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Bordertown Wanderer - Chapter 33

Chapter 33 - Perish Under The Saber

It was early in the morning, the chillness of autumn covered the area.

Cui Nong woke up. She woke up very early, but then she noticed there was no one beside her. The billow still had the warmth of Fu HongXue's breath, but where was he?

A feeling of loneliness and fear suddenly swelled up into Cui Nong's heart and sunk it. She still remembered the words Fu HongXue said last night, "There are things you never want to do, but actually must do."

She accepted what he said. Regardless of who one is, in one's life, there will always be one or two things one never wants to do.

Now, she finally understood what Fu HongXue's words really meant.

Cui Nong remembered what he said, "I don't want to go, but I have no choice but to go."

The wind blew at the window. Her face was pale.

The wind was really cold.

She just blankly listened to the sound of the wind outside the window. She was not crying, but her whole body was shivering.

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A milky white fog had risen, there were still dewdrops on the grass from last night. A snail came out from between the fields through a dirt trail.

Fu HongXue was walking on the dirt trail, his hand tightly grasped onto his saber. His left leg would take a step as his right leg would slowly drag along.

It was a jet black saber, but he had a very pale face.

Fu HongXue thought, "I don't want to go, but I have no choice but to go!"

He was not crying either, but his heart did ache; it ached, it hurt, and it was such a harsh feeling. But it was different this time, he did not suffer deeply. Because this time, it was not Cui Nong who left him, it was him who left Cui Nong.

Fu HongXue thought, "...I only know that after being apart from you for twelve days, I never want to be apart from you again."

He did not feel sorry think about these words because at the time he said it, he really did mean it.

It was a time when he was at his weakest. When a person is at it's weakest, he will often say things he never would have thought he would say.

At that time, he really thought he needed her. Because she made him feel dignified and confident, she made him believe that he was not a nobody.

Then his emotions gradually calmed down.

Afterwards, he remembered a few things. He remembered her past, her occupation, and her vanity. He remembered how she quietly left him that one day. But the one thing he remembered most vividly was the time when the young cart driver was hugging her and walking into an inn. What have they been doing for the past thirteen days? Were they also...

At the times he embraced her soft and silky body, he felt a bit disgusted.

Fu HongXue thought, "...those are matters of the past, why can't we just forget about them together?"

Now, he finally understands. There are some things that can never be forgotten. The more you want to forget about it, the faster it comes back to haunt you.

Then, he could not help but remember the scene when she slapped the young cart driver to the ground.

Fu HongXue thought, "Perhaps later, she will quitely leave him again because she lacks righteousness and is heartless after all."

Suddenly, all the love had turned into hate because his life is only filled with enmity and hatred after all.

Fu HongXue thought, "Let alone, I can't even support her; much less, the matters I have to go do, she cannot follow. So, even though I left, it is good for her too. After two years, I doubt she would be able to bear watching as the amount of money slowly dwindles."

If a person wants to find an excuse for oneself, it is quite easily done. If a person wants to forgive oneself, that is even easier.

He has already forgiven himself completely. If Cui Nong had never came back, perhaps he would have suffered for the rest of his life, but she did come back.

His emotional wound had already closed up and turned into a scar, a hard and insensitive scar.

Fu HongXue thought, "Since she is going to leave sooner or later, why don't I leave first then?"

The chillness of autumn was penetrating, but the colors of autumn was even more.

The mountains in the distance were the colors of dried up yellow, the colors of the forests were the same. Under the gloomy sky, it was a very mystical and crisp scene.

Fu HongXue slowly walked over. Although he is walked slowly, he never stopped because he knew Hero Manor was right behind the forest.

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The Hero Manor resembled it's master, both were hanging on the brink of old age.

The walls seem to have been decorated by paintings of fishes, but even paintings could not defeat the passing of time. The wind was blowing at the window sill, continuously making a "ge ge" sound.

