RCFN 118

Chapter 118

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Mo Liu Gui refused to go to prison. 

She had visited her father and brothers in jail before and knew that the place was not meant for humans to live.

They had to wear prison clothes, cut their hair, eat poorly, work every day, and even got bullied by inmates. It was plain horrible!

Not to mention five years, she could not even survive there for a week!!!

She would die there!

But Mo Liu Gui was reluctant to admit to being mentally ill. People would point fingers at her everywhere she goes. How was she to leave the house?!

Mo Liu Gui cried till her eyes hurt. She grabbed Mo Er Qian’s clothes as her legs turned soft and she sank to the ground.

But no matter how distressed Mo Er Qian felt, he could only continue to persuade her. He had to leave soon and had no time to comfort her.

Towards the end, Mo Liu Gui finally cleared her head. Instead of going to jail, she would rather choose the latter. She believed that the Mo family would not send her to a mental hospital unless the police forced their hand. And at that time, she could only hope that what Mo Er Qian said was true, that she would only have to live in an exclusive hospital for a short time. After that, she would be free…

But looking at it from another angle, this was not a choice at all. She was practically forced to choose it.

The moment Mo Liu Gui nodded her head in agreement, her hatred for Mo Di had soared to an unprecedented level. She wanted his blood! 

Her chest ached and her breathing turned heavy. Mo Di deserved to die! Why didn’t he die?! Why?!

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If Mo Di knew that Mo Liu Gui had come to hate him so much that her eyes were bloodshot and she had difficulties breathing, he would probably laugh.

If Mo Liu Gui had experienced one-tenth of what he had in their past lives, she would drown in hatred and die.

But now, Mo Di had no time to think about Mo Liu Gui’s mentality.

Mo Liu Gui had already falsified a medical record once, therefore, doing it again would not be easy. With Qin Cheng Yi and Mo Er Qian’s current resources, it was an impossible feat. So at the moment, what Mo Di and Mu Tian Heng could do was to give them a hand.

After Qin Cheng Yi was arrested, Mo Er Qian had been using the money and contacts Qin Cheng Yi provided to help pave the way for Mo Liu Gui.

It did not go well at first.

But after dishing out a large portion of properties and exhausting every resource in hand, he finally succeeded!

Mo Liu Gui was diagnosed with paranoia as well as mild schizophrenia. With such a diagnosis, she was completely exonerated!

When the Mo family came to pick her up, Mo Liu Gui was slightly happy. She cried in Mo Er Qian’s arms.

“Brother, brother…”

“It’s ok. It’s over now,” Mo Er Qian hugged Mo Liu Gui and stroked her hair, “We’ve come to take you home.” 

“Um.” Mo Liu Gui sobbed. She raised her head and looked at Mo Shi Hong and the others behind Mo Er Qian.

“Mom, Dad, Uncle, Third Brother, Fifth Brother…” Mo Liu Gui greeted them.

“Oh my dear daughter, you’ve suffered. You’ve suffered… It’s my fault, dad’s useless,” Mo Shi Hong’s eyes were red and he was distraught looking at Mo Liu Gui, “You’ve lost weight. Did those inhuman things treat you badly? Tell me, I’ll sue them!” 

“Stop making trouble, aren’t things bad enough?” Mo Shi Qian coughed and said, “Xiao Gui, let’s go home. Your grandfather wanted to come and pick you up but he wasn’t well enough and had to stay in the hospital.”

“What’s wrong with grandpa?” Mo Liu Gui asked with concern.

“Ai…” Ruan Qing Dan sighed. She took Mo Liu Gui’s hand and said, “Xiao Gui, don’t get too upset and listen to me. As you know, your grandfather was hospitalized with a stroke not long ago. A few days ago, when he heard about your arrest… We all tried to hide it from him but somehow he still found out about it and the fact that it was that animal Mo Di who did this to you. He had a heart attack on the spot and passed out. The doctors had been taking care of him all night and he’s currently stable but…”

“But what?”

“But grandpa is already a vegetable,” Mo San Zhi looked at Mo Liu Gui with concern like everyone else but there was another hidden emotion in his eyes.

Mo Liu Gui did not discover the discrepancy in his behavior, she was too appalled by the news. How could her grandpa turn into a vegetable?!

Moreover… Moreover, they were now penniless. How could they afford the hospital fees and the nurses?!

Although Qin Cheng Yi could help them, asking for money was just too shameful.

“Xiao Gui, don’t worry or else your grandfather will be upset as well. We’ll take care of him,” Ruan Qing Dan dapped her eyes with a tissue and said to Mo Liu Gui gently, “Let’s go home…”

“I want to see Grandpa…” Mo Liu Gui said then turned to look at Mo Er Qian, “Second Brother, where’s Cheng Yi? Is he alright?”

“He…” Mo Er Qian frowned and decided to tell her the truth, “He’s turned himself in.”

“Turned himself in?!” Mo Liu Gui raised her voice too high, making it sound like a sharp shriek, “Why did he do that!?”

“Xiao Gui, let’s get into the car. We’ll talk at home,” Mo Er Qian took a quick glance at the nearby detention center. He held Mo Liu Gui’s hand and led her away, “Let’s go home first.”

…..

Mo Liu Gui entered the car and from Mo Er Qian’s mouth learned about what happened regarding the kidnapping and murder case.

She finally knew that Qin Cheng Yi was most likely getting a ten-year sentence!

Ten years!

Even if the Qin family helped him shed off some years, he would still have to be imprisoned for at least five to six years.

By then, everything would have already changed. With him locked up, how was he to ensure that she would be alright after being sent to the mental hospital? How could he guarantee her a comfortable life?!

Tears filled her eyes again.

“Er Qian, don’t say anymore,” Ruan Qing Dan looked at her daughter with heartache and held her in her arms.

“Xiao Gui, you don’t have to worry about that child Cheng Yi. I’m sure he’ll be fine. The Qin family is rich and powerful, they’ll be able to help him reduce his sentence. And when he comes out, there’s still the Qin Group waiting for him to take over. He’ll be fine. Don’t be upset and also don’t blame yourself. He sacrificed himself so you can live well. He wouldn’t want to see you sad. Don’t let his sacrifice go to waste…”

“It’s all my fault! I’ve brought this on him…” Mo Liu Gui covered her face and began to weep.

“No, this is not your fault. How is this your fault?!” Mo Shi Hong quickly consoled her. There was a fire burning in his chest, “You and Cheng Yi are good children, it’s Mo Di, that animal! It’s that white-eyed wolf! He got me arrested and caused the Mo family to go bankrupt. Now he even harmed you and Cheng Yi! He’s a beast! Scum! I should’ve strangled him the moment he was born!”

(E/N: If I drank every time I heard him say this, I’d have alcohol poisoning( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°))

“Stop saying those things. What’s the point?” Ruan Qing Dan saw Mo Liu Gui crying and couldn’t hold back her tears.

Mo Shi Hong continued his cursing with the most offensive words. Mo Wu Hang also joined in to vent his anger. With Mo Liu Gui and Ruan Qing Dan crying while Mo Shi Hong and Mo Wu Hang were swearing, the atmosphere in the car was horrible.

Until they reached home and had cursed till their heart’s content, a guest came over to visit them in the evening.

This ‘acquaintance’ who was arranged by Qin Cheng Yi to help Mo Er Qian with the falsified diagnosis had come to the Mo family and requested for Mo Liu Gui to be admitted to the mental hospital.

The Mo family was immediately enraged but they dared not offend the person, they could only argue.

However, this ‘acquaintance’ refuted everything they said. He warned, “This medical report is fake to begin with. Now that the police are beginning to question its authenticity and suspect that I have colluded with you, I’m also in deep water! I’ll be arrested if you still don’t send her to a mental hospital. And let me tell you, if anything happened to me, I’m all willing to confess everything to get a lighter sentence. If you don’t want her to be charged with fraud and receive a heavier sentence, you’d better send her to the mental hospital!”

“I can assure you that if Mo Liu Gui were to be sentenced for multiple charges, it won’t be a mere five or six years. I’m afraid even seven or eight years would still be considered low!”

“You’d best send her there in two days for the sake of pretense and stay out of the limelight. Otherwise, don’t regret it when disaster comes!”

RCFN 117

Chapter 117

Edited and proofread by KitKat

Qin Cheng Yi immediately contacted Mo Er Qian after learning about the news.

Mo Er Qian had already got wind of Mo Liu Gui’s arrest the night before. Unfortunately, he did not have any ‘acquaintances’ in the police department and was thus unaware of why Mo Liu Gui was arrested. After failing to bail her out, he called Qin Cheng Yi right away. But at the time, Qin Cheng Yi had been having a discussion with Qin Guang Jie and did not pick up his phone. When he was available, he only sent him a short text explaining what had happened and that he would make sure Mo Liu Gui was going to be fine.

When Mo Er Qian read his text, he was briefly in disbelief before becoming enraged. To think that his precious baby sister would be involved in a criminal lawsuit! And it was all because of Qin Cheng Yi!

Mo Er Qian rushed to find Qin Cheng Yi to settle scores and have him get his sister out but Qin Cheng Yi had no time for him. After knowing that Mo Di had evidence that Mo Liu Gui had entered the storeroom on her own accord, Qin Cheng Yi had contacted everyone he could think of to help her. He had been racking his brain to come up with solutions but they all came to a dead end. 

He was not afraid to take the blame for her but even if he did that, it still would not rid her of the crime completely. Mo Di’s evidence was irrefutable, Mo Liu Gui had no way out of this!

After countless calculations, Qin Cheng Yi realized that if they do not resort to using the insanity plea, he would have to confess as the mastermind behind everything. This was the best way to minimize her responsibility in all of this.

But even in this case, Mo Liu Gui would still be convicted. Even if he claimed that she had no prior knowledge of the attempted murder, her conversation with the hostage and kidnappers could still make her a willing accomplice. 

Qin Cheng Yi decided to meet with Mo Er Qian.

As soon as Mo Er Qian saw Qin Cheng Yi, he rushed over and gave him a brutal punch. Qin Cheng Yi endured the first hit but when Mo Er Qian raised his hand again, Qin Cheng Yi grabbed it and twisted it to the back.

He looked at Mo Er Qian coldly and said, “If you don’t want to save Xiao Gui then you can get lost now.”

“How dare you even mention her!” Mo Er Qian stared at Qin Cheng Yi furiously, wishing he could kill him, “Xiao Gui got into this mess because of you!”

A murder charge, even if only attmepted, would still land most prisoners more than a decade in jail. Even if Mo Liu Gui could gain some sympathy from the jury and behaved well in prison, she would still have to stay in there for at least five to six years!

It’s five to six years! How could he let his sister stay in jail for five to six years?!

Qin Cheng Yi was already self-deprecating and did not bother to bicker with Mo Er Qian. He pulled a black face and said, “I asked you to come to discuss how to save Xiao Gui, not to fight with you. If you think that venting is more important, then you can leave now.”

“Qin Cheng Yi, for my sister I’ll put up with you for now. But sooner or later, I’ll have to settle the scores with you,” Mo Er Qian suppressed his anger and took a step back.

“What is your plan?”

Qin Cheng Yi squinted at Mo Er Qian. He cast aside his dissatisfaction and told him about his plan.

The moment Mo Er Qian heard that Qin Cheng Yi wanted his sister to be labelled as a mental patient, subconsciously, he strongly disagreed.

But after he calmed down, he knew that this was the best way to save her.

