Chapter 28- Brain full of shit
After the storm raised by Jiang Ren came to an end, Meng Ting went home after school. She heard her dad apologizing to someone in the house.
A man around his 40s was impatiently waving his hands, “How many times do I need to tell you, if you weren’t my cousin, I would not let you have such a long repayment term. Plus, I’ve already offered you a very low-interest rate. I’ve done everything I possibly could, you must pay me the house loan by this week. There will be no more room for negotiations.
Meng Ting came inside, Father Shu quickly said: “You’re back, Ting Ting, could you go to your room first?”
Meng Ting with her pale white fingers looked at the middle-aged man that was sipping water on the sofa.
The man was Du Dong Niang, he was Shu Zhi Tong’s cousin.
Meng Ting had a bad impression of him. After the Shu Family was caught in a house fire in her previous life, he took the lead in saying that Meng Ting was bad luck for the family. She caused the death of her relatives, Father Shu then cut-off their relationship out of anger.
The year where Father Shu died in the experiment lab, it was Du Dong Niang that proposed to adopt Meng Ting.
Du’s wife scolded and chased him down the street.
“What’s the matter with you, you don’t even care about your nieces and nephews. Why would you adopt a sly fox like her? It’s solely because her looks captured your heart!” The scolding was unbearable.
After visiting the hospital, they learned that Meng Ting was disfigured by the fire accident. Only then Du Dong Niang kept silent and did not mention the adoption again.
At that time, Shu Lan cried sadly, Meng Ting hugged her, with a strong voice: “ Don’t be scared, we are almost grown-ups now, I can take care of myself. I will take care of both of you on behalf of Father Shu after I recover.”
Yet, she did not see the evil in Shu Lan’s eyes.
As of now, the exact same scenario was happening again.
Du Dong Niang came to collect his debt. He is a businessman, earning a little more than others. He bought a house in the centre of City H and now was planning to buy a sea-view villa.
The property prices were not high, but the value was expected to double up in a few years.
Father Shu was desperate, he then went to apply for a dangerous job in the laboratory. In the end, he died in the laboratory due to the deadly radiation.
Du Dong Niang turned his head over, stared at Meng Ting’s face with his green-bean sized eyes, and swallowed with a sluggish look.
Meng Ting ignored Shu Zhi Tong instructions, she tightened her first, placed her bag down, and avoided the disgusting stare coming from Du Dong Niang, “ Father Shu, I’m going for a walk outside.”
She then noticed that it was dark outside, the winter breeze felt cold.
Meng Ting hugged herself, and eventually strolled to somewhere nearby her school.
She did not head to Seven High, but Li Cai Vocational High.
The vocational school was still open, and the bare willow branches were dancing with the wind. Meng Ting slowly looked at the bulletin board, a few pieces of propaganda posters that faded in colour were placed on it.
She carefully looks at all the events that happened.
The piano competition.
Further down the board, there were various dancing competitions. Ballad, Latin…..
Her fingers slid down the board, a smile appeared in her eyes. She then memorised the numbers, some were upcoming events and some had already ended.
Just right around the corner of the bulletin board, a group of teenagers were smoking under the willow tree.
Meng Ting smelled the smoke and froze.
He Jun Ming passed a cigarette to Jiang Ren, but he did not accept it. Everyone knew that he was not in a good mood.
The Jiang family contacted Jiang Ren.
Both the father and son were still in a cold war. Chairman Jiang scolded him for not studying well, Jiang Ren smirked and retorted to his father. They both then argued and fought over the phone.
He Jun Ming while smoking said: “Boss Ren if you don’t know how to settle it, you should just go back there. Staying here won’t help you with anything.”
Jiang Ren ignored him, his expression was dark.
He Jun Ming kept quiet and suggested “How about going to the bar and get a drink?”
He Jun Ming frowned: “Come on, let’s have fun. Today there are a bunch of girls over there, Lu Yue and her girlfriends are there as well. They are celebrating as Lu Yue is very likely to have been accepted to a university.” Maybe Lu Yue had received the news in advance, as she had met the criteria which secured her chances of attending it along with a recommendation for admission to the university.
