Chapter 1361: Chess Game Continues
The situation in Jingdu had basically changed overnight. With the Han family dropping out of the big four wealthiest families and being replaced by the Qiao family, it was quickly followed by the rise of other groups associated with the Qiaos.
As the Qiao family took their new spot as one of the big four, a complex and hidden network was revealed to Yun Xi as if it were a scroll being unrolled.
Yun Xi was inside Mu Feichi’s study, standing in front of a pool table. On the table were a row of documents, each held together with a different colored clip. On the clips were stickers indicating the Qiao family’s leaders in the military, political, and business circles.
It had taken Yun Xi a lot of effort to ask the people who had come for dinner to leave. As soon as they’d left, Xiang Yuanjiu immediately delivered the documents to Mu Mansion.
Only after reading through the information had Yun Xi learned that the Qiao family’s network was much more complicated than she had ever imagined.
However, compared to the network of the Branch Faction, the main Qiao family’s network was more rooted. The main reason for that was that they were supported by the Prime Minister, which gave them the powers and authority that were on a par with the Chen family.
From what she had read, Yun Xi was confident that her plan was going in the right direction. Helping the Qiao family rise to become one of the big four wealthiest families would streamline the rest of the plans.
Mu Feichi leaned on the study door and quietly studied his woman, whose hands were resting on the pool table as she mumbled something to herself.
If the Young Commander was a domineering lion who overlooked this lady’s world, then she would be the king who ruled over the world.
Things had begun to shift in Jingdu, and Mu Feichi firmly believed that since she had been the one who started it all, then she would also be the one who would finish it.
Something new was forming, and even the Young Commander was excited about how things would end.
The man smiled and walked toward his lady. He leaned on her and wrapped his arms around her waist, resting his head on her shoulder. After scanning through the information on the table, he asked, “So, who do you want to start with?”
Yun Xi turned her head around and rubbed her cheek against his handsome face. With a light chuckle, she leaned back on him again.
“Look at this. The Qiao family’s network is more complicated than we’d thought, especially some that are deeply rooted. Looks like the Prime Minister has been planning to use them against you for a long time now.”
“That old sly fox. He keeps troubling me in the name of protecting the nation’s safety and upholding the nation’s laws. It’s natural that he would have to make a lot of preparations to bring the decorated Young Commander down, or else people will think that he’s useless.”
“But you are still young and he’s already old. It’s been what…years…since he started. Either you’re too strong for him or he’s just too weak. But, seeing how he managed to raise the Qiao family in secret means that he isn’t that dumb.”
“He isn’t dumb, but he isn’t smart either,” scoffed Mu Feichi. Judging from his reaction, it was clear that the Prime Minister had never been a threat to him.
Yun Xi moved forward a little and separated the documents into three categories. She then pointed at one of them and said, “This Qiao Lixin. Even though he’s an idiot, he can still be useful to us. We’ll start with him.”
Mu Feichi laughed and moved to lean on the pool table. He crossed his arms and asked, “So, is this going to be a trap for the Qiao family or the Han family?”
Yun Xi turned to look at the man, and her sight lingered around the top part of his shirt that was unbuttoned, most likely because it was warm inside. She could clearly see his well-built, muscular chest.
All the lady could feel from the man, who was well-respected and serious at all times but was now looking relaxed and casual, were the hormones that were leaking from him, and she was starting to feel light-headed from them all.