Chapter 20

       Li Zhenruo didn’t have great luck, but his luck wasn’t too bad either.

       For the next two days, the door of the archives room was closed and no one came to open it. By Monday, he was dying and could barely stand up.

       He was extremely hungry, and Li Zhenruo’s initial anger was washed away. But he also didn’t have the energy to think carefully, so he pictured pies for himself in his head. Later, he felt that it was meaningless, so he closed his eyes and went to sleep. If he was asleep, he won’t feel hungry.

       When he heard the footsteps of someone walking outside, Li Zhenruo came to his senses. He stood up and walked to the door, thinking if he should grab the door to attract people’s attention. At this time, he heard the sound of someone standing in front of the door with a key to open the door.

       Li Zhenruo immediately took two steps back, leaned back slightly, and made a gesture of preparation to sprint.

       When the door opened, he sprang out, and this time really put all his strength out.

       The person who opened the door was a woman in a white coat. Without warning, she saw a cat rushing past her feet. She screamed in fright and retreated back, and even fell to the ground.

       Li Zhenruo was not in the mood to pity her at this time, so he ran to the stairwell with all his might, and then ran down.

       He ran out of the door of the appraisal office, and Li Zhenruo felt that the energy accumulated in his body was instantly drained. He was chased away by the security uncle at the gate he had not seen for a long time, and his energy was all spent when he reached the side of the road.

       It was still too early at this time, so he probably won’t be able to get a meal in the cafeteria.

       He stood on the side of the street, he glanced left and right blankly. If there was a mirror at this time, he would probably be frightened by himself. The fur on his whole body was dirty and messy and has lost its lustre. His face was also dirty with two long tear marks under the eyes.

       A few steps ahead, a mother was squatting in front of a small child on the street to wipe his hands. Besides them, there was a torn ham sausage that fell on the ground.

       The child wanted to squat down to pick it up, but was pulled by his mother and said, “Don’t pick it up, you can’t eat it if it falls on the ground.”

       When Li Zhenruo heard the words, he took two steps forward to smell the ham close to his nose.

       The mother said quickly, “Quick, give it to this cat to eat. Don’t eat it.”

       Li Zhenruo looked up at them.

       The child looked at Li Zhenruo and said, “Here, for you.”

       If it was the usual situation, Li Zhenruo certainly would not even consider eating these things. What’s the difference between this and rummaging over a trash can? But now he is really hungry, so hungry that his brain stops functioning.

       The cheap ham gave off an attractive fragrance, and he couldn’t help sticking out his tongue to lick it.

       The mother then pulled her son and said, “Look, the cat ate it. Let’s get going, and mommy will buy you other food.”

       After she said that, the mother left with her son.

       Li Zhenruo ate the ham sausage bit by bit and swallowed it quickly, ignoring the people around that were looking at him.

       Suddenly, Li Zhenruo stopped when he noticed several people passing by him. He looked up and saw that it was three young boys, possibly students from the university across the street.

       One of the boys pointed at him and said, “Look, is this the cat?”

       Another said, “It seems so. A few days ago, I saw it strolling around the entrance of the cafeteria every day, but I haven’t seen it in the past two days.”

       The third said, “Grab it?”

       The first one said, “Just catch it like this? We might as well buy something to lure it over.”

       The second one said, “Look, it’s about to finish the ham, be careful it runs away.”

       The third said, “It’s so troublesome, just go and catch it.”

       The first boy said, “Will this cat scratch people?” and he approached Li Zhenruo cautiously.

       Li Zhenruo listened to all their words. Seeing that there was only half of the ham sausage left, but the three boys were already approaching him, he had no choice but to give it up, turned around and rushed into the grass next to him.

       The three boys shouted, “Grab it!”

       Li Zhenruo felt that he was still a little weak in his limbs. Although he tried his best, he couldn’t run fast because he was so hungry. He could always hear the footsteps of the three people chasing him behind him.

       Although he didn’t know why they were catching him, Li Zhenruo didn’t intend to be arrested by a stranger like this.

       He ran for a while, and when he saw an alley next to him, he turned a corner and ran in.

       The messy footsteps behind him also chased in.

       Li Zhenruo saw two oil tanks placed against the wall in front. One to accelerate the jump, and then the other to jump to the surrounding wall.

       He was surprised that he had been hungry for two days but still had such explosive energy. It reminded him of watching the animal world that talked about cheetahs. After running with all their strength, if they didn’t catch prey, they probably won’t have the chance to run next time1Cheetahs usually become exhausted after chasing, and have to rest for quite a while. For more info about cheetah.. He felt that this was probably his last run.

       Li Zhenruo stopped and panted hard. He turned his head and saw only two boys chasing in. They stopped helplessly when they saw him running up the wall.

       “What to do?” The two of them discussed.

       Li Zhenruo saw that they seemed to be out of options, so he plopped down to take a breath.

       The two boys were discussing whether to climb up and arrest him.

       One of them said, “You climb up and it runs away. What’s the point?”

