Chapter 246 You Should Drink up a Bottle of Beer First
Meng Zhe was somewhat nostalgic. He somewhat missed the brotherhood feelings from high school. It was a bit disappointing that their brotherhood relationship had ended up like that.
Both Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan were not people who were willing to keep a low profile. Back when they were in high school, Qin Sheng had taken away all the glory on his own. They had no choice but to follow him and be his backdrop to set him off. At that time, all had envied and admired Qin Sheng. Plus, Qin Sheng had won over a beauty’s heart successfully.
In college, comparatively, they had rarely made contact with each other. Later, when they had graduated from college, Qin Sheng had vanished. As a result, they had also forgotten him gradually. After all, without proper management, however deep the relationship was, it would tend to fade in time. Moreover, the relationship and feelings between the youths came easily and went easily.
Qin Sheng was backed by the Lin Family. Since something had happened to the Lin Family several years ago, Qin Sheng was without any support at all. So, the first time when he had been back to Xi’an, Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan, who both had made great achievements, had not respected him at all. As for the second time when he had returned, knowing well that Qin Sheng had not accomplished anything outside, of course, they had not given a damn about Qin Sheng. That was the reason why the things that took place in later days would show up.
As a matter of fact, they did not bear any grudges against Qin Sheng. It was also impossible that they would hold no brotherhood feelings for him. The reason they had done so was to make themselves dignified, which they had not been able to do before. It did not occur to either of them that the things happening in later days would be out of their control.
Meng Zhe made frequent contact with Hao Lei. So he inquired about Qin Sheng’s news from Hao Lei often. Some time ago, he had known that Qin Sheng made great achievements in Hangzhou recently and he was already a vice president of a large group. Since he communicated with Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan often and took what had happened last time to heart, more or less, he had disclosed Qin Sheng’s news to them on purpose, which was to make them feel ashamed.
As for Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan, originally, they had cared about Qin Sheng pretty much because of what had happened last time. After all, at that time, Qin Sheng had turned to the big boss in Xi’an via taking advantage of Chang Baji’s connections. The big boss was not someone either Wu Hao or Zhao Xuan dared to provoke, since they were simply minor players. Plus, knowing that Qin Sheng was currently leading a pretty successful life, they took the initiative to tell Meng Zhe in a pretty emotional way that they would apologize to Qin Sheng. So Meng Zhe believed in what they had said easily.
As a result, to be honest, would Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan admit their own mistakes sincerely and earnestly? Did they really care about their previous relationship? The answer might be positive, but it definitely was not a 100% one. Most probably, the reason for them to do so was that they had surrendered to reality. It was unknown whether their relationship would go back to normal or not. However, at least, they could not turn Qin Sheng into their enemy.
Qin Sheng walked toward the group of people slowly, including Meng Zhe. It did not occur to him that both Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan would be there. He was uncomfortable about what had happened last time. The blows they gave him had been much more serious than those from his enemy. However, after all, considering their previous relationship, Qin Sheng did not turn around and leave. He still respected them in appearance.
When Qin Sheng walked to the front of them, they unanimously said, “Big Boss.”
Both Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan were somewhat at a loss. Meng Zhe felt a bit awkward too. After all, he was the one who had set up that dinner. Qin Sheng sat down casually as he said, “Surprisingly, you are also here. All sit down please.”
While feeling disturbed, they all sat down. Since Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan did not how to take the initiative to talk first, Meng Zhe said, “I hear from Brother Lei that you brought your girlfriend home to meet your family members this time. Why hasn’t she shown up? Is she the great beauty whom I saw last year? In my opinion, she suits you the most, Big Boss.”
“Hao Lei may have told you everything. She went to the convenience store to buy things and will be here a while later. As for the Han Bing whom you met last year, she is my friend. You can stop making mismatches for me,” Qin Sheng said in a pretty random way.
While smiling happily, Meng Zhe said, “In this case, the beauty is still single. If I had not gotten married, I would have gone after her without any hesitation.”
Qin Sheng took the chance and said, “When you got married, some mishap happened to me and I was not able to make it. I owe you a lot for that. When I return in the Spring Festival, I will treat you two to dinner at that time.”
“These are all petty issues. Though you could not attend, you still gave me cash as your wedding gift. That will do,” Meng Zhe said half-playfully. Back when he had gotten married in the Spring Festival last year, Hao Lei had rushed back at that time and gave cash to Meng Zhe as Qin Sheng’s wedding gift. At the same time, he had explained to him that Qin Sheng had met with some mishap.
Qin Sheng and Hao Lei continued chatting on their own. From the beginning to the end, they did not bother to pay attention to Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan at all. They felt somewhat embarrassed at that. Zhao Xuan forced himself to pick up the menu and passed it to Qin Sheng as he said, “Big Boss, what would you like to order?”
