Yang Chen didn't immediately agree with Li Jingjing as this required careful consideration, so he told Li Jingjing to take a few days off before discussing it again.
Old Li and his wife cried with joy when they saw their daughter return safely. It was an uncomfortable New Year but fortunately, there was no major incident and their son-in-law was very reliable.
Yang Chen thoughtfully bought another Mercedes-Benz ML350 for Li Jingjing. Although the price was a bit cheaper than the previous one, the key was that it was also practical for the old couple.
Old Li and his wife were very enthusiastic and invited him to stay for dinner, but Yang Chen politely refused. Mo Qianni was still waiting for him to go back. There must always be someone who comes first, so as not to hurt the hardworking woman.
After driving back to the Xijiao Villas, Yang Chen didn’t go directly to Mo Qianni's house, but walked to his original home, looking for Lin Ruoxi's presence.
Yang Chen knew that at this stage, it would be impossible to call her, it’s better to knock on the door to find her.
Wang Ma was also depressed because of the couple's affairs. It stood to reason that her own daughter Xiao Zhiqing would only be benefited if Yang Chen really got a divorce since she was already one of his women.
But, after all, Wang Ma watched Lin Ruoxi grow up, and almost regarded her as her own daughter, and she couldn't accept this reality.
Wang Ma, who was busy in the kitchen, saw Yang Chen coming in and was startled at first, but started to tear up right after. She stepped up sadly and asked, "Young master, how are you and the young lady? I heard from her that Lanlan was born to another woman in the past. Is this true?"
Yang Chen didn't expect Lin Ruoxi to have said everything to Wang Ma, so naturally he would not deny it, "Yeah. Sorry for making you worry, is Ruoxi not home?”
"She left early in the morning! She said that she wanted to inspect several plots of land, and brought a few major shareholders from the company to the other provinces for inspection, with no idea when she would come back," Wang Ma lamented, "She’s obviously hiding from people."
Yang Chen didn't expect the woman to act in such a way and not even give him a chance to see her.
Although he could find her if he wanted to, it would be bad to drag her forcibly like this.
He didn’t think that he needed to beg her forgiveness in a low voice in public, unless he had really lost his mind. Pampering and relying on a woman in private didn’t indicate that he was really afraid of her.
It was not the dignity of oneself that he had on his shoulders, there were also tens of thousands of people who followed and looked up to him, he had to be responsible for the beliefs of those people.
“Young Master, why don't you go find her and apologize. Supposedly she loves Lanlan very much and this shouldn't be a reason for separation. You can’t break a marriage so easily now can you?" Wang Ma persuaded.
Yang Chen shook his head and said, "This is not caused by one or two things. It’s a question of attitude and principle. If it’s unacceptable, everything is in vain."
Wang Ma was sad and didn't know what to say.
Yang Chen smiled reluctantly and asked, "Wang Ma, will you be eating all of those? Or is Qing’Er coming over tonight?”
Speaking of her daughter, Wang Ma showed a slight smile, "Yes, although this child has had a hard time before, she has a kind-hearted and filial nature. As long as she is not busy in college, she will come to accompany me."
"Then why don’t you bring the dishes to Qianni’s house and let Qing'Er come with you too. I haven't seen her for a while, and I have something to tell her in detail."
Yang Chen estimated that Jane would be in Zhonghai tomorrow, Xiao Zhiqing still didn't know about his situation so he had to let her know in advance.
Wang Ma thought that Yang Chen wanted to make affection with Xiao Zhiqing after hearing his words, she couldn't help feeling contradictory.
The happy part was that Yang Chen still thought of her daughter in this situation without any worries. What she hated was that this man was too affectionate, and he could still take care of other women.
In the evening, Hanzhong City of the Hu Province. On the edge of the confluence of rivers, in a mountain forest surrounded by rivers and streams, a majestic mountain villa with a history of more than 100 years was built.
The avenues paved with bluestone slabs slowly climbed up from the bottom of the mountain. The Republic of China-style bungalows covering an area of more than 30 acres were lit up with lights everywhere in a festive atmosphere.
But even at such a moment, there were many men in black on every side of the road, patrolling around, their bulging waists indicating that they all had guns with them.
Outside of the tallest five-story building, the spacious parking lot was filled with all kinds of world-class luxury cars, many of which even had military and agency license plates, dazzling indeed.
