Li Zhentai and Wen Chun left, but Li Zhenruo remained on the windowsill of the recreation room.
He poked his head out to take a look and found that if he walked along the window sill, he could reach past the pipe. He could then climb down the pipe to the window sill on the second floor, or go straight down to the first floor.
The security of Li’s family was strict outside. There were anti-theft equipment and surveillance cameras along the outer wall. After entering, the security would be relatively loose, especially in the building. The Li family would definitely not allow cameras to peep at their privacy.
If he could walk this way, he would be able to go to many rooms from the first floor to the third floor in the future unhindered, which was considered as a very good thing.
But Li Zhenruo was a little nervous. Climbing the water pipe seemed simple, but it didn’t seem to be an easy thing to be done.
He took a deep breath and walked over there cautiously.
Li Zhenzi was playing ball with the coach. He was facing the building at home, and saw a cat tumble out from the third floor’s window, walked a bit along the window sill, then hugged a pipe to slide down clumsily.
Li Zhenruo really slid down, he couldn’t control his speed at all. He wanted to jump on the window sill on the second floor but failed. He just sat down directly on the grass on the first floor.
He was stunned for a while, then Li Zhenruo got up and started licking his fur.
Cats have barbs1 on their tongues. Licking the fur was actually equivalent to combing the fur, especially on the inside of the forelimb. The fur was messy because of the pipe, and if you looked closely, the skin underneath was a little red.
He combed his fur all over and heard a “pop” when he stood up, and the tennis court fence behind him shook because of the huge impact.
Li Zhenruo was startled and shrank his head, and then when he looked at it, he found out that it was the movement made by Li Zhenzi from hitting the fence with a ball.
Li Zhenzi deliberately hit that ball in the direction of Li Zhenruo. As he saw the stupid cat shrank in fright, he smiled in satisfaction and motioned to the coach across the court to continue.
Li Zhenruo didn’t know what Li Zhenzi was thinking. He got up and trotted away along the periphery of the tennis court.
Li Zhenzi came back from the front door after playing the ball and met Wen Chun coming down from the second floor.
He stopped in his tracks and asked, “Chun jie2a way to call one’s older sister or someone older(female) is leaving?”
Wen Chun smiled and said, “I have something to do in the morning, it’s not convenient for me to go from here.”
“Oh,” Li Zhenzi glanced at Wen Chun from behind, “Eldest brother is not driving you back?”
Wen Chun said, “He asked the driver to take me back.”
Li Zhenzi just came back from the court, he looks healthy and dashing in a white tennis uniform, and with a tennis racket in his hand. He frowned and said, “In any case let me walk you to the car. I might as well drive you back.”
Wen Chun heard this and looked at him with a smile, “Why are you so courteous?”
Li Zhenzi has already helped her open the door, “Because you are the future sister-in-law.”
With that, he accompanied Wen Chun to the outside.
Li Zhenruo lay on the back of the sofa chair and watched this scene quietly, and thought that Li Zhentai was too indifferent to Wen Chun. At the same time, he thought that Li Zhenzi seemed to be somewhat too attentive like he was trying to steal and commit adultery. Anyway, it didn’t look pleasing.
He stayed on the back of the sofa until the evening. He thought of going to the bathroom halfway through, but he was too lazy to move.
Wang Ma squeezed his little arm when she passed by and said, “What’s the matter? Why are you this listless?”
Li Zhenruo raised his eyelids without moving his head.
However, as soon as Wang Ma had finished speaking, Li Zhenran opened the door and came in.
Li Zhenruo stood up all of a sudden and jumped directly from the back of the sofa chair to Li Zhenran’s feet.
Li Zhenran almost stepped on him.
Li Zhenruo didn’t back away, and just rubbed himself against Li Zhenran’s leg.
Li Zhenran was a little at a loss, “What’s the matter?”
Wang Ma was also puzzled, “It was half dead just now, but as soon as it saw you back, it came to life.”
Li Zhenruo wanted to bite Li Zhenran’s trouser legs and brought him to his cat bed. But because his face was too flat, he opened his mouth and did not get anything.
