Winner Takes All Chapter 44-46

Chapter 44

Is this a promotion?

Gu Qingying’s gaze flashed, followed by some grumbling.

Chen Dong, this guy, hadn’t even told her about the promotion.

Nodding, Gu Qingying said, “Then I’ll look for General Manager Chen.”

When she looked at Dingtai’s information, she knew that Dingtai was just one of the very small industries of the big boss behind the scenes.

Chen Dong had been promoted to become the president of Dingtai, but he still had to be responsible for that big boss behind the scenes, and she had to help Chen Dong with the necessary explanation.

“Sorry Miss, our President Chen is not in the company right now.” The receptionist said apologetically.

Gu Qingying’s heart thudded, had she been called by the big boss already?

The city’s west renovation project was a golden chicken that laid eggs, and now that Dingtai was being boycotted by material dealers all over the city, Chen Dong, who was the president, could not escape the blame.

Thinking of this, Gu Qingying’s pretty face turned white for a moment.

She had wanted to help Chen Dong, but she had never thought that the first thing she did upon returning to China would be like this.

If it wasn’t for Zhang Heming’s secret shenanigans, this matter would definitely not have been this bad!

Ding!

The lift rang behind him.

Chen Dong stepped out, and when he saw Gu Qingying, he was instantly shocked: “Xiaoying, why are you here at the company?”

At the same time, he helplessly glanced at the reception desk, Gu Qingying should have known that he was the boss of Dingtai by now.

He had originally thought of giving her a big surprise in a while, but now he couldn’t hide it anymore.

When Gu Qingying looked up and saw Chen Dong, she hurriedly greeted him and asked worriedly, “I, I was just about to find you to explain, your company has been boycotted by material dealers all over the city, right?”

“How did you know that?” Chen Dong was a little stunned.

“Of course I know!”

Gu Qingying’s beautiful eyes flashed as she worriedly pulled Chen Dong aside and asked in a low voice, “Did you get called over by the big boss to scold him?”

Big Boss?

Chen Dong looked at Gu Qingying in shock, she still didn’t know?

Seeing Chen Dong dazed, Gu Qingying became anxious: “You’ve been promoted from vice president to president, you’re the head of Dingtai, and with such a big mess in the City West renovation project, the big boss of Dingtai must have been furious with you.”

Pfft!

Chen Dong suddenly burst out laughing.

Gu Qingying’s reaction was clearly because she did not know who Dingtai actually belonged to.

It turned out that there was a misunderstanding.

Thinking carefully, Chen Dong understood.

His own birth and background were known to Gu Qingying, and if not for a miracle, it would have been impossible for him to become the owner of Dingtai.

And it was Gu Qingying’s thinking that was clearly the most normal direction of thinking after understanding his situation.

“You still have the heart to laugh?” Gu Qingying gave Chen Dong a blank look.

“It’s alright, the trouble has been solved.” Chen Dong waved his hand.

Since Gu Qingying had not found out yet, he planned to keep it under wraps and wait until the day he moved into the Tianmen Mountain Villa to tell Gu Qingying all together, giving her a big surprise.

“What? Solved?”

Gu Qingying’s pretty face was written with surprise, the material merchants in the whole city had joined hands to boycott Dingtai, how could Chen Dong solve it in such a short time?

Even if he went to look for foreign material merchants, there was no way he could have solved it in half a day.

Perhaps …… he was afraid that I would be worried and was comforting me?

Gu Qingying suddenly came to a clear understanding in her heart, she looked at Chen Dong with a solemn face and said incomparably seriously, “Chen Dong, I forbid you to hide this from me, don’t worry about this matter, I will definitely find a way to help you solve it.”

Chen Dong was amused by Gu Qingying’s serious look and shrugged his shoulders, saying, “It’s really solved, I have someone on my head.”

Under Gu Qingying’s curious gaze, Chen Dong whispered, “Zhou Yanqiu, you know, right?”

Gu Qingying’s willow eyebrows knitted together in some shock and uncertainty.

Going abroad for three years had left her with very little knowledge of some things in the city, not to mention that she had just graduated from university when she first went abroad and was not deeply involved in the world, so Zhou Yanqiu’s name was very unfamiliar to her.

“Chen Dong, no matter what trouble there is, you have to tell me, this matter is my fault.”

Gu Qingying inexplicably dropped a sentence and left with her head lowered in quick steps.

Since Chen Dong had already settled things, it was time for her to go back to the company to think about how to deal with Zhang Heming.

Looking at Gu Qingying’s back, Chen Dong rubbed his nose in bewilderment, “Why is this girl sorry for me?”

Shaking his head, Chen Dong turned around and returned to the company.

