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Published at 14th of May 2019 12:55:04 AM Chapter 295: 295


Huo Shaoheng was standing before the door to the bathroom, and therefore overheard Gu Nianzhi's uncontrollable laughing . He shook his head in resignation; deep down, however, he was happy to know how much this meant to Gu Nianzhi . His lips curved into a slight smile as he crossed his arms and leaned against the wall . He waited patiently for her to come out .

Gu Nianzhi laughed so hard she doubled over and had to gasp for air . She supported herself on the sink for a long moment as she waited for the euphoria to pa.s.s . Once her nerves had steadied, she exited the bathroom .

She saw Huo Shaoheng waiting for her outside, and almost died of embarra.s.sment . She wondered whether he had overheard her laughing like a maniac inside…

She made a few halting attempts to ask whether he had heard, but Huo Shaoheng neither admitted nor denied it . Instead, he explained to her in a low voice, "…Bai Yueran is close with the people in the military's Legal Department .  After careful consideration, we decided that the best way to avoid suspicion was to have someone entirely unrelated to the military's Legal Department represent the plaintiff in court . And that's why we want you to take on both cases, because they're essentially one and the same . It'll make communication a lot easier if we have you on both cases . "

Gu Nianzhi finally realized he had been one step ahead of her the whole time . She quickly rea.s.sured him by saying, "Don't worry . I won't let you down, not when you have so much faith in me!"

"Just do your best . It doesn't matter if you win or lose—you will always be number one," said Huo Shaoheng as he patted her on the shoulder . Gu Nianzhi's legs immediately turned to jelly .

Now that she had Huo Shaoheng's encouragement and trust, Gu Nianzhi was eager to get started .

She returned to her room with her laptop—which now had an entire hard drive's worth of confidential doc.u.ments—and began studying all the evidence at hand .

She was particularly interested in Medical Examiner Zhu's postmortem report for Luo Xinxue's body, Director w.a.n.g's appraisal of all the physical evidence, and Dan Bohan's a.s.sessment of Song Jinning's mental health . She typed up 2MB's worth of notes just for those doc.u.ments alone .

In addition to familiarizing herself with the evidence, she also wrote several drafts for her opening statement and arguments to be presented in court, and made sure she knew all the correct terms .

The trial was scheduled to begin in three days . She did not have a lot of time to prepare .

Gu Nianzhi wished she did not have to spend time eating or drinking . If it were up to her, she would rather crawl inside her computer and stay there, to better absorb all the information .

Song Jinning saw Gu Nianzhi sitting before her computer in her pajamas, too absorbed in her work to even brush her unkempt hair . The older woman was impressed by Gu Nianzhi's commitment and diligence, and decided to help out by personally cooking nutritious meals for her . She brought the soup and food to Gu Nianzhi every day and sat with her while she ate .


Even then, Gu Nianzhi did not waste a second of the time spent eating . She talked to Song Jinning about the case in-between mouthfuls of food .

"Auntie Song, I want to hear your opinion on this—if it turns out that Bai Jinyi killed Luo Xinxue, why did she wait six years after Huo Guanyuan's death to do it? I can understand killing Luo Xinxue while Huo Guanyuan was still alive, because Bai Jinyi was in love with him, but he had already been dead six years when she killed his wife . Something doesn't add up here . "

Gu Nianzhi hated Bai Jinyi's guts, but she had to admit that the evidence at hand wasn't enough to convince her that Bai Jinyi had killed Luo Xinxue .

How was she supposed to convince the judge, if she wasn't even convinced herself?

Song Jinning did not seem at all confused by this . She knew how Bai Jinyi ticked, and calmly said, "If you can't fit the pieces together, perhaps you should first think about what kind of person Bai Jinyi is . "

"Well, what kind of person is she?"

"The two most important things for her are her career and the man she secretly loves . There's literally nothing she wouldn't do for either of them . " Song Jinning summed up Bai Jinyi's life in a single sentence .

