The office door was slammed open.
Gu Qing Pei cried exasperatedly, "Yuan Yang, don't you know how to knock before you enter?!"
Yuan Yang glanced inside and found Gu Qing Pei on a call. The receiver was stuck to his ear while he shot daggers at Yuan Yang. Yuan Yang watched him respond for two seconds and he knew who had called.
Sure enough, Gu Qing Pei apologised, "Yuan-Director, I think your son has to something to say to me. I'll call you later, right? Well? Oh, well." Gu Qing Pei smiled as he handed over the receiver to Yuan Yang. "Your Father wants to talk to you."
Yuan Yang looked at him with anger and grabbed the telephone rudely, "Hello?"
"You don't knock before you enter the President's office? You, ungrateful bastard......Who do you think you are, ah?" Yuan Lijiang roared rang over the phone.
[E/N: Pfffffsssttt :D]
Yuan Yang soon calmed down and replied in a perfunctory, "Got it." He listened some more as his father berated him. "I know I know," Yuan Yang replied before he impatiently put the phone down. "I knew it."
"What did you want to talk about?" Gu Qing Pei picked up a stack of documents and continued read it without giving him another look.
Yuan Yang's hand pressed directly down on the file, forcing Gu Qing Pei to look up at him.
Yuan Yang sneered, "Do you feel good? Why do you even pay me if you are going to deduct it all under some name or the other? Do you think I'm a joke?"
Gu Qing Pei looked at him lazily before he replied, "Yuan Yang, are you broke? Do you require monetary help?"
Yuan Yang hummed once, "Careful how you talk to me Gu, I won't be polite with you later."
Gu Qing Pei laughed, "In fact, you don't really require money, right? You don't pay rent, you eat in the company's cafeteria and you don't eat dinner. You use the company's car for transport. So, don't you cry at being penniless. What is wrong with young people these days?"
Yuan Yang picked his eyebrows, "I'm almost starving every day, unable to pay for myself and you've now brainwashed my father to introduce me to girls? How am I supposed to pay for those dates?"
"Oh, so that's the issue!!!" Gu Qing Pei blinked, "I forgot about that. I strongly support you on this matter, I'll pay for your dates." [E/N: Gu, you're too much :D]
"And what about who I like?" Yuan Yang's bore holes into Gu's face.
Gu Qing Pei laughed, "Someone out there might actually want to go out with you and your hooliganism."
Yuan Yang mocked at him, "If I can't marry a girl, I will marry you."
Gu Qing Pei didn't look at him, "I'm disappointed in your behaviour but you ought to learn how not to shift the blame on others. This month you need to follow the rules diligently or next month you will be drowning in wage deductions."
Yuan Yang snapped shut Gu Qing Pei's laptop lid in anger.
Gu Qing Pei glared at him, "Get the fuck out. You're always hanging out at my office."
Yuan Yang smiled evilly and said, "Don't assume it's because I like to see you." With that he turned and walked away.
Gu Qing Pei laughed behind him and said, "Dinner is at seven. I'm meeting up with an important guest. Please don't make me lose face by wearing ruffian clothing. Dress smart before you come over."
Yuan Yang looked down and snapped open two buttons on his suit. He hated wearing pompous, high-end clothes because it felt restrictive.
Dinner was at about seven o'clock in the evening. Gu Qing Pei had invited the leadership of the XX Provincial Court which came with the investigation of a lawsuit. In the name of their company, a piece of land was sealed up by the XX Provincial Intermediate Court due to debt dispute. If they won the case, they would only have to pay 30 million to get the right to use the land.
This land in a place like Beijing, which was usually beyond crowded, has the value of at least 500 million or more. If this case was successfully settled, the largest sum of their company's debt could be settled, and only if that was resolved, can they meet the minimum conditions for re-listing the company.
Gu Qing Pei and Yuan Yang arrived twenty minutes ahead of time.
The two people sat at a table, avoiding each other's company in such close quarters. Just like un-mixable gases, they sat looking away from each other and didn't utter a single word to each other.
Gu Qing Pei spent more than ten minutes on the phone, constantly replying to messages, one with a serious and direct tone, another with a warm and polite tone. Yuan Yang began to suspect if the man was bipolar.
Around seven o'clock, XX Court People came in and the party of three that walked in are middle-ages, fat men. Even though Gu Qing Pei called them brothers respectfully, he looked like a young man in that company of men. This year, he was over thirty and for a man who has more than ten years of work experience, to maintain such a hot body and temperament was indeed very rare.
Yuan Yang thought it would have been easier to avoid Gu Qing Pei if the man was fat and had a beer belly. He'd be absolutely disgusted then and things wouldn't have turned out this way. He could now only blame coincidence that Gu Qing Pei had a sexy, skinny body and Yuan Yang's growing need to fuck him to death.
