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…”
Once Master An exacted his revenge against the Ran family, he was conflicted, should or shouldn’t he bring Ran Feng Ge back to be nurtured under his wings? Ran Feng Ge is after all, his own flesh and blood – a tiger, though cruel, will not devour its own cubs! What Master An had wanted to do was to get back at Ran Chen; not only did he get his wish, he managed to implicate Ran Chen’s two sons in it as well. Therefore, Master An decided to bring Ran Feng Ge to America, get him as far away from the Ran family as possible, who knows, perhaps with time, he would be able to accept things as is and assimilate into the An family.
However, after returning to China, Master An had been unable to locate Ran Feng Ge. He received information that Ran Chen had been admitted into the hospital, which prompted Master An to make a trip down to the hospital in an attempt to locate his son. Alas, not only was he unable to find Ran Feng Ge, he found out that his “wife” Ran Wen Lu had gone crazy.
Even after going back into the Ran family compound and waiting for a whole day and night, Ran Feng Ge was still nowhere to be found. It was only then that Master An started panicking – using all the An resources to search for his son.
Because Ran Feng Ge was under the Su family’s protection at that time and the Su family’s security was airtight the An family was unable to locate Ran Feng Ge at that time.
At least, that was the case until the day Su Yi Mo decided to take the both of them out for a drive. That was the day the An family finally got a lead on the whereabouts of Ran Feng Ge.
The only problem was that it was too late, by the time the An family could make a move, Ran Feng Ge had already been hurt in the accident.
The men who had hurried to retrieve the unconscious and injured Ran Feng Ge from the carnage met up with Master An as soon as they could to admit Ran Feng Ge into a hospital.
Once the preliminary treatments had been performed and Ran Feng Ge was pulled back from hell’s gates, the words the attending doctor said next were that Ran Feng Ge is suffering from a severe traumatic brain injury and that complications could arise.
Master An was beside himself waiting anxiously for Ran Feng Ge to regain consciousness. With regards to this son of his, he was full of contradictions – at one end, he felt immense guilt towards the suffering this young son of his had been through, but on the other end, this was what everyone from the Ran family deserved.
It was only after 5 days that Ran Feng Ge finally regained consciousness.
His head was aching tremendously, his vision unfocused and blurry. He was unsure of where he was or why he was there; the only thing Ran Feng Ge was sure of was that something was not right at all. Ran Feng Ge was unsure why everything around him was so foreign and unfamiliar.
“You’re finally awake. Do you feel any discomforts anywhere?” Master An asked gently as he rushed forwards towards his son.
Ran Feng Ge could not help the suspicion from flooding his eyes as he eyed the stranger before him: “Who are you?”
“…” Master An was taken aback for a moment before quickly replying, “I am your papa.”
“Papa?” Ran Feng Ge repeated the strange word on his tongue, his little face full of suspicion. The word papa was very foreign to him, and from the little memories he still retained, it was a very unfamiliar word.
Master An misunderstood Ran Feng Ge’s tone and assumed that his son had been calling out to him – his heart wrenching a little, wondering to himself Ran Feng Ge must hate me, doesn’t he?
“My son, are you hurting anywhere?” Master An asked tentatively.
When Ran Feng Ge tried to recall any memories his head would throb and ache horrendously. Therefore, Ran Feng Ge decided to accept this whole papa business and see where it takes him.
After all, why would a stranger who had nothing to do with him send him to the hospital and take care of him?
“My head hurts… There are a lot of things I can’t remember…” Ran Feng Ge said as his small hand rose up to massage his temples. Raising his head, Ran Feng Ge looked towards Master An, “Papa, what is my name?”
With just one papa, Master An could not help but feel elated and comforted, his lips pulled into a gentle smile, his eyes turning into crescents – Ran Feng Ge losing his memory was a good thing – before replying: “Son, your name is An Yang!”
Even though Ran Feng Ge had no memories at the moment, he instinctively knew that this name was not right, thereby prompting him to ask: “Really?”
Master An knew how to play the game and allowed his expression to crumble almost immediately: “Yangyang, are you suspicious of papa? Why would papa lie to you?”
Feeling guilty, Ran Feng Ge stammered: “I’m sorry…”
An Yang? An Yang… … Whatever, so be it. I can be you’re An Yang for now – at least until I get my memories back.
Even though that was what Ran Feng Ge had decided, the awkwardness between father and son was very pronounced. Ran Feng Ge didn’t talk much with his father. It wasn’t long before he was thinking about his mother. Being only 8 years old, Ran Feng Ge could not help but ask outright: “Where’s mama? Why doesn’t she come to see me?” Ran Feng Ge hesitated for a moment before asking again: “Why am I in the hospital? Why can’t I remember anything?”
Master An had been expecting this, therefore he was unfazed by the questioning. Instead, he leaned forward over Ran Feng Ge and gently smoothed out his hair, ensuring his voice was as genteel as he could manage before saying: “Mama didn’t come back to China. Only you and I came into the country for a holiday. You were accidentally hurt at the playground. This is why you are unable to remember a lot of things. Once you feel better, papa will get the good doctors here to give you a thorough check-up to make sure you are all healthy. So you have to be good and listen to papa okay?”
Ran Feng Ge felt that the man before him was just a stranger and everything he said was just words, however, Ran Feng Ge also knew that he was not at the stage where he could refute anything therefore, all he could do for now was nod his head obediently without saying anything in reply.
Master An released the breath he had been holding before he stood up and turned to call for the doctor.
The doctor gave Ran Feng Ge a full check-up and agreed that the temporary amnesia was most likely caused by the head trauma. With adequate rest, the missing memories might come back in time.
Once all of his external wounds were mostly healed, Master An had Ran Feng Ge discharged immediately, quickly making their way to the airport.