Facing the employees’ expectant gazes, Chen Dong smiled faintly, “It has been resolved.”

Wow!

There was a wave of shock.

The employees were all excited.

“Brother Dong is awesome, I knew Brother Dong would be able to solve it.”

“Following Brother Dong, I feel so safe, now I don’t panic at all.”

“Get busy, everyone get busy, hurry up, hurry up, Brother Dong is so good, we can’t afford to dilly-dally.”

……

Looking at the office with a warm atmosphere, Chen Dong smiled and returned to his office to continue his busy work.

The Porsche 911 erupted with a beastly roar and drove straight into the car park of Yingli Company.

Gu Qingying returned to her office and did not immediately set about solving Zhang Heming’s problem.

This was a difficult matter for her to handle.

Even if she came over to take over, Zhang Heming would still have full authority in Yingli.

She hadn’t told her parents the real reason for her return, and if she pushed Zhang Heming and stabbed them, the matter would be out of her control.

She was not sure if the current Chen Dong would be able to enter her parents’ eyes, although in her heart Chen Dong was already very good, but she did not dare to guess what her parents had in mind.

That was why she had quietly returned to China, wanting to do everything she could to make Chen Dong even better, good enough to make her parents gladly agree.

It was because of this that she threw in the towel and struggled with how to deal with Zhang Heming.

After hesitating for a moment, Gu Qingying put the idea aside for the time being and instead opened her computer to search and typed in Zhou Yanqiu’s name.

It was really a big name in the city, and the internet should be able to search for information.

When Gu Qingying saw the information about Zhou Yanqiu on the internet, she was stunned.

Zhou Yanqiu was the big boss of Dingtai?

After carefully reading the online information about Zhou Yanqiu, she was relieved: “No wonder the workaholic looked calm, so this big boss Zhou is so powerful in the city that he wants to revitalise Dingtai, it’s just a matter of words, right?”

Turning off her computer, Gu Qingying’s worries were gone.

Her eyes rolled, and with a sudden wry smile, she opened the backend of Yingli’s official website.

……

In the evening after work, Chen Dong rushed to the hospital to visit his mother.

As he walked out of the gate of Lijin Hospital, a figure stopped him in his tracks.

“So, your mother is staying at this hospital?”

A teasing sneer pierced his ears like a needle.

Chen Dong’s face was steeply cold, his expression sullen.

“Chen Tianyang, what do you mean?”

Looking at Chen Tianyang, who was smiling evilly and coldly in front of him, Chen Dong had a feeling like a lump in his throat, while his heart was apprehensive.

The last time he met with Chen Tianyang, if Kunlun had not appeared, Chen Tianyang would probably have directly killed him.

In the heart of someone like Chen Tianyang, something like human life was no different from a mole.

“Tsk ……”

Chen Tianyang sneered and said, “Your mother, didn’t they all deserve to die?”

A sentence was like a sharp knife, stabbing Chen Dong hard in the heart.

His mother was everything to him, and he heard a whiff of threat in Chen Tianyang’s words.

The next second.

Chen Dong stepped forward and grabbed Chen Tianyao’s collar: “If you dare to touch my mother, I’ll fucking fight you to the death!”

Slap!

Chen Tianyang opened Chen Dong’s hand with a slap and laughed disdainfully, “You’re qualified to fight for your life with me? Let’s f*cking settle the matter of your Dingtai materials first.”

“You wild ba sta rd, I can play you for eternity with a random amount of money.”


Chapter 45

Chen Dong returned to his rented room with a depressed heart.

The scene at the Lijin Hospital had left him like a man who could hardly let go of it.

Chen Tianyang’s appearance was definitely not a coincidence.

What he had feared before, he had never expected to happen so soon.

But he, in no way, would allow such a thing to happen.

“Young master, what has happened?” Kunlun looked at Chen Dong in confusion.

Chen Dong looked at the time and said, “Kun Lun, go out this moment and help me with my physical training.”

Kun Lun frowned, “Young master, it’s so late, you’ve been busy all day, can your body take it?”

He did not know why Chen Dong was suddenly like this, but something must have happened.

“Kun Lun, how long do you think it would take for me to beat Chen Tianyang after training every early morning before?” Chen Dong asked.

Kunlun pondered for a moment, “At least a year.”

The training programme he had arranged for Chen Dong every early morning now was already considered to be at its limit.

But Chen Tianyang was from receiving the most elite training in the Chen family, and being able to give Chen Dong the ability to fight Chen Tianyang in a year was really the best result he could expect.

“Then what if I want to face Chen Tianyang in a month and no longer be defenceless?” Chen Dong’s voice was incomparably firm.

