“He Qianmin, someone is looking for you!”
He Qianmin was talking to his classmates, and asked casually, “Who is it?”
“It seems to be your parents.”
“My parents?” He Qianmin raised his head and looked out the window: “Where are they?”
“In the teacher’s office now.”
“Office?” The boy who was playing a video game at the desk in front of He Qianmin raised his head, raised his eyebrows and said, “Having been away from home for half a month, Uncle He and Aunt Yang are here to arrest a certain someone?”
“Shut up.” He Qianmin threw a book over, frowning slightly.
“Don’t plan to go there?” Shi Ao put down the game console, turned his head and said, “By the way, it seems that Brother Jiang Chen is back at school today. Are you going to go out to eat with him after school? Add me.”
“Two words.” He Qianmin crooked his fingers, and when Shi Ao leaned over, he smiled and said two words: “Dream, on.”
Shi Ao was not annoyed, but leaned closer: “In exchange, I’ll tell you a secret.”
“Not interested.” He Qianmin said: “I won’t let you go with us, that uncle of yours is annoying enough, you are even more annoying.”
Shi Ao tilted his head and said with a smile, “Not even interested in the progress of the case investigation?”
He Qianmin: “What progress?”
Shi Ao: “Are you taking me along?”
He Qianmin: “You talk first.”
Shi Ao: “You agree first.”
“He Qianmin——” the class leader stood at the front door and shouted, “Our homeroom teacher asked you to go to the office building!”
He Qianmin got up: “You have to guarantee it’s news that I don’t know.”
“Of course.” Shi Ao said, “I overheard it from my uncle, I guarantee you don’t know.”
He Qianmin nodded: “Deal.”
When the bell rang for the last period, He Qianmin knocked on the door of the first year office.
“Please come in.”
He Qianmin glanced at his parents sitting on one side, stood at the door and said, “Teacher He, you wanted to see me.”
“It’s your parents who want to see you. They want to know about your situation at school, and then they have something to say to you.” Teacher He stood up, turned to look at the He Yanfeng couple, and said with a smile: “Then I won’t disturb you.”
Yang Yun said with a gentle smile, “Thank you, Teacher He.”
He Qianmin withdrew his gaze, turned and walked out: “I still have to go to class, so we can talk about it later.”
“He Qianmin.” Teacher He stopped He Qianmin: “Missing this self-study class will not delay the progress of your studies. You can take your time with your parents here.”
He Qianmin said lightly, “There’s nothing to talk about.”
“Qian Min, wait a minute.” Yang Yun grabbed He Qianmin’s arm and said, “Mom and Dad have something important to tell you.”
“What is it?” He Qianmin pursed his lips, then turned around and asked.
“After school later…..”
Yang Yun paused, then turned to look outside the door.
“I heard that Jiang Chen is back?”
“He came back during the first period.”
“How’s the situation? Was he injured?”
“There was a bandage on his hand, it doesn’t look too serious, but when encountering this kind of thing, I’m afraid it would take some time for anyone to adjust their mental state.”
There was chatter in the corridor, and two teachers walked in while chatting.
“Yesterday, the third year group had a meeting about this matter, saying…..Teacher He?” The teacher who walked in stopped talking, looked at He Qianmin beside Teacher He, and then at the He Yanfeng couple beside him, footsteps pausing: “This is?”
“The parents of our student.” Teacher He said with a smile: “Came to the school to find out about the student’s situation.”
The two teachers greeted the He Yanfeng couple, walked to their seats and sat down. Since there were other people around, they paused in their talk.
“How about this.” Teacher He said: “The small conference room next door is empty, and no one will go there during this period. Why don’t you go to the small conference room to talk, Mr. He?”
He Yanfeng: “I’m sorry for the trouble.”
Yang Yun took He Qianmin’s hand and said softly: “Mom and Dad really have something very important to tell you, and we also came here today to apologize to you, can you give us this chance to ask for forgiveness?”
