Chapter 356: Anger at the Mistress
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“My mother jumped off the third floor of the hospital. She’s in emergency treatment now.” Li Zecheng’s face was ashen, as if he had yet to recover from the painful tragedy.
Huo Xiaoran frowned slightly. “Third floor?”
He secretly cursed in his heart. If she really wanted to die, why didn’t she go to the higher floor?
Or was she just putting on a show for Li Tingfeng to gain his sympathy so that he would change his mind in shame?
Or was it… an accident?
Just as Huo Xiaoran’s thoughts were surging, Li Zecheng suddenly knelt in front of Huo Xiaoran and begged, “Uncle, your medical skills are so good. Back then, Qiao An jumped off a building without any signs of life, but you could still pull her back from the brink of death. You can definitely save my mother.”
Huo Xiaoran pulled him up and said solemnly, “I could save An’an because I knew that she could survive. Therefore, I did my best to save her life, coax her, and restore her confidence. As for you, who can be like me and risk their lives to pull Third Sister-in-law back?”
When Qiao An heard Xiao Ran’s affectionate words, she felt bitter. Brother Xiaoran loved her so much and had seen her pain with his own eyes. He must have had an especially difficult time.
But at that time, she had treated him like a playboy and ignored him. Now that she thought about it, she really shouldn’t have done what she did.
Li Zecheng glanced at his indifferent father. Li Tingfeng was silent. Other than lamenting Third Madam’s tragic situation, he had no intention of repenting.
Li Zecheng looked at his father with hatred.
At this moment, the mistress started to cause trouble again. She grabbed Li Tingfeng’s hand and sowed discord. “Tingfeng, how long are we going to wait here? I’m tired and hungry. Why don’t we go out and eat something first?”
Li Tingfeng seemed to be helpless against this woman’s request. He nodded and said, “Alright, let’s go.”
Li Zecheng’s figure flashed and he fiercely stood in front of Li Tingfeng and the woman.
His eyes were scarlet as he roared, “My mother’s life is in danger inside. How can you still be in the mood to eat? You can’t leave the hospital. What if my mother wakes up and wants to see you later?”
Li Tingfeng resented Li Zecheng for being rude to him. He immediately said coldly, “Zecheng, we’re just going out to eat. We can’t all keep your mother company on an empty stomach, right?”
He was extremely cold.
Li Zecheng refused to give way.
At this moment, the woman glanced at Qiao An and repeated, “Li Zecheng, when your ex-wife, Qiao An, fell off the building, you seemed to be even more heartless than us. I heard that when Qiao An was hospitalized, your uncle served her.”
Li Zecheng’s body seemed to have been doused in ice water.
He no longer had the courage to hide it from them. His body inexplicably collapsed.
Although Qiao An didn’t like Third Madam, she disliked the woman in front of her who used her as a tool from time to time.
She looked at the woman coldly and retorted, “Don’t be the pot calling the kettle black. Isn’t the role you’re in now the same as that adulterous couple back then? You’re covered in mud, so how can you have the face to mock others?”
Li Tingfeng and the woman looked extremely embarrassed.
The woman grabbed Li Tingfeng’s hand and walked out.
Li Zecheng was so angry that his handsome face darkened.
No one expected Li Ze’en to return from school at this juncture. As soon as she reached home, she heard the butler mention the bad news of their mother jumping off a building. Shocked, Li Ze’en threw aside her luggage and rushed to the hospital.
Shestaggered to the door of the emergency room. Her face turned pale as she held her brother Li Zecheng’s hand excitedly and asked, “Tell me. How is Mom?”
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Li Zecheng looked sad when he saw his sister.
“Ze’en, Mom is still in critical condition.”
Ze’en lost control of her emotions. “Brother, why did Mom jump off a building? Who bullied her? Did someone force her to jump off a building?”
Li Zecheng’s face was ashen, and he did not know how to answer Li Ze’en.
Li Ze’en’s sharp and cold gaze swept across everyone’s faces before finally landing on Qiao An. She gritted her teeth and said fiercely, “Qiao An, it must be you. You forced my mother to jump off a building, right?”
“In the past, you and I didn’t get along. Now that you’ve found Uncle as your backer, my mother is naturally not your match. So you forced her to jump off a building, right?”
Qiao An felt that Li Ze’en was concerned about her mother and standing up for her was a sign of filial piety. She didn’t mind her rashness.
Li Zecheng pulled her back and reprimanded her for her rudeness. “Ze’en, this has nothing to do with Qiao An.”
Li Ze’en was young, so her mother protected her very well. The third branch hid the dirty things from her. With her imagination, she could only associate her mother’s tragedy with Qiao An.
She roared at Li Zecheng, “Mom said that you rekindled your relationship with Qiao An, but I didn’t believe her. Now that I see how protective you are of her, I believe you. Did you and Qiao An force Mom…”
Li Zecheng slapped her and roared, “Usually, we treated you as a child and protected you from everything that was happening. That’s why you can live in such a carefree manner. But in fact, our family isn’t as peaceful as you see. Before Qiao An entered our family, our family was on the verge of collapse because your favorite father cheated.”
Li Ze’en covered her face in disbelief and looked at Li Zecheng in shock.
Li Zecheng said, “You don’t know, right? Dad and that vixen established another family outside. They also have a pair of children. Moreover, he even transferred the assets to his own account and transferred the debt to Mom.”
“Now, when that woman saw that Grandpa was sick, she came to his house and forced Dad to divorce Mom. If Mom divorced, she would have nothing but high debts. So she jumped off a building in despair of Dad and life.”
Li Ze’en shook her head, refusing to accept this terrifying truth.
“It’s not like that.”
Li Zecheng said, “Wake up, Ze’en. You’re no longer a three-year-old child. You should be able to sense that Dad’s heart is no longer at home.”
Li Ze’en said in pain, “How can Dad treat us like this?”
Li Zecheng sneered. “Haven’t you heard? With a stepmother, there’s a stepfather.”
Li Ze’en started crying.
After crying, she wiped her tears. “That woman harmed my mother,” she said angrily. “I’ll never let her go.”
The hatred on Li Ze’en’s face intensified.
Huo Xiaoran looked at the siblings silently and fell into deep thought.
In the past, he couldn’t integrate into the Li family and always felt sad and lonely. But now, he felt very glad that he could establish confidence and a peaceful mentality only with the company of a kind and optimistic person like Qiao An.
Not long after, Li Tingfeng and the vixen arrived.
When Li Ze’en saw the woman, her eyes burned with anger as she rushed over like a wild beast. She pushed the unguarded woman to the ground and then she straddled her and scratched her face desperately.