Qin Cheng Yi added, “This is just to excuse Xiao Gui from the criminal charges. I’m not really sending her to a mental hospital. The most she’ll have to do is stay there a few days. I’ll buy a high-end psychiatric hospital for Xiao Gui to live in. She only has to avoid the limelight for the time being and she’ll be fine.”

“Moreover…” Qin Cheng Yi looked at Mo Er Qian, “As her brother, you’d better show your worth. When the time comes, if you can’t take care of her…”

“That’s not possible,” Mo Er Qian looked at Qin Cheng Yi with a hidden resentment, “Of course I’ll take good care of Xiao Gui. But being labelled a mental patient, what if she can’t accept it? Qin Cheng Yi, have you even thought of this aspect!?”

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Mo Di did not know the details of Qin Cheng Yi and Mo Er Qian’s discussion but he could still make a guess. 

To force the Mo family and Qin Cheng Yi to use the insanity plea, Mo Di had to make sure that Mo Liu Gui would be charged with the kidnapping and attempted murder charges. And so he went to assist Sister Meng with the case and ‘lead’ her in the right direction.

Simply put, Mo Liu Gui’s crime was set in stone.

But Mo Di did not falsely accuse. Mo Liu Gui did have a ‘friendly’ conversation with the criminals and by walking away happily, it also meant that she had approved of what they were going to do. As such, she had already become one of the conspirators.

By right, the police should also have arrested Qin Cheng Yi yesterday but thanks to Mo Di and Mu Tian Heng’s under the table deals, he got a one day breathing room to prepare everything for Mo Liu Gui.

However, it was only one day.

After the case details were all in order and the bureau was ready, Qin Cheng Yi was a sitting duck waiting to be arrested.

Qin Cheng Yi and Mo Er Qian finished their discussion in the afternoon. Qin Cheng Yi had also transferred a large sum of money to Mo Er Qian so he could take care of Mo Liu Gui. 

Mo Er Qian went to the bank and before he could complete the withdrawal, Qin Cheng Yi had already been arrested.

In fact, Qin Cheng Yi had long made up his mind to turn himself in. The case needed someone as the mastermind for Mo Liu Gui’s insanity plea to work. He knew that he could not use his ‘acquaintances’ to get out of this because he was dealing with Mu Tian Heng whose resources were boundless compared to his. In order to save his Xiao Gui, he had to sacrifice himself.

Mo Er Qian used the connection Qin Cheng Yi provided and through the ‘acquaintance’, he was able to visit Mo Liu Gui.

When she saw Mo Er Qian, Mo Liu Gui immediately burst into tears and threw herself into his arms.

“Second Brother, wuu… Second Brother, you finally came. I’m so scared. I didn’t want to kill Xiao Di. The police did not believe me and refused to let me go. Second Brother, you have to help me… You have to talk to the police and find me a lawyer to prove my innocence!”

“I know, I know…” Mo Er Qian’s heart ached looking at Mo Liu Gui. He wiped her tears and said, “I know you definitely did not want to kill Mo Di but at the moment, things are not looking too good.”

“What do you mean?” Mo Liu Gui looked at Mo Er Qian with eyes brimming with tears.

The one minute timer on his phone rang. Mo Er Qian’s expression changed a little. He turned off the timer and forced himself to keep talking, “Xiao Gui, listen to me. We don’t have a lot of time to talk. I have to leave in five minutes. You have to listen very carefully to what I have to say next.”

“Second Brother?!”

Mo Liu Gui thought that Mo Er Qian was going to abandon her. Her eyes turned red and she raised her head to look at him in disbelief and also a hidden hint of resentment.

Mo Er Qian did not notice the hidden emotion, he only saw her pitiful face filled with tears. He held her shoulder and said, “Xiao Gui, do not have foolish thoughts. I will not abandon you.”

“Brother will save you. I won’t let anything happen to you! But everything that happened in that storeroom had been secretly recorded by Mo Di. The evidence is too strong and you’ll most likely be charged with conspiracy to murder. Qin Cheng Yi and I have consulted the top lawyer Lin Bo An and he deduced that if you’re convicted, you’ll have to spend at least five years in prison.”

“How could that be?! I didn’t kill him! I didn’t commit any crime! I didn’t kill him!”

Hearing Mo Er Qian’s words, Mo Liu Gui was shocked. She collapsed and her tears flowed continuously, “Second Brother, you’re lying to me! You have no intention of saving me. You don’t want to help me!”

“That’s not possible. Xiao Gui, how could you think that?! Brother didn’t lie to you. An attempted murder sentence is likely to be more than ten years. Although you’re not the mastermind, but as the accomplice…”

“I’m not an accomplice!”

Mo Liu Gui interrupted Mo Er Qian. Her fingers were now shaking. She couldn’t even imagine living in prison for ten years! She couldn’t take it, she couldn’t take it at all!!!

Mo Liu Gui suddenly developed a sense of hatred towards Mo Er Qian. She hated him for not being able to save her. Wasn’t he doting and caring towards her, why was he so incompetent?!

She also hated Mo Di for not dying! If only he’d died, everything would be fine and she’ll have a bright future ahead!

Seeing her keeping her head down in a daze, Mo Er Qian said worriedly, “Xiao Gui, I believe you but you have to trust me as well. I will surely save you. Now there’s something I want to ask you. When you were in the storeroom with Mo Di, did you mention anything with regard to rebirth or past lives?”

When Mo Er Qian said this, he was also wondering if his sister did indeed have some mental complications. This was not something a normal person would discuss in such a dire situation.

Mo Liu Gui looked up at Mo Er Qian.

“Second brother, what do you mean?”

“I’m trying to exonerate you. As long as I can prove that you’re mentally ill, I can…”

“What?!” Mo Liu Gui was in disbelief, “Second Brother, you want me to pretend to be crazy?!”

Mo Er Qian quickly glanced at the door then lowered his voice and said, “Xiao Gui, be good. I know this will be hard on you but it’s the only way to keep you from going to prison. I promise I won’t send you to a mental hospital. We will have you stay in an exclusive hospital just so the police will not question us. Qin Cheng Yi has already bought over the place. You can just take it as a vacation and stay there for a few days and wait for the matter to die down. After that, everything will be fine, you’re free to do whatever you want. Alright?”

RCFN 116

Chapter 116

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

It made sense that Qin Cheng Yi had chosen the storeroom keeper, he was easy to control and get rid of. However, when things derailed from the original plan, it was a totally different matter.

In the present situation, Zhang Long was a very important and easy to handle witness to the police.

Zhang Long not only divulged everything he knew but also described Mo Liu Gui clearly.

With his account of what happened, the nature of Mo Liu Gui’s crime had changed. 

After all, she had briskly walked into the storeroom to have a private conversation with Mo Di and then swaggered away. Moreover, Brother Huang had been very secretive and respectful when speaking to her. All that proved that she was not just an ordinary passerby. More like a mastermind or an accomplice coming to watch them deal with Mo Di or to laugh at him.

And from Mo Di and the Mo family’s enmity, she did have a motive to harm Mo Di.

Mo Liu Gui was frantic when she was taken to the interrogation room. She never would’ve thought that things would turn out this way. Mo Di’s hands and feet were tied up and his mouth was taped, how could he have escaped?!

Mo Liu Gui did not know that Brother Huang was dead. She thought that Mo Di had escaped from the storeroom and wanted his revenge by calling the police on her.

And so, Mo Liu Gui decided to be glib.

She knew that Brother Huang was Qin Cheng Yi’s confidant and would never sell her out. As long as she claimed that she only went to the storeroom by accident and ran away due to fear, she shouldn’t be convicted of any crime, right?

As for the other man, she was sure that Brother Huang would warn him not to talk nonsense. Furthermore, all they did was kidnapping, not murder. The charges would be a lot lighter and after they had obediently stayed in jail for a few years, Qin Cheng Yi would give them a sum of money as compensation. If they were smart, they would know what to do.

Mo Liu Gui stabilized her mentality and comforted herself that everything would be alright, nothing bad will happen. 

And so while being questioned, she lied and strongly insisted that she came across the kidnaping by accident and immediately ran away because she was too scared. Anyway, Mo Di had no evidence that she had entered the storeroom and said those things to him.

In truth, if Brother Huang did not die, he could easily keep the storeroom keeper in check. And if Mo Di did not have the evidence, she might indeed be exonerated. 

Too bad that Brother Huang had died and Zhang Long, the storeroom keeper, was already scared silly. He had answered every interrogation question with honesty. And Mo Di even had solid proof of her entering the room. 

Sister Meng began Mo Liu Gui’s interrogation right after Zhang Long’s. She looked at the timid and red-eyed Mo Liu Gui who was telling lies with a natural talent and sneered. Sister Meng put aside her notebook and said to the policeman next to her, “Han meng, you continue. I’m going to get to a cup of tea. Looks like we’re going to have a very long chat with Miss Mo today.”

“Understood.” Han Meng knew what Sister Meng meant. He smiled and handed her his mug, “Ma’am, I’d like a cup as well.”

Sister Meng took his cup then glanced at Mo Liu Gui. 

“Alright, wait here.”

…..

Qin Cheng Yi was informed of Mo Liu Gui’s arrest on the same day. He did not even have time to throw a tantrum and immediately headed for the police station. On the way there, he had contacted several old acquaintances of the Qin family who were in the force.

It was unfathomable to Qin Cheng Yi that Huang Li Gong was dead and Mo Di had escaped!!!

The worst thing was that his Xiao Gui was caught up in this just because she came across the crime scene by mistake!!!

Qin Cheng Yi had an ominous feeling that things were spiraling out of control very quickly. Without Huang Li Gong, that useless old man was going to spill everything!

Not only would he be prosecuted, but his Xiao Gui could also be affected!

Qin Cheng Yi was anxious as his anger built up. But despite the rage, he still thought up a solution and did not head to the police station right away. He made a U-turn and went to the Qin Group to discuss matters with Qin Guang Jie. Although he had always been a useless father in his heart, he needed his help to get through this crisis.

Right after Qin Guang Jie heard Qin Cheng Yi’s demand, he picked up the ashtray and threw it at him.

Despite being in need of his father’s help, Qin Cheng Yi’s attitude was still cold and condescending towards him. Qin Guang Jie’s blood pressure immediately soared and he felt his heart choking.

“You… You… Get out! I don’t have a son like you!”

Qin Cheng Yi looked emotionlessly at his father breathing heavily and gasping for air. He decided to endure the anger and humiliation for now. When this was over, he would settle the scores with him.

“I’ll call you father, just tell me whether you’re willing to help or not.”

“Karma. This is my karma for having a son like you!” Qin Guang Jie took a bottle from his pocket and chucked it down his throat. “You… You have to go abroad right now. Don’t bother with Mo Liu Gui. Since they haven’t found out about you yet, we have to work fast and pin everything on Mo Liu Gui. Making her the mastermind is the best solution.”

Qin Guang Jie made a decision in his heart. While he was still in good health, it was best for him to make a test tube baby or get a surrogate. He had to think about the future of the Qin family. No matter how much he loved Qin Cheng Yi, he couldn’t let him inherit the Qin Group! Their Qin legacy would be ruined in his hands!

Qin Guang Jie was too agitated to see that the minute he said to put the blame on Mo Liu Gui, Qin Cheng Yi’s face had turned red with anger and murderous intent. He clenched his fist and swallowed his feelings then calmly said, “That’s not happening. I’d rather turn myself in than let anything happen to Xiao Gui.”

“Then you can get lost right now!”

Qin Guang Jie threw the empty medicine bottle at Qin Cheng Yi. He took deep breaths before continuing, “Go ahead and turn yourself in! Since you’re so capable, go ahead and do it!”

