Winner Takes All Chapter 41-43

Chapter 41

The Porsche 911 sped down the road.

Inside the car, Chen Dong gratefully said to Gu Qingying, “Just now, thank you.”

The way Gu Qingying looked just now had taken him by surprise.

As far as he could remember, this was also the only time that Gu Qingying had lost her temper.

But Chen Dong was clear that Gu Qingying was helping him by doing so.

“Their family has gone too far.” Gu Qingying was obviously still a little angry, “I am heartbroken that you have suffered so much.”

Chen Dong smiled, “But you look quite good when you are angry.”

To the Wang family and Wang Nan Nan, he had been completely cold-hearted from the time when Wang Nan Nan had taken away his mother’s last two hundred thousand dollars to save her life.

Even his own mother’s life could be disregarded, he had more than enough love for Wang Nan Nan to see through it.

Whether it was the Wang family’s eating out or Wang Nan Nan’s single-minded favouritism.

He did not feel that there was anything wrong with what Gu Qingying had just done.

Even, if Gu Qingying had not been the first to explode, his reaction would have been even greater than Gu Qingying’s.

Looking out of the window at the rapidly receding traffic, Chen Dong said, “You’re driving too fast.”

“Pissed off.” Gu Qingying muttered, staring intently ahead, but her eyes drifted a little, as if she was thinking.

In the car, there was silence.

“Chen Dong ……”

After waiting for a long time, Gu Qingying’s voice suddenly rang out.

Chen Dong turned his head to look at Gu Qingying, “What’s wrong?”

Gu Qingying’s red lips mumbled, as if she had gathered enough courage, and said, “What I said just now, I meant it.”

Chen Dong’s expression was stunned.

Crunch!

The Porsche 911 pulled up on the riverside road.

Gu Qingying lifted her hand and smoothed her long hair in front of her forehead to the back of her head, her big jewel-like eyes, looking at Chen Dong seriously, “Do you know why I suddenly returned to China?”

Chen Dong and Gu Qingying stared at each other, slightly dazed.

Just as he was about to speak, Gu Qingying said first, “Because of you, I like you, I came back to China to pursue you!”

Faced with this sudden scene, Chen Dong was a bit startled and confused.

He pretended to smile calmly, “Is this, considered a confession?”

Gu Qingying nodded seriously, “I’ve always liked you, since sophomore year, but you’ve always liked Wang Nan Nan from beginning to end, so I’ve been suppressing myself, when you got married, I was your bridesmaid, I was wishing you well, hoping you’d be together for a hundred years, but ……”

After a pause, Gu Qingying lowered her head, calmed her emotions and said, “But I didn’t think they Wang family would treat you like that, I know all the things you’ve done over the years, I know them all, I’m heartbroken ……”

The emotions that had just calmed down came rushing back to the surface once again.

This caused the tears that were in Gu Qing Ying’s eyes to flow down uncontrollably.

“I know you have endured a lot these three years, I don’t even dare to imagine the last month, how on earth did you get through, so after I knew you and Wang Nan Nan divorced, I had the idea of returning to China, I wanted to come back and stay with you, I wanted to help you share, even if I had to lend you a shoulder to lean on.”

Looking at the crying Gu Qingying, Chen Dong was completely lost in thought.

He had never noticed that Gu Qingying had any other intentions towards him, and the two of them had been getting along since they met in college, and they had always been joking and laughing without any sense of propriety.

After taking a deep breath, Chen Dong picked up a tissue and wiped away the tears at the corner of Gu Qingying’s eyes.

With a bitter smile, he slowly said, “It’s not fair to you, I just divorced Wang Nan Nan not long ago.”

Gu Qingying had never had a boyfriend, while he was the man who had divorced Wang Nan Nan.

“I don’t care.”

Gu Qingying’s eyes were firm, “For three years, I was abroad, it’s not that my parents didn’t let me make friends, but I just can’t forget you, even if those people are good, but I don’t know why every time I face them, all I can think about is you.”

Chen Dong laughed and pretended to snicker, “How can you say it’s so serious? Can I still have such a great charm?”

“Even when I fell in love with you myself, I don’t even know.”

Gu Qingying’s voice with a crying tone was filled with pity and helplessness.

Love doesn’t know where it comes from, but it goes deep ……

Chen Dong hesitated.

He suddenly did not know how to answer Gu Qingying.

Seeing Chen Dong hesitate, Gu Qingying suddenly pounced on him.

The four eyes met and the dim street light shone into the car, vaguely making the tear marks on Gu Qingying’s face glow with pity and brightness.

