Shi Sheng was very busy as of late—busy finding trouble for the Bei Family.
“Ms Bei, Bei Enterprises is currently at its peak. What we’re doing is hitting a stone with an egg1! This is not a wise move at all!” The CEO Shi Sheng hired spoke with an agitated expression.
Shi Sheng sat without a care for her image, legs crossed2 and an ice cream in her hand which she licked before responding, “Ant nests can break a thousand-mile dam3. As long as we have the perseverance, there’s nothing we can’t do.”
“But we need ants for that! Ms Bei, how is our company, which only has slightly over 10 people aside from me, supposed to go against a titan like Bei Enterprises?!”
Shi Sheng rolled her eyes at him. “Who needs you to act? You think you’re Nezha4?”
She swallowed the ice-cream before speaking composedly, “There are plenty of people in this world who want to see Bei Enterprises crumble. All you have to do is find these people, and offer them the information they need.”
Mr. CEO was suddenly enlightened. He quietly gave his boss a big thumbs-up in his mind but of course, showed no outward signs of it; he was afraid of her ego getting even more inflated.
“Have you found anyone who fits the requirements?”
“Yes, but the salary…”
“Give him however much he wants, provided he has the ability. Complete the next order, there’ll be a reward.”
“Then there’s no problem.”
“Go ahead and do what you want. We don’t have any net worth anyways, so we aren’t afraid of being investigated.”
CEO, “…” ‘It’s true we don’t have any net worth… but that’s because all of our capital’s swimming around in the stock market!’
“Find some hackers too; we’re forming a specialised team of them. They’re going to be in charge of brokering information.” Shi Sheng continued, “I want the more skilled ones. Preferably those on the level of selling national information.”
CEO, “…” ‘Boss… what are you planning to do?! Start another world war?!
Also, do you think hackers are white cabbages abundant in the streets, ripe and ready for easy picking?!
These kinds of talented people are either working for the fucking country, or are under heavy surveillance by said country! You think we can just poach them?!’
“Do well and you’ll get to enjoy your monthly salary of 10 million. Walking to the peak of success and marrying your ideal woman isn’t just a dream!” Shi Sheng ignored his bewildered look and patted his shoulder before waltzing off.
The CEO really felt like just running off right now. The amount in his bank account had already broken past 100 million; he didn’t know why this young boss of his was so reassured with him.
Only many years later did the CEO know why he hadn’t run back then. He had probably felt, even back then, that money really was just a number as long he was following this boss.
Though the loss of two of its large projects in a row cost Bei Enterprises a lot, the damage did not reach its roots.
But in the following period, all sorts of situations cropped up; projects and orders were lost constantly, as if the people opposing them had decided to all act at the same time. Yet they couldn’t find anything no matter how much they investigated.
All of those competitors had used legal methods, all of their procedures adhering to the law.
“There’s a traitor! There’s definitely a traitor!” One of the directors slapped the desk with a furious roar, “We were just about to sign the contract, so how come they signed it with Tian Chen instead at the last moment?!”
Father Bei sat at the head of the table, his expression serious. “All of the high-level management have been investigated. No anomalies have been discovered.”
“There’s been something strange about the events recently; it’s clear that someone is opposing us. Have we offended anyone recently?” One of the more logical directors queried.
“There are definitely people who were offended because of those two projects, but none of them have this much ability…”
The two projects they had lost before had been eyed by quite a few competitors, though Bei Enterprises won by only just a slight margin in a comparison of actual strength.
A group of people sat in the meeting room, yet they weren’t able to come up with any leads no matter how much they discussed.
At first, Father Bei hadn’t thought of Bei Zhi; she was a mere hanger-on who had pandered up to the Fu Family in his eyes. However, upon thinking of this, it seemed to make sense.
The Fu Family… was a family that wasn’t weaker than the Gao Family. The difference was wherein the Gao Family mainly had their power in the government, the Fu Family had theirs in the underworld.
These two families lorded over the worlds of light and dark.
If it was the Fu Family behind this matter, then that would explain the events of late.
