Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 21
Chapter 21: A Goodwill Gesture
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Santa Ynez coffee, Li Xiaonian had once drunk it, so he could tell the variety of this coffee.
As for why he said Luo Wen had never been in love, that was because of something he knew in his previous life instead of his “special talent”, but he had no choice but to do so. Realizing that Hong Xide had noticed him, he was determined to take his family to move out of the Xinyue community today. He couldn’t wait even a day.
He hadn’t seen Luo Wen before, but Ling Baifei once mentioned that his cousin fell out with her family because, in order to appease her family, who were pressing her to get married, his cousin hired an actor to pretend as her boyfriend. As a result, her trick came to light, which made her family the laughing stock of the neighbors.
“It’s true. My cousin is in a relationship. Her boyfriend is a civil servant, born in a scholarly family. I’ve seen him. He has a nice character and is very handsome. My uncle and aunt are very satisfied with him.”
“Xiaobai, seeing is not necessarily the fact.” Li Xiaonian said, with great certainty.
“Cousin, if you are in a relationship, there must be some cosmetics in your bag. But I think at the moment, except for some daily necessities, there isn’t any that kind of stuff in your bag. Besides, a girl in love usually has a high level of hormones, her temper will soften, and she’ll look more energetic and beautiful. However, the light yellow markings on your skin, and your grumpy temper, all show that you are in a troubled period, not a romantic period.”
Ling Baifei was astonished. He looked at Li Xiaonian who looked so serious and then at his expressionless cousin. “Cousin, is what he said true? If it is, who was the man who came to your home for dinner last time? Did you hire him to deceive Uncle and Aunt?”
Upset that her little secret was exposed, Luo Wen glared at Li Xiaonian fiercely. “Fine, I admit that you have a sharp eye, but so what. I’m not going to sell you the villa anyway.”
Li Xiaonian looked at Ling Baifei, cueing him with his eyes.
Hesitating for a while, Ling Baifei was forced to say weakly, “Cousin, you’d better sell your villa to him. Otherwise, I’ll tell your secret to Uncle. You can’t just go back on your word.”
Luo Wen gave him a threatening grin. “Very good. Bai, you are bullying me, your cousin, with an outsider! Believe it or not, I’m gonna beat you up right now. If you dare to tell my father, I’ll beat the hell out of you.”
Ling Baifei shrank his neck and looked at Li Xiaonian helplessly.
Li Xiaonian hurriedly explained, “Cousin, I wanted to buy a villa out of sheer necessity. To tell you the truth, a few people who look like gangsters suddenly appeared in the community where I live. Although they’re well-disguised, I’m sure that these people have once killed people. For the sake of safety, I can only move out. Originally, I planned to find a house with average conditions, but my mother’s legs are disabled and it’s very inconvenient for her to live in a high-rise building, so I decided to buy a villa. Besides, moving frequently is not good for my sister’s study and growth. I just want to solve the problem of the house once and for all.”
Murderers? As a police officer, Luo Wen was very sensitive to this kind of matter, so she asked seriously, “Are you sure they are murderers?”
“Yes, I’m one hundred percent sure, and they seemed to have noticed me already. If not so, I wouldn’t have been in such a hurry to move.”
Li Xiaonian took the opportunity to emphasize how dangerous these people were, with the hope to have the police intervene as soon as possible to avert the tragedy.
Having seen what Li Xiaonian could do, Luo Wen somewhat believed his words.
Ling Baifei took the opportunity to cut in. “Cousin, Xiaonian is my good friend. You’ve gotta save him.”
“Okay, I can sell you the house, but we shall sign a contract. If you breach the contract, I can unconditionally take back the house.”
“Thank you, thank you, Cousin.” Li Xiaonian thanked her again and again.
Luo Wen made a phone call, and soon, someone sent a drawn-up contract over. She handed it to Li Xiaonian. “I have drawn up two contracts in accordance with the conditions you said. If there is no problem, sign it. You can move in today after the contract is signed. By the way, after you settle down, you must follow me to the police station tomorrow to help us identify the murderers you mentioned.”
