RCFN 101

Chapter 101

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

Mu Tian Heng did it till deep into the night.

After the third time, he took the barely conscious Mo Di into the bathroom. With extreme care and gentleness, he washed him and put his pajamas on for him. Then he carried him back to bed and locked him in his arms.

Mo Di was his.

From now on…

Every part of him was his.

Mu Tian Heng tenderly kissed Mo Di’s damp hair. He looked at his crimson cheeks, ears, lips, and the corner of his eyes that had turned pinkish due to the crying during their session of intimacy.

Mu Tian Heng kissed Mo Di’s closed eyelids.

Lai De Si had been right, he was indeed an old beast.

But what’s the point of being an ordinary man?

In front of Mo Di, he had always been charming and gentle, restrained and considerate. Mo Di had never suspected otherwise but Mu Tian Heng knew that he himself was not someone to be judged by appearance.

He harbored immense possessiveness and desires that had to be concealed and suppressed. 

And the memo, it was like a trigger that broke his control over these dark emotions that he had kept buried.

Would the little guy be afraid of him when he woke up tomorrow?

Probably not. After all, even when he was struggling under the sheets, he still said that he liked him the most.

Therefore, he did not do anything wrong.

As for the memo…

Mo Di probably had written it when he was still insensible? Anyway, Mu Tian Heng was willing to act as though he had not seen it and write the matter off.

He did not care if Mo Di had initially approached him with a motive, as long as he was sincere to him now, that was enough.

And even … Even if it wasn’t so, he still would not let him go.

Since he had decided to use him, he had better be prepared to pay with the rest of his life.

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It was sometime later that Mo Di finally woke up. When he came to, he was feeling groggy with a headache and a dry and sore throat.

Mo Di frowned and when he tried to roll over, a sudden pain hit his back and completely sobered him up.

Sunlight was partially blocked by the thick curtain and from the look of it, it was no longer seven or eight in the morning.

Mo Di entered a trance as memories of last night came flooding back. His face turned red instantly.

He, he… He and Mu Tian Heng had slept together last night?!

And…

And they even did it so many times!!!

In the middle he even said it was comfortable… but later, he was crying ‘no more’…

AAAHHHH! He only knew that he would spill all his secrets when drunk but didn’t know how lustful he could become!

Just as Mo Di was shouting at himself mentally, the bedroom door opened and Mu Tian Heng appeared in black pajamas.

Seeing that Mo Di was already awake, he hurried to his side and pulled him into his arms.

“You’re awake. Are you uncomfortable anywhere? Let me get you a glass of honey, ok?”

Mo Di’s face was scorching and he nodded confoundedly, “Okay…”

Mu Tian Heng heard his voice and found that it was a little hoarse. He felt a tinge of guilt and kissed Mo Di’s hair and ear, “Sorry, I was too impulsive last night and did not know how to restrain myself. It’s my fault.”

Mo Di’s face was getting redder and his heartbeats were thumping uncontrollably, “It’s, it’s fine…”

Seeing Mo Di embarrassed like a baby quail, Mu Tian Heng couldn’t help but deliberately tease him, “Oh? Then… Then I will continue to get intimate with you this way, can’t I? Do not blame me for being unrestrained.”

Mo Di’s head buzzed and smoke was almost coming out. Mu Tian Heng’s intimate behavior from last night came flashing into his head, rendering him speechless with shame. 

His senses were all concentrated on the places that Mu Tian Heng touched. 

And Mu Tian Heng was still deliberately teasing him with his caressing.

“Yesterday was also my first time, I did not have much experience. Next time I’ll be gentler and work harder to satisfy you.”

“Brother…!”

Mo Di was too ashamed that he was numbed with courage, he looked up at Mu Tian Heng and complained, “You’re doing it on purpose!”

His little quail had suddenly turned brave. Mu Tian Heng laughed and kissed Mo Di’s forehead.

“I did it because you’re just too cute and obedient, letting me do whatever I want. What else could I do?”

“I… I never said you can do whatever you want,” Mo Di quibbled timidly.

“But you said that you like me the most and I’m the most important person to you, therefore… I can do anything to you.”

Mo Di eyed Mu Tian Heng suspiciously and couldn’t figure out why his Mu Tian Heng suddenly seemed like a different person. He was not this… This beast-like before!

“Alright, I won’t tease you anymore.” Mu Tian Heng saw Mo Di staring at him and smiled, “I made you some honeyed water and porridge with preserved egg. I’ll bring it to you in a bit, lie down and wait for me, ok?”

“Ok.” Mo Di looked at the clock and agreed obediently.

It was already past three in the afternoon and today was going to be wasted away after all. He did not want to return to the base anymore and decided to rest in bed a little longer.

Mu Tian Heng pecked him on the lips before leaving.

Mo Di looked at his back with happiness and abashment. He rubbed his blushing face and took a deep breath.

His heart was beating so fast that he couldn’t catch his breath.

Mo Di tucked a pillow behind his back and leaned back. 

He did not expect things would develop to that stage last night. The mess that comes with being drunk!

Mo Di recalled Mu Tian Heng’s extremely gentle but overbearing behavior from last night and blushed again. Although he was embarrassed, it felt really good…

Mo Di couldn’t believe his thoughts and buried his face into the blanket.

It had to be said, Mu Tian Heng seemed to have asked a lot of questions, most likely it was some sort of bedroom talk? But thinking back, it was still a little strange.

It felt as though Mu Tian Heng was feeling insecure and had to ask him repeatedly if he liked him.

Hahahaha…

Mo Di giggled to himself.

Ding Ding Ding

Mo Di’s phone suddenly rang. He searched for it and found that it was placed neatly next to Mu Tian Heng’s on the bedside table. 

A certain sense of bliss bloomed in his heart and he had a silly smile on his face as he picked up the phone.

“Hello?”

“Xiao Di, you sound happy. Something good happened?” Song Yu’s voice came from the other end.

“Uncle Song.”

Mo Di hiccuped, “Nothing. Uncle Song, why are you calling me? Or is it that Brother Lai De Si is bothering you again?”

Song Yu was stumped momentarily. He was a little embarrassed regarding this matter and deliberately skipped over this topic, “I can only call you if something’s the matter? Can’t I call simply to talk?”

After that, Song Yu continued, “Why does your voice sound weak? Did you catch a cold?”

“No, no.” Mo Di’s ears turned red, “It’s… I sang too much yesterday, it’s a little dry.”

“Then remember to take some honeyed water to moisturize your throat.” Song Yu smiled and asked, “Where are you, Xiao Di? Are you at home today?”

“Yes.” Mo Di answered, “Uncle Song, do you want to hang out with me today?”

“Although I really want to have a chat with you, I’m flooded with patients these few days.”

Song Yu said regretfully, “Xiao Zhao called me just now and said that he called you at noon but you didn’t pick up so I just called to make sure you’re ok. I’m relieved now knowing that you’re fine. Seems like I was just overthinking.”

“En?” Mo Di was curious, “What were you overthinking about?”

“It’s all Lai De Si’s fault. I shouldn’t have trusted him.”

“What is it?” Mo Di was even more confused, “Uncle Song, what’s up with Lai De Si? Did he say something?”

“He…” Song Yu sighed, “His words are not trustworthy at all.”

“But when it comes to you, Brother Lai De Si can be very reliable.” Mo Di tried to add a good word for Lai De Si seeing how he had been in love with Song Yu for so long. He hoped that Song Yu could be with someone who cherished him.

“How can you still side with him?” Song Yu hesitated before continuing, “Do you know what he told me yesterday?”

“What?”

“If it weren’t for his gossipy mouth, I wouldn’t have to be worried about you after Xiao Zhao told me he couldn’t reach you.”

“Huh? What exactly did Lai De Si tell you?”

“He said that there was a memo on your phone and Mu Tian Heng had found out about it. It was something you wrote when you had a crush on someone else. Mu Tian Heng was very angry and was going to teach you a lesson. Lai De Si was too scared to witness the domestic violence and dared not go home. He even wanted me to accompany him back to mediate the matter.”

“Ai…” Song Yu continued, “I know that he was joking but then you couldn’t be contacted so I got worried and called to check on you. It seems I was worried for nothing.”

Song Yu finished speaking but he did not hear a response from Mo Di. He had a bad feeling.

“…Xiao Di?”

“Uncle Song, Lai De Si is indeed a joker.” Mo Di’s voice came a moment later. 

“What did he say about the memo? Uncle Song, can you tell me about it?”

RCFN 100

Chapter 100

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

“Brother?”

Not hearing Mu Tian Heng’s reply, Mo Di asked again.

“Today… En, it’s an important day indeed.” Mu Tian Heng responded but he did not specify. “You’ll know tonight. Don’t you trust me?”

“Of course I trust you!” Mo Di did not hesitate at all when he said this. He smiled brightly, “Then I’ll wait for you at the east gate tonight.”

“Good.” Mu Tian Heng’s voice was low and gentle, “I’ll pick you up at six.”

“En!”

Mo Di was in a good mood after hanging up. He hummed a song and went for lunch.

Seeing Mo Di’s happy expression, Zhao Chun couldn’t help but ask, “Xiao Di, why are you so happy? Did you win the lottery?”

“It’s not the lottery, it’s something even better. You guys won’t be able to understand.” Mo Di continued to hum his song and left with his lunchbox.

“I suspect that Xiao Di has left us behind and started dating someone.”

…..

On the other end, Mu Tian Heng had switched off his phone and leaned back. He closed his eyes and rested against the leather chair. 

He pushed down the turbulent emotions that were looming over him.

Even if Mo Di doesn’t love him and is only using him, so what?

Since he had decided to reel him in for his plan then he had better be prepared to do it for a lifetime! Not a day, a minute, or even a second less!

He would not let him go nor would he push him away.

This secret, since Mo Di did not want him to know then he would feign ignorance but Mo Di had better never think of leaving him.

Once he had been provoked, he’d better stick to it till the end. He was no saint and wouldn’t let Mo Di leave him after knowing that he had been deceived. Never!

He would only bind him tighter.

The fist that was on the armrest clenched, then released. 

Frankly, he didn’t believe…

He didn’t believe that Mo Di doesn’t feel anything for him.

In the beginning, it could have all been an act but what about after that? When he blushed whenever they met, when his ears turned red with shyness after they had kissed, when he smiled sweetly and showed his little dimple as they chatted. And those times when he had taken the initiative to rush into his arms and call him brother coquettishly…

He refused to believe that it had all been an act!

