Chapter 28: The Return
Over the last five days, the two spent every moment in joy .
Liu Yao took Jiang Chen to all the famous attractions . They did everything from surfing at
Wuzhizhou Island, enjoying the sunlight at Yalong Bay, wandering along the beach, to leaving
names on a couple lock . Liu Yao engraved Jiang Chen’s name, but Jiang Chen left Chen Lele’s
The happiest time was always the briefest, but it was pleasant .
Until they went their separate ways, Jiang Chen didn’t see any more sorrows or tears .
“Sir, would you like a cup of coffee?” The flight attendant's gentle voice disrupted Jiang Chen’s
“I’ll have one please . ”
“Ok, please wait a moment . ”
A cup of steamy coffee was soon in front of Jiang Chen . He stared at the rising steam and
[That was a pleasant trip after all . I wonder if I will ever meet her again . ]
He thought about it some more, and an even bigger smile appeared on his face . He didn’t know
why he wanted to smile .
He glanced at the pristine cloud outside the window and the middle-aged professional sleeping
beside him . Jiang Chen finished the still steamy cup of coffee .
It was bitter, but a little sweet .
The brief Sanya vacation came to an end . Jiang Chen walked out of the Wanghai airport with his
The noisy metropolitan .
He took in a deep breath of the smog-filled air and flagged down a taxi .
“To Bailian . ”
Sitting on the passenger side, Jiang Chen took out his almost outdated Samsung phone . He was
about to call Xia Shiyu when he noticed a message popped up .
He opened the Weibo app that he hasn't opened for a while . He was surprised to find out
someone @ him .
<A pleasant trip, thank you for your company @Jiang Chen>
Along the text was also a picture of an airplane taking off . Jiang Chen noticed that it was his
[This girl, she went to my terminal without telling me . ] Jiang Chen smiled . They said goodbye at
the airport, but he didn’t expect her to be there to watch him depart .
With a bit of narcissism, Jiang Chen swiped the screen up with his finger . The comments on the
bottom consisted primarily of people wondering who Jiang Chen was . To begin with, she was
not a famous actress, so there were only a few comments .
He thought about for a moment before half-joking replied .
<Haha, I really enjoy your superb acting skill . How about I invest in a movie and ask you to be
the female lead? : )>
<Deal . You said it!>
[Instant reply . ]
“Hey man, are you on Weibo?”
“Oh? Do you have Weibo as well?” Jiang Chen asked the taxi driver .
“Of course, it is pretty fun watching people make memes online . You are looking at a celebrity’s
“Hehe, yes, how do you know?” Jiang Chen curiously asked .
“There is a special symbol beside their name . Look closely . ” The taxi driver skillfully guided
Jiang Chen, “Though to be honest, these celebrities’ Weibo are boring . They are too busy to reply
to you . You must be new on here . ”
Jiang Chen smiled in agreement .
He wanted to reply <There is no way you believe my joke right?>, but that post was gone .
“What happens if a post is gone?”
“They deleted it, it's common . ” The taxi driver rolled his eyes as if he was an expert .
[This girl . ] Jiang Chen sighed . The situation was funny to him .
It’s only a movie after all, how much would it even cost?
Inside the Jade Restaurant, Jiang Chen quietly waited at the table . His eyes lit up as soon as he
saw a graceful figure approach him . He signaled for the person to come over .
“You finally appeared . You don’t even pick up your phone . ” Xia Shiyu gave him a hard stare . The
grin on his face made Xia Shuyu irate .
She has been taking care of the company in the past few days . She even used her own money to
make sure everything could be finished on time . To ensure she completed Jiang Chen’s task, she
had to find lawyers, bureaus, and banks . She even went to their future office .
However, he was nowhere to be seen . Jiang Chen left all the dirty work to her and went on a
vacation by himself .
She took in a deep breath to stop an almost inevitable emotional explosion .
“This is your company . You have to at least show up to something . You should come with me to
the bureau this afternoon . I have all the documents here . Take a look . ” She placed the bag on
the table and ignored Jiang Chen’s invitation .
“Thank you so much . ” Jiang Chen didn’t pick up the documents . Instead, he genuinely stared at
Xia Shiyu’s emotionless face .
“At least you have some conscience,” she hissed at him . Although her face still looked cold, Jiang
Chen felt she was no longer angry .
“I’ll go with you in the afternoon . Let’s not talk about work . Order whatever you want, this one
is on me . Oh, you paid for the fees right? The company will reimburse you for it . ”
Xia Shiyu was not humble and immediately ordered a few dishes . She glanced at Jiang Chen but
did not even see a slight change in his grinning face . She was frustrated .
