A man should know how to behave properly. When he was in a lower position, he could not give up his character and dignity. When he was in a higher position, he should treat others politely, instead of being domineering and arrogant. All men were created equal and life was hard. One should not put the others in a tight spot.
However, there were some people in society. Some of them were rich and thought they were able to solve any problem with their money. Some of them had powerful family backgrounds and connections and thought everything could be done, even including changing the picture of Chairman Mao on Tian’anmen. They were never down-to-earth and held their heads up to bully the weak, but they would ingratiate themselves with people who were stronger than them. This kind of people had long lost their conscience.
In Qin Sheng’s eyes, the men in front of him were this kind of people. Brother Wu and Brother Zheng thought they had high status, so they definitely thought, “Why do I need to apologize to a little artist? Who does she think she is? I won’t say sorry to her, so what can you do to us?”
It was all about keeping their face or venting their anger. Since they wanted face, Qin Sheng also needed to fight for Tang Wan and all the artists and princes of the reception department, but what he fought for was the dignity.
“Well, if you don’t apologize, don’t think that you can walk out of Shangshan Ruoshui.” Qin Sheng shouted in a firm tone. Then he turned to say to Lyu Yuan. “Brother Lyu, call the police. Since they’re unwilling to fix it in private, let the police handle it.”
Hearing this, Wang Haichao, who was worried that calling the police to deal with it would be a slap in the face for Shangshan Ruoshui, rebuked, “Qin Sheng, are you fucking insane?”
What Qin Sheng had said instantly infuriated the drunken men. Brother Zheng took the lead and spoke. “Then let me see how you will block my way.”
Then Brother Zheng directly walked toward the door, followed by his two friends. Qin Sheng reached out to stop him, but Brother Zheng instantly gave him a punch as he thought, “Qin Sheng, a nobody, dared to block my way. Even if I beat him, Shangshan Ruoshui can do nothing to us. Will Shangshan Ruoshui offend its members for a small deputy manager?”
Brother Zheng had already drunk too much. He could not walk firmly, let alone hit people. Qin Sheng stepped aside, dodged it and stretched his leg to trip him. The other two men saw Qin Sheng actually attack their friend. Regardless of the consequences, they rushed toward Qin Sheng, yet they were no match for him. Qin Sheng neatly knocked both of them down in a flash.
The whole room was in a mess. All the artists retreated to the outside of the room. Wang Haichao’s brain had short-circuited. “Qin Sheng is courting death! He actually beat the members.”
At this time, came the guards, led by Chang Baji, who had just returned, in time to catch the farce.
“Manager Chang, Manager Chang, come on. We’re in big trouble and need your help. Qin Sheng lost his mind and actually beat members.” Seeing Chang Baji rush over, Wang Haichao felt as if he found a savior, and he immediately complained to him. It was a pity that he did not know the relationship between Chang Baji and Qin Sheng.
Chang Baji did not care which side was right. As long as they dared to hit Qin Sheng, Chang Baji would help him fight back. Even if Jiang Xianbang came here, Chang Baji would not weaken his stance, let alone a few so-called members. Hence he directly commanded his minions. “Catch them all. Fuck, how dare you make a fuss here! Where do you think you are?”
Wang Haichao was stunned. “What’s the matter? Why is Chang Baji on Qin Sheng’s side, instead of the member’s side? What is he going to do?”
Seeing that the situation was not good, Wang Haichao hurriedly ran out to call Xu Lancheng and Ms. An for help, in case things went worse. Of course, he did this in order to snitch on Qin Sheng. By doing so, he not only made trouble for Qin Sheng, but also made a contribution to their club. What a clever idea he had!
“Dare to beat me. Fuck, you are looking for death. I can disable you. Do you believe it?” Brother Zheng shouted loudly. Now two security guards held his arms and no matter how hard he struggled, he was unable to disentangle himself from their hands.
Qin Sheng snorted, “I don’t believe it. However, you can have a try. But I’m not sure who will be disabled! After all, your lives are more valuable than mine.”
The three troublemakers took turns to scream abuse at him. Chang Baji was sick of it and gave Brother Wu a kick, causing the latter to kneel on the ground and groan in pain. Seeing this, the other two men instantly shut up. At this point, they finally realized that the group of people in Shangshan Ruoshui really dared to bully their members.
Qin Sheng did not intend to make bigger trouble, but the three men were stubborn and reluctant to admit mistakes and even treated him lightly, so he had to make them suffer. If they were not in Shangshan Ruoshui, they could do whatever they wanted. However, today, Qin Sheng could not soften his position.
“I had said that. If you apologize to her, that’s over and you can leave. Out of this place, if you want to fight me, I’ll wait for you. If you refuse to make your apologies, then call the police, and we can solve this problem in public.” Qin Sheng repeated his principles.
It was impossible for the three troublemakers to agree to call the police because they started the fight. And if the rumours spread out, they would lose face. However, if they refused to call the police or make apologies, they would only be able to stay here and suffer. They wanted to ask someone to help them, but they did not know how to make it.
When people were at a disadvantage, they would excuse themselves by using two idioms: “A wise man knows when to retreat” and “A great man knows when to yield and when not”, especially those men with high status and powerful backgrounds. If some things could be fixed in private, they would not bring them to the table.
