Chapter 58: The Dad with Split Personality
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The BMW drove away from the entrance of Da Feng Ge Fruit Co. and left Zhao Yu standing unsteadily on his feet.
In reaction to his blatant flirting, Wang Fei had only replied gently, "I’m sorry, I don’t have a surgical knife with me today!" Although her tone was gentle, her answer was clear.
Zhao Yu did not feel disappointed but instead had become more interested in Wang Fei. Although she usually looked amorous and charming, she had morals and was not as easy as Zhao Yu had thought. The more difficult something was, the higher the anticipation.
Thinking back to his victory in the graveyard, Zhao Yu felt endlessly joyous and even started humming a tune on his way upstairs; however, when he reached his apartment and took out his key, his whistle suddenly screeched to a halt. He saw Jiang Xiaoqing sitting right on his doorstep!
Zhao Yu suddenly stopped, not knowing whether to advance or retreat. After the Lost Hand Case had been solved, Zhao Yu had seriously considered the issue involving Jiang Xiaoqing. He was not sure why he was seemingly scared of nothing. Whenever he would see that young girl, his forehead would start to sweat! After some careful thinking, Zhao Yu finally had solved the question! The answer was actually very simple, it was because Jiang Xiaoqing was so outstanding!
In Zhao Yu’s previous life, he had always been hanging around gangsters. If Jiang Xiaoqing had also been a bad student or a delinquent, Zhao Yu would have been able to handle her better. But Jiang Xiaoqing was nothing like that. She was the best student in Second Middle School! She excelled both in morals and academics, and had a bright future awaiting her! However, the Lost Hand Case had had too much of an impact on Zhao Yu. Whenever he saw Jiang Xiaoqing, he would instinctively think of Li Dan! Li Dan had also been more talented than everyone else.
Zhao Yu was very worried that Jiang Xiaoqing would somehow follow in the footsteps of Li Dan, and go down a bad path. Furthermore, Zhao Yu was the one who could be leading her down that path, causing Zhao Yu to have a constant knot in his stomach. Thus, when he saw Jiang Xiaoqing, he panicked immediately. Before Jiang Xiaoqing spoke, he already had cold feet.
"Officer Zhao, you’ve been enjoying yourself!" Jiang Xiaoqing took a bite of her apple and said in an ambiguous tone, "It’s really difficult to find you!"
"W...What!" Zhao Yu was tongue tied, "I had a big case to investigate! But now that it’s been solved, we can talk about your issues!"
"I know, it was the Lost Hand Case!" Jiang Xiaoqing said flatly.
"Holy…" Zhao Yu was astonished, "how did you know?"
"You’re a big detective, what do you think?" Jiang Xiaoqing said with disdain, "You know why I’m here to look for you in the middle of the night, right?"
Zhao Yu nodded. What else could it be? It had to be because of the chaos he had caused at the parents conference!
"I really don’t understand what you were thinking!" Jiang Xiaoqing shouted angrily. Afraid that her parents downstairs would hear, she quickly lowered her voice and exaggerated her expression a little, "You made such a big mess out of a simple parents conference!? I really gotta give it to you!"
"This...well...I can explain…" Zhao Yu also lowered his voice.
"I only want to make some money through honest means to share my dad’s burden so that I can be a filial daughter. Why is it so difficult?" The young girl became more agitated, "If I were exposed, how would I face my teachers and classmates? My mom would be so upset if she found out. You know..." Jiang Xiaoqing started to cry as she spoke. In order not to make too much noise, she suppressed her cries in a heart-wrenching manner.
Zhao Yu had not expected her to cry so quickly, "Don’t cry! Don’t cry! From how you described it, you haven’t been exposed yet, right? So we still have the chance to make up for it. First you’ve gotta tell me, what’s the situation now? I’ll help you settle it, alright?"
"Really?" The young girl was easy to coax. After hearing Zhao Yu say that, her tears stopped immediately.
"Of course, we’re partners!" Zhao Yu pounded his chest and said, "Your business is my business!"
"Alright," Jiang Xiaoqing wiped her tears and said in a serious tone, "actually, I’ve made arrangements for ninety percent, and I’m only lacking your ten percent!"
"Huh, my...holy sh*t?" Zhao Yu thought. He blinked his eyes and finally understood that he had unknowingly fallen for the young girl’s trick! It was really impossible to keep up with a top student!
"My classmates have already put out a story in the school newspaper about when you created a mess during the parents conference and searched through the entire data room. I’ve created a stir at school again!" Jiang Xiaoqing said, "My class teacher had called me into his office three times. He refuses to believe that you’re my dad!"
"Mmm...neither would I!" Zhao Yu said truthfully.
"My class teacher checked my file and found out that my dad sells fruit! However, you had to impersonate a police officer, so…"
"Hey? What do you mean impersonate? I’m really a police officer!" Zhao Yu instinctually defended himself, being offended over the word "impersonate".
"Anyway, Mr. Wang has already called my house a few times," Jiang Xiaoqing continued, "but all of his phone calls have been intercepted by me! So, Mr Wang has decided to come my place for a visit tomorrow morning! If he meets my father, then...you should know the consequences!"
"Hmm," Zhao Yu frowned and said, "if that’s the case, we have to think of a way to get your father out of the house tomorrow. I’ll take over from there, and your teacher will not be suspicious!"
"I’ve already got that settled!" Jiang Xiaoqing said, "Early tomorrow morning, my dad will receive a message from the hospital informing him that my mom’s hospital bill has won a prize in a lucky draw, and he will need to go to the hospital to collect the prize!"
"Huh, what! Wahahaha…" Zhao Yu could not control his laughter, "A hospital bill can win a lucky draw prize! Only a fool would believe that!"
"Hmmm…" Jiang Xiaoqing gave Zhao Yu a cold stare and said the words with pauses, "My—Dad—Believes!!"
"Uh oh…" Zhao Yu swallowed his saliva and thought to himself, "A dad with that level of intelligence, how could he have such a shrewd daughter? Is Jiang Xiaoqing really his flesh and blood?"
"Once my dad’s gone, you can go to the shop and impersonate him!" Jiang Xiaoqing said while nodding her head.
"Hmm, but…" Zhao Yu pondered for a while and sounded a little worried, "Isn’t there one more thing? I said that I was a policeman in front of so many people, but now I’m just supposed to be a fruit-seller? How do we get past that?"
"Well! I’ve settled that. You see..." Jiang Xiaoqing said as she took out a piece of paper. Zhao Yu took a look at it and almost fainted.
It was a certificate of a medical diagnosis that Jiang Xiaoqing had falsified. It was clearly written on the paper that Jiang Dafeng had severe split personality disorder!!!