Chapter 1376 Deception
Sizing up the shady-looking Mu Lianjue, Vermilion Bird hastened to her charge, squatted before the boy, and whispered, “Sir, calm down; don’t take his words for real! He may be taking you for a ride.”
She voiced her concern to him.
She did not know what device the fellow was holding in his hand.
Is that thing really a long-range explosive device?
No one knows for sure, and none will know the truth.
Perhaps, just as what the man had said, once he pressed the button, the boy’s house would explode and be buried in a sea of flame instantly.
It would mean that his mother and older brother would ruthlessly end up as a bloody splatter in the blast!
Perhaps, his words were truly only deception. There was no explosive or long-range device in his person, and he only wanted to deceive the boy into becoming his hostage.
The man knew very well that the one who wanted his life was Mu Yazhe!
To his nephew, his son had more value as a hostage compared to his second brother.
“Sir, calm down; don’t fret. He might just be bluffing.”
Taking in a deep breath, Youyou replied deeply, “I’m suspecting that, too!”
He was a smart boy, yet he did not expect this move from his second great-uncle.
The deeper his concern, the messier his heart was, and this was precisely what Mu Lianjue was after!
The man might be using deceptive tactics to achieve his aim, but he dared not.
He dared not risk the lives of his mother and brother!
Nobody knew for sure or could guarantee the nature of the d*mn object held in the man’s palm.
Maybe, nothing would happen when he pressed it.
Perhaps, just as the man claimed, he would lose his mother and brother forever!
The child was usually daring and dauntless, but he lost his courage this time around. It was hard for him to bet the lives of his loved ones!
Despite his anxiety, he maintained a calm composure. There was no hint of wavering on his face as he studied the man, trying discern any telltale sign on his face.
“Are you doubting me? Do you think I’m conning you? Since you don’t believe me, why don’t we try it now?” As the older man spoke, he held up the remote detonator in his hand for the boy to see and moved to press the button at any time.
The boy could hold back no longer, shouting, “Stop!”
A triumphant glee flashed across the man’s eyes and lips the moment the boy spoke.
“Come over now, then! Be good and make your way here.”
The man kept cajoling the child, just like a devil trying to tempt him. “Come over here. Boy, be good and come here now!”
Sipping his lips tightly, the lad was about to take his first step when Lisa blocked his path.
“He’s fooling you!” The girl told him in a hushed tone. Her eyes were fixed coldly and warily on the man as she told her master this. “Don’t go over.”
“Let me pass.”
With an elegant smile, he reiterated calmly, “Let me pass.”
“I’m not going to let you take this risk.”
Her tone was rigid, unwilling to compromise.
She was not going to watch him give up his life in this way!
She knew that the boy would be doomed once he ended up in his great-uncle’s hands.