Chapter 2 A person with a family

Editor: Toffee

Under the scorching sun, people flooded the big streets, and amidst the beeping of car horns, Xu Lin stared at the Bat sprawled on the ground and was stunned for a second before quickly recollecting himself.

“You, you, you… you’re an expert!” The man, who had been chasing the Bat, used a special rope to bind the Bat, while casting an admiring gaze at He Zhou.

So the person in front of him wasn’t an ordinary citizen but was, in fact, a senior with an indistinguishable, cultivation base. This made him feel a bit embarrassed.

“That, expert brother, I was worried that you’d be attacked because the Bat is very cunning…” He looked at their surroundings, where a crowd was starting to form, and brought out an ID from his pocket and waved it around, “I’m just a police officer who caught a thief. Please move along; please move along.”

But the passersby didn’t listen to him. In fact, there were some little ladies who took their phone out to take pictures, mainly focused on He Zhou’s handsome face. Their faces were tainted with excitement as their mouths chattered, “So cool! So amazing!”

Xu Lin’s(the police officer’s) mouth twitched; this world really was one that placed importance on looks, but the expert brother really did look good: good enough to even match his group’s ex-leader’s countenance.

“Expert brother, I’m going to take him back now. If it wasn’t for your help this time, I would’ve lost him,“ Xu Lin laughed in embarrassment before hoisting the person up over his shoulder, “That’s right; can you leave your contact details? If you’re free, I’d like to invite you out to eat something good!”

Eat something good? He Zhou’s heart was moved, “Alright.”

After Xu Lin left, He Zhou headed back, and the surrounding people followed after him from afar. However, not one dared to approach him. The main reason was because although He Zhou looked casual, his entire body emitted a highly influential aura, causing people to inevitably feel a sense of reverence. 

The cake that fell on the ground was still there, and the cream inside melted under the scorching heat of the sun and flowed along the cracks of the bricks.

In this world, randomly littering was considered an uncivilized action, and He Zhou thought for a moment before taking out a tissue that was secretly stuffed into his hand by a staff member in the cake shop earlier. He knelt down to pick up the cake and threw it into the trash bin.

It was such a pity he only got to have two bites.

The He Family’s Villa.

He Shaoning sat on the sofa, pinching his brows with a solemn face. He glanced at Song Cheng, who stood before him and said in an impatient voice, “How come that cheeky child hasn’t come home? He wouldn’t have gone off and done something reckless right after getting out of the hospital, would he? And why didn’t you go after him? Just because he said he wanted to walk alone, you agreed? You really are overlooking his revolting behavior…”

Zhao Jing brought in a dish from the kitchen. Since today was the day that marked He Zhou’s release from the hospital, she specially went to the kitchen to personally cook something.

“Don’t say anything anymore. This time Ah Zhou escaped from calamity, so there must be a big fortune coming in the future days for him. He has just recuperated. Please don’t have such a dark face.” 

He Shaoning looked at his delicate and pretty wife, sighing in his heart with a guilty look in his gaze, ”It must be hard on you.”

Even if Zhao Jing was a strong woman, there would still be times where she would be weak. Before marrying He Shaoning, she had made mental preparations. After all, becoming someone else’s stepmother was always very difficult.

“I was just cooking a few dishes. How is that hard?” Zhao Jing purposely misinterpreted his words, turning her head to talk to Song Cheng, “Send some people to go look for him.”

Her words had just fallen when a tall and skinny youth entered the room, looking clean and elegant. Stepping through a ray of sunlight, He Zhou stared at them before slowly exposing a smile like a clear breeze during the scoring summer heat, pentrating the heart deeply.

“Dad, Aunt.”

He Shaoning‘s face became cold, but seeing He Zhou’s fresh and relaxed face with an alright complexion, he found himself calming down a lot and gave a ‘hmph’ in response, “Sit down and eat. Your Aunt Zhao personally cooked this for you.”

If it was before, the original owner definitely would have been unhappy, but as a spectator that knew clearly that this body’s stepmother was not a bad person, and for her to be able to last up till now was commendable. Also facing this fragrant aroma, Master He was definitely moved.

Back at Shen Yan Sect, because they were devoted to training, the sect people did not allow any practitioners to have cravings for food. As the young leader, He Zhou had to set a model example and could not have a taste for such fine delicacies, but now his circumstances were different.

“Thank you, auntie,” he sat down in his usual place from his memories and politely delivered this sentence.

Zhao Jing was immediately stunned in place and glanced at the equally surprised He Zhaoning. Why did it feel like Ah Zhou was not the same as before?

He Shaoning coughed and uneasily said, “Ah Jing, you also sit down,” then turning to look at He Zhou, he continued, “Little Ye has gone off to join summer camp. He was unable to return in time and won’t be home tonight.”

He Zhou nodded. He had heard about this when he was at the hospital. He Ye was his younger step-brother. He was fourteen this year, but because he was innately intelligent, he had skipped several levels to his second year of university. Now he was joining the school organized summer camp and had no plans to come home while he was there.

Zhao Jing grabbed a ladle and scooped up some soup, intending to give it to He Zhou, and placed it into a bowl before him and warmly asking, “Drink some soup first?”

He Zhou passed the bowl forward, “Thank you, auntie.”

Zhao Jing’s heart warmed and gave him another spoonful, “I’ve boiled it for the entire morning, so the meat should be nice and tender. It’s a bit hot so be careful.”

He Zhou took a sip, lifting his clean-looking face and curving his bright pair of eyes, “Mm, it tastes good.”

It was indeed delicious and left a lingering fragrant scent on his lips and teeth. He Zhou took another sip.

