Full Cup of Water - Chap 6
Xin Qianyu never thought that the vulgar plot of “I’ll give you a million to leave that man” would actually happen to him.
Wasn’t this only something that would happen in a novel?
To say the least, even if there really was such a thing, Xin Qianyu should be the one who would throw away the person’s cheque!
What’s more, why was it only one million? Was Su Zhong only worth one million? Who was he looking down on? Did he look down on Su Zhong? Or did he look down on Xin Qianyu? What can a million do these days? It was not even enough for Xin Qianyu to buy a watch!
Xin Qianyu was confused and blinked, trying to recognize An Su’s face. He pursed his pale pink lips and blinked his thick-lashed eyes. His appearance became more beautiful, and An Su’s heart burned with anger when he saw it: just like a fox!!!
An Su said heatedly, “I advise you not to be unappreciative of someone’s kindness. People like you are not worthy of Su Zhong at all. He’ll dump you soon, and you won’t be able to get anything at that time. Since you know the difficulties now, you can still make a million and have some dignity if you retreat!”
Xin Qianyu could not stand the most to hear the phrase “You are not worthy of Su Zhong”. His expression suddenly became cold, and he said, “How could the security guard let a random person like you in? Get out of here, or I’ll let property management drive you away.”
An Su smiled and took out a key card. “It was Su Zhong who told me to come here.”
Xin Qianyu’s face changed slightly, and he snatched the key card from him. Su Zhong’s signature was on the key card, so Xin Qianyu recognized at a glance that this key card was indeed Su Zhong’s.
Seeing Xin Qianyu’s unhappy face, An Su felt better, so he said, “Is one million not enough? I advise you not to be too greedy.”
Xin Qianyu wanted to scold, I’ll give you two million to get out of here.
But Xin Qianyu had second thoughts. Why do I have to give this idiot two million? Then won’t I become the bigger fool?
An Su said, “I’m younger, more beautiful than you, and more knowledgeable than you. I also have more in common with Su Zhong…”
Hearing what An Su said, Xin Qianyu finally understood: as it turned out, this was using money to become a mistress! The world was so amazing. Was there still such a lowly creature rushing to me, asking for a fight?
Xin Qianyu did not say anything more. He raised his hand and slapped his face with a smack. Half of An Su’s face was swollen. An Su did not expect Xin Qianyu to start fighting without saying a word, so he was in a daze. When he finally reacted, he saw the door closing with a “bang”. He could not even touch Xin Qianyu’s shadow, let alone fight back.
An Su was the only son of the boss, David. When would he get angry over such trivial matters? His eyes were red, and he pounded on the door with anger. It was just that the hand he banged on the door with was made of meat, and the door being pounded on was made of wood. Only his hand hurt from the pounding. No door would be opened by it. Moreover, he had not pounded for very long before he was pulled away by the security guard.
Of course, the security guard was called by Xin Qianyu. Xin Qianyu had only said someone had come to the door to cause trouble. An Su was not the property owner and was quickly driven out. But Xin Qianyu was still very annoyed. He was about to call Su Zhong and raised his head, facing the mirror on the wall. The mirror reflected Xin Qianyu with a scowling face. Xin Qianyu was suddenly taken aback: Since I’m so angry, would I talk irresponsibly to Su Zhong? Would it make Su Zhong unhappy?
After several seconds of thought, Xin Qianyu watched himself in the mirror as he transformed from aggressive to weak.
Even then, Xin Qianyu feared his little white flower set-up collapsing!
Xin Qianyu smiled at himself and put the key card on the coffee table. He took a few deep breaths, cleared his mind, and picked up the phone again to dial Su Zhong’s number.
Su Zhong did not answer.
Xin Qianyu frowned and called several times, but Su Zhong still did not answer.
Right then, the smouldering in Xin Qianyu’s heart again turned into a blaze, and his head was as hot as a burning stone.
He had nowhere to vent his resentment, so he could only call Zhu Pu to complain. When Zhu Pu heard this, he was also filled with righteous indignation. “This Su Zhong is great! Not only did he find a mistress, but he also did it right in front of you?”
Xin Qianyu shook his head. “Why would Zhong Ge look for a mistress? I think it’s one with the surname An who got it upside down, right?”
Zhu Pu sighed. “Huh? Do you trust your Zhong Ge so much? Didn’t you say that he doesn’t have deep feelings for you?”
Xin Qianyu smiled bitterly. “It’s not that I’m trusting his feelings for me. It’s just that I trust his personality.”
Su Zhong’s life was very straightforward. If he had a crush on other men, he would not cheat and would end it directly.
