As soon as Shen Wancai said this, a silence immediately fell over Disanxian. Everyone gazed at Li Yundong, all wanting to see how he would make a decision.
Shen Wancai also looked at Li Yundong with bright eyes. He had a smile on his face and his eyes were full of confidence.
The word impossible did not exist in his dictionary. He had always worked hard to succeed, and now Li Yundong had no other choice but to agree.
Besides, he had given Li Yundong enough leeway. Out of sensitivity to his feelings, he would agree.
But Shen Wancai hadn't expected that Shen Hui would suddenly secretly step on Shen You's shoes and quietly stuff a paper ball into his hand.
Shen You glanced at Shen Hui, secretly opened the note, and suddenly his face changed. The note read: "I don't care if you want to call this guy master in the future, but do you also want to refer to your dream lover as your mistress?"
Shen You suddenly felt like he had been stabbed in the heart with a knife. He jumped up and shouted, "I don't want to be his disciple!"
In this quiet teahouse, Shen You's voice rang out loud and clear, sparking an uproar amongst the crowd as everyone began to talk excitedly.
Shen Wancai narrowed his eyes slightly, but the smile on his face didn't fade. He laughed mockingly. "Brat, what nonsense are you spewing?"
Shen You straightened up and shouted, "I'm not talking nonsense!" He then pointed at Li Yundong and said angrily, "How could he be my teacher? Learning Qi refinement? Bah? What era do you think we're in? Do I have to learn this? Dad, you're getting old and senile. What's the use of learning this in the modern world?"
Shen Wancai trembled slightly, and his smile began to disappear little by little. He asked coldly, "What did you say? Say it again if you have the guts!"
Shen Wancai was usually extremely dignified at home. His face darkened, and Shen You's heart suddenly trembled. He didn't dare say what he wanted to, but his face still turned red. He turned his head and gasped for breath, refusing to acknowledge him as his teacher.
Seeing such an embarrassing scene unfold before them, everyone stopped talking, and they observed the changing situation with keen eyes.
Shen Wancai suppressed his rage and said in a deep voice, "I've already decided on this matter, so it's settled!"
Shen You jumped up and yelled disobediently, "No, I won't take him as my master even if it means I have to die!"
Shen Wancai's whole body shook as he clenched his fists. If it weren't for his high level of concentration and shrewdness, he would have lost his temper right then and there.
Shen Hui rolled her eyes and quickly said, "Dad, I'll persuade him." Then, without waiting for Shen Wancai's consent, she pulled on Shen You's hand and whispered, "Stop talking. Get out of here unless you want to die."
Shen You was not a fool, and he immediately understood. He pushed Shen Hui away and said angrily, "Why are you pretending to care? I don't need you to worry about me!" After that, he turned around and ran away.
The entourage who followed Shen Wancai saw that things were not good, and they subconsciously wanted to catch up, but he called out in a deep voice, "Don't chase after him, let him go. He won't enter the house, he hasn't got the guts!"
The entourage stood there awkwardly, gazing at the back of Shen You, who was leaving quickly, and then he turned back to Shen Wancai.
Shen Wancai's expression was one of extreme anger. He glanced at Shen Hui meaningfully and said faintly, "Well, well. What a good job you did!"
Although Shen Hui was smiling, she felt a chill in her heart, and she thought to herself, "It's over, he's going to punish me again now! Hmph, it's all this Li Yundong's fault. Every time I meet him, nothing good happens to me. Damn it, damn it!"
Shen Wancai hadn't expected that this matter in which he had had so much confidence would end up like this. Although he felt ashamed, he still forced a smile to Li Yundong. "Master Li, my son is incompetent. Please forgive us."
Li Yundong breathed a sigh of relief in his heart and said with a smile. "It's normal for young people to be proud and arrogant. They always desire to excel over others."
Shen Wancai sighed and said like an old man, "Master Li, you are young and elegant. This is the first time I have ever seen such a forgiving person like you in my life. Just now, I was lucky enough to witness your truly shocking godly technique. It’s a pity that it’s not appropriate now, otherwise, I would take tea instead of wine and have a few glasses with you but today I'll be leaving. Master Li, I wish you prosperity in your business and the success of all parties!"
After that, he didn't look around further. He just cupped his hands to Li Yuanbo, who was upstairs, and said in parting, "Secretary Li, goodbye!"
Li Yuanbo smiled and raised his teacup to show his respect.
Feng Na, who had been thoroughly enjoying the show, saw the old man walking away with his daughter. When Shen Wancai faced the dignitaries in this house, he only greeted Secretary Li, ignoring the others. She stuck her tongue out and whispered, "How dare he ignore the mayor!"
Cheng Cheng chuckled. "So what if he's bold? He's still asking for Li Yundong's help now, isn't he?"
Feng Na sighed softly and looked at Li Yundong with admiration. "When I first saw him at school, I could tell that he wasn't an ordinary person, but now more than half a year has passed and he has become someone I can barely even recognize. I wonder what he will be like in another half a year?"
Cheng Cheng laughed. "What else can he become? Will he stop being our classmate or friend if becomes the President of the United States? It's not like he's someone who can't be approached just because he's rich."
Feng Na nodded and smiled. "Yeah, that's where his charm lies. Look at the people he's dealing with right now. You can tell that his status has already earned our admiration, but he is still not arrogant and can take a joke."
