Chapter 29: The Grand Plan
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The assistant’s ear was to the door, and when he heard the commotion on the other side, his heart almost stopped!
He had thought that Young Master Xu would really be able to cheer his boss up. From the looks of it now, not only had he been unable to clear the storm, he had brought a hurricane upon himself!
Was this the grand plan Young Master Xu had said he had?
As expected, 30 seconds later, the door to the office opened, and Young Master Xu cupped the broken pieces of his phone in his hands. As he walked out, he blubbered as he said, “This was a limited edition phone that I just bought! I had only used it for a day!”
The assistant looked at him sympathetically. He had already warned him that the boss was in a horrible mood and had told him to look out, but he had insisted on riding right into the eye of the storm. He was lucky that the only thing broken was the cell phone!
However, he simply patted Xu Shuai on his shoulder and consoled him. “My sympathies, Young Master Xu.”
After Xu Shuai left, the assistant went over to close the office door. Through the crack, he saw Mr. Gu seated behind the gigantic work desk in a daze. His eyes were focused in the distance, looking at nothing in particular. It was obvious that he was lost in his own thoughts.
The assistant was stunned.
He had never seen the boss behave so frighteningly before, and he had never seen the boss look as perplexed as he did now. In fact, his boss almost looked helpless!
At that thought, the assistant jerked back abruptly.
To him, Mr. Gu was a character larger than life that nobody and nothing could sway. How was it even possible that he’d be perplexed and helpless over something?
Xu Weilai slept through the whole day and the whole night. When she awoke, it was already morning the next day.
After she showered, she went downstairs for breakfast, and the secretary brought her bag and coat over. She had left her belongings in the private room the other day after getting drunk and being brought back by Grandpa Gu.
However, she couldn’t find the contract inside.
The secretary lowered his head, ashamed. “I’m sorry, Miss Xu. I wasn’t able to secure the contract. Young Master Xu said he only agreed to sign it with you. Without you around, he refused to sign it!”
Xu Weilai pressed her lips into a thin line.
At the end of the day, Xu Shuai had probably never intended to enter into any contract with her. That had merely been his way of humiliating her.
Even though she had known that, she still couldn’t help but harbor that little hope.
“All right, understood. Go back to the office, first. I need to go to the hospital.”
The secretary nodded his head and turned to leave.
Xu Weilai returned to her room and changed her clothes. She sat at her vanity counter and applied some makeup in a bid to improve her wan complexion. Then, she got up and drove to the hospital.
There hadn’t been any improvement in Mr. Xu’s condition over the past few days. When she entered the room, he was in the middle of a coughing fit, and Mrs. Xu was helping to stroke his back.
Mrs. Xu looked at her with worry and fatigue etched between her brows. When she spoke, it wasn’t with much strength either. “Here you are, Weilai.”
Xu Weilai’s father looked over and focused his gaze on her. His eyes were filled with hope as he asked, “Weilai, I heard that you had a meeting with Mr. Xu. How did it go? Is he willing to help us?”
Xu Weilai lowered her lashes and bit her bottom lip before replying softly, “Dad, I’m sorry. I wasn’t able to secure the contract.”
The light in Mr. Xu’s eyes dimmed, and he lay back on the bed lifelessly, as if he had lost the will to live.
“Is… the Xu Corporation going to end in our hands just like that?” Mrs. Xu couldn’t stop her tears from streaming down her face.
Xu Weilai couldn’t bear to see how hopeless her parents looked. She opened her mouth to say something, but nothing came out at all.
Just as the atmosphere in the hospital room had plunged to an all-time low, there was a sudden knock on the door, and someone walked in.