Scum Male’s Whitewashing Manual - Chapter 89
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When the original owner was a child, his family was still quite poor. At that time, the whole family was reluctant to eat meat even once a week, with his Father being the sole breadwinner. In his memory, his Mother only played cards everywhere, chatting and gossiping with neighbors.
When he grew older, his Mother, who looked beautiful like a fairy, ran away with another man and abandoned him and his Father.
Once he started elementary school, one day after school, he actually saw his Mother at the school entrance. Because he kept looking at his Mother’s photo since he was a child, he recognized her at a glance, even though she was dressed in luxury and had beautiful make-up on.
Of course, as a child, seeing his mother, he would rush up to call her excitedly, but then he was pushed away by the driver. He was quite sure that his Mother recognized himself, and her eyes said so, but she chose to ignore the ‘wild child’ as the driver had said.
As the original owner sat on the ground crying, he saw his mother suddenly smiling happily at the school. A well-dressed boy was carrying a bag, and when he passed by, he gave him a disdainful look.
He just watched as his Mother acted caring and attentive to this strange child, and then brought the child into the luxury car and drove away, leaving him staring at the back of the car.
The shadow cast upon his heart by this incident was obviously huge. The original owner went home and told his Father that he had seen his Mother. Only then did he hear the truth from his Father as why his mother left.
It turned out that there was a rich man who had a thing for his Mother in the beginning, so she went with that man without a second thought.
It was because that person was rich that his Mother followed him. Women are such creatures, who hated the poor and loved the rich, all of them!
(TNote: Love the rich and hate the poor = gold-diggers/ snob.)
An obsession bloomed in his heart. Time flew by, and his Father lost his job and left for the port city to do business. As a result, he didn’t know if he was lucky, but in two years, he changed from a poor Father to a billionaire.
This money was probably not that much for the really rich, but it was a lot of wealth for the Father and son who have lived through hard times. The original owner’s father worked diligently to maintain a restaurant, and the original owner was aware of his position of merely being a ‘rich second generation’.
He was different from other rich second generations. The original owners didn’t like racing cars, and he didn’t like buying luxury goods, and didn’t like having fun with that group of people.
From his Mother’s influence on him when he was a child, in the mind of the original owner, ‘women are creatures who hate the poor and love the rich’, because they can leave you without money, and they can also come back to you because you have money.
He liked to pretend to be poor, then go after pretty girls and persist after being rejected by them. Then when the time was right, he wore splendid clothes and drove a limousine to act pretentious.
It may be that his eyes were really bad, and the ones he was interested in were actually gold-worshipping women, looking at those people with regret and shame, the original owner was proud and arrogant.
He was becoming more and more certain that all women ‘hate the poor and love the rich’, and those who looked down on him when he dressed poorly would be stuck up, and would look up when he dressed richly.
The twisted concept of love made his game more and more over the top, like a game of masquerade, piling on the money to create a different version of himself.
His Father didn’t take such things seriously. He just thought that his son liked to fall in love and didn’t force others to be in a relationship, because his son suffered a lot when it was just the two of them, and he dearly loved the child. So, he went along with it.
Wei Mingyan, however, considered it a mental illness.
Because, after that, this game was no longer just a game.
He was still in school and was able to graduate from his previous high school, but now he was having a hard time getting out of college, so he had to run off-campus to work part-time and pick up girls from the part-time location along the way.
During his part-time job, he took a fancy to a lovely girl.
She should belong to the current ‘meng’ department. At that time, she couldn’t move things, so the original owner went to help, and the two soon got to know each other.
(TNote: meng = cute/lovable, equivalent to ‘moe’ in Japanese literature.)
The original owner confessed according to the original plan, and in the end, the girl agreed.
She actually agreed.
He only wore a white-washed shirt every day, drank porridge in the morning, ate steamed buns for lunch and simply forgoes eating dinner. Every time he went to work, he would mention the fact that he didn’t even have money to buy water.
Despite all this, the girl actually agreed.
This was the first time he’d ever met someone who saw him like this and said yes, and for a moment, he was a little unsure what to do, so they just stayed together.
Then, he found that the girl went to the same school as him.
The original owner didn’t love this girl. What he liked was those women refusing him and seeing their face change after he changed form, not a silly and naïve girlfriend.
This girlfriend’s family also looked poor, but she saved her own money and also bought food for the original owner, but of course, she only bought cheap stuff that she could afford.
The original owner only pretended to be poor, but he was not really poor. Right now, things were embarrassing. He usually talked nonsense. In fact, he came home to eat luxurious meals every day, so how was he willing to eat those cheap things?
