Chapter 466 Sound of Nature
After getting in the car, Ouyang Shanshan’s mind began to roll. Scenes of her with Qin Haodong reappeared in front of her.
After she left Jiangnan City the other time, she realized that she had fallen in love with the handsome little doctor at some point.
Thanks to Qin Haodong’s help, she had been rescued from the fate of being given away as a gift. Because of Qin Haodong’s appearance, she was given help to establish her status as the elder sister of the company. Thanks to him, she no longer had to worry about being treated as a trophy. She no longer had to worry about socializing with those rich and fat bosses who craved her beauty.
She didn’t know when it started, but as soon as her brain was idle, that handsome face would immediately emerge. After drinking for more than 20 years, she had finally tasted what lovesickness was like.
At the same time, she also knew that he was too amazing. He had a lot of girlfriends, so she had never confessed to him. She had just hidden that love silently in the bottom of her heart. She used that yearning to write her hit song “100 Degrees of Longing.”
She didn’t expect that when her concert was ready to be held, Qin Haodong would take the initiative to call her. Had her yearning touched the heavens?
Afterwards, her thoughts flooded like a tide. Why did Haodong invite her to dinner in the evening? Why treat her to dinner at home? Did he like her too? What if he asked her to stay at his home that night? How would she respond if he did something excessive? Should she refuse or not?
After thinking about it on the way there, the bodyguard and the driver finally sent her to Qin Haodong’s home. Naturally, she no longer needed bodyguards after that point, so she allowed the driver and the bodyguards to go back and rest.
After she rang the bell, Qin Haodong came out to greet her.
“Big celebrity, why is your face so red? Are you sick?”
Ouyang Shanshan was too shy to say that it was the result of her wishful thinking. She hurriedly said, “Nothing, the weather is probably too hot.”
Qin Haodong said with surprise, “It’s cool today, and there’s no sun.”
Hearing him say that, Ouyang Shanshan’s turned bright red. She explained while stumbling, “I was rehearsing in the afternoon. The lights in the rehearsal room were too hot!”
After she spoke, fearing that Qin Haodong would ask more embarrassing questions, she hurriedly changed the subject, “Haodong, your house is really beautiful.”
She knew very well what the price of such a house was. It was at least worth hundreds of millions of yuan.
“It’s nothing. A friend gave it to me.”
“When did you arrive in Shanghai? What are you doing here? How long are you staying here?”
“I only arrived yesterday. This time, I came to study at the Shanghai Medical College. I’m afraid I will be staying here for a long time,”
said Qin Haodong as he took Ouyang Shanshan to the living room. The dining table was filled with dishes he had made.
“It smells so good! It’s been so long since I’ve had the dishes you personally made.”
Ouyang Shanshan had tasted his cooking at his house before. She knew that only he could cook dishes that smelled like that.
“You can’t eat it even though it smells good.” Qin Haodong stopped her hand from grabbing a bowl and chopsticks. “Before we eat, we still have one more important thing to do.”
“Something important? What is it?”
Ouyang Shanshan asked with surprise.
“I can’t tell you yet. You will find out soon.” Qin Haodong said, “Close your eyes.”
Ouyang Shanshan obediently closed her eyes. However, this time around, she was so nervous that her heart was about to jump out of her throat. Generally speaking, this kind of scene was for a confession. Could it be that Haodong was going to confess to her? Was that why he invited her to dinner at his house?
If it really was a confession, should she accept? If she accepted straight away, would he feel that she was a very casual girl? If she didn’t accept, would he become sad and not confess to her again in the future?
In just a short moment, Ouyang Shanshan’s mind was filled with different thoughts.
Right at that moment, she heard a melodious guqin sound in her ear. The sound was extremely beautiful and impeccable, filled with a classical charm. It was extremely pure. That was the sound of nature.
The music was like a clear spring, which could clear people’s minds. At that moment, there were no more messy thoughts in her mind, only music.
She had found the kind of feeling she was pursuing. It couldn’t be more suitable to help her perform the classical charm she wanted, or the rhythm performed from the guqin.
Unable to help herself, she began to sing, “100 degrees of longing in the dream. Eyes are open, yet still longing for 1000 years. The most unforgettable was his face…”
Qin Haodong originally wanted Ouyang Shanshan to comment on Jia Shihan’s guqin skills. If possible, for her to join Ouyang Shanshan’s band.
Watching the two people now, one played while the other sang, their coordination was perfect. Also, this song which he had never heard before, was full of rhyme and deep yearning. It reminded him of the little fellow, Lin Momo, Hu Xiaoxian, Nalan Wushuang and Qi Waner who were left behind in Jiangnan. It reminded him of the beauties he had met in the Cultivation World…”
While his thoughts tumbled, he suddenly became mesmerized.
Unsure of how much time had passed, the sound of the guqin faded, and the voice died away. Only then did the three of them slowly regain their senses.
Qin Haodong clapped first. “Amazing. The guqin was played extremely well, and the voice was even better. It was a perfect match.”
Ouyang Shanshan opened her eyes. She looked at Qin Haodong who stood next to her and asked with surprise, “Haodong, didn’t you play this?”
Qin Haodong waved his hand. “How can I have such skills?”
Although he was also proficient in tone and rhythm, he couldn’t reach Jia Shihan’s artistic conception.
