“Let me ask you again. How are you going to choose?” Joe asked, tapping on the table and looking at the crowd.
The crowd looked at each other and saw the hesitation in each other’s eyes.
They did not hesitate to reject Joe when he first asked such a thing. But, none of them dared be the first to say no. Even Gunther fell silent.
“Will we be brought down if we don’t choose Lennon Real Estate?” Gunther was the first to speak after a moment’s silence.
“What do you think?” Joe asked again in reply with an amused expression.
“That’s right! Either you submit yourselves or get brought down.”
“In a word, those who follow us will prosper, and those who oppose us will perish!” Without waiting for Gunther to speak, Joe added bluntly.
Hearing Joe’s arrogant speech, everyone was shocked.
If Joe had been subtle earlier, he now made no secret of his ambition!
Moses told everyone that they either leave Billion Trees and cooperate with Lennon Real Estate or have Lennon Real Estate bring them down.
They had no other choice.
Some people were shocked, some were scared, and some were angry. After all, they were businessmen worth hundreds of millions of dollars. They were billionaires regular people admired the most!
Joe threatened them once they disagreed with him.
What did he take them for?
Did he think they had never been threatened before?
“Seven of us together wouldn’t necessarily be a match for Lennon Real Estate. Where did you get the confidence to say that?” Gunther gritted his teeth slightly and said to Joe with a cold snort.
“Do you mean you want to go against Lennon Real Estate?” Joe indifferently asked Gunther, unfazed.
“You might not be able to get much of an advantage if we fight.” Gunther paused for a second before saying coldly.
“Is that what you mean?” Joe slowly turned to look at the others again.
Gunther sneered. Moses believed others would feel the same way. However, everyone else lowered their heads when Joe asked them.
Every time Joe looked at someone, that person lowered their head and said nothing. It was the opposite of what Gunther imagined.
“Speak up…” Gunther instantly panicked when he saw that something was wrong.
Moses thought he would get a lot of support as soon as he spoke up. Unfortunately, no one else spoke, and he was all alone.
Would he not have made himself a target?
As the saying went, “The target would always be the one to be hit.”
There was no way he alone could defeat Lennon Real Estate!
The crowd still said nothing after Gunther urged them. It made Gunther even more uncertain.
“We’ve been working together for years. You know how I am. You’d rather believe him than me?” Gunther asked, gritting his teeth slightly and looking at the crowd.
As soon as he spoke, the crowd changed their mind subtly. After all, what Gunther said was true.
Their companies had been working together for a long time and were very close to each other. At least they had a certain understanding of each other’s strengths and capabilities.
What about Joe?
They had only met Joe for the second time today. They did not know anything about Joe’s history or background. It was reasonable they trusted Gunther more by contrast.
“Mr. Joller, what are you saying?”
“We’ve worked with you for years, Mr. Joller. We believe you, of course.”
“Yes, yes, yes! Let’s continue working together!”
Everyone expressed their attitude instantly. A man and a woman even sat down next to Gunther. Their attitudes were also self-evident
“There is no need to put on a show in front of me. I only want one word from you. I’m up for it anytime if you want to go against me. If you want a fight, we can fight right now…” Joe bent his fingers and tapped on the table, looking calmly at the crowd.
That sentence made everyone shut up and fall silent again.
Joe was ready for war. What about them?
Everyone but Gunther and the man and the woman hesitated again. After a long silence, they slowly lowered his head. They had to admit that they had a hard time feeling confident when facing Joe. Even if they knew nothing about Joe’s past, they did not expect Joe to afford five billion dollars.
These billionaires were well-known in Joules Town. Joe spent five billion dollars as casually as spending fifty dollars.
How was that comparable?
How were they going to fight Joe?
The four people wisely chose to lower their heads and gave in. Only Gunther and the two stood their ground.