SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(A Debt I Owed You from Our Past Life (2)
“I’m not sure, but he’s suspicious.”
“Should we leave, just like that? Shouldn’t we go check out Uncle Yang’s old house again?” Huo Mian was terrified of going back to that creepy old house, but she still wanted to, in case they could uncover some more clues.
Qin Chu, on the other hand, shook his head. “It’s too risky, if Uncle Yang was really murdered, then the killer’s eyes are probably still on the house. We’re from out of town and already caused quite a stir by visiting this village. If we try to go into his house, we might wake a sleeping dog. Plus, if he was really murdered, do you think whoever killed him would leave evidence behind?”
“I just don’t want to give up…” Huo Mian knew that Qin Chu had a point, but it was also true that she was not willing to give up yet. She finally came closer to the identity of her biological parents, but the clues disappeared again. It was an awful feeling.
Qin Chu had one hand on the steering wheel and placed the other on Huo Mian’s hand. He patted her gently. “I know, Mian, but you have to stay calm. One day, all the mysteries will be solved. As long as I’m alive, I will dig through the earth to help you find your birth parents. I want to help you reunite with them as soon as possible.”
“Maybe… they don’t want to see me.” Huo Main wasn’t usually so glass half empty, but right now, she was a little depressed.
“That’s not it, they will be overwhelmed with joy to know that they have a cute daughter like you,” Qin Chu consoled her.
“Honey… do you think I’ll be able to find them?” Huo Mian lacked confidence.
“Of course you can. If you want to, you will.”
Huo Mian fell silent, and they quietly left the village roads…
They were going to leave Dong Tao Town, but a few hundred meters out, while they stopped for gas, Huo Mian suddenly suggested, “Honey, leave your car here, let’s take a cab back.”
“Why?” Confused, Qin Chu looked at her.
“If someone’s watching us, then they’ll know that we already left because they saw our car leave. If we take a taxi back, probably no one will notice.”
“But why should we go back? There’s no point, we lost our lead…”
“There’s something else I want to do.” Huo Mian smiled mysteriously.
Qin Chu looked at her. “Don’t tell me you want to go and give Uncle Yang another autopsy at the morgue.”
“No, that’s not it, no matter how he died, I’m certain that it wasn’t from suicide.”
“Why not? What if he really did commit suicide?”
“God isn’t lazy enough to create coincidences like this, there must be something behind all this… What I mean is, Uncle Yang didn’t die by accident, someone planned the whole thing out.”
“Honey… I love it when you’re this confident.” Qin Chu watched as Huo Mian calmly analyzed the situation, and was relieved and happy to see the intelligent woman in her resurface.
After storing his car at the gas station, the two of them took a taxi back to Dong Tao Town.
There was one motel in Dong Tao Town, called Happy People Motel.
Not a lot of people stayed there aside from the occasional truck driver that passed through the town. Business wasn’t great, but it could maintain itself.
The decorations were really old, and the square footage seemed small.
After they arrived at Happy People Motel, they saw a woman, a little over 40 years old, in slippers. She was watching TV.
“Ma’am, do you have any rooms?” Huo Mian asked with a smile on her face.
“Yes, how many?”
“Give me your ID, I need a record of it.”
“Um… I’m really sorry, but we’re here on business and left in such a hurry that we forgot our IDs, can we still stay for the night?”
Huo Mian asked, seemingly embarrassed. The truth was, she and Qin Chu brought IDs, but they would never take it out here. They didn’t plan to leave any evidence behind.
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