Chapter 257: Back To That Key Moment ⑩
“闻总, 吉通乡那边已经谈妥了，顺利的话, 一周后就可以动工了。”秘书童斐一边汇报一边将文件传给闻景戎。
“Mr. Wen, we’ve negotiated with Ji Tong village, and if things go well, we can begin construction in a week.” Secretary Tong Fei reported while passing the document to Wen Jingrong.
“Negotiated?” Wen Jingrong was doubtful, “Nothing unexpected happened during the process? Wasn’t there a petition before?”
Petition? What’s the situation? Shang Ke, who was leaning on Wen Jingrong’s finger, muttered secretly.
The system instantly answered: 【Ji Tong village is a new project that Wen Jingrong is going to develop. Due to the majority of the villagers firmly opposing, this area has not been successfully acquired.】
“这件事说来也是运气。”童斐表情古怪地解释道, “那些乡民确实打算上访，但在临行前, 他们视为守护神的百年老树突然被雷电给劈成了两半，接着很多乡民家中的牲口相继染上瘟疫，损失惨重，不少人都说这是天意，然后, 他们就同意接受我们的收购了。”
“This matter is also by luck.” Tong Fei explained with an odd expression, “The villagers did intend to start a petition, but before they left, the century-old tree they regarded as a guardian god was suddenly split in half by lightning, and then many villagers’ livestock successively caught the plague and they suffered heavy losses. Many people said it was God’s will, and then, they agreed to accept our acquisition. “
“There was no objection to our purchase price?”
闻景戎默然：为什么比上辈子还顺利？当初为了消耗身上的福光，他极尽奸商之能事，不择手段地为非作歹。比如这次收购, 他把价格压得很低, 还预备了强制拆迁队，结果什么手段都还没用上，收购就成功了？
Wen Jingrong was silent: Why was it even smoother than his previous life? In the beginning, in order to consume the blessing on his body, he did his best to be a dishonest businessman, and did not hesitate to do wrong by any means. For example, in this acquisition, he lowered the price to a very low level, and also prepared a demolition team to enforce this. However, the acquisition was successful before any of these means were used?
“The contract is also signed?” Wen Jingrong asked again.
“Yes.” Tong Fei glanced at Wen Jingrong strangely, why did his boss look unhappy? By right, finishing this project effortlessly at a price 20% lower than that of the standard price was enough to be considered the most successful and lucky acquisition in the industry.
With a sullen face, Wen Jingrong instructed, “Help me draft an additional contract to compensate each family an extra 1000￥ per square meter.”
“… What?” Tong Fei thought he had heard wrong.
Wen Jingrong’s eyes were cold: “If your ears are bad, go to the hospital to cure them.”
However, even if he would be killed by his boss’s eyes, Tong Fei still needs to check once again. Adding 1000￥ per square meter, this is easily billions of dollars going out!
“Mr. Wen, please say it again, allow me to record it.” He finally got used to the boss’s treachery and shamelessness, so secretary Tong Fei couldn’t quite adapt to this sudden generosity and selflessness.
“Help me draft an additional contract to compensate each family an extra 1000￥ per square meter.” Before Wen Jingrong could say anything, a certain all-purpose “concealed” pen had already turned on its recording function.
Wen Jingrong looked at the magic pen in his hand with surprise, his Keke could already speak using his voice?
“Thank you, Mr. Wen.” Tong Fei calmly recorded this into his own portable computer.
“One more thing, Chairman Chen cancelled tomorrow’s meal with you because something cropped up, do you need me to arrange another time for you?”
Who is Chairman Chen again? Shang Ke searched through his memory hard.
The system instantly answered: 【Chen Jimin, the newly appointed political committee chairman of Linyang City, corrupt and bribed and morally corrupt. He will be subjected to Shuanggui in a few years in the fight against corruption and pornography.】
Shang Ke: “…”
Wen Jingrong said in a muffled voice: “No need to make an appointment, no more appointments even in the future!”
Tong Fei paused, and then said, “In addition, there is also…”
“There’s still more? Why are there so many matters today?” Wen Jingrong’s face was sullen.
