Chapter 43 – What if I’m reluctant
The news the next day really exploded. All this time, Qi Zongcheng kept his silence. At this critical juncture, it was too late for Qi Zongcheng and Qi’s fourth young master to clear their involvement. Unfortunately, there was some conflict in the background and his illegitimate sons were exposed outside using this pretext to illegally occupy their land. For a time, the Qi family was brought to the centrestage of chaos.
Shen Qinghong looked at the newspaper, as the corner of her mouth twitched. She took off her reading glasses and rubbed her temples, “Elder Li, you said that Yun’er will not leave this matter alone. He made up his mind that the Qi family will be no more.”
Uncle Li held the medicine and handed it to Shen Qinghong, “Miss, take good care of yourself. You should leave these things alone.”
Shen Qinghong pushed the bowl away, “Even if I drink it, it’s useless for me. I don’t have much strength left and my time has passed. After this calamity, Yun’er will finally understand that the Qi family is a bunch of hypocritical villains, so don’t worry. Uncle Li, after I die, the Shen family will be handed over to Yun’er. Even if he doesn’t like me anymore, the Shen family is also his grandmother’s family and he will take good care of it for his mother’s sake. Cough cough cough!”
Uncle Li looked sad, “Young Master Yun has a prejudice against you… it goes too deep!”
Shen Qinghong smiled lightly, “It doesn’t matter. As long as he will take the Shen family, what is a small misunderstanding? That child was born with a temper. He is upright, decisive and never sloppy when he does things. Outsiders always think he is too ruthless, but the children who came out of his grandmother’s side, they still have some softness in their hearts even if they seem cruel. I can be rest assured when the Shen family is in his hands.”
The news outside has turned everything upside down. In a small resort to the south of the Yangtze River, everything seemed detached from the world. Xing Zhongwan took Qi Yun to fish and caught nothing all morning. Xing Zhongwan looked at the empty bucket, depressed. He mentioned earlier that he would make fish soup for dinner. When he turned around, he saw Qi Yun with a hat on his head, his eyes were slowly narrowing and he was about to doze off. There was a leaf held up by Qi Yun’s long eyelashes, which were really long enough to support a small leaf. Xing Zhongwan felt playful and leaned over him when suddenly, Qi Yun opened his eyes.
The leaf fell and those eyes looked at Xing Zhongwan. His two hands wrapped around the other’s shoulders, “Stop playing!” Having said that, he couldn’t help but bend his waist and hold Xing Zhongwan’s face, kissing him on the forehead.
“Wanwan, you smell good.”
Xing Zhongwan was stunned for a moment, and pretended to be serious, “You know how you look? Like a good woman who’s been molested by a hooligan.”
Qi Yun reached out and scratched his nose, “You’re teasing me!”
Xing Zhongwan snorted and when he turned around, he saw Chen Ying holding up a phone. Xing Zhongwan got up, grabbed the fishing rod and bucket and went away.
As Xing Zhongwan walked away, Chen Ying held out the phone in front of Qi Yun, “Master Yun, it’s Mr Qi’s phone number!”
The warmth on Qi Yun’s face dissipated as he took the phone. He put it beside his ear and called out to his grandfather in a cold voice. On the other end of the phone, Qi Zongcheng suppressed his anger, “Qi Yun, do you know what you just did to the Qi family and its impact was? If you don’t like that you were cast out before, you can deal with that later, but the timing now is not right! He’s your own brother, why did you still go through with it?”
After listening to Qi Zongcheng’s words indifferently, Qi Yun motioned Chen Ying to push him into a room, “Grandpa, Qi’s fourth young master seduced the Qiu family’s daughter behind my back and pushed her father to commit suicide in fear of being found out. He then made her get in my car, causing the accident. When he hurt me, did he ever consider me as his brother? Grandpa, didn’t you have a good time watching it too?”
“Qi Yun! You…you unfilial grandson!” Qi Zongcheng’s anger could not be suppressed and he wanted to lecture him.
Chen Ying pushed Qi Yun into the room and handed him a glass of water. Qi Yun took a sip, “All you want is a puppet that’s well-kept and obedient. If it spirals out of your control, you will cut off its hands and feet. I don’t like being a puppet. Did you think about today when you cut off my hands and feet? How can I not repay the pain of being betrayed by my relatives? Grandpa, this is just the beginning!”
“Qi Yun, just because you have the Shen family backing you, you think I can’t do anything to you? It’s not good for you to sully the Qi’s family name! Stop it at once. Don’t think just because you are my grandson that I will let it go!”
Qi Yun raised his hand and turned it over, pouring the water in the cup on the ground little by little, “Since I was cast out, I never thought about going back to the Qi family.”
Qi Zongcheng’s voice was trembling
“What about the man next to you? You don’t care about him?”
“If you dare to touch him, I will let the entire Qi family be buried with me!”
With a flick of his hand, the beautiful glass cup fell to the ground and was shattered.
Qi Zongcheng almost dropped the phone in his hand and looked back at Madam Qi who was sitting on the sofa with no tears left to cry, “This is the good son you raised. One by one, all of you drive me mad! Not just, the eldest son is here to collect his debt, the youngest son is an idiot that never realized he was set up and he was locked in. He’s still thinking about saving that woman too! I’m afraid he won’t be able to save himself this time!”
Madam Qi’s face changed greatly, “Father, the fourth son is your grandson and Hua An’s 1Qi Zhongcheng’s son and Qi Yun’s father. Also Madam Qi’s husband.son. You mustn’t not save him!”
Qi Zongcheng was sullen and he couldn’t help thinking in his heart that the Qi family now was really useless. Qi Yun has already cut off his ties with the Qi family. The Qi’s fourth young master…
While he thought about it, there was a knock on the door. Qi Zongcheng’s secretary came in, panicked and said a few words in Qi Zongcheng’s ear before handing over the documents in his hand.
