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Mo Di swept the room and said, “I want to bring a team member with me, this should be fine, right?”
The staff hesitated, “The investor did not mention anyone else, but … I suppose it’s fine.”
“Alright,” Mo Di said to Lin Jun Feng who just happened to be looking at him, “Can you come with me?”
“Of course! No problem!” Lin Jun Feng stood up and patted his stomach. “You can count on me!”
The staff was somewhat intimidated by Lin Jun Feng’s height and stature. He swallowed his saliva and thought, ‘This guy seems tough.’
Mo Di and Lin Jun Feng followed the staff out of the villa and towards a further part of the base.
“Isn’t this where we were gathered when we first came?” Mo Di asked.
“Yes, it’s easier to hold a conference here,” The staff explained as he guided them. “And there’s a difference between the conference rooms on different floors. Your meeting is held on the top floor.”
“I see,” Mo Di responded.
That was understandable because if it really was a bigshot investor, they would have to give him differential treatment.
On the top floor, the staff led them to a large door at the end of the corridor. He knocked twice before pushing it open.
“Manager, Captain Mo is here.”
“He’s here? Please come in,” From inside the conference room came a woman’s voice, “Mr. Qin, since Captain Mo is already here, we’ll take our leave. You two can take your time to discuss.”
Mo Di’s eyelids jumped and he had an adverse feeling.
A middle-aged woman in high-heels came out of the room. She was the manager who was attending to the guest inside. She immediately flashed Mo Di a smile and said, “Captain Mo, go in quickly, Mr. Qin is waiting for you.”
She winked at the staff member who brought them over. “Come, don’t disturb our guest. You can go to make some coffee.”
Mo Di stalled in front of the door for a moment but he eventually stepped in.
Sure enough, the big investor sitting in the room was none other than Hua Xia’s top businessman — Qin Guang Jie, Qin Cheng Yi’s father.
Mo Di was skeptical that Qin Guang Jie came to see him personally just so he could invest in his game. Even if Qin Guang Jie believed that this game would be the next big thing in the gaming industry, he would only need to send a subordinate to negotiate. Mo Di had his own company before and he had dealt with these sly old foxes multiple times. A new and unripe project like his would not be able to get their attention.
So Qin Guang Jie coming to see him just to talk about investing in his game was highly suspicious.
The thoughts ran through Mo Di’s head but there was no change in his expression. He pretended to be surprised and said, “Hello, you are… Chairman of the Qin Group, Qin Guang Jie? Am I right?”
Lin Jun Feng was similarly shocked by the name but having interacted with the superhuman Mu Tian Heng regularly, he managed to keep his cool and steadily followed Mo Di’s lead.
Qin Guang Jie stood up and went to greet them. He laughed and said to Mo Di, “What a promising young man. You’re so successful at such a young age that it puts me to shame. ‘Heroes are cultivated from young’ is most likely referring to you here.”
Mo Di shook his head modestly. “I’m just an ordinary student who loves to play games. You are too flattering.”
Qun Guang Jie laughed loudly. “I saw your new game! It’s very well done! Great job! It’s not a stretch to say it could set off a new trend in the gaming world! It’s still a fairly new project but I’m sure it has great potential.”
“I’m not going to beat around the bush anymore. I would like to invest in your game, what do you think? I will try to meet whatever prepositions you have. I believe we’ll be able to work well together!”
Lin Jun Feng was shaking with excitement! Qin Guang Jie came to them personally and wanted to invest in their team!!!
He was already screaming in his head!
They’re gonna be rich! They’re gonna be rich!!!
Mo Di did not show any joy. Instead, he had a slightly guilty look and said, “Mr. Qin, I’m honored that you think so highly of our games but… But I’m sorry, I can’t accept this offer. I’ve already made a deal with someone else.”
Lin Jun Feng was dumbfounded. ‘What?!! Xiao Di actually turned down the offer?!!!’
And not only that, he said that he already had a deal with someone else. Who? Why don’t they know anything?
“You’ve accepted someone else’s offer?” Qin Guang Jie had an unwilling and slightly unhappy look. “To think someone beat me to it.”
“I’m sorry,” Mo Di apologized. “We’re honored that you reached out to us but I’m truly regretful we can’t cooperate this time.”