Gu Nianzhi swallowed a mouthful of okra and pork ribs soup . She mused, "The man she's secretly in love with was already dead by then . So she committed the murder for the sake of her career? But that can't be right . Luo Xinxue was just a housewife, and had absolutely nothing to do with Bai Jinyi's work . Why would Bai Jinyi kill her to advance her career? Could we be looking at this from the wrong angle? Maybe Luo Xinxue's death wasn't a murder in the first place—or maybe her murderer isn't actually Bai Jinyi?"

Gu Nianzhi glanced sideways at Song Jinning . If Bai Jinyi was ruthless enough to murder others just to further her career, surely Song Jinning would be first on her list of targets?

Then again, Song Jinning was already suffering from her mental disorder at that point . It was possible Bai Jinyi no longer saw Song Jinning as an obstacle because of that .

But why would she kill Luo Xinxue?

Had she killed Luo Xinxue by mistake?

Gu Nianzhi quickly rejected the idea .

Luo Xinxue and Song Jinning weren't even living in the same place back then . There was zero possibility of Bai Jinyi trying to kill Song Jinning and somehow killing Luo Xinxue by mistake .

And besides, Medical Examiner Zhu's postmortem report suggested that Luo Xinxue had most likely been the victim of a premeditated murder .

Gu Nianzhi mulled over this puzzle for a long time, but could not come up with a plausible answer . As she was looking over the physical evidence checklist submitted by Director w.a.n.g, she discovered something amiss, and was struck with sudden inspiration . She decided to take a gamble on her a.s.sumptions and build her strategy around them .

By the time the day of the hearing for the secret trial rolled around, three days later, Gu Nianzhi was confident she was on the right track .

She changed into a simple light gray skirt suit, and coiled her hair into a bun . She put on some light makeup and a pair of nonprescription gold-rimmed gla.s.ses, in an effort to look more mature and experienced .

Huo Shaoheng saw her get-up, and frowned .

The suit was a little too form-fitting . It pinched her around the waist and accentuated her every curve, drawing attention to her ample bosom, her wide hips, and her long, shapely legs .

Fortunately, the nonprescription gla.s.ses she had put on partially obscured Gu Nianzhi's large, lively eyes, dampening her natural charms .

If it weren't for those gla.s.ses, Huo Shaoheng was sure most of the men in the courtroom would be held spellbound by Gu Nianzhi's looks . No one would listen to what she was saying .

"Huo Shao, this will be my first day in court as a lawyer . Shouldn't you encourage me?" Gu Nianzhi stood in front of the full-length mirror as she checked her attire one last time .

Huo Shaoheng embraced her from behind . He watched her quietly through the mirror, before extending a hand to cup her chin . He turned her face towards him, and kissed her lightly upon the lips . "Consider this to be interest paid . Once we wrap up the case, I'll return the princ.i.p.al…"

"Wait, there's princ.i.p.al?" Gu Nianzhi's heart soared at the thought .

She was going to win this lawsuit no matter what, if only just to get Huo Shao to return his "debt" to her!

On January 28th, at 7 o'clock in the morning, the trial for the murder case of Luo Xinxue officially opened in the secret court of the Imperial Capital .

This was the first time Gu Nianzhi had set foot in the Intermediate Court of the Imperial Capital .

As this was a secret trial, the doors to the courtroom were immediately shut tight as soon as everyone involved in the trial was present . No one else would be allowed inside .

Gu Nianzhi casually took in her surroundings . She noted that Huo Shaoheng was leading their team; aside from Gu Nianzhi, Yin s.h.i.+xiong, Zhao Liangze, Medical Examiner Zhu, and Director w.a.n.g were also present . There were also a few orderlies and attendants seated all around Huo Shaoheng—they were there as his human s.h.i.+elds .

Medical Examiner Zhu and Director w.a.n.g were attending the trial as expert witnesses . They sat in the chairs nearest the plaintiff's table, to make it easier for them to be called upon to testify at any time .

Bai Jinyi, on the other hand, was leading a startlingly large entourage that included 15 lawyers, all of them in black suits . They sat in the chairs behind the defendant's table, looking very much like a ma.s.s of black crows, and appeared to be there to provide additional support to the primary lawyer who would be leading the team that day .

