Ch. 05 The long hair that was randomly tied was already slightly messed up
Because he left the birthday party early, it was almost seven o’clock when Shi Qingning returned home.
In fact, it had only been half a day since he woke up, but it was quite a long time for Shi Qingning.
Not to mention the pain of getting the memories of the original owner, this body has just been discharged from the hospital today.
When he was outside, he didn’t realize it, but when he came back to the warm and comfortable environment, Shi Qingning immediately felt tiredness welling up.
This kind of exhaustion is also very new to him, there was actually no pain, just something simply and comfortably lulling people to sleep.
Shi Qingning also realize that this bizarre experience is really not a dream, because he will not be able to be so relaxed in a dream.
Mr. and Mrs. Shi were not there. There were only security personnel and a middle-aged aunt who was in charge of cooking at home.
When Shi Qingning came home, he happened to bump into her. The aunt’s face showed obvious joy, but when she was about to go forward, she suddenly paused and stopped there abruptly.
Finally, she turned around and went to the kitchen to bring a glass of honey water, and then came over and gently put the glass in front of him.
The honey water was freshly brewed, exuding vapor and a faint sweet aroma, with a few fresh mint leaves floating on it.
At a glance, you can see how meticulously it been prepared.
But the aunt’s actions were cautious, as if she was afraid of making him unhappy, she didn’t even dare to stay for a while longer.
She was about to turn around and leave when she heard a sound.
The aunt turned her head in surprise, and saw the boy looking up at her, his face was slightly pale, his eyes round and beautiful.
The aunt was stunned for a long time before she came back to her senses, and hurriedly let go of the hand that was rubbing the hem of her clothes, rubbed her hands twice, and said repeatedly, “It’s okay, it’s okay.”
She wanted to laugh, but her eyes turned red for some reason, and she spoke incoherently, “It’s good to be discharged from the hospital… that’s great.”
The boy said, “I have to take medicine…”
“It’s ready, it’s ready,” the aunt said hurriedly, “I’ll bring it over now!”
The aunt hurried to the kitchen, leaving only Shi Qingning in the living room.
He couldn’t help touching the tip of his nose.
Did the original owner have such a bad relationship with his family before?
Shi Qingning got up and followed. Without bothering the aunt, he went directly to the kitchen to drink medicine, which surprised her again.
The medicinal soup was cooked very well, most of the astringent and fishy smell was eliminated. After Shi Qingning finished drinking, the aunt was relieved and was accompanied to the door by the bodyguards to leave.
When Shi Qingning came out after rinsing his mouth, he saw another bodyguard in a black suit who had just put down the phone.
Seen by the young master, the bodyguard seemed a little hesitant, but finally said.
“It’s Madam who called. She’s still working, so she’s relieved to know that Second Young Master is back.”
He also said.
“Madam was afraid that second young master would be annoyed if you knew, so she told me not to tell you.”
Shi Qingning wanted to touch his nose again.
In fact, it is not difficult to understand, congenital heart disease is a very energy-intensive disease, others will be tired just by hearing it’s cumbersomeness, let alone experience it personally.
Anyone who has been unable to run or jump for more than ten years, can only be locked in the four walls of his house and just admire the outside world through the window, it’s very much difficult to maintain a positive mood all the time.
Moreover, the original owner was still a precious flower held in the palms of the Shi family, caring and loving him in every possible way, so it was inevitable that he would be a little coquettish.
But judging from the sincere joy and love of Shi’s mother and the cooking aunt, he was definitely not a person with bad nature.
Forget it, Shi Qingning thought, Rome is not built in a day, so let’s take our time.
There was no one at home, so it happened to be convenient for Shi Qingning to explore. Today, he got a lot of information from familiar people, so he was also prepared to observe the familiar environment, trying to find some clues from the traces of the original owner’s daily life.
It’s a pity that although his plans were good but they had no way to work. Shi Qingning only realized after listening to the bodyguard’s introduction that this is not the place where the original owner lived before.
