“Just drop me off here.” Shen Zhen told the driver to stop at the intersection.
Qin Yue didn’t force the matter either, he knew Shen Zhen’s temper, and sometimes he was just extremely stubborn.
Qin Yue nodded, with concern and worry in his eyes: “Be careful.”
Shen Zhen waved his hand and got out of the car.
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He watched the car drive away from his sight, with a mocking smile on the corner of his mouth. If he was the same person in his previous life, he wouldn’t be able to see through Qin Yue no matter what. But after being reborn, he was actually able to see through the other.
Perhaps Su Shiqing also saw through him.
Qin Yue and Qin Xing seemed to be two types of people, but there was really no difference in their bones. They were born rulers and want to control everyone around them, so it made sense that Qin Yue would fall in love with Su Shiqing, who couldn’t live without him.
The Shen family, a nouveau riche family with little background, took nearly 30 years to break into the upper class. Even so, among the old families, even if they were poorer than the Shen family, they still looked down on the Shen family.
“Why did he come back?”
“Dad! Do you think he could think of the Shen family?”
“Tell him to piss off! Piss off as far away as possible! Don’t you know how the rumors spread outside are like? What is his relationship with Qin Yue? Our Shen family can’t afford to lose this face! “
Shen Zhen stood in front of the door, this was specifically spoken for him to hear, so he should listen carefully.
“What use is he? He was already raised useless by the Qin family long ago. Even if he was not raised useless, he only has the Qin family in his heart.”
“I don’t have such a big brother, I feel sick just thinking about it.”
“Even the ones that come out to sell are cleaner than him!”
The butler of the Shen family was sweating, with an embarrassed smile on his face, he said outside the door, “Sir, the eldest young master is back.”
There was silence inside.
Shen Fu’s voice sounded: “Let him come in.”
The butler made a gesture of invitation.
Shen Zhen walked in, looked up, looked around, two of his three siblings were sitting on the sofa, one was standing in the middle of the hall, and Shen Fu, his biological father was sitting on a separate sofa.
Shen Fu was wearing a Chinese tunic suit, had a flowing goatee, and wore a pair of presbyopic glasses. A person in his forties pretending to be in his 50s or 60s, just short of a cane to complete the look of the head of a family shown on TV. His confidence was not enough, and he could only rely on making up for it with his dressing style.
“Dad.” Shen Zhen showed no expression, and he didn’t have to pretend that they were a pair of close father and son. They were both smart people, so there was no need to pretend.
It was not time to pretend yet.
Before Shen Fu could speak, the one standing in the hall pointed directly at Shen Zhen’s nose, glared angrily, and scolded, “What are you doing here? You are not welcome in this family! Go back to your Qin family!”
Shen Zhen looked at him with a smile.
Shen Li: “What are you smiling at!”
Shen Zhen smiled and said, “Stop acting, aren’t you tired? Sit down and drink some tea.”
Shen Li: “…..”
Shen Zhen had already sat on the soft chair for the guests, just like he was tight at home, and said to the maid next to him, “A cup of Dahongpao, not too strong.”
The maid looked at him dumbfoundedly, and Shen Zhen urged, “Go quickly.”
The maid then hurried away.
“I heard what you just said.” Shen Zhen looked at Shen Li with a smile.
Shen Li forced himself to calm down. This was what they had negotiated, and it was specifically for Shen Zhen to hear. If Shen Zhen was even a little ashamed, he should not step through the door!
“Am I wrong?” Shen Li looked at Shen Zhen fiercely, “This family does not welcome…..”
“I’m not planning to have a loving relationship with your family.” Shen Zhen raised his hand to interrupt him, “I’m here to discuss a deal.”
Everyone was staring at Shen Zhen.
Shen Fu: “Ah Li, sit down.”
Shen Li sat beside his brothers.
Shen Fu had on a fatherly face, looking at Shen Zhen kindly.
“The Qin family wants to eat up the Shen family.” Shen Zhen said straight to the point, “Everyone knows that, so I won’t go into details.”
Shen Yun: “The Qin family says they can eat it so they can it? Aren’t they afraid of choking to death!”
“Mr. Shen, I won’t bother with niceties, we can do something mutually beneficial.” Shen Zhen, “The Qin family wants the Shen family, but is there any way you can refuse? As long as I’m there, and you have an accident, it won’t be difficult for the Qin family to take over the Shen family, right?”
“You!” The several brothers stood up, “What do you mean?! Are you threatening us?!”
“Sit down.” The kindly expression on Shen Fu’s face disappeared, and he regained his businessman’s shrewdness, “What deal do you want to make?”
Shen Zhen smiled and said, “Why don’t you give the Shen family to Qin Yue?”
He wants to force Qin Yue to confront Qin Xing as soon as possible.
