I’m A Baller - Chapter 18
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Wang Xing watched as the lady exchanged numbers with the tramp. He couldn’t make out what they were mumbling to each other.
He was heartbroken.
He clenched his jaw and glared at Wang Yan, not understanding what was so good about him. What did Wang Yan have that he was lacking?
The more he thought about it, the angrier he became.
Liu Li was still in a dilemma, as she didn’t know which name to have him put as her contact.
“Even though the meaning behind the name Sang Wan Qing is great, it’s a real mouthful. And there’s something off about it…”
Wang Yan was convinced that he would never understand what women were thinking.
He gave up. Pushing the phone towards her, he said, “Take it and do it on your own! Queen, Emperor, Goddess, name yourself whatever you want! I have no objections.”
Liu Li was unsatisfied. Since when were they close enough to look through each other’s phones?
“Nope, I don’t want to! I don’t like to touch other people’s phones. Wang Wang, you can’t do this. You should only allow your future girlfriend to edit her nickname on your phone.”
‘Lord, please help me!
‘Women are so difficult!’
Wang Yan was devastated. He pleaded, “But I don’t have a girlfriend! Pretty please, Li Li, just think of this as charity work. This is the first time I’m saving a pretty lady’s number. Please help me think of a name so that I’ll smile uncontrollably whenever I’m reminded of today… Please?”
Liu Li hissed as her face flushed red.
‘What is this nonsense?
‘Who would want to help you with that!’
If anyone talked to her in this tone, she would normally throw a fit.
However, looking at the young boy’s desperation, Liu Li couldn’t help but find it funny. She was also a little excited.
“Alright then… Let this senior teach you!”
Words of rejection were stuck in her throat. That was definitely not what she had rehearsed in her head.
Liu Li carefully took his iPhone 6 and told him things that he should take note of as she helped to change the contact name.
“When saving a girl’s number, you should give the girl a cute nickname, but at the same time, it should be sincere…”
Wang Yan scooted closer to watch how Teacher Liu was going to pour in her sincerity. In the end…
The woman only added a girl emoji at the front of the name San Wan Qing and a heart emoji at the end.
“Just like that?”
Wang Yan further confirmed that he would never be clear of his label as an immature and insensitive man, as he would never understand girls.
“I’m not done! Why are you so jittery?!”
Liu Li rolled her eyes at him. She raised the phone upwards at a 45-degree angle and tilted her chin a little before snapping a photo of herself at the best angle. She set the photo as the profile picture and chat wallpaper.
‘Where’s the name?
‘The name should have been the priority. Why’s it still the same as the original one?’
Wang Yan really wanted to cuss, but he had to watch what he said.
Looking at the photo, he was shocked.
She wasn’t deliberately trying to act cute in the photo. She didn’t have pursed lips or squinted eyes. Instead, it was a smile that was a little shy and alluring at the same time. She also made a pose with a finger gun that was pointing to the left.
That was Wang Yan’s favorite selfie position.
People who were unaware of the context wouldn’t think too much into it, as Wang Yan didn’t appear in the photograph.
Only Wang Yan and Liu Li knew that the gesture wasn’t because she was acting cute but for memory’s sake.
Liu Li was an extremely interesting person.
Wang Yan couldn’t help but sigh at his ignorance.
Her profile picture was simple yet reflected her passion for life and her exuberant nature.
Wang Yan was certain that he would be reminded of that day every time her profile picture was displayed on his screen. That moment was unforgettable, and he wished that it would last forever.
“You’re so smart!”
Wang Yan raised his right hand, sending her a finger heart.
“Not really,” Liu Li replied humbly, but she was on cloud nine. A dazzling smile broke across her face.
Wang Yan smiled cutely and teased, “I want to change my profile picture on your phone, too!”
“No way! You’re too ugly!”
Liu Li rejected him immediately as she scrolled through her gallery to choose the perfect profile picture for him. After some time, she finally decided on one.
A picture of a Siberian husky!
The husky had a lopsided smile, a crooked expression, and one of its eyebrows was raised. It looked oddly handsome.
Wang Yan looked over to her phone and found the husky’s expression mesmerizing. Wang Yan couldn’t resist imitating the expression of the dog. He gave a crooked grin and lifted his eyebrow while staring at Liu Li.
Liu Li burst into laughter, gasping desperately for air. With one hand clutching her belly, the other was hitting the table repeatedly. She couldn’t stop her laughter.
It looked like she was having a seizure.
“Are you okay?”
Wang Yan reached out his hand and gently stroked her back. He could feel the tingles down his spine every time his finger came into contact with her.
Liu Li finally managed to control her laughter after some time. She wiped the tears at the corner of her eyes as she sat up straight to catch her breath.
“My goodness! Wang Wang, you’re hilarious!”
Wang Yan wouldn’t deliberately make a fool out of himself just to make others laugh, but occasionally, he still acted jokingly to lighten up the atmosphere.
He felt accomplished after seeing how hard Liu Li was laughing.
Wang Yan remembered a passage from a book that said a woman would always be attracted to a man who could make her laugh. At that moment, he really wanted to know if it was true.
An evil thought ran through his mind, but his smile didn’t falter. He was just about to speak up when he was interrupted by deep breathing on the back of his neck that sounded like train whistles.
Turning his head abruptly, he was met with Wang Xing’s death stare. He looked as mad as a hornet.
Liu Li hid her face behind Wang Yan’s shoulders and mumbled, “That guy is so weird.”
Wang Yan turned his head and whispered into her ear, “That’s because you’re too attractive, San Wang.”
His hot breath brushed against the exposed skin of her neck, sending tingles down her spine. Liu Li pinched his arm lightly. “Stupid Wang Wang, stop giving me these weird nicknames!”
Wang Yan’s presence was able to stir up certain feelings inside Liu Li.
As a matter of fact, Liu Li wouldn’t have shown such an interest in Wang Yan if not for Wang Xing’s presence. Even if she and Wang Xing had dated, as they became caught up in their studies, the feelings might have faded as time passed.
That was why any of that brownnoser’s inappropriate behavior would only push the goddess further away, towards Mr. Right.
His actions would only cause annoyance and distaste, causing his plans to backfire.
Wang Yan, on the other hand, somehow managed to hit on a pretty lady amid the confusion.
He was still in a state of confusion up to that point.
Despite his lack of experience, Wang Yan was aware that Liu Li wasn’t actually angry, she was just acting cute.
As a result, he flirted with her unintentionally. “If not, what should I call you? Li Li?”
She didn’t have any experience in dating, and at the age of 19, when she was yearning for a relationship, she could feel her heart thumping in her chest.
Luckily, she was able to keep her composure. She pulled back and sneered. “San Wang it is, then! Stop acting like we’re close! I’m older than you! Call me Senior San Wang!”
She immediately changed the topic before Wang Yan could reply.
“Wait a minute, you still haven’t told me where you’ll be staying.”
Wang Yan didn’t have any new pick-up lines anyway, so it was the perfect time to move onto another topic. Great.
Wang Yan replied nonchalantly, “How about this—I’ll follow your lead. I’m just staying here for one night. Anywhere that you’re comfortable with will do.”
Liu Li was touched by Wang Yan’s words. She smiled so brightly that her eyes scrunched up.