Chapter 116 A Weird Blind Date
Qin Haodong smiled because it looked like Xu Jinkai was treating his family as one of these nail households. He said, “I have two requirements for the relocation. First, you should build a same-size TCM clinic for my grandpa, and we’ll move as soon as the new clinic was completed; second, you should pay reasonable price for the relocated neighbors.”
“That’s easy. Any more requirement?”
Xu Jinkai looked slightly surprised because he had investigated the young man. He knew the seemingly simple young man had a complicated background. With one night, he put Hong Tianbao in jail and pulled Fu Haikun off his position as the director of the County Public Security Bureau. The superintendent of the police station Zhang Meng and Bai Wenjie were all in jail now.
As a local developer in Wufeng County, he knew he must work things out about the clinic if the reconstruction of the old street had to be done. The mysterious young man’s agreement was necessary to the relocation of the clinic.
The relocation of the old street was a piece of juicy meat, and he had already prepared for it that Qin Haodong would demand an exorbitant price. Therefore, he was surprised to hear the two simple and reasonable requirements.
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “Yes, it is that easy. We’re no nail households, and we’ve never asked for exorbitant price.”
Xu Jinkai answered quickly, “All right. I can fulfill both of your requirements. I’ll build a modern TCM clinic for Mr. Li, and pay you the relocation fee according to the national standards. In addition, we’ll give you a set of four rooms and two halls in Jiangnan No.1 Housing Estate, with a living area of 160 square meters.”
He heard that Qin Haodong had the head of the Public Security Department and the secretary of the Committee for Discipline Inspection to back him up easily, so he thought it could be beneficial to cotton up with the resourceful young man. Moreover, Qin Haodong had asked for very few things, and it would be lower than his budget even if he sent him the house as a gift.
Qin Haodong thought for a moment. He was going to buy an apartment for his aunt’s family this time. Now that someone had sent one to him, it could save him a lot of troubles.
“OK, I’ll take the apartment.” Qin Haodong continued, “Boss Xu, will it still be profitable if you keep reconstructing the old street in this way?”
Xu Jinkai said, “Of course it will be, and it will be more than that. I am a businessman, not a philanthropist. I don’t do profitless business.”
“Then I don’t understand. If you can still benefit from it, why didn’t Hong Tianbao do his business in this way?”
Xu Jinkai smiled and said, “Well, it’s actually simple. Firstly, he was a greedy man, and he always wanted more, so he deducts everyone’s relocation funds.”
“Secondly, Hong Tianbao’s real estate company was half-white-half-black. He had hired lots of jobless man and paid a lot to them. The salary came from the profits of the company. Also, he had to bribe Fu Haikun and other people. So the running budget of his company was much higher than the legal companies like mine.”
“Of course, Hong Tianbao had benefit from his way. The profitable project of the relocation of the old street would never end up in my hand if you didn’t put him in prison.”
Qin Haodong nodded and said, “OK, I understand.”
“Mr. Qin, can we sign the agreement now?” Xu Jinkai asked. The legal person of the clinic was Li Qingshan, but Xu Jinkai cared more about Qin Haodong’s opinion.
“You can prepare the agreement now, and I’ll ask my grandpa.”
Qin Haodong called his grandfather, Li Qingshan and got the positive reply soon. Soon, he signed the relocation agreement with Xu Jinkai.
“Mr. Qin, this is a fully renovated four-bedroom-two-hall apartment in Jiangnan No.1 Housing Estate. You don’t have to take anything because everything you need has been prepared, you can go and settle.” Xu Jinkai said as he gave a bunch of keys to Qin Haodong, “I’ll have the housing procedures done and sent to you tomorrow.”
Xu Jinkai ran his errands clear and cut. He left the cafe immediately after the agreement was settled.
Short after he left, two women strode slowly and proudly to Qin Haodong, and sat down unceremoniously.
Qin Haodong checked the two women. The younger one was about 20 years old. She was not as beautiful as the one on the photo, but they looked familiar. So she must be Qin Haodong’s blind date today. The woman sitting next to her was in his 50s, and she must be the girl’s mother.
The young woman was in skirt and black silk stockings. Her make-up was so heavy that others could barely tell what she was really like, but after all, her arrogance was obvious enough.
She raised his chin and looked at Qin Haodong, with disdain in her eyes. She then asked arrogantly, “Are you Qin Haodong?”
It was Qin Haodong’s first blind date and it felt really weird. He smiled and said, “Yes, I am. So you’re Zhang Meili.”
The woman didn’t answer his question. Her expression remained unchanged and she asked coldly, “I need you to answer my questions if you want me as your blind date.”
“That’s fine, you can ask.”
Qin Haodong was still smiling, and his attitude was still nice. The woman might be rude, but she was introduced here by his grandma’s friends. He had to taking their feelings into consideration.
“Have you bought apartment in Jiangnan City?”
Qin Haodong thought for a while. The villa was a gift from Lin Zhiyuan, and he didn’t pay for it. So he answered honestly, “No, not really.”
Zhang Meili frowned slightly, and she was apparently not satisfied with his answer. She continued, “Then do you have a car? Those under 300,000 yuan don’t count.”
