The Bad Man System Collapse - Chapter 48.2
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Xu Jia first went back to the Xu family’s old residence, but it was deserted.
The Xu family’s old residence was empty. The grass in the yard was even half a meter tall, which showed that it had been abandoned for a long time.
Xu Jia was locked up for 6 years, so she didn’t know what had happened. She anxiously contacted the servants and friends of the Xu family before, one by one, but not many could get through. Finally, the reason for this desolate scene of the Xu family today was revealed through the bits and pieces of information.
After it was found out that she had lied to Jiang Haoyan, Jiang Haoyan needed to vent his depression and anger from losing Xu Wei, so, Father Xu, who helped Xu Jia lie to Jiang Haoyan and Xu Jia’s mistress mother, who became a regular wife, became a thorn in Jiang Haoyan’s side.
Jiang Haoyan, as the Xu’s son-in-law, introduced Father Xu to oil bosses in the Middle East, and Father Xu was prepared to buy the oil fields.
It was only after the Xu family borrowed money to buy it that they discovered that the field had already been hollowed out and there wasn’t a drop of oil left.
The Xu family went bankrupt, then Jiang Haoyan hired a mafia-run debt collection company to force the Xu parents to flee overseas by fabricating debts.
The Xu family’s old house was also bought by Jiang Haoyan to memorialize the ‘dead’ Xu Wei.
Xu Jia stood in front of her home and looked at the once familiar home through the rusty iron railing. The flames of hatred were burning.
Shen Xiaohuai was responsible for driving back to A city.
While Lu Ze just looked out the window at the brightly lit city.
In the original story, Father Xu and the stepmother appeared as vicious supporting roles. Father Xu cheated with Xu Jia’s mother when he was young and gave birth to Xu Jia. Later, after Xu Wei’s mother died, Father Xu married the mistress, so the mistress became a legal wife.
As a stepmother who had been a mistress, naturally, she would do anything to gain an advantage for her daughter.
So she made all sorts of whispers and provocations to sow dissension to deceive the male lead and hurt the female lead.
Father Xu was biased, so naturally, he sided more with the mistress’s daughter.
It could be said that Father Xu and Xu Jia’s mother were purely vicious supporting roles. So, after Xu Wei’s fake death, Jiang Haoyan, as the male lead, bankrupting the Xu family, forcing Father Xu and the stepmother to go into exile overseas, and imprisoning Xu Jia in a mental hospital for torture would have all been greatly satisfying for him.
But from Xu Wei’s point of view, would she really want to see her family, in which she held 12% of the shares, go bankrupt, thus losing billions of yuan worth of stock, leaving her impoverished?
A whole family clan, not just Xu father and stepmother. The Xu family was a big family, which also included Xu Wei’s older cousins, younger cousins, Older Uncle, Second Uncle, and so on.
There was also the grandfather who loved Xu Wei the most, who eventually died of anger on his hospital bed.
Because New Media’s novels were very short, usually about 70,000 to 80,000 words, these details weren’t accounted for. All that was mentioned was that Xu Wei knew that Xu Jia paid the price, Xu Wei became depressed and then went back to Jiang Haoyan.
[E/N: remember at the beginning when Lu Ze asked who wrote this dog-blooded dog-blood? This “original novel” was posted on a site called New Media. So… It’s like Centinni.]
So, what if she finds out?
Lu Ze was thinking about it when the car stopped.
Shen Xiaohuai said apologetically, “I’m sorry, Chief Lu, the car seems to have broken down.”
Shen Xiaohuai got off, opened the hood, checked it, and sighed, “Chief Lu, I can’t fix it. I’ll call for a car.”
“There is no signal.” Lu Ze said coldly.
Shen Xiaohuai took out her mobile phone and also saw that there was no signal.
This was a mountain road at the junction of two cities, which was very remote.
The two waited by the car for a while, but there were no other cars passing by.
Autumn nights were already very cold, Shen Xiaohuai touched her arm. “Chief Lu, I’m going to walk ahead to see if there is a signal.”
Shen Xiaohuai explained as she was leaving, then Lu Ze suddenly said, “Wait.”
“Take off your coat.”
Shen Xiaohuai took off her white coat suspiciously, “Chief Lu, what do you want my coat for?”
Lu Ze smiled slightly, took the coat, and draped it over himself. “It’s much warmer this way. Why don’t you go ahead and try the signal?”
Shen Xiaohuai: “…”
Chief Lu, a straight guy like you would be single forever!
(TNote: Straight man = a guy that’s too straight-laced and blunt, to consider other people’s feelings, to the point that it’s making other people angry.)
Shen Xiaohuai, the professional secretary, smiled and turned away.
This turn was a straightforward roll of her eyes.
As a professional secretary, she didn’t expect a plot of falling in love with her boss, but…
It was cold out here. Wasn’t it too much for a big man to take a woman’s coat to put it on himself?
Shen Xiaohuai rubbed her cold arms and walked on to find a signal.
As she walked, Shen Xiaohuai started to sweat. After half an hour, she finally got a signal, and she immediately contacted a driver, then hurried back to tell Lu Ze.
After a while, Lu Ze took off Shen Xiaohuai’s coat and gave it back to her.
Over 2 hours later, the assistance vehicle arrived and that was when the two finally returned to city A.
Lu Ze asked the driver to send Shen Xiaohuai home and added, “You can come to the office tomorrow.”
[E/N: it’s night now, presumably after midnight, so he means for her to rest that whole day… supposedly]
In hindsight, it was giving her the day off, so Shen Xiaohuai was touched. “Chief Lu, I will definitely do my best to contribute to the company in the future.”
