100 Million Yuan Wife - chapter-318-untitled
Chapter 318: Untitled
The collapse of the Repulse Bay project was an unprecedented case of a
shoddy project that also tarnished MBS International’s reputation. Ye
Zhenhua, out of agony, vomited blood and was sent to the hospital in the
night. As Louis received the information earlier than Ye Zhenhua, he was
unusually calm as though it was within expectations. Without discussing
the incident, he ordered his men to seem as though they were salvaging
The extent of the collapse was immense as what should have been a major
project was halfway through when it collapsed in the middle and destroyed
its foundation. Louis had indeed encountered many technical issues in the
Repulse Bay project.
As he had to make up for lost time without the original schematics of the
project but only with sketches, there were many details that were
overlooked. The hand-take for the project was very clearly defined and
the previous team brought along all the documents when they departed. As
the terrain around Repulse Bay was complicated, there were numerous
problems encountered, including what had to be made up for when it came
to Third Young Master Ye’s team’s hand-drawn schematics and putting
in additional care during construction.
Louis did not have the luxury of time to resolve the technical problems.
He was too confident in allowing Third Young Master Ye’s team to leave
scot-free and gloss over the difficulties encountered during the project.
While a few omissions were still passable, the final construction was
largely different from the original, which led to the middle weakening.
All that was needed was deliberate sabotage to the middle section of the
project to trigger its collapse.
Third Young Master Ye’s bets were on that. Once the project was passed
to Louis, it was a matter of time before problems surfaced. His original
plan revolved leaving Repulse Bay’s foundations alone to take over it
later and then resolve the middle section’s technical problems, which
would save him some funds.
Nobody expected Louis to, of all things, play dirty and force him to
cripple himself to play dirty. Such dirty tactics thoroughly ruined the
Repulse Bay project and he would rather start from scratch.
Louis and Ye Zhenhua asked for it.
Even if he angered Ye Zhenhua to death, Third Young Master Ye was not
particularly fazed by it. When he received news of Ye Zhenhua’s
hospitalization, Third Young Master Ye had nary a reaction. He replied
that he was busy and would pay his respects, leaving everyone receiving
the news stunned at how deep the hatred between the father and son had
It was so deep and intense.
With intense media coverage, the scandal went international at the
fastest speed possible. With so many eyeballs on the incident, MBS
International was sure to collapse at the quickest speed possible.
Louis actually did not know that this was sabotage as there were no
deaths. As there were many workers around when construction continued
throughout the night, it was unusual that there were no casualties
despite the collapse.
While one could tell that something was amiss, there was no proof to back
it up. Even the construction workers were baffled.
While Louis’ team had initially estimated the loading factor and were
confident of it, they were still able to keep the project on pace despite
the lack of total stability.
The sudden collapse must have been deliberate.
Third Young Master Ye was extremely certain about the specific technical
aspect that did not make the cut. All he had to do was to weaken that
aspect and the entire project was gone. As he never left a trace,
especially with such drastic moves, nobody could relate him to what had
To put it not so politely, even if there was insufficient time to
evacuate the construction workers that night, Third Young Master Ye could
not be bothered about the deaths of tens of them.
Relevant departments in the government started to intervene and interfere
in all of the construction projects that MBS International was involved
in. Professional surveying teams were sent to investigate the extent of
The person in charge of the project, Louis, was administratively detained
by the police. Although he went into the police station for a moment and
had some coffee before he was bailed out, it was a formality that he had
As Third Young Master Ye saw the few detectives and him walk toward the
police car, he felt thoroughly good. While he knew that he would come out
from the police station, he still felt good as detaining the godfather of
the Italian Mafia was something glorious.
The hospital was besieged by reporters. As Ye Zhenhua was unwell, his
statements were taken in the hospital. Him vomiting blood was timely, and
he was still deeply humiliated.
This day, MBS International’s share prices were gravely affected. As
the family members were not present, Louis’ consortium without its head
did not act as aggressively. Maybe they knew that the battle had ended.
Fourth Young Master Tang and Lin heaped additional pressure on MBS
International once the stock market opened. MBS International’s share
In the afternoon, MBS International’s reputation was dealt another
Three batches of diamonds in MBS International’s warehouse were found
to have radioactivity levels that exceeded specifications. With public
opinion awash against MBS International, poor Mister Louis was brought to
the police station again and then released on bail in the afternoon.
In the span of a day, Mister Louis, who had never been detained in his
life, had to walk out of the police station twice. This was the biggest
humiliation and largest aggravation to the godfather of the Italian Mafia.
A look at his sinister gaze could tell that he was on the brink of rage.
