Chapter 5.1: Soft Rice Giant
Shen Lang could hear Zhang Jin’s voice from afar.
“We must hurry and fasten our marriage date. Once Zhu Hongxue and Jin Mulan set their date of marriage, our wedding won’t hold much value when compared to those two.”
“Is it the Earl of Xuanwu’s daughter?” Xu Qianqian asked, rather confused regarding the affairs between Zhu Hongxue and Jin Mulan.
“Correct.” Zhang Jin nodded, tone somewhat complicated. “In a way, she’s the princess of Xuanwu City.”
Then, he turned to look at his soon-to-be wife’s beautiful eyes. “Are you able to see her often? She is as beautiful as the legends speak, a strong, fierce, peerless beauty. Not only so, her martial arts skill is said to be unparalleled.”
“The princess of Xuanwu is a proud woman. Surely she’d not attend our ceremonial party, only ignoring our invitation much less take the time to decline.”
“Of course that is only so.” Zhang Jin agreed. “Nobles with deep roots and foundations have the right to be proud. They have hundreds of years of history behind them and who knows what hidden tigers are backing them. Ah… right… this is a confidential matter. You should not speak of this to anyone.”
“You need not worry.” Xu Qianqian’s lips curved. “I know when to kiss and tell.”
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Once sure Zhang Jin and Xu Qianqian’s presence could no longer be felt, Shen Lang returned to the mirror and looked at his pleasing appearance. A smile formed on his lips.
My god who is this beautiful man?!
In the face of a discouraging situation that’d cause one’s spirit to dampen, he’s not too upset nor surprised by the current revelation. Besides, he’s too handsome to worry over such trivial matters. It’d only cause wrinkles to form. He’d not want to see such sights.
Reading the memories of the past, he recalled Xu Qianqian giving him various hints here and there since a month or two ago. She’d speak of him going out to leave or to visit his parents, said they’re concerned for his well-being.
But as he was dumb, he failed to pick up such hints, only smiling gleefully from her mere presence alone.
Her suggestions only further validated his guess.
When Shen Lang had fallen ill from a detrimental illness about a month ago, the reason became painfully obvious. Xu Qianqian successfully transferred the source of her evil spirits onto him.
He should have died back then, but his ex-wife did not allow him to die so easily. She found him many influential and prominent physicians from all around Xuanwu City one after another. The physicians who came—all bewildered and unable to find the cause or cure of his illness.
Not long after, he’d fall to his death, but who’d have thought the Shen Lang from the modern world died the same time passed through and now possessing the body of Shen Lang from this world.
At this moment, Shen Lang’s unsure the Xu Family did not kill him directly? It’d only bring them great benefits, but they did not.
Was it the possibility of fearing the evil source returning itself back to her that she did not allow him to die?
Whatever it may be, they had plans to let him suffer.
Zhang Jin, the son of a noble family, took advantage of the current situation, appearing in the front door of the Xu Family House with intent to marry their young lady.
This led to the Xu Family instantly severing the relationship between Shen Lang and Xu Qianqian as husband and wife so they could send off their daughter to a family of higher status. It’d further secure their backing and protection no doubt.
Shen Lang’s past was a beautiful, tragic life.
He only passed through this world mere moments ago and seems like his career as the rich family’s son-in-law lasted no less than an hour. He can no longer hug Xu Qianqian’s thighs nor eat soft rice [I] from her.
Shen Lang sighed.
He’d now have to find another bowl of soft rice to eat from.
Of course, being a medical doctor from his previous life combined with his newly acquired powers, it’d be easy to support him and his family alone financially. He’d only need to open a medical center, but he did not want to.
He worked himself tirelessly to death each and every passing day treating the sick. It was both a stress to his mind and body. In this life, he only wished to live a leisure life.
It must be said that a second chance at life was too hard to pass by. He’d only work himself to death again. Such thing would be pointless and a life lived not well.
Moreover, he’s got a beautiful face. It’s too good to let go to waste. He better use his white lotus self properly and find a bowl of soft rice to go to. He’ll surely serve that soft rice well.
It’s hard to find a handsome face… I can’t let it go to waste this like this! No, I must use it well to go to better places. Hmpph! You, Xu Qianqian dare to abandon me like this for some… some fool?! Well, you just left this good package go to waste!
The previous him might have been a fool but this was no longer the case. He’s a changed man. If he ever wished so, he could easily find a powerful backing better than the Xu Family.
But before that, Shen Lang needed to manage his reputation well. Though he’s got a lotus face… oh yes indeed… and one too beautiful women would grow hearts in their eyes, he’s still nonetheless labeled a brain dead fool. He has quite the reputation for being dumb.
How can he ever hope to catch the hearts of those beautiful noblewomen carrying such reputation in his back?
Ah… that’s right. Who was the most powerful and richest woman within a hundred miles who’d yet to marry? Jin Mulan, the daughter of the Earl of Xuanwu. Did not Xu Qianqian and Zhang Jin say Jin Mulan’s family is a century old giant and she the princess of Xuanwu City?
[I] To eat soft rice denotes a man who stays home living high off his sugar mama or a man who is supported financially by a woman other than his own mother.