Chapter 1401: Made a Promise/ Old Buffon is Coming
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Chapter 1577: Made a Promise
Jing Xiaolu, Bao Sanli, Liu Luyou, and Xu Xiaobin's fingerprints were there on all the pages, as well as the fingerprints several staff members brought along by both parties. Only on one page, the fingerprints of Xu Xiaobin and several staff members were missing. What did this mean?
It meant that only one page had an issue; Xu Xiaobin had not touched this page before. In theory, Xu Xiaobin would not miss this page and read all the other pages of the contract directly.
“What's the content on this page?” Liu Huamei asked as she pointed to the problematic page number on the identification report, but then shook her head with a smile, “I know, it must be the most important page. It must be about the figures on investment and distribution of benefits, right?”
“That's right.” Jing Xiaolu nodded, not surprised by Liu Huamei's words. After all, the fingerprint identification report would be useless if not for this page.
Liu Huamei did not doubt the authenticity of this fingerprint identification report, not to mention that it had the seal of an authoritative organization on it. The key question was, if it wasn't to perpetrate a fraud, had Jing Xiaolu and Bao Sanli lost their minds? How could they sign such an unfair contract?
The only possibility was that a page in the middle of the contract had been replaced by Liu Jifei's men. They could only guess about how they changed it and whether incense was used; there was no evidence. However, this fingerprint identification report could be regarded as favorable evidence.
Of course, based on the fingerprint's processing development in the report, there was no manipulation of the page in question, and it was impossible to wipe off Xu Xiaobin's fingerprints alone. However, perhaps Liu Jifei would strongly deny it and claim that this identification report was rigged.
Liu Huamei said with a slight sigh, “I can believe the authority of this report, but it is not favorable enough evidence that will allow me to face Liu Zhenan. After all, you know that the Ming Yang Security Company is a company under Song Jiang's police station. This report is also made by Song Jiang's judicial agency. Therefore, if Liu Zhenan were to grab on to this point… After all, the current counterfeiting methods are also very advanced.”
There was a hidden meaning in Liu Huamei's words. Although it was not explicitly stated, her words were actually reminding Jing Xiaolu that this identification report might be counterfeited through Liu Zhenan's powerful connections if it was done by Jiangyan City.
“Hehe,” Jing Xiaolu smiled without taking it to heart. She tapped her finger on the identification report, “Xu Xiaobin, President Xu's fingerprints are not on this page of our copy of the contract. It is the same on the copy of the contract in Liu Jifei's hands. Most importantly, not only does this contract not have President Xu ‘s fingerprints, but President Bao's fingerprints are also not on it!”
Liu Huamei's eyebrows rose slightly and a hint of bafflement flashed across her beautiful eyes. I didn't even think of this! That's right, since Xu Xiaobin is currently on the Ming Yang Security Company's side, it means that he didn't know about the matter in advance. He is also a victim. So he certainly hasn't touched the page in question in Liu Jifei's hands! Liu Huamei was not sure whether Bao Sanli had touched it.
Thinking of this, there was a hint of admiration in Liu Huamei's eyes, “Vice President Jing is very clever. I didn't think of that.”
Through a short interaction, Liu Huamei had a rough grasp of the two people in front of her. Liu Huamei had previously inquired about Bao Sanli when the news of a cooperation with the Ming Yang Security Company was spread in the company. Bao Sanli started as a punk and his education level was quite low. He was indeed an unrefined person judging from today's interaction.
Jing Xiaolu was the person speaking all this time. It was apparent that she was the dominant one between her and Bao Sanli. Therefore, Jing Xiaolu must have thought about this fingerprint evidence, not Bao Sanli.
“I'm ashamed. Although I thought of it, I'm only wiser after the event happened.” Jing Xiaolu blushed, “I have to trouble Director Liu this time.”
Liu Huamei nodded. She would take care of this regardless of whether it was a company or personal matter. It was a joke to expect both parties to cooperate sincerely in this kind of contract relations.h.i.+p. For the future development of the company, this contract must be changed to a fair one that was beneficial to both parties.
