Just as he was pondering on what to do, Mu Ru Zhen read the situation and took a step forward.
“Like what you said before, scram.”
“But…” The man glanced at Cheng Yuan, he was not sure who Mu Ru Zhen was to Cheng Yuan, especially with the way she treated him earlier.
Cheng Yuan saw the way Mu Ru Zhen was appeased and smiled, “Do what she said.”
The mortified bunch turned around and started walking away.
Suddenly, Cheng Yuan stopped them and said in an emotionless tone, “I meant crawl out the door, not walk, understand?”
“Erm…” The three of them stood still, astonished.
Li Hui pointed at Cheng Yuan’s nose and scolded, “Cheng Yuan, don’t push my limits.”
Still, Cheng Yuan ignored Li Hui and had his eyes fixed on the plump man.
“You!” The lady pointed at Cheng Yuan, but she recalled the warning from the man and quickly retracted her finger.
“Sure, sure, we will crawl now.” The man replied in a cold sweat, got on the ground and started to crawl.
“Dear!” The lady refused to be humiliated in public and stomped the ground with frustration.
“Do you not bloody understand? Start crawling, or don’t even think about spending a penny of my money.”
The alluring lady was staggered by the statement, it downright hit her weakest spot.
A fine-looking young lady with a middle-aged plump man, who on earth would believe that was true love? It was nothing more than money.
“Waah!” she started crying, while crawling on the ground as her panties were peeking out unscrupulously.
Since the boss was already on the ground, Li Hui was not excluded.
The three of them crawled out the door like babies.
However, as he was leaving, Li Hui glared at Cheng Yuan, his eyes were filled with hatred and resentment. Despite not knowing how Cheng Yuan got so influential out of nowhere, the biggest humiliation to him was the fact that Cheng Yuan disregarded him multiple times.
In the sales office, Mu Ru Zhen stood with arms akimbo and laughed with contentment, “That was satisfying!”
Following this, Cheng Yuan managed to get himself a villa at Yue Liang Wan. Mu Ru Zhen started to feel a sense of enviousness in her heart.
When they left the office, she reverted to her usual unemotional tone and asked, “So Cheng Yuan, what is happening now? Do you know Yue Liang Wan’s boss personally?”
Cheng Yuan answered with a smile, “Can you please keep it secret for the time being? I’d like to give An Xiang a surprise.”
Mu Ru Zhen was very curious of the sudden changes in Cheng Yuan, she stared at him for a moment, while Cheng Yuan was just behaving normally. So she pursed her lips and agreed with a nod, “Sure, I will do you the favor.”
Cheng Yuan knew from the beginning, as long as it was favorable to Bai An Xiang, by no means was Mu Ru Zhen going to reject the request.
After saying goodbye to Mu Ru Zhen, Cheng Yuan took a cab back to the hospital. His mother had not woken up, so he just waited by her side.
Eventually, the sun started to set and the lights were turned on.
The ChengYuan Villa was still packed with a crowd for master’s birthday banquet.
Bai An Xiang, who ran away from home earlier, returned to the celebration.
Bai Yong Ming started mocking her as he saw her, “Hey An Xiang, I hope you didn’t sell your house for the piece of trash.”
Bai An Xiang scowled at him. Without saying a word, she walked pass him and sat at a corner of the banquet table.
Bai Yong Ming felt disrespected by the way Bai An Xiang ignored him, he instantly put on a discontent look on his face.
Speaking of which, he had always been highly regarded among his age group in the Bai Family. Therefore, his cousins would fawn over him all the time so he was used to things going his way. Who would dare to cross him?
So Bai Yong Ming scoffed, “Just like the piece of garbage, rotten characters do nest together.”
To avoid causing a scene in grandpa’s big day, Bai An Xiang pursed her lips and took Bai Yong Ming’s jeerings silently.
Everyone in the room was glancing at Bai An Xiang, it made her blush, she felt like her face was burning hot.
Despite this, master was comfortably seated at the host’s table, as if he did not hear the ordeal, blissfully drinking away with his sons.
To Bai An Xiang, this was a tedious banquet. Even the appealing dishes in front of her seemed dull and tasteless.
Despite opting to take it in, some of the guys took every opportunity they had to mock and ridicule her.
“An Xiang, let’s eat more.” Her cousin Ye An Li said genuinely.
Bai An Xiang checked out the little cousin, who was around her age, seated next to her and smiled.
But what Ye An Li was about to say instantly took away the momentary sign of peacefulness from Bai An Xiang, “Since you most likely can’t afford these at home anyway.”
Bai An Xiang was stupefied.
Ye An Li locked eyes with Bai Yong Ming, the both of them grinned at the same time. She continued to say, “Actually you should have brought Cheng Yuan here too, a shabby bumpkin like him must have never had these dishes before.”
“Yeah An Xiang, this should be equivalent to a few of your meals right?”
A group of relatives who were obsequious to Bai Yong Ming saw the opportunity to fawn over him and did not hesitate to take it.
Bai An Xiang bit her red, glossy lips firmly, with tears rolling in her liquid eyes, fists tightly clenched under the table and her body trembling involuntarily.
“Master Bai, someone sent you a birthday gift.”
Just before Bai An Xiang was about to break down in resentment, the butler at master’s house entered the room and congratulated Master Bai.
The guests were surprised.
Once again, Bai Yong Ming turned his eyes to Bai An Xiang with a sarcastic smile, “It can’t be your parents’ right?”
Bai An Xiang frowned at the quip while everyone else bursted into laughter.
Her father Bai Shi Ju was master’s illegitimate child, there was no place for him at the event. Even master refused to acknowledge their relationship openly due to his esteemed identity. Hence, Bai An Xiang’s parents did not even deserve an invite to the occasion.
Master’s smile stiffened up.
“The man did not inform me, he just passed the gift to me and left.”
The butler then set the box, over 20 inches in size, on the coffee table.
The guests were dumbfounded, sending a gift without putting their name, could it be a prank?
“Should I open it?” The butler asked.
“Open it!” Master answered calmly.
The butler swiftly unwrapped the box, as the gift was finally revealed, it shocked everybody on the scene.
It was a bright emerald jade placed in a pearl white ceramic basin.
The guests were amused
Master Bai knew a thing or two about jades, he was amused after a brief inspection of the gift.
A uniform emerald green throughout the body of the ornament, apart from the top, where a dazzling pearl about the size of a chickpea was set. Even the basin that came with the jade was made of white jade, one can only imagine how costly the gift was.
As the matter of fact, to be able to acquire a precious jade like this was already a remarkable feat due to its rarity. Oftentimes, even money cannot buy them a piece like this.
Needless to say Bai An Xiang’s parents, even Bai Yong Ming’s father could never attain something like this.
Master was restless at this point, he staggered to his feet and reached for the birthday card.
‘Sending my apologies for not being able to attend in person due to work, hope you like the gesture. May you be blessed with an abundance of peace and fortune! And may all your wishes come true! Look forward to pay you a visit soon.’