There will definitely be trouble. When Su Yi Mo had left this afternoon for his other mansion to visit Jing Qiu Han, he’d predicted that Jing Qiu Han would be concerned about his sister, the news that his sister had not been rescued out successfully had been met with disappoint and worry.
“I don’t know what Lan Kuang will do to my sister!” Jing Qiu Han had worried, his voice hitching up a tone before the expression changed as he pulled Su Yi Mo into the house, hugging him as he vented for a while.
To be honest, at that time, Su Yi Mo was feeling a little guilty, that was the only reason why he had promised to stay the night.
Moreover, Jing Qiu Han had prepared a whole table full of dishes that Su Yi Mo liked.
“Ah Mo, I’m also almost fully recovered, why don’t you just get rid of the body double now?” Jing Qiu Han suggested during dinner.
Su Yi Mo felt his heart skip a beat, he refused to even entertain that thought, and so all he could do was fake a smile: “You have only just been discharged from the hospital. The injuries from before were so severe, I think you should spend a longer time recuperating just to be safe!”
“But… I am so bored being all by myself!” Jing Qiu Han said as he placed his chopsticks on the table and scurried over to Su Yi Mo’s side of the table, burrowing himself into his arms, “I just want to be with you. I don’t want to hide and pretend any longer…”
“Are we not together now?” Su Yi Mo placated as he rubbed soothing circles on to Jing Qiu Han’s back, “Besides, I am wary of Lan Kuang at the moment, he may send men to cause trouble again. Just be good and stay here okay? This way I won’t be as worried.”
“What about my little sister?” Jing Qiu Han sulked, “I am very worried about her. Ah Mo, you have to think of a solution to rescue her quickly!”
“Don’t you worry, I will think of something.” Su Yi Mo sighed, looks like he will have to use the ace in his sleeve to make the rescue a successful one.
Jing Qiu Han looked up at Su Yi Mo’s side profile, raising a hand to caress the man before him: “Ah Mo, I still worry…”
Su Yi Mo reacted before he could stop himself by grabbing on to Jing Qiu Han’s arm before he could touch him. “What are you worried about?” he quickly replied.
“I am worried you will be stolen away from me!” Jing Qiu Han straightened his posture and looked directly at Su Yi Mo, “You have someone who looks exactly like me, I am afraid you will start having feelings for him!”
Surprised, Su Yi Mo schooled his features so as not to betray his actual thoughts as he replied: “You worry too much.”
Jing Qiu Han was actually very good at reading people, he was also wary that if he kept pushing Su Yi Mo’s buttons, even if he were his lover, he would still face his fury, and so he joked: “I know, I know, I always over think everything. However, Ah Mo, can you promise to come and see me more often in the future?”
“Okay.” Su Yi Mo nodded his head in agreement as he reached for Jing Qiu Han’s rice bowl and chopsticks before handing them over to him. “Eat.”
After dinner, while the two of them sat together on the couch to watch movies, Jing Qiu Han decided to take the offensive. First, he went to shower, after which, he covered himself in a bathrobe exposing a large expanse of skin that had been flushed red from the hot water.
It was absolutely enticing.
Su Yi Mo looked at him and immediately understood the direction of which this was going towards.
Jing Qiu Han watched as Su Yi Mo eyed him up, and allowed a seductive smile to grow on his lips as he made his way towards the couch. With knees on either side of Su Yi Mo’s thighs, Jing Qiu Han laced all ten of his fingers behind Su Yi Mo’s neck, his voice low with need: “Ah Mo, let’s do it!”
Su Yi Mo wrapped an arm around Jing Qiu Han waist and before he could even say anything, Jing Qiu Han had already made the first move and latched his lips onto Su Yi Mo’s.
After a tense battle between tongues, Su Yi Mo’s breathing was hardly affected whereas Jing Qiu Han was utterly out of breath. The image of him panting was enough to get anyone watching him excited.
“I need to go take a shower first…” Su Yi Mo said as he made to push Jing Qiu Han away. Jing Qiu Han refused to budge: “Let’s do it first, shower later…”
Su Yi Mo could not protest and so he pushed Jing Qiu Han onto the couch and kissed him fiercely on the lips.
The kiss was a lot longer this time. It ranged from the lips, down to his neck, the collarbones, followed by the little nubs on the chest…
Jing Qiu Han threw his head back to expose more of his long slender neck as he panted heavily. Su Yi Mo could not help the tremble that erupted from deep within as he watched the two peaks turn red.
Jing Qiu Han then proceeded to wrap his leg around Su Yi Mo’s waist, inviting him to take the next step.
Su Yi Mo’s attention was abruptly distracted by the numerous healing bullet wounds that patterned his pale chest. The scars were barely healed over and it seemed as though the slight movement was going to rip them raw again.
Finally, Su Yi Mo found his excuse. He stopped whatever he had been doing: “Xiao Han, the doctor said that for your injuries to heal properly, you should refrain from any rigorous activities for the time being.”
Once he said that, Su Yi Mo ignored the look of disappointment from Jing Qiu Han and helped him sit back up as he fixed up the bathrobe to cover Jing Qiu Han properly. Once done, he carried jing Qiu Han back into the bedroom: “You just take it easy now. We can always pick up where we left off once you have recovered completely.”
Jing Qiu Han still refused to back down as he held on to Su Yi Mo’s arm: “Ah Mo…”
Su Yi Mo patted his arm and coaxed gently: “Be good.”
Although Jing Qiu Han was entirely unwilling, he was more afraid of Su Yi Mo getting annoyed and so he released his arm and watched as Su Yi Mo picked up his outer jacket: “Are you leaving already?”
“Yes… There’s still some business that needs to be handled back at the company.” Su Yi Mo said as he laid a soft kiss onto Jing Qiu Han’s forehead, “Plus, I still need to think up a plan to rescue your sister. All these things need proper planning, things are changing all the time, and we need to be prepared.”
Jing Qiu Han was unable to refute anything Su Yi Mo had just said and so all he could do was mumble a very unwilling “Then be careful”.
“Understood.” Su Yi Mo bade his goodbye and left.
Su Yi Mo left Jing Qiu Han’s place around ten in the evening, without having anything to do, Su Yi Mo decided to just drive around and pass time. By the time he made it back home, it was already past midnight. He had thought Ran Feng Ge would have long fallen asleep, and so when he heard the eerie piano sounds, he immediately became alert.
Ran Feng Ge was a mystery. The more he tried to get close to him, the more mysteries he seemed to uncover.
