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(If one have never seen the light)

The air of tension inside the room was so thick. Everyone anxiously kept looking around. Jacob took a step toward the front, scanning the entire room. He was oblivious to the agitation of those around him.

Jacob confidently strode towards the seat at the head of the table. He sat down and faced everyone else. He was glaring at each of them. His eyes were so cold as if daring them to challenge him.

"So, does anyone among you have the audacity to question me? Is there someone in here who does not approve of me being the head?" Jacob asked defiantly. He kept his face up as he continued to scan the faces of those around him.

"No one, sir," one of the leaders answered quickly. Jacob turned and looked at the man who spoke. They all softly murmured an agreement. But in their minds, 'Of course no one would dare speak out. No one in their right mind would dare contradict him. We would not want to die, ' most of them were thinking along the same thought.

The leaders who once mocked and belittled Jacob were now cowering in fear, making themselves small so as not to be noticed by Jacob. Their mouths were shut tight. As much as they had a lot to say while he was gone, they had all lost the nerve to speak out now.

They recognized power, and Jacob was the most powerful of all. He was back now and they all knew where they now belonged. They knew very well how cruel Jacob could be. One wrong move and they would all end up in a ditch, dead and cold.


Jacob's return to power was the talk of the town. Everyone around Jingshi City was talking about his control over Gu Consortium. People were confused and curious about the influential man who had apparently came back from the dead.

"Jacob? Are you talking about the Jacob of the Gu family? Wait. Last I heard he was dead? What changed? I mean, the guy's dead so how is he back?" A girl was asking, she tilted her head and her face was full of confusion.

"Yes! He is dead. Or he was dead? I don't know! I still remember his funeral.

Remember Cloris of the Lu family? I can still vividly recall her saying how she wanted to die with him," the person beside her answered, clearly intrigued.

"So what's happening? Were we all just imagining things back then? Did Jacob come back to life or something? Or was he not dead at all? Was all that a show or no one knew he was actually still alive before?" The girl asked again, her curiosity deeply peeked now.

"Oh he was not dead at all. He did not die in the first place. And you know what else? He's now cleared of all the former suspicions and allegations against him before. He's even back at the helm of control at Gu Consortium. Word has it that Mr. Jack was immediately sent to the police station for violating several laws. Well, that would be hard to shake off now," someone answered.

Magee was sitting near those people talking about Jacob. He was holding on to his glass of wine as he discreetly listened in on their conversation. Having heard that Jacob was back, Magee's thoughts started to spill. He was sure that Jacob must have regained his memory already. He didn't know how to feel about that. Staring blankly ahead, Magee drank his wine in one gulp.

On one hand, he had hoped for Jacob to regain his memory so that their cooperation and plans of revenge against Mr. Gu could finally come into fruition. But on the other hand, he was also hoping that Jacob's memory would remain lost. He wanted to see Jacob live his life devout of all the things he used to enjoy. He wanted Jacob to live a life of pity and confusion.

But Magee now had to face the reality that Jacob was now back and in power once more.

Jacob had obviously dealt with Jack first and he knew that the rats in Gu Consortium would be the next in the guy's list.

The sleeping lion in Jacob had awoken once again. And no matter how long he was out of the picture, the moment he came back, he was immediately at the top of the world again.

"Well, well, well. That powerful son of a gun," said Magee. He drunk his second glass of wine to the bottom and carelessly shoved away the woman in his arm without looking at her. His face transformed into a cunning smile as he held on to another glass of wine.

Magee took out his phone and dialed Jacob's number. After a few rings, someone picked up on the other side with a click.

"What do you want, Magee?" A cold voice came from the other end of the line.

"Well, well, well. Look who has now regained his memories," Magee continued casually and idly, "I am sure you also remembered the deal we once talked about, right? It would still be in effect, of course. Am I right?"

Jacob sneered. The irritation heard in his voice, "Do you really think I would still continue to cooperate with you? After all the ridiculous things that you did? I don't care about your support! And frankly, it doesn't matter whether I have it or not."

