My Wife is a Beautiful CEO - chapter-706-unfamiliarity
Lin Ruoxi bit her lip gently as she glanced over at Yang Chen. She then
said, â€œIâ€™ve made preparations ever since Li Minghe started to pursue
Yang Chen was stunned. He knew Lin Ruoxi liked to have contingency plans.
But he never expected for her preparations to be so thorough. How much
planning mustâ€™ve been undertaken to be able to devise such an ingenious
â€œWhy?â€ Yang Chen frowned as he said, â€œLi Minghe was handpicked by
Li Muhua into Yu Lei International. What about him has set you off?â€
â€œI went through Li Mingheâ€™s background prior to this job. He was born
and raised in America before moving over to Hong Kong to join Muyun
Corporation. However, just a few short years after that, they sent him
over to handle such a significant collaboration between both our
corporations. Turns out Li Muhua didnâ€™t agree to that move, but it was
a clear majority of shareholders that sanctioned the act. This prompted
Li Muhua to accept him against his personal will in the thought of
keeping the major shareholders pleased. Thatâ€™s why I kept my guard up
the whole time.
â€œFurthermore, despite his position in the company, he has had no
interest in any other woman except Wu Yue. It is noteworthy to say that
he has eventually developed genuine feelings for her, but generally
speaking, a man born and raised in the States would not have been that
romantically inclined towards the frail and skinny Wu Yue.â€
Yang Chen smirked upon her statement and interrupted, â€œWow, the way you
describe your assistant is depressing to say the least. But then again it
doesnâ€™t correlate with you predicting that he would be stealing
Lin Ruoxi smirked ever so slightly. â€œI never actually guessed that
theft would be a problem for us.â€
â€œThen why would you have alternate strategy proposals?â€ Yang Chen was
even more perplexed at her rationale.
Lin Ruoxi teasingly answered, â€œWhy do you think Iâ€™m paying tens of
millions yearly to keep the Athena team? They donâ€™t just assist me on
financial matters, do they?â€
Yang Chen was dumbfounded. â€œWait, what youâ€™re trying to say is that
you have already involved the Athena team in all your strategy planning
since the beginning? And you made them make two versions?â€
â€œTwo is an understatement.â€ Lin Ruoxiâ€™s pupils brightened as she
continued, â€œTo be honest with you, every single time I let Wu Yue make
a copy of confidential information, I would modify certain vital sections
of the documents. I carry out the same practice with everyone else, which
means every copy Mingyu or any other departmental executives have would
be modified or generally wrong. Unless anyone decides to check the
document word for word, no one would be aware of its legitimacy but me.
â€œEveryone in the company is required to bring their copy over to my
office for evaluation and review before submission or implementation. It
has been a mandatory regulation since my inauguration. Every time a copy
is to be submitted to me, I will redirect it back to the original
version. If anyone were to refer to the documents, they would be looking
at false information.â€
Yang Chen was deeply confounded.No wonder she seems to have a
never-ending workload on her hands. Does she even rest?
In other words, that would mean all major decisions made within the
company, besides Lin Ruoxi herself at the helm, no other person would
know the true direction of the company!
Lin Ruoxi seemed to have found joy from Yang Chenâ€™s response. She
continued, â€œYou should understand by now, that the information Li
Minghe stole from us had all been modified by me. This means that even in
the absence of the Athena team, the leak would not have done much damage
to the company anyway. After all, what good would fake news be to my
â€œThe only reason I had exposed the Athena teamâ€™s proposals, was to
ensure that everyone in the company was convinced that I have been honest
After her speech, Yang Chen stared blankly at that gorgeous, mesmerizing
smile, while his mind flickered between blank and overloaded.
He recalled the incidents that had recently occurred in sequence when Lin
Ruoxi ordered the accounting department to sparingly purchase the company
stocks, to her reaction towards the threats of the major shareholders.
Followed by the intentional exclusion of the auction bidding from Mo
Qianni and the other executives. And her desperate decisions of remaining
in command from the headquarters. All that just to fabricate a scenario
of weakness and defeat, and ultimately directed the plot towards her goal.
A feeling of distance and unfamiliarity subconsciously rose in Yang
Chenâ€™s mind. The woman before him was closer to a stranger than family.
Approximately an hour after the revelation, Yu Lei Internationalâ€™s
press conference was held with enthusiastic responses from the media.
Mo Qianni announced according to the orders of Lin Ruoxi, as she briefly
went through the summary of the companyâ€™s direction for the second half
of the year, before giving the most relevant example of their
The media and the critics were left in a commotion. None of them had
predicted that the leaked documents were in fact fake.
And in accordance with the Athena teamâ€™s strategy planning, every
department resumed back on course. As the roles and responsibilities were
allocated, the suspicion from external perspectives instantly dissipated.
The series of shocking revelations left the entire Zhonghai in a daze.
Far away in the United States, with the reputation of Yu Lei
International cleared from rumors and invalidation, the market stocks
experienced an unprecedented soar in prices.
Furthermore, what devastated their direct competitors was that they
overwhelmingly believed the leaked strategies to be true, and based their
plans on that, which eventually led to substantial losses in their part.
As a result, the gap between them and Yu Lei International had been
cracked wide open. The companies who decided to play it underhanded
suffered the most while the ones who refrained werenâ€™t significantly
As for many of the major shareholders of Yu Lei International, they could
not resist smashing their heads through the walls after severe losses
from their brash actions of dumping the stocks at substantially lower
prices. All they could do was watch helplessly as the stocks returned
into the hands of Lin Ruoxi.
Meanwhile, the stocks were flipped multiple times the original value,
moments away from exceeding its previous record. It was predicted that
their share price would reach new heights.
