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.”
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.