Chapter 144: Eat Your Medicine, You Dunce! (25)

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As expected, it wasn’t easy to invite Shi Sheng. At first they had tried to send her formal invitations, but she completely ignored them.

They then attempted to invite her informally, only to be rejected once again, and with ridiculous reasons, to boot.

For example, “I got my period today. Not happy. Not going.”

Or, “Fu Qin wants to eat crab-apple flower cakes. I(bbb) have to go get them for him ASAP. Not available.”

Or even better, “People made trouble for me today. Not happy, not going.”

It really made these people think on the inside, ‘Be reasonable! So other people made trouble for you; what does that have to do with us?!’

After Shi Sheng’s seventh rejection, Fu Rao finally had enough of it. He ordered people over to the academy to snatch up Shi Sheng the moment she left the gates.

……

Shi Sheng ended up face to face with Fu Rao. ‘This fellow is Fu Qin’s dad? They look nothing alike! He’s such a macho man, how the hell did he have such a pretty boy son?! A gene mutation?!’

Fu Rao was rather surprised as well. Even the proud and noble struggled to lay their eyes on him, yet this young lady examined him without a single trace of fear.

‘As I thought; she’s quite interesting.’

“So what’d you grab me for?” Shi Sheng casually asked, leaning back.

“Don’t say it like that; I invited you so many times, yet you didn’t give me any face at all. What else could I do but come to see you personally?” Fu Rao looked like a burly man, yet he used such a gentle tone. It had a strange gap… moe?

‘Don’t joke. It’s awkward as fuck. Like seeing a modern person in an ancient setting.’

“Can you speak normally? Don’t tell me this is how you normally speak? If that’s the case, it’s a miracle no one’s overthrown you yet.”

Fu Rao, “…” ‘It was because I was afraid of scaring you off! I thought young ladies nowadays liked this kind of gentle uncle image?!’

It was quite clear that Shi Sheng wasn’t a normal young lady.

“*ahem*…” Fu Rao resumed his usual style of speech. “Your name is Bei Zhi?”

“You already know the answer. Even if you don’t have all my information, I’m pretty sure you must have at least 70 to 80% of it. Stop wasting my time and get to the point. If you’re going to silence me, hurry up. I’m busy.” Shi Sheng got impatient.

‘I hate these people who ask questions they already know the answers to. You already clearly know all 18 generations of my ancestors, so what the fuck are you still asking me for?!

Are you expecting me to be like the little white flower female leads who’ll put on a surprised expression and go, “How did you know?”?!

Are you an idiot? You think you’re filming a TV show?’

Honestly speaking, the last time people had dared to speak to Fu Rao like this had only been before he had taken the position of head of the Fu Family. After he had become the head of the Fu Family, who would dare to use this tone of speech with him?

‘This girl is really unbridled to the point of no return…’

“You’re not afraid?”

“Can fear be eaten? Or can it get you to stop blathering?” Shi Sheng calmly replied with questions.

Fu Rao, “…”

There was simply no way to communicate with her. For one, she always spoke barbed words. For another, she gave off the constant impression that she was looking down on the other person. It really was enough to provoke someone until they wanted to slap her to death.

‘Just how did she survive this long?’

“Your son needs to take his medicine again in half an hour. Are you sure you won’t get to the point?” Shi Sheng looked at her phone.

Fu Rao’s lips twitched. “I wish to request Ms Bei’s assistance.”

Assistance? You want ‘em dead or alive? Payment starts from 9 digits. Don’t talk to me if the pay is any less or if it’s too troublesome.”

Fu Rao, “…” ‘Don’t understand this girl’s reasoning… the hell does she mean dead or alive? Can assistance even be classified into those two types?!

And she wants at least a 9 digit remuneration… 100 million, huh…

Although my son is worth that much, you don’t have to open with such a high price!’

Fu Rao thought for a bit before speaking deliberately, “I wish to request that you accompany Xiaoqin abroad to seek treatment. Money is not an issue.”

“He can still be saved? I thought it was terminal?”

‘What the fuck?! What’s with that surprised yet regretful expression for?! Of course my son can still be saved!

…It’s just that he refuses to be.’

“I don’t have the time.”

‘There’s still a group of little bitches here waiting for me(bbb) to deal with; how can I give up this group of little bitches for that one little bitch Fu Qin?

