Qin Haodong said, “Brother Long. Her name’s Hu Xiaoxian. We’re just friends.”
He wanted to explain, but Long Haisheng didn’t buy it. He smiled and said, “Stop explaining. I was once in your age. Youth without romance will be pitiful. You’re a capable man. I’m OK if you’re keeping relationships with several women at the same time.”
Qin Haodong knew his explanation could only make it worse, so he stopped talking.
Soon they arrived at the Dreamy Jiangnan. Under the guidance of the waitress, they entered VIP room No. 10. This one was half the size of the No.3 VIP room, and the decorations were relatively simpler. Yet still, it was way better than the ordinary boxes.
Wang Ziming and Liu Yuqing were already waiting in the room. Wang Ziming didn’t even move when Qin Haodong came in. Later when he saw Hu Xiaoxian, he smiled and welcomed her.
“There you are, gorgeous. Take a seat!”
Hu Xiaoxian smiled and said, “Handsome, we’ve brought a friend with us, do you mind?”
“No, no, of course not.” Wang Ziming took a look at Long Haisheng and ignored him. To him, the friend of a bodyguard should be no one special.
After they were all seated, he looked at Qin Haodong arrogantly, “How do you feel? Is this the first time in your life to have been in such a luxurious place? I tell you what, the meal here tonight will cost your years’ wages.”
“It’s good you’ve brought your friends here. You’ll never have the chance if you miss this one. The VIP rooms here are hard to book, and it’s not just about money, it’s about social status.”
Long Haisheng turned sullen as soon as he heard Wang Ziming say that because nobody got to talk to the boss of the underworld of Jiangnan City like that.
But he held it back when seeing Qin Haodong remaining silent. After all, Qin Haodong was the host today.
Wang Ziming couldn’t be prouder when he saw the two were both muted. That was how he felt superior, and only in that could he catch the attention of the beautiful woman.
The waitress brought the menu to the table and asked politely, “You may order now, sir.”
Wang Ziming yelled loudly, “Order everything you want. The price won’t be any problem. It would be hard for you do eat that again if you miss the chance today,”
After that he said to Hu Xiaoxian with a flattering face, “Gorgeous, what drink do you want?”
Hu Xiaoxian said, “Wine, please. I don’t drink other stuff.”
She had the smile on her face but inside, she couldn’t hate the fat guy more. She decided to cost him a great deal.
“You had to take to best wine to know the taste.” Wang Ziming finger-snapped and said, “A bottle of Petrus.”
The waitress asked politely, “Which one, sir?”
Wang Ziming was trying to be generous, he said, “Didn’t you hear what I just said to the gorgeous? Of course the 20-thousand one.”
The waitress replied in a very polite way, but she was despising the guy. All the wines in Dreamy Jiangnan had taken flights from France to Huaxia, and they were all expensive. The 20-thousand Petrus was the cheapest one here.
Wang Ziming was saying it so generously. Obviously, he was bluffing Qin Haodong and the two because he thought they had never had anything good and had no idea of the wine price.
That was exactly what was in Wang Ziming’s mind. He thought that there was no way a security guard could’ve taken any nice wines, maybe some cheap Chinese wine at most.
He turned back to Hu Xiaoxian and asked, “How’s that, gorgeous? Are you satisfied? That’s high-end wine worth 20 thousand a bottle. Many people wouldn’t be able to earn a bottle in a year.”
Hu Xiaoxian said with a smile, “I doubt that. I mean isn’t this the cheapest Petrus here? That’s a bit low for a man like you. Are you going to treat us with the cheapest wine?”
“Well…” Wang Ziming suddenly felt awkward. It had never occurred to him that Hu Xiaoxian knew so much about wine. So he answered in haste, “Yes!” “Of course not, I was joking. I’m buying the gorgeous a drink, and we need the best of all.”
He turned back and said to the waitress, “Do you hear me? Change it into a 50-thousand one.”
“Yes, sir.” The waitress was about to leave but Qin Haodong raised his hand and stopped her.
“Wait a minute, miss. Did Mr. Wang order just one bottle?”
“Yes, sir, just one bottle.”
“But there are five of us. One bottle won’t be enough to share.” Qin Haodong said to Wang Ziming, “Mr. Wang, you said you take me here to broaden my horizon. We happen to be heavy drinkers. One bottle of wine wouldn’t even fill all our cups. You’re more generous than that, aren’t you?”
Since he had already been here today, he would cost the guy a big fortune, no mercy.
Wang Ziming’s face turned ugly. That was a 50-thousand Petrus, not a cheap Chinese wine. He knew the guy was giving him a hard time. He hated Qin Haodong so much.
However, he had made the promise to win Hu Xiaoxian’s affection. He had no choice but have to say, “Fine, we’ll have two bottles then.”
Hu Xiaoxian said, “Handsome, I happen to be a heavy drinker, too. I don’t think two bottles would serve us good. How about one bottle for each of us? You’re a generous guy, and you wouldn’t mind that little money, aren’t you?”
