Chapter 41 – Relationship with Mr. Nie
After discussing it with the other side, Jian Luo was very happy. He was about to sleep, but his little brother in the lower bunk suddenly said, “Brother, can I sleep with you?”
Jian Luo was stunned for a moment and replied, “Come up.”
Jian Luo got up and rustled for a while as the other climbed up. He hugged his pillow and sat obediently beside Jian Luo.
“You’re really prepared.” Jian Luo couldn’t help but laugh and cry internally: “Tell me, why did you suddenly think of sharing the bed with your brother?”
Jian Sheng lay beside him: “Brother, do you think I can be a soldier?”
Why are you suddenly asking this question?
Jian Luo thought for a while: “You don’t have confidence in yourself?”
“No.” Jian Sheng’s voice was hesitant in the dark: “They said that humans cannot be soldiers because of their short lifespan and insufficient ability.”
Jian Luo lay on the bed: “Why do you want to be a soldier?”
The little brother next to him leaned against him: “Because I want to protect you and mom. I don’t want to farm, I want to be more capable.”
For ordinary human beings, if they wanted to become stronger, there were other ways than joining the army, as it is basically a fantasy.
Jian Luo put his hand under his head: “Becoming a soldier is not the only way. Do you think big brother has protected you?”
His younger brother thought for a while: “Yes.”
“That’s just it.” Jian Luo said slowly, without a heavy tone: “Whether as a dark star or a human being, everyone should live well within their own capabilities. Even as a little person, we have our own way of living. However, I don’t really mind. I don’t want to force you to realize any dreams because of me and my mother. Mom won’t think anything of it, just live according to what you want.”
Jian Sheng seemed to understand but also not understand.
“But you have to pay the price and effort for your choice.” Jian Luo said slowly, “No one else is worthy enough of deciding your life for you.”
Jian Sheng raised his head slightly: “Big brother, what is your dream in life?”
“Me?” Jian Luo really didn’t think about it, so he thought about it carefully: “Actually, I don’t have any dreams.”
Jian Sheng seemed to be a little surprised: “No dreams?”
Of course the child thought that it would be an amazing one. After all, in his opinion, how can he have no dreams, if he was so good at talking about dreams!
“En.” Jian Luo didn’t want to hide it from him: “I don’t have a dream. I just want to have a car, a house and food. If it goes well, I want to relax and travel. If it goes even better, maybe I will meet someone and live my life with a like-minded person.”
His younger brother was curious: “Big brother, what kind of person do you like?”
What kind of person?
This question was really embarrassing.
He liked the same gender, and he definitely liked strong tops.
Thinking of this, he couldn’t help but think of Lu Shifeng, a peerless top with a strong body. However, after pondering again, it was more important for both parties to be like-minded.
Although the top was good, one can’t be greedy.
Just as Jian Luo was about to speak, a slight snoring sound came from beside him. Jian Sheng, who was beside him, had wanted to chat, but he fell asleep quickly. The child put his legs on him in a wide, bandit’s stance.
Jian Luo sighed helplessly and slowly moved Jian Sheng’s legs away. If it were in the past, it was fine. But now he has a child in his stomach, although the little dragon cubs were said to be very strong, he still needed to be careful.
The light panel on the wall radiated a little bit of light.
Jian Luo looked at the flickering light as his thoughts diverged a little, before he gradually fell asleep too.
The alarm sounded.
Jian Luo, who woke up from the dream, sat up suddenly. He looked at his bracelet. It was 7:00 in the morning and it was already bright outside.
Jian Sheng next to him frowned: “Big brother? You got up so early.”
Jian Luo comforted him: “I’m going to work overtime today. Do you want to go to school in the afternoon? I’ll come back early to take you there, alright?”
Jian Sheng fell back asleep: “Got it.”
Jian Luo packed up and prepared to go out. Because he was going out to talk business today, he had specially washed his hair.
Su Liang said, “Going out?”
“En.” Jian Luo was still wearing a white shirt and black trousers: “I’m going out to meet a client.”
Su Liang looked at Jian Luo’s body. To be honest, she felt that Jian Luo was thin. Other women tend to get fatter and become swollen at the abdomen when they have children, but not Jian Luo. He had a small frame and no flesh on his body. Some time ago, she managed to feed him till his face was rounder, but he has now lost weight.
“Don’t work too hard.” Su Liang couldn’t bear it any longer: “The Marshal… doesn’t he care about you at all?”
