Transmigrated into the Cannon Fodder’s Daughter - Chapter 40.2
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Li Xiao put the previous surveillance and recording in a folder and copied them on a disk. She had saved it on several disks, just in case. One copy was guaranteed to be ruined, so she needed several more.
Beside her, the sparrow spirit was chattering away. “Xiao Xiao, I’ll accompany you to the concert the day after tomorrow! I haven’t heard any of her music yet!”
“You can fly in on your own but don’t get hit.”
“I wouldn’t. I’m too smart,” the sparrow spirit boasted.
Li Xiao chuckled. She didn’t forget how the sparrow spirit was enchanted by the actress, Lin Shanyu. Speaking of Lin Shanyu, in two short months, she had lost her influence in showbiz. But thinking about it, it was pretty normal. She had used ghosts and spirits before, so what director would want to cast her? They’d have to have some nerve to ask her to join a project.
Li Xiao picked up her phone which was ringing. After ending the call, the smile on her face fell.
“Stay home and work on your novel. If you don’t write 6,000 words today, you won’t be playing games for the next week.”
The sparrow spirit howled and asked, “Xiao Xiao, where are you going so late?”
Li Xiao casually picked up two USB flash drives, and the corners of her mouth hooked up. However, her smile never reached her eyes. “I’m going home to find some little demons.”
Li Qianfei was genuinely like a monster in a game. No matter how many times you beat her down, she would continue to refresh and bounce back. Qianfei was giving Li Xiao such a hard time.
The call just now was from Li Nanjue. His tone was stern, devoid of the gentleness that he typically used.
Li Xiao guessed it had something to do with Quan Yisen.
Well, she had evidence now. Li Qianfei couldn’t do anything.
When Li Xiao arrived at the Li estate, it was eleven o’clock at night. The living room was brightly lit, and everyone was there, except for Li Qianxing.
Li Xiao raised her eyebrow. Was she on trial?
Her cheap grandmother, Qu Lian, was the first to speak up. “Xiao Xiao, how could you sell 10% of the shares? How could you do that to our family?”
If it weren’t for Qu Lian’s fracture, she would have run off to settle the score with Li Xiao. Li Qianfei sat beside her with a gloating face. A while ago, Qu Lian had been doting on Li Xiao all day long to anger Li Qianfei and her mother, but now, Qu Lian could see that Li Xiao was nothing more than a bitch.
Li Nanjue looked at Li Xiao disapprovingly.
Li Xiao’s face was devoid of fear, and she hooked her lips into a shallow smile. “Luckily, I sold it in time. If not, I would’ve lost billions this month.”
Qu Lian’s face stiffened. Li’s falling stock had always been a problem for her. She glared viciously at Zhan Jiayin—the witch who had stolen her good son!
Li Xiao had already thought of an explanation.
“I’m doing this for the good of our family. Since the public knew that I had so many shares, many wanted to see me fight with Qianxing and Qianfei. I didn’t plan to fight with them over the company, so I simply sold the share, which would prevent us from fighting over the company.”
Anyway, Li Qianfei was dragging down this company. Sooner or later, it’d go bankrupt, and Li Xiao refused to let this sinking ship drag her down as well. But this truth mustn’t be said.
“That’s why I sold my shares to Uncle Ren. He’s close to our family, so he won’t backstab us. It’s better for the shares to be in his hands than a stranger. And Auntie would be able to rest easy.”
Zhan Jiayin hadn’t known Ren Shaotang had the shares, and she couldn’t help but be happy when she heard the news. Even though there was no news from Qianxing, she believed her son would come out sooner or later. Jiayin had been worried that Li Xiao would compete with Qianxing for fame and fortune, but now, she could put her mind at ease.
Li Nanjue subconsciously looked toward Zhan Jiayin when he heard Ren Shaotang’s name. The flicker of joy on her face didn’t go unnoticed, and his expression turned ugly. The ambiguity between Jiayin and Ren Shaotang was so obvious that even Li Xiao could see it.
Li Xiao’s eyes mocked him and made Li Nanjue’s face flush madly.
Jiayin’s behavior planted thorns in his heart. So Jiayin cared about the company’s inheritance and shares? Was she not as generous as he believed her to be?
Qu Lian frowned. “Instead of selling it to him, you should’ve sold it to me.”
“If I sold it to you, I was worried the shares would become about filial piety,” Li Xiao said indifferently.
Qu Lian had no words.
“Anything else is fine. But those shares belonged to my mother.”
At the mention of Xu Manqin, Li Nanjue became guilty and hurriedly changed the topic. “Ren Shaotang wouldn’t betray us.”
Li Xiao laughed inwardly. This horrible father of hers had too much trust in Ren Shaotang. The shares were technically bought by the Ren family, so they weren’t in Ren Shaotang’s hands. Because he had lost his family so much money, his voice in the family would be greatly reduced. He may not be able to be Zhan Jiayin’s patron in the future.
Li Nanjue eyed Li Qianfei and asked, “Xiao Xiao, did you take Fei’er’s necklace.”
“It would be fine if it was another necklace, but that necklace is really important to Fei’er,” Zhan Jiayin sighed.
“I can give you anything you want, but please, give that necklace back to me,” Li Qianfei pleaded.
Li Xiao shook her head. How was Li Qianfei so guilt-free?
***This was translated by Centinni ***
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