Transmigrated into the Cannon Fodder’s Daughter - Chapter 29.2
She wanted to cry. Her son was in trouble, and yet there was nothing she could do about it.
When she cried, it wasn’t the bawling kind of crying. Instead, she cried silent tears. She hadn’t come home yet, so in front of the cast and crew, her silent tears looked beautiful.
Zhan Jiayin didn’t know how she got home.
Footsteps approached her, but before she could lift her head, she was enveloped in a hug that smelled like rotten eggs. The warmth of the embrace was familiar and reassured her.
The sadness in Zhan Jiayin’s heart lessened. Wait, a rotten egg smell?
She lifted her head to see Li Nanjue, who was just as handsome as he always was, holding her in his arms. But the stench of rotten eggs enveloping her body made her want to push him away and pinch her nose.
Li Nanjue didn’t even realize how he smelled. Rotten eggs had been hurled at him by angry stockmen. Nanjue changed his clothes, but the smell still lingered. When he came home and saw Jiayin crying pitifully, he knew she knew what had happened online.
In his heart, Li Nanjue knew he couldn’t have kept Li Qianxing’s disappearance a secret forever. Initially, he thought he could rescue Li Qianxing within a short period of time, but the reality was harsher than expected. Although he had an endless supply of money, he was powerless.
What made him even more uneasy was that the photo was released. Did that mean Qianxing was going to be locked up forever?
Currently, he and Zhan Jiayin were enduring the same struggle. He forgot about the previous conflicts and went forward to hug her.
Zhan Jiayin’s red eyes stared up at him. “When did it happen?”
“A while ago,” Li Nanjue answered.
The dots connected in Zhan Jiayin’s head. “These past few days, you were leaving early and coming home late because of Qianxing.”
Li Nanjue slowly nodded his head.
“Then why didn’t you tell me? Why did you let me misunderstand?” All this time, Jiayin had thought Nanjue was having an affair with another woman, so she was angry with him. Jiayin regretted her distrustfulness. Nanjue loved her so much that he even gave up the seemingly perfect Xu Manqin for her. Jiayin should have been more confident in herself.
“I didn’t want you to worry,” Li Nanjue said.
Zhan Jiayin felt a familiar sweetness swell in her heart.
Because of Li Qianxing, the quarreling couple rekindled their passionate love. Zhan Jiayin already finished filming and was now staying at home and cooking. She couldn’t help Nanjue too much and could only be the trophy woman that clung on his arm.
If it were any other day, Qu Lian would’ve taken action after seeing that Zhan Jiayin had regained her son’s affection. But right now, she wasn’t in the mood.
Because the Li family had yet to clear Li Qianxing’s situation, their stocks were falling, and they were losing assets. They were losing money! With each passing second, Qu Lian was losing money.
It wasn’t that the Li family didn’t want to clarify things. They couldn’t in fear of making the situation worse than it already was. If they said Qianxing was fine and studying abroad, things would turn ugly once an official police report came out. So they had to keep quiet. The shareholders of the company were going to have their phones ringing constantly. There were even people who found their phone numbers from somewhere and spam-called them.
Qu Lian had lived a long life but she had never been wronged like this. She hated Li Qianxing as much as she did in the past. It was his fault. Why was he going around breaking the law for nothing?
This wasn’t good. She refused to let things progress as they were.
Qu Lian looked at the online comments. She wanted to tell the world that even if they lost Li Qianxing, there was still another son.
Coincidentally, a woman who slept with Li Nanjue called Qu Lian to tell her about the pregnancy.
Qu Lian grasped her last hope and sent out a Weibo post. It would be fine, even if the child wasn’t a boy. If Nanjue kept on trying, he’d eventually produce a male heir. But for now, Qu Lian would have to settle the family drama.
“Retweeting to draw three 1888 red envelopes to celebrate my new grandchild.”
She was also looking to keep the company stocks afloat by publicizing the incident.
As soon as her post was released, “Li Nanjue’s illegitimate son” climbed the hot search, setting the whole internet ablaze.
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