Chapter 58

       Li Zhenran was compromising.

       Li Zhenruo could clearly feel it. In fact, he felt that Li Zhenran should be angrier, whether it was him running away from home or the fact that his real identity was Li Zhenruo. Those things were enough to make Li Zhenran angry.

       But Li Zhenran didn’t say anything now, and he didn’t even ask more questions about his soul being Li Zhenruo. Did it mean that Li Zhenran was also afraid? Afraid that he would leave without saying goodbye if he was pressed tightly?

       Just like what Li Zhenran said, he loved him, so he had to compromise. Li Zhenruo didn’t know if he was the one who fell in love first, but maybe Li Zhenran was the one who fell in love more deeply.

       Li Zhenruo was a little stunned.

       When Li Zhenran drove the car to the school gate, Li Zhenruo suddenly asked, “Don’t you think it’s unbelievable? Such things as soul transfer.”

       When he heard this, Li Zhenran looked at him, “I thought the most bizarre time was when you told me you were my cat, including when I saw you turn into a cat in the bathtub with my own eyes, and then I thought, in this world, there are so many things I don’t know. Just because I don’t know that doesn’t mean they don’t exist, it’s just that my knowledge is limited.”

       Li Zhenruo listened to him quietly.

       Li Zhenran continued, “Later I began to doubt your identity, and I thought you might be Li Zhenruo. It was a bit strange and awkward at first, but it was interesting to see you sleeping with me so calmly.”

       Li Zhenruo, “…do you think I’m perverted?”

       Li Zhenran actually smiled, “Of course not, I think you are very interesting.”

       Li Zhenruo said, “I’m a pervert, aren’t you also a pervert? You can still do it knowing I’m Li Zhenruo.”

       “What about Li Zhenruo?” Li Zhenran said, “First of all, we are not related by blood, and secondly, you are both Li Zhenruo and my Dumpling. I don’t think there is any problem.”

       Li Zhenruo was suddenly bashful by his words, opened the door and said, “I’m going.”

       Li Zhenran grabbed his arm, pulled him back, and kissed his lips forcefully.

       The kiss was long overdue, but everything was so familiar and natural. Li Zhenruo raised his hand and wrapped his arms around Li Zhenran’s neck.

       When the kiss was over, Li Zhenran helped him tidy up his clothes and said, “Wait for my call at night.”

       Li Zhenruo gave a “hmm” and lifted his leg to step out of the car.

       After dinner, everyone crowded into Xia Hongshen’s small room, including Erhuang.

       It rained a little in the afternoon, and the ground was still wet, so Long Xing didn’t take Erhuang out for a walk. Erhuang was a little depressed, with his big head on his paws, lying on the ground and looking at the people in the room.

       Xia Hongshen sat in front of his computer desk, looked at Li Zhenruo and said, “If you want to go back, just go back.”

       Li Zhenruo stood by the window with his back against the wall and said, “I’ve caused you so much trouble.”

       “It doesn’t matter,” Feng Junyuan said quickly and softly, “You are very welcome.”

       Although he knew that Feng Junyuan liked his cat form, Li Zhenruo still felt it was strange.

       Song Jun smiled and said, “Today Luo Fei can’t wait to pack his luggage and come to live here, or else he will pack xiao Feng and take him away.”

       As he listened to Song Jun’s words, Li Zhenruo thought that Luo Fei must be angry when he saw him sleeping in the same bed with Feng Junyuan this morning. No wonder he wanted to coax him out to meet Li Zhenran today. He wanted to drive him away, both secretly and explicitly.

       After he figured it out, Li Zhenruo felt that he really should leave. Although Xia Hongshen accepted him as an apprentice, for them, he was an outsider after all. He suddenly broke into their life and added a lot of trouble to them. Li Zhenruo felt apologetic.

       But sometimes when he thought about it, he never felt bad for Li Zhenran, maybe because they were a family since childhood.

       At this time, Long Xing asked, “Are you going to take Erhuang away?”

