“Lend you money?” Qin Haodong sneered and said, “I’ve just put an end to everything and we’re not related anymore. Why would I lend money to strangers?”
Li Cheng said with a flattering face, “Dong, Uncle has already told you that was just a joke. Don’t take it seriously, we’re still family.”
“You lost the bet and saw I might be right,, so now we’re family?” Qin Haodong looked at other people and said reluctantly, “Grandpa has been kind and righteous throughout his entire life. I don’t know how he ended up with two sons like you.”
“I’m telling you to give it up now. I might be rich now, but I would rather burn it than to lend it to you.”
Seeing Qin Haodong’s decisive face, Li Cheng realized that this young man would never be cajoled by just a few words. Now that he couldn’t get any money, his smile disappeared immediately. He pointed to Qin Haodong and sworn, “You bastard. Don’t take yourself too seriously just because you had some money. I don’t care any penny of it.”
Li Cai followed and sworn, “Yes, bastard, you’re such a jinx. You ruined my family and I will never let you occupy the house of my family!”
The two was swearing at their best, but suddenly, they felt a pain on their faces. After a few popping sound, they flew backwards.
Li Cheng climbed up from the ground and couldn’t believe what had happened. Qin Haodong had been so obedient to them when he was young, but now he was beating them.
He covered his swollen cheek with his hands and pointed to Qin Haodong again. Then he swore, “You bastard, how dare you to hit me?”
Before he could finish, Qin Haodong grabbed him on his collar and slapped him a few more times. Then he took three more stacks of bills out of the man’s pocket and threw them back into the suitcase.
Li Cheng just smuggled the bills into his pocket and thought no one would be able to see it. However, Qin Haodong had clearly seen it.
Li Cai got up from the ground and wanted to swear, but he swallowed his words back when he saw how Li Cheng had ended up and Qin Hongdong’s cold eyes. He didn’t say anything more.
Qin Haodong coldly said, “I might not have a father or a mother. But no one could call me bastard. I’ve tolerated you enough before because you’re my Big Uncle and Second Uncle. Now that our relationship is over, I don’t have to tolerate you anymore.”
“If you dare to swear me again, you’ll end up like this desk!”
Qin Haodong said as he smashed on the desk near him. The hard-wooden desk collapsed into pieces like paper under his palm.
Li Cheng looked at Li Cai and looked at his wife Zhang Feng. All of them had terror in their eyes, and they wondered why Qin Haodong, who used to be so polite to them, would act so dominating and harsh after breaking up.
“Took the money out of your pocket. You don’t want to see I do it for you. I don’t want to see you anymore.”
Qin Haodong stepped forward a few steps. The four felt so pressed under his powerful aura.
Li Cheng and the other three might be ruffians, but he’s after all an ordinary person. Never had they seen a powerful aura like this, they took the money out of their pocket and threw them back, then ran away like rats.
Qin Haodong was so angry with the four shameless person that he released all his rage that had accumulated for long. He wondered if he had been too harsh when seeing the four running out, because after all, they were also grandpa’s kids. He turned back and looked to Li Qingshan and Zuo Langzhi.
Li Qingshan read his mind and said, “Dong, you did that right. I’ve always wanted to teach them the lesson. You just did grandpa a favor!”
Zuo Langzhi said, “Yes, Dong. You beat them too lightly. You should’ve snapped their legs.”
The old couple was telling the truth because the two unfilial sons had failed them so much in these years. They couldn’t take any more harassment from them. Now Qin Haodong had dealt with the troubles once for all, they couldn’t be happier.
Only Li Shulan sighed, but she didn’t say anything.
Zuo Langzhi then said, “Dong, you took the money to irritate the four ruffians, now just take it back. You can buy a house in Jiangnan with it, and yon can be more confident in the blind date tomorrow.”
Li Qingshan added, “Shulan, just give the money back to Dong. We owed his parents too much for we couldn’t afford his apartment and wedding. We can’t accept that.”
Li Shulan was just going to pick up the three suitcases with 1 million, but Qin Haodong stopped her, and spoke to the two, “Grandpa, grandma, those money is my gift for you. Why are you giving it back? Are you taking me as an outsider?”
Li Qingshan said: “But…”
“There’s no but.” Qin Haodong immediately interrupted Li Qingshan, “Grandpa, I still have lots of money and it’s enough for me. You have to take this.”
Li Qingshan still wanted to say something, but Zuo Lanzhi said, “Fine, old man. This is our grandson’s gift. We should take it.”
Li Qingshan considered about it. Then he nodded and agreed.
At the moment Qin Haodong’s cellphone rang. He checked it and found it was Shi Kuohai, head of the Public Security Department.
He walked to the other side and pressed the answer button. Then he asked, “Head Shi, what can I do you for?”
Shi Kuohai said, “Dr. Qin, thanks a lot for having cured me and Wan’er.”
Qin Haodong said, “You’re welcome, I am a doctor. That’s my job.”