Qin Cheng Yi had never been this tolerant in his life. He kept enduring until Qin Guang Jie finally calmed down and they both discussed a countermeasure to this.

The two discussed the whole night while constantly calling in favors from their acquaintances inside the police force. Finally, they came up with a solution that could benefit both Qin Cheng Yi and Mo Liu Gui. But before they could even proceed with the plan, it had already been shattered.

Because the very next day, the Qin family learned of another piece of news.

Mo Di actually had evidence that Mo Liu Gui was acquiesced to enter the storeroom by the two kidnappers. According to that evidence, Mo Liu Gui had every intention to let Mo Di die, or rather she was quite happy to see him in such a state.

The person who was reporting to Qin Cheng Yi spoke solemnly, “Mr. Qin, it’s not that I don’t want to help, but this is a difficult situation. The most I can help is to relay this information to you. I really want to help you but I can’t. Forgive me.”

Qin Cheng Yi’s face was dark and his fist was clenched to the point it almost crushed his fingers.

Not hearing Qin Cheng Yi’s response, the man continued timidly, “Mr. Qin, ai… I really want to help you so I’ll tell you one more thing. There was something very strange in the evidence that was presented. Miss Mo… She was saying something about rebirth and past lives. I think she might have a powerful imagination or… cough Mr. Qin, please don’t get mad but I think Miss Mo is delusional and could have some sort of mental disorder. A normal person would not insist that they have knowledge of past lives or rebirth. You can actually… Actually use this to help her case. What do you think?”

Qin Cheng Yi’s eyes changed, “You’re certain that that’s in the evidence?”

“Of course I am!” The person lowered his voice and with a hint of greed in his tone, he said, “Mr. Qin, only to you do I dare leak this confidential information. This is not my case, by right, I shouldn’t be allowed to see the files. So… As you know, civil servants like us do not make a lot of money. My son is not as capable as you. He can’t even afford a small loft in this city even if he worked all his life, so my wife and I…”

“I understand. How can I not be grateful to Lieutenant Zhang’s help?” Qin Cheng Yi interrupted. His mood was wrathful but he maintained a good attitude, “I have a villa in Er Huan Road that’s been empty for years. If Lieutenant Zhang is happy with it, I can transfer all the property rights to you.”

“Aiya aiya… Then I can only respectfully accept.” The person laughed heartily, “Mr. Qin, is there anything else you wish to know? I’ll risk my hide to be of service to you.”

“…..”

The phone call lasted for another ten minutes before cutting off.

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Lieutenant Zhang hung up the phone with cold sweat dripping from his forehead. He looked at Mu Tian Heng who had been sitting behind him all this time and showed a forced smile, “Chairman Mu, I’ve done what you wanted.”

“Quite an impressive performance. With a talent for acting such as yours, it’s a waste for you to be in law-enforcement,” Mu Tian Heng said to Lieutenant Zhang with indifference, “Don’t you agree, Lieutenant?”

“Chairman Mu! I really am a changed man. I did not receive any benefits from Qin Cheng Yi before nor did I disclose any important information to him. In exchange for what I did just now, please let me off this once. Please don’t tell Commissioner Wang about me, I’m begging you. It took me so many years to get to this position. My son is taking the College Exams soon, I cannot ruin his future! Please, Chairman Mu…”

RCFN 115

Chapter 115

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

Sister Meng cut the rope on Mo Di’s hands and removed the tape over his mouth.

“Are you ok?”

“Thank you, I’m fine. In there… cough! There’s someone inside.”

Just as Mo Di finished his sentence, the storeroom keeper was seen charging out of the room chasing after him. Seeing the police, he turned towards the back door and tried to escape. Several officers chased after him and easily caught up. They took him down and pressed him on the ground. 

“Keep still!” A policeman handcuffed the man’s skinny wrists.

“There’s blood!”

A policewoman saw the large bloodstain on the storeroom keeper and looked at Mo Di worriedly, “Where did he hurt you? Do you need an ambulance?”

“It’s ok, that’s not my blood,” Mo Di rubbed his wrist and looked towards the storeroom, “It’s his accomplice’s blood. When they tried to kill me, there was an accident. The person fell onto the knife and died on the spot.”

Sister Meng frowned. She was not expecting any dead bodies. She took out a pair of gloves from her pocket and put them on.

“Xiao Meng, grab some evidence bags and come with me.”

“Yes ma’am!” The policewoman answered and immediately ran out.

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Mo Di followed Sister Meng into the storeroom. Pretending to search for something, he swiftly picked up the mini pen without being noticed and put it in his pocket.

Sister Meng carefully studied the body on the ground. When she looked up and saw that Mo Di was still there, she said to him, “You should go out first. Tell me what you’ve lost and I’ll find it for you. If it’s evidence, we’ll have to keep it for some time.”

“Ok. Anything I can help you with?” Mo Di’s eyes were full of hate looking at the bloodied corpse. There was also a slight trace of fear lingering which was completely in line with someone who had just been kidnapped and attacked.

“For now we just need to take your statement,” Sister Meng wanted to give Mo Di a pat on the shoulder but seeing how her glove was stained with blood, she took back her hand. “These people will be severely punished by the law. I’ll personally work on the case, you can rest assured.”

Come to think of it, this child had led quite a miserable life. He had been the victim of several cases that she had handled.

“Thank you, officer Meng, I have absolute trust in you.” 

Just as Mo Di finished talking, the sound of eager footsteps could be heard coming from outside the door.

Mo Di thought it was the policewoman coming in with the evidence bags so he went out to not disturb their work. The moment he exited the door, he was wrapped in a strong and powerful embrace. 

Mo Di struggled reflexively at first but when he smelled the familiar wood-like fragrance, he held the person’s waist with all his might.

Feeling the warmth and safety within those arms, Mo Di finally felt the passing of a disaster. His eyes became red, “Brother!”

“It’s ok, you’re safe. As long as you’re safe.”

Mu Tian Heng’s voice was filled with anger and fear. He strengthened his embrace and pressed Mo Di against his body, “Listen to me, let’s suspend school for the time being. Take a break from it. Stop going to school.”

“Brother, I’m fine, I’m really fine.” Mo Di could finally relax in Mu Tian Heng’s arms. He patted him on the back and said, “Brother, I’m really fine, you don’t have to worry.”

“How can I not worry?!” There was a slight tremble in Mu Tian Heng’s voice and his eyes were turning red. He kissed Mo Di’s hair then examined his body for injuries, “Did you get hurt? Did those people hit you?!”

“I’m fine. Brother, let’s go give our statement first,” Mo Di pulled Mu Tian Heng’s sleeve. They were too caught up in their emotions that Mo Di forgot they were in the presence of several police officers!

Is this considered a disclosure?!

Fortunately, the male police officers were all considerate while the female officers couldn’t help having a twinkle in their eyes. Sister Meng let out a cough and everyone went back to doing their work.

Of course, Mu Tian Heng did not think that there was anything wrong with exposing their relationship. If it wasn’t because Hua Xia had not fully embraced homosexuality and that Mo Di was still in school, he would have made their relationship public a long time ago.

“Alright, let’s not disturb their work. Let’s go over there.”

Mu Tian Heng led Mo Di away by the hand and did not let go even when he was going to give his statement. 

At this point, Lai De Si came running over. He panted and said, “Damn, I was scared silly. Xiao Di, are you ok?”

“I’m fine,” Mo Di smiled and shook his head.

“And the criminals? Are they all caught?!”

“One was caught, the other was dead,” Mu Tian Heng looked at Lai De Si, “We’re going to give our statement, you go back to the car. We’ll talk about this later.”

“One dead?!” Lai De Si was shocked to hear that someone died but he still listened to Mu Tian Heng and stopped asking, “Ok. I’m going back to the car. You two hurry up.”

Before leaving, Lai De Si turned to ask Mo Di one more time, “Xiao Di, are you really alright? You’re not hurt, are you?”

“No,” Mo Di smiled and shook his head. He was then led away by Mu Tian Heng in an overprotective manner.

Lai De Si saw Mu Tian Heng’s behavior and shook his head. That old beast will only become more beastly after this experience.

…..

Not long after Mo Di had finished giving his statement, the police had also dealt with the terrified storeroom keeper. He had spilled the whole process, from the kidnapping to the accident, and also how the mysterious man had promised him a way to stay out of jail.

When he mentioned ‘pretending to be a mental patient’, Mu Tian Heng and Mo Di who were watching on the other side of the interrogation room looked at each other. 

In the interrogation room, the man named Zhang Long had his face in snot and tears, “I just couldn’t bear the temptation, that’s why I agreed. But I didn’t kill anyone! I didn’t kill the boy! As for Brother Huang, Brother Huang, he fell on the knife by himself. I didn’t mean to kill him. Officer, you have to investigate properly, I didn’t kill anyone. I didn’t!”

Sister Meng looked at Zhan Long with cold eyes. “Of course we’ll find out what you’ve done! Now tell me about the mysterious man you mentioned. If you can help us then maybe we can reduce your sentence.”

“I… I don’t know who he is. He only personally contacted me the first few times, after that, it’s always been Brother Huang who gave me instructions. Ah yes! Brother Huang always calls him Young Master Qin, so the man’s surname must be Qin!”

“Someone by the surname Qin?” 

Sister Meng’s eyes twitched, “Tell me everything you remember about that man, starting from the very first time you both came into contact.”

…..

“Brother,” Mo Di suddenly tugged Mu Tian Heng’s sleeve.

Mu Tian Heng looked at him and knew he had something to tell him in secret. He turned to Deputy Commissioner Li, “Commissioner Li, I’m taking Mo Di home for now. I won’t be watching the rest of this interrogation. Please watch over this case for me. And I’d like to invite you and Captain Meng’s team to dinner tonight to thank you all for your help. If not, I dare not even think of the consequences.”

“Chairman Mu, you’re too kind. This is our duty, we’re happy to be able to help. You don’t have to treat us to anything.”

“Of course I have to. If you and Captain Meng aren’t free today, then let’s make it another time. I have to repay you and your team this gratitude.”

“…”

Mu Tian Heng exchanged a few more words with Commissioner Li before leaving the station with Mo Di.

After they left, Mo Liu Gui had arrived at the station door in handcuffs.

After all, someone who stumbled upon a crime and managed to leave without a scratch couldn’t possibly be innocent.

If Mo Di had died, the warehouse keeper would have to pretend to be mentally ill and Brother Huang would keep his mouth shut about her. That way, she would have been fine.

But now that Mo Di had survived, Mo Liu Gui would not be able to get away cleanly.

As soon as they got in the car, Lai De Si turned his head and eagerly asked, “How was it? How was it? Did that person confess everything?”

“We’ll talk when we get home.”

Mu Tian Heng felt Mo Di scratching at his palm and immediately said to Lai De Si, “Let Mo Di take a bath and have a good rest, we’ll talk about this tomorrow.”

“Ok, ok, let’s talk tomorrow,” Lai De Si was not suspecting anything. He agreed that Mo Di should be given some time to rest and calm down. Hence, Lai De Si ceased his inquiries.

After returning to the villa, Mo Di and Mu Tian Heng went back to their bedroom on the third floor. 

Ever since the two had confessed and consummated their love, Mu Tian Heng had asked Mo Di to move into the room opposite of his.

“Brother, look at this.”

Mo Di had closed the bedroom door before taking out the mini camera in his pocket.

“This had been on even before Mo Liu Gui came in.”

Mu Tian Heng looked at the item and asked, “Why didn’t you give it to the police as evidence?”

