Edited and Proofread by KitKat
Unlike Qin Cheng Yi who was kept in the police station and the panicking Mo Liu Gui, Mo Di slept through the night peacefully.
The next day, the weather had begun to turn warm, much like the current support for Mo Di. After the scandal, Mo Di’s popularity soared, gaining him a large number of fans. Some were once Mo Liu Gui’s fans but most of them were passers-by who were only interested in the gossip at first. After following this matter to the end, they were truly disgusted with the Mo family and felt that Mo Di was quite a survivor. Since then, the public’s memories of the Mo family were refreshed and their previous deeds were dug up and mentioned over and over again until even those remotely related to them were also under scrutiny.
Mo Di’s unexpected popularity had garnered him over eighteen million fans. Even the game had almost ten million fans. Many came to know the game through the scandal but ended up getting addicted to it after succumbing to their curiosity.
Long time players of the game welcomed their new brethren and together, numerous more fan-sites were created. Many stated that the game was very well made and the most impressive aspect was the plot and gameplay, unlike other popular games that were only filled with beautiful graphics but had nothing else substantial. Game critics also mentioned that the game’s quality was far ahead of the runner-up team and as for the rest of the teams in the competition, it was a wall that they might not be able to overcome.
On the game’s Weibo account, many fans were screaming and asking for an update while a smaller group was just there for Mo Di. After the awards ceremony was broadcasted live in high-definition, those who had caught sight of Mo Di’s outstanding appearance immediately came to like his face. They commented that since there was no new update, he should give them a few selfies as compensation.
Seeing the opportunity to further promote the team, Zhao Chun’s mind had a jolt. She was in charge of their Weibo account and would, from time to time, post photos of the group working. Now onwards, she started deliberately posting photos with Mo Di in them. Of course this had to be approved by Mo Di prior to posting.
Four days later was the weekend. Mo Di took the train to find Mu Tian Heng.
Usually, Mu Tian Heng would definitely come to pick him but lately, he was very busy. He did not even have a lot of time to chat with him on the phone. Mo Di asked what he was busy with and Mu Tian Heng only told him that it was a big project and wanted to keep the details a secret until a later date.
Mo Di did not ask further into Mu Tian Heng’s work but he knew that to keep Mu Tian Heng this busy, it had to be something big.
When Mo Di arrived at Mu Tian Heng’s company, he was still in a meeting. While waiting for him in his office, Mo Di noted down the new layout for the game he had just thought of.
Just as Mu Tian Heng came out of the meeting, he saw Mo Di sitting in his office and typing intently on his laptop. He walked over briskly and rubbed his hair, “Have you waited for long?”
“No, just half an hour.” Mo Di raised his head and smiled at Mu Tian Heng, “Brother, are you done with the meeting?”
“En. Are you hungry?” Mu Tian Heng looked at his watch and saw that it was already 12:50, “What do you want for lunch?”
“I’m not hungry. I had a small piece of cake before coming here.”
Mo Di saved his file and closed his laptop. “Brother, let’s go for hotpot. We don’t have to wait long and it’s perfect for this cold weather.”
“Alright. There happens to be a newly opened hotpot restaurant nearby, do you want to try it?”
“Hm!” Mo Di nodded happily.
Mu Tian Heng drove Mo Di to the hotpot restaurant. As they entered, a few customers were ready to leave, opening up a table for them.
After reserving the place, Mo Di dragged Mu Tian Heng over to the snacks table to get some complimentary fruits and snacks. While waiting for his popcorn to pop, they happened to overhear a group discussing Qin Cheng Yi and Mo Liu Gui. Mo Di quickly put on his mask and walked away from the gossiping crowd.
Mu Tian Heng laughed at him. “Let me help you with the food.”
Mo Di thought about it and decided to let Mu Tian Heng dote on him, he nodded with a bright smile and said, “Thank you, brother.”
“Good boy.” Mu Tian Heng rubbed his hair gently.
The ingredients for the hotpot were quickly brought up and filled the whole table. There were all types of meat, vegetables, tofu, mushrooms, etc.
Mo Di began to add the items into the bubbling hot soup and waited for it to cook while drinking his milk tea.
Mu Tian Heng looked at him with content, “Is this piece done yet?”
“Let me see.”
Like an expert, Mo Di took a closer look at the piece of beef and dipped it twice into the soup before bringing it to Mu Tian Heng’s bowl, “It’s done. Brother, have a taste!”
Mu Tian Heng smiled and picked up the tender piece of meat that Mo Di gave to him, “I’m digging in.”
Mo Di’s smile deepened as he added more food to the sizzling pot.
The two of them had a hearty meal and at the end, Mo Di was in a body of sweat. His cheeks, ears, and neck were dyed red.
As they left the restaurant, Mo Di pulled up his mask and Mu Tian Heng helped him put on his scarf attentively. Fearing that he would be cold, Mu Tian Heng wrapped the scarf tightly around his neck.
Mo Di pulled the scarf down and panted, “Brother, it’s too tight.”
“You can take it off when we reach the car. It’s cold out and you’re still sweating, I don’t want you to catch a cold.” Mu Tian Heng rewrapped the scarf for him.
“… Ok.” Mo Di obeyed.
After lunch, they returned to Mu Tian Heng’s office. Mu Tian Heng’s office had a lounge attached which was fully furnished with a bed, sofa, wardrobe, and bathroom. Mo Di had several pieces of clothes in the wardrobe which he decided to change into to get rid of the lingering hotpot smell.
Similarly, Mu Tian Heng also had a change of clothes after a quick shower. There was going to be a meeting later and he couldn’t attend it smelling like hotpot.
