Winner Takes All Chapter 143-144

Chapter 143

At the banquet, glasses were exchanged and there was much laughter.

The atmosphere was happy and harmonious.

Facing Gu Guohua, Lord Meng and Zheng Guote, Chen Dong did not have the slightest restraint or timidity.

He spoke in an amusing manner and behaved appropriately.

This scene saw Gu Guohua and his wife and Zheng Guote nodding their heads in appreciation.

It was important to know that the three of them were all of exceptional status.

Even if they usually shared a table with powerful and wealthy people, the next person would only flatter and praise them.

But like Chen Dong, who was a generation below, he was still able to do so without being subservient or condescending, and at this age, his heart alone surprised several people.

After three rounds of wine, the dishes passed five tastes.

Zheng Guote, through his drunkenness, rose with his glass: “Xianniephew, I would like to drink to you. Last time, I misunderstood you because of my clumsy eyes, so with this glass of wine, I would like to apologise to you!”

He was not stupid, on the contrary, he was very clever.

As a master of Chinese painting, internationally renowned, and having socialised with a group of bigwigs, he had long since practiced to be a person of penetrating mind.

Previously, because of his temper and status, he was still somewhat unable to let go of his face to apologise to Chen Dong.

But a copy of The Peaceful Postcard had convinced him.

The 300 million dollar Heavenly Price for the “Peaceful Post” was not at all comparable to Tang Yin’s “Qian Tang Journey”. Those who could auction off such heavy treasures were absolutely superb, regardless of their status or power and wealth.

The fact that Chen Dong was able to seek out the Ping’an Postscript, which had been hammered at auction, and give it to Gu Guohua and his two children, was proof enough of his heritage.

At least, he, a master of Chinese painting, could not have auctioned it off!

Such important treasures, sometimes auctioned off, can rely on more than just money!

Chen Dong rose with his cup and said with a smile, “Uncle Zheng is an elder, how can he toast a junior’s wine, what happened last time, Chen Dong did not take it to heart, feel free Uncle Zheng, I will drink three cups in return.”

With a single sentence, he expressed his heart and also lifted Zheng Guote’s face up, showing respect as much as possible.

“Good!”

Zheng Guote’s eyes lit up and he laughed out loud, drunkenly patting Gu Guohua on the shoulder, “Old Gu, this future son-in-law of yours, I think it’s good!”

With that, he drank his glass of wine in one go.

Chen Dong also returned the toast with three glasses.

In the restaurant, the atmosphere was warm with laughter.

Zheng Guote was so excited by Chen Dong’s words that he drank a lot of wine and soon, he collapsed on the table and was called by Lord Meng to be carried away.

In the restaurant, only Chen Dong and Gu Qingying’s family of three were left.

“Hoo ……”

Chen Dong exhaled a mouthful of wine, having drunk a lot, and was also drunk at this point.

“Wanqing, take Xiaoying aside, I have something to talk to Dong’er about.”

Gu Guohua rubbed his face, all a bit tongue-tied due to his drunkenness.

“Dad ……”

Gu Qingying was stunned for a moment.

Li Wanqing, however, smiled faintly, “Alright, Xiaoying, wait with mommy to the side for a while.”

Although Gu Qingying was reluctant, she still bowed her head and followed Li Wanqing to the side.

As she walked, she turned back and admonished Chen Dong, “Don’t drink it, it hurts your body.”

Chen Dong responded with a smile, picked up the hot tea and mulled it over.

The dining room became silent enough to listen to a needle.

Gu Guohua tapped his knuckles on the tabletop, his gaze flickering as if in thought.

Chen Dong held his cup of tea and waited quietly.

“Dong’er, this is a bit of a big gift today!”

Finally, Gu Guohua broke the silence.

“Uncle, this is just a small token of my appreciation, for the kindness of saving Uncle’s life this time, Chen Dong still feels that it is not enough.”

Chen Dong said from the bottom of his heart, incomparably sincere.

