Chapter 57

       Li Zhenruo wanted to find Xia Hongshen and the others, but couldn’t find them after walking around the venue. In the end, he could only call Xia Hongshen and said that he had something urgent to do now and would be back at night.

       After Xia Hongshen hung up the phone, he looked at Luo Fei coldly, and said, “You are plotting against my apprentice.”

       Luo Fei shrugged his shoulders innocently, “Your disciple willingly did it himself, I was just entrusted by my friend to let them both have a chance to sit down and talk calmly.”

       Li Zhenran drove, and Li Zhenruo sat in the passenger seat. When they left the coffee shop, Li Zhenran said he was going to find Zhu Kai now.

       Li Zhenruo looked out the window in silence.

       Li Zhenran asked him, “What? Nervous?”

       “Hmm?” Li Zhenruo turned around and did not answer the question.

       Li Zhenran stared at the front, “He was a good friend you grew up with.”

       When he heard this, Li Zhenruo unconsciously propped up the seat cushion with his hands, straightened his back, and said, “It wasn’t a big deal.” After he said that, he silently called Li Zhenran’s name, “Li Zhenran.”

       Li Zhenran turned his head to look at him.

       Li Zhenruo continued, “Do you all know that my death was not an accident?”

       Li Zhenran was quiet for a moment and said, “I don’t know. I just guess.”

       Although he knew in his heart that there was no relationship between Li Zhenran and him at that time and if Li Zhenran died, he might not be so sad. However, he still felt a little uncomfortable at this time

       Li Zhenran rested his left elbow by the window, rubbed his lips with his fingers, and said, “At first someone gave Dad the appraisal to the point you’re sure you’re not Dad’s real son and leave the Li family. For a while, Dad was very angry. He was angry not because you are not his son, but angry that some of the brothers were behind the scenes.”

       Li Zhenruo was a little stunned, wondering if this proved that Li Jianglin actually still thought of him as a son in mind.

       Li Zhenran said, “Actually, didn’t you notice? Dad still loves his youngest son the most.”

       Li Zhenruo shook his head, “I don’t think so.”

       Li Zhenran chuckled, “That’s something you haven’t seen before. When I was a child, Dad was strict with the eldest. Then as I got older, after having the third and you, he had become much gentler.”

       Li Zhenruo found that he couldn’t imagine it, but what Li Zhenran said might be true. Perhaps it was because Li Jianglin was too strict with Li Zhentai that created Li Zhentai’s current slightly cowering personality.

       However, he didn’t feel how gentle Li Jianglin was to him. He thought that if it wasn’t for the lack of love from his parents and brothers when he was a child, he might not be so attached to the little warmth that Li Zhenran gave him now. In his bones, he probably needed such a man to pamper him like a child.

       Li Zhenran drove to a five-star hotel in the city. In fact, Li Zhenruo knew about this hotel. Zhu Kai had a good relationship with the hotel’s young master. Previously, he had also thought about the fact that Zhu Kai might go here before, but he didn’t have time to investigate it himself.

       The car was parked at the entrance of the hotel. Li Zhenran got out of the car and handed the key to the parking staff. When Li Zhenruo came over, he held his undershirt with his palm and said, “Follow me.”

       When he thought of what he was about to face, Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but speed up.

       As they walked into the hall, someone came over and gave a door card to Li Zhenran, and told him the room number. Li Zhenran nodded and walked with Li Zhenruo towards the elevator.

       While waiting for the elevator to go up, Li Zhenran asked Li Zhenruo, “If you are sure that Zhu Kai did it, what would you do?”

       Li Zhenruo looked at the moving numbers and said, “At least I need to know why.”

       When they got out of the elevator, the two slowed down and walked to Zhu Kai’s room. Li Zhenran opened the door with the key card.

       It was almost twelve o’clock in the morning, and Zhu Kai was still lying on the bed and didn’t get up. He probably thought it was room service, so he lay down on the bed and said with some displeasure, “Who is it? Don’t you know someone is here? Why did you just come in!”

       “Zhu Kai,” Li Zhenran walked inside while calling his name.

       Li Zhenruo followed behind Li Zhenran, entered the guest room, and saw Zhu Kai sitting up from the bed, staring at them with a topless body.

       Zhu Kai’s hair was still messy, and his brows were wrinkled tightly. He didn’t seem very nervous when he saw the two of them. He just reached out to ruffle his hair and said, “What’s wrong? It’s early in the morning.”

       Li Zhenran walked to the edge of the bed and looked at him condescendingly.

       Zhu Kai scratched his face again and asked Li Zhenran, “Did the old man ask you to come to me? He still hasn’t gotten over it?”

