Chapter 541 – Second Brother-in-law’s Call

On this day, Lu Xia was in class writing farewell messages for her classmates.

This was something Lu Xia came up with first. She thought that after graduation in this era, almost everyone would return to their hometowns to work. It was uncertain if they would see each other again, so she created something similar to the modern classmates’ yearbook to let her classmates write farewell messages as a keepsake.

As a result, other classmates saw it and started doing the same. Gradually, this thing spread in the graduating class of their senior year, and even Jiang Junmo’s class knew about it.

So, currently, the entire graduating class of their senior year had started the trend of writing graduation booklets.

And on this day, while Lu Xia was leaving messages for her classmates, the counselor came over and asked her to go to the office to answer a call.

Lu Xia found it strange, who would call the school to look for her?

But when she arrived at the office and picked up the phone, she was surprised to find out that it was her second brother-in-law.

“Second brother-in-law, are you looking for me?”

“Yes, sister-in-law, do you have time to come over? I have a case here that involves you, and I need you to come and understand the situation.”

Lu Xia felt puzzled after hearing this. “What case? How is it related to me?”

“It’s not convenient to talk on the phone. Can you come over as soon as possible?”

Upon hearing this, Lu Xia remembered that she was still at school at the moment and there were people around her. It was indeed inconvenient to talk about it, so she said, “Alright, I’ll come over right away.”

After hanging up the phone and thanking the counselor, Lu Xia went downstairs, intending to walk outside the school.

But just as she hadn’t gone far, she suddenly realized that she hadn’t informed Jiang Junmo. So she turned around and went to find him first.

When she arrived at the building where the architecture department’s classrooms were, Jiang Junmo was also busy writing in the yearbook.

Before Lu Xia could call her, Zhou Yan saw her and informed Jiang Junmo directly.

Jiang Junmo raised her eyebrows when she saw her coming, put down her pen, and walked out of the classroom.

“Why are you here? Do you need something from me?”

Lu Xia shook her head. “It’s nothing. I just wanted to tell you that Second Brother-in-law called me just now. He said there’s a case related to me and asked me to come and understand the situation.”

“What? What case? How is it related to you?”

Lu Xia shook her head again. “I don’t know either. He didn’t say. He just told me to come and find out.”

Jiang Junmo nodded. “Alright, I’ll go back and get ready, then accompany you.”

Lu Xia wanted to refuse but Jiang Junmo had already gone back.

She didn’t insist and thought, well, he would worry even if I didn’t let him come.

So Lu Xia waited for her to get ready. They both left the school together and took a car to the city’s police station.

When they arrived, her Second Brother-in-law was already waiting at the entrance.

His expression was very serious.

Lu Xia felt a sense of unease when she saw him. She had a feeling that something was not right.

Jiang Junmo asked directly, “Second Brother-in-law, what’s going on? How is the case related to Xiao Xia?”

Second Brother-in-law shook his head. “I can’t reveal the specifics right now because it involves people we know. I’m not the one interrogating in this case. Colleagues will take care of it later, and you just need to tell the truth.”

Upon hearing this, Lu Xia felt even more uneasy. They used the term “interrogation,” could this mean the matter was serious?

Lu Xia carefully recalled. Recently, she had been at school all the time. The only things she was involved with were two investments. Could it be that something went wrong with the business?

But her second brother-in-law didn’t say anything more.

Because it involved people they knew, he had left through the back door and not arrested anyone, so they couldn’t interfere with what would happen next.

After Lu Xia went in, she was taken to a dark room.

Jiang Junmo was left outside.

She couldn’t help but feel nervous and scared. The unknown was always so hard to endureā€¦


Chapter 542 – Interrogation


After waiting for a while, the officer in charge of the interrogation finally appeared, making Lu Xia increasingly restless.

He was a man in his early thirties, tall with a stern expression and sharp eyes that seemed to exert a certain pressure when he looked at her.

As he sat down and coldly stared at Lu Xia, it made her even more nervous.

Fortunately, it seemed like he could tell she was nervous. He forced a smile to comfort her, saying, “Comrade Lu Xia, right? Hello, I am in charge of this case. My surname is Lin, you can call me Officer Lin. No need to be nervous. Because the case involves your family, we need to understand your situation.”

Lu Xia was surprised when she heard this. Her family?

It definitely wasn’t related to the Jiang family, so it could only be the Lu family?

So, was it the Lu family causing trouble?

Before she could think it through, Officer Lin said, “Comrade Lu, could you please introduce yourself?”

Lu Xia nodded. “My name is Lu Xia, 25 years old, married, and have four children. I am currently a senior student majoring in English at Peking University.”

Officer Lin nodded, apparently already aware of this basic information.

He then asked her some more questions about her situation. After recording the information, he looked at her and asked, “I see that you were sent to the countryside in 1973. Can you tell me about it? I heard that you had already found a job at that time. Why were you sent to the countryside again?”

Lu Xia felt a pang of anxiety at hearing this unexpected question. She hadn’t expected them to dig this deep. Indeed, one should not underestimate the resources of the state.

She guessed that the issue involving the Lu family must be significant, or they wouldn’t have investigated so thoroughly.

So, without hiding anything, she explained her involvement with the Lu family.

“Because my family wanted to give my job to my eldest sister, they signed me up to go to the countryside without my knowledge.”

“But you resisted?”

“Yes.” Lu Xia nodded and admitted, “I sold my job, and going to the countryside became inevitable. Besides, there were benefits to it. If I stayed, they would continue to exploit me. After going to the countryside and having money, I could live my own life.”

Upon hearing her describe the Lu family as exploiters, Officer Lin looked at her again. “Your relationship with them isn’t good.”

It wasn’t a question but a statement.

Lu Xia nodded. “That’s right. They don’t care about me at all. My eldest sister is the favored one as the first child. The younger brother and sister are twins, so they are also favored. I, as the second child, am considered superfluous. I used to hope for my parents’ love when I was young, but after they signed me up for the countryside, that familial bond was severed for me.”

“So, you didn’t contact them after returning to the city.”

“That’s correct.”

“But the information I have received says that you once had your husband threaten them.”

“Yes.” Knowing that she shouldn’t hide anything at this point, Lu Xia nodded and admitted, “I unexpectedly encountered my younger sister, Lu Qiu, at that time. She told me that our parents from the Lu family knew that I had made something of myself and planned to cause a scene at my school, intending to threaten me for money and continue being their good daughter. I refused, so I had someone scare them. After that, they didn’t dare to come to me.”

Officer Lin nodded, not stating whether it was right or wrong. Instead, he continued, “You mentioned that your sister, Lu Qiu, came to see you. Did she specifically come to find you?”

“No, we just coincidentally ran into each other outside,” Lu Xia truthfully replied.

“What did you talk about?”

“Not much, just about the Lu family’s situation over the years. Then she told me she was getting married and invited me to the wedding. I declined. Before leaving, she informed me about the Lu family’s plan to cause a scene at my school.”

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