My Wife Is A Beautiful Ceo Chapter 99
Chapter 99: A Rather Long Story
Chapter 99: A rather long story
When they left Maple Forest Leisure Centre, Mo Qianni was gasping for breath from all that running.
Seeing Yang Chen who still refused to let go of her hand, Mo Qianni pretended to cough, it was unknown whether it was due to shyness or the exercise that her face was bright red.
Whats wrong? Is something wrong with your throat? Miss Mo? Yang Chen feigned ignorance as he asked.
Mo Qianni glared at him, Release your pig trotters!
Yang Chen whose face wasnt the slightest bit red laughed, but he still let go of that white and tender hand. The feeling of holding it was great though, as he took the chance to explain, Miss Mo, these words of yours are incorrect. Pig trotters cant possibly bend and grab onto your hand.
Mo QIanni who already knew that bickering with this fella wouldnt end well, so she didnt bother arguing with him, and directly walked towards her car.
After the two of them got on the path back, Yang Chen turned to ensure that nobody had chased after them. He then sighed a breath of relief.
Mo Qianni wore a rather playful smile, So someone with thick skin also has people theyre afraid of, are you worried that Zhou Dongcheng would chase after us?
Yang Chen was truly worried of that sissy chasing after him. He awkwardly smiled, Miss Mo is truly wise and intelligent, you managed to figure out such a profound problem.
Relax, although he was born as a part of the underworld, in our circles hes famous for being modest and polite. There isnt a shred of a big familys young masters demeanor to be seen from him, he never uses force to make people comply.
Hearing you say such a thing, he seems very kind Yang Chen mumbled.
Mo Qianni stretched her hand out to tap on the volume rocker on the steering wheel, bringing the music volume to the minimum, then said, Of course he cant possibly always be so kind, if he was truly so harmless, then everybody wouldnt be so fearful of him. Im just saying that if you dont provoke him, and dont do anything that would harm his bottom line, Zhou Dongcheng would always treat you warmly, this sets him apart from his father.
Youve even met Zhou Guangnian before? Asked Yang Chen.
Mo Qianni glanced at him like she was looking at a moron, Of course. The Dongxing Group isnt some small enterprise, it isnt anything strange for us to see him during some public events. However, to be honest that old man truly doesnt look like a businessman, despite many years of laundering his image, every time Ive see him I feel like hes shrouded in darkness, with a gloomy aura that makes ones heart fluster.
That goes without saying, how could he be the east regions underworld emperor otherwise? Yang Chen felt that its rather normal for Zhou Guangnian to be that way.
As she spoke to this point, Mo Qianni maintained silence for a while, then said, As thanks for helping me today, Ill give you a chance to choose where we eat.
Once Yang Chen heard this, he celebrated the fact that he no longer needed to follow Mo Qianni to weird places, he thought for a moment and said, I want to eat hotpot!
Mo Qianni shot him a glance, It isnt even winter time yet, why eat hotpot? The heat from it would cause acne.
You said youd let me choose, well what do you feel like eating? Yang Chen asked in grief.
Well eat at a roadside stall.
Eat at a roadside stall again!? Big sis, didnt you say that you were giving me the chance to choose!? Yang Chen bitterly smiled.
Mo Qianni snorted, Like you said, what I mentioned was chance, not the right to choose, the place you chose has been vetoed, now well go to a roadside stall!
He painfully shut his eyes. This woman was too unreasonable!
Half an hour later, Yang Chen depressedly sat across Mo Qianni in Sis Xiangs roadside stall; various Sichuan dishes were laid in front of them, and the bright red chilies looked spicy enough to kill Yang Chen just from looking at them.
Because it was still early, there werent many people in the roadside stall, so it seemed rather deserted compared to the last time. The cool winds of autumns beginning blew past, bringing with it a slight chill.
Mo Qianni drank a mouthful of white spirit, then looked at Yang Chen who looked like a bullied child. In a displeased manner she said, What kind of expression is this, Im treating you to a meal yet you have a face of hardship.
Yang Chen wiped away the sweat on his forehead caused by the spiciness, Unlike you who began eating spicy things since childhood, I rarely eat such spicy food overseas.
Oh, I nearly forgot, this great scholar in front of me had studied abroad, a wild brat like me who was raised in a small mountain village cant compare. Mo Qianni ridiculed.
