Chapter 917: Where’s Xiaohua?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“If I didn’t have this identity, if I didn’t have this power, if I didn’t have this authority; Mr. Xia, may I know what would you do to my daughter?”
Xia Mingzheng wanted to open his mouth but was interrupted by Lu Ke’en. Who was Lu Ke’en? He was an important personnel of the military that had retired and came out from the bullet rain. His entire person was intimidating and was not someone that a businessman like Xia Mingzheng could compare with.
It was like a military general going against a gigolo.
Definitely, he would be killed within seconds.
At this moment, he slightly squinted his eyes and murderous intent could be seen. “If you’re talking about bullying people with your authority, Mr. Xia, you shouldn’t talk about it. Anyone in the world can say this, but Mr. Xia, you don’t have the right to.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Xia Mingzheng’s years of patience was on the verge of breaking down.
“We’re all understanding people so, Mr. Xia, don’t be ridiculous.” Lu Ke’en’s gaze swept past Shen Yijun. “I remember that Mr. Xia has a stepdaughter, and did you really treat her like your own? Did you not bully her with your power? Your own daughter is a daughter, but other people’s one is trash. You know what you did yourself.”
Instantly, Xia Mingzheng’s face darkened. The three words that could never be mentioned in his life was ‘Xia Ruoxin’. These three words were his shameful nightmare.
The extent of Xia Yixuan’s unbecomingness was the extent of his humiliation. Unknowingly, his gaze landed on Shen Yijun; and he immediately wanted to dig a hole and hide himself.
Lu Ke’en smiled coldly. “Mr. Xia, you have been bullying other people’s children all the way till she became an adult. Even you know how to protect your biological daughter, why can’t I protect mine?”
“You’re unreasonable.” Xia Mingzheng was exasperated. Who would act in this manner? They were clearly in the wrong, but they did not look like it at all. Was an apology really that hard?
“I’m just that unreasonable. So what?” Lu Ke’en glanced at Xia Mingzheng coldly from the corner of his eye. “Your daughter hasn’t died. Even if she did, I will never let my daughter pay for your daughter’s life.”
Xia Mingzheng almost exploded. When he was about to say something else, a pair of hands held him back.
It was Shen Yijun.
“Let’s go,” she said lightly and looked at Lu Ke’en.
“Mr. Lu, please forgive a father’s worry, but the Lu family has to give us an explanation for this incident, right?”
Lu Ke’en grunted. “You should have talked like this earlier. You came here and hollered at me non-stop. Do you think I was brought up frightened?”
Lu Ke’en was the type to accept one’s thoughts when they talked nicely and not rudely. If one was rude to him, he would definitely slice him apart. However, if one talked nicely to him and was nice, he would not be unreasonable. Just like in the past when Lu Jinrong fought with someone and beat him up, he said that his son had bullied someone else. Of course, he would send someone over and clean up his son’s mess. However, if Lu Jinrong had lost the fight, he would be beaten up at home, too. The logic was that Lu Ke’en’s child could not be a walkover.
Today, Xia Mingzheng pointed at him and yelled at him without even explaining why. This was a comparison of who had a larger voice and who had more authority. Lu Ke’en was not as fancy and filled with tricks like businessmen.
Things must always be made clear—the person at fault would bear the blame; if it was his daughter’s fault, he would take the blame.
If he had talked nicely at the start, nothing of this sort would have happened. The Lu family had tough bones, and if one wanted to bend their bones, they should just break them.
After quarreling for half a day, Xia Mingzheng still did not get a reason. When they went out and he thought of Xia Yixuan’s miserable look and Lu family’s attitude of not admitting their fault, the fire in his heart grew bigger.
“Mingzheng, let’s go back first.”
Upon seeing Xia Mingzheng rooted to the ground, she could only advise him. “At the very least, let’s go to the hospital and visit Xia Yixuan. No one is taking care of her there.”
She extended her hand to pull Xia Mingzheng but—piak! Xia Mingzheng slapped her hand away and the eyes that glared at Shen Yijun looked as if he was not staring at his wife, but an enemy.
“Shen Yijun, Yixuan isn’t your daughter so your heart doesn’t ache, right? If the person lying inside was Xia Ruoxin, can you be so nonchalant?”
Shen Yijun lightly caressed her wrist that was red from the slap. She was not angry and smiled instead. Her every word was heart-wrenching.
“Do you believe it? If the person lying in the hospital was Xia Ruoxin, I would treat her like she’s dead and add another ‘you should have died a long time ago’. I have said this sentence a few times during the four years when Xia Yixuan was dead. Don’t you remember?”
Xia Mingzheng was choked and did not know how to open his mouth. How could he not know Shen Yijun’s protection towards Xia Yixuan? If not, they would not have spoiled Xia Yixuan to the extent where she was unruly.
“Yijun, I… I’m sorry…”
“Forget it.” Shen Yijun raised her head and hid the sourness in her heart beneath her eyes. Now, she was also smiling coldly in her heart. Xia Mingzheng, what use does your one apology have? What’s the point of having cops if apologies would do the trick? Do you think you can wipe away everything with a single apology?
You only allow your daughter to bully someone else. Now that your daughter has become the victim instead, you also knew how to get angry and had felt the ache for her. However, whose heart was not made of meat? Piak! She slapped herself again. She did not even know what had come over her back then or what medicine did she eat wrongly to treat her own biological daughter in that way.
This slap had made Xia Mingzheng confused.
“Yijun, what are you doing?”
“Nothing much.” Shen Yijun looked at her hand. “I can’t control it.”
“Let’s go.” Xia Mingzheng was frightened and hurriedly held Shen Yijun’s hands tightly and apologized for his reckless mouth. He was too anxious, really too anxious. He did not do it on purpose, but it was precisely in this unwitting moment where he had said the truth.
When Xia Mingzheng and his wife had left, Lu Jinrong then walked in.
“You’re back.” Lu Ke’en pointed at the seat next to him. “Come and sit. I have something to ask you.”
Lu Ke’en sat down and actually he knew what Lu Ke’en wanted to ask, but he was also very unsure of a lot of things now. Everything had to wait until Lu Xiaohua woke up. How could he say anything when she had not woken up and the critical period had not passed?
“Where’s Xiaohua?” Lu Ke’en asked. He was not concerned about anything else and only wanted to know where his daughter was.