Chapter 34: A New Life – My Son, Your Name is An Yang!

On September 12, 2020, Posted by , In Ti Shen, tagged in ,, , With 6 Comments

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!”

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!”

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Chapter 33: Mayhem – Death – Separation

On August 16, 2020, Posted by , In Ti Shen, tagged in ,, , With 8 Comments

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.

 

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Translator: Jypoonie
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Chapter 32: Mayhem – His First Time as a Body Double

On July 13, 2020, Posted by , In Ti Shen, tagged in ,, , With 6 Comments

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.

“Really?”

“Of course.”

“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.

“Okay! Okay!”

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.

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Chapter 31: Origins – I Want Little Liar as My Wife!

On March 22, 2020, Posted by , In Ti Shen, tagged in ,, , With 9 Comments

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!”

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Chapter 30: Origins – Let Him Stay!

On February 22, 2020, Posted by , In Ti Shen, tagged in ,, , With 7 Comments

Chapter 30: Origins – Let Him Stay!

[TN: Su Yi Mo as a child was also addressed as Au Yi Mo]

“My mama… It’s not that she doesn’t want me… She is just sick, very sick… That’s why she cannot recognize me…” Ran Feng Ge muttered softly, “… and I don’t have the money to treat my mama and grandpa, that’s why… that’s why… the only way… the only way to get money was…”

Su Yi Mo blinked rapidly for a few seconds, understanding coming over him: “So, all you still want is just money!”

Ran Feng Ge squeezed his fingers into fists, looking up at Au Yi Mo apologetically: “I am so sorry…”

“Forget it…” Su Yi Mo said after seeing how guilty the cute little Ran Feng Ge looked, those big black eyes full of guilt and sincerity, there was no way he could bring himself to be mean to Ran Feng Ge any longer. Little Su Yi Mo was about to ask Ran Feng Ge for his name when his daddy pushed open the door, stepping inside to say: “Ah Mo, your mummy is on the phone waiting for you!”

“Really?” Su Yi Mo turned and ran towards his father, hugging his leg as he took the mobile phone over from his father’s hands, “Mummy!”

The voice on the other end of the line was saying something, something that made little Su Yi Mo very happy as he nodded his head quickly, his lips forming into an ecstatic smile as he cooed: “Okay, then I’ll accompany daddy to go pick you up tomorrow!” Master Su looked at how happy his beloved son was on the phone and smiled before turning to observe the boy lying on the bed.

Bright curious eyes, cute, and mischievous looking, no matter how he looked at him, the boy in the bed did not look like someone who was able to scheme.

Ran Feng Ge was a very intelligent little boy, with just a single look at the older man who had stepped into the room, he was able to deduce that this man was that older brother’s father, therefore, this meant that this man standing before him was the head of the house… That means he would be able to help me!

Thinking up to this point, Ran Feng Ge quickly scrambled out from the bed he had been lying on, acting like an adult, and made his way to the older man. Giving the older man a deep bow, using his most polite voice, Ran Feng Ge said: “Sir, nice to meet you. I have a request to ask from you, if you would give me a chance to explain myself.”

Master Su looked at the little boy before him with perfect mannerism. He had to force the chuckle bubbling up in his chest down as he placed a serious expression on his face.

“… And what is it that you would like to request from me?” Master Su asked curiously.

Ran Feng Ge felt his confidence build as he looked at how earnest the older man was treating him: “Firstly, I would like to apologize for causing all the trouble and inconvenience due to my unruly act before – I apologize sincerely.”

“Secondly, I would like to thank you for calling a physician to attend to me when I was sick – thank you very much!”

“Lastly, I would like to explain who I am. My name is Ran Feng Ge, my grandfather is Ran Cheng, I believe you must have heard of what has happened to my family…”

Speaking till here, Ran Feng Ge’s confidence fell as quickly as his eyes to the ground.

On the other hand, Master Su could not believe what he heard, his eyes widening in shock at the newly acquired information – Ran Cheng?! All the rumours and news that had been going around with regards to the famous G city’s superintendent, Ran Cheng?! This is his grandson?!

