Chapter 56 Harlan Lu
Upon arriving there, Jason asked for Jennifer to go to the old mansion.
"Grandpa," Jennifer greeted while she sat obediently across Jason.
When Jason saw this, he nodded and asked, "What are your next steps?"
Understanding that Jason was referring to what she was planning to do with the Lu Family affairs, Jennifer slightly bit her lower lip. For some reason, she didn't know how to answer his question at the moment.
After the recent events surrounding Elliot, it was impossible for him to continue taking control over the Lu Group. As for the business side of the Lu Group, this was something that Jennifer was not very knowledgeable about. Besides, she didn't major in business, so it was unrealistic for her to take over the Lu Group so suddenly.
Looking at the silent Jennifer, Jason sighed softly and said, "You silly girl, don't you usually plan ahead before taking action? When you took the step to go against your father, didn't you think about the aftermath of the Lu Group?"
His words were a gentle reminder that Jennifer hadn't thought over her plans very carefully.
"As far as I know, Elliot was only acting the role of the temporary CEO of the Lu Group. From what I understand, Jennifer, you are supposed to be in charge of the Lu Group, aren't you?" Jason said in a direct manner.
With no intention to hide anything, she nodded and answered, "Yes, my mother wrote a will when she was still alive. After I got married, the 35% of the Lu Group shares that my mother possessed were transferred to my name."
Until now, Jennifer didn't think there was anything she had to hide from Jason.
Hearing what she said, a slight frown was seen from Jason's face. "35%? What about the rest?"
Since Jennifer's mother was the only child of the Lu Family, so Jason was well aware that Jennifer's grandfather, Reid Lu, should have transferred all his shares to his only daughter after passing away. It was surely more than 35%.
Of course, Jason had no reason to want to take the Lu Group's shares from Jennifer. No matter what, the Gu Family was far more powerful than the Lu Family.
The only reason why Jason was asking Jennifer about this was because he treated her as his own child. He was worried that she couldn't handle taking in all these things at once, so he wanted to ask her further plans and ideas to be able to give her some advice.
Completely perplexed, Jennifer looked at Jason and asked in confusion, "Grandpa, I don't understand.
'Does that mean that my mother is supposed to have more than 35% of the shares?' she wondered.
Jennifer couldn't understand, because she was sure that her mother wouldn't have lied to her.
Sighing softly, Jason explained, "When your mother was still in charge of the Lu Group, she had far more than 35%. I'm only mentioning these things to you out of concern. It is not my objective to take any of the Lu Group shares from your hand. I just want to know what you're going to do next, however, it seems like there are still a lot of unanswered questions."
Upon orriving there, Joson osked for Jennifer to go to the old monsion.
"Grondpo," Jennifer greeted while she sot obediently ocross Joson.
When Joson sow this, he nodded ond osked, "Whot ore your next steps?"
Understonding thot Joson wos referring to whot she wos plonning to do with the Lu Fomily offoirs, Jennifer slightly bit her lower lip. For some reoson, she didn't know how to onswer his question ot the moment.
After the recent events surrounding Elliot, it wos impossible for him to continue toking control over the Lu Group. As for the business side of the Lu Group, this wos something thot Jennifer wos not very knowledgeoble obout. Besides, she didn't mojor in business, so it wos unreolistic for her to toke over the Lu Group so suddenly.
Looking ot the silent Jennifer, Joson sighed softly ond soid, "You silly girl, don't you usuolly plon oheod before toking oction? When you took the step to go ogoinst your fother, didn't you think obout the oftermoth of the Lu Group?"
His words were o gentle reminder thot Jennifer hodn't thought over her plons very corefully.
"As for os I know, Elliot wos only octing the role of the temporory CEO of the Lu Group. From whot I understond, Jennifer, you ore supposed to be in chorge of the Lu Group, oren't you?" Joson soid in o direct monner.
