1307 Which Parents Don’t Love Their Children?
“I hope you can stay in the country.” He Weinian’s eyes were loving as he smiled gently. “Juan, it’s been so many years. Have you never thought of looking for your parents?”
Cheng Juan’s gaze changed. He knew that He Weinian was suspecting him. He had been developing overseas all these years, but he suddenly returned to Li City. It would naturally arouse He Weinian’s suspicion.
His voice was a little low and hoarse. “The dean told me that I was thrown at the entrance of the orphanage back then. When they picked me up, they saw that a note had been stuffed into my clothes. My name and date of birth were written on it. Since my parents had already decided to abandon me, there’s no point in me looking for them.”
A glint flashed past He Weinian’s eyes. He had previously investigated and found out that Cheng Juan was abandoned at the entrance of the orphanage 26 years ago. At that time, he was just born. There were records of him in the orphanage back then.
But what if Cheng Juan had changed his age like Tingchen and Wenxian?
No way! He had investigated it a long time ago. At that time, Cheng Juan was just an orphan with no one to rely on. He did not have the ability to change his age at all. He was the one who sponsored Cheng Juan to become a famous jewelry appraiser internationally.
He Weinian wanted to keep Cheng Juan by his side because he wanted everyone to know that he had sponsored this orphan in the past and nurtured him to become an internationally renowned jewelry appraiser. However, he was unwilling to trust Cheng Juan easily. He had to investigate this person clearly.
“You’re still young! Which parents in the world don’t love their children? If they weren’t facing difficulties, they wouldn’t have been able to bring themselves to abandon their children. I think you can consider looking for them so that you can understand the situation back then.”
As He Weinian spoke, he patted his shoulder. “Juan, why don’t I help you investigate? If they really wanted to abandon you back then, then you don’t have to see them. However, if they had their reasons for doing so, I can bring you to see their biological parents. What do you think?”
Cheng Juan’s heart was in turmoil. Even after so many years, He Weinian was still so hypocritical. It was nauseating!
He endured the uncomfortable feeling, and his eyes flickered. His voice trembled with surprise. “Thank you, Uncle He. If you need my help in the future, feel free to ask.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Cheng Juan deliberately stood up slightly. The token slid out of his pocket. He Weinian’s gaze was instantly attracted to the token. He knew that this was the token of the chief appraiser of Liuli and also a symbol of Cheng Juan’s status as an elder of the jewelry association.
Cheng Juan bent down to pick up the token and smiled in embarrassment.
“So, you’re back because of the jewelry association! I thought you came back for me!” He Weinian smiled brightly.
Cheng Juan smirked. “I came back for both, of course.”
Hearing this, He Weinian’s guard against Cheng Juan relaxed a little. If Liuli and the Jewelry Association had invited Cheng Juan at the same time, it was natural for him to decide to return to the country to develop his career. After all, it would be even more glorious to be able to become an elder of the Jewelry Association. Moreover, he was still so young. He had to think about his future.
He Weinian suspected Cheng Juan because Cheng Juan came to Li City not long after he returned to the country. He did not think that Cheng Juan would be so loyal to him and give up his development overseas in order to repay his kindness. However, if it was because of the Jewelry Association, he could understand. After all, Cheng Juan came back to the country for work. He only reached out to the He family as it was convenient.
At the thought of this, He Weinian was relieved. He was so wary of Cheng Juan because of what had happened back then…
However, almost 30 years had passed since that incident. Those people were all dead. All traces of them in this world had disappeared. No one would pay attention to those past events.
At this moment, the auction officially began.
The items donated by the He family were all very expensive. Just the value of the items donated by their family had already exceeded 200 million. At this moment, Scorching Heart, which was donated by Qiao Xi, appeared on stage.
He Weinian’s expression changed.
Cheng Juan looked at the sparkling necklace on the stage and said casually, “I really didn’t expect Qiao Xi to be willing to donate such a valuable necklace. I thought that she was just angry. After all, Scorching Heart is extremely valuable. I reckon not many people present can afford it.”
He Weinian turned his head and asked, “What do you mean?”