Chapter 1299: Who is this woman in the picture?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
As soon as he stepped inside his office, he saw Gong Jie standing in front of the window. His snowy-white military suit made him appear tall and slender.
He stood expressionless by the window with a lighted cigar in his hand.
He seemed to have been waiting for him for a long time.
Upon seeing him, Li Hanlin greeted, “Sir, you’re here!”
“Well, what’s the matter?” he asked.
His agent turned in the man by the window’s direction with a complex look.
Following the direction of his sight, the boy looked asked, “Master Gong, you’re looking for me?”
A pair of deep-set eyes affixed on the boy meaningfully as the man turned around solemnly.
“Mhm.” He sat on the sofa with a smile. “Master Gong, there were a lot of slip-ups in this mission by your men!”
The man’s face darkened.
“I’ve suffered quite a bit as a result of their careless oversight. Say, how will you compensate me?”
He returned the question. “How do you want me to compensate you?”
“Give me Vermilion Bird!” Youyou stated a shocking term.
“Her?” The man’s lips lifted as he asked nonchalantly. “Why? Do you have your eyes on her?”
“Yes,” the boy answered bluntly. “Besides her, give me another secret bodyguard! What do you think of this term?”
He had his reasons for making such a request.
He had Lisa around him to ensure his safety, but he needed to find a way to arrange a secret bodyguard to be placed by his mother’s side to protect her in times of necessity.
After all, he did not wish to have a repeat of this incident!
Soldiers from the military were incomparable to Mercenary Paradise’s highly skilled mercenaries.
They were shadow assassins with formidable combat abilities. As such, he would naturally be assured to leave his mother in their protection!
It was why he had stated such a term.
Regarding his request, the man smiled and agreed to it sans hesitation. “Since you’ve asked, how can I say no? From now on, Vermilion Bird and Peaceful Tyrant will be assigned to you!”
After a pause, he asked, “Where’s Lisa?”
The man posed a question, instead. “Are you concerned about her?”
“I’m asking about her condition.”
His lips arched into a cold smile as he expressionlessly stated, “She’s only a personal bodyguard; even if she dies, you don’t have to ask anything.”
His cold voice rang. “She’s not! Just a little hurt—it’s not life-threatening.”
The boy furrowed his brows in puzzlement. “Why do you want to look for me, then?”
With an arched brow, the adult suddenly walked to the poster hanging on the wall and stared at it. His lips parted. “Who is this woman?!”
The boy’s startled gaze fell on it at once. It was what he had selected among his mother’s pictures for a movie.
He found this one especially beautiful and classy. It was a delightful sight for the eyes!
Thus, he blew it up and made it into a poster to be hung on the opposite wall of his desk.
He would always feel at ease whenever he lifted his head and saw this poster.
His brow arched slightly; he could not help feeling suspicious and a little wary of the motives behind the man’s question. “Why do you ask about this?”
“I’m just asking!”
Gong Jie’s eyes suddenly affixed on the boy’s delicate and beautiful face again.