I’m 8 Million Poor
I’m 8 Million Poor Chapter 81

Jiang Baiwan was a little embarrassed and helped Ji Chen up from the ground. Ji Chen was in no hurry though as he held Jiang Baiwan’s hand. “It’s okay, don’t be afraid.”

Huh? Jiang Baiwan looked at Ji Chen with a skeptical face, unsure where the confidence in his words was coming from.

“I brought my bodyguards with me when I came. Jiang Bo didn’t intend to do anything to you, so he naturally didn’t take any safety measures.” Ji Chen said rather cryptically, “So…… it didn’t take much effort.”

Confused, Jiang Baiwan followed him outside, feeling that something was still wrong. “Then how did you find out where I am? It’s too fast.”

Seeing that there was no way to avoid this question, Ji Chen couldn’t help touching his nose. He glanced at Jiang Baiwan and then said in a low voice, “They’ve left your phone behind, but the earrings you’re wearing…… have a GPS inside it, which can locate your position.”

Jiang Baiwan subconsciously raised her hand and touched her own ear—— If she remembered correctly, this earrings was given to her by Ji Ying?

“The Ji family’s business is big so it’s easy to be targeted.” Ji Chen also felt a little embarrassed and explained to Jiang Baiwan, “Sister said that it’s for your safety. I just thought you might not like it, that’s why I haven’t told you yet.”

“…Sister is awesome, she thinks far ahead.” Jiang Baiwan breathed a sigh of relief. “I don’t mind, don’t worry. It’s not a surveillance camera but just a GPS.”

Ji Chen was inexplicably relieved. “It’s good if you don’t feel angry.”

Jiang Baiwan knew she was out of danger. She grabbed Ji Chen’s arm and couldn’t help complaining, “I can’t be happy yet. I’m upset. Is Jiang Bo crazy? In order to get his son away, he had Shui Lan’er kidnap me?”

“You’re wrong.” Ji Chen said meaningfully, “Jiang Bo is not stupid at all. He came to me some time after Shui Lan’er kidnapped you, saying how she had taken you. He knew where you were and was willing to take me to find you on the condition…… that I’ll persuade you to change your mind and recognize him and his wife.”

Jiang Baiwan was dumbfounded and couldn’t help but stop in her tracks. “Is…… is that true?”

“Of course it’s true.” Ji Chen saw her surprised look and led her out. “Anyway…… he didn’t know that I have your location, otherwise he wouldn’t have put forward such a condition. Jiang Bo’s appetite is not small, but it’s a pity that he’s bitten off more than he could chew.”

Ji Chen’s tone was quite played down but Jiang Baiwan could feel the surging waves beneath as she listened.

“What about Shui Lan’er?” Jiang Baiwan thought of another key person. “Where is she now?”

Ji Chen had already led Jiang Baiwan out of the warehouse and he pointed not far away. “There she is.”

It was daylight at this moment and it had not been more than twenty four hours since Jiang Baiwan had disappeared. Shui Lan’er was tied up tightly with rope by the Ji family’s bodyguards and was now sitting on the ground, unable to move at all.

When Shui Lan’er saw Jiang Baiwan, her whole body stiffened, and then the appearance of wanting to cry but cannot was revealed again. Jiang Baiwan only felt a chill and quickly turned her face away—— Looking at this image, she didn’t know who kidnapped whom. It was really an unexpected disaster.

She didn’t want to waste any more time talking with Shui Lan’er. “What next? What are we going to do with her?”

“Send her to the police station.” Ji Chen said rightfully but was rewarded with a strange look from Jiang Baiwan.

Jiang Baiwan’s mind reacted and subconsciously said what she was thinking, “I thought you’re going to do something to her……”

“……The Ji family obeys the law.” Ji Chen sighed. “What do you think of the Ji family as?”

No, your sister alone is definitely not a law-abiding person.

Jiang Baiwan swallowed these words back into her stomach.

Ji Chen opened the car door for Jiang Baiwan. “Get in, let’s go home.”

———


Jiang Baiwan finally returned to the Ji family’s house after a thrilling and anticlimactic night.

Ji Chen was dead set against sending her back to the community she was currently renting in now. Jiang Baiwan thought about what happened before and…… didn’t insist with Ji Chen again.

When they got back, Ji Hongfa asked Jiang Baiwan if she was okay. He first scolded Jiang Bo, and then began to criticize Ji Chen, saying that he couldn’t even protect his girlfriend well, so what qualifications did he have to manage Haochen Group.

Jiang Baiwan: “???”

“Uncle, this has nothing to do with Ji Chen.” Jiang Baiwan couldn’t help but speak for Ji Chen. “You see, I was knocked unconscious by someone inside my own shop. No one would have thought that Shui Lan’er would suddenly do such a thing, right?”

Ji Hongfa said to Jiang Baiwan distressed, “Xiao Jiang, don’t you know that when people like our Ji family go out, there are always bodyguards secretly following behind? You are obviously already a member of the family. This matter is firmly established. At this juncture, there’s actually someone who can kidnap you. This is a disgrace to our Ji family. Not even a daughter-in-law can be protected well.”

