Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
“No, no!” An Chuxia waves her hands. “It’s too much, don’t you think? Did you make a mistake? Are your maid’s wages costing a hundred thousand? Is she go berserk? Just give me what your family maid is due and I’ll be happy.”
She’s not greedy… okay, maybe a little bit… but she wouldn’t take anything excessive. She won’t take what she didn’t earn regardless of the offer. Despite lacking funds, she can’t forget what she learned. She is principled. [Who would be laughing?]
He looks at her earnestly. “Ten thousand a day or you make the decision.” To him, money is just an object. Its worth is just a concept.
Ruled by her conscience, An Chuxia can’t blackmail such an innocent child. Her mother taught her since childhood to be a person worthy of their own conscience… .
“For the day, five thousand.” She laughs and smiles. “Dear laoda, what’s going on?”
It’s not quite blackmail at this point, but she’s unable to gain a foothold in this world of inflation. In certain situations, one can’t always be ruthless. The conscience should rule over anything, or at least, do right by one’s self first. She imagines he withdraws money to be able to live happily outside of his family’s house.
“Is five thousand a day worth your happiness?” Ling Hanyu’s mouth curves. “You, girls, ah. Those who talk the loudest are also the most troublesome. I will open an account with a card, and your wages will be remitted to it. Now, get out.”
“Get out?” she stares at him with big eyes. “Mr. laoda, here, on this street? I don’t know where I’m at. You said you’d take me home. Is it because your grandfather unexpectedly liked me? Are you retaliating against me? And are you just being good to me because of your grandmother?”
Grandmother… hearing those words, Ling Hanyu’s face immediately turns gloomy. “Get out!”
He reaches over and opens An Chuxia’s car door. He puts his hand on her waist and pushes her out. If not for her quick response, she would’ve not had a foot to stand on, perhaps falling flat on her face.
Almost immediately, a gust of wind blows. Ling Hanyu’s roadster disappears before her. She stares at it, and suddenly, it dawns on her she’s lost in this avenue! Really, being influenced by one’s surroundings does someone who’s red turns black, where Han Qilu changes his friends and won’t be a good influence to Ling Hanyu!
“Laoda! You can’t leave me!” People passing by think she’s mentally handicap since she’s yelling loudly at nothing.
“Look! Go home and watch the Olympic games that are on!” She hides her disposition. She’d like them to think she’s a virtuous young woman, but she’s angry… but f*ck being a lady! All ladies can go to hell!!! In fact, it can be said all her studies on being a virtuous woman is from her mother, but her essence is unpardonably wicked!
Those passing her by lower their heads after staring at her. She shouldn’t looks so desperate. Smoothing out her skirt, she realizes she has forgotten to take a bag, and she doesn’t have a penny on her. She can’t use her mobile. The only thing unique and of value on her was the necklace snatched by the landlady.
Isn’t this the worst misfortune? Will Ling Hanyu really provide her with wages? Otherwise, she’ll need several laoda while shouting, “Oh my God!” An Chuxia shakes her head. She cradles her forehead as she feels a headache forming. How can she make money?
Even if she
earns a wage in this avenue by renting cars, the profits would eventually end up with the Hans! That’s not good. She doesn’t have stage props. She can’t practice Tae Kwon Do on the streets because she might be taken to the mental hospital! Pacing, she ponders how she’ll be able to return to the Hans. Then, two girls wearing short, red line B skirts pass by.
“Why did you ask me out today? Don’t you know I have piano lessons today?” One of the girls pulls out a small mirror and starts putting on make-up. The other girl walks next to her.
She shakes her head and takes the mirror from the girl’s hand and says earnestly, “But today is Saturday! Atlantis launches the latest cocktails on Saturdays. If you miss out today, on Monday, you’ll regret missing out!”
An Chuxia wasn’t paying attention to their conversation until she heard the word Atlantis. Why is it familiar? Recalling, she suddenly remembers Xiao Mingluo saying, “I’ll go… to Atlantis and take a look. Han Qilu must be there, drinking.”
Han Qilu, Atlantis, bar! Right! She secretly looks up and glances at the two girls. The corners of her mouth pull. She proceeds to walk in front of them. “You, two, pretty jiejie are so good.”
A wise person once said, “People… must work to the bone, be hungry… to change themselves… and consider what’s valuable.” Therefore, if she wants to return to the Hans, she must put her pride aside to get back.
The two girls whom she called pretty weren’t angry, but they size her up and down. The girl putting on make-up asks, “Who are you? Do we know you?”
“Jiejie, you will certainly not know this child from a poor family. I just want to see Atlantis because people from my school have never been,” she says. She doesn’t go on. The two girls pity her immediately. This sweet little girl wants them to take her toAtlantis to experience it.
She looks at them, wondering whether or not they’ll take her along. An Chuxia looks up, slightly puzzled. “Can’t my two sisters take me? I thought you’d be able to take me… Forget it. I’ll look for another pretty jiejie”
“Who said we aren’t taking you in? We’re just wondering if you’re a swindler. Looking at your name brand (outfit), you’re not likely a child of any poor family,” the other girl says cautiously.
At this time, the girl putting on make-up unexpectedly notices An Chuxia’s name brand. Whether it’s the white sling jacket, or the black lacy miniskirt, they’re limited editions of international brands. “Right! They’re actually limited editions! I hadn’t noticed them immediately.”
An Chuxia smiles coolly. “Jiejie has seen many name brands. How are you able to recognize my outfits and figure out where I’m from?”