The news that Song Fei was going to invest in AK Pharmaceuticals and officially become the head of the research and development department spread like wildfire!
For a moment, the entire pharmaceutical industry was shocked!
What the hell?
Song Fei, who had rejected the offer from the top three pharmaceutical companies in the country, had actually joined the AK pharmaceutical industry?
That notorious ex Jiangdong Pharmaceutical Company?
Is Song Fei stupid?
That night, an interesting scene appeared on Weibo.
Capital Institute of Biotechnology V: Perhaps Dr. Song has changed his mind and can come to our research institute? Our research institute will always leave a place for you @ Song Fei.
Jiang City Hengrui Pharmaceutical Company V: Tell me, how is AK better than me? We have everything it has, except for Jiang Wei X and Jiang Gu X! @ Song Fei.
Xingrong Biopharmaceutical Company V: Tell me, what did AK use to move you? I can pay double @ Song Fei.
Many pharmaceutical companies that had invited Song Fei to collaborate with them but were rejected by her ruthlessly all started shaking their heads on Weibo. They questioned why Song Fei was so heartless to abandon innocent women like them and choose that coquettish bitch from the AK pharmaceutical industry.
Song Fei’s fame in the medical world had long since surpassed that of the country. Even some pharmaceutical companies outside the Internet had heard of this matter and posted on INS, saying that the AK Pharmaceuticals had really done well this time and actually invited Song Fei.
Song Fei slept very punctually and fell asleep at 10.30pm. She woke up the next morning and was shocked to see so many @ messages. She read all the comments from those companies and thought for a moment before typing a message on her personal page.
Song Fei V: Working hand in hand, looking forward to future prospects @ AK Pharmaceuticals.
Song Fei didn’t explain the reason. She just quietly changed her personal verification information. As a result, that morning, some sharp-eyed netizens discovered that Song Fei’s personal information had become—
The vice president of AK Pharmaceuticals Corporation and the head of the research and development department.
In order to poach Song Fei, the AK Pharmaceutical Company actually gave her the position of the vice-president! Not many companies were capable of such boldness.
They were sure that Song Fei was someone they couldn’t have.
On the first day Song Ci became the vice-president of AK, she skipped work to go fishing. Along with her were Han Zhan’s family of four, Yan Qingxiu, and Jiang Zhen’s young couple.
Early in the morning, the group of people took four cars to the Cai Family Village.
Song Ci had gotten someone to clean up the small bungalow in the Cai Family Village yesterday and could stay there directly today.
The group parked the car under the small bungalow. Yan Jiang took out a fishing rod and bait from the car and prepared to go fishing in the river at the back of the mountain later.
Han Zhan moved all the daily necessities from the car to the room upstairs. Song Ci followed him upstairs to tidy up.
This was the first time Han Jun and Han Miao came to the Cai Family Village to play. The sisters were very interested in the chickens raised in the chicken coop next door. As soon as they landed, they ran to see the chickens.
There was a small stone platform beside the chicken coop. On the stone platform was a big wooden basin with some straw inside. Han Miao’s eyes lit up when she saw a hen laying eggs in the chicken coop.
Soon, the hen gave birth to a white egg and strutted around shouting, “Cluck, cluck, cluck!”
The hen jumped out of the chicken coop. Han Miao hurriedly stepped on the small stone beside the stone platform and climbed into the chicken coop. She stuck out her chubby little butt and stole eggs in the chicken coop.
She held the hot egg tightly and said to Han Jun, who was standing under the stone platform, “Sister, fruit fruit!”
Han Miao called eggs fruit.
Han Jun held the egg and realized that it was hot. She said, “It’s cooked!” Hearing this, Han Miao hurriedly stole the egg from the chicken coop.
She handed the eggs to Han Jun and carefully slid down the stone platform. The sisters squatted on the ground and imitated the adults. They placed the two eggs together and knocked on the eggshell.
Realizing that the egg was dripping egg juice, the two sisters were stunned. Then, they opened their mouths at the same time and hugged the small tear to drink it!
Yan Jiang was squatting on the ground arranging the bait when he suddenly heard a woman next door shout in Wangdong native language. “Whose child is this? Why did you steal my eggs?! These are raw eggs! They have germs!”
