In fact, in Luo Yunguang’s opinion, not only should Li Zhenran not let this secret out, he probably didn’t even want to know it.
Up to now, it was not only Li Zhenruo who was not Li Jianglin’s biological son, but all the brothers in the Li family were not Li Jianglin’s biological sons. Although it was true that everyone seemed to return to the same starting point, and that no one took advantage and no one suffers losses, but this also meant another thing, that was, once Li Jianglin had hardened his heart, he would not be merciful to anyone, just like Li Zhenruo who was kicked out of the house at the beginning.
Luo Yunguang’s remark was not a threat, but just a statement of what he thought was a fact.
Li Zhenran calmed down from the initial shock and frowned silently at this time.
Li Zhenruo was still holding Li Zhenran’s arm and looked at him worriedly.
Luo Yunguang said to him, “I only know as much as you want to know, and you really don’t need to ask about other things, just go back. Let’s all pretend not to know about this matter. How about you just return and be the magnificent and well off second young master of the Li family?”
Li Zhenran patted the back of Li Zhenruo’s hand and nodded, “Uncle Luo, thank you.”
Luo Yunguang lowered his head and slowly peeled off the soil on his fingers, and said to Li Zhenran, “Your father is old, it is not easy for him to raise you all. You are all children that your parents don’t want. Without him, you would all be orphans, and who knows what kind of hard life you’ll be living now, or where would you be today?”
These words were not pleasant, but Li Zhenruo felt that he was telling the truth. Without Li Jianglin, it was not certain that Zhao Yuqiong would have given birth to him after being abandoned, and even if she had, Zhao Yuqiong would not have had that long to raise him. As Luo Yunguang said, he might have become a wandering orphan.
But as a wandering orphan, he might not be killed early, even if he went to work for others, he might marry a wife and live a stable life in the future.
Right now, Li Zhenruo could no longer easily judge what was better for him, and his feelings for Li Jianglin became more and more complicated. It would be great if Li Jianglin’s purpose in adopting them at the beginning was just to want a few children and be an ordinary father, not to choose a qualified heir from among them.
Everything they wanted to know from Luo Yunguang was clear. At this time, Luo Yunguang’s wife invited them to have breakfast together, but Li Zhenran and Li Zhenruo lost their appetite.
Luo Yunguang didn’t express any more reservations about their leaving, and he probably didn’t want to stop them from leaving either.
Li Zhenran came out of Luo’s house and always looked preoccupied.
Li Zhenruo wanted to say something to comfort him but wondered if it would be better for him to be quieter. Sometimes people just need someone to accompany them.
It was still early, and none of the stores on the street was open. Only the cleaners were cleaning the ground with brooms. The slate path was very clean, with a little moist moisture from dew.
Li Zhenran suddenly stopped, turned around and put both hands on Li Zhenruo’s shoulders, and said to him, “Don’t worry too much about those things.”
Li Zhenruo was stunned for a moment and asked him, “What?” He didn’t understand why it was more like Li Zhenran comforting him now.
Li Zhenran said, “I know he’s not being fair to you.”
Li Zhenruo was in a slight trance before he realized what he meant, “Are you trying to say that you think Li Jianglin is unfair to me?” Obviously, he was not his biological son, but he had become the only victim right now. If he were to think so, it was indeed very unfair for him and he should hate Li Jianglin, even everyone in the Li family.
But Li Zhenruo found that he was very calm, and he didn’t even think of going to that place at all. Unconsciously, his state of mind seems to have changed slowly. In regards to the matter of the Li family, he felt more and more like an outsider who could simply strip himself from his angry state of mind.
He might still care about the person who killed him, but he didn’t care so much about status and wealth.
Of course, what he cared most about now was Li Zhenran.
However, when he was worried that Li Zhenran would be sad, Li Zhenran was also worried that he would be sad. When he thought of this, Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but slightly smile, and said, “I’m fine, anyway it’s already like this. There’s no need to be trapped in the emotions at that time, why not think about doing something more practical.”
