“Ah, this durian smells so fragrant!” A customer stood by the fruit cart and rubbed his hands excitedly.

“Little brother, can you open the durian for me? Give me half of it, I can’t buy the whole one, because I won’t be able to eat it.”

“Yes.” Ji Lian Huo lowered his head and took out a clean plastic bag and broke the durian with his bare hands.

“I have a knife here…” Seeing Ji Lian Huo’s difficulty in breaking the durian, Uncle Yu took out a steel knife from his booth and handed it to Ji Lian Huo.

“This is what my son asked me to take for self-defense…” 

After handing the knife, Uncle Yu reached out to tease Ji Dabao, who had just woken up, “Yo…the little guy had woken up.” 

Unable to hold back, Ji Dabao fell asleep, and when he opened his eyes, there was a strong suffocating smell of durian that almost choked him.

Why would anyone like to eat this smelly stuff?!

“One catty, eight yuan, and for a total of four catty, you have to give thirty yuan.” Ji Lian Huo opened the durian with the knife and said. 

The customer was about to pay when the old man used his elbow to knock Ji Lian Huo.

Ji Lian Huo was stunned for a while, and then he immediately raised his head, “I am sorry, I got it wrong.
It’s thirty-two yuan.”

“The salary just happened to be paid today…so it’s okay but it’s really expensive.” 

The customer left with satisfaction, Uncle Yu winked at the young man in front of him and asked, “Xiao Ji, this is not like you.
I have never seen you miscalculate the money.
What happened today??”

Ji Lian Huo lowered his head and covered the remaining half of the durian with a clear plastic bag.
He didn’t know if it was because of the freezing breeze or if he remembered something, his ears were red.

“Tsk…” Uncle Yu was also well-informed. 

When he saw Ji Lian Huo’s appearance, and then thought of the lunch box that fell to the ground before, he understood something.

“Xiao Ji, at first glance, the young master from before, and we are people from two different worlds…” 

Uncle Yu sighed and continued, “Before someone saw that you looked good, they asked me to be a matchmaker.
But when they heard that you have a child, and there is a gambler’s uncle in the family, the family was so frightened that they packed up and ran away overnight.”

“I…can’t marry.” Ji Lian Huo’s eyes darkened, and he carefully wiped the pulp from the blade. 

He knew his own situation, no matter which girl asked him, he would never harm others.

“Alas.” Uncle Yu sighed. 

As soon as Uncle Yu signed and raised his head, he saw…

Uncle Yu continued to knock Ji Lian Huo’s arm as if he had seen a ghost, Ji Lian Huo slowly looked up.

From across the street, the young master from before was quietly looking at him.

The other party seemed to have just come out of the night bar, his suit was still clean, and his posture was elegant and generous.

And the pair of beautiful eyes under the gold frame glasses were facing him, and there was slight drunkenness on his face. 

Ji Lian Huo blankly stared at the man, his mind was blank, and he didn’t know where to put his hands or feet.

Ji Dabao was also affected by Uncle Yu’s series of beatings.
He suddenly felt his uncle’s back was stiff. 

He curiously probed and saw a young man standing upright across the street, looking at them.

Ji Dabao squinted his eyes and felt that this person looked a little familiar, but he couldn’t remember where he had met him.

“Xiao Ji, he seems to be looking at you…” Uncle Yu said in a lowered voice.

After seeing the man looking at him, Ji Lian Huo’s brain was already blank, and for some reason, he subconsciously looked at himself.

The worn-out single shirt was still patched on the elbows.
The pants were torn apart by the dog.

The cloth shoes under the feet have turned white because of repetitive washing.
Recently, his feet have grown and his toes were about to come out from the shoes. 

He was also carrying a one-year-old child on his back.
The hair was dirty and messy, didn’t he look…funny and ridiculous?

(read original translation at beautybrute.com)

Ji Lian Huo didn’t dare to look up and was afraid that as soon as he looked up, he would see the undisguised smile on the man’s face.

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