Addicted: Book Two – Chapter 72

That Kid is a bit Insane!

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In the early morning of each day, Yan Ya Jing would check on Gu Hai’s office when she made the rounds—that had eventually become a habit of her. She always found some sort of information, whether big or small and some were even considered insignificant, to report to Gu Hai. In reality, those were just excuses to see him and nothing else. If she didn’t see him, Yan Ya Jing honestly could not have a peace of mind.

Yan Ya Jing made her way over to the office as per usual today, however, she bumped into someone she didn’t want to see at the door.

Tong Zhe had just walked out of Gu Hai’s office when he saw Yan Ya Jing standing beside him. He looked at her up and down then spoke with a frivolous tone. “What are you doing here?”

“It’s none of your business what I’m doing here!” Yan Ya Jing glared at Tong Zhe and moved to go into Gu Hai’s office.

But Tong Zhe blocked her, “If you don’t explain your reason then you can’t go in.”

“What rights do you have to control me?” Yan Ya Jing’s cheeks turned red with anger.

“As the Vice President, you need to lead by example. If even you harass the President by means of work, how can you expect the employees below us to be self-disciplined?”

Just as that remark ended, an nth number of gazes immediately flew over to where they stood. Yan Ya Jing could already feel Tong Zhe’s overwhelming victory. It was pointless. In a company with only women, not one outstanding woman could go up against a senseless man like him?

“What reasons do you have to accuse me of coming here to harass the President?” Yan Ya Jing fixed her gaze on Tong Zhe, “These documents in my hand need to be given to Gu Zong. If it’s nothing, why would I stroll around here for nothing? You think that everyone is bored like you are?”

Tong Zhe’s eyes sharpened as he stretched his hand out toward her.

“Give them to me. Let me see what kind of important documents require the Vice President to personally run here.”

Holding the documents up in front of Tong Zhe’s face, Yan Ya Jing said, “These are the documents Gu Zong needs for the speech that he will be making for the conference this afternoon.”

Unexpectedly, Tong Zhe’s face became full of disdain when he heard those words.

“Isn’t this something that the secretary can do? If even the Vice President has to take care of these things, isn’t that just like using a talented person in an insignificant position?”

Yan Ya Jing took a deep breath and looked at Tong Zhe with a green face.

“Gu Zong doesn’t have a secretary. I’ve always handled these matters for him.”

“So that’s how it is…” Tong Zhe quickly snatched the documents from Yan Ya Jing’s hand, turned around and went back into Gu Hai’s office. Soon, he came back out and looked indifferently at Yan Ya Jing again.

“Alright, I already helped you give the documents to our Gu Zong, you can leave now.”

Yan Ya Jing’s shocked and indignant eyes struck Tong Zhe’s face.

But Tong Zhe still wore the same indifferent and condescending look. “After I’ve helped you give it to him, you not only didn’t thank me but use this kind of expression to look at me. Isn’t that inappropriate?”

Both of Yan Ya Jing’s scarlet eyes were fixed on the doorknob behind Tong Zhe. Even though she wasn’t willing to relent, she was unable to walk in. With so many pair of eye gaping at her behind, there was no way she would let those people think she was shameless.

As he watched Yan Ya Jing’s aggrieved silhouette disappear, a smile emerged at the corners of Tong Zhe’s lips.

During the course of the morning, Yan Ya Jing was unable to calm her mood down and constantly felt that something was wrong. By chance, the manager of the Sales Department came by to present some sales analysis to her—at last, Yan Ya Jing found something. Quickly fixing her makeup for a second, she walked over to Gu Hai’s office once again.

However, she encountered that enemy midway there.

Yan Ya Jing had planned to ignore Tong Zhe, but he unexpectedly blocked her way.

“Vice President Yan, what are you going there for now?”

This time, Yan Ya Jing was completely confident. “To find Gu Zong.”

A cold smile pressed on Tong Zhe’s bright and handsome face. “What did you bring this time?”

Yan Ya Jing held onto the last trace of patience and replied, “The recent sales analysis.”

Hearing that, Tong Zhe once again snatched the documents from Yan Ya Jing when she was momentarily distracted.

“It’s useless for you to bring it in. I have always been the one responsible for supervising and assisting the sales department. Even if you take it in, Gu Zong would still call me in to discuss it.” Yan Ya Jing said as her pretty chin faced Tong Zhe.

Tong Zhe snorted then laughed, “You dare to bring in these kinds of sales quota?”

Yan Ya Jing’s vivacious expression dimmed a bit, “What do you mean?”

“This quarter, sales achievement increased by only a few percents in comparison to similar enterprises… or perhaps, the increase was accredited from heavy advertisements, but it seems the sales department that you oversee isn’t actually doing much to earn its keep, huh? You have the nerve to take this analysis in and report it to Gu Zong? If I were you, I would have already found a hole to crawl into.”

Being tyrannized until she could not utter a word, Yan Ya Jing’s rosy lips trembled from anger.

Tong Zhe patted her head for a second, “Do less of these devious things and concentrate more on the practical things. Only worry about it if the sales do not go up!”

Once Yan Ya Jing returned to her office and loosened the grip of her hands, she discovered that her palms were soaked with sweat—all of that rage was completely due to that fool!

What rights does a newly appointed Vice President have to criticize or give me orders? I was the one that assisted Gu Hai in building up this company bit by bit until it expanded. Without my leadership and management, could the sales have increased to what it is now? If you have the ability, take over the sales of something for a try. If you successfully increase it by 3% of what it was before, then I ‘might’ respect you!!

As noon rolled in, her annoyance still did not recede, and she was left on the brim of collapsing instead. From morning until now, she has yet to even see Gu Hai’s shadow.