The sunlight come in through the window, and shone directly on the iron axe. An iron axe that weighed 63 catties.

Xue Bin was holding his hands behind his back, standing under the sunshine and staring at the iron axe.

But to him, this was no ordinary iron axe. It was his partner; it had accompanied him through thick and thin, and has fought hundreds of battles with him.

Thirty years ago, this iron axe accompanied him into the dragon's den, fought through the tiger's cave, and swept across the mountains. Now, the iron axe still resembled what it looked like thirty years ago; still shining and full of vigor.

But what about the axe's master?

Xue Bin brought his hand up to cover his mouth and started to cough gently. The sun was shining onto his body. Even though the sun had just risen, but to him, it was as if the sun was already setting. He compares himself to a sun set because it signifies the passing of time; therefore, like a sun set, his time in life has already passed.

On top of the jujube table, there is a rolled up piece of paper. This was a letter he received through a flying pigeon from a former subordinate from the city.

He now knows that both, his friend and his son, have perished under the saber of a youngster, and his name is Fu HongXue.

Xue Bin certainly knows that this is not his real name, but he is certain his surname is Bai.

The saber the Bai family used was jet black; the scabbard was jet black, the hilt was jet black.

Xue Bin really understood what kind of a saber that was. He has seen the exact same saber with his own eyes before. A saber that can kill three top martial artists in a blink of an eye.

At this moment, he still had a scar from a saber wound, which can be seen from his throat down to his navel. If it was not for his luck and for how the opposite party had exhausted his energy, he would have been cut into two pieces. Even after ten years, whenever he remembers the scene of when the saber slashed down, he cannot help but break out in cold sweat. Sometimes, he would wake up with a start due to a nightmare. Because in his nightmare, there would be a person with the exact same jet black saber coming after him, then the person would slash down and split him in half.

And now, this person has really come!

The iron axe is also avoiding the light.

He rolled up his sleeves, tightly grasped onto the axe handle, and swung.

He once used this axe in the Shansi Mountains to kill thirty bandits. But now, this axe seem to feel so much heavier; at times, he could not even use all 108 stances. He was still determined to try.

The hall was very spacious. He brandishes his iron axe and moves his body. In an instant, only the shadow of the iron axe filled the hall. The sound of the wind created by the iron axe was tigerish. Looks like there was still some strength left in him after all.

But he knew that he was not as strong as he wanted to be. At the 78th stance, he was already taking labored breaths. This was only practice, if he really fought a powerful enemy, even 10 stances would be very difficult.

He gasped for a breath and laid down the iron axe.

There was wine on the table, he was gasping for breath as he sat down. He poured himself a full cup and drank it down.

He realized his alcohol tolerance had also deteriorated. Before, he use to be able to drink ten big cups. Now, only after drink three, he was already feeling tipsy and his face had already turned red.

An old servant with white hair and a hunchback slowly walked in.

He was originally Xue Bin's childhood classmate, he has been with the Xue family for almost 60 years.

In his younger days, he was quite capable. He also wielded a heavy iron axe that weighed 30 catties, and has killed a few outlaws himself.

But now, not only did he have a hunchback, he had a bad waist and all his muscles were already sagging. Moreover, he had asthma and could not take a few steps without stopping to gasp for air.

When Xue Bin sees him, he cannot help but feel he is looking at himself.

Xue Bin thought, "The years are so ruthless, why are the years so ruthless?" He was sighing in his heart and asked, "The matter I asked you to do, is it done?"

Actually, he did not have to ask this because he knew, better than anyone else, that the Old Servant was very loyal and devoted to him.

The Old Servant replied, "Master, the horsekeepers, the maids, and the older female servants altogether are 35 people. They have all been dismissed and have been given 520 silvers each. This should be enough for each to start a small business and live a lifetime."

Xue Bin nodded and said, "Very good."

Old Servant replied, "There is still 1,532 silvers left in the storehouse."

