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Yang Chen’s eyes lit up, previously seeing Lin Ruoxi drive the luxurious Bentley Arnage made his hands itch, but he had no money to buy a car. He had been envious all this while, yet now he can get such a car for free? Chapter 15: My Wife Is A Rich Woman
"Oh these cars, Miss usually doesn’t use them. They were all given to her by business partners, Miss has basically never driven them at all, Young Master, if you like any of them, you could just drive off with it." Wang Ma happily recommended.
Yang Chen, curious about what his beautiful wife does for a living, refrained from asking Wang Ma due to embarrassment. After all, if he didn’t even know that piece of information, wouldn’t this marriage seem a bit too strange? Therefore, he planned to find time and ask Lin Ruoxi herself.
After looking around the garage, Yang Chen finally spotted a relatively normal sportscar, a milky-white BMW M3. However, in fact, this car is already considered one of the best in the city, with a top speed of 300kph.
Yet in Lin Ruoxi’s garage, there really aren’t any cars less eye-catching than this M3.
"This car will do." Yang Chen said, while pointing at the M3.
Wang Ma a little doubtfully asked: "Young Master, why not pick a better car? This car seems to be the cheapest of the bunch."
A 1.2 million dollar car was the cheapest, Yang Chen laughed and explained: "This car will do, an eye-catching car isn’t good, it is better not to flaunt wealth and maintain a low profile."
"No wonder Miss is willing to settle with Young Master, Young Master’s character is really rare. Youngsters nowadays all want to flaunt their wealth, yet Young Master tries to hide it." Wang Ma nodded in content, then went to the corner of the garage to retrieve the keys for the M3.
Yang Chen deftly got into the car, and the automatic garage door rolled up. Yang Chen then waved goodbye to Wang Ma as the car shot out of the garage like an arrow.
Wang Ma silently watched Yang Chen drive off, sighs and says to herself: "Youngsters nowadays are really difficult to understand."
Although Yang Chen hasn’t driven in half a year, he didn’t feel that his driving skills had deteriorated. The M3’s excellent quality showed itself as it flew down Zhong Hai city’s expressway like a mirage. Weaving through the traffic as if there were no obstacles, constantly driving above 100kph, this is considered a shocking speed in the city. Occasionally, there would be a few traffic policemen who noticed Yang Chen’s excessive speeding, but before they could react he had already whizzed past them.
In less than half an hour, Yang Chen arrived at his own apartment. After going up the floors, Yang Chen found his apartment door open, and frowned. His first reaction was that someone had broken in, but peeking into the apartment, the person he found inside was actually the familiar Li JingJing!
Li JingJing wore a white blouse embroidered with flowers, a cool green short skirt, with her dark hair tied into a ponytail, and a few strands swaying along with the breeze flowing in, she looked youthfully elegant and refined.
At that moment, the girl was earnestly mopping the floor. Although Yang Chen’s apartment only had a few things, dust was something it did not lack. Seeing Yang Chen return home, Li JingJing revealed streaks of joy and a flushed face because of the exercise, like a refreshing teenager in summertime.
"Big brother Yang you’re home!"
Yang Chen felt a touch of warmth in his heart. Before Li JingJing left for university two months ago, she often came to help clean. Now after returning with a job, she still found the time to help him clean his apartment. With a heart full of pity and guilt for the girl, Yang Chen moved forward to touch Li JingJing’s ponytail and says, "JingJing, don’t come to sweep this place anymore, I’m moving."
"Moving?" Li JingJing momentarily stunned, "Big Brother Yang are you leaving Zhong Hai?" The girl panically asked.
Yang Chen thought for a while, and chose to speak the truth, "No, I just got married, and am about to move in with my wife. I will still be in Zhong Hai though."
Suddenly, Li JingJing’s face turned ashen white and some tears started to float around the surface of her beautiful eyes, yet she immediately pointed her head down to wipe it off. Just from her trembling shoulders, anyone would understand that she had lost her calm.
After the two shared some time in deep silence, Li JingJing raised her head with red eyes, and showed a strong smile, "Congratulations, Big Brother Yang…. sister-in-law she…. must be really beautiful….."
Yang Chen’s heart also trembled a little, but short-term pain is better than long-term pain. Yang Chen believed that Li JingJing has to face this in the end, so he steeled his heart. Loving You Is Not An Accident: It“s Destiny Listening to Li JingJing’s words, Lin Ruoxi’s beautiful face flashed across his mind and he subconsciously nodded.
A hint of despair flashes in Li JingJing’s eyes, and subsides. She then sourly smiles and says: "Big Brother Yang, you’re really awful, such a big affair yet you didn’t let me know. But I……. I still have to give the two of you my blessing.. I…. I’m leaving now…."
