Thank you @Lily for the Ko-fi!!

The elevator slowly opened with a ding.

Xu Chenghao stepped out first with the little yellow duck in his arms, happiness written all over his face.

Jing Yicheng followed behind with his hands in his pocket, looking calm.
If not for the obvious red mark on his bare forehead, it would have been impossible to tell that a violent incident had occurred in the elevator.

Jing Yicheng: “The flower pot is of good quality.”

Xu Chenghao’s lips curved uncontrollably, “Of course.”

Jing Yicheng asked, “Has your anger subsided now?”

Xu Chenghao instantly withdrew his smile and sneered, “You’re thinking beautifully!”

Jing Yicheng pointed to his head, “You’re still angry even though I let you knock?”

Xu Chenghao justified, “You’re the one who asked me to knock; what does it have to do with whether I’m angry or not?!”

Jing Yicheng: “……”

He was surprisingly speechless.

Seeing that the other party had already walked to the car and would leave at any moment, Jing Yicheng suddenly suggested, “Then would it be okay to hit it a little more to eliminate the anger?”

Xu Chenghao paused in his steps and looked at his forehead rather heartily.

Jing Yicheng leaned in slightly so that their lines of sight were parallel and so that the other party could better ‘do the deed,’ “This time, the hit can really wear off the anger.”

Xu Chenghao’s hands itched at the sight of his head, and after touching the little yellow duck in his hand, he suddenly asked, “Why do you want me to relieve my anger?”

Jing Yicheng said seriously, “Because I want to be friends with you.”

Xu Chenghao continued to press, “Then why do you have to be friends with me?”

Jing Yicheng: “Because we are the only ones who understand each other and sympathize.”

Xu Chenghao had been quite serious about discussing this with him, but he started to flip out when he heard the end: “Who knows how to sympathize with you …… First of all, let’s not even talk about other things; at the beginning, did I not tell you that pepper is important to me? Have you seen how you and I know how to sympathize with each other? I think you obviously want to die together, right?!”

Jing Yicheng was once again dumbfounded.

He was really just being impulsive yesterday and wanted to take that opportunity to test whether what the other party said before was true.

Years of recklessness had made him completely oblivious to the feelings of others, reacting directly to whatever flashed through his head accordingly, so much so that when he looked back on it now, he thought he was excessive and completely indefensible.

When Xu Chenghao realized he wasn’t saying anything anymore, he worried that the other party would turn hostile out of embarrassment.
Considering that his current strength was still in the development stage and he couldn’t compete, he started to find a way out for himself; “You’re probably so used to being by yourself so much that even your social skills are starting to degrade.
You probably don’t know how to get along with people or make friends… … It’s not a big deal, but it depends on whether you want to change or not.”

“I will try my best to change, and I also hope that we’ll be able to get along well and become friends.” Jing Yicheng spoke like a human being in the beginning, and then the words changed course and ran to the Southern Heavenly Gate1Nantianmen (Chinese: 南天门 Nántiānmén, “Southern Heavenly Gate”) is a subarea in Minlin, Liyue.
This region notably features the Dragon-Queller, a large tree used to seal Azhdaha, whom Jiu worships.
*I personally think Xu Chenghao used this to mean Jing Yicheng’s words were outrageous lol..

“I heard all friends go through a run-in2A run-in is a confrontation or an argument not the peaceful types.
More like an angry dispute.
I think Jing Yicheng wants to see if there are no confrontational phases during their cooperation.
period in the beginning.
Our cooperation has just started, and there is still time before the project ends.
We will be friends if we can pass the run-in during this period.
If we fail, we may not be fit to be friends; we can be enemies.”

“What??” Xu Chenghao showed a black question mark expression.

Jing Yicheng calmly explained, “There are only three kinds of people in my world, the irrelevant, the enemies, and those I care about…… I’m looking forward to what you’ll be to me after the project ends.”

Xu Chenghao: “……..”

He would love to be a passerby! God damn it if he becomes either a friend or an enemy! Wouldn’t it be a threat to him then?!

A psychopath is a psychopath.
Even reasoning with him felt like he was wasting his breadth on an ox!!

Xu Chenghao was angry like a pufferfish.
His good mood from knocking on Ji Yicheng’s head was gone, and he felt he was a fool for chatting with the villain.
He opened his door and entered his car without sparing the other party a glance.

