In fact, up until now, Li Zhenruo had always felt that the Li Zhenran he used to know was the real Li Zhenran.
There was some indifference, some carelessness.
Of course, Li Zhenran could be gentle and enthusiastic, but that was just what he wanted to show him. Perhaps behind his gentleness and enthusiasm, he had been observing his every move with a calm attitude.
However, he was willing to be gentle and warm to him, which also shows that he thought of him in his heart, and was not afraid to change and disguise himself to cater to his want.
After he pulled himself away from the frenzy of love, Li Zhenruo found that he was getting to know Li Zhenran better and better as a person.
He couldn’t control Li Zhenran, and of course, he certainly didn’t have to. However, he didn’t think he should be easily controlled by Li Zhenran, and that they should love each other with mutual respect.
Well, Li Zhenran had already noticed his way of thinking, so Li Zhenran would give him the respect he wanted.
But Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but wonder, if everything was just a play acted by Li Zhenran, could Li Zhenran’s love for him and this play lasted a lifetime? What if one day he stopped loving him?
As he thought of this, Li Zhenruo began to scorn himself. Forget it, it didn’t matter if he didn’t love him. Who can’t live without whom? If Li Zhenran didn’t love him anymore, he would just leave and follow his master to cultivate into an immortal. There were countless beautiful men and women to eat and drink with, who needs him?
It was just that Li Zhenruo didn’t take into account that his master had become an immortal, yet he was still squatting in the dilapidated school dormitory, eating cheap cat food and canned cat food every day and drooling over his goodies.
When he arrived at the company, Xu Shengwen, who was sitting across from the office, gave him a wink and smiled meaningfully.
Li Zhenruo couldn’t figure out what his wink meant, so he remained silent and did not respond.
After Luo Fei came, he called Li Zhenruo into the office and asked him, “How did it go last night? The tail didn’t show, did it?”
Li Zhenruo always felt that Luo Fei’s tone had a bit of ridicule in it. He said, “No, thank you boss for your concern.”
“Well,” Luo Fei tapped his fingers on the table, “You know, Second Young Master Li is our big customer, and there will be a lot of business dealings in the future. Since he thinks highly of you, you can be considered to be in charge of welcoming him in the future.”
Li Zhenruo looked at Luo Fei, and suddenly got closer across his large desk, “Boss, your tail is falling out.”
Luo Fei leaned back on the office chair, and a smile slowly spread from the corner of his mouth, “My tail, do you know what it is?”
“What is it?” Li Zhenruo asked curiously.
Luo Fei smiled and told him, “My tail is very cute, I won’t show it to you.”
Li Zhenruo’s eyes widened.
Luo Fei reached out and picked up a stack of documents on the table, “Since you are so curious and energetic, I will hand you an important task. Here are the three warehouses located in this city. Inspect them all within this week and submit a report to me with specific warehouse problems and corrective measures. Have Shengwen arrange a driver for you, and someone from the warehousing department will accompany you. Any questions?”
Li Zhenruo heard the words, got up and took the information in Luo Fei’s hand, and replied, “No problem.”
Luo Fei said, “What I want is not a walk-through inspection, but a serious inspection and report. Do you understand?”
Li Zhenruo replied, “Understood.”
Luo Fei then waved his hand, “Get out.”
Li Zhenruo turned around and walked to the door, stopped halfway, turned around and asked Luo Fei, “Boss, are you a rabbit?”
Isn’t a rabbit’s tail cute?
When he heard this, Luo Fei a little inscrutably at his words.
Li Zhenruo asked again, “When you and xiao Feng got into the car, did you intentionally show your tail for him to pinch?”
Luo Fei spoke slowly this time, smiled and replied to him, “f/ck off.”
Xu Shengwen called Li Zhenruo and arranged a driver for him, and the staff from the warehouse department who were responsible for contacting and accompanying him were also in place.
Li Zhenruo went to the parking lot with the documents, and when he walked to the car arranged by the company, he saw a tall young man standing in front of the car door.
The man was still holding a stack of documents in his hand, and when he looked up at Li Zhenruo, all the documents slid to the ground at once, and he squatted down to pick them up clumsily.
Li Zhenruo walked over to help him pick it up and then handed it to him.
The man stretched out his hand, “Hello Assistant Li, I’m Tian Chong1田冲 from the Warehouse Department.”
