Both girls died miserably, their lower bodies too horrible to even look at. However, despite the terrifying scene, Jin Moli had witnessed the entire ordeal with her eyes wide open. Mu Rulan, though, had closed her eyes and acted like she had fainted dead away, holding back an enormous amount of anger. Since the immature boys had gone so far as to kill the other two, who knew when they might change targets.
Although Mu Rulan had reincarnated, she was still inside an 11-year-old’s body. Reality was much different than how it usually went in the novels: after rebirth, she didn’t take her weak body to find an expert hidden from the world to learn martial arts from him, and didn’t fight all over the world to become invincible; she didn’t exactly have gold fingers* and handsome men didn’t flock to her, and money and power did not rain down on her.
Nope, she was just an ordinary person even though she’d reincarnated. The only golden finger she had were her memories of how her enemies planned to deal with her. Other than that, there was nothing else she could do, especially with her hands and legs restrained. Translated by The Novelst
Jin Biaohu started to panic after killing the girls. He immediately dialed his father, Jin Boxiong. After Jin Boxiong became aware of this matter, he immediately got worked up and wished he could beat his son to death. Who would have expected that the prime culprit of the widely-known kidnapping case was his very own son. However, Jin Boxiong had been in the business world for many years, calming down to hurriedly contact various connections.
The forensics team performed an autopsy of the two dead girls and actually came out to say that neither was raped nor tormented; the cause of death instead was announced to be due to being slapped and having their heads bashed against a wall.
Jin Moli, with her wide-open eyes had made a solemn testimony, saying that Jin Biaohu was an accessory to the crime from the beginning to the end, and that the 18-year-old hooligan who hadn’t even touched Li Yalan and Xiao Jing was forced to become the prime culprit of the incident, eventually sentenced to death.
Jin Biaohu had instead been turned into an innocent person who went out to play but was tragically tricked. Any stains were cleaned thoroughly by the Jin Family through their connections, so nobody could easily find out Jin Biaohu’s relation to the missing persons case at present. Jin Biaohu was from out of the country, rather than just the countryside like the others. His three friends who were involved were sentenced to three years of imprisonment.
Mu Rulan, with all her 11 years of age, her tiny body perched on the bench to watch the trial proceedings, didn’t change her expression even once while the unfair trial took place.
She was powerless, especially in that cruel era where everyone spoke of evidence; the rich and powerful got to rule the world whereas the poor would have to face judgment. If she stood out to speak the truth, they would have hundreds of reasons to deny her and she would be needlessly putting herself in danger.
By that time, Mu Rulan was not abnormal, her psychopathic gene still inactive deep in her heart. After that, Jin Biaohu was grounded for three months after he returned to the Jin Family. He still did all kinds of evil acts when he got out.
Mu Rulan had collected some evidence and sent it anonymously, but in the end it was all buried deeply. The funny thing was, she even came to learn that someone was investigating secretly to find the person who had sent in the evidence.
That very night Mu Rulan sneered to herself in her room, tearing down the evidence that was enough to send a person to jail for a lifetime. She then took the key to the black house gifted to her by her grandmother.
If the world could allow people who deserved to die to remain free, then it was too bad. She could only use her own ways to find justice, even if it meant turning into a psychopathic serial killer; it didn’t matter.
Being able to be reborn, she could live a comfortable life and do whatever she wanted.
Under the dark, red lights, Jin Moli looked into Mu Rulan’s somber eyes. Tears streamed down her face endlessly, her body cold like an icehouse.
Mu Rulan stood slowly, taking some iron wire and a scalpel from the side, rotating both items softly between her fingers. Her smile was as beautiful as usual. “I still can’t understand. A 13-year-old child; how could you watch those two girls be tormented to death and didn’t even have a change in expression when you were lying in your testimony to the court? Don’t tell me… that you’re a psycho too?”
Jin Moli frantically shook her head, her gaze glued to the scalpel and iron wire in Mu Rulan’s hands.
Mu Rulan seemed not to notice the desperation in her eyes, smiling deeper: “Do you know, in the five years since that trial, how many girls your brother has harmed? Look at the photos on that wall. All of them. Also the three friends that colluded with your brother didn’t regret a thing, just followed your brother around to do all sorts of bad things. Just three hours ago before I turned them into puppets, they even tried to lay their hands on me. Tsk, tsk. I can’t let them go anymore even if I wanted to. Do you want to know how I turned them into puppets…?”
A gentle voice, tone warm, was describing some very frightening things. Jin Moli was in despair, unable to take action.
“Hmm, now… Where should we start?” Mu Rulan tilted her head to question aloud, the tip of her finger making a movement to bring out an iron wire to appear in front of Jin Moli all of a sudden. She was so scared she almost passed out.
Jin Moli’s expression said “please kill me now, hurry up and do it now,” and Mu Rulan chuckled at that. “How could you not treasure your own life? Ah, that day you were trying to find an excuse to speak with me about Rulin, there was something inside your bag, right? Hm? Love really does turn people crazy, weren’t you trying to kill me that day? Because of your brother’s incident, you really must think that your family can shut out the heavens with just one palm and that you’d be alright even if you killed me?”
It was too bad that Jin Moli had not expected that the person she wanted to kill was a much scarier psychopath. Not only could she not kill her, she was going to be killed soon instead.
Jin Moli teared up even more fiercely. She finally understood why she had come to endure such torment. This woman was trying to take revenge on her and purposefully tortured her. For Xiao Jing, Li Yalan, and for her very own self! She came to regret now, so regretful…
“There’s no medicine for regret in this world.” Mu Rulan used the tip of her finger to touch her nose softly. “Everyone is responsible for their own actions. If someday there comes a psychopath to turn me into a puppet, I wouldn’t really mind it, though,” Mu Rulan added gently.
A psycho! Mu Rulan was really a psychopath through and through! Jin Moli looked at Mu Rulan with despair, something in her eyes slowly extinguishing…
Ding dong ding dong ding dong.
The sound of the doorbell echoed in to the basement. Mu Rulan halted the movement of her hands. The fire of hope immediately flared back up within Jin Moli’s eyes. Could it be the police? Did the police finally find that it was Mu Rulan, that psychopath serial killer, and follow her back to her house? Or maybe it was her parents, who had come to rescue her?!
Jin Moli’s guesses weren’t correct, but she wasn’t all the way off either. The person who came wasn’t with the police, but rather it was someone who did police work much better than the actual police.
…… Translated by The Novelst
Mo Qianren didn’t stop pressing the doorbell. His icy gaze seemed to be able to see through the walls, like he could see exactly what Mu Rulan was doing.
Mu Rulan slowly pushed the door open, standing at the threshold to look at the man outside the iron gate. Her marble-like eyes were shining brightly in the moonlight, reflecting a hint of coldness…
金手指 Golden finger: The cheat codes used to cheat in a game, but in this context, it means Mu Rulan could cheat at her life since she knows what was going to happen beforehand.
Proofread by: Hannah