when some feelings are placed before benefits, they still weaken. All the love couldn't even stand the test? Mr. Mu, if one day I wanted to swallow Glory World too, would you be the same as Gu Qiwu?"

"You want Glory World? Would you want it if I gave it to you now? With your IQ, can you handle the whole of Glory World? If you were a truly capable career woman, I don't mind living off a woman. I'd stay home raising our son and make dinner while waiting for you to get home, living the easy life of a glutton."

"In your dreams! How spineless! If you really became a man that lives off women, then you'll depreciate in value, Mr. Mu!" She shot him a look of disdain.

"I don't think so. I'm a man with a wife and son. So what if I depreciate in value? Other people's opinions have nothing to do with me. Besides, even if I don't do anything right now and eat away our fortunes, it'd be enough to last us till the next lifetime. In another year or two, let's not tire ourselves. I've already stopped expanding into markets recently, stabilizing all my existing properties and making steady progress. As for the next 10 or 20 years, however Glory World may grow will be up to our sons," Mu Yuchen said matter-of-factly.

"10, 20 years? Do you know how old Xiao Rui and Xiao Cheng are?!"

"Xiao Rui would be 25 or 26, so he'd already be able to take on a lot. After all, I was also at that age when grandfather handed Glory World to me. We'll hustle for another 10 to 20 years. By that time, you'll be over 40, and I'll be 50. It'd be time for us to retire. Whatever it is, I'm done. If you want to continue going for it, I won't stop you."

"Our sons are so pitiful having a father like you!"

"A loving mother spoils her sons! Do you think they came into this world to live comfortably?"

"Wouldn't that be too harsh to the children?"

"Let's find a time to slowly discuss how to educate our children."

...

At Hospital T.

Gu Qiwu had gone in for quite a few hours now. It was only in the evening that he was wheeled out of the operating theatre and put into a ward for observation.

"The patient drank too much and it caused gastrointestinal bleeding. In fact, he has gastric problems all year round. If he doesn't take care of his health, it might get worse. I've already explained all that's needed. The nurse will come later to repeat everything that you need to pay attention to. The patient needs rest now, so it's best if all of you don't disturb him," the doctor said before he left.

Gu Lingsha's expression was tense as she looked worriedly at Gu Qiwu who was sound asleep on the sickbed without an ounce of anger. There were mixed emotions in her blue eyes.