The more chaotic the Qin family was, the better it was for him.
“Shen Zhen! What nonsense are you talking about? Are you here to get benefits for your lover?” Shen Li shouted and slapped the table loudly, “Who doesn’t know your relationship with Qin Yue!”
Shen Zhen didn’t care about Shen Li’s attitude, and only said to Shen Fu: “Follow Qin Yue, the Shen family still has a chance to be preserved. If Qin Xing makes a move, what is the Shen family?”
Hearing Qin Xing’s name, the several people in the room shivered.
“Xiao Zhen.” Shen Fu suddenly smiled, “You are indeed my son.”
Shen Zhen suddenly became indifferent: “Oh, really?”
Shen Fu: “I will consider it.”
Shen Zhen looked at Shen Fu mockingly: “Do you still have room to consider?”
No matter how sophisticated Shen Fu was, he was still pissed off by Shen Zhen’s attitude, but he didn’t say anything, instead he smiled: “Forcing us to a dead end, forcing us to resort to making a desperate blow, then there will be no need to choose.”
“It’s up to Mr. Shen.” Shen Zhen stood up and straightened his clothes. He raised his chin slightly, arrogant and indomitable.
Shen Fu: “You don’t want to see your mother?”
Shen Zhen froze in place, but his tone was still indifferent: “There’s nothing to see.”
The only person in this family who had a bit of sincerity towards him was Mother Shen, but they didn’t have the affinity of being a normal pair of mother and son, so it was better that they didn’t see each other.
“I’ll left Uncle Qin’s gift outside, you can take a look.” Shen Zhen suddenly smiled at Shen Li, “Won’t you see me off?”
Shen Li looked dumbfounded, did he hear it right? Is there something wrong with Shen Zhen’s head? Asking him to see him off?
But Shen Fu said, “Ah Li, go see your elder brother off.”
When his old father spoke, Shen Li could only go over with a dark face: “Big brother, I’ll see you off.”
He walked to Shen Zhen’s side, standing half a head shorter than Shen Zhen. Just when Shen Li was about to send Shen Zhen out, Shen Zhen’s fist had already swung over and hit Shen Li’s chin, only to hear a loud cracking sound, and Shen Li had already sat down on the ground.
Shen Li covered his mouth, the unexpected punch made his teeth bite his tongue, blood spilled from the corner of his mouth, and he looked at Shen Zhen in disbelief.
However, Shen Zhen rotated his wrist, smoothed the folds of his sleeves, and condescendingly said to Shen Li, “This punch is to cure your bad breath.”
Shen Li: “Dad! Second Brother! Third Brother!”
No one moved.
Shen Li stared at Shen Zhen resentfully. If he could, he wanted to take a bite of Shen Zhen’s flesh, but no, he couldn’t touch a hair on Shen Zhen, the Qin family was not decoration after all.
“Don’t look at me like that.” Shen Zhen, “The more you look at me, the more I want to beat you up.”
Shen Li was furious, two clusters of flames in his eyes.
Shen Zhen said with a smile: “You see, I hit you, but no one will speak for you, because you are nothing in the Shen family, not even comparable to a nominal Shen family member like myself.”
Shen Li turned to look at his two brothers and father, they didn’t move, they just sat there.
Shen Zhen sighed in amazement: “You are probably the stupidest person in the Shen family, right?”
Why else would he be the one to say those words?
Shen Mu, who was most qualified to say, but why didn’t his second youngest brother say a word from the beginning to the end?
They were all probing him out.
If he endured it, it proved that he was easy to control.
If he couldn’t bear it and went back to the Qin family to file a complaint, they could just push this most useless youngest son out.
What father-son relationship, brotherly relationship, it was all fake in front of interests.
Shen Zhen: “No need to see me off, I’ll leave by myself.”
“I hope Mr. Shen can give me an answer as soon as possible.”
Shen Zhen left, but Shen Li was still sitting on the ground, he was a little dazed, waiting for his two older brothers to come to help, but his two older brothers just asked his father eagerly: “Dad, what does Shen Zhen mean? Give Qin Yue the Shen family?”
Shen Fu: “He is asking me to show my loyalty to Qin Yue.”
“Qin Yue doesn’t have many resources at his disposal. If the Shen family is loyal to him, he will definitely find a way to keep us.” Shen Fu narrowed his eyes slightly, “But what is the benefit to Shen Zhen?”
“Yeah, what’s in it for him?”
“The rumors between him and Qin Yue are quite ambiguous, for love?”
Shen Fu also hesitated: “Let’s watch for now.”
Standing on the side of the road, Shen Zhen felt extremely disgusted. He took out a wet tissue from his bag and wiped the hand that had just raised a fist. His little finger was still twitching, and Shen Zhen looked at that finger neuroticly, slowly clenching his hand into a fist.
