The next day, he continued with Tian Chong to check the warehouse.
Today’s Tian Chong looks much more serious than yesterday.
Originally, their warehouse department and these warehouse managers below were very familiar with each other, but when Li Zhenruo arrived here, they just followed him obediently and didn’t say anything more to the person in charge.
The warehouse here was larger, and the number of inbound and outbound shipments was also considerable. It was already dark in the afternoon when things were over.
Tian Chong’s cell phone rang suddenly, and when he saw it was an unfamiliar phone number, he answered it strangely.
It turned out to be a calm man’s voice, “Are you Tian Chong from the warehouse department?”
Tian Chong heard the other party’s tone was like that of the company’s superior, and quickly responded with a suitable attitude, “I am. To whom I am speaking?”
The person on the other end of the phone said, “I’m Luo Fei, please let Jason answer the phone. His phone is off.”
When Tian Chong heard the name Luo Fei, he was stunned for a moment, and then he reacted with a jolt, and quickly said, “Yes, yes, Mr. Luo, just a moment.”
He hurriedly handed the phone to Li Zhenruo, and mouthed nervously, “Big Boss!”
Li Zhenruo took it and gave a somewhat lazy “hello”.
Luo Fei asked him, “Why isn’t it on?”
Li Zhenruo took out his mobile phone and found that it had run out of battery some time ago.
Luo Fei said, “I’ll give you the address and we’ll have dinner tonight.”
Li Zhenruo’s tone was full of suspicion, “You’re inviting me to dinner?”
Luo Fei said, “And with xiao Feng, coming?”
Li Zhenruo thought for a moment, “There’s also Li Zhenran, right?”
Luo Fei just laughed.
Li Zhenruo said helplessly, “Did you take money from him?”
Luo Fei still laughed with an unknown meaning.
Li Zhenruo finally asked Luo Fei to give him the address, and then hung up the phone.
He returned the phone to Tian Chong, and Li Zhenruo asked the driver to drop him off at a convenient place in the city for a taxi, and then sent Tian Chong straight back to the office.
Until Li Zhenruo got out of the car, Tian Chong was still holding his phone and trying to recall. He asked the driver, “Have you heard of Li Zhenran? I think the name sounds familiar.”
The driver said casually, “Isn’t it the second son of Yunlin, who is very close to our big boss.”
Tian Chong’s eyes widened, “It’s him! Thought so!”
Li Zhenruo was so young, and Luo Fei valued him as soon as he came to the company. Everyone was guessing that the young man must have a backup. Now it seemed that he was not wrong.
He took a taxi to the western restaurant that Luo Fei told him about, but Li Zhenruo suddenly felt a little grimy before entering.
The warehouse was on the outskirts of the city, where the environment was open and windy, and Li Zhenruo felt that his hair was dusty.
So he went to the bathroom first, changed into a clean and decent suit from the cubicle, and walked towards the restaurant.
Luo Fei and Feng Junyuan were sitting in a comfortable corner of the restaurant, and when they saw Li Zhenruo from a distance, Feng Junyuan raised a hand to greet him.
Li Zhenruo sat down and asked, “Where’s Li Zhenran?”
Luo Fei said, “Do you miss him so much?”
Li Zhenruo was a little tired, yawned and didn’t bother to pay attention to him, and said, “We’re not waiting for him? Can I order now?”
Feng Junyuan got up from Luo Fei’s side, sat beside Li Zhenruo, and reached out to touch his head.
Li Zhenruo knew that several of his master’s family regarded him as a cat, and he was used to their intimate actions, so he did not reject it, and reached out to hug him, “Xiao Feng.”
Feng Junyuan also hugged him, stroking his hair while trying to kiss his forehead, but Luo Fei pulled him back.
Luo Fei said, “Stop it.”
Li Zhenruo whispered to Feng Junyuan, “You refuse to tell me, but I think I still know what Luo Fei is?”
Feng Junyuan looked at him in surprise, “Really?”
Li Zhenruo said, “He’s a rabbit, right?”
Feng Junyuan still looked surprised, “Is he a rabbit?”
Luo Fei looked at them coldly, picked up the fork on the table and pointed at Li Zhenruo, “I’m deducting your bonus.”
Li Zhenran came a little late, sat down and said, “Sorry, there is a delay.”
When he saw that his expression was not too relaxed, Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but ask, “What’s wrong?”
Li Zhenran picked up the water glass and took a sip of water, “Dad is not feeling well. I took him to the hospital in the afternoon, and I will visit him later in the evening.”
