Chapter 19

       From then on, the group of delinquents who lived nearby never came to mess with Chen Yuncheng again. Chen Yuncheng knew that they were talking in private, and they all said that the boy with Chen Yuncheng was a lunatic. No one wanted to provoke a desperate lunatic.

       Chen Yuncheng lay on the bed and did not fall asleep. He put his arms under his head and looked at the scarf hanging in the room. The light in the room was quite dim, but it was not like he couldn’t see anything, at least the outline of the scarf was still barely distinguishable.

       He remembered the events of his childhood, and the way Ning Junyan strangled Guan Anlin’s neck tonight. He felt that Ning Junyan was still a little crazy. There was some paranoia and madness in his heart, but Ning Junyan didn’t become a lunatic after all. He was measured and had a bottom line in his actions, and he was no longer someone who was not in his right mind like when he was a child.

       The next morning, Chen Yuncheng didn’t open the store. He planned to go out.

       When he went out, Chen Yuncheng took off the scarf hanging in the house and put it on his neck. The moment he got out through the half-opened shutter door, he felt a bit awkward and was not used to it, so he went back and hung the scarf back in its original position.

       Chen Yuncheng went to the second-hand car dealer where Zhou Yan worked as a salesman.

       When he first entered, the sales staff in the store thought he was a customer who was going to buy a car and took the initiative to come over to serve him.

       He turned around and didn’t see Zhou Yan, so he asked the salesperson if there was a staff member named Zhou Yan there.

       The salesperson asked, “Are you a customer of his?”

       Chen Yuncheng said “um”, “He contacted me before.”

       The salesman continued, “He no longer works here.”

       Chen Yuncheng seemed surprised, “Why didn’t he tell me.”

       “He hasn’t been here very long,” the salesperson said.

       Chen Yuncheng heard the disdain in the other party’s tone, and continued, “But he still asked me to see the car if I had time?”

       The salesman said, “He may ask you to go to other places to see the car. He has been dishonest from the beginning and stealing our customers.”

       Chen Yuncheng said in surprise, “Really? It’s all commission based anyway, so there’s no point in stealing customers to other shops, is there?”

       The salesman shook his head, “I don’t know.” He didn’t seem to want to continue talking about Zhou Yan and raised his hand to pat the second-hand Audi in front of him, “What do you think of this car? The performance is really good, I can give you a detailed introduction.”

       Chen Yuncheng listened to him for a few minutes, then made an excuse to leave.

       After leaving the second-hand car dealership, Chen Yuncheng called Zhou Yan as soon as possible. The phone rang a lot, but the other party didn’t answer.

       Chen Yuncheng then sent a WeChat message to Zhou Yan, “Call me back.”

       But until the afternoon, Zhou Yan neither called Chen Yuncheng nor even replied to his WeChat.

       Chen Yuncheng contacted Gu Yaojia in the hospital and asked her when Zhou Yan usually went to the hospital to see their children every day.

       Gu Yaojia said to Chen Yuncheng, “He will come every night when he’s done working except when he has a dinner party, he would come very late. He usually comes to the hospital at seven or eight o’clock.” After speaking, Gu Yaojia asked nervously, “Cheng ge, is there something wrong?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “It’s nothing, don’t worry.”

       Zhou Yan arrived at the hospital after seven o’clock in the evening that day. When he got out of the elevator, he saw Chen Yuncheng waiting for him in the elevator room. He suddenly stopped, and his whole body became stiff.

       Chen Yuncheng said to him, “Let’s go. Let’s talk somewhere else, don’t disturb your wife and children.”

       Zhou Yan didn’t move, and with a pleading tone he said, “Cheng ge.”

       Chen Yuncheng walked in front of him. Chen Yuncheng raised his hand and place it on his back while at the same time reaching out to press the elevator.

       Zhou Yan frowned tightly, but in the end, he gave up his resistance and followed Chen Yuncheng downstairs obediently.

       The two of them came to the garden downstairs of the inpatient building. Because the weather was too cold in winter, there were not many people walking in the garden after dinner, and the garden benches were even empty, without a single person.