Mu Tian Heng opened his eyes.

In them was a layer of emotion that Mu Tian Heng had never shown anyone.

He would ask Mo Di tonight, no, tomorrow…

Ask him whether he liked him now.

As long as Mo Di said yes, it would be enough.

As long as Mo Di said it, he would believe it.

If someone had told him half a year ago that he would fall for someone to the point of self-deception, he would probably dismiss it because it sounded implausible.

But now, he was willing to ‘be the one who steals the bell with his ears covered’.

(TN: This phrase refers to the proverb 掩耳盗铃 ‘to cover one’s ears while stealing a bell’. It means to deceive yourself and cover up things that you obviously cannot.)

And what about it? As long as he had the bell and kept it in his arms forever, he was satisfied with that.

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The competition had approached its final round. For the other teams, the production schedule was extremely tight but the same was not true for Mo Di’s team. Because the championship was most certainly in their grasp, Mo Di did not pressure his teammates with added work. Everyone had the same amount of work as before and Mo Di even gave them time to relax.

Before six in the evening, Mo Di increased his working speed and completed his tasks for the day. He quickly got a change of clothes and eagerly sped towards the appointed place.

Mu Tian Heng was leaning against his Maybach, waiting for Mo Di at the east entrance.

When Mo Di was about a hundred meters away, Mu Tian Heng could already recognize him.

Under the setting sun, the young man was running towards him with a delightful face. His dark soft hair was blown back and his scarf was dragging behind as he dashed against the cold wind, running wildly in his direction.

Mu Tian Heng’s heart softened at once.

He did not believe that this was an act.

And even if it was, it could only be for him.

…..

“Br, brother!” Mo Di panted heavily. When he finally reached Mu Tian Heng, he smiled broadly and his cheeks blushed, “Brother, did you wait long?”

“No.” Mu Tian Heng smiled and reached out to touch Mo Di’s hair, “Let’s go. Get in the car first.”

“En!”

The car had been preheated and Mo Di could take off his scarf after getting on. He rubbed his hands and breathed out.

In the next second, Mu Tian Heng’s large pair of hands were wrapped around his own.

“Spring is almost here.” Mu Tian Heng held Mo Di’s hand and transferred some warmth to it, “Bear with it for another month.”

“En. It is getting warmer than before.” Mo Di felt Mu Tian Heng’s care for him and his heart was filled with sweetness, “Where are we going?”

“We’re going straight home today. I’ll cook for you, how’s that?”

“Of course it’s great!” Mo Di was in bliss, “Brother, are we having steak again?”

“We’re not having steak today, I’m making you another of my specialty dishes.” Mu Tian Heng lightly touched Mo Di’s face, “Are you excited?”

“Very!” Mo Di replied with enthusiasm, like a bright-eyed child.

Mu Tian Heng smiled and moved his hand to rub Mo Di’s head, “Good. Fasten your seat belt, we’re going home.”

…..

How busy was the traffic during peak hours?

It was simply impassable. 

When the two reached the villa, it was already past seven o’clock in the evening.

And Mu Tian Heng only finished cooking at half-past eight.

This time, Mu Tian Heng made Chinese cuisine and they were all Mo Di’s favorite. One could tell that he had specially learned them for him.

There were a total of five dishes – tomato sirloin, chestnut fried chicken, fried shrimp, pepper fish head, sweet and sour ribs, and yam, kelp, and scallop soup; all of which were partially customized by Mu Tian Heng.

Other than the soup, everything else had a touch of alcohol added.

Mo Di knew that wine could improve the tastes of certain dishes but he couldn’t drink, so he had never tried cooking with it. Seeing Mu Tian Heng making the personalized changes and creating such scrumptious dishes, Mo Di swallowed his saliva in anticipation.

If the wine was cooked and consumed as a condiment…

He wouldn’t get drunk, would he?

Mu Tian Heng saw through Mo Di’s concern and asked, “Worried you’ll get drunk?”

“En, but I shouldn’t be too drunk since it’d be cooked.” As Mo Di came closer to Mu Tian Heng, the fragrance intensified and he couldn’t help but feel a little intoxicated, “It smells great.”

Mu Tian Heng picked up a piece of chicken and blew it before feeding it to Mo Di, “Have a try.”

Mo Di opened his mouth wide and chomped down on the whole piece in one bite. His eyes lit up immediately, “Brother, it’s delicious!”

“If it’s delicious then have more.” Mu Tian Heng smiled and pinched Mo Di’s cheeks, “You won’t get drunk even if you ate all of this. And even if you do, I’ll take care of all your drunken foolery.”

Mo Di shook his head. “I don’t act out when I get drunk. My brain just gets confused and I would answer everything anyone asks. That’s why I avoid drinking because it’s hard for me to keep my secrets.”

“Oh? So are there any secrets you’re keeping from me?” Mu Tian Heng smiled and leaned in. He looked at Mo Di and said, “Tell me now or you’ll be forced to confess later.”

Mo Di giggled, “You can just ask me directly, I won’t keep it from you.”

Other than the matter of rebirth.

And the fact that I lied to him.

Actually…

Mo Di had been thinking if he should tell Mu Tian Heng about his rebirth at a later time.

Mu Tian Heng smiled, “Then I’ll take you up on it.”

Mo Di raised his head, “Go ahead!”

“Alright… Bring these to the table first.” Mu Tian Heng patted Mo Di on the head, “I’m almost done with the final dish.”

…..

The two ate and chatted until it was almost ten at night.

In the end, Mo Di had gotten slightly drunk.

Mu Tian Heng looked at Mo Di in his drunken state and went over to hold him in his arms.

“Are you drunk or sleepy?”

Mo Di leaned into Mu Tian Heng’s embrace. He looked up and gave him a silly smile, “I’m not drunk, and I’m not sleepy either!”

Mu Tian Heng knew that Mo Di was indeed drunk.

But he had planned this all along. He said nothing else and lifted Mo Di up. He let Mo Di sit on his lap and started kissing him.

Mo Di was in a daze as his body heated up. He hugged Mu Tian Heng’s neck in response and reciprocated his kisses, whispering ‘brother’ in between.

The little voice was soft and gluey as he dragged out the words, revealing a complete sense of trust and affection. Mu Tian Heng listened and his heart melted.

He did not believe that Mo Di would still be able to act at a time like this. He felt that at least at this moment, Mo Di did have feelings for him.

Almost everyone is their true self when drunk and currently… Mo Di was definitely drunk.

Mu Tian Heng gently kissed Mo Di’s forehead, then to his eyes, nose tip, and lips.

“Little one, you’re drunk. Do you know who I am?”

“Brother…” Mo Di struggled to stay focused and his eyes cleared for a moment before his confusion relapsed. He then raised his head and nibbled at Mu Tian Heng’s face.

“Are you sure?”

Mu Tian Heng looked at Mo Di with extremely gentle eyes but underneath suppressed a powerful possessiveness he had never shown in front of Mo Di.

“Of course I’m sure, it’s brother, the person I like the most,” Mo Di hiccupped. He held Mu Tian Heng’s neck tightly and continued, “Brother, haha, you’re drunk…”

“I’m not drunk but you are. I’ll carry you to bed.”

Mu Tian Heng concentrated his fiery gaze on Mo Di while the powerful arms held his waist and slowly carried him up to his bedroom.

He continued planting kisses on Mo Di. Beginning with his lips, then gradually downwards to his neck, collarbone, chest, waist…

And in between the kisses, Mu Tian Heng repeatedly asked, “Do you like me?”

“I like you,” Mo Di answered naturally.

“Do you know who is kissing you?”

“It’s brother…” Mo Di was puzzled by Mu Tian Heng’s questions. He tilted his head and looked at him in a daze then pinched his nose and said, “Haha, brother, you’re drunk.”

Mu Tian Heng held his hand and continued to ask, “Am I the person you like the most now?”

“Of course… now, before, and in the future, you’re the one I like the most…”

“Who’s most important to you?”

“Brother, you’re the most important…”

“Do you like being kissed by me?”

“Like it! Very much…”

Mo Di responded obediently to all of Mu Tian Heng’s questions until he was kissed in the belly. His answers eventually turned into soft moans and begging.

And towards the end, his final words were ‘brother’ as he called out to Mu Tian Heng…

(E/N: What a perfect way to end this chapter hehe..)

RCFN 99

Chapter 99

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

When George interrupted, Lai De Si completely forgot about the phone and went straight to the conference room after changing.

Only when he saw Mu Tian Heng did he remember and quickly said, “Mu, the kid’s phone was found but I left it in my office and forgot to bring it along.”

“I’ll take it afterward.” Mu Tian Heng said, “Sit, let’s start the meeting.”

“Ok.” Lai De Si eyed the old men on screen and began to switch to his serious mode. He pulled a chair and sat down.

As Mu Tian Heng had already discussed the more important points with them, Lai De Si’s part was fairly straightforward and he only had to sit through it for another twenty minutes.

The moment the meeting concluded, Lai De Si heaved a sigh and turned off the computer.

“Ai, I really hate meetings, especially when it’s with those old foxes. All of them are so serious and scary. Not like my sweet and gentle little Song Yu.” Lai De Si suddenly thought of something and started giggling to himself.

Although he had not managed to score a date with Song Yu yet, it seemed Song Yu had already regarded him as a friend…

Mu Tian Heng lifted his hand and gave Lai De Si a smack, forcing him to come back from his daydreaming, “Get moving. Go back to your office and give me the phone.”

“Ai, let me relax a little.” Lai De Si stood up reluctantly, “The phone is not going anywhere.”

“Quickly.” Mu Tian Heng ordered and exited the room. 

“Ok, ok.” Lai De Si had no choice but to follow.

As the two reached Lai De Si’s office, Lai De Si went to open the door for Mu Tian Heng.

“Where did you put it?” Mu Tian Heng gave his office a quick sweep.

“Isn’t it on the table?”

“Where?” Mu Tian Heng frowned at Lai De Si, “Are you sure it’s on the table?”

“It’s right th… Huh?!” Lai De Si looked at his workspace and was startled that the phone was gone.

“I, I, left it there!”

“How could it be missing?!” Lai De Si panicked and began to ransack his table when he suddenly came to a realization, “Ah! I think George must’ve taken it!”

“What has George got to do with this?”

