[Ding! Mission completed, you have obtained 309 points!]
[Ding! Growth Mission activated: The target Mu Zong has become bankrupt, so help him develop his company.]
[Mission Completion Reward: 500 points]
Mu Zong was the father of the girl that had been taken hostage, who was thanking Gu Xiqiao profusely.
Upon hearing the system notification, several thoughts flashed through Gu Xiqiao’s mind, but she knew it wasn’t a good place to talk about this now. She asked for Mu Zong’s phone number and sent the father and daughter away.
After some hesitation, Mu Zong left for the hospital so that the doctors could check on his daughter.
After so many events, Yin Shaoyuan had finally realized that he couldn’t underestimate Gu Xiqiao no matter what. The girl was just an illegitimate daughter that had been abandoned by her family, but she was talented and well versed in so many abilities. He had checked on her background, but he couldn’t get any indication that this girl had been educated in any of those, so the person behind her was definitely a mysterious and strong figure!
"Stand back!" Gu Xiqiao’s sound rang out as she waved for the guards to step back, her eyes squinted slightly at the terrorist. "System, what happened? Why did he spontaneously combust?"
Out of nowhere, the man had started burning with a blue flame!
[Ding! Your authority is insufficient!]
"Just tell me whether I can put these flames out." Gu Xiqiao looked in shock at the flames that were so hot that even the floor started to liquefy, what type of flames were these?
[You cant, Beauty Qiao, you’re too weak now...Please don’t be depressed, it’s already a great accomplishment to reach your level in just a few months!]
But it wasn’t enough, not in the slightest...
Gu Xiqiao gripped her fists tightly.
Yin Shaoyuan tried to go near the terrorist, but the flames were so hot that he couldn’t even stand stepping closer to him. Seeing Gu Xiqiao stand there calmly, he asked in confusion, "What is happening?"
"I don’t know, let’s wait for Brother Jiang." Gu Xiqiao inhaled deeply, and the system had already notified Jiang Shuxuan when the flames appeared.
"Are you sure he’s going to come?" Yin Shaoyuan’s eyebrows furrowed slightly. "He’s quite busy, so he might..."
Before he could finish, he saw Gu Xiqiao look into the distance, the golden rays of sunlight casting a halo of light over the girl whose cherry lips were pursed slightly. Yin Shaoyuan blinked, before looking over in that direction too.
Away in the distance, a silhouette that was becoming clearer was walking in their direction, his jacket hung on his arm. His figure was lean and his features were cold and dignified like a swordsman.
He stopped his steps and swept his gaze around the scene, his eyes colder than frost and ice, and the people that saw him couldn’t help but avoid his gaze.
Jiang Shuxuan looked at the ominous blue flames before glancing at Yin Shaoyuan, coming back to reality as he waved off his subordinates, leaving only the four of them on the balcony.
Jiang Shuxuan walked closer and raised his arm slightly, and the blue flames flickered and snuffed out without much resistance. Gu Xiqiao that was standing the closest to him felt a gust of cold air blow from the direction of Jiang Shuxuan, and couldn’t help but step back to avoid the cold that seemed to be able to freeze her soul itself.
What Gu Xiqiao couldn’t see was a black mist rising from the terrorist, before dissipating into the air.
Meanwhile, the system spirit’s expression was solemn as it looked on at the scene.
Yin Shaoyuan stepped back more than Gu Xiqiao and looked at the layer of frost that had condensed on the terrorist in fear.
"Bro Jiang," Once the temperature returned to normal, he walked over to Jiang Shuxuan. In the past, he even had a hard time contacting him through calls, so he had a hard time reacting at first. Was this Young Master Jiang always this free?
"Deal with the rest however you see fit." Jiang Shuxuan glanced at him, before turning over to Gu Xiqiao. "You finished your exams?"
He was 190 centimeters tall, and Gu Xiqiao was only 162 centimeters tall, so the near thirty centimeters of difference in height made it so that Jiang Shuxuan would have to lower his head every time they talked.
He looked at the terrorist, before sighing softly. "School let out early today, and there aren’t any more holidays until after the national finals. You sure came here quickly."
She raised her head slightly, her black and white eyes like an ink painting that was painted meticulously with a calligraphy brush.
Jiang Shuxuan nodded and handed her his car keys. "The car is downstairs, wait for me alright?"
Gu Xiqiao accepted the keys and nodded, pulling Xiao Yun who was still stunned by what had happened away with her.
Xiao Yun’s expression had always been serious and aloof, her face expressionless most of the time like a cold empress, and she had never been the type of girl to gossip, but today, she glanced at Gu Xiqiao repeatedly, as if she wanted to say something.
Gu Xiqiao couldn’t ignore her anymore and looked at her in question. "What’s wrong?"
"It’s nothing." Xiao Yun stuck her hands into her pockets, her brows slightly furrowed. "I have never talked with Yin Shaoyuan directly, but according to my brother, that man is extremely fickle and a showoff, and he had gotten into many flings with actresses. The Yin family is....Complicated, too. Just be careful, okay?"
She didn’t bring up Jiang Shuxuan because she didn’t know who he was, and the man looked more righteous and on the straight and narrow compared to Yin Shaoyuan.
"I’m not all that familiar with him either, but you can observe his ears when you have the chance. They’re red and wide and are shaped like a deer’s. This sort of person cares greatly about those he considers his friends and isn’t the calculating type, so...You don’t need to worry about him." Gu Xiqiao continued to reassure Xiao Yun as they walked.
Xiao Yun looked at her without saying a word, before going back to the second floor and buying the floral skirt from earlier.
When they exited the mall, Gu Xiqiao saw the Bugatti that was stopped across the road and glanced at Xiao Yun, and the latter knew that it was time for them to part. "Alright, my chauffeur is here. I wanted to invite you to my place for dinner, but it seems that now isn’t the right time for it, is it?"
"Next time, yeah?" Gu Xiqiao smiled at her.
Xiao Yun nodded, before shoving the bag that held the white floral dress into Gu Xiqiao’s hands before entering the white car that had stopped next to them.
Gu Xiqiao looked down at the bag before looking up at the white car that had already sped away, not knowing how to react. So the dress was for her?
She stood there and mused for a while, before entering Jiang Shuxuan’s car with his car keys. Guessing that he wouldn’t come out from the mall so quickly, she took out her phone and called up Mu Zong, and the call was accepted after a few rings.
Mu Zong was quite surprised when he got a call from Gu Xiqiao, and upon further conversation, he couldn’t believe what he had heard. "Miss. Gu, I already went bankrupt a month ago, and I don’t have enough liquidity to keep up a company. Tong Tong’s sickness can’t wait, so I was already preparing to pawn the company off to the bank."
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