The Bad Man System Collapse - Chapter 32.1
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Edited by: YinYue
After getting rid of the creditors and gaining the trust of Ji Linfeng, Lu Ze began to streamline the internal staff, especially some old employees who idled their days by relying on their seniority.
Lu Ze offered very kind conditions, n2 severance are paid double, which is equivalent to n4.
(TNote: n2/n4 is a certain stretch of time that is accumulated by a worker and as the amount of time could be deemed worth a severance pay. After 2008, n2 is counted as 6 months.)
Although creditors have given them some time to relax, in fact, many employees didn’t believe Brilliance Technology could pass this crisis successfully. Therefore, hearing such generous conditions, many people were hoping that those that are laid off included themselves.
This was especially so for the old employees who had worked for a long time. Since they would be unemployed either way, it was better to get severance rather than go bankrupt and be left with nothing.
Soon, the company had streamlined its staff. Lu Ze promoted a few of the more capable managers and then went abroad.
After three days of in-depth talks with Company D, Lu Ze then had discussions with the local technology companies.
After all, he couldn’t put all his eggs in one basket.
This would also put pressure on Company D.
Ten days later, Brilliance Technology and Company D reached a difficult preliminary agreement and began to discuss the details of follow-up cooperation and the distribution of benefits.
At the same time, due to having signed a preliminary letter of intent with Xunjie Technology, company D didn’t give up its investment in Xunjie but just increased its investment in Brilliance Technology.
At this point, everything can be expected to follow the trend.
When Lu Ze returned to Brilliance Technology with the negotiation team, he was greeted by cheers and a grand celebration party from the whole company.
At the reception, Ji Linfeng eagerly took Lu Ze’s hand and thanked him for his contribution to the company. “Chief Lu, I’ve already thought about it. After all these years, no one is more suitable for holding the company’s general director position other than you. I hope you can continue in the future.”
Lu Ze shook his head. “I appreciate President Ji’s intent, but I still have a lot of personal things to deal with. After this cooperation with Company D, I will be returning to my own life.”
The smile on Ji Linfeng’s face froze. “Chief Lu, is there anything in the company that made you uncomfortable?”
Lu Ze shook his head again and smiled, “President Ji, the company belongs to you and all the employees. Now that it’s back on track, even if I’m not the driving force, it will not affect the progress of this train.”
Ji Linfeng was very disappointed. After all, a good leader is crucial to the development of a company.
After chatting with Lu Ze for a long time in private, Ji Linfeng having confirmed that Lu Ze had made up his mind but would continue to pay attention to the development of the company, Lu Ze returned home.
As soon as he returned home, Sun Xiaohong was shocked to see Lu Ze and quickly took his things to put them down. “Why have you lost so much weight?”
Lu Ze silently felt his chin. Recently, his eating habits had been irregular and he was always so busy. It seems that he had truly lost weight.
However, the good news is that the results were good.
Lu Ze took a bath and went back to bed. He was really too tired.
After sleeping for a day and a night, Lu Ze woke up and ate a hot meal made by his wife. Only then did he distribute all the gifts from this trip to Father and Mother Lu, as well as Sun Xiaohong.
Meanwhile, Lu Ze also received a phone call from the lawyer.
Sun Daniu went to jail, and although Li Han had mentioned divorce, he still found a lawyer for her wholeheartedly. This lawyer’s surname was Zhao. Lawyer Ma had many cases to deal with as a human rights lawyer. Furthermore, he had a bad impression of Sun Daniu, so he didn’t take this case.
Sun Daniu fainted in shock at the trial just after the verdict was handed down, the sentence was ten years.
The police took Sun Daniu to the hospital. After an examination, she turned out to be pregnant for a little over a month.
Even Sun Daniu herself, who had been on birth control, hadn’t considered it.
After a moment of surprise, she was ecstatic. She was pregnant and could be released from prison.
The meaning of Lawyer Zhao’s call to Lu Ze was that Sun Daniu was, at the very least, a relative of Lu Ze and was his wife’s sister. She is pregnant now. He hopes Lu Ze can issue a letter of understanding to plead with the court to try to reduce Sun Daniu’s sentence, to seek a supervised release, and even further, to seek additional reductions in her sentence following the release.
Lu Ze hung up the phone, ate the apple Sun Xiaohong washed, and asked, “Wife, what do you think?”
Sun Xiaohong bowed her head and thought, “In fact, Lawyer Zhao also called me before. I also didn’t know what to do. So, I said, to wait for you to come back, I will listen to you.”
“Wife…” Lu Ze hooked Sun Xiaohong’s little finger. “I want to know what you really think.”
“Actually, I really hate Sun Daniu. She always beats me. But she’s pregnant, and I’m softened by the thought of her baby leaving its mother as soon as it’s born.”
Sun Xiaohong rubbed his fingers, “Sorry, Ah Ze. You found a way to help me take revenge, but I became softhearted toward the bad guys.”
“There’s no helping it; my wife is just this beautiful and kind.” Lu Ze smiled and held Sun Xiaohong in his arms. “Since you think so, I have no opinion.”
“Ah Ze, thank you.” Sun Xiaohong snuggled up on Lu Ze’s shoulder and smiled sweetly.
The next day, Lu Ze and Lawyer Zhao went to see Sun Daniu.
Lu Ze went straight to the point, “I agree to issue a petition but on one condition.”
Sun Daniu stared at Lu Ze as if she saw a flower on his face. She always felt that Lu Ze was a bit different.
He lost a lot of weight, but his spirit became much better.
