TN: bonus chapter!💕
“What are you looking at?”
Just as Tao Mu was secretly eating melons online, Li Xiaoheng came over with a cup of warm water and medicine.
“Looking at the gossip on the Internet.” Tao Mu put his phone aside, took the water and medicine, and gulped it down gloomily. Then he watched in amazement as Li Xiaoheng took out a piece of milk candy from his pocket and handed it to him.
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Tao Mu: “???”
Li Xiaoheng explained warmly, “Gou Rixin told me that you hate taking medicine.”
So you just use candy to coax me? Tao Mu looked at Li Xiaoheng speechlessly, did this guy take him for a child?
“Everyone hates taking medicine. I just hate it more.” Tao Mu explained seriously. Grabbing the milk candy on Li Xiaoheng’s palm, peeled off the beautiful candy wrapper, and put the oval brown milk candy with a rich milky fragrance into his mouth.
The thick and mellow milk-sweet taste spread from the tip of the tongue, and feeling the round and silky taste and curvature of the milk candy, Tao Mu suddenly thought out loud: “Why was this brand of milk candy all oval, not square or rectangle?”
Li Xiaoheng looked at Tao Mu fixedly: “Because the oval shape does not have clear edges and corners like a square or a rectangle, and it is not too smooth like a circle. It probably wants to adhere to the principle of being a circle outwardly and a square inwardly.”
Tao Mu looked away: “…..According to you, the most principled would probably be the Chinese bronze coins. Now that is an authentic outer circle with an inner square.”
Li Xiaoheng chuckled and said: “Money is of course very principled. Otherwise, there would not be so many people who regard wealth as an important criterion for measuring a person’s success. And it is the same in ancient and modern China and abroad.”
Tao Mu raised his eyebrows, he had a feeling that there was something in Li Xiaoheng’s words, and it had a lot of meaning.
The atmosphere suddenly quieted down. Tao Mu was thinking about what to say, but Li Xiaoheng had already taken the initiative to strike up another topic: “…..By the way, do you know that your FlyNews.com Lawyer Zhou is investigating one by one with the indictment and lawyer’s letter the netizens who slandered you online——to be more precise, he is calling the guardians of Shen Yu’s fans who are over the age of fourteen but under the age of eighteen and who wantonly spread rumors about your drug use on the Internet?”
For Lawyer Zhou, who had always been ruthless and black-hearted, this was probably the first time he had encountered such a business as a fan vs. anti war. Knowing that even if he sent out lawyer’s letters and won the lawsuit, he wouldn’t earn much lawyer’s commission——it was not like he could really have those children go to jail if they couldn’t pay the fines. But Zhou Shenxing couldn’t bear the fact that he had worked hard for several days and was likely to not get any money out of it. In anger, Zhou Shenxing actually took the indictment list and called the fans’ parents in order. From the perspective of law and money, he warned the fans’ parents to discipline their children well. By the way, he also strongly criticized the malicious behavior of these children who did not study well during school and went online to spread false rumors about other people’s drug use.
“…..Tao Mu, as the founder of FlyNews.com, is also a partner of Xiaoheng Capital. His personal image is closely related to the corporate image. The behavior of your son/daughter directly caused FlyNews.com’s economic losses to exceed XXX. Since your child is too young and ignorant, FlyNews.com will not hold your child to legal responsibility this time. But as a lawyer representing FlyNews.com and a normal-thinking adult, I sincerely hope that you can discipline your own children. If this kind of thing happens again next time, we will not tolerate it at FlyNews.com…..”
Li Xiaoheng even vividly recited what Zhou Shenxing warned those parents in front of Tao Mu. Hearing this, Tao Mu was stunned. However, when he thought about it, he felt that with Zhou Shenxing’s temperament, it would not be surprising he would do such a thing.
“Lawyer Zhou did a very good job this time. I’ll give him a bonus when I go back.” Tao Mu thought about it and could only say this.
Li Xiaoheng smiled and said, “This Lawyer Zhou is really good.”
However, Li Xiaoheng didn’t really want to discuss Lawyer Zhou’s person with Tao Mu. He was just using this pretext to talk to Tao Mu.
“Did you just follow the gossip of the Shen family?” After laughing, Li Xiaoheng calmly continued to look for other topics.