Tong Fei was silent for a moment, but finally risked his life to advise: “Two months ago, you canceled the plan to build a hospital and was ready to invest in the foreign chemical industry. Unfortunately, the several chemical plants you looked at are either backwards in technology, facing bankruptcy, or are ordered to rectify themselves because of pollution problems. They have basically lost their value for investment. Is Mr. Wen considering choosing a new investment project? “
Wen Jingrong: “…Cancel it and continue to build the hospital.”
Shang Ke: “…”
“Okay.” Tong Fei did not express any objection to his boss’s capriciousness and dutifully took down notes, then bowed and withdrew.
After Tong Fei left the office, Shang Ke used the voice function of the magic pen to ask, “What have you done during the years I was away?”
“What?” Wen Jingrong pretended to be calm.
“Forcibly acquiring land, contacting government officials of bad character, and investing in polluting projects.” Shang Ke remembered that although someone was a bit of a slag, he wasn’t so unscrupulous to the point of touching the bottom line of morality.
“After losing you, I spent the whole day muddled, often making wrong decisions, resulting in company losses and declining performance.” Wen Jingrong held his forehead with a heavy expression.
System:【Before Wen Jingrong’s died, Wen’s enterprise had developed into a super giant ranked in the top ten in the world, making money every day and becoming richer than the country.】
Shang Ke: “…”
“Luckily you’re back, Keke.” Wen Jingrong held the magic pen and said with deep emotion, “As long as you are around, I believe I will be able to run the company well and make lots and lots of money so that you have no worries in life.”
Shang Ke: Haha, the expression is spot on. This promise is 99.99% credible, the remaining 0.01% is to keep him from being too proud.
If there was no system as a narrator by his side, he might have really believed it. But now it seems that those plans were definitely not a mistake in decision making, but intentional.
Shang Ke remembered something Wen Jingrong had said: “I will find a way to eliminate the blessing on my body and not let you suffer any harm.”
Obviously, these “wrong” decisions are someone’s means of eliminating the blessing.
Fool. For a lover who you may never see again, you were willing to jump into a quagmire and destroy your own future. If not for his strong blessing, he probably might have gone down a road of no return.
“Keke?” Seeing that Shang Ke did not respond for a long time, Wen Jingrong called out tentatively.
Shang Ke was angry and distressed, and did not want to pay attention to him.
“Keke, why aren’t you saying anything?” Wen Jingrong clicked on the computer screen, “I downloaded a new game yesterday, let’s play together?”
What do you mean by play? You’re the chairman of a company. How can you sit in the office and play games every day?!
“Work hard, you’ll be off work in two hours.” Shang Ke viciously reminded.
“…Oh.” Are we really not going to play? The game downloaded this time is currently the most popular MMORPG, they can fight monsters, level up and see the scenery together, and also marry along the way or something…
Whoosh. Dozens of documents automatically popped up, occupying the entire computer screen.
Wen Jingrong: “Keke, let’s skip work today?”
Shang Ke: “Didn’t you say that you will make lots and lots of money, so that I have no worries in life?”
Wen Jingrong immediately said: “Work comes first!” Although he can make money every minute, he can’t make it look too easy, otherwise Keke will not feel distressed for him.
In the previous life, in order to eliminate his blessing, Wen Jingrong can be described to have made a great deal of effort and blackened himself all the way until the end. However, he didn’t manage to find Keke even before he died. In this life, Keke has washed away his full body of negative energy. Not only was he no longer afraid of his blessing, he needed to rely on it to cultivate. Therefore, he must remove all the hidden dangers left behind in his previous life as soon as possible, and complete the magnificent transformation from an unscrupulous businessman to a charity ambassador.
“Aisai, help me check how many welfare organisations are there in the country.” Wen Jingrong took the time to make a video call to his right-hand man.
“What for?” Aisai casually teased, “Does Big Boss want to support the charity causes of his country?”
“Big Boss, although I am also a person without morality, I will still give a sincere suggestion. Let go of those poor old, young, sick and disabled.”