Li Zhenruo took his hand and repeated, “Padding2Padding is also Tian Chong(填充)?”
Li Zhenruo smiled, “Hello, just call me Jason.”
Tian Chong also smiled.
The two got into the car and sat side by side in the back seat to sort out their trip these days.
If things went well, it would take about a day for them to complete one of the warehouse inspections. The first two were on the outskirts of the city, and it was only a one to two hours drive. Because those were not in the same direction, they didn’t plan to finish the inspection in one day.
The last one was a little further away, but it was also in this city, and it takes less than three hours from the time they went out of town, so he planned to leave it for the last day.
Li Zhenruo said to Tian Chong, “You are more expert in this area, so when the time comes, I may need to ask you for advice on many things.”
Tian Chong hurriedly said, “Assistant Li is too modest.”
Li Zhenruo smiled.
Then both fell silent.
This Tian Chong didn’t look like he was in his thirties. Li Zhenruo didn’t know how he usually worked, but now he seemed to be a little sloppy.
As they arrived at the warehouse in the morning, they began to inspect item by item according to the inspection clause.
The warehouse had received a notification long ago, and the person in charge had prepared the materials in a neat manner and put the inbound and outbound orders as well as the relevant systems and procedures placed together in front of Li Zhenruo.
Tian Chong went with the administrator to check the storage of the goods and whether the fireproof and waterproof measures in the warehouse were in place.
It was the first time that Luo Fei handed over important work to Li Zhenruo. Of course, Li Zhenruo would not do it perfunctorily and would really check carefully everything one by one, causing the person in charge of the warehouse to sweat on his forehead.
The workload was larger than Li Zhenruo expected. By noon, they had only finished half of the inspection. The warehouse manager asked them if they would like to go to a nearby restaurant for lunch, but Li Zhenruo refused.
Li Zhenruo said, “Let’s eat a boxed lunch, it’s a waste of time to eat outside.”
The person in charge still wanted to invite them, but when he saw Li Zhenruo’s firm attitude, he could only arrange a lunch box for them.
While they ate, Li Zhenruo’s cell phone rang. He saw that it was Li Zhenran who was calling, so he walked to the corner with the lunch box to answer the phone.
“What?” Li Zhenruo asked.
Li Zhenran asked him, “Did you eat properly?”
Li Zhenruo said, “What do you think?”
Li Zhenran said, “I heard that Luo Fei had you work in the field.”
Li Zhenruo replied, “Well, to inspect the warehouse at the end of the year.”
Li Zhenran said to him, “Keep yourself warm and eat on time.”
Li Zhenruo was silent for a while and said to him, “Why are you so considerate?”
Li Zhenran said “hmm”, as if he didn’t understand what he meant.
Li Zhenruo said, “You are not that considerate, so why do you have to pretend to be so considerate?”
When he heard this, Li Zhenran responded, “This is quite interesting, what kind of person do you think I am?”
Li Zhenruo said, “Cold-blooded.”
“Am I cold-blooded?”
“At least not as gentle and warm as you have shown.”
Li Zhenran laughed, “That’s because I want to be gentle and warm with you, is there a problem with that?”
Li Zhenruo said, “I’m not Li Zhenruo, you’ve got the wrong person.”
After he said that, he hung up the phone. He found that he couldn’t answer Li Zhenran’s questions well, and whatever doubts he had, Li Zhenran was able to defuse them in the end and he became speechless.
In fact, he was not Li Zhenran’s opponent from beginning to end. He was still too naive. In the past, he thought that the Li family would be his possession in the end.
He was the mantis that stalked the cicada and was unaware of the oriole bird behind5to pursue a narrow gain while neglecting a greater danger. The bird let the mantis jump and planned to wait for it to jump high enough to move its head to peck and eat the mantis.
After he hung up the phone, Li Zhenruo ate the lunch box. He then threw the empty lunch box into the trash can, turned and walked towards the warehouse.
Tian Chong was sitting on the chair with his back to him. At this time, he was holding a lunch box in one hand and was calling someone with a mobile phone in the other hand.
Li Zhenruo heard him say, “It’s the new assistant to the big boss. He looks like a college student and looks like a freshman.”