Yang Chen couldnt be bothered to bicker with her. He suddenly thought of something, with a serious expression he asked, How are you planning to deal with your stepfather Zhang Fugui? I previously didnt know what the reason was for your depression the past few days, but now that I think of it, it should be that man giving you a headache. If you need my help just ask, Im very free and you know it.
Mo Qiannis chopsticks froze, she looked up straight at Yang Chen, then asked, Youve been paying attention as to whether Ive been depressed or not?
Erm Yang Chen smiled embarrassedly, he couldnt possibly say that he had been secretly taking glances at her every time she walked past, then staring at that butt of hers, could he? So he just said, Our colleagues in the office all say that youve been in a bad mood, thats how I found out.
A little disappointment showed in Mo Qiannis eyes, she softly said, Do you remember the phone call I picked up the last time we came here?
I remember. Yang Chen also remembers that he was forcibly hugged that night!
It was a call from my mother, she said Zhang Fugui wanted to look for a job in Zhong Hai, and wanted me to help him arrange it. Mo Qianni sneered, Fact was he didnt come here to build a career, he had built up a pile of debts in our hometown, and if it wasnt for me paying off his debts, hed already be beaten to death a long time ago but his reputation was already so horrid there, so he decided to escape to Zhong Hai.
You knew perfectly well that he was like this. Why did you allow him to come here? Yang Chen curiously asked.
Would you mind listening to a rather long story? Mo Qianni returned with another question
If the next time we go to eat you dont bring me here, Im willing to hear what you have to say
Erm Yang Chen posed a sad smile, You can go on to say it then.
Mo Qiannis lips formed the smile of a victor, then she dully began to narrate.
Ive told you before that my father died when I was thirteen, then my mother remarried to Zhang Fugui. Zhang Fugui was one of the few men in the village who hadnt married. He was considerably young, and had always liked my mother, so my mother agreed to the marriage in the end. Actually, at that time Zhang Fugui wasnt much of a gambler; although we were poor, we still had enough food and clothes.
But a few months later, my mother fell sick due to her weak constitution and from working at the farm everyday, she was bedridden. At that time, I was just thirteen years old, after I went through elementary school in the village, I stayed at home and wasnt able to obtain a middle school education. Fact was we didnt even have a middle school in our area.
During that time I wanted Zhang Fugui to bring my mother to the closest little town to see a doctor, because I was afraid that after my father left me, my mother would leave me too. If that were the case, I would truly be an orphan. I was very afraid, and kept begging Zhang Fugui before that I had never called him daddy, but to urge him that time, I kept calling him daddy, daddy
But Zhang Fugui suddenly changed, to the point where I didnt know him anymore, like he was a stranger he didnt listen to a word I said. Other than asking for some herbal medicines from the village chief, and giving it to me to boil it for my mother, he didnt do a single thing
Afterwards, an auntie who was my neighbor told me that Zhang Fugui was too poor, he didnt have the money, even if we went to the towns hospital, there was no way to let my mother see the doctor, and it was even more unlikely for us to be able to afford the medicine. He was so poor that he couldnt even afford to buy the ticket to take the bus to the town.
As she spoke till this point, Mo Qiannis voice turned a little hoarse, her eyes reddened, then she poured herself a small cup of white spirit and downed it.
Then your mother, shes Yang Chen didnt continue the question.
Mo Qianni replied, Afterwards my mother turned for the better. I dont know whether it was sympathy from the heavens, or the village chief uncles herbal medicine being effective. However, after that sickness my mother seemed to become a lot older
However, I was still very afraid then, I began to think, if mom turned sick again, and we still didnt have the money to bring her to see a doctor, what was going to happen? I didnt dare think more of it, I only had one thought at that time which was to make sure mom had enough money to go see a doctor
So you came to Zhong Hai alone? Yang Chen suddenly understood.
Mo Qianni nodded, and mocked herself, Do you find it very absurd, very foolish? A little girl who wasnt even fourteen yet, pretended to be very mature, yet she actually didnt know a thing. She just took the train to Zhong Hai, with a wish to earn enough money to let her mother see a doctor.
You werent silly, you were incredible. Im very curious as to how you attained the money to buy a train ticket. Asked Yang Chen.
