PDSA Chapter 27

Snagging his lower lip with his teeth, Gong Yexiao fixed his steely gaze on her. Preparing to negotiate, he said, “In that case, what do you want? How much will it cost? Name a price, I’ll meet it.”

Money? Damn it. Just because he has the money, he thinks he’s got a free pass to insult someone?

“I don’t need anything else except my son. You’d better stay away from him.” Cheng Liyue warned with a look.

Gong Yexiao narrowed his eyes. There was a ruthless gleam in his eyes. This woman was really obstinate. He let out a snort. “If necessary, I’ll see you in court. I believe my lawyers will let you know who is more qualified to bring up the child.”

This was definitely a threat.

And it was not just a simple threat.

Her eyes widened. All these years, she hadn’t been working in the company for nothing. A person of his status will definitely not be the losing party in a lawsuit. That was why he wanted to use his wealth to subdue her.

“Go on ahead with the legal proceedings. I’m not afraid of you.” Cheng Liyue put up a brave front, not wanting him to guess that she was bluffing[1].

“Alright then, it will be just as you’d said. Be sure to wait for the service of process. Also, I’ll be bringing my son home with me tonight.” Gong Yexiao was full of confidence.

Cheng Liyue chewed on her red lips. She was livid to the point where she wished she could just give him a slap on the face. That night — four years ago — had left her with nothing. And now he even wanted to rob her of her son?

“Not possible. The kid will not be with anyone else other than me.” Her eyes reddened. The pretty, almond-shaped eyes were filled with resentment at this very moment.

Gong Yexiao looked at her, somewhat vexed. He hated seeing the tears of a woman the most.

 

When he was playing in Yan Yang’s office, all the while the little boy was concerned for his daddy and his mommy. He thought to himself: this was the first time they met after four years, he was not sure if they would quarrel. So, he wanted to take a look.

Seizing the chance when Yan Yang went to wash some fruits, he immediately stole out of her office. Arriving at Gong Yexiao’s office, he pushed the door slightly ajar.

Gong Yexiao was facing the door. When he heard the door being pushed open, he instantly knew that it was the little fellow entering. Looking at the angry woman in front of him who was on the verge of tears, he instinctively reacted. He abruptly wound his arms around her and pulled the teary-eyed woman into his embrace.

Frightened, Cheng Liyue raised her watery eyes. Before she could even respond, she heard a voice sounding pleasantly surprised. “Whoa! Daddy, mommy, you guys are hugging each other! ”

Gong Yexiao let out a chuckle. “Yes. Your mommy had been moved to tears.”

Furious, Cheng Liyue looked up to give him a glare. This man was clearly telling a lie. He had obviously been so angry that her liver hurt and her lungs ached. And he still dared to say such a thing.

“Mommy, you must be very happy to see daddy, right? Don’t cry, don’t cry. You must be like Xiao Ze — a strong and brave child.” The little boy rattled off the words that were taught to him by mommy which were now used to coax her.

Cheng Liyue’s heart seemed to crumble. Giving a forceful jerk, she managed to break free from Gong Yexiao’s embrace. There was a flash of disgust on her face. She was opposed to the touch from this man who planned to rob her of her child, with every fiber of her being.

“Well, since it’s like this, it will be just as we agreed. Dinner at my house tonight.” Gong Yexiao announced suddenly.

Cheng Liyue looked up abruptly and shot him a glare, conveying her protest with her eyes.

At this moment, the little boy was jumping for joy. “Really? Mommy, can we really go to daddy’s house for dinner? Yeah! I finally have a daddy! In the future, little fatty won’t be able to call me a fatherless child.”

Cheng Liyue really wanted to object. But after hearing those words from her son and his excited voice, she just couldn’t bear to put a damper on his joy. When they were staying abroad, he had always been excluded by other children because he had no father. This had left a deep impression in his heart.

It had pricked at her conscience. And at this moment, how could she bear to be so cold-hearted so as to shatter her son’s dream?

 

Chapter 27: Going Home With Him

 

 

[1] 输人不输阵 [shū rén shū zhèn] (idiom) = losing people without losing battle array (literal translation) = One has fewer people but one doesn’t act/show/reveal the inferiority in manpower [Cr: Vampirecat]
在气势上表现害怕 = Pretending that one’s position is stronger than it really is or that one has more resources than one actually has [Cr: Vampirecat]
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17 thoughts on “PDSA Chapter 27

  1. Thank you dear.It’s my in take medicine each day. I’m a barren woman without someone to lean on. With this I imagine myself eventhough im not as beautiful as the mother. Thinking of having a child, reading this kind of novel move my heart at ease. Kindly keep up. I may not able to provide you much. Through prayers.I’ll keep always on mind.

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  2. I think 在气势上表现害怕 would be “bluffing” in the sense of “pretending that one’s position is stronger than it really is or that one has more resources than one actually has.”

    I’d guess that 输人不输阵 would mean that one has fewer people but one doesn’t act/show/reveal the inferiority in manpower.

    Thanks for the chapter. Your chapters are really great. They don’t read like they’re based on MTL.

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    1. Alright, thank you!!
      1) The full line is 她才不想在气势上表现害怕. Would it be correct to translate it as ‘she didn’t want to appear spineless (in front of him)’ ?
      2) Ohhh I get it. So it’s sorta like those stories set in ancient China where the troops realize that they could never beat the enemy because they were lacking in numbers, but they went ahead with some strategy that made them appeared like they had more troops than they actually had?

      Thanks for your assistance! I’m glad you enjoyed the chapters 🙂

      A lil titbit about me is that although I’m not able to read Chinese (which sucks really, bcs I’m missing out on a wealth of Chinese novels), I sorta have a basic understanding of the language but only when it’s spoken/read out loud to me. And so I’m editing the MTL’d lines by listening to their audio lol. But idioms or some other high-level Chinese phrases are still way, way beyond my comprehension.

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    2. Last on this: I’d suggest putting “Losing people without losing battle array, Cheng Liyue didn’t want him to guess that she was bluffing.” as:
      Cheng Liyue put up a brave front, not wanting him to guess that she was bluffing.

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  3. Dinner at Dad’s place…..this should be interesting. I hope it’s just the three of them, not any other family members.
    Thanks for this update

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