In order for the young master who was discharged from the hospital to get the best recuperation, the Shi family moved to this villa area with excellent air and quiet environment. All the residents here are single-family villas, and each neighbor is separated by a distance of one or two kilometers.
The most exaggerated thing is that there is actually an artificial lake behind the Shi’s villa.
There are dozens of rooms in the Shi family’s three-story villa, including rehabilitation room, convalescence room, etc., all built according to professional medical standards. Second young master Shi’s bedroom was also newly decorated, and it was extremely comfortable inside.
It’s a pity that there is no place that Shi Qingning finds familiar.
In the end, Shi Qingning simply returned to the living room.
He didn’t find the memory, but found the smokeless aromatherapy.
This aromatherapy was specially prepared for the original owner. There are very few types of aromatherapy available to patients with congenital heart disease. Even though he had finished the operation now, the Shi family was still very careful.
But luckily, Shi Qingning found the mint flavor he wanted after flipping through a few bottles.
He chose a bottle of fresh mint, and dripped the clear aromatherapy essential oil into the cool green diffuser stone in the crystal cup, and a refreshing light fragrance permeated the air.
Fresh mint is just like its name. The aroma was like fresh, crushed mint leaves, which was very fresh and tangy.
Shi Qingning couldn’t help but think of the pair of cold green eyes he saw today.
Bai Yexi’s eyes are not the bright emerald green of westerners, but a dark color that can only be noticed after getting close, more like turquoise under the moonlight, cold and beautiful.
The novel does not seem to mention that the protagonist is of mixed race, and his appearance is also that of an oriental, but the outline is quite three-dimensional, with a high nose bridge and straight brows, which makes him appear more aloof and unapproachable to others.
I heard that native orientals also have natural dark green eyes, but it is extremely rare, one in tens of thousands.
Bai Yexi might belong to this category.
Shi Qingning thought.
This is probably the perks of being the main character.
It’s a pity that the plot that happened to the protagonist is too heart-wrenching.
Shi Qingning thought about it, judging by Bai Yexi’s age, the plot of the novel should not have started yet, and he still had time to bring things back on track.
The first step is to start with the family that adopted Bai Yexi. Shi Qingning remembered that the first person who liked Bai Yexi was the son of that family…
Just as he was thinking about it, there was a sound of unlocking the door.
Shi Qingning looked up.
In the boundless night, a stern young man wearing a dark gray long trench coat and a high-end suit of the same color walked in.
It was cold outside, and the wind would blow in as soon as the door was opened, but no matter how cold the wind was, it couldn’t compare to the chills around the person who came in. As soon as the man walked in, the originally constant room temperature seemed to drop a few degrees.
Several bodyguards in the living room immediately turned serious, and saluted respectfully in unison, “Young Master.”
The atmosphere momentarily became tense.
Shi Qingning was stunned for a moment before realizing this person’s identity.
He also called out, “Brother.”
Shi Qingning was a little puzzled. After waking up, he searched the information regarding the Shi family members. Didn’t the news say that Young Master Shi was attending a meeting in another place?
The bodyguard also said that his elder brother is busy today. Given the wealth and status of the Shi family, this kind of busyness is not unusual.
A cold gaze fell on Shi Qingning.
Shi Yi glanced at him, but didn’t say a anything.
He was much taller than Shi Qingning, so when he glanced over, with a bit of indifference on his face, he looked very cold.
The tall and thin man who was following behind Shi Yi closed the door, turned to Shi Qingning and said, “Second Young Master, I heard that you insisted on leaving the hospital to go to the bar. Madam was worried about your health, so she called President Shi back in advance.”
Shi Qingning: “…”
He looked at the luggage that the tall and thin man was pulling, and guessed that his brother was really called back ahead of time…
Mrs. Shi had a meeting and couldn’t leave, but Shi Qingning guessed that she probably didn’t come back directly because she was afraid of annoying her youngest son.
So she let the eldest son come to bear her youngest son’s anger.
Shi Yi is seven years older than Shi Qingning, and unlike his younger brother who was born weak, Young Master Shi is physically strong and rarely suffers from illness.
