The place where the contract was to be signed was chosen to be a quiet business club. Qin Xingfeng’s hungover face was a bit tired and dejected when he came to the private room with the specially processed contract.
The person in charge of Ruizhen Electronics was surnamed Wang and he was the one Qin Xingfeng called a ‘friend.’ He entered the private room with Qin Xingfeng and his eyes immediately fell on the young man on the sofa who was playing with his phone. Just as the information said, he was a dandy. He dressed casually and there was a large chain tied to his pants. It was different from his proud brother Chen Shiming.
Of course, the person surnamed Wang didn’t say this explicitly. He smiled and went up to greet the young man with Qin Xingfeng. Then he noticed that Chen Qizhao had brought two people with him. Both of them were wearing suits and leather shoes and looked like professionals just from their gestures. They should be the ‘professionals’ hired by Chen Qizhao to see the contract.
They introduced themselves to each other and talked about the contract.
“Brother Xingfeng, I’m sorry, I left in a hurry last night and didn’t have time to drink further with you.” Chen Qizhao’s stopped on Qin Xingfeng’s body for half a second before his gaze moved to the slightly fat Mr Wang. He paused for a moment before smiling. “It is my first time so I don’t understand this. I found two lawyers to help me take a look. You don’t mind, right?”
Mr Wang said, “Caution is normal. If you have any questions or requirements, we can discuss it and modify things.”
The two people on the other side looked at each other. Then they took the contract and quickly studied it.
They were from the Chen Group’s legal team. Before coming here, they were instructed by Special Assistant Xu that everything was subject to Second Young Master Chen’s arrangement. They originally thought they were looking at a commercial cooperation contract. Who knew that after entering the private room, Chen Qizhao would make several demands on them. One was to increase the cost of the breach of contract and to increase the favorable conditions for him.
Such a contract was too purposeful. If Chen Qizhao hadn’t looked like he was doing nothing and chatting with other people when talking to them, they almost thought it was another person who was working with them instead of Chen Qizhao.
At that time, they had suggested, “These conditions are too harsh and the other party might not necessarily agree to relax the negotiation requirements.”
Chen Qizhao told them, “Rest assured, they will sign it.”
Sure enough, after they made their request, the expression of Mr Wang was a bit bad. “I need to confirm this with my boss.”
Chen Qizhao readily agreed.
The private room was quiet and the two lawyers discussed things in a low voice.
Chen Qizhao played with his phone. His interest seemed more on his phone than the contract result. Qin Xingfeng looked at Chen Qizhao and thought of the person he saw in the bathroom yesterday. He still remembered it deeply and always felt that something was wrong… could it be his illusion?
Chen Qizhao opened his mouth. “It is so slow.”
“I’ll go out and take a look.” Qin Xingfeng saw that Mr Wang hadn’t returned and walked out. He found that the other person was on the phone.
“The conditions mentioned temporarily aren’t a big problem at first.” Mr Wang spoke respectfully to the person on the other end of the call. “He found two people to come over and it should be to specially talk about these conditions. The questions raised have gone to the core issue and some of the problems in our contract have been singled out.”
They talked for a while and it seemed like the other person agreed. Mr Wang hung up the call.
Qin Xingfeng stood next to him and looked at him. “Chen Qizhao’s attitude over the past two days has been strange.”
“It is normal for a little boy whose hair hasn’t grown to be strange. This contract must be signed with you. You must know that we aren’t signing with him. Our purpose is to sign with the Chen Group.” Mr Wang said in a bad tone, “Chen Qizhao is useless. His father and brother are the problem. Yet in the end, he is still a relative of the Chen family so we can borrow his name. Don’t forget our original plan. This project is just the beginning.”
Mr Wang added, “What are you afraid of? You just need to coax that little brat. Once you do this well, your father will definitely favor you. Then you won’t need to worry about a small company. It won’t be impossible even if you want the Qin family.”
Qin Xingfeng thought about the Qin family and nodded.
Not long after, Mr Wang came back and said most of the conditions could be discussed, but there were two points that needed to be changed.
The two members of the legal team were a bit surprised when they saw this and they looked at Chen Qizhao.
Chen Qizhao wasn’t worried that these two people wouldn’t sign in. On the contrary, Qin Xingfeng’s leaked words yesterday revealed that Ruizhen Electronics had a backer. There was no need to worry about market channels or early operating costs. If it could go through S City and the backer wasn’t the Sheng family then there were only some retail investors and the Lin family left.
In general, it was difficult to link to the Lin family because Ruizhen Electronics had nothing to do with the Lin family on the surface.
On the contrary, if the other person was willing to compromise then the only person it could be was Lin Shizong.
Just then, Yan Kailin’s message popped up on his phone screen. Ever since he went back yesterday, he had pulled Yan Kailin out of the blacklist. Yan Kailin also seemed to like chatting. From last night to now, the two of them hadn’t stopped chatting.
Yan Kailin: [I’m speechless. Shen Yuhuai actually doesn’t have to go to the research institute today. There is probably no way to eat with you at night.]
Chen Qizhao asked why the other person didn’t go.
Yan Kailin replied: [He said he is resting today. I thought his research institute was very busy but now he doesn’t seem that busy! He doesn’t have to go even on a weekday.]
