“Hmm… You have a point. I’ll let him stay for now.” Meng Yao admitted after seeing the sense in Yu Shu’s words. She turned to Li Fu. “Uncle Fu, did you get him insurance? If something were to happen to him…”
“Insurance..?” Li Fu started sweating again. There was no way that someone the chairman chose would get himself hurt so easily, but he answered the question regardless. “Don’t worry, he does have insurance…”
Lin Yi had reached the car door by that time. He turned to look at Meng Yao after seating himself back in the front seat. “How’s that? Do I pass?”
“Hmph. Barely.” Meng Yao replied.
Lin Yi smiled, and said nothing more. Experience and the internet told him that girls are creatures that never mean what they say, and Lin Yi didn’t want to add anything unnecessary.
Meng Yao was not pleased. She was expecting some form of gratitude, yet Lin Yi just smiled, and that was it! Didn’t he know how cruel society was nowadays? Even college graduates had to go clean septic tanks! The guy should be overjoyed to find a job this good, especially when he was a farmer and no college graduate!
“Hey. Why aren’t you thanking me?” Meng Yao couldn’t take it anymore.
“Thanking you? Why?” Lin Yi didn’t know where this was coming from. If anything, Meng Yao should be thanking him for taking care of that boy earlier!
“You…!” Meng Yao was in disbelief, and very pissed off. How dumb can the guy get, she gave him a hint already! Didn’t he know how off his attitude was?! She was his boss!
“Hehe. Yao Yao’s saying that she’s already accepted you. You should thank her!” Chen Yu Shu explained to Li Yi with a laugh.
“Shu, what the hell are you saying??? Accepted him?!” Meng Yao was shocked. What’s with Shu’s wording? She’s making it sound like she’s accepting a love confession!
“What? I’m just saying you’ve accepted him as your shield!”
“Oh… Thanks.” Lin Yi said without giving much thought to it. The job was a good one, and the pay was high, too. His only problem was how weird everything was.
“You’re welcome…” The frustration Meng Yao felt was indescribable as she spat the two words out. This person was too dumb to be her shield!
“Well, see ya, Yao Yao! You too, shield guy.” The car parked in front of a villa, and Yu Shu waved goodbye to Meng Yao before taking a final look at Lin Yi. With that, she got out of the car.
Shield guy, huh? Li Yi smiled bitterly.
Chen Yu Shu was neighbors with Chu Meng Yao, and it took the car only one turn before the three arrived at Meng Yao’s villa.
Meng Yao had willingly accepted the farmer because of what Yu Shu said… But this farmer seemed to be walking into the villa along with her, luggage and everything! “W-what are you doing?”
Lin Yi looked at her. Confused, he turned to Li Fu. “I thought this was where I’m staying?”
“What a forward young man you are! There hasn’t even been a single guy who’s stepped into my villa!” Meng Yao roared, her hand on her hips.
Li Fu wiped the sweat on his brow. Not a single guy… Didn’t he count? And Mister Chu, what would he think of the Miss’ words?
Meng Yao seemed to realize the problem with her wording when she saw Li Fu’s reaction. “What I mean is! Guys that aren’t part of the household!”
“Miss, Mister Chu said that you can treat Mister Lin like a brother… He’ll be living with you in the villa from today on…” Li Fu spoke each word with care as to not incur her wrath. He knew what the Miss was like.
“WHAT?!” Meng Yao’s eyes shot themselves wide open, her face full of disbelief as she pointed a finger at Lin Yi. “Him? My brother?! Are you kidding me!!! Uncle Fu, get him out of here! I couldn’t care less where he lived, just not here!!!”
“I’m afraid that’s not my call to make, Miss… It’s the chairman’s wish, you see…” Li Fu made sure to tread lightly. While he may be Chu Peng Shan’s most trusted man, he was still technically a driver. It wasn’t his place to be dealing with the chairman’s daughter.
“Whatever, I’ll talk to dad myself!” Meng Yao pulled out the newest Nokia E7 she bought with Yu Shu back in a promotion event.
Lin Yi looked at the phone in Meng Yao’s hand with envy. It was probably time he bought himself a phone as well; he’d be needing it.
“Daddee! Yao Yao here!” Meng Yao’s tone flipped a hundred and eighty degrees instantly, much to Lin Yi’s surprise. He didn’t know girls could make voices that sweet.
“Oh, Yao Yao! What’s wrong?” Chu Peng Shan was in the middle of a meeting when his phone rang, but he picked it up regardless when he saw who was calling.
“Well, you see, dad, what’s with this shield you got me? You didn’t just choose some random farmer from the market, did you?” It was the first time her father handled her request so half-heartedly, and she wasn’t happy about it.
“Ah, you must be talking about Yi! Heh, he’s someone I went through a great deal of effort to get you, all the way from Mount Starwest! He’s good with his studies, and at kung fu as well! He’s also a nice person, on top of all that!” Chu Peng Shan said with a wide smile on his face.
“Wha…” Chu Meng Yao didn’t understand- what had the farmer done to her father? Why was he praising him so much?
Chu Peng Shan misunderstood his daughter’s reply, and assumed that she was pleased with his arrangements. “Heh heh, well, what do you think? Pretty good, right?”
“Pretty good? No! Not at all! Before anything else, his looks! His looks, dad! I can’t stand looking at a shield like this!” Meng Yao replied, displeased. “Also! How could you tell him to live with me? It’s not very safe, is it? I’m a girl!”
“I know, I know. I didn’t want you to live alone in a villa all by yourself, too. That was why I hired little Yi, it’s for your own safety! Don’t worry, the protection he provides is top notch!” Chu Peng Zhan pretended to miss his daughter’s point.
“I… He…!” Chu Meng Yao was at a loss of words, speechless from what her father just said.
The chairman didn’t wait for her to regain her senses. “Okay Yao Yao, I’m still in the middle of a meeting here. We’ll talk later.”
With that, Chu Peng Zhan hung up. Meng Yao gritted her teeth as she glared at Lin Yi, enraged. “Speak! How did you trick my father?!”