Chapter 456: Extra – Yan (Real Ending?)
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The morning sun shone brightly.
When Lu Yan woke up again, she glanced dazedly at the curtains fluttering at the window.
They were light purple and thin enough for the light to pass through. She had chosen them herself.
Lu Yan suddenly sat up in shock. She looked at her hands and then touched her face. She couldn’t help but feel excited. She noticed the calendar on the counter —
She was 16 years old. She was only 16 years old today!
Hot tears welled up in Lu Yan’s eyes. She pinched herself hard, and the pain was real. She saw her face in the mirror, which was still intact. There were no scars, no scratches, no viciousness…
Lu Yan covered her face and cried hysterically.
After that, she went to see her father, Big Brother, Second Brother, Third Brother, Fourth Brother, and Fifth Brother.
Her brothers doted on her as much as before, and didn’t mind her nonsense.
“Dad, Big Brother, Second Brother, Third Brother, Fourth Brother, Fifth Brother, I won’t do it again. I won’t be a fool anymore…”
Lu Yan leaned into her brothers’ arms and wept.
The brothers were all silent. They were expressionless but their eyes were clearly red.
Her father smiled and said, “Silly girl.”
Then, she went to see Madam Zhang Xinhui, whom she had met by chance.
She and a woman of similar age and background were sitting in a fancy coffee house and chatting.
She said that she had a special blood type. If she was injured, she didn’t know if there would be enough blood for her. So, when she had time, she would go to the hospital to donate blood, which could also be considered a way of ensuring her own health.
The corners of Lu Yan’s lips curved up slightly. This time, she had no delusions; she just wished her well.
Evening had fallen by the time Lu Yan arrived at a small farmhouse.
The decor inside the small wooden house was old, but the place was clean. There were a few green potted plants in front of the door. The melon vines went around and even up the roof, giving off a refreshing sense of nature.
Lu Yan knocked nervously.
There was no cute robot that she hated outside the door.
Instead, there was a small black cat with bright eyes.
This soft but soul-stirring sound made the night feel a little lonely.
After a long while, the old wooden door creaked open.
There was an old man leaning on a walking stick. His thin body trembled, and he looked like he would collapse at any moment.
Lu Yan was dumbfounded. “You, are you Master Qi Xiuyuan?
“I, I’m a good friend of your granddaughter, Qi An. I, I want to see her.”
It took the old man a long time to react.
Holding his walking stick, he turned around and went back into the house.
Lu Yan followed cautiously.
It was quiet all around.
After the old man put down his walking stick, he bent down and poured her a cup of tea.
There were a few tea leaves floating in the slightly hot water, and he handed the cup to her with shaky hands.
Lu Yan hurriedly took it and placed it on the table. She helped the old man sit down in a bamboo chair.
The old man stared blankly at the ceiling. After a long while, he finally said, “Oh, you were asking about our An’an!
“An’an passed away when she was 14 years old; she was unable to take the pain.”
Lu Yan’s heart sank, and she swallowed hard.
She couldn’t describe what she was feeling. She clenched her fists, and tears unconsciously welled up in her eyes. She suppressed them with all her might and asked, “Then, what about Ling Chuan, Mr. Ling, who lived next door and grew up with her?”
“Do you also know Ling Chuan?”
The old man’s eyes were curious, and he paused for a long while before he said, “He went with her.
“He said he couldn’t let her be alone, and he had to accompany her.”
“Is that so?”
Lu Yan nodded silently. She was expressionless, but she suddenly felt bleak.
“Oh, right, you, you haven’t said who you are. How do you know our An’an?”
Lu Yan paused and suddenly noticed the photo of the girl on the wall. In the photo, she was so fair and radiant.
Tears welled up in her eyes. Lu Yan tried her best to smile as she introduced herself. “My, my name is Lu An!
“That’s right, my name is Lu An!”
She pursed her lips and smiled.
“Oh, your name is An’an too? That’s the same name as my granddaughter!”
The old man suddenly brightened up and said, “Then, can you tell me how you two know each other?”
The girl agreed readily. She sat on a small stool on the side, looked at Grandpa with bright eyes, and started talking…