Chapter 82: Little Bai, come out to greet the guests!
Inside Nebula Martial Arts Hall, the onlookers had already left. People also helped Hu Daobin leave to stabilize his injuries, leaving only the few major players behind.
Gu Nan calmly sat in the main seat. Zhang Tao and Bai Luoluo stood on either side of Gu Nan, while Hu Wei kept glaring at him with a vicious gaze.
“What are you looking at? Want another beating?” Gu Nan glared back with no trace of politeness.
Hu Wei had never admitted to a loss in her life, so she immediately slapped the table and said, “Bring it on!”
“Alright, both of you can stop now. Don’t fall for the Long family’s trap,” Lu Xinyu urged the two, being forced to speak up as a peacemaker.
Hu Wei clearly held great respect for Lu Xinyu, so she sat back down resentfully.
But Gu Nan didn’t have such a good temper. He directly raised a brow. “There’s no need for you to teach me a lesson. If you have something to say, spit it out.”
“B*****d, you…” Hu Wei became angry again, and Lu Xinyu had to stop her with a bitter smile.
“One of you is Gu Nian’s friend and has gone through life and death with her, and the other is her younger brother. Is there a need to escalate the conflict to this point?” Lu Xinyu shook her head and said, “Look at this.”
As she spoke, she handed each of them an intelligence report.
Clearly written on it was the fact that Hu Daobin didn’t originally intend to enter Nebula Martial Arts Hall, but someone intentionally lured him over in order to instigate conflict between Gu Nan and Hu Wei.
According to the analysis, all the evidence pointed to the Long family’s Long Yi as the culprit.
“Long Yi, huh?” A trace of a smile appeared on the corners of Gu Nan’s mouth.
Of course he didn’t actually forget Long Yi; he pretended not to recognize Long Yi yesterday simply to look cool. But in the end, high sensitivity to information was also one of a top player’s basic abilities.
Additionally, it wasn’t like he couldn’t guess that someone might’ve lured Hu Wei over.
Just now, he asked Zhang Tao when Hu Daobin’s name first appeared on the interview list to confirm this suspicion, but he simply wasn’t able to guess the culprit’s identity earlier.
After all, he had too many enemies…
Now that this was confirmed to be Long Yi’s doing, things made sense.
Gu Nan didn’t believe that he had a main character’s fate, so his luck wouldn’t be terrible to the point of pulling aggro wherever he went. Besides the first time, which was an accident, traces of the Long family’s behind-the-scenes scheming could be found in all the subsequent conflicts.
The Long family’s strategy was also very simple.
‘So you won’t give in to anyone? You like to face-slap people? Then we’ll keep sending faces to your door for you to slap. After you’ve slapped the faces of everyone in the government, military, and major families, you won’t be able to live here anymore.’
Unless Gu Nan was strong enough to subdue the entire capital, otherwise… This game would still have to be played using one’s brain.
‘But do you really think I’ll follow your rules?’ Gu Nan smiled coldly and got up to leave.
Lu Xinyu also stood up. She still wanted to persuade Gu Nan and Hu Wei to reconcile.
“Gu Nan, you ultimately didn’t suffer any loss in this matter. Why don’t we each take a step back, and you can apologize to Hu Wei…” But halfway through, Lu Xinyu realized that she couldn’t continue anymore.
Because Gu Nan’s cold gaze had fallen on her face, as if he was looking at a corpse. She didn’t have the slightest doubt that the other party would punch her brains out the next second.
Fortunately, Gu Nan didn’t attack in the end. He just smiled and said, “In consideration of your younger sister, I’ll pretend you didn’t say this. If you dare to talk to me like this again, I’ll break your leg.”
Gu Nan left after throwing down such a sentence.
Inside the Gu family, Gu Nan was sitting in his room, while Wang Dong was standing beside him.
“Young Master Nan, here’s the information you wanted.”
Gu Nan took the information from Wang Dong. After reading it quietly for a few minutes, he frowned. “There’s so little information about Lin Yunyun?”
The documents in Gu Nan’s hands merely showed information about Lin Yunyun’s family and her participation in the Martial Arts Competition, which completely fell short of the Gu’s family’s intelligence-gathering ability.
