Chapter 115: The Desperate Yang Mukun
Translator: Henyee Editor: Henyee
Who was she? Why did she like to eat what Tang Xi liked to eat, and why had she spoken exactly the way Tang Xi did when he met her at school that day?
How did she know Tang Xi’s email box and password, and what did she mean by sending him that email?!
On the other side of things, the person who had aroused Qiao Liang’s suspicion was brought into a private room of a bar by her brothers. When Tang Xi saw the people inside the room, her eyes flashed with excitement as she asked, “What are you all doing here?”
He Wanyi ran to embrace Tang Xi and replied sweetly, “Of course, to celebrate you and Xiao Yao being discharged from the hospital. We must get drunk today, okay?”
Tang Xi gave a faint smile, looked at the liquor on the table, and nodded. “Okay, let’s get drunk tonight.”
In any case, she would only worry about Qiao Liang and couldn’t fall asleep when she stayed at home. It would be better for her to drink and chat with these people here. This way, time would pass quickly and she might be able to have a good sleep if she got drunk.
With that in mind, Tang Xi raised a glass of wine and said, “Thank you all for your concern for us.”
As the crowd raised their glasses in response, Ning Yan stood up and said, “Hey, Little Fairy, I drink a toast to you. Congratulations on your recovery.”
Tang Xi raised an eyebrow and asked, “Oh, is that my new nickname?”
Ning Yan curled his lips. “Although I don’t like this silly and cliché nickname that your brothers gave to you, I have to admit that you really look like a fairy, so we reluctantly accepted it. Come on, Sister Little Fairy, take a drop.”
Tang Xi raised her eyebrows and clinked glasses with Ning Yan, saying, “Thank you, Director Ning, for your appreciation and attention. Now that you’re calling me Little Fairy, I’m the most suitable person for Magic Butterfly, right? Imagine how dreamy it would be with me, a little fairy, starring in the TV commercial, right?”
Speaking of the TV commercial, He Wanning stood up and smiled, saying, “Yes, that’s my specialty. I’m sure that the effects will be very satisfactory and that you won’t be disappointing any of us.”
He Wanyi pretended to be angry and pouted as she said, “Brother, you told me that I wasn’t suitable for that TV commercial because I’m not beautiful enough, and now you’re saying in front of me that another girl is perfect for it. Am I really your sister?”
He Wanning replied with a frown, “It’s because you’re my sister that I told you the truth. Do you know of the saying that goes: killing a man by lavishing praises on him? It was for your own good, understand?”
Tang Xi asked with a laugh, “So, President He is trying to kill me by lavishing praises on me? We haven’t even started shooting the TV commercial yet. Have you started thinking about how to ban me?”
He Wanning blushed and faltered. “I never lie. Xiao Rou, you’re very beautiful. You’re the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen.”
Happy to hear this, Tang Xi raised her glass. “Then I’d like to thank President He.”
Xiao Yao, who had been sitting by the side without drinking, stopped Tang Xi and said, “Drink less. You’re drinking too much.”
Tang Xi chuckled, dodged Xiao Yao’s hand, sat down between Xiao Jing and Xiao Sa and drank the glass of liquor, saying, “Yao, I just started drinking and you’re not allowing me to drink anymore? Then why are we here?”
“Yes, Xiao Yao,” He Wanzhou said, nodding in agreement. “Don’t be so serious. You’re not in the army now. Since you’ve come here, just have fun and don’t care so much.” With that said, he poured a glass of liquor for him. “Come on, have a drink. You can sleep in the lounge upstairs if you get drunk.”
Remaining indifferent, Xiao Yao didn’t take the liquor He Wanzhou handed to him. The latter curled his lips, put the glass on the table and continued to chat with Tang Xi. At that time, Yang Mukun, who had been sitting to the side with a sad face, came over holding a glass of liquor, sat down beside Xiao Yao and complained, “Cousin, you have to accompany me to drink! All my brothers and sisters are soldiers even though I’m not. While I was never important in my family since childhood, my life isn’t bad. But since that day when my father went to visit you in the hospital, my life has become terrible! Do you know how miserable I’ve been at home these days?”
Xiao Yao took his glass, took a sip of it and nodded. Yang Mukun continued, “When I got back home that day, my father locked me in a confinement room and made me reflect on my misdeeds. Yes, I’m not joining the army! But what’s wrong with that? All the members of my family are soldiers. Can’t I be an exception?” With that said, he reached out to clink glasses with Xiao Yao.
Xiao Yao clinked glasses with him and Yang Mukun was instantly satisfied. He took a sip of his liquor and said, “You know what. Then I asked my Dad what was so great about being a soldier. I said to him, your sons are only captains even though they received your help in their career, while Cousin Yao is already a lieutenant colonel now!”
Tang Xi suddenly came over and asked with a chuckle, “Cousin, then you were beaten by them all together, right?”
“I was punished with a rod,” Yang Mukun answered sadly. “I just told the truth, but my dad punished me with a rod! I’m not his soldier! How could he do that to me?”
Weren’t they all living in a society ruled by law?!
Tang Xi raised her glass and said with sympathy, “I feel sorry for you for having Yao, a peerless genius, as your cousin.”
“That’s not the worst part!” Yang Mukun whined. “After my brothers came back and heard that I despised them, they took turns hitting me and almost beat me to death!”
The corner of He Wanzhou’s eyes had continued to twitch as he listened. Finally, he said, “Mukun, I think you’d better come to my house. I’ll raise you. I promise I won’t beat you, or scold you.”
Tang Xi sat back down gaping, while He Wanyi shouted, “Brother, when did you fall for Yang Mukun? That’s really… hardcore!”
Hearing this, Yang Mukun immediately hugged Xiao Yao tightly and yelled, “Cousin, look, it’s all because of you! Now even He Wanzhou dares to molest me! You must protect me!”
Xiao Yao pried Yang Mukun’s fingers off him one by one and said coldly, “Do you want me to beat you too? That might be painful.”
Yang Mukun screamed, “Why are you all so mean to me?”
“Well, Kun’er, I felt sorry for you so I offered to raise you. How could you be so ungrateful?” He Wanzhou said, laughing evilly.
Yang Mukun ran pitifully to He Wanzhou like a sheepdog. “Will you provide me free food and accommodation, and women?”
“Oh? Then get off my face,” He Wanzhou replied, pushing Yang Mukun away. “I won’t take you in unless you agree to warm my bed for me.”