Yang Deng wanted to let Qin Sheng into this circle. However, Third Master Wu didn’t want him to do it. Qin Sheng was not an ordinary person. Third Master Wu could tell based on the things he did in Shanghai. Plus, he could stay in Hangzhou for a short time. This man wanted an important position in this circle, yet everyone’s position was fixed. If Qin Sheng wanted to get a position, that meant that someone would need to give up theirs. This was a difficult situation.
That was why Third Master Wu didn’t invite Qin Sheng, though he didn’t know that Qin Sheng would not say yes. Thus, this issue had come to an end. Because of the painting and the calligraphy piece, as well as the good words of Yang Deng and Luo Changgong, Third Master Wu had promised to do one thing for Qin Sheng that was within his ability. Coming from Third Master Wu, this was a great favor. Qin Sheng wouldn’t use it unless he had no choice.
When Qin Sheng walked out of the study, Yang Deng ran to him and said eagerly, “How did your conversation with the old master go?”
“Not bad. It is obvious that the old master likes the painting very much. He would pay me a lot of money to buy it if I could finish the second half,” Qin Sheng said with a smile on his face.
Yang Deng was curious. “Anything else?”
“We just talked about things in Shanghai, you know that. We didn’t talk about anything else,” Qin Sheng said.
Yang Deng was stunned. “Nothing else? He didn’t tell you whether he was willing to let you into this circle?”
Qin Sheng didn’t know anything, yet when Yang Deng said this, he suddenly realized the truth and got lost deep in thought. It was obvious that Yang Deng had introduced him to the old master, but the old master hadn’t said so. What did he mean?
Qin Sheng shook his head when he came back to earth. “No, but the old master promised me one thing. I can ask him for a favor whenever I need one, as long as this favor is within his ability.”
Yang Deng sighed with helpless emotion. It seemed that this path had been blocked.
“I’m ready to go back to Hangzhou. What about you?” Qin Sheng was a little upset and confused, but he didn’t know why. Thus, he just changed the topic.
Yang Deng lowered his head and said in a low voice, “You wait for me in the car. I will say hello to the old master and then we’ll go back to Hangzhou.”
Yang Deng was a person who took friendship and promises seriously. Qin Sheng had come to Putuo Mountain with him, so he definitely would not let Qin Sheng get into trouble in Ningbo. He would stop the Lin family if they really wanted to hurt Qin Sheng.
Qin Sheng said hello to the people in the yard and then walked out. He encountered Luo Changgong while he was walking out of the door. Luo Changgong had just come back, so they chatted a little. Luo Changgong would definitely tease him.
On the other side, Lin Ze had suffered many losses in Landison Resort. Therefore, he left with Fu Bo angrily. When he walked out, he called Lin Changhe and said that Qin Sheng had refused to see him and rejected him directly. He wanted to ask Fu Bo to take Qin Sheng away. Although they’d fought with each other, Third Master Wu’s people had stopped them and stood by Qin Sheng.
Of course, Lin Changhe knew what Lin Changting meant. They had a tacit understanding, as they had been brothers for many years. Thus, when Lin Changhe heard Lin Ze’s words, he was annoyed. This nephew was really a piece of trash, but he couldn’t blame Lin Ze for this. He had told him to invite Qin Sheng here, not drag him here. This stupid guy had even used violence at Third Master Wu’s birthday party. Did he like to play with fire?
Lin Changhe just sighed. It seemed that Qin Sheng was a taboo subject for him. After all, he had nearly been killed by Yan Chaozong, so he felt some resentment and suspicion for the Lin family.
“What should we do, uncle? Do we need to find someone to make him leave Putuo Mountain?” Lin Ze asked.
Lin Changhe was angry with Lin Ze. Why hadn’t he tried to think about it? Third Master Wu had known all about this. If he really beat Qin Sheng, Third Master Wu would definitely get angry with him. After all, Qin Sheng had come to celebrate Third Master Wu’s birthday.
Lin Changhe held back his anger and said in a low voice, “That’s fine. Just stay away from this affair. I will try to figure it out. You come back.”
“We’ll just let it go, uncle?” Lin Ze was astonished. This was not the Lin family’s style. Why would they worry about tackling Qin Sheng?
Lin Changhe, who did not want to talk to him anymore, said he was busy and then hung up the phone. He had no idea what the Lin family would be like if Lin Ze took over the Lin family’s business. If he was as excellent as his nephew, Lin Songhao, he would not worry so much.
Lin Ze still had no idea what was going on when he hung up the phone. He could not figure it out so he stopped thinking about it. He turned his anger to Fu Bo and said, “What’s wrong with you? You can’t even beat him down?”
Fu Bo, who had no idea, just said, “Young Master, he is fierce. He is different from the person he used to be when he was in our home.”
“Really?” Lin Ze mumbled. Of course he believed Fu Bo’s words. It seemed that he’d have to take more people when he met Qin Sheng next time. He didn’t want to be beaten twice.
Qin Sheng waited in his car for more than ten minutes. Then, Yang Deng came back and told him to go. They immediately moved to Hangzhou.