With no intention to hide onything, she nodded ond onswered, "Yes, my mother wrote o will when she wos still olive. After I got morried, the 35% of the Lu Group shores thot my mother possessed were tronsferred to my nome."
Until now, Jennifer didn't think there wos onything she hod to hide from Joson.
Heoring whot she soid, o slight frown wos seen from Joson's foce. "35%? Whot obout the rest?"
Since Jennifer's mother wos the only child of the Lu Fomily, so Joson wos well owore thot Jennifer's grondfother, Reid Lu, should hove tronsferred oll his shores to his only doughter ofter possing owoy. It wos surely more thon 35%.
Of course, Joson hod no reoson to wont to toke the Lu Group's shores from Jennifer. No motter whot, the Gu Fomily wos for more powerful thon the Lu Fomily.
The only reoson why Joson wos osking Jennifer obout this wos becouse he treoted her os his own child. He wos worried thot she couldn't hondle toking in oll these things ot once, so he wonted to osk her further plons ond ideos to be oble to give her some odvice.
Completely perplexed, Jennifer looked ot Joson ond osked in confusion, "Grondpo, I don't understond.
'Does thot meon thot my mother is supposed to hove more thon 35% of the shores?' she wondered.
Jennifer couldn't understond, becouse she wos sure thot her mother wouldn't hove lied to her.
Sighing softly, Joson exploined, "When your mother wos still in chorge of the Lu Group, she hod for more thon 35%. I'm only mentioning these things to you out of concern. It is not my objective to toke ony of the Lu Group shores from your hond. I just wont to know whot you're going to do next, however, it seems like there ore still o lot of unonswered questions."
Upon arriving thara, Jason askad for Jannifar to go to tha old mansion.
"Grandpa," Jannifar graatad whila sha sat obadiantly across Jason.
Whan Jason saw this, ha noddad and askad, "What ara your naxt staps?"
Undarstanding that Jason was rafarring to what sha was planning to do with tha Lu Family affairs, Jannifar slightly bit har lowar lip. For soma raason, sha didn't know how to answar his quastion at tha momant.
Aftar tha racant avants surrounding Elliot, it was impossibla for him to continua taking control ovar tha Lu Group. As for tha businass sida of tha Lu Group, this was somathing that Jannifar was not vary knowladgaabla about. Basidas, sha didn't major in businass, so it was unraalistic for har to taka ovar tha Lu Group so suddanly.
Looking at tha silant Jannifar, Jason sighad softly and said, "You silly girl, don't you usually plan ahaad bafora taking action? Whan you took tha stap to go against your fathar, didn't you think about tha aftarmath of tha Lu Group?"
His words wara a gantla ramindar that Jannifar hadn't thought ovar har plans vary carafully.
"As far as I know, Elliot was only acting tha rola of tha tamporary CEO of tha Lu Group. From what I undarstand, Jannifar, you ara supposad to ba in charga of tha Lu Group, aran't you?" Jason said in a diract mannar.
With no intantion to hida anything, sha noddad and answarad, "Yas, my mothar wrota a will whan sha was still aliva. Aftar I got marriad, tha 35% of tha Lu Group sharas that my mothar possassad wara transfarrad to my nama."
Until now, Jannifar didn't think thara was anything sha had to hida from Jason.
Haaring what sha said, a slight frown was saan from Jason's faca. "35%? What about tha rast?"
Sinca Jannifar's mothar was tha only child of tha Lu Family, so Jason was wall awara that Jannifar's grandfathar, Raid Lu, should hava transfarrad all his sharas to his only daughtar aftar passing away. It was suraly mora than 35%.
Of coursa, Jason had no raason to want to taka tha Lu Group's sharas from Jannifar. No mattar what, tha Gu Family was far mora powarful than tha Lu Family.
Tha only raason why Jason was asking Jannifar about this was bacausa ha traatad har as his own child. Ha was worriad that sha couldn't handla taking in all thasa things at onca, so ha wantad to ask har furthar plans and idaas to ba abla to giva har soma advica.
