“Big brother, wait a second, let me kill this rascal first.” After making sure that Su Qiubai23Su QiubaiProtagonist, a taxi driver with a powerful and mysterious navigation system. Sometimes written as the old driver in this novel. wasn’t seriously injured, Wu Song shouted then re-focused his gaze on Jun Xiaodao.
Jun Xiaodao was scared to death. He knew that no one could save him anymore, even Miss Gu gave up on him in presence of this brawny man. Then, Su Qiubai’s words rekindled his hope to live. However, he felt his soul left his body when he heard Wu Song spoke once more.
“Big brother, I beg you, please save me. I was wrong… I’m an animal, I shouldn’t have done that to you. I’ll give you any compensation, please just let me go! As long as you spare my life, I’ll do whatever you tell me to!”
Kneeling on the ground, Jun Xiaodao tearfully peered into Su Qiubai’s eyes. He realized that the only one who could save him now was the taxi driver.
Gu Chengya also understood that, so she too pleaded Su Qiubai, “Big brother, please ask your brother to spare Xiao Dao a life. We’re willing to pay the compensation, no matter what it is.”
Hearing her words, Su Qiubai quickly glanced at her, before calmly looking away. Gu Chengya29Gu ChengyaAlso written as Cheng Ya or Miss Gu. The mistress of the Gu family; Grandpa Gu's favourite granddaughter. became somewhat awkward and even felt weird because of that. Since young there had never been a single man who would treat her so coldly. But this person who was obviously just a taxi driver, seemed to treat her like she was indifferent from the rest.
“Brother, don’t kill him. I’m fine.”
At that moment, Cao Toufei had already ran over to check on Su Qiubai’s wound. It was indeed not a big problem; just a shallow cut on the skin. It looked serious because the blood had sipped through his clothes. Su Qiubai slowly plodded to Wu Song while he spoke.
To be frank, he felt quite distressed after having seen Jun Xiaodao looking desperate on the ground.
Well, I asked for it anyway! If I knew it was a life-threatening race, I definitely wouldn’t participate in it! Fortunately, I managed to stop Wu Song earlier, or else if he really killed Jun Xiaodao, then it would be a real trouble.
“Brother, this rascal actually attacked you from behind. Just let me kill him to vent your grievance.”
Wu Song was still fumed with hatred, but Su Qiubai understood the reason for why he was feeling so infuriated and murderous with Jun Xiaodao.
Perhaps to the people living in this present time, betrayal though wasn’t righteous, it also wasn’t something too serious. However, it was different for Wu Song. For the people from his era, even a simple virtuous person would want to kill Jun Xiaodao for his action.
“Don’t worry, I’m fine. I’ll just cover it up with some medicine when I get back home.”
Su Qiubai truly wasn’t lying right now. His wound was indeed not fatal. He could just simply bandage it with medical dressing at home.
“But…” Wu Song still wanted to say something, but he was interrupted by Su Qiubai.
“No worries, let’s go home.” Grinning, Su Qiubai immediately turned and intended to leave. Wu Song was still furious. Although Su Qiubai had willingly forgiven Jun Xiaodao and forgotten about the whole incident, Wu Song still couldn’t hold back his anger. So he picked up the shovel that Gu Zhanchuan27Gu ZhanchuanGu Chengya's bodyguard. bent from the ground, rolled it into a ball and threw it away.
Gu Zhanchuan froze upon seeing that. He secretly raised the level of danger of this person.
“Big brother, are you sure you don’t want any compensation?” Gu Chengya curiously asked Su Qiubai when she noticed that he was about to leave.
Having heard that, Su Qiubai stopped and turned back, then calmly said to her, “I’m not here for a compensation. Sometimes money just can’t solve everything.”
After that, Su Qiubai glanced at Xia Xiaomu who was standing next to her, “Let’s go, come with me.” Xia Xiaomu obediently walked over upon realizing that Su Qiubai was speaking to him. He had witnessed the whole process on Kangzhuang Avenue28Kangzhuang AvenueThe place where Su Qiubai first met the Street Racers Gang, Cheng Ya, Xiao Dao, Gu Zhanchuan and others. It was also where he first raced with Cao Toufei and Xiao Dao. since the beginning and he was fascinated by his sister’s friend!
On the other hand, Gu Chengya suddenly felt a little embarrassed, and in fact, quite… angry after hearing Su Qiubai’s words. She wasn’t angry with Su Qiubai’s words, instead it was… the way he treated her similarly as everyone else!
Basically, everything was back to normal after the incident. Everyone stood in silence, watching the back of Su Qiubai and Wu Song as they slowly walked towards the taxi. The scene was ordinary, but no one would ever forget the taxi driver. He had shown them with real actions, what was called a Car God, the real temperament and strength…and also what was a miracle!
Realizing that Su Qiubai was getting into the taxi, Cao Toufei ran over once again, “Big Brother, give me your contact number. I’ll give you a present after this, treat it as an apology from me for detaining Xia Xiaomu earlier.” Looking at the smile on his face, Su Qiubai didn’t reject him. Besides, he was touched to see Cao Toufei’s action, that eagerly stood up for him when he was stabbed by Jun Xiaodao earlier.
After giving Cao Toufei his phone number, Su Qiubai intended to send Wu Song back first but Xia Xiaomu, who was seated behind him, insisted to treat his wound first and then have a meal together. He didn’t refuse since Xia Xiaomu was quite determined.
At Kangzhuang Avenue, the Street Racers Gang, Gu Chengya and other youngsters finally uttered a sound after Su Qiubai left.
