Chapter 128: Baby in the tummy
Wang Ma couldn’t help but beam with joy when she saw that the couple had returned home in the same car. She took it as the couple having their misunderstanding cleared and that they became a harmonious couple. Welcoming them at the door she said, “This is great! You look much more like husband and wife.”
Lin Ruoxi deliberately changed the topic by saying, “Wang Ma, don’t think too much. It’s just that my car broke down.”
Wang Ma’s lips stiffened when she heard these words. She couldn’t help but shake her head bitterly and softly mutter “It’d be great if the car breaks down every day,” as she returned to the kitchen to work.
Lin Ruoxi pretended not to hear a thing as she carried her bag up the stairs. Halfway up, she heard Yang Chen call out to her.
Hmph, you finally want to explain things to me? Lin Ruoxi feigned indifference as she turned around and asked, “What is it?”
Yang Chen pointed at the fashionable monochrome clock on the wall, “It’s about time to eat, what are you going up for?”
Lin Ruoxi heard this reason and couldn’t help but feel unresigned and asked, “Is there nothing else?”
“Is there something else? What would you like to hear?” Yang Chen was puzzled.
Actually, this wasn’t Yang Chen’s fault. In fact, causing a car to deform from a barefooted kick had been insignificant and a small matter in Yang Chen’s mind. Therefore, he never would have thought that Lin Ruoxi would be brooding over this matter.
Yet Lin Ruoxi took it as Yang Chen refusing to explain to her and feigning ignorance. She bit her lip while glaring at him, and dashed upstairs with loud thuds.
Yang Chen scratched his head. He felt that this woman was turning more and more incomprehensible.
Lin Ruoxi didn’t come down late when it was time to eat. While eating she looked at some documents and nibbled on her food. This made Yang Chen wonder if she just swallowed her food without even remembering to chew it.
Wang Ma seemed to be very used to this way of eating from Lin Ruoxi. She didn’t mind it at all. With a very satisfied smile on her face, she would occasionally added dishes onto Yang Chen’s bowl.
Yang Chen felt like he had the responsibility to correct this female workaholic’s bad life habit, so he snatched away the documents in front of Lin Ruoxi and put them by his side.
“What are you doing, quickly give them back to me!” Lin Ruoxi was in the middle of looking through the document seriously and having it snatched away put her in a bad mood.
“You have to concentrate on the meal. If you keep multitasking like this, you might get indigestion and stomach problems. You work in the day, and when you come back at night you continue working, aren’t you tired?” Yang Chen lectured.
Lin Ruoxi creased her brows. She knew that this habit was bad for her body as well, but she didn’t really pay heed or cared about it since childhood. Furthermore, she wasn’t very happy about the way Yang Chen was lecturing her, so she stubbornly said, “I don’t need your teachings, return me the documents.”
“I’ll return it to you after the meal.” Yang Chen replied.
Lin Ruoxi thought: Fine then, I won’t eat. what can you do about that!
But just as she had this thought, she heard Yang Chen say: “If you don’t finish two bowls of rice, I’ll shred the documents.”
Lin Ruoxi was immediately filled with rage, with a flushed face she shouted, “How can you be like this! I usually eat only one bowl of rice, why must I eat two bowls!?”
“If you don’t eat I’ll shred it right now.” Saying that, Yang Chen raised the document, and pretended to do the tearing action.
Lin Ruoxi complained to Wang Ma who was nearby, “Look at this Wang Ma! Yang Chen is bullying me!”
Wang Ma pretended not to hear a thing. Her gaze swerved to an empty corner, obviously refusing to put her hand into this.
This time around, Lin Ruoxi was afraid. She definitely wouldn’t succeed if she tried to snatch it back, and it may even get damaged in the process. Furthermore, this fellow could do anything. Although another set could be printed, if this copy got shredded, the annotations that were written on it would be gone as well. She would have to start from scratch again. How could she possibly allow it to get shredded!?
Forcibly holding back her anger, Lin Ruoxi could only grudgingly open her mouth and say, “I’ll eat, so you’re not allowed to tear it.”
Yang Chen revealed a very satisfied smile. He smoothly grabbed some steamed fish and calmly said, “Have more fish, it will replenish your amino acids and will be beneficial to the baby in your tummy.”
Lin Ruoxi blushed, she indignantly shouted, “What drivel are you spouting!? Whose tummy has a baby!?” She was about to collapse, how can this man shamelessly say such words!
“Oh…… there isn’t one now, but there will be in the future. You should store the nutrients first.” Yang Chen said with a smile.
Keep the nutrients first!? You think I’m a camel!?
Lin Ruoxi looked at the fish meat in her bowl. Once she thought about how this meat was delivered to her using this fellow’s chopsticks, she didn’t feel like eating it. She was about to throw away the fish meat, when she noticed Yang Chen suddenly raise the document again and prepared to tear it……
Seeing this stubborn woman finally begin to eat the rice and fish, Yang Chen was rather pleased with himself. While feeling proud of himself, he added more food onto Lin Ruoxi’s bowl.
Lin Ruoxi had given up resisting. She stuffed the dishes into her mouth like she was eating bitter Chinese medicine, while her pair of watery eyes appeared to be full of grievance.
Yang Chen felt that this side of Lin Ruoxi was a lot more interesting than how she usually was. He imagined that if the employees of Yu Lei International saw their ice-cold CEO reveal the expression of a bullied little girl, their mouths would all be hung wide open.
