Chapter 233 You All Abandon Me!
Since Lin Su felt that this Uncle got along with them pretty well, and they were already on such familiar terms with each other in Xiamen, previously, she told Uncle to visit them whenever he wanted. It did not occur to her that what she had said, hit the right note with Qin Changan. If Qin Changan did that, he could get closer to them. It would be easier for them to reconcile with each other in the future.
The dishes cooked by Qin Sheng tasted really good. After taking a few mouthfuls, Qin Changan could not help praising him; however, later he asked him, “For the dishes today, were they done by you or Lin Su?”
Qin Sheng found it funny and said, “Uncle, you still don’t trust me, right? Since my childhood, I have been cultivating my cooking skills. I cooked for my grandfather every day, when I was little.”
Qin Changan deliberately questioned him again, “Is that true?” Obviously, he was indicating that the dishes Qin Sheng had cooked, were superb. As he thought of the last sentence Qin Sheng had said, he did not know whether he should cry or laugh. Surprisingly, this lad was doing the same as what he had been doing before, cooking for the Old Master. After all, his mother died pretty early.
Lin Su explained to Qin Changan as she smiled, “Uncle, all the dishes were done by Qin Sheng. I am just his assistant. But I do know how to cook now, since I learnt from Qin Sheng.”
“You are a loving couple. I wonder when I will be able to attend your wedding and enjoy the wedding candies?” Qin Changan asked, as he smiled happily at them.
Laughing heartily, Qin Sheng said, “Uncle. You can be assured that when we get married, you will be definitely be informed.”
“Who is going to marry you?” Lin Su scolded him, jokingly, feeling somewhat embarrassed. Her face even turned red.
Qin Sheng replied in a domineering way, “I have made up my mind that I will hang on to you for the rest of my life. You just have resigned yourself to that fate.”
As Qin Changan watched the couple squabbling with each other, and treating each other in an affectionate way, he enjoyed this kind of atmosphere a lot. He said thoughtfully, “If you are available in the future, you can visit Beijing. I will take good care of you there.”
“Uncle, I will definitely visit Beijing, which will probably be soon. At that time, I will pay you a visit,” Qin Sheng said determinedly. What he just said actually had another meaning, namely, once he received an update from Master Liu, he definitely would go to Beijing, meet the so-called descendants of the Qin family, and figure out the truth about his past.
Picking up the wine cup, Qin Changan replied, “Alright, alright, alright. I will be waiting for you then. Let’s drink now.” He knew what Qin Sheng was thinking about. Unfortunately, Qin Sheng had no idea at all that he had already cut off the source on Master Liu’s side.
The dinner went on, amid a cozy and harmonious atmosphere. Laughing and talking, both Qin Sheng and Lin Su had a great time with Qin Changan. As for Qin Changan, he completely put aside all of his imposing manners from the past. At this very moment, he was simply an ordinary old man, drinking a shot or two of alcohol, enjoying the dishes cooked by his son and daughter-in-law, and chitchatting about the daily life of a family.
By eight o’clock, they finished a full bottle of Red Star Erguotou already. As a result, Qin Sheng told Lin Su to accompany Qin Changan to drink tea in the living room, while he did the cleaning up. This made Lin Su feel pretty moved. At least, after Qin Sheng recovered from his injuries, whether it was cooking, washing clothes or doing family chores, he had been taking his initiative to shoulder all the responsibilities, during those days. He did not give Lin Su a chance to lend a hand at all. According to his saying, he should love Lin Su dearly, since she was his wife. How could he let her be worn out?
Though Lin Su didn’t say anything, she felt a warmth in her heart.
Since Qin Changan had nothing to do, he made small talk with Lin Su. Smiling gently, he said, “Lin Su, I still don’t know where you are from?”
“I am from Ningbo”, Lin Su replied.
Qin Changan smiled deliberately as he said, “Oh, it turns out you are from Zhejiang. Since Ningbo is not far away from Hangzhou, have you ever taken Qin Sheng home? Are your parents satisfied with Qin Sheng?”
When she heard this, Lin Su looked a little uncomfortable. Letting out a sigh, she said, “Alas! We have gone home together; however, the members of my family thought we were not a match.”
“What made them think that?” Qin Changan questioned her closely.
Lin Su explained, “In their opinion, we are unmatched in social status. Consequently, they ordered me not to go out with Qin Sheng.”
