The next day.
“Madam, are you heading out?” asked the servant of the main house who saw Shi Sheng walking out, trying to stop her.
Shi Sheng stared at him fiercely, and the hairs on the back of the servant’s neck rose. Defeated, the servant stepped aside, “Please travel safe, madam.”
Shi Sheng took a man in a servant’s uniform with her and left. The previous servant was a little surprised. Why does that servant look kind of familiar?
Shi Sheng swaggered out of the main house with Ling Yi.
“Is this really okay?” Ling Yi asked in a low voice as he hung his head low next to Shi Sheng.
“‘I don’t know.”
Ling Yi stared at Shi Sheng in disbelief, “...” What do you mean by ‘I don’t know’??!?!?!
Unlike Shi Sheng, Ling Yi was betting his life on this mission right now. If he was found out by Leng Yan, let alone seeing Ying Su, he wouldn’t even be able to see tomorrow’s sun.
“I won’t die either way.” Shi Sheng retorted irresponsibly.
Ling Yi felt as if an arrow had shot through his heart. How could he have believed in this woman so easily? Is it too late for him to turn back now?
Ling Yi glanced behind them and noticed several bodyguards following them from a distance.
“You should be more positive, young man.” Shi Sheng said earnestly. “As the saying goes, ‘Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather *’, is it not? If you’re not even willing to risk a little danger to see your sweetheart, can it even be considered true love at all? “
[T/L note: This is a well known Chinese idiom, 人固有一死，或重于泰山或轻于鸿毛, which means “To lay down one’s life for a noble cause is worthwhile”]
Ling Yi felt his heart shudder, there’s no way he’s going to fall for this toxic chicken soup for the soul.
Wait a minute!
How did she know that he likes Ying Su?
“How do you know so much?” Ling Yi asked, “I didn’t tell you that I liked Ying Su last night.”
Shi Sheng recomposed herself, “But you just did.”
“......” What kind of trick is this? thought Ling Yi to himself.
Shi Sheng shook her head upon seeing Ling Yi confused.
Ling Yi’s character setting probably consisted of the attributes of a secondary character. His IQ wasn’t that high, but he’s the type to have excellent luck. So this meant that even though he may not be smart enough, he’ll be able to survive thanks to his luck.
Some people can live to the ending by just depending on their luck.
Unlucky characters like hers usually won’t even survive the first episode. Shi Sheng felt a sense of pride, knowing that she managed to survive until the finale.
“Madam, you can’t go in.”
When they reached Leng Yan’s place, a bodyguard on duty blocked Shi Sheng from entering.
“Why?” Shi Sheng asked in a serious tone.
“......” Young Master Leng Yan is now the master of this house. So if we say you can’t enter, then you cannot enter. How can you even ask why?
The bodyguard coughed, “If you’re looking for Young Master Yan, you should come later. He’s not here right now.”
Shi Sheng rolled her eyes, Of course I know he’s not here.
“I’m not looking for him. I’m looking for Ying Su...”
“Madam,” Ying Su suddenly came out of the house, interrupting Shi Sheng.
“Miss Ann.” The bodyguard called respectfully.
“The madam is here for me. Let them in.” Ying Su’s gaze swept across Ling Yi, her facial expression void of any surprise.
“This...” The bodyguard hesitated.
“Then I will head out and have a chat with the madam instead. “Ying Su replied. She didn’t want to give the bodyguard a hard time either.
The bodyguard hurriedly stopped Ying Su, “Miss Ann, you can’t go out. Madam, please come inside.”
The bodyguard thought that Ling Yi was the one that Leng Yan sent to follow her. So he did not stop him and let him in as well.
Ying Su sent everyone inside the place away and gave Sheng a cautious glance. Upon seeing that she was sitting on the sofa by herself, she pulled Ling Yi towards the corner and questioned him, “What are you doing here?”
“Ying Su, I’m here to see you.” Ling Yi was obviously short of breath when facing Ying Su. His head was facing the floor as he dared not look at her.