“Young master ……,” Kunlun somewhat understood over why Chen Dong was suddenly like this.

Chen Dong’s eyes were raging with hostility, “Just one month, I don’t care how you train me, even if the intensity of the training increases ten times a hundred times, but I must be able to fuck Chen Tianyang up when I face him in a month’s time!”

The voice was resolute and carried a coldness that chilled even Kunlun.

……

The next day.

Early in the morning, a fierce argument erupted in Yingli Company.

Inside the president’s office.

Zhang Heming was red with anger, pointing at the Yingli website displayed on the desktop computer and said angrily to Gu Qingying: “Mr. Gu, are you crazy? Surreptitiously changing Yingli’s announcement of boycotting Dingtai into a pro-vocalization announcement, do you know how serious the consequences of doing so will be?”

“I know.” Gu Qingying sat blandly in her chair.

“Then you still changed it? Do you want me to tell the big boss about this?” Zhang Heming directly threatened.

Gu Qingying’s pretty face was steeply covered with a layer of cold frost as she looked at Zhang Heming with a burning gaze, “Yes, unless you want to roll your bunk and get out!”

“Heh ……” Zhang Heming laughed in exasperation.

However, Gu Qingying’s next sentence caused his smile to freeze.

Gu Qingying said slowly and incomparably calmly, “Unless you want my father to know that you are enriching yourself!”

“You’re nonsense, I’m bent on working for Yingli, you can’t plant evidence like that even if you’re a grand lady, Mr Gu.” Zhang Heming was a little flustered.

However, Gu Qingying became more and more calm, and a smile appeared on her pretty face: “No, this should not be as simple as rolling up and getting out, it should be considered a crime, right?”

Zhang Heming’s face turned red and he was speechless.

Following closely.

Gu Qingying slowly got up, propped her hands on the table, and said with a stern air, “If you really investigate all those things, the crime is nailed on the head, do you really think I’m a rich young fool?”

“Not only have I changed the announcement, but I am now giving you notice to go and re-draft the contract with Din Tai and enforce it as it is!”

“Remember, this is a notice to you, not a discussion with you!”

The words were not to be refuted.

Even Zhang Heming’s temper had subsided at this point.

After hesitating for a moment, Zhang Heming lowered his head and said in a deep voice, “Okay.”

After saying that, he turned around and left.

Gu Qingying sat back in her chair and smiled smugly, “With me and Zhou Yanqiu’s help, Workaholic’s Dingtai won’t be able to go yellow. Workaholic wants to surprise me, so when the day comes, if he knows I’m Yingli’s president, I wonder if he’ll be surprised to?”

The week after.

The work of Dingtai Company went on in an orderly manner.

What Chen Dong didn’t expect was that Yingli, which had originally turned against Dingtai, had inexplicably re-agreed to provide materials for Dingtai and had re-signed the contract.

The terms were the same, but the liability for breach of contract was heavier than the previous one.

In response, Chen Dong was puzzled, but did not object.

In the business world, there are no eternal enemies, only eternal interests.

Since Yingli had reintroduced the olive branch, he gladly accepted it.

Of course, having learnt a lesson from the last time, he did not discard the cooperation with the material company that Zhou Yanqiu had helped to find.

Although the company he had selected from the three companies was still quoting a higher price than the market price.

However, with two bottom cards in hand, the chances of a rollover were much smaller.

Moreover, with the expected revenue from the renovation of the shantytown in the west of the city, he did not care about the higher part of the quotation.

And with one item of material shipped into the site, the City West renovation project was once again up and running.

This has created quite a stir locally.

All the material companies that had joined forces to resist Din Tai were dumbfounded.

And the one who was most enraged was Chen Tianyang.

Bang!

Inside the presidential suite of the Taishan Hotel, Chen Tianyang smashed a vase with his fist.

The television was on, and the evening news about the construction of the city’s western renovation project was playing.

“Damn it! Damn it!”

Chen Tianyang glared angrily, his right fist was scraped by a porcelain piece and blood was flowing, but he didn’t care: “Chen Dong, you wild bastard, how dare you get Zhou Yanqiu’s help, MD, if Zhou Yanqiu didn’t do it for the sake of our Chen family, he would never have helped you, a wild bastard!”

He had done a thousand calculations, but he had missed out on Zhou Yanqiu after all.

Originally, he thought that by spending a small amount of money, he could easily play Chen Dong to death, but to his surprise, Chen Dong had directly played a curved game for him to save his country.

Ever since he was a child, Chen Tianyang had received a top-end education.

But now he had been beaten by Chen Dong, whom he regarded as a “wild child”, and this was a disgrace to him!