His past with Lan Kuang for example…
Why he chose to become a body double along with those two extremely volatile people he calls friends…
How he managed to become so talented and yet still remain so humble…
Damn it! It wasn’t easy for Su Yi Mo to finally stop thinking about Ran Feng Ge, and now that he started, he could not stop…
This was one of the major reasons that made him go check out the piano room as he wanted to make sure that Ran Feng Ge was okay. Seeing the remnants of dried tears at the corners of Ran Feng Ge’s eyes made Su Yi Mo’s heart wrench.
“Hey!” Ran Feng Ge slapped his hand on the table top a few more times trying to get Su Yi Mo’s attention. Su Yi Mo came out of his reverie and found Ran Feng Ge staring at him, on his face was a look of upset: “I was asking you a question! Why are you ignoring me? If you are really troubled, then tell me! It isn’t as though I won’t take responsibility for it…” Ran Feng Ge tapped his chest and continued: “Don’t you worry, I will definitely get this done so that your little lover’s sister will be safe and sound!”
Su Yi Mo stoically eyed Ran Feng Ge directly and asked, his tone a little harsh: “What are you planning?”
Ran Feng Ge gave a confident laugh: “I have a plan, that’s all! Oh right, I’ve slacked off for a good while now, I’m gonna piggyback your ride to the company tomorrow!”
Once he finished, Ran Feng Ge picked up his bowl and drank the last mouthfuls of his porridge and pushed his empty bowl towards Su Yi Mo: “You can wash up yeah!”
It was at this point that Ran Feng Ge finally noticed Su Yi Mo’s expression – he wasn’t happy, not happy at all. “Aiyah! Since you cooked, you might as well wash up too! I’ll give you high distinction for today’s meal okay?”
“Whee, what a smarty pants!” Ran Feng Ge laughed as he patted Su Yi Mo on the shoulders before stifling a yawn. “I am so tired. I’m going to bed first, good night!”
A certain person quickly slipped away while yawning, leaving the mess in the kitchen all to Su Yi Mo…
Once back in his room, Ran Feng Ge threw himself onto his bed and stared absentmindedly up at the ceiling. His sleepiness just now was all an act.
He acted very confident just now, but there wasn’t much he could do to rescue Jing Qiu Han’s little sister.
Unless he got close to Lan Kuang once again…
But it was easier said than done. That man was just too dangerous. He was like a wild fire, if you were negligent for just one moment, the fire would get out of control and burn everything in its path.
When he was talking to Su Yi Mo, Ran Feng Ge had been observing him closely, there was no need to say it out loud, but they both knew that if they didn’t rescue Jing Qiu Lan, Su Yi Mo was going to be very troubled.
If Ran Feng Ge was going to be one hundred percent honest, there was a way to get things done.
And that was to once again pretend to be An Mu and appear in front of Lan Kuang. Using Lan Kuang’s obsession with An Mu, perhaps he would be able to get Lan Kuang to lower his guard enough to create an opportunity to rescue Jing Qiu Lan…
But there were too many wild cards in this plan, and if he wasn’t careful, Ran Feng Ge was going to be pulled in to the mess again.
It wasn’t easy for him to escape the first time… The thought of getting pulled back in again was horrifying.
That man… That man really can’t be angered…
Rolling onto his side and closing his eyes, Su Yi Mo’s perturbed expression appeared in front of him and refused to disappear. Ran Feng Ge sighed deeply and gripped onto the blanket tightly as he told himself, just this once. Just this one more time – help him rescue that little girl!
This could be repayment for the meal Su Yi Mo prepared for him today.
Just as Ran Feng Ge was about to drift off to sleep, his lips tingled with a sweet memory from before.
And that was… Su Yi Mo’s kiss.
Su Yi Mo used the tip of his tongue to trace Ran Feng Ge’s teeth, coaxing gently until they parted, allowing his tongue to gain further entry into the moist cavern, entwining with Ran Feng Ge’s own tongue in a dance.
Ran Feng Ge did not actually mind this kiss.
In the beginning, Ran Feng Ge did just allow his body to go with the flow, but as the minutes ticked by, he could not help himself when he started to enjoy the emotions that were coming forth, and so instead of struggling, the hands that had been fighting to push Su Yi Mo away relaxed and started to inch higher. Ran Feng Ge’s arms hooked around Su Yi Mo’s neck as he pulled him closer, his right hand coming to rest at the back of Su Yi Mo’s head; pulling him closer as he deepened the kiss.
Seeing Ran Feng Ge’s reaction, Su Yi Mo was pleasantly surprised. However, surprise soon turned into annoyance as he felt some thing tickling the back of his throat – it was very uncomfortable.
It seemed that Ran Feng Ge was very adept at kissing, and this made Su Yi Mo very unhappy.
How many partners did Ran Feng Ge have before to become so proficient in kissing?
Thinking up to this point, Su Yi Mo started to lose the drive from before; his tongue quickly retreated back behind the comfort of his own lips. Feeling annoyed, Su Yi Mo just wanted to turn and leave in that moment.
Breathless, Ran Feng Ge forced his breathing to slow down as he purposely spoke in a sultry tone: “What? Dine and dash?”
Su Yi Mo’s eyes glanced quickly at the slowly reddening and swollen lips of Ran Feng Ge: “I’m sorry, I don’t know what came over me.”
Ran Feng Ge looked at Su Yi Mo with a self-deprecating smile, and said: “No worries, this happens all the time.”
When he first saw the sad smile on Ran Feng Ge’s face, Su Yi Mo felt a wave of regret overcome him, but as soon as his next words came out of his mouth, this happens all the time, Su Yi Mo felt his heart go cold as he turned and left the room immediately.
In actuality, Ran Feng Ge’s “this happens all the time” was different to what Su Yi Mo’s was thinking. To Ran Feng Ge who had to constantly remind himself who he was at any point in time – whether he was the body double of a client or himself, he was used to people losing control of their emotions around him whenever they saw the face of their loved one.
Raising an arm to wipe the remnants of saliva from the corner of his lips, Ran Feng Ge looked as though he were reminiscing about the kiss he just had, but if one were to look closely at his gaze, they would see the loneliness that was plaguing him.
It wasn’t that he’d never suspected that his new employer “Ah Mo” was the “Ah Mo” from his childhood days who vowed that he was going to marry him. However, his “Ah Mo” was not an iceberg like this; he’d always been so happy and full of life.
Besides, they had already been apart for so many years.
And even if he really was the “Ah Mo” from his childhood, he already had a new lover – so there was nothing else Ran Feng Ge could do anymore…
Therefore, confirming it or not, it was no longer important…
In his heart, Ran Feng Ge had already decided that this “Ah Mo” was not the same person as the one from his beloved memories even though there were some overlapping qualities.
Su Yi Mo returned to his room in a haze of anger and frustration.
He didn’t understand what was wrong with himself. He was supposed to spend the night over at Qiu Han’s home, but he stopped halfway through. He just wasn’t interested in doing it anymore.