Jian Luo put on shoes: “What does it have to do with him?”
Su Liang was silent.
Okay, she could see it clearly. This son of hers has never thought about marrying the marshal and enjoying a happy life. He was still concentrating on his career now.
For a while, Su Liang didn’t know whether to feel happy or unfortunate. They were both two different kinds of life, and Jian Luo has already made a choice.
“Luoluo, where are you?”
The information bracelet received a message.
Jian Luo opened it and said, “I just went out.”
“Oh, then I happened to come to Peace Paradise to do some errands. Where are you? I’ll pick you up by the way.” Jiang Jiang sent a message: “I drive there.”
Jian Luo was not shy: “I’ll wait for you under the tree at the head of the village.”
Because the driver said that he was always on call, Jian Luo got up and only dared to wait in the open after confirming that the driver was out of sight in the village.
After a while, Jiang Jiang arrived: “Luoluo, get in the car.”
Jian Luo got into the car at an unbelievable speed, like a thief: “Okay, let’s go.”
Jiang Jiang laughed: “Is someone tailing behind you?”
Jian Luo wiped the sweat from his head: “No one is. It’s just too hot. There is air-conditioning in your car, so it’s more comfortable here.”
Jiang Jiang thought he was praising his car.
The two were in the car when Jian Luo asked him, “Do you have a detailed plan of that food processing factory?”
“No.” Jiang Jiang did not plan this yet: “To be honest, I actually want you to set up this factory and I will be your shareholder.”
Jian Luo was surprised: “I’m settling it?”
Jiang Jiang smiled: “Yes, I think based on your talent in cooking and my connections, this food factory will not be difficult to set up. Moreover, in addition to broadcasting live at Jinjiang Network, anyone who wants to go to your physical store can come to your food factory, which will make a very considerable profit.”
When one thought about it, it was a win-win situation.
Jiang Jiang wanted to set up a new business. He has connections, but he lacks real popular products. He needed Jian Luo’s innovation and ability to come up with goods. On the other hand, even if Jian Luo wanted to start a business, he had no connections.
Jian Luo thought for a while, but didn’t refuse: “I’ll think about it first.”
Jiang Jiang said while driving: “It’s okay. You can think about it as you like. We are going to see my senior sister. She has a factory ready to be rented or sold. We’ll discuss about it.”
Jian Luo nodded: “Okay.”
The place where the two parties had an appointment to meet was at Moonlight. As one of the most expensive places for dark stars, Moonlight was the choice of most celebrities. Jian Luo and Jiang Jiang walked up to the second floor together.
There was always a uniform greeting at the entrance of Moonlight: “Welcome to Moonlight!”
When the many employees saw Jian Luo, their expressions were a little weird. They would inevitably look at him a few more times in shock.
Jiang Jiang patted his hair: “Luoluo.”
Jian Luo: “Huh?”
“Is it possible that I can’t hide my richness anymore?” Jiang Jiang’s tone was full of pride: “They seem to all admire me very much.”
I’m afraid you misunderstood.
But even so, Jian Luo still bit the bullet: “Maybe it is so.”
Jiang Jiang was very proud and the corner of his mouth evoked a satisfied smile: “Let’s go. I don’t think there is any reason for senior sister to disagree with us!”
Jian Luo was very lamentful.
The two of them went up to the second floor. In the distance, they saw a woman sitting by the window, dressed in fine clothes.
Jiang Jiang took the initiative to greet her, “Senior Sister Wen.”
Wen Sheng nodded lightly, looked at Jian Luo again and said warmly, “Is this the chef you mentioned?”
Jiang Jiang nodded: “Yes.”
“A human?” Wen Sheng seemed a little surprised: “I really didn’t expect this.”
Jian Luo frowned slightly, but quickly smoothed it out. A smile appeared on the corner of his mouth: “Senior sister, I really didn’t expect this too. Are you a dark star?”
Wen Sheng’s face changed: “Of course I’m a dark star.”
Jian Luo sat down, and replied as if it were a matter of fact: “Then, of course, I am a human.”
Wen Sheng had to admit that she was a little stunned, not only because Jian Luo was really different from all the humans she had seen before, but also because before, she was far away and couldn’t see clearly before. Now that it was clear what Jian Luo was wearing was AC’s summer limited edition shirt. A single shirt starts at 15w, and that didn’t include the pants and shoes.
Where did a human get so much money from? This was too unimaginable, unless it was a fake.
