Chapter 1329: Breaking off the Engagement
“Alright, no problem!” Xu Xiaobin promised. He was deeply honored and delighted to be able to participate in Liu Jifei’s investment plan. He had waited for this chance for many years. If he could be successful in this order, then his manager position of this small Song Jiang office would naturally arise. Through securing an actual business under his own effort, the people in the head office had no way to sit idle and steal merits. After all, he was the office manager himself. Either he would be promoted to the head office, or to continue to be the office manager. But at that time, he wouldn’t just be a bare commander. His office would, at least, get upgraded to the branch office level.
Of course, Xu Xiaobin was not afraid that the Liu Family’s younger generation would downgrade him through said promotion in the group and put him in an idle post in the internal head office. It was apparent to everyone that he facilitated this business. If the group treated their staff who performed outstanding like this, no one would dare to expand the business in the future. Who would dare to contribute to the company? Even Father Liu, who did not consult on the company’s affairs, much wouldn’t allow this to happen. It would be something that hurt the company’s core. These problems could destroy a towering company.
“One of the most important businesses of our Liu Family is the banknotes escort business. Do you know this?” Liu Jifei began to introduce his own business to Xu Xiaobin in detail. He wanted to give Xu Xiaobin an illusion that the Liu Family was very sincere. With that, he could lure Bao Sanli’s Ming Yang Security Company and deceive them step by step.
Now, Liu Jifei had no idea whether this Ming Yang Security Company had anything to do with Yang Ming. Even if the relationship was not big, he decided to trouble it first. After all, this was an excellent opportunity. Who made this Bao Sanli unlucky? In the eyes of Liu Jifei, he represented the Liu Family. When Bao Sanli suffered a loss, he would settle the score on the Liu Family’s account. He was a low-end person who was born a small punk. What could he do to Liu Jifei?
Liu Jifei thought that any individual character was weak in the face of absolute family unity. Father Liu could make him lose everything and no longer mingle in the business world with one word!
Therefore, Liu Jifei came up with a sinister idea of taking something else to achieve the goal. If the Ming Yang Security Company and Yang Ming were related, it would be a lesson for Yang Ming. If the security company had nothing to do with Yang Ming, then just Bao Sanli was unlucky.
“It turns out that we are going to launch a bank escort business here!” Xu Xiaobin had his eyes glinted with eagerness as he heard it. He knew that Father Liu valued this business very much. He also knew that if he succeeded in facilitating the Liu Family’s business smoothly in Song Jiang, Father Liu would surely look at him in a better light. Entrusting him with a more substantial responsibility was a problem of sooner or later. Just thinking about it, Xu Xiaobin felt excited.
” En , however, you’d better not mention me. I don’t want to show up when you are discussing the business. You can say that you represent the Jiangyan Group of Haicheng .” Liu Jifei continued, “I am different. I am, after all, surnamed Liu, but not a direct family member. If I’m too showy, it’s hard not to give people the impression that I want to fight for power which is not good for my future development. But you are different. You are the younger generation of the Liu Family. After all, it is a foreign surname. No matter how much development is in the future, you can only exist as a group of high-level white-collar workers. Father Liu can’t hand over the power of the group to you.”
“That is indeed the case.” Xu Xiaobin was overjoyed. With Liu Jifei being more low-key, the larger his own merits were. As Xu Xiaobin thought about this, the joy in his heart was hard to describe. “Brother Fei, rest assured. I will not mention you! Your worries are well-founded. After all, your surname is Liu, and you are very close to Father Liu. You can’t be a distant relative, so it’s wise to prevent those direct descendants from suppressing you.
“Yeah, sorry for the trouble.” Liu Jifei acted normally, but he thought, Dumb*ss, do you genuinely believe that I am low-key? If I really have the chance to show off myself, how can I give it to you? It is just that Yang Ming has seen me before, making it inconvenient for me to appear. It is better to be safe than sorry. If Yang Ming recognizes me and warns Bao Sanli to be vigilant, my plan will not work. So, he decided to be a behind-the-scenes manipulator. Moreover, Bao Sanli’s identity didn’t completely make him fearless. Although he was contemptible about it in his words, he still knew that someone whose origins were from the underworld would undeniably act like a gangster. If the time comes and Liu Jifei took over his company, he could do anything out of desperation.
