January 10, 2022

Chapter 39: Teach a Lesson

“Ah, what?” Zheng was shamelessly playing dumb.

Anyway, the screen of his cellphone was locked and protected by a password. For a pervert like him, there were too many things in his cellphone that couldn’t be seen, so it must be on password lock.

Yansheng walked up two steps and said in a cold voice, “Delete the photo you just secretly took now.”

Heling was there and considering the little girl’s mental state, she wouldn’t understand what Zheng had secretly took pictures of.

She was wearing a swimsuit and was drenched in water. The Liang family were all tall and Zheng looked at her condescendingly, but she did not feel threatened at all.

Zheng continued to play dumb. “What did I secretly take pictures of? I was just taking pictures here openly, so what’s wrong with that? Did Aunt and Uncle say that taking selfies are not allowed in this house?”

Yansheng was disgusted with him for being such a rascal.

In her previous life, he was such a malicious person. When she caught him taking pictures of her, he played dumb. When she made a fuss out it, Yingying jumped out to protect him.

“Don’t play dumb,” she said. “You know what I’m talking about.”

Zheng was happy.

He could see that Yansheng was unwilling to tell that he took pictures of her in front of Heling. This kind of tender-skinned young girl was the best to bully.

“I’m sorry but I really don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said with a hippy smile.

He was a man, so what was he afraid of?

However, Yansheng had no patience with such people. He was not worthy.

“Take out your phone,” she asked. “Give it to me.”

“That won’t work.” Zheng smiled and shook the cellphone in front of her. “You kids don’t understand that cellphone is a very personal item. This is personal privacy, so it’s not okay to demand others to give you their cellphones.”

“As long I continue being shameless, I am invincible, especially in front of this innocent little girl,” Zheng thought proudly.

Unfortunately, he was wrong.

The more Heling listened, the more she felt that something was wrong. Her cousin and sister would not start fighting after a few words just like how she and Shuocheng did. They were just talking, but the atmosphere was obviously not right.

Moreover, the way her cousin talked and his expressions kind of looked annoying.

Although she didn’t know what photo he secretly took as what her sister said, Heling had already given her cousin an ‘X’ and her sister a ‘√’ in her heart.

Heling was about to move to Yansheng’s side, when she saw her sister suddenly faced her rascal cousin, and without a word, she just waved her hand.

The hand knife chopped into Zheng’s wrist, so he was caught off guard and spread his hand.

Before he came to K City, for fear of being despised by the Zhang family, he specially went to buy a new cellphone. And now, this new cellphone drew a parabola in the air perfectly and fell into the swimming pool.

There was a short period of stagnation in the air.

Then, they heard Zheng’s pig-killing shout, “My new cellphone!” He jumped into the pool with a plop.

However, the place where the cellphone fell was at the deepest part of the pool. Although Zheng could also breaststroke for a few dozen meters, he had never actually learned how to swim properly.

He panicked twice, but failed to get to the bottom of the water to reach the cellphone.

After he held back his breath for the third time, he finally got his cellphone out. Just as he grabbed the pool deck and had not yet climbed up, he felt something slipped from his hand. Yansheng leaned over and took the cellphone away from him.

“Hey!” Zheng shouted loudly.

Unfortunately, Yansheng didn’t bat an eye.

All Heling could see was her sister pulling the cellphone and throwing it away with all her might.

The phone that had just been soaked in water flew in a beautiful arc above the swimming pool and landed firmly on the other side of it. There was a clear cracking sound.

Zheng was completely heartbroken. There are so many things hidden in that cellphone!

Yansheng calmly put on her bathrobe, fastened her belt, and walked towards the house.

Zheng was furious, climbed out of the pool, wiped his face, and shouted angrily, “Zhang Yansheng! Stop right there!”

As he roared, he ran towards her and reached out to grab her shoulder.

Heling exclaimed, “Sister, watch—”

Before the word ‘out’ was spoken, Yansheng’s figure flashed and her foot moved. Not only did Zheng pounce on her, he was also directly tripped and fell to the ground, which almost knocked his teeth off.

