&x201C;Yes, you are really great. You could just sacrifice your own life just to protect Jingqi!&x201D; Xiyuan suddenly roared out. Xiyuan quickly attracted the attention of the doctors and nurses around them because of his outrageous behavior.
&x201C;This is a public place. Can you please be more considerate? The other patients need to rest,&x201D; one of the nurses came over to give Xiyuan a warning, while still holding a syringe in her hand.
Xiyuan wiped the tears off his face before he sat down on the edge of Jin Mingchen&x2019;s bed.
&x201C;I cannot deny that I did it and I cannot explain why I did it. You can go ahead and report this matter to Sister Jing if you want to because I cannot stop you anymore. I know that I put myself in this situation and there is no way that I can get out of it. I did not do it to hurt or provoke anyone but I did it simply because I was intimidated and because I was coerced into doing so. I know that I am responsible for your accident.&x201D;
&x201C;Do you really think that you can justify your actions just because you were coerced into doing so?&x201D; Jin Mingchen who had originally calmed down suddenly lost his temper as soon as he heard Xiyuan&x2019;s explanation. &x201C;Why are you taking other people&x2019;s lives into your own hands? Is your career really worth more than a person&x2019;s life? So, other people&x2019;s lives don&x2019;t matter to you at all? Even if they might die because of your actions?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, we might all seem a little unreliable on a day to day basis but I think that all of our choices should be the same when it comes to determining what is right or wrong. If you have been coerced and forced into a dead end, you could always tell us what is going on so that we could think of ways to help you and to protect you. But instead, what are you doing now? Premediating a murder?&x201D;
&x201C;We have all come this far, all the way from the bottom so how can you bear to watch someone else fall all the way to hell?&x201D;
Xiyuan&x2019;s eyes turned red and tears started falling down his face as soon as he heard Jin Mingchen&x2019;s question.
&x201C;I will not tell Sister Jing about this matter first because I think that you still owe Jingqi an explanation. However, you can choose to confess to your crime after our music concert, or you can just choose to hire another hitman to get rid of me so that you can solve all of your problems immediately&x2026;&x201D;
Xiyuan had initially calmed down a little but he felt as though he was facing an execution as soon as he heard Jin Mingchen&x2019;s words.
Even though he could live for a few more days, it felt as though he was facing twice the amount of stress and anxiety at the moment.
&x201C;Mingchen, let&x2019;s be clear about this matter now. I can&x2019;t stand it anymore. If this matter continues dragging on, the other party will continue to coerce me and force me to do more unacceptable things&x2026;&x201D;
Jin Mingchen was silent for a moment before he looked up at Xiyaun as he sniffed and said, &x201C;From my standpoint, I can forgive you without any hesitation at all. After all, you have already been my brother for so many years. We have shared and gone through all sorts of joys and sorrows together. So, what can you do to make me turn my back on you? However, I do not have the final say in this matter because I am not the one that you are trying to hurt. You should explain everything to Sister Yuning so that she can help you to deal with the person who is trying to coerce you&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Xiyuan, there are some things that cannot be forgiven in this life&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;If you are still a man, you should take responsibility for this matter.&x201D;
Early the next morning, Xiyuan left the hospital to return to the agency.
However, as he was heading towards his dormitory, he could see a figure squatting down in front of his room.
That person was none other than Lu Jingqi.
Xiyuan walked over to the dormitory slowly but as soon as Lu Jingqi saw him, Lu Jingqi grabbed him by his collar before he asked, &x201C;Why&x2026;why did you lie to me?&x201D;
Xiyuan did not explain himself as Lu Jingqi continued pressuring him. After Lu Jingqi was done yelling at him, Xiyuan smiled before he replied, &x201C;Lu Jingqi, do you know how lucky you are to be born as a member of the Lu family?&x201D;
Lu Jingqi loosened his grasp on Xiyuan&x2019;s shirt after hearing this sentence. After that, Xiyuan took a step back as he leaned against the dormitory door.
