Chapter 1622: The Burdensome Father
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Mu Ya stayed in the shop for two days, which also happened to be the busiest two days. On the third day, which was a Monday, he went to school with his older brothers.
Without the students, the shop instantly became quite empty, so Shen Yin had no problem managing on her own. Every day, she would also be able to earn enough money to cover her expenses.
The tutor that Muir had promised also came. Shen Yin picked up her textbook again in the florist shop and kept an eye on the shop while she learned. The baby eagle didn’t require much attention at all. She led a fulfilling and relaxed life.
Every morning, Mu Ya was responsible for opening the shop, and after school, he would first eat at his parent’s home, then bring Shen Yin a sumptuous dinner. At night, the two of them would sleep on the second story above the shop.
The baby eagle grew very fast. By the time the first snow fell, he was already learning to fly. Every day, he would flop around in the shop, making a great deal of noise.
With a “thud”, yet another bonsai fell to the ground.
Shen Yin set down her pen and looked towards the source of the sound. “Baby, be good.”
Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech!
The baby eagle chattered noisily, and one could only wonder what he was trying to say.
Shen Yin guessed that he was bored, so she said with a faint smile, “Daddy will have a long break in a few days. When the time comes, he’ll bring you to learn to fly in the suburbs.”
The baby eagle flapped his wings excitedly, causing the bonsais on the shelves to tilt.
Shen Yin smiled helplessly and got up to tidy things up.
“Yo, isn’t this my good daughter? Now that you’ve married a rich man, you’re disowning your birth father?”
A male voice rang from the entrance, making Shen Yin feel like she had been struck by lightning and causing her body to shake violently.
As Father Shen walked in, he sized up the shop and let out two ‘tsks’. “Not bad. This shop brings in quite a lot of money in a day, eh? Daddy has run out of money to spend. Give Daddy some money, will you?”
This was Shen Yin’s first time hearing her father addressing himself as “Daddy”. She sneered in her heart and stood up with the baby eagle, who weighed more than five kilograms.
“I’m still underage. By right you should be the one supporting me financially.” Looking at her father straight in the eyes, she suddenly realized that he had grown old, not as big and unshakable as what she remembered, and not quite as terrifying anymore.
The baby eagle looked at the man, then at his mommy, confusion written in his eyes.
Shen Yin s.h.i.+elded the baby eagle protectively, to guard against her father in case he suddenly struck her.
Father Shen thought to himself that the transformation in this daughter of his was truly big. She didn’t feel as inferior as in the past, and she had also grown much prettier, much more like her mother now. But seeing his daughter like this, he felt a sense of unfamiliarity.
This sudden transformation made him suddenly realize that he still had a daughter. It was a rather strange feeling.
If not for the fact that he had asked around thoroughly, he wouldn’t dare to confirm it was her.
“Aren’t you doing fine? Just give Daddy some money to buy beer.” Father Shen pointed at his bandaged eye. “If not for you, I’d still be an able-bodied person.”
Shen Yin clenched her fists and couldn’t utter a word.
Hence, Father Shen simply walked to the cas.h.i.+er and cleaned out the few hundred yuan from the cash register before leaving smugly.
Not daring to tell Mu Ya about this, Shen Yin paid for the missing amount with her own savings. Thankfully, she had saved up some money from her part-time job, thus successfully covering this up.
After that, Father Shen came over to demand money every day. He even specifically chose to come in the afternoon, before school ended and Mu Ya came over, so as to get more cash from the revenue.
Shen Yin could tell that her father was treating her like an ATM and had no intention of stopping. Not wanting to give him any more money, every time the cash piled up, she would keep it away.
This day, Father Shen came over in a drunken stupor again. He even brought along two trashy friends, bragging about what an incredible daughter he had raised as he walked into the shop.
Seeing him from afar, Shen Yin instantly hid all the money and locked the baby eagle on the second story.