Chapter 434 - Five Hundred Thousand Isn't Enough
Mengyao only sat on the side, her face cold as she chatted with Jianwen out of courtesy.
“Lin Yi, he’s here for you. Come talk to him.” Mengyao sighed in relief when she saw Lin Yi walk over. She made her escape and walked upstairs.
Jianwen smiled bitterly at that. He’d come here for Lin Yi, but he wanted to get closer to Mengyao, too- now it felt like he was personally visiting Lin Yi, and Mengyao didn’t seem too passionate for him either.
Jianwen didn’t understand what he’d done wrong, either. It felt like his relationship with Mengyao was getting worse.
“Lil bro Lin! Come, come sit!” Jianwen greeted warmly. “It’s been a couple of days, I really missed you!”
Lin Yi felt disgusted by that- this Jianwen hadn’t become gay because of that drug’s properties last time, had he? He walked over and sat on a sofa one meter away from where Jianwen was sitting. “What do you need, Master An? How was that blow-up doll?”
“Uh…” Jianwen’s face changed instantly- he wasn’t expecting Lin Yi to be prepared to break with him right away!
But Jianwen hadn’t come here today to go to war with him, he was here to befriend Lin Yi! He pressed his rage down, trying to control it. “Haha, stop joking around, we were only messing with you! That blowup doll wasn’t bad, it felt like a real person. Do you want to try, lil bro Lin?”
“I’ll pass, you guys have fun with it.” Lin Yi shook his head as he wondered what this guy was planning again. If Jianwen were to tell him that he didn’t mind what happened at all Lin Yi would never believe it- no way Jianwen would have a heart that big. Something was up, that was for sure. The guy had something prepared for him, and Lin Yi raised his alertness in response to that.
“Haha, alright. You have a beautiful girlfriend, lil bro Lin, you won’t need stuff like this, haha! I heard it’s one of the school beauties in Songshan’s First School? Same as lil sis Yao Yao?” Jianwen said with a laugh.
“What do you want?” Lin Yi’s face darkened along with his attitude- was the bastard planning to do something to Tang Yin? Then he’d show him no mercy- he’d have to pay for real if he ever did anything to her. “I’m poor, and I don’t like giving gifts, but I don’t mind giving you a coffin.”
Jianwen was a little angered by Lin Yi’s threat, but remembering the two tragic deaths of Cihua’s golden class masters stabilized his emotions instantly. He wasn’t worth shit compared to those two golden class masters! Threatening Lin Yi would only lead to his death.
“You misunderstand, lil bro Lin! I’m just congratulating you for bringing home a beauty, that’s all, really!” Jianwen explained hastily, glad that he’d talked to Cihua first before actually doing anything to Tang YIn. He’d be fucked otherwise.
“Oh.” Lin Yi nodded faintly, not quite understanding what Jianwen meant by that.
“Here’s the thing. Lil bro Lin, you have a girl at home already, but this bro here’s still alone!” Jianwen said. “You’re always by lil sis Yao Yao’s side, aren’t you? You’re updated on everything about her firsthand, right?”
“And?” Lin Yi asked.
“I feel like lil sis Yao Yao’s treating me a lot colder now. Does she have a boyfriend, or maybe someone she likes? Do you know anything about that?” Jianwen asked.
“How am I supposed to know?” Lin Yi shook his head. “Why would I go investigate stuff like that?”
“That’s right, I guess you don’t have to trouble yourself with that kind of stuff now that you have a girlfriend, but I’m still single! All those years chasing Chu Mengyao, to no avail… A man with a full belly wouldn’t understand a starving man!” Jianwen said heavily. “I’ve wronged you before, but that was because I thought you were Chu Mengyao’s boyfriend! Now that I know it’s not the case there really isn’t any beef between us at all! It’s still completely possible for us to be friends.”
“Well, I would’ve been in trouble if I weren’t careful.” Lin Yi didn’t pity the guy one bit- what the hell did it matter to him whether he managed to get Mengyao to like him or not? Putting that aside, the guy was too dangerous for Lin Yi to let near Mengyao in the first place, anyway.
“Haha…” Jianwen laughed a little awkwardly. “It’s alright if we started out as enemies, we’ve bonded differently, that’s all. And it’s not like you’ve lost anything or suffered, right?”
“So what do you want me to do?” Lin Yi didn’t want to talk about this anymore- he decided to just get Jianwen’s purpose out from him.
“Lil bro Lin, you’re always seeing Chu Mengyao at school and at home. Can you help me see if there’s any boys particularly close to her, or anything of the sort? Can you call me and tell me information like that?” Jianwen said.
“You want me to be a spy?” Lin Yi understood what he was getting at.
“Yeah, something like that.” Jianwen nodded.
“That’s not an easy job. You know how I’m employed by Mister Chu Pengzhan- I can’t just turn on them and spy for someone else.” Lin Yi eyed Jianwen.
“Well, I wouldn’t let you do it for free! There’s something in it for you.” Jianwen thought that there was still a chance- Lin Yi hadn’t cut the discussion off yet. “I’ll give you compensation…”
“Oh, sure. I’ll help you for five hundred thousand a month. That should cover it- barely, though.” Lin Yi said.
“Five hundred thousand…” Jianwen paused- He’d planned on giving around one hundred thousand or eighty thousand, but he wasn’t expecting Lin Yi to say five hundred right from the get-go! This was a monthly salary, too!
“If it’s too much then forget it- Don’t really wanna do something so dangerous. It’s not worth risking my current job for that bit of money.” Lin Yi said faintly.
Five hundred thousand was a bit of money? Jianwen need a while to take that in, but after considering that Lin Yi was a late phase golden class master it didn’t seem odd anymore. It had to be expensive hiring a golden class of Lin Yi’s calibre, that would only make sense- the early phase golden class master Jianwen’s elder brother had with him was given a five million salary yearly, and Lin Yi was a late phase golden class!
Jianwen felt a lot more at peace after thinking with that angle- after all, five hundred thousand was just one kidney. It’d be fine if he thought about it that way.
“Alright, five hundred thousand! I’ll leave it to you then, lil bro Lin!” Jianwen said. “Give me a bank account number, I’ll send it to you directly.”
Lin Yi told Jianwen his bank account number and was finally rid of him. After he’d left, Yushu poked her head out from the bathroom. “Shield Bro, why’d you only ask for five hundred thousand… That’s a bit too little, isn’t it…”
“Ah… I’m not gonna help him in the first place, so that five hundred thousand’s free money anyway.” Lin Yi smiled- he’d known that Yushu had sneaked into the bathroom to eavesdrop.
so Miss Braindead it is!
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