Even though Ran Feng Ge accepted Master An’s aid on the surface, he allowed himself to be called “Yangyang”; Ran Feng Ge always knew something was amiss.
Master An was a powerful man, he was a man’s man and didn’t pay much attention to details. Seeing that Ran Feng Ge was quiet with his head down, he had assumed that his son was just tired and thus scooped him up into his arms and asked: “Yangyang, are you tired out? You’ll be able to rest very well once we get home. Seeing a familiar environment might bring your memories back.”
“En…” Ran Feng Ge muttered a reply before struggling, “Please put me down, I’m not tired, I want to walk.” It was too awkward, it felt as though he was missing something.
“Call me papa and I’ll let you down.” Master An recognized the conflict in his son’s features and knew that he was still suspicious. Looks like getting Ran Feng Ge to call him papa wouldn’t be as easy as he thought it would be – therefore Master An decided to tease him a little.
Ran Feng Ge couldn’t help but pout as he unwillingly muttered: “Papa…”
“Aw how good!” Master An cried out as he smooshed Ran Feng Ge’s cheeks gently before carrying him onto the plane.
Once they found their seats, Master An personally helped Ran Feng Ge with his seat belt and called one of the air stewardess to bring a blanket over. Gently tucking his son in, Master An said: “Let’s get some sleep, when we wake up we’ll be home!”
Ran Feng Ge couldn’t help but feel excitement building up within him. He couldn’t remember ever flying on a plane, even if he had memories of it he couldn’t remember them now so for him it was his very first time in an airplane. All the exhaustion that he had been feeling before the flight, magically disappeared as he stretched his neck as far as he could to take in all the sights within the airplane compartment. His eyes the size of saucers as he looked around him with untainted innocence.
Looking at Ran Feng Ge’s naivety, all Master An wanted to do at that point in time was to pull his cute adorable little son into his embrace; had he known that this son of his was so utterly adorable, he would have flown back into the country a lot sooner to take him back to where he belonged! However, with things the way they are now, it was also not too bad to take advantage of the situation to keep his son by his side now. Master An was now very sure that his decision to take this son of his in was ultimately the right decision.
Ran Feng Ge could not help but stare at all the other passengers in awe, after that, he turned his sights to the window next to him. Just then, the in-flight announcement sounded to inform all passenger that the plane was about to take off – Ran Feng Ge could not help but feel a little apprehensive as he grabbed onto the seat handles.
A loud hollow noise sounded from the engines outside the window and rang loudly through the entire cabin, it was so loud that Ran Feng Ge felt his ears were ringing, but this was all part of the excitement! Looking outside, Ran Feng Ge was elated to see the ground and all its buildings slowly becoming smaller, slowly disappearing under the clouds as they flew higher and higher up towards the clear blue sky. It was a very funny feeling, but it was not bad.
The little rascal could not stop his mouth from falling open in awe, as his eyes shone with unbridled excitement.
Once the plane reached flying altitudes and the seat belt signs went off, people started standing up and moving around – some of them headed into the dining cabin, others to the toilets. Ran Feng Ge could not contain himself and wanted to quickly explore the entirety of the plane. Focusing all his attention to Master An, Ran Feng Ge tugged on the little corner of Master’s An sleeve: “Papa! Can I leave the seat to go explore?”
Master An could not take the large innocent eyes that were focused on him, and the way Ran Feng Ge called him papa pushed him over the edge. Squeezing the little boy’s nose lightly, Master An reached over to help Ran Feng Ge unbuckle his seat belt as he said: “Go on and have fun!”
Ran Feng Ge hopped off his eat and cautiously made his way down the aisle, airplanes were a new and foreign concept for him to explore; even though they were so high up in the sky, walking up and down the aisle still felt as though he were walking on the ground thousands of miles beneath him. It was all so new and fascinating to him that even in an enclosed space up in the sky, there were still things to eat and toilets to be used!
After roaming about for a while, Ran Feng Ge made his way back to his seats just as the food trolley started to make its way down towards them. Ran Feng Ge spotted the many different snacks stacked onto the trolley and wondered what they would taste like and so he pulled at his father’s sleeve again, asking hesitantly: “Papa, I want to eat that.”
Ran Feng Ge was unsure if Master An would be willing to purchase it for him. From what he could remember, it seemed that whenever he asked for something to eat, the people around him would fight to buy it for him, but who were those people? Ran Feng Ge could no longer remember them.
Master An was more than happy to accommodate Ran Feng Ge’s request, he reached over and pulled a large variety of the different snacks and piled it onto Ran Feng Ge’s table, at the same time Master An reached for a packet of milk and placed it in front of his son as he ruffled his little head of hair: “Go on and enjoy!”
Ran Feng Ge felt that this unfamiliar papa was not a bad person, he was willing to accommodate his request and spoil him whenever he could. It wasn’t too bad a feeling. Picking up one of the kid snacks that had just been gifted to him, Ran Feng Ge held it in front of Master An and said: “You can eat it too!”
Master An could not help but let out the loud happy laughter erupting from within as he took the little packet from tiny hands: “Let’s eat this together!”
The plane journey was fun and relaxed, both father and son were happy.
It was two in the afternoon when the plane finally landed in Los Angeles. There was already a car waiting when Master An exited the airport hand in hand with Ran Feng Ge, while a team of bodyguards followed up behind them. Ran Feng Ge turned his head to look at the suited men behind him from time to time, unable to shake off the feeling that this was a very familiar sight.
Actually, when he had been living with Su Yi Mo, this was a very common occurrence. Wherever they went, a team of highly trained bodyguards would always be following up behind them – the only problem was that Ran Feng Ge didn’t remember this at all.
The car drove along unfamiliar streets and strange foreign sights were visible outside the window, this made Ran Feng Ge apprehensive for unknown reasons. His little hands balled up into tiny fists as he desperately asked himself what mama was like, and would she be angry that he was unable to remember her at all? Or… would she be worried?
