The Bad Man System Collapse - Chapter 54.1
Mother Lu choked, “You’re the older brother, you should take responsibility for your family, and you…”
She glanced at Lu Yi and warned in a low voice, “You still owe somebody else.”
“I owe this to Ms. Wang Chunmei.”
“I can’t afford to argue with you now, I came here today to ask you whether you will pay the 300,000 bride price and down payment for your brother’s house or not?!”
Lu Ze answered coldly, “Mom, you can ask brother if I need to pay for it.”
“I’m asking you now!” Mother Lu was anxious, and she took out a bottle of poison from her bag. “If you don’t promise to give your brother the bride price and down payment today, I will die in front of you, and let the world see you forcing your own mother to death, see how you won’t be able to lift your head for the rest of your life!”
Lu Ze gave a long sigh. This was what the original owner had faced at the beginning.
His own mother putting himself in such an unfilial position.
Filial piety and life-saving grace were both things that Chinese people attached the most importance to. So if Mother Lu really died because of this, in the end, the original owner would probably be gossiped about and criticized to death.
Not only that, but the Mei family wouldn’t be left unscathed.
So what else could the original owner have done but compromise?
Unfortunately, he wasn’t the original owner.
Lu Ze took a faint glance at the poison and coldly asked, “Mom, have you ever considered that the fact that I still haven’t moved was because we still had some familial ties? If you drank this medicine and died, it would then become very simple. I would just move with my wife and child to another city. At that point, how many people in another city would know that you had died because of this?”
“Mom, you don’t have to worry. I won’t say you don’t have to drink this poison, but instead, just go ahead and drink it.”
Lu Ze took out his cell phone and directly called the police station, “Hello, police comrade? I’m at the hotpot restaurant on XX Road, and someone is trying to use poison in the restaurant.”
Mother Lu was dumbfounded. “You you you…”
Lu Ze smiled, “Mom, don’t worry, you drink the poison first. I will tell the police that someone poisoned you. When you die, I will give you a grand burial, then everyone will praise my filial piety.”
Having said so, Lu Ze waved at Lu Yi and called him over like a puppy. “Keep an eye on our Mom and remember to tell me when she drinks the stuff.”
“Okay, Brother Ze,” affirmed Lu Yi with a flattering smile on his face.
So, he stood next to Mother Lu and just stared at her.
Mother Lu couldn’t help but feel scared.
She was Lu Ze and Lu Yi’s mother. Right now, she was going to drink poison. Yet one wanted her to die immediately while the other planned to watch her go on with indifference.
What did she do to deserve this? Both the children she raised were being so cold-blooded.
Nevermind Lu Yi, he wasn’t her own child but Lu Ze was.
A son she had carried in her belly!
How could he be so heartless?
Mother Lu’s heart ached. She looked at Lu Ze with resentment, expecting him to display some change.
She looked at the bottle of poison again. Now that her son didn’t care, why was she still alive?
Mother Lu unscrewed the lid in a fit of rage and was about to pour it into her mouth, but then the police came, “Who wanted to poison someone?”
Mother Lu was frightened, and as her hand shook, the bottle of poison fell to the ground.
Lu Ze pointed to the poison and answered, “Policeman comrade, that’s her. Not only that, but there are still small shops who would illegally sell this sort of deadly liquid poison. They must be severely punished!”
The policeman walked up to Mother Lu. “You wanted to poison someone?”
“No, no, no.” Normal people would have a natural fear of the police, so Mother Lu panicked while motioning with her hands. “I didn’t, I just wanted to drink it.”
“Even if you planned to drink it yourself, buying and selling this sort of deadly liquid poison is a violation of the law. Please come with me.”
“I…” Mother Lu opened her mouth for a long time, but she couldn’t speak. She looked at her son for help.
Lu Ze seems to have nothing to do with her, and Lu Yi had long since escaped, disappearing somewhere.
Mother Lu was quickly taken to the police station, interviewed, before signing a statement claiming that next time she would not buy any poisons and that she would return it.
Just like that, Mother Lu was directly scared sick.
Lu Yi was sent back by Lu Ze to keep an eye on Mother Lu, and his exact words were ‘to keep an eye on’. So Lu Yi just ‘kept an eye on’, not caring at all about Mother Lu who had been crying out in heartache.
Father Lu found out about the situation as soon as he came back, and complained to Lu Ze for a long time before he took Lu Yi with him while comforting the other, “Xiao Yi, don’t worry, Mom and Dad will definitely get you enough money for the bride price.”
Lu Yi threw away Father Lu’s hand. “I’m not getting married! No need to look for my brother, I won’t get married!”
“How can you not get married?! Chen Li is pregnant with your child!”
Lu Yi wouldn’t care about anything once he gets into a frenzy and could say all kinds of crazy things, “God knows whose baby she’s carrying in her belly! She dresses so seductively that she can hook any man. Maybe she’s only looking for me to be the replacement!”
“You! What are you talking about?!” Father Lu couldn’t listen to it anymore. “Xiao Yi, you’re not young anymore, you should know better. Mom and Dad are getting old and can’t help you for that many more years. What are you going to do then?”
