Published at 13th of March 2023 07:03:54 AM

Chapter 96: 96 Pei Jingzhou's Revenge

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96 Pei Jingzhou’s Revenge

Before Li Xiwu came in, she looked at the marks on her neck with a front camera. The marks were obvious. The redness was very eye-catching. She did not want Pei Jingzhou to see the strangulation mark on her neck, so when she came in, she deliberately spread her hair to cover her neck and flipped her collar up a little, trying to cover it.

However, Pei Jingzhou seemed to have seen something wrong. His gaze paused on her neck for a moment before he asked, “What’s wrong?”

Li Xiwu’s tone was calm. “I’m a little tired.” Then, she asked, “Why isn’t Fourth Brother asleep yet?”

Pei Jingzhou’s voice was very calm. “I was waiting for you.”

She didn’t reply. She walked towards the bed and squatted down in front of the bedside table. She plugged it in to charge her phone.

Pei Jingzhou put down his cup and walked towards her. Li Xiwu’s heart clenched. After standing up, she tried her best to act as if nothing had happened. At this moment, Pei Jingzhou suddenly placed his hand on her shoulder.

Li Xiwu suddenly stiffened. Pei Jingzhou felt her body stiffen. “Relax. I’ll massage your shoulders.”

Li Xiwu raised her lips and shrugged his hand away. “I’ll be fine after washing up and resting early. There’s no need to trouble Fourth Brother.” She made it as if to leave.

Pei Jingzhou grabbed her wrist. “Wait.”

Li Xiwu raised her eyebrows. “Huh?”

Pei Jingzhou reached for her neck—

Li Xiwu’s expression did not change. She naturally intercepted his outstretched hand and said in a slightly tired tone, “Fourth Brother, I’m tired.”

Pei Jingzhou looked into her eyes. “Have you forgotten that you painted a pancake for me today?”

After his reminder, Li Xiwu suddenly remembered this.


“Didn’t Fourth Brother draw this pancake for himself? It has nothing to do with me.” Li Xiwu smiled brightly and scooped up her pajamas from the bed before walking to the bathroom.

Pei Jingzhou did not follow. The moment she entered the bathroom and closed the door, Li Xiwu heaved a sigh of relief. She had asked for this. There was indeed no need to let Pei Jingzhou know.

Prepare the evidence first. One step at a time. This crazy man had to pay for what he had done, didn’t he!

After calming down, she stood at the sink and raised her hand to tuck her hair behind her back before pulling her collar down. Her originally slender and fair neck was red and it was a little horrifying.

Li Xiwu frowned. The strangulation marks were too obvious. This crazy man had a heavy hand. She took a washcloth and soaked it in cold water. After soaking it, she carefully pressed the cold cloth to her neck. After applying it repeatedly for a few minutes, her neck was still red.

That’s all she can do for now. She’ll take a shower first. Half an hour later, Li Xiwu came out of the bathroom. Pei Jingzhou was already asleep. He left a light on for her. She went back to bed as quietly as she could.

After lifting the blanket and lying down for less than two to three seconds, Pei Jingzhou’s arm came over and imprisoned her in his arms.

Li Xiwu was used to this position, especially since it was extremely safe. She had experienced too much today and was really tired and sleepy. Unknowingly, she fell asleep quickly. As she drifted off to sleep, she felt something against her neck. She was so sleepy that she couldn’t open her eyes. Soon she fell back into a deep sleep.

The next day.

Li Xiwu’s alarm went off at seven-thirty. She slept an extra half hour and didn’t get up until a few minutes past eight. There was no residual warmth on the other side. She did not know when Pei Jingzhou had left. His clothes were no longer in the room.

After a night’s sleep, the strangulation marks on her neck had faded. It was almost impossible to tell unless one looked closely. She picked a turtleneck shirt from the suitcase to cover her neck and put on a short woolen top. Underneath her were wide-legged pants and a pair of white shoes.

After washing up, she came out. The makeup artist happened to knock on the door. Li Xiwu went to open the door and turned to let the makeup artist in with the makeup kit. After Li Xiwu sat down, she asked, “Has my mother-in-law returned to the inn?”

This makeup artist was in charge of the makeup of Group One and Group Four. Li Xiwu had just woken up, so she did not know if Han Qianye had returned to the inn.

The makeup artist answered her, “Miss Li, your mother-in-law arrived at the inn at seven this morning.” After answering, she added, “But your mother-in-law came over with makeup today and even had a trendy hairstyle.”

The makeup artist even described the new hairstyle to Li Xiwu. Li Xiwu pictured the hairstyle in her mind. It was indeed very trendy. While doing her makeup, Li Xiwu would reply to her work information on WeChat from time to time. At this moment, the makeup artist suddenly lowered her voice and asked her, “Miss Li, did you know that Chi Xu was in a car accident this morning?”


Li Xiwu’s typing hand paused. Then the phone fell to the floor with a soft thud, caught off guard. She pushed the makeup artist’s hand away and bent down to pick up the phone. Her fingertips brushed across it unobtrusively. “How did the accident happen?” she asked steadily.

The makeup artist said, “When I came over, I heard Director Yu say that there was a car accident on the way out of Fu Town. I’m not very sure about the rest.”

Li Xiwu frowned in silence.

Was it karma? Although she believed in karma, retribution came too… too quickly!

Today’s live broadcast was delayed to ten o’clock. The official Weibo had already sent a notice.

After putting on her makeup, Li Xiwu went out and downstairs. Today’s breakfast consisted of corn and burritos, as well as roasted sweet potatoes and xiaolongbao. But Xiang Lan was alone at the table.

Li Xiwu walked over and said good morning to Xiang Lan.

Xiang Lan said, “The roasted sweet potatoes and corn were delicious today.”

Li Xiwu smiled and took the corn. “Where’s Muzhen?” she asked.

Xiang Lan used a spoon to eat the roasted sweet potatoes one spoonful at a time. “She’s not up yet. I heard that she was exhausted from riding the bike yesterday. Let her sleep more.”

Li Xiwu nodded.

Xiang Lan pointed outside. “Your mother-in-law is outside, but she might be a little busy today.”

Li Xiwu was curious. “Busy with what?”

Xiang Lan smiled and said, “You’ll know when you go outside.”

Li Xiwu was quite curious. She put down the corn and went to look for Han Qianye outside the inn. The weather was good today. The sun came out around eight, dispelling the late autumn fog. Not far from the inn, Han Qianye, who had her head permed, was squatting in front of a pram and fiddling with something.

There were no cameras around. Li Xiwu walked over and shouted, “Auntie.”

Han Qianye looked up and saw Li Xiwu walking over. A second ago, she was still fiddling with it seriously. When she saw Li Xiwu, she turned into an aggrieved expression. “You’re here…”

Li Xiwu asked, “Why are you taking care of Shenshen? Where’s Xie Wen?”

Han Qianye stood up with the diaper that she had no idea what to do with. “I heard that Chi Xu got into a car accident this morning. Sister Zheng rushed over first. Xie Wen was worried, so she handed her daughter to me to take care of and rushed to the hospital. Hanrong isn’t here yet. It’s just me and Xiang Lan. I think it’s more reliable for Xie Wen to stuff her daughter to Xiang Lan than me. It’s giving me a headache.”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips. “Chi Xu… really got into a car accident?”

Han Qianye said, “I think so. I heard that it was quite a collision. His neck almost broke.”

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