“Because I think we can use it. The police might not produce the results that I want,” Mo Di’s voice was merciless, “Brother, since she wanted me to die so badly, then I want her to know what it means by ‘the sins we brought upon ourselves are the hardest to bear.’”

“With this evidence, I can turn her into a mastermind or an accomplice whether she was one or not,” Mo Di glanced at Mu Tian Heng, “Brother, do you think it’s too cruel?”

“Of course not,” Mu Tian Heng’s eyes were pensive, “But this might be difficult. Qin Cheng Yi will do everything to help her.”

“I know there’ll be some difficulties but Mo Liu Gui has said some very strange things about rebirth,” Mo Di smirked and continued, “Brother, I think we should ‘remind’ Qin Cheng Yi and Mo Er Qian that the law is quite lenient to mental patients. If they could have her certified as mentally disturbed and she is good enough to prove it, then she won’t have to be jailed or charged with murder. That’s a pretty good deal.”

Mu Tian Heng immediately understood Mo Di’s intentions. He looked at him and acquiesced, “When the evidence is irrefutable, it is indeed better to be a mental patient than go to jail.

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Chapter 114

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

Mu Tian Heng closed his laptop with a snap. His face had turned grim right in the middle of a meeting. 

“Mu, what’s wrong with you?” A startled Lai De Si asked in confusion.

The various department chiefs were too scared to even squeak and the head of the finance department who was giving his report was sweating bullets.

“Ch, chairman…”

Mu Tian Heng rushed out of the meeting room and punched in the numbers on his phone at the highest speed.

He had installed a high-grade tracker on Mo Di’s phone. Even if the phone was switched off or soaked in water, the tracker would still function. Moreover, if there was no movement for more than 150 minutes, it would send a signal directly to his cell phone and laptop.

Unusually, the dormancy signals would only appear when Mo Di was in class or during the night. Both of these situations only happened when he was in school, never outside. This had been a very busy time for Mo Di, he would never spend more than two hours out of school or away from the company.

But at present, the tracker was pointing to a remote street near Jing Da. This was definitely alarming.

Mu Tian Heng called Mo Di’s cell. There was a  dial tone but no one picked up!

He continued to dial it several more times but to no avail.

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A powerful sense of fear surged from his heart. Mu Tian Heng went on to call Mo Di’s roommate, Xian Yu Chao. 

The phone was picked up after three seconds and Xian Yu Chao’s nervous voice was heard.

“B, Boss! Are you calling to ask if Xiao Di has been staying up late? No, no, no. He’s been good and always sleeps on time.”

“No,” Mu Tian Heng got to the point and asked, “It’s not about that, is Xiao Di with you?”

“Ah?” Xian Yu Chao quickly answered, “No. Didn’t he go to see you? He went out right after class, he’s currently not at school. Hello? Hello?!” Xian Yu Chao frowned when Mu Tian Heng hung up on him. What’s up with the boss today?

“Postpone the meeting.”

Mu Tian Heng ordered Assistant Gao who had followed him out of the conference room and signaled to Lai De Si, “We’re going to Jing Da.”

Lai De Si had to jog to keep up with Mu Tian Heng. There were so many questions in his head. “What? Jing Da?! Mu, what’s wrong? Did something happen?”

“I suspect that something has happened to Mo Di.” Mu Tian Heng was getting more distressed by the minute. His complexion was turning pale.

“What? Something happened to Xiao Di?” Lai De Si almost tripped after hearing it.

Mu Tian Heng suppressed the panic in his heart. He increased his pace while making another phone call, “Hello Commissioner Wang. I have an emergency that I really need your help with…”

“…”

After talking with Commissioner Wang, Mu Tian Heng contacted the vice-principal of Jing Da as he made his way to the university at the fastest speed.

The vice-principal personally went to greet Mu Tian Heng at the gate. Seeing his car coming in, he rushed forward to welcome them in a cold sweat. Mentally, he was wondering if Mu Tian Heng was just being paranoid. They have only lost contact with him for three hours, why did he keep insisting that something was wrong?

However, if something did go wrong, there would be dire consequences offending this prominent figure!

“You don’t have to be polite. Please take me to the surveillance room.”

Mu Tian Heng had a terrible look on his face. The vice principal’s heart was beating fast. He prayed for Mo Di to come back soon and if he was really kidnapped, prayed to let nothing happen to him.

“Yes, yes… This way, please. Which area would you like to check first?”

“I want to see the footage of all of your entrances and also Building #1.”

With the information he had gathered from Xian Yu Chao and the others, he learned that a student had come to inform Mo Di that the counselor was asking for him, that was why Mo Di had gone to Building #1. But when he spoke to the vice-principal on the phone, he was informed that the counselor had asked for leave and wasn’t even on the campus!

“B, B, Building #1’s camera was not working,” The vice-principal was screaming inside, “I only heard of this a moment ago. The camera had been malfunctioning for several times now…”

The vice-principal could feel his skin burning due to Mu Tian Heng’s glare, “It’s true! Mr. Mu, if you don’t believe me, I can show it to you.”

“There’s no need. Let’s look at the footage at the entrance then. I know principal Yu is busy and couldn’t manage every tiny thing,” Mu Tian Heng restrained his voice and said without much change in his expression.

Lai De Si was looking at him with some concern. Mu Tian Heng’s tolerance was clearly at its peak. If this went on, he was sure to explode.

The surveillance at the entrance was all in working conditions. The group accelerated the playback but could not find Mo Di in any of the frames.

“Could he be inside a car?” Lai De Si asked anxiously.

Mu Tian Heng calmed himself for two seconds then said, “Lai De Si, go through the footage again and record the license plates of all the car numbers that had exited through that gate.”

“Got it!”

While watching the playback, Mu Tian Heng called Commissioner Wang again to have him compile a list of vehicles passing through Dahuai Street and Lin An Street.

When all that was done, they compared the records and one vehicle had appeared at both places!

“Trace this car’s routes!”

A black Volkswagen had left the school compound and drove past where Mo Di’s tracking device had indicated the two hours of immobility. The CCTV had shown it pulling into a small street then stopped for a few seconds before going back to the main road. It drove in a traffic jam for another two hours before stopping at Yan An intersection in the eastern suburbs.

After that, the car was not seen in any of the traffic cameras and the trail disappeared.

“What should we do?!” Seeing that there was no further clue, even Lai De Si was getting anxious.

Mu Tian Heng clenched his fists. He looked at the areas on the map near where the car was last seen.

The car did not show up on the traffic cameras which meant that it did not use the main road or pass through any traffic lights and there was only one road that met those conditions. This road leads to a nursing home right next to a mental hospital!

….

“Don’t blame me. If you need someone to blame someone, blame yourself for offending the wrong person.”

The storeroom keeper took a few more gulps of wine.

Outside, the man in the yellow shirt took out his cell phone to check the time. It was now 4:23pm.

The little bit of anesthetic in the kid’s body should have disappeared by now. It’s time to carry out the job.

He went back and opened the door. He spat on the ground then urged the storeroom keeper, “Hurry up!”

“I, I know!” The storeroom keeper swallowed his saliva. He carried a fruit knife of twenty centimeters and walked towards Mo Di. 

The man in yellow then turned his back to guard the door.

“Hm!!” Mo Di tried to back away desperately.

 The storeroom keeper steeled his nerves. He bit his teeth and charged at Mo Di!

Mo Di backed into a bunch of basketballs. Seeing there was nothing he could do to delay and that the storeroom keeper had made up his mind, Mo Di cast aside all his reservations and focused on staying alive. He nudged a basketball at his feet and aimed at his attacker. Using his elbow as support,  Mo Di kicked the ball with all the strength he could muster!

The ball flew up with great force and hit the man in the face!

“AH!”

The storeroom keeper who was not in good physical health immediately fell back. His vision blurred and there was a metallic smell in his mouth.

“F**k!”

The man in yellow heard the noises in the room and was annoyed at how useless the storeroom keeper was. He looked back and saw the storeroom keeper lying on the floor with a bloody nose. He hastily went over, wanting to give him a kick.

As a result, he slipped on his spit and fell forward. 

His whole body soared towards the storeroom keeper still sitting on the ground!

“AH!!!” a scream came from the man in yellow right after his fall!

“Ahh… Ah…”

The screams were followed by the storeroom keeper’s horrid cries in horror. His hands shook as he tried to push the heavy body away.

The man in yellow had a knife in his chest. The blade was all the way in and the angle was straight. Blood flowed out profusely as he struggled feebly. Eventually, his breathing came to a halt and his eyes were wide open, indicating he did not go in peace.

“Ah …. Ah… Dead, h, he’s dead. Ah!”

It was the first time the storeroom keeper saw someone die and even die at his hand. The worst part was that he had no intention of killing this person. 

The storeroom keeper was stricken with panic. 

Mo Di was also quite surprised at how things turned out but he managed to stay calm. He watched the man moving backward in fear with his back against him. Mo Di moved forward and kicked hard on his head.

The man’s head hit the floor and the pain rendered him motionless.

Mo Di struggled to stand up and hopped around the storeroom keeper who was gaining back his focus. He grabbed for Mo Di but missed. 

A few more steps and Mo Di had reached the entrance. Looking out, he saw several police officers. The one leading the troops seemed familiar.

The moment they saw Mo Di, Sister Meng immediately rushed to him. The rest of the team saw her running and tried to catch up.

“Quickly call Mr. Mu! Tell him that we’ve found the hostage where he had told us to look!”

RCFN 113

Chapter 113

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

The fatter man in the yellow shirt began to turn pale. He looked at the skinny drug addict-like middle-aged man next to him, beckoning him to turn the female student away.

The short and skinny man was the storeroom keeper of the nursing home who had been bought. In his forties, he still had no wife or children. He spent his days being high and having fun with prostitutes, burning away all his savings. A typical example of a failure.

He had agreed to commit murder not only because he was bewitched by the enigmatic man but also because of the money he was offered. Furthermore, he would not be jailed and could be freed after staying in the mental hospital for half a year. When he was released, he could have enough money to marry a young wife and indulge in his latest hobby of gambling.

All in all, this greedy, incompetent, good-for-nothing man with no conscience did not waste a lot of Qin Cheng Yi’s time and saliva to persuade him to do the deed. 

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The skinny man immediately understood what the other man was beckoning him to do. He gave Mo Di a threatening stare then turned to open the door.

“What is it?! What are you knocking for?!”

The scrawny storeroom keeper shouted loudly with a mouth full of yellow teeth. Seeing Mo Liu Gui at the door, the man said to himself that when he had the money, it’d be no problem to get himself a young and beautiful college student like this as his wife.

Mo Liu Gui was only naive on the surface, in truth, she was very perceptive. The moment she saw the way the man was looking at her, she knew what he was thinking which made her incredibly disgusted.

The storeroom keeper was about to drive Mo Liu Gui away when the cellphone in his pocket rang.

He looked back at the man in the room and saw him nodding, telling him to get her the items so as not to make a scene.

“Brooms is it?” The keeper turned back and stared at Mo Liu Gui with an annoyed look. “I’ll go get it. You wait out here.”

“Thank You, Uncle,” Mo Liu Gui smiled but she was not happy one bit. The man was looking at her with smitten eyes before but his attitude took a sudden turn and became rude. Is there something wrong with his brain?

The keeper went to a cabinet behind the door and took three brooms from it. He went back to Mo Liu Gui and threw it at her feet. 

Mo Liu Gui forced another smile and said, “We need three more mops…”

Bang!

Another loud noise came from inside and this time, it was followed by a faint murmur, like someone was trying to make a sound while being gagged.

