Translator: Kingbao Editor: DarkGem
The old granny was just like a child, needing to be pampered constantly. Qiao Anhao remained patient and accommodating throughout the conversations, and from them, she learned a lot more about Lu Jinnian.
The afternoon Lu Jinnian appeared, the old granny repeated the tale from his childhood. She spoke of how the entire neighborhood he stayed in knew that his mother worked in a night club, for which she was despised. Since she was pretty, many guys in the neighborhood would often sneak glances at her, at the displeasure of the other women. Gradually, those women gathered to blame her for bewitching the men, even warning their children to stay away from Lu Jinnian.
Initially, when he was still young, he remained oblivious and had no clue that the other children hated him. Hence, he would often join in when he saw them playing, but every single time, they would look at him with disgust. Soon after, he stopped joining in. His mother slept during the day and worked at night, so many times, he could be seen alone in a corner of the neighborhood, playing by himself.
There was one time when the most notorious little boy came to seek trouble. He must have mocked Lu Jinnian's mother, which led to a brawl. Lu Jinnian grabbed a brick and smashed it against his head. Without even finding out the truth, the people in the neighborhood insisted on finding Lu Jinnian's mother, blaming the both of them.
From then on, Lu Jinnian rarely went out in the morning.
The old granny sighed deeply.
At the same time, Qiao Anhao's heart clenched violently.
She had never known that Lu Jinnian had such a dark past.
So not everyone was born into the world with an aloof personality... It was just a pretense from the lack of acceptance. He used it to keep the most basic form of dignity.
Before Qiao Anhao could probe deeper, the doorbell rang. The nanny that took care of the granny headed to the door. She seemed surprised to find Lu Jinnian there. "Mr. Lu, you're here?"
The moment Qiao Anhao heard his name, she hurriedly walked out of the bedroom. She saw him walk through the door with a few big bags.
This time, she could see him much more clearly.
Other than him having lost weight, there didn't seem to be much difference. He still had the same aristocratic and distant vibe.
Lu Jinnian didn't seem to have noticed Qiao Anhao, for he pa.s.sed the bags to the nanny before changing his shoes. Faintly, he asked, "Where's granny?"
"In the bedroom," the nanny replied.
Lu Jinnian nodded, but just as he was about to walk towards the bedroom, he saw Qiao Anhao by the door.
He frowned deeply, a hint of confusion flas.h.i.+ng past his eyes. In an instant, he returned back to his usual cold self and spoke to her as though speaking to a stranger. "What are you doing here?"