Uncle Luo’s full name was Luo Yunguang. Before Li Jianglin made a fortune, Luo Yunguang had been following and working for him and was loyal all his life.
Li Zhenruo still remembered that when he was young, Luo Yunguang went in and out of Li’s house every day, and then suddenly disappeared one day. When he asked, Li Jianglin said that Uncle Luo wanted to retire and went back to his hometown with his wife.
After that, there was no news about Luo Yunguang.
They drove back to the city where they left in the morning and stayed at the hotel.
Li Zhenran sat on the edge of the bed and made several calls in succession, asking someone to help him track Luo Yunguang’s whereabouts.
Li Zhenruo was lying on the bed with his head resting on his arm and looked at him without saying a word.
When Li Zhenran finished the call and waited for news, he reached out and stroked Li Zhenruo’s hair and asked him, “What’s the matter? Didn’t you already know about some of those things?”
The fact that Li Zhenruo was not Li Jianglin’s son was no secret for a long time. Even now that Li Jianglin knew this in his heart at the beginning, Li Zhenran seemed to think that it should not have such a big impact on Li Zhenruo’s emotions.
“I was just thinking…” Li Zhenruo said slowly, “He knew that I was not his son, why did he kick me out of the Li family at that time?”
Li Zhenran’s thumb gently rubbed his forehead, “Maybe he doesn’t want others to know.”
Li Zhenruo raised his head a little to look at him.
Li Zhenran said, “Look, he hasn’t told us about this until now, and he may not plan to let others know in the future.”
Li Zhenruo covered his face with his hands when he heard the words, “But I still feel bad. It’s obviously not my fault, but I ended up being the one who was abandoned.”
“It wasn’t your fault in the first place,” Li Zhenran said, holding Li Zhenruo’s arm and half dragging him onto his lap, facing him face to face, “No matter what, it’s not your fault, you are not to blame.”
Li Zhenruo looked up at him.
Li Zhenran bent down and kissed his lips gently.
After a while, Li Zhenran’s cell phone rang. He answered the phone, listened quietly to the person on the other side, and hung up after two minutes.
Li Zhenruo had been waiting for him.
When the phone hung up, Li Zhenran looked at Li Zhenruo and said, “Uncle Luo didn’t go back to his hometown after he left, and those old brothers in the past didn’t know where he went. They said that if he wanted to check his whereabouts, only Dad might know.”
Li Zhenruo was a little surprised.
Li Zhenran said to him, “We can only go back first. There is no way to rush this matter. I will let people check his whereabouts slowly, and there will always be news.”
Li Zhenruo thought about it. There was no better way at present, so he stretched out his arms to hug Li Zhenran’s waist and nodded.
He was not in a good mood. He always felt that this matter was not that simple, but he had simply become a victim. Not only did he not know who killed him, but now he even became more and more confused about why he died.
On the way home, he was a little lethargic, and on the highway, he suddenly and silently changed back to the appearance of a cat, slumped on the seat and didn’t want to move.
At first, Li Zhenran planned to drive directly back to the apartment in the city, so as not to let the rest of the family know that they had returned, but Li Zhenruo said that he wanted to go back to the Li family.
He was very frustrated, but he had no plans to give up. Only the closer he was to Li Jianglin, the closer he could get to the truth.
It was still afternoon when they got home, and Li Jianglin was in a rare good mood, so he took dog biscuits and fed Erhuang.
Li Zhenran parked the car in the garage, and when he got out of the car, he saw that Li Zhenruo was still unmoving on the seat. He reached out and grabbed one of his cat legs to pull him out. Li Zhenruo reacted very quickly and hugged Li Zhenran’s arm with his front paws, and was taken out of the car by him.
Because Li Jianglin noticed his car coming in just now, Li Zhenran carried Li Zhenruo and didn’t go back to the house, but went around to the front of the kennel and greeted Li Jianglin, “Dad.”
“Back so soon?” Li Jianglin asked without looking back.
Li Zhenran just responded, “Um.”
Erhuang originally concentrated on asking Li Jianglin for dog biscuits, but seeing Li Zhenruo seemed distracted, he first wagged his tail to show affection to Li Zhenran and then wanted to jump up and touch Li Zhenruo.
Li Zhenran reached out and stroked Erhuang’s head, and said to Li Jianglin, “I’ll go in first.”
But unexpectedly Li Jianglin said, “Wait a minute, I have something to tell you.”
When he heard this, Li Zhenran had to stop, and so he also put Li Zhenruo on the ground.
As Erhuang saw this, he immediately circled around Li Zhenruo excitedly. Li Zhenruo was listless, hugged Erhuang’s leg with his paws, and rubbed his face between his fluffy dog hair. Erhuang actually fell down, his body formed a circle, and Li Zhenruo was placed in the middle, letting him lie on top of him.
Li Jianglin said, “You went out alone?”
Li Zhenran put both hands in his trouser pockets and replied, “Yes.”
