Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031
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“I didn’t expect Miss Shen to have such strong painting skills at such a young age. I don’t know who she studied under?”
“Mr. Jiang, thank you for today.” Shen Qinglan thanked him with a humble and polite tone. Mr. Jiang would not have appeared in this exhibition today, but she had asked Daniel to come out and invite him.
If she wanted to conclude this matter, she had to come up with an authoritative figure that could convince everyone. Mr. Jiang was a famous Taishan Beidou in the painting world. In addition, he was famous for his unselfishness. Naturally, he was the best candidate.
Fortunately, Mr. Jiang and Daniel’s personal friendship was not bad, otherwise it might not be easy for ordinary people to invite him.
Mr. Jiang greeted Mr. Shen first, “I have heard about General Shen’s deeds for many years, but we have never been able to meet each other. I didn’t expect to meet on such an occasion.”
Although Mr. Shen had heard the name of Mr. Jiang before, he had never seen him. Speaking of which, Mr. Jiang was in his nineties this year, nearly a hundred years old, and he was older than him.
“Mr. Jiang is very polite. Today’s matter is solved thanks to Mr. Jiang.” Mr. Shen’s attitude was very gentle.
The wrinkles on Mr. Jiang’s face were very deep, and when he smiled, the wrinkles deepened, “I was just telling the truth, your granddaughter is well-bred, and cyan is really better than blue.”
When it came to Shen Qinglan, the old Shen also had a proud smile on his face. This granddaughter was indeed his pride, “I am ashamed by your praise. Lanlan has been away from home for many years when she was young, and being so good is really the result of her own efforts.”
Almost everyone in the circle of Shen family knew about the kidnapping incident. Mr. Jiang was also naturally clear about this, “Miss Shen is really excellent.”
“Mr. Jiang, just call me Qinglan if you don’t mind.” Shen Qinglan opened her mouth with a slight smile.
Mr. Jiang was very kind, and his eyes were full of admiration for the younger generation when he looked at Shen Qinglan.
Since they met, they had been watching the art exhibition together. The paintings on display here were all taken by Daniel from Shen Qinglan’s hands and kept with himself. Naturally, all of them were genuine.
“Qinglan, where is your “Redemption”?” Mr. Jiang asked.
“Redemption” was the pinnacle of Leng Qingqiu’s work. It had just won the international award, and it was the masterpiece of this exhibition.
Shen Qinglan actually didn’t know where “Redemption” was. Daniel was in charge of the layout of this exhibition, and she didn’t ask any questions at all.
She looked around and saw a lot of people crowded at one place. She knew it was probably there. After passing by, there were quite a few people around, and some media reporters were also taking pictures with their cameras.
Seeing Shen Qinglan and the others coming, they all moved out of the way, probably because they had greeted them beforehand, so no one took pictures of them. This also reassured Shen Qinglan slightly, she didn’t care about herself, but Fu Hengyi was not suitable to appear in the public eye.
Mr. Jiang was no stranger to this work. He had seen the photos many times, but it was the first time he had seen the real product. Whether it was the layout, the technique or the feelings expressed, it was indeed a masterpiece, and winning the award was well deserved.
“The future generations are terrifying, now it’s all your young people’s world.” Mr. Jiang praised, and his love for her talent was beyond words.
Fu Hengyi’s eyes never left since they fell on the painting. Although his face was calm, his heart was full of turbulence. He looked at the painting quietly, and unconsciously remembered what he saw after Grandma Shen died. The Shen Qinglan who plunged herself into the darkness and hugged him like a ball, neither eating nor drinking.
He reached out to hold Shen Qinglan’s hand and exerted a little force.
Shen Qinglan glanced at him sideways, smiled slightly, and held his hand back.
After seeing the entire exhibition, it was already halfway through noon. The group went to eat nearby first, but Mr. Jiang was still standing there.
After eating, the Shen family went home first, Fu Hengyi gave the car keys to Shen Junyu, saying that he and Shen Qinglan would stay for a while longer.
“How would you go back later?” Shen Junyu took the car keys and asked.
“We’ll take a taxi back by ourselves.” Fu Hengyi said.
Watching them leave, Fu Hengyi looked at Shen Qinglan. It was Shen Qinglan who said she would stay first and show him something, “What do you want to show me?”
“A gift.” Shen Qinglan said, then she added after thinking, “It’s a New Year’s gift for you.”
Fu Hengyi was curious, and followed Shen Qinglan back to the exhibition hall again. Shen Qinglan showed him a painting, on a hillside full of flowers, a man and a woman looked at each other affectionately, just at a glance, Fu Hengyi saw that the man and woman whose side profiles could only be seen were him and her.
“This is the gift you want to give me?” Fu Hengyi’s voice was gentle, and the look in his eyes were even more tender.
Shen Qinglan was a little uncomfortable when she saw it, and nodded lightly, “I originally planned to give it to you at the end of the exhibition.”
If it wasn’t for too many people being around them, he really would’ve hugged her, but he feared that she would not like it. Fu Hengyi glanced around, and seeing that no one was paying attention, he dropped a light kiss on her lips.
He whispered in her ear, “Thank you, wife, I like this gift very much.”
Shen Qinglan’s ears went pink, and she glanced around and found that no one had noticed them. She was slightly relieved and said, “Let’s go.”
