The CEO's loser wife: Rebirth of the villainous queen of alchemy
Chapter 7 Ran away? Editing I need better clothes...
Chapter 7 Ran away? Editing I need better clothes...
Ignoring the huge crowd of hospital employees surrounding her, Su Lin got into a taxi and asked the driver to go to the Shi Manor.
It was one of the biggest villas in the city and obviously everyone was familiar with it.
Not wanting to disappoint this seemingly crazy woman, who by the way was wearing a hospital gown, the driver immediately took off.
Rich people and their crazy fashion sense. It was not his right to question these things.
And Tang Yue, stood at the hospital entrance, dumbfounded, along with an array of doctors, nurses, and hospital staff.
What were they supposed to do? Manhandle her? She was the young madam of the Shi family! How can they restrain someone like her against her will?
So they just stood there and watched her leave in a hurry. They really couldn't do anything else.
Su Lin muttered angrily as she quickly got out of the cab in a corner of the Shi manor.
Without wasting any time, she turned towards the cab driver and specifically instructed him to wait for her return.
"I will be back here in less than half an hour. Keep the car running and ready to go. I will pay you extra."
She then quietly entered the manor through a side gate intended for the main kitchen staff.
Walking as fast as she could, she smoothly slipped into the main house like a cat, without triggering any disturbance or noise.
But, of course, several housekeepers noticed her.
"Wasn't this useless thing supposed to be still in the hospital? What is she doing back here? I better inform the head butler."
From the moment she stepped into the main house, Su Lin knew she only had a few more minutes. She had to leave now.
Maybe the people outside would hesitate to manhandle her and hold her against her will.
But the people here definitely wouldn't think twice before restraining her and holding her in her room.
That asshole's words were apparently a law in this household.
After sprinting to her room, she quickly changed into a proper set of clothes, throwing on a cheap-looking pair of blue jeans and a white shirt.
The hospital clothes were attracting too much unwanted attention and she needed to be invisible for now.
She needed to disappear, at least until she took care of this body.
She would later play with these people as much as they wanted. Just for now, she needed to escape from their condescending controlling clutches.
She then looked for the previous Su Lin's bank details, credit card, cash lying around, or even any sort of items with decent monetary value.
She was going to need a bit of money for her upcoming plans.
The arrogant bastard might even label her as a mental patient and confine her in some solitary cage. So, she needed to handle this on her own.
"You want me to die as your captive?? Dream on!" Su Lin gave it her all and ransacked the room.
After a couple of minutes, luckily, she found some money and credit cards in Su Lin's purse.
She also found a few jewelry pieces shoved in the corner of a shelf. They looked like they had barely been used.
After emptying out the room, Su Lin immediately left the place using one of the back exits.
Turning around and taking one last look at the manor, Su Lin felt a bit relaxed.
"Hmph. This is not stealing. This is what you guys owe her. Well, this and so much more. I will make sure to collect the rest later."
Smirking, she ran away with a satisfied look on her face.
Meanwhile, the housekeeper finally found the head butler in the garden and informed him about the young mistress returning home.
"Hmm... This is exactly why the old madam hates her."
"Without obediently staying in the hospital, she chooses to return to the manor and create more drama."
"She doesn't even know what is good for her. Leave her be. I will notify the young master."
The butler then turned around and continued giving instructions to the gardeners.
They had the company's annual winter gala coming up in 3 months. The gala is usually followed by a small gathering back in the Shi manor.
So he was overseeing the garden flower arrangements. These had to be properly done well in advance.
But surprisingly, not long after, another housekeeper came rushing towards them.
"Huff... Sir... Huff... The young mistress took off in a hurry. She had a bag with her and she hurriedly ran through the back exit, before I could call out to her."
The head butler was completely baffled for a moment.
Is this the same Su Lin who did nothing but hide in her room and blame everyone else for her mistakes?
She had never even talked back once. Never even displaced a pen in the house. What is going on here?
"Okay. Thanks for the report. I will notify the young master."
Normally, they wouldn't bother about the young mistress and her "dramatic" actions like not eating her meals or crying in a corner for no reason.
But this was a sensitive time. Everybody in Hangzhou city knew of the young master's sick wife and her terminal illness.
One of his competitors even tried to use this knowledge to his advantage.
He gathered the media and painted a picture of the cold and distant behavior of Shi Meng to his own beloved bedridden wife.
The headlines that day read, "The Materialistic Emperor of the Shi Dynasty."
But surprisingly, Shi Meng didn't even take a dent from that incident. However, the same cannot be said for the opposite party.
The company, whose CEO started this incident, completely disappeared from the face of the earth. And a new branch of the Shi industries was opened in its place.
So, it is not like the young master can't handle the media or the repercussions of a bad news day.
But, for the whole month, his mood had been extremely bad and all the employees ended up paying the price for it.
And moreover, this whole issue was so close to the end.
Soon, they wouldn't have to worry anymore about the sick Mrs. Shi and her antics. So, everybody was carefully treading the waters without causing any major disturbances.
