Chapter 99 – A poor man came to make trouble
Saturday morning, Gu Hai was dressed in a nice clothes, squatted beside the bed and then pinched Bai Luo Yin’s face.
“I’m going out for a while.”
Bai Luo Yin just woke up from his sleep, his sleepy voice was somewhat sluggish.
“Where are you going?”
“My brother returned today, I’m going to meet him at the airport.”
Bai Luo Yin rubbed his eyes, “Your brother? Biological brother? Why have I never heard you talking about him before?”
“Not biological, it’s my cousin. He’s living abroad, there’s not many opportunity for us to meet. This time he came back because of his business too, he will be here just for a few days and then he will go back.”
Bai Luo Yin sat on the bed, “Ng… Then you should go before you late.”
Gu Hai stared at Bai Luo Yin for a while, “What are you going to do today?”
“I don’t have any plan. Maybe I will do my homework, or maybe I will go to Aunt Zhou’s stall to see if there’s anything I can help.”
“Don’t run around anywhere else!” Gu Hai spoke as if he was persuading a little kid.
Bai Luo Yin frowned, “Don’t mind me, quickly do your own things.”
Gu Hai softly patted Bai Luo Yin’s cheeks, then walked outside.
After Gu Hai left, Bai Luo Yin couldn’t sleep anymore, so he changed his clothes and went out.
Aunt Zhou was in the middle of preparing inside her stall, upon seeing Bai Luo Yin, her face was
overflowed with gentle smile.
“Yin zi, you came already.”
Bai Luo Yin nodded his head, and walked until he arrived at the kitchen, several chefs were very busy with their own things inside. Now Aunt Zhou’s stall is not only selling breakfast, but also lunch and dinner, just like a small restaurant. Because the price is cheap, the hygiene is clean, and the food tastes good, every day the shop always full of people. If some people didn’t get any seat, they will order to bring the food home.
Everytime Bai Luo Yin come over, Aunt Zhou would always go to the kitchen and cook for him personally.
“Aunt Zhou, no need to do it. I can just eat anything.”
Aunt Zhou shook her head, “It’s not a trouble.”
As she said that, there was one customer yelled in a loud voice from outside, “Give me one more beef
Aunt Zhou’s gaze changed, as if a hint of misery appeared on her eyes, but she didn’t want to show it to Bai Luo Yin. She gave an instruction to the chef beside her, signaled him to give what the customer ordered.
The chef was unwilling, “How many days has this person been eating without paying?”
When Bai Luo Yin heard it he was dumbfounded, “Aunt Zhou, this person has been eating without paying?”
“Don’t bother about him.” Aunt Zhou grabbed Bai Luo Yin’s arm, “It’s okay, he alone didn’t eat that much. Come, sit over here. I made this for you.”
How can Bai Luo Yin still have the heart to eat? Bai Luo Yin grabbed Aunt Zhou’s busy hand, sternly asked, “Aunt, actually what’s wrong?”
Aunt Zhou moved her lips, yet didn’t say anything.
Bai Luo Yin walked towards the dining area in large steps, and that man earlier was still shouting from
the corner, “Can you be a bit faster? How much more time do want me to wait?”
Everyone beside him had paid at the cashier already and got their number while waiting for their food, his desk was the only one that was empty, yet he was still shamelessly yelling at the waiters, and insulting them. Bai Luo Yin intentionally glanced at him, this man didn’t seem like a robber, he seemed like he had suffered because of his poverty, the ribs on his chest could be seen. Bai Luo Yin couldn’t see his real age because his face had changed too much from his hardships. He could only felt his fake cunning side of him.
When one waiter walked toward him while holding a bowl of noodles, this man suddenly glared at the waiter.
“Why are you dawdling around? I’ve shouted for so many times already!”
The waiter placed the bowl on his table unwillingly, then walked away with a worried expression.
Who wouldn’t feel annoyed with him? He deliberately made things difficult for every waiter here, the chef was busy for the whole day because of him, and he still complained that the foods are not tasty. Other customers queued up for the order numbers, he was the only one who walked directly toward a desk, and occupied one big desk by himself. He always drive everyone who wanted to sit with him away.
Bai Luo Yin pulled out a chair, then sat in front of him.
“Who let you to sit there?” That man glared at Bai Luo Yin as he eating his noodles.
Bai Luo Yin coldly replied, “I let myself sit here.”
That man slammed the desk, Aunt Zhou suddenly rushed out.
“Meng Jian Zhi, don’t be ungrateful.”
That man called Meng Jian Zhi spat his noodles to the bowl, he pointed his finger at Aunt Zhou’s nose, cursed at her, “You cheap woman still dare to argue with me? Disgusting whore! So what if I’m eating for free here? That’s a given for me to eat yours, if it wasn’t because of you, would I become like this now? It’s your duty to support me, it’s your duty to feed me, and you still offended me, you disgusting woman….”
Bai Luo Yin grabbed Meng Jian Zhi’s collar, he kicked him until he fell under the desk.
“Who were you cursing at?”
Meng Jian Zhi didn’t hit Bai Luo Yin back, he was curling up underneath the table instead, cried out in pain, “Ouch! Ouch! You hit a person!”
All the customers ran out already, the door was closed, they were peeking from the windows.
“Meng Jian Zhi! Go away!!” Aunt Zhou suddenly cried.
Bai Luo Yin sensed that there must be something between them.