Jiang Ren smirked: “Lu Yue?”
He Jun Ming quickly nodded “ The grade 8 beauty in Seven High.”
“You should go if you are interested in her.”
He Jun Ming coughed awkwardly, he kinda had a thing for Lu Yue. However, Lu Yue contacted him today and begged him to bring Jiang Ren over. It was obvious that Lu Yue likes Jiang Ren and not him, it was embarrassing for him to express his feelings to her.
He Han lit a cigarette: “ She got a recommendation to get admitted into a university? She’s smart.”
“Yeah right, those that could get into the university are all smart people.”
Even Fang Tan, who barely speaks, said: “Jiang Ren, you should just come over and have fun.”
Jiang Ren was not interested, he moved his wrist, “ Nope. Not interested.” He did not have any expression on his face, he was still feeling quite bad from the fight with his father.
He Jun Ming couldn’t stand it anymore and murmured: “Boss Ren, you’ve never admitted your wrongdoings in the past. But today, you just admitted to one in front of everyone. Do you still have affection towards Meng Ting? She did not even come to look for you in this situation, do you still think it’s worth it?”
He Jun Ming’s face was flushed with anger: “ Lu Yue is a good choice. She is pretty, gentle and has good grades. You should consider her, at least you would live a happy life.
Meng Ting’s gaze slightly fell.
She happened to hear these words when she came.
As the night fell, she looked at her toes. Agreeing with the words that He Jun Ming just said.
It was true. Lu Yue and Shen Yu Qing were totally different, Lu was perfect. On the other side, she didn’t have any feelings for Jiang Ren. She can’t feel his pain, and wouldn’t get close with him despite what he’s done for her.
All she wanted was to study at a good university, let Father Shu enjoy his peaceful life after retirement and look for a suitable partner to accompany him for the rest of his life.
Jiang Ren obviously was not the right person. He was too sensitive, overbearing and paranoid. Other than that, he came from a wealthy family, it was destined that they would live different lives.
However, just when she decided to leave.
Jiang Ren kicked He Jun Ming butt: “Fuck off, don’t bother me.
Once He Jun Ming was kicked, he was shocked to discover Meng Ting when he looked up.
His mouth fell wide open, after a few moments, he smoked and said, “What a coincidence, student Meng Ting.” Meng Ting nodded, apologising awkwardly “ Sorry, I did not intend to overhear the conversation.”
Her voice was soft and sweet, like honey in the summer, causing the people’s hearts to tremble.
He Jun Ming hurriedly shook his hands: “It’s fine, it’s fine.”
Meng Ting smiled at him and left.
Jiang Ren’s expression worsened. He stood up and chased after her.
He Lan stuck out his tongue:” He Jun Ming, you idiot, you are so dead afterwards,”
Even Fang Tan laughed at him: “ You are so dead.”
They all knew Boss Ren really liked Meng Ting and treated her as if she was a precious treasure. However, He Jun Ming just created conflict between both of them just now.
He Jun Ming’s expression fell, but he didn’t give up: “ I was telling the truth. Meng Ting is hard to please and is from a whole different world than us. She is way too pretty and innocent. On the other side, Lu Yue cares less about Boss Ren’s past history. If I were him, I would choose Lu Yue over Men Ting. How about you guys?”
He Han opened up after a moment: “ Do you want to hear the truth?”
He Jun Ming nodded.
“I prefer Meng Ting.”
“Fuck! How about you, Tan Zi!”
Fang Tan: “Meng Ting.”
“Are you guys serious!”
He Han harshly spoke the truth: “Even if Meng Ting is hard to chase, she……” He coughed, “ She is too darn pretty.”
Not only is she pretty, but she also has a sweet voice, the way she smiles can make people’s hearts race. Meng Ting also had a hint of sweetness, which Lu Yue and the others didn’t have.
