The Villain is Happy Being a Father - Chapter 25: Good and Bad
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Just as Weijue was about to step into the restaurant, he felt something heavy on his legs so he looked down and saw Dumpling hugging on to it. “Daddy, father!” Dumpling said joyfully.
Lin Yi: “… ????”
He stared at Dumpling who was hanging on the Emperor’s leg, daddy???!!!
Dumpling showed no sign of letting go. Her father’s new name seemed a little too complicated which was why she almost called him daddy again,
“Father, YinYin had been waiting for you!”
“Father?”, the man questioned.
Dumpling who was still smiling out of joy said, “Daddy, is father!”
After meeting her daddy again, dumpling seemed to have an endless amount of words to say…
She described what just happened in front of the restaurant and then commented gracefully, “Father, I finally got it. The big uncle here is the bad guy and the young brother there is a good man.”
“Yes…Yes of course…”
Wei Yi stopped and looked down at her. He saw that Dumpling’s smile suddenly faded and she said, “Father, if you don’t like YinYin, YinYin will be like the two beggars on the streets. Hungry and hurt.”
Dumpling felt a little aggrieved and also embarrassed. She felt weird that in this world everyone had long hair, wore loose robes, and didnt collect bottles.
When she was starving yesterday, she only got the bun because the uncle selling it felt pity for her. This world is a difficult place to live in and if her daddy didn’t want her anymore then she would be just another beggar on the streets.
The man kept silent. He didn’t chase Dumpling away yet turned around and stared at Master Lin in astonishment.
Dumpling did not realize that; she thought her daddy loved her–the whole time!
Little YinYin continued. She pointed toward her face then showed one of her hands and said, “Father look! YinYin is all clean now!”
Her eyes were surprisingly bright and full of pride, “YinYin is all clean now!
The small and skinny Dumpling asked carefully, “Father was hiding from YinYin?”
Master Lin finally gained insight, so yesterday the kid ran away because she thought her father disliked her.
And today she washed clean and came back again?
He took a closer look at Dumpling’s small face.
After all, she was only a three-year-old. Even though she was indeed cleaner than yesterday but was still not even close to the standards.
At least now the face is visible and her big eyes also seemed quite clear. When that pair of eyes stare at someone, even the bloodiest man would feel guilty refusing her requests.
However, the Emperor was always different.
The Emperor looked indifferent and relentlessly lifted his feet to walk up the stairs.
Xiyuan’s stair steps were slightly higher. As for the three-year-old Dumpling, both the man’s legs and the height of the stairs were too tall.
After she was dragged up a few steps, Dumpling finally couldn’t hold on anymore and fell onto one of the steps.
She took a moment to catch her breath and complained, “Daddy is bad!”
Weijue’s steps paused for an unnoticeable moment
The door closed upstairs and Dumpling was still laying on the stairs. The manager heard the girl calling the guest father, so he didn’t dare to bother.
Master Lin squatted down in front of Dumpling and looked down at her.
He hesitated but still couldn’t resist rubbing her furry little head and said, “Come on, stand up.”
Yinyin was still mad; this man teamed up with her bad daddy. She turned her little away and ignored him.
“Hey, how come you are mad?”
He glanced around and said beside her ears, “Let’s make a deal, shall we?”
“I know lost of secrets about that uncle, but I just want to know why you call the Empe… oh, my grandpa your father? If you tell me, I will award you with something delicious!”
Yinyin’s eyes lit up. This question was too simple for her, she asked, “Real…really?”
She swallowed and rubbed her belly, so hungry, “Can I eat all I want?”
After getting a positive reply, Yinyin quickly sat up beside Master Lin and said quietly, “Father, my father is daddy.”
Master Lin: “?????”
He touched his forehead, “You called my master father, but as far as I know master never had a child, then how come you call my master father?”
YinYin gave him a strange look. She wasn’t very illiterate, “What does ‘how come’ mean?”
Master Lin replied, “… how come? How come is just like why. A reason for something.”
“Oh, why can’t you understand?”
Master Lin: “…”
“Father is daddy. Daddy is the bast daddy. He braids Yinyin’s hair, buys YinYin dresses, gives YinYin dolls…”
Master Lin fell silent, then asked, “Hold up… Why can’t I understand any of what you just said?”
He looked at the Dumpling like a small neuropath. The emperor was ruthless of the ruthless, yet how he would braid hair for a little cub? Two lashes would be more like the Emperor’s style.
Master Lin felt that Dumpling is probably crazy which made him felt even more pity for her. Such a small homeless hungry child. He stopped asking more questions.
He snapped his fingers to call the manager and ordered several dishes. Dumpling sitting beside him startled in surprise, “Kind uncle, what is your relationship with my father?”
