Things had turned around so quickly that Fan Ming and the others took a while to recover their bearings.
“What are you humming and hawing for? Hurry up and apologize to Lu Chen!” Xia Jun was like a cat on hot bricks.
He could never have imagined that the person backing Lu Chen was the richest man in Chongqing—Lu Zhong.
The moment Lu Chen left his office, he’d received a call from Lu Zhong.
Lu Zhong had been straight to the point, saying that he’d offended Lu Zhong’s Young Master. To appease the Young Master, Lu Zhong would bankrupt his company before 5 p.m. that day.
Lu Zhong had only made the call to ensure that he understood the reason behind his demise.
It sounded presumptuous.
But Tycoon Lu had the means to back it up.
What chance did he stand against Tycoon Lu?!
Before Lu Zhong, the richest man in Chongqing, he was just a small fry, unfit to even meet his gaze!
There was nothing to do about it but chase after Lu Chen.
After all, no one besides Lu Chen could save him now.
Fan Ming flinched when he met General Manager Xia’s intimidating gaze, caving in right away.
“L-Lu Chen, I’m sorry. I was blind. Please forgive my ignorance!” Fan Ming gritted his teeth and finally made himself apologize to Lu Chen.
Fan Ming knew what General Manager Xia actually meant, that he’d be fired if he didn’t apologize.
He had a very niche customer base, mainly for peephole cameras. And in Chongqing, only Dong Jia Electronics had made a name for itself with peephole cameras. If he was fired, unless he left Chongqing, he would be out on the streets.
Moreover, he wasn’t willing to leave and give up the tens of thousands that he earned in commission each month.
Yu Hai and the security guards bowed their heads, not daring to meet General Manager Xia’s gaze for fear that he’d order them to apologize to Lu Chen as well.
“Lu Chen, you see…” Xia Jun turned to look at Lu Chen expectantly, putting on a smile for him.
Fan Ming and the others followed suit and looked toward Lu Chen
Lu Chen’s eyes narrowed as he considered it for a moment. “That will be alright for now.”
Lu Chen knew that Fan Ming was most likely resentful about having been forced to apologize, let alone sincere.
Since it was like that, he’d toy with him slowly.
“Don’t you have to get to work?” Xia Jun breathed a sigh of relief. If Lu Chen had been willing to let up on Fan Ming; then he still had hope.
“Yes, yes. I’ll start work immediately!” Fan Ming shared Xia Jun’s relief, escaping like a mouse that had seen a cat.
Yu Hai hurriedly led the other security guards away from the lobby.
“Young Master Lu, I’m really sorry. I believed the lies that Fan Ming told me and had a misunderstanding about your leave of absence. I hope you’ll give me a chance to redeem myself,” Xia Jun pleaded once Fan Ming and the others had left, his sincerity evident.
He had no choice!
Right now, the survival of his company hinged on Lu Chen’s attitude. Let alone plead, he would get down on both knees without hesitation if Lu Chen wanted him to.
Lu Chen looked at Xia Jun with narrowed eyes for what seemed like forever—until Xia Jun’s heart pounded out of his chest—when he finally smiled. “Fine. Then let’s discuss it in your office.”
The lump in Xia Jun’s throat finally went away, and he hastily ushered Lu Chen back to his office.
“Director Fan, what do you think General Manager Xia means by this? He’d agreed to fire Lu Chen, so why is he on Lu Chen’s side now?” Back in Fan Ming’s office, Yu Hai asked with genuine curiosity.
Fan Ming’s forehead wrinkled, eyebrows scrunched together. He didn’t reply.
He didn’t know what the situation was either.
He’d been forced to apologize to Lu Chen, and though the episode hadn’t been witnessed by many others, it irked him terribly.
He, too, wanted to know what kind of spell Lu Chen had put on General Manager Xia to make General Manager Xia do such a one-eighty.
