Looking at the four Zheng Junxian who were whispering and occasionally looking towards him with a playful smile.
Zheng Jun Lin could not help but curse, “Villainous!”
Chen Dong laughed gently and looked askance at Zheng Junxian’s four men, his eyes carrying an endlessly cold intent.
The Zheng family’s birthday banquet was a grand and magnificent affair.
Countless guests vied for congratulations.
The inner courtyard was soon filled to capacity.
It was almost twelve o’clock.
Outside the manor, cannons shot up into the sky, deafening the ears.
The master of ceremonies then announced the start of the ceremony.
Amidst loud applause.
On the stage, a middle-aged man in a red Tang suit slowly walked onto the stage.
The whole audience rose, and the eyes of the crowd focused on the middle-aged man, full of awe.
“That’s your father?” Chen Dong asked.
“Mm.” Zheng Junlin nodded calmly.
It was also at this moment.
The middle-aged man on the stage, his brows slightly knitted, looked towards this side.
When it landed on Zheng Junlin, it was clearly tinged with anger.
Obviously, the middle-aged man was displeased that the Zheng family’s youngest son, instead of sitting at the main table with his father, was seated at the entrance of the inner courtyard, a “lowly” position.
Or rather, this was the son’s way of slapping the old man in the face!
“Heh! Now you know that I am your son?”
Zheng Junlin laughed coldly, but swaggered into his chair, looking out of place with the guests who had all risen around him.
The middle-aged man stood on the stage, smiling and laughing, and after a short and concise speech, he announced the start of the birthday banquet.
Everyone resumed their seats and the banquet began.
At the front of the stage, the three main tables became the centre of attention.
There was an endless stream of people going to the three main tables to propose a toast, like a continuous stream of water.
At the three main tables, all the highly respected members of the Zheng family and the best of the younger generation were toasting together with the Zheng family head.
The table where Chen Dong and Zheng Junlin were, on the other hand, was of little interest.
Because of Zheng Junlin, the other guests at this table all seemed a little restrained and apprehensive.
Everyone knew that Zheng Junlin was the youngest of the Zheng family and had witnessed the scene just now.
At this moment, even though they had the intention to toast the Zheng family head, they were still a little hesitant to do so.
“My nephew Jun Xian has prepared a small gift for the family head’s birthday banquet!”
At this moment, Zheng Junxian, who was seated beside the Zheng family head, rose and said with a smile.
With a single word, he instantly attracted all eyes.
The corners of Chen Dong’s mouth curled up into a cold smile as he said, “He really knows how to attract attention.”
For the family head’s birthday banquet, the birthday gifts were recorded one by one as early as when they entered the manor.
The fact that Zheng Junxian was giving gifts at the banquet at this time was clearly a deliberate attempt to show off.
Subconsciously, Chen Dong looked askance at Zheng Jun Lin.
At this moment, Zheng Junlin’s face was blue and he was gnashing his teeth.
In front of the main table, the Zheng family head was full of smiles and did not stop, but instead looked at Zheng Junxian with a gaze full of appreciation.
As the servant’s boisterous salute echoed.
“One Hetian jade Buddha.”
“One three-eyed dzi bead.”
“A ninety-nine pound pure gold Guanyin elephant!”
Throughout the inner courtyard, there were shouts of astonishment.
The sound was overwhelming.
“My goodness, these birthday gifts are more than ten million, right? Young Master Jun Xian is really generous!”
“What do you mean by generous? This is a heartfelt token of appreciation for the Zheng family head, it’s simply full of heart!”
“Young master Jun Xian is worthy of being the number one of the Zheng family’s younger generation, his gestures are truly extraordinary, this comparison makes some people shabby and unfilial!”
Among the crowd, murmurs rang out.
It caused Chen Dong to frown slightly, while he could also clearly feel the trembling of Zheng Junlin’s body beside him.
The raging anger was as hot and fierce as if it was a blazing flame.
“Good, good, Jun Xian, it is not in vain that I have cultivated you, the Zheng family has you, it is indeed a glorious family.”
