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BPLW Chapter Five

In-depth Philosophy and Small Facade House

“Qin Ke?”

Shen Ran was carrying a schoolbag on his back, looking at Qin Ke who emitted cold air all over his body.

No need to mention, the male characters in this book all look pretty good indeed.

Qin Ke’s height was 187, very handsome.

He like Qi Xiaoyang, the male student who Shen Ran bullied.

Last time it was Shen Ran who shut Qi Xiaoyang into the piano room on the top floor, leaving him to spend his estrus in the piano room alone.

He was admitted to the hospital the next day and took a week off before returning to class.

Qi Xiaoyang and Shen Ran were on the same grade but different faculty. In the original book, Shen Ran was a rich young master who bullies others, and Qi Xiaoyang was a poor male Cinderella.

Cinderella were generally beautiful and cute, and were protected by the prince.

That’s right, Qin gave it a try1This is the original raw context; 秦试试看就是齐骁阳的王子(qin shi shi kan jiu shi qi xiao yang de wang zi). Not sure if it typo or words play? If it typo, I think it might be 秦柯一看就是齐骁阳的王子(qin ke yi kan jiu shi qi xiao yang de wang zi); with a glance one can know that Qin Ke was Qi Xiao Yang’s prince. was Qi Xiaoyang’s prince.

Shen Ran looked up at Qin Ke and asked, “Oh? When did Second Young Master Qin come back?”

All classmates could feel the low pressure on Qin Ke’s body, and everyone did not dare to get close and walked around them to leave the classroom.

No one dares to take control2of the situation, and no one wanted to.

Shen Ran’s popularity was bad, and he doesn’t have many friends in school.

Many students disliked his little young master attitude and style.

Now that someone teaches him how to behaved, his classmates would be glad to see it happened.

Qin Ke said in a low voice: “Yesterday was only a little lesson I teaches you. If you dare to touch him again in the future, I will make you bear the consequences.”

Shen Ran sighed and asked, “Second Young Master Qin, I know you have this ability. I bullied Qi Xiaoyang, you take revenge on me, and we are even. I won’t bully your beloved again in the future and you also no need to come and look for me anymore.”

After talking Shen Ran wanted to bypass him and leave.

Qin Ke stopped him and said, “Do you think I would believe it?”

Shen Ran asked: “Then what would you do to me if you don’t believe me? Yesterday you sent someone to beat me, as long as the school check the CCTV monitors, they can find out. But I don’t plan to investigate, I reap what I sowed. But, Second Young Master Qin, ask yourself. According to your current ability, can you fight with the Shen family and the Min family?”

Qin Ke was silent in front of him.

Shen Ran smiled and said, “Well, even if you go head-on, and insisted on giving me a bloody lesson. Even if the Shen family and the Min family can’t touch you directly, do you forget your little boyfriend? If I guess it right, you guys had broke up, right?”

Qin Ke frowned, obviously wondering why Shen Ran knew about this.

Shen Ran said that he was not only knew about this, but also knew why they were broke up.

The opposite Qin Ke did not speak anymore, because he knew that what Shen Ran said was the truth.

Qin Ke’s status in the Qin family was really dispensable.

His father Qin Zhengdong abandoned his true love and married his mother, and his mother died of illness within a few years.

Then he brought his true love back to the Qin family directly, and also brought his brother who was two years older than him.

Since then, Qin Ke has become the Second Young Master Qin. Without the protection of his mother, his father disliked3Raw 不待见(bu dai jian); lit. not wait to see. But there’s another meaning to this word. 待见 can also mean Like or Love. This word are mostly used in Northeast China. For more info ▷ https://forum.wordreference.com/threads him even more. It can be said he was very unlovable in the Qin family.

If it weren’t for his half brother’s congenital disability…

The Qin family can protect him, but they will never protect the little lamb4 I guess this is Qin Ke’s pet name for Xiaoyang. Qi Xiaoyang(齐骁阳) has the same pinyin but different tone as little lamb 小羊(xiao yang)..

Shen Ran sighed. Maybe because he think that Qin Ke was also a pitiful person, so he said, “Second Young Master, rather than wasting your time on me, it was better to take control of the Qin family’s financial power earlier. At that time, will anyone dare to bully your little lamb?”

Done speaking, he carried his schoolbag, turned and walked downstairs.

It can be seen that Qin Ke listened to Shen Ran’s words.

Although he didn’t reacted until after Shen Ran left, why Shen Ran, who normally extremely unreliable, was saying such a deep and philosophical words to him today?

As Shen Ran said, Qi Xiaoyang has indeed broken up with him, what position does he have to take care of his affairs?

