In the evening, Wen Yuan and Qi Jinran sent the Lin family back to the hotel and then returned to the villa.
“Qi Jinran, the day after tomorrow is our wedding. Why do you seem unhappy?” Wen Yuan teased him. ”You look like I’m forcing you to get married.”
Qi Jinran smiled helplessly. “Why do you think so? I’m just thinking about something.”
“Is it about your uncle?”
“Well, my impression of him is quite different than from my childhood.” Qi Jinran felt that he probably hadn’t seen his uncle for too many years, and there were some deviations in his memory. Maybe the memories of being with his uncle in the past were all beautified by him unconsciously.
This selfish and hypocritical Lin Jiabin is his truest appearance.
Wen Yuan patted his shoulder.
“Jinran, don’t be sad. I’m still by your side, and my aunt and Lin Qi and Lin Wei are pretty good people. Uncle is probably confused momentarily, and should figure it out after a while.”
“He’s confused?” Qi Jinran sneered. “He’s clearer than anyone else. He dares say such words at the dinner table. What Lin Qi follows me, and company shares in the future. He simply secretly covets Qi’s shares, and finds it hard to say so explicitly.”
Wen Yuan didn’t know what to say for a while. He only thought that this kind of ‘high-quality’ relatives are only found on TV, and did not expect to meet such people in real life.
The two talked for a while. Wen Yuan was about to take a shower when Qi Jinran’s cell phone suddenly rang.
It was Lin Jiabin’s call. Wen Yuan saw Qi Jinran taking a shower in the bathroom, so he answered the phone for him.
“Uncle, I’m Wen Yuan, do you have anything to do with Jinran?”
“Why are you answering the phone? Hurry up and give Jinran the phone! Xiao Ke has an upset stomach, and needs to go to the hospital. You ask Jinran to come over and take her to the hospital.”
Wen Yuan frowned and said worriedly, “If Miss Zhou is not feeling well, I’ll help her call a family doctor and ask the doctor to go to the hotel.”
“How can that be done? You ask Jinran to come over in person.” Lin Jiabin had a tough attitude.
“It’s already so late, and Jinran has tired for a day. I’ll ask the doctor to go over, it’s very convenient.”
Lin Jiabin’s voice was filled with anger “Wen Yuan, how are you speaking to your elders? You still haven’t had a wedding with Jinran, and treat your uncle like this with indifference?”
“Or, you are so careful that you can’t even let Jinran come to see your cousin?”
Wen Yuan was confused to hear Lin Jiabin’s aggressive questioning. He didn’t even know what had just happened. The tone of his conversation with Lin Jiabin was always very good, and he was cautious even when making suggestions. Why does uncle always feel like he is targeting him?
“Give me the phone.” Qi Jinran came out of the bathroom at some point.
Wen Yuan, who didn’t know how to explain to Lin Jiabin, breathed a sigh of relief and handed the phone over obediently.
“There is a dedicated housekeeper in the presidential suite. If anyone is uncomfortable, you can just find the housekeeper. Zhou Ke looked fine during the day, why is she suddenly uncomfortable? If she is feeling unwell, might as well send her off tomorrow. Sending her home may be better for her body.”
“Ah, forget it, I’ll find the housekeeper.” Lin Jiabin did the same.
After hanging up the phone, Qi Jinran sat on the head of the bed with a gloomy expression.
He took out the bracelet in the drawer and looked at it. Thinking of his deceased mother, a trace of grief and helplessness flashed across his eyes.
If his mother was still alive, he wouldn’t be so embarrassed. It’s impossible to tear faces with his uncle now. The surface courtesy still has to be maintained, after all, he is one of his few relatives left in this world.
But if he doesn’t pay attention and lets him play tricks, the wedding will likely be disrupted by him.
After thinking about it, Qi Jinran called Yu Heng. Hearing the cause and effect, the other party smiled unkindly.
“Isn’t it? Your Qi family still has such top-notch relatives? Can even say such absurd words.”
