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Can I Not Marry 《可不可以不嫁人》: Chapter 3

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Chapter 3 – The President makes an appearance.

The President?!

Such words entering Du Lei Si’s ear sounded more like “boss”, “big brother” and “local villain”.

Her strained nerves tightened.

“Then…… I have some things to do…… ”

She haven’t even finished what she was saying when the two hunks in sunglasses gently yet easily pushed her into the limousine.

Once inside, the door slammed shut “bang” loudly.

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To be honest, this time Du Lei Sei felt so nervous that she was stretched beyond her limit, as a former reporter her head was filled with many headlines that will appeared on tomorrow’s news —— “Unnamed female body found in the garbage dump, causes of death suspected to be related to organized crime syndicate.”, or the following “Sin against organized crime syndicate, female reporter found dead on the streets, untold story between the two.” this headline sounds better.

When Du Lei Si was contemplating which title was more eye-catching, a cough interrupted her thoughts, it was only then did she remember that the dead body on the street would be herself!

When one is suffering the tortures of a Mafia, what do they do? After rapidly filtering through the Young and Dangerous series [1], Du Lei Si’s hands embraced her chest, like a quail she then used her quivering voice to beg for mercy: “Don’t kill me, don’t kill me…… “

[1] 古惑仔之人在江湖 Young and Dangerous is a 1996 Hong Kong crime film about a group of triad members, detailing their adventures and dangers in a Hong Kong Triad society.

The man who sat before her mouth twitched.

“Miss Du.” He graciously called out.

“Don’t kill me, I have no money nor beauty, I’m begging you please don’t kill me…… “

“Miss Du!” The man raised his voice.

Du Lei Si finally stopped begging for mercy, she trembled as she looked up, one glance startled her.

This is the second time she have seen a handsome person personally, she recalled he was the person she saw on the street earlier. This time it was in the car, the most bizarre thing is both people unexpectedly was the same person.

At this time Du Lei Sei felt confused, isn’t he a reality TV show guest? How come he transformed into a Mafia boss? What’s the meaning of meaning of all this?

Suddenly, a quiet sharp eyes shot across and interrupted Du Lei Si’s blind and disorderly conjectures once again.

“Miss Du, have you thought things through and came to a conclusion?” The handsome man spoke with an especially distinctive aura.

Consider what? Du Lei Si widened her average size eyes, she confusingly stared at his face.

The handsome man’s complexion was dark and gloomy as he hand gesture towards the car window.

Du Lei Si turned around and was frightened! She didn’t know when the solemn uncle has sat beside her and looked at her blankly.

“Jason, explain to Miss Du reason I came again.”

“Yes boss!” Then the solemn uncle named Jason who appeared dull, vividly explained to her the entire situation.

These are the circumstances……

The cold handsome big boss who sat next to Du Lei Si is actually Lian Jun the President of Lian’s Enterprises, at such a young he have already took on the Lian Enterprise responsibilities. He is described as young and promising, handsome and suave……

A month ago, President Lian’s eighty-eight year old grandmother suffered a heart attack, she was urgently rushed to the hospital, after she fell ill, her physical condition deteriorated. However, the elderly wasn’t satisfied lying in bed, she was most worried about her nearly thirty years old grandson Lian Jun who refused to get married.

Everyday in bed the elderly would nag, “I’m dying and the Lian family still left without an heir.” and she would die with “a remaining grievance” and so on, so finally her grandson finally could no longer torelate it, so he decided to give the elderly a granddaughter-in-law.

date

After going on many match making dates, President Lian finally found a suitable candidate that was pleasing to the eye, he took a diamond ring out to propose to his match making date, who knew a women’s integrity these days, she couldn’t justify marrying someone only after getting to know each other for a few days, and who propose so un-romantically by casually kneeling on the streets with a diamond ring? He did not respect women at all! The beauty was angry and refused President Lian on the spot.

President Lian who grew up being pampered was mercilessly rejected with his first time proposing. Out of impulse he encounter student Du Lei Si who was out of luck, things progressed to this.

After Jason finished what he was saying, he politely asked: “Excuse me Miss Du, you have considered the marriage proposal with our President yet?”

Du Lei Si has been frighten into a statue by this point.

Right now, her mind wasn’t thinking how lucky she was, nor was she weighing how heavy Lian Jun the golden turtle is, or how pitiful the old madame who was approaching her nineties still longing for her grandson’s marriage, in her mind she only thought of one thing—— the diamond ring!

Oh my god! The fake turned out to be real!