Qin Guang Jie was quite displeased. He sighed with regret and said, “Ai… You really can’t cooperate with me? If you only agreed to their investment, it doesn’t mean we can’t work together.”
Mo Di, “I’m really sorry.”
“You really won’t change your mind?” Hearing Mo Di’s adamant refusal, Qin Guang Jie’s mood sank but he did not show his anger. “So you’ve reached an agreement with the other party and formed a partnership?”
“Yes,” Mo Di nodded. “I’m really sorry.”
“Can you tell me who the other person you’re working with is?” Qin Guang Jie looked at Mo Di, “If it’s possible, I’d love to meet him and discuss! Actually, the three of us can work on this together.”
Mo Di’s heart thumped as he finally had a hint. He looked at Qin Guang Jie maintaining a good temperament in front of him and smiled, “I think Mr. Qin should be able to guess who that person is.”
The rumor of him having a good relationship with Mu Tian Heng had not been thoroughly spread among the upper circles but the Mo and Qin family should have long been aware of it.
Surely Qin Guang Jie could guess that this person was Mu Tian Heng.
To a certain point, Mo Di knew that before he even came, he’d probably assumed that Mu Tian Heng was an investor in this project.
So what was Qin Guang Jie doing here if it wasn’t for Mu Tian Heng?!
Mo Di suddenly thought of something and clenched his fingers.
Qin Guang Jie did not show any obvious change after hearing Mo Di’s response. “Now that you’ve said that, I think I can strongly believe that you’re talking about Mu Tian Heng. I heard that you two are quite close?”
“Yes, it is Director Mu and we do have a good relationship. He invested in my game a few days ago and the contract is being drafted. I have to keep my word, after all, trust is the foundation of any business, don’t you think so Mr. Qin?”
“Of course, trust is very important but I still think there’s a chance for us to work together. I can be your second investor, it’s just like being another shareholder in the company. We’ll split the risk and profit while you can produce the game with sufficient capital. It’s a win-win situation.”
“But I’ve already settled the terms with Director Mu, it’s inappropriate to take it back. It is a good offer but the timing is not right.”
“I understand. Young man, you want to be trusted, that’s a very good quality but you also have to be flexible. How about this, you can talk to Director Mu about this and tell him I’m available to discuss further plans if he’s willing,” Qin Guang Jie flashed Mo Di a smile and continued, “I’ll talk to him and if we can’t reach a consensus, I won’t bring this up again.”
Lin Jun Feng lightly tugged Mo Di’s clothes. He was shaking in his boots! How could Mo Di be this calm?!
He thought they should just go with it lest they offend a powerful figure like Qin Guang Jie! As a matter of fact, he felt that Mo Di was a little too unrelenting towards Qin Guang Jie. Good thing Qin Guang Jie did not seem bothered by it.
“This.. I’ll find a chance to talk to Director Mu. My apologies for making you come here for nothing. I’ll treat you to dinner sometime,” Mo Di said apologetically.
“Ai, there’s no need. Not every business deal goes through,” Qin Guang Jie smiled brightly and the wrinkles on his face creased together. “Don’t forget to mention this to Director Mu. I’m sure he’ll understand the prospect of us working together.”
Mo Di exchanged pleasantries with Qin Guang Jie for a few more minutes before exiting the room with Lin Jun Feng.
The two staff members saw him coming out and were curious.
“We’re in a hurry, we’ll be going back to the villa now,” Mo Di said before the staff could say anything else.
When he reached their common area, Mo Di went straight to the bathroom and gave Mu Tian Heng a call.
He told him everything that had happened between him and Qin Guang Jie.
That’s right, Qin Guang Jie’s purpose had always been Mu Tian Heng. Mo Di did not know the reason but he was certain of this.
Mu Tian Heng’s eyes darkened after having been informed of this. He gently said to Mo Di, “It’s alright, I’ll meet with him this once. We do need a good talk. After all, I can’t just ignore the richest man in Hua Xia.”
His little one could guess that Qin Guang Jie was using him to get through to himself but he was probably unaware of the reason behind this. However, Mu Tian Heng was very clear.
To think that just because Qin Guang Jie failed to reach him, he went to his little friend instead.
Alright then, Qin Guang Jie, if you want to meet me so badly, let’s meet. But this wouldn’t change a thing.
The plans he had made for the Qin Group were already in motion and he would not stop.