Winner Takes All Chapter 54-56

Chapter 54

Three days later.

Chen Dong then ignored the doctor’s advice and insisted on going through the hospital discharge procedure.

Now that the shantytown renovation project in the west of the city had reached a critical moment and would soon be opened for pre-sale, he still had a lot of things to do.

Moreover, if he continued to stay in hospital and did not visit his mother at the Lijin Hospital, he would not be able to hide his injuries.

The gauze had not yet been removed from his body, but with a little care, it was not a big deal.

When Gu Qingying and Kunlun helped Chen Dong, who had been discharged from the hospital, back to his rented room.

Gu Qingying’s entire body was stunned.

“Chen Dong, you’ve been living in a house like this?”

In her opinion, Chen Dong was at least the boss of Dingtai Real Estate, with an annual salary of over a million dollars, but he was actually living in this two-room house, which was still rented out!

Not to mention her, even other people would not believe it.

“I think it’s fine.”

Chen Dong laughed to himself.

Gu Qingying’s red lips mumbled, looking at Chen Dong, whose face was still a bit pale and haggard, suddenly felt very heartbroken.

She suddenly reacted, where had all the money Chen Dong had earned over the years gone.

“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said such words.” Gu Qingying lowered her head, as if she was a small child who had made a mistake.

Her words just now were indeed a little abrupt.

Chen Dong shook his head and laughed, “It’s alright, what’s more, remember the surprise I said I would give you?”

Saying that, he winked at Gu Qingying and smiled noncommittally.

Gu Qingying’s eyes flashed and looked at Chen Dong in dismay, having a guess, but Chen Dong’s non-committal response made her give up asking.

Since it was a surprise he had prepared, then she would meekly stare at it as it came.

Wouldn’t asking more questions now take the meaning out of the surprise?

After Gu Qingying and Kunlun helped Chen Dong put away his traveling gifts, Chen Dong washed up again and changed into a suit.

In the mirror, his face did look a little pale and haggard, but his entire mental state was also a little better than it had been a moment ago.

“Kunlun, you are at home, after Xiao Ying and I went to see my mother at the Lijin Hospital, we went to the company.”

Chen Dong instructed and took Gu Qingying to the Lijin Hospital.

Visiting his mother, Chen Dong did not spend much time.

He was afraid that if he stayed by his mother’s side for too long, she would see the signs.

Ever since he was a child, everything he did could not escape his mother’s eyes.

In fact, as soon as he and Gu Qingying entered the room, Li Lan saw that his face did not look right and asked about it.

But Chen Dong gave a vague excuse by saying that he was too tired from work.

After making sure that his mother was getting better, Chen Dong was relieved. After giving Fan Lu a few words of advice, he and Gu Qingying left the hospital and rushed to Dingtai Company alone.

After seeing Chen Dong, the employees of the company obviously looked a little more relaxed.

They knew that Dingtai was now overloaded with the shantytown renovation project in the west of the city and had bet almost everything on it.

Chen Dong, as the owner of the company, was undoubtedly the company leader and the backbone of the staff.

During the three days he disappeared, the company was left without a leader.

If it wasn’t for a few middle-level cadres who were running the company at full steam and controlling the project process, the staff would have been in a state of panic.

Chen Dong was naturally aware of the impact his sudden disappearance had on the company during these three days.

After a few simple words to calm the staff, he called a few of Xiao Ma’s area heads into his office.

“I’m sorry, I’ve worked hard for you guys during these three days of my absence.”

Without unnecessary courtesies and pleasantries, Chen Dong took the lead and got up to apologise to Xiao Ma’s few staff.

Having worked in the workplace for three years, he was used to being thunderous in order to work efficiently, and was not like the older ones who were old-fashioned in the workplace, who were used to being vain and pushing and delaying.

“Brother Dong, you’ve been driving us crazy these past three days, and everyone is worried about what’s happened to you.” Xiao Ma said worriedly.

Chen Dong smiled, his heart warming.

He had brought Xiao Ma over with him, and he understood all the feelings that Xiao Ma had for him.

In fact, those who could be assigned to be in charge of various areas in this renovation project were in fact people who could be entrusted with important responsibilities in his heart.

“Ran some personal errands, it’s fine now, so you guys report on the progress of the project.”

Chen Dong digressed, he didn’t want his staff to worry about his health.

After being stabbed, bleeding profusely and resuscitating a handful of times, he was discharged from the hospital in three days, and they might panic even more when he told them about it, Xiao Ma.