Jiang Baiwan was confused by such a long string of words, and after a long time, she felt that she couldn’t figure out the logical chain anymore.

However, Ji Hongfa did not let her go, but followed up by saying, “Xiao Jiang, this incident has taught me a lesson. Sure enough, in this world, one cannot relax ones vigilance at any time.”

Jiang Baiwan nodded, thinking that Ji Hongfa would be done speaking, but in the next second, Ji Hongfa said, “Look, when will you hurry up and marry Ji Chen?”

Jiang Baiwan: “……”

“……No, Uncle, that……” Jiang Baiwan froze. “That-, how did we end up talking about marriage?”

“Isn’t it good to be married?” Ji Hongfa also looked surprised. “If you had gotten married earlier, I would have been able to let the Ji family give you extensive protection, and it will be open and honest.”

Saying that, Ji Hongfa looked at Jiang Baiwan. “Could it be that you don’t want to?”

Jiang Baiwan frantically said, “No, it’s not whether I want to or not…… Uncle, this is too sudden. Why will we get married all of a sudden? I just got back from being kidnapped ah.”

Ji Hongfa said in all earnestness, “Why then? Is Ji Chen treating you badly? Say it and I’ll teach him a lesson.”

Jiang Baiwan felt that she had no way to communicate with Ji Hongfa. She glanced at Ji Chen next to her and found that he was just staring at her and smiling, with no intention of helping her at all. At once, Jiang Baiwan’s embarrassment turned into anger towards Ji Chen.

“Uncle, I suddenly feel the need to go to the toilet.” Jiang Baiwan hurriedly stood up. “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”

After saying that, Jiang Baiwan ran away without waiting for Ji Hongfa’s answer. Ji Hongfa watched Jiang Baiwan rushed upstairs and gave his son a look—— What are you still standing here for? Hurry up.

Ji Chen shook his head and followed helplessly.

Jiang Baiwan ran into her room and after regaining her composure, also found the whole thing funny. She sighed and flopped down on the bed.

When Ji Chen opened the door, he saw Jiang Baiwan lying on the bed with scattered hair, motionless.

Ji Chen closed the door and walked over the bed to sit down. Feeling the slight sinking of the bed, Jiang Baiwan said in a muffled voice, “What are you doing here?”

“To take a look at you.” Ji Chen said softly, “You haven’t had a good rest yet.”

Jiang Baiwan snorted coldly and suddenly jerked up from her position. “Tell me, did you conspire with your father?”

Ji Chen remained absolutely calm. “My father has always been like this. You’ll get used to it.”

Jiang Baiwan stared at Ji Chen for a while. Not seeing any flaws, she deflated a little. “This matter…… is really awkward. What do you think I should say when I see your father tomorrow? Or how about I just go home?”

Ji Chen immediately stopped her. “Don’t, just stay here at our house.”

“I’m actually a little confused as to why you…… aren’t willing to marry me?” Ji Chen looked into Jiang Baiwan’s eyes. “The two of us are already very close and even share each other’s secrets. Do you have any other concerns?”

Jiang Baiwan was taken aback by Ji Chen’s question, and seeing Ji Chen’s serious expression, she couldn’t stop herself from stammering, “I— no, it’s not that I’m unwilling to marry you…… It’s just that I think this is so sudden.”

“……Besides, why would your father get involved in this kind of thing?!” Jiang Baiwan suddenly grasped the point and her eyes lit up. “Yes, if you want to propose marriage, shouldn’t you do it?”

Ji Chen blinked. “So you didn’t agree because you wanted a formal marriage proposal?”

Jiang Baiwan was lost for words for a moment, then she hurried back to add, “Not only must it be formal, it must also be special; unique enough that I will never forget it for the rest of my life.”

“……Okay, I understand.” Ji Chen squinted his eyes and thought for a while. “Are there any other requirements besides these?”

Jiang Baiwan inexplicably felt that it wasn’t very good. “……I also think we haven’t had a long enough relationship yet and don’t know each other that deeply. Would you like to talk about this again next year?”

Ji Chen smiled and took Jiang Baiwan’s hand, pressing it against his lips and kissing it. “But I think I will never fall in love with anyone again.”

Jiang Baiwan’s breath suddenly caught.

“I’ve never been in a relationship before.” Ji Chen whispered, “I don’t know how to get along with a woman and I haven’t been in love with you for a long time, but…… I’m very happy.”

Ji Chen’s eyes seemed to flicker with a bright light. He gradually tightened his grip on Jiang Baiwan’s hand and pursed his lips. “When I found out you were missing yesterday, I was very flustered and scared. Despite the GPS, I was still afraid that you would be hurt. But luckily, you are stronger than I thought.”

Jiang Baiwan felt that she was about to be moved. She held Ji Chen’s hand back, her heart pounding. After holding back for a long time, she muttered to him, “If you propose to me now, I might say yes.”

Ji Chen smiled meaningfully. “I’ll ask you again when I’m ready.”

pocketrobbin[Translator]

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