Shen Yuhuai had just finished his work so he replied, “I asked Yan Kailin’s friend. He told me.”
Chen Qizhao’s eyes returned to his mobile phone and he responded flatly, “Oh.”
Yan Kailin’s social circle did intersect with his. It wasn’t strange to ask for a phone number. The thing that surprised him was that Shen Yuhuai would look for himself, not someone else.
After the two of them finished eating, Shen Yuhuai drove him back to school. They arrived at school and Shen Yuhuai returned to the research institute.
Before Chen Qizhao entered the dormitory building, he saw Yan Kailin standing downstairs. Yan Kailin ran over to check the situation. “F*k, why didn’t you pick up when I just called you?”
There were too many annoying phone calls so he simply turned on airplane mode.
Chen Qizhao looked at his breathless appearance and said strangely, “Is something wrong?”
“Of course, there is something wrong. Your brother is upstairs and waiting for you at the door of your dormitory.”
Yan Kailin heard the sound of the door after taking a shower and thought that Chen Qizhao had come back. Then the moment he opened the door, he saw Chen Shiming’s big Buddha, which was extremely frightening. He explained, “He has been here for more than half an hour. It seems that he is looking for you for something. You didn’t answer your phone so he asked me about it.”
Chen Qizhao looked up at the dormitory building. “Is he still there?”
“Yes,” Yan Kailin said. “Your brother is even fiercer than my older brother. I just invited him into the dormitory but he started to question me. To exaggerate, it was the scene of an interrogation. He asked us what we were doing at the racetrack in the afternoon.”
He added, “However, it seems he has come here to criticize you fiercely. I found an excuse to come here and tip you off. This way, you can avoid it and don’t have to suffer hardships.”
Chen Qizhao snorted. He didn’t care about Yan Kailin’s obstruction and directly went upstairs.
Yan Kailin couldn’t stop this person and had to follow to see the situation.
Chen Qizhao reached the door of the bedroom and saw Chen Shiming.
The man’s clothes hadn’t been changed. He stood in the doorway and was dressed so solemnly that the students passing by on the same floor had to look at him twice.
Chen Qizhao didn’t speak and went forward to open the bedroom door.
Chen Shiming looked at Chen Qizhao and saw that his brother hadn’t closed the door, so he followed inside.
Yan Kailin originally wanted to go in and join the fun. In addition, if there was a fight then it was better to stop it. However, before he could enter, the bedroom door was slammed shut.
The dormitory was very clean. This was the first time Chen Shiming had entered the dormitory of Chen Qizhao’s school. Compared to home, the school dormitory could be called so simple that there was only a bed and computer. His eyes wandered around and finally stopped on the bookcase next to the computer desk. Professional books such as finance, business administration, etc. were placed in an orderly manner. There were even a few folders full of information.
Chen Shiming had also experienced the studying period. There were two differences between bookcases that had been used a lot and bookcases that hadn’t been used. He could clearly see this, not to mention that there was a draft written on the desktop. He couldn’t see clearly what was written on it, but he could see that the owner of the draft seemed to have carefully calculated or prepared something.
In the past, Chen Shiming only thought that this computer was used by Chen Qizhao to play games and surf the Internet. He didn’t think his brother would study professional knowledge and he was even considering hiring a tutor for Chen Qizhao.
“I checked the racetrack carefully and also asked your friends.” Chen Shiming returned his gaze and got to the point. “I apologize to you about this matter. I had preconceptions and misunderstood you without knowing the whole story.”
Chen Qizhao took off his coat and threw it into the bathroom. Then he slightly cocked his head. “Can you still apologize?”
Chen Shiming ignored his tone and continued speaking, “I should apologize for my problem.”
Chen Qizhao ignored him and went directly to the bathroom to take a shower. He changed his clothes, rolled them into a pile and threw them into a washing machine.
Chen Shiming was still standing when he came out. Chen Qizhao suppressed the inexplicable feeling in his heart and changed the topic, saying bluntly, “Ruizhen Electronics came to talk about cooperation again. They say that they want to borrow some channels to cooperate with the companies in the science and technology park.”
Qin Xingfeng’s matter wasn’t right. Chen Shiming originally planned to investigate the situation clearly before talking to Chen Qizhao. Now he saw that his brother was so close to Ruizen and Qin Xingfeng and couldn’t help frowning. “You should stay far away from that boy of the Qin family. He isn’t clean.”
