The Radiance Financial Group was rather small, to the extent it didn’t even rank within the top 10 domestically. They had bought Cao Xu’s remaining 30% stake in the Century Financial Group for 10% less than market price, totalling around ¥30 billion. It was no exaggeration to say they’d gotten an amazing deal.
After selling the last of his shares, Cao Xu completely vanished without a trace.
Nie Yan was well aware of Cao Xu’s personality. He certainly wouldn’t let this matter sit.
Armed with ¥30 billion and the countless connections and resources at his disposal, Cao Xu posed a great threat.
In the previous timeline, Nie Yan only got the opportunity to take revenge because Cao Xu ignored him. Nie Yan wasn’t about to make the same mistake. Cao Xu’s disappearance was a dangerous sign.
Nie Yan made a phone call, a sense of unease in his heart.
「Bayonet, do everything you can to find Cao Xu! If you can, find an opportunity to dispose of him!」Nie Yan said. He had to be ruthless. The slightest hesitation would only bring harm to himself.
「Understood,」Bayonet replied. He understood the severity of the situation.
Bayonet and Shadow Killer organized a small team composed of 25 people. All of them were famous experts working for World Bloc. Nie Yan had spent quite some money over the last few years hiring these people. Now, they would finally show their use.
After finding out Cao Xu disappeared, the Xie Family and Liu Family also became nervous. They started making movements in the background as well, dispatching people to search for the whereabouts of Cao Xu and upping their security, especially around Xie Jun, Nie Yan, Xie Yao, Liu Hongzhe, and a select few others.
“Dad, Mom, Cao Xu never lets a matter drop. Please, be careful. It’s best if you don’t reveal yourselves in public,” Nie Yan said. For the time being, he wouldn’t enter Conviction. All the guild affairs were already taken care of. He would focus completely on eliminating Cao Xu.
Every day that Cao Xu was still alive and well was one where they couldn’t rest easy.
The smoke in the stock market gradually scattered. It was time for stage two of their plan.
The people on the top floor of the Rekod Grand Tower gradually dispersed. Next up was to dispatch people to take over the Century Financial Group and make contact with the Radiance Financial Group. If they were willing to sell their shares, that would be for the best. If they weren’t, they would be forced to rely on some other methods.
With the Century Financial Group being swallowed whole, it would take a while to digest.
News of the Dragonsoar Financial Group, Glory Financial Group, and World Bloc seizing the Century Financial Group in a forceful takeover spread across the world, shocking everyone. Not too long ago they hadn’t even heard of World Bloc, yet now they controlled 33% of the Century Financial Group!
World Bloc had replaced the Century Financial Group as the largest financial group in Asia.
This was a shocking piece of news. Everyone needed some time to digest it. It appeared the world was about to change.
Father Nie, Xie Jun, Liu Hongzhe, and the others got to work. After taking over the Century Financial Group, they still had a lot of work to do, including making arrangements for staff and so on. However, with the support of several large financial groups, the Century Financial Group would quickly rebound and likely rise higher than ever before.
Nie Yan and Xie Yao helped their families out with the work around the clock.
Guo Huai had proven his worth in Conviction, and Nie Yan felt more than confident leaving everything on that side to him.
Everything was developing smoothly. However, Nie Yan’s worries grew by the day. After Cao Xu disappeared, even Bayonet and Shadow Killer’s team couldn’t find any traces of him. The deeper he hid himself, the more of a threat he was. With nothing left to lose, he would probably start sending assassins after those behind the hostile takeover of his company. Nie Yan needed to make preparations for this.
Nie Yan and Xie Yao sat in the dining hall at the very top floor of the Moro River Banquet Hall, a building of the Dragonsoar Financial Group, and looked down on the city. They could see the most beautiful scenery of Huahai here.
Nie Yan gazed at Xie Yao. He felt like he was in a dream, only to realize it was reality and sigh with emotion. Thinking back to his past life, then the present day, he felt life was full of coincidences! Over the last four years since he regressed to the past, he had changed history and achieved a long-cherished dream. He had obtained everything he wanted.