She cupped her hands around Chen Dong’s face, her red lips mouthing, “I don’t care about your past, I just want to have your future, I’m willing to help you, let you go where your abilities deserve, shine, not drink blood and eat flesh like Wang Nan Nan and the others did to you.”

When she finished, her delicate body leaned down.

Lips met lips.

In an instant, Chen Dong’s body tensed up straight, feeling the softness on his lips, his mind buzzing blank.

Suddenly, as if he had been electrocuted, Chen Dong hugged Gu Qingying’s waist.

Then, gently pushing her away, “Qing Ying, yes, I’m sorry, I think, we should think calmly for a while.”

After saying that he opened the door and got out of the car.

Gu Qingying sat dumbfounded in the car, her teary eyes hazily looking at Chen Dong as he left, her shellfish teeth clenching her red lips.

She then slumped onto the steering wheel, her delicate body trembling.

Chen Dong left the riverside road and walked to the riverbank, walking aimlessly along it.

The slightly cool river breeze blew on him, and looking at the sparkling river, Chen Dong was a little overwhelmed, or a little caught off guard.

Even at this moment, his mind was buzzing with blankness.

He had not expected that Gu Qingying would have such a heart for him.

What’s more, he didn’t expect that Gu Qingying would confess so quickly and in such a sudden way.

But was this …… fair to Gu Qingying?

Sitting on the riverbank, Chen Dong was dazed and in a very irritable mood.

He had never smoked before, but at this time he suddenly wanted to light a cigarette to suppress the irritation in his heart.

His own family background and Gu Qingying’s were worlds apart.

Even because of his birth, when he married Wang Nan Nan, he really thought that he was climbing up the ladder, which is why he worked so hard to earn money after the marriage.

But in return, he almost couldn’t even save his mother’s life.

If not for Long Lao ……

With this in mind, Chen Dong’s eyes suddenly glowed.

He reached out and touched the Bauhinia bank card in his trouser pocket and suddenly smiled to himself.

“Yeah, Gu Qingying doesn’t even care, a girl has gone to this extent, what do I care?”

While murmuring, Chen Dong took out his mobile phone and sent a WeChat message to Gu Qingying.

“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have left just now.”

After a pause, he sent another one.

“I think we can give it a try.”

Within a short time, he thought of what Gu Qingying had just said again, frowned and sent a third WeChat over again.

“But you have to promise me that you won’t help me, I can do it, and I’ll surprise you soon, because my current situation isn’t as bad as you think, and …… I don’t want to eat soft food.”

Ding!

Gu Qingying’s WeChat finally replied.

The content was simple, but it left Chen Dong bewildered.

“Heehee …… you’ve already eaten ah.”


Chapter 42

Gu Qingying’s final words of reply.

It left Chen Dong somewhat baffled.

When he returned to his rented room, the lights were on in the living room.

Kunlun was sitting on the sofa with his eyes closed.

Chen Dong smiled, “Kun Lun, not resting yet?”

“Young master, Elder Long has called.”

Kunlun opened his eyes and said with some gravity, “Elder Long returned to the clan overnight, while Jiang Tianyang did not leave the city.”

“What’s happened?” Chen Dong asked.

Elder Long had been sent to assist him by that father whom he had never met, and now that he had returned to the clan in such a hurry, it must be something big.

Moreover, it should also be related to Jiang Tianyang, otherwise Kunlun would not have said the two events in one sentence.

“I don’t know for now.” Kun Lun shook his head, “But what Elder Long meant on the phone, it seems to be related to Jiang Tianyang.”

Chen Dong suddenly felt a little amused.

The father he had never met wanted him to return to the family to inherit, and a Jiang Tianyang, actually caused Elder Long, who was assisting him, to return overnight.

It seems that …… that father was not very capable in the family, right?

As if knowing what was on Chen Dong’s mind, Kunlun explained, “Young master, the Chen family is not simple, and the internal power checks and balances are serious, so there will be times when the old man is constrained.”

“Let him be.”

Chen Dong waved his hand, not caring.

Now that the shantytown renovation project in the west of the city had progressed smoothly, this almost perfect score on the paper was enough to satisfy his father.

Even if Elder Long wasn’t around and there was still Jiang Tianyang in the city, he didn’t think it would be a big problem for a while.

The Chen family could no longer cover the sky with only one hand.

How could it cover the city’s borders?

Even if Jiang Tianyang was a strong dragon, he would not be able to overpower a local snake like him in the city, right?