Master An had long prepared in advance a team to return first and update the entire family that he would be bringing home his illegitimate son and of the circumstance surrounding his new found son. They were alerted as to what they could and couldn’t say in front of him and the consequences that would follow should they fail him.
His wife was naturally upset at the notion that her husband was bringing a brat that he had with another woman into their home, but she knew better than to let her real emotions surface. She played the model wife and had the servants clean out the extra guest room for the child to stay in.
The wife had already made calculations of her own with regards to the whole situation, her own son An Mu was already 13 years old, he was the rightful heir to the An family and its inheritance. Her husband’s kid with the other woman was only ever going to enjoy the notion of having a complete family, but he will never have the chance or the opportunity to fight with An Mu for the inheritance.
Seeing as how the child was still young, letting him into the family was only going to make her seem magnanimous and might even make her husband think more highly of her, this way it would make An Mu’s future path even smoother than it already was.
The car came to stop in front of a European style mansion; Ran Feng Ge could not help but feel extremely nervous in the car as he looked outside the window.
It’s so big and huge! This.. This is my home? Why is it that I don’t remember it at all? I know I’ve forgotten a lot of my memories but… shouldn’t there be a sense of familiarity?
While Ran Feng Ge was stuck in his own thoughts, a tiny head popped out from behind the European doors, once he recognized the car that was parked at the front of the gates, the little boy ran out quickly and raced towards Master An crying out: “Daddy!”
This little boy was An Mu. He knew that his daddy was going to return home today and with him was going to be a new little brother. His bodyguards had told him beforehand that his new little brother was a very cute and adorable little thing, therefore An Mu could not help himself all afternoon from pacing around and hyping himself up for their eventual meeting. He would prop himself up against the windows to watch the cars go by, hoping that every car that slowed down outside was going to be his daddy’s car! When the sound of familiar wheels rolling to a stop on the ground beyond the gate sounded, An Mu had stuck his face against the window pane to see that it was in fact his daddy’s car that was now outside!
It was also at this time where Ran Feng Ge popped his head out the back-car door to peek at what was going on. A cute little face revealed itself to An Mu. An Mu felt his eyes light up as soon as he laid his sights on his new little brother. He rushed up and pulled the door fully open, reached in wanting to help the younger boy climb out of the car.
Ran Feng Ge looked at the older boy with apprehension, who was this? However, Ran Feng Ge was faced with a smile that was so welcoming and bright that Ran Feng Ge realized he had reached for the helping hand before he even registered it.
An Mu looked at Ran Feng Ge with nothing but gentleness as he smiled and said: “Yangyang, you are finally back!”
When the car exploded, Su Yi Mo was shocked right to his very core, both his eyes burned with tears as he leapt up and off the back seat of the car!
All the bodyguards that had been part of the chase slammed onto their brakes almost instantaneously as they all stared at the explosion before them, all of their hearts jarring at the thought of what had just happened.
Su Yi Mo’s mind went completely blank, and then one single thought raced through his entire system, and that was to run straight to Little Liar’s side!
With a single swift motion, Su Yi Mo unbuckled himself and leapt out of the car running straight for the burning wreckage.
Master Su had very quick reflexes, and within a second, had his arm on Su Yi Mo, pulling him back into the safety of his arms: “Ah Mo! What are you trying to do!”
“Little Liar! I need to go save Little Liar! Let me go!” Su Yi Mo screamed as he struggled with all his might, two streaks of tears pouring steadily from his eyes as he cried: “Little Liar…”
Master Su grappled with his son, pinning him against his own chest as he solemnly said: “You cannot go there now! It is too dangerous!”
“Daddy!” Su Yi Mo cried as he struggled against his father’s strength, “Daddy! Let me go quickly! If I go save him now, there might still be a chanc–”
Before Yi Mo could even finish his sentence, two more explosions erupted from the burning wreckage, engulfing the entire body of the car sending bits of metal shrapnel flying in all directions.
If Ran Feng Ge was still in the car, then, there was no way they would even be able to recover the bits of his body…
“It’s too late!” Master Su said as he pulled his son tighter into his embrace. If they were able to let the assailants believe that the one that died in the car was Ah Mo, then Ah Mo wouldn’t be in danger anymore; and with Ah Mo out of the picture as a potential target from all his enemies in the business world, the Su Family would soon be untouchable.
“Daddy!” Su Yi Mo cried out painfully, “Please! I’m begging you, please send someone to go and save him! Please!”
“Ah Mo! You need to calm down!” Master Su said as he grabbed onto Su Yi Mo’s small shoulders, forcing him to look right up at him, “He did this for you. If you were to rush in there now and expose yourself as the real Su Yi Mo, then you will have wasted all his hard work…”
“I don’t care! I don’t care!! I want my Little Liar! I want him back! I don’t want him to die…” Su Yi Mo cried out hysterically at his father, his little face pained and completely covered in tears.
“Ah Mo…” Master Su sighed deeply as he pulled his son back into his embrace, rubbing his hand on Su Yi Mo’s back trying his best to comfort his heartbroken son, “Daddy didn’t want any of this to happen to him either… But now that it has come to this, we have no other choice, and all we can do now is to take care of his family properly.”
“Daddy…” Su Yi Mo gripped onto his father’s clothes tightly as he buried his face deep into his father’s chest, his pained voice constantly crying out “Little Liar”, “Little Liar”.
You really are a Little Liar. You stole my feelings and left me with such a cruel ending!
You said you wanted to become my wife and yet you still pushed me away that firmly! You abandoned me!
Despicable… Little Liar…!
After that incident, Su Yi Mo became ill for a time. He had a raging fever and was unconscious most days and clung to the children’s football that Ran Feng Ge had left behind, no one was able to pry it away from him.
