Unexpected Second Chance At Love Book 1 Chapter 308
As the heavy rain continue to pour over City Z, Lu Tian stood outside on the balcony connected to his private house. His arm rested on the glass rail as he stares out to City Z.
Every so often, his hand would raise as he brings the cigarette to his lip.
He reaches into his coat pocket and takes his phone out. Dialing a number, be brings the phone to his ear.
The call only rang once before it is connected, and Xu Long's voice sounds from the other line.
["Um… Boss, I did as you had ordered. I followed the lady boss, but… Well, you see, it's like this, she entered Ji Mansion."]
Lu Tian furrow his brows as he listens. Why would his wife go to the Ji Mansion?
From the other line, Xu Long takes the silence as que to continue his report.
["I tried to enter after, but the guard watching the gate wouldn't permit. As a result, I could only wait outside. However, the lady boss had already left and is on her way back to Jade Condos."]
Lu Tian listened to the end, but he does not say a word.
After what felt like a long minute had pass, he only makes a mm sound and ends the call.
His hand holding the phone lowers and he stares at the picture on the screen.
It was a picture he had secretly took of his wife sleeping. She looked so peaceful that he couldn't help but capture it.
Staring at his wife's beautiful sleeping face, he starts miss her.
However, he locks the phone and put it away.
Taking a puff of the cigarette, he stares back to City Z's view and ponder in thoughts about Xu Long's report.
Ji Mansion is not a place anyone can easily enter as they please. The place is tightly secured with soldiers and highly trained guards. So…
Just as he thought this, a soft chuckle escapes his lip as he realizes something.
That's right, how could he have forgotten.
His wife is the leader of Fate. Her grandfather was the man who he once trained with when he was young at the Ji Mansion. She must have gone to visit General Ji out of respect for her deceased grandfather.
Lu Tian ends his thoughts and decides to not push it further. He kills the cigarette in his hand and without giving City Z another glance, he walks back inside.
As the rain continue to pour over City Z, the grey sky over Imperial has yet to shed its tears.
Yue Ling and Inu enters the lobby to Jade Condos.
"Miss Han, how is your afternoon?"
From behind the front desk, Manager Luo calls out as he walks to the human and beast. He held his hand behind his back and smiles.
Seeing him, Yue Ling stops and turn to face him. She smiles with a nod.
"Uncle Luo, my afternoon was great. Inu and I just returned from our little outing."
"Ah, I see. That's good."
Manager Luo maintained his smile and nod his head. He looks at the young woman and then the Samoyed. Knowing that Yue Ling must be tired from her day, he excuses himself.
Yue Ling bid the old man goodbye and walks in the direction of the elevator with Inu.
Once they entered and the elevator doors closed, Manager Luo takes his phone out and dials a number.
"She's going up to her place."
Oblivious to the things happening around her, Yue Ling and Inu exit the elevator when it reached the highest floor.
Walking to her penthouse, she sees a man waiting outside by her door.
He wore a dark brown leather jacket that covers his white tshirt and black jeans. Held tightly around his arm is a white motorcycle helmet and in the other hand a plastic bag.
The man did not seem to notice Yue Ling and Inu as he whistles to himself.
Hearing his name called, Lin Hui turns to look at the elevator. Seeing his boss, his eyes lit up and he runs to her.
"Boss, you're here!"
He lifts his hand holding the plastic bag and grins.
"I brought food!"
Yue Ling nod her head in greeting and unlocks the door. Turning the door handle, she pushes the door open.
Inu's fluffy figure pushes pass his favorite human and rushes inside. He was extremely tired from his training, however, he is also hungry. He gobbles down his food like there is no tomorrow and drank the water at the speed of lightning.
Feeling his stomach full to the brim, he hops onto his cozy and comfortable bed. The moment his body touched the bed, his snores quickly surface, and he drifts into slumber.
The little noble king did not realize that his actions had struck the two humans dumbfoundedly.
Yue Ling had already taken her shoes off, but when she was in the process of taking off her coat, she saw what Inu was doing. Her eye lids turned heavy and she felt embarrass that she is the mother of such creature.
Lin Hui who entered last had yet to close the door and felt his body turn heavy at the sight.
He had always thought Inu was a very well-mannered Samoyed. One who held his dignity high in the sky and makes one think of him as a king amongst beasts.
All that image completely shattered with a poof.
Yue Ling shook her head and finish taking off her coat. Placing it down on one of the white couches, she walks to the kitchen.
"Coffee or tea?"
Lin Hui, who was still in his own world, was quickly brought back to his five senses. He shakes his head and takes his shoes off.
"Coffee for me."
Yue Ling prepares the hot water on the stove and makes herself a cup of warm milk. As she did so, Lin Hui place the plastic bag on the dining table and sits down. He opens it and lays out the store-bought food.
The water finally boils, and Yue Ling prepares the coffee. When she finished, she hands the cup to Lin Hui as she sits on the chair across from him.
