Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 225: Crazy Temptation on the Edge of Danger [Extra: Yao Cheng (7)]
Yan Yaoxuan’s relationship ended without incident, but he didn’t know why he couldn’t forget about that man. Perhaps it was due to having such strong feelings for him. Shan Cheng was like a fire that kept burning inside of him. Although the person was gone, the burn was still there and would be warm and tingling from time to time.
He couldn’t let go. Although he didn’t see Shan Cheng, he still heard gossip about it, mainly coming from Gao Weicheng.
The Gao family and the Shan family have frequent contact. He heard Gao Weicheng say that the Shan family had been in chaos recently.
“His father got an illegitimate son outside that’s 19 now. I don’t know how he was able to hide it for so long. Wasn’t the old man sick some time ago? As a result, the mistress took her son and rushed over to the country creating a mess. The old man and the old lady wanted to take this opportunity to rectify the name of the illegitimate child, but Shan Cheng disagreed and moved out, saying that if the mistress and the illegitimate child came in, he would not recognize his father, while his mother had no reaction.”
“Who is the old man and who is the old lady?”
“The old man is his father. He had him late, so he’s in his 60’s this year. The old lady is his grandmother, who should be in her 80’s,” Gao Weicheng said: “But you can’t blame him. If it were me, after more than 20 years of being an only child, to suddenly be told that your father had an illegitimate kid outside, not to mention the internal power and wealth struggle, just for my mother alone I would’ve kicked them out.”
Yan Yaoxuan remembered that Mrs. Shan, whom he had met, was kind and humbled. He didn’t really expect her to have such a troubled private life within her family. He asked: “Are they going to divorce?”
Gao Weicheng looked at him in surprise: “What kind of divorce will an old husband and his wife have? Besides, their family is large so divorce wouldn’t be so easy. I think Mrs. Shan wants to stay married but is determined to block the mistress and her illegitimate child from entering the door.”
This was a pretty common practice among the elitist wives.
Yan Yaoxuan said: “At least Shan Cheng is the son of the Shan family. Even if he leaves home, his life won’t run into problems. A skinny camel is still bigger than horse*.”
*Reminder: idiom meaning the even if the rich runs into hard times, they are still better off than the poor.
“The thing is, when he left, he didn’t take a single penny. He was quite stubborn about it. I guess he felt that if he didn’t act determined enough, the old man in their family won’t care too much about it. Still, no matter how good an illegitimate child is, it still won’t have the same affection as the one he raised at home. Besides Shan Cheng is more capable. The illegitimate son from their family is Shan Wei looks pretty ordinary. He’s just a dandy. The old man probably doesn’t even want this son had he not been coaxed by the mistress. Shan Cheng probably knows this as well so he can only act in this way to hold his father to the fire.”
This was in line with someone like Shan Cheng’s personality. He doesn’t seem to be a white lotus that would just leave home cleanly and honestly and make room for an illegitimate kid. Above all things, he seems quite ruthless.
“Then does he have money to eat?” Yan Yaoxuan said.
Gao Weicheng said: “I heard that he went to work which made his old man extremely angry.”
When Yan Yaoxuan heard this, he immediately asked: “Where does he work?”
“As a waiter in a restaurant,” Gao Weicheng said: “What’s the matter? Why are you so interested in him?”
Yan Yaoxuan said: “I want to enjoy the service of a young master*.”
Gao Weicheng couldn’t stand him, so he took him to the restaurant. As soon as they entered, Yan Yaoxuan saw Shan Cheng.
This was a person that had a human face and the heart of a beast. With his waiter uniform on, he looked even more handsome and thin. Yan Yaoxuan slightly lowered his head, pretending not to see him, but Gao Weicheng nodded generously at Yan Yaoxuan.
They found a place to sit by the window, and Gao Weicheng sat down and said: “Don’t you want to see him? Why are you pretending you didn’t see him when we came in?”
As soon as his voice fell, he saw Shan Cheng walking over with the menu.
Gao Weicheng smiled and said to Dan Cheng: “I heard that you are working here. Turns out it was actually true.”
