Chapter 267: Turning into a Sieve
Zhu Yao’s apartment.
“Speak. What’s going on? Why are you here?” Zhu Yao passed him a piece of tissue.
Bai Yuan received it. Though his tears had stopped, he still had a depressed look. Biting his lips, tears constantly flowed, as his pair of hands held tightly onto one of her hands, unwilling to let go. He was like a child whose body and heart had been hurt, filled with fear and unease.
“Yuanyuan… doesn’t know… either.” He sniffled. “Yuanyuan missed Mistress Yaoyao, so… I used the pearl… with the thought of finding Mistress Yaoyao, in the end… I became like this… Those… Those beasts even bit me…”
Zhu Yao sighed as she stroked his head. The feelings of being hated by little animals, were something she understood very well! Back then, she was also someone who was chased down several streets by alien dogs!
Bai Yuan’s tears poured out again, as he cried even more sadly than before. “Beasties don’t like me… Wuuuu…”
“It’s alright…” She stroked his head.
Haah. When Bai Yuan was in Spiritual Realm, he was a beastie who could hold his head high. No matter were they demonic beasts or human practitioners, there was not a single one who did not revere him like an idol. However, the moment he came here, he was chased and surrounded by a few dogs to such an extent. Just thinking about it made her heart sour.
After transmigrating into a foreign world, he was despised by little animals. The shadow in Bai Yuan’s heart grew.
Even after Zhu Yao pacified him for a long while, Bai Yuan continued to cry and wail. She felt as if her sofa was about to be submerged in tears. She had to also comment on the fact that consoling a hunk, who was more than a hundred and seventy centimeters tall, was definitely a strenuous physical activity.
In the end, a certain master, who had long found this unpleasing to his eyes, reached out his hand and slammed the greasy alien unconscious. Peace finally returned to the world.
“Sleep, we will speak tomorrow.” After saying that, he immediately pulled his disciple back to the room, and tightly hugged onto her as they laid on the bed. Mn. His disciple was still his. Pets or whatever, raising too many of them was too much of a hassle.
After pondering for an entire night, Zhu Yao was still unable to figure out how Bai Yuan came over. If it was just purely the ability of his inner core, she felt that it was impossible. Putting aside the fact that she basically did not possess the so-called divine sense after returning here, it was hard to say if the inner core which Bai Yuan gave her was still with her. Furthermore, though Bai Yuan was a mysterious beastie, his abilities could not possibly surpass Realmspirit’s. Realmspirit found it really hard to send her back here, let alone Bai Yuan. If transmigrating was really that easy, this side would have long turned into a sieve. There was no need to wait till now.
Bai Yuan was frightened, and he was unable to speak clearly either. So she decided to ask him in detail another day.
On the early morning of the second day, she dexterously got up, only to realize that Bai Yuan had long woken up, and he was inspecting his surroundings with a confused look.
“You woke up?” Zhu Yao passed by him and poured a cup of water.
“Where is this?” He asked.
“Where else can this be? This is my home.” Zhu Yao passed the cup to him, and just as she was about to console him again.
However, he did not receive it. Instead, as if he had figured everything out, he pulled out his wallet from his clothes, took out a Grandfather Mao¹, and threw it at her. “Take this.”
Zhu Yao was stunned. She was unable to understand what he was playing at. “What are you trying to pull?”
He coldly laughed, as he then threw the money on the table. “We are all mature adults. We were just playing, I urge you not to treat it so seriously.”
Mature adults? Seriously? She suddenly thought of something, as she then sized up the person before her.
“What Bai Yuan?” He frowned, as he looked at her with slight scorn. “This can’t be your first time, right? You’re merely selling your body, yet you’re trying to play a game of true love?”
The corner of Zhu Yao’s lips twitched. With a swing of her hand, she splashed the cup of water onto him. “You didn’t brush your teeth in the morning, right? Want me to help you?” Knock out your teeth or anything like that?
“You… You…” With a stunned look, he wiped his face. “I already gave you money, what else do you want? You’re just a prostitute, you can’t be thinking of having me take responsibility, right?”
“Responsibility? In your dreams!” Zhu Yao even threw the cup at him.
“You crazy!” That man dodged to the side, and looked at her with a startled look. “If not because I was drunk, do you think I will fancy you? Let me tell you this, my standards are very high… Oi oi oi, what are you doing? Put that teapot down!”
With fumes going right up her head, Zhu Yao raised the teapot up, and was about to smash it on his body.
“What happened?” Yu Yan walked out of the bedroom, still dressed in his pyjamas. His face still carried a hint of sleepiness, and his black hair scattered behind his back, unknowingly emitting out an alluring look.
That person’s eyes instantly widened, as he stared at Yu Yan with an infatuated look. His mouth slightly opened, and he suddenly spoke. “Mister, may I ask if you’re gay?”
Zhu Yao simply felt as if a string in her mind, had resoundingly snapped.
“Scram!” She threw a kick at him. She could put aside him mistaking her as one of those particular workers, but he actually dared to cover her man! Zhu Yao instantly threw a flurry of punches and kicks at him. Arming herself with a broom, she chased him out, and then closed the door with a bang.
That man however was still shouting out loud outside the door. “Haah, wait a minute. If you’re not gay, we can still become friends!”
When she walked back, her master had already changed out of his pyjamas, and was sitting on the chair.
“Master, he…” Even though he clearly had the same face, why did he turn into someone else after the course of a single night?
“He’s not Bai Yuan.” Yu Yan said with a sunken voice. “The spiritual energy on his body has disappeared.”
Then, did Bai Yuan transmigrate over, or did he not?
