Chapter 160: Angry
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Go back and sleep,” Mo Han said again.
Only then did Xia Qingyi awaken a little. She sat up crookedly but her eyes were still closed. “You’re back?”
Mo Han’s heart leaped for a moment. He could not be tempted by this, remember what she had said yesterday! Remember what she had said yesterday!
“Yup, go back to your room and sleep,” Mo Han steeled his voice and said.
Xia Qingyi comfortably yawned for a long moment and finally opened her eyes. “What time is it?”
“Almost ten,” Mo Han walked towards the table next to the bookshelf, sat down and opened his computer.
Xia Qingyi rubbed her eyes, looked at Mo Han sitting on the chair concentrating on his computer and said, “You’re going to continue working?”
“I have a file that had to be finished before tomorrow morning.”
Xia Qingyi stood up and staggered towards the door in a slant. “Then I’m going back to sleep, don’t work too late.”
She seemed to be interacting on and off with him like she did in the past, except that he was probably no longer able to interact with her as he did previously.
Some spoken words were like spilled water, no longer able to be taken back. And it would be impossible for things to return back to as they were in the past.
Mo Han had never thought that Xia Qingyi would have such a profound influence on him one day. After she left, he spent a total of two minutes to adjust himself and continue focusing on his work purely from having to speak with her.
The situation for the next day was just like yesterday. The two of them sat at the dining table and ate quietly. But the only difference this time was that Xia Qingyi told him she would be taking a trip to F City in two days.
She said that she wanted to visit her younger sister with her mother and Han Liang. The girl who had already passed away.
Mo Han did not say anything. He did not have any right to judge her household matters. He always felt like an outsider every time she mentioned her mother or Han Liang.
She said that she might have to stay there for a day since the graveyard was pretty far away, so they probably would not be able to make it back on time.
Mo Han did not speak and only nodded his head.
She seemed to be furious. She had never known how to hide her emotions. Mo Han was much better than her in this area. She did not even finish her food, the corners of her mouth lowered as she said with a frown that she was full and that she was leaving.
She left earlier than Mo Han, closing the door with a bang. Mo Han did not even know where she was going today.
He left not long after and drove to the law firm. The house felt too empty with only him alone.
Mo Han just arrived at the law firm and had not even stepped in yet when he felt that the atmosphere in the office was different. Liu Zhiyuan saw him from afar and ran towards Mo Han, his face full of worry.
Mo Han asked, “What happened?”
“The CEO of Yuanchen Organization and their representative lawyer are here.
“So early?” Mo Han glanced inside.
“They are going to court with Daren Company in two days, they’re probably up to something. I told them you’re not here yet, and even if you were there are other meetings to attend to. But they insisted on waiting for you.”
“Push back all my meetings a little, I’ll go and hear what they have to say.”
Liu Zhiyuan waved him towards the waiting room. “Be careful, Boss. They don’t look too happy.”
Mo Han patted his shoulder. “Don’t worry, it’ll be fine.”
Mo Han walked into the waiting room. There were five people sitting at the round table, and a few of them stood up when they saw Mo Han enter the room. Only the person in the middle remained unmoved, leaning back against the chair to look at Mo Han.
“Barrister Mo sure is late,” the person in the middle said.
“I’m right on time, you reached here early.” Mo Han walked to the side of the table. “From what I know, my schedule for today did not seem to include an appointment with Chairman Du.”
“What should I do? I’m still not worthy enough for Barrister Mo to grace us with your presence?” The man sitting in the middle was the CEO of Yuanchen Organization, one of the most famous men in the country. He was slightly short, his figure a little plump, and the top of his head had a balding patch from old age. But this did not affect his stern hold over the company. He planned to use this kind of attitude to intimidate Mo Han.
But this did not affect Mo Han. His attitude remained the same, the corners of his mouth was even slightly lifted.
“You flatter me. If Chairman Du wants to meet me, you can send someone to inform me, and I can go over to your company. Why trouble Chairman Du to personally come all the way down to my humble law firm,” Mo Han said.
“Barrister Mo sure is modest,” Chairman Du said.
“Chairman Du, do say what you’re here for. Don’t disrupt our work here.”
Chairman Du sitting opposite straightened his body and looked at Mo Han. “Then I shall not beat around the bush. We’re here for the case between our company and your client Renda company, which your law firm is representing.”
Mo Han sat on the opposite side and said, “If it’s for that case, then I’m afraid that Chairman Du had made a wasted trip. All the instances regarding theft of trade secrets and embezzlement between your company and Renda Company have largely been finalized. Your representative lawyer is likely to have received the summons from court. The court will naturally decide on the outcome based on the evidence presented during the trial, so this is not something that can be decided by me.”
