Chapter 18: Manager Su (Two)
"Hold your tongue!" His tone of voice not yet falling, Cao Yun had already pulled him over fiercely and firmly pushed him down on the sofa, looking into his eyes and saying frankly: "I am telling you. In this world, there are men that cannot be weighed by wealth. Yes… these men, there are indeed men in the world that can rival them, that can make shake those mega corporations to their very core. Examples like China's Imperial Qin Court, Britain's DuPont family, or a couple major financial groups… however, our Sanshui City's Cao Clan absolutely isn't anything!"
"Even if it is the world's authorities, they also can only use wealth and their enormous connections to trade with the other side. When did you it become your turn to speak? In comparison to these apex powers, isn't our Cao Clan as big as an ant?!"
"I brought you here in order to let the other know of my good faith! Not to let you anger him! How many times have I told you!"
These words seemed to exhaust his entire body of strength. He sat down disappointedly and leaned against the sofa, shutting his eyes: "Mosheng… you should be intelligent… There will inevitably be a day where Grandfather won't be able to continue carrying along. I regret… I truly regret… spoiling you so much… Tonight, just stand there obediently and don't say anything… Promise, Grandfather, alright?"*
Cao Mosheng was dazed, believing he had heard incorrectly.
Before, his grandfather had told him that they were going to see a man. His grandfather, as the present family patriarch and sitting chairman, and Cao Mosheng, the next patriarch and next chairman, had to treat this person properly. He had originally believed it was someone that had to met, but the result turned out to surprisingly be the new captain of the Disciplinary and Reconnaissance Group!
At the present, Cao Yun had went so far as to say that even China's number one enterprise the Imperial Qin Court's sitting chair Tie Xue in the prime of his years had to treat such a person equally?
A peasant… dressed so casually with the sum value of his clothing that he wore from head to toe equalling less than five hundred bucks?
"Promise me!" His train of thought not yet concluded, his grandfather's voice rang out once again. It wasn't until after firmly clenching his teeth a good few times did Cao Mosheng lower his head and purse his lips deeply: "Got it."
Only then did Cao Yun genuinely release his bated breath. Soon after, he looked towards Manager Su nervously and pursed his lips: "Miss Su… This time… Their branch shouldn't be aware of it, right…"
Manager Su was evidently stunned, sighing faintly: "The branch...?"
"I don't what kind of place it is, as well… Legend has it, it is a mystical world… A genuine world of immortals… In the myths, it is said monsters can be seen and there are warriors that can split and hack mountains apart into rubble… Hehe, however, it is only a legend… Lord Yun, this isn't sufficient enough to believe in, but I dare to be sure of two matters."
She looked at Cao Yun deeply: "One, the key to enter the 'truth' is there. The cornerstone. The starting point."
"The truth…" The hoarseness of Cao Yun's voice carried an incomparably emotional stirring, and he laughed bitterly: "What truth… The so-called 'real world'?"
"Perhaps." Manager Su's eyes carried the same unequalled yearning in kind: "This key… The second matter I can confirm is that the Cao Clan has still not drawn the qualifications to be valued as key."
Cao Yun was silent for a moment, and he unexpectedly laughed: "Like so… I can set my worries aside."
"Scoff…" Cao Mosheng sneered, his eyes carrying a cold light as he swept them over at Manager Su.
At this moment, the sound of knocking echoed out.
He had discovered a startling matter once again.
Manager Su stood up immediately and tidied her maquillage once more. As for Cao Yun, he deeply inhaled several times, not tarrying in the slightest to stand up, only…
He didn't know whether it was an illusion or not, but he thought to himself were the muscles of his grandfather's face… trembling?
On what basis!?
Are you fucking kidding me?!
The complexion of Cao Mosheng's face was incomparably gloomy.
A mere captain… I want to take a look… how great your background is to make grandfather lower his head to you like this!
You best pray it is great… otherwise, tomorrow will be the day you're sent packing out of Sanshui City!
"I hope I haven't come late." Xu Yangyi entered through the door. As for the matter of Manager Su failing to change her shoes, the meaning was rather clear: please, at your will.
Xu Yangyi still changed into slippers accordingly. His gaze faintly stretching forwards, he laughed: "You didn't tell me there would be other guests tonight."
