Chapter 9 – Reunion (Part 2)
The sanatorium called, saying that Guan Yang has been on a hunger strike for a while because she wanted to see Qi Yun. As such, the doctor had no choice but to contact Qi Yun.
Qi Yun arrived at the sanatorium that night. He walked into Guan Yang’s ward and saw her on the bed
She was tied up, and her hair was messy with dull eyes. Where was the noble and glamorous look of her prior years?
Qi Yun ordered the people to go out before sitting on the chair beside her bed. Guan Yang turned her head to look at Qi Yun with difficulty. Her thin and sunken eyes burst out with indescribable anger the moment she saw him.
“Are you there?” The dry and broken voice sounded like a demon who had climbed up from the depths of hell.
Qi Yun looked at her steadily with no emotion in his eyes.
Guan Yang laughed out loud, “You’re still the same. I’m not happy to see your face.”
Qi Yun took off his leather gloves, “Do you want to die so much?”
“Should I wait to be humiliated by you? Are you not afraid of going to hell after death for treating your own mother like this?”
Guan Yang’s eyes were full of wrinkles. The dark days spent in the nursing home made her age rapidly. Even if living was better than death, living like this was also suffering.
“You can’t die yet, you need to atone for your sins while you’re still alive.”
Guan Yang was startled, but she suddenly burst into laughter, “What am I guilty of? The ones who are guilty are you, all of the Qi family and the Guan family who wanted to cling to power. My father liked the Qi family because of their power. He forced me to marry into the Qi family, to marry that sick child. I lived day and night in the Qi family as the years went by. I thought I could marry your father and sacrifice my love. Who would have thought that his body would be so useless? How much effort did I spend to conceive you? Your father was not good so I pinned all my hopes on you. Who would have thought that the dead old woman would take you away?! Qi Yun, tell me. At Qi’s house where they ate people and didn’t even spit out their bones, what would happen if I didn’t fight to survive? Hahaha, I sacrificed so much so I should get what I want. I’m not satisfied! I never thought that my own son would actually pull me down with his own hands. Qi Yun, you do hate me so much.”
The strong smell of disinfectant in the ward reminded him of the days when he was paralyzed in that suburban villa, when he couldn’t see or move. Where he did not receive any love.
“Do you think of me as your son at all?”
Guan Yang was taken aback. She turned her head to look at the ceiling and a line of tears suddenly flowed from the corner of her eyes.
“I tried my best. When I came back to you, I wanted to try my best to be a good son, but you didn’t want to be my mother. You pushed me away with your own hands.”
Qi Yun lowered his head. He’s been having severe migraines recently. The long-time insomnia only made his headache worse, which could only be relieved by painkillers.
“You are too similar to the Shen family. When I saw you, I was constantly reminded of my past when I compromised to get power. I couldn’t like you. Qi Yun, you are my shame.”
Guan Yang’s words were clear. Qi Yun stood up, “Mother, take care of your body. Your body is related to the honor and disgrace of the Guan family. You must live well.”
Guan Yang turned his head in disbelief, “Qi Yun, how dare you? Are you not afraid of karma?”
As Qi Yun turned around and walked towards the door, Guan Yang’s body was struggling, “Qi Yun, you are a monster! A monster without a heart. You can’t get happiness. A person like you won’t even bow to the heavens. I pity you. What’s the difference between you and me? No wonder Xing Zhongwan left you, someone like you doesn’t deserve anyone’s love.”
Qi Yun paused, then opened the door and went out, telling the doctor, “Take care of her, don’t let her die.”
The doctor called the nurse in to give the emotional Guan Yang a tranquilizer shot.
Shen Congxin approached Qi Yun. He heard Guan Yang’s words from the outside. The mother and son pair were like enemies and he was in no position to express his opinion on their relationship. He only cared about Qi Yun’s body, and his face was very dark.
“Big cousin, I have nothing to do tonight. Shall we go out and relax and have a drink?”
The entourage behind him put a coat on Qi Yun. Qi Yun didn’t stop, so Shen Congxin followed behind quickly, “It’s a very quiet bar, you will recognize the owner of the bar after I tell you more about him. He’s a family friend of the Shen family surnamed Gao. He just returned from abroad. The security is good. Since you work all day long. It’s good to relax once in a while. “
Shen Congxin peeked at Qi Yun’s face and followed him into the parking lot. Seeing that he had not responded, he thought that bringing up the matter had been a wrong move.
