Chapter 517: Confession (1)
Like the handsome young man from before, Xu Shuai, too, ran over to Gu Yu and panted heavily when he stopped right in front of him. He stuck his arms akimbo and judging from how his forehead was dotted with beads of sweat, Gu Yu guessed that he must have made rushed all the way here.
“Water. Yu, get me a glass of water,” he requested.
For a moment, Gu Yu did not react to his words and when Xu Weilai saw this, subconsciously reached out for the jug on the bedside table so that she could help Xu Shuai out instead. But the minute she moved, Gu Yu quickly strode over and poured out a glass of water for Xu Shuai.
Xu Shuai accepted the drink and after he chugged it down in one gulp, finally felt as if he was revived.
When Xu Weilai saw how anxious he was, she seemed to have guessed what had happened. Without waiting for him to speak, she asked, “Did you manage to find out the relationship between Xiao Chun and Yun Rou?”
Xu Weilai had heard from Gu Yu that Xu Shuai’s family manages a company of private investigators and had access to a huge network of information. No matter how hard Xiao Chun and Yun Rou tried to hide their relationship, if Xu Shuai were to investigate it, he would likely find some leads.
When Xu Shuai managed to catch his breath, without bothering to get Xu Weilai to be mentally prepared for his revelation, replied, “Yes, I found out something, but…it’s really beyond my imagination.”
His Adam’s apple bobbed in his throat as he gulped. He then took a deep breath and supported his hand on the bed frame before he continued, “Yun Rou and Chunchun…are half-sisters. Yun Rou was born to a girlfriend of Uncle Xiao’s whom he dated before his marriage. Yun Rou’s mother had been in poor health after giving birth to her and passed away shortly from illness. Uncle Xiao once brought Yun Rou back to the Xiao family to live with them for a period of time. At first, Chunchun did not welcome her. But that was until…”
Xu Shuai lowered his voice and sighed softly before he resumed, “Chunchun was playful and there was once when she fell into a swimming pool and nearly drowned. Yun Rou was the one who saved her life.”
“Yun Rou and Xiao Chun are sisters…” the words echoed in Xu Weilai’s mind.
“Yun Rou even saved Xiao Chun’s life,” she thought.
Xu Weilai was really stunned by these two pieces of information.
While she had her fair share of guesses before, but her wildest conjecture simply stopped at the idea that Yun Rou and Xiao Chun shared a close relationship. She never expected them to be related by blood.
“Although we grew up with Chunchun, we weren’t aware that she had an older sister because her mother was an overbearing and controlling woman. Yun Rou only stayed with the Xiao family for a short period of time before she was sent away. As this was a scandalous incident for the family, no one dared to mention it. I only managed to find out about this from an old helper who had retired.”
Xu Shuai inevitably became angry as he said, “Chunchun is such a fool. This was probably the reason why she would help Yun Rou. Does she think that this is an act of nobility? That’s the dumbest thought that anyone could have! Moreover, can’t she even distinguish who’s genuinely nice to her and who’s just making use of her? What the hell is she thinking when she decided to hurt a good friend like you for Yun Rou’s sake?”
After Xu Weilai absorbed what he had said, she slowly turned to look at the document in her hand. Various thoughts flashed across her mind and ultimately formed a concrete image.
Looking up at Gu Yu, she requested, “I want to meet Chunchun now. I know what’s running through her mind. I need to meet her as soon as possible.”
Gu Yu nodded and agreed, “Sure, I’ll instruct Assistant Lin to get the car.”
Xu Shuai, on the other hand, asked in confusion, “Xu Weilai, what is it that you know? What’s Chunchun thinking of? Don’t leave me in suspense. Tell me, quick!”
Xu Weilai took one glance at him and replied, “I still have to confirm my conjecture with Chunchun. If you really want to know, then wait till I’m back.”