Thinking of this, it was hard to say whether it was bitter or sweet to Xin Qianyu.
Zhu Pu thought for a while and said, “What will you do then?”
Xin Qianyu said, “Let me ask Zhong Ge first. It’s just that Zhong Ge hasn’t returned my call. I don’t know if there’s something wrong…”
Zhu Pu said, “Isn’t your Zhong Ge a fund manager? I heard that some companies don’t allow fund managers to use mobile phones during work hours, for fear that they’ll engage in rat trading. When he gets off work, you can try to call again.” Xin Qianyu had a flash of understanding. “Oh, yes, this must be the case. Zhong Ge would never deliberately not answer my call.” Zhu Pu was indeed right this time. Because of Kevin’s scandal, David strengthened his management. Most employees, including Su Zhong, could not use mobile phones during trading hours.
After some time passed, Xin Qianyu was about to call Su Zhong, but unexpectedly, Su Zhong called first.
Su Zhong asked, “What’s the matter?”
Xin Qianyu was dumbfounded for a moment and did not even know where to start. After a while, Xin Qianyu slowly said, “This… a man named An Su came to our house with your key card.”
“Yes.” Su Zhong said. “I asked him to go.”
Xin Qianyu’s heart “thumped”, and his voice tightened like a bowstring. “Why?”
Su Zhong said, “I didn’t bring my fountain pen, so asked him to get it. He said he fell halfway and is now on the way to the hospital.”
Xin Qianyu immediately understood a little bit. When did he fall halfway? It was because he was slapped by me and his face was swollen, so he was embarrassed to go to work, and just made it up, right?
Xin Qianyu only said, “Really? Who the hell was he? He was very rude!”
“He’s a new assistant.” Su Zhong replied.
Xin Qianyu found it even stranger. How could an assistant say, “I’ll give you a million”?
Xin Qianyu asked, “Is his family very rich?”
Su Zhong said, “He’s David’s son.”
“Oh, I see.” Xin Qianyu nodded.
If An Su was just an ordinary person, Xin Qianyu could argue directly and let An Su know that he was superior. But An Su was the son of Su Zhong’s boss, so Xin Qianyu was hesitant.
However, it was too late for Xin Qianyu to be worried about that because the imprint of his powerful palm was still red on An Su’s face.
An Su didn’t dare to go to work with a palm print on his face, so he took a leave of absence and went home. In the end, he could not hide it from his parents. Although David was promiscuous, he had only one son, An Su, so he loved An Su like a precious pearl. Seeing that An Su had been slapped in the face, he felt distressed and angry and hurriedly asked An Su what was going on. An Su originally wanted to lie to cover up what happened, but as everyone knew, An Su’s IQ was very low, and it was impossible to lie to an old pro like David. David pulled the truth out in a few words.
Learning that An Su was rushing to be his subordinate’s mistress and returned after being slapped by the empress, David was so angry that he was about to commit a crime. It was just that, for a while, David did not know who to be angry with!
Was he angry with himself for not teaching his son well? Was he angry with his son for being too stupid? ——Neither seemed right. They were family, and there was no need to fight internally. They had to be unanimous against an outsider.
Therefore, David quickly found the venting point for his anger. “That Xin Qianyu is too uneducated. How dare he hit someone!”
When An Su heard his father scolding Xin Qianyu, he felt even more justified and wronged. An Su said angrily, “Yes! He was too much! What do you think I should do? Will he go to Su Zhong and say bad things about me?”
David had a headache when he heard the words “Su Zhong”. It had taken David many years to accept the reality of An Su being gay. Now, An Su was not only gay but also had a crush on Su Zhong, and David felt even more of a headache. David said, “Su Zhong is so cold. What do you like about him?”
An Su replied, “I like his cool look.”
In the end, David loved his son dearly. So he said, “Okay, then don’t mess with Xin Qianyu. You were the unreasonable one. Let’s do this. I’ll arrange a business trip for you and Su Zhong so you can cultivate your feelings.”
An Su’s eyes lit up immediately.
David sighed and said, “But if it really doesn’t work, then let it go. Su Zhong’s temper is not easy to deal with when it appears.”
Within two days, Su Zhong told Xin Qianyu he was going on a business trip.
Xin Qianyu asked a few questions and knew An Su and Su Zhong were going on a business trip. Xin Qianyu was even more annoyed. But he could only be secretly annoyed in front of Su Zhong and did not dare to make trouble openly.
