Chapter 676 - The Long Road to Chasing His Wife
Chapter 676 The Long Road to Chasing His Wife
It turned out that God had heard his prayers, day and night. After he had sacrificed everything that he had, God had finally been willing to return the light to him.
The drifting soul had returned and was finally tied to his hand.
Shen Zhijing’s heart seemed to stop beating
for a moment.
For a moment, he almost thought that it was a dream.
No, he did not even dare to have such a dream.
However, the warmth coming from the hand that was touching him confirmed to him that it was true.
She was Tangtang.
She was back.
She said, “Dad, aren’t you going to hug your Tangtang?”
Shen Zhijin felt a lump in his throat and finally raised his hand.
His voice was very low and very soft, like a traveler who had walked alone in the desert for too long. His voice was extremely dry and hoarse.
“Tangtang, let Daddy hug you.”
He put his arms around her shoulders and hugged her tightly.
The huge black hole at the bottom of his heart, which had been eroded by the wind and rain for so many years, was finally filled up at this moment.
The sound of the wind stopped, and his soul was at peace.
Ning Li pressed her forehead against his chest and closed her eyes.
It turned out that he had missed her.
It turned out that the one minute of silence on the stage on the day of his lecture had been for her.
It turned out that not only the wound on his arm, but the old scar on his wrist had also been for her.
The tip of her nose was sore and her eyes were burning
Countless memories flashed through her mind, and her shoulders trembled slightly.
A tear gushed out and fell onto Shen Zhijin’s chest, soaking through a small section of his clothes.
Through his winter clothes, Shen Zhijin could not feel this tear.
However, for some reason, the moment she had cried, he had known.
She was crying
His entire body froze, and a hint of panic and helplessness appeared in his eyes.
He moved his hand and finally raised it. Finally, after hesitating for a moment, he gently touched her back and clumsily patted it repeatedly.
“Tangtang, don’t cry.”
He spoke softly, reciting the things he had never had the chance to say in the past few years.
He had bought many gifts for her. Other people’s daughters had them, so he had wanted her to have them too.
He could not have possibly known her preferences or her interests. He did not know if she liked these things. However, if he prepared more, there should be something there that she would treasure.
However, because he had been absent for eighteen years, even the most basic act of coaxing was extremely awkward.
Ning Li leaned against his chest for a long time. The many emotions that surged in her heart seemed to gradually calm down as he comforted her.
It was a subtle and indescribable feeling.
When she was in pain, he would be in pain as well.
So that was how it was.
So that was how it was to have a parental bond, to have the love and longing of a parent.
So that was how it was to regain what was lost. There was no better expectation than this.
She nuzzled her face against his chest before withdrawing herself.
She lowered her eyes slightly. It was not clear whether she was looking at his arm or his wrist.
After a moment, she asked softly, “Dad, does the wound still hurt?”
Shen Zhijin’s eyelashes trembled slightly.
Everyone knew that in order to save her, he had gotten a cut on his arm.
At this moment, they also thought that she was asking about that particular wound.
However, during this period of time, she had constantly been by his side and was the clearest about the progress of his recovery.
The wound had already scabbed over and no longer hurt.
Yet, she had still asked this question.
He knew what she was actually asking.
After a moment, he shook his head and smiled. A faint smile appeared on his handsome and elegant face.
“It doesn’t hurt anymore.”
It doesn’t hurt anymore.
When the members of the Gu family saw this scene, their expressions were also complicated.
How could they not have understood that what had happened back then had not been Shen Zhijin’s fault?
However, after losing Yinyin and Tangtang, they had been overcome with grief and everyone had been wrapped up in their pain.
They had blamed Shen Zhijin for not taking good care of mother and daughter, while they blamed themselves as well.
They had thought that the chasm had been drawn and that they would be cut off from each other forever.
However… Tangtang was still alive.
She was back.
After experiencing countless torments and hardships, she had finally returned.
Lu Huaiyu stood to the side and observed quietly.
It had only been a day since yesterday, but his little girl’s world had undergone such a drastic change.
He looked at her with deep eyes. He saw her surrounded by the Gu family and leaning into Shen Zhijin’s arms.
He had seen her at a loss, he had seen her speechless and shocked, and he had finally seen her cry.
However, in the end, the truth had come out.
He heaved a sigh of relief. That dull pain in his chest also seemed to have finally dissipated, and his brows and eyes suffused with a smile.
From this moment on, there would be many, many people who would love her.
The phone rang, and he took it out to take a look. Cheng Xiyue was calling.
He answered the call.
“Hmm, go ahead.”
Cheng Xiyue said something over on the other end. Lu Huaiyu looked over at everyone and pondered for a moment.
“At the earliest, this afternoon. At the latest, tomorrow. Just send someone to keep an eye on them first.”
Hearing this, Old Master Gu and the others realized something and glanced at him.
Lu Huaiyu thanked Cheng Xiyue first before hanging up the phone.
Meeting everyone’s gazes, he said, “Everything on Lincheng’s end has already been arranged. Ning Haizhou is in the hospital and prison guards have been assigned to guard him alone. Su Yuan and Ye Cheng have also arrived there and are currently staying at the Cheng family’s hotel.”
He looked at his watch.
“We can set off at any time.”
Ever since he had received Ning Li’s call yesterday, Lu Huaiyu had already started making arrangements.
Although the Gu family was the number one family in Hong Kong City, it was not convenient for them to do things in Lincheng.
Besides, he, Shen Zhijin, and others were still in the Capital.
He had sent his own people to take action while he had asked Cheng Xiyue to set off from Yunzhou to Lincheng. The situation had basically been stabilized now, and they were only waiting for this side to pass.
Old Master Gu looked at him with slightly narrowed eyes.
One had to admit that Lu Huaiyu was indeed an outstanding man. Although he was young, his style of doing things was straightforward and decisive to the extreme.
Even someone as picky as him had to admit this point.
Old Master Gu said in a low voice, “This favor, the Gu family will remember it.”
Lu Huaiyu paused for a moment, the corners of his thin lips slightly raised.
“It’s my duty.”
Old Master Gu stared at him.
Gu Tingfeng frowned.
Gu Tingchuan’s expression was cold.
Gu Tingyun laughed.
Gu Tinglan raised his eyebrows and said gently, “Father, Second Master Lu is my friend. It’s indeed appropriate for him to help with this favor. Don’t worry, I’ll return this favor personally later.”
The fifth master of the Gu family had always been a gentleman. He knew the right things to say and do to put others at ease.
It was the same at this moment. Only the words “my friend” were uttered with a hint of the gnashing of teeth.
The scene fell silent for a moment.
Gu Siyang silently took a step back. It was so f*cking cold! Lu Huaiyu heard this, but he did not seem to notice it at all.
He tilted his head slightly and his gaze fell on Ning Li. He smiled slightly.
“Naturally, Ah Li’s business is my business. There’s no need for any returning of favors.”
Hearing this, Shen Zhijin finally looked up.
Lu Huaiyu asked, “Teacher Shen, when do you think is the right time to go?”
In this matter, of course, it was best for Shen Zhijin to decide.
Shen Zhijin looked at him, but did not immediately answer the question. Instead, he asked a rhetorical question, “When is… the right time?”
He paused and then looked at Ning Li. His expression was calm as he spoke with a flat tone of voice.
“You were already with him before you went to Xijing University?”