Chapter 12: Income
During this period of time, Steward Zhang had been taking care of Xue Jue’s life, and naturally met with Bai GuangJian, who had come to see Xue Jue several times before.
But Steward Zhang didn’t know the group of middle-aged men who followed Bai GuangJian. However, judging from their clothes, they should not be ordinary people.
“Hello, Uncle Zhang.” Bai GuangJian smiled and shook hands with Steward Zhang, and then briefly introduced the eight people he had brought. “I’m sorry to bother you again today.”
“Not at all.” Steward Zhang said politely. He took it for granted that Bai GuangJian would come for Xue Jue to talk about business. But, he felt puzzled. Bai GuangJian had been here many times, and he would still come to the wrong place.
Fortunately, they hadn’t had time to knock on the door, otherwise he would not know what wicked ideas that ancestor inside would come up with.
Steward Zhang breathed a sigh of relief, and then hurriedly made a gesture of please, and said, “Please come with me this way.”
Bai GuangJian asked in surprise: “You’ve already known that we are coming?”
Xue Jue had casually mentioned to Steward Zhang two days ago that he would discuss the details of the contract with Bai GuangJian again in the near future. So, Steward Zhang nodded and said, “Yes, it just so happens that Master has time this afternoon.”
Bai GuangJian was already excited and blinded by the fact that he was about to see Zu Qi. Thus, without giving much thought at all, he led a group of friends and left mightily with Steward Zhang.
At this time, Xue Jue, who was sitting at his desk, had just finished a video conference. He was about to get up and go to Zu Qi to take a look when he suddenly heard a knock on the door.
“Please come in.” Xue Jue had to sit back, rubbing his eyebrows tiredly.
Steward Zhang opened the door and said in a low voice, “Sir, Mr. Bai and his friends are here.”
And then, Steward Zhang introduced Bai GuangJian and others into the room, arranged the positions of everyone, and joined the assistant Xiao Zhao, and then busy making good tea for them and preparing some snacks.
After a while, Steward Zhang and Xiao Zhao walked out, leaving Xue Jue and the group of Bai GuangJian, looking at each other in confusion.
Xue Jue calmly glanced around at some of the new faces. He thought that Bai GuangJian would introduce the identities of his friends first, but after waiting for a long time, he didn’t see any response from the other party.
At the same time, the hopeful eyes of these people made him confused.
After a long silence, Xue Jue indifferently started the conversation: “President Bai, shall we continue to talk about the contract-related matters today?”
Bai GuangJian panicked when he heard the words, and hurriedly waved his hands like a windscreen wiper swinging back and forth at a great speed, he was at a loss, yet said in a resisting manner: “No, no, no, you’re wrong. President Xue, let’s talk about work later. Today we are here to see Mr. Zu Qi.”
Bai GuangJian cautiously stretched forward his head to the room inside, and tentatively said: “Excuse me, is Mr. Zu Qi here? We really need to find him for some important things.”
“........” Xue Jue continued to fall into weird silence.
At this moment, no matter how slow he was, Bai GuangJian finally realized with hindsight that it seemed that Steward Zhang had mistaken, thinking that they were coming to find Xue Jue, and then bringing them over without demur.
This was embarrassing.......
Just as Bai GuangJian was at a loss, he suddenly heard Xue Jue’s voice saying coldly: “This is where I work, and he is resting in another place.”
Bai GuangJian smiled awkwardly. He hurriedly stood up and said: “If this is the case, then we won’t bother you anymore.”
After that, Bai GuangJian took a group of bewildered friends and left quickly, leaving Xue Jue with a face full of black lines in place.
*(T/N: The whole scene is when I first fell in love with Xue Jue! He is so cute! (weird af though
*(E/N: Haha imagine if this happens in real life (ノ`⌒´)ノ┫: ┻┻ )
On the other hand, Zu Qi got up early in the morning and got very busy, but because of his big belly, the so-called busyness was nothing more than watching Xiao Ya and others grind the dried wild chrysanthemum into powder and put it into a transparent plastic bag.
