Chapter 210 Fought to the End
Cao Da’s family was too complicated. The first wife and the second wife, the elder daughter and the little daughter. Qin Sheng was already confused. He thought that there was an elder son and a little son. Then, he remembered that Cao Da had only one son, Cao Zhang. After seeing him once that morning, Qin Sheng and Cao Zhang had not come across each other again. However, he had not expected to meet him here today.
“Cao Zhang has a band at school, and he occasionally comes to perform on weekends, so we are very close. Those are his band members and friends.” Yu Yixiao explained as he touched his beard.
Qin Sheng said casually, “We speak the same language. Music is the best way to communicate, so I like it very much.”
“Ha ha ha… If you are interested, you can get on the stage and give it a try. We have some instruments here. The equipment and lighting is the best in Hangzhou, although our business is bad,” Yu Yixiao said. In the end, he used a little self-mockery. Anyway, he never cared about what others said.
Qin Sheng did not respond. Instead, he turned and asked, “Is Cao Zhang performing tonight?”
“Yes, he is here two or three times a month. Cao Zhang is the lead singer. This boy has a nice voice and good looks. He could become a singer. However, I believe that Mr. Cao would not agree. He has such a big family business, and he wants his son to take over. Do you think so?” Yu Yixiao said as he sipped. Meanwhile, Cao Zhang and the others walked over to them, waved and said hello.
Qin Sheng also looked at Cao Zhang. The young man was really handsome. He had a high nose and big eyes, as he had his family’s good genes. His hairstyle was also really fashionable. Two sides of his head were actually shaved. He was dressed up neatly in a white short-sleeved shirt and gray khaki shorts. Only a watch was on his wrist, which was a birthday gift given to him by his father, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
Cao Zhang’s band members and friends greeted Yu Yixiao. They all called Yu Yixiao Brother Beard. After all, this predecessor was a little famous in the Hangzhou music circle. Even the Good Voices TV of the past asked him to recommend some singers. However, Cao Zhang was not willing to chase fame. He only wanted to have an ordinary life that included wine, music, meat and beauty.
Cao Zhang and Yu Yixiao greeted each other. However, his eyes stayed on Qin Sheng as he frowned. “Why are you here?”
“Why can’t I be here? This is the industry of Yuanda, so I can stay here.” Qin Sheng heard the contradiction in Cao Zhang’s tone. He looked like a dude. He really didn’t know whether he could stay on the road that uncle Cao had built for him.
Cao Zhang sneered and said, “You are just one of my dad’s employees. Who do you think you are? Believe it or not, I can kick you out of our company tomorrow!”
“I really don’t believe that.” Qin Sheng refuted directly. “What the hell? Who did I offend? Did I eat your food or owe you anything? You offended me by speaking like this.”
Cao Chang glared at Qin Sheng angrily. He really didn’t dare to tell his father such a thing. So far, his father had rarely let him intervene with the affairs of the companies. Even during the holiday internship, he would make him go to other companies.
Yu Yixiao had not expected that Cao Zhang would react like this when he saw Qin Sheng. Thus, he quickly laughed and said, “Cao Zhang, what’s wrong with you? I was just talking with Assistant Qin. Go backstage and try the instrument.”
“I remember you.” Cao Zhang sneered and left with his friends.
After arranging his friends on the larger card seat at the back side and ordering drinks, Cao Zhang’s friend asked, “Cao Zhang, what’s the matter? Who is this guy? He is so arrogant.”
“A new assistant working at my dad’s company.” Cao Zhang did not take Qin Sheng seriously.
A beautiful woman next to him smiled and said, “He dares to antagonize you, prince? This guy must be a little illiterate. One day, you will take over your dad’s business and kick him out.”
“I don’t care about him. I can kick him out whenever I want. It would be a piece of cake,” Cao Zhang said coldly.
A friend came up with a plan and said, “Do you want me to find somebody to give him a lesson and show him his place?”
Cao Zhang really didn’t dare to do this. Otherwise, he would be challenging His Majesty his father. Thus, he quickly said, “It’s none of your business. Don’t worry about it. Practice and get familiar with the song tonight. Perform well. Don’t make a single mistake.”
They were all members of rich second generations. Going to school was just avocation. Playing music, drinking, being with beautiful girls was their main occupation…
After Cao Zhang and the others left, Qin Sheng continued to drink his Mojito. He smiled and stared at the first band on the stage. It was a local small band from Hangzhou. Some of their songs were written by others, and some were their original work.
Yu Yixiao said, “This child is good in every aspect. The only drawback is his bad temper. Don’t take it seriously.”
“Rich children always have a bad temper. After all, they have not suffered much, nor have they been bullied before. I can understand,” Qin Sheng said casually.
After this little incident, Yu Yixiao and Qin Sheng had become familiar with each other. Thus, he became serious. “Assistant Qin, I am afraid that you did not come to Guangyin just to sit here.”
“I am Mr. Cao’s special assistant. The company’s performance is declining and Mr. Cao is angry. Of course, I have to discover what the problem is. I have to see whether some people live off of us while helping others secretly,” Qin Sheng said truthfully. Although he had met many people in the company, Qin Sheng thought Yu Yixiao was the simplest man he had met.
Sure enough, after listening to this, Yu Yixiao said bluntly, “I can’t promise too much. However, I can guarantee that there is nothing wrong with Guangyin, which I am responsible for. Mr. Cao gave me this business and let me run Guangyin, but it is still losing money. If I feather my nest, my personality must be the problem. My life is very simple. I’m alone with my music and wine. Everything else is an external factor. If you don’t believe me, I can give you all the accounts of Guangyin now.”