Shan Cheng glanced at Yan Yaoxuan, who simply pursed his lips and said nothing. Shan Cheng handed over the menu to Gao Weicheng. Before Gao Weicheng had the chance to pick it up, Yan Yaoxuan stretched out his hand and grabbed it: “Can you tell me what is the most popular dish in your restaurant?”
Shan Cheng said: “Meatfruit*.”
*Originally in English. It’s basically a pate made to look like an orange.
“What’s good about it?”
Gao Weicheng said: “You haven’t eaten it before?”
Yan Yaoxuan looked up at Shan Cheng: “It looks like an orange with a few pieces of bread. What’s so special about it?”
Shan Cheng said: “It made to look like an orange that you spread on bread. The main course is flounder and venison, and the orange is filled with a duck liver sauce.”
He spoke in a mixture of English and Chinese, which Yan Yaoxuan couldn’t understand much, causing his face to turn red. He felt that if he keeps continuing, he’ll lose his composure, so he handed the menu to Gao Weicheng: “I want this. You can order the rest.”
Gao Weicheng ordered two other dishes.
“It’ll be out shortly,” After Shan Cheng finished speaking, he took the menu and left.
Yan Yaoxuan glanced at his back and said: “How perfunctory.”
“What are you up to?” Gao Weicheng said: “Don’t make fun of others.”
“Look at his character. Can’t you tease him?” Yan Yaoxuan said.
“This restaurant is pretty famous. My mother and others goes here often. He probably works here on purpose.” Gao Weicheng whispered: “This kid is not easy to mess with, so don’t fuck around with him. While Jackson and the others acts indiscriminately, when it comes to Shan Cheng, even they wilt.”
“He looks very kind,” Yan Yaoxuan said: “Why is he so hard to mess with? Everyone seems to shiver and hide their tails at the mention of him.”
Gao Weicheng told him: “He is very handsome and thin, so he looks like a rich kid who’s easy to bully. When we were in the same high school, some people thought he was an easy target, but they were all beaten up very badly. When people fight, they just try to teach each other a lesson so they have bragging rights, but he fights like he’s planning on going to prison. Don’t you think it’s terrible? To tell you the truth…” Gao Weicheng approached him and whispered: “Don’t you think he’s a bit…”
Gao Weicheng laughed: “That’s not true. Anyway, I don’t get along well with him. Otherwise, since we’re both Chinese, we could have been pretty good friends a long time ago.”
Yan Yaoxuan thought to himself: ‘Fuck, why didn’t you say so earlier? If Laozi knew his true face, how would he dare provoke him?’
When Gao Weicheng saw Shan Cheng looking towards their table from across the crowd, he immediately sat upright and coughed. After a while, he found that Shan Cheng was still looking their way and he felt a little guilty. He didn’t know what had happened between Yan Yaoxuan and Shan Cheng, so he thought Shan Cheng was staring at him.
“How are you on your homework? If you take it easy and fail the exam again, you’ll be expelled from school.”
Yan Yaoxuan said: “Why are you brining this up while we’re eating. It’s annoying.”
Shan Cheng brought up the dishes they ordered, and the two of them left after eating. When he left, Yan Yaoxuan glanced back again, and when he saw Shan Cheng staring at him, he turned his head quickly in fright.
He felt that his nature was a bit petty, and he wanted to go back. This time around, he didn’t take Gao Weicheng with him but went by himself.
Even if he couldn’t figure what or why he was doing this, he felt a mysterious attraction to Shan Cheng. He didn’t seem to hate him, and kept wanting to provoke him, wanting to tease him. This attraction in Shan Cheng even made him forget about Shen Jintai in China. It was dangerous yet exciting.
The author has something to say：
NO ZUO NO DIE.
Kinky Thoughts: You know, Yan Yaoxuan in a way mirrors both Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan. Like Shen Jintai, he’s going to turn from a 1 to a 0 but unlike him he doesn’t seem to have a good head on his shoulder. Like Bai Qingquan he’s seems attractive to the bad boy type… except unlike Shi Lei, Shen Cheng is literally a bad seed (I mean he is supposed to be a black belly gong).