FOD Chap 2.5

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Chapter 2.5

Ning Si Nian apologized, Ning Wang Shu absolutely couldn’t hear him, he just quietly looked at his father with pitch-black eyes.

Ning Si Nian hugged him tightly, using all his strength, kissing his forehead and hair whorl. It took a few minutes to temporarily pacify his rage, then he quietly asked, “Baby, tell Papa who’s really hitting you, is it Wang Ma?”

Ning Wang Shu trembled but remained silent.

Ning Si Nian hurriedly patted his back. He repeatedly questioned, but Ning Wang Shu stayed silent, so he had no choice but to appease, “Baby, don’t be afraid. Papa will protect you.” He paused, then struggled with guilt as he continued, “As long as you tell me, Papa will definitely help you punish the bad guy. But if you hide it because you’re too afraid, Papa can only make Uncle Xi Yan leave… …”

“Don’t!” Ning Wang Shu, who had been silent for ten consecutive days, shouted in panic.

Ning Si Nian’s heart trembled, he forced himself to continue interrogating, “Don’t what? Don’t throw Uncle Xi Yan out? Then tell Papa who has been hitting you, OK? If you don’t tell Papa, how can Papa protect you? You’re Papa’s only child, Papa’s treasure. Papa will never not care about you, do you know?”

He tried to slow down his tone as much as possible, enticing his son to take down the defenses around his heart.

Ning Wang Shu struggled for a long time before he whispered in a barely audible voice, “Don’t make Uncle Xi Yan go away. Wang Ma hit me, not uncle.” He finally raised his head, his tear-filled eyes looked straight at his father.

Ning Si Nian also had wet eyes, cupping his head, he repeatedly kissed him, then pulled him into his arms. His cautious treatment was like he’d recovered a long-lost treasure.

If the monitors weren’t installed, he probably would have always been kept in the dark. Who would have thought that the real culprit would be the Wang Ma who’d worked hard without complaint to raise him up? If he had driven Wei Xi Yan away, his son would’ve only fallen into a more tragic situation. His autistic symptoms would’ve also become more and more serious. Ning Si Nian’s disgust, hatred, and anger were all vented on an innocent man, while Wang Ma was uninhibited, probably secretly mocking his stupidity.

Thinking of this, Ning Si Nian’s face flushed, like he was fiercely slapped dozens of times, ashamed of his failure.

Zhou Yun Sheng saw Ning Si Nian’s embarrassed expression through the AI on his wrist, he bowed his head to avoid the pinhole camera and smiled happily. He stood up and stretched, taking off his clothes while walking towards the bathroom. But while standing under the shower head, his muscles were slightly stiff.

Zhao Jun seemed to have also installed a pinhole camera in the bathroom, and more than one, his work was really too attentive.

The corners of Zhou Yun Sheng’s mouth pulled up, and he continued nonchalantly taking a shower. Ning Si Nian was straight, he shouldn’t have an interest in peeping at men in the shower, besides, even if he let him see, what was the harm?

After playing the roles of countless villains, Zhou Yun Sheng’s shame and integrity had been eaten away hundreds of years ago.

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Ning Si Nian got the truth from his son’s mouth, then he bathed him and changed his clothes, repeatedly assuring him that Wang Ma would be driven away. Ning Wang Shu was very excited, but because of the repeated torment he’d received, he’d even forgotten how to laugh, only the corners of his mouth slightly curved. Seeing this broke Ning Si Nian’s heart.

Ning Si Nian was known as the ‘cunning fox’ in the business world, it wasn’t difficult to figure out that his son’s abuse must have a hidden ulterior motive behind it. Wang Ma has served the Ning family for a lifetime, she even worked hard without complaint to raise him up, why did her temperament change at this age? Wang Ma wasn’t a pervert, she naturally hadn’t abused his son to satisfy selfish desires, so what was her motivation?

Ning Si Nian believed that benefits were the main motivator of human activities. Wang Ma abused his son because she could benefit from it. Then who would profit from his son’s abuse and Xi Yan’s expulsion?

Ning Si Nian thought of a person, his brows fiercely wrinkled. If it was her, things might be even more complicated than he thought.

The father and son stayed in the room, affectionate for a long time, finally getting back a little bit of the former warmth and harmony in their interactions. At this time, the bedroom door opened, and Zhao Xin Fang came in carrying a bag. She said in an exhausted tone, “Si Nian, Wang Ma called you guys down to eat. I’ll change my clothes first, you don’t have to wait for me.”