There was a saying that “those who were favoured have nothing to fear”. The corresponding saying was “those who were not favoured have to compromise.” Xin Qianyu realized that the only thing he could count on in front of Su Zhong was “being pitiful leads to one being loved”, and he naturally did not dare to make trouble. He did not dare tell Su Zhong that An Su came to the door to make trouble. Because he was afraid that after telling Su Zhong, it would reveal that he had beaten An Su.
He was a little pitiful white flower, so how could he beat someone?
Xin Qianyu sighed silently.
Xin Qianyu did not dare to say anything because he liked him.
However, Xin Qianyu was not very at ease. After all, Su Zhong was his baby, and An Su was a shameless thief. How could he be at ease about his baby travelling with the thief?
Xin Qianyu thought for a while and said, “I’m in the middle of a transfer and can take a vacation. During this time, I’ll go with you to the city on your business trip, okay?”
Su Zhong had no objection. However, Su Zhong did not ask him why he was transferred.
It was like he did not care at all.
Su Zhong had to travel for a month, but Xin Qianyu’s vacation was actually only one week. Therefore, Xin Qianyu had to apply for deferment to delay taking up his post. However, Xin Qianyu was not worried that the application would not be approved.
Because the group’s human resource manager was Zhu Pu, who approved Xin Qianyu’s application with his eyes closed.
However, things were not that simple.
Xin Mu happened to ask why Xin Qianyu had not arrived for work yet.
Xin Mu was Xin Qianyu’s mother and Zhu Pu’s aunt.
Xin Mu had been addicted to men over the last few years, hanging around with her harem every day. The queen had not been early since then. In fact, she no longer really cared. Her coming to work was like three days of fishing and two days of drying the net. She had calculated that Xin Qianyu would start work on this day, so she arrived on time, but found that her son did not come, so she asked Zhu Pu.
Zhu Pu hesitated, only saying that Xin Qianyu had gone on a trip.
When Xin Mu heard this reply, she was very angry. “He’s only so old. What qualifies him to learn my ways of neglecting work for entertainment?”
After being bombarded, Zhu Pu had to tell the truth. “He’s with his boyfriend…”
Xin Mu was angry earlier, but now she was furious. “He’s only so old. What qualifies him to learn my ways of neglecting work for men?”
Xin Qianyu went to a kindergarten boarding school when he was a child and attended a boarding school when he grew older. After that, he went abroad to study and did not spend much time at home. In the same way, Xin Mu was busy with work when she was young, and when she was older, she was busy with men and did not spend much time at home. Mother and son were not particularly close. Naturally, Xin Mu did not know about Xin Qianyu and Su Zhong.
She vaguely knew that Xin Qianyu had a boyfriend who was in finance and handsome, but she did not know the details.
Xin Mu used to feel that young people falling in love was just a game and not worth the trouble. But now, Xin Mu realized that things were not that simple. Compared with postponing his work to accompany his boyfriend, Xin Mu would prefer that her son just wanted to have fun and did not want to go to work.
Xin Mu frowned and said, “What’s the situation with him and his boyfriend? Explain it to me quickly!”
Under Xin Mu’s abuse of authority, Zhu Pu spat out everything he knew.
After hearing Zhu Pu say that Su Zhong’s mother disliked Xin Qianyu and felt that Xin Qianyu was not worthy of Su Zhong, Xin Mu was outraged. “Among mortals, there are only those who are not worthy of my son. How could there be anyone my son is not worthy of?!”
Zhu Pu thought, What a coincidence, Su Zhong’s mother feels the same as you!
Xin Mu sneered. “I would like to see how many heads and arms this Su Zhong has. How powerful!”
Zhu Pu turned on a financial program. It was the one Su Zhong had participated in before. He played the episode with Su Zhong as a guest to Xin Mu.
After watching the show, Xin Mu said, “It seems like I have to see it with my own eyes…”
“Huh?” Zhu Pu was startled. “See what?”
Xin Mu said, “I want to see with my own eyes whether Su Zhong is really as handsome as on TV! If so, I can understand my son’s frame of mind a little bit.”
“……………………” Zhu Pu was speechless. It seemed that Xin Qianyu’s obsession with appearance was inherited.
Xin Mu was one who took action and flew directly to the city where Xin Qianyu and Su Zhong were at.
Xin Mu glanced at Su Zhong from a distance but saw that beside Su Zhong was a young assistant following him. The assistant looked at Su Zhong like a dog looking at a bone. This assistant was naturally An Su, who admired Su Zhong.
Xin Mu chuckled and thought, This was probably the little slut Zhu Pu mentioned. Even daring to seduce him from my son. He really doesn’t know why the flowers are so red.