       Li Zhenruo panted and said, You guys still have some brains. He turned his head to look at the fence and planned to jump down and leave. At this moment, he felt a gust of wind and realized that he had been paying too much attention to this side. He didn’t realize that a boy was closing after him from the fence. At this time, the boy picked up a long pole from nowhere and swept it towards him.

       Li Zhenruo was hit on the butt with a pole and stood up unsteadily, and then was swept on his leg by a pole again. This time, he couldn’t hold it any longer and fell to the side.

       If he hadn’t been so hungry to the point he couldn’t run and concentrate, would he have been pushed to this point by the three hairy boys?

       Li Zhenruo felt resentful in his heart, but his body had already fallen uncontrollably and fell to the ground. This time, he fell with a thud, and his internal organs were almost displaced, but he no longer had the strength to stand up.

       Two boys gathered around, and one of them said nervously, “Not dead, right?”

       “It’s not dead,” said another. “Its stomach is still moving. Hold it down so that it doesn’t run away.”

       At this moment, the boy who swept him with a long pole on the other side of the fence came around and said, “Call quickly.”

       The second boy said, “Knock it off! Take him to the veterinary hospital to see if he has any injuries. I’m afraid that if something happens, the other party will want us to pay for it.”

       The other two boys were stunned.

       One of them said, “What if he was seriously injured?”

       The boy said, “What can we do? Bring it to a doctor if it’s not expensive, and throw it away if it’s too expensive.” He thought about it and felt pity towards the cat, and said, “Find the public phone to call its owner and tell him where it is and let him pick it up by himself. We did our best.”

       They found a woven bag to put Li Zhenruo in and took him to a nearby pet hospital.

       The pain at the beginning slowly dissipated, but Li Zhenruo still had no strength to get up. He was already hungry, and he just ran with all his strength for a while just now. At this time, he really had no strength at all.

       In the veterinary hospital, Li Zhenruo was tossed and turned by the doctor for a full-body examination. The fall just now did not wreck his internal organs, which means that he was just malnourished and needed an infusion.

       Li Zhenruo really didn’t expect that he would be malnourished after being hungry for two or three days.

       Covered with dirty and messy fur, he was placed on the examination table by the doctor, who tied all his hands and feet to immobilize him and then gave him an infusion.

       The three boys saw that he was not injured, and he just had some physical problems caused by wandering. After some discussion, they went out to make a phone call.

       Li Zhenruo kept his eyes closed, but he knew who they were calling. His master, who was still thinking about finding him back now, must be Li Zhenran, and not Yu Bingwei.

       He didn’t refuse to see Li Zhenran. He also needed to go back to the Li family now, but he really didn’t want to be sterilized. In the end, what should he do?

       About half an hour later, Li Zhenruo fell asleep after the infusion. He heard the door of the pet hospital being pushed open with some force, and someone walked in with calm footsteps.

       Li Zhenran’s presence was too strong, even Li Zhenruo who had no strength was forced to open his eyes by his powerful presence.

       When he opened his eyes, he saw that Li Zhenran had walked to his side, and Hua Yibang was following behind Li Zhenran.

       Both of them looked like a gentleman in suits, ties and shirts. They probably just rushed over from the company.

       Li Zhenran saw that Li Zhenruo’s face was not looking good.

       Li Zhenruo knew that Li Zhenran must be very angry with the fact that he had slipped away. However at this time, he was lying on his deathbed, and it wouldn’t be easy for Li Zhenran to get angry with him.

       So he tried his best to make himself look more even like he was done for.

       Li Zhenran called the doctor, asked about Li Zhenruo’s condition, and asked for a more detailed full body examination.

       As for those three boys, Li Zhenran asked Hua Yibang to go and give them money.

       Li Zhenruo thought in his heart that the three boys didn’t show any mercy to him, and it was really not worth it to give them so much money. But at this time he just raised his head, gave Li Zhenran a silent glance and plopped down.

       The room where the examination table was located was surrounded by glass walls. He had already seen his current appearance from the reflection on the glass. He looked very really pitiful. No wonder Li Zhenran had a complicated expression and didn’t open his mouth to blame him.

       Li Zhenruo had an hour of infusion. Li Zhenran sat on the stool next to him and kept looking at him.

       At first, Li Zhenruo closed his eyes and fell asleep, then opened his eyes and saw that Li Zhenran kept staring at him without changing his movements. He suddenly felt a little sorry in his heart.

       Regardless of the relationship between Li Zhenran and Li Zhenran in the past, now that they have been together for so long, he really has some feelings of a pet towards their owners.

       Well, this kind of feeling was quite strange to say, but he was a cat. He was fed, bathed and groomed every day. Wasn’t it normal for him to have feelings for each other?

       However, when he saw Li Zhenran, he thought of Li Zhenzi, and Li Zhenruo felt slightly chilled, thinking that after he returned to Li’s house, he must consider the matter about Li Zhenzi.

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  1. Dearg_due

    He estado buscando esta novela al español un monton porque el manga me parece muy tierno, muchas gracias por el esfuerzo en traducirla.

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