Ouyang Shanshan grabbed his arm and eagerly asked, “Then who was playing? Where did such a guqin master come from? Can you introduce that person to me?”
The sound of the guqin just now had allowed her to find the feeling she had been searching for. If that person could take part in her concert, it would definitely make her sing perfectly.
“Guqin master?” Qin Haodong smiled and said, “Wait and see for yourself.”
Qin Haodong clapped his hands. He said to the room next door, “Come out Shihan. Come meet the big celebrity.”
Ouyang Shanshan looked toward the place Qin Haodong was looking at. She saw a tall, beautiful woman holding a guqin in her arms slowly walk out.
After seeing Jia Shihan, she understood why the classical charm in the guqin sound was so pure. The person who played such an emotional piece was a beautiful woman full of classical charm. If she hadn’t appeared at Qin Haodong’s home, Ouyang Shanshan would have thought that it was a character who had traveled from the past.
Qin Haodong made the introductions. Afterwards, he waved at them to sit down at the dining table. The three of them talked while they ate.
Ouyang Shanshan eagerly said, “Sister Shihan, do you want to join my band? We currently need a master like you.”
Jia Shihan did not immediately agree. She turned her head and looked at Qin Haodong.
Qin Haodong said, “Don’t look at me. I am only responsible for introducing someone to you. My task is now complete. The rest is for you two to discuss amongst yourselves.”
Jia Shihan thought about it then said, “Sister Shanshan, can you tell me about the current situation of your band? What do I have to do if I join?”
Qin Haodong slightly smiled. After going through the things at the Heming Teahouse, that extremely simple little girl had become more mature. She now knew how to ask about the specific situation before starting a job.
Ouyang Shanshan spoke of her band’s working situation. Qin Haodong said, “I will ask on Shihan’s behalf. How much is the salary?”
“Is this amount okay?”
Ouyang Shanshan said as she extended a finger.
“Only that?” Jia Shihan said with embarrassment, “The salary of my last job was also 1000 a month. However, it was not enough for living expenses.”
“What 1000? I’m talking about a million. When there are concerts, you will get an extra 10,000 each time. There will also be a year-end bonus at the end of the year!”
Ouyang Shanshan was very surprised inside. The little girl looked clever but she didn’t seem to understand anything.
“One million. That much?”
Jia Shihan was first surprised, then thought about it and said, “Sister Shanshan, I’m sorry. I just want to stay here in Shanghai. I don’t want to leave.”
Ouyang Shanshan said, “Why? Aren’t you by yourself? Why do you have to stay here?”
She really didn’t quite understand Jia Shihan’s decision. The salary she offered was also not low. She had no family nor children, so why would she want to stay in Shanghai?
“This… I just don’t want to leave.”
Jia Shihan didn’t explain further. The only reason she didn’t want to leave was because of Qin Haodong. She was a bit scared of that complicated society. She could only trust that man. Only he could make her feel a sense of security by staying there.
Ouyang Shanshan said with some regret, “Let’s talk about this later. I will offer you a short-term contract so you can help me with the upcoming concert. I will give you a salary of 100,000 yuan.”
“Is this okay?”
Jia Shihan didn’t ask Ouyang Shanshan; instead she turned to Qin Haodong next to her.
Seeing Ouyang Shanshan’s puzzled expression, Qin Haodong gave a brief account of Jia Shihan’s circumstances. Then, he said, “Shihan comes from the mountains. She doesn’t have a deep understanding of the world, and has little social experience. So, you should teach her more in the future.”
After he spoke, he said to Jia Shihan, “This is pretty good. When you’re working, you can stay with Sister Shanshan. You can come back here when you have a break.”
Jia Shihan nodded. “I will listen to you.”
After the three of them finished dinner, there was another knock at the door. It was Yang Jinlong and Xiong Tiejun. They had booked out the entire clothing company and worked overtime. They finally finished making all of Jia Shihan’s clothes before dark.
Two master fashion designers had made several things. One made antique clothing, while the other did modern clothing. More than a dozen sets were made for each type. There were two fully-packed large boxes.
Qin Haodong nodded in satisfaction. With those clothes, Jia Shihan would not have to prepare clothing for the next day’s concert.
He took out two Physique-Improving Pills and gave one each to Xiong Tiejun and Yang Jinlong.
Attaching equal importance to grace and prestige was the only technique to control his men. He knew very well that those two men had performed well. Therefore, they should be rewarded.
After explaining the function and value of the pills, Xiong Tiejun and Yang Jinlong swallowed them with some doubts. Not long after, they immediately felt that their bodies which had been abused with wine were suddenly full of energy. It was as if they had gone back to 20 years before.
They were extremely grateful. That day’s flattery had not fallen on deaf ears. Not only had they won recognition from the boss, they had also received such a great benefit.
After they left, Ouyang Shanshan also left with Jia Shihan.
When she went to Qin Haodong’s place, although she had not received the confession she wanted and was slightly disappointed, she had unexpectedly picked up a treasure, Jia Shihan. She had to quickly practice and aim to perfect their teamwork for the upcoming concert.
Early the next morning, Qin Haodong ate a simple breakfast, then rushed to the Jiangnan Medical College.
Although he had finished his report, he still had not gone to the dormitory yet. According to the regulations of the school, the first half of the school year was the time for military training, during which they had to live at the school dormitory.