Xu Wei let out a sigh when she saw Dong Cun. She hastily went up to him and said, “No. She was taken away by Jiang Ningbei.”
After she told Dong Cun everything, she lowered her head and said with a humble attitude, “Xiao Dong, Zhizhi is my only daughter, so could you do me a favor and help her this time? I can give you as much money as you want…”
They were going to interrogate her daughter for half a month, and Xu Wei could imagine how tough the process would be just by thinking about it. There was no way she was going to let her daughter go through something like that. Therefore, she was willing to put aside her pride and beg for Dong Cun’s help.
“It’s not about money,” Dong Cun replied.
Jiang Ningbei came from a political dynasty. In ancient times, his father would have been considered the general director in charge of palace affairs. Therefore, considering the difference between the levels of the two families, the Dong Family was merely on greeting terms with the Jiang Family.
That said, they still had a rather good business relationship with the Jiang Family. However, Dong Cun was rather reluctant to do Xu Wei’s bidding, as he did not want to harm the relationship between the two families just because of Fu Zhi.
Lu Chuwan noticed the frown on Dong Cun’s face. As if she could read his mind, she stepped forward and shared her idea. “This will only last about 15 days. I think it’s a good opportunity for them to get a lead on the case and clear Fu Zhi’s name. However, if we insist on taking advantage of the relationship between Uncle Dong’s family and the Jiang Family to force the Jiang Family to help us, I’m afraid it might leave a bad impression on them.”
‘She’s right. It’s not worth jeopardizing the relationship between the two families just for Fu Zhi!’
Dong Cun made a decision right away but kept the same worried expression on his face as he said, “I’d really like to help you, but… Jiang Ningbei is not that unreasonable. Perhaps you can act as if your daughter is on vacation? I think it’s a good idea, don’t you think so?”
“No, it isn’t a good idea at all. How can this be the same as going on vacation?”
Xu Wei became even more anxious. She had to save her daughter no matter what, so she pleaded once more. “Xiao Dong, I promise I’ll take responsibility for everything that might happen later on. I’ll make sure the Jiang Family will not do anything to the Dong Family, so can you…”
“That’s enough! The police officers discovered your daughter’s fingerprints on the scene, so that means your daughter is a murderer! They are already very lenient with her considering that they did not sentence her to death right away!” Madam Lu interjected as she pulled Xu Wei away. “Stop acting like a spoiled child and act your age. Do you have any idea who the Jiang Family is and what they are capable of? You’d better not get us into trouble, or I’ll never forgive you!”
Xu Wei nearly fell to the floor. Her eyes were red as she replied, “No! My Zhizhi is not a murderer!”
“Oh please! I have no idea what kind of spell she has put on you, but it’s time you opened your eyes and saw clearly! I don’t understand… Of all the children in the world, why did you have to adopt her? She is a bad girl with bad grades and a bad attitude! There simply is nothing good about her!” Madam Lu said, gritting her teeth. If she had a time machine, she would go back and stop Xu Wei from adopting Fu Zhi at any cost.
“Do you know how many people are going to laugh at me when they hear about this?” The old lady let out a breath, pointed at Xu Wei, and added, “Luckily, she isn’t related to us by blood, so we can still fix this. She is a girl capable of violence. If she’s lucky and they release her, you guys will have to send her back to the orphanage!”
Lu Yumo frowned when he heard what his grandmother had said and chimed in, “My family didn’t abandon me even though I’m useless, so there’s no way we will abandon Zhizhi!”
‘Are you two the same?’
Madam Lu rolled her eyes at Lu Yumo and answered, “No matter how useless you are, you’re still a descendant of the Lu Family. She is nothing to us!”
“She is my sister!” Lu Yumo shouted. “I can testify that she was at home last night. Even if she’s the murderer, I’m willing to be her scapegoat! You’re her grandmother. She respects you a lot, so can you please stop badmouthing her?”
Madam Lu was filled with so much anger that her body was shaking. She felt extremely embarrassed in front of Dong Cun. As if she was being controlled by a mysterious force, she raised her arm high into the air. Then, before anybody could do anything, she slapped Lu Yumo’s cheek.
Lu Yumo could not avoid it in time, and his face turned sideways at the impact.
The noisy hall suddenly fell silent.
Then, Madam Lu pointed at Lu Yumo and began scolding him…