Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Ming Ansheng followed.
Yan Rusheng greeted plainly when he arrived before him.
His wife had instructed him to do so. He had to be on good terms with the government officials as they were bound to have dealings in the future.
Yes, so he had to force on a smile when he greeted the secretary.
“Secretary Wang,” Ming Ansheng greeted soon after.
Secretary Wang looked at both of them and smiled. “The youngest successful businessmen in the capital city.”
Ming Ansheng smiled faintly. “Secretary Wang, you’re too kind.”
“I heard that Flourish & Prosper’s project in Chengnan will be completed by the start of next year. Congratulations, President Yan,” President Chen interjected.
Yan Rusheng smiled but kept his silence.
The crowd around the secretary became bigger after Yan Rusheng and Ming Ansheng joined.
The guests were engaged in their own conversations. Yan Rusheng and Ming Ansheng listened in, only giving brief replies when the topic came to them.
Someone entered, calling out to him from afar.
It was a powerful voice and everyone looked over instinctively. Even Yan Rusheng glanced over.
It shocked him. ‘Bai Jing?’
Bai Jing was wearing a pale pink gown. Her hair and makeup had been beautifully done. She was carrying a golden Chanel bag.
He almost couldn’t recognize her after her makeover.
Yan Rusheng furrowed his eyebrows as he sized Bai Jing up. He then retracted his gaze.
“Third Yan, isn’t that Bai Jing?” Ming Ansheng whispered. “Who’s that man beside her?”
Yan Rusheng replied, “The President of Grand Prosperity Molds, Lei Yong.”
“Grand Prosperity Molds? Lei Yong?” Ming Ansheng took a while to recall the company name. “Lei Minghe?”
Grand Prosperity Molds wasn’t a huge company. They considered it ordinary among the many corporations in the capital city.
The surname ‘Lei’ only triggered his memory.
Yan Rusheng nodded his head. “Mm.”
“Then Bai Jing.”
Yan Rusheng knew what Ming Ansheng was curious about. “Lei Minghe is Bai Jing’s stepfather.”
The answer was explanatory. Ming Ansheng nodded. “I see.”
All along, he only knew that her stepfather was wealthy. He didn’t know her exact situation.
President Chen walked up to Lei Yong and greeted him with a smile. “Oh, President Lei.”
“It’s been awhile,” Lei Yong said.
“Yes, it has.” President Chen nodded. His gaze shifted onto Bai Jing, who was standing beside him. His eyes brightened. “This is?”
President Chen pointed at Bai Jing and asked Lei Yong.
Lei Yong introduced, “This is my younger sister, Bai Jing.”
Shock flashed cross President Chen’s eyes. “Your younger sister?”
Lei Yong knew what he was confused about. “It’s a long story. We reconciled recently.”
In such a setting, how could he say that Bai Jing is a child who his stepmother had with another man?
It would tarnish the Lei’s reputation.
“This little lass is in senior middle school?” President Chen asked, his gaze glued on Bai Jing.
Bai Jing knew that this was the man Lei Yong had mentioned, and she was frightened. She gripped the strap of her bag tightly, not daring to look at President Chen.
Lei Yong saw this, so with a smile, he answered on her behalf. “She’s in her first year of university.”
“Oh,” President Chen replied. Then he added, “Which university?”
Lei Yong replied, “A University.”