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Season 5

Episode 35

(Man who look like jacob)

It wasn't merely Emily this time. Even Sam saw the man, so striking in his resemblance to Jacob that it would have been hard to differentiate the two even under a microscope.

Sam was just about to say something, but was interrupted suddenly as Emily nudged him and urged, "What are you waiting for, Sam? Come on! Let's go ahead and look carefully!"

Sam gobbled up his yet-to-come sentence and followed Emily silently along the river bank. However, it was clear that he didn't feel totally comfortable; behind Emily, he had also gestured his bodyguards to follow them.
"Slow down, Mrs. Gu, Don't run so fast!" he called out after her, afraid that she would trip and fall.

"Slow down? How on God's green earth can I slow down?" Emily's eyes were full of excitement as she asked, "Is that Jacob? He's back, right?"

Sam thought for a second and answered, "Maybe it's not..."

But Emily had lost all senses now and paid no attention to the vague yet negative response he had given. At the moment, all she seemed to care about was getting across the river as quickly as possible and confirm for herself if the man in front of them was Jacob or someone else. To be frank, she wanted him to be Jacob; his face was on her mind day and night and she could never forget him.

Afraid for her safety, Sam asked the bodyguards to surround her as she scuttled across, protecting her from any danger. It was only a few moments passed before they arrived at the opposite bank. The man had appeared there a few minutes ago, but now no one could be seen.

"There's blood over here!" Emily's sharp eyesight picked up the crimson patches on the ground at once, which gave more weight to her fears about that Jacob being in danger. "He's injured. We must find him as soon as possible!" she gasped as she hurried after the trail of blood.

Sam bit his lips and wondered if he should tell her that the man whose steps she was trying to retrace was not Jacob.

He was afraid that Emily would fall into despair when reality finally dawned on her and it would give her a terrible blow. The lines between hope and despair are very thin and walking over that edge for too long can drive people crazy.

Since Emily had already started on the trail of bloodstains before Sam could even open his mouth, therefore, he had no choice but to try and keep up with her, which was getting harder due to her rapid pace.

They kept walking until a stone shot up in their path and they noticed a man trying to hide behind it. The bodyguards immediately went over and tried to get a good look at him.

Emily stood still, her heart beating faster and faster in her chest like muffled drums. Such was the power of her nervousness that even after her incessant concern for Jacob, she failed to come forward.

Surely, it was Jacob behind that stone. Otherwise, how could two men look so alike in appearance?

Emily took a deep breath to calm herself down and walked over step by step. But before she could cross over the threshold of her laying eyes on the man, a strange, masculine voice struck her eardrums, "Help me....."

It struck her heart like lightning and she stopped dead in her paths.

This was not Jacob's voice.

Suddenly finding a sorrowful courage, Emily strode over and bent down to look carefully at his face. Noticing that it wasn't Jacob, she felt very disappointed while an inexplicable dizziness hit her head. "You... You're not him," she stammered in a trembling voice.

"I..." The man lost consciousness before he could finish his sentence.

Judging by his clothes, which were originally white, but had already been dyed red by blood, and by his lips which were pale as if all the blood in his body had been drained, it was evident that he had been badly injured for quite a while now. Clearly, his life was in dire danger from excessive loss of blood.

Emily gawked at his face, with tears rolling down the corner of her eyes like broken beads.

As it turned out, there was a man in the world who really did look like Jacob, and the man right here was not her Jacob.

She had mistaken him as Jacob even when she was on the other side of the river. But when they met face to face, she recognized that he was not her lover at first glance.

Why did God play such a trick on her? Sam looked at her with concern and muttered, "Mrs. Gu..."

Emily turned over and wiped away her tears, trying to calm herself down, and then she ordered, "Save him first."

Sam asked the bodyguards to take the man to the hospital, and then he explained, "Mrs. Emily, let me explain.

That man is actually Mr. Gu's brother. We've been looking for him all this time."
"Brother?" Emily didn't show any curiousness when she heard this answer, probably because she had run out of energy after finding the cruel reality that Jacob was still missing. "Does Jacob have a biological brother?" she asked with a perfunctory expression on her face.

"Yes, but they were separated many years ago. A while ago, Mr. Gu finally found him once more and took him back."

