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T/N: Whew, I actually managed to get this one out today. I’m so happy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you’re all having a joyous holiday season. Now it’s time for me to get to work. Haha… (>_<) In celebration of the holidays, I’m hoping to get another update out (for DLYE) when I come home from work, but we’ll see how that goes… In the meanwhile, happy reading!

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Chapter 10 – Breakfast Delivery

Xi Duan did not go with them to the supermarket. He was too busy.

Fortunately, there was another car in the villa’s garage. Xi Duan had the driver, Xiao Liu, drive Duan Shu Tong to the supermarket to go shopping, while he and Cen Ning took another car.

After coming back, it was soon time to eat. Duan Shu Tong invited Xiao Liu to eat, but Xiao Liu was called out again.

Cooking was not easy.

Shopping was a very physical activity, and Duan Shu Tong was a little tired. Plus, he was the only one eating, so he just made a dozen quick-frozen dumplings.

Duan Shu Tong sighed lightly when he thought about how there were no products developed by the Spring and Autumn Hall on the supermarket shelves.

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Calling it a pool of stagnant water was overestimating the Spring and Autumn Hall. It was not even a splash of water.

Let’s not talk about facial skin care products, but couldn’t you even produce a simple hand cream?

After eating, he went out on a walk to help digest his meal. Along the way, he went to the barbershop and shaved an inch off his hair, and then he went to the shopping mall and bought a few casual wear outfits.

When he returned back to the villa, he spent some time bent over the desk drafting up a development plan for the future of the Spring and Autumn Hall. The more he wrote, the more he sighed.

Forget it. You couldn’t get fat from eating one bite. You had to take it step by step.

While Duan Shu Tong was thinking about how to develop things in the future, over at the Spring and Autumn Hall, the grassroots unit’s online forum was already abuzz with chatter.

[Have you heard?! Some big character is coming over from Yan City!]

[What big person? Are they coming for an inspection? Should we clean up tomorrow?]

[What inspection! They’re coming to train at the grassroots level. I heard that they’re going to the R&D Department. Wouldn’t that mean they’re taking over Director He’s position? @R&D Department – Xiao Wang: How is your director feeling today?]

[Doesn’t he always have the same coffin face? Is it possible to tell how he feels? But it seems like there is indeed someone coming. As for which job position, it is unclear.]

[Why are you so informed? I don’t know anything.]

[I have classmates working for the Duan family in Yan City.]

[I have relatives there, and their chat group is crazy, like a big holiday.]

[What do you mean? Is this some unlikeable big character?]

[Oh my god, just who in the world is it? Why do I feel a cold shiver down my back? We are just a small temple here. We can’t fit this big Buddha.]

[I received the exact news. This big man is Young Master Duan. [Lights incense.] [Lights incense.] [Lights incense.]]

[Miss Human Resources Big Sister, is this Young Master Duan that Young Master Duan?]

[Emmmmm. Is he really coming here to work? This time an arrogant idler is coming. I pity everyone in the R&D Department.]


Early the next morning, as the horizon became white, Duan Shu Tong ran a few laps around the villa area.

There were very few people here and there were trees planted on both sides of the road. It was quite suitable for jogging. He also bought some snacks for along the way.

After taking a shower, the congee was already done cooking, and it was only half past six. He thought about it and then sent a message to Cen Ning.

Cen Ning and Xiao Liu lived with Xi Duan. They had heavy work tasks today, and they had to be on site at seven o’ clock, but yesterday they did not come back until the wee hours of night. They barely got a few hours of sleep. They were sleepy as heck when they got up.

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As for breakfast? There was no such thing! No time!

Just as they were about to go out, Cen Ning received a WeChat message from Duan Shu Tong.

Young Master Duan: Are you awake yet? Did you have breakfast? I made extra congee, and also bought extra dim sum.

Cen Ning showed Xi Duan the meassage.

Xi Duan: “Let’s leave.” He didn’t have time for breakfast.

Cen Ning could only reply: Thank you for your kindness, Young Master Duan, but we have to leave now.

Young Master Duan: When you guys go out, pass by my front door. Just stop for a while.

Cen Ning asked Xi Duan again.

Xi Duan nodded. Stopping for a little bit would not hinder them.

When the car drove up to the Duan villa, Cen Ning caught sight of a young man by the door right away. He wore an ordinary white t-shirt and jeans, and he stood at the front of the courtyard, looking towards them.

Was this Young Master Duan?! Where was the bleached hair?! Where were the skulls?!

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Male Lead 2 and Male Lead 3 Happy Ending!

Chapter 15
Chapter 14
Chapter 13
Chapter 12
Chapter 11

This Alpha’s Pheromones Are Exploding

Chapter 13
Chapter 12
Chapter 11
Chapter 10
Chapter 9

FOD: Xue Zi Xuan

Chapter 10.7
Chapter 10.6
Chapter 10.5
Chapter 10.4
Chapter 10.3
Chapter 10.2

The Big Landlord

Chapter 115.2
Chapter 115.1
Chapter 114.3
Chapter 114.2
Chapter 114.1
Chapter 113.3
Chapter 113.2

Let Me Shoulder this Blame!