The Zheng family head smiled and praised him loudly, but the meaning in his words made those who were interested begin to savor them.
Zheng Junxian and the other three were also full of smiles when they heard this praise.
These words were undoubtedly hinting at the position of the next family head!
Only, no one could see that while the Zheng family head was saying this, his gaze was looking askance at Zheng Jun Lin who was gnashing his teeth.
The wine passed three rounds and the food passed five tastes.
Everyone pushed and exchanged cups of wine, talking and laughing.
The Zheng family head was the focus of the entire birthday banquet, so naturally, he was already drunk and dazed.
Through his drunkenness, the Zheng family head suddenly got up.
“Jun Xian, several of you are the pride of my Zheng family, though I will go together to toast you all.”
In the inner courtyard, all of them were prominent figures in the city.
The Lord of the Zheng family was already good at making friends with guests from all over the world, so naturally he would not sit in his seat with his body in the air, waiting for compliments from everyone.
It was his rule to return the compliment.
Table after table, the Zheng family head was beaming and smiling from start to finish.
He led Zheng Junxian and the others to his place at the main entrance and stood in front of Chen Dong’s table.
And the smile on the Zheng family head’s face disappeared as his gaze fell on Zheng Jun Lin.
“You rebellious son!”
Zheng Junlin suddenly gritted his teeth and rebuked, “Your father’s birthday, you don’t even sit at the same table as your father, instead of entertaining the guests, do you want to embarrass your father? Well, I’ll drink to your son as a father!”
With a single word, the atmosphere at the table instantly cooled down.
The rest of the guests instantly felt a sense of trepidation as if they were sitting on pins and needles.
The four of them, Zheng Junxian, on the other hand, were smiling with glee.
Zheng Junlin’s body shook, and suddenly his anger faded from his face.
Hanging back in his chair, he leaned back, “I’ll keep my friend company, I’m happy to.”
The Zheng Family Head’s brows knitted together as he looked towards Chen Dong, Elder Long and Kunlun.
Zheng Junxian said respectfully, “Family Head, it is Junxian’s fault, these three outsiders seem to be Junlin’s friends, they wanted to be seated at the main table with Junlin just now, Junxian felt that this matter was too ridiculous and rude, so he invited these three outsiders here, Junlin gambled for a moment, so he was seated here with them.”
Zheng Junlin slapped his palm in indignation and slapped the case, “What kind of ridiculous rudeness is it for my friend to be seated at the main table? Is it just me gambling, or are you few bullying me and my friend out?”
The Zheng family head slapped Zheng Junlin across the face.
“You rebellious son, do you still want to trash your father’s venue on this occasion?”
Zheng Junlin was instantly depressed to the extreme, covering his face in indignation.
Chen Dong exhaled a breath, slowly got up and pressed Zheng Junlin’s shoulder, “You are just too reckless.”
With what had just happened, Zheng Junlin would not have brought things to such an unbearable level in the blink of an eye if he had been calmer and more obsequious in front of the Zheng family head.
At least it was a father-son relationship, so the Zheng family head had to be a bit biased.
The recklessness of Zheng Junlin directly blocked those few points of favoritism of the Zheng family head.
Zheng Junlin opened his mouth to retort.
But the words were not out of his mouth.
Zheng Junxian was the one who stepped forward and slapped Chen Dong’s hand on Zheng Junlin’s shoulder open.
Then, he stared at Chen Dong with a fierce look on his face.
He said coldly, “You three foreign dogs, who have hooked up with Jun Lin and become foxes and friends, do you really think that you have the right to interfere here?”
“It’s none of your business if our family head is teaching his son a lesson? If it wasn’t for the family head’s hospitality, you three foreign dogs would have been thrown out by me.
And that’s when.
The mobile phone of the angry Zheng family head suddenly rang.
He drunkenly took out his mobile phone, and when he saw the number, he answered the phone with respect.
No one noticed that the Zheng family head was answering the phone.
