The next morning when the sun had barely risen, Yang Chen’s phone vibrated.
He was still lying on the warm bed with Rose in his arms. Annoyed, he grabbed and looked at his phone before feeling that the number was rather familiar.
Picking up the call, Yang Chen heard a voice that he wasn’t willing to hear even if he died.
“What time is it already! Are you still sleeping?!”
It was the old daoist Abbess Yun Miao!
Yang Chen sighed deeply and even yawned. “Abbess, can you look at the time? It’s barely past six in the morning, I still have more than an hour before I go to work.”
“Humph, when I was your age, I woke up every day before five to practise. At this hour, I had long finished carrying two buckets of water down and up the hill again!”
“Abbess, isn’t that what the people at Shaolin Temple do? Does the bunch of women at Emei do this as well?” Yang Chen asked as he felt that his balls ached.
“Shut up! I’m talking about something serious!”
Yang Chen’s sleepy mood completely dismissed. The woman daoist’s spoke so loud that she even woke Rose up who displayed a shocked and adorable expression.
“Then tell me what you want to talk about,” Yang Chen said helplessly.
Abbess Yun Miao snorted. She asked, “How’s Hui Lin doing at your place? Is she used to the lifestyle there?”
“Hui Lin?” Yang Chen asked curiously. He threw another question back and asked, “When did she come to my place? Is she here already?”
Abbess Yun Miao suddenly exclaimed loudly, “What?! You don’t know that she arrived at Zhonghai? Didn’t she contact you yesterday?! Her train arrived in the afternoon!”
Yang Chen felt really confused. Didn’t she say she was going to give me a call after arriving? No one told me anything about it, how am I supposed to know if the lady daoist reached or not?
“Abbess, I really don’t know. She didn’t call me, are you sure you remember it right?”
“I personally sent the child up her train, why would I remember wrongly? It’s her first time in her life getting so far away from me. Did she possibly get lost? This doesn’t seem right, I gave her a phone already, she can call you if she faced any trouble,” Abbess Yun Miao said anxiously. “Get to the train station immediately and look around. You have to locate my granddaughter. If anything happens to her, I’ll look for you to return my precious granddaughter to me even if it costs my life!”
Damn it, how the heck is this my fault! How am I supposed to know when your granddaughter reached?! What can happen to an adult like her who learns martial arts?!
Yang Chen felt annoyed, but didn’t dare to argue with this short-tempered old daoist who lacked the moisture of love. He had to end the call and quickly get out of the bed.
Curious, Rose asked, “Hubby, why do you know some abbess as well?”
“She’s a self-deceiving married old woman who went to be a nun, ignore her,” Yang Chen said as he pouted.
“Then what’s with her granddaughter?” Rose asked as she looked at Yang Chen oddly.
“Don’t overthink, when did you become a busybody? Do I look like someone who’d lay his hands on a little nun?”
“Yes” Rose said without the slightest hesitation. When she said that, she tried her best not to laugh.
Yang Chen got really speechless, and was choked on a breath, making him unable to speak.
After half an hour, Yang Chen drove to Zhonghai Train Station and ran into the empty arrival hall. There weren’t many people walking around in the entire giant hall.
Yang Chen glanced through the rows of seats and each and every corner. As he started to question if Hui Lin left already or not, the back view of a lonely person sitting near the entrance attracted his gaze.
Her long, loose hair was tidily arranged to two sides. Her delicate V-shaped face was clear and moisturized, it didn’t seem dry at all even when it was winter. Her sharp facial features were elegant as always, it was just that she appeared rather tired. Her face displayed a sleepy and adorable expression. Pouting her pink lips, she looked extraordinarily pitiful.
She wasn’t wearing a martial arts robe, but a light brown overcoat that ordinary ladies in the city would wear, and a pair of long, fitting black pants which revealed her perfect curves. On her feet, it was a pair of high black boots which were decorated with mane.
Yang Chen almost failed to recognize Hui Lin who transformed into a modern city lady, as opposed to the usual old-fashioned nun.
Approaching the girl, Yang Chen looked at the pink luggage beside her before staring at Hui Lin who looked like she would fall asleep any moment. Frowning, he asked, “When did you reach here? Why didn’t you give me a call?!”
