Chapter 91 Chasing the Thief
When Xia Yu went out, it was raining cats and dogs. It was already late at night, and it was raining. There was almost no one on the road. She stood under the eaves, called a taxi, and waited there.
A gust of wind blew over, causing Xia Yu to shiver. She subconsciously hugged onto her arm.
Just then, her phone rang. She took it out and saw that it was Shen Yan. He must have been watching her and knowing she was out of the hospital, so he called her.
The timing was just too lucky. Forget about Jiang Yayan suspecting that he was purposely hiding. Even Xia Yu did not believe that he was innocent.
Xia Yu frowned as she looked at her phone, she thought for a while before answering: Young Master Yan, what's the matter?
After hearing that Xia Yu's voice was no different from usual, Shen Yan's worries were finally relieved. "Where are you now?"
This girl came out from Luo Jiancheng's house. She didn't answer the phone, didn't go back to the company, didn't go back home. She disappeared for several hours. Shen Yan was as anxious as an ant in a hot pan. If he still could not find Xia Yu, he would call the police.
"I'm in the hospital." Xia Yu said indifferently as she used her hands to catch the rain under the eaves.
"In the hospital, are you hurt?" While hearing that, Shen Yan's heart dropped.
Luo Jiancheng had injured a woman that she needed to be hospitalized. Was he human? Shen Yan felt that he had to settle this debt with Luo Jiancheng.
The moment he heard about it, he thought Luo Jiancheng caused Xia Yu's injuries, so he naturally believed that he had hit Xia Yu.
Why did he think that Xia Yu was injured? Xia Yu was startled for a moment. "It's not me …"
Xia Yu was about to explain to Shen Yan when she suddenly felt someone pulling her bag away.
"My bag …" Xia Yu did not bother to answer the phone call and followed behind.
"Hey, Xia Yu, what happened over there?" Hearing Xia Yu's shouts, Shen Yan asked anxiously.
Xia Yu didn't have time to answer him. The contract she signed with Luo Jiancheng was in her bag. It took much effort to get it. She must have it back.
Seeing that Xia Yu had caught up with him, he turned a corner and ran into an alley.
It was still raining, and it was midnight. The person thought that Xia Yu would not dare to chase after him, but just as he was about to heave a sigh of relief, he suddenly heard Xia Yu shout from behind: "Give me back my bag, or I'll be rude to you."
This thief had underestimated her.
He was a man, and on a dark rainy night like this, in a dark alley where there were few people even in the daytime, the thief grew bolder. He stopped and waited for Xia Yu to come over.
Xia Yu did not overthink and rushed to snatch her bag back.
What a bold woman! The man punched Xia Yu on the left shoulder, causing Xia Yu to fall to the ground immediately.
"Give me back my bag!" Xia Yu crawled up and rushed over.
The man raised his leg and kicked ferociously, causing Xia Yu to fall on the ground once again.
This time, the fall was even more massive than last time. Xia Yu could not help but moan. However, she still struggled to get up and tried to snatch her bag back no matter what.
Xia Yu's desperate move caught the man's attention. There must be something valuable in the bag, or she wouldn't be like this.
The man was ecstatic as he didn't expect to get a large sum of money on a rainy night. He turned and ran towards a residential district. Although this place was remote, it was still a residential area. If one or two people who could not sleep came out and bumped into him, he would be in big trouble. He had to get the loot right away.
"Don't run!" Xia Yu sat on the ground, reached out to take off her shoes and threw them towards the man.
"Bam!" The shoe landed right on the back of the man, but he didn't stop and continued to run into the district.
Xia Yu endured the pain on her body, climbed up from the ground and continued to chase.
In a corridor, she finally caught up with the man.
No, it was more accurate to say that the man had turned around and was about to head out of the district when they met.
"You lunatic, chasing me so far for an empty bag. I'll return it to you! " The man threw the bag to Xia Yu and fiercely pushed her to the ground.
He thought there was something valuable in the bag, but it turned out to be only a folder with a contract inside. If he had known earlier, he wouldn't have spent so much effort. The man scolded as he left.
Xia Yu sat on the ground and quickly opened her bag to look. The contract was still in her purse.
Her phone rang again. Xia Yu took out her wet phone and answered: Hello!
Expensive things have their reasons to be costly. Xia Yu had been running in the rain for a long time, her clothes were already soaked, and she had fallen many times, but the phone was still in good condition.
"Where are you?" It was already past three in the morning, and the rain had fallen most of the night. Shen Yan called Xia Yu, but there was no sound coming from the other side of the phone expect breath and rain.
Xia Yu did not know her exact location, so she could only roughly describe it with her memories.
Xia Yu's words made his heart tighten.
Half an hour later, Shen Yan drove the car to where Xia Yu was. She didn't make her location clear. It took him nearly half an hour to find out where she was.
This residential district has been used for a long time. The elevator kept making noise, and the corridor was dark, with no one to fix the broken bulb. Shen Yan walked for a long time in the darkness before he finally saw Xia Yu, who was squatting in front of an anti-theft door. She had bent her legs and propped her forehead with her arms, resting them on her knees. She was still wearing her wet suit. Perhaps it was because she had been sitting there for a long time that a puddle of water had already formed under her.
