Chapter 77: You Should Not Look for Me
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lu Zongye arrived at a friend&x2019;s huge and luxurious mansion. He waited in front of the front gate upon seeing that his friend&x2019;s luxury car was still parked in the mansion.
In fact, when that friend was getting into his car, he immediately saw Lu Zongye waiting at the front gate.
However, instead of walking towards the gate and approaching Lu Zongye, he merely took out some cash from his wallet as he instructed his driver, &x201C;Here, take this and give it to the man who is begging for a meal at the gate.&x201D;
The driver took the money and then walked to the gate before throwing the cash down at Lu Zongye&x2019;s feet. &x201C;Young master Lu&x2026;no, I mean this mister here, since your identity has already changed today. Please do not appear in front of our young master again in future. After all, both of your statuses are different from now on, so please do not come and try to associate yourself with our young master.&x201D;
&x201C;You have never treated any of the servants with respect in the past. You are finally receiving your retribution,&x201D; the driver said indifferently. After that, he returned to the car and started driving his young master out of the mansion.
Lu Zongye stared at the money that had been thrown on the ground. Although he wanted to preserve his ego and curse at his friend, he knew that without the money, he would not even be able to afford a place to stay that night.
Therefore, he quickly knelt down and started picking up the bank notes on the ground. At this time, he thought of his best friend who was heartlessly sitting inside his luxurious car just a few metres away from him.
What friend? What lover?
In the end, everyone he knew had only stuck around him because of his identity as a Lu family member. Now that his real identity was exposed, he had nothing and no one to depend on.
It was getting dark at night and it was rainy heavily in Luo City.
Huo Yuxi had just undergone the abortion at the hospital, under the arrangements of Fu Yahui&x2019;s acquaintance. She had not even hesitated, but instead terminated her three-month pregnancy immediately after discovering that her husband was not really a young master of the Lu family. She decisively took the life of her own child and underwent an abortion for a third time. Though Huo Yuxi&x2019;s uterus was in a very bad condition, she could not be bothered as she did not want to be tied down to Lu Zongye.
Huo Yuxi rested in bed after her operation and upon she woke up, she wanted to call her agency but they were not answering her calls.
She then decided that she would make a trip to Millennium Entertainment after her recovery to talk to her agency about their future plans. However, she did not know that there was no longer any future for her&x2026;
As she was laying in the ward alone, Huo Yuxi suddenly thought that the incident involving Lu Zongye was very suspicious. She could not understand why X Society had not exposed Lu Zongye&x2019;s identity earlier, but had instead chosen to reveal Lu Zongye&x2019;s identity right after their wedding day.
&x201C;What are you thinking about? Why are you not resting after you just had a surgery?&x201D; Fu Yahui asked as she walked into the ward. She had asked the servants to boil some chicken soup for Huo Yuxi. No matter what had happened, she was still her stepdaughter and Fu Yahui had to keep up her act so she could be portrayed as a good mother.
&x201C;Mommy, I still think that Yuning had already known about Lu Zongye&x2019;s identity, but she deliberately kept it a secret and only released the news after I had already gotten married to Lu Zongye. How could it possibly be such a coincidence that Zongye&x2019;s identity is exposed one day after our wedding?&x201D;
&x201C;You are overthinking it. Your sister would not do something like that,&x201D; Fu Yahui quickly defended Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;I did think that I was overthinking it, but I suddenly realized the possibility of Yuning doing this on purpose to retaliate against me. She wanted me to suffer a fate worse than death and as you can see, she has already achieved her goal,&x201D; Huo Yuxi said as she grabbed Fu Yahui&x2019;s arm. &x201C;Mommy, it was her doing. I am telling you that she was the one who did this to me.&x201D;
&x201C;If she really is capable of doing all this, do you really think that you would have been able to snatch Lu Zongye away from her?&x201D; Fu Yahui replied coldly as she broke free from Huo Yuxi&x2019;s grasp. &x201C;Stop placing the blame on Yuning every time something bad happens to you. You were the one who had chosen and insisted on getting married to Lu Zongye. Nobody forced you to do that.&x201D;
&x201C;I will look for evidence to prove it,&x201D; Huo Yuxi said as she calmed herself down. &x201C;I will definitely find evidence that she was the person behind this. I must prove to you that Yuning is not as simple as you think she is.&x201D;
&x201C;You had better look after yourself first.&x201D;
Even though the scandal and rumors surrounding Huo Yuxi and Lu Zongye were spreading like wildfire, this time, Millennium Entertainment did not step up or take any action at all. They had clearly given up on Huo Yuxi, but here she was, still intent on pushing the blame onto Jiang Yuning.