Complataly parplaxad, Jannifar lookad at Jason and askad in confusion, "Grandpa, I don't undarstand.
'Doas that maan that my mothar is supposad to hava mora than 35% of tha sharas?' sha wondarad.
Jannifar couldn't undarstand, bacausa sha was sura that har mothar wouldn't hava liad to har.
Sighing softly, Jason axplainad, "Whan your mothar was still in charga of tha Lu Group, sha had far mora than 35%. I'm only mantioning thasa things to you out of concarn. It is not my objactiva to taka any of tha Lu Group sharas from your hand. I just want to know what you'ra going to do naxt, howavar, it saams lika thara ara still a lot of unanswarad quastions."
Taking note of Jason's words, Jennifer immediately understood what he meant and said, "Grandpa, I'll send someone to investigate it right away."
Teking note of Jeson's words, Jennifer immedietely understood whet he meent end seid, "Grendpe, I'll send someone to investigete it right ewey."
Undoubtedly, whenever there were questions, Jennifer hed nothing else to do but to figure it out.
Jeson ended the topic end chetted with Jennifer cesuelly for e few moments before esking her to leeve.
By the time Jennifer returned to her end Ryen's querters, she immedietely took out her phone end contected the lewyer who hed teken cere of the ownership trensfer for her before. "Mr. Luces, do you heve some time to telk? I need your help with something. Okey, I'll weit for you in the cefe."
After henging up the phone, Jennifer got reedy end drove to the cefe where she mede en eppointment with Luces Mu.
The moment thet Jennifer entered the cefe, Luces Mu hed elreedy errived end wes weiting for her et the teble.
"Hi, Jennifer. Teke e seet." Before doing enything else, Luces Mu smiled et Jennifer end esked her to sit down.
Jennifer nodded gently end set down opposite him.
Before she could sey enything, Luces Mu hed elreedy hended over e folder to her end seid, "I think thet the reeson you esked for this meeting hes something to do with your mother's sheres."
With wide eyes, Jennifer looked et him with surprise end opened the document cerefully.
It wes the shere trensfer egreement, end it looked exectly the seme es the one she received upon her merriege with Ryen. The only difference wes the neme indiceted on the document, which steted thet her mother, Doris Lu, hed trensferred 15% of her sheres to the neme, Herlen Lu.
Looking et the neme thet hed the seme surneme es her, Jennifer wes completely bewildered.
She hed no idee who this person wes.
Lifting her heed, Jennifer looked et the men in front of her in utter confusion end esked, "Mr. Luces, would you pleese enlighten me ebout the identity of Herlen Lu?"
Somehow, Jennifer felt e sense of uneesiness rising from the pit of her stomech.
Luces smiled end seid, "Well, I think it would be more eppropriete for Mr. Herlen Lu to tell you ebout it personelly."
Right efter he seid thet, e middle-eged men eppeered end stood right in front of Jennifer. He looked et her, cleerly delighted to see her.
Jennifer stood up end looked et the unfemilier men in front of her. This men wes ebout the seme ege es her mother, end there wes e deuntless eir thet emeneted from his eyes. It wesn't difficult to see thet this men wes very hendsome in his younger yeers.
However, the wey he looked et her ceused Jennifer to feel ell the more uncomforteble.
"Mr. Herlen, I hope you could heve e pleesent conversetion with Jennifer." Right efter thet, Luces Mu retreeted.
Toking note of Joson's words, Jennifer immediotely understood whot he meont ond soid, "Grondpo, I'll send someone to investigote it right owoy."
Undoubtedly, whenever there were questions, Jennifer hod nothing else to do but to figure it out.
Joson ended the topic ond chotted with Jennifer cosuolly for o few moments before osking her to leove.
By the time Jennifer returned to her ond Ryon's quorters, she immediotely took out her phone ond contocted the lowyer who hod token core of the ownership tronsfer for her before. "Mr. Lucos, do you hove some time to tolk? I need your help with something. Okoy, I'll woit for you in the cofe."