He added, “What’s more, I’m afraid that it’s not advisable to meet with the other party involved in the case in private before the trial.”
Myriad emotions were displayed on Chairman Du’s face. “Barrister Mo is not afraid that there will be new changes to the case?”
Mo Han smiled. “I’m afraid Chairman Du has worried too much. We have probably finished preparing the evidence for this case. Your company’s theft of my client’s trade secrets is already a fact of law, so why don’t you invest your energy into communicating with your lawyer and discuss the matters of the outcome as well as the amount of the fine instead of coming here to discuss the case.”
Chairman Du stared at him for quite a while, before he smiled again, as though he was trying to alleviate the atmosphere. “Aiyo, don’t be so strict with your words, Barrister Mo. You don’t know that the matter of theft was blown out of proportion. In such a huge market, it’s inevitable that there will be the same ideas. The idea by our creative department was only similar to Renda company’s, why be so uptight about it? How good will it be if all of us can split the market!”
“Then what about the cases of embezzlement?” Mo Han said.
“You can’t blame me for this one. Blame my failure of a son. He was playful and in over his head just because he had a bit of intelligence. He came over to the company’s finance department and only took out some funds temporarily to pay for a few cars. What does that have to do with me? Now that things have become like this, I’m also a victim as well!”
“I’m in awe that Chairman Du’s son can actually spend a few million on cars alone,” Mo Han smiled and kept silent, thinking how thick-skinned Chairman Du could be to push the blame onto someone else completely. How he could immediately push someone else into the fire to protect himself once it involved his self-interests.
“If Barrister Mo wants a car, I’m willing to buy one for you personally, take it as an exchange of friendship between the two of us. After all, Barrister Mo is such a renowned lawyer within the country,” Chairman Du said.
“No… no… I have my own car.” Mo Han understood that businessmen would never conduct a sale at a loss.
“If Barrister Mo has any other needs, feel free to inform me. I will do it for you no matter what it is. As long as Barrister Mo can look after us in the court as well.”
Mo Han looked at Chairman Du’s face and laughed. See, the fox’s tail was finally revealed.
“Chairman Du…” Mo Han laughed softly. “Aren’t you scared that you’re being recorded?”
A few of them immediately showed stunned faces, and Chairman Du even looked at him with hatred.
“Just joking with you, Chairman Du. Why would I resort to such methods? And I hope that Chairman Du can understand something. A gentleman who seeks fortune will have earned it in a proper way.” Mo Han said softly as he looked at his watch. “It’s getting late; I have to go for a meeting. Please leave.”
Chairman Du was panting with anger, his hand tightly clenched into a fist, and he stood up. “Then I shall not disturb Barrister Mo.”
“Then I shall not see you to the door. Farewell, Chairman Du,” Mo Han said as he held the door open for them.
After Chairman Du and the four other men marched off, the staff leaned out to look at the direction of where they left. With a few cups of coffee in his hands, Liu Zhiyuan looked at them leave, then turned to look at Mo Han, as though asking why they had left so early.
“Hurry up and work. Everything’s fine,” Mo Han said.
Liu Zhiyuan casually put the coffee on a table and ran over to ask Mo Han, “What did they say?”
“Nothing much, I’ve already dealt with the case,” Mo Han said.
Liu Zhiyuan showed him a thumbs up. “Boss, you’re the bomb. You can even handle that old fellow from Yuanchen Organization. You don’t even know how cunning his methods are, he’s said to be the tyrant of the business world. I thought that they were going to stay here for the entire afternoon.”
Mo Han smiled. “He actually didn’t talk much and only wanted to get on my good side to bribe me. But it was a pity that their company’s offenses are already confirmed, and even the evidence are there. It’ll be pretty difficult to turn the tables around, which is why they resorted to this method hoping that we’d help them.”
“They’re really daring. They can dream about us letting them go. Even if their lawyer is capable, who is going to supply the 60 million yuan of company funds that they had misappropriated without authorization? Even if their lawyer is capable, it’s most likely that they will not be able to win.”
Mo Han said, “Even then, we cannot let our guard down. Pay more attention to their company’s situation these few days. We’ll go to court in a few days’ time, so we can’t let anything go wrong.”
Liu Zhiyuan patted his chest. “Count on me.” And he added, “Boss, I saw your sister on the streets yesterday. She wasn’t paying attention, and didn’t even hear me when I greeted her, as if she was thinking of something.”