There was hardly anyone from the Bai family in attendance, however; the only one there was Bai Changhui, the third son of the Bai family . Aside from him, some of the employees working under Bai Jinyi at her Inst.i.tute of High Energy Physics had also turned up in a show of support for their boss .

The judge was a middle-aged man in his forties . He was an exceedingly serious man who never smiled or laughed .

He checked the time on his watch and asked: "Is everyone present?"

Both the plaintiff and the defendant replied in the affirmative .

"In that case, I hereby declare the court to now be in session . " The judge rapped the sounding board with his gavel .

As the plaintiff's lawyer, Gu Nianzhi was required to introduce herself first . She stood up and bowed respectfully to everyone in the courtroom, before swearing that she would present only the truth in court .

The Bai family lawyers had expected to be facing the Imperial Military's famous lawyers, as the rumors had suggested . They gaped openly at the young lady before them—she looked like she was fresh out of college!

Had the military just handed the Bai family their victory on a silver platter?!

Bai Jinyi's haggard face finally split into a smile .

She whispered into Lawyer Jin's ear . "The lawyer we're up against is Gu Nianzhi . As far as I know, she graduated from college less than a year ago . "

"Less than a year ago? That means she doesn't have her lawyer license!" Lawyer Jin's hand immediately shot upwards . "Your Honor, can Miss Gu over there show us her lawyer license?"

The judge paid no attention to Lawyer Jin .

Gu Nianzhi pulled no punches with her reply . "I'm standing here in court, which means I've submitted the necessary doc.u.ments proving my qualification . Why do I have to show them to you?"

Lawyer Jin laughed . "Well, you showed them to the judge, so why can't you show them to us? My dear child, do you really know what you're doing? Don't sabotage your own future . "

"Same to you too . " Gu Nianzhi lobbed the thinly veiled threat right back at Lawyer Jin .

The judge hammered the gavel upon the block . "Silence! The plaintiff and the defendant may now present their opening statements . "

