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Chapter 373 - First Round- Victory

Zhaoming knew that continuing this battle would only result in their humiliation- there were a lot of people watching now, too, people who could testify for Lin Yi. There really was no telling who actually hit Xiaozhang’s face!

Xhaoming suspected Lin Yi for doing something, but there was no evidence for him to manoeuvre!

It’d be different if Lin Yi didn’t know Li Yixun- he could’ve used an excuse and have him pulled away by the security!

Not only was Lin Yi associated with Yixun, it seemed like they had a really close relationship with each other, too!

“Lin Yi, was it? I’ll remember you.” Zhaoming looked at Lin Yi fiercely before eyeing Xiaobo and Fen. “You’re here to stand up for them, right? Don’t regret it.”

“Ah… I wonder who’s regretting right now.” Lin Yi smiled, not minding Zhaoming’s threat.

“We’re leaving!” Zhaoming waved his hand and headed to the ballroom with Xiaozhang and Shubin unwillingly.

Xiaobo wanted to do a victory dance so badly! 

He’d assumed that it’d be a day of humiliation and struggle, confronting Kang Zhaoming… He’d made all the mental preparations for Zhaoming’s shaming and dissing, since they were in his territory- they wouldn’t be able to stand up to him at all! It wasn’t a hard concept to grasp.

He never expected to have the upper hand right from the first round! Zhaoming even had to retreat after the humiliation!

“See, Fen? With boss here we’ll be completely fine!” Xiaobo said firmly as he grabbed Fen’s hand.

“Yeah…” Fen had lost all hope for Zhaoming after that ugly display- she felt liberated all of a sudden, finding her years of melancholy and love-sickness absurd and her suicide laughable!

How did she even fall in love with a dog like that in the first place?! 

Fen had, at that moment, left her trauma behind- she could start life anew bravely and freshly now.

Zhaoming wasn’t worth her doing anything at all… She’d been blinded the whole time.

Xiaobo sighed in relief at that smile on Fen’s face. Tang Yin was happy for her as well. “Fen, you’ve thought it through?”

“Yep! I did! I… was so dumb…” Fen shook her head self-mockingly. “How did I ever fall in love with someone like that in the first place… I should cherish what I have now…”

With that, Fen held onto Xiaobo’s hand even tighter.

Xiaobo was moved- he was excited. There was always that something between Fen and him, and the two had acknowledged their relationship, but Xiaobo knew that it wouldn’t be the same with that trauma in Fen’s heart. 

With Zhaoming in there, he’d always remain a replacement! The unsettling discomfort was what drove him to bring Fen to Zhaoming in the first place.

And here was Fen, confessing her feelings to him- of course it’d move Xiaobo.

“Master Lin, I’ll take my leave then, if there’s nothing else. Call me if you need anything.” Yixun nodded to Lin Yi politely after things settled down.

Lin Yi nodded back. “Thanks for the trouble, Li Bro.”

Yixun did a ‘don’t mention it’ gesture before leaving on his scooter.

Lin Yi, Tang Yin, Kang Xiaobo, and Fen all walked in the ballroom along with the earlier bystanders.

Some of those in the crowd knew that Zhaoming and Xiaobo were cousins- they only looked at the younger generation’s Kang conflict with amusement.

Miracle Doctor Kang’s birthday feast was a buffet-styled party, and Xiaobo brought Lin Yi and everyone else to a table in a corner. Their purpose of getting Fen to get over Zhaoming had been accomplished already.

Fen was a bit down-spirited- she’d gotten over Zhaoming, but no one would enjoy experiencing something like this.

Especially when she’d been so stubborn all those years- all for nothing. Tang Yin kept Fen company and talked to her, but that wasn’t too necessary- a few days later and Fen would be able to leave all this behind.

“Boss, since we’re here already we can’t just leave, but let’s go after the younger generation gifts get presented. I’d really rather not stay here one minute more than necessary.” Xiaobo was absolutely disgusted by Zhaoming’s attitude.

“Isn’t that person your father?” Something else had caught Lin Yi’s attention- Kang Zhaoming was saying something to a middle-aged man, gesturing as he did.

“That’s my dad, but what’s Kang Zhaoming doing there?” Xiaobo paused, not understanding what Zhaoming was doing. He wasn’t that weak, was he? Telling on him??

“It might be about Fen!” Lin Yi frowned. “Didn’t think he’d be that big of an asshole- he’s talking smack about Fen to your dad.”

“Damn his fucking ancestors!!” Xiaobo raged- what the hell was this Zhaoming’s problem?

“Ah… Aren’t his ancestors your ancestors…” Lin Yi said grinned. “It’s alright, actually, think about it- you’ll have to tell your parents eventually. You can just explain what happened to Fen truthfully to them afterwards, I’m sure they’re reasonable people.”

Lin Yi thought of Xiaobo’s father as a good man- he had that kind old man’s face on him. He seemed to be the kind of guy who cared about his reputation, but he wasn’t a bad person.

As long as he was being logical and reasonable about it, accepting Fen shouldn’t be a problem.

“Really?” Xiaobo was delighted by the news. “Boss, you’re not lying to me, are you?”

“Why would I lie?” Lin Yi shook his head. “If it doesn’t work I’ll help talk to him for you.”

Lin Yi was quite confident in his ability to capture the human heart- helping Xiaobo out wasn’t a big deal.

Lin Yi had been right- Zhaoming was talking about Fen, but he wasn’t talking about how he’d gotten tired and threw her away… He was describing her as a shameless slut who was now seducing Xiaobo after she’d seduced him...

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