While he was speaking with his little brother Shun, Shin didn't hold her eyes to look behind at the phone Shun had been staring for the entire time to jump toward his couch. "So what are you doing?" Without waiting for Shun to answer, he had taken the phone and saw Li Lian's phone number.
"Are you going to call Rian?" He asked curiosity brimming at his eyes.
"I was but it's already midnight." He tied to reason but felt his words would fell deaf on his brother's ears and it did, "Just call her, she would be fine anyway." Then he took the phone and pushed the call button to throw it over Shun's hands when the call went through.
The call started long and Shin who had been sticking out his ears to overhear couldn't hear a thing until suddenly Li Lian's voice resounded. "Hello? brother?"
Shun pushed his brother's face away and greeted. "Rian, is now the right time?" A pause fleeted for a moment when Li Lian replied, "No problem, brother what is it?" Shun begin to scratch his cheeks. With the years passed by when they hadn't talk to each other made him hard to keep up a conversation. Since his childhood, he had a younger sister and an older brother. They weren't siblings with their little sister but with the way they had brought up together, they had tied an inseparateable tie of a sibling.
They didn't want to agree when Li Lian decided to move to China but when they heard how heir grandfather scolded them to remind that Li Lian went to find her blood related parents. Frankly he felt bitter and couldn't agree to her choice of leaving but he could understand the longing of having a blood related family especially when Li Lian often felt lonely.
"Brother?" Li Lian called again as she heard no reply from Shun.
"Rian, have you talk with your husband about yourself?" He spoke bluntly where Shin wrinkled his brows on his brother's straightforwardness.
"Yes." Unexpectedly he one words were like a bomb to her brothers. "Yes? What yes?" This time Shin spoke as he took Shun's phone from the owner.
"I told him about everything and he said he knew." Then came again the silence she expected.
"How he knows? What is he? Wait he know who, you being the granddaughter of old man or Ryouma family?" Shin interrogated. Normally people like Li Jun Wei wouldn't know of the family in the underworld unless, he was one.
Li Lian wondered where she should start and instead said, "He knows grandfather and grandfather know him. The details are long so you could ask brother Kei and grandfather. Rather than that brother you seem to forget something." Her voice came cold at the last sentence she spoke.
"What is it? It's not important now! Let me speak to your husband! He was lying all this time?!" Shun yelled.
"What is not important? Your gun! Your gun!" She repeated twice for his brother to remember. "Also, he's not lying you know, I didn't ask him and I haven't told him anything of myself. When are you going to come back and take back your gun? You know well I don't have a firearm certificate, don't you? I could be send to jail!" She scolded her brother and Shin felt he became smaller and smaller from being scold. "In the first place how did you come with a gun to China? It doesn't make sense."
"Well, before meeting you I went to 'greet' a few people and they kindly let me borrow their gun for a few days." The greeting and the people he mentioned were the people related to the underworlds. Giving a sigh Li Lian spoke, "Just what kind of people will borrow you gun?" She asked but wasn't in particular waiting for their answer. "Any way come back fast and take your gun back I can't possibly discard this on my own."
"Well, about that." Shin murmured and met his brother's gaze. "Right now we can't go anywhere from house."
Li Lian crossed her arm and lift her brows, "In short you two are under house arrest?" As she asked Shun snatched his phone back and spoke. "No, it's not us but him. He's under house arrest for doing reckless thing again." He recalled the scene where his brother came with a happy face to visit a branch family's house only to create a ruckus and knocked people black to blue. The reason was because the people bring up their grandfather's name out of nowhere for being treachery. In the underworld, rumors fly faster than the wind and it was easy to became fuel for people to start war. When it was true his behavior was for a reason, it was also wrong for him to do it that way.
"He should learn his lesson by now." He added while giving Shin a glance and saw him sulking while pouting his lips. To Shin he felt what he did wasn't wrong, the world of Yakuza is where stronger is the fittest. Like in jungle, they hunt each other while hunting for preys. To him, if one dared to make empty rumors regarding his grandfather are one way ticket for the people to feel the power of his fist.
"Is grandfather alright? How is he now?" Li Lian had her voice lowed as she asked, she had done many things she would have to apologize to her grandfather now.
"He is fine, he's gotten a few more gray hairs than before but his agility in beating Shin hasn't change." Shun joked and lifted Li Lian to laugh.
"Please leave a message from me to grandfather." Li Lian wondered what she should say as she have many words left unsaid and chose one after a consideration. "Tell him that, I miss him."
"Okay." Shun casted his gaze to his led shoulder and looked up to the maple tree he could see through the circular wooden window. Inhaling a breath he spoke, "Rian, remember the attack that happened days ago?"
Li Lian gave a nod of her head. "Yes, I do." She thought his brother would have done something about it but with how he used his serious tone, he called not to tell her news but a warning. And she was correct.
"When we came to find the ringleader, we found the man to die soon after in his base. There is a high possibility they killed him to make sure he wouldn't speak anything regarding your attack." Li Lian drew her brows, who? "I want you to be careful. An extra protection surely will not do you a harm. If you could, talk to your husband too about this. I trust you to him and I want him to protect you like his role as your husband." Li Lian glanced behind to find Li Jun Wei's eyes which had followed her the entire time and had their gazes locked.