“Grandma, are you really letting Su Yimo to handle this matter?” Su Ruijin spoke to the old Madam.
The grandmother showed a nonchalant attitude and replied, “Since Yimo was the person who secured the contract, it is most natural for her to take charge. Is there a problem?”
“Mum, you should reconsider this. Su Yimo is just a woman, if she were to get influential and gain prestige in the office, it will severely harm the interest of Ruijin.” Su Wenyi said.
The grandmother looked at the two of them in irritation and said, “Say what you want to say and don’t beat around the bush.”
“Grandma, although Han Jingru was a matrilocal, he is still an outsider. He had been married three years and that piece of trash didn’t managed to do anything at all. If Su Yimo were to take charge of the company, aren’t you afraid that our family legacy would fall into the hands of an outsider?” Su Ruijin said.
“Yimo doesn’t have the slightest feeling towards that trash. If it wasn’t the sake of the Su family’s reputation, I would have long made them to divorce. What you worry will never happen.” the old Madam said.
Su Ruijin gritted his teeth and continued, “Grandma, we just don’t know what will happen in the future! It is always right to be more careful. And since the contract has been signed, it doesn’t matter if we change the person in charge. Are you betting our Su family’s future on Su Yimo and Han Jingru’s relationship?”
When the old Madam heard that, she changed into a solemn expression.
Although Su Yimo had no marital relationship with Han Jingru, no one could guarantee what would happen in the future. What if they just got close all of the sudden?
The West city project was of outmost importance to the Su family and it could lift up the Su family in Yun city like no other. In another word, the person in charge of the project would have a prestigious position in the company in the future.
If Su Yimo was able to win the favor of others, the Su family might even fall into the hands of an outsider like Han Jingru.
“Grandma, Han Jingru had held back himself for so many years. I suspect that he had a hidden agenda. Maybe he was just waiting for this day!” Su Ruijin continued.
The grandmother simply harrumphed, “How dare that piece of trash covet our family legacy! Alright, you will be the person in charge of the project. I will call Su Yimo right now.”
The moment Su Ruijin heard that, he was just elated but he pretended to be indifferent and said, “Grandma, I wasn’t trying to steal from Su Yimo. I am just doing everything I can for the greater benefit of the Su family!”
The grandmother knew him all too well and she was aware of his thought.
“You don’t have to rub it in now. Do you think I don’t know what you were thinking? One more thing, do not try your luck in front of me like previously anymore. That piece of Pu’er tea cake was a waste to even feed it to the pigs.” The grandmother said sternly.
Su Ruijin nodded hurriedly, “I will never do that again. Grandma, Ruijin will definitely be down to earth from now on.”
Su Yimo was busy preparing for the business meeting tomorrow. The moment she heard the call from the grandmother, she was stupefied.
Although she got the contract easily, it was still her credit. Why would it end up with Su Ruijin being in charged?
“Okay, I have made my decision. Just take a leave tomorrow.”
When Su Yimo heard the silent beep over the phone, she gritted her teeth in resentment. She knew that it was Su Ruijin messing from the back and persuaded the grandmother to change the person in charge.
Sometime later, her phone rang again and it was from Su Ruijin.
The moment she answered the phone, she heard Su Ruijin’s smug voice, “Su Yimo, do you think you will be able to win against me? Let me tell you this, you will always be underneath me for the rest of your life!”
“Su Ruijin, you shameless piece of shit! I was the one that got the deal!” Su Yimo fumed grudgingly.
“So what? Grandma had made me the person in charge. Do you dare to disobey her? Actually, I should be thanking you. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be able to get this project. But then we happenned to be enemy. So you are just destined to end up with nothing alongside that trash. But this is just good for you as well. You don’t even need to do anything, and you even…”
Before Su Ruijin finished, Su Yimo hung up the phone. The woman was so angry that her veins were popping out.
Since the grandmother was the one that made the decision, Su Yimo knew that she wouldn’t be able to change anything. Even when Su Ruijin was taunting her and rubbing it to her face, there was just nothing she could do.
Su Yimo roared to let out her frustration.
