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The letter was not sent to any of Qin Cheng Yi’s underworld associates or his confidants but to Mo Er Qian.
Qin Cheng Yi had asked Mo Er Qian to meet him.
Mo Er Qian did not intend to comply at first but after staying in the hospital for three days mulling over this, he decided to make the trip in the end.
And thanks to Qin Guang Jie’s prearrangement, Mo Er Qian’s visit went smoothly.
The two met in an empty visiting room of the prison because no matter how capable the Qin family was, they still couldn’t just let them converse privately in Qin Cheng Yi’s cell. However, the monitors were temporarily turned off.
Mo Er Qian looked at Qin Cheng Yi who still presented an imposing manner and he frowned with contempt.
If Qin Cheng Yi was not in prison, Mo Er Qian would think that he was somewhat compatible with his sister. But now, he just could not see him as worthy.
However, Qin Cheng Yi’s power and financial resources could still be of use.
A man of Qin Cheng Yi’s caliber, how could he not see Qin Cheng Yi’s petty inner thoughts? He sneered in his heart but did not say anything. That was also how he viewed the members of the Mo family. For now, they were still useful to him. Just wait till after he finished off Mu Tian Heng and Mo Di, those people…
Hmph, they’d be worthless.
“I’ll just get straight to the point.” Qin Cheng Yi was sitting on a metal stool but his demeanor was as though he was sitting on the boss’s chair. He looked at Mo Er Qian with dark eyes, “I think we can work together, at least make Mo Di, who had caused Xiao Gui so much misery, get what he deserves. You’re Xiao Gui’s brother and also the only one capable of avenging her. I’m asking you, are you willing to cooperate?”
“If I wasn’t willing, I wouldn’t have come.” Mo Er Qian felt a slight pain on his face when he spoke, “But whether I will listen to you still depends on the plan you have in mind. Maybe before you can do anything, Mo Di would already be done for.”
“You mean you already have a way to deal with Mo Di?” Qin Cheng Yi smiled. Clearly, he did not believe Mo Er Qian. “Can I do anything to help?”
The very reason Mo Er Qian was willing to visit Qin Cheng Yi was that he did need his help. Naturally, he skipped the formalities and said bluntly, “Is it safe here?”
“Of course, you can speak freely. But if you’re still suspicious, you can always write it down on this booklet.”
Mo Er Qian contemplated and decided on the second option. He wrote it down then passed the item over to Qin Cheng Yi.
Qin Cheng Yi quickly read the words then shook his head and snorted. “You want to send him to a mental hospital? Are all people with high IQs this naive and cowardly?”
“What’s your point?” Mo Er Qian’s face turned black.
“Nothing, only that your plan is no good.” Qin Cheng Yi smiled and tore the paper into pieces.
“You really think that you can have him locked up in a mental hospital for life? If Mo Di was alone, that would be possible but now, there’s Mu Tian Heng. Even if you used everything in your arsenal to put him there, Mu Tian Heng will certainly get him out. What kind of revenge would that be?”
“Of course I have a way to make Mu Tian Heng willingly admit Mo Di to a mental hospital.” Mo Er Qian said coldly.
“And then? As long as Mu Tian Heng is still around, even if Mo Di was sent to an asylum, he would still have a good life. How is that a punishment?! Making him live in an asylum for a lifetime is too lenient unless you have a way to torture him and make his life a living hell in there. Only then would I consider helping you.”
Mo Er Qian kept silent with a downcasted look.
Qin Cheng Yi smirked and said, “Besides, Mu Tian Heng would never allow Mo Di to be kept in a mental hospital forever. Even if you can detain him for a year or two, do you think you can keep him for eight years, ten years? Moreover, Mu Tian Heng is such a powerful person and he cares so much for Mo Di, if he built a private sanatorium back in America to care for Mo Di, what would you do then?”
Mo Er Qian’s face was looking worse.
He looked up at Qin Cheng Yi, “You have a better plan?”
“Of course I do. Although I can’t cut Mo Di into pieces, I can still doom him eternally.” Qin Cheng Yi’s eyes were dangerously dark, “Do you know, to make sure that someone would never be able to recover, there’s actually only one way.”
Mo Er Qian’s eyes twitched, “You mean…”
“Yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking.” Qin Cheng Yi smiled, “Only the dead are sure to stay down. Or else, a scum like Mo Di will always be able to turn over with Mu Tian Heng’s help.”