“George came to take the material for this week’s programming competition. I told him it was on the table and let him take it. Turns out he took the wrong item.” Lai De Si picked up the laptop on the table and shook his head, “He should have taken this laptop. Shouldn’t they realize by now that they’ve taken the wrong thing? What’s there to decode in little Mo Di’s phone?” 

Mu Tian Heng had long ignored Lai De Si and was heading straight for the senior programmers’ office.

Lai De Si carried the laptop and hurried behind him.

As Mu Tian Heng approached the office, he could hear Edmund shouting excitedly.

“I’m very close to decoding it!!!”

Mu Tian Heng frowned and picked up his pace. He entered the room and saw George and the others sitting around a table with a cell phone in the center. It was plugged into several cables and connected to everyone’s laptop.

And that phone was most certainly Mo Di’s.

“Three, two, one, I did it! I decoded it! It’s open! Hahaha I won…..Mu?!” Edmund paused halfway through his excited proclamation when Mu Tian Heng stepped in and disconnected the data cables to the phone.

The files shown on their screen flashed and disappeared instantly. 

“Mu, what are you doing?” Edmund was baffled. He had just unlocked it and did not get to see anything yet.

Although the content of the file was not important, this had been a complex and time-consuming task which he had won; it was his right to read what was inside!

“This is not this week’s challenge. This is Mo Di’s phone. The program is in here.” Lai De Si put the laptop on the table. “George, you idiot, you took the wrong item!”

“Ha?!” George was stunned. “That’s not right, there’s really an encrypted file on this phone.”

“That’s right, there’s a memo with multiple layers of encryption on this phone. Aside from that, there’s nothing else on it. How can this be Mo Di’s phone?” 

“The person who took this phone must’ve formatted the phone to wipe the memory but this file had powerful encryption so it could not be touched. I have to say, little Mo Di’s programming skill is quite top-notch. It took the group of them thirty minutes to crack so it would have been impossible for some average joe to access it.” Lai De Si said with a smile.

Although Mu Tian Heng did not say anything, he was beaming with pride. Of course his little one’s skill was one of the best in the world.

However, he did expect that Mo Di would set up such a high-level lock for his phone. This file should be of some importance but he remembered asking Mo Di if he had valuable information on his phone and Mo Di had replied with a no.

Mu Tian Heng frowned.

Lai De Si curiously asked Edmund, “Hey, were you the first to crack it?”

“Of course, I’m still the number one in this department.”

“Come on, this is just one time. And we even worked on the wrong thing, it does not count.” George objected.

“Say, did you guys happen to see what was written on it?” Lai De Si quietly nudged Edmund’s arm. He was really curious about the file that Mo Di had hidden under so many layers of encryption.

“Dunno, I didn’t see anything. Mu was too fast.” Edmund shrugged.

Li Cheng and Raymond shook their heads.

“I managed to make out a few words!” Chote said, “But I’m not sure. Something with ‘like’ or ‘don’t like’… Ai, I couldn’t see clearly. Mu was really quick.” 

Chote smirked and continued, “That old dude is like a different person when it comes to love. It’s only a file his boyfriend hid and he guarded it so tightly.”

“Like or don’t like?!”

As though he had discovered a mind-blowing scandal, he exclaimed with an ‘Oh!’ and then deliberately teased Mu Tian Heng, “Could it be that little Mo Di had an interest in someone else before liking Mu? He wanted to put away those memories but could not bear to delete them so he hid them in those files.”

Mu Tian Heng’s gloomy eyes stared straight at Lai De Si.

“O, o, of course that’s impossible!”

Lai De Si was struck by the death stare and had to change his words to survive, “I was just kidding. How’s that possible? It should be the diary little Mo Di wrote when he started having one-sided feelings for you. I remembered that he had fallen for you a long time ago…”

Mu Tian Heng was somewhat appeased but he still ignored Lai De Si and turned to leave.

Lai De Si swallowed hard, “It was just a joke, he didn’t have to stare at me like I’m some kind of dead meat.”

Chote patted Lai De Si on the shoulder and said, “There’s a Hua Xia saying ‘bu zuo bu si’, I think it suits you perfectly.”

(TN: 不作不死 directly translates as “don’t do, won’t die.” It’s pretty easy to understand, simply meant that don’t do stupid things and you won’t suffer for it.)

Meanwhile, Mu Tian Heng took Mo Di’s phone back to his office.

He poured himself half a cup of coffee and took a sip. He then sent Mo Di a message telling him that his phone had been found and he would deliver it to him tonight.

Mo Di did not reply, most likely he was concentrating on his work.

Mu Tian Heng took another sip of coffee. His eyes were downcast as the winter sun cast a shadow over his face.

What Lai De Si and Chote had said inexplicably lingered in his mind.

Like, or don’t like?

Why would his little one write those words?

Was there really someone he had liked before him… Or was this a record of his feelings for him?

Mu Tian Heng’s long finger slid over the blue case of the phone and stopped at the data port of the phone.

This is not something an upright man should do.

But…

If this was related to Mo Di’s feelings then he was willing to be a crook.

Mu Tian Heng hesitated twice before connecting Mo Di’s phone to his laptop.

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The clock struck twelve and Mo Di finally stopped working. He cracked his knuckles then took a look at his cellphone. He saw the message from Mu Tian Heng telling him that his phone was retrieved.

Mo Di was astonished. He quickly gave Mu Tian Heng a call.

Beep beep beep.

No one answered.

Even until the last ring, Mu Tian Heng did not pick up.

Mo Di slightly sulked. The line wasn’t busy or out of range. Did Mu Tian Heng not hear the phone ring?

Mo Di dialed again.

The phone rang for a long time but towards the last beep, it was connected and Mu Tian Heng’s voice came through.

“Hello?”

“Brother.” Mo Di’s voice was a mix of excitement and nervousness, “Was the phone found?”

“That’s right, I’ve retrieved it. But…”

“But what?” Mo Di’s heart pounded and there was a lump stuck in his throat.

“But it had been formatted. There is nothing left, it has been cleanly erased.” Mu Tian Heng’s voice was gentle as ever but underneath were undetectable waves of raging emotions.

“It’s been formatted?!”

For a moment, Mo Di was unsure whether he should be relieved or depressed. He had put a lot of effort into writing the encryption on the memo, it shouldn’t be that easily erased…

“Is there anything important on it?”

Mu Tian Heng asked again, disrupting Mo Di’s thoughts. 

“No, no.” Mo Di replied instantly. His ears were turning pink.

Why did he feel that Mu Tian Heng’s voice was even more gentle than before, making him unconsciously blush.

“Brother, I’ll wait for you at the East gate tonight. You can come in if it’s just for a while and we can spend some time together!”

Mo Di’s voice was cheering up.

But Mu Tian Heng had other plans. “Come out at six today, I’ll take you out for dinner.”

“Ah?” Mo Di was stumped, “But brother, today is not Sunday, I can’t leave.”

“Yes you can. I’ve contacted the person in charge of the competition and he gave you permission to leave this evening and return tomorrow night.”

Mu Tian Heng’s voice was deep and alluring, it was even more enticing than before, “Be good, at six this evening, I will be waiting for you at the entrance.”

Although Mo Di did not know why Mu Tian Heng had requested for his leave, he still readily agreed.

He then asked, “Brother, is there something special about today?”


TN: In case you don’t remember, here’s the note MD wrote back in Chapter 32. It took me some time to remember which chapter it was in 😛

“I don’t like him but I acted like I do. I’m indeed too underhanded. If I can compensate, I’ll do anything, even giving up my company, it doesn’t matter.”

RCFN 98

Chapter 98

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

The announcement was made several times but no one came to return Mo Di’s phone. 

When Mu Tian Heng tried calling it, there was a ring at first but then the call was rejected, and eventually, the phone was turned off.

Mo Di was now certain that whether his phone was taken by mistake or on purpose, the chances of him getting it back was very small.

He was too anxious to relax and his heart was sinking fast.

Knowing that the person who took Mo Di’s phone was refusing to return it to them, Mu Tian Heng was furious but seeing Mo Di’s disheartened look, he gently reached out and touched his cheek, then softly coaxed him, “Don’t be upset. That person probably didn’t hear the ring or maybe the phone is out of battery. Let’s try again tomorrow. Since there’s nothing important on it, you don’t have to worry too much. Let’s go to the mall before it closes and buy a new one.”

Mo Di looked at Mu Tian Heng. The bright lights of the park began to blur behind him.

Mo Di’s eyes became hot. He suddenly lunged into Mu Tian Heng’s chest and buried his head inside.

“Brother, brother… will you always be good to me like this?”

“Did losing your phone turn you silly?” Mu Tian Heng smiled. He hugged Mo Di and gently rubbed his head, “Of course I will keep being good to you and it’ll never change. Why do you ask such a question?” 

“Really?” Mo Di’s eyes were slightly red. He regretted writing that memo and hated himself even more for not deleting that stupid note after falling for Mu Tian Heng.

He had completely forgotten about its existence.

“Of course.” Mu Tian Heng looked into Mo Di’s eyes, “Don’t you believe me?”

“It’s not that I don’t believe you, but… I’m just scared. You treat me too well. No one has been this kind to me before, you’re the only one. You’re also the most important person to me. I fear that one day you won’t like me anymore.” Mo Di sniffed and his voice was shaking, “I’m scared…”

“Brother, why don’t you stop being this good to me? So when the time comes and you stopped liking me, I would still be able to take it.” Mo Di kept his head down and spurted words he did not fully understand himself.

Mu Tian Heng was not sure whether to laugh or feel distressed over Mo Di’s sudden sense of insecurity. 

“Silly.” Mu Tian Heng gave Mo Di’s forehead a pat, “What kind of request is this? Who would ask someone else to treat themselves badly?”

“Ah.” Mo Di was quite stunned by the hit. He looked up with moist eyes and covered his forehead innocently, “It hurts…”

“So you do feel pain. I thought you were sleeping and seeing some weird dream,” Mu Tian Heng said as he pulled Mo Di’s hand away from his forehead and rubbed it for him.

“Does it still hurt?”

“…Yes.” Mo Di gave Mu Tian Heng a grievous look. He was not feeling any pain but he just wanted to be pampered by Mu Tian Heng and make this moment last a little longer.

“Then don’t say such things again,” Mu Tian Heng said so but he regretted it deeply. He never wanted Mo Di to have to experience any pain but he had accidentally used too much strength just now. 

