Chapter 5/9

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Rose had mentioned that a syndicate boss from another part of China came looking to partner up with her to expand his power by taking over small-scale gangs in the south.

The initially cold and bored blood in Rose’s body got heated up again after getting Yang Chen’s agreement. She then proceeded to plan her gang deployment.

However, Yang Chen hadn’t been bothered to understand the situation well, so he didn’t know whom Rose was going to partner up with.

Until this moment, Yang Chen finally found out when Liu Qingshan showed the so-what-if-that-is-the-case expression!

Damn it! One of my father-in-laws is the boss of an underground syndicate?! Also, he used to be a ‘businessman’ in Beijing. Does that mean he controls the largest gang there?

Since Rose controlled the only gang in Zhonghai, the association which she chose to partner up with wasn’t weak to say the least. That meant it wasn’t surprising if Liu Qingshan was the president of the largest gang in Beijing.

However, since that was the case, why would Liu Mingyu work in a legitimate corporate, while the domineering aura couldn’t be found on her at all?

Yang Chen found it weirder that Liu Mingyu only seemed to have found out about her father’s background just now. However, her younger brother Minghao clearly knew about it long ago, judging by his actions.

Yang Chen quickly thought of something. He couldn’t help but ask, “Then if that’s the case, is Uncle behind the annihilation of Qi Kai’s clan?”

“That’s right. I had hired someone to wipe out their entire clan,” Liu Qingshan answered joyfully without trying to hide anything.

Liu Mingyu’s eyes widened in shock. She cried, “Dad… you… why did you…”

“Humph,” Liu Qingshan snorted scornfully. “That Qi fellow went over the line for so many times. He was sorry to my daughter. It was his blessing that only his clan died. Yu’er, if it wasn’t because I hadn’t conquered all of Beijing earlier, while the Qi clan was directly under the Tang clan, I would’ve killed him long ago.”

“But… but his family did nothing to me…” Sorrow filled Liu Mingyu’s eyes. It wasn’t because she missed Qi Kai, but she couldn’t bear seeing an entire clan being wiped for the mistakes on one man.

Liu Qingshan put on a serious expression. “Back then when you lived with your mother, we lied to you that I operated a business in Beijing to avoid getting you involved. We were also worried that you’d get contaminated by these filthy things, being a little girl. The situation is set now. You’re Liu Qingshan’s daughter, so naturally, there isn’t anyone that would dare bully you anymore…”

As he spoke, Liu Qingshan turned to Liu Mingyu. Threat obviously displayed in his eyes. “Even if you’re not a legitimate wife, I still won’t allow you to suffer.”

Yang Chen found Liu Qingshan’s words blurry. He had no clue on a lot of aspects. Smiling bitterly, he replied, “I definitely won’t take advantage of Mingyu. Uncle, can you stop talking about things that I don’t understand?”

The mother chuckled. “I’ll do the talking. Qingshan, why are you frightening my son-in-law? Yang Chen, this is what happened…”

After listening to the mother’s explanation, Yang Chen finally understood everything.

When Liu Qingshan and Liu Mingyu’s mother got married, Liu Qingshan was only just a small helper in the clan. He had fallen in love with the mother and married her. However, he was worried that his career would affect his wife and future child.

Thus, when Liu Mingyu was still really young, Liu Qingshan let her and her mother come to Zhonghai, and allowed his daughter to live like an ordinary girl. To avoid getting her involved in the underworld, they rarely met up to keep Liu Mingyu in the dark.

Anyone in the underworld would receive some inevitable pressure. To Liu Qingshan, if Liu Mingyu was a guy, he could naturally bring him along and allow him to inherit everything in the future. However, Liu Mingyu was a girl, so he didn’t plan to let her live a life of fear and oppression.

His action was completely different from Rose’s father Situ Mingze. Back then, Situ Mingze brought up Rose with the intention of educating her and passing the clan on to her. Although Rose couldn’t stand looking at her father’s brutality, one must admit Rose’s blood was filled with her father’s craze in the underworld.

After a few years, Liu Qingshan relied on his competence and went through tons of battles before gradually becoming the leader of one of the largest associations. However, since his wife and daughter were in Zhonghai while he couldn’t meet them often, he had an intercourse with another woman when he was still young and strong.

That woman was Liu Minghao’s mother who operated a bar in Beijing.

The mother knew that her husband wasn’t an irresponsible man, and she was aware of his efforts. When she picked Liu Qingshan back then, she had made various preparations. Thus, when he told her that he had another woman, the mother generously accepted the matter.

After that, following the birth of Liu Minghao, the woman from Beijing became the mother’s close friend. One lived in Zhonghai while the other stayed in Beijing. Although Liu Mingyu and Liu Minghao didn’t meet often, because their mothers were exceptionally close, they were obliged to treat each other as siblings.

“If Yu’er didn’t have a father like me, she wouldn’t have chosen you so easily,” Liu Qingshan sighed helplessly.

Yang Chen felt really guilty. He felt that this father-in-law of his was his true helper. The old man was the true player in handling women!

Raising two women at different places indeed appeared to be a great idea. However, Yang Chen had so many woman. If he had to separate all of them, he would no doubt die from exhaustion from having to visit so many places and people all at once.

