Li Zhenruo’s mind was still somewhat a bit complicated.
Whether Li Zhenran believed him or not, he didn’t care. He believed that he survived because God gave him the opportunity to take revenge. And so he had to take revenge.
It’s just that last night, Li Zhenran mentioned a possibility that he could not help thinking about it for a long time. That was, if he thought that the physical change caused by the rut has made him become a human being, was it possible to change back after the rut period ended, and so did he need to wait until the next heat period to come to change back to a human?
This thought made Li Zhenruo a little nervous.
He still has a lot of things to do, should he waste time by staying on Li Zhenran’s side? But when he was thinking of leaving, he began to hesitate again. If he left, would Li Zhenran still accept him once he changed back to a cat?
Li Zhenruo were a little helpless. He always thought too much and kept himself stuck in place.
He stood in front of the mirror and looked at himself. He was guessing how old the person inside was. Was he twenty? This person looked really young.
Li Zhenran became impatient at this moment, came over and knocked on the bathroom door, “Are you finished?”
Li Zhenruo quickly wiped his face with a towel, “I’m done.”
He went back to the sofa and sat down, turned on the TV with the remote control and stared at it in a daze. Since he became a cat, he has been doing nothing for a long time every day, so he was used to being in a daze.
Sometimes he stared at the garden on the first floor from the top floor and could stare at it all afternoon.
When Li Zhenran came out of the bathroom, Li Zhenruo raised his head and said to him, “Can you give me a shirt to wear?”
He was still wearing the bathrobe from last night. It was not like he could just wear it all day, right? And according to Li Zhenran’s plan, they should go back this afternoon.
This time, Li Zhenran found a shirt and a pair of jeans for Li Zhenruo to put on.
The shirt was fine, but the jeans were too long for him. So he had no choice but to roll up the trouser leg a length.
Li Zhenran still asked Luo Fei to go fishing in the morning.
When Li Zhenruo followed, Luo Fei raised his eyebrows in surprise, and asked Li Zhenran, “You brought a cat yesterday, but today it was replaced by a beautiful young man. What does it mean?”
Li Zhenran said, “My cat has transformed.”
The collar on Li Zhenruo’s neck was so eye-catching that Luo Fei and the others noticed it almost at once.
Feng Junyuan looked at Li Zhenruo with a thoughtful look.
Li Zhenran sat down on the deck chair and prepared his own fishing tools.
Li Zhenruo found that he had no seat, so he asked Li Zhenran, “Where is my seat?”
Li Zhenran didn’t even look at him, “Did you have a seat yesterday?”
He knew that Li Zhenran couldn’t believe him at all and was deliberately making things difficult for him. Li Zhenruo didn’t bother to argue with him and simply sat down beside Li Zhenran’s legs.
After a while, Li Zhenruo felt someone poking his back lightly. He turned his head and saw that it was Feng Junyuan.
Feng Junyuan said to him, “Can I come over and have a word with you?”
Before Li Zhenruo could answer, Li Zhenran’s eyes swept over first.
As he saw this, Luo Fei smiled and said, “Don’t worry, xiao Feng won’t do anything to your cat. Let them go and exchange a few words.”
Only then did Li Zhenran say, “Go ahead.”
Li Zhenruo said to himself, I didn’t need your consent, but when he heard Li Zhenran say this, he still stood up, dusted off his hands, and left with Feng Junyuan.
Li Zhenran glanced at the back of Li Zhenruo leaving.
Luo Fei rested his head on one hand, leaned on the reclining chair, and said, “You are a little absent-minded today.”
Li Zhenran said, “Don’t you think what I said just now is ridiculous? A cat can turn into a human?”
When Luo Fei heard this, he laughed loudly, and said to Li Zhenran, “Do you know what I thought just now?”
Li Zhenran looked at him.
Luo Fei said, “What you said just now sounds like you brought a boy from somewhere to play with, but you were too lazy to make excuses. So you just said something nonsense.”
Li Zhenran’s tone was serious, “What I said is true, I can’t find my cat anymore and Dumpling’s positioning collar is on his neck. The password has not been changed, but the collar’s size has changed.”
Luo Fei pondered for a moment and said, “You mean you think what he said is true?”
Li Zhenran lightly held the fishing rod with both hands, “I don’t believe anything he says. I only believe my own judgment, but I can’t explain the collar thing.”
Luo Fei said to him, “I think what he said might be true.”
Li Zhenran glanced at him and seemed to find it a little funny.
