Unaware that she had beaten countless red lights, she sped all the way to the city center, and only upon reaching it did she stop the car at the roadside.
The earlier scene frightened her immensely. She held the steering wheel in a tight grip and covered her chest, whereby her heart was pounding thunderously. She was unable to calm down for a long time.
What exactly had happened earlier?
She seemed to have witnessed Aaron getting murdered…
Who was it?
What was going on?
Her heart was in turmoil.
At that moment when she was stressed out, her phone rang!
Startled by the loud ringtone, she forced herself to calm down and picked up the phone with trembling hands.
The display showed an unfamiliar number.
Having received that earlier fright, it was inevitable that she would feel jittery now. Hence, only after it had rung for some time did she pick up the call.
"It's me." Mu Lianjue's gloomy voice came through.
Upon hearing his voice, she unexpectedly calmed down fast. "Fourth uncle, it's you…"
"Wanrou, you're really hopelessly stupid," he suddenly berated. "That Aaron knew everything about you and had to be rid of, but you kept him alive, instead!"
His mention of the man startled her. She carefully probed, "Earlier, did you send someone to kill… Aaron?"
"It's me! Do you expect me to be as foolish as you, leaving such a huge liability alive?"
He paused for a bit. "Never mind that he knew everything about you, this man was also not quick-witted. If he had given himself away and gotten caught by Mu Yazhe, you'd have been done for!"
For now, he still had some use for her as a pawn.
On her end, Mu Wanrou was stunned!
Aaron was indeed killed by him!
Her face struggled to maintain a state of tranquility, but she ultimately failed because of Mu Lianjue's vicious and merciless methods.
She suddenly had a realization and questioned in dismay, "Fourth uncle, do you have someone tailing me?"
She deliberately chose a very secluded place to meet Aaron, and no one was around for a few miles.
Unless the man sent someone to deliberately stalk her, it would never…
Her thoughts gave way to fear.
He was indeed a wily old fox.
His actions clearly meant that he did not trust her.
"I did send someone to tail you."
He did not deny it. "That's because I'm worried! If anything happens to you, it will hinder my plans! Mu Wanrou, I'm warning you; if you get in my way even just for a bit, I'll get rid of you, too; do you understand?"
She was so frightened that her lips quivered. From the rearview mirror, her face was horrifyingly pale.
At the thought of Aaron's miserable death, she felt an explicable sadness and pain in her heart.
In fact, she still had a bit of conscience.
Aaron was truly in love with her. For her, he did not hesitate to betray Mu Yazhe!
Suddenly, his persistent yet solemn vow rang clear in her mind, He said that he wanted to elope with her and give her a stable yet quiet life.
In the blink of an eye, the misery in his wide, open eyes flashed in her mind. She suddenly felt unwell and covered her mouth in sadness.
"It's necessary to speed up the implementation of my plan." Mu Lianjue paused. "I heard that that that old man is busy arranging the wedding between you and Mu Yazhe!"