Chapter 44 – Qi Yun, do not lie to me.


Xue Qing called Cheng Zhengzhe, “Did you call Laoxing just now? No wonder I couldn’t call him again after that.”


Cheng Zhengzhe recently came out of the meeting room so it was very noisy.


“I’m so angry.”


Xue Qing asked, “What did Laoxing say?”


“He told me to shut up!” 


Xue Qing didn’t speak for a long time before she finally sighed, “Then let’s shut up.”


Cheng Zhengzhe loosened his tie and grabbed the wig on his head, “Qi Yun is really cruel. I thought this little wolf cub had some conscience, but I didn’t expect it! Look at him walking down step by step. First, Qi’s fourth young master was arrested, then the incident regarding the illegitimate children of the Qi family broke out, and today he didn’t want to even let his mother live. This incident was aimed at Guan Yang on the surface, but it was actually going to bring down the Qi family. Who didn’t know that this was a sensitive period? With so many pairs of eyes watching as a shocking scandal broke out this time, the Qi family will not be able to put an end to this.”


“The most terrifying thing is Qi Yun’s mind, which is too deep! He can’t just drag Laoxing down. Laoxing has put so much thought on him. This is sad.”


Xue Qing pursed his lips and glanced at Professor Gao who was preparing to board the plane at the airport, “Don’t worry, I’m here. I’ll know what’s going on when I return to China. Don’t worry and work hard. The stall will be handed over to us, we have to finish it. And… with Laoxing’s personality, I believe him. He is still very calm at this critical moment. I will hang up first. Go complete your matters first!”


Xue Qing hung up the phone as she smiled and walked towards Professor Gao. Professor Gao pointed at her, “Miss Xue seems to be worried about something.”


Xue Qing spread her hands and Professor Gao patted her shoulder, “Are you worried about Mr. Qi’s condition? You don’t need to worry too much. Mr. Qi has a very high chance of a successful surgery.”


Xue Qing was a little puzzled, “Isn’t it less than 50%?”


Professor Gao smiled, “Yes, the initial diagnosis was indeed the case, but after more consultation, we have communicated the situation with Mr. Qi’s secretary, Mr. Chen Ying. Didn’t they tell you the good news? It’s a pity.”


Xue Qing was stunned on the spot. She almost folded her passport and the air ticket in her hand. How rotten.


“Qi Yun!!!”


Shen Qinghong held the newspaper in her hand when the nurse on the side wanted to come up to give her an injection. She waved her hand and the little nurse left the ward with her prescription.


“What’s going on?” Shen Qinghong slammed the newspaper onto the hospital bed, while the secretary on the side wiped the sweat from his forehead.


Shen Qinghong closed her eyes and calmed down after a while, “I told Chen Ying not to carry out such petty tricks in private, but he just won’t listen! You tell them to suppress this news.” 


The secretary wiped the sweat from his forehead, “I’m afraid it won’t be easy to suppress. The impact of this matter is too great.”


Shen Qinghong straightened up, “Then find something that has a bigger impact to suppress this! Cough, cough, cough!”


Shen Qinghong coughed violently, “Let Elder Li come in!”


“Yes Chairman!”


Uncle Li came in after a while. Shen Qinghong handed him the newspaper, “See? I don’t care what happens to the Qi family but that child, Xing Zhongwan can’t be involved. You let what happened that year come to light and summon Chen Ying back to me. If we do not succeed, we stand to lose more than we can gain!”


Xing Zhongwan sat in the bathroom for a long time with his phone in hand. Although the angle of the photo was ambiguous and his face could hardly be seen, anyone who is familiar with him should be able to tell at a glance, otherwise Cheng Zhengzhe and Xue Qing would not angrily call him themselves so early in the morning.


The angle chosen was very ambiguous. The photo of him and Madam Qi was taken after Qi Yun was drugged and he made an appointment with Madam Qi. In the photo with Qi’s fourth young master, he was lying down as Qi’s fourth young master bent down to look at him. The posture angle was very ambiguous. It was taken when Qi’s fourth young master came to find Qi Yun and was beaten by him.