When he recovered from his illness, Su Yi Mo would sit alone in the yard hugging onto the football in a daze; sometimes he would cry secretly, his entire being still painfully attached to his Little Liar. And then, there were the nightmares. The nightmares that would force him awake in the middle of the night in tears.
In his heart, Su Yi Mo was convinced that everything was his fault. The only reason why Little Liar was dead was because of him!
Had he not selfishly decided to drag Little Liar out that day to go take the photos, they would not have met with that situation! Had he been able to guess what Little Liar had in mind in the car that day, then he would never have allowed Little Liar’s plan to work out! Had he been able to run just that little bit faster, then he would have been able to tell all the bad guys that, he was the real Su family’s one and only heir, and that the person they were chasing was not the Young Master Su!
He was just a Little Liar… He was mine… My Little Liar…
It took a long while, but Su Yi Mo who became withdrawn and depressed eventually started to accept the fact. However, it was not without any repercussions, it was as though Su Yi Mo became an entirely different person. Before Su Yi Mo was like small adult; a matured and intelligent young child, but still a child, then after Ran Feng Ge “died”, Su Yi Mo evolved into the iceberg he eventually became known for almost immediately. It was as though he never knew how to smile or to laugh, just one look from him was enough to make people turn away from him.
Within the heart of the young Su Yi Mo, was a deep scar that refused to heal. In his short life of experiences, having given out his feelings without reserve only to have them shattered cruelly, was too utterly painful! Really too painful! Therefore, he vowed that he would rather not allow himself to get close to anybody else lest he had to go through the same pain all over again!
Master Su was not a cold-hearted man. He did send his men out to survey the wreckage site after, where they only managed to find the fatally injured Ah Huo. Ah Huo only managed to mutter: Little Liar… He.. He is not dead… He jumped from the car… However, due to his injuries he died before he was able to complete his sentence. Sadly, Master Su could only settle all the funeral proceedings and ensure that Ah Huo’s family would be well-taken care of in the future.
Later, Master Su did try and find out more information on Ran Feng Ge’s whereabouts, witnesses of the crash revealed that several well-dressed men in high end western suits were spotted carrying a little boy who had been involved in a road traffic accident away – but whoever those men in the suits were, Master Su was unable to figure out no matter how much he tried. However, Master Su was convinced of one thing: that child did not die in the explosion.
However, seeing as how Su Yi Mo had changed, Master Su was slightly reluctant to inform him of Ran Feng Ge’s situation. He felt that the person his son had evolved into – the stoic iceberg like persona was exactly what Su Yi Mo needed to be to inherit the Su Family’s business in the future. The young gullible boy from before would never have been able to carry the burden of becoming the head of the Su Family nor would he have been able to stand his ground against all the old fogies within the company! Truth be told, the Su Yi Mo of present was the best kind of candidate to be moulded into the king of kings!
Therefore, the period where Ran Feng Ge lived with the Su Family was slowly forgotten with the passage of time and slowly buried within the deepest crevices of both Master Su and Su Yi Mo’s hearts.
The only difference was: one buried the feelings due to the heartache it brought with them; the other hid them due to an ulterior motive.
From beginning to end, Su Yi Mo never found out what Ran Feng Ge’s real name was, but he felt sad whenever he touched the word ‘liar’.
Ran Feng Ge on the other hand, had suffered a traumatic brain injury from the car accident, there was a long period of time where he was unable to remember anything. It was a long, long time before his childhood memories came back. But he never found out what that young master’s name was, he only ever knew to called him “Ah Mo” – he did not even know which Mo it was.
Many years later, Ran Feng Ge returned to G city from America and had decided to go back to the manor where he had one of the happiest days of his life. Once there, Ran Feng Ge found out that the manor had changed hands several times while he was gone, the entire yard had been renovated. Nothing from the past had been saved leaving Ran Feng Ge with only his memories.
Having learnt to be able to let thing be as they are, Ran Feng Ge only shrugged his shoulders before turning to leave.
Forget it, I’ll just treat all of that as a dream I once had!
At that time, Ran Feng Ge’s grandfather had already passed away, his mother’s illness had worsened to the point of not being able to even recognise him. Ran Feng Ge was going through a very difficult time in his life as he could not help feeling that in his world, there was now no one who cared about him. Life was now meaningless and without joy, and all Ran Feng Ge could do was live each day as it came without any motivation or goals to work toward in life.
While he had been in America, Ran Feng Ge had the opportunity to study a highly sought-after profession – the ability to change one’s appearance at will and many other skills that worked in unison: the skill to become a ‘Body Double’. It was through this that Ran Feng Ge became acquainted with Chen Xi Ran and Mi Le.
The only reason he returned to G City in the middle of a mission was because Ran Feng Ge had sustained a head injury which caused him to recover his missing childhood memories. Because of this, he decided to come back home for a visit in an attempt to find his beloved playmate from before. Alas, time waits for no one; being unable to find the person he had been looking for, Ran Feng Ge felt even more detached from his past self now.
Ran Feng Ge paid for his mother’s medical bills and even left a large sum of money for any further treatments, on top of that, he tracked down both his uncles who had been released from prison and helped them find proper jobs without them ever finding out. All Ran Feng Ge wanted to do now was to ensure that his remaining family members would be well-taken care of.
After ensuring that his family was alright, Ran Feng Ge threw away all his attachments to this city and went back to America to take on new and exciting ‘Body Double’ missions; he was not only able to earn big bucks, he would also be able to live a life full of thrills and excitement. There was not going to be a dull moment in his life from now on.
He was a single man with no emotional attachments, whatever he wanted to do, he could do them with no regrets.
To be honest, Ran Feng Ge did not really want to go the America; that was because that place held a nightmare he never wished to remember – the An Family.
However, because he had his mentor and his two buddies, he was a little reluctant to part ways with them. After hesitating for a long while, Ran Feng Ge still decided to take the leap of faith and go back to America.
