“Using me to do someone else a favor?” After waiting for the family of three to leave, Luo Xingchen finally couldn’t hold it in anymore.
Jiang Hong and his family had experienced a lot of things over the past year because of what had happened, so they had easily been swayed by Su Tang’s words and even felt very grateful to her, but Luo Xingchen could see at a glance that Su Tang was just putting on a show to buy their hearts.
Of course, Su Tang wasn’t actually tricking them or anything, since she was offering real benefits and wouldn’t go back on her promises, but Luo Xingchen still couldn’t help but shake her head. A certain Tang that she knew was really very resourceful, ah.
Su Tang snorted, “What? You don’t want your shares of those farms? If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have to go through so much trouble trying to find people I can use.”
Luo Xingchen had started managing her family’s business at the age of 12, which was to say that by now she had already been in charge of a portion of the family business for nearly four years. She definitely had a fair number of talented and useful people under her.
Unfortunately, because of the complex situation within the Luo family, as well as the fact that these five farms were “private property” which could get Luo Xingchen in trouble if exposed, she didn’t dare give Su Tang any of her people to use.
And capable people with management talent weren’t the type that could be bought easily. The truly capable won’t fall to the bottom. No matter what time or space, so long as there was human society this truth was immutable.
Thus, now that Su Tang had Jiang Hong and his wife, two diligent, well-organized workers that had already sold themselves to her, she didn’t plan to let them go easily. With a bit of training they would become very easy to use and, coupled with the fact that she was more or less their family’s benefactor, Su Tang could rest assured leaving things to them for the time being.
Of course, this topic only made Luo Xingchen feel guilty. After all, Su Tang had given her so many shares, but all she had provided was a bit of money. Everything else, including the three recent achievements, were all the result of Su Tang running around everywhere and working hard.
In fact, if you asked Su Tang’s opinion on the topic, she was actually happier to groom her own employees, even if it was a bit more difficult. After all, even if the people under Luo Xingchen were easy to use, that didn’t necessarily mean that she would know how to use them. Meanwhile, whether Jiang Hong or not could become someone easy to use, she could cultivate him for a while and slowly make that determination later, but he was at least her own person.
All that in mind, Su Tang didn’t bother to continue the topic. Instead, she asked in a flippant tone: “By the way, who on earth is that person, that they can even make the overbearing Second Young Master Luo swallow this kind of injustice?”
It could be said that Luo Xingchen had been establishing her own strength in the Luo family over the past few years, and she was clearly able to lock horns with her elder brother on usual days, so why were her hands so tied this time?
Hearing Su Tang’s question, Luo Xingchen sighed and replied, “That man is one of Luo Xinghe’s most trusted people, and his sister is Luo Xinghe’s favorite concubine. He knows many of Luo Xinghe’s secrets, so if I try to touch him despite Luo Xinghe’s protection, part of my strength will inevitably be revealed.”
“If I really did such a thing and it ended up alarming my brother, then our sauce business would probably also end up affected. When one part of a body is affected, the whole body is often implicated, Tang, you should understand this reasoning, right?”
Although the present circumstances made it seem like she was able to fight her brother on even grounds, that was actually just the result of her father’s deliberate machinations. After all, the current head of the Luo family was afraid of either of his two sons becoming too strong, which was why he was using them to check and balance one another.
That was also why this sauce business was such a big opportunity for Luo Xingchen. So long as it was handled well, she would be able to amass a lot more power. Therefore, Luo Xingchen didn’t really want to have any direct competition with her brother during this period of time, for fear that an accident might happen and affect all of her preparations.
Although she knew that Jiang Hong and his family were the victims in this matter, she could only try her best to compensate them within her means. She didn’t dare to take any big actions now while her foundation was still unstable because if their matter really ended up affecting the overall situation, the losses would massively outweigh any gains.
“En, that’s true. Anyway, there’s no hurry, we just need to finish setting up our business first. However, you also heard my promise, right? When the time comes and that person can be caught, leave him alive for Jiang Hong’s family to deal with.” Su Tang also understood the situation, so she didn’t try to make things difficult for her friend and only laid out some simple conditions for after everything was settled.
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