       Li Zhenruo squatted down, Erhuang immediately ran to him and leaned against him, he touched Erhuang’s head. He thought that he could only bring Erhuang back to Li’s house first, otherwise, Erhuang would definitely think that everyone didn’t want him anymore.

       But when he thought of Zhu Kai, he felt a little bad. He didn’t want to give Erhuang to Zhu Kai again.

       After a moment of distress, Li Zhenruo still said, “I will take it away.”

       Long Xing was a little reluctant. He came over and hugged Erhuang’s head and rubbed it, and said to Li Zhenruo, “Bring it back to play often.”

       Li Zhenruo nodded, “Okay.”

       After nine o’clock, Li Zhenruo received a call from Li Zhenran, saying that he was waiting for him downstairs.

       After hanging up the phone, Li Zhenruo took a look out of the window and saw Li Zhenran’s car parked on the side of the road, while Li Zhenran was standing beside the door and looking forward.

       He looked in the direction of Li Zhenran’s eyes, and Li Zhenruo noticed that there was a person standing on the side of the road not far from Li Zhenran’s parking place. It turned out to be Shen Luming.

       Shen Luming was standing on the side of the road, his eyes turned towards the second floor. When Li Zhenruo looked over, he happened to be looking at him.

       Li Zhenruo was startled, turned around subconsciously and hid behind the wall, and said to Xia Hongshen, “Master, that person is here! Does he want to get his body back?”

       When he heard what Li Zhenruo said, Xia Hongshen stood up and looked out the window. Sure enough, he saw Shen Luming.

       Shen Luming seemed to come back to his senses suddenly and saw someone looking at him by the window. He felt that it was not good for him to keep staring there, so he turned and left.

       Xia Hongshen thought about it and said to Li Zhenruo, “He doesn’t seem to realize that this is his body. You don’t have to be too nervous. I’ll try him for you when I have a chance.”

       Li Zhenruo wished he could hug Xia Hongshen’s thigh and say “Master, I love you”, but he was sure that Xia Hongshen would kick him away, so he could only fold his fist and sincerely say, “Thank you, Master!”

       Xia Hongshen waved his hand, “You can go now.”

       Li Zhenruo led Erhuang downstairs and it trotted two-step past when he saw Li Zhenran, Erhuang was much more excited than him. He walked like a fly to pounce on Li Zhenran but was pulled by Li Zhenruo.

       Li Zhenran watched him run over, pulled his collar for him, and said, “Whose clothes are you wearing?”

       Li Zhenruo’s clothes belonged to Feng Junyuan. Although Dr. xiao Feng was a good-looking person, he looked good in whatever clothes he wore, but of course, it wasn’t on the same level as the clothes he bought himself.

       The weather was getting colder day by day. Li Zhenran helped him pull up his collar and said, “Let’s go back.”

       Li Zhenruo stuffed Erhuang into the back seat, got into the passenger seat, and saw Li Zhenran leaning over to help him fasten his seat belt.

       He thought that Li Zhenran would ask about Shen Luming, but he didn’t ask until Li Zhenran started the car and drove away from the school.

       Li Zhenruo couldn’t sit still, he asked Li Zhenran, “Did you see that boy just now?”

       “Well,” Li Zhenran stared at the front, “What?”

       Li Zhenruo said, “Aren’t you curious about his identity?”

       Li Zhenran smiled when he heard the words, “If you want to say it, just say it.”

       Li Zhenruo suddenly felt that he had hurt Li Zhenran’s heart, so Li Zhenran didn’t even want to ask him more, and so he could only say, “That person is probably a cat.”

       Li Zhenran said, “I remember you said last time that man was a demon, and he was also a cat demon?”

       “It’s not that simple,” Li Zhenruo said, “He is probably the owner of my current body.”

       This time, Li Zhenran frowned and looked at him, “What do you mean?”

       Li Zhenruo shook his head, “I’m not sure now, but I’m always worried. If he is the original owner and if he wanted to take his body back, what should I do?”

