Author: Yin Ya
Chu Yifeng sat in the boss’s chair and Gao Yongfu, who was on his right-hand side, immediately stood up. He had today’s newspaper and some other information in front of him. The headline in the newspaper was related to Hua Ying Real Estate. He simply explained to everyone the seriousness of the project data leak and the consequences, and in the end, he pointed out that someone had disclosed the company’s information to outsiders.
“The company’s information had always been kept confidential and only internal employees can access it; however, without permission, no one can take it outside and most certainly can’t show it others. It’s very unlikely for outsiders to see it, so for this information to be leaked, It’s most likely done internally by an employee.”
The conference room was silent.
It was an indisputable fact that there was a mole in the company.
Changhe Building’s security system was very comprehensive and they were not self-proclaimed. Every company had their strengths. They did not need to take the risk of offending other companies cheaply. It would be more detrimental to their reputation and it was impossible for the information to get out on its own.
“I hope that person can stand and come out on his or her own. If you’ll make me ferret you out myself, it won’t take much words for me to get this done with.” Gao Yongfu looked at the people present in the room.
Wang Cheng’s smiling-kind-elder impression of the middle-aged man had been replaced by Gao Yongfu’s gravely serious and angry expression. Once principle was involved, people would change. Gao Yongfu could become Chu Yifeng’s assistant and his position was even higher than Li Yu’s. It was not an ordinary role.
After he finished speaking, no one stood up and admitted it.
Gao Yongfu had expected this. He could not use his words only to make that person scared and stand up. That person was not righteous, so it would be impossible for them to admit their mistake.
“I know that in some people’s minds, they think they’ve found a big backer and disregarded Hua Ying Real Estate. But let me tell you this, by the time you’ll fall from the clouds into the mud, there’ll be no chance to get up again.” Gao Yongfu looked around and still, no one stood up. He then added: “Who is responsible for the company’s leaked information?”
“It’s me.” Li Yu stood up.
“Apart from you, who else touched the file?”
“There’s also Wang Cheng. I gave it to him last Monday.”
Wang Cheng heard his name and immediately stood up, “Sister Li really did give me the information last Monday, but it was in the afternoon and I hadn’t finished reading it. I locked it up in the filing cabinet after work and I brought the key back home with me. After reading it the next morning, Brother Zhang came over and asked for the data. I gave it to him.” He just did not understand. The document was only semi-finished and then it had been discarded by them already. Was it that serious? He felt a bit confused.
“So only the three of you have been exposed to the information from beginning to end.” Gao Yongfu frowned.
Everyone’s expression was weird.
Wang Cheng suddenly raised his hand, “I have something to say.”
Everyone turned in the same direction and even Chu Yifeng looked at him.
“The boss also saw the information.” Wang Cheng pointed at Chu Yifeng. Under the latter’s deep gaze, his finger bent and his vigor weakened, “…but it’s impossible for it to be the boss.”
Gao Yongfu: “…”
“I think you are just trying to distract everyone in order to hide your true intentions.” Tang Sisi, who was seated in the corner, suddenly sneered and her taunting successfully attracted everyone’s attention.
“What are you talking about?” Wang Cheng raised his eyebrows.
“I just said what you don’t want to admit. Sister Li and Brother Zhang are both veterans in the company. Who doesn’t know how much they’ve worked hard for this company? Of course, they won’t sell out the company, which leaves you, a poor country boy who’s been in the company for less than a month. Who knows what you would do for money.” Tang Sisi had praised both Li Yu and Zhang Yiheng and alluded that Wang Cheng may be the mole at the same time. She killed two birds with one stone. It was rare for her to be smart like this.
“Do you want to say that the person who leaked the information is me?” Wang Cheng felt amused. According to her words, simply because he was born poor, it was a reason for him to be the mole.
“Whether it’s you or not, you’re well aware of it.” Tang Sisi sneered. “Whether you admit it or not, it’s not important. Wait ‘til the boss shows us the evidence and let’s see how you’d be able to deny it.”
“How did you know that the boss has evidence?” Wang Cheng felt strange. He absolutely did not believe that the boss would tell these things to her, so what made her so determined?
“I…I guessed it.” Tang Sisi’s face changed slightly. She straightened her chest and loudly said, “The boss is so powerful. Certainly, he must’ve investigated it beforehand.”
“Why is it that I feel that you seem very guilty?” Wang Cheng rubbed his chin and said straightforwardly. Was it for the money? Why did he think that Tang Sisi was most likely the mole?
“Well now, don’t argue.” Gao Yongfu interrupted their conversation and did not let them go on. Tang Sisi was absolutely not Wang Cheng’s match. Although he knew this fact for a long time, the pace was too fast. Everyone’s attention returned to him. “Let me tell you all something about the mole. What I’m saying now is that the company received two anonymous express deliveries, which contained some photos, and the main protagonist of the photos was…” He looked at Wang Cheng.