Chen Qizhao changed into shorts and short sleeves and wiped his hair while walking. “Which of my friends are clean? Aren’t they all dubious? In regards to the cooperation, you won’t block me, right?”
Chen Shiming was rarely calm tonight. He wasn’t provoked by Chen Qizhao’s prickly words or that Chen Qizhao in front of him had changed at some people. What used to be just an adolescent child throwing a temper tantrum seemed more obedient than before.
It was only because of this that he became particularly angry when seeing Chen Qizhao fool around after being ‘quiet’ for a month or two.
“No, I won’t interfere with your project. It is just that Ruizhen isn’t clean. I will let Xiao Xu help you…” Chen Shiming originally wanted to say more, but he didn’t say it in the end. “Have you eaten yet?”
Chen Qizhao was stunned when he heard this question. “I’ve eaten.”
“Eat early and rest early.” Chen Shiming stood up and wanted to leave. Then he glimpsed the clear knife mark on Chen Qizhao’s arm and couldn’t help saying another thing, “I have no problem with you playing with modified cars and I won’t care about you anymore if it doesn’t involve lawlessness and the safety of your life.”
“I will ask Xiao Xu to find you a teacher for the driver’s license exam.”
Chen Qizhao suddenly wondered, “Have you eaten?”
“I’m not hungry.” Chen Shiming looked at him. “I won’t be so full of gas if we quarrel less.”
Chen Qizhao’s gaze stayed on Chen Shiming’s face. “You are tired from so much hard work and doing so many things. What else do you do besides work overtime?”
He stood up and grabbed his phone from the table. “In addition to verbally asking others to eat three meals on time, what else can you do yourself? Do you really think you are a robot that can handle work 24 hours a day? You will suffer when you are over 30 years old.”
Chen Shiming, “You……”
“What am I?” Chen Qizhao’s tone was the same and he didn’t even look at Chen Shiming. “Sit down. I ordered takeout for you.”
“Starch noodles or noodles?”
Yan Kailin looked at the bedroom next door to him from time to time. He listened to the movements outside and waited for over half an hour before going next door to check the situation.
“Is your brother gone…” He had just pushed open the door of the bedroom and saw that Brother Zhao’s table with a lot of books had been cleaned up. Chen Shiming was sitting there with his long legs and holding disposable chopsticks that didn’t match his identity.
Yan Kailin wasn’t blind. He recognized the fried starch noodles that were from a late night snack food stall that could be seen everywhere at the school gate.
“I entered the wrong door so I’ll be going.”
Chen Shiming murmured, “I remember that the child of the Yan family previously wasn’t so…”
Chen Qizhao caught a glimpse of Yan Kailin closing the door. “Stupid?”
This walking Holy Father was as stupid as he had been before.
Chen Shiming left not long after eating.
Chen Qizhao sent this person away. He stared at the place where Chen Shiming had just sat for a few seconds and smirked. “He is really easy to talk to when he is younger.”
He deleted the missed calls from his phone one by one. He switched back to VX to see the messages when he suddenly saw a red dot appear on the location of the contacts. He thought someone added him as a friend randomly and clicked in to refuse, only to see a familiar profile picture.
—It was Shen Yuhuai.
Special Assistant Xu worked overtime until late at night. Not only did he investigate the incident in the parking lot, but he also accompanied his boss to experience the wind blowing at night.
The difference was that the boss entered the bedroom and experienced cold air blowing, while he experienced hot air blowing outside.
He waited hard until 11 o’clock when he finally saw a figure walking through the parking lot. He hurriedly got out of the car and wanted to open the door for his boss, when he saw the boss passing by him to the open-air garbage 10 meters away. He threw the thing in his hand into the garbage can.
It seemed to be a takeout box from somewhere.
Chen Shiming wondered, “What is it?”
Special Assistant Xu replied, “Nothing…”
He was hesitating over whether to give his boss a tissue to wipe his hands when his boss’ serious words were heard.
“Check Ruizhen Electronics.” Chen Shiming’s voice was a bit stern. “In addition, the science and technology park. Don’t alert the enemies.”
Special Assistant Xu was in awe and put away the tissue he had taken out from his trouser pocket. “Okay, I’ll make arrangements as soon as I go back.”
It was breezy and sunny.
Qin Xingfeng was sitting in his office and looking at the news in his VX with a gloomy expression. It was sent by his older brother in the Qin family and there was mocking between the lines.
