He Juchen chucked the cigarette head into the garbage and just stood there for a long while before pulling the car door open and getting in.
He drove back with the route memorized as he headed home, but when he washalfway there, he suddenly stopped the car by the roadside. He pulled his phone out, opened the navigator, and entered the words "Sucheng." After the navigator found the route, he stepped on the gas again and made a turn at the road ahead then flew onto the highway.
He drove from nightfall to sunrise, and it was already noon when He Jichen reached the toll booth at Sucheng.
After paying the toll, He Jichen shut off the navigation on his phone and effortlessly drove into Sucheng City.
He first went to the He family estate. He didn't tell anyone in advance he was going to come home, so besides the nanny, no one else was in.
The nanny seemed delightfully shocked to see him and caringly asked him non-stop, "
As she said this, the nanny picked up the phone in the living room, but before she could press any buttons, He Jichen said, "No, that's okay. I have some things to attend to later, so I'll have to head out."
After a pause, He Jichen added, "Continue with what you were doing. Don't mind me."
The nanny responded, "Okay."
He Jichen didn't say anything further and headed right upstairs.
Back in his bedroom, he first took a shower, then laid in bed and made up for some lost sleep. When he woke up again, it was four in the afternoon. He Jichen got changed into an all-black outfit and grabbed his keys and wallet on his way out.
He Jichen turned into a nearby flower store after he left the residential area. He chose a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. After he paid, he went to the supermarket next door and bought a couple bottles of beer. He put the things in the trunk of his car before he got back into the car and drove to the suburbs of Sucheng.
After he drove for about forty-five minutes, He Jichen turned into the He family's private cemetery.
The security guard recognized He Jichen through the lowered windows of his car. When he saw him, he hurriedly opened the gates and greeted him, "Er Shaoye, you've come."
He Jichen slowly nodded as he gradually parked the car in the parking lot and entered the cemetery. He opened up the trunk, brought out the fresh flowers and beers then headed deep into the cemetery.
He walked for about ten minutes before he stopped in front of a particular gravestone. He stood on the path beside it for some time before he lifted his foot and walked over.
Coincidentally, the sun was setting in the west and the blood-red light formed a faint red halo around the gravestone.
He Jichen quietly stood in front of the grave for a long time before he crouched down to place the fresh flowers down. He slowly looked up at the black and white photo on the gravestone.
The person in the photo smiled warmly and wore a white shirt.
His facial features and profilewere flawlessly identical to his.
As he stared at the black and white photo for a long time, it was like He Jichen was looking into a mirror. He slowly raised his hand to touch the name on the gravestone.
With quivering fingers, each word came into viewit was He Yuguang.