A person’s behavior will affect a person’s temperament. Lu Ze had been communicating with the top talents in the financial technology industry for the past while. To obtain investment, he was tense 24 hours a day, so his behavior had become overbearing.
Even now that he had come back down from his high position, it would be difficult to regain his original haughty demeanor and behavior in a short period of time.
Sun Daniu asked, “What condition?”
Lawyer Zhao said, “What Mr. Lu means is that he hopes Ms. Sun would apologize to Sun Xiaohong, who has been bullied by you before.”
“For me to apologize to Sun Xiaohong?!” Sun Daniu’s agitated streak trailed off, “On what grounds?! Who’s fault was it that I got into this mess?”
“It seems like there is nothing to discuss then.”
Lu Ze got up and was about to leave when Lawyer Zhao quickly stopped him and winked at Sun Daniu. “Ms. Sun, robbery is a felony. Do you really want to go to jail for ten years?”
Sun Daniu gritted her teeth and used all her strength to make up her mind. “Ok, I’ll apologize.”
Sun Daniu answered like a girl who was forced into prostitution, Lu Ze looked sour.
He said, “What Lawyer Zhao said was not complete. My original words were, you must apologize to Xiaohong on your knees.”
This was going too far!
Sun Daniu looked at Lu Ze, eyes red with ferocity as if she wanted to eat someone. “Don’t go too far!”
Lu Ze ignored her murderous look, with his tone as calm as usual, he spoke the cruelest words. “Since you trained Xiaohong like an animal, then you’ll kneel down like an animal to apologize.”
How an animal was trained was, of course, either to beat or scold until it fears you, obeys you and submits to you.
(TNote: No, this is not how you train an animal… poor things. But this was the early 90’s and its fiction. Let’s take it with a grain of salt.)
Since he can’t physically return what she did to Sun Xiaohong, he will retaliate mentally.
“Lu Ze, I am also your wife!”
Sun Daniu shouted hysterically.
She was almost driven mad by Lu Ze, and she was madly jealous as well.
Why was Sun Xiaohong so lucky?!
In her previous life, Sun Xiaohong married Li Han. Li Han loved her and cherished her, after the demolishment he even had two of the new sets of houses under her name.
In this life, Sun Xiaohong married Lu Ze. Lu Ze, such a lazy person who can only eat, drink, and play with friends while neglecting family, would actually accompany her on her shift at the convenience store every day.
But also took pains to protect and avenge her.
On what grounds?!
She also used to be Lu Ze’s wife!
She was too!
Why didn’t he thought to love her a bit in the previous life?
As soon as Sun Daniu yelled this, Lawyer Zhao and Lu Ze’s eyes changed in unison.
The difference was that Lawyer Zhao suspected that Sun Daniu was crazy.
Lu Ze, however, guessed the truth.
Sun Daniu finished monkeying around, bent over the table, and started sobbing and crying for a long time.
Lawyer Zhao couldn’t stand it any longer and handed her a tissue. She wiped her tears and asked the lawyer to give her and Lu Ze some time alone.
Sun Daniu sobbed and told the story of her previous life.
And beautified it.
In her story, she and Lu Ze had always been very loving and happy in their previous life. But Lu Ze was too greedy and useless, borrowing money everywhere, both online loans and usury loans. To pay off the debts, she worked two jobs and tried borrowing money from her parents but they refused. She then asked Sun Xiaohong, who then humiliated her with 20,000 yuan.
She was just a poor little cabbage and was finally forced to her death.
After being reborn, she married Li Han by mistake. Then because she couldn’t let go of her feelings for Lu Ze and her hatred for Sun Xiaohong, she would bully Sun Xiaohong again and again.
Lu Ze listened, “……”
Aside from the original’s past life having borrowed usury loans and that she had asked Sun Xioahong to borrow money, he didn’t believe any of her other words.
Let’s not talk about Sun Xiaohong, after all, there may be differences in personality between past and present lives.
Let’s say Sun Daniu’s unforgiving personality is such that she had to be stirred up by Sun Xiaohong. But how could she possibly allow Sun Xiaohong to bully her?
Sun Daniu never thought Lu Ze wouldn’t believe it. After all, she can cite countless reasons to convince Lu Ze.
For example, she can go through all the habits he had and the birthmarks he had on his body.
She said firmly, “Lu Ze, you must help me. You owe me from your previous life.”
Lu Ze raised his eyebrows. “If I owed you from my previous life, why are you targeting Xiaohong?”
“She deliberately used borrowing money as an excuse to humiliated me!”
“How did she humiliate you?” Lu Ze asked, “Did she make you kneel or beat and scold you?”
Sun Daniu remained silent.
Lu Ze sneered, “Since she didn’t beat you and scold you, but also lent you money when everyone abandoned you, why did you target Xiaohong? In the end, wasn’t it because I am a man? Parents are backing me up at home, you can’t win, and you didn’t dare to retaliate against me.”
“Your parents abandoned you, but when you were born again, you were still young and depended on them for food, clothing, housing, and transportation, so you didn’t dare. Your parents doted on your brother, even more so you didn’t dare. You didn’t dare to bully anyone, and would only bully the weak while fearing the strong. So you caught Xiaohong, a soft persimmon, and bullied her to death.”
(TNote: a soft persimmon = someone too easy to bully.)
“You don’t have to explain, I also don’t want to listen.” Lu Ze stood up, “The one that owes you is Lu Ze from the previous life. In this life, you owe Xiaohong. My condition has been raised, but it is up to you to decide.”
After saying that, Lu Ze adjusted his clothes and turned to leave, leaving Sun Daniu to cry out behind him, and didn’t turn back.
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