Chapter 121: Asking for a Favor
At the critical moment, Li Xiaoran stood up. “I still have some documents to finish.” Then, he left Qiao An and walked straight to the study.
Qiao An’s face scrunched up in embarrassment, but when Li Xiaoran passed her, she still grabbed his sleeve.
“Dr. Li, can you accept an interview with Hai Yue magazine?” Qiao An asked respectfully.
Li Xiaoran stopped and glanced at Qiao An.
Qiao An looked at him nervously. Her heart was about to jump out of her throat.
Li Xiaoran said leisurely, “Did you just say that I’m gentle and considerate to you? Just like Big Brother, I tolerate you in every way and shelter you from the wind and rain. I’ll teach you the principles of life?”
Qiao An nodded dryly. Although there was some flattery in those words, there was also some sincerity.
Li Xiaoran suddenly became serious and said, “Qiao An, since you know that I’m good to you, as long as you say the word, I’ll help you. You shouldn’t pretend to beg me! You’re too polite.”
Qiao An was actually a little ashamed.
“Thank you,” she said.
However, after settling Li Xiaoran, it was only the first step on the long journey. She did not have any relationship with the other two young masters of the capital, Chen Xiao and Huo Zhou. She did not even have their contact details.
Fortunately, Qiao An had an idea and targeted Li Xiaoran.
“Doctor Li, you know Chen Xiao, right?”
Li Xiaoran nodded dryly and sneered. “You sure know how to make the best use of things.”
Qiao An’s ears turned red from embarrassment as she said in a low voice, “Didn’t you say so yourself? You told me not to be an outsider in front of you.”
Li Xiaoran did not like Qiao An’s pleading attitude. He said, “Who else do you want to interview?”
Qiao An blurted out, “I’m now the editor-in-chief of a male magazine. The targeted interviewees are the young talents in the capital. The four young masters of Jingdu are the first choice, except for Li Zecheng.”
Li Xiaoran frowned slightly. As the chief editor of a men’s magazine, Qiao An would interact with outstanding men all day long. Would she admire them? He was inexplicably a little jealous.
Qiao An called his dazed soul back.
Li Xiaoran felt a little lucky. Fortunately, the four young masters Qiao An wanted to interview were all close to him.
Li Xiaoran leaned forward and leaned close to Qiao An. His fox-like eyes flickered as he said, “Coincidentally, I know them. I can introduce them to you.”
Qiao An was overjoyed. “Thank you, Dr. Li.”
Li Xiaoran said faintly, “But they’re not people who like to face the media. This matter is a little difficult.”
Qiao An immediately swore. “Dr. Li, as long as you help me do this, I’ll agree to any requests in the future.”
At this moment, she did not realize that what she had asked Li Xiaoran to do was something that could be done with a phone call.
“Go back and wait for my news,” Li Xiaoran said brightly.
Qiao An nodded obediently.
When she left Li Xiaoran’s house, she suddenly thought of something important. She suddenly stopped and turned around, asking Li Xiaoran, “Doctor Li, the interview will take about two hours. I hope you can cooperate the entire time.”
Li Xiaoran said, “Sure.”
Qiao An heaved a sigh of relief.
However, Li Xiaoran suddenly added, “The premise is that you interview me personally?”
Qiao An was stunned, then nodded.
Just as Qiao An’s career was doing well, Li Zecheng heard that Qiao An had returned to work at the Haiyue Corporation. Not only that, her position had also risen by three levels. This made Li Zecheng furious.
He called his buddy, a certain executive of the Haiyue Corporation, and asked, “Zhenxing, are you going back on your word?”
After solemnly accepting Li Zecheng’s benefits, he didn’t do anything for Li Zecheng and felt very guilty. He hurriedly explained to Li Zecheng, “Brother, this isn’t my fault. I did asked my subordinates to fire her. But I don’t know who pulled her back to work. I heard that the backer behind Qiao An this time is very powerful.”
Li Zecheng sneered. “She has a backer too? Other than our Li family, what other backer can she have?”
He solemnly recalled those rumors. “But why did I hear that the person who recommended Qiao An to return to Haiyue is our young master, Lu Beijin?”
Li Zecheng hung up the phone solemnly.
He found it unbelievable. In his memory, Lu Beijin had just returned the country after his studies, and he had no entanglements with Qiao An. Why should he protect Qiao An’s job?
However, in order to destroy Qiao An, Li Ze’en had to see Lu Beijin no matter what.
He ordered his secretary, “Arrange an appointment with CEO Lu of Hai Yue.”
In response to his request, the secretary called Hai Yue Corporation in front of him.
After some time, Lu Beijin received the call. He originally thought that Lu Beijin would give happily accept his invitation.
However, when Li Zecheng’s secretary explained his intentions, “CEO Lu, CEO Li wants to see you. I wonder if CEO Lu can spare some precious time…”
Li Zecheng never dreamed that Lu Beijin would be so rude to him. “CEO Li? Sorry, my schedule has been very tight recently. I’m afraid I can’t find the time to see him.”
Li Zecheng snatched the phone from the secretary’s hand and said coldly, “CEO Lu, I’m Li Zecheng. Your company’s employee, Qiao An, is my wife. She’s pregnant with my child and isn’t suitable to go to work. I hope you can persuade her…”
Before he could finish, Lu Beijin interrupted him. “Young Master Li, if you have the ability, you should control your wife and not let her go out. Since she came to Hai Yue Corporation to look for a job and has contributed so much to Hai Yue, we will not make the unwise decision to fire outstanding employees.”
Li Zecheng gritted his teeth in anger. “CEO Lu, are you not giving me face?” The atmosphere became tense.
Lu Beijin said, “Young Master Li is making things difficult for me. Qiao An is protected by the young president of the Huo Group. We can’t afford to offend the Li family and the Huo Group.
“The Huo Group?” Li Zecheng was shocked. Qiao An’s backer was actually the famous Harris family?
How was that possible?
“Young Master Li, I’ve said what I needed to say. Please understand my difficulties. Goodbye.” Lu Beijin hung up.
Li Zecheng was in a panic.
If Qiao An had the Huo family as her backer, his lawsuit would not result in a good outcome for him.
Thinking of the evidence in Qiao An’s hands, if it was exposed, Li Zecheng would lose his reputation and even implicate the entire Li family.
Thinking of this, Li Zecheng instantly felt that something was wrong.