Meng Zhe said half-jokingly, “Lao Zhao, only after sister-in-law arrives can we order. It is always our old routine, isn’t it?”
Wu Hao chimed in closely and said, “You are right. We will order only after sister-in-law arrives.” After that, he gave Qin Sheng a cigarette hurriedly as he said, “Big Boss, let’s have a smoke.”
Qin Sheng did not refuse him and took the cigarette casually. Then, Zhao Xuan picked up the lighter and lit the cigarette up for him. At least, those two’s attitude was acceptable that day.
Meng Zhe took the initiative to begin talking. He said, “Big Boss, how did you end up changing the battlefield from Shanghai to Hangzhou? I hear that you are already a vice president of a group in Hangzhou. The way I see it, you are still very amazing and you make us all feel inferior.”
Qin Sheng knew Meng Zhe had gotten all the information from Hao Lei. Speaking of Hao Lei, though he was tight lipped in daily life, he actually kept no secrets from Meng Zhe. How did this happen?
“Since we’ve finished all the issues in Shanghai, we went to Hangzhou instead and will stay there for a short period. However, we will definitely be back to Shanghai in the future,” Qin Sheng explained casually.
Meng Zhe smiled happily as he said, “Ha-ha-ha. If I can’ make any achievements in the future, I will turn to you in Hangzhou. At least, I can find a place to settle in.”
Qin Sheng said deprecatingly, “Since you are leading a satisfactory life in Xi’an, how could you understand the feeling of travelers in other places? It should be the other way around. If we can’t stand it anymore one day, we should come home and turn to you at that time.”
“Big Boss, since you are that powerful, it is impossible that you would end up like that,” Zhao Xuan smiled happily as he said.
Qin Sheng replied casually, “I don’t expect it to happen either. Otherwise, I would be abandoned by all when I’m down.”
Obviously, Qin Sheng was implying to the things that took place the previous year. His thought went along these lines: “Since I had not been that miserable last year, you laid your hands on me. If I really could not hang on anymore, you definitely would have tortured me to death.”
Zhao Xuan and Wu Hao both looked awkward. They did not how to continue the conversation.
“What a beauty! There is actually such beauty here!” At that time, Meng Zhe was staring at a long-haired, beautiful, and well-mannered beauty closely, who was not far away from them.
Both Zhao Xuan and Wu Hao also looked at the beauty. She was tall, slender, and had a curvy body figure. Her temperament was elegant and attractive. Her dressing style was of good taste. For a beauty, how could she show up at a food stall? She should be a frequent visitor to high-end restaurants.
Obviously, of course, that beauty was Lin Su. After she bought some things, she walked towards the place which Qin Sheng had mentioned. She had already taken notice of Qin Sheng along with his friends. She smiled as she walked towards them slowly.
“Well, the beauty is smiling at us,” Meng Zhe said as if he were an idiot.
Both Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan stared at the beauty attentively. They wanted to figure out who exactly had won that great beauty over. However, they felt that something was odd. Why was that beauty was walking towards them?
They figured out the biggest probability almost at the same time. Meng Zhe was astounded as he said, “Big Boss, this beauty is our sister-in-law, right?”
Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan also looked at Qin Sheng, waiting for his reply.
Qin Sheng did not say anything at all. At this time, Lin Su was already in front of them. While stroking her hair gently, she said, “I am sorry for keeping you waiting. I just went to buy some things.”
Meng Zhe, Wu Hao, and Zhao Xuan all stood up in a hurry.
Meng Zhe smiled somewhat cautiously as he said, “It’s okay. Sister-in-law. We were all just here.”
After that, Wu Hao added closely, “Sister-in-law, have a seat.”
Zhao Xuan handed the menu over to Lin Su hurriedly and said, “Sister-in-law, feel free to order whatever you like.”
Lin Su felt a bit embarrassed at their warm welcome, especially they had called her sister-in-law, which made her somewhat embarrassed. After all, it was the first time she had been referred to by that name. As a result, she glimpsed at Qin Sheng confusedly. Then, she sat by Qin Sheng’s side and put her bag on the chair which Meng Zhe had passed over to her.
“In my opinion, the order should be placed by you. I don’t know which food tastes good,” Lin Su chuckled as she said.
Qin Sheng made the final decision and said, “Let’s stick to the old routine.”
Upon hearing that sentence, Meng Zhe directly called the waiter over and ordered their regular favorites, such as grilled meat, grilled tendon, roasted kidney, roasted chicken wings, grilled sausage, grilled eggplant, roasted chives, baked cake, and baked plain cake. The most important thing they had ordered was the beer, a box of iced Tsing Tao 9° beer.
