Fu Zhi knew Lu Yumo very well, so she did not press on since he had made up his mind.
Besides, she would go back to the Lu Family to treat Lu Yushen once the pill was done. She was not going to stay at the Chu Residence for too long, so she said, “Alright, take care of yourself then.”
A surge of relief washed over Lu Yumo when he heard what Fu Zhi had said, and it was only then that he understood the exaltation and pride of the children that successfully forced their parents to buy toys for them after throwing a big tantrum in the mall.
He took his suitcase and went straight to the hotel.
However, he did not expect that Fu Zhi’s emotions would come and go in great haste. She had totally forgotten their promise when she woke up the next day.
On the other side of the city, after Zhou Qiong returned to her workstation, she sent a text message to Chu Hao on WeChat: [Please do your best to help Yu’an. Money is not a problem at all. He has suffered far too much, and I know that he deep down still wants to stand up again.]
Zhou Qiong cared deeply for her youngest son, especially since he had been unable to grow up healthy because of the nature of her work.
[You have to understand one thing, Mrs. Zhou. It’s not about money. My ability is limited. Even doctors from other countries don’t know the exact way to cure him, and I could only go with a conservative approach… However, Z God is different. Did you publish the mission on the hacker platform as I told you to? Did you receive any news from Z God?]
Chu Hao had tried his best, but there was a limit to what he could do. Doctors were humans, not gods, but Z God was different.
That person was a miracle.
[Yes, but Z God hasn’t accepted the mission yet.]
[This is to be expected. After all, many people in China want to get in touch with Z God. Z God is protected by the hacker organization, and unless they show themselves willingly, it’s very difficult for you to reach them.]
Zhou Qiong rubbed the spot between her brows and replied, [I will try my best. After all, this is the only chance Yu’an has to stand up again. I don’t want him to get disappointed.]
The following day at 7:30 a.m…
Fu Zhi was their guest, and Chu Hao had his medical apprentices deliver breakfast to the pavilion every morning. Then, she would have her breakfast there.
However, Lu Yu’an had arrived at the Chu Residence. Chu Hao was worried about his condition, and considering the fact that he was just 13 years old, all the medical apprentices that took care of him were 12-year-old boys.
While Fu Zhi was on her way to the pavilion, she bumped into two medical apprentices. Both of them were squatting in the corner, talking to each other.
“Master said that we should take care of him and treat him as a brother, but I don’t want a crippled brother.”
“He also has a long scar on his leg. It’s really ugly, and he cannot stand up.” The other medical apprentice sighed. “My brother can run and jump, but this one doesn’t know anything. All he can do is just sit in his wheelchair and play the same piano song on a loop. When I helped him carry the luggage, he looked really fierce and he didn’t even smile at me. I think he’s different from normal people like us.”
Lu Yu’an, who had just come out of the room, heard their conversation and paused in his tracks.
Fu Zhi was standing behind the two little boys. Her back was facing Lu Yu’an, so he could not see the expression on her face.
The two little boys were startled when they saw Fu Zhi. Then, they shot up from the ground and greeted her. “Ms. Fu.”
They felt ashamed of themselves. Not only had they been talking behind someone’s back, but they had also been caught red-handed by a pretty young lady.
Fu Zhi nodded but did not avert her gaze.
Honestly, these boys were not at fault. Lu Yu’an was bound to a wheelchair, not to mention that he always had a gloomy expression on his face. As a result, it was very hard for the boys to like him.
Before the boys could get away, Fu Zhi thought of something and said, “He is the same as the rest of us. He’s just a little bit under the weather, so he looks unhappy. However, by the time he gets better, he will be able to run and jump happily like Brother Yumo.”
Fu Zhi thought for a while and added, “Besides, he’s good-looking, so it’s understandable that he’s a bit eccentric.”
The two boys were speechless, for they did not know what to say in return.
In the distance, Lu Yu’an touched his knees.
He looked a lot like Lu Yubai, but unlike Lu Yubai, he always had a gloomy expression on his face.
Zhou Qiong had taken him to many doctors out of guilt. He had undergone many surgeries, and there were plenty of metal rods in the bones in his legs.
All the doctors said that his legs were beyond saving and the only way to make him walk again was with amputation and prosthetic legs. However, Fu Zhi had said he was just a little under the weather.
He was stunned for a moment, as if he was a well-behaved, overwhelmed pup.
“Cousin!” he called out to Fu Zhi after a short while.
After realizing that Fu Zhi was a bit different from what he had imagined, he became less annoyed at her.
Lu Yu’an did not intend to have a fallout with Fu Zhi at a moment like this, especially when he noticed that everyone in the Chu Family seemed to respect Fu Zhi a lot.
Although he did not care about his own condition at all or about what the Chu Family thought about him, he was staying with them right now.
He had many ways to get revenge on Fu Zhi, and he was certain that sooner or later, Fu Zhi would reveal her evil side. However, before that happened, he reckoned that he should not act impulsively like he had last night and give people the chance to badmouth him.
If Fu Zhi wanted to maintain her generous and well-behaved image, he would go along with her until she could not keep up the façade and continue lying anymore.
This was the first time Fu Zhi had come across someone younger than her. It was a new feeling for her, so she nodded. “Have you had breakfast?”
Lu Yu’an shook his head. “Nope.”
Fu Zhi pushed his wheelchair to the side of the table. “Well then, you can share my breakfast. Drink half the milk and pour the other half into a new cup for me. I will go get a new set of utensils.”
Lu Yu’an was dumbfounded once again. Everyone had been treating him like a porcelain doll ever since he had become crippled, and this was the first time someone asked him to do something.
He did not know how to explain the feelings that stirred in his heart. After he hesitated for a while, he reached out for the cup of milk and poured half of it into a new cup for Fu Zhi.
Lu Yu’an did not know with what kind of mentality Fu Zhi had sent Lu Chuwan to prison, but in fact, she had always given off a very friendly vibe in front of him.
He thought that even if they were not at the Chu Residence but somewhere else, he would not have been able to insult Fu Zhi anymore, and that was not a very good sign for him.
Fu Zhi soon returned and took a seat beside him.
“I heard from Aunty Zhou that you still have to go to school after you recover. Is that right? Are you going to study abroad, or are you going to transfer to a school in Yu City?”
“I will be studying in Yu City. I’ll go to a private school,” Lu Yu’an replied, pressing his lips firmly as he sipped on the cup of milk that had originally belonged to Fu Zhi. “It’s a school with a combination of elementary, middle, and high school classes that offers a totally immersive experience. I went to this school at a very young age, and the principal used to be a friend of my mother, but I didn’t like going to school.”