Early in the morning, Wen Jianing drove to pick up Ke Xinfan.
Ke Xinfan was holding a small travel bag in his hand, and when he approached and saw Lu Jinlang sitting in the passenger seat, he opened the rear door and sat in.
The first sentence he got in the car was, “You’re going back to meet your parents, aren’t you?”
Wen Jianing did not want to talk to him and started the car.
Lu Jinlang said, “Yes, that was the intention. You don’t think it’s appropriate?”
Ke Xinfan looked at him. He was very angry when he just learned about Lu Jinlang and his brother. Although he was not in this circle, everyone knew how messy the entertainment industry was.
He thought his brother was in unspoken rules. Although his younger brother was a degenerate who couldn’t do it with women, it didn’t mean that he could watch his younger brother let other men do him.
But now, Ke Xinfan knew that he had probably made a mistake. He felt that the two of them seemed to be together seriously, rather than the unspoken rules he had thought.
He lit a cigarette for himself, then remembered something, and handed it to Lu Jinlang, “Do you smoke?”
Lu Jinlang refused, “No, thank you. But your wound has not healed, so it’s better to smoke less.”
Ke Xinfan didn’t say anything, took a deep breath of the cigarette in his hand, and then exhaled a white mist.
Wen Jianing opened the car sunroof silently.
“Where are you going?” Wen Jianing asked Ke Xinfan. He noticed the travel bag he was carrying.
Ke Xinfan said, “You don’t want to see me, can’t I go out and work in a different place?”
Wen Jianing felt a little strange because Ke Xinfan had been back for so long and didn’t actually do anything. He was beaten up and admitted to the hospital by Lu Jinlang in confusion. If he had to say something, it was more like Ke Xinfan just came to see him and antagonized him with some ugly words along the way. Wen Jianing himself was not a petty character, and Ke Xinfan had calmed down. He felt that Ke Xinfan was not so hateful.
He drove halfway and was replaced by Lu Jinlang.
Wen Jianing took the phone to watch the navigation.
Ke Xinfan said, “Have you been back to see our parents in a few years?”
Wen Jianing said sarcastically, “Have you seen our parents in a few years?”
Ke Xinfan fell silent.
Wen Jianing said slowly, “There are many changes around, and after one or two years, I couldn’t find a way back.”
Because he was not familiar with the road, it took a total of nearly two hours to reach the cemetery on the outskirts of the county.
When he got out of the car, the wind was a bit cold, and Lu Jinlang helped Wen Jianing to button up the front of his neck.
Wen Jianing didn’t say anything, Ke Xinfan went to the shop on the roadside to buy a bunch of flowers, and walked up the hillside with flowers in his arms. Wen Jianing and Lu Jinlang then followed him up.
Because it was not a special occasion, there were only very few people who came to the cemetery to pray. At first, Lu Jinlang wore a hat and pressed it down very low. Later, when there was no one around, he took it off.
Wen Jianing followed Ke Xinfan not far behind. He didn’t even know where the tombs of the Ke family’s parents were.
Ke Xinfan was also a little at a loss, and he only remembered the approximate location. After looking around for a while, he found the tomb and placed the flower in front of the tombstone.
The tombstone was a two-person tomb. Wen Jianing looked at the two people in the photo, but he felt like he was looking at complete strangers. There was no way to feel sad. Of course, he could act very sad and in grief, but he didn’t think it was necessary because he didn’t know who he was performing for.
In the end, he just squatted down to his parents like he came to visit his friends and offered incense to the two old people piously.
In Lu Jinlang’s view, he just felt that there was something wrong with Wen Jianing’s state. He didn’t know how the Ke family had felt towards each other in the past. According to his understanding, probably because of physical reasons, there was always an emotional distance between their family.
After paying homage to his parents, Ke Xinfan stood up and smoked a cigarette, and said, “I should go.”
”Where are you going?” Wen Jianing asked.
Ke Xinfan said, “What’s your business? You don’t welcome me anyway.”
Wen Jianing calmly said to him, “If you don’t treat me with this kind of resistance, I think we can communicate more smoothly.”
”Oh?” Ke Xinfan said, “Who’s resisting who? Aren’t you afraid that I will expose your affairs, and afraid that I will use you as an ATM to threaten you to get money?”
What he said was the truth, and Wen Jianing did not refute it.
Ke Xinfan continued, “Why? Have you thought about killing me and burying me? So no one will know your secret anymore?”