“In the afternoon, sort out the information about Jiang’s cooperation at home, then have the HR send out the recruitment information. Finally, go implement the details such as air tickets and accommodation for the foreign designers.”
It would already be late in the night when these tasks were done.
And to carry out the accommodation problem, she would need to personally inspect the apartments, so it was no wonder that she was asked to only go back to the office tomorrow.
The sentiment was gone in an instant.
Capitalists were truly the exploiting class.
Shen Xiaohuai smiled professionally, “Chief Lu, you can rest assured that I will definitely work hard to complete the tasks.”
“Hmm.” Lu Ze nodded and closed the window.
A hundred meters away in the vehicle, Lu Ze saw Shen Xiaohuai’s raised middle finger through the rearview mirror, and he raised his eyebrows. This little girl was docile on the outside, but she still held grudges in her bones.
On the other side, Lawyer Zhang had been trying to communicate with Xu Wei, but eventually failed under Xu Wei’s mental loop and had no choice but to make an appointment with Xu Wei for her to meet Jiang Haoyan at the detention center.
On the day of Xu Wei’s meeting with Jiang Haoyan, Lu Ze got on the internal line with Shen Xiaohuai, “Tell the design department that Xu Wei doesn’t have to come back if she takes another leave of absence from work.”
The director of the design department was going to set off firecrackers in celebration.
Let’s not talk about Xu Wei’s terrible design skills, but just consider that she took 10 days off work within half a month. If Chief Lu hadn’t been biased towards Xu Wei, he would have long fired her.
Director Mike immediately called Xu Wei and told her that she had to work today or pack up and leave.
Xu Wei on the other end of the phone cried faintly, “Director, I really have something today, can…”
Toot… toot… toot…
Forced to go back to work, Xu Wei had no choice but to go back to work, and the meeting failed.
When Jiang Haoyan heard the news in prison, he pointed angrily at Lawyer Zhang’s nose and cursed, “How the h*ll do you do things!? Do I spend money to feed you so you can slack off? Waste!”
Lawyer Zhang was silent and uncomfortable, he was working so hard but was still labeled a waste.
Both this one’s and that one’s brain circuits were different from ordinary people.
Jiang Haoyan scolded in anger, then coldly directed, “Go to Xiao Nan and ask him to persuade Weiwei. Weiwei loves me, but you insulted her, that’s why she got carried away.”
He insulted Xu Wei?!
Lawyer Zhang felt his heart heavy and left without saying a word.
Lu Ze was surprised to see Xu Wei at work. In his imagination, the love-brained white lotus Xu Wei should have quit her job and jumped into Jiang Haoyan’s arms by now.
“616, have you noticed that Xu Wei has changed?”
“Isn’t it normal to change?” 616 said inexplicably, “Host, you have been suppressing Jiang Haoyan’s luck and depriving him of his halo. Right now, his luck has been dropping steadily, and he’s about to lose his position as CEO, Even his halo is getting dimmer bit by bit. He is the male lead, while the female lead was just someone attached to his existence. The female lead’s outlook on life, world outlook, and values are all the best and perfectly in line with his three views. His position is faltering, so his control over all the characters centered around him will also weaken.”
“That means, the female lead is now jumping out of the framework of the original text?”
“Accurately speaking, it’s more and more biased towards the three views of the luckiest man in the world, that is, you, the Host. She would not only adjust perfectly but also exaggerate tenfold. For example, if the host likes cheerful people, then she will be generous with her cheeriness regardless of the occasion,” 616 explained.
Lu Ze asked, “Then what about the Regent’s world?”
“The Regent himself was a setting who was equally powerful to the male lead, so the position of the male lead would waver but not change until the final winner was decided.” 616 continued, “Moreover, the fact that Lu Yao was able to complete her ideological change so smoothly also had something to do with the fact that you, the Host, was so powerful that you swayed the male lead’s control over his female match.”
Lu Ze’s eyebrows lifted. This was very interesting…
The aura, appearance, wealth, and status of the so-called male lead…
It would all be depleted by the time the Jiang family settles down.
After dinner, Xu Nan saw that it was almost time, then suddenly cried and asked, “Mom, is Dad going to jail?”
Xu Wei nodded stiffly.
“No! Don’t! Xiao Nan doesn’t want dad to go to jail! Mom, save dad, Xiao Nan misses Dad, wuwuwu…”
Xu Nan hugged her and cried, sobbing vigorously. Xu Wei was deeply moved by the small child’s weak and helpless appearance. Her eyes became red as she held Xu Nan tightly in her arms and began to cry.
Xu Nan, who had been crying vigorously, suddenly couldn’t cry anymore. He was completely unable to understand what Xu Wei was crying about.
Are we going to save him or not?
“Mom, will Dad come back?” The drama queen, Xu Nan, asked pitifully.
Xu Wei let go of Xu Nan and wiped the tears from his face with a look of motherly love. Such a small child, who had suffered with her since he was young, who had never experienced a good life.
Everyone else was loved by their parents, but he only had her alone.
Xu Wei felt sad at the thought. She was about to nod and promise to save Jiang Haoyan when the doorbell rang.
Xu Wei had to swallow what she wanted to say. “Xiao Nan be good. Mom will open the door first, we’ll talk about things later.”
The good atmosphere was destroyed, and Xu Nan pouted angrily. Which pest interrupted him from saving his Dad?
Xu Wei opened the door. Then something flashed before her eyes before she was pushed to the ground.
A drunken Xu Jia smacked Xu Wei across the face, “Grandpa’s dead, Dad’s missing, are you happy now?!”
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