Xu Xizhou was lying face down on the cold concrete floor. When he desperately wondered if he would be killed alive by the crazy Zhang Yan, an old and hoarse voice came from behind him.
“Youngsters, it’s not good for so many of you to bully one person.”
Zhang Yan waved his hand, causing the people hitting Xu Xizhou to stop. Seeing that the person who came was an old man with gray hair and a neat suit, he thought that someone from the Lu family was coming, and he couldn’t help feeling a little guilty.
“Who are you?”
“A passing by well-intentioned person.”
He was relieved to know that this old man was not someone sent by the Lu family. Zhang Yan laughed, “Why is an old man like you meddling with other people’s matters? Be careful that I will also hit you!”
“Indeed, I can’t handle this by myself, but we are now in a society ruled by law,” The old man took out his mobile phone with a gentle expression, “So I just called the police and took a video as evidence.”
Where did this wretched old man come from!
Zhang Yan cursed in a low voice, and hurriedly returned to his sports car. As soon as he started the car, the shrill siren sounded abruptly, and two flashing police lights soon appeared in his field of vision.
Fucking shit! Zhang Yan punched the steering wheel.
Half an hour later, Dongcheng Police Station.
Xu Xizhou sat on a chair in the corridor, took an ice pack handed over by a policewoman, and thanked her.
He pressed the ice pack to the bruise on his cheek and glanced at the interrogation room at the end.
Was it an illusion? He seemed to have seen the kind old man who saved him, but no matter how hard he tried to recall, nothing came to his mind.
The sound of hurried footsteps suddenly sounded in the empty corridor. When Xu Xizhou raised his face, he was met with the man’s eyes full of anger and disappointment.
“Look at you, you have only left the Lu family for a few days, and you have degenerated to this extent!”
Lu Feng was woken up by a phone call from the police station in the middle of the night. He learned that Xu Xizhou had entered the police station because of a fight with someone. He was so angry when he heard that. The vein in his temple was about to burst when he saw the bruise on the boy’s cheeks.
Fortunately, he kept his mind and didn’t wake Xu Mei, otherwise, her body would not be able to bear this scene.
“Running away from home, fighting and making trouble, what are you going to do next? Do you have the slightest bearing of the Lu family?!”
Xu Xizhou clenched the ice pack in his hand, and his whole body was aching, but he didn’t seem to realize it. The only clear thing was the dull, numb pain that came from the depths of his heart.
Looking straight at Lu Feng with his black eyes, Xu Xizhou smiled self-deprecatingly, “Have you forgotten, I am not a member of the Lu family.”
Lu Feng was choked for a moment, and the veins on his forehead twitched. Xu Xizhou’s indifference and alienation stabbed him. He has always been a straightforward person so when he was provoked by Xu Xizhou, he immediately said indifferently, “Okay, you’re not a member of the Lu family, this is what you said! I will never care about you again in the future. You are on your own!”
The menacing figure walked away, and the corridor returned to silence.
“You can completely explain it to him.” A voice suddenly sounded behind him.
Only then did Xu Xizhou realize that the old gentleman who had called the police for him was standing a few steps away, and he didn’t know how long he had been watching.
He put down the ice pack and quickly got up to thank the old man.
“Child, you have a lot of injuries, don’t you? Do you want me to take you to the hospital? The police station has dealt with all the matters here, you just need to pay some fines, after all, they insulted you first.”
“No need, sir. I only have minor injuries, I can just find a clinic by myself.”
Xu Xizhou completed the remaining formalities, paid the fine, ignored Zhang Yan’s provocation in the hall, and walked out of the door alone.
It was late and his face was horrible to look at. If he went back to the apartment, it would definitely affect Yuan Mu and the others to rest. Not to mention, his battered face would scare them, so he’d better just find a hotel to stay for one night.
The rain was still falling, and the biting cold wind blew across his cheeks. Xu Xizhou dragged his heavy footsteps under the dimly lit street lamps. His head was dizzy, and there was a smell of blood in his mouth. He touched his lower lip only to find that the corner of his mouth was bleeding.
As he got no tissue, he just wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth with his sleeve. As he walked, he noticed that a car seemed to be following him from behind.
He stopped and the car also stopped. The car window fell, and the old gentleman’s kind face appeared in his field of vision.
