If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 13.2
Trigger warning + General warnings: This chapter mentions r*pe and sex, as well as a suicide attempt. There are also mentions of date r*pe drugs.
Translated by: Cherry
When Song Anchen opened the door, he was shocked. Yisheng followed behind him and when she saw such a scene, she got a fright. Why did such things need to happen in pairs? She saw Lin Ruohan completely naked and hugging a blanket, crying painfully on the bed.
However, she was the only one in the house, there was no sign of a man at all. The room was a mess, and the blankets were pulled on the floor, the drawers had been searched, but her clothes were torn. There were even condoms in the trash can. This scene caused people to think of something horrible.
Song Anchen did not hesitate and directly called He Jin. The person who answered the phone was his nanny. She said that he was completely drunk yesterday and had yet to wake up. Song Anchen’s heart turned cold. He quietly looked at Lin Ruohan who was crying, wanting to go up to her and comfort her. However, Lin Ruohan glared at him fiercely and wailed. Song Anchen wanted to help her wipe away her tears, but she scratched him and left a long red mark, “I hate you, I hate you.”
Song Anchen pursed his lips, “I’m sorry.”
“Slap,” She slapped Song Anchen’s face. His skin was tender and instantly, there was a red handprint mark on his face. Lin Ruohan cried more and more severely, “You left me behind, you’re inhumane.”
Song Anchen was silent and did not say a word. Yisheng’s heart ached a little and wanted to walk over, but Lin Ruohan started to scold her, crazed, “You vixen, you must have seduced my brother and brought him to your house yesterday. If it wasn’t for you…” She did not continue speaking, it was like someone had grabbed her by her neck and made her unable to speak.
“Get lost, I don’t want to see you two,” She covered her ears, worked up and extremely mad.
Song Anchen grabbed Yisheng, hinting that they should leave. The two of them left the room and went silent. Song Anchen said in an extremely serious tone, “We need to tell my Dad about this matter.”
“She… Who was the one who…” Yisheng had yet to finish speaking when her phone rang. It was He Jin. She instantly picked up the call, a sleepy voice sounded from the phone, “What were you calling me for?”
“Did you send Lin Ruohan home yesterday?”
Song Anchen heard that it was He Jin and instantly snatched the phone from Yisheng, “He Jin, didn’t I tell you to send my sister home before I left yesterday? Did you send her home or not?”
“I did,” He Jin was a little confused, “But I was a little drunk and your sister was also a little drunk. I could not send her home on my own, so I found the yellow-haired friend of that bartender and sent her home with him.”
“You sent her home?”
“I sent her to the building but did not go up. I could not walk anymore so I asked the yellow-haired boy to help me send her upstairs.”
Song Anchen took a deep breath, “Do you know what happened? My sister was r*ped, and that person is very likely to be the yellow-haired boy.”
“What?” He Jin’s voice instantly increased in volume. His original sleepy tone was instantly gone. He hesitated for a long time, “I…I’ll go to your place right now.”
When Song Anchen returned the phone to Yisheng, he sat on the sofa in silence. After a long time, he messed up his hair in frustration, blaming himself. In the end, he picked up the phone and called his father.
On the other end of the phone call, when his parents found out what happened, his stepmother scolded him very sharply and rudely. Song Anchen listened quietly, looking especially troubled.
When he put down the phone, Yisheng suddenly wanted to help him share his burdens but did not know how to comfort him. The only thing she could do was sit by his side and look at him quietly. She wanted to tell him that she wished to help him share his worries.
What happened after, Yisheng was completely unable to accept. Song Anchen’s father wanted to call the police but no matter what they said, Lin Ruohan’s mother refused to agree, saying that it would ruin her daughter’s reputation. At that time, they were holding the election for the next vice-mayor. Ye Yisheng’s father and Song Anchen’s father were both candidates. However, this event happening to the Song Family was obviously unfavorable for Father Song. Originally, she had wanted to keep silent and refuse to talk about the anger and bitterness in her heart, but Lin Ruohan was unable to accept that she had been r*ped, and the burden in her heart seemed to get heavier and heavier. In the end, she chose to slit her wrists and commit suicide.
It was obvious that this matter could no longer be hidden. Lin Ruohan’s mother was crying a lot at that time, scolding Song Anchen and his father, then scolding Yisheng.
When Ye Yisheng’s father found out about this matter, he came to talk to Yisheng, “Anchen stayed in our house?”
“Yes, we were all drunk that day, so he directly fell onto my bed and slept.”
“Nothing happened, right?” Ye Yisheng’s father was smart and there was a sharpness hidden in his gaze. Yisheng shook her head, “Nothing happened.”
“Then why did you wash the sheets?”
“Oh, I vomited on the bed,” Even she admired her ability to lie. Of course, she had to wash off the blood from her loss of virginity.
From then on, Ye Yisheng’s father did not mention his incident again. The yellow-haired boy denied that he had r*ped Lin Ruohan when he got arrested. He had said that after he had sent her to her room, he only wanted to steal something. However, he did not expect that Lin Ruohan would hug him from behind when he was looking for things in Song Anchen’s room and say that she wanted him. She confessed that she had liked her brother for a long time, and started to cry and complain about how wronged she felt.
This ruffian was not very pure, so when a beauty hugged him, along with the moving confession, of course, he would go through with the act.
After Lin Ruohan’s mother found out about that, she did not hesitate and divorced Song Anchen’s father. The two of them divorced amicably and Lin Ruohan was quietly brought away by her mother. Song Anchen’s father sent Song Anchen to the countryside to reflect, and he did not go to school as the date for the college entrance examination got close.
However, bad things always happened together. After a month, Yisheng’s mother’s condition worsened and it became terminal gastric cancer. Her father, who had been going around to gain support for the election had to stop his work and take care of his sick wife. Yisheng’s grades kept dropping because of her emotions.
There were a few times when Yisheng stood at the entrance of the hospital, watching how her father would smoke a lot, looking troubled, his eyebrows always knitted together. She could only stand at the side and look at her father, unable to help at all.
On the day of her mother’s operation which was only to help her extend her life by one and a half years, her father seemed to be a lot more spirited than before. When her mother was finally pushed into the hospital ward and Yisheng saw her father’s relief, she finally understood what her father was worried about.
It was the high surgery costs. Although her father was a government official and had medical insurance that would be able to cover ninety percent of the medical fees, her mother was a housewife and did not have that insurance at all. The salary of a government official was fixed and stable, and naturally, there would not be any additional money. Her father was extremely prideful and naturally, he was unable to bring himself to borrow money from others.
Where did this money come from? In less than half a month, the police sirens rang below her house and arrested her father. Only then did she know that her father had been arrested for corruption. That year, the government was vigorously cracking down on corruption, and the sentence was extremely heavy. Her father had only taken ten thousand RMB, but he was sentenced to six years in prison.
(T/N: It’s around 1.5k USD)
Less than a week after her father was arrested, her mother relapsed, she was constantly in so much pain that she would sweat a lot. Every time, she would cry and tell Yisheng that she did not want to live anymore. Yisheng had thought that her mother would be reluctant to leave her behind and would be strong enough to continue living. However, her mother had only managed to endure until a week before her college entrance examination.
She thought that her world had fallen apart. When she was about to go crazy, Song Anchen returned from the countryside. He looked at Yisheng quietly, when she could not stop crying at her mother’s funeral, he had hugged her and said, “I’ll take care of you for the rest of my life. You still have me.”
However, she did not listen to his words. She had left everything behind and voluntarily went far away, all she wanted was to get away from this place. She had completely forgotten what this man had promised her.
But did this promise fade with time?