Side Story 5

       As he carried Li Zhenran away from the zoo, Li Zhenruo felt a little helpless.

       The phone in his pocket rang. It was Li Zhenran’s phone, which he always carried with him.

       When he answered the call, Li Zhenruo found out that the call was from Li Zhenzi. The other party was a little puzzled and asked, “Why are you answering the call? Where is my second brother?”

       Li Zhenruo said, “He’s taking a nap. I’ll relay it to him.”

       A passing car honked its horn.

       Li Zhen was silent for a moment and asked, “He took a nap on the street?”

       Li Zhenruo lied without changing his face, “I came out to buy something for him and took out his phone. What do you have to say? I’m not going to kill him.”

       Li Zhenzi finally said, “Nothing. You guys are not coming back these days?”

       Li Zhenruo hesitated a bit this time, “I won’t be back for a while. Please tell it to Uncle Li for me.”

       “Okay,” Li Zhenzi replied, then hung up the phone.

       After hanging up the phone, Li Zhenruo also felt that it would be impossible to hide from the people of the Li family sooner or later. What if they really thought he had murdered Li Zhenran for money?

       He glanced down at Li Zhenran with some distress and found that Li Zhenran was staring straight ahead as if in a daze.

       They said goodbye to Song Jun at the zoo entrance and arranged to meet at the amusement park at twelve o’clock in the evening.

       When Song Jun left, Li Zhenruo carried Li Zhenran and sat down on the side of the road, sighed and asked him, “Where are you going?”

       Li Zhenran refused to speak and just sat quietly on his lap.

       The cold wind of the first month was blowing head-on, and Li Zhenruo couldn’t help shrinking his neck. Soon he saw that Li Zhenran also shrank his neck and silently lay down on his lap, with his two paws under his stomach.

       A little girl was standing by the road not far from them, looking around. The girl was alone and did not see her parents nearby.

       Li Zhenruo noticed that Li Zhenran looked in that direction first, so he also looked over and noticed the little girl.

       The little girl stood blankly for a while, and then suddenly, she was about to run towards the road without the zebra crossing.

       A bus was heading in this direction. When Li Zhenruo was about to stop the little girl, Li Zhenran suddenly rushed out of his arms, ran to the little girl at a high speed, and bit her pants.

       The little girl stopped and looked down at him, and the bus drove past them.

       Li Zhenruo’s heart was pounding, and she ran over to pick up the little girl and walked to the side of the road, saying, “It’s too dangerous, little miss. Where are your parents?”

       When the little girl was picked up by him, he reached out and grabbed Li Zhenran’s leg, so Li Zhenran was also lifted up by her and swayed and fell beside Li Zhenruo’s leg.

       Li Zhenruo walked next to the flowerbed and put the little girl down, only to notice Li Zhenran, who was dragged like a dead. He was startled and squatted down to smooth Li Zhenran’s hair while saying to the little girl, “Little miss, can you let him go first?”

       The little girl let go and said, “Cat.”

       Li Zhenruo combed Li Zhenran’s fur carefully and said with a sigh of relief, “Yes, cat. Where are your parents, little miss?”

       The little girl shook her head.

       Li Zhenran shook off the hair on his body, slowly stepped aside, sat down and licked his forelimbs, where he was caught and lifted just now.

       Li Zhenruo was still trying to talk to the little girl, but the little girl seemed to be frightened, and she started crying after she said a few more words.

       Li Zhenran looked toward them.

       Li Zhenruo waved to him.

       Li Zhenran turned his head indifferently and after a while, slowly and reluctantly walked towards him.

       Li Zhenruo picked him up and handed it to the little girl, “Here’s the kitty.”

       The little girl reached out and placed it on her lap, touching the top of Li Zhenran’s head.

       Li Zhenruo rummaged through her clothes pockets to see if he could find any information, but there was nothing in the little girl’s clothes pockets. He had no choice but to say, “Let’s wait here. If your parents don’t come back for you, we’ll have to send you to the nearby police station, okay?”

       The little girl didn’t speak. She lowered her head and focused on touching Li Zhenran’s head.

       She didn’t quite grasp the strength, and Li Zhenran had to close his eyes subconsciously when she pressed her palm down on him.

       After waiting for a while, sure enough, an old lady was called in. It was a grandmother who came to the zoo with her granddaughter. As a result, when she left the venue, there were too many people, and the little girl was lost. She searched everywhere and couldn’t find her.

       Li Zhenruo returned the little girl to the old lady, and the other party thanked him one after another with snot and tears.

       “You’re welcome, be careful next time,” Li Zhenruo said, waving to the little girl.

       The little girl pointed at Li Zhenran on the ground, “Cat!”

       Li Zhenran turned his head and didn’t look at her.

       Li Zhenruo smiled at her, “Bye-bye.”

       When the old lady left with the little girl in her arms, Li Zhenruo suddenly bent down and picked up Li Zhenran and threw him into the sky.

