Chapter 199 False Alarm
Jiuyin was a restaurant-style bar. In recent years, this kind of restaurant was popular, such as the famous Hutaoli and so on. When Xiao Ruoqing and Lin Su finished their dinner, they sat there to continue drinking and listening to music.
Qin Sheng arrived hurriedly. Because he was seeing Uncle Zhuang and Mr. Cao today, he wore a decent suit. After all, it was important to leave a good impression for the first meeting. This is a habit and also an attitude that a young person must have.
Qin Sheng walked into the bar and found Lin Su. Lin Su had similar habits as him. She would like to sit either by the window or in the corner. At the same time, Qin Sheng also saw Xiao Ruoqing, who was sitting at the opposite side. So he slowly walked over to them with a smile.
“Hello.” Qin Sheng took the initiative to say hello.
Lin Su and Xiao Ruoqing had already gotten up. Xiao Ruoqing smiled and looked at Qin Sheng. Lin Su took Qin Sheng’s arm and said, “This is my boyfriend, Qin Sheng.”
“And my best girlfriend, a teacher at the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, a talented woman, Xiao Ruoqing.” Lin Su also introduced Xiao Ruoqing.
Qin Sheng nodded slightly. “Sorry for keeping you waiting for a long time. I had something to do that I just finished.”
“That’s okay. I haven’t seen Susu for a long time. We’ve just been sitting here, drinking and chatting since we finished dinner.” Qin Sheng left a good first impression on Xiao Ruoqing. She smiled and said, “Sit down and chat. What would you like to drink?”
The waiter had already come over with the wine list. Qin Sheng unfolded the wine list and ordered a glass of Godfather. During this time, he just drank a little alcohol, not as carefree as before because there was no one whom he felt was worthy of drinking a lot for.
“I was saying to Susu just now, what kind of man could catch our beautiful girl, and now I finally see the man. It really makes a woman feel envious.” Xiao Ruoqing joked.
Qin Sheng replied shyly, “It may be the good fortune of the previous generation that enabled me to meet her in this life. Sometimes I feel that it’s incredible. I’m wondering if I have run out of all my luck.”
“I see you are just showing your cleverness after taking advantage of it.” Xiao Ruoqing grinned.
Lin Su held Qin Sheng’s hand tightly and did not relax her hold on it. She said, “Ruoqing, don’t bully him.”
Xiao Ruoqing pouted and said, “Hey, you’re starting to protect him. We have been friends for more than 20 years, yet you value boyfriend over your friend. Well, I am jealous.”
The two beautiful girls played around and laughed. It was also a beautiful scenery.
Their place near the window was relatively dark, so Qin Sheng did not notice that so-called acquaintance. But this so-called acquaintance had been staring at Qin Sheng all the time. He was surprised to see this man in Hangzhou.
The man hesitated for a moment and called the waiter over and said directly, “What is the most expensive red wine here?”
There were two friends sitting with the man, a man and a woman, who didn’t look ordinary. They also noticed that he had been staring at the man who just came in. They asked subconsciously, “Is he your acquaintance?”
“He’s a friend that I have somewhat of a relationship with,” said the man, not telling the truth. Then he looked at the waiter, awaiting his answer.
A woman, or it should be said a girl, said coldly, “It is impossible to have good wine here. Maybe it is all fake. You don’t know much about it. Just let me do it. You don’t have to be a sucker.”
This non-mainstream girl took the wine list and shot a glance at it. She said, “I want the 12-year-old white horse from the Saint-Emilion region. This should be the best wine in your restaurant.”
“Madam, you have good taste. Our boss also likes the red wine of Chateau Cheval Blanc. This is one of the only two bottles left.” The waiter flattered her hurriedly. This bottle of wine was nearly 5,000 dollars. People who came here to drink would not choose such a bottle of expensive wine stupidly. Their bar had not reached that high of a level. It was the first time he saw someone ordering such an expensive red wine since he had come to work here. He thanked his boss, who had left two bottles of this red wine here, otherwise, he would have been shamed today.
The non-mainstream girl said coldly, “What do you talk so much?”
The waiter smiled resentfully.
The man took out his credit card and threw it to the waiter, then pointed to Qin Sheng’s table. “Then give the red wine to the gentleman at that table.”
After that, he took out hundreds of dollars and handed them to the waiter. “This is for you.”
The waiter was shocked and stunned again. What was going on here? He ordered such an expensive wine but he did not drink it, and he gave it to someone else. Come on, rich people were really good at throwing their money. He dared not say anything and left with his tip.
Qin Sheng, Lin Su, and Xiao Ruoqing were chatting happily. Artsy young women were always like chicken soup for the soul. Qin Sheng, a graduate of the philosophy department, was a professional. Xiao Ruoqing was completely attracted by Qin Sheng and listened to him fixedly.
At this time, the waiter took the white horse that was collected by his boss over to them. And not waiting for the waiter to speak, Xiao Ruoqing, who was the host tonight, frowned. “This is wrong, we didn’t order red wine.”
The waiter pointed to the guest who was not far from the window. “That guest over there gave it to this gentleman.”
It was normal to see someone order wine for beautiful women. It was a common routine for picking up girls. There were two beauties at this table. So it was not surprising that there would be some rich boys that sent wine to them. But it was for Qin Sheng. That was like The Arabian Nights. After all, Qin Sheng did not have any friends in Hangzhou. Was the guest at that table gay?
After listening to the waiter, Qin Sheng, Lin Su, and Xiao Ruoqing all looked at the table at the same time. When they saw the man who gave them the wine, Qin Sheng’s face instantly cooled down, followed by a kind of vigilance and nervousness. He had just arrived in Hangzhou on his first night, would he have a fight to the death so soon?