Even if she tried to, she would not be able to halt or interfere with Jiang Yuning&x2019;s progress.
At seven o&x2019;clock that night, the rain had already gotten heavier and at this time, Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s car had just entered the gate of the Lu family mansion. However, halfway through the gate, the driver suddenly stopped the car and turned around to apologize to Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;Sorry, principal. There is someone standing in front of the car.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi rolled down the car window and saw Lu Zongye who was drenched, standing in front of his car. &x201C;Second brother&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;You should not look for me,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said coldly as he remained in the back seat of the car.
&x201C;I have nowhere else to go. My lover has abandoned me, my friends refuse to acknowledge me. My whole life has been a lie. I have no one else that I can count on,&x201D; Lu Zongye said as he stood under the heavy rain pitifully.
&x201C;Still, you should not look for me&x2026;&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied indifferently. &x201C;There is one thing that you should be very clear of. You should know that I had already discovered your identity a long time ago. The reason why you have ended up with nothing at all today is because I had arranged for your true identity to be revealed.&x201D;
&x201C;I know that you only did it because you hold the responsibility as the heir of the Lu family&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with me being the heir of the Lu family. On the other hand, I have my own personal reasons for doing this,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he stared coldly at Lu Zongye. &x201C;Come and look for me when you finally figure out the reason I am doing all this. I might offer you some help then.&x201D;
After that, Lu Jingzhi rolled up the window and asked the driver to continue driving.
Jiang Yuning was inside the Lu family mansion and she had already been waiting for a long time.
Lu Zongye was stunned for a moment before he finally regained his senses. He suddenly realized that he was surrounded by so many masterminds and he had been foolishly acting according to their will all these while.
Lu Zongye sneered and at this time, Li Shutong suddenly appeared out of nowhere and held tightly onto Lu Zongye&x2019;s arm. &x201C;Son, please bring your mom to a safe place. I am feeling so cold.&x201D;
Lu Zongye turned around and saw Li Shutong who was holding tightly onto him. He pushed her directly onto the ground and said, &x201C;You are the reason I have lost everything today. How do you still have the guts to ask me for help?&x201D;
&x201C;Son, I know that I was wrong. I know that I let you down, but I am really feeling very cold right now. I think I am ill,&x201D; Li Shutong said as she sat on the ground shivering.
&x201C;Your life and death have nothing to do with me.&x201D;
Who was Lu Zongye? When would he ever be compassionate towards anyone?
He did not care even if Li Shutong was really ill. &x201C;Do not look for me ever again. I am warning you that from now on, we will have nothing to do with one another.&x201D;
The whole world had turned upside down for both of them in just a day.
They were once an unbreakable duo who stood together against the world but now, they were turning against one another.
The night continued getting darker and darker.
At this moment, the butler suddenly opened the front door of the Lu family mansion.
Jiang Yuning was seated on the sofa and as soon as she saw the man who had just entered the living room, her eyes sparkled with excitement.
Chen Jingshu noticed Jiang Yuning&x2019;s reaction immediately.
&x201C;Jingzhi, you are finally home.&x201D; Lu Zhengbai looked as if he had aged a lot in just one day because of everything that he had gone through that day. He was very happy to see Lu Jingzhi returning home.