Chapter 87
Chapter 86
Chapter 85
Chapter 84
Chapter 83
Chapter 82
Chapter 81

Didn’t Love You Enough

Chapter 20
Chapter 19
Chapter 18
Chapter 17
Chapter 16

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Chapter 9 – Verbal Sparring with the Male Lead

Xi Duan was still looking down at the document in his hands, but he has not turned the page since Duan Shu Tong picked up the phone call.

Li Xiao who was on the other end of the line: “…”

Duan Shu Tong felt frustrated when reading the novel. He finally seized this opportunity, so with his face turned towards the window he continued to speak in a low voice: “Pei Ruo Wei was sent to the hospital yesterday, and you still don’t know about that. She worked in the Li family* and kept suffering late nights to produce a design only to have it destroyed by some lowlife. As a result, she got scolded by the person in charge and got her wages deducted. You also don’t know about this.”

[*T/N: 厉氏 li shi – 厉 li is the same Li surname as Li Xiao (the male lead), and 氏 shi means “clan name or maiden name,” so I’m guessing she’s working in the Li family’s company.]

Li Xiao: “…”

“You don’t know anything and you still have the nerve to come ask me why Pei Ruo Wei sent you a weird text on WeChat?”

Li Xiao: “…”

“You’re a real failure.”

There was silence on the other end of the line. Only the sound of someone’s heavy breathing could be heard.

Duan Shu Tong was too lazy to continue talking nonsense with this person and decisively ended the call.

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What deep sadomasochistic feelings? What misunderstanding cycle? Beat it all! If the male lead didn’t want to be human*, then he need not be polite either.

[*T/N: doesn’t want to be human = being immoral and therefore a beast, ergo not human]

Sitting in the front passenger seat, Cen Ning wanted to applaud him.

Unexpected, ah, so unexpected. Young Master Duan looked like a Casanova, but he actually had such a moral outlook on marriage and love. How unusual. How unusual indeed.

But thinking about it carefully, although Young Master Duan changed girlfriends every month, he had never had two girlfriends at the same time, and they always parted without hard feelings.

The car slowly drove into the villa area and stopped in front of a villa.

Duan Shu Tong remembered this place. The original host lived here with his grandpa when he was a kid.

He gave his thanks and then got off the car. Cen Ning also got off to help him carry his suitcase. Duan Shu Tong promptly declined.

Cen Ning smiled and said: “Young Master Duan will be working at the Spring and Autumn Hall. It’s along the way for us, why don’t we travel together in the future?”

Duan Shu Tong was flabbergasted. “How long are you guys staying here?”

“About half a year.”

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The Xi family invested in an important project in the area, and Xi Duan personally came over to supervise. It was estimated that they would be in the area for the first half of the year.

And Duan Shu Tong’s driver’s license was detained for six months. The timing was almost just right.

But he still refused. “From here to the Spring and Autumn Hall it’s not that far. I will buy a bicycle later. This way I can also exercise every day.”

The rear window lowered to expose Xi Duan’s handsome face.

“In a little while Xiao Liu can drive you to go buy the bicycle.”

The driver, Xiao Liu, stuck his head out of the window and smiled broadly. “Young Master Duan, wait for me to send President Xi home, and then I will drive you.”

Duan Shu Tong did not refuse. He smiled, said thanks, and then casually asked, “Where does Uncle Xi live?”

Cen Ning gestured a little ways forward. “Just over there.”

As it turned out they were in the same neighborhood, ah!

He thought about it a bit, and then asked, “Does Uncle Xi have any food at home? If not, we can go to the supermarket later and stock up.”

Cen Ning, who had planned to order food every day, looked at the big boss.

Xi Duan was also a little surprised and could not help asking: “You can cook?”

Duan Shu Tong nodded obediently.

Not only could he cook, but he could also make medicinal cuisine. With a body condition like Xi Duan’s, it was very suitable for nourishing with nutritious foods.

Just take it as repayment for the car ride.

Xi Duan’s face was expressionless: “But I can’t cook.”

Cen Ning: “Neither can I.”

Driver Xiao Liu: “Neither can I.”

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The three of them looked at him with anxiously waiting gazes. Duan Shu Tong could not help laughing. His peach blossom eyes bent into crescent shapes. “If you don’t mind, why don’t you come to my house to eat? It’s boring eating by myself.”

Xi Duan’s expressionless face finally showed a little gentleness. “We’ll be troubling you.”

After agreeing to go to the supermarket in ten minutes, Duan Shu Tong quickly carried his suitcase and opened the door to enter the villa. He could not help sighing in his heart.

Whether it was attractiveness level or capabilities, the third male lead outstripped the male lead by several streets.

So why does the female lead not choose the third male lead, and wants to be with the male lead?


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Chapter 8 – Verbal Sparring with the Male Lead

Yan City was about six hours away from Shan Quan County in Lin Nan Province. At about one o’ clock in the afternoon, the car drove into Shan Quan County territory.

