My Wife is a Beautiful CEO - chapter-378-market
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Brilliant lights decorated every corner of a market in Zhonghai.
Shuffling through the crowd, happiness could be seen on the faces of the
people there. Occasionally, foreign hawkers who hadnâ€™t gone home for
the new year could be seen fighting their weariness in hopes of making
extra money on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
Shouts and loudspeaker sounds in addition to the fast music playing in
the background and the chattering crowd made the entire market an
incredibly merry place to be.
Hui Lin didnâ€™t expect Yang Chen to bring her to such a place to get
fireworks. She thought sheâ€™d be brought to a shop specialized in
fireworks instead. However, since she wasnâ€™t familiar with stuff like
this, she followed Yang Chen wherever he went.
Yang Chen walked in front while Hui Lin followed close behind. The
surrounding clamors and noises made her afraid of straying too far from
Yang Chen, in fear of getting lost. She had lived on quiet mountains
since young after all. Hui Lin felt strange and nervous to see so many
people gathered together.
When she saw the new yearâ€™s small ornaments with novel designs, or
certain cute little gifts, she couldnâ€™t refrain herself from stopping.
The slightly childish girl would gaze at the items for a few seconds
before reluctantly continuing her journey with Yang Chen.
Yang Chen turned her head back with a smile before saying, â€œWe will be
walking the same road to return to the car. Iâ€™ll buy everything you
like for you. Donâ€™t look at them for now. Weâ€™ll come back after
getting the fireworks.â€
Hui Lin didnâ€™t expect her actions to be noticed by Yang Chen. She
nodded happily while she blushed when she heard that she could get those
Actually, Yang Chen didnâ€™t know what type of fireworks to get. Since he
lived in a â€کfemale accommodationâ€™, he certainly would be the one
igniting the fire if he got an overly powerful one, which would be rather
boring and meaningless. However, if he bought too unimpressive ones, it
wouldnâ€™t look beautiful enough.
Yang Chen thought again and again. At last, he settled with buying both
large and small-scaled ones.
Bringing Hui Lin to a large store which appeared relatively merry, Yang
Chen looked left and right, and chose a huge box of fireworks containing
88 sticks before casually making payment.
The store owner was a kind, fat woman. She asked Yang Chen if he needed
help with carrying the box, since it definitely wasnâ€™t light, but Yang
Chen turned down her offer to help.
Hui Lin walked forward with a naive look. She asked, â€œBrother Yang, do
you want me to carry it? I can do it, so that it frees you up for other
Hui Lin had practised martial arts since young after all. Other ladies
may not be able to deal with the weight, but it was a piece of cake for
Yang Chen frowned. â€œWhy should you do this? Go to the store opposite
us, and ask your grandpa to send us two guards.â€
Hui Lin was shocked. She turned around and noticed Lin Zhiguo in his
casual wear with his companion Grey Robe who were indeed standing at the
porcelain store, picking products like ordinary customers.
Lin Zhiguo saw Hui Linâ€™s surprised look, and knew that Yang Chen had
finally decided to stop ignoring him. Smiling bitterly, he brought Grey
Robe and two other guards before approaching the firework store.
In fact, upon stepping into the market, theyâ€™d occasionally appear in
Yang Chenâ€™s surroundings. Based on his ability, he had definitely
noticed their presence from the start. However, Lin Zhiguo didnâ€™t know
why Yang Chen intentionally acted unaware.
Lin Zhiguo was an elder after all, and a highly ranked official to boot.
He initially hoped for Yang Chen to approach him to talk. However, Yang
Chen didnâ€™t give a damn about him, and let them wander around for a
very long time before deciding to deal with them.
â€œKid, youâ€™re indeed proud. I thought you were going to bring my
granddaughter around and leave without entertaining us,â€ Lin Zhiguo
said helplessly in dissatisfaction.
â€œGrandpa,â€ Hui Lin greeted him nervously with her head lowered. Upon
knowing what Lin Zhiguo had done back then, she hadnâ€™t had the guts to
talk to Lin Zhiguo, as she was afraid of angering her grandmother Abbess
Lin Zhiguo looked at his granddaughter who appeared to be afraid.
Lovingly, he asked, â€œHuiâ€™er, have you gotten used to the living in
your elder sisterâ€™s house yet?â€
â€œYeah, Elder Sister treats me very well,â€ Hui Lin answered softly.
