Back in the room, the subordinate at the door, the bodyguards and Qi Xiu Yuan were still in their original position but when Li Shi Qing and Xiao Li walked in, all their eyes swept toward them.
Xiao Li did not know his lips—that had been kissed—was still captivatingly red, holding a hint of saliva that was glinting against the light in the room. All he saw and felt was the look in Qi Xiu Yuan’s eyes that made him appear he wanted to fight with someone as if his life depended on it. The look was so intense that it made Xiao Li afraid, afraid that Qi Xiu Yuan would say some inappropriate words and provoke Li Shi Qing’s anger.
Fortunately, Qi Xiu Yuan quickly let his eyes hand low, while his uninjured hand clenched into a tight fist.
When Li Shi Qing went to sit back down on the sofa, Xiao Li stood behind him and heard him slowly asked, “Have you thought well about what you want to tell me?”
Don’t answer, Xiao Li stared at Qi Xiu Yuan as he nervously thought, don’t answer by all means. Let him reveal his cards, you must not act blindly without thinking.
Qi Xiu Yuan picked his head up and looked at Li Shi Qing while faintly smiling, “I thought about a lot of things but I’m not sure which one Qing Ye wants to hear.”
Good, Xiao Li tried to encourage Qi Xiu Yuan by keeping his eyes on him, but Qi Xiu Yuan seemed to be deliberately evading him, never once bothering to return his gaze.
“Don’t you already know what I want to hear?” Li Shi Qing leaned against the sofa, “I want to know why such a poor school teacher has the power to make the prestigious Sun Tingzhang be at his beck and call.”
Don’t be affected by his words, don’t be proud, don’t boast, and don’t answer him. Xiao Li clenched his teeth.
“Oh? Qing Ye also wants Sun Tingzhang to listen to your words?” Qi Xiu Yuan looked at Li Shi Qing, his face simply full of curiosity.
Xiao Li seemed slightly relieved.
Li Shi Qing laughed, “You are really smart. Who would actually believe that you’d never had your hands in the underworld before? That’s right, I want to Sun Ze Yu to listen to me. Qi Laoshi, can you help me out?”
Don’t answer. Just keep on delaying him like you did just now. Sun Ze Yu will not let his secret fall into someone’s hands. He will find a way to save you just as long as you keep delaying, Xiao Li stared at Qi Xiu Yuan to the point that even he himself knew that it was quite obvious but Qi Xiu Yuan never looked up at him.
“I am very happy to help,” Qi Xiu Yuan pondered, “but I have a condition.”
Hearing that, Xiao Li could feel his heart leap into his throat. Don’t be stupid, Qi Xiu Yuan, please don’t be stupid.
“What condition?” Li Shi Qing asked with interest, “I’ll try my best to satisfy it.”
Xiao Li held his breath.
“I want an electric wheelchair.” Qi Xiu Yuan answered.
In his mind, Xiao Li let out a very long sigh of relief. Good, he thought, keep delaying until he gets the wheelchair ready.
When Li Shi Qing appeared to be surprised, Qi Xiu Yuan smiled, looking rather embarrassed as he explained, “Sitting in this chair makes me look really uncivilized. I can only move one hand so it’s quite difficult every time I want to move it. Oh, that’s right…Qing Ye, can you help me find the type that can automatically climb stairs? Once, I’ve seen on the television, the armrest also had a place to put a cup. It can also be folded too. Very advanced …”
From Xiao Li’s point of view, he was not able to see Li Shi Qing’s expression. However, at this particular moment, he really wanted to know what it looked like.
“Okay,” replied Li Shi Qing, “I can give a call to let my subordinate order it. Just as long as Qi Laoshi is willing to help, I’ll give you the wheelchair right away.”
Don’t be fooled, Xiao Li silently mouthed, insist you want the wheelchair first before helping.
“Okay.” Qi Xiu Yuan answered while laughing, “I’m always willing to help out.”
Xiao Li eyes widened as he tightened his fist.
“Oh?” Li Shi Qing also looked surprised, “Then, you might as well say it. What information do you have to use against Sun Ze Yu?”
Xiao Li stared firmly at Qi Xiu Yuan, beckoning him with his eyes.
“This matter happened a long time ago. When Sun Ze Yu was younger, he did something wrong and left behind evidence.” Qi Xiu slowly said. This time, he unexpectedly raised his head and swept his gaze toward Xiao Li.
Are you fucking mad? Xiao Li use his eyes to ask Qi Xiu Yuan. Don’t tell me, you really want to tell Li Shi Qing about your parent? Or do you think that having the evidence in your hands, you can control both Sun Ze Yu and Li Shi Qing?
Qi Xiu Yuan looked straight at him as a small smile tugged at the corner of his lips.
Seeing it, Xiao Li was overtaken with cold sweats while his eyes were crowded with a look of desperation. Don’t be stupid, Qi Xiu Yuan, you can’t fight them. I beg you, please be smart.
“I am very interested.” Li Shi Qing said before he noticed Qi Xiu Yuan’s eyes and turned to look at Xiao Li, but Xiao Li had already turned away.
“Qing Ye, do you really want to know it?” Qi Xiu Yuan calmly asked, “Let me first remind you, knowing too much will only bring yourself more troubles.”
“The thing that I, Li Shi Qing, am not afraid of most of all is trouble.”
Xiao Li turned back, staking it all as he stared at Qi Xiu Yuan.
“That is good,” Qi Xiu Yuan said, leaning forward while his eyes remained firmly locked Xiao Li. “I’ve hidden this secret for many years …”
Xiao Li clenched his teeth, and completely ignoring the bodyguard on the opposite side of Li Shi Qing, he shook his head at Qi Xiu Yuan.
Don’t be so stupid, Qi Xiu Yuan. In order to protect his own secret, Sun Ze Yu will hurt and kill anyone in his way. What will your sister do? What will I do? You will die –
“I am Sun Ze Yu’s illegitimate child,” said Qi Xiu Yuan firmly, followed by a sly smile.
Those words caused Xiao Li to immediately freeze on the spot.
In reality, aside from Qi Xiu Yuan, everyone else in the room was completely frozen.