Saturday, June 15, 2019

TWQQF ch 97 - Expansion of The House; A Deal Was Made (10)

Zhu Bo followed her look and couldn’t help but busted out laughing, “Looks like Miss Cheng has her mind set on Innkeeper Zhu. Well, if that’s the case, let’s just have Innkeeper Zhu stay behind. Deacon Bai can take over the matters of Lai Yue Inn for the time being. You two can transition when Innkeeper Zhu return!”

“Yes, young lord!”

The two mentioned replied immediately. Innkeeper Zhu looked very happy. One could see that he was excited about this new assignment.

Deacon Bai’s look didn’t change too much but a hint of disappointment flashed past his eyes. He tried to cover up as best he could but Cheng Xiao Xiao still caught sight of it.

Cheng Xiao Xiao didn’t have too much against Deacon Bai. He was a well spoken and measured individual; however, when comparing to Innkeeper Zhu, he lacked some of the compassion and a little more utility-focused. That was why she preferred Innkeeper Zhu.

After that was settled, Cheng Xiao Xiao thought of something else. She looked back at the wealthy man and became hopeful.

Zhu Bo felt very uncomfortable under her gaze. He felt as though he had became a prey. It seemed ludicrous but he, indeed, felt that way. Given his status, very few dare to stare at him that way.

Naturally, he didn’t sense any malice from her but he was curious. With a bitter smile he said, “Miss Cheng, if there is anything else, do share. If it’s anything that I could do, I will try my best to help. How’s that?”

“Okay, you said it!” She didn’t expect him to be so generous. This was an equivalent to handing over her a blank check and letting her fill in any amount she desired!

“Would I misspeak in front of the Miss Cheng?”

Of course there were reasons why Zhu Bo dared to be so agreeable. No matter what it was in this world, he would most likely have some inventory in his possession. Afterall, he was called the invisible tycoon for a reason.

Cheng Xiao Xiao was very pleased with the amount of certainty in his reply. She nodded happily and said, “Wonderful, in that case, I am not going to beat around the bush. I need some precious herbs, fruit trees, or enchanted stones, vicious beasts. I would like to collect these items, the more variety in species the better. As for the quantity, I don’t need a lot of them, three or so of each will be sufficient. I wonder if the young lord might be able to help us in collecting these items?”

“Well… Miss Cheng needs these items?” Zhu Bo never would have expected that to be her ask in a million years.

With a nonchalant look, Cheng Xiao Xiao nodded slightly at him, “Yes, these are what I need. I wonder if the young lord might be able to help?”

“Sure, not a problem. I will arrange for people to send them over. Naturally, some of the items we will need to get our hands on them first, we they might arrive separately. Will that be okay with you, Miss Cheng?”

“That I understand, young lord. For herbs and fruit trees, ideally I’d prefer live specimens. Surely, seeds will be fine as well. Rest be assured, regardless of how much you are able to send us, we will be willing to offer you a discount in our deal.

“Okay, I trust you, Miss Cheng!”

Zhu Bo agreed to that happily. As far as he was concerned, all he needed to do was to give the order for those working for him to keep an eye out on the items that Cheng Xiao Xiao asked for. He had nothing to lose at all. He would love to have as many of these kinds of deals as possible!”

“Master Cheng, since we plan on establishing a long-term deal. What we you say we set a price up front? It seemed that we have underpaid the Cheng’s in the last couple trades, we apologize for that!”

Even though he said he was apologetic, he didn’t seem to feel that way at all from his look. Cheng Xiao Xiao couldn’t help but to shake her head. All merchants are sly; the more they make the better. Who’d ever feel apologetic about a deal?


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