FV: Chapter 80
Lin Fei looked helpless as he hugged himself and wept.
“Okay, I’ll accompany you to have breakfast,” he said as he lifted the quilt and got out of bed.
“But you still don’t have to go to school.” Ji Leyu felt wronged.
“Who said yesterday that they love school and school loves them?” Lin Fei asked him.
Ji Leyu, “……”
How could he believe this type of nonsense?
Didn’t he never believe it?
Ji Leyu snorted, turned around and walked toward his bedroom. He quickly brushed his teeth, washed his face, changed his clothes and went downstairs to eat with Lin Fei.
Lin Luoqing and Ji Yuxiao rarely got up late.
Lin Luoqing forgot to set the alarm clock and Ji Yuxiao slept well after a long absence.
Ji Leyu was shocked to realize that he was the only one in the family of four who had to get up early and had to go to school. He couldn’t eat any longer.
What type of human suffering was this?
What did he do wrong?
Why did he have to be QAQ?
Lin Fei looked at him and raised an eyebrow, inexplicably feeling that he was a bit cute.
He helped Ji Leyu pack up the bag and handed it to him. After Ji Leyu grabbed it, Lin Fei touched his head. “Don’t be upset. Go to school well. You are good. Brother will coax you.”
Ji Leyu, “……”
Ji Leyu still felt that he was too miserable.
Lin Fei hugged him. “Go.”
“Then you wait for me at home.” Ji Leyu was like a dehydrated fish.
Lin Fei nodded. “Yes.”
Ji Leyu reluctantly went out.
Luo Jia was a bit surprised to see he was the only one here this morning. “Where is Fei Fei?”
Ji Leyu’s delicate brow furrowed and he felt like dying. “He isn’t going to school today. He will transfer schools and doesn’t have to go to school until he transfers.”
Luo Jia didn’t understand why Lin Fei suddenly changed schools but he didn’t ask much. He only said, “This way.”
“Uncle, do you think I should also transfer schools?” Ji Leyu asked him.
Luo Jia, “……”
Luo Jia helped open the car door for him. “You should go to kindergarten obediently.”
The future big demon was crying out from his soul ‘Why do people have to go to school?’ today!
The moment Lin Luoqing woke up, he found that he had missed Ji Leyu’s school time. Ji Leyu had already gone to school.
He felt remorse in his heart and called Ji Leyu.
“I’m sorry, Xiao Yu. I just woke up and couldn’t send you to school. Once I come back next time, I will send you, okay?”
Ji Leyu replied to him with a smile, “It’s okay.”
He finished speaking and asked again, “Did you and Dad just get up?”
Lin Luoqing glanced at the closed door of the bathroom. He had just woken up. The two of them slept too soundly.
“Yes, I’m sorry.”
Ji Leyu smiled even more. “It’s okay, Dad. You leave later. Have lunch with Dad before going.”
“Okay.” Lin Luoqing felt that Ji Leyu was worrying a lot. “Then be obedient in school and listen well in class.”
“I got it.”
Ji Leyu talked to him for a while before hanging up.
The little boy waiting next to him immediately came over and warmly invited him, “Ji Leyu, let’s play on the seesaw together.”
Ji Leyu glanced at him and said indifferently, “I won’t play. Go aside and don’t bother me.”
It wasn’t at all like his sweet appearance when he was talking on the phone.
Lin Luoqing ate at home, accompanied Lin Fei for a while and then went to Lin Fei’s school.
Zhao Lei didn’t have class so she brought Lin Fei’s file to him. “I will tell his classmates that other schools poached him due to his excellent grades.”
“Okay.” Lin Luoqing had no objections. “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome. His grades are good. Once he grows up a bit more and reaches around the sixth grade, there really will be schools trying to poach him.”
For a child like Lin Fei, the older he was, the more he would be seen and sought after. He was still young. Even if he had a good academic performance, it was nothing to the children from wealthy families. However, as their age increased, Lin Fei’s grades, appearance and even quiet and cold personality would become extra points for him. His future would only be better.
“I wish him all the best,” Zhao Lei finally said.
Lin Luoqing smiled. “Yes.”
He said goodbye to Zhao Lei, got into the business car and prepared to pick up Ji Leyu.
It was rare to come back, but he overslept in the morning and didn’t send Ji Leyu to school. Lin Luoqing felt regretful and wanted to make up for it. In any case, he would only start work tomorrow morning. He could go back later. It was better to pick up Ji Leyu and go home with him for a meal before leaving.
“Just drop me at the gate of the kindergarten. You guys go back first and pick me up around 8 o’clock.”
