Luo Yunguang didn’t put down the teacup anymore but put the hand holding the teacup on his knees, he said to Li Zhenran, “Zhenran, Zhenruo is gone, why do you want to track down these things? It’s better to let him go in peace.”
Li Zhenran said in a deep voice, “How can he go in peace? Uncle Luo, do you think he was really killed by a roadside robber who didn’t have eyes on the road? He wanted to know the truth of his identity until the moment he died. Even now, he still doesn’t know why he died. Do you think he can rest in peace? “
Luo Yunguang looked at Li Zhenran and seemed to think about it for a while. He then asked, “What do you want to know?”
Li Zhenran said, “We all know that the fourth child is not my father’s son, but I just learned something recently that the fourth child’s mother, Zhao Yuqiong, was pregnant with the fourth child before she left her hometown. She was pregnant before she came, did Dad not know about it?”
If Luo Yunguang said he didn’t know, Li Zhenruo would definitely not believe it.
He only saw Luo Yunguang tap his fingers on the teacup, and after a while, he said, “Your father did know.”
Li Zhenran and Li Zhenruo looked at each other.
Luo Yunguang continued, “Zhenruo’s mother, that Miss Zhao and her boyfriend just came out of their hometown, and her boyfriend abandoned her. She met your father at this time, and your father liked her very much. However, she insisted on giving birth to the child, and your father could not dissuade her. As a result, she became seriously ill soon after the child was born, so she entrusted Zhenruo to your father, who adopted the child out of affection for her.”
“You lied,” Li Zhenruo said calmly, although he was a little angry, he suppressed his emotions.
Li Zhenran stretched out his hand and patted his back soothingly.
Luo Yunguang looked at Li Zhenruo, as if puzzled, “Why do you think I lied?”
“Uncle Luo,” Li Zhenruo knew that what he said might be inappropriate, but he was eager to say something, “We know a lot more about this matter than you think, so there is no need to bring out the joke that Li Jianglin loves Zhao Yuqiong. You know who he loves, or who he only loves in this life. The matter about Li Zhenruo is not Li Jianglin’s son, everyone already knew, but Li Jianglin initially wanted to cover up the truth that he had already known, so he drove Li Zhenruo out of the Li family because he didn’t want the rest of the Li family to know that he knew about it. He pretended to be a victim and left all the damage to Li Zhenruo to bear. Now you say he loves Zhao Yuqiong?”
Li Zhenran still stroked Li Zhenruo’s back and said softly, “Okay, let me talk to him.”
Luo Yunguang looked a little stunned. He stared at Li Zhenruo for a while, and said, “You have been investigating this matter for a long time? Why?”
Li Zhenran said, “Because that’s my brother.”
Luo Yunguang has been away from the Li family for a long time. He didn’t know what the relationship between Li Zhenran and Li Zhenruo was. At this time, he seemed to really believe that Li Zhenran and Li Zhenruo were a pair of deeply affectionate brothers.
The atmosphere seemed to freeze for a while.
After a while, Luo Yunguang said to Li Zhenran, “Zhenran, listen to my advice. It is better for you not to know these things.”
As soon as he said these words, the expressions of Li Zhenran and Li Zhenruo instantly became a little subtle, because they didn’t understand why Li Zhenruo’s affairs had something to do with Li Zhenran.
Li Zhenran pondered for a while, and then said to Luo Yunguang, “What if I had to know? Uncle Luo, there are people in the Li family who are playing tricks right now. The fourth child might just be the first one, I don’t know if I’ll be the next one, no matter what your motive is for refusing to talk, I must know the truth to protect myself.”
“Playing tricks?” Luo Yunguang frowned when he heard Li Zhenran’s words. He looked a little irritable and said, “I thought of that, I knew something could go wrong!”
“Uncle Luo?” Li Zhenran called him.
Luo Yunguang seemed to be in deep entanglement. He frowned and lowered his head, clenched his right fist to his lips, and said nothing for a long time.
When Li Zhenruo was about to lose his composure, Li Zhenran put his hand on his shoulder and pressed it hard, signalling him to stay calm.
At this time, Luo Yunguang’s wife came downstairs and reminded them in a low voice that it was very late.
Only then did Luo Yunguang come back to his senses and stood up and said to Li Zhenran, “It’s so late, and the hotel here is not good, so why don’t you just stay here for the night?”
Li Zhenran didn’t refuse, and replied, “Thank you, Uncle Luo, I’ll let you arrange it.”
Although there were rooms, there were not many beddings at home. Luo Yunguang’s wife arranged for them to sleep in one room. Luo Yunguang asked them if they could make do with it. Li Zhenran said it was not a problem and that anything was fine.
Li Zhenran came out of the bathroom, went back to the room and closed the door. He saw Li Zhenruo sitting on the bed in a daze, and said to him, “I’ll turn off the lights.”
Li Zhenruo nodded.
Li Zhenran turned off the light, and instantly it was pitch black. He stood there for a while, and when he got used to the darkness and could see the room clearly from the street lights outside, he slowly walked to the bed and sat down.
He touched Li Zhenruo’s hand, held it in his hand, and asked him, “What are you thinking about?”
Li Zhenruo said, “He knew we were coming, and he has been avoiding us today. I really can’t believe a word of what he said now.”
