Chapter 8: What Did You Just Called Me? (3)
Then, in a blink of an eye, she was reborn again and came back. Back to the time when it all started.
She wanted to change the future. So the first step she must do now was to find Gu Yuanyuan, who ran away from their home. And that beast, Cheng Zhenhua, who’s always showing that he loved Cheng Man’an like his real daughter, was in fact, only a pretention. In actuality, he loved his biological daughter more.
After Gu Yuanyuan left their home and disappeared without a single trace, that beast, Chen Zhenhua, was like a vicious dog without a chain. He was so evil to the point that he could do anything even if it’s disgusting.
That’s why, right now, she needed Gu Yuanyuan. She wanted her to restrain Cheng Zhenhua, and then, she would surely take her time to slowly deal with the Cheng Family, bit by bit.
Now that she was reborn again, she will make sure that she would not let anyone trample her, and she would be above all else, unlike what happened to her previous life.
However, it’s just that the world is so vast and big that she didn’t know where to find Gu Yuanyuan after she left their home. And yet, she didn’t expect that she would easily find her here, at this restaurant, by such a coincidence.
Over the years when Gu Yuanyuan disappeared, Cheng Man’an almost forgot what she looked like anymore.
Cheng Man’an didn’t take Gu Yuanyuan seriously in her heart as she was only just a little girl. If in her last life, she could easily threaten and control her as she pleases. Then in this life too, nothing would change. She would still control her and make a good use of her until she succeeded in obtaining what she desired.
“Xiao Jiu…” Cheng Man’an uttered as she earnestly looked at Gu Yuanyuan. Since she had lived through two lives now, her tragic ending from her past life shaped her into a more sophisticated person now. One couldn’t even tell whether the affection in her eyes was real or not. “Even if you don’t like me and mom, you should think about your dad too.”
Gu Yuanyuan looked back at her, and unexpectedly said something that made everyone present in this room surprised from her words. “Did you bring some money?”
Cheng Man’an immediately nodded.
Gu Yuanyuan reached out her hand. The meaning was obvious.
Cheng Man’an and Cheng Yun swiftly glance at each other, then the corners of their mouth both raised up. Cheng Man’an couldn’t figure out why she’s asking for it, but she didn’t have a bag on her body. However, on the other hand, Chen Yun was carrying a bag on her and quietly handed her purse to Gu Yuanyuan.
Gu Yuanyuan unhesitatingly opened the purse, and there she saw a thick pile of cash inside. She politely took it all without any reservation and roughly estimated it. After estimating that it was more than ten thousand yuan, she suddenly felt a great sense of wealth surged inside her.
“You should ahead first, I will come back later.” Her dark eyes flickered as she shifted her gaze away. “Was it still the same address as from before? It’s been a long time ago since I left that place. And also, I’ve already moved-in to a different one now.”
Chen Yun hurriedly said, “No, no, how come? It’s No. 31 Puluo Bay, Tianchi Street.” She intentionally said that on purpose, of course, not for Gu Yuanyuan, but for the other two people to hear.
(e/n: The word 普罗 that translates as ‘Puluo’ is the shorten term of the loanword 普罗列塔利亚 that literally read as ‘proletariat’ )
The Puluo Bay on Tianchi Street was a well-known wealthy area exclusively for rich people, and for some people with certain family backgrounds. When Chen Yuan married Cheng Zhenghua and now acquired the status of a rich wife, she liked to flaunt off smartly to other people about her wealth. Moreover, she’s always thinking that she’s higher than others while enjoying the envious eyes from them.
There are differences between ‘Just rich’ and ‘The real rich’. Some people may have lots of money in their pockets, but they don’t really live in places where only rich people could exclusively reside in.
Cheng Man’an slightly frowned, but she didn’t say much. At the same time, she also silently observed the reactions of Gu Yizhou and Lin Shaosi. Seeing that they’re not showing any kind of reactions at her mother’s words, she was even more certain that these two men in front of her were wealthy people.
Before, in her previous miserable life, she had dealt with and contacted with rich businessmen. But, unlike these two, those men from her previous life were all big-headed, big-bellied, and utterly disgusting… However, these two men in front of her were handsome, and even if one of them was covering his face, it was very obvious that he’s also didn’t look bad.
Cheng Man’an gently inhaled a breath, as she tried to squeeze back the jealousy sprouting in her heart.
So what, if Gu Yuanyuan knew these handsome and wealthy men? It wouldn’t last long either. After all, she was just a short-lived person with limited brains, so how could she keep up with them for long?
Cheng Man’an creased her brows and made a worried expression, “Xiao Jiu, we’ve finally found you after we searched for you everywhere. If you don’t come home with us, what if…”
Chen Yun immediately reacted. ‘What if Gu Yuanyuan took the money and disappeared later? What are they going to do?’
Echoing Cheng Man’an’s words, Chen Yun hurriedly said, “Xiao Jiu, I have already notified your father earlier, he…”
Gu Yuanyuan was so hungry that she didn’t want to tangle with them anymore, so she directly interrupted Chen Yun, “I’m very hungry right now, and I want to eat with my friends. You can go outside and wait there. I will go back with you after I’m done eating.”
As Gu Yuanyuan waved her hand to them, Chen Yun still wanted to say something, but she was held back by her daughter. Cheng Man’an, then, warmly smiled at Gu Yuanyuan, seemingly appearing to be a gentle loving sister to her. “Then, my mother and I will be waiting for you outside.”
“I’m so sorry to trouble you two. I was in a hurry just now, so I broke in without your permission. I’m really sorry.” She said politely and apologetically. She was very impeccable in her choice of words and manners. Then, she quietly left their private box with Chen Yun afterward.
Gu Yuanyuan put the cash at the table while giving an ‘I-am-rich’ looked at them. With her sparkling eyes, she said, “Doctor Gu, Xiao Si, I will treat you the two of you tonight.”
It’s more than ten thousand yuan, so this should be enough.
Lin Shaosi: “…”
What did she just called me?