Apex Predator - Chap 68
A year later, when Shen Dai returned to the research institute, he really did some psychological construction.
He was originally Professor Liu Xi’s most important student, but he took a year off “due to illness”, and his career was hit hard. When he came back again, he would resign. If he met his former colleagues, he really didn’t know how to deal with the surprise eyes and curious inquiries.
As a former big brother in the laboratory, he should have treated everyone to a breakup meal, but after thinking about it, he still wanted to keep it low-key.
All the materials have been prepared, and Cheng Zimei accompanied him to the personnel department to go through some procedures. In principle, Liu Xi has the highest power to appoint and dismiss him. As long as Liu Xi approves, he will officially resign, but before His major sick leave was approved by the group, and he had to cancel the leave before he could go through all the procedures. He submitted the application from the company intranet, and the process would take a few days.
Under Cheng Zimei’s “cover”, Shen Dai didn’t see a single acquaintance except his colleagues from the personnel department, but when he was leaving, he accidentally bumped into Zhou Lan who had just returned from work outside. Shen Dai was wearing a peaked cap with the brim pressed
down very low, but Zhou Lan recognized him at a glance: ”
Senior Brother Shen?”
Are you ready? Are you coming back?” Zhou Lan took a quick look at Shen Dai. Although she heard a lot of rumors that Shen Dai’s sick leave was related to Qu Moyu, she saw that Shen Dai was haggard, as if she had just recovered from a serious illness. His appearance made him feel uncomfortable.
“I came back to resign.”
Cheng Zimei sighed from the side.
Zhou Lan’s gaze darkened, and he didn’t know what to say for a moment.
Shen Dai looked at Zhou Lan with calm eyes: “You are now an official researcher, congratulations, study hard in the future, and work hard with the teacher and your sister Cheng.” Zhou Lan nodded: “Yes, I will. Brother
Shen , I, I treat you to a meal.”
“Actually, I should treat you, but I have something to do today, sorry, thank you.”
“…Can we meet again in the future?” Zhou Lan whispered.
“Yes, I’m just changing jobs, not changing careers. We can always meet all kinds of meetings in the industry.” Shen Dai said with a smile, “I will tell you when my work is settled.”
Zhou Lan forced a smile, what else? I wanted to say something, but finally swallowed it.
Walking out of the gate of the research institute, Shen Dai took a deep breath, turned around, and looked at the place where he had worked for seven years. This is the institution that everyone in the industry yearns for. It once carried his career and dreams. I have struggled here for many, many years, but I never thought that one day I would have to reluctantly leave. The frustration and unwillingness are indescribable, and my heart is full of anxiety about the future. But this is the path he chose, and he must go on.
Cheng Zimei felt very uncomfortable, she whispered: “Adai, do you have to go?”
Shen Dai nodded: “Zimei, I am most sorry for the teacher, take good care of him for me, let him drink less alcohol. Tea, less smoking.”
Cheng Zimei’s eye circles turned red: “Don’t worry.” She blinked hard and forced a smile, “It’s okay, people have to look forward, I believe you can do it anywhere. Beautiful career.”
Shen Dai also smiled: “I also believe in myself, we are just not in the same company, we can still shine on each other on the academic road.” ”
Yeah!” Cheng Zimei took Shen Dai’s arm, “walk around Hurry up and take me to see my eldest nephew.”
When Shen Dai went to the company to leave his job, his grandmother helped to bring Qiuqiu all morning. Shen Dai was very worried at first. Worried that his grandma would not be able to keep up with his physical strength when he was getting old, he kept sending WeChat to inquire about the situation when he was doing errands. Unexpectedly, until he returned to the hotel, Qiuqiu was very well-behaved, and his grandma was very rare.
Cheng Zimei was also very excited when she saw Qiuqiu, she hugged and kissed several times, and coaxed in an exaggerated tone: “Oh, why is Qiuqiu smelly and smelly, whose alpha baby is so beautiful, auntie kisses. ”
After accepting the red envelope and a bunch of baby supplies that Cheng Zimei insisted on, Shen Dai was embarrassed: “You buy so many things, how can I take them on the plane? If you get a salary increase, you will spend money randomly.” ”
Sister You don’t need to raise a baby, you just spend the flowers randomly.” Cheng Zimei laughed and said, “Qiuqiu is so pretty, I’m sure he’ll be super handsome in the future, Auntie will wait for you for eighteen years at most.” “This kind of clothes won’t make you grow old until you wear them a few times
. ” Shen Dai picked it up and gestured to Qiuqiu, it was really cute.
“It’s okay, remember to take a picture for me when you wear it.” Cheng Zimei thought of something and felt lost again, “Are you really going to Lancheng? Have you figured it out? Wouldn’t it be good to stay in your hometown?” Grandma also used
helpless She looked at Shen Dai, but she didn’t dare to persuade her. If it wasn’t a last resort, who would want to leave home, she was afraid that she would make things difficult for Shen Dai.
