Accompany by a Fool to Do Farming
Chapter 83: 事因
‘The Cause of the Matter’
Why did Shen Yu Bei suddenly bring up the marriage?
It all started with an incident not long ago.
Gao Hanjin was a good-looking person, not to mention a ger, even a man could not help but look at him a few times.
Because he was dressed as a man, no one knew he was a ger.
Not long ago, when Gao Hanjin went out to discuss business, his business partner was also a man in his twenties. Compared to their prestigious and aristocratic Gao family in Jiangnan, the other party’s family background was not as impressive and was slightly inferior to theirs.
This person on the surface looked like a jade tree in the wind1[The direct translation of “玉树临风” is a jade tree in the wind. This idiom is often used to describe a young man’s talents as well as his handsome, beautiful and graceful physical appearance.] and a talented man,2[一表人才/ yī biǎo rén cái : a man of striking appearance / a fine-looking man / with the appearance of a talent] but who would have thought that the other party was a hundred percent pervert.
He was fond of beautiful people. It goes without saying, a guy’s body structure was similar to that of ger’s. That person was even more absolutely unrestrained, both men and gers, he ate it all.
[Not literally eating, it meant he went both ways or a bisexual.]
He had been drooling over Gao Hanjin ever since he met him during the business discussion. In his heart, he was about to strip Gao Hanjin naked but on the surface, he still looked so serious. Gao Hanjin was not like Father Gao who went through countless people and could see the deviousness of others. He had only been in charge of the business for a year or so. How could he have a lot of abundant experience? So he didn’t know what wicked plan that man was up to.
On this day, they were having a farewell dinner in a restaurant because the business deal was done and the other party was going back. Before he left, he invited Gao Hanjin to a farewell dinner. After all, they were business partners, so Gao Hanjin didn’t think too much about it and went.
“Here, Young master Jin, this humble one will drink a cup for you.” The man held up the wine jug and poured wine for Gao Hanjin then he lifted his own cup too.
“Well, Cheers!” Gao Hanjin didn’t even think about it and drank the cup in one gulp.
The man’s smile deepened.
Gao Hanjin clinked his cup with the man and started to eat, but before he took two bites, Gao Hanjin sensed that something was wrong. Why was his body so hot? He loosened his collar, but it still didn’t help. He only felt hotter and hotter, a certain part of him also changed, a thirst of something actually rose in his heart. Gao Hanjin was horrified, he noticed that something and the situation was not right, even though his reaction was slow. He immediately raised his head to look at the man who was still smiling and asked angrily, “Did you put something in the wine?”
“That’s right, I drugged you. So what can you do? You want to shout? Let the others see the young master of the Gao family in heat?” The man said wistfully. After that, he got up and came over, as he hatched a sinister plot.
Gao Hanjin gasped heavily, his hand on the table, “You’re despicable! Aren’t you afraid I’ll make you and your family lose all your family’s fortune and kill you afterwards?”
The man laughed, “If I should die beneath a peony flower,being a ghost is also romantic.3[ 牡丹花下死，做鬼也風流/ simpl. 牡丹花下死，做鬼也风流 : Literally: If I should die beneath a peony flower, I will still be charming as a ghost. Note: peony flower is a metaphor for a beautiful woman. It could also mean: If my body should perish, I’ll still cherish beautiful people or If I die under a skirt, I can still flirt as a ghost. Tl : so the man is saying that he would still be happy even if he died for a beautiful person and being a ghost because of that, is also romantic. Really pervert, huh😏?!] Moreover, I will leave my mark on you.” After saying this, he stretched out his perverted hand4[The Chinese says xiánzhūshǒu 咸猪手 (“groper”), which is a noun derived from xiánzhū 咸猪 (“salted pork”) + shǒu 手 (“hand”) — adjective + adjective + noun. Thus, the literal meaning of xiánzhūshǒu 咸猪手 is “salted pig’s knuckle / trotter”. “Groper” is a derived meaning of the term xiánzhūshǒu 咸猪手 (“salted pig’s knuckle / trotter”).] to touch Gao Hanjin’s face. Gao Hanjin took advantage of his defencelessness and kicked him in the crook of the leg. The man didn’t pay attention and stumbled, falling with his knees on the floor. Although Gao Hanjin was a ger, he was brought up as an heir since he was young so he still knew some chinese boxing and kung fu. However, at this moment he couldn’t use all his strength, otherwise, for someone who was ‘strong in appearance but weak in reality’, that man would be in a state that he couldn’t get up at all with just by Gao Hanjin’s one kick.
Taking advantage of the moment when the man was on his knees, Gao Hanjin used all his strength to run outside. This restaurant was owned by the Shen family, the shopkeepers all knew him, that was why he came alone today. Otherwise, he would have taken A Zhuo with him no matter what.
“Stop right there!!!” The man got up in a hurry and chased after him. He didn’t think the drugged Gao Hanjin would still have the strength to resist.
“This quest, loud noises and causing uproar are not allowed in the shop.” The waiter said politely as he ran up behind the man at some point.
The man saw that Gao Hanjin had taken advantage of this opening to run away. He could only curse angrily as he didn’t expect the cooked duck to fly away. He was sure that Gao Hanjin wouldn’t let him off. The man went back to the restaurant, packed his bag and left in a hurry.
