Chapter 127: I forgot to tell you
Lin Ruoxi was very displeased to hear these words, what did he mean by her being unable to start it up yet he could? Can cars even differentiate who the person starting it was? Or was he implying that she wasn’t as good as him?
The woman who had been proud since childhood was immediately angered. She coldly snorted and said, “Here’s the keys, let’s see how you’ll start it up.” While saying that she dropped the keys into Yang Chen’s hand.
Yang Chen caught it naturally, as if this set of keys didn’t represent this luxury car that was worth millions, and was instead just an ordinary car.
After opening the door to the driver’s seat, Yang Chen pressed on the hood release switch, and the car’s hood popped up.
Lin Ruoxi watched what Yang Chen did, and was both skeptical and astonished, “You…… what are you doing to my car?”
Yang Chen rolled his eyes at her, it seemed like this woman wasn’t that intelligent after all, he said, “What else could I be doing? When a car breaks down it obviously needs to be inspected and repaired.”
“You know about this car?” Although Lin Ruoxi wasn’t very knowledgeable about cars, she at the very least knew what grade this car that she liked was. She absolutely wouldn’t believe that Yang Chen, a fellow who didn’t even have his own car would know how to repair a luxurious car like this.
Yang Chen ignored her, then moved to the front of the Bentley and leaned over it to look at the engine and its surrounding mechanical parts. He looked over it once more, then fiddled with some parts around before carefully thinking and said, “Did the engine immediately stall after getting started?”
Lin Ruoxi thought it over, and this was indeed the case, so she nodded.
“Did you just pump gas in today?”
Lin Ruoxi was rather surprised inside, he hadn’t even started the car, how would he know anything about the condition of the engine? Furthermore, how did he know that she pumped gas this morning!?
“How…… How did you know?”
“You must’ve pumped at a different gas station from the usual, right?” Yang Chen followed with another question.
This time around, although Lin Ruoxi truly didn’t wish to believe it, Yang Chen did know about cars, because this morning, as she was afraid of being late for a meeting, she had indeed pumped at a gas station she had never pumped at before
Oh my god, could it be that other than selling mutton skewers, he had been a car mechanic before!? Lin Ruoxi naively thought inside.
Yang Chen sighed in relief, he had figured out the cause, and said, “This car of yours has higher requirements when it comes to the petrol you pump in, the gas you pumped in today must have had high levels of ethanol, which is why it can’t even be started. British cars, especially a luxurious one like this are much more susceptible to weird problems like this, while crappy cars usually don’t have this problem.”
“What you mean is that the car isn’t broken, and only the gas is the problem?” Lin Ruoxi finally understood.
Yang Chen nodded, “Yep, it ate something it doesn’t like, and is throwing its temper at you.”
This metaphor nearly made Lin Ruoxi laugh, but being conscious of the strained relationship between them, she immediately held her laughter back. She nodded indifferently, “I understand, I’ll call someone to deal with it tomorrow, let’s go home.” As she said that, she walked off towards where Yang Chen’s car was parked.
After getting onto Yang Chen’s car, Lin Ruoxi sat upright and motionless, totally silent. Being used to this woman being uncommunicative, Yang Chen drove off.
When they stopped at a traffic light just before the expressway, a roaring silver-gray Maserati GranTurismo stopped beside Yang Chen’s car. Inside the car was a handsome man in sunglasses who wore a red flowery shirt with his chest exposed. When he noticed the milky-white BMW M3 beside him, he blankly stared at it for a moment, next, he saw the side view of Lin Ruoxi’s perfect face from the half-open window and his eyes lit up.
The first thing that he thought of was, the driver in the BMW must be a little white face(leecher). No matter how he looked at him, he didn’t look like a rich man. Furthermore, the disparity in appearances between him and the woman beside him were too great. While feeling disdainful in his heart, he revealed what he believed to be a charming smile. He lowered the car window and shouted, “Bro who’s driving the BMW, wanna race?”
In front of the red light which had lasted for approximately two minutes, the bored Yang Chen glanced at him, “Is there anything in it for me?”
“From the upper expressway, all the way till its third exit, that will be the end point. If you win, I’ll give you twenty thousand, if you lose, that lady over there must have a drink with me.” As he said that, the man looked at Lin Ruoxi with a naughty charm.
Lin Ruoxi creased her brows, then slightly shook her head at Yang Chen. She had been through all kinds of romantic hints, to the point where she felt numb and didn’t want to bother responding.
Yet Yang Chen nodded after pondering a little. He said, “Fine, but the bet has to be changed. If you lose, stop your car and let me give it a kick.”
“F**k! You think you’re superman! Kicking this? Aren’t you afraid of breaking your leg!? This is a Maserati! You think it’s salad!?” The man disdainfully shouted.
Yang Chen couldn’t be bothered to argue, “If you don’t want to compete, then get lost.”
“Okay, let’s compete then! You’re done for! My car has been modified! Your woman belongs to me tonight!” The man loudly laughed, then started to step on the accelerator. The Maserati GranTurismo’s engine began to roar again.
Lin Ruoxi glared at Yang Chen. If they weren’t at an expressway, she would’ve chosen to get off immediately. “If you want to go crazy why use me as the wager! What do you think I am!?”
Yang Chen faintly smiled, his eyes were fixed on the traffic light in front.
