“Your reasoning ability really opened my eyes.” Mo Qianren lightly said, but it was like a sarcasm when it comes to Mu Rulan’s ears.
Mu Rulan nodded. She knew she wasn’t a genius, but she wasn’t afraid to reveal a bit of mischievousness before him, so she continued, “Mm, looks like you’re an expert in reasoning, but you’re not a detective. Not a policeman but works their job, not a lawyer nor a forensic scientist, then the only option remains… a psychologist? A criminal psychologist?”
Her eyes widened in surprise. Wasn’t he too young? Moreover, people with that occupation Mu Rulan would normally want to avoid, but who would have expected that… he was so close the entire time.
“Should I praise you for not having subpar intelligence?” Mo Qianren continued to speak poison. Translated by The Novelst
“Then I shall gracefully accept that praise,” she said, still smiling, skin thick.
It was due to his own filthy thoughts toward his sister that caused her to get hurt, so Mu Rusen had been avoiding Mu Rulan in the past few days.
His mind was overwhelmed and the same thought plagued him every night, making him unable to sleep. He lost weight and the dramatic changes to his face didn’t look good. His eyes sunk deep into their sockets, dark circles bordering his eyes.
Although Mu Rulin worried that Mu Rusen might fall sick if he continued, he still hoped that he would continue, so that Mu Rusen’s current oddness towards their sister would fade slowly without realizing his actual feelings.
So Mu Rulin occasionally would purposefully poke his sore spot, reminding him of his wrongdoings, so that Mu Rusen would feel extremely guilty and avoid Mu Rulan further.
But obviously that method lost its effectiveness fairly quickly.
The young man who stuck around Mu Rulan all the time that had been forced to hide himself finally burst out.
During break, someone brought up the fact that Mu Rulan had spoken out and the fan clubs had returned to peace after the Zhou Yaya incident.
When Mu Rusen heard Mu Rulan’s name, he couldn’t help but focus on the conversation. His eyes would shine brightly, the fire rekindled. Every time this happened, Mu Rulin would speak out, making him feel guilty again.
But Mu Rulin had forgotten to take into consideration that a spring that was compressed for a while – would either lose its elasticity or spring back even stronger.
“Mu Rulin!” Mu Rusen interrupted his words with ice, his eyes dark.
“Do you think I’m that stupid?” Mu Rusen stood up, the movement so jarring that it drew the attention of the other students. The two brothers were fighting? How rare.
Mu Rulin narrowed his eyes. “What do you mean?”
“What do I mean? Don’t you know what I mean? You want sister to yourself, right? I’m telling you, dream on! Even if it’s you, I won’t let you!”
What made it so that he had to avoid Mu Rulan, but his younger twin could keep staying by her side? Every time he saw Mu Rulin enter Mu Rulan’s room, he felt annoyed!
Mu Rulin also liked his sister just as he did, and it was obvious that he wanted to monopolize her time! That was too much. What a waste, for Mu Rusen to have trusted him so much!
Mu Rulin’s expression didn’t change as he said calmly, “You’re thinking too much. Don’t forget you said you liked Zhou Yaya and wanted to pursue her? I tried to think of every possible way to help you with her and now it’s my fault? You didn’t handle your girlfriend well and let her hurt sister – is this my fault too? You have no guts to see her now, is that my fault as well? Mu Rusen, can you think more logically?”
Mu Rulin knew his brother well. He couldn’t hide his feelings indefinitely; if he realized he loved Mu Rulan, and not just in a brotherly way, he would be unable to hide his feelings, even knowing the consequences.
That was why, though it was despicable, he wouldn’t let Mu Rusen have any chance of hurting Mu Rulan!
Mu Rusen’s expression stiffened, the thought he’d repressed rearing its ugly head. The young man was entirely unseasoned when it came to romance.
“Nevermind,” Mu Rulin said. “You look like you can’t hold back anymore. You should go and apologize to sister. She’ll definitely forgive you.” Actually, Mu Rulan didn’t blame Mu Rusen at all. It was Mu Rusen that was tortured by his own guilty conscience all along.
Mu Rusen didn’t want to argue further, so he just scratched his head in confusion. He had also thought of apologizing to her before, but… the problem was… he was embarrassed because he couldn’t control his thoughts.
Ever since that wet dream, every single time he neared Mu Rulan he wouldn’t be able to stop thinking of how nice she smelled, how pretty her snowy-white neck looked, and her chest… how well-developed it was. All these sorts of thoughts made him heat up and his heart thump fast.
Gosh! If his sister noticed, she would think he was a pervert and not want to bother with him any longer!
Zhou Yaya stood behind the rest of the class, her gaze on Mu Rusen the entire time. Her fingernails dug deep into her palm
It had been a week since Mu Rulan’s fan club stopped attacking her. Her desk was free of dead mice or cockroaches, but…
Zhou Yaya wasn’t grateful at all! She only felt that Mu Rulan was fake and ridiculous.
The damage had already been done. Mu Rusen didn’t like her anymore. Only after that did Mu Rulan stand out to tell them to stop? Hah! Was that what they called “empathy”?!
Mu Rulan… Translated by The Novelst
You’re really something! You get to be the good guy while I have to do all the bad things; I deserve the bad reputation! I definitely won’t forgive you so easily, absolutely not!
Mu Rusen… The things she wanted, she would obtain it even if it meant death. This also applied to Mu Rusen! Since she was already in love with him, then even if he had to die, he would still have to carry her name!
Proofread by: Hannah