What Comes Around Goes Around - Chapter 21.1 - Being a Boss Means Doing Whatever You Want
Translated by Fairy
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After getting the dog to calm down in her room, Cheng Yao showed that she was apologetic by preparing some fruit for Qian Heng before bed.
Without the dog, Qian Heng became noble and cold again.
Cheng Yao handed him the peeled apple but he only glanced at it: “Cut it into small pieces.”
Cheng Yao sliced the apple and handed it over but Qian Heng just snorted.
Forget it! Cheng Yao thought to herself. She was wrong with the dog business at first but he just kept pointing out mistakes after mistakes! Cheng Yao, endure the wind and waves, take a step back and the sky will broaden!1
In the end, Cheng Yao endured the humiliation and finally succeeded in calming down Qian Heng’s precious mood.
“By the way, I received Xu Jun’s new settlement agreement this evening.” Qian Heng, who was all comfortable now, finally began to talk business.
Qian Heng grunted: “Their Nasdaq listing has reached its most critical point. Once a lawsuit is made and their equity freezes, even if it’s only a small risk, it can be fatal. The SEC (the American Securities and Exchange Commission) will definitely ask Xu Jun for a disclosure which will very likely cause investors to withdraw their investment, slow down the listing or directly lead to the end of the listing process. What’s more, there’s another internet enterprise of the same type as Tuantuan Online in China that plans to also submit an application for listing to the SEC in the near future. Whoever seizes the opportunity to list first will be more popular in the market first. Xu Jun is very clear about this matter.”
“What are the terms of the new settlement agreement? Is it particularly good?”
Qian Heng didn’t care: “There’s no need to see it, Bai Xingmeng won’t accept. Just wait a bit and tell the other party tomorrow that the new settlement agreement is still not satisfactory.”
“I’m sleeping.” Qian Heng finished the last piece of the apple and stood up. He unilaterally ended the conversation. “It’s strictly forbidden to talk about work before going to bed.”
Cheng Yao couldn’t help but mutter: “It was obviously you who mentioned work first. Why are you being a hypocrite…”
“Who calls me boss?” Qian Heng looked at Cheng Yao condescendingly and smiled slightly. “Cheng Yao, you may not know this but being a boss is doing whatever you want.”
Cheng Yao once again secretly vowed in her heart that one day she would turn around and become a partner. The first thing she would do would be to blow up Qian Heng’s dog head!
* * *
Because she constantly thought of it during the day, Cheng Yao dreamt of Qian Heng and how she beat him at night. The next day she overslept, due to overworking and tiredness. She didn’t wake up until Megatron jumped on her.
After washing and settling the dog down, Cheng Yao rushed to work but it was already 9:30am…
She was half an hour late.
Fortunately, she didn’t bump into Qian Heng. Cheng Yao thought that as she slipped into her seat.
Tan Ying was very sweet: “You don’t have to worry about being late today. Partner Qian isn’t in. A client called last minute because they were feeling a little anxious so he had to rush to the airport.”
Before Cheng Yao could let out a breath of relief, she listened to Tan Ying continue to say: “Anyways, Partner Qian already knew that you would be late so even if you were half an hour late or a whole morning late, it would be the same.”
Cheng Yao: !!!
Tan Ying sighed: “He called you early in the morning to arrange some work for you but found out that you had not arrived yet so he left you a note.”
Cheng Yao looked down and found a note written in a harsh style on her desk. Qian Heng’s handwriting was very beautiful and powerful but now was not the time to appreciate it…
“I have spoken with Xu Jun’s lawyer to refuse the new settlement plan. Bao Rui has handed in the evidence for the hidden property. You just need to sort it out and submit it to the court. You’re late this morning, attendance pay will be deducted.”
Cheng Yao thought with tears on her face, if only there was no last sentence, then everything would have been fine.
* * *
Just after Cheng Yao and Bao Rui handed over the evidence, she received an unexpected visit from Bai Xingmeng.
Bai Xingmeng wore a pair of sunglasses and her voice was distressed: “Cheng Lawyer, help me!”
Because of her sympathy for Bai Xingmeng, Cheng Yao was subconsciously infected by her emotions and she brought Bai Xingmeng into a conference room.
“Calm down and speak slowly, what’s wrong?”
“Xu Jun sent someone to my house after knowing that I rejected the settlement plan. Tuantuan Online’s listing is at its most crucial steps. He hopes that I can withdraw the lawsuit and take the settlement plan to not hinder him from getting the listing money.”
Bai Xingmeng’s mood was still very unstable. Her voice was anxious and uneasy: “He found out my contact information because I refused him. He has called me more than a dozen times and he’s being very scary. He threatened and intimidated me on the phone. He told me that I must accept the settlement plan and asked me how much I want. I really don’t know what should I do…”
“I’m suing this time, not for extortion but because I want a fair sentence given to him.”
Cheng Yao thought about the unfair treatment Bai Xingmeng had received in her marriage and felt injustice for her: “Threatening and intimidation, this kind of behaviour is illegal. Have you called the police?”
Bai Xingmeng was helpless: “If calling the police was helpful then I wouldn’t have come here.”
“I’m very afraid of him. When I got married, he used to do this to me. If I didn’t agree to something, he would force me to agree by various means and sometimes even control my freedom. He’s a control freak! Now I don’t want to talk to him at all. It took me a long time and I went through a lot of pain to finally be able to get out of that horrible marriage. Lawyer Cheng, I don’t want to go back!”
Bai Xingmeng’s voice sounded painful and she was begging: “Lawyer Cheng, please help me. I really don’t have the courage to speak to him in person. Can you please answer his calls in the future to block him from getting to me? Can you give him your contact information?”
Cheng Yao subconsciously glanced at Qian Heng’s office: “I’m not in the position for direct communication. I’m afraid you will have to talk to Lawyer Qian about this matter but he just so happens to not be here right now…”