People noticed that the once gentlemanly melancholic prince was no longer
melancholic but sinister instead. He was exceptionally sinister.
Going in and out of the police station was trivial. What was scariest was
the government ordering all jewelry from MBS International to be recalled
as the raw materials for MBS International’s jewelry was tainted with
radiation. In the span of a day, MBS International’s products, from the
exclusive resellers to the display cabinets in major shopping malls,
disappeared from public view.
At the same time, MBS International’s feedback line received one too
This was a disastrous day in MBS International’s history. As Fourth
Young Master Tang and Lin kept the pressure up, Third Young Master Ye was
in the mood and watched the news, financial papers, and all reports with
GK International Media went the mile to create a column that specially
followed the news. It even dramatically contrasted MBS International
helmed by Third Young Master Ye against MBS International under Louis’
This heaven-and-earth comparison that Klose called the shots on continued
its typically campy style. People could not help but simmer in laughter
at what should have been a factual report by GK International Media.
With the war at its peak, the victor was clear.
Even if Louis invoked the gods, they would not be able to save him. Once
a corporation’s reputation is tarnished, all else is empty talk as the
corporate reputation is what mattered.
Many were certain that this was a premeditated, planned, and vicious
toxic competition which was started by the former president of MBS
International, Ye Chen. But, who would even say that?
Firstly, there was some leeway in related legislation and they did not
invoke any legal loopholes. Accusing Third Young Master Ye would be akin
to slapping oneself, which was something many would not do.
Secondly, when Third Young Master Ye stepped down, he played the
emotional card and won over the public. While some caught onto it, this
helped pave the way to MBS International’s return—for Third Young
Master Ye to helm MBS International following the incidents. This was not
something that jealousy could achieve. This was a combination of acting
skills, smarts, talent, and a scheming mind played to perfection that one
had to respect.
Thirdly, the number of corporations that supported him, GK International
Media, Tang’s Enterprises, and the Lin Family were no slouches that
commanded substantial influence. Although these corporations minded their
own business, this incident revealed that these corporations minding
their own business was merely a false impression.
With the heads of the east, west, and north of the city brothers, the
Tang and Lin families were incurring a loss to help Third Young Master Ye
gain power. When one looked at the marketplace, the number of people who
could wield such influence was few and far between.
Even if one saw through it all, all they could do was to feign their
This was Third Young Master Ye’s typical style—to slap you and still
have you thank him. Nobody could do anything to him, and whoever crossed
him was in for a bad time. If the godfather of the Italian Mafia could
not beat him, everybody else might be better off calling it a day.
Out of this understanding, Third Young Master Ye’s telephone rang
nonstop as many bosses who made the wrong choice politely established
relationships with Third Young Master Ye.
Third Young Master Ye was gentlemanly and did not refuse anybody. He had
this ‘come and bribe me for I do not care’ vibe that made Cheng Anya
and baby Cheng despise him.
To say something and do something else was Third Young Master Ye.
“That was nothing short of vicious,” Ye Wei said as she followed up
on the latest developments in the young kid’s study room. To lay
dormant for seven days and strike on the first day with total success
left Ye Wei extremely pleased. She was even more pleased when she saw
Louis’ face, even more so than teasing Mo Jue.
“I wanted to say that he was a pervert,” Eleven said coolly. The
jewelry materials tainted with radiation should have been exposed in the
morning, but he wanted to wait until the afternoon. Ask Third Young
Master Ye why.
His response: If it was leaked in the morning, it would lose its value as
Louis would only enter the police station once and settle everything. He
loved to see how Louis was repeatedly detained by the police.
He also felt that the policemen would give him a medal as many undercover
agents died because of the Mafia. With their godfather being detained by
the police, the tables had indeed turned. How much more meaningful could
Firstly, seeing Louis humiliated left him pleased. Secondly, he was doing
a service for the public, something every good citizen should do.
As he went on, Miss Cheng, Ye Wei, and Eleven’s eyes twitched hard.
Apart from giving him the thumbs-up, Ye Wei could not think of any other
way out. Miss Cheng, who was used to it, remained calm.
Third Young Master Ye took an interest in messing people up as he sent
them to their doom. One wondered how he cultivated such a twisted mindset.
“That’s how Daddy has always been. Get used to it!” The young kid,
who was extremely calm and praised his daddy’s action, was undoubtedly
Third Young Master Ye’s son. Ye Wei dope-slapped him.
“When your little son grows up, he will be even more twisted than third
brother.” Ye Wei was extremely certain and beyond doubt that this
little gentleman would surpass his father.
Eleven nodded in agreement!
