Not long after, Bai Yong Ming rushed to her house.
Despite being close relatives, it was the first time he paid a visit to Bai An Xiang’s home.
He showed up in a gloomy face, so gloomy and dark that it looked like the bottom of an old wok. His eyes were filled with disgust and resentment.
“Get out of my way!” he shouted at Cheng Yuan who answered the door and entered the house.
Cheng Yuan did not take it to heart, he was already used to Bai Yong Ming’s impertinent attitude toward him, so he stood still at the door.
“Didn’t you hear me, piece of trash? Scram!”
Cheng Yuan said indifferently, “This is my home.”
Bai Yong Ming could not refute to the words of Cheng Yuan, he was left with no words.
Yeah, this is my home, who are you to tell me to scram?
Li Ning Juan, who was watching TV in the living area with Bai Ju Shi, who was reading the newspaper overheard the exchange and changed their expressions.
Normally, if Cheng Yuan said things like ‘this is my home’, Li Ning Juan would never fail to ridicule him with responses like, ‘who told you so?’ or ‘who do you think you are?’
However, when she heard the voice of Bai Yong Ming, the rage within her brokethrough the dispensable barrier like Cheng Yuan and went straight after Bai Yong Ming.
“Cheng Yuan, let him in, I’d like to have a word with him. Why would he take all the credit for An Xiang’s work? What a shameless dude.” Li Ning Juan shouted with arms akimbo.
Bai Shi Ju did not mutter a word as he looked at the doorway.
Bai Yong Ming said apathetically, “There are some issues at the company, I’m here for Ban An Xiang.”
“Sorry, An Xiang is feeling under the weather today.” Cheng Yuan said.
“Who do you think you are?” Bai Yong Ming rebuked Cheng Yuan fiercely, “Let me tell you what, if anything bad happens to the company, you can’t bear the responsibility. Get Bai An Xiang out at once, or I will…”
Cheng Yuan shook his head.
Li Ning Juan rushed over and pointed at Bai Yong Ming’s nose, “Little brad, don’t push our limits, Xiang is feeling sick, understand?”
Bai Yong Ming stood still at the doorway, his face was as gloomy as ever.
He did not know what to do now, master had ordered clearly, if he could not complete the task, he would be chased out of the family.
Speaking of which, did he really have to lower his status and beg them?
But he would not put his pride aside…
Bai Yong Ming stared at Cheng Yuan and rolled his eyes, something came to his mind all of a sudden.
“Cheng Yuan, you better ask Bai An Xiang to see me right away, or…” Bai Yong Ming carried on with a smirk, “You have to pay me what you owe right now.”
Li Ning Juan was blanked out as she heard this.
When Bai An Xiang had a fall out with her earlier, Bai An Xiang wanted to sell the house to settle the ‘loan’ from Bai Yong Ming for Cheng Yuan’s ill mother.
Never did she expect that Bai Yong Ming would ask for the money at this time. This made Li Ning Juan’s rage disappear instantly.
She could have put the blame on Cheng Yuan, saying he was the one who borrowed the money and it was none of their business. However, she had to wait until Bai An Xiang get a divorce with him, which had not happened. So as long as they were married, Bai An Xiang would be partially responsible for the debt.
Bai An Xiang opened the door to her room and walked out helplessly, “What happened?”
When he saw Bai An Xiang had finally come out of her room, Bai Yong Ming smiled.
He thought turning the 200 thousand he lent Cheng Yuan earlier into a bargaining chip was a clever move and he was proud of himself.
“There are urgent matters at the company, you need to go back with me.” Bai Yong Ming said.
Bai An Xiang sighed and was ready to leave with Bai Yong Ming.
Suddenly, Cheng Yuan stood in her way and said to her gently, “You’re sick, you need more rest, you’re not allowed to go anywhere.”
You’re not allowed to go anywhere!
It was the first time Cheng Yuan spoke to Bai An Xiang like that. He said it in a gentle tone, but it carried a hint of dominance, this left Bai An Xiang totally stunned.
