The old leader looked at the setting sun and couldn’t help but stand rooted to the ground. It took him a while to recover from his daze. He sighed and said, "I’ve lived here for decades and am used to seeing most things. But somehow, the scenery today is more beautiful than ever!"
It was unknown if it was because his mentality had changed or if the scenery had really changed.
Lu Ming followed his gaze and saw that the sky was dyed red under the dazzling sun’s rays, like a volcano that was about to erupt. It was indeed beautiful! The light scattered on the three people in the courtyard, making them look quiet and mysterious. It formed a harmonious scene.
"You really chose this place well. No matter what the scenery is, you can see it immediately. As expected of the place you’ve been looking for for so many years. If I can find a similar place, it’s probably a blessing from my previous life, right? It’s the best place in the entire capital."
It was sparsely populated and commuting was convenient. Furthermore, very few people knew about this place.
It was unknown how the old leader found this place. Back then, when Tang Mingkun learned about his good friend’s series of requests, he even wondered if the other party was still asleep. He did not expect that he would really find it after a few years. This courtyard happened to meet most of the old leader’s requirements, as if it was tailor-made.
There was no one else with such luck.
However, the old leader smiled and said, "It’s nothing compared to Little Lu. If you can’t find a good place in the future, he might even be able to build one for you with his company’s standards! The smart era… I’m looking forward to it! I’m starting to be interested in the satellite city. When I’m free later, Old Tang, take me there to have a look."
Hearing this, Tang Mingkun raised his chin proudly and said, "If it weren’t for the fact that it’s a little late now, I would have brought you over now. I guarantee that you’d be shocked! You can see the future that belongs to China there. Just the thought of an all-intelligent environment is enough to make people look forward to it."
"Now that you mention it, my curiosity is completely piqued. I’ll look for you in a few days when I’m done with what I have on hand. Don’t disappoint me."
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The old leader glanced at his watch and said, "It’s getting late. You should go back and rest early. I’ll get the captain of my garrison to send you off. I’ve been sitting here for too long and feel uncomfortable everywhere. It’s not convenient for me to walk too far, so please forgive me."
"It’s fine. Is there a need to be so distant between us? How can our years of friendship be severed over such a small matter? After all, it’s not easy for you. You’re so much older than me, and you still have to deal with all kinds of things every day. Although most of it is dealt with by others, you should still take care of yourself. I don’t want you to leave before me."
Tang Mingkun expressed his understanding and said, "It’s not a bad idea to take the time to train your subordinates. You can even hand over all the documents to your trusted subordinates. There’s no need to do everything yourself. You’re already an old man. You should treat yourself better. Isn’t it good to retire peacefully? I think you just can’t stay idle!"
"Hahahaha, why are you nagging more and more as you get older? You say a lot of such things every time. I know, I’ll definitely live a few more years! I still want to see this country enter a new era, just like what you said! No matter what, that’s what we old fellows have been looking forward to for a long time."
The old leader’s words were all about the country. From Lu Ming’s perspective, this person had probably contributed his life to China. He was indeed admirable!
"Little Fang, send the guests off!"
As soon as he finished speaking, a man in a dark blue uniform who was about the same age as Lu Ming walked out from the shadows. Although his facial features were very ordinary, the smile on his face made people feel close to him. He bowed slightly and said, "Mr. Tang, Mr. Lu, please follow me."
The courtyard was quiet again, leaving only the sound of the willow trees rustling in the breeze.
After walking a distance, Fang Tiancheng straightened his back and curled his lips. However, this time, there was a hint of hypocrisy in his smile. He said, "I’ve been with the old leader for 11 years, but this is the first time I’ve seen him so happy. Thank you, Mr. Lu, for being willing to accompany him to relieve his boredom. Of course, Old Master Tang also added fuel to the fire."
He was clearly thanking them, but Lu Ming could hear the sarcasm in his words. Is he praising or chiding us? Lu Ming instinctively felt uncomfortable. Moreover… he has been with the old leader for 11 years?! This police captain doesn’t look that old, right? Could it be that he looks young because he has a baby face?
He glanced at his godfather from the corner of his eye. The other party’s eyes were half-closed as if he hadn’t heard anything.
Soon Fang Tiancheng’s previous gentle expression returned as he said, "Mr. Lu, you’re really young and promising. I heard that Lu Ming Corporation has entered the Forbes rankings. I believe you earn a lot of money every year, right? In fact, I used to think about starting my own business, but after getting used to interacting with the old leader, I naturally dispelled this idea."
As for whether this thought had really been dispelled, only he knew.
However, in the next second, he revealed his true intentions. "Mr. Lu must know more about this than an outsider like me. Do you have any tricks to success? Can you tell me? Maybe when I lose my job in the future, I’ll be in the same line of work as Mr. Lu!"
Lu Ming did not say a word.
Putting together what he had just said, could it be that this person was trying to take me down a notch just now? But why did he do this? Does he want me to curry favor with him? Yes, if ordinary people heard Fang Tiancheng’s words, they would definitely try their best to rope him in. In 11 years, as long as he was focused, he could have become the trusted subordinate of the old leader.
Unfortunately for him, Lu Ming didn’t need to curry favor with him.
Fang Tiancheng was not angry. At most, he felt that Lu Ming had high IQ and low EQ. He said, "If you encounter any difficulties in the future, feel free to tell me. I don’t mind helping you on account of my old leader. I can also take the opportunity to make friends with you. My greatest hobby is to befriend all kinds of people."
Although his tone was very humble, it could not hide his high and mighty nature.
This made Lu Ming feel that the air would be dirty if he stayed any longer.
Hence, he kept brushing him off. Isn’t it just acting? Who doesn’t know how to do it?
"Oh? Is that so?"
Unexpectedly, Fang Tiancheng heard his unintentional words. He hurriedly said, "Of course. Those famous families in the capital are all on good terms with me. Many people want to get close to me, but they haven’t had the chance! Mr. Lu is lucky to be able to see the old leader this time!"