Lin Ruoxi tried to recall the information and said, "Because they were all documents that involved planning, we started the preparations one after another since the beginning of this year. The earliest ones were probably completed in January, and the rest were finalized last week. Only two people in the entire company, Mingyu and I, have the copies. Although the executives from the other departments were involved in the discussions, they did not have access to the compiled documents. Although the documents online are all in digital format, they are all in the official, standard format which means they were definitely leaked from the inside. Since we didnt have any original documents in digital form, theyre definitely not fabricated. Why? Have you found something out?"
"All the documents including last weeks were leaked?" Yang Chen continued asking in detail.
Lin Ruoxi replied with a confirmation, "You cant possibly be suspecting me, are you? After all, I also had access to the documents and thus can become a suspect. Plus its not like I dont have a motive to do it."
Yang Chen didnt know whether to laugh or to cry. "Ruoxi, is there a need for sarcasm right now? Ninety percent of Yu Lei Internationals shares are in your hands. I cant think of a person that would damage their own business. I know that you probably dont like Mingyu that much in your heart, but you wouldnt resort to such a method to bully her. Youre a proud woman after all, arent you?"
There was a brief silence from Lin Ruoxi. Then she ignored Yang Chens comments at the end of his sentence and said, "Theres only fifty-five percent of shares left in my hands now."
"What?" Yang Chen was startled, "How did it suddenly drop to only fifty-five?"
Lin Ruoxi said, "Since the launch of new materials, the company has been expanding at a large scale. Plus Ive been acquiring various entertainment and recreational businesses in the past few months. I needed some form of funding. Ive already paid back the entire loan that we took from the Union Bank of Switzerland. The market value of our company is very high now; our reviews have been very high globally. Naturally, our share prices have skyrocketed since. Thats why I sold off thirty-five percent of my shares. After all, as long as Im the one holding the company, it doesn’t matter how much I have either."
Yang Chen said, "There wasnt a need to repay the Union Bank of Switzerlands loan at all. Didnt the bank manager explain that to you? Why bear an unnecessary burden on the company? Besides, if youre short on money, just ask it from your husband, me. Why sell off the shares on your own?"
"Hmph, its not like I dont have my own money. I can keep myself alive. Why do I have to ask it from you?" Lin Ruoxi was obviously unhappy about Yang Chens male chauvinism.
"Do you think I would threaten you if you asked me for money? Am I really so petty in your eyes? Besides, why didnt you think it through? Now that you only have fifty-five percent of the shares in your hands, what would you do if there was a huge fluctuation in the companys shares and someone declared financial war against you?" Yang Chen asked, frowning.
Lin Ruoxi replied in a rather upset tone, "Do you think Im a deity? How would I know that something like this would happen? Plus, Im just the CEO of a multinational corporate. Others who hold positions like mine, for example, Microsofts Bill Gates only holds twenty percent of shares as well. Me holding about fifty percent of the shares is already a rather generous amount. What in the world wouldve made me think to keep the majority of my shares?"
Yang Chen was unwilling to continue going rounds on the topic. He sighed and said, "Okay okay, it doesnt matter now. What I want to say is that, if Im not wrong, Wu Yue is the one in charge of making photocopies of those documents."
Lin Ruoxi asked hesitatingly, "You suspect that Wu Yue did something to the documents?"
Yang Chen said, "Where are the photocopy machines? I remember you dont have those in your office."
Lin Ruoxi said, "Yes. Theyre all in Wu Yues office. But something of that sort is quite unlikely. Because I personally supervised Wu Yue finish photocopying most of those important documents before bringing them back to my office. If Wu Yue were to do something to it, I would definitely have known."
"One last question, the original copies of those documents are still inside the safe in Mingyus office, arent they?" Yang Chen said.
Feeling puzzled, Lin Ruoxi asked, "You opened the security safe?"
Yang Chen said, "No, Im just guessing."
Lin Ruoxi replied truthfully, "Theyre still inside indeed. We know that much. But technology is so advanced nowadays, as long as she has some digital equipment, she could have easily copied the physical documents into digital format anytime. This doesnt help to prove Mingyus innocence. After all, its even riskier to bring the physical copies around. If I were the thief, I wouldnt take the physical documents with me either."
"Hmph, in that case, everything makes sense now. Wu Yue didnt do anything to the documents on purpose. But she had unknowingly helped the person responsible for the mishap."
