Chapter 250 Play the Fool
Luo Chengming came home in a terrible state. He took a bath, found a new set of clothes, and replaced the plastic bag around his waist.
Suddenly, his mobile phone rang. He picked up the phone and pressed the answer button. Upon hearing Luo Jin’s question, he said impatiently, “Father, leave it to me. You don’t need to worry about anything! I will definitely get the formula for you.”
Then, he immediately hung up the phone.
Luo Jin looked at the phone in his hand. He was speechless for a while. He knew that his wayward son had flared up again. Who knew what he might do. However, he thought that Qin Haodong was just a college student. The Luo family had started out as a mafia family. Even if they killed him, it would not be a big deal. Maybe his son would succeed in his own way.
Thus, he left this matter to Luo Chengming without further questioning.
Luo Chengming poured a glass of red wine and gulped it down. Suddenly, the door opened and a middle-aged man with a scar on his face came in.
He was Scar, Luo Jin’s most important subordinate when he had first set foot in the underground world. He still had a fierce face, although he had been quiet for many years.
“Master, you were looking for me?”
Scar spoke up.
“Scar, go and do something for me!” Luo Chengming pointed to the picture of Qin Haodong on the computer and said, “This man is a healthcare doctor at Lin’s Group. Take some brothers and bring him to me. Remember, don’t kill him. I need to keep him alive for future use.”
He intended to capture Qin Haodong and get the formula first. Then, he would torture him thoroughly and finally throw him into the sea to feed the fish.
“Don’t worry, Master. He’s just a young man. I will bring him to you tonight.” Scar clapped his chest as he spoke.
The photo showed that Qin Haodong was a gentle college student, so he didn’t care too much about this.
Luo Chengming thought for a moment and said, “You must be discreet. Don’t let others find out.”
“No problem, master. You can rest assured. I will have things done perfectly for you.”
Then, Scar left Luo Chengming’s office and summoned several of his men to run this errand.
Luo Chengming murmured with a grim face, “How dare you provoke me, you toy boy? You wait and see what I’ll do to you!”
Qin Haodong didn’t know what was going to happen. After lunch, he went back to the CEO’s office with Lin Momo to rest. Wang Rubing called just after they entered the room.
“Haodong, Zhu Baiwen and his son Zhu Hao have been brought to justice and sent to prison!”
“That’s great. These two wicked bastards should have been caught long ago.”
After chatting a little, Qin Haodong hung up the phone and told Lin Momo about the whole issue. Finally, he said, “Sending Zhu Baiwen to prison has laid the foundation for the approval of our medicine. How will you repay me?”
Lin Momo smiled bitterly. “Repay you? You’re totally doing me a disservice!”
Qin Haodong said in confusion, “What? How could this be a disservice? If that jerk Zhu Baiwen was still around, he would blackmail you severely during the approval process.”
Lin Momo said, “I have inquired about this during the past few days. If we want to sell our oral liquid on the market, the approval procedure will be very troublesome. The first pass is the Jiangnan Drug Administration. Generally speaking, the drug approval procedure is very complicated. It takes three months for a medicine to go on the market, bur it could take forever.
Zhu Baiwen is a greedy man, but he will do things for you if he gets paid. If he was there, not only could we get the approval certification, but we would also save a lot of time, so spending some money would be worthwhile.
Now that he’s in prison, it won’t be easy for our medicine to be approved once they nominate a new director. Delaying the approval for a long time is very detrimental to the marketing strategy of our new medicine. It’s possible that the formula of the Blood Revival Oral Liquid will be decoded one day.”
“Ah! I didn’t know that!”
Qin Haodong had indeed not expected this result. Although he did not worry about his medicine being decoded, if the drug approval process really dragged on for too long, it was unknown how many leukemia patients may die during this period. Even if he worked to death, he wouldn’t save more than 4 million leukemia patients in China.
After thinking about it, he asked, “After all these years in the business, does Lin’s Group not have any channels of its own?”
“Our Group has its own channels, but you know what we did before. If we encounter problems related to gemstones and jade, we can do something about it. However, we have never engaged in the pharmaceutical industry before. Where can we find a channel?”
Qin Haodong thought about it and realized that what she was saying was reasonable. Thus, he said, “First, you should go through the medicine approval according to the normal procedure. I’ll see if I can find a way to fix it.”
When he returned to his office in the afternoon, Qin Haodong sorted out all his connections. There was really no one he could speak to in the field of pharmacy supervision.
Nalan’s family had great influence in Jiangnan Province, but the drug approval procedure was not only conducted in Jiangnan Province. Maybe Qi Waner could help, but she also needed to seek the Qi family’s help, which was not what he wanted.
When it was time to get off work, he hadn’t figured out a way yet. Just as he was about to pack up and leave, the door was pushed open and a woman came in.
The woman was wearing tight jeans that set off her hot figure distinctly. Her legs were long and straight, and her nice butt looked quite elastic, giving one an impulse to clap at it.
A goose-yellow tank top set off her sexy charming clavicle and revealed the cleavage between her breasts. The tank top was short, thus revealing her sexy and strong waist.