Not worth it. I don’t do business at a loss.’

“Money is no problem.” Fu Rao thought Shi Sheng was aiming for more money.

“It’s not a question of money,” Shi Sheng replied ‘solemnly’.

“Then what is it?” When it came to his son, nothing else was more important.

“It’s a question of moral integrity.”

Fu Rao, “…” ‘Guards, toss this girl into the sea! I’m not chatting with her anymore!

You’re the one who mentioned money first! So how come it suddenly evolved into the lofty question of moral integrity?!’

[Chain Quest 42: Accompany Fu Qin abroad.]

Shi Sheng, “…” ‘System, you’re really arbitrary in issuing these, you know?’

“Actually, it’s not entirely impossible.” Shi Sheng cleared her throat. “We just have to start negotiating from the 10 digits.”

Fu Rao, “…” ‘What happened to moral integrity?’

A billion wasn’t that much to the Fu Family, especially not if it was for the sake of their only heir. Thus, Fu Rao agreed—on the condition Shi Sheng convince Fu Qin to undergo the operation.

This operation required the patient to be completely willing to undergo it. If the patient’s mood worsened after the procedure, then the patient’s death might hasten rather than abate—a fate which might happen if the patient had been unwilling to go through with the operation in the first place.

This was the reason why they didn’t force Fu Qin to undergo this operation. After all, if Fu Qin was going to get depressed and die right after, then they might as well have maintained status quo.

……

It wasn’t that simple to go abroad. Shi Sheng hadn’t made arrangements for when she’d be gone, and Fu Qin wasn’t that easy to convince. But Shi Sheng was still busy. Though she couldn’t shake the foundations of either the Bei Family or Gao Family, she still had to do something. She had to arrange for a lot of stuff.

“Bei Zhi, I need to talk to you.” These days, if you wanted to see Shi Sheng, you’d have to wait outside her classroom before the class ended. Ji Xiaoyu didn’t know this, so she had always missed her chance. This time though, she finally managed to catch Shi Sheng.

“I’m busy.” Shi Sheng walked around Ji Xiaoyu without even lifting her eyes.

“Bei Zhi, it’s about Bei Ze.” Ji Xiaoyu pulled Shi Sheng.

“I’ve already said I’m busy, okay? Bei Ze has nothing to do with me. Let go, else don’t blame me for being rude.” Shi Sheng’s gaze was a bit cold, causing Ji Xiaoyu’s heart to thump and subconsciously release her.

Only when Shi Sheng was about to leave did Ji Xiaoyu react, hurriedly chasing after her. “Bei Ze’s been locked up because of you! He hasn’t eaten for 2 days already! Just go back and see him.”

“Mr and Mrs Bei won’t let him die, so whether I go or not doesn’t matter. Ji Xiaoyu, want to bet if I’ll push you down if you keep blocking me?”

They were currently standing on the stair landing, with Ji Xiaoyu blocking Shi Sheng from moving forward.

The students started snickering after they heard Shi Sheng’s words. “Ji Xiaoyu, Bei Zhi is busy! What are you stopping her for? Hurry up and make way! Don’t waste Bei Zhi’s time!”

“She thinks everyone else is as free as she is? Then again, how would this upstart know what we true upper class kids need to learn?”

“Oh wow, look, she’s mad! I guess her temper went up along with her wealth!”

“Bei Zhi, you go ahead. We’ll help get her out of your way.” People blocked Ji Xiaoyu off from Shi Sheng.

“Thanks.” Shi Sheng smiled at them before taking a few steps back to walk around them.


 

Author’s Note:

The heat’s finally gone! I feel aliiive!!!


Translator’s Corner

Translator: It’s freezing where I am… and I live in a tropical climate…

Wenhui

Wenhui is a kind and caring translator who couldn’t resist sharing her love for novels with everyone out there. She was so eager to share it, that she went as far as to create a blog just for that very purpose. Her editor Reekahia was lured in for the ride …

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  1. missymirei · Apr 9, 2018

    I really like the after thoughts of the characters. Hahahaha! Keeps the story damn good!!!

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  2. Shelwyn · Apr 8, 2018

    The user names in the comments section are really good!

