Very Pure And Ambiguous: The Prequel - Volume 4 - Chapter 36
TRANSLATOR: AHMAD SHAHZAD
I nodded . It seems that Yang Mei was also not the kind of person who would turn to any doctor when critically ill .
Not long after, Yang Mei's phone rang .
Yang Mei picked up the phone and said a few words, nodded, and finally said, ’’Thank you, Liu Ying! I returned in a hurry for two days . If I have time, I will certainly invite you to dinner!’’
’’You don't have any sincerity huh . Asking people for a favor yet telling them you don't have enough time . ’’ As I saw Yang Mei hang up the phone, I said to her .
’’The friendship between us doesn't need something like this . In the end, a meal is just to enhance friendship between people!’’ Yang Mei gave me a side glance, ’’You think a meal will be enough to get someone's help?’’
’’Alright now, no need to talk about all this . So how was it, what did your classmate say?’’ I asked .
’’You started it first!’’ Yang Mei said with anger, ’’She told me that there are four people with the same name Zheng Shaopeng in the city . One of them is 40 years old so it's obviously not him . Another one is 12 years old, while one of them is in his twenties, still serving time in prison for a robbery, so there's only more left!’’
’’Is this the hypothesis your friend Liu Ying arrived at?’’ I interrupted Yang Mei's words .
’’How did you know?’’ Yang Mei asked inexplicably .
’’Listening to your tone and how everything is analyzed, it is obviously done by your classmate who's in the police!’’ I said, ’’I only want to know about this Zheng Shaopeng . No need to talk about the others . ’’
’’I was about to talk about him but you interfered!’’ Yang Mei frowned and said with discontent, ’’This Zheng Shaopeng is 25, graduated from the Industrial University in D City, and is now working for the Feitong Logistics and Cargo Company in D City . This company is his family business founded by Zheng Huawen, Zheng Shaopeng's father . A long time ago, he used to mix in with the underworld and had some criminal records, but now, he does legal work, and has a net worth of tens of millions!’’
Legal work? I shook my head . Logistics and Cargo were transports that had to go long distances with valuable goods . It was certainly not a legitimate industry . I might not be clear about the matter in my previous life but I know about it in this life quite clearly! Unless you had a background with the underworld and good relations, it was impossible to run a business like that . For example, the several Cargo stations in Songjiang had to regularly pay a protection fee to the Three Rock Gang so they could freely travel, otherwise, it would be very hard for them to operate their business .
It seems that Yang Mei has found a real problem for me to deal with this time . This Zheng Huawen is certainly not any good character . He was certainly some bigshot in the underworld . If that was the case, then this Zheng Shaopeng won't be any good kind either .
’’What's wrong?’’ Yang Mei saw me frowning, so she was puzzled and said, ’’You won't be afraid now after hearing that Zheng Shaopeng's family has a net worth of tens of millions?’’
’’Of course not . ’’ I didn't know whether to tell Yang Mei about the other identity of Zheng Huawen or not . After all, the mess was serious this time around .
’’I say, aren't you a person who doesn't care about money at all . Otherwise, why would you not take the 4 million that we won in in the casino . ’’ Yang Mei said .
’’Miss, you are thinking in the wrong direction . That money, we could take it if we wanted because I knew the manager of that place . Otherwise, we would have been chopped into pieces!’’ I didn't want to speak too much and only said this much as a warning to Yang Mei . It was to tell her not to go to that place in the future . If she went there and treated the casino as her personal cash machine, then she will only bring disaster upon herself .
’’I think my mother has taken a liking to his family as they are rich!’’ Yang Mei said, ’’My mother is someone who loves to satisfy their vanity . ’’
’’That's possible . Let's see what your mother does when we get to your home!’’ I nodded .
Yang Wei's family wasn't an extravagant and rich family, instead, they were an ordinary wage earning family . Their house was an old-fashioned patterned building with an area that was a bit more than 40-square meters . There were two rooms, a kitchen, and no hall .
As I entered the house, Mother Yang had an unnatural expression while Father Yang didn't feel anything wrong and even helped me find a pair of slippers .
’’Well, you see Little Liu, I didn't know you were going to visit us beforehand, so I didn't prepare enough food!’’ Mother Yang said as she looked towards me .
There was already a row of stacked cans on the dinner table in the house . There were at least ten dishes, yet she said there wasn't enough . She obviously didn't want me to eat here!
As Father Yang saw this, he immediately said, ’’It's nothing but adding another bowl and set of chopsticks, so there won't be a deficiency!’’ As he said that, he went to the kitchen and brought a bowl . bowl .
Yang Mei was also angry, so she just sat on the table and didn't speak the entire time .
’’Little Zheng, you go and sit next to Yang Mei!’’ Mother Yang said as she pointed to the seat next to Yang Mei .
After Zheng Shaopeng heard her words, he was very happy as a provocative smile appeared on his face as he looked towards me .
On the other hand, Mother Yang sat on Yang Mei's other side . She obviously wanted to keep me away from her .
I also didn't bother to disturb the mother and daughter, so I sat next to Mother Yang quietly .
After Father Yang prepared the dishes and tableware, everyone was ready to dine .
’’As today is the first meeting between our Yang Mei and Little Zheng, it's a matter of great significance . Everyone should eat more!’’ Mother Yang said as she looked at me .
’’No need for the polite words aunt . We are soon going to be a family, so you should treat me like your own son!’’ Zheng Shaopeng said sincerely .
’’Oh, as the saying goes: a son-in-law is a half son! I think that's how it went! Little Zheng, you are correct and we are all a family, so there isn't a need to be polite . Pick up your chopsticks and start eating!’’ Mother Yang said with a self-satisfied smile .
’’Little Liu, which University did you graduate from?’’ At this time, Father Yang asked me, making Mother Yang and Zheng Shaopeng feel a little awkward .
’’Uncle, I am a graduate of Huaxia University,’’ I replied according to the agreement I had with Yang Mei . Actually, I wasn't deceiving him as I had indeed graduated from Huaxia University in my past life for a long time!
’’Huaxia? You graduated together with Mei Mei or an alumnus?’’ Father Yang asked .
’’Yeah . We only met as we work in the work in the same company,’’ I said .
’’Oh, so that's how it is . ’’ Father Yang didn't ask anymore .
’’What is your position in the company? How much do you earn per month?’’ Mother Yang was even more unhappy as she listened to me . Listening to my tone, I was obviously a student who just stepped into society . There was certainly no economic foundation behind me . How could she give her daughter to me and let her be happy?
’’I am in the technical department . As for the monthly salary, it isn't too much, just a few thousand!’’ I replied .
’’Oh?’’ Mother Yang stared at me . In her opinion, a new graduate student could only find a job that would pay a bit over a thousand if they were lucky in the current employment system . It was already quite good . Yet I actually said that I made a few thousand every month . This made Mother Yang look at me in a different light . After all, one who already had it was better than one who will have it in future . Though Zheng Shaopeng was rich, it was all his family's money, not his . And his father, Zheng Huawen also had two mistresses outside who also gave birth to two sons . When the time came to divide the family property, who could guarantee who will get what!
Right now, Zheng Shaopeng was a fixed salary employee who earned 2000 Yuan a month . In 1999, it was a good salary for a newly graduated student .
’’Your income is good, but do you have a house, a car? What are your plans for our Yang Mei? You need to be a magnanimous man, so if you really love Yang Mei, you shouldn't delay her from finding her happiness . You should let her be happy!’’ Mother Yang said .