       Li Zhenran couldn’t help but pull over to the side of the road, “You say there is a possibility that he will take the body back? But isn’t your original body already gone?”

       Li Zhenruo nodded, “So I have to be quick, I need to know if it was Li Zhentai who killed me or not.”

       Li Zhenran frowned tightly, “What if you know? Li Zhentai killed you, and if you kill Li Zhentai to take revenge, then it wouldn’t matter if you return your body to him?”

       Li Zhenruo was stunned and suddenly understood why Li Zhenran asked such a question. He could only say, “Of course not, if possible, I also hope to be with you all the time, but there are too many unknowns for me in the future.”

       If he hadn’t somehow gotten this body, how would he have had the opportunity to say such things to Li Zhenran here today?

       At this time, Li Zhenruo saw a traffic policeman coming toward them on a motorcycle from a distance, so he said to Li Zhenran, “Drive first, let’s go back and talk about it.”

       Li Zhenran also knew that this was not a suitable place to talk, so he patted the steering wheel with his hands a little irritably, and started the car.

       Back at Li’s house, it was inconvenient for Li Zhenruo to appear in a human form again, and he was taken down by Li Zhenran in the form of a kitten.

       Erhuang also got out of the car and looked very excited when he got home. As soon as he let go of the rope, it turned around inside and out and then ran to the gate to look into the living room, as if looking for Zhu Kai.

       However, in the end, it still failed to find Zhu Kai, and its jumping pace slowed down, dragging its tail towards the kennel.

       When Wang Ma saw Li Zhenran come back with the cat in his arms, she hurriedly greeted him. He didn’t know how Li Zhenran explained the disappearance of both the cat and the dog. Anyway, as soon as Wang Ma saw Li Zhenruo, she sighed and said, “Hey, you stupid cat, where did you go? Where is better than home? Is it in heat? Zhenran, aren’t you thinking about castrating it?”

       Li Zhenruo shivered with fright at the word ‘castrate’, and he retracted into Li Zhenran’s arms and looked up at him.

       Li Zhenran smiled at Wang Ma and said, “It’s fine, it slipped out and suffered some hardships outside.”

       Wang Ma said, “It’s not the first time. I’d better pay more attention in the future. Why do you still think it’s okay? As a result, after raising it for so long, it is still not mature.”

       After he heard these words, Li Zhenruo suddenly felt a little sad, he rested his head on Li Zhenran’s chest and didn’t want to move.

       When they entered the room, Li Jianglin actually came out of the room, saw Li Zhenran holding his cat, and said, “You got it back?”

       “En,” Li Zhenran replied, “It’s all right, just hungry and thinner.”

       Li Jianglin stared at Li Zhenruo for a while, and said, “That’s not obvious.” Then he said, “It’s good that it’s back, so you don’t have to keep thinking about it.”

       Li Zhenran said to him, “Dad, you rest early, I’ll go upstairs first.”

       “Hm,” Li Jianglin responded, and walked into the room on crutches.

       When Li Zhenran carried Li Zhenruo upstairs, the door of Li Zhentai’s room on the second floor opened, and Wen Chun came out of the room and asked, “Have you found Dumpling?”

       He stopped. Li Zhenran stood at the entrance of the stairs and said to Wen Chun, “Yes, sister-in-law.”

       Wen Chun smiled, “That’s good.” She came over and touched Li Zhenruo’s head.

       Li Zhenran asked her, “Eldest brother hasn’t come back yet?”

       The smile on Wen Chun’s face remained unchanged, and she said, “He’s usually not that early.” Then, he said to Li Zhenran, “Then you should rest early, I’ll go back to my room.”

       Li Zhenran nodded, “Thank you.”

       Wen Chun turned around and went back to the room. It seemed that she heard the voice of Li Zhenran coming back and came out to greet him out of courtesy.

       Li Zhenran continued to go upstairs, returned to the room on the third floor, bent down and put Li Zhenruo on the ground, then reached out and closed the door.

       Li Zhenruo stood on the floor and looked at him.