He had tried wild chrysanthemum powder last night, and unexpectedly found that its effect was even better than the wild chrysanthemums picked directly from the space, and the fragrance was even stronger.
It was just that the color of wild chrysanthemum powder would become very light after use. If one didn’t check it carefully, one couldn’t see the difference.
Zu Qi lay down on the sun lounger, and just when he picked up the snack brought by the maid to eat, he saw Xiao Ya lifting her skirt and running over in a hurry: “Madam, that Mr. Bai is here again!”
Zu Qi had already expected that Bai GuangJian would come again. He calmly put down the snack plate and said: “Invite them in.” So Xiao Ya ran back again.
When Xiao Ya saw the group of people following Bai GuangJian, she was undoubtedly shocked.
She originally thought that what Zu Qi did these days was ridiculous enough, but she did not expect that Bai GuangJian, a successful and famous corporate boss, would be so foolish, and he even brought his friends to be fooled together......
Facing Bai GuangJian’s enthusiastic greeting, Xiao Ya nodded dumbfoundingly, turned around and led them into the room.
Did not know if it was Xiao Ya’s illusion, she actually felt as if Bai GuangJian’s hair seemed to grow out of his head. A few days ago, he didn’t have much hair volume before and almost looked bald than now......
As if he had perceived Xiao Ya’s furtive glances time and again, Bai GuangJian touched his head embarrassedly. When he caught sight of Zu Qi sitting on the chair and waiting for them, in a blink of an eye, his eyes lit up like a light bulb.
“Mr. Zu!” Bai GuangJian stepped forward to shake hands with Zu Qi, and introduced the friends he had brought one by one.
The others were seated in Xiao Ya’s arrangements. They had no idea that Zu Qi would be a pregnant man. They didn’t react for a while, and they all stared at Zu Qi in a daze.
Zu Qi didn’t mind other people’s gazes. He just pulled the blanket beside him and gently put it on his protruding belly, and then looked at Bai GuangJian who was smiling as if he had seen his reborn parents.
“It seems that Mr. Bai’s sleep quality in recent days is not bad?”
“It’s not just ‘not bad’. It’s simply ‘the best’. I have been eating well and sleeping soundly for a week.” Bai GuangJian patted his thigh excitedly, “If I didn’t meet you, I’m afraid I’d still be suffering from insomnia and hair loss till now.”
Soon, Zu Qi noticed that Bai GuangJian seemed to have grown more hair than before. Although he did not show it on his face, he was still very surprised in his heart.
Unexpectedly, this space was more magical than he thought.
The two chatted for a while, and Zu Qi cut the conversation to the point. He asked Xiao Ya to take out all the packed wild chrysanthemum powder. More than two hundred palm-sized plastic bags just filled the small low table.
Zu Qi calculated the dose. It only needed the amount of the fingernail to use it each time. If it was used every night, a pack could be used for almost two months, and it costs five wild chrysanthemums for a package.
“This is the finished product of JingXin YangShen Powder for insomnia. You only need to take out a fingernail-sized amount and place it on the head of the bed. There is no need to use it every night. The effect varies from person to person.”
*(T/N: 静心养神粉 - JingXin YangShen Powder, meditation powder made from wild chrysanthemum flowers for insomnia and hair loss.)
Zu Qi paused for a while, and waited for everyone to pick up and check the wild chrysanthemum powder curiously, and then he continued, “The current price is 10,000 per bag. In the future, the price will only increase and will not go down. If you want, you can consider it first.”
As soon as this was said, everyone present froze.
Except for Bai GuangJian, everyone else quietly put the wild chrysanthemum powder on their hands back. After all, Bai GuangJian had tasted a lot of sweetness, and he was not willing to put down the wild chrysanthemum powder.
