After Being Transported into a Book, I Adopted the Villain - Chapter 55 Part 2
Translated by IAllsIsAwe at foxaholic.com
Proofread by Kyeopchi
Chapter 55: Punishment (2)
After so many years of guilt and compensation, it was already enough.
He will not show any mercy to Shen Rong anymore.
Shen Yu kneaded the ache in between his eyebrows and slowly sat up from the bed. Only then did he discover that he wasn’t wearing any clothes. He was stunned for a moment, blood slowly rushed onto his face and he unconsciously blushed.
(TN: Shen Yu’s expression something like this)
His cellphone and clothes can’t be found in the room.
Just as Shen Yu was about to pick up the landline and call the front desk, he suddenly heard the doorbell ring.
“Sir.” Uncle Zhang shouted outside, “May I come in?”
Shen Yu hurriedly withdrew back into the quilt and wrapped himself like a dumpling, revealing only a pair of eyes, “Come in.”
Creak (The door’s sound)
Uncle Zhang unlocked the door using the room card. He pushed open the door and entered the room, holding a set of clean clothes on his left hand and a cellphone on the other.
He placed Shen Yu’s belongings on the bedside table and nodded, “The elder already knows what happened last night.”
Shen Yu frowned, “What did the old man say?”
“He called everyone together and had a meeting upstairs.” Uncle Zhang paused for two seconds and added, “Shen Rong’s judgment session.”
Shen Yu was suddenly baffled, “Shen Rong didn’t run?”
“He didn’t have a chance to run away.” Uncle Zhang said, “We have checked the surveillance. After Young Master Tang Li took you away, he had also arranged four waiters to guard outside the room until dawn. If this incident alarmed the elder, I’m afraid Shen Rong would have died directly inside.”
What Uncle Zhang didn’t mention was that Shen Rong was badly injured.
Tang Li had broken two ribs and bruised his internal organs which had made him bleed. If no one had rushed him to the hospital, Shen Rong would’ve probably been a dead man already.
There were people who couldn’t understand why Tang Li kept Shen Rong in the room when he was fully aware that he had sustained a grave injury to Shen Rong, it was as if he was waiting for his death.
Even Uncle Zhang couldn’t fathom Tang Li’s thoughts.
But Uncle Zhang’s intuition told him that maybe Tang Li just wanted to torture Shen Rong in such a cruel way and let him die slowly.
Uncle Zhang gathered his thoughts and said to Shen Yu, “I’ll be outside. I’ll come in when you’re ready.”
Shen Yu nodded.
Half an hour later, Shen Yu had already washed up and got dressed.
Uncle Zhang arranged bodyguards and cars to escort Shen Yu to the hotel entrance.
Shen Yu was absent-mindedly sitting on the wheelchair while Uncle Zhang and the bodyguards pushed his wheelchair into the car. Once settled, the car started to drive straight to the Shen family’s house.
An hour later, Shen Yu was carefully brought out of the car by Uncle Zhang. Aunt Chen and other servants were waiting by the doorway to welcome him. They ushered Shen Yu into the dining room and served him a nice warm breakfast.
Shen Yu was eating and suddenly realized that something was wrong. He asked Uncle Zhang, “What about Chestnut?”
Uncle Zhang stood next to Shen Yu, hands placed on his shoulder, he calmly replied, “The Elder somehow wanted to personally interrogate Young Master Tang Li. That man over there will send Young Master Tang Li back once it’s over.”
He frowned, “What do you mean? They caught Chestnut?”
“You’re over-thinking too much, sir.” Uncle Zhang said helplessly, “After all, Young Master Tang Li was also involved in what happened last night. Shen Rong was beaten by Young Master Tang Li almost to the point of losing his life. They need to know the whole affair from Young Master Tang Li.”
Shen Yu suddenly came to a realization.
People in the Shen family were like a group of wolves, tigers, and leopards, they are very hard to deal with. They coveted the position of the family head and couldn’t find the right opportunity to start. So, they lingered around and waited for an opening before they started to react.
But, now is a good time for them to find fault.
Shen Yu raised Tang Li for more than six years and spent countless financial help and energy. People thought that Tang Li would be the next successor of the Shen family.
Everyone knew the importance of Tang Li to Shen Yu. If something had happened to Tang Li, not only would the rumored successor of the Shen family be gone, it would also be something equivalent to a slap on Shen Yu’s face.