Unexpectedly, Shen Ran walked to the corner of the stairs and stopped again. He raised his head and shouted upstairs: “Do you want to know why Qi Xiaoyang broke up with you? Go home and ask your dad. He will definitely tell you the answer.”

In the original book, Qin father was dissatisfied with Qin Ke finding a boy from poor family to be his daughter-in-law, and privately appointed him a blind date with a prospective marriage partner.

As for Qi Xiaoyang, who Qin Ke couldn’t let go, he5Qin Father naturally couldn’t sit still and went to find Qi Xiaoyang personally. Didn’t know what he had told him and making the two of them broke up.

Qi Xiaoyang was also in his third-year this year, and he disappeared for a while after this incident.

When he reappeared, it was a senior internship already.

Afterwards, the matter was even more unbearable.

Shen Ran sighed, this little lamb was just a lamb to be slaughtered, with a miserable life experience and even worse fate.

There were only few classes on Friday, only one major in the morning, and a complete rest in the afternoon.

Shen Ran planned to go to the village in the city to see the building that he was optimistic about last night.

Therefore he directly went out of the school, opened the rental platform, and went to looked for the place based on the address on it.

Half an hour later, he arrived on foot at the village in the city which was at the back gate of H University, and stopped in front of a street shop with the word chai6Raw 拆(chai); dismantle, demolished. It might literally means the place are going to be demolished. But it is also a word that describing about a fortune-telling by analyzing the components of a Chinese character. A method of divination by disassemble the radical strokes of Chinese characters and give explanations to predict good and bad.  It’s an old superstition activity. I will leave it in pinyin for now and see how it goes. Been long time already since I read this novel, I forget whether this place was really demolished _(:3」∠)_ written on it.

Looking at this remote street and old residential area, Shen Ran swallowed.

In fact, he has a clear goal when he went out, the cheaper the better.

What can you do with a special start-up capital of 10,000 yuan?

After looking up all the conditions, there was only one search result that meet his requirements.

To be honest, you get what you paid for, and the surrounding environment of the storefront with a monthly rent of less than 1,000 yuan was indeed not very good.

He looked at this agency, although it was a little shabby, but still had a few customers.

When Shen Ran walked in, there was a young couple carrying a suitcase and signing the rental contract.

It seemed to be a young couple who fell in love in college, ready to start their cohabitation life.

Soon, someone at the counter of the agency shouted: “Next, is there still any renter?”

Fortunately, Shen Ran had experience in renting a house. For three years in high school, because he had been admitted to a key high school7Raw 重点高中(Zhòngdiǎn gāozhōng); seems to refer to high schools that are certified by the Chinese government to have higher teaching standards than normal high schools. In short; top ranked/elite school. and was far away from home, for the convenience of part-time job, he had always rented a house outside.

As soon as he entered the door, he stepped forward and asked, “Boss, what kind of house do you have? Is the price favorable?”

There was only one person in this store, who seemed to be both the owner and the staff.

He looked young, seemed to be in his twenties.

The other party raised his head and glanced at Shen Ran, and saw him dressed up as a student, thinking that he was also a young couple who had stayed outside of college like the two just now.

He said, “You are alone? Where’s your girlfriend? We have a favorable price here. Single rooms 500, suite room 800. You have seen the environment, this area is an old residential area, all are self-built private houses. Pay 50 yuan agency fee, deposit one month and three month rent8 In case you’re confuse, 押一付三(Yā yī fù sān); deposit one month and 3 month rent. Ex; if one month 500, then it’s 500×3+500= 2000 ( I hope I get this right 😅).”

Shen Ran smiled and said, “Big Brother, I’m not renting a house, do you have a storefronts here?”

Upon hearing this, the other party immediately stood up and looked up and down at Shen Ran.

Dressed as a student, Shen Ran didn’t looked like a small businessman, the other party asked suspiciously: “You want to rent a shop?”

Shen Ran said: “Can’t I?”

Obviously, the other party also felt that he himself was a bit lenient. He was an intermediary who rent out as long as the other party gives money, why would he asked so much?

Thus, he nodded and said: “Yes, we didn’t called it a store here, but a facade house9A house located on the side road, usually used for commercial purposes. Generally speaking, a facade room refers to a house facing the street. Usually, people who buy facade houses are merchants/businessmen.. 800 to 1500, with land area of 30 to 60. Come with me and see?”

For such a small agency company, renting out a shop was considered a big business.

Shen Ran nodded and said, “Sure, then you take me to see.”

The other party locked the door and took Shen Ran to looked at a few stores.

Although this place was remote, but it was crowded with people. The agency brother introduced himself: “My surname is Liu, and my name is Liu Peng. Don’t look at our dilapidated place, the surrounding area will be demolished in a short time. The tall buildings are up. The environment will be better.”

Shen Ran asked: “Oh? Then your place here are going to be demolished soon, too?”