       Li Zhenran didn’t answer him.

       Zhu Kai then said, “It’s his own son who hooked up with his daughter-in-law. I just accidentally took a photo, why does it matter to me?”

       Li Zhenruo looked at Zhu Kai and wondered if it was because his life was too chaotic during this time, that he had probably lost weight again, and his long dyed blond hair that was dr4p3d over his shoulders looked a bit dull.

       He thought he was very familiar with this man, but now he realized that he didn’t know him at all.

       Zhu Kai also saw Li Zhenruo at this time, looked at Li Zhenran and said, “You are also bold enough to not be afraid of being photographed by me and handed it over to the old man to let him know that you are fooling around with men?”

       Li Zhenran said indifferently, “Do as you please. I’m not here to ask about Li Zhenzi I’m here to ask you about Li Zhenruo.”

       Zhu Kai’s expression became a little strange for a moment. He glanced at Li Zhenruo behind Li Zhenran again and asked, “Why do you want to ask about Li Zhenruo? He—” Zhu Kai raised his head in the direction of Li Zhenruo, “What is his relationship with Li Zhenruo?”

       Before Li Zhenran spoke, Li Zhenruo said, “It doesn’t matter what relationship I have with Li Zhenruo, but I’m very curious about your relationship with Li Zhenruo, and why did you harm him?”

       Zhu Kai heard the words and laughed, “Oh, let me put on my clothes first, I don’t mind being naked, but I’m afraid you don’t want to see it.” After he said that, he pulled the quilt away, and he was indeed naked underneath.

       As a result, both Li Zhenran and Li Zhenruo looked at him without changing their faces. Li Zhenran didn’t care, but Li Zhenruo did not look at Zhu Kai’s naked body.

       Nevertheless, when Zhu Kai walked over to the TV cabinet to get his clothes on, no one stopped him.

       Zhu Kai slowly put on the clothes, buttoned them carefully, and zipped them up. He then suddenly turned around and ran towards the outside.

       Li Zhenran reacted quickly and chased after him, but the one who reacted faster than Li Zhenran was Li Zhenruo.

       Zhu Kai had just run into the corridor when he was kicked from behind by Li Zhenruo, and then Li Zhenruo pressed his entire body on top of him. He pressed Zhu Kai’s head heavily on the ground with his arms.

       Zhu Kai took a breath and said, “Don’t mess around, there are surveillance cameras in this corridor.”

       Li Zhenruo pulled him up and said, “If you don’t run, I won’t mess around.” After that, he grabbed Zhu Kai’s arm and pulled him back to the room.

       Li Zhenran stood at the door of the room, slightly surprised.

       However, Li Zhenruo moved his wrist, recalling the explosive power he had just now, and felt that he might have changed a bit. These days, he had been absorbing the spiritual energy of heaven and earth according to the method taught by Xia Hongshen. Over time, the spiritual energy in his body had become more and more abundant, and the most obvious thing he felt was probably the change in his physical strength.

       Just like when he pressed Zhu Kai’s head just now, Zhu Kai clearly felt that a strong force and he couldn’t break free.

       Zhu Kai sat down on the chair in front of the dresser, faced them, and said, “Tell me, what do you want to know?”

       Li Zhenran sat silently beside the bed.

       Li Zhenruo asked him, “Why did you set Li Zhenruo up? At that time, it was you who asked someone to find the tissue with blood from Li Zhenruo’s room for the DNA test, right?”

       Zhu Kai was a little amused, “What set up? Li Zhenruo was not Li Jianglin’s son at first, I just helped them with scientific confirmation. What kind of set-up is that?”

       Li Zhenruo asked coldly, “Well, how do you know that Li Zhenruo is not Li Jianglin’s son? Why do you do such a thing?”

       Zhu Kai looked him up and down, then turned to Li Zhenran, “Do you want to know or does he want to know?”

       Li Zhenran answered him calmly, “It’s all the same, what he wants to know is what I want to know.”

       “Tsk—” Zhu Kai clicked his lips and said, “Well then, since you know so much, I’m not afraid to tell you. How do I know that Li Zhenruo is not Li Jianglin’s biological son? Because that’s what Li Zhentai told me, and why did I take his blood for identification, because there was a deal between me and Li Zhentai, and he asked me to get it for him.”

       Li Zhenruo looked at Zhu Kai, obviously not believing what he said, and pursued, “What deal?”

       Zhu Kai snorted, “Of course, I won’t tell you.”

       Li Zhenruo asked him, “If he had such a deal with you, why did you do such a thing at his wedding?”

