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?