Chapter 250 - Scheme
Jingyi was speechless- the guy still had time to play with the dv? Was he not worried at all that he’d get caught?
“You sure it’s this one?” Jingyi asked, still not reassured.
“I’m sure.” Lin Yi said lazily. “Cafe, right? I checked it.”
Jingyi was only at ease after that confirmation. “Thanks so much, hubby! Here, let this big sis give you a kiss!”
(should mention that she calls him ‘little husband’ and refers to herself as ‘big sis’ when talking to Lin Yi)
With that, Jingyi put on a kissing face…
She froze- she’d only puffed her lips up, but she hadn’t moved at all- why was there something touching her lips right now? She opened her eyes and saw Lin Yi’s cheek against her lips.
“You………” Jingyi couldn’t believe how shameless this guy was- she wasn’t going to do it for real, but the guy just leaned in all by himself!
“Me?” Lin Yi grinned evilly as he wiped at his cheek. “Don’t think I’m so harmless or anything- tease me more and I’ll react accordingly.”
Lin Yi couldn’t take what this girl kept throwing at him anymore- how long was she planning to keep their half lover relationship up? He decided that he’d fulfil her desire since she wanted it so much- there wasn’t really a line for their half lover status anyway, and it’d probably be fine as long as they didn’t sleep together. A kiss shouldn’t be a problem at all.
“You……..” Jingyi was at a loss for words- it was true that she teased Lin Yi on the basis that he was too young to be her opponent… Any other man would be dangerous, and Jingyi wouldn’t even do stuff like this that children did- she’d be getting herself into trouble.
According to Jingyi’s analysis, Lin Yi should’ve been an inexperienced boy- he was good, but he shouldn’t have had much exposure to the outside world, most likely the type that trained in isolation with his masters. It was why she’d confidently utilized her beauty to captivate him, so as to make him do stuff for her.
Yet she wasn’t expecting Lin Yi to be able to attack as well! She was about to say something when Lin Yi’s next move froze her.
He was reaching his hand out, lifting her head up slightly from her delicate chin- a movement that was frivolous with a tint of humiliation… It was something gangsters did to tease vulnerable civilian ladies with in those old dramas!
Lin Yi doing this was nowhere within her expectations, and she was starting to panic and even worry- she’d never experienced something like this before.
“What… What’re you planning to do?” Jingyi was panicking harder- there was no way this could end well.
“Half-lover, right? I’ll come claim this compensation whenever I feel like!” Lin Yi said as he pulled his hand away. “Keep that in mind when you ask me to do stuff next time- I’ll continue taking your form of payment, so be careful we don’t turn into full lovers.”
Lin Yi had to show this girl what he was about- she’d start stepping on his head if he didn’t keep her in line. He hadn’t minded it too much before, but she was getting out of control.
He could tolerate and endure Mengyao and Yushu at home, and that was fine- it was his job.
Sun Jingyi, on the other hand, was just an acquaintance- did she think her beauty had no bounds? That it could get her anything she wanted?
Jingyi was upset- when had she ever suffered a humiliation such as this? Even the iron hands of Wu couldn’t just say anything frivolous to her- that Zhang Tongtian was lusting after her, but he’d never use force for something like that. Forcing her with blackmail was one thing, but forcing someone physically was another! Even Zhang Tongtian wouldn’t want that sort of crime pinned on him.
Yet this Lin Yi just took her first kiss away by force! She hadn’t kissed him on the lips, but she still did it on his cheek…… Jingyi was quite upset at that.
As upset as JIngyi was, she still understood her place and gradually accepted it in silence. After all, she had only herself to blame for playing with fire.
Jingyi seemed to be falling back into line, and Lin Yi decided to leave her alone- it’d be best if she stopped calling him, too, since he was pretty busy himself. He felt that the things she needed help with wasn’t worth his skillset.
It’d be okay if Jingyi really were his wife, but she wasn’t! She kept pulling these tricks, too. Lin Yi decided that he’d just let this one job slide, for the sake of them chancing upon each other at the bar- the next time she asked him for help it’d depend on the sincerity she displayed.
Lin Yi, naturally, wouldn’t have Jingyi drive him back to Mengyao’s villa- he asked her to drop him off at a bus stop near the villa district, and got off. Jingyi bit her lip, giving one last look at Lin Yi before driving away.
“Dad, Chu Pengzhan’s taking away authority from our forces recently, it’s very detrimental!” A spectacled young man said carefully as he stood in front of a middle-aged man.
The middle-aged man was Jin Gubang, the brother-in-law of Zhong Fabai, the biggest shareholder in Pengzhan Industries other than Chu Pengzhan himself. This young man, on the other hand, was his son and secretary, Jin Maosheng.
“I know. Zhang Yuchu got me a bunch of trash for men- things would’ve been carried out perfectly otherwise, and the company would’ve lost two hundred million! Chu Pengzhan would be the one who signed the contract himself, and he’d lose his reputation with the board of directors instantly!” Gubang said, pissed. “Can’t even kidnap a girl, what the hell’s the matter with these people? Did they eat shit for food, can’t they even handle some bodyguard?”
“I know! That Lin Yi bastard’s really irritating- I’d made it so that Chu Pengzhan would get into an accident in the parking lot; he’d have been hospitalized for a while if that had taken place… But that Lin Yi ruined everything!” Maosheng added, pissed as well.
“How dare you bring that up? How could you not have consulted me first? Something happens to Chu Pengzhan at the company and the first suspects would be the insiders!” Gubang glared at his son. “Do you have a brain? How could you have done something this reckless?”
“Dad, that electrical worker I paid is gone forever……” Maosheng lowered his head as he explained carefully.
“Hmph, I’m not saying you were wrong, but the location you picked was!” Gubang hmphed coldly. “Right, did that cousin of yours manage to get with Chu Mengyao yet?”
“I don’t think so.” Maosheng said. “Dad, I don’t think it’s a certainty that uncle would have good intentions- if Zhong Pinliang were to get with Chu Mengyao, they’d be able to help us Jins control Pengzhan Industries, but… They’d have earned themselves big benefits! At the end of the day, they don’t have the same surname… They’re still outsiders, and there’s no guarantee that they won’t betray us.”
“You’re making sense- Zhong Fabai isn’t a man who willingly serves under others.” Gubang nodded, agreeing with his son’s viewpoint- Zhong Fabai was a man with dangerous ambitions, and there was no telling what problems might arise if he brought the guy in… There shouldn’t be any problems in the short-term, but there was no telling what he’d do to flip his status from guest to master as time went on.
That's the first volume!! 250 chapters, oh my lord
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