Chapter 45 – You are not suited for one another
Xing Zhongwan and Qi Yun got off the plane. As soon as he got to the parking lot and turned on his mobile phones, his phone rang.
Xing Zhongwan carried Qi Yun into the car, closed the door and glanced at his phone before picking it up.
Those long and narrow eyes narrowed slightly, as he muttered an ok.
He then knocked on the car window. The window came down and Xing Zhongwan said to Qi Yun who was inside, “I have something to do. You go to the hospital first and I will meet you there when I am done.”
Qi Yun nodded, “Be careful and come back early.”
Xing Zhongwan couldn’t help reaching out and touched Qi Yun’s skinny chin, “Be obedient and don’t get angry.”
Qi Yun grabbed Xing Zhongwan’s hand and put it on his lips before kissing it, “I’ll be obedient but I’m a little worried in these troubled times.”
Xing Zhongwan drew back his hand carefully, “Don’t worry.” He gave some instructions to the driver in front of him and watched the car carrying Qi Yun slowly leave.
The smile on Xing Zhongwan’s face gradually faded and he slowly walked towards the safety exit with his hands in his trouser pockets.
After exiting the parking lot, a gust of cold wind came in through the open window, hitting Qi Yun’s forehead. Qi Yun frowned slightly. His heart was inexplicably flustered and Xing Zhongwan’s words by the small pond by the south of the Yangtze River were like a time bomb ticking in his heart.
When he woke up in the middle of the night, he was always subconsciously felt around his bed, and it was only after he felt Xing Zhongwan’s warm body that his heart settled down.
The driver in front saw that Qi Yun’s hair was a little messy and asked carefully, “Third young master, do you want to shut the window?”
Qi Yun turned his face to the side and the cold wind wafting in from the window brought in the smell of the car exhaust’s smoke. There was the smell of dust that was different from the fresh and natural air in the South Yangtze River and Qi Yun actually missed it. From the moment he came back, some things started to change quietly.
Xing Zhongwan called a taxi. When he got out of the car, he paid the driver and the driver looked at the side door and the handsome young man, “I’ve read about this place in news magazines, but I didn’t expect to come here one day.”
Xing Zhongwan gave money to the driver and smiled, “There’s nothing good about this place. It’s full of demons, ghosts and monsters.”
After speaking, he walked straight towards the gate. The driver had a regretful expression, for such a beautiful person, there seemed to be a problem with his mind.
Xing Zhongwan rang the doorbell and after a while, the door slowly opened. An old man with gray hair came out and bowed down towards Xing Zhongwan, “You’re here. The chairman has been waiting for you for a long time.”
Xing Zhongwan took off his sunglasses and nodded to the old man, “The Shen family has opened the door for me. The treatment towards me is too good.”
The old man said nothing and stretched out his hand to guide Xing Zhongwan, who suddenly turned around, “Have I seen you somewhere before?”
The old man smiled, “It’s good that you remember me. I was lucky enough to see the young master a few times when I was younger.”
Xing Zhongwan put the sunglasses in his pocket. When he saw the old man, he felt that he looked familiar and felt that he had seen him somewhere before. Turns out he had seen him as a child and was fated to meet him again now.
Xing Zhongwan followed the old man into the Shen’s family house. The main building of the Shen family was a three-story European-style building. In front of the main building was a very large garden full of rosemary. Along the way, there were servants who all wore uniforms and bowed their heads respectfully. No one said a word. The huge courtyard was too quiet.
Xing Zhongwan followed the old man to the second floor. As soon as he went up the stairs, Xing Zhongwan caught a strong smell of medicine and coughed from time to time. He understood most of it in his heart and it seemed that the rumor was true, that Shen Qinghong was indeed seriously ill. This idea was suddenly overturned after Xing Zhongwan met Shen Qinghong.
The person lying on the bed was very weak and her body was attached to a medical instrument with some fluid hanging down and connected to her hand. She was as thin as a wooden board and Xing Zhongwan doubted whether she could survive till tomorrow.
