Chapter 43 – Illegal Detention is a Crime
Yalan was a well-known skin care company, headquarted in Hai City.
Compared to the Spring and Autumn Hall, Yalan was definitely a behemoth, but compared to the Xi Corporation, they were like little ants.
Based on Xi Duan’s status and contacts, it was as easy as blowing off dust for him to find out the identity of “Clear Sky Has Eyes.”
Duan Shu Tong understood this very well, but what he was puzzled about wasn’t this point, rather, he was wondering why Xi Duan paid attention to this trivial matter and even helped him out so much.
Seeing that the young man did not say word, Xi Duan opened his mouth and asked, “Shu Tong?”
Duan Shu Tong came back to his senses. He kept picking at the cap of the rollerball pen in his hand. His eyes turned cold and sharp, “I recall that Director He’s first job was precisely at Yalan.”
“En,” Xi Duan paused for a few seconds, “If you need anything, come and find me.”
The cold in young man’s eyes instantly melted away and a smile spread across his face, “Okay, thank you.”
“Also,” Xi Duan said in a slightly hesitant tone, “Right now the Internet is up in a storm, so you won’t have time to move house, I’ll send someone to go help you, and I’ll make proper arrangements for Miss Pei.”
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Duan Shu Tong subconsciously wanted to refuse. He had already told Pei Ruo Wei that he would pick her up tomorrow night. The fierce online disturbance should not have an effect on reality, right? But this was a perfect opportunity.
He could not stick his nose in the relationship between the third male lead and the female lead, but he also could not become an obstacle to the third male lead.
“Okay.” He agreed.
After hanging up the phone, Duan Shu Tong decisively got up and went to go find He Run.
He Run was also waiting for him to come. The first sentence he said upon seeing Duan Shu Tong was: “I worked in Yalan for a year. The Yalan boss’s son took away the research and development results.”
Duan Shu Tong nodded. Cen Ning had a good relationship with He Run. If he was the one that told He Run the identity of Clear Sky Has Eyes then that was to be expected.
“So Yalan is making assumptions.” Duan Shu Tong reached out and handed a document to He Run. “They thought that you developed Spring Flower No. 1, but I snatched it away.”
He Run took the document and glanced over it. His expression changed slightly, and his pupils trembled a little, “Spring Flower No. 2 already has a charter*?”
[*T/N: 章程 zhang cheng – charter (of a corporation)]
He quickly turned back a few pages and said in confusion: “Specializing in scar removal? If this level can be achieved, Spring Flower No. 2 is already beyond the scope of skin care products, right?”
He Run probably only talked so much only when it came to professional aspects.
Duan Shu Tong nodded and handed him a pen, “The Spring and Autumn Hall was formerly a medical hall. It started out in medicine. Later, it specialized in skin care products, but that was just a short-term strategy.”
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He Run understood. After studying carefully, he signed the application report.
“Director He, I want to know if Yalan’s One Flower series is your creation.”
One Flower was a product that Yalan had been promoting in recent years. Duan Shu Tong had studied it when he first came to the Spring and Autumn Hall. Compared with other products on the market, it did indeed have its advantages.
He Run didn’t hide the truth anymore; “I was indeed the head of One Flower’s R&D team at the time.”
A large company like Yalan could not develop only one product within any one period of time. Generally, they would carry out several large projects at the same time. In those days, He Run’s skills were top notch, and he led a research team under the company’s orders.
After the successful development of One Flower, his sense of accomplishment at that time was beyond words, but reality forced his dream into the quagmire.
In the end, he chose to leave Yalan.
After experiencing several cruel realities, He Run was discouraged and ran to the remote Shan Quan County to survive.
Right now, Clear Sky Has Eyes was disclosing He Run’s experiences, but what they really wanted to do was to make people suspect that Duan Shu Tong was bullying others and snatching the R&D achievements of the “true big shot.”
[T/N: “big shot” as in the big shot of a particular field of study, in this case, it is skin care]
It was certainly a contemptible tactic, but there was no denying its effectiveness.
Under the guidance of Clear Sky Has Eyes, netizens suspected that Duan Shu Tong really stole the results of others. After all, He Run’s resume was very beautiful. It was much more convincing than Young Master Duan’s low-altitude scores.
It was self-evident who was the true big shot.
Feng Ran ate her popcorn on the sidelines. She wasn’t about to throw herself in the line of fire so easily. She had been slapped in the face once, and she knew this obviously rhythmic argument at a glance.
Some netizens were easy to fool, and Clear Sky Has Eyes were leading them around by the nose.
There was no name attached to the beautiful resume, but it was easy to look up who was the current director of the Spring and Autumn Hall’s R&D Department with just a few clicks.
This was tantamount to exposing He Run.
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With He Run’s identity exposed, some of his previous grievances would naturally be picked out.
There were sympathizers, and there were also haters. There were even some people who thought that He Run did not have any talent at all, and that all of this was just for hype.
Someone with a clear mind commented below: “The original blogger is offending all the skin care industry giants. Is it possible that they’re exposing He Run just to discredit Duan Shu Tong? With all due respect, it is really incomprehensible.”
Big companies all cherished their image, and since Clear Sky Has Eyes was from Yalan, then why were they also involving Yalan in this messy business?
Duan Shu Tong did not understand this logic. They wouldn’t put their reputation on the line just to throw dirt on him, would they?