Winner Takes All Chapter 24-26

Chapter 24

The prestigious clubhouse.

After hanging up the phone, Li Dabao snorted and threw the phone aside, “Damn it, do you really consider yourself a figurehead?”

It was true that he had sent someone to do the matter in the shantytown west of the city.

In Li Dabao’s mind, Chen Dong was just a pug that used to wag his tail and beg for mercy by his side.

Even if someone had helped him and allowed Chen Dong to acquire Dingtai, he would never allow a pug to ride on his head.

What’s more, last time in the alley outside the prestigious clubhouse, he had been taught a lesson by Chen Dong’s men.

With his brother-in-law’s mountain at his back, how could he not take revenge for this?

He knew that Chen Dong had someone behind him to help him, but then again, how could he help him like his brother-in-law?

“Brother Dabao, what’s wrong?” The heavily made-up woman snuggled into Li Dabao’s arms.

Li Dabao shrugged, “A barking dog who really thinks he’s an adult, don’t you think it’s funny?”

The woman’s fingertips drew circles on Li Dabao’s chest and said delicately, “Brother Dabao ……”

Li Dabao raised his eyebrows, and the depression he felt just now disappeared, replaced by a face full of lustful smiles.

……

After hanging up the phone, Chen Dong then called Long Lao.

The actual fact is that you can find a lot of people who are not able to get a lot of information about the actual situation.

However, Li Dabao’s brother-in-law made him hesitate a little.

After all, it was his former boss, and it was that person’s appreciation of him that had allowed him to sit in the position of vice president in just three years.

He knew very well that with that boss’s ability, there was no way that he could be promoted quickly just because he had taken the blame for Li Dabao countless times and Li Dabao had put in a good word around that one.

If he could not dissuade that boss and make Li Dabao fundamentally powerless, even if he solved the problem this time, with Li Dabao’s vengeful and careful character, he would surely cause other troubles soon.

The last time Long Lao was able to complete the acquisition of Dingtai in a few minutes, it was obvious that the boss knew about Long Lao.

Soon after, Long Lao called back and arranged to meet him at 8pm tonight at the Taishan Hotel.

Chen Dong agreed, but inwardly he was a little helpless.

He knew very well how powerful the boss was in the city, and if it wasn’t for Elder Long, he probably wouldn’t even give the boss the chance to see him if he went alone.

Even if he was once someone who was appreciated by the boss, he was definitely not the only one who was appreciated by the boss.

In the afternoon, Chen Dong received a call from the domestic helper company. The nanny agreed, but Chen Dong needed to go to an interview.

When Chen Dong arrived at the housekeeping company, apart from the middle-aged boss, there was also a girl sitting on the sofa, the very girl on the CV photo.

“Mr Chen, let me introduce to you, this is Fan Lu.”

The middle-aged man greeted Chen Dong with a smile and took the lead in introducing Chen Dong.

Fan Lu stood up, smiling sunnily and extended her right hand to Chen Dong: “Hello Mr. Chen, my name is Fan Lu, thank you very much for hiring me.”

Chen Dong shook his hand and looked Fan Lu up and down.

Her appearance was not too outstanding, just like in the photo, she was very clean looking, with a ponytail braid and two dimples when she smiled, giving people a sweet and sunny feeling.

Rather, it was her height of 170cm that gave her a different aura as a whole.

But what surprised Chen Dong was that when he shook hands with Fan Lu, he realised that Fan Lu’s hands were covered with calluses, the kind that were very hard and stiff.

If he hadn’t been engaged in rough and heavy work for years and years, he wouldn’t have been able to wear such calluses at all.

But a touch and a parting of the grip also allowed him to feel the strength in Fan Lu’s hands.

It satisfied him that he was worthy of having trained in sparring.

In fact, Chen Dong usually worked out, which, together with his 180 height, allowed him to give the impression of being strong as well.

But he was sure that he definitely couldn’t beat Fan Lu.

