Lan Yiyang’s biological mother divorced his father because of that fox-like woman. The second day after the divorce, Li Yan had already brought in Lan Binglin, who was two years younger than Lan Yiyang, into the Lan Family, in the name of a female hostess.
Grandpa Lan was the person who held the actual power. He highly disdained Li Yan’s breed of scheming woman. So he hurriedly wrote down his testament, leaving all the Lan Family properties to Lan Yiyang, and then brought Lan Yiyang to Australia in order to raise him. Translated by The Novelst
Lan Yiyang’s father, Lan Biafeng, was fine with this. He was a lazy person, so he was agreeable to to not having to handle the company so he could enjoy himself. But of course, Li Yan couldn’t stand letting Lan Yiyang skip over his father and inherit all the properties. Then it would waste all her hard work in trying to enter the door of the Lan Family.
That was why she used quite a few dirty tricks in secret. After several unsuccessful tries, she was finally able to bribe a fellow student of Lan Yiyang’s and told him to sneak him some drugs so he would become addicted. It was too late for Lan Yiyang once he noticed the problem, because by then he was already addicted. He was just a young boy, unable to see many things clearly, and at that point he let himself indulge. In the end, he was reported and sent to the addiction treatment center.
Many things happened, all targeted at Lan Yiyang and it seemed like an unending nightmare. The people bribed by Li Yan actually wanted him to die, but luckily his grandfather was able to thwart her plans, so she wasn’t able to succeed in the end.
Lan Yiyang didn’t have any sort of ‘evidence’ so he could only cause trouble. But that was what Li Yan most wanted to happen. The more miserable he got, the more Lan Yiyang could serve as a foil to show off the good side of Lan Binglin. If his reputation took a terrible turn, even if Grandpa Lan had written his last will and testament, the board of directors would still never accept him. At that time, Lan Yiyang would be pulled down and all benefits would slip right into Li Yan’s pockets.
Lan Yiyang wouldn’t have wanted to let anyone know about this normally, so he had no idea why he told everything to Mu Rulan. Li Yan knew how to act, which was why other than his grandfather who had been wholeheartedly caring for him, nobody else believed him. And the feeling of being suspected by others was terrible.
This matter was like a thorn stuck in the back of his throat. Unless both mother and son died, he could never live a happy life.
“Then what do you want to do?” Mu Rulan leaned on the window, the wind chimes tinkling clearly as they shifted.
“One day I will make them suffer!” Lan Yiyang bit out.
Mu Rulan chuckled while shaking her head. “What about afterward? A person’s life is so long. You might encounter more people that make you feel uncomfortable.”
Lan Yiyang furrowed his brows. He’d never considered it.
Mu Rulan smiled at him. “You know, if you don’t want to be looked down upon or get hurt by someone else, you need a weapon. Only when you have a sharp weapon can you make others hurt, be wary, and avoid you.” Just like criminals would only target those that looked unarmed. If a person had bare hands and a dog beside them, even if the dog didn’t look vicious, it would still make the criminals pause and reconsider their target.
People always liked to bully the kind and be afraid of the bad, just like how humans always liked to act like a b*tch.
Lan Yiyang was stunned. To someone as clever as he was, he was able to grasp the main point in such a calm way.
“Actually, every person born into this world was given an invincible weapon. It’s just that the people who can actually use it are very very few.” Mu Rulan said softly, turning her head to look outside. The gentle orange light shone on her, making her look inconceivably sacred.
“What is it?” Lan Yiyang shook his head and tried not to space out like an idiot in front of Mu Rulan.
Mu Rulan turned her head back, her smile deepening. “The law.”
The law was the moth ruthless weapon in the world, but it was absolutely fair. No matter what happened, it would still be there. The person who could control the law was someone who could take over it. The more stable someone was, the better control of the law they had.
A top-notch lawyer could beat down an international enterprise to nothingness. HE could also turn a wicked murderer into a messenger of justice.
In Mu Rulan’s eyes, although there were many occupations in the world, the most impressive ones were: lawyers, forensic experts, and… psychologists.
Mu Rulan was preparing to return home. Just as she opened the door, she heard intense arguments coming from the VIP room that was opposite to Lan Yiyang’s. Those rude curse words gave her pause, before she squinted her eyes to look closer.
She walked to the room and saw the name written on the doorplate – Jin Biaohu.
He was the crazy person who fought brutally with Lu Zimeng.
In that instant, Mu Rulan’s pupils blew out, an insidious smile sliding on to her face as she began to let off the smell of bloodlust. It was like a demon revealing its teeth covered in blood, delivering a feeling that they’d finally found their prey.
But in the very next moment, that smile disappeared like it had never existed. Her eyes were crystal clear, the smile on her face gentle. She slowly walked to the elevator.
Further behind in a corner of the corridor, Mo Qianren stared at her until she left. His frosty gaze turned icier and he seemed to be able to see through it all.
…… Translated by The Novelst
“Take me to the black house.” Mu Rulan was in a good mood when she got into the car, instructing Chen Hai of the destination. The black house, the villa given to her by her grandmother.
“Did something happen?” Chen Hai worriedly asked as he started the car. Everytime Mu Rulan was in a bad mood, she would always go to stay at the black house. She was a little stubborn about it. Nobody could go and interrupt her or else she would get angry.
Mu Rulan shook her head wordlessly and looked out the window.
When Mu Rulan made a call to Ke Wanqing informing her that she wasn’t coming home, Ke Wanqing had been in the middle of cooking a feast to encourage Mu Rulan to do well in the midterms. But all her passion was extinguished by that phone call. She didn’t look too happy about it.
“This child, why does she always go to that run-down house. She’s so tired from school already, but she still doesn’t want to rest at home…”
Bai Suqing was beside Ke Wanqing helping her wash the vegetables. The house was quiet and she was quite close, so of course she overheard their conversation. Immediately, she tactfully said: “Well, sister is still a young girl in her youth.” Who didn’t have the thought of not staying at home when they were young?
Ke Wanqing took a look at Bai Suqing, feeling chills in her heart.
If it wasn’t for Zhou Fu letting her know that this child wasn’t as nice as her appearance implied, and how picky she was about the things Mu Rulan had chosen for her, Ke Wanqing would have thought that Bai Suqing was really trying to help Mu Rulan out. But Bai Suqing’s words seemed to suggest that her baby daughter was like those other girls who didn’t like to come home, instead choosing to fool around with others.
Her expression turned ugly at that thought but she couldn’t release her fury on Bai Suqing, since she had just entered their home. Ke Wanqing thought it was because her daughter was too excellent, so it was normal for someone to be jealous of her.
As long as Bai Suqing didn’t do anything that went over the line, she could tolerate her. Ke Wanqing still had some affection left toward her mother Bai Xue, after all.
Proofread by: Hannah