Shen Dai smiled wryly: “Brother Bai can give me a job. I also submitted a few resumes here, but the salary is definitely not as good as that of Xingzhou. The main reason is that the consumption in the capital is too high. I will hire a full-time aunt, which is better than that of Xingzhou.” Lancheng is more than twice as expensive.” He is not ashamed to talk about the rent. Although he has a house, he can only let his grandmother and Shen Qin live in it now, and he can’t live in the company dormitory with his children. The nanny is raising children again, and the financial pressure is too great.
Cheng Zimei also sighed, she looked at Shen Dai, then at Qiuqiu, this child looked like Shen Dai at first glance, but the more he looked, the more he looked like Qu Moyu, he was obviously a baby who could earn billions of dollars in exchange for a baby, Shen Dai is living in such a difficult situation, she is really aggrieved for Shen Dai, but she also knows Shen Dai’s character, it is impossible to do the same thing as the father he hates the most. She had a lot to say to Shen Dai, but she was afraid of touching his wound, so she could only keep it in her heart.
After lunch, grandma went home first, Cheng Zimei asked for leave, and accompanied Shen Dai to take care of the children all afternoon. The content of the conversation between the two avoided Shen Dai’s embarrassing and sad year, chatting about papers, chatting The industry, talking about the current progress of the projects that Shen Dai participated in before, these are the topics that make Shen Dai’s eyes shine again.
Just as he was talking about excitement, Shen Dai’s cell phone rang.
After changing this new number, very few people knew about it. Shen Dai thought it was a response to the submitted resume, but when he picked it up, it turned out that although he had no name and last name, it was firmly engraved in his memory and he would never forget it. number, he hung up without hesitation.
Cheng Zimei didn’t pay attention to it at first, but now that there are many harassing calls, it’s normal not to answer unfamiliar numbers.
But the phone rang again immediately, Shen Dai not only hung up the phone this time, but also planned to put it in the blacklist.
At this time, a text message came in from the pop-up window: I am downstairs in your hotel.
Shen Dai’s heart choked, and he gritted his teeth lightly.
“What’s wrong? Who is it?” Cheng Zimei grabbed Qiuqiu’s little hand and waved it.
Shen Dai said: “Zimei, I wanted to treat you to dinner, but I have something to do, why don’t you go back first, and I’ll see you tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
” There’s something wrong with your face.” Cheng Zimei looked at the phone suspiciously, “Did you receive some bad news?”
How would Shen Dai explain it, Qu Moyu was downstairs.
A text message was sent: go downstairs, or I will go up to find you.
Shen Dai let out a long breath, holding his mobile phone at a loss as to what to do. He neither wanted to see Qu Moyu nor Cheng Zimei.
“What’s wrong?” Cheng Zimei came over and glanced at the screen, “… who is this
” Let’s go!” She walked to the window with Qiuqiu in her arms, looked downstairs and saw Qu Moyu’s car, she stared at Shen Dai with wide eyes.
Shen Dai stood up and said with a livid face: “Zimei, can you help me watch Qiuqiu for a while, I’ll go down for a while… I’ll come up.” Execution, he went down, it was better than being found.
“You go.” Cheng Zimei looked at Shen Dai worriedly, “You…are you okay.”
Shen Dai lightly shook his head.
After going downstairs, Shen Dai looked at the black phantom outside the gate from afar, and felt shy, but walked over helplessly.
As soon as he approached, the door of the driver’s cab opened, and Old Wu, who was wearing a jacket and white gloves, got out of the car, nodded respectfully to Shen Dai, and opened the back seat door for him.
Familiar scenes played back in his mind, and Shen Dai recalled many scenes of the same plot, such as when he wore a custom-made suit to attend the family banquet of Qu’s family, for example when he was late for work and Qu Moyu gave him a ride, for example when he sneaked around after work Go to the parking lot to find Qu Moyu. When he was invited to get in this car, he had several changes in his mentality, but every time, without exception, it was accompanied by a progressive increase in his feelings for Qu Moyu.
But this time, he felt that the opened car door was like a bottomless black hole, and there were vicious beasts hidden in it, which would swallow him up.
And he has nowhere to go.
He bit the bullet and got into the car.
Qu Moyu was still in a suit and leather shoes, sitting on a leather seat with his long legs crossed, but there were no documents or tablets in his hands. They put their fingers intertwined on his knees, and looked at him with his head tilted.
Qu Moyu lost weight, more obvious than that time when he met him in Lancheng, and he was obviously a little haggard. The energy of the top alpha is different from that of ordinary people. If he hadn’t experienced heavy physical or mental work, he would not be so tired.
As soon as Shen Dai sat down, Old Wu closed the car door and went to the side to smoke.
Qu Moyu looked at Shen Dai, who was close at hand, and smelled a faint fragrance of epiphyllum. He twisted his fingers tightly together until it hurt, and restrained the urge to pull him into his arms. He also survived the hellish torture during the susceptible period, and he warned himself not to scare away the prey in a hurry.
Shen Dai didn’t look at Qu Moyu, lowered his head and said, “Is there anything else?”
“Where’s the child?” Qu Moyu asked in a low voice.
“In the room.”
“My mom wants to see him.”
“…” Shen Dai couldn’t find a reason to refuse. Without Mrs. Qu’s help, he would not have given birth to Qiuqiu. This request is reasonable.