"I'm extremely sorry!" In Cao Mosheng's astonished sight, Cao Yun nearly bowed to the floor: "I am your humble servant Cao Yun. This is my grandson, Cao Mosheng. We are truly ashamed to look upon the immortal master… Please, we beg your forgiveness."
"Shut the hell up!" Just as his tone of voice fell, Cao Yun's entire head was dotted with a cold sweat, and he directly straightened his body, looking at Cao Mosheng resentfully for failing to meet his expectations: "Remember my words!"
Cao Mosheng was stunned. It was completely outside of his expectations that his grandfather would surprisingly admonish him in front of a total stranger!
Chinese people paid particular attention to face. But now that a major affair was being spoken back on, he had actually been rebuked?
"Son of a bitch…" In his heart, he silently cursed, and an icy-cold edge emerged within his eyes. Coldly sweeping his eyes towards Xu Yangyi, he feigned deference and stood over on the side.
"Hehe…" Manager Su faintly laughed and carried over a pot of coffee. She glanced deeply full of meaning at the youthful face of Cao Mosheng that was incapable of concealing his inner thoughts, taking a cup and placing it on the table: "Lord Cao, we can be considered acquaintances. However, tonight, I cannot help you plead."
"It's not necessary." Cao Mosheng forcefully choked back on his anger.
"You…" Cao Yun nearly spat out blood. This child was raised from childhood to be spoiled and pampered, however, in the Cao Family's three successions of sons, his father had passed away in a car accident. The family's grand properties and estates could only be given to him!
Even if it was during ordinary times… at this critical juncture… he had in spite of everything blurted nonsense!
"Forget about it." Xu Yangyi lit a cigarette: "It's nothing serious. It's problematic to demand the wealthy son of a multi-million dollar company to treat a person like me who gets a thousand in allowance every month equally."
Cao Mosheng laughed.
A thousand, was this supposed to be an allowance?
"You best pray you got something important deserving of my grandfather's attention…" He carried a blood-thirsty smile as he lowered his head, licking at his chapped lips, noting darkly to himself in his heart: "Otherwise… I don't mind letting you know who's got the final say in Sanshui City…"
He didn't continue speaking.
"Sir Xu, a great person is of great capacity." Only when he said this did Cao Yun release his bated breath, gritting his teeth: "He ran off…"
At this time, if Xu Yangyi still didn't know who they were, then he was truly an idiot.
In Sanshui City, there were several mainstay corporations. They could be said to be Sanshui City's gods of wealth, great tax-paying households. Venture Pharmaceuticals run by Sanshui's Cao Clan was among one of them.
Of Cao Yun and Cao Mosheng, it could be said he still hadn't guessed who they were before. Perhaps if they hadn't spoken, he would've never pinned them with Venture Pharmaceuticals. But these words that he had run off explained everything.
That toad knew he didn't die.Furthermore, he had even killed the berserker of Sanshui City that none dared move against. How could he still dare to continue residing in Sanshui City?
Xu Yangyi was reminded of his first matter of business and that was to flay that toad of his skin!
He was incapable of tolerating deceit, especially since he had used his own life to take a gamble this time.
But the Cao Clan… had spoken truthfully. If it wasn't for the other come knocking on his door, he would've even forgotten this name.
"How long did he escape ago?" He asked without much thought. This came to him as no surprise; he had been left slumbering for the past ten-odd days. Would the other still not leave, waiting to lay low?
"It's been ten-somewhat days…" Cao Yun wiped away at his sweat, wanting to sit but not daring to sit: "After Chief Zheng said the killer was apprehended… he intentionally inquired of your condition… Chief Zheng simply didn't know of his inside information… Afterwards, he…"
"Embezzled some funds and took off." Manager Su poured a cup of coffee for Xu Yangyi, gently laughing: "Five million was the greatest sum he could transfer within a week. You know, with his skill, even if he wasn't any good, he could render Sanshui's security system without the least bit awareness or ease."
The sofa was pretty comfortable…Compared to the stiff and plank-like "sofa" at Heavens Law, it was much more comfortable. Xu Yangyi was so lazy that he didn't want to move, waving his hand, and with a simple levitation technique, brought the cup of coffee to himself. The cup of coffee gently floated over to his mouth, and he lightly pursed his lips, yet still didn't open his mouth. Suddenly, the sound of shattering abruptly pierced everyone's eardrums.
