It was the Hongfu Building again.
Xiao Yucheng thought about it before arriving. He felt very surprised that Dazhe was able to invite Lord Jin. Although this old man hadn’t been showing up in the past ten years, as if he was waiting for his death in a nursing home, he had to show some respect to this old man.
Fortunately, some of his idiot-like subordinates lost their way to another place last night. They didn’t do anything. Otherwise, it would not be easy to cope with the old man who had asked him to come over a peace settlement banquet.
It’s just that… The two places are totally in the opposite direction. There are street signs along the way. Those guys are local people anyway. How could they still get lost?
A smile appeared on Xiao Yucheng’s face. He then opened the private room door and immediately laughed and said, “Oh, Mr. Jin! Mr. Jin, it’s been a long time! Sorry, I’m late. I’ll take three shots as punishments later! What? Haven’t you ordered yet? Waiter!”
Dazhe and Lord Jin were one step early, sitting here drinking tea.
“Xiao Yucheng, leave it first.” Lord Jin smiled and waved at Xiao Yucheng.
Xiao Yucheng sat down directly, but never looked at Da Zhe the whole time, “Here, Mr. Jin, I’ll serve you tea!”
“Hehe, it’s rare that you are so thoughtful.” Lord Jin put on a fake smile.
Xiao Yucheng also put on a fake smile, “What are you talking about? Although I was not the person under you when I was out in the street, “Tangkou” that I’m in and your gang “Shantou” are also regarded as a brotherly alliance. You are an elder, always an elder!”
“You are so considerate. Not many young people nowadays are like you.” Lord Jin nodded, “Xiao Yucheng since you also said it. There are some connections to how you say it. Then will you take it easy on doing things?”
“Old Jin, what are you talking about?” Xiao Yucheng smiled, “Am I the kind of person who does things without a sense of decency? If so, I wouldn’t be able to survive here anymore.”
Lord Jin narrowed his eyes, “Then, you and Dazhe are not here to hold a peace settlement banquet.”
“Of course!” Xiao Yucheng pounded the table and said, “Aren’t we here to accompany you to chat and drink… Well, Dazhe, what do you say?”
Dazhe took a deep breath, nodded, and raised his glass toward Xiao Yucheng, “President Xiao, I have offended you a lot. I ask your pardon. Here’s to you.”
“No big deal. Everyone is civilized.” Xiao Yucheng drank it without pulling a long face, and then suddenly said with a displeased expression, “But I say Dazhe, you are no fun. If you say that you are Lord Jin’s people, we didn’t have to be in a stalemate yesterday, did we? Come on, the original job. I’ll ask someone to do it. If you don’t want to do it, then don’t! There will be a lot of opportunities in the future. Your brother, I will keep it for you. You are one of us. Let’s make money together!”
“Let’s talk about it later.” Dazhe nodded calmly.
Xiao Yucheng said again at this time, “Mr. Jin, it’s your fault!”
Lord Jin asked curiously, “What? Did I do something?”
Xiao Yucheng said, “Isn’t it? Why didn’t you tell me earlier that Dazhe is on your side? I wouldn’t let him do those tired works of the past if I had known it earlier! Are you trying to trick me? What happened that day is rumored that Xiao Yucheng didn’t treat Lord Jin’s people well. How can I survive! It’s your fault. What do you say?”
“Okay, okay.” Lord Jin chuckled, “It sounds a bit like that. Well, I’ll take three shots too as punishments later.”
“Three shots do not make sense.” Xiao Yucheng looked upset. He looked at Lord Jin’s slightly frowning brows and laughed, “Of course we’ll get hammered tonight before we return, right?”
They spent a long time on this meal. It was said that they wouldn’t return until they got drunk, but they were basically people who drank well and could only get a bit tipsy.
After Xiao Yucheng’s driver picked him up, Big Head only dared to show up and quietly get Lord Jin and Dazhe into the car.
Lord Jin counted the Buddha beads in the car. His face was ruddy. He smiled and said, “Xiao Yucheng is a real deal. You have also seen this tonight. This poisonous snake… It’s probably not that simple, but he wouldn’t dare to make a false move. This person gets a little overconfident. I saw people from the underworld a few years ago when they came to congratulate me on my birthday, but they have not been so crazy. Um… Dazhe, try to keep in contact with him as little as possible in the future.”
“I can see it too.” Dazhe nodded.
