After the call, Kong Qixian stood up from the study table and anxiously paced back and forth in front of the window. He then made a few more calls to his daughter, urging her to come home quickly.
The Kong Group's entire board of directors was long in a chaotic state. Restless about the situation, those elderly directors made one call after another, asking him 'What was going on?' and 'What did you do to offend the Mu Group?'
When Kong Xiaoqian returned home, her father was sitting grumpily before the study table with a cigarette in hand, enraged with those directors.
Seeing her return with red eyes, he slammed the table hard as he squinted at her. "What did you do to offend Mu Yazhe that he'd do this to the Kong Group?"
Let alone lose his temper at her, he had not once shown her any attitude before. She retreated a step at his sinister look and wept quietly at the entrance with bowed head.
The man was in a foul mood, but her tearful silence made him apprehensive, and he raised his voice. "What's there to cry about?! You still don't dare admit the trouble you've caused?!"
She still did not dare to speak out. Wiping away her tears hard, half of her makeup got smudged and made her look like a mess.
Exasperated, his mood plummeted further. "Say something!"
"I know nothing, too!"
She raised her head. "It's just… It's just that I seemed to have done a foolish thing! Sun Hua sought me out and said that if I sent Yun Shishi to Li Dongliang, the man would invest in the East Bay project and make up for our shortage of funds! How would I know that she has such a background—"
He flew into a rage. "I don't want to hear this nonsense! What have you done to her?! Tell me!"
She then recounted the entire matter to him while sobbing. The old man was absolutely livid at this.
He collapsed in his chair with a hand on his chest and lamented, "Your capability is part of the reason why I intended to hand the Kong Group to you. Plus, you're my only heir, so I assuredly entrusted the Kong Group's future in your hands, but you just had to stir up sh*t! Making you enter Huanyu was for you to gain experience, but you actually committed such a monstrous deed, instead! Xiaoqian, you're usually very earnest in your work; why were you so foolish this time? You're still so young, yet you've learned how to send women out when dealing with business?! I… I see that you're a disgrace to this family!"
Already feeling remorseful about the matter, she stood quietly before the table with her face flushed in shame.
The man soothed his chest to calm himself down. With a frown, he berated, "What kind of man is Li Dongliang? Why do you still deal with that old thing?! Don't you know what kind of person he is? He only likes to torment people and you know how much he likes to play with women. In this industry, who doesn't know that he has inflicted his masochistic ways on numerous female celebs? You clearly know about this, yet you still send the woman over to him; how did you become so vicious? Would the woman still be fine with her in his hand? Hurry and find her!"
When his daughter remained glued on the same spot, he swept a ferocious glare at her and lashed out, "Get moving!"
She trembled at his voice and nodded frantically before she hastily departed. Although she felt aggrieved, it was not the time for her to throw a tantrum, not when the entire Kong Group was at stake.