Wen Jianing said, “You think too much.”
Ke Xinfan waved his hand indifferently, picked up his travel bag, and said, “Don’t rush to kill your big brother. It doesn’t sound like that one day you two break up. But you still have to beware of him taking your secrets around and talking nonsense. At that time, you can still find your big brother to come back and help you kill someone.”
This time Lu Jinlang said, “You think too much, I don’t need an ATM.”
Ke Xinfan smiled and stretched out his hand, making a posture of shooting Lu Jinlang in the chest, then stepped back and said, “Take care of my little brother.”
After he said that, Ke Xinfan turned and left.
Wen Jianing watched Ke Xinfan walk away and stood still for a while.
Lu Jinlang said to him, “Let’s go too, maybe he really just wants to come back and see you.”
They went back to the parking lot, and Wen Jianing and Lu Jinlang drove down the mountain. On the side of the road just not far from the gate of the cemetery, they saw Ke Xinfan standing on the side of the road waiting for a bus.
Wen Jianing drove the car to Ke Xinfan’s side. Before he reached his side, he suddenly saw a van stopping next to Ke Xinfan.
Ke Xinfan stood by the window and talked to the van driver. He turned around and looked towards Wen Jianing and their car.
Wen Jianing thought it might be some unlicensed car.
At this time, the van door suddenly opened, and someone pulled Ke Xinfan into the van from the inside. They then closed the door and started driving out frantically.
Wen Jianing was taken aback, he didn’t stop the car, and he subconsciously chased him out.
Lu Jinlang frowned slightly and said to him, “Don’t be too anxious, be careful.”
Wen Jianing said, “Who is that?”
Lu Jinlang thought for a while, “Didn’t Wen Tinghuan say that he owes money to someone outside? It could be that someone is looking for him.”
Wen Jianing felt that the possibility was very high, and said to Lu Jinlang, “Let’s call the police.”
This road was a winding mountain road. Although it was not very steep, it was also curved and he did not dare to drive too fast. The van in front seemed to run wildly. Wen Jianing chased after it carefully, but he was also afraid that the van might overturn if it drove too fast.
Lu Jinlang took out his cell phone and was about to call the police.
Wen Jianing’s phone rang at this moment. He glanced at the screen display, and it turned out to be Ke Xinfan’s number.
Lu Jinlang stretched out his hand to answer the phone, and said “Hello”.
It was not Ke Xinfan’s voice over the phone, but a young man who yelled angrily, “Don’t chase!”
Lu Jinlang asked him, “Who are you?”
The man didn’t answer, but shouted, “I told you not to fvcking chase! Do you not understand?”
Lu Jinlang calmed down a lot, and continued to ask, “Who the hell are you people? I’m calling the police!”
”fvck!” the person on the phone said, “Don’t you dare to call the police, or whether you believe it or not I will kill Ke Xinfan!” As he said, he seemed to be beating Ke Xinfan. Lu Jinlang and Wen Jianing could hear Ke Xinfan’s muffled sound.
The person who answered the phone handed the phone to Ke Xinfan and said, “Tell them to stop chasing, or we will kill you!”
Ke Xinfan gasped, and said to Wen Jianing and the others, “Stop chasing, it’s me who owes money. It’s okay. Just leave me alone.”
Lu Jinlang heard the words and said, “How much money do you owe, tell them, I will help you pay it back.”
Ke Xinfan hadn’t spoken yet, but the phone was stolen again. The person who called just now said, “Stop first and don’t chase again. I’ll contact you!”
Lu Jinlang was also worried that something would happen if Wen Jianing kept pursuing this way, so he said, “Okay, contact me.” Then he said to Wen Jianing, “Let’s stop first.”
Wen Jianing stepped on the brake, and at the same time, the phone was also hung up.
Because he was concentrating too hard, he was now panting a little.
Lu Jinlang put a hand on his shoulder and calmed him, “Relax, they just want money. If they kill him, they will get no money. It’s not worthwhile.”
Wen Jianing also understood this. There was no real relationship between him and Ke Xinfan. He chased him out on an impulse just now, probably because the words Ke Xinfan left before touched him.
Lu Jinlang began to make a few calls one after another. He looked for someone to check the license plate of the van, track Ke Xinfan’s cell phone, and then to find out who Ke Xinfan owed money to. He didn’t plan to negotiate with these little guys, but he had to talk directly to the boss behind them.
