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Chapter 55

Chapter 55: Purchasing a Mansion

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“Do you want to ask me out?”

 

It was an unexpected question that silenced the room .

 

“What?!” Jiang Chen suddenly realized what she had asked and almost fell off the sofa . He stared at Xia Shiyu and was dumbfounded by the question .

 

He didn’t understand where her logic came from . How did she come up with the “I want to ask you out”?

 

“The existence of the corporation serves one purpose which is to create profit . If you already have a method in which you could generate a profit greater than one hundred million within half a year, then why would you invest the hard earned profit into a technology industry which poses the highest risk?” Xia Shiyu had paused before she explained .

 

To be honest, although she may get frustrated by his grin and unserious attitude from time to time, she never disliked Jiang Chen . Also, she felt an emotion she never experienced before interacting with him .

 

Relieved? Relaxed? It was hard to say .

 

These feelings made her confused .

 

The straightforward and unexpected question was the result of her confused emotions .

 

She suspected before that Jiang Chen created this company as an excuse to date her .

 

[When did he start to like me? When he worked at the clothing store? I seemed to have hurt him . Because of the pain I had brought him, it has forced him to transition to where he is now . ]

 

Xia Shiyu was conflicted . She hated the idea of becoming a trophy . She always wanted to use her determination to prove her ability and create her own personal worth .

 

When she was in university, a lot of rich guys chased after her and even promised her job opportunities in reputable firms, and even management positions right away . But Xia Shiyu rejected all of them . She had her own pride, a pride backed by ability . Although she was born into an ordinary family, what she possessed was anything but normal .

 

Looks are important in this day and age, but it is not everything . Most people still worked diligently .

 

However, she felt conflicted with Jiang Chen .

 

She guessed that Jiang Chen created this company just to keep her here . He didn’t have any aspirations with the company . The blueprinted he painted were just bloated statements to make her feel better .

 

[Because I owed him? No, then what is it?] Xia Shiyu couldn’t think it through .

 



Women are stubborn creatures that once they made up their mind, they would selectively ignore all other points that negate the point . For example the potential value of the mobile game, as well as investing one hundred million just for her .

 

All those counter arguments have been fully ignored .

 

“I don’t understand, one hundred million RMB . If you invest it in real estate, with the return now…”

 

“Because I want to experience what it feels like to be at the top,” Jiang Chen interrupted her .

 

Xia Shiyu was confused by the odd answer as she stared at Jiang Chen blankly .

 

“One hundred million? Hehe, it would only be decimals compared to the future market capitalization of Future Technology . I did make a lot of money, but putting it in a savings account would never bring me to the top . One million interests a year would take me years to double my investment . As to if it is for you? Hehe, I could bang girls for years with one hundred million . ” He didn’t avoid the derogatory words as he stood up and headed straight to the door, leaving Xia Shiyu shocked in place .

 

[So that's the reason? Then it should be okay…]

 

She gazed mindlessly at the door as she didn’t know how he had the confidence to say those things, and couldn’t believe that she bought into it .

 

[Not because of me?]

 

She didn’t know why a hint of disappointment crept into her heart .

 

He closed the door and forced a smile at the door behind him .

 

[Was I too harsh?

 

But that girl, how great did she feel about herself to have made a conclusion like that?]

 

He shook his head as he took a deep breath and walked downstairs .

 

However, he didn’t even realize that, for a split moment, his heartbeat hastened .

 

The next morning, Jiang Chen took Ayesha to try some steamy buns . He watched as the girl devoured the food and he felt his heart ache at the scene . The image reminded him of Sun Jiao . How is she doing? Yao Yao? Is her body getting better?

 

He remembered the times in the apocalypse as a smile appeared on his face .

 

Ayesha peaked at the smile as she felt a stream of warmness flowing inside her .

 



 

Maybe it’s time to revisit them . Jiang Chen in deep thought did not notice the girl’s vision as he gazed at the steam rising from the congee .

 

After breakfast, Ayesha went to her Chinese lesson . Jiang Chen, instead, took a taxi to Xia Shiyu’s place and picked her up to go to the bureau for the equity infusion process .

 

Jiang Chen initially felt nervous as he was afraid it would be awkward because yesterday he only left a brief explanation before running away . Now that he thought about, he did escape the conversation .

 

But he clearly overthought it as Xia Shiyu acted as if nothing had happened . When she saw that he didn’t react to anything, she got into the taxi and sat beside him .

 

“How was your sleep last night?” Jiang Chen didn’t know how to start the conversation, so he asked nonchalantly .

 

Xia Shiyu rolled her eyes and didn’t respond . She just took out a piece of document and stuffed it into Jiang Chen’s lap .

 

“There is a career fair next Wednesday at Wanghai University . I have managed to secure a spot there, and I hope you can come with me as the company’s president . ”

 

“No problem, do you have time this afternoon . ” Jiang Chen accepted without hesitation as he then asked another question right away .

 

“Yes, what’s happening?”

 

“Go house hunting with me . ” Jiang Chen shrugged as he asked with his thick skin .

 

“Is this considered business or personal?” Xia Shiyu let out a sigh .

 

“Umm, you promised me . It should be considered personal . ”

 

Xia Shiyu looked at the side of Jiang Chen’s face as she subconsciously bit her lips .

 

She was about to reject him, but the words never came out . Why is this happening? She still didn’t fully understand .

 

The night before, Jiang Chen followed Robert’s instruction to wire one hundred million USD from his Swiss bank account to his account here . Of course, the money was already converted based on current exchange rate along with some fees into RMB .

It was an interesting method with a low price . Robert promised that there won’t be any legal problems .

 

He looked at the trail of zeros in his bank account on his phone as he laughed hysterically at the screen for a while before he finally closed his phone . As to Xia Shiyu’s curious gaze, he didn’t bother to explain it and simply closed his eyes .