“What you’re saying is correct, but I can’t be of assistance to this plan.” Mo Er Qian felt that murder was not morally correct but at the same time, he agreed with Qin Cheng Yi that it was the best way to solve the problem.
“Of course you can.” Qin Cheng Yi casually threw the scraps of paper into the trash.
“What can I do that you couldn’t possibly pay others to get done?” Mo Er Qian eyed Qin Cheng Yi, “One more person involved might just complicate things. Or are you trying to use me as bait?”
“Paying someone is easy but can you make sure that they would never be caught and traced back to us? Especially when the person we’re dealing with is Mu Tian Heng. Someone who can be bought by you also means that he can be bought by someone else, don’t you understand that logic?”
“What exactly do you have in mind?” Mo Er Qian’s lens shifted, slightly reflecting a light beam.
“It’s very simple. All you have to do is certify that the person who is going to kill Mo Di is incapable of thinking straight,” Qin Cheng Yi said in a chilling tone, “After all, the law is quite forgiving to the mentally deranged.”
Mo Er Qian’s heart jolted. He contemplated for a while and said, “You don’t seem like the type to care for the people you’ve hired. You’re afraid that without ensuring their immunity from the death sentence, no one would take the job. This is why you want a falsified medical verdict for them. But even if he was excused for the crime, that does not mean it won’t be traced back to us.”
“You’re right, that’s why I’ll only let him go free for a brief period,” Qin Cheng Yi smiled maliciously, “It’s very easy for someone to be bought with money. A ‘get out of jail card’ will not change this. After he’s exonerated and feels safe, a sudden fight might break out in the asylum and result in his death.”
“It’s no one’s fault if someone died during a riot involving mental patients; it’s just an accident.”
Mo Er Qian was beginning to look at Qin Cheng Yi in a different light. Such sophisticated planning and so many steps ahead.
Indeed, if the killer died in an ‘accidental’ way, whether it was Mo Di’s case or his own, nothing would be left that would point towards them.
Mo Er Qian’s fingers lightly tapped on the table.
“This plan is indeed ingenious. My salutation to Director Qin.”
The game competition finally came to an end.
Mo Di’s game, Infinite Life, was a well-deserved champion. The moment the results were announced, everyone felt that it was as expected but that did not lower their sense of triumph.
The news that Infinite Life had won the very first Hua Xia Innovative Game Competition blasted all the way to the top of Weibo’s hot search and stayed there for almost three days.
The rewards for the top three teams were incredibly lucrative. Apart from gaining a multitude of investors, there was also a generous monetary bonus.
The championship team was directly awarded fifteen million yuan. Had Mo Di decided to cooperate with investors, the amount would’ve risen to twenty million.
Fifteen million yuan to a game company was just a drop in the bucket but to them college students and commoners, it was quite an amount.
The team members almost went berserk with joy.
Only Mo Di was calm and collected. In his last life, a transaction of one and a half billion yuan was nothing unusual, let alone fifteen million yuan.
Mo Di put aside ten million to upgrade the team’s equipment which were quite outdated. It would cost a considerable amount but it’s their bread and butter so he couldn’t afford to be thrifty.
The remaining five million would be split between everyone as a bonus.
According to the contract, he would receive seventy percent, Mu Tian Heng twenty percent, Pang Qiang Lang and Han Chao three percent, and the rest would be divided amongst the remaining members.
When they received the money, everyone almost cried tears of joy.
After all, it was not a skimpy sum. Even a senior employee of an I.T. Companies might not receive such a generous bonus.
For Xian Yu Chao, Lin Jun Feng and Zhao Chen, they were particularly grateful towards Mo Di. Their skills were learned from him and their work had always been stress-free because Mo Di would always guide them through the more complicated tasks. Even so, with their minimal contribution, Mo Di still awarded them with a huge bonus.
Xian Yu Chao buttered up to Mo Di and called him his ‘dad’ while Lin Jung Feng was too embarrassed to refer to himself as ‘father’.
Mo Di set aside his share of three million into the company’s account and sent Mu Tian Heng his twenty percent while claiming that he will earn a lot more for him in the future.
When Mu Tian Heng saw his text, he felt warm and couldn’t help laughing. He simply wanted to embrace his little one and give his head a good rub.
And like that, a week went by peacefully.
The only disruption was when the team roared in excitement after they knew that Mo Di had established a game company and that their office would be located in a luxurious high-rise. Other than that, nothing out of the ordinary had occurred.
Even the expected medical notice was a no-show which also marked the end of the physical examinations.
It was peaceful to the point that Mo Di was beginning to feel that something was amiss.