Lu Zhiwen opened his mouth several times, but no words came out. He had thought Mrs. Xu was already dead, but she was now standing right in front of him.
“Mrs… Mrs. Xu.”
None of them had expected this turn of events, and the police officers were stunned.
“So are we done now?” Fu Zhi said, her voice calm. “Dad, I’ll let you take care of the situation here. I have to go now.”
After saying that, she bobbed in greeting at Mrs. Xu and went downstairs.
When she walked past Lu Zhiwen, she did not even spare him a single glance.
She looked extremely arrogant, and it was only then that Lu Zhiwen understood why his daughter was so hellbent on getting rid of her.
Xu Cheng asked the group of policemen to leave.
Following Lu Jingqing, Lu Zhiwen tried to reason with him. “I just feel that Wanwan doesn’t deserve to be treated like that. Fu Zhi is, after all, an outsider. Not only did you not help Wanwan, but you even allowed your daughter to put her into a reformatory? I’m truly disappointed in you and I regret saving your life that time.”
Lu Jingqing had been naughty as a kid. He had fallen into a river once, and if Lu Zhiwen had not jumped into the river to save him, he would not have been standing here right now.
Therefore, Lu Jingqing owed him a lot and chose to shut his eyes to the things his brother did behind his back.
Right now, Lu Jingqing once again gave all the evidence in the car to Lu Zhiwen.
Lu Zhiwen was both relieved and resentful that Lu Jingqing knew everything yet had still chosen to watch him fool around like a clown.
Before he could say anything, Lu Jingqing said, “Brother, there will be no next time.”
Lu Zhiwen cursed Lu Jingqing inwardly, but he still flashed his brother a smile. After he said something to Lu Jingqing, he left with a grim expression across his face.
‘It won’t end like this. Just you wait!’
Lu Jingqing knew Lu Zhiwen had a highly suspicious character. He was certain that after he gave his brother the evidence, he would tell their mother that he was blackmailing him into giving up the Lu Corporation.
Therefore, after Lu Jingqing got in his car, he called his business partner and said, “Lu Zhiwen has been very busy pleasing my mother recently. You hurry up and seize this chance to cut off all business transactions with the Lu Corporation. After Yumo and Zhizhi finish their entrance examination, I will cut all ties with the Lu Family!”
By the time Fu Zhi and Shen Cizhou got to Chu He, the man in his mid-forties was packing up his stuff and heading toward the airport.
He had just received a message from Lu Zhiwen saying that Mrs. Xu had recovered.
Chu He was considered the most respected elder in the Chu Family. He was a well-seasoned traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, yet despite his experience, he did not know what was going on with Mrs. Xu. He had not imagined that an unknown young girl like Fu Zhi could save her!
Well, he did not really care if Lu Zhiwen accused him of being incompetent, but if Lu Jingqing chose to expose everything and Chu Hao found out that not only had he not followed the code of conduct but he’d also tried to harm the innocent, there was a good chance that he would be expelled from the Chu Family, which was something he did not want to happen!
He grabbed his luggage, but just as Chu He got out of his hotel, he was knocked out cold by someone.
By the time he came back to his senses, he found himself in a dark alley. His hand and legs were tied, and his head was spinning from the blow.
He was always on a high horse, but everyone in the Chu Family respected him due to his extraordinary healing skills. He had never been treated like this before!
“How dare you scumbags do this kind of thing in broad daylight!” Chu He growled as he wriggled himself out of the gunny sack. Then, with the help of the light from the other end of the alley, he saw Fu Zhi, who was standing not far away from him. “Well, well, well, look who’s here. The glorious Ms. Fu Zhi of Yu City. How dare you humiliate me like this, I—”
Fu Zhi did not say anything. She withdrew a dagger from Shen Cizhou’s waist and stabbed it into the wall beside Chu He. As she was holding the handle, Fu Zhi’s expressionless face was reflected in the dagger.
Chu He quickly swallowed the second half of his sentence and said, “Please feel free to humiliate me to your heart’s content!!!”
