Ye Chen asked curiously, “Has Mr. Lai ever met my mother?”
“I have.” Mr. Lai nodded slightly and said seriously, “Young Master Ye, I have actually been friends with your maternal great-grandfather for many years, and I was invited by your grandfather to drink your mother’s full moon wine when we met when your grandfather was still in infancy.”
Ye Chen’s maternal great-grandfather, his grandfather’s father, was the founder of the An family.
However, Ye Chen had not met this maternal great-grandfather, who had not even been born when he died.
Hearing Old Mr. Lai tell this hidden story, Ye Chen was surprised and asked, “Old Mr. Lai, you and my maternal great-grandfather were friends?”
“Right.” Lai Qing Hua smiled lightly and explained, “Your maternal great-grandfather was about my age, and I met him in 1938 when we went to America on the same ship.
“So that’s how it was!” Ye Chen said, stood up and bowed to Lai Qing Hua.
Lai Qinghua hurriedly got up and said, somewhat flattered, “Young Master Ye, you are the order of the Dragon Grid, how can you bow to me …… It should be my humble self who should bow to you!”
Ye Chen said seriously, “You and my maternal great-grandfather are close friends, so naturally you are also my elder, it is only right for me, as a junior, to bow to you!”
Lai Qing Hua said very seriously, “Young Master Ye, I believe in the destiny of the heavenly dao, in terms of destiny, you are the king and I am the subject, even if I am over a hundred years old, I am still a subject when I see you.”
Seeing his firm attitude, Ye Chen stopped arguing with him and said, “Old Mr. Lai, then let’s save this etiquette and just consider it as a forgotten friendship, what do you think?”
Lai Qing Hua was slightly stunned, then he nodded with a smile and said, “Fine, fine, since Young Master Ye has said so, I will do as I am told.”
The two then resumed their seats.
Remembering something, Ye Chen asked Lai Qinghua, “Old Mr. Lai, you helped me promote the Spring Return Pill in North America, I wonder if my grandfather has ever inquired with you?”
“Your grandfather ……” When he said this, he could not help but laugh, “He did not believe in fate, and when he was young, he used to talk about ‘my fate is up to me’, and he did not care about fortunes, and he even used to have a lot of prejudice against me, thinking that I was a charlatan. I believe that even if he was interested in the Spring Return Pill, he would not have come to me to ask about it.”
After saying that, he asked Ye Chen curiously, “Young Master Ye, you must have all the registration lists in your hand, I wonder if there could be anyone from the An family to sign up for the tournament?”
“No.” Ye Chen shook his head and said, “There is no one surnamed An in all the registration information.”
Lai Qinghua nodded and smiled as he spoke, “Your grandfather has a very arrogant personality, odds are he won’t come along to this kind of event, unless he is allowed to know the efficacy of the Spring Return Pill first, then he won’t come personally.”
After saying this, Lai Qing Hua looked at Ye Chen and exclaimed, “But then again, Young Master Ye, your rule that the successful bidder must take the Spring Return Pill on the spot is truly remarkable, not only does it allow all the participants of the auction to witness the miraculous effects of the Spring Return Pill, but it also makes all the big shots who want the Spring Return Pill have to show up in person! I believe that by the time the next Spring Return Pill auction is held, many of the hidden capital giants will come out of their own accord!”
At these words, Lai Qinghua looked at Ye Chen and said seriously, “Maybe next year’s auction, your grandfather will appear in the registration list!”