Chapter 365 - Associated With Everyone
“Instructions? I don’t have any instructions…” Lin Yi was a special case, but even so this was an elder he was talking to, an old enemy of his shifu! Lin Yi would, naturally, want to be humbler. “Uncle Tian, it’s a request for your help.”
“Just tell me what you need.” Uncle Tian was a bit angry. “You’re boss’ heir- your words are the boss’ words!”
“Alright, so here’s the thing- I’m attending my friend’s second grandpa’s birthday feast with him, but there aren’t any rooms left. Do you have spots for us at your place?” Lin Yi asked.
“Is that it?” Uncle Tian was stunned at how simple it was. “Is it Kang Laicai’s birthday feast?”
“Kang’s the surname- Miracle Doctor Kang. Don’t know if it’s Kang Laicai or not.” Lin Yi chilled at the name- no wonder the guy was rich.
(a direct translation of the characters lai cai would be ‘come, money’...)
“That’s him.” Uncle Tian said with a smile. “The Kangs booked the whole resort already, but I have a villa of my own there not for commercial use. You can just come over.”
“Alright, I’ll go right now. I’ll give you a call when I get there.” Lin Yi made sure to give him a reminder. “I’m currently a student.”
“I understand.” Uncle Tian said with a chuckle- he wouldn’t ask questions about Lin Yi’s identities and goals.
Lin Yi hung up and went back to the car. “It’s done, let’s go.”
“Go where?” Xiaobo blinked.
“To that Moon on the Sea resort!” Lin Yi said as he started the car.
“I thought there weren’t any rooms left… Boss, you have a connection there?” Xiaobo was getting excited. “We get to stay at Moon on the Sea too?”
“Yeah…” Lin Yi nodded. “The owner is an elder of mine.”
“Jesus, boss! You’re amazing!” Xiaobo was as impressed as could be towards Lin Yi right now- his eyes flamed with fire, proud that he could make a comeback.
His second uncle didn’t want to let him stay there, did he? Well, here he was, heading to his own place without bothering with the rooms he’d prepared!
Tang Yin turned to Lin Yi after seeing Xiaobo’s excitement, her eyes curious. This guy seemed to be able to avoid every trouble and obstacle wherever he went… He even knew the owner of Moon on the Sea!
He sure knew a lot of people.
“Haha… Alright, calm down. It’s not just a room, either, it’s a villa!” Lin Yi smiled at Xiaobo.
“Villa? Seriously?” Xiaobo’s eyes were wide open. “I heard that Moon on the Sea only has thirty villas, and only ten of them weren’t for business… Oh, boss, you know the owner so of course we get a villa!”
Lin Yi didn’t know where the resort was, but he did pull Yushu’s GPS off of her Beetle and installed it in his car.
It was a very famous resort- he only needed to type the name in to see a clear route.
Kang Xiaobo’s second uncle, Kang Zhaoming’s father, was currently standing at the gates of Moon and the Sea, greeting guests.
Kang Xiaobo's first uncle, on the other hand, was the CEO of the company Miracle Doctor Kang Medicine- he was a figure much more important than Xiaobo’s second uncle, and was with a couple of bigger guests inside the hotel.
“Boss, that’s my second uncle, and the one beside him is Kang Zhaoming…” Xiaobo pointed to the people, introducing them to Lin Yi.
“Xiaobo…” Fen closed her eyes in fright upon seeing the guy’s figure- this was someone she was once head over heels for, but those emotions were no longer something she understood.
Was it still love? Or was it hate, or fear?
Xiaobo grabbed Fen’s hand tightly. “Don’t worry, it’s alright… I’m here, and my boss is here too… No one’s gonna bully you…”
“I’m still kinda scared…” Fen was clearly very nervous- she didn’t look like she wanted to let go of Xiaobo’s arm at all.
“It’s alright… If you’re not ready yet then just bend down and close your eyes, it’ll be fine…” Xiaobo consoled.
“Okay…” Fen did as Xiaobo suggested.
Lin Yi sounded the horn at the rail blocking their way.
Zhaoming took a look at Lin Yi’s car and walked over impatiently to a security guard. “Can you guys tell the delivery vehicles to go through the back? How many times do I have to say this? It irritates our guests!”
“Yes, Master Kang.” The security guard said carefully. He turned to look at the licence plate on Lin Yi’s van- he didn’t know this car. Was it a delivery van for the hotel?
(he calls Zhaoming Second Master Kang here)
“Delivery vehicles go through the back!” Kang Zhaoming ran over impatiently and swung a hand at Lin Yi.
“I’m not a delivery guy, I’m here to stay at the hotel.” Lin Yi was a little speechless- this was the second time he’d been mistaken for a delivery guy.
“The hotel? My family’s booked the whole place, there aren’t any rooms left. Go somewhere else.” Zhaoming turned and left without paying Lin Yi any more attention.
He couldn’t be bothered bullshitting with some stranger.
Xiaobo frowned and got out the car. “Zhaoming, it’s me and my classmates- we’re here to celebrate second grandpa’s birthday feast!”
“Oh?” Zhaoming was evidently taken aback from Xiaobo’s appearance- didn’t he ask his father to tell them not to come to Moon on the Sea and stay somewhere else?
Zhaoming didn’t like Xiaobo too much- Xiaobo didn’t pay him respect or anything the last birthday feast, even when he was like a big brother to him and everything! He felt quite humiliated because of Xiaobo’s coldness.
After all, every other relative showered him with praise and respect- but who did Kang Xiaobo think he was? He was a Kang, yes, but a Kang from a different branch! He had nothing on him!
And here he was, thinking he was hot stuff!
Zhaoming assumed that Xiaobo had brought his friends along this time to show off how powerful the Kangs were, that his second grandpa was Miracle Doctor Kang!
Yet Zhaoming had long since grown resentful of Xiaobo- there was no way he’d give him what he want. Since the guy wanted to be in the spotlight so much Zhaoming decided that he’d embarrass him by asking his dad to tell Xiaobo’s father that there weren’t any rooms left, that they should go find some cheap motel!
He’d thought that Xiaobo would be so humiliated that he wouldn’t try to show off like that again!