Mei Ren Long Tang: Episode 6 – Restriction

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*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

The episode continued with Ren Hu bullying his sister and trying to make her feel guiltier than she already was regarding her parents and now her grandma. After that incident, he went home and launched another investigation regarding how Doctor Jin had accompanied someone abroad, etc.

Meanwhile, Long Tai’s Japanese friend, Wen Zi, was also on one of her investigations. Instead of wandering around town on fruitless search missions, she approached her father to confront him about the matter. After her father rattled out a bunch of random stuff and eventually having a break with an important meeting, he left. Luckily for her, she found an envelope with important information in it so now she had a clue to continue on. That was also when she decided to head to Taiwan to search for Long Tai–to much of her father’s displease that night when he found the note she left behind for him.

Back at the Long resident in Taiwan again, Long Tai was seen talking to Lao Tu about coming up with a plan to draw in more business. Yet Long Shou Cheng popped out of nowhere to reject Long Tai’s suggestion. Considering how arrogant his father was, he didn’t care if the old man’s business was sinking. He even voiced his opinion that they could do anything they want and let the business die since it wasn’t his problem anyway. Lao Tu, not understanding, wanted to calm Long Tai down. So he set out to patch things up by trying to convince his boss to agree with Long Tai’s suggestion. What now? Nah, still no since the old man just shook his head and walked away. While Long Tai was standing there mocking the old man with still wanting to save face when his business was deteriorating already. However, Lao Tu said they should proceed with distributing flyers anyway to draw in more business, then they could approach Long Shou Cheng again to talk about Long Tai’s suggestion. Lao Tu still have money! So clever, but still funny with Long Tai thinking the man was loaded so he wanted to search for more, lol.

Meanwhile, Ah Pan Jie received a call at the front desk from none other than Jian Er, Wen Zi’s father. He was more than weird to her, considering how he was asking for Long Tai and kept insisting that there was no such person there so she slammed the phone down on him. (LOL!) However, he wasn’t about to give up so he dialed again to make another request of speaking with Long Tai. Yet he didn’t have time to order her around since she called him crazy and told him not to call again before hanging up once more. (LOL!)

The next day, they proceeded with distributing flyers in town. As Ah Pan Jie was actively trying to persuade customers, Long Tai was standing nearby mocking his old man about not showing up to help them. Lao Tu came to the rescue and said it made sense that someone shall stay home to tend to the hot spring resort in case customers showed up. Yet what upset Long Tai even more was how Ren Mei was surrounded by a bunch of guys at the moment. (WAHHHH, he’s so jealous–and still not willing to admit it. So cute!)

But that wasn’t all. He didn’t have too much of a problem when he saw that those other guys were just passing by. But now there was someone else wanting Ren Mei’s number? (What? Gotta stop that, right? Time to come up with an excuse to interfere, I guess, LOL!) Man, he was just about to come over and stop the scene YET Lao Tu asked him where he was going. (Eek!)

OMG, it was so crazy. Crazy but cute. He was acting like a jealous boyfriend while Lao Tu and Ah Pan Jie stood nearby clueless as to his actions. It was just so funny! He was trying to come up with reasons why she shouldn’t just give her number away like that. OY!

At home–in the kitchen to be exact, Ren Mei was helping Ah Pan Jie with some duties while pondering why Long Tai was soooo upset over the fact that she gave someone her number–and even scolded him for being senseless. Yet Ah Pan Jie was more than ready to help Ren Mei ‘decipher’ the code. Or it was more like Ah Pan Jie finally understood why. Time for more teasing. Oy, false alarm. She didn’t get it. She was just teasing Ren Mei about the other dude from earlier, not Long Tai. Yet there were more obvious signs of Ren Mei’s crush on Tian He years ago.

So as Ren Mei was wandering outside and pondering about her little crush on Tian He since little, Long Tai was sneaking up on her without her noticing. (He claimed that his footsteps were loud, it was just that she was spaced out so she didn’t notice he was around.) Then he even brought up the whole thing with her trying to wait for someone’s phone call. (She wasn’t!) Yet so unfortunate for him that he just had to bring it up, because someone did call in to ask for her then. (OY!) He was all riled up, lol. He eavesdropped when she was right there! LOL! So funny how he was so happy upon learning that she wasn’t interested (in whatever they were talking about over the phone), lol. OMG, that was really funny! Honestly, it was a riot! He thought it was that ‘handsome’ dude calling her BUT it was some salesperson wanting to offer her insurance, lol. (YUP, infomercial call, lol.)

So as Long Tai was beating himself up for even meddling into Ren Mei’s business, he finally remembered about his own cell phone. He forgot to charge it so that was why no one could call him, especially Jian Er who was looking for him.

Wen Zi finally arrived in town. Yet she missed her chance with only wanting to seek out a certain hot spring resort that was popular among Japanese customers so when the other lady told her about the Long family’s hot spring resort, she dismissed it before the other lady finished. Too bad. (For her that was.)