Hearing this, Yan Jiang stood up and looked next door. He saw Han Miao and Han Jun each carrying an egg. They stood foolishly beside the chicken coop and looked at their neighbor’s wife adorably.
The egg white was still on the sisters’ lips…
To be honest, they really looked like they had secretly eaten sh*t.
Yan Jiang’s jaw dropped. He was stunned for a moment before coming back to his senses. He hurriedly shouted upstairs, “Song Song! Han Zhan, your Miaomiao and Junjun ate the neighbor’s eggs secretly!”
Han Zhan ran downstairs, as fast as the wind.
Seeing the eggshell in Han Miao and Han Jun’s hands and the egg juice by their mouths, Han Zhan’s head darkened. He broke off a stick from the tree and chased after the sisters.
Upon seeing the stick used to hit someone, Han Jun threw aside the eggshell, pulled Han Miao, and ran. The two of them ran along the small road towards the neighbor’s vegetable field. The small road was made of cement, but there was a slope between the cement road and the vegetable field.
The two sisters tripped and rolled down the slope to the vegetable field, overwhelming the neighbor’s cucumber seedlings.
Han Zhan jumped into the vegetable field and jumped back to the side of the road with a cub in each hand. He looked up and met his neighbor’s awkward and polite smile. Han Zhan’s face instantly reddened.
“I’m sorry, this is the first time these two children are going to the countryside. Everything is new to them. Big sister, I’ll buy all your eggs. Also, I’ll buy this melon.”
That big sister also knew Han Zhan. She said, “You are Brother Song’s son-in-law, right? You haven’t been back for a long time, right? Sigh, it’s rare for you to come back. Why buy? If you don’t mind, just go to my vegetable garden to pick whatever you want.”
The auntie knew that the two daughters of the Song Family next door had married rich people and would occasionally return to the countryside to stay for a period of time. They didn’t lack money and wouldn’t take advantage of them. They would take whatever they ate and never treat them badly.
Han Zhan agreed awkwardly. He carried the two clay dolls home and threw them into the bathtub.
Song Ci hurriedly took a shower for them and changed into long-sleeved pants to prevent mosquitoes from biting them.
After showering, it was already past 10pm.
Song Ci got Han Wangwang and Jiang Zhen to go to the neighboring vegetable garden to pick some fruits for lunch. She would calculate the money with the neighbors when she left.
Han Wangwang found a vegetable basket and called Jiang Zhen to go to the vegetable garden to pick vegetables.
Jiang Zhen had found out yesterday that he was going fishing with his master and the rest in the countryside today. He had specially worn a spirited sportswear this morning and even put on the coconut shoes that Han Wangwang had given him years ago.
It had just rained heavily last night and the soil of the vegetable field was sticky. One step could dirty one’s shoes. Jiang Zhen stared at the vegetable garden and silently looked at the shoes on his feet. He discussed with Han Wangwang and said, “Go and pick them. I won’t go.”
Han Wangwang knew what he cared about. She said, “It’s just a pair of shoes. Just wash them clean if they’re dirty. Moreover, if you really like them, I’ll buy them for you in the future.”
Jiang Zhen shook his head and insisted. “No way. This is the first pair of designer shoes I’ve ever received in my life. You gave it to me.” The meaning was extraordinary. Could those flirtatious bitches behind compare?
Han Wangwang was speechless.
She went into the vegetable garden to pick a few cucumbers, some tomatoes, season beans, and chili. She also picked two eggplants, thanked the neighbor auntie, and went back.
Song Ci’s pregnancy was so bad that she didn’t cook. Han Zhan and Song Fei cooked lunch together.
They used firewood to roast a bowl of spicy green peppers, took a sour and spicy cucumber, made a plate of eggplants tofu horns, and stir-fried a pork belly. Finally, they used tomatoes and a brisket brought back from the city to make a tomato braised potato.
That tomato beef brisket and potato soup was made by Han Zhan. It was one of the few dishes that Han Zhan was good at cooking. Everyone gave him face and ate it clean.
After lunch, they rested for more than an hour. At 3pm, they went fishing. Worried that the child would fall into the water by the river, Han Miao and Han Jun went up the mountain with Yan Qingxiu.