Luo Fei asked, “Is everything alright?”
Li Zhenran said, “It’s nothing, it’s an old age problem, it’s repeated.”
Li Zhenruo recalled the last time he saw Li Jianglin, his body seemed to be gradually improving.
Li Zhentai’s death was definitely a blow to Li Jianglin, however, it also gave him complete closure. After that, Li Jianglin’s body was actually recovering slowly, but it was impossible to return to its original state.
Li Zhenruo just didn’t expect that he would suddenly be admitted to the hospital at this time.
The Li family always had a family doctor and a caretaker living at home. The fact that he was taken to the hospital was probably because the situation was a bit serious.
Li Zhenran was in a hurry to eat.
After he ate, he stretched his arms around Li Zhenruo’s shoulders, kissed him on the cheek, and said, “I have to go to the hospital, let Luo Fei take you home.”
Li Zhenruo didn’t think anything was wrong, he just reached out and grabbed Li Zhenran’s arm and said, “I’ll go with you.”
“You’re coming?” Li Zhenran asked him.
Li Zhenruo said, “Well, I want to go and see.”
Li Zhenran hesitated for a while, and finally said, “Let’s go together then.”
Li Zhenruo was still more or less concerned about Li Jianglin. His biological mother had passed away, and he had never met the so-called biological father. He probably didn’t even know his existence in this world, and Li Zhenruo also never thought that that person was his father.
He felt indifferent to the brothers, and the only one who could be regarded as a family was probably Li Jianglin.
Although in the last days of his life, Li Jianglin gave up on him. However, like Li Zhentai, even if he was betrayed by Li Jianglin, Li Jianglin did not completely give up on him. Li Zhenruo couldn’t help thinking later that if he didn’t die, maybe one day he might come back to Li’s house and continue to be Li Jianglin’s son.
This was just a delusion, and by now Li Zhenruo had stopped thinking about it.
He just wanted to see Li Jianglin.
If Li Jianglin passed away one day, he might not be able to accompany him to the end by his side. Now, while he was still there, he could see him as much as he wanted.
On the way to the hospital, Li Zhenran did not ask him the question, If you are not Li Zhenruo, why are you going to see Li Jianglin?
Li Zhenruo thought of a good answer, but it was useless.
Li Zhenran just asked him, “Are you tired today?”
Li Zhenruo said, “I’m okay. How is your father?”
Li Zhenran replied, “Old people’s problem, you know how it is. Let’s go and have a look.”
They drove to the hospital, and Li Zhenruo followed Li Zhenran to the VIP ward where Li Jianglin was.
As he opened the door, Li Zhenruo found that Zhu Kai was inside.
Zhu Kai was sitting at the bedside watching Li Jianglin, but when he heard the movement, he turned to look at them. After seeing Li Zhenruo, he was a little surprised, “Why are you here?”
The Li family hadn’t seen Li Zhenruo for a long time, and when they asked Li Zhenran, he didn’t say anything. Everyone thought they were quarrelling.
Li Zhenran just said, “He came to see Dad.”
Zhu Kai then stood up, “Then come and sit, I’ll go out and buy a pack of cigarettes.”
After that, Zhu Kai walked outside.
Li Zhenran and Li Zhenruo walked to the hospital bed and sat down.
Li Jianglin seemed to be asleep, and his breathing was a bit cloudy and heavy.
“Dad,” Li Zhenran called to him softly.
As a result, Li Jianglin slowly opened his eyes, looked at him for a while, then looked at Li Zhenruo and said, “You are here.”
“Mr. Li,” Li Zhenruo called.
Li Jianglin said, “You don’t need to call me that, just call me Uncle Li.”
Li Zhenruo did not speak.
Li Jianglin’s voice was weak, “I thought you and Zhenran had a fight.”
Li Zhenruo heard the words and smiled lightly, “Yes, I had a fight with him.”
Li Jianglin sighed, “Life is only a few decades, so young people don’t know how to cherish it. It’s no big deal to let it pass.”
Li Zhenruo said, “Aren’t you against it?”
Li Jianglin’s eyes were a little cloudy, “If my opposition was useful, I would naturally oppose it to the end. But this son, I don’t even know him well enough myself, and I don’t think my opposition will be useful. Since you must be together, then it’s up to you.”
“Dad,” Li Zhenran called to him softly.