“Isn’t that too late?” Wu Xinyuan was worried. “You have a scene tomorrow morning. If you leave after 8 o’clock, you won’t get back until early in the morning. You won’t get a good rest.”
“It’s okay.” Lin Luoqing didn’t care.
He could work a bit harder. He just hoped that the children would be happier, no matter whether it was Lin Fei or Ji Leyu.
Lin Luoqing went to school, leaving only Ji Yuxiao and Lin Fei in the house.
This was a rare situation. Most of the time, Ji Yuxiao wouldn’t be alone with Lin Fei because Ji Leyu was there. He would make noise and talk, filling the air with joy.
Now Ji Leyu went to school while he and Lin Fei stayed at home. The entire house seemed to be particularly deserted.
Ji Yuxiao felt that he should do something, so he pushed the wheelchair to the door of Lin Fei’s room. He knocked on the door and pushed it open, asking, “Do you want to eat fruit?”
Lin Fei nodded. “Thank you.”
“Then I’ll let Aunt Zhang send it up,” Ji Yuxiao said and called Aunt Zhang.
He entered Lin Fei’s bedroom and saw a book spread out in front of Lin Fei.
He liked to read books and would look through the books on his bookshelf when there was time.
Lin Luoqing wanted to make him a study room and the room had already been chosen. He had made an appointment with Lin Fei to give it after the new year for a good omen.
Lin Fei was very happy about this and even went to Ji Yuxiao’s study a few times. He wanted to see what the study was like and compare it to the style of his study.
Ji Yuxiao saw his quiet and sensible appearance and always felt dissatisfied when he remembered what Lin Fei experienced yesterday.
His personality was much more arrogant than Lin Luoqing’s and his handling methods were more intense than Lin Luoqing’s.
Ji Xin and Ji Leyu had a conflict. They were both children of his relatives but he stood by Ji Leyu’s side without hesitation. No matter what Ji Xin said, he only listened to Ji Leyu’s words. Not only did he not allow others to have the slightest suspicion of Ji Leyu but he directly hurt Ji Xin’s father without scruples in front of everyone.
Therefore, Ji Yuxiao was unwilling to let Lin Fei’s matter end like this.
This was his other child. There were only two children in the family who were both as precious as pearls. He was reluctant to say anything heavy to them so how could it be said by others?
A debt was still owed.
Ji Yuxiao thought about it. Then he lowered his head and sent a few WeChat messages to Zhuang Yue.
Aunt Zhang soon sent up the fruit. Ji Yuxiao took an orange, peeled it and handed it to Lin Fei.
Lin Fei politely said, “Thank you.”
“You are being polite again,” Ji Yuxiao reminded him.
Lin Fei was reminded about what he said before about not being so polite.
He thought about it and divided the orange in his hand in half. Then he handed the slightly larger part to Ji Yuxiao, which could be regarded as making up for it.
“I want the one in your hand,” Ji Yuxiao said.
Lin Fei glanced down and obediently handed out the half that had been left for himself.
Ji Yuxiao took it, broke it open, picked up a piece with a toothpick and raised it to his mouth. “Look, I won’t say thank you to you.”
Lin Fei, “……”
Yes, he would remember this time.
“Yes,” he responded. “I won’t say it next time.”
“That’s right.” Ji Yuxiao nodded and raised a hand to feed him the orange.
It was the first time Lin Fei was fed by Ji Yuxiao and he was too embarrassed to refuse. He could only open his mouth to let Ji Yuxiao stuff the orange in.
“Is it sweet?” Ji Yuxiao asked.
Lin Fei nodded.
“I also find it sweet.” Ji Yuxiao smiled. “It is because you gave it to me. What you give me is sweeter than others.”
Lin Fei, “……”
Lin Fei silently lowered his head and ate the orange. It was as if… it was really sweet.
Ji Yuxiao didn’t dare tease the child too much so after eating the orange, he touched Lin Fei’s head and left the room.
Zhang Yue quickly replied to his WeChat. Ji Yuxiao looked at it and made a few calls.
Ji Leyu finished school and couldn’t wait to rush out the school gate toward his car.
He opened the car door and was about to get into the car, but was surprised to find that Lin Luoqing was in the car.
“Dad!” Ji Leyu was pleasantly surprised.
Lin Luoqing hugged him and kissed his face. “My little baby.”
“Dad, you haven’t left?”
“I will leave after having dinner with you.” Lin Luoqing touched his soft hair.
Ji Leyu was happy. He leaned on Lin Luoqing and acted coquettishly with him. “I thought I wouldn’t see you when I came back today.”
They had been getting along for a while. Lin Luoqing was gentle and considerate to him, so Ji Leyu couldn’t help feeling some attachment.
