I’m Seriously Not a Male Prostitute
The restaurant was not far from the place of the conflict. Pang Jing Dong initially wanted to switch to a different restaurant, but he did know how to say it as he did not want to ruin the mood. Her gorgeous appearance with her elegant gestures, caused Pang Jing Dong to be obsessed with her.
“The right saddle on the right horse!” Pang Jing Dong said with a smile.
“You should find a better phrase if you want to flatter me!” said Shen Jia Yao with a grin. “The brand is Parad.”
TL Note: Parad = Prada? Maybe?
Regarding the clothing of luxury brands, it was no longer a person choosing the suitable clothes, but the clothes choosing the appropriate person. For example, for the dress Shen Jia Yao was wearing, most of the people either did not have the physique to wear it, or they were unable to present the elegance of the dress fully. However, Shen Jia Yao wearing the dress could perfectly deliver the lifestyle philosophy as intended from Parad’s design concepts.
“I believe there is no need to flatter one another with our relationship.” After pausing for a while, Pang Jing Dong continued, “I have to admit, you weren’t so beautiful when you were young.”
“How did I look like when I was young according to your memory?”
“A short hair, face full of freckles, and always followed me behind with a hanging mucus from your nose.”
“Haha!” Upon saying this, both of them burst out laughing.
“I didn’t know I used to look like that!” said Shen Jia Yao.
“Ten years’ time can change a person completely.”
“You got that right!”
“In comparison though, I prefer your old self!”
Shen Jia Yao was stunned hearing it, who then gave Pang Jing Dong a puzzled look and did not continue the conversation.
“Let’s order some dishes!” Pang Jing Dong handed the menu to Shen Jia Yao.
Shen Jia Yao ordered a few dishes, before saying in a flat tone, “Grandparents’…”
“Still overseas.” Pang Jing Dong remained silence for a brief while, before saying, “I hope I could find a suitable timing to get them back. If they could not fulfill their dreams overseas, they deserve to return to their roots.”
Upon saying this, Shen Jia Yao had a recollection of her past; on the night she was abandoned, she kept on crying asking her godparents to stay while claiming going overseas was a bad idea. During that moment, Pang Jing Dong’s father replied with a low spirit, “Is there anywhere that would not bury people?”
TL Note: The phrase “Is there anywhere that would not bury people?” is a Chinese saying, meaning that people could end up dying somewhere, whether it be in their own countries or a foreign country.
“Is my granddad fine?” asked Pang Jing Dong.
“He went on a business trip to the USA a few days ago, might need a long time before coming back. I’m just concerned about his body coping with the fatigue.”
“He extended his business overseas?!”
“Yeah!” Shen Jia Yao shoved a proud expression at Pang Jing Dong as if she was trying to say, “Your parents failed to achieve that, didn’t they?!”
“It’s impossible to earn enough money, tell him to rest more!” said Pang Jing Dong calmly, pretending he did not notice it.
“I haven’t mentioned your return to him” Upon saying this, Shen Jia Yao was carefully observing Pang Jing Dong’s reaction.
“Oh!” answered Pang Jing Dong, still having a calm expression on his face.
“I hope you would tell him yourself!” Shen Jia Yao added.
“I do hope I have the chance to!” said Pang jIng Dong who shook his head while smiling. “I never thought there would be such a coincidence in my life!”
“I didn’t think so too, to think that you are my company’s employee. I assumed we would never meet again!”
“What I didn’t expect was, our status and positions had changed thoroughly.”
Shen Jia Yao puckered her lips, before saying, “What did my godparents do overseas?”
Pang Jing Dong knew that Shen Jia Yao assumed his parents had enjoyed a few years of luxurious life before ending up in the unfortunate accident. The truth was, it happened a month after they arrived in the foreign land.
The place was not a heaven. Regarding this fact, his parents were wrong initially, so was Shen Jia Yao today. Only Pang Jing Dong who had experienced hell there knew what it was like. A sorrowful feeling rose up in his heart.
Pang Jing Dong did not want to explain too much, so he answered, “Doing some small businesses!”
Shen Jia Yao shook her head and changed the topic, “I invited you for a meal because I have something to discuss.”
“It’s about the managing team of the company!”
Pang Jing Dong knew clearly what she meant. Before this, he had already prepared himself mentally, that Shen Jia Yao would not invite him to a dinner just to talk about the old days, even though he hoped Shen Jia Yao did not change into such a realistic person.
