Her light and lithe figure landed steadily.
Gu Mingye had not expected this move from her, and by the time he had gotten over the surprise, Li Beinian had already run off in the opposite direction.
He calmly gestured with his hand and called out, “Bai Yuan!”
Li Beinian halted when she heard this.
At the opposite gate, Bai Yuan waved a greeting at her. On his face was his trademark smile.
Immediately, she looked at another exit and realized that it, too, was guarded by Mu Xichen’s men.
She froze on-the-spot.
She was right at the center of the three exits, equidistant from all of them.
There was no doubt. She had been surrounded.
Besieged on all sides, helplessly isolated.
“Sister-in-law, the boss is waiting for you.” Someone called out.
Immediately, another voice chimed in, “Let’s go home, Brother Chen is waiting.”
“We’ll all be in trouble if the Chief gets angry.”
“Aye,” Gu Mingye said, looking puzzled. “Why are you even running away? It’s not like he’s going to eat you alive.”
The commotion attracted the attention of passing passengers.
Li Beinian was well-known in the first place. And because the Legend Of The Dragon Pearl was all the rage recently, it made recognizing her all the easier.
She instantly buried her face in her hands and sneaked a peek to the left and the right. Finally, she walked in Bai Yuan’s direction, who looked like the least threatening of the lot.
Bai Yuan had been with her for a long time. He always had a smile on his face, which was at any rate better than the fierce-looking Ma Lin. And of course, Gu Mingye wasn’t even an option.
Bai Yuan had no way of knowing that she took him for a softie. When he saw her walking towards him, he was pleasantly surprised and said, “Sister Nian, indeed, you’d feel safer with someone you’re familiar with, isn’t that so? Come, come.”
Li Beinian lowered her head without saying a word. She waited for the train attendant to unlock the gate for her and then strode through.
Indeed, Bai Yuan wasn’t alone on this side of the gate.
A few men surrounded her. Tall and muscular, they were obviously no ordinary folk.
She decided to behave herself. Looking at Bai Yuan, she said, “To be honest, I chose you because I need to go to the restroom.”
Li Beinian looked at him with sincerity written all over her face as she pointed to the restrooms nearby.
The smile on his face stiffened as he looked at her and said instantly, “Sister Nian, listen to me. Let’s go back and make an apology as soon as possible. Chief won’t do anything to you. But if you run away again… Although Chief is a patient man, you won’t be able to manage it if he loses his temper.”
Even these brothers who had been through thick and thin with him had no idea what the man was capable of doing.
Li Beinian would be shooting herself in the foot if she were to do anything out of line.
“So, are you letting me go to the restroom?” She looked at the man through the large sunglasses covering half her face. “What good would it do you if I died trying to hold my bladder?”
“Fine,” Bai Yuan said after struggling for an answer. “But come back quickly.”
“Uh-huh. I’ll be as quick as I can. My stomach hurts, so I can’t run anyway.” Li Beinian started to walk towards the restroom as she said this.
However, she turned around in contempt when she heard his footsteps following close behind her. “Are you some sort of pervert? What are you trying to do, following a girl to the restroom? Peeping Tom?”
Bai Yuan had no choice but to stop in his tracks.
But who would have guessed that just as Li Beinian was at the threshold of the restroom door, she made a sudden turn, took to her heels, and ran?
As Bai Yuan looked at her disappearing back view, he suddenly felt a mix of emotions.
He didn’t give chase but sighed heavily as though he both sympathized with and took pity on her. He drew out his cell phone and dialed a number.
The line was picked up almost at once. Bai Yuan simply said, “Exit B, now.”