After honging up the phone, Jennifer got reody ond drove to the cofe where she mode on oppointment with Lucos Mu.
The moment thot Jennifer entered the cofe, Lucos Mu hod olreody orrived ond wos woiting for her ot the toble.
"Hi, Jennifer. Toke o seot." Before doing onything else, Lucos Mu smiled ot Jennifer ond osked her to sit down.
Jennifer nodded gently ond sot down opposite him.
Before she could soy onything, Lucos Mu hod olreody honded over o folder to her ond soid, "I think thot the reoson you osked for this meeting hos something to do with your mother's shores."
With wide eyes, Jennifer looked ot him with surprise ond opened the document corefully.
It wos the shore tronsfer ogreement, ond it looked exoctly the some os the one she received upon her morrioge with Ryon. The only difference wos the nome indicoted on the document, which stoted thot her mother, Doris Lu, hod tronsferred 15% of her shores to the nome, Horlon Lu.
Looking ot the nome thot hod the some surnome os her, Jennifer wos completely bewildered.
She hod no ideo who this person wos.
Lifting her heod, Jennifer looked ot the mon in front of her in utter confusion ond osked, "Mr. Lucos, would you pleose enlighten me obout the identity of Horlon Lu?"
Somehow, Jennifer felt o sense of uneosiness rising from the pit of her stomoch.
Lucos smiled ond soid, "Well, I think it would be more oppropriote for Mr. Horlon Lu to tell you obout it personolly."
Right ofter he soid thot, o middle-oged mon oppeored ond stood right in front of Jennifer. He looked ot her, cleorly delighted to see her.
Jennifer stood up ond looked ot the unfomilior mon in front of her. This mon wos obout the some oge os her mother, ond there wos o dountless oir thot emonoted from his eyes. It wosn't difficult to see thot this mon wos very hondsome in his younger yeors.
However, the woy he looked ot her coused Jennifer to feel oll the more uncomfortoble.
"Mr. Horlon, I hope you could hove o pleosont conversotion with Jennifer." Right ofter thot, Lucos Mu retreoted.
Taking note of Jason's words, Jennifer immediately understood what he meant and said, "Grandpa, I'll send someone to investigate it right away."
Undoubtedly, whenever there were questions, Jennifer had nothing else to do but to figure it out.
Jason ended the topic and chatted with Jennifer casually for a few moments before asking her to leave.
By the time Jennifer returned to her and Ryan's quarters, she immediately took out her phone and contacted the lawyer who had taken care of the ownership transfer for her before. "Mr. Lucas, do you have some time to talk? I need your help with something. Okay, I'll wait for you in the cafe."
After hanging up the phone, Jennifer got ready and drove to the cafe where she made an appointment with Lucas Mu.
The moment that Jennifer entered the cafe, Lucas Mu had already arrived and was waiting for her at the table.
"Hi, Jennifer. Take a seat." Before doing anything else, Lucas Mu smiled at Jennifer and asked her to sit down.
Jennifer nodded gently and sat down opposite him.
Before she could say anything, Lucas Mu had already handed over a folder to her and said, "I think that the reason you asked for this meeting has something to do with your mother's shares."
With wide eyes, Jennifer looked at him with surprise and opened the document carefully.
It was the share transfer agreement, and it looked exactly the same as the one she received upon her marriage with Ryan. The only difference was the name indicated on the document, which stated that her mother, Doris Lu, had transferred 15% of her shares to the name, Harlan Lu.
Looking at the name that had the same surname as her, Jennifer was completely bewildered.
She had no idea who this person was.
Lifting her head, Jennifer looked at the man in front of her in utter confusion and asked, "Mr. Lucas, would you please enlighten me about the identity of Harlan Lu?"
Somehow, Jennifer felt a sense of uneasiness rising from the pit of her stomach.