In Liu Jifei’s view, this kind of person would not be able to stir up anything and shake the roots of the Liu Family’s foundation! But when someone was desperate, what if they desperately tried to fight with him? Liu Jifei was like porcelain while Bao Sanli was like stone. Colliding with him was simply a dumb move for Liu Jifei.
With Xu Xiaobin’s participation, Liu Jifei would leave Xu Xiaobin in Song Jiang when he fled. When Bao Sanli was seeking revenge, he could only vent it out on Xu Xiaobin! Thinking of this, Liu Jifei smiled sinisterly.
He felt that he was too much of a genius, being able to think of such a great idea. Looking at Xu Xiaobin, who didn’t know the truth and got excited, Liu Jifei felt that he was a conspiracist.
In a stand-alone villa, an old man was dressed plainly as his eyes squinted. He held an old-fashioned radio in his hand, leisurely listening to the drama.
The elegant and luxurious decoration around the old man and his clothes were in stark contrast to the broken radio from the 80s. But, he didn’t care.
This person… was Fang Tian. Since moving out of Shanty Town was imperative, Yang Ming could not have Fang Tian be a householder who refused to vacate his home despite pressure from the property developers. The reason was that it was simply too conspicuous and unfavorable to Fang Tian’s identity.
So Yang Ming bought a villa for Fang Tian in a relatively quiet neighborhood. Originally, Yang Ming intended to buy one in the Hua Shang District, but Fang Tian didn’t want to come over and had feelings for the old place. Yang Ming had to look into the affluent area next to Shanty Town, which was by his uncle’s home and bought a villa for Fang Tian there.
Sun Jie also had a villa there, but she didn’t usually live there. She usually lived in her high-rise apartment, not far from the company. She only went to the villa occasionally with Yang Ming.
Since Yang Ming bought Fang Tian a house there, Yang Ming purchased one for himself on the way and bought another for Lin Zhiyun’s family. Although he wouldn’t live there for a while, it was good to have a foothold. Yang Ming sometimes needed to ask Fang Tian for some things. It made no sense not to have a place to stay. He couldn’t always stay over at Sun Jie’s place.
Fang Tian didn’t have much luggage. He had a few broken suitcases, a few sets of clothes, a broken TV, and a broken radio. Although Yang Ming gave him a 55-inch LCD TV and high-end audio equipment, Fang Tian insisted on taking his worn-out stuff. Yang Ming had a hard time understanding Fang Tian’s feelings, but he did not stop him.
The phone rang. Fang Tian fumbled on his side and took out a cell phone. This was a large-screen high-volume counterfeit phone for the elderly. He had thrown away the Apple iPhone that Yang Ming bought for him. He spent a hundred yuan on buying the counterfeit phone.
Regarding Fang Tian’s actions, Yang Ming was very speechless. The reason was straightforward. Fang Tian thought that Apple iPhone had too many functions and was inconvenient to use… Yang Ming was confused. Having too many features has become a problem for him?
When Fang Tian looked at the caller ID, his sleepy eyes suddenly opened up and restored their usual shrewdness and vigor. The mobile phone card had already activated an international call function. Fang Tian had friends all over the world, with many of them being foreigners, such as Fatty Li in Vietnam.
To be able to confirm whose call this was, Fang Tian had installed the international caller function. The monthly cost of this function was a lot of money. Most people would not activate this function, except for Fang Tian, who had special needs.
“Hello? Old Wang?” Fang Tian picked up the phone. “What brought you to call me, this old fellow?”
“…” The person on the other side of the phone held it in for a while, apparently quite uncomfortable. After a while, the person finally couldn’t help it and cursed, “Damn it, Old Man Fang, what do you mean? I am one year older than you. If you’re an old fellow, aren’t I going to get buried underground?”