Although it was summer, it was raining, and it was already midnight, and the temperature was very low. Shen Yan looked at her, not knowing what to say.
She squatted in front of someone's house in the middle of the night, wrapped in wet clothes. If someone came out and saw her, they would probably be scared to death.
"Hey!" He went over and called out.
Xia Yu raised her head. In the darkness, she could see a faint light shining down, and Shen Yan could see that her face was pale white like a dead person.
Shen Yan twirled his finger in annoyance.
Xia Yu looked at him but did not say a word. She wanted to stand up, but before she could even straighten her body, she lost her balance. Shen Yan hurriedly stepped forward and supported her. This sudden body contact made Xia Yu instinctively want to dodge. Her actions, however, made Shen Yan angry. He merely hugged her waist.
"What are you doing?"
"I can stand up straight!"
"You can stand up straight?" He could feel that this woman was completely powerless. Shen Yan frowned, and ordered her with a stern attitude: "Follow me!"
He didn't care whether Xia Yu was willing or not, and helped her walk down.
However, Xia Yu's legs were already numb. He directly squatted down, meaning to carry her.
After hesitating for a bit, Xia Yu laid on his back. She didn't have any strength left.
The two of them did not speak on the way back home, so Shen Yan directly threw her onto the sofa.
Xia Yu immediately struggled out of the sofa and stood up.
"Thank you!" When she spoke, her voice was weak.
Shen Yan saw that her face was pale and her eyes bloodshot. If he had not seen her just a few hours ago, he would have suspected that she had been through some great ordeal.
"I drove you home in the middle of the night in the rain, and you just said thank you?"
Xia Yu was startled: "What else?"
"All right. It is already great that you could say thank you. " Shen Yan did not want to argue with her: "Tell me, why weren't you going home?"
"..." Xia Yu did not know how to answer, but she felt sore all over, and the place where she had surgery was harrowing, so she rubbed her stomach.
Shen Yan frowned and looked at her for a while, then turned and entered the bathroom. He turned on the hot water and returned to her side: "Can you move by yourself? Do you want me to carry you over? "
"I can walk!" Xia Yu stood up and walked towards the bathroom.
Shen Yan stood in the living room with an indescribable feeling in his heart.
He had a strange feeling that there were many mysteries about her. She was an open person, but she acted very serious in front of him.
Shen Yan once again thought back to Xia Yu's attitude towards the kiss scar that day. However, how do you explain the injuries on Luo Jiancheng's body today?
Could it be that he guessed wrong? Just as he was thinking about this, he suddenly heard "pa-pa-pa" sounds coming from the bathroom, as if something had fallen out.
He quickly walked over and saw that Xia Yu was holding the bathroom door with one hand and her stomach with the other. Several bottles of cosmetics were rolling at her feet.
"What's going on?"
Xia Yu did not say a word and struggled to crouch down to pick it up. Shen Yan had already noticed that something was wrong with her and stepped forward to push away her hand.
"Are you not feeling well?"
Xia Yu flung Shen Yan's hand away and then bent down to pick up the thing on the ground.
"You go out. I'm going to take a bath."
"..." Shen Yan hugged his arms as he looked at her.
She was looking right back at him!
Shen Yan was angry, her face was as white as paper, but she insisted on letting him go. He wouldn't leave.
"Go and change your clothes. I'll take you to the hospital!"
Her face was so pale, how could Shen Yan be at ease?
"No need! "You go out first."
"Go and change your clothes!"
Xia Yu felt that her abdomen was about to collapse from the pain. She thought she was having a silly conversation with him.
Shen Yan no longer forced her to do so and used his foxy eyes to look at the beautiful beads of sweat on her forehead. He smiled and wiped it with a towel.
Then, his lips curled up into a smile. "Fine, I don't mind helping you change your clothes!"
Then he grabbed her body and lifted her.
Xia Yu: "..."
Even if Xia Yu struggled with all her might, it would be useless.
Shen Yan threw her onto the bed in her bedroom and ripped off the buttons on her jacket. Her underwear was exposed, along with her fair skin.
Such a straightforward yet sudden stimulus made Shen Yan feel his lower abdomen expanding. He stared at the woman beneath him.
Shen Yan's eyes shifted as he caught sight of a large patch of cyan on her left shoulder.
"What's going on?" Shen Yan frowned and extended his hand out towards that place.
Xia Yu bit her lower lip, and her eyes started to shine.
"Don't touch me!"
She didn't struggle or resist, but her face was full of a cold expression of disgust. Shen Yan's mood sank, and he released her.
"Come out after you change your clothes. I'll wait for you outside!"
Shen Yan left and closed the door for her.
Xia Yu held onto her abdomen, struggled to get up, walked over and locked the door, then sat on the bed by himself.
She did not know how long she sat on the bed until the pain in her abdomen lessened. She changed her clothes at random, took two painkillers, and sat for a while, feeling better, before she opened the door.
She could smell the smoke in the room. Shen Yan was standing in front of the French window, holding onto a cigarette with one hand and brushing a few pieces of paper with the other.
"you did this to yourself tonight for this?"
Xia Yu raised her head to look at the contract in Shen Yan's hands. She didn't say anything, neither denied nor admitted it.