Mo Liu Gui was starting to sense that something was amiss. She saw that there was panic on the man’s face. When he looked back at her, he had a flustered look and even anger in his eyes, a reaction which was not akin with professional killers.

The man immediately pushed her away, “Go away! Get lost! There’s no mop. Take the brooms and go!”

Mo Liu Gui staggered back when she was pushed. She was quite bitter but at the same time, she knew that something was wrong. It looked like someone was kidnapped and being held inside the storeroom. 

In her head, she remembered the news of a high schooler being kidnapped and how her rescuer, a white-collar woman, was highly praised by the media for her bravery. Mo Liu Gui wanted that.

If she was mistaken, she would lose nothing. But if she was right, she could end up saving someone. When this got on the news, she would be portrayed as a hero. With a powerful water army and effective campaigning, she could completely overturn her image!

Not only could she restore her reputation, but she could also restart her acting career again!

The idea sprouted in her head and gave her courage. She bent down to pick up the broom and hit the man with a horizontal sweep. 

While the feeble storeroom keeper was caught off guard, Mo Liu Gui rushed into the door.

She then saw a plump man in a yellow shirt standing over someone she could not make out. 

The person on the ground was clearly tied up, this was indeed a kidnapping!

Mo Liu Gui was shocked for a few seconds before getting excited again. She immediately turned and ran while grabbing for her phone.

But in the next second, she was caught by the storeroom keeper by the feet. She fell to the ground and was suppressed.

The man in yellow came out and kicked Mo Liu Gui’s phone away and then covered her mouth.

“What do we do?!” The skinny man was discomposed. Could it be that they have to kill more than one person?!

“Umm… umm!!” Mo Liu Gui struggled hard.

Worried that Mo Liu Gui would make noise, the skinny man went to help the other man cover Mo Liu Gui’s mouth as well.

The man in yellow warily scanned the surroundings before crouching lower to whisper to Mo Liu Gui, “Miss Mo, I know who you are. Please don’t shout.”

His words caused Mo Liu Gui to feel even more fretful. She continued to struggle vigorously.

The man in yellow couldn’t hold her down but he dared not use force or stun her. Unable to control the situation, he had to persuade her softly, “This is Master Qin’s plan, Miss Mo, please don’t make a fuss. I won’t hurt you but please do not interfere with Master Qin’s plan.”

“!” Mo Liu Gui stopped struggling and looked at the man with baffling eyes.

What did he mean?!

“What I’m saying is the truth. Miss Mo, if you make any more noise, it’ll not only ruin the plan but also bring trouble to…” he did not continue but he knew Mo Liu Gui would understand.

Qin Cheng Yi was now the Mo family’s only beacon of hope, if something were to happen to him, the Mos would also be painfully affected.

Just as he thought, Mo Liu Gui had ceased her struggling. The man then ordered the storeroom keeper to release her, “She’s with us, let her go and quickly apologize to Miss Mo.”

The storeroom keeper was confused but he still apologized obediently.

The man in yellow smiled and said to Mo Liu Gui, “Miss Mo, you should leave now. And don’t tell anyone about this, we still …”

“I want to see the person in there,” Mo Liu Gui interrupted the man.

Since the man seemed to know everything, he was probably Qin Cheng Yi’s closest confidant who had only worked in the dark and never shown his face. He was also Qin Cheng Yi’s last confidant and if that’s the case, he would never harm her.

“That…” the man hesitated.

“I just want to take a look, I won’t get in your way,” Mo Liu Gui demanded and went straight inside, completely disregarding the man.

She wanted to know and see with her own eyes… If it really was the person she’d guessed!

The man had no choice but to comply. He hurried behind her and had his phone in hand, ready to give Qin Cheng Yi a call.

Mo Liu Gui walked towards the person on the ground. She turned on the flashlight of her phone and shone it at the person’s face.

Sure enough…

It really is Mo Di!!!

Mo Liu Gui couldn’t tell what she truly felt. Looking at Mo Di in that depressing state, she was elated from the bottom of her heart but there was also inexplicable anxiety.

She knew how Qin Cheng Yi thought and now that they had come this far, Mo Di was not going to live. Leaving someone to die was something she had never done before, it was inevitable that she would feel upset.

Mo Liu Gui comforted herself mentally before turning to leave. When she was almost at the door, she heard a harsh bang and the muffled humming sounds Mo Di was trying to make.

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From the start, Mo Di had been trying to make the tape wet with his saliva and now the inner side was quite loose. 

Hearing Mo Di’s desperate call, Mo Liu Gui was quite satisfied. She turned and looked at him, “Didn’t you refuse to call me sister?”

She knew that Mo Di was going to die soon. Even if it’s not here and now, he would still be dead when Qin Cheng Yi sent him to be a human display at his overseas casinos. Before that happened, she wanted to make a clean break from the vicious scum that had caused her so much misery for such a long time.

When the man in yellow heard that Mo Liu Gui wanted to have a chat with Mo Di, he frowned and pulled the storeroom keeper outside to guard the door. No matter what she had to say, it was best not to let him hear it.

Mo Liu Gui saw the two men leaving obediently under her command and felt the return of the long-lost pleasure of having people at her beck and call.

Mo Liu Gui went up to Mo Di and kicked him like livestock that was about to be slaughtered. She then squatted down and looked at him.

There was fear in his eyes and a desperate plea for help.

Mo Liu Gui’s lips curled up. She suddenly felt that the dark and cold days were soon to be bright and joyful.

As long as Mu Tian Heng and Mo Di were completely destroyed without redemption, the Mo family could shine again and she would have a beautiful life of endless possibilities. As for Mo Di… He could only lie deep in the ground.

The joy in her heart was overflowing.

She looked at Mo Di and said in a sympathizing voice, “To be honest… I know that you were reborn. But so what?”

“Xiao Di, you should know that we are being judged by what we do. You are such a wicked person, it’s useless for you to have a second life.”

“Besides, don’t you feel that you’re too cruel? Tell me, wasn’t I good to you? Xiao Di, tell sister, have I ever been bad to you? I treated you so well but you never knew how to be grateful to me! You have tried to cause me even more harm than the last life.”

“You tried to ruin my life and that’s why you deserve to die even earlier this time!”

Mo Liu Gui no longer tried to hide the vile emotions inside of her when looking at the fearful Mo Di. With much satisfaction, she stood up, turned around, and left.

This place, she was never here.

After Mo Di’s death, she would visit his grave every year to tell him the Mo family’s happy news, her ever-blossoming career, and how she would still become the most sought after and admired person in the world.

When the man in yellow saw Mo Liu Gui coming out with red eyes, he tried to comfort her, “Miss Mo…”

“I’m fine. I know who treats me well and who is bad for me. I will not be softhearted like before. I know that my kindness will only bring harm to the people I care for. I won’t make things difficult for your master…” Mo Liu Gui’s eyes were red and a layer of tears was accumulating. 

…..

In the warehouse, Mo Di kicked the tiny camera he had dug out from his pocket into a pile of green cushions while the two men were talking to Mo Liu Gui.

In the next second, the warehouse door was opened again.

The man in yellow came in and said to the storeroom keeper, “Drag him near the entrance and quickly finish the job!”

The storeroom keeper swallowed his saliva and nodded. He recalled the process that the man in yellow had told him: Get the boy near the door and make it look like he was there to ask for a broom but unfortunately met with a lunatic on the loose. He would then kill the boy and pretend to be a madman dancing with knives. 

That’s it, it’s very simple. There’s nothing to be nervous about…

When it was about time to carry out the job, the storeroom keeper got inevitably jittery. He took a bottle of Er Guo Tou from the cupboard and drank a mouthful, then dragged Mo Di to the door. 

(TN: Very strong spirits)

Ten million is going into my pocket!

RCFN 112

Chapter 112

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

When he came to, Mo Di found that he had been thrown into a dark room with his hands and legs tied up. Dim lights came in from outside and the air was filled with dust.

Frustration and panic surged from his heart. He wiggled and felt a pain coming from his butt. The micro camera was still there. He heaved a sigh and was slightly relieved.

Mu Tian Heng bought the micro camera for him from a black market. It was a state-of-the-art product; even if it couldn’t capture any images, it should still be able to record the sounds.

As long as he could get out, the contents should be able to provide some evidence.

But the problem is…

Can he still get out?!

This kidnapping couldn’t possibly be an accident or for a ransom demand. The person with the audacity to even commit a crime within his school could only be Qin Cheng Yi.

And now that he had made his move, Mo Di believed that it would not end with just a threat. According to Qin Cheng Yi’s personality, Mo Di was sure… He wanted him dead.

Mo Di’s heart was beating fast. He began to scan his surroundings. 

He saw that there were a few shelves in the room. In areas with adequate lights, he could see that they were mats, basketballs, and skipping ropes. This seemed to be a sports storeroom.

… Sports storeroom?

So is he in a school or some sort of sports facility?

Mo Di’s eyelids twitched. A grim possibility dawned on him.

If this was a school, there were several primary and secondary schools near his university. But he did not think that after Qin Cheng Yi’s meticulous calculations, he would simply have someone tie him up in a storeroom of a school. Even if he staged a fire, there were too many loopholes and it could still be easily discovered. Mu Tian Heng would never let them go.

Therefore, this place couldn’t be a school or a sports facility near his university.

Jing Da was located in a fairyland prosperous area but the eastern suburb was not the same. There were one or two schools and housing for migrant workers who worked on the various construction sites. The neighborhood there was rough and harsh.

Mo Di listened to the noises outside and was certain he was near one of the schools. 

If he remembered correctly, the two schools in the eastern suburbs were in remote locations but they were close to the freeway. One of them was right opposite a run-down nursing home and a mental hospital. There was scarcely anyone living nearby and the staff was very disorderly.

Mo Di bit his lips and frowned. The place he was kept in was probably close to the nursing home and most importantly, the mental hospital! It was the perfect place to cover up a crime!

Mo Di was starting to get anxious. He remembered an announcement Lin Jun Jie made to the class, asking for volunteers at a nursing home near the eastern suburbs. Students could acquire credits for their final grade if they participated.

He was too busy with the company and dealing with the Mo family, of course he did not sign up. But if someone was bribed to put him on the volunteers list, then there would be a reasonable explanation why he was here. And after he was killed, the case could easily be concluded as an accident.

Even if there was an investigation, although Lin Jun Jie and the others could testify for him, there was always the chance that Qin Cheng Yi would bribe the police to put pressure on them.

Mu Tian Heng could certainly help but Mo Di was fearful that Qin Cheng Yi would have planned a way to deal with Mu Tian Heng as well. Even as of now, Mu Tian Heng could already be in some sort of danger.

Mo Di felt restless and overwhelmed by panic. Unable to tear the tape off his mouth or take the ropes off his hands, he could only use his butt and feet to crawl towards the door.

Halfway there, the door suddenly creaked and opened.

Two men entered the room. Their backs were against the light, making it difficult to see their faces.

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“I don’t want to work with her. She’s always tearing up for no reason, people are going to think I bullied her.” Sun Bai Qian took a trash bag and placed it next to the ponytail girl who made her team up with Mo Liu Gui, “Why didn’t you work with her?”

“I was already cleaning the floor. She’s supposed to clean the windows and we can’t just let her do it by herself. The boys and teachers were all watching, if one of us didn’t go with her, they would say that we’re picking on her,” The ponytail girl said with dissatisfaction, “If I knew this would happen, I’d rather not have volunteered.”

“Forget it, it’s only once a week. Two more weeks and we don’t have to do this anymore.”

