The relationships between men were simple and straightforward. Men could move on in most situations as long as they shared thoughts and feelings with others. While women were different. Close friends might secretly conduct bad things to each other and turn life into a drama.
At first, Yu Kefei was still angry with Qin Sheng, but as he drank more, he became more and more drunk and finally released himself. He began to complain to Qin Sheng, saying that he had been looking for him for a long time and had even gone to Xi’an, but he never got any information.
Lao Er was called Cao Yufeng, a native born in Beijing. He had a bewitching Beijing accent. He had lot of common topics with Qin Sheng. Maybe it was because he came from a different environment, this guy was always very calm, but if he got angry, his temper was even worse than Xia Ding’s. He was the kind of person who dared to poke a hole in the sky, and only Qin Sheng could suppress him.
However, after graduation and becoming a civil servant, he entered the government office and gradually cultivated his temper. Considering the condition of his living environment, no wonder Xia Ding said that he had become more and more bureaucratic.
Now that everyone was present, they started drinking.
Cao Yufengdid not ask anything like where Qin Sheng had been for the past two years, when he came back, or what he was doing right now.
“Lao Si, are you still angry with me?” Qin Sheng was capable of drinking, but he could not drink a lot without being drunk. He was already a little drunk, and only after the four of them drank for three rounds did Qin Sheng look at Yu Kefei and asked.
In the past, Yu Kefei was not very tolerant to alcohol, but he had been upgraded in college in that four years. Now that he had taken over the family business, he naturally had a lot of social activities. Thus his capacity for liquor wasn’t any worse than Qin Sheng’s. He had already drank in Su Zhou before asking his friends to drive him here.
“Boss, everyone has their own business to do. I do not know what you have been through in these two years, but I have been doing business for more than two years. I can tell from your eyes that these past two years are not easy for you. If you are not willing to tell us, we will not ask too much, but no matter how difficult it is, you must always remember that we are here.” Yu Kefei said in a daze, but he was very sincere.
Xia Ding followed up and said, “Lao Si is right. Boss, since you are going to stay in Shanghai, then don’t fall behind. Contact us when you are free. We will get together once we get the chance. Remember what we said when we graduated? We’ll share our fate together, either good or bad.”
“Damn. It seems that the three of you will all be residing in the Yangtze River Delta in the future. I’ve been left along.” Cao Yufeng was not satisfied and said.
Yu Kefei laughed out loud and said, “Lao Er, then work hard and try your best to transfer to Yangtze River Delta when you get promoted. We need you to protect us.”
Qin Sheng smiled and said, “Since you’ve chosen this path, don’t disappoint those who believe and support you. Don’t forget what you’ve told me before. I’ve been waiting for you to fulfill it.”
“What nonsense are you talking about? We have a lot of opportunities in the future. Let’s just drink!” Cao Yufeng picked up a bottle of beer and started drinking.
“Idiot.” Qin Sheng and the others said in unison, “We’ve already drunk a lot. Now you’re here to pick the fruit.”
Thus, the three of them picked up their glassed and lightly clinked, then took a sip.
Cao Yufengimmediately scolded, “Damn it, you guys are really terrible!”
There were four people and four dozens of beer. No matter who drank more or less, they wouldn’t leave until they finished all the beer. That was what they did upon graduation.
Smoking, drinking, laughing and cursing.
After leaving the campus, everyone put on mask and armor so that they could perform well in this complicated society. It was actually quite simple to be a good man alone, but if a man wanted to go further, he must cooperate with others, even to do bad things. However, everyone must stick to the baseline.
However, at this moment, the four of them had put down everything and revealed their true faces, because they knew each other well, there was no need to act like what they did in the outside world, otherwise, they would not meet again after finishing the beer.
After finishing the four dozens of beer, all of them vomited except for Cao Yufeng. Yu Kefei vomited twice, and the four of them drunkenly left the restaurant.
“Lao San, Shanghai is your place. What’s your plan?” Xia Ding’s driver had been waiting outside the restaurant. After they got in the car, Cao Yufeng, who was slightly more clear-headed, asked.
“Whatever you want. Boss, Lao Er, Lao Si, you can choose any place you like!” Xia Ding had already been drunk, and was acting on his own accord.
