"What happened?" Yang Sheng barked at Hu Chi who was sweating from top to bottom. He lowered his head and spoke in a low voice. "P-plan failed. When our men went to plant bombs at R-Tech's manufacturing units somehow the opposite party was already prepared." He looked at XM's back and pointed. "She must have done something."
"Bloody hell!" Yang Sheng banged his fist on the pillar. He had deployed over fifty men to perform the task. His motive was simple, to destroy R-Tech's reputation and frame her company for providing an unsafe working environment. They had planned the blasts at the two manufacturing units that employ over sixteen thousand workers on various levels.
The workers' death would create pressure on her, receiving criticism from the human rights organization and labor organization for being an irresponsible employee. Even the new manufacturing unit she is building under Feng Corporation's collaboration would be forced to stop.
The compensation and losses would have been more than enough to wipe out her entire capital. Even the joint efforts of Phoenix Enterprises and Feng Corporation would have been futile in her case, dragging them into the mess along with R-Tech.
Though it took a lot of money and resources for Yang Sheng to make it possible in two days, it was his way to teach her a lesson for trying to dig information on him. He attacked her most precious possession. Her company, R-Tech!
"Where are my men?" Yang Shang had sent his best men to do the task with no problem.
"No communication! Probably dead!" Hu Chi replied meekly. "Surprisingly, they were in contact with me through messages until we entered the banquet but now their phones are switched off.
Hu Chi's face turned paler as he answered the call. Fear overcomes him, his legs started to shake. Unconsciously he glanced at the woman who was calmly eating the crab. Maybe she sensed his gaze and turned to look at him, showing an innocent smile.
"What else?" Yang Sheng scowled.
"A series of blasts are taking place at our factories around the world. Be it legal or illegal, Underground or surface. Just as I'm talking to you somewhere around the world a factory is reducing down to ashes every seven minutes apart." The more Hu Chi looked at her the creepier he feels. "Surprisingly no one died. Before any unit explodes the respective factory head receives a mysterious call from a woman telling them to run before the entire place explodes in seven minutes…. Ending the call with a word, [Boomerang]"
"Argh…. XM… How dare you attack me?" Yang Sheng low growled. Rage filled him, even the several deep breaths could not suppress the anger brewing inside him. Least he was aware there's another surprise in waiting.
Meanwhile, on the table, she was enjoying her meal with Feng Jianyu when her phone rang. She excused herself from the table and went to the corner to answer the call. Feng Jianyu's vision followed his wife, it was a dangerous place he wanted to keep her within the sight. He could not hear the conversation but he saw her giving vivid expressions on that single call…. From indifferent to smiling to serious to sad.
After she hung up, instead of returning she patted her phone on her palm as if taking time to think something before she made a phone call.
Feng Jianyu noticed Zian (XM's brother)who was seated at the adjacent table answered his phone and looked at Xiu Mei for a couple of seconds before leaving the venue instantly.
By the time she returned her face was gloomy.
"Are they safe?"
"Yes… But scared! Scared for their father! I'll tell you in detail after reaching our place. Let's wait a little longer, we need to buy time."
Feng Jianyu asked nothing more, he already understood what it could be.
After some time Xiu Mei left the banquet with Feng Jianyu on the pretext of not feeling well. Mr. Philips didn't insist as he was aware she landed into the country today only and straightway came to attend the banquet. She must be feeling jet-lagged.
"Just know I've heard many things about you and CEO Feng from President Qingzhou, call me if you need anything. I think we share a common interest in a few things or maybe a few people." Philips Petrov gave her his card. Xiu Mei understood the meaning of his words and accepted the card with a nod.
"Is Mr. Petrov pointing at the man with whom I've shared a not so pleasant moment a while ago? Mr. Yang Sheng?" Instead of doing tai-chi she came straight to the point.
"Yes… I'm talking about the very man. Judging by your conversation it seems there's more to your and CEO Feng's impromptu visit." Just like her he didn't beat around the bushes and came straight out, alternating her gaze between the couple. He hinted at certain things that he was not aware of but caught judging her attitude against Yang Sheng.
Feng Jianyu: "Yes there are many reasons behind our visit. Rest assured it won't hinder the peace and security of the country. It wouldn't be wrong to say we are doing a huge favor."
Philips Petrov picked the implicit meaning behind Feng Jianyu's statement. "If it's a favor, then being the vice president of the country I wish to be offered a chance of cooperation. Rest assured, I'm a reliable party and want to contribute to the noble cause."
He started walking to drop them to the door, "And If I'm not wrong your motive to come with President Qingzhou was to talk to me about the same."
Xiu Mei smiled, "Mr. Petrov you're quite blatant with your words, so unlikely for a politician. You know nothing about us, yet dared to open all the cards."
"Who said I don't know anything about you? These days you both are the talk of the business circle. Moreover, CEO Feng Jianyu's last visit was quite adventurous, attracted my attention instantly. And who can neglect the young Major General Feng Jin who is secretly staying in the villa in the outskirts of the country and has a major role in confiscating the Radium shipment." His answer instantly won Xiu Mei's heart.
Feng Jianyu laughed heartily. "Mr. Petrov really has remarkable resources for information."
"That's my job! Being a public servant I've to keep my eyes on everything and there's no room for surprises. I'm sure it's the same for you two. That's why you must have done thorough research about me before reaching out to Qingzhou." Philips Petrov smiles equally. "I won't hold you any longer. My card is with Miss. XM, feel free to call me anytime."