The Innocent Young Master Lu - Chapter 23
Chapter 23: Is there such a ridiculous deal?
As soon as this meal was over, Zong Ji Ze left after receiving a phone call.
Evidently Trono’s new phone was about to hit the market, and now was the busiest time for Zong Ji Ze.
Lu Ding Ning also didn’t let Zong Ji Ze send her back, but instead asked Ruan Xi Yuan to pick her up.
There was no class today, so Lu Guo Hua arranged for her to visit the company in the morning.
Lu Guo Hua wanted her to take the opportunity to officially meet the top brass of RM as well as to see the current situation.
Ruan Xi Yuan was at her side when she arrived at RM, giving her key information about the various people they saw.
“In front is Secretary Yan, honest and very passive!”
Listening to Ruan Xi Yuan, Lu Ding Ning casually glanced at the chubby-looking man in his early forties.
“The two behind him. The tall one is your second uncle Lu Guo Yao and the fat one is your third uncle Lu Guo Can.”
Lu Ding Ning looked at the two mentioned by Ruan Xi Yuan. Those two looked a bit similar to Lu Guo Hua.
They appeared at the company and were wearing business attire, but how do you put it…….
Ah, wearing the dragon robe and not looking like the crown prince.
Yes, that was how it felt.
Her two uncles, although dressed professionally, were clearly not suitable for the IT industry.
This feeling made Lu Ding Ning suddenly raise her immaculate eyebrows.
“The two of them are also working at the RM?” Due to leaving Z Country when she was still young, Lu Ding Ning didn’t have much of an impression of her two uncles.
“More than that, they’re shareholders of RM.” Ruan Xi Yuan’s words made Lu Ding Ning’s brow crease deeper.
Even she could tell that these two weren’t suitable for working in the IT industry. How could her father, a veteran in the industry, still allow them to work here?
Ruan Xi Yuan saw Lu Ding Ning’s unbelieving expression before explaining in a small voice, ”Initially when Chief Lu designed the chat program, not many people believed it would make money, and of course, not many people would invest in it. That’s why he asked your two uncles to borrow money. Your uncles have long wanted your father’s collection of top quality yellow rosewood carvings of Qilin*. Chief Lu was so desperate for money that he sold the wooden carving to them for 50,000 yuan.”
Top quality yellow rosewood carving of Qilin?
Lu Ding Ning was too young to remember what it really looked like.
However, she knew the price of similar wood carvings that were sold in F country. The cheapest one would be sold for would be in the millions, if not in the tens of millions.
Something that could be so coveted by her two uncles should be worth quite a bit.
Her dad was in such dire need of money that he sold the rosewood carving cheaply to them.
“And then what happened?”
“Then they sold the top quality yellow rosewood carving to the tune of half a million and developed their respective industries. As to how they became shareholders of RM, if it wasn’t because they kept stressing that their 50,000 yuan was the only thing that saved Chief Lu and RM from going into bankruptcy and that nonsense about them about not forgetting their family and heritage, Chief Lu was driven into a corner and had to give them some shares of RM.
Lu Ding Ning listened to Ruan Xi Yuan and raised his eyebrows, “Is there such a ridiculous deal?”
50,000 yuan to save her father and RM from the depths of their suffering?
Wasn’t the 50,000 yuan exchanged for the top-quality rosewood carving?
Not to mention that the money for selling the rosewood carving cash was used to fund their own business ventures.
They could even use this to extort her father into giving them shares of RM. How shameless could they get!
In the end, Lu Guohua, her father, gave them the shares because they were family, right?
Just as Lu Ding Ning looked puzzled, Lu Guo Yao and Lu Guo Can approached her.
“Yi Ning, it’s good to see you back!”
“Second Uncle, Third Uncle.” Lu Ding Ning greeted without smiling.
Initially, she thought that her first meeting with her uncles would end with greeting each other. But who knew that her Third Uncle, Lu Guo Can, would suddenly try to persuade her:
“Yi Ning, now that you’re back, help us persuade your father. Persuade him to sell RM and to spend the rest of his days leisurely abroad, now that RM is falling apart.”
