Getting Rid of that Bigshot (1)
061, “……Just a moment, Mister Chi.”
He sent an error report request to the Lord G.o.d.
Ever since the elevator incident where he had blurted out “Xiaochi”, this was the first time 061 had returned to calling him Mister Chi again. The severity of the situation could thus be seen.
Chi Xiaochi also realised something wasn’t right, “What’s wrong?”
061 said, “This is only your second task, you shouldn’t have been matched to a world with an A-grade difficulty. It might be that the random a.s.signment system malfunctioned. Don’t panic, just lie down. I’ll always be here for you.”
Chi Xiaochi was slightly startled.
He’d been fine on his own for many years, so he felt that a promise like “I’ll always be here for you” was simply so ba.n.a.l, it couldn’t be any more ba.n.a.l.
——He, Chi Xiaochi, could live perfectly well on his own, he didn’t need anyone else at all. Chi Xiaochi had been in the circle for many years and his position was so high, yet no one had overestimated their own capabilities and tried to run over to him to act cute like this.
……He never thought that it would actually turn out that truly, the more ba.n.a.l the words, the nicer it was to listen to.
Chi Xiaochi obediently lay down and waited for a reply with 061.
Soon, the reply to his request returned. It stated that after inspection, it was found that the random a.s.signment system 089 had not malfunctioned. His host being matched to a world of A-grade difficulty only depended on probability. Please quickly receive the world information.
The implication was too bad, so sad. Deal with it.
061 explained to Chi Xiaochi, “……Such a precedent has never been set before. Most of the second worlds of other hosts are C-grade and at most B-grade.”
Chi Xiaochi, “So I’m the first?”
061, “……” You sound very proud of yourself.
Out of helplessness, he sent the world settings over to Chi Xiaochi.
Some of the settings of this world was a little different from the one Chi Xiaochi was familiar with. Although it was still set in modern times, h.o.m.os.e.xual marriage was already allowed. Luckily, the general value system and world views of this world were pretty similar.
His host, Shen Changqing, was born to a middle-cla.s.s family, and had a gentle personality. In the past, he was an advertis.e.m.e.nt model signed to an international modelling company. Later, he had a chance encounter at an event with Chairman Zhou Kai, who took a fancy to him at first sight.
Soon after, Zhou Kai began his enthusiastic pursuit.
Zhou Kai couldn’t be considered young, but a businessman like him, who managed to expand his business all around the world before the age of 45, was already considered to be the youngest in his circle.
He had a strong preference for Asian males. His first marriage was to Su Wenyi, a Chinese man, to whom he had been married for 12 years.
The relationship between the two was rather low-key. The occasional news that broke out were all about the conjugal bliss and harmony between the two and the holidays they took, with ten fingers intertwined, to such-and-such country.
After Su Wenyi left the world, he remained single for more than four years before meeting Shen Changqing.
From the point of view of an outsider, Shen Changqing’s luck didn’t just call for his ancestral graves to emit blue smoke, it called for his ancestral graves to catch fire.
With him at the age of 22, young and handsome, if no accidents occurred, Zhou Kai would definitely go before him.
Zhou Kai had no children. When the time came, even if he only got half of his inheritance, it would be enough for him to buy a house, buy land, support a pretty boy, and play around until he turned eighty.
Not only that, but Zhou Kai wasn’t bad-looking and was an extravagant spender.
As such, in the eyes of the public, despite his few little flaws, such as his irritable nature, his big mouth, and his unwillingness to control himself in public, he was still considered a good match in general.
But this good match had an unspeakable secret.
……He was born without s.e.xual function.
In Chi Xiaochi’s opinion, this might be the only pity this f.u.c.king world had taken on him.
Unfortunately, being a natural castrate, as expected, Zhou Kai was a pervert.
Actually, Zhou Kai was straighter than a telephone pole. He didn’t like men at all, but if he married a woman, he would be limited by the functions of his own body and would have to face ridicule for “having no children”.
Even if he could push the blame of being infertile on the woman, the proud Zhou Kai couldn’t bear having outsiders speculate about his abilities and male dignity.
So he simply married a man and cut off any talk once and for all.
But this choice conversely played a terrible role in his long-term married life, constantly reminding him of the fact that he couldn’t properly have s.e.x.
After the death of his first partner, he became more cautious about choosing the next.
After much investigation, he judged that Shen Changqing was good-looking, easy to control, and qualified as a pa.s.sable “ornament”.
As a result, on the wedding night, Shen Changqing, who knew nothing, was directly covered by a plastic bag and almost toyed into the morgue.
From then on, it had been a three-year-long neverending nightmare.
Shen Changqing had thought about divorce countless times, but his family background was at best, from the lower middle cla.s.s. The trifling twenty thousand yuan his parents earned every month was a mere fart to Zhou Kai.
And once Shen Changqing entered his door, unless he left in a bodybag, he couldn’t think of leaving his control knowing his secret.
Shen Changqing’s nature tended towards gentleness. To put it nicely, he was steady and took the big picture into consideration. To put it frankly, he was resigned to his fate.
From the first time he had woken up in a hospital bed, he had already resigned himself.
After weighing the pros and cons, he recognised that he, this little calf hair, was absolutely incapable of dealing with Zhou Kai, this big thigh.
He didn’t jump up and make a fuss about wanting a divorce, didn’t try making contact with the outside world, and didn’t complain. He was, instead, completely docile and obedient to Zhou Kai. So although he was still taken to task at every turn, at least Zhou Kai thought that Shen Changqing was obedient and didn’t think of causing trouble all the time like Su Wenyi, so he didn’t vent his moody temper on Shen Changqing as much.