Li Zhenran heard the words and reached out and hugged him.
The cleaners in the distance stood up straight and looked in their direction.
But neither of them cared.
Li Zhenruo approached Li Zhenran’s ear and asked him, “Are you angry? Or sad?”
Li Zhenran was silent for a while before telling him, “I didn’t feel much. It’s more likely just a shock than those emotions you said.”
Li Zhenruo hugged him tightly, patted him on the back, and asked him, “Are you hungry? I’ll go buy you some breakfast.”
Li Zhenran then asked, “Oh? Is there anything to eat around here?”
Li Zhenruo said, “I saw a family selling egg crepe yesterday, and it seemed to be very good.”
Li Zhenran laughed, “Did you want to eat it since yesterday?”
Li Zhenruo smiled and didn’t speak. He let go of Li Zhenran and ran forward.
The owner of that egg crepe had just set up his shop, and when he saw Li Zhenruo come to buy egg crepe early in the morning, he chatted with him for a while.
When Li Zhenruo went over with the egg crepe, she saw Li Zhenran standing under the eaves in the street, and turned his head to look at the other side of the street.
Li Zhenruo looked at him and saw the backs of a middle-aged couple who were slowly walking forward.
He handed the egg crepe and soy milk to Li Zhenran and asked him, “What are you looking at?”
Li Zhenran shook his head, the egg crepe was still a little hot in his hand, he said to Li Zhenruo, “Let’s go back.”
“Okay,” Li Zhenruo nodded as he pulled open the plastic pocket in his hand to reveal the egg crepe inside, and took a careful bite. He was a little afraid of hot foods. Ever since he was a child, Wang Ma said he had a cat’s tongue, but now it’s better, he really did have a cat’s tongue.
The two walked forward along the street. When they walked more than ten meters, Li Zhenruo suddenly stopped and looked back for some reason. He saw that the couple who were walking forward had stopped and stood in front of the Luo Yunguang couple’s house where they had just left.
The couple knocked on the door, but Luo Yunguang didn’t open the door.
Li Zhenran saw Li Zhenruo suddenly stop and asked him, “What?”
Li Zhenruo looked at him, then turned to look at the couple, and said, “Luo Yunguang is at home, why doesn’t he open the door?”
Li Zhenran also stood still and looked in that direction without saying anything.
The two of them watched the door that the couple had knocked on for a long time, tried to look inside through the courtyard door, and then left helplessly.
The egg crepe in Li Zhenruo’s hand was cold before he knew it, and he asked Li Zhenran, “Is Luo Yunguang avoiding everyone who came to him, or just avoiding you and the two of them?”
Li Zhenran didn’t answer directly, but instead asked, “What do you think?”
Li Zhenruo said, “I didn’t see it clearly just now, but you saw the couple’s face, right? Why do you keep staring at them?”
Li Zhenran reached out and wiped off a few food crumbs from the corner of Li Zhenruo’s mouth, and said, “Maybe it’s because I’m too sensitive. When I saw that man just now, I remembered someone.”
Li Zhenruo looked at him and said, “Could they be Li Zhentai’s parents? Luo Yunguang may not have known in advance that we would be coming when he was hiding from anyone. Maybe he was hiding from the couple.”
Li Zhenran didn’t answer, just said to him, “Your soy milk is cold.”
Li Zhenruo asked him, “You obviously saw it, why didn’t you tell me?”
Li Zhenran said, “What can you do if you know?”
Li Zhenruo calmed down, an idea came into his head. He didn’t harm anyone, and he just had to return what Li Zhentai had done to him.
But this also means another thing, not only Li Zhentai but also Li Zhenran and Li Zhenzi’s identities may be exposed. Li Jianglin was not a fool. He endured it for the first time, but he wouldn’t endure it one after another. He really didn’t know what the consequences would be.
Li Zhenran saw him fall silent and said to him, “Leave it to me.”
Li Zhenruo looked at him.