Duan Shu Tong had leaned back in his seat and fell asleep, while Xi Duan had gotten up halfway during the trip to handle some company affairs.

Along the drive, the screen of the phone in Duan Shu Tong’s hand lit up several times, but Xi Duan did not wake him up.

The speed limit within the county was not high and there was quite a bit of traffic. On top of that, the streets were narrow, so it was easy for them to be congested.

The driver slammed on the brakes and jolted Duan Shu Tong awake. The phone slipped from his hand and went under the seat.

He subconsciously rubbed his eyes and bended over to look for the phone.

The phone slid disobediently to Xi Duan’s side. Still bent over, Duan Shu Tong tilted his head up. With his gaze still somewhat clouded by sleepiness, he said, “Uncle Xi, can you move over a bit?”

Xi Duan lifted his eyes from the document in his hands and his gaze met Duan Shu Tong’s directly.

Duan Shu Tong’s heart jumped.

With his eyes opened, Xi Duan’s attractiveness level was at ninety-nine percent! Duan Shu Tong withheld one point to prevent Xi Duan from becoming too conceited.

Everyone loves beauty, and Duan Shu Tong was no exception, not to mention, he was a man who liked men.

It could be said that Xi Duan’s face was completely within his aesthetic.

It was a pity that the heart of the third male lead was reserved for the heroine. He was the second male lead, so he should just focus on his career.

Xi Duan did not move away, but he bent over and rummaged around under his seat for the phone.

With this one bend, the two men became very close and Duan Shu Tong could even see the little mole hidden at the end of Xi Duan’s right eyebrow.

When Xi Duan went pass the safety zone, Duan Shu Tong abruptly leaned back and knocked into the back of the front passenger seat.

Cen Ning turned around with a stupefied expression. He saw his family’s President Xi calmly picking up a cell phone and handing it over to Young Master Duan, who was covering the back of his head with his hand.

Luckily the back of the front passenger seat was soft; otherwise Young Master Duan would have to suffer.

Duan Shu Tong received the cell phone and then sat upright. With his eyes downcast he said, “Thank you.”

Seeing Duan Shu Tong’s gaze fall on the phone again, Xi Duan moved his lips, as if he wanted to say something, but in the end he did not open his mouth.

The screen of the mobile phone just so happened to light up at that moment. Duan Shu Tong stared at the screen. The incoming call was from Li Xiao.

Why was Li Xiao calling him? Did he want to have another go at him?

As soon as Duan Shu Tong pressed the connect call button, he heard Li Xiao’s angry rebuke: “Duan Shu Tong! Why did you not pick up your phone until now?!”

It’s not like I’m your wife, okay?

Dumbfounded, he replied casually: “I was asleep just now and the phone was on mute. What are you calling me about?”

Li Xiao lowered his voice: “Did you say something to Ruo Wei?”

Duan Shu Tong: ???

Did he say something disastrous?

“Exactly what is the matter?”

Li Xiao: “If you didn’t say anything, why would Ruo Wei send me a weird text on WeChat* today?”

[*T/N: 微信 wei xin a.k.a WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging service developed by Tencent, which is a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company founded in 1998]

Due to the traffic, the car started and stopped intermittently, and the riding experience was really bad. Duan Shu Tong felt some nausea in his stomach. He had no patience for Li Xiao and his tone was not good.

“I asked her if she knew that you have a fiancée.”

Li Xiao: “…What in the world are you saying this to her for?!”

Duan Shu Tong’s countenance turned cold. “Why should I not say it? Li Xiao, I cannot control who you want to date, but don’t forget, you have a marriage contract.”

This scumbag!

Li Xiao heard what he meant and was extremely angry: “I didn’t want that marriage contract!”

“You don’t have the power to stop the marriage contract, so you make Pei Ruo Wei the mistress, and you have your fiancée wear a green hat*. Have you ever asked how they feel about this?”

[*T/N: to wear a green hat = to be cheated on, or to be cuckolded. Don’t ask me why the hat has to be green.]

You have the capability to cheat, but you don’t have the capability to first call off the marriage contract?

The driver in the driver’s seat was dumbfounded and did not respond even when the traffic light turned green. Cen Ning had to tap him on the shoulder before he released the brake.

As Cen Ning listened, he shouted 666* in his heart. He never expected that Young Master Duan, who was always fickle with love affairs in the past, would have such a wise opinion!

[*T/N: In Chinese, 666 is “liu liu liu,” which sounds like “slick, slick, slick” as in someone is “awesome or cool.” He is not summoning the devil.]

Without understanding Young Master Duan on a deeper level, he really would have never known this side of him.

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ML 2 and ML 3 Happy Ending! 7

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Chapter 7 – Verbal Sparring with the Male Lead

The Xi family’s chauffeur had perfect mastery over his driving craft, and the ride was very smooth.

Cen Ning sat in the front passenger seat. So as to not disturb Xi Duan’s rest, Duan Shu Tong flashed a friendly smile in his direction but did not speak.

