Chapter 21

       Until Ning Junyan finished his meal and they left the fast-food restaurant, he did not say exactly what kind of price Chen Yuncheng had to pay.

       Chen Yuncheng had always felt a little apologetic in his heart. From the very beginning, he didn’t think he should seek Ning Junyan’s help, and neither he nor Zhou Yan could get the money back in a short time if they borrowed more than a hundred thousand yuan from Ning Junyan. Even if Ning Junyan was willing to lend him and didn’t care about the hundred thousand or so yuan, Chen Yuncheng still felt like he had taken advantage of that previous friendship between the two to hijack the other.

       “I will pay you back the money, but it may take a long time,” Chen Yuncheng said.

       Ning Junyan did not say anything.

       The two of them walked to the intersection and Chen Yuncheng walked somewhat absent-mindedly towards the zebra crossing when Ning Junyan extended his hand to hold Chen Yuncheng’s wrist and said, “Red light.”

       Chen Yuncheng looked up and saw that the traffic light on the sidewalk was indeed still red.

       However, Ning Junyan didn’t let him go immediately.

       Although it was winter, Ning Junyan’s palm was still warm. He kept holding Chen Yuncheng’s wrist until Chen Yuncheng looked at him a little strangely, and then said, “I know you can’t pay back this money.”

       Chen Yuncheng felt a little embarrassed. He deliberately made himself laugh and said, “I promise, I will pay back the money, and when tomorrow comes I will contact some people to sell the current store.” Opening a small kiosk was the stability that Chen Yuncheng pursued, but in fact, it was another kind of refusal to make some progress. His kiosk didn’t make much money, but it was just enough to meet his simple needs. If he really wanted to make money, he could obviously choose to work for someone else, whether as a food deliverer or courier. As long as he was not afraid of hard work, he could always make money.

       Ning Junyan glanced at the opposite side and said, “The light is green.” Then he held Chen Yuncheng’s wrist and pulled him towards the opposite side.

       Chen Yuncheng was an arm’s length behind Ning Junyan. He lowered his head to look at the hand that was held and then turned to look at other passers-by around him.  A strange feeling arose.

       He couldn’t describe it.

       When they reached the opposite side of the street and the hospital gate was not far ahead, Ning Junyan still didn’t let go of his hand. He stopped and said to Chen Yuncheng on the side of the road, “It’s okay, I don’t need you to pay me back.”

       Chen Yuncheng suppressed the strange feeling in his heart and looked at Ning Junyan.

       Ning Junyan leaned closer to him and said, “I can give you as much money as you want, money is not an important thing. Do you remember when the old man beat you up?”

       The old man he was talking about was the foster father, and Ning Junyan had never called that person his foster father.

       Chen Yuncheng said subconsciously, “Yes, I remember.”

       Ning Junyan said, “When he beat you up, I thought I would kill him. You see, I’m not even afraid to kill for you. What’s money worth?”

       At that moment, Chen Yuncheng felt his face tingle a little. He looked at Ning Junyan, and he wanted to make a joke to defuse this odd topic, but only the corners of his mouth twitched. He didn’t laugh, and he didn’t say what he wanted to say, because Ning Junyan’s expression was too serious.

       Ning Junyan had almost killed someone for him. At that time, Ning Junyan was over thirteen years old and taller than the foster father.

       Chen Yuncheng had heard the foster father and foster mother have discussed sending Ning Junyan away more than once because Ning Junyan didn’t talk to them or listen to them. Ning Jungyan also always looked gloomy and they both felt somewhat afraid in their heart. However, after discussing it for a year or two, they didn’t really send him away, for reasons Chen Yuncheng did not know. Perhaps it was because Ning Junyan’s memory was always incomplete, or because he wasn’t in a good state of mind, and the foster father had never been able to find a suitable method of disposal.

       Then on that day, the foster father got angry because Chen Yuncheng was disobeying him and made him kneel down. The foster father then took a rolling pin and smacked Chen Yuncheng directly.

       Ning Junyan and Zhou Yan were both standing at the side at that time, Zhou Yan being young hid in the corner and did not dare to approach, but Ning Junyan rushed over to grab the rolling pin and knocked the foster father’s shoulder.

