Chapter 41 – The already emotional heart will still hurt
Xing Zhongwan’s already emotional heart started to hurt. He clutched his knees and went upstairs. To be honest, Xing Zhongwan has never been as embarrassed as he was today. He took out his mobile phone and glanced at it. There was a message from Cheng Zhengzhe. Xing Zhongwan thought that it was a little strange and made a call back.
The phone was answered quickly and there was the sound of the airport announcement.
“Laoxing, you just called me back now. I’m about to board the plane.”
Xing Zhongwan squinted, “Then keep what you have to say short!”
Cheng Zhengzhe muttered that he was really ruthless, “It’s about the thing you asked me to investigate clearly last time. I really have to admire your intuition. There is indeed a problem!”
Xing Zhongwan hummed. Before Cheng Zhengzhe left, Xing Zhongwan asked him to check one thing about Madam Qi. The reason for Xing Zhongwan’s suspicion was the fact that Madam Qi insisted on having Qi Yun’s child. If it is the blood of the Shen family she’s after, then Qi’s fourth young master was also her son. Perhaps the reason why she is so persistent was that Qi’s fourth young master may not be Qi Yun’s own younger brother.
There is a high possibility that the Shen family knows about this matter, which is why Madam Qi would rather drug her son and make Qi Yun give her a child.
“Madam Qi is also known as Guan Yang. She had a boyfriend before marrying into Qi’s family. They had a good relationship for many years. Later, she married Qi Yun’s father for no reason. It’s not a good thing and this is something everyone in the circle knows about. Qi Yun was taken care by Mrs. Qi when he was born while Guan Yang took care of her husband.”
Cheng Zhengzhe took a breath, saying that he was really tired, “I investigated this matter and it’s really a lot of hard work. I used a lot of effort to dig three feet in the ground, only to get a little bit. But that’s enough! Qi Yun’s father had a ligation1Cutting and tying up the sperm duct. As a method of birth control for men. procedure when Qi Yun was 5 years old. I don’t think anyone knows about this matter except the Shen family, and maybe Guan Yang doesn’t know either, otherwise she wouldn’t blatantly cuckolded her husband.”
Cheng Zhengzhe took the phone that was heating up and switched it to his other ear. “Laoxing, if you really want to help Qi Yun bring down his mother, this matter alone will cause her to be kicked out of the house by the Qi family, and she will never recover for the rest of her life!”
Xing Zhongwan thought about it, “Can you find that boyfriend of hers she had before the marriage?”
Cheng Zhengzhe sighed, “I’ll try. Give me some time. Seriously, you have already cut ties with the domestic affairs here. If you do this, your grandfather will cry to death in heaven. After so many years of dealing with them, if you want to withdraw, just withdraw!”
Xing Zhongwan took out a cigarette from his pocket and blew a smoke ring with it, “It’s time for them to retire abroad for their old age. Grandpa left this lifeline for me, but he didn’t tell me to withdraw. Besides, I kept it to keep an eye on Xing Zhengping’s movements. It’s useless now that my mother has been returned.”
Cheng Zhengzhe was stunned for a moment, “Are you planning to clean this mess up and leave everything in this country in a dashing manner? Then… What about Qi Yun? You did so much for him behind your back, saying he doesn’t mean anything to you. I really don’t believe it!”
Xing Zhongwan leaned against the balcony and took a deep breath, “Mrs. Qi reached out to save my mother and her son. If it weren’t for her, my mother and I would have died a long time ago, so I have to repay this kindness. But Qi Yun, he and I are people from two different worlds. He was born to shake the heavens in this world, while I like to lazily bask in the sun and pass the time. If our feelings have slightly deviated, he and I will never be possible. I did this and I’m just doing my best. Don’t worry, I have a clear mind.”
Cheng Zhengzhe was speechless and it took a long time to say, “So you have such a relationship with him. I understand you. I will give you an answer as soon as possible. Laoxing, be careful when you are alone in the country. The Qi family is not kind and the Shen family is also not known to distinguish between friends or enemies, so be careful!”
Xing Zhongwan answered with an ‘en’ and hung up the phone.
Squeezing the cigarette in his hand, he walked to the balcony and took a deep breath. The stars in the sky were twinkling. Xing Zhongwan looked up for a long time until his neck became sore. Looks like those eyes were also as beautiful as the stars in the sky
Xing Zhongwan lowered his head and his throat was inexplicably sour. Even if things would get annoying, it would be good if he could get better.
Fairy sister, may your eyes be as bright as stars forever.
For more than an hour, Xing Zhongwan drove Qi Yun to take him swimming in a lake. Xing Zhongwan couldn’t think of any fun places in just one night. Qi Yun couldn’t see so when he said that he was taking him out to relax, but he was actually taking him out to play with him.