Li Jianglin asked him, “Have you thought it over?”
Li Zhenran was originally looking at Li Zhenruo lying in Erhuang’s arms, and when he heard the words, he looked at Li Jianglin, “What should I think clearly?”
Li Zhenruo raised his head and looked at the two of them.
Li Jianglin leaned on crutches with both hands and stood up straight, “A young man, is it worth it?”
Li Zhenran didn’t speak.
Li Jianglin sighed, “You’ve put in a lot of effort to make Yunlin what it is today. Some words may not be appropriate to say now, but among the three brothers, you are the one I valued the most, and I don’t want you to get together with a man, much less to give up your career easily for a man.”
“Dad,” Li Zhenran said, “I never thought about giving up my career for anyone, and whoever I’m with should not affect my career.”
Li Jianglin snorted softly, “You will not have a stable family, nor will you have children, your private life will be noticed by the media, and everything in the future may be magnified and exposed to the public’s attention. Even a slight breeze may have an impact on Yunlin’s reputation.”
Li Zhenran replied, “It’s possible, but none of these will affect me. I believe that even so, Yunlin will develop better in my hands than in the hands of the eldest brother and the third child. The eldest brother married a woman, but he doesn’t have a stable family. I can’t say anything about the third one, but if he doesn’t change his nature, it’s probably difficult to have a stable family. Many things are too much for you to think about, it should not be so complicated.”
Li Zhenruo had never heard Li Zhenran say these words, and he was a little stunned.
Li Zhenran continued, “As for children, I don’t really care. I didn’t think that in the future, it would be my children who would inherit Yunlin. It could be the children of the eldest brother, or the children of the third child. I will not live for children in this life, I want to just think about my own life.”
Li Jianglin was silent for a long time, and said, “Maybe what you said makes sense, but I still won’t agree.”
Li Zhenran was also quiet for a moment, and he asked Li Jianglin, “Will you disown me as your son because of this?”
Li Jianglin didn’t seem to expect that he would ask this question, and immediately replied, “No.” He really won’t, even if Li Zhenran did such a dirty thing, he never thought of disowning him.
Li Zhenran took a deep breath and said, “Then I can not want Yunlin for him.”
Li Jianglin looked a little surprised, his brows furrowed and he looked at him.
Li Zhenran said, “I can start a business by myself, or I can go to work for others. Since I already had the education and work experience, I believe it is not difficult to find a job that can support myself.”
Li Jianglin’s voice was a little angry, “Is this how you treat your hard work on Yunlin?”
Li Zhenran looked at Li Jianglin and shook his head slowly, “Dad, you shouldn’t treat Yunlin like this. Although the third child’s heart is not in Yunlin, I still want to persuade you that you rather give Yunlin to the third than to the eldest brother. It’s not Yunlin that I worked hard for, it’s you that have worked hard for Yunlin your whole life, you should be more careful.”
Li Jianglin clenched his crutches and leaned hard on the ground.
Li Zhenran said, “Dad, it’s windy here. I’ll help you go in and rest.”
Li Jianglin’s chest heaved and he shook his head, “No need.” After he said that, he turned around and walked towards the house.
Li Zhenruo couldn’t help standing up and looking in the direction where Li Jianglin left.
In the evening, Li Zhentai had entertainment outside and did not come back for dinner, and the atmosphere at home seemed a bit dull.
Before dinner, Li Zhenruo was lying on the chair and stared blankly at Li Jianglin. Li Jianglin had just come out of the study, stood at the door and unbuttoned a button on his neckline.
Zhu Kai just came back from the outside and glanced at Li Jianglin, “Dinner is ready?”
Li Jianglin was upset and didn’t want to pay attention to him. He frowned and didn’t speak. He walked towards the dining room by himself.
Zhu Kai saw Li Zhenruo and said strangely, “The second child is back?” After he said that, he walked directly to the chair Li Zhenruo was lying on, stretched out his hand and grabbed his leg, “Fat cat?”
Li Zhenruo didn’t intend to be polite to him, and his sharp claws lit up and grabbed at his face.
Zhu Kai also reacted quickly and took a step back to avoid it, but he was still startled and raised his legs to kick Li Zhenruo down.
Before that, Li Zhenruo jumped down and ran towards Li Zhenran who had just come downstairs.
Li Zhenran picked him up and said, “Let’s eat.”
Li Jianglin walked to the dining table and sat down. His phone suddenly rang. He answered the call, and the person on the other end said something in a hurry.
Li Zhenruo noticed that Li Jianglin’s face was getting worse and worse. After a while, he hung up the phone, raised his head and said to Li Zhenran, “Your younger brother has an affair with a married actress and was caught on camera by a reporter.”
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Everyone is paying attention to Zhenruo’s date of birth. In the beginning, he said that he was twenty-three years old. It took me a long time to count the number of days to confirm that he was born in 1992 and this year he is exactly twenty-three years old.
Tsk tsk tsk, when will Zhenzi grow up?
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