Chapter 123 - Father and Son of House Zhong
It didn’t hurt, but Lin Yi smiled bitterly all the same- It didn’t seem like Tang Yin liked him very much! He was just thinking of starting an innocent relationship earlier, too……
Tang Yin was probably an unlikely candidate, and Yushu was the only one left…… That didn’t seem very possible either…..
“Boss, how come Tang Yin’s so pissed at you?” Xiaobo still couldn’t quite wrap his head around it- why would Tang Yin dislike Lin Yi this much from their first meeting if the two of them hadn’t even met before?
“I’d have solved the problem if I knew why…” Lin Yi explained, a little speechless.
“That’s true. Hm? Wait, boss- do you think it’s maybe because Tang Yin likes you?” Xiaobo suggested suddenly.
“Hah? Because she likes me? What do you mean?” Lin Yi asked, stunned as he stared at Xiaobo.
“It’s something I’ve heard about. There’s this guy from last year, and there’s this girl in his class who’s part of the student committee, who’d always go causing trouble for him. You know? Like when he skips class or something, she’d always go cause trouble for him……” Xiaobo explained. “You think maybe Tang Yin’s the same?”
Lin Yi only rolled his eyes- they weren’t even in that kind of a situation in the first place!
“It’s possible, but Tang Yin’s only known me for two and a half days! You think it’s possible for her to have fallen in love with me during those two days?” Lin Yi said, shaking his head. According to this guy’s logic, the Miss was probably in love with him as well? Always causing trouble for him because she didn’t find Lin Yi likeable?
“That’s true……” Xiaobo chuckled as they started walking to school.
They were almost at the gate when Xiaobo pointed some distance away. “Boss, look, it’s Chu Mengyao and Chen Yushu……”
“Oh……” Lin Yi said faintly- he’d been paying attention to the two from the corner of his eye since he’d noticed them, after all.
“Hm? Boss, look at that car they’re getting out of- it’s the same car you were in!” Xiaobo was quite observant, it seemed.
“Is it? Doesn’t look that alike, does it?” Lin Yi yawned. “Stop looking at them, let’s go.”
“Yeah, they’re too out of reach anyway. It’s not realistic.” Xiaobo said with a sigh. “Rich people at the top of the pyramid, man- I know that feeling so well……”
Lin Yi didn’t know where that statement was coming from, but Xiaobo’s didn’t seem to have come from an especially rich family, from what Lin Yi had seen. It wasn’t too poor, too- the guy was around middle class, so what did he mean by that..?
Lin Yi, however, didn’t want Xiaobo focusing on the car for too long, and decided to quicken their pace without asking anything.
A Mercedes-Benz S600I stopped not too far away from the school, parking some distance away from Li Fu’s Bentley.
“That damned Li Fu’s car’s right there- I’ll just drop you off here. Do you remember what I told you?” Zhong Fabai glared at his son beside him as he spoke scoldingly.
“Yes…… dad.” Zhong Pinliang responded carefully. “I’ll mind my own business from now on……”
The two were, naturally, referring to the whole incident with Lin Yi! Pinliang didn’t dare let his father know that it was him going at Lin Yi for trouble, pinning it on Zhang Naipao instead, saying that he’d only went after Lin Yi because he’d stepped on his follower’s shoe…… He didn’t have to bear as much responsibility that way, at least.
Zhong Fabai was a man who walked both legal and criminal paths- as a result, he was someone who valued brotherhood. Pinliang standing up for his follower was not an unreasonable justification for his actions, and he’d decided to just let his son off with a scolding.
“Do you have any idea how close you were to messing things up for me? Getting my right-hand man Heibao jailed, he’s gonna be in there for at least a couple years. It’s a good thing he doesn’t know too much, or else……” Zhong Fabai hmphed. “Remember, your top priority is to get Chu Mengyao to be your girl, ignore everything else! Understand?”
(i just remembered- didn’t Xiaobo say Pinliang’s dad’s Zhong Sanguo? shrugs)
“I got it, dad! I’ll try my best!” Zhong Pinliang promised immediately.
“Mm. If you manage to get your hands on Chu Mengyao…… i won’t have to deal with your uncle’s bullshit again!” Fabai said with a pat on Pinliang’s shoulder. “Alright, go. Time’s ticking, son- hit the iron while it’s hot, do it before that old fox Chu Pengzhan comes to his senses!”
Zhong Fabai was no idiot- he had power in Songshan, but he was many levels below Chu Pengzhan’s tier. Pengzhan would never consider Zhong Pinliang as a candidate for his daughter, but if Fabai were to let his son make the first move……
Zhong Pinliang was still very hateful towards Lin Yi, but there really wasn’t much he could do if his father didn’t support that hate. He’d be able to send an entire nightclub’s security detail at Lin Yi with his father’s full support- so what if Lin Yi was a good fighter? He’d send four guys at him if he could handle one, and he’d send twenty at him if he could handle four! There was no way Lin Yi could overpower those numbers!
Lin Yi..! I’ll let you live a bit longer, but you’re good as fucked when I get my dad on you!! Just you wait, you’re so fucked when I get my hands on Chu Mengyao……
He wasn’t very happy about postponing his revenge, but there wasn’t much he could do. He’d decided to look for a couple of ways of messing with Lin Yi a little- it should be fine if he avoided direct confrontations and made sure Lin Yi wouldn’t be suspecting him.
“Yao Yao……” Zhong Pinliang said as he went up to the two girls.
“See, Yao Yao? The fly’s here again…… That’s why I told you to get with Shield Guy as soon as possible!!” Yushu grinned as she pointed at Zhong Pinliang.
Mengyao only rolled her eyes as she turned around the face Pinliang. “Zhong Pinliang, are you deaf?”
Pinliang blinked as he processed the question- why was Mengyao asking if he was deaf all of a sudden? Wasn’t it he who called out to her?
“Yao Yao, what do you mean, deaf..?” Zhong Pinliang asked, not sure where this was coming from.
“Didn’t I tell you not to call me Yao Yao back when you first called me that? I told you to use my full name, right…… I can only assume that you either have something wrong with your IQ, your Chinese, or your ears!!” Mengyao said.