Consequently, Lin Ruoxi raked in thirty-five percent of the total market
share at low prices, while at the same time rocketing herself to an
additional thirty percent in net worth. She was now holding ninety
percent of the companyâ€™s ownership.
The media, reporters, economists, entrepreneurs, and all other
professions within the sector across the globe were in full
acknowledgment of this event. It was an impeccable act of
counter-infiltration that triumphs even the likes of blockbuster movies.
The young female entrepreneur who had led her company to cruise through
two seemingly inevitable demises only to achieve new heights had now once
again displayed the unthinkable.
Even the likes of Times magazine had nominated Lin Ruoxi as a potential
Top 3 among the â€™People of the Yearâ€™.
But like every good story, there is a loser for every winner.
Over at the beachside mansion, with all channels on the television in all
praise for the brilliant mind of Lin Ruoxi, was Li Minghe pale and
â€œThatâ€™s impossible. Itâ€™s not possibleâ€¦â€
Li Minghe wobbled as he stood, ultimately losing his footing as he
kneeled on the ground.
Crawling towards the television, his eyes were wide open as if he had
suffered from extreme shock.
Wu Yue who was filled with hatred softened at the sight of her man. She
embraced him as if he was dead. She was still in tears as she comforted
him by saying, â€œMinghe, donâ€™t do this. Itâ€™s going to be fine.
Youâ€™re frightening meâ€¦â€
Li Minghe stiffly turned to his back and abruptly grabbed her by the arms
before violently shaking her as he ranted, â€œItâ€™s not! And you know
it! Were you even watching the whole situation unfold? That bitch has
been using me since the beginning! She used me as a tool to rake in more
money for herself and left me with literally nothing!â€
Wu Yue wept as she shook her head but ultimately remained silent.
â€œStop crying! All you ever do is to cry! You must be the reason she
found out my motive, you stupid woman!â€
As he yelled, his mind was succumbed by rage, causing him to slap her
hard on the cheek!
Wu Yue was flung to a corner as she held on tightly to her consciousness.
Her face was swollen red as she wailed even louder than before.
After that violent slap, he seemed to have gotten a grip on his actions.
He suddenly remembered that the woman he mistreated was bearing his
child, which prompted him to panic.
Li Minghe ran towards her and held her in his arms, his voice trembled as
he realized his misconduct. â€œYueâ€™erâ€¦ Iâ€™m so sorry. Iâ€”I didnâ€™t
mean to hurt you. Iâ€¦â€
Li Minghe couldnâ€™t seem to phrase his words correctly as his mind went
The door was slammed open by a dominating force.
Luo Cuishan, with a handbag hung by her shoulder, came crashing in as her
heels clicked into the house. She was visibly enraged.
After she barged in, all she saw was the couple cuddled together on the
couch, which further infuriated her. â€œBloody idiot, I would compare you
to a swine but I would just be praising you that way. At such a time like
this one, youâ€™re here weeping with that woman. Take a look at whatâ€™ve
you become, you pathetic idiot!â€
Li Minghe sluggishly stared up with his soulless eyes, before he broke
into haunting laughter. â€œHahaâ€¦ youâ€™re absolutely right. I am an
idiot, thereâ€™s no denying that.â€
Luo Cuishanâ€™s lips twitched as killing intent surfaced in her eyes.
â€œWell, look at you. I guess the world could do with one less idiot
As she spoke, she drew out a silver pistol and aimed right at Li
Li Minghe was finally aware of the situation he was in. His pupils
enlarged at the sight of the endless gun chamber.
A little more than ten minutes ago, in Lin Ruoxiâ€™s office, Yang Chen
accompanied her to the couch as they watched the live broadcast of the
ongoing press conference.
The reportersâ€™ bombardment of questions, paired with the absence of Lin
Ruoxi on site kept the majority of reporters planted at their seats.
On Lin Ruoxiâ€™s lap was the box of glutinous rice balls that Yang Chen
had bought that noon. It was left unopened until now. Only when the
incident pretty much settled itself could she eat in peace.
Yang Chen meanwhile was slightly frustrated as he kept his silence. The
ambiance in the office was rather awkward.
Right then, Yang Chenâ€™s phone started ringing. When he picked up the
call, it was Adeline on the opposite end of the line.
â€œYour Majesty Pluto, Madam Luo has stopped by the mansion twice. It
would seem like the condition is pretty much clear now. Should we take
Yang Chen sneaked a peek on Lin Ruoxi by his side, before he replied in
Italian, â€œStay put for now. I think it is about time I intervene.â€
As he hung up, he informed Lin Ruoxi what he was about to do. â€œI need
to go out for a bit. Donâ€™t wait for my return.â€
Lin Ruoxi stopped chewing as she put the glutinous balls aside, with
unclear enunciation she mumbled, â€œI know youâ€™re going to meet Li
Minghe. Leave him to the police if possible. If Wu Yue is there, please
donâ€™t mistreat her. She has no affiliations to the plot whatsoever.â€
Yang Chen replied, â€œYou sure you have no intention of tagging along?â€
Lin Ruoxi shook her head and answered, â€œI trust you. Youâ€™ve promised
me that you wouldnâ€™t kill at will. As for the others, I donâ€™t really
Yang Chen relaxedly smiled before pinching one of the glutinous balls
from her takeaway box, stuffing it into his own mouth, and going towards
Lin Ruoxi frustratedly watched her husband go. She then looked back into
her box before pouting dejectedly.
About a minute later, someone knocked on the door of her office. â€œBoss
Lin, thereâ€™s a parcel for you.â€
Shocked, Lin Ruoxi hurriedly hid the box of rice balls under a pillow
before she straightened her posture and responded, â€œBring it in.â€
An anxious temporary assistant came in and brought the folder right in
front of her, before instantly making her way out the room.