The Wealthy Psychic Lady: 99 Stolen Kisses Chapter 1285 | an-xiaoning
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"Let me first ask you this. Do you have any actual girlfriends? If you do, things will inevitably get very complicated."
"I used to have one, but my family opposed to our relationship and made me break up with her. I had remained single ever since."
"Thats great. You said that you dont get along too well with your family and you dont have a respected status at home either. Since youre now aware that someone in your family is out to sacrifice and kill you, do you plan to retaliate? I know its a tough decision to make, but Id really like to know what youre thinking."
"Instead of living my whole life stepping on eggshells and trying to hide from danger, Id rather live a life thats fulfilling and according to my wishes. Although I dont quite have a place in my family, I still have a backbone. Im all set."
"Okay, well first start by defying your familys orders for you to marry a woman whom you have no feelings for. Thats the only way you can introduce my presence to them," An Xiaoning said before grabbing the mask from Xiao Bai and putting it on.
As soon as she did, Donggong Lianzhi stared at her in astonishment and said, "I really cant tell at all."
"Of course you cant. I bought it at an exorbitant price. It has served me well throughout all these years. The fact that your family has never heard my voice before makes things easier. Give me a wig tomorrow. No one can tell my true identity once I disguise myself."
Donggong Lianzhi smiled and remarked, "Ms. An, youve really given me an eyeopener. I see you in a completely different light now. I used to find you to be aloof and standoffish before I met you in person, and I thought that itd be impossible to meet you given my insignificant status. Thats why I did those things back then and ended up offending you unintentionally. However, it now seems that youre very grounded and personable. You dont put on airs either."
"Ditto. I used to have a bad impression of you before I found out that you didnt hatch a plan to harm me. However, theres something important that I must remind you about. From now on, you mustnt trust anyone in the Donggong family, including your mother. Believe it or not, Im the only person whom you can trust. We can only uncover the truth by cooperating with each other. Understand?"
Donggong Lianzhi nodded and said, "Yes, got it."
An Xiaoning removed her mask and said to Fan Shixin and Xiao Bai, "Shixin, bring Xiao Bai back to S Nation tomorrow. I can manage on my own here. Besides, itd be easy for your identity to be exposed. Ill pretend to board the flight with you guys tomorrow and sneak back here afterward."
Fan Shixin objected, "Young Madam I dont agree to it. I cant leave you here alone. We dont feel safe doing that."
"Ill inform Qingyan about this matter. The situation is much trickier than we had imagined. For safety reasons, we mustnt let them find out that youre my bodyguard. Otherwise, wouldnt the cat be let out of the bag? Besides, Im confident that I can handle everything here by myself. Ill deal with whatever comes my way."
Seeing how resilient she was, Fan Shixin decided not to insist any further.
An Xiaoning had a hard time falling asleep that night.
There was a twelve-hour time difference between R Nation and S Nation. Thus, it was the morning in S Nation at this time.
She gave Jin Qingyan a call just as he was about to call her.
He said, "Ive already heard it from Shixin."
"I told him and Xiao Bai to go back to your side."
"That works too, but you must take good care of yourself."
An Xiaoning lay on her side and kissed her mobile phone before answering, "Of course. Im starting to think that the Donggong family might be keeping some secrets that were interested in knowing."
"Smartypants, are you confident about finding out the truth?"
"I wasnt a police investigator for nothing. Although this is different from solving cases, dont forget that I also went undercover as a bodyguard in the Autumn Palace. By the way, hows your father doing?"
"Hes been rescued but he hasnt regained his consciousness yet."
The two of them continued to chat for a long while before hanging up.
"What brings you here?" Jin Qingyan asked with a frown upon the sight of Bu Xianxian.
Bu Xianxian placed gifts on the table and said, "I heard that Uncle was hospitalized and my parents told me to come visit him. Hows Uncles condition now?"
"His life is out of danger. You may leave now that youve seen him."
Bu Xianxians face stiffened and she asked, "Nick, may I ask something of you? Well could you arrange for a job for me? Ive been trying to look for a job but I havent found a suitable one yet."
"What kind of job do you want? What are some skills that you have?"
"Im fine with any job as long as its within my means."
"How about a janitor?"
Bu Xianxian took a deep breath before answering, "Is there anything else apart from a janitor?"
"The best I can do for you is to hire you as a receptionist at the front desk," said Jin Qingyan, who was willing to help her on account that she had once saved his life.
"I shall work as a receptionist, then. Will I be posted to the main office?"
"No, youll be posted to the branch office that used to belong to the Ye Corporation. However, Ive already acquired it. You shall work there. You may leave now. Ill hand my instructions over to my subordinates, and the human resources department will give you a call in due time," Jin Qingyan said impatiently.
"Alright," said Bu Xianxian, who left soon after.
As soon as she arrived home, Mrs. Bu asked, "How did it go? Did Nick agree?"
"He agreed to let me work as a receptionist at his branch office."
"Thats great. Xianxian, stay grounded and do well at work. Therell definitely be lots of outstanding men working in Nicks company. Itd be wonderful if you can find a suitable partner."
"Got it. Mother, just stop being so naggy. Its not like I cant hear you."
She then walked toward her room sluggishly, after which Mrs. Bu sat on the bed and asked, "Xianxian, I have no idea why, but I still like it better in our hometown. We dont know anyone here at all, and your father and I have nowhere to go to every day. Why dont we sell the house and move back to our nation?"
"Is there a difference? The tsunami had killed all of our relatives and friends. The situation would be the same as here even if we move back. I dont plan to go back there forever," Bu Xianxian retorted.
Mrs. Bu sighed and said, "Xianxian, youre a big girl now. Youre the only daughter your father and I have. We hope that youll settle down soon and give birth to children of your own. Well help you look after your children while you focus on working. This is the normal life that a woman should have."
"Mother, I know what to do. Didnt we already agree on this before? Ill definitely have children of my own, and Ill work hard to get the man I want."
Still feeling worried, Mrs. Bu chided, "Xianxian, you should really drop the idea of winning Nicks heart. Stop harboring any designs on him. I ran into the daughter-in-law of Old Li, the farmer who used to work in Wei Ni Estate, a few days ago. She told me that Ms. An and Nick share a very close relationship and that theyre very sweet to each other. Dont be too stubborn and obstinate."
Bu Xianxian retorted agitatedly, "My greatest regret now is not holding a wedding ceremony with Nick back then. Had we done that, An Xiaoning would have never had the chance to reconcile with him."