Hui Lin suddenly got woken up. When she heard the voice, she got so afraid that she stood up from her seat. Rubbing her eyes to allow a clearer vision, she looked at Yang Chen rather nervously and shrank away from him. The pitiful look on her face made her look like she got bullied.
“You… Why did you come here…”
“Why did I come?” Yang Chen didn’t know how to react. “Your grandma even called me and told me she would come at me using her life, can I still stay away from you? Why do you want to sit here all day? Have you been sitting her since last night?!”
Afraid, Hui Lin shrank her neck and fearfully nodded.
Yang Chen really didn’t know what to say. Although the train station had heaters installed, a lady sitting there the entire night alone was still absurd. She wasn’t a homeless and helpless wanderer after all.
“Why didn’t you call me?!” Yang Chen asked once again.
Hui Lin turned her gaze away. She murmured, “I… I felt embarrassed.”
Yang Chen smiled bitterly. “What’s there to be embarrassed about? Do you really think I’ll see you as my wife after your master said she wanted me to marry you? In my eyes, you’re just like a little sister. Since you came to Zhonghai, just treat me as your distant relative. Why are you embarrassed?”
“But… but we’re not distant relatives, are we?” Hui Lin asked softly.
It was evident that Yang Chen found it hard to communicate with this girl who had a naive mind. Sighing, he carried Hui Lin’s luggage and said, “Let’s go, I’ll bring you to the place you’re staying at.”
“You don’t have to help me, I’ll take it myself.” Blushing, Hui Lin quickly took her luggage back.
Yang Chen stared at her fiercely. “Why are you snatching it away? Listen to what I say since your master asked you to come here. Just obediently follow me behind.”
Hui Lin instantly withdrew her hands and followed Yang Chen to the parking area with her head lowered, before entering Yang Chen’s car.
When they were on their way back to the villa, Yang Chen made a call to Abbess Yun Miao to tell her that he managed to locate Hui Lin. However, when Yun Miao asked why she reached so late, Yang Chen directly passed the phone to Hui Lin and asked her to explain herself.
When Hui Lin said that she didn’t dare to call Yang Chen to pick her up because she was shy, Abbess Yun Miao scolded Hui Lin and almost made her cry.
After that, Abbess Yun Miao only said that she wanted Hui Lin to stay at Hui Lin’s house. Regarding what she was doing specifically, Yang Chen would deal with them, but she certainly wasn’t allowed to be locked in the house all day.
Yang Chen finally understood the situation. Abbess Yun Miao wasn’t giving him a wife, but was sending him a ‘daughter’ instead. She’s an adult already. Ignoring the fact that I have to take care of her shelter and diet, I even have to look for a job for her!
Yang Chen was initially considering if he should let Hui Lin stay somewhere else or not, since he was still in an awkward situation with Lin Ruoxi. However, since Hui Lin was this naive, putting her outside wasn’t a good choice. Since he promised Yun Miao to take care of her, he couldn’t be too cruel at the end of the day. He could only bravely allow her to stay with him.
When they returned to the villa in Dragon Garden, Lin Ruoxi had long left for work, leaving only Wang Ma at home who was cleaning the dining table.
When Wang Ma saw that Yang Chen brought a beautiful lady into the house, she asked out of curiosity, “Young Master, this girl is…”
“Oh, she’s my distant cousin who’s getting an internship in Zhonghai. She’ll be staying at our house for now, I told Ruoxi about it before,” Yang Chen said.
Knowing that she was Yang Chen’s relative, Wang Ma immediately served Hui Lin enthusiastically as she brought her luggage upstairs before quickly arranging a guest room for her. Since there were many empty rooms in the house which were regularly cleaned by professionals, one could stay inside anytime. It wasn’t too huge of a deal.
Hui Lin entered the room and started sorting out the luggage she brought. After knowing that Hui Lin hadn’t eaten, Wang Ma immediately ran downstairs and made a few simple dishes for her to go with the leftover porridge. Wang Ma then asked Yang Chen to call Hui Lin downstairs so that her stomach wouldn’t suffer.
Evidently, Hui Lin who was obedient-looking and beautiful earned Wang Ma’s liking with ease.
