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MSGVB Chapter 54.1

Big Brother Tang + Face Slapping (Part 1)

Translator: Hua


Chapter 54: Big Brother Tang + Face Slapping (Part 1)

 

In the antique corridor, under the bright palace lanterns, Xiao Tang pointed to the people behind and said, “Boss, it’s them, they’re bullying Xunxun!”

When the voice rang, Shen Yijin turned around, his eyes naturally falling on Yan Zhengbo and the others.

His stature was tall, and the look from him was a bit more condescending. Standing straight with his thin lips pursed, there was no emotion in Shen Yijin’s eyes, only indifferent, but he also carried a bit of ruthlessness.

Everything around became silent. It was as if a long time had passed.

Yan Zhengbo and Shi Tailin felt that their bones and joints seemed to become stiff after being stared at for such a long time. They didn’t dare to move.

Especially Yan Zhengbo. His character was lawless, but facing Shen Yijin’s top-down gaze, he couldn’t even turn his head and stagger at the cold stern gaze. It was as if his whole neck froze. He wanted to open his mouth to explain, but he didn’t know what to say.

Shen Yijin’s tone of speaking to Yan Jingxun, as well as the attitude of the youth next to him, made him feel that things weren’t simple.

After halting like this for half a day, during this period, there was still no sound in the corridor.

Perhaps time hadn’t passed that much. But anyhow, when President Shen spoke again, cold sweats involuntarily broke out on Yan Zhengbo and Shi Tailin foreheads.

Shen Yijin said, “These two are?”

“I don’t know.” This time it was still Xiao Tang who spoke up, “But it’s so strange ah, they said Xun Xun is…is…a duck…..”

Assistant Xiao Tang, who had an excellent upbringing, was unable to say that word.

But it didn’t matter if he didn’t express it completely.

Obviously, Shen Yijin already understood what he meant.

Just like how he ignored these two people at first and walking directly to Jing Xun, Shen Yijin still looked at Jing Xun as his priority.

Not only did he look, he also held his hand.

“Are you okay?” Shen Yijin’s lowered his eyes, then slowed down his voice to ask.

Jing Xun shook his head to indicate that nothing happened.

Just now, when he saw Yan Zhengbo’s attentiveness, he knew that the original owner’s brother probably had something to ask for Shen Yijin, and had learnt about his itinerary from somewhere, that’s why he was waiting here.

…Perhaps the scum dad surnamed Yan called him this afternoon for the same reason.

But since this was why they were waiting here, there was nothing to worry about.

Jing Xun said, “It’s not a big deal, sir, let’s go in first.”

Despite what he said, Shen Yijin didn’t move.

It seemed he didn’t intend to let this matter go just like that. Shen Yijin turned back to the two people on the opposite side, and asked in a rather dignified manner: “Who are they? Does Xiao Xun know them?”

“I do know.” Jing Xun answered honestly.

——Since Mr had already asked, he also told the truth.

The honest Jing Xun replied with what Yan Zhengbo just said: “But it didn’t matter since 15 years ago.”

“……”

Yan Zhengbo was dumbfounded when he saw Shen Yijin holding Jing Xun’s hand…He didn’t expect what Shi Tailin saw was true!

…It didn’t matter what Yan Jingxun was doing now, or what identity he had! Clearly, …President was really fond of him right now.

……

In an instant, remembering what he had just said, Yan Zhengbo’s sudden realization came like a bolt from the blue!

Before going out, he still vowed to his father, saying that Shi Tailin was just a good-for-nothing, and that he would be able to handle Shen Yijin tonight…

How high-spirited Yan Zhengbo had been when talking about Shen Yijin at that time was how defeated he was now.

Speaking of which, Yan Zhengbo had just graduated from university for one year. After graduating from an ordinary university, he joined his dad’s company as the deputy general manager. Yan Zhengbo’s life had always been very carefree.

With a nouveau riche father, he had countless friends around him, had not suffered any blows, and so far loves to save face.

So even if he felt bad and knew he had done something wrong, he could only silently stand there motionless. He couldn’t save his face or continue to win Shen Yijin over, let alone apologize to Jingxun and ask for forgiveness.

While he could only stem his neck without speaking, Shi Tailin, who had been honed in society for a long time, was unable to do so.

Shi Tailin knew the importance of this cooperation with Shen Group. He also knew that if today’s matter wasn’t handled properly, their company would never have a chance to get Shen’s investment…

Under the trend of interest, he had no choice but to bow his head.

Shi Tailin bravely stepped forward and said to Jing Xun, “Cousin Xun….Do you remember me? I’m your cousin! You know how mouthy your brother Zhengbo usually is, so don’t take it personally. We haven’t seen each other for a long time. There may be some misunderstandings. If he has offended you anywhere, please don’t take it to heart… Let’s get together more when we have time….”

