Chapter 480: The Li Family Will Break Off the Engagement
Jiang Yao was not familiar with the Li family and was not sure what they would do after knowing Zhang Lanxiang’s relationship with Zhou Changkang.
Just as Chen Xuyao mentioned, for the interest of the Zhou family and with the Li family’s approval, Zhou Changkang had no qualms terminating Zhang Lanxiang’s pregnancy.
Without the child though, it meant that they had lost their bargaining power. Without that, they could not do anything to Zhou Weiqi.
“I bet that the Li family will break off the engagement,” Chen Xuyao said. “Mr. Zhou was released by the disciplinary committee only twenty-four hours after he met them. The fact that the Zhou family insulted Brother Lu was common news in the circle. Brother Liang’s involvement in Zhang Lanxiang’s matter clearly illustrated to the Li family that we are all targeting the Zhou family. If they want to be safe from all the chaos, the only way to do so is to get as far away from the Zhou family as possible.”
After hanging up the phone call, Jiang Yao reported to Lu Xingzhi everything Chen Xuyao said. He nodded his head in acknowledgement, his expression emotionless as ever.
A few seconds later, he mentioned, “We may have to go to Jindo City tomorrow.”
“Sure, it’s just a short drive away. Plus, you don’t have anything to do in the platoon, it doesn’t matter where you go.” Jiang Yao shrugged her shoulders; wherever he went, she would follow.
It seemed like Jiang Yao’s return trip to Nanjiang City would have to wait.
Aside from Du Chen’s matter, she would still have to stay for a couple of weeks for the training program. If she were appointed as the instructor, she would like to teach as much as she could.
The couple were deep in thought figuring out when to go to Jindo City, while over at the Zhou family, Mr. Zhou returned home with his tail between his legs. He threw a big tantrum at every member of the family before contemplating his best course of action, one that would be the most beneficial to him and the Zhou family.
Lu Xingzhi was in a much better mood here at Jin City in a house that reminded him of Jiang Yao.
Everywhere he looked, he could see traces of Jiang Yao’s presence: the curtains she bought, the wardrobe she purchased. Tonight, Lu Xingzhi would show his appreciation personally by thanking her in bed; demonstrating his gratitude and showing her how much she was loved by putting his words into action.
He received a phone call from Mr. Zhou a little over ten the next morning; he had Mr. Zhou visit the Liang family at two in the afternoon. After hanging up the phone call, he turned toward Jiang Yao, who was still fast asleep.
Jiang Yao did not like the cold. If she could, she would have wrapped herself in a thick and cozy blanket all day.
Something good came from it though, as Lu Xingzhi did not have to be the one initiating a cuddle. Every night as they lay in bed getting ready to sleep, Jiang Yao would attach herself to Lu Xingzhi’s body, hugging him tightly trying to leech some of his warmth.
“You’re awake?” Seeing the sudden quivering of the blanket on bed, Lu Xingzhi gently flipped it open, and moved his face closer into the void.
Jiang Yao answered, her voice a little hoarse.
Seeing Lu Xingzhi’s lively and energetic state, she added, “You can go for a morning run, or an evening one if you wish. A slow jog for an hour is fine.”
By expending his energy elsewhere, Jiang Yao would be spared the nightly physical exertion.
“Sure.” He did not mind. “Get up, I’ll cook something up for breakfast. We’ll go to Jindo City after that. Mr. Zhou called me just now, I asked him to meet us at the Liang family’s at two o’clock.”