Yu Kefei shouted loudly, “I haven’t drunk enough! I am not satisfied yet. I’m going to make Boss finish all the beer he owed me for the past two years tonight!”
“Lao San, you live in No.1 Zhong Liang Ocean View, right? Let’s buy some beer and food and continue drinking at your place,” Cao Yufeng suggested.
Actually, as a very experienced person, Xia Ding planned to bring them out for fun, but he gave up in the end. After all, they preferred drinking and chatting rather than having fun in that kind of place.
“Boss, what’s your idea?” Xia Ding looked at Qin Sheng and asked.
Qin Sheng agreed, “We’ll listen to Lao Er!”
“Alright then. Let’s go to my place first. I’ll make the arrangement.” Xia Ding said.
By the time the four of them returned to Xia Ding’s place at No.1 Zhong Liang Ocean View, it was already 1 a.m. in the morning, but no one was sleepy at all. Xia Ding had already asked people to buy beer and food for them.
Sitting on the balcony and looking at the night scenery on both sides of Huangpu river, they smoked. Yu Kefei lamented, “The time really passes fast. We have graduated for more than two years.”
“Don’t be sad about time. We are doing well.” Xia Ding scolded.
Cao Yufengimmediately followed and said, “It’s even the time for us to get married and have child!”
“I know that Xia Ding is not willing to settle down. What about you two?” Qin Sheng was concerned.
Cao YufengHe took a deep drag on the cigarette and replied, “I don’t want to think about it right now. I have to focus on my career first, and then after two years, it’s best if I can find a woman I like, otherwise, I will marry a girl with similar family condition.”
“Hahaha, I think I will have to walk ahead of you guys. You guys must participate in my wedding ceremony in next February,” After hearing Cao Yufeng’s words, Yu Kefei, who had a pale face due to the vomiting, laughed out loud.
Xia Ding was dumbstruck, “Lao Si, are you serious? Amongst us, you are the most spoony one. Do you still remember how you were rejected in Beijing and cried like a fool? Hahahaha, I am so surprised that you will be the first to leave the front line!”
“Lao San, to be honest, I envy you the most. You can easily move on, but I can’t. I just happened to find a girl who likes me, and I don’t dislike her. She is pretty and has a good family background, so I am going to settle down.” Yu Kefei laughed bitterly. He never fell in love again after being rejected by the dream girl, and did not take relationship seriously anymore.
Cao Yufengwas more curious about Qin Sheng’s situation, so he asked, “Boss, stop questioning us. What about you?”
“Me, alone.” Qin Sheng shrugged.
Xia Ding immediately sold him out, “Bullshit! It’s not true. Let me tell you, Boss has a super beautiful girl with him. She calls herself his girlfriend, but Boss does not admit it.”
“Is that true? Wow, Boss, when are you going to let us meet her? Don’t tell me she’s the beauty in the photo.” Yu Kefei laughed, and Cao Yufeng also had a face full of curiosity.
“Don’t listen to Lao San. It’s just a misunderstanding. She is my friend’s daughter. Something happened to her family, so my friend asked me to protect her.”
“What? Boss, did you change your profession and become a bodyguard? ”
They started to discuss about it. The more they talked, the more uncanny it was. Qin Sheng didn’t want to explain, explanation would only make it worse. After all, Han Bing said personally that she was his girlfriend.
Not long after, the food and beer that Xia Ding ordered were delivered. They sat on the balcony and continued to drink, and in the end, all of them started to lose their minds.
Yu Kefei was the first to shout out loud towards the Huangpu river, “Gu Yue, I am going to get married. I wish you have a good life that you want!”
“I, Xia Ding, am going to break through the Thousand Slaughter, hahahaha!” This was what Xia Ding had shouted. Son of a bitch!
Seeing that they were shouting, Cao Yufeng also followed and shouted out, “I, Cao Yufeng, will make all of you look at me in a new light. I will definitely make it!”
After everyone finished shouting, they looked at Qin Sheng and said, “Boss, say something as well!”
“That’s right. Release yourself. Fuck them!”
Qin Sheng originally didn’t want to act so brazenly, but he couldn’t resist their persuasion. In the end, he stood up and faced Huangpu River. After hesitating for a moment, he used all his strength to shout out, “Grandpa, I miss you…”