- All Mangas
- Heartwarming Aristocratic Marriage: Influential Master’s Wife-Chasing Strategy
- Chapter 551 - Making Excuses to Death, The Great Gods Appear (1)
Song Fengwan had already told Tang Jingci about what He Xi had done in private, but the evidence was all in Song Fengwan’s hands. She even thought…
She treated Song Fengwan as her younger sister from the bottom of her heart and thought that the two sisters could finally join hands to destroy trash.
She was still a little excited.
But Qiao Xiyan jumped out. His grip on her wrist wasn’t strong, and he held her gently. She struggled slightly to break free.
“Don’t move.” Qiao Xiyan exerted a little force, and his fingers moved down to hold her hand…
His palm was broad and strong, but it was covered in calluses. The feeling of holding it wasn’t very comfortable, but it was warm and firm, giving people the greatest sense of security.
Strictly speaking, this was the first time the two of them held hands.
Tang Jingci had bitten his lip and taken his first kiss… She had yet to hold his hand.
She exerted a little force and held his hand gently.
Normally, Tang Jingci should have shaken him off. But she actually…
… held his hand back?
But he quickly calmed down and started questioning Old Madam He.
“How much are two lives worth? How much money does your He family want to settle this matter with?!” Qiao Xiyan’s gaze swept past He Xi lightly, scaring her so much that she trembled.
Tang Jingci glanced at Song Fengwan at the side. Song Fengwan lowered her head and rubbed her nose.
She had originally planned to do this matter herself. But Qiao Xiyan had heard of her plan and directly said that it wouldn’t work if she did it. He Xi was too ruthless. If she hated her, she might stab her in the dark. So it was up to him to do this dangerous thing.
In the end, he became the hero saving the damsel in distress.
At the time, Qiao Xiyan had criticized her. He said that as a young lady, she shouldn’t keep having crooked thoughts and shouldn’t put herself in danger. He said that she should leave such a dangerous thing to him.
At this moment, when she thought of how he had said righteously that he wanted to protect her, Song Fengwan kept feeling that something was amiss.
Did Cousin trick me?
Was he waiting for this opportunity?
Cousin is definitely not such a person. His motive should be to protect me.
Qiao Xiyan’s remake about two lives had already caused heated discussions in the crowd.
“A life? Who did the He family harm?”
“Since he dared to say it, he definitely has solid evidence.”
“The water in this big family is very deep. Being that ruthless is possible. Is she trying to harm the Qiao family? Or is it that young lady? Why?”
Aside from He Xi, the three other members of the He family were all dumbfounded. When Old Madam He heard the discussions, her face flushed red. She was instantly furious and pointed at Qiao Xiyan. “You Qiao family brat! How dare you spout nonsense and slander our family!”
“Why don’t you ask your granddaughter about this? She knows best.” Qiao Xiyan directed his gaze at He Xi.
Facing Old Madam He’s harsh words, he wasn’t afraid at all.
“Little Xi?” He Shiqing called her on purpose, and everyone focused their attention on He Xi. “…” When Tang Jingci pressed her neck, He Xi was already so frightened that her legs went weak. Now that he mentioned harming someone’s life…
Her legs seemed to be stuck in a swamp, and a pair of invisible hands were pulling her down, making her feel despair and helpless.
“He Xi, what does he mean by that?” Old Madam He rebuked angrily.
“Grandma…” He Xi’s mind was blank. She felt as if she had been struck by lightning and was stupefied.
She thought that she had done it flawlessly and that no one could find her at all.
“Don’t call me. Answer my question first!” Old Madam He reprimanded harshly. “Normally, I can tolerate how willful and reckless you are, but there are some things you can’t do.
“Tell me yourself. Do you know what he said? Did you do anything illegal behind my back?
“If you don’t know, he can’t slander you!”
Old Madam He’s words were still biased and wanted to protect her granddaughter.
But she had also cleared the He family’s suspicions at the same time. She really had no idea!
Song Fengwan couldn’t help being impressed. Old Madam He’s thoughts really turned quickly. The older, the wiser. What she said was true.
He Xi took a deep breath. “Grandma, I don’t know!”
Actually, many people present could tell that He Xi was guilty and panicked. She definitely knew. Now, it depended on whether Qiao Xiyan could produce solid evidence.
“He Xi, you really don’t know?” Song Fengwan looked at her seriously.
“If you have the ability, then show us the evidence. I don’t know anything about a human life!” He Xi felt lucky.