Shen Qinghong clutched her chest and coughed a few times. Those lost eyes were stunned when she saw Xing Zhongwan. She struggled to get up. Xing Zhongwan hurriedly stepped forward to help her up and let her lean on the bed. Shen Qinghong looked at Xing Zhongwan and a trace of grief and wonder flashed in her eyes.
“Xing Yanyin?” Xing Zhongwan sat on the chair beside the bed and covered her with a quilt, “Do you know my grandfather?”
Shen Qinghong smiled, “You really look like him, but those eyes look very much like your mother’s.”
Xing Zhongwan was taken aback, “You know my mother? But I never heard her talk about you.”
Shen Qinghong’s eyes were slightly red, “Your mother and I have had a great affection for one another since childhood, it was unfortunate that I couldn’t help you those few years ago.”
Elder Li on the side came in with the medicine, “Miss, it’s time to drink the medicine.”
Shen Qinghong waved her hand, “Take it away. I want to talk to this child. “
Elder Li lowered his head and sighed as Xing Zhongwan watched Shen Qinghong take out a photo from under her pillow and hand it to him, “My body can last for another month at most and I have to wait for Yun’er to finish his operation anyway before I can pass away.”
Xing Zhongwan looked at the two girls in school uniforms in the photo. One had a stern face and a very serious face while the other had a youthful and beautiful smile.
Xing Zhongwan’s hands gently brushed it, “Qi Yun’s smile looks very much like your’s.”
Shen Qinghong was stunned for a moment and then burst out laughing before coughing uncontrollably. The thin chest heaving up and down looked a little frightening and felt like it would break at any time.
“Yun’er rarely smiled in front of me ever since childhood. He was serious like a tiny adult, not like other children at all. It was even more impossible for him to pretend to be cute. There are many grievances hidden in my heart. While the mother was still her, she was still alright. However, as soon as she returned to the Qi family’s house, the child’s personality became even worse. I still regret it now. At that time, I shouldn’t have let him go back to the Qi family’s house, cough, cough… But now that I think about it, in such an environment, if he didn’t do what he did, how could he protect himself?”
Shen Qinghong rested for a while, “I apologize to you on behalf of Chen Ying about the photo. He is a stubborn person, and he hasn’t changed his thinking yet. I’m sorry for the trouble he has caused you.”
Xing Zhongwan said nothing and just looked at Shen Qinghong. Shen Qinghong took a few breaths as Xing Zhongwan handed her a cup of water.
“Qi Yun actually doesn’t know, right? After talking to you today, my impression of you is a little different from what I thought before. You have never harmed Qi Yun, right?”
Shen Qinghong took a sip of water and put the cup aside, “You are such a transparent child, it’s no wonder that Yun’er likes you.”
Xing Zhongwan didn’t expect her to say this, and felt a little embarrassed for a while.
Shen Qinghong said, “This child’s prejudice against me can’t be resolved in this life. It’s okay if he hates me. I’m already dying. As long as the Shen family can be handed over to him, I can join my mother with peace of mind.”
“What’s the deal with you calling me here today?”
Xing Zhongwan looked at Shen Qinghong with a hint of pity in his heart. In the end, such a figure of great-standing ended up waiting for death alone.
“I just wanted to see you before I die, to see Qian Yi’s1Xing Zhongwan’s mother. child.”
Xing Zhongwan said, “How did you recognize me?”
Shen Qinghong smiled, “Your grandfather left a secret lifeline and my mother has told me of this before her death. She ordered that as long as you made a move, it would definitely mean that Qian Yi’s child is back inside the circle, so if necessary, the Shen family would use all their strength to protect you.”
