Chapter 36: Celebration Dinner
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It was no mean feat to get the three of them, who were on the verge of hysterical excitement to calm down. It was only then that Ye Lingchen managed to pry himself out of the situation.
Since the semester had already begun, it was only right for him to check in with his family.
Ye Lingchen mumbled to himself and transferred 100,000 RMB back home.
He was worried if he transferred too much, he would just scare his parents.
“Lingchen, where did you get all this money from?” Xu Zheng asked nervously, her voice low.
“Mom, I made it all by myself, so don’t worry. This is for you and dad, both of you work too hard, so buy some new clothes for yourself.” Ye Lingchen replied.
“Silly boy, I’m already so old, why would I need new clothes? Wouldn’t that just be showing off?” Xu Zheng scolded with a laugh. She was very happy, “Don’t go around doing anything stupid for the sake of money! Your father and I don’t expect you to make it big, so long as you’re safe and sound, okay?”
“Mom, don’t you believe in your son? I can make money now, and boatloads of it! Just spend it without any worry! I’ve got some left for myself.”
“You silly boy, don’t you go and spend it needlessly! Your life will be very difficult if you squander everything.” Xu Zheng lectured him as she always did, before continuing, “The 50,000 RMB from your scholarship has already been released. I’ll help you save that money for when you get married.”
“Mom, it’s too early for that!” Ye Lingchen did not know whether to cry or laugh.
“I think that girl from the Zhang family is not bad. Ever since you left home, she comes over from time to time and helps me with the chores. Her looks are pretty okay too.” Xu Zheng was already playing matchmaker for Ye Lingchen, “There are only so few good girls our there, aren’t you afraid that they’ll all be snatched away?”
“If you don’t work to make money, will the mother of the Zhang family let you marry her daughter?”
“Okay, okay mom, as long as you’re happy.” Ye Lingchen pursed his lips before speaking.
“Make sure you study well okay? Don’t miss us at home, your father and I are doing well…”
At the end of the call, Ye Lingchen looked at the duration of the call. It was a full 76 minutes.
During that time, it was mostly Xu Zheng talking, and Ye Lingchen listening.
Only when there was nothing left to say, did Xu Zheng hang up unwillingly.
Ye Lingchen held his cellphone and suddenly thought of a poem he learned in primary school.
“The sewing thread in the loving mother’s hand, clothes the wanderer as he travels the land.
He wrapped himself tightly before he leaves, for he will not return soon, he grieves.
He who has a wandering heart, will never be able to repay the kindness of his parents’ hearts.”
When he was young Ye Lingchen never understood the meaning of the poem, but now he realized that he had become the subject of the poem…
Very soon, the two wolf pups in the balcony drew the attention of his roommates.
“Eh? Lil’ Ye, you’re keeping Huskies? They’re so cute!”
Ye Lingchen was preparing milk formula for the pups, and Potato was watching on in amazement.
Xiang and Lil’ Dan was also standing by the side and watching by the side as well.
“Such small huskies, how much did you buy them for?” asked Potato.
“They were a gift,” answered Ye Lingchen.
Seeing their excited expressions, Ye Lingchen just did not have the heart to tell them that they were real wolves.
The two wolf pups could sense the presence of strangers, and immediately bared their teeth fiercely, and growled lowly.
“Whew, these Huskies are so fierce, they’re so adorable!” Xiang kneeled and appraised them, “Lil’ Ye, you’ve won the jackpot, these two Huskies’ appearances are so similar to wolves, their bloodline must be pure!”
“They’re so cute! If you bring them out, they’d be such lady killers, you’d get it on anywhere!” said Lil’ Dan.
“D*mn, you’re a pick-up master!” Potato and Xiang’s eyes immediately glimmered.
“Lil’ Ye, didn’t we agree, that when one of us was in need, the others would help?”
Ye Lingchen smiled bitterly and nodded.
What was the meaning behind bringing wolves to pick up girls? That meant that one was a predator themself?
“Oh yeah, Lil’ Ye, this is the name list of our classmates. Take a look.” Xiang handed a form over to Ye Lingchen.
The three small classes had been combined into one big one.
Peking University’s student body had an even ratio of males and females, and the small class Ye Lingchen was in had a total of 39 people. 20 males, 19 females.
Their tutor’s surname was Hong, his full name was Hong Liang, a very easy name to remember.
Apart from that, there was also the basic martial training instructor, who was known as Sun Chao.
Military might was the only way to protect the nation. Therefore, freshmen in University needed to go through half a month of martial training!
In recent years, the Chinese military might has been peaking and no small amount of schools had begun to cooperate with the Warrior’s Department and changed from military training to martial training. The training was no longer conducted by members of the military, but by invited martial artists.
While martial artists were not as strict as soldiers, they could teach self-defense. Furthermore, all the students loved to practice martial arts, and that could get them excited about the classes.
“Lil’ Ye, the martial training starts in two days.”
Lil’ Dan spoke with a hint of anxiety, “I heard that the training at Peking University is the toughest, as all the instructors are the best in the Warrior’s Department.”
Potato sighed softly, as though he could sense the malevolence in the upcoming martial training.
Ye Lingchen smiled helplessly. To him, martial training was no big deal.
That night, the 4 roommates had dinner in a small restaurant near the University.
They talked about all the topics under the sun. From gaming to the University entrance exams, from the entrance exams to University, and then onwards to their dialects back home. They ate, drank, and made merry as they talked.
The next day, Ye Lingchen received a call from Xiao Feifei first thing in the morning.
Legend of the Heroine was premiering tonight, and the cast was preparing for their celebratory dinner. They had specially invited Ye Lingchen.
“Lingchen, will you be my plus one? I heard that tonight… Lu Hao will be there too.” The feelings of helplessness and unease were apparent in Xiao Feifei’s voice.
“Please be at ease Miss Feifei, I’ll be there tonight.”
Ye Lingchen hung up, and his eyes glinted slightly.
He still remembered that the affair with those two foreigners was the work of Lu Hao. Miss Feifei held Lu Hao in such disdain, that he could not just sit by and watch.
However, at the same time, tonight was also his second appointment with the Lin family, to help Grandfather Lin with his second treatment session.
He had to attend to Miss Feifei. If he could not make it, he would just have to ask the Lin Family to postpone.
The Grand Capital Restaurant, located in one of the most luxurious hotels in Capital City.
Here, a simple meal would cost up to 2000 RMB per person. For banquets, the starting point was 5000 RMB.
Luxury cars were parked in front of the hotel’s main entrance.
Mercedes, BMWs, and Porsches would have been out of place in the lineup.
Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, the badges were either those or of Jaguars or Audis. The luxury and excess were unparalleled.
‘Rugao City will never be a match for Capital City,’ Ye Lingchen thought in his heart.
Presenting the electronic invitation that Xiao Feifei sent to him, the guard at the door immediately invited Ye Lingchen in with the utmost courtesy.
Ye Lingchen had previously attended a gathering of rich people in the Hailing District, but that was peanuts compared to this.
The banquet tonight was not only attended by the entire cast, but the production crew including the support staff were invited. A few famous directors and producers were also in attendance.
Furthermore, the guests could bring friends and family. In the large banquet hall, 20 tables were prepared.
The price tag of each table was at least 50,000 RMB.
“Lingchen, you’re here.” Upon seeing Ye Lingchen, Xiao Feifei immediately let out a sigh of relief and waved at Ye Lingchen.
Ye Lingchen returned the gesture, and after he greeted Director Li and the rest of the crew, he took a seat next to Xiao Feifei.