For so long, he had been trying to find the truth. He had been running around again and again to find those who might know the clues, but Luo Yunguang was different. He was not as honest as Aunt Wu and Zhao Yusheng. He was Li Jianglin’s right-hand man in the past. Every word that sounded sincere was likely to be a fabricated lie.
Which of the sentences he could believe?
Li Zhenran pulled him to his side, stretched out his arms to hug him, and said, “Don’t think so much, we can tell which sentence is true and which is false, just like you said, we already seized so many things, even if he hides what he hides, it will be known one day.”
Li Zhenruo put his face in his arms and said, “If only I were really a cat.”
Li Zhenran thought for a while, and then said, “That’s not bad.”
Although it was an unfamiliar environment, the surrounding environment was quiet, plus he was leaning on Li Zhenran’s arms, Li Zhenruo fell asleep not long after.
This night, he slept quite deeply. When he woke up in the morning, he turned over and found that Li Zhenran had already woken up.
Li Zhenruo rubbed his eyes, looked at the unfamiliar ceiling and thought about where he was for a while. He then reacted, got up and got ready to continue to spend time with Luo Yunguang.
He got dressed and walked over to open the curtains. When the sun was shining in, he saw Li Zhenran standing in the garden on the first floor talking to Luo Yunguang.
Luo Yunguang was rolling up his sleeves while arranging the flowerpots in the garden.
Li Zhenruo opened the window and heard Li Zhenran say to him, “Uncle Luo, have you ever thought that that person might still be against my father?”
Luo Yunguang originally lowered his head and said nothing, but now he raised his head to look at him.
Li Zhenran said, “You can’t bring this secret into the coffin. From the day the fourth child’s incident was discovered, it will be brought before us sooner or later. I don’t want the next person to be involved in it for no apparent reason. “
Luo Yunguang had been a little agitated since last night, but now it became more serious. He looked at Li Zhenran and suddenly dropped a flower pot in his hand.
Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but be slightly taken aback by the crisp sound of the flowerpot falling to the ground.
Luo Yunguang said, “Have you thought about how serious this matter is? Have you considered your father’s position?”
Li Zhenran said solemnly, “What about us? We are not complete individuals? The fourth child can’t know his background until he dies?”
When Li Zhenruo heard this, he couldn’t help raising his hand to cover his face.
Luo Yunguang looked at Li Zhenran with a fierce glint in his eyes. He finally said fiercely, “Okay, since you must know, then I will tell you, but after knowing this, you should not regret it.”
Li Zhenran took a deep breath, stood up straight, and said, “I won’t regret it.”
Luo Yunguang said word by word, “None of you four are Li Jianglin’s sons.”
Li Zhenruo suddenly widened his eyes, leaned forward, and clasped the windowsill tightly with his fingers. He thought he must have heard it wrong.
However, Li Zhenran frowned slightly. He concealed his expression well, only hesitating to say what he was going to say.
After Luo Yunguang finished saying this, he lowered his head and continued to take care of his flowerpot.
Li Zhenruo already knew that he was not Li Jianglin’s son, although he was very surprised at this time, he thought that the person who was hit harder should be Li Zhenran.
Somewhat panicked, Li Zhenruo turned around and ran towards the door, then hurried to the small building, and ran into the yard in slippers, slightly gasping for breath to grab Li Zhenran’s arm.
He raised his head to look at Li Zhenran and asked him with his eyes if he wanted to believe Luo Yunguang’s words.
At this moment, Li Zhenran patted the back of his hand comfortingly and looked at Luo Yunguang, “Uncle Luo, do you know what you mean by this sentence?”
Luo Yunguang didn’t even raise his head, “I told you not to ask, but you still ask. Don’t you want to know why? Li Jianglin and Zhu Yun have no children. It’s not that Zhu Yun can’t have children, it’s that Li Jianglin can’t. The four of you are all adopted, and I was the one who went to find and take back a newly born boy for him.”
Having said this, he paused, rubbed the soil from the scissors used for pruning the branches next to the flower table, and then continued, “The eldest was bought from a young couple, and the third and fourth were from single mothers who were abandoned by men and who don’t want a child until it’s born. As for you, your identity is the simplest. You are an orphan, and your parents seem to be gone. You are all taken back as illegitimate children. Li Jianglin never planned to tell you your true identity. I believe you yourself don’t want to know.” After saying the last sentence, Luo Yunguang also gave Li Zhenran a meaningful look.
Li Zhenruo was immersed in incomparable shock. He imagined countless possibilities, but he did not expect it to be like this. He tried hard to see Luo Yunguang’s expression, trying to distinguish whether what he said was true or false, but for some reason, he believed that what Luo Yunguang said was true at this time.
Luo Yunguang put down the scissors. He stood up straight, and said to Li Zhenran, “I said you wouldn’t want to know. You’d better honestly bring this secret into the coffin with me, Second Young Master Li.”
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Yesterday’s chapter was Zhenruo (真弱) at the beginning, but later I felt that something was wrong, so I changed it to Zhenruo(臻弱), but I didn’t expect it to be wrong…1the author make a typo on Zhenruo’s name
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I kinda felt that they’re all not LJL’s sons coz of how their looks were continually being described but did not mention any similarities to LJL
I mean, I understood the full meaning of the stroke with this sentence of Uncle Lou Kamel😐😳😳