Chapter 108: Second Brother, You Really Lack Love
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lu Zongye felt a chill running down his spine after hearing Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s words.
&x201C;However, you are very lucky because I am a man who keeps my word. Since you already know what you have done wrong, I will let you off this time. I will help you repay the loan of thirty million that you have taken. Take the remainder of the money and leave Luo City immediately. I do not want you to appear in front of Yuning ever again.&x201D;
This was what Lu Jingzhi had wanted Lu Zongye to understand from the start. The kindness that Lu Jingzhi was showing Lu Zongye was only because they had been brothers for so many years already.
&x201C;I understand,&x201D; Lu Zongye could finally heave a huge sigh of relief. &x201C;Yuning had never liked me anyway. She had always hated me right from the start.&x201D;
&x201C;Why else would I let you off so easily?&x201D;
Lu Zongye smirked and sighed to himself. At the end of the day, he was just a nobody to everyone.
A short while later, Lu Zongye got down from Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s car and quickly disappeared into the heavy rain.
&x201C;Principal, Lu Zongye is also very pitiful. He has lived most of his life being lied to and played around by the people whom he thought were the closest to him. Now, he has lost everyone that he had cared for and is also left with nothing,&x201D; Secretary Ho could not help but sigh.
Lu Jingzhi glared coldly at the secretary after he had spoken and the secretary quickly added another sentence to his statement. &x201C;However, if he had not done all those evil and unnecessary things to harm Miss Jiang, I believe that you would not have taken this step either. I understand your intentions, I really do.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright.&x201D; The secretary quickly turned around and instructed the driver to drive to the villa immediately.
Well, it was better for him to protect himself.
The rain seemed to get heavier and the sky got darker and darker late in the night. When Lu Jingzhi arrived at the villa, he brought a gust of cold air with him.
Jiang Yuning had already taken out all the birthday gifts that she had taken from the secret room and placed it all on the coffee table in the living room as she waited for Lu Jingzhi to come home. She had wanted to unwrap all of the presents together with him.
Lu Jingzhi stared at the items that had been placed on the coffee table before he took off his coat and handed it over to Sister Liang. He then looked at Jiang Yuning before he asked, &x201C;Where did you get all these items?&x201D;
&x201C;Didn&x2019;t you prepare all of these gifts for me?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked the tall and muscular man as she pointed at herself.
&x201C;Did I say that?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked as he sat down on the sofa and pulled Jiang Yuning into his arms.
&x201C;Oh, which woman did you prepare these for, then? Let&x2019;s discuss everything today,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she snuggled in Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arms. &x201C;Second brother, do you have any other woman in your life aside from me?&x201D;
&x201C;You win,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied helplessly as he stared at Jiang Yuning. &x201C;But these gifts are all old and outdated&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;What are you talking about?&x201D; Jiang Yuning interrupted Lu Jingzhi before he could finish his sentence. &x201C;These are all of my precious belongings. I do not care. I want to see each and every one of these gifts that you had prepared for me.&x201D;
&x201C;Where is my birthday present then?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked Jiang Yuning immediately.
&x201C;I did not prepare any,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied with a guilty conscience. &x201C;For the past few years, you had always ignored me and acted so cold and indifferent towards me. Why would I have had the courage to send you a birthday gift?&x201D;
&x201C;It is alright. I had already received the best birthday gift from you a few years back when I entered your bedroom when you stayed over after the Lu family feast.&x201D;
&x201C;If I had woken up at that time, it would not have taken me so long to discover your feelings towards me. I had always thought that what happened that night was just a beautiful dream,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she placed her arms lovingly around Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s neck. &x201C;Second brother, you really lack love.&x201D;
&x201C;What should you do then?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked pitifully.
&x201C;I will love you and use the rest of my life to make it up to you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she looked into Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s eyes affectionately. &x201C;I know that you have always been protecting me using every means that you can. I am very touched, yet I feel very sad at the same time because there is nothing that I can do for you. I cannot even make up for all the pain and suffering that you had gone through because of me.&x201D;
&x201C;Shh&x2026;&x201D; Lu Jingzhi started to comfort Jiang Yuning when he saw that she was getting increasingly emotional as she spoke. &x201C;Calm yourself down.&x201D;
&x201C;I am just feeling very sad&x2026;&x201D;
This time, Lu Jingzhi did not allow her to continue speaking. He lifted her chin and started kissing her lips gently.