Recalling his memories, Yang Chens thoughts become clearer and he smiled with a sigh of relief.
However, there was no reply from Lin Ruoxis side at all, nor did she ask any more questions.
Yang Chen was still waiting for her to ask him so that he could boast to her. But after waiting for a while, all he heard was the sound of something hitting against a hard object.
"Ruoxi? Ruoxi? Are you still there?" Yang Chens heart tightened. "Dear please dont frighten me."
There was no reply at all from the other end of the phone, but the line was still connected.
Yang Chen suddenly realized what might have happened. He raced out of his office and dashed into an empty emergency staircase, made two leaps and then immediately arrived at the floor of the CEOs office.
As Yang Chen appeared in the corridor abruptly, Wu Yue who had just left her office and was about to head to Lin Ruoxis bumped straight into him.
Wu Yue panicked a little when she saw the anxious look on Yang Chens face. Before she got a chance to greet him, Yang Chen had already dashed towards the entrance of the CEOs office, and he pushed the door open.
When Yang Chen stepped into the office, what he saw next made his heart sink.
Lin Ruoxi was lying unconscious on the carpet in front of the office desk. She still had her phone in her hand. It was clear that she was still talking to Yang Chen when she suddenly fainted.
Wu Yue who had followed Yang Chen into the office screamed upon seeing this scene. She dropped the pile of documents she was holding in her hands, her eyes filled with panic.
Yang Chen took a moment to calm himself down before doing anything. He walked over to Lin Ruoxi and squatted down. He took her wrist in his hand and held her body in his embrace. He then transferred True Yuan into her body while carefully investigating the conditions of her body.
Shortly, Yang Chens eyes started burning with fury. His body was trembling a little.
Upon checking her body, Yang Chen discovered that an area near Lin Ruoxis liver contained a large accumulated amount of unknown substance that was probably toxic.
Although these substances were not fatal, they would obviously corrode Lin Ruoxis internal organs gradually and destroy the healthy cells. If he were to allow things to progress, he was sure that it would soon develop into a form of cancer.
Lin Ruoxi probably had a sudden onset of the disease just now, which led to an aggressive reaction from her bodys immune system, making her lose consciousness as a way of protecting the body.
"Whawhats wrong with Boss Lin?" Wu Yues face was full of sorrow. She started tearing and trembling, totally dumbfounded.
Yang Chen transferred a surge of True Yuan and stabilized Lin Ruoxis condition before he asked, "Did Ruoxi eat or drink anything just now?"
Wu Yue was stunned for a short while. She pointed towards a half-empty cup of hot coffee on the desk and said softly, "I only served Boss Lin the cup of coffee."
Yang Chen asked with a solemn face, "Did you make that coffee personally, without anyone else involved?"
Wu Yues face went ghastly pale, "Director Yang, its not me. I really dont know how this has happened. This coffee is Boss Lins favorite flavor. She has been drinking it all this while."
Yang Chen lifted Lin Ruoxi up with his arms and said to Wu Yue, "Ill be sending someone over later. Pass the coffee to that person and let him collect something from your office. If anyone asks about Ruoxis whereabouts, just say that she is feeling slightly unwell. Other than that, you may assume your previous task."
In the past, Wu Yue had always found Yang Chen a pain in her eyes. But she didnt dare to be reckless right now. She could only nod her head repeatedly to agree. And her eyes were filled with worry.
With Lin Ruoxi in his arms, Yang Chen went all the way downstairs to the parking lot. Driving Lin Ruoxis car, he immediately left the building and headed to the hospital.
While he was on the road, Yang Chen made a phone call to Molin. Molin was in the middle of investigating Li Minghes background and he couldnt leave. Thus, Yang Chen made him send another team member to Yu Leis office to bring the two pieces of evidence back to their secret base for analysis. At the same time, they had to monitor Li Minghe closely to know his exact location. They didnt want to attract his attention just yet, but they couldn’t let him disappear either.
Thanks to Yang Chens formidable True Yuan, Lin Ruoxis condition remained stable during the journey to the hospital.
Yang Chen got an intensive care unit of the highest standard, but he did not ask for any doctors in the hospital. He had no intention of relying on normal medical treatment to cure Lin Ruoxis illness.
Yang Chen locked the room door and switched off his phone to prevent any distractions. Then, he started combining the cell restoration characteristic of the Endless Resolve Restoration Scripture into his now formidable True Yuan and used it to clear the poison that had accumulated in Lin Ruoxis meridians.
