Chapter 184: I will solve it
Chu Tian was overwhelmed with disbelief and regret. Just last night, he had spoken to Li Niannian, and she seemed happy, assuring him that everything was fine at the milk tea shop and even asking him to bring some special products. He still had five packs of pure Sichuan hot pot base in his suitcase, a gift from Li Niannian.
He never expected that would happen. Li Niannian was arrested right after his return. It was a sudden and troublesome situation.
Seeing Chu Tian's distress, Xia Mo apologized, "Chu Tian, I'm sorry. I truly did my best to help, but the situation is beyond my control."
Chu Tian shook his head and replied, "Sister Xia, don't blame yourself. I know you tried your best. Besides, the other party is the fifth wealthiest person in Haicheng. They have both power and connections. They will use every means at their disposal to seek revenge against my sister Nian. I understand all of this."
Xia Mo opened her mouth to speak but hesitated.
Chu Tian continued, "Is my sister physically intact?"
"Yes". Xia Mo sighed helplessly and said, "It would have been better if she had some injuries. In a self-defense case, visible injuries could prove that a struggle occurred which is good for her case. However, she used a clean and sharp pair of scissors to directly stab the assailant in the artery, resulting in his death. There were no bruises or signs of struggle on her body."
"She should have called me instead of the police. No matter what, I would have ensured she had some injuries. I would have torn her clothes, smashed things at home, broken her nose, and given her some bruises."
"It's really different. With these things."
Chu Tian nodded and said, "Sister Xia, I understand what you mean, but things are already like this. It's useless to say this now. By the way, Sister Xia, can I go see Sister Nian now?"
"Sure." Xia Mo took a deep breath and said, "I can take you to Niannian, but don't bring Sisi along. She's really distraught and inconsolable right now."
"I understand. I'll go myself."
As he spoke, Chu Tian stood up and entered the bedroom.
He entered the bedroom where Li Sisi was. The eldest sister appeared like a lonely and helpless child, clinging to Bai Xiaochun with her head buried in her chest, her body trembling, and crying to the point of breathlessness. Bai Xiaochun held Li Sisi tightly, tears streaming down their faces.
Seeing Li Sisi in such a state, Chu Tian couldn't help but feel a pang in his heart. Despite frequently scolding Li Niannian, their sisterly love ran deep, and Chu Tian was well aware of it.
Li Sisi had dedicated her life to taking care of Li Niannian. When they were young, and their family was poor, Li Sisi dropped out of school to support Li Nian. After their parents passed away, Li Sisi helped Li Niannian complete her education from junior high to university, even encouraging her to pursue graduate studies. Li Niannian was Li Sisi's only relative, and their bond as family was indescribable.
Chu Tian patted Li Sisi on the shoulder and said, "Sister, rest now. Don't worry. I promise you that I'll ensure nothing happens to Sister Nian."
He gently tapped the back of Li Sisi's head.
Li Sisi, who had been clinging to Bai Xiaochun and crying, suddenly went limp and stopped crying.
Bai Xiaochun, with tears in her eyes, looked at Chu Tian. She asked, "What… what happened to Sisi?"
Chu Tian replied calmly, "She fell asleep, that's all."
Chu Tian carefully lifted Li Sisi's and placed her on the bed. He covered her with a blanket and gently wiped away the tears on her face.
After tending to Li Sisi, Chu Tian turned to Bai Xiaochun, wiping away her tears as well. He comforted her, saying, "Baby, don't cry. Trust in your husband. Sister Nian will be fine. I'm going to the police station with Sister Xia. You stay here and take care of Sister Sisi, okay?"
Bai Xiaochun's lips quivered, and she nodded in agreement.
"Be good now. Lock the door and wait for me to come back," Chu Tian instructed before heading out with Xia Mo and Lawyer Zhu to see Li Niannian at the police station.
They arrived at the police station around 8:30 PM. With Xia Mo's presence, they faced no obstacles and entered the station without any issues. They made their way to the detention room.
Upon entering the room, Chu Tian saw Li Niannian curled up in the corner of the bed, hugging her knees with disheveled hair. Concern flashed across Chu Tian's face upon seeing her in such a state.
Xia Mo noticed Chu Tian's reaction and glanced at a police officer standing nearby. Understanding her silent request, the officer opened the door for them. Chu Tian entered the room and sat down next to Li Niannian, speaking softly, "Sister Nian?"
Li Niannian lifted her head, her hair falling around her face. As soon as she saw Chu Tian, she opened her mouth and threw herself into his arms, sobbing uncontrollably. "Oh… Chu Tian, I… I didn't mean to do it. Oh… he tried to rape me, I didn't want to kill him."
Chu Tian held Li Niannian tightly, comforting her, "I know, I know everything. Sister Nian, don't worry. Nothing will happen. I will take care of everything."
After spending more than ten minutes in the detention room, Chu Tian came out, and the police officer locked the door. At that moment, Xiao Liu, another police officer, hurried over and called out to Xia Mo, "Team Xia."
"How is it?" Xia Mo quickly asked, "Can anyone prove it?"
Xiao Liu shook his head awkwardly and said, "At the time of the incident, it was time to go to work. I visited all the residents around the crime scene, and none of them heard any calls for help. At that time, none of the residents around were at work."
Xia Mo furrowed her brow and bit her lip in frustration. She turned to Chu Tian and said, "I sent Xiao Liu to visit the nearby residents. If we could find anyone who heard the altercation or cries for help, it might be helpful for Nian Nian's case."
Chu Tian reassured her, saying, "Sister Xia, there's no need to do anything. I understand that you're eager to help Sister Nian, but there's nothing you can change at this point. Don't worry. I will handle it."