Chen Qizhao was stunned when he heard this. He got up and walked to the window to open the curtains. Then he saw Shen Yuhuai’s car parked at the intersection outside the villa from a distance and vaguely saw a figure standing next to the car. He was unable to see the person clearly but he knew it was Shen Yuhuai.
“Wait for me.”
Chen Qizhao was about to go downstairs when he suddenly realized something.
He walked to the mirror.
His face was a bit bad at this time. His stubble wasn’t shaved and he was still wearing the clothes he wore to the birthday party yesterday. There was a strong smell of smoke.
He said to the person on the phone, “Wait for me for a while.”
After hanging up the phone, he randomly picked out clothes from the closet and went to the bathroom to take a shower. He tried to clean himself up so he didn’t look as scary in the mirror. He finished sorting himself out, grabbed his phone and hurriedly went downstairs. He went all the way out of the villa and saw Shen Yuhuai standing by the car to wait for him.
In the distance, the sky was already dark and orange gradually appeared at the corners.
The man stood up straight and had a gentle expression. He stood by the car and waited for him, just as they had met many times before. Chen Qizhao’s eyes deepened slightly and his chaotic thoughts seemed to have found a backbone at this moment. He suppressed the anxiety in his heart and tried to make himself look more natural.
Shen Yuhuai looked at the boy who came over. The other person seemed to be walking a bit hurriedly and his chest was still slightly heaving at this time.
The buttons of his clothes weren’t fastened and the slightly red skin on the inside of his neck could faintly be seen. His gaze moved upwards and he noticed that the ends of the boy’s hair were a bit wet and stuck together.
“Did you take a shower?” Shen Yuhuai asked.
Chen Qizhao nodded. “Yes.”
The two of them looked at each other like this and Shen Yuhuai’s eyes swept over the other person.
Blue under the eyes, a pale face… it was like he was in a rush to cover up something.
Chen Qizhao asked, “Will you come to the house to eat later?”
“I just came to see you. I’m a bit busy at night.”
Shen Yuhuai told him, “Come here.”
Chen Qizhao took a few steps forward. Shen Yuhuai reached out and took the other person into his arms.
Shen Yuhuai hugged him. Chen Qizhao was wearing fewer clothes and Shen Yuhuai could easily feel the bones of his body when hugging him like this.
This feeling of hugging was indescribable. The tip of his nose was filled with the smell of the other person. This person was really standing in front of him, unlike the ethereal memory that he couldn’t grasp. If he listened closer, he could also hear the gentle beating sound from the other person’s chest.
Chen Qizhao raised his head slightly to kiss the corner of Shen Yuhuai’s mouth. The other person reacted and tacitly met his movements.
Once he let go, Chen Qizhao was still looking at him.
Shen Yuhuai asked, “What’s the matter?”
Chen Qizhao said, “I still want to kiss again.”
Between his lips and teeth, there was still a vague smell of smoke with a bit of bitterness. Someone’s clumsy disguise was full of flaws.
Shen Yuhuai’s brow couldn’t help furrowing and he suppressed the feeling of uncertainty in his heart.
This was until the vibration sound of the phone in Chen Qizhao’s pocket continued one after another.
Shen Yuhuai gave him a reminder and asked, “Are you busy? Your phone is vibrating all the time.”
Chen Qizhao lowered his eyes slightly and there were undercurrents hidden in his eyes.
He said, “I’m busy, but soon I won’t be.”
Once the engineering problem and supply problem broke out, Chen Shiming immediately adjusted the work group to deal with the temporary outbreak of problems. Then a few days after these two problems occurred, there was news that an original project was investigated by relevant departments due to environmental problems and they had to stop work for a period of time… These problems seemed to have been deliberately done by someone and they emerged one after another within a few days, making the entire Chen group highly tense.
The board of directors and high-level meetings broke out one after another. External problems occurred and internal directors and shareholders seized the opportunity to challenge the leaders. Different projects had different project teams in charge. Now three project teams in a row had problems, attracting a great deal of concern within the Chen Group.
Due to the frequent internal problems in the Chen Group from last year to the beginning of the year, they had a mediocre performance this year. Now these things came out and it had an impact on the stock price of the Chen Group. At this time, it was necessary not only to stabilize the project problems but also to stabilize the stock price of the Chen Group… There was also the batch of supplies that was related to the progress of several projects. The longer it dragged out, the more the construction period and consumption of the project would increase exponentially.
One or two projects could be solved slowly but problems occurred in such a short period of time. Emergency manpower and deployment plans became very important. During this time, Chen Jianhong might not return until a week later due to problems in the foreign markets.
In Chen Shiming’s office, several assistants reported the status of various projects one after another.
Even though he knew the layout of the Lin Group within the Chen Group in advance, the other person’s actions caused great problems.
“The board of directors is urging you now.” Special Assistant Xu was dizzy from being so busy. “Are we still going to deal with it according to the original plan?”
Chen Shiming frowned slightly. “Yes, we can’t relax at this time.”
At the same time, the news from both sides became paper documents and were presented on Lin Shizong’s desk.