Fan Qi took the photo’s out and passed them to everyone under Gao Yongfu’s instructions. There were dozens of photos, all of which were of Wang Cheng, all of which were photos taken when he was commuting and more than half of them were taken when he returned to his apartment. They were from various angles and one of them was even a sneak shot. Some of them were stills of when he greeted the security guard. The photos clearly showed the face of the security guard. Wang Cheng recognized that it was from that day when he was deliberately teasing the security guard. It was not his imagination when he felt that someone was watching him.
“How obsessed is this person with me? They were even so perverted to follow me and take a picture of me every day. It’s a pity I’m not that handsome in these photos taken.” Wang Cheng held a few photos. Apart from dislike, he was also disgusted with it.
“Who is this person? Why is he with you, Wang Cheng? Both of you were very close together. What are you whispering about!” Tang Sisi suddenly exclaimed. Her hands gently and cautiously searched for the ‘two-person picture’ from the pile of photos.
Wang Cheng saw that the person in the photo was the middle-aged man who suddenly run to him yesterday. He was short and bald. During that time, he said a bunch of unintelligible words. Unfortunately, Wang Cheng was not able to understand what the man said. He only thought that the man was crazy.
“He is the manager of Changde and his surname is Zhou.” Li Yu said calmly.
The conference room was quiet again.
Since becoming a member of Hua Ying Real Estate, Wang Cheng had also taken the initiative to understand the situation of real estates in Shanhai City. Changde is also a real estate company. It is not the most powerful one in Shanhai City, but it could at least be ranked in the top ten, so Changde could definitely be regarded as one of Hua Ying Real Estate’s most dangerous opponents. The news about the data leak just happened this morning and Wang Cheng was photographed with the manager of Changde, which was too coincidental.
“It’s impossible for it to be Wang Cheng. Wang Cheng’s definitely not the mole.” Fang Tian refuted it. If it was Tang Sisi, he thought it was possible, but Wang Cheng…was he not short of money at all? The sum that the boss gave him—he did not want to mention it because it would only kill others with envy. Others could struggle for a lifetime and not get as good as what he had gotten for selling the mountain.
Everyone else was silent.
Li Yu did not say anything as the direct supervisor of Wang Cheng.
“How do you explain these photos?” Tang Sisi was aggressive. “I’m quite baffled. He’s a poor boy from the countryside. How can he afford to buy an apartment at Tranquil Community? Everyone in this room must know that an apartment there isn’t cheap. It’s a minimum of one million RMB. If he’s not colluding with Changde Real Estate and taking the company’s information in exchange for Changde’s money, I can’t think of where his money’s coming from.”
Fang Tian did not chime in with her. Only four people in the whole company knew that Wang Cheng was the original owner of Mount Fengxia. The fourth person was Gao Yongfu. Li Yu, Fan Qi, and Xu Siyu did not know this.
“Miss Tang, can a country bumpkin not buy an apartment?” Wang Cheng was speechless with Tang Sisi. This woman was really reaching for a yard after getting an inch.
“I didn’t say that. You’re taking it out of context. Don’t try changing the topic. Everyone’s listening. How do you explain the apartment and Changde’s manager?”
“When did I say that the apartment was mine?” Wang Cheng smiled and said slowly: “As luck would’ve had it, I have a brother from the countryside and he’s the vice president of Shenghui Group. He happens to live in Tranquil Community. As for Changde’s manager, the mole knows him. He suddenly rushed up to me and said a few words that I couldn’t understand. Now that I think about it, I’m afraid that someone’s deliberately trying to plant this on me. The security guard at Tranquil Community can testify for me. He saw it during that time.”
Tang Sisi’s complexion changed but she said: “Talk is cheap. You can say anything.”
“Boss, we’re good neighbors. I got a lift in your car on the way home with you. You must at least help me say something to help clarify that I’m innocent.” Wang Cheng looked at Chu Yifeng, who had been silently watching the show. Let’s see whether I’ll drag you into this mess.
Everyone looked at Chu Yifeng at the same time. Even Gao Yongfu did not expect this development in the trend of events. No wonder the boss’s attitude toward Wang Cheng in the cafeteria was a bit different. The two were actually neighbors?
“He’s right.” Chu Yifeng changed his position, and he looked at Tang Sisi with his deep eyes, “It’s you. Wang Cheng and Changde’s manager only have two photos. I deliberately let Fan Qi place them at the bottom. If you didn’t know the existence of these photos beforehand, it’s impossible for you to look around in a pile of photos. Why do you know the existence of these two photos?”
Wang Cheng noticed that Tang Sisi’s face instantly turned white.
Ginger really gets spicier as it gets older.