“Look at your tone. It seems you are in a good mood.” Fang Tian didn’t mind. He knew that the more Wang Qishan spoke to him in such a manner, the better he felt; but if Wang Qishan were dull, it would mean that he had troubles.
“I’m still doing fine,” Wang Qishan admitted and smiled. “I heard that your disciple and my baby daughter came up with a Black Butterfly Assassin Group. Aren’t they doing it quite big?”
“You’ve only heard of it? My *ss. Are you sure you merely heard of it?” Fang Tian said with annoyance, “I don’t believe that you did not secretly follow up and investigate.”
“You even found that out.” Wang Qishan wasn’t concerned at all. “Isn’t this a popular trend of speaking now? You look at the youngsters. Once they opened their mouths, it will be ‘I heard,’ ‘it is said,’ ‘they said…’ like this.”
Fang Tian rolled his eyes and said, “Do you need anything? I am listening to my storytelling. I have no time to talk to you.”
“You are here in the middle of the day, and I am in the middle of the night. Do you think I need anything?” Wang Qishan said with anger.
” Oh , it seems when you can’t sleep, you come and harass me.” Fang Tian said afterward, “Then, I’ll hang up first. Shan Tianfang  is about to start his storytelling.”
“You old bastard, wait!” Wang Qishan almost wanted to blow up. “I meant if I had nothing, will I call you in the middle of the night?”
“…” Fang Tian turned off the radio and put it aside. “Well, what’s the matter? Let’s talk.”
“This is the case. I suddenly thought of a fun idea. Do you want to play with me?” Wang Qishan whispered as he lowered his voice.
“What’s so fun?” Fang Tian also came to interest. Generally speaking, if Wang Qishan said that he was looking for something, there must be something, so Fang Tian also got serious.
“Let’s enact a show of breaking off the engagement!” Wang Qishan said mysteriously.
“What do you mean? What did you say? Breaking off the engagement?” Fang Tian was shocked, “Old Wang, what do you want? Who is going to break off an engagement? Didn’t your sister and I already broke off our engagement?”
“It’s not you. It’s about my daughter.” Wang Qishan had a sour face. He thought, Once my sister is brought up, this fellow reacted so much. How old is he? My sister will be back in a few days. I should match them up together. It could actually happen, and then, there will be two marriages and twice the happiness at home.
“Your daughter? Is your daughter engaged again?” When Fang Tian heard that it was Wang Xiaoyan’s business, he immediately wondered.
“Doesn’t she have an engagement with your disciple? It’s with Yang Ming. Who else can he be?” Wang Qishan said helplessly, “Old Man Fang, is your brain degrading? Who else can marry my daughter?”
“Breaking off the engagement? What do you mean? Old Wang, are you taking this opportunity to take revenge?” Fang Tian was anxious. “I don’t want your sister, so then you want to settle the score back and not let your daughter marry my disciple? So be it. Forget about it. Let’s break off the engagement!”
“Am I an old fool to you? Your disciple has already wooed my daughter to his bed. If she isn’t married to him, who else will she marry?” Wang Qishan said hurriedly, “I told you. We are just enacting a break off in marriage. Has your brain gone haywire? Can you understand the human language?”
“I can understand the human language,” said Fang Tian faintly.
“…” Wang Qishan really came around to the idea over the telephone line to put Fang Tian to death, but he still did not have that kind of magic. “We are just fooling around with breaking off the engagement. Do you get it?”
” En , keep talking. I’m listening.” Fang Tian didn’t tease him but asked.
“In the past, when we got the two of them engaged, weren’t the two children unhappy with that? The little princess of my family even ran away from home, making us both worried about it. This time, we both should pull a prank on them. What do you think?” Wang Qishan spoke his thoughts.
“Pull a prank on them? Oh, I generally understand what you mean,” Fang Tian said after listening. “You mean you will agree with Wang Xiaoyan’s request and grant her wish to break off the marriage. I’ll also stop forcing my disciple to marry your daughter. Then, we let them finally find out that it is a tragedy?”