About how his predecessor Su Wenyi had died, whether he had been toyed to death by Zhou Kai or couldn’t stand the humiliation and had chosen suicide, Shen Changqing already couldn’t care less.
Every day, he just thought about how he was going to live on.
Every time Zhou Kai went out on business trips for anywhere from ten days to a half a month, he was as happy as if it were Chinese New Year.
When he ate at home, even if Zhou Kai just placed his chopsticks down a little louder than usual, Shen Changqing’s legs would cramp up uncontrollably. But no matter how painful his legs were, he still didn’t dare let out any expression.
Despite this, he would still get beaten up every few days. If he talked too much, he would get beaten, but if he talked too little, he would still get beaten. His eyes swelling up like ping pong b.a.l.l.s was even more common.
Zhou Kai seemed to really like seeing Shen Changqing with a bruised nose and swollen face. He was especially kind and considerate to the beaten man. Up until the next unpredictable outburst began, everything would stay very peaceful and calm.
Shen Changqing knew he was raising a little girlfriend outside. This little girlfriend was also a model who accepted her ident.i.ty as a mistress well, was open-minded, and had a tight mouth, all very much to Zhou Kai’s taste.
Shen Changqing had long since become numb to such trifles.
Zhou Kai appreciated Shen Changqing’s “obedience” and “understanding”. Sometimes, he would even be haunted by his thin conscience and would be extremely tender to Shen Changqing in the one or two days where he hadn’t beaten him.
It was just that to Shen Changqing, this kind of “tenderness” was all the more bloodcurdling.
During one of those “sweet days”, Zhou Kai gave Shen Changqing a little purebred Labrador puppy.
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This was Shen Changqing’s only comfort in this long, dark marriage.
Chi Xiaochi said, “This is A-grade. What are your S-grade worlds like? I would like to learn a little in advance.”
061 said, “S-grade generally refers to the difficulty of the world itself. For instance, in an apocalypse or war, there’s a chance of dying and being logged out from the very moment you enter. It’s unlikely one will come across them.”
Chi Xiaochi’s tone was a little strange, “That’s not necessarily true.”
Chi Xiaochi didn’t continue the topic.
Currently, it seemed that Chi Xiaochi had transmigrated over some time after Shen Changqing had his ribs kicked in when protecting his dog.
He said, “In comparison, this is still pretty good. At least right now I still have a bed, and Help and I still have at best two months of safety.”
As he looked at those two broken ribs, 061 couldn’t see what was good about this.
Chi Xiaochi comforted him, “I’m not scared of Zhou Kai. Let’s put it this way, I’m the kind of person who is generally relatively resilient. So if he dares to hit me, I’ll dare to castrate him. When the time comes, I don’t believe he’ll still be able to treat it at home. When that happens and the situation is revealed, I won’t need to worry about the media not coming to interview me.”
Chi Xiaochi, with a look on his face as if he were a.s.serting a truth, calmly declared, “Any problem that can be solved with a kitchen knife, can’t be called a problem.”
Chi Xiaochi, “If you think about it that way, don’t you feel so much more relaxed?”
061, “……” Don’t say it, it’s actually true.
Chi Xiaochi laid down on the bed, “Murder and arson is always the last resort. If by any case my inferences from the last world were true, if I just slap my a.s.s and leave, the one who has to face the sentencing is Shen Changqing.”
As he said this, he rubbed his chest and said to himself, “……I know, you reckon that I should go all out, even if I have to go to prison, to get rid of that guy. But you need to understand, I haven’t been hired specifically for the purpose of taking him down with me. If someone has to die, he’ll be dying alone. Or else, in the underworld, you might still end up being hara.s.sed by him.”
061 was unable to restrain his smile.
He was so serious, as if Shen Changqing was really still here in this body.
But he still went along with Chi Xiaochi, saying, “Shen Changqing, you can rest a.s.sured. Believe him, he has a plan.”
Having said what he needed to say to Shen Changqing, Chi Xiaochi checked the current goodwill and regret levels.
Goodwill level of 45, regret level of 0.
Seeing such a pitiful number, 061 was left momentarily speechless.
But Chi Xiaochi was optimistic, “Ha, the power of the proletariat is infinite.”
Chi Xiaochi then checked his card storage.
In the previous world, he had used Yang Baihua’s goodwill level as an ATM, taking advantage of its rises and falls to dredge up quite a few gains. After falling out with him, he’d even promptly used up the mere remnants of goodwill points by exchanging them for two low-grade hypnosis cards. It could be said that he had completely cleaned out the bone marrow.
Now, other than the eight complementary trial cards, Chi Xiaochi still had two hypnosis cards, one vertigo card, one strength enhancement card, one displacement card, and one invisibility card, of which the effects were all easy to understand from their names. Although they were all low-grade cards with a limited duration, it had been the most optimal exchange plan that Chi Xiaochi had come up with after much deliberation.
Chi Xiaochi said, “Liu-laoshi, send me a copy of Zhou Kai’s schedule for the next two months starting today.”
That plate of dog meat had truly disgusted 061. He asked, “There are only two months of safety left, are you sure you can handle this?”
Chi Xiaochi had been minding his own business, pulling out the needle of the already-empty IV drip. He smiled widely, “Whether or not I pa.s.s this course at the end of the term will be dependent on the resources and key points Liu-laoshi gives me.”
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