Because this man was not a friend but an enemy…
His name was Yang Deng. When Qin Sheng just arrived in Shanghai last year, Han Guoping had not committed suicide yet. Many enemies were throwing rocks at him, and preparing to divide him into parts and eat him up. Han Guoping was worried about the safety of Han Bing, so he had Qin Sheng protect her. And Qin Sheng’s first equal enemy was this man.
Yang Deng, a fierce member under the leadership of Jiangzhe Third Master Wu. It was said that he was the adopted child of Third Master Wu…
That night, Qin Sheng did not dare to be careless. He tried his best to finally beat Yang Deng. He also paid a small price and suffered a slight injury. But Qin Sheng did not kill Yang Deng, he injured him seriously, finally inserting a dagger into Yang Deng’s thigh and went away, without caring about his life.
That event was finally suppressed by Jiang Xianbang, and finally, it had not mentioned by others anymore because Yang Deng did not die, or Qin Sheng, who provoked Third Master Wu, would not live such a wonderful life.
Now, it had been nearly a year ago. The two opponents saw each other again, but on such an occasion, Qin Sheng was as surprised as Yang Deng. He did not expect that Yang Deng would send him the wine. After all, he was an enemy. They once had a grudge against each other. Yang Deng almost died in his hands. And today, now that he had such a chance, Yang Deng might get his revenge.
After going through the Mount Jiuhua incident, Qin Sheng had to be cautious when he was in trouble, let alone now that he was still with Lin Su and Lin Su’s girlfriend…
Qin Sheng stared at Yang Deng, who was sitting at the opposite side, thinking about the worst consequences and the countermeasures to them.
When she came back to earth, she took a look at the red wine and said surprisingly, “Hey, it’s a 12-year-old Chateau Cheval Blanc. Qin Sheng, what kind of friend you have, who is so generous?” Xiao Ruoqing did not know what was going on.
Qin Sheng did not answer Xiao Ruoqing’s words. After thinking for a moment, he finally got up and quietly pinched Lin Su’s palm. Lin Su immediately realized that something was wrong. It was obvious that Qin Sheng and the man were not friends. If he was a friend, Qin Sheng would not have had such a look.
At this time, Yang Deng got up and walked over to Qin Sheng with a faint smile. His two friends did not follow. Qin Sheng did not show weakness, he also walked over to Yang Deng.
The two had been looking at each other. If their eyes could be made into a film, it would be a film of battles and knives.
A few seconds later, Qin Sheng and Yang Deng stood in the middle of the bar, facing each other just one meter apart. Other people in the room seemed to be able to feel the unusual feelings between the two of them. The atmosphere was somewhat hostile. The situation was nervous and they seemed to want to fight. Even the singers were scared into forgetting the words.
If the two men started to fight, the bar would probably be messed up…
Xiao Ruoqing also felt something and whispered, “What happened?”
Lin Su said with a face of innocence, “Just drink, it has nothing to do with us.”
In the middle of the bar, the dim light was swept over the two people. And there was a feeling of a life-and-death fight from a movie.
“I didn’t expect to see you in Hangzhou. It was not intentional,” Yang Deng said first. Hangzhou was his home court. He had to be powerful to stop Qin Sheng, even though he almost died in Qin Sheng’s hands last time.
Qin Sheng smiled and replied, “Me too. Now we are enemies that are angry with each other?”
“It seems that you are afraid,” Yang Deng said.
Qin Sheng said disapprovingly, “I am afraid? This should be what I told you. I am just afraid that it will ruin the bar if we really fight with each other. It is not worth it.”
“I am afraid? Don’t you know who the leader in Hangzhou is?” Yang Deng was full of energy.
This was a fact, and it was also the truth. Third Master Wu was a fierce and powerful person in Zhejiang. There were really few people who didn’t respect him. And Qin Sheng wanted to be deeply rooted here. He had encountered Yang Deng when he just arrived at Hangzhou. If he really fought with Yang Deng, he might not be able to stay in Hangzhou anymore, but would have to be homeless again.
Therefore, Qin Sheng gave up and sighed. “Yes, to be honest, I am afraid. I am not afraid of you, but I am afraid of Third Master Wu, who stays behind you. I will live in Hangzhou in the future. I can only leave if I offend you.”
“You said it straight out, interesting,” Yang Deng said thoughtfully, and he was thinking about what Qin Sheng said at the same time. What he meant was very obvious. This man would live and work in Hangzhou in the future, so he was afraid.
Qin Sheng didn’t want to be untruthful, so he said directly, “What should I do to get over with that thing?”
As Qin Sheng laid his cards on the table, Yang Deng laughed and said, “I really don’t understand why you should treat me as an enemy, and not a friend. If you were my enemy, I would not have given you alcohol. Maybe I would have given you a knife.”
“What do you mean?” Qin Sheng was a little confused.
Yang Deng slowly moved forward two steps, patted Qin Sheng’s shoulder and said, “IN the beginning, we were all doing our own things for our bosses. I was defeated by you. I can only say that I’m a loser. You could have killed me, but you didn’t. I remember your kindness. I am not going to return kindness with ingratitude. I can also discriminate between love and hate. In my eyes, you are a friend, not an enemy.”
“Friends?” Qin Sheng muttered to himself. But he really didn’t understand what Yang Deng meant. He had a taboo and would not easily believe Yang Deng.
Yang Deng patted Qin Sheng’s shoulder once again. “If you want, we can be friends. If you need anything in Hangzhou in the future, you can come to me. I will invite you to have a drink once I have the chance. I should go now.”
After saying this, Yang Deng did not wait for Qin Sheng to understand him, as he turned away and waved to him directly. Then he took his two friends to leave the bar together, leaving Qin Sheng standing with confusion.
Qin Sheng could not help feeling it was a false alarm.