Lin Ruoxi was confused as she stared at Lanlan who was bouncing up and down, imitating how she killed those bad guys.
Cai Yuncheng and others weren’t denying it either.
Lin Ruoxi subconsciously touched her forehead trying to remember what happened, “I...I killed them? How is that possible...I don’t remember anything…”
They could tell that Lin Ruoxi wasn’t lying. She had truly forgotten everything.
Cai Yuncheng and Yang Gongming exchanged gazes, both of their facial expressions looked concerned.
“It’s okay if you can’t remember anything. Nothing else matters as long as you’re fine.” Guo Xuehua was still overwhelmed by the incident.
Yang Gongming nodded, “Ruoxi, it’s fine if you can’t remember it. This incident is weird but you’ve been cultivating for some time so it’s understandable that you could do it. However, from tomorrow onwards, I’ll have you and Lanlan be escorted by bodyguards. I can’t have you both be in danger before Yang Chen returns.”
Lin Ruoxi nodded obediently because she couldn’t recall what happened, but she still couldn’t relax as there were no updates about Yang Chen.
Seeing how they have suffered from the kidnapping, Guo Xuehua cooked some lotus seed congee to calm them down and she even fed Lanlan a scrumptious dinner before asking them to rest early.
Even though they were glad to have them back safely, Yang Chen’s disappearance cast a dark shadow onto their clan which made them uneasy.
It was late at night, but Cai Yuncheng had yet to leave.
He cared a lot about the Yang clan, now that he was part of the clan because of his daughters.
Yang Gongming sat by the desk while looking at the photos from the warehouse with a deep frown.
Cai Yuncheng spoke, “Mister Yang, I’ve looked into these people and they were all from the Liang clan, raised by Liang Shengchuan secretly. They were all in the pinnacle of the Houtian stage which shouldn’t be underestimated.”
“The Liang clan is inactive, they couldn’t have entered Beijing without someone’s help. They had also gotten a police car to use as their cover.” Tian Long continued.
Yang Gongming put down the photos and took a sip of his tea, “They weren’t doing this for the Liang clan. If they wanted to seek revenge, they would’ve killed Ruoxi and Lanlan instead of trying to steal Yang Chen’s cultivation technique.”
“That’s what I thought too. The Ning clan is the most ambitious and they’re the only capable of doing this. But then again, I doubt Ning Guangyao would be that dumb.” Cai Yuncheng frowned.
Yang Gongming chuckled, “Ning Guangyao wouldn’t care about the suspicion. He would be fearless as long as Yang Chen’s not around. Even if we knew that he’s the culprit, we still wouldn’t be able to do anything to him. Well, there’s also a chance that someone framed the Ning clan as Yang Chen does have a lot of enemies…”
Cai Yuncheng concurred and as if he was reminded of something, he motioned Hai Xiao to talk about it, “Tell Mister Yang about our analysis.”
Hai Xiao nodded and stood up, “According to the traces of fighting and cause of death, we found out that if it was true that Miss Lin killed them, her technique is flawless. The forensic doctor confirmed that they were killed within 30 seconds which meant that one person was killed every three seconds. Even the best assassin’s might not have been able to do it flawlessly. Judging by the soldiers’ abilities and weapons, Miss Lin must be extremely familiar with pistols and knives that she’s able to predict the trajectory of the bullets and their movements. Only then can she kill all of them without being injured. According to our intel, it’s unlikely that you can find someone with such abilities even in the top assassin organization, ZERO. Yang Chen is one of them but it’s pretty impossible to find someone like him.”
Yang Gongming’s expression was sombre as he looked at the photos silently. He could feel the bloodshed of battle just by looking at them.
“From what we know, Ruoxi does have cultivation but it’s impossible for her to kill a dozen people with the same cultivation as her, not to mention that they are trained soldiers. If she truly killed them, she might be hiding something that we are unaware of.” Cai Yuncheng analyzed the situation.
“General, sorry for being blunt but for someone to have such techniques, they’d have to be talented at murder, and have to had also undergone harsh trainings for at least five years with experience at combat. I don't’ think she can have such hidden abilities given that her background is well-known by everyone.” Hai Xiao shook his head.
The room turned silent at his statement. They knew that he was right. There were strong records about Lin Ruoxi’s life from birth to adulthood so today’s incident just didn’t make sense.
Yang Gongming sighed in the end, “Regardless of the truth, please take care of them. As for Zhonghai, I’ll arrange guards from the Jiangnan military base. Time will tell us about the secret on Ruoxi…”
Back in the Jade Fox Palace in the Ten Thousand Demon Realm, Hui Lin sat on the lounge chair while staring at the scenery outside.
It had been her sixth day of being locked in the palace but Yu Xuening treated her well, and had arranged maids to serve her.
Even so, it didn’t cheer her up. As she couldn’t step out of the room, she could only learn from the maid outside the door that Yu Xuening had imprisoned Yang Chen without any reason.
“What are you thinking about? Your lover?” A melodious yet teasing voice was heard from behind.
Hui Lin turned back abruptly and saw that Yu Xuening was looking at her with an amorous gaze.
Even if Hui Lin was a woman, she was still briefly mesmerised by a beauty like her.
“You finally showed up, what are you trying to do to us?” Hui Lin questioned.
Yu Xuening twirled her hair and answered nonchalantly, “I only came at this time because I figured you would throw a tantrum if I came earlier. It is only common courtesy for me to visit my guest especially since you’ve calmed down now. As for my motive, it’s simple, I want you guys to stay here as my guests.”
“I’m not a fool! If you’re inviting us over as your guests, why did you imprison Brother Yang?!” Hui Lin was furious.
Yu Xuening sighed, “I don’t think you know him well. He’s stubborn and he wouldn’t have agreed if I told him that I want him to stay here for a few years, so I had to lock him up by force.”
“What…what are you talking about?! Years?” Hui Lin raised her voice, “You’re really planning on locking him up for years?!”
Yu Xuening thought it was plainly obvious, “Why? Do you want me to let him out and have him die at the Heaven Tower?”
“Of course not! But…” Hui Lin struggled to complete her sentence, “Are you telling the truth? Will Brother Yang really…die in the tower?”
Yu Xuening looked at her with a playful gaze, “You’ve been asking about Yang Chen from the moment I came in and you never asked about when I’ll let you go or what am I gonna do to you…it seems like you care more about him than yourself. Sister Hui Lin, do you really like him that much?”
Hui Lin was startled and she shook her head frantically to deny it but her flushed face said otherwise.
“I…I don’t, Brother Yang is my brother-in-law, why would…why would I like him?"
Yu Xuening’s eyes glinted as she asked, “Did you say…he’s your brother-in-law? That’s weird, why would a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law come into this realm together? You two were flirty too. Unless…you two cheated on your sister?”
“You…that’s slander! We were chasing after a bad guy and got sucked into this realm by accident. We knew nothing about this realm! Also, nothing has ever happened between us!”
Hui Lin said so but her ears were warm, being reminded of the time when Yang Chen hugged her in the dark. Even her voice was shaking from it.
Yu Xuening teased her, “Hear yourself out, you’ve been calling him ‘Brother Yang’ instead of ‘brother-in-law’ and this means that you do have feelings for him. Besides, Yang Chen was willing to bring you along even if you’re a burden to him. It shows that he cares a lot about you and there’s no point for you to deny it.”