Chapter 776: Valentine’s Day (A)
“No big deal. I just missed you. I wanted to hear your voice.” Yang Ming said.
“Is that true?” Xiao Qing obviously didn’t quite believe it. “Did you call me so late just for this?”
“What else?” Yang Ming said with a smile, “I’ve been quite busy after Chinese New Year. I didn’t get to see you…”
“What are you talking about? I’m not a child. If you have some business, you should deal with it. I have seen a lot of unfavorable news about the jewelry company recently. Dad also told me to ask you what happened when I had time and whether you needed his help. I didn’t expect you to solve it yourself.” Xiao Qing said.
“Right. Sister Xiao Qing, what do you want to do on Valentine’s Day?” asked Yang Ming.
“Valentine’s day? Hehe.” Xiao Qing smiled after listening. “Do you really want to ask me how I want it to be?”
Yang Ming asked because he was afraid that Xiao Qing would feel uncomfortable, but Yang Ming also knew that it wouldn’t be possible to have Chen Mengyan go out with Xiao Qing.
Listening to Xiao Qing’s question, he couldn’t help but answer, “Yes…”
“You aren’t quite confident yourself. Hehe, you should accompany Chen Mengyan. I don’t want to be scolded by the world. Also, what other time can’t we go out? Do we really want to choose such a conspicuous day like Valentine’s Day? Do you want your parents to know?” Xiao Qing said.
“Hehe…” Yang Ming’s heart also became relaxed. He thought that Xiao Qing still understood him, but he said otherwise, “What do we need to be afraid for?”
“Fine. I don’t want to argue with you. I really have a date on Valentine’s Day. If you asked me to go out, I don’t have time.” Xiao Qing replied.
“Ah? You have a date?” This time it was Yang Ming’s turn to be surprised. Although Yang Ming felt guilty for not being able to accompany Xiao Qing on Valentine’s Day, if Xiao Qing went out with others, how could Yang Ming feel better?
“Yes, if you can’t spend Valentine’s Day with me, then can’t I spend it with others?” asked Xiao Qing.
“You… Who are you going out with?” Yang Ming asked nervously.
“I don’t want to tell you.” Xiao Qing deliberately teased Yang Ming. “Don’t I have some privacy? Besides, I’m your godsister, not your girlfriend.”
Yang Ming shook his head. Xiao Qing rarely complained and threw little temper to him. However, Yang Ming knew Xiao Qing’s character. Yang Ming knew that Xiao Qing was still quite sensible. It was impossible for Xiao Qing to go out with a man casually. Could it be that she was to accompany godfather or godmother?
Thinking of this, Yang Ming quickly asked, “Are you accompanying godfather or godmother?”
“Of course not!” Xiao Qing denied. “Well, stop guessing. I have to sleep. I’m so tired.”
“Alright… then you should rest first…” Yang Ming’s heart drew a question mark. He hung up reluctantly.
Yesterday evening, Yang Ming had confirmed with Lin Zhiyun and Chen Mengyan that he would go and pick them up early in the morning. Then, the three of them would go to the beach together. However, they didn’t expect Tian Donghua to call and ask Yang Ming if he had any arrangements on Valentine’s Day. Tian Donghua wanted to participate.
Since Tian Donghua had opened his mouth, Yang Ming also found it inappropriate to refuse. What’s more, even if Yang Ming said that he didn’t have any arrangements for Valentine’s Day, Tian Donghua had to believe it as well. It was better to tell Tian Dongua the plan since the more, the merrier.
Tian Donghua was naturally thick-skinned to follow along, so Yang Ming could only count him in.
Yang Ming first drove to Chen Mengyan’s home. Chen Mengyan had appeared on the doorstep of the community on time. Today, Chen Mengyan wore a coat she used to wear in high school. When she chatted with Yang Ming a few days ago, Yang Ming accidentally brought it up and said that Chen Mengyan’s appeared pretty in this outfit. Chen Mengyan only wore it for a few days and never wore it again. Yang Ming still wondered why.
Chen Mengyan explained that this outfit looked a bit mature, unlike a student. Thus, she never wore it later on. But now that she was already a college student, there was no need to worry about it.
Therefore, at Yang Ming’s request, Chen Mengyan found the outfit after returning home.
Chen Mengyan ran to the front of Yang Ming’s car. She opened the front passenger’s door and sat there. Anyway, Chen Mengyan wasn’t in the car with Lin Zhiyun, so Chen Mengyan didn’t intentionally sit in the back.
“Is this outfit good-looking?” Chen Mengyan asked Yang Ming after getting in the car.
“How is the outfit good-looking?” Yang Ming snorted. Chen Mengyan almost died of anger and was about to erupt on the spot, but Yang Ming continued to say, “The key is that the person looks good. My Mengyan would look nice in any outfit.”
“I guess you know the situation…” Chen Mengyan rolled her eyes at Yang Ming.
“However, you’d look better if you didn’t wear anything.” Yang Ming continued with another sentence.
“Go to hell!” Chen Mengyan was a little bit dumbfounded. Yang Ming’s mouth was flirtatious just like how he used to be in school.
When they were approaching Lin Zhiyun’s house, Yang Ming called Lin Zhiyun. Yang Ming wanted to tell her that they would be almost there. However, the one who answered the phone was Shen Yueping, “Hello, Yang Ming. This is Aunty Shen!”