“Third Uncle, if I asked you to sell your child and to live peacefully and leisurely abroad, would you be able to do that?” As Lu Ding Ning asked, the curvature of her lips remained, making her look both sassy and polite. Just her tone was noticeably colder than before.
It wasn’t just Lu Guo Can and Lu Guo Yao who froze upon hearing her words, even Ruan Xi Yuan was caught off guard by her words.
“Young Master Lu…….” he hurriedly lowered his voice, trying to say something.
But at that moment, Lu Guo Can had seized the opportunity to speak, “Yi Ning, what are you saying? What do you mean to sell your child to live leisurely and peacefully abroad? How can you even say something like that?”
”If you are able to be angry once you hear that, Third Uncle, you should be able to understand how my father would feel if you told him to sell RM and move abroad. It was my father who built RM to what it is today, starting from the software. To him, RM is his baby. Asking him to sell RM, how would that even be possible?”
Lu Ding Ning’s words rendered Lu Guo Can speechless.
And she carried on, “Besides, it’s not like RM can’t make a comeback. Nobody can predict the future of RM, right?”
Done speaking, Lu Ding Ning glanced at her Second and Third uncles again.
The Third uncle, Lu Guo Can, had a gloomy face, as if some kind of storm was brewing. The Second uncle, Lu Guo Yao, took a look at his younger brother, and acted as if he was the peacemaker.
“Yi Ning, you’re still too young and don’t understand my and your Third Uncle’s intentions. We are thinking for you. Just think about it, if RM was sold now, it would be worth some money. If this continues to drag on, I’m afraid….”
Lu Guo Yao didn’t have to finish his sentence.
However, Lu Ding Ning understood that her uncle was afraid that RM would become worthless,
which would also mean that his shares in RM would be worthless as well.
“Second Uncle, if you and Third Uncle are really worried about the shares in your hands, why don’t you transfer them to me?”
Under the dim light, Lu Ding Ning looked sideways at Lu Guo Yao and Lu Guo Can, her eyes calm and unwavering, as her words hit the nail on head.
“Forget it, Lao San, let’s just head back and stop bothering this child. He’s still a child. What can a child understand anyway?” Lu Guo Yao acted as a peacemaker again, and took Lu Guo Can away when he was done speaking.
“If it was just his father, so be it. But even this brat treats me like this!”
“From the way this father son duo behave, sooner or later, RM will collapse!”
“When they run out of money, I’ll see how they continue to be proud.”
As the two walked away, their grumbling still reached Lu Ding Ning’s from time to time.
“Young Master Lu, you were really too much. Just let their words enter one ear and exit the other. There’s no need to have a fall out with them.” muttered Ruan Xi Yuan, who also heard the two men’s tirades.
“Maintain a fake pretense of friendliness and allow the two of them to continue shaking the hearts and minds of the company behind the scenes?”
Lu Ding Ning’s words sound so logical that he was unable to refute them.
Since RM’s situation had turned for the worse, everyday Lu Guo Yao and Lu Guo Can have been persuading Lu Guo Hua to sell RM.
Everytime they came to RM, they made sure their intentions were known.
As a result, the hearts and minds of RM’s employees were shaken that many of them were discreetly looking for new jobs.
This vicious circle was getting worse for RM.
Ignoring Ruan Xi Yuan’s silence, Lu Ding Ning continued, ”Help me secretly monitor the number of shares my Second Uncle and Third Uncle have. Notify me if they plan to sell.”
“Are you really going to buy their shares?” Questioning Lu Ding Ning, Ruan Xi Yuan had discerned Lu Ding Ning’s plan.
“I’m more accustomed to taking the initiative…” Lu Ding Ning raised her eyebrows and smiled. In those beautiful phoenix eyes, a sly glint was revealed……
Instead of being passive on all fronts, why not take the opportunity to break the ice and fight for survival!
*A mythical chinese animal.