Chapter 69: Compliments from a Beauty, Silly Herb Grower
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Wang Yao returned to the cottage after his deep breathing exercises to check on the eagle. Its eyes were not as sharp as before.
Wang Yao found the meat in the bowl was less later in the afternoon.
“It’s good that you are eating. It’s a good sign,” laughed Wang Yao.
He found that not much meat was left in the bowl the next morning.
Maybe you don’t like pork. I should give you something else.
So Wang Yao went to buy some rabbit meat for the eagle and placed the rabbit meat in the bowl in front of the eagle. This time, the eagle was much less cautious.
“I want to check your wound,” Wang Yao pointed at its wings.
Wang Yao made some trauma herbs in the afternoon and put on some thick clothes before coming to the eagle. The eagle was not cooperative as expected, moving its wings, biting Wang Yao, and slashed Wang Yao’s clothes. San Xian was barking anxiously nearby.
It took Wang Yao big effort to wrap the wound, and his clothes were destroyed.
Such a bird of prey!
Wang Yao looked at his destroyed clothes. Fortunately, I was well prepared and lucky, otherwise the claws could go straight through the clothes and hurt my skin.
“Now, have a good rest. I’ll change the bandage a few days later,” said Wang Yao. He then went back into the cottage to change his clothes.
Wang Yao mentioned his intention of buying an apartment again when was having lunch at home with his parents. He asked his parents if they had thought about it.
“Yao, tell me how much money you have now?” asked Zhang Xiuying.
“Over one million.” Actually Wang Yao had over 2 million yuan in his bank account, but he didn’t want to scare his parents with the truth.
“What? Where did you get so much money!” His parents were still shocked.
“I made some money by selling herbs and decoctions. I didn’t put the money away just as a deposit. Instead, I invested in the stock market and made more money,” said Wang Yao calmly.
“That simple?” said Zhang Xiuying.
“Yeah, just like that,” said Wang Yao.
“In such a short period of time?” said Zhang Xiuying. “You spent 400 thousand yuan on the contract, then a lot on the car. Now you still have over one million left?”
Wang Yao’s parents were truly in shock. Who else in the village could earn nearly 2 million yuan in less than half a year.
“Yao, tell mom—have you done anything illegal?” asked Zhang Xiuying anxiously.
Mom, what are you talking about? How could that be possible? And I stay on the hill most of the time. What can I do?” said Wang Yao.
“You are right,” said Zhang Xiuying, “but your money comes too fast!”
“I was just really lucky to make quite a lot of money in the stock market. This money is easy come easy go!” said Wang Yao.
“Okay, just be careful with your money,” said Zhang Xiuying.
“Sure, that’s why I wanted to buy an apartment.”
“Okay! Let’s buy it!” said Wang Fenghua.
“Great! I’ll start to look around,” said Wang Yao.
Wang Yao went back to the hill after dinner. He called Wang Mingbao to ask him about the real estate market. After all, Wang Mingbao’s business was related to real estate.
Suddenly, San Xian started to bark when Wang Yao was ready to go to bed.
Wang Yao got off bed immediately and went out of the cottage to check what was going on.
He didn’t see anyone outside. San Xiao also ran out of his dog house but came back a moment later.
“What’s going on, San Xian?” asked Wang Yao.
Wang Yao followed San Xian into the herbal field and saw some herbs were being eaten by animals.
“Animals. That’s fine.” Wang Yao was relieved.
“Well done, San Xian.” Wang Yao patted San Xian’s back and walked back into the cottage.
The next day, he found the footprints inside the herbal field; they looked like they belonged to wild rabbits.
Rabbits! I hope they won’t come anymore, thought Wang Yao.
The wild rabbits were easily frightened. They shouldn’t come back after being scared by San Xian.
Wang Yao gave the eagle more rabbit meat in the morning and asked his mother to look after the herbal field for him. He then drove to the town center. He went straight to Wang Mingbao, who had found him several apartments. They went to check the apartments together.
Wang Mingbao picked three different complexes and a few popular designs. All the complexes were close to the school and shopping center. Of course, none of the apartments were cheap. After looking around, Wang Yao picked an apartment that was about 130 square meters plus a parking lot. The price was nearly 800 thousand yuan.
But 800 thousand couldn’t even cover a toilet in Shanghai or Beijing.
After Wang Yao had made his decision, he went to the real estate agency straight away with Wang Mingbao. The agent gave him a discount as he was paying in cash. Wang Yao got the keys after he had paid the full amount. The real estate agent told him that it would take about one week to get the certificate of ownership. After the settlement, Wang Yao left the internal renovation to Wang Mingbao, who ran a renovation business.
“I’ll leave everything to you then,” said Wang Yao.
“No problem! I’ll make sure you get the best design and service,” said Wang Mingbao with a smile. This was a piece of cake for him.
“Thank you!” said Wang Yao.
Wang Yao left the keys to the apartment with Wang Mingbao.
It was almost 2 pm, Wang Yao invited Wang Mingbao out for lunch at a nice restaurant. His phone rang after he finished lunch.
“Hello? It’s Tong Wei calling, how are you?” A woman’s voice came from the other side of the phone. The voice was gentle and nice.
“Hello, I’m good. I’m in town now and going home soon. Is there anything you need me to do?” asked Wang Yao.
“Nothing special, I just want to invite you to dinner tonight to thank you for taking me to the hospital the other day,” said Tong Wei.
“It’s nothing, you don’t need to buy me dinner.”
“It’s just a meal; it won’t take too long,” said Tong Wei in her angelic voice.
“Well,” Wang Yao took a look at the time, “I’m really not available tonight. Can I call you another day? My treat!”
“Okay!” Tong Wei hung up the phone. She was not happy, but she was still fine.
“Was it a girl?” asked Wang Mingbao.
“Yes,” said Wang Yao.
“She wants to buy you dinner?”
“And you declined?”
“Yeah, I had to watch the herbal field,” said Wang Yao.
“Are you serious? Do you know your mom would kill you if she knew you turned down a girl’s invitation!” said Wang Mingbao. “It’s such an honor to be invited to dinner by a girl! Hey, is it because she’s not good looking?”
“Of course not, she is very pretty,” said Wang Yao.
Tong Wei was a stunning beauty who didn’t even need makeup.