T/N: Some of you may have seen my Status Update in the side bar, but for those who didn’t, this update is late because I got really sick. But I’m all better now, so I will be making up the missed updates over the weekend. Fighting!
Chapter 22 – Battle With the Male Lead
Duan Shu Tong: The company has recently developed a new product. I feel that the previous packaging is not suitable. You are in design. Can you help me think about it?
Pei Ruo Wei: Packaging for what kind of product?
She did not know that Duan Shu Tong worked in the Spring and Autumn Hall. To be honest, she did not have an in-depth understanding of the Duan family company, and very few people knew about the Spring and Autumn Hall’s existence.
Duan Shu Tong: Skincare product.
Pei Ruo Wei: The design would have to hinge on the product’s effects.
Duan Shu Tong: I’ll send you a sample and a manual. Help me out. The designers here can’t do what I want. If it continues to delay like this, then the new product will also be delayed.
This was all just nonsense of course, but it was fine as long as it worked.
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Pei Ruo Wei was not a person who was good at rejecting others. He described his circumstances to be so desperate; perhaps he might even be able to get a hold of her current address.
After a while, Pei Ruo Wei replied: No need to send it over. It just so happens that I don’t have anything planned. Give me the specific address and I will go take a look.
Duan Shu Tong breathed a sigh of relief. This way was also fine. He was afraid that she might take things too hard and do something irreversible. She needed to stay away from all familiar people and things that might trigger her.
Duan Shu Tong: Thank you so much! The address is the Spring and Autumn Hall, Shan Quan County, Lin Nan Province.
Pei Ruo Wei paused for a while before replying: Okay, I will drop by tomorrow afternoon.
With her promise, Duan Shu Tong felt reassured.
Who would have thought that the plan could not keep up with change?
At noon the next day, Duan Shu Tong had just finished eating his lunch when he received a call for help from Pei Ruo Wei.
He rushed to the address that Pei Ruo Wei gave him. It turned out that Pei Ruo Wei was actually living in Shan Quan County. She had rented a room temporarily. The building was old and the exterior walls were mottled.
Duan Shu Tong came to the front door of the building and saw a luxury car.
The chauffeur in the luxury car was rather familiar looking. Duan Shu Tong met eyes with the driver, and under the shocked gaze of the driver, he went up the staircase.
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It was only after his figure disappeared did the driver think to give Li Xiao a call, but by then it was too late.
Li Xiao, who was blocking Pei Ruo Wei’s door, had just picked up his phone when a human silhouette appeared at the top of the stairs.
The person was dressed simply, in jeans and white sneakers that were scrubbed clean.
Stepping on the dirty corridor floor, there was a feeling of blasphemy.
After seeing the person’s face clearly, Li Xiao’s expression changed. He started to frown and shout right away: “Duan Shu Tong, you are really shameless!”
[T/N: Speak for yourself, brat.]
Duan Shu Tong looked Li Xiao over from top to bottom. He saw his suit and leather shoes and couldn’t help asking: “Aren’t you hot?”
Li Xiao: Ha?
Duan Shu Tong did not wait for him to continue to flare up and continued on: “If you have anything to say, let’s say it downstairs. It’s too hot here.”
Li Xiao indeed felt hot. He followed behind Duan Shu Tong and said hatefully: “You and Xi Duan are really shameless. You guys deceived Ruo Wei and brought her to this kind of place. You think I can’t find it?”
Duan Shu Tong couldn’t help looking back at him. This man looked extremely handsome, his eyebrows were full of vigor, he was really attractive, but there were a lot of impurities in his mind.
“By seniority, you should call President Xi uncle. According to family hierarchy, he is considered an older generation than you. Addressing somebody directly by name without any honorific titles, is this President Li’s so-called upbringing?”
Li Xiao almost didn’t catch his breath. Why didn’t he find Duan Shu Tong to be so chatty* before?
[*T/N: The word used here is 侃, which can mean several different things according to the dictionary I’m using: upright and honest / cheerful / to chat idly / to boast / to talk smoothly. I doubt LX would consider DST upright and honest or cheerful, so chatty seemed to be the best bet here.]
“Miss Pei has already broken up with you, yet you’re still continuously hounding her. You even blocked her door. If you had gone a step further, wouldn’t that be illegally breaking into another person’s residence?”
Li Xiao: “…What bullshit are you spewing! I am not hounding her, she’s my woman, what’s wrong with me coming to pick her up?”
Translations by Vanilla Muse.
Duan Shu Tong’s foot slipped and he nearly rolled down the stairs. God, what “my woman?”
He waited until they safely left the passageway before he continued to speak: “Are there a lot of girls that like you?”
Li Xiao was stumped for a moment. Where they battling in charm? He promptly replied: Of course!”
There was conceit in his eyes.
He knew that in the eyes of others, the heir to the Li family was much more popular than the playboy of the Duan family.
On this one point, Duan Shu Tong could never compete against him.
Duan Shu Tong wasn’t trying to compare with him. He said bluntly: “There are so many girls that like you, if each of them wanted to have you, and everyday a group of people blocked your front door, would you be willing?”
T/N: Can someone explain “小号 xiao hao” in relation to the Internet and blogging to me?