When Qin Sheng returned to Shangshan Ruoshui, the place was still very lively. The former emptiness had been swept away and there was a never-ending stream of members. They were obviously here to give face to Boss Ye. From top to bottom, almost all of the private rooms in the 3-storey Shangshan Ruoshui were fully booked. Han Zhengdong was drinking and having fun with some of the VIPs on the third floor. Yu Fengzhi served them personally.
Qin Sheng was not around and Wang Haichao seemed to be smooth-sailing. Han Zhengdong valued him a lot. He was in charge of all the matters in the Reception department today. Lyu Yuan and Yu Fengzhi had to work under his orders. The people at Shangshan Ruoshui also realized that this person was strangely in a good relationship with the new General Manager. Seems like there is going to be a turn over soon.
After entering, Qin Sheng greeted some of the artists and gentlemen before he quickly headed to the office to change his clothes. Just as he reached the lobby, he bumped into Wang Haichao who came down from upstairs. Wang Haichao walked towards him and said in a relieved tone, “Manager Qin, you’re finally back! I’m so busy today, I have to worry about everything! If you don’t come back any sooner, I’ll be zonked.”
Qin Sheng answered half-heartedly, “Isn’t that just nice? Critical moments call for Manager Wang.”
“That’s not true! This is arranged by Mr. Han, I can’t decline it too. I’m not like you, already took the day off,” said Wang Haichao sarcastically. Today, he finally witnessed Han Zhengdong’s temper when he scolded Qin Sheng as if he was a useless person. After all, Qin Sheng had chosen to take leave during this period, was that not supposed to make Han Zhengdong’s life difficult? However, he really had to thank Qin Sheng for taking the initiative to give him such a good opportunity to perform. Han Zhengdong had already promised him that as long as he does his job well, he would kick Qin Sheng out of Shangshan Ruoshui sooner or later.
With this layer of guarantee, Wang Haichao finally felt reassured and felt that it was worth all the money that he had spent on Han Zhengdong all this while.
“Where is Mr. Han?” Qin Sheng asked casually. He was already used to Wang Haichao behaving like a man intoxicated with success. He just wanted to prove himself worthy in front of Qin Sheng.
Wang Haichao laughed and said, “Mr. Han is on the third floor, he’s keeping a few important members accompany. But I would advise you not to go over. He’s very angry at the moment. If you go, he might make it difficult for you.”
“Hmph.” Qin Sheng gave a peal of cold laughter and left. The few artists and gentlemen beside them witnessed the whole conversation. After being oppressed by Qin Sheng for such a long time, Wang Haichao had finally won a round.
Chang Baji and Ms. An were keeping guests accompanied on the third floor. Xue Qingyan was also a part of it, as one of the more important members. She could have totally not come, but because Qin Sheng was working here, she had to come and support him, hoping that he would gain a more stable footing here in Shangshan Ruoshui. Unexpectedly, Qin Sheng was not here when she came. After asking Chang Baji, she then learned that Qin Sheng had some matter to take care of and had left.
In the biggest private room on the third floor, Han Zhengdong was seated on the main seat. He was having some heartfelt conversations with the big shots over alcohol, hoping that they would support his newbie. Han Zhengdong dared to boast in front of others, but he dared not be arrogant in front of this group of people. Which of them was not a big shot? Even Boss Ye had to be polite.
Chang Baji did not like this kind of event. It was boring listening to the conversations but it was a pity that he could not leave. After all, Qin Sheng was already not here, if he does not give Han Zhengdong face, the two of them would soon find themselves having to pack up and leave.
The security guard used his in-ear microphone to notify him that Qin Sheng had returned. Xue Qingyan had mentioned to inform her when Qin Sheng returns, so he complied with orders and sent Xue Qingyan a text.
Xue Qingyan stood up quickly and left. She smiled and said that she was going to pick up a call.
After asking the artists, Xue Qingyan caught Qin Sheng in the corridors of the second floor. He had just come out from a private room after having a few drinks with a few members.
“It’s such an important day, where were you off to this time around? I asked Old Chang but he would not tell me and made me ask you myself. Spill!” Xue Qingyan said in an annoyed tone.
Qin Sheng said cheerfully, “Sis, you’re here! Why didn’t you tell me earlier?”
“Why didn’t I tell you earlier? Take out your phone, open WeChat and take a look. I called you at noon and you didn’t pick up. Just how busy are you?” Xue Qingyan asked in a very dissatisfied tone.
Qin Sheng laughed sheepishly, “There was really something important today.”
“Pray, tell, what can be more important than this? I was wondering why Han Zhengdong’s expression was not good when I mentioned you. You probably didn’t inform him earlier, right?” Xue Qingyan guessed.
Qin Sheng shook his head and said, “I did, but he wouldn’t let me go, so I could only force myself to leave.”
“Then I’m now all the more curious. What is it?” Xue Qingyan asked with a curious look.
Qin Sheng pulled her into a corner and hesitated before explaining, “Sis, I’m in love.”
Xue Qingyan stared at Qin Sheng with a weird look. She more or less did not believe him. After all, she had once taken the initiative to introduce girls to him but he never responded. And now, he got a girlfriend out of nowhere. She was indeed curious as to what kind of girl caught his eye. However, she more or less knew about Qin Sheng and Han Bing’s relationship. After Han Guoping left, Qin Sheng had been taking care of his daughter, Han Bing. The two’s relationship was a little romantic.