And while all of those things were unraveling around town, Grandma Mei Ren was staring at her son’s photo and ranting on and on bitterly over how he didn’t listen to her and married that dancer, etc all over again. OY! (Drop it already.)

Good news for Ren Hu was his PI managed to unearth some more stuff, but the identity of the person that Dr. Jin accompanied was still unknown. Yet it didn’t matter. Someone was really coming to answer his questions. (Or that was my guess.) Who else but Wen Zi showed up at the Zhao family’s hot spring resort? Then whatever might develop later regarding the feuds will have to make way for Ren Hu’s daydreaming moments. Because he was seriously falling for Wen Zi though he just saw her for the first time. Crazy….but oh well. That would occupy his time for a while. To much of Ren Hu’s fantasies, it was all in vain because Wen Zi had already left. She realized since last night that Long Tai wouldn’t stay there–and that it wasn’t his style.

Another day of distributing flyers around town, Long Tai’s radar cranked up again. Well, at least whenever Ren Mei was on the phone with someone, LOL! He kept getting all paranoid because he assumed it was that guy from yesterday calling her. OMG, he was so childish. He knocked into Ren Mei on purpose so her phone would drop thus disconnecting her call. (Or worse.) Well, he sure was double trouble all right. And he still dared to look so innocent? Even she knew he did it on purpose. YUP, he made a mistake. (Since the person calling in was her auntie, NOT some other random person. I had a feeling it was her too when Ren Mei said, “I really miss you too.”) Time to patch things up now.

Yet Long Tai had more pressing matters to tend to at the moment. He spotted Wen Zi across the way before he could say anything to make Ren Mei feel better. What to do? What else but to grab Ren Mei and try to hide behind her. Brave or what?

Just when Long Tai was trying to play the ‘unwell’ card to flee the scene, he was so unfortunate to bump into Ren Hu. OY! What luck! He had to pull a fast one and pushed Ren Hu into an alley. It wasn’t after it seemed safe that he left the scene–after warning Ren Hu to be nicer to him. Ren Hu wasn’t threatened. He immediately wanted Long Tai to convince him that Long Tai was indeed Tian He. He needed proofs so what was more convincing than to ask some questions about the past, right? Lucky for Long Tai, he remembered some stuff when he went through some of Tian He’s stuff in Tian He’s room. Yet the answer he provided was the wrong one. It was just that he wanted to blurt out some random stuff so he could get away, but it was a taboo one with Ren Hu. (Long Tai had mentioned that Ren Hu was afraid of fire.)

And Wen Zi finally found a break when she stumbled upon Lao Tu’s flyer and spotted some keywords that shouldn’t be disregarded. It was worth a try since she couldn’t just search so blindly around town like that. Lao Tu didn’t care that this girl was mumbling some random stuff. He was just happy that there was finally a customer.

As for Long Tai, he fled home safely at last and called Jian Er to investigate about Wen Zi’s whereabouts and the reason for her being in Taiwan. However, unfortunately, Jian Er’s cell phone landed in the fishbowl. Too bad! Things delayed once again.

It didn’t matter. Perhaps Long Tai will find out from Wen Zi herself soon. Very soon, because she was already checked in. Ren Mei showed her to her room and was happy that she liked the room, considering how they hadn’t had business coming in for a while now.

After leaving Wen Zi’s room, Ren Mei decided to check on Long Tai since he was saying he wasn’t feeling well earlier and fled. Yet before she could knock on his door, he opened it so she ended up hitting him instead of his door. (LOL!) Major awkward moment! Yet she recovered quick enough and even withdrew her hand before explaining herself. He ended up asking about the task with distributing flyers, lol. They moved on to other subjects, like needing him to be the chef for the night, considering how Ah Pan Jie was nowhere to be seen at the moment.

Dinner finally rolled around. Long Tai had to cook. And Wen Zi loved it, of course. The taste reminded her of her friend, so she requested to see the chef. That was when Long Tai had to play ‘hide & seek’ with Wen Zi again. What now when things were so pressing and Ren Mei was questioning him? What else but to shove Ren Mei into the nearest room and hide once again? Yet Ren Mei misunderstood.

Ooooh, it was Ren Mei’s room and Long Tai tried to make her hide in the closet. He got bitten, lol. And Ah Pan Jie just had to show up at this time. OY! He tried to hide. He did! It was getting too uncomfortable. Why didn’t he just hide in the closet like before? OMG, why didn’t Ah Pan Jie just plain leave? Oh no, exposed! Ah Pan Jie grabbed the cover off! PHEW, saved! Long Tai hid in time! He went back into the closet? Wow! Fast all right! Ren Mei didn’t let him explain but just shoved him out, lol. Oh well…

Next morning finally arrived, Long Tai announced to the others that he wanted to dismiss their latest guest. Great or what? Lao Tu was objecting but Long Tai pointed out how they didn’t have money to even provide food for customers so how could they keep their latest one. So what else could Lao Tu do except to scold at Ah Pan Jie for stealing the money? (She said she ‘borrowed’ it but Lao Tu insisted on the ‘stealing’ since she didn’t tell them beforehand.) Yet they all soon stopped tearing at one another and tried to find a new alternative. Long Tai continued to turn down other suggestions so he could kick Wen Zi out. The most surprising thing was he even tried to turn down his father’s suggestion of selling some items from the house so there would be money to care for current customers. (He was scolding at the old man for not being supportive of their cause yet now he objected when the old man made a move to help? LOL! It was indeed puzzling to the others.) He was finally happy when his old man suggested that they tell the guest that they weren’t able to service her anymore so they would arrange for her to go to another resort instead.