Whether it was Gu Qingying’s reason or the grace of saving his life this time, his words were really half-heartedly unadulterated.

“Ugh ……”

Gu Guohua looked askance at Chen Dong and spat out his alcoholic breath, “What’s the matter, say it, uncle is also an enlightened person, he won’t make things difficult for you.”

Chen Dong was dumbfounded.

Seeing Chen Dong’s silence, Gu Guohua smiled blandly, as if he had already seen through everything, and laughed with a profound gaze.

“Who hasn’t been young yet? Speak up boldly and let uncle hear it!”

Chen Dong was even more confused.

He was suddenly a little confused.

What the hell am I supposed to say?

Taking a deep breath, Chen Dong said, “Uncle, you’ve had too much to drink, let me help you to rest.”

“I haven’t drunk too much, I can get two more bottles of Maotai down, hiccup ……”

Gu Guohua waved a big hand, but with a bit of anger: “You have something to come, this kind of thing you do not ask yourself, do you still let me say it?”

Chen Dong: “? O?”

Seeing Chen Dong stunned, Gu Guohua shook his head helplessly and continued to smile as if he had already seen through everything.

“When I was your age, my cheek was already able to stop bullets!”

With that, he slapped his palm on the table with a “bang”.

The force of the slap was so strong that it rattled the dishes on the table.

“You brat, why don’t you say it? After all these gifts, I have already seen what you have in mind!”

A sudden scene.

It scared Chen Dong’s pupils tightly.

Outside the restaurant, Gu Qingying and Li Wanqing were also startled and hurriedly ran back to the restaurant.

“Dad …… what are you doing?” Gu Qingying looked at the angry Gu Guohua and exclaimed.

Gu Guohua’s face was red with anger, gritting his teeth and pointing at Chen Dong, “This kid has sent so many gifts today, it is obvious that he has come to propose marriage, but this kid is not saying anything, what? Do you want me to be the father to say so?”

A marriage proposal?

Boom!

Chen Dong and Gu Qingying both had a loud bang in their heads at the same time.

The two of them looked at each other, both confused.

In an instant, Gu Qingying’s pretty face was so scarlet that it was oozing blood.

She lowered her head in shame, stomped her foot and said angrily, “Dad, what are you talking about?”

Chen Dong also hurriedly waved his hand and explained, “Uncle, I, I really just sent a gift to express my gratitude, I didn’t think of proposing a marriage.”

Gu Qingying’s delicate body trembled as she looked up at Chen Dong in shock.

Gu Guohua’s face even sank: “Didn’t think of proposing marriage? What do you mean? You’ve offered several hundred million dollars, but you still want to marry my daughter? Or do you think my daughter is not good enough for you? Hiccup ……”

A series of questions caused Chen Dong to be terrified and at a loss for words.

I really don’t mean that!

It was only a few hundred million dollars, why did it have to be about proposing a marriage?

He didn’t wait for him to open his mouth to explain.

Gu Guohua’s gaze was like a torch and he smiled proudly, “Admit it, I have long seen through your kid’s mind, with such a small fortune, how could he offer a few hundred million if he really wanted to meet me and thank me for saving you?”

“If you admit it frankly, I’ll give you a big and generous promise today!”

As soon as these words were spoken, Gu Qingying also looked at Chen Dong with a twinkling gaze, her hands unconsciously clenched into fists, obviously expecting something as well.

Li Wanqing’s beautiful eyes flickered as she subconsciously patted her daughter’s back.

With a helpless face, Chen Dong took a deep breath and explained, “Uncle, a few hundred million really isn’t much, I really just came to thank and express my feelings.”

Bang!

Gu Guohua angrily slapped his hand on the table and burped, then said to Gu Qingying with a red face and drunken eyes, “Little Ying, look, this kid just thinks you don’t deserve him, burp ……”

At the end, he let out another extremely strong burp of wine.

Gu Qing Ying’s delicate body trembled and her beautiful eyes instantly turned red, glancing deeply at Chen Dong as she turned around and walked out of the restaurant.

