Fu Zhi knew what Madam Lu was implying.
“You don’t have to worry about me, so stop thinking about these things,” she said. “You’re old. At your age, you should work harder on living longer. You don’t need to dress like a million bucks.”
In other words, she was saying that since one had nothing when one was born and one took nothing with them when one died, she did not understand why, as a person who had one foot in the grave, she needed to dress like a million bucks.
Madam Lu was shocked.
She had paid her 8 million yuan, and this was what she had gotten in return? She could not believe that Fu Zhi would treat her like that. She could not come back to her senses for a long while. As she stared blankly at Fu Zhi, her mouth opened and closed several times, but no words came out.
Be that as it may, Bai Yao reacted differently. She let out a scoff and sneered, “Stop acting all high and mighty. Professor Han Wei has completed more research than you’ve had hot dinners, so don’t get so full of yourself just because you answered a few questions correctly!”
Fu Zhi paid her no mind.
Then, Bai Yao added, “Your cousin’s target is Tsinghua University, which you will never be able to get into no matter how much you try. Since it’s no use, why don’t you give me his WeChat ID? I would like to discuss with him your cousin’s academic performance.”
After hearing what Bai Yao said, Fu Zhi raised her head and looked at her with a faint smile on her face.
Truth be told, she had thought of making a good impression on the Lus the first day she had come to the Lu Household. She had treated each of them with respect and had even given Madam Lu a plant as a courtesy.
However, right now…
Fu Zhi thought for a while and replied, “Sure, I can give it to you, but how much are you going to pay me?”
“What do you mean?” Bai Yao asked blankly.
“It’s against the law to give out someone’s information without the consent of said person. I’d have to take on plenty of risks if I were to give you Han Wei’s WeChat ID, so don’t you think you should compensate me?”
Bai Yao was shocked. “Wanwan’s your cousin! I just want you to help her, so how can you ask me for money?”
‘I’ll take that as a no then.’
Fu Zhi continued to nibble on her sweet and sour pork rib.
Bai Yao pressed on. “I’ll give you a red envelope.”
“Two million. I’ll give you his WeChat ID for two million.”
“Are you crazy? Why don’t you go rob a bank instead?!”
Fu Zhi replied flatly, “Well, that’s it. Take it or leave it.”
Bao Yao was speechless. She really wanted to slap Fu Zhi’s face right now.
She had searched for Han Wei on Baidu and had found out that not only was he one of the best mathematics professors in the country, but he also had set up questions for the national mathematics competition before. If she could get him to coach her daughter, she was certain that her daughter’s grades would improve by leaps and bounds.
Bai Yao turned her head to Xu Wei and asked, “Aren’t you going to say something?”
Xu Wei looked at her and replied, “When your daughter was misbehaving, you didn’t say anything either, so why should I?”
Bai Yao was stumped.
She knew Fu Zhi was difficult, but she had not expected her to be this difficult. Since Fu Zhi had been able to answer Han Wei’s questions correctly, she was confident that her daughter could do the same.
Therefore, she could not let Fu Zhi get all the advantages. She had to do something for her daughter.
With that thought in mind, Bai Yao submitted eventually and asked her secretary to transfer 2 million yuan to Fu Zhi.
At the same time, Fu Zhi sent a text message to Han Wei. “I’m an orphan. I only have a mother, a father, and two brothers.”
Han Wei, who had received a friend request from ‘Zhizhi’s aunt’, hastily replied, “Roger that! Over, over!”
This so-called aunt was a liar. After accepting the friend request, he then blacklisted Bai Yao on his WeChat.
Bai Yao, who was still kept in the dark, went upstairs with a satisfied grin plastered across her face.
On the other hand, Fu Zhi pulled out her phone and checked her savings account. After ascertaining that she had enough money, she decided to use the money to buy her mother a pretty dress later. Also, if she still had money left after buying her mother a dress, she decided that she would buy a yacht for her father.
After she made up her mind, she rose to her feet. Just as she was ready to leave, someone stopped her in her tracks. It was Dong Cun.
With a frown on his face, he asked, “What is your relationship with Professor He?”