He switched his phone to mute and was just about to put it back in his pocket, when the screen lit up.

It was a WeChat message.

Wei Wei: I heard from the nurse that you helped me pay for the hospital fee yesterday. Thank you. I will transfer the money to you.

Duan Shu Tong arched an eyebrow. The first thing he did was change the name.

Pei Ruo Wei: Transfer 648 yuan.

Duan Shu Tong paused for a few seconds and in the end chose to accept it.

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As soon as he received it, the other side knew that he was online and immediately sent another message: I heard that you are going to Lin Nan Province.

Duan Shu Tong rubbed his mobile phone case. Pei Ruo Wei was very informed.

He did not respond to her right away. Instead he sent a message to Cen Ning in the front seat.

Cen Ning’s mobile phone was also muted, but it did not prevent him from seeing the message in a timely manner. Looking down, he saw that it was actually from Young Master Duan.

Young Master Duan: Did Uncle Xi go to the hospital to visit Miss Pei yesterday?

Cen Ning was surprised. What does this mean? While saying you are going to let go, you still care about the relationship between President Xi and Miss Pei?

He gave it some thought and then typed: President Xi was busy yesterday, so I found time to go take a look.

Young Master Duan: Understood.

Cen Ning’s head was full of question marks. Understood what, ah? Understood.

Duan Shu Tong did not want to have too much involvement with the female lead. He sent a soul-torturing question to Pei Ruo Wei: You like Li Xiao, right?

It took a long while before Pei Ruo Wei replied: Sorry.

She said sorry, because Duan Shu Tong’s drunk driving incident had something to do with her.

Duan Shu Tong confessed to her that day, but was given the ‘nice guy’ card. He understood Pei Ruo Wei’s meaning then.

She liked Li Xiao.

Feeling incompetent and powerless, Duan Shu Tong had gotten pissed drunk.

Maybe Pei Ruo Wei liked him a little, but it was only just a little. This kind of like came from feeling moved due to his actions and was not related to love at all.

Duan Shu Tong decisively typed: Do you know that Li Xiao has a fiancée?

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Time passed by, seconds and then minutes. Finally the screen turned on again. It must be because the female lead just did not know what to say.

Pei Ruo Wei: I didn’t know before, but now I know. Thank you.

Seeing her like this, Duan Shu Tong finally breathed a sigh of relief. According to the female lead’s character, once she knew that Li Xiao has a fiancée, she would not contact him again.

Now that he has also withdrawn from the chase, then didn’t that mean that Xi Duan had a chance?

Such a good third male lead. Not marrying for life was truly too miserable.

The ‘too miserable’ President Xi opened his eyes and silently turned his head over. He looked at the youth by his side who was on his phone from the start of the ride till now. His expression was cold, and if you were to look carefully, you could even detect a faint disapproval from him.

It reminded him of his underage nephew. Most young people nowadays were slaves to their cell phones.

Xi Duan looked at the youth’s bleached yellow hair, the skull printed short-sleeved t-shirt, and the loose pants. He just did not understand these youngsters.

Xi Duan silently expressed incomprehension, but his eyes were involuntarily attracted by the youth’s typing fingers.

They were white, slender, and thin. Even the nails were just right.

Even if Duan Shu Tong were to be super unobservant, which he was not, he would still notice the extremely strong gaze boring into him. He turned his head.

Xi Duan still had his eyes closed, but his head was facing Duan Shu Tong’s direction.

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Xi Duan had sharp eyebrows and long eyelashes. The bridge of his nose was tall and the shape of his lips was beautiful. However, the color of his lips was not too healthy, deducting a few points of beauty.

Tiredness still clung to his person. With his eyes closed, Duan Shu Tong gave him eighty-five points.

Duan Shu Tong withdrew his gaze and looked out the window.

It was probably an illusion just now.

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Chapter 6 – Carpooling with Male Lead 3

“You also know that when I was a child, my grandpa said that I have a talent in learning medicine and in manufacturing medicine. I want to try to go to the R&D Department and see if I can develop a better product. If I really can’t, then I will follow you and learn how to manage the company,” Duan Shu Tong said.

Duan Sheng Ye sighed a long sigh. “If I had known this earlier, I would not have dumped you with your grandpa.”

The grandfather spoiled his grandson, taught him to read medical books, and instilled the idea of studying medicine in him. Now he was not even willing to manage the company.

If it were another family, there would have long been an intense power struggle already. But in their family, this old father still had to beseech his son to strive just a little bit.

Of course, he was not neglecting his daughter.

His eldest daughter was his pride. He wanted to divide his family property into two. The reason why he forced his younger son to learn how to manage the company was so that he could protect his own industry in the future.

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“All right now, our son has his own plans, so stop arguing blindly.” Dong Han Yue pushed him, and got up. “Let’s eat.”

Duan Sheng Ye felt wronged. Was he arguing blindly? This was a father’s love! But thinking about his son’s quiet and sensible look just now, he was very pleased. He felt that his son had lost face after a fervent search, and has finally grew up.

