March 5, 2022

Chapter 93: Field Inspection

Zhang Yansheng is in a good mood.

Through her self-awareness, her heart swelled, but she was awakened afterwards. And now, her mentality was completely different from before.

She calculated it for a while. Although he said he’d give her a whole number and told her not to touch her 4-million private money, in fact, her private money was just kept there, which was of no great use. She decided to put the 4 million yuan in and invest for《Leaving the Solar System》.

This is not considered a radical investment, because first of all, she is open to hang up and predict the future; second, the 4 million yuan is just a ‘spare money’ for Zhang Yansheng, even if she loses it by investing in real unknown results, it will not hurt her muscles and bones.

This matter is settled. She just needs to wait for Xu Lichen to see how much he can take out.

Xu Lichen was pulled in because she was 100% sure that this was a profitable business, and this was a movie that Xu Lichen loved so much in the previous life. With his fanaticism, she would really feel sorry for him if she didn’t call him.

But Zhang Yansheng also thought of her maternal uncle — a 100% chance to make money, so of course, she would like to share it with people close to her. There are not many people close to her, but her maternal uncle is a very important one.

Zhang Yansheng then called her uncle.

After the greetings, she talked about《Leaving the Solar System》, although it was only over the phone and not as detailed as in the conference room of the headquarters today, but she still explained the details clearly.

Her uncle smiled and said, “Do you want to ask your uncle for money? Okay, uncle will support you with 500,000 yuan.”

Zhang Yansheng was startled and said, “No, I think it is a good project, so I want you to invest together…”

Her uncle laughed loudly and said, “Yanyan can still think of uncle if there is a good thing, uncle didn’t love you in vain.”

Zhang Yansheng finally reacted and realized that his uncle didn’t intend to invest at all.

There is no need to chase the reason for this matter. Maybe her uncle’s liquidity is tight. Maybe her uncle thinks she is just a child playing around. Maybe her uncle just doesn’t like to get involved in the film and television industry… There are too many possibilities for ‘why’.

Although it was a bit regrettable, Zhang Yansheng knew when to stop, so she said with a smile: “Forget it, I just mentioned it casually.”

Her uncle said, “Wait, I’ll transfer the money to you.”

Zhang Yansheng hurriedly said, “No, if you don’t want to invest, then you don’t need to give me money.”

Her uncle smiled and said, “Isn’t this your first investment? Uncle has to support it anyway.”

Zhang Yansheng said, “Then I’ll count it as your investment, and you will make a lot of money from me in the future.”

Her uncle laughed, not taking it seriously.

After hanging up the phone, his wife asked, “What’s the matter? What’s that 500,000 yuan?” Her husband told everything to her, but she was unhappy: “You are so generous.”

Her uncle said solemnly: “It’s not a lot of money.”

“In the eyes of the Zhang family, of course that is not a lot of money.” Her aunt said unhappily, “If you take out that amount of money, she may not receive it well. She might even think that you are stingy.”

Her uncle said hurriedly, “Yanyan is not that kind of child.”

Her aunt was unhappy for a while, but her emotions passed, and she said, “Forget it, forget it, she’s my niece anyway.”

Her uncle said happily: “That’s right!”

Her aunt said, “Then can you discuss it with me first next time, so as not to throw hundreds of thousands of nuts out by yourself?”

Her uncle hurriedly said, “Definitely, next time!”

In fact, the specific amount of private money in Zhang Yansheng’s hands is more than 3 million. She wants to make up another 400,000 yuan. There is no need to make up for this, her uncle’s money was added in, and it just happened to be made up the whole amount.

Xu Lichen also quickly called her: “It’s done! I can get 10 million out.”

Zhang Yansheng asked, “Do you mean to buy a motorcycle or…?”

“Zhang Yansheng, you’re looking down on me again, right?” Xu Lichen grinned, “I told my mother seriously.”

Zhang Yansheng smiled: “Congratulations.”

Xu Lichen hummed a few times, but couldn’t help but say, “You don’t know how shocked my mother was.”

Zhang Yansheng said, “I can imagine.”

She asked again: “So your mother, did she agree with this project, or did she just give you money because she wanted to reward you for doing business?”

Xu Lichen was taken aback, pondered for a while, and tentatively said, “Half and half?”

“Actually, there is not much money. I will take 5 million by myself, and she will give me 5 million.” Xu Lichen said, “It’s really not much, just 5 million. Even if I don’t invest it in, I will lose it blindly, and I can lose it in three strokes. She must think that it is better to invest it in than to lose it blindly.”

Zhang Yansheng almost laughed out loud and said, “Then I will confirm with the other side.”

“Wait, wait, wait, wait!” Xu Lichen said, “I’m just saying, do we have to go to the field to inspect it? Otherwise, it would be too easy to invest the money.”

Zhang Yansheng’s blind spot was awakened. Zhang Yansheng relied on her foreknowledge of her previous life and knew in her heart that《Leaving the Solar System》would explode 100%, and she never thought about going to the field to see it or anything. But for normal investment, don’t you really need to have it carefully examined?

Zhang Yansheng contacted Mo Lin and said that she wanted to go on a field inspection. Mo Lin agreed: “I will arrange it.”

Mo Lin is very efficient in doing things, and she quickly contacted Director Xie.

The next day, Zhang Yansheng told Zhang Huan: “I’m going for field inspection of the project”, and left with a suitcase in tow.

Zhang Huan: “…”

Just like that.

Zhang Yansheng and Xu Lichen flew to Xie’s place. Mo Lin couldn’t leave an investment promotion meeting and couldn’t fly over in time, so Director Xie received them. Although it was already known from Mo Lin that they were two very young people, Director Xie was still surprised seeing how young the two of them were.

