Chapter 21

       Li Zhenran was an emotionally reserved person. He sat next to Li Zhenruo and didn’t say a word. Occasionally the doctor came in and they would only have two simple conversations.

       But Li Zhenruo was touched enough that Li Zhenran was willing to stay by his side for so long.

       If he thought about it from another perspective, Li Zhenruo himself definitely didn’t have so much time to accompany a pet. Let alone time for pets, even if it was his girlfriend, he might just go and have a look and send a bunch of flowers. Such peaceful company was really precious.

       After he finished the infusion, he was taken away by the doctor for a full-body examination. After that, he was given a bath to remove insects, and he was cleaned. When the fur on the whole body was fluffy again, Li Zhenruo doesn’t look much different from the past. As for whether his face looked hungry or not, it was impossible to confirm it.

       Before they left, Li Zhenran actually asked Hua Yibang to take a collar from the car, and then he personally put it on Li Zhenruo’s neck.

       Li Zhenruo wanted to refuse, but he couldn’t move because of his legs.

       He heard Hua Yibang say that this was a positioning collar.

       What the f/ck!

       If this was a positioning collar, didn’t it mean that no matter where he went in the future, Li Zhenran would be able to know his whereabouts at any time? Would it still be okay?

       However, this collar was quite beautiful. It was a black leather collar.

       Li Zhenran put the collar on him and seemed very satisfied. He reached out and pinched his ear, and then took a cat leash and put it on him.

       This time, Li Zhenruo refused to do it no matter what, but he couldn’t struggle against Li Zhenran. Even if he refused to leave, Li Zhenran still picked up his two front legs and walked outside with him.

       Until they got into the car, Li Zhenruo pretended to be dead to express his opposition.

       Li Zhenran said calmly, “I’ll take it off for you if you behave.”

       Hua Yibang was sitting in the passenger seat. After he heard this, he turned around and glanced at Li Zhenruo.

       Li Zhenruo had a look of someone that has given up on life on his face, and tears kept pouring out of the corners of his eyes. However, these are completely physiological tears, perhaps because of his poor physical condition, he has been crying a lot these past two days.

       Hua Yibang couldn’t help but said, “It probably doesn’t want to be sterilized.”

       Li Zhenruo silently praised Hua Yibang in his heart.

       Li Zhenran actually noticed that everything started from the day he said he wanted to sterilize the cat, but he was also worried that it was because the cat was in heat, so it ran around everywhere.

       Li Zhenran’s silence made Li Zhenruo a little uneasy.

       But in the end, Li Zhenran still said, “Let’s talk about it after some time. I’m afraid its current physical condition is not suitable for surgery.”

       Li Zhenruo breathed a long sigh of relief.

       However, the cat leash on his body had not yet been removed for him, and it was uncomfortable. He hesitated, approached Li Zhenran cautiously, put his chin on his lap, and raised his eyes to look at him.

       Li Zhenran asked Hua Yibang to give him a tissue to help Li Zhenruo wipe away the tears on his face. He looked very indifferent when he spoke, and said, “If you dare to run away again, I will castrate you, lock you up and never let you out.”

       Li Zhenruo shivered in fright.

       Hua Yibang also stretched out his hand and raised his glasses, thinking to himself: What a terrible possessiveness!

       Back at Li’s house, Wang Ma was already at the door of the house. As soon as she saw Li Zhenruo who had been carried down from the car by Li Zhenran, she hurried over and said, “Why do you have to starve like this, sweetie?”

       Li Zhenruo was touched by his head and did not know how hungry he looked.

       “It must be hard to live outside, right? Who told you to run away?” Wang Ma said to him.

       In fact, if it wasn’t for checking the files of the appraisal office, Li Zhenruo would not have been locked up for a few days. It seemed that the Li family thought that he would lose his ability to survive if he left the Li family, and was starving miserably outside every day.

       But no one knew how easy he was eating and drinking at school before.

       The cat leash on Li Zhenruo’s body had not been taken off. Li Zhenran took him directly to the third floor and tied him near the door of the recreation room. Then put his rice bowl and water bowl over.

       Now he could eat, drink, sleep, eat, drink, and sleep in this area. It seemed that Li Zhenran didn’t plan to let him go any time soon.

       Li Zhenruo felt that Li Zhenran probably wanted to teach him a lesson and told him not to run away again. However, after wandering outside for almost a week, Li Zhenruo felt that living in a big house without worrying about eating and drinking was indeed very happy. If he wasn’t forced, he wouldn’t be willing to run away.

       Besides, if he ran away, who would help him deal with his revenge on Li Zhenzi?

       Fortunately, the cat leash was quite long. It was enough for Li Zhenruo to walk out of the recreation room and walk half a circle in the corridor. He could even go down two stairs and stand next to the railing and look down.

       Li Zhenran tied him up and left.

       Although there was no time to get angry at him, Li Zhenran was angry for sure. And now was time for Li Zhenruo’s punishment.

       Li Zhenruo was left alone on the third floor, it was already afternoon, and the three brothers were not at home. Wang Ma rarely came up, so he was somewhat lonely being chained here.