The only thing Ran Feng Ge never could have expected was that on his return to America, he would meet with an even worse nightmare – Lan Kuang.
To get a clear picture, one has to go back all the way to the day of the car explosion where Ran Feng Ge took on his very first mission of being a body double to protect Su Yi Mo.
After pushing Su Yi Mo out of the car and successfully diverting the assailant’s attention onto them, Ah Huo was only able to release the breath he had been holding. He could not help himself from thinking – Little Liar is really very intelligent!
Once he had that short breather, Ah Huo started ruminating about the situation he and Ran Feng Ge were now in.
It must be because the assailants were now getting very desperate, one of the cars that had been chasing them sped up until they were in front of their car before turning the car around 360 degrees, driving straight towards them at full speed!
Ah Huo’s driving skills were better than the average man, and he knew that at times like this, guts were all that mattered. Therefore, without batting even an eyelid or letting off the accelerator even a little bit, Ah Huo sped up head-on towards the incoming vehicle hoping that the driver of the other car would chicken out before they crashed.
The two cars kept getting closer and closer, and even Ah huo started getting anxious.
“Shieekkkk–” the sound of metal against metal screamed in his ears as the car Ah Huo was navigating swept right past the incoming vehicle causing the entire car to jar leaving only two wheels in contact with the road for a moment before the remaining two wheels returned to the asphalt. The oncoming assailant car smashed directly into one of their accomplice’s cars causing a large amount of fuel and motor oil to start leaking from the undercarriage of both damaged cars. Desperate times call for desperate measures, both damaged cars refused to slow down and returned back to the chase.
Ah Huo knew immediately that this was a very bad situation to get caught up in because those two cars were now explosions on wheels waiting to happen. Therefore, Ah Huo ordered Ran Feng Ge to find an opportune time to jump from the car. Ran Feng Ge knew from Ah Huo’s tone that the situation had now turned very dire, even though he had put on a brave front ever since before he pushed Su Yi Mo out of the car that didn’t mean that Ran Feng Ge was not afraid of dying. Nodding his head in response to Ah Huo’s suggestion, once the car slowed down, Ran Feng Ge flung his small body out from the car door.
Two boys, two different times of jumping from a moving car. Ran Feng Ge did not have the luck of Su Yi Mo in that, he did not have a lush green field by the side of the car to land on, there were only guard rails. Ran Feng Ge smashed into the guard rails and because of his small stature, he slipped right in between the rails and tumbled mercilessly down the gravel slope that was on the other side.
After tumbling down the roughed surface of the slope, Ran Feng Ge had only just managed to slow down when the explosion rang through the air. The heat wave and energy erupting from the explosion flung his small body even further down the slope, the tumbling only stopped after his head slammed against a large rock near the bottom of the slope. The pain that had enveloped his entire being then and there forced Ran Feng Ge into a state of unconsciousness…
And the people who rescued Ran Feng Ge at the end of the day… Ran Feng Ge’s biological father, Master An.
The kiss me, I kiss you playtime antics persisted for a while, even during bath time where it became you wash my back, I’ll massage your shoulders.
However, happy times will always come to an end one day.
That day, Su Yi Mo had dug out one of his favorite outfits for Ran Feng Ge to wear, he himself had changed into a handsome little suit; all this was because Su Yi Mo wanted to drag Ran Feng Ge to a professional photo shoot, so that they could use this as their wedding photo in the future!
As no one had bothered to teach the two youngsters sex education, Su Yi Mo and Ran Feng Ge took it for granted that as long as they liked each other they could one day marry and be together.
Halfway through the ride to the studio, a several black vehicles appeared out of nowhere, and proceeded to follow the car Su Yi Mo and Ran Feng Ge were in. Two vehicles in particular were following particularly close.
The two little boys seated in the back seat were laughing and joking around as usual, unaware of the sudden change in the situation. However, Ah Huo who had been driving the car knew something was wrong the moment he spied the approach of the black vehicles. He immediately used his phone to call for backup. At the moment, there was only him and the children in the car, the other bodyguards had driven separately – Ah Huo could only hope that the other bodyguards would be able to arrive in time.
Hearing Ah Huo deliberately lowering his voice to talk on the phone drew Su Yi Mo’s attention, his features quickly turning cold as he asked “Ah Huo, what has happened?”
“Young Master, there are a couple of cars following us from behind.” Ah Huo replied honestly.
“Can’t you get rid of them?” Su Yi Mo responded, furrowing his brows as he turned his little body towards the rear window to peek out of it.
He was about to take his wedding photo with Ran Feng Ge! Why did these assholes have to appear at this moment to ruin the day for them! Annoying!
Ï have tried to lose them before, but I was unable to. They seem like professionals.” Ah Huo replied as he stepped on the accelerator.
Ran Feng Ge immediately turned around on the seat so that he could look out the rear window, there were indeed a number of black cars chasing them aggressively.
At that moment Ran Feng Ge remembered the conversion he’d had with Master Su when he had been summoned to Master Su’s study. At that time Master Su asked “Feng Ge, Ah Mo is our Su Family’s only heir. I have made a lot of enemies in my business dealings, and they are always trying to target our Su family in hopes of destroying us completely. They know they are unable to target me directly, so they have been trying to get to Ah Mo instead. You know martial arts, don’t you? If you have the time, please teach my little Ah Mo some styles so that he would be able to defend himself. And… should there ever be a time where he needs it, I hope you will be able to help protect him please?”
He remembered once he’d heard Master Su’s request, he had wiped the innocent smile he had on his face in an attempt to morph his features into one which looked more matured so as to let Master Su know he can be relied on.