Heling’s mouth opened into an ‘O’ shape.

Zheng hadn’t even realized how he had fallen. He propped up his body and looked up. Yansheng’s bathrobe hem and beautiful calf were right in front of him. So, he reached out his hand to grab her waist.

It was followed by a sharp pain in the shoulder.

Yansheng folded Zheng’s arms behind his back, pressed her knees against his back, and asked, “What do you want to do?”

Zheng struggled a few times, but after Yansheng was reborn, her strength had magically increased a lot. Her strength was now stronger than that of an adult man. Zheng only felt as if an iron tower was being pressed on his back, and he couldn’t break free at all.

Heling was still watching the show.

Zheng’s face flushed and he finally said, “Let go of me, what are you doing?! I am a guest of your family!”

Yansheng sneered, “Heh! I have never seen a guest like you.” Then, she let him go.

Heling was so afraid that her sister and cousin would fight. Seeing her sister let go, she breathed a sigh of relief.

Although her cousin tried to pounce on her sister viciously just now, she was not worried about her sister. How her cousin fell just now and how he couldn’t get up after being pressed to the ground, she was able to witness it clearly.

It looks like my cousin is not my sister’s opponent at all.

What shall I do if my sister is this super cool?!

She felt like she was going to have star eyes.1Star eyes 星星眼 – Star eyes refer to the character’s eyesight due to a certain emotion.  In order to increase the feeling, the eyes of the character are drawn as a five-pointed star or a four-pointed star (mostly four-pointed stars). Just like in anime or manga where the characters’ eyes are turning into stars.

After his useless struggle, Zheng had realized the value of Yansheng’s force. He just remembered that he seemed to have heard the little brat, Shuocheng, said that Yansheng had been training since she was a child, and it seemed to be true.

No matter how angry he was deep inside, he could only hold back his breath, pointed to the other side of the pool and accused her, “Zhang Yansheng, tell me, what should I do about that?”

Yansheng put her hands in her bathrobe pocket and raised an eyebrow. “Do about what?”

“My cellphone! Don’t play dumb!” Zheng glared at her, he was really distressed. “That d*mn thing, it hasn’t been a week since I bought it! It costs me a big few thousand!”2大几千呢 – A big few thousand: 3000 to 8000, more than 8000 is called a small ten thousand.

For the first time, Yansheng learned that the word ‘big’ could be added in front of ‘few thousand’.

She asked rhetorically, “Oh, then what do you want me to do?”

Zheng thought to himself that although the cause of this incident was that he took pictures of Yansheng, she did not lose too much and she even destroyed his cellphone. Compensation! Yansheng must compensate me!

“Pay me!” Zheng put his hands on his waist. “I don’t want money! I want a new cellphone! Exactly the same phone! Right now, immediately, quickly!”

He thought it over that when Yansheng couldn’t grant this request, he would claim the loss again. So, he could ask for more money then.

Unexpectedly, Yansheng snorted and replied, “Okay.”

Zheng was taken aback, not believing that she would be able to get a brand new cellphone right now. The broken cellphone was the latest model of Fruit. It was only launched a few months ago. He bought it specially before he came to K City.

Even if she went out to buy it now, it would take an hour or two to get back.

“Don’t smile, I’m not kidding!” he said with a grimace. “Adults can’t live without cellphones, do you know that?! Do you know how many important people we have to contact using out cellphones?! Do you know how much this will delayed me?! I’m talking—”

As he was talking endlessly, Yansheng got annoyed, so she shouted, “Hehe!”

Heling slid in front of her. “Sister!”

Yansheng told her, “Go to my room now. In the third drawer on the right-hand side of the desk, get the cellphone for your cousin.”

“Okay!” Heling put on the bath towel as a cape and ran away like Batman.

Zhang Yansheng walked into the house in her slippers.

Zheng shouted “Hey!” He chased after her for a couple of steps, then he turned his head back and glanced at Yansheng again. He stomped his feet with anger and ran to the other side of the pool to pick up his broken cellphone.