Wen Jingrong subconsciously covered Keke with his palm and said with a dark face, “I plan to establish a support fund which targets to fund some lonely elderly and out-of-school children.”
“… Did you forget to take your medicine?”
Wen Jingrong’s eyes were cold, and the villainous aura accumulated in his previous life suddenly burst out: “Aisai, who do you think you are talking to?”
“…”Aisai’s smile froze, put away his cynical expression and said with a straight face, “Okay, I’ll get right on it.”
After ending the call, the coldness on Wen Jingrong’s body still did not dissipate and he had a domineering “whoever dares to piss me off will go to hell” look.
“What’s with your… ghastly appearance?” A monotone mechanical voice suddenly sounded from his cuffs.
Wen Jingrong’s expression froze, and within seconds, his expression looked like an idiot. A pair of crocodile-like cold stern eyes flashed out a harmless light like that of a moose: “What?”
Shang Ke: “… It’s nothing.”
He suddenly found that although the brilliant blessing still remains, someone’s heart seems to already have signs of blackening…
He acted charitable on the surface, but the heart has no compassion. This was the conclusion Shang Ke came to after observing silently for a few days. Only in front of him will Wen Jingrong’s face show a trace of warmth and softness. When treating other people or things, he would inadvertently show imperceptible coldness and arrogance.
Although he deliberately hid it, the habit formed over a long time is difficult to be changed in a short time. In Shang Ke’s eyes, this man’s temperament changes between a domineering man and an idiot every day in a crazy manner.
“I heard that you recently donated a sum of money to the old folks’ home.” Ge Junxuan looked at Wen Jingrong with concerned eyes, “Brother, are you feeling uncomfortable somewhere?”
Wen Jingrong glanced at him strangely, “You came to my house in the middle of the night just to ask about my health?”
“No, I plan to introduce a friend to you.” Ge Junxuan had the sincere smile of a professional salesman on his face.
Wen Jingrong’s reply was to directly close the door. Every time he saw Ge Junxuan with this unnatural smile on his face saying he wanted to introduce him to a friend, Wen Jingrong knew he was too idle and intended to pull him into some indecent relationship.
“Wen Jingrong, are you still a man?” Ge Junxuan shouted as he slapped the door, “Every time I give you a chance to show off, you would back out! Can’t you be brave for once? It’s just a one-night stand, do you have to be so stubborn?”
“Ka-cha!” The door suddenly opened and a trash can flew out from inside, hitting Ge Junxuan right in the face. It was then followed by a furious shout: “Get out!”
Ge Junxuan touched his face, muttered a few times, then left with his head hanging in defeat.
He would come to find Wen Jingrong every once in a while to make trouble. First, it was to pull his brother out of the pain of losing his lover. Second, it was to ease the guilt in his own heart. After all, Shang Ke’s death was indirectly related to the person he once liked, not to mention that Shang Ke had also saved his life.
Although that person has already been sent to prison, Ge Junxuan knows that Wen Jingrong’s resentment has never been eliminated…
Wen Jingrong walked back to his room with an irritable mood, his body still carrying a gloom that had not dissipated.
After closing the door of the room, he suddenly heard a rustling sound coming from the fitting room. His expression changed, and he walked lightly to the fitting room door. Through the door gap, he saw a slender figure wearing a loose T-shirt, revealing two even long legs which stood barefooted on the dark plush blanket. It made the skin look extra white and delicate, making people feel like playing with it.
Wen Jingrong’s breathing became heavy. He rushed behind the figure almost in a blink of an eye. Turning him around, he hugged Shang Ke’s waist with one hand while the other hand held the back of Shang Ke’s head as he pulled him into a deep kiss.
“Keke…” Wen Jingrong pressed the person in his arms down on the table, roughly ripped off the T-shirt he just wore, captured his hands and trapped him in a small area. The long-accumulated desire all erupted at this moment. He did not give Shang Ke a chance to breathe at all. Without any reservation, he began to plunder crazily like a wild storm…
Shang Ke withstand the dull pain and invasion from underneath and only want to yell: Mother fucker, getting rougher every time. Can’t he be considerate for once!