They knew that Yan Rusheng wouldn't give them a favorable response.
But they couldn't take it lying down just because he was such an autocrat.
Xuxu stood up and bowed respectfully to them. "Thank you, Uncles, for your trust."
When the Board of Directors meeting had ended, most of the old fellows left in twos and threes, except for a handful, who took their time to leave. These were the ones who possessed a relatively larger portion of the company shares and had a cordial relationship with Wang Daqin before her passing.
Acting out of her own initiative, Xuxu wanted to explain the matter to the directors, and this led Yan Rusheng to be filled with rage, but he refrained himself from displaying it.
At the end of the meeting, he left in a fit of pique.
Xuxu stayed behind to tidy up. Those few old directors who were still in the conference room walked over and spoke to her earnestly in their capacity as elders. "Xuxu, you and Third Yan have been married for some time now. Any plans to have a child?"
"Yes. Perhaps having a child will help to tame that arrogant and stuffy guy."
At the mention of this subject, Xuxu's cheeks flushed with embarrassment. "Haha let nature take its course."
Given his temperament, would a child be able to subdue him?
Will there be anyone in this world who can really subdue him? she thought to herself.
After sending off those esteemed directors, Xuxu returned to the president's office and saw that the door to Yan Rusheng's office was shut tight. She knew that he was blaming her for taking matters into her own hands.
"Sigh." Xuxu couldn't help but groan as she walked over to knock on his door.
Yan Rusheng responded coldly, "Come in."
Xuxu gingerly pushed the door open and saw Yan Rusheng sitting on his luxurious chair, facing a pile of documents.
He knew that it was Xuxu. But he didn't raise his head to look at her because he was still fuming at her.
"Do you want a drink?" Xuxu walked over and asked softly.
This fellow could be so childlike at times. So if she took the soft approach with him, he might be easier to talk to.
"I don't need it." Yan Rusheng stopped what he was doing and raised his head. He furrowed his eyebrows, and his infuriated stare darted straight at her. "Wen Xuxu, I'd like to hear how you intend to explain to those old fellows."
In reality, he didn't have to owe anyone an explanation.
Those old fellows were minor shareholders, and the sum of their shares was only a third of the Yan family's shareholdings. If he ever decided to take over their shares, he could just do it effortlessly.
But the old lady valued their comradeship. On account of their past contribution to the company, she entitled them to receive dividend payouts from Flourish & Prosper without having to lift a finger for the company.
Yet, they had the audacity to reproach him and demand an explanation from him.
Hmph. They're just forcing me to unify the company under my sole rulership.
"Grandmother's last wish was for me to assist you in the company. I can't possibly go against her wish and let you continue with your wilful ways." She looked at Yan Rusheng seriously; her words were earnest and determined. "I just can't do it."
She wasn't being pretentious. Since the day she married him, she took on the duty of shouldering the success or failure of Flourish & Prosper with him.
She hoped that Grandmother would be able to look down from heaven and witness Flourish & Prosper's glorious splendor.
"Wen Xuxu" Yan Rusheng gritted his teeth and replied, "That damned Charles. How dare he covet my woman and blatantly disregard me?"
At the mention of Charles, his malicious-looking eyes turned chillingly cold.
It seemed like there was some deep-set blood feud between them.
Xuxu blinked her eyes and responded in a playful tone, "Do you care about me that much?"