Xue Bin replied, "Very good. You can take it all with you."

Old Servant lowered his head and replied, "I...I will not leave."

Xue Bin asked, "Why not?"

The Old Servant's face was full of wrinkles, there was no expression. He deeply replied, "I am 68 this year, where else can I go?"

Xue Bin did not say anymore. He knew they were alike with no where to go.

The wind was blowing through the Chinese parasol trees in the courtyard. The world seem to be full of unceasing sorrow.

Xue Bin suddenly said, "Come, you should come and have a drink."

The Old Servant did not decline. He slowly walked over and poured his master a cup, then poured himself a cup. His hands were trembling.

Xue Bin looked at him and was filled with pity. Maybe he was not feeling pity for the Old Servant, but rather for himself.

Xue Bin said, "That's right, I remember you are 68 this year because we were born in the same year."

Old Servant lowered his head and replied, "Yes."

Xue Bin said, "I remember when you first arrived here, I was only eight years old."

Old Servant replied, "Yes."

Xue Bin sighed deeply and said, "60 years, 60 years have passed in a blink of the eye, time really do fly."

Old Servant replied, "Yes."

Xue Bin asked, "Do you still remember the number of people you have killed in this lifetime?"

Old Servant replied, "20 to 30 in total."

Xue Bin asked, "What about women, how many have you played with?"

The Old Servant revealed a happy expression from the wrinkles around his eyes and replied, "That I'm not sure of."

Xue Bin smiled and said, "I also know about you and the maid you brought back the previous year, don't think I didn't know."

The Old Servant did not deny it, he smile slightly and replied, "That girl is no good at all, but just a moment ago, I secretly gave her 120 silvers."

Xue Bin laughed and said, "You're always not stingy with women, this I also know."

Old Servant replied, "This I learned from you, Master."

Xue Bin laughed and said, "The number of people I've killed is more than you, and the number of women I've played with is no less than you."

Old Servant replied, "Of course."

Xue Bin said, "Therefore, we can say that we have lived long enough."

Old Servant replied, "More than enough."

Xue Bin said, "Come, let us toast."

They have only drunk two cups.

As the third cups were filled, they saw a person slowly enter the courtyard.

A person with a very pale face carrying a jet black saber.

The Chinese parasol trees have not even pass it's autumn phase yet.

Fu HongXue was standing under the Chinese parasol tree, his hand tightly grasping onto his saber.

Xue Bin was staring, staring at the jet black saber, but unexpectedly, his facial expression was serene.

Fu HongXue suddenly asked, "Your surname is Xue?"

Xue Bin nodded.

Fu HongXue asked, "Big Xue was your son?"

Xue Bin nodded again.

Fu HongXue asked, "19 years ago, that..."

Xue Bin suddenly cut him off and replied, "You don't have to ask anymore because the person you're looking for is definitely me."

Fu HongXue stared at him and asked, "Definitely you?"

Xue Bin nodded, suddenly sighed and said, "It was snowing really hard that night."

Fu HongXue's pupils contracted and asked, "You...you still remember what happened that night?"

Xue Bin replied, "Of course, I remember everything."

Fu HongXue said, "Tell me."

Xue Bin replied, "When I arrived at the Plum Flower Temple, many people were already there."

Fu HongXue asked, "Who were they?"

Xue Bin replied, "I could not tell because everyone had covered their face, we didn't even speak to each other."

Fu HongXue became silent.

Xue Bin said, "I know they didn't know who I was either because that day, the weapon I brought wasn't this iron axe, it was a sly-headed broadsword."

Fu HongXue said, "Continue."

Xue Bin replied, "We were hiding under the snow for a long time, it was freezing to death. Suddenly, I heard someone announced that everyone has arrived."

Fu HongXue asked, "Was it Ma KongQun who said it?"

Xue Bin replied, "It was not! Ma KongQun was inside the Plum Flower Temple drink wine."

