After a while, the dishes were ready, and Ren Baqian's dad came home just in time.
He asked, "How much was your car?"
Ren Baqian cast a glance at the kitchen and lifted up six fingers. He did not want his mum to hear it as he was scared of her nagging at him.
"You have indeed made it big, but don't be extravagant. Your company was established not too long ago, and its future is still unknown. Don't just think about enjoying your life, save some money for yourself as well. Having some savings will allow you to make a comeback if anything happens to your business," Ren Baqian's dad advised.
"How much you have now? I will place thirty thousand yuan here, take it if you need money."
"I still have some money with me. Don't worry, it's enough. There aren't many things that I need to spend money on. All I need to do now is wait for the profits to arrive. Didn't I tell you what happened previously? I provide the technology, and the other party provides the money." Ren Baqian smiled. He knew his dad spoke from his experience. Two million yuan was indeed not enough to do many things. He had to survive with the money he had left until the medicinal factory was built and the medicine hit the market. If something happened to his family now, he would be in trouble.
It seemed like what he thought about that morning was correct. He had to think of more ways to make money.
While they were having dinner, Ren Baqian's mum asked with a 'friendly' look on her face, "You have already made it big, but you're not getting any younger, do you have a girlfriend?"
Ren Baqian was at a loss. I am just 24 years old, am I considered old already?
"Aunt Huang has a niece that is quite pretty and tall, do you want to meet her?"
"I think I can find a better one," Ren Baqian rejected his mum in a hurry.
Come on, I am just 24 years old. Now that I have to travel between two worlds and disappear once every ten days, how can I afford to find a girlfriend?
Now that Ren Baqian thought about it, he felt that it was more plausible to find a wife in that world than to find one on Earth.
However, very soon, Ren Baqian changed his mind again. The women in that world could hold him up with one hand and beat him...
When Ren Baqian heard his mum nagging at him, he quickly buried his face in his bowl. He could still hear his mum's nagging.
The niece of Aunt Huang is a very good girl So, you have higher expectations now that you're rich Aunt Huang's niece is at a marriageable age...
In the past, Ren Baqian had not expected he would face this issue one day.
He could even predict the future. This issue would continue to persist for quite some time.
After finishing dinner, Ren Baqian ran back to his own apartment as though fleeing for his life.
The second day, Ren Baqian brought Ren Wannian out to buy a new phone for him. Ren Wannian beamed with happiness.
"Remember, if you have identified a target, go for her immediately. Don't be like me. Before I graduated, Mum didn't allow me to contact any girl. Now that I have graduated, she expects to have a grandchild immediately," Ren Baqian grumbled to Ren Wannian.
"In any case, even if the sky falls down now, there is still a pillar to support it for me. You're the elder brother and you're not married yet. Why should I get married so soon then?" Ren Wannian rolled his eyes and chuckled.
Ren Baqian was speechless. He had become a shield for his younger brother,
However, when he thought of the need to face this issue every time he went to his parents' house, he felt a slight headache.
It seemed like he needed to 'rent' a girlfriend if he did not want to be nagged at by his mum in the future. He did not know whether or not this method would work.
Ren Baqian stayed at home for two days. On the morning of the third day, Ren Baqian drove his car out. He went to the supermarket and bought a lot of White Rabbit Creamy Candies.
[White Rabbit Creamy Candies - White Rabbit Creamy Candy is white, with a soft, chewy texture, and is formed into cylinders approximately 3 cm long and 1 cm in diameter, similar to contemporary western nougat or taffy. It resembles a vanilla Tootsie Roll. Each candy is wrapped in a printed waxed paper wrapper, but within this, the sticky candies are again wrapped in a thin edible paper-like wrapping made from sticky rice.]
He bought these candies to bribe the librarian, Lin Qiaole.
Logically speaking, a young girl would like this type of candy, right?
Right now, Ren Baqian was like a pedophile that thought about how to make a young girl happy.
After all, he did not enjoy being an illiterate. He faced so many scrolls and books, but he couldn't understand a single one of them.