       Li Zhenran took off his coat and threw it by the bed, and walked to the bathroom while unbuttoning his shirt.

       Li Zhenruo couldn’t hold back and follow, and when Li Zhenran pushed the door closed, he raised his small paw to block it. Fortunately, Li Zhenran didn’t use too much force, and the door was blocked by Li Zhenruo.

       When he saw that the door was not closed, Li Zhenran didn’t care, and took off all the clothes on his body and turned on the shower.

       Li Zhenruo straightened up on the edge of the bathtub and looked at him for a while. He then transformed into a human figure and stepped in to hug Li Zhenran from behind, with his arms around his waist and his head on his shoulders.

       “What do you think I should do?” Li Zhenruo said, “I don’t know what will happen to me in the next moment? Even if he doesn’t ask for his body back, maybe after ten years or so, my life as a cat will come to an end and I won’t be able to be by your side.”

       Li Zhenran was silent and did not move.

       Li Zhenruo hugged him tighter, “So you should stop being angry with me, okay?” He became more and more at a loss, not knowing how much time he had left.

       Li Zhenran grabbed his hand to let Li Zhenruo release him, and while Li Zhenruo was slightly stunned, Li Zhenran turned around and raised his face with one hand and kissed him lightly.

       When he saw this, Li Zhenruo hugged Li Zhenran and kissed him fiercely.

       The hot water was constantly flushing on them, but the traces of passion were difficult to be completely washed away.

       Li Zhenruo felt that he was very strange. In front of Li Zhenran, he always seemed to be a pure and innocent teenager, and he would easily forget himself.

       When he lay on the bed, Li Zhenruo didn’t fall asleep for a long time. He turned over to face Li Zhenran and looked at his silhouette in the dark.

       After a while, Li Zhenran asked him, “What?”

       Only then did he realize that Li Zhenran was not asleep either, so he leaned on his shoulder and said, “I have a photo…”


       Li Zhenruo said, “It should be a photo of my mother and my biological father.”

       Li Zhenran seemed a little surprised to hear this and looked at Li Zhenruo.

       Li Zhenruo continued, “I was thinking that Li Zhentai, who suspected my identity and stole my bloodstains to do a paternity test, could have met my real father.”

       “Why do you think so?” Li Zhenran asked.

       Li Zhenruo said, “Because he looks a lot like me, and standing with my mother, you can almost think of it when you look at the photo. I’m just guessing, maybe their group photo is not the only one.”

       Li Zhenran reached out and touched his head, “I can check it for you.”

       Li Zhenruo was quiet for a while and asked Li Zhenran, “How do you know that I am Li Zhenruo? Have been monitoring my whereabouts?”

       Li Zhenran confessed, “Not all the time, but I checked.”

       Li Zhenruo was a little sad, “I knew it.”

       Li Zhenran said, “You lied to me first.”

       “Okay,” Li Zhenruo reached out to hold his face, “I didn’t mention it, but Li Zhenran is actually quite petty.”

       Li Zhenran’s face was squeezed out of shape by him, and it was a bit funny, but he still said expressionlessly, “Didn’t you know it from the first day?”

       Li Zhenruo looked at him and smiled, kissed his lips and said, “I just didn’t know you were so childish before.”

       Li Zhenran snorted and reached out and pressed his head against his chest.

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  1. Sherry

    I never asked before I thought it would eventually be clarified, but what does it mean for Zhenruo to return his body? It’s not like Shen Luming is a floating soul/spirit without a body, he is a handsome college student living his life like normal? What will happen to the body Shen has now then?

    • hoenimochi

      At that moment what it meant for Zhenruo to return his body means that Zhenruo would pass away properly and the current body (the college student) will be returned to Shen Luming as he is now the host of the body. In here I believed the reaaally OG owner of the body is dead already leaving the body unoccupied and that’s why Shen Luming soul can enter his body

      It’s like this
      Zhenruo (soul/no body) -> Shen Luming (soul/body) -> Boy (no soul/body)

  2. We wen

    I feel bad for Erhuang 🙁

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