The next morning.

As usual, Chen Dong and Kunlun finished their physical fitness and fighting skills training early in the morning before heading to Dingtai Company.

On the way, however, he called Fan Lu and instructed her not to let bystanders near his mother and irritate her condition.

The Wang family, with their character, should not take kindly to the incident of yesterday’s chance encounter with Wang Nan Nan at the hospital.

When he was busy until noon, Xiao Ma suddenly rushed into the office.

“It’s not good Brother Dong, the material dealers in the city suddenly issued a notice to collectively boycott supplying to our Dingtai, and Yingli Company is among them.”

Chen Dong’s face turned abruptly gloomy.

Even he was shocked by Xiao Ma’s words.

Dingtai had taken over the shantytown renovation project in the west of the city and was now in the limelight in the city, so as long as the material dealers were not in over their heads, they would never make such a decision.

What’s more, it was only yesterday that they signed a contract with Yingli for the supply of materials!

Xiao Ma was sweating profusely, “Brother Dong, this is a serious matter, I have contacted Mr. Zhang of Yingli, he said he is willing to pay for the breach of contract, if our company is really boycotted by the city, the West City renovation project will have to be put on hold, at least until we find an overseas material supplier, the site will not be able to proceed ……”

“I know.” Chen Dong interrupted Xiao Ma’s words, once a real estate project starts, every second is money, this gap period before finding a new material dealer is enough to lose Dingtai!

Taking a deep breath, Chen Dong suddenly murmured, “Is it …… you?”

Meanwhile.

Yingli Company.

Pop!

Gu Qingying angrily slapped the document on the table, her beautiful eyes burning with rage as she glared at Zhang Heming, “Mr. Zhang, what do you mean by that? Only yesterday we signed a contract with Dingtai to supply materials, today this boycott notice, how come our Yingli is on it?”

She had also just learned about it not long ago.

And this boycott notice of Dingtai, from the beginning to the end, she did not know about it.

Zhang Heming, with full authority, signed this announcement on behalf of Din Tai and on her behalf!

“Mr. Zhang, this is an industry rule, Din Tai has committed public anger.”

Zhang Heming said in a difficult manner, “If we at Yingli don’t do this, we will also be suppressed by other peers joining hands, and although Yingli is the number one material merchant in the city, it can’t afford such a blow.”

After a pause, Zhang Heming’s voice lowered a bit, as if he was complaining, “Moreover, the contract we signed with Dingtai was already at an extremely low price, which has already caused vicious competition to our peers, and we have just taken this opportunity to destroy the contract.”

“Do you take me for a three-year-old child?”

Gu Qingying was about to explode with anger, and her index finger tapped on the folder: “The contract has already been signed, and you’re only telling me about this now? So what if I, Yingli, had paid back to Dingtai? Dingtai is such a big egg-laying chicken, and now all the material dealers have suddenly joined hands to boycott it, who’s behind this?”

The last sentence was almost squeezed out of Gu Qingying’s teeth.

She was not a silly white beauty, she had been raised by the elite since she was a child, even in the three years she had lived across the ocean, she had never been half-hearted.

Zhang Heming couldn’t fool her about something so simple.

She came back to China to help Chen Dong, and even if she had to pay a huge price, she could afford it.

But unexpectedly, such a thing had happened.

Zhang Heming’s face turned blue and he clenched his cheeks.

Following closely, Gu Qingying said once again, “I don’t care who is up to no good, and I don’t care how much you have received, immediately go to Din Tai and apologise, this contract must also be followed, otherwise, you …… leave the company!”

“Little Shadow!” Zhang Heming was furious, “Are you crazy? Do you know how much Yingli will lose if you do this?”

“I don’t care!” Gu Qingying was incredibly resolute.

Zhang Heming said coldly, “I was hired by the big boss, only the big boss is qualified to fire me, you don’t have that power!”

After saying that, he turned around and left.

Gu Qingying’s pretty face turned red with anger and she sat frozen in her chair.

Zhang Heming’s words had left her a little unsure of what to do for a while.

It was because she had not told her parents the true purpose of her return to China this time.

If this matter was spread to her parents, then nothing would be able to be hidden.

After taking a deep breath, Gu Qingying got up and walked out.

This was something that she had to explain to Chen Dong.

Moreover, even if she bypassed Zhang Heming, she had to supply all the materials to Chen Dong.

Otherwise, what would be affected would not be Dingtai’s interests, but Chen Dong’s future development!

Dingtai Company.

A gloomy atmosphere filled the air.

