In fact, deep inside, Ye Chen had been looking forward to meeting his grandfather at the auction for the Spring Return Pill.
However, he did not know why he had such a thought.
It was because he hadn’t actually thought about identifying with his grandfather’s family.
And talking about Ye Chen’s grandfather, Lai Qinghua seemed to suddenly get excited and said with a smile, “I’m not going to hide it from you Young Master Ye, I’m really looking forward to your grandfather coming to the Spring Return Dan auction.”
Ye Chen asked curiously, “What makes Old Mr. Lai say that?”
Lai Qing Hua said with a smile, “Your grandfather has been in America for too long and has westernised very badly, believing only in the so-called science in everything and seeing all traditions as dross.”
Ye Chen nodded and said, “That’s understandable, I’ve heard my mother talk about it, Grandpa was definitely considered a top academic back then too, a Stanford graduate of high calibre.”
Lai Qing Hua nodded and smiled, “That’s right, he was brought up with a purely Western education, he had a rebellious personality from a young age, he would analyse everything with a dialectical perspective, denying everything beforehand and then slowly seeking proof, so it was as if he was living his life against the whole world, although he was not a fan of traditional Chinese culture, but one had to admit that he was indeed a very remarkable of a businessman.”
Speaking here, Lai Qing Hua said playfully, “But well …… the older a person gets, the less hostility and indignation there will be in his bones, and once he shakes hands with the world, his previous vision of the world will change, just as many physicists spend their lives trying desperately to prove that the world there is no God, no Creator, but only the immutable laws of physics.”
“However, when they are old and have seen everything, they instead firmly believe that behind everything in the world, there must be a creator, only that he may not appear in the form of a man or a god, this is because they have seen the various profound physical laws as well as the laws of the universe too thoroughly, and the more thoroughly they see them, the more they also feel that the laws between everything in the universe are so ingenious that it could not have been just a coincidence.”
Lai Qinghua said, looked at Ye Chen and said seriously, “If I remember correctly, your grandfather is also over eighty years old this year, I believe he has also started to understand the world again, and perhaps he will also be as fascinated by the Spring Return Pill as the other two hundred people.”
Ye Chen smiled faintly and said, “If he asks you about the Spring Return Pill one day, please do not tell him about me.”
Lai Qing Hua was busy saying, “That’s natural!”
After saying that, he could not help but ask, “Young Master Ye, have you ever thought of meeting your grandfather?”
Ye Chen shook his head, “For the time being, I don’t have that intention.”
Saying that, Ye Chen added, “Actually, I have very little interactions with Grandpa’s family, and as far as I remember, Grandpa and my mother’s relationship has always been somewhat strained, so Grandpa rarely has any good looks as far as I can remember, plus I don’t have much of an emotional base with them after not seeing them for so many years.”
Lai Qing Hua nodded with understanding and sighed, “Given your grandfather’s character, your mother’s bent on marrying your father back then must have made him very angry, but he should be in his eighties this year, so I guess he should have a new sense of many things, so perhaps his greatest wish now is to see you for a while. ”
Ye Chen smiled to himself and said, “They probably thought I was dead a long time ago.”
“No way.” Lai Qinghua said seriously, “People in your grandfather’s position have extremely high requirements for the authenticity of information, even when compared to the police, it is more than ever, think about it, if there is not enough evidence to prove that a person is really dead, the police will only define him as missing, I am sure your grandfather is the same.”
Ye Chen nodded expressionlessly and said, “Then let them continue to think that I am missing.”
Lai Qinghua hesitated for a moment before he looked at Ye Chen and said seriously, “Young Master Ye, there is something I don’t know if I should say.”
Ye Chen said, “Old Mr. Lai, you don’t have to be so polite, there is no harm in saying anything.”