“It’s precisely because I don’t like you being treated as a wager, so I have to bet with him. Don’t worry, I don’t have the habit of yielding my wife to others……”
Without waiting for Lin Ruoxi to reply, Yang Chen fiercely stomped on the throttle. The M3 bursted forward like an arrow!
The Maserati also shot out at the same time. The two cars both used V8 engines, and both engines were around 4L, though the Maserati’s was slightly higher. But since the Maserati had been through modifications, the speed of their initial acceleration couldn’t be compared.
Once the two cars got onto the expressway, they immediately sped up rapidly. The white and gray streaks were like dragons in the dusk, fiercely weaving through the traffic!
Lin Ruoxi could only feel a burst of intense g-force, she couldn’t help having her body pressed up against the seat. Although she wasn’t one who drove slowly, she wouldn’t drive over 140km/h. Usually, she only drives around 50km/h or 60km/h in Zhonghai, how could she possibly ever experience the true power of a sports car!?
Although the two cars had maximum speeds that could go over the frightful 300km/h mark, this was after all an expressway. While madly stepping on the accelerator, the biggest test was to control the car.
Lin Ruoxi looked at the relaxed Yang Chen who drove quickly. The speed of the car kept getting faster and faster. Lin Ruoxi carefully glanced at the speedometer, and saw that the needle was pointed at the bright red numbers which was 200. She nearly screamed!
200!? This mad man is driving at 200km/h on an expressway with a 90km/h speed limit!?
The cars in the surroundings were constantly overtaken, and it was practically hard to look at other cars. Due to the disparity in speeds, many cars in front also had the awareness to make way.
There was only the Maserati at the side which also wildly shot forward, but as the RPM of the engine kept rising and the car hit 200, 205, 210…… The young man’s forehead began to sweat, he was having difficulty dealing with the road condition.
No matter how good a car, it still depended on the road. When the man noticed that his speed was giving him problems with dealing with the traffic, he began to develop fear inside, and severely restricted the speed of the Maserati!
On the other hand, Yang Chen didn’t seem to mind at all, only when the M3 roared to 240km/h did Yang Chen stop accelerating. With one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the gear lever, he constantly overtook the cars in front. He continuously shuttled through the cracks in traffic, like nimble lightning.
Lin Ruoxi felt like her heart was going to leap out of her chest. The ridiculous speeds they were going at made her feel like her surroundings was the one that slowed down. Although she felt that it would be a great disappointment to herself, she still softly spoke with a requesting tone as she couldn’t bear it anymore, “You…… Drive slower……”
“If I slow down he’ll overtake.” Yang Chen happily said, “Like I said, I don’t like to give away my wife.”
“Look forward! Don’t look at me!” Lin Ruoxi noticed Yang Chen turn his head, and was immediately so frightened that she shouted.
Yang Chen had never thought that Lin Ruoxi would have an insecure look like this, and couldn’t help but laugh.
Lin Ruoxi felt like she lost face, and rashly supplemented, “I…… I’m not afraid, I’m just worried that you’ll have your license revoked, you’re speeding way too much!”
Yang Chen’s expression was rather queer in response. He sighed, and embarrassedly said, “Darling Ruoxi, I forgot to tell you this, I don’t actually have a license at all, so I’m not afraid of it being revoked……”
Lin Ruoxi could only feel the sky spin and the earth rotate, and shut her eyes bitterly. She felt like she would really go crazy if she looked at this man one more time.
After another five or six minutes passed, Yang Chen stopped at the parking spot at the third exit on the expressway. Two minutes later, the silver-gray Maserati appeared.
The young man kept his word. He didn’t run away after seeing the disparity between them in driving skills and guts. Although he was unhappy and depressed, he still lowered his window and said, “I lost, go ahead and kick.”
Yang Chen didn’t reject this. After walking a circle around the Maserati, he chose to kick the car’s hood, right on the trident logo.
The young man wasn’t worried at all. He yawned and didn’t even care to look. Kick wherever you like, can a human’s kick even damage steel?
An intense sound followed, and the man felt as if the car had collapsed. He was so frightened that his face paled!
Looking at the head of the car which got kicked by Yang Chen, the man nearly peed in his pants!
The Maserati’s originally brand new front hood, was now deeply caved in!!
“You must be cheating! Do you have weights tied onto your leg!?”
The man loudly yelled. His car had been kicked to such a shape and he wanted to cry. But when he saw what Yang Chen was doing, he was so frightened that he broke out in cold sweat……
He saw Yang Chen sit on the bonnet of his car and put on his shoe on the leg he used to kick his car; he had specially taken off his shoe to kick it earlier!
Even Lin Ruoxi who was sitting in the M3 covered her mouth with her beautiful eyes wide open. She had watched Yang Chen take off his shoe and stomp on the car with her own eyes. She originally thought that Yang Chen was just fooling around, and didn’t expect such a terrifying outcome. She couldn’t help but feel a little doubt inside, other than knowing several foreign languages, what else was this man hiding?
Yang Chen leisurely put on his shoe, smiled at the man who was frightened to the point of being speechless, then returned to his car. Like nothing had happened, he continued the journey home.
Along the way, Lin Ruoxi glanced at him from time to time, she felt like asking yet didn’t want to. Seeing that Yang Chen didn’t have any intention of explaining anything to her, she refused to lower her pride to ask him questions. In the end, she could only sulk and shut her eyes, but the questions she brooded over gradually increased instead……