Xing Zhongwan held the phone, unable to describe how he was feeling right now, when a push notification suddenly came in. Xing Zhongwan opened it and immediately understood that the real headline-maker was here!


The news, through a few candid photos, talked about the Qi family’s mother and son’s chaotic private life. The mother and son robbed a man. If he wasn’t Xing Zhongwan, the party involved, he would have believed the photos. The news that broke out was the fact that Qi’s fourth young master was not the child of the son of the Qi family, but that he was born to Madam Qi and her lover. This was the headline.


It really stacked up one by one, and the timing was so perfect that Xing Zhongwan would applaud.


Someone had been planning this for a long time, and these secretly taken photos means he had always been followed by someone. Not only followed but also recorded bit by bit. A lot of things have happened in the past few days and no wonder Xue Qing and the others are so angry. No matter how they think about it, there was no way this had nothing to do with Qi Yun.


Xing Zhongwan put his phone on the washstand and wiped his face. If he hadn’t been with Qi Yun for so many days, if he hadn’t known Qi Yun well, he would have believed it.


He got up, opened the door, walked out of the bathroom, and walked to the bed. Qi Yun was still asleep. Xing Zhongwan watched him for a while, covered him with a quilt, opened the door and left the room. Before walking a few more steps, he saw Chen Ying. Xing Zhongwan walked up to him expressionlessly, “Does Qi Yun know what you did?”


Chen Ying stood up straight. He was neither humble nor arrogant, “Young madam, you are the one wearing the bracelet so I’m calling you young madam, but the heir of the Shen family can’t marry a man!”


Xing Zhongwan smiled and suddenly punched him. Chen Ying staggered, his glasses fell to the ground, and the lenses shattered, “I hate people making a fuss about me the most. Qi Yun is short on people on his side right now, so I won’t embarrass you.”


As Xing Zhongwan squatted down and grabbed Chen Ying’s chin, a sharp pain came. Chen Ying was sweating profusely.


“Also, remember this from me. I’m not interested in the Shen family, but you have no right to control who Qi Yun wants to be with!”


Shaking off Chen Ying’s chin, Xing Zhongwan got up and stretched. Turning around and going downstairs, there was no smile under his seemingly relaxed appearance.


Qi Yun drank the millet porridge and turned his head slightly, “Wanwan, are you in a bad mood today?” 


Xing Zhongwan put down his fork, “No.”


Qi Yun frowned, “No, the atmosphere is not right. You won’t be like this if you’re in a good mood.”


Xing Zhongwan held his chin, “How should I be like?”


Qi Yun put down the bowl in his hand and stretched out his hand to hold Xing Zhongwan’s, “What’s the matter?”


Qi Yun asked cautiously as Xing Zhongwan looked at him and suddenly felt that he didn’t understand Qi Yun.


“Qi Yun, did you find someone to follow me?”


Qi Yun paused for a while, then retracted his hand and grabbed the blanket over his knee nervously for a long time…


“Only to protect you, nothing else.”


Xing Zhongwan chuckled, “Why are you so nervous? If they’re only just following me, I have nothing to hide. We will go back tomorrow, so I will go out for a walk today. I don’t know when I will be able to come back to Jiangnan next time.”


Qi Yun didn’t say anything to stop him this time, as he let Xing Zhongwan walk away. After that, he lowered his face.


“Where’s Chen Ying?”


The attendant beside him hurriedly took two steps forward, “Secretary Chen was called back by the chairman and should be at the airport now.”


Qi Yun maneuvered the wheelchair and moved out of the dining room, “Read today’s news to me.”


The attendant lowered his head and looked at the others around him. Qi Yun said calmly, “Quickly!”




After Qi Yun finished hearing it, he did not respond for a long time. The attendant behind him was sweating coldly and asked cautiously, “Master Yun, you..?”


Qi Yun closed his eyes and they were unable to read his emotions, “Suppress the news.” 


The attendant was hunched over, “Master Yun, the chairman of the board, has told me to pass you word that she has already given an order to suppress the news so please let Chen Ying live. He has been loyal to the old lady for half his life. As such, she has summoned him back first!”