Tao Mu responded and thanked him: “I’ve been busy filming these days, and I didn’t pay much attention to the Internet. Thank you for helping me solve the problem this time.” Drug addiction had a particularly great impact on entertainment artists. Fortunately, FlyNews.com and Li Xiaoheng responded in a timely manner. Otherwise, it was likely that Tao Mu would not be able to explain it in the future. He didn’t want to have such a blemish inexplicably.
“It’s my duty.” Li Xiaoheng said: “We are partners. But I suggest that if you want to clarify this matter thoroughly, it is best to do an official inspection, and then publish the inspection results directly.”
Tao Mu thought this was a great idea. At least the source of the rumors could be completely solved. He thought about it and said, “I’ll ask brother Gou to accompany me to the police station for an inspection later.”
Li Xiaoheng said, “I’ll accompany you there. I’ll drive you.”
Tao Mu glanced at Li Xiaoheng: “Then I’ll trouble you.”
“It’s my honor to be able to serve you.” Li Xiaoheng bowed to Tao Mu with a special gentleman’s bow and said in English.
Tao Mu smiled, and accompanied by Li Xiaoheng, went to the police station for blood and urine tests. Accompanying them were two reporters from FlyNews Entertainment stationed in H Town. Because Tao Mu wanted to completely clear up the rumors, he simply had the reporters film the process of going to the police station for self-examination.
At the same time, Chairman Shen, who felt like he had been wearing a green hat this whole time (TN: expression for being cuckold), also took a DNA test at his son’s suggestion. Mother Shen, who was slapped by her husband for no reason, wept and complained to her children about the grievances she felt. She had never betrayed Father Shen and admitted that she had a clear conscience. She was not afraid to do a DNA test. On the contrary, she felt that it was Father Shen who was the problem.
“Are you messing with women outside?”
Of course this was not possible. When Father Shen was entertaining outside, although there were times when he would play along according to the atmosphere, he was always careful and would never allow the unknown women outside to be pregnant with the seeds of the Shen family. Otherwise, Father Shen would not be so angry as to slap Mother Shen.
As a result, as soon as the DNA test results of the two came out, neither of their DNA matched with Shen Yu’s. As soon as this result came out, everyone in the Shen family was stunned.
“How is this possible?” Mother Shen screamed: “Where is my son? I raised him for nineteen years, and now you say that my son is not my son. Then what about my son? Where is my son?”
Mother Shen threw herself at Father Shen with a blank head, grabbed Father Shen’s suit jacket, and shouted hoarsely: “Did you replace my son with the bastard of an unknown woman outside? Say something? Where’s my son?”
The relatives and friends who came after hearing the news were also stunned. The child who had been raised for 19 years was not biological? Where did the Shen family’s child go? Who was lying in the operating room now?
“Investigate!” Father Shen said with a livid face and gritted his teeth. He was also having suspicions on whether someone deliberately spirited the Shen family’s child away. What was the other party’s purpose?
The Shen family was one of the richest in Shanghai. When Mother Shen was pregnant and gave birth to a child that year, she lived in the best private maternity hospital in Shanghai. Pregnant women who could give birth there were either rich or affluent. The patient information of the hospital was originally kept strictly confidential and not made public.
However, with such a big thing happening to the Shen family, even if the hospital abided by professional ethics, it would not dare to mention the principle of confidentiality to the Shen family at this juncture. At the moment, they obediently transferred the files from nineteen years ago. The results showed that there were a total of four pregnant women who had a child at the same time as Mother Shen.
Nineteen years was not a short time. The four families back then were wealthy, down on their luck, or had left Shanghai. Father Shen tried every means to get in touch with the four families. Either through using sympathy or bribery, he finally persuaded three of the families to bring their children for a DNA test. However, the remaining family was more problematic——because the child of that family was not born that day at all.
“…..I was pregnant and miscarried back then, and I have been unable to have a child since. We both went to the doctor and prayed to Buddha and took a lot of medicine. In the end, we had no choice but to pay for a surrogate. At that time, as you all know, it was not as open as now, surrogacy was illegal. How could we let people know? The girl refused to tell us her name and background. My man found the girl in the labor market. She came to work in the city from another place. After an examination, it was confirmed that there was nothing wrong with her body. We made an agreement in private that she would give birth to a child for us. If it was a boy, we would give her 200,000 yuan, and if it was a girl, we would give her 100,000 yuan. She agreed.”