Fu HongXue asked, "Who was the person that spoke? How did the person know exactly how many people were going? Was the person one of the host?"

Xue Bin smiled mysteriously and replied, "Even if I knew, I would not tell you." He quickly continued, "After a period of time, the Bai family members came out from the Plum Flower Temple. All of them were intoxicated and looked quite happy."

Fu HongXue clenched his teeth and asked, "Who was the first to strike?"

Xue Bin replied, "Concealed weapons and projectiles were used first, but it did not work."

Fu HongXue asked, "And then?"

Xue Bin replied, "And then everyone rushed in, Ma KongQun was the first one into the fight. But he suddenly turned away and slashed down at Bai TianYu."

Fu HongXue's face was full of grief, he clenched his teeth and said, "He could not get away."

Xue Bin dully replied, "Whether he got away or not, it does not concern me."

Fu HongXue dully said, "You shouldn't think about running away either."

Xue Bin replied, "I don't plan on running away at all, I have been waiting here for you after all!"

Fu HongXue asked, "Do you have any thing else to say?"

Xue Bin replied, "Only one." He raised his cup and drank, then said, "The way we handled this matter was not straightforward and upright, but if we were to go back 19 years right now, I would still do the same."

Fu HongXue asked, "Why?"

Xue Bin replied, "That Bai TianYu cannot be considered a person."

Fu HongXue's pale face suddenly turned blood red, his eyes have also turned red, with a hissing sound, he said, "Come out."

Xue Bin asked, "Why should I come out?"

Fu HongXue replied, "Get your iron axe."

Xue Bin said, "There's no need for that." He suddenly smiled peculiarly looking towards the Old Servant and said, "It is time."

Old Servant replied, "It is time."

Xue Bin asked, "Do you have any thing to say?"

Old servant replied, "Only one." He suddenly smiled and said, "That Bai TianYu cannot be considered a person!"

After these words were said, Fu HongXue flew towards them like a swallow, but he was too late.

Xue Bin and Old Servant had already fallen down, they had fallen down laughing.

A knife was stuck in each of their chest. They were very sharp knives. Their hands were grasping onto the hilt of the knives.

The wind was blowing through the Chinese parasol trees. The wind cannot be stopped, vengeance cannot be stopped either.

However, there is a way to end vengeance. It is as simple as a slash.

Xue Bin had used his own knife, he had used it to slash away this 19 years of enmity.

Now, nobody will ever seek him out for vengeance again.

Even Fu HongXue cannot!

Fu HongXue was staring, staring at the two faces of the dying men. They were still smiling and seem like they still had something to say to him.

Xue Bin then asked, "We have lived a full life, what about you? Do you know why you live your life?"

Is it for vengeance?

Should this vengeance really be carried out?

Xue Bin repeated, "The way we handled this matter was not straightforward and upright, but if we were to go back 19 years right now, I would still do the same!" He said, "Jie Ru was originally mine, but Bai TianYu used his power and wealth to steal her from me. Why would I want to lie? Don't tell me you've never heard of what type of a person your father was? If so, I will tell you, he was a..." He stopped, then repeated, "I only have one thing to say and that's Bai TianYu cannot be considered a good person!"

Xue Bin's words, Liu DongLai's words, and Old Servant's words, they were like a big wave smashing into him one by one.

Why would they want to say these kind of words?

How come all of them said the exact same things?

Fu HongXue refused to believe it.

Deep down, he always considered his father to be like a god, he always thought others had the same point of view.

But now, he suddenly felt an unspeakable fear in his heart because now, he also started to doubt.

Why were there so many people from the Martial World with such high status risk everything they had just to go kill him?

Is there anyone who can answer and explain this?

Fu HongXue could not.

He was standing there, staring at the corpses and his body started to tremble again.

The wind blew towards the corpses and the white hair on top of their heads swayed with the wind.

They were already old men, but their actions were unforgivable, they had to be killed.