Xing Zhongwan took Qi Yun on a boat as the breeze was blowing and it was very comfortable. Xing Zhongwan leaned lazily on the boat and looked at Qi Yun who was sitting upright on the opposite side. He suddenly thought of the wall full of awards and trophies that he saw last time at the Qi family’s house. He couldn’t help laughing, “Qi Yun, when you talk about a case like this, won’t your client cry when they see you?”
Qi Yun was startled, “Work is work. Am I too serious now?”
Xing Zhongwan laughed, “You’re not working now so just relax a little. Your back doesn’t have to be so straight. I’m getting tired just looking at it. Please relax.”
Xing Zhongwan pointed to a bridge not far away, “Look there. There’s a legend about what it is, ah, a love story. It’s between a snake and a human being and they fell in love on that bridge. Ah, I forgot that you can’t see. Qi Yun, you must come to see it if your eyes are better in the future.”
The stern-looking man at the other end of the boat looked perturbed. What was he talking about? About a snake and a human being and all. How did a poignant love story get so distorted after coming out from his mouth?
Qi Yun couldn’t help laughing out loud, “Wanwan, you are too funny.”
As Xing Zhongwan looked at Qi Yun’s relaxed shoulders, the corners of his mouth were tugged upwards, and his heart was relieved, “That’s right. You should laugh more. You’re still young and you should keep that smile on your face from morning to night. There are already so many troubles in life. Human’s have a fixed lifespan and one day is too short. Why not live happily? Come, I will take you to see the bridge. It is raining today. There’s not a lot of people so it won;t be crowded.”
After getting off the boat, Xing Zhongwan took Qi Yun to the bridge. The light rain fell on the umbrella without making a sound, but it made one feel cool.
“When I was young, my mother would bring me here as soon as she came back. I always didn’t know what it was like to have so many people around me. When I grew a little older, I realized that my mother didn’t come here to see the view, but the love behind it.”
Xing Zhongwan’s mother was picked up by his grandfather here and it is for this reason that his mother buried herself in Jiangnan before she died. The feelings for the Xing family and the feelings for the grandfather were never put down until her death. His mother had believed in Buddha all her life, but in the end she still didn’t understand the truth before her obsession ruined her body and took her life.
Qi Yun raised his hand and moved it back to Xing Zhongwan’s hand, “You are a very transparent person, Wanwan. You have done many things for me that you shouldn’t have done. There are many things that Qi Yun can’t do without help. I don’t even have the qualifications to stand by your side if I don’t fight for it. I promise you, if I can get off the operating table this time, and if you are willing, can I go with you?”
The umbrella in Xing Zhongwan’s hand became crooked and he almost couldn’t hold on, “What are you saying? You will be fine.”
Xing Zhongwan fixed the wheelchair, walked to Qi Yun and squatted down, “Qi Yun, you were born excellent and the responsibilities that come with your status are not something you can throw away. You can survive even during the most difficult times. Now that God has pity on you, there is nothing you can’t live without. You must stand at the top, and those who have persecuted you must be punished.”
Qi Yun’s hands on his knees trembled slightly, “Wanwan, I’ve never been a good person.
Xing Zhongwan got up and raised his hands above his head, “I don’t care what others think of you. I only believe what I have seen and felt these days, and Qi Yun is a very soft person in my heart.”
Qi Yun raised his head and stretched his hand forward, touching the corner of Xing Zhongwan’s clothes, “Wanwan, I said I would give you a gift for your birthday.
Xing Zhongwan turned around, “I said I don’t want any gifts, Qi Yun, you…”
Xing Zhongwan stopped talking as he watched Qi Yun grasp the handles on both sides of the wheelchair before standing up slowly with his body supported. When he got up, the blue veins on the back of his fair hands buldged out. Although his posture was not good-looking and his body was swaying, the corners of Xing Zhongwan’s eyes suddenly turned red. Qi Yun had faint sweat on his forehead as he bowed his body and slowly let go of his hands, trembling. Little by little, he stood up straight, his hands tightly grasping the sides of his trousers as his two slender legs trembled, and his eyes that seemed to be covered in a veil showed resolve.
He supported Qi Yun’s body for those two steps, “Qi Yun, you can stand? That’s great, you can stand!”
Xing Zhongwan was so happy that he forgot how to express his joy. Qi Yun stretched out his arms around Xing Zhongwan, “Wanwan, I will become better. I want you to know that Qi Yun can do it.” Yes, so please wait for me a little longer.
Xing Zhongwan’s heart felt as if it had been hit hard and the pain was so intense that even breathing hurt. Xing Zhongwan, you and Qi Yun are from two different worlds, so what if you are tempted? You and him… Was it impossible? You never even thought about staying till the end from the beginning, so don’t give him hope. Even if they are passers-by in each other’s lives, their already emotionally involved hearts will still hurt.
Xing Zhongwan hugged Qi Yun as he turned his back, closed his eyes, and said lightly, “Okay.”
T/N: How romantic. I wanna go on a boat ride in the romantic drizzle and exchange stupid romantic words too. When will me stop being a single pringle…
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