Chapter 378 - Meeting A Fatty
But, just when Lin Yi was about to exit the ballroom, something else happened…
Yixun and a middle-aged man were rushing into the ballroom just as Lin Yi was headed for the exit!
The middle-aged man was the owner of Moon on the Sea- Mister Tian. He’d originally come with Yixun to pay his respects- after all, he was the boss of the establishment where the celebration was being hosted.
But he’d entered the ballroom to find, much to his surprise, people leaving the birthday feast already! It should’ve just begun, and the food hadn’t even been served yet- why were there people leaving?
Yixun whispered in his year during his confusion. “Mister Tian, this is Mister Lin.”
“Ah!!” Mister Tian paused and took a closer look at Lin Yi- as expected, he looked the same as the photograph in the documents! He hadn’t been paying attention before, but now that Yixun had brought his attention to it he started walking over with a kind smile on his face. “Master Lin, are you leaving?”
“Ah… Uncle Tian, right?” Lin Yi guessed as the man walked over with Yixun. “I’m just attending my friend’s second grandpa’s birthday feast with him. We’ve presented the gift, but it doesn’t seem to be good enough for them- no point in staying and make a fool of ourselves.”
Mister Tian frowned- Master Lin’s present, not good enough? Were those people out of their minds?
But he didn’t know if Lin Yi was on a mission or not- he didn’t want to say too much, deciding to just nod instead. “Then should I have someone accompany you to the exit?”
“It’s alright, we’ll go by ourselves.” Lin Yi waved his hand and smiled.
“Alright, call me or Li if you need anything.” Mister Tian nodded.
The scene put the audience in even more of a shock- Mister Tian of Moon and the Sea was a celebrity in Donghai’s upper society, and here he was, being all respectful towards Lin Yi!
Just who in the world was this person?
A young master from a rich family? That seemed like the likely case…
Miracle Doctor Kang, on the other hand, had the worst expression on his face- never would he have expected for Xiaobo’s friend to be someone of such background! He would never have let Zhaoming crush the pill if he’d known Lin Yi were from a powerful family.
From the looks of it, that pill was authentic…
“Fuu…” Xiaobo let out a long breath after walking out the ballroom. He held his fists tightly- there was still adrenaline in him. “Boss, that was the first time I’ve felt something like that! I felt so proud! That look on my second grandpa’s face, and Kang Zhaoming! Their faces were all twisted, probably regretting crushing that Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing! What an idiot, he’s in for it when he gets home!!”
“Haha…” Lin Yi patted Xiaobo on his shoulder. At the very least, Xiaobo had taken his first step today- he’d become a true man!
“Indeed, such a pity! If I had known that it was Mister Lin who’d supplied the pill I’d have run up and snatched it in front of everyone laughing!” Tianyi said, clearly very regretful that the pill had to go down like that. “What a crime it was, to waste something that heavenly!”
Fen had been worried the whole time that Kang Zhaoming and his whole family would be shaming her with all their might, but it seemed that even someone like her got to look down on the Kangs from a higher ground!
When Xiaobo had spoken those cold words, too, telling Zhaoming that he’d get him back for all the hurt he’d caused Fen… It moved her, excited her- Zhaoming couldn’t even say anything, he just stood there blinking!
“Thank you, Xiaobo…” Fen then turned to Lin Yi. “Thank you… Xiaobo’s boss…”
“Haha, stop it.” Lin Yi waved a hand. “We’re a family now, aren’t we! Xiaobo, the next thing I’ll do is give you a stage for you to perform on. You’ll be able to get on the same level as Miracle Doctor Kang, even go beyond him!”
“Really?” Xiaobo froze, his eyes shining with hope. He’d never doubted Lin Yi’s words before- the ‘really’ was but a mere expression of his shock. “Boss, thank you! Trust me, I won’t let you down…”
During Xiaobo’s excitement, a fatty came running out of the ballroom, puffing and panting as he made his way to the group. “Bro… Bro, wait… Wait for me…”
Lin Yi looked at the panting fatty- what the hell? “Who’re you talking to?”
“I’m talking to you, bro!” The fatty ran up to Lin Yi and swooped down into a kneeling position. “Bro, please! Sell me that Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing! I’ll pay you anything! One hundred million- no, even five hundred million is fine!”
“......” Lin Yi didn’t know what to say- what the hell was wrong with this fatty, charging out at him to purchase a pill? He thought it was real?
“Bro, please, I’m begging you!” The fatty jumped onto Lin Yi’s leg and latched onto him after seeing his silence- he started sobbing and crying all of a sudden, tears and snot everywhere. “Sell me one, please, I’ll pay you anything… You’ll be the savior of this Fatty Lai if you’re willing to sell me just one… I’m begging you…”
(In Chinese we can say ‘I, Marcy, will…’ or ‘this Marcy here will…’ in very smooth and natural ways.)
“What the- just don’t cry first!” Lin Yi was at a loss for words- he wanted to ignore him, but this guy was crying out of nowhere! He looked really sad, too. He wasn’t sure how to respond to a grown man crying and kneeling in front of him like that.
“Bro, if you just promise me I’ll stop crying…” Fatty Lai snorted his snot out- it dripped down Lin Yi’s pants, sending a chill down his spine.
“Then why don’t you cry to death.” Lin Yi said, speechless.
“Then if I stop crying you’ll sell it to me?” Fatty Lai asked after abruptly stopping his sobbing.
“Old Lai, what are you even doing? Just say what you need to say, what’re you doing crying like that?” Tianyi spoke up, evidently an associate of the fatty.
“Old Liu, You’re standing up straight without any hip pains, and you’re dad’s all cured and healthy now… Good for you, but my old man’s still in a hospital bed…” Fatty Lai started sniffing and crying again at the topic. “I asked you to tell me who the miracle doctor who cured your dad was but you wanted to keep it a secret! If I don’t take this opportunity now I’ll lose it again! You old fox!!!”
Lin Yi understood what this was about now- this dude has a sick father as well, and had asked Tianyi who he knew about his father after learning of the cure… Tianyi, not having Lin Yi’s permission, didn’t dare just tell other people about him. This Fatty Lai must have quite a grudge against Tianyi because of that.
But the fatty was no idiot- with only Xiaobo’s Pill of Life Extension and Toxic Cleansing and Lin Yi’s performance he’d ascertained that Lin Yi was the one who’d cured Liu Zhenhu!!
main thing i remember from reading BAB is connections lol
holy we're only 400 dollars away from quadruple month.