Li Zhenran said, “If they really are Li Zhentai’s biological parents, I have a way to guide them to find Li Zhentai, and won’t let them know that I had someone tell them; if they are not, it is very simple, as long as Li Zhentai’s parents are still alive In this world, I can find them and tell them that their son is now a rich young master.”
Li Zhenruo grabbed his hand, “Have you ever thought that you might get entangled?”
Li Zhenran said, “It doesn’t matter, I’m not afraid. If there were concerns, it was only at the beginning, but now I don’t have them, and I do not owe him anything. Even if I reveal his identity, it is not considered wrong.”
Li Zhenruo was still a little hesitant.
Li Zhenran stretched out his hand and pinched his chin to make him raise his head, “Don’t think too much and don’t be afraid. If you don’t do something, the initiative will be transferred to him.”
Li Zhenruo knew that he was timid. If he knew this from the beginning, he would not hesitate, but now he had something to worry about. Before taking revenge, the first thing he thought about was not hurting Li Zhenran because of it.
Li Zhenran wiped his oily lips with his fingers again, “Finish your breakfast first.”
They went back from Luo Yunguang’s, when they were waiting for the plane at the airport, Li Zhenran received a call from Su Yao, telling him that something had happened to Li Zhenzi.
“What happened?” Li Zhenruo looked serious when he saw Li Zhenran answering the phone, and knew that it wouldn’t be a good thing.
Li Zhenran said, “He was beaten up and blackmailed, and the police have been called.”
Li Zhenruo didn’t have to think about it at all and knew that it was because he hooked up with other people’s wives. He wanted to say that he deserved it, but knowing that the female star’s husband, You Bo, was not a good person, it was still a bit troublesome to solve this matter.
The money came second, You Bo himself was a rich man. The main point was that the man’s pride had been hurt and wanted to pay it back no matter what.
After they returned by plane, Li Zhenran first took Li Zhenruo to the hospital to visit Li Zhenzi.
After all, Su Yao had called. As a brother, he was not that unkind to not even take a look at him. It was just that Li Zhenran originally called his driver to pick up the car, but Li Zhentai didn’t plan to return the driver he borrowed from him before, and the driver was caught in the middle.
Li Zhenran simply told him not to come, and that he could take a taxi.
The driver followed Li Zhenran for a long time. At this time, while apologizing repeatedly, he couldn’t help but complain in a low voice, asking Li Zhenran to tell Li Zhentai to hurry up and take him back.
Li Zhenran heard the words and persuaded, “Be patient for a while, and it will be fine soon.”
Li Zhenruo was a little tired, leaned on Li Zhenran’s shoulder, and asked him, “What will be fine soon?”
Li Zhenran pinched his chin, “The more things Li Zhentai did, the easier it is to make mistakes. The more power he has, the easier it is to indulge. What is Li Jianglin’s most precious thing? It’s not his son, but his Yunlin. You see, how long do you think he will put up with Li Zhentai?”
Li Zhenruo thought for a while, then suddenly sat up straight, “I thought of one thing, since you are not Li Jianglin’s own son, what if you marry a woman and have children? Anyway, your son has no blood relationship with him. If you follow him to adopt one, why can’t he accept? “
Li Zhenran smiled, “You’re right, so he’s just putting on a show for us. If my estimation is correct, he took the opportunity to beat me while indulging the eldest to put him in order.”
Li Zhenruo thought about it for a long time and said, “I finally understand a lot of things that I couldn’t figure out in the past. Why did Li Jianglin insist that the eldest marry Wen Chun must be because the eldest is not his own son and he doesn’t like him, and he may not be as good as the daughter of his friend Wen Chun in his heart. As long as Wen Chun is willing to marry, he will decide to let him marry; but now to him, it is not so important whether you can inherit the lineage or not. On the contrary, the eldest who tampered with his brothers secretly was more hateful, because no one knows whether he will go back to deal with Li Jianglin when he finishes cleaning up his brothers? “
Li Zhenran looked at him with a smile.
Li Zhenruo said, “Did you just figure it out?”
Li Zhenran nodded, “You are right.”
