I’m 8 Million Poor
I’m 8 Million Poor Chapter 62

After watching the fireworks, Ji Chen drove Jiang Baiwan home. Although there were some hiccups in the middle of today’s trip, Ji Chen was already very satisfied.

Especially thinking of Jiang Baiwan’s lost look when they got off the Ferris wheel. Ji Chen felt that he shouldn’t be far away from the secret. It just depends on whether Jiang Baiwan was willing to say it or not.

Today’s goals have all been achieved and he couldn’t push too hard.

The car stopped downstairs Jiang Baiwan’s house. She was about to get out of the car, but was stopped by Ji Chen. “Wait.”

Jiang Baiwan turned her head in confusion. She saw Ji Chen’s face slowly enlarge and Jiang Baiwan leaned back subconsciously. Behind her was the hard car window so she had no way to avoid.

Ji Chen’s eyes turned half-lidded, however the next second, he didn’t feel Jiang Baiwan’s soft lips as expected.

“What are you doing?” Jiang Baiwan covered Ji Chen’s mouth with her hand. “When did I say I wanted to kiss you?”

Ji Chen opened his eyes and his disappointment couldn’t be hidden. “……Can’t I?”

“It’s too soon.” Jiang Baiwan sighed. “I’m not yet prepared.”

Ji Chen could only sit back in his original position and straightened his collar, quickly returning to his courteous appearance. “I’m sorry. I was too impatient.”

Feeling like she was about to die from embarrassment, Jiang Baiwan hurriedly got out of the car without saying a word. Standing outside, Jiang Baiwan waved at Ji Chen. “Thank you, I had a great time today. It’s getting late so you should go back early.”

Ji Chen responded and watched Jiang Baiwan go upstairs, before finally driving home.

When he got back, Ji Chen found Ji Hongfa sitting there in the living room. And upon seeing him come back, Ji Hongfa asked in all seriousness. “What have you been doing today?”

“I went out.” Ji Chen simply replied and started undoing his scarf.

Seeing his appearance, Ji Hongfa became angry. “I went to the company today and they told me that you didn’t go there.”

Ji Chen glanced at Ji Hongfa. “That’s why I said I went out.”

“Hey! You brat!” Ji Hongfa glared at him and his serious patriarch demeanour just now became a bit difficult to maintain. “Can’t you tell me the truth? Have you gone to see Xiao Jiang?”

Ji Chen’s hand that was undoing his scarf stiffened, and then his gaze turned dangerously towards Jiang Zhishu who was standing behind the dining room entrance. Jiang Zhishu, who was secretly observing the situation, quickly hid his face away, pretending he wasn’t there.

“If you like Xiao Jiang, just say it. Why did you even break off the engagement with her back then?” Ji Hongfa rambled on. “Now that something happened in their family, are you giving her comfort or are you offering yourself to her?”

Ji Chen sighed. “Dad, you should stay out of this matter.”

“Fine, fine, fine, I won’t care.” Ji Hongfa muttered, “You and your sister keep everything from me. That’s right, I’m old, you two have big ideas now so you don’t listen to me anymore. Sigh……”

Ji Chen had a headache. “Dad, I’ll take care of it.”

After saying that, Ji Chen was afraid that Ji Hongfa would say something else, so he hurried upstairs, giving Jiang Zhishu a menacing look on his way. After receiving it, Jiang Zhishu shrank his neck, and then gave Ji Chen a thumbs up.

Ji Chen: “……”

When Ji Chen went upstairs, Ji Hongfa remained sitting on the sofa muttering to himself, “I don’t know how far he have progressed with the little girl…… Aiyo, he should hurry up and get married. If this failed again, he won’t be able to get married anymore.”

“Uncle, why are you in such a hurry?” Jiang Zhishu came out of the dining room and sat affectionately beside Ji Hongfa. “I think Sister and Brother-in-law should be almost there. Look at how good Brother-in-law’s complexion look when he came back just now.”

Ji Hongfa thought about when he first saw Ji Chen came in and felt that Jiang Zhishu’s words were right. He contemplated for a while and it was unknown whether he was saying it to Jiang Zhishu or to himself, he muttered, “No, I have to see for myself.”

———


Jiang Baiwan was guarding the counter at the Malatang shop and playing games in a leisurely manner. She was about to level up, but at the most critical moment…… a phone call suddenly came in.

Jiang Baiwan had no choice but to press the answer button. “Hello?”

“Hi.” A man’s voice came on the other end of the phone. “I am Ji Chen’s father.”

Jiang Baiwan was shock and instinctively sat up straight, her tone softening a little, “Hello, Uncle.”

En, hello.” Ji Hongfa said in a serious tone. “I have nothing else to do, so I just wanted to ask you if you are free?”

Jiang Baiwan replied, “I am, I’m free. Uncle, what can I do for you?”

“It’s nothing, I only want to meet you and have a cup of coffee.” Ji Hongfa said, “Since you have time, let’s meet at three o’clock on Linglan[1]Lily of the valley Café by Sanxian[2]Three sages Road. Don’t be late.”

