Chapter 57: She Was Being Probed
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Ye Qingran guessed that maybe straight men hated being misunderstood as gay, which was why Chu Yan was unhappy.
She promised, “If I encounter such problem in the future, I’ll definitely not ask you for help.”
The door opened and He Cizhou walked in. “Eh, Little Friend, why are you here?”
Ye Qingran said with a sly smile, “I’ll ask Cizhou for help next time.”
She had been wondering why Chu Yan would come to eat alone and then He Cizhou came in. Indeed, no matter where he went, He Cizhou was always around.
He Cizhou sat down and asked curiously, “What help do you want from me?”
Ye Qingran smiled and said, “Nothing much. Come and have some tea.”
He Cizhou took a sip of tea and smiled, “Then what were you guys talking about just now?”
Ye Qingran also smiled but did not answer him directly, “Nothing much.”
He Cizhou obviously did not believe her.
He glanced at Chu Yan and then at Ye Qingran. His fingers stroked his chin and he said with a probing tone, “The more evasive your are, the more I feel that something big seemed to have happened when I wasn’t around.”
Ye Qingran replied, “No.”
Chu Yan looked at him sideways and said, “No.”
He Cizhou, “…”
He smiled with great curiosity. “Oh, you have such a tacit understanding.”
The waiter came in too take the order. He Cizhou did not continue to ask.
He glanced at the menu and ordered two dishes and a bottle of wine.
When the wine was served, He Cizhou poured a glass for Ye Qingran as well, with a calculating smile on his lips. “Little friend, it’s rare for us to have a meal together. We must have a good drink today.”
When Ye Qingran reached out to take the glass, Chu Yan took it before she did.
“You call him little friend but let him drink alcohol.”
“All men drink.”
“He’s underage. Don’t you know that?” Chu Yan said and snorted. “And he goes crazy when he gets drunk.”
Ye Qingran said, “… I don’t think that I went crazy, right?”
Chu Yan ignored her and looked at He Cizhou. “If you want to be kissed by him, then pour him another cup.”
He Cizhou shivered. “It’s the most terrifying thing when one is drunk and kiss people randomly. Forget it then. Little friend, drink some fruit juice.”
Ye Qingran, “…”
She was about to say something when her phone rang.
She picked it up and saw that it was a call from Lin Shu’er.
Ye Qingran excused herself and walked out with her phone.
In the room, He Cizhou leaned back in his chair and looked at Chu Yan with a playful expression. “I was wondering why you’d suddenly want to eat here.”
Chu Yan ignored him.
He Cizhou sighed. “Forget it. I guess you don’t even understand what’s going on.”
Chu Yan glanced at him with a cold face and asked, “What exactly are you trying to say?”
He Cizhou spread his hands and said with a somewhat obsequious smile, “Nothing. I just think that you’re quite like this younger brother who isn’t related to you by blood.”
Chu Yan closed the magazine and said with a serious expression, “Are you thinking that I bought the Dragon Palace to avenge him?”
“I can’t say that, but…” He Cizhou sat up straight.
“Do you think so little of me? Or do you look down on him?”
“Of course not. He just didn’t think that you would help him.”
Chu Yan asked, “Then do you believe that he could have bought the Dragon Palace without us?”
He Cizhou clicked his tongue. He obviously didn’t believe him. “Don’t you think too highly of him?”
Acquisition was not a game. Even if ye Qingran was very smart, he was only 17 years old after all.
Yeah, he had the Ye family behind him, but the Ye family was not powerful enough in front of Long Junyao.
Chu Yan nodded thoughtfully. “Then you can ask him later and see if he had a way to make a deal with the Dragon Palace.”
He Cizhou raised his cup and saluted Chu Yan. “Then you’ll have to comfort the child when he cries later.”
Chu Yan said noncommittally, “It’s hard to say who will cry.”
At this moment, Ye Qingran came back from her phone call.
Just as the door was about to open, He Cizhou suddenly changed the topic and said to Chu Yan, “This Dragon Palace is not a listed company. How can it be bought so easily? You left this matter to me. I spent the whole day reading all the information and my brain is muddled. I still can’t figured out where to start.”
He rubbed his head with both hands, looking lost.
Ye Qingran sat down in her seat.
She looked at He Cizhou and then at Chu Yan.
Chu Yan still looked indifferent and said, “If you find a breakthrough, it will be acquired easier than a listed company.”
“The problem is that the current information is like an iron wall. I’ve been searching for three days, but I haven’t found anything I can use.”
He Cizhou looked frustrated.
He looked at Ye Qingran and said, “By the way, little friend, I heard from Chu Yan that you discovered the secret of the Dragon Palace. How amazing!”
He gave her a thumbs up.
Ye Qingran smiled modestly and said, “I was lucky, I found it by accident.”
He Cizhou asked, “Then after you discovered the secret, did you accidentally discover anything else? If you did, you can tell me. It’s really difficult to purchase the Dragon Palace.”
Ye Qingran felt that He Cizhou’s frustration seemed to be a little deliberate.
She was not sure if He Cizhou was really distressed, or he was just testing her.
No matter he was really distressed or just testing her, just in case, she would still tell him everything she knew so the Dragon Palace could be purchased successfully.
Ye Qingran said, “Once, I saw Long Junyao host a group of people and they mentioned the company named Polaris. Then I checked Polaris and it turns out that the real boss behind Polaris is Long Junyao.”
He Cizhou said, “Polaris is indeed a listed company, but purchasing it doesn’t mean you can buy the Dragon Palace.”
Ye Qingran smiled faintly. “You’re right. But if something happens to Polaris, don’t you think it will bring great danger to the Dragon Palace?”
He Cizhou asked in surprise, “Little friend, what do you know?”
Ye Qingran replied, “After I found out the secret of the Dragon Palace, my brother asked me to keep an eye on the Dragon Palace. I found that Long Junyao has some properties abroad. There are a few charity funds under Polaris, and the origin of a big sum of money is very suspicious. The total amount is as high as three billion. I suspect that the money came from those illegal casinos and was transferred to the charity funds. They are laundering money in the name of donation…”
“That’s right. If we find out where the money came from, Polaris will be in trouble, then they can’t keep the Dragon Palace.”
He Cizhou nodded, agreeing that it was a good plan.
Although his expression was still indifferent, a storm was raging in his mind.