Li Fu, who didn’t want to stay near the angry Miss any longer than necessary, decided to use the chairman as an excuse to leave. He gave Lin Yi a backpack that had Song Shan’s First School’s textbooks and uniform in it before turning to Meng Yao.
“Miss, do call me should you need anything. Dinner will arrive at 7pm today, as usual.”
With that, Li Fu took his leave.
Meng Yao stared at the man before her, not sure what to do. She couldn’t really let him sleep on the streets, now could she? Her father was a well known philanthropist, and she didn’t want anyone to see her abusing employees. It really wasn’t that big a deal to let him live in the villa, anyway.
But Meng Yao was still very unhappy about the situation. She recalled the person who was responsible for the whole thing, and called her immediaetly. “Hello? Shu! My dad’s letting the farmer stay in my villa, what do I do?”
“Yao Yao? The shield guy, huh? That doesn’t sound so bad. I’ll go tell everyone at school tomorrow that the two of you are living under the same roof already! No one will be following you around then.” Yu Shu was watching television comfortably in her princess bed, and didn’t want to deal with Meng Yao’s problems right now.
“Chen Yu Shu!” Meng Yao yelled into the phone. “Weren’t you the one who told me to let him stay? How can you abandon me like this, stop saying useless things! I want you here at my place, now! Right! Now!”
“Hmm… Sure. Lemme take a bath first. After I take a nap, I’ll go to you tomorrow first thing in the morning.” Yu Shu replied lazily.
“If I don’t see you in one minute, we’re not friends anymore!” Meng Yao roared.
“Ahh… Come on… I already took my clothes off for a bath! You’re not expecting me to put them back on, are you?” Yu Shu got up from the sofa, passing by a mirror. She stopped and admired her nude body. Eh, there seems to be a little belly problem here? Perhaps she should go on a diet.
“Fifty seconds!” Meng Yao was already counting using the call duration timer.
“Okay, okay… Door can’t be left unlocked, can it?” Yu Shu said as she finished dressing herself.
“Forty!” Meng Yao continued counting.
“Jeeeeez! Coming!” Yu Shu ran out after putting her shoes on.
Yu Shu’s villa was only a couple tens of meters away from Meng Yao’s, and a small path connected the two.
Meng Yao hung up when she saw Yu Shu’s figure in the distance. She let out a sigh of relief.
“Yao Yao, what’s wrong with you? I was already butt naked in front of the shower, and all of a sudden you drag me out here!” Yu Shu complained.
Meng Yao cleared her throat softly, and proceeded to point her finger at Lin Yi once more. “Shu, there’s an outsider here!”
“Come on, it’s fine, isn’t it?” Yu Shu clearly didn’t care if Lin Yi heard what she said. “Shield guy’s part of the family now!”
“Since you’re family with him that much, why don’t we ask him to go live at your place! Yes, I think we’ll do that!” Meng Yao was pissed at how Yu Shu enjoyed her suffering.
“Ugh... “ Yu Shu smiled innocently with her tongue out. “Yao Yao, you know how I undress myself first thing when I get home… Don’t you think it’s a bit inappropriate for him to be living with someone like that..?”
“I suppose it’s appropriate for him to live with me, then?” Meng Yao scolded.
“Ehh… It’s simple, Yao Yao.” Yu Shu said, shaking her head. “You can just come to my place and leave him at yours! What are you fussing over for?”
“You’re right!” Yu Shu finally said something useful, MengYao thought.
But it didn’t seem right. Why should she give her entire villa to a farmer to enjoy? What’s with that? And what if things went missing?
“No! I’m not letting him live in my house by himself!” Meng Yao said.
Yu Shu had wanted Li Yin to entertain her at school, but things were starting to get annoying. Let Lin Yi live in Yu Shu’s place? She’d never agree to that.
After more brainstorming, Yu Shu snapped her fingers. “Why don’t I live with you for the time being! He’ll just mind his own business downstairs, and your room’s upstairs anyway! Just tell him to stay on the first floor!”
Meng Yao would have preferred a better solution, but there didn’t seem to be another way. “Fine, we’ll do that then.”
Having had multiple sleepovers at Meng Yao’s villa, Yu Shu knew the place well. They entered with Lin Yi following slowly behind them.
He wasn’t blind- Meng Yao obviously didn’t like him. Remembering Old Lin’s solemn words and Uncle Chu’s trusting eyes, Lin Yi didn’t think it was a big deal. Meng Yao was a girl, after all, it was only natural that she didn’t want to live with him.
“Hey! What’s your name?” Meng Yao asked as she sat down on the sofa, throwing her legs up.
“I’m Lin…” Lin Yi was about to sit down on the sofa when a girly shriek stopped him.
“Stop! Don’t sit!” Meng Yao’s eyes were wide open as she stared at Lin Yi.
“What’s wrong?” Lin Yi asked, startled. His butt was still hanging mid-air, right above the sofa.
“Don’t dirty the sofa with your dirty pants! Shu always rolls around naked on there!”
Yu Shu rolled her eyes. What the hell, Yao Yao? What happened to the whole outsider thing?
Lin Yi didn’t mind the outburst- his clothes were indeed dirty, after all. He was running about the whole day, and the train seats weren’t clean either. Dirtying the sofa was a small matter, but he’d be screwed if the pretty lady here gets some kind of skin disease from it.
“Okay, you may continue.” Meng Yao sighed with relief when she saw Lin Yi resume a standing posture.
“I’m Lin Yi.”
“Okay, Lin Yi, you’ll be sleeping in that guest room over there tonight. But remember, Shu and I sleep upstairs, so you shouldn’t be going up at all. I’ll tell dad to fire you otherwise.” Meng Yao felt that the threat was lacking, since Lin Yi had somehow brainwashed her father. On that note, she added another one. “If you do go up, I’ll tell Great General Wei Wu to maul you to death!”
“Sure.” Lin Yi nonchalantly nodded as he prepared to leave. “Wait, General Wei Wu? What’s that?”
Meng Yao put on a gleeful face before calling out. “General Wei Wu! Come down!”
A rottweiler came charging down the stairs, filling the room with woofs and barks as it stood between Meng Yao and Lin Yi.