In addition to these words, there was a video that clearly captured the situation at the racetrack of the Chen family on Sunday. The video shooter’s perspective was on Chen Qizhao’s car and he could clearly see himself and Chen Qizhao through the windshield. It recorded the scene of his legs weakening when he got out of the car later.
The video was taken last Sunday and posted in the Moments for almost a day before he found out and contacted the other person to delete it. The other person’s voice was laughing as he said it was a pity to delete the video. However, the time it had been posted was enough to make the video go viral, especially the moment when he left the car and his legs softened.
It even spread to the Qin family and made him a laughing stock inside the Qin family. They said he worked so hard to squeeze into the upper circle but in the end, he was like a dog kneeling in front of others. They said it was really humiliating for the Qin family.
“I know the video was from Liu Kai,” Qin Xingfeng said angrily. “I haven’t finished this matter with him. Isn’t he planning to build a bar recently? Help me find a way to make his business dirty for me. In addition, there is Cheng Rong. This video wouldn’t have been sent to the Qin family without his help. Help me with this matter and I will help you handle the bidding for A Mall once it is done.”
The person on the other end of the phone agreed.
Qin Xingfeng hung up the phone while still full of anger that couldn’t be scattered anywhere. At this time, Mr Wang from Ruizhen Electronics called.
Mr Wang said, “Xiao Qin, you have done a good job with this matter. Our people have connected with the science and technology park.”
Qin Xingfeng was slightly startled. “What matter?
“What other matter is it? As far as Chen Qizhao is concerned, didn’t you go to the suburban racetrack with him last week?” The tone of Mr Wang was full of praise for Qin Xingfeng. “You were humble with me last time and told me you couldn’t do it. Today, the people below came to tell me that it was done. Chen Qizhao’s words seem to be the password given by Chen Jianhong for the most critical science and technology park. The cooperation was very smooth.”
Qin Xingfeng thought of Chen Qizhao’s almost crazy move in the sports car and said with some trepidation, “Yes… is it?”
Mr Wang laughed. “You did a good job with this.”
Qin Xingfeng was a bit surprised. At that time, he only mentioned it and Chen Qizhao didn’t respond positively at all. Later, those things happened and he didn’t stay at the racetrack for a long time. He thought he would have to communicate with Chen Qizhao a few more times. He hadn’t expected Chen Qizhao to let go and for things to go so smoothly…
Qin Xingfeng felt awkward as he thought about how he got along with Chen Qizhao several times. He asked, “What did Chen Qizhao say?”
Mr Wang wondered, “What can he say?”
“Chen Qizhao is a very strange person…” Qin Xingfeng said. “I feel he is a bit abnormal.”
Mr Wang was silent for a moment. “Isn’t it a good thing that he isn’t normal?”
“I mean that there is something wrong with his brain. I don’t think he is mentally normal.”
Mr Wang added, “If he was normal, we would have a hard time dealing with him. What normal person in the Chen family is easy to deal with?”
“Don’t think about it too much. He not being normal has nothing to do with us. It is best that he is obedient to us.”
“Maybe I am thinking too much.” Qin Xingfeng felt that he was making a fuss when he heard Mr Wang say this.
At best, Chen Qizhao was a child who had just gone to college. His personality might be strange but he wasn’t a monster like Chen Shiming. Why was there to be afraid of?
“The rich second generation like him plays in a crazy manner. The child of the Li family played extreme sports the year before and risked his life.” Mr Wang said, “Besides, if he was a smart person, would he spend so much money to talk to us about the project? If there was a problem, he wouldn’t have talked to us about cooperation in the first place.”
The two of them ended the conversation. Mr Wang explained the next things to Qin Xingfeng, such as using the Chen family’s channels to break into the interior and then exposing the funding loophole when it was found. Then the Chen family could only share the burden due to the contract.
Everything went according to their plan. All that was left was to run the project into a lasting bottomless pit.
CQ’s complicated family dynamics is intriguing to see. Even though CQ did avenge them in his previous life which shows he still familial attachment to them, whether CQ loves his brother and father is hard to answer compared to the feelings for his mother.
Nah, he most definitely does love them. It’s just that he had bad connections with them in his previous life and they were always in a state of cold tension and arguments, making their relationship distant and cold. Adding on to the fact that Chen Qizhao, Chen Shiming, as well as Chen Jianhong are emotionally awkward people from what we can see. So they may not be as apparent in showing concern and affection like how Zhang Yazhi easily does. But you can tell from Chen Qizhao’s actions that he does truly deeply care for them.