“This is none of my business. I don’t have the right to say whether I believe it or not. I have to state facts, so I will definitely check the accounts of Guangyin at some point,” Qin Sheng said earnestly.
Yu Yixiao said with a smile, “You are always welcome to.”
“At least, after this conversation, I believe in you. Don’t let me down.” Qin Sheng stared at Yu Yixiao as he whispered.
Yu Yixiao said confidently, “Of course, this is the bottom line and principle of every human being.”
After they exchanged a few words, another acquaintance walked into Guangyin LIVE. This acquaintance was Chang Baji, who had been traveling in Hangzhou during the past few days. Qin Sheng had been seeking help from Chang Baji, so he had asked him to meet him here.
Yu Yixiao left politely. Then, he approached Cao Zhang, who asked him directly, “Brother Beard, what is he doing? Did he ask you to do something?”
Yu Yixiao patted Cao Zhang’s shoulder and said, “Cao Zhang, don’t be so impulsive. Assistant Qin is working for your dad, so he is also working for you. You are too young. There are a lot of problems in the company now. What you may not know is that your father got angry during the company’s executive meeting a few days ago. This company may need to be reformed. Qin Sheng is your father’s sword.”
“I see.” Cao Zhang immediately understood. Perhaps he had been resisting his father. Thus, when he had seen his father’s assistant, he had subconsciously resisted.
Yu Yixiao said, “If you have time after a while, you can have a glass of wine and chat with him. Just make a friend. It would be beneficial for you when you enter the company in the future.”
Yu Yixiao rarely talked about the company’s business. However, he knew that Cao Zhang was about to become a senior and he would join the company at the end of the year. He could grow quickly at the time if he had an ally like Qin Sheng.
After saying this, Yu Yixiao left. He didn’t know whether Cao Zhang would set aside his pride. This was Cao Zhang’s business.
When Chang Baji came in to find Qin Sheng, he laughed, sat down, and said, “New environment, new work. How about it?”
Qin Sheng ordered a glass of Mojito for Chang Baji. “The new environment is okay, but the new job is not going well. That’s why I need your help.”
“Say, what can I help you with? Hangzhou is no better than Shanghai. If you need someone, I can find you a helper,” Chang Baji told Qin Sheng.
Qin Sheng listened to his words. He was stunned for a moment before he smiled happily. That meant that they were not alone in Hangzhou. They had strong allies.
Qin Sheng took a photo out of his pocket, handed it to Chang Baji, said. “This is the financial manager of Poly International Entertainment Club. I want to get the detailed account book of Poly International for the past two years. It would be better if we had more unexpected results. The home address, license plate, and phone numbers are all on the back. I don’t have the time to do this, so I could only ask you for help.”
Qin Sheng gave a particularly difficult task to Chang Baji. However, Chang Baji never evaded work. Like Qin Sheng, difficulty could not stop his determination. He would face each difficulty and never retreat.
“Any way, I have nothing to do in Hangzhou. I have been resting for half a year. It is good to have something to do. It’s great. Wait for my message,” Chang Baji said confidently. He had not been asked to do something illegal. He had thousands of ways of dealing with an ordinary person.
Qin Sheng was very happy as he said, “Okay, let’s do nothing tonight. Let’s listen to the music and chat.”
About half an hour later, Cao Zhang and his band members began to perform. The first song was a song of the mirror band “Only Music is my Antidote”. The atmosphere was immediately ignited by this song. Quite a few fans of Cao Zhang screamed and shouted.
Qin Sheng couldn’t help but think of high school. He, Hao Lei, Meng and a few others had also formed a band. The lead singers had been him and Su Qin. When they had graduated from high school, they had had the most wonderful time of their three-year high school experience and ended it with a song called The Glorious Years.
What about now? Everyone had gotten separated. Those days, the people who were still with him, Hao Lei and Mengzhe, could not be counted as one. Everything was different.
“It is so good to be young,” Qin Sheng said before he finished the Mojito. Unfortunately, it was not wine.
The reason Qin Sheng didn’t drink that night was because he didn’t want Lin Su to get angry. He had been drinking several nights for work. If he got back with the smell of alcohol on him tonight, Lin Su might not let him sleep with her.
Cao Zhang’s original music was better. They played pure domestic rock and roll, fresh foreign rock and roll, and some folk songs. The kid’s voice was so good that it could be better than his.
When their performance ended, Qin Sheng and Chang Baji both applauded from the bottom of their hearts.
As Qin Sheng was about to leave, Cao Zhang, who had just stepped down from the stage, came over with a glass of wine and said emotionlessly, “This is wine. I apologize for what I said.”
“I’m not drinking today. One day, when you are free, I will test your drinking capacity if you want to.” Qin Sheng picked up the Mojito with a chuckle.
Cao Zhang said directly, “I’ll fight to the end.”
After sitting for a while, Qin Sheng and Chang Baji were ready to leave. They went out with their forefeet. Meanwhile, Cao Zhang and his friends came out. They had to change venue and go to the Queen for a while.
Qin Sheng and Chang Baji had just reached the parking lot when they suddenly saw five or six fierce men come out. Qin Sheng and Chang Baji’s expression changed slightly. They really looked down upon them.
Qin Sheng, who was doing warm-up exercises, said, “I haven’t practiced in a long time.”