The Mysterious Heiress: Researcher In Disguise

Chapter 563 - A Friendship That Is As Pure As A Snowflake

Chapter 563: A Friendship That Is As Pure As A Snowflake

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Fu Zhi was bereft of speech.

Li Nanli threw a glance at Fu Zhi before turning back to Xu Wei. A hint of unnoticeable delight crossed his eyes as he said, “It’s ten o’clock, mom, aren’t you going to rest yet?”

Xu WEi did not know what to say.

She had no idea why but she felt that the man in front of her was not Ye Jiu at all. With that thought in mind, she asked, “Where did you get your face done? By the way, I don’t know why but I have a hunch that you’re not Ye Jiu.”

Li Nanli fell silent for a short while. He thought for a moment before saying, “Yes. It’s a promotion. The doctor said that he’s going to change me into an entire person that nobody could recognize. Besides, don’t you think I’ve become even more good-looking than I used to be?”

“Well… You’re right…” Xu Wei mumbled..

However, she was still skeptical about the man in front of him. The way the man talked and the vibe he exuded was entirely different from that of Ye Jiu.

Both of them were two different people, and Xu Wei could not sense any familiarity from him.

“Mom,” Li Nanli chimed in, “It’s getting late. Why don’t we all go back in and rest?”

Both Xu Wei and Fu Zhi were speechless.

Just when Xu Wei did not know what she should reply to, her phone began to ring. A stream of text messages swarmed into her phone, and she instinctively covered her phone with her hand, causing the light to dim down a little bit.

Then, she slowly raised her phone up and took a look at her WeChat. She clicked it open and Ye Jiu’s voice erupted from her phone.

“I’ve received a few discount coupons on spicy crawfish, so I’m not coming home these few days. You don’t have to wait for me.

“Also, please keep this a secret from Fu Zhi. I don’t want her to come and steal the crawfish from.

“And don’t worry about me. Even if a rich woman falls in love with me, I definitely will go with her and I will give you money every month.”

His voice was getting clearer and clearer in the dark.

It occurred to Xu Wei that Ye Jiu was not at home right now. She turned to Li Nanli and said, “If he’s Ye Jiu, then you are…”

“Madam,” Li Nanli replied calmly, “I’m Ye Jiu’s friend. I apologize for my mischievous behavior, but I did that because you look a lot like my mother and I couldn’t help it.”

He paused for a moment before continuing, “My mom is working overseas right now, and it has been a long time since I last talked to her. I miss her a lot, and I really am sorry for lying to you that I’m Ye Jiu earlier..”

“Oh, poor little boy,” Xu Wei said as she wiped the tears off her eyes. “It’s fine. I won’t get mad at you.”

Holding his head low, Li Nanli said, “I’m really sorry for causing you so much trouble.”

“It’s fine, it’s fine… You don’t have to feel sorry about anything at all! I’ll be straight with you. I’ve always wanted an outstanding son like you.”

“You don’t have to do this, madam. I…” Li Nanli pressed on.

“No, I really mean it. I really feel that you’re an outstanding young man from the bottom of my heart. If I can turn back time, I would certainly stuff you and Yumo into my womb.”

Li Nanli then replied, “Thank you, mom.”

“We’re a family, and a family doesn’t say thank you to each other.”

Xu Wei still did not realize that she had fallen into Li Nanli’s trap. Instead, she felt very proud of herself. After all, not only had she taken care of the fragile yet excellent Li Nanli who did not get to see his mother often, but she also did not abandon her eldest son despite his low IQ and his brain illness.

Fu Zhi looked speechlessly at Xu Wei, who was immersed in her own fantasy world right now. Just when she was about to step away from Li Nanli, she accidentally tripped herself and Li Nanli hastily stretched his arm forward, coiled it around her waist, and saved her from falling face down on the ground.

When Xu Wei finally returned from her fantasy world, the first thing she saw was Li Nanli was holding Fu Zhi in his arms. Then, she saw Li Nanli study Fu Zhi from her head to her toe with a stern face, and he only let her go after he was certain that she was fine.

There was an ancient saying that said the eyes never lied. If you wanted to know if someone really loved you or not, look at his or her eyes. The interaction between Li Nanli and Fu Zhi reminded her of her husband. He also had that kind of emotion in his eyes whenever he was looking at her.

“You…” She asked, “What are you guys doing?”

Everyone fell silent for a moment. Xu Wei rubbernecked between Fu Zhi and Li Nanli, and she chose to ask Fu Zhi in the end.

“Zhizhi, do you know him too? What are you two doing outside of the house in the middle of the night? Also, did he hug you just now?!”

The tone of her voice was different from other parents that discovered their children’s puppy love. She sounded devastated, just like a wife who caught her husband red-handed with his paramour.

“Are you guys in a relationship?” Xu Wei pressed on, “Oh god, oh god. I might need some sleeping pills, or else, I might not be able to sleep tonight!”

Fu Zhi was speechless. She raised her head, and she saw that Li Nanli was looking at her with twinkling eyes as well.