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    • missymirei · Apr 9, 2018

      I have a feeling that I saw your username in TSS' discord channel. Or... maybe not.

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  3. Java Dream · Apr 8, 2018

    Finaly caught up

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  4. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    I'm in love with our MC, someone save me. >O< She's sooo hot *fanning myself* Thank you for the hardwork <3

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  5. QianTian · Apr 6, 2018

    AHHH!! AUTHOR!! Thankiessss!! thanks for the chapter, I really appreciated!

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  6. jenny · Apr 6, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  7. My Bias Told Me To Keep My Ring Finger Empty · Apr 6, 2018

    I know exactly what you mean TL. I’m pretty damn sure this country is supposed to be tropical but whyyyy am I freezing my ass off?

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  8. Sadness' Boyfriend · Apr 6, 2018

    Say.....any other fellow guy reading this?
    U know, i usually dont like reading novels with female mc's, but if any of u can find ine similar to this (as in, female lead doesnt really get into relationship or really likes anybody, with similar cold and logical and obviously hypocritical personality), then please tell me. Especially if they r OP. Im am litterally searching every fanfic fic and novel website for OP MC's that r actually f####ing smart....or at least dont go fluanting their power.
    Like, its when u cheat and get everything possible in a game, but u only use ur real power when in trouble. Its kinda like obtaing a one shot one kil infinite ammo weapon right at the beginning of the game, but only using regular weapons u get from game, and only using the op weapon when ur about to die, or to impress someone, or to f### them over completely if someone annoys u that much or something. But used smartly.....
    Well yeah, long comment

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    • blasterwisard · Apr 6, 2018

      Not sure if I can give you exactly what you're looking for, but try these. They all have female MC's with strong abilities/personalities and most of them don't have hearts in their eyes at any point. You can find links to them at Novel Updates.
      Crossing to the Future, it's not easy to be a man
      Nigotta Hitomi no Lilianne
      Demon Wang’s Golden Favorite Fei
      The Power of the Saint is All Around
      Evil God Average
      Arachne
      Headless Villainess

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    • yisha · Apr 6, 2018

      Pick the Second Male Lead
      By:Ha Rui (Original work on wattpad)

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    • Billyaabob · Apr 6, 2018

      I would recommend Main Character Hides His Strength (link: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/main-character-hides-his-strength/)
      It's a male lead though

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    • lunaaaaa · Apr 7, 2018

      I dunno if this is your liking but you could read my disciple died yet again. Its pretty much similar to this novel and your description

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      • Shion 27 · Apr 7, 2018

        Yup. My Disciple Died Yet Again. Ahh the satisfaction of seeing other people's reaction when they see her actual strength. Hohoho. Also, it's a world hopping novel, where MC's in charge of cleaning up bugs otherwise it's practically doomsday for that world. Aye very good execution, relatable and well-fleshed out characters. Also, it's friggin hilarious.

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        • Shion 27 · Apr 7, 2018

          I ended up making a review here. Orz. That was rude. Sorry.

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    • Agent Psyx o7 · Editor · Apr 7, 2018

      I second Crossing To The Future.

      Doomsday Wonderland is awesome as well (ignore the 'boyfriend' part in the summary; there's practically no hint of romance where I'm at so I don't think the author would focus there any time soon).

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    • ThunderinSnow · Sep 5, 2018

      Oh!Oh! Genius Doctor Black Bellied Miss is super amazing.You get to fan(boy)for all the face-slapping!

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  9. Ricecal · Apr 6, 2018

    Thank you very much

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  10. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    Thanks for the translation. Shi shengs the Best

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  11. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    This chapter was too funny. I imagined Shi Shengs face with the expression of surprise and regret for ML's surgery. I almost fell from the chair :D :D :D :D

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  12. Yours Truly · Apr 6, 2018

    Aboi! I just love how Shi Sheng can be shameless 120% more than ghe people around her. Even burning papa Fu. Ai, Shi Sheng, are you sure you dont need a sidekick? How bout a concubine when you in a different era? Cuz this young lady volunteers!

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  13. Pizuya · Apr 6, 2018

    That brother of hers doesn't seem like a bad person, what will he do once Shi Sheng manages to overthrow the family? I honestly forgot the desire of the original Bei Zhi.