It’s just that he has an indifferent personality, and his icy face has scared away countless admirers, so that people dare not look at him in the eye even though he has such an outstanding appearance, for fear of offending him.
Now that Shi Yi has taken over part of the Shi family’s business, his style of working is consistent with his behavior, strict with outsiders and even stricter with himself.
Usually, he is extremely busy with work, and it is a very common thing to not come back for days.
Shi Qingning had seen his itinerary in the news, it was beyond what 996 It derives its name from its requirement that employees work from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, 6 days per week; i.e. 72 hours per week. could describe.
But now, this famous workaholic was called back from work ahead of schedule.
Just to look after his brother.
Although the thin and tall man spoke respectfully, but his voice was not warm, “Is there anything wrong with you? Do you need to go back to the hospital?”
Shi Qingning knew how busy his elder brother was, so he knew how his image must he in the his brother’s assistant’s mind.
He shook his head, “No need.”
Shi Yi walked past him and sat on the sofa in the living room, crossing his long legs expressionlessly.
The private life of the eldest young master Shi was not mentioned much in the news, it is estimated that it is really lackluster and lacks any kind of material.
However, there are some rumors, saying that Young Master Shi worked so hard because he didn’t want to go home and was dissatisfied that his parents only favored his sick and weak younger brother.
Shi Yi’s name just appeared a few times in the visitation records of the original owner’s ward. Looks like the relationship between the two brothers is rather weak.
In the current situation, he doesn’t know how much anger must be hidden under the icy silence of his elder brother. Shi Qingning still had something to do, and he didn’t plan to provoke the other party, so he just said.
“I’m fine. Mom called just now.”
He stood up with the aromatherapy cup in his arms, “You came back from a business trip, so have a good rest, brother.”
The thin and tall assistant snorted secretly.
Now he knows how to pretend to be a good brother.
What did he do earlier?
He was about to carry his luggage upstairs, but found that Shi Yi on the sofa hadn’t gotten up.
Shi Yi raised his eyelids and glanced at Shi Qingning.
The assistant was taken aback.
Aren’t we leaving?
Shi Qingning did not expect this reaction.
But he still did as he said.
Shi Yi took out his mobile phone and sent a message. Within a few seconds, a man in a black suit knocked on the door and walked in.
He is obviously also a bodyguard, but not the ones who followed Shi Qingning today.
The bodyguard was holding a computer. He turned on the TV in the living room and projected the video from the computer on the huge LCD screen.
A loud voice came, and the person who appeared in the video was Jian Ren.
It’s just that the video was not taken today, but was probably taking by a hidden camera some time before. Jian Ren and his friends didn’t notice the camera, were still chatting wantonly, commenting on the girls passing by.
It didn’t take long for Jian Ren to ask one girl, and then kissed her passionately in public.
The group of friends were still whistling and applauding, booing and asking Jian Ren to do more.
It was not all, there were more clips, some were direct pictures, some were audios, in short, they were all Jian Ren’s romantic history, from which it can be clearing seen, that Jian Ren is an out and out scum.
Apparently, Young Master Shi did a fairly detailed investigation.
In order to make his brother completely give up.
Shi Qingning bowed his head obediently, hugged the mint cup in his arms, and said, “I’ve already made it clear to him, and there will be no more entanglements in the future.”
Shi Yi glanced at him, still with that unfathomable indifferent expression, which seemed a bit unpredictable.
He gestured to the bodyguard, and the bodyguard immediately changed to a video.
Unlike before, this video was shot from a high place with a fixed angle. It doesn’t look like it was taken from a hidden camera, but more like a surveillance camera from nowhere.
In the video, Jian Ren and his younger brothers were still sitting at an open-air booth outside a coffee shop, commenting on passers-by.
“The girl who just passed by looks good.”
“Not a bad ass, but her chest is so flat, almost like a runway.”
“Hey, look at the ponytail one that came over, look at those legs, they are really long.”
“It’s really long… Damn, what kind of eyes do you have, that’s a man!”
“How is it possible, a man wears a ponytail… I, fuck, it’s really a man, fuck!”
“Hahaha just say you’re blind, be careful, Brother Jian hates men with long hair the most.”
