Chapter 124: Pain
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
It was only now that Mo Han finally realized that something was wrong. The same cold words were heard when he called her again. The repeated words kept ringing in Mo Han’s ears. His head was in a mess, with his thoughts tangled together. It was only suddenly that it had dawned on him that something bad might have happened.
Mo Han did not dare to continue that line of thought as he ran out with his jacket hurriedly. He did not even tell his assistant as he called while running.
He needed to go to that place immediately. Something must have happened at the address that Xia Qingyi had sent him.
This thought pushed through the others to fill his head as his steps quickened.
It was only when he walked out of the building that he realized that it had somehow started raining heavily outside.
The unexpected rain had engulfed the entire city in fog. Heavy droplets fell and hit the water puddles on the ground, as some smaller droplets splashed out. The unique loud splatter of the rain lingered in Mo Han’s ears. He could even faintly hear the sound of cars driving on the wet streets from afar.
Mo Han merely paused for a second before he used his hands to cover himself slight as he ran into the rain. He kept calling Xia Qingyi nonstop, though it was the same robotic voice that had answered every time.
Mo Han was starting to feel frustrated. The more time passed, the longer he ran and the longer Xia Qingyi did not pick up her phone, the faster his heart beat.
He only wanted to ran faster to reach that place faster. He wanted to see Xia Qingyi. He wanted to see her now.
“Go away… Go…!” Xia Qingyi screamed as she struggled with all her strength, trying to push away the person that had held her down.
“Stupid b*itch! Stay still!” The man that had pinned her on the floor suddenly grabbed her hands and pressed them next to her so that she could not move. He spat on the floor, telling the person next to him, “This girl is feisty enough!”
Xia Qingyi had noticed someone following behind her when she had walked to the entrance of a coffee shop. She had glanced at the glass window of the coffee shop unintentionally, before she saw a man wearing a black baseball cap following behind her.
There was something wrong with his gaze as he did not dare to look at her. There was no reason for him to not look at her if he was a complete stranger.
Xia Qingyi wanted to shake him off quietly without batting an eyelid. Though, it was when she was at a corner when she realized that it was not only a man following her. Thinking that she would not be able to handle it, she could only put on her earphones and call Mo Han.
The call did not go through however, and she had been stared at closely by her pursuers. She was ready to ask for help from the people around her, though with a look ahead, she froze in her steps.
She had walked into a long alley unknowingly. The end of the alley that she was at only had street lamps that shined a dusky yellow, some old buildings and the road surface was filled with potholes. Meanwhile, there was a brightly lit and busy street on the other side of the alley. It would be Mo Han’s law firm after walking through that street.
Thunder sounded suddenly, and bean-sized rain droplets started to fall. Xia Qingyi’s heart started to beat erratically. She took a few deep breaths to try to calm her throbbing heart, as she stabilized her steps to continue forward.
Her hand was in her pocket as she tried to use her memory and the faint light available to send an extremely short message to Mo Han while she walked.
The sound of rain echoed in her ears. The person behind her started to get closer to her as he stepped on rain water. He was coming closer and closer.
Xia Qingyi looked at the brightness of the street not too far away from her. She started to run faster and faster.
Everything would be fine as long as she could get out of this alley.
Her hair was drenched as it stuck softly to her face. The raindrops fell into her eyes, which made her vision unclear. All she could do was run in the direction where there was light in the distance.
It was then that Xia Qingyi saw a man standing in the middle of the dark alley in front of her. He was smiling at her darkly and Xia Qingyi was sure that she would never forget that scary feeling for the rest of her life.
She was caught by that man. The man kicked hard at her stomach and she fell to the ground. Xia Qingyi did not have the chance to even stand up when the man in front of her kicked hard at her stomach and towards the side of the pole next to them.
Xia Qingyi’s abdomen felt like exploding as she clutched her stomach, sweating from the pain. She lay on the floor, unable to move for a long time. The heavy rain fell on her as she was completely drenched. Xia Qingyi felt that every part of her body stank as she lay in the dirty and muddy water.
Afterwards, a man took advantage of the situation and came up to her to give her a slap.
It took Xia Qingyi a long time before she came to after the slap. She turned her head to the side and breathed heavily with her mouth. Her abdomen, waist and legs were in extreme pain. It was so painful that she was shaking throughout, and she could not hear anything.