Fang Tan put out the cigarette and said: “I would like to also take the chance and tell the truth when Boss Ren is not around. Meng Ting is the kind of girl every guy admires. You don’t like her just because, deep down, you know you can’t get her.”
Meng Ting did not go far, Jiang Ren chased and grabbed her wrist.
He was irritated and anxious: “ What did you hear just now?”
Meng Ting looked at him and softly spoke: “I heard nothing. Now let go of me Jiang Ren, I am going home.”
Jiang Ren pinched her chin, and forced her to look at him: “They were just kidding, don’t get too caught up about it.” He said, “ I have nothing to do with Lu Yue.”
Meng Ting nodded: “Oh.”
His face sank, his eyebrows furrowed, and said with an angry tone: “You don’t believe me?”
She quickly shook her head: “ I believe you.”
Her tone was sincere, cooperative like a tame bunny.
Jiang Ren laughed: “ I really don’t like her.” He looked into her eyes, and Meng Ting’s heart raced. Just before he popped out another word, she pushed him away, said with a soft voice:” I believe you, it’s time for me to go home now.”
There was a smile in his eyes: “ Hey, Meng Ting, I believe a girl as smart as you, you know what I was going to say. Even if you refuse to listen to me, I LIKE YOU.”
He grabbed her hands and placed it on his chest: “ I only like you, can you feel that?”
Under the teenager’s firm chest, his heart was beating frantically.
Meng Ting’s face blushed red: “We both are still students, quit thinking about this nonsense.”
Jiang Ren couldn’t hold back his laughter and his chest trembled: “ Are you educating me?” He was laughing hysterically, how can she be this cute. She was the only one that would think about this under this situation.
He smirked evilly, “Student Meng, I don’t have good grades, and my brain is full of shit, why don’t you come and rescue me?”
The phrase “Rescue me” was said in a high pitch tone.
Meng Ting’s face was on fire, her hazel eyes started to water: “ I refuse to talk to you again.”
Jiang Ren said: “Saving one’s life is better than sculpting a seven-level high buddha statue, is that correct? Dear good student, why can you be so coldhearted and watch your friend fall.”
The tips of her ears were flushed red, she wanted to hit him to death: “Can’t you just speak properly? I want to go home.”
He laughed lowly, “ Ok, I’ll let you go.”
When she was about to leave, he immediately regretted it.
He didn’t get to meet Meng Ting for a long time, it was very painful for him. He wanted to look for her countless times, but just the thought of the looks from the strangers after he came out from the police station, especially the girls in Seven High stressed him out. He was afraid that Meng Ting would do the same.
He actually had a lot to say to her.
After coming out from the hospital that day, she didn’t have his jacket on anymore, on the other side, he quit smoking from that day onwards.
Although it was hard, he still endured the temptation to smoke.
Just by thinking of her, he could overcome anything.
But now, she appeared in front of him.
She came to Li Cai herself. Classes had ended long ago, what is she still doing over here. This time, it was not him that cheekily looked for her, she sent herself here.
Meng Ting walked for a few steps, all of a sudden a force came from behind her. She did not have the chance to stand still and was pressed against the wall by him.
It was winter season now, his chest was burning hot.
The teenager had smiley brows, but with a fierce tone: “You should explain yourself before you go, why did you come to our school, huh?”
Meng Ting slapped his arms, hurriedly: “There’s no reason, why are you so annoying, Jiang Ren.”
She couldn’t seem to tell him that she was going to participate in a dancing and piano competition to earn some extra cash.
Jiang Ren chuckled softly: “Previously when I was in the police station. I always thought that it would not be good for you if I came to visit you due to my bad reputation. I’ve been constantly thinking about giving up on you. You are a good student, and you don’t deserve to be affected by my bad reputation.
She opened her big eyes wide and looked at him. It was great that Jiang Ren finally figured it out!
He was struck by her expression that was overly excited and surprised.
Jiang Ren then smiled, and mercilessly patted her pink cheeks: “But what can I possibly do, I just discovered that every time I see you, I fall for you even more.”