The moment Ou Kaicheng entered the canteen, his phoenix eyes immediately focused on Mu Rulan’s figure. Bai Suqing bumping into his chest was an unexpected accident, interrupting his gaze on Mu Rulan with a sudden weight on his chest. Out of nowhere this stranger had obstructed him, and he immediately reached and pushed them away with disgust and left without a second glance toward Mu Rulan’s table.
It was only when he neared the table that Ou Kaicheng noticed Mu Rusen and Mu Rulin were also present. His brows furrowed and his footsteps slowed before he turned to sit a table away from Mu Rulan. A cold light flickered in his eyes; as always these twins were still an eyesore, sticking around Mu Rulan like this…
Mu Rulan rested her chin on her hand while listening to Mu Rusen’s endless chatter, at times interrupted by a few sentences from Mu Rulin. The students who often came to the canteen were used to this. Everyone knew that the twins always acted obediently like sheep before Mu Rulan.
By the time the bell rang, Mu Rulan chased off the two sheep who had classes a little further away. As for her, she slowly stood and prepared to walk to her own class.
“Rulan.” Ou Kaicheng’s voice sounded from behind her. Translated by The Novelst
Mu Rulan turned around, surprised to see Ou Kaicheng. She smiled warmly to say, “Let’s return to class together?”
His stomach was filled to the brim with questions. Just as he finally mustered up the courage to confess, his brain seemed to desert him in the face of her smile. Suddenly he felt like a human puppet having lost all his liberty; her posture and behavior were the strings to control him, leaving all his armor discarded at her feet.
Ou Kaicheng unconsciously stretched out his hand and paused, leaving it to dangle mid-air. Was it his misunderstanding? Although she was standing so close to him, he had a feeling she was very far away on the horizon. Was it because she was an angel? He guessed that the distance between an angel and an ordinary person was probably the same as the distance from the earth to the sun.
He had stopped walking, but Mu Rulan continued to walk in front of him. The distance between them grew. He squinted his eyes like he was thinking deeply, and even his eyes had glazed over.
Mu Rulan stopped to turn around. “What’s wrong?”
Ou Kaicheng was startled back to his senses. He shook his head, repeating, “nothing, nothing.” He took large strides to catch up to Mu Rulan, wiping his forehead and finding it dotted with sweat.
Mu Rulan blinked innocently, her smile turning up the corners of her mouth. She seemed to think of something, bringing out a green-striped wrapped present from her bag.
Ou Kaicheng was flattered. “For me?”
“Isn’t it your birthday next Thursday? I don’t have time to attend your party, and I’m scared I might forget, so I’m giving it to you now.” Mu Rulan’s expression was a little apologetic.
The next Thursday was the final day of their midterm exams and she had to process the results and arrange classes, so she really didn’t have the time to attend his birthday party. But of course there was another, more important reason behind it. Hehe… Of course, it was to make the game much more interesting.
She remembered his birthday…
This information immediately took up all the room in Ou Kaicheng’s head and he couldn’t react. He looked at Mu Rulan’s back moving further and further away, his heart thumping rapidly. His sight was so clear there seemed to be a bubble around him, his heart full of joy that it overwhelmed him…
When school ended, Bai Suqing made an excuse, saying she wanted to walk around in the streets, so she told the driver sent by Ke Wanqing not to pick her up. Instead she walked into the city to a fast food restaurant, taking out a laptop as her eyes flickered coldly.
Zhou Yaya ruthlessly sent away the bodyguards arranged by her family. Whenever the arrogant, capricious young girl saw the bodyguards, their presence reminded her of what she’d encountered in the morning of the day before. She still couldn’t believe that the plot that typically only existed in novels and drama had actually happened in real life.
After her fear had dissipated, only indignance and resentment remained in Zhou Yaya. She knew she didn’t have very many friends, and she was known in school to be an icy beauty, and had offended a number of people. Those punks had definitely been arranged by someone to take revenge on her. If she knew ever learned who was behind this, she would return the favor two times over.
At three in the afternoon, the sun shone brightly. A cold breeze swirled and blew her hair up into a mess, and she had no choice but to button up her jacket. She put both hands in her pockets for warmth as she slowly walked up the road.
The road was a private one owned by Liu Silan, connected directly to the school entrance. There wasn’t anyone else who had reason to come in except for the students of the school and their drivers.
Accidents, when they happened, always happened in a matter of seconds. Just as Zhou Yaya walked out of Liu Silan’s private road, an ordinary van was passing by. Zhou Yaya didn’t pay much attention to it, but who would have expected that the door would suddenly open up to reveal a few masked scoundrels who stretched out to pull her into the van.
“Ah!” Zhou Yaya only managed to let out a shocked gasp before she was knocked out. She thought that because of the incident that had happened so recently that even if her opponent wanted to go for another round they wouldn’t dare time it so soon!
Zhou Yaya was thrown aside after she was knocked unconscious, and the few people in the car revealed heinous smiles. Translated by The Novelst
“God dammit, we’ve finally caught this b*tch!” The driver smacked his steering wheel in excitement. “This time we even got paid first. Last time we almost got caught by Mu Rulan and we didn’t even get full pay! Sh*t!”
“Hehe. This time around we’ll make up the losses we suffered last time. Moreover, this time…” The person who said this reached out to caress Zhou Yaya’s breast, fondling her for a while as the car immediately filled with lewd laughter.
The last time that person told them to only threaten this woman, so they could only look but not touch. But the woman looked so arrogant they almost couldn’t hold back from tearing at her clothes and listening to her beg. In the end, they were almost caught by Mu Rulan, and not even did their mysterious client decline to be sympathetic, their pay was also cut. It was lucky that this time they finally had the chance to put to use their full repertoire.
These few people didn’t know Zhou Yaya’s identity; they thought she was merely a pampered daughter of a rich family. Furthermore, the last time they’d managed to escape from Liu Silan safely without being uncovered, so they suddenly felt that their client was very powerful, even finding them a path to be able to retreat. Their pay was also more than sufficient this time, so they even had thoughts of leaving K City after finishing this job. With these plans in mind, they had nothing to be afraid of.
On the other hand, the bodyguards that Zhou Yaya had sent away didn’t dare actually leave her alone. They only followed her from afar, until they reached the road and realized that Zhou Yaya was missing. They quickly made a report to their superiors, and off went another beginning to a situation that could go topsy-turvy…
Proofread by: Hannah