Chapter 2080: Who sent you?
His sister said with a blush, “Look for me the next time you’re free, alright? I’ll bring you around. We’ve still got many places to visit!”
“I think we can forget that. Look at how jealous brother-in-law was; I’m afraid we won’t have a chance to enjoy our time together like this again.”
“Don’t bother about him!” She was flustered.
After keeping quiet for a while, Gong Jie slowly revealed his thoughts. “He’s clearly a royalty—born with a silver spoon in his mouth—and must have enjoyed plenty of attention.”
He had observed the man closely at dinner. His sister’s husband was a blue blood, for even the way he ate revealed his peerage.
The Gongs and the Mus were different.
His family owned a conglomerate, which was in control of a vast territory; it was a world-class entity.
As for his brother-in-law’s family, it had stood tall and proud for many decades. Their resounding reputation had gone for half a century and could not be matched by any other!
Even a dynasty would change every hundred years or so. Thus, it was still a feat for a family to persist beyond a century.
He could imagine the man being a proud aristocrat, who always got what he wanted. He was concerned that his sister would be bullied.
Still, he had no say in the affairs of her heart.
The young man broke into a smile, hooked his arms around her nape, and kissed her lightly on the glabella. “Sis, give me a call right away if brother-in-law ever bullies you.”
His sister was stunned for a moment before chuckling. “Alright. Don’t you worry about me.”
“How can I feel at ease when it comes to my one and only sister?!”
She gave him a look of resignation. The woman had mixed emotions about her brother’s protectiveness, though she was happy to hear him express his concern, too. In the end, she just urged, “It’s getting late; you’d better hurry home. Remember to take an early rest!”
“Alright, sis. Goodnight.”
He got in his car and drove off.
The woman stood and watched the departing car before she turned to walk back in the house.
The Mercedes-Benz left Xiangti Walk and sped on the main road for some time before it came to a halt at a desolate spot.
Gong Jie alighted from the car, taking out his cigarette box for a puff. After he lit it up, wisps of smoke slowly rose in the air. The light flickered in the dark.
Before long, a jeep appeared close behind and stopped at the side as well. After the engine died down, there was no movement from it for a long time.
Holding the cigarette between his lips, he slowly walked over to the jeep with hands in his pockets. Once he reached the vehicle, he lifted his slender foot to hit the side of it viciously. It was a strong kick and made a dent to the door.
“Get off now!” he ordered coldly. The door opened and out came a few well-trained bodyguards who lined themselves in a row.
He sized them up expressionlessly before questioning frigidly, “Who sent you?”
There was no sound from them.
His eyes glinted dangerously. He then continued with a loud snort. “You guys have been following me since morning, haven’t you?”
“Second master, we are under the grand master’s order to follow you for your safety. That’s his command! We are here to protect you!”
The man merely sniggered in response.