Chapter 50 - You Didn’t Make The Call?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Ning Li was surprised.
Ye Ci’s eyes sparkled in excitement. “Is it Mother? Is she here?”
The chief looked at Ye Ci and waved his hand. “It’s not for you. Just sit down and wait.”
Ye Ci was baffled. The only family member Ning Li had was her only mother, but it seemed like the ‘family member’ was not Su Yuan.
Ning Li walked to the exit.
The chief looked at the officer who was in charge of the questioning before he glanced at Ning Li with a nervous look. “How are you feeling? Did the officer give you a hard time?”
The officer noticed something was not right, so he quickly said, “No, sir, I only asked her a few questions!”
The officer started to look at Ning Li differently. The girl must be someone important for the station chief to have come down here himself.
Ning Li had a hunch who it might be. She followed the chief to the exit, but before she walked out, she pointed at Wei Songze and asked, “Can my friend come along?”
Wei Songze had a complicated family background, thus he would never call his family to bail him out.
The chief nodded. “Sure, bring him along.”
Meng Jiang and his boys got riled up when Ning Li left. They wanted to be bailed too.
The officer frowned and bellowed, “Hey, you guys! What do you think you are doing? Sit down and shut up!”
With a scoff, he thought to himself, ‘These boys have no idea who they’ve crossed.’
No matter how fierce Meng Jiang and his boys were, they dared not cause trouble in the station, so they did as told.
Meng Jiang menacingly licked his lips and looked at Ye Ci. “Hey, what’s the matter? Your family bailed Ning Li out and left you in here?”
The moment Ning Li emerged from the lobby, she saw a familiar figure.
The man stood there casually, one of his hands in his pocket while his black hair looked a little messy.
He turned around when he heard the commotion behind him.
Ning Li locked eyes with the man. She stared right into his deep and affectionate eyes.
Wei Songze whispered behind Ning Li, “Sister Li, is he someone from your family? Why haven’t you spoken about him before?”
The word sounded odd to Ning Li’s ears, and for some reason, she felt an itch in her ears. She answered softly, “No, he isn’t.”
Lu Huaiyu raised his brows.
Confused, Wei Songze asked, “No? Then why is he here at this hour just to bail you out?”
Ning Li was speechless.
The chief went up to Lu Huaiyu attentively. “Second Master Lu, sorry for waiting.”
When the chief got the call from Lu Huaiyu, he was so scared that he started to question his life. Who could the girl be if someone this important was asking for her himself?
After the chief found out that one of his officers had brought the girl back, he almost had a heart attack. He was afraid that his officers would handle this poorly and offend the man before his eyes.
Lu Huaiyu smiled. “Sorry for your trouble, Chief Shao. Please forgive her. She’s still young and gets into trouble easily.”
“Second Master Lu, you are too kind. It’s no trouble at all! The boys started this first. Ning Li simply protected herself, so it was purely self-defense. Besides, this is my job.” The chief looked at Ning Li when he spoke to Lu Huaiyu. He had never heard of the Lu family having a daughter.
Ning Li walked closer. “Second brother, why are you here?”
Lu Huaiyu sized her up carefully. He did not answer the question. Instead, he asked her, “Are you hurt?”
She shook her head. “I’m fine.”
Lu Huaiyu slightly sighed a breath of relief. He then looked at Chief Shao. “They are all third-year high-schoolers, so it’s better to handle this quietly. What do you think, Chief Shao?”
Chief Shao was surprised.
Based on what he knew about Second Master Lu, this should not be happening. Someone close to him was bullied, yet he did not want to hold the person responsible? Instead, he wanted to silence the matter?
“Yes, I think so myself. Special situations require special measures. In short, only Meng Jiang got hurt, and judging from his attitude, he wasn’t hurt badly.” Chief Shao could tell that the boy was fine based on his earlier reaction and temper.
The school should be informed of the incident, but since Lu Huaiyu said that he wanted to settle things quietly, the school would not have to know about this.
Lu Huaiyu nodded. “Great. However, there’s one more thing—Meng Jiang and his boys committed attempted harassment of a minor which is something serious and despicable. I think they should be punished accordingly.
Chief Shao was confused.
The man had just said he wanted to settle this quietly, but in the blink of an eye, he wanted to hold Meng Jiang and his boys responsible.
It seemed like Lu Huaiyu only wanted to settle Ning Li’s actions quietly.
A slight hesitation later, Chief Shao said, “Second Master Lu, you are right but…Ning Li isn’t physically hurt, and there’s no surveillance in that alley. There’s not enough evidence, so I think it would be difficult to—”
Lu Huaiyu took his phone out. “Recording. I have the recording, which I believe can be used as evidence, right? Based on what I know, Meng Jiang and his boys are already grown-ups, so they can be held responsible.”
Chief Shao’s heart skipped a beat.
Lu Huaiyu had come prepared.
Meng Jiang was a regular in the station, but he was a cunning person and barely left evidence after he committed any kind of illegal acts. He was able to always get off the hook with a warning.
Unfortunately, he ran into Lu Huaiyu this time, so…
Chief Shao nodded. “Don’t worry, Second Master Lu. We will handle this with the utmost attention.”
It was already 10:00 p.m. after they came out of the station.
Lu Huaiyu stood beside the road like a monolith.
Wei Songze had yet to respond to the situation. He turned around and stared at the police station’s entrance for quite a while. It was not his first time in the station, but it was his first time walking out of the station so easily and being treated like a respected guest.
Second Master Lu was something else!
He could not hold back his curiosity, so he asked, “Sister Li, why didn’t you tell me you know someone so influential? He’s awesome!”
Ning Li looked at Lu Huaiyu for a second. For some reason, she felt embarrassed and awkward. She never would have thought that Lu Huaiyu would bail her out like this.
“Second brother, thank you for going to all the trouble today.”
When Lu Huaiyu looked at her, Ning Li felt a sense of guilt and instinctively looked away.
“Since when did you know how to fight?” Lu Huaiyu asked softly. He had heard what happened through the phone, and he was certain that it was not Ning Li’s first time being in a fight.
Ning Li tightened her lips. Fighting was not new to her, but when Lu Huaiyu questioned her, she felt like she had done something wrong.
Wei Songze could not help but join the conversation. “Come on, it’s fighting. We all learn how to fight by just getting down and dirty along the way, don’t we? Second Brother Lu, you don’t have to worry, Sister Li is very strong. Meng Jiang and her boys don’t even stand a chance—”
Ning Li glared at him fiercely. ‘Can you just keep your mouth shut?!’
Wei Songze nervously covered his mouth. ‘Oh, I can’t say that?’
Lu Huaiyu softly grunted. “Is that so?”
Ning Li felt a burning gaze sizing her up. She opened her mouth and wanted to explain, but Lu Huaiyu spoke first.
She widened her eyes.
Lu Huaiyu looked at her and flicked her forehead softly. He smiled and said, “It’s better to beat people up than get beaten up, am I right? Though you can beat the bully faster the next time, then you won’t have to listen to those filthy insults.”
Ning Li’s heart skipped a beat, but she quickly realized something. “Second brother, how did you know—”
Lu Huaiyu looked at her. “You called me. Of course, I know what happened.”
Ning Li reached into her pocket and took her phone out. She realized a call had been made to Lu Huaiyu during the fight.
She must have accidentally dialled his number.
Lu Huaiyu slightly squinted his eyes. The atmosphere around him suddenly got colder. He grinned and leaned forward slightly. He asked with a lazy but somewhat dangerous voice, “Didn’t you make the call?”