Watching Li JingJing tread down the stairs like a hurt little rabbit, Yang Chen felt terrible in his heart, and says in a hurry: "JingJing, in a few days I will go to Yi Zhong to visit you, work hard."
(TL: Yi Zhong is the name of the school Li JingJing works at, called 1st Middle, but the author doesn’t specify if it is a high school or junior high or both)
Li JingJing momentarily paused her steps, softly complied, and ran down the staircase.
Waiting till Li JingJing had left for some time, Yang Chen then drew a cigarette out from his pocket, lit it up, and violently smoked a few breaths. The melancholy in his eyes gradually dissipated, and it turned to resoluteness.
Yang Chen was absolutely confident in his memory. When he left home he had definitely locked the door. This meant that the reason Li JingJing had been able to enter was because the door had already been forcibly opened by someone else.
However, who would barge into his house for no reason? Yang Chen thought of two possibilities: First, it could be China’s intelligence agency beginning to investigate him, but that seemed illogical, because if they really wanted to handle him, going directly to him would be more effective. Second, it could also have been Chen Feng who he had agitated two days ago. Since realizing that entire police force couldn’t take him down, thinking of another way would be inevitable.[TL: Chen Feng is the guy who was creating trouble for the street vendors]
"Really, not shedding tears till seeing the coffin….." Yang Chen stoically says, then tosses away the cigarette and begins to sort out his belongings. Yang Chen rearranged the large chest in his house, stuffed some clothes into his large ragged bag, then proceeded to one of the white walls in the toilet. Yang Chen fiercely threw a punch towards it and a hole appeared in the wall.
Yang Chen retrieved a fist-sized black wooden box, and immediately placed it into the bag with the clothes.
Again speeding, Yang Chen returned to the villa at Dragon Garden. After parking the car, Yang Chen entered the villa from the automatic door. The moment he entered, he saw a beautiful figure lying on the sofa in the living room while a new Korean drama was playing on the huge TV.
With her hair tied up in a bun, and an exquisitely white jade neck that could give a person a thousand dreams, who else could it be other than the newlywed Lin Ruoxi?
Yang Chen revealed a playful smile, it was unexpected that my ice cold wife actually likes watching romantic Korean dramas. At the same time, finding this fun, the pent-up depressed mood turns for the better. He walked up and fiercely grabbed Lin Ruoxi’s shoulders, "My good wife, give hubby a kiss!" Chapter 16: The Father-in-Law Appears
Startled by Yang Chen’s sudden appearance, Lin Ruoxi jumped from the sofa and struggled to escape from his arms. She glared at Yang Chen: "You are not allowed to touch me."
"Hey now… You don’t have to overreact that much." Yang Chen grimaced while shrugging his shoulders. "I was just teasing you. If I actually kissed you, I’m sure in the middle of the night I’d be hacked into pieces like in the movie Psycho."
Lin Ruoxi ignored Yang Chen as she pressed a button on the TV remote. As the TV turned off, her face began blushing knowing that Yang Chen has now figured out her guilty pleasure of watching Rom-Coms. She gave Yang Chen an angry look: "I heard from Wang Ma that you went to pack up your old belongings. Don’t you dare bring those dirty things into my house."
"Don’t worry, it’s just a few articles of clothing," Yang Chen replied while pointing toward a small bag at the foot of the stairs. "Though, my greatest woe is that after living here, what will happen to my mutton skewer stand?"
"You still want to open your stand!?!" Lin Ruoxi growled as she looked at Yang Chen as if she was staring at a freak. No matter how much she tried to understand him, she could never understand his obsession with selling mutton skewers.
Blinking his eyes, Yang Chen replied "What of it? Our marriage contract didn’t bar me from selling mutton skewers right?"
Gnashing her teeth, Lin Ruoxi responded: "In no way would I allow you to sell your mutton skewers. Tomorrow, you must go out and find a job, preferably a respectable job in an office building."
Yang Chen scratched his head while looking perplexed. To be honest, with a degree from Harvard University, which he easily obtained, it would be very easy for him to enter a majority of the top companies, but he is not used to sitting in an office with AC. In his eyes, this type of career could never match the joy of selling mutton skewers on the street.
"You don’t need to think of an excuse, this is mandatory." Interjected Lin Ruoxi.
Looking at Ruoxi’s "if you don’t switch your job, you’re dead" gaze while remembering her previous suicide threat, Yang Chen felt a sudden cold sweat and quickly consented "Okay okay… I’ll listen to you. Tomorrow, I’ll go and find a new job."
Hearing these words, Ruoxi approvingly nodded. Appearing to suddenly remember something, she took out her bag and retrieved a new smart phone from it. Handing it to Yang Chen, she said: "Here, take this phone in case I can’t find you when you go out."
Yang Chen excitedly received the phone. Seems like this is a profitable marriage: A mansion, a sports car, and even a free phone. Even though this wife looks a bit distant, she is very attractive and well-mannered.