However, if he admitted that he was pretending, it would spread all over the school. Even more, he also liked to borrow money from everyone in the dormitory. Every time he wanted to borrow money, he would insist that he was poor. Because of this, almost the whole class knew that Wei Mingyan was a poor man.
A lie must be supported by countless lies.
It didn’t take long for the original owner to get tired of the bread his girlfriend gives him out of kindness.
It was dry and not at all tasty, and she gave it to him as if it were some kind of treasure.
It was impossible for him to admit that he lied, so he simply hired a ruffian to pester his girlfriend. He just wanted to fake the image of a dumped youth, but he didn’t expect the ruffian to get a crush on his girlfriend and tried to do something.
At that time, the original owner happened to pass by the alley, and his girlfriend struggled desperately to run. When she saw him, she begged for help like he was a life-saving straw.
The original owner threw her hand off and ran away.
After that, the ruffian kept pestering his girlfriend, and even took raucy photos of her to show his brothers. When the pictures got out, of course, she had to drop out of school.
After that, she was never seen in the city again.
Soon after, the original owner met his own Mother. She then had married a big boss who actually opened a restaurant. The restaurant then had an argument with his dad’s, and finally the Wei family ended up losing. His Father suffered a stroke from the stress, and he himself changed from a ‘poor man’ to a real poor man.
Seeing this, Wei Mingyan flipped to the end of the plot. Sure enough, this was a novel world, and the protagonist was the stepping stone of the original owner’s Mother.
And the original owner was a stupid and cruel scumbag who played himself to death.
Wei Mingyan then decided that his priority was not to be a proper son. What was important was that it was still a guardian task this time.
Protect the girlfriend, Xuan Lele.
At this point in time, the original owner should have gone to play basketball and ended up in the infirmary from a basketball hit.
The diagnosis given by the doctor was: low blood sugar, implying lack of food intake and hunger…
At this time, the male student who accidentally hit him with the basketball into his face was sitting right outside. As he saw him wake up, he came over to greet him. While greeting, he looked at Wei Mingyan’s white-washed old clothes and showed sympathy.
Wei Mingyan knew that he thought he didn’t eat breakfast to save money, but in fact, he didn’t eat it just because Xuan Lele gave him dry bread, and he disliked the taste. Under the watchful eye of his roommate, he simply made an excuse that he had no appetite to eat.
In the original story, he was stunned by a basketball to the face, and would then leave school to go home for dinner. Then, in the alley near the school, Xuan Lele ran out desperately crying for help.
Then, she was dragged away with her mouth covered. Her pair of beautiful eyes could still see her boyfriends’ blank expression unchanging as he left her for dead.
Right now, it was the time in which Xuan Lele was being dragged into the alley.
Wei Mingyan rolled out of bed in one quick jump, put on his shoes and headed out.
“Eh, man, what are you doing!?!”
“I’m going to pick up my girlfriend.”
Before the words were heard, the guy had rushed off from the infirmary, leaving the boy who had hit him with the basketball dumbfounded.
T university was a prosperous place. The north and south gates were the entrance and exit points, and across them were streets of shops. Usually, students take the north gate because there was a ruined building on the south side. There would also be garbage thrown there by local residents, which made the area stink to high heaven.
However, some students would take the south gate for short cuts, someone like Wei Mingyan, who always took the south gate. Today, in order to lead Xuan Lele out, he called her to meet at the south gate.
Xuan Lele didn’t understand why he had to go to the south gate, but she just listened to her boyfriend and waited there. After that, the ruffian who had already laid an ambush dragged the person away.
The crowd was sparse, and Xuan Lele was a girl with little strength, so she was quickly suppressed. She struggled desperately, and the two struggled for a long time. Then, she escaped and ran into the original owner.
Wei Mingyan quickened his pace and soon arrived at the south gate.
He took a few steps forward, and faintly heard the girl’s cries for help.
Stopping in his tracks, he called out, “Lele? Lele! Is that you?”
Xuan Lele, who was struggling desperately, as if hearing the voice of a savior, tore off the man with all her strength, dragged her torn and tattered clothes, and rushed out barefoot.
“Mingyan, Mingyan!! Help me!!”
She saw the man, wearing a washed-out white shirt and a straight, slender back, turning to look over in confusion.
Xuan Lele watched as her lover’s expression changed and ran over to cover her in his arms. Hiding in Wei Mingyan’s arms as her nerves relaxed, she cried desperately, succumbing to her fears.
This translation is done by Centinni.
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