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Chapter 1284: You Lied to Me!


Because of Ji Wei, the dagger didn’t stab into his heart. But his arm was still injured.


His white shirt instantly soaked with blood.


Seeing what Qiao Yanze had done, Ji Hong was extremely shocked. After what happened to his family, this boy had become a lot more mature and strategized his actions now.


He invited Weiwei tonight and sat next to her because he knew that Weiwei would definitely do everything to prevent him from dying after he took out the dagger.


However, he still did it and injured himself.


He had already used his life to repay Weiwei’s favor to him. How could they continue to use it to kidnap him and make him marry Weiwei?


He had calculated everything!


Ji Wei stood up, waving his hands. “Since you have already decided, nothing else I say will help. Weiwei, help Yanze clean his wound and talk it out with him. I’ll leave first!”



In another private room.


Seeing that Cen Xi had been dazed ever since she returned from the toilets, Bai Lin asked with furrowed eyebrows. “Xiao Xi, what’s wrong?”


Cen Xi shook her head with a smile. “I’m fine, Brother Bai Lin.”


“You’re not.” Bai Lin said surely, “You have been troubled since I saw you today.”


Bai Lin’s expression darkened. “Is Young Master Qiao still troubling you for your older sister’s matters?”


Cen Xi froze for a second. “No.”


“Xiao Xi, stay far away from Young Master Qiao if you see him again. He was almost tortured to death by a drug addiction and his mother committed suicide during that period as well. There is a deep hatred hidden in his heart. Although your older sister is dead, he won’t let you off so easily.”


Cen Xi looked down, not daring to look at Bai Lin.


If Brother Bai Lin found out that she was cohabiting with Qiao Yanze and that they had slept together, he would definitely find her to be the world’s greatest fool!


Cen Xi was distracted for the entire meal.


After they were done, Cen Xi didn’t let Bai Lin send her back. She walked out of the hotel and walked forward aimlessly along the road.



It was nine at night.


Qiao Yanze had gone to the hospital before he returned to the villa. When the maid saw him return, she hurriedly welcomed him. “Third Young Master, you’re back.”


Qiao Yanze glanced around the living room. Usually, before he returned, Cen Xi would either be reading or watching the television in the living room on the sofa. However, the sofa was empty tonight and he couldn’t see her anywhere.


Where was she?


Following Qiao Yanze’s eyes, the maid instantly understood who he was looking for. “Miss Cen called back in the afternoon to say that she had dinner plans with a friend and wouldn’t be back for dinner.”


Qiao Yanze furrowed his eyebrows unconsciously. “What friend?”


“Miss Cen didn’t say.”


Qiao Yanze fell silent as he got up and went upstairs. He went to change before going to his study. He worked for nearly an hour in the study before he glanced at his watch.


It was nearly ten at night now.


She still wasn’t back.


Qiao Yanze took his phone and called her.


The call rang several times before she answered the call.


“Where are you?” His tone wasn’t very pleasant.


“I’m at your office building.”


“Why are you there?” He suddenly remembered that he had told her he was working when she sent him a message earlier.


He hung up and took his jacket, before rushing out of the villa.


Half an hour later, he arrived at his office building.


He immediately saw the slender figure crouching by the building’s marble pillar.


Qiao Yanze pressed the honk.


Hearing the sound, Cen Xi slowly looked up and glanced at the man who was sitting in the car with a dark expression. She stood up and walked towards him.


Qiao Yanze said coldly, “Get on.”


So Cen Xi got on the front passenger seat.


He drove them back to the villa. However, none of them spoke on the way back.


Finally, the car arrived in front of the villa. Qiao Yanze didn’t unlock the door in a hurry and glanced at the woman who hadn’t looked at him ever since she got into the car. He undid his seatbelt and pulled her face over.


He didn’t say anything as his well-defined fingers pinched her cheeks, his lips leaning towards hers.


However, before he touched her, she turned away and his kiss landed on her cheek.


He narrowed his dark eyes as he tightened his grip on her cheeks, before moving to kiss her again.


A loud slap echoed through the car.


She had slapped him.


Caught by surprise, he couldn’t avoid it and his handsome cheek received the full slap.


His expression was terribly dark and the atmosphere in the car turned cold and frozen.


They stared at each other for the next few seconds, before he spoke, “Are you crazy?”


Cen Xi stared into his dark, wormhole-like eyes. She closed her eyes and opened them once again, her expression cold. “I’m not crazy. Instead, you weren’t working overtime. Why did you lie to me?”


“Is it just because of this?” Qiao Yanze sat up straight and took out a cigarette and match from the storage compartment. He lit the cigarette and smoked slowly, his expression dark. “I came home after working overtime. Isn’t it normal that you didn’t see me?”


Cen Xi stared at the man’s handsome face, which was covered by the white smoke. She felt extremely complicated. “When I messaged you, I was at XX Hotel.”


Qiao Yanze froze and suddenly, he narrowed his eyes at Cen Xi.


“I bumped into Zhou Shiyu. She said that you were eating with the Ji family to discuss your marriage matters.”


Qiao Yanze’s expression turned darker. After a moment of silence, he finally said, “I rejected them.”


“You didn’t come back or reply to my message last night because you were thinking about this, right?” Cen Xi’s hands in front of her were clasped tightly together. All sorts of emotions surged within her as her eyes teared up. “You can marry any woman in the world, but it will never be me, right?”


Qiao Yanze stared at Cen Xi’s face. A smirk that she couldn’t comprehend appeared on his face. “Aren’t you thinking too far?”


Yes, Cen Xi knew she was thinking too far and that she was thinking too much. However, women who had fallen hard were like that. After sleeping with him, she wanted to confirm their relationship. After confirming their relationship, she wanted to become his one and only.


However, she knew very well that she would never be his one and only, but she still couldn’t stop herself. That was why she acted stupid in front of him and asked him a question that she knew he would hate.


“You were in the hotel and sent me that message on purpose to get information out of me. You’re quite cunning. Indeed, you’re Xiao Ying’s younger sister.” At the mention of Xiao Ying, hatred flashed in his eyes.


Cen Xi’s heart panged in pain. She knew the obstructions and estrangements between them. She knew. If none of them talked about the past, they might be able to continue whatever they had peacefully. But how could they never talk about it?


The moment they did, someone would be hurt.


None of them would be fine.


Cen Xi swallowed dryly as her collarbones sunk in. She looked extremely pretty as her long lashes cast a dark shadow on her face, before she said coldly, “Yes. I am Xiao Ying’s younger sister. Just with this, you can condemn me to death anytime.”


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