Yan Qingxiu found a knife and went to the storeroom of the small bungalow to find two long metal wires. “Let’s go and catch it.” He circled the long metal wire into a circle and fixed it on a small wooden stick. He went to an abandoned house beside and found a few nests of spider webs.
After wrapping the metal wire with sticky spiderwebs, they could go to the back mountain to catch it.
Han Miao and Han Jun were wearing a full set of camouflage clothes, a camouflage boatman’s hat, and each of them was holding a tool that they had grabbed. Together with Yan Qingxiu, they captured everything.
By the river, Han Zhan, Yan Jiang, Song Fei, and Han Wangwang were all fishing. Jiang Zhen was dozing off on an emerald oak tree while Song Ci sat on a recliner under the tree, feeling drowsy.
Song Fei saw the fishing rod move. She put it away and realized that there was a small carp on it.
She threw the small carp into the bucket and splashed water on Song Ci’s face.
Song Ci immediately opened her eyes and slowly sat up. She stared at Song Fei’s figure and asked, “You did it on purpose, right?”
Song Fei said, “You have to get up and move around more. It’s not good for your health to keep lying down.”
Song Ci laid back down.
After a moment, Han Wangwang asked Song Ci, “Little Aunt, are you going to Italy the day after tomorrow?”
Song Ci acknowledged. “Mmm, what’s the matter?”
Han Wangwang stuck out her tongue and said awkwardly, “Gu Qinchuan and the rest will be held at the end of next month. I have been rather free these few days and intend to bring Jiang Zhen home tomorrow.”
Hearing this, Jiang Zhen, who was dozing off on the oak tree, instantly sat up. He took off his sunhat and asked Han Wangwang, “Are we going back tomorrow?”
Yan Jiang bit his cigarette and looked up. “Why is this? Wangwang is planning to bring her boyfriend home. Does he not know?”
Yan Jiang glanced at Jiang Zhen in disdain and teased him. “Look at you. You’re like an idiot.”
Ever since he discovered that Jiang Zhen was Song Fei’s disciple and that Song Fei doted on this disciple very much, Yan Jiang’s nose was no longer his nose nor his eyes when he spoke to Jiang Zhen.
Jiang Zhen ignored Yan Jiang. He stared at Han Wangwang and said, “You should have told me in advance. I would have prepared a present.”
Han Wangwang said, “What’s important now is to prepare a present? What’s important is how to get my parents to agree to us being together! If they don’t agree, even if you prepare 100 million yuan in cash, he will throw it out for you.”
Hearing this, Han Zhan said, “Your parents will still hesitate about 100 million yuan in cash.”
Jiang Zhen immediately looked at Han Zhan and asked skeptically, “Really?”
Han Zhan said, “No.”
Jiang Zhen was instantly discouraged.
Han Wangwang glared at Han Zhan. “Little Uncle, don’t mess things up!”
Han Zhan pouted and continued to stare at his fishing rod.
Amongst so many people, only Song Ci was reliable. Han Wangwang inserted the fishing rod, carried a small stool to Song Ci, and sat down beside her.
She hugged Song Ci’s arm and said coquettishly, “Little Aunt, why don’t you guys wait a few days before going to Italy? You can come back to Shunchen with us tomorrow.” Seeing that Song Ci was unmoved, Han Wangwang said pitifully, “With you guys around, my parents will definitely control their temper. At least they won’t beat me up.”
Song Ci was speechless.
Jiang Zhen also nodded. “Yes, yes, Mrs. Han.”
Song Ci was a soft-hearted person.
Unexpectedly, she was already preparing to matchmake at such a young age. Song Ci touched her stomach and said, “It’s not impossible to go back with you guys.”
Seeing that she still had something to say, Han Wangwang hurriedly asked, “What do you want to say, Little Aunt?”
Song Ci coughed lightly and said clearly, “Your little uncle and I are just going back to help you check on him, not to help you plead for mercy. Whether your parents are willing to agree to your matter depends on Jiang Zhen’s attitude towards you.”
Han Wangwang heaved a sigh of relief and said, “As long as Little Aunt and Little Uncle are willing to accompany us, I am relieved. I am just afraid that my father will hit Jiang Zhen when he is angry.”