Ran Feng Ge was only the body double, the face he had on was definitely that of Qiu Han, so why? Why was it that when he faced the original Qiu Han, he was unable to continue, but with Ran Feng Ge he had the urge to crush him under him?
Up to the point where he would be jealous of Ran Feng Ge’s past partners and history…
I must be… Crazy…
Su Yi Mo left his room feeling absolutely frustrated. He quickly made his way into the kitchen and pulled open the fridge to reach for a wine bottle. Unwilling to even look for the cork screw, Su Yi Mo placed the bottle to his lips and tore the cork out with his bare teeth and took two big mouthfuls. The strong smell of alcohol spread through his mouth, sliding down his throat, filling his belly with a warm intense heat.
Upon seeing Su Yi Mo by the fridge door, Ran Feng Ge was slightly taken aback as he thought Su Yi Mo had returned to his room to sleep, that was why he had come down to finally get a bite to eat.
Having lost himself in his memories for the entire day, Ran Feng Ge had yet to have eaten anything the entire day to the point of feeling weak from hunger.
Without acknowledging the other man in the room, Ran Feng Ge pushed past him and started ransacking the cupboards.
Su Yi Mo had half a mind to return to his room immediately, however he did not actually go through with it, instead he decided to feign disinterest and asked: “What are you looking for?”
“Something to eat. I’m hungry.” Ran Feng Ge answered without even looking up as he continued on his quest to find his next meal. Lucky for him, the next compartment he opened contained a bag of smoked ham and two packets of bread – this was all he needed to make a satisfying meal.
Su Yi Mo leaned against the kitchen island his expression dark: “You haven’t eaten dinner?”
“Yeah, who knew I would lose myself thinking about things…” Ran Feng Ge mumbled absentmindedly before he realized something was strange.
Without even needing to turn around, Ran Feng Ge could feel the intense stare on his back as he hugged the bag of smoked ham and packets of bread trying to figure out the quickest route of escape back to his room: “I’m going back to my room first, enjoy.”
“Stop!” Su Yi Mo yelled out suddenly, and Ran Feng Ge immediately stopped in his tracks. Suddenly realizing that there was no need for him to be afraid of Su Yi Mo, Ran Feng Ge quickly turned around as he pulled open one of the bread packets and mumbled: “What? Something you need?”
Su Yi Mo reached forward and grabbed the bread from Ran Feng Ge’s arms and promptly tossed it into the garbage bin.
Ran Feng Ge was taken aback by Su Yi Mo’s actions as he stared wide eyed at the other man: “What are you doing?!”
“You should not be eating these kinds of foods with no nutrition.” Su Yi Mo replied as he reached for the other packet of bread residing in Ran Feng Ge’s arms.
Ran Feng Ge squeezed the bread in his hand to prevent him from taking it and his expression was uphappy: “I want to eat it; it’s not up to you!”
“Don’t forget that you just had surgery, if you don’t want your gastric disease to get worst, you better listen to me.” Su Yi Mo said as he grasped the bread packet and threw it into the bin.
Ran Feng Ge was pissed. When the hell did bread become something unhealthy? If it was truly unhealthy, why the heck was it in the kitchen cupboards then??
Feeling more and more indignant, Ran Feng Ge reached for the bottle in Su Yi Mo’s hand and threw said bottle into the bin in one smooth action.
Having been too quick, by the time Su Yi Mo registered what had happened; his freshly opened bottle of wine was now in the company of the bread in the trash.
Ran Feng Ge stared at Su Yi Mo’s surprised face and instead of feeling fear; he could not help the little smirk from appearing on his lips. Crossing his arms leisurely: “Drinking alcohol in the middle of the night is bad on the stomach. I am, being. Considerate. For. You.” Ran Feng Ge said as he laid emphasis on the last three words, sending them out like punches to Su Yi Mo’s gut.
Actually, Ran Feng Ge was counting on Su Yi Mo to continue the fight as he was still upset over not being able to have his smoked ham sandwich.
In the end, all Su Yi Mo did was hold Ran Feng Ge’s challenging gaze for a moment before he pulled Ran Feng Ge back into the kitchen and forcing him to take a seat at the counter: “Aren’t you hungry? I’ll make some porridge for you.”
“HUH?!” Ran Feng Ge was surprised, “Can your porridge even be eaten?”
Su Yi Mo had been in the middle of folding up his sleeves when he heard Ran Feng Ge’s comment; Su Yi Mo was already feeling irritated, even if the porridge is a disaster, at least he could find a distraction. Besides, it seemed as though his irritation was ebbing away the longer he stayed beside Ran Feng Ge.
It seems… He was eager to spend time with Ran Feng Ge…
Hearing what Ran Feng Ge said, Su Yi Mo couldn’t help feeling a little helpless before he gently said: “Well, if you sit right next to me as I work, you can point out my mistakes and correct them as we go along.”
“Fine, do your worst then.” Ran Feng Ge relented with a pout.
“You need to wash the rice at least twice, my dude!”
“Oi! That is too much water!”
“You need to let the green beans soak a little longer, add in the rice first!”
“The fire! The fire! Lower it down a little or else the water is gonna dry up!”
“Yeaahh, once the green beans open up, it will be ready.”
This could be counted as the first time Su Yi Mo cooked successfully. The first time where he followed the cookbooks did not count as all he did was fumble around and the things that were made could kill a person instead of save one. Therefore, Su Yi Mo really put his all in as he prepared this dish.
At the end, even though it was just an ordinary bowl of green bean rice porridge, this was his first successful attempt at creating something edible from scratch. Su Yi Mo couldn’t help but feel a tiny bit of self-satisfaction bubbling up from within.
Scooping out a bowl, Su Yi Mo grabbed a spoon from the cutlery drawer and placed the finished product down before Ran Feng Ge: “Try it.”
Ran Feng Ge did not need to be asked twice and quickly tucked in. He was there during the entire preparation, so Ran Feng Ge was fairly certain this was going to be good. The faint scent of green beans permeated from the rice porridge as Ran Feng Ge brought a spoonful of it up to his lips, blowing it slightly before shoving it straight into his mouth. En, the rice is nice and soft and the green beans have mixed in really well.
Su Yi Mo stood to the side watching Ran Feng Ge eat with slight apprehension: “So, how is it?”
Coughing lightly, Ran Feng Ge quickly took on the persona of a lord: “Hmm, passable. As your first try, this is admirable. You pass!”
Su Yi Mo could tell right from the moment Ran Feng Ge took his first bite that he really enjoyed the taste of the porridge. He knew that Ran Feng Ge was being difficult on purpose but didn’t mind it at all. He took another bowl out and scooped himself a portion and settled down directly opposite Ran Feng Ge.