The first thing Father Bei did when the meeting ended was to call Shi Sheng’s number. However, Shi Sheng had already blacklisted him so naturally, it didn’t go through.
Father Bei pondered for a bit before deciding to go visit the Fu Family.
According to rumour, the Fu Family had been around since the Qing Dynasty. Their main house had an ancient feel to its architecture, even the very plants seemingly classic and elegant.
“Do wait a moment Mr Bei. Our master shall be here soon.” A servant invited him in. This wait lasted nearly half an hour, yet Father Bei wasn’t able to reveal even the slightest hint of impatience.
The head of the family Fu Rao was pushed in on a wheelchair, causing Father Bei to feel slightly surprised. He had only heard of this person before but had never known that the man was a cripple. With a normal expression, Fu Rao exchanged some pleasantries with Father Bei for a bit before getting to the point.
“I wonder what brought Mr Bei to my doorstep today?”
“It’s about my daughter and your (esteemed) son.” Father Bei straightened in his seat.
Fu Rao’s eyebrows lifted slightly. “What about Xiaoqin and Ms Bei?”
“Is Mr Fu not aware?” Father Bei looked at Fu Rao, attempting to glean any information from his expression yet finding nothing but puzzlement.
“My relationship with Xiaoqin isn’t too good; he doesn’t let the people beside him report back to me. What has he done?”
Father Bei soon grew doubtful. He didn’t know whether or not to believe Fu Rao. ‘It looks like he really doesn’t know anything… Then I guess it wasn’t the Fu Family. Who could it be then?’
“Oh, nothing much. It’s just that my daughter and your son have been rather close as of late. Since there’ve been rumours, of course I have to come and ask as her father.” Father Bei changed what he was going to say.
‘If it was not the Fu Family and Bei Zhi and Fu Qin really are close, then perhaps the Bei Family can benefit from this.’
Fu Rao maintained his confused and lost expression throughout and successfully fooled Father Bei.
Only when Father Bei had left did Fu Rao get rid of that fake smile on his face. He asked the middle-aged man standing to the side, “How’s Xiaoqin lately?”
Fu Rao hadn’t lied to Father Bei; his relationship with his son was really bad. The boy also did not allow the people beside him to report back to Fu Rao. But being his father, of course Fu Rao would think of ways to keep track of Fu Qin.
“From the looks of it, the Young Master has already accepted Ms Bei Zhi; he takes his medicine on time whenever he is with her. The doctor, however, was certain that the Young Master only has half a year to live.”
“Have you arranged everything overseas?”
“Yes. But I’m afraid the Young Master won’t agree to go…”
Fu Rao muttered. “He’s my only son; I can’t just watch him die. I have to at least attempt every method available. Go and invite that young lady over.”
“Er…” The middle-aged man appeared hesitant. “Getting Ms Bei Zhi to show up would not be easy.”
“How so?” Fu Rao lifted his brow. ‘How hard can it be to call a young lady over?’
“I believe you’ve heard of the crisis Bei Enterprises is facing, Sir? Well, this matter has the young lady’s fingerprints all over it. Or, I suppose I should say, she’s the one controlling all this. Do you believe this kind of person would be easy to summon?”
Fu Rao chuckled lowly. “No wonder their head of household came looking for me. He must be thinking the Fu Family was behind it, right? And here I thought he was just testing my attitude towards that little lady.”
Vote please~ and good morning~
- Attacking something way over of your league. Compare to hitting an egg with a stone: Attacking someone/thing way under your league.
- I dunno how to describe this. So, here’s a couple of pics instead:
Also, it’s unsightly for a girl to cross her legs in Chinese culture.
- A large entity can collapse because of tiny matters.
- He’s a protection deity but is rather powerful. He appears in Journey to the West. Here’s more information on him.
The etiquette of not sitting with your legs crossed is a holdover from British colonialism. If you read any book on etiquette in the west, you will learn that a Lady does NOT sit with her legs crossed nor spread apart. A Lady should sit with her knees together and either both feet on the ground or with one ankle wrapped around the other.
