1 CH 1: The shattering of a peaceful life

"Young Master Qi, are you really going to refuse the old master's invitation?"

"My surname is not Qi. It is Lin."

"Even so, you nevertheless have the blood of the Qi family flowing through your veins."

"From that moment they chased me and my mother out of the Qi family, I have already made the resolve to sever my ties with them."

In that afternoon, a black Bentley was parked in the bustling streets of Qingyun City along the river. Standing out like a crane among chickens, it attracted the attention all the pedestrians walking by.

In front of a small barbecue vendor, a young man with a delicate face was packing up the barbecue tools and pushing the cart.

The old man in black who got off the Bentley was now bowing respectfully in front of the barbecue stall as if he was requesting something from the young man.

"Young master, you also know that the old master was forced to so back then. Although he had a certainly wronged Madam, he never intended to chase you two away…"

"More than a year ago, the old master suffered a serious illness and asked us to look for you for an entire year. We used countless resources and connections to search through more than half of Dragon Country. It was not easy for us to find you."

"Would you rather be the son-in-law of a lowly family like the Zhang Family and suffer all kinds of humiliation than return to the Qi Family? At this moment, your are the only person who possesses the blood of the Qi Family in this generation."

Lin Yin said differently, "There's no need for the Qi Family to delve into my personal affairs, and I don't want to hear about the Qi Family's matters either. I hope that you will not be disturbing me anytime in the future."

After packing everything up, he turned around and left Riverside Street.

Looking at Lin Yin's figure, the old man in black could only sigh as he stood in place.

"Qi Family, ha.."

As Lin Yin walked out of Riverside Street, he revealed a bitter smile as if he had recalled a painful memory from his past.

The Qi Family of Imperial City was a renowned aristocratic family in the entire Dragon Country. Countless people wanted to build a connection with the Qi Family as they would then have the chance to ascend to the peak of the country.

To Lin Yin, on the other hand, the Qi Family Family existed as an ineradicable, painful memory in his heart.

Lin Yin was born into the Qi Family of the Imperial City as the first grandson of the old master. It could be said that he was born to live in splendor and to be respected. However, when he became eight years old, his biological father, Qi Hetu, was infatuated with another woman. In addition to fighting for the position of successor with a few uncles, Lin Shuqing, who went through the hardships of poverty with him at one points of their lives together, and married the daughter of another wealthy family in Imperial City.

Although Lin Shuqin came from an ordinary family, she was nevertheless a strong woman. As such, she refused to accept any sort of compensation from the Qi Family and left the house alone. Since Lin Yin didn't want to be separated from his mother, he ignored the Qi Family's obstructions and left the Imperial City with her. Having disappeared from the Qi Family's line of sight ever since then, the two of them had been living a decent life together as mother and child.

Since he decided to follow his mother, he ended up changing his surname to Lin.

It had been a whole ten years since that day, and his mother had also passed away three years ago due to an illness. Initially, he thought that he would never need to remember that painful memory ever again in his life. However, he never expected the people of the Qi Family to discover his whereabouts so soon.

After smoking a cigarette at the corner of the street, Lin Yin decided to stop thinking about the matter. Instead, he called for a taxi and went straight to Linlang Hotel.

Today was the wedding day of the daughter of the eldest son in the Zhang Family, Zhang Hongjun, and the young master of the Sunn Family, the most influential Family in Qingyun City. Since it was a grand celebration, they invited all the big shots of the business world from all over Qingyun City, as well as all the members of the Zhang Family.

Otherwise, with Lin Yin's status as the son-in-law of the Zhang Family, he would never dream of stepping foot into Linlang Hotel in his entire life.

Twenty minutes later, the taxi finally arrived outside Linlang Hotel.

In front of the grand and luxurious manor door, a beautiful, slender woman dressed in a light blue dress was looking at Lin Yin with an indifferent expression.

This beautiful woman was Lin Yin's wife Zhang Qimo.

Two years ago, Lin Yin married into the Zhang Family under the request of the founder of Zhang's Jewelry Group, Old Master Zhang Dingding.

At that time, this incident caused a huge commotion on the social circle of the aristocratic families in Qingyun City. They all laughed at Old Master Zhang for being senile and marrying his daughter to an orphan without money or power.

One should know that Zhang Qimo was known as a famous beauty throughout the entire Qingyun City. At that time, there was countless outstanding aristocratic men who chased after her for her beauty alone.

However, she was actually married to the irrelevant and ordinary Lin Yin according to Old Master Zhang's request.

At that time, only Lin Yin and Zhang Dingding knew the reason behind the marriage.

Since Zhang Dingding passed away a year ago, Lin Yin was now the only one left who knew the secret behind it.

As for his wife, Zhang Qimo, she had never agreed to the marriage from the beginning to the end. While the two of them did indeed get married, they never saw each other as husband and wife.

Along the death of Zhang Dingding, the Zhang's Jewelry Group experienced a drastic change in power and authority. Since Lin Yin's father-in-law was immediately kicked out of the Central Power of the group during this storm, he didn't end up receiving any shares. As the background and influence of his family worsened, he lived in the Zhang Family while being looked down upon.

His father-in-law and mother-in-law blamed Lin Yin for being useless. Without any family background or money saved up, he simply couldn't compare to the other sons-in-law of the Zhang Family.

As such, Lin Yin was also looked down upon by everyone in the Zhang Family.

"Lin Yin, don't talk too much during the banquet later, "Zhang Qimo said with a serious expression. "Today's matter is very important. I brought for a big gift to ask sister Ning for a favor. Whether the factory managed by Dad can survive the crisis will depend on whether Brother-in-law is willing to help us."

"I know." Lin Yin nodded.