&x201C;I do not want you to feel sad. My life is complete as long as you are happy and as long as you stay by my side like this. Do you understand what I am trying to say?&x201D;
&x201C;I understand&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she nodded her head. &x201C;I will try to stop being sad and focus on loving you with all of my heart instead.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he patted Jiang Yuning gently on her head and asked, &x201C;Didn&x2019;t you say that you wanted to open up your gifts?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning quickly sat in a comfortable position before she started unwrapping the gifts that were placed on the coffee table.
There were ten gifts in total, which consisted of many different gadgets and also crystal watches which had already gone out of style, but all these represented Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s affection towards her.
&x201C;After opening up all the gifts, I want to put all of it in our bedroom!&x201D;
&x201C;Can I refuse?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked helplessly.
&x201C;No!&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied without hesitating.
Lu Jingzhi did not say anything but after a short pause, he suddenly shouted, &x201C;Ningning!&x201D;
&x201C;Yes?&x201D; Jiang Yuning looked up at Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;You still have one more gift that you have forgotten to unwrap.&x201D;
&x201C;Where?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she looked around the living room. However, at that moment, Lu Jingzhi suddenly carried her up in his arms and brought her to their bedroom immediately.
&x201C;What do you think?&x201D;
It was already late at night in Luo City and the rain was only getting heavier.
Fu Yahui had already stayed at home the entire day and she was thinking about how she should act in front of her husband.
However, she had not expected Huo Zhendong to act as though nothing had happened when he came home later that night. Instead, he approached her and said, &x201C;Yahui, it has been a long time since we have had a nice dinner together as husband and wife. I could make dinner for both of us tonight and we can enjoy a glass of wine together.&x201D;
&x201C;I am not feeling really well today, so I do not feel like drinking,&x201D; Fu Yahui replied defensively.
&x201C;Why? Just because Jiang Yuning went to the police station to file a report against you?&x201D; Huo Zhendong brought up the topic that Fu Yahui had been trying to avoid. &x201C;I do not understand how she could be so heartless and try to send her own mother to prison. Yahui, you do not have to worry. I am your husband and I promise that I will stay by your side no matter what happens.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you sure that you are not having second thoughts?&x201D; Fu Yahui continued asking in a defensive manner.
&x201C;I know what is going through your mind. Do you really see me as someone who would abandon you just to save myself when you run into trouble? You really think very badly of me. If you really do not feel secure over this, I can transfer all of the shares that I own in Dongheng Enterprise over to you. Will you believe me then?&x201D; Huo Zhendong asked gently as he put down his briefcase and started walking over to Fu Yahui.
Fu Yahui did not reply him because she did not trust anyone anymore.
&x201C;If that is the case, I will get my lawyers to prepare the share transfer agreement tomorrow.&x201D;
&x201C;You said this yourself,&x201D; Fu Yahui replied indifferently.
&x201C;Yes, I said it and I will do it because you are my wife.&x201D;
When Huo Zhendong willingly offered to transfer his shares over to her, Fu Yahui suddenly started to waver and doubt her own beliefs. Had she misunderstood Huo Zhendong&x2019;s intentions? Was she simply overthinking everything?
However, she knew that she had to play it safe and be cautious, or she could risk losing everything that she had worked hard for in the past few years.
Fu Yahui had already forgotten how skilful and manipulative Huo Zhendong was, whether in the past or at present.
She did not realize that she was falling into a deep abyss&x2026;
For the past few years, Huo Zhendong had already used Dongheng Enterprise&x2019;s money and resources to set up a brand new company, and Dongheng Enterprise was nothing more than just an empty shell right now. Since Jiang Yuning had already initiated a police investigation into Fu Yahui, it was better for him to get rid of all the evidence that could incriminate him. He was not going to end up in prison together with Fu Yahui.