Returning: Chapter 61

“I don’t know. She was doing just fine, then she suddenly collapsed when she was performing on stage. The ambulance hasn’t arrived yet. The doctor at the hotel came and said it was an allergy. But how can an allergic reaction be so severe? She looks like she can’t breathe, her face, her hands…it’s terrible, Mr. Xue, hurry up, I think she is in so much pain, her appearance is really scary, I’m so afraid she will…”

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Losing her

The lounge was inside the banquet hall. Once the heavy metal door closed, they blocked out all the sounds from outside.

Xue Zhan sat on one end of the sofa with his legs crossed, his posture looking comfortable and relaxed, but in contrast, his stern gaze intimidated people.

Knowing that there was a big problem with the juice he had prepared and that he could die with a careless word, the waiter tremblingly recounted today’s events, not daring to conceal anything.

After he finished speaking, Xue Zhan remained silent for a while before he spoke, “So, it was you who asked the question before she mentioned her allergy to citrus fruits?”

The waiter nodded. “Yes.”

He didn’t want to say anymore, but Xue Zhan continued to stare at him. He hesitated for a moment, then added, “I…I thought she was very beautiful, with a very good figure, and… thinking she must be just a low-level employee, I thought it would be easier to start a conversation with her than other people, so I took the initiative to ask a few words.”

Having said this, he hurriedly emphasized, “I really just want to get to know her better. I have never thought of hurting her. She told me that I would be allergic to citrus. I was exceptionally careful not to contaminate her juice with anything else. I really don’t know why the juice caused her allergies. Maybe… maybe she is allergic to mango too. “

Xue Zhan did not continue to ask, motioned for the secretary to escort the person out, and then smiled faintly at the hotel manager who had been listening next to him. “I don’t have any demands, it was my staff’s mistake to eat food they are allergic to. It has nothing to do with your company and naturally, you will not be held responsible. Manager Zhou can rest assured that I will not let it spread and damage your company’s reputation. “

The hotel manager naturally knew since Xue Zhan was personally interrogating the suspects, it meant the matter was definitely not as straightforward as someone eating food by mistake. But since it was not going to damage the reputation of the hotel, he didn’t need to ask for more details.

Once everyone had left, Xue Zhan leaned back on the sofa, lay his fingertips on his legs, and tapped his knees lightly, sinking into thought.

The temporary dessert area set up in the corner of the banquet hall was a blind spot for the security cameras. Even if the hotel is asked to look through the surveillance tapes and question the staff, at most, they will only find a suspect without getting real proof. Besides, he was already absolutely certain that Yu Fei was the one that meddled with the juice, so there was no need to do any extra investigation.

What really puzzled him was how Yu Fei learned that Zhao Yu was allergic to citrus fruits and why she would do such a stupid thing.

Based on what he had just learned, Zhao Yu unintentionally got hurt and Yu Fei was the one that impulsively caused it, and everything uncovered tidily with no reason for doubt.

But he still felt like something was off, he just couldn’t put his finger on what it was.

The screen of the mobile phone that had been placed aside lit up, and he opened it to see that it was Wang Qi texting him to report. Zhao Yu was in a stable condition and it was not life-threatening.

After a pause, he called the secretary Chen Zhao in again, “Please come in, Mr. Yu and Miss Yu.”

Yu Fei didn’t want to come to see him, but Chen Zhao’s seemingly polite invitation booked no room for refusal, and her father, who didn’t know the truth, had hopes that the two families could successfully marry, so father and daughter stepped in the lounge.

Xue Zhan regarded Yu Fei with a cold face since she entered the door. Waiting until she approached, he slowly dropped a declaration. “I just received news, my staff sent off to be rescued in the ambulance couldn’t be saved, already died. “

Yu Fei’s legs immediately weakened and fell on the sofa, her face pale.

Xue Zhan sneered and looked at Yu Fei’s father. “Does Mr. Yu know that his daughter is a murderer?”

“I am not!” Yu Fei looked scared and trembling with fear, “I am not! I didn’t!”

