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Chapter 71 – Xiang Xi Regrets It? (24.1)
No matter what Mrs. Gu Shuyi said next, Ji Shenxiao ruthlessly rejected her proposal to come to his house and freeload food.
Cooking for him, Ji Shenxiao, was just barely enough to be counted as an equal-value exchange, but if Qiu Jin started cooking for other people too, then what would that count as?
Ji Shenxiao’s eyes fell on the young man wearing an apron. The latter was cleaning up the tableware and chopsticks on the table. His movements were clean and elegant. For some reason, he didn’t want others to see Qiu Jin like this at all.
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On the other hand, Qiu Jin also didn’t want others to know that he had excessive contact with Ji Shenxiao.
This Saturday was the sixtieth birthday of the godfather of the entertainment industry, Jiang Feihong. All the influential people in the entertainment circle would be attending, and it was also a rare social opportunity for Qiu Jin.
Qiu Yuqin called Qiu Jin ahead of time and repeatedly told Qiu Jin that he was going to come pick him up and then they would go to the event together.
Unexpectedly, Qiu Jin refused him.
Qiu Yuqin tried to persuade him with a good tone of voice: “When you were chasing after Xiang Xi, I didn’t say much, but now that you want to make a comeback, you can’t be so willful.”
Qiu Jin laughed: “I haven’t said anything yet, but you’re already angry?”
Qiu Yuqin said: “Then what do you want to say?”
“It’s fine, I’m going by myself.” Qiu Jin slowed down his tone of voice, “Brother, it’s been tough on you too, right? Don’t worry about me.”
When did his younger brother become so sensible? Qiu Yuqin restrained the belly full of preaching that he was about to unleash, and just like that, all his words were dispel by a gentle breeze and light drizzle. He opened his mouth, but found that he couldn’t say anything, so he could only say awkwardly: “Make sure you remember, of you don’t come, I…”
Qiu Jin hurriedly interrupted him: “I know, la, go rest early.”
Qiu Yuqin’s face started to get hot. He coldly said, “En. Hanging up now.”
No wonder the original host had poor relations with his family. Was the Qiu family cursed or something? Even when they were expressing their concern it was all sharp knives and sword glares. Their words of concern would be hidden behind hurtful words.
Qiu Yuqin was obviously paving the way for Qiu Jin’s future, but he used such a forceful method. Even that old man Qiu Zhiming. That other day he was trying to care for Qiu Jin, but he chose to do it by criticizing and enumerating Qiu Jin’s shortcomings.
Ah, forget about it. These have all become habit for them. It was impossible to change in a short time. Anf Qiu Jin was not going to make demands on them. Qiu Jin went to the gym to exercise for an hour, and then fell asleep after watching a movie.
The next morning, the phone rang early in the morning.
Qiu Jin squinted his eyes and picked up the call. His voice was hoarse: “Hello?”
Qiu Yuqin’s loud voice sounded immediately: “Why are you still sleeping? It’s already eight o’clock!”
“It’s only eight o’clock, what’s wrong?”
“We all arrived early for President Jiang’s birthday. This time, the location is at the Garden Hotel in the city. It takes more than an hour to drive there.”
Qiu Jin said that he knew, and then fumbled to get out of bed.
Qiu Yuqin said: “You get ready first. I’ll come pick you up in half an hour.”
Qiu Jin paused for a moment, and then realized: “Brother, I…”
“Don’t talk nonsense, just wait for me!”
Qiu Jin said: “…Brother, I don’t live in the previous place anymore.”
Qiu Yuqin: “?”
“Why didn’t you tell me when you moved?”
“Where do you live now? Did you run out of money? Why didn’t you tell me!”
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Qiu Yuqin’s questioning was like a barrage of nonstop gunfire. The corners of Qiu Jin’s mouth twitched upward into a smile. He spoke slowly, “I have enough money. I changed to a bigger house. It’s because you were busy, mah, so I didn’t have time to tell you. I only just moved here.”
Since Qiu Jin moved to a new place, Qiu Yuqin was even more insistent on coming by to take a look at the place. No matter how Qiu Jin tried to refuse, Qiu Yuqin just told his chauffeur to drive over without speaking further on the matter.
Half an hour later, Qiu Yuqin looked over Qiu Jin’s new place and nodded his head in satisfaction: “It’s quite good. It’s safer than your previous place.”
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