In The Years When I Was a Father - c18
Four years later, the old man’s health was still going strong. These years, fewer distractions have come up, and his son understood a lot. His Several grandchildren, one better than the other, made Old Man Qi look even more glowing than ever.
Today is an extraordinarily important day for the Qi Group. As the Qi heir, Qi Wenyan, has been officially appointed as the Qi Groups General Manager, responsible for all things large and small for the group.
Qi Sheng, as one of the major shareholders, also attended the appointment ceremony.
Looking at the confident and steady young man on stage, Qi Sheng couldn’t help but feel emotion and proud.
When the party started, there was a steady stream of people coming to toast him, and Qi Sheng could see that he was in a good mood. However, an ungrateful one deliberately provoked him: “It’s really hard for General Manager Qi to take on such a big responsibility at such a young age, so you can enjoy your happiness again.”
Qi Sheng smiled, as if he didn’t understand the meaning of the man’s words, and said rather proudly, “That’s right, the son is too good. Sometimes it can’t be helped!”
After leaving him alone, he continued with the next wave of socializing.
The man’s face smiled with disdain in his heart, what is this blind foolishness? What is the future road of the Qi group? It’s not easy to say, remembering the rumors he heard. He couldn’t help but continue to raise the corners of his mouth. Brotherly rivalry, internal strife between the son of the crown prince and his illegitimate son… Humph, there would be a good show to watch!
As the banquet hall buzzed with cups of wine, each person seemingly wearing a mask, Qi Wenyan gently toasted a few seniors, dealing with the scenes in rounds, and waited until he was done with that before taking the opportunity to slip out onto the balcony of the small room in the back for air.
“What? Can’t take it anymore?” Qi Wenyu turned and smiled at him.
Qi Wenyan rubbed his face that was stiff with smiles and glared at Qi Wenyu, “You didn’t know to come and help cover me, those old foxes really didn’t want to let me off easy…”
“You have to get used to it. Look how comfortable Dad is. It doesn’t affect him at all.”
Thinking about his dad’s bulletproof composure, Qi Wenyan shook his head. The old ginger is still spicy!
(Tnote: Old ginger is still spicy = older people still have skills.)
“Where’s Xiaofeng, why don’t I see him?” Qi Wenyan frowned, looking around the hall and not seeing the person.
“The news report went out today… Should have gone to his mother’s place!” Neither of them had much sense to save their brother’s honor and continued to dismiss him.
Zhou Yan swept all the cups and containers on the coffee table onto the floor, still unable to resist the urge to find something to smash.
When Zhou Yan finished throwing a tantrum, she couldn’t help but question him, “What’s been going on with you these past few years, how could the old man do this? Leaving that brat in charge without a hitch, you’re in the department manager’s seat, aren’t you? Didn’t you say that the old man thinks very highly of you? How come there’s not a single mention of you today!”
“Mom, a mountain can’t have two tigers. Grandpa was already worried about the old people in the company disobeying him because of Qi Wenyan’s young age, and arranging a competitive brother at this time would make the company even more chaotic. Grandpa was also thinking about the stability of the group.”
(TNote: a mountain can’t have two tigers = an organization/land can’t have two people in charge.)
Qi Wenfeng wasn’t going to keep lying to his mother; Qi Wenyan was now firmly established in the company, and he didn’t have to worry about what damage his mother would do.
“So you’re completely abandoned?! Their Qi family is too bullying as well!”
Zhou Yan went a little crazy at the moment. She thought her son would graduate from college and officially take up an important position in the company, but she didn’t expect to get nothing in the end, so she couldn’t help squinting her eyes and thinking about one possibility after another.
Qi Wenfeng, who was always paying attention to her, promptly interrupted her imagination, “Mom, don’t think about it anymore. I’ve never wanted to inherit the Qi family… Back then, when Dad talked to me, he clearly said that the Qi family would all be Qi Wenyan’s from now on…”
Before Qi Wenfeng could finish his sentence, a loud slap smacked him across the face, and Zhou Yan roared loudly in tears of disbelief. “So you’ve been lying to me all these years! Everything you did was just to coax me?!Qi Wenfeng, you really have been listening to your father!?”
Qi Wenfeng bowed his head, and looked at the crying and somewhat hysterical person for a moment.
“Mom, am I really a son to you? Or a tool you are using to get the Qi family? You and my Dad were just lovers. Dad gave you what you deserved, so why should you want something that doesn’t belong to you?!”
Zhou Yan was so shocked that she forgot to cry, looking at her son, who was getting better and better, and listening to his questioning of her. She didn’t know how to retort, of course he was her dearest son, but…
Qi Wenfeng didn’t want to stay here any longer and eventually spoke somewhat coldly. “You also need to stop thinking of any more shenanigans, with the Qi family’s position in Haicheng city, they can send you to jail before your plan is implemented. If you don’t want me to visit you there later, just keep doing what you’re doing! I have my own business and will not be working at the Qi’s.”
After saying so, he left without looking back even though Zhou Yan tried to stop him. Qi Wenfeng waited until he was in the car before rubbing his face which was hurting a bit, hoping that this time his harsh words would sober his mother up a bit…
He didn’t want to go home in this state, but when he drove out of the neighborhood, he saw his Dad’s car parked outside, and when he saw him come out, he couldn’t help but roll down the window and wave at him, and Qi Wenyu on the passenger side showed his face.
Qi Wenfeng looked surprised, was he that easy to read!?
Driving to a nearby restaurant they frequented, they parked and went straight to their usual booth.
After waiting a short while; Indeed, his father came with his two brothers.
“Just as I said, you are so mean!” Qi Wenfeng couldn’t help but mouth complaints.
Qi Sheng walked forward and held his son’s reddened cheeks, saying sadly, “You’ve been hit.”
Qi Wenfeng was a bit embarrassed and turned his face away stiffly, “It’s not a big deal!”
“Yes, my son is right!” Qi Sheng was exaggerating, making Qi Wenfeng literally want to ignore him.
Qi Wenyan took the ice pack from a waiter, waited for the person to leave, and handed it over: “Put a compress on it, or else, with the way you look, people would think that we were bullying you!”
Qi Wenfeng grumpily puts an ice pack in his face, he simply didn’t want to see these people!
The three of them saw that his mood was unaffected and put their minds at ease then started picking out their favorite foods.
The next day, Qi Sheng came to Qi Wenfeng’s room, saw that he was fiddling with a bunch of instruments again, and came to sit down on the sofa with papers in his hands.
Qi Sheng beckoned, “Son, come here.”
Qi Wenfeng looked puzzled, but came to his Dad’s side.
Qi Wenfeng was curious, “What is this?”
“Letter to transfer the ownership of Sunflower Entertainment, Inc.”
This entertainment company was founded by the original owner a few years ago, when he asked the old man to start it, the original owner’s main idea was to make it easier for him to get girls in the entertainment industry. But, unfortunately Qi Sheng came soon after it was founded, and he didn’t focus on it for a while. The focus of the Qi family wasn’t on that either, so the old man wasn’t in charge too much and threw the responsibility mainly to the professional managers.
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