Lan Yiyang remembered that earlier he had been shown a photo of Mu Rulan by his new friends. It was his first time seeing her face. Though they attended the same school and she was very popular, she was rarely seen around the school because she was the president of the student council.
Furthermore, they weren’t even in the same grade. She was a senior while he was only a junior.
So he had always been curious about her. Especially after seeing her photo, he was surprised. His first thought was that her temperament seemed good, and her smile was warm, even if he didn’t see anything so special as to warrant the love she received; wasn’t it too much?
He had heard several times something along the lines of: “Anyone who meets Mu Rulan will definitely like her! That’s because everyone likes her.”
If that wasn’t exaggerated, then what was? It was more unbelievable than his grandfather going for 7 rounds in a night! Even a smelly dollar would have someone that disliked it, how could he believe someone was that perfect?
At that time, he didn’t know what came over him, but the thought came into his mind: “Having s*x with her would probably feel great.” But if someone had asked him why it occurred to him to think that way, he would say: “Because women that usually look pure and reserved most likely indulge in lust. That’s what my grandfather says.”
Unfortunately, nobody asked him about it. Instead he was beaten up by the Mu brothers.
Thinking back to the way Mu Rulan repeated the words he had said, he was shocked. Now that he had recovered, he only felt uneasy when confronting her. The situation was very awkward.
When Mu Rulan finished putting the food on the table, she lifted her head to see Lan Yiyang’s constipated expression, blood trailing in two straight lines out of his nose.
“I’m leaving now,” she said, throwing the lid of the porridge into the trash.
“Oi,” he said, calling her in his nasally voice.
Mu Rulan turned back to look at him. Though the sharpness in her gaze had decreased, she wasn’t friendly. Her eyes made him uncomfortable.
Mu Rulan stared for a while, but he didn’t say anything. So she went to the restroom and tugged on some plastic gloves before taking out a vase-shaped vessel.
Lan Yiyang lifted his head with great effort and asked, “What are you doing?”
Mu Rulan brought it closer to him and said, “Didn’t you want to use the bathroom?” She was holding the urinal.
Lan Yiyang was shocked into speechlessness. Before he could get his mouth to work, Mu Rulan forcefully pulled up the blanket that covered his stomach and began to unzip his pants. He was so frightened he used his left hand to slap her away, before covering his crotch. “What are you doing?!”
“Helping you pee, of course.”
His face reddened as he glared at her, his expression contorting. As Mu Rulan started to show some impatience, his mind was a mess as he said, “Then you might as well help me poop!”
She frowned, her gaze sharpening: “Mr. Lan, my patience has a limit.”
In the past, she had been so stubborn that even if the sky were to fall on her back, she would definitely refuse to lower her head to anyone. Her patience wasn’t great, either – or else she wouldn’t have lost to Bai Suqing. Even if her personality was twisted in this life, her patience was the same as ever.
Especially when she put a lot of work into someone and treated them well, she expected to reap similar treatment. They had better be careful, it was a dangerous sign when she treated them well. She would only treat the people who she planned to make into puppet dolls so well, and was generous with her time and patience with those special existences.
This Lan Yiyang didn’t offend her in her past life and the offense he’d given her in this life didn’t count. Though her personality was one that sought vengeance for even the slightest grievance, she wouldn’t take action on a little kid who still wanted to eat his apple along with the skin… But of course, if he went too far, she wouldn’t be able to promise she would hold back.
Looking at that sharp gaze, Lan Yiyang felt very vexed. His real intention wasn’t originally like that, but he didn’t know what else to do. So when he saw Mu Rulan return the vessel to the bathroom and prepare to leave, he shouted roughly, “I want to have chicken soup tomorrow!”
Mu Rulan paused on her way out, the corner of her mouth quirking up into a smile, her hair flying behind her as usual. The beautiful moment was captured by Lan Yiyang’s eager eyes.
The door shut softly behind her. He was dazed for a while. After his soul returned to his body, he finally noticed the smell of food and his appetite increased. A strange smile appeared on his face for a moment before his face turned dark again.
“Can’t you f*cking pay attention to my injured right hand?! What is she trying to do, putting everything on the right. Damn it!”
“Let’s go home, Uncle Hai.” Mu Rulan smiled to Chen Hai, her driver.
Chen Hai saw that her mood was very good. He himself was also in a good mood, and the radio played her favorite symphony as the car turned slowly back to the Mu Family residence.
She leaned back on the seat, watching the scenery fly past the window, her smile pretty and warm, the beautiful world reflected in her pure eyes.
And the truth was that the world was indeed beautiful. The world after she reincarnated was a million times prettier than the one in the past.
Lan Yiyang was someone she only had a vague impression of. She thought hard before she remembered that he was the internationally renowned Lawyer Lan who never lost any lawsuits.
He was one of the top graduates from Harvard University. The moment he had become a lawyer, his name was already spread all over the place. He was a genius, a fresh genius that had just stepped into the legal field.
When she died, he was only 23. He had only been practicing for a year and a half, but he managed to win three of the most impossible-seeming lawsuits in glorious victories.
So even he had been at Liu Silan University back then? And this was way before Bai Suqing had appeared…
Ah, she had almost forgotten. Her past life had not been nearly as wonderful as it was now. She hadn’t been president of the student council, and she was a sophomore at sixteen instead of in senior year like now. She had been so busy chasing Ou Kaicheng, spending all her energy being attentive to him, so Lan Yiyang had never appeared before her at all.
Wait – maybe he had nearly appeared once. It was a year before her heath. She was looking for clues for the people who had gang raped her and she had learned that one of them was the son of the K City mayor.
At that time she still had hopes for family, but as soon as they heard the name of the mayor’s son, they had immediately changed their tune and told her not to get involved in a fight with a government body.
Moreover, she didn’t even have enough evidence to prove it; even if she fought for years she couldn’t win.
She refused to accept this. From the beginning she had kept all the useful evidence she had collected just in case for the day she could hire Lan Yiyang as her lawyer. Someone like him would definitely not fear the opponent’s power and status.
The reason she shared her thoughts with her family was to share the happiness and relief. But little did she know that before she could contact Lan Yiyang, her evidence was destroyed completely along with her hopes in her family.
And the person to destroy the evidence was her own beloved little brother, Mu Rusen…
Proofread by: Hannah