The moment the birthday party was over, the silent undercurrent seemed poised to explode at any moment.
The next day, Chen Shiming got up and found only Uncle Zhang in the dining room. “He hasn’t come down yet?”
Chen Qizhao rarely slept in during this time. His biological clock in the morning was somewhat similar to Chen Shiming.
In addition, today was Monday. Chen Shiming remembered that Chen Qizhao had a class.
The housekeeper said, “The second young master hasn’t woken up yet.”
Chen Shiming thought of what happened last night and said, “Then let him sleep more. If he gets up then arrange a driver for him in advance. He has a class today.”
After eating, Chen Shiming walked outside the villa. When he looked up, he could see the window corresponding to Chen Qizhao’s room.
At this time, the curtains were half drawn over the window. From this angle, it tightly covered it so he couldn’t see the situation inside.
Chen Shiming was still thinking about what happened last night. He hadn’t discussed the drug replacement with Chen Qizhao but he recalled Chen Qizhao’s expression at that time and always had an indescribable feeling… It seemed he would have to call Chen Qizhao to talk about this matter sooner or later.
Chen Jianhong’s plane went abroad this morning to deal with the problem of overseas markets and some tasks were briefly handed over to Chen Shiming. He had just finished handing over the content and was about to start work when a female assistant hurriedly came in front outside with a few materials. “President Chen, for the batch of goods that we contacted K City about last time, we just got a message from the factory that the supply is gone. It will take more than half a month to replenish the supply and they can only send it later.”
Chen Shiming stopped when he heard this. “Have you contacted other manufacturers?”
“I have contacted them. The factories we have been working with are out of stock.” The female assistant finished speaking and hurriedly handed him another document. “For the several projects you asked us to focus on before, there seems to be something wrong with the engineering site over there. Special Assistant Xu rushed over…”
Chen Shiming’s eyes froze. “Immediately start the previous plan.”
The Chen Group suddenly became busy. First, the supplies of several factories that had already been prepared were disconnected one after another. Then there were problems at the engineering site of a project. These things suddenly appeared and all popped up in the morning. This made the Chen Group visibly busy.
Chen Liyao sat at his desk and calmly sent out the information he had collected through text messages. After he finished this, he deleted the text message record while gloating at the busy Chen Group.
He was also from the Chen family. Chen Jianhong’s family could become the master as soon as they were born while he could only rely on others because his father, Chen Jianting, was a worthless person.
The older Chen Liyao got, the more he could feel the difference. In particular, his family’s growing gambling debts and his unrepentant father made him realize that he could only rely on himself if he wanted to pull up his family.
It didn’t matter to him if the Chen family suffered. He had always hated the Chen family. Every time he was taken by his father to the Chen family to ask for wealth and power, he had a feeling that his self-esteem was being trampled on. It was clear that in the beginning, it was all evenly distributed family property. In the end, why could Chen Jianhong’s assets in the southern district reach the current scale while the broken land on their side didn’t do well?
Thus, he took the initiative to contact that phone number and came to the Chen Group.
On the other side, the person who received Chen Liyao’s message forwarded the text message to the Lin Group.
In the meeting room this time, a dozen people gathered together and coordinated the news from all directions. In particular, the contact person responsible for contacting their internal people in the Chen group. He looked at the dense content on the document and arranged the next tasks in an orderly manner. “The source of goods on the factory side has been contacted. They should be able to drag it out for half a month. The task of the C214 project has been arranged and Chen Shiming has mobilized others to check the situation.”
“Don’t rush to put things out. Let the Chen side mobilize people first and then release other things.” The contact person continued. “Boss Lin’s purpose is to make it impossible for them to control the field in a short period of time. If there is a loophole on the Chen side then our opportunity will come.”
The meeting room was full of Lin Shizong’s henchmen and elites. They also knew the internal arrangements of the Chen Group.
Once the matter of the Sun family was alleviated, they received the arrangement from Chairman Lin to plunge the Chen family’s capital chain into a huge crisis in a short period of time.
The layout of the Chen Group had been planned for many years. After Jiang Yuze’s failure, most of the personnel were lost. The people left inside the Chen Group were those who had hidden deeply. They had expected an opportunity. Then today, Chen Jianhong’s plane went abroad for a business trip. The people over there would find a way to stop Chen Jianhong for a few days and then use their existing leverage to attack the Chen Group.
First, release a few small problems to transfer the elites under Chen Shiming. Then cause other problems which would affect the Chen Group in many ways. This approach was unsafe and time-sensitive. If the Chen Group survived this period, all their previous preparations would be wasted and it would be even more difficult to defeat the Chen family in one fell swoop.
“At present, there isn’t much of an arrangement on the Chen side. They should think that this is a small crisis.”
The liaison said to the others, “Follow the timing for the rest.”
Everything was going according to their original plan. The only change was that the time was ahead of schedule.
“Regarding Chairman Lin’s difficulty during this period, is it because of Young Master Lin’s incident yesterday?” Someone asked.
The person in charge of the meeting room didn’t know why Lin Shizong would take such a risky move at this stage. According to their original arrangement, it should be another two years when all the opportunities were ripe before they started their plan. Then they could silently bankrupt the Chen Group.
Lin Xuyan’s matter might’ve been urgently suppressed but the people who handled it basically knew about it.
Lin Shizong was very fond of Lin Xuyan. During this period of time, he had been training Lin Xuyan to take over the Lin family’s business. Once something like what happened at the hotel occurred, there was no way Lin Shizong wouldn’t be angry. People knew about this incident and it would forever be a stain on Lin Xuyan’s life that couldn’t be mentioned.