Because, everyone’s attention was on Chen Dong and Zheng Junxian.
At this moment, anyone could see the fierce look on Zheng Junxian’s face.
The air seemed to be filled with the smell of gunpowder.
Chen Dong met Zheng Junxian’s gaze and slowly narrowed his eyes.
And beside him, Elder Long and Kunlun also slowly stood up.
How could a young master of his own family tolerate such an insult from a side-line descendant of a remote place?
“Zheng Junxian, how old are you? If you touch my friend today, I will not be done with you!”
Zheng Junlin was furious and raised his hand to tug at Zheng Junxian’s shoulder.
Zheng Junxian slapped the back of Zheng Junlin’s hand with his backhand.
It was a powerful blow.
Zheng Junlin’s eyebrows twisted and the back of his hand turned red on the spot.
The rest of the sons of the side line, who only followed Zheng Junxian’s lead, immediately stood next to Zheng Junlin and brutally dragged him back two steps without any regard for the occasion.
In their view, as long as the rules of the Zheng family were in place.
They thought that as long as the rules of the Zheng family were in place, Zheng Junlin, the youngest, would not be enough to scare them.
Didn’t they see that even the head of the family didn’t treat this useless son well?
Zheng Junlin resisted a little, but he could not resist being pulled by three people at the same time.
“Who are you to stop me?”
Zheng Junxian turned around and gave Zheng Junlin a disdainful glance, smiling coldly: “Junlin, don’t think that you are surrounded by friends, these three outsiders probably haven’t known you for long, right? They’re friends of foxes and dogs, you’re good, you actually want to invite them to the main table, you, the youngest of the Zheng family, have no rules and manners at all!”
Who would have thought that a son of a side family could actually accuse the son of the first family head in public like that?
Inside the inner courtyard, the original boisterous laughter came to an abrupt halt.
All eyes were focused on this table by the door.
There were those who were surprised, those who gloated and watched the show, and those who calmly treated it as if it was uneventful ……
A cold laugh sounded abruptly.
Zheng Junxian’s eyebrows tightened into a “Chuan” and he turned his head suddenly, glaring at Chen Dong fiercely.
Chen Dong narrowed his eyes, a cold glint in his eyes.
The way he looked at Zheng Junxian was as if he was looking at a fool.
“Where did you get the courage to put me and Jun Lin in the category of fox and dog friends? You don’t even have the qualifications to lift my shoes, it’s an honour for your Zheng Family that I can come to the Zheng Family!”
A word that rang out like a thunderclap.
Zheng Junlin was horrified and looked at Chen Dong in horror.
“Are you crazy to say such a thing?”
On such an occasion, for Chen Dong to say such words, this was giving Zheng Junxian a great opportunity to make a move!
Zheng Junxian was furious: “Someone, throw these three foreign dogs out!”
In an instant, a dozen Zheng family guards swarmed over.
The Zheng family, in this city, was the number one family.
It stood tall and overlooked all life.
The whole city was in an uproar over the family head’s birthday banquet.
How could the Zheng family lose face when a foreigner from outside the city made such a wild statement?
Elder Long and Kun Lun moved out at the same time, protecting Chen Dong’s left and right, facing the dozen or so aggressive Zheng family guards.
“You’re F**king looking for death!”
Zheng Junxian suddenly let out an explosive shout and swung up a fist to smash at Chen Dong.
“Zheng Junxian, stop it for me!”
Seeing this scene, Zheng Jun Lin instantly burst out in anger.
With this punch, Zheng Junxian was not only trying to hit someone, but he was also crushing his Zheng Junlin’s face into the dust.
Because, he had said in public that Chen Dong was his friend!
A close call.
Chen Dong stood in place, his back straight, his face as cold as frost, with murderous intent faintly surging in his eyes.
His hands, however, were quietly clenched into fists.
In the face of Zheng Junxian’s punch, he did not give it a second thought.
Just as Chen Dong was about to strike.
A loud bellow exploded like thunder.