“Hey, this is my address, remember to send me the license plate number!” Cao Toufei casually strolled towards the muscle boy and shouted to him.
The muscle boy’s expression was ugly, but he could only helplessly nod his head. Cao Toufei laughed hysterically as he ambled towards his Ferrari.
“Let’s go, brothers!” Cao Toufei trumpeted.
The cars by the roadside started honking, and soon one followed after another, disappearing at the end of the road.
“Miss Gu, are we going back to Donghai City tonight?” Gu Zhanchuan sighed, having noticed that Gu Chengya was somewhat dispirited, he whispered. Although he didn’t know what was going on in her mind, he could guess that she must be displeased with Su Qiubai.
“No. Give a call to Donghai City, and let them know that I may not return for some time. Also, tell my family not to worry about me… I would like to see what kind of person this taxi driver is!”
Gu Chengya suddenly grinned. She seemed to have regained her confidence and vitality as she proclaimed the last sentence.
“Okay, I’ll quickly inform them… What about him?” Gu Zhanchuan mumbled before peering at the pale-faced Jun Xiaodao, who was still sitting on the ground.
Gu Chengya’s face looked at him. This dumb kid nearly caused them a huge danger earlier. She was very aware of Gu Zhanchuan’s strength. If he didn’t even dare to make a sound after the brawny man shouted at him, she could only imagine how powerful that man was.
Frankly, if it wasn’t for the taxi driver’s generosity to spare their lives, she too would be in danger.
“Send him back to the Drivers’ League and tell them that we aren’t collaborating with them anymore.”
Still on the ground, Jun Xiaodao didn’t hear this, but the other young man in his racing suit had heard every word clearly. His expression changed drastically. If the Gu family cancelled their cooperation, the Drivers’ League would surely undergo a huge knock over…
Su Qiubai obviously didn’t know about all these things. At this moment, he had just bandaged his wound in a small pharmacy.
Xia Xiaomu insisted to treat him and Wu Song a meal, but Wu Song told Su Qiubai that he had to return earlier today as Wu Dalang and Pan Jinlian were still waiting for him. So, Su Qiubai had no choice but to let Xia Xiaomu wait for him by the roadside, as he drove to an empty street, opened the shuttle channel and sent Wu Song back. There, Wu Dalang and Pan Jinlian also insisted to have a meal together, but Su Qiubai had to reject since Xia Xiaomu was still waiting for him. However, he had to stay a little longer to teach Pan Jinlian how to use some of her mobile phone’s widgets as she didn’t know how use them. After meeting them several times, Su Qiubai already had a strong bond with this family.
After meeting with Xia Xiaomu, he only intended to have a bowl of noodles by the roadside, instead he was dragged to a restaurant. Xia Xiaomu ordered for a private dining room and a table full of dishes. Su Qiubai shook his head helplessly.
“Brother Bai, if it wasn’t for you today, I would have been detained by Cao Toufei. Thank you for saving me!”[TLN: Brother Bai is referring to Su Qiubai.]
Xia Xiaomu poured a glass of wine for Su Qiubai as he thanked him in a formal tone. Su Qiubai acknowledged and smiled. He didn’t drink it because of his injury. However, after sipping on his tea, the two of them started to chat just like long lost friends.
Halfway through the chat, Xia Xiaomu suddenly remembered about his sister so he gave her a call to inform her what had happened.
On the other side, Xia Rongrong30Xia RongrongPresident/CEO of the Xia Group, one of the few wealthy and powerful company/family at Qinghe City was anxious for the whole day. She was relieved after hearing that Xia Xiaomu was safe, but the next breaking news to her was Su Qiubai getting hurt. That made her panicked all of sudden; a kind of feeling that she had never had before.
After asking for their whereabouts, she decided to discharge herself from the hospital, one or two days earlier against the medical advice. She didn’t tell anyone about it, but it didn’t matter as she already felt much better than before.
Su Qiubai and Xia Xiaomu were unaware about that. After hanging up the phone, the two of them somehow started talking about the Xia Group. Xia Xiaomu’s expression got into substantial solemness immediately.
“Many people are envious of the Xia Group. In fact, if it wasn’t for my sister, the Xia Group would have been long gone…” Xia Xiaomu sighed after taking a sip on the wine.
Out of curiosity, Su Qiubai then casually asked, “What happened to the Xia Group? Is there any problem?”
Xia Xiaomu poured himself another glass of wine before continued, “Problem? The problem’s huge… The loss is so bad! I understand that my sister had already tried every possible solution, but we have no choice because no one is willing to invest in the capital…”
Xia Xiaomu shook his head once more; he looked completely different from before.
“How could this happen? I heard that your sister is planning to invest in a pharmaceutical company?” Su Qiubai was bizarre with Xia Xiaomu’s words, so he continued to ask.
“Please don’t mention it anymore. It seems that you knew about the good-hearted person who gave my sister three hundreds-year-old ginseng?”
Glancing at Su Qiubai, Xia Xiaomu questioned. Su Qiubai silently nodded.
Xia Xiaomu continued, “Many people in the Xia Group are eyeing on them. Since they are so valuable, my sister instantly promised to give fifty percent of the shares to that generous man and that caused a fuss in the group… But what options do we have? If there were a dozen more ginsengs available, maybe we could still bring the group back
to life, but…how could that be!”
Having said that, Xia Xiaomu finished the whole glass of wine; his heart was somehow inexplicably heavier than before.