“Sir, where shall we go now?” Big Head turned around and asked.
Lord Jin said calmly, “Go back to my place. Big Head, you will sleepover at my place tonight. I need you to do something for me tonight.”
“Okay!” Big Head chuckled and said, “Sir, can I offer you a back massage?”
“Why, do you want a job here?” Lord Jin smiled and said, “You have some mind on me again, seeing that my old face is still useful?”
“Drive now. Let’s talk about it later.” Lord Jin waved his hand.
Dazhe didn’t interrupt the conversation between Lord Jin and Big Head. He just sat silently leaning on one side, holding a key in his hand. It was given to him by Luo Qiu.
He would think of it at this time because things about Xiao Yucheng were over… Suddenly Dazhe didn’t know how to return the key to him.
The key to his house door.
A knock at the door sounded.
At this moment, Luo Qiu was looking at the photo album he found upstairs in his home. There were more photos of his father with his grandparents when he was young.
Now it seemed that his father’s appearance was not very alike to his grandparents… Since he accidentally heard the fact from Grandma Xiaochun, Luo Qiu had a feeling that the connection between himself and the world had been cut away.
It was a very subtle feeling… It didn’t seem to be a pity. The degree of suddenness in his heart was far less than he imagined as if he was subconsciously able to accept this change.
But at the same time, another connection with the world seemed to be established unconsciously…
But the knock on the door interrupted his thoughts. The person who came to him so late was not someone else, but Luo Zheng, the son of his cousin Luo Shan.
“Brother Zheng, is there anything you want to do with me so late?” Luo Qiu opened the door to welcome the guest.
“Are you exhausted these two days?” Luo Zheng walked in.
Luo Qiu served him with tea, shook his head, and said, “I didn’t do anything. You are more tired. You haven’t rested for several nights, have you?”
Luo Zheng sighed and then sat here silently, “Well, I’ll just sit for a while. I need space… The atmosphere at home is a bit unpleasant and upset.”
“It’s okay.” Luo Qiu sat down again and looked at the photo album in his hand.
Luo Zheng looked at Luo Qiu in a daze. No one knew what he was thinking. Luo Qiu looked up and asked, “Is there something wrong?”
Luo Zheng leaned over at this moment. After hesitated for a while, he asked, “Oh, Luo Qiu, you are an intellectual. Would you please give me some advice?”
Luo Qiu closed the album and said with a smile, “Let’s talk about it. Besides, my opinion is not necessarily good. The key is what you think.”
“I’ll just ask.” Luo Zheng shook his head and said sternly, “Luo Qiu, do you want me to tell Dazhe about my grandma? Oh, it’s my former brother-in-law. You have seen him before on the way you’re coming. Does that ring a bell?”
Luo Qiu nodded and suddenly asked, “Then what puts you in difficulties?”
“It’s not because my family doesn’t like him.” Luo Zheng said with resignation, “But to be honest, although Dazhe did a lot of bastard things outside, he treated us very well. You can see it, right? On the day he picked you up, he stuffed me with things. He never asked for anything. Sometimes he stuffed me with money and let it be the pocket money for my sister’s child.”
“So, you want to call him?”
Luo Zheng nodded and said, “Yes. After all, he is from the village next to ours. He will come to pay his last respects to grandma anyway, right? What’s more? Dazhe had shown a lot of kindness. If I didn’t tell him… I feel a little sorry for him. If you don’t even let him pay his last respects… Oh, it’s uncomfortable. But I’m afraid that my parents and my sister will be uncomfortable and make things unpleasant.”
Luo Qiu smiled and said, “You seem to care about this former brother-in-law?”
Luo Zheng sighed and said, “I was this big when my sister married Dazhe. At that time, I would follow him every day. I felt like he was a hero. At that time, Dazhe ran a vehicle repair workshop himself. Although it’s not a big garage, it’s okay to take care of my family. Hey, to be honest, when I was a child, I thought about learning to repair cars when I grew up.”
“Aren’t you doing well now?”
Luo Zheng said, “It’s just making a living. What’s good or bad? People have to plan for themselves and can’t keep staying in place.”
Luo Qiu paused and said softly, “But you still can’t let go of this brother-in-law, right? Otherwise, you won’t come to me to talk about this thing.”
Find out what happens next by getting early access to chapters with Patreon! Please do check out the community goal in our Patreon as well! Thanks for the support! Click here to access our Patreon page.