Chapter 374 - It Is, Unfortunately, Fake
As expected, Xiaobo’s dad turned to look in Xiaobo’s direction, frowning at the two couples.
He hadn’t thought much about his son bringing some friends along- it was a very normal thing, but two boys and two girls? That seemed a bit obvious.
Zhaoming’s words were making Mr. Kang suspect that the four were two pairs of couples- had his son gotten bad?
Yet Mr. Kang wouldn’t go ask Xiaobo about stuff like that in a public setting- he also acknowledged that this nephew of his might be up to no good. He’s tried so hard to stop Xiaobo and his friends from getting a room at the resort, after all. There might be some beef between the two.
As far as he could see, the source of that beef came from the girl- He took Zhaoming’s claim about her being a slut and whatnot with a grain of salt.
The birthday feast begun at ten in the morning- Lin Yi found himself recognizing some of the guests.
There was Liu Tianyi and Guan Xuemin, chatting at a table. Miracle Doctor Kang’s eldest son, the heir of Miracle Doctor Kang Co. was at the same table as well.
Lin Yi didn’t go greet them, but just hid in a corner instead. He’d leave right after Xiaobo presented the gift.
It seemed that becoming rivals with Miracle Doctor Kang after establishing the Miracle Doctor Guan brand was inevitable- he shouldn’t be restricting himself to avoid that. From what he’d seen, Xiaobo and Zhaoming’s families weren’t getting back together anymore.
At least not when Fen was there!
The host of the ceremony gave an impassioned speech- following that was Miracle Doctor Kang. He was a solemn looking old man, his clothes red and giving off the aura of a traditional Eastern doctor.
He’d only used one miracle medicine to gain all that fame and push his business into a leading corporation- it made people speechless, but none would deny the effectiveness of his Golden Creation medicine.
Although, many of the elders in the medical world didn’t really think much of Miracle Doctor Kang- as far as they could see, the guy was no miracle doctor! He’d relied on that one recipe he’d somehow acquired, and that was it.
All the other products of his company were common coughing medicine and other household ones, those with public recipes. There was nothing special there at all.
Those household medicines would most likely have trouble selling if it weren’t for that Golden Creation medicine- the guy had gotten lucky. With something like that as their flagship, even the most common of medicine products sold high numbers for the company.
In just a short period of time, Miracle Doctor Kang Co. grew into a titanous company- yet everyone was aware that the miracle doctor wasn’t actually that skilled.
“Thank you all for attending Miracle Doctor Kang’s sixty second birthday feast! Let’s start with the wishes of Miracle Doctor Kang’s sons and grandsons!” The host started getting into the first stage of the celebration. The sons and grandsons would come up with their gifts, followed by the people with higher standing in society along with Miracle Doctor Kang’s close friends. The others would have to just place their gifts at the entrance.
Kang Guifeng, the eldest son, stepped up- his chest was puffed up as he walked, an exquisite red wool box in his hand.
“Father, my gift to you is a century snow lotus!” Kang Guifeng presented the wool box respectfully. “I wish you live a long, healthy life, father!”
“Excellent, excellent! Bring it over!” Miracle Doctor Kang instructed the host.
The host quickly took the box and gave it to the doctor- it was a beautiful snow lotus, seventy or eighty years old, if not a hundred!
The audience gasped in excitement- The miracle doctor’s heirs must all have rare treasures prepared.
Guifeng stepped down and the younger son Kang Cuipu came up, a similarly exquisite box in his hand.
“Dad, I’ve prepared for you a thousand year ginseng! I’ve sent men searching for three years and three months in the wild for this humanoid ginseng!” Cuipu presented respectfully. “I hope you live as strong as the a mountain!”
“Good, good, good!!” Miracle Doctor Kang said. “Bring it up! Let me see what this thousand year ginseng looks like!”
It was only natural for the doctor to be excited- Guifeng had presented him a hundred year rarity, and here was Cuipu with a thousand year ginseng!
The host hastily brought it up to the doctor, who opened it up to find a gigantic ginseng! He didn’t know if it really was a thousand year ginseng, but it had the form of a human, an extreme rarity!
The crowd responded in surprise and envy at the huge ginseng in the doctor’s hands- congratulations were in the air.
“That uncle of yours talks sweetly, but hat ginseng is fake. He’s just like Kang Zhaoming, a liar and conman.” Lin Yi’s voice wasn’t loud- he only intended to let Xiaobi, Tang Yin, and Fen hear him, but some of the neighboring tables caught what he said.
“Really? It’s fake?” Some of the guests started causing a commotion, turning to Lin Yi.
It’d have passed in an instant if it weren’t for these people causing a commotion- they’d attracted Cuipu’s attention. He looked in Lin Yi’s direction with very hostile eyes.
But he didn’t say anything, eyeing his son instead. With that, Kang Zhaoming jumped out and pointed at Lin Yi. “Who’s causing trouble over there! Fake? How’s this ginseng fake?!”
Lin Yi smiled faintly at the frantic Zhaoming. “An artificially bred ginseng would of course be fake. A thousand years? That thing isn’t even ten years old.”
Lin Yi didn’t want to butt into Xiaobo’s family affairs, but that Zhaoming was really irritating. He didn’t mocking him a little to embarrass him and his father.
“Security! Take him away! How dare he cause trouble at my grandpa’s birthday feast!” Zhaoming exploded.
The security guards in the ballroom, however, all knew about Lin Yi’s relationship with Li Yixun- none of them would dare follow Zhaoming’s order.
“Zhaoming, calm down!” Miracle Doctor Kang was furious at the troublemaker as well, but wasn’t one to immediately throw the guards on Lin Yi the way Zhaoming did.
what the... TWO is nesting up there so comfortably
not sure if patreon's going up because of that thing where people leave and come back after the start of the month, or if it's my reverse psychology working