When he was done, Mu Tian Heng went over to embrace Mo Di. He then kissed his cheeks, eyebrow, nose, and finally his lips.
Mo Di’s heart was beating like a drum but he still took the initiative to hug Mu Tian Heng’s waist.
They kissed passionately and at the end, Mu Tian Heng carried him to the bed. Mo Di could hear thunder roaring in his heart as blood rushed to his face.
“Take a nap with me, alright?” Mu Tian Heng kissed his forehead then wrapped him in his arms.
Turns out they were just going to take a nap…
Mo Di was ashamed of himself for having ‘yellow’ thoughts. He nodded and hid his blushing face.
Mu Tian Heng saw through his embarrassment and his heart melted. He pressed him against his chest and kissed his hair.
“The project I was busy with is almost done.”
Mo Di heard Mu Tian Heng’s gentle voice drifting over his head. He raised his neck to look at Mu Tian Heng who was lying on the same pillow as him.
Mu Tian Heng ruffled Mo Di’s hair and asked, “Do you want to know what that project is?”
Mo Di considered briefly before nodding honestly, “I do, but didn’t you say it was to be kept a secret?”
Mu Tian Heng propped himself up and leaned against the headboard. He pinched Mo Di’s cheek and smiled, “I’m in the process of acquiring the real estate and entertainment companies under the Qin Group.”
“!!!” Mo Di was flabbergasted.
Acquiring companies under the Qin Group?! Did he hear it right?!
Although the Qin’s entertainment and real estate ventures were not the basis of their income, it still accounted for almost thirty percent of the Qin Group’s total revenue and was definitely one of their most profitable businesses.
How could the Qin Group agree to the acquisition? And even if they did, the cost would be unimaginable. Even for someone like Mu Tian Heng who was the world’s third richest man, this amount was not something he would have ready in hand.
Mu Tian Heng knew what Mo Di was thinking and explained to him patiently, “This is not something I decided on a whim. I’ve been working on it for two months and now, everything is almost in place for the acquisition.”
Mo Di was speechless.
A perplexing emotion surged inside of him.
How could he not guess the reason behind everything that Mu Tian Heng did?
He had been preparing this move two months prior and the perfect chance only came after Qin Cheng Yi’s notoriety was exposed and weakened the Qin Group’s foundation. But for this to happen, Mu Tian Heng had to be targeting the Qin family from the start.
Mo Di did not believe that the reason Mu Tian Heng targeted them was for the acquisition because all the hard work that Mu Tian Heng had to go through would amount to nothing if the scandal did not happen. He was a talented entrepreneur, he would not spend time and resources on something if he could not maximize its profit. Therefore, although conceited, Mo Di could tell who Mu Tian Heng did this for.
He looked at Mu Tian Heng and said, “Brother, did you go against the Qin family to avenge me?”
With Qin Cheng Yi’s financial prowess greatly diminished, he could no longer ignore the law and harm Mo Di.
Mu Tian Heng did not answer his question directly. He let out a soft chuckle and said, “The Qin family is steeped in corruption and criminal activities. Their money is stained with the blood of countless people. They would’ve been exposed if it weren’t for the colluding officials and their powerful resources. This is just the beginning. Whether it was my doing or the government’s, it is all for the benefit of the people. You can also think of it simply as karma.”
Mo Di did not follow his words. He looked into Mu Tian Heng’s eyes and said, “So… You planned all this from the start, just for me…”
Mu Tian Heng’s eyes softened, he was about to say something when he heard Mo Di’s words.
“Thank you, brother.”
Thank you, brother.
He originally planned that after establishing his game company, only then would he go after the behemoth Qin Group. Never did he expect that there would be someone to plan this out and act for his sake.
Mo Di was not going to do the courteous dance with Mu Tian Heng and say anything unnecessary. He could only say ‘well done’ and be grateful to him.
No, it was not just gratitude he felt. Mo Di was also touched by the gesture and felt fortunate that he could meet Mu Tian Heng, a kind-hearted man, and a great lover; with whom no amount of time spent together would be enough.
Hearing Mo Di’s words, Mu Tian Heng did not speak anymore. He looked at Mo Di and embraced him.
No more words were needed to be said between them. He knew his little one and also understood his unspoken words.
That night, Qin Cheng Yi was convicted and sent to a holding cell while awaiting his sentence.
As the Qin Group’s stock fell violently just overnight, Qin Guang Jie’s high blood pressure went through the roof and he was almost hospitalized.
His mistress was crying by his side. She advised him to find Mo Di and ask him to drop the charges. As long as Mo Di did not pursue the matter, Qin Cheng Yi’s defamation charges could be nulled.
As a result, Qin Guang Jie yelled at her for being an idiot.
Without even thinking one could already tell that Mo Di would never agree.
Qin Guang Jie’s only solution was to seek out Mu Tian Heng and offer him some business ventures in hope that he would help to persuade Mo Di. After all, under his impression of their relationship, Mo Di would have to listen to Mu Tian Heng.
However, before he could pay Mu Tian Heng a visit, his work phone was bombarded with incoming mails.
After reading several of them, Qin Guang Jie’s brain was spiraling and he almost collapsed.
Qin Hua Entertainment and Qin’s Real Estate were having major problems one after the other!
Qin Guang Jie’s personal assistant was about to pass him more news when he walked in and saw Qin Guang Jie supporting himself against the desk. He hurried over to help him and asked anxiously, “Master Qin, what’s wrong?!”
Seeing that Qin Guang Jie was unable to speak and on the verge of losing consciousness, he panicked and shouted to Qin Guang Jie’s mistress, “Call the ambulance! Hurry!”