“Ten thousand dollars a month, but you have to accompany my mother 24 hours a day, I have a lot of things to do at work now, I don’t have time to accompany her all the time, she is sick now and can’t be stimulated even a little.”

Even though he had asked the domestic boss to say this to Fan Lu before, he restated it, “If you’re willing, I think we’re done with this recruitment.”

“Willingly.” Fan Lu nodded her head without hesitation.

Her expectation was a monthly salary of eight thousand, and Chen Dong had directly raised it to ten thousand, and she was still just looking after an aunt, which, in her opinion, was like pie in the sky.

After signing the recruitment contract, Chen Dong took Fan Lu to the Lijin Hospital.

After hailing a taxi and getting in, Fan Lu kept sizing up Chen Dong with a strange look.

“What are you curious about?” Chen Dong asked.

Fan Lu was startled for a moment, and busily lowered her head, “Sorry Mr. Chen, although I know I shouldn’t ask, I just thought that you could spend ten thousand dollars on a nanny, and actually don’t have your own car.”

Chen Dong smiled spontaneously, he had money for just over half a month, after the liver transplant for his mother, all his energy had been put into the renovation of the shantytown in the west of the city, and he hadn’t really thought about anything else.

“It’s all in the work, so I haven’t bought a car for now.” Chen Dong returned, turning to ask, “You worked on a construction site before?”

“Mm.” Fan Lu nodded and asked suspiciously, “How did Mr. Chen know that?”

Chen Dong was even more surprised, Fan Lu’s appearance was not bad, and besides, she was a former retired sparring athlete, so how come her job was either babysitting or at a construction site?

He pointed at Fan Lu’s hands, “Your hands have a lot of calluses.”

Fan Lu subconsciously buried her hands between her legs and bowed her head.

A 28-year-old girl, who didn’t want her hands to be white and beautiful?

“Moving bricks on a construction site?” Chen Dong asked again.

“No.” Fan Lu shook her head and said softly, “Screwing, screwing steel bars.”

Chen Dong rubbed his nose and smiled in satisfaction, the nanny he had found for his mother, Fan Lu was simply not too suitable!

Once he arrived at the Lijin Hospital, Chen Dong took Fan Lu inside the ward where her mother was staying, talked specifically about care matters, and then transferred five thousand to Fan Lu’s WeChat, which was considered her and her mother’s living expenses.

After all this, he returned to the company and continued to work.

At seven in the evening, Chen Dong left the company.

The Rolls Royce Phantom was parked on the side of the road, waiting quietly.

When Chen Dong got into the car, Long Lao said respectfully, “Young Master, your former boss is already waiting at the Taishan Hotel, and he said he would give you a satisfactory explanation.”

“Mm.” Chen Dong nodded his head.

The Rolls Royce Phantom slowly drove up.

Meanwhile, inside the Supreme Taishan Box of Taishan Hotel.

Li Dabao, who had come along with his brother-in-law, was stunned by the Taishan box in front of him.

The Taishan Hotel was the only five-star hotel in the city.

And the Taishan box was the five-star box of the Taishan Hotel!

Even though Li Dabao lived an extravagant life, he had never been to the Taishan Box, and most of his social engagements were within the prestigious clubhouse.

He was not qualified to come to such a high-class place as the Taishan Box for socialising, and was personally received by his brother-in-law.

“Thank you, brother-in-law, for bringing me here to gain insight.”

Li Dabao said excitedly to the middle-aged man in the main seat, who was slightly older than him, “All of them are here tonight in the Taishan Box, so they must be very distinguished and valuable guests, right?”

The middle-aged man was white at the temples and wore a pair of gold-rimmed glasses with an extraordinary air.

Hearing Li Dabao’s words, he said with a wry smile, “The most honourable and valuable guest! You must behave well later.”

“Don’t worry brother-in-law, I won’t disgrace you.” Li Dabao excitedly patted his chest in assurance, not noticing the coldness in his brother-in-law’s eyes in the slightest.