He Shaoning and Zhao Jing looked at each other, their hearts obviously relaxing a lot more. Ah Zhou had consistently been cold to Zhao Jing, his stepmother, for many years and sometimes even rejected her presence. They didn’t think that after this accident, he would suddenly become more polite. He Shaoning observed this all, feeling a sense of joy in his heart.

He Zhou ate unhurriedly, tasting the dishes quietly. His every move was graceful but quick paced. This was the first time the three had had a harmonious meal together.

After eating, He Shaoning eyed the obediently seated He Zhou, who was sitting on the sofa and watching TV, and for a moment, he felt that this eldest son of his didn’t look like he was in need of a spanking for once, but he had ignored his own shortcomings that still existed.

“Come with me to the study room.”

He Zhou at this moment was lamenting at the convenience this world’s technology had brought and when he heard He Shaoning suddenly utter this out, he turned the TV off and accompanied him to the study room on the 2nd floor.

The He Family was considered to be one of Jing City’s four biggest influential Gu Wu families, inside information could be said to be ample and although this villa looked to be no different to that of rich families, but the displays in the study room showed that the He Family couldn’t even be compared to those ordinary rich families.

However, these precious unique items didn’t amount to anything in the Young Master He’s eyes. He sat across He Shaoning leisurely and waited for him to start speaking.

He Shaoning originally wanted to show care to his son but the words he spit out had turned into something else. “You should stop playing with cars, if it wasn’t because you were lucky…” Faced with He Zhou’s quiet and clear eyes, he uneasily coughed, “Anyhow, I’ve told them to lock your cars away.”

“What about the car that got me into an accident?”

He Shaoning was surprised by his question. He thought he wanted to continue racing so his face immediately became cold. He originally looked strict, with this change, it was simply scary enough to make children cry. “Do you still want to play with your life?”

He Zhou indifferently said. “That car was tampered with by someone.”

“What did you say?” He Shaoning was shocked, his pitch going up suddenly but in the end, he was still the head of the He Family and was able to react in the next second. This kind of issue was not impossible.

He Zhou’s face was as calm as before as he unhurriedly said. “Before I had the accident, who was handling that car?”

He Shaoning wrinkled his brows, this son of his was reckless but these words could not be spoken out easily, but it was too late now. “When you had the accident, we went to the hospital and waited for your condition to stabilize. When I finally had the time to investigate, I got to know that that car had already been handled by the police.”

He Zhou was slightly perplexed. “The police have that kind of power?”

He Shaoning fell silent for a moment. “That car was already damaged beyond repair so it could only be sent to a scrapyard. If what you said is really true, I will ask people to investigate.”

He Zhou nodded. “If it’s no problem, I’ll return to my room and take a rest.”

“Hold on, school is starting next month and since you were unconscious and missed your final exams, you’ll be continuing to stay at second year university, the school will arrange your new hall, I’ve already made my greetings.” He said with hesitation.

He Zhou waited for him to continue.

He Shaoning gave a deep sigh. “Since childhood, you couldn’t learn our He Family’s cultivation method, the cultivation methods your grandfather and I found also didn’t suit you but you don’t need to be discouraged. Since you’re studying finance, when you graduate and work at a corporation, even if you can’t learn martial arts, you’ll still be able to break heaven and earth.”

He Zhou understood He Shaoning’s painstaking efforts. Even if this body was originally a waste among the He Family’s military line, even with his stubbornness and his self-destructions, the He Family had never given up on him and had always treated him as a piece of the He Family.

“Look at Wen Renyi, he may be blind and even if he was a genius who turned into a waste, do you still think he’d be able to operate the company well? Although he can’t avoid people’s ridicule, as long as he has a firm foot in the family, since you married him, you may as well learn from him in this regard.”

He Zhou was stunned for a moment. He seemed to have forgotten a very important matter.

Wen Renyi, Wen Family’s previous young master was previously a cultivation genius. He was a star among the military family youths, but having been plotted against, he lost his sight and turned into a waste. However, he quickly pulled himself together and took over the family business and quickly expanded it several times, even if he couldn’t practice martial arts, like before, people still wouldn’t dare to contempt him.

However, in the end, he still couldn’t avoid the destiny of being manipulated by people, under the arrangement of the elders and heads of the Wen Family, he was to be married to the waste of the He Family, and the two had never even met before.

He Zhou had seen it clearly in his dreams. After just getting his license, the original owner just got into an accident from racing and was sent to the hospital and fell into a coma. When he woke up in this body, he realized that it had been months since he was in a coma and even after waking up, Wen Renyi had never come by the hospital so He Zhou had almost forgotten his existence.

“Ah Zhou, I know you feel wronged being arranged to marry with the Wen Family but Wen Renyi is really not that bad, I did it for you…” He Shaoning really was thinking for He Zhou’s sake. Wen Renyi’s ability was strong, his moral character was reliable. If Ah Zhuo followed him and had his protection, at least he wouldn’t be bullied by others anymore. 

He Zhou smiled. “Dad, I know.”

As a bystander, he knew clearly, the original owner would’ve felt ashamed but Young Master He knew that this was He Shaoning’s display of sincere fatherly love.

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6 Comments

  1. Wandering Fujoshi

    I like how he is so well-behaved.
    Me: (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ ∩_∩: He Zhou

    Thanks for the chapter ♡

  2. Kleep

    Good. Treat a good stepmother well!!
    Thanks ♥️♥️

  3. Ailia

    Finally! A story where the stepmother is kind FOR REAL! And for that reason i like thus novel despite there’s still few chapter. Thx!

  4. Nora ☁

    I really liked this scene, really warm :>

  5. Katie Thairu

    Thanks for the chapter! 😊😍