Mu Rulan looked at Ke Wanqing wordlessly.
Ke Wanqing thought of something, becoming more and more excited. “Lan Lan, how about this? You hand over the shop to me and I’ll help you manage it. I can guarantee you that Loulan Court will earn more than it does now.”
Ke Wanqing had nearly gone insane over her greed for money. She couldn’t see the danger in front of her and yet she was still immersed in the happiness of not having to worry about running out of money.
If she handed Loulan Court over, would she ever be able to take it back?
Furthermore, the management of Loulan Court had all been appointed by Grandpa Ke. They were more reliable than anyone; how could it be possible that any embezzlement was taking place?
Mu Rulan smiled as she looked at Ke Wanqing. “Though grandpa gifted me Loulan Court, one of the stipulations was that Loulan Court can’t be transferred to anyone before I turn eighteen.”
Grandpa Ke was really something. He had already foreseen this and worried that Ke Wanqing mights teal Loulan Court away from Mu Rulan, or deceive her into handing it over. That was why he had added that clause.
Mu Rulan’s words were a pot of cold water poured into Ke Wanqing’s fire. Her expression immediately froze. “That damn old hag…”
Ke Wanqing hated Grandpa Ke. She hated him for being so ruthless to her. If he hadn’t kicked her out of the Ke Family back then, she would have been living a better life now. Translated by The Novelst
And now he had actually set this kind of rule in order to prevent her from stealing away the shop!
Chen Hai was their driver. He was originally sent by Grandpa Ke to protect Mu Rulan. Seeing Ke Wanqing trying to swindle Loulan Court from her, Chen Hai gripped the steering wheel tightly, afraid Mu Rulan would be too kind and simply hand it over to Ke Wanqing.
When he heard Mu Rulan bring up the clause, he was relieved.
But after that, he heard Ke Wanqing disrespectfully badmouthing Grandpa Ke. He braked suddenly.
Ke Wanqing hadn’t buckled her seatbelt. Her whole body was thrown forward by the momentum into the chair in front of her. Mu Rulan had buckled herself in so she was only pulled forward slightly.
But Chen Hai knew that Mu Rulan was in the habit of buckling her seatbelt, which was why he dared to brake so suddenly.
Ke Wanqing’s neck hurt from the sudden stop. Once she recovered, she shouted angrily, “What’s wrong with you?!”
“My apologies madam. A cat ran suddenly out onto the road,” Chen Hai apologized.
“Only a cat? Not even a human, why are you hitting the brakes? Even if it’s a person who appears in the middle of the road, what’s wrong with hitting them?” Ke Wanqing had a bump developing on her forehead that only served to make her more irritated.
“Mother, don’t be angry. Uncle Hai didn’t do it on purpose.”
“Shut up! I haven’t even started on you. How do you discipline your servants? Don’t you know what can and cannot be said?!” Ke Wanqing scolded angrily, her gaze on Chen Hai.
The knowledge that their driver was Chen Hai had completely slipped her mind just now. Remembering that he had been sent from the Ke Family, she now turned on Mu Rulan. Ke Wanqing had badmouthed Ke Changhuang just now in front of him: if this was passed to Grandpa Ke, how dead would she be?
Was Ke Wanqing trying to hint that she needed to teach Chen Hai properly and ensure he didn’t report to her grandfather?
So fierceful. Ke Wanqing might even turn into a ferocious ghost to seek revenge once she was turned into a puppet. She was really looking forward to it ya…
Mischief flashed through Mu Rulan’s eyes as she comforted Ke Wanqing.
On the surface, Chen Hai looked fine, but inside he was even more disgusted by Ke Wanqing.
He felt he should at least inform Grandpa Ke. It would be better if Mu Rulan was sent to Hong Kong for her studies for her next semester.
And looking at Ke Wanqing’s attitude, who knew what else she would try to squeeze from Mu Rulan?
Once Ke Wanqing returned home, she began to call Mu Zhenyang again. But the results were the same as the day before: the calls were declined, and then his phone was turned off.
She immediately flew into a rage and shouted into the voicemail: “You can continue like this if you plan to get kicked out of the house without a single penny to your name!”
After so many years, most of the Mu Family’s properties were under Ke Wanqing’s name.
Mu Zhenyang, oblivious to the heights of Ke Wanqing’s fury, was happily bringing Bai Suqing around to introduce her to his business partners to help her expand her connections. He even helped her in looking for investors to invest in the movie she was shooting in at the moment.
And thanks to Mu Zhenyang, Bai Suqing had a few more numbers of the wealthy in her phone. As she expanded her network, she would naturally be able to obtain what she dreamed of.
The more banquets she attended, the more she felt she was also part of the upper realm of society.
Mu Rulan laid on her bed, her hand unconsciously stretching out to the phone at her bedside. When the screen blinked on, her texts from earlier were still displayed. The sentence once again confronted her: “Leniency to those who confess, but thou will sit at the bottom of the prison; Severity to those who resist, but thou will go home and celebrate the new year.”
Mu Rulan couldn’t help it and smiled again. Her curiosity towards this man was increasing.
Mo Qianren was a criminal psychologist. Where did he work and who did he work for?
He was probably not a government employee to have treated a criminal like herself so gently.
Did he work for a mental hospital? That was also unlikely, since a criminal psychologist was different from a psychologist.
Could he be a law enforcement officer? Translated by The Novelst
Her hands began to move according to her heart.
It was now nearly 11. Mo Qianren had already fallen asleep on his bed. His sleeping posture was ramrod straight in the way that he had tried to connect Mu Rulan’s to the other day.
He had trained to sleep this way since he was young. Normal people would not be able to sleep in such a still manner all night.
The phone on his nightstand lit up. Though the vibration wasn’t set to be very loud, he still opened his eyes and scanned his surroundings with alarm. When he didn’t find anything out of the ordinary, he let out a sigh of relief and laid back down.
After some time he seemed to remember something, reaching out a hand to grab his phone.
Proofread by: Hannah
You can support me & access to advance chapters here ^^ Become a Patron!