       Li Zhenran’s eyes widened instantly until he fell back into Li Zhenruo’s arms, stretched out his claws and grasped Li Zhenruo’s arm tightly. Li Zhenruo couldn’t throw him again if he wanted to.

       Li Zhenruo was in a good mood, hummed a song and carried Li Zhenran into the car.

       Li Zhenran’s whole cat was dizzy. He hadn’t been picked up and thrown away for many years. His heart was beating non-stop, and his paws were tightly clasping Li Zhenruo’s arm, and he never let go.

       Li Zhenruo didn’t notice it at first; he drove the car and stepped on the brake in front of the red light at the intersection. Li Zhenran suddenly stretched out his claws and grabbed his arm. When he saw that Li Zhenran was still expressionless and even ferocious, but he looked down at the grabbed arm and felt something different.

       Back home, Li Zhenran walked in front and just jumped on the sofa. Li Zhenruo jumped on him, held him down, and asked, “Are you shy or nervous just now?”

       Li Zhenran swept over with cold eyes.

       Of course, Li Zhenruo was not afraid of him and instantly turned into a cat to hold him down and start licking his ears.

       Li Zhenran struggled to lie on his back on the sofa, stretched out his paws to push and refused for a long time and failed, so he turned over and pressed Li Zhenruo under him and stepped on his big cake face with a paw.

       Li Zhenruo was not angry but happily bit Li Zhenran’s paw.

       Li Zhenran simply stepped on Li Zhenruo for a while.

       Li Zhenruo couldn’t take it anymore and struggled to turn over and tried to crawl forward, but Li Zhenran’s whole body was pressed up, and he lowered his head and bit his neck to prevent him from running.

       Li Zhenruo was stunned. This posture was not—he gave up the struggle, put his big face under his paws, and obediently lay down and raised his tail, “o(≧w≦)o meow——”

       Li Zhenran also realised that the posture was wrong. He let go of Li Zhenruo and took two steps back, and kicked him off the sofa mercilessly.


       Before twelve o’clock in the evening, Li Zhenruo drove Li Zhenran to the amusement park.

       When he was kicked off the sofa by Li Zhenran, he hit his butt in the air and landed on the ground, and his butt was still sore.

       The amusement park was the same as last night. It was dark from the outside, but after entered, they found that all the amusement facilities were open, but there were not as many guests as last night. It was empty all the way in, and only the music of the rides sounded joyfully. However, the atmosphere seemed a little weird.

       Li Zhenruo rubbed his butt when he got out of the car. He was a little angry, so he opened the passenger door and didn’t reach out to carry Li Zhenran.

       Li Zhenran jumped out of the car by himself, looked up at him, and hesitated.

       Li Zhenruo had already closed the car door and walked toward the amusement park.

       Li Zhenran sighed slowly and walked inside, following his feet. They didn’t get to the carousel until they saw Xia Hongshen sitting on the turntable with his back to the carousel and playing with his mobile phone.

       Li Zhenruo didn’t understand why Xia Hongshen liked the merry-go-round so much, so he stood outside and shouted, “Master!”

       Xia Hongshen looked up at him.

       “Ah—” Li Zhenruo suddenly heard someone shouting at this moment and turned around to see the giant panda running in their direction, apparently aiming at Li Zhenran.

       Even when he was angry with Li Zhenran, Li Zhenruo was reluctant to give him away to the giant panda. When Li Zhenran stepped forward to stop him, Li Zhenran had already jumped on his shoulder.

       The giant panda ran over, stopped before Li Zhenruo, and scratched his head shyly, “You guys are here.”

       Li Zhenruo looked at him and asked a curious question, “Why are you allowed to come out at night?”

       The panda said, “Oh, I’m off work.”

       Li Zhenruo complained silently in his heart: So you were just working at the zoo.

       The giant panda looked at Li Zhenran on Li Zhenruo’s shoulder and said, “I thought about it later. After I got the pill last night, I opened the box and touched it.”

       “You touched it?” Li Zhenruo’s head was a little confused. He felt it had something to do with giant pandas, but he didn’t know what it was.

       The panda said, “Yes, I have touched it. Have you touched it too?”

       Li Zhenruo took out the medicinal pill and fed it to Li Zhenran’s mouth. Of course, he had touched it. Could it be related to this?

       The giant panda pointed at Li Zhenran, “Look, he is a black and white Garfield.”

       Li Zhenran, who became the focus of attention, very calmly grasped Li Zhenruo’s shoulder with his claws.

       At this time, Xia Hongshen jumped off the turntable and said to them, “I invited Master Yunshen of Hongyin Temple. He has researched alchemy and drawing talisman. Just ask him tonight.”

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  1. Amicia

    Wait… so Zhenran is the image of their love child now? 🤣🤣

  2. milui

    I didn’t know I needed cat boyfriends until today. Seeing them interact was so cute! Thank you for the chapter.


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