In the central living room of this building, crystal chandelier lights were shining brightly, and the air was filled with the fragrance of liquor.
People were socializing with each other, a large number of well-dressed men and women, toasting and talking, laughing hypocritically or unrestrainedly in this joyful Spring Festival gathering.
Among them, Zhang Ling, a beautiful woman with long hair in a fiery red round neck low-cut dress, looked exactly like a coquettish flower among the other women.
The middle-aged man Zhang Ling was holding, looking at the age of 40 or 50, was tall and gentle, and had the charm of a middle-aged mature man. It was her husband Meng Qin.
Holding a glass of red wine, Meng Qin toasted a bald man in a suit with a big belly. The corner of his mouth raised slightly and said, "Brother Liu, it has been a long time since I saw you. I heard that the Tibetan handicraft manufacturer under your plate in the second half of the year was quite hot in Central Asia and North America, I suppose you made quite an amount huh?”
The businessman surnamed Liu laughed and said, "Oh Director Meng, don’t joke with me. Thanks to the Meng family’s righteousness, I managed to get a seat in the CPPCC otherwise I won’t even be able to travel overseas. Look, as soon as Old Mr Meng posted an invitation, I flew back from New York as soon as I could just to participate in the Southern China Gang’s gathering.”
“Brother Liu is an entrepreneur who has made outstanding contributions to the development of the Northwest. We have always supported a doer like you," Meng Qin said with a smile.
"Oh boy... Hey, by the way, I heard that Director Meng will be on the Jiang Provincial Standing Committee team this year? Which position will he take? By then, I shall be the first to congratulate you," Boss Liu asked with a deep smile.
Meng Qin implicitly said, "It hasn't been decided yet. The responsibilities of the old man are very heavy, and I am starting to lack energy."
"Director Meng is too humble. Gang leader Meng is far-sighted, your brother is now the indispensable second-in-chief of the Southern China Gang and You are about to step up to the ranks of ministers at a young age. It will not take many years before I see you in Beijing!" Boss Liu said with a smile.
A trace of undetectable disdain flashed in Meng Qin's eyes, but soon he smiled and talked about other things with Boss Liu.
Zhang Ling, who was listening to these words, continued smiling, but her eyes were dull and bored.
Only by living with these decadent men from a young age could she as a woman understand how ugly and dirty the transactions were behind these glamour.
At this time, she heard her mobile phone ringing in the dinner bag. She smiled at boss Liu, nodded at Meng Qin, and walked to the corner to pick up the phone.
She didn't bother to see who the call was from, even if it was a wrong hit, at least she didn't have to listen to those flattering words again and again.
After looking at the phone, she found out that it was from Zhonghai. She frowned slightly and picked it up.
On the other end of the phone, it was Jiang Xiaobai who had a headache for a long time before he made up his mind to play this ‘game’.
"Ms. Zhang Ling, I'm Jiang Xiaobai, the Deputy Chief of the Xicheng District Police Station in Zhonghai. I want to tell you about Miss Li..."
Zhang Ling sneered calmly when she heard this, "Deputy Chief? Isn’t it Chief Zhao Baoguo that contacts me? That bitch huh? Has she become disabled in the labor centre?”
"Director Zhao is sick and I am currently in charge of this matter," Jiang Xiaobai did not mention that Zhao Baoguo was terrified to call, "Ms. Zhang, I hope you will be mentally prepared for this. Perhaps you should report it to your husband, Director Meng, or even other people in the Meng family."
Zhang Ling felt extremely absurd, "What a joke, why do I have to let the Meng Family know that I am about to squeeze a stinky bug? Are you tempted to lose your job as a Deputy Chief?”
Jiang Xiaobai's face didn’t look good on the other side of the phone but he still calmly said, "Ms. Zhang, Miss Li Jingjing has been taken away by her boyfriend, and her boyfriend, Mr. Yang Chen, is..."
Jiang Xiaobai briefly talked about Yang Chen's origins and relationship with Li Jingjing.
"What!? That bitch, is the woman of that mad man of the Yang family!?" Even if Zhang Ling didn't care about the important affairs of the family and the country, she still knews the protagonist of the Liang family.
In the corner of the assembly hall, Zhang Ling's face also turned pale, cold sweat oozed out of her forehead, and her hand holding the mobile phone trembled.