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In the meantime, Huo Zhendong was being interrogated by the police officers in the comfort of his own home.
“Can you explain to me in detail about your relationship with Miss Fu Yahui?” the police officer sitting directly opposite Huo Zhendong started questioning him.
“We met at a cocktail party five years ago. At that time, I was abroad because I was managing one of my small business ventures. We quickly fell in love as soon as we met because she took the initiative to approach me and profess her love to me. She then told me that she had seven billion yuan on hand and she wanted to start a business together with me,” Huo Zhendong explained.
“Did you not ask her about the source of the money?”
“Of course, I did. She told me that her late husband had left the money for her as inheritance and I simply believed whatever she had told me,” Huo Zhendong continued explaining. “If I had known about the origins of the money, I would have made a police report earlier.”
“So, you are telling me that you did not know anything about Miss Fu Yahui’s domestic affairs?”
“I did not even know that her real name was Fu Yahui at first because she had always gone by the name Ava. I have only found out about her true identity recently,” Huo Zhendong replied.
“So, did you not know anything about your wife’s involvement in the criminal acts?” the police officer asked once again.
“Of course not! I am a legitimate businessman. I am not after her wealth or money, as you can see from the ownership and allocation of Dongheng Enterprise’s shares.”
The two police officers sitting across from Huo Zhendong stared at him intensely before asking him one last question, “Mr. Huo, do you think that your wife deserves to be punished for her crimes?”
“I am a law-abiding citizen who believes that all crimes should be punished by law,” Huo Zhendong replied naturally.
The police officers were unable to get any information out of Huo Zhendong. He had successfully shirked his own responsibilities and pushed the blame entirely onto Fu Yahui.
On the surface, he really looked like a responsible and law-abiding citizen.
However, the police officers were not in a hurry because they knew that Fu Yahui would definitely reveal the whole truth as soon as she heard Huo Zhendong’s testimony against her.
After the police officers left, Huo Yuxi came out of her bedroom and quickly sat down opposite Huo Zhendong.
“Dad, are you sure that we can really leave safely by doing this?”
“I have already booked flight tickets for you to leave Luo City the day after tomorrow. I want you to go overseas to treat your illness as soon as possible. You should not be delaying treatment anymore.” Huo Zhendong changed the topic to Huo Yuxi’s condition instead.
“Are you using my illness as an excuse to run away?” Huo Yuxi asked, as she could immediately see through Huo Zhendong’s intention.
“Why must I run away? I have been upright and I did not break any law. Even if Fu Yahui tries to drag me down with her, there is no way the police will have any evidence to arrest me. For the past few years, I had been very careful to ensure that Fu Yahui would not have any evidence that she could use against me. The best thing you should do right now is to obey my commands and head overseas. I will join you after a short while in a place where no one knows who we are, and both of us can start afresh again.”
Huo Yuxi stared at her father and she suddenly felt as though he was a complete stranger.
“Can you really bring yourself to leave just like that?”
“Of course. I have already opened a hotel abroad and the money that I had invested in the hotel is clean and has nothing to do with Fu Yahui or Dongheng Enterprise,” Huo Zhendong replied confidently. “Daughter, the police officers might come and question you tomorrow. You just have to act according to what I tell you and everything will turn out perfectly fine. Do you understand?”
“I finally understand why my mother had chosen to leave you in the past.”
Such selfishness…and hypocrisy.
Fu Yahui had helped him and his family so much, but ever since the first day, he had already been plotting about how he could get his hands on Fu Yahui’s money.
Huo Yuxi thought that her father would at least feel a little sentimental because of the past five years that he had spent with Fu Yahui as husband and wife.
However, she did not expect that her father would be such a terrible person.
He was such a terrible person that she could feel chills down her spine.
“Shut up. It is already late. Go and sleep now,” Huo Zhendong replied.
Huo Yuxi laughed before she got up from the sofa and returned to her own bedroom.