Xing Zhongwan straightened his back and a thin layer of sweat appeared on his palms. “My grandfather and Mrs. Qi were… old friends?” During his grandfather’s rushed funeral, Mrs. Qi looked indifferent so Xing Zhongwan thought that the two just knew each other out of courtesy. Later, when Mrs. Qi helped him and his mother, Xing Zhongwan also thought that it was because of the old lady’s temporary kindness, he didn’t expect them to have a deeper connection.
“My mother and your grandfather have been close friends for many years. Later, my mother married into the Qi’s family, so she covered up this relationship to avoid suspicion.”
Shen Qinghong finished speaking, staring at the bracelet on Xing Zhongwan’s wrist, “That thing in your hand was the bracelet that was given to my mother by your grandfather back then. They all talked about a phoenix tree in the corridor of the Qi family, which allowed for a phoenix to perch on that phoenix tree, bringing all the children of the Shen family good matches in marriage. The owner of it can inherit 35% of the shares in the Shen family. Qi Yun gave it to you, not only as a sign of trust, but also as a sign of recognition.”
Xing Zhongwan was stunned as he looked at the exquisitely carved phoenix pattern on his wrist and was speechless for a while.
Seeing him like this, a trace of sadness flashed in Shen Qinghong’s eyes, “You are a good boy and I liked you as soon as I saw you. If you can be with Qi Yun, I will be able to smile even as I die. However, with his personality. You two are not suited for one another.”
Xing Zhongwan raised his head. So this was the purpose of seeking him out today.
Shen Qinghong straightened up and put her hand on the back of Xing Zhongwan’s hand, “Child, I’m dying and I know Qi Yun’s personality all too well. I just ask you to weigh the original relationship between our two families. If Qi Yun does something too outrageous, please…cough, cough.”
Shen Qinghong arched her body forward as her face turned blue from coughing. Xing Zhongwan patted her on the back, “You need a good rest now.”
Shen Qinghong grabbed Xing Zhongwan’s hand, her skinny knuckles hurting, “Yun’er cares about you too much. If he one day crosses the line, please leave some thoughts for him and spare him so that he can survive. I’m here to beg you for this.”
Shen Qinghong’s eyes were flushed, and her chapped lips were trembling. Xing Zhongwan couldn’t bear to look anymore, so he lowered his head and replied, “I promise you!”
In the interrogation room, Qi’s fourth young master could be described as haggard with disheveled hair as he stared out of his blood-shot eyes, “What did my mother say? When can you bail me out?”
Lao Hu’s expression was also very bad, “This matter is very difficult to handle. Madam has been grounded inside. There’s also a video of you and Miss Qiu… The master is angry. You need to… wait for this matter to pass…”
Qi’s fourth young master slammed his fist on the table, “Wait! How dare you make me wait? How can there be a video leak of me and that dead woman? Qi Yun, it must be Qi Yun. Why didn’t you suppress it? Why! Grandpa must have given up on me, how can a ruined member of theQi family be the heir?!”
Qi’s fourth young master screamed out with all his strength and collapsed on the chair.
Lao Hu knew very well in his heart that Qi’s fourth young master had no chance of turning over the situation again. Qi Zongcheng now wished for him to disappear from this world. Even if it brought shame to the Qi family, he will not save him.
“Lao Hu, you better help me. Bail me out! I want to see Qi Yun. He hurt me like this. I won’t let you off easily this time! Hahahaha, Qi Yun, why did the Shen family help you even though you are blind and disabled? I am also the grandson of grandma so why? Why was I never better than you in anything? Why is my fate always worse than yours!? Hahaha, you f-cked me over! I won’t let you live in peace! Qiyun, wait for me. I’m going to kill you!”
Lao Hu looked at Qi’s fourth young master, who already went insane, and frowned. He’s walking himself to a dead end and Madam Qi can’t protect herself, so he has to find a way out for himself.
T/N: More and more secrets gonna be unraveled. They are starting to hint at Xing Zhongwan’s true background~ Try not to give any spoilers to our fellow readers who have not finished reading haha, let them figure it out 🙂 But for real, it’s just so sad…
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