The Duan family’s oldest daughter, Duan Si Fu, was indeed so busy that she could not return home in time for the evening meal.

When Duan Si Fu heard that her dad wanted to drive her little brother to the borderlands, she felt that this was a good opportunity to toughen him up, but when she thought about her stupid little brother’s temperament, she still decided to find time to take a trip home.

It was already ten o’ clock in the evening when she got home.

Duan Shu Tong was about to go to sleep when a knock suddenly sounded on his door.

He opened the door to find a young woman in professional attire standing there. She was beautiful and cool, and she had a formidable aura.

“Sister?” Duan Shu Tong hurriedly stepped aside to let her in.

Duan Si Fu noticed that her brother did not seem the slightest bit angry or unwilling. She was a little surprised, but it did not show on her face. She took a seat on the small sofa in the room.

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“Dad told you to go to Lin Nan Province. You already agreed?”

“En.” Duan Shu Tong said straightforwardly. “Our ancestors left us the Spring and Autumn Hall. I want to see it.”

A pool of standing water could also be stirred into living water.

The former Spring and Autumn Hall was a medicine shop, but now it has become a pharmaceutical company. However, it continued to use the same name.

Duan Si Fu nodded. “If you’ve decided then it’s good.”

Her younger brother was an adult and had his own judgment. He had to forge his own path and walk it. Relatives could only help him when he falls.

She got up and left.

“Sister,” Duan Shu Tong stopped her, “remember to get more rest. You’re only twenty-six, but there are fine lines in the corner of your eyes.”

Duan Si Fu glared at him. This damn brat. He always liked to jab where it hurts!

“I’m worked like a dog everyday, where do I find the time to sleep?”

“Then more maintenance.” Duan Shu Tong sincerely suggested.

Duan Si Fu waved impatiently. “Scram! Scram! Scram! Sleep your sleep! I’m not seeing you off tomorrow morning.”

In any case, the Xi family would be driving him, so she felt very reassured.

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The door closed and Duan Shu Tong could not help smiling. The feeling of having family was really good.

At seven o’ clock the next morning, the Xi family’s car stopped outside in the courtyard right on time.

The father and daughter of the Duan family went to work early, so they were not at home. Dong Han Yue personally saw her son to the car, greeted Xi Duan, and waved goodbye.

The car slowly drove away from the Duan mansion. Duan Shu Tong turned his head to look at Xi Duan, intending to say a few words of thanks.

However, he saw Xi Duan leaning against the seat with his head turned towards the window. His eyes were closed in rest.

Duan Shu Tong was struck by the outstanding profile of his face. In the original host’s memories, Xi Duan was handsome enough, but he was surprised when he saw it with his own eyes.

It was just that his complexion was not very good. He was probably like his sister, lack of sleep.

As a matter of fact, Duan Shu Tong had just got in the car, and this person closed his eyes right away to rest.

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Chapter 5 – Carpooling with Male Lead 3

After reliving past experiences with the original host’s relatives and friends in the dreams, they imprinted upon his soul. Right now, he was precisely Duan Shu Tong. While enjoying the love and protection of his family and friends, he also had the obligation to protect them in turn.

Of course, the line of career was unwavering.

Duan Sheng Ye had returned home from work and was sitting on the sofa reading the economic news. When he saw Duan Shu Tong walking down the stairs, he hummed a sound but said nothing.

Dong Han Yue grabbed Duan Shu Tong’s arm and looked at him with concern, “Tong Tong, this time you were indeed in the wrong for driving under the influence. Your dad reacted in a fit of anger. He didn’t mean it when he said he was sending you to Shan Quan County.”

Chairman Duan was hurt and his expression twisted. He refused to give in. “He must go! And those credits cards must be confiscated to avoid him spending money recklessly everyday!”

Even if his wife demanded that they sleep in separate rooms because of this, he still had to make this stupid son of his suffer a bit. Shan Quan County was not a high consumption area. Just giving him some living expenses would be enough and still have money to spare.

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The drunk driving incident was just a fuse. Duan Sheng Ye had long wanted to temper his son. His Duan family’s foundation was to be handed over to his children in the future. He didn’t want to not be able to die in peace when he got old.

The former Young Master Duan might not understand his old man’s meaning, but the current Duan Shu Tong understood it very well.

Holding a tea cup in his hand, he said seriously, “Dad, Mom, I will go to Shan Quan County.”

Seeing his sincere attitude, Duan Sheng Ye relaxed a little and asked casually, “Which department are you going to?”

According to him the Human Resources Department and the Marketing Department were both not bad.

“Research and Development Department,” Duan Shu Tong said, resolute and decisive.

Duan Sheng Ye was stunned for a moment and then he scowled. “What are you going to the R&D Department for? You are going to manage the company in the future. I’m having you go there to exercise at the grass-roots level, not to let you waste time away in the R&D Department.”

Obviously, in the eyes of Chairman Duan, the R&D Department there was already a pool of stagnant water. The reason why it was still there was because it was the industry left by their ancestors, and it was not good to just cut it off.

