“What’s going on?” There was so much movement outside that the elders were all disturbed.
Qin Li’s mother was wearing a bathrobe with pajamas under it. Her husband, Qin Xing’s eldest brother, died early and died young. She only had a single child and her love for Qin Li was all-round and meticulous.
“Eldest Madam.” Shen Zhen greeted first.
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Zhang Linyun didn’t have time to bother with Shen Zhen, she only had her precious son in her heart: “Qin Yue! What are you doing! Release Ah Li quickly!”
Qin Yue could only let go.
Qin Li got up quickly, glared at Qin Yue fiercely, and said to Zhang Linyun, “Mom, I’m fine, I’m just playing with Eldest Brother.”
Zhang Linyun breathed a sigh of relief: “You are all not children anymore, how can you play around like this? Ah Yue, you too, don’t you know to reign in your strength.”
Zhang Linyun patted her son on the shoulder, glared at him, and said to Qin Yue, “It’s normal for you to teach your younger brother a lesson when you are the eldest brother. It’s just a lesson for the two brothers in private, yet you don’t remember to save face for your younger brother.”
Only now did Qin Li feel embarrassed: “Mom, don’t say anymore.”
“Don’t say anymore?” Zhang Linyun scolded, “How old are you already, and you still make such a joke with your elder brother, if you have the time why not pay more energy to business? When your father was your age….. “
As she spoke, she clutched her chest, looking like she couldn’t breathe.
Shen Zhen helped Zhang Linyun to sit on the sofa, and patted her back to soothe her.
Zhang Linyun clutched at Shen Zhen’s hand, but still looked at her son: “Apologize to your eldest brother!”
Qin Li said reluctantly, “Eldest Brother, I’m sorry.”
The other party bowed his head, and Qin Yue would not hold on to the issue: “Pay attention next time.”
Zhang Linyun didn’t know how she raised her son like this. When she found out that her son was not raised well, it was too late. It was not like she could stuff him back and give birth to him again. She pulled Shen Zhen’s hand and said, “Xiao Zhen did not suffer any grievances, right?”
Shen Zhen smiled and said, “No.”
Zhang Linyun was relieved. She could be considered to have watched Qin Xing grow up. She knew Qin Xing’s attitude towards people, and of course she could see from the dinner table that Qin Xing attached great importance to Shen Zhen.
“It’s rare for Xiao Zhen to have a chat with Auntie.” Zhang Linyun said, “Come, accompany Auntie to the garden for a walk.”
Qin Yue: “Eldest Aunt…..”
Zhang Linyun waved her hand: “You three brothers, go ahead and chat among yourselves, Xiao Zhen can just walk with me.”
Shen Zhen also had no reason or position to refuse. He was a junior, Zhang Linyun was an elder, and Zhang Linyun was almost fifty.
Shen Zhen followed Zhang Linyun a step or so behind. The garden at night was also lit up. Although it was not as beautiful as the daytime scenery, it was also considered satisfactory. Zhang Linyun was a typical old-fashioned lady. She came from an old family. She did not pursue fashion, but lived a very refined and elegant lifestyle.
“Xiao Zhen has grown so big in the blink of an eye.” Zhang Linyun looked very kindly, with black hair streaked with white. She didn’t want to dye her hair, so she looked older than her peers, “Ah Li is ignorant, don’t bother with him.”
“Second Brother is older than me, so it is natural that Second Brother should teach me lessons.” Shen Zhen said.
Zhang Linyun looked at the trees not far away and said softly, “There’s nothing should or should not about it. When one is older, one probably has more capital to rely on age as an advantage.”
Shen Zhen pursed his lips and smiled.
“Xiao Zhen.” Zhang Linyun sighed, “I originally shouldnt interfere in the affairs of you juniors, but Ah Li is not a bad boy. He is irritable and impulsive, and I don’t want him to go to a point of no return.”
Shen Zhen: “You also have to have some confidence in Second Brother.”
Speaking of which, Shen Zhen didn’t know much about this aunt. She didn’t communicate with the younger generation very much. Sometimes Shen Zhen felt that she was born in the wrong era. If the time was pushed backwards a hundred years, Zhang Linyun was a standard noble lady. She obeyed her father at home, her husband after she got married, and her son when her husband died. She herself had no outstanding characteristics.
Zhang Linyun waved her hand: “You don’t have to coax me, Xiao Zhen.”
“If you have time, find your Second Brother for a chat more often.”
Shen Zhen finally understood that Zhang Linyun was helping her son win him over. She was not stupid. She knew her son’s ambitions. Maybe she also knew that her son did not have that ability and IQ, but as a parent, how could she harden her heart and say to her child: “You don’t have what it takes, you can’t compare to others in everything.”
“Youngest Brother likes you.” Zhang Linyun’s younger brother was Qin Xing, “Xiao Zhen, he doesn’t like anyone very often, but he is never stingy towards what or who he likes.”
Shen Zhen couldn’t hold back: “Uncle actually liked someone before?”
He thought that Qin Xing was born without a heart.
Zhang Linyun: “When Youngest Brother was abroad, only your third uncle sponsored him secretly. After Youngest Brother returned to China, he gave all the resources of the family to your third uncle. Unfortunately, your third uncle did not live up to his expectations..…”
She didn’t say everything, but these words were enough for Shen Zhen to imagine the rest.
Towards Third Uncle, all Shen Zhen could think of was Qin Meng’s face. The book did not write about this third uncle. After all, Qin Xing was not the protagonist, and readers didn’t care about his past. In Shen Zhen’s memory, he only knew that Third Uncle had passed away in an accident, killed by a large truck with a failed brake on the way to the airport.
He estimated that Qin Xing had a hand in it.
