MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
(They Stopped Someone From Entering The National Banquet)
Lin Che looked at the man. By this time, her bodyguard had already settled matters outside. He stood behind Lin Che after coming in. The man looked at Lin Che and was left with no choice but to beg for mercy. “I’m really sorry. I admit that I’m in the wrong, alright? I really shouldn’t have run away. But I really don’t know where exactly he is either.”
Lin Che said, “But you must know some way to contact him or to make him approach you of his own accord. Whatever the case, you better make him come here right now. Otherwise, the fact that you ran away earlier will really piss me off.”
The man looked at her with a troubled expression. After a long while, he finally sighed and said, “Alright, alright. I’ll definitely think of a way. It will probably be impossible to find him. But I think I can contact him in the game.”
Lin Che finally sighed in relief upon hearing this.
It was great that they could get into contact with him. It was worth a try.
Back home, Mo Huiling was listening to the situation outside. The television was on, but there was no news of anyone going missing.
She thought that the situation outside would have gotten chaotic by now, but it seemed that everyone was behaving as if nothing had happened. No one brought up the incident at all.
She could not help but feel slightly anxious.
After waiting at length, she finally received a call from her father.
She hastily picked up.
“Father, what’s going on? Why is there no news of the incident at all?”
Her father replied, “Don’t be anxious. We already instructed someone to do it earlier. But the problem now is that Eric went to the Glazed Tile Palace. No one is daring enough to affect his visit to go there and disturb him. So right now, he still doesn’t know about his daughter’s disappearance.”
“He still doesn’t know? Then, what should we do?”
“Right now we’re thinking of ways to reveal the matter to Eric. Just wait.”
“Father, are you going to send someone to the Glazed Tile Palace to tell Eric? Do you have an acquaintance in the Glazed Tile Palace?”
That was the Glazed Tile Palace, not some casual place.
Mo Huiling’s father said, “Don’t worry. I have my ways. I bribed someone in there. He’s not a prominent figure, but he can still get things done.”
Mo Huiling relaxed a little when she heard this.
While Lin Che was still outside looking for Lu Yunshi, Yu Minmin suddenly called her.
Yu Minmin said, “Gu Jingze gave me a call and told me to go back right now to attend the dinner banquet.”
Lin Che asked in a perplexed tone, “Why?”
Yu Minmin replied, “Eric will attend the dinner banquet tonight. He told me to be vigilant and make sure that no one tells Eric about this first, lest they exaggerate the situation and cause an even greater uproar.”
Alright then, Lin Che thought. Gu Jingze always took everything into consideration.
Yu Minmin returned to the Glazed Tile Palace to attend the banquet. She first went to her room so that the maids could dress and groom her appropriately. Then, Feng Shaoqing called her and asked over the phone, “I’m already at the entrance to the banquet. Will you be coming tonight?”
Yu Minmin said, “Yes, I will be there. But I haven’t made my way there yet.”
Feng Shaoqing smiled and said, “Alright. Then, I’ll see you later.”
After tidying up the place, Yu Minmin walked out. Seeing Linda, she asked, “Where is Mr. President?”
Linda said, “Ma’am, Mr. President is with Mr. Eric right now. The two of them are having a conversation.”
Yu Minmin asked, “There’s no one else there, right?”
“No. Only Mr. President and his guards are there.”
Yu Minmin thought that was fine.
Linda asked, “Is Ma’am going to go over?”
“Oh, there’s no need. I’ll just stay outside and watch.”
She thought that she would just stand outside and watch over them. If she saw anyone suspicious, she could even stop them immediately.
Thus, Yu Minmin went in.
The national banquet was different from an ordinary commercial banquet.
There were small round tables outside like the ones in cafes. People who were acquainted with one another sat around tables and chatted away while eating. There were also several prominent figures having a conversation inside. Reporters followed them around everywhere, recording the details of the national banquet. However, the new articles could only be released after going through Linda’s selection. The articles which were detrimental to the image of C Nation and the President would be deleted.