When Lu Jinlang hung up, Wen Jianing looked at him and was silent for a while, then suddenly said, “Is it possible that Ke Xinfan colluded with someone to blackmail my money?”
Lu Jinlang was a little surprised, “Why do you think so?”
Why did he think so? Because he was not Ke Xinfan’s real brother. He calmed down and began to think about countless possibilities. He had no evidence, but he just felt that this was also a possibility.
Lu Jinlang said to him, “You seem to be in a bad mood these past few days. Have you been affected by Wen Lin?”
Wen Jianing shook his head.
Lu Jinlang changed positions with him and drove by himself. It was still early at this time, so he planned to go back first.
Wen Jianing said to him suddenly, “If I am not Ke Xinhang, what would you think of me?”
Lu Jinlang glanced at him, “Then who are you?”
Wen Jianing said, “I am a dead person, who suddenly returned to life by borrowing the corpse of Ke Xinhang. I am not Ke Xinhang himself.”
Lu Jinlang smiled when he heard the words, raised his right hand and touched his head, “Don’t let your imagination run wild, your brother will be fine.”
The other party that says they will contact them has not called again.
That night, Wen Jianing lit a cigarette on the balcony a little irritably.
Lu Jinlang walked out to see him, and said to him, “Don’t worry, things are progressing, and the other party hasn’t contacted us for a while. I guess they are still undecided about what to do.”
Wen Jianing turned to look at Lu Jinlang, leaning back against the fence on the balcony, and said, “I’m not in a hurry.”
Lu Jinlang walked to him, “Is there something you want to tell me?”
Wen Jianing pressed the cigarette butt out, hesitated for a moment, and said again, “I am not Ke Xinhang.”
Lu Jinlang asked him, “Don’t you want to save Ke Xinfan?”
Wen Jianing was silent for a moment and shook his head, “No, I want to save Ke Xinfan, but it has nothing to do with what I am telling you now.”
Lu Jinlang didn’t speak at all, waiting for Wen Jianing to continue talking.
Wen Jianing thought about how to word it, and said, “From the first time we met, what you saw was not Ke Xinhang.”
Lu Jinlang stretched out his hand on the railing, “So what? Since it was you who I saw at the beginning, why does not being Ke Xinhang matter to you?”
Wen Jianing thought that Lu Jinlang probably still didn’t believe it. He said, “So I don’t have any memory of Ke Xinhang in the past. When I first saw his body in this state, I was also desperate.”
Lu Jinlang stretched out his hand and touched his face, “Why did you choose to tell me at this time?”
Wen Jianing said, “Today, we went to see Ke Xinhang’s parents, and I became more and more afraid of not finding my existence. What if one day I forget who I am?”
Lu Jinlang asked softly, “Then who are you?”
Wen Jianing looked at him and was about to talk when the phone he placed in the room suddenly rang.
Lu Jinlang said, “Answer the phone first.”
The call really came from the person during the day, and he asked Lu Jinlang to take 10 million in cash to redeem Ke Xinfan.
Lu Jinlang asked him, “He owes you 10 million?”
”Yes,” the man said, “That much. You can transfer the money or you can let the man die.”
Lu Jinlang refused to take his threats and said calmly, “Sure, if you kill the man, you can’t get a penny and you will go to jail. Just think about it yourself.”
The man was a little flustered, “Then what do you propose?”
Lu Jinlang said, “Who is your boss? I want to see your boss. It is reasonable to pay off debts. We could have sat down and had a good talk, but if you had to kidnap and kill, you could run out of business soon.”
They seemed to have discussed it and hung up.
After ending the call, Lu Jinlang turned to look at Wen Jianing.
Wen Jianing shrugged, “Wait until this matter is over.”
Lu Jinlang walked over and hugged him lightly, and said, “Would you like to see a psychiatrist with Wen Lin?”
Wen Jianing smiled, “I’m really fine.”
There was no news from the kidnappers, but Lu Jinlang asked Lu Yunan to arrange for some people to go to the city where Ke Xinfan worked before. They found out that Ke Xinfan was forced to stop working because the construction site accident was not handled well. He owed a lot of money, so he packed up his things and ran away. Although the amount owed was less than 10 million, it was still some million. However, according to Lu Yunan, there seemed to be something fishy in the middle, and Ke Xinfan might have been cheated.
Lu Jinlang couldn’t solve it on his own, so he asked Lu Jinxin to help him come forward and ask the boss to come out for a talk.