If he chats with the villain again in the future, he is a fool!!

…… No, he still has to test the Mary Sue aura effect.

Xu Chenghao: “……”

He wanted to be quiet.

When he got home, the nanny had already made dinner.
She placed a paper bag on the sofa and reminded him, “These are the clothes Mr.
Li changed out of the day before yesterday; they’ve been washed and ironed.
You can just send them to him tomorrow.”

Xu Chenghao replied with an “en” and slowly ate his dinner.

The nanny said, “Then you eat first.
I will clean up tomorrow.
I will be on my way.”

Xu Chenghao: “Okay, walk slowly.”

“Ooh, okay.”

The door opened and closed, and only Xu Chenghao was left in the house.
The sudden feeling of clarity around Xu Chenghao gradually soothed his tense nerves.
After relying on coffee to stay active all day, his brain became sleepier.
He even wanted to close his eyes and eat.

When he finally finished eating, washed, and changed into his pajamas, Xu Chenghao couldn’t wait to throw himself on the bed and roll around, surrounding himself with soft blankets.
He was about to sleep comfortably when the phone suddenly rang.

It was Ruan Chenxuan.

Xu Chenghao picked up the phone rather impatiently, “Hello? Mr.
Ruan, is anything the matter?”

Ruan Chenxuan: “I would like to ask Mr.
Xu how he plans to arrange things regarding our cooperation?”

Xu Chenghao placed the phone on the edge of his pillow, closed his eyes, and said casually, “It seems President Ruan has another idea?”

Ruan Chenxuan: “Indeed, but my plan requires the cooperation of Mr.
Xu to complete it, so I also hope that Mr.
Xu will take the time to meet with me in person.”

Xu Chenghao: “En ……”

Ruan Chenxuan: “Then when do you have time, Mr.

Xu Chenghao: “Tomorrow ……”

Ruan Chenxuan: “Is the morning okay?”

Xu Chenghao: “Okay ……”

Ruan Chenxuan: “So what time is convenient for you?”

Xu Chenghao: “……”

Ruan Chenxuan: “Mr.

The phone was silent; only the sound of breathing could be heard.
Obviously, Xu Chenghao had fallen asleep and couldn’t give him a reply.

Ruan Chenxuan yelled a few times, wondering if the other party was asleep, before he helplessly hung up, sending a message to the other party to inform him about their meeting at 10 a.m.
the next day.
He was worried that the other party would not remember their conversation when he woke up, so he thought it wise to send a message for insurance.

But… Xu Chenghao actually fell asleep while talking on the phone; how sleepy was he……

For some reason, Ruan Chenxuan felt a little amused.
He looked at the contract in his hand and said to his assistant, “Make time for me; tomorrow, I will go to the Xu Group to deal with it in person.”

Assistant: “Okay.”


A good night’s sleep.

It turned out that Ruan Chenxuan’s decision to send a message was right.
Because Xu Chenghao woke up with no recollection of ever answering the phone, and had he not found the text message while playing with his phone while brushing his teeth, he would have really ignored it.

A meeting at ten …… Xu Chenghao brushed his teeth while thinking about the comments that the male lead might make.
Nowadays, because of the project, their three families are entangled with each other while simultaneously trying to suppress each other; as long as someone cooperates, there will definitely be a damaged party.

Before, the Xu family was in a damaged and disadvantaged position.
However, the same was true for Ruan Chenxuan, who was no better because the initiative was in the hands of the Jiang family.

But now, after Ruan Chenxuan’s change of strategy, the two of them would be switching places with the Jiang family once they conspired, gaining the upper hand and weakening the Jiang family’s exploitation.

The male lead probably wants him to stall the Jiang family so he can negotiate a low price with them.

Xu Chenghao tucked his phone into his trouser pocket to free his hand to gargle, mulling over the idea of going to the company later to discuss with Li Nian whether or not he could deduct a few more percentage points.

After eating breakfast, he drove to work.
The mental state of Xu Chenghao, who had eaten and slept well, was very full.
Compared to yesterday, it was like heaven and earth.
Even Li Nian praised him for his lively state when he saw him.

Xu Chenghao said, “As long as you don’t have a hangover, you’ll definitely be in good spirits… By the way, these are your clothes, here!”