Fu HongXue believed what he was doing was right, but the started to doubt again. He was originally born to take vengeance, vengeance was what he lived for.

But now, he had no idea what to do.

Should he forgive them?

If this vengeance was really not to be carried out, what would be the meaning of his existence?

The faces of the deceased had already stiffened, the frozen smile on their faces looked very peculiar.

Their eyes were originally emerged, but now they looked like they were submerged in tears, crying.

But how can the deceased cry. What was flowing out of their eyes were not tears, it was blood. Blood was flowing out from the corner of their mouth and the seven orifices on their body. It was a purplish black colored blood.

That color of blood did not look like a human's at all. Even if a ghost was to bleed, its blood would not be as dreadful as that.

Could this be their way of trying to stop Fu HongXue?

Fu HongXue was still tightly grasping onto his saber, but his palm had started to break out cold sweat.

At this moment, he wanted to rush out of here, to quickly leave this place behind, the faster the better.

But right when he turned around, he saw Ye Kai.

That relentless soul, Ye Kai.

Ye Kai was staring at the deceased on the ground, he had an unusual expression on his face. Ding LingLin was standing far behind them, not daring to even take a glance.

It is not that she has never seen a dead person before, it is just that she has never seen a dead person that looked so dreadful.

Fu HongXue said, "You've come again."

Ye Kai nodded and replied, "I've come again."

Fu HongXue asked, "Why do you always have to follow me?"

Ye Kai asked, "Is this a place where only you're allowed to come to?"

Fu HongXue became silent. But this time, he did not mind running into Ye Kai.

Because when he saw Ye Kai, his loneliness and fears suddenly lessened by a great deal. He really did not mind running into Ye Kai at all because everytime he sees him, his loneliness and fears would lessened.

But he will never admit to it.

He did not want a friend, he did not want others to sympathize with him or pity him.

The bells on Ding LingLin's body was making a "ding ling ling" sound. At this time, in this place, the sound was not only not pleasing to the ear, it made one's heart vexed.

Fu HongXue could not bear it any longer and asked, "Why do you have to carry these bells around?"

Ding LingLin replied, "You can carry as many bells as you want too, I don't ask you why you do things."

Fu HongXue became silent again. He always felt lonely whenever he spoke. Normally, he would have never spoke in the first place.

Now he had nothing else to say; therefore, he began to leave.

Ye Kai suddenly said, "Wait."

Normally, Fu HongXue would have not stopped, but this time he did, not only did he stopped, he also turned around.

Ye Kai said, "These two were not killed by you."

Fu HongXue nodded.

Ye Kai said, "They did not commit suicide either."

Fu HongXue asked, "They didn't?"

Ye Kai replied, "Absolutely not!"

Fu HongXue was astonished because he knew Ye Kai was not a person who just speak nonsense. He said, "But I saw how they stabbed their chest with my own eyes."

Ye Kai replied, "Even if these two knives did not kill them, they would have died anyway."

Fu HongXue asked, "Why?"

Ye Kai replied, "Because they have been poisoned long ago."

Fu HongXue excitedly asked, "Was the poison in the wine?"

Ye Kai replied, "It is a very powerful and very strange poison."

Fu HongXue asked, "If they had already taken poison, why would they still stab themselves?"

Ye Kai slowly replied, "Because they did not know they were already poisoned."

Fu HongXue asked, "Someone else poisoned them?"

Ye Kai replied, "Most definitely."

Fu HongXue asked, "Who?"

Ye Kai sighed and replied, "This is something I can't figure out."

Fu HongXue was silent. He knew if Ye Kai could not even figure this out, there was most likely no one else who would be able to.

Ye Kai said, "The person who would be able to put poison in Xue Bin's wine must be someone who is very familiar with this place."

Fu HongXue agreed.

Ye Kai said, "Xue Bin knew you would come to look for him, he had already accepted his fate, that's why he dismissed everyone from his household."