Xiao Ma did not pursue the issue, but began to report, “The progress of the various areas is progressing in an orderly manner, the pre-sale permits are being processed, and the pre-sale is expected to start in the middle of the month this month.”

“Mid-month?” Chen Dong was instantly delighted.

When the pre-sales of the new buildings started, it would be the time for Dingtai to completely set sail.

After a pause, another person in charge said.

“However, Brother Dong, the plate in the west of the city is so big, I personally think it is better not to launch pre-sales for all of them immediately, as this will damage the property prices and cause confusion in the sales market.”

Chen Dong nodded his head and pondered.

Indeed, the shantytown in the west of the city was an old town, famous for its filth and disorder, but the area covered was not small at all.

This time, when he split the area, he had even split it by ten out of ten.

The news of Yike Plaza moving in has caused house prices in the shantytown west to go up against the market.

If the listings in each of the slices were put up for sale at the same time, it would inevitably send the number of listings in the city skyrocketing, which would not only not achieve the desired pre-sale effect, but might even pull down the house prices.

Moreover, too many properties in the western part of the city will be on the market, which will surely lead to a rush by the public.

As soon as Yike moves in, property prices will have to rise.

“This way, we’ll start with the pre-sales of the western-most plates, and slow down the pre-sales of the area where Xiao Ma is located and the area near the main city.” Chen Dong clapped his hands on the decision, “Let’s set the time on the 15th.”

“Okay.”

Xiao Ma and the others answered at the same time and left the office with fighting spirit.

As the head of the area, no, even the employees of the company knew that Din Tai had a hit this time, and everyone had a good deal to gain.

After all, Chen Dong had never been a stingy person back when he was the vice president.

“Let’s set it for the 15th.”

Chen Dong rubbed his chin, a glint in his eyes and a faint smile.

Then, he picked up his phone and called Kun Lun, asking him to find a design company and pick the right furniture to move into the Tianmen Mountain villa after viewing it on site.

After hanging up the phone, Chen Dong sent a message to Gu Qingying again.

“Little Shadow, on the 15th, I’ll give you a big surprise.”

“Okay yeah.”

Gu Qingying’s reply was simple.

Chen Dong smiled spontaneously, he knew that Gu Qingying’s heart to return to China was for him, moreover, he wanted to pull him up when he was deep in the mud.

Since he and Gu Qingying had established a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.

Then he, he had to give the best to Gu Qingying.

The 15th day was not only another answer sheet for his father, whom he had never met.

He wanted to let the whole city know that Gu Qingying was his girlfriend.

What’s more, he wanted to let Gu Qingying know that he would not let him lose the bet she had made with her whole life!

Rubbing his nose, Chen Dong suddenly felt some small anticipation, “I also wonder what kind of reaction Xiaoying will have on the day of the 15th, under a heavy surprise?”

 

Chapter 55

In the evening of the same day.

A news item was released on local television.

“Dingtai Real Estate will pre-sell the property in the west of the city on the 15th of this month.”

This news, once again like a heavy bomb, bombarded the city.

The whole city shook and people were moved.

When the news of Yike’s announcement to move in was first announced, it made the property prices in the shantytown west of the city go up against the market.

Many people sighed and sighed that they did not rush to buy houses in the old city as early as possible.

This time, the new listings after the renovation have come on the market, making those who were sighing with sorrow have their minds racing.

As long as they get their hands on the west side of the city, the price of housing in the west side of the city is bound to rise after Yike officially moves in.

After all, over the years, where EVERYONE has passed, house prices have risen in response!

Invariably, a wave of home buying has quietly coalesced among the city’s citizens.

Chen Dong leaned back on the sofa and watched the news playing on the television.

He smiled confidently.

This momentum had been gathering for more than a month, and next, he was just waiting for the 15th to completely explode.

At this time, the phone rang.

Looking at the caller ID, Chen Dong revealed a gentle smile.

“Hello, Little Shadow.”

“Congratulations, Mr. Chen, the 15th is going to be the pre-sale of the house in the west of the city, I’ve seen it all on the news.”

Chen Dong smiled spontaneously, “Xiaoying, can you take a day off that day?”

He knew that Gu Qingying was working after returning to China, but it had only been a few days, and so many things had happened in it that he now had no idea where exactly Gu Qingying was working.

“It’s a must! My boyfriend’s company is bursting at the seams with pre-sales, so I’m sure I can knock a big bonus from my boss, so I must let you treat me!” On the phone, Gu Qingying’s voice was happy, “By the way, the big surprise you said at noon for me on the 15th, it wouldn’t be about the bonus, would it?”