The two parties signed the contract, and Li Xiaonian paid a deposit of 600,000 yuan on the spot.
Having settled the villa thing, Li Xiaonian gave them a valuable piece of news in return. “Cousin, Bai, if your families have spare money, I recommend you to invest in luxury villas. I believe it won’t be long before villas soar in value. According to my estimation, villas’ prices may double or even triple.”
Luo Wen held the contract in her hand, her face stiff. “The reason?”
“As “Star Wind” operates longer, players are more likely to conflict with each other. Over time, the conflicts will evolve into real-world fights, and then, the whole world will usher in a period of chaos. The villa area has a low population density and high security, so it’ll become the best choice for the rich.”
Ling Baifei said with disbelief, “Now it’s a society under the rule of law. Even if the world will be chaotic, it won’t be that chaotic.”
Li Xiaonian shrugged. “It’s just my guess. What if I guess right? Besides, the prices of villas are at the bottom now. Even if you invest in a villa, you won’t lose much.”
Luo Wen smiled bitterly at the contract in her hand and said to Ling Baifei, “Tell your dad what he just said when you go home. His estimation makes sense, and your dad will know what to do.”
As a police officer, she was very clear about recent cases. One out of ten cases was a dispute arising from the game.
Although it was only one-tenth, this was already very dangerous data, and the proportion was still rising steadily.
Holding the contract, Li Xiaonian was somewhat pleased, but more stressed. After all, he didn’t have much money now, but he had already promised more money than outsiders would believe.
He went home.
His sister had packed her clothes as he told her, but his mother still didn’t exit from “Star Wind”.
Li Xiaoyue imitated her mother’s tone. “No hurry. Mom is at a critical moment in the game. If I succeed, I’ll also be able to make a lot of money, and then Mom will buy you a lot of new clothes.”
Hearing it, Li Xiaonian was surprised, thinking to himself: Did Mom also get a hidden profession?
Pondering over it, Li Xiaonian sorted out his own clothes, as well as the clothes of his mother and father.
After packing the necessities to take away, Li Xiaonian called a moving company.
It was almost afternoon when Mo Lanhu quit the game. When she saw the packages packed on the floor, she frowned. “Son, what are you doing?”
“Moving, we must move out today.”
Mo Lanhu scolded him angrily, “We’re living fine here. Why are we moving? Where else can we live? And, it’s such a big thing. Have you even discussed it with me or your dad?”
Li Xiaonian put his hands on his mother’s shoulders, and said solemnly, “Mom, have I ever done anything bad since I was a child? Or, have I ever made troubles unreasonably?”
Mo Lanhu mused.
“Mom, I’m not being unreasonable.” After struggling for a moment and making sure that his sister was not around, Li Xiaonian said solemnly and softly, “Mom, I heard very important news that our community may be unsafe and even our lives may be in danger. The problem is the new security guards. They have guns and they’re extremely dangerous. So we have to move away now. When we leave, you better pretend you don’t know anything. You don’t want me or my sister to be in danger, do you? If you really want to live here, we can move back later. I’ve already found a new house, and we can move there now. The new house has furniture and everything else. We just need to bring our clothes.”
Looking at his mother who looked both struggling and doubtful, Li Xiaonian continued, “I’ve reported this matter to the police, and we can consider whether to move back after the police investigation is over.”
Mo Lanhu stared at Li Xiaonian closely, and after a long time, she sighed. “Before I realized, you have already grown up. It seems that you’ve already capable of leading our family. Okay, I’ll listen to you, and from now on, you have the final say in the family.”
With his mother’s permission, the next thing became very simple. He called his father and told him that they were moving to a new house and that he didn’t need to return to the Xinyue Community. Then Li Xiaonian put the packages on the truck.
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“Aunt Mo, what are you doing?”
Mo Lanhu gave a wry smile. “My son failed the college entrance examination, so he found a job. For the convenience of his work, we’re moving to his side and will stay there for a period of time.”
Li Xiaonian looked at his “best actress” mother, wondering: Did I get the ability of deceit from my mother?