Fu HongXue agreed. He had seen many of them on his way to the manor.

Ye Kai said, "If the culprit was familiar with this place, he must of fully understood the situation, he must have know Xue Bin was definitely going to die."

Fu HongXue agreed, anyone would have agreed to this reasoning.

Ye Kai pondered, "Xue Bin was definitely going to die, so why did he have to poison the wine as well?"

This did not make any sense.

Fu HongXue asked, "Maybe Xue Bin poisoned himself?"

Ye Kai replied, "That's impossible."

Fu HongXue asked, "Why?"

Ye Kai replied, "He would not have to do more than what's needed."

Fu HongXue said, "Maybe he was afraid he would not have a chance against me!"

Ye Kai replied, "If he wanted to kill you, of course he would not stand a chance. But when a person wants to commit suicide, there are countless opportunities."

Fu HongXue did not fully agree, but he could not deny it either. He could have not given Xue Bin the opportunity to commit suicide with his knife, but he would never have done so.

Ye Kai said, "Most importantly, Xue Bin would not have this kind of poison."

Fu HongXue asked, "Why not?"

Ye Kai replied, "He has always considered himself to be a strong and courageous person, someone who has never used hidden weapons or projectiles, he detest those who use poison the most. Being the kind of person he is, why would he use poison to commit suicide?"

He did not give a chance for Fu HongXue to speak, he quickly continued, "Let alone, this type of poison is rarely used because it is so precious and dreadful. Regardless of putting it in wine or water, it is colorless and tasteless, it cannot even be detected by silverware."

Fu HongXue asked, "You recognize this type of poison?"

Ye Kai smiled and replied, "Of all the different kind of poisons in the world, there are very few I can't identify."

Fu HongXue asked, "Is this the type of poison that can only be detected by using ancient jade?"

To test for poison, most would use silverware, but ancient jade is used only during special exceptions.

Ye Kai replied, "So you also know of this method."

Fu HongXue coldly said, "I am not that knowledgeable when it comes to poison, but in this world, there aren't that many poison that can kill me."

Ye Kai smiled, he knew Fu HongXue was not boasting.

Princess Bai Feng was the daughter of the founder of Devil's Cult, naturally, she should have been an expert in poisons. But how come her son was killed by being poisoned?

Fu HongXue has never used poison before, he also has never seen a person die from being poisoned. But the methods on how to detect poisons, he definitely knew of many.

Even though he had the knowledge, he lacked the experience.

Fu HongXue asked, "So your deduction is that Xue Bin would never have put poison in the wine."

Ye Kai replied, "Of course not."

Fu HongXue said, "Since others already knew that he was going to die, the wine did not need to be poisoned."

Ye Kai replied, "That's right."

Fu HongXue, "Then where did the poison come from?"

Ye Kai replied, "I've been thinking about that, and there's only one possibility."

Fu HongXue listened.

Ye Kai continued, "The culprit must have been afraid that Xue Bin might spill some secrets in front of you; therefore, before you arrived, they wanted to poison him to death."

Fu HongXue said, "But at the time I arrived, he wasn't dead yet."

Ye Kai replied, "That's because you arrived very quickly, and he just happened to die very slowly."

Fu HongXue said, "By the time I arrived, he had already drunk four to five cups of wine."

Ye Kai replied, "The wine was poisoned a long time ago. Xue Bin had waited a while before he started to drink; therefore, the poison in the wine had already started to disperse."

Fu HongXue said, "That's why the first few cups he had, the poison was already very weak."

Ye Kai replied, "That's right."

Fu HongXue continued, "That's why when I arrived, he was still alive."

Ye Kai replied, "That's right."

Fu HongXue continued, "That's why he was able to tell me so many things."

Ye Kai nodded.

Fu HongXue continued, "But he didn't tell me anyone else's secrets."

Ye Kai replied, "You should think about it again."