It wasn’t that he didn’t try to reform it, but the results yielded were very little.

Nowadays, the Duan family was a giant corporation, and Father Duan no longer took that bit of legacy in Shan Quan County seriously anymore.

Duan Shu Tong’s expression was calm. He countered, “Isn’t Big Sis doing well?”

“What does this have to do with your sister? Don’t change the subject!” Father Duan started to get angry again.

Duan Shu Tong was not afraid at all. “Everyone could see Sister’s achievements after she joined the company. She is very suitable for managing the company. I studied medicine. I don’t know anything about managing. Give the Duan family to her. What are you worried about?”

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“What is this bastard saying?!” Duan Sheng Ye felt like all of his loving intentions were broken into pieces and reduced to dregs. “Your sister is your sister. You are you.”

Right now, this brat could still rely on the family, but after he dies and his daughter gets a family, whom else would Duan Shu Tong be able to lean on?

He believed in his daughter’s character, but after getting married and having her own family, there would always be some things that she could not take care of. Moreover, men needed to be self-reliant. As a father, he did not have the right to make his daughter take care of her little brother.

Duan Shu Tong understood his thoughts and did not plan to persuade him right now, so he took a step back. “Dad, I’m not going to the R&D Department to mess around.”


“What I studied was medicine. The Spring and Autumn Hall in Shan Quan County is the foundation our ancestors left behind. In these years, it has gradually declined. Before, you have also thought of following the trends and setting it on the rails of the skincare industry. But right now, the variety of skincare products has surpassed the number of carps in the river. If the skincare product does not have any special results, consumers won’t close the bill.”

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Duan Sheng Ye nodded. “That’s right.”

Their Duan family ancestors had served as imperial physicians of court, and they knew a little bit about how noble people maintained themselves. At that time, they chose to specialize in this field for this reason.

But there were too many skincare products on the market, and the products developed by the Spring and Autumn Hall were not enough to surpass the advantages of other brands, so they could only gradually decline.

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Chapter 4 – Carpooling with Male Lead 3

After paying the treatment fee, Duan Shu Tong decisively left the hospital.

When he returned to the Duan mansion by taxi, there was no one there other than the servants.

His dad was still working at the company. His mom had her own business. As for his older sister, she was planning an important project and was too busy to return home.

Duan Shu Tong had an older sister who was more outstanding than him. The original host always felt that he was not valued. The more inferior and sensitive he was at heart, the more arrogant and dissolute he was externally.

Therefore, when the female lead looked at him with gratitude from time to time, he gradually fell for her, only then did he find any worth in his existence.

Duan Shu Tong shook his head, shaking off the emotions that belonged to the original host.

Before he crossed over, Duan Shu Tong was extremely envious of the kind of family that the original host had. He was an orphan and never had any family.

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He was not accustomed to living together with the original host’s family. He feared that he would end up exposing himself. This was one of the reasons why he agreed to go to Shan Quan County in Lin Nan Province.

He would be more at ease living far away from the original host’s network of relatives and friends.

Another reason was that the Duan family’s fortune started with medicine. Shan Quan County was the Duan family’s birthplace. So Duan Shu Tong was very willing to go.

The world that he lived in before was roughly similar to the world in this book, but there was one thing that this world could not match—medicine.

In the world that he lived in before transmigrating, the development of medicine was beyond this world’s, and the achievements after the integration of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine were numerous.

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Some of the incurable diseases in this world already had a treatment in his previous world with an extremely high cure rate.

In the big world of medicine, Duan Shu Tong could be regarded as a rare gifted person. His accomplishments in the medical field were very apparent to all.

He didn’t understand management, but he knew how to cure and save people.

After taking over this body, his goal was career development, and Shan Quan County in Lin Nan Province was his starting point.

After packing his luggage, he went to sleep. In his dreams, the memories of the original host were more specific and clear. It was as if he had already become the original host, as if he was the original host all along.

Dong Han Yue hurried home. Without stopping for a drink of water, she asked Nanny Zhang: “Is Tong Tong back?”

Tong Tong was Duan Shu Tong’s nickname. He has been called that from childhood until adulthood.

Nanny Zhang nodded, pointed upstairs, and showed a worried face. “Young Master seems to be in a bad mood. He went upstairs and there’s been no movements for several hours now.”

When Dong Han Yue heard this she thought, how dare he?!* Her son had never been this quiet before.

[*T/N: She is referring to the father, not DST. I originally wanted to translate it as “this is an outrage,” but that wouldn’t fit with the question mark in the original text.]

That Duan Sheng Ye should suffer a thousand knives. How could he be so cruel as to make his son go to Shan Quan County? Her son must be so heartbroken!

Dong Han Yue no longer hesitated and immediately went upstairs to see her son.

The door of the room was unlocked, and Dong Han Yue twisted the knob gently to open it. There was no noise in the room. The curtains were shut tight and no light could penetrate through into the room.

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Borrowing the light that seeped into the room from the doorway, she could see the human figure bulging on the bed.