Gu Nianzhi was representing the plaintiff, which meant she went first . "h.e.l.lo everyone . My name is Gu Nianzhi, and I have been asked by the military's Legal Department to represent the plaintiff . Although Luo Xinxue was not a soldier herself, she was married to Huo Guanyuan, a senior colonel in the military . According to our country's laws, she is afforded special status as a family member of a military man . Her murder, therefore, is of special interest to the military . " Huo Shaoheng was standing before the door to the bathroom, and therefore overheard Gu Nianzhis uncontrollable laughing . He shook his head in resignation; deep down, however, he was happy to know how much this meant to Gu Nianzhi . His lips curved into a slight smile as he crossed his arms and leaned against the wall . He waited patiently for her to come out . Gu Nianzhi laughed so hard she doubled over and had to gasp for air . She supported herself on the sink for a long moment as she waited for the euphoria to pa.s.s . Once her nerves had steadied, she exited the bathroom . She saw Huo Shaoheng waiting for her outside, and almost died of embarra.s.sment . She wondered whether he had overheard her laughing like a maniac inside… She made a few halting attempts to ask whether he had heard, but Huo Shaoheng neither admitted nor denied it . Instead, he explained to her in a low voice, …Bai Yueran is close with the people in the militarys Legal Department .  After careful consideration, we decided that the best way to avoid suspicion was to have someone entirely unrelated to the militarys Legal Department represent the plaintiff in court . And thats why we want you to take on both cases, because theyre essentially one and the same . Itll make communication a lot easier if we have you on both cases . Gu Nianzhi finally realized he had been one step ahead of her the whole time . She quickly rea.s.sured him by saying, Dont worry . I wont let you down, not when you have so much faith in me! Just do your best . It doesnt matter if you win or lose—you will always be number one, said Huo Shaoheng as he patted her on the shoulder . Gu Nianzhis legs immediately turned to jelly . … Now that she had Huo Shaohengs encouragement and trust, Gu Nianzhi was eager to get started . She returned to her room with her laptop—which now had an entire hard drives worth of confidential doc.u.ments—and began studying all the evidence at hand . She was particularly interested in Medical Examiner Zhus postmortem report for Luo Xinxues body, Director w.a.n.gs appraisal of all the physical evidence, and Dan Bohans a.s.sessment of Song Jinnings mental health . She typed up 2MBs worth of notes just for those doc.u.ments alone . In addition to familiarizing herself with the evidence, she also wrote several drafts for her opening statement and arguments to be presented in court, and made sure she knew all the correct terms . The trial was scheduled to begin in three days . She did not have a lot of time to prepare . Gu Nianzhi wished she did not have to spend time eating or drinking . If it were up to her, she would rather crawl inside her computer and stay there, to better absorb all the information . Song Jinning saw Gu Nianzhi sitting before her computer in her pajamas, too absorbed in her work to even brush her unkempt hair . The older woman was impressed by Gu Nianzhis commitment and diligence, and decided to help out by personally cooking nutritious meals for her . She brought the soup and food to Gu Nianzhi every day and sat with her while she ate Even then, Gu Nianzhi did not waste a second of the time spent eating . She talked to Song Jinning about the case in-between mouthfuls of food . Auntie Song, I want to hear your opinion on this—if it turns out that Bai Jinyi killed Luo Xinxue, why did she wait six years after Huo Guanyuans death to do it? I can understand killing Luo Xinxue while Huo Guanyuan was still alive, because Bai Jinyi was in love with him, but he had already been dead six years when she killed his wife . Something doesnt add up here . Gu Nianzhi hated Bai Jinyis guts, but she had to admit that the evidence at hand wasnt enough to convince her that Bai Jinyi had killed Luo Xinxue . How was she supposed to convince the judge, if she wasnt even convinced herself? Song Jinning did not seem at all confused by this . She knew how Bai Jinyi ticked, and calmly said, If you cant fit the pieces together, perhaps you should first think about what kind of person Bai Jinyi is . Well, what kind of person is she? The two most important things for her are her career and the man she secretly loves . Theres literally nothing she wouldnt do for either of them . Song Jinning summed up Bai Jinyis life in a single sentence . Gu Nianzhi swallowed a mouthful of okra and pork ribs soup . She mused, The man shes secretly in love with was already dead by then . So she committed the murder for the sake of her career? But that cant be right . Luo Xinxue was just a housewife, and had absolutely nothing to do with Bai Jinyis work . Why would Bai Jinyi kill her to advance her career? Could we be looking at this from the wrong angle? Maybe Luo Xinxues death wasnt a murder in the first place—or maybe her murderer isnt actually Bai Jinyi? Gu Nianzhi glanced sideways at Song Jinning . If Bai Jinyi was ruthless enough to murder others just to further her career, surely Song Jinning would be first on her list of targets? Then again, Song Jinning was already suffering from her mental disorder at that point . It was possible Bai Jinyi no longer saw Song Jinning as an obstacle because of that . But why would she kill Luo Xinxue? Had she killed Luo Xinxue by mistake? Gu Nianzhi quickly rejected the idea . Luo Xinxue and Song Jinning werent even living in the same place back then . There was zero possibility of Bai Jinyi trying to kill Song Jinning and somehow killing Luo Xinxue by mistake . And besides, Medical Examiner Zhus postmortem report suggested that