Just when they were about to break the sad news to Wen Zi, Wen Zi said she didn’t know how long she would stay and ended up giving them some of the fees ahead of time. What to do except to accept and then depart to do their job? Nice? (Long Tai really had to go back to the drawing board.)

Which led to this scene. Long Tai thought he was already safe so he went out for a walk. Yet bumped into Wen Zi who was on her way out as well. The interesting part was Ren Mei spotting them in that close embrace. Long Tai was more than shocked when he realized what Ren Mei saw. He finally pushed Wen Zi out. And soon recovered, realizing he was in Tian He’s place right now so he should act like Tian He. What was there to be afraid of, right?

Ren Mei finally stepped forward to ask about the matter when Long Tai denied in knowing Wen Zi. So Long Tai played on, merging into his role–with Ren Mei backing him up. So Wen Zi was confused once again. As long as she was confused, Long Tai made a clean escape after telling Ren Mei to tend to the guest, lol.

Back in his room, Jian Er finally called him back. Jian Er informed him that information had been leaked so Wen Zi already knew he went to Taiwan. But Long Tai interrupted him before he could say it, and said that they met up already. Jian Er was shocked that Wen Zi found Long Tai. But Long Tai soon told him that things were complicated so it was hard to explain but he needed the man’s help on some matter.

While that was taking place, Wen Zi wanted to know more about Long Tian He so Ren Mei did the honor of disclosing some information about the odd dude Long Tian He. After she was done, it was Wen Zi’s turn to describe Long Tai and why both guys were so different.

That night at the dinner table, Long Tai was sighing up and down about his trouble. Yet the others thought he was still mad about the matter. He wasn’t mad, just troubled. When he was able to use his ear to hear some footsteps, he had to pretend he didn’t. It was Wen Zi. It was time for his opening act. He needed to crank up his attitude to chase the ‘guest’ away. Seriously, he would drove the rest of them away before he could scare Wen Zi away. His moods kept changing, it was too hard to predict. So after throwing some more tantrums in front of the ‘guest’, he stormed off to his room–after giving some last orders to the others.

As he was reading Jian Er’s message and trying to brew up another plan, his old man showed up and told him not to act so rudely to Lao Tu and Ah Pan Jie since they were a part of the family after all. He was about to explain his behaviors yet he was able to detect that Wen Zi was nearby hence having no choice but to drop it and continued on with his fierce attitude, even slamming the door in his old man’s face.

Next morning, he had a new plan. Donning Tian He’s outfits. That would help his acting even more, right? Yet Wen Zi was still greeting him with a happy face. Had she detected something? Was she testing him? YUP, she tested him. The handshake was a mistake on his part, considering how she could feel that he was Long Tai. So Wen Zi continued to spy on him while he continued to convince her that he was indeed Tian He. Yet it was soooo hard. He had to pretend that he didn’t care and couldn’t help Lao Tu and Ah Pan Jie carry stuff or help with other chores when Wen Zi was still around spying. OY!

What now? He couldn’t just “not” help his girl, right? But it wasn’t like he was nice to her every single day. YUP, he went with picking on her every single mistake with ‘missing a spot’ here and not doing it right with another task. OY! Despite seeing how mean he was to others, Wen Zi wasn’t about to give up. She had one more test for him. She tried to call him on his cell phone! Wah, where was it when he needed to turn it off?

Eh…yup, he was definitely donning Tian He’s wardrobe to take the role even further. Wen Zi was indeed doing quite a poor job of spying though. Even Ren Mei realized that they were being spied on. (LOL!) It was so funny that Long Tai let it slip that ‘they just grew up together’, not ‘girlfriend, boyfriend’ like Ren Mei guessed. (The ‘they’ in question here was Long Tai and Wen Zi.) When Ren Mei asked how he knew, he tried to dodge out of it by saying they were the same and nothing happened, lol. (They here was referring to Ren Mei and Tian He.)

And so Ren Hu was so lucky to have finally found Wen Zi. Yet it seemed like she was going to cause trouble for them all in the future. At least the Long family’s side, because she wanted to ask Ren Hu something. That probably meant regarding Tian He. If Ren Hu knew she suspected something, he would be even more sure that the other person wasn’t Tian He. OY!

*All images were captured by DTLCT

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