The Taming of the Ruffian Hero - Chapter 229
Chapter 229 A Lot of Things Happened, but the Mountain and the Sun Are Still There
The prison in the small town.
Chen Yuanxi and Mo Qian were arranged to meet in a separate room.
“Unexpectedly, uncle Hong Xuan and Zhang Dong worked together, and they could only make Luo Yang was sentenced to death. You can still wait for further investigation,” Chen Yuanxi said with a smile, “Old friend, long time no see.”
In front of Chen Yuanxi, Mo Qian, once rich and glorious, was still wearing his glasses of silver frame, whose both sides had been badly worn. In prison, he had no chance to silver it.
“Are you here to say goodbye to me?” asked Mo Qian.
“No, I’m here to let you say goodbye to yourself,” said Chen Yuanxi.
“What should I call you?” asked Mo Qian.
“Chen Yuan Xi.”
“We can’t go back. So if you have anything to say, just say it.”
“I’ll give you a chance to tell me the story between uncle Hong Xuan and you. I’m afraid no one will listen to it. If you don’t need this opportunity, it’s best.” Chen Yuanxi said with a smile.
Mo Qian scrutinized him for a long time, and nodded thoughtfully.
Mo Qian held his cheeks, and quietly looked out of the window, as if he were a teenage girl now. The spring light turned into the summer night, and the autumn wind turned into the winter snow.
“I don’t have a long story. Hong Xuan and I met in the army. He was an engineer and I was in the civil service. We both liked drinking very much and had a lot of capacity for liquor. We often competed with each other when we were free. Hong Xuan always thought that I was strange, but he still regarded me as his brother.” There was a smile on Mo Qian’s face when he said.
“Later, Hong Xuan was selected to join the secret service team and went to the mountain area for support. Once he went, he had to stay there for half a year. I waited and waited. Finally, I couldn’t help writing a letter to him. Maybe I said something I shouldn’t have said. It was funny that Hong Xuan, who was carrying out the task, even had no right to check his own letter, so the letter fell into Lin Ziwei’s hands. Then I was transferred to another county by Lin Ziwei.” Mo Qian’s face was then gloomy.
Chen Yuanxi had never seen such a Mo Qian, whose face looked like the changing four seasons.
“I’m the only one who knows what I’ve done. The rest of the year was like a nightmare. I was finally assigned to Tianfu Village. Finally, I could get close to Hong Xuan again. But Lin Ziwei assigned Hong Xuan and me to different villages. Every time I invited Hong Xuan to drink, I had to walk 30 kilometers of the mountain road. I worked hard and I didn’t care anything. Eventually, I was only 10 kilometers away from Hong Xuan. Although Hong Xuan was busy, we still were brothers and he also visited me from time to time.”
“Together, we were in the wild under heavy rain, shouting and singing revolutionary songs. Together, we drank while enjoying the sunset and discussed our life plans. Chen Yuanxi, do you know what it means to enjoy wine and songs while we can, for life is short. Do you know what it means to time is similar to the dew in the morning and too much has passed? I was getting closer and closer to him, and finally, I was officially assigned to the countryside. But your father moved me away again…”
“Almost everyone knew that there was internal strife caused by a woman between Lin Ziwei and Chen Tianjiao. Deng Yifei is my cousin, so I knew the whole story. I knew my chance was here. I surrendered myself to Chen Tianjiao, and formally entered the countryside to work. Lin Ziwei had no ability to transfer me anymore. But Chen Tianjiao’s working style was… different from Lin Ziwei’s… Hong Xuan and I couldn’t be as honest and open to each other as before. Chen Tianjiao secretly asked someone to persuade Hong Xuan’s parents to arrange Hong Xuan’s marriage. How could such a person like his wife deserve Hong Xuan? But Hong Xuan is a filial son, and he agreed to marry the woman his parents chose! After she married Hong Xuan and gave birth to Hong Yan, she stopped working for Chen Tianjiao, and I… had no more reason to approach Hong Xuan…”
“When we had our last drink, Hong Xuan advised me to leave Chen Tianjiao. I agreed.”
“I resigned and went into business, but Chen Tianjiao tried to make Deng Yifei’s younger brother marry my younger sister. I have only one sister in my life, and her happiness is in my hands.”
“Chen Tianjiao later gave me policy support. I secretly set up my own organization. Chen Yuanxi, I hate both Lin Ziwei and Chen Tianjiao! But I hate Lin Ziwei first! I was going to destroy both of your families. I wanted to destroy them by myself day and night! What did I do wrong? I, Mo Qian, neither did things stealthily nor had illicit relations with women. I worked hard and devoted myself to my work. I just accidentally revealed that I like Hong Xuan in my letter. Because of that, your father stopped me from seeing Hong Xuan again and again! I didn’t expect too much! I didn’t care if Hong Xuan got married! I just hoped that Hong Xuan and I could sincerely treat each other. I just wanted to drink with him, talk horse with him, and sing revolutionary songs with them for a lifetime! Did I do something wrong? I promised Hong Xuan to resign and go into business. I wanted to be an innocent businessman. I thought that in this way, I could… get closer to him. But can I? Since I did the first thing Chen Tianjiao asked me to do, I dared not face Hong Xuan again! I dared not hear him say his ideal, and his ambition! I dared not hear him sing anymore!” “Chen Tianjiao and Lin Ziwei have competed with each other openly and secretly for more than 20 years. For more than 20 years, my hands have been covered with the blood of those who died on my hands. I saw him and Lin Ziwei help farmers in the countryside plant rice seedlings, but I dared not look at him again.”
