The success of Yuandian was not his credit.
Songmu’s projects were small, and it was basically up to grab if you wanted to buy a suitable apartment, so it made sense that the sales were hot.
The success of Lanqiao also couldn’t be credited to him, the brand effect of Zhouquan was there.
Even if the price was a bit higher than in the same plots of land, the demand still exceeded the supply.
What about Zhiyun? There should be a little bit of his own credit.
Zhiyun was only one of the many hot springs resorts in the vicinity, but the degree of popularity after the opening had exceeded expectations.
Tang Qun was not an ambitious person, and was prepared for a long war of resistance.
However, after the opening event, there were a lot of posts about Zhiyun on the Internet, all of which were spontaneous recommendations by guests who had been there.
There was a lot of discussion about Zhiyun’s architecture, old-world charm, privacy, and especially its design that fit in well with nature.
With the fermentation of various topics and the wide circulation of photos on the Internet, the designer Shen Yun entered the limelight again.
Tang Qun was very grateful to Shen Yun, and asked him to have a meal with him afterwards.
At the dinner, he said with emotion, “I really didn’t dare to use you at first, after all, you were too young, and there were many rumours.”
Shen Yun wondered: “Then why did you use me?”
Tang Qun was surprised: “Don’t you know?”
Shen Yun thought for a moment, asking, “Did someone approach you?”
Tang Qun nodded: “It seems that you really don’t know. At that time, Xu Moran and Fang Qin both approached me before I dared to give Zhiyun to you.”
Shen Yun nodded in silence.
Shen Yun didn’t make much money doing Tang Qun’s project.
At that time, in order to take over this project, the quotation was pressed and pressed down again and again, and in the end, when he was able to do it, he always thought that it was because of the price.
At this moment, after listening to Tang Qun’s words, he was a little surprised and a little enlightened.
Tang Qun naturally knew Shen Yun’s offer was very low, and he had compared the quotations of each company at the beginning.
At the moment, there was some gratitude in his heart.
So he said: “You can use the Yaoyue Courtyard as you like in the future. As long as you come, I will definitely keep it for you.”
Zhiyun was not big; in addition to ordinary guest rooms and large public pools, three small courtyards had been built in a row on the back of the mountain, and Yaoyue was one of them.
The courtyards each had a small pool for guests to use, and one of them had a small indoor pool for privacy.
Of course, the price was also ridiculously high, and even so, the supply was not enough to meet the demand.
Shen Yun was not polite and nodded with a smile, “Thank you.”
The two of them were sitting in the corner of the hall, and a huge potted plant next to them just half-covered and half-blocked their table.
Shen Yun unintentionally looked up and surprisingly saw an extremely familiar figure.
He tilted his head slightly to see that there was another person behind the figure, and at this moment they were walking towards the private room.
Shen Yun couldn’t help but frown; how did it happen that Zhao Chun and Lin Jianyang got together?
He tapped the edge of the table with his fingers and pondered for a moment before his frown disappeared and he smiled.
He said, “I am planning to bring a friend over in a couple of days.”
There had been a lot more work lately, and at the moment Shen Yun was sitting in Moxi’s lounge.
He had a pile of information on his lap, and apart from the real estate company’s property information, there were also quite a few small industrial projects coming his way.
Due to the success of Zhiyun, there were more hot spring hotels among them. Shen Yun looked at them and picked them out and put them aside.
He didn’t intend to take on this kind of project for the time being, so as not to leave a rather one-dimensional image in the industry.
His fingers flipping through the documents stopped suddenly, and the Qinyin Miyu file was lying quietly under his fingertips.
Qinyin Miyu was one of Fang Qin’s properties with a focus on small apartments, more like Yuandian to be precise, but much larger.
Zhou Lan hadn’t mentioned this, and Fang Qin hadn’t approached him personally.
Sending the information directly like this was putting the choice completely in his hands.
Shen Yun thought of how Fang Qin had once approached Tang Qun about Zhuyin.
