With his final word, Lu Jinnian glanced towards the open door and then at Qiao Anhao's pale face standing on the other side of the door. He twitched his lips but never pulled his eyes away from her.
"Lu Jinnian, you better pray that nothing happens to my mother. If anything does happen, then I'll be sure to get you!" Xu Jiamu gritted his teeth when he finished speaking, turned, and walked, incredibly angry, out of the office.
When Xu Jiamu came in front of Qiao Anhao, her heart was a little panicked. Lu Jinnian was the one who clearly did this, but she felt like she was the one who particularly let Xu Jiamu down. She cried in a low voice, "Brother Jiamu."
When Xu Jiamu heard Qiao Anhao's voice, he slightly slowed down a little, but didn't stop. He brushed her shoulders on his way out.
Qiao Anhao instinctively turned around, chased after Jiamu and grabbed his sleeve. "Brother Jiamu, don't be so angry..."
Xu Jiamu's footsteps were firm and his lips were tightly pursed, face still filled with rage. He wanted to say something to Qiao Anhao, but at that moment, he was simply not in the mood to talk. In the end, he gave a gentle nod, then forcibly pulled his sleeve from her grip. As he strode into the elevator, he never turned his head, and left.
Lu Jinnian looked at the scene unfolding in front of him. The sight of it was hard to watch, so he instinctively lowered his head. He straightened out his clothes that Xu Jiamu had creased up. He only lifted his head when he heard the sound of the elevator. Then he said to Qiao Anhao, who was not too far away, "Come in."
Qiao Anhao stood at the spot for a long time before she turned around. Without making a sound, she walked into Lu Jinnian's office.
Lu Jinnian shut the door and pointed at the sofa, offering her a seat. Then he asked, "Do you want something to drink?"
Qiao Anhao shook her head as she sat on the sofa.
Lu Jinnian walked to his desk and picked up the desk phone with one hand. In a low voice, he ordered, "A cup of coffee and another of milk tea."
Lu Jinnian hung up the phone and glanced over at Qiao Anhao, who sat quietly on the sofa. He slowly walked over to her and sat down.
Qiao Anhao lifted her head, then looked into Lu Jinnian's eyes, as she asked, "Aunt Xu's several dozen billion investment project that got sc.r.a.pped in the end... was that your doing?"
Lu Jinnian didn't speak. The office seemed quite silent.
About three minutes had pa.s.sed when a knocking was heard from the door. Lu Jinnian cleared his throat, then said, "Enter."
The door opened and Lu Jinnian's secretary entered, carrying a tray. She walked over to the sofa and placed the coffee and milk on the table. Then she left without a sound.
Lu Jinnian pushed the milk towards Qiao Anhao, then finally answered her question. "I did it."
He answered with certainty, not a hint of hesitation. Qiao Anhao's fingers s.h.i.+vered for a moment, as she stared at Lu Jinnian's blinking eyes, and continued to ask, "The only reason why the Xu Enterprise's stocks dropped so dramatically was because you did something behind the scenes?"
Lu Jinnian didn't dispute it. This time, his answer was far swifter than before. "That's right."
"Then, when Xu Enterprise's stocks plummeted, you bought a large amount of it just to take power from the Xu family?" Qiao Anhao asked her question particularly slowly. She practically shot it out word-by-word. So much so that when she finished asking, she felt her racing heart stop, as she started into his eyes with her full attention.