Tomorrow at Mei Family’s Banquet, Lin Yuan intends to give Mei Yuxian a gift.
Mei Family’s Banquet was originally only Mei Yuxian’s birthday, but because of the strong influence of Mei Family, and Mei Yuxian’s ability, it has slowly evolved into an exchange party or gathering of people from the major, rich and influential families to discuss business affairs.
But it’s Mei Yuxian’s birthday after all, so it’s necessary to give gifts.
Of course, gifts are usually given by the elders in the family, and younger generations like Lin Yuan just eat and drink.
However, Lin Yuan planned to give her a gift which is related to his plan to win her trust and confidence.
The gift that Lin Yuan intends to give Mei Yuxian is a Wang Mian’s painting, 《The Ink Plum Blossom》. (T/N: click for the painting)
As mentioned in the original novel, Mei Yuxian has a preference for plum blossoms and had always wanted this 《The Ink Plum Blossom》 for a long time.
This Wang Mian’s 《The Ink Plum Blossom》 was originally in the hands of the Yan family, but when she decided to buy it, the Yan family had sold It already.
And they didn’t reveal to whom they sold this 《The Ink Plum Blossom》.
So, Lin Yuan planned to ask Yan Ruyue about it.
Lin Yuan sent a message to Yan Ruyue and asked, “Did your family sell 《The Ink Plum Blossom》? Do you remember who you sold it to?”
Seeing Lin Yuan’s message, Yan Ruyue’s heartbeat went fast suddenly.
‘Why would Lin Yuan suddenly ask her about 《The Ink Plum Blossom》?’
Yan Ruyue remembered her father when she was a child, he often pointed to the 《The Ink Plum Blossom》 to show her, so although she is not interested in painting, she still has a deep memory of 《The Ink Plum Blossom》.
Later, something happened to the Yan family, and in order to make up for the economic losses, they sold 《The Ink Plum Blossom》, She felt a little regretful.
Could it be that the reason why Lin Yuan asked her about it is that he wanted to buy 《The Ink Plum Blossom》 and give it to her?
She just gave Lin Yuan a pair of personally knitted gloves and he was moved, so maybe he wanted to give her a gift as well?
‘Correct! That must be it!’
When she thought of this, Yan Ruyue felt joyful in her heart, as if she had eaten several bunches of tanghulu. It was too sweet. (T/N: Tanghulu, also known as bingtanghulu, is a traditional Chinese snack made out of fruits skewered in bamboo sticks that are coated in a crispy shell of sugar.)
She hurriedly replied: “I don’t remember who the 《The Ink Plum Blossom》 was sold to. But wait, I will ask my mother right away!”
After replying, Yan Ruyue hurried to ask Song Xuan.
“Mom? To whom did we sell the 《The Ink Plum Blossom》 to?”
Song Xuan glanced at Yan Ruyue suspiciously, but still replied: “I remember, at the auction, it seemed to be bought by an old man… um…”
“Ah! I remember now! It’s the old man from the Cui family, Cui Yunrong.”
Song Xuan patted her head and remembered, and then asked Yan Ruyue strangely: “Why are you asking so suddenly?”
Yan Ruyue’s face was a little red: “No… Nothing, I just suddenly missed the painting.”
After speaking, Yan Ruyue replied to Lin Yuan.
Seeing Yan Ruyue’s reply, Lin Yuan repeated the name of the man in his mind: ‘Cui Yunrong… Cui Yunrong…’
’That old man from the Cui family. He is not an ordinary person. Tomorrow night will be the banquet. Where can I find him…?’
With the clap of his hands, Lin Yuan suddenly remembered. Cui Yunrong was mentioned in the original novel, and the Cui family is a big family in Yanjing.
Perhaps it was to pave the way for Ye Feng. Ye Feng met Cui Yunrong in Jiangbei. He would go to that place tomorrow to find Cui Yunrong.
Lin Yuan replied to Yan Ruyue: “Thank you for the news, 《The Ink Plum Blossom》 is in Cui Yunrong’s hands. I know now.”
Yan Ruyue: “Well, alright. Are you planning to buy it back?”
Lin Yuan: “Well, how do you know?”
Although Lin Yuan already had an idea about his question, he does not know why Yan Ruyue would ask such a question as if she knew Lin Yuan’s intentions.
Without Lin Yuan knowing, Yan Ruyue had already assumed that Lin Yuan was planning on buying back the painting and give it to her as a gift.
While Yan Ruyue’s heart was happy, she said: “Huh! What a fool. You acted so obviously. Can’t I infer from your actions and understand your intentions?”
She has heard that when people are moved, or when they are in love, their IQ becomes low and then will become stupid.
Presumably, Lin Yuan was so moved because of the gloves she has personally made for him, so he became stupid.
Even In this circumstance, she can already tell that Lin Yuan wanted to buy back the painting and give it to her as a gift.
But Yan Ruyue thought she shouldn’t reveal anything as of this time.
She will wait patiently and silently for this gift and act like she was surprised. Lin Yuan would be very happy.
Thinking of such, Yan Ruyue’s face couldn’t hide her smile.
However, Yan Ruyue still hinted with some concern: “Although the painting is very nice and I used to like it, but it was sold at an expensive price during the auction. It was sold for 50 million. It is probably at this price. You should not buy it. It’s too expensive.”
Yan Ruyue was afraid that Lin Yuan was too moved and in order to give her a gift, he would waste money to buy the painting.
Lin Yuan nodded and replied: “Well. I probably know a little about the painting and it should not cost so much. In addition, it is for a very important person who deserved it even if it is expensive.”
‘Ah…It is a very important gift. It does not matter how expensive it is.’
‘How important is it? You can send me other things!’
The corners of Yan Ruyue’s mouth was frantically raised, and the smile on her lips was endless.
She didn’t know why, but she was so happy with the thought that Lin Yuan will be giving her a gift.
‘Are my gloves really so good, are they so important?’
‘Was he moved so much because of the pair of gloves I gave him, that it’s so important to give me something in return?’
‘A painting worth 50 million!’
Moreover, he secretly praised her as someone important, saying that he would buy it even if it is expensive, which is shameful!
Yan Ruyue covered her blushing pretty face.
Fortunately, it was not said in person, otherwise, she would have been embarrassed to death.
“Well, then I wish you success in buying the painting.” Yan Ruyue replied a message to Lin Yuan with joy.
Although he did not know why Yan Ruyue cared so much about buying the painting back and why there were such words of encouragement, Lin Yuan still replied: “Ok. Thank you.”
After putting her phone down, Yan Ruyue hugged the stuffed bear beside her.
She had used this stuffed bear as Lin Yuan’s substitute several times before.
The face of the stuffed bear is a little crooked.
Today, Yan Ruyue is holding the stuffed bear tightly.
Those big long legs were tied together.
From time to time, she touched the bear’s head.
Although it is just a bear in front of her, but after closing her eyes, it is that handsome face that appears in her mind.
‘I am so ashamed to be given such a valuable gift in return!’
On the other side, Lin Yuan is thinking about getting the details he had gotten about 《The Ink Plum Blossom》
He doesn’t know yet that Yan Ruyue’s mind imagined a lot of things about him buying the 《The Ink Plum Blossom》
Although they are all wrong…