“Zhenran,” Luo Fei said, “Just because you haven’t seen many things in this world doesn’t mean they didn’t happen and didn’t exist, do you understand?”
Li Zhenran leaned forward slightly. He leaned his elbows on his knees, and pressed his slender fingers to his lips, “I agree that because I haven’t seen one that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. You say that there are demons, ghosts and gods in this world, and I think it’s possible. People should not be limited by their own poor imaginations. If my cat ran out and turned into a human but was willing to come back to me, I would be happier than if it just ran away and never came back. But what I want to know now is, if he is really Dumpling, and when will he be able to change back?”
Luo Fei asked, “Why did he become like this?”
Li Zhenran’s tone was not quite sure, “He said it might be because of the rut.”
Luo Fei said with a smile, “I didn’t see him in heat.”
Li Zhenran turned his head to look at Li Zhenruo, who was talking to Feng Junyuan, and said, “His pants are loose, right?”
Luo Fei said, “I’m not an expert on this question, but I can ask xiao Feng to help you.”
Li Zhenran was a little puzzled, “Is he a veterinarian?”
Luo Fei quickly denied it, “Of course not, but he has a relative who is more familiar with this type of feline and can help you ask about it.”
Li Zhenran said, “Help me ask about it. I’ll wait for your answer.”
Luo Fei smiled and nodded.
At this time, Feng Junyuan left a phone number to Li Zhenruo on a note, saying, “If you need any help, you can call this number. His name is Song Jun, and he is one of my kin.”
“Your kin?” Li Zhenruo was a little puzzled.
Feng Junyuan said, “My brother1in here Feng Junyuan is not addressing Song Jun as gege(哥哥) but as xiōngdì(兄弟).”
The word “brother” made Li Zhenruo feel a little uncomfortable. He couldn’t help but look back at Li Zhenran, and then asked Feng Junyuan, “Why do you think I need help?”
Feng Junyuan said, “Why are you able to transform?”
“?” Li Zhenruo didn’t understand what he meant.
Feng Junyuan said, “Didn’t you just take human form last night?”
Li Zhenruo looked at him suspiciously, “Do you really believe what Li Zhenran said?”
If it were him, he would definitely not believe it. He followed Li Zhenran out like this and looked more like Li Zhenran’s little lover who came to him. Then he made a random excuse for Li Zhenruo to evade Luo Fei and him.
He didn’t expect Feng Junyuan to believe it.
Feng Junyuan approached him and seemed to be sniffing him, “The scent is the same, you are yesterday’s Garfield.”
Li Zhenruo held the note in his hand. His expression became more and more puzzled and serious, he asked Feng Junyuan in a low voice, “Are there demon in this world?”
Feng Junyuan actually asked him back, “What do you think you are?”
Li Zhenruo was actually very uncertain and uneasy because he didn’t know what he was. At this time, he felt that Feng Junyuan’s situation was probably not that simple, so he couldn’t help but ask him for help, “What I’m going to tell you, you must not tell Luo Fei, let alone let Li Zhenran know, okay?”
Feng Junyuan nodded, “Okay.”
Li Zhenruo said in a low voice, “I wasn’t originally a cat. I was a human who died in an accident and was then reborn as this kitten. Although I can’t speak in human languages, I have all human memories.”
When Feng Junyuan heard him say this, he didn’t show any surprised expression at all. He said, “So that’s how it is.”
Li Zhenruo looked at him, “Why? I never thought I was a demon in the past.”
Feng Junyuan suddenly stretched out his hand and pressed it against Li Zhenruo’s chest. After a while, he said, “You are not a demon, but this cat’s body is not simple. About what’s going on, I have no way to answer you.”
Li Zhenruo thought that what he said was quite reasonable. Maybe it was the cat that belonged to a demon. But somehow he took over his body, and now he has the ability to turn into a human.
There were still many doubts, so he asked Feng Junyuan, “That brother of yours can know exactly why?”
Feng Junyuan said, “Maybe, I can help you to ask about it to him first, and if you need it, you can try to find him.”
Although Li Zhenruo felt that it might not work, he was very grateful to Feng Junyuan for his willingness to lend a hand, so he said, “Thank you.”
Feng Junyuan shook his head, and when he turned to leave, Li Zhenruo grabbed his arm.
Li Zhenruo asked him, “Am I going to change back?”
Feng Junyuan said, “Your aura is very unstable, and it is indeed very likely that you will change back.”
Li Zhenruo instantly tensed up, “For how long?”
