Returning to this old mansion where he had lived for several years as a child, Ye Chen felt both familiar and strange in his heart.
Although the mansion was still the same as it was back then, with no major changes, when Ye Chen had lived here, the mansion had always been bustling with activity and people.
Back then, Ye Chen’s father, Ye Changsha, had been in the Ye Family with a great deal of splendour.
Although Ye Zhongquan had not yet formally passed on the position of Family Head to him, at that time, he was already the actual helmsman of the entire Ye Family.
Under his leadership, the Ye Family had risen high, and the entire Ye Family was united like never before because of his drive.
At that time, whether it was Ye Changkong or Ye Changmin, they were all willing to be a sidekick by Ye Changyi’s side, because they knew that by following Ye Changyi as a supporting actor, they would reap far more benefits than if they were to play the lead role themselves.
Therefore, everyone was happy to relax and just follow Ye Changying around and wait for him to allocate resources.
However, since Ye Changli died, the Ye family lost the key to unite the entire Ye family into a rope, and everyone began to have their own thoughts, Ye Changkong hoped to inherit the position of the head of the family as soon as possible, while Ye Changmin and a few others hoped to split the family as soon as possible, and to lock up their own share of the benefits as soon as possible.
After that, the Ye family never had that united and thriving scene back then.
In recent years, with the completion of the Ye Family Manor, the Ye Family had basically moved out of the old mansion, leaving only a few underlings to take care of the maintenance here, so it also looked a bit forlorn at the moment.
The few people came to the dining room, and the dining table was already filled with sumptuous food and wine.
Ye Zhongquan invited Ye Chen and Lin Wan’er to take their seats, and Tang Sihai on the side took the initiative to open a bottle of white wine, and poured a pot for each of the grandparents and grandchildren, and then stood respectfully behind Ye Zhongquan.
Ye Chen looked at him and spoke, “Butler Tang sit down and eat some at a time.”
Tang Sihai busily said, “Thank you young master, you and master haven’t seen each other for many days, so it’s a good time to take this opportunity to have a few more drinks and have a good chat, so my subordinate won’t intrude! Besides, subordinate is a subordinate, going up to the table to eat with you and master that would be a bad rule.”
Ye Chen waved his hand, “Butler Tang doesn’t need to be so formal, I remember when I was a child, my father he also invited you to drink with him from time to time, my life was saved by you, the past twenty years also thanks to your secret care, I’ve always wanted to find an opportunity to toast you, today you mustn’t be too outgoing.”
Tang Sihai said with fear and trepidation, “Young master you mustn’t say that, twenty years ago the reason why my subordinate was able to bring you to escape from life, and hid you in the Jinling orphanage to grow up, it was all the arrangement of your father, long tasseled young master, my subordinate was only carrying out the task arranged by long tasseled young master …… ”
Said, his red eyes sighed: “To this day, subordinate only dare to say that I have the good fortune not to disgrace the mission, that’s all …… ”
Ye Chen’s heart stirred as he opened his mouth and asked him, “Butler Tang, you said that back then, when you took me away and kept me settled in the orphanage, it was all my father’s arrangement?”
“Right!” Tang Sihai said offhandedly, “Including the entire team of the orphanage, all of them were handpicked and cultivated by your father, and the dean of them, Old Zhang, was also one of your father’s right-hand men back then.”
Ye Chen couldn’t help but sigh, “It seems that father back then had anticipated the day when Broken Qing would come to his doorstep ……”
Saying that, Ye Chen pointed to the empty seat beside him and said to Tang Sihai, “Butler Tang, sit down and eat something together, I’ll have a drink with you.”
Tang Sihai still wanted to excuse himself, Ye Zhongquan on the side opened his mouth, “Sihai, there are no outsiders here, you don’t need to be so formal, Chen’er is your secret guardian growing up, you can afford to have him honour you with this cup.”
Tang Sihai saw that both the old and the young had allowed themselves to be seated, so he stopped excusing himself and respectfully sat beside Ye Chen.
Ye Chen smelled a faint smell of incense, so he looked at Tang Sihai and casually asked, “Butler Tang went to the temple today?”