Qi Yun clenched his fists tightly as blood dripped on the blanket on his knee. Qi Yun opened his eyes which were full of ruthlessness, “Shen Qinghong! “


Wanwan was his bottom line and no one could touch him.


Xing Zhongwan ate two bowls of rice paired with boiled shrimp made by Uncle Zhong. Old Uncle Zhong handed a silk scarf to Xing Zhongwan to wipe his mouth.


“Master is in a bad mood.”


Xing Zhongwan replied with a smile, “How can you tell?”


As long as you are in a bad mood, you will like to eat white rice. When you were a child, you taught the master that you can eat three bowls of white rice in one go.” Old Uncle Zhong got up and cleaned up the tableware and chopsticks on the table.


Xing Zhongwan picked up the fragrant tea that had already been prepared, “I just felt a little bored.”


Old Uncle Zhong stopped, “The Qi family is really acting too ruthlessly. Is young master disappointed?”


Xing Zhongwan stretched out his arms with a smile as his two long legs knocked on the bluestone floor tiles.


“You also think Qi Yun did it?” Qi Yun’s bad history was too extensive. 


Old Uncle Zhong walked to Xing Zhongwan’s side and looked at his melancholically slanted eyebrows, “Young master, you have always lived a very transparent life and most of the children in our family’s personality have always followed the master’s. However, to say you can’t bear this is saying too much compared to the young lady. One thing you are better at than the young lady1Xing Zhongwan’s mother. is that you know what you want. The master put all his energy into keeping you and the young lady away from the rights and wrongs of the world. You were also very clear that once you come back, these right and wrong choices to make will automatically come to find you. The Qi family are the unknown variable. In fact, you already have the answer and have decided on your future path, so what else can you worry about? You just know too much in your heart and know that you can’t but bear with it. Emotions become compulsions if you can’t let them go.”


Xing Zhongwan wrapped his arms around Uncle Zhong, “Oh my Uncle Zhong, I have made a mistake. I’m the one who’s supposed to worry about you when you’re so old.”


Old Uncle Zhong patted Xing Zhongwan’s back, “Young Master, even if you become seventy or eighty years old, in my heart you will always be the skinny kid who ran around the house with his bare buttocks.”


The smile on Xing Zhongwan’s mouth slowly faded away, “This time I will go back. I don’t know when I can come to see you, so you have to take care of your health.”


Xing Zhongwan came back with a bag of tea in his hand and looked around for Qi Yun but couldn’t find him. He finally found him in the small pond beside the tea garden.


Xing Zhongwan walked over and just as he was about to speak, he saw four and a half crescent-shaped wounds on Qi Yun’s open palm.


Xing Zhongwan went back to the house to get the bottle of disinfectant, came back and squatted beside Qi Yun. As soon as he touched Qi Yun’s hand, Qi Yun shrank back.


Xing Zhongwan pulled on it hard, “I know you didn’t tell them to do it.”


Qi Yun’s hand stopped in midair as Xing Zhongwan took some cotton and dipped it in iodine for disinfection.


“In the future, if you’re angry, can you stop venting your anger with your body? It took me so much effort to raise you like this and you don’t even cherish it.”


“Wanwan!” A low and hoarse voice called out.


Xing Zhongwan sighed.


After taking care of both of his hands, Qi Yun stared blankly at the ground. He dared not make any other movements.


Xing Zhongwan circled him before he stopped in front of Qi Yun and put a thin coat behind him on his body.


“You mentioned before that you don’t like people lying to you.”


Xing Zhongwan straightened up and straightened Qi Yun’s bangs, which had been ruffled by the wind as he touched his dry lips.


“Me too. Mutually using each other is the unspoken rule of this society. I understand and accept it, but I hate deception and my heart hurts when I’m deceived. I don’t like pain and I never forgive!”


Qi Yun had an uncomfortable expression. As Xing Zhongwan approached Qi Yun’s ear, the fragrance of pine wood mixed with the smell of iodine.


“So… Qi Yun, don’t lie to me.”


T/N: A lot of peepo say lying is bad and will eventually come back to bite ur arse, so try not to lie! If you wanna lie, only lie to peepo who got a bad haircut. Don’t be like Qi Yun :O


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