The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 95.1
Chapter 95: Deliberate Scheming
In just a few days, their company under the name of PengCheng Energy Company had become known to everyone in the Empire. With Lin Luo, a genius stone gambling expert and mid-rank energy engineer to back it, PengCheng Energy Company was quickly able to change its previous situation of neglect and was flooded with many job applications from energy engineers. All of the people who applied did so because they wanted to get into close contact with Lin Luo to see if they could learn some useful skills and gain some experience from him. Coupled with Yan Xing’s help, they were able to quickly recruit two mid-level energy engineers with strength of both skill and character. They had high expectations that soon their company would be able to get on the right track.
However, there were two sides to everything. Lin Luo had brought a lot of fame to PengCheng Energy Company, but at the same time he also attracted the hostility of many people.
Capital Planet, Xing Family Mansion, Living Room.
“Master, the two energy engineers we reached out to both declined our invitation, saying that they had already signed a contract with PengCheng.” A middle-aged man opened his mouth and reported to the person sitting on the sofa.
“What?!” Xing Shang, who was sitting on the sofa, was furious when he heard the words, and all of the snacks and drinks that were placed on the coffee table in front of him were harshly swept down to the ground.
“Shang’er.” Sitting alone on the sofa on the other side of the room, Xing ZhengYuan frowned slightly.
Xing ZhengYuan was Xing Shang’s father. He had thick eyebrows, a wide forehead, and deep set wrinkles both between his eyebrows and at the corners of his mouth, which made him appear severe and difficult to approach. Xing Shang was most afraid of his father’s current expression, so he quickly restrained the anger on his face as much as possible.
“What’s the origin of this PengCheng? Has its background investigation been conducted?” Xing ZhengYuan asked in a deep voice.
“After the investigation, the largest investor is Yin Ye, the chief stone gambling expert and chief energy engineer are both Lin Luo, and…” the middle-aged man stopped talking.
“What are you hesitating about? What else is there?”
“In addition, PengCheng has another shareholder, Xing Mo…”
“What are you talking about?!” The name Xing Mo once again ignited Xing Shang’s anger. He kicked over the coffee table in front of him and stared at the middle-aged man with ferocious eyes. “Why isn’t that damn guy dead yet?!?”
“Xing Shang!” Xing ZhengYuan called out Xing Shang’s given name together with his surname, and the meaning of warning contained in it was beyond words.
“Father! For Xing Mo to choose to open an energy company just as our company was starting out means he must have done this to deliberately oppose us! Father, as you know our family has invested so much this time. We absolutely can’t just wait around for failure!” Xing Shang said agitatedly.
When Xing ZhengYuan heard his words, his brows became furrowed again. He had to admit that what Xing Shang said was still somewhat reasonable. As the saying went, the mountain was not big enough for two tigers. Their company was at a critical period of its onset. If they were suppressed by Xing Mo’s company, they would quickly become a laughing stock among the aristocratic families.
“Yin Ye is standing behind PengCheng. It’s not easy to touch them.” Xing ZhengYuan was concerned about the Yin family and was unwilling to make an enemy of Yin Ye.
“Then we won’t confront PengCheng directly. We can start with Lin Luo. Xue Ning has already helped me ask around, and Lin Luo has no background at all. He was just an orphan raised by the state, and before he awakened his mental power he used to be an ordinary miner. I don’t know what kind of dumb luck he had!” Xing Shang said angrily. “If only the two of them had died in the Thirteenth Starfield!”
“Oh?” When Xing ZhengYuan heard Xing Shang mention the Thirteenth Starfield incident, his mind suddenly began to move. “You go and have Xue Ning ask around about the Thirteenth Starfield incident. Didn’t she say before that those interstellar pirates specifically chose the civilian shuttle ship to rob? Maybe it was for the piece of two-color glass jade that Lin Luo had won previously. You have her go walk around the military base and see if she can dig up some solid evidence.”
Xing Shang and Xue Ning were fiancées in a marriage that had been arranged through their families. Most of Xue Ning’s family members worked in the military. Although they weren’t very high-ranking, they could at least be considered as a little networked. In addition, Xue Ning herself wasn’t without skill. In addition to that, she was also very beautiful, so Xing ZhengYuan was very satisfied with his future daughter-in-law.
“Father, are you planning to…?”
Xing ZhengYuan smiled and said nothing.
He felt that since PengCheng’s current momentum was brought about by Lin Luo, wouldn’t it only be right to completely suppress their accumulated good reputation by starting from him as well?
Xing Mo and Lin Luo didn’t yet know that the Xing family had begun to plot against them. At the time others were plotting, they were busy preparing for the arrival of Xing Mo’s parents.
After Xing Mo’s father retired from the position of the head of the Xing family, he was ready to come to Kipola to find his son. He also wanted to take a look at his hopefully soon-to-be ‘daughter-in-law’ while he was at it. After all, the times were different now and it didn’t matter whether the person his son was looking at was a man or a woman. As long as his son liked them, he knew it didn’t matter one way or the other.
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