Chapter 121: No, You Did it on Purpose
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Jiang Yuning was ecstatic upon receiving the phone call from Grandpa Tan. &x201C;Grandpa Tan, are you telling me that you really have news about my father?&x201D;
Grandpa Tan was shocked at the sudden question and he immediately realized that Jiang Yuning had tricked him. &x201C;You little brat. You really got me with your acting.&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa Tan, I have only been able to discover the truth because you are worried about me,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly replied.
&x201C;I had just informed him to visit less frequently in case he gets discovered by you. If I were to call him right now, he would definitely suspect that something is amiss. Why don&x2019;t I give you a call to inform you the next time he visits me? That way, you can reunite with your father and both of you can settle your personal affairs without my involvement,&x201D; Grandpa Tan replied.
&x201C;Thank you so much, Grandpa Tan.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could not help but scream as she threw herself into Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arms as soon as she heard that her father was still alive.
It did not matter if she would be able to meet her father or otherwise. He was alive. The most important thing was the fact that he was still alive!
&x201C;Second brother, my father is still alive! That is why I have not been able to find his body or any information at all even after all these years. It is because he is still alive! I finally know the truth after all these years.&x201D;
&x201C;I know, I already know. Sit down properly,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said because he was afraid that she would hurt herself in the moving car in her excitement. &x201C;Secretary Ho sent me a picture of a man that fits your father&x2019;s description last night, but I have not shown it to you yet because I am still trying to verify the identity of the man.&x201D;
&x201C;Do you have a photo of him? Can you show it to me?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning quickly put her hands into Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s pocket to take out his cell phone. When she found out that she had to use a password to unlock the phone, she quickly turned around and looked at Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;My password is your birthday,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied immediately. &x201C;You can save your fingerprint in my cell phone later.&x201D;
&x201C;You will let me go through your cell phone?&x201D; Jiang Yuning was surprised and she quickly asked, &x201C;Are you not afraid that I might accidentally look at your private business matters?&x201D;
&x201C;I will not use my personal cell phone for any business matters,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi assured her immediately.
Jiang Yuning unlocked Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s cell phone and she could not explain the kind of feelings that she had in her heart. This was the first time that she would be going through Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s cell phone.
She opened up the photo gallery in Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s phone and she immediately realized that Lu Jingzhi did not even have a single selfie or photograph of himself in his phone.
Jiang Yuning looked through all the pictures that Lu Jingzhi had saved last night. Even though it was raining heavily and the man was wearing a cap and a mask, Jiang Yuning immediately knew that this man was her father. She could feel it somehow.
&x201C;I can finally heave a huge sigh of relief now. Do you know how suffocating it has been for me? I feel so much lighter right now!&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she started to put down Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s cell phone. At this moment, she suddenly noticed that Lu Jingzhi had used a very blurry photo as his screensaver. Jiang Yuning stared at it for a long time because she could not figure out who the person in the photo was. However, she thought that the back of the person looked extremely familiar&x2026;
&x201C;Second brother&x2026;this picture&x2014;did you take it when I was over at the Lu family mansion for the New Year&x2019;s feast?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes. I did not know how to take good pictures back then,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi answered as he kissed her neck gently.
&x201C;No, you did it on purpose,&x201D; Jiang Yuning instantly replied. &x201C;You are afraid that someone might see this picture that you have of me and that they might start gossiping about me. You were trying to protect me. I had never paid any attention to all these little details prior to this. If only I had found out about it earlier&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning suddenly grabbed hold of Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s right hand and interlocked her fingers with his.
After that, Jiang Yuning used Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s cell phone to take a picture of them holding hands. She then used a photo editing app to retouch the picture, making it look more beautiful as she wanted to replace the picture that Lu Jingzhi was using as his phone screensaver with this.
&x201C;You can change this picture to any other picture that you like in future. You can take a picture with me anytime you want to, and I will also provide you with unlimited photographs of myself.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning then took out her own cell phone and started to transfer plenty of her own selfies to Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s cell phone before she taught him how to encrypt photographs that he wanted to keep private.
