The Male Protagonist's Daughter - Chapter 6.2
Actually, Luo Shuyan didn’t need her father to tell her to stay away from boys, she naturally knew how to keep a distance from them. So, even when she entered Shen Yan’s room, she always had the door open. Plus, Shen Yan was a trustworthy little boy, if not, she wouldn’t have entered his room in the first place.
Shen Yan stared at Luo Shuyan’s pigtails and recalled what the boy behind him had said in class; he had a small urge to tug on them.
Luo Tianyuan had been thinking about buying a car a long time ago. He now found a perfect excuse and didn’t want to wait any longer.
He didn’t really fancy cars or the latest model of Volkswagen’s Santana. His main purpose was to be able to fetch his daughter when it was raining so that she wouldn’t have to get wet.
None of the staff from his company knew that he was their employer. All of them thought that he was a simple technician. He felt conflicted. On one hand, he liked his current state of ‘seclusion’ because it was kinda exciting, however, he felt suffocated for not being able to spend the money that he had.
Two days ago, one of his colleagues said that their relative was selling their car. However, no one in the office expressed interest.
This day, Luo Tianyuan pulled the colleague aside and asked, “Has your relative sold their car?”
His colleague liked where this conversation was going and swiftly shook his head. “Not yet. No households have that extra money anyway. What’s up? Yuan-ge, are you interested?”
Luo Tianyuan smiled. “Yes. I recently sold my apartment and have a little extra money from there. Could you help me ask if your relative is willing to sell it a little cheaper? I don’t have that much money to spare.”
His colleague was shocked. “Sold — You sold your apartment?”
In the 90s, most people inherited their current houses from their parents. They believed that they shouldn’t sell the houses that their parents left for them no matter how tight money was.
“Mn.” “I just received the money today. I have two properties under my name, and one of them was empty. Rather than letting it stay vacant, I figured that I’d rather sell it and buy a car with the money made from selling the house. Could you please let your relative know that I’m very keen on buying their car. If they can sell it at a lower price, I can even make the full payment today. If not, they might have to wait for a bit, I’ll try to find a way to get the money.”
The public transport in the small city was inefficient, and he knew that the pedestrian lanes in the bigger city will not be as well paved in the future. Although it was convenient to ride a bicycle, neither the rider nor the passenger would feel comfortable.
A car was his best option!
He just wanted to give his daughter a better life; a life where all her necessities were met.
Luo Tianyuan’s colleague could understand where he was coming from. He smirked and said, “Ah, I got it. It’s not easy to enter into a relationship, it’ll be easier if you had a car. Yuan-ge, you truly have determination. Give me a moment, I’ll give my relatives a call pronto. We’ll have this settled by today!”
Everyone in the company knew that Luo Tianyuan had recently gotten a rich girlfriend, a very rich one. How could he get her to stay with him if he didn’t meet the basic criteria?
He had a house and a job. All he needed now was a car.
There were few cars in Ning City. To be fair, who wouldn’t want a car as a status symbol? Most people simply couldn’t afford it. So, owning a car was a sign of wealth.
The perfect combination of a sincere buyer and a sincere seller. Adding to the fact that the seller was short on cash and needed money fast, the seller lowered the price even more. In the end, Luo Tianyuan bought his first car in his life, a second-hand Santana, at a much lower price than expected.
Two years ago, he’d actually gotten his driver’s license during his free time. So, once he got off from work, he headed to his daughter’s school to pick her up in his new car.
Most students from Ning City Elementary School lived around the area. They’d usually go home right after class unless bad weather didn’t permit them to do so. Although Shen Yan didn’t wait for Luo Shuyan, she had plenty of friends anyway. When she was chatting with a friend about where they’d be going during the National Day holidays, a male student shouted, “Oh! Look, there’s a car parked in front of the school gates!”
There were plenty of cars in bigger cities, but for Ning City, the appearance of a car was enough to get the older boys excited.
Ye Xin held Luo Shuyan’s hand and lowered her voice. “My uncle’s boss also owns a car. A few days ago, he even said that he’d try to borrow his boss’s car and take us out on a trip. Luo Shuyan, I can bring you along if you want.”
Luo Shuyan smiled as she declied her offer. “Papa said that he’d take me out during the holidays.”
She didn’t bother to look at the car when the two of them reached the school gates.
Suddenly, Ye Xin asked, “Does that car belong to Shen Yan’s family? I see Shen Yan standing next to the car!”
Luo Shuyan had a bad feeling. She turned her head and looked in the direction that Ye Xin was pointing at —
“Hm, that person looks very familiar. Luo Shuyan, isn’t that your father?!”
“It’s your car!!”
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