Here’s to another new week! Enjoy today’s chapters.
Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
Several black business cars line outside the Han house. Ling Hanyu and several of his men wearing police uniforms take the luggage from the Han maids' hands to the back of the business cars.
Originally, An Chuxia planned on bringing just a few changes of clothes. However, that only resulted in Jiang Yuan's insistence on bringing her whole wardrobe. Ma would rather die than let An Chuxia wear clothes from the Ling family. Only she can prepare her clothes for her. An Chuxia cannot do anything but agree with Jiang Yuan.
"Strange, I still haven't received my laptop." An Chuxia looks puzzled as she looks toward the direction of the hall, wondering why the maid hasn't brought it yet when she specifically ordered her to do so. It was already embarrassing to stay at the Ling's; it would be even more so if she had to use the Ling's computer to write her online novel.
After hearing Chuxia's complaint, Ling Hanyu stands beside her and says, "I say, miss, are you regarding the Ling's house poorly? Laptop? I'll have my people purchase several for you play with. Get in the car. We still have to head home."
She takes a quick glance at the impatient Ling Hanyu. She is tempted to snatch the comic book from his hand. Instead, she leans close and whispers evilly, "Boss, daren, if you continue to expedite, I'll let everyone know you're gay."
His face distorts unconsciously. This idiot really believes he's gay? F**k! He hadn't ever been sullen in his life. He was about to retort when he suddenly spots the maid running toward them, carrying the laptop. She had an aggrieved expression, and her eyes were a bit damp.
An Chuxia isn't a heartless person. A glace on the maid made the difference. After the maid hands the laptop to Ling Hanyu's man, Chuxia pulls the maid over and asks, "What's wrong? It looks like someone bullied you. Was steward Han scolding you?"
The maid shakes her head quickly, but tears as big as pearls stream down her face. She really dreads An Chuxia's departure because it means she has to mend her relationship with the arrogant Basa Li.
"What's going on here?" Jiang Yuan loves to take care of the servants. Albeit it looks like she's random and unattached, she's actually concerned. After making sure Chuxia has all she needs, she approaches maid Xiaoxia, who looks like she's about to cry.
"Madame, young mistress, it's because… it has to do with Miss Basa Li." Xiaoxia's words catch Jiang Yuan's attention. She quickly strides over to Xiaoxia and asks in anger, "What happened? Did she hit you?"
Xiaoxia shakes her head again. She inhaled through her nostrils before continuing. "I was about to bring over the young mistress' laptop when miss Basa Li asked me to pour her milk. But since I chose the young mistress, she took a hold of the young mistress' laptop and threw it on the floor. Fortunately, it didn't break. Moreover, miss Basa Li scolded steward Han. I'm upset for what she's done to steward Han, and wronging the young mistress. What gives her the right to do this when she has just recently arrived?"
"Enough!" Han Qilu's voice stops the maid from continuing. "This matter should end at once. As I've said it before, I really hate servants who gossip behind people's backs."
Jiang Yuan's mood changes after Han Qilu scolds. She puts both hands on her hips and creases her brows. "Can't you differentiate between gossiping and telling the truth? Steward Han has worked here for so many years even I won't fuss with him. And yet, she dares to… ."
"Madame… ."CHAPTER 242 Leaving the Han House
Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
T/N: * 一如既往地混得风生水起吧 To continue as always after mingling with smut and rise again.
I changed the context in the chapter for flow, but I thought the statement used is quite poetic. 🙂
Steward Han walks to the front door the moment he hears Jiang Yuan arguing with Han Qilu. He steps forth hurriedly to end their argument, and figuring out why Xiaoxia had to confess. "Madame, it's all a misunderstanding. Miss Basa Li, she… ."
"It's alright. Explain to ma what happened. I'm going to the car." An Chuxia bites her lower lip as she heads toward the car when Han Qilu rushes to her and grabs her wrist.
Ling Hanyu, who has been standing beside her, strolls toward them while pursing his lips. "Yo, yo, yo. Is young master Han reluctant to let her go? If you're reluctant, why did you bring that other woman to your house?"
Qilu shoots Hanyu a hard look as his grip on An Chuxia's wrist tightens. "I'm doing this for the Han name. But I'll never marry Basa Li."
An Chuxia straightens her back and turns to look back. She spots Basa Li leaving the front door. Basa Li's physique is perfect in carrying the Stein college uniform. Compared to her, An Chuxia looks like a rag doll.
She slowly raises her chin. "This has little to do with me. Moreover, I don't have much time. Can you let go of my hand?"
Earlier, he scolds Xiaoxia for gossiping about Basa Li. Does that mean he cares about her just a bit? That's the only reason he'd back her, right? He may claim he's doing this for the Han name, but no matter what, hasn't he already blemished the family name?*
She immediately breaks free the moment his grip loosens. As she turns away, she sees Jiang Yuan cry. Chuxia follows Kuni to the car in the center of the line, and gets in.
Ling Hanyu's eyes light up when he sees An Chuxia sitting in his car. He pats Han Qilu on the shoulder and says, "Rest assured, brother. You can entrust her to me. Until you deal with that foreigner, I won't be returning her."
"You dare?" Han Qilu raises his chin to Ling Hanyu. "Get in the car, you brat! The test has been moved half an hour early and it will take forever to get into the city. Don't be late. The exam starts at eight!"
Ling Hanyu salutes, despite the complex gaze. He puts the car in reverse, leaving the other five cars at the Han's main gate, and disappearing from their eyes.
Jiang Yuan weeps slowly as she watches the car disappear. She leans on Xiaoxia's shoulder. She knows she'll eventually be back, but it will take days for her to adapt.
Xiaoxia raises her hand and pats Jiang Yuan on the back while she stares at Basa Li with contempt. That woman should leave in due time! She actually dares to reprimand steward Han. Does she know that if it weren't for him, she would've starved to death living in the streets?
She vows that the day Basa Li leaves, she will celebrate by lighting fireworks!
Basa Li presses her lips in satisfaction the moment she sees An Chuxia gone. She sidles up to Han Qilu. "Today's the first day of school, and I want to be assigned to your class."
She knows Han Liuhai is Stein Royal College's headmaster, and if she makes a request to be in his class, it shall be done.
Han Qilu spares a glance at Basa Li. Without a reply, he throws off her hand and sits inside the Bentley. Steward Han complies, and heads toward the car as well. Not waiting for a distracted Basa Li, the car zooms away.