“No, of course not!” Wang Ziming ground his teeth and said, “Petrus might be nice wine, but I wouldn’t mind the price at all.”
He was swearing to himself that he had to get Hu Xiaoxian in his bed today. He would definitely take more blue pills and vent the depression in him.
“Waitress, do you hear me? Five bottles of Petrus. We’re going to have so much fun tonight.”
He waved his hand so that he could look more generous, but his heart was bleeding. 250,000 yuan for five bottles. He might be rich, but not that rich.
“You’re so generous, handsome!”
Hu Xiaoxian’s praise eased all of Wang Ziming’s depression. He said with pride, “Of course, I’m a man, and a man wouldn’t mind spending that little money.”
“Gorgeous, I don’t know your name yet. Would you mind?”
“Handsome, my name is Hu Xiaoxian.”
“Hu Xiaoxian, a great name,” Wang Ziming said, looking like a pig. He continued, “We should keep in touch later. I am generous and that’s not the only advantage I have. You’ll know when you see.”
All the guests sitting at the table could tell the harassment hidden behind those words. Hu Xiaoxian’s eye expression turned cold, but her face was still smiling. She asked, “Really? I’m looking forward to seeing it.”
She might look coquettish but was actually a very loyal woman. The dead fatty must’ve lived too long to harass her in public.
“Calm down gorgeous, I won’t let you down.”
Wang Ziming laughed as if he had seen hope. He thought even a beautiful woman like this one couldn’t resist the temptation of money.
Liu Yuqing had indeed known that her boyfriend had been flirting with Hu Xiaoxian; however, she knew the guy well. She knew what a playboy he was, but she had to turn a blind eye to it because she was afraid of losing everything if she got kicked off by him.
People always sacrificed something to attain other things. She chose to marry his money, and for exchange, she dropped her dignity.
At this point, the waitress served all the five bottles on the table, and asked politely, “Sir, do you want to open all of it?”
“Sure, all of them.”
Wang Ziming felt like he was making progress, so he wouldn’t mind the price of the wine. He was a heavy drinker, too. This was the best opportunity for him to get Qin Haodong and Hu Xiaoxian drunk, and then he would be able to make his move.
The waitress opened up the bottles one by one, and put each in front of everyone.
Wang Ziming said to Qin Haodong, “How about a toast to us meeting each other?”
Qin Haodong raised his head and saw the idiot who was trying to have a competition in drinking with him. As the saying went, “wines are made from grains”. Qin Haodong was in charge of everything green as the Emperor Green Wood. He could drink thousands of cups and still stay sober.
Wang Ziming thought Qin Haodong was afraid when seeing him muted. He stood up and tried to be masculine, and then he said, “Are you a man or not? Man up and let’s bottom up!”
Qin Haodong said, “Since Mr. Wang is in such a good mood, how about we do it more straightforward? How about we drink it from the bottle?”
“Each bottle for everyone, and dribbling from the bottle?”
Wang Ziming was dumbfounded. He was a heavy drinker, but he never had drunk like that.
“How about that? Are you a man or not! Man up and let’s drink from the bottle!”
Qin Haodong sent the words Wang Ziming said back to him, but he changed it from a cup from a bottle.
Wang Ziming hesitated because it was highly possible that he would get drunk if he drained the bottle up.
Hu Xiaoxian said, “How about that, handsome? What? Are you afraid?”
“That’s impossible. A bottle of wine was just a piece of cake for me.”
Wang Ziming took the bottle and started to drink from it because he was afraid Hu Xiaoxian would look down on him.
The smell of wine was choking him when he just finished by half. He could barely continue. At the same time, Qin Haodong had finished the bottle of wine in his hand like drinking water.
Wang Ziming was afraid that he would be embarrassed, so he grabbed the other half and poured it all in. He felt a little dizzy soon after he finished.
“What a drinker you are! Such a man!”
Hu Xiaoxian applauded lightly and said.
“Sure thing. I’m a handsome and generous man.” After he said that he grabbed Liu Yuqing’s hands and took the ring off her finger roughly. Liu Yuqing’s fingers hurt so much, but she was afraid to say anything because she had been used to it.
Wang Ziming held the ring in his hand and said, “See? The big diamond on it cost me 80,000, but that didn’t matter. I’ll spend anything on the woman I love.”
He held the diamond and took a glimpse of Qin Haodong and Long Haisheng. Then he said proudly, “80,000. How many years it would take for you to earn that much? I assume you won’t be able to buy your woman such a big diamond ring for your whole life.”
“That’s no big deal for me. You’ve seen the while, they’re 250,000 in total. That’s an unimaginable number for you, but for me, it was just a dinner bill.”
He might be rich, but not rich enough to pay so much for a meal. Now that the money had been spent, he had to show it off, demeaning Qin Haodong to win Hu Xiaoxian’s affection.