I am The Villain's Dad - Chapter 35
“Dad, wake up! Someone gave me five yuan. Now, I can buy you food, so don’t keep sleeping!”
With a splitting headache, Su Yuyang barely opened his eyes. Right in front of him was a dirty-looking child, appearing to be about 2 or 3 years old. However, his eyes beheld a suspicious gleam, proving he was not as innocent as another of his age. They were full of worry.
Su Yuyang reluctantly responded. Instead of choosing to receive the plot right away, he propped up his upper body and sat up reluctantly.
He couldn’t bear to let such a small child worry for him.
“Dad, look, we have money!”
When Su Yuyang sat up, the little boy immediately jumped into Su Yuyang’s arms, stuffed his money in front of him, and looked like he was asking for praise.
“Baobao is really awesome.”
(TNote: Baobao = treasure/darling/baby.)
Without having any memory of this life, Su Yuyang didn’t know the child’s name, so he resorted to only praising him like this.
“Dad, what did you call me?”
The little boy froze.
Was it unpopular to call children ‘Baobao’ these days?
“I thought my name was Little Bas*ard? You always called me that, and said it was a special name for me and Dad, and to keep it a secret from Mom.”
The little boy was puzzled.
Damn it, what kind of crazy person calls their children bas*artd!?
“Dad was wrong. You are called Baobao. Little Bas*ard is a curse word. Dad was confused before, so I won’t call you that anymore.”
Su Yuyang immediately hugged the child heartily. No wonder the child is so small, skinny and so fragile. He was sure the Dad was scum.
But the kid really stank, did he pick him up in the trash?
The boy nodded and seemed to understand.
Then Su Yuyang heard a low rumbling sound. Evidently, it came from a hungry stomach or two, one from him and one from the child.
“Is Baobao hungry? Let’s go get some food.”
Su Yuyang saw that there was a steamed stuffed bun shop across the road, but he didn’t know what daily expenses were like in this era. How many steamed stuffed buns could be bought for 10 yuan?
When he heard that they were going to buy food, the little boy’s face burst into a smile, and all his worries were thrown to the back of his mind.
Indeed, a child’s world is the simplest.
Even though he knew that he would enter the body of the villain’s father every time, Su Yuyang never regarded his children as villains.
No matter what happens in the future, right now, he was just an ordinary and precious child.
Five yuan got him 6 large meat buns and two bottles of water, with a yuan to spare.
After thinking about it, he didn’t immediately pass the water and bun to his wide-eyed son.
“Baobao, Dad is tired. I want to go home and sit down and eat with Baobao, okay?”
His son was very obedient. He nodded, gulping as he held back the urge to snatch the meat buns, and led the way without waiting for Su Yuyang to say anything further.
Upon returning to the street where he woke up before, his son then sat down on the piece of cardboard, looked up, and anxiously stared at him as he patted the ground next to him.
“Dad, sit down and eat.”
That is to say, this cardboard shelter was their home?!
God! How bad was the original owner? An able-bodied healthy man, living here with his son?! Is he a moron?
After wolfing down the water and food together, Su Yuyang planned to just close his eyes and take in the plot here. No one would bother him and his son anyway, as passers-by saw him and his son as if they had seen filth.
As for his son, he ate and drank his fill and went to sleep, blissfully unaware of his surroundings.
When he opened his eyes, his son hadn’t woken up yet.
However, he couldn’t help but feel sad. Sure enough, the villains’ childhood were very miserable. At least, most of the villains in the mission world he experienced became villains because of their childhood traumas.
The original owner of this world was a phoenix man who married his wife in the city and began to backstab those siblings and relatives of his.
(TNote: phoenix man = men that became successful/rich because of the support of his wife. Or men that could only depend on their wives, because they only have good looks.)
Then, he squandered his wife’s family riches, causing his wife to divorce him. After that, he lost his job at the behest of his father-in-law.
He then went back to his old home, but by then, those who once had seen him affectionately, one by one, taunted him in various ways, eager for him to leave.
In reality, his father-in-law and wife just wanted to show him the true nature of his family who treated him as a treasure and not really wanting to wrong him just for his phoenix man position.
However, he blamed his wife and father-in-law for all these problems, and in a fit of rage, returned to snatch his son and ran away to another city.
When there was something to eat, he ate with his son. When they had nothing to eat, however, he scolded his son out of undue impatience and anger. Over time, his son gradually became a real little beggar, begging everywhere for money, and then raising his father in turn.
One day, he was targeted and kidnapped by a trafficker who was trying to sell him off for big money, but he pretended to be disabled in order to find his father, which resulted in no one buying him.
In the end, he was forced to continue begging by the traffickers.
After many failed escape attempts, he learned to act obedient, and after a while, he slowly became the leader of the human traffickers.
Later, he died after he fell in love with a policewoman and helped the policewoman destroy the trafficking organization.
When he died, he had only two wishes left unfulfilled, namely to find his parents and make the policewoman happy.
Now, for Su Yuyang, the first task was fairly easy to complete, but the second task was a bit of a headache. His son didn’t know the name of the policewoman at all. The policewoman was working undercover, with all the information she let him in on herself being fake.
The only genuine part of her that he knew was her face.
Even then, he had sealed off this memory because it was so important. Thus, Su Yuyang didn’t even know what the policewoman looked like and determined he couldn’t do the second task.