The two of them discussed him in low voices. Li Yuanbo, who was upstairs, glanced at his watch, then got up and said with a smile. "It's getting late! I feel like I got to see something interesting today. It's really been a worthwhile trip. I'll be heading out now."
As soon as he moved, the guests upstairs all stood up to see him off.
He went downstairs, shook hands with Li Yundong, and said with an appreciative grin. "Your kung fu is rather special. How did you practice it?"
Li Yundong chuckled. "Ah, it's just a hobby."
Li Yuanbo saw that he was unwilling to say anything, so he didn't press him. "Well, I'll go back and practice blindly then. Let's see if I can achieve something like you!" he said with a chuckle.
Li Yundong laughed good-naturedly. "Hah! Secretary Li, you must be joking."
Li Yuanbo released his hand and said to Zhou Qin beside him, "Qin Qin, won't you see me off?"
Although she was a little surprised, she quickly smiled and replied, "Okay, Uncle Li!"
Li Yuanbo nodded and turned to leave. He didn't get into his car and just walked slowly down the pedestrian street with his hands clasped behind his back.
The driver who had come with him saw that he was not going to get back in the car, so he had to drive very slowly behind him.
After a while, Li Yuanbo suddenly came to a standstill. He was fiddling with the file that he had received from Li Yundong. He smiled to Zhou Qin meaningfully and said, "Qin Qin, tell me honestly, what is it that you're learning from Li Yundong?"
Zhou Qin was stunned. Although her wits were sharp and she had a way with words, she still didn't know how to answer him for a while.
Li Yuanbo stared at her. "You don't want to tell me? Well, I'll tell you!
"He is a cultivator, isn't he?" he said, looking up at her leisurely.
She was shocked. "Uncle Li, have you been monitoring him?"
He grinned. "That bold guy dared to play such a trick in front of me! Did he think I wouldn't be able to see it?"
"Uncle Li, in fact, Li Yundong is not what you think. He..." she began explaining nervously.
Without waiting for her to finish speaking, he raised his hand to interrupt her and said, "Don't be nervous. I don't have any prejudice against cultivators. Moreover, the destruction of our four old ways and the events of the Cultural Revolution caused great damage to the cultivation world. The older generation feels very sorry about it, so they have turned a blind eye to the development of the cultivation world over the past few years. Still, you have to tell him not to cross the line. He can't do such a thing as Young Master He did, or no one will be able to protect him."
She flashed a relieved smile. "Uncle Li, don't worry. He won't."
Li Yuanbo could tell that although Li Yundong was young, he acted with propriety and was quite calm. He had said this to get her to remind Li Yundong, and then he followed up by asking, "How long have you been with him?"
There was some ambiguity in his words. She blushed slightly and whispered, "About a month or so."
Li Yuanbo looked at her and sighed. "Your cultivation developed so much in just a month. You have changed so much!"
Zhou Qin blinked slowly, her expression blank. "Have I really changed a lot?"
Li Yuanbo shook his head and smiled lovingly. "You can't see your changes with your own eyes! Compared to how you were in the past, it's like you've been reborn! I don't even know what Li Yundong cultivates. How did he make such rapid progress? I saw some old friends..."
At this point, he suddenly realized that he had said too much. He immediately shut his mouth and changed the subject. "Hey, don't practice any evil kung fu with him. How would I be able to explain it to your father!"
She was a little confused at first, but then she quickly reacted. Her cheeks blushing, she said in a huff, "Uncle Li, how can you say this as an old man? It's not exactly respectable!"
"Forget it. Go ahead and follow your own path! Alas, you don't want to be a politician, but you're choosing to take such a difficult and dangerous path instead," he said with a laugh.
She smiled affectionately at him. "Uncle Li, as the saying goes, infinite glory lies at the peak of danger! What's more, cultivation is the most inspirational thing in the world. It doesn't have so many intrigues and trickery as politics. It can also allow one to ascend from the world of mortals, transcending life, old age, illness, and death. Who wouldn't want to give it a try?"
Hearing this, he sighed with emotion in his heart. "Yes, to be able to get out of the mortal world and escape old age, illness, and death, why not?"
She glanced at his graying temples. Obviously, he was used to working hard in his daily life. She asked tentatively in a low voice, "Uncle Li, how about I secretly teach you some cultivation kung fu?"
Hearing this, he immediately waved his hand dismissively and said, "No, no, there are rules in our system. We are secular. You can't hurt me! Those who have anything to do with that kind of thing will be swiftly deposed. Those who have something to do with cultivation all occupy nominal positions. If people like us have something to do with it, we will be demoted."
She sighed disappointedly. "Why do they even have rules like that? You'd be better off not being an official!"
"It's easy to go up the mountain but it's not so simple getting back down. When you climb to a certain height, you can't just say that you'd like to go back! Forget it, forget it. It's getting late. I should head home," Li Yuanbo said with a wry smile before turning and walking over to his special car.
Zhou Qin gazed at his old figure and suddenly asked, "Uncle Li, if you were to redo things from the beginning, which path would you choose?"
He stopped and fell silent for a while. Eventually, he turned around and said, "The mortal world is a mess. How could I be at ease? I envy you so much."
After that, he turned around and left, leaving only the echoes of his careless laughter.
Zhou Qin was lost for words. She thought to herself, "Uncle Li, you're a high-ranking official. Do you truly envy me so much?"