Chapter 547: Past Events Are Too Bitter to Recall
Ye Qing said, “Sister, let me handle the DNA test. But you should also tell me about what happened to you and brother-in-law. After all these years, you still haven’t told me anything.”
She knew that Chu Xuanyue had two men she loved, and they were the two men in her bedside photos. One was her son, and the other was her husband Qin Zongheng. Other than that, Chu Xuanyue didn’t know anything else.
“I never told you before because I didn’t want to recall the past. Since we now have news about Haodong, I will tell you about it…”
With a sorrowful expression on her face, Chu Xuanyue recalled the past and slowly began to narrate, “22 years ago, I was a famous talented woman in the capital, and I was even more well-known as the number one beauty. As for Haodong’s father Qin Zongheng, he was an inborn martial arts genius of the Qin family, whom the Qin family had high hopes for.
“We met by chance, and from the moment I saw him, I decided that this was the love of my life. As it turns out, love at first sight is real and not a legend at all.
“A handsome scholar and a pretty girl. Originally, we were a perfect match, but it was a pity that among the seven big families in the capital, the Qin family and the Chu family had always been on bad terms, and had been competitors for 100 years. Therefore, our love was not blessed by our families. Instead, they strongly opposed it.”
“Then? What happened afterwards?” Ye Qing couldn’t help but ask. Although she was famous for being a little witch in the capital, women had an instinctive longing and yearning for love.
Chu Xuanyue said, “Brother Zongheng and I were really in love. The families opposing us did not stop us from being together. Then, one day, I found out that I was pregnant!
“At that time, I was so overjoyed that I thought my family would agree to our marriage since I had a child. But when they heard the news, not only did we not get their blessings, instead, both families strongly opposed it.
“The Qin family forced Brother Zongheng to break up with me, setting him up with another marriage at the same time. On the Chu family’s side, my father forced me to get rid of the child, and it was only after I almost died that I barely managed to save Haodong.
“Originally, if it went on like this, we could still keep the child even if we couldn’t get married. However, at this time, a man from the Chu family suddenly came. That person was Old Taoist Yuan, who claimed to be proficient in yin and yang input methods.
“He claimed to be the descendant of Yuan Tiangang from the Tang Dynasty, and was proficient in the primordial eight trigrams and various yin and yang techniques. After looking at the ancestral tombs of the Chu family, he claimed that this was the Land of Fairies.”
Ye Qing asked, “Could it be that this Land of Fairies has something to do with the child?”
Chu Xuanyue said, “According to what Old Taoist Yuan said, the Land of Fairies has an excellent Geomantic Omen, and can bless the future generations and allow them to flourish and grow.
“But the only thing is that none of the married women can give birth to boys, or else the blessings of the family would be taken away and the husband’s side would be nourished instead.”
Ye Qing said, “Isn’t this just rubbish? Did the old man believe it?”
Chu Xuanyue said, “There are many people who believe these strange readings. I heard that Li Hongzhang, a famous minister of the previous dynasty, buried his family in the place called the Land of Fairies, so the Li family didn’t have any women in his generation. It wasn’t that they had never been born, but that they were directly killed at birth, for fear of taking away the blessings of the Li family.
“Although my father didn’t reach the same degree of cruelty as the Li family did, Haodong was never allowed to stay in this world after my father found out he was a boy, for fear of transferring the blessings of the Chu family to the Qin family.”
Ye Qing asked, “What happened next?”
Chu Xuanyue said, “Under Old Taoist Yuan’s suggestion, my father didn’t show anything at first. Right when I started to become a little relaxed, suddenly one day, Haodong disappeared!
“Although I still don’t know who stole the child, I know it definitely had something to do with the Chu family. My father must have arranged for someone to do it.
“The day Haodong disappeared happened to be the day that brother Zongheng got married with that other woman. He ran away from home angrily when he received news that the child was missing. Since then, there has been no news of him, and I don’t know where he went.
“As for me, I went around like a crazy person looking for my son after he disappeared. However, I couldn’t find any news of him at all. I knew that all of this was done by the Chu family. Later, I broke ties with the Chu family and founded today’s Haodong Group.
“There had been no news of Haodong for so many years, so I thought he was dead. I never thought he would suddenly appear in my world today.”
As she ended with those words, she once again became emotional. “Xiao Qing, you must find my son!”
“Don’t worry sister. You adopted me when I was living on the street. In my heart, you are my mother and Haodong is my brother. I will definitely do my best.”
Ye Qing said, “But there’s something I don’t understand. With the Haodong Group’s power, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find someone in Huaxia. Why didn’t you search for Haodong’s information? You could have at least investigated everyone named Qin Haodong.”
Chu Xuanyue sighed and said, “I understand what you are saying, but I didn’t know if the child was alive or dead, and I also didn’t know if he had been killed by someone sent by my father. The chances of getting him back were very pessimistic. Even if the child was still alive, who would know what his name was?
“Also, although the Haodong Group is powerful, it is still weaker than the Chu family. If I made a big scene trying to find the child in Huaxia, I would be hurting him even if I did find him, and we would never be able to escape from the Chu family.”
“So over the past 20 years, I could only weep silently and miss my son, while not being able to do anything.”
Ye Qing said, “Sister, don’t be too upset. I met this Qin Haodong and he looks a lot like brother-in-law. I think it’s very likely that he’s the little Haodong you lost.”
Chu Xuanyue choked up and said, “I hope so. Do you know why I didn’t let you call me Mom when I adopted you?