That loud voice startled the parents and they ran to the living room.
“Yimo, what happened? Did Han Jingru bully you?” Jiang Yan said nervously. Although the daughter had been married with Han Jingru for three years, the mother knew that Su Yimo hadn’t let Han Jingru so far as to touch her. And the mother just didn’t want her dear daughter to end up with a trash like Han Jingru.
“What happened?” Su Wenlun asked nervously as well.
Su Yimo was simply venting her vex. Now that she wouldn’t be able to change the fact, she simply said weakly, “It’s nothing. I was frustrated and I wanted to vent.”
“Why are you frustrated? You have even secured the project with Rumo. And from today onwards, you will be in charge of the project and our family will have a better and better position in the company. You should be happy!” Su Wenlun said smilingly.
“That, grandma changed the person in charge. She let Su Ruijin replace me.” Su Yimo said with her head held low.
“What!?” Su Wenlun said in shock. Su Yimo was the person who got the deal but now Su Ruijin took over?
Jiang Yan was so angry that she stormed her feet and screamed loudly, “Su Ruijin, that cursed filth, he must have went to slander you in front of the grandmother. No way! I must confront him!”
Was Su Wenlun saw that Jiang Yan wanted to run out the door, he grabbed her back hurriedly, “Mum is the one that made the decision. What’s the point to even quarrel with Su Ruijin?”
“What’s the point? And should we just surrender every single time? Should he just step on us rightfully like that? Su Wenlun, you are so useless and you didn’t even have your principles anymore!” Jiang Yan screamed in hysteria.
Su Wenlun was frightened and didn’t dare to speak anymore. Su Yimo added, “Mum, dad was right. It is useless for you to cause a scene.”
“Should we just give up like that? You are the one who did all the hard work but Su Ruijin takes all the credit. Can you accept that?” Jiang Yan said.
How could Su Yimo accept that? But the grandmother was a dictator in both the company and at home. Even if she was frustrated, there was nothing she could do.
At that time, Han Jingru appeared in the living room and he spoke to Su Yimo, “Rest assured. Aside from you, no one can be in charge of this assignment.”
Jiang Yan was just enraged. The moment she saw Han Jingru, her anger erupted and she sneered coldly, “This is our family matter. What does it have to do with you!? Just keep your mouth shut.”
Su Yimo was anxious. Han Jingru was the one that made the contract successful yet her mother was treating him in contempt.
“Mum, hurry and get some sleep. I will think of something.” Su Yimo said.
Jiang Yan was just simmering in anger and she wasn’t willing to sleep. However, Su Wenlun dragged her back into the room.
Su Yimo went back to her room. And after closing the door, she said to Han Jingru, “I apologize for my mother’s sake. She knows nothing, and so…”
“If I minded that, I would have left home long ago.” Han Jingru said nonchalantly.
It was the simplest reply yet it struck Su Yimo’s heart ever so heavily. How could he treat this place like his home?
“People are scorning you, insulting, humiliating and treating you with great enmity. Don’t you mind at all?” Su Yimo asked.
“You have suffered more than me. What right do I have to complain?”
The moment Su Yimo heard that, she was stupefied. She covered her face and wept silently.
You… Did you take this all in because of me?
The next day, Su Ruijin wore his best suit and he stood by the company’s entrance to receive Zhong Ji.
Although they had already signed the contract, the meeting today was equally as important. Most importantly, he must made sure that Zhong Ji accepted the change of person in charge.
Su Ruijin was confident that he would be able to replace Su Yimo. The man had a higher position in the company than Su Yimo and he had more influence. He could definitely make Zhong Ji feel that the Su family was sincere in this cooperation.
When Zhong Ji appeared in the distance, Su Ruijin hurried forward impatiently.
“Hi Mr. Zhong, I am Su Ruijin, the representative from the Su family.” Su Ruijin stretched out his hand and introduced himself manneredly.
Zhong Ji accepted his handshake and that made Su Ruijin elated. It seemed that Zhong Ji had accepted the change of person in charge. So Su Yimo had gotten the contract by pure luck. It didn’t matter if she was involved or not.