Initially, she was naive enough to think that her father had specially arranged for her to go overseas to receive treatment for her illness out of his care and worry for her. She finally understood that the reason he wanted to send her overseas as soon as possible was because he was afraid that she would provide conflicting statements to the police that would eventually contradict his. He was not worried about her at all.
It was already late night in Luo City and the courtyard smelled of medicinal herbs.
At this time, Grandpa Tan was drinking tea with a middle-aged man who was wearing glasses. The man’s face was scarred and damaged, and there was a large and nasty scar across the man’s right cheekbone.
“I had almost revealed the truth to your daughter when I was speaking to her earlier today. You had better make fewer trips to my house during this period of time. I am afraid that your daughter already suspects that you are alive and that I know something about the matter. She might ask the second young master of the Lu family to investigate this on her behalf,” Grandpa Tan told the man.
“Grandpa Tan, I am sorry for bothering you all these years. It must have been hard on you to keep a secret like this. I will leave right after I collect my medication,” the man quickly replied. “I feel so bad and sorry towards her, but I do not have the courage to face her.”
“Your daughter will not despise or look down on you just because of the way you look now, so why do you have to hide from her?” Grandpa Tan asked as he sighed.
“Because of Yun Xuan. She is seriously ill right now and she might leave this world at any time. I had promised her that I would stay by her side and accompany her until the day she dies,” the man explained.
After meeting with the car accident five years ago, he was rescued by the people from the Cliffside Hotel. He had spent one year lying on the hospital bed before he finally got out of his critical life-threatening condition.
After his recovery, he started working at the Cliffside Hotel. The person-in-charge noticed his outstanding management ability and eventually decided to work with him to implement changes and improvements to the Cliffside Hotel. They had successfully achieved very outstanding results in just a span of a few years. However, his benefactor had fallen seriously ill due to overwork.
“Your ex-wife has just been arrested and Dongheng Enterprise will definitely crumble. Are you going to sit still and watch as Huo Zhendong leaves unscathed?” Grandpa Tan asked as he held tightly onto the man’s hand.
“No, of course not. I have a very crucial piece of evidence that I will get someone to deliver to the police station tomorrow. I will initiate acquisition as soon as Dongheng Enterprise starts to crumble and when everything settles down, everything belonging to the Jiang family will officially go to Yuning,” Jiang Zhitong replied.
“It is so unfair to the girl,” Grandpa Tan replied. “Fortunately, she has someone that she can trust and depend on by her side right now. Do you know who your son-in-law is? Lu Jingzhi.”
Jiang Zhitong’s cheeks started getting red as soon as he heard Grandpa Tan’s words. “Good, that is good. At least there is someone taking care of her on my behalf.”
“It is already late. You should hurry up and go home already,” Grandpa Tan urged.
Jiang Zhitong took the Chinese medicine and quickly left the courtyard after thanking Grandpa Tan.
The reason why he had been in contact with Grandpa Tan after all these years was because Yun Xuan was allergic to most Western medication. Therefore, Jiang Zhitong had decided to seek help from Grandpa Tan because he knew that the latter was a very established Chinese physician and he needed the latter’s help and prescribed medication to preserve the life of his benefactor.
The first reason why he did not dare to see Jiang Yuning was because he had only just regained control of his life in the past two years. Secondly, he felt that he was not worthy to be her father after everything that she had gone through.
His daughter was now a celebrity. What would she do if people were to find out that she has such an ugly and disfigured father?
After collecting the Chinese medication, Jiang Zhitong got into a black sedan and quickly disappeared into the night.
However, he did not know that someone had been watching him all this while because Lu Jingzhi had already made the necessary arrangements when he had promised Jiang Yuning that he would look into the matter earlier in the afternoon.
The private investigator obviously could not tell that Jiang Zhitong was in fact Jiang Yuning’s father. All he could do was to take photographs of everyone who had visited Grandpa Tan and to send each and every one of these photographs to Lu Jingzhi.
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