What Comes Around Goes Around - Chapter 21.2 - Being a Boss Means Doing Whatever You Want
Translated by Fairy
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“If asking Lawyer Qian was useful, I would have asked long ago.” Bai Xingmeng sounded like she was about to cry. “Qian Lawyer said that he was only responsible for the matters within the scope of the law and he wouldn’t waste his time dealing with the rest. I don’t need you to make any decisions for me or on the case. I just don’t dare or want to hear Xu Jun’s voice. He is not only very controlling but also likes to stalk people. I now live in fear every day that he will stalk and appear in from of me one day. So I want to trouble you to be a middleman, just convey my attitude and meaning to him. Have him let me go and to stop pestering me again. Everything is subjected to the law. Lawyer Cheng, please help me!”
Such a cold answer was really Qian Heng’s style.
He always cherished words like gold. He lived his life saying monosyllables because many words would be wasted otherwise. He only provided legal services in accordance of the agency agreement, regardless of the party’s psychological state. He didn’t care about the pain and torture that others had suffered.
Cheng Yao thought of Qian Heng’s face for no reason. He was so handsome, so cold and so cruel.
Cheng Yao wanted to be a professional lawyer like Qian Heng but she also didn’t want to be a cold and inhumane lawyer like him.
She sympathised with Bai Xingmeng and felt a sense of justice. She just had to convey Bai Xingmeng’s attitude on her behalf in private which had nothing to do with the process and situation of the case. Cheng Yao thought about it for a bit and finally nodded: “Okay, I will negotiate for you and warn him not to harass you again.”
She and Qian Heng were different people in the end. What Cheng Yao wanted to be wasn’t a lawyer that had a strong professional ability and a cold mentality. She wanted others to say she had an “industry conscience” when they mentioned her name in the future.
So at last, she only thought for a moment and nodded: “Okay.”
* * *
Cheng Yao didn’t expect Xu Jun to call so soon.
Almost right after Bai Xingmeng sent her phone number to Xu Jun, he called when Bai Xingmeng was still sitting opposite her.
Cheng Yao put him on speaker.
“Lawyer Cheng, my ex-wife told me to contact you. She said that as long as I could persuade you, she would agree to speak to me and withdraw the lawsuit.”
Cheng Yao looked at Bai Xingmeng in a bit of confusion.
Bai Xingmeng put her hands together and silently pleaded. She wrote a line on a piece of paper: “I was afraid that he would keep harassing me so made up an excuse.” She kept making “please” gestures to Cheng Yao.
Cheng Yao came to understand her. Bai Xingmeng never dared to say no to Xu Jun during their marriage. Subconsciously, she still didn’t dare to resist him so she threw the role of being the white lotus1 to her.
Although it was a little bit too sudden and subtle, Cheng Yao remembered the pain Bai Xingmeng had experienced and those one-on-one chats with her. After thinking about it, she decided to help the other person till the end.
“I have a lot of sincerity. In the marriage, I did have some problems. I spent too much time on my career but now…”
When the divorce happened, the division of property proceeded and less money was given to his ex-wife, why didn’t he realise that he was making a mistake and laying landmines for himself?
It was impossible for men to repent. Only when their interests were at stake would they lower their selfish heads.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Xu, it’s no use telling me this. It’s better to leave the specifics to the law. I hope you don’t disturb my client again, especially threatening and intimidating her.”
“Threaten? Intimidate? I didn’t…”
Cheng Yao didn’t want to get entangled with Xu Jun nor did she want to listen to his excuses. She told him once more about letting the law decide and then hung up the call.
* * *
Bai Xingmeng thanked Cheng Yao with immense gratitude before finally leaving.
However, Xu Jun didn’t give up and made more than a dozen phone calls but Cheng Yao didn’t answer them.
It was just that Cheng Yao didn’t expect Xu Jun would come to the law firm to find her after not being able to reach her.
“Lawyer Cheng, please let me and my ex-wife meet in person. This is really urgent! I believe that a face-to-face meeting can solve the problem!”
“Mr. Xu, I have said everything that needs to be said. I hope you can control your emotions.”
Unfortunately, Cheng Yao’s polite and alienated reply couldn’t persuade Xu Jun to quit. The CEO of an enterprise that was planning to go public actually latched onto her. Cheng Yao had no choice but to use an excuse of going to the toilet and slipping through the back door of the office building.
But she had underestimated him. When Cheng Yao walked out of the subway station, she saw Xu Jun’s figure behind her from the reflection of a glass door.
Bai Xingmeng was right. As expected, he didn’t hesitate to stalk her to achieve his goal…
Cheng Yao met a very creepy admirer when she was in university. The other party was a stalker. Cheng Yao was followed for more than half a year. Later, with Gu Beiqing’s accompaniment, she finally got rid of the other party. However, that nauseating and unease stuck to her like slugs. It was an unforgettable feeling.
She didn’t expect to experience it again in her life.
Xu Jun stopped trailing behind her. Seeing that Cheng Yao had stopped, he caught up with her.
“I really hope to meet Bai Xingmeng. I really shouldn’t have hidden my property before our divorce. There were indeed some things that I didn’t do enough in the marriage but Bai Xingmeng is also in the wrong. I hope we can talk frankly and honestly, to take a step back and achieve a win-win situation!”
How could this man be so shameless?!
“Mr. Xu, things have already reached this stage and you still want to blame Ms Bai? You think she was wrong? Yes! She was wrong because her biggest mistake was falling in love with you!” At that moment, Cheng Yao’s fear of being followed from the past mixed with her sense of justice for Bai Xingmeng making her completely irrational. “With all due respect, Mr. Xu, if your enterprise fails to go public then it is all on yourself! With your current attitude, I will never let you see Ms Bai!”
Cheng Yao straightened her spine and angrily glared at Xu Jun: “Don’t follow me anymore. During this period, it’s better if you repent your mistakes in the marriage. If you follow me again, I’ll call the police!”
She finished speaking and after confirming that Xu Jun wouldn’t continue to follow her did she leave.
She didn’t know if she was being paranoid but Cheng Yao saw him that night when she hugged Megatron. She also saw him again when she was nestled in bed and checking Weibo.
Xu Jun had always had a strong sense of existence on the internet because of Tuantuan Online and his scandal with Bai Xingmeng but this time it was different. She didn’t know who exposed the news that he was married to Bai Xingmeng before and even exposed the details of his hidden property when they divorced.
This was obviously a case that was in the process of being prosecuted. Cheng Yao was sure that neither she nor Qian Heng had revealed a trace of those pieces of information to the public. She didn’t know who it was with such magical powers that even such details could be correctly guessed.
This gained unprecedented popularity and was the hottest search.
Cheng Yao hurriedly glanced at the comments below and saw a lot of it scolding Xu Jun. She was relieved by them.
It was just that before she fell asleep, she didn’t expect just one night later another piece of news would come out and overwhelm the popularity of Xu Jun and Bai Xingmeng’s marriage.
Xu Jun had committed suicide.
Looks like things are becoming more and more complicated…
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