She approached quietly and could hear light breathing from the bed. The young and handsome fair face was exposed outside of the quilt. His long bleached blonde hair was spread out on the pillow. The entire person appeared peaceful and delicately pretty.

Dong Han Yue covered her chest. How could her son be so well behaved and cute!

As for sleeping in broad daylight – this unjustifiable matter – she whipped it away with her strong maternal love.

In order to not disturb her son’s sleep, she tiptoed out on light feet and closed the door.

Dong Han Yue went downstairs and told Nanny Zhang: “Make some of Tong Tong’s favorite dishes for dinner tonight.”

Nanny Zhang treated Duan Shu Tong like a son. She smiled and agreed.

In dreams, Duan Shu Tong once again lived through over twenty years of experiences, and he finally woke up just before dinner. Things felt more realistic now.

Whether it was the person who lived in the previous world, or the original host born within the world of the book, they were both called Duan Shu Tong.

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This is a ko-fi bonus chapter. Thank you to Lauren for topping up the coffee counter! Happy Reading~!

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Chapter 3 – Male Lead 3, Giving You an Opportunity

The call was from Cen Ning, the assistant at the third male lead’s side.

“Assistant Cen.” Duan Shu Tong responded politely.

Cen Ning, who thought that he would hear Duan Shu Tong’s dissatisfied rant, was confused.

Duan Shu Tong was about to be sent away to the borderlands. Wasn’t he angry?

Cen Ning was after all a person who has weathered many storms, so with a smile, he said, “Just now President Xi received a call from Chairman Duan. He said that tomorrow Young Master Duan would be riding with us. Right now, President Xi is in a meeting and can’t personally give you a call, so he wanted me to ask you, when are we leaving tomorrow? Where should we go to pick you up?”

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When he turned eighteen, Duan Shu Tong moved out of the Duan family mansion to live in his own house*, but he had a lot of houses under his name. Today he’ll live here; tomorrow he’ll live there. Really don’t know which house he was going to live in tonight.

[*T/N: The Chinese word is a bit ambiguous. It could also mean an apartment or a condo. Or even a single room, although that’s doubtful for the original DST.]

Cen Ning spoke pleasant words, but Duan Shu Tong knew the truth. Xi Duan* simply would not bother to communicate with Duan Shu Tong personally. As for inquiring about these details, there was a ninety percent chance that it was Cen Ning who came up with the idea. How could Xi Duan care about such trivial matters?”

[*T/N: His name might be the same pinyin as DST’s surname, but the character, tone, and meaning are different.]

Said it was a family friend, but in fact, Duan Shu Tong had never spoken to this legendary deity.

“We’ll leave according to your schedule. Just pick me up at the Duan family house.” He was an idler, so there was no need to waste other people’s time.

Cen Ning’s smiling expression became even more concentrated. “Seven o’ clock in the morning, is that okay?” Duan Shu Tong wasn’t such an insensible person after all.

“Okay.” Duan Shu Tong paused. “I want to trouble you with something.”

“Say it.”

With a heart full of good intention, Duan Shu Tong asked, “Does Uncle Xi like Miss Pei?”

Cen Ning: ???

Young Master Duan had a tussle with Young Master Li, and now he wants to do battle with President Xi?

[T/N: The word battle was in English in the raws. XD]

No matter how shocked he was on the inside, he had to remain tranquil and calm as a spring breeze on the outside. “Why does Young Master Duan ask this?”

Duan Shu Tong wanted to withdraw from this love chasing game, so he took the opening that Cen Ning gave him and said, “Aren’t I going to be stationed in the borderlands now? Miss Pei won’t have a good life following me. I can’t bear for her to suffer, and today my dad admonished me, so I’ve thought it through, I want to let go of her and pursue a career.”

Cen Ning: …

He held the cell phone and looked at his boss with a raised eyebrow. The phone was on speaker, and Xi Duan heard everything clearly.

The President Xi who was said to be in a meeting was actually just reading documents.

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Actually, he was not very willing to travel together with strangers, but the Duan family and Xi family went way back, plus they cooperated together in business, so their relationship was pretty good.

Since Duan Sheng Ye was the one to ask, he could not ignore the request. Besides, it was a small matter to help out with.

Seeing Cen Ning’s awkward expression, Xi Duan wrote a few words on a blank sheet of paper to signal to him.

Cen Ning immediately regained his senses: “Young Master Duan, you just said you wanted to trouble me with something. What is it?”

The youth’s clear voice came through the speaker phone, somewhat distorted: “Miss Pei fainted. She is in the hospital now. If Uncle Xi has time, how about going to see her at the hospital?”

He presented the opportunity. Now it depended on whether the third male lead took it or not.

Xi Duan: …

Cen Ning’s heart thumped. “Why didn’t Young Master Duan go look for Young Master Li?” As soon as he finished asking, he couldn’t help but want ot punch himself in the mouth. Young Master Duan and Young Master Li were not in a good relationship.

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But who knew that Duan Shu Tong would reply seriously: “Why should I look for him? He has a fiancée. Look for him so he can cheat?”

