January 9, 2022

Chapter 38: Sneak Shot

When her nephew came back in the evening, Yingying talked to him, “Contact the agency to help you find some apartments immediately. If you go to check it out this weekend, then it will be settled immediately.”

Although Yingying promised to pay for his rent, Zheng was still upset. Who the hell would be happy to be kicked out in the open?

He agreed perfunctorily, but deep inside, he didn’t want to leave at all.

Big room, big bathroom, big courtyard, big basement, big swimming pool…

Living in this big mansion was like a dream.

Even if Yingying agreed to pay his rent, it would be impossible for her to rent him a villa to live in. Even if he rented a high-end apartment, there would still be a sense of loss that he had been left behind in the world.

Moreover, he might not even drive the worn-out BMW that was being used to buy groceries.

By that time, he would gradually become an ordinary employee who took the subway to work, and he would be indifferent to everyone.

Yingying was able to blend herself into the identity of Mrs. Zhang, so Zheng was just nothing for her as he had only eaten rice for a few years. All the silly thoughts her nephew had were clearly written on his face, so she said angrily, “Don’t think about staying here. Let me tell you, I don’t care if you find a good house or not, you will pack up your things and leave next week, and you can live wherever you like. If you don’t want to find a house, then I can just save the rent fees. Don’t think about asking me for it in the future!”

Zheng hated his aunt for being so heartless. But in the end, he could only agree.

When he went back to the room, he called the agent with resentment, and specifically stated what he wanted, “Okay! Luxuriously decorated!” He added, “Don’t save me money.”

The agent loved this kind of people who were rich and stupid, and vowed to satisfy him.

When Zheng went to work on Friday, the agent responded to him. They sent him photos of several high-end apartments, all of which were luxuriously decorated and looked grand and upscale.

It would be great if he could live in such a house by himself.

Zheng finally became more calm and replied with a question, “How much is it?”

The agent replied, “The first one is 30,000/month, the second apartment is 28,000/month, and the third apartment is small and cheap, only 20,000/month.”

Zheng was astounded.

In his small hometown, the rental price of a one-bedroom apartment was only 600 yuan. It was also easy to bargain with the owner to lower it down to 500 yuan.

The rental prices in the city where he went to school were also low, and the students who wanted to rent apartments would not rent expensive ones.

So, when he told the agent the words luxurious and don’t save him money, he actually didn’t expect that the rent in K City would be so expensive.

Of course, most people would not rent such expensive apartments. Who told him to make those demands anyway? The agent thought he was a rich customer and found him those high-end apartments. The agent didn’t expect him to be a small white-collar worker with a salary of only a few thousand yuan.

In addition, he was still an intern who hadn’t become a full-time employee yet.

If the agent also learned about it, he would roll his eyes in anger.

Zheng was shocked by the rent prices, but the agent was still eager to make an appointment with him to see the apartments. He could only perfunctorily reply, “I’m been busy these days, so I can’t make a time now. I will contact you later instead.”

When he returned to the Zhang’s house after work, he quietly approached Yingying after dinner and showed her the apartments.

Yingying almost got angry and laughed at him. Her nephew really didn’t regard himself as an outsider. She said that she would pay his rent fee, so he really dared to look for a place. However, he found these high-end apartments, so if she gave him more face, then he might have look for a villa instead.

Although Yingying would give her family some money from time to time, she was willing to slip them through her fingers. She came out early to mess with society, but she was not someone who would recognize others lying to her and sucking her blood.

No one could do it, neither her natal family. Her parents couldn’t do it, not to mention her nephew.

She threw Zheng’s cellphone directly back into his arms. “How much salary do you get a month, huh? How dare you live in such an apartment? Look at yourself in the mirror yourself, do you think you deserve it?”

Although Zheng had predicted that there was a high probability that this would not work out, he was still a little annoyed when he heard those words. “Didn’t you say that you will pay for my rent?”

Yingying poked him hard. “I didn’t know you had such a big face!”

It was so big that it could cover the sky.

Zheng became angry. “So, what should I do? You don’t like the apartments I found, where should I live then?”

Yingying yelled back at him, “Find other apartments! Hurry up!”

Under Yingying’s urging, Zheng could only turn on the computer and log on to the website of the real estate agency. As soon as he tried to click on the commercial properties, Yingying immediately slapped his hand and said, “How much is your salary? Can you afford to live there? Look at what kind of apartments your colleagues in the office are living in.”

Of course, the single young people, who came to K City, all live in that kind of old and broken-down apartments. Many of them would even share or rent in groups.

Zheng was not happy anymore. “How can I live in that kind of broken-down apartment?!”

So, Yingying spat at him again, “Broken-down apartment? If you look at the apartment prices in K City, you will not be able to afford to buy those kind of old and dilapidated apartments for the rest of your life! Who do you think you are? A big boss?”

“I am not a big boss, but—” Zheng slapped the table, “—uncle is the big boss! Do you have the nerve to let me live in a place like that? I’m embarrassed that you feel no shame!”

“I have nothing to be embarrassed about! When I first came to K City, I lived in the basement! It doesn’t even have a toilet! If I want to pee in the middle of the night, I have to get up and go to the public toilet in the neighborhood! Your grandparents also told me to save money and send them home!” Yingying also became angry.