Su Yi Mo did not know what was happening in Ran Feng Ge’s head, but he watched as Ran Feng Ge steeled his facial features as he had the day Ran Feng Ge first met Su Yi Mo’s father. Su Yi Mo thought that it was because Ran Feng Ge was afraid. With a cheeky smile, Su Yi Mo leaned over and pecked Ran Feng Ge on his lips and told him “Xiao Pian Zi (Little Liar), don’t be scared! I will protect you. These sorts of situations, I’ve been through them many times! There won’t be any problems.” as he tried to comfort the other boy.
“Okay.” Ran Feng Ge had already made up his mind, but he did not say anything to Su Yi Mo. Knowing Su Yi Mo’s personality, if he knew what Ran Feng Ge had planned, Su Yi Mo would never allow it.
However, no matter how optimistic Su Yi Mo was, the situation this time did not pan out as he had hoped. Two black cars had Su Yi Mo’s car sandwiched between them, taking turns ramming into the side of their car. Ah Huo stepped on the accelerator in an attempt to out run them but even with Ah Huo’s elite driving skills; he was still unable to escape.
The other party were well organized. The car behind obstructed the rest of Su Yi Mo’s bodyguards from providing any assistance.
The two children in the car sat hugging each other as they tried to protect the other from the other vehicles ramming into the side doors. Ran Feng Ge looked up at Su Yi Mo and calmly said: “Ah Mo, thank you for watching over me these past few days.”
Su Yi Mo looked at Ran Feng Ge’s serious face and could not help himself from cracking a smile at how cute his little wife was. He leaned forward and gave Ran Feng Ge another kiss: “What are you being polite for! I am the one who needs to thank you for playing with me all this while!”
Ran Feng Ge could not help but chuckle lightly before he turned to look out the windows at the persistent cars.
Ah Huo had managed to get a little ahead of the cars, looking at the road in front of them, Ran Feng Ge saw that there was a sharp bend in the road. Ah, perfect opportunity.
Su Yi Mo looked at Ran Feng Ge who had suddenly turned anxious and said: “Don’t be scared. Ah Huo has already called for assistance, what’s more, the other body guards are just at the back, they will definitely be able to catch up to us and save us!”
“Okay…” Ran Feng Ge replied a little absentmindedly before suddenly jerking his face towards Su Yi Mo. Reaching out with his small hands, Ran Feng Ge pulled at Su Yi Mo’s suit jacket, removing it as quickly as he could before reaching for the little tie next. He pulled at the tie and messed up Su Yi Mo’s pristine silk shirt. Lastly, he ripped open Su Yi Mo’s sleeves and messed up his hair.
Su Yi Mo was confused: “Little Liar, what are you doing making me look so messy?”
“Don’t mind it.” Ran Feng Ge said as he pulled himself to the door and watched the road for the right moment.
Su Yi Mo was indeed Su Yi Mo, he was an intelligent little kid and very quickly caught on to Ran Feng Ge’s train of thought in that he was going to jump out of the car and tell those people chasing them that he was Su Yi Mo instead; acting as his decoy so that Su Yi Mo would be able to get away safe and sound.
“Little Liar! I know what you are thinking, and I won’t allow it! We just need to stay here and persevere a little more, and the bodyguards will be here soon! We will definitely be alright! Don’t do anything stupid! They will never believe you are me!” Su Yi Mo yelled out as he grasped tightly onto Ran Feng Ge’s little hand.
Ran Feng Ge looked at Su Yi Mo blankly and replied “Who said I was going to jump?”
Su Yi Mo stared at Ran Feng Ge hard, he was trying to spot any signs of him lying but could not see any.
“Then, what are you opening the door for?”
“That is because I wanted to do something else.” Ran Feng Ge said as he beamed at Su Yi Mo with a face full of innocence.
With that smile, Su Yi Mo felt himself settle down, but before he could say anything else, Ran Feng Ge had used the jacket he removed from before to cover Su Yi Mo’s entire head. Before anyone could do anything, Su Yi Mo felt a firm hand push him and with a yelp he felt himself falling out the car door.
It was at this point in time that the car they were in reached the bend in the road! Next to the road was a lush green field. The cars chasing them hadn’t yet caught up to them.
Therefore, this was the perfect opportunity to push someone out of the car and said someone would still be unharmed. There was no rough asphalt to tear at the skin nor was there a hard ground to break any bones. Due to the curving road the cars behind them wouldn’t be able to accidently hit the fallen body either.
When this happened, not only did Su Yi Mo find himself confused whilst tumbling across the soft grass, Ah Huo who had been driving the car was taken aback as well, stepping on the brakes as soon as he gathered his wits back.
Ah Huo had almost yelled out “Young Master!” before Ran Feng Ge’s tiny hands covered his mouth. From behind, Ran Feng Ge’s voice said, “Don’t yell out his name. I am your young master now! The one who was pushed out was the butler’s son!”
Ah Huo’s eyes widened in horror as Ran Feng Ge quickly leaned out the back door that had been opened and stared at the various cars that had stopped the moment they saw someone fall out of their car.
At this point in time, Ran Feng Ge yelled out in a petrified voice, “That-that boy there is the young master! I am only the butler’s child! I have nothing to do with this! That boy there! That’s the young master! He’s the young master!”
By repeatedly denying that he was the young master, Ran Feng Ge acted as though he was trying to push the blame on someone innocent. As soon as he finished, Ran Feng Ge immediately looked back at Ah Huo and yelled “Drive!”
Ah Huo was stunned. Ran Feng Ge wanted him to drive away at this time and leave Su Yi Mo all alone?
“Quickly!” Ran Feng Ge whispered anxiously, “Drive now! That will let them think that I am the young master!”
Ah Huo understood his intent immediately and quickly stepped on the accelerator.
When this happened the drivers from the cars chasing them, immediately took the bait and believed that Ran Feng Ge was the true Young Master Su. If he were really just the butler’s kid, why would he be so anxious to announce his status? And why would the driver actually listen to his commands if he were merely the butler’s kid. If he lost the true young master, he wouldn’t be able to escape punishment. Being that willing to drive away that quickly meant that the one who had been tossed out of the car was the butler’s kid and the one still in the car was the young master of the Su family.