Of course, Shen Yuhuai was still a student. He was probably going to the research institute for a project with his mentor.
Chen Qizhao replied to Yan Kailin and swiped to another page. A new number was added to his contacts but he had no reason to call it. He wasn’t familiar with Shen Yuhuai at the moment. At most, the other person had given him a ride so it seemed a bit deliberate to invite him to a meal.
The two lawyers saw Chen Qizhao and knew what they had to do. They discussed the specific conditions with the other party.
By the time the dust settled, Yan Kailin had already messaged Chen Qizhao about what he would eat tonight. Chen Qizhao saw the rich dishes sent by the other person and felt a bit hungry. He replied: [It looks good. Where did you get the delivery from?]
Yan Kailin: [What delivery? Chef Shen did it himself.]
Chen Qizhao’s hand that was replying stopped slightly.
Yan Kailin: [Don’t say it, it is quite delicious.]
The meal was for two people and it was rare to have three meat dishes and one vegetable dish. Yan Kailin couldn’t help sharing it with his friends after taking the photo and he even sent it to his Moments to get praise.
He held his chopsticks and didn’t forget to look at his phone while eating. He saw his brother Yan Kaiqi give it a like and felt relieved.
Yan Kailin muttered, “Strange, why didn’t he reply to me?”
Shen Yuhuai looked at him doubtfully. “Your brother?”
“No.” Yan Kailin raised his phone to look for a signal. “It is Brother Zhao. He just told me he was hungry but didn’t reply to me after I sent the photos.”
Special Assistant Xu arrived outside the clubhouse. The two lawyers were broadcasting the contract process to him on his face. It seemed the negotiation effect wasn’t bad and it was even too smooth.
In the distance, neon lights were everywhere and the dust on the side of the road was increasing, not decreasing.
Another 10 minutes passed and he couldn’t resist sending a message to the team.
Then over the sound of passing cars, a voice was suddenly heard. “Xiao Xu?”
Special Assistant Xu raised his head and found a person standing not too far away. He asked with surprise, “Brother Jiang? Are you resting today?”
The person who came was surnamed Jiang and he was Chen Jianhong’s right-hand man in the group. When Assistant Xu first entered the industry, he also trained under this person’s hands for a period of time and admired him very much.
“Yes, I just finished a business trip and took a two day break. Are you busy? Is Xiao Chen inside?” Brother Jiang was wearing casual clothes and carrying a bag in his hand. It was as if he had just come out of the mall next door.
Special Assistant Xu smiled as he said, “No, I came to pick someone up.”
Brother Jiang thought about it before wondering, “Is it the Second Young Master?”
Special Assistant Xu nodded.
Brother Jiang patted him on the shoulder. “Jiayou. It is hard working overtime.”
Special Assistant Xu laughed. Then he saw someone coming out in the distance, spoke a few words to Brother Jiang and hurried over.
Brother Jiang’s gaze followed Special Assistant Xu’s figure before finally stopping on the door of the clubhouse.
His original smile became a bit shallower. He paused for half a moment before quickly leaving the door of the clubhouse.
Chen Qizhao came out of the clubhouse and was a bit surprised when he saw Special Assistant Xu. Then he heard this person say that Chen Shiming had him come and his eyes became a bit strange. “What did he say?”
Special Assistant Xu pondered on it. “He said there is something tonight and to take you home for dinner.”
Chen Qizhao looked at him. “The original words?”
Special Assistant Xu thought of his boss’ cold face in the face and then the little overlord in front of him who wasn’t easy to get along with. Then he immediately changed his words, “After the discussion, take that person home and don’t let him go outside to fool around.”
He added, “Those are the boss’ original words.”
“It is his style.”
Special Assistant Xu didn’t dare to speak.
Chen Qizhao wondered, “Are we going?”
Special Assistant Xu was relieved. “This way.”
There were cicadas chirping in the summer and the sweltering heat made the weather a bit humid. Chen Qizhao casually looked at his phone, ignoring the irrelevant messages one by one. Then he became slightly startled when he read the messages from Zhang Yazhi and Chen Shiming.
Chen Shiming had sent him a message 30 minutes ago, stating that he asked the assistant to pick him up.
Zhang Yazhi asked him what time he was coming home. She said that she had prepared a big meal and asked him not to stay outside for too long.
It had been awhile since he was reborn but Chen Qizhao was still a bit unaccustomed to seeing these messages.
The scenery outside the window quickly passed as he got closer to his destination.
By the time Chen Qizhao arrived home, it was already 8 o’clock in the evening. His eyes habitually scanned the dim garage and he found that a car was parked in a parking space closer to the door. He looked at the villa with some doubts. Was there a guest today?
In the past, Zhang Yazhi often brought her little sisters home with her to eat dinner.
Chen Qizhao didn’t care about it. Then not long after entering the villa, he heard a familiar voice. He was slightly startled and headed to the door of the living room. There, he saw there was one more person on the sofa.
The man seemed to have just returned from outside. He was still wearing a suit and his briefcase was by his side. The middle-aged man’s figure was slightly fatter and there was a serious expression on his face as he talked to Chen Shiming.
The man seemingly noticed his gaze and stopped talking to turn to him.
It was his father, Chen Jianhong.