“Hey, Heinz, have you ever heard of people being beaten and then asking to cooperate with a smile on their face?” Xu Yi put down the document in his hand and asked Heinz beside him this with a smile.
“I’ve never seen such a cheap person before, but I don’t find it strange at all if it’s a country.” Heinz looked over the document and gave a laugh, “It seems like you were right before, the Candra Empire is this cheap, if you don’t beat them up, they won’t care about you.”
“I already guessed what kind of reaction they would have, but I never thought that they would react this quickly.” Xu Yi shook his head, “I thought that I would have to beat them several times before they learned, but I never thought that they would react just after being beaten once, it really is surprising to me.”
“You think that the Candra Empire would be able to stand on the continent for over a thousand years if they didn’t?” Heinz rolled his eyes at Xu Yi, “Let me tell you, the Candra empire is big and there are many capable people. Many of them will discover the potential of our Frestech Chamber of Commerce and will place importance on us, but they are just using this as a chance to do so.”
“That’s right. This time the document is actually from the emperor, which means that our small company has finally entered the vision of the great emperor.” After saying this, Xu Yi shook his head and gave a sigh, “To be honest, I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.”
Heinz stretched himself out before standing up and giving a yawn.
“Alright, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, it doesn’t matter to me. Anyway, I’ve officially retired today and the company has you as the chairman, so there’s nothing for me to worry about. Starting tomorrow, I will just live a carefree retired life.”
Seeing the relaxed look on Heinz’s face, Xu Yi revealed a heartfelt smile.
Heinz was the most important partner that built the Frestech Chamber of Commerce with him and finally, he was going to retire on his fifty-fifth birthday which was today.
This age on earth would still be considered young and it would be far from being able to retire.
But for the Sines Continent where the average expectant life span was under forty years, Heinz who was fifty five years old was considered quite old.
Actually, Heinz had already thought of retiring last year, but because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was in an important period of quick growth, he couldn’t make this decision.
But this year the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had finally opened the large markets of the Candra Empire and the Marlow Empire, allowing the company to take one large step forward in its development which had assured him and he finally made the decision to retire.
In his private talks with Xu Yi, he told Xu Yi another important reason for his choice to retire.
Heinz felt that he was just the boss of a small general store in a small city. Although the years had passed, he felt that in terms of experience, vision, and other aspects, he couldn’t follow the current Frestech Chamber of Commerce. There was no use for him to stay with the company.
He didn’t want to stay on as a useless person and might even become a burden, so he decided to retire.
Even if Xu Yi firmly denied this, saying that even if he stayed on and did nothing, he would still help the company because of his experience and status in the company, as well as his relationships with other people. He could greatly help the company develop, but Heinz denied this and firmly insisted on retiring.
Because Heinz was certain of this, Xu Yi couldn’t keep urging him, so he agreed to his decision to retire in the end.
Starting tomorrow, Heinz would step down as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s vice president and wouldn’t have any position in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. He would only have his status as a shareholder and wouldn’t have any decision making rights in the company.
This was of course a good thing for Heinz because with his identity as a major shareholder of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, he could earn at least three million gold coins a year, which meant that he was one of the richest people in the Lampuri Kingdom.
With his current finances, he could live however he wanted after retiring.
For example, he already made plans with his wife Ria. After retiring, he would travel across the Sines Continent, seeing all the beautiful sights that he had heard of before.
Therefore he had used his own money to buy a Magic Airship from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, while also learning how to operate it, using this Magic Airship to travel more freely.
At the same time, in order to let his old partner have a good trip, Xu Yi personally designed the Magic RV and had the magic research facility and the magic machine development center finish it as soon as possible.
This brand new Magic RV followed the same concepts of RVs on earth, but it was more luxurious. Just a single one would reach at least ninety thousand gold coins.
According to Xu Yi’s idea, once this Magic RV was developed and mass produced, there would be many nobles that would want it, so its prospects weren’t small.
So it wasn’t just designed for Heinz, it was also a new product for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Car department.
“It would be good if I had the Magic RV now, then I could stop from time to time and eat and drink whenever I want to, it would be quite convenient.” Hearing Xu Yi mention the Magic RV again, Heinze couldn’t help revealing a look of yearning.
Xu Yi gave a shrug, “There’s no other way, this thing is more complex than the Magic Cars and because they need to let people live in them, there are more things to consider, so it isn’t that easy to develop.”
“Un, I know this, but I’m just imagining it.” Heinz gave a nod, “Anyway, Ria and I don’t plan on going too far in the first two years, we’ll just wander around in the surrounding kingdoms. There are roads in all the surrounding kingdoms, so we can go to many places with just the Magic Sedan, it’s enough.”
“Good, in just two years, no, it should be in one year, the Magic RV will be developed. When the time comes, you and Ria will definitely get the first one.” Xu Yi said with a smile.
“Ha, ha, good, I’ll just use the Magic Airship in a worst case scenario.” Heinz gave two laughs before looking around. Then he walked over to the window and looked out before taking a deep breath. He turned back to pat Xu Yi on the shoulder before saying with a serious look, “Alright, Xu Yi, after I’m gone, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce will depend on you alone. You…..should be more careful.”
Xu Yi nodded with a faint smile, “I will.”
Heinz patted Xu Yi’s shoulder again before looking around again and then walking out the door.
Seeing the door slowly close, Xu Yi felt very sentimental in his heart.
When he decided to create the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it had already been nine years ago.
Some people say that ten years is a major change in a person’s life.
For a company, it didn’t take ten years. It could grow from nothing in just nine years, going from being weak to becoming powerful, even going from powerful to being so weak that it no longer existed.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce had become like this in nine years, although Xu Yi could admit that most of the work was his, if it wasn’t for Heinz’s support in the beginning, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would have suffered quite a bit when it was established.
In these years, although Heinz’s use in the company became smaller and smaller and many high level members that joined later didn’t have a deep impression of him as the vice chairman, Heinz had done everything he could to play his role and didn’t idle at all.
Now that he finally decided to retire and enjoy his life, Xu Yi truly felt happy for him.
But with this old partner leaving him, it made Xu Yi feel a strong sense of unwillingness and loss.
If Heinz left today, who would be the next one to leave tomorrow?
After being in a daze for a bit, Xu Yi pressed a button on his table.
After a while, Tvisti came in.
“Sir chairman, what orders do you have?”
Xu Yi smiled at her, “Shouldn’t you add a ‘dear’ in front of my name now?”
Tvisti blinked for a second before seriously refuting it, “Sir chairman, we are working now, it isn’t right if I add this, right?”
Xu Yi helplessly rolled his eyes. He thought that Tvisti was an elf in the end, she couldn’t be like a normal human girl and become shy over this matter.
Even if elder Lisanya had recognized the relationship between Tvisti and Xu Yi, the way Tvisti treated him wasn’t that different compared to before.
This was the clear difference from Agnes who was closer to humans.
“Alright, since we’re at work, I won’t joke around. Help me call Alex over.”
After around twenty minutes, Alex, who had a look of doubt and a bit of surprise in his eyes appeared in front of Xu Yi.
Xu Yi looked at him and found that although he was wearing a work uniform, it was very neat and clean. Even his hair was carefully done, not a single bit of mess with it at all.
If it was someone else, they would have praised this person for taking care of his appearance.
But when Xu Yi saw Alex like this, he couldn’t help giving a cold snort.