Chapter 40 — Whatever You Like
The pair turned and entered the company hand-in-hand, leaving the reporters in a frenzy behind them . Although the reporters had been thoroughly reprimanded by Queen Su and Film Emperor Qin, the couple had given them the answer they wanted . They all rushed to get in touch with their respective companies .
Soon after, everything Qin Jiran and Su Yanyi had said in front of Resplendent Entertainment was released to the public . Once again, the public witnessed Su Yanyi’s arrogance . While she received both admiration and criticism for her temperament, Qin Jiran received mainly approval .
It was to be expected, as he had portrayed himself as a man deeply in love . Even though there were still people who didn’t believe him, but most people were willing to trust that Su Yanyi and Qin Jiran were genuinely in love .
Anyway, Qin Jiran had indeed been telling the truth . If he didn’t love Su Yanyi, he wouldn’t have agreed to a contractual marriage .
Su Yanyi had also been telling the truth . The two prideful individuals disdained to lie and deceive the public, so neither of them had spoken falsely .
How Qin Jiran and Su Yanyi viewed each other’s address, on the other hand, was a different story .
Qin Jiran believed that everything she’d said was just to satisfy the public . Su Yanyi believed he had been telling the truth and that he loved her very much .
Their contrasting lines of thought made it so that one was dubious but afraid to ask, and the other was convinced and thus didn’t see a need to ask . One felt conflicted, and the other felt very pleased . The former was Qin Jiran, and the latter was Su Yanyi, who had all the reason to feel so confident .
Just like that, they both dropped the matter .
… . .
Over the next few days, the world was abuzz with talk of Queen Su and Film Emperor Qin . However, the parties involved paid no heed as they immersed themselves in their own affairs .
For the sake of completing her Accumulation Mission, Su Yanyi had started to pay very close attention to Qin Jiran . She noticed everything from his eating habits to his action habits and his speaking habits to his preferences for his daily necessities .
Unfortunately, even so, the picky System did not give her any points . It made her feel somewhat depressed .
Meanwhile, Qin Jiran had the new task of being the little tortoise’s caretaker . He had to wash it, feed it, and take it outside to sunbathe . The little tortoise should’ve been easy to take care of, but that wasn’t the case; it was a little too hyperactive, so he would have to find it first before he could take care of it .
From time to time, it would disappear to some corner of the villa and then clumsily crawl out again . Sometimes, it would come from under a bed or sofa, and other times it would be in the bathtub or study .
The little tortoise liked to climb trees even more than it liked to get lost, so every now and then, it would tumble down from the branch of a tree and render its onlookers speechless .
Still, there was something indescribably cute about its ditziness . Eventually, Qin Jiran had come to realize why Su Yanyi named the little tortoise the way she did—it was stupidly cute .
One day, Qin Jiran arrived home first . He made dinner and waited for Su Yanyi to return . Looking around the room, he realized that the little tortoise was missing again, so he left to find it .
When Su Yanyi came back from work, she saw the food on the table, but not Qin Jiran . She set out to look for him and found him right when he found the tortoise . He was holding it by its shell .
“Cutie, how about I get you a compass to prevent you from getting lost again at home?” Qin Jiran stared into the tortoise’s beady little eyes . To her amusement, he sounded like he was serious .
“If you don’t like it running around, put it in a cage or a fish tank,” Su Yanyi interjected . To her, little animals had no human rights, so there was no need to consider their freedom .
“I already bought a fish tank and put it in my study, but it keeps escaping,” Qin Jiran said helplessly . He had never seen such an extraordinary tortoise before . It hated confinement and loved to run around .
“You can use a fish tank with a lid,” Su Yanyi suggested . As someone who had never raised a pet before, she naturally did not understand his dilemma .
He laughed and dismissed her suggestion, “It’s fine to let Cutie out if that’s what it wants, I think it’ll grow up happier this way . ”
“Whatever you like” she agreed, not minding at all . She didn’t know where the little thing came from, but she reckoned it was tenacious and wouldn’t die easily . Qin Jiran could raise it however he wanted .
Qin Jiran was visibly stunned by her words . After a brief moment, he recovered and revealed a happy smile .
… . .
That evening, the Wang family was finally able to confirm that their company was secretly being acquired . They immediately threw up their guard and counterattacked, but it was too late . They’d already lost a substantial amount of shares .
When they traced back the source of acquisition, they discovered that it wasn’t just one group on the move . The Su family was involved, as well as a new venture capital company . This new company was either devising against the Wang family or trying to make a profit from kicking them while they were down .
Either way, it added to the Wang family’s misfortunes .
That same evening, Su Yanmo gave his sister a call . He filled her in on his side of the situation and also gave her some insight on how Qin Jiran’s side was doing . Su Yanyi was satisfied .
“Brother, we don’t have to drop the knife so fast . Let the Wang family suffer from panic for a few days . ”
“Okay . We’ll do whatever you want . ”
“Thanks, Big Brother . Is there anything else?”
“… It’s about my brother-in-law, your husband . The company he started is developing well . I have some business here that I would like to ask for his cooperation on . Would you mind?”
Since his little sister had acknowledged Qin Jiran, Su Yanmo had already accepted Qin Jiran as a real family member . Profits should be shared between one’s own people .
Su Yanyi understood what her brother was implying and responded calmly, “Of course I don’t mind . With Big Brother’s help, I can be rest assured . ”
“I’ll contact him then . ”
“Alright, thank you . ” This represented not only business cooperation but also support and recognition for Qin Jiran . Su Yanyi couldn’t be more pleased .