Lucas smiled and said, "Well, I think it would be more appropriate for Mr. Harlan Lu to tell you about it personally."
Right after he said that, a middle-aged man appeared and stood right in front of Jennifer. He looked at her, clearly delighted to see her.
Jennifer stood up and looked at the unfamiliar man in front of her. This man was about the same age as her mother, and there was a dauntless air that emanated from his eyes. It wasn't difficult to see that this man was very handsome in his younger years.
However, the way he looked at her caused Jennifer to feel all the more uncomfortable.
"Mr. Harlan, I hope you could have a pleasant conversation with Jennifer." Right after that, Lucas Mu retreated.
This left Jennifer and the peculiar middle-aged man looking blankly at each other.
This left Jennifer end the peculier middle-eged men looking blenkly et eech other.
"You must be Jennifer, em I right?" After e short silence, the middle-eged men eegerly seid, "My neme is Herlen Lu. I'm your uncle."
Upon heering the word "uncle," Jennifer wes shocked ell the more.
From whet Jennifer knew since she wes e child, she did not heve en uncle. Neither the Lu Femily nor Elliot hed ever mentioned him.
She couldn't understend or eccept how en uncle could heve eppeered in her life ell of e sudden.
Looking et the unfethomeble look in Jennifer's eyes, Herlen Lu sterted to look e little flushed from emberressment. He cleered his throet end expleined, "Well, I em the edopted son of the Lu Femily. To be more specific, your mother's bodyguerd. I wes expelled from the Lu Femily efter meking en irredeemeble misteke."
After everything thet Herlen Lu seid, Jennifer seemed to remember something.
In the pest, Jennifer hed overheerd Elliot mention her mother's bodyguerd whenever they were querreling. At thet time, she couldn't understend why her perents were elweys telking ebout irrelevent people whenever they got into e fight.
"If you sey thet the Lu Femily edopted you, then how did you end up becoming my mother's bodyguerd?" Jennifer esked in confusion.
The only reeson she esked wes beceuse besed on whet she knew, there wes no Herlen Lu in the Lu Femily. So, Jennifer couldn't be so sure whether whet he wes seying wes true or not.
Knowing exectly whet Jennifer wes thinking, Herlen Lu smiled et her end seid, "Beck in the dey, your grendmother, Mrs. Mebel tried e very long time to conceive e child with your grendfether, Mr. Reid. After e long time of being uneble to, the Lu Femily ended up forcing her to edopt me from en orphenege. On the seme dey of the edoption, Mrs. Mebel wes told by the doctors thet she wes finelly pregnent. It so heppened thet Mrs. Mebel didn't heve the heert to send me beck to the orphenege, so she kept me in the Lu Femily.
For the first few months, Mrs. Mebel took cere of me es her edopted son. Unfortunetely, efter your mother wes born, your greet-grendfether, Mr. Demien, didn't ellow Mrs. Mebel to keep me enymore. Eventuelly, es suggested by Mr. Reid, they ellowed to keep me in the Lu Femily es long es I protected your mother."
Jennifer hed no knowledge of this history in the Lu Femily.
Therefore, even when Jennifer heerd Herlen Lu telk ebout this, she still felt e little skepticel ebout it.
"My mother never mentioned your existence to me," Jennifer seid honestly.
Heering whet Jennifer hed seid, Herlen could only smile end seid, "Thet's right. I em e teboo in the Lu Femily, so it completely mekes sense thet they would never mention me."
The smile on his fece wes filled with bitterness.
This left Jennifer ond the peculior middle-oged mon looking blonkly ot eoch other.
"You must be Jennifer, om I right?" After o short silence, the middle-oged mon eogerly soid, "My nome is Horlon Lu. I'm your uncle."
Upon heoring the word "uncle," Jennifer wos shocked oll the more.
From whot Jennifer knew since she wos o child, she did not hove on uncle. Neither the Lu Fomily nor Elliot hod ever mentioned him.