Magee's face darkened. His voice was so serious. "What happened in the village was just a joke. I'm sure you're well aware of that, right? And whatever, even Emily knew not to take it seriously."

Jacob squinted his eyes subconsciously upon hearing the name-"Emily". He interrupted in a cold voice, "Do not say that name! I never want to hear that name again! Our cooperation is over now!"

Magee was stunned. And before he could say something back, Jacob had already hung up the call.

'I never want to hear that name again? Wait, was he referring to Emily's name? Was he talking about Emily?

What the hell? Did they have a fight? But, no. I don't think that's it.

If they are not in good terms right now, Jacob still won't react the way he did upon hearing me mention her. It sounded like he hated Emily.

What the hell happened between them?' Magee pondered.

Magee could not think of anything that could make Jacob sound and react that way. He had to find out. He called his subordinate to check and find out about Jacob and Emily. He was told that Emily took Jacob and Beryl to D country. She asked for Sean's help to regain Jacob's memories.

But just several days ago, Jacob came back to Z country. And he came back on his one.

What happened in D country? What would prompt Jacob to go back on his own? More so, what could have happened that he decided to leave behind Emily and Beryl? And he did not just leave them behind, Jacob seemed to hate Emily now.

As all these thoughts and questions swirled around his mind, Magee cunningly smiled. He was excited that something wrong must have happened.

Things wouldn't be as simple as it appeared to be. He couldn't wait for what was to come next.

'Maybe I would finally get what I want soon!

What an interesting twist of fate!' Magee thought.

Jacob cleared all of Jack's subordinates and followers in one day! Fully in control of Gu Consortium now, Jacob had a very busy and long day. It was already very late.

As Jacob drove his car home, he could not help but think about the name Magee mentioned on the phone.

'Emily, Emily, Emily.'

Whenever that name crossed his mind, he would feel a stabbing pain in his heart and he had no clue as to why.

'Emily? Who on earth is she?

I'm positive that I have already recalled and remembered everything now, but why does everything become so blurry when I try to think about her?' Jacob asked himself.

Jacob's subconscious was telling him that Emily was a woman who had done lots of bad things. The thought made him feel disgusted. Maybe she was not worth it to remember.

Ever since Jacob came back to Z country, he had always felt that there was something missing in his heart. It made him feel empty and uncomfortable and he had no idea why. He hated it. He hated that feeling.

'Sean helped me regain my memory.

And asked for nothing but a video in return. It sounded so weird. I wonder if all of it is related to that woman named Emily?

But is she just a woman or a bed partner for me? If she is then there's no need to waste my time on such a woman, ' Jacob told himself.

Jacob kept driving. He did not notice where he was heading. He did not realize that he had come to Emily's former apartment. Jacob stared at the unfamiliar building, numb. But something familiar occurred to him.

'Where am I? Why would I come here?' He felt so confused.

However, Jacob pushed himself to ignore the strange feeling of that building and drove back to his own villa-Tyrone Mansion.

Back in Tyrone Mansion, Jacob cast a glimpse at the big dinner table and the empty house. He had suddenly lost his appetite.

Something named "loneliness" was haunting him.

It was the first time in his life that Jacob realized what "loneliness" meant. It felt like thousands of ants crawling in his heart, not painful but extremely uncomfortable. He was not used to feeling this way.

It was such a strange feeling for Jacob. He did not like it one bit.

In Jacob's memory, he knew he was always alone. So he should be used to living on his own. 'But why do I feel so uncomfortable and upset? It feels like someone was with me before, but all of a sudden she disappeared, ' Jacob mused on.

If one always ate bitter melon, then he would get used to it. But then he had sweets for a change, so he would feel very bitter if ever he ate bitter melon again.

This was just how Jacob felt right now. If one had never seen the light, then he would get used to the darkness.

But who gave Jacob the first sweet? Who brought him the first beam of light?
Jacob tried his best to recall, but his memory failed him. He found nothing but his empty heart, hallow with cold wind pouring in.

'Did I really lose something important?

Why do I feel that whatever that was, I would never get it back again...' Jacob frowned.


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