Ran Feng Ge quickly slurped the remaining porridge down before getting up to get himself a second helping of the porridge from the pot. As he watched Su Yi Mo gracefully swallow each mouthful of the porridge, Ran Feng Ge slowed his eating speed down to gracefully match the other man.
The kitchen soon fell into a comfortable silence.
Su Yi Mo didn’t mind the silence but Ran Feng Ge couldn’t help but feel a little weird – two grown men sitting together drinking porridge in the middle of the night.
Clearing his throat slightly, Ran Feng Ge acted as though he were asking was about the weather: “So, why did you come home tonight?”
Su Yi Mo carefully placed his spoon against the side of the bowl and replied: “This is my home, do I have to report to you whether or not I’m coming home?” Su Yi Mo’s eyes gleamed.
Shrugging, Ran Feng Ge absentmindedly continued to shove spoonful’s of porridge into his mouth before replying: “I am only asking to make sure you don’t get hated by your little lover, that’s all! I didn’t rescue his little sister last time… Will this cause you trouble?”
Whatever that was in his hand was flimsy, light and made of who knows what material, Ran Feng Ge pinched it this way and that, and found that whatever it was, it was slightly sticky to the touch; kind of like playdough – yet it was not playdough.
Lifting his small arms, Ran Feng Ge looked at the man in front of him before reaching forward to pinch and pull at the man’s face. He realized quickly that no matter how he tugged at it he was unable to remove anything else. Perplexed, Ran Feng Ge could not help the cute head tilt as he looked up at the man before increasing the strength he was using to try.
The mysterious man allowed Ran Feng Ge to try until the tugging started to hurt, “tsss” hissing in pain, the mysterious man grabbed onto Ran Feng Ge’s little arms: “Stop pulling already, this is my true face. No matter how much you pull at it, it won’t come off.”
Blinking his large eyes, Ran Feng Ge asked without any hesitation: “Then are you able to make a mask that looks like me?”
The man laughed happily: “Of course!”
“Make one now and let me see.” Ran Feng Ge ordered with as much authority as he could manage.
“Eh…” The man scratched at the side of his head, “This will require some time to make preparations…”
“What do you need to prepare?” Ran Feng Ge asked.
“Materials and so forth.” The man said.
“Here, I’ll give this to you.” Ran Feng Ge said as he handed the mask he had in his hands back to the man, “Change then.”
The man stared incredulously at Ran Feng Ge.
“Then you aren’t as good as you claim.” Ran Feng Ge concluded, turned his back and prepared to leave.
The man quickly grabbed onto Ran Feng Ge: “Hey, kid, don’t leave! Let’s first find a place to rest for the night how about that?”
“… Don’t wanna.” Ran Feng Ge insisted, “What if you are a human trafficker? Then what should I do?”
The man stared again.
“You don’t have anywhere to go anyways, why don’t you come with me! I am really not lying to you. You are one kid all by yourself, what if you meet actual human traffickers? That would be worse wouldn’t it?” The man explained quickly.
Ran Feng Ge could not help pouting as he mumbled: “What makes you think I am alone? I have my family! They-they will very soon…”
“Don’t be stupid. They aren’t coming back! I saw it all happen. They abandoned you on purpose!” Frustrated, the man accidentally spilled all the beans before he could stop himself.
As expected, Ran Feng Ge’s little face screwed up as big fat tears started pouring out from his eyes. His little hands balled up tightly into fists as he cried: “No, no, no! They will come backl! They will come back!” as soon as he finished, Ran Feng Ge kicked the man in his shin, “I hate you!”
He turned immediately and started running!
The man’s face paled immediately and he silently reprimanded himself for his idiocy, for adding oil to fire, and rubbing salt into wounds… Why would Ran Feng Ge leave with him now? He hopped up from the ground as fast as he could; reached down for the luggage Ran Feng Ge had left behind and sprinted after the little boy.
“Ai! Little kid! It was my fault! I was wrong! Please stop running! In a snowstorm like this, it will be very easy for you to just slip and fall – aiyar! See, I told you so! Oi! Oi! There is a car coming, are you not going to dodge?”
With his free hand, the man scooped the heartbroken little Ran Feng Ge up from the snow and into his arms and jumped out of the way of incoming traffic. The car barely missing them by a hair’s length – but it still missed them in the end.
No matter how tough Ran Feng Ge pretended to be, he was still but a young child. He did think of the possibility that he had been abandoned, but he was unable to accept the reality of it. Having his emotional and mental scars ripped raw by the man so suddenly, Ran Feng Ge could not help but sob painfully.
The man looked at the heartbroken little boy in his arms and sighed, the arms around Ran Feng Ge tightened as he gently said: “Just cry, once you finish crying, you’ll be alright.”
Sensing the man’s sincerity; the gentle voice comforting him by his head, Ran Feng Ge was soon unable to fight against the man any longer. He buried his head deep into the man’s embrace, his little fists clutching onto the man’s coat as though he were drowning and this was his only lifeline…
After a while, the man noticed that Ran Feng Ge had cried himself to sleep, he reached into the luggage and pulled out a large winter jacket to cover him up properly to prevent the young child from getting any colder. And so, in one hand, the man held onto the sleeping Ran Feng Ge, in the other, the luggage. He walked to the junction they had passed by before, hailed a cab, and the two of them disappeared slowly into the darkness of the snow storm…
This man, Wu Ling, will then become the master of not only Ran Feng Ge, but of Chen Xi Ran and Mi Le. [TN Note: direct translation for Wu Ling is untraceable or shadowless)
Ran Feng Ge who had been submerged in the deep sea of memories did not realize he had been seated at the piano for the entire afternoon, unknowingly, the ten fingers that had been on the piano keys, slammed down hard all at once as though he was trying to grasp onto the disappearing trace of a dream or as though he was trying to repress the haunting image of a nightmare he had nearly forgotten. The ten keys that were forcibly pressed made a horrendous noise and yet Ran Feng Ge couldn’t hear it. All he could do was stay as he was, staring blankly into space as though he were a statue.
The moment Su Yi Mo returned home, that was the one noise he heard echoing loudly, it was a very dull and dreary tone that seemed to carry on forever, carrying with it an emotion of helplessness and despair.
Su Yi Mo’s eyebrow shot up in confusion as he handed the car keys to Ah Jiu: “What is he playing?”
“I am not too sure. It has been like this for a while now, but I did not want to go and interrupt him.” Ah Jiu replied honestly.
Su Yi Mo waved his hand to indicate that Ah Jiu should go and park his car in the garage whilst he made his way into his home.
