What Comes Around Goes Around - Chapter 7.1
Translated by Ailee
T/N: From now on, further chapters will be translated by me. Hope you like my work.
Qian Heng still had a cold face. His handsome arched eyebrows highlighted his cold temperament. His visuals somehow seemed incompatible with this lively Japanese Ramen shop. His face still had his signature bad-tempered scowl. Looking at his thin beautiful lips which were tightly pressed together, it was hard to believe that they had subjected someone to such harsh ridicule a few minutes ago. But Cheng Yao never felt that Qian Heng was so handsome.
He was really very handsome.
His beauty was still toxic, but it was so lethal that it was impossible for ordinary people to compete.
“What are you looking at? Finish your noodles.” Her cranky boss still had a bad temper. He swept a sardonic glance at Cheng Yao and rolled his eyes, “or do you have anything else to say?”
“No …… nothing ……”
Even though she didn’t want to admit it, Qian Heng looked really handsome even when he was rolling his eyes…
“Next time you go out for a meal, don’t be stupid enough to give someone a free consultation.”
Although his attitude was cold, Cheng Yao didn’t know whether it was because she just had a bowl of warm noodle soup, she felt that the whole person was quite warm. But still, there was a burning curiosity in her heart,
“Boss, what if I had a really strong relationship with him before? What you just said would make it really difficult and embarrassing to meet him in future.”
Qian Heng snorted coldly, “A real friend would never think of taking advantage of you like that. What’s more, he didn’t even know what you are doing, let alone that you are working nearby. What good ‘friend’ is he?”
“Even if he’s not a friend, what if he was my unrequited love from high school?”
Qian Heng did not show any disgusted expression at her words, “Even though the matter has no relation to him, just to curry favour with his leader, he wants to get free legal advice from his previous old classmate, so that he can present the Buddha with borrowed flowers1 and then smoothen the whiskers and pat the horse’s bottom.2 Are you blind to like this kind of greasy and devious person?”
” …… ”
“Never mind, you may not have seen anything in this world before, but I’m sure you’ll be fine in the future.”
“Why do you say that?”
Qian Heng smiled slightly and adjusted his tie: “From now on, you will spend your time with an excellent person like me, both at work and after work, so you will definitely improve your taste a little bit. After being with me all day, you will naturally look down on ordinary people like the kind just now. Even if you are blind, you will be healed.”
“…” Cheng Yao thought she was too quick to change his image in her heart …
“I know you were also very annoyed with the conversation just now. If you encounter something like this in the future, just refuse it more resolutely.” Qian Heng paused before saying again, “Remember, you are a lawyer and you are a fighter. You should say no to all unreasonable things and systems.”
This time, Cheng Yao nodded vigorously.
“A four-year undergraduate degree in law takes about 35,040 hours and a year of internship for lawyers takes about 8,760 hours. Each lawyer gets a lawyer’s license after toiling away for at least 43,800 hours. This time is precious for each of us lawyers. Whether it’s for you or me, there are only 24 hours a day. To do a one-minute free consultation for these people is a waste of one minute of life. Every minute and every second is non-renewable.”
Cheng Yao stared at him with awe, “Next time I will refuse it properly.” She will never forget what he taught.
Qian Heng raised an eyebrow: “Why do you need to refuse properly? People who can’t respect the value of professional labour of lawyers, why should we respect them? Give them an attitude and then badly refuse them!”
“This is the Hokkaido Fish Bone Ramen that you ordered, please eat it slowly!”
At that moment, the waiter arrived with a bowl of noodles. Cheng Yao was stunned and realized that this dish had just been ordered by Wu Chen.
In an effort to curry favour with her hard to please boss, Cheng Yao quickly took measures to salvage the situation and pushed the bowl of noodles towards Qian Heng with an earnest face, “Boss, Hokkaido Fish Bone Ramen is the signature dish of this restaurant. Let’s not waste it. You can eat as much as you like. After all, you are usually busy with work, and you need more nutrition!”
“No, you eat.”
For a moment, Cheng Yao was somewhat moved with the extreme domineering aura of Qian Heng today! Not only had he helped her chastise that despicable classmate, but he also was actually even modest about it, which was simply worth praising.
However, Cheng Yao was moved only for ten seconds. All the warm feelings she had towards Qian Heng died, when she heard him arrogantly speak,
“The dishes of this restaurant are too unpalatable .”
So it was because it was unpalatable that he passed the dish back to her…
Qian Heng pushed the dish back towards her and with a disgusted expression, he said,””After I had eaten once on the day this store opened, I decided to spare myself and live well.”
Eh? Wait a minute! I heard that this Japanese ramen shop opened last year. Since you find their taste so unpalatable from the day they opened, then why did you come here again today?
Qian Heng gave Cheng Yao a cold glare “Don’t you have something to say?”
“See for yourself, what messages you have sent me.” Qian Heng said as he took out his cell phone, opened his WeChat, and placed the chat history in front of Cheng Yao.
On it, there were a dozen crying emoticons…
Qian Heng’s fingers lightly swiped the screen upwards.
The sentence “I don’t know if I can survive the terrible curse of changing law firms with only a year of practice” stood out very clearly..
Cheng Yao discovered that Qin Qin’s WeChat user name was Rebecca Qin, and Qian Heng’s surname was in Pinyin “Qian”. Before Qian Heng, Qin Qin was the only person with Q in her contacts, so Cheng Yao was used to sending her a message directly after typing in Q. Cheng Yao checked her phone and discovered that Qin Qin had changed her username to “Xiao Qin”, so the only person with Q in her contacts now was Qian Heng.
Just now, because of her old dizzy eyes, she didn’t pay attention at all, and habitually sent out such a string of messages…
However, because of these words, Qian Heng tried to find her himself, and even came to this place which he disliked, again.
Although it was an embarrassing blunder, at that moment, Cheng Yao felt some warmth in her heart. Qian Heng was actually quite concerned about his subordinates.
So, this time, was he going to encourage her with a powerful motivating speech?
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- Present the Buddha with borrowed flowers(借花献佛)-to win favour or influence using somebody else’s property/efforts
- To smooth whiskers and pat a horse’s bottom (溜须拍马); to use flattery to get what one wants. He’s basically criticising him for being an opportunist.
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