Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s palms were sweating all the way back to Grandpa Tan&x2019;s house and Lu Jingzhi could see that she was very nervous.
He understood Jiang Yuning&x2019;s anticipation and how she must have felt to finally be able to meet someone she thought that she had lost forever.
This was because he had also met someone that he thought he had lost for good.
Lu Jingzhi did not allow the driver to speed up as the road was very muddy and slippery from of the heavy rain and he wanted to ensure their safety.
&x201C;Second brother, why haven&x2019;t we reached Grandpa Tan&x2019;s house yet? Do you think he would be able to stop my father from leaving before we arrive?&x201D;
&x201C;Yuning, please calm down.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi tried to calm Jiang Yuning down and stop her from panicking as he hugged her tightly in his arms.
After a short drive, they finally arrived at Grandpa Tan&x2019;s house. At this time, Jiang Yuning saw another black car parked in front of the entrance.
At this time, she felt as though her heart was going to jump out of her throat.
Lu Jingzhi got off the car before he walked over to the other side of the car, holding an umbrella over Jiang Yuning&x2019;s head. He held the umbrella in one hand and pulled Jiang Yuning closed to him with his other hand to shield her from the strong winds and heavy rain. &x201C;Let&x2019;s go.&x201D;
At this exact moment in the courtyard, Jiang Zhitong had just handed Grandpa Tan a medical report and he was asking for his expert opinion. &x201C;Grandpa Tan, this&x2026;are there any signs of improvement?&x201D;
Grandpa Tan put on his reading glasses as he looked through the medical report. &x201C;The illness has been contained and it is not spreading at the moment but there is only so much that my medicine can do as Chinese medicine usually plays a supporting role. The most important thing is to listen to the advice given to you by the Western doctors.&x201D;
&x201C;I understand,&x201D; Jiang Zhitong replied. He was overjoyed. &x201C;The doctor had already explained the medical report to me earlier today but I wanted to get your opinion too. I am so relieved and happy.&x201D;
&x201C;Since you are already relieved, you might as well take this opportunity to do something else,&x201D; Grandpa Tan said as he used his chin to signal to Jiang Zhitong to look behind him.
Jiang Zhitong turned around and he immediately saw Jiang Yuning and Lu Jingzhi walking towards them while holding onto an umbrella. He quickly turned around and used his hands to cover his face. &x201C;Don&x2019;t. Don&x2019;t look at me.&x201D;
&x201C;Dad&x2026;dad&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning shouted.
&x201C;I am not your father. How am I worthy enough to be called your father?&x201D; Jiang Zhitong replied, full of shame. &x201C;How can your father be someone as hideous as me?&x201D;
&x201C;You are my father. No matter what happens and no matter what you look like, you will always be my father,&x201D; Jing Yuning replied as she walked slowly towards Jiang Zhitong.
Lu Jingzhi did not say anything as he walked beside Jiang Yuning and continued shielding her from the rain.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t come over here&x2026;Yuning, I beg you&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Then&x2026;why don&x2019;t you put on a mask so that you can turn around and talk to me? I beg you too, dad&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately.
Jiang Zhitong could no longer control his emotions that were running wild because his precious daughter was finally standing before him. This was the reason he had never taken the initiative to look for and meet up with his daughter in the past five years. He knew that he would not be able to handle it. Jiang Zhitong subsequently put on a face mask before he finally dared to turn around and face Jiang Yuning.
The father and daughter looked at one another without saying a word as tears welled in their eyes.
When she could not hold herself back anymore, Jiang Yuning threw herself directly at her father as she hugged him tightly. &x201C;Why didn&x2019;t you look for me during the past five years? Do you not want me anymore?&x201D;
Jiang Zhitong could not stop his tears as he looked down at his daughter who was holding tightly onto him. &x201C;How could your father bear to not want you anymore? I had wanted to look for you so badly, but so many things have happened during the last five years. I have missed you so much, my precious daughter. I did not know how to face you after everything that had happened. I am so sorry for making you suffer so much, Yuning.&x201D;
&x201C;I am just glad that you are back. I am glad that you are alive. I do not care about anything else.&x201D;
Both of them continued crying as they held onto one another. No one had the heart to break them apart at this moment.