The child that had been bundled within the suit jacket and tossed out of the car tumbled across the grass field before coming to a stop. When he had been pushed out of the car by Ran Feng Ge, Su Yi Mo believed that he was actually going to die. He could not believe that Ran Feng Ge was so cold hearted, that he was willing to risk Su Yi Mo’s life!
But the moment he pulled the suit jacket off his head and righted himself on the grass field, Su Yi Mo realized the assholes who had been chasing them so fervently were not giving him any attention at all!
Little Liar did care after all!
Little Liar, even at his age knew how to use reverse psychology on those grown men!
But… But… Isn’t Little Liar in more danger now?!
Su Yi Mo snapped back to reality the moment he realized the implications of Ran Feng Ge’s actions and quickly yelled out as he chased after the black cars that were now leaving him behind, “Me! I am the true young master of the Su Family! Me! You are chasing the wrong person!”
“Oi! I am the real Young Master Su! You are really chasing the wrong person!”
“I am here! I am the real Young Master Su… Come and get me instead!”
How could two adolescent legs ever catch up to speeding cars?
Su Yi Mo chased the cars for as far as he could until he lost sights of both his family car and the assailants’ cars. Stumbling, Su Yi Mo fell onto the asphalt road, cutting up his palms and knees as he tried standing up to continue running, tears pooling and finally falling from his eyes.
“Little Liar…. Uwahhhh… Little Liar!!”
“You assholes! Come back… I am the real Young Master Su…”
“I am the real Su Yi Mo…”
Not long after, the bodyguards who had not been able to rush in with their assistance caught up with Su Yi Mo. The little boy was lying on the road, sobbing out loud as he tried to catch up with his Little Liar.
The body guards stopped their cars, and one of them stepped forward to pull Su Yi Mo up: “Young master, are you alright?”
The moment Su Yi Mo realized that help had arrived, he used the edge of his sleeves to wipe up his tears and snot before pointing in the direction where Ran Feng Ge had disappeared in: “Quickly! Little Liar is in danger!”
The bodyguards looked at each other, all of them thinking along the same lines that it was no easy feat to rescue their young master, and now he wanted to jump straight back into the fray? What if something happened, wouldn’t that just put Ran Feng Ge’s efforts to waste?
“I am ordering you! Get in the car and chase them down!”
As soon as he called that out, little Su Yi Mo rushed to the car right at the front and yanked open the car door, pulling himself in at one go, his face a look of cold determination.
At this time, Master Su had also arrived at the scene. Having gotten information that his beloved little son was involved in a car chase was enough to cause him a heart attack right then and there. Rushing out from his own car, Master Su ran up to the bodyguard’s car and only felt his heart ease up after seeing his son perfectly safe and healthy. Pulling little Su Yi Mo into his embrace, Master Su could not help muttering, “You are safe! You are safe Ah Mo. Good thing you are alright; you’ve scared daddy so badly!”
“Daddy… Little Liar… He, to save me, pretended to be me! He drew away all the bad people! Quickly! We have to go and save him! We have to go and save him please?” Su Yi Mo pleaded; his voice full of apprehension and sadness.
“Ok, ok! We will go save him right this instance!” Master Su said as he pulled Su Yi Mo with him into his own private car, “You stay here with daddy okay?”
Master Su had been really scared. There was no way he was going to be able to let his son out of his sights soon.
“Daddy! Hurry!” Su Yi Mo cried.
With his permission, the bodyguards quickly accelerated in the direction Ran Feng Ge’s car had headed.
However, as soon as they caught a glimpse of the black cars speeding in front of them, a loud explosion sounded and a car burst into flames right in the midst of all the other cars. The fireball from the car was large and reached towards the sky with thick putrid black smoke pouring out everywhere.
“Little Liar–” Su Yi Mo’s eyes burned, the car that had exploded, was the car he had been in earlier.
During his time at Su Manor, Su Yi Mo always called Ran Feng Ge “Little Liar”; it was as though this nickname meant a lot to him. Whenever he was bored with nothing to do, he would call “Little Liar” this, “Little Liar” that, to the point that he had forgotten to even ask Ran Feng Ge what his real name was.
Ran Feng Ge himself did not correct Su Yi Mo, he was his benefactor after all – he had the right to call him whatever he wanted to. Besides, Su Yi Mo’s “Little Liar” had no hidden meaning behind it, Su Yi Mo just liked to call him that.
Even after staying at Su Manor for a while now, Ran Feng Ge still didn’t know what Su Yi Mo’s full name was. He had only ever heard the servants address him as “Young Master Mo”, and so that was what he called him. On top of that, even though he followed the others and called Su Yi Mo “Young Master Mo”, Ran Feng Ge didn’t know exactly which “Mo” it was; he did not know if the Mo was the Mo in 墨水 (mo shui; calligraphy ink) or if the Mo meant something else.
After a while, Su Yi Mo forbade Ran Feng Ge from calling him “Young Master Mo”, and so it became “Ah Mo”.
The two of them had fun together. Ran Feng Ge taught Su Yi Mo how to play soccer and to have fun, while Su Yi Mo showed him how to make use of computers and technology.
Since young, Ran Feng Ge had been brought up in the military household of the Ran Family, therefore he was well-versed in his physical attributes but was bad in anything related to the arts and technology. He was able to pick things up very quickly if he was able to do it hands-on, but anything related to computers gave him a hard time because his first experience with them was when he was brought into the Su Manor.