Mu Tian Heng leaned over and kissed the pinkish dot on Mo Di’s forehead.

Mo Di opened his eyes slowly. He could clearly hear the next thing that Mu Tian Heng said to him.

“How could I not love you? Even if you make a big mistake, at most I will hit you on the butt and after that, I will still dote on you. I will never stop liking you or stop treating you well. Therefore, don’t say words like this again. I will only think that I was not good enough and that’s why you’re feeling insecure.” 

“There’s no such thing! Brother, you’re perfect!” Mo Di shook his head immediately. “You’re really great, you’re the best!”

Mu Tian Heng looked at Mo Di’s earnest eyes and smiled, “Then that’s that. Stop giving yourself unnecessary headaches.”

Mo Di sniffed and glanced at Mu Tian Heng. He then plunged back into his embrace.

“Sorry brother, I was overthinking.”

“There’s nothing to apologize for. This only means that I have to work harder.” Mu Tian Heng lowered his head and kissed Mo Di’s hair.

“Do you still want to go for another ride?” 

“I don’t feel like playing anymore.” Mo Di shook his head. Although his fears were somewhat elevated, he didn’t want to hang around the amusement park anymore.

“Brother, let’s go get a new phone then go to the movies.”

“Alright.” Since it was Mo Di’s request, Mu Tian Heng naturally complied. 

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No one from the amusement park got back to them about the missing phone and Mo Di had completely given up on it.

At almost midnight, Mu Tian Heng sent Mo Di back to the base. 

Mo Di kissed Mu Tian Heng goodbye and did not mention the cell phone again. He waved at Mu Tian Heng, then ran back to the villa.

Mu Tian Heng watched as his little lover left, all the way until he had disappeared out of sight. He then took out his phone and dialed for Assistant Gao.

“Sir.” Assistant Gao was always on duty for Mu Tian Heng and hence, the phone was picked up after a mere three seconds. 

Mu Tian Heng instructed Assistant Gao to publish a notice over major media platforms to find Mo Di’s cell phone. A fifty thousand yuan would also be rewarded to whoever brought it back.

No matter how expensive a used cell phone was, it could not even fetch five thousand yuan. Now that the reward was fifty thousand, anyone in their right mind would know what they should do.

As expected, a call came in the following day regarding the missing cell phone.

The caller sounded like a middle-aged man with a slight accent.

“Is it Mr. Gao? I saw the notice and called to return the phone. I took my kid to the amusement park yesterday and only realized that I took the wrong phone after we had left. I’m very sorry about that.”

The contact information left on the notices was Assistant Gao’s number. He listened to the man without pointing out the loopholes in his story. “May I ask how you can confirm that you have the phone we’re looking for?”

“Of course it is! It’s absolutely the one you’re looking for. It has a blue case and there’s a picture of the sea on it,” the man quickly replied.

“About that, I’d have to reconfirm.”

“Reconfirm?!” the man raised his voice. “Are you making excuses so that you don’t have to give out the reward? You big bosses are so wealthy, how can you be this stingy?!”

“That’s not the case. I’m a man of my word. How about this, you use that phone to call the number on the notice, after I confirm that the caller ID is correct, you can bring the phone to me and I will give you the reward.”

“Alright, I will call you again,” The man said then hung up instantly.

Ten seconds later, Assistant Gao’s phone rang again. It was indeed Mo Di’s number that Mu Tian Heng had given him. 

Assistant Gao proceeded to give the man a designated location where they would exchange the phone for the money.

The man readily agreed.

Before leaving to meet the man, Assistant Gao reported the matter to Mu Tian Heng. After listening, Mu Tian Heng told him to bring along a police officer.

The day before, he had called the phone countless times and was rejected. The phone was then shut down which proved that it had not been taken by mistake and the man had had no intention of returning it. This behavior was a direct violation of the law and there was no way Mu Tian Heng would have let him go. The reward would still be handed out because he was a man of his word but he would make sure that the man was punished appropriately.

…..

An hour later, Assistant Gao had settled everything and brought the phone back to the company.

When he was on his way to the chairman’s office to return the phone, Lai De Si came humming from the corridor.

“Old Gao, what’s up? You’re reporting to Mu? He’s having a video conference with those old men, it’s going to take a while.”

“…” Assistant Gao was at a loss but he calmly replied, “I’m not here to give a report. I’m here to hand Mo Di’s lost phone to the chairman.”

“Oh, it’s been found? That’s pretty fast. You can give it to me, I’ll also be attending the conference in a moment and I’ll pass it to Mu for you.” Lai De Si said.

Assistant Gao hesitated for a bit before deciding that there shouldn’t be a problem handing it to Lai De Si and so he agreed.

Lai De Si put the phone in his pocket and went back to his office.

Lai De Si’s office was also equipped with a small lounge furnished with a wardrobe, bathroom, and other amenities. Lai De Si placed the phone and his laptop on the desk before going to the wardrobe to get changed.

He was about to meet that group of grumpy old men later and under-dressing would cause him to be reprimanded. 

How annoying!

Just as he was changing clothes, his office door was knocked twice and George’s voice came through the door.

“Lai De Si, we’re holding the weekly competition. Have you prepared the challenge yet?”

“It’s done!” Lai De Si replied from the changing room. “This time is a decoding race. Whoever can decrypt the program the fastest is the winner. But I won’t be participating this time, I have a meeting later.”

“Then where’s the material? Give it to me.” 

“It’s on the desk, you can come in and take it with you,” Lai De Si said as he fidgeted in front of the mirror with a tie he had found in the drawer.

RCFN 97

Chapter 97

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

The meeting with Gu Ran Ju was completely ignored by Mo Di. He had lunch with everyone and in the evening, went to meet Mu Tian Heng.

He wanted to spend the Lantern Festival with him but this time, they could only stay together for ten minutes before Mu Tian Heng had to get back to work.

Mu Tian Heng felt guilty for not being able to accompany Mo Di but Mo Di was satisfied with any amount of time he could spend with him.

Mu Tian Heng held him tight for a long time before going back to deal with the acquisition.

Fortunately, Mu Tian Heng’s sacrifice was not in vain.

On the day that Mo Di’s University reopened, an explosive piece of news swept the nation: The entertainment and real estate companies that were once under the Qin Group had now been relinquished to Impression!!!

The news was both shocking and confounding. Many did not understand why a software company like Impression would be interested in the entertainment and real estate businesses. And to think that the Qin Group would actually let them take over two of their most profitable businesses!

Although the Qin Group’s stock had fallen sharply recently, acquiring the two companies that accounted for thirty percent of their income was still a very tall order.

To resolve this unrest, Mu Tian Heng already had his public relations department prepare a press conference and at the same time help promote Impression together with the two newly renamed companies, Juan Di Entertainment and Juan Di Real Estate. 

(TN: Regarding the name Juan Di 眷第, it is a show of affection towards Mo Di. Juan means to have tender feelings for and Di is obviously Mo Di’s name.)

Mo Di only knew that Mu Tian Heng had renamed the two companies as such through the news. He blushed but was too embarrassed to confirm with Mu Tian Heng the meaning behind the name. 

Coincidentally, Mu Tian Heng sent him a message through WeChat.

He first asked about his school life and told him to send him a copy of his class schedule. Then he texted: The word juan from Juan Di means to love, as for the word di, Little One, you should understand what it means, right?

Mo Di’s face turned hotter.

But before he could send the reply ‘I know’, he received another message from Mu Tian Heng.

[It means I love you.]

Mo Di’s head was buzzing and his face turned scarlet.

Lin Jun Feng happened to be passing by and saw Mo Di turning red. He walked over and said, “Xiao Di, our school’s heating is pretty strong, you should take off your jacket if it’s too hot for you.”

“!” Mo Di was too flustered to think. He nodded and agreed readily, “I’m taking it off now. You should quickly get going.”

Lin Jun Feng saw Mo Di pulling down his jacket zipper and left without saying anything else.

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Jing Da’s class schedule had become increasingly intense but this would not pose a problem to its students, after all, being admitted here meant that they could handle this curriculum. However, being able to excel academically while having fun with extracurricular activities like Mo Di was not something every student could do. 

Mo Di could efficiently work on the game, do homework, and even take care of the group’s projects with ease. Much unlike his roommates who had been having a hard time adjusting to this new and hectic schedule. Luckily for them, Mo Di had been in charge of their group work which gave them one less thing to worry about.

Another two weeks passed and in late February, the deadline for uploading the next part of the game for the competition came to a close.

Under Mo Di’s supervision, Infinite Life had reached chapter 21 and currently had millions of players.

Having such a large player base under its belt, anyone could see that the game had great potential. Investors were flocking in to discuss cooperation with Mo Di and some even wanted to buy the copyright to the game. Nonetheless, they had all been rejected by him. Some even went over his head and spoke with the competition officials to help them sway him but it had been to no avail.

Eventually, Mo Di had to show his fierce side and openly expressed his unwillingness to even talk about selling the game. 

A small number of officials were dissatisfied with Mo Di’s arrogance and tried to find fault with his team but they were soon reprimanded by the higher-ups. Mo Di’s game had millions of fans countrywide; if words were leaked that the team was being bullied, the competition itself would be in deep trouble. Furthermore, the competition also managed to garner a lot of support thanks to Mo Di’s game. The way things were at the moment, they needed Mo Di’s team to stay in the competition to maintain the hype. No one was dumb enough to get rid of their prize cow.

As such, although Mo Di was disliked by some, he was still untouchable. 

On February 24th, the results were announced, and once again, Infinite Life was ranked at the top with points far surpassing the second place.

Everyone in the group cheered as they knew the championship was within grasp if they kept up the work. A celebration party was in order and Mo Di generously set aside five thousand yuan for them to spend. He, on the other hand, went home to be with Mu Tian Heng.

They hadn’t had any alone time for so many days. First, it was Mu Tian Heng who was busy with the acquisition and then when that was done, he had to rectify the newly acquired companies. When Mu Tian Heng’s work finally slowed down, it was Mo Di’s turn to be busy with school and the competition’s deadline. And so, for more than twenty days, the lovebirds had not had any dose of intimacy.

Mu Tian Heng had told Mo Di a few days ago that after they were finally free, he would like to hold a celebration for him for ranking first in the semifinals. He would bring him out for a day of fun.

Mo Di had been looking forward to it ever since!

He ran as fast as he could to the east entrance of the base.

When Mu Tian Heng saw him almost out of breath while running towards him, he stepped forward and adjusted his scarf. 