Qi Zongcheng frowned, looking at Madam Qi sharply, “Where is he?”
The secretary whispered, “The person has been brought over from outside. The Shen family said that if this is not enough, there is also a paternity test. They can also bring the proof!”
Qi Zongcheng rubbed his eyebrows and told his secretary to get out. Madam Qi looked at Qi Zongcheng’s anger-filled eyes and got up in a hurry, “Father! You…”
With a crisp sound, Qi Zongcheng slapped her face fiercely. Madam Qi fell to the ground in disbelief before looking up.
Qi Zongcheng was trembling with anger as he threw the stack of documents in his hands on her, “Guan Yang, you are so brave to dare to do such a thing and cuckold the Qi’s family head! Don’t think I dare not touch you. If this matter reaches your own father’s side, my Qi family won’t keep you! As for that evil son! He should just die in prison for me!”
Madam Qi got up in a panic and grabbed a piece of paper on the ground. All the blood was drained from her face all of a sudden.
“No, no… not my father!”
Madam Qi wanted to get up so she crawled over and pulled Qi Zongcheng’s trousers, but was kicked to the ground by Qi Zongcheng, “The witnesses and evidence are gathered. What else do you have to quibble about?! I still wonder why you put so much effort into what you did and why you wanted to keep Qi Yun’s child. It turns out that the Qi’s fourth young master was the son of you and this man! You! You!”
Qi Zongcheng’s blood pressure rose and he almost fainted. Madam Qi turned her head to look at the trembling man who was slumped to the ground as his hair was being held by the bodyguard at the door.
Thousands of miles away in the south of the Yangtze River, Xing Zhongwan was dragged by Qi Yun to the tea garden outside the house. It was like he had nothing to do, so he found something to do. Qi Yun held his hand as Xing Zhongwan yawned. Suddenly, the sound of firecrackers started, as they exploded in the air. Xing Zhongwan didn’t have time to retract his shock as he looked at the fireworks lighting up one by one in the night sky. They formed a single huge word, Wan. Xing Zhongwan raised his chin and was surprised. The sound of fireworks was endless, Xing Zhongwan lowered his head and looked at Qi Yun, “Are you courting a fine lady?”
The light of the fireworks made Qi Yun’s face look extraordinarily gentle, “Do you like it? It’ll be your birthday in five days but I can’t celebrate your birthday. I hope you like it.”
Xing Zhongwan’s nose was a little sour, he turned his head and took a breath. Why couldn’t he make the words ‘he liked it’ come out of his mouth?
Qi Yun held his hand and scratched his palm carefully, “You don’t like it? If you don’t like it, I’ll think of something else…”
A kiss fell on Qi Yun’s lips and Qi Yun was stunned. The tip of his nose whiffed the fragrance of pine wood and it warmed his heart. He stretched his hand around Xing Zhongwan’s neck and sucked on his soft lips.
Under the fireworks, the two of them hugged each other very beautifully, and the entourage around them carefully turned themselves away.
Xing Zhongwan hugged Qi Yun’s thin body. For the first time, he felt a little reluctant to give up. He didn’t want to give up on Qi Yun’s heart, let alone Qi Yun himself.
Xing Zhongwan went back to the room to take a shower. He came out of the bathroom and looked at his slightly swollen lips in the mirror. Xing Zhongwan couldn’t understand why he kissed Qi Yun just now, he just couldn’t help it.
Picking up the towel to dry his hair, his phone rang. In the video, Xue Qing looked at Xing Zhongwan’s lips with an ambiguous smile, “Be honest, what are you up to? I see that your mouth is swollen?”
Xing Zhongwan hummed twice, “If there’s nothing, I’m hanging up.”
Xue Qing said hurriedly, “I won’t tease you anymore. I’ll bring Professor Gao and the others over tomorrow. When will you come back? The Qi family is not at peace. It is impossible for Qi Yun to hide in Jiangnan forever. He has to go back to do the operation.”
Xing Zhongwan thought for a while, “It should be soon. I will meet you by that time. It must have been hard for you all this time.”
Xue Qing laughed, “Don’t talk to me about my feelings, I want the real deal! I’ve been fascinated by your little new target for a long time now!”
Xing Zhongwan’s face darkened, “You only care about Laozi’s cash cow! Get lost!”
Xue Qing acceptingly smiled, “I’m for real. Laoxing, be careful over there and take care of yourself!”
Xing Zhongwan hung up the phone, glanced at today’s headlines as he clutched his aching head. This period would not be a peaceful time.
The next morning, Xing Zhongwan was woken up by the urgent ringing of his mobile phone. He woke up frowning and gently pushed Qi Yun’s hand away from his waist, fearing that he would be disturbed when he answered his mobile phone outside the room.
“What’s the matter? It’s so early in the morning.”
Xue Qing was furious and spoke in a high voice, “I’m so pissed off. Laoxing, look at today’s news!”
Xing Zhongwan hung up the phone and searched up the news page.
His phone rang again and Xing Zhongwan clicked to answer. His expression was very bad.
“Laoxing, have you read the news? Qi Yun, that brat, has now harmed you. Does he even have a conscience!?”
Xing Zhongwan had a sullen face as he said, “Shut up!”
T/N: Wowowow someone started a dumpster fire in the backyard…! What do you do??
A) Call the police (??? Why not the fire department)
B) Dance around it, embrace the satanic rituals and practices. Win 50/50 and flex your gacha luck to those lesser gacha plebs
C) Take videos and post it to Tik Tok
D) Cry and have a panic attack
E) Put out the fire, like a normal person
F) All of the above. In that exact order.
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