In the end, she finally saw Gu Hai as she was leaving the office with her bag in her hand.

Gu Hai and Tong Zhe were both walking toward the elevator.

Yan Ya Jing quickened her pace. But just as she reached the elevator, Tong Zhe caught sight of her and stubbornly pushed the button. Just like that, Yan Ya Jing looked on helplessly as the elevator door gradually closed in front of her face. The look in Tong Zhe’s eyes as it caught hers was impossible to get rid of.

When Yan Ya Jing returned to her office later that afternoon, the manager of the IT department came over before she even had a chance to sit her butt down.

“Vice President Yan, take another look at this. How is the sample after the modification?”

Glancing down at the blueprint, Yan Ya Jing was completely flabbergasted.

“Didn’t this sample pass the audit already? How come it was modified again?”

A sign of embarrassment spread across the manager’s face, “You approved it last time, but… Vice President Tong rejected it. He said that our previous sample did not take the purchasing of raw materials into consideration which inadvertently created a lot of unnecessary troubles, so…”

Before the manager had a chance to finish what he was saying, Yan Ya Jing abruptly stood up and made her way to Tong Zhe’s office with flames shooting furiously from both her eyes.

However, he was not there.

Seeing that, she turned and headed toward Gu Hai’s office.

I can’t take it anymore!! She must stand her ground and make a complaint to Gu Hai against that guy. From now on, if there is him, then there is no her and if there is her, there is no him!

In the end, seeing that there were no responses after she had pressed the doorbell to his office a few time, Yan Ya Jing simply pushed the door open and went inside.

Tong Zhe was sitting at Gu Hai’s seat.

Yan Ya Jing’s beautiful and round eyes widened. She simply did not have the nerve to believe her very own eyes. Tong Zhe was unexpectedly in Gu Hai’s office chair with one leg over, cracking melon seeds between his teeth while looking at her in an arrogant and egotistical manner.

“Is something wrong?”

Yang Ya Jung walked up to Tong Zhe and stared tenaciously at him.

“Aren’t you afraid that Gu Zong will see this unruly behavior of yours?”

Hearing that, Tong Zhe still carelessly picked up some melon seeds and stuffed them in his mouth. After he cracked the seeds, he blew the peels directly at Yan Ya Jing’s face—even the strands of hair on his forehead flew back from that blow, exposing his handsome and heroic face.

“Gu Hai was the one that let me sit here.” Tong Zhe said casually and stretched his hand out to point at the room behind him. “He’s sleeping in there. If you want him to see my unruly behavior, you can knock on the door and go in or just simply shout a few times. I guarantee that when he comes out, the first person he will take notice of is not me, but rather, you.”

After he said that, he picked up the cup of coffee in front of him and drank it.

Watching as Tong Zhe used Gu Hai’s cup to drink coffee, Yan Ya Jing was so utterly livid that she nearly spewed blood and choked to death. Having known Gu Hai for so many years, she has never once touched any of Gu Hai’s daily necessities.

“Okay, I’ll see how long you can laugh.”

Yan Ya Jing gave Tong Zhe one last memorable glance then turned and left Gu Hai’s office.

At four o’clock in the afternoon, Bai Luo Yin received a phone call from the leading instructor.

“Xiao Bai! Notify your battalion and all the soldiers in training to stop everything at hand and quickly return to their dorms to pack their belongings. There’s an emergency assembly at five o’clock and then afterward we will set off right immediately.”

Five o’clock… Bai Luo Yin was taken aback hearing that. “Wasn’t it at nine o’clock?”

“What we had planned couldn’t keep up with the changes. A fleet of transport have already been sent over here. Just a few hours difference doesn’t matter, right?!”

Bai Luo Yin’s heart froze as he put the phone down.

Just like that, our last meal together is gone…

If he had known that earlier, he would have gone over to see Gu Hai at noon. Even if he rushed there now, it would still be too late. He could have never imagined that his act of kicking Gu Hai out earlier this morning would unexpectedly become a farewell present. A painful stab penetrated Bai Luo Yin’s heart, nearly severing his breath.

Just as he was about to give Gu Hai a call, his phone rang again—it was the instructor again.

“Xiao Bai! I was wrong. It’s at six o’clock, six o’clock!”

Once the call ended, Bai Luo Yin quickly drove to the exit of the base without hesitation.

As he sped along the road, Bai Luo Yin only had one thing in mind; to see Gu Hai one more time. Even if it was just a glance from the window, it would still be better than nothing.

Mentally measuring the distance of where he was to Gu Hai’s company, he calculated that it was less than five kilometers. But to his horror, a traffic jam started to form which was caused by an accident up ahead and the police were in the process of clearing up the scene.

Bai Luo Yin looked at his watch, there’s still time.

The traffic jam added another ten minutes to his trip. At first, there was plenty of time. But now, the timing has suddenly tightened.

Bai Luo Yin was deeply worried as he anxiously glanced at his watch again, afraid that there wouldn’t be enough time. In the end, he smacked the steering wheel, got out of the car and started to sprint madly toward the direction of Gu Hai’s company.

7 thoughts on “Addicted: Book Two – Chapter 72

  1. I have gotten into the habit of checking for new uploads every time I check my mobile. Thank you so much for the effort in translating this….

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  2. Waiting for next chapters is pure agony. Not complaining though 😛
    Just wanna tell u that I am very thankful for what u r doing and keep it up😁

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  3. A big THANK YOU for the great translations as well as all the translator’s notes with explanations. Thanks to you, I’ve been able to read most of book 1 and 2 after only recently discovering the series.

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