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Song Yu smiled and said, “It’s actually nothing. After they found your lost phone, there was nothing in it, only a memo that the idiot thought was some sort of love diary. It’s nonsense and so is Lai De Si. I told him not to spread silly rumors and I’ve also taught him a lesson for you.”
“Taking lessons from you isn’t much of a punishment. He probably enjoyed it.”
Mo Di teased and Song Yu was indeed embarrassed by it. He coughed lightly and said, “Since you’re fine then I’m hanging up. I have patients to attend to, let’s have lunch and talk when I’m free.”
“Alright.” Mo Di answered.
“I’ll have a day off in the next few days, I’ll call you then,” Song Yu said before hanging up.
When only the beeping sound could be heard, Mo Di’s smile slowly faded. He went to his contacts list and entered Lai De Si’s name. He looked at the screen for a long time until Mu Tian Heng’s footsteps came into earshot. He immediately turned the screen off and put it back on the bedside table.
“I added some shredded ham and seaweed, I’m not sure if they go well together, you can be the judge,” Mu Tian Heng said as he entered the room with a bowl and cup, looking at Mo Di endearingly.
“It smells great, I’m sure it’s delicious.” Mo Di was not sure how he felt at the moment but he did not show it on the surface. He smiled sweetly, sat up, and stretched out his hand towards Mu Tian Heng,“Brother, hug me.”
“Why have you become clingy all of a sudden?” Even as he said so, he quickly placed the honey water and porridge on the table and went to hug Mo Di. He kissed him on the forehead and lips.
“But the more you cling to me, the happier I am.”
Mo Di snuggled his head on Mu Tian Heng’s chest and stayed silent.
Not sensing anything wrong, Mu Tian Heng pinched his face and said, “Drink some honey to ease your throat and stomach.”
Mo Di looked at Mu Tian Heng without revealing any traces of oddity. He looked at Mu Tian Heng with a shine in his eyes and asked, “Brother, have you eaten?”
“I ate the leftovers from yesterday.” Mu Tian Heng handed the glass of honey to Mo Di and he drank it obediently while his eyes were still fixed on Mu Tian Heng.
In Mu Tian Heng’s eyes, Mo Di was like a small animal watching its environment while eating. He smiled and asked, “What’s wrong? Is there something on my face?”
“No but you’re very good-looking.”
“I’m good-looking?” Mu Tian Heng patted Mo Di’s head dotingly, “I’m not as good-looking as you. Drink or it’ll turn cold.”
“En!” Mo Di gulped down the honey then pulled away the quilt when Mu Tian Heng picked him up and set him down next to him.
He scooped a spoon of porridge, blew it, then fed to Mo Di, “Have a try.”
Mo Di did not know why he was blushing again, clearly they had done even more intimate acts…
“Brother… I can eat by myself.”
“But I don’t want you to have to do anything today. You were very tired from last night; I will take care of you today.”
“!!!” Mu Tian Heng’s sentence sent a buzz to his brain. Mo Di’s head turned into a tomato and his mouth gaped.
His Mu Tian Heng, why does it… Why does it seem like he had somewhat changed?! His brother was so gentlemanly and polite with words before.
In fact, Mo Di was being euphemistic when he complained. Mu Tian Heng’s change should be justly described as a beastly transformation instead of ‘somewhat changed’.
Mu Tian Heng took his time to feed Mo Di and after the last spoon, he kissed his lips.
“You should get some rest. I’m going to wash the dishes and come back to accompany you in a bit, alright?”
Mo Di wanted to say that he was fine and help Mu Tian Heng with the housework but thinking that he had to ask Lai De Si something in private, he nodded in agreement, “Ok, I’ll wait for you.”
“Good boy,” Mu Tian Heng squeezed Mo Di’s cheeks lightly then turned and left with the dirty dishes.
Mo Di quickly got out of bed and grabbed his phone. He slipped into the bathroom and sat on the toilet.
When he turned on his phone, he received two news feeds.
[Good news! Mo Er Qian, a genius neurobiologist, has returned to Hua Xia and will be teaching in Jing Da. Blessed are the students in this department!!! For more details…]
[Today’s news: Mo Shi Hong, imprisoned for the College Entrance Exam Fraud case, and Mo San Zhi, the mastermind behind the intended sulphuric acid attack on a Jing Da student, will be released today. These two are blood relatives to the genius Mo Er Qian, one is his uncle and the other is his twin brother! For more details…]
The two pieces of news were all about the Mo family. His father and Mo San Zhi were released from prison. This was indeed a happy event.
As for Mo Er Qian’s return to Hua Xia for good, this was something that had never happened in his previous life. Mo Er Qian refused to work on government projects but he still resided abroad as a professor. This life, he actually returned to Hua Xia.
But considering how things had turned out, it was quite reasonable.
The Mo family had fallen. What was once the most prestigious family in Hua Xia was now deteriorating fast. Its members had been sentenced to jail one by one and most importantly, Mo Er Qian’s precious little sister was now in dire need of his protection.
And so, Mo Er Qian’s return made sense.
However, that would mean that the Mo family was almost fully reunited. Except for Mo Si Lang, who was still in prison, everyone else had gathered.
Mo Di was beginning to feel a sense of panic. Intuition was giving him an ominous feeling.
For some reason, he felt that the gathering of all her lead supporters would help her halo to recover and put this world back on track. As though Mo Liu Gui was a god, the stronger her most loyal supporters like the Mo family and Qin Cheng Yi were, the easier it was for her to regain her halo and shift the course of this world to its ‘original fate’ –
That was the world he experienced in his previous life.
Mo Di took a deep breath to suppress the restlessness that had emerged.
As Mo Di was mulling over the news, Mu Tian Heng had come back into the room.