Cutting through the living room and straight up the stairs, step after step, making his way into the room Ran Feng Ge was in. Su Yi Mo pushed open the door and teased: “Are you practicing some demonic ear torture?”
Ran Feng Ge stayed quiet.
Su Yi Mo furrowed his brows and walked right up to face Ran Feng Ge only to notice that Ran Feng Ge was not himself; his eyes gave a blank stare and yet there was a hint of sadness and despair within, and if Su Yi Mo looked even closer, he could see there were traces of dried tears on his face.
“Oi!” Su Yi Mo called out to him.
Ran Feng Ge was still quiet.
Su Yi Mo reached out and held onto one of Ran Feng Ge’s hands, disrupting the piano keys as he repeated a little louder: “Oi!”
Ran Feng Ge finally came back to his senses only to be caught off guard at the sudden image of Su Yi Mo standing right before him. It took him a while to come back to reality and realize that all that pain from before was only from his memories, and it was all in the past.
They are… all in the past now.
The edges of his eyes felt a bit dry, Ran Feng Ge was not too sure if he had cried sometime during the time he had been reminiscing, and he really did not want Su Yi Mo to find out about what he had just experienced or the internal turmoil he was suffering, and so Ran Feng Ge averted his gaze and smiled cheekily, changing the subject quickly: “You’ve returned?”
Looking out of the window, Ran Feng Ge was surprised at how dark it was outside and quickly spun his sights to the nearest clock – it was already past midnight.
He had been in a daze for so long!
Although Ran Feng Ge was trying to lighten up the atmosphere by averting his eyes, Su Yi Mo didn’t miss the fleeting emotions Ran Feng Ge was trying to hide, and he couldn’t help feeling a strange sense of heartache.
Is it only when there is no one around that Ran Feng Ge feels safe enough to show his true self? If that is true then isn’t that too cruel and lonely?
Ran Feng Ge stood up from the piano seat with an air of mischief: “What? Why didn’t you spend the night with your little lover? I thought that the two of you would have a huge night of at least 300 rounds! Or… Are you… In that department… No good? Did you just end the battle as quickly as you can and run back home with your tail between your legs?”
It might have been because Ran Feng Ge was trying to divert all the attention away from himself that he had forgotten that he had been seated in the same position for the entire day. Both his legs were already numb from the lack of proper blood flow, standing up wasn’t too much of a problem, but the moment he tried to take a step, the feeling of pins-and-needles immediately shot up both his legs, causing Ran Feng Ge to lose all the strength in his legs. Unable to stop himself, Ran Feng Ge couldn’t help but collapse forward.
Su Yi Mo took one step forward quickly, one leg coincidentally ending up in between Ran Feng Ge’s thighs as he reached to wrap one arm around Ran Feng Ge’s waist making it seem as though Ran Feng Ge had planned this on purpose to dive straight into Su Yi Mo’s embrace.
“Are you ok?” Su Yi Mo asked gently, a hint of worry lacing his words; the two figures caught in an embrace in a dark room which was only lit up by the moon outside.
Having been caught in Su Yi Mo’s arms, chest against chest, inevitably made Ran Feng Ge’s heart speed up a little. Ran Feng Ge tried to right himself as he didn’t want it to look as though he was just collapsing onto Su Yi Mo. Laughing softly to himself: “I sat too long; my legs have gone numb…”
Su Yi Mo however interrupted him, a tinge of bitterness in his tone as he said: “I was not asking about that. I was asking about what caused you to lose track of time? What made you stay so long in that position?”
“This doesn’t seem to have anything to do with you right?” Ran Feng Ge said as the feeling slowly returned to his legs. He reached both arms forward and squeezed them in the small space between them and gave a little push to free himself from Su Yi Mo, “Release me, I’m tired, I want to go and sleep.”
Instead of listening to him and letting Ran Feng Ge go, Su Yi Mo instead tightened his grip and pulled Ran Feng Ge even closer to him, if it weren’t for Ran Feng Ge’s arms between them, the two men would have been plastered together without any space left in between.
Ran Feng Ge frowned as he stared up at Su Yi Mo, he did not want others to dig into his problems – especially not Su Yi Mo.
Su Yi Mo however, was staring intently at Ran Feng Ge, slowly inching forward until he finally captured Ran Feng Ge’s lips with his own!
Ran Feng Ge could not help but widen his eyes at the sudden kiss, his first reaction was to evade and escape! However, it was as though Su Yi Mo was desperate, he chased after Ran Feng Ge’s lips, recapturing them easily.
Ran Feng Ge started to struggle, but all Su Yi Mo had to do was to squeeze his right leg that had been trapped between Ran Feng Ge’s thighs and push him back against the bookcase, thereby successfully trapping Ran Feng Ge in his arms.
Sensing the desperate fiery need of the lips on his, Ran Feng Ge turned his gaze onto Su Yi Mo before finally slowly closing his eyes. He stopped struggling, leaned back onto the bookcase and allowed Su Yi Mo full access of his body
Su Yi Mo felt the change in the person opposite him and the arm that had been encircled around Ran Feng Ge’s waist tightened as his other arm started to wander along Ran Feng Ge’s back. Instead of calming down after his sudden bout of rashness, Su Yi Mo felt even more crazed, becoming even more unwilling to stop.
for a fact that the person he was kissing right now was Ran Feng Ge; and though he had on the face of Jing Qiu Han, the person Su Yi Mo wanted to kiss so badly was Ran Feng Ge! Forcibly kiss him to no end! And if he could, Su Yi Mo would want to absorb Ran Feng Ge into his entire being!
He ran and ran until his little legs finally gave out; the car he had been chasing had disappeared completely from his sights by this time.
Ran Feng Ge collapsed onto the street, his breaths harsh and heavy as new tears took over the old ones on his face, his voice strained and tired from calling “Mummy” “Gege” – and yet he received nothing in return.
Snow had started to fall, Ran Feng Ge huddled where he was with the bag still in his arms as loud sobs finally escaped from his mouth.
He was still missing a large portion of his memories, and this was still a foreign place to him, he may have spent the last few months in Los Angeles, but this was New York. He was only an eight year old little boy who had just been abandoned by his own mummy and brother. The pain of being abandoned on top of the fear of being left alone was too much for him at this moment.
After crying for a while, Ran Feng Ge could not help but feel cold before he realized that he was now covered in a layer of snow, he quickly stood up and brushed the snow off, beating his legs slightly to try and get the blood flow back into them before making his way slowly back to the hotel.
He still had that little hope in his heart that perhaps there had been an emergency; that was why mummy and gege had to leave him behind for the moment. He must not move from that spot because he knew that if they came back to find him, that would be the first place they would look for him. The only thing he could do now was to return to the hotel and wait patiently for mummy and gege to return for him.