"Oh, I see," Emily replied shortly.

She comforted herself in her heart that it was reasonable for her to mistake him as Jacob. After all, brothers generally looked alike. "So why have you been looking for him these days? Why was he out and alone? And who hurt him?"

Sam was not surprised that she would ask these questions. He answered with a slight chill on his face, "Because he betrayed Mr. Gu, and as for the rest of your questions, I'm afraid we won't find out until he wakes up."

"Betray? You meant he leaked some secrets?" Emily asked in surprise.

"Yes, I have some evidence that he was a whistleblower."

Emily frowned and asked in a puzzled voice, "But isn't he Jacob's brother? Why would he do such a thing?"

"For Money." Sam's face had turned cold while discussing this matter, and he continued, "Mrs. Gu, l will take care of this matter from here on. Maybe it's a good thing that we found him, because now it is possible that he can shed some light on Mr. Jacob's whereabouts."

His words were like a tongue of flame jumping into Emily's heart and giving her a new hope. If this man really did possess some clues about Jacob's location, then the odds of them finding him had suddenly increased.

Since he was seriously injured, Sam had asked the bodyguards to take him to the hospital and ask the doctors to use the best medicine they had so that he would wake up as soon as possible and they could question him.

One day later, Sam somehow persuaded Emily to stay at the Tyrone Mansion while he went to the luxury ward of the hospital alone to see Jasper. Inside, Jasper was lying in his bed, weak and pale. Sam stood near the head of the bed and looked at him with cold eyes.

"Len? Or should I call you Jasper?" Sam didn't show any respect to him as he had done something shameful and was most probably responsible for Jacob's disappearance. "Do you have anything to say?" he asked coldly.

"I have nothing to say," Jasper snorted. Sam's face darkened perceptibly as he replied sarcastically, "If Mr. Jacob hadn't rescued you from Jim, would you still be alive today? You returned Mr. Jacob's kindness with betrayal and took part in a conspiracy of getting him out of the picture, merely for the sake of your own selfish interests. You are not worthy to be his younger brother!"

Sam had been with Jacob as his capable assistant for many years. Their relationship was steadier and his feelings for Jacob ran deeper than Jasper's.

It was for the same reason that he felt disgusted at Jasper's betrayal.

Jasper twisted his lips into a mocking smile and sneered, "You're just Jacob's stooge. How dare you talk to me in such an impolite way?"

Sam, who had experienced many setbacks and hardships with Jacob in the past many years, was naturally not irritated by Jasper's harsh words. He just cast a quiet look at him and asked, "Do you know Mr. Jacob's whereabouts?"

"Whereabouts?" Jasper burst into laughter as if he had heard a joke, and then answered his question with another one of his own, "Didn't he die a few days ago?"

Sam got so angry at his words that he thumped his hand on the bed. He glared at Jasper with rage, as his eyes shone like two burning red lanterns, overwhelmed with anger and hatred. At this moment, he could hardly control himself and wanted to kill Jasper.

Now his mood was the same as Emily's as they both could not bear any words about Jacob's dead, no matter who said that.

"Since you don't want to say something, I'll use my way to get what I want. I hope you won't die easily."

After saying that, Sam turned around and left straight away. Jasper felt somewhat scared when he recalled Sam's last malevolent stare. He could not help but tremble in bed with his hair standing on end as it reminded him of Jacob.

'Sure enough, the stooge has the same personalities as his master.

No wonder I would have an illusion that Jacob was standing in front of me, ' thought Jasper.

Sam had his own tricks to make people talk. Jasper thought that he would not dare to kill him, but he had forgotten the fact that Sam had a thousand ways of making him suffer before he died.

Soon Sam got everything out from Jasper.

In Tyron Mansion, Emily was quietly listening to sam's report.

"Jasper colluded with Jack a long time ago. He was the whistleblower. But the car incident was planned completely by Jack, and the Tao clan was also involved in it. They are accomplices... After that incident, Jack sent out his men to kill him in an effort to tie up some loose ends. That was how he ended up so injured...

On the surface, it looked like a simple car accident, but as I said, that was merely the surface. Inquiring deeper into the matter led to the conclusion that several forces were involved in it, waiting for us to sort them out."


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