Looking at Yang Chen’s blissful expression, Ruoxi couldn’t do anything other than to give him a contempt look. Stifling a yawn, while making a tired stretching pose, she said: "Well, I’m off to bed. You can go prepare for tomorrow’s job hunt."
Just as Ruoxi started climbing up the stairs, the doorbell suddenly rang.
Wang Ma, who was busy in the kitchen, dashed out while wiping her wet hands on her apron, and opened the door.
"Master, you’ve come…"
Hearing Wang Ma saying Master, Ruoxi’s face suddenly became pale as she elegantly turned around to look at the middle-aged man walking into the house.
The mature man wore a dark blue shirt while giving off a refined aura with his well-shaved beard. The only way you could tell his age was by the wrinkles near his eyes, and the countless strands of white hair. One can clearly tell that he is Ruoxi’s father from his appearance alone.
At the same moment Lin Kun entered from the door, his expression became extremely ugly. Giving dagger-looks at Ruoxi, he quickly swept his gaze around and glanced at Yang Chen.
"Father…" Ruoxi weakly called out. His arrival didn’t garner much surprise. It was almost as if he was a stranger without any feelings.
"Father?" Lin Kun coldly laughed: "In your eyes, do you even see me as one? Without any warning, you just married this strange brute. Do you even see me as a father?"
Lin Kun’s roar caused the whole room to shake and echo.
Wang Ma, standing at the wrong place and time, was scared silly. Never would she have expected that her young Miss would marry someone without informing her father.
Ruoxi’s eyes began to turn red as tears started welling up inside. However, she fought back, saying, "As I’ve said before, my marriage is my decision. So what if he is a brute? I would rather marry this guy than Xu Zhihong."
"You… Is this how you talk to your father?" Lin Kun sneered: "Great, what a waste raising you up. Don’t ever think that just because your grandmother gave you the company, I can’t educate you on what to do! Don’t forget, I still have 30% of the shares in the company. I am a major stockholder. Even more importantly, I am your biological father!"
"Father?" Ruoxi bit her lips and wept: "Ever since I was little, only mother and grandma was by my side. I never even caught a glimpse of your shadow back then. Furthermore, I don’t like Xu Zhihong at all. You don’t have to waste your time thinking about this."
"You don’t like him? So what? It wouldn’t hurt to be engaged to the next CEO of the Donghua Science & Technology Co. And are you telling me that you actually like this brute?" Lin Kun said while pointing at Yang Chen who was standing still.
From the moment Lin Kun entered till the father-daughter conversation, Yang Chen understood most of what was going on, it seemed like it was because of this ill-tempered father’s forcing, that Lin Ruoxi had chosen to marry him. But of course, the series of unfortunate events which led to their man-woman relationship is a big reason that caused this marriage too.
Being called a "brute" more than once, even the heart of a clay Buddha would feel uncomfortable. Yang Chen, who had not taken the role of that man’s son-in-law, looked at Lin Kun’s finger and said "Uncle, I advise you to put down your finger. It might be dangerous."
Lin Kun sneered, "You prick, even you are talking back to me? I’m aware of who you are! I have already assigned people to investigate clearly. You’re just a wet market’s mutton skewer vendor. Even though I don’t know what you did to my daughter to make her marry you, but in my eyes you are just a pile of shit…Hey! What are you doing?"
In a flash, Lin Kun, who was acting all high and mighty, suddenly pulled his finger back in pain. Holding his finger, you could see droplets of sweat rolling down his forehead.
"Yang Chen… You…" Ruoxi had seen it clearly. Yang Chen’s hand had instantaneously shot out and pinched Lin Kun’s extended finger. And then he pulled his finger back so quickly that it seemed as if he didn’t move at all.
Yang Chen showed a calm expression, and he turned to Ruoxi while grinning: "It’s nothing serious, I just don’t like it when people point fingers and curse at me. Especially when I already advised them not to. His finger is broken. It’ll take around 10 days to a month to heal."
If it was the previous him, just now, that man would have had his head broken.
The Only Delicacy Lin Kun resisted the pain and roared "Just you wait bastard. I won’t let you die a peaceful death. I will find somebody to deal with you…"
"Father… Stop talking… What happened to your hand…" Although Ruoxi hated her father, blood is thicker than water. At this moment, looking at Lin Kun’s painful expression, Ruoxi’s heart soften as she squatted down to help support him.
"You slut! Don’t touch me!" Lin Kun screamed as he suddenly pushed aside Ruoxi, throwing her down on the ground.
"Father! You…" Ruoxi’s complexion turned pale, as she could not believe that her father would actually call her a slut. Ruoxi’s eyes grew dimmer as she is about to faint.
In the corner, Wang Ma was already in tears, but this was not her place for a servant to speak up. However, upon seeing Ruoxi on the ground crying, she quickly went up to console her.
