“Youngest Uncle.” Qin Li sat down. Only in front of Qin Xing would he act like a little junior, with his hands on his knees, as if he was listening to advice.
The person sitting in the main seat didn’t seem to want to pay attention to him much. The person was sitting on an office chair, wearing a very refined and custom-fitting white suit with a pair of gold wire glasses on his nose that gave off a very ascetic aura. And due to an obsession with cleanliness, even if it was during hot weather, he still also wore white silk gloves.
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But even if he dressed like this, he didn’t have the slightest youthful vibe. Rather, he looked like a tiger, only at the moment he seemed to lack interest in food.
“Oh, you just came to tell me that Xiao Zhen may have messed around with someone last night?” Qin Xing asked with a smile.
Qin Li restrained his emotions and said in the same tone as usual: “He will disgrace the Qin family this way. The Qin family has always been…..”
Qin Xing looked at him, and Qin Li shut his mouth tactfully.
“And so what?” Qin Xing looked like a tiger, watching idly as Qin Li struggled under his claw, “Should I make Xiao Zhen feel wronged for those dispensable families? The Qin family raised Xiao Zhen for so many years, but has yet to receive any return, only to kick him out?”
Qin Xing smiled and said, “I used to think that Xiao Zhen was the same as you, but now it seems that Xiao Zhen sees through to the heart of this matter better than you.”
What did it mean to be like him?!
Qin Li couldn’t help but say, “Shen Zhen is the eldest young master of the Shen family only if he remains in the Qin family. Without the Qin family, the Shen family would not recognize him at all.”
“You’re right.” Qin Xing said with a smile, “Doesn’t Xiao Zhen also understand this? So I will protect him as long as he stays in the Qin family. As long as he doesn’t leave by himself, you can’t drive him away.”
“What’s more, Ah Yue hasn’t come back yet. When Ah Yue comes back. How will you explain it to Ah Yue?”
Qin Li looked at Qin Xing blankly.
The eldest young master of the Shen family, who had no real power, why would youngest uncle protect him?
“The Qin family’s adoption of me is not out of the desire to do good deeds.” Shen Zhen was chatting with the nanny, “Because I have the blood of the Shen family, so once Uncle Qin wants to take over the Shen family, as long as I am here, Uncle could take over the Shen family at the least price.”
The nanny had taken care of Shen Zhen for more than 20 years. She was more like Shen Zhen’s mother. From the time she came to Shen Zhen, she knew that this child needed her care, and even her own son, wasn’t as important as Shen Zhen.
They spent many years together. She took care of Shen Zhen when he was sick, and comforted Shen Zhen when he was sad. Even if there was no blood relationship, it was stronger than even blood relationship, so when she heard that the second young master was going to drive Shen Zhen away, she hurriedly came to ask Shen Zhen what happened.
She still didn’t understand: “Young Master, your surname is Shen, only in the Shen family will you be valuable!”
Shen Zhen explained to her: “I have been adoptted by the Qin family since I was an infant. I have never drank a single sip of the Shen family’s milk, ate a single bite of the Shen family’s rice. The Qin family raised me because I am the eldest young master of the Shen family and the Qin family could take over the Shen family in my name, with the least resistance and the least cost.”
“So the Qin family will protect me. But once I leave the Qin family, what do you think the Shen family will do to me?”
The nanny said quickly, “You would be taken back, Young Master!”
Shen Zhen smiled, laughing at the innocence of the nanny and his own innocence in his previous life: “For the Shen family, I am the weakness held in the hands of the Qin family. As long as I am here, the Qin family could use my name to deal with them. So once I lose the protection of the Qin family, the Shen family will try their best to get rid of me.”
“A child who left the family after being born, do you think he would be loyal to the family that gave birth to him or the family that raised him?”
A smile remained on Shen Zhen’s face, he was not sad at all, “If I were the head of the Shen family, I would also do it, because I can’t afford to gamble.”
Shen Zhen smiled and said, “Don’t worry, I am Uncle Qin’s more than 20 years of hard work, how could he easily give up on me?”
The nanny was finally relieved, but she still asked anxiously, “But what about the second young master? He hates you so much.”
“Don’t worry about him.” Shen Zhen said, “He is still under Uncle Qin’s control. If one day he kills Uncle Qin…..”