One of them said, "Hey, Yuan-Director isn't here yet?"
Gu Qing Pei laughed, "He is on the way."
Yuan Yang looked surprised at Gu Qing Pei, he didn't know his father was coming here.
Gu Qing Pei looked at him and remembered to introduce him to the guests, "Oh, may I introduce to you the eldest son of Yuan-Director, Yuan Yang .....Yuan Yang, this is Director Zhao." Gu Qing Pei bowed with salutations indicating Yuan Yang to come say hello.
Yuan Yang reluctantly came over and shook hands with Mr. Zhao.
"Oh, so this is the eldest son of Yuan-Director, glad to meet you." Mr. Zhao's face was full of smiles. Although the company was a de-listed one, Yuan-Director's position in the capital was what everyone aspires to climb to. Even if they may not be able to reach, one can have this opportunity to sow the seeds for future career options.
Such people saw Yuan Yang as the future of the company so he should be dealt with appropriately.
Gu Qing Pei patted Yuan Yang's shoulders and Mr. Zhao laughed. Gu said, "This child now my driver, Yuan-Director has entrusted him to me. I hope I can cultivate him so that he can build up a wealthy life experience through his hardship. We should start training then from the bottom up, yes?"
Director Zhao laughed, "To be sure, Yuan-Director and General Manager Gu are very far-sighted ah."
Gu Qing Pei's words were effortless and each word from his mouth raised his standard in Zhao and his entourage's eyes. Yuan thought Gu Qing Pei has more class and scruples when compared to them.
Yuan Yang naturally cannot read what was going on so he sat there with a frown. Gu Qing Pei was mentioning his position in the company to them on purpose. Why should he embarrass Yuan Yan this way? He satisfied himself thinking of Gu's red, naked body and continued to fume with anger.
What did Gu Qing Pei regard him as?
Until Yuan-Director appeared, Yuan Yang's face was black.
Yuan Director greeted the guests and apologised for arriving late, blaming the traffic. He then noticed his kid sitting there with a black face, ignoring everyone rudely, he started losing his temper.
He shouted, "Yuan Yang, you are the youngest person here! Quickly start serving wine to the guests."
Gu Qing Pei urged Yuan Yang with a look that said, "Hurry up."
Yuan Yang squinted at Gu Qing Pei and slowly stood up.
At the same time the waiter rushed to pour the wine, defusing the awkward situation in time, but Yuan-Director was still not satisfied with Yuan Yang's performance.
Gu Qing Pei was entertaining the guests, a constant smile on his face as he laughed and ate, talking to them about litigation.
The wine served was of first class quality but Gu knew he naturally cannot let Yuan Lijiang drink. Also, Yuan Yang was the designated driver for the evening and that meant he also would not drink. Hence, Gu Qing Pei took it upon himself to give company to the guests throughout the evening. He had a good capacity to put away alcohol and he showcased his drinking skills as he kept the conversation going with a clear head even after consuming half a bottle of white wine.
Yuan Yang noticed the blush riding on Gu's cheeks as the man spoke animatedly, his communication skills not suffering a bit because of the alcohol content in his body.
Yuan Director felt very satisfied as he saw Gu Qing Pei in action, he knew he had made the right decision in recruiting him.
The dinner party continued for nearly three hours and at the end the XX court people were pretty much high on alcohol. Gu Qing Pei fared no better as his eyes dropped and his walk stumbled. He tried to stand up straight but gave up the effort when his feet couldn't support him.
Yuan Lijiang dropped the three men back at the hotel and ordered Yuan Yang to take Gu home before he left with the men.
Before he left, Yuan Lijiang stopped his son, "You come home once a week. Your performance today was unsatisfactory. It seems that I am not enough for your education."
Gu Qing Pei laughed and commented, "Yuan-Director, don't worry, take it easy."
"Gu Zong, you've drank a lot of wine. Yuan Yang, quickly take him back. We will talk another day."
"OK, you walk ....slowly....walk slowly," Yuan Yang grabbed Gu Qing Pei before the man stumbled.
Yuan Lijiang opened the door and Gu Qing Pei climbed into the front seat, and closed his eyes without another word.
He looked slightly drunk, chin slightly raised, the elegant lines of his neck and jaw in full display as his head was titled back. His white skin was flushed red and Yuan Yang really wanted to take a bit out of his neck.
As long as Yuan Yang was alive, he could not help but look at Gu Qing Pei. Gu looked the same as he did that day and whether he was drunk or sober, his handsome face deserved a few glances and then some.
This man was too angry at him when he was awake, so when he was not awake, Yuan Yang wanted to ravish him till he cannot walk.
Yuan Yang clenched the steering wheel tightly, the heat in his body taking over his senses.