Chapter 756: Hello (Part One)
Xu Cheng said directly, “This case was not under your control to begin with, but considering that your local police department had been following up on the progress and the effort put into this case, if we snatch away this case directly, then you will be very emotional. That’s why I stepped in to cooperate with you and follow up the case. In fact, this case involves something greater, and you simply can not clean up this mess. Not just your direct superior, but even the provincial head would avoid this case.”
Ran Jing was stunned. “Are they a transnational criminal group?”
Xu Cheng laughed. “Transnational criminal groups would be too low for me to be involved. It’s best for you if you know less about this case. Alright, let’s not talk about the case anymore. Did you call me here to treat me to a meal again?”
Ran Jing looked straight at Xu Cheng and said, “Can you take off your mask and let me take another look?”
Xu Cheng froze.
Ran Jing thought he was angry and hurriedly explained, “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to look at your scars, I just think you remind me of someone I know. Your figure and your way of going about things are very similar; you’re the one who instructed Li Chao on this case, right?”
Xu Cheng nodded his head.
Ran Jing: “Your methods and style are really like a friend of mine.”
Xu Cheng took off his mask without hesitation as he also wanted to see if Ran Jing could recognize him or not. He wanted to use her as a test to predict how Lin Chuxue might react in the future.
Ran Jing looked at his face for a long time.
Xu Cheng did not know why, but he somewhat feared that he would recognize him so he asked tentatively, “See anything?”
Rab Jing shook her head silently. “No, maybe I’m thinking too much, sorry. By the way, you said you have a wife?”
Xu Cheng nodded his head.
“Then that’s not it,” Ran Jing said.
After wiping his mouth, Xu Cheng put on his mask again and said, “Then thank you again for your hospitality today.”
“No, on the contrary, I want to thank you. If it wasn’t for you taking over this case, I really couldn’t have handled it. But I also can’t let these criminals go free. I think the law should be righteous and not be influenced by certain connections or relationships.”
Xu Cheng: “When you reach that level, then you’ll know how to weigh and balance. Many times, a lot of people don’t care about crimes for the sake of their political performance.”
Having said that, he stood up ready to leave. “Well, thank you for this meal today. You saved me from being pointed at in a public restaurant.”
Ran Jing suddenly said to him, “If you have time, I want to learn more from you.”
Xu Cheng nodded, and without looking back, he pulled open the door and left.
Ran Jing walked him to the elevator, and Xu Cheng stared at the elevator door, waiting for it to open.
The moment the elevator door pulled open, Lin Chuxue’s stunningly beautiful face appeared like rolling open an ancient scroll. Her head was down and her long eyelashes looked gentle like calm water, yet Xu Cheng felt a surging wave inside his heart.
He froze looking at the face that he hadn’t seen for a few days, feeling like it had been a year. She had lost a lot of weight, and the moment she raised her eyes, she looked indifferent as if she had returned to the old Lin Chuxue who was always indifferent to everything.
The moment Lin Chuxue raised her eyes and met with Xu Cheng’s eyes behind his mask, Xu Cheng’s heart started to beat faster and he wanted to call out her name at that moment.
However, Lin Chuxue was just surprised to see a masked man and brushed past him as if he was a stranger.
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