Chapter 54: Aren't We A Family?

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"Yes, I have to rest well and get better, only then can I protect you." Xia Qingwei held onto Lu Man's hand remorsefully. "Originally, I thought that leaving you with the Lu Family was for your own good. No matter how heartless your father was to me, you were still his own flesh and blood, so I believed that he wouldn't mistreat you and being with him would be better off than suffering with me. Yet, who knew that he barely has any shred of humanity left in him!"

However, Lu Man felt that Lu Qiyuan was not inhumane. It was just that he gave all of his love and sympathy to Xia Qingyang and Lu Qi, thus there was none left for her and Xia Qingwei.

"Man Man, tell me the truth. What 'hurting someone' or 'going to jail'? What exactly is going on?" Xia Qingwei asked.

Thus Lu Man had to tell her everything in detail. "After I woke up, the lamp that had injured someone was in my hands and Lu Qi was nowhere to be found. Hence, I knew that they were probably trying to frame me, so I quickly ran away. But who'd have known that they would still refuse to give up."

"Those bastards!" Fury burned up in Xia Qingwei's eyes. Lu Man was his daughter too, yet he ill-treated her so badly!

She had been pregnant with Lu Man for 10 months, thus for her, her daughter was more important than her own life!

Hence, Xia Qingwei's heart ached.

"Mom, don't get too agitated, don't forget that your heart isn't well and you've just finished an operation. I have explained everything to you in detail as I was afraid that you will get angry in case I had lied to you. Yet, you are furious upon hearing the truth, do you want me to worry to death?" Lu Man hurriedly tried to soothe Xia Qingwei. "Mom, you're all that I have now. If anything is to happen to you, who will love me?"

"Right." Xia Qingwei took a couple of deep breaths before she managed to calm down. "Even though your dad doesn't treat you as his daughter anymore, I'm still here. Mom will always love you."

Lu Man smiled and nodded. "That's right. If anything, I still need you to help me take charge of the situation."

After finally calming down and comforting Xia Qingwei, Lu Man quickly went to brush her teeth. After that, she went to the hospital canteen to buy some porridge for Xia Qingwei.

Since Xia Qingwei had recently undergone an operation, she could not eat anything else.

Moreover, now she also needed to have someone around to help her. Hence Lu Man could not even go back home to prepare something better her. Only when Xia Qingwei would recover a little, she could leave for a moment.

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On Wednesday, probably afraid that others would beat him to it, Tang Zi took advantage of the 9 o'clock peak hour, when everyone was on their way to work, and released the photos and video he had taken, including the recording that Lu Man had passed to him.

All these concrete evidence not only proved that Lu Man was forced to be a scapegoat but also solidified the matter that Lu Qi cheated with Lu Man's ex-boyfriend.

There were even some "do-gooders" who really went to find the after-sales of Brand C and discovered that the serial number of Lu Qi's bracelet and the engraving on it, and immediately uploaded it on the Internet.

However, Tang Zi first sought Lu Man's permission, before releasing the news, and Lu Man was completely alright with revealing all these, even if it would involve her.

"This matter will have a grave impact on Lu Qi. I, on the other hand, won't be affected that much. Let the netizens dig if they want to. Hopefully, they might even dig up how Xia Qingyang ruined my mother's marriage and how the Lu Family has been bullying me." Since the impact that it would have on Lu Qi was more beneficial than detrimental.

"Great! Hearing these words, I can freely do whatever I want." Tang Zi rolled up his sleeves, planning to put on a big show.

Eventually, Lu Qi found out about this matter but only after hearing it from her manager. She almost went crazy upon taking a look at the uproar on the Internet.

"Dad, Mom, how could Elder Sis do this! She's clearly laying down a trap for us! It's alright that she doesn't like me and is trying to frame me, but how could she do this to you... Dad too? What would others think of us after hearing this recording? Hasn't Dad already suffered enough yesterday? Because of her, were we not already humiliated enough? How could she try to frame us like this! Aren't we her family?" Lu Qi cried. She was genuinely crying.

She was crying over her future acting career; it was very likely that she would never be able to make a comeback ever again.

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