“Xue-er, how are you?” Liu Mei sat down at her bedside, looking at Murong Qingxue’s pale face, and asked with concern: “Did you not say that you were going to take a look at Murong Qingyan’s end? How come you became like this? What has actually happened?”
“Mother, she wants to kill me, she wants to kill me,” panic-stricken, Murong Qingxue grabbed and pulled Liu Mei’s hand, repeatedly mumbling those words.
Even until she was unable to fully calm down. How could she drive away from her mind those icy eyes of Murong Qingyan, though not murderous they were, they made her scared to death. And above all, Murong Qingyan’s chilling parting remark left no doubt that she would definitely kill her if they ever cross their paths again.
“Xue-er, what’s wrong with you?” Liu Mei was bewildered when she saw her daughter’s behavior and patted her back hurriedly to let her calm down first: “Everything is fine, you’re alright now. No one will hurt you now.”
Slowly, with Liu Mei’s appeasement, Murong Qingxue regained her wits.
Liu Mei filled a glass of water and gave to her. After Murong Qingxue drank it, she pressed on with her questions: “Xue-er, what has happened after all? Who wants to kill you?”
Even if she was safe now, Murong Qingxue couldn’t forget what she had experienced just a while ago. She shut her eyes and forced herself to stabilize her emotions with great effort. After a long while, she opened her eyes and replied: “It’s Murong Qingyan, she wanted to kill me.”
“What?” Liu Mei was aghast: “Xue-er, is what you said true?”
Murong Qingxue nodded and told Liu Mei everything that happened in the courtyard in its entirety.
“What? You said that Murong Qingyan knows that we are the ones who stole the Rejuvenation pill?” Liu Mei’s heart jumped into her throat with this revelation and anxiously asked with haste: “What about the head and elders? Did they believe her?”
“I don’t know,” still deathly pale Murong Qingxue shook her head: “At that time the situation was so strained and tense that I didn’t have the mind to pay attention to elders’ reaction.”
This time Murong Qingxue felt apprehensive: “Mother, you say, would the head and elders believe Murong Qingyan? If it comes down to it, what should we do?”
“Xue-er, first, don’t worry,” Liu Mei took a deep breath in, painstakingly trying to restrain her own overstrung heart, and comforted her daughter: “Murong Qingyan certainly doesn’t have any evidence. The head and other elders may not believe her words. Also, Murong Qingyan created such a ruckus and caused heavy losses to the Murong family. The head and the elders will definitely not believe her words now. We should act prudently and not let anything show.”
“Yes,” Murong Qingxue nodded her head.
“Anyway, now that Murong Qingyan has left the family, it’s absolutely advantageous to us,” recalling this, Liu Mei’s anxious heart has somewhat eased: “From now on, there will no longer be a Murong Qingyan in the Murong family.”
“Hmph, this time Murong Qingyan got lucky,” after calming down, Murong Qingxue humphed coldly: “If it were not for this mysterious man helping her, Murong Qingyan would already be dead.”
“Who is that man actually?” Liu Mei asked: “Is he really that strong?”
“I don’t know who he is exactly,” Murong Qingxue thinking back of those eyes that held all the scorn for the mundane world in them, was unable to fight back a cold shiver running down her spine: “But he was very terrifying. With just a wave of his hand, he had seriously injured the head of the family. Perhaps, even if all the Murong family was added up to stand against him, it wouldn’t be his opponent at all.”
16th September part.