Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation

Yi Hong’s eyes flickered. “Yeah, it’s just for a meal. What did you think?”

“Cut the crap. Won’t you spill the beans?”

“What do you want me to say?” Yi Hong waved away his ham-like hand, finding it amusing.

Originally, he had intended to introduce Shen Wan to some connections, but she didn’t seem interested, even pushing Zhou Chi forward. If she wasn’t willing, why go to the appointment at all? It seemed like an unnecessary effort.

Yi Hong couldn’t figure out the reason.

Since Shen Wan didn’t want to reveal her identity, he certainly wouldn’t pry in front of Ma Xiangqian. “Alright, alright. Can’t we just keep things simple? After being in the business world for so long, do we have to overthink everything? It’s exhausting.”

Ma Xiangqian continued to stare at him with suspicion.

Yi Hong called the driver over. “Don’t be stubborn. Let’s send you back to the hotel.”

“I’m not going back! If you don’t explain things today, I’ll squat here and won’t leave!” Ma Xiangqian declared, unyielding. He didn’t care about the image of a business elite. Sitting there with his considerable weight, he looked like a ball.

Yi Hong suppressed a smile, coughed lightly into his fist, and asked, “So, you really won’t leave?”

“No, I won’t!”

“Isn’t there a flight to Ning City tomorrow morning? Aren’t you discussing the cooperation with MT Financial anymore?”

Ma Xiangqian stared at him blankly for a while before realizing, “Oh, right! The Song family values punctuality; they don’t tolerate tardiness.”

“So, are you leaving now or not?”

“…I’ll leave!”

Filled with questions, not only Yi Hong and Ma Xiangqian, but Zhou Chi as well wondered about Shen Wan’s intentions.

When they returned to the hotel room, Zhou Chi couldn’t hold back any longer.

“Wan Wan, what exactly are you planning? I can’t make heads or tails of it.”

“What’s so hard to understand?” Shen Wan raised an eyebrow. “By the way, you’ve had quite a bit to drink. Are you feeling dizzy? Should 1 call room service for a hangover remedy?”

“I’m fine for now.”

Shen Wan patted his shoulder, looking pleased. It made Zhou Chi feel awkward. “You can handle your alcohol. Keep it up.”

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“Do you want some coconut milk?” She opened the fridge and turned to him.

Zhou Chi hiccupped. Right now, he couldn’t stand the sight of any liquid. He quickly shook his head.

Shen Wan didn’t insist. She opened a can of coconut milk, tilted her head back, and drank it in one gulp, instantly feeling refreshed.

“Is there something you want to ask?”

“What’s the purpose of meeting Ma Xiangqian?”

Shen Wan pulled out a business card from her bag. It was given to her by Ma

Xiangqian when they parted ways. “For this.”

“What does that mean?”

“I want to do a deal with Ma Xiangqian, but not right now. Meeting him was to obtain his contact information. It’s that simple.”

Zhou Chi was slightly taken aback. “You knew him before?”

Shen Wan thought for a moment. “You could say that.”

As the President of Giant Peak Group, he was one of the benefactors in Song Lin’s life. Only through the success of their joint project did he truly establish himself in MT Financial. Before that, no matter how arrogant Song Lin was, he was just an unrecognized illegitimate child in his family’s eyes!

Of course, that’s the path from a previous life.

In this life, things might not be the same…

Shen Wan’s flight back to Ning City was at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. She checked out from her hotel at noon, and Zhou Chi had planned to escort her to the airport. However, he was called away by Yi Hong for a team member introduction.

“Can you manage alone?”

“All Chi, has anyone ever told you that you’re too naggy?”

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“Alright.” Shen Wan waved her hand dismissively, “Just go already. Meet the colleagues you’ll be working with in the future and make sure to build good relationships.”

After Zhou Chi left, she stood on the roadside waiting for a taxi.

Ten minutes passed, and there was no sign of a vacant cab.

Shen Wan frowned, checked the time, and just then, a black Mercedes-Benz smoothly pulled up in front of her. The rear window rolled down, revealing a handsome man’s face.

“Going to the airport?” His voice was deep, and his tone was indifferent.

Shen Wan responded with a nonchalant “Mm-hmm” and her expression was even colder than his.

“Get in.”

She didn’t move. “1 don’t want to trouble you. I’ll wait for a taxi.”

“At this hour, you might have to wait for another hour or more.”

Shen Wan lowered her eyes.

Meanwhile, Quan Hanting had already opened the car door. “It’s on my way. It’s up to you whether you want to get in or not.”

After hesitating for only three seconds, she looked up and gave a gentle smile. At that moment, the smile of the young girl seemed to emit radiance, dazzling and brilliant. Quan Hanting’s gaze flickered.

“Then, I’ll trouble you, Sixth Uncle,” she said, giving her luggage a light kick. “Please open the trunk.”

Quan Hanting gave her a deep look and passed a word to the driver. The trunk of the Mercedes-Benz opened, and Shen Wan put her luggage inside. “All set.”

She went around to the other side of the back seat, opened the car door, and sat down steadily.


The journey was silent, with an eerie atmosphere in the air.

Chu Yujian calmly adjusted the steering wheel, occasionally glancing at the two people in the back seat through the rearview mirror.

One on the left, one on the right, they didn’t interfere with each other, keeping a clear boundary.

Ling Yun’s gaze was wandering as he invited people into the car but didn’t say a word. What exactly did the boss mean?

After exchanging a glance with Chu Yujian, who also couldn’t provide an answer, Ling Yun couldn’t help but feel that the world of adults was too complicated, not suitable for someone like him.

“Concentrate on driving.”

Out of the blue, Quan Hanting spoke, nearly causing Chu Yujian’s hands to tremble and briefly causing the steering wheel to swerve off course. Thankfully, he swiftly corrected it.

Shen Wan, seemingly oblivious to the strange atmosphere, enjoyed the scenery outside the window on her own.

Half an hour later, they arrived at the airport.

Shen Wan picked up her suitcase and stood in front of the car door, locking eyes with the man inside through the lowered window.

After a couple of encounters, she now felt that those eyes weren’t as intimidating as she initially thought.

“Thank you, Sixth Uncle. See you again.”

With those words, she left behind a gentle smile, turned around, and walked away gracefully..