The Chinese picked up many foreign etiquettes when it opened to the world for trade, so as to better assimilate. Even now national policy is tailored towards adopting positive foreign image for the sake of improved trade and international relations.
It's not just unsightly in Chinese culture, but most civil cultures. In fact, read any book on etiquette and you will learn that a woman should sit with her legs together, or at worst with one ankle hooked around the other. Any other position simply isn't ladylike.
I would actually venture so far as to say, this etiquette in China is a holdover of British colonialism, a tradition picked up from us.
[“There are plenty of people in this world who want to see Bei Enterprises crumble. All you have to do is find these people, and offer them the information they need.”
Mr. CEO was suddenly enlightened. He quietly gave his boss a big thumbs-up in his mind but of course, showed no outward signs of it; he was afraid of her ego getting even more inflated.] LOL. Ceo who didn't use his big brain before.
[“Find some hackers too; we’re forming a specialised team of them. They’re going to be in charge of brokering information.” Shi Sheng continued, “I want the more skilled ones. Preferably those on the level of selling national information.”] OH MY. She's trying to build a hacker team similar to her?
[“There’s been something strange about the events recently; it’s clear that someone is opposing us. Have we offended anyone recently?” One of the more logical directors queried.] Your boss offended OUR boss/Shi Sheng.
[Fu Rao maintained his confused and lost expression throughout and successfully fooled Father Bei.
Only when Father Bei had left did Fu Rao get rid of that fake smile on his face. ] What an actor, Mr. Fu Rao. 👏👏👏
LOL. He seems sort of like the Grandpa from the Little Meatball arc.
I think it's sitting crossed leg, as in doing yoga. Imagine a girl in a skirt sitting crossed legged licking an ice cream cone!
It's unsightly??? I can't help to cross my legs, ah! It's already a reflex! (QAQ)
---though to be honest I'm already a rotten girl, so, eh.... (shrugs) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I love you 😘
I wonder if ML will really die, oh whale I'm just here for the ride~
Thank you for the chapters~~
just throwing money out there lul
Ahh!! our little MC so OP! Go Go! (Somehow that reminds me of BTS.. *Blush*) Get the Father-In-Law approval!!!!
Thanks for the chapter....
I'm really happy
Thanksss. Our MC is OP 😭😭😭. I'm worried about Bei Ze tho. He really didn't do anything bad. He just lacked a wittle IQ is all. With the fall of the Bei Company, I wish he survives.
Thanks for the chapter 😊
Haha..sooooo worth the wait
A monthly! salary of 10mio ShiSheng is so rich to pay that much to her CEO
She's so bad ass when it comes to money making lol.. it seems like she's just doing it as a hobby.. 😂😅
Thanks for the chap
Thx Wenhui! ^^
Thanks for the chapter
Thanks for the chapter! I'm lucky too, lol
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)
Oh, Papa Fu going to love Shi Sheng....
Well, im late and did not see the 'blank thing' most of the comments mentions.
So, yeah, thanks for the chapter!
Tsk, tsk, father Bei, underestimating our Shi Sheng.
I wonder what are the chances that she'll willingly go with Fu Qin...
S-so sorry for the delay...
Please don't throw tomatoes at me...!!!
*throw tomatoes and hand grenade*
*throw kisses at you instead*
Lol., i kinda thouggt that it was some late april fools prank or something
Trow wasted durians :)
what is going on????
Thanks for the chapter but look like you miss the chapter
*pats* *offers tissues and ice cream*
I'm just checking for updates......
where is it??
Eh why is it blank??
April fools' prank?????
Why is it a blank? prank post?
Umm no, it was a mistake... The page got posted (due to being scheduled ahead of time) before the content was added in. I'm very sorry for the trouble!
Noooo!!! Why is it blank!!!???
Yea kinda confused cause it's say an updated but all I got is blank page.
Yeah same for me
I'm very sorry for the delay! The chapter's uploaded now!
It's okay. Thank you very much for the chapter!
There's no text here
Is there an error of some sort? I cant see the chapter...