After the day of the speech, Yun Bixue was seething with anger and her complexion was pale for the next few days. In the end, Yun Bixue only brightened up after Yang Mei placed the information on the investigation on the table.
After reviewing the information, Yun Bixue tightly clenched her fists and her lips curled up into a faint yet bloodthirsty curve. For daring to hurt Xie Limo, just wait for her revenge.
At night, Yun Bixue returned home early. Xie Limo wasn't back yet and so she personally whipped up a meal.
"Young Madam, we can do that for you," Xie Shiyi said respectfully after watching Yun Bixue bustling around in the kitchen.
Yun Bixue shook her head. "Xie Shiyi, you don't need to be so worried. I can do it. You may leave."
"Yes." Recently, Xie Shiyi had been obeying all of the Young Madam's commands. After the car accident, she had been deported to the overseas headquarters. If it hadn't been for Young Madam, the Xie family would have already forsaken her. To a loyal household servant, this was more excruciating than death.
Thus, she once again returned to Young Madam and was especially glad. Furthermore, before her return, Young Master Xie had given the order that her future master would be Young Madam. She had to place her safety as top priority and dedicate her loyalty to her.
Yun Bixue hummed while cooking. To her, this was her home, and cooking for Limo was a form of enjoyment. Furthermore, he had been swamped with work recently and came home drained every day. He hadn't been eating properly and her heart ached for him.
Yun Bixue became lost in her thoughts. Yes, her heart ached. Unknowingly, she had placed him on a pedestal. She used to crave for a home and now that she possessed one, she treasured it immensely.
When Xie Limo returned, he smelled the aroma of food just as he was removing his clothes. As he walked into the kitchen, he saw a silhouette scrambling around inside. A look of profound warmth spread across his face and his eyes glittered. A faint loving smile tugged at the corners of his lips.
Yun Bixue felt a presence behind her and glanced back, her brows arching up as she smiled. "You're back! Go and rest first. There's only the congee left to be cooked. It'll take a while to be done."
A gleam of light flashed across Xie Limo's alluring and charming eyes before he stepped forward to hug Yun Bixue by the waist. Lowering his head, he gently kissed her lips and caressed her lightly, generating a rush of electricity that made her tremble.
Yun Bixue almost lost her balance. Gently pushing Xie Limo aside, she lowered her head—her earlobes were red. "My body smells like grease. Go change first and then come down." Every piece of clothing on Xie Limo was expensive. The Xie family hired a personal tailoring team and every piece, regardless of workmanship or material, was top-notch. They were also commercially unavailable and did not have a brand label attached. However, she understood that the cost was hefty.
Xie Limo admired the shy and flushed expression that Yun Bixue displayed because of him. Showing a gentle and affectionate smile, he said, "Okay." He then stroked her hair and finally left the kitchen. Returning to his bedroom, he changed out of his shirt into a comfortable set of clothes and walked down again.
Yun Bixue set the congee on the table properly. Seeing Xie Limo wearing comfortable home clothes, she couldn't help feeling affected. Her husband's body naturally had the proportions of a mannequin and he looked stunning in everything. The color white especially accentuated his magnificent and elegant aura.
Ever since she saw him wearing white that day, she would intentionally buy clothes in the same color. Back then she had yet to learn that her husband's clothes were all specially tailor-made.
However, she still enjoyed watching him. Whenever Xie Limo put on the clothes she bought for him, the seemingly ordinary outfit would look stunning.
Xie Limo lowered his head and observed the shining look in Yun Bixue's eyes. His heart softened as a tinge of elation bubbled up. He was glad that he could attract his wife's attention with his appearance.
"It's all done. Come and eat!" Yun Bixue happily passed the chopsticks to Xie Limo and then sat down for the meal.
Xie Limo received the chopsticks but placed it to the side. He then concentrated on picking up the fried prawns and removing the shells. After placing them in a bowl, he passed them over to Yun Bixue. "Eat, but don't eat too much." He had only just discovered that his wife liked prawns but did not like to deshell them.
Yun Bixue picked up the deshelled prawns without holding back and ate them. Because she felt highly satisfied, her whole mouth was now dirty.
Xie Limo wiped off the grease around her lips. "Eating just like a child." Although he said those words, his tone was filled with deep indulgence.
This reminded Yun Bixue of when she was young, when her parents were still around. She had enjoyed the warmth of having a family and her parents' love back then. She recalled how they used to spoil her in a similar way, but it had already been many years since she had been able to experience this feeling again.
Thus, she felt afraid—afraid that she would lose him, especially on the day of the inauguration speech. When the sound of the gunshot rang, she could feel her heart almost stopping. Luckily, she could see him beside her in great health now.
So from now on, she knew she had to grow stronger.
After eating, she cleaned the utensils and the two of them entered the study room. Yun Bixue passed the investigated information to Xie Limo. "I had this investigated recently. The Jia family must be truly desperate this time to dare treat you that way."
Xie Limo caressed Yun Bixue's hair in a pampering manner and said, "The Jia family wouldn't have dared to execute this if they were acting alone."
Yun Bixue frowned and asked, "Did the Shen family persuade them?"
"It might not be the Jia family's instigation. It could also be because the Jia family became the center of social attention for the mining accident. To remove all suspicion from them, the Shen family orchestrated all of this to point the accident to me..."
"Hence the Jia family believed that as long as they killed you and found a local resident to become the ruler, the media would be controlled and no one could act against them again? What a well thought-out plan!"
Xie Limo's slender fingers lightly tapped on the surface of the table and the darkness in his eyes swirled. "Some rotten apples should have been dealt with long ago. Rest assured my dear, I will handle this myself. You only need to relax and be my good wife." As he spoke, he gently pulled Yun Bixue into an embrace.
He had actually checked on the matter long ago but had not wanted to worry her and hence skipped the details. However, he had not expected that the reason for her bustling around the past few days was to investigate on this matter.
He did not know how to not pamper her when she acted like this.
Moreover, with his agility, the bullet would still not be able to hit him even if it came from outside. The speed of the bullet was still slower than his dexterity. In addition, he had also put on a bulletproof vest.
In his embrace, Yun Bixue lifted her head and asked dully, "But I don't want to just do nothing. I also want to do something to protect you."
Xie Limo felt a shudder through his chest and he smiled joyfully. "Okay, I know how you feel. However, the rich and influential families in Ning An City are aplenty. If you were to target one of them, you have to have a comprehensive plan. Otherwise, it would cause a butterfly effect."
After contemplating, Yun Bixue nodded. "I understand. You have your own considerations. After all, these rich and influential families are joining forces to hurt you and it is indeed disadvantageous. Hence, we need pursue to destroy them by searching for unfavourable evidence of those families. Regardless of employing threats or temptations, we have to ensure they are truthful." As Yun Bixue spoke, her eyes darkened and her fists clenched tighter.