This girl, still haven’t reacted by now?

But it was good, so that the surprise on the 15th would be more shocking and exciting!

Chen Dong gave an odd smile, “Pretty much.”

“Hee hee …… I’m going to Genting Sky, plus I’ve got a surprise for you that day too.” Gu Qingying said with a mysterious smile.

A surprise?

Chen Dong was stunned for a moment.

As for Genting Sky, he didn’t care at all.

It was a top-notch private restaurant, situated on the top floor of the city’s tallest building, overlooking the whole city, and even when he was lucky enough to encounter fog condensation, he could feel like he was on top of a sea of clouds.

This is how the Genting restaurant got its name.

It is said that the lowest price there is in the six-figure range.

This also led to only a very small number of people in the city being able to go to the Genting Restaurant.

Even if Chen Dong used to be a vice president with a million annual salary, he would not dare to spend so much.

However, now he was indifferent.

“Good.” Chen Dong said with a smile.

On the phone, Gu Qingying was full of anticipation, “Yada yada yada, how should I dress up that day, I must dress up beautifully, going to a fancy place like Genting Sky, I can’t lose my boyfriend’s face.”

Chen Dong smiled, in fact, Gu Qingying was really beautiful, even if it was just a simple casual dress, the temperament she had cultivated since she was a child was enough to overpower some celebrities.

What’s more, would Gu Qingying have never been to Genting Sky?

He knew that Gu Qingying was only saying that as a girlfriend who was deliberately being cute and pampered in front of him.

Chen Dong was about to return a rainbow fart.

On the phone, Gu Qingying’s voice suddenly rang out, “What’s more, it’s such a solemn thing to slaughter big money, so if I don’t dress nicely, I’ll be sorry for big money too.”

Chen Dong suddenly couldn’t laugh anymore.

This girlfriend, I’m afraid she is not to be taken seriously, right?

After chatting with Gu Qingying for a few minutes, Chen Dong hung up the phone.

On the other hand, after Gu Qingying hung up the phone, she was looking forward to the 15th with great joy.

She smiled quirkily, “Big fool, I don’t think he even knows I’m Yingli’s boss now, right? Tell him on the 15th, it’s sure to surprise him out of his mind, right?”

As she murmured, she couldn’t help but brainstorm Chen Dong’s dumbfounded look, and the smile on her face got even sweeter.

……

The Wang family.

At this moment, the air seemed to be freezing.

The air pressure was so low that it made people suffocate a little.

The four members of Wang Nan Nan’s family sat on the sofa, watching the news playing on the TV with different faces.

Wang De and Zhang Xiuzhi’s faces were iron blue, and Zhang Xiuzhi’s fists were clenched, gritting her teeth as if she wanted to eat someone.

Wang Hao’s face was full of anger as he stared intently at the television.

Wang Nan Nan, on the other hand, was sitting on the sofa with her head bowed, her beautiful eyes filled with tears and she was crying.

“Sister, why didn’t you advise us more before?”

Wang Hao’s crying voice broke the dead silence in the living room as he said pleadingly to Zhang Xiuzhi, “Mom …… do you still want Xue’er and I to get married or not?”

With one word, Zhang Xiuzhi completely exploded.

She said, “Wang Nan Nan, do you still have this family in your heart? If you had persuaded me and your father to buy a flat in the west of the city, Xiao Hao would be married to Xue’er by now.

The words were harsh, mean and biting.

Wang Nan Nan looked at Zhang Xiuzhi with a dismayed face.

When she saw the news just now, she had a premonition that there would be something like this now.

But there was really no way she could accept that after all these days, the whole family was actually blaming her for not buying a house.

“Mom …… Why should I be blamed? Haven’t I done enough for this family?”

Wang Nan Nan couldn’t hold back her tears and cried and begged, “Please let me go, I really really did my best, how much money did I take to the family in the three years of marriage with Chen Dong? How many times have I helped Xiao Hao, isn’t that enough?”

“Bullshit!”

Zhang Xiuzhi said fiercely with a hostile look on her face, “You are the older sister, that is what you should take from the family, do you still think you are honourable? You can’t even help with something as big as your brother’s wedding, what are you talking to me about?”

Wang Nan Nan was full of exhaustion and desperately bowed her head and cried out.

“Cry, cry, cry, just know how to cry! If you had listened to me and your father and found a rich man to marry, how could our family have been reduced to this state? But you had to marry that son of a bitch Chen Dong!”