Wang Dong also heard the recent rumors about Gu Nan having a brutal temperament. He hurriedly answered carefully, “This is all the information that could be found in this timeframe. If you need more, you can order the subordinates to investigate the rest.”
“Mm, investigate everything.” Gu Nan nodded slightly but didn’t say much. After all, he just assigned them this task during the day. The timeframe was too short, so he couldn’t be too demanding.
He turned to look at another file. This was the information he asked for… to look for the Long family’s trouble.
“Looks like you’re quite interested in the Long family,” a voice came from the side, and Gu Xingzhu’s figure walked in slowly.
Gu Nan responded without even raising his head, “Remember to knock next time.”
Gu Xingzhu’s lips twitched, and she snorted lightly. “Long Yi really handled it beautifully this time. He didn’t leave any evidence we can use against him, so we can’t even demand an explanation from him.”
After a pause, she added, “Eldest Miss wants me to bring you a message. She says you mustn’t be impulsive.”
Gu Nan, who was originally sitting quietly and calmly, suddenly frowned when he heard this.
Gu Xingzhu, however, revealed a small smile. ‘As expected, only the Eldest Miss can control him…’
But she didn’t know that Gu Nan’s thoughts were completely different from her conjecture.
Everyone in the Gu family believed that since Gu Nian brought him to Star Realm, he naturally had to obey Gu Nian’s command, but in reality, their relationship was merely one of mutual cooperation.
‘There’s no reason why Gu Nian wouldn’t understand this. Then why did she send this message? Purely to give advice?’
‘However, this kind of rhetoric will only have the opposite effect and might even anger me…’ Gu Nan rubbed his chin. Gu Nian’s abnormal behavior finally aroused his suspicions.
The earlier events began to play back in his mind. If he replayed things starting from Long Yi’s provocation… then the source of everything seemed to fall on one person.
Gu Nan picked up the document next to him, and sure enough, he saw a person who originally didn’t have to appear, but who also seemed to have appeared so naturally—
“By the way, Young Master Nan,” Wang Dong hurriedly spoke up when he saw this tense atmosphere, “two young ladies from the Lu family came to visit you just now. Should I let them in?”
“Two young ladies from the Lu family?” Gu Nan stared blankly for a moment, then immediately threw the matter with Gu Xingzhu aside.
‘It seems that what I said before I left worked… Did Lu Zhanyu, this little girl, really think that she won’t have to pay the price for trying to screw me over?’
Giving her a slight lesson would be considered a little punishment.
“Then let’s meet them.”
A moment later.
“We’re to see Bai Luoluo.” Lu Xinyu stood in front of Gu Nan with a warm smile on her face. “I heard that her condition has improved…”
Lu Xinyu and her younger sister Lu Zhanyu came from a spiritual martial arts family in another region and were good friends with Gu Nian.
They were originally invited to treat Bai Luoluo’s mental trauma but couldn’t find a good cure for the time being. Just when they finally found a solution, they were told that Bai Luoluo had already been cured by someone else.
And the one who cured her was Gu Nan.
Since Lu Xinyu used this excuse to visit, Gu Nan really couldn’t refuse.
“It’s true that her condition is slightly better, but the direction might not be right…” Gu Nan recalled what the little loli had experienced in Immortal Demon World. “Why don’t you take another look at her?”
As he said this, his eyes couldn’t help glancing at Lu Zhanyu.
However, this “black widow” who killed her teammates was currently staring at her nose. She fixed her gaze on the tips of her shoes.
A happy expression appeared on Lu Xinyu’s face. “Mr. Gu, if you don’t mind, that would be great!”
Although she actually wanted to pay a visit to sound out Gu Nan’s attitude, as a doctor, her concern for Bai Luoluo wasn’t fake either. She sincerely wanted to cure Bai Luoluo’s psychological trauma.
Some doctors disliked other doctors interfering with their patients. Because her family had a tradition of practicing medicine, Lu Xinyu paid great attention to this custom.
Gu Nan’s eyes were still fixed on Lu Zhanyu as he shouted behind him, “Little Bai, come out to greet the guests!”
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