The words had just fallen.

Creak ……

The door of Tai Shan’s box was slowly pushed open by the welcome guest.

Chapter 25

Here it comes!

Li Dabao’s eyes lit up and he hurriedly got up, straightening his suit along with him.

Brother-in-law had brought him to such an occasion, clearly wanting to promote him.

If he could gain the favour of that distinguished guest, then his future career would be easier.

“Hmph, Chen Dong, I rely on my brother-in-law, and as long as I am willing to move up, I can level the playing field with a little borrowing, while you? Even if you bought Dingtai, you’d still be played to death by me!”

Li Dabao thought in his mind, and could not help but become more and more smug.

But when he saw the two men walking into the Tai Shan box, a sudden “boom” exploded in his head.

The smile on his face disappeared violently and his features twisted in horror.

“How, how is it you?”

A cry of shock echoed through the Tai Shan box.

“Dabao, what are you shouting blindly for?” Brother-in-law pushed down the gold-rimmed glasses on the bridge of his nose and smilingly gave way to the main seat, “Excuse me for welcoming you, excuse me for welcoming you, Long Lao Chen Dong, please take your seat.”

“Brother-in-law, this, this ……”

Li Dabao was going crazy, how could he have expected that one of the most honored and valuable guests that brother-in-law had spoken of was actually Chen Dong.

“Are you surprised?”

Chen Dong walked up to Li Dabao and smiled faintly.

Li Dabao’s face turned blue, but after glancing at his brother-in-law, he forced himself to endure it and sat on his chair with a buttock, his heart anxious.

In the blink of an eye, Chen Dong, whom he regarded as a pug, had actually become his brother-in-law’s most honoured guest.

What else could he rely on then?

What made him even more disgusted was that his brother-in-law’s promotion was actually asking him to accompany Chen Dong!

“Eyeless thing.”

The middle-aged man cast a sidelong glance at Li Dabao and secretly gritted his teeth.

He had naturally known the cause and circumstances when he had set up the banquet today.

When he first knew that it was Elder Long who had helped Chen Dong to acquire Dingtai, he had sold Dingtai without hesitation, the most fundamental reason being that he did not dare to offend Elder Long.

As for the profit and loss of Din Tai, he did not care at all.

This was because this real estate company was what he used to get rid of his wife’s waste of a brother.

After selling Dingtai, he had also hinted at Li Dabao, but to his surprise, Li Dabao actually did not understand and instead actually ran to mess with Chen Dong.

This further led to Elder Long personally asking about it!

He had previously thought that Elder Long was just a valuable person to Chen Dong, after all, he had seen Chen Dong’s ability for three years and he understood it very well.

A golden scale was not a thing in a pond, once it met the wind and clouds, it turned into a dragon.

A talent like Chen Dong could never stay in his company for long, and would one day meet a valuable person and soar to the sky.

But because of the obstruction of the demolition and relocation of the west of the city, the old man Long personally asked about it, this is not a nobleman supporting him, but a nobleman helping Chen Dong to do it himself, there is a huge difference!

The difference between the two is that there is a difference in the sky. Tonight, when he hosted a banquet at the Taishan box, he wanted to mediate between them and let Li Dabao make amends and admit his mistake.

However, Chen Dong and Long Lao had just entered the door when Li Dabao sat down on a chair and acted like a grandfather.

“Mr Zhou, you are a very busy man.” Elder Long gave a chilling smile.

“What are you laughing at, Elder Long, compared to you, what kind of busy man am I, Zhou Yanqiu?” The middle-aged man gave a self-deprecating smile.

Following which, Zhou Yanqiu looked at Chen Dong and smiled gratefully, “Good boy! I have long felt that you have a promising future, and I wish you all the best for buying Dingtai!”

“Thank you, Mr Zhou.” Chen Dong nodded modestly, “I am where I am today thanks to the cultivation of my boss.”

