January 6, 2022

Chapter 35: To Like

“So it mainly needs space, at least 20 square meters. And if we want to get several machines, we need an area of 30 to 40 square meters,” Yansheng said.

“What are you talking about?” Huan asked inexplicably as he watched the three siblings talk.

Shuocheng hurriedly replied, “Eldest sister said we’ll get a VR room at home! So we can play at home!”

Huan: “Oh.”

Heling then asked, “Where is it going to be?”

Yansheng responded, “That’s the problem because we have to make such a big space at home. Now, where in this house can we free up that much space?”

Shuocheng hurriedly said, “My room! My room is okay! Put them all in my room!” When the time comes, I’ll just close the door and play in my room by myself. And no one will care about me!

Happiness was clearly showing on Shuocheng’s face, and both of his sisters rolled their eyes.

The three siblings’ interaction made Huan laugh.

The laughter hadn’t fallen yet when his little daughter said, “The one in the basement! The one with a lot of things piled up that I don’t know, is that okay?”

“Oh, that one! I think that’s okay.” His eldest daughter continued, “Go and ask the helpers to move everything to the storage room. No, let’s measure the size of that room first.”

His little daughter volunteered, “I’ll measure it! I’ll do it!”

But his son also stepped in, “I want to measure it too!”

So his little daughter hated it. “Don’t make trouble!”

On the other hand, his eldest daughter just handed out the work. “Then I’ll leave it to you. Tell me how many machines can fit into that room and I will be responsible for buying them.”

Huan was speechless.

He watched as his three children chattered away, arranging his collection room in a clear manner, so he had no way but to give it up.

He held his forehead and finally spoke, “My little ancestors, don’t mess around! That room is 30 square meters, so there is no need to measure it. I clearly remember it! Don’t move the stuff there, okay? I’ll take care of it, so don’t move anything. Wait until I move all those things to the storage room before you go!”

“Okay! When I contact the seller, you can pay them,” said Yansheng.

What else can a father do? His children were in debt, so he could only say, “Okay.”

Both Heling and Shuocheng cheered together.

Huan smiled and shook his head.

However, among his three children, only the youngest two were genuinely happy and his eldest daughter Yansheng was still indifferent. She didn’t even look at him.

Obviously, she treats her half-siblings very well. How can she be so cold to me, her father?

Huan somehow felt uncomfortable.

After dinner, Zheng came back. His mood was much better than before.

Today, he left the key of the BMW car on his desk, and it really made his colleagues in the office envious and jealous. They all said, “You deserve to be Young Master Zhang’s nephew. You can already drive a BMW just after graduation. Not like us, 996,1996 – 9am-9pm, six days a week (work schedule) who still have to squeeze in the subway.”

These people were really ignorant. The BMW was nothing as it was just being used to buy groceries by the helpers.

He really wanted to show them the Cullinan or the Ferrari, and let them see the world!

Later on, these people in the office heckled and said that they wanted to try his BMW. In particular, there was a female intern in their office, a native of K City, who also graduated from a famous university. The look in her eyes had some affection.

Zheng became impulsive. He not only took these people for a ride, but also invited them to have a meal. The dinner table was full of compliments, and after the meal, he sent home the female intern. It was a very enjoyable day for him.

Huan took his children to have some family time after dinner.

The youngest two chatted continuously about the VR room and were very excited. The eldest daughter was sitting on the sofa beside him, holding a tablet, and looking at the prices of the VR machines.

While drinking tea, Huan only felt happiness and contentment.

Zheng came back and heard that the Zhang family was in the small living room, so he came to join in the fun. “Hey, why is my aunt not here?”

Huan thought to himself, ‘If your aunt is here, then there is a high probability that the family will not be this harmonious.‘ He would rather have Yingying play outside for a longer time. Family harmony was more important.

He casually asked Zheng, “How are you these past few days? Are you adapting well?”

Zheng became so excited by this question, so he immediately sat down and became a chatterbox. “Uncle, I have been observing carefully in the office these past few days and found a lot of problems…”

He began to point out the problems Team Leader Xu had done, what Manager Wang had done wrong, and what he would have done instead.

Huan felt very bored after hearing it.

The water in the office is too deep, so how can a brat like you see through it?

He had dealt with a lot of poor relatives in the past. He felt that he always had a broad mind to tolerate these kind of people, but he didn’t know how to treat this nephew. He’d always been not pleasing to his eyes.

When Yansheng couldn’t take it anymore, she closed the cover of the tablet, stood up and left, which gave Huan a sudden realization.

In the past, those poor relatives, who came to seek financial help, at least knew how to flatter the Zhang family. Only this person named Liang Zheng disregarded the children of the Zhang family more than once — mainly Yansheng. Huan could naturally perceive the antagonism against Yansheng from those subtle attitudes.

It was precisely because he noticed it that he felt disgusted.

In Zheng’s eyes, Yansheng, the child born from his first wife, was completely superfluous in the Zhang family.

But in Huan’s eyes, between his current wife’s nephew and his own daughter, only an idiot would not know whom he should choose.

Huan watched as Zheng continued his bombastic talk, and then watched Yansheng stand up. The youngest two tended to follow her as well. His good time with his family had been ruined just like that.

