Chapter 73 – Chugging Vinegar (Sigeng)
Back in the laboratory, Duan Shu Tong devoted all his thoughts to research until after he got off work.
He bought some edibles on the way home, planning to cook some food when he got back. After all, there was still a Lu Shi at home.
As for Lin Man Man, she had left Shan Quan County last night.
Unexpectedly, when Duan Shu Tong got home, he heard sounds coming from the kitchen. Right after he changed his shoes, Lu Shi came out of the kitchen, saw him, smiled, and joked, “We agreed yesterday that the housework would be shared equally.”
Although his smile looked a bit unnatural, it was still possible to vaguely make out the man’s original good looks. It was really a pity [that he got hurt].
Duan Shu Tong was surprised when he saw the dishes on the table, “I didn’t expect Mr. Lu to be so good at cooking.”
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It could be seen that this Film Emperor Lu actually enjoyed kitchen work. He wasn’t reluctant about cooking. After hearing Duan Shu Tong’s praise, Lu Shi’s eyes brightened.
After the injury, everyone tiptoed on thin ice around him. It made him feel suffocated and stifled, yet he was unable to vent to his relatives and friends, who just had good intentions.
Only Duan Shu Tong made him feel relieved and relaxed, a feeling that he hadn’t felt in a long time.
Lu Shi was not only good at acting; he was also an excellent cook. Duan Shu Tong couldn’t help but eat an extra bowl of rice.
After dinner, Duan Shu Tong washed the dished. Then he saw Lu Shi sitting on the sofa and watching a video [on his phone]. He glanced over casually and saw the words “Spring Flower No. 2.”
“This is?” Duan Shu Tong asked.
Lu Shi tilted the phone towards Duan Shu Tong, “A streamer is streaming the effect of Spring Flower No. 2. Today is the second day.”
Duan Shu Tong: “…”
Currently, the video was showing a long scar on the female streamer’s arm. He looked at it carefully and said, “This scar is more than ten years old. Since it’s not a specialized ointment [targeting her scar], Spring Flower No. 2 will reduce the scarring by up to seventy percent.”
Now it was Lu Shi’s turn to be speechless.
He looked up at Duan Shu Tong, “For a scar that is over ten years old, even a seventy percent decrease is already very good.”
Duan Shu Tong smiled apologetically, because his thinking patterns did not change.
This was not his original world. His name was still Duan Shu Tong, but he was no longer the original Duan Shu Tong [of this world].
“You keep watching. I’m going upstairs now.”
When he got to the study, Duan Shu Tong sent Cen Ning a WeChat message: Thank you, Cen-ge, for pulling strings [and helping me build bridges].
Cen Ning was shocked when he got the message. For Duan Shu Tong to say this that meant that he found out. But didn’t Cen Ning use senior He Run as a decoy?
Cen Ning peeked at the cold-faced Xi Duan and felt a bit tangled.
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It was President Xi who had pulled the strings. Cen Ning didn’t want to deceive Young Master Duan, but President Xi made it clear that he did not want Young Master Duan to know, and he could not disobey his boss’s orders.
Cen Ning was caught between a rock and a hard place.
Such a difficult problem… why not leave it to President Xi to solve it himself?!
“President Xi, Young Master Duan sent a WeChat to say thank you.” His words were concise and without nonsense.
Hearing this, Xi Duan didn’t seem surprised, and the corner of his mouth even rose up slightly. For a moment, Cen Ning thought he saw a bit of pride in the other man’s eyes.
Cen Ning thought, what is there to be proud of? Are you proud to be the majority shareholder of NT, or are you proud of being able to help Young Master Duan?
Of course, Xi Duan was not feeling pride for himself. He had guessed that Duan Shu Tong would figure out the mastermind behind this situation, but he couldn’t help feeling proud when he heard the news.
“He’s always been sharp,” Xi Duan praised without restraint, “Just tell the truth.”
Xi Duan did not expect anything in return. He just subconsciously solved the problem for the young man, that’s all.
Cen Ning obeyed and replied: It was President Xi’s order. If Young Master Duan wants to thank someone, then please thank President Xi.
After receiving Cen Ning’s reply, Duan Shu Tong leaned back and sighed. He owed Xi Duan so much. How should he repay him?
No matter what he did, he still had to say thank you personally.
When the WeChat prompt sounded, Xi Duan immediately picked up his mobile phone and clicked in to take a look. But his sense of happiness was reduced by a third when he saw the message.
Shu Tong: Uncle Xi, thank you.
Four characters, two punctuation marks, three points of politeness, seven points of alienation… it made Xi Duan feel gloomy.