However, it didn’t matter so much. Maybe the policewoman and his son are predestined friends. Once his son grows up, they would naturally be able to identify her together.
Right now, what he needed to do most was to find a safe and clean place to live with his son.
He didn’t have a single dime to his name, and he couldn’t go home to find his wife.
By now, it has been more than half a month since the original owner ran away with his son. At that time, his wife thought he missed his son, so it was nothing for him to get along with him for a few days.
In the original, it was not until the original owner went back to his wife to see if she had taken their child away that they were sure that their child was missing.
Hence, since there wasn’t any hurry, he didn’t want to go back to find her so quickly. Even if he went back now, the couple wouldn’t be well off in this downward spiral.
It was better for him to try to make some changes and then go back.
Glancing at the trash can next to him, he stood up and walked to it, reaching out and picking through it.
Soon after, he found a big bag. Then,after clearing its contents, he rummaged through the trash cans for discarded beverage bottles and boxes of waste paper.
The original owner had no survival skills, and he didn’t have a dime on him and a way to get rich, but he was confident he could walk out of this problem.
“Host, host, what are you doing? You want to eat garbage?”
The system didn’t understand.
“I’m trying to make money! Eat what garbage?! Do you want me to borrow points from you some more?”
In truth, he wasn’t mindless in borrowing points. Furthermore, he had come to understand some rules that governed point borrowing. Firstly, there was an upper limit to the total amount of points that could be lent out. Secondly, when he asks the system to borrow points to complete the task, the score and points he would receive from completing tasks will decrease. He noticed this by comparing the scores and points earned from the previous two worlds.
The system was stupid not to notice, but he wasn’t stupid.
Sure enough, the Lord God called Jinjiang wasn’t stupid. Otherwise, with another one or two hosts like him, who had the guts to do this and match with a stupid system, wouldn’t that Lord God be ruined?
On top of that, the rules didn’t stipulate that the host couldn’t borrow points. Instead, it spells out the maximum amount of credit that can be given in the system manual, making the mission hosts think that this can be borrowed casually.
Just, when the host borrows points, they will find that the task points earned in the end would have had interest deducted from it, with interest rates absolutely unfavorable to the hosts.
It was clearly a trap for the hosts to jump into.
So, this time, he will return the credit points first, and then find the system to lend points.
As for the rest of the rules, he would need to figure out the rest of them after completing several more tasks.
Of course, if the situation requires it, he would turn to the system for help.
“No, I don’t want to! It’s just that the host is acting so strange like this, like a completely different person.”
After saying that, the system quickly disappeared. It was rare for the host to show kindness. Thus, it did not want to continue to stay here, wondering what if the host cheated it?
“… Was this so strange?”
Su Yuyang was speechless. Though, after thinking about it for a moment, he realized he didn’t care so much. He glanced at his son again and saw that he was still sleeping soundly over there, before continuing what he was doing earlier.
Time flew by, and it was now just a matter of days before the trafficker was almost ready to abduct his son.
He had to be on full alert.
Also, what he was doing before was not eating garbage. He was scouring the trash for recyclables.
People in this era still didn’t know the concept of waste recycling, let alone that these things were renewable resources. However, the country was now beginning to vigorously promote environmental protection and subsidize this industry a lot.
As long as he was willing to endure hardships and reuse the knowledge in his head, he would have no problem in taking advantage of this.
He was completely unlike the original owner, who could only work in his father-in-law’s friend’s factory as a grunt worker, working to death everyday, since his highest qualification was a technician’s certificate he earned after graduating from a technical secondary school. Fortunately, he met his wife at an exhibition. He looked good, so he was able to charm the girl.
This was the only reason he was able to marry this wife who came from a very good family, and have a child with her, even though he had nothing, and that his family was a rural family.
Thanks to the bragging from his mouth, he was considered a big deal. Also, he was good with words, slowly coaxing his father-in-law and wife for more and more money. Otherwise, how else could they have lost all their savings? After realizing his devious ways, his father-in-law and wife became tougher on him.
This time, he wanted to completely turn over a new leaf, so that his wife and father-in-law could see the changes in him and so that he could get back together with his wife.
Thinking about it, Su Yuyang felt utter disappointment towards the original owner. He had both hands and feet, and did not suffer from diseases or problems. He could have worked to live after divorcing his wife. Instead, he wandered off aimlessly with his son, became a beggar, and let a young child beg to support him. What a real piece of work!
Nowadays, no one would rummage through the trash cans, and some people would even move far away when they saw a trash can. With no competition, Su Yuyang’s returns from recycling couldn’t have been more lucrative.
With just one trash can, he could find, on average, half a bag of aluminum cans and plastic bottles, as well as three or four books and a small bundle of cardboard boxes.
Also, the trash cans in this era were quite big, unlike during his time, where there were small trash cans everywhere, and the garbage scattered.
Saying it was a trash can, actually this was just a big green metal box. The surrounding neighbors would drop off the waste products from their homes. Every once in a while, a garbage truck comes to take all the trash to a landfill.
Once he was done, he tidied up the bags of recyclables, and his son woke up.
When his son woke up to see his father nowhere nearby, he froze in fear. However, after looking around in anxiety, he let out the breath caught in his throat when he saw Su Yuyang sorting through a large pile of trash not too far away.