Spending the Villain’s Money to Extend My Life - Chapter 542
Title: Spending the Villain's Money to Extend My Life
Translator: Fringe Alpaca
Chapter 542 – The current boss of Jiahe is Gu Shishi……!! (2)
Huo Xiao Bao even struggled a little when he was transferred over to Old Mrs. Chen.
The old lady was finally able to distract him and made him completely forgot about his dad by shoving a piece of warm jade pendant into his hand and putting the chain around his neck.
Huo Sishen rubbed his little head before he reached his hand out to hold Gu Shishi’s hand and gave it a gentle squeeze.
“We will leave when you are tired.”
They didn’t care about anyone else. It would be just the three of them at home.
Gu Shishi’s lips cracked open and she squeezed him back. She finally laced her fingers with his after rubbing his palm a few times.
“Mmm, we will take off when we are hungry.”
[Zhang Sheng: Talented girl (thumbs up)]
Zhang Sheng couldn't help but gave a round of praises for Gu Shishi in his friend's circle after he returned that very day.
Being subtle, he did not include a picture of Gu Shishi but only her work from the exhibition, which was the “birthday” gift that he had received for Double-11.
It was an advertorial and not really a work with deep meaning but he was still elated beyond himself.
The exhibition would go on for a month and he would not be able to appreciate it at home.
He posted the message to his friend's circle excitedly that night and looked at it back and forth on his cellphone, interlaced with long and short sighs in between. He was also busy with responding to messages from his buddies.
Many of his friends at capital city asked “who was the talented girl”, etc. Zhang Sheng gained a few more wrinkles between his brows after that evening.
If his little sister wasn’t being an idiot, he could very well gloat that “This is my niece, a grandmaster in painting, whose work cannot be bought even if you have the money for it”…… but now, he couldn’t.
Zhang Sheng sighed many times.
After a whole night, he finally had a message that made him feel better.
[Gu Jiangxin: You went to the exhibition too?]
Zhang Sheng rolled his sleeves up and rubbed his fists.
[Zhang Sheng: Oh, you went too? Is your face hurting?]
[Gu Jiangxin: …… the pot is calling the kettle black.]
[Zhang Sheng: Hrm. Choosing sesame over the water melon. Someone was blind!]
[Gu Jiangxin: It is never too late to recognize one’s wrongdoings.]
“That shameless old thing!” shouted Zhang Sheng from his bed in anger.
“What is it now? Put your phone away. It’s time to go to bed,” said Chen Yunping.
“No way! Where’s your phone? Look for some current internet slang right now. The infuriating kind!”
As such, Zhang Sheng and Gu Jiangxin shouted at each other for two hours in their friend's circle.
They exchanged almost 100 messages, which was in and of itself was quite a scene.
Their not getting along had never been a secret.
Many, however, did not know that the subtlety that went back and forth this time over a picture stemmed from Gu Shishi, not Mother Gu.
Those who knew about the backstory, however, saw it clearly.
For example, Gu Wushuang who did not attended the exhibition on that day.
She was taken aback when she saw the signature on the painting as soon as Zhang Sheng had posted it to his friend's circle.
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Ink Painting Guru.
Everything had come together. How Zhang Sheng had the painting; why he helped Huajian expand their products into retail stores in the capital city; why he attended the exhibition…… and why Gu Shishi helped Huajian create their promotional video, and why Ink Painting Guru mocked Gu Jiangxin with her painting…… everything that she hadn’t really thought about in the past crept up on her and all of them had been answered.
Gu Shishi was Ink Painting Guru!
Gu Wushuang almost spit out blood.
All of Huajian’s promotional painting and packaging were of the same style. They were all her work!
Gu Wushuang quickly ran over to her study and pulled out the sales contract of Jiahe’s shares. She finally let out a sigh and collapsed onto the floor after she saw that the owner of Huajian was Liu Zhichao, a name that she did not recognize.
Luckily, Huajian was not owned by Gu Shishi.
It was probably just a coincidence that she painted for Huajian.
Otherwise, her letting Jiahe to be acquired by Huajian for very low cost would be an equivalent to losing to Gu Shishi entirely and helping her count her money.
She sold them at a historical low price because she was in a hurry to sell and that Jiahe’s reputation was very poor at the time.
“Luckily, it was just me overthinking this.”
But, quickly, reality had dealt her a hard blow.
The very next morning, she flipped over to the long chain of messages in Zhang Sheng’s friend's circle again……
[Zhang Sheng: I used to hate Jiahe to its guts and would never let them into my house. Now I buy them for both my wife and my daughter. @certain someone. They are doing a much better job than you.]
Gu Wushuang’s heart shuddered.
She continued to scroll down. Her eyes caught sight of a message that stabbed her right in her heart.
[Gu Jiangxin: @ Zhang Sheng. They have my blood and proven more superior than me. The disciple had exceeded the master. It still has nothing to do with you.]
[Zhang Sheng: @ Gu Jiangxin. I have never seen anyone as shameless as you!]
Gu Wushuang only read two lines before she let out a loud scream. “OH!”
She was not an idiot. She understood the obvious meaning in them!
Gu Shishi was the current boss of Jiahe…..!!
Her eyes shut and she began to fall. Her beautiful face struck against a beautiful three-armed candle holder, causing three long and bloody lesions!