Yang Chen saw that it was impossible for him to get to work on time, so he didn’t rush out. Since Hui Lin’s room was beside his, he walked upstairs and knocked on her door, only to receive to response.
Without thinking much, Yang Chen pushed the door open before walking inside and getting surprised. Hui Lin could be seen lying on the giant bed asleep without even removing her shoes or changing her clothes!
After sitting on the train for an entire day and not sleeping for a whole night, this girl had indeed suffered, not to mention she must’ve felt cold and hungry all the time.
Not having travelled afar since young, she came to a big city which she wasn’t familiar with and had no one close she knew. Alone, she sat at the train station full of stranger for an entire night. Yang Chen couldn’t help but to feel compassionate for her.
Yang Chen walked to her bed and pulled the blanket as he prepared to cover it on Hui Lin.
However, when the blanket was about to be put down, Hui Lin suddenly opened her eyes and sat up before looking at Yang Chen cautiously. With her big eyes were filled with panic, she moved to the other end of bed. “W—what do you want to do?! Don’t… don’t do anything reckless…”
Yang Chen got despondent. “What are you doing? I was afraid that you’d catch a cold, so I wanted to cover you with a blanket.”
Hui Lin finally realized the blanket in Yang Chen’s hands. When she noticed that she misunderstood it as another matter, her ears immediately reddened. Actually, she only had a brief understanding towards the matter between a man and a woman. Before she left, Abbess Yun Miao forcefully implanted some idea into her, which she barely understood half. Since she was only a young girl barely past twenty years old, she definitely felt shy when it came to the matter between men and women. So when she saw Yang Chen who was the only man she wasn’t against, she would get a strange feeling.
“S—sorry… I was too nervous,” Hui Lin said, embarrassed.
Yang Chen shook his head helplessly. He said, “Since you woke up, go downstairs and have breakfast. Wang Ma finished preparing it for you.”
“Okay…” Hui Lin obediently agreed.
At the same time, in a hidden and old building located in Beijing which seemed most ordinary from the outside, Lin Zhiguo put down the newspapers in his hands in a giant, quiet office. Taking his reading glasses off, he asked Gray Robe who was standing beside respectfully, “Has Hui’er reached Ruoxi’s house yet?”
“I just received a report just now. Yang Chen brought Miss Hui into the house already. Master may rest assured now.”
“Sigh… How can I be assured? Gray Robe, do you know that I really hope Ruoxi could interact nicely with Hui’er, but I’m still worried how they’d react if they knew that they were each other’s blood-related sisters? Hui’er is gentle and naive by nature, so she may not exclude her too much, but you also know about the exclusion Ruoxi has towards me. Once she finds out the truth, I bet it’d be hard for her to be calm,” Lin Zhiguo said as he frowned.
Gray Robe remained silent. Being Lin Zhiguo’s right hand, he naturally knew the internal affairs.
“Oh yeah.” Lin Zhiguo seemed to have thought of something. He asked, “Did Yang family do anything after I passed the DNA report to Yang Gongming earlier?”
Gray Robe let out a playful smile. “Master’s plan is indeed ingenious. Old Li is thankful that Master told him about it. After finding out the news of his grandson, he showed himself for Master to meet the master of Zeng clan.”
“Oh? Yang Gongming finally came out from his mountains again?”
“Being an old man, he naturally doesn’t hope to see his long-lost grandson who may return to the clan one day get hurt. Furthermore, it isn’t Yang Chen at fault this time, Old Li naturally wouldn’t have any sort of psychological burdens. Zeng clan’s original scheme of taking action on Yang Chen in the dark has been stopped,” Gray Robe said.
“Although Zeng clan is strong, they’re still far behind Yang clan which is one of the founding fathers. Ignoring Yang Gongming’s power, Yang clan could still shine by solely depending on his son Yang Pojun and son-in-law Yuan Hewei. If it isn’t because they have rather little people, the entire land of Beijing would’ve been in their control,” Lin Zhiguo said smilingly. “I didn’t expect that the kid Yang Chen can bring such a level of connection. However, just because Zeng clan stopped taking action now doesn’t mean they won’t do anything in the future. We can’t let loose the people we’re tracking.”