Liu Mingyu looked at Yang Chen with a sour expression. She glanced at Yang Chen and said, “I only found out my father’s true identity recently. I was worried that you might feel I had been hiding it from you all this time. I didn’t know how to explain it to you. Please don’t blame me for it, can you…”

“Humph. Why would he dare to blame you? He’s pleased if anything.” Liu Qingshan snorted in dissatisfaction. “Am I right, Yang Chen?”

Yang Chen coughed a little. He wondered why his father-in-law was so brutally honest. “Of course I won’t blame you. I’m not a good person at the end of the day. I myself am aware about this.”

“Alright, alright. What are you guys talking about? Qingshan, it is rare for you to finally finish your work and find time to keep Yu’er company. Now that we have a decent son-in-law, all of us should talk happily instead,” the mother complained.

Liu Qingshan treated his wife with much respect. He had nothing else to say anymore.

The waiters soon served the food. As they dined, Liu Minghao had examined Yang Chen from top to bottom repeatedly, as if he was trying to assess Yang Chen’s reliability for his sister.

Yang Chen felt helpless for this brother-in-law of his. At that age, he was evidently a highschooler. He should’ve entered a new school after returning to Zhonghai with Liu Qingshan.

Quickly, Yang Chen thought of a problem. He asked, “Uncle, where is my other mother-in-law?”

Yang Chen was naturally referring to Liu Qingshan’s other woman. She was at least his mother-in-law nominally.

Liu Qingshan appear emotional. “She’s helping me attend to operations in Beijing. I have spent most of my time in Beijing in these recent years. Now that I finally gathered the powers in Beijing, I can finally accompany Mingyu and her mother more. She offered to help me out in Beijing. When I talk about it, I’m indeed unqualified to find you irritating. I’m no better than you.”

Well, at least you are aware of it yourself, Yang Chen thought as he smiled.

“Dad, my mom asked me to watch you tightly. I can’t allow you to get more ‘mothers’,” Liu Minghao said loudly as he chewed the vegetarian meat, causing some of his saliva to land on his father.

Liu Qingshan almost spat out his apple cider. Expectedly, Liu Mingyu’s mother gave him an evil stare as well.

Liu Qingshan patted his chest righteously before speaking, “What makes you think your father is that kind of person? I know that I’ve been sinful in this life. I haven’t had any meat for so many years. Can’t you tell my sincerity?”

“My mom knew that you would give this exact reason. She asked me to tell you that you used the same tactic to trick her back then!”

Liu Qingshan became completely speechless. Yang Chen felt that Liu Minghao was actually quite adorable.

The dinner with Liu Mingyu’s parents was surprisingly complicated. Fortunately, Yang Chen had experienced a lot in life. Although he had no clue how much Liu Qingshan knew about him, he was sure that Liu Qingshan had regarded him highly. Otherwise he wouldn’t have agreed to his relationship with Liu Mingyu.

Yang Chen somehow had a gang leader boss as one of his father-in-laws who happened to be a vegetarian. Having had a lot of apple cider and filled his stomach with vegetarian food, he felt a little dizzy.

When he walked out of the restaurant, Yang Chen pulled Liu Mingyu’s hand and leaned forward to her ear. “It looks like our matter is dealt with. You can just be my lover for the rest of your life. Do you feel wronged?”

“At least you won’t treat me like how my father treats my mother. They only meet up once or twice a year. So I’m fine with this,” Liu Mingyu said honestly.

“Why can’t you speak more like a woman? You should act like a spoiled princess and scold me or something,” Yang Chen said with a smile.

Liu Mingyu rolled her eyes. “This is who I am. I wasn’t brought up spoilt.”

Yang Chen pouted. “I’ll let you meet Rose next time. She’s a good friend of Qianni, and they’re now living together. No matter what, you’re the daughter of a gang leader. You can follow Rose and learn from her. It’s even possible for you to inherit your father’s position.”

“No way. I want to be a white-collar worker. I’ll just let my younger brother take over the position,” Liu Mingyu said.

“What a great elder sister. You’re letting your own younger brother into the underworld.” Yang Chen widened his eyes.

“Doesn’t he have your help as your brother-in-law?” Liu Mingyu asked with a smile.

Yang Chen felt troubled. Once he started having more women, he was involved in and required to help out more matters. It certainly looked like he should stop recruiting women.

After he bade farewell with Liu Qingshan, the mother, and Liu Minghao, it was already 11 o’clock at night.

Since it was rather late already, there were very little cars on the road when Yang Chen headed home.

He was passing by a cable-stayed bridge when he suddenly noticed a lonely figure standing on the rail without any support, looking exceedingly desolate!

If it wasn’t for his incredible eyesight, he wouldn’t have witnessed this extremely dangerous scene!

Currently, the figure was facing the cold wind, standing at the very edge of the slim and long rail by the bridge. She looked like she could fall anytime into the violent waves tens of meters beneath!

Even a rock which weighed hundreds of kilograms would disappear instantly after being flushed away, let alone a human being. The force of the impact with the water surface could even blast a person’s organs into pieces!

Was someone about to commit suicide?!

Yang Chen blinked his eyes to make sure he wasn’t having an illusion. He stepped onto the accelerator forcefully and rushed to the back of the figure before activating the emergency brake and getting off the car!

Even if it was a stranger, while Yang Chen’s wasn’t Buddha who would save lives, it was simply immoral for him to watch as someone was about to take their own lives.

However, when Yang Chen got off his car and was able to get a clearer view of the persons back, he suddenly found it immensely familiar...