“Mr. Xu, in fact, it was not me who helped you just now, but our young master. Our young master wants to talk to you about something, can I ask you to get in the car?”
Xu Xizhou’s heavy head cleared up a little. He looked at the old man’s face and suddenly remembered something.
Wasn’t this person the Zhuang family’s housekeeper? He drove the car when Zhuang Jingchun came to find him in his previous life! That was to say, the person sitting in the car was Zhuang Jingchun?
Xu Xizhou subconsciously looked into the car window, but only the shadow of the tree and his somewhat dazed face was reflected in the black car window.
He has nothing left, why did Zhuang Jingchun still come to him?
The housekeeper parked the car on the side of the road, propped up a black umbrella and got out of the car, and thoughtfully opened the back seat door for Xu Xizhou.
Xu Xizhou’s mind was in a mess, so Zhuang Jingchun had come a long time ago, and he was watching Xu Xizhou get beaten from the side. This guy was really fucking cruel, he was beaten to death before the housekeeper came forward to stop them.
After grinding his teeth, Xu Xizhou got into the car. As soon as he turned his head, he met a pair of scrutinizing and critical green eyes.
Zhuang Jingchun was dressed in a black suit coat, and the light-colored shirt was buttoned meticulously. The whole person was like the rain on this winter night, showing a hint of coolness.
“I don’t know what can I do for Young Master Zhuang?” There was a wave of obscure anger in Xu Xizhou’s heart, and his tone was not very good.
“Shouldn’t you thank your benefactor first?” Zhuang Jingchun’s tone was flat.
“I’m afraid I won’t be able to repay Young Master Zhuang’s great kindness.” Xu Xizhou said through gritted teeth.
“There’s always an opportunity for you to repay this favor.”
The man lowered his head and pulled out a document from the bag on the back of the seat, and handed it to Xu Xizhou, “Now, here’s the chance.”
Xu Xizhou narrowed his eyes slightly, his eyes fell on the cover of the folder, and he unsurprisingly saw the four characters of the marriage contract协婚合约. He grinned.
“Young Master Zhuang and I met on the field half a year ago. Could it be that Master Zhuang fell in love with me at first sight, and wanted to play the dog-blood drama of love after marriage?”
He deliberately said these words just to disgust the man, but he didn’t expect the other party to raise his eyebrows, showing some interest.
“Do you think … your current appearance can arouse my interest?”
There was a trace of embarrassment in Xu Xizhou’s eyes, he turned to pull the door, and the cold voice sounded again.
“Open it first and see what’s written inside. It’s not too late to curse me afterward.”
Xu Xizhou pursed his lips, sat back in his seat unwillingly, and opened the marriage contract in his hand. When Zhuang Jingchun shoved this thing over in his previous life, he subconsciously felt that the other party was insulting him, and he tore it in half without even looking at it. Now that he looked at it line by line, he was getting more and more surprised.
“It’s a mutually beneficial exchange where I need a partner and you need a chance to return to the F2 track. Zhuang family has cooperated with many sports car manufacturers in Europe. I believe it is not difficult to win a seat for you.”
Xu Xizhou sniffed, his cheeks a little red from the heat in the car.
Could something this good fall into his lap?
“Master Zhuang, you may not be very clear about it, but I have nothing to do with the Lu family now. I have no father and mother and am just an orphan. Are you sure you want me to agree to this marriage?”
Zhuang Jingchun frowned, “You mean… I have to help you find your biological parents?”
This person completely misunderstood his words, and Xu Xizhou was a little dumbfounded.
“That’s not what I meant, forget it.”
He carefully read the contract again. The agreement period was one year, he was just a partner in name only, and they would not even live together.
“This contract has been notarized and has legal effect. You can rest assured.”
Xu Xizhou was actually not worried that Zhuang Jingchun will fool him at all. He has nothing currently, and his life can’t get any worse. What would he have to fear?
“I can sign, but I have a small condition.”
He suddenly thought of something, the corner of his mouth hooked up, and a sly light flashed across his eyes.
The author has something to say:
Everyone is welcome to guess what the condition is. It is usually updated around nine o’clock in the evening.
Rilise has something to say:
Err … no, I don’t have any release schedule.
zjc is kind of cute ngl
Thanks for the chapter <3
Awkwardly cute, yes 🤣🤣
Thanks for reading~