After saying that, Ji Hongfa hung up.

Jiang Baiwan stared blankly at the phone in her hand and countless speculations swirled in her mind—— Ji Chen’s father? What did he want from her?

The college student waiter passed by the counter and found Jiang Baiwan staring at her phone in a daze, so he couldn’t help asking, “Boss Xiao Jiang, what’s wrong?”

“Nothing, I…… The father of my potential boyfriend asked me to meet with him.” Jiang Baiwan touched her chin. “What do you think Uncle wants from me?”

The college student waiter revealed the truth with just one sentence. “Isn’t that President Ji’s father? Boss Xiao Jiang, I think he should be looking for you to discuss the wedding date.”

“How can that be?” Jiang Baiwan flatly vetoed. “I think he wants me to leave his son alone.”

The college student waiter was astonished. “……Boss Xiao Jiang, what have you been thinking about all day long?”

The more Jiang Baiwan thought about it, the more likely it was to her. She slapped the table suddenly. “I’m making a reasonable guess. You’d think, when we meet this afternoon, it’ll be to give me a sum of money to get away from his son.”

The college student waiter felt that there really was something wrong with Boss Xiao Jiang.

When Jiang Baiwan arrived at the coffee shop, she saw a middle-aged man sitting by the window. When Jiang Baiwan walked to the table and sat down, the man looked at her and smiled gently. “Xiao Jiang, it has been long since we’ve seen each other.”

“Hello, Uncle.” Jiang Baiwan greeted Ji Hongfa politely.

The smile on Ji Hongfa’s face became gentler. “What would you like to drink?”

“No need, Uncle.” Jiang Baiwan carefully surveyed Ji Hongfa’s face. “Uncle, is there something you want to see me about today?”

“Oh, it’s no big deal. I only want to see how you’ve been doing.” Ji Hongfa paused and then asked cautiously, “Have you…… been with Ji Chen lately?”

Here it was! It’s time to get down to business!

Jiang Baiwan coughed dryly and shifted her body. “Well, Ji Chen and I have been with each other…… a bit……”

“Oh, yes, I see.” Ji Hongfa nodded and examined Jiang Baiwan again, feeling happier in his heart—— He used to think that although Jiang Baiwan was nice, she was a bit bossy. But looking at her today, Ji Hongfa felt that she had changed a lot.

This change was for the better and Ji Hongfa was happy to see it.

Ji Hongfa did some calculations in his heart, reached into his pocket to take out a bank card, and placed it in front of Jiang Baiwan. “This is five million—”

“Alas, it’s fine, Uncle. I understand.” Jiang Baiwan nimbly cut off Ji Hongfa’s words while not forgetting to pick up the bank card and putting it in her bag. “You can rest assured, the relationship between me and Ji Chen is purely a monetary transaction. I know he must be hiding it from you. Now that you know, Uncle, I won’t make any fuss. I will leave after taking this five million and will definitely not pester your son. I promise to never appear in front of you again.”

Five million! I’m rich! Sure enough, this father was more generous than his son. Ji Chen only gave her two hundred thousand back then……

Ji Hongfa was dumbfounded. After Jiang Baiwan’s interruption, he finally found an opening and hurriedly said, “No, this five million is not for you to leave Ji Chen.”

Jiang Baiwan was a little surprised and the movement of her hands stopped. “Ah?” Then what is it for……?

“Take it. It’s pocket money from Uncle.” Ji Hongfa chuckled. “You don’t have to be so cautious. I know, because you think your family is bankrupt, you’re afraid you won’t be worthy of Ji Chen. But don’t worry, Uncle have never been such a snobbish person.”

Ji Hongfa smiled. “Money is something our family have plenty of. Not to mention that you helped Ji Ying before. She has already told me all of it.”

Jiang Baiwan had already prepared herself to be tough, but she didn’t expect that Ji Hongfa would not follow the rules. She sat there in a daze and could only nod along with Ji Hongfa’s words. “I-t’s the least I could do.”

“I am very supportive of you and Ji Chen’s relationship.” Ji Hongfa said earnestly. “Don’t worry, the whole family is behind you. But the two of you also have to hurry up a bit. Get married with Ji Chen and have a child soon. The Ji family doesn’t favor boys over girls. As long as it’s a child of my Ji family, all are the same.”

Jiang Baiwan was spacing out as she came out of the coffee shop. She had listened to Ji Hongfa talk from ‘the continuation of the Ji family’s bloodline’ to ‘whether Ji Chen can marry while he is still alive’. Only when Ji Hongfa left in satisfaction did Jiang Baiwan remember that she hadn’t returned the card that Ji Hongfa gave her.

……What to do? Things seem to have gotten more complicated.

Looking at the bank card inside her bag, Jiang Baiwan couldn’t help but frown and sigh.

Forget it. She’ll just go to Haochen Building.

References

References
1 Lily of the valley
2 Three sages

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