Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 976
Chapter 976: Testing Xia Tong
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The call was connected, but the other party did not pick up for a long time. Qiao Xi nodded. “As expected. She has the guts to spout nonsense online, but she doesn’t dare to answer my call.”
After hanging up, Qiao Xi stood up and put on her jacket. Gu Yao hurriedly asked, “Where are you going?”
A trace of danger flashed past Qiao Xi’s eyes. “She’s not answering my calls, so I can only look for her myself. I want to see if she dares to spout nonsense in front of me.”
Gu Yao: “…” It was too scary! Qiao Xi looked like a tigress when she was angry!
Qiao Xi drove straight to Xia Tong’s studio. She guessed that the entire studio was thinking of ways to protect her reputation. Moreover, everyone unanimously agreed to Xia Tong’s message, but it was useless no matter what they did.
After getting out of the car, Qiao Xi knocked on the door forcefully. The door was closed as if no one was inside, but she knew that those people were hiding inside. She unhurriedly took out a thin metal wire from her bag and casually fiddled with the door lock a few times before it opened with a click.
Gu Yao looked at her in shock. He did not expect his sister-in-law to have such skills. What did she not know?
At this moment, everyone in the room was looking at them with terrified expressions. Qiao Xi crossed her arms and greeted everyone with a smile. “Everyone’s here! Then why didn’t you open the door?”
Gu Yao: “…” He really admired Qiao Xi’s calm temperament. She had clearly broken the lock and was discovered, yet she was still so calm.
Chen Li was discussing countermeasures with Xia Tong when she looked up and saw Qiao Xi and Gu Yao. She instantly roared, “Who let you in?”
Qiao Xi chuckled. “I forced my way in with my own ability!”
The studio was silent. Chen Li almost spat out a mouthful of blood. She was furious. “You’re not welcome here. Please leave!”
Qiao Xi paid no attention to her at all. Her icy-cold gaze landed on Xia Tong, but her tone was very gentle. “Miss Xia, don’t you know why you withdrew from the competition? Won’t your face turn red when you casually post false news online?”
Xia Tong took a few steps back guiltily. “I can post whatever I want. I didn’t name anyone. What does it have to do with you?!”
“But I know that the person you’re talking about is me! I find that statement of yours an eyesore! Moreover, you’re the one who did something wrong. What right do you have to criticize me? I’m very curious. You clearly know that I have evidence, yet you still dare to provoke me. Why is that?”
Xia Tong’s and Chen Li’s expressions were ugly. Xia Tong bit her lip and did not say a word, but Qiao Xi did not intend to let her off. She continued to ask, “You know that doing this will anger the production team and ruin your reputation, but you still took the risk. Did someone order you to do this?”
As soon as these words were spoken, Xia Tong’s expression clearly changed. Qiao Xi smiled lightly and stared fixedly at her, not missing the slightest change in expression.
“It’s Xia Mengyan?”
Chen Li’s and Xia Tong’s bodies stiffened. Xia Tong pretended to be calm, but the emotions in her eyes betrayed her.
“She gave you money? What did she promise you that you didn’t hesitate to ruin yourself to work for her? Or did the Xia family pressure you so much that you had no choice but to agree?”
Xia Tong lowered her head and bit her lip. Qiao Xi said indifferently, “I have to say that Xia Mengyan’s plan this time isn’t bad. She asked you to post the news online first, then she stood up to protect me and was scolded by many fans. When the truth is revealed, your reputation will be ruined, but Xia Mengyan will be praised by everyone. I have to thank her. At that time, she’ll appear and say that we’re cousins with a good relationship. I’ll inexplicably become Xia Mengyan’s stepping stone.”
Under Qiao Xi’s questioning, Chen Li’s and Xia Tong’s breathing almost stopped, and their faces were ashen. Qiao Xi understood in her heart that all her guesses were correct.
“Thank you for the clues. I’ll take my leave.”
Chen Li and Xia Tong looked at Qiao Xi’s back view and gnashed their teeth in hatred. They clearly did not say a word. Qiao Xi had guessed everything herself.
Qiao Xi and Gu Yao left. Gu Yao sighed. “I suddenly pity them.”
“Why should you pity them? I didn’t force them. I guessed everything myself from the beginning. I can only say that I’m too smart, while they’re not good at hiding themselves.”
As soon as she finished speaking, Qiao Xi turned around and closed the door. The door was locked, and it was no different from when she first arrived. She sighed. “Look at how kind I am!”