Chapter 1003: Meeting Secretary Cao
After receiving the painting and the scroll written by Wang Xi, Old Mr. Mo was too excited to sit still. After giving her his comments about her performance in Russia, Old Mr. Mo headed upstairs with the three gifts.
Wen Xinya could not help but burst into laughter upon sight of how excited her grampy was. She reckoned that he must have gone to the study to wash his hands, brew some tea and enjoy the painting!
Wen Xinya gave Uncle Zhang, Mother He and Mother Jiang the gifts that she had bought for them. They were rather thrilled to receive the gifts and constantly asked her about her trip to Russia. They even commented about her weight loss and began discussing about how they should help her nourish her body.
A warm and fuzzy feeling filled Wen Xinya’s heart.
Although they did not have any blood ties with Wen Xinya, they treated her better than her kin did.
Some of those who were related to her by blood treated her coldly and horrendously, despite being her biological kin.
After lunch, Wen Xinya left the Mo Family home.
At that moment, she received a call from Secretary Cao, who asked to see her.
Wen Xinya guessed that Secretary Cao must have asked to see her because of the proposal that Wen Haowen had mentioned. Since Old Mr. Wen had allowed Secretary Cao to work for her, he would definitely tell her everything.
The two of them agreed to meet at his mother’s private restaurant. Secretary Cao was already waiting for Wen Xinya when she arrived.
Wen Xinya said apologetically, “Sorry to have made you wait, Uncle Cao.”
Secretary Cao’s Father helped Old Mr. Wen build the Wen Corporation. After his demise, Secretary Cao took over his position as Old Mr. Wen’s right-hand man. The two of them had then become Old Mr. Wen’s closest assistants and the relationship they shared was definitely special. Besides, Secretary Cao was truly capable and loyal. He was self-aware and conscientious enough too. Hence, Wen Xinya treated him with great respect.
Secretary Cao could sense the respect that she had towards him, a stark contrast from Wen Haowen’s rude behavior. “Missy, you’re really standing on ceremony with me. Did you have fun in Russia?”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “It’s rather fun in Russia.”
With a sullen expression on his face, Secretary Cao said, “I specially asked you out to talk to you about the Wen Corporation.”
Noticing the petulant expression on his face, Wen Xinya could already guess that the situation in the Wen Corporation was not as simple as she imagined.
Secretary Cao placed a document in front of Wen Xinya and said, “Five days ago, Wen Haowen held a shareholders’ meeting and he suggested that we invest in a project for the construction of a large-scale entertainment city. The proposal is seamless and almost perfect. He had also gotten the support of the shareholders. I don’t know what trick Wen Haowen pulled, but he managed to gain the support of those shareholders who were initially against his proposal within just one day.”
Wen Xinya got a great shock. She opened the envelope and retrieved the document inside before browsing through it frantically.
She quickly skimmed through the lines and got the gist of the proposal. She had no choice but to admit that it was way too perfect. “This proposal is clear and concise, but the play of words is extremely scheming. It contains some influential words as well as various investment plans and end-stage budget plans. It actually sounds very tempting.”
The perfect proposal had obviously been prepared beforehand, even before she left for Russia.
Secretary Cao nodded and said, “Ever since I got hold of this proposal, I consulted numerous renowned lawyers. After looking through the proposal, they found it to be flawless without any loopholes at all.”
That was the reason for his worry. In all the years of his expertise, he had never come across such a perfect proposal plan before. It was as if the proposal was drafted with the intention of pleasing the crowd and not for the company’s benefit. Hence, Secretary Cao had a hunch that something was amiss.
When he heard about Wen Xinya’s return yesterday, he almost rushed to see her. However, he felt that it would be inappropriate of him to be so impatient because she had just returned to the country and had yet to officially take over the Wen Corporation. Hence, he waited until today to see her.
Wen Xinya stared at Secretary Cao solemnly, thinking to herself that Secretary Cao must have found something unusual with the proposal too. “Uncle Cao, did you find out any loopholes or clues regarding this contract? Or has there been anything unusual going on in the Wen Corporation?”
After giving it some careful thought, Secretary Cao shook his head and said, “No. Having worked for Old Mr. Wen for so many years, I’m well aware of the management and business model of the Wen Corporation. I’ll be informed whenever something major happens.”
He was not bragging about his own abilities, but if he were to fail to even command such respect, he truly did not deserve to be Old Mr. Wen’s personal assistant.
Wen Xinya was clear about his abilities and she obviously did not doubt him. With a sullen expression, she said, “There are no flaws with this proposal at all and it’s clearly not done by the Wen Corporation’s planning department. However, it takes more than an ordinary person to come up with such a detailed and perfect proposal. Wen Haowen definitely has someone behind him. This is definitely not as simple as it seems.”
How did Wen Haowen think of the idea of a large-scale entertainment city?
Wen Haowen was conceited and incompetent. He wouldn’t be able to come up with such a large-scale project, let alone a perfect proposal.
It would make sense to say that he had a backer.
Secretary Cao asked in astonishment, “If you guessed correctly, who can his backer be? What is his or her motive? Does he have any designs on the Wen Corporation?”
He felt that Wen Xinya’s analysis had made a lot of sense. He understood Wen Haowen too well and knew that the latter was average and cowardly despite seeming brave on the surface. He was not capable enough to come up with such a proposal.
Shaking her head, Wen Xinya answered, “This is just a conjecture of mine. I can’t confirm it just yet.”
Wen Xinya rubbed her temples and thought to herself,
Wen Haowen’s inappropriateness gave her a headache.
Secretary Cao asked, “Missy, what do you plan to do now?”
He guessed that Wen Xinya must have already sensed that something was suspicious about the proposal. He knew that she would not leave the Wen Corporation in the lurch. However, the situation was complicated and it would be impossible for her to change things now that Wen Haowen had already gained the approval of the shareholders.
Wen Xinya frowned without answering him. She began to analyze the pros and cons of an entertainment city.