Everyone looked at Jian Ren, and the man frowned, showing an expression of undisguised disgust.
“Where is he?” He raised his chin, “Go, find a place to drag that idiot away and beat him up.”
The younger brothers responded one after another, but stopped halfway while standing up.
“Oh, but where is he?”
“I didn’t see it… Did he go somewhere?”
In the end, they couldn’t find the man with the ponytail, so they had to give up.
They didn’t beat him, but they still didn’t forget to insult him with their mouths.
“It’s just a pervert. How can a normal man have such long hair.”
“The ones who have are all gay hahahaha, wishing that they could be a woman.”
“This kind of person pollutes the city environment…”
They were chatting happily, when someone suddenly noticed something, causing everyone to look in one direction.
“Hey, isn’t that the one who chased after Brother Jian?”
“The little gay?”
Several people let out low laughter. Seeing that Jian Ren didn’t care much, they continued to talk.
“Then, did the young master come out to look for Brother Jian? Why does he look so lost?”
“It’s been a long time since he last saw Brother Jian, tsk tsk, this infatuated little boy.”
“Would you like to play with him?”
The pictures that can be captured by the surveillance are limited, and there is no figure of Young Master Shi in the video, only of the few of them talking.
Because they didn’t catch the ponytail man just now, their hands were itchy, so they shifted their minds to the young master.
“Isn’t there a pool over there, let’s push him into the pool…”
“Look at him, he won’t cry on the spot, will he?”
“If he cries, let him cry. Let Brother Jian play the hero saving the beauty later!”
“Absolutely hahaha! Exciting! Why don’t we make a bet on the spot?”
“What do you think, Brother Jian?”
Jian Ren lazily raised his head, squinted his eyes, and said.
“Don’t put him up too quickly.” I have no idea what the author wants to say out here. I anyone knows do let me know in the comments.
Everyone laughed, “Brother Jian is still brother Jian!”
People in the video were still laughing and talking, as they walked off.
Shi Qingning looked thoughtful.
Looking at the monitoring time in the upper right corner, this should be before the original owner passed out?
Shi Qingning already knows how stupid Jian Ren is. But there was one other thing he was quite concerned about.
He originally thought that Jian Ren bullied the protagonist at the bar tonight just because he lost face, but now it seems that Jian Ren has long been prejudiced against boys with long hair?
Then this time tonight…
When Qingning was thinking, the video stopped abruptly, all the sounds disappeared, and the living room fell into a more rigid silence.
Shi Qingning raised his head belatedly, and found that Shi Yi was looking at him, still with the same unfathomable and profound expression as before.
…So this is the look of looking at a good-for-nothing brother?
Shi Qingning touched his nose, and was about to speak, when there was another knock on the door outside the house.
It was Sun Ming who came in, with a hasty look on his face, as if he was eager to report something: “Second Young Master…”
After a pause, he saw another person on the sofa, “Young Master.”
Shi Yi raised his eyes, his handsome profile was as cold as ice, as he spoke concisely.
Sun Ming hesitated for a moment, but still said, “I was going to send a person that Second Young Master met tonight, but he left by himself and didn’t get in the car.”
Bai Yexi went back by himself?
Shi Qingning frowned, that ominous premonition became more obvious.
Jian Ren used to hate long-haired boys so much that he even wanted to beat up innocent passers-by. Will he really let Bai Yexi go so easily this time?
Moreover, the plot of this novel is aimed at the protagonist.
It is not uncommon for any bad things to happen to Bai Yexi.
Shi Qingning felt bad, put down the aromatherapy cup, and asked, “Where did he go?”
Sun Ming shook his head, “I caught up with him, but was thrown off again. I don’t know where he went after that.”
He paused, and said, “However, the brothers who were in charge of blocking Jian Ren said that after Jian Ren left the bar, he suddenly turned to a direction opposite to where he lives…”
“Is there a place Jian Ren may go to?” Shi Qingning got up and said, “Mint may be in danger, I’ll go and see him.”