&x201C;This is what the cell phone of a man with a girlfriend should look like. Otherwise, no one would even believe you when you tell them that you have a girlfriend.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi could not help but smile as he watched Jiang Yuning. He used to think that a cell phone was merely a communication tool. However, now that he had Jiang Yuning by his side, he suddenly felt that even a simple thing like a cell phone could finally mean something else to him.
&x201C;Second brother, has Grandpa Lu ever urged you to get married or has he ever tried to matchmake you with someone else? I guess he must have done so because as the heir of the Lu family, it must be very important for you to have a child.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi took his cell phone back from Jiang Yuning before placing it back into his own pocket. He then pinched Jiang Yuning&x2019;s nose gently before asking her, &x201C;What generation do you think we are living in right now, huh?&x201D;
&x201C;He did arrange for me to be married to Lu Zongye,&x201D; Jiang Yuning retorted because she was not convinced.
&x201C;Are you being vengeful now?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning turned around and looked at Lu Jingzhi with a serious expression on her face. &x201C;Second brother, if&x2026;if you are ready to get married, you can let me know. I am willing to marry you but we cannot announce it to the public yet.&x201D;
After listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words, Lu Jingzhi replied, &x201C;There is no need to rush into things. Although we have known each other for a very long time, you have not fully understood me yet. Therefore, you have many other options to pick from.&x201D;
&x201C;I know that you are only saying that because you know that I am trying to make it big in the entertainment industry,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said immediately. &x201C;I am serious, second brother. If you want to get married now, we can go ahead and register to get a marriage license now. After all, you are already twenty-eight years old. It is the perfect time for you to get married.&x201D;
&x201C;Had we not agreed to let nature take its own course? Come, let us go into the house now,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied, ending the topic immediately.
Who would not want to get married?
He had already been thinking about marrying Jiang Yuning and making her his own from the day that he brought her back to his villa. However, he did not want to tie her down when she was still so young.
Anyway, the only thing that they lacked right now was the marriage certificate. Lu Jingzhi had already regarded Jiang Yuning as his wife and decided she was the one that he was going to spend the rest of his life with.
Jiang Yuning stared at Lu Jingzhi as he got out of the car and she walked slowly behind him. She knew that he was once again sacrificing what he wanted because of her.
Lu Jingzhi opened the front door but did not see Jiang Yuning stepping into the house. He thus turned back and said, &x201C;Why are you not keeping up with me? Why are you in a daze?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning held back the tears that were about to flow out and immediately chased after Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;Second brother, you are so demanding!&x201D;
It was already half past eight at night and eight hours had already passed since Huo Zhendong was detained. Since the police could not find any evidence, they had no choice but to release Huo Zhendong.
&x201C;Officer, you have worked hard. If there is nothing else, I will go home now,&x201D; Huo Zhendong said as he straightened out his clothes. &x201C;I will be going abroad tomorrow. If you need me to assist in any further investigation, do not hesitate to contact my personal assistant. He will pass the message on.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay,&x201D; replied the police officer who had interrogated Huo Zhendong.
Huo Zhendong smiled before he turned around and left the police station with his personal assistant.
&x201C;Are you going to let him go just like that?&x201D;
&x201C;What else can we do? We do not have any evidence to charge him. The only evidence that we have is Fu Yahui&x2019;s testimony against him, which is insufficient.&x201D; The captain in charge of Fu Yahui&x2019;s case could not help but sigh.
&x201C;Hold on, Captain Lee. Someone has sent us a bag of items. He says that these are the evidence of Huo Zhendong&x2019;s crime.&x201D;
Upon hearing that, the police officers were all very excited and they hurriedly brought the parcel into the conference room.
After opening the parcel, the police officers found some photographs, a USB flash drive, a vacuum bag containing some tools, and also other auxiliary materials in the parcel.
In one of the photographs, Huo Zhendong was pictured holding some tools as he entered the parking lot.
When the police officers plugged in the USB flash drive, they could clearly see a video recording of Huo Zhendong sneaking around and acting suspiciously in a parking lot&x2026;