I’m A Baller - Chapter 23
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Returning to the car, Liu Li and Lin Weiwei were still at a loss.
Despite their past shopping experiences, there were none like Patek Philippe. It was an experience that they would never experience in those shopping malls.
Lin Weiwei took a peek at Wang Yan through the rearview mirror. She suddenly felt that the little boy in front of her was unfathomable.
He had walked into the store perfectly poised while wearing a set of cheap clothing. Throughout the entire process, he kept his composure and was able to handle the situation with ease.
He was a man of few words, yet he was able to take the lead at the most crucial moments and close the deal within five minutes. His decisiveness was so manly.
Even though Lin Weiwei had seen tycoons before, being rich didn’t mean that they were attractive when they were spending their money. Every single detail when the person was spending money would display their manners and their state of mind.
‘How lucky is our little Liu Li?’
Just by traveling on a train, she was able to meet such an awesome junior…
Then, Lin Weiwei no longer felt that Wang Yan was incompatible with Liu Li. She even felt ashamed that she had been looking down on him not long ago. She could feel the burning sensation on her cheeks.
‘Let’s not talk about his background; his ability to tolerate any indignation makes him the perfect match for anyone!’
Wang Yan was unaware of how Lin Weiwei’s attitude towards him had changed nor did he know that his image in her heart had been so reputable.
Remaining indifferent to honor or humiliation?
That did not exist!
It was almost impossible to remain indifferent to honor or humiliation. Wang Yan was just keeping a calm and collected facade.
In reality, Wang Yan was over the moon!
A young man with a humble background who was unable to even afford an iPhone a week ago was now able to afford a five-hundred-thousand-dollar watch. Who would be able to resist?
Never judge a book by its cover. This phrase definitely related to Wang Yan.
Among the three of them, Liu Li had the healthiest mentality.
After experiencing those awkward moments at the start, she was able to get over it quickly. “That’s his money anyway. I’m not even friends with Wang Wang for his money. Just treat him like normal.”
Hence, she was the first to speak up and say, “Where will we be heading to next?”
Lin Weiwei subconsciously looked towards Wang Yan, making it obvious what she was trying to say. “What do you have in mind?”
Wang Yan was confused. Hadn’t they said that they wanted to head back to unpack their luggage?
Since they were asking him for his opinion, he had no reason to hide.
He replied, “We’ll settle your luggage first, then do some shopping. I need a new set of clothes, and I’ll need to get the birthday girl a present.”
Lin Weiwei spun the steering wheel and drove towards Wangfujing.
“We shall accompany you to get new clothes first then. There aren’t any shopping malls at Wudaokou. It will be too troublesome to drive back and forth.”
Liu Li didn’t have any objections. She was too busy typing on her phone to be bothered by Wang Yan.
The two ladies had a huge difference in their attitudes towards Wang Yan. Lin Weiwei started to prioritize Wang Yan, consciously attending to his feelings and needs.
Liu Li was the same as before.
There was no right or wrong in their attitudes, it was just a difference. Apart from Lin Weiwei, both Wang Yan and Liu Li were unaware of the difference in their approaches, especially Wang Yan. Amid his business, he forgot to impress San Wang. He was definitely going to be single for the rest of his life.
What was he busy with?
He was calculating his experience points.
Last night, his experience points were 29. With his breakfast and train ticket, including his expenditure of 488,000 just then, his experience points were currently 78/100.
With another expenditure of two hundred and twenty thousand dollars, he would be able to make it to level 6.
He had 27,000 dollars on his bank card and the salary he acquired from breathing was 95,279 dollars.
There was a huge difference.
He decided not to bother with the system and spend based on his needs. On Monday, he would just need to sell a few watermelons and he would be able to pool together enough money.
He would just have to purchase his return train ticket for the next day and a new set of clothes.
While he was drawing up his plans, they were reaching the front entrance of Wangfujing.
Lin Weiwei stopped her car along the roadside, letting the two of them climb out first. She then waved. “You two go and shop first. I will find a parking space. I’ll message you guys!”
On the opposite side was the main entrance of the street, which was flooded with people and rather daunting.
Liu Li was about to pull Wang Yan along and dash into the crowd when he pulled the brakes. He grabbed Liu Li’s hand and made a U-turn into the Intime Department Store.
“What’s wrong with you?” Liu Li pursed her lips in disgruntlement. “It’s more interesting to shop along the streets!”
