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Chapter 164: Is there a need to have a reason?

Chapter 164: Is there a need to have a reason?
Translator: _Min_ Editor: Rundi

Water poured down.

Jiang Chen closed the knob before he shook off the droplets of water on his head, he then walked out of the shower as he grabbed a towel beside him and wiped himself.

It felt much better after the shower as if the all the alcohol and weariness was washed away.

But the faint fragrance in the room put him in an awkward spot physiologically. He thought while he wiped his hair with the towel.

But as he wiped, his hand froze in the air.

[This is... Xia Shiyu's towel?]

Thinking that towel once covered a pure blossoming flower, and countlessly wiped the mists off of the leaves...

He stared at the towel in his hand as Jiang Chen's expression on his face suddenly turned awkward.

But at this time, a blurry, but shaky figure suddenly appeared on the opaque glass in the washroom. Jiang Chen, who realized what happened, was about to stop her before the bathroom door was pushed open first.

Ka.

Seeing the haggard Xia Shiyu arduously holding on the door frame. Just as she was about to come in, she was stunned at the doorstep.

The cynical thing that appeared in her field of vision made her briefly lost her ability to think.

It was hard to describe the expression on her face, should it be wry? Shocked? Or humiliated.

The air of silence filled the air between the two.

"Hi." Jiang Chen first broke the silence rigidly. He moved the towel to cover the inexplicable part while keeping a straight face.

Perhaps maybe she was drunk, or perhaps the image was too shocking, Xia Shiyu didn't scream, but rather she calmed down and silently closed the door.

Looking at the closed the door, a bitter smile appeared on Jiang Chen's face.

"Uh... Maybe I should have screamed?"

Since he already used, and also was seen, might as well finish drying himself.

Jiang Chen shameless dried his entire body, then washed her towel before putting his clothes back on. He then left the bathroom.

He turned to the living room as Xia Shiyu was already sitting on the sofa. When Jiang Chen came out, her vision immediately gazed onto him.

Just as Jiang Chen was mentally prepared for the "pervert" "sick-minded," the expected anger didn't arrive.

"Uh, are you going to ask me something?" He felt a bit frightened by Xia Shiyu's silence, Jiang Chen careful sat across from her as he said apologetically.

Xia Shiyu still didn't say anything, with the aid of the moonlight, it was visible that on the usually cold face, the bright red lips were slightly trembling.

[Because she is so angry she couldn't express it?]

Jiang Chen drilled deep into his mind and still couldn't figure out the current mood of this girl. The prideful ice beauty realized after waking up that she was lying on the bed, with clothes slovenly, the first button of the dress shirt unbuttoned, and also a man (pervert) using her washroom to take a shower, using the towel that she had always used...

From any perspective, she must not be in the best mood.

"Ummm, you were drunk." Jiang Chen awkwardly tried to explain.

With the direct stare, Jiang Chen didn't know if she was thinking or mooning out.

"You were sleeping on the table, so I carried you back on my back. Your car is still there, remember to drive it back tomorrow." Seeing Xia Shiyu did not react, Jiang Chen continued.

"Why?" Seemed like she reacted to this sentence, Xia Shiyu murmured as if she was whispering in her dream.

"Why? Is that even a question." Jiang Chen had a bitter smile, "I can't leave you there by yourself. You live alone, and you drank yourself like that, be more cautious next time. If a human trafficker is pretending to be someone to be close to you, you don't even know if you were sold to some desolate mountain areas."

Hearing this, Xia Shiyu looked over and made eye contact with Jiang Chen.

After a long silence, even to her disbelief, she asked, "Then would you come to save me?"

He was shocked by the sudden question, Jiang Chen thought for a glimpse.

"Yes."

"Why?" It was still the dreamy mutter.

Expectation? Or perhaps just confusion?

"Does there need to be a reason?" Jiang Chen sighed as he asked rhetorically.

Humans were never a pure logical animal, what's the point of excessive need for reasons?

Xia Shiyu was not pleased with Jiang Chen's response. The graceful top lip bit on the bottom one, the rather blank expression seemed like she still hasn't gained a clear mind.

Seeing that she hadn't said anything, Jiang Chen coughed and gently said.

"You are drunk. Don't drink this much in the future, now go get some rest."

Although he didn't know what she was so fixated about, based on this response, she was not angry?

She stood up wobbling, just as Jiang Chen let a sigh thinking she was going back to the room to sleep, she moved across and stood in front of him.

"You, who do you like?" The voice carried some intoxication, but the tone certainly carried CEO Xia's authority.

The random questions threw Jiang Chen off.

He forced a smile and didn't answer. He didn't know how to answer.