Li Jianglin said, “I have done a lot of things before, and now I don’t know if I should regret it, but I know very well that regret is the most useless thing because it’s irredeemable. In this case, before some things reach a dead end, it’s better to turn back as soon as you can.”
Although he was talking about Li Zhenruo and Li Zhenran, Li Jianglin was more like speaking to his past self.
At this moment, Li Zhenruo suddenly wondered if he remembered Zhu Yun.
What happened between him and Zhu Yun back then, and why Zhu Yun gave birth to Zhu Kai with someone else, Li Zhenruo may have a hard time knowing the truth by now. And Li Zhenruo didn’t want to know the truth so much. Sometimes it’s not necessarily a bad thing for parents to maintain the best image in their minds for their children.
After talking so much, Li Jianglin seemed a little tired. He closed his eyes and only his heavy breathing could be heard inside the quiet ward.
“Zhenran,” Li Jianglin said suddenly again.
Li Jianglin said, “Take care of yourself and keep an eye on the third child. You both are the only two children I have left.”
Li Zhenran said, “I will.”
Li Jianglin added, “Do whatever you want to do, there is no need to wait until you regret it in the future.”
Li Zhenran heard the words and turned to look at Li Zhenruo.
Li Zhenruo said softly, “Uncle Li, have a good rest.”
Li Jianglin fell asleep, and Li Zhenran sent Li Zhenruo away.
After coming out of the ward, Li Zhenruo said, “You don’t need to send me off, just stay with him for a while.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he heard footsteps approaching slowly across the corridor, and turned to see that it was Li Zhenzi.
They all had jobs during the day and were only slightly free at night after work, so they took this opportunity to spend time with Li Jianglin.
Li Zhenzi was probably the only person who didn’t know his own relationship with Li Jianglin yet, but it was actually pretty good. At least Li Jianglin had a son who was truly devoted to him.
When he saw Li Zhenruo, Li Zhenzi’s eyes widened, “Why did you come?”
Li Zhenruo said, “I’m here to visit Mr. Li.”
Li Zhenzi looked at him, “I heard that you resigned from my second brother and went to Luo Fei’s place?”
Li Zhenruo took a deep breath and said without haste, “A fine birds choose wood to perch1A talented person is free to choose his own boss, is there a problem?”
As he heard this, Li Zhenzi raised his hand to bump against Li Zhenran, “Second brother, your little lover said that you are rotten wood.” Then he glanced at Li Zhenran with a meaningful look.
Li Zhenran let out a laugh, “Whether it’s rotten or not is something he’ll only know after he tries it.”
Li Zhenruo was not in the mood to tell erotic jokes to the two brothers, so he yawned tiredly again and said, “I’ll go first.”
Li Zhenran said to him, “I’ll see you off.”
Li Zhenruo replied, “No need,” he waved his hand, turned and left without looking back.
Although he didn’t look back, Li Zhenruo still heard Li Zhenzi and Li Zhenran said, “Second brother, if he played hard to get to you like this, are you really going to take the bait?”
Li Zhenran seemed to laugh without saying a word.
Li Zhenzi said again, “Don’t be afraid of him, you can also hang him for a few days too.”
Li Zhenruo didn’t hear the latter words, because he had already entered the elevator and watched the elevator door slowly closing. The only thought in Li Zhenruo’s heart was: let’s see if you really dare to do that.
He knew that Li Zhenran would not dare now.
On the third day, there was a delay in the company, so the trip to the last warehouse was arranged on the fourth day.
With the experience of the previous two days, Li Zhenruo and Tian Chong set off early this morning and even they also ate two buns for breakfast in the car.
After looking at the information about the last warehouse, Li Zhenruo closed his eyes and fell asleep when he saw that they were still far away from the destination.
Although they started early in the morning, they were stuck on the way out of the city for more than an hour. When they arrived at the destination, it was almost ten o’clock in the morning.
The head of the warehouse greeted them, asked them if they had breakfast, and invited them to the office to sit down and have two cups of tea first.
Li Zhenruo refused outright and said, “Let’s just start straight away, otherwise I’m afraid we won’t be able to go back until the inspection is over today.”
The person in charge had no choice but to take Li Zhenruo and the others to the warehouse and also took out all the prepared materials.
This warehouse was the largest of the three warehouses because the distance was relatively far. In fact, Li Zhenruo had already prepared that he would not be able to complete the work within a day, and might not be able to go back until tomorrow.