“What are you running for? It’s easy to catch a cold if you sweat in this weather.”

But the first response Mu Tian Heng got was Mo Di tiptoeing and giving him a hug. He then raised his head and looked at him with sparkling eyes, “I was only thinking of wanting to see you as soon as possible.”

Mu Tian Heng felt his heart being poked at and stirred. He reached out and gently held Mo Di’s neck. Then he kissed him on the nose and lips.

“I missed you very much.”

Mo Di smiled sweetly and rubbed his head against Mu Tian Heng’s neck and tightened his hands around his waist.

“Brother, where are we going today?”

“I’m taking you for lunch then we’ll go to the amusement park, is that ok?” the love in Mu Tian Heng’s eyes was overflowing. He gazed at Mo Di in his embrace and only wanted to give him everything in the world.

As long his Mo Di was happy, everything was worth it.

Mu Tian Heng rubbed his hair and said, “Get in the car first. It’s warmer inside.”

“Hm!” Mo Di nodded.

Mu Tian Heng knew that Mo Di had not visited his favorite restaurant in a long time so he brought him there for lunch. Even the reservation had been done ahead of time.

While waiting for their food to arrive, Mu Tian Heng ordered Mo Di’s beloved Pudding Milk Tea which he happily drank while chatting with Mu Tian Heng.

The couple was in sweet bliss.

“Brother.”

“Hm?” Mu Tian Heng looked at Mo Di lovingly.

“Brother.”

“What is it?” Mu Tian Heng chuckled softly at him.

“Brother.”

Mo Di called him in a low and coquettish voice. A little dimple appeared on his cheek as he smiled impishly. He simply wanted to call out to Mu Tian Heng without a need for any reason.

Mu Tian Heng also understood that Mo Di was calling him for no reason and he was happy to indulge him, responding to his every call.

The atmosphere was bubbling with sweetness. The two spent their meal in perfect harmony. Luckily, no one was there to see their affection or they would be choked with dog food.

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After lunch, Mu Tian Heng brought Mo Di to the amusement park.

The last time Mo Di came here was over six months ago, and it was also Mu Tian Heng who had brought him here to play. Mo Di could still remember that day very clearly.

The first ride Mo Di wanted to get on was the pirate ship and Mu Tian Heng naturally accompanied his kid.

The two bought their tickets and began to unload their cell phones and other small belongings into the small box provided by the staff.

The ride was turbulent and exciting. Mo Di was screaming along with the other passengers as the ride rose and fell.

Mu Tian Heng maintained a calm appearance and would occasionally turn to look at Mo Di tenderly.

Their expressions were photographed and a total of twenty-one shots had been taken. Mo Di bought them all and hugged the treasured photos in his arms.

“They’re all mine,” Mo Di claimed.

Mu Tian Heng reached out and rubbed his hair, “Yes, it’s all yours.”

“But what’s mine is also yours,” Mo Di beamed, “Let’s buy some frames for them and hang them up at home.”

“Ok.” Mu Tian Heng was like a wife slave, “Everything you say goes.”

Mo Di was particularly happy. He pulled Mu Tian Heng towards the staff station to get their things back.

There were several cell phones left in the box and Mo Di immediately saw Mu Tian Heng’s. He picked it up and passed it to him then continued to search for his own.

But…

He kept digging up the pile but his phone was nowhere to be found.

Mo Di’s expression had been gradually changing. He thought of the possibilities and felt a panic in his heart.

More customers came to get their things and soon only a few cell phones were left but none of them were Mo Di’s.

Mu Tian Heng also saw that Mo Di’s phone was missing from the box and knew that it had been either stolen or taken by mistake. He comforted Mo Di, “Don’t worry, we’ll find it.” 

He then turned to the staff member and said in a stern voice, “The phone we left here for safekeeping is missing, this is your responsibility.”

The staff was also taken aback. He looked at the contents in the box and quickly replied, “Our guests usually recognize their things as it will be attached to the wristband they were given. Someone must’ve taken the wrong phone. My apologies, we’ll immediately put out a broadcast and help you find your phone. Can you please describe your phone?”

“The model is Huaka X30, it has a blue case.” Mu Tian Heng replied. When he turned back to Mo Di, he found Mo Di turning a little pale; it seemed he was really anxious. Mu Tian Heng quickly comforted, “We’ll definitely find it, don’t worry. Is there any important information inside?”

Mo Di looked up and opened his mouth but in the end, he just shook his head.

There was nothing important stored, only something that he had forgotten about and did not have the chance to delete yet.

That thing was basically a bomb.

A bomb that he absolutely must never let Mu Tian Heng find out!

“If there’s nothing important then don’t be too worried. It’s not good for your health. If we can’t get it back, let’s just buy a new one,” Mu Tian Heng coaxed him gently.

“I have to find it back!” Mo Di raised his voice unconsciously. “Brother, this phone is very important to me!”

“Then we’ll keep looking. Don’t worry, we’ll find it.”

Mu Tian Heng adjusted the scarf around Mo Di’s neck, “Come, let’s go to the lost and found and wait. Someone might be returning it already.”

“En.” Mo Di took a deep breath and forced himself to calm down. 

Nothing will happen. Someone must’ve taken it by mistake.

Even if it had been taken on purpose, the perpetrator shouldn’t be able to decode the security system he had programmed on his phone.

Everything will be fine. 

Nothing will happen.

RCFN 96

Chapter 96

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

Qin Guang Jie was admitted to the hospital and the Qin Enterprise was in complete chaos.

After regaining consciousness, he struggled to sit up from his hospital bed and began making phone calls non-stop, trying to find ways to keep Qin Cheng Yi out of jail and keep his company in shape, but…

It was harder than he thought. Qin Guang Jie soon realized that he was powerless; whether it was protecting his son or the Qin Group.

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Mo Di completely let go of matters regarding the Qin family and let Mu Tian Heng deal with them however he liked. He shifted his focus back to the game competition. 

After the quarter-finals, only eight teams were left and the number would be reduced to five after the semi-finals. The semi-final would be a step up from the previous rounds and each team would have at least three promotional videos which would have the chance of being advertised on various media throughout the country.

Furthermore, investors were also interested in turning one of the games into a movie. Being the top in the quarter-final round and also currently the most talked-about game in the competition, many directors and filmmakers were yearning to have a chance to work with Mo Di’s game

All this was well but Mo Di was concerned with something else. The Lantern Festival was coming which also meant that their school would be starting soon but the competition was still ongoing.

Mo Di mulled over this and finally made a proposal to the competition committee. He would attend school on the weekdays and come back to the base on the weekends for the video shoot. 

The committee staff wanted to reject his proposal right away but considering how popular Mo Di’s team had become and the excellence of their game, the staff decided to pass on his request to the higher-ups and let them make the decision.

After two days, Mo Di’s request was approved in the form of a new regulation being implemented. The regulation stated that students could return to their schools during the weekdays and come back on the weekends. A special card would be issued so that they could come and go without being questioned. However, this regulation was quite redundant because it only applied to Mo Di and his roommates as no one else in the other teams were still in school.

At the same time, Mo Di also received another piece of good news.

Qin Cheng Yi’s crime had been put on record and only his prison time was left to be decided in court.

It could be seen that Qin Guang Jie was truly concerned about his son. While struggling between his company and Qin Cheng Yi’s case, he had decided to focus everything on his son instead, relenting the entertainment and real estate companies to the acquisition. 

Ironically, no matter how good he treated Qin Cheng Yi and how much he had to sacrifice for him, in Qin Cheng Yi’s eyes, he was nothing compared to Mo Liu Gui. If Qin Guang Jie dared to harm her, Qin Cheng Yi certainly would not hesitate to cut down his own father for her.

As for the Mo Liu Gui of his heart…

She was finally being taken in for questioning by the police.

Mo Liu Gui was being charged for defaming Mo Di but it was quite a difficult case because she had been very clever with her words. She had never directly denigrated Mo Di. Her words were always implicative and she claimed that the netizens were the ones who had wrongly interpreted everything that she had said. She stated that she had asked them to stop abusing Mo Di but the netizens over-exaggerated everything and did as they pleased but that she had not encouraged any of their malicious behaviors towards Mo Di.

The two policewomen questioning her were also convinced by the story after listening to her statement mixed with sobs and cries.

To help her case, apart from Mo Liu Gui’s skillful acting, the Mo family had also been up in arms. After all, Mo Liu Gui was the heart and soul of the family. Her being arrested was countless times more horrible than any of the other grandchildren being sent to prison!

The Mo patriarch no longer said that the Mo family was out of resources to help his grandchild. He did not even need his crutch to walk and went straight to meet up with anyone who could help. Ruan Qing Dan was crying her eyes out.

At the same time, Qin Cheng Yi could also guess that Mo Liu Gui would be facing this predicament and hence, confessed that he was the sole mastermind behind everything. With this confession, Mo Liu Gui was clear of suspicion including the tampering of the medical report. She was only detained briefly and was released after the police confirmed her nonparticipation in said case.

Everyone in the Mo family was overjoyed, except for the First and Second aunts.

However…

Mo Liu Gui was not the least happy being exonerated.

She knew very well that she could no longer captivate anymore ‘passersby’ to become her fans and her name was now in the dump.

Very soon, all her roles were discarded or given to someone else. The contracts that were still being drafted were all discarded. To top it off, she had to compensate for the breach of her current contracts due to her ruined reputation.

For the first time in her life, she felt that the sky was falling on her. Since her birth, she had never encountered such a dark and terrifying situation. 

She cried pitifully in her mother’s arms.

What should she do?! What would become of her in the future?!

If Mo Di were here, he would probably comfort her by telling her that this was not the worst that could happen; this was just the beginning.

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Mo Di stayed in the base for a few days till the Lantern Festival. As the Festival happened to coincide with the weekend, the competition committee ‘generously’ gave them a half-day off early.

However, Mo Di did not use this time to go home or visit Mu Tian Heng but attended a court session.

Qin Cheng Yi would be on trial that day and Mo Di had to appear in court, something he was happy to comply with.

Knowing that Mo Di was attending the court session, Xian Yu Chao and the others expressed their interest to tag along.

Mu Tian Heng had wanted to accompany Mo Di for this significant occasion but the acquisition of the Qin Group’s companies had transitioned to the final and most critical stage and Mu Tian Heng had to focus on it without respite.

