Chapter 458: He Came Clean With Everything
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“This is exactly what I intend to check on. Old Master Wang is already advanced in age, so I don’t dare to notify him yet. I’m thinking of letting him know when things are cleared up with the investigation, in case he gets suspicious of our Kaide Corporation…”
Since Fu Huai’an put it this way, Vice-Director Fang immediately reassured him by saying, “President Fu, don’t worry about this. I’ll get some people to check on this right away. Once I have news, I’ll call you. It’s not convenient for me to personally investigate this myself, so I’ll have to trouble President Fu! Don’t worry about Old Master Wang… I’ll explain things to him later.”
“Ok, then I’ll be waiting for Vice-Director Fang’s news…”
After hanging up the call, Fu Huai’an’s lips arched up a little, his gaze dark and unfathomable.
Taking advantage of the opportunity while Lin Nuan was sleeping, Fu Huai’an grabbed his cigarettes and lighter and went out to smoke on the balcony.
Vice-Director Fang quickly got hold of the surveillance videos, and Fu Huai’an got him to send them to his assistant Little Lu’s email.
A short while later, his phone vibrated.
Fu Huai’an answered the call, and Tang Zheng spoke in a lowered voice, “Old Fu, that weakling of a rascal from the Wangs couldn’t take the beatings and already spat out everything he knows. What he said matches up to the surveillance videos…”
“What did he say?” Fu Huai’an asked as he flicked the cigarette ash.
“You remember the incident where Guangxia Pharmaceuticals was acquired by the Kaide Corporation?” Tang Zheng asked.
Of course Fu Huai’an had an impression. All these years, in order to consolidate the Kaide Corporation’s position, Lu Jinnan had been ruthless in the way he handled matters. In order for the Kaide Corporation to acquire Guangxia Pharmaceuticals, Lu Jinnan even broke one of the boss’ legs and forced him to sign with a knife to his neck.
Later, the lady boss of Guangxia Pharmaceuticals ran away with her brother-in-law, and subsequently, the boss disappeared after selling Guangxia Pharmaceuticals at an unbelievably low price to the Kaide Corporation.
“That Wang fellow’s new girlfriend is the daughter of that Guangxia Pharmaceuticals boss who suffered under the cruel hands of Old Lu. This fellow wanted to punish Old Lu alongside his new brother-in-law, so he deliberately sabotaged Old Lu’s car and had originally planned on beating him up to teach him a lesson. Who knew Old Lu’s car kept driving into the suburbs with no sounds, no stopping, so they kept following behind…”
Fu Huai’an took a puff of his cigarette, listening very attentively with his gaze lowered.
“That Wang fellow said that in the suburbs they didn’t dare follow too closely. By the time they found Old Lu’s car broken down on the road… by the time they found Old Lu, they chanced upon him hurriedly wearing his belt and giving his suit jacket to the disheveled morning news anchor Bai Xiaonian. They never imagined Lu Jinnan would bring a woman for a wild battlefield battle. When they heard Lu Jinnan was heading to his car to retrieve some water, they hatched a malicious plot. They thought of using Bai Xiaonian to threaten Old Lu, to make Old Lu break one of his own legs. Bai Xiaonian wouldn’t listen to any of this and directly jumped down from the second story. The three of them saw the unconscious Bai Xiaonian and were afraid of getting into trouble if someone really died. They were also fearful that the murderous Old Lu might go crazy and beat them to death, so they frantically ran away from the scene…”
Fu Huai’an was smoking his cigarette urgently. If Bai Xiaonian truly was raped by Lu Jinnan, she should have stood on the same side as the Wang fellow and his gang; why would she care about Lu Jinnan’s leg and jump off the building?
“Ok, I got it now.”
Fu Huai’an gazed at the bright moonlight that seeped through the tree leaves and landed on the cobblestone pavement in the villa’s courtyard. He clenched his jaw tightly, and the skin on the back of his large, cigarette-wielding hand clenched as he crushed the cigarette in his hand.
“Then, what do we do with the Wang fellow?”
Fu Huai’an spoke in a cold and calm voice, “Vice-Director Fang has already heard of how Old Master Wang’s grandson was so badly beaten that he is hardly recognizable and how my assistant found him by the roadside near the Night Palace…”
Tang Zheng knew how to handle the matter based on what Fu Huai’an had told him.