       Chen Yuncheng and Zhou Yan sat down on the bench.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “I went to the second-hand car dealership where you work today. They said that you didn’t work for long before you quit, and when you were working there, you ate your way out while you were working there and took the customers who came to the dealership elsewhere.” He finished dryly in one breath, “And then you wouldn’t answer my calls or return my texts.”

       Zhou Yan raised his hand and pushed back the hair that fell on his forehead, showing a restless look.

       Chen Yuncheng put one hand on the back of the bench, facing him from the side, “I’ll ask again, what are you doing with Zhang Wenyong and those two X-ethnic people?”

       Zhou Yan didn’t speak and didn’t look at Chen Yuncheng.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “If you don’t say anything, I still have a way to find out.”

       Zhou Yan bit his lip, and after a while, as if he had made up his mind, he raised his head and looked around. Seeing that there was no one nearby, he lowered his voice and said to Chen Yuncheng, “Those X-ethnic people are a car theft gang, they stole a car in the city, and originally drove it directly to the autonomous county over there to sell the stolen goods. Later, Zhang Wenyong somehow got in touch with them, so he found someone to modify the frame and engine numbers of those stolen cars, registered them under someone else’s name over there in the autonomous county, and then sold them back as second-hand cars.”

       Chen Yuncheng was silent for a while and asked, “Are you introducing them to clients?”

       Zhou Yan said, “It was Zhang Wenyong who introduced me to the job of second-hand car sales. He asked me to choose some greedy and careless customers and introduce them to cheaper second-hand cars. It didn’t take long for the boss to notice, so he asked me to pack up and leave. I changed to another second-hand car shop and went to work. “

       “How many cars have you sold?” Chen Yuncheng asked.

       Zhou Yan stretched out two fingers, he saw Chen Yuncheng looking at him, and whispered anxiously, “This business is not easy to do, because people don’t trust me, and Zhang Wenyong did not give me a high commission, but he was willing to lend me money for my child’s medical treatment.”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Of course he is willing to lend it to you, but he doesn’t give you a high commission, because the money is all in his pocket.”

       Zhou Yan grabbed Chen Yuncheng’s arm and said, “Cheng ge, just pretend you don’t know about this. Otherwise, when the police will really investigate later, I’m afraid it’ll implicate you.”

       Chen Yuncheng pulled his arm out of his hand, “No need to wait for later, the police are already investigating.”

       Zhou Yan’s face suddenly turned pale, and he looked at Chen Yuncheng in a panic, “What?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “If you don’t want to go to jail now, just go to the police station and report to yourself, and you may have a chance to get probation.”

       Zhou Yan said, “No, Zhang Wenyong won’t let me go.”

       Chen Yuncheng’s voice was a little cold, “Then go to jail with Zhang Wenyong.”

       Zhou Yan’s face was pale. He suddenly grabbed Chen Yuncheng’s hand and asked, “How did you know? Did the police officer surnamed Long tell you?”

       As soon as he said that, before Chen Yuncheng could answer, both of them heard footsteps approaching from the front at the same time.

       Chen Yuncheng looked up and saw Ning Junyan wearing a dark coat with his hands in his coat pockets, walking towards them along the garden path until he stopped in front of them.

       Zhou Yan also looked over, he didn’t recognize Ning Junyan, and for a moment remembered Chen Yuncheng said that the police had been eyeing them. He instantly thought that Chen Yuncheng had lured the police to arrest him, so he stood up violently from the bench.

       Chen Yuncheng got up slowly. He grabbed Zhou Yan’s arm and found that his muscles were so tense that he was a little puzzled. He said, “Zhou Yan, this is Ning Junyan, do you still recognize him?”

       Zhou Yan was stunned, looked blankly at the tall and handsome man in front of him, and repeated, “You’re Ning Junyan?”

       Ning Junyan’s eyes fell on Zhou Yan’s face, cold and emotionless, he just said, “Zhou Yan, it’s been years since I’ve seen you.”

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1 Comment

  1. Ketkai

    Aiyoo Xiao Zhou, you just keep on falling 😔

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