Chapter 8.7 – Can’t Expend You to Death
Xue Zi Xuan did not decline compliments about his abilities. He knew where his limits were. He would not lose to anybody, unless it was an opponent like Xue Yan. In just one month, he has already contributed to two very important collaborated projects, and he has firmly established himself in the company.
The news of his retirement from the music world was also posted on the Internet, which caused an uproar. Everyone was paying attention to his transformation. The vast majority of fans hoped that he would come to realize his true self and return to music, but they were destined to be disappointed.
There was a good saying—your enemies determine your height*. He had once fought against a giant like Xue Yan in the business world and did not fall behind. The present day Xue Zi Xuan was strong enough to respond to every challenge.
[*T/N: “your enemies determine your height” – overcoming adversity makes a person stronger. So the stronger your enemies, the higher you will climb in life.]
It stood to reason that the successor who has just taken over the company should be busy, with endless work shifts, endless meetings, and endless social activities, but Young Master Xue was an exception. Once it was time to clock out, he would get up and leave. He would just directly take home any unfinished documents to deal with.
“What did Xiao Yi do today?” After getting in the car, he asked the driver this while loosening his tie.
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Xiao Wang was only responsible for picking up the young master every day after work. Any other necessary travels were naturally taken care of by the company. His main task now was to look after Huang Yi and satisfy all of the teenager’s requests. And also, not to let him get in touch with the young miss.
These were the young master’s orders. Xiao Wang initially thought that it was for the sake of the young miss, to avoid having her become too sad due to Huang Yi’s disappearance after the operation. But looking at it now, that did not seem to be the case.
Not only did the young master not let Huang Yi and the young miss get in contact with each other, but he also would not speak a single word more than necessary to her, and treated her as if she were completely transparent. This was not a sign of love.
Xiao Wang secretly felt apprehensive in his heart, but he still replied sullenly, “Today Xiao Yi removed the chassis of the sports car. He said it was to change the micro-motion system. Why don’t you have a look when you get back? He has completely taken that car apart into a pile of scattered parts. And he was still boasting about how awesome it would be after he modifies it. I don’t think so. From the start, that car is not something that is already in production. Even if you bring it to the 4S store, no one would be able to fix it, unless you contact the manufacturer and look for their specialists. It would cost a lot to get specialists to re-construct the car, right?”
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Xiao Wang shook his head as he spoke. In his heart, he lamented that these people really were wealthy and willful.
Xue Zi Xuan didn’t even frown, and reiterated, “You don’t have to worry about these things. You just keep a close watch on Xue Jing Yi, and don’t let her keep stalking Xiao Yi.”
Look, look, what is this keep a close watch on Xue Jing Yi? Wasn’t this treating the young miss as a criminal to be put under watch? Xiao Wang was dissatisfied with his boss, but he dared not confront him. Right now, who didn’t know that Young Master Xue has taken over the Xue family? His performance in just one short month was enough to blind people with its brilliance. In the future, the entire Xue consortium would belong to him. He cherished whomever he wanted, and no one else had a say.
At the same time, Zhou Yun Sheng was lying beneath the bottom of the car, changing parts. Xue Jing Yi squatted next to him, wearing a thick down jacket. She pointed to the toolbox and asked questions, as if she was very curious about the modified vehicle.
“Can you really put it back? When did you learn mechanical engineering? What is this? It looks so strange.”
“Move over a bit, I want to get out.” Zhou Yun Sheng shifted the small pulley.
Xue Jing Yi quickly gave way. She saw the oil-covered teenager and could not help taking two steps back, covering her mouth and nose.
“If you think the smell is too strong then leave. Don’t stay here and get in the way.” Within a month, he expended the system’s energy several times. His spiritual power continued to creep closer to the system’s core. Now, Zhou Yun Sheng spoke more and more firmly. Xue Jing Yi loved to pretend. Obviously, she hated him so much that she wanted him to go die, but she still stuck to him left and right, wanting to worm her way into becoming friends with him*. He was vexed just from looking at her. He wanted so much to kick her into the horizon with one foot.
[*T/N: 套近乎 tao jin hu – to worm one’s way into being friends with somebody (usually used in a derogatory manner)]
“Then I’ll stand a bit farther. It won’t hinder you. There’s only you and me in the room. If you ignore me, who will talk to me?” Xue Jing Yi bowed her head, showing a lonely face.
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However, Zhou Yun Sheng was unmoved. If Xue Jing Yi wanted to live on, then she would have to dig his heart out. He was the villain and she was the daughter of fate. They were born standing on opposite sides of the spectrum. It was impossible for them to coexist peacefully.
Once he got rid of the villain system’s control over him, he wouldn’t say he absolutely had to retaliate against Xue Jing Yi, but he would definitely watch her die with cold eyes. Therefore, he did not have even the slightest bit of sympathy for her.