After buying a huge number of White Rabbit Creamy Candies, Ren Baqian went to buy two stun batons. Then, he went home to charge his phone and returned Chen Qing's missed call.
"You have finally returned my call. Otherwise, I would have called the police to report you as missing."
Ren Baqian laughed bitterly. He could only give this reaction.
"How are your engagement preparations going?"' Ren Baqian chuckled and asked.
"It will be held on the 8th of next month. Will you be free then? You better not miss it," Chen Qing replied softly.
Upon hearing Chen Qing's voice, Ren Baqian reckoned he must have a girl beside him right now.
Ren Baqian calculated the number of days from today till the 8th of next month. Excluding today, there were still ten more days till then. The 8th of next month happened to be the day he returned to Earth. Then, he replied, "Don't worry, I won't miss it."
"Alright then, I shall hang up first," Chen Qing hung up the phone after finishing his sentence.
Ren Baqian shook his head. There were only ten more days until Chen Qing's engagement, and he was still having an affair outside. It was really tough on Jiang Nan. Ren Baqian couldn't believe she could actually tolerate him.
Ren Baqian hoped Chen Qing could curb his lust after he got engaged to Jiang Nan.
Chen Qing was a reliable individual... He should be able to do it...
This should be his last run before his engagement.
That night, Ren Baqian returned to that world with a heap of White Rabbit Creamy Candies and two stun batons.
After Ren Baqian woke up the next morning, he placed the two stun batons on the left and right sides of his waist. He felt like a Jedi at this momenteven though the stun batons were shorter and smaller than actual lightsabers.
Just as he was feeling satisfied in the house, he saw two shadows behind the window. One shadow stood on top of the other. Both of the shadows had huge heads and ears. Furthermore, the ears grew from top of their heads.
When he pushed open the door, he saw Tiantian lying on the ground while Gungun was stepping on it and trying to push open the window.
When Tiantian saw Ren Baqian, it stood up from the ground and crawled around, completely ignoring the fact that Gungun was still on top of its back. As a result, Gungun stumbled and fell to the ground on its head. After swaying around for a while, it stood up, hugged Ren Baqian's legs and rocked itself.
Ren Baqian teased the two small chaps and brought them a basket of bamboo leaves.
During the afternoon, Ren Baqian went to the sweet potato field to check it out. Just as he was about to leave, he saw Caretaker Shi walking towards him. Caretaker Shi had a bloody nose and a swollen face. As he walked towards Ren Baqian, he yelled, "Brother Ren, why doesn't your secret treasure work anymore?"
"It won't work?" Ren Baqian asked with doubt.
"Let me see it. What happened to your face anyway?" Ren Baqian asked.
The badly battered Caretaker Shi looked at Ren Baqian and burst out laughing. Then, he gave Ren Baqian a pat that almost sent him flying in the air again.
"It's out of electricity," Ren Baqian replied after standing far away from Caretaker Shi. By right, the stun baton could be used for ten plus times. Why did it flatline so quickly?
"How do we recharge it? Do we use the electricity from lightning during a thunderstorm?" Caretaker Shi asked curiously.
Ren Baqian stared at him speechlessly.
Use the electricity from lightning during a thunderstorm to charge the stun baton? Good idea. Li Yuanba must have thought of the same idea as well. Both of you are very alike.
[Li Yuanba - A character from a classical novel]
However, ancient people had little understanding and knowledge of electricity. It was normal for them to have such a thought process.
"Why did it drain so quickly?" Ren Baqian asked. He was curious on what Caretaker Shi used it for. When Ren Baqian thought about Caretaker Shi's personality and looked at his swollen, slightly bloodstained face, he knew something must have happened.
Just like what Ren Baqian had expected, Caretaker Shi burst out laughing when he heard his question. With a proud look on his face, he replied, "That bunch of fellows still dared to challenge me! I single-handedly fought eight persons!"
Alright, he held up two palms... ten fingers... There was nothing wrong...