In fact, for Mo Di, Mu Tian Heng could relinquish anything to be there for him but Mo Di insisted that he focus on the acquisition instead. Because, compared to this trial, toppling the Qin Enterprise was the most effective way to bring down Qin Cheng Yi. Mo Di told him that it would bring him more joy seeing Qin Cheng Yi lose his standing and power than him being imprisoned for this petty crime.

What else could Mu Tian Heng do? And how could he not love his Mo Di? 

His little one was just too sensible and rational that there was no room for argument. 

Mu Tian Heng relented and doubled his efforts to finalize the acquisition swiftly and triumphantly.

…..

The trial began on the dot.

During the session, Qin Cheng Yi looked at Mo Di with deep-seated hatred. There was no change in his expression but there was extreme violence hidden in his eyes.

If there was a chance, he would definitely put Mo Di to death.

Unfortunately for him, he currently did not have the power to touch Mo Di.

On the other hand, Qin Guang Jie really did love this son of his. He had used up all his cards and owed countless favors for Qin Cheng Yi’s sake. He even had to put aside the troubles of his entertainment and real estate companies to focus his resources on helping him.

And his efforts paid off.

Although Qin Cheng Yi was found guilty of the charges, his sentence was reduced to the minimum of three months imprisonment.

Xian Yu Chao and the others couldn’t help but protest that there was definitely something exchanged under the table!

Mo Di did not think much of it and only smiled.

He was looking forward to seeing how Qin Cheng Yi would do in prison and more importantly, how the Qin Group would be after Qin Cheng Yi was released.

Most likely it would drop out of Hua Xia’s top five enterprises.

After the verdict was passed, the group invited Mo Di for lunch to alleviate his shock.

Mo Di could only laugh at them and said, “I’m not in any shock or frustration. I’m totally fine.”

“That’s even more alarming,” Xian Yu Chao said, “Anyway, didn’t you say that the big boss is busy so you won’t be visiting him today?”

“I’m going to see him tonight,” Mo Di responded.

“Exactly! You’ll only be going tonight so for now we should have some fun together. Let’s have hotpot and also some reunion noodles for good luck,” Chen Zhao said.

“Xiao Di, since we’re all free this afternoon, let’s do some team building activities,” Zhao Chun added.

Mo Di smiled at the expectant faces and nodded, “Ok.”

“Alright! Let’s book a cab then!” Pang Qiang Lang took out his phone to get transportation for the group, “The eight of us would probably need three cars. Han Chao and I will go together and the rest of you can split up however you want.”

Upon hearing his words, Mo Di squinted and remembered the strange vibe he was getting from Pang Qiang Lang these past few days. He did not give it much thought back then but now, he was getting a sense that Pang Qiang Lang was acting differently towards Han Chao.

But he was not going to meddle with their affairs. Although Han Chao was older than him age-wise, he did not seem to know much about homosexual relationships. His ignorance could only mean that Pang Qiang Lang had to work extra hard.

In fact, even Pang Qiang Lang did not seem to be fully aware of his feelings either. Maybe in his mind, he just wanted to be nicer to Han Chao.

It was overly crowded in the hotspot restaurant that they went to. The group had to wait for half an hour before a table opened up for them. 

After they left their things in the seat, Mo Di went to wash his hands with several of the boys. Right in front of the bathroom door, Mo Di happened to see someone he had not seen for a long time…

It was Gu Ran Ju!

Mo Di instantly remembered Gu Ran Ju’s rabid behaviors from their previous encounters and took a step back. Strangely, as soon as Gu Ran Ju saw him, he was surprised for a brief moment before his face started blushing which then turned into anger. He stood staring at Mo Di with an indefinable expression. Finally, he flicked his arms… And ran away.

Mo Di: “???”

It was baffling but Mo Di did not give it another thought. He entered the bathroom and washed his hands.

RCFN 95

Chapter 95

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.

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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.

“Brother…”

“Good boy.”

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.

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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!”

RCFN 94

Chapter 94

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

Even the netizens following the live broadcast of the game competition had been swept with the news; the users of other social platforms naturally would have received the news a step faster.

Especially Weibo –

It had exploded a long time ago!

Who would’ve thought that this matter could still be reversed?! 

…And what an incredible turn of events!!!

Mo Liu Gui’s medical report was fake! And there was irrefutable evidence to prove it. Furthermore, this news was disclosed by the Police Department and hence, there was nothing Mo Liu Gui’s fans nor the water army could say to salvage this.

Of course, there were still a handful of remnants who still insulted Mo Di and accused the police of going against Mo Liu Gui but they were mostly ignored or reported. Even Mo Liu Gui’s die-hard fans could not agree with them and had to stay quiet.

The revelation this time was too startling that it garnered even more attention than when Mo Liu Gui produced proof for her depression. This was because it not only involved a doctor producing fabricated medical reports but also revealed someone else who was quite a bigshot — Qin Cheng Yi, the son of Hua Xia’s richest man and also the current general manager of the Qin Group in name.

Why ‘in name’ you ask? Because, according to an insider, although Qin Cheng Yi was very capable and his true status was only second to that of his father, Qin Guang Jie, he still lacked the seniority to be put in a higher position.

And this outstanding and powerful man was the one who contacted Doctor Yang Qi Quan to have him make a fake medical report for Mo Liu Gui on top of hiring a powerful water army to fuel this scandal and maliciously besmirched Mo Di’s name.

The netizens had been busy following this series of events with great interests. At present, the top six hot searches were all related to this scandal:

[Mo Liu Gui’s medical report is fake]

[Mo Liu Gui deliberately defame Mo Di]

[Qin Cheng Yi paid off Dr. Yang Qi Quan]

[Dr. Yang Qi Quan falsified medical records]

[Mo Liu Gui is a high ranking white lotus]

[Mo Di is really unfortunate]

Many similar posts were popping up on every other forum and social media platforms. And to keep the newcomers up to date, several blogs and vlogs retold the whole story from the start, fully documented with pictures and videos. These posts were then linked and further spread exponentially. 

[Let me, a scandalmonger give you the whole scoop in chronological order:

It all started when Mo Liu Gui did a very rotten thing – she lied that she had severe depression before to gain sympathy. This not only disrespected patients with depression but also undermined the illness. Furthermore, she also tried to imply that her brother, Mo Di, was the cause of everything bad that happened to her and her family. This spawned a wave of hatred from the netizens towards Mo Di while making her seem like a saint with a kind and benevolent heart. I have to say that that’s just disgusting!

Attached below are the photos of her during the interview when she mentioned that she had depression. Actually the host was asking her about her childhood, Ms. Mo Liu Gui, don’t you think your answer is off-topic?

(Pic, pic, pic)

With photos as evidence, it can be seen that Mo Liu Gui intentionally wanted the world to know of her depression and how selfish Mo Di was (this poor baby is really unfortunate). Although her words did not explicitly point to Mo Di as the one at fault, the underlying meaning was very clear. She painted a picture of how she had to conceal her depression from her family because she did not want them to worry while Mo Di disregarded her efforts and selfishly caused trouble. This was all to show the contrast between her good nature and Mo Di’s insensitivity.

Mo Liu Gui also cleverly led everyone to think that the extremely biased treatment Mo Di received from the Mo family was all justified because he was the cause of her depression. From his father framing him for cheating in the College Entrance Exam to Mo Si Lang making his crazy fans attack him with acid, all this was justly done because they thought that Mo Di had mistreated Mo Liu Gui and that he deserved to be treated as such. 

For those who don’t know about this, you can watch this video: LINK

Next, when Mo Liu Gui’s depression claim was under suspicion, she posted a medical report two days later, bought a hot search, and hired the water army to publicize this matter. It was from this point that she had the netizens hoodwinked, gaining over a million fans and making them spread her goodness and further dragged Mo Di’s name through the mud.

Miss Mo then showed her specious generosity by asking the netizens to cease their attacks on her brother because no matter what he does, she would forgive him and treat him as her brother. It sounded harmless but her statement simply confirmed the netizens’ speculation that Mo Di was the one at fault.

As things progressed, the netizen’s anger towards Mo Di escalated to the point where they demanded his removal from the game competition. 

And just as this matter finally reached its peak, a shocking truth was revealed: Mo Liu Gui’s depression was all made up!

The mastermind behind the tampered medical certificate was Mo Liu Gui’s boyfriend, Qin Cheng Yi, who also happens to be the son of Hua Xia’s richest man. This fraud was officially disclosed by the Metropolitan police and there was no denouncing it.

And this is everything that has transgressed so far. I will update if there are other developments. Overall, I can only summarize that Mo Liu Gui is a white lotus of the highest level, I have never felt so sick of anyone until I met her. Let me just congratulate her for having her name known all throughout Hua Xia for inciting hatred towards her brother so she could feign kindness.

The end.

Wait, there’s something else I almost forgot. I strongly recommend the game Infinite Life produced by Mo Di’s team. It is an incredible game!]

This post, which was filled with detailed analysis accompanied by pictures and links, was quickly forwarded and flooded with comments.

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Soon, the only impression of Mo Liu Gui left in the minds of everyone was how vile and terrifying she was. Who would’ve thought that a beautiful and sweet girl like her could have such a vicious mind?

This time, Mo Liu Gui’s plans backfired and she had received irreversible damage. 

She watched the barrage of condemning words online and cried till her eyes were completely red, causing everyone in the Mo family much distress. They tried to comfort her while cursing Mo Di.

Mo Liu Gui did not have the heart to fuel their anger anymore. She was in sheer panic. At this rate, she would be losing all her supporters and it would also be impossible to gain new ones. She would not be able to have a comeback!

As the last resort, she abandoned her pride and for the first time, took the initiative to call Qin Cheng Yi to ask for his help.

But Qin Cheng Yi did not pick up…

After all, how could he when he was in custody?

According to new regulations, forgery and tampering of medical records were now classified as serious crimes. Qin Cheng Yi, as the mastermind, was subjected to heavy legal liabilities and on top of that, he was also charged with defamation for hiring the water army to slander and insult Mo Di.

One could argue that Mo Liu Gui should’ve faced the same defamation charges but she had been too good with her words that it was only considered as being suggestive. The police could only place her under possible charges and couldn’t take the next step in questioning her unless a lawsuit was being filed against her.

As for Qin Cheng Yi, his rightful sentence would be a one-year prison time but Mu Tian Heng’s lawyer analyzed that the Qin family would use everything in their power to overturn this. After all, they had made criminal charges more serious than this go away.