Jiang Zhen listened to her and felt his legs go limp.
In the afternoon, the group caught more than 30 catties of fish. There were grass carp, spotted silver carp, some carp and Diao Ziyu. Returning to the bungalow, Han Zhan rolled up his sleeves and got Song Ci to find him a big basin.
Many years ago, Song Tingyun found someone to build a well in a corner of the villa. That well was still usable. The auntie next door would come to Song Ci’s house to draw water every day while washing clothes.
Han Wangwang cut a big watermelon and carried it from her neighbor.
Song Ci moved a chair over and placed it beside the well water. She took a toothpick and ate the watermelon strips elegantly, watching Han Zhan squat beside the big basin to kill fish.
Han Zhan was sweating profusely. Seeing Song Ci sitting by the side like a noble lady eating watermelon, he said, “Do me a favor and give me a bite too.”
Song Ci chose the sweetest watermelon and fed it to Han Zhan.
Han Zhan opened his mouth and swallowed the watermelon without chewing. He looked up, wiped his sweat with his arm, and said, “Miss, please reward me with a sweet melon.”
Only then did Song Ci get up to get a big watermelon.
“Come, Brother Han, open your bloody mouth.”
Han Zhan opened his mouth and finished the watermelon in six to seven bites.
Han Zhan killed all the fish, cut a few cuts on the fish’s back, applied salt, hung a cotton rope over the fish’s mouth, and hung more than 30 pounds of fish on the drying rope.
Song Ci stared at the beautifully slaughtered fish and suddenly said, “Brother Han, it’s said that one will decline after reaching the peak. You were the Taiping Emperor in your previous life and the richest man in Wangdong in this life. You might start to decline in your next life.”
Hearing this, Han Zhan turned and shot her an inexplicable look. “What are you trying to say?”
Song Ci dragged her bulging belly and stood under the setting sun with a smile. The breeze blew at her curly hair and sweetened her smile. Even her voice was tainted with the fragrance of summer fruits. She said, “I want to say that in my next life, I will be willing to sell fish and kill fish with you for the rest of my life.”
Han Zhan was slightly stunned.
It had been a while since he heard Song Ci’s flirtatious words. In his impression, when he first met Song Ci, she was full of flirtatious words and three of her five sentences were teasing him.
Hearing the words of love that he had not heard in a long time, Han Zhan couldn’t resist raising his hand and rubbing the top of Song Ci’s hair. “Alright, I will be the fish owner and you will be the lady boss.”
Yan Jiang and Jiang Zhen were making dinner.
Song Fei and Han Wangwang were sitting on the sofa in the living room playing games. Han Wangwang brought Song Fei along to play, but Song Fei was born to be a black sheep in games and always dragged Han Wangwang down. Han Wangwang was so anxious that she nearly cursed several times, but when she looked up and saw Song Fei’s cold face, she instantly suppressed her anger.
They had to make sour and spicy shredded potatoes at night. Jiang Zhen was in charge of preparing the dishes. He skinned the potatoes, pressed them on the chopping board, and cut them into two millimeters thick slices. Then, he changed the knife to cut the shredded potatoes.
Jiang Zhen’s knife skills were very beautiful. Every strand was almost identical in thickness and width. One couldn’t tell the difference with the naked eye.
Yan Jiang saw the slightly yellow potato shreds on the plate and said in an inexplicable tone, “This potato shreds are well-cut. It seems like you’ve used a lot of knives.”
Jiang Zhen understood the meaning of the word “knife”.
He replied humbly, “In terms of saber techniques, I am still the most experienced. I heard that Master’s saber techniques are very beautiful.”
Yan Jiang was a forensic doctor and often dissected people. His knife skills were indeed beautiful.
When Jiang Zhen heard this, he couldn’t vent his anger.
Jiang Zhen knew what Yan Jiang cared about. He was jealous just because he felt that Song Fei was too good to him.
Jiang Zhen told Yan Jiang, “When I was young, I was sold to the Yue State. My life was very tough. I poisoned my adoptive father to death before successfully escaping back to the country with my sister.”
Hearing this, Yan Jiang was slightly stunned. He instinctively asked, “Poisoned to death?”