Li Zhenran just saw him rubbing his flat face on his legs repeatedly, and couldn’t help bending down and grabbing his head, “What are you doing?”
Li Zhenruo was a little aggrieved and made a “meow” sound.
Li Zhenran let go of his hand and said, “Stop rubbing, just say what you want.”
Wang Ma was a little dazed, How could it tell you? It’s a cat!
As a result, Li Zhenruo randomly ran to his cat bed and meowed at Li Zhenran vigorously.
Li Zhenran followed, and asked him, “What about it?”
Li Zhenruo wanted to bite the cat bed but couldn’t actually bite it, then turned around and used his head on it, finally moving the cat bed a short distance.
Li Zhenran barely caught his idea, and thought of him dragging the cat bed behind the sofa early in the morning, so he bent down and picked it up for him, and asked, “You don’t want to stay here?”
YES! Li Zhenruo thought to himself, he’s indeed worthy of being father’s favourite second son of the Li family!
Li Zhenran thought that Li Zhenruo wanted to live behind the sofa again, so he helped him move the cat bed over, but was blocked by Li Zhenruo in the middle.
Li Zhenruo turned and ran up the stairs, climbed a few steps and turned around to look at him.
Wang Ma understood this time, she said to Li Zhenran, “It wanted to live in the recreation room on the third floor.”
Li Zhenran glanced at Wang Ma and walked towards the stairs holding the cat bed.
“Oh!” Wang Ma hurriedly stopped him, “Is it okay?”
Li Zhenran said, “Why is it not okay? Let it live the way it wants.”
Li Zhenruo was moved to tears, thinking that Li Zhenran turned out to be a good person, and he had misunderstood him for so long.
Wang Ma frowned, but after hearing Li Zhenran’s approval, she did not object.
Li Zhenran walked up the stairs and said to Wang Ma, “Wang Ma, just go to bed, and I will help you move the rest of your things up. You don’t have to worry about it. It lives wherever it likes, and it’s just a cat. It’s not a problem.”
Wang Ma sighed a little helplessly, and said, “Suit yourself.”
Li Zhenran first placed Li Zhenruo’s cat bed in the recreation room on the third floor and then helped him bring up the cat toilet. But his food bowl was left untouched in the dining room on the first floor.
Li Zhenruo expressed his satisfaction with the new room, and went into his cat bed and lay on his stomach.
In the end, Li Zhenran squatted in front of the cat bed after packing up his things and said to him, “Come out.”
Li Zhenruo was taken aback for a moment. He didn’t know what happened, but he didn’t want to make Li Zhenran unhappy. After all, Li Zhenran was the only one who treated him best.
So he carefully pulled his head out and looked at Li Zhenran at a loss for words.
Li Zhenran even picked him up and walked towards his room, and said, “Go take a shower.”
Li Zhenruo rubbed all over the grass today and hasn’t cleaned it up yet. He doesn’t know, but Li Zhenran can see it clearly.
As soon as he heard the shower, he inevitably recalled the scene of being tossed by Li Zhenzi last night. Li Zhenruo shuddered and looked around trying to run.
Li Zhenran sensed his resistance and said, “Don’t be afraid and take a bath properly. You are dirty.”
Li Zhenruo looked down at himself, he was indeed a bit dirty.
Mama Yu used to bathe him with gentle movements. He was not a real cat, so he was not afraid of water. Bathing was quite enjoyable for him. Now as he listened to Li Zhenran say that Li Zhenruo felt that it was time for him to take a bath. If he didn’t take a bath, he would smell bad, so he stopped struggling.
Li Zhenran carried Li Zhenruo back to his room. Instead of putting him in the bathtub, he filled the washbasin with hot water and put him in.
At this time, Li Zhenran remembered that the pet shampoo that he had not brought was still in the bathroom on the first floor, so he turned around and planned to go downstairs to take it.
As a result, when Li Zhenruo saw that he was about to leave, one paw stretched out. Li Zhenran turned around and pointed at him with a serious expression, “Don’t come out.”
