Chapter 20: Favorable Circumstances (1)
There was an auction tonight, and Chen Xiu was already prepared to attend. This time, Chen Xiu did not come with the identity of a renowned celebrity; instead, he came as the heir of Chen Group.
Although Master Chen did not reveal who was the successor of the Chen family, in the eyes of outsiders, this was a widely known fact.
This was a non-profit auction as the money acquired will be donated to charity. Chen Xiu was attending in hopes of earning a good reputation. More importantly, he heard that Huarui’s president will also come.
If he could take this opportunity to please President Chen, then someday in the future, he could be regarded as his big backing.
Chen Xiu arrived in the auction house and sat down with his manager beside him. He glanced at the VIP seat area.
That private room was securely closed, and nothing could be seen from outside. However, Chen Xiu knew that Huarui’ General Head was sitting in the VIP seats.
Everyone knew that Huarui’s Head would take the most expensive item at the highest price every time he came. If President Chen fancied anything, no matter how valuable it was, he would definitely buy it.
But if nothing could get into his eyes that day, he would never take action and be choosy. In every auction in the past, Huarui’s head had never been exposed. If Chen Shu fancied something, he would let others bid for it and leave without communicating with others. This was a big mystery for most people.
In the VIP seats, Chen Shu and Wang Chuan were sitting inside. There was a small window in the VIP room, which enabled them to see and observe the auction, but the people outside could not see inside.
Chen Shu was wearing a white shirt today, and his eyes were as dark as ink. He tilted his face, half of which was under the light.
His solemn temperament, which showed itself when the light shone over his eyebrows and then to his chin, was a stunning spectacle.
With the appearance of Chen Shu, Wang Chuan felt that it was a pity that he did not enter the entertainment circle. However, Chen Shu had no interest in showbiz. In addition, he had no idea how attractive his face was as he liked to keep a low profile.
Huarui had many famous celebrities under their company. They had no idea that Huarui’s popular chairman was such a handsome man.
In the eyes of Wang Chuan, Chen Xiu was the spoiled son of a wealthy family. When others say a few kind words, he would become too proud and wouldn’t ponder on the consequences of his actions.
But outsiders thought that Chen Xiu was the one who had the real ability. Wang Chuan felt pity for Chen Shu.
When the bidding started, there was nothing new in the first few rounds, and nothing could enter into Chen Xiu’s eyes. He wanted to give a gift to Huirui’s head, and naturally, he wanted to send the best.
Moreover, good things could reflect his good vision which would also show his sincerity in making friends with him.
After a long time, the finale of the auction came: it was an antique vase. The color was elegant, and the texture excellent. At first glance, this vase was worth the high price tag.
Chen Xiu’s eyes lit up. If he was able to win this, he would gift it to Huarui’s head. President Chen would definitely be moved by him, and his matters in the future will perhaps become easy.
The auctioneer announced: “The last auction item is an antique vase. The starting price is 3 million, and the price increase must not be less than 1 million!”
When the bidding started, the atmosphere immediately became lively. Chen Xiu was the first to raise the sign, and the auctioneer shouted, “Young Master Chen raises the price once!”
Many people had taken a fancy to this vase, so everyone increased their offer. Chen Xiu laughed ridiculously. If that person wanted to fight with him, that person must have the confidence to do so.
Chen Xiu looked at the VIP seat, and he raised the sign again. He would definitely win this vase.
In the VIP seat, Wang Chuan looked at Chen Shu, “Nothing fancy? “
The auction was almost over, but Chen Shu had no intention to bid. He had been sitting there, glancing from time to time, but he did not participate in the auction from beginning to end.
Chen Shu held the teacup, took a sip, and spoke slowly, “No hurry.”
Wang Chuan reminded Chen Shu, “The finale item at the auction is a vase, and it’s worth a lot.”
He remembered that Chen Shu had also taken a vase at the last auction.
Chen Shu couldn’t help but remember the time when Ye Sui broke the vase. She promised to buy him 8 or 10 vases to compensate after she got her earnings.
Chen Shu’s eyes flashed a very slight smile. Compared with this expensive antique vase, he seemed more interested in what Ye Sui would send him.
Chen Shu was thinking about things and did not pay attention to the fact that he was still holding the hot tea. The hand tilted carelessly, and the tea poured and splashed on his side.
The tea was boiling hot, yet Chen Shu did not even frown. Wang Chuan handed him a paper towel, “What are you thinking about? Are you interested in that antique vase?”
Chen Shu took the paper towel, bowed his head, and rubbed his hands slowly. His hands were pale, and he could see the veins clearly. Chen Shu spoke in a low tone, “Not interested. When you have too many things, you get tired of them.”
The meaning of this sentence was that he did not intend to participate in today’s auction. Wang Chuan expressed his understanding. Also, Chen Shu had not seen anything. It seemed that this vase could not enter the eyes of his boss.
Wang Chuan teased. “Even if you don’t like it for yourself, you can buy it for someone you like.”
He wanted to see Chen Shu’s attitude towards Ye Sui. Intuition told him that Chen Shu’s treatment of Ye Sui was somewhat different from others.
Chen Shu did not speak.
Wang Chuan knew that Chen Shu did not like to mention his personal affairs; therefore, he did not repeat it. This time, he saw a familiar figure, “Oh, how come Chen Xiu is here?”
To be continue