However, Pang Jing Dong was not willing to twist the truth, even if the one before him was Shen Jia Yao who had been someone close to him for a long time. “Regarding the company’s problem, I prefer you to approach it by observing the situation yourself, rather than listening to other people’s opinions. For example, the way I see and handle things might be different from yours.”
Upon hearing this, Shen Jia Yao explained herself without continue asking, “I just want to discuss the arrangement of the positions with you, not to discuss the people.”
Pang Jing Dong asked with a grin, “I am just a regular employee. I don’t think I have any right to participate in the decision-making of the company. Unless you want me to be your business partner?”
“I only hope that you won’t be late to work anymore!” Shen Jia Yao replied.
“At least give me a chance to be promoted?”
“Never knew you are so dedicated!” Shen Jia Yao smiled.
“I was just joking, don’t take it seriously!” Pang Jing Dong’s smile disappeared and said thoughtfully, “I don’t want to live a tiring life!”
Shen Jia Yao glanced at Pang Jing Dong, and said with a disappointing tone, “Striving for excellence is indeed tiring! But the sense of achievement is irreplaceable! I really hoped you didn’t just say that! To be honest, when I first knew you are working in my company, I wished you to have achieved something, or at least you could help me in my business! However…”
Pang Jing Dong did not give a direct answer as he said, “No matter what you are doing, I will always support you!”
“I only have one thing to ask from you!”
“Tell me! As long as it’s not about world peace or something too ridiculous, I promise I will do it!”
“Don’t be late for your work tomorrow!”
“Uh… Let’s talk about world peace instead!”
Shen Jia Yao shook her head helplessly while looking at her watch and say, “It’s late now, let’s call it a day!”
“I suppose I don’t need to send you home!”
Shen Jia Yao smiled, “No worries!” She then called the waitress over, “Bills, please!” and walked toward the counter.
Maybe the restaurant was afraid its employees to keep the money themselves, so the customers had to pay at the counter. As Shen Jia Yao was passing Pang Jing Dong while walking toward the counter, Pang Jing Dong took his wallet out and said to Shen Jia Yao, “I’ll pay!”
As soon as Pang Jing Dong opened his wallet, a business card fell out like a piece of falling leaf during the Autumn season, falling onto the table, which was picked up by Shen Jia Yao.
If anyone did what Shen Jia Yao just did, it was considered disrespectful. However, she somehow still had a sense of intimacy in front of Pang Jing Dong, plus she really wanted to know what did Pang Jing Dong do in the past ten years, although most of the time Pang Jing Dong felt like a stranger to her.
“Jing Dong, Public Relation Manager of Tony’s Nightclub” Shen Jia Yao casted a sight-glance at Pang Jing Dong, before saying in a cold voice, “I thought people doing this kind of business would use their stage names!”
Pang Jing Dong let out a wry smile and asked, “Doesn’t this count as one?”
“Just because you didn’t put a surname and it sounded more intimate doesn’t make it a stage name! That being said, it’s fine to use your real name. Who knows which Jing Dong it’s referring to!”
“If that’s the case, if my name is Jing Dong, there would be other people with the same name too!”
“But it dropped from your wallet!”
“Does that necessarily mean it belongs to me? My salary was given by you too!”
“You can give your salary back to me!” After pausing for a while, Shen Jia Yao asked, “Are you trying to say you got this from someone else!”
“Looks like even if I said that you wouldn’t believe me too!”
“I don’t believe there would be such a coincidence in the world!”
“If this business card is mine, I would have more of them! But I only have one on me now!”
“Maybe you’ve distributed them? Or you’ve thrown them away? Who knows, I don’t want to search you anyway!”
Pang Jing Dong shook his head helplessly, “I didn’t expect you to have zero confidence in me!”
“Mr. Pang!” Shen Jia Yao threw the card onto the table, and with a defying look she said, “I did ask you what you’ve been doing after my grandparents passed away, but you did not answer me!”
“You think I wouldn’t die from exhaustion if I had been a male prostitute from ten years?”
“Let’s leave the past behind and talk about the present. It seems like you are late to work every day because you are too busy with your job at night!”
“Why won’t you believe me?”
“Look at yourself, being lazy and slothful, not making any effort to improve yourself. How do you expect me to justify your behaviors? This card gave me the answer I needed!”
“If you insisted, I have nothing else to say!” Pang Jing Dong decided not to explain anymore, who then walked toward the entrance and mumbled to himself, “I’m seriously not a male prostitute.”