If that happened, then he would actually look at him with more regard.
Why didn’t he realize Qin Li was so stupid before?
In his previous life, he actually fought and schemed against this idiot like a raging fire.
The nanny, that is, Mama Zhang, was relieved. She was a person who had no worries, and she didn’t like to use her brain. If Shen Zhen said it was all right, then she believed it was all right, so she had the leisurely heart to call Shen Zhen to dinner.
Shen Zhen was very willing to act like a spoiled child in front of Mama Zhang. He grew up in the Qin family, and since he was a child, he knew that his surname was not Qin. He was not part of the Qin family, so he lived with a very low self-esteem. After a long time, this low self-esteem tutned into conceit. He didn’t want to have too much involvement with the Qin family, and didn’t want to call them brothers, because he thought he would go back to the Shen family one day.
At that time he thought he had been snatched away and his parents must be waiting for him to come home.
He had a loving family waiting for him.
Later, he learned that he did have a family, but the family did not love him or wait for him. They wished he died in the Qin family.
Because so long as he lived for one day, the Qin family could use him as a raft.
So towards his death in the previous life, it was estimated that the Shen family also held some responsibility.
His biological parents actually recognized Su Shiqing as a godson, and gave Su Shiqing a upper class family background.
Everything that belonged to him eventually became Su Shiqing’s.
Shen Zhen squeezed his wrist, and he looked neuroticly at his hand, it had been shattered before.
Stepped on by Su Shiqing, crushing his wrist bones to pieces.
He hated Su Shiqing, Qin Yue, and even himself who was once so incompetent.
But he had to stay away from Qin Yue and Su Shiqing now. Although Qin Yue had not turned against him now, but with Su Shiqing there, that day would not be far away. If a eldest young master of the Qin family who held real power wanted to deal with a Shen Zhen who was only a young master in name only, that was simply too easy.
He had to find a backer for himself while his wings had yet to strengthen.
Qin Xing, the current head of the Qin family.
Shen Zhen couldn’t see through him, even after a lifetime, he still couldn’t see through Qin Xing.
Qin Xing was like an insurmountable mountain, he didn’t even have to do anything, just stand there, and no one would dare to touch the Qin family.
No one knows what Qin Xing wants, he lived like a monk.
He had no desire for money, no lust, did not like to enjoy himself, and possessed no violent tendencies.
He was like a god.
Shen Zhen didn’t know what to use to impress Qin Xing.
Mama Zhang urged: “Go to dinner soon.”
Only then did Shen Zhen wake up from his contemplation, and smiled childishly: “Then you have to remember to eat yourself.”
Mama Zhang replied happily: “I know!”
She liked that Shen Zhen cared about her.
Elders, especially elders who cherish their children, generally want very little.
The Qin family ate together. A huge family that had reproduced generation to generation, and had long become a giant. There were two tables to eat at, the juniors ate at one table, and the elders at another table.
The footsteps of the servants were very light, and in the whole dining room only the clacking sounds of the bowls and chopsticks colliding could be heard.
Of course Shen Zhen was sitting at the junior’s table.
As soon as he arrived, he noticed everyone’s eyes on him. It seemed that the matter of his affair with another at the banquet last night had spread throughout the Qin family. Some people looked down on him, some looked at him with interested eyes, and there were even some who were waiting for him excitedly.
As soon as he was seated, Qin Meng, who was sitting on his left, asked him excitedly, “Did you really sleep with all of them?”
Qin Meng was a standard playboy. He had no big ambitions in his life——his family had money and power. He had no shortage of food, clothing, and enjoyment. He was already several lifetimes ahead of the game without working for it. So his interest revolved around the three inches below a woman’s navel.
“Don’t speak at the dinner table.” His younger sister warned him.
Qin Meng turned his head and said rudely to his sister, “Mind your own business!”
His younger sister was a hero among women, and scolded him with a sneer: “I haven’t told Youngest Uncle about the little celebrities you keep.”
Qin Meng’s shoulders collapsed instantly, and he shook his head at Shen Zhen, expressing that he would ask him after he had eaten.
