Chapter 6 – I have been chasing you for so many years. Finally, I have received some news of you
Xing Zhongwan guessed that it was another blind date. His eyes twitched as he looked at the dozen or so photos in front of him. Sitting across from him was a freckled young white woman who was wearing a haute couture suit.
When Xing Zhongwan closed the photo album calmly, the woman on the opposite side made an exaggerated expression.
“Wang, you don’t pike meng do you?1碗，你似西方拦还纸吧 (1) vs 晚,你是喜欢男孩子吧 (2)
Aunt Aisha is speaking in broken chinese,. It’s supposed to be Wǎn, nǐ shì xǐhuān nán háizi ba (2) instead of Wǎn, nǐ shì xīfāng lán hái zhǐ ba (1).
Her pronunciation is off.” Xing Zhongwan became disabled after hearing her broken Chinese…
“Please speak English. And no, I don’t like men. I just don’t want to get married at the moment. Thank you…”
The woman opposite him looked disappointed, but soon became excited, “I’m going to your hometown, Wanwan. I’ve always wanted to visit the house you mentioned, it must be beautiful.”
Xing Zhongwan scratched his ears, it really was better speaking English.
Thinking of the house that had already been donated, Xing Zhongwan nodded, “My visit will be short. If you have time, you can visit it. It should be open to the outside world.”
Aisha, who had an excited look on her face, made Xing Zhongwan laugh. However, an important point in time was overlooked, which was that Aisha’s visit would occur around the beginning of summer.
Shen Congxin was forced to work. When he finally finished his work and wanted to go back home to sleep, he was stopped by the company’s executives at the door, “Little Vice President, where is the third young master?”
Shen Congxin wanted to go home, “Do you have something important to settle him? If it’s not that urgent, wait a few days.”
“There is a document that needs to be signed by him.”
Shen Congxin was helpless, “Is it already the beginning of summer?”
After he finished speaking, he realized that Qi Yun was in the south of the Yangtze River and he would definitely be there as even the thunderstorms wouldn’t be able to shake him off.
He took the file and left wisely. Sigh, he was going to wait for that old man to come back.
Qi Yun was indeed in the south of the Yangtze River. He just arrived the day before yesterday and was watering flowers in the garden. After the house was bought over by him, he rehired all the people who used to work here. The servants of the Xing family did not ask much. Most of them still had feelings for the house and returned to work.
With a new owner, everyone wondered if they should change the way they greeted. Qi Yun only said, “The master remains the same, I’m just guarding the house for him and waiting for him to come back.”
The servants of the Xing family have always been wise so they didn’t ask too much. They only did as they were instructed and stared at this Mr. Qi, who always came to stay in Lixia every year, with some strange pity.
He was waiting for the young master, but the young master will not come back.
The weather in Jiangnan was a bit sultry. Qi Yun was wearing a white shirt with his sleeves rolled up and a pair of loose trousers lining his straight and slender legs. When the secretary came over, he stopped when he saw Qi Yun’s footsteps. After following him for so many years, only when he was in this house in Jiangnan did he look like a person with a little warmth in him.
“Sir, we have a delegation from the X royal family. This is a good opportunity, why don’t you go back?”
Qi Yun put down the watering can and picked up the scissors to trim the branches. “Their timing is not right. What can I do?”
The secretary tensed his forehead. Well, you are the boss so you have the final say.
“I’ll go back after staying two more days.” The secretary was worried about how to urge him to go back, so Qi Yun’s words made him feel relieved, “Okay, I’ll arrange it now.”
After the secretary left, Qi Yun put down his scissors. He looked at the open-wide sky, it was going to rain again.
Xing Zhongwan’s office was open-air and on the top floor, with glass windows reaching from the floor to the ceiling, incredibly bright. Every time Xue Qing and Cheng Zhengzhe came to find him, they always complained that his good office resembled a crystal coffin before Xing Zhongwan told them that they did not know how to appreciate its spacious and free design.
Cheng Zhengzhe pointed to more than 20 secretaries outside, “Have you ever thought about their feelings? Forget the make-up, they can’t even catch a break.”
Xing Zhongwan disagreed as if it were natural, “They get to appreciate their boss’s prosperous beauty from all angles around the clock. This is an extra benefit for them, so what’s there not to like?”
When Xing Zhongwan said this, the other two felt their stomachs churning…
This time Cheng Zhengzhe had come to Xing Zhongwan. The secretary understood Cheng Zhengzhe’s gesture, telling her to leave so he opened the door and went inside. Sure enough, Xing Zhongwan was there, lying on a huge reclining chair wearing sunglasses… while sunbathing…
Cheng Zhengzhe took off his sunglasses in disgust, “Get up and sign this.”
