Chapter 214: Entrusting (Part Two)
“That is why you aren’t afraid of them?” Fang Jie asked.
Wu Yidao said with a smile, “The big figures could take out their money at any time, and they can also easily mess with the Worldwide Trading Company. I can’t sway their decisions this way.”
Fang Jie thought for a moment and said, “Yeah, even if the Emperor takes control of the Worldwide Trading Company, the big officials’ shares would still be kept. After all, the laws can’t be enforced when everyone is an offender. Plus, it isn’t illegal for officials to do business. However, these officials probably still don’t want the Emperor to take over; they will get less money.”
“They want to deal with me and not the Worldwide Trading Company. If I’m dead, many of their dirt will be buried. Losing some money is nothing for them,” Wu Yidao said calmly, “Since they have shares in the Worldwide Trading Company, they are angry and feel betrayed that I didn’t tell them about the secret mission that His Majesty gave me. They are also wondering if I have told their secrets to the Emperor.”
Wu Yidao stood up and walked to Fang Jie while saying, “Don’t worry. As long as His Majesty doesn’t say anything, those people can’t do anything. The Worldwide Trading Company gave them a ton of money, and I have hidden cards as well. If I’m truly angered, I will just sink the ship and drown many people.”
Fang Jie finally realized how powerful Wu Yidao was.
This merchant was successful enough to threaten the government! Because of this, he couldn’t live in comfort and peace.
This mission of transporting soldiers, supplies, and equipment to the northwest exposed the Worldwide Trading Company’s strength and angered those big officials.
However, the most terrifying of all was the Emperor.
“Like I said, you only got to Chang’an for about a year, and the size of Chang’an isn’t as simple as what you see. Don’t be over-confident; there are too many people here who you can’t offend. However, also don’t be too scared. Since you are insignificant, you can leave this city if you must.”
Fang Jie froze for a second and laughed, “If I can mess up this pond, should I feel proud?”
On the morning of the second day, Fang Jie left Gold-Sharing Duke’s residence with Da Quan and others.
The wooden box in Da Quan’s hand contained the deed of that shop, and it was the first property that Fang Jie owned in Chang’an.
Fang Jie didn’t open that box and look at the deed because he knew that this wasn’t his.
Gold-Sharing Duke’s residence wasn’t close to East 23 Street; they only got back to the shop after Qi Lin drove the horse-drawn carriage for close to an hour.
The tailors in the shop were all waiting for Fang Jie’s direction, but Fang Jie didn’t say a word about selling the clothes that they made.
Fortunately for them, Fang Jie was a reliable boss and paid them on time. Recently, Fang Jie asked these tailors to recruit some young and clever apprentices.
Seeing Fang Jie return, those apprentices all walked over to greet him.
Fang Jie smiled and beckoned at them.
After asking a few casual questions, he walked to the second floor.
Da Quan walked behind him and opened the wooden box before freezing on the spot.
“Fang Jie… There is something else here.”
“What is in there?” Fang Jie turned his head and asked.
Da Quan took out a thick stack of silver certificates and smiled brightly after counting. “Take a look at it yourself; I feel dizzy just looking at this.”
Fang Jie’s face changed color, and his heart lurched a little.
Wu Yidao didn’t mention anything last night; he probably had things that he couldn’t say directly, and he didn’t want Fang Jie to decline.