“When I knew him again, he was He Fu who has betrayed me! We stayed in the same room for three days. I hadn’t had such an opportunity for decades. But the one he wanted to kill most was me…”
Chen Yuanxi smiled silently, feeling his throat was dry.
“Chen Yuanxi, if Hong Xuan hadn’t treated you as his own son, if he hadn’t loved you very much, you would have died countless times in my hand, wouldn’t have returned to the Chen Family alive, and wouldn’t have set up your own forces overseas! When you investigated me, I naturally would fight back. But when you investigated Chen Tianjiao, I would help you! Otherwise, Zhu Hui would have already died! Do you think, according to my ability, I would keep her alive so that you can found her?” With tears in his eyes, Mo Qian smiled miserably.
“Even so, does my father have to die? What’s wrong with my mother? What’s wrong with… Zhao Yuan? What’s wrong with his father, his mother, and those who died for them?” Chen Yuanxi could not help but burst into tears.
“So, Wanxin, who just had been spoiled, has been brought into contact with the Mo Family by you since high school and has become arrogant! So, when my two fathers had the opportunity to reconcile and agree not to interfere in the affairs of each other in the next life, you deliberately provoked dissension between Wanxin and me at the right time! So why did you keep me alive? Why did you not kill me?” Chen Yuanxi cried out.
“I naturally wanted to protect those Hong Xuan wanted to protect,” said Mo Qian coldly.
“Did you love those Hong Xuan loved? He respected my adoptive father and went through fire and water for him. He respected my biological mother and raised me with her since I was very young. However, one was killed by you and the other’s whereabouts were unknown! He loved his career and the people my adoptive father regarded as belief! But you’ve done a lot of harm to the countryside and people! His beloved wife and daughter…”
“I did nothing harmful to his wife and daughter! Chen Tianjiao had wanted to, but I stopped him!” Mo Qian said angrily.
“You let a woman in her fifties be widowed, and let a daughter in her twenties lose her fathers. Does that mean you didn’t hurt them?” Chen Yuanxi sneered.
“What did you say?” Hearing that, Mo Qian was shocked and changed his face, like being struck by lightning. He looked straight at Chen Yuanxi with his eyes wide open.
“He has committed suicide,” said Chen Yuanxi.
“Don’t try to lie to me!” Mo Qian stood up excitedly, and two guards rushed up to press him down.
“You have seen the video and letters that uncle Hong Xuan recorded and wrote to report you. Do you think that what he has done means that he didn’t report the case to the security authorities and wanted to get away with murder? Do you think uncle Hong Xuan could still live without guilty after doing so many things? It’s funny that you, the most damned man, are still alive!” Chen Yuanxi smiled coldly and threw a local newspaper which reported that He Fu had died on the table.
Mo Qian suddenly seemed to have aged countless years. He lowered his back, took off his glasses, and stroked it slowly.
The muscles on Chen Yuanxi’s face twitched a little, and then he slowly showed a smile on his face.
“Mo Qian, you love your family, right? So in those days, you helped Chen Tianjiao to do evil for your sister! But you also love your daughter, don’t you?” Chen Yuanxi smiled.
“How do you know?”
“It seems that you didn’t mention the dancer in that bar in your story just now, did you? You played with her for half a year and then abandoned her. She later became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. But when you knew it, she had already left with your daughter. You were capable, but you couldn’t find them and you even didn’t know that your daughter was near!” Chen Yuanxi sharply said that as he threw a paternity test paper to Mo Qian.
It showed that the probability of parent-child relationship between Zhang An’an and Mo Qian was 99.999%.
“Zhang An’an? My daughter? Zhang An’an? Which Zhang An’an?” Mo Qian asked in a trembling voice.
Then a few photos taken on that crazy and helpless night were thrown to Mo Qian. What followed was several newspapers more than a year ago, whose headlines were made up of all the insulting words to the female star.
“How do you feel? You haven’t done your duty of being a father for more than 20 years, leading your only daughter to wander around with her mother and to be adopted by Boss Zhang and become a tool for revenge! Finally, you looked at her with your own eyes when she was raped by several men at the same time! Mo Qian, how poor An’an is! God should have punished you! However, it was she who has suffered! The only man she loves most also died because Luo Yang wanted to kill Zheng Kai. Now she is living in a strange country with your granddaughter. Mo Qian, please tell me whether An’an is innocent?”
Mo Qian suddenly remembered that when he went to Boss Zhang’s house, he once saw a little girl looking at him and asking her father, “Dad, who is he?”
“This is uncle Mo.”
The little girl burst into tears and ran into the house.
At that time, he thought that the little girl was familiar. It turned out that he saw part of himself on her.
If he had gone further at that time, what would happen…
But there were no more ifs. He had only met her twice in his life…
“That dancing girl hated you all her life, and Zhang An’an also hates you all her life. Boss Zhang, who was forced to join the Mo Family by you with all means, hates you all his life. Even Hong Xuan hated you all his life, until he died.” Chen Yuanxi said calmly.
Mo Qian suddenly hugged his head and burst into tears. But he could only open his mouth and could not make a sound.
“I only ask you one thing. Don’t let anyone know that I’m An’an’s father.” Mo Qian said in a low voice at the end.
“Hong Xuan, my mind of my whole life and my life…”
A month later, people of the prison said that Mo Qian had confessed all his crimes. What he had done was recorded in detail and then sealed forever.
Another half a month later, people of the prison said that Mo Qian had committed suicide in prison. Before he died, he left a note, decided to donate his body, and asked someone to send several videos to Chen Yuanxi.