Chapter 98: Domineeringly Taking Office (Part two)
Li Chao pouted and then said slowly, “I won’t ask about anything else, but I just want to know, where do you get the confidence to fight over big missions with other teams? Right now, no other team will willingly give their case to us to investigate, given our reputation.”
“Then we can start from small things and prove ourselves through solving those cases first. If you guys don’t even have the patience to learn how to walk, then don’t think about running. I wouldn’t want people that are a giant in their words but a coward when it comes to action,” Xu Cheng said and he then clapped to focus everyone’s attention. “Now, let’s just see what kind of small cases we can get on first. All in all, let’s not idle around. We need to be active. After all, it’s not just our job, we are an image of the government to the public. So, if a case is given to us, we will take it seriously.”
Li Chao reluctantly went to click open a few cases on his computer. Xu Cheng looked at them, and his eyes narrowed, because to be honest, these cases were quite serious in terms of level of influence. There were even several cases of murders.
“These cases are already pretty big deals if we can crack them, why aren’t you guys more optimistic?” Xu Cheng asked, a bit confused.
Wu Gang snorted, “Yeah, it’s pretty big, and if we can solve them then we would definitely be greatly praised by the higher-ups. But, solving these cases are basically impossible, they were only given to us because the other teams had been on it for a long time and couldn’t close it. That’s why they gave it to us, which is basically throwing the blame onto us. Because these case have a great level of influence, it wouldn’t be good if the police HQ closes the case without catching the criminals, so the cases were basically put on hold with our team. Just like the former Team 2 Captain said, these cases are all without a head or tail, so he never thought about solving them.”
“Karma might be late but it will never be absent. I don’t think there’s any case that can’t be solved,” Xu Cheng said.
The others immediately snorted, and Wu Gang sneered and said, “It’s obviously easy to talk, but if you can actually solve any of these cases, then if you say you are Number 2 in Team 2, no one would dare to say they are Number 1.”
Xu Cheng directly looked at him and said, “You can still be the Number 2, I will be Number 1.”
Then, he tilted the screen towards him and looked at the three cases that were opened. The other people all took out their cigarettes, bored, and prepared to have a smoke. Then, Xu Cheng immediately yelled, “No smoking inside the office from now on. If you want to smoke, go outside. This is the first rule I’m laying down as your boss.”
Li Chao snorted, then took a sip, and puffed it out. But, who knew that the moment he puffed out a cloud of smoke, Xu Cheng would immediately throw the pencil on his desk and knock the cigarette butt out of his mouth. Scared, Li Chao touched his mouth, noticed that there was no pain nor injury, but the pencil fell to the ground with his cigarette.
Then, when he turned around to look at Xu Cheng with a face full of shock, Xu Cheng’s eyes didn’t even leave the screen as he just said to him, “Bring my pencil back.”
At that moment, Li Chao felt like Xu Cheng was humiliating him in front of all of his colleagues, and he immediately felt embarrassed, a bit reluctant, and also angry.
Xu Cheng lifted his head and said as he looked at him, “Next time whoever smokes, my pencil wouldn’t be hitting the cigarette but your mouth. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Li Chao’s eyelids twitched, and he turned around to pick up the pencil on the floor and placed it on Xu Cheng’s desk.
Xu Cheng: “I don’t care what kind of bad habits you all had in the past, but from now on, please correct your attitude, don’t actually treat this office like a nursing home. If someone wants to retire early and go to a nursing home, then he can tell me. I will send you to a real nursing home and also gift you a wheelchair as well.”