Chapter 11: Giving You A Slap
Translator: Exodus Tales
Editor: Exodus Tales
After they went upstairs and opened the door to one of the rooms, Ling Mo surprisingly found out that there were far more people than just Xia Na and Liu Yuhao living in the building.
More than ten boys and girls turned to the door at the same time, and after a glance, they were all young adults no older than twenty years old. A girl in middle school uniform heard the door’s sound and welcomed them excited, “Sis, you guys are back!”
“Oh? You brought another two back?” The middle school girl looked past Xia Na towards Ye Lian and Ling Mo, questioning casually and shifted her attention onto Liu Yuhao’s backpack, “How is today’s harvest?”
“Not bad! We looted the big supermarket on the north street. There are a lot of things we couldn’t take back but I’ve hid them already. We’ll go get them after we finish these,” Liu Yuhao smiled proudly without mentioning that they almost lost their lives in a desperate situation.
“Oh right, let me introduce these two to you. This is… I’m sorry brother, I forgot to ask for your name…”
Liu Yuhao passionately began the introduction but immediately froze awkwardly in place.
“Ling Mo. This is my girlfriend, Ye Lian.” Ling Mo introduced himself after sighing lightly.
“Ah. hahaha brother Ling!” Liu Yuhao immediately returned to his usual state as he draped his arm over Ling Mo’s shoulder and pushed him to the centre of the room, “Attention everybody, he was a big help to us today so we decided to treat him to food and beer!”
The boys and girls who sat on the couch or floor didn’t care about Ling Mo and Ye Lian’s appearance but they all looked at him in surprise after hearing Liu Yuhao’s words.
A boy who laid on the couch sat up and studied Ling Mo with doubt, “How is that possible. How did he have the chance to help with Xia Na there?”
“Exactly, Xia Na sis is here, how is it possible that they need the help of an outsider?” Another person agreed and stressed on the word “outsider”.
The middle school girl from before walked over and waved her hands, “It’s only one meal, you guys don’t have to be like this.”
“They are just trying to freeload and you are finding an excuse for them. Liu Yuhao, you are too much of a good-two-shoes, we don’t even have enough food ourselves.” The boy who doubted Ling Mo first snorted coldly.
Liu Yuhao’s expressions became awkward again and secretly stole a glance at Ling Mo. However, he found out that Ling Mo didn’t react to the boys’ mockery.
“What I said is true. You guys don’t know that Xia Na is too pleased with herself to notice the surroundings when she’s fighting…” Liu Yuhao obviously didn’t know how to deal with this kind of situation. Although he tried his best to explain, but the boys and girls’ faces were filled with disbelief.
At this moment, Xia Na walked over with Ye Lian. However, she didn’t look like she wanted to help him to explain at all, but smiled with the slightest mockery towards Ling Mo. Her glances obvious said: let’s see how you are going to deal with this situation.
She held a grudge! This girl bears grudges too much!
Obviously she dropped her coldness but she didn’t forget that Ling Mo spoke out against her at all.
But she obviously thought wrongly. To these worms who only knew to reap where one has not sown and who loved excluding outsiders, Ling Mo wasn’t interested at all to deal with them seriously. He laughed coldly and grabbed Ye Lian’s hand, turned around and headed back outside, “Sorry, I have no intention of freeloading whatsoever. Enjoy your meal.”
“Oh! Aren’t you cool?!”
Xia Na and Liu Yuhao froze. The face of the young man who talked just now became black as he felt like he had lost all his face, he mocked again, “This kind of person has a girl with him? Are you even able to support her? You should be thankful that we are giving you food, how dare you act so arrogantly…”
This is more than Ling Mo could bear! The boy thought that he was here to freeload and hence spoke sarcastically as he was worried about their food supply decreasing. I planned to leave yet you are still humiliating me, do you think I’m a pushover?