“I don’t know how my uncle became like this. Maybe he isn’t comfortable living abroad, and he wants to come back to China and toss.”
“Then you called me to—”
“Aren’t you well-connected? You can help me find a man who is ready for marriage, at the age of…”
After Qi Jinran hung up the phone, Wen Yuan looked at him curiously.
“Jinran, what were you talking about with Yu Heng? Are you going to help someone on a blind date?”
Wen Yuan wiped his wet hair with a towel, full of question marks. “Who are you trying to help arrange a blind date?”
“Who do you think?”
Wen Yuan recalled the call from Lin Jiabin just now, and instantly understood everything. He realized that Lin Jiabin actually wanted to match Qi Jinran and Zhou Ke, but Qi Jinran had already obtained a certificate with him. How could Lin Jiabin do such a thing?
“Angry?” Qi Jinran looked at Wen Yuan’s puffed up appearance and rubbed his head twice.
“Don’t worry, I won’t let you be wronged.”
“Your uncle… is too rotten…” Wen Yuan didn’t even know how to describe Lin Jiabin.
Qi Jinran sneered. “Grandpa told me today that when my mother married the Qi family, most of the betrothal gifts she received were given to my uncle for him to start a business, and my father also supported him a lot. But I never expected my uncle to be so good, the cards were played so badly, and I guess he can’t survive abroad and wants to come back.”
“Is there such a thing?” Wen Yuan was so angry that he clenched his fists unconsciously.
“Grandpa never told me, because he was afraid that I would feel uncomfortable.”
Wen Yuan suddenly understood why when Grandpa Qi saw Lin Jiabin at noon, he didn’t look warm, and even seemed a little distant.
He hugged Qi Jinran and rubbed his head on his shoulder.
“Jinran, don’t think about it for now. Get a good night’s sleep, we’ll face it together tomorrow if anything happens.”
“Okay.” Qi Jinran touched his face with warmth in his eyes.
The next day, when I heard that Qi Jinran and Wen Yuan were going to take Zhou Ke to meet some young talents, Lin Jiabin’s face turned green. He specially brought Zhou Ke back because this distant niece was timid and easy to handle. If she could give birth to a child, it would be easy to control. Who would have thought that Qi Jinran would not buy this at all.
“Jinran, Xiao Ke has just returned to China. It doesn’t seem right for you to let her meet strangers…”
Wen Yuan smiled. “Uncle, how can you say this? How can Jinran’s friend be a stranger? Their conditions are very good, Miss Zhou will definitely be satisfied.”
Zhou Ke lowered her head and didn’t dare to say a word in front of the three of them.
“Miss Zhou, do you want to stay here, or go out with us?” Wen Yuan stared at Zhou Ke with a smile in his dark eyes.
“I…” Zhou Ke was very entangled in her heart. After a day, she actually realized that Qi Jinran didn’t like her at all. And Wen Yuan has been taking good care of her for the past two days. If she stays here, she will only make Qi Jinran unhappy in the end.
“I’ll go with you.” She made up her mind and clenched her palm.
“Okay.” Wen Yuan patted her shoulder, ignoring Lin Jiabin’s dark face, and helped her into the car with a smile.
Fifteen minutes later, the black Maybach stopped in front of a remote green space.
“Cousin, why aren’t you leaving?” Zhou Ke was puzzled.
“Do you really want to go on a blind date?” Qi Jinran looked at her coldly.
Zhou Ke bit her lower lip, not knowing what to say. Since her father owed gambling debts, her freedom was gone.
“You don’t want to go, there is another option. I’ll give you a sum of money. You leave here, don’t contact my uncle, and don’t get involved in anything here, understand?”
“Which one do you choose?”
If she goes on the blind date, those sons will probably look down on her, and treat her as a joke. Zhou Ke blinked, made a decision in his heart, and looked at Qi Jinran.
“Mr. Qi, I choose to take the money. I hope you can help me.”
At least someone, Zhou Ke, has a brain. She’s not dumb and can see they’re just using her to climb the tree.
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