Jiang Zhen poured the small bottle of condensed wine into the meat slices. As he rubbed them with his hands, he said, “Spore and wine. It’s not a joke to leave just like that.”
Yan Jiang glanced at him in surprise.
He lowered his head and flipped through the food in the frying pan as he asked Jiang Zhen, “Why are you telling me this?”
Jiang Zhen added, “When I met Master, I just escaped back to the country and was practicing underground boxing. Master saw that I was pitiful and softened her heart towards me.”
Yan Jiang said, “It’s good that you know.”
Jiang Zhen added before Yan Jiang could calm down. “At that time, Master actually mentioned you to me.”
“Oh?” Yan Jiang turned down the fire a little and pricked up his ears. He asked Jiang Zhen, “What did she tell you about me?” When Ah Fei met Jiang Zhen, she was 14 years old. How did Ah Fei tell Jiang Zhen about me then?
Yan Jiang was very curious.
Jiang Zhen said, “At that time, I asked Master why she wanted to acknowledge me as her disciple. Master said that I was very much like a friend by her side. She said that that friend lost his parents and his grandmother was hanged. He was alone and helpless and was bullied by others. He was especially pitiful. When she saw that friend, she wanted to dote on him, so she also wanted to treat me better.”
Jiang Zhen thought for a moment and added. “Master is a good person and likes to dote on people.” He glanced at Yan Jiang and said, “It’s all thanks to your blessing that Master is good to me.” His flattery was very good. Yan Jiang heard it and felt very happy.
After that, the two of them were at peace. Yan Jiang didn’t target Jiang Zhen anymore. During the meal, Yan Jiang kept putting food into Song Fei’s bowl. Song Fei accepted it all and even ate it.
On the way back, the moon was bright and the stars were sparse. There were few cars on the road and it was very quiet.
In the car, there was a drowsy tune. Song Fei leaned against the back of the car and asked Yan Jiang, “What’s the matter with you tonight? Why are you always putting food into my bowl?”
Yan Jiang thought of Jiang Zhen’s words and felt that his Song Fei was really an angel on earth. She was only 13 or 14 years old and already knew how to dote on him. Yan Jiang didn’t say anything. He drove with one hand and held Song Fei with the other. He said, “I just feel that you are especially good.”
Song Fei pulled her hand out heartlessly and said, “Since you think I’m good, please drive with both hands and ensure your safety. Let the especially good me live for a few more years.”
Yan Jiang chuckled and hurriedly placed his hands on the steering wheel, not daring to be distracted.
They were leaving for Shunchen City tomorrow. After returning home, Song Ci took a shower and started packing her luggage. She was going to Italy for half a month and had quite a lot of things.
Han Zhan couldn’t stand it anymore when he saw that Song Ci was also bringing so many things. He hugged Song Ci and didn’t allow her to be busy anymore. “Alright, alright. What’s there to pack? Just bring two sets. When we get there, will Big Brother and Sister-in-law still be missing your clothes?”
Song Ci thought about it and agreed.
After going to Italy, they naturally had to buy another one.
“I won’t pack then.”
Song Ci packed up some skincare products and undergarments, packed them into her luggage, and laid down with Han Zhan. Han Zhan asked her, “Have they announced the date of your music competition?”
Song Ci nodded and said, “It’s rather troublesome. The competition will start in two months. The few days before the finals are coincidentally my due date.” She touched her stomach and said jokingly, “Don’t tell me that on the day I enter the finals, he just happens to be coming out to see the world.”
Han Zhan was amused by Song Ci’s thoughts. “Perhaps seeing that Mother won the championship, the little guy can’t wait to see the champion?”
Song Ci got goosebumps from this possibility. She said, “I hope this child can stay in my stomach for a few more days. I’ve been preparing for so long. I can’t let anything go wrong.”
The next morning, when Song Ci and Han Zhan arrived at Wangdong Airport, Han Wangwang and Jiang Zhen had already been waiting at the airport for a long time.
Jiang Zhen was unusually dressed in a very low-profile manner today. He didn’t wear a suit, tie, or high-end brands. He only wore a simple gray shirt and a pair of blue jeans. He looked like a youthful university student and especially liked by his mothers.