Master Lin is now totally immune to the stubborn calling the Emperor “father”, so he tried to ignore it, but the cruel emperor…
The ruthless face which was indifferent even when murdering showed up in Master Lin’s mind.
He shuddered at the thought. The child must have recognized the wrong person!
Although the emperor had several concubines in his palace, due to his indifferent nature, he never even cared much about them, nor did they ever dared to mess around with the Emperor.
So even till date, the Emperor still didn’t have a child. Even if he did, there was no way that he would let her be loose on the streets.
Master Lin decided to stop thinking about the child. She didn’t look like the Emperor anyways.
Dumpling waved her little hand in front of him and said, “Kind uncle, eat.”
Weijue went upstairs, and there was already a person in the private room.
The man wore a blue shirt with ink-black hair, jade-white face, and godly-handsome body. He stood up and bowed slightly.
The two sat opposite to each other. The tea set was already on the table and the water was also ready.
Neither of them spoke at first. The man in the blue shirt slowly brewed tea and poured him a cup, then asked with a smile, “How come you were late?”
Although Weijue had some shortcomings, he was sharp on timings. This time, he was late for ‘a brew of tea’ .
He took a sip of tea and said lightly, “Nothing much.”
When Weijue stepped out of the room he found a big man and small girl squatting beside the door.
The tiny Dumpling squatting on the ground looked even smaller. When she stood up, she patted her full belly and glared angrily at Master Lin.
“YinYin is not leaving!”
“Daddy is Yinyin’s father, not yours!”
Dumpling roared in a milky voice. Just like a little cub, she waved her cute and fierce “claws” around to show it was for real.
She also turned to Master Lin, “Bad uncle, you promised to answer Yinyin’s question too!”
“What is the problem?” The man spoke as he opened the door. He looked down at them with his deep and calm eyes.
Yinyin’s eyes brightened; she turned around and hugged Dad’s thigh. Then she pointed at Master Lin and complained, “Father, he wants to drive me away!”
Master Lin quickly stood up, bowed his head, acted as serious as possible. The Dumpling was truly hard to get rid of. He thought to himself: nothing could be batter than a cute little daughter, he wanted one too.
After she complained, Yinyin stated accusing him, “He also promised Yinyin to answer a question about father but he is a liar!”
“How did Master Lin lie?”
There was a war, voice behind the Emperor. Yin Yin followed the voice and saw another uncle in beautiful robes smiling toward her.
Dumpling usually categorize all good-looking people with high praise and felt a bit shameful that she was not civilized. Daddy told her to be polite.
Her little face blushed and complained angrily: “Yinyin asked father why he ignored me… was, was it because I was too dirty?
Dumpling seemed a bit shy and her whole face turned red. Yesterday Uncle System brought her to this weird place and she was immediately distracted by her excitement for meeting her daddy.
But then Uncle System told her that she was dirty and her daddy loved cleanliness. That was the only reason she did went after him yesterday.
“He said, he said …” Dumpling stood there, her eyes widened with anger, “He was lying! He said my daddy was not my daddy!”
Dumpling was so angry that she forgot to call father again.
The system wanted to slap itself. Now it learned that a human cub’s daddy is something untouchable. The cub might not protect its food but always its daddy.
“He’s bad! He was lying to children!”
The Dumpling was so innocent and naive. Even with the limited vocabulary, she repeatedly accuses the uncle of lying to her. He is bad.
Bo Yuan could not hold back his laughter anymore. His raised his eyebrows and looked like a god from heaven. He said, “Oh yes, he is bad indeed!”
The bad guy: Master Lin, “…”
He thought the Emperor would relentlessly push away Dumpling again, but unexpectedly the Emperor looked down and lifted her.
Master Lin, “!!!!!”
Weijue looked at the Dumpling who opened her little mouth in astonishment and said, “What question do you have? I permit you to speak.”
Before leaving, Master Lin was left along to follow. He couldn’t believe what he saw. When did his master the Emperor stated having an interest in little Dumpling?
Bo Yuan smiled warmly and said, “So you were late because of this tiny girl?”
“Hay uncle, Yinyin is not a tiny girl. Yinyin is called Yinyin”
Dumpling emphasized on every word because her mighty daddy was beside her. She returned to her joyful state while sat on her daddy’s muscular arms. Her tiny claws grabbed tightly on to her daddy’s robes.
Shaking her pair of short legs, Dumpling sneakily rubbed her head on her daddy’s arm and said proudly, “The name was given to me by father. It is good right?”
Translator and Editor Notes:
 the idiom ‘a brew of tea’ mean litterly the time for a drink of tea, which is typically around 10 min. Other similar time related idioms include: a stick of incense (5 min), a flick of a finger (10 sec), and a sudden (1 sec).
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