Chapter 398 - The Attitude of Xiaobo's Parents
Jianwen and Taizao, and Ganglou’s phones had been swiped by Lin Yi earlier- they were currently fully isolated from the outside world, unable to contact anyone even if they wanted to.
Lin Yi didn’t know if that weird medicine of theirs would be effective, but even if it wasn’t the bastards should be in quite a fright at the whole situation.
Jianwen’s driver respectfully saw Lin Yi off, making sure he’d safely entered the villa before departing.
“Shield Bro, you’re back! Hehe, Yao Yao missed you just now!” Yushu moved over happily to greet Lin Yi’s return.
“Shu, what are you saying? I would never miss him!” Mengao frowned. “I just asked you to make a phone call and see if he got beat up!”
“Ah… So did you want me to get beat up?” Lin Yi asked with a smile.
“I……” Mengyao wanted to say of course she did- that was what she was thinking when she said yes to Lin Yi
’s dinner with Jianwen, after all, hoping she could get back at Lin Yi through Jianwen. It was his own fault for peeking at Yushu and her wish notes!
But now that she’d gotten over it, Mengyao didn’t really hope for Lin Yi to be the sucker anymore… She’d rather see how Lin Yi had messed with Jianwen.
“What does it matter what I want if you’re already home and clearly safe!” Mengyao said faintly.
“Haha…” Lin Yi had long since gotten used to the Miss being dishonest with her words- he left it at that with a smile. “Here’s a video for you guys- I’m gonna go take a shower, wash off the alcohol stink those guys got on me.”
“Another video? Ooh, nice! I thought there wouldn’t be one this time.” Yushu excitedly took Lin Yi’s phone and started the most recent video in the file…
Mengyao might’ve seemed uninterested, but leaned her head over when Yushu played it anyway.
Lin Yi went back into his room for a shower as Mengyao and Yushu watched the video on the sofa- they could see Lin Yi in a beer battle with four other people, much to Yushu’s surprise. “Woah, Yao Yao- Shield Bro’s so good! Look at how much he’s drinking!”
“What’s so good about drinking?” Mengyao curled her lips. “Mom wouldn’t have left us if dad didn’t drink with his clients every night!”
“Come on, Yao Yao, it’s different… Hehe, I think Shield Bro looks so cool, the way he drinks!” Yushu disagreed.
“Shu, you’re so lustful!” Mengyao scolded.
“Nono, I’m just saying… Ha, just pointing that out, okay?” Yushu said as she shook her flushed cheeks.
Mengyao wasn’t showing it on her face, but Lin Yi messing with Jianwen, Taizao, and Ganglou like that made her want to smile- it was especially amusing when Taiwei spat out blood, it seemed to be straight out of a comedy, surprisingly funny instead of terrifying!
“Yao Yao, I remember that one guy spitting blood out like that in Tang Bohu Lighting The Spring Incense, right?” Yushu said after thinking about it.
“Yeah, I think so! It was that advisor, right? This Yang Ganglou’s an advisor too, and Lin Yi got him so angry that he just fainted!” Mengyao had to admit- Lin Yi’s words were quite hurtful, even if it only limited to those involved. Any outside spectators, however, would find it quite entertaining and satisfying.
Mengyao and Yushu were quite speechless when the blow up doll scene came up- This Jianwen and Taizao were too much…
But Mengyao felt surprisingly comfortable after Lin Yi’s departing line, saying that he was leaving the doll for them to use- it seemed like Lin Yi wasn’t that big a pervert after all, being uninterested in blow up dolls and all…
“Yao Yao, what does a blow up doll look like? I’ve never seen one, maybe we should go see for ourselves one day?” Yushu suggested curiously.
“Of course not, what’re you saying!” Mengyao said speechlessly as she gave Yushu a glare. “How are we supposed to go into those adult stores in the first place, aren’t you embarrassed?”
(big TL note at the bottom)
“Oh… Then let’s have Shield Bro bring one home for us to study?” Yushu said after some thought.
“No way, what if he uses it when we’re not looking! That’d be so disgusting!” There was no way Mengyao would agree to that.
And that meant no blow up doll for Yushu- not much she could do about it.
Xiaobo headed back home feeling nervous, but what puzzled him was the calm in the house! Where was the storm that was supposed to be waiting for him? He’d been prepared for a scolding and lecture after getting back, after all.
“You’re back, Xiaobo?” Mr. and Mrs. Kang were both seated on the sofa- they had strict looks on their faces, but no anger at all, much to Xiaobo’s surprise.
“Dad, mom, I’m home…” Xiaobo nodded. “Went to the bookstore, got lost in the books there, sorry I’m late…”
“Bookstore? What books did you buy?” Mr. Kang asked after seeing the bag in Xiaobo’s hand.
“Some books about business management…” Xiaobo didn't plan on hiding it- this was stuff his parents would eventually have to know, might as well tell them beforehand in case they couldn’t accept it in the future.
“Business management?” Mr. Kang couldn’t help but frown at that. “Why’re you buying books about business instead of school books? Aren’t you aiming too far? Did you get inspired today at the birthday feast and think you can start a career by doing business? You didn’t even get into university yet, why’re you looking at business management, even? Even if you learn all that do you think you’d get hired by a company? Even if a company did want to hire you you’d still be a small staff member, and that’s a position for college graduates- and you’re not even in college yet!!”
Mr. Kang owned a small restaurant- it wasn’t doing too well or too bad, but from that he understood how hard it was to make a living. He had to give Xiaobo this lecture after hearing him talk about learning business management.
“That’s right, Xiaobo- that stuff between you and that lady, dad and I aren’t accepting it but we’re not rejecting it either, so you don’t have to rush into that mindset of starting a career to prove yourself.” Mrs. Kang said a little worriedly.
“Dad… Mom… I do have a company that wants me, but I’m not good enough…” Xiaobo explained helplessly after seeing the misunderstood looks on his parents faces.
“A company that wants you, but you’re not good enough for?” Mr. Kang blinked. “Xiaobo, what do you mean? Why would a company want you when you don’t know anything?”
“Yeah, my boss is starting a medicine company, and he asked me to go help him… But I don’t know anything, so I need to start learning!” Xiaobo said, smiling bitterly with a wave of his hand.
“Boss? Who’s your boss, is it that kid who was with you today?” Mr. Kang paused.” He wants to start a company? What kind of company? You shouldn’t charge into stuff like this blindly, how big could his company even be? Don’t go for all that and ignore college- you’ll really regret it!”
(Mengyao says ‘see for ourselves, my ass!’ here, which is ‘my head’ instead of ‘ass’ in the original. Can’t use ass for Mengyao since she doesn’t use words like that, so suggest some alternatives in the comments if you have any.)
(Also, fun fact: in Chinese ‘my ass’ has a few variations like ‘my ghost’ or ‘my fart’ or ‘my head’. My ass doesn’t feel vulgar or anything for English speakers since it’s so widely used but it looks vulgar on Mengyao, which is why I don’t use the term for the times she says ‘my head’.)
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