 

[Should I drive a Lamborghini? Or a Bentley? This is such a difficult decision . ]

 

Xia Shiyu was indeed an organized person as she seemed to be a perfect fit to do the assistant job . No, the CEO job . Jiang Chen can “do” the assistant role .



Xia Shiyu was indeed an organized person as she seemed to be a perfect fit to do the assistant job . No, the CEO job . Jiang Chen can “do” the assistant role .

 

Xia Shiyu already prepared the necessary documents and familiarized herself with the legal process . Jiang Chen had scanned the document before he signed . Future Technology’s equity had a trail of zeros added to it .

 

Jiang Chen noticed that when he wrote one hundred million into the document, the eyes of the customer service representative across the counter were flashing stares at him .

 

Money is the root of evil . This is too funny .

 

Before he would have despised it, but now he only wanted to laugh .

 

“One hundred million of liquid asset . This is unbelievable . ” With trembling hands, Xia Shiyu looked at the documents . She was still shocked by the series of events .

 

Although she was a store manager that had exposure to the world before, she was still too young .

 

“This is only the initial plan, I plan to make this mobile game into a world-class masterpiece . With this plan, it wouldn't be difficult to recover the initial investment . ” Jiang Chen opened the door for Xia Shiyu like a gentleman .

 

“So you do know something . ” Xia Shiyu glanced at Jiang Chen with surprise in her eyes . She thought that Jiang Chen wanted to let her handle this pile of mess .

 

For a mobile game, it would damage its long term profitability if the company chased after short-term returns and cash generation . The better strategy would always be to not focus on short term losses .

 

“You have to understand the difference between the emperor and the general . You are in charge of fighting the war, but I, only need to tell you where to fight . ” Jiang Chen cockily extended his finger and pointed around which made Xia Shiyu roll her eyes .

 

“I do feel like I am doing a servant’s work . ”

 

“Haha, that’s your illusion . But to be fair, your mood seems to be a lot brighter . You can even make a joke or two now,” Jiang Chen looked at Xia Shiyu with surprise as he mocked her .

 

“Where are we going now? Mr . President . ” Xia Shiyu casually avoided the topic .

 

“Wanhua Real Estate, the one in the city center,” Jiang Chen told the taxi driver, who clearly judged the two of them in the back .

 

If he wanted to buy a mansion, then he obviously would go to the company’s best location . It would be too low class to keep living in the hotel .

 

“…”Xia Shiyu didn’t say anything as she quietly followed his instructions .

 

Wanhua Real Estate, the industry leader in Wanghai city with a market capitalization of 1 . 327 trillion and part of the Fortune 500 companies . The reason why he chose to purchase the mansion here was that he had no understanding of the real estate market . Since he heard the company’s name a couple of times in the news before, he decided to buy it there .

 

When he got off the taxi, a magnificent building stood tall in front him . The marble floor was covered with clean red carpets . The unique carvings decorated the sides of the stairs . The combination of modernism and classicalness perfectly meshed together to display the high-end elegance of the building . The vibe of the design made people stop and envy the greatness of the building . The occasional passer would subconsciously avoid the vivid red carpet .

 

When he got off the taxi, a magnificent building stood tall in front him . The marble floor was covered with clean red carpets . The unique carvings decorated the sides of the stairs . The combination of modernism and classicalness perfectly meshed together to display the high-end elegance of the building . The vibe of the design made people stop and envy the greatness of the building . The occasional passer would subconsciously avoid the vivid red carpet .

 

It was like a palace that stood heavenly above the ground .

 

The design of the building was to emphasize the purchaser’s class and force the peasants to stay away .

 

To put it simply, they didn’t want people who could not afford the place to enter the building .

 

The moment Jiang Chen stood on the carpet, he was even scared to take a step further . But then he remembered that he was a billionaire now, so how could he not have the confidence . So he took giant strides towards the door .

 

Wanhua Real Estate didn’t know that just in the few seconds, he almost missed a deal that could earn millions because of that stupid design .

 

This was an age that belonged to the new millionaires .

 

Xia Shiyu, instead, presumed a blank look as she followed Jiang Chen naturally . Not because she was used to the high-class life, just that she wasn’t the one purchasing the house .

 

“Welcome, Miss and Mister . ” The two greeters in the front bowed to Jiang Chen and Xia Shiyu in synchrony . They wore clean and elegant Qipaos with their hair tied in a ponytail, along with their flawless skin and delicate face . Even the greeters were gorgeous girls which further emphasized the luxury of this real estate company .

 

The greeter looked strangely at Jiang Chen as this was the first time she saw someone take a Taxi to purchase real estate .

 

Although she was curious, she still must follow the rules of the company and be courteous . The company rules stated clearly that no judgment should be made based on impressions . Violators will be fired even if it was a manager that broke the rule . This was to avoid accidentally disrespecting wealthy people dressed in regular clothes .

 

There were plenty of people that liked to act low profile .

 

High salary equals high expectation, which is the culture of Wanhua Real Estate .

 

She was a greeter and therefore didn’t need to bother with these things . Even if Jiang Chen was here to look for trouble, that’s security’s concern .

 

Jiang Chen didn’t bother with what they thought as he walked into the grand hall in full, confident strides . Xia Shiyu behind him only glanced at the greeter with her head lowered before she left .

 

Marble pillars with stone floors, the giant crystal chandelier drew the attention of every visitor like a bright diamond . The elegant design of the grand hall filled Jiang Chen with expectations for the mansion he was going to purchase . If they would design the headquarter with such radiance, then the house they sell must be comparable .

 

The building itself was a great advertisement .

 

But when he saw the receptionist, he stood shocked in place .


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