Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 900 - He’s Back!
Chapter 900: He’s Back!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
What? She’ll be there too?
Xu Que frowned and grumbled, “What is she doing at our high school reunion?”
Xu Que has guessed that she was uninvolved in the car accident that caused his death in his past life. It was just that her sudden declaration of their breakup had led him to hurry back to school, which was when he got into a car accident.
Xu Que did not blame her for anything, other than the fact that she cut him off so mercilessly without giving him a chance to ask why. Her decision was too cold-blooded.
However, as the years passed, Xu Que had already moved on; the reason for the breakup was no longer essential to him.
Right now, to him, the most vital thing was to arrange for Jiang Hongyan’s touchdown on Earth, and then investigate his death. After which, he shall find Xu Feifei. The rest is none of his concern…nah, except for acting tough all the time! That’s very important!
“Hmm? Don’t you know? That pretty ex-girlfriend of yours…right, her name is Lin Yuxi. She works for Liu Xiaoli’s family business – The Liu Group. She was dispatched to an overseas branch and made a name for herself. She is now back to take over as CEO of Liu Group’s Hua Nan Area!”
Huang Cheng nodded in admiration. “No kidding, but this woman is a force to be reckoned with. She is well respected in her field and headhunted by many other huge corporations.”
“I see!” Xu Que nodded slightly. He now understood why she would be attending. On the surface, the class reunion Huang Cheng mentioned might seem like a typical reunion. However, it was just a cover for a socializing and networking event for the elites. After all, many of their classmates belonged to the upper classes. Now they have more or less become accomplished in their careers and succeeded in their family businesses. Naturally, they would look at expanding their networks and influence through such gatherings.
That explains why Lin Yuxi, an “outsider”, is able to attend this event. It is not a stretch to assume that the rest of the elites will have also brought prominent figures from their businesses to expand their networking circles.
“Sigh, Xu Que. In this case, skipping this gathering might be a better idea!” Lao Cai shook his head from the driver’s seat.
Xu Que grinned. “Why? Are you worried that I’ll be overshadowed? Well, it doesn’t matter. In my eyes, even the world’s richest man is nothing more than a tiny ant!”
“Crap! I haven’t seen you for a few years, but your words are becoming more and more delusional.” Huang Cheng shot back in jest.
Lao Cai laughed and shook his head. “If you told them your true identity, you would surely be on a par. There might be many who would die to befriend you! I’m afraid you’re still unaware of how great an impact your film last year had. While the story was terrible all around, worldwide movie industries’ big shots are all salivating for your special effects and actors! The current film market is humongous, and merchants and people in business would love to share that piece of cake. Therefore, they will certainly butter you up upon knowing your true identity!”
“Oh?” Xu Que smiled but paid it little mind.
Xu Que didn”t think that those people would give him much respect based on his so-called special effects and actors. At most, they would strive to network with him for the sake of their personal interests. However, that was not what Xu Que wanted. In his current stage, he couldn’t be bothered about others’ favorable opinions of him.
As he said, the world’s richest man was no different from a tiny ant in his eyes.
“Businessmen love to chase after profits, and for that, they will most certainly network with you. However, the same cannot be said for Liu Xiaoli. I’m afraid she will continue to mock you, especially so with Lin Yuxi by her side!” Huang Cheng took the thoughts out of Lao Cai’s mind and translated them into words.
No matter how others try to get into Xu Que’s good books, Liu Xiaoli will mock Xu Que with the story that Lin Yuxi dumped him before. Therefore, the two had some reservations on whether Xu Que should attend the gathering.
“There’s no need to overthink it. Since I’ve already decided to attend, then attend I will.” Xu Que grinned cheekily. “Why don’t we make a bet? Do you believe that I can make Liu Xiaoli scream and Lin Yuxi act stunned when they see me?”
“Scream? Stunned? Why?” The pair was astonished.
Xu Que smiled and he flicked his fringe confidently, “Because I’ve gotten more handsome, of course!”
“Crap!” Lao Cai and Huang Cheng cursed together.
The three of them soon arrived at the Dalaideng Restaurant after much nutritionless and boastful banter. They have arrived in the only six-star hotel in Linshen Province. The walls were elaborately decorated with gold and luxurious furnishings.
Lao Cai and Huang Cheng seemed very familiar with the area. Once out of the lift, they led Xu Que further into the hotel without the assistance of hotel staff.
Lao Cai was here to attend a middle school gathering with just a close circle of friends. Thus they had only booked a small room.
Huang Cheng’s case was different. As many elites would be attending this event, the entire ballroom was booked for the occasion!
“Xu Que, what do you say? Would you like to join us, your old bros, for a few drinks as we catch up” Lao Cai asked as they approached the ballroom.
