(Let bygones be bygone)
The jailers quickly got Rose out of the cell and put her into the car. Then they drove her to a funeral home.
But they were wrong, because Rose wasn't dead. Once the jailers had left, she struggled to open her eyes and sneaked around to escape the funeral home. 'I lived, bitches, ' she smirked to herself.
It was already midnight and the rain was pouring hard.
Despite her wobbly legs, she tried to run. She had to escape and find someplace to hide!
'I won't die here!
If I die right now, I won't be able to avenge myself and my baby!'
She ran in full speed, mustering all of her strength. Little did she know that there was a beam of light following her.
The car screeched as Rose fell down onto the ground.
Rose spat out a mouthful of blood and felt she had broken some bones.
'Ah, life is a bitch. After letting me survive for five minutes, it's going to kill me again.
I can't die here. Not today! Those bastards... I haven't gotten my revenge!' Her eyes were full of resentment. Her thoughts were still cursing them, 'Even though I die, my spirit will never rest and will haunt you all till you all die!'
Rose coughed out blood again and she looked up at the starless sky. Everything was fading into black. The last thing she heard was some footsteps and a man's voice.
"What the hell?" the man grunted.
He lowered his head and stared at her who was already unconscious. He smirked to himself, and one could hardly tell what his intentions were.
He bent down to pick her up and brought her to his car.
The rain even poured heavier as he drove off.
Who was this mysterious man that took Rose into his car?
After Emily and Jacob reconciled with one another, it seemed nothing between them had changed.
Jacob was still disturbed on what happened before. He still couldn't tolerate the fact that she slept with someone else and was carrying his child!
However, losing Emily was something he wouldn't be able to handle. He tried to kill her baby and it only drove her away from him. That was something he wouldn't do ever again.
Jacob took out his anger at Jack so Jack was suffering injuries on his way to the African branch company. Every damn time, like a pesky cockroach, Jack managed to get by with Mr. Gu's help. Emily had no idea about this. However, she was surprised when Mr. Gu called for her.
"Ms. Bai, now you are carrying a child of the Gu family, you must meet your elders. It's a family tradition and you are not allowed to break it!" That was what Arthur told her when he came to pick her up.
She was quite shocked as she didn't know that Mr. Gu knew about the whole incident and whether he was implying something.
However, as a sign of respect, Emily didn't refuse on meeting Mr. Gu. She sent a message to Jacob as she left with Arthur.
They soon at their destination, and Arthur led Emily into the Gu Mansion. After passing through an ancient-looking corrider, Emily finally saw Mr. Gu who was sitting in the tea hall.
"Good day, Mr. Gu." Emily greeted as she bowed slightly. Mr Gu had silver hair with such sharp and icy eyes. "Kind" wasn't a word to describe this old man.
Judging by his look, she could tell he didn't like her.
Mr. Gu took a sip of his tea and his eyes moved from her head down to her shoes, as if sizing her up.
Emily felt chills creeping down her spine.
"Sit down please," he said, gesturing at the armchair by his right side.
"Thank you, Mr. Gu," Emily replied. She immediately obliged and sat down on the armchair, with her hands on her lap. Mr. Gu asked casually, "You have dated Jack before. Am I correct?"
Emily concealed her surprise but replied anyways, "Yes, but we no longer have contact with each other now."
"Did you know that Jack got seriously injured?" asked Mr. Gu.
"No, I didn't. I'm sorry," she answered honestly. Emily tried to stay composed as she recalled what Jacob said when the two of them last argued.
Jack was sent to African branch company because of her. She wondered if Jacob really did something bad to Jack on the way there.
Mr. Gu stared at Emily for a few seconds before speaking up, "You know what? You are really ruthless."
"Well, it's over between us. We should just let bygones be bygones," Emily answered coldly. She suffered a lot when she was with Jack. She had had enough so it was none of her business if something happened to him.
Mr Gu broke out into laughter, "No need to be tense around. I know Jacob has taken you in. Well, I won't do anything bad to you even though I don't really like you. Anyways, Jacob doesn't mind what happened to you so who am I to judge?"
Emily bit her lips and felt her face turn pale.
It was obvious that Mr. Gu knew about the baby she was carrying. If he was going to make Emily break up with Jacob, he would have told her the moment she walked in. But his attitude towards her was confusing. She couldn't unmask his real intentions.
"I also called for you today because there's something you need to know," he said. Mr. Gu raised his hand and gestured Arthur to bring someone else in the room.
A young woman with Eurasian features walked into the room. Her dark hair was tied in a dainty messy bun, showing off her neck. She wore a expensive and fashionable red dress and red heels, showing that she came from a prominent family.
"Jennifer, come and sit down," Mr. Gu smiled. For some strange reason, he was warm towards Jennifer.
Jennifer smiled back gently as she sat down and said, "Thank you, Uncle."
Well, it was obvious that they knew each other well.
Mr. Gu turned at Emily, "Well let me introduce her to you, Emily. This is Jennifer, Jacob's fiancée."
"Fiancée?", said Emily, trying not sound shocked. She was truly surprised as she tried to hide her distaste towards the woman in front of her.
Jennifer reached out to shake hands with Emily, "Hi, I am so glad to meet you, Emily!"
The air froze for seconds as Emily reluctantly shook hands with her and replied, "Hello, Jennifer. Nice meeting you."
"I need to take care of something. I'll leave you ladies for some chit-chat," said Mr. Gu, standing up from his chair. This was going to be spectacle. He smirked to himself as he left the two women who could have tensions between each other.
"I didn't know that Jacob already had a fiancee," said Emily. She gave a small smile, hoping that Jennifer wouldn't see through her.
"Well, Jacob never told me about you either. Since I went to Z country, to be honest, it's not hard to find something about you, you know," said Jennifer, tilting her head slightly to the side.
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