Chapter 52: Choice
“Will you still adopt me?” Lin Xin asked softly. “Even if I’m like this?”
Her humble, imploring eyes delighted Xiao Tian. He immediately replied, “Yes, I will adopt you.”
Lin Xin then asked, “Can you adopt him together with me?”
Xiao Tian disagreed, “No.” He didn’t mind raising a person, but it can’t be Lin Xinyu.
Lin Xin had long guessed that he would disagree. She went on to say, “Although I’m young and unqualified to make money, I believe that in the near future, I can help you win a sizeable profit. The rate of return is 100% or even more.”
She spoke to him regarding the conditions of her adoption as if it were a business negotiation. With her abilities and psychological qualities, she can certainly make a business with steady profits. The young master admitted that he first had this intention for adopting her, but now his reason has changed.
He was now more interested in her as a person rather than in her ability to make money. He had never met another person with the same level of intelligence since he was born.
It’s interesting that she was only a little girl who was a few years younger than him.
It’s just that cowardly little boy. Hmm~ Xiao Tian certainly didn’t like him. No he loathed him very much.
“I don’t mind taking one more person with me. I also believe that you have the ability to stand by us, but he can’t. If you still insist on taking him with you, I’m sorry, but I won’t adopt you.”
Lin Xinyu didn’t dare to interrupt their conversation. He didn’t dare to look at Lin Xin either. Just earlier, he had seen how power could determine a person’s fate in one sentence. What Xiao Tian promised her was the key to great wealth and changing her destiny. This is a concept that he never imagined before until this moment. Now he longed for it, desired it, and was afraid that Lin Xin will leave him for this same reason.
Lin Xin didn’t expect Xiao Tian to reject her proposal. He was obviously a businessman, so why did he choose this? Seeing the young master’s excessive self confidence, as if he could control everyone’s will by his own thoughts, she began to feel angry. When she heard the conversation between Xiao Tian and Lin Xinyu just earlier, it sounded to her like an adult with strong limbs trying to bully an innocent child. ‘What is wrong with him! Uuuughh!’
If he doesn’t plan on adopting the boy, then don’t. Why does he have to say it right in front of Lin Xinyu? If she decides to leave the boy behind, the pain would be equal to being abandoned by his parents once again.
For the recent event with the Dean, Lin Xin had to play a loss in front of the visitors. She had to gamble her safety and reputation to a certain extent so that the Dean’s downfall will be deep enough to no longer cause them any future threats. If she hadn’t lowered herself, the matter would have spiraled even more out of hand.
In order for Lin Xin to achieve her goal, there were some things she had to endure. It was true that Xiao Tian had helped her to reach her plans for the Dean very quickly, since without him, she never would have achieved what she wanted. However, there are also certain things which can’t be tolerated.
Lin Xin replied, “Then I can’t be adopted by you.”
Xiao Tian looked at the girl before him in disbelief. No one had ever refused the olive branch that he offer. This girl had no idea that no matter how hard she tried, she would not reach the height he could give to her. Between him and Lin Xinyu, she actually chose the latter. That unbearable coward, Lin Xinyu. With his arrogance and pride, the young master couldn’t stand staying here any longer.
He stood up and said, “Good luck. I hope you won’t regret it.”
After that, he left the room without any lingering attachment. On his way out, he happened to pass by his Mother Xiao, who came to visit Lin Xin.
“Mom, I won’t adopt her. Let’s choose a different child.” He wanted to prove by action that the girl’s choice was a complete mistake.”