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After dinner, Lin Xi as usual threw his bowl down and disappeared immediately. He was especially quick today; earlier this morning, he had gotten his family to pack up his things and move all his stuff over. Among all that was his game console.
Eager to spoil his long-neglected “beauty”, he threw down his chopsticks before rushing into his room. After twenty minutes when he came out, barefoot, to get water, his eyes landed on the table. No one had cleaned up the chopsticks or dishes.
From inside the study, the door slightly ajar, came the sound of Duan Shen on the phone.
Cup in hand, Lin Xi stared at the table. For whatever reason he remembered something that had happened when he was a teenager. During high school when he had just gotten a girlfriend, he had skipped class and left early more than any other kid in the class.
His homeroom teacher kept calling his brother with more complaints, and his brother lectured him again and again. All of it went into one ear and out the other.
One day, even Lin Xi himself got tired of the whole thing and slept on his desk in the back row from the first class of the morning to the last in the afternoon. His homeroom teacher called his brother to report the good news.
A month after that, when Lin Xi trotted up to the ATM to check his balance, he saw that his spendings had gone up by a thousand.
Two minutes later, Duan Shen, who was sitting in the office and talking business on the phone, heard the clear ring of broken china.
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