“No matter what, I am not marrying her. Let whoever wants to marry her marry her!” Lu Yi said this as he took the baseball bat from the side and bounced it around a bit between his hands. “I’m telling you now, whoever dares to ask Brother for money again, I will beat them up!”
“You you! We are your parents; how can you beat us?!”
“I won’t care even if you’re an immortal. I’ll beat up whoever I said I will!”
Mother Lu, on the other hand, became once again so angry that she directly passed out. Father Lu hurriedly picked her up and called a car to go to the hospital.
Fortunately, Mother Lu had always been in good health, so there wasn’t a big problem. The doctor just prescribed some medicine and told her to take it easy.
Lu Yi sat on the side, eating fruit. “I also had already told the both of you, I’m the one who’s getting a wife and not you who’s getting a wife, so what’s the hurry? If the Chen family really cared for Chen Li, when the time comes, we wouldn’t have to pay a dime to marry her over. Speaking of which, Brother and I are both your sons. Why are you so biased?”
It wasn’t as if he hadn’t known that his parents were biased before, but it was his parents who were biased and he was the one who benefited, so he just turned a blind eye and pretended he didn’t see or knew.
But now that he was tied to Lu Ze’s boat, how could he allow Father and Mother Lu to give Lu Ze such a hard time?
Meanwhile, Lu Ze’s cold-blooded and ruthless attitude today was clear enough.
Father and Mother Lu could no longer restrain him, and Lu Ze also had no fears now.
So if Lu Ze was unhappy, he could directly be sent to prison to be executed!
Hearing Lu Yi’s question, Mother Lu looked away, bitterly wiping her tears, as Father Lu let out a long sigh “Silly boy, that’s what your brother owes you.”
“Huh?” Lu Yi twitched his mouth, what the hell?
Father Lu continued, “Xiao Yi, you’re not actually our biological son…”
Lu Yi: “…” Are you sure this was right?
Shouldn’t it be Brother who’s not your biological son?
“Your biological mother, Wang Chunmei, used to be our neighbor. That year, when you were a little over 1 year old, I entrusted Xiao Ze to her care when I took your mother to see a doctor abroad.” Father Lu’s eyes turned red when he talked about the past. “Unexpectedly, there was an earthquake soon after we left. Your biological mother was buried in the ruins with you and Xiao Ze. She could have just saved you alone, but she breastfed Xiao Ze as well. In this way, the two of you survived and were saved by the search and rescue soldiers. Then we heard that your father was also missing, so we adopted you.”
Father Lu wiped his wet eyes. “Xiao Yi, we know that your biological mother had given us a great kindness and saved Xiao Ze’s life, so we have been trying our best to make it up to you and protect you. It was originally Xiao Ze who owed you. You don’t have to feel sorry for your brother. He should have given you money to support you for life!”
What Father Lu said was reasonable and heartfelt, and Lu Yi was thrilled.
That’s right! His biological mother saved Lu Ze’s life, yet Lu Ze threatened him with a picture of him burying a corpse!
Then Lu Yi got angry. He turned directly to Lu Ze and slapped the table hard. “Do you think you are worthy of my mother?”
“Oh?” Lu Ze asked rhetorically, “What does your mother’s kindness to me have to do with you?”
“I’m her son!” Lu Yi said, “Mom and Dad also said that you owe it all to me!”
“What does it matter to me that you are her son?” Lu Ze said coldly, “I was just over 1 year old when the accident happened. I was a child and had no mental capacity, so everything was the responsibility of the guardian.”
“You’re arguing irrationally.”
“What can you do to me? Are you going to kill me and let me give you back a life?” Lu Ze continued to settle accounts. “Your photos and videos need to be verified by me every morning, and as long as there’s a day that I don’t verify them, all the evidence will be sent to the police.”
Lu Ze looked at him with a smile on his face, “So, not only are you unable to do anything to me now, but when I die, you will be buried with me. You’d better pray that I live longer than you.”
“You…” A bead of sweat slid down Lu Yi’s face, and he stepped back a bit as he looked at Lu Ze like he was the devil, “You’re horrible!”
“Keep an eye on Mom and Dad, and don’t cause me any trouble,” Lu Ze coldly said, “And don’t worry, I will repay your mother’s kindness.”
The mountains were heavy, the rivers overlap, and willow trees make shade, the flowers give the light.
(Tnote: it’s a poem meaning = at one’s darkest hour, a glimmer of hope; light at the end of the tunnel)
Lu Yi’s cool heart began to perk up again. “How much are you going to give me?”
Lu Ze took out his mobile phone. “I donated 100,000 yuan in the name of your mother not long ago and will continue to do so in the future.”
The ups and downs of life were so fast that Lu Yi felt an arrow pierced his heart and wanted to vomit blood.
Soon the week was up, and Father Lu and Mother Lu simply mortgaged their house, which they had lived in for many years, and finally had enough money.
The two of them put on their treasured clothes, bought Lu Yi a suit, and went to the Chens’ house with their wine, ready to discuss how to pay the bride price and what to do about the banquet.
Lu Yi reluctantly followed behind Father and Mother Lu.
He was now sick and tired of getting married.
Moreover, he had no concept of money before and so had only thought of it as a number.
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