Feng Junyuan shook his head silently, expressing that he did not know.
Li Zhenruo had to let him go and said again, “Thank you.”
It was already the weekend, and tomorrow Li Zhenran has to go back to work in the company, so it was impossible to stay in this villa for a limited time.
During lunch, the manager found Li Zhenran, and apologized again and again, saying that he had asked many questions on the nearby mountains, and no one had seen a yellow-and-white Garfield cat. He really didn’t know where it went.
The manager felt very uneasy and took the initiative to offer compensation to Li Zhenran.
Li Zhenran said, “No need, just leave it alone if it ran away. You’ve done well.”
When the manager left, he couldn’t help but glance at the collar on Li Zhenruo’s neck.
In fact, everyone who saw Li Zhenruo today was looking at the collar on his neck quietly. The collar looked like some kind of impure toy, which symbolizes the abnormal relationship between him and Li Zhenran.
At this point, Li Zhenruo could cut the collar with scissors, regardless of the code, but he didn’t do it. He didn’t want to provoke Li Zhenran.
“Sometimes, when he thinks about it, Li Zhenran’s attitude is actually quite polite, but he calmed down and thought about it. He also wanted to make use of Li Zhenran. With his current status, if he wanted to step into the Li family again, he could only rely on Li Zhenran. So being scolded for a few words was nothing, it didn’t matter if he slept by the bedside, or if he has suffered all kinds of hardships. Now he has nothing to lose.
When he went back, the driver was surprised to find that Mr Li the second who had brought a cat on vacation two days ago, returned with a beautiful young man with a cat collar on his neck today.
The Li driver’s mind was going full speed ahead, and automatically filled in 10,000 words, but he didn’t dare to ask Li Zhenran a word.
Just when Li Zhenruo’s daily utensils were loaded into the car, he couldn’t help but asked Li Zhenran, “Then, what about the cat?”
Li Zhenran said, “He will go back by himself, don’t worry about that.”
The driver was a little dazed and thought that this place was too far from the city. Even if the cat knew the way home, it wouldn’t be able to run back.
But since Li Zhenran said so, he couldn’t care less, so he closed his mouth and got into the car to prepare to drive.
Li Zhenran took Li Zhenruo to say goodbye to Luo Fei and the others. Luo Fei and Feng Junyuan also planned to leave at this time. However, Luo Fei drove by himself, and he only had a few things. He stopped by Li Zhenran for a while and left first after saying goodbye.
Only then did Li Zhenruo follow Li Zhenran into the back seat.
Not long after the driver drove the car out, Li Zhenruo pulled the collar around his neck and said to Li Zhenran, “Can you take it off?”
Li Zhenran said coldly, “Why?”
Li Zhenruo put his finger inside the collar, scratched his neck, and said, “It’s a little itchy after a long time, maybe I’m allergic.”
Li Zhenran said, “Wear it, I still want to see you change back.”
Li Zhenruo cursed in his heart and decided not to bother with Li Zhenran.
Li Zhenran then said, “Come here, I’ll scratch it for you.”
When Li Zhenruo heard the words, he immediately lay his head on Li Zhenran’s lap and asked him to scratch his itch.
The driver looked straight ahead without changing his expression, not knowing what to do.
Li Zhenran stretched his fingers into the middle of the collar and gently helped him scratch his neck, just like he used to do to brush his fur in the past. Li Zhenruo felt that this feeling was comfortable and familiar, so he couldn’t help closing his eyes.
He slept on Li Zhenran’s lap, and when he woke up, he felt that Li Zhenran was still gently ruffling his hair with his fingers. Li Zhenruo suddenly felt warm in his chest, as if someone was tickling him with a feather.
After a while, Li Zhenran stretched out his hand and pulled Li Zhenruo’s ear again, as if he didn’t take him as a human at all, but as the cat.
He couldn’t help but lifted Li Zhenran’s hand, sit up, and asked, “What do I do if you go home?”
Li Zhenran said, “Come home with me.”
Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but be stunned for a moment, “Stop joking. What would your brother think if you brought a man home?”
Although Li Jianglin was not at home, what big or small things at home can escape Li Jianglin’s attention? Li Zhenran brought a man home, and wouldn’t that make Li Jianglin terrified to death? But that way, he would make Li Zhentai and Li Zhenzi in a good mood.
Li Zhenruo had the best relationship with Li Zhentai in the Li family in the past. But now, of course, he hoped that Li Zhenran could get the biggest piece of cake from Li Jianglin.
