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He had just arrived back home in his country.
At the northern gate of the villa near Linzhou High school stood a fit security guard. He looked to be in his fifties and had sunken eye sockets. He was on duty, holding an electric baton in his hand, and was about to light a cigarette to refresh himself when he suddenly saw a person approaching not far away from his position. He exclaimed in surprise, “Yaoyang? You’re back?”
Gu Yaoyang had just got off the plane. He looked tired, responding to the security guard with a soundless nod.
The security guard looked familiar, his eyebrows resembled Shao Zheng’s. Sure enough, he asked, “Did Shao Zheng return with you?”
Gu Yaoyang answered, “No, he has a job.”
“Aih.” The security guard’s eyes squinted as he smiled, “Well, It’s good to be busy. Our family is thankful to Xiao Ling, otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to guard the gates of such a good community.”
His surname is also Shao, and his full name is Shao Weidong. He is Shao Zheng’s father. Every time Gu Yaoyang visited this place, he also enters through him, and it was no exception this time.
Shao Weidong opened the door and said, “Lady Hu made me some pickles last time. I placed them in the workroom, you can get some for yourself later when you come out.”
Gu Yaoyang responded before walking to Lin Yuyan’s house with the birthday present. He hadn’t been in contact with Lin Yuyan in ten hours, even though their phones were still connected last night, but the other had turned off his phone after he got off the plane.
Gu Yaoyang pursed his lips expressionlessly, and his emotions weren’t visible on his face. He looked like he may or may not be thinking about anything.
The door of Lin Yuyan’s house was closed. Usually, he’d throw a stone to call Lin Yuyan out, but Gu Yaoyang didn’t want to waste time, so he raised his hand and rang the doorbell.
A few minutes later, someone came out. It was not Lin Yuyan, nor the nanny, but a tall middle-aged man, Lin Zhiyuan.
Gu Yaoyang knew him. He had looked through Lin Yuyan’s information and seen his father’s photo before.
Gu Yaoyang met his eyes and confirmed that he was not unfamiliar to him too.
“Where’s Lin Yuyan?”
“He won’t be seeing you.” Lin Zhiyuan walked up to him. They were equal in height. He coldly continued, “You don’t need to come back here again.”
Gu Yaoyang ignored him and asked, “Did something happen to him?”
Gu Yaoyang, “He hasn’t answered my call. I want to make sure if something happened to him.”
Lin Zhiyuan answered, “He’s fine.”
Gu Yaoyang’s adam’s apple bobbed as he swallowed. He held the gift in his hand as he lightly asked, “Where is he?”
“He is not here, and he will never live here again in the future.” Lin Zhiyuan pushed the bridge of his glasses on his nose as he continued, “I already know about you, and I believe you should already know who I am without my introduction.”
Gu Yaoyang remained silent, still staring at Father Lin. He didn’t have a single ounce of fright even though he was standing in front of a shrewd businessman with an oppressive aura. He did not back down.
On the contrary, Lin Zhiyuan frowned: “I don’t know what kind of tricks you used to deceive my son’s feelings. But from now on, you will no longer have any relationship.”
Gu Yaoyang said: “This is between me and him. I want to hear from him personally.”
Lin Zhiyuan sneered, “I said he won’t be seeing you. He won’t dare to see you again.”
Gu Yaoyang asked, “What do you mean?”
“Since you’ve been with him, you should already know about this. He has never dared to disobey me, and of course, it will be the same case this time.” Lin Zhiyuan looked distressed as he continued, “For a long time I’ve also wondered if he would symbolically fight for the things he likes. But alas, no.”
He looked at him and continued, “You’re not the person he’s looking for, so stop wasting your time.” Lin Zhiyuan left after he finished speaking. Dragging the suitcase in his hand, he closed the door and locked it from the inside.
The house was empty, Lin Yuyan had already moved out.
In fact, Gu Yaoyang had expected this outcome a long time ago, but he didn’t expect it to come so soon.
He seemed very calm about this, as if there were no aggravation inside his heart.
He turned around and walked to the gate, passing by the trash can in the process. He clutched the deformed gift box in his hand, wanting to throw it away, but he closed his eyes before placing it in his pocket again.
Shao Weidong had prepared the pickles and told him that Wenchang Street had finally got a street sign and that it would be a place with face in the future.
Hu Dongdong scored 100 points on the exam at the end of the semester, and everyone in the street was happy, saying that he is a promising man. He will be able to do great things in the future, not stepping into the same path as his parents did.
The nanny he found for uncle Zhou before he left was very capable, and he could now go bask in the sun in his backyard.
And Fang Jie, one of his neighbors, turns out to be a policeman. He’s been one for a long time and still lives in their neighborhood as an undercover agent. But he seems to have been criticized and was taught a lesson a while ago. He didn’t know what mistakes he committed for him to be punished like that.
Gu Yaoyang listened to his rambles as he lit a cigarette. His phone rang, it was sister Ling. When he answered the call, he heard her incredulously say, “Crazy, that old bastard Gu Hong died in prison because of a heart attack! This end is too cheap for him.” She then laughed before she happily said, “Yaoyang, now, you really have nothing to do with their past at all.”
Gu Yaoyang responded lightly as he took the items Shao Weidong gave him. He looked at Lin Yuyan’s house before directly leaving for Nazca.