Mo Qiannis dodged his gaze, hesitated for a moment and said, I stole a persons wallet at the train station After she said that, she lowered her voice and asked, Will you look down on me, and feel that Im very shameless? Despite having done such a terrible thing, Im still able to boldly say it out?
Whats stealing a wallet? I(laozi) even robbed a bank before Yang Chen thought, but he didnt say it of course, he just sincerely shook his head and said, I wont, for all humans err. At least youre much more skillful than me, Ive gone into the police station twice now.
Mo Qianni finally laughed, then continued to say, You may know a little about what happened after. When I came here alone, I looked for ways to self-study. I received help from Sis Xiang and others who came from the village along with some help from the welfare agencies to get into middle school. After that, Ruoxis grandma, who was Yu Lei Internationals CEO at the time, came to my school to give a speech. She took fancy to me and provided me financial aid. From then on, I was able to raise my head in Zhong Hai. If it werent for the previous CEO, there wouldnt be the Mo Qianni of today.. You should be able to understand why I became so angry when I found out a rogue like you married Ruoxi, right?
Yang Chen understandingly nodded.
The greatest favor in the world was no other than providing help when one needs it most. Although Mo Qianni seemed unperturbed about it, it obviously wasnt easy for her to come out from a remote mountain village without anybody to rely on, she was just a little girl who had nothing. She was provided education, brought into the high society, and even became one of the elites in Zhong Hais business world. What Lin Ruoxis grandmother gave to Mo Qianni definitely wasnt just monetary aid, perhaps she was even more of a spiritual pillar for Mo Qianni to lean on. Of course, throughout that time the amount of effort Mo Qianni put in had to be several times of others, the sweet, the sour, and the suffering involved, only she herself understood.
Later on, I finally earned some money. I still remember the first time I sent my mother some money, my mother cried on the phone for a long time, but we were very happy My mother knew that I had grown up, and I knew I could finally take care of her
However, that was also when Zhang Fugui began to indulge himself in gambling. After he knew that I was able to earn a considerable amount every month, and that I had deep roots in Zhong Hai, he began rolling higher and higher. From what began as cents, turned to a few dollars, then he began betting tens and twenties, in the last two years, he was already gambling hundreds a time. Mo Qianni depressingly said.
Yang Chen creased his brows, Then why dont you let your mother divorce him, and let your mother leave him? Wouldnt that be the end of it if you brought her here to live with you? With your income, youre perfectly capable of allowing the both of you to live well, why care about that gambling addict?
Mo Qianni made a sad smile and said, In your eyes, hes a disgraceful gambling addict, and in my eyes, hes a useless and disgraceful stepfather but to my mother, hes a man who sheltered her during her most bitter period of life, a man who accompanied her for over ten years. No matter how bad Zhang Fugui was, he hadnt done anything outrageous to my mother, and had always kept her company
So for your mother, you kept helping Zhang Fugui settle his gambling debts? And even let him come to Zhong Hai? Yang Chen had already understood the crux of the matter, and felt sad, every family had its own problems. If he hadnt heard Mo Qianni say it herself, who wouldve known that this incredibly bright and beautiful executive had such a dark past?
Mo Qianni nodded, What more can I do? I cant force my mother to divorce, my mother cant reject Zhang Fuguis imploring, and I cant reject my mothers request.
Do you think your mother loves Zhang Fugui? Asked Yang Chen.
Mo Qianni was stunned, then said, If she doesnt love him, she wouldnt stay with him in that poor and secluded place. Despite knowing that her daughter had a house, a car and a career in this flourishing city, she still silently stayed with Zhang Fugui, and stayed in that shabby house with a two mu farmland.
[TL: Mu = 0.0667 hectares]
Why are you so sure about that? Im guessing that perhaps your mother just doesnt want your career to be harmed by her coming here. After all, if others knew about your background, it may be detrimental to your career.
I dont care about that! Mo Qianni was a little agitated, she truly hadnt thought about this point before, hearing Yang Chen point it out for her, she suddenly turned a little sober, Do you think theres really such a possibility? That my mother isnt staying because she loves Zhang Fugui, but because shes worried about causing a negative impact on my career?
Yang Chen thought for a moment, then made a strange smile, If youre willing to believe me, we can conduct an experiment, after that the truth will come to light.
Experiment? Mo Qianni doubtfully looked at Yang Chen, but she instinctively trusted him, so she made a slight nod.