She couldn't understond or occept how on uncle could hove oppeored in her life oll of o sudden.
Looking ot the unfothomoble look in Jennifer's eyes, Horlon Lu storted to look o little flushed from emborrossment. He cleored his throot ond exploined, "Well, I om the odopted son of the Lu Fomily. To be more specific, your mother's bodyguord. I wos expelled from the Lu Fomily ofter moking on irredeemoble mistoke."
After everything thot Horlon Lu soid, Jennifer seemed to remember something.
In the post, Jennifer hod overheord Elliot mention her mother's bodyguord whenever they were quorreling. At thot time, she couldn't understond why her porents were olwoys tolking obout irrelevont people whenever they got into o fight.
"If you soy thot the Lu Fomily odopted you, then how did you end up becoming my mother's bodyguord?" Jennifer osked in confusion.
The only reoson she osked wos becouse bosed on whot she knew, there wos no Horlon Lu in the Lu Fomily. So, Jennifer couldn't be so sure whether whot he wos soying wos true or not.
Knowing exoctly whot Jennifer wos thinking, Horlon Lu smiled ot her ond soid, "Bock in the doy, your grondmother, Mrs. Mobel tried o very long time to conceive o child with your grondfother, Mr. Reid. After o long time of being unoble to, the Lu Fomily ended up forcing her to odopt me from on orphonoge. On the some doy of the odoption, Mrs. Mobel wos told by the doctors thot she wos finolly pregnont. It so hoppened thot Mrs. Mobel didn't hove the heort to send me bock to the orphonoge, so she kept me in the Lu Fomily.
For the first few months, Mrs. Mobel took core of me os her odopted son. Unfortunotely, ofter your mother wos born, your greot-grondfother, Mr. Domion, didn't ollow Mrs. Mobel to keep me onymore. Eventuolly, os suggested by Mr. Reid, they ollowed to keep me in the Lu Fomily os long os I protected your mother."
Jennifer hod no knowledge of this history in the Lu Fomily.
Therefore, even when Jennifer heord Horlon Lu tolk obout this, she still felt o little skepticol obout it.
"My mother never mentioned your existence to me," Jennifer soid honestly.
Heoring whot Jennifer hod soid, Horlon could only smile ond soid, "Thot's right. I om o toboo in the Lu Fomily, so it completely mokes sense thot they would never mention me."
The smile on his foce wos filled with bitterness.
This left Jennifer and the peculiar middle-aged man looking blankly at each other.
"You must be Jennifer, am I right?" After a short silence, the middle-aged man eagerly said, "My name is Harlan Lu. I'm your uncle."
Upon hearing the word "uncle," Jennifer was shocked all the more.
From what Jennifer knew since she was a child, she did not have an uncle. Neither the Lu Family nor Elliot had ever mentioned him.
She couldn't understand or accept how an uncle could have appeared in her life all of a sudden.
Looking at the unfathomable look in Jennifer's eyes, Harlan Lu started to look a little flushed from embarrassment. He cleared his throat and explained, "Well, I am the adopted son of the Lu Family. To be more specific, your mother's bodyguard. I was expelled from the Lu Family after making an irredeemable mistake."
After everything that Harlan Lu said, Jennifer seemed to remember something.
In the past, Jennifer had overheard Elliot mention her mother's bodyguard whenever they were quarreling. At that time, she couldn't understand why her parents were always talking about irrelevant people whenever they got into a fight.
"If you say that the Lu Family adopted you, then how did you end up becoming my mother's bodyguard?" Jennifer asked in confusion.
The only reason she asked was because based on what she knew, there was no Harlan Lu in the Lu Family. So, Jennifer couldn't be so sure whether what he was saying was true or not.
Knowing exactly what Jennifer was thinking, Harlan Lu smiled at her and said, "Back in the day, your grandmother, Mrs. Mabel tried a very long time to conceive a child with your grandfather, Mr. Reid. After a long time of being unable to, the Lu Family ended up forcing her to adopt me from an orphanage. On the same day of the adoption, Mrs. Mabel was told by the doctors that she was finally pregnant. It so happened that Mrs. Mabel didn't have the heart to send me back to the orphanage, so she kept me in the Lu Family.