       The foster father was blinded by the blow and he didn’t react at first, but even if he reacted, he was no match for Ning Junyan at all.

       Ning Junyan beat him hard with the rolling pin, pushed him to the wall, and then pressed the rolling pin horizontally against his neck as if he was going to strangle him to death.

       Both Chen Yuncheng and the foster mother were terrified, and the two of them came forward. The foster mother tried her best to grab the rolling pin, while Chen Yuncheng hugged Ning Junyan’s waist and dragged him back.

       “Let go, let go!” Chen Yuncheng kept shouting at him.

       Ning Junyan finally let go and threw the rolling pin on the ground.

       The foster father covered his neck, choked, and coughed loudly, while the foster mother supported him, cursing Ning Junyan from beginning to end.

       Chen Yuncheng took Ning Junyan’s hand and pulled him out of the kitchen.

       As soon as the foster father caught his breath, he unwillingly picked up the rolling pin and chased after him to hit Ning Junyan. Ning Junyan stopped and turned around to look at him with a grim expression.

       Chen Yuncheng was still very nervous and shouted, “Foster father!”

       The foster father looked at Ning Junyan for a long time, but in the end, he was probably scared and put down his rolling pin to let them go.

       Chen Yuncheng took Ning Junyan back to the room.

       Ning Jun stretched out his hand and pulled up the T-shirt on Chen Yuncheng’s body to see the wound on his back.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “I’m fine. You scared me.”

       Ning Junyan didn’t speak, walked over to the bed, and sat down.

       Chen Yuncheng knelt down in front of him, reached out and took his hand. He tilted his head up, and asked Ning Jungyan, “Did you really want to kill foster father just now?”

       Ning Junyan nodded.

       Chen Yuncheng asked, “Why?”

       Ning Junyan said, “He hit you.” The teenager entered the period of voice change, and his voice began to be hoarse and unpleasant.

       Chen Yuncheng felt a little sad and said, “Then you can’t kill people either.”

       Ning Jun extended his hand and touched Chen Yuncheng’s face, “No one would have beaten you after he died.”

       Chen Yuncheng shook his head, “No, not in the future.”

       Ning Junyan did not speak.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “You promise me that you won’t do this kind of thing in the future.”

       Ning Junyan looked at him for a long time, nodded and said, “I won’t kill him.”

       At that time, Chen Yuncheng still remembered the conversation between the two very clearly. He knew that he was very important to Ning Junyan, but at that time, he was not in his right mind and had been abandoned by his parents to be adopted by human traffickers.

       They had been separated for too many years. Sixteen years was four times as long as they have been together, and Ning Junyan’s mind already recovered. He already returned to a wealthy family and had received a good education. Ning Jungyan had grown from a teenager whose voice was changing into a 30-year-old adult man, and Chen Yuncheng no longer knew him.

       He didn’t understand what Ning Junyan meant by saying these words now. After getting out of such an environment, Ning Junyan should no longer have the urge to kill, nor would he be able to kill for him again. So what was his position in Ning Junyan’s heart now?

       Ning Junyan finally let go of Chen Yuncheng’s wrist this time, but instead of letting go of Chen Yuncheng, he directly held his hand.

       “You ask me the price,” Ning Junyan said slowly, “Actually, it’s not a price, it’s just my little attempt. I hope you can always be there when I need you.”

       It was difficult for Chen Yuncheng to describe his mood at this time, he just asked, “How long is always?”

       Ning Junyan suddenly squeezed his hand tightly, so strong that he felt a little pain, and then said in his ear, “It means that you are not allowed to leave until I let go.”

       Chen Yuncheng’s heart skipped a beat, and when he was about to speak, Ning Junyan suddenly let go of him.

       Rarely, Ning Junyan showed a faint smile and said to him, “Just kidding.”

       Chen Yuncheng’s expression could not be eased for a while.

       The smile on Ning Junyan’s face remained for a while, and then he said, “Don’t be nervous.”


Ning Junyan: I have to hold back and not break the law

Lmao, it means it’s not breaking the law he might actually do it

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1 Comment

  1. Ketkai

    Aaaaa //rolls rolls (*/ω\)
    The foster parents are brutal 😭
    Ml can do anything for mc 😌 Those last lines — he’s slippin a lillll aiya

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