The person in charge had been with Li Zhenruo all the time. He probably wanted to get close to him, but Li Zhenruo was not very interested and concentrated on checking all the inbound and outbound orders.
He had the company’s inbound and outbound records in his hand and needed to check them against the ones here to see if there were any discrepancies.
After lunch, Li Zhenruo felt a little stuffy and really tired, so he came out for a walk.
He walked around the warehouse and found it strange that there were nine warehouses recorded here, but he only saw eight in total in this area. Where was the last one?
He came back and asked Tian Chong, “Have you counted all the warehouses?”
Tian Chong said, “Yes, there are three warehouses left.”
Li Zhenruo asked him, “I remember that there are nine warehouses in the file, but why are there only eight here?”
Tian Chong froze, “Aren’t there only eight?”
He thought about it for a while, went to open the file and said, “Oh, there are really nine.”
In the afternoon, Li Zhenruo asked the person in charge of the warehouse.
Hearing the words, the person in charge said: “The ninth warehouse is a little far from here. It is an old warehouse, so the environment is not good and the moisture resistance is not very good. I applied for renovation, and it is empty now.”
“Empty?” Li Zhenruo asked.
The person in charge said, “Yes, it’s already fenced off and it’s not convenient to go in, the warehouse is really not up to standard, so it’s out of use for renovation.”
Li Zhenruo nodded and asked Tian Chong, “Does your warehousing department know?”
Tian Chong frowned and thought about it, “It seems that this year this side has reported that it needs to be renovated.”
Li Zhenruo then asked the person in charge, “Has the construction started?”
The person in charge said, “Not yet. Isn’t it New Year’s Eve soon? The fencing has just been done this month, and the construction will start after the New Year.”
Li Zhenruo replied, “That’s good.”
After that, he didn’t ask about the warehouse again, and since the fence was being built in preparation for the construction, he did not let Tian Chong personally go over to see it.
In the afternoon, Li Zhenruo’s work speed slowed down a bit.
Tian Chong finished his work and came back to him to help him.
Li Zhenruo said, “It’s okay, I’m sure I won’t be able to finish today, let’s continue tomorrow.”
Tian Chong was a little surprised, “Are you going here again tomorrow?”
Li Zhenruo thought for a while, “Instead of wasting time on the road, why not stay over here today?”
“Stay over…” Tian Chong’s tone was obviously unhappy.
The person in charge of the warehouse was enthusiastic to keep them, “Then stay here, I will immediately ask someone to book a hotel downtown, and let’s have dinner there. I know a restaurant that cooked cold-water fish very well.”
Li Zhenruo looked up at him, smiled and said, “No need to be so polite, it’s a waste of time to go downtown. Find a room for us here tonight.”
“Huh?” This time Tian Chong was completely dumbfounded, “Here?”
There were usually people on duty in the warehouse here. Of course, it was not impossible to find a bed to sleep in, but the conditions must be terrible. Tian Chong was not a rich young master, but he was a big city office worker. He followed to conduct random warehouse department inspections, and this time the warehouse couldn’t take good care of them. And today he didn’t know what the assistant want to do, unexpectedly asked to stay in the warehouse.
The person in charge was obviously a little stunned. He quickly said, “There is no one here, the conditions are too poor, and the weather has been cold these two days. You should be careful or you’ll freeze at night, so let’s go to the hotel.”
Tian Chong then whispered, “Yes.”
Li Zhenruo said, “It doesn’t matter, just stay here and buy two thick quilts while it’s still early. I’m really tired today, and I don’t even want to take the car.”
The person in charge was still embarrassed and looked toward Tian Chong.
Tian Chong didn’t want to stay here very much, but he couldn’t speak out against Li Zhenruo directly, so he could only whisper to the person in charge to see if he could persuade Li Zhenruo again.
As a result, Tian Chong still failed to persuade Li Zhenruo and had to stay in the warehouse at night.
The person in charge could only pack a room for the small office building on the third floor and built two steel wire beds. The bedding was brand new, clean and soft.
Li Zhenruo refused to go to the city to eat dinner, so the person in charge asked someone to make some and went to buy a few dishes back. They made a banquet directly at the side of the warehouse. The food wasn’t great, but the wine was good.
The person in charge personally accompanied him and planned to stay here at night.
Li Zhenruo did not want to drink, he excused himself from all of them on the pretext that he was allergic to alcohol, but later on, he could not avoid it, so he drank a glass and pretended to be drunk, and directly fell on the table.