He Qianmin pursed his lips, turned around and followed into the small conference room.
Teacher He took them to the conference room, stood at the door and said, “Then I will leave you to it.”
Yang Yun smiled and said, “I’m sorry to trouble you today.”
“It is of no matter.” Teacher He smiled, and when the door was half closed, he thought of something, stopped and said, “Mr. He, Mrs. He, I want to ask you something.”
He Qianmin found a random place to sit down, and raised his head upon hearing this. Yang Yun, “Please go ahead?”
“Excuse me…..but do you know the student Jiang Chen?”
“Jiang Chen?” Yang Yun was taken aback for a moment, and He Yanfeng asked, “Why does Teacher He ask this?”
“It’s like this.” Teacher He thought for a while, and said, “Before, He Qianmin got in a fight with our class’s Shi Ao, I asked him to call his guardians over, but the one who came was Jiang Chen from class 1 of the third year. They both said that they are brothers, but I went to class 1 of the third year to ask about the situation, and it seems that Jiang Chen and He Qianmin are not related…..”
Seeing that He Yanfeng and Yang Yun had different expressions, Teacher He explained: “Student He Qianmin’s parents, I don’t want to blame the children for this, and I don’t want you to blame the children for it. I just want to ask whether there is a lack of communication at home, or whether you are a bit too strict on him, so he chose not to notify you when he needed to call his guardians, and instead found a child of around the same age to pretend to be——”
“Jiang Chen is indeed Qian Min’s older brother.” He Yanfeng smiled lightly, interrupting Teacher He, “This matter is a bit complicated to explain, please forgive us for not being able to tell you the specifics, but my son did not lie.”
Teacher He paused, then hesitated, “Jiang Chen is He Qianmin’s older brother?”
Teacher He was relieved: “I thought the child was worried about letting his parents know and getting scolded. If that’s the case, I won’t say more and leave time to you.”
The door was gently closed, and the small conference room fell into silence.
“If you have nothing to say, I’ll go back to the classroom.” He Qianmin stood up and said.
He Yanfeng pressed his shoulders, sat down next to him and said, “Please explain what your classroom teacher said just now.”
He Qianmin lowered his head and took out his mobile phone, narrowing his eyes slightly: “I don’t want you two to come to my school, so I had my brother come instead. Does this even need an explanation?”
Through the conversation with He Qianmin’s homeroom teacher, He Yanfeng could see that Teacher He was serious and responsible, but at the same time might also be too serious and suspicious. It was impossible for such a person to believe He Qianmin just because he said so.
He Yanfeng said: “How did you convince your homeroom teacher that you are brothers?”
He Qianmin: “Shi Ao called Shi Fengyue, and Shi Fengyue has a good relationship with my brother, so he naturally helped us cover.”
Hearing that it was Shi Fengyue, He Yanfeng let go of most of his doubts. Jiang Chen had a good relationship with Shi Fengyue and Li Nanfeng. He heard that during this investigation, Shi Fengyue used the military GPS coverage system for Jiang Chen without submitting an application, and even used satellite monitoring. This move caused dissatisfaction among many people, and he had to ask his older brother He Yanjun, and together with the Shi family they suppressed this matter.
“Why did you come to see me?” He Qianmin said indifferently: “If you want me to go home, then forget it. I don’t want to go back and see He Qianjian’s hypocritical face.”
“Son, we apologize to you.” He Yanfeng patted him on the shoulder and said: “We have been ignoring your feelings before, and we didn’t seriously think about what you said. We were wrong. Can you forgive us?”
He Qianmin looked up: “What do you mean by seriously thinking about what I said?”
“Do you still remember the details of your car accident?” He Yanfeng’s tone was calm and solemn: “Talk to Dad again, and explain every detail clearly.”
He Qianmin hesitated for a moment, but repeated the scene that had been repeated countless times, and said half-believingly, “Do you believe what I say?”