After a short while, Grandpa Tan finally spoke up. &x201C;Why don&x2019;t the both of you sit down and chat over a cup of tea? I believe that you must have a lot to say to one another.&x201D;
Jiang Zhitong finally let go of Jiang Yuning before he shook his head. &x201C;I still have to rush back to settle some important matters. Today is not a good time to talk. Yuning, where are you staying now?&x201D;
After explaining himself to Jiang Yuning, he turned around to look at Lu Jingzhi.
Jiang Zhitong finally understood the situation and so, he quickly said, &x201C;After I am done dealing with Huo Zhendong, I will come back and explain everything to you. There is someone that I would like you to meet.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning wiped the tears off her face before she replied, &x201C;Do not lie to me.&x201D;
&x201C;I am not lying,&x201D; Jiang Zhitong replied in a serious manner.
&x201C;If you disappear again, I will ask second brother to search all over the world for you. You will never be able to live in peace.&x201D;
Jiang Zhitong smiled after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words. &x201C;Who would dare to lie to the Jiang family&x2019;s princess?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning did not force her father to stay because she was already contented. She had already seen her father and acknowledged him. The most important thing was that she could be certain that he was still alive. There was nothing else that she was afraid of anymore.
&x201C;I will make a move first, then,&x201D; Jiang Zhitong said as he picked up the medical report. He was very excited and happy.
Jiang Yuning held tightly onto Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arm as she watched her father leave.
Lu Jingzhi knew that Jiang Yuning was upset and his heart ached. He placed his arms around her and tried to comfort her before saying, &x201C;Let&x2019;s go home now.&x201D;
Jiang Zhitong did not communicate with Lu Jingzhi throughout the entire process.
This was because Jiang Yuning was previously engaged to Lu Zongye and Jiang Zhitong did not know much about any of the other children from the Lu family.
Furthermore, Lu Jingzhi had always been very cold and difficult to approach in the past.
It seemed as though Lu Jingzhi was the only person that his precious daughter could depend on right now.
The problem was that Jiang Zhitong did not know of what the Lu family would think of both of them being in a relationship after her history with Lu Zongye.
However, Jiang Zhitong could tell that Jiang Yuning was very dependant on Lu Jingzhi and he could see that the young couple were deeply in love with one another.
After getting home, Jiang Yuning was in a much better mood. She gave Ku Jie a call and quickly explained everything that had happened to him.
From now on, both the brother and sister would have someone to love them again. They would no longer be tragic orphans who were lonely and had no one to depend on.
Later that night, Jiang Yuning was sitting down at the dressing table and putting on her skin care products when she suddenly thought of something. She turned around and looked at Lu Jingzhi before asking, &x201C;Second brother, do you think that Fu Yahui and Huo Zhendong will be afraid if they knew that my father was still alive? What do you think?&x201D;
&x201C;Try to be more civilized&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Oh, you think they would be scared to death?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi knew that she was already fine because she could even joke around with him now.
&x201C;Come over here. It is already time to sleep.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning got up from the stool but she took a card out of the drawer before she walked over to Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;I just need to gather another four hundred million yuan.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi reached out his hand and took the card from Jiang Yuning with an indistinguishable expression on his face. &x201C;Are you&x2026;talking about money with me now?&x201D;
&x201C;I had asked for that sum of money because I did not want to let Fu Yahui off so easily. Now that I have already gotten back the money from her, it is only right for me to give it to you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied. &x201C;I know that you would definitely not accept the money even if I gave it to you. However, I am afraid to carry this huge amount of money around with me. I would not be able to sleep peacefully at night. Therefore, I think that it would be better if you are in charge of handling all our money.&x201D;
The expression on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s face got a little lighter and he pinched her cheeks gently as he said, &x201C;Since you want me to manage all of our money, why don&x2019;t you hand over all of your money to me?&x201D;
&x201C;Second brother, how did you know that I still have some private savings?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked with her eyes wide open. She had kept some money for herself because she wanted to use it to purchase some of aunt&x2019;s belongings that Lu Jingzhi had sold away in the past. &x201C;Can you just let me keep some of the money? My wallet is almost empty now&x2026;&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi could not help but smile at Jiang Yuning&x2019;s reaction. &x201C;I meant&x2026;why don&x2019;t you hand yourself over to me right now?&x201D;