All the employees were on pins and needles.

The boycott by the material suppliers was like a killing blow, like a knife to the throat of every Dingtai employee.

Snap!

Chen Dong walked out of the office.

At once, everyone looked over.

Smiling, Chen Dong said, “Why aren’t you all working? The City West renovation project has a lot to do with the company, so you are not allowed to be so indolent.”

A joke, but all the employees couldn’t laugh.

Xiao Ma was the closest to Chen Dong and stood up at this point: “Brother Dong ……”

“Alright, it’s just a small matter.”

Chen Dong waved his hand and interrupted Xiao Ma: “I’m going out, the matter of materials, should be resolved today.”

Boom!

All the employees were startled at the same time.

All the material dealers in the city had joined forces to boycott Dingtai, even if they went out of town to negotiate, it would be impossible to fix it in half a day


Chapter 43

Waiting for Chen Dong to leave the company.

Xiao Ma took the lead and clapped his hands: “Did you all hear that? Brother Dong will definitely be able to solve it, last time Brother Dong said that the City West renovation project would not lose money, and everyone knows the result, right? Everyone has to believe in Brother Dong, we have to step up our game and all work hard!”

At these words, the employees who were in a panic revealed smiles.

After experiencing Chen Dong’s acquisition of Dingtai, the property prices in the west of the city went up against the market.

All the employees, invariably, believed in Chen Dong to an unprecedented extent.

The mid-level villa area of Tianmen Mountain.

A taxi sped up and stopped in front of the main gate of a villa.

Chen Dong got out of the car, looked at the villa in front of him, and then looked at another villa not far away.

That one over there, he remembered, was the one he had bought.

Smiling confidently, “Jiang Tianyang, a strong dragon cannot suppress a snake on the ground, you want to cover the sky with just your hands, I am afraid that there are some people that you cannot cover!”

From what Kunlun had said last night, and the sudden change that had occurred at noon today.

Chen Dong easily guessed that in all probability, it was Jiang Tianyang who was up to no good.

He did not know the depths of the Chen family.

But from the Zingiber bank card, it was definitely not comparable to those wealthy people in the city.

Jiang Tianyang had stayed in the city, and it was easy to get material dealers to boycott Din Tai as long as they were willing to spend money.

However, he did not think that the owner of this villa was something that Jiang Tianyang could bribe.

After straightening his suit, Chen Dong stepped into the villa.

The villa butler did not ask because he had telephoned for an appointment long ago, and upon seeing Chen Dong, he led him directly into the villa’s living room respectfully.

The lively classical music echoed.

It made the ancient style of the villa even more ancient and charming, enough to show the cultural heritage of the owner.

“Master, Mr. Chen Dong has arrived.”

The butler respectfully said to the man on the sofa in the living room.

The man hurriedly got up and came walking quickly.

The eyes under his gold-rimmed glasses were shining with a brilliant aura.

It was none other than Zhou Yanqiu.

“General Zhou.” Chen Dong shouted.

Zhou Yanqiu did not have the slightest stance and was full of smiles as he pulled Chen Dong, “Chen Dong, come and sit down, when you come to my place, it is like being in your own home, I had my eye on you kid before, now that you have achieved something, why are you still being polite at my place?”

With these words, it was clear that he did not take what happened to Li Dabao last time to heart.

With a smile on his face, Chen Dong followed Zhou Yanqiu into the living room and sat down on the sofa.

The first time he was boycotted, he thought of Zhou Yanqiu.

Zhou Yanqiu was a magnate in the city, and his means and connections and abilities were all top notch.

Moreover, Zhou Yanqiu already had a real estate company that he ran single-handedly.

Even Chen Dong didn’t know how powerful Zhou Yanqiu was, but he only guessed according to his past experience.

Jiang Tianyang thought that if he bought all the material dealers in the city, he would be able to overpower the local snake.

But Jiang Tianyang definitely could not buy Zhou Yanqiu, the city’s strongest dragon!

Although Long Lao is gone, the residual power of Long Lao’s last attack on Zhou Yanqiu is still there.

Chen Dong also knows how to use his strength to beat the power!

What’s more, the last time he asked Li Dabao to make amends for the meal, he didn’t even tear his face off with Zhou Yanqiu from the beginning to the end.

“Drink tea, drink tea, this is the top quality old pu-erh I bought from a friend, a cake of tea costs half a million, it tastes good.” Zhou Yanqiu smiled and poured tea for Chen Dong.

“Thank you, Mr Zhou.”