Ning Si Nian promised, holding his son, he walked down to the dining room and saw a young man sitting upright in the corner, his hair wet. Ning Si Nian gently said, “Why didn’t you blow dry your hair before coming down?”

Isn’t your concern coming out too late? Zhou Yun Sheng’s heart lightly ridiculed, but he reddened his cheeks slightly, pretending to be startled and lowering his head.

Ning Si Nian let out a helpless sigh, but didn’t dare scold him again, afraid to scare him. In the past, Wei Xi Yan always avoided his gaze, he just thought that the other man had a guilty conscience, but now he knew that it was because of shyness. His childhood tragedy caused him to seal his heart.… the same as his son.

Thinking of this, Ning Si Nian’s heart softened. He inwardly vowed that from now on, he would take good care of the younger man, and never let him bear the slightest grievances again.

Wang Ma was very surprised by Ning Si Nian’s sudden attitude change, she almost dropped the dishes. Zhao Xin Fang also coincidently walked in at this time, the two women quickly glanced at each other.

The atmosphere at dinner was very subtle. Ning Wang Shu obediently nested in his father’s embrace, eating his dinner, his gleaming eyes occasionally looking towards his Xiao Shu, brimming with tranquility and happiness inside. Zhou Yun Sheng ate by himself, and after finishing his meal, he headed back to his room, his head lowered, avoiding looking at anyone.

“Is baby full? Come with Papa to the study to read.” Ning Si Nian saw that his son refused to touch the spoon again, so he slowly helped him wipe his mouth.

Ning Wang Shu nodded, his eyes slightly bright. He was actually very afraid that his father would hand him to Wang Ma again.

Ning Si Nian kissed his son and carried him upstairs.

Ning Wang Shu has always been very clever and quiet, he’ll happily play with a set of building bricks for several hours. Ning Si Nian sat him on his lap, then spread building blocks over the huge desk, letting him play as he stared at the monitor.

In the room across the corridor, Zhou Yun Sheng was lying on the bed, wearing a large white shirt without any pants. Swaying his pair of long, white legs, he leisurely looked at a picture album while staring at the AI. He’d really enjoyed watching Ning Si Nian’s face go through those phases of realization, but he was looking forward to Zhao Xin Fang and Wang Ma’s wonderful performance even more.

After making sure Ning Si Nian had really left, Zhao Xin Fang put down her chopsticks and asked, “Wang Ma, you didn’t complete the task today?”

“I was playing cards with my sisters today and forgot the time. Tomorrow, I’ll definitely do it for you tomorrow.” Wang Ma replied in a low voice.

“Hurry up! Every time I see Wei Xi Yan, I feel uneasy. Also, be more ruthless, you’d better turn that little bastard into an idiot, anyway, you have Wei Xi Yan for a scapegoat, what are you afraid of?” Zhao Xin Fang urged, then seemed to feel very amused, she even chuckled.

Wang Ma nodded repeatedly, “Ay, I got it. Then the money we agreed on beforehand….”

“As long as Wei Xi Yan gets kicked out, I’ll immediately call you. If the little bastard becomes an idiot, I’ll add another half a million.” Zhao Xin Fang generously promised.

Wang Ma was unable to contain her joy, repeatedly promising to complete the task tomorrow.

They were totally unaware that inside the flower vase on the dining table, a pinhole camera was hidden. Their expressions, actions, and dialogue were all converted into image data and transferred to the computer screen.

Sitting in front of the computer, Ning Si Nian’s face had already been completely distorted, his eyes burning with angry flames. Although he had guessed it was the two women, after truly hearing them, he was itching to dismember them into ten thousand pieces!

Ning Wang Shu keenly sensed his mood change and started trembling.

At this, Ning Si Nian snapped out of it, then exhausted all his efforts to suppress his fury. He kissed the top of his son’s head, his lowered eyes contemplating. Zhao Xin Fang harmed his son to clear out an obstacle for her future children, he could infer this, but for what purpose did she desperately want to kick Xi Yan out? Xi Yan’s parents left him a huge inheritance, he really didn’t care about the Ning family’s property.

It could be said that his eyes and heart were only focused on painting, there were no secular things. How could he obstruct Zhao Xin Fang?