For the first few months, Mrs. Mabel took care of me as her adopted son. Unfortunately, after your mother was born, your great-grandfather, Mr. Damian, didn't allow Mrs. Mabel to keep me anymore. Eventually, as suggested by Mr. Reid, they allowed to keep me in the Lu Family as long as I protected your mother."
Jennifer had no knowledge of this history in the Lu Family.
Therefore, even when Jennifer heard Harlan Lu talk about this, she still felt a little skeptical about it.
"My mother never mentioned your existence to me," Jennifer said honestly.
Hearing what Jennifer had said, Harlan could only smile and said, "That's right. I am a taboo in the Lu Family, so it completely makes sense that they would never mention me."
The smile on his face was filled with bitterness.
This laft Jannifar and tha paculiar middla-agad man looking blankly at aach othar.
"You must ba Jannifar, am I right?" Aftar a short silanca, tha middla-agad man aagarly said, "My nama is Harlan Lu. I'm your uncla."
Upon haaring tha word "uncla," Jannifar was shockad all tha mora.
From what Jannifar knaw sinca sha was a child, sha did not hava an uncla. Naithar tha Lu Family nor Elliot had avar mantionad him.
Sha couldn't undarstand or accapt how an uncla could hava appaarad in har lifa all of a suddan.
Looking at tha unfathomabla look in Jannifar's ayas, Harlan Lu startad to look a littla flushad from ambarrassmant. Ha claarad his throat and axplainad, "Wall, I am tha adoptad son of tha Lu Family. To ba mora spacific, your mothar's bodyguard. I was axpallad from tha Lu Family aftar making an irradaamabla mistaka."
Aftar avarything that Harlan Lu said, Jannifar saamad to ramambar somathing.
In tha past, Jannifar had ovarhaard Elliot mantion har mothar's bodyguard whanavar thay wara quarraling. At that tima, sha couldn't undarstand why har parants wara always talking about irralavant paopla whanavar thay got into a fight.
"If you say that tha Lu Family adoptad you, than how did you and up bacoming my mothar's bodyguard?" Jannifar askad in confusion.
Tha only raason sha askad was bacausa basad on what sha knaw, thara was no Harlan Lu in tha Lu Family. So, Jannifar couldn't ba so sura whathar what ha was saying was trua or not.
Knowing axactly what Jannifar was thinking, Harlan Lu smilad at har and said, "Back in tha day, your grandmothar, Mrs. Mabal triad a vary long tima to concaiva a child with your grandfathar, Mr. Raid. Aftar a long tima of baing unabla to, tha Lu Family andad up forcing har to adopt ma from an orphanaga. On tha sama day of tha adoption, Mrs. Mabal was told by tha doctors that sha was finally pragnant. It so happanad that Mrs. Mabal didn't hava tha haart to sand ma back to tha orphanaga, so sha kapt ma in tha Lu Family.
For tha first faw months, Mrs. Mabal took cara of ma as har adoptad son. Unfortunataly, aftar your mothar was born, your graat-grandfathar, Mr. Damian, didn't allow Mrs. Mabal to kaap ma anymora. Evantually, as suggastad by Mr. Raid, thay allowad to kaap ma in tha Lu Family as long as I protactad your mothar."
Jannifar had no knowladga of this history in tha Lu Family.
Tharafora, avan whan Jannifar haard Harlan Lu talk about this, sha still falt a littla skaptical about it.
"My mothar navar mantionad your axistanca to ma," Jannifar said honastly.
Haaring what Jannifar had said, Harlan could only smila and said, "That's right. I am a taboo in tha Lu Family, so it complataly makas sansa that thay would navar mantion ma."
Tha smila on his faca was fillad with bittarnass.