“Both my grandfather and mother are sick and are currently hospitalized. As a child, I am unable to work nor am I able to raise enough money to fund their treatments… That is why I could only come up with such a childish method to raise funds… However, you can rest assured Sir, I will definitely repay everything to you!” Ran Feng Ge had started out strongly, trying to impress the older man before him, but he could not help the defeated tone in his voice as he muttered out his last sentence, “That is… I can only… I will definitely repay you in full when I grow up…”

“Sir, will you please lend me some money now?”

At this moment, Ah Yi who had been out gathering information on Ran Feng Ge had just slipped into the room to update his master about the little boy before them. Just as he was leaving, he could not stop himself from looking at Ran Feng Ge sadly.

Hearing both sets of information, Master Su felt his heart wrench for the little boy before him – what he had said was true. He had of course heard of what had happened to Ran Cheng and his family; his two sons had been thrown in jail, Ran Feng Ge had not mentioned anything about his uncles because he did not know what exactly had happened to his beloved uncles. To have had such a big tragedy thrust upon his little body at such a young age, and yet he was still able to stand on his own to try and seek out remedies.

The old saying of losing people during hard times always rang true.

The moment the Ran Family’s situation turned, people who were able and willing to lend a helping hand would have decreased drastically. To force a young child of his age to try and take matters into his small hands to try and gather money to help out the family was very dangerous and very naïve.

Out of curiosity, Master Su asked: “And what about your father?”

Hearing this, Ran Feng Ge gritted his teeth, biting down on his lips hard, his fists tight, knuckles becoming white. Because of how long Ran Feng Ge was taking to answer, Master Su had thought he was not going to get an answer.

“He’s dead!” came the answer finally.

If it had not been for that bad man, nothing bad would have happened to my family.

Since he had always been non-existent in his life, Ran Feng Ge decided that it was better for him to die off completely in his heart.

Su Yi Mo who had just finished talking to his mummy on the phone, caught the last bit of Ran Feng Ge’s conversation with his daddy, the three words that had sounded – He’s dead! – made Su Yi Mo run back into the room quickly, only to see Ran Feng Ge with a very miserable expression on his face.

Making his way quickly over to his new younger brother, “Little liar, don’t cry…” Su Yi Mo said as he grabbed onto Ran Feng Ge’s hands.

Raising his head to look at Su Yi Mo, his bottom lips on the verge of bleeding from how hard he had been biting onto them, tears collecting at the corner of his eyes as he returned the grip on Su Yi Mo’s hands: “I am not crying!”

“Daddy!” Su Yi Mo turned and looked at his father, his eyes screaming Let him stay! Please let him stay! Please!!

Master Su felt his heart melt as he looked upon both boys before him. Ran Feng Ge was still a child but he was mature beyond his years even though his methods were still a little childish. He was more than willing to adopt him so that he could accompany his beloved little son, however, Ran Feng Ge was not an orphan, all he wanted was to raise funds for his family.

Looking at his son’s expectant look, Master Su could only think of the consequences of accepting Ran Feng Ge into his family – he would be an extra link for others to use to harm his son Ah Mo. But because of the family’s overly-suspicious behavior, Ah Mo had to suffer all these years of not having any close friends. It was hard for Ah Mo to actively seek out something for his own pleasure instead of thinking of the family’s opinion, to let this opportunity to make his son happy pass was indeed quite regretful.

“The medical fees for you grandfather and your mother, I will settle it for you. I will also hire professional caregivers to watch over them. I do not need you to repay me anything, all I ask from you is that you accompany my son until they recover. How does that sound?” Master Su asked as he got down on his knees in front of Ran Feng Ge, his hand resting on the head of Ran Feng Ge as he messed up the little boy’s hair, “I am willing to use all that money in exchange for you accompanying my son.”

Ran Feng Ge’s eyes shone bright: “Really?”

All he needed to do was accompany the older boy and he would be able to earn all that money. Even though Ran Feng Ge felt guilty for taking advantage of other people’s kindness he couldn’t help but wish for all of this to be true.

“Of course it is real! My daddy is the best!” Su Yi Mo exclaimed excitedly as he pulled Ran Feng Ge into a hug, “Now you don’t have to go! This is so awesome!”

Ran Feng Ge allowed himself to be dragged about by Su Yi Mo, but he still didn’t forget to turn around and give his thanks to Master Su.

Master Su watched the two boys run about happily into the adjoining room before righting himself. A mysterious smile forming on his lips.

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