“Ah Zhen!” Su Shiqing was waiting in the garden. He was sitting on the rim of the water fountain. Unlike everyone in the Qin family, Su Shiqing was the only one who didn’t need to wear a suit at home. He liked white clothes, which was very similar to Qin Xing.
Shen Zhen’s eyes twitched.
Su Shiqing walked over cautiously: “Big brother Qin is back.”
Shen Zhen: “En.”
Su Shiqing said sadly: “I heard that Big Brother Qin just sent you to the intersection and didn’t go to Shen family with you. Big Brother Qin must not have done it on purpose. He must believe that you can handle it yourself.”
“Why don’t I accompany you next time.” Su Shiqing looked like he was really thinking for Shen Zhen, “The matter last time…..”
Shen Zhen sighed: “I will pretend I didn’t hear what you said last time.”
Su Shiqing was anxious: “How can you pretend that you didn’t hear it, I’m telling the truth!”
Shen Zhen: “Then how do you want me to answer you? Tell you that I give up Qin Yue?”
Su Shiqing: “You are so excellent, you can find someone better than Big Brother Qin…..”
“I’m tired of hearing this.” Shen Zhen patted Su Shiqing on the shoulder, “Why do you insist on grabbing things from me if you know you can’t win against me?”
Su Shiqing: “…..”
Shen Zhen smiled: “But I have a lot of things to do recently, so I don’t have time to follow Qin Yue. If you want to follow him, just go.”
Su Shiqing breathed a sigh of relief: “Ah Zhen, I knew it, you are the best.”
“So let’s stop being friends in the future.” Shen Zhen’s smile disappeared, “I don’t have friends who snatches things from me, Su Shiqing, stay away from me and don’t make it so that each other’s faces look bad.”
Su Shiqing’s eyes widened: “Why?! I love Big Brother Qin, but you are also my friend! Why can’t we get along well? Why do I have to choose one?”
Shen Zhen looked at Su Shiqing: “You always have 100,000 whys, then I’ll tell you why.”
“Because I love Qin Yue, if I can’t have him, I don’t want it to be you.”
Su Shiqing sobbed: “Can you not be so stubborn, please? We can coexist.”
“No.” Shen Zhen’s brows lowered, as if inadvertently revealing his vulnerability. He looked at Su Shiqing, “You think you only have Qin Yue, but am I better off than you? I also only have him.”
Su Shiqing wanted to say something, but Shen Zhen took the lead and said, “I haven’t had many dreams since I was a child, but the only few times I have had them, he is in them every time.”
“Shi Qing, don’t come looking for me again.” Shen Zhen stood opposite Su Shiqing, his proud head finally lowered, “Just pretend we have never met.”
After that, Shen Zhen walked away in a hurry.
Su Shiqing stood there, a little dazed, it shouldn’t be, Shen Zhen was not the kind of person who would show weakness, he was mot one to refuse if he begged him like this.
Su Shiqing knew that he had no ability. He was not the kind of smart person who was born with a high IQ, but he also had his own kind of wisdom.
From the first time he found out that crying could get him benefits, and the first time he found that showing weakness could make his stomach full, he knew how to plan his future.
He was not strong enough? It didn’t matter, he could find strong people to protect him. He couldn’t compare to others? It didn’t matter, as long as everyone sympathized with him and cared for him, then what was not his could also become his.
Su Shiqing had lived in the Su family for so many years, going from a little young master who had been bullied to a favored person by Qin Yue’s side, he didn’t rely on luck.
He relied on three-point true and seven-point false feelings.
Su Shiqing had tasted the warmth and coldness of human beings since he was a child. Su Shiqing believed that he was very good at seeing through people. He knew that Shen Zhen was proud, so he knelt down to Shen Zhen and showed his weakness countless times. In his eyes, Shen Zhen had never posed a threat.
He even felt that Shen Zhen was more pitiful than him.
It was just that he had no sympathy for Shen Zhen.
Anyway, he had already come this far, he couldn’t turn back, once he turned back, everything he did in the past would be in vain.
Su Shiqing turned his head and saw Qin Yue standing beside the reclining chair at a glance.
“Big brother Qin!” He rushed over like a swallow flying towards the forest, rushed into Qin Yue’s arms, rested his head on Qin Yue’s shoulder, and cried without tears, “Ah Zhen doesn’t want to be my friend anymore, but I like him so much, how can he treat me like that.”
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Qin Yue didn’t speak, he hugged Su Shiqing’s shoulder, but looked at the direction where Shen Zhen left.
The phrase repeated in his mind——
“I also only have him.”
AN: Su Shiqing: “He doesn’t play cards according to the norm!”
Shen Zhen: “Uh-oh.”
TN: anyone else 🤢 at Su Shiqing? I nearly forgot how disgusting he was…
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