Chapter 422: Pomp (Part One)

On the side, Ye Xiu was becoming a little unhappy listening to this. “Grandpa, am I really your biological grandson or not?”

What he meant to say was, What do you mean I don’t have to go, but Big Brother Cheng has to? 

Grandpa Ye gave him the white eye. “You should ask your dad about this heavy topic. The reason that you don’t have to go is that you are not qualified.”

Ye Xiu looked at Minister Ye in disappointment. “Dad?”

Minister Ye’s words also dealt a blow to Ye Xiu. He just dry-coughed and said, “The people going are all people with tons to brag about. You don’t really have anything you can brag about, so you indeed aren’t qualified.”

Ye Xiu: “…”

Xu Cheng couldn’t go against Grandpa Ye’s orders so he had no choice but to follow him into the car with a red-flag at the front. 

Watching the red-flag car driving off, Ye Xiu asked his dad in confusion, “I’m not qualified, but the key is, is Big Brother Cheng qualified? I remember, Dad, Grandpa didn’t even compliment you or brag to others about you when you became the minister, right?”

Minister Ye sighed. “In your grandpa’s eyes, soldiers that can fight the Wei Nation are good soldiers. My minister position was partly given by your grandpa, so there was indeed no reason for him to compliment me. But, Little Cheng has the assets to go and brag with those old guys.”

Ye Xiu: “But how come I don’t know what he can brag about?”

“If you knew what he can brag about, then you wouldn’t be standing but actually kneeling before him to talk to him.” After Minister Ye said that, he quickly poured himself a small cup of that alcohol and downed it, savoring the aftertaste.

“What?!” Ye Xiu didn’t know whether his dad was joking or not.

In the car, Xu Cheng sighed, “Old Man, I don’t know what you have planned but I’m really a bit tired now and I want to rest.”

“I don’t know what you are talking about.” Grandpa Ye pretended to be confused. Then, after some thought, he decided to stop going in circles. He looked at Xu Cheng and sighed, “Child, it’s not good to be too smart.”

Xu Cheng bitterly smiled. “Yeah, that’s why I’m not in politics.”

Grandpa Ye nodded and said, “Tsk tsk, you are a smart child. In fact, we have many ways to prove our worth during the time we are alive, and there’s no need to stand at the top. If you stand at a spot too high, you will catch a lot of attention, and it will also hurt a lot when you fall. This time, what you did was very right. You have at least reached the realm Zhang Chenfeng wanted you to realize.”

The car drove to a restaurant opened by the stewards of Yanjing, and you couldn’t get the degree of authenticity in the cooking here anywhere else, and many of the chefs that stayed here to cook could have their lineages traced all the way back to royal chefs that served the imperial families before.

The interior was definitely on the low-key side in comparison to those luxurious restaurants located in golden locations with splendid decor, but this was definitely not a place you could just come to even if you had money or power!

This place required a reservation, and generally, this place wouldn’t host guests other than officials of the government. So, if a wealthy businessman in the country could be invited here for a meal with a certain government official, it would be enough for them to brag about it for the rest of their life.  (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)

The pictures of all the famous and accomplished officials in history that came to eat here were hung along the corridors of this restaurant, and the earliest ones were with the old chefs of this restaurant sharing a photo with the imperial relatives of the Qin Dynasty. From then on, there had been countless photos with nation leaders. Just this sight alone was worth millions of dollars for the officials and businessmen that came here to take pictures. (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)

And today, from the afternoon all the way to the night, the restaurant was completely reserved, and many officials were confused why their reservation was pushed back a day on such short notice.  (read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)

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