Because the cellphone was shattered and got water in it, it couldn’t be repaired at all.

Zheng’s heart hurts, his liver hurts, and his lungs hurt. Not only for the cellphone, but also for all the contents in it.

He grasped it hard, took the bath towel and took a long breath first, then went to the house to find Yansheng with a grunt.

Yansheng asked Heling to get a new cellphone, but is there really one? Why is it so coincidental that there is a new cellphone at home? It must be a bluff, right? Liang Zheng didn’t believe it very much.

Could it be that some old cellphone will be used to fool him? That’s not okay! Either pay for a brand new one with the same model or double my loss money!

With these thoughts in his mind, Zheng entered the house aggressively.

He entered through the side door which was near the small hall where the Zhang family took some rest.

Yansheng was sitting on the sofa waiting for Heling, and when she turned her head, she saw a pack of Huan’s cigarettes on the corner table.

She naturally took one and bit it. Then, she picked up the lighter and was about to light it when she suddenly came back to her senses. She just acted like the 15-year-old Yansheng from her previous life.

She held the cigarette between her fingers, and then placed it under the tip of her nose to smell it. In the end, she squeezed it in a ball into the glass ashtray.

Heling got the order from Yansheng and ran as fast as she could. When Zheng stepped into the small hall, she also happened to run down with a box in her arms. “I’m coming, I’m coming! Sister, is this the one?”

Yansheng took it and had a look, threw it on the sofa on the other side, and said to Zheng, “See if it’s the same model.”

Zheng picked it up suspiciously and took a look. It was not only the same model, but also the latest version of this model. The broken one in his hand was just a low-profile version. Plus, it was not an old phone. The layer of plastic film on the outside of the box was still intact which indicated that it was a hundred percent brand new.

Liang Zheng choked up. He was dumbfounded for a long time before he asked suspiciously, “Did you plan to destroy my cellphone?”

Otherwise, why is there a brand new one ready in your room?

Yansheng sneered, “When you buy a cellphone, don’t you have to buy a spare one? If not, who would prepare it for you then?”

What the hell?!

Who the f*ck would purchase a cellphone and then buy a spare one as well?!

Do you think you’re buying a soy milk?!

Zheng was furious.

“Did you check it? Is it the same model?” asked Yansheng.

“It’s the same model, but I don’t like this color, it’s too feminine.” Zheng cleared his throat. “But it’s okay. I will accept this one.”

“You accepted it, right?” Yansheng nodded. “That’s great.”

With that said, she stepped forward, took out the cellphone from his hand, and slammed it to the ground.

The brand-new high-end cellphone shattered on the spot and was no longer usable.

Zheng was stunned.

“If I break one of your cellphones, then you also have to break one of my cellphones,” said Yansheng. “Now, we’re even. I don’t owe you anymore.”

Heling’s mouth opened into an “O” shape once again. She couldn’t help but feel that something was wrong, but it seemed to make sense at the same time.

If both of them lose a cellphone, it was indeed even.

Yansheng leaned over to get Zheng’s old cellphone.

She didn’t move fast, but Zheng had been taught by her just now and already knew how good she was. He didn’t dare to grab her this time and just stiffly shouted, “What are you doing?”

He could only watch Yansheng take his old cellphone away.

The old cellphone was badly broken, but maybe he could still export its data.

However, Yansheng directly broke the phone in half with a vigorous force.

Zheng’s eyes were bulging out.

Yansheng took out the sim card and threw it to him, then said coldly, “This is my home, not a public place. No matter whether it is a room or a person, it is not right for you to take random photos. If you let me find you doing it again, don’t wait for me to make a move, just get out of here!”

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    Star eyes 星星眼 – Star eyes refer to the character’s eyesight due to a certain emotion.  In order to increase the feeling, the eyes of the character are drawn as a five-pointed star or a four-pointed star (mostly four-pointed stars). Just like in anime or manga where the characters’ eyes are turning into stars.
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    大几千呢 – A big few thousand: 3000 to 8000, more than 8000 is called a small ten thousand.