Chapter 35. Leng Qingqiu

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When Shen Qinglan got out of the station, it was completely dark. She looked up at the night sky. Tonight, there was no moon and stars in the sky. This was a rare sight in Beijing.

She stopped a taxi and told the driver the address.

On the way, she received several WeChat messages, all from Yu Xiaoxuan, asking where she had gone. Shen Qinglan only replied to one, saying that she had gone to Hangzhou and then withdrew from the chat.

This WeChat was forcedly installed by Yu Xiaoxuan because Fang Tong made fun of her for not installing it.  There were only a few people from the dormitory plus a class group.[read at translateind0 to support the translators]

And when Yu Xiaoxuan learned that Shen Qinglan went to Hangzhou, she was clamoring for Shen Qinglan to bring back some Hangzhou specialty, or she won’t be allowed to enter their bedroom door.

Shen Qinglan raised her mouth lightly and typed an “Okay”.

She hardly had put down her phone when a call came in. It was from Daniel.

“Oh, madam, you are finally willing to answer the phone.”  As soon as he got through, Daniel’s anxious voice came from the other end of the phone.

“What’s the matter?”  Shen Qinglan still sounded indifferent and talked lightly, while Daniel on the other end of the phone blew up instantly.

“What’s the matter??  Did you even ask me what I was doing? Dear sister, have you completely forgotten what I told you last month?”

(TLNote: Daniel doesn’t really have a family connection to Qinglan, he’s just overly dramatic and flamboyant.)

Shen Qinglan’s pretty eyebrows arched up slightly, she really doesn’t understand what Daniel is saying.

Although he can’t see it, Daniel just knew that this madam must have forgotten and burst into tears. “Last time I told you, there will be a young artist’s painting exhibition in Hangzhou this month. The association has invited you. I hope you can join. Please don’t tell me that you forgot about it.”[ not reading this at Translateindo? it’s been stolen]

Shen Qinglan actually forgot it when Daniel had told her, it was just a week before Grandma Shen died. How could she have any mood to participate in an art exhibition at that time?

“Yeah, I forgot about that.” As if Shen Qinglan had thought that Daniel’s stress wasn’t enough, she admitted it.

Daniel really collapsed this time, and for the hundredth time he cursed in his heart, why had he promised to be Shen Qinglan’s agent. At that time, he must have been muddleheaded. That must be the case.

“Oh My God, I’ve promised the inviter that you’ll be there. Now what? If we can’t get the work out to them, do you want the organizer to open a skylight? Although the market value of your paintings is good now. If you did this, who would dare to invite you in the future?” Daniel paced back and forth. If Shen Qinglan was in front of him right now, he would surely rush up and bite her to death.

(开天窗/ open a skylight = leave a blank space to show that something has been censored/ leave some empty space.)

Shen Qinglan doesn’t really care about these things. She’s just interested in painting for a while and doesn’t plan to make a living from it. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have used the pen name; Leng Qingqiu. Besides that, with her Shen family background, the price of her paintings would be much higher than they are now.

“I am in Hangzhou now.  The painting you want is ready.” With one sentence, Shen Qinglan immediately interrupted Daniel’s bad thoughts.

“What did you say, you are in Hangzhou?  You’re not lying to me, right?  What about the painting, do you have it?” Daniel was excited. It would be easy if Shen Qinglan was already in Hangzhou. But if he thought about it… no, Shen Qinglan has never appeared to the outside world. Why would she run to Hangzhou this time, not to mention with her painting?

It’s a pity, the only person in the world who knows that the famous young painter Leng Qingqiu is Shen Qinglan; is her agent.

“I have left the work at home; the key is at the front desk. You can get it yourself.”[support the real translat0rs @ translateindo]

“Great. There is still a week before the exhibition. Fortunately, I caught up. I’ll go to your house to pick up the painting right now.”  Daniel was very efficient and immediately headed for the parking lot.

“By the way, there is also a young artist meet-up after the exhibition. Since you are in Hangzhou, you have to attend and meet other artists. They are all in the same circle. It is always good to accumulate more contacts.”

“No, just take my place. I don’t want anyone to know me for the time being.”  Shen Qinglan refused.

Daniel is not disappointed either. This is not the first time.

“Well, then, what are you doing in Hangzhou this time?”  Knowing that the painting was finished, Daniel was not in a hurry and had free time to care about Shen Qinglan’s trip.[support the real translat0rs @ translateindo]

“Looking for inspiration.”

Daniel is satisfied. It’s good to find inspiration. Only with inspiration, you can produce works. Only when you have works, you can become popular.

Leng Qingqiu was a young painter who rose abruptly three years ago. People did not know that person’s surname was, or whether it was a man or a woman. This person was well known for his exquisite picture, bold colors and strange composition.  This person used a sophisticated pen name. People thought she was an old man, but later Daniel came out to speak, confirming that Leng Qingqiu was a young woman.

Who is Daniel? He is a well-known agent. The works of painters who can be represented by him have all been sold at high prices. Many well-known painters invited him to be their agent, but he refused, only willing to represent one of the painters’ work.

However, three years ago, Daniel suddenly announced that he would no longer represent anyone’s works and would only act as Leng Qingqiu’s agent.  The news shocked the painting world.

Everyone is speculating about who this Leng Qingqiu is. But three years later, Leng Qingqiu still hasn’t appeared in front of people. If her works were not occasionally circulated, people would think that this is a fictitious person.[translateindo.C0m does not post chapters any where else]

Leng Qingqiu is an enigmatic person whose actual name, appearance, age or family background; are all unknown. People knew nothing except a pseudonym of Leng Qingqiu and that she was a young woman.

Her works are few, but every work is excellent. People outside all say that Leng Qingqiu must be very strict with herself, and would rather not put out a painting than to present something shoddy.

When Daniel heard this for the first time, he didn’t know what to say and could only sneer. He knew she was lazy. When she was happy, she painted a picture. When she was unhappy, she didn’t paint for half a year.

That’s why Daniel was so happy when he heard Shen Qinglan say she was going to look for inspiration.{we do not translate 4 other websites besides translateindo}


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