Meng Jian Zhi grabbed one of the table leg, his face showed a suffering expression, “I’m dying now, you’ve hit me badly, so you have to pay for the compensation. If you’re not paying then I won’t go.”
Bai Luo Yin guessed that this guy wasn’t able to attain success and thus drove himself to despair. He’s a coward that likes to bully a honest person. This kind of person’s biggest characteristic is that they like to pester someone endlessly and plague them with unreasonable demands, they take revenge because of his poverty on other people. In short, if he’s suffering then other people has to suffer too.
Maybe it was because of Bai Luo Yin’s posture, maybe it was because everyone in the store couldn’t see it anymore, some of the waiters immediately marched toward Meng Jian Zhi and kicked him, his exaggerated cry irritated other people’s eardrums.
Aunt Zhou couldn’t see it anymore, she stepped forward to stop everyone, “Don’t hit him again. Don’t hit him again.”
They stopped. Tears streamed down Aunt Zhou’s cheeks.
“Bring him outside.”
When that man heard that, he immediately stopped his cry, angrily cursed again: “Zhou Xiu Yun, you’re a bitch. You dare to drive me away! You’re a good for nothing, your heart is too evil, if our son look at you….”
“You still realized that you have a son?” Aunt Zhou shouted, “Get lost!”
Some people dragged Meng Jian Zhi outside.
Bai Luo Yin brought Aunt Zhou to the second floor, her tears kept flowing all along.
“Yin zi, I made you see a joke. And you haven’t eat your breakfast yet. Wait here, I’ll make something for you.”
“No need.” Bai Luo Yin stopped Aunt Zhou, “I’m not hungry.”
Bai Luo Yin already got the gist now, that Meng Jian Zhi must be the guy who went out to do business.
Now he suddenly appeared here, it must be because he got the news from somewhere, that Aunt Zhou had a small restaurant like this now, so he came to claim his credits.
This kind of person is the most hateful person.
“Aunt Zhou, does my dad know about this?”
Upon hearing Bai Han Qi’s name, Aunt Zhou’s expression changed. He immediately grabbed Bai Luo Yin’s hand, warned him in a low voice, “Don’t talk about this matter to your dad. With his temperament, he definitely would beat Meng Jian Zhi up.”
“Hearing your words, do you still love him?”
“It’s not that I love him.” Aunt Zhou’s face was full of worries, “I’m just scared that he would blackmail your father! You saw how disgusting he was, right? Is he a person? Everyday he would go to the store with anger, and for what? Isn’t it so that one day we would get irritated with him, and we beat him up, after that he would hope that we will feed him for the rest of his life!”
“But you can’t just let him make trouble like this, right? When you were suffering he didn’t care at all. Now you just passed some good days, he shamelessly came over here. Aunt, you must not be soft on that kind of person, it wouldn’t work!”
“Yin zi.” Aunt Zhou pulled Bai Luo Yin’s hand, “Aunt knows that you have good intention, but he’s my kid’s father after all. This is my own misfortune, I will take care of this on my own. Yin zi, listen to me. Don’t talk about this matter with your dad, I will deal with him myself.”
When he heard that, Bai Luo Yin was at a loss.
“Aunt, I’ll ask you one thing. Have you divorced with him?”
Aunt Zhou lowered her gaze, she looked at the shiny tabletop, faintly sighed, “Actually we weren’t married. We were so poor, besides not many people got their marriage certificate. Two people sat together and ate together, that much is enough. Initially we wanted to get marriage certificate, that’s why he had to work outside. But then he ran away with another woman, he didn’t go back for more than three years, this matter left unfinished. Those days were really hard to endure, my mother in law kept scolding at me, she said her son is not coming back because of me. I was so angry so I brought my son to Beijing. It’s been five years since then. He never contacted me for five years. I thought that I’m completely done with this man. Who would’ve thought that….. Oh I won’t say it anymore. The more I say it, the more devastated I feel.”
Bai Luo Yin hasn’t answered yet when he heard Bai Han Qi shouted from below.
“Son, son are you upstairs?”
Aunt Zhou quickly wiped her tears and straightened her clothes, warned Bai Luo Yin in a low voice, “Don’t say anything to your dad, remember that.”
Bai Luo Yin nodded his head reluctantly.
Bai Han Qi went upstairs, took a few deep breaths, then said to Bai Luo Yin, “Da Hai called me just now, he said that he will come here to pick you up later, he wants you to eat together with him.”
Bai Luo Yin seemed uninterested, “I don’t want to go.”
“I’ve agreed for you already.” Bai Han Qi rubbed Bai Luo Yin’s head, “Just go. He just has a good intention for you.”
Bai Luo Yin didn’t say anything, he just went downstairs immediately.
Bai Han Qi stared at Aunt Zhou for a long time, then asked, “Why is there a man lying outside the store?”
Aunt Zhou tried to cover it up, “Probably he’s a beggar.”
“Why is a beggar staying in front of our store? Just wait here, I’ll go there to drive him away.”
“Don’t!” Aunt Zhou suddenly pulled Bai Han Qi’s clothes. Sensing his surprised look, she immediately controlled her flustered expression, “It’s just one beggar, just ignore him. He will go in a few days.”
“You… you’re too considerate.” Bai Han Qi pretended to be angry at Aunt Zhou.
Aunt Zhou forced a smile at him and then followed Bai Han Qi toward downstairs.
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