Qi Yun sat in the car and looked at the dejected Shen Congxin, “Why are you not in the car yet? Lead the way!”
Shen Congxin raised his head in disbelief. He was belatedly happy and hurriedly got into the passenger seat, “Alright, good. I’ll lead the way.”
Today, the sun really rose from the west. His eldest cousin actually agreed. His Godmother must have blessed him from heaven.
Shen Congxin and Qi Yun walked into this bar in the downtown area and the quiet was really different from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The bar was in the center and there was a big stage full of musical instruments. Shen Congxin told Qi Yun that the resident singing skills here are very good and some of them become artists when they leave. Qi Yun was not interested in this. The reason why he followed Shen Congxin here was mostly because he did not want to go back and face his empty room.
The owner of the bar was a rich second-generation businessman surnamed Gao. He came back to open this bar a year before the last and it was very popular in the circle. There was a membership system so the people who could come in were either rich or exquisite.
The waiter at the front desk called him and he said yes. When a distinguished guest arrived, he thought about what kind of distinguished guest he could be, but when he saw Qi Yun, he almost couldn’t hold back.
“What a rare guest!”
Gao Qiao stretched out his hand, and Qi Yun shook it for the sake of courtesy, obviously not wanting to talk more. Gao Qiao understood that with Qi Yun’s current status, even extending his hand was already giving him a lot of face.
He hurriedly told the person in front of him what to do before Shen Congxin stopped him, “Somewhere quiet.”
Gao Qiao understood and hurriedly led them to a quiet location on the side with a good view.
This was a fully open bar and there were no private rooms. There was no one in sight but the bodyguards that Qi Yun brought were all quietly scattered around the seats around Qi Yun, quietly watching the surroundings.
Gao Qiao let them open a bottle of antiques.
Shen Congxin pointed at him, “You sure started preparing early today. I thought we arrived a little too early, but I didn’t expect that you were already finished preparing everything.”
Gao Qiao poured wine for the two of them, “Today was also a coincidence. I was abroad, but a few of my good friends came back to China today and said they wanted to come and see me, so we aren’t actually open for business today.”
Shen Congxin picked up the wine glass, “Will we disturb you?”
Gao Qiao shook his head quickly. Qi Yun was here and he didn’t dare to disturb him even if he had a lot of courage.”No, you can do your thing and they will do theirs.”
“Speaking of which, didn’t you always want to connect with Qingyuan Capital?” Their meeting was pushed back by Zhong Gang for an unknown number of times.
“One of the people here today is the real boss of Qingyuan. I can introduce you to each other.”
Shen Congxin’s eyes widened, “Really? Thank you so much, Brother Gao.”
Gao Qiao hurriedly said something polite, but his eyes couldn’t help but glance at Qi Yun. Qi Yun didn’t speak and sat quietly in the corner, rubbing his forehead.
He seemed to feel that someone was looking at him. He raised his head and looked over at Gao Qiao. When he quickly opened his eyes, it was so f-cking scary that his eyes seemed to eat people. As he was embarrassed, a clear female voice came from the door, “Laogao, come out to pick up the guests quickly, Laoniang is here to spoil you.”
Gao Qiao looked overjoyed. He got up and said sorry to Qi Yun before walking quickly to the door .
Seeing Xue Qing at the door, he couldn’t help but give her a big hug, “I’ve kept you waiting.”
Xue Qing pointed at him with a smile, “I haven’t seen him for a few years, and you’re still in good shape. They say that after men get married, they will become fat. You haven’t changed at all, not bad.”
Cheng Zhengzhe behind her tilted his head forward, holding three red envelopes in his hand, “Laogao, Laogao, red envelopes for you.”
Gao Qiao patted his shoulder, “You guys are still so polite. What kind of relationship do we have to have to fake these courtesies?”
“Of course we do. Remember to double it when I get married.”
Xue Qing gave him a blank look, “That’s if you can get married.”
“Why can’t I get married?” Cheng Zhengzhe was dissatisfied. Seeing that the two were about to quarrel, Gao Qiao quickly changed the subject, “Where’s Laoxing? Why do I not see him?”
“He’s looking for a parking space. Don’t worry about him, let’s drink first.”
Gao Qiao led them to the center as Shen Congxin looked over curiously. Qi Yun was in a trance with his wine glass and didn’t know what to think.
At this time, after the commotion at the door, the two people walked in. Cheng Zhengzhe looked up and hurriedly sat down beside Xue Qing. Xue Qing wanted to push him away, annoyed.
