After being stunned for a while, Mr. Dongfang only reacted to Su Qiubai23Su QiubaiProtagonist, a taxi driver with a powerful and mysterious navigation system. Sometimes written as the old driver in this novel. about giving the calligraphy works to him. This made him speechless.
Mr. Dongfang was notoriously proud among the entire cultural relics. He had never accepted things from other people. But he actually had a hint of hesitation this time. Finally he looked at his old friends around him, eyes filled with hope, he shook his head and refused.
“You’ve always said that these things are unique, how could someone like me keep these works? It wouldn’t reflect its value, but it’s different for you. You don’t have to worry about it. Maybe next time I would need someone to certify antiques identity again, I would surely look for you then…”
Su Qiubai’s words were exquisite and thorough which made Xia Rongrong30Xia RongrongPresident/CEO of the Xia Group, one of the few wealthy and powerful company/family at Qinghe City happy.
She was really clear that Su Qiubai didn’t care about cultural relics or antiques. Previously, he had given her so many wild ginseng although they were just acquaintances at that time.
Therefore, hearing that he wanted to give these pieces to Mr. Dongfang, Xia Rongrong knew that it was definitely out of sincerity. He wasn’t plotting anything.
Although Xia Rongrong didn’t know much about Su Qiubai, she knew enough about him.
Since Su Qiubai entered the conference room, he saw how these old gentlemen loved the works so much, and just listening to a few of their conversations, made him feel a strong sense of pride. Therefore, these works could only reflect their value if they were handed over to them. Otherwise, he might just throw the works away someday.
Besides, these works were all fake pieces that had been specially forged in order to present as a gift to Gu Chengya29Gu ChengyaAlso written as Cheng Ya or Miss Gu. The mistress of the Gu family; Grandpa Gu's favourite granddaughter.. Seeing the old gentlemen liked the works so much, and that they were also willing to help Xia Group, Su Qiubai was willing to give the works away. The works really meant nothing to him!
It may be that Su Qiubai’s words really made Mr. Dongfang aware of his sincerity, so he finally hesitated, and spoke in front of everyone.
“Since Mr. Su is willing to make such a decision today, with the witness of all my friends here, I accept this gift on behalf of China Cultural Relics Research Association. In addition, I propose Mr. Su to become the director of the China Cultural Relics Research Association. Let’s have a meeting! If there’s no problem, I’ll go to Bei Du to settle the documentations.”
Su Qiubai was dumbfounded, how did he become a member of the council?
However, seeing the look on the gentlemen before him, he could feel that perhaps being the director of the China Cultural Relics Research Association wasn’t as simple as he thought.
He planned to refuse, but someone in the room spoke first.
“I agree. This kind of thing is too precious. Yet, he could simply give it. Little brother, you’re good!”
“I second the proposal.”
Afterwards, many people expressed their agreement, so in the ordinary conference room, Su Qiubai became the director of the China Cultural Relics Research Association, although he had said that he didn’t know what was that.
Standing at the side, Xia Rongrong and Gu Chengya were all surprised by Mr. Dongfang’s proposal.
The status of China Cultural Relics Research Association in the country was basically the leader among the cultural relics circle.
The director was a very important position! Not everyone who wanted to be one, could be one!
No money in the world could you use to buy this position!
But then again, these calligraphy works were priceless. They were from the Qin and Han Dynasties, more specifically works from Ying Zheng9Ying ZhengQin Shihuang10Qin ShihuangYing Zheng or Emperor Yingzheng or Emperor Yingzheng and Liu Che20Liu CheEmperor Wu of Han Dynasty22Emperor Wu of Han DynastyEmperor Liuche, Liu Che, Emperor Liuche21Emperor LiucheEmperor Wu of Han Dynasty, Liu Che!
This made their value even more treasurable!
Perhaps… This was the only real thing in the world that had been preserved that proved the presence of the two emperors. This value could not be measured by money.
Therefore, no one objected Mr. Dongfang’s proposal.