Li Nian picked up the paper bag, pulled the clothes out, and looked at it: “Have you washed it… oh, washed it.
Thank auntie for me.”

Xu Chenghao: “Thank yous are not as good as red packets.”

Li Nian: “Can I wash the rest of my clothes with the red packet?”

Xu Chenghao: “Fuck you.”

The two chatted as they walked towards the office, completely oblivious to the fact that there was someone behind them who was silently observing.

Jing Yicheng: “……”

He wondered why Xu Chenghao had Li Nian’s clothes and why they were washed in his house…..
Something was strange, but he couldn’t tell.

Under what circumstances did you change your clothes…and they were washed…

Are all good friends like this?

Still so weird.

Jing Yicheng frowned slightly, still thinking about it as he entered the conference room.

But by the time the personnel gathered to officially start working, Jing Yicheng didn’t have so much time to think about anything else.

Since it was still a day of heavy work, every now and then, Xu Chenghao would automatically put aside his personal grudges to drag Jing Yicheng along with him for work, showing great trust.

Jing Yicheng also followed Xu Chenghao’s change in attitude with a perfect transition, working seriously when it was time to work seriously and easing their relationship when it was time to ease their relationship.

Just like that, he had been busy with work for almost two hours when Xu Chenghao suddenly got up and said, “Jing Yicheng, you keep an eye on this side; I’ll go upstairs with Li Nian.”

Their project team was placed on the seventh floor of Xu’s group office building, while Xu Chenghao’s office was on the sixteenth floor.
Every time they said they were going upstairs, they were going there to manage the Xu group’s affairs.

Jing Yicheng nodded his head in agreement in an accustomed manner, not moving his gaze from the business plan.

That was until the employee who came with him came over and said, “Boss, Mr.
Xu seems to be meeting with Ruan Chenxuan.”

Jing Yicheng’s hand, rotating his pen, paused, and he turned his head and asked, “Going upstairs?”

Employee: “Yes.”

Jing Yicheng was quiet for two seconds before he spoke, “I see.
Go about your business.”

The employee nodded silently, pretended to have finished reporting the matter, packed the documents, got up, and left.

Jing Yicheng sat calmly in his seat and drank his coffee, speculating in his heart what the purpose of Ruan Chenxuan’s visit was.

If he guessed right, it should be because of the contract he signed on the spot the night before.
He just didn’t expect the other party to come to the door to discuss it in person, and he couldn’t tell if they valued this cooperation or if they’d taken a fancy to the Xu group.

What made Jing Yicheng care more was Xu Chenghao’s attitude – the other party clearly knew that Ruan Chenxuan had had crooked ideas about the Xu family.
Yet, he still managed to work with him without any hard feelings, and although his reason was that Ruan Chenxuan had more money than he could burn, Xu Chenghao didn’t even give him a good look when he clearly used a 1.5 billion contract to work with him.

Differences were always found in comparison, and the more Jing Yicheng compared himself to Ruan Chenxuan, the more he felt as if he couldn’t compare with the other party.

Previously, he had felt that Ruan Chenxuan’s relationship with Xu Chenghao was as bad as his relationship with Xu Chenghao, so there shouldn’t be a problem.
But now, thinking about it, he was guiltier than the party when you counted his three pepper crimes.
Ruan Chenxuan was only guilty of coveting Jiang’s group, but even that had not yet been implemented.
In terms of the degree of disgust, he was certainly more than Ruan Chenxuan.

Maybe Xu Chenghao prefers to work with Ruan Chenxuan; perhaps they talk and get along really well; maybe they end up being good friends because of the collaboration too ……

Jing Yicheng slammed his coffee cup on the table and got up to leave the conference room, deciding that he was going to go see the scene himself!




T/N: The vinegar jar is finally opened, hehe .

Thanks for your awesome comments, I’ll take time to reply soon  ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°) (。‿。)

1Nantianmen (Chinese: 南天门 Nántiānmén, “Southern Heavenly Gate”) is a subarea in Minlin, Liyue.
This region notably features the Dragon-Queller, a large tree used to seal Azhdaha, whom Jiu worships.
*I personally think Xu Chenghao used this to mean Jing Yicheng’s words were outrageous lol.2A run-in is a confrontation or an argument not the peaceful types.
More like an angry dispute.
I think Jing Yicheng wants to see if there are no confrontational phases during their cooperation.

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