On the sofa on the other side of the office, Gu Shen was looking at his phone and said in his usual tone, “At this stage, it is a good thing that Chen Shiming strictly investigated so many things some time ago. Then Chen Group’s first quarter this year shouldn’t be as optimistic as last year. Against a group, you can’t only think about dealing with the Chen family. If there are internal problems then we will fan the flames. Then some people will be more anxious than us.”
Lin Shizong flipped through the documents. “Time is indeed tight. If we can’t let the Chen family fall into a short-term crisis during this time, we will be in danger.”
“What are you afraid of?” Gu Shen was relaxed. “There is definitely a crisis. One month is enough to plunge the Chen Group into a short-term crisis. Even if that isn’t the case, they can only ask for help from outsiders, banks or others in order to deal with these problems. Then we can do more.”
Lin Shizong looked at Gu Shen. “Am I completely tearing all pretenses of cordiality with the Chen Group?”
“Yes, what are you afraid of? They can’t attack you as long as they have no evidence.” Gu Shen shrugged. “Even if there is evidence, it is estimated that this evidence is just surface level. You can escape from the Sun family’s counterattack and it is estimated that the Chen family doesn’t know as much as the Sun family. If they really call the police and bite at you with the evidence, you can push a few people out.”
Lin Shizong frowned slightly. “Your words are on the premise that the internal affairs of the Chen Group aren’t discovered.”
“Chen Shiming is so busy dealing with the projects. How can he have the energy to collect evidence? I’m afraid that once the problems of the project leaks out, our side would’ve already destroyed the evidence before they have even solved it.” Gu Shen knew what Lin Shizong was worried about. They had used the Chen family’s channels and manpower to make profits, as well as used the project assets. This would inevitably leave evidence in the Chen Group’s collective system.
They couldn’t completely destroy this evidence because the channels and manpower were still there. They could only hope that these chess pieces would play a role in dragging the Chen Group into the abyss.
Unless their purpose was achieved and the Chen Group went bankrupt, these things would inevitably be completely exposed one day as Chen Shiming purged them layer by layer.
However, it was different now. As long as the Chen family was forced to fall into a crisis of capital and had to mortgage assets, some things could become their things while others could be destroyed forever with the declaration of bankruptcy.
Sometimes, Gu Shen hated Lin Shizong’s indecision. Obviously, things could be solved quickly. He had to maintain that superficial decency while wanting to get more profits, dragging things to the point where it became more and more difficult to solve. Yet Lin Shizong still wanted to delay for two years to deal with it. By then, the Chen family would have more evidence and the internal environment would be more stable. It would only be more difficult to shake the foundation of the Chen family and plunge them into a crisis.
If it wasn’t for him still having a place to use Lin Shizong, the Gu family wouldn’t have gone to such great lengths to protect this person and they would’ve cleaned up their tails so that the fire didn’t burn on the Gu family’s side.
“Chen Shiming already knows a lot.”
Lin Shizong frowned and said, “Don’t forget that there is another person over there who is helping them.”
“I know. But if we force them, the person who is helping them will also surface. Then won’t it be easy to deal with him at that time?” Gu Shen saw his nervous expression and continued. “Don’t worry, I have someone watching the inside of the Chen Group and the other person has sent news. Chen Shiming’s actions aren’t as big as you think and the several projects we moved this time weren’t in his original verification arrangement.”
Lin Shizong looked at the calm young man. On the one hand, he felt that this man was a madman. On the other hand, he felt that this approach was really risky and arrogant.
With madmen, he would sooner or later be dragged into the quagmire by the madman. He asked, “So what are you going to do next?”
“If we want to put the Chen Group into a crisis, in addition to releasing our weapons step by step… There is another more important thing.”
Gu Shen continued, “Of course. It is to detonate public opinion and put more pressure on the Chen Group.”
The two of them were deliberating and focusing their attention on the Chen side.
Elsewhere in the Lin Group, they encountered another problem.
Lin Medical had been busy with external expansion and stabilizing their foundation over the years. They also sought business expansion and development, so they inevitably encountered more competitors. Dealing with these competitors and grabbing projects had become a major means for them to expand. During this period, according to the plan, Lin Medical intended to create an integrated medical product supply. Then they first had to face several large manufacturers in the south.
Things had been prepared and the needed relationships had already been opened up. They even stirred up the internal relationships of these manufacturers, ready to let them fight and consume each other.
But in the past two days, it wasn’t known how but these big manufacturers suddenly united. They attacked Lin Medical’s side together and the connected party sent news that things were difficult to handle. The joint manufacturers put pressure on their bidding project.
“Supervisor, should we still handle this matter in the original way?”
The supervisor who looked at the pile of documents heard this. “It is just the project here. We need to ask our superiors for more funding. If the other person competes with us then we can only use money to overcome it. They also have some competition of their own. If they want to consume us, they might not be able to.”
He flipped through the documents and continued talking. “Don’t be nervous when encountering this type of thing. It is just a few manufacturers. Follow our original method.”
He had encountered this type of thing before. It was nothing more than a few people who understood things suddenly figuring it out and not wanting to enter their routine.
It wasn’t difficult to deal with this situation. It was just a bit troublesome.
The moment the supervisor arranged things here, someone from another project ran in.
“Supervisor, it isn’t good. Our bid in K City didn’t win. It was cut off!”