Ning Si Nian guessed that there might be an even deeper reason behind it.

Time unknowingly passed while he was pondering, so when he finally snapped out of it, Ning Wang Shu was already lying asleep on the table. Ning Si Nian carried him back to his room, gently covered him with a quilt, kissed his forehead, and sat quietly. After a long while, he closed the door and left.

Zhao Jun had escorted Wang Ma to the study, they were currently waiting for him.

“Wang Ma, you’ve gotten older, go home tonight.” Ning Si Nian sat in the leather chair and got straight to the point.

“These old arms and legs can still last a few more years. Plus, with the baby being harmed like that, I’ll feel so anxious if I just leave ah. Si Nian, I know you’re worried about me, but I’m even more worried for you and the baby. In my eyes, you guys are no different than my own children and grandchildren.” Wang Ma spoke while shedding tears, but in reality, her heart was slamming wildly.

Ning Si Nian sneered, “If half a million can persuade you to kill your own grandchildren, I really don’t dare accept these feelings.”

Wang Ma turned pale with fright, she stammered to form an explanation, but saw the man turn the computer’s screen around, on it was the scene of her and Zhao Xin Fang whispering.

Realizing that it would be impossible to dispute, Wang Ma spilled the beans about how Zhao Xin Fang’s affair was accidentally seen by Wei Xi Yan, and how she colluded with her to drive him out. Then she started reminiscing about the past, trying to use warmth to move the furious man.

Zhao Xin Fang, Qian Yu … … Ning Si Nian chewed over these two names, his deep eyes slowly turned red with rage.

“Wang Ma got up at night for a drink of water, but tripped on the stairs and broke her legs. I felt distressed for her, and let her recuperate in the hospital for several months. This matter, help me arrange it, OK?” He looked straight at Zhao Jun.

Even Zhao Jun, who’d walked through battlefields, couldn’t help but feel intimidated by his sinister eyes. After he stabilized his mood, he immediately took out a syringe and stabbed it into Wang Ma’s neck.

Wang Ma’s eyes rolled over, then she fell unconscious to the ground.

Zhao Jun circled around Wang Ma twice, then unhurriedly broke her left leg. The crisp sound could make someone’s scalp grow numb. But Ning Si Nian felt it wasn’t enough, lightly saying, “The right leg too.”

Zhao Jun did according to his words and broke Wang Ma’s two legs. Then he carried her on his shoulders, found no one in the corridor, then quietly left.

Ning Si Nian stood up and walked to the French window to smoke. He caught a glimpse of the monitoring tool that was still on, and his eyes flashed. Wei Xi Yan was unwittingly lying in bed, asleep, wearing only a large white shirt, his smooth, white legs unconsciously curled up, his toes restlessly twitching. He was clearly being blown by the cold air-conditioned wind.

This guy really couldn’t take care of himself.

Ning Si Nian sighed, pinched off the cigarette and quietly walked to the youth’s room. A picture album was scattered on the bed, after putting it back into the bookcase, he reached out and gently adjusted his sleeping position. Then he covered him with a thin quilt and slightly increased the air conditioning temperature.

The teenager mumbled, burying his delicate face in the soft pillow and yearningly rubbing against it, this motion was extremely cute.

Ning Si Nian stared blankly for a bit, then he leaned over to mutter into his ear, “Good night Xi Yan, and, I’m sorry….”

After he left, the room sounded an almost inaudible chuckle.

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Annonymous
Annonymous
2 months ago

Ho-ho😏
He really is a devil! Why do i think later on si nia would pounce on xi yan? If that happen then.. i’m good with it!

N.O.
N.O.
7 months ago

Me chanting:Bend the ml,bend the ml

Xian Yi Xi
Xian Yi Xi
1 year ago

Am i the only one not ok with this…….. i mean, it looks like the step brother gonna be the MC seme in this life which i am ok with. I don’t have problem with Step-brother or Single father……. it just i was hoping MC to like someone other than ML (like Zhao Jun 😎) just like the 1st story…….also i still can’t get over how fast it ended…… for me, for Us. I still miss DXL

Cass🌙
Cass🌙
7 months ago
Reply to  Xian Yi Xi

I’m really taking comfort in him saying he sleep for years and allowed the love to dull. This is almost a different MC in my eyes.

