Edited and Proofread twice by KitKat
Actually, Mo Di had met Mu Tian Heng before in his previous life, and it hadn’t been just a brief meeting either.
It’s just that he had forgotten about it.
The days in the asylum for a general psychiatric patient were already hard enough; let alone Mo Di, who had been instructed to be given ‘special care’. He had spent more than a year in the asylum being mentally and physically abused– beatings, electrocutions, needles to his fingers, and drug injections to name a few. All those inhuman treatments had been done to him repeatedly, over and over again, until one day——
He truly went mad.
The memories after he had lost his mind were automatically inaccessible. He would wander around the hospital in a soulless state. This had gone on until the third year when he had been beaten to death by a violent patient, only then did his mind return to normal.
Although Mo Di had recovered his consciousness after death, for some reason, the memories of the time he had gone mad were blank, and hence he only remembered to the point where he had been tortured brutally but nothing else in the months that he had become a mindless retard.
And in that period of time, he had met Mu Tian Heng.
After he had become a retard, there had been lesser surveillance on him. By chance, when the nurse went to the bathroom, he had slipped through the corridor and ended up in the back of a garbage truck.
And at that time, Mu Tian Heng, who had come to Hua Xia on his business trip to do a market survey, had passed by a small alley, and fatefully found the little fool, Mo Di, whose whole body was dirty and reeked. He even had a banana peel on his head.
Mu Tian Heng wasn’t sure what he had been thinking. Maybe because the little fool sitting by the roadside watching people having their breakfast had been just too pitiful, or that even though he looked hungry and dumb, he hadn’t tried to snatch food from anyone, proved his good and pure nature, which had moved Mu Tian Heng.
All he wanted was to get someone to give him a bath, a change of clothes, and a good meal before sending him to a charity organization or a welfare home but …. Unexpectedly, with just a little amount of interaction, his bottom line had been touched by the little fool. And after that, he couldn’t help but want to get along with him. And the closer they had gotten, the more broken his bottom line became. In the end, he had decided to let the little fool stay with him.
This event had become Lai De Si’s joke for a long time.
Although Mo Di had lost his mind, he had been a very, very obedient little fool. Because of the repeated torture, he hadn’t retained his beautiful and picturesque looks from before but his facial features were still exquisite. Especially when he focused on someone, the eyes seemed silly but untainted, like a dark sky filled with stars.
Mu Tian Heng had taught the little fool to eat, bought toys for him, and also told him stories at times when he had suddenly acted up– running around the villa, screaming and crying.
He had also investigated the little fool’s background, the things that had happened to him which reduced him to such a state.
And he finally knew, this little fool had a name–
After seeing the results of his investigation, Mu Tian Heng had been enraged as never before in his life.
Whenever he saw the dumb yet obedient Mo Di, his heart ached to the extreme.
Mu Tian Heng wanted justice for Mo Di, but he was very clear….
The Mo family that had harmed Mo Di, was a prestigious family in Hua Xia. They had a good reputation and powerful financial resources. And then there was Mo Liu Gui, a world-renowned goddess of perfection. Mo Di’s reputation had always been bad, and now, he had even become a fool, he wasn’t sure he would be able to help Mo Di get justice for being forced into the mental hospital.
Regarding Mo Di’s tortures in the asylum, he had been able to find bits and pieces of clues but there was nothing concrete as evidence. Not to mention, the Mo family was backed by the Qin family which had great influence financially and politically in the whole of Hua Xia. Although his resources trumped that of the Qin family, their base of operation in Hua Xia was more powerful than his.
Therefore, to get justice for the little fool, he could only do it slowly.
Mu Tian Heng had then planted several of his subordinates in Hua Xia and tasked them with several missions, then he had taken the little fool back to America, where he found the best psychologists and psychiatrists to treat him.
Alas, they had all been unsuccessful.
In the beginning, when the little fool had laid eyes on people in white lab coats, he would turn hysterical abruptly. But even when the doctors had donned casual clothes, he would no longer be trusting towards them. He would hide behind Mu Tian Heng and grab his clothes while crying and throwing things at them.
After the countless times this had happened, Mu Tian Heng put Mo Di’s treatment on hold. He had then begun to learn from the psychiatrist on how to calm Mo Di and treat him.