[the cooked duck flew away — lose what one has got, fail to seize an opportunity when it’s available. It’s figurative for : to let a sure thing slip through one’s fingers]
On the other hand, Gao Hanjin’s entire body was weakened as he staggered along and ran out of the restaurant. He felt that his sanity had dissipated and his body was uncomfortably hot.
“Master, it’s Young Master Jin.” Not far away from the crowd came two people, one of them was none other than Shen Yu Bei.
The one who spoke was Shen Yu Bei’s Xiao Si.
Shen Yu Bei looked forward, sure enough, the man charged around violently was Gao Hanjin!
He frowned, his intuition told him that something was wrong so he hurriedly went after him and reached out to pull the man’s arm: “Hanjin, what’s wrong?”
What had appeared before Shen Yu Bei’s eyes was Gao Han Jin’s red face, his blurred eyes and his peach blossom face. Shen Yu Bei was a veteran in the business world too, so what kind of situations he had not encountered before? He could tell right away that Gao Hanjin was suffering from aphrodisiacs.
“Hanjin …Hanjin … Are you okay?” Shen Yu Bei patted his cheek and asked.
Gao Hanjin also did not know if he heard Shen Yu Bei’s voice or not, very aggrieved and sad as he sobbed, “I’m not feeling well…A Bei …”
Shen Yu Bei could not, he had no other choice but to pick him up by the waist. Shen Family Residence was the closest from here, so they could only go back to Shen Residence. When they returned to the Shen mansion, Shen Yu Bei instructed Xiao Si to bring a basin of water, then he carried Gao Han Jin in his arm and entered the room.
Gao Hanjin had been completely out of his mind under the influence of the drug. After he realized that the arm that restricted him had left, he immediately began to pull his own clothes indiscriminately. Shen Yu Bei hurriedly stopped him, but to his surprise, Gao Han Jin wrapped himself around him like an octopus with eight tentacles, “A Bei….A Bei…It’s uncomfortable…ooh…”
Gao Hanjin kept muttering.
Shen Yu Bei looked at him in this state and finally sighed, undid his clothes, took off his shoes and pulled down the bed curtain.
In a short while there was a comfortable humming sound from Gao Hanjin inside, this humming sound lasted for all night.
The next morning, Gao Hanjin woke up with a dazed look on his face, unable to remember what had happened last night. He did remember that he had been drugged by that pervert! Could it be that the pervert had got him?
Shaking his aching body, Gao Hanjin thought to himself.
But when he looked carefully at the surrounding decoration, he found that this was Shen Yu Bei’s house, wasn’t it? Could it be that the person he was with last night was… Shen Yu Bei?
Gao Hanjin thought about it and was pleasantly surprised. In no time, the theory in his mind was verified as soon as Shen Yu Bei came in from outside. He was not surprised to see him lying in bed with his eyes open and very calmly said, “You are awake. Get up and eat something then!”
Gao Hanjin somewhat shyly, his eyes wandered for a moment and said, “You… Last night, we…”
However, Shen Yu Bei this time, said with a serious face, “I will take the responsibility (for you).” He was not the kind of person who runs away when things happen. Since it happened, he had to take the responsibility for it. Moreover, Gao Hanjin had been waiting for him for so many years. Now, a matter that gnawed at his mind had been solved so no need for him to keep it to himself and continue to be at loss any longer.
Gao Hanjin deflated his mouth, from Shen Yu Bei’s expression, he could not see a trace of happy emotion. He had every reason to believe that Shen Yu Bei did not want to marry him that much. His originally happy heart was also becoming low in spirit and he said sullenly, “If you are not willing, forget it! This matter is started because of me, you are not to blame. On the contrary, I have to thank you for saving me. No matter what I say, I can’t force you either.”
Shen Yu Bei shook his head and sighed, “I did it with my own free will. You have waited for me for so many years, it’s time for you to get a result too.”
Gao Hanjin immediately fell into his arms with tears of joy. He had finally got him (after waiting for a long time). He had originally thought he was made of stone, but now he had finally melted.
“You wait for me. My father and Amu are in the north. I’ll leave tomorrow to discuss our marriage with them in the north. You wait at home for me to propose the marriage.” Shen Yu Bei said as he consoled him.
“Okay, I’ll wait for you.” Gao Hanjin was naturally overjoyed.
- 1[The direct translation of “玉树临风” is a jade tree in the wind. This idiom is often used to describe a young man’s talents as well as his handsome, beautiful and graceful physical appearance.]
- 2[一表人才/ yī biǎo rén cái : a man of striking appearance / a fine-looking man / with the appearance of a talent]
- 3[ 牡丹花下死，做鬼也風流/ simpl. 牡丹花下死，做鬼也风流 : Literally: If I should die beneath a peony flower, I will still be charming as a ghost. Note: peony flower is a metaphor for a beautiful woman. It could also mean: If my body should perish, I’ll still cherish beautiful people or If I die under a skirt, I can still flirt as a ghost. Tl : so the man is saying that he would still be happy even if he died for a beautiful person and being a ghost because of that, is also romantic. Really pervert, huh😏?!]
- 4[The Chinese says xiánzhūshǒu 咸猪手 (“groper”), which is a noun derived from xiánzhū 咸猪 (“salted pork”) + shǒu 手 (“hand”) — adjective + adjective + noun. Thus, the literal meaning of xiánzhūshǒu 咸猪手 is “salted pig’s knuckle / trotter”. “Groper” is a derived meaning of the term xiánzhūshǒu 咸猪手 (“salted pig’s knuckle / trotter”).]