However, Xin Mu did not step forward to say hello but went to the hotel where Xin Qianyu was currently staying.
At that moment, Su Zhong had gone to work, and Xin Qianyu did not stay not idle, looking through the group’s information while in the hotel. In his heart, work was also important, and he would not stop working for the sake of Su Zhong.
He was drinking coffee while looking at the materials.
Right then, he heard the hotel room’s doorbell ring.
“Who is it?” Xin Qianyu felt it was strange but still went to open the door.
When the door opened, he saw a beautiful woman in a Chanel knit suit standing at the door. Xin Qianyu trembled. “Mom…?”
Xin Mu chuckled and walked into the suite. She glanced at the group’s data on the desk, her anger dissipating slightly, and she said, “I thought you had forgotten your work!”
“How could I?” Xin Qianyu said. “I just…”
“You don’t have to say anymore.” Xin Mu waved her hand. “I know everything.”
Xin Qianyu’s face paled, and he deliberated, only saying, “Zhu Pu told you?”
“If he didn’t, then you don’t intend to tell me, right?” Xin Mu leaned against the table. Her posture was elegant, like a narcissus, with a slightly cold and arrogant expression. “You suffering like this over a man really embarrasses me.”
These words could be regarded as prodding at Xin Qianyu’s sore spot. Xin Qianyu had been a strong person since he was a child, and the first time he showed weakness was probably for Su Zhong. His heart was not entirely tame, but he still had pride in his heart. The more pride he had, the more likely he was to feel humiliated.
But Xin Qianyu was only willing to show weakness to Su Zhong, not anyone else, even his mother. Therefore, Xin Qianyu held his head high and firmly refuted his mother’s words. “Isn’t falling in love just suffering? I think it’s pointless to talk about boyfriends like visiting male prostitutes.”
Xin Qianyu’s words were obviously an attack on Xin Mu.
Wasn’t Xin Mu’s keeping of toy boys like visiting male prostitutes?
“Visiting male prostitutes?” Xin Mu’s eyes became colder. “More like keeping dogs.”
Xin Qianyu paused and looked at Xin Mu.
Xin Mu said to herself, “This is my experience. Don’t take men too seriously. Men are like dogs.”
Xin Qianyu felt uncomfortable. “I’m also a man.”
“I didn’t say you aren’t like a dog.” Xin Mu raised her chin slightly, and her posture became more arrogant.
Xin Qianyu was so choked that he could not speak for a while.
Xin Mu continued, “If you’re not a man’s master, you’re his bitch. You’re a man yourself. Do you really not understand?” With that said, Xin Mu did not wait for Xin Qianyu to react. She leaned forward and patted him on the shoulder. “I’ll give you a day off. Remember to come to work the day after tomorrow.” Her voice suddenly became warm again like a gentle mother. “I just can’t stand seeing you lower yourself. You’re my precious son. All the men in the world added up are not as good as a strand of your hair.”
After speaking, Xin Mu twisted her waist like a water snake and left.
Su Zhong was very busy at work, as usual. Now that a mentally challenged assistant was beside him, he was even busier.
An Su also found that he was a bit of a burden, so he said guiltily, “I’m sorry. I won’t make any more mistakes.”
“Ok, in order to avoid making mistakes again,” Su Zhong said. “You should get off work now.”
“……?” An Su was taken aback. “I, I can help!”
Su Zhong said, “If you don’t participate, you’re helping.”
Although it sounded like a scolding, Su Zhong’s tone was always very even, as if he was stating a simple fact. An Su’s face was flushed. He was so ashamed that he did not know what to do.
Thanks to An Su’s non-help, Su Zhong quickly finished the rest of the work and returned to the hotel room before twelve o’clock that night.
There was a floor lamp on in the room. Its warm yellow light was very gentle, projecting the silhouette of Xin Qianyu’s profile. Xin Qianyu was awake. When he heard the sound of the door opening, he got up from the bed and turned his face toward the sound. His eyes shone as if the sparse light in the room was gathered in his eyes and flashing like stars in the night.
Su Zhong thought that it was strange. “Why haven’t you slept yet?”
“Miss you,” Xin Qianyu’s words lingered. “I can’t sleep.”
Su Zhong’s figure paused slightly and then came to Xin Qianyu. His body was tall and sturdy. The enlarged shadow was even bulkier, like a giant beast with his shadow covering Xin Qianyu’s body. “Xiaoyu wants it?” Su Zhong loosened his neat tie, revealing his neck covered by the high collar of his shirt. His Adam’s apple rolled in the shadow.