“Hold on mister, before we proceed with the full settlement, are you sure this is a credit card? It doesn’t even have a bank’s name on it, you must be kidding me.” The saleslady said doubtfully, while staring at Cheng Yuan as if he was crazy.
The lady added on with scorn, “I think you should stop wasting our time, hurry up and get out of here.”
Cheng Yuan was dumbfounded at their response. Then he recalled, the woman who introduced herself as his birth mother told him that it was the only Black Card in Xin Yang City, simply put, not many had seen it before.
It was not surprising that the lady was unaware of the card.
Well, the lady was unaware, but someone else was.
The man was absolutely astonished, he worked in the coal mining industry and had the pleasure to witness the Black Card before.
So he stood still, shocked and speechless all this while.
Meanwhile, Mu Ru Zhen was rubbing her temples, thinking Cheng Yuan was out of his mind.
“Let me set this straight, I always thought you were just incapable, but at least you had integrity. An Xiang, an outstanding lady, being married to you was her loss, but now I’m starting to see, you are not only incapable, but also sick in the head. What did An Xiang ever do to deserve a punishment like this?”
Cheng Yuan raised his eyebrows, and slammed the card on the glass surface of the architectural models, “Swipe the card, I don’t blame you for your ignorance, just swipe it and we’ll find out if it’s true.”
“But…” The saleslady remained skeptical.
“What? Does it take a lot of your time to swipe a card?” Cheng Yuan asked.
The lady scoffed, “That’s fine, go and swipe it, we will wait here.”
Upon hearing the lady’s order, the saleslady shook her head with a wry smile on her face, let out a sigh and made her way to the machine.
Not long after, the saleslady returned to Cheng Yuan, swiftly bowed and apologised, “I am so sorry Mr. Cheng, please forgive my negligence.”
Everyone was astonished.
The lady was confused, “What do you mean? The card went through?”
Mu Ru Zhen could not believe what she saw, she was totally jaw-dropped.
At this point, the saleslady was remorseful toward Cheng Yuan and her eyes were filled with terror. When she tried to swipe the card a few moments ago, it did not require a pin number, so she quickly rang her manager who was on a business trip. Her manager then consulted his superior before learning about the Black Card.
But for cards without pin protection, it only meant one thing.
It will never get lost, since nobody had the courage to steal it.
Cheng Yuan asked softly, “Is it settled?”
“N… No.” The saleslady quickly shook her head in response.
“Huh? What happened?” Cheng Yuan startled.
“Told ya, I knew it, how could a bumpkin like him afford a 3-million house? That card is obviously some counterfeit with no money in it.” The lady continued her arrogant and sarcastic jabs in high spirits upon hearing that the card did not go through.
Knowing this, the middle-aged man was also relieved, and thought to himself, did I make a mistake? Yeah, that must be the case, the guy is only a little over twenty years old, in a shabby outfit, how could he possibly have the Black Card?
“Humph! What are you waiting for? Apologise to my baby!” The man also raised his voice.
At this point, Mu Ru Zhen who was standing in a corner shut her eyes and sighed, in deep regret she thought to herself, why didn’t I leave in the first place, this is so embarrassing.
Everyone on the scene was relieved thinking that they finally understood the situation.
Who would have imagined, the saleslady followed by saying anxiously, “Mr. Cheng, my manager instructed me to offer the house to you, free of charge.”
It was as if everyone was thunderstruck by a bolt of thunder out of the blue.
Giving away a 3-million house, was Yue Liang Wan a charity?
They were all dumbfounded.
Mu Ru Zhen was so shocked that she could not close her jaws.
“What’s happening?” The lady came to her senses and yelled, “Why would you give it to the bumpkin for free? We have the money to buy it!”
“Bumpkin…” The saleslady stunned.
“Money…” The man’s expression turned gloomy.
He regretted profoundly for not persisting to his initial judgment, that was definitely a Black Card. He was bloody holding a Black Card in his hand, how can it be wrong?
Cheng Yuan shook his head, “Please, I cannot accept it for free, I have the money for it.”
The people on the scene remained dumbfounded.
Li Hui instantly squinted his eyes in disbelief.
He was different from the others because he used to be close friends with Cheng Yuan. So close that he still owed him 20 thousand.
“So you have money after all!” he said apathetically.
Cheng Yuan did not bother about Li Hui at all, he carried on with the saleslady who was puzzled, “Oh yeah, do you have any bigger units? I think these are too small.”
A 260 square meter house was too small.
How big of a bloody joke this would have been if it was spread out?
Mu Ru Zhen returned to reality from the shock, she was not sure what happened, but she could be sure of one thing.
Cheng Yuan did not have mental issues and it didn’t matter if there was money in the card, it appeared he actually could buy a house for Bai An Xiang. However…
Mu Ru Zhen frowned, “Come on pal, didn’t you know that 200 square meters is the biggest unit here? The 260 square meter house at Yue Liang Wan is already the biggest in Xin Yang City.”
“Look at him, I knew he was just a bumpkin.” The lady jeered at Cheng Yuan.
The saleslady continued to be at a loss.
Cheng Yuan said, “I want to buy that one.”
Everyone looked in the direction of his finger and found a detached house surrounded by a garden. The environment was excellent, as far as the model showed, it stood out profoundly.
It was the Yue Liang Wan Villa.
“You are out of your mind Cheng Yuan!” Mu Ru Zhen yelled.
However, the saleslady quickly nodded heavily, “The manager had informed me, regardless of which unit you are interested in, Yue Liang Wan is willing to give it to you for free.”
The sound of heavy breathing filled the silent room. The room was so quiet, it was as though Mu Ru Zhen’s sharp voice was echoing in the ceiling.
The man bowed his head with a gloomy face, almost like he was pondering on ways to redeem himself in this awkward situation.
Li Hui could no longer hide his relationship with Cheng Yuan, he shouted at Cheng Yuan furiously, “Cheng Yuan, since you had the money in the beginning, why would you ask me to clear my debt? Do you bloody know what I face everyday?”
Cheng Yuan did not bat an eye at Li Hui, he was captivated at the Black Card in his hand while thinking about the elegant woman, he laughed with mixed feelings, “So it seems, she is powerful.”
“I am sorry Mr. Cheng, I should’ve known better.” The man finally caught his chance and walked toward Cheng Yuan and in a similar fashion as the saleslady, he swiftly bowed and apologized, “My good sir, please forgive me.”
“Dear, what are you doing?” The lady was surprised by his actions and tried to hold him back, “Why are you apologizing to the bumpkin?”
Little did she know, the man pushed her away and apologized to Cheng Yuan remorsefully, “Mr. Cheng, I don’t really know her.”
“What?” The lady could not believe what she saw, “Dear, are you out of your mind?”
Cheng Yuan looked at the couple and shook his head steadily, “I’m not sure if you remember what you said before.”
“What did I say?” the lady said.
“If I can afford the house, you said you will do anything I ask for.” Cheng Yuan replied indifferently.
The lady answered in a resentful tone, “You can afford it? Why don’t you buy one now? I haven’t seen any proof that you have money in the card.”
The man gave her a hard smack across the face, so hard that the lady totally froze.
“You dumbass bitch, stop causing me troubles. Say another word and I will bash you up.”
The lady was frightened by the man, tears started rolling in her eyes.
The man turned his attention away from her and looked at Cheng Yuan in the eyes, “Mr. Cheng, please give your order.”