“Second Young Master.” The thin and tall assistant beside him frowned, “It’s so late, you still want to go out?”
He said displeasedly, “Mr. Shi just came back from a long flight. In order to come back early, he postponed a lot of things and even dealt with some online. Won’t it waste a lot of time, if he goes out now. Can’t you wait for Mr. Shi to think about it?”
Shi Qingning tilted his head, a little puzzled, “I can go by myself.”
He said to Shi Yi, “Brother, rest well at home.”
“You yourself—” the assistant was interrupted by a cold voice before he finished speaking.
“Do you really want to go?” Shi Yi asked.
Shi Qingning nodded.
“Today I broke up with Jian Ren at the bar. Jian Ren will vent his anger on that boy because of me.”
Afraid that Young Master Shi might misunderstand him, that he wanted to go find Jian Ren, Shi Qingning tried his best to explain.
“Now Jian Ren may do something, I have the responsibility to go and see him.”
But to be honest, Shi Qingning didn’t know if he could convince this big brother who seemed a little too cold.
The assistant sneered inwardly.
What a nice way to say, don’t you still want to go find that dog man?
What a waste of time and effort investigating those videos.
The assistant knew Shi Yi’s character, and was waiting to see Shi Qingning being scolded, but unexpectedly heard Shi Yi say.
“Go and drive.”
The bodyguard standing at the side left, the assistant was stunned, and before he could react, he saw that the young master had already got up and walked towards the door.
He also looked back at Shi Qingning who was about to follow, feeling slightly displeased.
“Bring a jacket.”
The last sentence was for the bodyguard.
So Young Master Shi was wrapped tightly again before he was able to go out.
The two got into the car together, and the bodyguard who went after Jian Ren finally found Jian Ren’s current location. Guided by the address, they drove to that remote street not long after.
The surrounding lights were dim, and the places where the headlights could illuminate were limited. Only a few figures could be seen in the corner of the street, and there were obvious groans and fighting sounds all around.
When Shi Qingning heard the voice, he couldn’t help being surprised.
The car door opened and he immediately got out of the car, wanting to go there to find someone.
But before he could even take a few steps, Shi Qingning’s collar was tightened and he was held back directly.
When Shi Qingning turned his head, he saw Shi Yi wearing a rather unkind expression. He didn’t look at Shi Qingning, but only gestured to the bodyguard.
Several bodyguards quickly cleared the place, and Shi Qingning finally saw Bai Yexi’s figure.
Fortunately, he was one of the few people still standing, without losing consciousness.
The light was unclear, and a bodyguard was also attacked when he approached Bai Yexi, until Shi Qingning’s voice sounded.
When Shi Qingning ran over, he saw the other party with one hand on his knees, panting with his head bowed, his long hair, which was tied up casually, was a little messy, and his light-colored top was also stained with dust and dirt.
“Are you okay?” Shi Qingning hurriedly supported him.
The body of the person supported by him froze, and he stopped for half a beat before raising his head.
There didn’t seem to be any obvious scars on the boy’s face. Shi Qingning breathed a sigh of relief, but then saw the other party look away again.
As if he wasn’t used to the feeling of being cared for, Bai Yexi’s Adam’s apple moved slightly, and he spoke after a while.
His chest was heaving and his forehead was sweaty. When he said that, it made people feel distressed for him.
Shi Qingning took a glance and found that there were at least a dozen people lying around, not counting the ones dealt with by the bodyguards, the number was enough to make people worry.
“Did Jian Ren come to block you?”
Shi Qingning took a breath.
“Forget it, we’ll talk about it later, go to the hospital for an examination first…”
As soon as he said this, the boy in front of him looked at him, and then extended his hand.
Shi Qingning was startled, “What’s wrong?”
Bai Yexi remained expressionless, and stretched out his hand for him to see.
The slender fingers were stretched and straightened, showing all of them without hiding anything. There was no redness, swelling or scars on the hands with perfect bones, and under the halo of the moonlight, they looked like a kind of cold, white jade.
The boy lowered his eyes and spoke with a cold voice.
“Hand, it’s okay.”
The hand that you fancy is not injured.