Chen Dong smiled and thanked him, turning to say, “Mr. Zhou, I have already told you on the phone, please Mr. Zhou must help this time, otherwise Dingtai will really be in great trouble.”

There were no unnecessary pleasantries, and the door was open.

Chen Dong’s tone, however, was not condescending.

This was because he was clear that by lending his strength, if he really lowered his stance too much, he would instead hit the force on himself.

Zhou Yanqiu …… is a businessman after all.

Sure enough.

Zhou Yanqiu tasted a mouthful of tea and asked, “Where is Elder Long?”

Chen Dong smiled, “Elder Long is just my valued person, if I were to ask his old man to help out whenever I encounter something, then it would be meaningless for him to promote and cultivate me.”

“Hahahaha …… is right.”

Zhou Yanqiu laughed, a glint in his eyes, “Just like I promoted you back then, if I didn’t give you the opportunity to show off your skills, there would be no result of making you the vice president for three years.”

Putting down the teacup, Zhou Yanqiu waved his hand, “In fact, on your way here, I have already contacted three foreign material dealers for you, with their strength, supplying the west of the city renovation project, it is not difficult, just the payment and quotation words, should be a bit harsher than the city’s.”

“I understand, money is not a problem when it comes to saving people’s lives.”

Chen Dong nodded his head and cupped his fist at Zhou Yanqiu and thanked him, “This time, I am grateful to Mr Zhou for being so anxious.

“You’re the one I lifted up, how can I watch you fall? The business world is like a battlefield, there is no time when someone doesn’t trip up and dig a hole. It’s all about helping each other out.”

Zhou Yanqiu said indifferently, gesturing for Chen Dong to continue tasting tea.

However, Chen Dong drained his cup of tea in one go and got up, “Since Mr Zhou has agreed to help, I will go back to Dingtai first, there are still a lot of things to do and I can’t slacken off.”

“Good, I’ll email you the quotation contracts for the bulk material dealers later, choose one yourself and go and sign with them.”

Leaving the villa.

The sun shone on his body, making Chen Dong feel warm.

But his behind was already drenched with sweat.

Looking back at the villa, Chen Dong smiled with a profound gaze.

If he had shown a little bit of fear just now, or talked a little bit more with Zhou Yanqiu, he might have exposed the matter of Elder Long’s departure.

Last time, Li Dabao was able to get Elder Long to make a personal move just by engaging in such a little tactic, but this time, after such a big incident, Elder Long did not see Zhou Yanqiu.

The meaning of this is deeper when you really think about it.

Zhou Yanqiu is a businessman, and businessmen value profit, so if he knows that Long Lao has left the city, whether he will help or not will depend on how he figures out his interests.

The presence or absence of Long Lao also determined Zhou Yanqiu’s attitude towards him.

Just as Chen Dong was leaving the villa.

Zhou Yanqiu, however, put down his tea cup, pushed the gold-rimmed glasses on the bridge of his nose, and murmured meaningfully, “Chen Dong, I have gambled all my life, but I hope that this time, I have not bought the wrong size, Long Lao has left the city, I bet you this hand, when he comes back, he must be able to remember my favor, right?”

And downstairs at Din Tai.

The Porsche 911 sped up and with a sharp brake, it pulled straight into the parking space.

Gu Qing Ying hurriedly got out of the car, and her beautiful figure immediately drew a lot of stunning gazes.

However, she ignored them and ran into the building at a fast pace.

After pressing the lift, Gu Qingying was panting and her face was a little scarlet.

It was because she had run in a hurry just now.

After such a big incident and Zhang Heming’s participation in the boycott of Dingtai behind her back, this was something that she had to explain to Chen Dong in person as soon as possible, and most importantly, to Chen Dong’s top boss, and work out a solution with Chen Dong.

This is why she rushed to Din Tai in person.

Ding!

The lift arrived.

Gu Qingying ran out of the lift and asked the receptionist, “Hello, I am Gu Qingying, the president of Yingli Company, and I would like to meet your family’s General Manager Li.”

She was bent on helping Chen Dong and knew very little about Dingtai, she had only vaguely read from a piece of information that the president of Dingtai was called Li Dabao.

“President Li?” The receptionist was stunned for a moment.

Gu Qingying was anxious: “It’s Li Dabao, he’s not here? Then I’d like to see your Vice President Chen.”

“Vice President Chen?”

The receptionist had a strange expression, “Vice President Chen is now the president of our Dingtai.”

Boom!

Gu Qingying’s delicate body trembled and she froze.