Chapter 1282: 1282

Chapter 1282: I Want to Make You Stay (160)

“Wasn’t there anyone to look after the tomb?”

“No . ”

“Did you tell anyone about this? Your mother?”

“My mother is the only one who knows about this . However, I found out a few days later that He Yi had trespassed on my family’s ancestral burial ground . If he hadn’t mentioned that he was friends with you and Jin Qingyan, I wouldn’t have guessed that you guys were associated with him . Hence, I decided to use him to my advantage . However, I was afraid that you guys will hold it against me if my plan were to backfire . Should that happen, I would be punished by the law . Hence, I decided to tell him that the owner of the tomb was a member of the Pei family . ”

Everything seemed to be starting to make sense .

An Xiaoning did not expect him to be so honest with her . If what he had said was true, he would have proven himself to be sincere enough . However, she was afraid that he was lying .

She knew that she had to keep her guard up against strangers and never trust them easily .

“According to your description, you don’t seem to have seen me before . However, the truth is you must have met me prior to this and you strongly believe that I have some recollection of you . Otherwise, you wouldn’t have said ‘Long time no see . ’ Mr . Donggong, can you clear my confusion?”

“Would you believe me if I said that I too was appalled after sending that text message? I don’t remember ever seeing you before, but I just had a feeling that we know each other . I found you very familiar-looking too . In fact, I still feel that I had made the correct decision to invite you here,” said Donggong Lianzhi, who did not sound like he was lying at all .

“Why did you want a sample of my hair?”

He gasped in shock and lost his composure for the very first time . An Xiaoning kept her eyes fixed on him and waited to hear his answer .

“Please pardon me for being unable to answer that question of yours . ”

“Alright, I’ll find out myself,” she said, finding that the situation was starting to get interesting .

… .

Donggong Lianzhi was surprised to see Fan Shixin and Xiao Bai . He asked, “Did you only bring two bodyguards?”

An Xiaoning smiled and said, “What’s wrong with that? What’s the point of bringing so many bodyguards with me when I go out? I don’t need that many people to protect me . Let’s have lunch before heading there . ”

He was shocked to hear how confident she was .

Staring at An Xiaoning, Donggong Lianzhi could not help but find that her aura was too domineering for someone so gorgeous and petite .

Just like she had intended, they had a meal together before heading to Donggong Lianzhi’s car .

The airport was rather near the city, and they decided to go to his private residence first .

“Ms . An, I have a suggestion . ”

“Feel free to speak . ”

“What do you say the two of us head there alone while our bodyguards stay behind?”

Fan Shixin objected immediately, “No way, we’re not here for fun . We can’t let Young Madam follow you there alone . ”

“You may come along, then . Your colleague shall stay . ”

An Xiaoning agreed, “We’ll do just that, then . Shixin, pack the luggage and hand the rest over to Xiao Bai . ”

“Sure . ”

Although her bag was stuffed with lots of items, it was not heavy at all . Donggong Lianzhi offered, “Let me carry it for you . ”

“No, thank you . I can manage on my own . ”

He did not insist further because he knew that she did not trust him yet .

The three of them got inside the car and set off to Donggong Lianzhi’s residence together .

It would take a short amount of time to arrive if they were to take the route along the Donggong family ancestral burial ground . However, Donggong Lianzhi chose a different route instead .

He parked the car in the woods, after which they alighted together and walked toward a house nearby .

After scanning his surroundings, Donggong Lianzhi took out his keys and said, “This is a newly-replaced lock that’s identical to the one before . ”

He unlocked the door and pushed it open before entering .

An Xiaoning and Fan Shixin followed closely behind .

After entering, Donggong Lianzhi closed the door and pointed at the photo frame on the wall behind the door . “This is the photo frame that I was talking about . ”

“Okay . ”

He took a few steps back and moved the photo frame with his hands, after which a hole formed in the ground immediately .

He took out his torchlight and plunged in, followed by An Xiaoning and Fan Shixin .

The hole was not too deep and was much shallower than the one in Shen Jia lake .

It had a depth of about four meters .

The tunnel wasn’t long either, and they reached the mural within minutes . “There, it’s this one . ”

An Xiaoning and Fan Shixin shone their torchlights at the wall to see that it was an extremely vivid and realistic-looking mural of her .

She leaned closer toward the wall to scrutinize the mural, only to discover that it did seem a little aged . There was some slight discoloration, and the paint was no longer vibrant .

“Can you tell if this is you or someone else?” Donggong Lianzhi asked .

She looked at him and answered, “I can’t . Where’s the coffin?”

“Up there . ”

An Xiaoning looked up to see that the coffin was covered in cement . “Is it empty?” she asked .

“Yes, it should be a coffin, but it’s already been covered in cement . I can’t be sure if there’s a corpse inside or not . I suppose someone must have entered within the past year . ”

“Can we open this up?”

“Do you really want to?” Donggong Lianzhi asked hesitantly .

“Yes, since we’re already here, we must open it up to take a look . ”

“But we don’t have tools . ”

“I’ve brought the necessary tools with me . However, you must close your eyes because I can’t let you see them . ”

He agreed with a nod, “Alright . ”

He turned around and closed his eyes .

Less than a minute later, he heard the sound of an explosion . Just as he was about to turn around, Fan Shixin pressed his shoulder and said, “Wait a moment . ”

Donggong Lianzhi paused in his actions and only turned around after Fan Shixin let go of him . The cement had already shattered, and An Xiaoning was standing a meter away from him with nothing in her hand .

Bewildered, he wondered to himself, Just how did she break the cement with her bare hands?

“What is that?” Donggong Lianzhi asked while trying to move the cement away .

“Move the cement pieces away and we’ll find out . ”

An Xiaoning then bent forward to move the pieces away while the two of them followed suit .

Given her immense strength, she was undoubtedly a whole lot faster than them . They moved the cement pieces away to reveal the true appearance of the corpse inside the coffin .

It was a corpse that was bandaged in white fabric . She could tell from the shape and size of the corpse that it belonged to a man . However, she could not see its features because of the bandages .

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