Xing Zhongwan first opened his eyes in dissatisfaction as the dazzling sunlight almost forced them to tears, “Can’t you see me pondering about my freedom? Don’t disturb me.”
Cheng Zhengzhe didn’t care, “While you were pondering about your freedom, Laozi was working his arse off. Don’t bother me? Hurry up and open for business!”
Xing Zhongwan got up impatiently before taking the document and the pen from Cheng Zhengzhe’s hand. He signed it and threw it into his arms.
Cheng Zhengzhe passed him a bottle of perfume, “Hey, the new bottle is for you. You’re running out of the old one, right?”
Xing Zhongwan received the delicate perfume bottle with complicated feelings
It’s because of this one thing that shit almost hit the ceiling fan.
“You can customize a different fragrance for me next time.”
Cheng Zhengzhe raised his eyebrows and found that the matter was not simple, “After using it for more than ten years, suddenly you want to change this. Confess. What happened?”
“It’s just that I’m tired of it. Aiya, if you have nothing else, just leave!”
Cheng Zhengzhe disliked this. He disliked this very much. Was he not a bro anymore? What’s there to be ashamed of? That Qi Yun almost recognized him because of this scent?
“Okay, I’m leaving. I won’t come next time even if you invite me. I’m getting a panic attack even just looking at your office. By the way, was the old house in Jiangnan really donated? Isn’t your little aunt in the list of visiting groups? Hey, are you lsitening to me!? You won’t be getting longan and red dates soups in Lixia anymore at this rate.”
Hearing about Lixia, Xing Zhongwan jumped up immediately, “What did you say?”
Cheng Zhengzhe almost stumbled like a dog eating shit, “Why did you get so excited? Isn’t it just a bowl of soup? Every year, the internal affairs of the country will just pass by accordingly, wasn’t this year also… Wow, what is with your face? Is the sky going to fall? Or is our group going to collapse? Hey, hey hey, say something Laoxing!”
It wouldn’t be so coincidental, would it? They stumble upon each other, right!
Aisha came to Jiangnan a day before she was going to leave China. She was very interested in the old mansion mentioned by Xing Zhongwan and wanted to come and see it for a long time. Unexpectedly, when she came here in high spirits, she was told that this house was a private house and could not be visited. Aisha was not happy anymore, wasn’t it supposed to open to visitors? How could it be private? She finally made this trip and couldn’t just go back like this, so she was about to negotiate with the people at the door. When the door opened and a group of people came out, Aisha couldn’t help but look over and was stunned when she saw the man in the lead… Wow, was that an oriental fairy? It was the first time she saw an oriental man whose appearance was comparable to that of her little nephew.
Qi Yun glanced at Aisha, “What’s the matter?” The servant at the door hurried up to explain the situation.
Qi Yun was silent and was about to leave when Aisha on the side walked up to him. It seemed like this person was the one to call the shots around here, “This mister. This manthsion is ownership of my newphew…2这位线沈，这个污子是我纸子的(1) vs 这个先生, 这个屋子是我侄侄的(2)
Aisha’s bad chinese enunciaion strikes again.
It’s supposed to be Zhège xiānshēng, zhège wūzi shì wǒ zhí zhí de (2) instead of Zhè wèi xiàn shěn, zhège wū zi shì wǒ zhǐ zi de(1)….”
“You may speak English.” Qi Yun was expressionless and a little impatient in his heart.
Aisha breathed a sigh of relief at her poor Chinese…
“This house is open to the public, so why is it a private house? I want to go in and visit, can I please?”
Qi Yun’s expression changed. Not many people knew about this house, so how could she know that it was supposed to be open to the outside world?
His heart feels that he has just dug up something.
“I am the owner of this house.” Qi Yun was testing the waters.
Aisha’s eyes widened, she didn’t find the wrong place, right? Impossible, the address was given to her by Wan himself.
“No, no, this house belongs to my nephew.”
Aisha hurriedly explained this but Qi Yun was completely stunned. He hurriedly took a step forward, “What did you say? Can you say it again? Nephew? Is he Xing Zhongwan?” The beauty up-close made Aisha’s heart beat faster and the accompanying assistant pulled her sleeve and whispered in her ear, “Your phone.”
Aisha answered her phone. The reception staff who was a local here heard the news and hurried over. They were stunned when they saw Qi Yun. Qi Yun’s secretary stepped forward and asked them with discernment, “What’s the matter?”
The staff bent down and whispered, “I didn’t know the princess of the royal family of country X would come with the visiting group. I don’t know why they came here, so I hurried over in a panic after finding out.”