“It seems your family is not an ordinary one at all. But when it comes to this kind of thing, I can relate to your parents. As parents, of course, they will think in this way. But, the way I see it, sometimes, they need to be far-sighted, and they should give Qin Sheng a chance to prove himself. Some men are diamonds in the rough. If they don’t set their eyes on the right choice now, they might regret it bitterly in the future,” Qin Changan said in a random manner.
Lin Su shook her head as she said, “I do not get along well with the members of my family. When it comes to my marriage and my relationship, I am the one who has the right to make a choice. I believe that Qin Sheng can give me the life I have been looking forward to, so I don’t give a damn about anyone’s opinion at all.”
“Qin Sheng is most fortunate to have met you,” Qin Changan said, feeling quite satisfied. He was indisposed towards the Lin family, who were so snobbish. He was eager to see how much regret they would feel in the future.
After they were done with this topic, Qin Changan next talked to Lin Su about her job. Fortunately, Lin Su was content with her current position. Originally, she had planned to dedicate herself to this field in the future. It did not occur to her the change of her career would happen in advance.
By the time Qin Sheng finished doing all the chores, it was already quite late. Qin Changan stood up, and sensibly took his leave. Out of politeness, Qin Sheng and Lin Su tried to get him to stay a bit longer. In the end, they saw him off.
Gongsun and the driver had been waiting outside the residential quarter for quite some time. Qin Sheng and Lin Su walked Qin Changan to the entrance, watched him get into the black Audi and take his leave.
After Qin Changan left, Qin Sheng and Lin Su strolled around the residential quarters. Feeling curious, Lin Su asked, “The way you see it, what does this Uncle do exactly?”
“Well, in my opinion, he seems to be a retired leader since he gestures, gesticulates, and moves with the grace of authority. At the same time, he is a bit of an introvert,” Qin Sheng guessed.
Since Lin Su had more contacts with this kind of people, whom Qin Sheng had depicted, she shook her head, “I don’t think so.”
“What is the point of thinking so much about that? If we can’t figure it out, we should just drop it. After all, it is none of our business. When it comes to this kind of relationship, the way I see it, better if we can keep it clean,” Qin Sheng said bluntly.
Dressed in a long woolen dress, which was a pretty casual style, Lin Su held Qin Sheng’s arm tightly and said, “Exactly. Husband, whatever you say, they all make sense. I am at your service.”
Qin Sheng heard Lin Su referring to him as her husband, and his heart felt as sweet as if he had just drunk honey. Pulling Lin Su into his arms directly, he kissed her as if there was no one else present, which made Lin Su feel shy and embarrassed. Fortunately, nobody was around.
“By the way, you said you might visit Beijing in the coming days. What do you mean by that?’ After the kissing was over, Lin Su asked him, blushingly.
With a solemn look on his face, Qin Sheng said, “I visited Master Liu today. He already has an update from his friend who knows the descendant of the Qin family, the one his friend was trying to get in touch with. But they were not sure whether the descendant of the Qin family was my relative or not. If the information is confirmed, I will go to Beijing and you should accompany me then.”
“Really? If so, that would be excellent.” Lin Su exclaimed. Since Qin Sheng cared so much about his past, of course, she felt happy for Qin Sheng.
Putting his arms around Lin Su’s waist, Qin Sheng gently caressed Lin Su’s butt. He teased her and said, “In this case, how about we hold a celebration tonight?”
“You are a ruffian,” Lin Su taunted him and said. After that, she broke free from Qin Sheng’s restraint.
In the end, Qin Sheng did nothing at all. It was not that he could not perform, but he did not intend to do so. In his opinion, the date when Lin Su would officially become his woman should definitely be an extremely meaningful date.
Admittedly, facing such a tempting goddess, Qin Sheng actually had to be strong, so that he could restrain himself. As a result, he could be rated as the Liuxia Hui in contemporary times, who was not disturbed, even with a woman in his lap.
After waiting for four full days, Qin Sheng received a call from Ms. An saying she would accept his offer. She promised Qin Sheng that she would be officially onboard in Hangzhou, within one week. Qin Sheng already asked the administrative staff in his company to prepare all the necessaries. When it came to the places where they were going to live in Hangzhou, they were all first-rated apartments.
Since Qin Sheng had succesfully convinced Ms. An to join them, he heaved a sigh of relief. In this case, he could completely entrust the company’s management to her. Yu Fengzhi and Lyu Yuan would be officially onboard in Hangzhou first, tomorrow. They would familiarize themselves first with the environment, and take over the duties.