As for personal matters, Liu Huamei also wanted to beat Liu Zhenan with this incident. Liu Huamei would not believe that Liu Zhenan was not behind this incident. It was impossible to say that Liu Zhenan didn't know that Liu Jifei had dared to do such a bold thing.
“I will raise this matter in the board of directors meeting tomorrow. President Bao, Vice President Jing, can you wait for my news?” Liu Huamei did not make any guarantees on the spot. Although she was quite sure she could involve Grandpa in this matter, Liu Huamei did not want to make any promises until it was done.
“Thank you, Director Liu.” Jing Xiaolu also knew that Liu Huamei would do her best since she had taken the matter in her hands; it was not important whether she made any promises.
“Director Liu, we've bothered you!” Bao Sanli also stood up and said some pleasantries, “I will try my best to accommodate you when you visit Song Jiang as a guest in the future!”
Liu Huamei smiled a little. This Bao Sanli is really an unrefined man. It seems that Jing Xiaolu next to him is the think tank. I just don't know what the relations.h.i.+p is between Bao Sanli and Jing Xiaolu?
Looking at their speech and behavior, they don't seem to have a lover's relations.h.i.+p. Bao Sanli had quite some respect for Jing Xiaolu, which made Liu Huamei a bit confused. This doesn't seem to be the att.i.tude a president would have towards a vice president.
It is possible to be kind if this vice president is quite talented, but this respect seems to reverse the superior-subordinate relations.h.i.+p.
However, this was other people's matters. Liu Huamei was just a little curious but did not ask much. After all, both sides were not very familiar with each other. She could understand without asking once they got familiar with one another.
After leaving the Jiangyan Building and getting in the car, Bao Sanli asked, “President Xu, will Director Liu do her best to help us?”
“I think so. She and Liu Zhenan have always been at odds with each other. Liu Zhenan was determined to exclude her from the core of the group's power. This matter has a clear relations.h.i.+p with Liu Zhenan. I don't think Liu Huamei will ignore it.” Xu Xiaobin said after he thought for a moment.
“That's right,” Jing Xiaolu agreed, “However, President Xu only said one of the reasons.”
“There is another reason?” Bao Sanli and Xu Xiaobin asked curiously at the same time.
“For the second reason, I have seen it in the information list before. Liu Huamei is a person who is dedicated to the company. She has a high reputation among the group's middle-ranking leaders. This is no secret; it can be seen in the Jiangyan Group's forum.” Jing Xiaolu said,” As you can see today, this rumor should be true!”
“Why are you so sure?” Xu Xiaobin was a little curious, “I'm someone from the company so I have also heard something about Director Liu. What she does is indeed good for the company, and she is not ashamed of anything. It is unlike her to struggle for power with Liu Zhenan.”
“President Xu, if I tell you the truth, don't be angry…” Jing Xiaolu hesitated.
“I? Angry? How can that be? Vice President Jing, you can just say whatever you want to say.” Xu Xiaobin was somewhat inexplicable and thought, What does commenting on Liu Huamei have to do with me?
“When the mobile phone recording was playing previously, although Liu Jifei used strategies… to insult w.a.n.g Lixia, Liu Huamei only had disgust in her eyes after she heard it; she was not very angry.” Jing Xiaolu said, “This shows that Liu Huamei is just full of disdain towards Liu Jife's actions; it is far from being angry. To put it plainly, this is because this matter has little to do with her! Liu Huamei has such an expression because it has nothing to do with the company's interests.”
“That is true, but it doesn't explain anything?” Xu Xiaobin was also used to it. The knot in his heart had been untied now that he had accepted w.a.n.g Lixia; he would certainly not avoid it again.
“Of course this can explain it! If she wants to fight for power, she can use this incident to attack Liu Jifei. Liu Jifei is Liu Zhenan's man. So if she wants to use this to make an issue, she could damage Liu Zhenan.” Jing Xiaolu said, “However, Liu Huamei didn't have that idea because she didn't have any kind of intention to strike Liu Zhenan!”
Chapter 1578: Old Buffon is Coming
Xu Xiaobin and Bao Sanli nodded in response to Jing Xiaolu's words. Indeed, if Liu Huamei wanted to use this as a means to attack Liu Zhenan, it was a good excuse and a strong point.