He knew Shi Kuohai was calling him for more than just saying thanks. As expected, Shi Kuohai added, “Dr. Qin, I am calling you today to say thanks and I want you to do me another favor.”
“I have a comrade-in-arms who got injured in the army. His legs once broke into three pieces. The broken bone had been set but recently it ached more than ever. He has been to lots of hospitals but it doesn’t work. It’s getting more and more serious. He could barely walk.”
“He heard from me that Dr. Qin was a magic doctor, so he wants you to check it for him.”
Qin Haodong was not surprised at all. Shi Kuohai’s spine is definitely a hard problem to overcome. He had been in all kinds of hospitals but none of them seemed to work. Now that he had been cured by Qin Haodong, that would be the best advertisement. People would definitely use him as the approach to Qin Haodong.
He said, “Yes, but I don’t have the time now. He might have to wait for a few days.”
Shi Kuohai said, “Dr. Qin, is it possible you can cure him now? Better be today.”
Qin Haodong frowned. Shi Kuohai might be the head of the Public Security Department, but he treated the man as ordinary patients. As for the one seeking for medical treatment, it was just a pain in the legs which had been lasting for years and wouldn’t kill. It shouldn’t be any problem if he waited.
He asked, “Is it that urgent?”
Shi Kuohai immediately explained when he heard Qin Haodong was unhappy, “Dr. Qin, I’ll tell you the truth, the man was the secretary of the Committee for Discipline Inspection of Jiangnan City, Li Changzhi, a very righteous man. He has done excellent work.”
The mayor of Jiangnan City had just retired days ago, and now the position is suspended. The party had listed Li Changzhi as an important candidate. They’ll send someone to talk to him immediately.
“You know the health condition was a crucial item when inspecting officials. His impression would be badly influenced if he limped to the discussion. That was why he wanted you to treat him in such a hurry.”
He seemed to be unsatisfied with the explanation, so he paused and said, “Doctor Qin, I know him better than anyone. He was a very capable man, and also an honest and upright one. It will be nice to all the residents in Jiangnan City if he could be the major, so you have to do me the favor.”
“Oh! I see.” Qin Haodong’s frowned brows stretched and his tone eased a lot. He said, “OK. I am in my hometown in Wufeng County today. Tell him to come here if it’s really that urgent, I’ll take care of him.”
Shi Kuohai said happily, “That’s great and thank you. Wufeng County is not too far away. We’ll get to you now and it may take about an hour to get to Wufeng County. Let’s have a good drink after he’s cured.”
After hanging up the phone, Qin Haodong and Wang Rubing locked the three suitcases in the safe box in the clinic. That was 3 million and it might bring the family unnecessary troubles or even disasters if it was seen by others.
They heard a sudden noise outside as soon as they locked the money. It was people screaming and the roaring of the motor.
“Get out, Li Qingshan, or I’ll tear down your house!”
The yelling from the tweeter rang through the entire old street.
Qin Haodong went outside and saw Li Qingshan and Zuo Lanzhi standing at the door with Li Shulan’s support. There were more than 100 people standing before the clinic, half of which were workers, and the other half were ruffians in colorful costumes. Two large grab excavators were parked before them. It seemed that they were here to pull down the house.
A short and fat man with slicked black hair was standing before the excavator, with a central parting hair assistant standing aside.
Li Qingshan went to the door, and he yelled to the short fat guy wearing slicked hair, “Feng Tianbao. What are you doing here? I said I won’t move until you build me a new clinic. You should be reasonable, at least you should leave a place for me to treat the neighborhood.”
Hong Tianbao said, “Old man! Are you crazy for being poor? Our job was to pull down the old houses and make money. Why would I care if you can treat your patients? I’ll tell you one last time that I’ll pay you 100,000 yuan if you sign the agreement now. You say one more no and I’ll pull down your house immediately without giving you one penny.”
The thin assistant standing by his side whispered, “Boss, you said it was 1 million, did you just say it wrong?”
Hong Tianbao smiled and said, “That was the price yesterday, and now it’s only 100,000 yuan. I’ll just pulled down the house if he disagrees.”
“OK, I see, boss!”
The assistant didn’t know this was a scheme set by Hong Tianbao and Fu Haikun in order to provoke Qin Haodong. They would arrest him so that Li Qingshan could sign the agreement immediately. They tried their best to save the 1 million.
The neighborhood gathered when hearing the news. They stood behind Li Qingshan. They went angry and condemned Hong Tianbao as soon as they heard he was going to pay just 100,000 yuan for this.
“Hong Tianbao is so shameless. 100,000 yuan for such a big yard? That’s robbery!”
“Bastard? They are not estate developers. They are bandits…”
“With that little money, we won’t possibly move…”
Hong Tianbao ignored all the protesters. He smiled at Li Qingshan and said, “Old man. Do you hear me? Do you agree or not? Just answer my question!”