Brother Wu glanced at Brother Zheng and made up his mind, saying “I apologize”.
Obviously, they bowed to them, but just for the present. Walking out of the door, they would definitely find a way to torture Qin Sheng and let him get out of not only Shangshan Ruoshui but also Shanghai.
“If you had apologized earlier, we would not have more conflicts,” Qin Sheng said with a smile, “Tang Wan, come in. Brother Wu wants to apologize to you.”
Tang Wan stepped in, and her eyes were red from crying. The development of the matter had exceeded her imagination. She thought that no one would defend her and that she would be fired because she hit the member. She did not expect that Qin Sheng would stand up for her. However, things blew up like this, so she guessed that she might get fired according to Shangshan Ruoshui’s style. Thinking that she embroiled Qin Sheng in this farce, Tang Wan felt more wronged and guiltier.
“Manager Qin, how about just letting it go?” Tang Wan whispered.
Qin Sheng shook his head and said, “Tang Wan, don’t be afraid. I’m on your side. We’re all humans. You can’t let others bully you at will, right?”
Qin Sheng raised his head and winked at Brother Wu, signalling “Don’t you want to apologize to her? Hurry up. What are you waiting for?”
“Miss Tang, I am sorry. It’s my fault. I shouldn’t molest you and even beat you. I hope you can forgive me.” Brother Wu forced himself to finish his words with a terrible expression.
Tang Wan stood there and did not know what to say, embarrassed.
Qin Sheng waved his hand and said, “You may go.”
Tang Wan immediately walked out of the room. Qin Sheng waved at the guards and said, “What are you doing? Be quick and release our distinguished guests. Go to make some tea with the super Pu’er. I need to apologize to our guests.”
All of the guards of the security department only took orders from Chang Baji, so they directly ignored Qin Sheng, which was a bit embarrassing. Fortunately, Chang Baji winked at the guards so that they immediately loosened their grip.
“There’s no need. I really dare not drink your tea.” Brother Zheng was simmering with rage, but he did not dare to vent it. Then he said in a deep voice, “Let’s go.”
Hence Brother Zheng and two of his friends left with grievance and anger. Qin Sheng naturally did not block them and let them go.
When the three troublemakers left, the matter was finally over. Every artist present knew that although he helped them retain their dignity, Qin Sheng still had trouble because the three men would not easily let it go. After all, the three guests knew the big boss. It was estimated that Qin Sheng would be expelled from Shangshan Ruoshui soon.
Alas, what a pity! He had just become a deputy manager and would get fired.
At the same time, everyone still had a question: Why did Manager Chang let Qin Sheng do whatever he wanted? He decisively stood on Qin Sheng’s side and gave the initiative to him.
Everyone thought it over, but they could not figure it out.
“You may go to do what you need to do.” Qin Sheng said to the artists at the doorway.
They scattered as well as the guards. Only Qin Sheng and Chang Baji were left. Chang Baji did not know whether to laugh or cry and said, “You’re too impulsive. I’m afraid that Ms. An and Xu Lancheng will get furious!”
“So be it then! I can quit this job. It’s not a big deal. But there are some things that should be done. This is my principle and bottom line, which is more important than this job,” Qin Sheng said in a careless tone. This was his consistent style. Many people would naturally say that people like Qin Sheng would live a tough life in society for he was too principled.
However, Qin Sheng thought that he would not jump into the quagmire and associate with evil people because this society was like this and even if someone did this and lived a better life, he had lost his heart.
Chang Baji responded with a smile. This was the reason why he appreciated Qin Sheng. Few people had the character in today’s society.
When Qin Sheng and Chang Baji walked out of the room, they happened to meet Wang Haichao who came back. Wang Haichao had already known the result of the incident and also reported to Ms. An and Xu Lancheng. Hence he said to Qin Sheng with a gloating look. “Qin Sheng, you’re finished. You should pack up your things and leave.”
Wang Haichao was sure that since the matter blew out, the big boss might learn about it, so no one could protect Qin Sheng now.
Seeing this guy, Qin Sheng got irritated, and directly roared, “Piss off.”
What he said infuriated Wang Haichao, who felt as if his scalp was going to blow up, but he did not dare to retort. After all, he saw how Qin Sheng beat the men just now. If he picked a fight, it was estimated that he would suffer, so he had to choke his anger back, not to argue with Qin Sheng, who would get fired today anyway.
Back to his office, Qin Sheng acted as if nothing had happened. Everyone looked at him with strange looks, but there were a few artists who showed their appreciation to Qin Sheng in private. In their eyes, Qin Sheng was an absolute big man with a heroic spirit today. Although other people said nothing about it, they admired Qin Sheng inwardly.
After half an hour, Xu Lancheng and Ms. An rushed to Shangshan Ruoshui, and Qin Sheng was directly called into the room upstairs. Wang Haichao and Chang Baji followed him. Yu Fengzhi took a vacation today, otherwise, it would be even more hilarious.
Just when everyone was ready to watch the farce, a Rolls-Royce drove into Shangshan Ruoshui. Its license plate was too familiar, and everyone knew that this was the big boss’s car.
At this time, in their eyes, Qin Sheng would be fired without any doubt.