She let out a sigh and said, “Nope. We’re not in a relationship and he didn’t hug me. He’s my brother’s friend, and he works in the plastic surgery industry.”

Xu Wei was stunned and Li Nanli was dumbfounded

‘The plastic surgery industry?’

Fu Zhi continued, “Ye Jiu wants to get plastic surgery, so he gets in touch with him. However, Ye Jiu is too stingy. He couldn’t earn much from him, so he contacted me. He ask me to get plastic surgery as well, but I said no. Then, just when I was about to go away, he tried to stop me and I accidentally fall into his arms.

“Anyway, trust me, mom. You don’t have to take any sleeping pills because we are just… Erm, normal friends.”

The way Xu Wei looked at Li Nanli changed after she heard what Fu Zhi had said.

It had been quite some time since Fu Zhi joined the Lu Family. She had never caused them any trouble before, unlike her brothers Lu Yumo and Ye Jiu.

Therefore, Xu Wei believed her words without any hesitation. Besides, judging from Li Nanli’s handsome face, there was a good chance he was working in the plastic surgery industry as well.

Then, Fu Zhi continued, “Ye Jiu told you not to tell me that he’s going to eat spicy crawfish, right? I think he’s going to get his plastic surgery, and the reason he doesn’t want me to know is that he’s afraid I might tell on him.”

Every child in the Lu Family had to return home before 10:00 pm. Xu Wei could still forgive Ye Jiu if he went out after curfew for spicy crawfish, but she was not going to forgive him if he was going to get plastic surgery. She stamped her feet in anger and hissed, “I’m going to ask your father to break his legs when he comes back!”

Then, she turned to Li Nanli and said, “No matter how much Xiao Jiu pays you, I’ll pay you in double. My son is naturally born with a pretty face, and I’ll not allow him to do anything to his face!

“Also, although I know you’re trying to make a living, but hugging my daughter to force her to say yes to you is a no-no. Both of you are still young, and you guys have to make sure that you don’t cross the line. You might not understand now because you’re too young and you’ve experienced it before. Once you guys proceed to the next stage without a solid financial foundation and a strong love, your relationship won’t last long.”

Fu Zhi and Li Nanli became speechless.

“I think you’re right, madam,” Li Nanli said, “Although I hugged Fu Zhi, although she’s willing to save me even if her life’s at stake, and although I know what she likes and she’s willing to put it up with my behavior, just like she said, we are very sure of who we are to each other. We are just friends and nothing more. The purest type of relationship.”

It was Fu Zhi and Xu Wei’s turn to become speechless right now.

After that, Li Nanli paused for a moment before continuing, “Also, judging from what you said just now, I can see that you and your significant other must have a strong love. However, you’re wrong about one thing. Our relationship is not that strong at all, and we might break up at any time.”

Fu Zhi and Xu Wei did not know what they should say.

‘So are you guys in a relationship, or not?’

Fu Zhi raised her head slowly and looked at Li Nanli. The tips of her ears were red and there was an embarrassed expression on her face.

Li Nanli was stumped and his heart skipped a beat when he saw her looking at him like this. However, he forced down the bolt of heat that rushed here and there inside of him and said to Xu Wei, “Don’t worry, madam. My plastic surgery business is hard to maintain, and maybe I will start a car detailing business soon. I have no intention of getting into a relationship before I have enough money in my savings account.”

Xu Wei let out a sigh of relief after she heard what Li Nanli had said. However, she was still darting glances at the gift inside of Fu Zhi’s hands.

Initially, Li Nanli wanted Fu Zhi to open the gift after she got back into her house. However, since the situation did not permit them to do so now, he went forward and opened up the gift box in front of Xu Wei. “I’ve given my best friend a few books. Feel free to go through them when you’re free, madam.”

Xu Wei was not interested at all. She just wanted to know what was inside the gift box, and if it was something terrible, she was going to return it to Li Nanli.

However, she was stunned when Li Nanli pulled a few books out of the gift box.

“Silent”, “How To Be A Dumb”, “Be Quiet And Learn To Listen”, “100 Tips To Sweet Talks”, “Silent Is Gold, “Gold Is Silent”, “Silent For 250 Minutes”.

Fu Zhi became speechless.

In the end, judging from these books, Xu Wei believed that they were not in a relationship

At night, Xu Wei took two books “A Private Letter From A Good Mother To Her Adolescent Daughter” and “You Have To Learn To Protect Yourself, Daughter” and had a good night talk with Fu Zhi.

Ye Jiu went to enjoy his spicy crawfish, and he refused to accept any calls from Fu Zhi.

Fu Zhi stayed up all night, and in the end, she only get up at ten o’clock the next day. She picked her phone up and she realized there were a few miss calls from Fu Yuan.

After she sent a message to Fu Yuan, she packed up and went to meet up with him at the police station.

When it was almost 2:00 pm, some well-known domestic and foreign major media gathered at the entrance of the police station.

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