To Zhou Yanqiu, he was grateful.

In three years’ time, he was able to go from being an ordinary employee of Dingtai to becoming a vice president, all because of Zhou Yanqiu’s cultivation and appreciation.

This was very different from Li Dabao’s “cultivation” of him as a backstabber, but a real senior boss promoting his junior staff!

Zhou Yanqiu laughed heartily and invited Elder Long and Chen Dong to take their seats.

However, when Long Lao was seated, he moved to the next seat, allowing Chen Dong to take the main seat.

This scene caused Zhou Yanqiu’s pupils to tighten and his heart to twitch violently.

The next second, he looked at Chen Dong again with eyes that were only puzzled and shocked.

After settling down, Zhou Yanqiu looked at Li Dabao with cold eyes, “Li Dabao, what did I tell you just now?”

Li Dabao was going crazy at this point.

How could it be possible for him to give Chen Dong company?

At home, he was used to being arrogant, and when faced with his brother-in-law’s rebuke, he also became angry: “What did you say? You want me to accompany Chen Dong and pour wine for him? What right does he have? When we were at Din Tai, he used to work behind my ass!”

As soon as the words were spoken, the atmosphere in the entire Tai Shan box cooled down.

Zhou Yanqiu’s eyes glared round, and his nose flared out in anger.

Bang!

Zhou Yanqiu slapped his palm on the table, shaking the dishes with a tinkling sound.

“Li Dabao, you have the guts to say that to me again, I, I am your brother-in-law!”

Li Dabao strained his neck and said angrily, “What’s wrong with you being my brother-in-law? Do you believe I’ll call my sister right now?”

Zhou Yanqiu’s aura stalled.

Over the years, he had been a man of the hour outside, a magnate in the mall.

But at home, he had held his tongue time and again, backing down to his wife every step of the way, and Li Dabao had also muddled through his company until he was in his forties under his wife’s defence.

Just what is the reason for him to put up such a banquet today?

Wasn’t it just to absolve Li Dabao and make amends?

Long Lao couldn’t even afford to offend him, so how could Li Dabao, this punk, have the horizontal colour?

Chen Dong sat indifferently on the main seat, Li Dabao’s reaction was completely within his expectation.

However, after taking a look at Zhou Yanqiu, who was furious and red in the face, he suddenly felt some sympathy.

It seemed that the one in Mr Zhou’s family was also a Fu Di demon.

On the contrary, Long Lao, suddenly laughed: “General Zhou, this is what you said to Lao Fu on the phone, the solution?”

The words were spoken with laughter, cloudy and breezy.

However, there was an aura that made people bow their brows and nod their heads.

It was very different from the warmth when facing Chen Dong.

“Elder Long, I’m sorry.”

Zhou Yanqiu hurriedly apologized, then gritted his teeth and yelled at Li Dabao, “Li Dabao, to tell you the truth, I brought you here tonight so that you can make amends to Chen Dong, and also I want you to immediately put to rest those things you have been up to in the west of the city!”

“Or else ……”

“Or else what?” Li Dabao rested his hands on the back of his head, his face full of arrogance, not putting Chen Dong and Long Lao in his eyes at all.

He leaned back in his chair by himself, closed his eyes and snorted, “Brother-in-law, if I don’t agree, you can still beat me to death?”

“You ……”

Zhou Yanqiu was furious, he was in a position where he usually paid extreme attention to his manners and connotations.

Moreover, those who are businessmen do not show their joy and anger.

But Li Dabao’s reaction really made him unable to restrain himself, he squeezed out a sentence from his teeth, “You, you trash, the gods can’t even save you!”

Having said that, under the stunned gazes of Chen Dong and Elder Long.

Zhou Yanqiu suddenly tore the tie off his chest, grabbed the bottle of wine on the table and rushed towards Li Dabao with giant strides.

Bang!

The bottle filled with liquor was no different from a slab, but it smashed solidly on Li Dabao’s head.

