Chapter 76

       On the second day after he returned, Ning Junyan transferred 100,000 yuan to Chen Yuncheng’s card, but he didn’t even call Chen Yuncheng beforehand, not even giving him room to refuse.

       Chen Yuncheng received a text message alert from the bank, and sat in front of the store in a daze for a long time, then called Ning Junyan, “Ning Junyan.”

       “Hm?” Ning Junyan was still at work, standing at the nurse’s station looking through the patient’s medical records while answering Chen Yuncheng’s call.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Let me put myself as the collateral to you.”

       Ning Junyan’s clean fingertips tapped on the report sheet in front of him. He stopped turning the pages, and said, “Then, move back in.”

       The nurse who was sitting in the nurse’s station and was immersed in writing suddenly raised her head, opened her eyes wide to look at Ning Junyan, and then quickly lowered her head.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Give me a little more time, I promise you, it will be soon.”

       Ning Junyan asked him, “How fast is soon?”

       Chen Yuncheng replied, “I am going to be swamped soon. Since I want to do this, I want to do my best. When I can afford to pay you back, we’ll live together, okay?”

       Ning Junyan said, “What kind of collateral is that for me? You just like to coax me.”

       At this moment, another nurse happened to walk in, pulled out a chair and sat down. She heard Ning Junyan’s words, showed a terrified expression, carefully looked at Ning Junyan’s face, and confirmed that she did not identify the wrong person.

       Ning Junyan asked him again, “What if you don’t make enough money?”

       Chen Yuncheng suppressed his shame, and said in a low voice, “Then I’m yours too, so I promise I won’t push you away in the future, okay?”

       After a moment of silence, Ning Junyan said, “I’ll go prepare a contract, so you can sign it.”

       Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help but smile when he heard the words, “Do you think it’s useful?”

       Ning Junyan said, “It may not be useful to others, but it ought to be useful to you. You should remember what you said to me today.” After he said that, Ning Junyan closed the medical record, handed it to the nurse and turned to leave.

       The nurse took the medical record book, her mouth reacting faster than her brain, and called out to him, “Chief Ning!”

       Ning Junyan turned to look at her.

       The nurse next to her hurriedly bumped her with an elbow. She came back to her senses and asked, “Are you still reading the medical records? Shall I put it away if not?”

       Ning Junyan said, “Put it away first, I’ll come over later.”

       After Ning Junyan left, the two nurses came together and were surprised to see each other.

       “What did you call him for?”

       “I don’t know, I just called out suddenly.”

       “Who was he talking to on the phone? A girlfriend? I haven’t heard that he has a girlfriend.”

       “How do I know? I just heard it when I came over. It scared me! Did you hear that? Ning Junyan is acting like a baby, it’s terrible.”

       “I don’t know how many people are about to get their hearts broken.”

       “What kind of heartbroken? What you said is hilarious, I haven’t seen anyone who dares to chase him.”

       “Unrequited love is also a cause for a broken heart.”


       Chen Yuncheng received a copy of the mortgage contract from the same city courier that night, and Ning Junyan printed out all the shameful words he said on the phone and asked him to sign.

       When he was sitting by the bed looking at the contract, Guan Anlin moved closer to read it, but Chen Yuncheng quickly blocked it with his hand.

       “What?” Guan Anlin was not very happy, only saw the words of the mortgage loan contract on it, and asked, “What did you mortgage?”

       Chen Yuncheng folded the contract, stuffed it back into the envelope worriedly and put it under his pillow, “Don’t worry about it.” Then he said, “I’m going out for a while now, help me keep an eye on the business.”

       “Where are you going?” Guan Anlin asked.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “To the distillery.”

       He told Ning Junyan that he would be very busy these days and that was not a perfunctory reply, since he decided to get an agent, there would be a lot of things to do next.

       The first thing he did was to take three days to visit a distillery located in another province personally. The distillery was quite small, but the production environment was good, and because it was small, it was easy to connect. Chen Yuncheng suggested that he would like to change some of the goods into small packages when he picked up the goods, and the other party also expressed that they could discuss it.

       After he returned, Chen Yuncheng started visiting hot pot restaurants in the city. He first visited several chain stores with good business and offered to put the wine on consignment in the shops without paying for it. The hot pot restaurant would be paid according to the number of pieces sold. He also had small custom-made billboards and posters that he hoped to place in the shops for free publicity.

       In the beginning, he encountered a lot of rejections, and even couldn’t even meet the boss in many cases, but he didn’t have time to be depressed, so he immediately rushed to the next one, and continued to have the audacity to approach the owner to talk about business.

       At first, Sun Shiliang introduced him to a close friend who runs a hot pot restaurant and asked him to deliver wine there. Later, Chen Yuncheng expanded his scope and found some small shops and Chinese restaurants with good business, and gradually began to improve.

       It was just that it was too tiring. Even if Chen Yuncheng was driven out by his foster father to steal money when he was a child, he was not as tired as he was now. He had to work late into the night almost every day, sometimes not even having time to eat, and could only buy a loaf of bread on the side of the road to eat.