       He was lying on the corner of the stairs, sticking his head out from the middle of the railing, and could see all the way to the first floor.

       However, it didn’t really mean anything, because no one would look up at him from the first floor.

       Before he slipped out of Li’s house, Li Zhenzi had just gone on a business trip to the west. Now that a week has passed, he thought that Li Zhenzi should have come back.

       I wonder if I can see him at dinner today.

       But Li Zhenzi didn’t come back during dinner.

       Li Zhenran didn’t go out after dinner. Hearing the sound of him going up the stairs, Li Zhenruo stood up unconsciously.

       He saw that Li Zhenran went all the way to the third floor, just gave him a light glance, and then walked towards his room. Li Zhenruo wanted to follow, but was caught by the rope and couldn’t follow before reaching Li Zhenran’s door.

       “Meow!” Li Zhenruo called out.

       Li Zhenran looked back at him, then turned to walk in front of him, squatted down, pointed his finger at his wet nose, and said, “One week, reflect properly.”

       “Meow~” Li Zhenruo lowered his voice, sounding a bit pitiful.

       Li Zhenran was not soft-hearted. He got up and continued walking towards the room, and then closed the door in front of Li Zhenruo.

       Li Zhenruo lowered his eyes, groaned in his heart, and went back to the stairs to continue lying down.

       That night, Li Zhenzi didn’t come back until after eleven o’clock. He probably drank some wine because he had a dinner party that night. But today he was somewhat restrained and was not too drunk.

       When he came back, even Wang Ma had already turned off the TV and gone to bed, and the living room was dark.

       Li Zhenruo heard the sound and stood up. He went down two blocks of stairs, stuck his head out from the middle of the railing, and stared in the direction of the second floor.

       Li Zhenzi didn’t turn on the light but went up the stairs in the dark. Because he was drunk, his footsteps seemed a little unstable. When he walked to the stairs on the second floor, Li Zhen raised his head inadvertently and saw a black shadow sticking out his head at the stairs leading to the third floor, and at the same time, he saw a pair of bright eyes.

       He choked, but fortunately, he was still able to keep his composure. He just raised his head to look carefully, and then he could see clearly that it was a cat crouching there and looking at him.

       Li Zhenzi raised his hand and wiped his face heavily. The fright just now scared half of his drunkenness. At this time, he did not rush to find Li Zhenruo to settle the account. But to think that he has been scared out of his wits by a cat was sort of miserable.

       After that, he dragged his unsteady steps back to his room.

       Li Zhenruo sat quietly in place for a while before getting up and going back to his bed in the recreation room.

       The next day, Li Zhenzi didn’t wake up until after ten o’clock in the morning. There was no meeting in Yunlin today, so he was not in a hurry, and could arrange his own time leisurely.

       When he got up, Li Zhentai and Li Zhenran had already finished breakfast and went out.

       Li Zhenzi stretched out his hand and pinched Li Zhenruo’s face.

       Li Zhenruo endured and did not escape.

       Li Zhenzi seemed to be just teasing him. He looked up and saw the cat leash on him, and asked, “Second brother tied you up? Who told you to run around? Be a good boy and reflect on it.”

       After he said that, Li Zhenzi turned around and ran downstairs, asking, “Wang Ma, when did the second brother catch his cat back?”

       Wang Ma replied loudly, “Yesterday afternoon! Poor little baby, he was starving and collapsed.”

       Li Zhenruo turned around and went back upstairs, and thought why was it so exaggerated.

       But when he saw Li Zhenzi today, he suddenly had an idea. There were too few things he could do now. If he wanted to deal with Li Zhenzi, he was afraid he had to borrow someone else’s hand.

       However, before that, he probably still have to find out, was Yue Zijia doing this at Li Zhenzi’s instigation, or was there someone else behind her?

       Li Zhenran did what he said and actually tied Li Zhenruo with a cat leash for a week.

       Every day when Li Zhenruo saw Li Zhenran going downstairs, he would meow twice at his feet, but it didn’t work. Sometimes Li Zhenran didn’t even look at him.

       Li Zhenruo felt that Li Zhenran must be angry.

       Even though Li Zhenran was angry, he arranged Li Zhenruo’s diet well.

       Every day, Li Zhenruo has boiled chicken and fresh milk eggs. Wang Ma told him that Li Zhenran specially asked the kitchen to prepare them and wanted to supplement him with nutrients.

       While eating chicken, Li Zhenruo’s heart was bubbling, well, he was somewhat moved. If Li Zhenran has been so kind to him since he was a child, he must repay this brother wholeheartedly. It was not as if the relationship between them were not as good as that of ordinary friends.


Notes:
Me imagining Zhenran talking to Zhenruo:

Also my brain dead be:


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3 Comments

  1. Mariasi

    Heart bubbles meaning 🤣🤣🤣 .

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  2. Sl

    Repeat from chapter 20?

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    • hoenimochi

      Oh my lord, no one mentioned this at all until now ToT
      It’s only a repeat from the first 2 lines, but the rest is the correct chapter content!
      I’ve fixed it!

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