However, this matter had nothing to do with the company's affairs, so Liu Huamei was too lazy to care about it. If this recording could not be used as supporting evidence, then Liu Huamei would most probably not have the patience to listen to it.
“And after I showed her the fingerprint identification report, Liu Huamei determined that the contract was stolen and replaced. At that moment, her eyes were full of indignation!” Jing Xiaolu said, “It was a kind of regretful indignation because the changed contract had completely angered her. If this contract is carried out, it will not benefit the company! She is very clear that the cooperative relations.h.i.+p established under this unequal contract cannot be continued at all, and that's why she is very angry. Liu Huamei will only care if it impacts the company's interest as a whole! The evaluation of her on the internet is pretty accurate. Even if she is against Liu Zhenan, it is only because of the company's affairs; there is no personal enmity.”
Xu Xiaobin and Bao Sanli couldn't help but be moved. Liu Huamei really deserved admiration for being such a person! If there was such a person at the Jiangyan Group's helm, why worry about not being able to take it to the next level? However, everyone there likely knew that it would be very difficult if Liu Huamei wanted to control the Jiangyan Group's core of power.
“That's why I'm so sure that Liu Huamei can help us.” Jing Xiaolu breathed a sigh of relief, ” My heart can finally be at ease now.”
“I would still be worried if you didn't explain it that way.” Bao Sanli smiled uninhibited, “Xiaolu is really amazing!”
Jing Xiaolu smiled bitterly. She wasn't very excited about Bao Sanli's praise, “When Brother Yang returns and knows about this, it'll be good enough if he doesn't scold us.”
“Yeah, it will be better for you. Brother Yang has tender and protective feelings for the fairer s.e.x, so it'll be tougher for me…” Bao Sanli smiled bitterly.
Brother Yang? This was the first time that Xu Xiaobin heard this name. It seems that even Bao Sanli is very respectful towards this person? Is this the Yang Ming that Liu Jifei mentioned? It is very likely. However, this was about their company's internal affairs. Xu Xiaobin was not someone from the company, so it was inappropriate to ask.
“President Xu, you are familiar with the area. Find a hotel. Let's stay here for now. Although it's not far from Song Jiang, it's not close either. It's troublesome to go back and forth.” Jing Xiaolu asked Xu Xiaobin who was sitting beside her as she drove.
“Vice President Jing, I guess that my position as the manager of my office is about to come to an end.” Xu Xiaobin smiled and said somewhat self-deprecatingly, “You can call me Little Xu or Little Bin. Don't call me President Xu.”
“Okay, then I'll call you Little Bin. It seems closer.” Jing Xiaolu said, “Then you just call me Xiaolu. In private, we're friends. There aren't so many rules.”
“Then I'll listen to you.” Xu Xiaobin did not refuse. In his opinion, Jing Xiaolu was a very sincere person; such a person was worthy of being a friend.
Under Xu Xiaobin's guidance, the group went to a decent hotel in Jiangyan City and stayed there, waiting quietly for news from Liu Huamei.
Ello Town, b.u.t.terfly Castle.
Yang Ming received a call from Old Buffon early in the morning, saying that he had arrived in Ello Town and was heading for b.u.t.terfly Castle. He was about an hour away.
At this time, Yang Ming realized that Old Buffon was coming here to see him. Last night, he had a congenial chat with w.a.n.g Songshan and inevitably drank a few more gla.s.ses. Although Yang Ming had a good tolerance for alcohol he was very happy after getting through this unexpected mishap and finally getting together with w.a.n.g Xiaoyan, so he crashed on the table after the chatter.
This was also because Yang Ming's mind had opened up; he knew that w.a.n.g Songshan would not oppose him so he wasn't vigilant.
After drinking, w.a.n.g Songshan had ambiguously asked w.a.n.g Xiaoyan to help Yang Ming to go back and rest. He did not ask about which room they were going to rest in and what would happen after the rest.
Anyway, the news that the two were living together was not a secret. It had been pa.s.sed back through Tombstone and w.a.n.g Kejin. w.a.n.g Songshan was not old-fas.h.i.+oned; he also hoped that he could hold his grandchild soon. Naturally, he would not care about these matters.