The secretary took two steps back and quickly walked to Qi Yun’s side before saying a few words in his ear. Qi Yun stared at the woman who was still answering her phone. This person must be related to Wanwan.
“Wan, didn’t you say it’s open to the outside world? Why can’t I go in? But there’s a really good-looking man.”
Xing Zhongwan was pacing back and forth in the office while holding his phone, “What did you tell him?”
“I said it belonged to my nephew, and he also mentioned a Chinese name. I didn’t understand it, but I still remember the pronunciation.”
Xing Zhongwan stopped, frowning deeply, “Don’t talk to him now. Did you tell him you don’t know anything after he asked you any questions?”
Aisha was puzzled, “Why? Do you hold any grudges against him?”
“Don’t worry about it, don’t say anything anyway.”
Aisha turned her head and glanced at Qi Yun. Those eyes were looking at her with integrity. Aisha sweated coldly, “I now believe that you have a grudge with him. Well, I will keep it a secret, but as a condition, you must give me three years of free prime-time commercial slots on your TV station.”
“Fine, go ahead and tell him whatever.” Xing Zhongwan gave up.
Aisha hurriedly said, “One year is one year. The deal is done!”
Xing Zhongwan put down the phone and turned his head quickly. He picked up his jacket and walked out of the office. On the way, he called Xue Qing, “I’m going out for a while, you and Laocheng will watch the situation here.”
Xue Qing was eating steak, “Where are you going in such a hurry?”
“Go to see the lion’s cub.”
Xue Qing was unhappy, “Didn’t you just come back after seeing him? No, there is a very important event next week that you have to attend on behalf of the group. You can leave a few days later after that.”
“No, it’ll be too late by then. I’m leaving today!”
Xing Zhongwan started the car as Xue Qing put down her knife and fork, “Give me a reason!”
“The lioness is about to give birth. I’ll go back and see if her cubs are born yet.”
Xue Qing almost flipped the table, “Xing Zhongwan, is it your child that will be born soon? What are you anxious about!”
After shouting, Xing Zhongwan also hung up. Cheng Zhengzhe sat opposite her, “What’s wrong?”
Xue Qing wiped his face with an impatient tone, “Xing Zhongwan ran away again!”
Cheng Zhengzhe spit out a mouthful of red wine as Xue Qing threw the towel on his face that had an idiot expression.
“The situation was not as simple as we thought!” The towel in Cheng Zhengzhe’s hand turned purple as he came to this conclusion.
“What the heck, it’s been almost three years since he left Qi Yun, but he’s still not normal. If I had known this earlier, Laoniang would have tied Qi Yun and taken him abroad. I don’t care if he is the third young master Qi or young master Shen. I would’ve stripped him and tossed him to Laoxing. “
Cheng Zhengzhe raised his hand silently to express his approval. Women are not easy to mess with nowadays…
Sure enough, Aisha immediately became tight-lipped after receiving the call. No matter what Qi Yun asked, she always kept a fascinated smile and didn’t say a word. Qi Yun was very sure in his heart about this gut feeling and made a phone call to the Foreign Affairs Office in person. His hands trembled with excitement.
“There will be a follow-up group to X country next week? I’ll apply to accompany them.”
The person in charge of the foreign affairs department couldn’t understand why this party who wasn’t a part of the visiting group suddenly became so interested in this.
“With your current status it is not easy to follow them. What title will you use to follow them?”
“The representative for the Shen family has not been decided yet right? I’ll go in person.”
There was silence for a while, “Is this related to the person you’re looking for?”
Qi Yun hummed as the corners of his mouth couldn’t help but curl up slightly.
“Okay, I’ll make arrangements for you. The rainbows have finally come after the storm, it seems. Come and fill in the application. There is enough time to approve the documents to make it in time for the departure date.”
Qi Yun hung up the phone, feeling a little excited as he held the string of beads on his wrist. This uncontrollable joy and unease were complicated emotions that made his mood go up and down.
I have been chasing you for so many years. Finally, I have received some news of you
I will always be able to find you, with God helping me.
T/N: I’m sorry for all the non-sensical english in this chapter… I really didn’t know how to translate it otherwise.. grr
Also, I’ve just started reading the reviews on NovelUpdates, seeing how Forced into the Deep is ending soon (Just less than 25-ish chapters more!) And… it made me a lil sad, like did I really chastise poor Qi Yun in my T/Ns in the early chapters? Some reader who read till chapter 9 commented that I might’ve went overboard in teasing Qi Yun uwu… Welp, haha sleeping 3 hours a day sure does make your brain say some mean things (but it’s alright as long as it’s not an actual, breathing person right? – fictional people are fair game! *nod nod*)
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