Consequently, Qin Sheng finally called Hao Lei and Han Bing, intending to ask Hao Lei to come over to Hangzhou to help him as soon as possible. After all, what Qin Sheng currently lacked most, was the manpower.
Ever since they said goodbye to each other in Hangzhou last time, Han Bing had not been in touch with Qin Sheng anymore. Obviously, she felt very resentful toward Qin Sheng. After all, even though Qin Sheng knew clearly that she had a crush on him, he still chose Lin Su eventually, whom he met much later. This made Han Bing feel extremely frustrated. Moreover, women always loved to compare with each other.
She just could not understand why. As a result, she had not contacted Qin Sheng at all. Since Qin Sheng was always occupied, he simply did not have time for her.
So when Qin Sheng dialed Han Bing’s number, Han Bing was just lying on the bed and about to rest. She sneered and said, “Well, who is that speaking? You’re actually thinking of me. Has the sun risen from the West? Could it be that you had a fight with your girlfriend?”
“There is no sun at all, since it is so late in the evening. Could it be that you have been abroad?” Qin Sheng jested back, on purpose.
Sitting up indignantly, Han Bing replied, “Stop talking so much. Get straight to your point. If there is no issue at all, I will have my rest now. Don’t disturb my beauty sleep.”
When Han Bing was grumpy, she looked a bit like what she had been, when Qin Sheng had first met her, a little unruly and self-willed. Currently, she would only be like that, on certain occasions.
“There is no big issue. I planned to ask Hao Lei to work in Hangzhou. After all, he followed me to Shanghai in the first place. It is not right that he is working as a chauffeur, merely driving you around.”
Han Bing knew this day would come sooner or later; however, when Qin Sheng raised it up on his own, Han Bing yelled out loudly, feeling very indignant. She said, “Qin Sheng, why are you so heartless?”
Qin Sheng was a bit surprised and said, “Han Bing, that is not my intention at all.”
Her eyes red from crying, Han Bing said, “Both my mom and my dad have abandoned me, so have you. Now you even intend to snatch Hao Lei away from me. You are all abandoning me now. I will be completely alone in Shanghai, in the future. Why are you doing this to me?” Originally, Han Bing had felt resentful towards Qin Sheng. Now, she gave full vent to her feelings.
Qin Sheng replied helplessly, “Han Bing, what do you mean that we all have abandoned you? We are all friends with each other. Since Shanghai is close to Hangzhou, you can visit us often in the future.”
“I am not going listening to you, never!” Han Bing cried out capriciously. When she finished talking, she hung up abruptly.
Hearing the busy tone over the phone, Qin Sheng sighed helplessly. It did not occur to him that Han Bing would resent him that much. Feeling at a loss, he did not know what he should do.
Since he could not go to Shanghai directly, upon deliberation, he had no choice but to call Hao Lei first and see how Hao Lei would react.
Hao Lei still lived in Shilin Huayuan. Since both Chang Baji and Qin Sheng were gone, only Hao Lei stayed here. But he actually was quite disciplined and never brought any woman home.
By the time Qin Sheng gave Hao Lei a call, he had just taken a shower and was watching an old movie. Watching movies was Hao Lei’s only hobby. Even if he had watched a lot of old films several times over, he would not get tired of them at all.
By the time Qin Sheng had finished what he planned to say, Hao Lei was quiet for a while. Qin Sheng asked in a low voice, “What do you think? Are you willing to come to Hangzhou or not?”
“I have no problems with that; however, how should I explain to Han Bing?” Hao Lei frowned slightly, as he said this. Of course, he was not willing to be a driver and serve others for his entire life. Back when Qin Sheng had brought him to Shanghai, the promise he had made to him was that it would not be like this forever. Though Qin Sheng went to Shangshan Ruoshui, and took Chang Baji with him first, Hao Lei did not oppose it at all, since he knew Qin Sheng would ask him to come over sooner or later. Unfortunately, he was deeply affected by what had happened then.
After all, since Hao Lei had been together with Han Bing for such a long time, longer than anyone else, he did not have the heart to do so after he heard of Han Bing’s attitude from Qin Sheng, a moment ago. Moreover, regarding Qin Sheng’s attitude towards his relationship, originally, Hao Lei had been extremely disapproving.
Since Qin Sheng already had a solution in his mind, he spoke bluntly, “You have a talk with her tomorrow. If it still doesn’t work, I will think of other ways.”
“Exactly. That is our only way out,” Hao Lei replied as he nodded quietly.