When they arrived at the hospital, as soon as they opened the door of the ward, they saw Su Yao sitting on the sofa reading a magazine, while Li Zhenzi was lying on the hospital bed, one leg fell off, and his face was covered with gauze.
When Su Yao saw Li Zhenran and the others, she put down the magazine in her hand and stood up.
Li Zhenran asked her, “Why are you here?”
Su Yao said, “Why else? He’s all alone, who wants to come here to guard him?”
When Li Zhenruo heard this, he couldn’t help but pop up and say to the person lying on the hospital bed, “So you were a short-lived illicit couple, and you’ve been cut off before the disaster strikes?”
Li Zhenzi was sober, rolled his eyes and didn’t bother to pay attention to him, but called Li Zhenran, “Second brother.”
“How is it?” Li Zhenran sat down on the chair beside the bed.
Su Yao stood by the bed, leaned forward slightly with her hands on the fence, and said, “It’s nothing, a gash on the forehead and a broken leg, but he can’t die yet.”
Li Zhenzi said angrily, “You wish I could just die, right?”
Su Yao didn’t speak and just smiled.
Li Zhenruo turned to look at Su Yao, and she could see her beautiful figure clearly from this angle.
Li Zhenran suddenly said to Li Zhenruo, “You go outside and wait for me for a while.”
Li Zhenruo was taken aback for a moment and thought that Li Zhenran had something to tell Li Zhenzi in private, which was really rare since Li Zhenran would not hide anything from him in general. He looked at Li Zhenran and saw that Li Zhenran’s eyes were a little cold, and he suddenly came back to his senses. It must be because he just looked at Su Yao that glance was noticed by Li Zhenran.
Going that far? He hadn’t seen anything yet? And even if he saw it, it was to appreciate the beauty, and there was no strange emotion at all, right?
Li Zhenruo was a little indignant, turned around and opened the door of the ward and went out.
He stood outside the door and didn’t go far, leaned his back against the wall, calmed down and still thought about the matter with Li Jianglin. He thought that if Li Jianglin really planned to clean up Li Zhentai, then at the risk of exposing Li Zhenran’s identity, was it necessary for Li Zhentai’s biological parents to find him?
Should they wait a little longer? Wait until Li Jianglin couldn’t help but put Li Zhentai in order first? Then, he would only need to step on Li Zhentai when he was at his worst, asked him what his motive for the killing was, and then decide to not continue to deal with him?
Li Zhenruo was a little dazed, and when he came back to his senses, he noticed that a tall man in a suit walked in front of him. Not only one, but three or four people followed behind the man, looking aggressive.
The man stopped at the door of the ward and first asked, “Is this the third young master Li’s ward?”
A man behind him responded, “Yes, Mr. You.”
Mr. You? Li Zhenruo couldn’t help looking up at him, You Bo?
It happened that You Bo also lowered his head and stared at Li Zhenruo with interest, “Who are you? Li Zhenzi stayed here?”
Before Li Zhenruo could answer him, a person behind him rushed forward and said to him, “A brother saw this person come up with Li Zhenran just now. I heard that it is the little white boy that Li Zhenran took care of.”
You Bo smiled when he heard the words, “Oh, that little boy is really white.” After speaking, he stretched out his hand and touched Li Zhenruo’s face.
Li Zhenruo ducked his head and avoid it. He stepped back half a step and opened the door of the ward with his hand.
You Bo’s eyes were full of contemptuous smiles. He was not in a hurry to enter the ward but looked up and down at Li Zhenruo, and suddenly reached out and grabbed the front of his shirt.
Li Zhenruo didn’t expect that he would act so suddenly, and he grabbed the front of the shirt and pulled it forward. At the same time, a hand stretched out from the door and grabbed Yubo’s wrist and squeezed it hard. You Bo had to stop moving and let go of Li Zhenruo.
Standing at the door of the ward, Li Zhenran pulled Li Zhenruo to his side, gently tidied up Li Zhenruo’s loose clothes, and said casually, “Boss You, what a rare guest.”
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