Liu Peng replied, “No, it can’t be demolished here. There is an ancestral hall in our village, and there are more than a dozen ancient locust trees. Here and here, are ancient buildings designated for protection. It may be rectified, but the demolishing is definitely not possible. Moreover, here is near to H University, and many students are rented the houses here.”

This brother were very talkative, but after a while, Shen Ran got to know the surrounding’s whole situation.

Soon, Liu Peng took him to the front a shop facing the street, opened the rolling shutter gate, a musty smell came from inside.

Liu Peng fanned his nose and said, “I haven’t opened the door for more than a month. It’s a bit damp. Just open the window for ventilation.”

Shen Ran followed Liu Peng and went inside. Although there was a moldy smell, it was not much different than his previous living environment.

And this shop has been renovated, there were also a lot of office equipment inside.

Liu Peng introduced: “Uh…originally here was an advertising company. The boss ran away with his little sister-in-law. He didn’t ask for the remaining two months rent of money. His wife came to make trouble several times. I already called to confirm that he won’t come back for these computer, printers, projector or anything for the time being. Anyway, I also don’t use these things. I can let you use them but I can’t give them to you. You… can give me 200 yuan more for a month rent!”

Shen Ran stepped forward and checked the office supplies. All of them looked new.

There was a laptop computer and a desktop computer. He turned on the computer and looked at it. The configuration was still acceptable.

200 yuan a month rent was reasonable.

Shen Ran asked: “How much is this room?”

Liu Peng thought for a while and said, “This is inner and outer vestibule room, and there is a small room inside that can be used as an office. I will charge you 1200 a month, plus the previous 200, it’s 1400.”

Shen Ran looked at the circumstances inside the shop. Although it was a little messy, from the perspective of the street storefront, it was clean and tidy.

Moreover, the decoration of the small door was very good, probably to make the little sister-in-law happy, they still made a good design.

But when he touched the mere 10,000 yuan of special start-up funds in his pocket, Shen Ran twitched his lips and smiled at Liu Peng: “Brother, can it be cheaper?”

Probably because he was fascinated by Shen Ran’s smile, Liu Peng held back for a long time, and said: “Give you 1300… and  you will be exempted from your water bill.”

Shen Ran nodded in satisfaction and said, “Okay! Then… shall we sign the contract?”

The contract was very simple. He rented a house and paid out 5200 yuan in one lump sum, and just like that it gone more than half.

Only 4800 were left, and at least the two months of employees’ salary must be guaranteed.

As soon as he put the contract away, he heard a prompt from the system: “Congratulations Host, for completing the first task of the Primary Stage, reward X10 Credit Points. The new system task has been issued, please go to the task panel to receive it as soon as possible.”

Hope you like this chapter! <3

  • 1
    This is the original raw context; 秦试试看就是齐骁阳的王子(qin shi shi kan jiu shi qi xiao yang de wang zi). Not sure if it typo or words play? If it typo, I think it might be 秦柯一看就是齐骁阳的王子(qin ke yi kan jiu shi qi xiao yang de wang zi); with a glance one can know that Qin Ke was Qi Xiao Yang’s prince.
  • 2
    of the situation
  • 3
    Raw 不待见(bu dai jian); lit. not wait to see. But there’s another meaning to this word. 待见 can also mean Like or Love. This word are mostly used in Northeast China. For more info ▷ https://forum.wordreference.com/threads
  • 4
     I guess this is Qin Ke’s pet name for Xiaoyang. Qi Xiaoyang(齐骁阳) has the same pinyin but different tone as little lamb 小羊(xiao yang).
  • 5
    Qin Father
  • 6
    Raw 拆(chai); dismantle, demolished. It might literally means the place are going to be demolished. But it is also a word that describing about a fortune-telling by analyzing the components of a Chinese character. A method of divination by disassemble the radical strokes of Chinese characters and give explanations to predict good and bad.  It’s an old superstition activity. I will leave it in pinyin for now and see how it goes. Been long time already since I read this novel, I forget whether this place was really demolished _(:3」∠)_
  • 7
    Raw 重点高中(Zhòngdiǎn gāozhōng); seems to refer to high schools that are certified by the Chinese government to have higher teaching standards than normal high schools. In short; top ranked/elite school.
  • 8
    In case you’re confuse, 押一付三(Yā yī fù sān); deposit one month and 3 month rent. Ex; if one month 500, then it’s 500×3+500= 2000 ( I hope I get this right 😅)
  • 9
    A house located on the side road, usually used for commercial purposes. Generally speaking, a facade room refers to a house facing the street. Usually, people who buy facade houses are merchants/businessmen.
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  1. Avatar Cynd1972 says:

    Thank you for the translation !

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