“Old Master Wang’s grandson was beaten up so badly and is currently in a coma, in critical condition. There’s got to be a scapegoat for this…” Fu Huai’an implied as he tapped the cigarette ash away.
On the other end of the line, Tang Zheng very unhesitatingly offered a solution too. “Understood. The ex-young boss of Guangxia Pharmaceuticals fell into bad times and tried to extort money from Young Master Wang, with his sister getting involved with the latter. He didn’t succeed in getting a cent, so he became furious and violently bashed up Young Master Wang. While they were entangled in a fight, Young Master Wang accidentally lost his footing and fell off the building. The siblings from Guangxia Pharmaceuticals feared they might get into trouble if they were exposed, so they drove Young Master Wang’s car to the city and dumped him in a bustling area. By the time Young Master Wang was discovered and sent to the hospital, the siblings would already have escaped Haicheng, their whereabouts unknown…”
“Take care of the timing at the hospital, don’t let Vice-Director Fang find out the timings don’t match up…” Fu Huai’an instructed as his brows knitted together.
“Old Lu there…” Tang Zheng paused in his words.
Regarding Lu Jinnan and Bai Xiaonian’s relationship, they dared not make wild guesses on their own. After all… Lu Jinnan’s brother, Lu Jinbei, regarded Bai Xiaonian as his darling; now that Bai Xiaonian and Lu Jinnan were linked together, they didn’t know how to face Lu Jinbei!
Fu Huai’an took out yet another cigarette and bit it at the corner of his lips. Fu Huai’an struck the lighter; the color of the shaking flame was like that of blood. He then left the metallic lighter on the rail of the balcony.
Fu Huai’an took a deep breath before shifting the cigarette away, his deep and dark eyes reminiscent of the dark night shrouded by a layer of chilliness from the moon. “Let me tell him.”
The next morning, Lin Nuan was worried about Bai Xiaonian in the hospital, so she got up at six to wash up.
Fu Huai’an received Bai Jinyu’s call informing him that Bai Xiaonian had woken and had been transferred to the normal ward.
Fu Huai’an subconsciously glanced in the direction of the bathroom and heaved a sigh of relief, hand gripping his phone tightly. “What about Lu Jinnan?”
“Lu Jinnan is in the ward talking with Bai Xiaonian. He chased everyone outside, even Xiao Bei has been shoved out of the room! The room was locked from within, so we have no idea what’s going on inside!” Bai Jinyu sounded very, very anxious. “Old Lu is so stubborn, I really fear he might hand Bai Xiaonian a fruit knife and grab Bai Xiaonian’s hand to shove the knife into his heart!”
Fu Huai’an wasn’t worried about this.
Bai Xiaonian would rather jump from a building than see Lu Jinnan break a leg for her sake, so why would she stab at Lu Jinnan’s heart with a knife?
Fu Huai’an didn’t fill Bai Jinyu in on the details over the phone though.
“Got it, I’m coming over right now…”
Before he even hung up the call, Lin Nuan had hurriedly come out from the bathroom, prepared to leave after changing her clothes.
“That’s all, I’m hanging up…”
Fu Huai’an ended the call and said to Lin Nuan, “Bai Jinyu informed me that Bai Xiaonian has already woken up and that she’s in the normal ward now, condition stabilized.”
Lin Nuan paused for a moment, visibly relieved, joy evident in her eyes. “I’m going to the hospital right now!”
“I’ll send you there!” Fu Huai’an offered.
Lin Nuan nodded and didn’t reject Fu Huai’an’s good intentions.
On the way there, Fu Huai’an didn’t say anything to Lin Nuan. Regarding the truth behind why Bai Xiaonian jumped off a building, it’d be better for Bai Xiaonian to tell it to Lin Nuan herself.
Although Bai Xiaonian had already woken up, so long as she had yet to see her in person, Lin Nuan couldn’t help feeling uneasy.
She was afraid Bai Xiaonian might take it too hard…
She didn’t even know whether to give Bai Xiaonian a hug or say something else when she finally got to see her.