Li Zhenruo instantly felt intimidated, he hesitated, and finally retracted his paw silently.
After a while, Li Zhenran came up with Li Zhenruo’s shower gel.
He released the hot water in the washbasin, squeezed the shower gel in his hand, and slathered it on Li Zhenruo.
Li Zhenruo was very cooperative and stood motionlessly. If he was asked to lift his paws, he would lift his paws, and if he was asked to lift his legs, he would lift his legs. It was just that when Li Zhenran was washing the bottom, he was a little unhappy and closed his legs tightly, but then Li Zhenran separated him with one hand.
If it weren’t for the hairy face, Li Zhenruo thought he would blush. Later, he thought he was a cat anyway, so it’s whatever and let Li Zhenran have his way.
Li Zhenran’s palm was bigger and stronger than Mama Yu. It felt very comfortable when he rubbed his body.
Suddenly, Li Zhenran stopped and moved his palm away from Li Zhenruo. Li Zhenruo quickly looked up and saw Li Zhenran looking at him thoughtfully.
Li Zhenruo didn’t know what happened.
Li Zhenran said suddenly, “So you are just puffy.”
After he said that, he held Li Zhenruo up with both hands and let him look at himself in the mirror.
Li Zhenruo’s whole body was wet and stuck to his body. Sure enough, he looked thin and small, a little pitiful.
Li Zhenran put him down again and gently combed the fur on his head with his fingers, with a smile on his face.
This was the first time Li Zhenruo has seen this expression on Li Zhenran’s face.
Li Zhenran was already five years old when he was born. The five-year-old gap didn’t sound too big, but when he was in the second grade of elementary school, Li Zhenran was already a middle school student. If we say three years was the generation gap3In Chinese elementary school lasted for 6 years, middle school lasted for 3 years and senior high school lasted for another 3 years., there was really more than one and two-thirds of the generation gap between them.
Li Zhenran had good grades since childhood, good at sports, and was a very good man. He was a perfect brother. But Li Zhenruo was just a good-looking ordinary person, there was bound to be a distance between him and the perfect person.
Sometimes Li Zhenruo himself felt weird. It was good that they were half brothers, and Li Jianglin never kept it from them. But after all, they were still the real brothers who grew up together, but why do they always maintain a sense of distance? Could it be that the little difference in the bloodline could easily dilute the same blood in them4He was wondering if the difference in the bloodline as in because they were born from different mothers to dilute the fact that they are still a brother from the same father?
Or was it that there was no real brotherhood within the royal family. The big business empire of Yunlin Group lies among their brothers, making them always have to constantly push themselves and watch out for others at the same time?
Had it not been for this accident, he would have never seen Li Zhenran’s warm smile, right? He was so kind to a cat, but he was reluctant to share his warmth with his brother.
Li Zhenruo suddenly felt a little sad.
He thought, Could the person who bought the murderer be Li Zhenran?
At the thought of this, Li Zhenruo’s heart felt cold. He couldn’t help lowering his head and immersed his face in the water and no longer looked at Li Zhenran’s expression.
Li Zhenran’s slender fingers gently hooked Li Zhenruo’s chin at this time, so that he lifted his face, and then wiped the water off his face with his fingers.
He always drank water and always gets himself a face full of water. His nose and eyes were always wet and prone to inflammation.
Li Zhenran took a dry towel to help him wipe the water off his face, and then put clean water to flush out the bubbles of the shower gel on his body.
After he took a clean bath, Li Zhenran wrapped Li Zhenruo in a towel and carried Li Zhenruo to the outside room, sat down by the bed and used a hairdryer to dry his fur.
Li Zhenruo was spread on Li Zhenran’s lap with a towel underneath him.
The wind blowing from the hairdryer was very warm, and Li Zhenran’s fingers were very gentle. Li Zhenruo was a little drowsy, and moved his head to Li Zhenran’s belly, and smelled the faint perfume of his body.
