Major General’s Smart and Gorgeous Wife - chapter 128
It turned out that, in fact, Lin Mumu’s purchasing restriction policy was just a cover because she was afraid that people would buy a lot of plants because they were cheap, but then, they’d end up neglecting them and letting die and waste away.
After all, people wouldn’t feel any pressure discarding small seedlings they had bought for a few yuan each.
The current situation was fortunately looking up for the better. The young seedings had just started their lives, so they were still strong and firmly keeping themselves together. Most of the plants wouldn’t die because they were overthrown from their pots and basins to the ground, and unless they were trampled on or harshly broken, most the plants could still be saved.
The little plants could easily be cleaned up by sister Zhou and Liu Yuanyuan. All they had to do was pick them up again and carefully put them back into the cultivating dish. However, it was a matter of patience since one actually had to pick up each seedling by hand, and replant them one by one. This work naturally couldn’t be done roughly with a broom.
Fortunately, An Xiaoqin and Chen Fangya also came to the store to help soon after they heard of what happened. Liu Ting also came back from the “toilet” after the storm had subsided and joined the team to help.
After the several people worked together, the whole process was much faster.
All that was left for Lin Mumu to do was busying herself with the big pots. This kind of work needed her personal intervention and no one could help her so she could only rely on herself.
When the plant is bigger, it will easily be disfigured, many leaves may fall down, and some branches may even be broken.
Still, Lin Mumu kept a frugal state of mind and decided to use all that could be used. She would treat what could be treated, replant the more damaged ones, and recycle those that couldn’t be saved.
Unexpectedly, Lin Mumu was pleasantly surprised by the strong vitality of those plants.
On the sidelines, Gu Qi also called over several people to help with redecorating the outside of the shop.
After the group of people was busy for half the afternoon, dinner time hadn’t come yet when Xing Shao actually came to the store’s doorstep in person.
“Why aren’t you answering the phone?” Xing Shao grumpily complained to Gu Qi the moment he spotted him.
Gu Qi gracefully smiled with his usual gentlemanly temperament, however, if one looked closer, they could see the deep schadenfreude in his eyes, rejoicing in other people’s misfortunes.
“Dong dong dong.” When the knocking sounded on the door, Lin Mumu was actually so busy and focused on transplanting the damaged flowers and plants that she didn’t hear it.
“May I come in?” Xing Shao’s voice sounded somewhat awkward, however, he still decided to push open the door and go inside without waiting for Lin Mumu’s consent.
However, Lin Mumu’s shop at the moment was just mess of branches and leaves everywhere with no place to settle down, so even when he came in, he could only stand at the door like a door god. (TN: ‘standing at the door like a door god’ is actually a mocking way to say someone is ‘obliged’ to stand and guard the door.)
Looking inside, Xing Shao’s eyes immediately fell on the busy and focused Lin Mumu. She was just as fresh and pure as he had seen in their first encounter.
Moreover, the Lin Mumu that was deeply focused on pruning the flowers gave people a sense of sacred natural beauty which wrapped her in a mysterious and magical atmosphere, different from her original temperament.
En, it was indeed Xing Shao’s favorite type.
For a moment, Xing Shao simply stood at the door in a daze. Such a lovely and pure little girl, yet, he can’t touch her. For the first time in his life, he actually felt like some sort of unfulfilled emptiness in his heart.
“Xing Shao?” After Lin Mumu finished tossing around a basin of potted plants and carefully placing it back on the flower rack, she suddenly spotted Xing Shao standing up at her door.
“I think there’s some kind of misunderstanding between us. I’m thankful for your attention, however, I’ll have to apologies because I’m simply not interested in being an actress. Could you please stop sending your people to cause trouble for me?” When all was said and done, Lin Mumu still couldn’t understand how she had offended this man.
“I’m here to apologize.” Saying this, Xing Shao couldn’t help feeling a little embarrassed.
“If apologizing was enough, what would be the use of the police?” After giving him her signature innocent look, Lin Mumu calmly carried on busying herself with her flowers.
After all, shrewd business man Lin Mumu was very clear, if she accepted his apology, wouldn’t that mean she couldn’t ask for money anymore?
This time, Xing Shao felt thoroughly embarrassed. But, he was very fond of such a temperament in a girl like Lin Mumu.
No, it’s not fondness. He simply liked playing with girls with such temperament and slowly destroying them with his own hands while enjoying the process.
After all, he was a person that deviated towards evil since the moment he was born, and staging disasters was his favorite pastime.
However, Lin Mumu wasn’t one of his playthings, and she didn’t give him any face. What was he supposed to say next? If he couldn’t get Lin Mumu forgiveness, should he just patiently wait for Yun Ting to come back and get him harshly cleaned up?