At this moment, Ruan Chenxuan was taking a break from his busy work to check the newly found clues.

Previously, they could see from the surveillance footage at the entrance that An Rouyu left by taxi.
Due to the license plate number, although the process was a bit long, they were able to find the taxi driver who drove An Rouyu away that day.
They confirmed through the driver’s onboard recorder that An Rouyu had entered the Xintai high-end community.


This was where Xu Chenghao lived.


Ruan Chenxuan’s expression suddenly became gloomy.
He carefully examined the footage captured by the onboard recorder once again and confirmed that An Rouyu had indeed entered the community.
The anger in his heart suddenly surged up.


Xu Chenghao was lying to him again! He said that An Rouyu had not gone to see him, and he also said that he had not seen An Rouyu! Huh, it was obvious that An Rouyu was hidden by Xu Chenghao! He really couldn’t believe Xu Chenghao’s broken mouth! He would be a fool to believe him again!!


Ruan Chenxuan gritted his teeth and continued to read down, but he found that the investigation showed that although they saw An Rouyu enter, they did not see any traces of her leaving… She didn’t come out?


Is it possible that she’s still in the neighborhood? Or even still at Xu Chenghao’s house?

After pondering for a moment, Ruan Chenxuan sent a message to his subordinate, instructing him to pay attention to Xu Chenghao’s recent purchase list for any women’s or maternity products.
He also increased the number of people tracking Xu Chenghao and even decided to buy the residential building downstairs from him to personally keep an eye on him.
He didn’t believe that Xu Chenghao wouldn’t reveal his true colors in this way.

As he was giving instructions, his phone suddenly received a message from Jing Yicheng, which was short and annoying: “No time, not going.”

Ruan Chenxuan chuckled and deleted the message.
If he didn’t see it, it didn’t exist.
Right now, he was going to keep an eye on Xu Chenghao alone!

And he just remembered that although Jing Yicheng was unpredictable in his moods and actions, he was very arrogant and disdained pretending.
What he did, he did, and what he didn’t do, he didn’t.
He rarely spent time disguising himself in front of the weaker side.

——Although he was reluctant to admit it, Ruan Chenxuan was well aware that Jing Yicheng saw him as the weaker side.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have brazenly snatched someone away in the past.
If it weren’t for Xu Chenghao’s timely arrival that dragged out the time…


Realizing that his thoughts had strayed, Ruan Chenxuan immediately snapped back to attention and reorganized his thinking: “Anyway, Xu Chenghao is lying and the person may be with him.
If I’m patient, I’ll definitely catch him in the act.”


Yes, that’s it.


Hunter Ruan Chenxuan was itching to expose Xu Chenghao’s true identity, while Xu Chenghao himself was worrying about his pepper farm.


Currently, all the preliminary work, including procedures, materials, machinery, and human resources, as well as design drawings, were in the active preparation stage.
It would take no more than a week to start construction.


Xu Chenghao was originally quite satisfied with this speed, but when he talked to the architect today, he found out that it would take at least six to eight months to complete the pepper base.
He suddenly felt like he had been hit over the head with a stick.


It was too long!


Whether it was six months or eight months, he simply couldn’t afford to delay his time because the small pepper mission cycle was only one month.
After six months, his mission would have already updated to version 6.0.


According to the small pepper task 1.0 to 2.0 upgrade, which increased the speed tenfold, it is very likely that 3.0 will be one hundred, which will be very difficult for his large flowerpot.
If 4.0 is one thousand, 5.0 is ten thousand, and 6.0 is one hundred thousand… there’s no way he can last six months!

At most, he can only spare two months, and for the rest, he really can’t do anything about it.

So time is really not enough, completely not enough.

Because he was too worried about this issue, Xu Chenghao was in a daze all afternoon, and his work speed plummeted.
Anyone could tell that his mind was elsewhere.

Li Nian came to deliver documents several times and saw him daydreaming; thinking that something was wrong, he patted his shoulder and asked, “Mr.
Xu? Are you okay?”

“Huh?” Xu Chenghao suddenly came back to reality.
“What’s the matter?”

Li Nian was even more worried.
He reached out and touched his forehead.
“I’m asking if you’re okay.
Do you have a fever? No… what’s going on? Why are you so absent-minded?”

Xu Chenghao sighed and said with melancholy: “I want to promote the cultivation of chili peppers, but reality doesn’t allow it, so I’m depressed.”

Li Nian was puzzled: “Why are you suddenly interested in chili peppers? And who’s not allowing you? Why is it not allowed in reality? You’re not short of money, are you?”


Xu Chenghao used a contemptuous tone and said, “You simply cannot appreciate something as sacred, beautiful, and charming as chili peppers.
I can’t be bothered to explain it to you.
As for it not being allowed in reality… it’s too cheesy to talk about money, but it’s because of time constraints that I can’t finish it.
If it were a money issue, I wouldn’t have to shut myself in.”


Li Nian: “…I think you’re quite energetic now.
Sign the document quickly!”


Xu Chenghao looked at Li Nian with a sad expression: “You don’t love me anymore.”


Li Nian remained calm: “Yes, I’ve long grown tired of you.”


Xu Chenghao: “…”


He couldn’t keep up with Li Nian when he was talking nonsense.
He could only bow his head to sign the document so Li Nian could leave quickly to avoid getting even angrier.