Although he knew it was for Zhou Lan, he still had to return this favour.
So he pulled out the file and placed it separately on the other side.
He was reading it carefully when someone sat down next to him. Xu Moran asked, “So many?”
Shen Yun looked up and smiled, “Yes, but I can’t do this many, is Teacher Xu interested?”
Xu Moran didn’t say anything, just looked down at the thick pile of materials on his lap.
Shen Yun looked at it for a while longer and suddenly looked up and said to Xu Moran, “Teacher Xu, are you free next weekend?”
Xu Moran said, “Yes.”
Shen Yun smiled and said, “Do you want to go to Zhiyun to soak in the hot springs together? Last time, Teacher Xu’s advice was so good, even Tang Qun praised the drainage for being extremely good. It’s really a credit to Teacher Xu that their hot spring pools are maintained so clean.”
Xu Moran’s lips pursed in a smile, “Okay.”
Shen Yun cocked his head with a smile, looking directly at the female staff members who were often hiding in the lounge and gossiping next to him.
They were also listening now with their ears perked up.
So he smiled and said, “I’ll invite you guys next time, okay? This time, Zhiyun is fully booked, so next time, I’ll make an appointment in advance and invite you all together.”
A few female staff members smiled cheekily and thanked him, giggling and running off to gossip.
Shen Yun smiled and shook his head, continuing to look down at the information.
Spring was cold and it was the time for everything to reawaken.
The spring flowers were blooming all over the mountains and fields freely, the wildflowers all over the mountains were budding, and the shoots of grass were softly bursting out.
Shen Yun sat in the passenger seat and looked out.
There was life outside the window, intoxicating.
Xu Moran looked at his profile. The sunlight shone through the window, and Shen Yun’s long eyelashes were like butterfly wings dyed with golden light.
When there was wind, they trembled slightly.
Xu Moran stopped the car on the mountain road and asked, looking sideways, “Is it beautiful?”
Shen Yun was looking out the window intently, and when he heard the words, he replied, “It’s beautiful.”
He looked at Xu Moran, “Why aren’t we going?”
Xu Moran looked at him with a smile, “I just think it’s especially good right now, and it’s good to stop right here.”
Shen Yun deliberately ignored the glimmer in his eyes, pursed his lips and smiled, “Teacher Xu is still quite childish.”
Xu Moran wanted to grab his hand, but was afraid of startling him away and sighed softly.
They went all the way to the front, soon arrived at Zhiyun, got out of the car and put their things in the small Yaoyue Courtyard. The two of them then walked side by side.
It was the weekend, when there were the most people.
The sound of children’s laughter echoed in the air from time to time, and a kite swayed beautifully in the sky.
Spring flowers bloomed in the corners; tender green, soft grass blades just drilled out of the ground; birds chirped and butterflies were beautiful.
Shen Yun smiled and said, “Look, this place is just beginning, the greenery will only show its beauty in a few more years.”
Xu Moran sighed from the bottom of his heart, “Shen Yun, you really have a talent for design.”
Shen Yun smiled, “Thank you, Teacher Xu, for the compliment.”
Xu Moran looked at him, “I’ve always thought that a successful designer’s work can’t be separated from what he’s been through, where he’s travelled, what he’s read in books and watched in movies, as well as a lot of thinking and experience. So why are you not like this?”
Xu Moran’s question was quite aggressive.
Shen Yun smiled and said, “I just put the functionality first, and put aside the current popular pompous style for the time being. That’s all. I’m not even close to being compared to a master.”
Xu Moran was silent for a moment and said, “President Zhou was really discerning and courageous to give you the rights at that time.”
Shen Yun smiled mockingly and said softly: “Yes, President Zhou, he…”
“Talking about me?” A low voice came from behind them.
The two of them turned their heads in unison and saw Zhou Lan and Lin Jianyang, with a few people following behind them.
Shen Yun smiled, “Such a coincidence?” His gaze towards Lin Jianyang was meaningful and contained a smile.
