Chapter 4: Running Away From Home For Five Hours
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
To celebrate the fact that Fu Zhi was joining their family, Xu Wei had deliberately asked the director what she liked to eat and cooked a scrumptious meal for her.
Dinner was served in the hall, and there were five chairs placed around the golden-gilded table.
Xu Wei kept refilling Fu Zhi’s bowl after she took a seat.
Fu Zhi waited for a long time but she still did not see anyone claiming the fifth and last chair. She looked around curiously and then asked Xu Wei, “Where is my other brother? Is he not joining us for dinner?”
Fu Zhi knew that Xu Wei had two sons because the director had told her before she had come to live with the Lu Family. Both she and Lu Yushen were 17 years old, while Lu Yumo was a year older than her.
Even though the director was confident that the brothers would not shut Fu Zhi out and had asked her to be good to them, Fu Zhi still felt that her presence might destroy the peacefulness of the Lu Family.
Keeping the same smile on her face, Xu Wei filled Fu Zhi’s bowl with another spare rib and said, “Are you talking about your elder brother? His classmates asked him to join them at cram school. It’s good that he’s willing to study hard. You don’t have to worry about him. He can take care of himself outside.”
Meanwhile, Lu Yushen was eating with his head down. When he heard Xu Wei’s answer to Fu Zhi’s question, the hand holding his chopsticks stopped in midair.
He turned to look at Xu Wei for a while before slowly lowering his eyes.
His mother really could not sense anything?
Attending cram school was nothing but a cover. His elder brother obviously did not like Fu Zhi, which was why he had deliberately said something to distract everyone before running away calmly from home with his schoolbag.
The atmosphere at the dining table was warm.
When Lu Jingqing finished his meal, he turned to look at Fu Zhi. After a short bout of contemplation, he said, “Although we have more than enough money for you to spend freely, the fact that you were able to get into a high school means that you still have some potential. Therefore, I’m thinking about getting you into No.1 High School so you can continue your studies. What do you think?”
The tone of his voice was calm and steady. He was not giving an order. Instead, he was discussing it with her.
Fu Zhi nodded. “I’m okay with that.”
Lu Jingqing’s heart melted when he heard Fu Zhi’s soft and sweet voice. After he finished his dinner, he told Fu Zhi, “Get to sleep early tonight. Your mother and I will take you to meet the members of the Lu Household tomorrow morning.”
Yu City, Blues Cybercafe, 8:00 p.m.
The air was filled with the smell of smoke, and the rat-a-tat of the keyboard lingered in one’s ears.
A young man was sitting in the corner of the cafe. His delicate fingers were dancing nimbly on the keyboard and mouse. With a quick succession of rhythmic percussive sounds, a light flashed across the blue screen and the opponent dropped to the ground. Then, the large word “victory” appeared on the screen.
After he finished the game, he took off his headphones. His exquisite eyebrows were slightly furrowed as he stared intently at the man who was eating a bowl of cup noodles beside him. As the man took a big slurp of his noodles, he subconsciously swallowed a big gulp of saliva.
Lu Yumo’s plan had not worked out as he had expected.
His card had been suspended because he had exceeded the limit, and he had used the remaining 20 yuan in his pocket to play a game for four hours.
Initially, he had thought that his mother would come and beg him to go home with her. However, the sky was getting darker, yet he still had not received any messages from his family.
Lu Yumo was depressed.
Had they not realized that he had run away from home nearly five hours ago?!