Although his remarks were evasive, it was at least civilized. Besides, Yan Zhengbo was the one spitting vulgar language just now, Shi Tailin didn’t really say anything, so Jing Xun didn’t want to fuss about it either.

He stopped the other party and said, “Cousin Shi, you guys just leave ba.”

While speaking, he also squeezed Shen Yijin’s hand.

When Mr looked at him, Jing Xun smiled at him in a placating gesture.

Although he knew Mr wouldn’t be angered by this kind of person, everyone was out to have fun, there was no need to say the words that could affect the mood.

Jing Xun never cared what others said. Moreover, the duck or something…First of all, he didn’t feel anything, and secondly, it wasn’t him, so it won’t affect his mood.

As for the explanation, there was no need to explain.

Even if Yan Zhengbo went back to slander him in front of that slag father, he didn’t care. He even wished that family could stay away from him.

But to no avail, he wanted to leave it at that, yet Shi Tailin said that it was not possible, and he refused to leave.

——What is the most ferocious wind?

Of course it’s pillow wind1[枕头风] An idiom similar to pillow talk in English. Words encouraged by the wife or mistress on the pillow, usually to persuade the husband to do something.!

Shi Tailian definitely knew that If his Cousin Xun could hold hands with President Shen in public today, that meant… Although they could leave today, they would never be able to show up in front of President Shen again2This sentence is a bit confusing. STL means that since JX could hold hand with SYJ in public, he must be somewhat important to SYJ. So if JX is dissatisfied, he could blow pillow wind to persuade SYJ to not cooperate with their company. !

If this contradiction wasn’t resolved, they couldn’t leave yet!

Shi Tailin couldn’t help but tug Yan Zhengbo next to him twice, wanting him to apologize to Jingxun immediately.

But Yan Zhengbo still insisted on refusing to speak out. Shi Tailin hated this cousin who would only drag his feet. At the same time, he wished he could kneel down and ask for his cousin Xun’s forgiveness…

At this time, President Shen spoke up.

Shen Yijin was holding Jing Xun’s hand in one hand, and the other hand was naturally inserted in the pocket of his trousers. His expression was still cold, no emotions could be seen.

“This is Xiao Xun’s cousin, then this one should be a certain family member who hasn’t had much of a relationship since fifteen years ago?”

“Pfft.”

When he said this, Assistant Xiao Tang next to him was unable to hold it and laugh.

It turned out that the boss heard it just now….as expected, with the boss’s upbringing, even if he met someone he didn’t know well enough, he would still give a response. But just now, the boss just walked over straight away without giving a glance to this “Brother Zhengbo”.

Now that he thought about it, the picture just now was really cool.

Xiao Tang was so happy, but the face of Yan Zhengbo who heard the irony immediately turned ugly.

Although the Yan family’s net worth wasn’t bad these years, they hadn’t really squeezed into the upper class circle yet. This was a thorn in his father’s heart, how could it not be his.

Yan Zhengbo often went to high-spending places with his friends, and he often encountered the real rich second-generation. He didn’t think he was short of them, but because he hadn’t been truly acknowledged, he was all the more eager.

As everyone knew, those young ladies and young masters in the upper class most yearned for and wanted to curry favor with this…eldest grandson of the Shen family. He was the person at the top of the food chain. And at present, Yan Zhengbo wasn’t even a part of that food chain.

So what was it like to be satirized by Shen Yijin himself… Yan Zhengbo only felt that he couldn’t hold his face at all, and his face turned red instantly.

Still Shi Tailin can bend and stretch3Adaptable to different circumstances..

He hummed and agreed. Not only did he not refute, he also took the opportunity to suck up: “They are all relatives, they are all relatives… By the way, how did cousin Xun know President Shen?… Too coincidental haha. President Shen, hello, I am the general manager of Heng Yan Real Estate, my surname is Shi. I have always wanted to pay a visit to President Shen, but you are too busy, haha. I did not expect to run into you here today…”

As he said, Shi Tailin handed out a business card.

Although it wasn’t appropriate to introduce himself and emphasize the company behind, it was a desperate last-ditch attempt.

Anyway, if the talk wasn’t successfully concluded today, there should be no more chance in the future.

At the business card he handed out, Shen Yijin didn’t make a move. Instead, Xiao Tang nearby took it by himself and said: “Just leave it to me. I’m President Shen’s assistant.”

Shi Tailin: …? !

Yan Zhengbo:…

The two of them took a breath, and they felt like they were about to suffocate.

Is this President Shen’s assistant… They actually recognized this young man as a duck just now? !

In fact, Shi Tailin seemed to have seen this young man when he was waiting at the Shen Group….

But come on, he couldn’t remember every detail. There were so many people around President Shen, and he didn’t usually show up in the company. He hadn’t paid attention to so many people.

……

But this didn’t affect Shi Tailin’s stifling fear… Fortunately, Yan Zhengbo didn’t speak too clearly just now and didn’t really offend this assistant…

The business card was picked up, and Shi Tailin’s back was already wet.