“Aunty Shen, where is Zhiyun?” Yang Ming was baffled. Why did Shen Yueping answer the phone call?
“Yang Ming, Yun Er suddenly had a stomachache this morning. I’m afraid she can’t go out with you…” said Shen Yueping.
“Ah? Stomachache? What happened? Is it serious? Wasn’t she alright yesterday?” Yang Ming was surprised and asked, a little baffled.
“It’s alright. It is that kind which belongs to the girls…” Shen Yueping hinted. “Yun Er just fell asleep. She told me to pick up if there was a phone call…”
“I see…” Yang Ming frowned. “Well, tell Zhiyun to rest well.”
“Sure, when Yun Er wakes up, I will ask her to call you.” Shen Yueping said.
“Well, then…” Yang Ming sighed and hung up.
“What happened?” Chen Mengyan also heard the general story from the side. “Sister Lin has a stomachache? Let’s go and visit her.”
“It seems that this isn’t the case…” Yang Ming frowned on the other hand. He could roughly guess Lin Zhiyun’s thinking. “Zhiyun didn’t want to come out with us on Valentine’s Day…”
“Why? I treat her very well…” Chen Mengyan was afraid that Yang Ming would think too much and explained quickly.
“I know. It’s just Lin Zhiyun’s character…” Yang Ming hesitated. “Forget it. Let’s go with just the two of us. I will ask her again alone.”
Sure enough, Yang Ming’s guess wasn’t wrong. After a long time, Lin Zhiyun sent a text message saying, “I’m fine. Don’t worry. Have fun with Sister Mengyan.”
Yang Ming purposely handed the phone to Chen Mengyan. Chen Mengyan also became somewhat silent. She knew that Lin Zhiyun was afraid that it wasn’t too good for three people to spend Valentine’s Day together, so she deliberately found an excuse not to participate.
“Then… When we come back, you should go out and play with Sister Lin alone.” Chen Mengyan said apologetically.
“I know.” Yang Ming nodded. “Okay, Zhiyun has such a temper. Let us be happy. Probably Tian Donghua and they all have arrived.”
They had Tian Donghua rent a small yacht in advance. Although it was winter, the sea breeze was still chilly. However, the view of the sea inside the boat was still enjoyable. When Yang Ming came to the seaside pier, he saw that Tian Donghua’s car was already parked there.
Tian Donghua droved a Donghai-licensed Toyota Land Cruiser. Yang Ming wasn’t excited about Japanese cars, but the car was relatively good.
Yang Ming didn’t know whether the matter between Tian Donghua and Wang Xue was resolved, but the two of them seemed to show no peculiar signs on the surface. They appeared to be lovey-dovey.
“Yang Ming!” Tian Donghua got out of his car and waved his hand at Yang Ming.
“You came quite early!” Yang Ming took Chen Mengyan’s hand and walked over to Tian Donghua’s side.
Yang Ming nodded to Wang Xue out of courtesy. After all, she was Zhou Jiajia’s best friend. Moreover, even if Wang Xue had an affair behind Tian Donghua, it was still Tian Donghua’s family matter. It had nothing to do with Yang Ming.
The four of them walked in the direction of the pier and arrived at the boat rental side of the dock.
“I’m Tian Donghua. I rented a yacht here yesterday. Now we are ready to board it…” Tian Donghua told the staff at the rental office.
“Wait a minute. Let me check…” The staff member nodded and began to look it up on the computer. After a while, the staff member said apologetically, “I’m sorry sir. Your registration isn’t here.”
“My registration isn’t here? How is that possible?” Tian Donghua was shocked. He took out the receipt from his pocket from when he booked the yacht yesterday. “You look again!”
“Okay.” The staff member glanced at the order number and then rechecked it. However, after some investigation, he said, “Sir, the boat you rented on the computer was rented by someone else, not in your name. ”
Tian Donghua frowned and pointed to the document in his hand. “This invoice won’t be fake, right? Are you mistaken?”
The staff carefully looked at the invoice in Tian Donghua’s hand. There was a seal of the leasing office. There should be no mistake, but how did the computer not show it? The staff turned to the interior and summoned the manager.
“Manager, there is a yacht rented by a customer here that isn’t displayed on the computer. What do you think?” The staff member asked.
“Oh? Let me see?” A middle-aged man with a big belly walked out and took the invoice that Tian Donghua handed over. He looked at it with a few glances and said, “This, I got it. His boat was rented to someone else. You give him the deposit back.”
When Tian Donghua heard it, his face immediately became sour! He had rented the boat. Now, in the presence of so many people, especially Wang Xue, Tian Donghua was embarrassed. How could he just let it slip? The temper of the Tian Family’s first young master wasn’t as arrogant as the second, but it still wasn’t very good. Or else, in the past, he wouldn’t have beaten a person until he was seriously injured just for a woman!
“Do you think it is enough just to give a refund? I reserved the boat first, and yet you rented it to someone else. Don’t you know first come, first serve?” Tian Donghua was displeased at the time and asked with a sullen face.
“It is my call to rent it or not. The boat is mine. What can you do if I don’t rent it to you?” The manager didn’t take Tian Donghua seriously.