“Well, the new officer takes office, and the inspection is very strict. I can’t interfere at the side, and it’s just a routine inspection at the end of the year.”
“I wonder what the relationship with the boss is, so delicate looking, could he be a little white face6gigolo? Hehe.”
Li Zhenruo felt a little funny, he walked behind Tian Chong, bent down in his ear and asked, “Am I that delicate? Would you like to touch?”
Tian Chong was startled and turned around as his phone slipped out of his ear.
Li Zhenruo caught it, opened the pocket of Tian Chong’s down jacket, put it in, and said, “Let’s continue to work after eating, okay?”
Tian Chong nodded blankly, “Okay.”
After spending a day in this warehouse, it was already dark when they returned.
The driver pulled into the underground parking lot.
Li Zhenruo and Tian Chong packed up and got off the car, and entered the elevator together.
Li Zhenruo pressed the top floor, while Tian Chong pressed the first floor.
“Not going up?” Li Zhenruo asked.
Tian Chong said, “I’m not going up at this late hour, it’s the same material tomorrow anyway, I’m going straight back.”
Li Zhenruo smiled and said, “Alright.”
Tian Chong then asked, “Assistant Li still wants to go back to the office?”
Li Zhenruo said, “The boss is waiting for me to go back to report on the situation, and he is paying more attention to this inspection than you think.”
Tian Chong was stunned for a while. As he saw that the elevator had opened to the first floor, he then reached out and closed the door and pressed the floor of the storage department.
“Not going back?” Li Zhenruo asked strangely.
Tian Chong said, “I just remembered something, I’d better go back to the office first to sort out today’s materials.”
Li Zhenruo smiled, “That’s fine.”
He went back to the office, but in fact, Luo Fei didn’t stay and wait for him. He was probably on a date with Feng Junyuan.
Li Zhenruo sorted the documents by himself, went to the bathroom to look in the mirror, and found that the corners of his brows and eyes were a little tired. In fact, he also worked overtime before, but at that time he was the one who was sitting in the office making decisions. Li Jianglin always agreed with many of his views and would arrange for the people below him to implement them.
In the days when he was still in Yunlin, Li Jianglin always sat in the first position. As long as Li Jianglin agreed with his opinion, the people below him would not come out to oppose it. So it was different from later when Li Zhenran was in charge of Yunlin alone.
Li Zhenran probably worked much harder than him.
After he packed up, Li Zhenruo encountered Tian Chong coming out of another elevator when he took the elevator to the first floor. The two of them greeted one another and walked outside together.
The heater was on in the company building, and as soon as he walked out of the door, a chill hit his face, and Li Zhenruo subconsciously closed his collar.
At this time, he saw a car parked in front of him, and Li Zhenran was standing by the door and looking in his direction.
Li Zhenruo paused, walked in the direction of Li Zhenran, and asked, “Why are you here?”
Li Zhenran said, “I’m waiting for you to have dinner.”
Li Zhenruo asked him, “How do you know I haven’t left yet?” He subconsciously wanted to take a look at his phone, suspecting that Li Zhenran had tracked him.
Li Zhenran said, “I didn’t track you. I called Luo Fei. He said that the driver just sent you back to the company.”
Next to him, Tian Chong looked at the car behind Li Zhenran and then at Li Zhenran, not recognizing who it was, he said to Li Zhenruo, “You have friends coming? I’ll go first then.”
Li Zhenruo nodded, “See you tomorrow.”
Tian Chong waved his hand and turned away.
Li Zhenran looked at his tall back and asked, “Who?”
Li Zhenruo said, “Company colleagues.”
“He looks very handsome,” Li Zhenran said.
Li Zhenruo heard the words and said to him, “Do you like him? Would you like to introduce him to you?”
Li Zhenran said, “Unfortunately, he’s not my type.”
Li Zhenran asked the driver to drive the car away first and accompanied Li Zhenruo for a walk back slowly.
The two walked side by side, occasionally the back of their hands touched, and Li Zhenruo noticed that Li Zhenran’s hands were cold.
He couldn’t help but ask, “Have you been standing outside for a long time?”
Li Zhenran said, “Not long.”
Li Zhenruo wanted to say that his hands were cold, but after he thought about it, he didn’t say it.
At this time, Li Zhenran suddenly grabbed his hand, Li Zhenruo wanted to break away subconsciously, but Li Zhenran held his hand and put it in his jacket pocket.