Then a pot of cold water came pouring down her brain, yesterday…… it seems like…… she placed the ring…… And the box packaging…… together…… and thrown them away!!!

She was trembling turned to ask Lian Jun: “Can…… I not…… marry you……?”

“You can.” Lian Jun briefly answered: “but you must return the ring to me.”

Cling ——

Du Lei Si’s little heart overloaded and shattered.

“You wait, I’ll…… I’ll go home and find…… find it for you……”

“I’ll go with you.”

And then the situation evolved into this, Du Lei Si was worried and anxiously rummage through her house to find the diamond ring, while President Lian leisurely watched her from behind.

Searching for about an hour, Du Lei Si turned to wipe her sweat, “or…… I’ll go to the trash  to have a look……”

find

Then she hurriedly rushed to the area near the rubbish bin, at this time the sanitation workers haven’t arrived, the accumulation of waste in the dustbin reached mountain high.

Du Lei Si suddenly felt that if she could not find work, judging by the current situation she may be able to pick up rubbish, she is very talented in this area. Within the pile of rubbish not only did she find heaps of phone, hairdryer and radio…… She even discovered the math exam the landlady’s fat son didn’t pass.

However, the most important ring has not been found.

There’s a saying an anxious dog will jump walls, actually an anxious person also suffer a nervous short-circuit, Du Lei Si turned towards the President to command: “You also help me find ah, a small box, it’s this height and this wide……”

She was busy gesturing, completely oblivious to the clouded expression over Lian Jun’s face, but when she looked up, a calm has cleared up the storm, the President smiled and pointed to his feet. “Is it this box?”

“Ah!” At the moment Du Lei Si’s eyes shone, it was only then did she feel there was still hope, tears almost rolled down.

However, this high mood did not last long, she found that the box is the right one, but the diamond ring…… How come it’s not there???

She looked at the box inside and outside, and searched within ten meters radius of where the box was located, but she still didn’t half of the diamond ring’s shadow.

“Or…… I’ll go and ask the security guard?”

“There’s no need to ask.” Lian Jun who has been silent finally spoke, “If you can’t find then forget it.”

Forget it?!

Du Lei Si cried happy tears, he indeed is the President, even disregard a ten carat diamond ring so easily, he is really filthy rich, strong as an ox, with a heroism aura……

“You compensate me one.”

Du Lei Si’s vision turn black, she almost fainted.

“Compensate…… compensate one…… how much money do you want ah?” She asked with fear and trepidation. [2]

[2] 心惊肉跳 xīn jīng ròu tiào: literal translation. heart alarmed, body leaping (idiom)

“Not much, this matter I also have some responsibility, you just need to pay half.” The President held out two fingers.

“Two hundred thousand???” Du Lei Si’s eyes widened.

The President shook his head, “Plus a zero.”

Two million!!!

This time Du Lei Si’s eyes didn’t widened, instead her eyes closed and fainted.


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37 thoughts on “Can I Not Marry 《可不可以不嫁人》: Chapter 3

    1. As mentioned above reply, the last time I’ve read this novel was almost 2 years ago, so I honestly don’t remember, anyone who read the novel recently.. want to shield some light?

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      1. Hahaha. She even dreamed of exchanging or pawning it for money. Really thought that’s what she’d do first thing in the morning.

        But I guess she’s too much of a skeptic to actually believe it’s real. Hahahah. Even I wouldn’t believe it.

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  1. thanks!
    lol, she really told him not to kill her? rofl! well, they already seemed like mafia, ahaha… oh no—-! the ring! -narrows eyes at the guy- i’m partly suspecting that he tricked her…-shrugs- it’s ok, they seem like they’ll be a really interesting couple. she should teach the guy some stuff, though, and change his rather spoiled ways, ahaha!

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  2. Oh her reaction is priceless. Lessson learned, don’t throw the proposal ring. Lol. Her imagination is really wild though.

    Thank you for the update, and I’m unable to open this chapter from the index page, so I’m opening this from home.

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  3. Oh my goodness, she’s so screwed!!! If I were her, first thing first, I would have taken that ring and see if it is worth pawning! Oy our Miss Durex isn’t a quick thinker lol. Thanks for the translation, Sutekii 🙂

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  4. Xie xie ni sutekii. Can’t help but chuckle out loud while reading the first three chapters. I can just imagine her bubble thoughts with her imaginations and musings. LOL!

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  5. I too think the ring is immaterial for Prez Lian. He seem pleased that DLS losing the ring will put her at a disadvantage and the situation will be to his advantage.

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