Chapter 82 – Couple Outfits
It’s not that Zou Feng did not know about Jiang Sheng. He was just expressing his shock. Before, in order to help Yalan, he had rejected the Spring and Autumn Hall’s proposal to cooperate. He thought that the Spring and Autumn Hall would only be able to settle for second best after that. He did not anticipate that they would be able to claim connections with NT!
He could care less if the Spring and Autumn Hall had worked with anyone else, but to cooperate with NT was equivalent to slapping him hard across the face.
Zou Feng made up an excuse that he had something to attend to, left the dining room, and made a phone call to Xu Ya Ze.
The wife he was married to right now was Xu Ya Ze’s sister-in-law. According to seniority, Xu Ya Ze has to call him his uncle.
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The call connected. Restless music blasted over from Xu Ya Ze’s end of the line. “Uncle, what’s the matter?”
The music faded away indicating that Xu Ya Ze had walked away from the noise zone.
Zou Feng then asked, “Today is Friday. You don’t have to work?”
Xu Ya Ze replied: “What is there to do [at work]? Don’t we have to attend the exhibition tomorrow? Take a rest. A rest. What are you calling me for?”
It was one thing to know that this cheap* nephew of his was spoiled rotten by his family, but having to confront that spoiled personality was another thing.
[*T/N: Calling someone a cheap uncle, cheap nephew, cheap brother, cheap sister, etc, means that there is no blood relation between you, and the familial tie you currently have with that person is usually not something you sought out in the first place. It’s not indicative of the other person’s financial status.]
Zou Feng’s expression turned cold, but his tone remained the same: “I saw Duan Shu Tong just now, and he knows Jiang Sheng!”
“Who the heck is Jiang Sheng?” Xu Ya Ze asked impatiently. What’s the matter with this uncle of his? He’s so weird.
Zou Feng was speechless. “…You at least know the CEO of NT, right?”
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“Let me think, oh, he’s your rival right?” Xu Ya Ze paused. His tone changed subtly. “You said Duan Shu Tong knows Jiang Sheng? You mean…”
Zou Feng sighed, “You told me not to cooperate with the Spring and Autumn Hall, but now they have found NT.”
“So what?” After the initial surprise, Xu Ya Ze didn’t place much importance on the matter. “Let me greet this young master of the Duan family tomorrow.”
Then he hung up.
Zou Feng: “…”
Goddamn it, you really don’t f*cking care that the Spring and Autumn Hall is cooperating with NT? But I do! If other people found out about this, will I still have any face left? Especially Jiang Sheng. He must be laughing at me behind my back. Zou Feng thought.
On the outside, he said that he did not recognize the Spring and Autumn Hall’s strength, but on the inside he actually had faith in their skills.
As long as this Young Master Duan remained dependable in the future, then the Spring and Autumn Hall would only prosper, and there would be many companies wanting to cooperate with them.
But Zou Feng was only projecting his villainous heart onto others. From the start, Duan Shu Tong and Jiang Sheng did say anything about Cuckoo Company at all.
Jiang Sheng knew that Duan Shu Tong was participating in this kind of exhibition for the first time, so he introduced some situations to him, and said some interesting things, which made Duan Shu Tong repeatedly lower his head to laugh.
“Jiang Sheng,” Xi Duan said suddenly, “someone is looking for you over there.”
Jiang Sheng looked up in confusion. No one was there. He turned his head back and was about to ask Xi Duan, but then he saw the expression on Xi Duan’s face. Although he didn’t really understand, he knew that the other person wanted to send him away, so he smiled while getting up, and said, “Director Duan, I’m going to go over there and take a look. I’ll talk to you later.”
“See you later, President Jiang.” The young man nodded with a smile.
After Jiang Sheng left, the dining table turned quiet again. Duan Shu Tong immersed himself in the meal while Xi Duan bowed his head and drank coffee.
They couldn’t keep going on like this. Duan Shu Tong sighed and planned to say something to ease the atmosphere, but then Xi Duan said: “I have some work in the afternoon, so I may not be able to accompany you. If you feel bored…”
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“No, it’s not boring, I’ll just play with my phone.” Duan Shu Tong was glad that Xi Duan would not be free. He didn’t know how to interact with Xi Duan at all right now.
Xi Duan said nothing else.
After the meal, the two went back to their rooms with their heads feeling stuffy and melancholy. Duan Shu Tong leaned back on the sofa and played with his phone. He couldn’t help laughing when he saw that Weibo was still chatting about the topic of “the [three] companies’ favorite one.”
[T/N: Refer to what happened in chapter 79]
There were taglines like “three big shots fighting to provide for me,” “becoming the child of three big shots after rebirth,” etc. These silly remarks were both embarrassing and hilarious.
These netizens were really talented.
He suddenly remembered that he has yet to tell his family that he has arrived in Hai City. So he sent a message to them in the group chat. They were probably all busy at the moment. No one responded.
Duan Shu Tong played around listlessly on his phone some more. Then there was a knock at the door.