The police speculated that the murderer was a serial killer who had violent tendencies and would exhibit extreme antisocial behaviors when provoked by outside factors or when the person became mentally unbalanced.
Was that really the case, though?
The boy did not think so.
Prior to the assassination, the murderer hacked the school's security system and destroyed the surveillance cameras. Even those at the streets hundreds of meters away from the campus were cut off.
It was a premeditated assassination.
The shooting location was probably the abandoned building facing the classroom.
Located a hundred meters away from school, it was a perfect location to lay in ambush.
He was entirely in a state of hysteria.
This assassination attempt came so suddenly that it caught him off guard.
The murderer must have been a trained assassin. After the failed assassination, the person retreated without leaving a trace behind.
Just as he speculated, it was almost a successful assassination.
He was only milliseconds away from death.
Naturally, Li Hanlin did not tell his mother about his suspicions and only told her that it was a campus shooting incident.
Feeling heartbreak for her son, she hugged him closely to her. The child was still so young; he must be frightened after having experienced such a horrible incident.
Only under her constant soft soothing did he gradually have a control over his fear.
The car drove home.
As soon as she carried him to the bedroom and placed him on his bed, he hurriedly jumped off it to walk to the window. Darkness fell over the bedroom when he locked the windows and closed the curtains.
He then walked to the door and locked it from the inside. His hand froze in that instant. Perhaps he was too keyed up earlier, so when he finally relaxed now, his entire body slid down against the door. He lay feebly on the floor as he breathed unevenly.
Hugging him heartbreakingly, she gently comforted, "Youyou, don't be scared; it's fine now. Don't be scared! Mommy is here with you!"
He burrowed his little face in her embrace. Although expressionless, his eyes glinted murderously in her blind spot.
While other children would be wailing in fright after such a horrible near-death experience, not one tear fell from his eyes. He only grabbed his mother's sleeves and hugged her tightly with his little hands. Somewhere deep in his eyes, though, was filled with lingering trepidation! Fear and fury consumed him even more!
Not knowing who the mastermind behind the assassination was, he was afraid that the next target would be his mother!
It was entirely sheer luck that he was still alive despite his close brush with death!
If this were to happen again, he was worried that his mother would meet a mishap!
He was more worried about her safety than his own.
His pearlescent teeth left a deep mark on his lower lip as he bit hard on it.
He kept his silence for the entire day.
She felt as if a knife were twisting in her heart while she stayed close to his side for the whole day.
It was late at night.
The mother-son pair quietly fell asleep with the boy in her arms.
Slowly opening his eyes in the darkness, he turned his head to look at her quietly sleeping face. He held her face as he gave her a light peck between the brows before he proceeded to break free from her embrace carefully.
He left the bedroom for the study and phoned his agent after locking the door.
The moment the call connected, he heard the man's worried voice. "Sir?"