In any case, the most important thing right now was staying alive. After all, only by staying alive could he get revenge one day.
There was a thin layer of mist hanging in the air, and the atmosphere was damp.
Fu Zhi drew the dagger from the wall and pressed it against Chu He’s neck.
Chu He was on the verge of collapsing.
Fu Zhi then took off her facial mask. Her jaw was tightly set, and there was a hint of ruthlessness flowing at the back of her eyes. Then, she opened her mouth and said in an indifferent manner, “Elder Chu He?”
Chu He shook his head in fear as he replied, “Yes! Yes!”
“I heard that we can directly participate in the final round of the Chu Family’s entrance examination if we have a letter of recommendation from an elder?”
‘So she wants to participate in the examination?’
Chu He heaved a sigh of relief after he heard what Fu Zhi had said. “As long as you let me go, I will write you a letter of recommendation!”
Then, as if he was afraid that this was not enough, he added, “I can take you in as my disciple too! That way, you will be respected by the other disciples of the Chu Family!”
Shen Cizhou, who was standing aside, chuckled.
Z God, who had become famous nationwide at the age of twelve, was a genius that many families and clans were trying to curry favor with, and Chu He wanted to have Fu Zhi as a disciple now?
“Write me a letter of recommendation now,” Fu Zhi said as she fished out a pen and a piece of paper from Chu He’s back.
“Alright, alright. I’ll do everything you said!” Chu He quickly lowered his head and began writing the letter. The moment he lowered his head, the ingratiating smile was gone from his face and was replaced by a gloomy expression. His eyes swiveled in their sockets as he was planning how to get back at Fu Zhi once she entered the Chu Family.
Fu Zhi threw the letter into her bag.
Chu He assumed his usual ingratiating smile again and asked, “So, can I leave now?”
Fu Zhi chuckled as if she had heard the funniest joke in the world. Then, she stretched her arm forward and gripped Chu He’s lower jaw, forcing him to open his mouth before popping something into his throat.
It tasted familiar, and Chu He had a bad feeling about it. However, before he could do anything, the pill had already slid down his throat and into his stomach.
“Ugh…” He opened his mouth and gagged.
He was certain that whatever Fu Zhi had put in his mouth was not something good. He tried his best to spit it out, but to no avail. Enraged, he turned to Fu Zhi and snarled, “What the hell did you put in my mouth?!”
“The medicine you gave Mrs. Xu, along with a little ingredient of my own. Don’t you worry, I will give you the antidote after I come back safely from the Chu Family.”
Fu Zhi did not go to school after getting the recommendation letter.
The atmosphere in the Lu Mansion had been dense ever since Lu Yushen’s condition had gotten worse. Even Gu Yan had not gone to school today to stay at home and take care of Lu Yushen.
After Fu Zhi got home, she went upstairs to prepare for the Chu Family’s entrance examination.
When she passed by Gu Yan’s room, the wind blew open the door and she heard the sound of muffled sobs.
Gu Yan was talking to someone via video call. “All of them know I came back for my boyfriend, and they are now laughing at me. They’re saying that I couldn’t even get my boyfriend back from the hands of an adopted daughter. If I go back alone, will I have to lie to them and say that I dumped Lu Yushen?”
Fu Zhi stopped in her tracks.
On the other side of the video, Mrs. Gu sighed and comforted her. “You can’t control other people’s mouths. Yanyan, you only have to do your best and leave the rest to God. You shouldn’t just care about your reputation.”
“Since when do I only care about my reputation, huh? Do you want me to tell them that even a mute boy doesn’t like me? I’ve sacrificed so much for him, yet see what he did to me?” Gu Yan’s voice was on the verge of breaking. She paused for a while before adding, “Why can’t you step in my shoes, mom? Do you have any idea how many people are waiting to laugh at me when they find out that he treats that girl better than me? Do you want me to tell my friends that he likes a country bumpkin and loves to think of ways to commit incest without shame?”
Gu Yan had been feeling unhappy since the first day she had come to the Lu Mansion.
She had resented and antagonized Fu Zhi right from the start.