优胜劣汰

Angry family members rushed forward, throwing kicks and punches at his face and skull, leaving him with bruises and wounds. Not only that, but they also brought him to court, and making use of connections, got him a heavier sentence of 10 years in jail, compared to his initial sentence of three years. 10 years… how many 10 years did one even have in life? On the day of the hearing, Chu Chen's mother cried so hard that she blacked out. Chu Chen, 12 years old at that time, dissolved into a pool of panic and anxiety as he held his mother's collapsed body close to him. He called out her name over and over, raising his head to plead with whoever was passing by, begging them to save her… However, passers-by were afraid of offending the powerful family in this district, and not a single person offered to help. Not even Director Deng who smiled at Chu Chen when he went to find his father at the hospital, not even the Auntie Chen who once gave him a few sweets, not even Professor Li who teasingly chided him to put on more clothes… Every single one of them stayed a distance away from the mother and son, as if they were avoiding a flood.