As soon as she got mad, Zheng cowered and muttered, “Well, you’ve gotten rich now—”

“It’s none of your business if I’m rich now! You’re not the one who got rich!”

“Hehe receives 10,000-yuan pocket money a month…”

Upon hearing this, Yingying felt that it was time to talk to her nephew.

She made it clear to him. “Zheng, let me just tell you, so that you can figure it out. Yes, I have money. Yes, Hehe has 10,000-yuan pocket money a month. But that’s all Zhang family’s money and it has nothing to do with you! Do you understand?! It has nothing to do with you! There is only one eldest master in the Zhang family and that is Shuoshuo! You have to f*cking wake up, don’t treat yourself as the eldest master of the Zhang family, your f*cking surname is Liang!”

Zheng deeply hated his surname Liang. How come my surname is not Zhang?! It’s really frustrating!

He was dejectedly pressured by his aunt, so he picked a few old and small one-bedroom apartments online and made an appointment with the agent to see them on Saturday.

“I’ll go with you tomorrow!” Yingying said, “The agreement is almost signed. Don’t be too picky. For those who have just arrived in K City like you, many rent in groups in the basement. Who can rent the entire one-bedroom and one-living room apartment like you? It’s so comfortable!”

Comfortable my ass!

Zheng sighed while lying in bed all night.

From a big mansion to an old broken house, isn’t that from heaven to hell?

If he was a child of an ordinary family, who came to K City by himself and lived in the basement, he might not feel anything about it. But he had seen the wealth of the Zhang family. He had lived in a mansion and sat in a luxury car. He knew what life was like for the rich people.

Since he got to taste the rich life, it was really difficult to bear if he would return to live an ordinary life.

Although Yingying said that she would accompany him to see the houses, he had to wait for her to get up and get out of bed. The earliest appointment they made was half past 10 in the morning. This was already very early for Yingying.

Before she got up, Zheng was up early and scurried around the house with his cellphone, taking pictures of everything. He even changed into several different clothes. He planned to keep them for future use and post them on Moments from time to time.

As for the fact that he would no longer live in this mansion, of course, he couldn’t let the people in his Moments know.

Young Master Liang also wanted to save his face. He was someone who had a salary of 70,000 yuan a month.

On the other hand, Yansheng woke up in the morning, looked at the time, and decided to swim first.

She changed into a swimsuit, put on a bathrobe, and went to knock on the door next to her. “Heling, get up! Let’s go swimming!”

The little girl’s sleepy voice came from the room, “Huh? Oh, coming!”

Yansheng didn’t wait for her, so she went downstairs first.

Who knew that Zheng was taking selfies in swimming trunks next to the swimming pool?

Yansheng was speechless.

There was an unbearable sight early in the morning.

Yansheng rolled her eyes, took off her bathrobe, and threw it on the recliner. Then, she stretched her arms and jumped straight down. She deliberately slapped the water surface. Zheng, who was taking a selfie, was splashed all over with water intentionally.

He quickly wiped the water off his cellphone with a towel first, lest the water get into the cellphone. After wiping his face, he turned his head and saw that a girl in the swimming pool was no other than his eldest cousin, Yansheng.

She must have done it on purpose!

Zheng was so angry, but he couldn’t scold her even if he wanted to. He was an adult and she was just a child, who was also a girl, especially a girl who no one dared to provoke in this family, so how can he reprimand her?

If he did, it would be a shame for him.

Zheng bitterly comforted himself, I don’t like young girl’s porn videos anyway.

He turned around to leave, then glanced at the girl again, and his heart was moved.

Although young girl’s porn videos were of no interest for him, he could deny that this young girl was really beautiful.

Although she had not yet fully developed, her snow-white skin glowed brightly in the water. She was wearing a two-piece swimsuit that showed her straight and long legs, and thin and tight waist. When she swam up and down in the water, she looked like a mermaid.

Zheng was shocked and aroused. He looked around to see that there was no one else there, so he quietly raised his cellphone—

“Cousin, what are you doing?”

Heling’s voice suddenly sounded, which made Zheng shiver with fright, and his cellphone almost fell.

“You scared me to death! Why are you walking without a sound?” Zheng grasped his cellphone and complained.

Heling also changed into a swimsuit and wore the bath towel as a cape, like a superhero. She looked at Zheng suspiciously and felt that his expression was a bit wrong. “What are you doing?”

“Nothing!” Zheng hesitated. “I’m here to take a few selfies.”

But just now, she clearly saw him holding his cellphone up and it was facing towards the person in the pool.

“So what—do you want to swim?” Zheng changed the subject.

Children were easily deflected. Heling’s attention was distorted all of a sudden and she replied, “Yes, do you want to swim too?”

“No, I’m going to have breakfast now. You should swim and exercise well every day. Hahaha!”

Just as he was about to slip away, someone behind him said coldly, “Stop right there.”

Zheng turned his head and saw that Yansheng had already come out of the pool, covered in water. She took off her swimming goggles and threw them on the chair, her eyes were sharp, shooting over like a knife.

“Delete it!”