Luo Hanjin stared at the photograph for a spell as memories flooded back into him. He deliberated. "I remember… Rou'er's jade was taken from this child…"
"Sto-Stolen…" He corrected himself.
Yun Tianyou's heart sank and his facial expression changed imperceptibly. "This means that this jade was originally this child's?"
"If I remember correctly, yes! This child had that jade, as well as a bracelet, when she was brought to the welfare center. She was dressed in rags, yet she had those expensive items. This left a huge impression on me."
The boy's eyes glinted.
'As for why she wants to have your mother eliminated, it has something to do with her birth.'
The assassin's last words reverberated in his ears.
The little boy creased his brows. Connecting the dots together, the entire story gradually became apparent.
Li Hanlin had also sorted out his thoughts by now.
The two women were at the same welfare center in the past. A piece of jade originally belonging to Yun Shishi was stolen by Mu Wanrou, and as a result, Old Mu mistakenly adopted the latter into the Mu family.
Did this mean that Mu Wanrou had usurped Yun Shishi's rightful place?
Everything in her possession right now was supposed to be Yun Shishi's?
Hence, alerted to the latter's presence, the former decided to end the thorn in her flesh?
Mu Yazhe's actual fiancée was Yun Shishi?
Mu Wanrou wanted to silence her… with this motive?
"I know why you're locked up in here, so don't lie to us!"
The agent tapped his cheek. "Did you ever do anything indecent to this young girl?!"
"NO!" The criminal jerked his head in frantic disagreement. "I DIDN'T!"
"NO?!" The agent bellowed in response.
Luo Hanjin was so frightened he almost peed in his pants. "I swear to god; I really didn't do anything to her! This girl was a little autistic and unresponsive! I did take liberties on her at first, but… but in the end, I did not push through with the act of indecency to her!"
"You took liberties?" Yun Tianyou's eyes shone with a piercing gleam and his handsome features were painted with depressing hostility.
Luo Hanjin felt a cold sweat soaking his back from the boy's sharp gaze, and he pleaded for mercy right away, "I truly didn't do anything!"
"How did you take your liberties with her? Explain it to me clearly!" The agent upbraided him.
The criminal incessantly nodded and confessed everything.
At first, when Yun Shishi was brought into the welfare center, Luo Hanjin had taken note of her good looks and sent pictures of her to a few bosses in high society.
This was actually in line with what Qin Zhou had said; young and pretty girls that were placed in the care of the welfare center were turned into 'thin horses'. They were then sold off to wealthy yet unsophisticated bosses at high prices under the guise of adoption.
Many bosses preferred girls of the 'growing up' type.
Yun Shishi's physical appearance was just the right fit for their taste.
With many of them expressing their interest in the girl, he decided to teach her some skills and sell her off at a handsome price.
Unfortunately, the girl suffered from autistic tendencies at a young age; that car accident, which had taken the life of her mother, scarred her. Thus, by the time she was taken in, she was already in low spirits and her weight rapidly plummeted.
She was usually reserved and unlikeable, like an empty puppet fashioned from wood.
What was the point of having a pretty shell if she did not know how to please others?