After the last press conference, he already had a sense for Xia Shiyu's feelings towards him.

Although she always put on a cold expression that kept people a thousand miles away, her heart was still that of a child.

As to why he said that, it was because only a child would believe coldness meant maturity.

If it were someone without boundary, it wouldn't whatever, but Xia Shiyu...

She definitely would not accept him being with other women. Or should we say any "normal" women would not. Jiang Chen asked himself. He certainly had feelings for her, but his feelings were just beginning to develop. As to giving up something for her, he could not do it.

"I," Jiang Chen hesitantly opened his mouth, but the words were stuck in his throat.

"I don't want to hear it." She shook her head, as her slightly messy but luscious hair waved.

Suddenly, she made a move that completely left Jiang Chen dumbfounded.

A delicate hand reached out as two fingers audaciously squeezed his chin. Jiang Chen stared at the pair of crystal clear eyes. Her mouth opened slightly, and she moved in closer.

His conscience told him, she was drunk, you should wake her up.

But seeing the approaching, blushing, attractive face, he could not say a single word.

The devil-like thought spun in his head as Jiang Chen gulped.

[She is the one being proactive. If I pretend I don't know...]

But suddenly, an untimely ringtone disrupted this tranquil moment. Xia Shiyu's action stopped abruptly. The misty eyes regained a hint of clarity as she looked at Jiang Chen ever so close to her.

"I, I'll take a phone call." Jiang Chen got up and escaped.

Xia Shiyu froze blankly there. Her face began to turn red. Even under the not so bright moonlight, it was apparent.

[What did I do?]

Fine droplets of sweat began to surface on her heated body. The alcohol evaporated with the sweat as she began to sober up.

Without thinking, she dashed into the bedroom without turning around.

Bam!

The door slamming sound transmitted behind him as Xia Shiyu fleed into the bedroom.

Jiang Chen forced a smile as he looked at the phone.

It was Ayesha.

Jiang Chen put his hand against the wall as he picked up the phone.

"Hello?"

He sensed some strangeness to Ayesha calling him now.

...

With a stick in her hand, Yan Xiaoyan gently pushed open the door.

No one was there.

She shook her head at the teammate behind her, signaling Lu Dahu to walk to the adjacent bedroom.

Even if she carefully controlled her footsteps, the contact between her runners and the expensive wooden floor made a faint sound.

Because they didn't know which bedroom Jiang Chen slept in, they had to use the dumbest method, which was to search the rooms one by one.

Zhang Chao stayed on the first floor to prevent Jiang Chen from escaping. At the same time, he opened the signal jammer to prevent the target from calling the police.

In the spacious living room, Zhang Chao scanned his surroundings.

The bright green vision in the night vision goggles made the darkness not so frightening.

Seeing the home theatre on the wall, he was shocked.

"85 inches 4K smart TV, as well as the TV screen. This at least cost upwards of half a million," he mustered in his mind as he felt anxious.

It was his first time kidnapping, and they were just not kidnapping an ordinary person. They were kidnapping the wealthy and influential president of Future Technology.

He could only pray that Yan Xiaoyan was clean with her moves and their faces won't be revealed to Jiang Chen. Or else, Jiang Chen had hundreds of ways to make sure they never live in Wanghai City again.

Just as he was still debating in his mind, something forcefully struck the back of his neck.

Before he could react, he lost his conscious and fell to the ground.

On the other side...

Yan Xiaoyan was already on the third floor.

To increase efficiency, she and Lu Dahu decided to advance separately.

Just as she got to the gym, the room that previously had the lights on, she felt suddenly alerted. Without thinking, she immediately swept the stick behind her.

The sound of air breaking echoed as the hit obviously missed. Easily dodging the strike, Ayesha, with a grim look, moved.

When she thought the situation couldn't get any worse, Yan Xiaoyan immediately kicked up her leg and blocked the lightning-fast roundhouse kick.

"Ouch-!"

Sharp pain transmitted from her legs.

Cold sweat began to drop from Yan Xiaoyan's forehead as fear began to overwhelm her.

They were not on the same level. She was part of the national competition before, but even in the championship match, she never felt such powerful force.

Yan Xiaoyan quickly moved back, but she was already backed up against the window.

The pristine moonlight shed into the room as she felt her vision increase drastically.

She pulled off the annoying night vision goggles, only leaving the mask on her face. Yan Xiaoyan stared at the girl approaching her.

The girl was not tall; she could even be described as tiny. Her wavy hair was tied into a ponytail. She had an exotic, gorgeous face, but all these factors were not critical. What made Yan Xiaoyan frantic was the grim looking eyes. They were looking at her as if she was a dead body.

The desire to kill was immense!