All of this did not escape the sights of a hidden figure.
Right from the moment Mistress An schemed to make Ran Feng Ge get out of the car, until the moment Ran Feng Ge was running with all his might after the family car, all the way until Ran Feng Ge had stopped sobbing as he gathered the luggage in his arms to return to the last spot he had been together with his gege and Mistress An – the entrance of the hotel. A simple spark of hope still shone brightly from his swollen eyes as he watched the direction in which his family’s car had disappeared off into.
Ah… It was obvious to the one hidden that this little boy’s family had abandoned him.
However, throughout the whole dilemma, this little boy had shown himself to be a very intelligent and witty little man even under stress, his adorable looks and bright eyes did not show any signs of arrogance or misbehavior – so how was it that someone could harden their hearts to abandon such a child and to use such an underhanded and cruel method to destroy his innocence when it would have been so much easier to have lost him in a sea of people instead.
If no one wanted this child, then taking him for himself wouldn’t be a problem. This little child was an unpolished gem; he would get along very well with the other two rascals back home.
His family’s two little rascals, one was interested in weaponry research and martial arts training and hated anything to do with studies; while the other would shut herself up in the library to read through all the different worlds’ histories, gossip magazines and absolutely hated anything related to physical exercise.
What a headache-inducing duo he had there!
The figure that was hiding climbed up the Big Ben clock that was directly opposite Ran Feng Ge and placed himself conspicuously on the number “6” and continued to observe little Ran Feng Ge from afar.
One adult and one child, silently waiting for different things in the blizzard. One was waiting for his beloved family to turnaround and comeback for him; the other was just waiting to collect a new precious jewel.
Time ticked by slowly, one hour, two hours… Very soon the entire ground was covered by a thick layer of snow.
The slight glimmer of hope slowly diminished with each tick from the clock, he had been seated in the cold and the snow for so long now, he had lost his ability to feel but his mind was resonantly clear on one thing: he had been abandoned and they were never going to come back for him!
Although he was not too sure why he had been abandoned, Ran Feng Ge was still able to make a few guesses; he deduced that he was in fact not that woman’s biological child because he could never feel any motherly emotions from her at all.
As for his daddy and his gege, they did treat him very well and very honestly, but what good was that? They could not even protect him when he was abandoned, so Ran Feng Ge decided that he didn’t need them as family anymore!
With his thoughts made up, Ran Feng Ge made up his mind to stop waiting for them; he flipped open the luggage and found clothes, food and money. It seems that that woman had long planned for this. However, it was a good thing that he at least still had these in his possession, if that woman had been even crueler and left him empty handed, he would have been forced to become a beggar – but in an unfamiliar country, even being a beggar would be difficult.
Wiping the tears off his face, Ran Feng Ge rubbed at his frozen cheeks to try and get more blood back into his face, slowly but surely, he repacked the luggage before him and started to drag it behind him as he walked away.
The man who had never left his spot during those hours Ran Feng Ge had stayed in the snow, finally made his move as well. Seeing the change of attitude in the young child – the hopefulness changing into hopelessness, hopelessness turning into understanding, and understanding morphing into determination – who finally stood back up to walk away.
The man quickly jumped off the Big Ben clock, his legs making use of the nearby power cables to lighten the fall, landing firmly on the snow-covered ground. It was only then that he raised his arm to retract the wire he had attached from his wrist to the Big Ben clock.
The man quickly turned in the direction the little boy had disappeared to and started his chase.
Although he kept telling himself he had to be brave, at the end of the day, Ran Feng Ge was all but a child of eight years, he was still feeling very miserable inside, and although he forced himself to keep walking, he was unable to stop his mind from thinking.
As he kept trudging on in the snow, he soon realized that his path was being blocked by a figure. If he tried to walk left, the figure before him would go right and block him. If he tried to go right, the figure before him would go left and block him as well. Ran Feng Ge finally raised his head up to look at the figure before him.
A very handsome looking face was staring right back at Ran Feng Ge, unfiltered emotions of not giving a damn about the world and a pair of indomitable eyes stared back at him.
Ran Feng Ge looked at him defensively, this man had appeared suddenly out of nowhere, and was determined to block his path, could this person be part of the human trafficking world?
Once this thought entered his brain, Ran Feng Ge could not help himself but to stumble backwards a few steps, his brain going into overdrive as he quickly tried to come up with an escape plan should this man turn out to be a bad person.
A teasing smile formed on the lips of the man before Ran Feng Ge as he watched the little boy struggle before him: “Little rascal, do you want to come with me?
Ran Feng Ge quickly shook his head as though his life depended on it, rejecting the man as soon as he opened his mouth: “No! I don’t know you!”
As soon as he was finished, Ran Feng Ge quickly turned around and started to drag his luggage in the direction he had come from.
Lo and behold, the moment Ran Feng Ge turned around, the weird man was once again standing before him with a smile on his face. The speed at which he moved was very off-putting.
Ran Feng Ge could not stop himself from retreating again; throwing out a warning in what he presumed was a dangerous voice as he quickly got into a defensive stance: “Don’t come near me!”
The man took in Ran Feng Ge’s defensive stance and could not stop the surprise and elation from showing on his face – Ah! Interesting. Looks like I did find a very precious jewel!
The man started to walk towards Ran Feng Ge, a bemused smile on his face as he tried his best to hide it. Ran Feng Ge could not help but feel like this man was a very unfathomable being.
With each step the man took, and the closer he got, Ran Feng Ge could not help the fear from bubbling up within him, he had already long since tossed his luggage to the side in order to have more space in case he had to defend himself.
”Do not come near me! Keep coming closer and you’ll be sorry for it!”
He was small in stature, and so all he could do best was attack from a low position, this was very precarious and success rate was not high, but he knew he had to give it a try if not he would be captured by this weird man.
He was pitiful enough, he could not risk having his freedom taken away from him as well!
The man before him dodged Ran Feng Ge’s attacks easily; this infuriated Ran Feng Ge and made him aim his next attack towards the man’s legs.
The man was very quick on his feet, even before Ran Feng Ge was close enough to even touch the hem of his clothes; the man had already dodged clear of the attack. Ran Feng Ge was in no hurry to chase the man and decided to retreat quickly before he could be caught up in the man’s next attack.
The man could not help but feel surprised at the actions of the little child before him, this kid must belong to one of the elites, if not why would he have such good judgement.
In actuality, the only reason why Ran Feng Ge had such a keen sense was all due to Su Yi Mo. When Ran Feng Ge had been living in the Su estate, Su Yi Mo would pester him every day to exchange moves or train together. Even if Ran Feng Ge had been really bad at fighting, training every day would naturally make him better. And to be fair, Ran Feng Ge’s base in martial arts had been better than Su Yi Mo’s to begin with thanks to the rigorous training he had received as a child from his uncles and grandfather.
