Published at 14th of March 2023 07:44:20 AM

Chapter 97: 97 Possessiveness, Paranoia and Controllership Are Illnesses

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97 Possessiveness, Paranoia and Controllership Are Illnesses

—I heard that it was quite a collision.

—His neck almost broke.

Li Xiwu’s heart raced. When she heard the news of Chi Xu’s car accident from the makeup artist, she thought that at most, he would have some superficial injuries or a slight concussion. It shouldn’t be a big problem.

However, when she learned from Han Qianye that not only had Chi Xu been in a car accident, but his condition was also very serious and he had almost broken his neck, her emotions immediately became complicated.

She subconsciously raised her hand to touch her neck. Pei Jingzhou must have seen it last night.

Han Qianye sighed. “I don’t know how to take care of children, but Xie Wen trusts me so much and handed her daughter to me. What can I do? I can only bite the bullet and agree to take care of her.”

Li Xiwu looked up at Han Qianye. “What are you doing just now?”

Han Qianye waved the diaper in her hand. “Changing Little Shenshen’s diaper.”

This was too difficult for Han Qianye, who had never raised a child herself. If it was seventeen or eighteen years ago, she might have known a little more. After all, she had just given birth to her last child, Pei You’an. But it had been seventeen or eighteen years. She had long forgotten how to take care of a child. She wouldn’t even know where to start if she held the diaper!

Han Qianye asked Li Xiwu, “Look, should I go and ask Xiang Lan for guidance? But won’t this make me look like a bad mother-in-law? I don’t even know how to take care of children.”

Li Xiwu smiled faintly. “Don’t think that.”

Han Qianye was dejected. “Actually, I know that Xie Wen trusted me because of you. Otherwise, why wouldn’t she give Xiang Lan, who has more experience raising children, a chance?”

Actually, even if Han Qianye did not say it, Li Xiwu understood this logic. She leaned over and picked Shenshen up. “I’ll try, but I have to go inside to change the diaper. The air outside is cold.”

Han Qianye said, “I’m afraid that Shenshen will stink. The smell inside will affect everyone’s breakfast.”

Li Xiwu said, “Then go back to my room.”

This was Li Xiwu’s first time raising a child. She usually only teased Shenshen. Occasionally, she would hug her. It was Xie Wen who taught her how to hug her.

The ‘novice mother’ and ‘novice grandmother’ were also forced into a corner, but they barely passed. At least after the two of them struggled, Shenshen did not cry. When she was bored, she babbled and muttered to herself. She was especially easy to take care of.

Han Qianye watched from the side as Li Xiwu did this personally. She suddenly asked, “How does it feel to take care of a child?”

Li Xiwu replied, “It’s okay.”

Han Qianye asked again, “Then when are you and Jingzhou planning to have a child?”

Li Xiwu stopped tidying Shenshen’s baby bib. Han Qianye realized that she had spoken too quickly and explained, “I mean, it’s quite hard to take care of a child. You have to consider carefully about having a child yourself.”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips. “I haven’t considered it.”

Han Qianye was anxious. What should she do? After recording the show, Xixi was going to divorce Jingzhou. Is there any way to keep her?

Not giving the 400 million? No, no, that would be too wicked.

Why don’t I introduce Xixi to a younger and more handsome young man? But she didn’t think anyone was good enough for Xixi.

Just as she was thinking about this anxiously, Li Xiwu handed her the milk bottle. “Look after her. I’ll take a call.”

Han Qianye said, “Then I’ll carry Shenshen downstairs.”

Li Xiwu said, “Okay.”

Seeing Han Qianye pick up Shenshen in an unfamiliar posture and leave, Li Xiwu walked to the window to answer Qiao Qiao’s call.

On the other end of the line, Qiao Qiao asked her, “Have you seen the trending searches?”

Trending searches? Chi Xu’s car accident was even trending? Li Xiwu pursed her lips. “I didn’t look. Why?”