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    • Lou · Apr 6, 2018

      Doesn't seem like a bad person? Did you forgot about the summary of the original timeline? If he had been such a good person then he would hve helped the real Bei Zei.

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      • Pizuya · Apr 8, 2018

        Inherently, he didn't seem to be, but I think it's because of Bei Ze's bullying and whoever the protagonist is atm. He holds feelings for her atm but it's too late.

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  14. Black light · Apr 6, 2018

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  15. Black light · Apr 6, 2018

    After reading this novel all those protagonist seems antagonist for me!!

    KYAAA!!

    SHI SHENG MARRY ME!!!
    I WILL TURN LESBO FOR YOU!!!
    😍😍😘😘

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Apr 6, 2018

      This comment right here sums up my motivation for translating this novel.

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  16. udin-san · Apr 6, 2018

    I caught up yey~
    Thanks for the chapters! It's very nice

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  17. Insanist · Apr 6, 2018

    ...33C here.

    *melted by heat*

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  18. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    Shi Sheng is the best!

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  19. kirindas · Apr 6, 2018

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  20. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    Thanks for the update! Shi Sheng is so cool

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  21. Leech-kun · Apr 6, 2018

    Lol this chapter is hilarious 😂😂😂😂

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  22. Snow · Apr 6, 2018

    Translator, I lived in tropical climate too! But the weather is on its period. They goes hot and cold as they like.

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  23. GonZ · Apr 6, 2018

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    10 digits just to coax the little prince(ss) to get treatment.. hmm.. such a good deal~

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  24. MasterP · Apr 6, 2018

    I'm loving it

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  25. Shion 27 · Apr 6, 2018

    I'm proud of you Shi Sheng!

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  26. Nazgand · Apr 6, 2018

    Yay

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  27. Rainbow Blue · Apr 6, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter! This woman is awesome! In the scariest way!

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  28. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    It's raining hard where I am too
    ...
    Thank you for the chapter
    -The one that lurks

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  29. LATI · Apr 6, 2018

    Thank you.

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  30. Klaruza · Apr 6, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter.
    Shi sheng is sly

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  31. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter
    This novel really is the best novel i have ever read
    And shi sheng is the most awesome character to exist
    I have read this novel 6 times already

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  32. Taka · Apr 6, 2018

    Fu Rao, “…” ‘What happened to moral integrity?’

    I think system eat it

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  33. Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

    --- Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

    lol. that conversation is great!! XD!

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  34. Lein · Apr 6, 2018

    Another day
    Another chapter
    Another laughter for me
    Another life
    THANKS!

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  35. Pan · Apr 5, 2018

    Absolutely lo Shi Sheng

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  36. MiTz · Apr 5, 2018

    I'm so satisfied with Shi Sheng's character.

    thanks for the chapter!!

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    • Anonymous · Apr 6, 2018

      I agree

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    • probablyurchild · Apr 6, 2018

      ME TOO SHES SO SHAMELESS AND UNRIGHTEOUS I LOVE HER I CAN'T GO BACK TO NAIVE PROTAGONIST NOVELS

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      • Wenhui · Translator · Apr 6, 2018

        If there was a 'like' button, I'd have liked so many comments by now... Maybe there is and I'm just blind.

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        • Nazgand · Apr 6, 2018

          If a `Like' button was available for the chapters, I would have liked every chapter after reading it.

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          • FableCat · Apr 6, 2018

            Ditto

    • probablyurchild · Apr 6, 2018

      ME TOO SHE'S SO SHAMELESS AND UNRIGHTEOUS I LOVE HER I CAN'T GO BACK TO NAIVE FEMALE PROTAGONIST ANYMORE

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  37. Anonymous · Apr 5, 2018

    First?
    Oh and thanks for the translation, high quality as always

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  38. Grim · Apr 5, 2018

    Omg I love her little supporters

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  39. Anonymous · Apr 5, 2018

    Thank you for the chapter.
    What is moral integrity? Can you eat it?_(:3」∠)_

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  40. Faust Voncleave · Apr 5, 2018

    Yeees, everything is coming along nicely

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  41. Anonymous · Apr 5, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  42. a blob blob · Apr 5, 2018

    For fuck's sake... Please just go away yall and leave Shi Sheng alone. Thank you for the translation!! Keep it up!!

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