Chapter 233 Imperial Toilet Door
Liu Yage hesitated for a moment, then stretched out two fingers and said, “This gate costs 200 yuan.”
Qin Haodong was dumbfounded. The woman was really merciful that she only asked for 200 yuan at this time. Although that shabby door was not worth a hundred yuan, he did not allow Huang Weili to pay more money.
“200 yuan, right?”
Huang Weili scornfully took out two notes of 100 yuan and threw them at Liu Yage’s face.
Liu Yage was kind but not weak; otherwise she would not be able to support a family. Huang Weili’s disrespectful action immediately annoyed her. She said, “Huang Weili, what are you doing?”
Huang Weili said with a mean smile, “What am I doing? I’m giving you money. You said 200 yuan and I gave you 200 yuan. Isn’t that real money?”
In his view, a problem that could be solved with money was not a problem at all.
Liu Yage just wanted to say something, but she was stopped by Qin Haodong. “Big sister, manager Huang is right. Since he gave you money, you should accept it happily.”
Huang Weili said proudly, “That’s why you’ve been bothering me for so long. Just for some money?”
Qin Haodong said to Liu Yage, “Sister, let me ask him for money to pay for the remaining door. I’ll get a reasonable price.”
“Oh! All right then!” Liu Yage nodded, and now she had absolute trust in Qin Haodong.
Huang Weili scornfully said, “It’s just a shabby wooden door. Why make such a big fuss. It’s the same for any of you to bargain with me. Say, how much do you want?”
Qin Haodong smiled and then stretched out two fingers.
“200 yuan, yeah. My time wouldn’t be wasted if you said it earlier.”
Huang Weili immediately pulled out two extra 100 yuan bills. But Qin Haodong said lightly: “But it’s two million yuan, not two hundred yuan!”
“What? Two million yuan, are you kidding?” Huang Weili was so shocked that he almost bit his tongue.
He turned to Nalan Wuxia and said, “Captain Nalan, you see? It’s not that I don’t want to compensate, but these people are blackmailing me. Even a golden gate is not worth two million yuan.”
Nalan Wuxia felt ridiculous, but she also felt that Qin Haodong had gone too far. Such a wooden door could only cost one or two thousand yuan at most, and it was already a sky-high price. It didn’t make sense that he should ask for two million yuan.
Then Qin Haodong said, “I have my reasons to ask for two million yuan. This is not blackmailing. Our door is a pure antique. It is said to be the toilet door of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, so it’s Sister Liu’s heirloom. Now it’s been smashed by you. It’s fair enough to have you pay two million yuan.”
Huang Weili cried excitedly, “Nonsense! Can you be more absurd? How could you say that it’s an antique and that it is Emperor Kangxi’s toilet door? You have no factual basis. You are obviously blackmailing. Who can prove this door an antique?”
“I can prove it!”
During the conversation, a middle-aged man came in from outside the crowd.
“Who are you? What proof do you have?”
The middle-aged man seemed a little familiar, but Huang Weili couldn’t immediately remember where he had met him.
The middle-aged man took out a certificate from his pocket and said, “I am Guo Feng, director of the Jiangnan Antique Appraisal Center. Now I officially declare that this door was passed down from the Qing Dynasty, and it is indeed the imperial toilet door once used by Emperor Kangxi. It is valued at a minimum of three million yuan; two million yuan is a bargain for you.”
Guo Feng had been there for a while, but Qin Haodong had been busy so he did not come forward to speak. Everyone’s attention was focused on Qin Haodong and Huang Weili. No one had noticed his arrival.
Generally speaking, as an expert in antiques appraisal, every calculation would be carefully conducted, otherwise, if the appraisal is wrongly made, it would greatly affect his reputation, and he may lose the qualification of an expert.
At this moment, Guo Feng resolutely stood on the side of Qin Haodong; such a villain as Huang Weili must pay a price.
Huang Weili almost choked to death. He had just said that Qin Haodong was blackmailing, but immediately—out came an expert. An authentic director of the Antique Appraisal Center.
Qin Haodong said, “Did you hear that? Director Guo has just said two million yuan is a bargain for you. Pay quickly.”
Seeing Huang Weili being teased fiercely by Qin Haodong, the leukemia patients around him jumped with joy, as if it were New Year’s Day, and together they cried, “Pay! Pay as soon as possible!”
“I really don’t have that much money!”
Huang Weili closed his wallet and blushed.
“No money? All right. Then let’s do official business according to official principles.” Qin Haodong turned to Nalan Wuxia and said. “Officer Nalan, the other side refuses to compensate. It seems that we can’t reconcile. You’d better put him in detention!”
Nalan Wuxia understood him perfectly and waved her hand to the policeman behind her, “Xiao Wang, catch him.”
The policeman answered yes, and then he was about to put Huang Weili in handcuffs.
Huang Weili quickly cried, “Wait a minute! Wait! I’ll pay, I’m willing to pay.”
Although two million yuan was too much, it was more important to keep the iron rice bowl with an annual salary of several million yuan. After all, when money was gone, you could earn it back. But when work was gone, you would be completely ruined. Reluctantly, he chose to pay the compensation.
Qin Haodong smiled and took a bank card from Liu Yage, who looked dull, and then he asked Huang Weili to put money into the card.