Ling Mo’s pupil dilated as he dashed to the front of the boy in a blink of an eye. During the course of the event, Xia Na was the first one to notice Ling Mo’s intention. But in the instant she stretched out her hand to stop him, Ling Mo had already brushed past her. At this moment, she finally realised that although she was fast, her mental reaction was far slower than this ordinary-looking man.
As she stretched her hand out, Ling Mo seemed to look through her action and avoided her hand during the high-speed move. He didn’t only overcross her, he also appeared in front of the boy without pausing.
The boy’s vision turned dark for a second before he felt someone grabbing his collar and his feet left the ground
A loud and clear slap froze everyone in their spots.
“This is called giving you a slap. If you dare to say more words that make me unhappy, I will give you another slap.” Ling Mo’s eyes were ice-cold and the boy with a red and swollen cheek didn’t even dare to make a sound.
Humiliation, fury, yet he didn’t dare to fight back or even talk back. He could feel the unmasked coldness in Ling Mo’s eyes and he knew that Ling Mo wasn’t pretending with his skills.
The boy shouted unclearly. Although he pulled a long face as he didn’t want others to see his fear, his horrified eyes sold him out.
Ling Mo’s merciless action shocked everyone, including Xia Na. Although disgust flashed across her eyes when the boy shouted, she still walked up to them and helped, “Ling Mo, let go of him.”
“Apologise.” Ling Mo demanded coldly.
Xia Na frowned, “You already slapped him…”
“Two different matters. Apologise.”
“Why should I!” The boy just opened his mouth and with a loud “pa”, he took another slap squarely on his face.
Xia Na glanced at Ling Mo complicately and turned around to look at the boy with two swollen cheeks, “Lu Xin, apologise. It’s your fault for being foul-mouthed.”
“I…” Lu Xin expected Xia Na to talk for him, yet he took another slap in the face, everyone in the room was looking at him and every stare felt like needles piercing into him. Lu Xin looked like as if he swallowed a fly and his heart was filled with fury.
“I stepped up so that everyone could get more food! How dare you say that I was foul-mouthed? I was beaten up, yet no one stepped up for me!”
But under Ling Mo’s glare, Lu Xin could only swallow these words back to his stomach as he squeezed a word through clenched teeth, “Sorry.”
As soon as he said it, he felt like his face was burning as if Ling Mo slapped him ten times in a row.
Ling Mo snorted in disdain and threw Lu Xin on the floor, grabbed Ye Lian’s hand and left without hesitation.
Liu Yuhao finally reacted and chased after them. He took out two cans of beer and a few packets of chocolates, shoving them into Ling Mo’s hands apologetically, “I’m sorry, I’m really sorry…”
“Who are those people? They rely on you and Xia Na to look for food?” Although Liu Yuhao brought him into it, Ling Mo wasn’t angry at him and asked.
“They are all our classmates… We are from the same boarding school.” Liu Yuhao shook his head, “That Lu Xin, his family is wealthy and he’s used to act so arrogantly, don’t pull yourself down to his level. And even if we tell them to go, it’ll just give us more problems. You can see that Xia Na is the best in our group. I originally hoped that you could also join us…”
“I don’t want to support worms, I don’t have the energy for that.” Ling Mo immediately cut off Liu Yuhao’s words.
“Is that so… Anyways, thank you for today…”
Xia Na followed them out before Liu Yuhao could finish his sentence.
She glanced at Ling Mo deeply and looked at Ye Lian sympathetically. She eventually spoke in a low voice, “It will be dark soon, you should stay here for the night. Even if you can take it, sister won’t be able to… Don’t worry about that Lu Xin, he won’t dare to piss you off again.”
Although Xia Na sounded sincere, Ling Mo had no intention to stay with these people for any longer, “No need, we will be able to find somewhere to rest in the city no matter what.”
“Don’t go!” Ling Mo turned around and felt someone grabbing his sleeves. He turned his head back and it was Xia Na.
Seeing that Ling Mo looked at her questioningly, Xia Na unexpectedly looked embarrassed and she finally urged herself to make the decision until Ling Mo became impatient, “I think you are pretty skilled and unafraid of troubles, I want you to help!”