But if you have money, then you are an ancestor!

Director Xie received them meticulously according to the process of receiving financial backers.

After holding a meeting and answering questions, he took them to the filming site for further explanation.

On the filming site, Xu Lichen’s eyes were shining throughout the process.

Having dinner together in the evening, Xu Lichen drank a few glasses of wine, patted the table and said to Director Xie, “I’m not afraid of losing! It doesn’t matter! If you are going to lose money, I will support our Chinese science fiction business!”

Director Xie burst into tears on the spot: “Xiao Xu!”

They pushed a glass towards each other.

Zhang Yansheng: “…”

Zhang Yansheng called Mo Lin: “We will stay here for another day tomorrow because he still wants to see the shooting process. We will go back to K City tomorrow night.” Then, they will discuss the next thing with Mo Lin.

Mo Lin wanted to invite her to her promotion meeting before, but Zhang Yansheng was actually only interested in《Leaving the Solar System》, so she didn’t go and she came directly to Director Xie.

Mo Lin said, “My promotion meeting is over. I will fly to K City tomorrow. Shall we meet the day after tomorrow?”

Zhang Yansheng: “Okay.”

The next day, Zhang Yansheng and Xu Lichen went to the filming site again. If it weren’t for Zhang Yansheng pulling Xu Lichen, Xu Lichen would have been eager to get into the camera.

Xu Lichen was still reluctant to leave when they left, so Zhang Yansheng grabbed him by the collar and took him to the airport.

On the plane, she asked, “How is your dad and your mom now?”

Xu Lichen’s hot brain became clearer, and he smiled at himself: “What else can they do, just show kindness and love. On their wedding anniversary a few days ago, they had a big party and invited all the company’s high-level employees.”

In the past, he would think that his parents were really nauseous, and they had such big battles every time.

Looking back now, they were all numb in the open. Those moments that were supposed to be warm for two people were shared so magnificently with many irrelevant people.

“I think I can be an actor.” He said jokingly, “I have the genes of both of them, and my acting skills are definitely not bad.”

His emotions and reactions to this incident were much more relaxed than in her previous life.

But this may only be because both his parents have not yet reached the stage of tearing their faces and fierce conflicts.

Zhang Yansheng looked at the sea of clouds outside the porthole window and stopped talking in silence.

In the evening, when she returned to K City, she went to Zhang Huan: “I will meet with the people from the investment company tomorrow. Is there anything I should pay attention to?”

Zhang Huan put the tip of his tongue against the flesh of his cheeks.

“…” Zhang Yansheng turned around, “Since you’re not saying anything, then I’ll just ask my grandmother instead.”

“Hey, come back, come back!” Zhang Huan was so angry, “I haven’t spoken yet, what kind of impatience do you have, let it be whoever it is!”

Zhang Yansheng stared at him sternly.

“Ahem!” Zhang Huan cleared his throat, “Who will be there tomorrow?”

“Big Sister Mo, me, and a classmate of mine. He plans to invest 10 million yuan.”

“Huh? A male or female classmate?” Zhang Huan suddenly became alert.

Zhang Yansheng: “…Does this investment have anything to do with gender?”

“It doesn’t matter, but…”

“Can you get to the point?”

Zhang Huan asked his daughter to come back and said angrily, “Don’t you think there is someone missing?”

Zhang Yansheng: “?”

Zhang Huan said, “You will go into the battle by yourself? Then you’ll bring a classmate whom I don’t know if it’s a man or woman? Do you, two little kids, understand the contract pitfalls, or do you understand the loopholes in the terms?”

“Legal affairs!” Zhang Huan patted the table, “What does the legal staff of the headquarters who have a department do?”

Zhang Yansheng suddenly realized.

In fact, it is common sense to know as soon as you are reminded. But before she was reminded, it was completely a blind spot. To put it bluntly, she said that she wanted to invest, but she didn’t know what she should do. After all, she was just a college student from her previous life until her death.

When things come, she has no experience, and even common-sense things are blind spots to her.

Zhang Huan admired Zhang Yansheng’s sudden and annoyed appearance for a while, and said with a smile: “Don’t worry, I’ll arrange it for you. I have already informed the Legal Affairs Department, and someone will accompany you tomorrow.”

Zhang Yansheng stared at him: “So if I don’t ask, you’re not going to tell me, am I right?” Waiting to see her make jokes, right?

“With the heart of a villain, to save the belly of a gentleman!”1以小人之心,度君子之腹 – “With the heart of a villain, to save the belly of a gentleman” means to use despicable ideas to speculate on the minds of decent people. It is mostly used to reprimand and criticize others. Zhang Huan yelled, “You basically just ran away with a suitcase and didn’t give me a chance to speak.”

Zhang Yansheng didn’t believe it.

It’s normal for her to be dumbfounded without experience, but it’s impossible for Zhang Huan and the others to have the same common sense as eating and drinking water.

The old lady probably thought that Zhang Huan was there to remind her about this. The father and daughter lived under the same roof, so she expects that Zhang Huan would definitely mention something.

For Zhang Huan, this is something that can be solved by just saying it casually. He hasn’t mentioned it for the past two or three days. He must have been secretly rubbing and holding back, wanting to see her fall to her knees, so that she could cry for help in front of him!

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    以小人之心,度君子之腹 – “With the heart of a villain, to save the belly of a gentleman” means to use despicable ideas to speculate on the minds of decent people. It is mostly used to reprimand and criticize others.