Zhang Xiuzhi scolded relentlessly, without any regard for Wang Nan Nan’s feelings at the moment.

Wang Hao, who was full of aggression, was furious when he heard the word “Chen Dong”.

He blurted out, “Mom and Dad, Chen Dong has money! I saw his dead mother at the Lijin Hospital, and the nurse told me that his mother had recently undergone a liver transplant and was now getting better.

“What?”

Wang De and Zhang Xiuzhi’s faces changed dramatically.

Zhang Xiuzhi said, “Xiao Hao, what are you talking nonsense about, how could that loser still have money?”

Immediately afterwards, Wang Hao gritted his teeth and said, “It’s true, would I, as a son, lie to you? He must have planned this long ago and used the 200,000 yuan as an excuse to divorce her!”

At those words.

Wang De and Zhang Xiuzhi were instantly filled with anger.

Zhang Xiuzhi was struck by lightning and sat down on the sofa, pounding her chest and crying, “Aiya …… God damn it, how can that wimp be so vicious, did our family plow his ancestral grave?”

“Wang Nan Nan, I don’t care what you use, you must give me another few hundred thousand back from Chen Dong, otherwise, I’ll die in your face as a mother!”

 

Chapter 56

“Mom ……”

Wang Nan Nan broke down, teary-eyed, looking at Zhang Xiuzhi in despair.

Zhang Xiuzhi, however, scolded with disgust, “Cry cry cry cry, just know how to cry, get the hell out of here!”

“Nan Nan, don’t irritate your mother, she has just been discharged from the hospital.” Wang De couldn’t bear to watch and said to Wang Nan Nan in a deep voice.

Waiting for Wang Nan Nan to leave.

Only then did Wang De sighed and complained to Zhang Xiuzhi, “Tell me about you, why do you always bring everything up on your daughter?”

“You blame me? Then you should find a way to raise money!”

Zhang Xiuzhi’s words caused Wang De’s face to turn red.

Wang De’s tone softened a little: “But what if Chen Dong doesn’t have any money?”

“Dad, how can Chen Dong not have money? How could he save his deadbeat mother without money?” Wang Hao shouted at the top of his lungs.

“Shut up, don’t you think this family is messy enough?”

Wang De glared angrily, scaring Wang Hao into stopping his shouting.

Turning to Zhang Xiuzhi, Wang De said, “After Nan Nan and Chen Dong got married, all the bank cards were held by Nan Nan, how much money the family had, Nan Nan knows best, she shouldn’t be able to be cheated.”

“If I were to say so, Chen Dong has money to cure his mother, he should have borrowed it from his company, at least he is a vice president, it shouldn’t be difficult to borrow some money.”

The analysis made even Zhang Xiuzhi’s anger calm down a little, and she frowned and pondered.

After a few seconds, Zhang Xiuzhi jerked her neck up and said with a savage face, “I don’t care if he has money, since he can borrow once at his company, he can borrow a second time, back then my family didn’t mind him and let him climb high, now he’s ungrateful and divorcing Nan Nan, 200,000 and he wants to get rid of Nan Nan?”

“You ……”

Wang De’s face turned red for a while and he was speechless.

Zhang Xiuzhi unrelentingly crossed her arms: “I what I? You still have to listen to me on this matter, for the sake of our Xiao Hao, let Nan Nan gouge out another few hundred thousand from Chen Dong, this is only fair to Nan Nan, that phoenix man wants to send Nan Nan off with two hundred thousand, no way!”

Wang De sighed and sat down on the sofa, bowing his head and not arguing any more.

It was Wang Hao who happily took Zhang Xiuzhi’s arm, “Thank you, mum, mum is the best for me.”

Zhang Xiuzhi dotingly rubbed Wang Hao’s hair: “Pity the parents’ hearts, you are my own son, can I not love you?”

……

Boom click!

Thunder streaked across the night sky.

Heavy rain drizzled down.

Wang Nan Nan walked desperately through the streets, drenched in rain.

Her vision was blurred, and she was not sure whether it was tears or rain.

After walking for a short distance, she could not walk any further and sat down on the side of the road.

The road was empty and the street was dimly lit.

When no one was looking, Wang Nan Nan’s emotions broke down, as if the river had broken its banks.

She had never imagined that after divorcing Chen Dong, her life would be such a chicken-and-egg affair.

Regret came rushing in.

She took out her mobile phone several times to find someone to talk to, but in the end, she put it down helplessly.

