Chapter 289 - I'm Not
Lin Yi wondered when he’d get that old van a licence plate when he got in the taxi- the car he’d taken from Heibao was still parked in Mengyao’s courtyard.
It didn’t match the elegance of the villa, but Mengyao didn’t say anything about it. The girl was now much more easygoing compared to the first time he’d met her- she’d accepted Lin Yi as a member of the villa at this point, and didn’t think too much about that crappy van he had in front of the villa.
Lin Yi took his phone out to give Lingshan a call- his own phone was broken, and his current one was an older model Yushu had upgraded from.
It was a pink seashell phone, and Xiaobo’s eyes widened upon seeing it. Tang Yin and Xinwen, on the other hand, failed to notice as they continued chatting at their side.
“Hello? Lin Yi?” Lingshan got a little frustrated just from remembering the events yesterday. “I sent your pictures to your phone’s mail, you can just receive it! Anything else?”
“Oh, I called for some other stuff.” Lin Yi said. “I’ve got an old van without a licence plate, can you get me one?”
“I’m the criminal police, not the traffic police!!” Lingshan exploded at Lin Yi’s request. “Do you really have so much free time on your hands? I’m actually really busy every day, ok mister? Go have it registered yourself, you can do that at the western-”
“The car isn’t new, I can’t do that stuff. Who else would I go to other than you?” Lin Yi was speechless- was the girl stupid? Did she have problems with understanding things? Why’d he bother her if the car could get registered normally?
“I still can’t do anything about that! Stop bothering me, I’m occupied with a big case here! I’m really busy!” Lingshan said impatiently. “Remember, I’m from the criminal police! Don’t ask me to do stuff unrelated to my job! I’m hanging up if that’s all?”
“Oh. Yeah, I’ll remember that. You remember that I’m a student, too, not a cop, not ultraman. Don’t ask me to do stuff unrelated to my studies next time.” Lin Yi was a little angry- he just wanted her to help him out a bit, what was with her??
“..........” Lingshan really wanted to hang up right there, but she refrained herself from doing so. “The car wasn’t stolen, was it?”
“Nope, it should’ve went through proper procedure. Check it and you’ll find out, Heibao was the one who drove it.” Lin Yi smiled- he’d finally taken care of Lingshan.
“Then you drive it over this afternoon! But if I see that it’s a stolen car then I’m confiscating it!” Lingshan gritted.
“Ah…...okay.” Lin Yi smiled as he hung up.
“Boss, your phone… Why’d you change it to this one?” Xiaobo wasn’t too interested in the phone call- he’d seen Lin Yi drive a much better car before, so an old van wasn’t anything of interest to him.
“Didn’t I say my phone’s broken? This is a phone my friend used to use, I borrowed it.” Lin Yi said.
“Let me see?” Xiaobo reached his palm out.
Lin Yi handed it to Xiaobo without thinking about it.
Xiaobo’s eyes shot themselves wide open- the background of the main screen was Chen Yushu’s picture!! Xiaobo was about to ask why when he shut his mouth after seeing Tang Yin right beside Lin Yi.
Xiaobo wasn’t so stupid that he’d ask a question like that right now! It’d be a mess if Tang Yin misunderstood!
But he still poked at Lin Yi, an evil smile on his face as he handed the phone back to him.
Lin Yi noticed the picture as well that moment, a bitter smile on his face. “This phone’s owner is the same as the Beetle car’s……”
Having Xiaobo catch him with Yushu’s picture twice was a little awkward- he’d have to take care to prevent this sort of thing next time. He didn’t think much about it when he asked to borrow it from Yushu, not bothering to change anything in it since he’d just be using it for a few days… Who knew that Xiaobo would see it within those days?
Feeling awkward, Lin Yi went into the picture folder for a picture to use as his new background when Xiaobo’s eyes shot themselves open even wider!!
It wasn’t just Yushu’s pictures in there, there were even Mengyao’s!! And they were pictures from daily life!! There were pictures of them eating, shopping… Even selfies of themselves at home…..
Lin Yi started to sweat as he closed the phone shut- he slipped it into his pocket and turned to look at Xiaobo awkwardly. The guy was clearly shocked.
He didn’t think that the phone belonged to Lin Yi anymore! Putting the obvious fact that the phone was in a color a girl would use, the pictures in it were definitely not Lin Yi’s!!
Lin Yi wouldn’t have so many pictures of Mengyao and Yushu in his phone, it was just impossible- they weren’t the type of pictures that showed skin, but they were still very much private pictures! How did Lin Yi get them?!
But whose phone could it be, if not Lin Yi’s?
Xiaobo, however, was someone who understood consequences. He had a hundred questions he wanted to ask, but he knew that asking them right now would only make Tang Yin misunderstand. He decided to hold them in.
The taxi stopped near the hospital, and Lin Yi paid the driver ten kuai.
“Lin Yi? Is that you?” A pleasant voice sounded behind Lin Yi as he got out the taxi.
Lin Yi turned back to see Guan Xin. “It’s you! Haha, what a coincidence.”
“Yeah! Are you here to visit your friend? I’m going up to give her an injection right now, let’s go together.” Guan Xin failed to contain her excitement upon seeing Lin Yi.
After all, she’d been strolling around the hospitalization department these couple days- she didn’t know what for, but perhaps she hoped that she’d bump into Lin Yi? She’d even asked to take on the responsibility of giving the injections in Fen’s room… She now knew Xinwen, Xiaobo, and Tang Yin’s faces, too.
There was one thing, however… That little girl Tang Yin, the prettiest one, always had that trace of hostility and caution whenever she greeted her with smiles…… Guan Xin, naturally, understood the cause for that hostility: Tang Yin was afraid she’d steal her boyfriend from her!
In actuality, Guan Xin never really planned on fighting Tang Yin over Lin Yi or anything… She wasn’t even sure of her feelings towards him- it might really just be simple gratitude that made her interested in looking at him a couple more times, to talk with him a bit more… She wasn’t considering anything else yet.
Tang Yin curled her lips, her face a little pale. Xinwen, naturally, noticed that change in Tang Yin’s behavior. She pinched Tang Yin’s arm as she whispered to her. “What? Scared she’s here to steal your man?”
Tang Yin nodded her head softly. “What’s so good about him? Thinks everyone just likes him so much? It’d be nice if she steals him, I wouldn’t have to get taken advantage of if that happens……”