But no one thought that when the girl was five months pregnant, the wife also became pregnant. Now that she was pregnant, there was no need to raise a child born by other women.
“This was something we didn’t do properly. At that time, the two of us discussed with the girl. If the girl was willing to raise the child by herself, regardless of gender, we would give her another 200,000 yuan. It would be regarded as the support money after the child was born. She also agreed.”
The two sides hit it off, and the surrogate family took out 300,000 on the spot. Because the wife was also pregnant, and felt sympathy for the girl so she didn’t do something like demolish the bridge after crossing it——to be a little superstitious, the wife of the family thought her child was brought by the girl’s child. Otherwise, why was she pregnant at this time, not sooner or later?
If it wasn’t for the prospect of raising a child born by another woman too distasteful, the wife of this family would want to raise that child together with her own.
What happened next was particularly easy to guess. The surrogate mother stayed in Shanghai until she gave birth to a son in health, received the final payment of 100,000 yuan, and after recuperating for a month, she left with the baby in her arms. And because the child was a product of surrogacy, the girl didn’t leave a proof of identity. Even the identity she used when hospitalized was in the name of the niece of a cousin of the family. So now the girl couldn’t be found at all.
“It’s been too many years, and I forgot her name. I remember calling her Xiao Lian at the beginning. As for where she went, we don’t even know. She said she would take the child back to her hometown and ask her parents to help take care of the child while she worked outside. We didn’t inquire about it.” The main reason was that they didn’t want to have contact in the future, so there was no need to inquire.
When everyone in the Shen family heard this, it happened that the DNA test results of the other three families had come out. All was fine. Only this one family was left.
Father Shen did not speak, his face sullen. It was Shen Chen who nodded at the husband: “Mr. Tan, I’ll trouble you to help with a DNA test.”
Mr. Tan nodded again and again and looked at Mrs. Tan before going in to draw blood for examination.
The results of the DNA identification would take up to three hours at the earliest. Mr. Tan and Mrs. Tan stood in the corner with a look of hesitation. They didn’t expect such an accident to happen nineteen years ago. They were particularly worried now that the younger son of the Shen family would really be confirmed to be the surrogate child of their family. Then that meant the Shen family had raised their child for nineteen years for free, so would they be angry with their family? The most important thing was where was the younger son of the Shen family now?
Also, when the two families brought home the wrong child, was it an accident in the hospital, or did the girl do it on purpose?
Thinking of this, Mr. Tan and Mrs. Tan only felt like a dark cloud was over their heads and became even more uneasy.
On the other side, the questions that Mr. Tan and Mrs. Tan could think of, naturally everyone in the Shen family could think of.
The most delicate and sensitive was Mother Shen who was about to collapse: “My son, where did my son go? Did that woman take my child away? Did she do it on purpose? She left her son with our Shen family to enjoy a rich and happy life while taking my son to suffer with her. Just where did this vicious woman go, and where did she take my son!”
In the VIP ward, after the operation and the anesthesia wore off, Shen Yu, who had just woken up, heard these words. He didn’t know what happened during this period. He thought he had just imagined what he heard: “Mom…..Dad…..Big Brother…..Sister…..it hurts so much…..”
“You cuckoo occupying the magpie’s nest.” Mother Shen heard Shen Yu’s voice and rushed over, grabbing the collar of Shen Yu’s hospital gown: “Where is my son? Just where is my son? Give me my son back! You damn cuckoo who occupied the magpie’s nest…..”
“Mom?” Shen Yu looked at Mother Shen with a shocked expression, and then turned his attention to his father, brother and sister: “What happened to Mom?”
“You are not our Shen family’s child.” Shen Chen frowned tightly and said in a deep voice, “You needed a blood transfusion during the operation. The doctor found out that your blood type is B, but the Shen family’s blood type is either type A or type O. So Father and Mother did a DNA test with you and found that you are not a child of the Shen family.”
“Wh-what?” Shen Yu, who was lying on the hospital bed, blinked in a daze, feeling that he had not woken up yet.
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Otherwise, otherwise how could it be, he just had an operation, and now he was no longer the child of his parents?
Unable to bear this fact, the even more delicate and sensitive, helpless little prince fainted instantly.
AN: The ABO in the previous chapter was just a joke, not changing this into an omegaverse_(:з”∠)_
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