As a result, Tian Chong dealt with the people in the warehouse by himself. He was drunk, and after being sent to the room, he lay on the bed directly.
After simply washing his face with hot water, Li Zhenruo was lying on the bed, when he heard Tian Chong beside him mumbling.
Tian Chong was probably also delirious, and he kept complaining that he couldn’t stand this place, the environment was too bad.
Li Zhenruo smiled when he heard the words, and lay on the bed with his clothes closed and his eyes closed.
There were still people coming and going outside, someone was talking in a low voice, and a headlight shone down from the third floor. Even if the light was not turned on in this room, it was still bright.
Li Zhenruo always felt that there was something wrong with the last warehouse.
According to the person in charge, they reported to the company two months ago to apply for funds to repair. Last month, the company approved the funds in place, and this month began to build the fence and there did not seem to be any problems.
But Li Zhenruo remembered clearly that in May, a batch of goods was originally sent to the warehouse here, but it was sent to the other warehouse because the inventory capacity was insufficient. However, since May, there has been no record of inbound and outbound shipments from that warehouse.
Did the warehouse have a problem long ago and the person in charge never reported it so it was left idle, or was the warehouse being used for something else that they didn’t want the company to know about?
If it were the old Li Zhenruo, he would definitely report the situation here directly to Luo Fei and let Luo Fei handle it at his own discretion.
But now he felt that he was perfectly capable of checking out the warehouse first, and so when he handed in this report to Luo Fei, it would be really beautiful.
It was still early, so Li Zhenruo covered himself with the blanket and planned to sleep until four or five o’clock in the morning when people were most soundly asleep and most unprepared.
In the end, Li Zhenruo himself did not expect that something happened before he slept in the middle of the night.
This small building in the warehouse had three floors. He didn’t know where the accident happened. In the middle of the night, Li Zhenruo heard a commotion outside, and there was a burning smell in the air. Someone shouted from outside, “Fire!”
The small building was built in a rudimentary manner. It was originally a temporary structure and had been used since then. The materials were flammable, and the fire control was not enough. He didn’t know where the flames came from. The wind was strong in the suburbs, and it suddenly burst into flames at once.
Li Zhenruo was not afraid of fire, but Tian Chong still sleeping in the room.
He lifted the quilt and got up, walked to Tian Chong’s bed and patted his face, “Get up! It’s on fire!”
Tian Chong had been drinking and was completely asleep, snoring loudly. When Li Zhenruo covered his face, he barely managed to silence his snoring, but as soon as he removed his hand, he started snoring again.
The fire didn’t seem to be under control, and the people outside began to shout: “It’s on fire! Get up!” Among them, Li Zhenruo also heard voices interspersed with those calling his and Tian Chong’s names.
Li Zhenruo couldn’t bear it anymore, and slapped Tian Chong in the face, “There’s a fire! Do you want to die?”
Tian Chong finally opened his eyes, but he was still in a trance, “What’s wrong?”
Li Zhenruo had no choice but to drag him out of the bed and ran out with his arms on his shoulders.
Tian Chong was taller than him, and it was very difficult for Li Zhenruo to walk with him. Fortunately, he was strong enough to drag such a big man down from the third floor.
At this time, Tian Chong gradually came to his senses, and when the cold wind blew on his face, he looked at the firelight reflected in his eyes, and his voice trembled, “A fire?”
Li Zhenruo said angrily, “Yeah, are you going to die in it? Idiot!”
After dragging Tian Chong out of the small building, Li Zhenruo looked back and saw that the fire was even more vigorous.
The person in charge was desperately calling for people to put out the fire. There were warehouses nearby. If the fire was too big and set the nearby warehouses on fire, it would be really bad.
However, Li Zhenruo remembered another thing. All their documents were still left in the room just now. So he threw Tian Chong to the ground, and Li Zhenruo turned around to go upstairs again.
Tian Chong was so frightened that he sobered up from all the alcohol in his body. He grabbed Li Zhenruo’s hand and said, “Are you crazy? Why are you going back?”
Li Zhenruo didn’t bother to talk to him and kicked him in the shoulder to drive him away, then turned and ran upstairs.
Tian Chong covered his shoulders, and the whole person was stunned.
The fire in the small building was getting bigger and bigger, but fortunately, it had not spread.
All staff guarding the warehouse were dispatched to put out the fire with high-pressure water cannons and fire extinguishers.
Despite this, after Li Zhenruo returned to the room to pack up the documents and put them in the handbag, the fire spread outside the door.