Seeing that Mo Di was not in bed, Mu Tian Heng turned to look for him and saw that he was washing his hands in the bathroom.
“Why are you out of bed?”
In Mu Tian Heng’s hand was another cup of honey. “Does your throat still hurt?”
“Not anymore.” Mo Di turned off the faucet, wiped his hand, then turned to look at Mu Tian Heng.
Mu Tian Heng had never seen Mo Di looking at him with such an expression. His heart jumped and he asked kindly, “What’s wrong?”
Mo Di’s face was flushed of color because of the tension. He took a deep breath.
Mo Di did not want to drag this matter on any longer, there were more important things ahead, and so he decided…
To come clean.
Instead of asking Lai De Si and testing Mu Tian Heng step by step, he might as well get a direct answer from him.
After all, the only person he had ever trusted, wasn’t it just Mu Tian Heng?
And Mo Di was certain that Mu Tian Heng knew about the memo’s existence.
“What’s wrong?” Seeing that Mo Di was not speaking after calling him, Mu Tian Heng was a little nervous and distressed, “Did something happen? You can always tell me, I’ll help you find a way.”
“It’s not that…” Mo Di shook his head. He kept looking at Mu Tian Heng and his eyes were turning red.
“Brother, you know about the memo on my phone, don’t you?”
Mo Di’s sudden mention of this matter caught Mu Tian Heng by surprise.
Mo Di continued, “Brother, did you read it? Lai De Si and the others, have they also seen it?”
“No, they didn’t read it,” Mu Tian Heng was worried that Mo Di would misunderstand, he quickly added, “I’m the only one who saw it. I couldn’t hold back and took a look. I know this is a violation of your privacy so…”
“Aren’t you mad at me?”
Mo Di did not know why Mu Tian Heng was still concerned about his feelings while all he thought of was to hide and deceive him.
“Brother, why don’t you blame me?!! I used you, I got close to you on purpose. Don’t you hate me? Why are you still this good to me? Why aren’t you angry with me? Or rather…”
“Do you not like me now?” Mu Tian Heng interrupted Mo Di but his voice was gentle as ever. He then reached out to pat Mo Di’s head.
“Do you not like me now?”
“I… Of course I like you. I like you the most, more than anything.” Being interrupted by Mu Tian Heng’s words, Mo Di was flustered. His anxiety and aggressiveness disappeared and his voice softened, “Of course I like you. Brother, you’re the most important person to me, but I, but I was…”
“That’s not important anymore.” Mu Tian Heng’s hand moved to his neck and pressed him into his embrace.
“I know you approached me for a reason but looking back, what you did was right. If you didn’t come to me back then, it would’ve been impossible for you to escape from the clutches of the Mo family. By yourself, how could you deal with them and the Qin family as well? If you didn’t come to me, I wouldn’t have gotten a precious treasure like you. Even if I was used by you, it’s still not a loss for me in the end.”
Listening to Mu Tian Heng speaking up for him and comforting him, Mo Di was deeply touched and tears began swelling up his eyes, blurring his vision.
“Brother, you really don’t blame me?”
“En… I did blame you a little in the beginning but when I know that you like me now, I don’t blame you anymore. And… Now that you’re mine, you have to spend the rest of your life with me and love me for a lifetime.”
Mu Tian Heng did not tell Mo Di that after he confirmed his feelings, he had made up his mind to bind Mo Di to him regardless. He also did not reveal that yesterday was all planned out by him but instead showed him his understanding side while Mo Di was vulnerable with guilt.
And indeed, Mo Di was stricken with regret and his tears were flowing uncontrollably.
He hugged Mu Tian Heng tightly and tried hard not to cry.
“Sorry brother… Sorry, I…. hic… I’m sorry.”
“But…hic… But after that, I never lied to you again. Even before my birthday, I’ve already liked you. Now… hic… You’re the only one I’ve ever liked, I like you the most… Brother, believe me, please believe me hic…”
Mu Tian Heng listened to his beloved’s confession in tears and hiccups. He was also in distress looking at Mo Di’s wet eyes and red face. He leaned in and kissed his cheeks and the tears that lingered on his eyes.
“I don’t blame you, I really don’t.”
Mu Tian Heng’s benevolence and kindness towards him had surpassed his imagination and this only made his guilt more difficult to bear. He cried even harder as he buried himself into Mu Tian Heng’s arms.
His little one was throwing himself at him and crying inconsolably, making Mu Tian Heng’s heart ache. He kissed Mo Di’s hair lightly then picked him up and placed him back on the bed and continued to kiss Mo Di’s wet cheeks.
Mo Di wanted to kiss him back but as he was about to, he hiccuped again.
Mu Tian Heng chuckled. Finally, he couldn’t hold back and kissed Mo Di on the lips while gently lifting his chin.
Mo Di’s neck was raised and he looked at Mu Tian Heng through a blurry vision but his mind had been cleared. He plucked his courage and suddenly said, “Brother… I, I still have one more thing to confess.”
“What is it?”
“Brother…” Mo Di locked his eyes on Mu Tian Heng, “Do you believe that there can be someone who can be reborn in this world?”
“Do you believe that there’s a person who had been despised and hated by his family from the day he was born and had to live through abuse and torture? When he grew up and was finally able to leave that house, he was forced into a mental hospital because his sister accidentally fell down while she was pulling him?
Do you believe… That when he was confined in the mental hospital, he was beaten, tortured, electrocuted… Injected with drugs… Locked up with violent lunatics. The tortures were repeated until the day he was killed by a madman. Even in his final moments, he was trampled on and no longer resembled a human being…”
“Then he was reborn and wanted revenge, brother…”
“Do you believe it?”