Lin Hui beam with joy when he felt the warmth of the cup. He didn't hesitate to drink it despite the coffee being hot.
The sweet, yet bitter sensation traveled down his body with its warmth. He felt his entire body melt like molten lava.
Yue Ling shook her head and takes a sip of her warm milk. She puts the cup down and looks at Lin Hui.
"Want to explain why you were not at the scene?"
Hearing this, Lin Hui's shoulders jump and chokes on the coffee.
He pats his chest and set the cup down. His face turns red and he touch the tip of his nose.
"Heh Heh. So you noticed… Actually, I was there that day. As a matter of fact, I never left my post once."
Saying this, he starts to open the lid to the food he bought, and his words continue.
"However, while I was watching that old bastard's every move, I found out that someone else is backing him."
As he spoke his words, he grabs the chopsticks and starts eating. He is extremely hungry.
Yue Ling furrow her brows, "What else did you find out?"
Lin Hui had just put a piece of meat in his mouth. When he heard her ask, he quickly chews and swallow.
"That day, I saw Lu Tian at the hospital. I don't know what he said, but the next thing I know, he was chasing after Doctor Xie with his men and police. I planned to intervene in the man hunt, but I saw a man go inside the bastard's office. The man quickly came back out with a laptop, so I had to leave the old bastard to Lu Tian and follow the suspicious person."
He finishes saying his last word and puts another piece of meat in his mouth. At the same time, he takes his phone out of his jacket pocket and pass it to his boss.
"The person I followed is the man on the right. He met up with the skinny guy on the left in an alley."
Yue Ling stares at the photo on the phone and she pout her lip in thinking.
The man Lin Hui followed is bald and chubby. She has never seen him before and neither has she seen the other skinny man.
Lin Hui continues to stuff his mouth with food, but he does not forget to keep explaining.
"Boss, I did a background check on both men. The bald-headed man works for Chu Qiang, as for the skinny dude, he works for Chu Li Xiang."
Lin Hui reach for a piece of jiaozi and put it in his mouth and his head slightly tilt.
"From what I found, Chu Li Xiang has been bribing his brother's men to work for him. Example A is that fat bald man."
Yue Ling quietly listens and she nod her head. She looks up at Lin Hui and the corner of her lip twitch.
If Inu's actions earlier made her speechless, then there's probably no word to describe how she feels about Lin Hui.
Lin Hui's face is smear with oil and sauces from the food, but he doesn't seem to care at all.
Shaking her head, she decides to ignore his hungry state.
"What about the medicine injected in grandma Nuo?"
Lin Hui pause from eating and he looks at his boss.
"That old man was very stupid. He continued to inject more medicine into grandma Nuo's IV, but…"
He leans forward and giggle his next words.
"He did not know that I had already connected grandma Nuo's IV tube to another bag and hid it behind the curtains. I just made it look like it was still connected to the one at her bed side."
Remembering something, his brows arch upward and he looks at his boss.
"Boss, this mo-"
Before Lin Hui could finish saying what he remembered, the phone inside Yue Ling's bag rang.
She stood from her seat and walks to retrieve her phone. Seeing the name of the caller, she answers.
She walks over to the floor to ceiling window in her living room, but frown when no one answer from the other line.
Her head slightly tilt and she moves the phone from her ear. However, seeing the call is still connected, she puts it back to her ear.
"Tian, are you done with your meeting? Hello?"
Still no answer. Yue Ling's brows crease tightly.
Finally, Lu Tian's deep voice sounds from the other line.
Hearing his sudden voice, Yue Ling couldn't help but shiver. His voice, no matter how many times she hears it will always sound seductive and pleasing to her ears.
She could feel her heart beat loudly and her cheeks flush, but she quickly clears her throat.
"Why didn't you answer? Is everything alright?"
["I wanted to listen to your voice."]
Yue Ling was stunned. Holding the phone with her left hand, she lifts her right hand and put it over her heart. She felt like cupid had shot an arrow full of love into her heart.
Her burning cheeks travel throughout her face and the corners of her lip curl upwards, but she quickly covers her mouth. At the same time, she screamed inside like a fangirl at her idol's meet and greet.
Lu Tian is too shameless for her heart. Yet, he can always stir her heart so much.
Of course, she cannot let him know, because he will use it as an advantage against her.
She quickly calms herself and clears her throat again.
"Tian, did you eat yet?"
["Mm. Did you?"]
"Not yet, but Lin Hui brought food over."
As their conversation continue in the living room, Yue Ling did not notice the head that is poking out from the dining room.
Lin Hui stare at his boss with heavy eyes. He cannot believe that he is being fed dog food by his boss.
His lip arc down and he sobs quietly but lack the tears. Looking down at the food in front of him, he sobs again and continues stuff his mouth.
For a single person like him, it's better to eat delicious food than listening.
That's right, food is forever his girlfriend.