APY Ch. 178.2: Identity Exposure

Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031

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Walking to the corner where no one was paying attention, Fake Leng Qingqiu made a phone call, “I was exposed… I’m sorry… I didn’t do it well this time.”

The person on the other end of the phone said don’t know what, but the face of Fake Leng Qingqiu immediately turned pale, her hand holding the phone trembled slightly, and the panic in her eyes could not be concealed.

Before leaving, she glanced at the woman on the stage surrounded like a sun by the stars and the moon from a distance, however her stunning face did not show the joy that should appear because of being recognized by everyone, and her face was still cold.

Shen Qinglan, I will remember you and will look forward to our next meeting.

In a distant country, in the master bedroom of a luxury manor, a man threw down the phone in his hand, took a sip from the wine glass on the table, the scarlet liquid stuck on his lips, and he stuck out his tongue and licked it away, while the corners of his mouth evoked a cruel arc, “Xiao Qi, you are still so fascinating to me.”

There was a shimmering light in his eyes.

At the scene of the art exhibition, when everyone recovered from the shock, the fake Leng Qingqiu had long since disappeared.

There were many media friends present, and after reacting, they all wanted to interview Shen Qinglan. Shen Qinglan glanced at Daniel, who immediately understood and came to stand in front of Shen Qinglan.

“Dear friends from the media, listen to me, our family Qingqiu is a low-key person and doesn’t like to appear in front of the media on weekdays. This time it was a last resort. This is Qingqiu’s first exhibition, and the focus should be on her paintings, don’t you think so?”

There was nothing wrong with that.

The reporters who could come here were all talented people. They naturally understood what Daniel meant. They all said that they would write well for this report. The camera also turned to the paintings in the exhibition hall.

“Lanlan, you’re so secretive, you even hid it from your own family. You said, if it wasn’t for such an inexplicable woman appearing this time, how long would you plan to hide it from us all?” Shen Junyu came over, staring at Shen Qinglan, his expression was a little fierce, but the joy and pride in his eyes could not be concealed.

Shen Xitong also came over, and said in a nonchalant manner, “My sister is hiding a lot. You already knew she was fake, so when she came to the house as a guest, why didn’t you expose it?” She came back to her senses from the shock, but after she understood everything, the anger in her heart suddenly rose, especially when she thought about how good and close she was to the fake Leng Qingqiu in front of Shen Qinglan. Maybe Shen Qinglan despised her in her heart at that time, maybe she was still laughing at her in her heart.

What made her feel even more unacceptable was that originally Shen Qinglan only had better grades, better appearance, but was far inferior to her in other aspects, but now, before she became famous, she was already famous everywhere. She was known as a young painter who even won international awards for her works and was well-known both at home and abroad. On the other hand, she was only a little famous in the capital, and compared with Shen Qinglan’s achievements, she had nothing worthy of comparison at all.

With such a fact in front of her, Shen Xitong gnawed a mouthful of jealousy, Shen Qinglan, you already have a good family background, why did you still take away the limelight that belonged to me?

“Shen Xitong, what nonsense are you talking about?” Shen Junyu’s face sank, looking at Shen Xitong with a chill in his eyes.

Although he also blamed Shen Qinglan for hiding things from her family, Shen Xitong’s strange words made him very uncomfortable.

Mr. Shen had just come over, and when he heard Shen Xitong’s words, his eyes sank, “Xitong.”

Shen Xitong met Mr. Shen’s gaze, and especially when she saw the disapproving look of Chu Yunrong who was following behind Mr. Shen, her heart sank. She was suddenly startled, but felt cold again, she lowered her head slightly, “I’m sorry, Grandpa.”

The old man didn’t look at her, but looked at Shen Qinglan, and said gently, “Lanlan, accompany Grandpa to see your paintings?”

Shen Qinglan nodded, stepped forward to support the old man Shen, and Fu Hengyi stood on the other side of the old man Shen. Before leaving, Shen Qinglan glanced at Shen Xitong coldly. She had just learned a lesson, and she forgot it so quickly?

Shen Xitong met Shen Qinglan’s eyes, remembering the scene in the bedroom that day, a flash of fear flashed in her eyes.

“Grandpa, I’m sorry, I’ve kept it from you for so long.” Shen Qinglan said in a low voice.

Grandpa Shen smiled and shook his head, while patting his granddaughter’s hand, “You are so good, grandpa is too proud of you, how can he blame you, now grandpa has more capital to show off to those old men.”

Shen Qinglan couldn’t help smiling after hearing this, her grandfather had always been infinitely tolerant to her.

Old Master Shen stopped in front of a painting, looked at the person in the painting, his expression was startled, and there was a trace of sadness in his eyes. Shen Qinglan looked up, only to find that the painting was a scene of Grandma Shen and Grandpa Shen walking in the garden. The old couple with white hair were walking in the garden hand in hand. The setting sun shined on their back for a long time.