Just like that, the problem of finding someone to certify the identification of antiques was settled well. Xia Rongrong relaxed. She smiled as she watched Su Qiubai walking towards her.
“Mr. Su, what on earth do you do? How are you so powerful?”
Looking at the old gentlemen who had already resumed their study on the calligraphy and artworks, Luo Qing who was standing next to Xia Rongrong, couldn’t help but ask.
“I’m a driver!”
He said with a smile. As soon as he turned around, he spotted Gu Chengya walking towards his direction.
Xia Rongrong also noticed her and praised her beauty.
“Big Brother Su, are these people your friends?”
This question surprised Su Qiubai. He had thought about introducing them, but Gu Chengya took the lead.
There was a smile on her face, her voice was full of vitality, and there was even a trace… closeness in her voice!
Su Qiubai glanced at her.
Standing next to him, Xia Rongrong was still curious about the girl, but because of this sentence, her eyes squinted.
No one could be more sensitive of another woman’s feelings than women.
Although this was the first time Xia Rongrong met Gu Chengya, she had already felt the girl’s hostility towards herself, and her unusual attempt at Su Qiubai.
Even Luo Qing was aware of it. From the scene she had seen in her boss’ office last night, she was very clear that the relationship between her boss and Su Qiubai wasn’t just ordinary friends. Therefore, hearing Gu Chengya’s sentence that was seemingly friendly, but in actual fact, she obviously had some hidden meaning to it, Luo Qing asked.
“Who are you?”
“My name is Gu Chengya. I’m from Gu family of Donghai City. May I know who are you…”
While saying this, Gu Chengya extended her hand to Xia Rongrong. A smile still plastered on her face.
Xia Rongrong smiled lightly as she softly said her name.
Even if Su Qiubai was as dumb as a wood, he could feel that the mood wasn’t right, especially when he thought of Gu Chengya inviting him for a dance during her birthday party.
Darn it… What’s happening?
So Su Qiubai interrupted the two ladies and casually said a few words, before leaving the conference room with Xia Rongrong.
“She was the patient I told you about last time. The one that I cured.”
He didn’t know why he felt so anxious when Xia Rongrong still hadn’t spoken after leaving the room, so he explained.
Xia Rongrong took a glance at him and continued walking forward.
“What I said is true.”
With a bitter face, Su Qiubai felt as if he was about to cry but the tears wouldn’t come out.
Then, Xia Rongrong smiled.
“I believe you.”
These words made Su Qiubai feel awkward, but warmth at the same time.
Subsequently, no one mentioned about this matter anymore. Su Qiubai watched Xia Rongrong leave the museum. They had already discussed that they would send a car to pick up these old experts in the afternoon. Then, as soon as possible, they would help with the identification of antiques. After all, the trade fair was about to start soon.
In the conference room, Gu Chengya smiled after watching Su Qiubai and Xia Rongrong leave. Thinking about the scene just now, she suddenly felt that she had acted funny. She asked herself, the faint bitterness I’m feeling now, is it because of love?
For Gu Chengya, everything that was happening now, especially things related to Su Qiubai, was very new and interesting. In the past, she had tried almost everything, but she had never tried love.
Now that her illness was cured, she really wanted to try it out. How does love feel? She silently thought about this. She realized that Su Qiubai seemed to be the only man who made her feel so incited. Perhaps that was the reason she had followed Mr. Dongfang here to the Qinghe City.
After Su Qiubai returned to the conference room, she already felt that her mood was back to normal. She even had asked if Su Qiubai liked Xia Rongrong, which made Su Qiubai really confused!
On the other side, at Donghai City, inside a room of heavily guarded yard, Gu Tian received a call from the people above.
After hanging up, he frowned and thought deeply for a moment.
After a few minutes, an ordinary person stepped inside and closed the door.
“What’s happening?” Gu Tian asked the man seriously.
“The investigation is done thoroughly. And the CCTV at the entrance is very clear. The Audi was driven by Mr. Su…”