Chapter 26

“Ah!”

Li Dabao let out a miserable scream and fell straight to the ground, his head covered in wine and blood and broken glass.

He looked at Zhou Yanqiu in horror, his features twisted and slowly covered in blood and water, showing all his horror.

“You, you hit me? Zhou Yanqiu, I, I’m going to tell my sister!”

“You’ve made a mortal mistake, it’s not too much for me to beat you to death!”

Zhou Yanqiu was sweating profusely as his fists and feet landed on Li Dabao’s body and he angrily said, “How dare you be so reckless after offending Elder Long? I’ll divorce your sister later, and you’ll have to make amends to Long Lao Chen Dong and admit your mistake even if you tell the King of Heaven!”

The voice was ice-cold, leaving no doubt about the truth of the true words.

Li Dabao’s face was covered in blood, hideous and terrifying, and he looked at Zhou Yanqiu with instant panic.

His reliance was on his sister.

For so many years, he had been able to muddle through his brother-in-law’s company with dignity and peace of mind, relying on his sister’s doting on him and Zhou Yanqiu’s helplessness towards his sister.

If Zhou Yanqiu really divorced his sister, then he would have nothing left.

At the thought of losing his comfortable and luxurious life, Li Dabao finally gave in.

He struggled, like a dead dog, and hugged Zhou Yanqiu’s thigh: “Brother-in-law, I’m wrong, I know I’m wrong …… please don’t divorce my sister.”

Zhou Yanqiu looked cold, hostility raging in his eyes.

He had been in the mall for many years, and had become a great hero of the mall step by step.

Killing and decisive, not only on the battlefield, he, a businessman, also had.

He said coldly, “I’ll let you, first, make amends and apologise to Chen Dong and Elder Long!”

Snap!

The half remaining bottle of wine in his hand smashed on the ground.

The crisp sound scared Li Dabao into a violent shiver.

He glanced back at the indifferent Chen Dong and Elder Long.

Without the slightest hesitation, he rolled and crawled to Chen Dong’s body.

“Chen Dong, I’ve wronged you, I make amends to you, please spare me for the sake of the fact that we were colleagues before.”

Li Dabao cried and howled, kowtowing desperately to Chen Dong, his head hitting the ground with a thud.

He knew that Elder Long was the one behind Chen Dong, and had come forward today to stand up for him.

If he wanted to continue his old comfortable life, he could only expect Chen Dong to nod his head and forgive.

However, Chen Dong continued to sit calmly in his chair, not looking away, not even looking at Li Dabao.

This scene was watched by Elder Long and Zhou Yanqiu.

Li Dabao looked at Chen Dong in despair, his face mixed with blood and tears, incomparably wretched, no longer the arrogant cross colour of a moment ago.

He was used to being comfortable in his previous extravagant life, and to have him lose that kind of life was simply more painful than killing him.

But Chen Dong’s reaction made him incomparably cold-hearted.

Bang!

Zhou Yanqiu stepped forward and heavily kicked Li Dabao in the back.

Li Dabao let out a miserable scream, and his head hit the ground with a thud.

“Knock! Knock to death! Stomp until Chen Dong forgives you, or you will die here!”

Zhou Yanqiu’s voice was incomparably cold, but there were dense beads of sweat on his forehead.

In this city, he was indeed a magnate in the shopping mall and a man of the hour.

However, compared to Elder Long, he was not even qualified to lift the shoes of Elder Long.

Otherwise, he would not have decided to sell Dingtai within a few minutes before.

Li Dabao did not know the sky was high to trip up Chen Dong, and if Chen Dong did not nod his head and forgive him for this matter today, Elder Long would even implicate him.

In that case, for Zhou Yanqiu, it would be the end of a great dragon pressing down on him, and the ants would be crippled even if they did not die.

Chen Dong raised his eyebrows and gave Zhou Yanqiu a profound look.

Then, his gaze fell on Li Dabao, who kept kowtowing and crying for forgiveness.