“Let me introduce them all to you officially, they are all my classmates from high school, who you also have seen in the photo. They are Meng Zhe, Wu Hao, and Zhao Xuan.” Qin Sheng pointed at his brothers as he introduced them to Lin Su. Then, he added, “This is my girlfriend, Lin Su.”
While nodding slightly, Lin Su smiled as she said, “Nice to meet you all.”
The group of people including Meng Zhe said one after another, “Sister-in-law, nice to meet you.”
“We were just saying that it was impossible for a beauty like you to show up in this place a moment ago. It did not occur to any of us that it would be you, sister-in-law. To be honest, sister-in-law, you are the most stunning beauty I have ever seen.” Meng Zhe took the initiative to kiss up to Lin Su.
Lin Su replied embarrassedly, “Thanks a lot.”
Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan were envious of Qin Sheng once again. Once, Qin Sheng had taken possession of Su Qin, the lady of their dreams. Even after losing Su Qin, he had actually been able to find a girlfriend who was more perfect than Su Qin. As the saying went, comparisons were odious. However, after all, Qin Sheng was truly amazing at the moment.
After the dishes and drinks were served gradually, Meng Zhe picked up the wine glass as he said, “Let’s drink up this cup first.”
They clinked first and drank up directly. Lin Su was drinking the Ice Crown beer. She thought that kind of drink tasted good. Plus, as the saying goes, when in Rome, do as the Romans do.
While drinking that cup of beer, they all had mixed feelings. Previously, they had confided in each other with everything, played, and laughed with each other. However, there were some splits between each of them, which was a helpless thing.
They did not say anything at all. By the time they enjoyed several mouthfuls of dishes, they had already drunk up three cups of beer set up for the beginning. It was until that time that Meng Zhe opened his mouth and said, “Big Boss, don’t blame me for asking Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan out without notifying you in advance.”
While grinding his teeth, Zhao Xuan said, “Big Boss, it is cheeky of us to show up here and it has nothing to do with Lao Meng.”
Wu Hao was also ready to risk everything and said outspokenly, ” Big Boss, speaking of the things happening last year, it was our fault. We apologize to you sincerely today. Whatever you would like to do to us, we will all accept it. As long as you still treat us as your brothers.”
Upon hearing those words, Lin Su was at a loss and looked at Qin Sheng confusedly. Qin Sheng indicated her that she did not need to bother with them. Then, he picked up the wine glass and said to Lao Meng, “I would not have been here today if I had blamed you. Never would I have sat down to drink together with you.”
“Big Boss, thanks for giving me such an opportunity to amend our deeds. I will drink up this cup of wine first,” Lao Meng said merrily. Then, he raised his head and drank up the beer in his cup.
At that time, Qin Sheng looked at both Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan as he said, “As the saying goes, all men become mature after they turn forty years old. During this period, all will make mistakes. It was also the same back when we had been at high school, we all had gone through a rocky start. However, we made it in the end. Let me say something you may take as a boast: if I really wanted to blame you, Wu Hao, you might have died that night.”
“Big Boss, I completely believe in what you say.” Upon thinking back of the experience of that night, Wu Hao was left in fear. If Qin Sheng had really wanted to blame him, the dagger at that time might have ended up sticking in his heart instead of his thigh.
Qin Sheng drank up a cup of beer on his own as he said, “After all, based on our relationship cultivated over these many years, though you can treat it as trash and dump it easily, I can’t do that at least. I am surprised that you can apologize to me today. However, to be honest, I did not give a damn about what happened that night at all. Though I felt uncomfortable in secret, since there are so many important things in a person’s entire life, it was not necessary for me to care about some important persons.”
What Qin Sheng had said made Wu Hao and Zhao Xuan a bit ashamed. They were somewhat moved as they said, “Big Boss, we were wrong. We mean it sincerely.”
Qin Sheng shook his head as he said, “It’s all in the past. Today, let’s stop talking about other things. We are only here for drinking.”
While feeling pleasantly surprised, Wu Hao said, “Big Boss, so you have forgiven us, right?”
Zhao Xuan had a look of complete disbelief as he said, “Big Boss, have you really forgiven us?”
“Forgive you? You have thought of it as a too easy a thing.” While taking over two bottles of beer which the waiter had just sent over, Qin Sheng placed the beer in front of them as he said, “You each drink up a bottle of beer first.”
Since they all understood Qin Sheng’s meaning, they all picked up the beer in front of them and laughed out loud. After standing up, they all started to drink their bottles of beer without any hesitation.
That bottle of beer tasted better than any other bottle of beer they had tasted before…