I’m A Baller - Chapter 27
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
In fact, Lin Weiwei had very high emotional intelligence.
Even though she was complaining about Wang Yan, she didn’t go overboard. Firstly, she was also roasting herself in the process, and secondly, she was praising Wang Yan, bringing him to the center of attention.
After all, she had been able to break the ice between Wang Yan and everyone else. It didn’t take long before everyone was chatting together.
After Liu Li had returned, she sat down discreetly next to Wang Yan. Looking at how her best friends had accepted her little puppy, the grin on her face never faded.
Previously, she was afraid that Wang Yan’s presence would make the atmosphere awkward and she would have to ask Wang Yan to head out on his own. The birthday girl would call the shots that day.
Fortunately, that didn’t happen.
As a result, she felt that her satisfaction level with Wang Yan had increased a little.
‘Yep, just by a bit!’
Since they brought up the topic of Patek Phillipe, it aroused everyone’s curiosity.
Reyi Nawu was sitting to the right of Wang Yan. She was the first to raise her head. “Wang Yan, could you let me take a look at your watch?”
‘Why couldn’t I?
‘That’s so simple.’
Wang Yan didn’t give it a second thought before removing his watch and extending it towards her. Reyi Nawu was caught off guard and she quickly scooted further away.
“No, no, no! Put your watch back on and just put your arm in front of me. I’ll take a look at it from a distance! Don’t pass the entire watch to me! You scared the wits out of me! Do you think I would dare touch it?”
“Wow, it’s not such a big deal, is it?”
Wang Yan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. He shook his head and placed the watch on the table.
“It’s just a watch. It won’t get hurt so easily if you’re just taking a look at it normally. Take it if you really want to check the watch out. If there are any accidental scratches or cracks, there’s a warranty and after-sales services!”
Reyi Nawu finally felt assured to pick up the watch. She scrutinized the watch in fear and excitement.
Wang Xue clicked her tongue in astonishment and whispered to Lin Weiwei, “Little Liu Li is really lucky. How did she manage to meet a junior like that on the train? He’s so generous!”
Lin Weiwei nodded her head in agreement as her vision drifted to the distance. “I know right! To be honest, I can’t help but envy her. At this age, who wouldn’t want to meet a good man?”
Liu Li only caught bits and pieces of their conversation. She leaned in and asked, “Envious of what?”
Lin Weiwei ruffled her hair in endearment and replied straightforwardly, “Envious of you.”
“Liar! Who doesn’t know that you only go for looks?” Liu Li glanced at Wang Xue and chuckled. “If you say that you’re envious of Xue, everyone would believe you…”
Wang Xue grinned proudly but didn’t miss the chance to tease Liu Li.
“Don’t say that. Even if my dear Mr. Han worked his entire life, his net worth can’t compare to your dear Wang Wang’s current net worth. I’m envious of you, too!”
Liu Li blushed but continued to deny, “There’s nothing between us. Wang Wang will be going to Xingcheng for his university studies.”
Wang Xue curled her lips. “Do you think that the price of plane tickets will be a problem for him?”
“But my lack of free time is a problem…”
Liu Li’s expressions darkened as she blurted out her concerns. Her heart sank.
Lin Weiwei and Wang Xue looked at each other. Neither of them knew how to comfort her. They could only sigh internally.
Watching the situation, Liu Li really liked Wang Yan, but time was a problem that no one could solve.
None of their schoolmates had the time for relationships or to go on dates. Wouldn’t it be worse if it was a long-distance relationship? Unless Liu Li was willing to give up on her dream, but was that plausible?
Meeting the right person at the perfect age sounded very romantic.
However, the perfect age was usually not the right one. Thus, most people were unable to forget their first loves, but most of them would not end up with that person.
But who was to be blamed?
Just when the atmosphere was going to hit rock bottom, the waiter came in with loads of seafood to save the day.
Everyone cheered and began to place the seafood into the steamer.
Wang Yan took his watch back and prepared himself before taking a bowl of crab congee.
‘Oh my gosh, this is my life-saving porridge!’
The ladies watched as he slurped down the bowl of porridge in five seconds, but his actions were nothing close to embarrassing. This further aroused their curiosity about his family background.