Sun Bai Qian glanced at Mo Liu Gui who was wiping the window with a rag and was surrounded by several boys and teachers. She sighed at the fact that the good-looking always get more attention. They have been working a lot harder and more efficiently than Mo Liu Gui but none of them got even half the amount of praise that she received.

“What are you girls doing? Why isn’t anyone helping Mo Liu Gui? She’s cleaning such a big window by herself. Stop being lazy!” The manager of the elderly’s home, a greasy-looking man in his thirty’s named Zhang Yang, approached the girls and said, “Sun Bai Qian, you go over there to help Mo Liu Gui. Let Liu Lan Yue and the others do the work here.”

“Sir, I don’t want to!” Sun Bai Qian was disheartened. She was really sick of Mo Liu Gui!

“Sir, why don’t, why don’t I just do it by myself? I can do it,” Mo Liu Gui was fuming inside. She never had to do such heavy chores before. On top of that, those girls were obviously isolating her. How nauseating! If it wasn’t to gain a good name by doing volunteering work, she wouldn’t have bothered.

Mo Liu Gui maintained a calm and magnanimous attitude. With a slight grievance in her voice, she said, “I can do it alone.”

“That won’t do. Such a big window, it’s more efficient to have two people cleaning it from both sides.” Zhang Yang’s heart softened when he saw Mo Liu Gui’s eyes turning red.

“As for you, Sun Bai Qian, you’d better go clean the windows as well. Don’t even think of letting others do all the work, what kind of volunteer are you?!”

Zhang Yang turned and accused Sun Bai Qian of pushing all the work on others. His words were harsh and biased, as though he could not see the large pile of garbage Sun Bai Qian and her friends had gathered.

Sun Bai Qian was about to explode when the vice manager, Li Ruan Jie came to mediate. “I’ll clean the windows with Du Mei Mei. Mo Liu Gui, why don’t you go to ask the janitor for more brooms and mops? We had to split up the tools for the other areas and don’t have enough.”

“Ok, I’ll go ask,” Mo Liu Gui responded. With slightly red eyes, she went down the steps, “How many?”

“At least three more brooms and mops.”

“Why don’t I go with you? Those things are heavy and cumbersome,” Zhang Yang looked at Mo Liu Gui fondly.

“There’s no need, sir. I can do it myself. Since I’ve decided to do this, I should work hard. I really want to do more to help,” Mo Liu Gui said before running out.

Zhang Yang was even more distressed for her. He turned and stared at the other girls and made a mental note to discredit them when he could.

Mo Liu Gui left the yard and headed west. The nursing home was old and the elderlies lived in small rooms side by side. There were three or four rows of such rooms with a small courtyard in between.

Behind the resident area was a small field with some fitness equipment. Because the weather was a little chilly and there were volunteers out and about, the elderlies had all stayed in their rooms.

Further west of the field were two warehouses and a back door. A keeper would usually watch over the two warehouses.

Mo Liu Gui was running towards the warehouses when she realized that she had forgotten to inquire which one housed the cleaning equipment.

She saw the backs of two men entering the southern warehouse and assumed that they were students or teachers here for voluntary work as well. She went towards the southern warehouse and pushed the door handle but it did not budge.

“Is anyone there? I’m a student from Jing Da. I’m here to get a few brooms and mops. Is anyone in there?”

Mo Liu Gui knocked on the door again.

Mo Di saw that the two men were panicking and agitated. His eyes shifted and he lunged himself into the shelve next to him, sending out a loud bang.

The two men quickly pressed him down. One of them had his fist up and punched him in the face.

Mo Di tried to make some noise but his mouth was gagged too tightly, no sound could escape.

It seemed Mo Liu Gui had come here by accident. Which meant that she did not know that he was kidnapped here. As long as she could make a scene, he might be able to survive this.

Having heard the bang, Mo Liu Gui knew that there was someone inside. She continued to knock on the door.

“Hello, I’m here to get some brooms and mops, can you open the door?”

RCFN 111

Chapter 111

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

The Mos were right, the person who had been gathering up all their shares was Mu Tian Heng.

To get these shareholders to agree to his terms, Mu Tian Heng had put out a small portion of his company shares as a trade. Needless to say, none were hesitant to give up their shares of the Mo Group.

In addition to the smaller shares in circulation that Mu Tian Heng had been accumulating, he now had forty percent of the Mo Group shares. Furthermore, now that their stock had plummeted, acquiring the rest was just a matter of time.

Even if the Mo family wanted to buy the remaining shares, it was an impossible task for them. How could they compete with Mu Tian Heng? Not to mention, their assets were currently frozen.

And so, the Mo Group …

Was practically in Mu Tian Heng’s pocket.

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His life after Mo Di’s death was something Mu Tian Heng did not see in his dream about their past life. He only saw his little one tortured till he became a fool and in the end, turned to ashes and placed in a dark urn while the Mo and Qin family lived on with nobility and prosperity…

But this life, he’ll definitely let them have a taste of hell.

News of the Mo family’s ordeal quickly reached Qin Cheng Yi. He was both furious and anxious for Mo Liu Gui. Thinking that she was probably in a panic right now, he wanted to get out of prison to see her but even with the Qin family’s power, he would still have to be detained for another two weeks.

He tossed and turned restlessly in his one-person room until he finally decided to contact his unworthy father and have him give the Mo family a hand.

Qin Guang Jie did not want to meddle in this matter but seeing how Qin Cheng Yi had lowered himself and respectfully requested for his help, Qin Guang Jie agreed. Little did he know that when Qin Cheng Yi was writing this letter, he was filled with resentment and unwillingness. 

However, even if Qin Guang Jie had decided to help, he was not fully updated with the inside situation of the Mo Group. Neither he nor Qin Cheng Yi knew that the major shareholders of the Mo Group had already sold off their shares.

And so, after Qin Guang Jie expended his resources to help the Mo Group mend their public image and appease the major clients who were threatening to terminate their contracts, only then did he hear rumors that the Mo family was no longer the major shareholder of the Mo Group. 

Qin Guang Jie almost coughed up blood. What the hell is this, did he just help someone else make their wedding clothes?!! 

(TN: 为别人做嫁衣 means doing something that benefits others but not yourself)

Qin Guang Jie immediately sent someone to investigate but in fact, he didn’t have to do so. Because three days later, news broke out within the business circle that the major shareholder of the Mo Group had been changed.

Mo Yi Cheng, Mo Shi Guo, and Mo Shi Guang were charged with bribery and tax evasion, causing a large portion of the Mo family’s property to be frozen and confiscated. On top of that, they also had to pay a fine which was a hefty sum. The Mo family which was now could not even be considered a third-class family did not have much money left. They could not afford to pay the fine.

If they failed to pay, then Mo Yi Cheng, Mo Shi Guo, and Mo Shi Guang would receive a more severe sentence. With both her son and husband detained, the eldest aunt discarded her elegant demeanor and threatened the rest of the Mo family. She warned them if they would rather protect the Mo Group shares than try to save her husband and son, she would make them pay dearly!

Mo Shi Hong tried to argue with her but he could not out-talk her. The eldest aunt said that she knew everything that the Mo family had done over the years. If they were heartless towards her family, then don’t blame her for exposing them!

Her second son, Mo Si Lang, was still in prison and now her husband and eldest son could face over a decade of jail time. How could she go on?!

And if she can’t live, then the rest of the Mo family would have to accompany her to hell!

The eldest aunt did not just make an empty threat, everyone in the Mo family knew she meant every word. They were frustrated but could not do anything about it.

The Mo patriarch had a stroke and couldn’t talk while Mo Shi Hong was incapable of handling the family’s affairs. Finally, it all came down to Mo Er Qian to take the lead.

Mo Er Qian did not want to sell their remaining shares to pay the fines so he went to the Qin family for help. However, Qin Guang Jie was not willing to meet him because he already knew what Mo Er Qian wanted.

He had helped them once already, they shouldn’t push their luck. Furthermore, his company was also starting to have a mountain of problems. He himself was in a mess, there was nothing more he could do for the Mo family!

They were not even in-laws and he really did not like that girl named Mo Liu Gui, she was practically a bringer of bad luck!

Qin Guang Jie not only refused to lend Mo Er Qian the money, but he also contacted the prison and restricted Qin Cheng Yi’s communication, preventing him from receiving any more news from the Mo family. He was about to be freed and should lay low for the moment.

Mo Yi Cheng, Mo Shi Guo, and Mo Shi Guang’s sentences were soon approaching but Mo Er Qian was still unable to borrow the money or contact Qin Cheng Yi. 

The eldest aunt was on the verge of collapsing. On a certain day, she had a spat with Mo Liu Gui and almost pushed her down the stairs.

Mo Shi Hong immediately flared up. He did not care if he hit a woman and gave her a fist. The eldest aunt did not back down. She bit Mo Shi Hong’s arm and scratched his face.

These days, the Mo family was always in chaos and disharmony.

And Mo Liu Gui was crying every day.

Mo Er Qian was certain the eldest aunt would divulge their secrets to the public. When that happened, the Mo family was sure to fall. If they sold their shares, they could last a little longer while waiting for Mo Di’s demise and Qin Cheng Yi to be released from prison. Once Qin Cheng Yi was out, they could recover bit by bit. With Mo Di and Mu Tian Heng gone, sooner or later, they would rise to the top again.

And when the time was ripe, he would deal with the eldest aunt who dared to threaten the Mo family and almost killed his sister.

Mo Er Qian thought hard and decided to sell eighty percent of the shares in their hand to pay the fine and get someone to help them reduce the charges against the Mo family.

The eldest aunt finally stopped giving them trouble. Instead, she would use tears to wash her face every day.

Because the Mo Group’s shares had plummeted, Mo Er Qian did not get much even after selling a huge portion of it. After paying the fine and other expenses, there was not much money left. 

With the Mo family villa being sealed off, the Mo family had to move out and huddled into a small villa in the suburbs. 

They could not even be considered the lowest of the high-society. It could be said that they had truly fallen from grace. 

A villa in the suburbs did not have any gardens and the spaces between each house were not far apart. The neighbor’s house was just a few steps away. Therefore, the moment the Mo family moved into their new living environment, the whole neighborhood knew that an infamous family had come to stay.

As soon as anyone from the Mo family stepped out of the house, they would be stared at by condemning eyes. 

Mo Liu Gui went out to do her shopping in a branded dress and was immediately splashed with water by a girl doing her laundry.

“Ai ya, why did you suddenly appear in front of me? You almost scared me to death. I didn’t make you mad, did I? Or did you do it on purpose to plot against me?!” The young girl glared at Mo Liu Gui maliciously.

Mo Liu Gui did not expect to meet such injustice only steps away from her own home. Her face turned red with anger and she looked as though she was about to cry.

“Now what? Pretending to be innocent?” The young girl snapped at Mo Liu Gui. She rolled her eyes and placed the bucket on the floor.

The girl’s name was Du Qiu, an ordinary junior high student. Ever since the incident in which Mo Di was accused of cheating, she had been paying attention to the Mo family’s news.

From the beginning, she was already put off by their ability to flip the truth and place all the blame on Mo Di. She simply couldn’t understand how their brains functioned. And every time one of them got on the news, it was always worse than the previous. Truly a family of unscrupulous bastards.

And so, when she knew that they had moved to the neighborhood, she had been finding a way to have a go at them. Seeing Mo Liu Gui out on the road today was the perfect chance. And hence, the bucket in her hand was directly aimed at her.

She copied the Mo family’s line of logic to bicker with them.

Mo Liu Gui knew that the girl was deliberately taunting her and treating her the same way her father and brothers used to treat Mo Di. Her face was even more heated. She didn’t say anything, only her eyes turned red as she ran away.