“I told you that I could make you cry in one day!”

There was a bone-chilling chill in his voice, causing Li Dabao’s body to stiffen as he slumped to the ground, his head buried in death.

He had dared to scream at Chen Dong at first because he relied on his brother-in-law’s strength and thought that Chen Dong was just a turned over hobgoblin.

But how could he have ever imagined that the person behind Chen Dong was so strong that even his brother-in-law did not dare to mess with him?

If he could do it all over again, he would never dare to mess with Chen Dong.

Bang!

Chen Dong got up and lifted his foot to kick over Li Dabao: “I’ll do what I say, I’ll make you cry if I make you cry one day, from now on, if you dare to come and mess up again, I don’t mind making my sayings a little more serious.”

He was not a weak character; for three years, he had only endured and helped Li Dabao take the blame time and again in order to cure his mother’s illness, and Li Dabao had relied on this to eat him up time and again.

After acquiring Din Tai, Li Dabao first went on a blind date with Wang Nan Nan to plot mischief, which, in his opinion, was a naked humiliation to him.

After being retaliated by him, Li Dabao then made mischief on the shantytown renovation project in the west of the city, which led to this scene tonight.

He could let Li Dabao off the hook for Zhou Yanqiu’s sake, but there would be another time, and he believed that Elder Long would have the ability to make a big living person disappear very easily and without causing the slightest ripple.

At these words.

Zhou Yanqiu’s pupils tightened.

Li Dabao was even more frightened, his heart beating wildly.

On the contrary, a ray of essence flashed in Elder Long’s eyes, and the look in Chen Dong’s eyes was full of appreciation and surprise.

A person with ability could indeed help him rocket up the ladder.

However, if a person’s character was indecisive and decisive, even the most capable person would be held back by his character.

In his eyes, Chen Dong was the heir to the lord, the future ruler of the family.

Those in the family were all tigers and jackals.

If Chen Dong was an indecisive character, even if he made enough achievements for him to inherit the family, he would still be eaten to death by those people in the family.

And right now, Chen Dong was showing exactly the kind of boldness that the heir to the family should have!

“Definitely, definitely, don’t worry Chen Dong, I will definitely keep Li Dabao under strict control, if there is a next time, I will personally take action.” After Zhou Yanqiu was shocked, he hurriedly smiled and agreed, Chen Dong’s words had finally put the boulder in his heart on the ground.

“Mr Zhou, thanks a lot for tonight, we’ll take our leave then.” Chen Dong smiled faintly and led Long Lao away.

The Rolls Royce Phantom left the Taishan Hotel.

Sitting in the car, Chen Dong said to the driver, “Take me to the Lijin Hospital.”

On the side, Long Lao finally could not help but praise, “Young master, the determination you made just now really makes old slave admire you.”

Chen Dong looked indifferently out of the car window, the night scene that was rapidly receding.

He suddenly laughed and turned to look at Elder Long: “No matter who it is, growing up being scolded for being a wild child, their character will not be indecisive.”

Although he was smiling, his smile was incomparably bitter and his eyes were incomparably gloomy.

Elder Long’s smile froze as he understood what Chen Dong meant by these words.

The phrase “wild seed” contained a lot, it was the young master’s experience since his birth until now, and it was also the young master’s strong resentment towards the old master.

Taking a deep breath, Long Lao said with a gloomy expression, “Young master, in fact, back then, the master had no choice, he had been feeling guilty towards you two, mother and son, all these years, back then the master he ……”

Chen Dong lifted a finger and interrupted.

“I do not want to listen to these complaints, the world is suffering, but abandoning his family and son, a mere one billion want to compensate? A sentence to train me to become the successor and want to make amends? It was he himself who treated this blood kinship as a deal, and I, a wild child, will successfully take over his family to complete this deal.”

Long Lao shook his head, hearing the word “bastard” again made him feel like his heart had been stabbed by a needle.