       Zhu Kai looked up, “Because he unilaterally broke our deal, I want to get revenge on him. Oh right, don’t ask me what the deal is, I won’t say it.”

       Having said that, Zhu Kai said impatiently, “I will only answer your last question now, and you can leave after asking.”

       Li Zhenruo didn’t get angry when he heard the words, but approached Zhu Kai and asked word per word, “You said that day you knew a secret of the Li family. What is the secret?”

       Zhu Kai looked at him and said after a while, “The secret I know is that Li Zhenruo may not have died at all.”

       Li Zhenruo didn’t expect Zhu Kai to say such a sentence, and his pupils shrank suddenly.

       Zhu Kai even took the opportunity to kiss him.

       When Li Zhenran saw this, he got up from the bed and kicked the chair sitting under Zhu Kai’s buttocks. Zhu Kai almost fall to the ground and complained, “So petty.”

       Li Zhenruo felt that Zhu Kai didn’t tell the truth, or based on what he knew about Zhu Kai, he knew that Zhu Kai must have concealed a lot of things. However, Zhu Kai was someone who neither listen to reason nor bowed to force. He spoke and did things based on his mood. If he said he won’t say anything, he would definitely not say anything. It was useless to tie him up and beat him.

       Li Zhenran didn’t speak and just waited for him quietly.

       Li Zhenruo took a deep breath, stood there for a while, and said to Li Zhenran, “Let’s go.”

       When they were about to leave Zhu Kai’s room one after another, Li Zhenruo remembered something, turned around and said to Zhu Kai, “Your dog is with me.”

       This was the sentence that made Zhu Kai react the most today. He stood up suddenly and asked, “Give it back to me?”

       Li Zhenruo felt a little funny, “Since you miss it, you are willing to leave it unattended for so long? Of course, I won’t do anything to it, but if you’re honest with me, I’ll consider bringing it out to you.”

       “Everything I say is the truth,” Zhu Kai said.

       Li Zhenruo looked at him with a cold smile, “Didn’t you say that Li Zhenruo is not dead? He will know if you are telling the truth.”

       After Li Zhenruo said that, he pulled Li Zhenran’s arm, “Let’s go.”

       Until they entered the elevator, Li Zhenruo still frowned tightly.

       Li Zhenran put his hands in his trouser pockets and asked him, “Although he didn’t tell the truth, you still know what you want to know, right?”

       Li Zhenruo said, “What I need to be sure of most is whether Li Zhentai is the one behind this matter.”

       Li Zhenran said, “Are you sure now?”

       In fact, Li Zhenruo had always been very sure. He just had some things that had not been sorted out. It was easy to kill Li Zhentai to take revenge, but he didn’t want to be so confused in this life. The feeling of being kept in the dark was too uncomfortable.

       At this moment, Li Zhenran suddenly took his hand, leaned into his ear and said in a low voice, “Do you want to kill him for revenge?”

       Li Zhenruo was stunned for a moment and looked up at Li Zhenran. He was not sure if Li Zhenran was joking, because Li Zhenran’s expression would not be too expressive even when he was serious or joking.

       Li Zhenruo could only say, “Even if I want to kill him, I also have to know if he is the one who bought someone to kill me, right? In fact, Zhu Kai is right about the identification, it is not a set-up. It is a fact, it was still too much to kill Li Zhentai for this.”

       When the elevator reached the first floor, Li Zhenran took Li Zhenruo’s hand and walked outside.

       Li Zhenruo was half a step behind him, looked at his back, and couldn’t help but see if anyone around was paying attention to them. There should still be some, but no one has been staring at it blatantly.

       After getting in the car, Li Zhenran asked Li Zhenruo, “Are you going back?”

       Li Zhenruo hesitated and said, “I still have to go back to my master first, otherwise they will be worried.”

       “Master?” Li Zhenran frowned slightly.

       Li Zhenruo thought he would object, but he just said, “Okay, I’ll come to pick you up tonight.”

Remember that Li Zhenruo is calling Xia Hongshen master because he was Xia Hongshen’s disciple.
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  1. sherry

    Thank you very much for all the chapters so far.
    I’m reading the webtoon and was really disappointed when I realized it was discontinued 🙁
    I looked for the novel without any hope whatsoever, but was surprised to discover it had actually been translated!
    Thank you so much again!

    I really hope we are not going the route “your soul-less body is actually sleeping in a hospital”, this was really overused along the years by too many authors. That, and Li Zhenruo being a demon cat and now developing powers is one of the main attractive points of this story, it won’t be the same if his identity changed back.

  2. Lilbon

    He forgot he called zhu kai before 🤣🤣🤣


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