“Mr. Zu, the last time I came to buy a flower, it was five hundred yuan for a flower, but now it has directly risen to ten thousand yuan a bag. It’s really too fast......” Bai GuangJian said awkwardly.
Although they could afford to pay tens of thousands of yuan, the treatment of insomnia was a long-term war of resistance. Such a small bag was worth 10,000 yuan, and the price would even increase in the future... the price was indeed raised unreasonably too high.
Zu Qi smiled and said: “I will sell as much as my things are worth. The two are directly proportional, and the meditation powder does not require you to use it every day. Using it twice a week will have a significant effect.”
Bai GuangJian looked back at his silent friends, hesitatingly asked: “Can’t it be a little cheaper? So many of us will buy together......”
Zu Qi had a gentle smile on his face, but his tone was very serious and resolute: “Sorry, even if none of you buy it, I will still sell it at this price.”
Bai GuangJian was speechless. After hesitating, he decided to buy 20 bags at once, hoarding enough for one year.
However, the friends brought by Bai GuangJian didn’t think so. First, they had never used this kind of thing, and second, they thought it was too expensive for a small bag to pay 10,000 yuan. For a while, everyone looked left and right awkwardly and no one spoke.
Zu Qi saw the hesitation of those people. After handing the business to Xiao Ya, he walked slowly inside the room, supporting his (big) belly.
After living in this world for half a month, Zu Qi had adapted to the surrounding environment and the little guy in his belly.
Fortunately, he transmigrated after the severe morning sickness was over. Apart from a heavier belly and inconvenient movement, there was nothing that made him feel too uncomfortable.
What he had to complain about was that the little guy was too lively and active. Some time ago, it was only morning and evening activities. Now he would kick Zu Qi with his two feet from time to time.
At this moment, Zu Qi just lay down on the bed, and he felt the little guy moving in his belly again.
“QianWan*, be quiet!” Zu Qi poked his belly lightly.
*(T/N: 千万 – QianWan. It’s the baby’s nickname. And, its literal meaning is “Ten Million”.)
The maid who helped him in was closing the curtains. She smiled upon seeing this, and said, “Has Madam already picked a good name for the little baby?”
“Just call him ‘QianWan’.” Zu Qi said casually.
The maid asked puzzledly: “Does the name ‘QianWan’ have any profound meaning?”
Of course, it had a profound meaning. This little guy was just worth the ten million that Xue Jue gave him. Zu Qi ridiculed in his heart and said casually: “‘QianWan (Ten million)’. It’s quite smooth to call.”
Maid: “......” It’s not a name for a kitten or puppy.
Zu Qi took a nap for nearly two hours before he woke up leisurely. The curtains in the room were closed tightly and the light was dim. Zu Qi got out of bed and put on shoes and walked to the small garden.
At dusk, the crimson clouds filled and colored half of the sky, and there was a smell of green grass in the air.
Xiao Ya and the maids were grinding dried wild chrysanthemums into powder in the garden. The mill was also bought by Steward Zhang and placed in the garden with three drying machines. The scene was very strange.
“Madam, you are awake!” Xiao Ya ‘da da da’ ran over and told Zu Qi about the situation this afternoon in general.
Bai GuangJian bought 20 bags of wild chrysanthemum powder, and his friends ordered four bags after careful consideration. It was exactly half a bag per person.
Zu Qi guessed that it would be such a result, and waved his hand not caring: “Go and prepare dinner. I want to eat the roast goose the day before yesterday, you remember to let them put in more chili and cumin.”
“Alright.” Xiao Ya scuttled away.
Zu Qi turned on the phone and discovered that Bai GuangJian had transferred money into his card an hour ago, a total of two hundred and forty thousand, no more, no less.
With another sum of money in the account, Zu Qi was really in a good mood. He was lying on the sun lounger with the corners of his mouth slightly tilted, smiling and squinting like a sneaky little fox.
He happily counted the eight-digit balance in the text message reminder, and didn’t even know when Xue Jue walked by his side.