On the plane to Shunchen City, Jiang Zhen was very nervous. He was so nervous that his legs were trembling. In the beginning, Song Ci thought that the plane was unstable and didn’t notice it. When the plane was high in the sky and everyone was sitting steadily, Jiang Zhen’s legs were still trembling.
As the range was small, no one noticed.
Song Ci handed him a cup of calming tea. “Have some tea. I see that you didn’t rest well last night.” Jiang Zhen hadn’t slept at all last night and his eyes were filled with an unconcealable bluish-gray color.
Jiang Zhen drank a cup of hot tea and his uneasy heart gradually calmed down.
After a moment, Jiang Zhen fell asleep.
When he woke up again, the plane was about to land. Jiang Zhen leaned against the window and looked down at the airport. Thinking that he would see his future parents-in-law soon, Jiang Zhen’s legs started to tremble again.
This time, Han Zhan saw it and revealed a rare helpless expression. He patted Jiang Zhen’s shoulder and comforted him. “Don’t be afraid. Although my brother looks serious and not easy to approach, he won’t do anything illegal.”
It was fine if he didn’t comfort him, but this comforted made Jiang Zhen even more nervous.
Han Zhan and the rest left the airport in a transport car. They went straight to the parking lot and found the car that Han Yueyun had sent to fetch them. Han Yueyun had sent two cars, one for Song Ci, one for Han Zhan, and one for Han Wangwang and Jiang Zhen.
In the past, Jiang Zhen always despised cars for being slow. In the city, it was like a turtle’s speed, and no matter what, they couldn’t reach their destination. But today, this car was like a rocket. It felt like in just a few blinks of the eye, they had arrived at the Han Family.
Jiang Zhen seemed to have heard someone say, “We’re here!”
Jiang Zhen followed Han Wangwang out of the car and stood in front of an old institution building. Through an iron fence, he met the eyes of the three people standing at the entrance of the building.
Han Wangwang’s grandfather, Han Dongliang, was standing at the front of the building. His thin and tall figure was hidden under a white old man’s shirt. His hands were behind his waist. One look and one could tell that he was a serious old cadre who was a little pedantic and hot.
Han Wangwang’s parents stood on both sides of Han Dongliang. One of the two of them was wearing a suit and the other was wearing a white dress. Their clothes were not luxurious, but they were also expensive.
The three of them and six eyes all looked past Han Zhan, his wife, and Han Wangwang. They stared straight at Jiang Zhen and sized him up silently.
His hair was short and didn’t have those fancy hairstyles. Mmm, pass.
The clothes were simple, clean, and didn’t deliberately shake in front of them. Mmm, pass.
He looked very attractive!
It was a sin to be good-looking.
Han Yueyun thought coldly: This kid must have used this face to seduce my daughter.
“Big brother, sister-in-law, uncle.” Han Zhan pulled his uncle Han Dongliang’s hand and realized that there was someone missing. He hurriedly asked, “Where’s Aunt?”
Han Dongliang snorted into the house. “She said she went out to buy groceries and hasn’t returned.”
Han Zhan nodded and turned to reveal Jiang Zhen behind him. “Uncle, this is Jiang Zhen. Wangwang is currently dating.” Han Wangwang secretly gave a thumbs-up to her little uncle.
Han Zhan saw it and pretended not to see it.
Jiang Zhen hurriedly put down the heavy supplements in his hand and bent over at a 90-degree angle. Like a primary school student greeting the school principal, he shouted respectfully and passionately, “Hello, Grandpa. I am Jiang Zhen, Jiang of Jianghe, Zhen of Zhen pin.”
With that, Jiang Zhen didn’t dare to look up.
Han Dongliang stared at Jiang Zhen’s 90-degree bent figure and sized him up without batting an eyelid. Jiang Zhen knew that the old man was looking at him and didn’t dare to get up when he didn’t get a reply from him. He just obediently curled himself up.
After about 10 minutes, Han Dongliang said softly, “Why do you keep bending down? Can a young man’s back be bent easily?”
Hearing this, Jiang Zhen instantly straightened up like a spring.
“Let’s go in. It’s hot if we all stand outside.” With that, Han Dongliang turned and entered the house.