“Go back.” Zhang Linyun smiled kindly, “talk to your second brother when you have time. I’ll sit for a while, and you don’t have to accompany me.”
Shen Zhen put aside his thoughts: “Yes, I’ll go back first.”
Watching Shen Zhen’s back heading farther and farther away, the smile on Zhang Linyun’s face disappeared. She thought of many people, her husband, her husband’s two younger brothers, who died directly or indirectly by Qin Xing’s hand, and even her father-in-law’s illness also had Qin Xing’s shadow.
But she didn’t hate Qin Xing at all. She knew from the day she got married that she married the Qin family, not a fixed person.
She married the wealth and power of the Qin family, and it was never some ethereal relationship between husband and wife.
Winner or loser, no one cared what kind of person the loser was, smart or good, that didn’t matter.
So she taught Qin Li to respect Qin Xing and love Qin Xing sincerely. In Qin Li’s heart, his father who died early could not even be equal to Qin Xing. Even if Qin Li learned the truth one day, he would not avenge his father’s death.
Zhang Linyun looked up at the night sky, hoping that this Shen Zhen would really be Qin Li’s life-saving straw.
When Shen Zhen returned, Qin Li and Qin Meng were gone, only Qin Yue was sitting on the sofa waiting for him.
“What did Eldest Aunt say?” Qin Yue looked up at Shen Zhen.
Shen Zhen yawned and sat next to Qin Yue casually. Unlike his appearance, Qin Yue was a careful and scrupulous person. Shen Zhen had to keep his wits about him when facing the other, “She asked me to be more in contact with Second Brother.”
Qin Yue frowned.
“Do you really think I will listen to her?” Shen Zhen pushed Qin Yue’s shoulder with his hand, “Don’t you know me yet? Qin Li doesn’t have a good relationship with you, how could I still want to be his friend?”
Qin Yue’s expression relaxed a lot: “You don’t have to completely not give Eldest Aunt any face. Occasionally when meeting, you can say hello, just do enough for propriety’s sake.”
Shen Zhen leaned on the sofa with an indifferent expression: “He doesn’t deserve it.”
Qin Yue: “Oh you, sometimes you have to restrain your temper a little, otherwise you will offend others.”
“Who am I afraid of offending?” Shen Zhen.
There was a smile on Qin Yue’s face: “That temper of yours, it seems that you will never change it in this life.”
“Xiao Zhen.” Qin Yue’s tone suddenly changed, his words were no longer so cold, and took on a bit of warmth, “Shi Qing lives at the Qin family home now, you also know, he has a good temper, and he often suffers grievances when I am away. I was thinking of having his family household register to be moved to the Shen family’s.”
Of course, the Su family was not as good as the Shen family. Just look at the treatment of Su Shiqing and Shen Zhen in the Qin family.
Shen Zhen could eat with the children of the Qin family, but Su Shiqing couldn’t, he had to eat alone.
Shen Zhen had a car and driver given by the Qin family, a black card given by the Qin family, and real estate the Qin family had bought for him, but Su Shiqing did not have any of this.
Although he said that Su Shiqing came to Qin family manor as a guest, he was actually more like air than a guest.
After all, Qin Yue had not yet shown stubborn feelings of love for Su Shiqing, and the Qin family were all clever folks, at least in this respect.
Now Qin Yue just wanted to give Su Shiqing a background. So if Su Shiqing wanted to break into the upper class in the future and go out to socialize alone, the name of the Shen family was much louder than that of the Su family.
Wasn’t it exactly like this in the previous life?
Su Shiqing enjoyed the father’s love and mother’s love that he had never felt before so naturally and without any guilt.
“Sure.” Shen Zhen said, “Although I have disagreements with him now, we are at least still friends anyway.”
Qin Yue was really a little surprised: “Xiao Zhen, you’ve changed.”
Shen Zhen punched Qin Yue’s chest with his fist jokingly: “Just this time, I’ll give you face, next time there won’t be such a good thing.”
Qin Yue held Shen Zhen’s hand, eyes gentle: “I know.”
“Then I’ll go back to my room to rest first, and you make sure to go to bed early as well.” Shen Zhen rubbed his neck and stood up, “You too, show your face in front of Uncle more, don’t let me attract firepower alone.”
These words were very pleasant to the ears, heard in Qin Yue’s ears, that was, Uncle only took care of Shen Zhen because of him, because he was abroad before, Uncle’s treating Shen Zhen well was the same as treating him well, it was to express that he was important to Uncle.
“Okay, rest early.” Qin Yue also stood up. He was tall, young and emitted male pheromones from head to toe.
It was a pity that Shen Zhen was immune.
Back in his room, Shen Zhen took off his outerwear, took the disinfectant to the bathroom to wash his hands, almost rubbing off a layer of skin on his hands to the point that his hands became abnormally red, but he still thought it was unclean, and washed them again and again until he felt pain.
He sat on the bed, his elbows resting on his thighs, his palms propping his chin, his gaze on the cabinet opposite.
He originally planned to keep a distance from them, but they insist on colliding over themselves, so they couldn’t blame him for being ruthless.
Didn’t Su Shiqing want to be the son of the Shen family? Then let him be so.
The reason why the brothers of the Shen family were able to form an alliance and even accept Su Shiqing was because they had a common enemy——Shen Zhen.
What if there was no common enemy this time?
Su Shiqing would face a more cruel situation than what he faced at the time.
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Would his younger brothers who were raised into wolves by Shen Fu let Su Shiqing off so easily?
Shen Zhen sneered.
Since he behaved like a parasitic flower, why not continue to be a parasitic flower obediently?
AN: Shen *Non-mainstream version* Zhen: “I, Shen Zhen, like to target those who believe they possess excellent capabilities.”
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