Seeing that two million yuan had gone away, Huang Weili was so distressed that he looked at Qin Haodong with hatred and said, “Now can I go?”
“Yes! Certainly!” The Customer was God. Qin Haodong smiled after taking two million yuan. “Manager Huang, we will decorate here in a few days and we will wait for you to smash it again, but you need to have money at hand first!”
Huang Weili groaned and ran out with his men in disgrace. Behind him came the cheers of many leukemia patients.
Over the years, those leukemia patients had come to Wilson many times to protest against the price of medicine, but each time without any good results. Several times, even a few people were hurt by gangsters, and now everyone was very happy to see Huang Weili suffering.
When the matter was settled, Nalan Wuxia let the other policemen get in the car first, and then she pulled Qin Haodong to the side and said, “Why is there a beautiful woman next to you every time? This time it’s a beautiful young woman with a child. Do you have any special hobbies?”
Qin Haodong said embarrassingly, “Sister Liu is my patient. I have nothing to do with her. Don’t talk nonsense.”
“Now let’s talk seriously. Where have you been these days? Why couldn’t I get through to you?”
Qin Haodong said, “I went on a trip to Shennongjia. I just got off the plane and the signal was not good, so I couldn’t answer the phone.”
Nalan Wuxia nodded and said, “You just wangled a large sum of money. When will you treat me to dinner?”
“It’s okay to treat you to dinner, but these 2 million yuan are for Sister Liu. I won’t ask for a penny. Otherwise, how will she and her child live on?”
“Well, you go back to your work. I’m going. Remember to treat me to dinner.”
Nalan Wuxia got into the police car and took her subordinates back.
Qin Haodong approached Guo Feng and said, “Director Guo, thank you for your help just now!”
Guo Feng said, “It’s nothing compared to what you’ve done. Such a black-hearted businessman should pay the price. As a boss of a pharmaceutical enterprise, he only wants to maximize benefits, regardless of the patients’ lives.
By contrast, Dr. Qin’s benevolence is really admirable!”
Qin Haodong waved his hand and said, “Forget it. What do you want me for?”
Guo Feng said, “You haven’t been at home these days, so you don’t know what happened in the south of the Yangtze River.”
“What happened? What’s it about?” Qin Haodong had just gotten off the plane, so he did not hear any news.
Guo Feng said, “The Liusheng Co. Ltd. from Japan has launched a challenge to China, and has spoken out wildly to challenge our Chinese civilization.”
“They are biting off more than they could ever chew. If it hadn’t been for the help of our ancestors in China, these Japanese said we would have become fish food in the sea. They even said such shameless words.” Qin Haodong said, “How will the Japanese devils challenge us?”
“Although this challenge is a folk activity, the impact of Liusheng Co. Ltd. is so great that people all over the world know of it. If we lose, China will be thoroughly discredited.
“The challenges posed by the Japanese people cover a wide range of aspects, including music, painting, antique appraisal and medicine. I am the appraisal director of the Antique Appraisal Center. I want to safeguard the dignity of China in the appraisal of antiques’ field.
“But to tell you the truth, the Japanese devils are coming in a fierce manner. They must have some power behind them. I’m not sure whether I can win or not, so I want to ask you to help me.”
Qin Haodong said, “Director Guo, you are an expert in the appraisal of antiques. I am just a little doctor. How can I compare with you?”
“You are too modest. Whether it is the appraisal of the Xuande Censor, or the appraisal of Wu Daozi’s ancient painting on Lord Lin Xiaotian’s birthday, your accomplishments are above mine.” Guo Feng took Qin Haodong’s hand and said earnestly, “In the face of Japan’s challenge, we have a great responsibility. Winning is our only option. You must help me this time.”
Qin Haodong thought for a moment and said, “Well, since Director Guo thinks this highly of me, I’ll go and assist you.”
Guo Feng said excitedly, “Great, if you are beside me, I will feel confident. The Japanese devils will not be able to make waves.”
Qin Haodong asked, “When will the confrontation begin?”
“The date is tentatively scheduled in four days, and I’ll inform you when the arrangements are presented.”
Guo Feng stopped talking and left Liu Yage’s home in a hurry.
When everyone had left, Liu Yage came over and said, “Dr. Qin, thank you so much. Without you, I would have been done for, left to spend the rest of my life in prison. If that happened, Niuniu would have been left in a wretched state… ”
Speaking of this, she was in tears again. She was really scared just then.
“Sister, it’s all over. Why are you still crying?”
Liu Yage wiped her tears, took out the bank card and said, “Dr. Qin, these two million yuan are yours. Take them away.”
Qin Haodong laughed and said, “This is Huang Weili’s money to compensate you for that antique door. What do I want it for? You pay your debts and use the rest of the money to buy a house in the city. It’s time for Niuniu to go to school. You can live a decent life from now on.”
Liu Yage thankfully said, “Doctor Qin, you have helped me enough. I really can’t accept the money.”
“Why can’t you accept it? To tell you the truth, two million yuan is a small amount for me. You have to think about Niuniu. You are short on money now.”
“Really? Doctor Qin, thank you, thank you so much!”
Liu Yage pulled Niuniu to kneel to Qin Haodong but was picked up by him.
Then Ma Sanbao said, “Doctor Qin, there’s one thing I didn’t understand. Those medicines were clearly in the warehouse. Why did they suddenly disappear?”