â€œItâ€™s great then. Donâ€™t let your relationship as sisters be ruined
because of your grandpa. Oh yeah, does Ruoxi know your identity?â€ Lin
Zhiguo asked out of concern.
Hui Lin hesitated for a bit. â€œShe seems to knowâ€¦ but Iâ€™m not very
sure. She shouldâ€™ve found out about it alreadyâ€¦â€
â€œReallyâ€¦â€ Lin Zhiguo sighed. â€œRuoxi is able to accept you as her
younger sister, but never treats me as her grandpa. I must have caused
too much damage to her.â€
Indifferent, Yang Chen said, â€œStop talking about nonsense. Quickly help
me carry my fireworks.â€
Lin Zhiguo looked annoyed. â€œIs this how you talk to the elderly? Why
should I carry the fireworks you bought for yourself?â€
â€œAsk your guards to help out. I still have to bring your treasured
granddaughter around to buy things. Do you want Hui Lin to get sad
because of her grandfather whom she rarely meets?â€ Yang Chen asked in a
Lin Zhiguo glanced at the pitiful Hui Lin who looked troubled. Sighing,
he ordered his guards to carry the fireworks away from Yang Chen.
Yang Chen looked satisfied. Waving his hand, he asked Hui Lin to follow
him. Lin Zhiguo frowned and asked, â€œAre you going to leave just like
this? Donâ€™t you want to know why I came round looking for you?â€â€
Yang Chen shrugged. â€œI donâ€™t need to know if you donâ€™t mention
Lin Zhiguo got frustrated. It was evident that Yang Chen wanted to pull
his pride down a notch. However, there was nothing he could do as he
really needed Yang Chenâ€™s help.
At last, Lin Zhiguo sighed and said, â€œI came to inform you that they
will arrive on the night of the second day of Chinese New Year.â€
Yang Chen simply nodded. â€œAlright. Iâ€™ll bring Hui Lin away if
thereâ€™s nothing else you want to say.â€
â€œAre you this confident? Donâ€™t you want to know how many of them
came, who they are, and what preparations you should do?!â€ Lin Zhiguo
Yang Chen smiled relaxedly. â€œThatâ€™s your job. Iâ€™m just going there
to scout. Donâ€™t confuse my position with yours.â€
After he finished speaking, Yang Chen brought Hui Lin out of the firework
store without turning his head back, ignoring Lin Zhiguo who was deeply
Grey Robe advised, â€œMaster, if Yang Chen wants to find out the
situation, heâ€™ll certainly get the information from the Sea Eagles.
Heâ€™s just avoiding trouble now.â€
â€œHumph. Heâ€™s obviously looking down on me. If he doesnâ€™t take
action, Iâ€™ll see how heâ€™s going to deal with the people of Sandstorm
once they have arrived,â€ Lin Zhiguo said in a serious manner.
â€œAccording to the latest reports, the leader of Sandstorm is involved
in this plan as well. The person who single handedly built this team
definitely isnâ€™t slacking.â€
Grey Robe looked troubled as well. â€œWhile the country has been
expanding continuously all these years, at the same time weâ€™re getting
more and more enemies. I wonder how much more we at Yellow Flame Iron
Brigade can sustain.â€
Lin Zhiguo looked distressed while his gaze was strange.
On the other hand, Yang Chen brought Hui Lin to the road they came from.
Yang Chen let Hui Lin pick out whatever she wanted. Since she didnâ€™t
bring any money out, everything was paid for by Yang Chen.
â€œBrother Yang, Iâ€™ll return you the money once I get home,â€ Hui Lin
said seriously as she blushed.
â€œStop being silly. Although Iâ€™m not as rich as your elder sister,
buying small gifts for my younger sister isnâ€™t a problem for me,â€
Yang Chen said with a smile.
Hui Lin pouted. She didnâ€™t know why she felt a bit downhearted, but
still let out a sweet smile on the outside.
When the two returned to the car park, a tall woman wearing a white down
jacket together with a black, tight-fitting pants walked towards their
direction. She was holding a shopping bag in hand, while there wasnâ€™t
any make-up on her face. Her hair was black like ink, while her skin as
white as snow. Her face was pinkish as a result of the cold wind. In the
crowd, she appeared clear and refined.
Yang Chen was slightly surprised. The woman in front seemed to have
noticed something as well. Raising her head, she looked at Yang Chen
before smiling in an overjoyed manner.
However, when she saw the woman beside Yang Chen who had a sweet smile,
charming look, and curvy body, sorrow could be seen in her eyes.