Qin Haodong had three cars now. A Lamborghini Centenario, a Porsche 911 and the Honda, but he paid for none of them. So he shook his head and answered, “No, I don’t.”
Zhang Meili looked even more disappointed. She went on asking, “Then do you have over a billion deposit in your bank account?”
Qin Haodong shook his head again. He did have deposit in the bank, but it was over ten million, not one.
“How long have you started your career? Why don’t you have none of those things?”
Obviously, Zhang Mei had lost her patience and she didn’t even try to hide her dissatisfaction.
Qin Haodong thought to himself that Grandma Wang was such a careless match-maker. She didn’t even tell his basic information to others. He explained, “Oh! I’m studying in Jiangnan Medical College. There’s still one year for me to graduate and find a job.”
The woman’s expression eased down when she heard he was a student in the Medical College, because he may be able to earn plenty if he can graduate and become a doctor. So, she asked, “What’s your major?”
“Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Qin Haodong said.
“What? You majored in Traditional Chinese Medicine in a Medical College? What are you going to do after graduation? How much can you earn? What are you going to live on?”
Qin Haodong’s answer irritated Zhang Meili. Questions kept popping out of her mouth, and she looked like she had been badly hurt.
The silent middle-aged woman was irritated too. She yelled at Qin Haodong, “Why do you come to this date if you don’t have anything? How can you be a match of my beautiful girl if you don’t have nothing at all!”
Qin Haodong did not care about the result of the blind date at all. He smiled and said, “Beautiful girl? I can’t find anything beautiful in here except her name. (TL’s note: Meili means beautiful in Chinese).”
The middle-aged woman glared at Qin Haodong with hatred and said, “What are you?” “You deserve dying alone!”
After that, he held the young woman’s hand and left without even looking back. Qin Haodong’s first blind dare failed, but he was smiling proudly. He wished that he could finish the other two weddings as soon as he could.
Soon it was the time to blind-date the second girl. The girl was named Huang Xiaojuan. She was more punctual than Zhang Meili, and she was more beautiful than most girls, but she was also arrogant.
Huang Xiaojuan looked at Qin Haodong and said, “You look fine. At least you won’t disgrace me if I take you out. We should have a try.”
Qin Haodong was slightly surprised for she had agreed so easily. So, he asked, “Why don’t you ask if I have a house, a car, or any bank deposit?”
“I have my own house, car, and deposit. I don’t need to ask you for it.” The girl answered, “But I have some requirements, and we can’t start the relationship unless you agree with all of them.”
Qin Haodong felt quite interested when he found Huang Xiaojuan wanted no money, no cars, and no deposit. He asked, “Then tell me, what are your requirements?”
“To be honest. I’m already pregnant. You need to treat my kid like your own, no matter it’s a boy or a girl. You shall not beat, swear, or yell at him or her.”
Qin Haodong was surprised at the who man who was pregnant but still insisted to come to the blind date. Seeing she wouldn’t stop talkig, he intterupted him and said, “So you wanted me to respect them like my masters?”
“That’s pretty much what I mean.” Huang Xiaojuan said, “I knew this might be hard to accept for a man, but I can pay you. And you can spend as much as you want.”
Qin Haodong was so embarrassed because the woman was such a freak. He refused it and said, “I can’t accept that. You can ask somebody else.”
Huang Xiaojuan seemed to be unwilling to give up. She added, “Why can’t you accept it? That’s a nice deal. You’ll have beautiful wife and a kid. You can become a father after we get married.”
Qin Haodong said, “Let’s drop the ‘beautiful wife’ part. My grandpa has been telling me that one should reap if he hasn’t sown. I think I should do all things on my own, especially when it comes to marrige and reproduction.”
“Hum! How ungrateful!”
Huang Xiaojuan glared at Qin Haodong and left the coffee shop in anger.
Qin Haodong felt his forehead. He was really impressed by the two strange women came in succession. He felt himself lucky to have only one more. He would try to get through with all this, and he had to take Lin Momo home tomorrow.
He waited for almost an hour, and the four date finally made her way here. According to grandma’s reference, the girl’s name was Liu Fangfang. She was much more beautiful than the former two. She wore short hair, and looked tiny. She was tall, at least 1.7 meters. She was in nice shape, with huge boobs and big hip.
Liu Fangfang was polite enough. He smiled at Qin Haodong at first, and asked in a nice manner, “Hello, I’m Liu Fangfang, are you Qin Haodong?”
Qin Haodong felt more comfortable when he saw the beautiful and polite girl. He thought to himself that he finally met a normal date.
He nodded and said, “That would be me. I’m now a senior in Jiangnan Medical College, majoring in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I don’t have cars, houses or over-a-million deposit.”
Qin Haodong was in a hurry to finish the blind date, so he poured out all his personal conditions all at a time before the girl asked to save some time. He wished that Liu Fangfang could be like Zhang Meili, that she would stand up and leave, then he could go back home, too.
Unfortunelately, Liu Fangfang didn’t react much. He smiled and said in a low voice, “That’s great!”
“Really? I thought nowadays the girls all want cars and houses.” Qin Haodong said, feeling quite surprised.