After eating, Lin Ruoxi fumingly went upstairs to continue working.
On the other hand, Yang Chen laid on the sofa watching the news. The contents of the news shown everyday in Huaxia were practically the same. There would be news about other countries having hardship, battles and natural disasters.
The point being that many people died. Then there would be news about how hard the Huaxia’s leader is working, empathizing with the common people, the government employees dripping with sweat, striving at their jobs. Then at the end would be news about the rapid progress everyday, the people living happily and peacefully. Basically; the people in Huaxia are the most blessed.
The reason why Yang Chen liked watching these was very simple, the news overseas simply wasn’t as interesting as the news here.
Wang Ma who was in the middle of wiping the table happily said to Yang Chen, “Young Master, Miss’ habit of not paying attention to her meals is something she had since childhood. Old Mistress and Mistress didn’t discipline her well, I never expected that Young Master would discipline Miss today.”
Yang Chen laid on the sofa and yawned. With a smile he said, “Actually, we’re all adults, we understand things, it’s just difficult to put down face.”
“Miss often forgets about everything else when she’s working. Young Master, if you see anything inappropriate, please point it out. I can see that Miss is only angry on the surface. She definitely doesn’t hate Young Master in her heart, perhaps she’s even happy about it.” Wang Ma said with an enlightened expression.
Yang Chen didn’t understand this. Seeing that the news program came to an end, he was about to change the channels to watch a blind date program which has become very popular recently. He wasn’t that interested in watching the woman in this program, he instead felt that the bros featured were really awesome, they were a lot more interesting than the “political reports” of some stand-up comedians’ .
Right at this time, the phone rang. Yang Chen glanced at his phone and as he expected, it was Li Jingjing who called.
On the other side of the line, Li Jingjing called out “Big brother Yang” and became silent for a while. Then with some hesitation she asked, “Big brother Yang, the mail we received today was sent by you, right?”
Yang Chen revealed a slight smile. It seems like Rose had already sent the stuff to Old Li’s home. Since Old Li and his wife didn’t know how to make use of such technology, they could only wait for Li Jingjing to return home before watching what was on the flash drive.
“You can think of it that way, I asked a friend to have it sent.” Yang Chen didn’t hide anything.
Li Jingjing peacefully sighed, “I always believed that although Group Leader Zhang may be overly proud sometimes, his character shouldn’t be bad, but I never thought that he was that kind of guy…… The woman in the recording is our school’s Vice-Principal. Everybody’s usually fearful of her, I never expected that she……”
“There’s also Jiang Shuo’s father, Jiang Meng, your Head Director, Principal, Vice-Principal, and Level Head all participating in such things. If these things were to be shown in your school, I reckon that the ratings would be pretty good.” Yang Chen joked.
Li Jingjing believed that Yang Chen would do as he said, and said in a panic, “Big brother Yang, please don’t! If you do that, the reputation of the school would be damaged, and nobody will trust our school. In actuality, most of the teachers and students put in a lot of effort in their work and studies, I don’t want to waste everybody’s efforts.”
This girl’s mind was truly innocent at such times, Yang Chen helplessly smiled, “Jingjing, I’m not the paparazzi, why would I expose this for no reason? I gave your family that information as a form of consultation, so that your parents wouldn’t trust Jiang Shuo and his father too much.”
Li Jingjing breathed a sigh of relief, chuckled and said, “Big brother Yang, you have no idea. When the video was played, both my dad and mom were shocked silly. They were too embarrassed to watch. When my mother realized that the one inside the video was actually Group Leader Jiang, she raged. If it wasn’t for the fact that my dad held her back, she would’ve smashed my new notebook into pieces.”
“You should keep that video. You can choose to send it to them anonymously, that way, they wouldn’t do anything to you. There is no need to make a fuss, who doesn’t have dark secrets?”
Li Jingjing softly complied, she obviously consented to this viewpoint. To be honest, before she saw that video, the innocent girl had never seen a sex video. She never thought that her first time watching would be one that stars an acquaintance. Furthermore, it was the Jiang father and son along with the famous Priestess Miejue of the school. The three were like a “hamburger” in a threesome and this truly shocked the girl.
[TL: Priestess Miejue is a character in the Condor trilogy, known for being fierce.]
Although Li Jingjing was very curious as to how Yang Chen had acquired the video, she was very used to Yang Chen’s surprises and tactfully chose not to ask. With the heavy burden in her put down, she spoke with a much lighter tone, “Big brother Yang, will you be free in these following days?”
“What’s up?” Yang Chen asked.
“I want to bring you somewhere, but I don’t know if you’ll agree. Actually, there’s another reason I’m asking you, it’s because I need to borrow your car to move some things……”
Borrow a car to move things? Any cab on the street could do that, but Yang Chen naturally wouldn’t believe that it was for such a simple reason. There must be a place she really wanted to bring him.
As a specialist at buying breakfast, Yang Chen had no reason to decline the request of a girl who didn’t even know how to lie. He straightforwardly agreed to it.
After having a great chat with Li Jingjing, Yang Chen stretched his back and was about to go upstairs to shower and sleep. Although the relapse of his sickness from killing people was now under control, experience told Yang Chen that it was necessary for him to have adequate rest.
At this point, Lin Ruoxi walked down the stairs with a small wallet and looked around. She couldn’t find Wang Ma anywhere, and had no choice but to ask Yang Chen, “Where’s Wang Ma?”