Qiao Qiao’s voice was solemn. “Chi Xu was in a car accident this morning. An entertainment reporter reported it. Now…”

Li Xiwu could guess the seriousness of the matter from Qiao Qiao’s tone. “Go ahead.”

Qiao Qiao took a deep breath and said, “An entertainment reporter snuck into the hospital where Chi Xu was hospitalized. After Chi Xu woke up in the hospital, he was interviewed by the entertainment reporter and insisted that your husband drove his car and hit him. He called the police, and the police are already investigating.

“I’m freaking pissed off by the reports. Does he know how much controversy his comments will cause online? Now that this matter is spreading rapidly online, the public opinion isn’t going very well.”

Li Xiwu gripped her phone. Among Qiao Qiao’s many words, she caught the main point: Pei Jingzhou drove and hit Chi Xu!

The call was silent for dozens of seconds.

Qiao Qiao said, “Pei Jingzhou will definitely resolve this matter. After all, it’s slander. Chi Xu will definitely be sued.”

Li Xiwu’s voice was calm. “Not necessarily.”

Qiao Qiao was puzzled. “Huh?” There were another few dozen seconds of silence. Qiao Qiao asked, “No way. Did Pei Jingzhou really hit someone with his car? But Pei Jingzhou has no grudge against Chi Xu. Why did he hit him?”

Li Xiwu’s throat tightened and she swallowed uncomfortably. “Something happened last night.”

Qiao Qiao could guess that it wasn’t anything good. But she would never have thought that it would be such a despicable thing! After Li Xiwu roughly explained what had happened last night, Qiao Qiao’s first concern was Li Xiwu’s body. “Bae, are you alright?”

Li Xiwu steadied her breathing. “Don’t worry. I’m fine.”

Qiao Qiao was furious. “This is a fucking lunatic!”

Li Xiwu agreed. “He is indeed sick.”

Possessiveness, paranoia, and control were illnesses that could be treated alone. But if they were all added up, along with a psychopathic pick-up artist, he was quite sick.

Chi Xu had used all his schemes to keep Xie Wen by his side and even schemed for Xie Wen to be pregnant with his child. Later on, he exercised mental control over Xie Wen day after day.

This mental control was called Exploring Traps, and the manipulator was Chi Xu. He used the traps he had set up and the encounters he had compiled to attract Xie Wen. From a psychological point of view, Xie Wen had become the savior, stepping into Chi Xu’s trap. Once the savior wanted to pull away, the manipulator would be doomed.

Self-harm, self-punishment, and death.

Every step was carefully planned by Chi Xu. No matter what, Xie Wen could not escape the trap. In the end, he would break Xie Wen’s wings bit by bit so that she would never be able to leave him.

Therefore, Xie Wen could not be blamed for being disappointing. It could only be said that Chi Xu’s methods were too brilliant.

Just think about it. One was an innocent girl, and the other was a man who took every step carefully. Xie Wen was in a trap personally set by Chi Xu. Without anyone to help her, how could she walk out on her own?

Qiao Qiao was still too worried about Li Xiwu. Her voice was a little muffled. “It must hurt a lot, right?”

Li Xiwu laughed. “A little last night. Not so much today. I’m fine.”

Qiao Qiao felt much more at ease when she said, “I’m fine.” However, when she thought of Chi Xu’s actions, the anger in her heart quickly surged again. “If someone like Chi Xu were to be the male lead in a novel, it would definitely be ‘ahhh, I love him so much’. If it were in reality, it would be ‘Police, it’s him. Hurry up and arrest him and put him in jail’.”

Li Xiwu said, “His acting career is indeed coming to an end. I’ll introduce him to a new job when the time comes.”

Qiao Qiao raised her eyebrows. “Introducing him to a job? That’s kind of you.”

Li Xiwu smiled. “I can’t help it. I’m naturally kind.”

Qiao Qiao chased after him. “What job?”

Li Xiwu said, “Stepping on a sewing machine.”

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