However, the Ran Feng Ge in this moment did not even know why he was so familiar with all these fighting stances or theories; he could only assume that he just had an innate talent for it. It did not escape his eyes that the man before him was not even trying and all he was doing was teasing him; the man did not appear to want to injure him at all.
After exchanging a few moves, Ran Feng Ge was so tired he couldn’t stop himself from huffing and puffing. The man before him raised both his arms in surrender to indicate that he wasn’t going to play with Ran Feng Ge any longer. Ran Feng Ge slowly lowered his arms that had been in front of him and rolled his shoulders tiredly, he didn’t understand what this man wanted, but he really did force Ran Feng Ge to go all out – god was he tired!
The man got down to a squat and looked straight at Ran Feng Ge: “Little rascal, do you or do you not want to come with me? I’m not a bad guy, but naturally, I’m not a good guy either. But I do know a lot of things; do you want to learn from me?
“”What do you know?” Ran Feng Ge replied lazily, although he had zero interest in learning from this man.
“Hmm… What do I know?” The man laughed, the tone of his voice teasing, making Ran Feng Ge annoyed.
Ran Feng Ge turned around and walked towards the luggage he had tossed aside earlier in order to finally leave.
The man quickly blocked him once again and laughed: “I’m a master of disguise!”
“Disguise?” Ran Feng Ge’s little eyebrows shot up to indicate he didn’t understand.
The man before him took out a medicinal bottle and applied some of it on the edges of his face, before long, the man ripped off the layer of skin from his face. This frightened Ran Feng Ge so much that he stumbled backwards only to trip over his own legs and him ending up in a fall with his butt sinking into the snow. The man with a whole new face before him laughed out loud: “You are way too adorable! Haha! I’ve really found a gem!”
Hearing the laughter, Ran Feng Ge quickly used this time to observe the man’s original face: he had slightly better looking features; a five o’clock shadow covered his chin making the man look a little more masculine, a little more rugged.
The rugged masculine man however was currently laughing himself into stitches; he had no regard for his looks and was currently rolling around the snow laughing out loudly as he pointed at the currently getting wet in the snow Ran Feng Ge.
People who were walking by couldn’t help but glance at the man laughing like a maniac and the little boy staring at said maniac. All they could do were shake their heads while muttering crazy fellow under their breaths.
Ran Feng Ge was no longer as afraid as he was at first, he stood up gingerly and made his way to the man. He reached out and grabbed onto the mask the man had in his hand and looked at it carefully – he was now very, very intrigued with the man and his amazing ability!
Ran Feng Ge didn’t say anything out loud but he was guessing in his heart who this older boy was.
An Mu was taller than Ran Feng Ge by almost two heads. He leaned over slightly and said with a smile: “I’m your Gege!”
[TN: gege = older brother]
Ran Feng Ge bit down on his lower lip as he glanced at An Mu. An Mu’s smile was very gentle and welcoming, he had a slightly feminine aspect to his handsome features, very unlike papa’s rugged handsome good looks – An Mu likely resembled mama more?
Oh that’s right! Where’s mama?
Ran Feng Ge slowly looked behind An Mu towards the porch behind him, there was a lady with curled hair in a long dress walking towards them. As soon as the lady laid her eyes on Ran Feng Ge, she felt herself stumble a little, this child is actually very cute and adorable looking…
As she made her way to Ran Feng Ge, she reached out a hand to gently ruffle his head: “Yangyang, don’t you recognize mummy?”
Ran Feng Ge dodged her hand, his gut telling him to be wary of this woman before him.
He did not know why but the emotions he sensed from this woman did not make him feel at ease, in fact, it made him feel like this woman held fury towards his appearance.
Even though he managed to dodge the offending hand, Ran Feng Ge’s little hands were still attached to the back of An Mu’s jacket. It was already evident that Ran Feng Ge felt safe when An Mu was around.
Master An finally stepped forward: “Alright, alright. Yangyang has only just been discharged from the hospital and had to fly back home immediately after. He must be exhausted by now. Let him rest and recover, who knows, he might regain his memories tomorrow? Come, let’s get inside!”
An Mu pulled Ran Feng Ge’s hand into his: “Yangyang, would you like gege to show you to your room?”
Ran Feng Ge nodded silently before finally speaking: “En.”
The two young children walked before the adults and quickly disappeared into the mansion.
Master An finally turned to his wife and said: “Remember. You are to care for him diligently. I do not want anything untoward to happen to him. Understand?”
“Don’t you worry, I will treat him as though he were one of my own.”
“En.” Master An hummed before saying: “Let Xiao Mu take care of him too.”
“I understand.” After deliberating for a moment, Mistress An asked: “Should we bring Xiao Chen and Xiao Ya home as well then?”
“No! Not at the moment.” Master An iterated, “They are both still too young. What if once they see Yangyang, they say something they are not supposed to? They are both still not even of age to start kindergarten yet, might as well leave them with your parents for now.”
“… Alright then.”
With that, all negotiations regarding this matter were finished. With Ran Feng Ge’s little hand still in his, An Mu pulled his new little brother into the house and quickly up the stairs to the room his mummy had only just redecorated two days prior. With a push, An Mu opened the door leading into the room: “Yangyang, this here was your room!” and then pointed to the next door down the corridor, “And this here is mine! I am right next to you, there were times when you would come crawling into my bed in the middle of the night.”
Ran Feng Ge entered his room, he could hear An Mu talking to him, but he did not want to answer. He scanned the room, looking from the bed sheets to the study table – suspicions once again clouding his eyes.
This room did not appear to be lived in, everything looked as though they were new and fresh. The bed posts were new and the study table was too clean and tidy – why were there no photos or family portraits?
Family portraits… Wait… Photo shoots… Photos…
Ran Feng Ge leaned against the study table, his brows furrowed together as his brain ached suddenly. He could recall something from his missing memories, something that had to do with photos and a photo shoot.
Was he supposed to have gone for a photo shoot with someone? Who was it? And what ever happened after that? Was it with his gege?
Turning around to look at An Mu behind him, Ran Feng Ge disagreed with that notion in his heart. It wasn’t him.
No. That other person… He was not as tall as An Mu, and his age was closer to that of Ran Feng Ge.
An Mu made his way to stand before Ran Feng Ge. Seeing that his face was scrunched up in confusion, An Mu couldn’t help but ask “Yangyang, what’s wrong?”
Ran Feng Ge shook his head: “Nothing.”
“If there is something wrong, you have to tell gege okay!” An Mu said patiently as he looked kindly at his little brother.