A great shame!

At the same time, Chen Tianyang was thunderstruck.

Kunlun was leading Chen Dong to an underground boxing ring in the city.

The dark scene, the bright lights in the centre of the arena, and the deafening hissing sounds that filled the arena.

This scene shocked Chen Dong.

And in the iron cage in the centre of the venue, there was a fist-to-fist brutal fight going on.

“Kunlun, how did you find a place like this?” Chen Dong looked at Kunlun oddly.

To be honest, if Kunlun hadn’t brought him here.

With his circle of life, he would not have been involved in such a place at all.

Kun Lun’s iron tower-like body stood, giving people an invisible oppression in this dark place.

He smiled faintly, “Young master, I am the one who walks in the darkness, and Kunlun still has a keen sense of smell for what is going on in this darkness.”

“Then what are you bringing me here for?” Chen Dong was uncertain.

Bang Teen!

As soon as the words left his mouth, the struggle in the iron cage had ended.

One of them, his face covered in blood, was blasted by his opponent’s fist onto the iron cage, his face rubbing against the cage, and he collapsed straight to the ground, alive or dead.

Boom!

A mountainous shout erupted from the whole crowd.

Chen Dong looked stunned for a moment.

Suddenly.

Kunlun gave Chen Dong’s back a fierce push: “Young master, you’re on next!”


Chapter 46

“I’m on?”

Chen Dong’s breath caught and he looked sullenly at the tragic situation in the iron cage.

Although he desperately wanted to beat Chen Tianyang, he was also letting Kunlun train him in a devilish way.

But when he was really asked to fight in the black boxing ring, it would be bullshit if he didn’t panic in his heart.

Behind him, Kunlun’s voice rang out.

“Young master, real fighting skills are quickly improved in real combat, if you want to be able to have a match with Chen Tianyang in a month, no amount of devilish physical training will be enough.”

Chen Dong’s brow stretched out and his gaze became incomparably firm.

Indeed, Chen Tianyang had received an elite education in the Chen family since he was a child.

Although he was somewhat disdainful, it was undeniable that the Chen Tianyang produced by the elite education was indeed stronger than him in terms of overall quality.

From his childhood, Chen Tianyang had received the most elite physical training, and he did not even have the slightest doubt that the Chen Family would arrange for someone to conduct actual combat on Chen Tianyang.

If he merely relied on the devil’s hell physical training, not to mention a month, even if it was a year, there was no way he would have the strength to defeat Chen Tianyang.

There were some things that made a world of difference, and when it was clear that hard work alone wouldn’t work, one had to choose the desperate way out.

“Good!”

Chen Dong said one word firmly.

The cheering inside the boxing ring continued for a long time before it gradually diminished.

The most bloodcurdling thing about this kind of underground black boxing match was the fist-to-fist, even deadly bloodshed.

Just like the ancient Roman Colosseum, after entering the arena, for the spectators, there are no more lives to be lost, all that remains is the extreme bloody violence.

Of course, what also makes it so hot is the fact that every underground boxing ring has a handicap betting stall.

Each time a list of entrants to a steel cage duel is announced, a new round of betting begins.

The odds, in turn, are determined according to the strength of the dueling sides.

When the next duel was announced on the huge electronic screen.

The darkened venue, which had been occasionally noisy, was abruptly silent.

Everyone looked at the electronic screen in disbelief.

East vs Lone Wolf

“Dong?”

Chen Dong looked at his name and couldn’t help but smile, hadn’t Kunlun been a little too casual when signing him up?

However, after seeing the odds below, he couldn’t laugh a little.

His odds were 1 to 10!

And his opponent, Lone Wolf, was 1 to 3!

Not only that, but underneath Lone Wolf’s name was a lengthy list of records, the most glaring being eight wins, one draw and one loss in ten matches.

Under Chen Dong’s name, on the other hand, there was nothing.

The huge difference in odds and the descriptions of the fights had clearly put this fight out of the question.

Even Chen Dong, a first-timer in the underground boxing world, could see the difference.

Not to mention the veterans present who were immersed in the underground boxing world.

Wow!

There was an uproar.

“A novice? Is this a novice in the ring?”

“At 1-10 odds, what’s a novice if not a novice? Not even a single battle record and he’s up against Lone Wolf, this newbie must be dead.”

“Hahahaha …… We’ll definitely see a Lone Wolf solo death show later on, that newbie will definitely be killed by Lone Wolf inside the cage.”

……

Clang!

With a clear and loud bell.

The betting began.

No one was stupid, a duel with almost no suspense, even though Lone Wolf’s odds were low, it was almost considered a sure win, and those who bet on Lone Wolf took up almost 90% of the bets.

