Marriage of a Sickly Villain and a Fortune Hunter - Chap 4
It was shocking enough to take the initiative to sit on his lap, but Xia Xingchi still thought it wasn’t enough. He adjusted his sitting posture and leaned into Li Chengyuan’s arms, and even tidied his collar casually and intimately.
The scene froze for a time and everyone was dumbfounded, as if watching the terrifying spectacle of Mars colliding with the earth.
No one was unaware of Mr. Li’s temper. Xia Xingchi probably thought that his life was too long.
Prior to this, don’t even mention such intimate contact, just being able to attend the same banquet as him was a considerable honor.
Shouldn’t he be tossed to the ground on the spot?
But Li Chengyuan only pursed his lips slightly and watched with faint indifference to see what other outrageous things he would do.
Xia Xingchi indeed lived up to expectations, and reached out to decisively hold Li Chengyuan’s cold hand.
Then he quickly turned his head to look at Xia Yu as he climbed up from the ground, saying loudly and with extreme outrage: “Xia Yu, I won’t allow you to say such things about my husband!”
“I’ve already said that whether in sickness or in health, I want to be with him. Don’t try to provoke us to break up!”
The scene grew even more silent.
Xia Xingchi’s fastball fiercely struck back those covert words, and nobody knew what Xia Yu had said before being kicked to the ground.
Words such as “break up” led to infinite imaginings.
Between the two were the sensitive identities of the true and false young masters, who were doomed to either be victims or beneficiaries. No matter how affectionately they called out ge, it was impossible for them to be as close as brothers.
When the people present looked at Xia Yu, their expressions gradually became more inscrutable. Xia Xingchi heaved a sigh of relief. Sure enough, one had to fight fire with fire.
Xia Pingjian alone had a livid face, looking like he wanted to tear apart that little bastard Xia Xingchi on the spot.
Not only did he beat up his precious son, but he made him take such a big loss. It was madness.
The little abacus in Xia Xingchi’s mind was calculating at lightning speed, and he knew that he could only rely on Li Chengyuan.
Xia Xingchi had been observing the changes in his expression ever since he sat on his lap.
The mercurial big villain didn’t appear to be displeased by his overstepping, and only gazed at him calmly from beginning to end.
Although this look was absolutely terrifying, he was definitely more reliable than the vicious Xia father and son who wanted to sharpen their teeth and bite him to death.
Xia Xingchi took a deep breath to prepare himself. He continued to hold Li Chengyuan’s cold hand, warming it unthinkingly, and said with affection: “Mr. Li, do you believe in love at first sight?”
— As the villain protagonist of the victims’ alliance, boss, you must save me, or I will be beaten to death when I go home tonight.
“As soon as I saw you……”
Xia Xingchi didn’t finish his sentence, as he suddenly saw Li Chengyuan withdraw his fixed, terrifying gaze. He changed his attitude faster than turning the page of a book, and his mood seemed to improve at once.
There was a hint of a smile in his deep voice as he whispered in Xia Xhingchi’s ear: “I believe.”
Xia Xingchi: “……?”
He didn’t have time to react to this strange script direction, and only felt his whole body become weightless!
Incredibly, he was once again lifted up and carried by Li Chengyuan!
In full view of everyone, Li Chengyuan looked less like he was here to get engaged, and more like he was kidnapping a bride.
Everyone was filled with shock and wonder. No matter what, they had never imagined that Li Chengyuan would actually marry someone from the already crumbling Xia family.
Let’s talk about the embarrassing situations of these two sons — the one who was well-educated and raised richly was not his own son, but his biological child was raised poverty-stricken and wild, and was simply the wrong sort of goods.
Xia Xingchi was especially confused. He had just wanted Li Chengyuan to not break off the engagement on the spot, and to lend him the title of “fiance” to back him up, so as not to go back and be beaten to death by the Xia father and son.
With no emotional foundation in the first place, coupled with the poor performance of kicking the ball into his own goal just now, who would have thought that things would develop in such a strange direction?
In a short time, he had been carried in his arms twice.
