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Chapter 44: The Pub
Thinking about what Bai Mian had told her before that her father still had a company that didn’t have relations to the Bai family, Bai Qi clearly intended to nurture his son.
It was evident whom it was prepared for.
When everything was hidden under the calm, Bai Mian couldn’t do anything, as she had no clear evidence indicating her brother was the culprit, and the blame would fall on her. But with the final layer unveiled, if Bai Qi tried to set the stage for his son again, it wouldn’t be so easy.
Bai Mian was someone who bore grudges. The humiliation Bai Qi had given and tricks that Bai Le had used to lead her by the nose, she would never forget about them.
After hearing Tang Susu’s explanation, Shi Chengxuan didn’t ask further. The exact reasons for her targeting Bai Le were something that probably only she knew.
Bai Qi didn’t make Tang Susu wait for too long. On that very night, she received the other party’s call. In the call, Bai Qi’s voice sounded a little bleak.
The scene in which he had envisioned his son and daughter having a harmonious relationship had always been an illusion. The son whom he had put in his heart to nurture only had the intention to destroy everything his daughter possessed.
If it hadn’t been for Tang Susu’s words, he probably would’ve never woken from it.
But knowing the truth, he suddenly began to hate Tang Susu instead. A family had been destroyed, solely by her words.
If Bai Mian was there at that time, she would’ve laughed at Bai Qi loudly. A family was, after all, just Bai Qi’s own wishful thinking.
"Bai Le said he met Qi Yang in a pub called Black Jack along Dongguai Street. I sent someone to check and he hasn’t been there recently."
"Thank you, Uncle Bai. I will find Bai Mian. Please watch over your precious son closely, and be careful of your own safety. After all, he is someone who can even scheme against his sister..."
Tang Susu hung up the phone with a smile and with evil intentions, she planted a seed of suspicion in Bai Qi's heart.
Since he could even scheme against his sister, couldn’t he also scheme against his father? Especially if this was a “biased” father.
Even if Bai Qi knew that she was just sowing discord, he would be tricked. Because all she was saying was the truth.
Putting aside Bai Qi's issues for the time being, after finding out a little information about Qi Yang, Tang Susu hesitated at home for a long time, finally got up to change her clothes, and went out into the night with Gou Dan.
Dongguai Street was around 20 minutes away by car from her home. The area was a development zone; there was a mix of different kinds of people. The entire street was full of pubs, especially at night, and was very hectic.
Tang Susu rarely came to such a place. She had visited here with Bai Mian only twice.
The car drove slowly on the street and finally stopped in front of a huge poker sign. There was an abstract J of spades smeared on the signboard, giving it a frightening effect during the night.
She parked the car on the side of the road and walked towards the bar.
The environment in the bar was much better than she had imagined. There was no crazy crowd dancing. Instead, relaxing and soothing music was being played, with the singers singing in low voices, and several people sitting at the bar chatting. The bartender lazily wiped the sparkling crystal wine glass in his hand.
“Is Qi Yang here?” Tang Susu asked in a low voice, standing at the door.
“Not here. But some people here are stained with his scent. The one singing there, and the one pouring drinks.” Gou Dan laid on Tang Susu’s shoulder. Although it had tried to stop Tang Susu from approaching Qi Yang, she hadn’t listened to its advice. So even if it knew the road ahead was full of dangers, it had no choice but to come along.
Tang Susu understood and walked towards the counter.
“First visit? What do you want to drink?”
The bartender was a man in his early twenties. His hair was dyed ash-grey, and his features were outstanding. He held a rose between his long fingers and placed it in front of Tang Susu.
Tang Susu picked up the rose, gave it a look, and placed it down again. “Orange juice, please.”
The bartender was stunned for a moment. “Don’t you want to try the drinks I’ve mixed?”
“I’m allergic to alcohol.” Of course, it wasn’t that she was allergic but that she didn’t dare go around drinking, especially since she was here alone. If she were to be knocked out in just one glass, it would be too late to even cry.
“If you’re not drinking, then you must be here to look for someone. Let me guess, are you also here to look for Qi Yang?” The bartender pressed down his voice and asked next to her ears.
The breath of a stranger poured onto her ears. Feeling uncomfortable, Tang Susu leaned back. "Are a lot of people looking for him?"
"Yeah, at least three waves of people have come to look for him in the past two days, but unfortunately he hasn't been here in a long time. I heard that he hooked up with a rich lady. Is that true?" The bartender asked curiously.
"Are you concerned about him?"
"I’m just curious."
“Haven’t you heard that curiosity kills the cat? I’m not here for him. I’m here to look for you.”
“For me?” The bartender’s smile froze for a bit. “Do we know each other?”
“Whether we know each other doesn’t matter as long as you know Qi Yang. Since the both of you have a pretty good relationship, you probably know about his matters, right?” Tang Susu received the orange juice from the bartender, only stirring it with the straw and not drinking it.
“He’s just a customer. Why would I know anything about him?” The bartender laughed dryly.
"Lies. The scent of a vixen on this person is so heavy. He must have known that vixen for a very long time, at least ten years or more.” Gou Dan spat at the side.
Tang Susu looked still. "Qi Yang is suspected of kidnapping Miss Bai. It’s alright if you don't want to tell me, but I just don't know if the others will be so good-tempered."
"Quit joking, how could he possibly…" The bartender spoke halfway, but after suddenly seeing Tang Susu's indifferent expression, he fell silent for a while, and finally said, "What are you asking exactly? We really don’t know each other that well."
“Did he have a lot of girlfriends in the past?”
“How’s that possible? He's known to be sentimental. If only…”
“If only what?” Tang Susu stared at the person in front of her.
The bartender stayed silent for a bit, then opened his mouth and spoke. “If only Jian Danfei hadn’t broken up with him, he wouldn’t have gone looking for other girls. Also, about Miss Bai going missing, how could you say that it was done by Qi Yang!”
“What kind of person is Jian Danfei?” Somewhat ignoring the complaints in his words, Tang Susu continued asking.
“She’s Qi Yang’s childhood lover and also a model. Both of them were dating for seven to eight years already.”
“Why did they break up?”
“I don’t know. Qi Yang never told me.”
“Then do you know where Jian Danfei is right now?” Tang Susu pressed on.
The bartender lowered his head. “I heard that Jian Danfei got into an accident and has been in the hospital since. I don’t know if it’s true. Ever since she broke up with Qi Yang a year ago, she has never come here and I wasn’t able to see her.”
“I see. Thanks for your help.” After getting the answers she needed, Tang Susu had no interest in staying there. After footing the bill, she stood up and left.
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