Hot! She was really hot! Qin Haodong’s eyes were firmly attracted by the woman’s sexy figure. His eyes just scanned her face and then focused on her lower body.
After appreciating her figure, he asked, “Who are you looking for, beautiful?”
“Qin Haodong, what do you mean? Are you acting like you don’t know me after leaving for several days?”
“Ah?” Qin Haodong was a little stunned. Only then did he recognize the sexy beauty in front of him. She was Nalan Wuxia.
No wonder he hadn’t recognized her. Nalan Wuxia had always dressed in uniform. She had never looked so sexy. Low-cut dresses were not her style at all.
Besides, her newly-permed hair was hanging down, blocking half of her face. If he didn’t look carefully, he really wouldn’t recognize her.
“No, I just didn’t think it would be you!” Qin Haodong looked at her playfully and said, “Officer Nalan, your style has changed a lot today. Are you wearing such sexy clothes to hit on a handsome man?”
Nalan Wuxia glared at him. Her cheeks blushed as she said, “There’s no handsome man, only a little doctor. He’s going to have dinner with me tonight.”
“Have dinner with you? What kind of special day is it?”
“Can’t we have dinner together unless it’s a special day? You have been gone for so many days, yet you didn’t come to see me once!”
Nalan Wuxia, who felt that she had said something indiscreet, stopped talking. Her cheeks were as red as ripe apples.
“Okay, just a meal! You pick what you want to eat. We can go right away.”
Qin Haodong, who was unaware of Nalan Wuxia’s anomaly, called Lin Momo to ask her to pick up the little fellow herself. Then, they left Lin’s Group together.
While getting into the car, Qin Haodong asked, “What would you like to eat? How about we go to Dreamy Jiangnan again?”
“No, I want to go to the riverside to eat seafood. Then, we can walk along the riverside to see the night scenery and enjoy the river breeze.”
“No problem. Let’s go eat seafood.”
Qin Haodong started his car. Half an hour later, they arrived at Yingjiang Tower, the largest seafood restaurant on the riverside.
They reserved a single room on the second floor. Enjoying the river scenery while eating seafood and drinking red wine was very pleasant.
However, Nalan Wuxia seemed to be a little distracted. She ate only a few mouthfuls of a three-and-a-half-kilogram lobster. The rest went into Qin Haodong’s stomach. She ate only one of the ten crabs.
Qin Haodong was eating happily. He gulped down the red wine in his glass, wiped his mouth and said, “You asked me to treat you to dinner, yet you aren’t eating anything. I’m a stingy person, so I hardly treat anyone to dinner. Don’t waste your chance!”
Nalan Wuxia looked at him with a complicated expression and said, “I don’t have an appetite. Let’s go and see the scenery by the river.”
Qin Haodong paid the check and together they went to the landscape road by the river, which was one of the most important urban sceneries in Jiangnan City. It was 10 kilometers long. On the left side was the broad river, and on the right side was all kinds of vegetation. Right across from it were the neon lights of the city. It was really refreshing to walk there after dinner.
They followed the flow forward. It was midsummer, so many beautiful men and women had come to the riverside to see the scenery. The girls all liked to wear cool clothes that revealed their backs, waists, and legs, thus highlighting their figure.
As he looked at the white bodies moving constantly in front of him, Qin Haodong wondered whether these people would have been naked if there had been no legal restraint.
However, his ideas and actions were not synchronized. He had been noticing the scenery around him. While watching, he had been guessing the size of some girls. This one should be a 33C. That one should be a 34D. God, that one could be a 36E. It was really spectacular!
He paid a lot of attention to the girls around, which caused Nalan Wuxia to pout unhappily. Other couples were holding hands and hugging, but the guy beside her didn’t make a move. His eyes seldom stayed on her.
She really didn’t know what he was thinking. She had a nice face, a nice butt and nice breasts. Was she not as beautiful as those girls? Were her breasts not as big as theirs?
“Hey! Have you seen enough?” Nalan Wuxia complained.
“Ah? Oh!” Qin Haodong said, looking slightly embarrassed, “I’m looking at the scenery.”
“I know you’re looking at the scenery, but you don’t see the same scenery other people see.”
Qin Haodong was quite dissatisfied with her words. In fact, many men were looking at the same scenery.
Nalan Wuxia said, “Could you talk to me?”
“Okay, what do you want to talk about?”
“Tell me, where have you been these days? Did you go on a date with a beautiful woman?”
“I took my daughter to Shennongjia…”
Qin Haodong didn’t keep this from Nalan Wuxia. He told her about his trip to Shennongjia from beginning to end. He talked about how the fat man at the black restaurant had ripped off customers, how the Hell Ghost Ants had attacked them, and how the Japanese had entrapped them.
When he was finished, Nalan Wuxia asked lightly, “Does Hu Xiaoxian like you? Do you like her?”
“Er…” Qin Haodong was speechless. He had mentioned Hu Xiaoxian as little as possible in the course of his narration, yet Nalan Wuxia had still asked this question. He had to admit that a woman’s way of thinking was really unique.
He said with a lisp, “I don’t think so, we are only friends!”