Chapter 418 - Showing Off In Front Of The Elders
On the second-floor lounge of Dynasty hotel, Luo Xiuxiu pulled Su Wan over with a smile and suggested enthusiastically to Su Wan.
“Wan, since your grandparents are staying, why don’t you and Xuecheng come and stay at the old house too? It’s not convenient for the old people to move around. Besides, your rooms have already been cleaned. Come back and stay for a while!”
Hearing Luo Xiuxiu’s words, Su Wan felt a little conflicted.
It was not the first time that Luo Xiuxiu mentioned this matter. She also understood Luo Xiuxiu’s feelings, but the point was that it was useless to convince her. The one who needed to be convinced was Xuecheng!
Regarding the matter of going to the Jiang family’s old house to stay, Su Wan did not have any objections. However, Xuecheng was probably traumatized by his childhood. He did not want to stay there no matter what.
Even if she suggested going back to the Jiang family’s old mansion for the weekend, Jiang Xuecheng would pull a long face.
Luo Xiuxiu and the others didn’t dare to directly suggest it to Jiang Xuecheng, so they could only come and persuade Su Wan.
Being a sandwiched cookie, it was hard for Su Wan to act if she was sandwiched in the middle!
She gave Luo Xiuxiu an embarrassed smile, then pushed the man beside her with her hand and tossed the ball to Jiang Xuecheng.
“Xuecheng, I have no objections. What about you?”
Seeing how Su Wan handled the matter so smoothly, Luo Xiuxiu glanced at her with some resentment.
Was it necessary to ask such a question?
Her eldest grandson was not obedient at all. It was just as likely for red rain to fall as it was for him to agree!
As expected, Jiang Xuecheng’s long and narrow eyes swept over coldly. His voice was calm but distant.
“There have been a lot of things going on in the company recently. Let’s talk about staying at the old house later.”
Upon hearing the expected answer, Luo Xiuxiu sighed helplessly. However, she was still unwilling to give up. She wanted to continue urging Su Wan.
It was useless to talk to Jiang Xuecheng about such a matter because he would not agree anyway. It was more reliable to capture Su Wan first.
Luo Xiuxiu had foreseen that her eldest grandson would change from being the arrogant and cold flower into a henpecked husband.
Of course, Luo Xiuxiu was happy to see such a change. Compared to leaving Jiang Xuecheng alone, the situation was much better now.
Moreover, Su Wan was also a very likeable girl.
Just as Luo Xiuxiu was going to continue her persuasion, the door of the lounge suddenly opened.
Everyone was startled and looked out of the door. They saw Jiang Zhiyuan standing outside and Sheng An’ning standing beside him.
Su Wan looked at the tall figure at the door and couldn’t help but feel a little faint.
Su Wan had only met Jiang Zhiyuan a few times. She could count the number of times with one finger!
Jiang Zhiyuan turned seventy today. At his age, the old man’s body was still very strong.
His old eyes were not cloudy, but they were instead shining with a sharp and threatening light. His entire aura was comanding, and he exuded an imposing aura.
Because it was the birthday banquet today, Grandfather Jiang had specially worn a navy blue Chinese traditional clothing. Because he did not have a hunchback at all, his figure was slender and straight. If one looked at him from the back and ignored his white hair, one might think that he was a young man!
Su Wan looked at Jiang Zhiyuan’s cold and steady face a few times, and then she glanced at Jiang Xuecheng beside her.
She couldn’t help but think that maybe one day, when Jiang Xuecheng got old, he would probably look like the old man of the Jiang family?
Then what would she look like? Would she look like her grandmother?
It wouldn’t be bad at all…
After spending a long time with loved ones, even aging was no longer scary.
Jiang Zhiyuan glanced at the people in the lounge. He quickly walked in and fixed his eyes on Jiang Xuecheng.
He patted Jiang Xuecheng on the shoulder, a hint of concern in his eyes.
“I heard that you got sick a few days ago. Are you feeling better?”
Jiang Xuecheng nodded lightly. “I’m much better now. There are no more problems.”
Hearing the conversation between the grandfather and grandson, Su Wan could not help but secretly look at the senior master of the Jiang family.
During those days when Jiang Xuecheng suffered from that strange illness, Jiang Zhiyuan had gone on a business trip. He had never come back to visit or contact him. No matter how she put it, it was a little strange.
Perhaps Jiang Zhiyuan was really too busy, but she didn’t know what he was so busy with…
Seeing that the concern for Jiang Xuecheng didn’t seem fake in the eyes of the senior master of the Jiang family, Su Wan’s doubts from a few days ago were finally dispelled.
She smiled at Jiang Zhiyuan and nodded respectfully.
“Grandfather, I wish you a happy 70th birthday, may you be blessed with good fortune and longevity!”
Hearing that, Jiang Zhiyuan turned his gaze toward Su Wan. He looked at Su Wan and Jiang Xuecheng, and could vaguely see the appearance of him and Luo Xiuxiu when they were young.
Time waits for no man. He felt as though the hot-blooded days of youth were just yesterday. But in the blink of an eye, both he and Luo Xiuxiu were already so old…
In an instant, a myriad of feelings surged into his heart.
In his life, he had experienced great storms. However, looking back now, he still felt that there were many regrets left behind.
Jiang Zhiyuan nodded slightly at Su Wan and said with a sigh.
“The setting sun is infinitely good. It’s just that it’s nearing dusk. Grandfather is getting old, and the world will belong to you young people in the future.”
Time was the real sharp blade. No one could feign strength in front of it.
The birthday banquet had not started yet, but Jiang Zhiyuan, the birthday star, said such words. No matter how one looked at it, it was a bit inauspicious.
Su Wan glanced at Jiang Xuecheng awkwardly and quickly said.
“Grandfather, you must be joking. The ancient people said, “Rosy clouds still fill the sky when the sun sets low”. You have a lot of time ahead of you.”
Jiang Zhiyuan was amused by Su Wan’s words. His previously sullen mood was swept away.
He looked at Xie Changfeng with a smile and nodded approvingly.
“Wan is indeed the daughter of your Xie family. As a child from a family of scholar, she sure knows her way with words.”
Jiang Zhiyuan smiled, and so did everyone else.
Sheng An’ning was the only one who tried hard to maintain her composure. She clenched her fingers tightly, and the resentment and jealousy in her heart grew deeper and deeper.
Wasn’t it just a few lines of poetry?!
What was there to praise?
Su Wan was really capable in showing off in front of a group of elders!
After she played ‘Happy Birthday To You’, she wanted to see how Su Wan would deal with it!
After a round of laughter, the Jiang family members calmed down and went downstairs together.
The birthday banquet officially began.
At this moment, gentle music was playing in the lobby of Dynasty hotel.
The crystal chandelier was emitting a gorgeous light. All kinds of exquisite desserts were placed on the dining tables made of solid wood.
After Jiang Zhiyuan finished his speech, applause boomed. All of a sudden, celebrities from the political, business, and military sectors came up to congratulate him.
A military singer volunteered to sing a song. Senior Master Jiang praised it personally, saying that it was the most unique gift.
Just then, Sheng An’ning walked up with a smile and snatched the microphone from the host’s hand.
“Today, I also want to present a unique gift of music to grandfather, but I won’t be singing”
Hearing this, everyone below the stage was stunned.