After Yu Minmin went out, she saw that the situation outside was just as the maids at home had described. Everyone was chatting amongst themselves.
They were talking about nothing other than some problems with the political system and some major national affairs. She did not understand and did not listen to them either.
Initially, she thought that she could leave after taking a look. However, she heard someone suddenly call her from inside.
Yu Minmin turned around to see Feng Shaoqing sitting on one of the seats. He had stood up to call Yu Minmin.
Yu Minmin let out a sound of affirmation and could only walk towards him to greet him.
“So you’re here.”
The people sitting with him were high-ranking officials who looked quite familiar to her.
With a smile on his face, Feng Shaoqing was just about to speak when the officials suddenly stood up altogether and abruptly bowed to Yu Minmin.
Yu Minmin paused before smiling and nodding, recalling the rules of etiquette that she had previously learned. Although she felt a little uncomfortable putting them into practice now, she could still remember them.
Smiling and dressed in a long grey gown, she looked appropriate to the occasion and very graceful. As he looked at her, Feng Shaoqing wondered whether it was the atmosphere here that gave her the demeanor of an influential person.
Yu Minmin smiled and said, “Hello everyone. It has been tough on you. Don’t stand on ceremony. We’re merely having a banquet at home today. All of you can be at ease.”
Everyone smiled and sat down. Feng Shaoqing was staring at Yu Minmin and only reacted after a long time. He blinked and said, “Minmin, you look very beautiful today.”
Yu Minmin smiled and nodded. “Thank you for the compliment.”
Someone at the side of the table could not help but ask, “Why? Do the two of you already know each other?”
Yu Minmin smiled and said, “Yes, we were classmates.”
At this, everyone looked at Feng Shaoqing. They seemed to see him in a slightly different light and signs that they regarded him more highly were evident from their eyes.
“So you’re one of Ma’am’s people. Nice to meet you, nice to meet you.”
Several of the high-ranking officials came to shake Feng Shaoqing’s hand.
Earlier, Feng Shaoqing had been intentionally currying favor with them. But at this moment, they were unexpectedly taking the initiative and enthusiastically approaching him all of a sudden. It made him feel slightly uncomfortable instead. Furthermore, he suddenly began to feel very proud of Yu Minmin. He felt that he had actually become more confident because of Yu Minmin.
Yu Minmin smiled and said, “I still have something on. Shaoqing, take a seat first and have fun. Eric will be inside all day today, so it may not be easy for you to meet him. They might come out later. You should wait.”
Feng Shaoqing said hastily, “It’s alright. Don’t be worried on my behalf. It’s fate if I manage to meet him. If I don’t, I can only blame my bad luck.”
Yu Minmin nodded and proceeded to go in.
She stood at the entrance for a long time but did not see anyone suspicious.
When she sat down and stretched her neck in an attempt to relax, she saw someone walking in holding a tray.
She stopped him.
“What are you doing?”
The man turned around. When he saw Yu Minmin walking towards him, he was shocked and his face clearly dropped slightly.
Yu Minmin looked at him scrutinizingly. She looked him up and down for some time before saying, “I asked you a question.”
“Oh… oh, Mr. President asked for hot tea.”
Yu Minmin narrowed her eyes. “Oh, give it to me. I’ll give it to him.”
“Ah… this, this.”
“Why? Why can’t you hand it over to me?”
“No, no. How can I let Ma’am do these things?”
“It’s fine. It’s only right for a wife to serve her husband tea. Give it to me.”
Left with no choice, he could only pass Yu Minmin the tray.
Yu Minmin glanced at him before turning around immediately and walking towards Gu Jingming.
The man could only walk out gloomily. He called someone to give an update on the situation.
“I really can’t go in. It was so difficult for me to get a chance to go in to serve tea but in the end, Madam President took it from me… with Madam President personally doing it, what can I do… no, I don’t dare to…”
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