Chapter 822: Untitled
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
An Xunuo stopped in her steps and looked back at him coldly. “One more word from you and I’ll be in the mood to kill.”
Ye Ningyuan smiled and turned his head. “Miss An, please treat me to dinner,” he suddenly said.
“I’ve no money!” An Xunuo coldly looked at him. “Don’t you know that my bank account has been frozen?”
“Given your ability, you can still access a frozen bank account.” Ye Ningyuan deftly took her case apart with a smile. He knew that while An Xunuo’s computer skills were not as good as his, few could rival her.
“Don’t you understand the term ‘no’?” She looked at him in slight displeasure.
Ye Ningyuan smiled. “Since I took you in for over ten days, surely you treating me to a meal to thank me is normal, right?”
She could not quite digest the thought of eating with him.
They ended up in a small restaurant. When she saw the table full of dishes, she did feel hungry. She looked at Ye Ningyuan whilst memories of her being that little idiot which he doted on flashed through her mind. She felt very uneasy.
Although he did not show how he doted on her.
He ate with relish as though he had not had a proper meal in days. A moment later, he realized that Xunuo did not quite move her chopsticks. “You’re not hungry?” He deliberately seemed lost.
“I’m full,” An Xunuo coldly replied. After she said that, her stomach growled at the most inappropriate time. An Xunuo was taken back, whereas Ye Ningyuan broke into laughter. She gave him a cold look as though she did not hear anything.
Damn it, why did her stomach just have to growl at this time?
Without insisting, she got down to eating.
She suddenly recalled something and asked, “Ye Ningyuan, do you know somebody called Silver Cloud?”
“You sure know him very well.”
“When I’m up against somebody who wants me dead, I do my homework very thoroughly. If I didn’t, how did I survive all these years?” Ye Ningyuan gently smiled. Ever since An Xunuo arrived to kill him, he started to investigate who could be behind it.
Little did he expect the person to be Silver Cloud. The person was somewhat mysterious, and nobody knew how he actually looked, or even his actual age. All they knew was how he wore a silver mask and was an administrator in An Xunuo’s intelligence organization.
He was of high stature and very smart.
While Ye Ningyuan did not know why he was after his life, he was also not interested in the reason behind it since wanting someone dead was quite common in his circle. Since he was responsible for the deaths of many, somebody would be out for revenge somehow.
Apparently, it’s business as usual.
An Xunuo looked at him coldly. He was indeed right. The reasons for Silver Cloud wanting him dead did not matter. On the other hand, it felt too straightforward. He could not give a crap about Silver Cloud at all.
Honestly speaking, she did not quite understand Silver Cloud.
But he was indeed very capable.
She had seen his moves before.
“Why are you telling me that your boss wants me dead?”
“Even if I didn’t tell you, you had already known anyway.”
“Xunuo, it seems…” Ye Ningyuan looked at her tastefully. “You really care about me.”
An Xunuo dropped the chopsticks loudly and looked at him with a razor-sharp gaze that would have eviscerated him over and over if looks could kill. Her cold look was nothing short of intimidating.
“Dear young lady, are you so embarrassed that you are angry?”
“Ye Ningyuan, are you yapping because you are dead?” An Xunuo coldly asked. Ye Ningyuan raised his eyebrows innocently in response to her exceptionally cold gaze. Did he say something wrongly?
What did he say?
She surely hadn’t had to be so mean when he was spot-on about how she felt?
He gently smiled. An Xunuo, finding his damn smile an utter eyesore, could not help but look away. Worrying about him? Hmmph! Who was worried about him? One had to have so much more free time in the world just to worry about him.
“Can you privately accept missions?” Ye Ningyuan suddenly asked.
An Xunuo looked back. “I could. What do you have for me?”
“How about you become my bodyguard?”
“Are you kidding? I’m out for your head,” An Xunuo coldly said.
Could he have some situational awareness?
“You’re not in the mood to kill and have nothing to do now. Since you are bored, how about becoming my bodyguard? The perks are very good.” Ye Ningyuan smiled, making no effort to blatantly buy her over.
“What kind of benefits?”
“Seeing beautiful men up close.”
An Xunuo was lost for words.
“I’m not free!” She coldly rejected before picking up her chopsticks and got down to eating. He was babbling nonsense, and it was no use listening on lest she got swayed by him before she had her fill.
“Xunuo, what’s wrong with occasionally accepting someone’s kindness?” Ye Ningyuan gently smiled as he looked at her. “There’s nothing holding you back, and British operatives are after you with their snares at the ready. How about you pursue stability than run for your life?”
“I don’t need your help.”
“Who else, apart from me, can help you?”
“Me!” An Xunuo immediately replied as she looked at him keenly and certainly. “It’s always better to turn to oneself than others since you will not betray yourself. I cannot trust anybody else, you included.”
It was much better for one to not imitate what they were not.
She just did not believe that Ye Ningyuan would take good care of her. Besides, she would not be forced into a corner by anybody else. Since the world was so huge, there was definitely somewhere she could take refuge in. He was surely looking down on her.
“Aye, how headstrong of you.” Ye Ningyuan sighed. “Just yield when you should. That will make you so much more adorable.”
An Xunuo looked at him coldly. “Don’t treat me like that little idiot.”
“Miss An, you are that little idiot.”
“I have selective amnesia.”
“You are not even the slightest bit lovely now.”
“What has it got to do with you?”
Ye Ningyuan propped his chin before he suddenly asked with great interest, “Miss An, have you been in love before?”
“I’ve no time for that.”
It was more likely nobody wanted you, right? Ye Ningyuan broke into laughter in his heart. He looked at how she looked like she was about to wallop somebody and was at ease. “I guess, huh? Men don’t like women who are not adorable.”
“How lame.” That’s none of his business, no? “To me, you’re not even adorable at all.”
“Miss An has not seen me when I was younger: super moe and exceptionally adorable.”
“Younger Master Ye, aren’t you embarrassed to bring up something from over a decade ago?” An Xunuo harrumphed as she tried to imagine a much younger him. He was indeed very moe…
“…” Ye Ningyuan broke into laughter again. An Xunuo looked at him coldly. “Ye Ningyuan, are you really so comfortable with me by your side?”
“Oh, what would you do?”