Luo Xinxue had most likely been the victim of a premeditated murder . Gu Nianzhi mulled over this puzzle for a long time, but could not come up with a plausible answer . As she was looking over the physical evidence checklist submitted by Director w.a.n.g, she discovered something amiss, and was struck with sudden inspiration . She decided to take a gamble on her a.s.sumptions and build her strategy around them . By the time the day of the hearing for the secret trial rolled around, three days later, Gu Nianzhi was confident she was on the right track . She changed into a simple light gray skirt suit, and coiled her hair into a bun . She put on some light makeup and a pair of nonprescription gold-rimmed gla.s.ses, in an effort to look more mature and experienced . Huo Shaoheng saw her get-up, and frowned . The suit was a little too form-fitting . It pinched her around the waist and accentuated her every curve, drawing attention to her ample bosom, her wide hips, and her long, shapely legs . Fortunately, the nonprescription gla.s.ses she had put on partially obscured Gu Nianzhis large, lively eyes, dampening her natural charms . If it werent for those gla.s.ses, Huo Shaoheng was sure most of the men in the courtroom would be held spellbound by Gu Nianzhis looks . No one would listen to what she was saying . Huo Shao, this will be my first day in court as a lawyer . Shouldnt you encourage me? Gu Nianzhi stood in front of the full-length mirror as she checked her attire one last time . Huo Shaoheng embraced her from behind . He watched her quietly through the mirror, before extending a hand to cup her chin . He turned her face towards him, and kissed her lightly upon the lips . Consider this to be interest paid . Once we wrap up the case, Ill return the princ.i.p.al… Wait, theres princ.i.p.al? Gu Nianzhis heart soared at the thought . She was going to win this lawsuit no matter what, if only just to get Huo Shao to return his debt to her! … On January 28th, at 7 oclock in the morning, the trial for the murder case of Luo Xinxue officially opened in the secret court of the Imperial Capital . This was the first time Gu Nianzhi had set foot in the Intermediate Court of the Imperial Capital . As this was a secret trial, the doors to the courtroom were immediately shut tight as soon as everyone involved in the trial was present . No one else would be allowed inside . Gu Nianzhi casually took in her surroundings . She noted that Huo Shaoheng was leading their team; aside from Gu Nianzhi, Yin s.h.i.+xiong, Zhao Liangze, Medical Examiner Zhu, and Director w.a.n.g were also present . There were also a few orderlies and attendants seated all around Huo Shaoheng—they were there as his human s.h.i.+elds . Medical Examiner Zhu and Director w.a.n.g were attending the trial as expert witnesses . They sat in the chairs nearest the plaintiffs table, to make it easier for them to be called upon to testify at any time . Bai Jinyi, on the other hand, was leading a startlingly large entourage that included 15 lawyers, all of them in black suits . They sat in the chairs behind the defendants table, looking very much like a ma.s.s of black crows, and appeared to be there to provide additional support to the primary lawyer who would be leading the team that day . There was hardly anyone from the Bai family in attendance, however; the only one there was Bai Changhui, the third son of the Bai family . Aside from him, some of the employees working under Bai Jinyi at her Inst.i.tute of High Energy Physics had also turned up in a show of support for their boss . The judge was a middle-aged man in his forties . He was an exceedingly serious man who never smiled or laughed . He checked the time on his watch and asked: Is everyone present? Both the plaintiff and the defendant replied in the affirmative . In that case, I hereby declare the court to now be in session . The judge rapped the sounding board with his gavel . As the plaintiffs lawyer, Gu Nianzhi was required to introduce herself first . She stood up and bowed respectfully to everyone in the courtroom, before swearing that she would present only the truth in court . The Bai family lawyers had expected to be facing the Imperial Militarys famous lawyers, as the rumors had suggested . They gaped openly at the young lady before them—she looked like she was fresh out of college! Had the military just handed the Bai family their victory on a silver platter?! Bai Jinyis haggard face finally split into a smile . She whispered into Lawyer Jins ear . The lawyer were up against is Gu Nianzhi . As far as I know, she graduated from college less than a year ago . Less than a year ago? That means she doesnt have her lawyer license! Lawyer Jins hand immediately shot upwards . Your Honor, can Miss Gu over there show us her lawyer license? The judge paid no attention to Lawyer Jin . Gu Nianzhi pulled no punches with her reply . Im standing here in court, which means Ive submitted the necessary doc.u.ments proving my qualification . Why do I have to show them to you? Lawyer Jin laughed . Well, you showed them to the judge, so why cant you show them to us? My dear child, do you really know what youre doing? Dont sabotage your own future . Same to you too . Gu Nianzhi lobbed the thinly veiled threat right back at Lawyer Jin . The judge hammered the gavel upon the block . Silence! The plaintiff and the defendant may now present their opening statements . Gu Nianzhi was representing the plaintiff, which meant she went first . h.e.l.lo everyone . My name is Gu Nianzhi, and I have been asked by the militarys Legal Department to represent the plaintiff . Although Luo Xinxue was not a soldier herself, she was married to Huo Guanyuan, a senior colonel in the military . According to our countrys laws, she is afforded special status as a family member of a military man . Her murder, therefore, is of special interest to the military .

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