She only drank a little wine, but her skin had turned pink. Even the skin around her chest looked extremely enticing like they were soaked in wine. I was taller than her, so when I looked down from my perspective, I could see the dazzling curves beneath her yellow low-cut dress.
I came to my senses quickly and swallowed my saliva. I looked at her questioningly to convey my curiosity about her intent.
“You really changed a lot. I honestly didn’t recognize you,”
“I enlisted in the military after dropping out during the second year of high school,”
“Yeah, not bad. If there’s nothing else, then I will go back to sleep.” I was really worried that if I continued our conversation, my eyes would be stuck to her chest. All men have the same tiny problem- being unable to move after their eyes laid on those two round lumps of meat.
“Zhang Chao! About what happened during high school…. I owe you an apology. At that time, Chen Yuzhou wanted to pursue me, and I couldn’t reject him, so I told him that you were my boyfriend. I was too anxious then and you happened to save me the previous day, so I only thought of your name. I didn’t expect that Chen Yuzhou would treat you that way. I am sorry, I explained to him afterward, but he refused to believe me,”
“It doesn’t matter. It’s not that he didn’t believe you. He just wanted to make an example out of me. Have a good sleep. I have already forgotten about this matter.”
Lin Fang smiled and nodded her head, “Goodnight.”
I stood there and watched her close the door until I could no longer hold it in. I jumped a few times on the spot while shouting ‘yes!’ in my heart.
I expected Chen Yuzhou to come over to the company and throw a tantrum for Mr. Lu to fire me the next day. Surprisingly, he did not even appear.
After obtaining Juen Group’s deal, the whole company became very busy. I had to accompany Mr. Lu everywhere on a daily basis. He had completely regarded me as his chauffeur instead. In the span of a few days, I managed to learn quite a lot.
He kept his promise and really allowed me to drive his Land Rover around. I am actually quite happy about it. After all, a Porsche would incite gossip since it was too attention-grabbing. I wanted to drive a car that was more common.
Lin Fang and I lived in the same apartment block, so I gave her a lift whenever we had to go and leave work. Through these opportunities, we began to grow closer. She would often seek my opinions on things and asked me to accompany her to the supermarket.
She even asked me to accompany her back to her home on several occasions. Due to this, I happened to meet her younger brother, Lin Kang. This jerk got into fights with people every day instead of studying. He racked up a huge sum of online loans at his young age and always asked Lin Fang to pay for him.
“Sis, is this the new rich dude you are dating? But he doesn’t look as rich as the previous one.” Lin Kang sized me up once he opened the door. He spoke without hesitation when he saw that I did not wear an expensive watch.
Lin Fang was so upset that she pushed him, “What nonsense are you blabbering? This is my colleague, Zhang Chao. Don’t take it to heart, my younger brother has a foul mouth, but he is actually good-hearted.”
I put on a smile on my face while I cursed him out in my heart. I extended my hand out to Lin Kang, “It’s fine. Nice to meet you, I’m Zhang Chao.”
Lin Kang clicked his tongue, “Okay, okay, okay, as long as you are colleagues. If you don’t have money, don’t think of dating my sister. I know she’s pretty.”
“You brat, don’t you see there’s a guest here? Show some manners and go pour some tea.”
“I am playing PUBG, got no time.”
Lin Fang flashed an apologetic look and asked me to sit down quickly. She poured a cup of tea for me and placed the groceries into the fridge.
I looked around the house and discovered that Lin Fang’s house could be described as having nothing but four walls. There was nothing else except for some basic furniture, and even those had seen better days.
Lin Fang awkwardly said, “After my father fell ill, we needed money for his bills. My mother had to take care of him and could not work. And my younger brother is like that, so our family....”
“I understand. My family circumstance was much worse than yours in the past,”
“I really didn’t think you would become like this today. I still remember that you didn’t dare to talk to me in the past, haha.”
The phone suddenly rang after she finished speaking. Lin Fang glanced at her phone and became very flustered. She picked up her phone and walked out. I was part of the reconnaissance company in the military, so I knew immediately that the call was from Chen Yuzhou.
Sure enough, she had a downcast expression on her face when she came back.
“Was that Chen Yuzhou looking for you?”
“How did you know?” Lin Fang sighed, “He knows that my father needs money for his illness again and wants to lend me money,”
I quickly said, “He definitely has some unkind intentions behind. You mustn’t believe him.”
“But I-I....” Lin Fang panicked and on the verge of tears, “What about my father’s surgery fee? Where am I going to find fifty thousand?!”
I really detested that I could not lend the money to Lin Fang directly. Fifty thousand was nothing to me. All I needed was to say the word.
At this moment, Lin Kang swayed back to the living room with a phone, “Sis, aren’t you just making things difficult for yourself? Mr. Chen treats you so well. Since the money is given to you for free, you should just take it. For women, youth is the most valuable thing. Since you have to be with someone anyways, why don’t you choose someone wealthy?”
“I am your elder sister! Are you trying to sell me away?!” Lin Fang was enraged, “Give the phone to me. Did Chen Yuzhou came to find you?”
Lin Fang reached her hand out to snatch the phone, but Lin Kang refused to give and pushed her away, “So what if he did? Mr. Chen is so kind and so rich. Look at how nicely he treats our family. He even buys the video game skins for me. Why can‘t I put in a good word for him? If you get together with Mr. Chen, our entire family will live comfortably. Or else if you are with a pauper, our family will suffer in poverty together.”
I grabbed the cushion on the sofa and threw it at him, “Are you even a man? How could you say those words? Why does this family depend on your sister’s salary? Do you not have a responsibility too? Lin Fang, let’s go. I have an idea.”
I pulled a tear-stained Lin Fang out of the house after finishing.
Lin Kang ran out and shouted at us from the stairs, “Fucking bastard pauper. You are quite good at boasting, huh. I shall see where you get the money from! Lin Fang, if you have no money, don’t you dare come back!”
I looked at Lin Fang who was already crying until she was out of breath. She gripped my sleeve tightly like a helpless child drowning in tears.
“Don’t cry anymore. Get in the car.”
I pulled Lin Fang into the car and gave her a piece of tissue paper.
“I really want to find somewhere faraway to hide at times. A lot of old classmates laugh behind my back about my family. You probably think that I’m very embarrassing too.”
She cried until her eyes were red, and she could not catch her breath. Her tears made me very flustered.
Lin Fang wiped her tears and sobbed as she said, “Many people look down on me and think that I got involved with Chen Yuzhou for money. You probably think so too. I bet you also don’t believe that everyone sees me as someone who throws away pride for money. Including my younger brother.”
I sighed deeply, and Lin Fang continued while wiping her eyes before I could speak, “It’s okay. So be it if you don’t believe me. I'm already a joke in everyone’s eyes now anyways. Thank you for sending me back today, please keep what happened today a secret for me.”
I rushed to hold the car door to prevent her from leaving. I was too worked up and accidentally fell on her. One of my hands landed on her snowy white thigh. Her skin was as smooth as silk. My heart shook violently as I lost my balance and collapsed on her body. My face pressed against her chest. It felt really smooth and soft.