Chapter 169 – Schemes within a scheme (1)
“Go? Where can I go?” The black-clothed man had a tense expression, he looked around in panic.
What made him feel the most despair was that any cloth in the room that could be used for cover was without exception, all set on fire. Even the tablecloth was not exempted!
Su Wan was also equally desperate. She anxiously and urgently paced back and forth in the room.
Suddenly, she saw the intact wardrobe and immediately beckoned to the black-clothed man. “Quick! Quickly hide in there!”
The black-clothed man by now had already lost his head from fear. Seeing a wardrop where he could hide, without out having to think he went in.
At this time, more and more people surrounded the courtyard. Finally. even Su Zian was startled enough to come over with large strides and an icy expression. He saw the bustling crowd of people and commanded. “What are you guys standing around for? Where is the third Miss?!”
After Captain Li saluted to Su Zian, he hurriedly said. “The third Miss should still be inside. Just now we heard her voice.”
“Move back!” Su Zian gave a cold grunt, both hands only used thirty percent strength before a snap and cracking sounds could be heard. Afterwards, with a bang, the door that was heated scarlet red was pushed open.
Inside the room, Su Wan was so anxious that she nearly started to hop about.
She wanted to loudly shout at them to stop, telling them not to come in.
However, on second thought, the fire was becoming more and more intense. In the end, she still had to get out….
After hearing the crashing sounds of the door, Su Wan became extremely anxious. Without thinking, with a swoosh sound, she also went into the wardrobe. With a bang sound, she slammed the wardrobe’s door close.
Now, Su Wan made the same mistake as before when she jumped into the lotus pond.
Whenever Su Luo did a job, she always thought through the next three or four steps. However, Su Wan could only think about the present predicament and could not imagine the second step, the third step…Consequently, this determined her doomed tragedy.
With a loud bang, the door was knocked open. Because of the violent shaking, the thick and solid beam on top of the room could not support its own weight. With a loud rumble, it collapsed…
Such a small change caused a butterfly effect.
People only heard a violent crashing sound, a fiery ball of spark radiating all around.
Finally, the thick and solid beam smashed down on top of the wardrobe. The two people within the wardrobe were pounded until they started to bitch endlessly. They were knocked around until they became dizzy and could only hear rumbling sounds in their ears.
However this was just the beginning of their tragedy.
In the begining, Su Wan had selected this wardrobe mainly because it was somewhat far from the starting place of the fire and could not easily catch on fire. However, after being smashed by the already burning beam, the fire rapidly spread towards the wardrobe.
Yet, Su Wan and the black-clothed man hidden inside were still unaware of the danger. They still believed that they were very safe.
Su Zian did not realize the strength he used to push open the door was excessive and had brought enormous trouble to Su Wan. He was the first to step into the room, continuously fanning away the black smoke and loudly calling. “Wan’er (1)! Wan’er! Quickly come out!”
Even though recently, Su Wan had time after time disappointed Su Zian, but blood was thicker than water. In addition, Su Wan had continuously and painstakingly fawned on Su Zian to win his favor. Therefore, Su Zian still had a little father and daughter mutual affection towards her.
How could Su Zian look on unfeelingly as Su Wan met with such a mishap?
Thus, he entered the room together with Captain Li. Everyone was shouting out Su Wan’s name continuously.
The intensity of the fire inside was already hard to contain.
Fire was everywhere and there was also thick smoke everywhere.
The thick smoke rolled on surrounded by flames, and the temperature was also extremely high. Standing inside was like being inside of a steamer. It was so hot that it made a person’s entire body become drenched in sweat.
The black smoke made the eyes astringent and ache, exceptionally difficult to bear.
“Wan’er! Wan’er!” He continuously called out Su Wan’s name. His heart became uneasy. Could it be that…Wan child had already met with a mishap?
1) Wan’er: The direct translation for er is child or son. In this case it’s used as an affectionate nickname like saying Danny instead of Dan. So from now on will just use Wan’er instead of Wan child (which I personally like since it showed more affection).