Lin Luoqing saw the dependence on Ji Leyu’s face and was inwardly surprised and delighted. He hadn’t expected that Ji Leyu would show such an expression to him one day.
When he first came into this world, he only thought that he had to prevent Ji Leyu from arranging a marriage between a person and a dog in the future. He didn’t expect that there would be such a day.
What a rarity!
He Ni picked up Zhang Xiaosong and came home in a happy mood. Then as soon as she arrived home, she saw her husband with a gloomy expression.
“What’s wrong with you?” He Ni hurried over in a concerned manner. “Who offended you that you are making such an ugly expression?”
She didn’t know what she said, but Zhang Qing became even angrier at her words. “Who offended me? Who did you say offended me?”
He Ni was taken aback by his sudden temper and said in a wronged manner, “How can I know who offended you? Go to whoever offended you. What is the use of becoming angry with me?”
“Did you bully a child called Lin Fei yesterday?” Zhang Qing asked.
“And you—” He pointed to Zhang Xiaosong, who had sat down to watch TV as soon as he returned. “Have you been causing trouble at school again? Did I let you go to school to make trouble? Can’t you just be well-behaved?”
He was so angry that he walked over to turn off the TV. “Look at you. You only know how to watch TV. What about your homework? Have you done your homework?”
Zhang Xiaosong was so frightened by him that tears were about to come out.
He Ni hurriedly defended the child. “Why are you acting so fiercely? It isn’t Xiaosong’s fault. Can’t you see that his face is hurt? What do you mean by the fact that I bullied Lin Fei? He hit your son. Can’t I say a few words to him?”
“Why did he hit Xiaosong? Why did he suddenly hit Xiaosong? Didn’t Xiaosong bully people first?”
“Still, he didn’t hit them!” He Ni shouted. “Look at you. People are bullying your son but you aren’t even helping him and you are instead helping an outsider. Are you Lin Fei’s father or Xiaosong’s father?”
Zhang Qing heard this and laughed in a self-deprecating manner. “Even if I want to be Lin Fei’s father, do I have the qualifications? Am I worthy? I’m not worthy!”
He Ni hadn’t expected him to say this and her body trembled with anger. “What do you mean by this? Do you think your son is inferior to Lin Fei?”
Zhang Qing shook his head. “I am the one who isn’t good. I’m not as good as Lin Fei’s father!”
“I was supposed to go accompany a client to drink and talk about signing a contract at this time today, but I’m at home now. Do you know why? Is it that I don’t want to drink with a client? No! It is because the client doesn’t want to cooperate with me any longer and doesn’t want to see me, so I can only go home! Do you know why the client rejected me at this time?” He asked his wife.
“It is because of you and Xiaosong. You bullied another family’s child and that child’s uncle came to trouble me. Understand? Do you get it?”
He Ni naturally didn’t understand. “Do you mean Lin Fei’s uncle? However, I know Lin Fei’s situation. His family has no money, let alone power. How can his uncle trouble you?”
“How is it impossible? I called and I humbly asked him, ‘President Ji, what are you doing? I haven’t offended you. Why are you suddenly like this?’ Then that person told me, ‘Go and ask your wife and son and tell them I am Lin Fei’s uncle.’ Isn’t this clear? Isn’t this obvious?”
He Ni didn’t understand. “Is this Ji so powerful?”
Zhang Qing laughed. “Ji Yuxiao of the Ji Group. He is the chairman’s son and the only son now. Do you think he is powerful?”
He Ni’s eyes widened instantly. She hadn’t expected it to be this President Ji.
“Impossible. How could Lin Fei have such an uncle?”
“Do you think it is useful to say it is impossible? As long as Ji Yuxiao says he is then he is! The point isn’t whether he is Lin Fei’s uncle or not. It is that he has made it clear he will support Lin Fei. I’m asking you, why do you care about a child when you are an adult? Xiaosong might not understand anything but don’t you understand things? Now it is like this. What do you want me to do? He has such a powerful identity that one casual sentence can determine whether I have one more partner or one less partner. If this matter isn’t resolved, the future profits of the company will definitely be affected.”
“Then what should we do?” He Ni asked urgently.
“What else can we do?” Zhang Qing was angry. “Is this unclear? You and Xiaosong have to go apologize to Lin Fei. Go and ask Lin Fei to forgive you. If Lin Fei forgives you then this matter might not be pursued. If Lin Fei doesn’t forgive you, this person definitely won’t let me go easily.”
He Ni was unwilling. “I have to go to apologize to him? How can I apologize to him? He is a child yet you want me to apologize to him?”
“It isn’t just you. Xiaosong will also go. You will go together tomorrow!”