Sunshine
Sunshine
6 months ago
Reply to  Xian Yi Xi

They aren’t really step bros tho, is just ml’s parents asking him to take care of orphan mc

Alren
Alren
1 year ago

ZYS is a straightbender

Drenlith
Drenlith
1 year ago

villains are this easily revealed? just… like this? (・・?)
And he’s also bending this straight ML? RIP, FL u gonna be a single dog.

Zezeze
Zezeze
1 year ago
Reply to  Drenlith

Eh, as God once said:
“If you do your job right, no one will know you did anything at all.”

Wolf
Wolf
2 years ago

.°(ಗдಗ。)°. No no I wanted a little wolf cub to be raised! My hopes are dashed

marilena
marilena
1 year ago
Reply to  Wolf

then read the novel “The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System “

LG
LG
1 year ago
Reply to  Wolf

Read the arc where it’s ZYS’s first time as royalty aHaha

RumorFoster
RumorFoster
2 years ago

Wei is way too hot!! 🌋🌋🌋

Iroko
Iroko
2 years ago
Reply to  RumorFoster

Eyy I see your pun!~

test
test
11 months ago
Reply to  Iroko

?? wdym

Angel
Angel
1 month ago
Reply to  test

Maybe “Wei” translates to something hot,volcano, you know…. just something like hot in English.. I don’t really know, this is just what I guessed.

Aaaa
Aaaa
1 month ago
Reply to  test

Way = Wei

Navleu
Navleu
2 years ago

That woman got what she deserved!

Hmm, is ZYS flirting with the stepbrother?!

Thanks for the chapter!

Lupine_xyz
Lupine_xyz
2 years ago

I’m reading 2 years after this was translated. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be commenting at this stage because of this, but I have to say:

This arc really stunned me… it’s so sensitive and tender, I can physically feel it in my chest… how the author managed to portray these themes – autism, child abuse, and the amazing ways that art can express such complex feelings, or grasp at the heart of a kindred soul… the descriptions were so vivid and sympathetically written, but also hit the nail right on the head.
They were tangible… but, I feel it in a “good” way – the emotions spoken of, they’re pouring out of me formed by streams of saltwater.

Especially this passage:
“Ning Nian let out a helpless sigh, but didn’t scold him again, afraid to scare him. The past Wei Xiyan always avoided his eyes, he
thought the other just had a guilty conscience, but now he knew that it was because of shyness. His childhood tragedy caused him
to close his mind … … the same as his son.
Thinking of this, Ning Si Nian’s heart softened. He secretly vowed that he would take good care of the young boy in the future, and
never let him have the slightest grievances.”

I’m probably gushing a bit too extensively, but even so, a belated thank you for these wonderful translations – I came here for an interesting-looking story with some juicy BL as a lovely bonus, but ended up with this gem of an arc.

Jack Nathaniel Mikhail
Jack Nathaniel Mikhail
2 years ago

Fappalicious!
Thank you!

chospectra
chospectra
3 years ago

The little devil *smirk

jo12kspj
jo12kspj
3 years ago

he is a master at seducing! :O such a teaser… my heart would not survive. :O

gasanechi
gasanechi
3 years ago

Such a tease!~

Vivian
Vivian
3 years ago

Ahhhhh I freakin love how manipulative he is. Such an adorable adorable uke

DMag
DMag
4 years ago

Pffft you lil smexy devil yunsheng fufufu

I LOVE YOU.

Trash
Trash
4 years ago

It’s a daddy this time I realize. A daddy. A hot rich daddy. Damn.

Classic uke item: The Oversized White Shirt
Works errytime hehe

tixtox
tixtox
4 years ago

i don’t get why xinfeng wants so desperately for wxy to get kicked out even after all of ch 2? please help

CloudySkySadMoon
CloudySkySadMoon
4 years ago
Reply to  tixtox

coz Xiyan saw her with her boyfriend. She got scared that he’d tell Ning.

chensha
chensha
4 years ago

how i love this guy xDD

YanGP
YanGP
4 years ago

You manupulative minx! Male minx! Hot damn sexy minx! *tries to stop nosebleed at the image of Yunsheng in only a baggy shirt with no pantsu*

Jiii
Jiii
4 years ago

*blushing* is the ning guy the same with du guy??? How I wish they are one….

Rex
Rex
2 years ago
Reply to  Jiii

Me too, I can’t get over with the du guy *cry*