The date on the painting was last year’s. It was painted by Shen Qinglan after Grandma Shen was discharged from the hospital. After the painting, she wanted to give the painting to her grandparents, but then her grandmother passed away. Shen Qinglan was saddened and forgot the painting, but it was taken out by Daniel for the exhibition.

“Grandpa.” Shen Qinglan didn’t know what to say. Although the sadness in Mr. Shen’s eyes disappeared quickly, Shen Qinglan still saw it. She knew that Mr. Shen was thinking of his wife, who had passed away.

Grandpa Shen smiled and looked at the two people walking hand in hand in the painting with gentle eyes, “Lanlan, when the exhibition is over, can this painting be given to Grandpa?”

Shen Qinglan nodded, “Okay, I originally drew this painting for my grandparents only.”

“You drew very well. If your grandma could see this painting, she would be very happy.” Mr. Shen said. He did not like to take pictures on weekdays, so he had were very few pictures with his deceased wife. After the death of his wife, he regretted it. Now, seeing this painting, he felt more or less comforted in his heart.

Wanwan, our granddaughter is very good, even better than you and I thought. You are watching from the sky, aren’t you also very pleased?

“Xitong, you went too far just now.” Shen Qian said lightly with a serious expression.

Shen Xitong lowered her head, “Dad, I’m sorry, I was just too excited just now, sister, she knew that the woman was fake, but she didn’t tell me, making me look like a fool…” Her voice was aggrieved, even a little bit choking.

Shen Qian sighed lightly, “Xitong, it’s a big crowd here, what’s the matter that can’t be said at home? There are so many media reporters at the scene, what would it be like if they were to listen to what you said?”

He seldom blamed her like this, but today because of Shen Xitong’s behaviour, he was really angry, usually mild people after getting angry were the most frightening, Shen Xitong’s heart trembled, and once again she clearly realized the gap in the relationships between her and Shen Qinglan, she couldn’t help thinking in her heart, if it was Shen Qinglan, would Shen Qian still be so angry?

She thought, probably not.

Shen Qian naturally didn’t know what was going on in Shen Xitong’s mind. Seeing her subdued, the anger in his heart dissipated a little, “You go back first. I’ll go back with your mother later.”

Shen Xitong looked up at Shen Qian in shock, and there was disbelief in her eyes, “Dad?” Was he driving her away?

“Tongtong, be obedient, go back first.” Chu Yunrong also said, she knew that the two daughters were not with her, and even the reason for the disagreement was her own, Shen Xitong was brought up by her, and she thought of her everywhere. It could also be seen that Shen Xitong did something irrational, and now it was indeed the best way to let her go back first.

It was just that such behaviour completely changed its nature in Shen Xitong’s eyes. With tears in her eyes, she glanced at Shen Qian and Chu Yunrong, said in a low voice that she knew, and ran out with her head lowered.

Shen Qian frowned, Chu Yunrong clasped her husband’s hand, “Forget it, Tongtong is still a child.”

Shen Qian looked at his wife disapprovingly, “She is not too young, Qinglan is a few years younger than her, Yunrong , you shouldn’t indulge her like this.”

Chu Yunrong’s expression froze, but she heard Shen Qian continue, “Her appearance just now was very incompatible with her status as the daughter of the Shen family. If outsiders see it, they will only say that the Shen family treats their adopted daughter differently from their own daughter, they raised their own daughter so well, but deliberately raised the adopted daughter in a crooked way.”

“It’s not that serious, Tongtong is just a little childish.” Chu Yunrong defended.

Shen Qian didn’t say anything to his wife anymore, as this was not the right place to talk. There were some things that his wife might not understand.

“It’s good to know what you have in mind. I am in the army on weekdays, and I rely on you at home. It’s really hard for you.” Shen Qian did not forget to comfort his wife.

Chu Yunrong was moved. Although her husband’s words just now contained reproach, he always understood and cared for her. In the end, it was true that she did not educate Shen Xitong well, and she was also thinking secretly in her heart, whether the way she treated Shen Xitong was wrong or not.

The couple did not go to see Mr. Shen, but went to see the art exhibition by themselves.

Shen Qian was a soldier, but his self-cultivation was not low, and he also had his own unique views on art. Otherwise, he would not have been able to get along with Chu Yunrong at the beginning. He originally admired Leng Qingqiu’s paintings, but now after knowing that Leng Qingqiu was his own daughter and looking at these paintings again, the more he looked at them, the better he felt.

Chu Yunrong and Shen Qian admired the paintings and listened to the whispers of the surrounding people, all of which were praises for Shen Qinglan. Chu Yunrong’s mood was very complicated, and she couldn’t tell what it was that she liked.


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