Chapter 153: Junior Brother… (Part one)
Seeing Xu Cheng not giving him any face and just leaving, Zuozhi was immediately angered. He furiously slammed the table and said, “He really thinks he is something? 20 million was my highest evaluation of you. In my eyes, 20 million is what I use to send off beggars.”
A bodyguard by his side got closer and asked, “Sir, should I teach him a lesson?”
“We will talk about it later. If he really dares to investigate further, the underground money house will pay us and we will just get this job done.” In Zuozhi’s eyes, it was better for Xu Cheng to refuse their offer. From what Hetian said, if Xu Cheng dies, the huge sum of money he has with the underground money house would belong to Zuozhi. Xu Cheng might not care too much about this money, but Zuozhi didn’t tell him that there were so many people in this world that would kill him for this money!
In the car, Lin Lei asked Xu Cheng curiously, “Brother-in-Law, who is that guy? He seems to have a pretty big background, he even acts more arrogantly than my dad.”
Xu Cheng laughed. “Wei Nation has always been arrogant in front of the people of Huaxia. Oh right, why did you choose to stay all of a sudden? Why aren’t you going back to Britain for your playboy lifestyle?”
Lin Lei pouted. “If I keep on playing then my dad will kill me. He said that if I don’t come to Huaxia this year to fix up my temper, then I’m not allowed to go back to inherit his business.”
Xu Cheng nodded. “That’s true.”
Lin Lei immediately stared at Xu Cheng. “Holy crap, Brother-in-Law, even you don’t support my lifestyle?”
“Of course I know what your temper’s like. If you keep on playing like that, you will become a waste man. I also know you are a clever brat, and you just don’t like to study,” Xu Cheng lightly scolded him.
“Oh right, don’t call me brother-in-law in front of others. I don’t want others to find out about my relationship with your sister. Did she not remind you?” Xu Cheng asked curiously.
“She did. She told me not to call you that in front of other people.”
Xu Cheng bitterly smiled. He looked out the window and said, “Sometimes I don’t even know what’s the point of this marriage. But I will just let her do what she wants for the sake of her career.”
Lin Lei looked at Xu Cheng and said, “Brother-in-Law, do you honestly think that she doesn’t want to publicize her marriage with you because she’s scared of it affecting her career?”
“Why else?” Xu Cheng turned around and bitterly smiled as he turned back. Faintly, he said, “All these years, to make sure I didn’t bother her in the slightest, I went to the army.”
Lin Lei didn’t say anything as he thought of something in his head. In fact, he knew Lin Chuxue was doing this to protect Xu Cheng. In the past, Xu Cheng always had an inferiority complex. If someone courted by countless suitors was married to a nobody that was adopted by her parents, there would be so much public pressure. In Britain, Lin Chuxue had the title of “most ideal dream lover” in the upper class. She had always attracted tons of attention, and even some royal family members were her pursuers. Naturally, if she were to declare the news that she married Xu Cheng, the kind of ridicule and mockery from the aristocrats and royalty may push Xu Cheng more and more towards the edge of a cliff.
That was why Lin Chuxue had been waiting for Xu Cheng, waiting for him to become stronger and then for him to confidently tell her that he loved her!
By then, Lin Chuxue could be assured that Xu Cheng could handle all of those public opinions, or it would only ruin him! Of course, it wasn’t like Lin Chuxue had no feelings towards Xu Cheng. After all, with their childhood sweetheart memories and ties, maybe there was faint love, or maybe even deep affection. All in all, without any emotional foundation, how would Lin Chuxue agree to marry him?
Both of them had their own difficulties, and both of them had their own plans. Without communication, the misunderstanding caused them to miss all these years that they could’ve spent together.
So, Lin Lei got tired by just looking at those two. Hearing what Xu Cheng just said made him even more sure that the two still liked each other, yet they both chose to be silent. What a troublesome couple.