Li Zhenruo had no choice but to go to the window and shout to Tian Chong, “Catch it!”
Tian Chong hurried up to catch the handbag that Li Zhenruo had thrown down and then crawled away hurriedly because of the heat. He shouted to the upstairs, “Come down quickly!”
Li Zhenruo stepped back from the window without hurrying, turned into a cat shape from an angle that could not be seen outside, and quickly slipped out of the window.
Just when he jumped out of the small building, the fire was temporarily suppressed. When he saw that the fire was getting weaker and weaker, Li Zhenruo turned and ran towards the low hillside there.
He had seen the geographic map of this warehouse. Behind this hillside was the last warehouse. Now people were gathered to put off the fire, and Li Zhenruo planned to take this opportunity to go and have a look.
Not long after he ran to the hillside, he suddenly heard a loud noise behind him. He quickly stopped and looked back. He found that the small building where the fire had slowed down had become ablaze again, and it was very likely that something like a gas tank had exploded.
After a little hesitation, Li Zhenruo still followed the established route.
At this time, Tian Chong was completely dumbfounded, because he had never seen Li Zhenruo come out from inside, and thought that Li Zhenruo was still inside.
The impact of the explosion forced them to withdraw a long way, and then they hastily picked up the fire-fighting equipment and went back to fight the fire.
Fortunately, there was still some distance to the surrounding warehouses, and there were no other combustibles materials nearby. If the small building continued to burn like this, even if it burned to ashes, it should not have affected the nearby warehouses.
But even so, everyone was desperately trying to put out the fire.
Tian Chong stood alone with his briefcase in his arms. He had never seen this kind of battle. More importantly, it seemed that something had happened to Assistant Li, and if Assistant Li hadn’t saved him, he could have run out with the papers long ago.
“Ah—” Tian Chong let out a miserable scream.
When he screamed, Li Zhenruo was still running all the way. The distance of the warehouse was indeed a bit far. It took him about ten minutes to run all the way, and when he arrived near the warehouse, he found that it had indeed been fenced off.
Jumping on the low wall, Li Zhenruo looked up in the dark. The door of the warehouse was a steel door, which could not be opened without a key if it was tightly closed. There were walls on all sides, and only a high place had an exhaust fan window for ventilation.
Li Zhenruo glanced at the duty room in the corner of the warehouse, where the lights were on, and someone was standing at the door looking towards the small building that was on fire but had no intention of going there.
Since it was an empty warehouse, why did they have to arrange for someone to be on duty, and why did the person not go to help even if he knew that the building was on fire?
Li Zhenruo was more certain that there must be something in this warehouse.
He took a deep breath and jumped up towards the wall, using his claws to climb up the wall in a single leap. Fortunately, the walls of the warehouse were still made of cement instead of metal. So Li Zhenruo used his claws to grip them firmly and followed the method Xia Hongshen had taught him to mobilise his whole body’s spiritual energy and climbed up to the exhaust fan vent at the top in one fell swoop without stopping.
The exhaust fan was not turned on at this time, so Li Zhenruo used his claws to bend one of the fan blades and got in without any problems.
Li Zhenruo stood at the window and looked in, and saw that the warehouse was not empty, but there were many large plastic buckets, and there was an unspeakable smell in the air.
He climbed on the wall and slid down. Li Zhenruo jumped on a plastic bucket and opened the lid, and saw that it was filled with liquid, and the smell was pungent. It should be some poisonous liquid.
Li Zhenruo jumped off the edge of the bucket, and he jumped onto another plastic bucket, and when he opened it, it was still the same thing.
He opened more than a dozen barrels, which were basically liquid and semi-crystalline, emitting the same strong, pungent smell.
There were so many stored in this warehouse, which add up to at least ten tons. It should be that the person in charge of the warehouse had privately collected money from others to store it for others, and the company had no records at all. This warehouse was also not certified to store toxic and chemical substances.
No wonder it was covered up for fear of them coming to investigate, and the warehouse was fenced off on the pretext of renovation before a routine inspection at the end of the year. There was a fire in the small building over there, and the person in charge of the warehouse must be very nervous. If the fire could not be put out and spread to the warehouse, he might not be able to cover up the things he stored here.
Li Zhenruo knew everything he wanted to know, and he didn’t plan to interfere with the rest. Meanwhile, he would report it to Luo Fei and let Luo Fei handle it.
He went back out through the small window he had just tumbled through and leaned over the window to look towards the small building over there.
