More Than Enough
In a heated bet with his father, Li Syaoran is cut off from all his family's wealth to live like a "normal person" and make a name for himself, or take over his father's company. When the "rich boy" has to get a job and learn to support himself, he encounters trouble, and enlists in the help of Kinomoto Sakura, a college student looking for a place to stay. What Syaoran doesn't know is that his father has kept a dark secret from him, and time is the greatest enemy. SxS
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Author Welcome to a new fanfiction. I personally love the story behind this fic, and I hope you do too. I'm guessing it's going to be pretty long, so please bear with me.
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Many of you who've heard of the Li Enterprises recognize the name immediately as one of China and Japan's most successful establishments. The tabloids don't tell you much about how exactly it started – how my life started with it. That's my story to tell.
I am what I am today because of my work and no one else's. I had no background of my own, no money or support with which to start my own business. In short – I was a nobody. While attending classes at a college on an academic scholarship, I found part time work as a delivery boy. I worked with pharmacies and grocery stores to deliver packages to houses in the area before my classes. It wasn't my dream job, but I was supporting myself.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life. I had no interests, no family, and could not keep commitments very long. I had decided to join a variety of classes, until I could find one I wanted to continue. I took an art class that held joint projects with the economics students. That's when I first began toy making.
Yes. Li Enterprises began as a toy factory, and we are still renowned in that aspect. I designed the products, a collection of stuffed animals, and was partnered up with a young woman in the economics section to sell them. Her name was Song Yelan. It was during the selling that the contacts I had made delivering packages came most handy. The men and women who paid me to buy things they couldn't go out to get themselves seldom had young children of their own, but they did have grandchildren, barely able to walk, and were delighted to buy my toys. I remember the first time I saw a young boy see one of my simpler toys and play with it. He couldn't have been more than a year old, but his joy was obvious to everyone who saw him and his smile was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I knew from that moment what I wanted to do. I wanted to make children happy. I wanted to give them all the joy in the world.
My partnership with Song–xaojie was slowly deepening, and we made for an unbeatable team. After scoring top marks on our joint project, we continued our work together and had made quite a profit. I continued my work as a delivery boy until I graduated from college. That year, I took my modest business to the next level, founding my empire, Li Enterprise on a business loan. Not too long afterwards, I bought up other companies, in the toy manufacturers at first, but soon textiles, and then on to technology. I continued to design my own products. My plush creations were soon dominating the toy industry and I couldn't have been more proud. When I had finally paid back my loan, I sought out my college sweetheart who came from a prominent Chinese family and proposed. That was one of the happiest days of my life: the day Song Yelan became Li Yelan – my wife, my business partner. Together we moved to Japan and to launch an extension of our company. It was an instant success.
When Yelan had my son, my family was complete – small, but perfect. I swore my son would have a better childhood than mine. I swore that Li Syaoran would enjoy his life – he would have everything I could give him. No less.
"When we are doing what we love, we don't care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn't exist and we are truly free." – Marcia Wieder
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Author Well that's it for now. Kinda short, but it is an introduction. Our favorite characters will show up in the next chapter. Stay tuned!