Chapter 860: HE WOULD DEFINITELY NOT LET GO
AFTER breakfast, the Luo family together with Shen Ji Yun quickly drove to the airport. They had an early flight so they needed to arrive at the airport just as early. Arriving there, they board first class and left S City.
The flight wasn’t that long. After two hours and 30 minutes, they arrived at the airport in Z City – a city in Hunan province. A black van was already there waiting to pick them up.
“I booked two presidential suites at a resort hotel. It’s just a few kilometers away from the orphanage. So, we can go there directly after we eat lunch,” Luo Wei Tian said as the van started. “It’s a resort and spa. So, if any of you wants to dip in a pool or have a massage, you should go ahead and do so.”
“It’s a five-star hotel, so the accommodation will be definitely be good,” Luo Ren added.
Luo Yan wasn’t really worried about that. His father was the one who booked this hotel, so there’s no way it would be bad. He looked out of the window. They were still in the city center so he couldn’t yet see the mountains Hunan province was famous for. But he could see that there had been a lot of development in the city throughout the years.
It had been 11 years since he’d been in this city. When he graduated high school and was accepted to T University, he had never gone back here. It’s not because he hated it. He just didn’t have much time. Every school break, he had to take multiple part-time jobs just so he could earn money.
He was still in contact with the director of the orphanage during his freshman year. But right after that, with all the jobs and all the school work, his call just decreased and decreased until the communication just stopped.
And now here he was. Living a completely new life. In a few hours, he would meet the director again. He actually didn’t know how to feel about that. He was excited to see her again, of course. It had been too long. But, at the same time, he also felt, well, scared.
Luo Yan didn’t know how he should face the director. He could act as if it was the first time they met. But it would be hard. Really hard. He might not be able to control himself and might just bawl his eyes out.
If he cried, then he would only appear suspicious. He didn’t really want that to happen. This day, no, this weekend, shouldn’t be eclipsed by his ‘crying’. It should be about those children living at the orphanage.
He took a deep breath. He should prepare himself now before he met the director. That way, he wouldn’t have an emotional breakdown.
“Are you okay?”
Luo Yan was startled when he heard Shen Ji Yun’s voice whispering in his ear. He turned to the other and asked in the same low whisper, “Why do you think I’m not?”
“I don’t know. I–I just felt like you’re suddenly in a low mood. So, I asked,” Shen Ji Yun said honestly.
Luo Yan smiled unknowingly when he heard that. The fact that the other noticed the smallest detail about him meant that all his attention was on him. Really, how could this man be so sweet? All the anxiety and worry he’s feeling just vanished because of the other’s question.
“I’m fine. Thank you for asking,” he whispered back with a gentle smile.
Seeing that smile, Shen Ji Yun knew that whatever was troubling Luo Yan, he managed to ease it somehow. Although he wasn’t sure how, he was just glad that he helped.
Shen Yi Mu took the earliest flight and arrived here from B City at exactly nine o’clock. He had already booked a hotel room. So, he directly went there. Now, he was walking back and forth in his room while waiting for the private detective he hired to call.
Although he hired that detective very haphazardly, he made sure to hire one of the best in the field. This would definitely be different from the early days he was searching for him. Because back then, he didn’t know where to start. He didn’t even know if the other was still in the country or not. He just disappeared after that one-sided break-up.
Shen Yi Mu already knew from his confrontation with his eldest brother that he and their father had nothing to do with Jiang Yue’s disappearance. That the other left on his own. But even though he knew that, he still felt that there was something wrong. That something or someone pushed Jiang Yue to leave.
Now that he knew for certainty that his Ah Yue was in this city, that limited the search. The detective he hired could easily find the other. This time, it would be different from before.
He stopped pacing and walked towards the floor to ceiling window. He glanced outside and remembered what his nephew told him last night. That Jiang Yue had lived in this city for one and half years now.
It got him thinking, what if he didn’t stop looking for him? What if he didn’t simply accept the fact that he left? He closed his eyes tightly. He should have tried harder. He should have not given up. Then, maybe, maybe he would have found him by now.
But what ifs had no use here. Everything that happened had already happened. The only thing he could do was to not repeat the same mistakes.
This time he wouldn’t give up. No matter what. Even if Jiang Yue pushed him away, he wouldn’t move. Not even an inch.
This time, he would definitely not let go.
His phone rang at that moment. He took it out from his pocket and saw that it was the detective’s number.
Shen Yi Mu quickly answered it. “Do you know where he is?”
“I found him, sir. I’ll send you the address.”
He felt his heart shook hearing that. “Tell me.”