If he had been standing below, he would not have been able to see anything across the short hill, but from here he could see clearly that there were no more flames, and he guessed that the fire had been put down.
But doing the math, it had been almost an hour since he had run this way, and although there had been an explosion, with adequate fire-fighting equipment, the fire in the small building should have been extinguished.
He walked over there in a hurry, but he didn’t expect that Tian Chong had long thought that he had died in the explosion.
When Li Zhenruo walked to the side of the small building, he saw that the whole building was dark and the open flame had disappeared, but everyone still dared not stop and was still spraying water into the building with a high-pressure water gun.
Tian Chong sat on the ground with his briefcase in his arms and almost cried out in grief.
Only then did Li Zhenruo realize that Tian Chong never saw him come out, probably thought he was dead. This misunderstanding became a big one, and Li Zhenruo turned around and planned to find a place where no one was around to change back into a human form.
Unexpectedly, the two cars stopped in front of the small building one after the other, and the brakes rubbed against the ground, making a loud noise.
It was Luo Fei who opened the door of the car in front, but Li Zhenran got in and out of the car behind.
Li Zhenruo was stunned and stopped.
Luo Fei hurried forward and asked Tian Chong, “Where’s Jason?”
Tian Chong cried and looked towards the small building, “He went back to get the documents, and then the gas tank exploded.”
Luo Fei didn’t have time to react when he heard the words, and Li Zhenran had already run past him towards the stairs.
“You come back!” Luo Fei felt keen, “He is not dead!”
Li Zhenran said, “I know, I’m just going to make sure.”
The open fire in the building was extinguished, but the temperature inside was still very high, and there was no telling which corner of the unseen spark would reignite. Li Zhenran ran inside without hesitation. Just as his front foot went up the stairs, a floorboard of the building at the back fell off, nearly hitting him on the head.
Li Zhenruo only felt that his heart almost jumped out at that moment, and there was no time to have any thoughts, and his body had already rushed out on its own.
He was faster than Li Zhenran, and when he reached Li Zhenran’s feet, the other party had just finished a flight of stairs.
Li Zhenruo climbed his legs and ran directly into his arms, and was hugged by him.
Seeing the cat rushing into his arms, Li Zhenran immediately understood, turned and ran downstairs.
As a result, when they went down two flights of stairs, another board fell off.
Li Zhenruo subconsciously wanted to climb on top of Li Zhenran’s head to help him block, but Li Zhenran held him firmly in his arms and completely protected him.
In the blink of an eye, the board fell but didn’t hit them, and fell to the side. Outside, Luo Fei stood in front of the stairs and said loudly, “Don’t come out yet!”
Li Zhenruo thought that Li Zhenran would definitely not be able to escape.
Only then did he realize that there was a very powerful demon out there and Luo Fei would not just watch anything happen to them.
Li Zhenran hugged Li Zhenruo, his footsteps were fast and steady. He left the two-story building but still held him tightly in his arms and refused to let go at all.
Li Zhenruo stretched his body with difficulty, put his paws on his chest, stretched out his tongue and licked Li Zhenran’s lower jaw, then saw the black marks on his face and licked his face again, trying to lick the marks clean.
Li Zhenran gently stroked the top of Li Zhenruo’s head and said, “It’s alright.”
Li Zhenruo felt that his tone was full of fear, and this sentence was probably comforting himself, not Li Zhenruo.
Tian Chong lay on the ground and began to cry, “I’m sorry, he was trying to save me!”
Luo Fei looked at him, “He’s not dead, don’t cry.”
Xu Shengwen, who came with Luo Fei, began to hurriedly handle the follow-up work.
As soon as they received Tian Chong’s call, they hurried over. Normally, it would take more than two hours to drive, but it was squeezed to one hour. However, Li Zhenran still felt that he was late.
If it was true that Li Zhenruo had not come out as Tian Chong had said, then nothing could be undone if he came over now.
Luo Fei saw that Li Zhenran had been staring at the cat in his arms, touched the top of the cat’s head repeatedly, and the kitten had been licking Li Zhenran’s face to comfort him, so he said, “You guys first get in the car and have a rest.”
Li Zhenran nodded and hugged Li Zhenruo into the car.
The driver was not in the car at this time. He got out and went to watch the action.
As soon as Li Zhenruo got in the car, he changed back into a human form. He reached out and hugged Li Zhenran, “I’m fine.”