“Yanyan——” Yang Ming pushed w.a.n.g Xiaoyan who was sleeping soundly beside him.
w.a.n.g Xiaoyan said “En Ah” without even opening her eyes, and continued to sleep. Yang Ming was a little helpless, “How can you be an a.s.sa.s.sin with your alertness? You wouldn't even know that someone killed you.”
“Oh- Oh…” w.a.n.g Xiaoyan finally opened her sleepy eyes, glanced at Yang Ming, and said, “Aren't you here? If someone who you can't cope with came, it's useless to wake up; it's better to just sleep.”
“——” Yang Ming was speechless. What kind of nonsense theory is this? There is always a chance to win with two people fighting against one, right?
“Who called just now? Who's here? It's so noisy. I want to sleep a bit longer!” Since Yang Ming had woken w.a.n.g Xiaoyan up, it was unlikely for her to continue sleeping. She stretched and slowly got out of the bed to look for clothes, and complained, “I haven't slept properly since I got back home these days. I thought about quickly breaking up the engagement and hurried back. I was finally able to fall asleep but you woke me up.”
“Old Buffon is here!” Yang Ming said reluctantly, “Do you think that I don't want to sleep more? I haven't gotten over my jet lag, but this old man has already arrived in Ello Town. He will probably arrive at the b.u.t.terfly Castle in an hour.”
“Ah, he's here!” w.a.n.g Xiaoyan was stunned, and immediately started quickly putting on her clothes. As Old Buffon's Master's Wife, how could w.a.n.g Xiaoyan not get up quickly? Otherwise, she would be caught dawdling in bed, and it would be shameful, “Does my father know he is coming?”
“Uncle w.a.n.g just knows that someone in the Buffon Family is coming; he doesn't know it is Old Buffon.” Yang Ming said, “I didn't tell him at the time. I was afraid to scare him.”
“Oh, then don't tell him. Let's give him a surprise. Who asked him to trick us?” w.a.n.g Xiaoyan said slyly as she was disapproving.
“Hehehe…” Yang Ming couldn't help but smile when he heard w.a.n.g Xiaoyan's words, “Then he would probably be really surprised!”
Yang Ming and w.a.n.g Xiaoyan quickly washed up, got out of the room, and went downstairs. w.a.n.g Songshan, Fang Tian, and w.a.n.g Ruoshui had already gotten up. At the moment, the three of them were sitting in the restaurant and discussing something.
However, w.a.n.g Ruoshui's face was red. At a glance, Yang Ming and w.a.n.g Xiaoyan could tell what had happened last night. What exactly happened was not difficult to imagine. Yang Ming and w.a.n.g Xiaoyan looked at each other and saw the answer in each other's eyes. They couldn't help but smile, and w.a.n.g Xiaoyan's face also turned red.
In fact, she and w.a.n.g Ruoshui were just a case of the pot calling the kettle black . What happened to her last night was only known to her and Yang Ming.
“Yang Ming, Yanyan, you have woken up?” w.a.n.g Songshan noticed Yang Ming and w.a.n.g Xiaoyan walking into the restaurant, and the way he referred to Yang Ming had also changed from Little Friend Yang Ming to this current name.
“En, Uncle w.a.n.g, good morning.” Yang Ming smiled and greeted w.a.n.g Songshan. Then, he turned around and spoke to Fang Tian and w.a.n.g Ruoshui, “Master, Master's Wife, good morning! Seeing that both your complexions look good, you must have slept well last night?”
“Hehe…” Fang Tian smiled wretchedly. How could he not hear the meaning in Yang Ming's words? However, he was also a little proud. Don't look at my age, I'm as good as I was back then!
As for w.a.n.g Ruoshui, she scolded, Why is he so old yet still so full of life? Don't look at w.a.n.g Ruoshui's age, this was also her first time as she was a virgin. Although she was gloomy, she was also secretly very happy. It seems that Fang Tian is still in good health.
w.a.n.g Ruoshui's face reddened even more after she was mocked by Yang Ming. She glared at Yang Ming fiercely, then coughed and said, “Yang Ming, Yanyan, sit down for breakfast!”