“Heh!” Du Qiu sneered and walked away with her bucket.

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Mo Liu Gui ran home in her wet and sticky clothes. She felt angry and oppressed. Upon entering the hallway and smelling the murky dust, she could no longer hold back her tears.

Never had she suffered such injustice! Never had she been this insulted!

One day, she would make those people regret it! Deeply regret it!!!

Mo Liu Gui grit her teeth and wiped off her tears then gave Mo Er Qian a call.

As soon as the phone connected, Mo Liu Gui started sobbing and said with a choke in her voice, “Second brother…”

“What’s wrong?” Mo Er Qian was frantic the moment he heard Mo Liu Gui’s crying voice, “What’s wrong, Xiao Gui? Who bullied you?”

“Second brother, I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. When can we get back to our old lives? I can’t take it anymore…” Mo Liu Gui spoke as her tears kept falling. “Second brother, when will our family return to normal? The people in this area are all illogical and unsophisticated. When can we get back to our house…”

“Soon, very soon, I assure you. Xiao Gui, don’t cry anymore…” Mo Er Qian felt heartache for her. He closed the office door and went to the window, “Brother will teach those who dare to bully you a lesson. And I promise that our family will soon return to the way it was. As long as Mo Di and Mu Tian Heng, the two who have been plotting against us are gone, no one else can harm our Mo family. We will return to our former glory. Xiao Gui, please hold on a little longer. Trust me, ok?”

“I trust you but now, I just can’t see any hope…”

Mo Liu Gui sat on the floor in the front entrance crying bitterly.

“I promise, it’s very soon.”

All they needed was for Qin Cheng Yi to be released and they could deal with Mo Di and Mu Tian Heng. After that, it was all a matter of reshaping the public’s opinion and regaining their wealth… Without the stumbling block that was Mu Tian Heng, the Mo family could definitely get back on top.

Mo Liu Gui seemingly remembered something and dashed straight to her room on the second floor, ignoring the prying eyes of the second aunt. She closed the door and sat on the bed. In whispers, she said, “Second brother, didn’t you say before that you and Cheng Yi are working together? Is there anything I can do to help?”

Because Mo Er Qian did not want to involve Mo Liu Gui, he refused to disclose any details. “Xiao Gui, all you have to do is rest assured. I will keep my word.”

“But…”

“Xiao Gui, “ Mo Er Qian deliberately changed the topic, “Qin Cheng Yi is coming out soon, are you planning to pick him up? If you want to, just tell me and I’ll drive you there. Do not visit him by yourself.”

Mo Liu Gui was a little puzzled at Mo Er Qian’s request. She agreed with some reluctance but in fact, she had no intention of visiting him.

…..

Ever since Mu Tian Heng became the major shareholder of the Mo Group, he had been cooperating with the government to track down every illegal activity that the company had done and paid all its fines. Therefore, even with the Mo family’s assets either frozen or confiscated, and Mo Er Qian selling off their shares to pay the fines, Mo Yi Cheng, Mo Shi Guo, and Mo Shi Guang’s sentences had only gotten more severe with each crime that Mu Tian Heng dug up.

It was estimated that their jail time would be roughly a decade.

After a series of rectifications, Mu Tian Heng officially renamed the Mo Group as ‘Wu Mo’ and assimilated it under the command of the Mu Group. 

(TN: Wu Mo means endless. The Mo (末) here is not the same word as the surname Mo(莫))

Mu Tian Heng knew that the Mo family still had nine percent of the shares. Of course he would make them cough it all out but there was no hurry to it.

As for Mo Di, after he gave Mu Tian Heng some pointers on how to deal with the Mo family, the mid-term exams had come.

When he was finally done with all the subjects, it dawned on him that Qin Cheng Yi should be out of jail by now.

Mo Di’s vigilance had never been higher. He believed that once Qin Cheng Yi was out of prison, he would come straight for them.

Unfortunately, a thousand precautions and preparations could not overcome that one old saying:

“Those who were killed could never guard against those that wanted them dead”

That Saturday morning, Mo Di was about to meet  Mu Tian Heng after class but was called away by a student from another class, saying that a counselor wanted to see him in his office.

This was nothing suspicious as the school had been asking students to report their achievements and a counselor would verify it with them.

The counselor’s office was located in Building #1, closest to the school gate and also the most secluded. Surrounding the building were low osmanthus trees with dog’s tail grass growing under them. 

Mo Di had his backpack on and was ready to leave the school compound right after he met with the counselor. In his bag was a micro tracker that Mu Tian Heng had made him carry with him at all times after his confession. In the back pocket of his jeans was a newly developed mini pen with a hidden camera and recorder.

Sometimes, Mo Di felt that he could cosplay as a spy at any time.

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On his way to the counselor, Mo Di met with Sun Ru Ru who he had not seen for a long time. When she saw him, she immediately went over to say hello.

“Little junior, it’s been a long time.”

“Hello Senior,” Mo Di smiled at her, “Are you about to leave?”

“Yes. Our dorm is eating out tonight. What are you doing?” Sun Ru Ru called her roommates over and they all smiled and said hello.

“The counselor called for me. I’m going to Building #1.” Mo Di smiled and greeted her friends. He then turned to her and said, “Senior, I won’t keep you any longer. I’m going to find the counselor now.”

“Go ahead. We’ll talk whenever you’re free.” Sun Ru Ru waved goodbye to Mo Di.

After Mo Di had crossed the road, and the group of girls had walked a few steps, one of Sun Ru Ru’s roommates suddenly said, “I remember our class monitor said that the counselor was away. He went to hand in some forms but he wasn’t there.”

“Maybe he just came back.” Sun Ru Ru didn’t think much, “When did Zhao Qing Gong say that? Let me send him a message and inform him that the counselor is back, he should go see him in case he forgets.”

Another of her roommates chuckled, “Ru Ru, you’re so considerate to him. Did you know that all the boys in class kept saying that you’re Zhao Qing Gong’s little wife?”

Sun Ru Ru rolled her eyes, “He’s my little wife is more like it.”

…..

Meanwhile, Mo Di had entered the cooly-shaded Building #1. This building was mainly used by the teachers so it was rarely crowded. And now that it was lunchtime, the entire place was void of people and sound.

The counselor’s office was on the second floor. Mo Di did not want to take the elevator so he went up the stairs instead.

When he reached the top flight of stairs on the scorned floor, a girl in a mask and hospital uniform came walking towards him. He stepped aside to let her through but right when she had passed him, he felt a stinging pain on the back of his neck.

It felt like a needle injection.

Mo Di had an ominous hunch. He turned around immediately but only saw the back of the girl running down the steps.

The next second, Mo Di began to feel dizzy. He grabbed the mini pen in his back pocket and quickly switched it on. With the last of his strength, he pushed the pen deep into the bottom of his pocket.

Mo Di staggered two steps backwards before finally losing consciousness.

RCFN 110

Chapter 110

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

Mo Di told Mu Tian Heng about his restlessness and discussed their next plan of action.

Should they cross the bridge when they get there or should they take the initiative?

Mu Tian Heng pondered and picked the latter.

“Those who want to harm us are in the shadows while we’re in the light. For people like Qin Cheng Yi and Mo Er Qian, it’s useless to bide our time. It’s more effective if we make the first move. This could also force them to show their hands.”

Mo Di contemplated and agreed.

“But how do we make the first move? We can’t touch them, unless…” Mo Di’s eyes lit up, “Unless we start with the Qin and Mo enterprise?”

“That’s right,” Mu Tian Heng smiled. He really wanted to hold Mo Di but the person was not within his reach, he could only hold on to his phone.

“Let’s start with their businesses. First will be the Mo family. They are no longer considered a third-rate family and the Mo Group is facing numerous problems. When I was trying to acquire the Qin Group’s businesses, I also did some digging and planning against them. As such, in less than two months, it should yield some results.”

“Brother, can you tell me everything that you have planned?”

“Of course, I will not hide anything from you.”

“Then I’ll go to your office this weekend and we’ll discuss the details. I know all their weaknesses from my previous life. I’ll make the Mo family fall even faster,” Mo Di grinned.

Ever since the competition ended Zhao Chun, Han Chao and Pang Qiang Lang had begun going to the studio prepared by Mu Tian Heng like veteran employees. They were there from eight to eleven almost every day, much unlike when they were working in the base.

For Mo Di, he was not only the boss but also the producer and programmer. On top of that, he still had to attend school, resulting in him having to run back and forth between school and the office.

On the surface, everything seemed mundane and peaceful. 

But there was a dark, invisible storm brewing.

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A month later, the news of the Mo family’s tax evasion, bribery, and several other charges exploded on major news websites and media.

Overnight, the Mo family stock fell to rock bottom and their company was sealed. 

Mo Shi Qiang, Mo Shi Guo and Mo Yi Cheng were taken into custody. The Mo patriarch fainted on the spot. Waking up in the hospital, the old man was still in shock and subsequently, had a minor stroke which rendered him unable to speak.

When he was once again clear-headed, the Mo patriarch tried to speak frantically but all that came out of his mouth were drool and mumbling sounds. He ended up having to communicate with Mo Shi Hong, the only one who had not been arrested, through written words. He wanted Mo Shi Hong to round up their major shareholders and to discuss the countermeasures. But when they managed to contact them. It turned out that everyone had really jumped ship and transferred their shares.

And no matter how many times they asked, those people did not tell them who they transferred the shares to or if it was the same person. Before hanging up, they even advised them to stop wasting their time because the Mo Group was done for.

Upon hearing this, the Mo patriarch who had just had a stroke almost had a heart attack.

Ever since Mo Yi Cheng had taken over the company, Mo Shi Hong had not involved himself with any of the company’s affairs and led a very idle lifestyle. Otherwise, he would’ve been taken by the police as well. Now that things had come to this, Mo Shi Hong was incapable of handling the storm that was to come.

Needless to say, Mo Wu Hang and the others were even less suited to handle it. But as incompetent as they were, they could still tell that the Mo Group was almost certain to fall.

The Mo Group, although still had ‘Mo’ in its name, only had forty-seven percent of its shares under the Mo family. In addition to the twenty percent still circulating, more than thirty percent was now in the hands of another shareholder.

Technically, the shares in their hands should still give the Mo family absolute control but should the person with the thirty-three percent shares manage to obtain another fourteen percent, the Mo Group would have to change its name.

Mo Wu Hang and the other members had all come to this realization with cold sweat. Mo Liu Gui cried on the spot and had to be comforted by Mo Er Qian.

Only the eldest aunt refused to accept. “Stop thinking nonsense. How can that happen?!”

“No one is capable enough to gather up almost fifty percent of the shares in such a short time. Even if he has the money, the shares are now plummeting, why would he bother with it?! Stop scaring yourself. The important thing to do now is to get my husband and son out! You people just know how to laze around and do nothing, don’t you feel ashamed of yourselves?!”

“Sister-in-law, how could you say that? It’s not like your husband and son are the only ones arrested, my husband was arrested as well ok! You should check your conscience before talking, your mouth is full of sh*t!” The second aunt immediately snapped back. She had long lost her sophisticated manners and civility in her words.

“It’s your husband and son who conducted all the briberies that caused my husband to be implicated!”

“And stop denying it,” the second aunt stared at the eldest aunt and said, “All the big shareholders secretly transferring their shares, it’s definitely bought by the same person. Even the Qins could lose their company, what are we compared to them?! The important thing right now is not to get them out but to stabilize the Mo family, got it?”

The Mo second aunt had come to a decision some time back. Since her husband is so unreliable, what’s most important are her sons and the Mo family’s properties. If they expended any more resources trying to free those people, it would be picking up a sesame and losing a watermelon’!

