A road from the trail leads directly to the expressway out of the city.

       Before they knew it, it was already dark. It was almost winter and the weather was not very good today. It was gloomy all afternoon. When Li Zhentai and the others drove out, it was almost completely dark.

       Li Zhentai was sitting in the passenger seat, always looking back repeatedly and uneasily, as if he was afraid that someone would catch up.

       It was the tall and thin man who was driving. He glanced at Li Zhentai, and then looked at the man sitting in the back from the rearview mirror.

       The old couple were huddled in the back row, shivering a little.

       Li Zhenran had just parked the car on the side of the road, but now he was far behind their car, keeping a distance that would not be noticed but kept them in sight.

       Li Zhenruo kept staring at the car in front and noticed that they suddenly started to slow down, and finally, he saw the car stop on the side of the road.

       “What’s going on?” Li Zhenruo said.

       Li Zhenran didn’t stop at the side of the road, but turned into a small road, parked the car beside a farmhouse’s yard, and then turned off the headlights completely.

       Li Zhentai was also inexplicable at this time. He asked the tall and thin man who was driving, “What are you doing?”

       The man said, “Tai ge, after thinking about it, I still think it’s better for you to settle the account with us first.”

       Li Zhentai couldn’t help but glanced at the old couple sitting in the back row in the rearview mirror, and asked vaguely, “What do you want?”

       The man smiled and said, “You can’t protect yourself now, how can you tell us to follow you? It’s easy to kill someone, but it’s a long way to go, and if you don’t have any money when you get back, then won’t we be foolish to make a trip for nothing?”

       When the old lady heard him say murder, she shouted in a high voice, “What did you say?”

       The young man sitting next to her held a knife at her neck, “Shut up! I’ll kill you if you shout again!”

       The old man hurriedly hugged his wife. The two looked at Li Zhentai and helplessly trembling.

       Li Zhentai said solemnly, “What do you guys want? Just tell me.”

       The tall and thin man said, “Even a scrawny camel is bigger than a horse1even after suffering a loss, a rich person is still better off than ordinary people. You first ask someone to send two million cash over, we meet on the highway, then you get off, I will take these two people to dispose of.”

       The old couple looked terrified, and the old lady couldn’t help but say, “You guys are crazy!”

       The young man sitting back grabbed the handle of the knife and hit her in the face, “Shut up!”

       The old lady tilted her head, was hugged by her husband, buried her head in his arms and cried in a low voice.

       The old man couldn’t help but said, “Xiao Jie—”

       “Shut up!” The young man gave him a slap in the face irritably, “Can’t understand a word, can you?”

       Both fell silent this time.

       Li Zhentai said, “How can I have so much cash at a time? I still have some stocks and real estate in my hands, but I can’t cash out that fast.”

       The tall and thin man asked him, “Then what do you suggest?”

       Li Zhentai glanced at the rearview mirror and said, “You asked me to go back and collect money now. The two of them stay here. Are you not afraid that I won’t give you the money?”

       The tall and thin man said, “That’s true, but the two of them won’t die. You, Young Master Li, will definitely not feel at ease. If I were you, I would find someone to kill us all after I left, right?”

       Before Li Zhentai could retort, the man suddenly took out a gun and pointed it at his temple, “Don’t f/cking play tricks with me! You come with us, call someone now to get the money and send it to us tomorrow!”

       This man was an outlaw, and Li Zhentai knew in his heart that he did not intend to die with him here.

       “I’ll call,” he said.

       Li Zhentai took out his mobile phone to dial. While waiting for the call to be connected, the man beside him put the gun back and started the car to continue driving forward.

       At this moment, Li Zhentai slammed open the door and almost rolled out against the bottom of the door.

       The car had been parked by the side of the road, next to a low slope overgrown with weeds, and a field below. Li Zhentai rolled out of the car door and rolled down the low slope against the ground. Because the weeds were very high, Li Zhentai didn’t notice that there was still a shallow ditch below, and he quickly crawled forward along the shallow ditch with his hands and feet.

       The man in the car chased after him and fired two shots in his direction.

       But because it was too dark to see the figure clearly from the weeds, Li Zhentai stopped, afraid that the sound of his running would give him direction.

       The man walked slowly along the side of the road for a short distance and fired two more shots.

       This time, Li Zhentai was very unlucky. A shot was shot in his leg, and intense pain hit him, but in this life and death situation, he still held back and did not cry out.

       At this time, several people heard the sound of sirens blaring in the silent darkness.

       The young man in the car pointed his head and shouted, “Boss, there are police!”

       The tall and thin man hesitated for a moment, turned back to the car, and quickly started the car to leave.

       Li Zhentai was lying on the low slope, and when he heard the car drive away, he slowly got up and wanted to walk forward, but the severe pain in his leg made him unable to walk normally, so he had to lie on the ground and slowly move forward.

       It was impossible to tell whether it was blood or water on his pants. Li Zhentai suddenly became afraid. He was afraid that he would die here. He hurriedly wanted to touch his mobile phone to call someone, but after a long time, he could not find his mobile phone. Only then did he realize that he had probably lost his mobile phone on the way out of the car holding it.

       Li Zhentai was very nervous. He listened to the sound of the siren in the dark and even began to consider whether to wait until the police car approached and shout. Other things could be considered later, but he didn’t want to die here now.

       However, the sound of the siren did not get closer but seemed to be getting further and further away.

       The pain in his leg made him unable to think carefully, so he could only shout, “Is there anyone?” When he opened his mouth, he found that his voice was so hoarse that he could barely make a sound.