Lin Jianyang’s gaze back at him carried a hint of schadenfreude and ridicule.
They exchanged pleasantries and went their separate ways. Zhou Lan took two steps and turned around again, looking at Shen Yun and Xu Moran’s backs for a moment.
He squatted down, picked up a small stone and gently threw it at Shen Yun’s back.
Shen Yun looked back over, and Zhou Lan said, “Don’t forget that you have an appointment with Fang Qin tonight to talk about the project.”
Shen Yun froze for a moment before smiling, “Oh?”
When they walked away, Xu Moran asked, “You have a meeting tonight?”
Shen Yun rubbed his forehead and smiled rather embarrassedly, “What should I do, Teacher Xu, I forgot.”
Xu Moran said, “It’s fine, business is important. Next time, then.”
Shen Yun smiled and nodded, and couldn’t help adding a bit of coquettish flavour: “Teacher Xu is the best.”
Xu Moran reached out and wrapped his arm around his shoulders, saying, “Teacher Xu is the best at a lot of things.”
Shen Yun pursed his lips and lowered his head, smiling, then nodded.
He went back just as the sun was setting, and from a distance against the light he saw a man standing opposite Zhou Lan’s house.
Shen Yun narrowed his eyes and walked forward, and only when he got closer did he see that it was Lin Jianyang.
Lin Jianyang said rather impatiently, “You come back really late.”
Shen Yun also leaned against the wall, lit a cigarette and asked, “You were waiting for me?”
Lin Jianyang had a suitcase at his feet, and he smiled frivolously at Shen Yun: “I’m here to pick up things, and by the way, I have a few words to tell you.” He looked at the door of Zhou Lan’s house, “Is it convenient to find a place for a drink?”
Shen Yun shook his head: “If it’s just a few words, let’s talk about it here.”
Lin Jianyang sneered: “You really overestimate yourself. I just came to warn you a little because you are so pitiful.”
Shen Yun nodded: “Please speak.”
The more he looked indifferent, the angrier Lin Jianyang became.
He hooked his lips, “Do you know how much Zhou Lan gave me to break up with me? And how much investment did he promise me?”
Shen Yun looked at him and didn’t say anything, only flicking off the ash from the cigarette between his fingers.
Lin Jianyang continued, “He gave me…”
Shen Yun smiled, “Is that all you want to say? I’m not interested, sorry. If there’s still a chance, I’ll buy you a drink next time.”
He extinguished the cigarette and held it in his palm, turning to leave.
Lin Jianyang said, “So, what do you think about being just a substitute? Don’t you care?”
Shen Yun stopped in his tracks and turned around, asking suspiciously, “What did you say?”
Lin Jianyang smiled, took a few steps forward and reached out to stroke the peach blossom mole at the corner of Shen Yun’s eye.
He said gently and maliciously, “April 18th is Wei Chen’s birthday. You can go and see for yourself. You’re just lucky to have a mole that looks exactly like his.”
Shen Yun pursed his lips as he said, “I see, thank you.”
Lin Jianyang patted his shoulder, “Maybe you will really want to buy me a drink, remember to contact me then.”
Shen Yun stood against the wall, watching Lin Jianyang’s back disappear into the gradually sinking night. He lowered his head and lit a cigarette.
The spark of the cigarette flickered, and he puffed out his cheeks, letting one smoke ring chase another.
He remembered that when he first met Zhou Lan, the man especially loved to kiss this peach blossom mole at the corner of his eye.
“This is a peach blossom mole, do you know what it means?”
“It means that the owner of this mole is not dedicated to love, starts messing around and abandons, playing with feelings…”
With the words still ringing in his ears, Shen Yun blinked his eyes, blinking away the wetness in them.
Some people, ah, really don’t remember a beating. A sigh echoed through the air spreading in a hundred different directions.
He didn’t know how long he had been standing there. He just left cigarette butts all over the place, and didn’t take out the key and enter the door until the stars and the moon adorned the sky.