My Wife Is a Superstar Chapter 681

Chapter 681 A Glimmer Of Hope

As Nan Zhengde made his way to the door of the study room, he turned around and saw that Nan Chen was still sitting there with a blank expression. Nan Chen was constantly under a lot of pressure, so it pained Nan Zhengde to see him stressed out like that.

He then made his way back toward Nan Chen and said, “We won’t talk about how the grudge between our family and the Rong family started, but I was indeed the one who defeated them back then. They were driven out of Flower City for many years because of that. Try putting yourself in their shoes and ask yourself if you’d be able to let it go that easily. Grudges like these are incredibly difficult to let go of, so there’s no point in talking about it.”

Nan Chen held his grandfather’s hand and sat him down on the chair as he said, “I don’t know what you did to the Rong family back then, but I believe you were in the right. You’re not the kind of person who would resort to ruthless methods unless you were forced to. I’m sure they must’ve done something horrible for you to kick them out of Flower City—”

“I didn’t kick them out of Flower City. They chose to move out themselves,” Nan Zhengde corrected him.

“All right, I believe you, Grandpa. I simply want to know the truth about what happened, that’s all. When I was a child, you often told me that benefits come before friendships. I want to know if the grudge between us and the Rong family can be resolved if we provide them with some benefits,” Nan Chen said. “You mean you want to make peace with the Rong family?”

“That, or to at least get them to leave us alone. The alliance between the Ouyang family and the Rong family poses a huge threat to us. Now, I’m not doing this because I’m afraid of them or anything. I simply don’t want to spend too much time and money fending off their attacks.

You know how costly it can be to deal with attacks from two powerful families, right? It’d hamper Nanshi Corporation’s development tremendously. Wouldn’t it be better if we could all stop fighting each other and just focus on developing our businesses instead?” Nan Chen explained.

Nan Zhengde patted him on the shoulder and complimented him once again, “I like the way you think, Chen. You possess incredible wisdom. As a matter of fact, you’re much wiser than I was back then. When I was your age, I kept charging forward without stopping to think about my actions.

While it may be fun to destroy and dominate others, the true challenge lies in protecting what you have. Because I failed to understand this simple concept, I went overboard in my conquest and ended up causing Nanshi Corporation a lot of problems many years down the line. It’s good to see that you’re doing a lot better than I did, Chen! I’m very proud of you!”

There was a hint of anxiety in Nan Chen’s eyes as he said, “Please don’t say that, Grandpa. You worked hard to build the foundation for Nanshi Corporation. I’m simply just protecting what you created and reaping what you sowed. I don’t want your hard work to go to waste in my hands. That’s why I decided to discuss this with you.”

“I know, but I believe there is no possibility of us working with the Rong family, so you need to give up on that idea. All you have to do right now is focus on hitting them where it hurts most.

Ouyang Li has recently risen to power after Ouyang Duo died, so it’s understandable that she would want to try and prove herself. However, she is no match for you, and her position at Sunshine Corporation isn’t exactly stable.

You can use that to your advantage and plunge Sunshine Corporation into chaos. Although we are the most powerful family around here, facing an attack from the second and third most powerful families can still be a very stressful situation.

Even so, their alliance is not invincible. You can still defeat them by attacking their weaknesses. I’m sure you have your way of getting the job done. Just know that I believe in you, Chen,” Nan Zhengde reassured him.

Nan Chen nodded. “That’s exactly what I’m planning to do. I wanted to know the details about the grudge between us and the Rong family so that I may better execute my plans.”

“You need not concern yourself with the details of the grudge. Just know that it cannot be resolved, or rather, it cannot be truly resolved,” Nan Zhengde said.

Nan Chen got to his feet. “All right, I understand. I’m going to bed. You should try to get some sleep too.” Meanwhile, Tang Jing was having a drink with her friends at a bar in Flower City.

She received a boost in popularity ever since her new show with Ning Ran became a hit. Although it was nothing near Ning Ran’s level, she did make a name for herself in Flower City’s entertainment industry and expanded her network.

As Tang Jing would have to meet up with the production team in Livingsfill in two days to shoot her scenes, she decided to hang out with her friends that night.

While making her way to the restroom, she walked past a security guard who was dragging a man out of there.

The man was dressed in a red suit and looked like he had one too many as he yelled repeatedly, “Let go of me! Do you have any idea who I am? I’m the heir of a powerful family!”

It was quite common for people to say such things when they were drunk, so Tang Jing wasn’t all that surprised.

However, she thought he looked rather familiar and called out to the security guard, asking, “What did he do?”

“He didn’t pay for his drink. The balance in the card he gave us was insufficient, and he refused to call his friends for help, so we had no choice but to kick him out.”

“I do have friends! They just won’t answer my calls, you judgmental b*stard!” the man yelled.

Yup, he definitely had one too many.

As Tang Jing took a closer look at his face, she recognized him as Ouyang Qi.

“I’ll pay for his drink, so please let go of him,” she said while handing the security guard her credit card.

“Why are you paying for my drink? I can afford to pay for it myself!” Ouyang Qi exclaimed with a smile.

Tang Jing returned the smile as she asked, “Do you know who I am?”

With a dazed look in his eyes, Ouyang Qi walked up to her and stared long and hard at her face. After racking his brain for about ten seconds, he shook his head and said, “No, I don’t.”

“My name is Tang Jing. I’m a good friend of Ouyang Qing’s,” Tang Jing replied.

Ouyang Qi shook his head again. “I still don’t know you. Send me your bank account number. I’ll pay you back later. I have the money…”

“You’re drunk. I’ll send you home, okay? Just wait here while I go and tell my friends that I’m leaving,” Tang Jing said.

After excusing herself, Tang Jing helped Ouyang Qi out of the bar.

“Tell me where you live, and I’ll send you home.”

Although others saw Ouyang Qi as a useless bum who couldn’t even afford to pay for his own drink, Tang Jing saw him as a valuable asset.

After all, he was Ouyang Duo’s only son as well as the heir to the Ouyang family.

The Ouyang family had fallen apart, but Sunshine Corporation remained one of its most valuable businesses in the province.

In other words, Ouyang Qi was closely related to Sunshine Corporation and had a bright future ahead of him.

In order to climb up the social ladder, Tang Jing was willing to work with Ouyang Qing and help her do all sorts of horrible things.

However, Ouyang Qing failed miserably when she went up against the formidable Nan family, so Tang Jing knew she needed someone else to help her out. She needed a new stepping stone.

After that, she tried to ride on Nan Xing’s coattails, only to realize it would be ridiculously difficult. As Nan Xing and Nan Chen were siblings, the Nan family set really high expectations for their spouses. It would be near impossible for someone like Tang Jing to marry into the Nan family.

After all, not everyone was lucky enough to sleep with Nan Chen and give birth to two of his kids.

As such, Tang Jing saw a glimmer of hope when she bumped into Ouyang Qi while he was at his lowest.

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