Compared to the poison in Tang Wans bloodstream previously, the poison in Lin Ruoxis body was much weaker. If not for the large amount that had accumulated, it wouldnt have affected her in such a way.
However, this made it easier for Yang Chen to treat her. He didnt have to use his own blood just to purge the poison out. Instead, using just his True Yuan, he could guide the poison out of her body.
To avoid damaging Lin Ruoxis internal organs, Yang Chen was very careful with how he proceeded with this. He spent nearly an hour to finally remove most of the poison in her body.
When Yang Chen finished removing the poison, a sickly flush appeared on Lin Ruoxis pale face. A mouthful of black blood clot surged out from the corner of the still unconscious Lin Ruoxis mouth.
Yang Chen was already prepared for this. He wiped it all off with a piece of wet towel so that none of the blood would get on Lin Ruoxis clothes.
Looking at the pale and dry lips of the woman before him breathing in and out feebly, and the hair strands that stuck to her forehead, Yang Chen sighed heavily. He held Lin Ruoxis hand in his and got lost in a daze.
In fact, in Yang Chens eyes, no matter what happened to the company, as long as she was fine, nothing else mattered. Compared to the trouble in the company, Yang Chens heart was clenched even more tightly when he saw the unconscious Lin Ruoxi. He almost couldnt catch his breath for a second.
Just as Yang Chen was immersed in his thoughts, Lin Ruoxi regained her consciousness slowly. She looked at her surroundings in confusion and realized that she was in a hospital ward. She seemed to remember what had just happened, and she slowly shifted her gaze towards Yang Chen who was standing in front of her bed, asking weakly, "The company How are things going now?"
Yang Chen was delighted to see that Ruoxi had come to. He ran to get a cup of lukewarm water so that Lin Ruoxi could rinse her mouth with it. But the moment he heard her words, the joyous expression on his face froze immediately.
After slowly placing the cup of water on the table, he turned to look at Lin Ruoxi with an unpleasant look on his face, saying, "Cant you think of anything else in your mind? Is the company really all you care about? Youre already lying in the hospital. Dont you know how to worry about yourself first? Lin Ruoxi, this behavior of yours is not professional dedication but stupidity."
The more he scolded her, the more worked up Yang Chen got. He stood up and started walking up and down before her hospital bed with his hands on his hips. He pointed his finger at Lin Ruoxi and continued saying, "If I had known this, I wouldnt have saved you so quickly. I wouldve left you there. Yu Lei International going bankrupt mightve been a good thing. You could be a housewife. And you wouldnt have to hold meetings or work overtime so often. Youre a married woman and yet youre busy working from day to night. If others hear of this, they might even think that your husband enjoys mistreating you, making you earn to keep the family alive. Do you know that you were poisoned? If I wasnt by your side, it might have turned into cancer. Do you know that?"
Yang Chen just went on and on scolding her like that, totally infuriated.
However, Lin Ruoxi went from her initial confusion to looking at him with a gentle gaze. A smile then crept onto the corners of her mouth.
Noticing that Lin Ruoxi was not angry and was smiling shyly instead, Yang Chen was slightly taken aback. He said aloud, "Why? Do you find it funny? Let me tell you, even if you call me selfish or a male chauvinist, thats just how I am. So be it if Im a petty man. I cant be bothered about the lives of those people in the company. I dont believe that their entire lives revolve around you being the CEO."
Lin Ruoxi lowered her head. She was pinching and grabbing at the blanket with her hands as she said, "Right now, Mingyu is still in the police station. While youre here saying all these to me, dont you worry about how shes doing now?"
A resigned look flashed across Yang Chens eyes. He said with a bitter smile, "Im worried. Of course Im worried. But theres an order of priority to everything."
Lin Ruoxi raised her head and said, "Im feeling much better now. You can proceed with your other business."
Yang Chens temper was all gone now. He sighed in resignation, "Lin Ruoxi, I really cant do anything about you. Youre still doing this to me at such a time. Its already total chaos outside, and Mingyu is still in the police station. But even at a crucial time like this, Ive turned off my phone to focus solely on you. I ignored everything else just so that I can focus on removing the poison in your body. Do you possibly need me to dig my heart out and cut it into slices for you to observe under a microscope before you will understand my feelings towards you?"