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358 I Left You Behind

    Lin Yan frowned, looking troubled. Why would Pei Yucheng assure her that he was fine then?

    She had assumed that, given Pei Yucheng's wealth and status, he would be able to hire the best experts to help him...

    "However, my brother is always okay when he is with you!"

    Even Lin Yan had realized this...

    Initially, she hadn't believed it and had attributed it to a coincidence.

    When the car was about to leave the mansion and turn toward the main road, Lin Yan told Pei Yutang, "Hold on. Turn the car back to the mansion."

    "Huh? You want to go back? Now?" Pei Yutang was startled.

    "Yeah! Now!" Lin Yan repeated in a fluster, worried that she might change her mind.

    She knew for a fact that the more beautiful something was, the more poisonous it would be. However, this time, she wanted to follow her heart...

    "Oh, okay!" Pei Yutang thought that she must have something important to do and hastily turned back.

    At the same time, outside the mansion's entrance...

    The light from the stars in the sky cast a dim, mottled light through the leaves of the trees.

    Pei Yucheng had been standing quietly at the same spot, watching Lin Yan leave. The cigarette he had lit up merely burned forgotten as the ashes fell to the ground.

    Although he seemed stoic and composed, the watch on his wrist said otherwise while it was beeping shrilly.

    Pei Nanxu was worried as he stood a few steps behind.

    The wind was a little chilly, and Pei Nanxu glanced at his brother. His health was a concern, so he reminded him gently, "Big Brother, we should head back. It's getting chilly."

    Pei Yucheng nodded slightly and threw away the remains of his cigarette. He stepped on it to extinguish it before he turned around.

    Just as the two of them were about to enter through the door, they heard a loud noise.

    Pei Nanxu turned around and was startled to see Pei Yutang. "Yutang?"

    Pei Yutang and Lin Yan scrambled out of the car.

    "Why have the two of you returned?" Pei Nanxu asked instinctively.

    Pei Yutang scratched his head and shrugged. "I don't know why, but Big Sister-In-Law made me turn back!"

    Pei Yucheng glanced at the girl and said calmly, "Did you leave anything behind?"

    Lin Yan strode quickly over to the man and raised her head to glance at him. "Errr... Yes..."

    "What is it? I'll help you look for it," answered Pei Yucheng.

    He was about to turn around when a small, soft hand suddenly grabbed his. His eyes met a pair of sparkling eyes a moment later.

    The girl mumbled bashfully in response, "I... I didn't leave anything behind... I... left you behind..."

    Pei Yucheng was speechless...

    Pei Nanxu was speechless...

    Pei Yutang was speechless...

    Pei Yucheng seemed as though he couldn't quite get over the shock. It had never occurred to him that Lin Yan, who had always been polite, courteous, and somewhat distant, would suddenly say something like this. Hence, he couldn't snap out of it.

    Lin Yan's cheeks flushed as the man remained dazed. She mustered her courage once more and reeled off in one breath. "Didn't you promise me a reward earlier when I won? You also said that I can choose anything."

    Pei Yucheng mumbled, "Yeah..."

    "Then I want to... I want to stay with you. Is that okay?" asked Lin Yan.

    Pei Yucheng was speechless...

    Pei Nanxu was speechless...

    Pei Yutang had been left speechless too...

    What had he... just heard?
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