Fortunately, President Shen’s assistant accepted this business card… It was also considered to have successfully taken a small step forward. Shi Tailin planned to make persistent efforts.

But at this moment, Yan Zhengbo opened his mouth again: “I haven’t seen Jingxun for a long time. There is indeed a misunderstanding. It turns out that Jingxun is a friend of President Shen. That’s really a great coincidence.”

Yan Zhengbo adjusted his suit again, trying to make himself look gentle and calm.

The period of silence just now was enough for him to think clearly–even if Yan Jingxun was now on good terms with President Shen, so what?

In the business field, can someone like Shen Yijin really change his mind for him?

Furthermore, even if they were holding hands in a large crowd now, it only showed that President Shen wasn’t as cold as the rumors, on the contrary, he had emotions and desires, which meant it was easier to communicate with him.

And Yan Jingxun should be a duck, he wasn’t wrong.

Yan Zhengbo couldn’t help but cast a look at Jing Xun on the opposite side, hoping that he would be smarter and understand the truth of “Flowing gold masters, Ironclad family4This sentence almost made my brain malfunction. I’m guessing he used this saying [铁打的营盘流水的兵] which translated to Flowing soldiers, iron-clad battalions. It is a common saying, which means that the battalion is fixed, but veterans leave and new recruits come all the time, just like running water, a metaphor showing that things are ALWAYS CHANGING. But Yan Zhengbo changed the word battalion to family, and soldier to gold masters(sugar daddy). So he was trying to say that Shen Yijin is just his temporary supporter while his family will always be his family. Not sure if I interpret it right but that’s the best I could come up with. Shrug*” .

If Yan Jingxun wanted to live well in the future, he still had to rely on their Yan family.

How long can he be someone’s little lover? What’s more, this person was still Shen Yijin.

After staring fixedly at Jingxun on the opposite side for a long while, Yan Zhengbo couldn’t help feeling in his heart: his cheap brother looks really good.

But he still remembered that Yan Jing went to his home three years ago, looking at his father with that kind of longing for paternal love….

Yan Zhengbo felt that such things would not change for as many years as they passed. He(jx) wanted to get the favor and attention of their father.

Confirming that “cheap brother” should understand the meaning in his eyes, and confident that even for the sake of their father, Yan Jingxun would help him speak, Yan Zhengbo put on a smiling face again and continued: “If I knew that President Shen is acquainted with our family Jingxun, then we wouldn’t have painstakingly wait here on purpose.”

“Is that so?”

Shen Yijin finally said coldly: “Are you waiting for me?”

“To tell the truth, President Shen, we did wait here on purpose.”

After his mind became active, he felt that he could blame his cheap brother for secretly inquiring about President Shen’s itinerary and let Yan jingxun carry the blame. While pretending to be close to Jingxun, Yan Zhengbo simply showed his cards directly: “Our company has a high-quality project and would like to invite Shen Group to cooperate. I don’t know if President Shen is interested…”

Saying this, he gave Yan Jingxun another look.

Unexpectedly, Shen Yijin directly interrupted his words.

The tall figure stood slightly to the side, and Yan Zhengbo’s line of sight to Jing Xun was blocked. Instead, his field of vision was filled with Shen Yijin’s cold eyebrows and frosty eyes. He heard him say: “Since the two of you are waiting for me and not here for dinner, I am sorry.”

Then, in Yan Zhengbo’s surprised eyes, Shen Yijin said to the lobby manager here: “I remember that VIP rooms only accept black card customers. Do these two gentlemen meet the requirements?”

The lobby manager immediately bowed and said, “I’ll check it now.”

Yan Zhengbo: “……?”


 

  • 1
    [枕头风] An idiom similar to pillow talk in English. Words encouraged by the wife or mistress on the pillow, usually to persuade the husband to do something.
  • 2
    This sentence is a bit confusing. STL means that since JX could hold hand with SYJ in public, he must be somewhat important to SYJ. So if JX is dissatisfied, he could blow pillow wind to persuade SYJ to not cooperate with their company.
  • 3
    Adaptable to different circumstances.
  • 4
    This sentence almost made my brain malfunction. I’m guessing he used this saying [铁打的营盘流水的兵] which translated to Flowing soldiers, iron-clad battalions. It is a common saying, which means that the battalion is fixed, but veterans leave and new recruits come all the time, just like running water, a metaphor showing that things are ALWAYS CHANGING. But Yan Zhengbo changed the word battalion to family, and soldier to gold masters(sugar daddy). So he was trying to say that Shen Yijin is just his temporary supporter while his family will always be his family. Not sure if I interpret it right but that’s the best I could come up with. Shrug*
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  1. Avatar kayrahiss says:

    Scum dad Yan has raised a “good” son 👍 With such a “clever” successor the dream of joining the upper class will remain just that – a pipe dream!
    Thank you for the translation 💕

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