LiMei stands waiting for the bus, leaning against the lamp post contemplating how she could easily get lost in this huge city. The Black Sky Organization would never be able to find her in Pushong City, it is halfway across the country from their base. She dyed her blond hair ink black, she wears contacts that disguise her hazel eyes, making them a deep brown.
Laughing to herself about how careless Kuang Bo was allowing her to undertake the last mission by herself without her handler, did he really think she was in love with him? He deluded himself because he felt no woman could resist his handsome face.
The port in Bashu City was the perfect place to make her escape. She easily stowed away on the cargo ship not caring where it was headed as long as she didn't need to work for those bastards anymore. Who should she curse Kuang Fu the cruel leader of the assassin network,, Kuang Bo his brother or her more cruel father who sold her to them.
Looking around at the Cherry Blossom trees lining the street, the bustling shops, people chatting as they walked past her, she feels happy for the first time in five years. Today she is interviewing at the Hushang Group for the position of an accounting clerk. She was always good with numbers, she had planned on going to University but because her father's company failed he owed the wrong people a great deal of money. When he couldn't repay the loans he offered them her so they wouldn't kill him.
All that is in the past LiMei decides, she took the money she had brought with her to buy some business style clothes and rented a small room from an elderly couple. It is time to begin her new life as Feng LiMei. An old man she knew forged identity documents for her, she is a recent graduate of A University, twenty one years old, no parents or siblings. She trusted the old man implicitly because she saved his only son from drowning, he swore on his son's life he would take this information to his grave.
Looking at her watch LiMei realizes in her excitement she is twenty minutes early for the bus, behind her is a small cafe, she can smell the inviting aroma of coffee. Quickly walking over, she steps in a small bit of mud on the sidewalk. Dammit! She takes out a tissue to wipe the mud from her heels she had just purchased for the interview.
Throwing it into a waste bin, she adjusts her shoe when she looks up she accidentally trips falling into a man's firm chest.
Their eyes meet, he has a cold and indifferent look in his eyes, as though they were looking right through her. She quickly pushes herself away from him, he doesn't look like someone you should disturb.
“Ahh..ahh.. I'm sorry..” She quickly bows then rushes past him into the cafe.
He stands there staring at her back, audacious woman, he brushes off where her hands had touched him leaving dirt on his suit jacket. This is the only time of the day Chen Jianyu allows himself to relax, stopping by his childhood friend Lau An's cafe for some special Blue Mountain Coffee she imports exclusively no one else carries it in the city.
He drives himself without his guards that constantly follow him, sits in his reserved spot in the back, reads the news before his hectic day begins at the office.
Anger is rising in him thinking that woman didn't even fully apologize for staining his suit with her grubby hands. No longer in the mood to sit and relax he goes to the counter to get a coffee to go.
“Jianyu, you aren't sitting today?” A beautiful woman approaches him smiling.
“Not in the mood.”
She can see his face is contorted in anger, what is bothering him today.
Before she can ask she sees him glaring at a girl getting coffee the next register over. The girl is very slender and beautiful, she is smiling at the boy behind the counter thanking him for the coffee. Does Jianyu know her? Usually he has such a poker face you don't know what he is thinking, that is one of his traits that makes him one of the most feared CEO's in Pushong City.
Lau An wants to know the scoop, they have been friends since childhood she hopes one day to win his heart but he is always his cold and indifferent self. This is the first time she has seen him openly stare at a girl showing emotion in his eyes.
“Jianyu, do you know that girl?”
“No. I will have my usual.” He can't take his eyes off the girl smiling as though she didn't have a care in the world after ruining his expensive suit, he should say something.
Before he can walk over she hurries out the door her hair flying while she is looking at her watch.
“Lau An could you hurry with that coffee, I have an important meeting at 9 o'clock.”
“Of course.” Damn that girl she had wanted to tell Jianyu about a party at her parent's house this weekend. She took great care in wearing this alluring outfit today that highlights her curves thinking as they sat while he had his coffee she would mention it to him.
“Jianyu I wanted to ask you something.”
“Call me after eleven. I need to go.”
LiMei doesn't know two people in the cafe are very curious as to who she is as she sips her coffee waiting for the bus, she still has ten minutes. Oh well, the coffee is delicious. She continues to look around enjoying the brisk morning air.
Chen Jianyu grabs his coffee, opens the door of the cafe as he does a man on a rooftop across the street adjusts the scope of his sniper rifle, he is getting an enormous amount of money for this job he can't botch it. He watches as Chen Jianyu exits the cafe he needs to shoot right before he gets into his car, there is that bus stop and those trees to the right which will hinder the shot.
Why does this have to be the only time of the day that Chen bastard is without his guards surrounding him. I guess that is why they are paying the big bucks.
The sniper patiently waits as Chen Jianyu slowly moves across the sidewalk. LiMei happens to glance up as the light is reflecting off the high powered scope, is that an assassin? Did they find her all ready, that can't be possible. Then she sees it is aimed not toward the bus stop but slightly to the left towards the man she had run into as she entered the cafe.
What should I do? Let him die? If she intervenes will she be exposed. Why is this stupid bus not arrived yet? I would have been gone from the scene if it was on time.
She finishes her coffee casually walking to the waste bin, as she does Chen Jianyu notices her. She must be waiting for the bus, I need to say something or it will bother me all day. He takes two long strides over to her standing right in front of her with an angry look on his face The sniper sees it is his only chance if Chen Jianyu moves further away he will be blocked by the trees.
He curtly says,“Miss.. I..” before he can say anything else, LiMei pretends to trip forward with all her might pushes him down to the ground as the bullet whizzes by his head hitting the waste bin behind him. Ping..Ping..The sound of the bullet hitting the metal alerts some men standing waiting for the bus. As she and Chen Jianyu fall she doesn't want him to realize she saved him she carefully uses her palm to strike his Zehua point knocking him unconscious.
“Someone is shooting this direction!”, the people start screaming. LiMei takes this opportunity presented by the chaos around them to jump off Chen Jianyu's body running towards the bus that is now pulling up.
The sniper looks down at the crowd scene cursing, he had the perfect shot until that stupid woman tripped into Chen Jianyu. How is he going to explain this to his boss, sweat is forming on his brow, maybe he should just pack up and leave town.
She quickly pays then finds a seat towards the back. LiMei can see out the window a crowd is surrounding the man on the ground. She leans against the window, well she couldn't just let him die in front of her could she. Watching as the bus pulls away she notices the beautiful woman who was in the cafe rush over to the man sprawled on the ground screaming hysterically.
They must be close the way she is frantically waving her arms crying while she picks up his head. She thinks as she sees the woman clutching the man, LiMei you did the right thing. I'm tired of seeing people die and it all happened so quickly no one probably even noticed you.
LiMei doesn't even want to take the time to analyze who the man is or why someone would want him dead. She just doesn't want it to come back to her in anyway. Looking at her torn stockings and bloody knee, she scrunches up her face, she will need to stop somewhere to get new ones before her interview. Luckily she will be early maybe there is somewhere close to the Corporation to change, her skirt is loose she can pull it down to cover her knee.
Why does trouble seem to follow her, she just wants a quiet life, good food and time to sit around reading mangas. She rests her face in her hand leaning against the window, closing her eyes she tries to concentrate on the upcoming interview.