Chapter 120: Regardless of the Future, Regardless of the Consequences
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Huo Zhendong had already anticipated that Fu Yahui would confess everything to the police. He was therefore not in the least surprised when the police officers came knocking on his door early in the morning.
The police officers showed him the warrant for his arrest and they subsequently brought Huo Zhendong back to the police station for further interrogation. However, although faced with Fu Yahui&x2019;s accusations, Huo Zhendong merely smiled and asked, &x201C;Officer, you are accusing me of homicide, but where is your evidence? I understand my wife very well. She is in trouble right now and I know that she would not want me to be in a better situation as compared to her. Are you going to accuse me of a crime that I did not commit just because of what she has said?&x201D;
&x201C;Your wife said that both of you were from the same primary school. How do you explain that?&x201D;
&x201C;Officer, are you going to easily believe everything that she says? You can conduct your investigations and determine if her claims are indeed true,&x201D; Huo Zhendong replied confidently. &x201C;I have already told you that she is the best at shifting the blame onto others. Otherwise, how else would I have been deceived by her in the past five years? Are you really going to believe everything that a criminal says?&x201D;
The two police officers who were interrogating Huo Zhendong exchanged glances with one another and they both agreed that this man was indeed a sly old fox.
However, since they did not have any evidence on hand to charge him for any crime, they had no other choice but to release him after ten hours.
&x201C;Officer, I have no problem with this at all. You can ask me any questions that you need to. You might not be able to find me after this because I will be going abroad tomorrow. My daughter has fourth stage cervical cancer and I am bringing her overseas to seek treatment immediately. If you do not believe what I am saying, you can investigate that too.&x201D;
The police officers knew that there was something suspicious about Huo Zhendong, but they could not do anything because they did not have any evidence on him at all.
He really was a very sly person.
Huo Zhendong was very arrogant and he looked extremely relaxed even though he was being held in the interrogation room. He did not feel any pressure at all because he knew that no one in this world would be capable of convicting him unless Jiang Zhitong was still alive.
Furthermore, he had already transferred all of the shares that he owned in Dongheng Enterprise over to Fu Yahui. Even if Dongheng Enterprise was to be liquidated, it would have nothing to do with him because he would not know anything about it.
Huo Zhendong had already cleared himself of everything that could possibly incriminate him.
After consulting with Ku Jie, Jiang Yuning then drove her car over to Grandpa Tan&x2019;s house late in the afternoon.
Grandpa Tan would always avoid Jiang Yuning&x2019;s gaze nowadays. Perhaps this was because he had a guilty conscience.
However, the more he acted this way, the more Jiang Yuning felt that there was something suspicious about him. Jiang Yuning did not say anything but she quietly observed the old man as he taught her how to perform acupuncture. After some time, she suddenly said, &x201C;Grandpa Tan, I received news this morning that my mother had confessed to all her crimes. She also told the police officer that Huo Zhendong was the murderer who killed my father. However, the police do not have any evidence and therefore, they cannot charge him for the crime. I feel that this is so unjust. I really want to take revenge for my father.&x201D;
Grandpa Tan thought about it and he felt very uneasy after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words.
He knew this girl&x2019;s temper very well. Once she had decided on something, she would stop at nothing to achieve her goal.
&x201C;Well, Yuning&x2026;your father has already gone a long time ago. You should not continue living in the past but focus on the future instead.&x201D;
&x201C;I really cannot sit around and do nothing while I watch the bad guy go unpunished&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied with a bitter smile on her face. &x201C;Grandpa Tan, I do not think that I will be coming to learn from you anymore. I&x2026;I need to focus on avenging my father&x2019;s death.&x201D;
The old man was really afraid after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words. Would this girl really attempt to avenge her father?
The old man felt very uneasy.
&x201C;How could you think this way? It must have been so difficult for young Jingzhi to help you in the past. Wouldn&x2019;t you be letting him down if you let everything go to waste now?&x201D;
&x201C;I cannot worry about that right now. I have to be filial towards my father,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied before she looked away, indicating that she no longer wanted to talk about this.