“Are you crazy? Don’t you know how dangerous this place is?” Due to Shi Sheng’s presence, Ying Su held her tongue after that sentence, “How did you end up here with her?”
“She brought me here...” Ling Yi then explained what happened the night before to Ying Su.
When they were in the Black Tiger Clan, Ying Su was the one who called the shots in their partnership. Hence, Ling Yi had already made it a habit to report everything to Ying Su.
“What? Is she really that kind?” Ying Su questioned suspiciously.
Ling Yi thought it was weird that Shi Sheng would help him, but he had no choice. He was desperate to know about Ying Su’s safety, and he wanted to see her at least once.
“Ying Su what happened to you? Why did the organization say that you betrayed us?” This was also one of the reasons why Ling Yi was so determined to see Ying Su.
Ying Su and Ling Yi basically grew up together. They were like family. They were childhood friends.
He didn’t believe what the organization told him, that she had fallen in love with Leng Yan and chose to betray their organization.
“Ling Yi, I’m sorry…” Ying Su dropped her head, “Please be careful on your own in the future.”
“Ying Su……” Did Ying Su really betray the organization? And left him there on his own?
After a few seconds of silence, Ling Yi asked a painful question. “Have you really fallen in love with Leng Yan?”
Ying Su did not answer, but Ling Yi already knew from the look on her face.
He had lived with Ying Su for so many years that they would understand each other even in silence.
“Does he…… like you?”
Ying Su gave a forced smile, “I don’t know.”
Although Leng Yan treats her really well, she constantly felt a disconnect between them. She felt as if she would never be able to enter his heart.
“Then did you actually betray the organization for him?” Ling Yi was suddenly upset, not caring about Shi Sheng, who was at a distance. “Ying Su, have you lost your mind? Now that you’ve blocked your escape route, what will you do in the future?”
What if Leng Yan didn’t like her?
The consequences of betraying the organization are dire.
Ling Yi was filled with regret. He should’ve stopped Ying Su from taking this mission from the start. If she never took this mission, then she wouldn’t have met Leng Yan. Then, all of this mess wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
But this unfortunate event did happen. Other than regret, there was nothing else that Ling Yi could do.
“Ling Yi, I know what I’m doing. Thank you for worrying about me, but you should leave soon.” Ying Su said as she extended her arms and hugged him.
Ling Yi’s eyes began to turn red, “No, you have to come with me.”
He couldn’t possibly leave her in such a dangerous place.
Ying Su shook her head and whispered, “Ling Yi, what’s there to do if I leave this place? The organization has labelled me as a traitor. It is now much safer in here than being out there.”
Ling Yi didn’t know what to say.
The organization believed that Ying Su was a traitor, so she will not be given another chance. Regardless of whether she had any unspeakable hardship, the organization would rather kill a thousand by mistake than let one go. This has always been their organization’s practice.
Now that she’s in Leng Yan’s turf, there’s no mistaking that she would be safer.
This protection and safety net is built on the notion that Leng Yan is unaware of Ying Su’s connection with the Black Tiger Clan.
What if he finds out?
Will he let Ying Su go?
“Ying Su, just come with me. We’ll leave this place and head to another country. It doesn’t matter where we go, I won’t let them find us.” As huge as the organization’s power is, they wouldn’t be able to reach every corner of the world.
“Where could we possibly go?” Ying Su muttered. Her voice was so soft that Ling Yi couldn’t make out what she was saying. Before he could ask her, Ying Su quickly continued, “You guys should go. Leng Yan is about to return.”
“Thank you, Ling Yi.” Ying Su began pushing Ling Yi towards the door.
When they reached where Shi Sheng was, Ling Yi could only stare at Ying Su with bloodshot eyes.
Just when the two of them were staring at each other, a sound suddenly could be heard from outside.
“Young Master Yan, you’re back.”
Following this sound, the once tightly shut door was immediately opened.