Nonetheless, Mu Tian Heng absolutely would not sit still and let the Qin family have their way.

…..

Meanwhile..

Mo Di only got his phone back when the ceremony was over. He browsed the freshly released news over the internet and found that everything was as they had expected.

The others were not as calm as Mo Di. Seeing that Mo Liu Gui was exposed and the public sending their apologies to Mo Di, everyone’s excitement went through the roof! They even cast aside the fact that not only was the group promoted to the next stage of the competition, their game had also scored the most number of points, making them the current top ranking team of the competition.

After Mo Di left the venue, he immediately called Mu Tian Heng to give him the good news.

But unexpectedly, Mu Tian Heng’s phone was turned off.

Mo Di reluctantly hung up and decided to take a shower before trying again.

At this time, Mu Tian Heng was holding a video conference with several other shareholders of Impression.

“…Therefore, this is a once in a lifetime chance.”

Mu Tian Heng, in a majestic posture, looked firmly at the group of people in front of him. In a calm and domineering voice, he said, “We will have to mobilize a large number of funds for this and there will be risks, but you should trust my vision and judgment. I can assure you that once the acquisition is successful, we will only benefit from it. The real estate and entertainment companies under the Qin Group are highly regarded in Hua Xia. Acquiring them will ensure us a strong foothold in Hua Xia’s market which will in turn allow Impression to delve deeper into the Asian market.”

“Mu, we definitely trust your judgment but the funds needed are too much. I hope you can give us some time to think about this,” said a blonde-haired middle-aged man on screen.

“Of course, however, I hope you can give me an answer within a day since such a large fund will require quite a bit of time to bring together.”

The shareholders looked at each other and nodded in succession, “No problem.”

Mu Tian Heng’s eyes darkened undetectably, “Alright then, we will hold another meeting; same time tomorrow.”

After toiling for over a month, Mu Tian Heng’s efforts finally paid off and he was ready to put everything into action. 

He was determined that this time, he would not only make sure that Qin Cheng Yi is punished but also that Qin Group could only stand back and watch him sentenced to prison.

RCFN 93

Chapter 93

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

The group was rambunctious about their on-screen appearance but when they got to the comments section, they quietened down. 

The room suddenly sank into dejection.

“… Xiao Di, the comments are from those who don’t know the truth. You don’t have to take it seriously.”

Zhao Chun spoke first and tried to suppress her anger, “They don’t know anything or understand you. They only listened to Mo Liu Gui’s words and came here to attack you. A bunch of brain dead idiots, don’t be bothered by them.”

“Exactly. They all acted on Mo Liu Gui’s words and without evidence they came here to mess with you!” Even Zhang Jie Meng who had always been a tolerable person was enraged.

“They must’ve hired the water army.” Han Chao was also irritated, “Otherwise, how could there be so many of them?”

“It’s time our country has some sort of regulations against these water armies. They just don’t have a conscience.” Lin Jun Feng puffed his chest in anger.

“Just because Mo Liu Gui showed them a piece of medical record, they unconditionally believed everything else she said! Isn’t that a little strange?!”

“…..”

Mo Di was touched looking at his friends whose thoughts were only on how he was being bullied instead of how his reputation would affect the team.

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He smiled and comforted them back, “I’m really fine, you guys are the ones who shouldn’t be paying too much attention to the comments online.”

“Xiao Di, you don’t have to hide it if you’re really upset. None of us here will laugh at you.” Xian Yu Chao said with a wrinkled smile.

“That’s right Xiao Di. You’re the youngest here so don’t try to be an adult. You can tell us anything and we’ll figure out a solution.”

Zhao Chun looked at Mo Di and said, “Mo Liu Gui presented the medical record and had the water army behind her, all of these don’t look good for you. We have to do something. No… We should hire a water army too! We should get them to condemn the Mo family as well!”

“Yes, yes, yes, that’s a good idea!” Xian Yu Chao agreed loudly.

Mo Di shook his head, “There’s no need. Hiring the water army now won’t restore my reputation, it’ll only make a mess.”

“Then what should we do?”

Everyone was worried.

“I have a plan. It’ll be implemented tomorrow, you guys rest assured.” Mo Di smiled at them, “And I have my brother helping me. Even if you don’t have confidence in me, you should know how trustworthy my brother is.”

“That’s right, we have boss Mu on our side! Surely he won’t allow Xiao Di to be slandered and bullied!” Lin Jun Feng hammered his right fist into his palm.

“Really?” Han Chao was still unsure. Of course he trusted Mu Tian Heng but now that things have gone too far, could he still turn this around?

“Really.” Mo Di patted his shoulder and said, “Haven’t you noticed that I’ve been totally chilled? You should know me by now, if I was truly bothered, I would’ve been working on a solution instead of chatting here with you guys.”

“So now that I’m this relaxed, it proves that I really have a plan.”

“What’s the plan?” Xian Yu Chao asked.

“This… I have to keep it a secret for now because my brother is not done with the preparation yet. But you all can rest assured that I’ll be fine and so will our team.”

“So…” Mo Di smiled, “You should instead be thinking about what you’ll be wearing on stage tomorrow.”

…..

The next day, the group continued their work as usual.

Mo Di continued to browse the malicious comments during their break with indifference even when he knew that the Mo family was trying to use this opportunity to whitewash themselves as a victimized family wrongly accused by the public. Mo Wu Hang finally showed his face online and posted several hateful comments.

As for Mo Liu Gui… feeling that she had won the battle, posted several long pretentious statements on Weibo: 

‘I hope everyone will stop abusing Xiao Di. Because I have been misunderstood, slandered, and insulted before I really understand what a terrible feeling it is to have thousands of people scolding you. I hope you won’t use this treatment against him, after all, Xiao Di is my brother, I don’t blame him at all.

My relationship with Xiao Di is not as bad as what has been stated on the internet. Xiao Di had some misunderstandings towards me but he still respected me. I believed that once our misunderstandings are resolved, we will become a family again. I miss the time when my family was still whole. That was the happiest point in my life. I wish that by the time of the next Spring Festival, my family will return to those happy days.

I hope that everyone will stop this attack on Xiao Di. He is my brother and he always will be. I can never be angry with him and will always forgive him. Because I am his sister, it is my responsibility to care for him and that will never change. Therefore, I will be upset if you keep attacking him. I hope everyone will forget about this matter.’

‘….’

Mo Liu Gui’s post was the catalyst that pushed this matter to its climax and effectively made the public’s condemnation of Mo Di reach its peak.

Of course, there were still clear-minded people who stood on Mo Di’s side. Those who had seen the conclusive evidence that Mo Di was the one victimized by the whole Mo family would not blindly believe everything that Mo Liu Gui said. The problem was that even though they said something on the forum, their posts would  inevitably be drowned out by a lot of harsh criticisms from the fans and water army.

From the start, as Mo Di monitored the uproar on the internet, he simultaneously created a little program to help analyze the statistics. Where things stood at the moment, it seemed that the hype had reached a standstill. After Mo Liu Gui’s fans rose to ten million, it had stopped rising. 

Now… 

It was time to change the lead role in this play of flipping black and white.

Mo Di smirked and took out his phone to call Mu Tian Heng.

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The quarter-finals of the competition would officially commence at 8pm but there would be a rehearsal process first. And so, after dinner at five-thirty, the team gathered in the recording room.

The group finally stopped mentioning the online debacle with Mo Di because they were all too nervous.

Lin Jun Feng slapped Xian Yu Chao on the shoulder and stammered, “Look… Look at your unpresentable appearance. Why, why are you shaking?”

“Shoo, I wasn’t shaking! You better worry about yourself, why are you stammering?”

“Look at how awkward the two of them are,” Pang Qiang Lang hiccuped as he talked to Han Chao.

Han Chao: “…” Don’t think that I don’t know that whenever you’re nervous, you would have hiccups!

Apart from Mo Di, the only ones who managed to keep their cool were unexpectedly Zhao Chun and the introverted Zhang Jie Meng.

“I’ve spent half an hour with the new beauty products I just bought. How is it? Does my face look smaller?” Zhao Chun turned her face left and right for Mo Di to see, “Xiao Di, what do you think?”

“…..” Mo Di really could not tell the difference but he still complimented her, “It does look a little smaller and prettier.”

“Haha, I’m so happy.” Zhao Chun laughed heartily.

‘Girls are quite easy to please,’ Mo Di thought silently to himself.

After the makeup artist was done with everyone, the rehearsal began. However, certain parts at the end could not be rehearsed in advance so the session did not take very long.

After the rehearsal, it was half-past seven and the audience had slowly filled up the seats.

Before their phones had been confiscated, Mo Di had called Mu Tian Heng.

Mu Tian Heng first asked about his rehearsal. He then said, “Everything has been arranged. Commissioner Wang had already sent someone to Qin Cheng Yi’s place. After he’s in custody, the truth will be revealed. You don’t have to worry about anything, just focus on the ceremony.”

“Ok.” Mo Di was not worried at all because this time, Qin Cheng Yi had been caught red-handed.

Mo Di said gleefully, “Brother, remember to tune in. It’s my first time on TV, you have to tell me if I look bad in front of the camera.”

Mu Tian Heng’s voice was as gentle as ever, “You’ll definitely look good. My family’s Mo Di is always the best looking.”

Mo Di smiled and his dimples deepened.

Soon it was eight in the evening.

The quarter-final round was not only broadcast live on television but also on various streaming websites. So once it started, countless netizens began to bombard the message board.

Some were there to show their support, some to guess the results but… Many others were there to make trouble.

‘As long as Mo Di doesn’t withdraw, I’ll continue to boycott the game competition.’

‘The game committee is dead. How could they let someone with such a bad character participate? Stop watching this kind of show!!!’

‘Mo Di, apologize to Mo Liu Gui!’

‘Go to hell Mo Di!’

‘Mo Di is really not a good person. He maliciously bullied his sister while his sister continued to be kind to him. He’s so disgusting it makes me nauseous!’

‘That’s right. Little Rose is too benevolent. Even when she was the victim, she still encouraged everyone to stop targeting Mo Di and she said she would always forgive him. She really touched my heart.’

‘That’s why Mo Di is so hateful and disgusting. If Mo Liu Gui was any weaker, she would’ve committed suicide. Mo Di should die die die!’

‘Compared to the angel Mo Liu Gui, Mo Di’s character is extremely bad.’