Cen Ning: Young Master Duan, when did you have such a sense of morals?

“Okay, I will tell President Xi about this.” He couldn’t even laugh. “Young Master Duan, see you tomorrow morning.”

After hanging up the phone, Cen Ning looked at his boss, waiting for his instructions.

Xi Duan tapped his pen against his forehead and thought for a while. “You go find time to take a look at the hospital. I’m not going.”

Cen Ning: …

He knew it! This project has fallen to him. He didn’t even have a girlfriend yet, but he still had to help his boss chase the girl.

He didn’t know what his boss was planning either. Could it be for the sake of getting rid of this honorary title of “emotionless robot?!”

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Chapter 2 – Male Lead 3, Giving You an Opportunity

“The company has no idlers!” Duan Father disapproved of his arrogant extravagance, but also did not have the heart to tell him to take the train there. He could only wave his hand, and said, “It just so happens that the Xi family’s xiao shu* is also going over there for an inspection. I will give him a heads up. You can ride along with him, and also learn well from him!”

[*T/N: 小叔 xiao shu – husband’s younger brother / brother-in-law]

The Xi family and Duan family could be considered long time family friends. The current head of the Xi family was of the same generation as Duan Father. Duan Shu Tong naturally had to call him uncle.
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Duan Shu Tong thought for a moment. He remembered that the third male lead, the one that never got married for life, was precisely surnamed Xi. Furthermore, for someone to make Duan Father express his admiration for, except for the third male lead, there could be no one else.

Duan Shu Tong said that he did not mind. As long as he got a car ride there, then it was fine.

“Scram, rascal.” Duan Father couldn’t bear to look at his stupid son again.

Duan Shu Tong left the office building. In June, the hot wind made one dizzy. He stood outside the office building for a minute. After he more or less digested the original host’s memories he got ready to leave.

The young security guard at the security kiosk watched him get in a taxi, and then immediately pulled out his cell phone. He happily typed in the chat group.

Security – Xiao Zheng: First-hand news! The second prince is gone!

Leaving the office building during work hours. If this wasn’t being dismiss, then what else could it be? After all, the marketing department did not have any outside assignments at the moment.

In the chat group, there were fireworks (of celebration), and there were also some who remained mum.

But in general, Duan Shu Tong’s dismissal was undoubtedly a cardiac stimulant for the company employees. Every one of them was a hardworking social animal. It was fine for them to charge and break through enemy lines for a capable boss, but for them to work for an incapable person like Duan Shu Tong, that really did not feel good.

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It was said that Duan Shu Tong had nothing to do in the marketing department every day, and he liked to flirt with girls on his phone.

In the last six months, apparently the prodigal son returned and took a fancy to a young woman, chasing after her every day, as if he had met his true love, and he even got into a fight with the young woman’s other pursuer.

Of course, rumors were only rumors, and the specifics of the matter had yet to be verified.

There was a wave in the chat group, and Duan Shu Tong’s mind was in chaotic confusion.

He thought that he would be reduced to ash at this point, but he didn’t expect that the heavens would give him preferential treatment and allow him to be reborn anew.

Was this a reward for the people he had saved in his previous life?

“Youngster, where are you going?” The taxi driver asked him. He had a bit of an accent.

Duan Shu Tong drew out from his memories and was about to report his original address, when his cell phone rang all of a sudden. He picked up the call.

A few seconds later, he frowned slightly and said to the taxi driver: “Go to the second hospital.”

It was currently work hours and there were no cars on the road. The taxi driver took shortcuts and rapidly drove Duan Shu Tong to the hospital.

He found the hospital ward that the nurse on the phone told him about. He pushed open the door and entered. Just then, the nurse was adjusting the intravenous infusion speed for the patient.

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Hearing him come in, the nurse looked up and her eyes instantly lit up. Such a highly attractive handsome guy was really rare!

“Are you perhaps Mr. Duan?” The nurse politely said, “This lady suddenly fainted on the road and was taken to the hospital. The recent contact on her phone was you, so…”

It wasn’t that she didn’t try to look for contact information for the patient’s relatives on her phone, but regretfully, she couldn’t find any.

Duan Shu Tong bowed his head, “Thank you. Is there a fee to pay?”

Under the nurse’s instructions, he turned and left the ward. He couldn’t help but think that he really was the second male lead. The female lead had an accident, and he was somehow immediately notified, so that he could rush over to guard her.

If the original host of the body were still present, then he would definitely stay by her side with a distressed heart.

Duan Shu Tong did not intend to do this. Helping the female lead, Pei Ruo Wei, pay for the hospital fee was already done. As for accompanying the female lead, let the male lead do it… No, no, no. That’s no good right now.

The male lead had a fiancée. He did not want to be the one that broke up other people’s relationships.

Then that left only the third male lead.

In the original story, after the male lead and female lead got married, the third male lead made it clear that he would never marry for life. This kind of deep love made Duan Shu Tong could not help but be biased towards him.

Just as he was about to give the third male lead a call, he received an incoming call.

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