&x201C;I came to this agency and I started off as a trainee ever since I was thirteen years old. It took me five years of training to finally make my debut as a member of this group. Do you know how long I struggled and how hard I had to work just so that I can be discovered? Our team is only this good today because of all the hard work and difficult times that we had endured together&x2026;why do you have the benefit of debuting and being part of our team in such a short time? Do you know how difficult it was for me to achieve everything that I have today? All of us had no background, and no one to support us at all. We trained day and night and we have gotten all sorts of insults before we made it, but what about you?
&x201C;You are given a superstar treatment as soon as you joined the team. We are even instructed to guide and provide you with all the support that you need. Why should I do that?
&x201C;Lu Jingqi, I guess you probably do not even know what your dreams or ambitions are. Do you?
&x201C;People like you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth and you will never understand the difficulties and obstacles, that ordinary people like us face every day.
&x201C;Why? I also want to know why the enemies of the Lu family would insist on implicating me in this matter! Why do I have to get involved in your feud?&x201D;
Xiyuan could not help but yell at Lu Jingqi.
After that, he quickly wiped the tears that were falling down his face.
&x201C;I admit that I hired someone to deal with you this time but I do not know why I do not feel sorry for you at all even after doing so.&x201D;
&x201C;You can choose not to feel bad or sorry for what you did to me, but you owe Mingchen his life,&x201D; Lu Jingqi replied in a clear and precise manner as he glared at Xiyuan. &x201C;Also, being born to a wealthy and prestigious family is not as great as you think it is&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Are you&x2026; normal again?&x201D;
This time, Lu Jingqi did not reply but he simply pushed Xiyuan aside before he returned to his own bedroom.
Superstar treatment? Son of a wealthy family?
Every single member of the Lu family were already exhausted.
Even though Jiang Yuning was from a wealthy and prestigious family, didn&x2019;t she suffer humiliation and criticism from the public for the past five years? Who would have had it easy in the entertainment industry?
All that everyone could see was the glamorous side of others, simply because no one would want to show you what bad experiences they are going through at the moment.
Early the next day, Wang Jing went over to the hospital to speak to Jin Mingchen&x2019;s doctor. This was because she wanted an evaluation of Jin Mingchen&x2019;s physical condition and she wanted to know if he would still be able to perform for the music concert.
As for the incident last night, Wang Jing had a vague feeling that there was tension between some of the group members. However, she was not in a hurry to find out the truth and get to the bottom of the matter because none of the team members had approached her for help.
Wang Jing had watched this group of young children as they grew up and she was the one who had taught and cultivated them to become the people that they were today.
&x201C;Sister Jing, I am really okay,&x201D; Jin Mingchen pouted as he laid on the hospital bed. He was acting in a coquettish manner and he was completely different from the person who had kept Xiyuan back last night.
&x201C;You are usually a coward who is scared of ghosts and everything else but you actually had the courage to protect the people that you care about. You have really grown up a lot,&x201D; Wang Jing said as she sat on the edge of Jin Mingchen&x2019;s bed.
&x201C;Jingqi is still a child. Respect the old and love the young. I can still do that,&x201D; Jin Mingchen replied as he grinned.
&x201C;I already spoke to Yuning over the phone earlier today. We believe that this matter will get more complicated. Fortunately, you only suffered some slight injuries. You can be discharged from the hospital after one week.&x201D;
&x201C;Well, did Sister Yuning say when she will be coming back? She must be very busy filming her drama now.&x201D;
&x201C;She had already applied for leave so that she can rush back to Luo City,&x201D; Wang Jing replied immediately. &x201C;However, I ran into Jingqi this morning but he seemed a little different compared to how he was before. I did not stop to speak to him as I was in a hurry but I believe that whatever happened last night must have really triggered him.&x201D;
&x201C;Do you think he has already fully recovered because of the trauma? Hahaha&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;You are still in a mood to joke around?&x201D; Wang Jing could not stop herself from hitting the boy. &x201C;Make sure that you rest well and recover as soon as possible. You finally became famous after so many difficulties&x2026; please do not lose everything overnight.&x201D;