After two or three days, Lu Jinxin called Lu Jinlang to come out for dinner and brought Wen Jianing with him.
The place to eat that day was in a private room in a large hotel restaurant. Wen Jianing went with Lu Jinlang, only to realize that it was not just Lu Jinxin, but there was also Li Rong.
Li Rong threw a cigarette at Lu Jinlang, but Lu Jinlang didn’t smoke it.
Li Rong said, “I know that Boss Yuan, and I have dealt with him in the past. Their way is not very clean.”
Lu Jinlang nodded.
Wen Jianing frowned, “Triads?”
Lu Jinxin said, “It’s inevitable in business. Everybody, be polite and talk properly.”
Wen Jianing saw Lu Jinxin and suddenly asked, “How is Tongtong?”
Lu Jinxin was taken aback by his question and said, “He’s okay. He was in kindergarten recently and the court has already given the sentence. The custody right belongs to me.”
”Well,” Wen Jianing replied, “Bring him over to play when you have time. I miss him a lot.”
Lu Jinxin looked at him for a while, and reluctantly said, “He misses you, too.” After that, he added, “My mother misses you too, so you should come to our house when you have time.”
Lu Jinlang looked at him coldly.
Lu Jinxin said, “Why are you looking like that? What did I say wrong?”
Li Rong interrupted them, “If you guys want to talk about family affairs, you can go back and talk slowly. Let’s settle today’s matter first.”
Lu Jinxin nodded, “Sit down first.”
A few of them sat down in the private room first, and Boss Yuan was the last to arrive.
Boss Yuan Yuan was a bald and potbellied middle-aged man. He looked round and kind, but Wen Jianing knew that he must not be as simple as he looked.
As soon as he walked in, he greeted Li Rong and Lu Jinxin enthusiastically, and then pointed to Lu Jinlang and Wen Jianing and said, “Big stars!” It was as if everyone had been a long-lost friend.
It was not the first time Wen Jianing had dealt with this kind of person. Although he found it difficult, he was not at a loss. Besides, there was Lu Jinlang and the others by his side.
After Boss Yuan sat down, he did not mention anything about Ke Xinfan but talked and laughed with them. Until the wine was poured, he suddenly said to Wen Jianing, “I heard that Ke Xinfan is your brother?”
Wen Jianing replied, “Yes.”
Boss Yuan said, “Oh, I had a misunderstanding with your brother in the business. He owed me money and ran away as soon as he had a chance. I have been looking for him for a long time.”
Lu Jinlang said, “In this case, Boss Yuan, why don’t you invite Ke Xinfan out to sit down and solve the problem? There is nothing in this world that can be solved better than money.”
Boss Yuan laughed when Lu Jinlang said this. He shook his head and asked, “What is the relationship between Mr. Lu and Mr. Ke? I know you are all big stars. I’ve only seen you guys on TV before. “
Lu Jinlang replied, “I am the director of the movie he is shooting. My actor can’t feel at ease filming because of his brother’s affairs. Boss Yuan, how can I feel relaxed?”
Boss Yuan just laughed when he heard that. He didn’t know whether Boss Yuan believed him or not.
Li Rong interrupted at this time, “Boss Yuan, you heard my brothers say that the problem of money is the best problem to solve, so let’s clear the problem while we are at it.”
Boss Yuan nodded with a smile, “Okay, then it’s easy to do, I will invite Mr. Ke out to speak.” Although everyone knew what happened, he still said, “I don’t know what’s going on a few days ago. He bumped into the hands of my men. Everyone knew he still owed me money, so they detained him…” After he said that, Boss Yuan made a phone call.
After a while, they saw two people bring in Ke Xinfan, who had a blue nose and a swollen face.
The author has something to say:
Generally speaking I will put everyone’s possible terrific point in the text write out, such as to be keep, or xiao shou suffers from physical disabilities. It’s just that I don’t know that there was someone terrified of second CP, I will pay attention to the mark in the future.
Add: this sentence doesn’t mean that I am unhappy, I really just don’t know
As for this article, I will try my best not to be affected by the comments. The original idea is still the same, whether there is a second CP or not, I will not describe it in large length.
Today’s chapter is quite thick and long…
I wonder if Lu Jinlang is going to be the one who need to go to a psychiatrist if he discovered that Ke Xinhang is Wen Jianing (☆Θ艸Θ)
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