Lin Kun hobbled back up as he glared at Yang Chen. "Youngster, remember how you hit me. I, Lin Kun, will make sure you are unable to comprehend your death!!"
Noticing Ruoxi who was thrown off to the side, Yang Chen felt his heart being clenched involuntarily. No matter how cold she may be, on pen and paper, she was still Yang Chen’s legal wife. Anger started welling up inside of him.
While Yang Chen’s face seemed tranquil, only his lips betrayed his demeanor, with them arcing up showing a contemptuous look.
"I’ll only say this once. I never go around looking for trouble. I don’t know what happened between you and my wife, and I don’t care to know. But I have a principle. I hate being threatened."
Without waiting for Lin Kun’s reaction, a lightning-fast palm struck onto Lin Kun’s left cheek.
The whole living room became deadly silent as the crisp sound started echoing around. Just then, the recently standing Lin Kun got slapped unconscious with a single hit.
"Young Master…about this…" Wang Ma stammered as she didn’t notice Yang Chen’s outrageous strength. "How should we deal with this? Look at this commotion."
As for Ruoxi, she had already collapsed in Wang Ma’s embrace as she looked at these past events with not even a trace of concern.
Yang Chen said in an indifferent tone: "Wang Ma, just take care of Ruoxi. Let me deal with this stupid pig."
After saying those words, Yang Chen picked Lin Kun from the ground and dragged him out of the house. After having walked a short distance, Yang Chen arrived at the dumpster site, lightly threw Lin Kun into it, and subsequently closed the iron lid. Chapter 17: Even A Pig Is Cuter Than Him
Lin Ruoxi untied her bunned up hair and let the soft and smooth hair fall on her incomparably beautiful and tender face. However, on that beautiful face was a pale and exhausted expression that arouses pity for her.
Watching Yang Chen enter, Lin Ruoxi raised her head with complicated emotions, she did not ask how Yang Chen handled Lin Kun, and instead showed a smile of self-ridicule: "I’ve become a joke to you, that’s right, I have such a father, I have such a joke of a family, do you find me very pitiful, are you sympathizing with me in your heart? Do not sympathize with me……. I do not need anybody’s cheap sympathy, especially yours……"
"Who says I pity you?" Yang Chen laughed, drew out a cigarette from his pocket, and enjoyed a breath of smoke.
"You’re not allowed to smoke in front of me." Lin Ruoxi frowned, and unhappily waved her hand to dissipate the smoke in front of her.
Yang Chen turned a deaf ear to her, and lied on the big sofa at the side, raised his head to smoke and said: "I just want to advise/warn you, not to show me such a pitiful look. At the very least, you know who your parents are, and you have received love from your elders before. Although your family is not that warm, but at least you have a family.
Also, you’re born this beautiful, to the point of being the subject of people’s attention wherever you go, unworried about food or clothes since birth, driving luxury cars at such a young age, you have all that you want……. it is impossible for you to understand, someone who does not even know who his parents are, or where he is even from, someone who has nothing, and how that would feel…….."
Suddenly hearing such words, Lin Ruoxi is stunned, for the first time, Lin Ruoxi seriously gazed into Yang Chen’s pair of eyes, those eyes revealed melancholy and loneliness, making Lin Ruoxi’s heart unconsciously clench itself.
Yang Chen did not stop there, with a soft voice as if he was speaking to himself, he said, "Since young you’re always alone, when hungry, when cold, when bullied, when beat up, all alone…….. Without a father or mother, no family, no brothers or sisters, not even friends…….. To survive, you fight till you’re bleeding all over just for moldy biscuit, to fill up the stomach, you eat grass and tree barks till your intestines bleed……. Nobody would care about your life, nobody would pity you, because you are just a pathetic lifeform abandoned by the world, even a domestically raised dog has a higher status than you……."
Listening to the man’s low and hoarse narrative, Lin Ruoxi’s eyes turned red again, not for herself, but for that pathetic lifeform.
"I’m sorry," Lin Ruoxi lowered her head, and softly said: "I didn’t know your childhood was so tough……."
Yang Chen lowered his head, and gradually revealed that usual undisciplined smile, "My good wife, I made it up, you actually believed it?"
"You……" Lin Ruoxi raised her head, she was just feeling sad for him, then this rogue actually said he made it up, Ruoxi immediately turned angry, "How can you be like that!"
"Hehe, look at you, this angry face is so much more beautiful than the crying face you had earlier." Yang Chen praised.
Lin Ruoxi felt warmth in her heart, she understood that Yang Chen did it to divert her attention and clear away the unhappiness, but she was unable to say any words of gratitude. She looked at Yang Chen as if nothing happened, "Since you were lying to me, then where are your parents? Our marriage is only by contract, but if your parents suddenly appear, then things would get complicated."