He was very dissatisfied. He was no longer in the mood to listen to Zheng, this stupid boy, talking recklessly about useless things. He interrupted Zheng with a wave of his hand and tried to have his children stay. “Let’s talk a little longer.”

Yansheng didn’t even lift her heard. “It’s too noisy here so I’m going back to my room.”

She left without giving him any face.

Maybe it was because the family had been too noisy in the past few years, so the harmony and peace in the past few days had made Huan particularly nostalgic. He couldn’t keep Yansheng, so he could only keep the youngest two. “Hehe, don’t go. Come on, talk to Dad again.”

Heling had always been well-behaved and obedient. When Huan said that, she stayed obediently and she also grabbed Shuocheng.

Huan hugged Shuocheng in his arms. “Tell Dad again, which machines do you want?”

Shuocheng replied happily, “The one for driving and the one for shooting!”

No one paid attention to Zheng anymore. He was full of wise thoughts, various opinions and suggestions, but hadn’t presented them all. It was really embarrassing and annoying.

But of course, he won’t blame Huan on this. In his heart, he and his uncle were a family.

However, this annoyance was recorded on Yansheng again, the excess baggage.

He couldn’t just sit there without talking, so he brazenly interjected, “What are you talking about?”

Although Heling didn’t like him, she was also a polite child. She wouldn’t even give him a look like Yansheng did, so she replied, “Today, we went to the VR gaming center to play. Sister said that we’ll set up a VR room for the family.”

With that said, she told him all the machines they were going to buy as discussed earlier.

Zheng was surprised. “This would cost… a lot of money, right?”

“Not so much. Sister said it’ll only cost less than half a million yuan,” replied Heling.

Zheng was dumbfounded.

Half a million? That can buy me a car! Moreover, Heling, this little child, when she said that half a million is not much, it was so natural.

Zheng was sitting on the sofa, feeling uncomfortable all over.

He watched Huan holding and teasing Shuocheng, as if he hadn’t heard their conversation at all.

Zheng was still full of passion just now and wanted to give his uncle’s company a good opinion, but suddenly he felt uncomfortable. As long as his uncle gave him a salary of several thousand yuan, it was worth his hard work.

They should talk about when he will be promoted as a director or manager.

He was full of complaints and couldn’t let them out, so his tone became bad and exclaimed, “Why don’t you just go out and have fun?”

Heling was more sensitive and already faintly felt that there was a problem with his attitude.

Although Shuocheng couldn’t notice it, he didn’t like what he heard and yelled back, “There are too many people in the VR gaming center, so you have to line up!”

It was still summer vacation and there were so many people in this kind of activity center. When they went out earlier, there were two machines with a long line of people. Shuocheng was the most impatient one to line up. If Yingying took him there, he would rush over and would demand to go first. But Yansheng led him there, held him down, and told him to line up in accordance with order, so he was really anxious to death.

Because you don’t want to line up, so you have to spend hundreds of thousands of yuan? What a son of a b*tch!

“What’s the matter with the long queue, where else can’t you line up nowadays?” Zheng said with full dissatisfaction.

Heling was about to speak when Yingying came in.

As soon as Yingying got home, she heard from a helper that Huan had canceled his dinner appointment today and came back early.

In fact, Yingying had been Mrs. Zhang for several years, but she had never been able to change the habits she developed when she was being nurtured by Huan. When he was present, he would be the center of the solar system in her eyes and she had to revolve around him.

When she heard that he was in the small living room, she handed the shopping bags to the helper and came over by herself.

“Why didn’t you tell me that you came home early?” she said angrily.

As soon as she walked in, she saw her husband holding her son, her daughter standing beside him, and her nephew accompanying him. This scene was really harmonious. In particular, the excess baggage Yansheng was not present, which made her eyes too comfortable.

She asked with a smile, “What are you talking about?”

Because Zheng was full of resentment and he felt that there was no need to go in circles with his aunt, he said bluntly, “Auntie, look at the child you raised! Just because he doesn’t want to line up outside, so you will have to spend hundreds of thousands of yuan just to buy some game machines and place them at home! How can this be right?!”

Is this not letting us build a VR room?

Heling was angry and anxious, but didn’t know how to refute him.

On the other hand, Shuocheng jumped off his father’s lap without thinking about it and said loudly, “How we spend our family’s money is none of your business! You don’t have a say on it!”

This son of a b*tch! How can he be so rude to adults?!

Zheng became furious. He was the eldest grandson of the Liang family and his status in the family was similar to that of Shuocheng in the Zhang family. It was easy to deal with colleagues and superiors in the company, but how can he be scolded by a little boy pointing at his nose like this in his own home?

He couldn’t accept this kind of treatment. “I am your elder cousin, so I should care!”

Although Shuocheng was young, he had met many relatives. Those relatives all held him and praised him. He didn’t understand the twists and turns of it, but he naturally knew that these ‘relatives’ would not dare to do anything to him.

At least this cousin would never dare to beat him with a real knife and gun like his eldest sister.

Moreover, his father and mother were present, so he had nothing to fear.

“You have no right! It’s none of your business!” He put his hands on his waist and glared at his cousin. “Hmph!”

It was indeed a very rude behavior.

Only this time, Heling wanted to give a like2点赞 – to like (an online post on Weibo, Facebook etc) to her brother.

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    点赞 – to like (an online post on Weibo, Facebook etc)