However, Mu Tian Heng had soon found out that he did not need the psychiatrist’s help because when Mo Di was not being crazy, he was very docile. He would peacefully follow behind him, pull at his clothes without saying anything or make any noise. Even when he had been agitated and acted with intense violence, as long as Mu Tian Heng had hugged him with all his might, comforted him, spoke to him, slowly step by step….He would be able to calm him down.
And like this, Mu Tian Heng and Mo Di had cohabited for a whole year.
In the later period, not only had Mo Di been close to Mu Tian Heng, but during the time they had been together, he had also gradually become the core person in Mu Tian Heng’s heart.
Mu Tian Heng had known jolly well that he was in love with this no longer normal but still purely good little fool, who, with a little grooming, was just like a youth from a beautiful ink painting.
Mu Tian Heng had felt both happiness and heartache. He felt that he was too much of an immoral beast.
Because Mo Di obviously could not think for himself, what he had done was akin to abduction.
But even so, Mu Tian Heng hadn’t been able to suppress his feelings.
There had been times when he even thought that they were actually perfect for each other. A handicap and a simpleton, being able to meet even when they had been heaven and earth apart must have been fate.
But when Mu Tian Heng had had this thought, he had been casting aside the fact that even though his right leg was disabled, he was still a tall and handsome man with a fortune worthy of the world’s richest top five. There were countless elite men and women who had wanted to be with him….
….But all he could think of was how good of a match he was with his little fool.
And when Mo Di had been living his hard-earned peaceful life, the Mo family had finally learned of his disappearance.
In fact, after Mo Di had gone crazy, the ‘caring’ family members had stopped coming to the mental hospital to visit. The most would have been a few words of inquiry, asking about his situation. But Mo Liu Gui had been different from the rest of the Mo family. She was kind, simple and thoughtful so even though her visits had been scarce, she would still visit him at least once a year. Especially during the Lunar New Year and Mid Autumn Festival, she had to care for her crazy brother and then shed a few tears after seeing him, all of which would have then been posted on her page. She would then be embraced and comforted by Qin Cheng Yi.
And the comforting would continue into the bedroom and under the sheets….
As such, on the day of the Mid Autumn Festival, once Mo Liu Gui had gotten off the set, she had gone directly to the mental hospital to see Mo Di in her high heels and Chanel getup. Unfortunately, she hadn’t been able to see Mo Di but learnt from the group of panicking medical staff that he had been missing for several months now.
That was just great. Then, Mo Liu Gui had been so anxious that she was on the verge of tears. She urged her brothers, Qin Cheng Yi, Ye Cheng Feng, and everyone else to find Mo Di quickly.
Her exact words had been, “Don’t let Xiao Di suffer outside.”
After punishing the medical staff for concealing information from him, he had sent people to search for Mo Di’s whereabouts. However, after searching for more than a month, he still had no news of Mo Di.
On the other hand, Ye Cheng Feng had been able to dig up some clues that Mo Di was no longer in Hua Xia and told Mo Liu Gui about this. Naturally, if Mo Liu Gui knew, then so would Qin Cheng Yi. His influence in foreign countries, although not powerful, hadn’t been useless either. And hence, he had sent out his subordinates overseas to search for Mo Di.
On October 28th, the one year anniversary of him picking up his little fool, Mu Tian Heng had initially wanted to make a big meal and then have a little two-person world of their own.
But Mo Di had been struggling with a stomach ache all morning.
Because Mo Di hated the hospital, Mu Tian Heng had hired a private medical team for him six months ago. The villa had also been installed with various medical equipment for doctors to do their checkups. But after analyzing Mo Di’s symptoms, the head doctor had given Mu Tian Heng devastating news.
Mo Di had seemed to have been fed too irregularly or some other reason that had caused heavy damage to his stomach. There was a lesion and he had suspected it was …..Stomach cancer. It hadn’t been clear at what stage the cancer was as further tests had yet to be conducted.
At that moment, Mu Tian Heng had felt the sky collapse for a moment.
Mo Di the simpleton hadn’t been in any more pain after taking the painkiller. He stood staring warily at everyone else. Then slowly went to Mu Tian Heng and took his hand.
Mu Tian Heng snapped out of his daze. He lowered his head and looked at Mo Di. There was a tint of red around his eyes.