And now this idiotic woman actually dared to run away from home!
My god, this woman is going to be the death of me.
The head butler cursed his luck and carefully worded a statement, before sending it as a text notification to the young master.
Passing a wad of cash to the taxi driver, Su Lin gently murmured, with a distant look on her tired face.
"Drive to a nearby Bank. I still have some errands to run. You can just drop me off there." She didn't want to use the same taxi continuously.
Even though this is a completely different planet for the new Su Lin, she still had some capability in shaking her pursuers or at the least delaying them for a good amount of time.
After all, she had been giving the slip to some pretty dangerous individuals for centuries now.
Su Lin sighed and rubbed her temples. She had changed bodies! She had changed planets!! But, she was still running for her life!!
It killed her to be this vulnerable. Was history going to repeat all over again? Or, will she be able to finally conquer her weaknesses in this life?
She gently sighed as she drifted off into the distance. A lot of jumbled up things weighed heavily on her mind.
She indeed had a lot of errands to run in this world before she could finally enjoy her newfound freedom.
After dropping off Su Lin at the nearby local bank, the driver looked like he had just gone through the eighteen levels of hell and barely survived.
Sweating profusely he called it a day and immediately disappeared from the vicinity. He didn't want to involved in the shady dealings of the ultra upper-class society.
Su Lin on the other hand curiously looked around and headed straight into the bank.
Money! This was a concept she would probably never understand.
She wondered how could this system possibly be better than the bartering system, which was prevalent in her world?
Walking into the bank, even though this was her first time visiting here, her thin, tall, and elegant frame looked confident and poised.
Neither her simple clothes nor her ragged appearance could hide the arrogant noble aura she effortlessly projected.
Su Lin approached an open counter and gave the teller her documents.
"I need to close out my account here." Her melodious voice rang out attracting the focus of the absent-minded seemingly busy blue-collar worker.
The teller immediately looked up at her petite figure and politely replied, "Hello madam. Good afternoon. If you don't mind, could you please tell me the reason why you are closing the account."
This was the automatic response that he was supposed to give anyone approaching him about an account closing.
But then, when he looked at the actual presented documents, he panicked and let out a muffled gasp.
Damn it! Such a high-profile person!!
This was the fucking Mrs. Meng.
Shit shit shit...
Had he been a little too disrespecting or condescending when he had spoken to her earlier?
He went over their conversation dozens of times in his mind.
"What did I even say? Shit .. I can't remember what I said. If I screw this up, I am fired for sure."
Wiping his sweat off, he hurriedly continued, "Sorry for the inconvenience madam. Just give me one minute and I can quickly finish the whole process for you."
"In the meantime, would you like something to drink madam?"
"Actually, please have a seat there. I can close out the account and bring your account balance in cash to you. Would that be convenient?"
"Please have a seat there. Next time you can please just call us madam. I will personally come to the manor and satisfy your requests."
"No need for you to personally make a trip here." The teller scratched his head and nervously spoke.
Su Lin was stunned for a second.
Then she realized what was going on and smirked.
So this is the treatment and respect that she was supposed to get huh?!
This looked fun. She could really get used to something like this!
"Yes, cash should be fine."
She smiled and nodded at the nervous teller, and then leisurely went to the resting area.
She silently sat in a corner and picked up one of the magazines displayed on the crystalline table in front of her.
Her eyes gracefully wandered with visible speed, as she flipped through the pages, one by one.
First, there was a slight gasp, then a frown, followed by her dull eyes visibly livened by surprise.
Just like that, myriad emotions crossed her face as she gazed at the pages, tilting her head to one side.
The fashion magazine she held in her hands trembled, and eyes twinkled with a mysterious gleam.
"Look at these ladies. Tut tut... It looks like I won't be bored at all here."
She gently chuckled as she shook her head in amusement.
"I should have been born here in the first place. Instead of that stupid planet, where anything and everything is about cultivation, making you stronger, slaying the monsters, blah, and blah."
Su Lin sighed in exasperation as memories of her past flickered through her mind.
Hugging the magazine close to her chest, she looked extremely silly and cute. She seemed to be lost in her own world.
"Hmmm... Earlier, she looked like she was in a hurry. Should I disturb her?" The teller, who had already finished his assigned task, had come over to give Su Lin the cash and the other documents.
He was very confused and hesitant. He also didn't want to embarrass the eccentric rich lady!
But finally, he decided to go for it. "Ahem ahem", the teller cleared his throat gently and slightly.
Startled a bit, Su Lin noticed the awkwardly looking bank teller standing next to her.
She quickly put away the magazine a little embarrassed.
"Here is everything you asked madam. I tried to use the largest bills possible but it still came out to two bags."
"I have also placed your account books inside and cleared out your old cards."
Thanking the nervous guy, Su Lin hailed another cab outside the bank. This time, she asked the driver to take her to a nearby hotel with good standards.