Yuan Ke, Qu Huanxi, and the Dugu siblings arrived half an hour earlier than them at Hangzhou. Different people were thinking about different things. Qu Huanxi called Yan Chaozong when he got into the car, while Yan Chaozong had left Hangzhou to go to Shanghai.
“Your love rival created a buzz today. He’s really well-known.” Qu Huanxi sneered.
Yan Chaozong scorned. “Ordinary people all want to create a buzz. Skillful people choose to play it down, as they are confident enough.”
“In my opinion, Hangzhou will not allow such a high-profile person to exist. I really want to know what he looks like when he is crying,” Qu Huanxi said triumphantly.
Yan Chaozong said happily, “Therefore, tonight we will let him have a taste first. I will wait for the good news.”
“Ha ha ha ha!” Qu Huanxi laughed out loud.
It was already eight o’clock at night when Qin Sheng and Yang Deng arrived at Hangzhou. It was dark outside. After all, it was the end of September, so the city near the sea got dark early. Everything was smooth on the way home. Nothing happened, and the Lin family did not stop him and Qin Sheng.
When they were off the highway, Qin Sheng and Yang Deng separated. Qin Sheng went to the airport to pick up Lin Su with Gu Qingyang. Lin Su would be off the plane half an hour later, so Qin Sheng would finally be on time.
Gu Qingyang was waiting in the parking lot. Meanwhile, Qin Sheng was waiting for Lin Su at the arrival hall alone. Soon, he saw Lin Su coming out with her colleagues while laughing and chatting. Lin Su, who had already spotted Qin Sheng, looked at him with smiling eyes, attracting her colleagues’ attention. They all laughed at Lin Su, who had such a good boyfriend that would pick her up every time she came back from business trips. Of course, all women wanted a man that treated them well.
Today, Lin Su was dressed in a pure style. She was wearing a pair of white shoes, whitened jeans, and a white T-shirt, and she had tied her hair into a ponytail that made her look like a university student. No matter what she wore, her pretty face made her look beautiful all the time.
When Lin Su walked over to Qin Sheng with her suitcase in hand, Qin Sheng opened his arms in front of the envious eyes of Lin Su’s male colleagues. Lin Su, who knew what he meant, hugged Qin Sheng shyly.
Absence made the heart grow fonder. The same applied to people who were in love.
Qin Sheng led Lin Su to the departure hall after saying hello to Lin Su’s colleagues. At the same time, he called Gu Qingyang to drive his car over and pick them up.
“Why does your skin look better after you’ve been out for a few days? My girlfriend is getting beautiful all the time.” Qin Sheng was making Lin Su happy, just like he used to. All women wanted to be praised by a man. It just depended on who the man was.
Lin Su, who enjoyed being praised, touched her face and said, “Really? Maybe the environment and air is better there. It is a better place to live compared to the city.”
Qin Sheng said happily, “When we get older, we can go back to Zhongnan Mountain and live there. The environment in that area is also very good.”
“That is okay, but I’m afraid that you are not willing to give up on this colorful world.” Lin Su joked.
Qin Sheng said, “The world is colorful when you are with me. I’d rather go to hell than live without you.”
“Here you are again.” Lin Su smiled.
On the way back to downtown, Lin Su was lying on Qin Sheng’s chest while Gu Qingyang was driving the car quietly. This was his first time seeing Qin Sheng’s girlfriend. His senior uncle and other people had talked about her before and said that Lin Su was a beautiful girl. Today, he finally had the chance to see her. Gu Qingyang was actually attracted to Lin Su when he saw her. All men wanted a beautiful woman like her.
Gu Qingyang, who was just getting to work, could not stop thinking. What would his girlfriend be like? When would he meet her?
“I saw Lin Ze on Putuo Mountain today,” Qin Sheng told Lin Su.
Lin Su suddenly became nervous. “Did you fight?”
She knew what her brother was like. He caused too much trouble when he was in Ningbo and Shanghai. Of course, he could not control his temper whenever he saw Qin Sheng.
Qin Sheng did not tell her that they had fought. He just shook his head and said, “No, but your second uncle wanted to see me, and I refused. After all, the meeting was in Ningbo. I didn’t know what they wanted to do, so I didn’t take the risk.”
Lin Su sighed. “They still don’t want to let us go?”
“I don’t know, but I’m sure that they will come back for me again. I will know what they want to do when I see them.” Qin Sheng frowned.
Lin Su smiled. “That’s okay. We can leave Hangzhou if they force us. I like Xi’an, so it would be nice to go back.”
Qin Sheng shook his head. “I’m turning 30, so I can’t live like this. I want to have a stable life and have babies. Therefore, I will try to solve this thing once I get the chance.”
“Be careful,” Lin Su said gently.
Qin Sheng nodded and hugged her tightly.
When Lin Su and Qin Sheng arrived downtown, they found a restaurant near their community and sat down. Then, the first gift sent by Yan Chaozong and Qu Huanxi came.
Chang Baji called Qin Sheng hurriedly and said that something had happened at Poly International. After listening to Chang Baji’s explanation, Qin Sheng knew that it was not simple.