He didn’t know if it was intentional or not, but Li Chengyuan was not stable at all, as if he would drop Xia Xingchi on the ground at any moment.
It made Xia Xingchi subconsciously want to hug his neck, putting a “seat belt” on himself like he had done in the bathroom.
But at present, he already knew that this was the big villain boss. He didn’t dare to act rashly at all, and only dared to carefully and silently grasp Li Chengyuan’s shirt.
A light, cold fragrance still lingered in his nose, and there seemed to be some safe haven-like trustworthiness within that powerful and terrifying dangerous aura.
In order to concentrate amongst the chaos and bewilderment, Xia Xingchi would only stare at the button of that person’s shirt, almost staring himself cross-eyed before giving up.
In the eyes of outsiders, it looked like he was leaning intimately into Mr. Li’s arms.
Heedless of the following engagement ceremony, Li Chengyuan took the engagement ring from the secretary, leisurely and calmly locking it on Xia Xingchi’s middle finger.
Rather than wearing a ring, it was more like wearing handcuffs.
Once you put it on, you were stuck.
Then he directly carried the person and turned to depart, leaving behind a group of people who stared at each other mutely, each more dazed than the other.
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“……Mr. Li, do you think we have some misunderstandings, ah?”
When leaving the engagement banquet, the sky was completely dark.
Xia Xingchi stared nervously at the capital’s night scene passing by outside the vehicle window, really unable to figure out why he had been forcefully abducted.
No one spoke, and there was silence for a long time. Just when Xia Xingchi thought he wouldn’t answer, he heard Li Chengyuan say with a fake smile: “Love at first sight.”
Xia Xingchi: “……”
No one would believe this answer unless they were crazy. That the callous and ruthless villain fell in love with a cannon fodder passer-by at first sight was less likely than an ATM machine spitting out free banknotes.
Repeatedly stepping on landmines today, in addition to the death and chaos that night when he transmigrated into the book, and thinking about being forcibly abducted now —
Then the next step must be bloody, horrifying torture, ah!
Xia Xingchi immediately shuddered at the picture that formed in his head.
He recalled one of his most profound memories of a scene later on in the book:
When Li Chengyuan fell ill, he was so weak that he could barely stand up, but even sitting in a wheelchair couldn’t stop him from going crazy.
Followed by bodyguards and the assistant pushing the wheelchair, he held a needle in one hand, laughing as he used the other hand to slowly bleed someone.
Then he threw the person into the ocean to feed the sharks, smiling as he watched the mad horror movie scene of a blood-stained sea.
In this book where moral values were distorted and the protagonist and the villain were gong and shou, the concept of a legal system in this society was quite weak, and it was almost impossible to reason with a crazy villain.
Xia Xingchi immediately trembled in fear.
He had always had a bad habit where the more nervous and timid he was, the more he couldn’t control his mouth, unable to keep from talking to ease the atmosphere:
“Sir, although I don’t want to miss out on love……I also honestly don’t want to lose my legs. I won’t dare to randomly talk about love at first sight anymore.”
“I’m begging you, sir, forget about Xia Xingchi by Daming Lake, let me jump into the lake myself, okay? At least there won’t be any sharks in it……”
Li Chengyuan ignored his babbling, just leaning back in the seat and closing his eyes to rest.
The more Xia Xingchi thought, the more frightened he became. In the silent compartment, all that remained was his heart beating like a drum.
It was impossible to ask the big villain to let him go.
Xia Xinchi came to a decision, and while chattering and continuing to perform stand-up comedy, he quietly lowered his head to study the lock button on this Rolls Royce —
Just at the moment when the vehicle slowed down slightly for the red light ahead, Xia Xingchi immediately pressed the unlock button, pushed the door handle, and jumped out of the car at lightning speed!
Then, bang, his whole body slammed into the motionless car door.
Xia Xingchi: ……?
I don’t know if saying mmp is appropriate, but I must speak.
At that ringing noise, Li Chengyuan, who had been stubbornly refusing to listen, finally opened his eyes and turned his head to look over.