‘…..’

Out of the blue, a post worded in bold and bright red font cut off the incoming comments that were about to denounce Mo Di.

‘Hahahahaha! Those who posted before and those who’re about to post, you should go check the hot search first before coming back here to save yourself the embarrassment!’

‘What a phenomenal face slapping scene! I can’t believe I actually get to live in one! I’m going to PrintScreen this to capture the names of all you idiots who blindly follow Mo Liu Gui!’

‘Mo Liu Gui is just incredible! First she deliberately revealed that she had depression to show how kind and caring she was and also to discredit Mo Di, creating an online trend to revile Mo Di.’

‘When questioned about the authenticity of her illness, she actually produced a medical report and showed the world how she had been a victim of misunderstanding and had the netizens eating out of her hands. And most importantly, she pretended to be all-forgiving while making Mo Di look like the bad person.’

‘And now finally, her phony depression has been exposed by the police, and even the doctor who fabricated the report has been arrested. Mo Liu Gui is really a poisonous white lotus.’

‘F**k! I just came back from reading the hotsearch! My whole family and I were shocked thinking back to every gesture of kindness she showed before! She’s too vicious!’

‘OMG! Mo Liu Gui is shameless and despicable! She completely disrespected the actual patients with depression and stepped on her own brother at the same time. Unbelievable!’

‘Ai, Mo Liu Gui is so beautiful but she’s poisonous on the inside. It’s true that we can’t judge a book by its cover.’

‘Where are you? Those who scolded Mo Di so enthusiastically before? Are you hiding because your face is swollen or that your tongue fell off and you can’t speak?’

‘Upstairs, maybe because that slap was too powerful it caused their teeth to fall off as well.’

‘Hahaha this is just too exciting!’

‘…’

RCFN 92

Chapter 92

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

After Mo Di was done with his lunch, he went back to his room and called Mu Tian Heng.

The others thought that Mo Di was upset having read those comments so he went back to his room to be alone.

Zhao Chun nudged Xian Yu Chao while arguing with the netizens online, “Aren’t you boys going to talk to Xiao Di and cheer him up?”

“I’m dumb and not good with words. What if I say something stupid and make things worst?” Xian Yu Chao scratched his head, “Shouldn’t you and sister Meng do it since girls are more thoughtful and sensitive?”

“But now Xiao Di is in his room, we girls can’t just barge in. Why don’t you guys call him out and we’ll talk to him?”

Zhang Jie Meng nodded. 

“Alright. Fatso, come with me,” Xian Yun Chao looked at Lin Jun Feng and said.

“I think we better not,” Han Chao stopped them, “I’m sure Xiao Di doesn’t want to talk about this matter with us. Let him be alone for a while, after all, he had been in the Mo family since he was a child, it’s hard for him to not feel upset. Maybe letting him calm down will help him think of a way to deal with this. Let’s not make trouble.”

“…..”

Mo Di did not know that his teammates were busy outside his room trying to fight off the negative remarks on the internet and make him feel better.

He was currently on the phone with Mu Tian Heng.

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Following Mo Di’s leads, Mu Tian Heng had his men monitor Yang Qi Quan and Sun Cheng Xing while also having their backgrounds checked. In fact, it was quite easily done as both men’s recent activities could easily be found through their internet history.

And yesterday, at lunch break, Yang Qi Quan had sneaked out to a cafe three streets away from his hospital to meet a mysterious man.

That man was none other than Qin Cheng Yi in disguise.

When Mu Tian Heng saw the photo of Qin Cheng Yi in a hat and mask that his subordinate sent over, he was quite surprised that Qin Cheng Yi would do this personally. But considering the significance of this matter, he could understand why Qin Cheng Yi chose to trust no one but himself.

The fabrication of this medical report not only determined Mo Liu Gui’s future endeavors but also whether or not she could whitewash everything that had happened before. 

Additionally, it would also allow the Mo family to rise back up, though Mu Tian Heng knew Qin Cheng Yi could care less about them. If he couldn’t, he would not have mercilessly pinned everything onto Mo Si Lang for their previous crime. What he really cared about was how the Mo family’s image would directly affect Mo Liu Gui’s career in the entertainment industry, and so, it was inevitable that he helped revive them.

And hence, this task of obtaining the fake medical report was of grave importance, so much so that he could not entrust it to his remaining two confidants and had to take care of it himself. This was all well as he could also personally judge who he was dealing with.

Mu Tian Heng immediately ordered his men to steer clear of the cafe and observe from a distance in case Qin Cheng Yi discovered them. He then told Li Cheng to trace any online interactions between Yang Qi Quan and Qin Cheng Yi.

But this time, there was nothing to be found.

It seemed Qin Cheng Yi had learned his lesson. The previous few incidents with the Mo, Ye, and Qin families, they were all brought down due to the traces they had left behind on the web. This time he was cautious and decided to meet face to face for the exchange, with no chance of leaving behind any evidence online.

After Qin Cheng Yi contacted Yang Qi Quan on a burner cell, they agreed on a secret code and venue. In order to not attract attention, Qin Cheng Yi did not choose a high-end place lest someone noticed them.

And so, at the appointed time, they met up at an inconspicuous place like that small cafe near Yang Qi Quan’s hospital. Ironically, it was a place Qin Cheng Yi would have previously considered a ‘peasant’s hangout’ and would never have stepped foot in it.

Despite being as meticulous as he could be, Qin Cheng Yi could not completely control Yang Qi Quan’s behavior.

The truth was, Yang Qi Quan had followed Qin Cheng Yi’s instructions to the t and had even kept this matter from his wife. The most he did was boast a little anonymously on an online forum. If Mo Di hadn’t not come into contact with him in his previous life, that little post would not have rung any bells.

But after Mo Di had identified him as a possible suspect, these little actions could be used to prove a lot.

And so, by putting a trace on Yang Qi Quan, any interaction he had with Qin Cheng Yi would ultimately be exposed. 

The same went for when he had secretly sneaked into the hospital’s archives to steal a medical file. And also when he had illegally changed the information on a medical report – everything had been recorded by Mu Tian Heng’s men.

With that, they already had the conclusive evidence.

What’s left, was to wait for the right time…

And that would be when Mo Liu Gui and Qin Cheng Yi personally delivered their own fate.

Looking at the rave that they had orchestrated, wasn’t this a perfect time to upheave them when they were on their high horses?

Mo Di and Mu Tian Heng exchanged the information they had gathered over the past two days and decided to wait some more. When the time came, they would present everything to Commissioner Wang and he would finally have something against Qin Cheng Yi.

After all, Yang Qi Quan was no honorable thief. Under threat, he would surely give up Qin Cheng Yi to save his own skin.

In fact, Mu Tian Heng did not want to push this back any longer. The more they delayed, the more his Mo Di would have to be abused online. There were no limits to how malicious those comments were. But considering their opponent this time was Qin Cheng Yi, who dangerously lacked a sense of morals, Mu Tian Heng grit his teeth and agreed to Mo Di’s request of postponing their retaliation by one day.

At the same time, he had also gotten in touch with Commissioner Wang and let him personally handle this case so Qin Cheng Yi would not be able to escape justice this time.

…..

After having made the arrangements, Mo Di was in an unshakable bliss thinking that Qin Cheng Yi would finally be out of the way. He hummed happily to the tunes of the New Year song on television.

Not knowing Mu Tian Heng and Mo Di’s plan, Xian Yu Chao and the others were growing increasingly worried. 

This ain’t right! Even if Xiao Di wasn’t angry, he shouldn’t be this …Happy!

“Xiao Di, are you…” Zhao Chun hesitated.

“I’m fine. You really don’t have to worry about me.” Seeing them eying him with concern, Mo Di smiled sincerely and said, “I believe that the truth will always come out. You should have some optimism.”

“We do but thinking positively is useless. The public opinion online is messed up. They’re all aimed at you and…”

“Just let them say whatever they want. Sooner or later they will be hit by the truth. They’re announcing the top eight for the quarter-finals tomorrow, why don’t you shift your thoughts to this instead?” Mo Di interrupted Zhao Chun, “An awards ceremony would be conducted and the top eight teams would be presented to the public, aren’t you guys nervous?”

“Yes but this is nothing compared to your problem,” Chen Zhao hugged his stomach, “I’m so worried and nervous that my stomach hurts. Now that you mentioned it, didn’t the staff say that they would be posting the edited video of the ten teams on Weibo tonight? Is it up yet?”

“Dunno, let me check.” Xian Yu Chao took his phone and opened Weibo. He entered the competition website and was stumped, “Huh?! It’s been posted for half an hour. The videos are being uploaded one by one and our team’s video is the second to be posted. Now it’s on to the fifth team.”

Xian Yu Chao then screeched, “Why am I so dark and skinny in the video?! I’m like a monkey! So ugly!”

The others began to check their phones as well.

Zhao Chun: “I’m not that fat! Why did the camera turn me so fat?!”

Chen Zhao: “I look so short! I’m 1.83 meters tall! Why did they have to shoot me standing next to Lin Jun Feng? Now I look like 1.7 meters! Damn!”

Han Chao: “I look even paler on camera, like I’m coated with a layer of flour.”

Zhang Jie Meng: “I… I was filmed next to Xiao Di, and it made my face look so big compared to his. I don’t want to be in the same frame as him next time…”

Mo Di also clicked on the video and took a look. He thought he looked quite presentable with a little style. 

But the comment section below was filled with insults and curses.

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‘What?!!! The captain of this team is Mo Di?! That selfish ingrate who bullied his sister into depression?!’

‘F*ck! Why is my favorite game Infinite Life made by such a scumbag?! Damn it! I want to die! I feel pity for myself…’

‘Snub the games made by Mo Di! Snub Infinity Life and ban this team!!!’

‘I just wanted to say that I really sympathize with Little Rose. Mo Di, do you remember the sister who suffered from depression and still cared for you while you mistreated her? You even heartlessly cut off all ties with your family!’

‘Mo Liu Gui’s brain-dead fans are here again. Shameless and idiotic. Have you forgotten how Mo Di was abused by the Mo family when he was young?! I can’t believe some people still take their side!’

‘Boycott the games made by Mo Di! Remove him from the competition! Ban him and his team!’

‘Heartache for Mo Liu Gui. Heartache for Mo Liu Gui. Heartache for Mo Liu Gui’

‘Mo Di, apologize to Mo Liu Gui!’

‘…..’