“Since I am here, I have no reasons to say no”
Xu Que nodded as he turned to Huang Cheng. “Huang Cheng, go ahead first; I’ll catch you later after a few drinks with my middle school classmate”
“All right! It’s fine if you stay there, you know what I mean, ha, ha!” Huang Cheng laughed as he gave Xu Que a pat on the shoulder. Then, he strode toward the ballroom.
Xu Que took a look from afar. The ballroom was already quite full; one by one, well-dressed ladies and gentlemen entered the venue, but there were no familiar faces.
“Come on, let’s go and meet our guys from middle school!” Xu Que beamed as he went toward the small room by the corridor. The moment he turned to leave, the silhouette of a lady turned to face toward where he had just stood. She was a beautiful young woman; dressed in a black backless dress, her beauty and elegance were made more prominent as her long, dark hair was up in a beautiful bun. Her attractiveness was evident by the number of young and accomplished gentlemen surrounding her!
At this time, Huang Cheng had already entered the ballroom. Before he could scan the room for people he knew, a few of his old classmates came up to him.
“Huang Cheng, here you are! You’ve missed the gathering for the past two years! You have to down at least three shots to make up for it!”
“Two years? He hasn’t attended the reunion in at least four years!”
“Enough said, you have to drink till you drop tonight!”
Several young men surrounded Huang Cheng as the waitress hurriedly brought more alcohol over.
“I will say that I fell into your guy’s ambush! Geez, I just stepped in!”Huang Cheng smiled faintly as he took the cup and downed a shot. He was not just networking. It was also to honor his friendship with his ex-classmates!
“Well, Huang Cheng, you seem to be doing pretty well over the past few years! I heard you acquired a few more pieces of land. Quite the windfall, huh.” A female voice spoke out.
Huang Cheng lifted his head, only to see a short-haired lady approaching him with a wine glass.
Huang Cheng smiled bitterly the moment he saw her. Speaking of the devil while they were in the car, never did he expect to bump into her so soon. However, Huang Cheng was stunned the next minute. Beside Liu Xiaoli was a beautiful lady in a black gown.
With her looks and air of gracefulness, it could be said that she stole the limelight from tonight’s gathering.
With Huang Cheng’s cleverness, he has already guessed who this woman might be.
“Classmate Liu, please don’t tease me. How can those meager pieces of lands be compared to the earnings from your corporation?”
Huang Cheng smiled politely as his gaze landed on the lady in the black gown. He pretended to be perplexed. “Well, this is…?”
“Hello, CEO Huang. It’s a pleasure to meet you in person finally. I am Li Yuxi, the CEO of Liu Group, for the branch in Hua Nan.” Without any prompting from Liu Xiaoli, Lin stretched out her hand to initiate a handshake. She introduced herself elegantly and swiftly, which made her seem professional and mature.
However, Huang Cheng did not warm up to her, especially after meeting Xu Que. He had decided to rebuild that estranged friendship of theirs, and, most important, he needed Lao Cai and Xu Que on his side to aid his future endeavor into the film industry.
Thus, toward Lin’s handshake, Huang Cheng merely grinned and sneered, “So you are Lin Yuxi. I heard you were my bro Xu Que’s girlfriend when you were in college?”
A name they had not heard in a while. Lin Yuxi and Liu Xiaoli both stared in surprise, but then regained their composure quickly. After all, he was someone who had passed away a few years back. Even if someone brought him up, it wouldn’t cause much of an emotional turmoil.
Lin Yuxi withdrew her hand calmly and naturally, seemingly unaffected; she seemed to be adept at ignoring cold shoulders.
Liu Xiaoli, on the contrary, was enraged. After all, Lin Yuxi belonged to her corporation. By giving Lin Yuxi the cold shoulder, Huang Cheng was blatantly disregarding the Liu Group!
Her face darkened as she said cooly, “Huang Cheng, what do you mean by this? Why do you have to mention a dead person during our reunion?”
Dead person? Huang Cheng was shocked speechless.
What did she mean by dead? This woman has gotten more obnoxious over the years. How could she curse Xu Que to be dead?
“Ha, ha, Liu Xiaoli, are you still hung up on the fact that Xu Que rejected you in high school? It’s such a small matter. It has been many years, why don’t you move on already?” Huang Cheng smirked.
Liu Xiaoli’s expression got even darker, and she was almost unable to control her temper.
Lin Yuxi suddenly smiled and said, “CEO Huang, this is nothing but a simple reunion. If you want to settle old scores, we can do it another day! However, Xu Que has left us for many years now, and everything has gone with the wind. I am afraid that a conversation about him is meaningless!”
“Miss Lin, I beg to differ. Although Xu Que hasn’t been around for the past few years…this might be bad news for you, but I bumped into him today!” Huang Cheng’s smile was calm and faint. “He’s back!”