She felt a strange feeling in her heart, an affectionate feeling where she was being pampered and cared for.
She recalled that night, what Cheng Yuan told her when she took the pillion of the bike, “That’s because you never tried to understand me before.”
Bai An Xiang pursed her glossy lips slightly and looked at the back of Cheng Yuan, eyes filled with adoration.
But, what about the money?
Although she was captivated by Cheng Yuan’s charm at this moment, what can she do?
“Didn’t you give him half a month? The time is not up yet.” She said.
Bai Yong Ming scoffed, “He owes me the money and I want it now, are you refusing to pay?”
Bai An Xiang was speechless.
At this moment, Cheng Yuan asked unexpectedly, “You mentioned earlier, if I manage to clear the debt, what will you do?”
Bai Yong Ming startled.
Bai An Xiang startled.
Li Ning Juan also started.
“Haha…” Bai Yong Ming bursted into laughter, perhaps he thought Cheng Yuan was out of his mind, “I thought you were just a piece of trash, who knows you’re also an idiot. Are you joking me? If you can manage to gather 500 thousand in such a short amount of time, why would you beg me for just 200 thousand earlier?”
Bai Yong Ming had a point.
Both Bai An Xiang and Li Ning Juan must admit, the Cheng Yuan today had not changed, he was still jobless like Bai Shi Ju. To get 500 thousand in a short period was practically impossible.
Cheng Yuan smiled and went into the the bedroom him and Bai An Xiang shared.
While everyone was watching suscipiously, Cheng Yuan brought out a black plastic bag and tossed it on the ground in front of Bai Yong Ming.
A few stacks of cash spilled out of the bag, visible to everybody.
He prepared this ahead of time just for this moment.
Cheng Yuan said indifferently, “This is the money, 500 thousand in total, not a penny less.”
The atmosphere was dull.
The living area was dead silent.
Everybody was dumstruck.
In fact, Cheng Yuan had been busy these few days, especially when he heard the Bai Family had handed the agreement to Bai Yong Ming, the deal that Bai An Xiang struck. He started preparing in anticipation of what would happen today, including the 500 thousand bag of money.
“Where did you get the money from?” After a while, Bai Yong Ming asked in disbelief.
Cheng Yuan said casually, “That’s none of your business, just remember what you said before.”
Upon hearing this, Bai Yong Ming gave a grimace of trouble.
He mentioned earlier that if Cheng Yuan managed to clear the debt, he would crawl through under his crotch.
It was no longer about simply begging Bai An Xiang, it was now a matter of to crawl or not to crawl.
Bai Yong Ming gritted his teeth out of anger, “Cheng, you are out of your mind, you mean you want me to crawl under your crotch? Who do you think you are?”
Cheng Yuan answered with a smile, “I am a nobody. I had plans to let you go if you behaved properly, but seeing as you are putting up an attitude, I think you should keep your word.”
As he was saying this, Cheng Yuan lifted his leg and rested it on a stool.
“Are you bloody out of your mind?” Bai Yong Ming was infuriated at Cheng Yuan.
Cheng Yuan shook his head and in a calm manner, he said, “If you want to ask for a favor, don’t bring your pride with you. I could let you go today, but if that’s the case, I’m worried that you can’t report back to master.”
“Speaking of which, let me guess what would master say,” Cheng Yuan paused and made an impression of master, “If you screwed up the investment entirely, get out of the family!”
Surely, he was not aware what master told Bai Yong Ming, but anyone could have guessed it. Although it was not exactly what master said, the meaning about the same.
Hence, Bai Yong Ming was dumbfounded.
Bai An Xiang on the other hand, was staring at Cheng Yuan with affection.
Although Li Ning Juan did not know where Cheng Yuan got the money from, she was pleased with the scene and started laughing out of contentment.
Cheng Yuan repeated, “ To crawl, or not to crawl?”