(TN: 捡了芝麻丢了西瓜 a proverb meaning losing sight of the bigger picture while focusing on trivial matters.)

Suddenly, Mo Wu Hang banged his fist on the table and yelled, “It has to be Mu Tian Heng! Mo Di, that animal, must be up to his tricks again!!!”

Only Mu Tian Heng had the financial capability to do this. He could even acquire the Qin Group’s company, buying over their shares was a piece of cake.

“Xiao Di?”

Water was starting to fill Mo Liu Gui’s moist eyes again. Her tears kept falling as she tried to hide the resentment.

Why? Why wouldn’t Mo Di let her go?! Why must he keep targeting her?!

Hasn’t she been good to him? Why is he so poisonous?!

He had ruined her life! He had destroyed her reputation, her chance of glory, her career, and the love she could get from beauty.

She should’ve gotten everything she had in her previous life: Being pampered by everyone, loved by countless people and at the peak of her career. She should be a goddess standing at the top of the world with everyone admiring her brilliance.

But Mo Di, he was just jealous of her and had tried to ruin her life on purpose!

If she did not have the dream about their past lives, she would not have realized how tragically different it was. She did not hate him and was always tolerant towards him, so why is Mo Di so vicious towards her?!

Wasn’t she kind enough to him?!!

Even in their previous lives, she had been extremely benevolent to him despite his continuous mistreatment towards her. He had never appreciated her kindness which was why he had eventually turned himself into a villain. But was that supposed to be her fault?!

Was Mo Di trying to get even with them just because of that?

How could he be so shameless?!

She thought that bit by bit, with her persistent effort, Mo Di could change but that did not happen. She too had a limit and after being bitten once or twice, it was impossible not to retaliate.

Therefore, she wanted to teach him a lesson so he would stop trying to ruin her life!

But she had forgotten that she could never win against Mo Di when it came to doing bad things. That was why all her plans had failed and she had fallen to this point.

It had been her misstep. She should’ve known better. To deal with people like Mo Di, she couldn’t afford to be soft. Only by trampling him to death could she stop him from further hurting her.

Mo Liu Gui collapsed on the sofa and her tears continued to flow. Mo Er Qian was both frustrated and distressed. He comforted her, “Xiao Gui, I will definitely teach Mo Di a lesson. He won’t be able to mess around for long. Believe me.”

Mo Er Qian thought that Mo Liu Gui would react as always, defending the white-eyed wolf but to his surprise, she looked up at him and said, “Brother, I’m so heartbroken. I don’t want to treat him as my little brother anymore. To prevent him from hurting us again, I want to help too. We have to stop him before he makes any more mistakes and to keep our Mo family safe…”

RCFN 109

Chapter 109

Edited and Proofread by KitKat

The letter was not sent to any of Qin Cheng Yi’s underworld associates or his confidants but to Mo Er Qian.

Qin Cheng Yi had asked Mo Er Qian to meet him.

Mo Er Qian did not intend to comply at first but after staying in the hospital for three days mulling over this, he decided to make the trip in the end.

And thanks to Qin Guang Jie’s prearrangement, Mo Er Qian’s visit went smoothly.

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The two met in an empty visiting room of the prison because no matter how capable the Qin family was, they still couldn’t just let them converse privately in Qin Cheng Yi’s cell. However, the monitors were temporarily turned off.

Mo Er Qian looked at Qin Cheng Yi who still presented an imposing manner and he frowned with contempt.

If Qin Cheng Yi was not in prison, Mo Er Qian would think that he was somewhat compatible with his sister. But now, he just could not see him as worthy.

However, Qin Cheng Yi’s power and financial resources could still be of use.

A man of Qin Cheng Yi’s caliber, how could he not see Qin Cheng Yi’s petty inner thoughts? He sneered in his heart but did not say anything. That was also how he viewed the members of the Mo family. For now, they were still useful to him. Just wait till after he finished off Mu Tian Heng and Mo Di, those people…

Hmph, they’d be worthless.

“I’ll just get straight to the point.” Qin Cheng Yi was sitting on a metal stool but his demeanor was as though he was sitting on the boss’s chair. He looked at Mo Er Qian with dark eyes, “I think we can work together, at least make Mo Di, who had caused Xiao Gui so much misery, get what he deserves. You’re Xiao Gui’s brother and also the only one capable of avenging her. I’m asking you, are you willing to cooperate?”

“If I wasn’t willing, I wouldn’t have come.” Mo Er Qian felt a slight pain on his face when he spoke, “But whether I will listen to you still depends on the plan you have in mind. Maybe before you can do anything, Mo Di would already be done for.”

“You mean you already have a way to deal with Mo Di?” Qin Cheng Yi smiled. Clearly, he did not believe Mo Er Qian. “Can I do anything to help?”

The very reason Mo Er Qian was willing to visit Qin Cheng Yi was that he did need his help. Naturally, he skipped the formalities and said bluntly, “Is it safe here?”

“Of course, you can speak freely. But if you’re still suspicious, you can always write it down on this booklet.”

Mo Er Qian contemplated and decided on the second option. He wrote it down then passed the item over to Qin Cheng Yi.

Qin Cheng Yi quickly read the words then shook his head and snorted. “You want to send him to a mental hospital? Are all people with high IQs this naive and cowardly?”

“What’s your point?” Mo Er Qian’s face turned black.

“Nothing, only that your plan is no good.” Qin Cheng Yi smiled and tore the paper into pieces.

“You really think that you can have him locked up in a mental hospital for life? If Mo Di was alone, that would be possible but now, there’s Mu Tian Heng. Even if you used everything in your arsenal to put him there, Mu Tian Heng will certainly get him out. What kind of revenge would that be?”

“Of course I have a way to make Mu Tian Heng willingly admit Mo Di to a mental hospital.” Mo Er Qian said coldly.

“And then? As long as Mu Tian Heng is still around, even if Mo Di was sent to an asylum, he would still have a good life. How is that a punishment?! Making him live in an asylum for a lifetime is too lenient unless you have a way to torture him and make his life a living hell in there. Only then would I consider helping you.”

Mo Er Qian kept silent with a downcasted look.

Qin Cheng Yi smirked and said, “Besides, Mu Tian Heng would never allow Mo Di to be kept in a mental hospital forever. Even if you can detain him for a year or two, do you think you can keep him for eight years, ten years? Moreover, Mu Tian Heng is such a powerful person and he cares so much for Mo Di, if he built a private sanatorium back in America to care for Mo Di, what would you do then?”

Mo Er Qian’s face was looking worse.

He looked up at Qin Cheng Yi, “You have a better plan?”

“Of course I do. Although I can’t cut Mo Di into pieces, I can still doom him eternally.” Qin Cheng Yi’s eyes were dangerously dark, “Do you know, to make sure that someone would never be able to recover, there’s actually only one way.”

Mo Er Qian’s eyes twitched, “You mean…”

“Yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking.” Qin Cheng Yi smiled, “Only the dead are sure to stay down. Or else, a scum like Mo Di will always be able to turn over with Mu Tian Heng’s help.”

“What you’re saying is correct, but I can’t be of assistance to this plan.” Mo Er Qian felt that murder was not morally correct but at the same time, he agreed with Qin Cheng Yi that it was the best way to solve the problem.

“Of course you can.” Qin Cheng Yi casually threw the scraps of paper into the trash. 

“What can I do that you couldn’t possibly pay others to get done?” Mo Er Qian eyed Qin Cheng Yi, “One more person involved might just complicate things. Or are you trying to use me as bait?”

“Paying someone is easy but can you make sure that they would never be caught and traced back to us? Especially when the person we’re dealing with is Mu Tian Heng. Someone who can be bought by you also means that he can be bought by someone else, don’t you understand that logic?”

“What exactly do you have in mind?” Mo Er Qian’s lens shifted, slightly reflecting a light beam.

“It’s very simple. All you have to do is certify that the person who is going to kill Mo Di is incapable of thinking straight,” Qin Cheng Yi said in a chilling tone, “After all, the law is quite forgiving to the mentally deranged.”

Mo Er Qian’s heart jolted. He contemplated for a while and said, “You don’t seem like the type to care for the people you’ve hired. You’re afraid that without ensuring their immunity from the death sentence, no one would take the job. This is why you want a falsified medical verdict for them. But even if he was excused for the crime, that does not mean it won’t be traced back to us.”

“You’re right, that’s why I’ll only let him go free for a brief period,” Qin Cheng Yi smiled maliciously, “It’s very easy for someone to be bought with money. A ‘get out of jail card’ will not change this. After he’s exonerated and feels safe, a sudden fight might break out in the asylum and result in his death.”

“It’s no one’s fault if someone died during a riot involving mental patients; it’s just an accident.”

Mo Er Qian was beginning to look at Qin Cheng Yi in a different light. Such sophisticated planning and so many steps ahead. 

Indeed, if the killer died in an ‘accidental’ way, whether it was Mo Di’s case or his own, nothing would be left that would point towards them.

Mo Er Qian’s fingers lightly tapped on the table.

“This plan is indeed ingenious. My salutation to Director Qin.”

…..

The game competition finally came to an end.

Mo Di’s game, Infinite Life, was a well-deserved champion. The moment the results were announced, everyone felt that it was as expected but that did not lower their sense of triumph.

The news that Infinite Life had won the very first Hua Xia Innovative Game Competition blasted all the way to the top of Weibo’s hot search and stayed there for almost three days.

The rewards for the top three teams were incredibly lucrative. Apart from gaining a multitude of investors, there was also a generous monetary bonus.

The championship team was directly awarded fifteen million yuan. Had Mo Di decided to cooperate with investors, the amount would’ve risen to twenty million.

Fifteen million yuan to a game company was just a drop in the bucket but to them college students and commoners, it was quite an amount.

The team members almost went berserk with joy.

Only Mo Di was calm and collected. In his last life, a transaction of one and a half billion yuan was nothing unusual, let alone fifteen million yuan.

Mo Di put aside ten million to upgrade the team’s equipment which were quite outdated. It would cost a considerable amount but it’s their bread and butter so he couldn’t afford to be thrifty.

The remaining five million would be split between everyone as a bonus.

According to the contract, he would receive seventy percent, Mu Tian Heng twenty percent, Pang Qiang Lang and Han Chao three percent, and the rest would be divided amongst the remaining members.

When they received the money, everyone almost cried tears of joy.

After all, it was not a skimpy sum. Even a senior employee of an I.T. Companies might not receive such a generous bonus. 

For Xian Yu Chao, Lin Jun Feng and Zhao Chen, they were particularly grateful towards Mo Di. Their skills were learned from him and their work had always been stress-free because Mo Di would always guide them through the more complicated tasks. Even so, with their minimal contribution, Mo Di still awarded them with a huge bonus.

Xian Yu Chao buttered up to Mo Di and called him his ‘dad’ while Lin Jung Feng was too embarrassed to refer to himself as ‘father’.

Mo Di set aside his share of three million into the company’s account and sent Mu Tian Heng his twenty percent while claiming that he will earn a lot more for him in the future.

When Mu Tian Heng saw his text, he felt warm and couldn’t help laughing. He simply wanted to embrace his little one and give his head a good rub.

And like that, a week went by peacefully. 

The only disruption was when the team roared in excitement after they knew that Mo Di had established a game company and that their office would be located in a luxurious high-rise. Other than that, nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. 

Even the expected medical notice was a no-show which also marked the end of the physical examinations.

It was peaceful to the point that Mo Di was beginning to feel that something was amiss.