“Wow, our stubborn one is finally enlightened! Let me guess who it is.” Xue Qingyan joked after processing the news. “Han Bing?”
Qin Sheng was taken aback, but it was not surprising that Xue Qingyan knew Han Bing. After all, Xue Qingyan had once taken the initiative to tell him that she had investigated him. Hence, Qin Sheng shook his head.
“An artist from Shangshan Ruoshui?” Xue Qingyan quickly guessed. The artists in Shangshan Ruoshui were all beautiful women and they have a very attractive aura and temperament. On usual days, Qin Sheng had the most interaction with them. It would not be surprising if his eyes caught one.
Qin Sheng did not know whether to cry or laugh. He shook his head once more. “Sis, I’m not that kind of person.”
“Then I really don’t know,” Xue Qingyi sighed.
Qin Sheng laughed, “Stop guessing, you don’t know me. One day I’ll bring her out for a meal together.”
“Okay! Let your sis judge her for you. If I don’t find her worthy, don’t blame me for wanting to separate you guys!” Xue Qingyan half-joked. But she quickly said again, “Oh right, then what have you being in love got to do with what happened today? Was there something on your girlfriend’s side?”
Qin Sheng explained slowly, “This morning I accompanied her back to Ningbo to see her family.”
Uh…Xue Qingyan got a shock again.
“How long have you guys been dating? This is too soon!” Xue Qingyan asked in confusion.
“It has been less than a month since we officially confirmed our relationship,” Qin Sheng explained honestly.
Less than a month since confirmation of relationship and they had already met the parents? Was Qin Sheng planning to have a flash marriage? But it was not his style. Hence, Xue Qingyan could not understand what kind of woman could cause him to surrender himself. She must really see her for herself.
Xue Qingyan stared at Qin Sheng thoughtfully as she pondered over this matter. No wonder Qin Sheng did not attend the signing ceremony; he was visiting the parents. This was understandable.
Thinking about this, Qin Sheng smiled happily and explained, “But even though it’s been less than a month since we confirmed our relationship, I’ve already known her for more than two years. I got to know her two years ago when I was traveling outside. During then, we spent two months together and both of us developed good feelings for the other. But she and I are the same kind, we never contacted each other after we parted ways. I could not forget her all this while and just last month, we crossed each other’s paths again, which was why I started chasing her without hesitation.”
Xue Qingyan did not expect there to be so many twists and turns in the story. She was now even more curious about that woman.
“Is she free tonight? After we’re done here, I’ll treat you guys to supper,” Xue Qingyan decided and said.
Qin Sheng was stunned. Why was she so anxious? But he still replied, “I’ll ask her later.”
“Okay, I’ll wait for your news. I’ll go up first,” Xue Qingyan smiled faintly and said. However, she did not forget to warn him, “As to Han Zhengdong’s side, explain nicely to him afterward. Don’t stiffen the relationship too much. Otherwise, you will have a hard time here.”
Qin Sheng nodded silently and said, “Okay.”
Shangshan Ruoshui only started to quieten down after 9 pm. At 9.30, Han Zhengdong walked out with a few members as he prepared to send them off. Qin Sheng finally saw him and smiled as he walked up to him, shouting, “Mr. Han!”
At this point in time, Han Zhengdong was already half-drunk, but his anger was not entirely gone. He directly waved his hand to interrupt Qin Sheng and then sent Xue Qingyan and the rest out.
Qin Sheng stood there a little awkwardly. Behind him, Wang Haichao saw how he was rejected and was very happy. Yu Fengzhi’s gaze was a little complicated. She also did not understand what kind of matter could cause Qin Sheng to be absent today.
Chang Baji did not go out. He stood beside Qin Sheng and said, “You must have offended Han Zhengdong terribly. He’ll definitely not give you a good look within the next short period of time.”
“Screw him! If he doesn’t want me, there’ll be other places that want to keep me!” Qin Sheng replied disdainfully.
Chang Baji asked casually, “Did it went smoothly at Ningbo?”
“If it was smooth, I wouldn’t have come back so quickly. The Lin family is not easy. They are a big family in Ningbo, how would they easily marry Lin Su to me, a loser? Their stance was firm and I even beat up all of her cousins. What do you think?” Lin Su explained with a helpless look.
Chang Baji did not know whether to laugh or cry. “The problem with you is that you’re too rash sometimes.”
“I can tolerate them doing anything to me, but I can’t tolerate them bullying Lin Su,” Qin Sheng snorted.
Chang Baji was worried. “If the Yan and Lin families unite together to go against you, you must be careful.”
“Sigh, what can I do? I can only see one, attack one,” Qin Sheng said emotionally.
Over at Beijing Capital International Airport, Qin Changan had just returned from a business trip to South Korea. He was not in China for the past few days. Gongsun did not accompany him to such a formal business meeting. After Qin Changan ordered him to protect Qin Sheng, Gong Sun had already made the arrangements. Hence, Qin Changan had heard of all that had happened to Qin Sheng for the past few days, especially about the incident when he went to Xinan in Sichuan. It caused Gongsun to sweat cold buckets. If something was to happen to Young Master, he really did not know what Qin Changan would do. Hence, he held a deep grudge against the Yan family. Also, Gongsun’s side also knew about Qin Sheng going to the Lin family in Ningbo. Anyways, as long as they spend the money, there was nothing they could not know. Gong Sun was very enraged by this Lin family that looked down on Qin Sheng. One day, he would teach the Yan and Lin families a lesson.
Hence, after picking up Qin Changan, Gongsun quickly reported to him.