Chapter 51: Two-Faced, Converting Ghost Money into Yuan
Li Xiaoman raised her eyebrows and noticed that the nearby people had turned to look at them.
She hesitated for a moment before finally getting into the car.
After Lorry saw her get in, he breathed a sigh of relief. This was not an easy task.
He closed the door for her, then headed over to the driver’s seat. He smiled at Li Xiaoman before starting the car.
When they arrived at Jade Garden, Li Xiaoman said a quick ‘thank you’ to Lorry and got out of the car.
Lorry watched her walk away before taking out his cell phone and calling Long Sihao.
“Boss, I have taken Ms. Li safely back to Jade Garden as per your instructions. Err… it took a lot of coaxing on my part to get her in the car, so I trust you’ll pay me handsomely. I put on quite a performance, so I think you’ll want to give me full compensation. I also drove the car and figured out a way to convince her to come along. I’ll let you decide on whatever amount you think is suitable. What’s more, in order to make Miss Li believe that I was dropping her off on my way home, I said I live in Jade Garden. I am going to pick out a villa. Please remember to transfer the money into my account.”
Lorry said everything in one long breath. He smiled with anticipation, waiting quietly for Long Sihao’s reply.
One second passed, then two, then three…
Just when Lorry thought that he had hung up, Long Sihao’s clear, deep voice came through the phone. “Okay, I’ll give you one billion…”
“One billion?” Lorry’s eyes opened wide, then he squinted with delight. He pouted his lips and made kissing noises toward the screen of his cell phone. “Muah! Muah! Boss, you are so generous. I-heart-you!”
While he was celebrating, a cold voice came through the phone, saying only three words: “In ghost money…”
The boss said he was going to give him one billion dollars in ghost money.
“What? Ghost… ghost money?” The smile on Lorry’s face disappeared as he tightened his lips, and a sullen expression crossed his face. “Boss, don’t be so cruel. I bought a new car especially so that I could drive your precious Xiao back home, and I haven’t even paid for it yet!”
“I don’t mind if you convert the ghost money into yuan.” Long Sihao’s low voice was indifferent and unwavering.
“What? Convert ghost money into yuan? Boss, I… beep.” Lorry hadn’t finished his sentence when Long Sihao hung up the phone.
He glared at his cell phone furiously and muttered that the more money people had, the stingier they were. This was the truth. The boss was worth trillions yet he was still so cheap.
He put his glasses back on, tossed his cell phone into the back seat, and hummed a little song as he drove away from Jade Garden.
Li Xiaoman had just entered the the housel when Ms. Lin came to welcome her, saying, “Mistress, you’re uncle is here. He has been waiting for a little while.”
When she heard this, Li Xiaoman was a little surprised, but she was very happy. She immediately entered the hall and saw a stout middle-aged man in his forties sitting on the sofa.
“Uncle…” A smile appeared on Li Xiaoman’s pretty face and she walked over to her uncle, Li Zhenhua.
Li Zhenhua stood up and looked at Li Xiaoman. He smiled and said, “It’s been awhile since we saw each other last time. Our little Manman is getting more and more beautiful.”
Li Xiaoman was embarrassed by her uncle’s praise and said with a red face, “Uncle, you’re embarrassing me. I haven’t changed at all! Why didn’t you call me first?”
“Ha ha…” Li Zhenhua chuckled and then looked at Li Xiaoman. “Manman, is Yunxi being good to you? He’s not mistreating you, is he?”
When she heard this, Li Xiaoman looked down slightly and felt a faint pang in her heart. She was grateful for her uncle’s concern. She never burdened him with her troubles and said with a smile, “Don’t worry, Uncle. I have been doing just fine.”
“That’s good…that’s good…” Li Zhenhua said while he nodded. The smile on his face faded. He furrowed his eyebrows and lowered his head thoughtfully.
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