Chapter 817: The Scheming Jiang Shaofeng
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At this moment, the product launch was already nearing its climax. The products were being put onto the shelves in all major stores.
Everyone was looking forward to seeing it.
As the CEO of the Wen Corporation, who was in charge of the product launch, Wen Haowen looked extremely suave and enthusiastic.
Although… he was extremely displeased with the fact that Old Mr. Wen had suddenly announced his decision to establish a charity fund in Wen Xinya’s name, he still did his best to bear with it and suppress his anger. He was well aware of his current predicament, and the trauma of his scandal still haunted him. The most important thing for him to do now was to salvage his reputation.
He had plenty of time to deal with Wen Xinya in the future.
Wen Haowen was in the midst of a joyous conversation with an old friend when Jiang Shaofeng walked towards him with a glass of wine in hand.
Wen Haowen thought about the time when Jiang Shaofeng stabbed him in the back and colluded with the Xiao Corporation to plot against him and acquire Ai Shang Group. He had even thrown Wen Haowen out of the Jiang Corporation office tower, making him embarrass himself. Hence, he could not be bothered to treat Jiang Shaofeng politely.
Jiang Shaofeng put on a pretentious smile and quipped. “CEO Wen, you look really suave and domineering today. It truly is your prime.”
When Wen Haowen’s scandal was revealed previously, Jiang Shaofeng secretly gloated over his misfortune and mocked him for being a fool. However, he did not expect Wen Haowen to be able to pick up in his tracks again within such a short period of time.
Wen Haowen said coldly, “How could I compare to you, CEO Jiang? I don’t remember inviting you to our product launch. Why have you invited yourself?”
He did not expect that Jiang Shaofeng would actually attend the product launch. If it weren’t because of the fact that he did not want to embarrass himself, he would have thrown Jiang Shaofeng out of the venue in order to take revenge.
“CEO Wen, what are you saying?” Jiang Shaofeng asked with a stiff face. He initially wanted to apologize to Wen Haowen and patch things up with him, though he knew it was impossible. He only greeted Wen Haowen so as to show that he was amicable and put on a front.
However, he did not expect that Old Mr. Wen and Wen Haowen would be so harsh to him.
Wen Haowen sneered. “All of the guests here are esteemed and prestigious members of the upper-class society. You people have already become a second class family. You ought to reflect on yourselves and ask if you’re fit to attend the launch.”
Throughout all these years, he had plotted against the Jiang Family and attacked them with some dirty tricks.
Jiang Shaofeng could no longer keep up with the pretense. His smile vanished and his face grew sullen. “CEO Wen, why would you say that? Everyone is a guest. That’s not how you should be treating your guests.”
Jiang Shaofeng would rather bear with Old Mr. Wen’s sarcasm than confront him. However, he could not tolerate the petty and scheming Wen Haowen at all.
Wen Haowen smirked and sneered. “All you do is put yourself on a pedestal. Everyone is a guest? Are we supposed to treat beggars like guests too, if they were to show up here? You actually treated yourself like a guest when the host himself didn’t. I’ve never seen such a thick-skinned person before.”
Jiang Shaofeng had never known that Wen Haowen had such a sharp tongue, so much that he was at a loss for words. He sneered with a sullen expression. “CEO Wen, I’ve finally witnessed how the Wen Family treats its guests. What an eyeopener.”
He was actually mocking himself because the Wen Family did not even regard him as their guest.
Staring at him in disdain, Wen Haowen said, “Well, how I treat guests depends on who the guests are. As for you, Jiang Shaofeng… everyone in the circle knows that you were the one who backstabbed the Wen Family and turned to collude with the Xiao Family. Now that you can no longer depend on the Xiao Family, you’ve come back to suck up to us. Do you take us for fools? Do you believe that I’ll throw you out of this place in front of everyone? No one will dare to berate me or make any comments.”
Jiang Shaofeng turned as pale as a sheet and said, “You…”
Wen Haowen interrupted. “But… we’re still very much reasonable compared to the Jiang family. We won’t resort to petty tricks like rubbing salt into others’ wounds.”
He was indirectly mentioning about the time when Jiang Shaofeng threw him out of the Jiang Corporation office tower and insinuating that the Jiang family was scheming.
Jiang Shaofeng grimaced and guffawed. “CEO Wen, I know you’re enjoying glory now, but nothing lasts forever and nothing is certain. Perhaps, you’ll just suffer your downfall the next moment. What’s the point of being such a bully?”
He was just trying to provoke Wen Haowen. He had a sinister look on his face.
Wen Haowen said smilingly, “Well said. That’s exactly what life is about! Aren’t you suffering your downfall now?”
Back then, the Jiang family was revered as one of the four richest families. Yet… they had now become a second class family. Perhaps, they might lose their position very soon.
A sullen expression formed on Jiang Shaofeng’s face and he sneered. “In that case, I shall wait and see if you can forever be so smug and arrogant, CEO Wen.”
Wen Haowen said, “Well said, well said!”
Jiang Shaofeng was beyond exasperated.
“CEO!” Secretary He exclaimed while scurrying towards Wen Haowen.
Wen Haowen immediately knew that something had gone wrong. He turned around and left without even glancing at Jiang Shaofeng.
Jiang Shaofeng’s eyes lit up and thought to himself,
Wen Haowen walked towards a corner and asked softly, “What happened?”
The product launch was about to reach the climax soon and they could not afford to make any blunders now. Besides, his position in the Wen Corporation would be affected if the product launch was not held perfectly. His reputation would be ruined as well.
Secretary He whispered into Wen Haowen’s ear.
Wen Haowen tried to keep his volume down, despite feeling exasperated. “What are the security guards doing? How dare they let just anyone in? Didn’t they think of the consequences?”
Secretary He answered, “I’ve already questioned the security guards and they said that she has presented an invitation. We couldn’t prevent it at all.”
It was a by-invite-only event.
Wen Haowen wished he could smash the glass of alcohol in his hand against the wall. He had put in a ton of effort into the product launch and yet, something like that actually happened…
If the product launch were to be sabotaged, he would definitely be made to resign.
Wen Haowen could not be bothered to attend to the guests at all. He turned around and left the event hall, storming off in a frenzy while Secretary He followed closely behind him.