Chapter 116: Finally Meet Again
Translator: Henyee Editor: Henyee
Everyone was very happy tonight, except for Yang Mukun. Tang Xi had drunk a lot of liquor and was zonked out. He Wanyi was a bit drunk and rushed to sing a song on the stage. Sitting on the sofa and cupping her chin in her hand, Tang Xi watched He Wanyi sing ‘My Darling’ on the stage.
Having a tender voice, she was suitable to sing this folksy song. Tang Xi liked this song a lot, even though it had been blacklisted years ago by her. Yes, Qiao Liang had introduced this song to her.
She used to enjoy listening to Qiao Liang singing this song for her with his deep yet mellow voice. Tang Xi shook the glass in her hand and listened to her soft voice, but what was on her mind was the deep, cello-like voice of another person singing her favorite lyrics: My preference for you is too blatant, unrestrained, wilful and lawless.
At the end of the song, everyone applauded and Tang Xi said, “It sounds so beautiful. I’d like to sing it too.”
He Wanyi picked the song for her with a smile and handed her the microphone. Tang Xi took it over and the song began. She sat on the stool with her eyes closed, feeling every word of the lyrics. Every single word that left her mouth carried a strong feeling.
Ning Yan narrowed his eyes at Tang Xi sitting on the stool, wondering, “Why is this woman just like a riddle? She is only twenty-three years old and comes from the countryside, yet I always feel she has plenty of stories to tell.”
Sitting on the sofa, He Wanyi smiled, poured herself a glass of liquor and looked at Tang Xi who was singing the song with her eyes closed. Although the rhythm of the song was hard to master, and its lyrics were not very easy to remember, she sang it well. He Wanyi couldn’t help exclaiming, “It sounds so nice. I love her singing.”
Xiao Yao smiled and looked straight at Tang Xi without speaking.
Xiao Jing and Xiao Sa were also very proud of their little fairy sister.
When Tang Xi came to the part “My preference for you is too blatant, unrestrained, wilful and lawless,” she put all her emotions into this song as if she were singing for Qiao Liang. Just then, the door of the private room was suddenly pushed open, and the people in the private room all turned their heads only to see a few people standing at the door. He Wanzhou stood up with a frown and was about to speak when a stunningly handsome face appeared before their eyes.
Stunned, the crowd fell silent.
Clatter… fizz… buzz… The microphone fell to the floor making static noises.
Tang Xi stared blankly ahead at the sudden appearance of the man who had just been on her mind, and tears began to gush out of her eyes.
Qiao Liang listened to the familiar yet strange melody of the song, which he hadn’t listened to for a long time because his heart would feel like it were going to break every time he did so.
Xiao Jing was the first to react and got up to greet Qiao Liang. “When did you come back? Why didn’t you tell me?”
Qiao Liang looked around at the crowd with a straight face before resting his eyes on Tang Xi, who was still standing on the stage and looking at a loss. Then he pushed aside Xiao Jing who was standing in front of him and walked towards Tang Xi step by step.
Everyone was surprised at this and their eyes followed Qiao Liang.
Xiao Jing didn’t know how to react, while Xiao Yao frowned. He had noticed how surprised and bewildered Rourou was when she saw Qiao Liang. The microphone slipping from her hand revealed her real emotions.
Moreover, Qiao Liang was looking very dangerous right now.
Did they know each other?
Qiao Liang stopped in front of Tang Xi and looked deeply at her face covered in tears. Then he suddenly grabbed her hand and walked towards the outside. Tang Xi, who hadn’t fully recovered, almost fell down upon being yanked over by him. Qiao Liang’s action instantly angered Xiao Yao; he lunged to his feet, reached out to stop Qiao Liang and said coldly, “Let her go!”
Qiao Liang’s eyes darkened. He stared at Xiao Yao coldly and snapped, “Get out of the way!”
Tang Xi looked up with glazed eyes, trying to see Qiao Liang clearly, only to find that her tears blurred her eyes, making it impossible for her to see clearly.
Xiao Yao said, “Let go of my sister!”
Qiao Liang glanced back at Tang Xi and then said coldly, “Don’t make me say it again!”
“What are you doing here, Qiao Liang?!” Xiao Jing felt that something was wrong. He came forward, tugged on Qiao Liang’s hand and said seriously, “Keep cool. Now let go of Rourou.”
Qiao Liang shouted angrily, “Little Five, are you guys dead?”
Little Five and Little Six immediately rushed in with their men and the room became filled with people. Little Five said to Xiao Jing helplessly, “Mr. Xiao Jing, I’m sorry, but you know Young Master can’t control himself when it comes to Miss Tang.” His voice was so low that only Xiao Yao and Xiao Jing who were close to him could hear.
Xiao Jing frowned and was about to speak, when Tang Xi said, “Brother, Mr. Qiao may have something to tell me. Don’t worry. I’ll come back soon.”
After saying that, Tang Xi took a look at Qiao Liang, who released her hand and walked out by himself. He said coldly, “Little Five, watch them and don’t allow any of them to come out.”
“Don’t go too far, Mr. Qiao!” He Wanzhou stood up. “We’re not your men. You can’t order us around!”
Qiao Liang’s face turned cold. Just then, Tang Xi tugged at him and in a commanding tone, she said, “Let’s go out.”
Qiao Liang took a deep look at Tang Xi, but said no more and turned to go outside.
The crowd was dumbfounded. The corner of Little Five’s eyes twitched as he asked the other men to back off and apologized, “Sorry, sirs. Go ahead with your party. We’ll be out there. Call us if you need anything.”
Ning Yan sneered, “We’re prisoners. How dare we trouble the prison guard, Master Five?”
Little Five wiped away the sweat from his brow and inwardly complained about his young master for the hundredth time before backing out.
He Wanzhou narrowed his eyes at Xiao Jing and asked, “Dare you speak to Qiao Liang like this?”
Xiao Jing frowned and didn’t say anything. He finally realized what was wrong; his sister’s reaction was strange and Qiao Liang’s was even stranger. This had to be the second time he had met Rourou, but why did he obey her words? And he remembered that Rourou had previously asked him about Qiao Liang’s story, but why did she look so familiar with Qiao Liang just now?
On the balcony, exposed to the midnight wind, Tang Xi sobered up a bit. She hugged her arms around herself and smiled at Qiao Liang, saying, “I thought it would take you a little time to find me, but I didn’t expect you to do it so soon.”
Qiao Liang’s face was cold. Looking at the beautiful girl in front of him in the moonlight, he asked in a cold voice, “Who are you?”
He had checked all the data on her, only to find that she had nothing to do with Tang Xi. How had she gained access to Tang Xi’s email box. Was it because…