Lin Weiwei waited for him to put down his bowl before raising her bottle into the air. “It’s my fault for starving my guest like this! Come, everyone, let’s raise our bottles into the air and toast to our guest. Cheers to the destiny that brought us together! Cheers to our eternal friendship!”
The atmosphere was immediately lightened up by the little princess as everyone responded with gusto.
They finished half a bottle of mineral water.
Liu Li whispered under her breath, “Do you want some beer? Han Luzhou should be able to accompany you for a drink.”
Wang Yan smiled as he shook his head. “No, thank you.”
The atmosphere was great that day. Everyone respected him but none of them were bootlicking, which allowed Wang Yan to be really comfortable in their presence.
Compared to the class gathering that he’d attended a few days ago, this was much better.
Respect had to be a two-way street. Since the ladies didn’t dare to drink alcohol as they wanted to save it for that night, as the guest, he would obviously follow suit.
The live seafood was jumping around in the steamer, making some noises, but it didn’t take too long before they quieted down. Following that, the aroma of fresh seafood reached their noses.
Everyone was famished. They started gulping down their saliva before breaking out into laughter and mocking one another.
Wang Xue ridiculed them, “There’s no one more miserable than us dancers. We can’t even eat and drink to our heart’s content…”
Her boyfriend, Han Lu Zhou replied, “Actually, it’s not that bad…”
“Stupid man, just disappear!”
“I would bring you out to eat all the time and watch your every performance! Wang Xue, if you bring him along for our next gathering, I will break off all ties with you!”
Wang Xue quickly pulled Lin Weiwei into a hug and feigned ignorance, “My dear, what is ‘breaking off all ties’? What’s that?”
As they were bickering, Reyi Nawu discreetly backed away with half of her body hid behind Wang Yan’s.
However, it was of no use. Lu Yuanyuan quickly pointed her out.
“There’s still you, Nawu! Every time you see food, you can’t control yourself! Haven’t you seen how your ranking has dropped for your core classes?”
“That’s right, that’s right! You can’t even balance when you do a bridge now. If you don’t fall, who will?”
Wang Yan almost burst into laughter as he pictured the scene in his mind.
Seeing how she was unable to avoid the topic, the Xinjiang girl slammed the table. ” Are you blaming me for my glamorous figure? I have what others don’t have, and I’m the only one in the entire dance academy. I bet you guys are jealous of these too!”
Wang Yan failed to suppress his laughter. As he finally controlled his laughter, he turned to observe Liu Li. She was already dying of embarrassment, her entire face flushed red.
As a result, both sides threw a fit. Wang Yan was pinched while Reyi Nawu was being pointed at the nose and threatened.
“There are guys here right now. You should wait until later!”
“If you don’t learn your lesson today, you’ll pay for it!”
Reyi Nawu rejected their offer immediately. “I’m returning to the dorm tonight!”
Wang Xue widened her eyes. “Wang Wang and Liu Li will be staying there tonight. Why are you tagging along? Trying to eavesdrop?”
“They’ll stay in Yuanyuan’s room; what does it have to do with me? I’ve spent money on the apartment as well, okay?!”
Liu Li quickly cleared up the misconceptions. “Stop! I’ll be returning to the dormitory, so only Wang Wang will be staying there! Stop dragging me into everything.”
Everyone’s gaze became strange as they stared at Reyi Nawu, who was clearly up to no good.
Nawu pulled her shoulders back and hugged her chest. “I don’t care, I’m not going back! Don’t you guys dare!”
Everyone dragged out their replies, pretending that they had realized something and saying suggestive things.
“A man and a woman together…”
“Isolated in a room…”
“Let’s omit the details…”
Lu Yuanyuan and Wang Xue, the hooligans who started it, began going overboard. Images started to appear in Wang Yan’s head. He could feel the blood rushing in his body. He quickly coughed to dissipate his thoughts.
“Cough, cough… Ladies, I’ve just graduated from high school. What are you guys talking about? I don’t understand…”
Liu Li, who was shivering, quickly changed the topic. “It’s cooked! Let’s dig in! I’m starving.”
She didn’t dare to rebut the girls, so she could only divert the topic.
Nawu quickly followed, opening the lid of the steamer. The aroma quickly diffused across the entire room.
‘What the heck! Steamed seafood smells so freaking delicious!’
They were all dying of hunger, so they couldn’t be bothered with Nawu and quickly dug in with their chopsticks.