Xue Zhan continued to look at her coldly. “Knowing that she was allergic, you secretly mixed in orange juice, isn’t that trying to kill her?”

Yu Fei desperately shook her head. “No! I didn’t want to kill her, I just… Yes… just wanted her to embarrass herself, I just…”

“Tsk.” Xue Zhan snorted silently, everything was out in just one sentence, why would you need to investigate?

As soon as she sent the message to Xue Zhan, Wang Qi received another call from Xue Ziang.

This is already the fourth time Xue Ziang had called her.

When she received the first call in the ambulance, she thought it was normal for a boss to worry about his subordinates. Who would’ve thought that Xue Ziang’s voice was really strange? He was gasping heavily and his voice shook as he spoke, both anxious and in disarray, he kept asking her about Zhao Yu’s condition. It was so unexpected that she didn’t realize what was going on.

It didn’t take long for Xue Ziang to call her a second time to ask about Zhao Yu’s situation again. She understood then that the relationship between the two was not as simple.

After the fourth call, she answered before Xue Ziang asked; “We have already arrived at the hospital, and she is in the emergency room now.”

There was silence on the other side, and it took a long time before Xue Ziang’s trembling voice spoke: “Emergency… emergency room? Is it… dangerous?”

Even though the microphone, Wang Qi could feel the tension and fear in it. She quickly added, “Mr. Xue, don’t worry, while she is indeed currently in the emergency room, the emergency doctor has already said that her breathing and circulatory conditions are stable and there are no life-threatening indicators, but her symptoms may become serious at any time, so observation is needed. Don’t worry, everyone already arrived at the hospital. There won’t be any new developments. “

Xue Ziang finally breathed a sigh of relief. He raised his head and took a few deep breaths on the back seat of the car before calming down with difficulty. It was only then that he realized that his clean and smooth suit was almost entirely soaked in a cold sweat.

In this short half-hour, he experienced fear like never before.

When he arrived at the hospital, Zhao Yu had been sent to the observation room.

The observation room did not allow non-family members to enter. The doctor said that she needed to stay in it for six hours, monitoring her heartbeat and breathing at all times until she was completely stabilized. Only then could she be transferred to the general ward.

Through a window, he could even see the red spots on her face and hands that hadn’t disappeared. It terrified him and stabbed him with bursts of pain.

Looking at his red eyes, Wang Qi comforted him. “Mr. Xue, don’t worry too much, she is all right now.”

Xue Ziang squeezed his fist tighter and tighter, “It was my fault, I forced her to attend the annual meeting, it was me… I should have been there early, I shouldn’t have gone to the restaurant, because I didn’t protect her… she almost……”

Wang Qi had never seen him like this and didn’t know what to say.

However, Zhao Yu on the hospital bed seemed to sense that someone was outside the window and turned her head to look over with difficulty.

When their eyes made contact, Xue Ziang’s eyes turned hot, he raised his right hand and put it on the glass to greet her, and smiled at her.

Zhao Yu just looked at him calmly, without any reaction, as if she didn’t know him.

After a long while, two lines of clear tears slowly slipped from the corners of her eyes, and she turned her head and never looked over again.

The palm of his hand on the glass clenched into a fist again, and Xue Ziang moved his lips, leaning against the window and closed his eyes in pain.

He seems to have lost her.


T/N: I know I shouldn’t but a small tear falls for Xue Ziang. Poor boy. If you try to catch two deer at once, you’ll lose both of them.

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7 replies on “Returning: Chapter 61”

Yes ah, I am sorry for Xue Ziang, I also don’t like him at the same time. Xue Zhan is really smart, he really noticed something is wrong. I hope he doesn’t discover Yu er’s scheme. If he did please be an ally like shang lu. Thanks again for this

concubine Xiang had so much potential
too bad he’s being crossed off the list bc he didn’t choose her right away lol.
so far concubine xue zhan and ji su are top runners. I would’ve added Shang Lu but I know he wouldn’t put her on his priority list especially not now.

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