Wang Yan immediately pleaded, “Senior San Wang, I’m just purchasing a set of clothes. Is there a need to spend so much time browsing for clothes? Think about it—you have so many friends waiting for you two. We should settle this quickly and leave. If there’s a chance next time, I will take my time to shop with you.”
Liu Li finally cleared her head and replied sullenly, “Oh.”
Wang Yan smiled inwardly as he felt that this lady was too cute. He swung her hand gently.
Liu Li finally came to the realization and immediately shook Wang Yan off. She glared at him fiercely. “Watch what you are doing!”
“I don’t want to lose my way.” Wang Yan smirked. “This is my first time coming to such a huge shopping mall. I’m scared!”
Liu Li smacked him in frustration.
‘Like I would believe you!
‘You were not even nervous when you bought that five-hundred-thousand-dollar watch and now you’re afraid to shop in the mall.
‘You just want to take advantage of me!’
She was angry but not annoyed. Wang Yan was average looking, but everything else was great. It wasn’t that she had no feelings for him, but everything was just progressing too fast and her pride wouldn’t allow her to accept that.
If she had no feelings for him, why would she care where he stayed?
Why would she follow him around, like Wang Xing?
Liu Li could feel butterflies in her stomach and she quickly diverted the topic.
“Sigh, Wang Wang, what do you want to buy?”
Wang Yan looked up and saw an ice cream shop on the second level. He quickly pulled her up the escalator.
“It won’t take long to settle my stuff, so I’ll buy you ice cream! Look at you. You’re sweating so much.”
She could feel a fuzzy feeling bubbling within her, knowing that he cared. Liu Li struggled a few times but was unable to pull her hands out of his. She pretended that she didn’t realize that her hands were intertwined with his.
“I want the vanilla and chocolate flavor! Half of it will do, no, a third of it will do! The rest…”
“I’ll eat the rest!” Wang Yan responded quickly. In return, he received a satisfied smile.
They bought a cup of vanilla and chocolate twist ice cream. Liu Li insisted to pay for the ice cream and ate five spoonfuls of it.
After hesitating for a while, she took another small spoonful.
“One last bite!”
She unwillingly handed over the leftover three-quarters of the cup to Wang Yan.
“Eat up! I’ll just watch you eat!”
Liu Li had her own goals, so Wang Yan wouldn’t push her to eat more. That was just disrespectful if it wasn’t for her benefit.
However, Wang Yan could always praise her.
“Li Li, you’re amazing! I’ve never seen a girl who’s as self-disciplined as you. You’re pretty and goal-oriented. You really live up to your nickname, ‘I love the vast, misty West Lake that ran thirty thousand hectares.’”
“You ain’t even adding the honorifics anymore?!”
Liu Li glared at him. Even though she didn’t look like he would fall for his tricks, she took the initiative to hold onto his hand.
Wang Yan could sense something was wrong from her silence.
Wang Yan lowered his head and saw her pursing her lips tightly. Her eyes were red.
Hesitating for a second, he could sympathize with her feelings and pressure.
She couldn’t eat as she wanted, she couldn’t indulge as she wanted to, but at the same time, she didn’t even know if her perseverance would yield the fruits of success.
She could only be plagued with possibilities.
She was able to control herself enough not to think of these thoughts. Previously, she was pouring her heart out on the train. Right then, the waves of feeling overwhelmed her even stronger than before.
Wang Yan had just recovered from his bafflement. How could he not understand?
He pulled her petite body into a hug and comforted her gently, “You’re the best girl I’ve ever seen. You will succeed.
“Persevere, and don’t allow yourself to regret in the future. When you’re tired, my arms are always wide open for you.”
Liu Li was about to cry.
Among all the guys that she liked, none of them really understood her. Nonetheless, her previous crushes were superficial—she only liked them for their faces and bodies.
Previously, when she was pouring her heart out on the train, Wang Yan’s reaction was a little disappointing to her.
Right then, she finally understood. Wang Yan wasn’t ignorant; he just hated to show off or preach.
“I love the vast, misty West Lake that ran thirty thousand hectares.”
San Wang Qing meant vast and boundless.
Just when her tears were about to fall, Wang Yan lifted her chin abruptly and glared fiercely at her.
“Don’t you dare cry! If you cry, I’ll kiss you!”
Liu Li broke into a smile and punched him softly, then groaned cutely.
“I hate you!”