Considering these possibilities, Shen Yu couldn’t calm down. He threw away his chopsticks and supported himself up on the seat to stand.
Uncle Zhang seemed to have guessed that Shen Yu would do this. So, he stepped up and blocked Shen Yu’s way, “Sir, you need to calm down.”
Shen Yu sneered, “Are you colluding with the old man?”
Uncle Zhang sighed, “I’m only following the elder’s orders to look after you for a while.”
“Look after me?” Shen Yu retorted. He clutched onto his seat. His eyes overflowing with blood red and his restlessness became more and more intense, “You are simply holding me in and treating me as a prisoner!”
Uncle Zhang lowered his eyes and said nothing but he had no intention to give in at all.
“Uncle Zhang…” Shen Yu can see that acting like this won’t work. So, he started rationally talking in a soft tone. “I’m one of the people involved. I should be there to explain as well, I have so many things to say. Can you send me there?”
Uncle Zhang was troubled, “Sir, this is not something I can decide…”
“Should I order you then?” Shen Yu implied, “Now, I’ll give you two choices. Either you take me there or you go and bring me Chestnut back.”
Uncle Zhang remained motionless.
Shen Yu was angry but he still smiled. His chilly eyes wandered around Uncle Zhang’s face and he passed by him, stumbling towards the door.
Who knew that there had already been bodyguards guarding outside the door, he was blocked before he could take one step out of the dining room.
Uncle Zhang’s bitter voice came from behind, “Sir, these are orders from Elder Shen. Everyone who dares not listen to him…”
After a few seconds of silence, Uncle Zhang continued, “The elder intends to let Shen Rong spend the rest of his life in prison but it’s also an indisputable fact that Young Master Tang Li had beaten Shen Rong close to death. As a matter of fact, many of the Shen family members are watching. If the elder doesn’t give a reasonable judgment this time, I’m afraid that he will receive others’ criticism.”
Shen Yu’s face was full of unfathomable expressions. He thought he had heard wrong and that there was something wrong with his ears but he was mistaken.
“For what reason does our Chestnut need to be accountable for? When Shen Rong was laying his hands on me, what were those bastards doing? Now that it’s over, they’re showing their face to run him out and look for Chestnut to talk about it? ” Shen Yu almost broke down saying this.
The absurdity and despair of reality felt like a tide was drowning him.
Once he thought that he was the head of the Shen family, he looked at the Tang family gratefully. He thought that he was lucky, he wouldn’t be tied by his family’s complex yet complicated relationship.
However, at this moment, he found himself terribly wrong.
The reason why he can outshine Elder Shen was because Elder Shen was too lazy to step forth. Nothing more.
Now that Elder Shen could turn his fingertip into a five-finger mountain  and press him down, he’s unable to move.
(TN:  五指山/Wǔzhǐ Shān means in the palm of one’s hand aka to have complete power over someone and you have control over them)
Shen Yu’s legs were aching. He’s only able to maintain a standing posture when he’s holding onto the wall.
He felt fire burning in his heart. It felt like he was an ant jumping on a fry pan , treading to the rhythm of death on the soles of his feet.
(TN:  在热锅上蹦跶的蚂蚁/ Zài rè guō shàng bèng da de mǎyǐ is an idiom means feeling agitated)
“Sir, the elder is just making a show for you. He really wouldn’t hurt Young Master Tang Li. I promise you that in a few days, I will send him back to you intact.” It took him a while to fathom what Uncle Zhang said to him.
Shen Yu turned to look at Uncle Zhang.
Uncle Zhang’s expression was sincere, he wasn’t lying.
Shen Yu knew that Uncle Zhang isn’t deceiving him but his bad mood didn’t ease even a bit by Uncle Zhang’s words. His face looked like it was covered with cold fog. Those beautiful peach blossom eyes stared at Uncle Zhang with unfamiliar eyes.
In a cold voice, Shen Yu said, “Chestnut has nothing to do with it. I’m going to pick him up.”
Awe Hidden Corner: How are you guys? Please stay healthy! This corona season is soo bad but I still needed to work admist of this pandemic. I am lucky my company switch to working from home. Don forget to sanitze yourself. Wash your hands and drinks water for every 15 mins to keep your throat hydrated. Wear mask when you are going up. okayy then… See you again~