“Most likely, Bai Yuan’s soul has merely dwelled in that person’s body for a short while. Presently, he should have already returned.”
It was no wonder Bai Yuan was dressed in such a way right from the start.
“Then, can Bai Yuan still return?”
Yu Yan shook his head. “I do not know.”
Zhu Yao sighed. Initially, she had even wanted to ask him about it. Never did she expect that he would disappear after a single night. Forget it, Bai Yuan after all do not belong to this world. Just from making a small trip here, his heart has suffered such damage. It’s good that he has gone back.
After the person, whom Bai Yuan possessed, left, he did not appear in the following two days of the weekends. Zhu Yao urged her master to love the house appliances, and told him things like everyone had responsibilities to uphold, before heading for work like usual.
The moment she arrived in the company, Mouse ran over to her to pass her a message, informing her that the general manager wished to see her.
Whenever a new manager takes up the position in a company, he or she will naturally want to make his or her presence known. As the overseer of the planning department, the manager would look for her sooner or later. Without carrying any worries, Zhu Yao headed straight up. The office was still in the same location, though the person inside was no longer her fellow classmate Fatty.
Zhu Yao sighed, before knocking on the door. After hearing the response from inside, she then pushed the door open and entered.
Only to see a purplish face with green nose and swollen cheeks. Mn… And he looked a little familiar.
Coincidentally, that person raised his head as well, and instantly, he spat out his tea.
They spoke in unison.
“Why are you here?”
“Why are you here?”
As expected, something like fate, was simply a bitch! Never in her dreams would she think that the pervert who cover her man just two days ago, was actually her newly appointed superior. As expected, fate was really a motherfucking bitch.
“Ahem…” The newly appointed bitch faked out a few coughs, easing the awkwardness between them. Then, he immediately picked back up his demeanour as a general manager. “Umm… Hello! I’m Yu Tian.”
“You’re surnamed Yu as well?” Zhu Yao was stunned. “Who is Fatty to you?”
“You’re talking about Brother Ban? He’s my cousin.”
“The hell!” This damn fatty is simply too unethical. So the person he sold the company to, in the end was still someone from his own family.
“You must be Zhu Yao, right?” He stood up, and reached out his hand towards her. “We are colleagues from now on. I hope that Overseer Zhu will continue working for the company like before. Looking forward to cooperating with you.”
Zhu Yao glanced at him, and did not reach out her hand. Who wants to become friends with a love rival? Scram!
The corner of Yu Tian’s lips twitched. He knew that she was still angry about the matter of that day. “Ahem… About that. It was my fault back then. I was a little… over-the-top drunk that day. Mind telling me how did I end up on the sofa in your apartment?”
“How would I know how you found your way there?” Zhu Yao began to make up a story. She could not possibly tell him that he was possessed by a beastie, right? “On that day, I saw you leaning against my apartment door. You would not leave no matter what, and even hugged onto my thigh, crying for an entire night. I then relented and brought you in, letting you sleep on the sofa for an entire night.”
Yu Tian frowned. That’s not right. He was pretty good with alcohol, and had never done such an embarrassing thing in his life. Furthermore, he could not recall that he drank any alcohol last night at all. But, when he woke up, his eyes were indeed swollen red, looking as if he had cried for a long while.
“General manager, is there anything else?”
“No, you can return now.” Though he was still a little suspicious, Yu Tian had no choice but to accept this reason.
Zhu Yao turned around and walked towards the door.
“Wait a minute.”
Zhu Yao turned her head around, only to see him ask with sparkling eyes.
“Umm, let me ask about something. That person in your apartment is…”
“… Oh.” With such extent of beauty, he was actually really a man. He was really disappointed.
“I’m really familiar with Fatty’s mother. Do you think I should send her a message, about your sexual preference?”
Zhu Yao observed this new boss for a few days, and realized that Bai Yuan was indeed not appearing again.
This person named Yu Tian was similarly unreliable. As expected of a relative of Fatty. Though he no longer raised cats, he began raising dogs instead. She had seen him pulling along a Samoyed puppy several times after work. Bai Yuan fortunately did not return, otherwise it was unimaginable how frightened he would become.
After a few weeks, Zhu Yao was finally certain that Bai Yuan would not appear again.
Before she could even feel at ease, a few days later, while Zhu Yao was conducting a department meeting, Yu Tian suddenly charged in. Hugging onto her thigh, he painfully cried out and shouted. “Little martial aunt!”
Zhu Yao: “…”
People in the meeting room: “…”
This world would not turn into a sieve, but Yu Tian was about to turn into one.
“You guys continue the discussion, I will return in a moment.” Zhu Yao picked up the person on the ground, and pulled Yu Tian all the way towards his office. After slamming the door shut, she locked it.
“Who are you?”
“Little martial aunt, I’m Zi Dan!” He said with a sincere look.
“Zi Dan?” Zhu Yao was stunned. “You’re the fatty of Beast-Taming Peak?”
“…” What fatty? He was just a little wealthy looking.
“Nevermind. So, how did you arrive here then?” Zhu Yao sighed.
“Naturally, I arrived here after my lifespan has depleted. Initially, I had wanted to investigate the place, but I never expected that I would encounter little martial aunt.” Zi Dan looked around with a curious expression. “Could this possibly be the Netherworld? I wonder where can I enter the Path of Reincarnation?”
“If you jump down from the window here, you can be reincarnated.” This place was situated on the thirtieth floor.
“Really?” He was actually eagerly walking towards the window.
“Hey, come back!” He really believed it, hey!
1. Grandfather Mao: Usually refers to China’s dollar note. Because Mao Zedong’s face is printed on each and every single one of them, they are referred to as such.