       In addition to this, there were all sorts of social engagements. Chen Yuncheng was not a smoker, but over time he found that there was no way to avoid it and he became addicted to smoking.

       Once Chen Yuncheng came back from a social event and drank too much. The taxi took him to the entrance of the trade market. He stumbled into the market alone, and when he reached the entrance of the shop, he couldn’t find the key, so he sat down on the ground against the roller shutter door.

       Chen Yuncheng raised his head and stared at the sky in a daze. The night sky of the city had neither stars nor moon, it was just pitch black, the night was thick and sticky, not bright at all.

       After a while, Guan Anlin heard the sound and opened the small door. He saw Chen Yuncheng sitting at the door, and froze for a moment as he asked, “Are you okay?” As he said that, he reached out to help Chen Yuncheng up from the ground, and took him inside.

       When Chen Yuncheng entered the room, the first thing he did was to run to the bathroom and vomit.

       Guan Anlin looked disgusted and opened the window to disperse the smell of alcohol, then lit a cigarette to make the air in the room even more polluted. He then leaned against the door and asked him, “Why are you so desperate?”

       Chen Yuncheng vomited enough, got up, rinsed his mouth and face with cold water, and slurred, “fvcking…”

       “Who is fvcking with you?” Guan Anlin thought he was swearing.

       “His mother wants to steal him from me. If I don’t make more money, I have no confidence. It was his mother who took him away before.”

       Guan Anlin originally wanted to ask who is this his mother was, Having heard about this before, he suddenly realized and asked, “You mean Ning Junyan?”

       Chen Yuncheng felt uncomfortable, so he took off his clothes and lay down on the bed.

       Guan Anlin finished his cigarette, stood by the bed and looked at him, saying, “You’re just that desperate for him, huh?”

       Chen Yuncheng opened his eyes and felt that the light was too bright, so he raised his arm to cover his eyes and said, “Turn off the light.”

       Guan Anlin walked to the door and turned off the lights in the room, leaving only the street lights shining in from the windows in the room.

       When Guan Anlin was climbing up to the upper bunk, Chen Yuncheng said, “I thought that if I had been willing to work hard earlier, Zhou Yan would not have killed someone.”

       Guan Anlin moved for a moment, then sharply turned around and sat on the edge of the top bunk bed, the iron bed shifting with his movements as he said, “All you see is Zhou Yan, and that wild man of yours.”

       Chen Yuncheng said in a vague voice, “Isn’t there still you? I have no relatives, only brothers left. You are all doing very well, I’m serious.”

       Guan Anlin lay face up on the bed and whispered, “Isn’t it nauseating?”

       The next morning, Guan Anlin woke up first. He got out of bed and saw that Chen Yuncheng was still sleeping soundly. He suddenly couldn’t bear to wake him up and closed the door gently as he went out alone.

       Chen Yuncheng didn’t get up until after ten o’clock, his hangover hadn’t passed, and he had a terrible headache, so he got up and took a shower and changed into clean clothes before coming out to the shop.

       He ate instant noodles for breakfast in the store. Chen Yuncheng watched the newly recruited driver last month and Shi Peng stocking up together, and Wu Xiaozhu helped them count with the stocking list.

       Because he spent too much time running outside, he wanted to leave Guan Anlin in the store. Seeing that Shi Peng had almost been able to do things properly, he went to hire another delivery driver, and after discussing with Sun Shiliang, he replaced the van with a pickup truck.

       He had been so busy for two or three months, the season has entered midsummer, and every day before noon, the disturbing cicadas began to chirp in the trees in front of the shop.

       The liquor that Chen Yuncheng promoted had opened up in the market, and the business at the tobacco shop was getting better and better.

       At this time, Guan Anlin was crouching at the door waiting for customers to come to him.

       When Chen Yuncheng walked up to him, he saw his gaze falling on the legs of a woman in a short skirt at the entrance of the shop across the street and couldn’t help but slap him on the head.

       Guan Anlin raised his hand to cover his head, “What?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Come with me to the fair next week, I’ve applied for a booth.”

       Guan Anlin said, “Okay.”

       Chen Yuncheng was thinking about something, and after a while, he said, “Buy two suits.”

       Guan Anlin looked at him, “Are we going to wear them?”

       Chen Yuncheng nodded.

       Guan Anlin said, “I’ve never worn a suit, should I buy it from Taobao?”

       Chen Yuncheng thought for a while and said, “Let’s buy it at the mall.”

Taobao ftw actually.. Taobao cheap and sometimes you can get a good quality from there…

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1 Comment

  1. Ketkai

    Yanyan’s so hung up on that collateral even having recording and contract 😭

    Mc has worked hard. Struggled much in this chapter 😭🤧💖 his words about ml and his mother made me emotional. Want to see yanyan’s reaction towards mc’s experiences.

    Awww Anlin 🥺 Mc cares about you too. It’s good that you’re doing okay.

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