“Your brother…..Xiao Chen sent us a video.” He Yanfeng said mildly: “It’s the surveillance video of your hand being cut by a fruit knife that suddenly appeared at your last class reunion.”
“My brother? Why would he have that video? I went to the club the next day, and the surveillance camera skipped that part…..” He Qianmin paused: “But my brother’s ability could indeed help me find the video…..Because of this, you suddenly believe what I said before?”
Yang Yun gently touched He Qianmin’s face, and said softly, “I’m sorry, that Mom and Dad didn’t believe you before.”
“It’s hard for normal people to believe this kind of thing.” He Qianmin laughed lowly, suppressing the slight sting in his nose, and raised his head: “I blamed you before, but I don’t blame you now, so you don’t have to blame yourself. But I won’t go back with you either.”
He Qianmin shook his head: “It’s not me going against you two, nor is it an adolescent rebellion, I just want to spend more time with my brother, so if you came here today for this matter, then there is nothing to say anymore.”
“Are you going to never come home for the rest of your life?” He Yanfeng asked with his arms crossed.
“I will go back every holiday and attend every month’s gathering at Grandpa’s place.” He Qianmin said: “You can also come to see me at school if you want.”
He Yanfeng said: “Even if your brother lives at home and is in the room next to yours, you still won’t come back?”
He Qianmin sneered: “Is where He Qianjian lives any of my business?”
“I’m talking about Jiang Chen.” He Yanfeng said: “Your brother, Jiang Chen.”
“My brother?” He Qianmin paused, sat up straight subtly, and asked casually, “Why would my brother live in our house?”
He Yanfeng glanced at the time: “There is still ten minutes before class ends, you go and call your brother over first, while your mother and I will wait for you in the car. We will have dinner later together, and you’ll know then.”
After the end of class bell rang, He Qianmin walked in as soon as the teacher left the classroom.
This semester, He Qianmin came to see Jiang Chen almost five times a week. Not only do the students in class 1 of the third year of high school already know him, they also knew that he was Jiang Chen’s younger brother. A boy who saw him come in laughed: “God Jiang, your little brother is here.”
Shen Xu raised his hand, raised his eyebrows and said with a smile: “Little Brother Min, here to find your big brothers, eh?”
He Qianmin rolled his eyes at him. Jiang Chen raised his eyes and smiled, “You had physical education class? Coming over so fast.”
“Self-study.” He Qianmin said: “My parents are here, they are at the school gate now, and told me to ask you to have dinner together.”
Jiang Chen’s hand holding the book paused, and said, “Wait for me to pack up.”
“If your parents are here, then what should we do for dinner?” Shen Xu: “Are we going together?”
He Qianmin pursed his lips and said, “Come if you want.”
“No, no, forget it, Huo Bo and I will just eat something casually.” Shen Xu shrank his neck and said curiously: “But if your parents came to look for you, what are they doing calling Jiangzi along for?”
He Qianmin’s eyes flickered slightly: “I don’t know.”
Shen Xu stroked his chin and guessed: “Is it because you ran away from home and now live in the same neighborhood as Jiangzi, and your parents came to question him? Or do they want to thank Jiangzi for taking care of you during this time? Or…..”
“Tell Huo Bo that we will meet up tomorrow, and your study sessions will start back up tomorrow.” Jiang Chen interrupted Shen Xu, stood up and said to He Qianmin, “Let’s go.”
Shen Xu’s eyes lit up, he stood up and waved his hands: “Eat well and have fun, see you later God Jiang!”
Just before stepping out the school gate, He Qianmin stopped and said, “Big Brother, have you ever thought about why my parents are looking for you?”
Jiang Chen turned around: “You know?”
He Qianmin pursed his lower lip, avoiding Jiang Chen’s gaze: “I don’t know.”
Jiang Chen: “So we’ll know later.”
“What if it’s not a good thing?” He Qianmin grabbed Jiang Chen’s arm: “If what they came to find you for is not a good thing for you, what should we do?”
“Then resolve it.”