He had realized in the short time together, Ran Feng Ge was not someone who liked to talk, he was not too sure if it was because Ran Feng Ge was suspicious about the whole situation or he was just a very quiet boy.
Likely… Likely it was because Ran Feng Ge was too vigilant?
And this was how Ran Feng Ge’s life began with the An Family.
The initial vigilance Ran Feng Ge had about the whole situation slowly dissipated the more he spent time with An Mu; the closer he got to An Mu. At this point in time, An Mu was already old enough to attend junior high, he was also allowed to board in the school dormitories, however, An Mu decided to commute to school just so he could spend more time with Ran Feng Ge. Ran Feng Ge also learned to enjoy spending time in the backseat of An Mu’s car playing with his gege during the daily commute.
The children here all knew how to speak English, and so Ran Feng Ge also started to learn English alongside An Mu; he was very smart and a quick learner, it didn’t take him long to be on par with all the other kids his age.
Perhaps it was all to do with the innocence of children, anything that once worried them, they could easily overcome. Even though he was an amnesiac, it didn’t affect Ran Feng Ge one bit.
Ran Feng Ge was cute, adorable, obedient, and smart, without any ulterior motives. He easily gained the affection of everyone he met.
Master An and An Mu couldn’t help but love Ran Feng Ge more and more each time they met him.
It was especially evident in the case of Master An, he even hired tutors after tutors to aid in Ran Feng Ge’s education.
In the beginning, Master An didn’t want to register Ran Feng Ge to attend the local school because he was afraid the secret would be exposed. In a school, there was bound to be a large number of students, even if Master An prepared for everything he could think of, he could not control the mouths of the other students and their parents. Ran Feng Ge was a very intelligent child, if there was even a hint of incongruity, the secret would be exposed immediately. This child of his was obtained after many trials and tribulations; he was not going to let him go that easily.
Therefore, in the beginning he used the excuse of Ran Feng Ge having only just been discharged to stop him from going to school.
However, it was not long before Ran Feng Ge’s innate intelligence reared its head.
One day, during An Mu’s piano lesson, Ran Feng Ge who had been lounging on the couch near him with his head resting on his arms enjoying himself couldn’t help himself from commenting after An Mu played a wrong note: “Gege, the note you played just now was wrong! It is supposed to be Re not Mi.”
An Mu looked at the piano score and with a chuckle: “Yangyang is so amazing! Gege did play the wrong note!”
“Punishment! Punishment! Punishment!” Ran Feng Ge yelled as he leapt off the couch and ran up to An Mu, placing his arms around An Mu’s shoulders, “The punishment for gege is to take me out to play!”
An Mu could never say no to Ran Feng Ge, and so he would ride his bicycle with little Ran Feng Ge riding tandem behind him to go enjoy the sun and sights.
Where they lived, very beautiful scenery could be seen all around them. Just a short ride away by bicycle was a little hill; in spring, the little hill would be covered in all colors of the rainbow due to the growth of wildflowers. It was always so beautiful then.
The two brothers would lie amongst the flowers on the little hill and cloud watch, their little conversations going on and on without interruptions.
Because of this incident, An Mu found out about Ran Feng Ge’s talent in piano and could not help but boast about this fact to Master An when he next saw him: “Yangyang is so talented daddy!”
And with that, Master An started hiring tutors for music, literature, English, economics, finance… whatever could be taught and learned, they were all hired. Because of this, Master An then found out that this little son of his was so much more than he had expected – Ran Feng Ge was already well versed in quite a few subjects such as finance and business economics. Furthermore, he absorbed new knowledge very readily, and it was due to this that Master An’s adoration for his new son grew even deeper, perhaps even more so than that for An Mu.
An Mu was by far not a stupid child, he was very intelligent as well. However, he was quite a few years older than Ran Feng Ge and all his knowledge was a given due to the education he had access to. Whereas, Ran Feng Ge was so much younger but he was already so talented!
These few months that Ran Feng Ge had been in the An Family, Master’s An attitude and expectations towards him had changed drastically for the better, and because of this, Mistress An couldn’t help but grow anxious at the new glow of adoration her husband had towards his illegitimate son. What worried her even more was that with things going how they were, she had no doubt that Master An might even consider changing his heir and cast An Mu aside! The one who might inherit the entire business empire might become Ran Feng Ge and her own son, An Mu might be pushed into second place.
This would not do. No. She had to come up with a plan to ensure An Mu’s status…
Mistress An’s plan would finally come into fruition two months later.
At that time, it was already in the middle of winter, it was right at the time where Master An had left for a business conference in Washington and Mistress An had taken both An Mu and Ran Feng Ge to New York for some fun at a winter theme park.
An Mu and Ran Feng Ge had been having the time of their lives playing together at the theme park, both had such happy smiles on their faces. However, Mistress An could not help but feel irritated at the happy smile on Ran Feng Ge’s little face.
Just a little more… Ran Feng Ge, you won’t be so happy in just a while…
After taking them to a few locations to play, when it was finally time for them to depart back for home, Mistress An first gave An Mu a couple of sleeping tablets; An Mu could not help himself from yawning even though he was desperately trying to stay awake. Mistress An had also planned ahead and left behind a bag back in the hotel room, once the car was ready to set off, Mistress An turned to Ran Feng Ge: “Yangyang, Mummy forgot my bag back there, can you please help mummy to go get them? I think I left it on the couch in the room we stayed in.”
An Mu struggled to open his eyes: “I.. I will go.”
Ran Feng Ge quickly removed his safety belt and hopped out of the car: “I will go, gege you must have played too much yesterday night and that’s why you are so tired now. You go and sleep, I’ll be right back with the bag!”
With that, An Mu allowed his heavy eyelids to finally droop closed and soon dropped off to slumber.
As Ran Feng Ge’s little shadow disappeared through the hotel doors, Mistress An quickly stepped down hard on the accelerator and drove off as quickly as she could.
Fighting the sleep, An Mu could tell something was amiss but no matter how hard he tried, he was unable to force his eyelids open.
Ran Feng Ge, with his little arms around the bag that had been forgotten, skipped merrily down the stairs and out the front door but came to an abrupt stop once he realized the car was gone.
Stunned and confused Ran Feng Ge could not understand what had just happened. Unless something had happened while he was gone – could something have happened to mummy and gege? But even if something had happened, shouldn’t they have waited for him?
He scanned the roads and quickly spotted a familiar car slowly getting smaller in the distance.
The confusion quickly turned into horror and anxiety as he hugged the bag to his chest and began to chase after the car: “Mummy! Wait for me!”
The fear in his heart started to grow exponentially until Ran Feng Ge started crying: “Mummy! Gege! I’m here! I’m still here! Mummy! Gege! Wait for me… Please wait for me…”