Fu HongXue slowly walked out, he was walking against the desolate autumn wind in the courtyard.

The Chinese parasol trees were already getting old.

Fu HongXue was pondering, then slowly said, "He told me they were all waiting outside the Plum Flower Temple for a long time, then someone suddenly announced everyone has arrived."

Ye Kai's eyes lit and and replied, "How did the person know everyone has arrived, how did the person know how many would arrive? Because the only one who should have known this was Ma KongQun."

Fu HongXue nodded.

Ye Kai said, "But Ma KongQun was still in the Plum Flower Temple drinking wine at the time."

Fu HongXue said, "That's what Xue Bin said."

Ye Kai asked, "Then who was the person who announced it?"

Fu HongXue shook his head.

Ye Kai asked, "Xue Bin didn't tell you?"

Fu HongXue's facial expression was like the Chinese parasol trees blowing in the autumn winds, it was desolate, then he slowly said, "He said even if he knew, he would not tell me." His heart became heavy because he remembered another thing Xue Bin said, "Bai TianYu cannot be considered a person."

He never wanted to think about these words again. But one of the biggest flaws of humanity is that a person will always think about things he should not think about, things he never want to think about.

Ye Kai was pondering and said, "The culprit must have been the same one who announced "everyone has arrived" that night at the Plum Flower Temple."

Fu HongXue did not say anything, but Ding LingLin could not wait and said, "It has to be."

Ye Kai said, "He must of found out that Xue Bin knew his secret and feared he would reveal it to Fu HongXue; therefore, he had to go and kill him to eliminate a potential informant."

Ding LingLin said, "But he actually misjudged Xue Bin because Xue Bin is a type of person that values the code of brotherhood amongst friends."

Ye Kai replied, "Xue Bin and him must have been really close friends, that's why even though his face was concealed, Xue Bin was still able to identify him through the sound of his voice."

Ding LingLin said, "Right."

Ye Kai continued, "So if he came here himself, Xue Bin would have known about it."

Ding LingLin asked, "Could he have asked others to come to carry out the deed?"

Ye Kai replied, "Such a secretive matter, who can he ask to help him do it?"

Ding LingLin said, "It must be a person that he trusts the most."

Ye Kai asked, "He could not even trust a friend like Xue Bin, who else can he trust?"

Ding LingLin replied, "His wife, his son, his brothers, all of these relations are closer than friendship."

Ye Kai sighed and said, "It's a pity there's no one left here from the Xue family, we can't even ask for a lead to follow."

Ding LingLin, "Although everyone from the Xue family has left, they are all not dead."

Ye Kai nodded, walked towards the wine cellar to smell the wine and said, "This is really great wine, it has been aged for many years, but it was just opened recently."

Ding LingLin said, "You don't have to show off, I know you're quite knowledgeable when it comes to wine; in face, you're quite knowledgeable when it comes to most things."

Ye Kai replied, "It's only a pity we don't know who the wine steward was for the Xue family."

Ding LingLin said, "As long as he doesn't die, there will be a day when we find him, this isn't a problem at all." Ding LingLin started at Ye Kai and continued, "My question is why you care so much about this matter, how is it related to you?"

Fu HongXue suddenly turned his head, started at Ye Kai and said, "This matter has nothing to do with, I've already told you long ago that I don't want you to meddle in my business."

Ye Kai smiled and replied, "I don't want to meddle in your business, it's just that I'm a little curious."

Fu HongXue sneered, he did not give Ye Kai another glance and began walk out.

Ding LingLin suddenly said, "Wait, I have question to ask of you."

Fu HongXue continued to walk away, walking ever so slowly.

Ding LingLin asked, "What about her?"

Fu HongXue stopped in his tracks and asked, "Who are you talking about?"

Ding LingLin replied, "The girl who always has her head lowered, the one who has been following you from behind."

Fu HongXue's face suddenly tensed up.

Then he turned around and continued to leave without ever looking back.