Mu Rulan raised the curtain to stare at Mo Qianren’s back as he left, the corner of her mouth slightly lifted. She put down the curtain and walked to the sofa, grabbing her black bag and unzipping it slowly. She stretched her hand into the bag, pulling out a bag of cotton balls and a bottle of formalin from the same space she’d pulled the lollipop from earlier.
She climbed the stairs slowly, good mood evident in the soft melody she hummed. The melody was unrecognizable, but pleasant to the ear.
Within the deepest room on the third floor, no more noises came from inside. In other words, it had finally run out of gas.
Mu Rulan switched on the lights, making the exquisite pattern lines of the huge dark red closet seem from an ancient royal family under the right lights.
Her phone rang just as she went to open the door in the middle of the closet. She took the call, her back to the closet door, as she greeted Mu Rusen.
He was very angry: “Sister! Where have you been? Why aren’t you home?”
Mu Rulan smiled warmly: “What’s the matter?”
“The police came to our house, they suspect Lin was related to the missing case of Jin Moli, so infuriating!”
As Mu Rusen finished talking, the door behind Mu Rulan creaked open…
A girl’s figure could be seen inside the closet, her head hanging down and the dyed golden hairs on her head a mess, even covering her face. Her arms were hanging to each side, level with her shoulders, hands down in a 90-degree angle. Clear thread was wrapped tightly around both of her arms, fixed at the top of the closet. Even her legs were wound by the threads, making her look just like a puppet doll controlled by strings.
This person, wasn’t she the girl from the missing case, Jin Moli?
Mu Rulan hung up and turned around, her gaze meeting Jin Moli’s when she raised her head. Jin Moli’s face was dreadfully pale, her eyeballs bulging, showing a frightening but resentful stare glaring at Mu Rulan, her mouth tightly sealed with tape.
Mu Rulan put on her usual smile as she drew closer to Jin Moli. She pulled off the tape covering her mouth, and took out the cotton balls to soak in the formalin. After that, she gently rubbed the over formalin Jin Moli’s body: “Don’t worry, I will preserve your body nicely.”
Jin Moli’s teeth were chattering; the scary chemical was being rubbed onto her body, so cold that it stung deep into her bones.
“Mu Rulan…… Why did you do this to me?” Translated by The Novelst
Mu Rulan laughed softly, and continued as though she hadn’t heard the question, “Wait for a bit longer, then I’ll make you into a mummy. Do you know how a mummy is made? First……”
“Don’t say it!” Jin Moli was so frightened that her whole body was shivering, “Why did you do this to me? When have I offended you? Tell me when did I offend you, Mu Rulan?! ……Let me go…… I beg you to let me go… please……”
Mu Rulan showed her a warm smile, yet that pure smile of hers looked gruesome in the eyes of Jin Moli. Jin Moli’s heart filled up with fear. All she could think was: This woman is crazy, she’s definitely abnormal!
By the time Mu Rulan reached home, the police had just left. The household was in a gloomy state even though they had managed to prove that Mu Rulin was innocent. Every household would have felt unfortunate to get involved such a matter, and doubly so for the parents of the Mu Family, who cared for their reputation so much.
Mu Rulan heard the truth from Mu Rusen while he was babbling away at her. The reason Mu Rulin was suspected was because the police had investigated all of Jin Moli’s friends and everyone had pointed their fingers at Mu Rulin and exposed Jin Moli’s secret crush on him. Especially in the last few days leading up to her disappearance, she had followed Mu Rulin wherever he went. Fed up, he had slapped her when he couldn’t stand the annoyance she presented any longer. Coincidentally, that incident had happened just two days prior to her disappearance. On the day she had gone missing, someone had even seen Jin Moli trying to find Mu Rulin, which was why he was the prime suspect.
“Sister……” Mu Rulin was still young. Although he was born into a prestigious family, he would still have to face judgement and imprisonment if he broke the law and killed someone. At first, Mu Rulin thought that he was really implicated in Jin Moli’s missing case, so he had been frightened badly.
Mu Rulan worriedly patted him on the back until he managed to fall asleep, and then went downstairs and comforted Ke Wanqing and Mu Zhenyang so they could put this matter behind them.
She was preparing to return to her room when she heard the sudden sadness in Ke Wanqing’s voice, telling Mu Zhenyang: “I never expected something like this to happen, Xue Xue was still so young…… I heard they even had a daughter, with nobody to rely on…… God……”
Mu Zhenyang comforted her: “Don’t be sad, there was no way we could help, but that child…… We can temporarily take her into our home first, it’s too pitiable if she needs to go to an orphanage. Bai Xue’s daughter… I suppose she should be lovely, this is a great chance for her to accompany Lan Lan.”
Mu Rulan’s sharpened as a gentle smile overtook her face. Ah, was it finally this day? Bai Suqing is finally coming to our house? Ah…… What to do? Just imagining the long waited scene, she felt her whole body was boiling hot. That cute, clever, beautiful and kind little sister – you had made your sister waited you for so long~ Hehe……
Mu Rusen took a peek out into the hall with his head hanging out his door. Mu Rulan seemed to be in a good mood. Her chin tucked inward, smooth hair gleaming in the dark over her body. Looking from a distance, he felt she looked unbelievably soft. His heart thumped for a second, and then he made a few steps toward Mu Rulan to take her in his arms and give her a hug.
“Sister……” Her body was so soft, and her scent was infatuating. This sister belongs to him…… belongs to him.
Mu Rulan was shocked and turned her head back to feel Mu Rusen’s face rubbing on hers. Mu Rulan couldn’t help but squint one eye and asked: “What’s wrong?”
“Sister……” Mu Rusen seemed to in a daze while he hugged Mu Rulan tighter and put his head into her neck, even his breath out of the rhythm.
Mu Rulan paused, and in the next second she tried to soothe him: “Is it because you were rejected by Zhou Yaya?”
Zhou Yaya? It was like a curse that Mu Rusen startled him out of his daze. He released Mu Rulan with a strange expression. He felt weird, his mood rapidly changing, but he didn’t know what was causing it. In the end, Mu Rulin seemed to come out of nowhere, interrupting Mu Rusen’s train of thought entirely. They all went back to their rooms and continued their nightly routines.
The next day, Ke Wanqing told her three children that there would be a little sister coming to stay in their house within the next two days. She was worried that Mu Rulan might be unhappy with her decision because ever since she was young, she wasn’t very fond of having girls from other families stay in the house. She thought it would make Mu Rulan feel that the love and attention from her parents would be stolen by others.
Unexpectedly, Mu Rulan wasn’t unhappy about it, instead expressing that she was quite excited. She told Ke Wanqing that she had always hoped for a little sister, and she even suggested going shopping tonight so she could prepare some basic things for her new little sister.
Once again, Ke Wanqing and Mu Zhenyang were so happy and proud to see their daughter so mature and welcoming toward Bai Suqing. Their daughter was indeed exceptional.
Lu Family. Translated by The Novelst
Lu Zimeng had a habit. Upon waking, he tends to find his friend to hangout and drink to spend the day. But when he entered Mo Qianren’s room, his entire bed was covered in pictures, and in all the photos captured the same person. The corner of his mouth began to tilt downard: “Hello, do you even have to go this far? Are you even investigating the case, or are you just being a stalker?”
All the photos on the bed were all of Mu Rulan’s face!