The old man was very worried, yet he could not say anything because he had already promised Jiang Zhitong that he would keep his secret safe. However, what should he do if this girl was really about to do something stupid?
Grandpa Tan was caught in a tight spot. He did not know that Jiang Yuning had said all that on purpose to see if she could force him to reveal everything that he knew.
However, this old man could really take the pressure and he did not cave in even after Lu Jingzhi arrived to pick Jiang Yuning up in the evening.
&x201C;Jingzhi, come over here,&x201D; Grandpa Tan pulled Lu Jingzhi to the side as soon as he saw him entering the courtyard. &x201C;Please keep watch on Yuning. I am afraid that she is about to do something stupid.&x201D;
&x201C;What do you mean?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked in an extremely calm manner. He did not seem to be surprised at all.
&x201C;She has told me that Huo Zhendong killed her father but the police could not charge him because they did not have any evidence. Yuning then said that she did not want the bad guy to go unpunished for his crime. I do not know what she intends to do but I am worried that she might do something stupid,&x201D; Grandpa Tan told Lu Jingzhi secretly.
Lu Jingzhi stared at Jiang Yuning who was packing up her belongings and he suddenly understood what was going on. He turned back and looked at Grandpa Tan as he said, &x201C;I will accompany her and support her through anything that she plans to do.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you crazy? She may not be sensible but how can you be just like her?&x201D; the old man scolded him immediately.
Lu Jingzhi smiled before he replied, &x201C;I know how upset she must be to have lost her father. Grandpa Tan, you can be rest assured that I will ensure that nothing bad happens to her.&x201D;
&x201C;Aren&x2019;t you afraid that this would affect your career?&x201D; Grandpa Tan asked in disbelief at the reaction of this young couple.
&x201C;What should I be afraid of? There is nothing that I cannot make a comeback from as the heir of the Lu family.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not give Grandpa Tan a chance to reply but he walked over to Jiang Yuning as soon as he spoke and said, &x201C;Are you ready to go? It&x2019;s raining. We should go home now.&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa Tan, thank you for teaching me and taking good care of me in the past few days,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said to Grandpa Tan before leaving.
After that, Lu Jingzhi and Jiang Yuning got into the car and left the old man&x2019;s house.
&x201C;Oh&x2026;those silly kids.&x201D; Grandpa Tan was very anxious after both of them left his house.
After getting into the car, Jiang Yuning looked at Lu Jingzhi in surprise. &x201C;Second brother, how did you know that I was acting? I cannot believe how well you understand me!&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi wrapped his arms around her waist as he hugged her tightly. He wiped the raindrops off her forehead and said, &x201C;Is there anyone else in this world who would understand you better than I do?&x201D;
&x201C;Well, I just wanted to scare the old man and see if he would tell me the truth,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said scornfully. &x201C;Who had asked him to have such a guilty expression on his face whenever he looked at me?&x201D;
&x201C;What if you unintentionally scare him to death?&x201D;
&x201C;Then, what did you say to him?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she looked up at Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;I told him that if you are going to act crazy, I will be crazy with you. If you wanted to be stupid, I would be stupid with you regardless of the future, regardless of the consequences.&x201D;
As soon as Jiang Yuning heard Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s words, she started tearing up as she hugged him tightly. &x201C;Second brother, do not worry. I will not do anything foolish. I will not do anything to hurt you because I am finally able to be together with you after overcoming so many obstacles.&x201D;
&x201C;Silly girl. I know that.&x201D;
On the other hand, Grandpa Tan was really anxious and he was debating if he should give Jiang Zhitong a call. However, as he thought more about it, he was certain that no matter what he said, this person would not be willing to reveal the truth to his own daughter. Therefore, Grandpa Tan decided that he should tell Jiang Yuning the truth instead.
After thinking for a long time, he finally made up his mind and picked up his cell phone. He put on his reading glasses and sat in front of the table lamp before calling Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Silly girl, you win. I will tell you everything that I know about your father if you promise that you will not act impulsively. Do you understand what I am saying?&x201D;