Because she violently discovered that after three years of marriage, she was used to the affluent life Chen Dong gave her, and after her life changed, her nature became more and more spoiled, causing her former friends to stay away.

Finally, Wang Nan Nan picked up her mobile phone anyway and tearfully found Chen Dong’s WeChat.

“Chen Dong, I want to see you ……”

After waiting for half an hour, there was no reply.

Wang Nan Nan was a little exasperated and stubbornly sent a WeChat over again.

“You said you would see me last time, why did you avoid seeing me? I gave you all I could, even my body, is it so hard to see you now?”

After sending one WeChat, Wang Nan Nan felt that it was not enough and quickly edited up a third WeChat.

“You’re just cheating on me, you’re a scum! You deliberately cheated me out of my divorce in order to be with that green tea Gu Qingying, Chen Dong, you won’t see me tonight, I will make you regret it!”

After the message was sent, there was a response soon after.

Ding!

The WeChat message alert tone lifted Wang Nan Nan’s spirits.

But when she saw Chen Dong’s reply, she instantly fell into a cave of ice, feeling her already damp whole body so cold that it stung her bones.

Chen Dong’s reply was simple.

“I can’t hold it up!”

After a few seconds had passed, a frantic look gradually emerged in Wang Nan Nan’s eyes.

Her silver teeth clenched as she squeezed out a sentence from between her teeth.

“You forced me, you all forced me, all of you forced me! Chen Dong, neither you nor I will have an easy time, you were the first to be unkind, don’t blame me for being unrighteous, aren’t you having a smooth ride at Dingtai? If I make a scene at your company’s pre-sale launch on the 15th, I’ll see how you can still be this vice president in your company!”

In the rented room, after sending the message, Chen Dong laughed disdainfully.

He was not a character that dragged his feet, since he had already divorced Wang Nan Nan, it was time to break it off cleanly.

Otherwise, he would be sorry for what Gu Qingying had given now.

Besides, a serious illness of his mother had allowed him to see the Wang family and Wang Nan Nan clearly.

The way they were eating, it was too ugly!

For three years, he had tolerated every step because of Wang Nan Nan, but in return, the Wang family had become even more aggressive.

Some things could be tolerated, but some things were his bottom line, and there was no turning back, no enduring!

As for giving, she, Wang Nan Nan, has given a lot, but what about him?

Chen Dong also lost his sleep.

He had no pity for Wang Nan Nan’s harassment. Wang Nan Nan’s current situation was entirely due to herself and her family, and had nothing to do with him.

What he did have was anger.

Anger that Wang Nan Nan had disturbed his sleep.

Picking up his phone again, he dialed a number for Long Lao.

The phone was still off as prompted on the other end.

This caused Chen Dong to frown and worry.

Since Elder Long had left, he had tried to contact him several times as he wanted to find out what had happened.

But without exception, Elder Long’s phone had been switched off ever since he had left.

He had also asked Kunlun a few times, but the answers he received were all stumped and mum.

A sigh of relief.

Chen Dong put down his phone, the appearance of Chen Tianyang had given him a vague perception of the family.

It was precisely because of the perception that he felt horrible.

How powerful should a family that held the world’s wealth in its hands and treated people’s lives like weeds be?

One thing he could be sure of was that if that father, whom he had never met, had not sent Kunlun to him in advance.

Perhaps, he would have been killed by Chen Tianyang when he met him for the first time.

And then …… there would be no more then.

After thinking about this, Chen Dong understood somewhat what Elder Long had said to him back then.

However, he was still a little confused as to what had happened back then that had caused that father to abandon his family.

Chen Dong got up and went into the bathroom and splashed a handful of cold water on his face.

Any remaining sleepiness was gone.

He changed into his gym clothes and tiptoed out of his rented room to train in the park next to his neighbourhood.

The only thing he could do, until he knew the full extent of the situation, was to be strong.

Not only in business and power and money, but even his body was not allowed to slacken.

It was also at the same time that Chen Dong left his rented room.

The guest room where Kun Lun was sleeping quietly opened a crack.

Looking at the door of the room that had just closed, Kun Lun smiled appreciatively, “Young master, it does look like the old master.”

After saying that, the smile on his face faded away and he looked down at the phone he was clutching in his hand, a little worried.

In these days, not only was Chen Dong calling Elder Long.

He was also calling, and he had also called the old master.

But whether it was the old master or Elder Long, the phones contacted were all switched off.

This made Kunlun very apprehensive.

Something should have happened at home ……!