“Do you think it’s because General Manager Xia has some kind of relationship with Lu Chen’s wife? Maybe that’s why General Manager Xia is protecting him. Lin Yijun is the most beautiful woman in the company after all. Lots of people fancy her.” Yu Hai’s eyes lit up.
Fan Ming jolted. That’s right. Why didn’t I think about that earlier?
Even he, in the prime of his life, was captivated by Lin Yijun. General Manager Xia was sure to be head over heels for her.
Alarm bells rang at the thought. He’d been fighting over the same woman as General Manager Xia. Wasn’t that just looking for trouble?
“That must be it. But don’t worry. Since that’s the basis of their relationship, when General Manager Xia gets tired of Lin Yijun, it’ll be the end for Lu Chen in the company. We’ll take care of him then,” Fan Ming declared in a low tone.
“That brat is really something. He actually offered his wife to General Manager Xia for his protection. That’s bloody savage,” Yu Hai sneered.
Fan Ming’s lip curled as he turned to look out the window. He finally knew why Lin Yijun never gave him the time of day.
“Lin Yijun, Lin Yijun. I thought that you were a lady, but you’re just a damn wh*re!”
Fan Ming was fuming inside. Before this, he’d only been mad at Lu Chen, but now, the thought of Lin Yijun aggravated him even more.
‘So what if you’re General Manager Xia’s woman? As long as you’re in the sales department, I’ll still be able to make your life miserable!’
A cold gleam flashed in Fan Ming’s eyes. That Xia Jun hadn’t moved Lin Yijun to a different department, means that he doesn’t want anyone to know about their relationship. And so even if Xia Jun finds out about my making things difficult for Lin Yijun, he wouldn’t be able to say anything.
Lu Chen ended up changing his mind about bankrupting Dong Jia Electronics.
When he returned to the office with Xia Jun, he immediately proposed to acquire Dong Jia Electronics.
In the end, acceding to Xia Jun’s pleading, he didn’t brush Xia Jun aside completely, only buying out 70 percent of Dong Jia Group’s shares and becoming the principal shareholder of Dong Jia Electronics.
Lu Chen returned to the hospital after having settled everything.
“It takes such a long time just to resign?” Lin Yijun glared at Lu Chen.
They needed money desperately, but one of them had to take care of their daughter.
Otherwise, both of them would be taking leave constantly, making neither of them able to do their jobs properly.
It was why Lin Yijun hadn’t said anything when Lu Chen had announced that he would be handing in his resignation today.
After all, Lu Chen’s salary was a meager, stagnant sum; it wasn’t much use to them.
The real reason for her anger was because Lu Chen had been gone for the whole morning.
“I was delayed by some other matters,” Lu Chen explained.
“What could be more important than coming back and taking care of Qiqi?” Lin Yijun demanded as her lip curled.
Lu Chen wanted to tell her that he’d purchased Dong Jia Electronics.
But when he saw the disgust on Lin Yijun’s face, he just smiled, no longer motivated to explain.
Anticipation rose in his chest. What kind of reaction would Lin Yijun have when she found out that he was the real owner of Dong Jia Electronics?
“Take good care of Qiqi. If anything goes wrong, I’ll have your head,” Lin Yijun warned him frostily before picking up her handbag and heading to work.
Lu Chen ignored Lin Yijun, bending down to look at his daughter’s emaciated face. Her face was screwed up in pain, perhaps from a nightmare or due to her illness.
Distressed, Lu Chen lightly placed a kiss on his daughter’s forehead without waking her.
He watched as his daughter’s face slowly relaxed. Lu Chen then gave Lu Zhong a call, urging him to find a bone marrow match quickly before transferring his daughter to a VIP hospital ward.
Lu Chen ordered the private nurse that he’d just hired to take good care of Qiqi, then prepared to go out to have a bite. It was already one in the afternoon and he still hadn’t eaten anything.
He’d just exited the hospital when he saw his mother-in-law & sister-in-law walking toward him.