He didn’t want Li Zhenran’s future to be ruined by him.
Li Zhenran said, “Aren’t you a cat?”
Li Zhenruo said, “Knock it off, you know what I mean.”
Li Zhenran stretched out his hand, put his fingers against his chin and raised his face, “Concerned about me, huh?”
Li Zhenruo said, “You are my master. I still want to eat the best royal cat food and royal dried fish in the future.
Li Zhenran didn’t let go of his hand, but raised his head a little higher with more force and said, “I can feed you those right now.”
Li Zhenruo resisted the urge to roll his eyes, grabbed Li Zhenran’s hand, and said coquettishly, “I still want to live in Buckingham Palace and sleep with the little female cat of the British royal family.”
“Hmph,” Li Zhenran snorted coldly, and let go of his hand.
Li Zhenruo wiped the cold sweat on his forehead and felt that Li Zhenran was a really difficult person to deal with. In the past, it was fine because he didn’t have to talk, but now that they could communicate, it was a bit torturous for the two of them to be together for a long time.
But after he said that, Li Zhenran didn’t have to take him back to Li’s house, but ordered the driver to drive to a residential area in the centre of the city.
These days, who of the Li brothers didn’t have a private house in the city?
It didn’t even matter if it was a serious girlfriend, not to mention a person who they messed around with was definitely impossible to bring to Li’s house, especially when Li Jianglin was at home in the past.
Li Zhenruo also had a private place. When he just moved out of the Li family, he went back to the apartment. He also had some private investments and deposits in his hands, but after his death, they had all been returned to the Li family.
He only knew that Li Zhenran have a private apartment in the past, but this was the first time Li Zhenruo had the opportunity to see it with his own eyes.
The driver drove the car to the underground parking lot of the apartment and asked Li Zhenran whether he should leave the cat’s household utensils here or sent them back to Li’s house.
Li Zhenran said to leave it here first and then asked the driver to wait for him. He had to go back to Li’s house later.
The elevator needed a fingerprint lock. When Li Zhenruo followed Li Zhenran upstairs in the elevator, he asked him, “Are you leaving me here alone?”
Li Zhenran said, “No, I’ll come over too.”
Li Zhenruo suddenly had a strange feeling of being kept in a golden house2it’s an idiom of keeping a mistress tucked away in a luxurious house or apartment.
But Li Jianglin was not there, even if Li Zhenran didn’t go home for a few days, no one would ask about him.
There was only one door to go out of the elevator, and it was still locked by fingerprints. After they entered, Li Zhenruo found that this house has a very good layout and a very modern decoration style. There was only a partition, and one could see the whole house at a glance.
The master bedroom was still in the style of Japanese tatami. The wooden structure around the mattress was raised, and there was no full bed set up there.
There was no secondary bedroom, besides the master bedroom, there was also a study room and a recreational gym. The living room was directly opposite a large semi-circular balcony with bright light.
Li Zhenruo thought of Li Zhenran’s tatami in Li’s house and thought that he probably liked this open and unobstructed style.
Li Zhenran put down his things and said to Li Zhenruo, “I’ll go back and get some things. You stay here and wait for me to come back for dinner.”
Li Zhenruo nodded.
Li Zhenran’s tone was cold and harsh, “Don’t run.”
Li Zhenruo said, “Where am I going to run? I was afraid that if you didn’t want me anymore, I would have nowhere to go.”
Li Zhenran stood by the door and waved to him, “Come here.”
Li Zhenruo walked to him without knowing why, and his lower body was suddenly grabbed by Li Zhenran. He opened his eyes wide and looked at Li Zhenran in shock.
Li Zhenran pinched it and said strangely, “Aren’t you in heat?”
Li Zhenruo was gritting his teeth in anger, so he lunged over and bit Li Zhenran’s shoulder, but he didn’t exert much force. After he bite him, he said to Li Zhenran, “That’s enough. You are going too far.”
Li Zhenran let go of his hand, pointed his finger at Li Zhenruo’s nose and said, “Don’t let me see you hooking up with a female cat. Behave yourself.”
Li Zhenruo replied bitterly, “There is no female cat, you don’t have to worry!”
Only then did Li Zhenran turn around and leave, and at the same time he closed the door hard.
After he left, Li Zhenruo was starting to be more attentive. He tried to open the door but found that Li Zhenran had locked the door from the outside. Now he also needed a fingerprint or a key to open the door.
But he didn’t have either, which was equivalent to being locked in this room by Li Zhenran.
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