He just saw Zhong Gang walking pass with a boy with a very stunning appearance.
“Why did he come? Seems like the word spread fast. Sissy, ask for more blessings for yourself.”
Xue Qing looked like she was about to watch a good show.
Zhong Gang walked over and sat next to Gao Qiao very calmly, “I heard that the boss will come, so Xiao Ying wanted to come over and have a look.”
He glanced at Cheng Zhengzhe, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Cheng Zhengzhe only looked indifferent, sitting closely next to Xue Qing.
Xue Qing looked at the boy who was picked up by Xing Zhongwan in the practice room two years ago, “I heard that you have had a crush on Laoxing for many years. Laoxing’s secretariat office has enough roses to open a flower shop now. It won’t be easy, but courage is good. Good luck!.”
The boy was very calm, “The boss is a very good person.”
Xue Qing raised her eyebrows. She did not want to scare away the child. Picking up the wine and looking forward, a tall figure appeared at the door. Xing Zhongwan tossed his car keys and walked in with a pair of big sunglasses, “Laogao, it’s really difficult to find parking here, but the interior decor is not bad.”
Gao Qiao immediately got up and greeted him, “You’re here. I haven’t seen you for a long time. Let’s have a few drinks today and see if you or I will fall first.”
Xing Zhongwan took off his sunglasses, “What you said, don’t regret it!”
Leaning on the sofa carelessly, he nodded to Zhong Gang. The little boy beside him looked at him, a little shy. Xing Zhongwan sat up straight and thought carefully, “Who are you? Who is this?”
“Boss, I’m Xiao Ying. I was in the practice room at the headquarters two years ago. Do you still remember me?”
“You’re very popular, not bad! Keep working hard.”
Xing Zhongwan smiled, as the boy looked at him with smitten eyes. If someone said he didn’t have feelings for him, he won’t believe them. It’s not that he didn’t know who sent the flowers to his office, but he really had no interest in men. If the other person were a girl, he might consider it. Though he really didn’t like to touch his subordinates. But it was okay to have a deeper understanding of what your type is.”
The whole company knew that Xing Zhongwan didn’t touch men, but this kid was quite persistent.
Gao Qiao rolled up his sleeves, “Since you came back today, I’ll cook a bowl of noodles. I already knew you were coming so I’ve come prepared. Wait here.”
Xing Zhongwan got up and hugged him, “Laogao, I think your noodles have been around for many years. It must’ve been really hard for you to cook noodles in a bar, but what should I do? I just love your noodles to death, thank you so much.”
Gao Qiao pointed at him with a smile before turning around and going into the bar’s kitchen.
He moved quickly and a bowl of noodles was prepared after a while. When he brought it out, he happened to pass by Shen Congxin’s table. Shen Congxin stuck his head out to stop Gao Qiao, “Since when could we still order food from your bar? Did you make this yourself? Whose getting such good treatment? I have known you for so many years and have never eaten this before.”
Shen Congxin was also half-joking. The two were very familiar with one another and they used to talk in a straightforward manner. If they were curious, they would ask each other casually. Unexpectedly, Gao Qiao was happy today so he did not hide anything, “He is a very good friend of mine abroad. It is a custom in his hometown to cook these noodles.”
Shen Congxin asked casually, “Who is it? Do I know him?”
“I don’t think you know him. He came straight from abroad. Your Shen family did not set foot into the film and television industry, otherwise you should know something. Half of the private TV stations in country X belong to their group. Qingyuan is also under their group. I will introduce you to him later. “
“Country X?” Shen Congxin felt like he touched a nerve.
“What’s his name?” Shen Congxin swallowed.
Gao Qiao was about to answer him when hurriedly walked away because Xue Qing stood up and laughed, “Xing Zhongwan, get up and sing!” Come on, come on, you lost! Hurry up!”
Xue Qing’s voice was loud, and Shen Congxin heard it all clearly.
He looked at Gao Qiao in disbelief, “Xing Zhongwan?”
Gao Qiao didn’t know why, “Yeah, do you know him?”
Shen Congxin turned his head quickly.
Qi Yun was holding his cup and had raised his head a long time ago. His eyes were fixed on the booth in front of the stage. His whole body was stiff like a puppet that had lost its traction and his lips were tightly pursed. His five fingers which were holding onto the wine glass began to turn white because of the force.
Those beautiful eyes were glowing. He wanted to believe but dared not. When he decided to give up, God just made another huge joke out of him.
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