“Don’t you even know who you are anymore after drinking?”

Li Wanqing let out a lamenting sigh, glaring fiercely at Gu Guohua and chasing after him.

Chen Dong looked at Gu Qingying who ran out with a face full of despair.

He poofed and sat down on a chair.

Damn it …… mentality has collapsed ah!

 

Chapter 144

Gu Guohua was really drunk.

He was not even lightly drunk.

Chen Dong didn’t dare to stay much longer and left in a huff.

He really didn’t expect a good meeting with parents to be turned into a marriage proposal by a drunk Gu Guohua’s manipulation.

This old husband …… is so good?

But the point is, a few hundred million is really not much!

If it was really a marriage proposal, he would have prepared more and more grandly, or at least the generous gift that Long Lao said he wanted.

What made him most helpless was that the scene just now had hurt Gu Qingying.

The situation had already been stirred up by Gu Guohua, so he was really at a loss for words.

In the Rolls-Royce car, Chen Dong’s face was full of helplessness and he could not say anything.

Long Lao and Kun Lun were at a loss.

“Young master, you have something on your mind?” Elder Long asked.

Chen Dong smiled helplessly, “After giving a few hundred million in gifts, Uncle got drunk and thought I was proposing a marriage.”

Elder Long burst into laughter.

“A few hundred million is even a marriage proposal, that’s too much to underestimate the Chen family.”

Chen Dong stretched out his hands, “I thought so too, and told him the truth, but uncle didn’t believe me, and Xiao Ying also got angry, so a good meeting with the parents turned out to be a disagreement.”

Long Lao laughed meaningfully, “In fact, the young master’s age is really about the same, and now you are single, Xiao Ying that girl is also single, the boy has love and the girl has interest, it is time to think about it.”

“But I only want to make Dingtai for the time being.”

Chen Dong’s eyes shone with a brilliant aura.

The great crisis of Dingtai had truly opened his eyes to the power of the Chen family.

Even with his current strength, in front of the Chen Family, he was only a mere mole, and could be destroyed with a snap of his fingers.

That feeling of being held with a sword to his throat and having to wait for life and death was something he never wanted to experience again.

“Young master, if you can wait, can Little Shadow wait?”

Long Lao smiled, but his tone was extraordinarily low: “She has been waiting for you for three years, how many three years can a girl wait?”

One sentence, as if a sharp knife, plunged into Chen Dong’s heart.

It struck Chen Dong like a thunderbolt, and his heart jerked hard.

In an instant, Chen Dong froze, his eyes fluttering.

Intense guilt surged up.

Three years of youth, Gu Qingying had spent three whole years waiting for him, yet he was still thinking of achieving fame and fortune before taking her?

What was this?

A disappointment!

Taking a deep breath, Chen Dong smiled dumbly, “Yes, I was wrong in thinking before, I should have given her an explanation, just showing love, shame on her for waiting!”

Saying that, Chen Dong’s gaze became incomparably firm.

“Get ready to propose marriage to her!”

Elder Long smiled and nodded, “Good then, on the day the young master proposes marriage, the old slave will personally send a generous gift for the Gu family!”

……

The small bamboo forest courtyard.

Gu Guohua had long since fallen into a drunken sleep.

Gu Qingying was lying in front of the fence, blowing in the night breeze, but her eyes were red and hazy with tears.

She was waiting for it!

She had waited for three years!

But to her surprise, the answer she got tonight was like that!

The scene just now kept replaying, making Gu Qingying incomparably uncomfortable.

Although, she knew that it was her father who was drunk, making it difficult for Chen Dong to ride the tiger.

But Chen Dong’s reply left her bewildered and her heart aching.

“Xiaoying, it’s late at night, it’s time to go to bed, the night breeze is cold, be careful of catching a cold.” Li Wanqing looked at her daughter with pain in her heart.

As a mother, she had raised Gu Qingying since she was a child.

She was very clear about Gu Qingying’s mind.