[That was ineffective . ] She thought as she didn’t manage to vent her anger .
Jiang Chen didn’t notice her intention .
He still had one hundred thousand dollars left which far exceeded his expectation .
“Is there something bothering you?” Although she kept a stern face, Jiang Chen still noticed she
was slightly distracted .
“Yes, I am worried about the company’s future . ” Xia Shiyu dived straight into the problem, “If
our strategy is to use advanced technology, we have no way of gaining a competitive advantage
as a newcomer . ”
“But don’t new company have more growth opportunities?” With her concern in his mind, Jiang
Chen replied .
“That’s for a company with a strong core competitive advantage . ” Xia Shiyu stared at Jiang
Chen, who showed no sign of concern, with a look of defeat . “Do you know technology? You
probably don’t even remember calculus . ”
“Is that even a question . ” Jiang Chen laughed . “Who remembers that stuff after graduation . Just
because I don’t understand it doesn’t mean other people don’t understand it . You don’t have to
worry about research and development . I’ll give you a hint . Every company have a focus, such
as game development . We can just springboard off of this idea and enter the cell phone market
following our success…”
“Stop right there . ” Xia Shiyu interrupted Jiang Chen’s speech . She rubbed her temples . “Cell
phone games? Web games? Or Massive Multiplayer Online games on the PC end? Based on the
current market condition, I recommend cell phone games . Regarding the cell phone market, it’s
documents before it was approved . Xia Shiyu took care of the entire, tedious process .
Jiang Chen was extremely pleased . He didn’t study business administration, so his
understanding in the area was extremely limited . The best kind of president, in his ideal world,
was the kind who only needed to the set the direction of the company . A trustworthy CEO would
take care of the rest . If he had to consider all the fine details, he would be frustrated to death .
Xia Shiyu did exceptionally well at this point . She prepared everything in advance .
They only needed a part time accountant to complete the tax process . Jiang Chen took Xia
Shiyu’s recommendation to hire a part-time accountant . They only needed to pay 200 dollars in
salary per month . Most of the new companies did this in the early stage .
After everything was completed . It was already 5 o’clock . Jiang Chen used the opportunity to
treat Xia Shiyu again before they went their separate ways . With the stable income and debt
crisis being resolved, Xia Shiyu moved back to her original apartment . Jiang Chen, also, headed
back to his familiar apartment .
He took his luggage and returned to his apartment .
He refreshed his Weibo while lying on his bed a couple of time and teased Liu Yao for a bit
before he got back into the real business .
He had a pleasant vacation, but his return time was also approaching . Therefore, preparation
was necessary .
He looked on Taobao for food . Canned food was the primary choice because of the ease of
storage . He ordered two boxes of beef, pork, and fish . Then, for a balanced diet, he also
purchased cans of vegetables and fruits . Finally, he bought instant noodles and crackers as well .
He was not going to eat it those himself, but it would be smart to sell it .
In addition, Jiang Chen purchased a bunch of female clothing . Don’t be confused, he had no
weird fetishes . He ordered some for Sun Jiao and Yao Yao .
Within two days, a courier delivered the almost mountain high stacks of boxes to Jiang Chen’s
place . He generously took out two hundred dollar bills, and the courier happily moved the boxes
apocalyptic world, it can store plenty of food . Once they manage to move a few more fridges
from the buildings outside, the food storage ability would grow exponentially .
Ideally, it would be more convenient if he had a walk-in freezer . He should check the
restaurants in the post-apocalyptic world; they should be easy to repair .
Before he headed home, he remembered something . He walked out of the pet store with a
When he got home, everything was ready to go . Jiang Chen picked up his familiar backpack, but
then raised his eyebrows and put it down again .
Since Sun Jiao already had a clue of what’s going on, it’s probably time to tell her and Yao Yao .
When they went to the Sixth Street, he didn’t carry toast with him . He stored the toast in the
storage dimension . Sun Jiao must have noticed it, but she didn’t ask . Since she had a lot of trust
in him, it was no longer necessary to keep things a secret .
[It’s better to confess to her . It will be easier in the future, and I no longer need to be secretive
about things . ]
Jiang Chen made up his mind . He’s prepared to selectively tell parts of his secret to Sun Jiao .
With the confused hamster in his hand, he sat on his bed and took a deep breath .
Apocalypse, I am back!