“We don’t need to make it a tragedy, but just pull a big prank on them!” Wang Qishan saw Fang Tian roughly figured out the whole plot, so he said, “That is almost like what I meant. We’ll agree that they can break off the engagement. However, we need to get them to see each other. We can say that although the engagement is broken off, we should sit down and amiably negotiate…”
“Then, once they meet, they will be stupefied, right?” Fang Tian heard this and realized this idea was not bad. This is quite interesting. Wang Qishan is really sinister and vicious. He can come up with such a constructive idea.
” Ha , that’s it! I am so happy when I imagine the two panicking once they meet each other!” Wang Qishan laughed happily.
“Old Wang, how did you think of this idea? This is too…” Fang Tian praised.
” Hehe , am I not too free recently, right? When I have nothing to do, I go to the Chinese website to read the novels and found that books with the breaking engagement trend are so popular. I read them and thought of this idea!” said Wang Qishan.
“What is the meaning of the breaking engagement trend?” asked Fang Tian.
“It is in the novels. The protagonist breaks off from an engagement. Then, he tries very hard to cultivate and triumph over the whole world. There are a few popular ones like Towering Proud Sword , Battle Through the Heavens , Long Live Summons , and so on… Recently, I followed a super nice book called “Supreme Magic Swordsman Instructor .” The author is One Day Ten Night. It is awesome. I recommend you to check it out, and then you will know what breaking off an engagement is. The book number is 1700961…” Wang Qishan said with a smile.
” Ugh …” Fang Tian was confused, but regardless of the breaking of an engagement trend, Wang Qishan’s idea was quite interesting “For the matters of reading the book, let’s talk about it next time, but let’s enact this breaking off an engagement.”
” Hehe , in fact, the breaking off an engagement will be an engagement in the end. It is almost the same. By that time, I will invite all the friends in the industry and made a testimony, letting the two children be engaged.”
” En , sure, then let us do this. I will talk to my disciple in a while.” Fang Tian nodded and agreed.
“I will also talk to Yanyan. Haha .” Wang Qishan said with a smile.
So, after Fang Tian hung up the phone, he called Yang Ming.
Yang Ming just walked into the classroom when the phone rang. He didn’t want to pick it up, but he saw that the caller ID was Fang Tian and Yang Ming couldn’t not pick it up.
“Old Man Fang, what’s the matter? I’m attending a class at university.” Yang Ming lowered his voice and lowered his head to pick up the phone call.
Although Yang Ming had the habit of skipping classes in university with no lecturers bother with him, he would not blatantly do his own thing in the classroom. After all, he was Xiao Qing’s younger godbrother. Having a bad attitude would paint bad opinions from others on Xiao Qing. Even if these people dared not say anything, Yang Ming did not want to be despised.
“You should come to my place for a while. There is something I need to say to you.” Fang Tian said, “Then you should go to class first, and then I will speak to you later.”
“Okay, I will come over at noon.” Yang Ming agreed and hung up.
“Aren’t you quite busy every day!?” Tian Donghua saw that Yang Ming was not only late, but just picked up the phone when he entered the classroom and smiled.
“How can I be as busy as you? You probably could not even find your own classrooms, right?” Yang Ming smiled and said, “You have pursued a girl to this point. It is truly amazing!”
“Bro, don’t underestimate me.” Tian Donghua pointed to a few books on his desk. “I have been reading marketing books all this time, just not to lose your face! In the future, if you put your Donghai’s company under my care, and I lose all your money, I failed your recommendation and trust.”
Yang Ming was just pulling a joke. Tian Donghua’s recent actions were clear. This kid had worked harder than before. His dormitory was also full of marketing books. It seemed that he really wanted to achieve a great career.
“It is great that you have this ambition. Just stick to it, and it will be your victory.” Yang Ming patted Tian Donghua’s shoulder. “Did you make any contact with your dad recently?”