The pocket was very warm, with the heat of Li Zhenran’s body.
Li Zhenruo broke free and failed to break free, and said, “Others will think we are perverted.”
Li Zhenran said, “It doesn’t matter to me what others think.”
Dinner was eaten in a small restaurant next to Li Zhenruo’s residence.
Inside the restaurant, the glass doors were closed and the smell of food and warm heat filled the room. Two people sat by the window, drinking mutton soup and eating steamed vegetables.
After dinner, Li Zhenran asked him, “Want to watch a movie?”
Li Zhenruo looked at him, “Who wants to watch a movie with you!”
Li Zhenran seemed a little distressed, “Then what should I invite you to do?”
“Nothing,” Li Zhenruo called the boss to settle the bill, “I need to go back to organize the materials and start writing the report.”
Li Zhenran said, “Luo Fei is really mean.”
Speaking of Luo Fei, Li Zhenruo suddenly thought of one thing. He approached Li Zhenran and asked in a low voice, “Do you know what Luo Fei is?”
“What is Luo Fei?”
Li Zhenruo said, “Luo Fei is not a human, do you know?”
Li Zhenran frowned slightly, “Then what is he?”
Li Zhenruo said mysteriously, “I suspect he is a rabbit.”
Li Zhenran looked at him suspiciously.
Li Zhenruo said, “He said that his tail is very cute.”
When he heard this, Li Zhenran’s expression suddenly became meaningful.
Li Zhenruo said with a smile, “I know what you’re thinking.”
Li Zhenran suddenly reached out and grabbed his hand, “You really know me well.”
Li Zhenruo pulled his hand back, “Who has time to understand you.”
After he paid the bill, he pushed open the door of the restaurant and went out. There was another cold wind outside.
Li Zhenran accompanied Li Zhenruo to the place where he lived and sent him to the front of the house. When he saw Li Zhenruo open the door, Li Zhenran asked him, “Aren’t you going to invite me over to sit?”
Li Zhenruo said, “I said I had to write a report.”
Li Zhenran lowered his head and thought for a while.
“What?” Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but ask him.
Li Zhenran said, “It’s nothing, can’t you see that I’m courting you?”
Li Zhenruo laughed out loud at once, “Do you want to play a young boy or girl who is at the beginning of love?”
Li Zhenran wasn’t angry, he said, “Isn’t the process of courting just to make you feel my love for you? Dinner, a movie, shopping, what else do you think? I can do it all for you.”
Li Zhenruo leaned back against the door, “You’ve moved on so quickly? You don’t want Li Zhenruo anymore?”
Li Zhenran stretched out his hand and pinched his earlobe, then leaned closer to his ear and said, “I have never moved on, from beginning to end I have only loved you, only you, I am yours, body and soul.”
After he stood up straight, Li Zhenran found that Li Zhenruo’s ears had turned red.
Li Zhenruo was a little dazed and had not recovered from the shock of Li Zhenran’s affectionate confession just now.
Li Zhenran said, “I’m leaving, take your time with your work and take care of your health.”
At night, Li Zhenruo was wrapped in a quilt and used a laptop to write a report, but the inside of his head was a little messy.
After he was wrapped up for a while, he felt a little hot. He raised his hand and touched his face, and found that his cheeks were hot. After he stopped to think for a while, Li Zhenruo felt that it might be because of the bowl of mutton soup that night that he was feeling hot now.
But he had been single for a long time, so even if he was hot to death, no one would come to relieve him.
Li Zhenruo wondered idly, should he keep Li Zhenran? Anyway, he himself no longer had integrity. As he thought of this, he immediately rejected it again in his head. He had long since picked up the integrity, and sex without love was something he did not need at all.
But actually, there was still love for Li Zhenran. Perhaps it would be best if he could sleep with him, open his eyes, get up, and get dressed without looking back and talk to him in a cold tone, “You can go now.”
Or to just leave, threw two hundred dollars on the bedside table, and told him, “That’s all you’re worth.”
While thinking about it, Li Zhenruo found himself even more parched and had better have no choice but to put his hand inside the quilt.
He kept his hands outside, it was extremely cold at this time, and when he touched them, Li Zhenruo couldn’t help shivering from head to toe, and then sighed.
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