“Nie Yan, what are you thinking about?” Xie Yao asked, seeing him lost in thought.
If Nie Yan were to reveal his secret to Xie Yao, how would she react? It would probably come as a great shock. “Nothing. I was just admiring how beautiful you are.” On the topic of the past, he wondered how Liu Rui was doing right now. He’d heard Liu Rui’s father was ousted from the Dragonsoar Financial Group. Given their ability, they wouldn’t have any problem finding work at another company. However, it was unlikely they’d ever climb back to the top.
Xie Yao pouted, dissatisfied. Of course, she wasn’t really angry.
Nie Yan couldn’t help but smile, pulling Xie Yao closer to him. “When all this is over, let’s go on a well-deserved holiday. We’ll tour the world.”
Exhaustion exploded within Nie Yan. Over the past four years, he’d been carrying this heavy burden in his heart. Every day that the Century Financial Group stood was one he couldn’t live in peace, fearing the tragedy of his past life would repeat itself. His enmity from back then was resolved with a bullet, shortly after which he passed through time and space to wake up 10 years in the past. Treasuring those close to him in the past life, Cao Xu became his biggest threat to a happy life once again. His only choice was to get strong enough to resolve this nightmare that constantly haunted him. Only with Cao Xu’s death would he feel thoroughly at peace.
It really hadn’t been easy for Nie Yan over these past four years. Now, he was only a step away.
“Mhm!” Xie Yao cutely snuggled herself up into Nie Yan’s embrace. She knew he was worried about Cao Xu.
Nie Yan nestled his head on Xie Yao’s shoulder. Her sweet fragrance calmed his heart. Thinking about it, he had Bayonet and Shadow Killer by his side. Not to mention ever since regressing to the past, he’d never stopped training his body, and with Bayonets guidance, his technique was top-notch too. Even if he encountered a hitmen Cao Xu sent after him, he wouldn’t be completely helpless. Right now, the Glory Financial Group, Dragonsoar Financial Group, and World Bloc were all searching for Cao Xu. Someone would find a trace soon enough.
After putting the food on the table, the staff discreetly left. The only people on the top floor were Nie Yan and Xie Yao. This was a special private room. No one would come over to disturb them. Safety wasn’t a concern either. Only a few of their most trusted people knew they were here. They were responsible for Nie Yan and Xie Yao’s safety, and weren’t allowed any outside communication. They were isolated from what was happening in the outside world. No matter how capable Cao Xu was, he would have no way of knowing they were here.
Xie Yao was wearing white sportswear which clung snugly around her curves. Her splendid figure gave off a unique charm.
Nie Yan couldn’t help but feel that Xie Yao was becoming more and more beautiful. What he didn’t know was that Xie Yao was secretly practicing her dancing. This caused her body to become more flexible and toned. Add on the fact that her physique was already quite good, and she really did become more beautiful.
Nie Yan mischievously gave Xie Yao’s butt a squeeze.
“Yeek!” She jumped up in surprise. “Nie Yan! This is a public area!” Her face was bright red. She instantly knew what was floating in his perverted mind.
“Our subordinates already left. They know better than to come barging in here.” Nie Yan smiled. He felt Xie Yao was incredibly cute right now.
“Still! H-how about we wait until we get home?” Xie Yao became flustered she noticed Nie Yan’s heated gaze.
Nie Yan pulled Xie Yao over and planted his lips onto hers.
Xie Yao struggled in vain, closing her eyes as she melted in his embrace.
Inside the private room, a scene of springtime was taking place.
About an hour later, Xie Yao straightened out her clothes and messy hair. She shot Nie Yan a reproachful glare, looking as cute as ever.
“Let’s leave,” Xie Yao said, her face still flushed red.
“Mhmm. It’s getting late. We should call it a night,” Nie Yan replied in high spirits.
The two were about to leave the room, when Nie Yan’s phone buzzed. It was a text from Bayonet. After reading it, his face changed.
“What happened?” Xie Yao asked in a concerned voice.
“We have news on Cao Xu!” Nie Yan said.
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