“Mom ……”

Gu Qingying forced down her sobs and said, “Why did he refuse to acknowledge the marriage proposal just now?”

Li Wanqing laughed helplessly, “Your father is drunk and you are too drunk? Dong’er was clearly racked up by your father just now and lost his way in and out.”

“But wouldn’t it be better if he admitted it down?” Gu Qingying couldn’t understand.

Li Wanqing smiled as she walked over to Gu Qingying and draped a jacket over her.

After putting her arm around Gu Qingying, she then said in a gentle voice, “Do you love him?”

Gu Qingying nodded her head.

“Then does he love you?”

Gu Qingying froze for a moment, still nodding her head.

Li Wanqing raised her eyebrows, “That’s not right, if two loves last for a long time, how can they last for a long time? You should know that it is when one loves someone that one treats that person like a treasure, incomparably precious, and even the slightest lack of preparation is a great sin.”

Gu Qingying looked back at Li Wanqing, “Are you saying that Chen Dong was ill-prepared just now, and that’s why he said it wasn’t a marriage proposal?”

But as soon as the words left her mouth, she felt that it was a bit of a stretch.

He had already prepared several hundred million, even Wang Xizhi’s “Peace Post” had been sent to him, and this was called under-prepared?

Li Wanqing smiled helplessly, “Maybe we think it’s enough, but Dong’er doesn’t think it’s enough?”

At that very moment.

Gu Qingying’s mobile phone WeChat rang.

She picked it up and saw that it was from Chen Dong.

The content was simple: three years of waiting, not to be outdone, I will prepare a most impeccable proposal for you, on the last day of the month.

Gu Qingying’s torso trembled and her beautiful eyes glared.

She lifted her jade hand to cover her mouth, forcing herself not to scream out.

At this moment, she was so excited that her heart was racing and happily handed the mobile phone chat interface to her mother to show her.

“Mom, it’s really just like you said!”

Li Wanqing smiled gently, “Dong’er is not someone who would fail you, he loves you so he doesn’t want to have a single flaw, not to mention being racked up by that drunken dad of yours tonight.”

“Thanks mum.”

Gu Qingying swept away the gloom from earlier and gave Li Wanqing a happy hug.

She then looked down at her phone, smiling at the WeChat message from Chen Dong, her heart full of sweetness and even stronger anticipation.

Even Li Wanqing couldn’t help but frown and wonder, “This kid, Dong’er, doesn’t even take a few hundred million seriously, how grand should the proposal ceremony for you be at the end of the month?”

Gu Qingying clutched her phone with both hands, her eyes full of glitter, and said expectantly, “Mom, do you think he will come to propose to me like Qi Tian Da Sheng, clad in golden armour and riding on seven-coloured clouds?”

Li Wanqing nodded a finger on Gu Qingying’s forehead without good humour.

“You child, just now you were crying and whining, why are you dreaming like your drunken father now?”

Gu Qingying rubbed her head and said in mock pain, “It hurts.”

On the other side.

When Chen Dong and Long Lao Kunlun returned home.

In the living room, the lights were brightly lit.

Mother was still awake at this hour?

Puzzled, Chen Dong walked into the living room and saw that Li Lan was holding her mobile phone, anxiously beating around the living room.

“Mom, why aren’t you asleep yet?”

When she saw Chen Dong, Li Lan ran over and said urgently, “Dong’er, Xiao Lu has disappeared!”

“Xiao Lu is so old, she should have gone out for a walk, right?” Kunlun said.

“You went out for a walk after eleven o’clock at night?” Elder Long frowned and disliked Kunlun.

“No, it wasn’t a walk.”

Li Lan shook her head and handed her phone to Chen Dong, “This is the WeChat that Xiao Lu just sent me, she was at home just now.”

When Chen Dong took a look at the WeChat, his heart immediately sank.

On the WeChat, Fan Lu had only sent one word.

Save!

Obviously, this WeChat was incomplete.

Fan Lu, something had really happened!