"I-It's f-f-flying?!" At this moment, Cao Mosheng's eyeballs went round with his mouth hanging ajar. He looked on in horror at everything going on before him.
What in the blazes was going on!?
Had he suddenly passed through into some cultivation novel?!
No… this was a dream. This was definitely a dream!
He fiercely clenched his fist, but discovered his palm had been painfully pricked by his fingernails. Turning his head immediately, he looked at the taciturn Cao Yun and said trilly: D-D-Demon! G-Grandfather! Demon! He's a demon! A demon!"
Xu Yangyi looked at the floating cup of coffee at the side of his mouth in amazement. Beside him, Manager Su couldn't help but to giggle.
"A demon…?" She said somewhat meaningful: "A bonafide demon… Little Brother, you've never even seen one…"
"Shut up!" Presently, Cao Yun felt an incomparable complication within his heart.
In his encounter with the toad, he held selfish motives. He couldn't be considered a good person, and to seize the other's health supplement secret formula, he had sought several underground organizations to "make the other disappear", yet the final thing he saw was a youth sitting atop a pile of corpses, smiling at with a mouth dripping with blood.
He watched on helplessly as the other didn't grow older in the past several years, but was simply powerless to act! Moreover, even if he desired to do so, Venture Pharmaceuticals' major scale of operations simply didn't allow him to relinquish the other!
At that time, he knew… he had encountered a calamitous thing… as the other in his third year hadn't even grown taller nor grown older.
This time, Manager Su had found him. He knew there were some things he was not allowed to touch… but now that it had already been touched, what was there to be done! The other was a poppy that would spell his doom! He was incapable of breaking free! He also didn't want to be freed!
Hidden, that which was hidden had to be concealed beneath the cloak of darkness! It wasn't that Heavens Law didn't have someone come. In this kind of situation, even without, the other was disinclined to care, as well. However… things weren't the same this time!
This time, one had come. According to Manager Su, it was the number one of Yuyang City! Furthermore, the frog and the other party had even had a fatal skirmish!
When the toad could no longer be met, he knew that an imminent crisis was approaching Venture Pharmaceuticals.
He simply didn't wait for the other to come find him, rather he bribed the entire hospital, and as soon as Xu Yangyi had awakened, he had used two million to get Manager Su to bring him for a talk, if only for a word.
Cao Mosheng didn't know anything at all about this. He only looked at the leisurely and content Xu Yangyi like he had seen a ghost, his lips quivering and forehead slick with cold sweat.
Subsequently, he looked towards his silent grandfather once again and the cozied Manager Su. Several minutes later, he used his trembling finger to vacantly sweep it across the living room. His voice like grinding rust: "Y-You guys both knew… Am I right…"
"Grandfather… Miss… Su, tell me… a-am I dreaming!"
"You aren't dreaming." Manager Su parted her lips and took a sip of coffee: "Your grandfather has already reminded you a good many times, and I have reminded you, as well. There are some things, even with the foundation of the Cao Clan, that's bottom lines are still beyond being touched upon.
Cao Mosheng gaped several times, unable to say a word.
An immortal art… This was an immortal art!
Heavens… The things found in novels and television actually existed in reality!
What had he provoked? A true demon? An immortal?
It was no wonder… No wonder Manager Su had warned him again… No wonder his grandfather had warned him once more…
He had envision an awful lot, such as the strength of the other's background and so on, yet he absolutely didn't expect…
The other was a man simply beyond comprehension!
"You're quite smart." His thoughts were nervously scrambled to the nth degree, yet Xu Yangyi simply didn't plan to pay any heed to him, rather he looked at Cao Yun and said: "I was just getting ready to handle this matter and return. At most to remind you, but you delivered yourselves to my door. On the contrary, I…"
"Mr. Xu!" Against any expectation, Cao Yun simply dared not to let him speak. The other appeared not take the matter seriously, but he didn't have such a luxury! What was the intention of the other's "reminder"? To what degree? He absolutely didn't dare to spur the entire Cao Clan into mobilization!
T/N: in the next couple days, I'll try to do a double release to get us back on track.
* 慈母多败儿 - I translated this as spoiling you so much, but meaning of this phrase is much more colorful. It means that a warm mother may ruin the upbringing of her children by being too nice, which will cause them to grow up rude/headstrong etc.