Chapter 682 - Traces
Chapter 682 Traces
She looked at Gu Tinglan.
However, before she could ask him, an angry shout came from the side.
“Let me go home! I don’t want to stay here!”
Ning Li looked up slightly.
It was Ye Cheng’s voice.
Both he and Su Yuan had been brought here this morning.
Su Yuan had been in a daze ever since she had found out the truth in Ning Haizhou’s ward.
Now that Ning Haizhou had been sent to the emergency room, she had been left alone in the corridor while still in a daze.
Hearing this, Su Yuan finally came back to her senses and hurried back.
Ye Cheng heard her voice and looked over immediately.
The door was open, and there were bodyguards guarding the door. He was trapped here with no idea as to what was happening outside.
“Mom! Why are they keeping us here?”
Ye Cheng’s heart was filled with fear and anger.
Since yesterday, everything seemed to have gone out of control.
As time went by, his patience had been wearing thin. All he wanted was to get home as soon as possible and not stay in this lousy hospital!
Su Yuan’s heart skipped a beat when she heard him shouting. “Lil Cheng! Keep your voice down!”
She knew very well now that these people were not people they could afford to provoke.
If Ye Cheng made a scene like this… What if he angered them?
Ye Cheng did not know that her attitude had already changed so quickly. He quickly took a step forward and took a glance at the corridor.
When he looked, he was shocked to find that so many people were here.
He did not recognize most of them, but he spotted Ning Li.
Ye Cheng was annoyed.
“Mom! Was it her?! Was she the one who caused us to be like this?!”
Su Yuan’s eyelids twitched.
“Lil Cheng! What nonsense are you spouting?!”
Ning Li was not her daughter. Apart from the fact that she no longer had the right to ask for Ning Li’s help, it was already good enough that she had not been implicated in Ning Haizhou’s mistakes!
Ye Cheng, on the other hand, was not one to listen to advice. Seeing that Su Yuan seemed to have been crying, he instantly became more certain of his guess.
“Mom, she’s already treating us this way. Why are you still defending her? I’ve already said that she–“
Before he could finish his sentence, he was suddenly interrupted by a voice.
“Could you lower your voice?”
Ye Cheng was stunned. Only then did he realize that the person who had spoken was a boy who looked about his age.
Next to him stood another boy who looked exactly like him.
Judging by the way they dressed, it was obvious that they came from a good family.
They were obviously of the same age, but just by standing here, they were obviously of a much higher status than Ye Cheng.
An eleven or twelve-year-old boy was already at an age that understood this comparison.
Ye Cheng choked for a moment, and an inexplicable inferiority complex rose in his heart.
Gu Sicheng said seriously, “Didn’t your family teach you not to make a loud noise in public?” If Su Yuan had said that, Ye Cheng would not have felt anything.
However, coming from someone his age, he immediately felt deeply embarrassed.
“Who are you? Mind your own business!”
Gu Siqi shrugged.
“It was your fault in the first place. You scolded our cousin but you won’t let us talk about it?”
“What cousin?” Ye Cheng frowned and glanced at Ning Li. “She’s my mother’s daughter. So what if I say a few words? What does it have to do with outsiders like you–“
“It seems that not only did your family not properly teach you the rules, your brain isn’t very good either.”
Gu Siqi snorted.
“Hasn’t your mother told you that Sister Ah Li is a member of the Gu family and has nothing to do with you?”
Ye Cheng was completely baffled.
Gu Sicheng frowned.
“So, you must’ve only just found out. You didn’t even call her ‘Sister’ before, yet you’re still yelling at her?”
When it came to Ning Li, Ye Cheng had all sorts of titles for her. However, it was true that he had never called her ‘Big Sister before.
“That’s good.” Gu Sicheng’s expression relaxed and he smiled happily. “I don’t want my cousin’s ears to be sullied.”
His words sounded relaxed, but Ye Cheng could hear the great humiliation in them!
His face quickly turned red and he was furious. “You!”
Su Yuan quickly came over and held him back.
“Lil Cheng! Stop talking!”
Lu Huaiyu walked over from the other end of the corridor. He glanced over and stood in front of Old Master Gu.
“Old Master Gu, Ning Haizhou’s condition isn’t good. He probably won’t be able to wake up today. Why don’t you and Old Madam Gu go back and rest?”
With so many people around, it would not take long to find out whether Ning Haizhou had anything to do with the fire or whether he knew any inside information or clues.
The main thing was the health of the two elders.
Old Madam Gu shook her head lightly.
She looked at Ning Li, who was sitting to the side.
“Ah Li, let’s go back to the place where you used to live and take a look, okay?”
Ning Li was stunned. She met Old Madam Gu’s gaze and finally nodded.
She stood up but did not look back at Su Yuan and Ye Cheng
After leaving the hospital, several cars drove in a certain direction.
Forty minutes later, the cars stopped in front of a dilapidated and crowded tube-shaped building
Ning Li got out of the car first before helping Old Madam Gu.
There was no one in the alley at the moment.
The roads were bumpy and the walls of the building were mottled. Many of the windows of the houses were rusted and there were piles of garbage at the corner of the street.
Old Madam Gu held Ning Li’s hand tightly.
Old Master Gu’s face was extremely gloomy.
Shen Zhijin followed behind and observed silently.
This was the place in the photo which had shown where she had grown up.
Ning Li led the way in front.
The group followed her into one of the buildings.
The stairs were narrow and the light was dim.
When they reached the third floor, Ning Li took her keys out and opened the door.
“The house is relatively small, and all my things have been moved away. There’s nothing left here. Grandpa and Grandma, you can take a look around.”
As she spoke, she welcomed them in.
Old Madam Gu’s eyes reddened, but she still held back her tears and asked gently, “Which room did Ah Li live in?”
Ning Li raised her hand and pointed.
“The one on the right.”
Old Madam Gu and Old Master Gu went that way.
Ning Li suddenly thought of something. She turned around to take a look, but she saw that Shen Zhijin had not come in yet.
She walked over curiously.
“Dad, why didn’t you come in–“
She did not finish her sentence.
Shen Zhijin was silent as he looked at the door.
Even though it had been repaired, if one looked closely, one could still see the various marks where it had been smashed.