Chapter 256: Struggle (1)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The drizzle went on and shrouded the whole of City Z in a mist, putting everyone in a sullen mood.
Inside a quiet villa in the outskirts.
Xi Xinyi had moved into the villa ever since she was discharged from the hospital. It had been some time since then. Yue Lingsi and the Hans would visit often, but Han Yifeng never appeared there. His phone was almost always switched off. She wanted to look for him at the Han Corporation, but she was worried about getting caught by reporters. In the end, she could not do anything but coup herself up inside the villa.
Today, she thought she would be passing another boring day all by herself. Unexpectedly, Huang Ziyao and Yue Lingsi went over in the afternoon with a marriage contract!
“Xinyi, sign this. I’ve talked to Yifeng about it. We’ll take it to the company for him to sign after you do. Then, you two will be an official pair after we send this to the Civil Affairs Bureau. The elder and the others will come over tonight to celebrate your marriage.”
Huang Ziyao handed the contract to Xi Xinyi as she said, “I’ve ordered the servants to prepare dinner.”
“That’s right, Xinyi. Sign it quickly. We’ll then send it to Yifeng. Hurry, we might not make it before the Civil Affairs Bureau gets off work!”
Yue Lingsi gleefully grabbed the contract from Huang Ziyao and presented it to Xi Xinyi who was startled for a moment before she came back to her senses and quickly signed it.
“Great! I’ve been looking forward to this day! Your grandfather asked me about your marriage with Yifeng several days ago. I gave it some thought and decided to bring your grandparents over as well, so we can celebrate together.”
Yue Lingsi took the document back from Yue Lingsi and gave to Huang Ziyao who accepted it with a mixed expression on her face.
“Mother, will Yifeng be coming tonight? The baby and I miss him… Is he still angry with me? He never picks up my call…”
Xi Xinyi watched Huang Ziyao carefully with a pair of eyes full of anticipation. Her beautiful face lacked the paleness she had before, and she now seemed much better.
“He’s been busy with Yueying’s matters. Please understand Yifeng. Everyone is exhausted. It’s really not easy for him to hold the fort down,” answered Yue Lingsi.
Han Yifeng respected the decision of Huang Ziyao and the others. In fact, he was handling Yueying on behalf of Xi Xinyi, and it was not easy for him to keep the company running.
Han Yifeng still had a trick or two up his sleeves. He took back several movies that were previously canceled back as well as some huge advertisements. Besides that, he swapped Xi Xinyi out and delivered a public apology on behalf of her. On the other hand, he also managed to keep their biggest investor Qikai. With all his hard work, he barely kept Yueling alive.
During this period, as the second largest stakeholder, Xi Xiaye never appeared. Everything was handled by the Vice President of Glory World, Liu Lingyu. In addition to that, Glory World put in a lot of effort as well. They removed Xi Xinyi and selected another artiste as the new ambassador for Imperial Sky Jewellery City with many stakeholders in favor of the decision.
Xi Xinyi bit her lip when she heard Yue Lingsi. She then replied, “I got it. I’m sorry, Mother. Things must’ve been tough. I’ll make sure to correct my own mistakes and do my best to become Yifeng’s best aide!”
Xi Xinyi’s eyes were filled with confidence when she spoke. Having graduated as a business major back in university, she had also been learning a lot about business after shadowing Han Yifeng around for the past few years.
She believed that she would not become any worse even after she left the entertainment industry, definitely no lesser than Xi Xiaye anyway. She had never lost to Xi Xiaye in anything ever since they were children. Whether it was studies or relationships with others, she had always been way, way ahead of Xi Xiaye.
After doing some thinking on her own, she decided she would quit her acting career and pick up her business management knowledge again. She wanted to become Han Yifeng’s best aide so that she could win his heart again.
If she could take him away from Xi Xiaye many years ago, she could make Han Yifeng let go of this negative rut and accept her again now. After all, they still had feelings for each other, did they not?
It was slightly past lunch time when Huang Ziyao got someone to deliver the marriage contract to the Han Corporation. Secretary Wang knocked on the door moments after Han Yifeng sat in his chair.
“CEO Han, Madam sent this over. Ms. Xinyi has signed it. Madam wants you to sign it as soon as possible so that I can submit it to the Civil Affairs Bureau today.”
Secretary Wang lay the document open right before Han Yifeng.
A marriage contract…
Han Yifeng narrowed his eyes and then glanced at Secretary Wang coldly. His gaze then stopped on the document right in front of him. He was suddenly reminded about what Huang Ziyao had spoken to him about before.
“CEO Han, Madam asked the elder to have dinner at the villa in the south tonight. CEO Deng and the others will be going as well. They’ll all be there to celebrate your marriage with Ms. Xinyi, so…”
Han Yifeng’s head felt heavy as he kept on listening. Before taking the document, he took a deep breath.
After a while, Han Yifeng said quietly, “How’s the thing I asked you about going?”
“CEO Han, we can’t check the DNA for now, but I’ve checked Ms. Xinyi’s whereabouts during that period of time. Ms. Xinyi is really… I’m sure you know it best, CEO Han. Ms. Xinyi has been very pale in the past few days. It’s pretty obvious that she cares about you, CEO Han,” Secretary Wang said carefully.
Han Yifeng pinched the space between his eyebrows, feeling immensely exhausted. He put the document away. “We’ll talk about this in the future.”
“But what should we do about the dinner tonight?” Secretary Wang looked at Han Yifeng hesitantly.
“I’ll head over after I’m done with work. You should pay Qikai a visit. The proposal for the South River project needs to be submitted soon. Hand these to Vice President Qi, and say that Yueying has decided to swap Xinyi out.” Han Yifeng handed Secretary Wang a set of documents impatiently.
“Yes, CEO Han!” Secretary Wang did not want to stay any further as he noticed that Han Yifeng did not seem pleased. Taking the document, he quickly turned around just as he was about to leave, but Han Yifeng suddenly called out to him, “Wait!”
“Have you investigated Xiaye’s news on the Economy Times? Who released them?” Han Yifeng suddenly demanded.