Although his face was still expressionless, the moment the two looked at each other, Xia Xingchi could clearly see the instant burst of anger and violence in his eyes.
— So this was what he looked like when he was truly angry.
This thought instantly appeared in Xia Xingchi’s mind. Even the previous rude words and pawing didn’t make him as angry as trying to jump out of the car and escape.
Xia Xingchi’s non-existent tail suddenly puffed up in fright. Li Chengyuan’s gaze made his scalp go numb, and he quibbled with a dry smile: “I……was testing the quality of the door for you. After all, driving safety is very, very important.”
“I didn’t expect the quality to be quite so good, hahaha……ha.”
Driver Xiao Wu heard the noise in the back seat and dared not speak out. He could only admire in his heart:
As expected of Mr. Li, the child locks on the doors that he arranged in advance actually worked, and the doors couldn’t be opened from inside the car.
The air pressure in the car was getting lower and lower, practically crushing the breath out of people.
Co-pilot secretary Ye silently looked back in the rearview mirror, but when she met the dark, cold gaze of her boss, she quickly turned her head and didn’t dare to peek anymore.
Li Chenyuan had always been temperamental, and it may only be a matter of a second to irritate him.
“Xia Xingchi.” This was the first time he had called out his full name. “Where are you trying to run again?”
His voice was inherently low, with an innate maliciousness and sense of oppression, especially when he was in a bad mood.
Xia Xingchi couldn’t help being distracted from the panic. What was this “again?”
Could it be that the chaos of that night when he transmigrated could also be considered as running away?
Sir, are you speaking sense? At that time, only a fool would not run away from that situation, ah!
Before he had time to speak, Li Chengyuan actually bullied him directly, and the distance between them narrowed in an instant.
He was forced to retreat again and again, until at last his back was against the door of the car and there was nowhere to hide.
Who would have guessed that the location of the villain’s minefield was so particular and strange, and that inadvertently stepping on it would be so scary?
Xia Xingchi was nearly scared into the famous painting “The Scream.” This time, he even choked back his cursing without a word, and could only clench his right fist and consider whether he could win the fight.
When Li Chengyuan was not suffering from hypoglycemia, he could easily put people on the ground.
It showed that his sickly and frail handsome appearance couldn’t be believed. Not to mention he had gradually recovered now, and a fight with him would only result in a loss.
The automatic privacy screen had closed at some point without a sound, and the spacious rear seat instantly became a nearly airtight space.
That scorching breath was getting closer and closer, and Xia Xingchi was pinned against the corner of the car. He had to look up directly into the crazy and terrifying eyes of the big villain.
The atmosphere was instantly tense. In the face of the cruel, insane villain, it would be a lie to say that he was not afraid.
Li Chengyuan’s eyes were like a fierce beast staring at its prey, which was definitely not the behavior of a normal, clear-headed person.
This was what he looked like after his inverse scale was touched.
Could it be that some butterfly effect was accidentally triggered, and not only did the marriage go forward without reason, but Li Chengyuan went crazy ahead of time?
He doesn’t want to strangle me now, does he? As soon as this idea popped up, Xia Xingchi, who was not very courageous from the beginning, was frightened out of his wits.
He clenched his fists nervously, and something suddenly pinched between his fingers —
It was that fully-jeweled pigeon egg diamond ring.
As if he had reached some sort of enlightenment, a miraculous halo of inspiration flashed across his panicked brain, and suddenly there was a justification:
He can’t kill me, because I’m his fiance!
Having reached enlightenment, Xia Xingchi gritted his teeth and directly grabbed the collar of Li Chengyuan’s shirt with one hand, pressing the back of his neck with the other —
Then closed his eyes and kissed him hard!
 Daming Lake is a popular scenic attraction in Jinan, and also became an internet meme. For example, ‘Confucius by Daming Lake,’ ‘Washington by Daming Lake,’ etc. ⮐
 媽賣批, or mmp, literally means “your mom is a prostitute,” but is usually used in place of “son of a bitch.” ⮐