Li Nian walked away heartlessly, leaving the office area in just a few strides.
Xu Chenghao stared at his back for a while before preparing to focus on his work again.
Suddenly, Jing Yicheng, who had been far away just moments ago, appeared in front of him and sat across from him seriously, saying, “I know the charm of chili peppers.”


Xu Chenghao was taken aback: “Huh?”


Jing Yicheng repeated: “I said I know the charm of chili peppers.
If you have any questions, you can tell me, and I can understand and help you solve them.”


After some thought, Jing Yicheng added seriously, “I’m not bored.”

Xu Chenghao: “…”

He felt that he should tell fewer dirty jokes with Li Nian in the future so as not to corrupt him.

Jing Yicheng looked at his expression, feeling a bit puzzled, “Is it difficult to say?”

“No, it’s just that the project would take too long, and it conflicts with the progress of the experiment.” Xu Chenghao sighed, propping his chin, “So I’m thinking about what to do.”

Jing Yicheng quickly grasped the key point: “Pepper Base? Indeed, the construction time is very long.
How much time do you currently have to prepare?”

Xu Chenghao thought for a moment and replied uncertainly, “I have up to two months, but it takes six to eight months to build the pepper base.
The time difference would be too great.”

Jing Yicheng also pondered: “Well, there are many places in my research institute…”

“No, no, no need.” Xu Chenghao would never feel at ease planting peppers in the home of a villain who has had three pepper sins on his head.
He would never do such a stupid thing, okay!

Jing Yicheng said calmly: “I just think my research institute is very safe.”


Xu Chenghao chuckled; he wanted to say that he was the biggest potential danger!

Jing Yicheng raised his eyebrows: “So what are you going to do? What about the experiment? What about the pepper plantation? Give up halfway?”

Xu Chenghao frowned and replied, “I need to think about it some more.
I won’t give up halfway, that’s for sure… Although I appreciate your suggestion, it’s not convenient to grow peppers in the research institute.
I’d rather not.”

Jing Yicheng reminded him: “Are you willing to put such an important pepper base outside?”

“I can’t put it right under your nose either.” Xu Chenghao thought, expressing his persistence with a smile.

Seeing this, Jing Yicheng could only express his regret: “I still hope you can reconsider.
If something really goes wrong, it will be too late to regret.”

Xu Chenghao’s eyelids twitched: “Can you stop being a pessimist!”

Jing Yicheng: “I’m just pointing out the potential danger zone.”

Xu Chenghao: “It’s not appropriate at all.”

Jing Yicheng sighed: “Alright, I won’t say anything else.
I just want to express my position and let you know that you can come to me if you have any problems.
I’m willing to help you solve any issues.”

Hearing such beautiful words in the face of a problem was undoubtedly very touching.
Xu Chenghao was stunned for two seconds and asked curiously, “Do you usually make friends like this?”

Jing Yicheng calmly replied: “I think I’ve mentioned it before, I don’t have friends.”

Xu Chenghao: “Then what are you doing now?”

Jing Yicheng: “I’m expressing sincerity.”

Xu Chenghao stared at him, his serious expression making him suddenly sigh and say, “If you had been like this from the beginning, maybe we would have become friends earlier.”

Jing Yicheng: “It’s not too late now.”

Xu Chenghao: “No, the third pepper has made me too angry.
I can’t swallow this anger.”

Jing Yicheng: “…”

Every time the original sin of three chili peppers was brought up, Jing Yicheng became speechless.

Jing Yicheng could only say, “It’s okay, the project is just halfway through, we still have time to get to know each other and there will be opportunities.”

“I hope we’re not enemies…”

When Jing Yicheng said this, Xu Chenghao swore he saw a glimmer of expectation and novelty in the other’s eyes.

Xu Chenghao: “???”

Damn, wasn’t it just going well? Why did the conversation suddenly turn weird?!

What a lunatic!

Jing Yicheng seemed to notice his expression and smiled: “During the project, no matter what the result is, I will try my best to achieve the results I want.
But if it doesn’t succeed, it doesn’t matter, because it’s the beginning of a new relationship.”

Xu Chenghao was quiet for a few seconds and actually felt that the other’s words made a lot of sense… If it weren’t for the big leap from friend to enemy, this approach and concept would be very worthy of praise.

… Damn, he actually reached a consensus with a lunatic!

Xu Chenghao woke up abruptly and laughed dryly, “I’m looking forward to the final result, but I’m getting off work now, I have something to do.
I’ll leave first.

Without waiting for Jing Yicheng’s response, Xu Chenghao quickly picked up the little yellow duck and his coat and left.
He felt that he might need to calm down; otherwise, he might really be assimilated into a crazy person and become one of his companions.

It’s scary just thinking about it.

Xu Chenghao sighed as he drove home, but he didn’t expect something even more terrifying was waiting for him behind.

— His downstairs neighbor had changed! And it was a very, very familiar man!



The author has something to say: Ruan Chenxuan: staring with fierce eyes like a fighting cock.jpg

T/N: Lighting a candle for Haohao.
After being tormented by JYC by day, he has to deal with RCX at night.
It’s not easy to be a spare tire at all.

One more chapter and I can check my three-times streak checklist!

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