Su Yi Mo on the other hand, had always been in the protection of numerous bodyguards; the stronger his family’s power was, the better the bodyguards around him were. He was well-versed in the arts and technology. His father, Master Su, had allowed Su Yi Mo to watch him and learn about the rise and fall of the economy. Fortunately, Su Yi Mo was a very intelligent child; he was able to pick up skills fast. Even if he didn’t understand anything his father had taught him at the start, when given a little bit of time, he would master it. But because everything related to the business world was computerized, Su Yi Mo ended up alienating himself from the real world.
However, ever since the arrival of Ran Feng Ge, the both of them were able to teach the other what they lacked. Ran Feng Ge showed Su Yi Mo how to have fun and Su Yi Mo taught Ran Feng how to navigate within the computerized world, sharing with him his limited experience about the world of business.
Day after day, the bond between the two children grew stronger and stronger.
Ran Feng Ge then was still a small-sized child. With his big black eyes, he appeared very adorable and gullible. Su Yi Mo who was two years older than him and a little taller than him was already maturing a little, his facial features morphing slowly into that of a suave gentleman.
Su Yi Mo adored Ran Feng Ge’s exceptionally adorable expressions, but what he enjoyed more was Ran Feng Ge’s face when he was serious as he showed him self-defense moves. But his absolute favorite would be when Ran Feng Ge had that huge smile on his face as he chased after Su Yi Mo, crying out, “Ah Mo, wait for me!”
And so the following exchange was very common:
“Little Liar, if I win this round, will you let me give you a kiss?”
Seeing Ran Feng Ge’s adorably small face every day made Su Yi Mo want to just take a bite out of those puffy cheeks.
“There is no way you could win against me. We have only been training for a few days.” Ran Feng Ge was confident in his skills, therefore he retorted without a moment’s hesitation.
“Little Liar, you should be saying ‘what if I win then?’,” Su Yi Mo corrected him since Ran Feng Ge didn’t answer accordingly.
“What if I win then..?” Ran Feng Ge asked again just to please the older boy, even though he knew in his heart that there was no way he could lose.
“Ooh, then if Little Liar wins, I will let you give me a kiss. How is that?” Su Yi Mo asked cheekily.
Ran Feng Ge paused to process what he had just heard before saying, “But Ah Mo! Those two are the same things!”
“How are they the same? One is me taking the initiative; the other is you taking the initiative!” Su Yi Mo explained without even batting an eyelid.
Seeing his parents kiss each other every day made Su Yi Mo want to find his own special person to kiss as well. But other than Ran Feng Ge, no one else in the house could even entice him to think about it.
“Hmm… It isn’t the same?” Ran Feng Ge asked cocking his head slightly in confusion before accepting it as it is. “Then you are correct then! Let’s do it!”
Therefore, after getting kissed by Ran Feng Ge numerous times, Su Yi Mo finally managed to score a win over Ran Feng Ge for once.
The two of them had initially started out training in the yard, where it did not hurt even if they fell to the ground. However, after numerous tumbles, both of them were soon covered in soil and dirt. Ran Feng Ge was finally pinned under Su Yi Mo’s grip. Huffing and puffing breathlessly, Ran Feng Ge surrendered, “Okay! Okay! You win, I give up. You can kiss me!”
With a mischievous grin, Su Yi Mo was over the moon at the thought that he could finally take the initiative to kiss his Little Liar!
Ran Feng Ge’s small round face was so soft, like new year’s mochi, that Su Yi Mo could not stop himself from reaching out to caress the younger boy’s cheeks, hehe Little Liar is really cute. His personality is really good too, and he’s strong. When I grow up, I want Little Liar as my wife!
Even though Su Yi Mo was a very smart kid with the ability to pick things up very quickly after only being shown something once or twice, his knowledge with matters of the heart was very immature. In his mind, as long as he liked someone, he could just marry them into the family, regardless of their opinion or gender.
Ran Feng Ge’s large eyes blinked at him with mild annoyance. “Ah Mo! Hurry!”
Su Yi Mo eyed Ran Feng Ge’s soft lips, and leaned downwards, closing the distance between their lips.
What could two young kids know about kissing? All Su Yi Mo did was place his lips against Ran Feng Ge’s for one, two, five seconds, before reluctantly moving away from them in the end.
While he was moving away from Ran Feng Ge’s lips, Su Yi Mo inadvertently bit down onto Ran Feng Ge’s bottom lip. The softness of it made Su Yi Mo’s heart skip a beat, before he lowered himself once more, nibbling on Ran Feng Ge’s bottom lip again. “Little Liar, you’re delicious!”
Seeing how happy Su Yi Mo was nibbling on his lips, Ran Feng Ge got curious on how Su Yi Mo’s lips would taste as well, and so he leaned towards the older boy, capturing the boy’s lips in his mouth. Before, when Ran Feng Ge kissed Su Yi Mo, all he did was to give him a peck on his lips, he never thought about tasting the lips – therefore this was something he had to try!
En… His lips are soft and tender, really not a bad feeling!
Both boys continued to kiss, nibble and suckle at each other’s lips for the better half of an hour before Su Yi Mo smiled at Ran Feng Ge, “Little Liar, how about I marry you as my wife?”
Shaking his head, Ran Feng Ge said, “No!”
“Why not?” Su Yi Mo asked, his lips pouting.
“Why can’t it be me who marries you?” Ran Feng Ge asked.
“Hmm.. Because… Because you don’t have money! Marrying in a wife requires money,” Su Yi Mo said after thinking for a bit.
“Then I will earn a lot of money when I grow big!” Ran Feng Ge retorted.
“But you still won’t have as much as me!”
“That’s true… The money I earn will be used to treat mama and grandpa’s illnesses. I won’t have any savings,” Ran Feng Ge muttered chewing on his fingernails.
“See! I will still have more money. Therefore, I will marry you and that’s that!”
Without waiting for a reply from Ran Feng Ge, Su Yi Mo grabbed his hand with his and pulled him towards the house. “Let’s go. Time to bathe!”
Proofreaders: Lyrick, Charlotte