The remaining 10% were betting on Chen Dong with the intention of taking a chance, the odds of 1 to 10 were very tempting, not to mention that it was not unheard of for a newcomer to win before, although it was very low, it did exist.

“Young master.”

Kun Lun handed a white mask to Chen Dong.

Chen Dong nodded his head and put on the white mask.

He had come to the underground boxing arena to gain practical experience, and it was best if he could do so without exposing himself.

As the referee outside the metal cage announced.

Chen Dong took a deep breath and stepped out of the darkness and into the iron cage under the roar of the audience, against the blinding light.

Immediately afterwards, the referee announced that Lone Wolf was coming to the ring, and an even more frenzied chanting erupted from the scene.

Chen Dong then saw a lean man with a bare upper body showing off his bronze muscles, slowly walking into the cage.

His appearance was plain, even a little dry and thin, but his eyes were as fierce as a wolf’s, and at the corner of his right eye, a centipede-like scar extended towards his temple.

Chen Dong and the lone wolf stared at each other and froze with a feeling of hair on their backs.

Their hearts, too, involuntarily sped up.

The shouts of the audience, the blinding glare, and the awe-inspiring aura emanating from Lone Wolf’s body.

At this moment, the intense tension caused Chen Dong to be in a bit of a trance.

This was the first time he had ever fought someone in actual combat, and he had just witnessed a bloody struggle inside a steel cage.

With a whistle.

The lone wolf opposite him suddenly bowed and charged towards Chen Dong like a cannonball.

There were no provocative words, nor were there any unnecessary movements.

Within the iron cage, a duel of life and death.

One extra word or action was enough to decide who would actually be lying on the ground covered in blood.

“Young master ……”

In the darkness outside the iron cage, Kunlun murmured worriedly.

With his years of experience in life and death combat as a mercenary, the scene inside the iron cage was clearly one in which Chen Dong had fallen behind and was being taken the initiative by Lone Wolf.

Moreover, Kunlun clearly sensed Chen Dong’s intense tension.

Bang!

A fancy-free punch.

Chen Dong then felt as if his face had been blasted by a heavy hammer, and with a miserable cry, his mind buzzed as he fell to the ground.

Blood, uncontrollably, gushed out from his throat.

Before he could react, his somewhat blurred vision saw Lone Wolf’s foot, which was kicking rapidly towards his face.

Chen Dong instinctively raised his hands to protect in front of him.

Bang!

With an explosive sound, Chen Dong staggered backwards and crashed into the top of the iron cage.

The force of the powerful punch caused him to throw his head back and spurt out a mouthful of blood, the stars of which fell onto his snow-white mask.

Wow!

Stimulated by the blood, all the spectators shouted out in excitement.

“I, overestimated you.”

At this point, Lone Wolf, who had the upper hand, did not rush to continue his attack, after the brief encounter, he could sort of see it.

This person in front of him was simply a raw egg!

Perhaps it was the first time he had actually fought with someone.

Otherwise, it would be difficult to explain the dumbfounded reaction just now.

Smiling disdainfully, he said, “You’re not here to fight, but to be beaten to death by me.”

Chen Dong wiped a handful of blood from his mouth, the half of his face that had been hit by Lone Wolf’s punch had already swollen up.

Both of his arms had just blocked Lone Wolf’s kick hard, and at this moment, he was also in severe pain as if his bones had cracked.

He clenched his teeth, forcing himself to endure the severe pain as he stared at the Lone Wolf across the room.

He didn’t feel anything wrong with the Lone Wolf’s teasing.

If he continued like this, he would really be killed inside this metal cage.

Maybe with Kunlun around, he wouldn’t be killed, but it would definitely be miserable.

This was not the outcome he wanted.

In a trance, he thought of Kunlun’s words.

“Calm down! Must be extremely calm! Only by being calm can you see the enemy’s weaknesses and kill them with a single blow, fighting techniques are also killing techniques, a single move used in calmness is enough!”

“Whew ……”

Exhaling a heavy breath, Chen Dong slowly closed his eyes.

“Hm?”

Teasingly Lone Wolf was puzzled for a moment.

And in the darkness, Kunlun’s brow furrowed.

When his eyes were closed, Chen Dong struggled to adjust his breathing, using it to calm himself down.

Soon, he did not feel the scene was noisy anymore, nor did he feel the glare overhead.

After everything had calmed down, he slowly opened his eyes.

The pupils, which had been panicked and even a little out of focus, were now incomparably cohesive, calm and deep, creepy under the white mask.

Chen Dong smiled faintly, “Try again.”