The young man was so frightened the blood drained out of his face. He looked again and realized it was just a wall, no human-like figure in sight. He shivered and rapidly ran out of the house.
On the white wall beside the window, the hidden thing seemed to be faintly visible under the sparse moonlight…
The workers were impatient waiting for the young man to return, but they saw him running to them full tilt until he began to stagger as he neared them. They laughed, “Did you see a ghost, or what?”
Fear lingered in his heart, so he let out a sigh of relief after seeing his coworkers. “Somehow I feel that this place is ominous…”
“Hahaha. People say that we’re the bumpkins, but the Feng Shui master said that this place is a treasure.”
“Yes, yes. I heard that before this place was built, there were people who registered to become members and live here even then. With enough to wait for construction to end and come here to vacation, they must be rich!”
“…” They chit-chatted as they left, and the fear slowly faded from the young man’s mind, the scene that had been stark in his mind slowly dissipating. Translated by The Novelst
Bai Suqing didn’t return home for a few days, calling Ke Wanqing to tell her that TMT Universal Entertainment wanted to sign her, so she would be taking a trip to G City to take a look.
Ke Wanqing heard this and her expression brightened. After encouraging Bai Suqing, she finally hung up the phone.
Since Ke Wanqing was not Bai Suqing’s mother, if she grew up to be famous, then she could also share the glory.
And most of all, it was TMT! The number one entertainment company under the Huo Family!
If Bai Suqing really became one of their artists, she could do free advertising for the Mu Family. It could bring them many advantages.
And she had been thinking that all Bai Suqing knew to do was get jealous of Mu Rulan and cause trouble. She hadn’t expected Bai Suqing to bring anything to the table.
At night, Mu Rulan took a bath and relaxed afterwards, playing with her puppets on her bed. A knock sounded twice against her room door before it opened. Ke Wanqing entered the room with a glass of milk. “Lan Lan.”
Mu Rulan smiled at her. “Mother.”
“Such a big girl already, but you still like to play with those things,” Ke Wanqing complained with a smile on her face, patting her daughter’s head.
Ke Wanqing seemed to be thinking of something, her expression a little hesitant.
“If you’re free, log into the Liu Silan forums and tell your supporters you’ve already forgiven Zhou Yaya, that it’s not a big deal, and ask them not to target Zhou Yaya anymore,” she said.
When the students had returned to Liu Silan High School, Zhou Yaya’s school life had taken a turn for the wonderful. Inside her desk she would find dead mice and live cockroaches, on the blackboard vulgar words would be scrawled to scold her, and she was locked inside the bathroom and had a bucket of dirty water poured over her.
However, Zhou Yaya was hard and arrogant. After being treated in such a way their first day back, she still dared to return on the second day.
Wouldn’t she be too much of a coward if she didn’t come to school? She thought.
In just those two days, the forums filled with threads like “Zhou Yaya, leave Liu Silan” and “Mayor Zhou can’t even teach his daughter properly. What’s the use in being a politician? Step down!”
The fan club was way too strong that even students from a few other schools also joined in on the crusade. The matter grew so large that Mayor Zhou was unable to solve it on his own. If it continued to grow, then even his position as a mayor might be threatened.
So Mayor Zhou could only look to Mu Rulan, the source of the problem.
Mu Rulan paused in playing with her puppet, tracing its hair. She looked at Ke Wanqing, “How is Zhou Yaya now?”
“I heard she didn’t attend school yesterday. Mayor Zhou said she was sick,” she replied, frowning.
At first, she was angry about Zhou Yaya hitting Mu Rulan, causing her to have to stay home to recover. The final exams were approaching: what if her grades were affected?
But Mayor Zhou was quite smart. The moment the incident exploded, he gave over a few government bids to Ke Wanqing. Once those were complete, she could earn at least 500 million every year.
In the beginning she had been wracking her brain for ways to win over her competition. Who would have imagined Mayor Zhou would personally hand them over to her? That was why she didn’t want to make a larger fuss over this matter.
“I see…” Mu Rulan replied tonelessly.
Ke Wanqing held on to her hand, lecturing her, “Lan Lan, don’t be bothered by Zhou Yaya. She’s only fifteen, still a child. Children can be stubborn and I don’t believe she did it on purpose.”
Mu Rulan looked at Ke Wanqing, her smile deepening.
Ah… Look at this expression, and her tone… Dear mother, how can you say such things? You hated her stubbornness the most in the past. Who was the one who took hot water and splashed it on her, all the while scolding her for being sinister?
That’s too much, dear mother. Revealing such a face for another’s child. That’s why you need to accept my punishment ya, before you turn into a puppet, you need to receive a punishment first, ya.
Looking at Mu Rulan who hadn’t said a word, Ke Wanqing was a little unhappy. This kid – when had she started to not listen to her? She said so much already…
“Lan Lan…” Translated by The Novelst
“Mother, don’t worry. I’ll take care of it,” she said with a smile.
She was immediately relieved, the smile returning to her face. “Then good, it’s better to handle it quickly. Also, Zhou Yaya’s father is the mayor. You should be close with her, okay?
“Get some rest, I’ll leave now. If you need anything look for Zhou Fu.” Ke Wanqing pointed at the landline that connected Mu Rulan to the butler and maids.
“Got it,” she replied, smiling as her mother softly shut the door. She grabbed the threads of the puppet to bring it around to shake in front of her.
“Do you also think that it’s interesting?” Mu Rulan’s gaze deepened and showed hints of obsession, like she could see something through the doll. “A naughty puppet should be punished ya, hehe…”
Proofread by: Hannah