Ye Wei pinched the young kid’s cheeks and turned his face. “I am
stifled. Baby, tell me about my third brother. While he had a terrible
upbringing, his twisted mentality is understandable. As for you, who is
loved by your parents, protected, spared from torture, and never suffered
any setback, could you become as twisted?”
She was extremely curious about this.
Brother and sister, especially Third Brother, had it worst. This,
however, guaranteed the happiness and good life of the next generation.
The young kid was definitely an accident.
“There is a term… Inheritance!” The young kid smiled elegantly as
he gave a cryptic answer. He resembled Third Young Master Ye’s squinted
Ye Wei was at a loss for words.
Eleven was speechless…
“Got it. You’d better pass this down to your children. If each member
of the family surpasses the previous generation, the Ye family will rule
the world.” Ye Wei laughed alluringly as she moved her wrist. Her
wrist, which had almost recovered, was still not as comfortable as it was
when she was well.
It was the young kid’s turn to become speechless. He did not even know
whether his wife was born yet. Wasn’t it a tad too early to talk about
the next generation?
“Desperate times call for desperate measures. One wonders what other
tricks Louis has up his sleeve.”
“According to the information that I received, the Mafia is planning to
pull back to Italy. Since the battle in City A was a battle for MBS that
only mattered to Ye Zhenhua, Italy is Louis’ main camp. It wouldn’t
make sense for him to be penny wise and pound foolish,” the young kid
“He is planning to pull back?” Ye Wei raised her eyebrows. This was a
little out of expectation as she was expecting Louis to put up a final
struggle. This was not Louis’ style. The violent man, even in the
throes of his death, would take somebody with him to his death.
Eleven frowned in slight incomprehension. “Did the Mo brothers
deliberately mislead you?”
“Is there even a need to?” the young kid asked nonchalantly. “I am
not going to interfere in his fight with Daddy and will, at most, just
get some popcorn. Since Daddy is able to handle it all, why should I show
“That is not necessarily the case,” Ye Wei said as she stroked her
chin and murmured to herself. “It has been years since people came to
ask for trouble. Does that mean that Mo Jue is still alive?”
As Eleven coldly harrumphed, the young kid stuck his head close to Ye Wei
but Ye Wei did not react. “Auntie, are you in love?”
Ye Wei responded and smiled alluringly. She then kissed the young kid on
the face. “When you reach auntie’s age, a female who does not
fantasize about men is definitely abnormal. Your auntie is free from
psychological trauma and healthy, so fantasizing about men is logical and
understandable. As for you, aren’t you too young to fantasize about
As the young kid saw Ye Wei admit this openly, he smiled and brought his
daddy out. “As I have my father’s style with me, this is
“You, unfilial son.”
“While Mo Jue still being alive may be good for you, it isn’t for
us.” Eleven reminded her. How could that damn lass fall in love with
that numb skull? How spineless of her.
“Hey, what’s with the two of you? I am not interfering with business.
I will still kill when I have to, and wallop when I have to. Did you see
me go soft?” Ye Wei raised her eyebrows as she took a look at them.
“Stop looking down on people. I still have my morals and am
“Look at how badass and sharp your mommy is. Shut up please.” Ye Wei
moved her hand over and tried to pin the young kid down.
As the poor young kid was too weak, he was still pinned down.
As his little body struggled, he was unwilling to concede defeat. A
warning tone suddenly came from the computer. Ye Wei then let the young
kid go as the young kid ran toward the computer as quickly as he could.
This was an intruders’ alarm that he had set up. Somebody had
apparently hacked into his computer. When he touched his computer, his
computer screen went black and displayed another image.
“Speak of the devil indeed,” Eleven said coldly as she looked at the
screen with arms akimbo. The best way to differentiate Mo Ye from Mo Jue
lay in their eyes. No colored contacts would be able to imitate those
pure purple lenses.
There was something sinister about him that nobody could imitate. It was
unique, stern, and he had almost recovered… Nobody could tell that Ye
Wei had nailed him in the heart.
In the afternoon, after all of MBS International’s jewelry lineup was
recalled, Third Young Master Ye was invited by Mao Huairen, the chairman
of the City A’s jewelers association, for a detailed meeting. Since
Miss Cheng was also free, she followed him out.
Third Young Master Ye, who was a member of the association, had a so-so
relationship with Mao Huairen.
As he had spent a relatively short time developing the jewelry industry
and was not in the association for long, he had no dealings with Mao
Huairen as they were in different professions.
Even though he joined the jewelers association and exchanged information
with Lin, his friendships with the other members were not deep.
Third Young Master Ye knew the reason behind Mao Huairen’s sudden
invitation. After spending days at home directing the battle, he was all
too happy to go out and stretch his bones.