“Today… Brother will make you a big meal. But you have to wait first. Why don’t you go to play over there, ok? Brother has something to talk to these people.”
“Don’t want…” Mo Di was unexpectedly stubborn this time. He tugged hard at Mu Tian Heng’s hand.
Mu Tian Heng had always been tolerant and patient towards Mo Di. He had told the medical staff to wait and brought Mo Di to the outside of the villa.
“Was staying inside for too long making Xiao Di unhappy?”
Mu Tian Heng gazed at Mo Di with gentle and sorrowful eyes.
Actually, Mo Di had deserved to be praised. That had been the longest he had come in contact with a doctor in that one year. It was probably because of this reason that he had been refusing to leave his side.
If only the results had turned out to be a common disease, then he could have really celebrated…..
The Mo Di at this moment could not comprehend Mu Tian Heng’s mood. He rubbed his stomach and said, “Brother, Xiao Di hungry…..”
Mu Tian Heng rubbed Mo Di’s hair and tried his best to show him his usual gentle smile, “Brother will make you something good to eat soon but you have to wait a bit. Brother has to talk to those people first, ok?”
Mo Di tilted his head and looked at Mu Tian Heng. He showed a slightly tangled emotion, like he wanted to obediently agree but was also reluctant to.
If this had happened before, when Mu Tian Heng saw Mo Di react with a normal person’s expression, he would have happily hugged him several times. Now he was only trying hard to hold back the redness in his eyes.
As emotions surged, he had let out the words he had always hidden in his heart.
“Brother used to think….The thing I wanted most in life was to help you recover, so you will know that brother loves you. And the best outcome may be to let you also feel that you love brother….. Maybe, that is why God is punishing me for being greedy, but the punishment is on ….”
“Love brother,” Mo Di suddenly opened his mouth and said these words.
“What?” Mu Tian Heng froze as he looked at Mo Di: “….Xiao Di, what did you just say?”
“Love brother.” Mo Di did not seem to know what he was saying but the focus in his eyes was strangely clear, as though he understood every word.
“Brother loves me….I love brother.”
Mu Tian Heng had been pleasantly surprised and thought he was having auditory hallucinations. He had looked at Mo Di with red eyes, and said with a slight choke, “…Love brother? Where is it that loves brother?”
Mo Di had not understood what Mu Tian Heng had been talking about and tilted his head. Then he had seemed to have suddenly realized something and clapped his hands.
He had smiled and said, “Hand love brother!”
Mu Tian Heng had been stunned. His eyes had swelled with a sourness and his voice had been all the more gentle, “Good boy…..Where else that loves brother?”
Mo Di had then felt a sense of pride and he had pat his tummy, “Tummy also loves brother.”
Mu Tian Heng’s eyes had turned moist as he had smiled, “Anywhere else?”
Mo Di then patted his chest, on the location where his heart was beating: “Here, this place loves brother too!”
Mu Tian Heng’s eyes had instantly turned a shade redder. He had reached out and held Mo Di in his arms, then placed Mo Di’s hand on top of his chest where his heart was pounding.
“Brother loves you here as well.”
Mo Di’s eyes bent and he had a wide smile. But quite quickly after, he had begun to frown. Grabbing Mu Tian Heng’s shirt he said, “Bad smell. Brother smells bad.”
“Sorry. Brother will go get changed now. Can’t let Xiao Di dislike me….”
Mu Tian Heng’s eyes had been red to the limit. He kissed Mo Di lightly on the cheek and let him play by himself for a while. He had gone to change the shirt that had been splashed with liquid medicine.
Mo Di had nodded obediently like always. After all, most of the time, he had been a very, very good boy.
To Mu Tian Heng’s dismay, when he had come back with a new shirt, his Mo Di had been missing; along with one of the female doctors in the medical team. They were both gone.
Mu Tian Heng had been in an instant state of panic, anger and fear. He had resorted to all the means that he had never wanted to use before, and had overturned all his principles cultivated over the past thirty plus years; as long as he could find Mo Di, nothing else mattered.
After two days, he had managed to find Mo Di’s whereabouts, but by the time he had flown back to Hua Xia and arrived at a different mental institute from last time….
His little one……..
He had already been dead.
It was said that he had died during an inpatient riot.