Fu Hengyi nodded. The two turned to leave, and when they were passing by a painting, she saw a familiar figure, and Shen Qinglan stopped.
“Yan Xi.” She called softly.
Yan Xi was looking at the painting in front of her with a confused look on her face, she was shocked when she heard Shen Qinglan’s voice suddenly, she let out a breath and looked with surprise at Shen Qinglan’s face, “Big sister.”
“Big sister, why are you here?” Yan Xi’s expression was full of admiration, clearly Fu Hengyi was standing beside Shen Qinglan, and he was still a person with such a powerful aura, but in Yan Xi’s eyes, he was like air.
“Came to have a look.” Shen Qinglan understated it, and did not say that this exhibition was held by her. Looking at Yan Xi’s expression, it was obvious that she did not know that she was Leng Qingqiu.
“When did you come?” Shen Qinglan asked.
“I just arrived, I didn’t want to come, but my brother wanted to come and see, and it was boring to stay at home, so I came with my brother.”
She patted her head, “By the way, big sister, come with us at night. Let’s have dinner together and let my brother treat you.”
She also wanted to let her favourite big sister be with her brother.
Fu Hengyi’s face went a little dark. Although he didn’t know the little girl in front of him, he could guess the girl’s intentions from their conversation.
“Qinglan, it’s time for us to go home. We agreed to accompany grandpa to dinner tonight.” Fu Hengyi said.
Only then did Yan Xi see Fu Hengyi, “Hey, big sister, is this uncle your friend? He looks so fierce.” Although Fu Hengyi was very good-looking, Yan Xi felt that this man was fierce and gave her a very uncomfortable sensation.
Hearing her address, Fu Hengyi’s face darkened again. It was not the first time he was called uncle, but she just called his wife “sister”. What did it mean to call him “uncle”?
Did he look so old?
Master Fu, who had never cared much about his age, now started caring because of this. He glanced at Shen Qinglan’s profile, and it seemed that she was indeed much younger than him.
Shen Qinglan was also a little embarrassed, “He’s my…husband.”
“Oh, so it’s my sister’s…what, husband…” Yan Xi’s voice rose suddenly, with a look of disbelief on her face.
“Big sister, you…Are you kidding me?” Even with Shen Qinglan’s affirmative eyes, Yan Xi still refused to believe that the only candidate she was satisfied with for her sister-in-law, was abducted like that by a scary uncle?
Hearing the title of “husband”, Fu Hengyi was satisfied, and the depression in his heart due to the large age gap with Shen Qinglan disappeared.
Yan Xi’s face was unreconciled, “Big sister, you haven’t graduated yet, why are you married?”
“What, you are married?” When Yan Shengyu came over, he happened to hear his sister’s last words.
Yan Xi glanced at her brother and thought, I told you not to take the initiative first, but now it’s okay, your wife was taken away, you compensate me my sister-in-law.
Yan Shengyu was furious at the resentment in his sister’s eyes, “What’s the matter?”
Yan Xi glared at him with a hint of hatred for iron not turning into steel, and said angrily, “It’s nothing.”
Yan Shengyu only regarded it as a child’s temper tantrum, so he smiled and didn’t care, instead he turned to look at Shen Qinglan, “Classmate Shen, long time no see.”
Since the scandal turmoil had broken out, Shen Qinglan has basically never appeared in the school, and there was no final exam in the senior year. So, he had not seen Shen Qinglan for several months, in fact he had also called Shen Qinglan, but she didn’t pick it up, after knowing that she didn’t like him, Yan Shengyu didn’t bother her anymore.
It was a coincidence that they met at the art exhibition this time. Of course, he also just got to know that Shen Qinglan was Leng Qingqiu, and he was not surprised.
“Hello.” Shen Qinglan said lightly, clearly alienated.
Yan Shengyu felt helpless, he didn’t know where he was so annoying, making Shen Qinglan like a stranger when she saw him. Every time he saw his sister’s happy appearance when calling Shen Qinglan, Yan Shengyu couldn’t help but feel jealous. He was jealous that his sister could have so many topics to talk about with Shen Qinglan.
Yan Shengyu’s eyes fell on Fu Hengyi, “Who is this?”
Fu Hengyi put his arms around Shen Qinglan’s waist, proclaiming his sovereignty, “I am Qinglan’s husband, Fu Hengyi.”
Yan Shengyu’s expression instantly stiffened, in the end he was a big boy who had never experienced anything and didn’t know how to hide his emotions. He turned to look at Shen Qinglan and asked unnaturally, “Student Shen, are you married?”
Shen Qinglan nodded affirmatively, “Well, I have been married for a few months.”
“Congratulations, I didn’t even know you were married, so I’ll give you a big red envelope another day.” After Yan Shengyu said this, he felt that all his strength was drained.
“Thank you.” Fu Hengyi said with a slight smile on his face, but his eyes were slightly cold when he looked at Yan Shengyu. When Shen Qinglan was rumoured to be fostered, Yan Shengyu was one of the protagonists. Master Fu didn’t care about him. It didn’t mean he had forgotten.
Yan Shengyu didn’t know the man in front of him, but after listening to his self-introduction, he guessed a little bit. Seeing Shen Qinglan leaning in his arms obediently, he felt a sudden pain in his heart, which made him feel a little embarrassed.
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