Chapter 18: Encountering an old friend
The saline sea wind calmed Jiang Chen’s irrationality . He looked at the people walking by him .
The scene of aged grandpas, couples, and tourists distracted him from reality for a second . He
rubbed his temples tiredly to get rid of the drowsy feeling . He was a bit tired .
After the extravagant spending spree, he blew two hundred thousand in just an afternoon . After
the moments of excitement, the wary feeling of an emotional roller-coaster remained .
He took a taxi to the beach; he just wanted to take a walk and feel the sea wind .
The beach was quite a famous sightseeing attraction in Wang Hai city . There was the marble
fence by the golden beach . The victorious comrade’s famous remake engraved into the stone
statue, marking his longing legacy . Finally, the modern looking small hut filled the empty space
in the picture . Jiang Chen heard this place from a couple of his buddies, but they only talked
about how many hot girls there were .
They were right after all…
However, this was his first time here even though he's been in the city for four years already . He
never came because of two simple reasons . He had no money, and he had no one he could bring
along . But if he had the money, then there would always be someone . So him never going to the
beach was because of the first reason after all .
It felt lonely shopping alone, and he felt the same visiting the beach .
Though he was still alone, he no longer pondered about life .
He had the money . Although one million was nothing in Wang Hai city, there were plenty of
rich people in this city and he couldn’t even buy an apartment, his mental state was drastically
different . He was not arrogant, but he was certain he was wealthier than Bill Gates .
The entire gold deposit of a commercial bank was at least a couple of billion . What would all the
gold in the apocalypse be worth?
Of course, he had to be careful in the sell-off strategy . A large amount of gold in the market
would depreciate the value of the gold significantly . Long term wise, he only planned to raid the
vault’s gold . There were many other ways to make money .
There were more attractive markets available for him to profit off of . For example, the advanced
tech he could bring back . If he sold the full-sensory computer, the market cap of the company
would be in the trillions . The virtual reality education system . The hibernation chamber . These
were all trillion dollar ideas .
For this one million, it was just for enjoyment purposes .
So Jiang Chen didn’t feel odd as he stood by the shore . What before could only be achieved in his
dream were all within his reach . The stunning beauties, the magnificent mansion, and the
luxurious cars .
He burped as he threw his beer can into the garbage . He was a little tipsy, as he took another
breath of the saline filled sea wind .
“Hey dude, do you want to join us?”
A girl in a bikini smiled at him; her stunning figure was flourished with youth . Her hobby
reading magazines meant that she easily saw how expensive Jiang Chen’s outfit was . The deep
but lost gaze made him appear as a powerful CEO that just went through a bad breakup .
People in the middle of a breakup were the weakest emotionally . Su Fei thought she possessed
the techniques of love . She first got rid of her best friend and approached Jiang Chen . Her smile
was as sweet as a freshly baked cupcake .
She didn’t care how many relationships this guy went through, nor the fact that he might still
be in one . She was envious of her roommate because she has a sugar daddy which meant
countless amounts of money, LVs, and Hermes . She was jealous, as she thought her beauty was
comparable to her roommate's .
If she tried to flirt, she would also get a rich guy, and this guy looked much better compared to
her roommate’s sugar daddy .
Su Fei’s heart pumped faster as she imagined .
“Hehe, no thank you . ” To Su Fei’s surprise, the man only looked at her once before rejecting her
with a smile .
“Leave your youth to someone more meaningful . ” Jiang Chen didn’t turn his head as he walked
away . Su Fei stared blankly in place .
That girl must have thought I was mental . Jiang Chen hysterically laughed disregarding the
looks of passersby . He stumbled mindlessly along the beach . The gene vaccine also increased
his body’s detoxification process . It made the alcohol process much faster in his body . He
However, because of family reasons, she didn’t pursue graduate studies . Instead, she chose to
work at a clothing store . Due to her outstanding performance, she was promoted to store
manager at an excellent location . This gave her the perfect platform to display her prowess .
Once Xia Shuyu was promoted, she immediately implemented a list of action plans which
increased the store's sales substantially . However, because of her strict performance measures,
she acquired the nickname of the “cold beauty” among male colleagues, and b*tch among
female workers . After all, everyone was envious and jealous of her, especially those of the same
Not only was she accomplished in her career, but she also had a boyfriend that loved her . Her
boyfriend always picked her up after work, even though it seemed like the overachieving
manager was never nice to him . Due to her personality, Jiang Chen has even made fun of her,
behind her back, about having a disruptive menstrual cycle because she always looked
So this was how the tragedy happened . It was rumored that Xia Shuyu heard it by coincidence .
She then investigated it and found the “mastermind” behind everything . Then, she used some
petty excuses to fire Jiang Chen from the place .
Jiang Chen still remembered the coldness and mockery on her face . After all, humans are
humans . Despite how righteous someone is, there may be times when they would act
She, who was appraised as the top student of the business school, actually lost her job in a
matter of one year .
She was in agony and didn’t know what she did wrong . Or maybe as smart as she was, she
already knew what she did wrong . However, it was too late to fix everything . She still
remembered the guy she fired . It was after that that everyone began to look at her different . At
first, they were respectful, but soon it was dusted with a sliver of disdain . It also applied to the
male employees who used to praise her .
She also suffered in her relationship after she lost her job .
The boyfriend who used to do everything she said broke up with her . With the excuse "I spent so
many years with you, and you didn’t even let me kiss you . Hehe, go be a virgin . ” He left
A few maliciously looking guys surrounded the place she worked . They were clearly not there to