Qin Meng’s younger sister, Qin Shan, was not a nosy person, and only in the vice of lust was she similar to her brother. Her brother kept female stars, and she kept male stars, so uniquely, this pair of siblings didn’t think Shen Zhen had done a bad thing.
The only bad thing she felt that Shen Zhen had done was that he didn’t know how to cover up.
Unlike her brother, who at least knew to keep a low profile.
But sexual scandals were really not a big deal.
Even Qin Shan felt that second brother was going overboard in targeting Shen Zhen.
Wasn’t it just sleeping with a few people? Besides, the relationship between men and women was entwined, and it was a matter of course to have relationships happen.
Everyone could taste the fun, neither of them were married, at most, just playing with a few at a time was a bit unsightly.
Since they were just each taking what they need, and there was no talk of marriage, what was so forbidden about it?
However, Shen Zhen was secretly looking at Qin Xing at the other table. Qin Xing was a very clean person. Although he was sitting at the same table with others, his dishes were separated from the others. He felt that it was unsanitary even using public chopsticks. Jis utensils were sterilized individually, his gloves were removed before meals, and his hands were washed several times.
Seriously speaking, Qin Yue was not as good-looking as Qin Xing.
Qin Yue’s mother was Qin Xing’s sister. After she got married, she found that her husband was unfaithful, so she ran back to her natal family and ended it with her husband’s family. When she came back, she found out that she was pregnant and gave birth to Qin Yue, so she let Qin Yue follow her surname. She also begged her younger brother to destroy her in-law’s family.
Therefore, Qin Yue called Qin Xing ‘Uncle’ (jiujiu), and other peers called him ‘Youngest Uncle’ (xiao shu). (TN: jiujiu (mother’s brother) vs. shushu (father’s brother), in Chinese there are two ways to say ‘uncle’)
Only Shen Zhen called Qin Xing ‘Uncle’ (shushu), because he was not of the Qin family and had no blood relationship with Qin Xing. (TN: unrelated male elders are also referred to as ‘uncle’)
Qin Xing was more handsome than Qin Yue, and not just by a little bit. Qin Xing had a pair of eyes that seem to be able to read people’s hearts. His nose was very straight and his lips were very thin. There was a beauty mark that looked like a tear under the corner of an eye, but it didn’t make him look softer at all.
Anyone sitting next to him, even if one didn’t look at their face, just looked at their aura, those people could only be used as a foil.
Shen Zhen felt like he only met Qin Xing for the first time.
In the past, Qin Xing was a symbol in his eyes, representing power and status.
But now Qin Xing had become a living person in his eyes.
A person who possessed a strong desire to control, who stood aloof from worldly affairs on the surface, but was actually cruel and brutal.
Dealing with such a person was the same as trying to persuade a tiger to surrender its fur. (TN: expression for an impossibility)
But the Shen Zhen of now had no second path to take.
So Shen Zhen picked up a wine glass and walked to Qin Xing’s side under the eyes of everyone. He bent down and acted like a polite junior, but his eyes were cold, and without hesitation, he said, “Uncle Qin, I toast you.”
No one thought that Shen Zhen, who always avoided Qin Xing, would go make a toast voluntarily.
Qin Xing probably didn’t expect it either, so he picked up the wine glass, looked at Shen Zhen with a smile, and said softly, “Xiao Zhen has become thoughtful.”
Shen Zhen lowered his head, but said stubbornly, “Uncle Qin, I toast you.”
Qin Xing watched Shen Zhen drink the wine, only then did his lips slightly touched the rim of his glass cup.
Shen Zhen raised his head, and Qin Xing looked at his cheeks that were slightly red due to alcohol, asking with a smile, “Is there anything Xiao Zhen wants to tell Uncle?”
Shen Zhen took a step back and bowed to Qin Xing: “Thank you, Uncle, for taking care of me for so many years, but it’s time for me to leave.”
Everyone was dumbfounded.
Including Qin Li.
Shen Zhen actually wanted to leave, he actually dared to leave?!
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Qin Li couldn’t make sense of it. When he tried to drive him away he wouldn’t leave. Why did he suddenly decide to leave, or bid farewell to Uncle in front of everyone?
AN: Shen Zhen: “Haha! Didn’t think of that, did you!”
Everyone: I don’t want to talk, so I just throw out a rejection emoji.
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