       Suddenly, in the silence, he clearly heard footsteps approaching in his direction.

       “Who?” Li Zhentai raised his head, but found that he couldn’t see anyone clearly in the dark, “Help me.”

       The man walked up to him and squatted down, sighed softly, and called his name: “Li Zhentai.”

       Li Zhentai was sweating coldly on his forehead, and he could barely see the outline of a person in the dark. He asked nervously, “Who are you?” The thing he was most worried about now was that the two people came back to find him.

       The person in front of him said, “I’m Li Zhenruo.”

       Li Zhentai was suddenly stunned.

       The person who appeared in front of him was Li Zhenruo. And Li Zhenran drove to keep up with the car that was left in front.

       Li Zhentai was a little dazed, “Li Zhenruo is dead.”

       Li Zhenruo said, “Yes. Do you believe that there are ghosts and retribution in this world?”

       Li Zhentai rolled his throat and reached out to grab Li Zhenruo, “Help me.”

       Li Zhenruo avoided it, “I said I am Li Zhenruo, do you think I will save you?”

       Li Zhentai raised his head as if trying to see him clearly, his thighs were bleeding continuously, and the warm blood soaked the whole pants and wrapped around his body. At the same time, his body temperature was decreasing.

       Li Zhenruo asked him, “Why did you kill me?”

       Li Zhentai seemed to be in a trance. He said, “You are not my brother, you are not Li Jianglin’s son.”

       Li Zhenruo said, “Yeah, I’m not, but neither are you.”

       Li Zhentai was stunned for a moment, “I am innocent, they abandoned me and swapped me with dad’s dead son. You are different, your mother is a bitch, she cheated on him with someone and left.”

       Li Zhenruo frowned, “Who told you that?”

       Li Zhentai did not answer his question, but shouted in vain, “Help me…”

       Li Zhenruo asked him, “Why did you kill me?”

       Li Zhentai said, “You are too curious. You are not from the Li family. What qualifications do you have to investigate the Li family?”

       Li Zhenruo was a little angry and grabbed him by the collar, “So that’s why you killed me?”

       Li Zhentai didn’t answer him, but grabbed his wrist weakly, “I’m dying, please help me?”

       Li Zhenruo said, “If you answer my question, I will save you.”

       Li Zhentai was breathing heavily.

       Li Zhenruo asked him, “Where did you get the picture of my mother?”

       Li Zhentai took a long breath and told Li Zhenruo, “Someone gave it to me.”

       Li Zhenruo squeezed her fingers, “Who gave it to you?”

       Li Zhentai didn’t speak, just panted heavily in his ear.

       “Who gave it to you?” Li Zhenruo shouted in his ear in a low voice, while reaching out to squeeze the wound on Li Zhentai’s leg.

       Li Zhentai screamed and said, “It was a man named Sun He. He said he was Luo Yunguang’s cousin. This photo was found when he went to help her clean up her old house after the fourth child’s own mother died.”

       “Luo Yunguang?” Li Zhenruo was a little confused, “Why did he give it to you?”

       Li Zhentai didn’t answer, he began to tremble, grabbed Li Zhenruo and said, “Help me…”

       Li Zhenruo asked him, “Who did you hear that you were swapped with Li Jiang Lin’s son who died?”

       Li Zhentai said, “Luo, Luo Yunguang.”

       Li Zhenruo recalled Luo Yunguang, the words he said to Li Zhenran at his house last time. At that time, he completely believed him without reservation, but he didn’t understand why when he came to Li Zhentai, there would be another story.

       Li Zhentai’s grip on Li Zhenruo was getting lighter and lighter.

       Li Zhenruo asked him, “Where is Sun He now?”

       Li Zhentai shook his head, his eyes had begun to slacken.

       Li Zhenruo patted his face and saw that he had begun to lose consciousness, so he let go of him and stood up slowly.

       Li Zhentai curled up in one place.

       Li Zhenruo said to him, “Just die alone in this stinky ditch and taste the fear of death.”

       After he said that, he turned around and transformed into a cat. He clearly saw Li Zhentai’s miserable appearance in the dark, so he stood quietly for a while before stepping on the mud and running away.

       This road was a bit remote, and there were no other cars passing by along the way, only him as a cat walking forward along the road.

       After a while, he saw a car approaching in the distance, and his headlights made him narrow his eyes.

       Li Zhenran parked the car beside him, opened the door and looked at him.

       Li Zhenruo jumped into the car, rubbed the mud on his footpads, and then changed into a human shape and sat on the passenger seats. He said, “Li Zhentai is dying.”

       Li Zhenran said, “They have been stopped by the police, and both husband and wife are fine.”

       Li Zhenruo was suddenly worried, “They won’t bring the police to find Li Zhentai, will they?”

       Li Zhenran said, “They should be. After all, Li Zhentai’s parents wouldn’t want to watch him die.”

       Li Zhenruo couldn’t help but look back at the darkness outside the window, “If Li Zhentai didn’t die and was resuscitated back…”

       “Then let him die again,” Li Zhenran said.

       Maybe it was a bit cold, Li Zhenruo shivered and turned to look at Li Zhenran. The blue light of the dashboard shone on his face, and he could see that he was expressionless when he said this.

       Then Li Zhenran turned his head to look at Li Zhenruo, took his shoulders and kissed him gently on his forehead, “It’s okay, I said they would get their retribution.”


Notes:
Ngl, it’s so satisfying seeing Zhentai died like that


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