Zheng Junxian’s tiger body shook and his fist blade abruptly stopped in mid-air.
He could disregard Zheng Junlin’s explosive shout, but this explosive shout, he had to pay attention to.
Because, the explosive shout came from the mouth of the …… Zheng Family Master!
Zheng Junxian looked at the Zheng Family Master in shock.
Almost at the same time, Chen Dong unclenched his fist and sneered, “You should thank your family lord for saving your life.”
Zheng Junxian’s jealousy was splitting, but he did not dare to disobey the Zheng Family Master.
The Zheng family head had put down his phone by now, his face full of drunkenness but much lessened after the short call, his eyes becoming incomparably complex.
Doubting eyes were locked on the Zheng Family Head.
This included Chen Dong and Zheng Junlin.
Immediately afterwards, in full view of all eyes.
The Zheng Family Master suddenly walked with a dragon’s stride and walked in front of Zheng Junxian.
A slap that made everyone’s jaws drop, landed viciously on Zheng Junxian’s face.
The sound was clear and crisp, like thunder.
Zheng Junxian staggered and almost hit his head on the table, and was dumbfounded on the spot.
Everyone in the room was also dumbfounded.
No one had expected that the Zheng family head, who was originally standing in a line, would suddenly smack Zheng Junxian hard.
What the hell was going on here?
No one was more frightened than Zheng Junxian’s three “junior brothers”, who already knew that Zheng Junxian was the next head of the family.
As a matter of common sense, the Zheng family head had to defend Zheng Junxian’s dignity to the public at this time, so that he could maintain the majesty of the Zheng family after he became the next head of the family.
Hitting his face in public was even more unlikely to happen!
“Family Head, why are you hitting me?”
Zheng Junxian looked at the Zheng Family Head incredulously.
At that moment, the Zheng Family Head was unconcerned.
His eyes were fiery as he looked at Zheng Junlin, no longer angry from before, and his eyes gradually misted up and filled with tears.
Lips trembling, he blurted out, “Qilin’er ……”
Everyone in the room froze on the spot.
Chen Dong was also slightly stunned.
“Qilin’er” was a word used to praise an heir’s exceptional intelligence.
However, it was generally used to congratulate others, and no one had ever been arrogant enough to call their own children that.
What’s more, Zheng Junlin had been no better than Zheng Junxian in the Zheng family.
Subconsciously, Chen Dong gazed at the Zheng family head’s mobile phone and his eyes rolled up.
“Dad, what did you call me?”
Zheng Jun Lin was in a bit of a trance, how many years had it been?
How many years had it been since he had heard praise from his father?
A phrase like “qilin’s son”, in public, was a great compliment!
“Bravo, bravo, bravo!”
The Zheng family head’s eyes were hazy with tears as he watched Zheng Junlin heavily exhale his wine breath and smiled in relief.
Immediately afterwards, under the shocked gazes of the crowd.
He suddenly turned around and gave a gentle smile to Chen Dong, “Please invite Mr. Chen to sit at the main table, I hope you will bear with me for my poor hospitality, Zheng.”
This scene was like a heavy hammer that smashed into everyone’s eyeballs.
What was going on here?
Zheng Junlin was confused.
Zheng Junxian and the others were also confused, their brains buzzing.
Chen Dong, on the other hand, revealed a smile of enlightenment.
He raised his head and looked deep into the manor.
And when Elder Long and Kun Lun beside him saw this scene, their hearts and minds were immediately lifted.
“Please take a seat, Mr Chen!”
The Zheng family head shouted once again, this time with a slightly hunched back.
Zheng Junxian’s heart raced as he looked at the Zheng family head, the respectful words and the stooped back, as if a large invisible hand had fiercely strangled his throat, making it difficult for him to breathe.
Chen Dong turned his head back and looked at the Zheng Family Head.
He rubbed his nose and gave an odd smile.
“Sorry, I, Chen Dong, don’t know how to raise my head, but this Zheng Jun Envy of yours, just now, had said that he would not invite us, cats and dogs, to the banquet.”