Chapter 215: All Set and Waiting for the Opportunity
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Wen Xinya called Qiu Yifan, briefly told him her idea, and they agreed to meet at Lanxin Investment Corporation. After hanging up, Wen Xinya texted Yan Shaoqing and told him to come along.
The chauffeur, Tao, picked her up at 5 P.M. in the afternoon. Wen Xinya told Tao to send her to the Pearl Mall, intending to head straight to Lanxin Investment Corporation.
However, she bumped into Li Mengjie at the entrance of Pearl Mall. She was wearing a light purple dress, looking less like a professional lady and more casual.
“Miss Wen, what a coincidence to actually bump into you here.” Seeing Wen Xinya, Li Mengjie came up to greet her.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Manager Li, you love to joke. Since you’re working here, it seems quite normal that we meet each other here!”
Li Mengjie’s smile faded. “Today’s my last day of work. In the future, I won’t be working here.”
Wen Xinya was shocked but didn’t invade her privacy, only smiling mildly. “In this case, it’s indeed a coincidence! Miss Li, what do you intend to do in the future? Will you continue in the luxury brand sales management line?”
Li Mengjie had always felt that Wen Xinya was an apathetic person. Also, although she and Wen Xinya knew each other, they were not on close terms. Thus, she did not expect her to be concerned about her in this way. “Intending to rest, for the time being. We’ll see what the future brings!”
Wen Xinya’s smile deepened. “Miss Li, do you have time for a cup of coffee with me?”
She was preparing to open a high-end Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare products store. Although she had great plans, she was not at all familiar in this area, and Li Mengjie had always been in the luxury brand sales line. Having been in this line for so many years, she naturally had experience. At this moment, she felt like she was dozing off and suddenly met with a pillow.
Li Mengjie was stunned. She examined Wen Xinya closely—she had a deep, meaningful smile which felt oddly sincere. She suddenly realized that she couldn’t read this fifteen-year-old young girl. “Since Miss Wen has invited so enthusiastically, I’ll oblige.”
The two of them went to a cafe nearby. Since Wen Xinya was the host, she asked Li Mengjie politely, “What will Miss Li like to have?”
Li Mengjie smiled and said, “I’ll have a cup of black coffee!”
Feeling surprised, Wen Xinya ordered a cup of black coffee and a cup of milk tea—caffeine was considered a sensitive thing for her, and she did not wish to touch it again in this lifetime.
Seeing the look of surprise on her, Li Mengjie said with a smile, “Black coffee is similar to tea, only those who know it understands its beauty. Black coffee incorporates the five characteristic flavors of coffee—aroma, sweetness, purity, sourness, and bitterness. It’s original and rugged, intense and addictive, its teasing distance makes its black appearance even more mysterious.”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “I never drink coffee!”
Li Mengjie sighed and said, “It’s a good habit!”
Very soon, the coffee and milk were served. Li Mengjie held the coffee in her hands and savored it carefully. Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Miss Li must be curious about my sudden invitation!”
Li Mengjie nodded. “Indeed. Because Miss Wen doesn’t look like such a friendly person.”
Wen Xinya set her milk tea down and said seriously, “I’ll be upfront about it—actually, I’m planning to open a high-end Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare store, and wish to engage you as its manager. Not sure of your thoughts about it?”
Li Mengjie was stunned and felt quite astonished—did kids these days mature so early, wanting to open a store and dabble in business at such a young age? “Miss Wen must be kidding. Your Wen Family is already a leader in this field, and you actually still want to open such a store.”
Wen Xinya looked at her and said, “I’m serious—totally not joking. I’ve also already given it thorough thoughts. The said store will be under my name, completely unrelated to the Wen Corporation. And I also wish to keep it from the Wen Corporation.”
Seeing the seriousness in this young girl’s eyes, Li Mengjie’s attitude became more formal. “Miss Wen, I don’t wish to be a wet blanket. It’s easy for you to open a store, but you’re talking about Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare, making it seem rather far-fetched.”
Wen Xinya listened intently without saying a word.
Li Mengjie continued, “I think you should roughly know that Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare has a rather complete system in the ancient Country Z, with its effects recognized by many renowned beauty care experts in the Traditional Chinese Medicine arena—it’s absolutely a hugely lucrative area that many wishes to set foot in. Every year, many people and enterprises in Country Z invest alarming amounts of capital into researching Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare, yet its progress is still not mature.”
Wen Xinya nodded.
Li Mengjie said, “A few years ago, a listed company, FP Skincare, marketing itself as Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare, had attracted lots of attention when it launched in the market. However, within a year, this brand ended up as a third-class skincare brand, of which one can buy a whole set with a hundred odd yuan.”
Wen Xinya said, “What if I say that I have a very professional Traditional Chinese Medicine physician researching on Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare with rather mature research formulas, of which I’ve experienced their effects personally, and can absolutely be crowned as the one and only most perfect skincare products in the market—will Miss Li consider helping me?”
Li Mengjie widened her eyes in disbelief. “How’s it possible!”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “You’ve probably heard of the renowned personality in the Traditional Chinese Medicine realm, Du Shinan. His granddaughter, Du Ruo, has rather mature research outcomes in Traditional Chinese Medicine skincare. All the formulas have passed Master Du’s stringent criteria, and definitely won’t lead to any issues.”
Only at this moment did Li Mengjie really believe that this young girl had really given it thorough thoughts when she talked about opening a store. “So Miss Wen has already prepared so thoroughly.”
She definitely didn’t need to suspect that Wen Xinya was lying, because it was a known fact in the circle that Old Mr. Mo and Du Shinan had been close for many years. Furthermore, even if a company was really set up, she would be but a manager at most—the risks and responsibilities did not fall on her.
She had indeed underestimated Wen Xinya by treating her like a fifteen-year-old young girl. Actually, thinking back, she realized that during the discussion just now, this young girl had always presented a steady, confident, and logical side in front of her.
At this instance, she almost felt like she was facing a grown adult, yet totally without feelings of strangeness, as if her maturity was expected.
Wen Xinya looked at her sincerely. “I have both the formulas and capital—currently, I’m all set, just waiting for the opportunity. I’m not as well-honed in this area as Miss Li, and so wish for your investment to help me with the management of the storefront.”
“Investment?” Li Mengjie was stunned. She did not expect this girl to possess such boldness to actually be willing to split the company’s shares.
“Yes, I’m willing to give up 10% of the company’s shares for your investment instead of asking you to work for me.” When it came to people with real capabilities, 10% of the company’s shares could retain the talent in the long run—it was the best model when considering long-term interests.
Li Mengjie was convinced. She took in a deep breath and said, “I don’t have a reason to disagree! To grassroots like us, to possess 10% shares of a company is already the biggest temptation!”
Because from then on, she would shake off the identity of a worker and truly work for her own interests!