“It’s not because I wanted to look young, I just couldn’t listen to that word. Everytime a child called out ‘mother’, I would think of my own son.”
Ye Qing said, “It doesn’t matter what I call you. In reality, you are my mother in my heart. No matter what, I will help you find little Haodong.
“Send someone to bring those things to me tomorrow morning. Remember, pretend to be calm and normal, and don’t reveal anything.”
Chu Xuanyue said, “I know. I’ve endured it for so many years. A few days longer won’t hurt.”
Ye Qing said, “Sister, you must stay away from that guy surnamed Han. I think that guy has evil intentions. He’s not pursuing you, rather he’s after the Haodong Group’s property.”
Chu Xuanyue said, “Han Zaixing is a play buddy I grew up with. We’re just friends, don’t worry. I know what I should and shouldn’t do.”
While they were talking, a middle-aged man in his 40’s was on the phone inside another luxury villa in the capital.
“Any news from Shanghai?”
The other end of the phone said, “Boss, we haven’t noticed anything strange yet. That little witch is on high alert, and her cultivation is very high. Our people don’t dare to get too close.”
“Be careful, but you must keep an eye on her. As soon as you notice something strange, report it to me.”
“I understand, boss.”
After hanging up the phone, the middle-aged man muttered, “Chu Xuanyue, Haodong Group, you guys can’t escape. Sooner or later, you will all be mine.”
Qin Haodong returned home. As soon as he stepped through the door, the little fellow pounced onto him, “Papa, what were you doing? Why are you back so late?”
“Daddy went to take care of something.”
He kissed the little fellow on the cheek, then walked towards the living room while holding her in his arms.
The little fellow said, “Papa, why do you smell so nice? Were you with an auntie?”
Qin Haodong staggered and almost fell to the ground. “Tang Tang, have you had dinner yet?” he said hurriedly, “What delicious food did your mommy cook for you?”
Li Meiyu looked at him and said with an ugly expression, “Don’t change the subject. You haven’t answered Tang Tang’s question. Where have you been since you got out of the crime squad? Did you go to pick up women again?”
The other ladies all looked at him playfully. Qi Wan’er said, “What were you doing? Hurry up and tell us, otherwise we will torture you.”
Jia Shihan said, “Don’t be like that to brother. He must’ve had things to take care of.”
Nalan Wushuang said, “Shihan, you’ve been deeply poisoned by this guy. He has deceived you.”
Lin Momo grabbed the little fellow from Qin Haodong, then said while playfully looking at him, “Hurry up and say it. Where did you go to?”
Qin Haodong rubbed his nose and said with a bit of embarrassment, “I went to the Convention and Exhibition Center to find Yagyuu Yukime.”
Qi Wan’er said, “I don’t know what kind of luck you’ve got, but how is it that you always have a woman by your side?”
Li Meiyu said angrily, “Qin Haodong, I can’t believe you even hooked up with a Japanese woman!”
“It’s not what you guys think!” Qin Haodong quickly explained, “Today’s case was all thanks to Yagyuu Yukime’s help, otherwise it wouldn’t have been resolved so easily…”
With that, he briefly told them what had happened at the crime squad. He mainly focused on Yagyuu Yukime letting the Mitsui brothers change their statement. Naturally, he could not mention the part where they had sex in the hotel.
“You see, since she helped me so much, I had to go and thank her!”
Among everyone present, Lin Momo was the one who knew more about his relationship with Yagyuu Yukime. However, she only smiled and did not reveal a thing!
After he finished speaking, Li Meiyu’s expression looked a lot better. Qin Haodong hurriedly changed the topic and said, “I heard Yagyuu Yukime say that her Yagyuu family came to Shanghai to attend the financial summit held by the Haodong Group. Have you guys heard of this Haodong Group? It is said to be very famous.”
His move was very effective, as Li Meiyu said, “Of course I’ve heard of the Haodong Group. With my family… They have collaborated with many of our businesses in Hong Kong.”
She originally wanted to say that they had a lot of collaborations with their Li family. However, as she was hiding her identity, she stopped halfway and then swallowed her words back.
Nalan Wushuang said, “I have also heard of the Haodong Group. However, I’ve only just noticed that it’s the same as yours. If people didn’t know, they would think that it’s your business.“
Qin Haodong said, “How is that possible? There are many people called Haodong in Huaxia. There are tens of thousands of people named Zhang Haodong, Li Haodong and Wang Haodong.”
Lin Momo replied, “I knew about this Haodong Group a while back. To me, it’s an inspirational story of two women.”
“What do you mean?” Jia Shihan asked with curiosity. She knew nothing about the world. Qin Haodong knew more than her, so naturally, she had never heard of the Haodong Group.
Lin Momo said, “The founder of the Haodong Group is Chu Xuanyue. She was originally the eldest lady of the Chu family, but she didn’t inherit the family property. Instead, she founded the Haodong Group.
“Later, she adopted a little girl, Ye Qing, who is now the CEO of the Haodong Group. Ye Qing’s ability is also very outstanding. Together with Chu Xuanyue, they made the Haodong Group prosper. Now, they are definitely one of the main consortiums in Huaxia.
“Everyone thought Chu Xuanyue had achieved everything she had at the moment by relying on the Chu family. But as far as I know, this statement is false.
“I don’t know why, but Chu Xuanyue doesn’t have a good relationship with the Chu family. After leaving the Chu family, she hardly ever contacted them. The Haodong Group was built by her and has nothing to do with the Chu family.”