Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 992
Chapter 992: The Antidote She Developed
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Qiao Xi sat lazily on the sofa and looked at Xia Mengyan with a sharp gaze. “How are you going to explain this to Gu Zheng when the time comes? Are you going to be holding his wife here while disregarding him?”
Xia Mengyan instantly choked. She could not help but be nervous. Could it be that Qiao Xi had discovered their plan?
“Xi Xi, rest well. President Gu will come to pick you up in a while. Even if he doesn’t come, Grandpa will send you home. You must be too tired. Don’t let your thoughts run wild.”
As soon as she finished speaking, Xia Mengyan stared fixedly into Qiao Xi’s eyes. The poison was about to take effect, and Qiao Xi would not be able to hold on for long. Sure enough, Qiao Xi’s body started swaying.
Qiao Xi sneered in her heart. From the moment she drank that glass of wine, she knew what the poison was. It was the same poison as the one in Gu Zheng’s body. This poison would cause a person to fall into a deep sleep as soon as it entered their body. The Xia family was taking this opportunity to test the poison on her. Unfortunately, what the Xia family did not know was that she was immune to poison and was very familiar with this poison.
Qiao Xi calculated the time it would take for the poison to flare up and pretended to be weak all over as she collapsed on the sofa. Then, she closed her eyes.
Xia Mengyan stood on the spot and sized her up. After confirming that the poison had acted up and Qiao Xi no longer had the ability to resist, she heaved a sigh of relief. She turned around and walked out of the guest room, locking the door behind her.
Not long after, the other members of the Xia family walked in. Xia Cheng took out a pill and stuffed it into Qiao Xi’s mouth.
Old Madam Xia said unhappily, “Xia Cheng, this medicine is rare. We don’t have many of them. It’ll be a waste to give a pill to Qiao Xi!”
Xia Cheng smiled and explained, “What do you know?! The person who gave me the medicine said that if the person who’s poisoned takes this antidote and it works, the blood in her body will have the effect of detoxifying the poison. We can then drink her blood to detoxify the poison. Isn’t this more effective than a hundred antidotes?”
When Old Madam Xia heard this, she was extremely excited. “Does that mean our entire family can be saved?”
It turned out that this was the Xia family’s plan all along. Although this was a little different from the news that Meng Fan had spread, in the end, it was just to get her to be the antidote. Who exactly sent this news to the Xia family? Was it someone from the Medical Association, or was it someone from the Medical Association pretending to be a doctor?
Qiao Xi curled up on the sofa and quietly listened to the Xia family’s conversation. She carefully tasted the pill in her mouth. Wasn’t this pill developed by her?
Back then, she developed this medicine to help Gu Zheng detoxify the poison, but it was useless. Who stole her medicine?
“But President Gu is still outside…” Xia Ji was a little uneasy. They all knew Gu Zheng’s methods, so they naturally did not dare to provoke him.
“When he comes, find an excuse to delay him. Also, don’t tell Mengyan about this,” Xia Cheng instructed. “This matter is very dangerous, after all. We can’t implicate Mengyan no matter what. Once the matter is exposed, we have to insist that it has nothing to do with Mengyan.”
Although Xia Cheng said that, he was actually very sure that no one would discover their plan. If Gu Zheng really barged in to ask for her, they would just say that Qiao Xi had already left. What could Gu Zheng do to them?
At this moment, Song Shiyu was hiding outside the window. He gritted his teeth in hatred. “President, when are we going in? I can’t take it anymore. I want to go in and beat all these people up!”
Gu Zheng’s expression was indifferent, and his smile was sinister. “We can’t enter through the window. We have to walk in through the door and get my Mrs. Gu back!”
In the guest room.
After everyone left, Qiao Xi opened her eyes. She hurriedly stood up and easily opened the door. At this moment, everyone from the Xia family was conspiring in the living room. There was no one upstairs. Qiao Xi was prepared to quietly sneak into Xia Cheng’s study to look for clues. Before she could leave, an extremely gentle set of footsteps suddenly came from the door.
That person was extremely careful and afraid of being discovered. He gently pushed the door open. Seeing this, Qiao Xi hurriedly lay back on the sofa, then she saw a figure carefully walk in.
“Miss Qiao! Wake up!” Madam Xia’s voice was gentle as she shook Qiao Xi’s arm.
Qiao Xi closed her eyes tightly and pretended to be asleep.
Madam Xia was so anxious that she sighed. Her voice trembled. “Miss Qiao, they want to harm you. While President Gu is still waiting outside, quickly go downstairs and leave with him!”
Qiao Xi pondered in her mind. Madam Xia seemed to be different from the others. From the moment she entered, Madam Xia had vaguely reminded her that the Xia family had ill intentions. Now, she was taking the risk to tell her to leave quickly.