Perhaps there was still some smell of sweat, but it’s not unpleasant. Li Zhenran has always been a neat and tidy man.
The hairdryer hummed but did not disturb Li Zhenruo’s peaceful sleep. After a while, he fell asleep on Li Zhenran’s lap.
After he dried Li Zhenruo’s whole body fur, Li Zhenran reached out and put him on the tatami beside the bed, got up and cleaned the hairdryer, and then went to the bathroom to take a bath.
Li Zhenruo woke up midway, but he fell asleep again before he could open his eyes.
He was asleep until dawn, Li Zhenruo opened his eyes in a daze, not knowing where he was. There was a weak light coming in from outside the window, and the furniture in the room could only be seen in outline, and it was not clear.
He raised his head and realized that he was lying on the edge of Li Zhenran’s bed. Li Zhenran was beside him, seemingly still asleep, and his whole body motionless.
The morning wind came in from outside the window. Li Zhenruo felt a bit cold. He got up and moved towards Li Zhenran. He felt that he was attracted to the warmth below Li Zhenran’s thin quilt, so he yawned silently and got into the quilt.
When he woke up later, it was because Li Zhenran rolled over and pressed Li Zhenruo’s tail with his arm.
Li Zhenruo woke up and wanted to pull his tail out, but Li Zhenran pressed it firmly and couldn’t move at all.
He turned to use his head to bend Li Zhenran’s arm with his head, and Li Zhenran was awakened by him. He raised his head in a daze with an “um”, and then saw that he was pressing the cat’s tail.
Li Zhenran stretched out his hand and rubbed Li Zhenruo’s head, sat up and stretched out. He lifted the quilt, sat on the edge of the bed and wore slippers to get up.
As soon as Li Zhenruo turned his head, he saw the outline of Li Zhenran wearing a pair of thin underwear and turned his head away awkwardly.
He thought, Li Zhenran doesn’t seem to have a fixed girlfriend, right? But of course, he would not think that Li Zhenran has never had a woman after being single for so many years. Most likely they were either raised outside like Li Zhenzi or just like him in the past, only ended up as one night stand and didn’t become official.
Li Zhentai was 32 years old this year and has been urged to get married by Li Jianglin. The 28 years old Li Zhenran probably wouldn’t be able to get away in a few years.
Li Zhenruo was lying on the bed, his tail patted the bed lightly like a caterpillar. He wondered if Li Zhenran didn’t find a girlfriend because he was waiting for Li Jianglin to make arrangements for him?
Just like with Wen Chun. Although there was no such thing as an arranged marriage in this era, Wen Chun was also liked by Li Jianglin and hoped Li Zhentai would marry her. So in the future, if Li Zhenran wants to get married, he would definitely need to find someone Li Jianglin likes. If he delayed in finding one, Li Jianglin would definitely arrange a blind date for him, and then Li Zhenran would have less trouble.
In fact, he also had these thoughts in the past, so he didn’t have a close relationship with girls who liked him. He would rather Li Jianglin come to make arrangements for him in the future.
Marriage was sometimes a way to add a variety of burdens to oneself.
Li Zhenran came out of the bathroom, opened the cabinet to find a set of clothes to wear, and then opened the door first.
Li Zhenruo was still lying in his bed and refused to get up. After a while, he realized that Li Zhenran was opening the door for him so that he could go out freely, so he turned over and got up, planning to go to the toilet first.
After going to the toilet, Li Zhenruo went downstairs to have breakfast.
It was still too early. Li Zhenran hasn’t come down yet, and he only has cat food to eat.
Li Zhenzi went downstairs to the dining room. He passed by Li Zhenruo, lifted his foot and gently kicked his butt.
Li Zhenruo turned his head and made a threatening sound at him.
Li Zhenzi just smiled and went to sit down at the dining table.
After a while Li Zhenran came over, Li Zhenruo dropped the cat food and consciously rushed to Li Zhenran’s lap, looking at his breakfast eggs.
He’s one fine cat whisperer, lmao
I always think my own cat might be as smart as Zhenruo but… it’s… impossible…
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