Li Zhenran didn’t speak, just hugged him tightly, buried his face in his shoulder, and breathed deeply and slowly.
Li Zhenruo suddenly remembered that time on the rooftop, he deliberately lied to Li Zhenran, making Li Zhenran think he was reincarnated. At that time, he wondered if Li Zhenran would jump down from upstairs and follow him, but Li Zhenran did nothing.
When he thought about it now, Li Zhenruo found that he was really stupid. If Li Zhenran jumped off at that time, he would probably live in pain forever and couldn’t extricate himself. Even if he were to die one day, he hoped that Li Zhenran would be able to live happily and find someone he could love and fall in love again.
Li Zhenruo felt a bit emotional. When the floor fell just now, he really thought Li Zhenran would be smashed to death there.
Compared with the dread of death, living apart was probably a waste of one’s life.
He wanted proof, and if Li Zhenran couldn’t prove it with his life, what better proof could there be in this world?
There would be a day when Li Zhenran could prove that he will love him all his life and that he would be willing to throw away his life, but Li Zhenruo would probably be left with nothing but remorse.
Li Zhenruo said in Li Zhenran’s ear at this time, “I forgive you.”
Li Zhenran suddenly raised his head.
Li Zhenruo felt that there seemed to be some wet marks on his shoulders, but when he wanted to look down, Li Zhenran squeezed his chin and kissed his lips heavily.
He didn’t have the strength to resist at all, and Li Zhenran had already overwhelmed him in the back seat of the car. The hot kiss was about to drown him in an instant.
Li Zhenruo fell on his back and suddenly found a person standing outside the car window.
He looked back and up and saw Tian Chong standing outside, looking at them with a terrified expression.
So he quickly patted Li Zhenran’s shoulder.
Li Zhenran looked up but did not stop kissing him. Instead, he pulled away Li Zhenruo’s clothes and put a hand in.
When doing this action, Tian Chong found that Li Zhenran was staring at him fiercely, and then he was wholly startled for a while, and then he quickly turned to avoid them.
Only then did Li Zhenran’s movements become gentle, and the frenzied kisses turned into light kisses one after another, and the atmosphere became warmer.
When Luo Fei came over, Li Zhenruo got up and pulled up his clothes and said to him, “I found something. There is a warehouse here that was misappropriated by the person in charge to store poisoned items. I suggest you call the police.”
Luo Fei heard the words with a solemn expression and nodded, “I will handle it.”
After speaking, Luo Fei turned his head and looked at the chaotic environment around him. He said to Li Zhenran, “Thank you for your hard work. I will handle the finishing work here. Let the driver take you to the city to open a room and have a good rest. Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
Li Zhenran replied, “Okay.”
Luo Fei patted the door and said to Li Zhenruo, “Good job.”
Li Zhenruo gave him a thumbs up and smiled.
As Luo Fei walked away, he called Li Zhenran’s driver to come and drive.
Originally Luo Fei meant to go to the nearest urban area to rest, but Li Zhenran asked the driver to drive directly home.
After going through so many things in one night, Li Zhenruo’s mind was still very awake, and there was no sleepiness at all, while Li Zhenran was relaxed after being so tense that he fell asleep on Li Zhenruo’s lap soon after the car had been driven.
Li Zhenruo had been stroking his hair gently and looked out of the car window.
When they came, they were rushing all the way. On the way back, the driver drove a lot more slowly. When they returned to the city, the driver asked Li Zhenruo softly where he was going.
Li Zhenruo said, “To his apartment.”
At this time, it was inconvenient to go back to Li’s house and woke up Wang Ma and the others.
Before they know it, the sky in the east had turned white.
When the driver drove downstairs to the apartment, the first rays of the sun shone through the front window of the car in the morning, and the winter sun fell gently on them with an almost imperceptible warmth.
When Li Zhenruo lowered his head, his hair was plated with a soft golden colour by the sun. He kissed Li Zhenran’s forehead and said, “We’re home, let’s go back.”
The author has something to say:
The story is over, I’ve spent all day today on this and I’m almost dead. I used to be foolish enough to think that all readers would like to see me keep writing and don’t stop, even if it’s a little slower, it doesn’t matter, but only yesterday did I find out that there are readers who are just waiting to see an ending.
So I did what I promised yesterday, and there will be a silly and sweet episode next, but I won’t guarantee daily updates (I never do!). I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do that, but I’ll keep it light anyway. Unknowingly, it has been serialized for three months. I wish you all a happy life^_^
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