The Lin family was very fond of their reputation. This matter was basically stepping on the reputation of the Lin family.
The person in charge said, “Don’t mention this matter again. Do your work well.”
However, Chairman Lin’s arrangement should have his consideration behind it. They only needed to follow orders.
No matter how powerful Chen Shiming was, it would be impossible for him to solve all crises in a short period of time. Then their opportunity would come.
At S City’s Ninth Research Institute, Shen Yuhuai first went to the laboratory to cancel his leave. He sent the statistics of the data that hadn’t been sorted to his colleagues in charge of the laboratory. By the time he finished his work, it was already 5:30 in the afternoon. He didn’t stay at the institute for too long. He handed over the other matters and drove to S College.
Afternoon classes were more intensive. By the time he arrived at school, the last class in the afternoon hadn’t ended yet.
Shen Yuhuai had Chen Qizhao’s class schedule and knew what classroom he was in. This meant he didn’t bother to call. He went directly to the corridor of the classroom where Chen Qizhao was and waited for him. The classroom bell rang but Shen Yuhuai didn’t see Chen Qizhao in the crowd after class.
“Hello, student, is this Finance Class 3?” Shen Yuhuai had to stop a boy.”
“Oh, yes.” The boy looked at Shen Yuhuai. “What’s wrong?”
Shen Yuhuai asked, “I want to ask, did Chen Qizhao come to class today?”
The boy replied, “It seems he didn’t come. He should’ve asked for leave. Just now, the discipline commission reported that someone asked for leave.”
“Okay, thank you.”
The crowd of people who finished class went down the stairs. Shen Yuhuai didn’t go downstairs. He looked at the message sent to Chen Qizhao that he didn’t receive a reply to and called Yan Kailin.
Yan Kailin had just finished class. The moment he received Shen Yuhuai’s call, he thought he had committed another crime. “Brother Huai, what’s the matter now?”
“Nothing. I just want to ask you something.” Shen Yuhuai asked, “Is Qizhao in the dormitory?”
“Brother Zhao? He asked for a leave of absence today. I asked in the morning and went to the office to get him a leave note. He requested personal leave and it should be because something happened in the company. He didn’t say and I didn’t ask.”
Shen Yuhuai hesitated slightly after hanging up the phone with Yan Kailin.
He thought carefully about the state Chen Qizhao was in when calling him last night and was faintly worried.
In the Chen family in S City, the father and son of the Chen family went out to work. Zhang Yazhi also went out in the morning because she had something to deal with in the studio. Only the servants who worked in the empty villa remained.
In a room, an uneaten lunch was placed on the table and a thin layer of oil floated on the cool meat dishes.
Not far away, on the computer desk, there were many cigarette butts piled up in the ashtray. Beer bottles were randomly stacked on the other side of the long table. The boy sat in front of the computer and his fingers tapped on the keyboard. The email was successfully sent when he pressed the enter key.
The special web page of the anonymous mail was closed by him and there were several documents densely packed on the computer desktop.
Chen Qizhao hadn’t slept all night. There was no expression on his face as he quickly sorted out his things and quickly opened another email.
The project problems that occurred in the Chen group had been synchronized to his side. The other person’s counterattack came quickly and released the nails hidden in the Chen Group that couldn’t be pulled out one by one. First, problems occurred in projects. Then they blocked the supply of important projects, dragging the Chen Group into a state of consumption. Such a plan and arrangement was used once by Lin Shizong in his previous life. Without the leadership of Chen Shiming and Chen Jianhong, the Chen Group had been hit by the same problems one after another and soon encountered the first crisis.
Chen Qizhao’s voice didn’t fluctuate. “So anxious? It isn’t a good thing to be anxious…”
The same method appeared in front of him again in this life.
Unlike boiling a frog in warm water like in his previous life, Lin Shizong’s actions this time were fierce and rapid. He caused two problems on the first day.
It could be seen that the other person knew their current situation and wanted to solve the Chen family quickly.
Chen Qizhao reached out to pick up the beer next to him. He had just picked up the can when he found that the beer had run out.
He frowned slightly and let go of the beer can in his hand. Just as he looked away, he heard a continuous vibration from the table.
Shen Yuhuai’s name appeared on the silent mobile phone. Chen Qizhao’s mind returned and he glanced at the system time, only to notice that it was now past 6 o’clock.
It was getting dark outside.
Chen Qizhao stared at the vibrating mobile phone. After a while, he reached for the phone and swiped the answer button.
“Brother Huai?” Chen Qizhao controlled his voice and gave a greeting as usual. “The experiment is over?”
Shen Yuhuai asked, “Are you busy? You didn’t reply to the messages I sent to you.”
Chen Qizhao looked at his voice. He looked over and found that he hadn’t replied to Shen Yuhuai’s messages since noon.
He paused. “I didn’t notice the messages.”
Shen Yuhuai said, “Yes, I went to the school and you weren’t there. Yan Kailin said that you asked for leave.”
“I have something and asked for leave. I’m at home.” Chen Qizhao hadn’t expected Shen Yuhuai to go to the school to find him. “Is Brother Huai looking for me?”
Shen Yuhuai’s voice was a bit helpless. “Do I need to report going to the school to find you? Boyfriend.”
He looked at the Chen family villa in front of him and said again, “I’m at the door. Come down.”