Zhang Xiaosong shook his head and shouted, “I’m not going. He hit me but I should apologize to him?”
“You aren’t going, are you?” Zhang Qing stared at him coldly. “If you don’t go, I’ll cut off your pocket money, take your phone and tablet and force you to go.”
“Don’t talk about Lin Fei hitting you. I want to hit you now!”
Zhang Xiaosong was so wronged that tears were about to come out. He turned his head and ran into his bedroom.
He Ni looked between her husband and her son and felt panicked in her heart. How could this be? How could Ji Yuxiao be Lin Fei’s uncle? If she had known this, she wouldn’t have said those words.
She sat down on the sofa without any strength, her eyes sore.
He Ni didn’t sleep well all night because she constantly thought about what happened yesterday.
Once she finally fell asleep, Zhang Qing woke her back up and urged her and Zhang Xiaosong to apologize to Lin Fei.
“I’ll send you there,” he said coldly.
Zhang Xiaosong cried and refused to go. Zhang Qing grabbed him and hit his buttocks hard. “Are you going or not?”
Zhang Xiaosong was very firm at the beginning. Then once he felt the pain from his back, he stopped struggling and cried. “I’ll go, I’ll go.”
It was only then that Zhang Qing let go and took him and He Ni out the door.
He Ni hugged her crying son and persuaded him to be obedient for a while. He just had to apologize and not fight with Lin Fei.
Zhang Xiaosong felt even more aggrieved. He was obviously the one who was hit. Why did he still have to apologize?
He cried all the way to the door of Ji Yuxiao’s villa.
Then he became stunned.
This villa was bigger than his family’s one. Did Lin Fei actually live in such a big house?!
Wasn’t he poor?!
Zhang Xiaosong couldn’t understand anything.
Zhang Qing went to ring the doorbell. Then he called Ji Yuxiao and said that he had arrived.
Ji Yuxiao opened the curtains and took a look. He indeed saw three figures.
He looked at his watch. It was almost 2 o’clock.
“Your wife made my child stand for almost an afternoon. Isn’t it only fair that she and her son stand for an afternoon?”
Zhang Qing had heard He Ni explain the whole matter last night so he had an understanding of this part. He could only respectfully say, “Okay.”
Ji Yuxiao sneered coldly and mocked, “Okay? Who are you joking? Where did Fei Fei stand? It was the teacher’s office. Where are your wife and son standing? It is my doorstep. Can these two things be the same? Is my doorstep the same as the teacher’s office?”
Zhang Qing didn’t think Ji Yuxiao would make trouble to this extent. He secretly thought that the second son of the Ji family was really like the rumors. Ever since becoming disabled, he was completely gloomy and moody.
This type of person couldn’t be messed with.
“Once Xiaosong goes to school tomorrow, I will ask him to go to the teacher’s office to punish him. He will tell them that he wronged Lin Fei and bullied his classmates, so he should be punished by the teacher.”
Ji Yuxiao was barely satisfied. “That is a bit fair.”’
“Yes,” Zhang Qing said in a low voice.
He Ni heard his words and turned to look at him with a puzzled face.
Zhang Qing hung up the phone and told Zhang Xiaosong what he had just said.
Zhang Xiaosong shook his head and refused. “I don’t want to.”
“If you don’t want to, I will personally send you there and watch you get punished.”
Zhang Xiaosong wanted to cry again.
He turned around and wanted to leave, but was stopped by Zhang Qing. “Stand obediently.”
“Xiaosong will be punished tomorrow. Does he still need to stand now?”
Zhang Qing sighed. He looked at the closed door and said calmly, “Stand still.”
“If you don’t stand and wait, how can he open the door for us? If he doesn’t open the door, how can you apologize?”
So they had to stand.
The autumn wind suddenly picked up, blowing the fallen leaves all over the ground. It also blew Zhang Xiaosong’s sore face from crying just now and blew sadness and shame into He Ni’s heart.
Standing at Ji Yuxiao’s doorstep, she had never felt that time passed so slowly.
The author has something to say:
Mr Ji: Ever since I got the label of moody, gloomy and cloudy, I feel more comfortable doing things~
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GOOD!! That’s what you get for being so mean to the baby!
My heart feels so satisfied with this punishment. Thank you for translating!
Next time maybe you will have more brain and educate your child in the right way and don’t spoil him rotten.
Thx for the ch (ㅅ˘ㅂ˘)
Good that the punishment isn’t overblown like some. It is appropriate that all three got punished together because honestly, the reason the child that arrogant can be seen by the parents’ attitude. Hopefully the child will remember this lesson and be more mindful growing up.