While Mao Huairen and Ye Zhenhua were about the same age, he seemed much
older than Ye Zhenhua. He had merciful wisdom and could click well with
Third Young Master Ye. As expected, they were discussing future
developments in the jewelry industry.
Mao Huairen wisely decided against discussing the latest commercial war
and merely chatted with Third Young Master Ye as the chairman of the
jewelers association. Third Young Master Ye was secretly awed at Mao
Although he made no mention of the commercial war, he ‘accidentally’
revealed the government’s intention to incentivize jewelry enterprises.
This was in line with Third Young Master Ye’s thoughts as there would
be massive room for the jewelry industry following MBS International’s
collapse and restructuring.
Mao Huairen’s intentions were clear, which was to get Third Young
Master Ye onboard and develop the local jewelry industry. As Third Young
Master Ye was a hard-to-come-by talent, as well as MBS Jewelry a leading
international brand, a willing Third Young Master Ye would be able to
develop the local jewelry industry.
Jewelry was not the Lin Family’s main industry, and the Lin family
collaborated more with Third Young Master Ye than competed against him.
MBS International controlled more than half of the jewelry market in City
With vibrant opportunities awaiting, he gave Third Young Master Ye some
ideas to consider as the latter planned to reorganize MBS International.
While Third Young Master Ye politely said that he might not return to MBS
International, he still accepted Mao Huairen’s proposal. With help from
the jewelers association, he would be able to get the jewelry pillar of
MBS International’s three pillars up and running first. With the
capital flow that originated from it, it gave him time to restructure the
media and real estate pillars.
Third Young Master Ye accepted the proposal with glee as it reduced his
“Why do you want to help me?” He was more curious about that as he
must have done something good. Third Young Master Ye did not believe in
favor, and he was certain that Mao Huairen expected something in return.
“Credit goes to Third Young Master Ye for allowing MBS
International’s jewelry to achieve international fame in such a short
time. It would be such a shame for City A to have such a renowned brand
that would go to waste. I hope you will continue to develop MBS
International’s jewelry business.” Mao Huairen chuckled.
“That simple?” Third Young Master Ye raised his eyebrows.
“Young man, when you reach my age, your thoughts become less
complicated.” Mao Huairen chuckled as Third Young Master Ye felt
“Mister Mao, thank you so much. This will beat having to raise
funds.” Cheng Anya smiled as she eased the situation.
Teaching a man how to fish would win giving a man a fish hands down.
“Miss Secretary is too polite.” Mao Huairen smiled gently. Third
Young Master Ye did not mention much, and the following conversation went
well. To Third Young Master Ye, this was something that could not be
compared with wealth. To Mao Huairen, this was a young man that he deeply
As they had met at an open cafe opposite Hughes Square, the conversation
went on until four in the afternoon. The giant television screens
displayed the news of MBS International’s jewelry being recalled. Many
people were gathered at Hughes Square and largely negative opinion was
After Mao Huairen had left, Miss Cheng sat next to Third Young Master Ye.
“How does it feel to ruin your own kingdom?” Miss Cheng smiled as she
“Very good!” Third Young Master Ye openly hugged Miss Cheng. “It
does not take much to destroy the very kingdom you have built up.
Besides, I had only invested a few years in it. In comparison to the
lifetime efforts some have put in, it makes me even happier.”
He wanted to elevate MBS International further and then allow it to
free-fall. Although he had developed feelings for MBS International, he
hoped for time to wash away the hatred. He originally did not want to
corner Ye Zhenhua and leave him alone. But learning that Louis was
actually Ye Yukun wiped away all his hesitation to destroy MBS
Looking at the damage he had caused. He was not the slightest sad. He
only felt the pleasure of revenge.
“Since it’s done, enjoy it while you can.”
“Come, let’s go home. When we’ve time at home, let’s work on what
we should call our next company.” Third Young Master Ye smiled as he
held Miss Cheng on the way out. To think they would encounter Louis on
the way down.
Enemies are sure to meet.
Third Young Master Ye’s smiling face suddenly sunk whilst Louis lowered
his head and gave his subordinates instructions as they headed in. When
he saw who that was, a sinister intent flashed past his emerald gaze.
It was extremely malicious and sinister.
“Hello, Louis, was the coffee in the police station drinkable?” Third
Young Master Ye smiled elegantly and did not conceal his gloating at
Louis’s misfortune. Having orchestrated this entire act, he was very
pleased with its outcome.
“My dear brother, be as happy as you can. It will only last two
days,” Louis said as his gaze swept past Cheng Anya.