Xiao Luo and Ji Siying went back to wash the blood stains beside the mountain stream . Before going back, Ji Siying used NSA’s privilege to let the county police get to Luo Mountain overnight and secretly dispose of the bodies .
The family didn’t notice, because Xiao Luo and Ji Siying entered the room together, then turned the TV to the maximum and left through the window .
The same was true when they came back . Both his grandparents, Xiao Zhiyuan and Hua Heying thought that Xiao Luo and Ji Siying were making out in the room . Especially when they came out of the room and showed obvious signs of strenuous exercise, Xiao Zhiyuan and Hua Heying smiled at each other, and the latter silently gave Xiao Luo a thumbs-up sign .
Xiao Luo was distressed, the misunderstanding deepened .
The Chinese New Year was very lively . The teacher’s altar was beating drums and gongs for three consecutive days . Every family posted new couplets and hung red lanterns . Children dressed in new clothes were filled with laughter and a festive atmosphere .
“You should feel bad not being able to celebrate the New Year in your own hometown . ”
Standing on the top of the third floor, watching the fireworks from the village, Xiao Luo asked Ji Siying next to him with a smile .
Her soft straight hair hung down on her chest, slightly masking her charming face with drunken red . Delicate and clear facial features made her look smart and attractive . Ji Siying’s figure belongs to the typical small jasper of Jiang City . It was not exaggerated, nor thin, with proper fragrant shoulders and pink cheeks, full and introverted abundance, chest and buttocks upturned, lotus with clear water, natural carving, and pure and elegant aura .
She shook her head, her eyes suddenly looked a little more lonely, “I have no hometown . ” When Xiao Luo turned to cast a puzzled look, she added, “I grew up in an orphanage . ”
Xiao Luo looked at her for a while and then said, “Sorry!”
“It doesn’t matter …”
Although she said it didn’t matter, but Ji Siying’s expression was becoming very bleak, the smile on her face had become dim, her eyes filled with two strands of mist . This was her most vulnerable side, everyone had parents, but she didn’t even know what her parents looked like . Looking at Xiao Luo’s family, she didn’t know how much envy was in her heart .
How much she wished she would be loved by her grandparents and gentle parents . Even if she gave ten years of her life in exchange, she would not hesitate to do it . She had more than once wondered whether her biological parents thought she was a daughter, so she was abandoned .
“Mr . Xiao Luo!”
“Can I lean on your shoulder?”
At ordinary times, Ji Siying never dared to be so bold, but at this moment, at the time of family reunion during the new year, her grief was magnified to the extreme .
“Yes . ” Xiao Luo nodded .
Ji Siying gently leaned, unable to resist her inner fragility, she gently sobbed .
Xiao Luo did not speak, nor patted her on the back to comfort her . He just stood quietly and looked at his front calmly . Many fireworks rose up and bloomed in the night sky . They were colorful and beautiful .
On the evening of the 4th of the month, Ding Zhenyun, a cousin, suddenly sent a message: “Cousin, lend me 2,000 yuan . It’s urgent, please!”
Xiao Luo frowned, although his cousin’s relationship has been quite good, but Ding Zhenyun never borrowed money from him . Even in urgent need of money, his elder sister-in-law would take care of it . For him to suddenly borrow from him, things seemed quite abnormal .
Perhaps it was really urgent . Ding Zhenyun called directly, “Cousin, I don’t have much money . Please lend me 2,000 yuan first . I have urgent needs . ”
Confirming that it was Ding Zhenyun’s voice, Xiao Luo immediately agreed to come down, hung up the phone and turned 2,000 directly to WeChat .
But a few days later, Ding Zhenyun called again and asked, “Cousin, can you lend me some more money?”
This time Xiao Luo was somewhat puzzled: “What are you doing and how much do you want to borrow this time?”
“Ten thousand . ”
“Not 10,000, it’s 5,000 . Cousin, please help . ” Ding Zhenyun good-naturedly cried .
Xiao Luo felt that something was wrong: “What are you going to do?”
“Alas …… cousin, to tell you the truth, I have approved a project . As long as I put in 30,000 yuan, I will be able to return to my original capital in half a year . After half a year, I will start to make money . I have already collected 20,000 yuan, but I still need 10,000 yuan . Please help me if you have enough money . ” Ding Zhenyun said .
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That immediately appeared in Xiao Luo’s mind and asked, “What project?”
“It is to develop and make a program to use in the charging system of high-speed rail and bus . It is too complicated to explain it quickly, but what is certain is that it is very profitable . My friend already drives a Mercedes-Benz BMW and often goes to clubs to pack tender and model cars . ”
Ding Zhenyun felt quite excited as if he had been infused with chicken blood . “Cousin, do you want to invest a little too? The more you invest, the more you will get back . If you can invest 100,000 yuan, you will be able to turn to 300,000 yuan or even 400,000 yuan next year . As long as you are my cousin, I will tell you that this can make a lot of money . ”
Xiao Luo was sure that this boy had been brainwashed . Any investment was risky . There was no project that could make 100% profit, “Zhenyun, where are you now?”
“I am in Xia Hai . ” Ding Zhenyun said .
“Did you go home for the New Year?” Xiao Luo asked in surprise .
“I go home every year, but I experienced it outside this year . I have to work hard to earn money and honor my parents . If I can buy a car, I’ll return every year . ”
Xiao Luo shook his head and sighed, “If you don’t go home, elder sister-in-law will be worried about you . ”
“I’m already over 20 years old . I’m not a child anymore . What’s to worry about, cousin? Don’t say that . Lend me 5,000 dollars first, and I’ll pay you back as soon as I make money . ” Ding Zhenyun seemed a little impatient .
“You can borrow it . But you have to come back first . There is a direct bullet train from Xia Hai to our city . It will take you eight hours to go home . ” Xiao Luo made a request .
Ding Zhenyun said, “Cousin, I’m busy here . I don’t have time to go back for the time being . ”
“When you come back, I’ll help you read the project plan book . If your plan book can impress me, I’ll invest 100,000 yuan . ” Xiao Luo threw out a big temptation .
The other end of the phone was quiet for a moment, then Ding Zhenyun said, “Ok, I’ll be back tomorrow . ”
After the call ended, Xiao Luo immediately called his elder sister-in-law Xiao Jianying and told her about Ding Zhenyun .
Xiao Jianying’s mood was originally good . But when Ding Zhenyun was mentioned, she lost control of her mood and burst into tears, “Xiao Luo, he is like a changed person now, forcing me and your uncle to take money to invest in him . I said the family has no money and still owes a lot of debts . He didn’t listen to me at all and insisted that we give him 30,000 yuan . Your uncle is going mad . ”