Chapter 29: Attending a Dance Party
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
At precisely seven o’clock that evening, wearing a white T-shirt and a pair of casual black pants, Xiao Luo arrived at the gate of the Huaye campus.
He was on time, but Chu Yue was not. Half an hour later, she and Bai Ling finally pulled up next to him. He was in a foul mood.
Ignoring the BMW 3 Series that Chu Yue was driving, he snapped, “You’re late!”
“It’s only natural that we have to dress up since we’re going to a party. And of course, that takes time. You only waited for half an hour. You’re so petty for a man,” Chu Yue said in objection. Her hair was jet black, her skin, as smooth as jade. She had a delicate and perfectly straight nose set in an oval face. Sucking on a lollipop, she looked ravishingly beautiful with a hint of naughtiness.
“There are thirty minutes in half an hour, and thirty minutes is one thousand eight hundred. The world’s highest rope-skipping record is seven skips per second. Based on this calculation, the person can complete twelve thousand and six hundred skips in one thousand and eight hundred seconds. A chef with superb culinary talent can even create a feast in that time.
A thousand and eight hundred seconds is enough time for a big player in the stock market to turn everything upside down and set off a storm in the stock market. For me, I can use a thousand and eight hundred seconds to improve the relationship between my new roommates and me significantly. I can use the time to review the notes from today’s class. I could have watched an exciting NBA game too.
I have so many things to do, but because you’re not on time, I wasted one thousand and eight hundred seconds. During this period, I only did one thing, which was to stand here like a block of wood, doing nothing except waiting.”
Chu Yue and Bai Ling were growing impatient. Weren’t they only half an hour late? It’s normal for girls to be late. What in the world was up with Xiao Luo that he would unload this verbal diarrhea on them like that? For heaven’s sake, he was acting as if they’d done something truly egregious.
Seeing how Xiao Luo wasn’t about to shut up, Chu Yue quickly drew out thirty dollars from her bag. “Stop. Here’s some money to buy the thirty minutes you wasted. Oh no, it’s the one thousand and eight hundred seconds. Will this do? ”
“That’s more like it!”
Xiao Luo wouldn’t stand on ceremony with her. He took the bills from her hand and stuffed them in his back pocket. Then he opened the car door and squeezed into the back seat.
The anger boiling up inside Chu Yue was not only because of this incident. She never expected Xiao Luo to call her bluff and snatch her money away so rudely. Although it was only thirty dollars, she was pissed: she felt as if she had been seriously ripped off.
Bai Ling couldn’t stop laughing, revealing two cute little eye teeth. Her eyes narrowed into crescents, “Xiao Luo, you’re quite a character!”
“Nobody in their right mind would hold a thing against money!” said Xiao Luo self-righteously.
“Country bumpkin, do you only have eyes for money?”
Chu Yue was indignant. Then she started the car. Looking in the rearview mirror, she said, “Sit still and don’t move around. These seats are real leather. You won’t be able to afford the repairs if you scratch them.”
“Your car is a BMW 3 Series. The official price is thirty-six thousand dollars. You should be able to get it imported for forty-six thousand dollars. After spreading out the cost, these real leather seats will cost only about three to four thousand dollars. Although I’m not particularly wealthy, I can still afford such a trifling amount,” said Xiao Luo cooly.
Chu Yue felt her heart spasm. This guy was going to give her a heart attack.
Beside her, Bai Ling sighed in her mind, “I’m afraid that Young Mistress Chu has met her nemesis!”
In her memory, Chu Yue had never lost a verbal exchange. But since meeting Xiao Luo, she was always so pissed off that she became tongue-tied and had no way to vent. Bai Ling just gave a sympathetic sigh to her bestie.
Chu Yue gritted her teeth and thought, You think you’re the only one who can talk? Let’s see if you can still say anything later!
It was quiet in the car throughout the entire journey. Finally, they arrived at a luxurious villa in Jiangcheng.
Xiao Luo got out of the car and glanced at the villa in front of him, trying to look nonchalant…Yeah, it must be nice to be stinking rich.
“What are you looking at? You can’t afford this villa no matter how many times you look at it. It cost more than a million dollars,” Chu Yue delivered a timely verbal blow.
“So it’s a villa that cost more than a million dollars!”
Xiao Luo said with all seriousness, “Why do I feel that the trees have become a little smaller? The garden area is minimal, too.”
“The trees here are planted in strict accordance with the feng shui pattern. Don’t you understand anything? Don’t talk nonsense if you don’t.” Chu Yue panted with rage. This Xiao Luo was a total bumpkin. Geez.
Xiao Luo zipped his mouth. He happened to be her bodyguard, so what choice did he have? Although he was an invisible bodyguard, he couldn’t change the fact that as her bodyguard, he shouldn’t keep provoking her discontent for the fun of it.
“Princess Yue is here. Come on, let’s go in quickly. A lot of people are waiting!”
A well-dressed guy in a slim-fitting suit came out to greet them. He glanced at Xiao Luo. “This must be Xiao Luo bro. Princess Yue wants you as part of our team. Welcome, welcome.”
“Fu Jiawei’s a member of my gaming team and also owns this villa.” Chu Yue explained before making further introductions.
Xiao Luo greeted Fu Jiawei politely, “Hello!”
“Don’t be shy. Since we’re members of the same team, we’re teammates and brothers. Come in.” Fu Jiawei was very enthusiastic.
Xiao Luo nodded and walked into the villa with Chu Yue and Bai Ling.
The so-called party was a dance party of those wealthy children who had nowhere to spend their money, so they invited friends around to eat and drink. The dance was on the lawn beside the pool. Many handsome men and beautiful women had already gathered there.
“Princess Yue, Bai Ling!”
Accompanying these two excited voices were two girls who lowered their wine glasses and ran over, kicking up a fragrant breeze behind them.
Xiao Luo sized up the two of them carefully. Although they were tall with a bombshell sultriness, they did not have Chu Yue’s fresh and pure vibe. Still, these stunners could make men rise to the occasion countless times in desire.
“Why did you get so drunk?” Chu Yue caught the scent of alcohol and wrinkled her nose.
“Relax, we can’t get drunk on this little alcohol. Even if we’re drunk, we can spend the night here at Jiawei’s place. Anyway, there are many empty rooms in his house. Jia Wei, am I right?” asked one of the girls.
Fu Jiawei nodded eagerly, “I don’t have much else here, but I do have a lot of empty rooms!”
“You’re just showing off.”
The girl rebuked. Then she noticed Xiao Luo, “Eh, Princess Yue, is this Xiao Luo?”
Chu Yue nodded. “Yes.”
“Hello, my name is Fang Shulan, and I’m a member of Princess Yue’s gaming team. Nice to meet you!” The girl stretched out her hand.
“My name is Ye Yingying, and I’m also a member of the Princess Yue’s gaming team,” another girl introduced herself.
Xiao Luo shook hands with them one by one. He dropped their hands as soon as possible; there was no reluctance to let go. His manners were very appropriate for the occasion.
“I heard you’d invented a new way of outfitting the Armodillo. The opposite team was a pure AD lineup, yet you got the high ground in a 1V5 in ten minutes. We can swap pointers when we get a chance,” Fang Shulan said with anticipation…..
“Sure, there will be a chance.” Xiao Luo smiled wryly.