“Which store did Mr. Jian by his AC from?” Wen Sheng smiled but asked, “I remember it seems to be a limited edition, so it’s quite hard to buy?”
Jian Luo lowered his head and glanced at himself: “Well, I forgot.”
At that time, he bought too many clothes at once. Lu Shifeng told the people to stack and pack them together. How could he remember which store it was from?
Wen Sheng was stunned: “Forgot?”
“I don’t have to remember it, right?” A smile appeared on Jian Luo’s delicate face: “And this is a men’s model. You may go and find out more about it. You can also buy the women’s model.”
Wen Sheng’s mouth twitched.
An invisible scent1Not actually scent, Just metaphor to describe how the dinner table has become a Warfield. of gunpowder gradually filled the dinner table. Jiang Jiang didn’t expect this meeting to cause such a scene.
Jiang Jiang tried to warm it up: “Let’s order first.”
With the menu delivered, Wen Sheng took the lead in picking up the menu: “Why don’t I order first? I come here often. You may not have been here before, so you can just order a copy of what I ordered in a bit.”
Jian Luo fiddled with the tableware between his fingers: “Do whatever you want.”
Wen Sheng called the waiter, ordered a few dishes, and finally added: “They will have the same as me.”
The waiter looked at Jian Luo.
There was half-cooked meat included in these dishes, and by now, everyone in Moonlight knews that Jian Luo doesn’t eat undercooked meat.
Sure enough, Jian Luo said, “Since senior sister finished ordering, give me the menu. I will order food myself.”
Wen Sheng paused, looking at Jian Luo in shock. She then passed the menu to Jian Luo and stared closely, as if she was sitting and waiting for Jian Luo to make a fool out of himself.
After taking the menu, Jian Luo said to the waiter, “I want to drink rice porridge today.”
“Is it white rice porridge?” The waiter was respectful to others, he subconsciously tried to become more familiar with him: “A lot of new products have been released recently, why don’t I bring them to you to try?”
Jian Luo propped his chin with one hand: “I just want to drink rice porridge.”
The waiter responded with a hum and then went off. He had also asked about Jian Luo’s taste intimately, and whether he wanted to eat other small dishes. The degree of his attentiveness was jaw-dropping.
What surprised Wen Sheng the most was that Moonlight’s ordering procedure had to always be chosen from the regular menu, but why was Jian Luo different?
Jian Luo met her gaze: “What’s wrong?”
Wen Sheng pouted, hiding his inner thoughts: “It’s nothing.”
After ordering, it was time to discuss things. Wen Sheng spoke upfront: “I was going to sell my factory, but Jiang Jiang, since you are my junior brother. If you want to rent it, I will definitely consider it.”
Jiang Jiang sat up straight: “Senior sister, you said before that the rent will be 200,000 a month. It is a bit expensive. Can you make it less?”
“A little less?” Wen Sheng sneered: “Junior brother, this is really the lowest price for me. If not for the sake of our relationship, I won’t rent it to you.”
Jiang Jiang glanced at Jian Luo.
Jian Luo roughly thought about it: “If we make an annual payment, will it be cheaper?”
“Annual payment?” Wen Sheng glanced at Jian Luo, her tone stretched out strangely and contradictory: “That would be very expensive too, three or four million star dollars!”
The porridge was served.
Jian Luo picked up the spoon and took a sip: “You can’t go any cheaper?”
Wen Sheng was still irritated: “It’s not that I’m not giving it to you cheaply. If you go and ask around, I’m really worth the price.”
Jian Luo responded, “Then I’ll go and find out.”
There was a moment of silence in the air.
Wen Sheng’s chest heaved up and down with anger. Why was this human being so uneducated? He also didn’t play his cards like others at all?
The group was talking when suddenly, there was some movement from the corner. Jian Luo followed the sound and saw that Nie Yan, who was wearing an ordinary noble costume, was standing behind the stairs. He must have come to inspect the restaurant again. Yes, the richest man always liked to do things on his own and was very dedicated.
Nie Yan was listening to the report of his subordinates, when he suddenly noticed Jian Luo’s back. From a distance, the richest man squinted and rubbed his eyes.
“Is that Mr. Nie?” Wen Sheng’s tone couldn’t hide her excitement: “I really didn’t expect to see him here.”
On the contrary.
Jian Luo was much more indifferent. Because it was his rest day, he just nodded slightly when he saw the boss, which was regarded as a greeting.
Who knew that Nie Yan would stride over directly.
Jian Luo slapped the action of playing with the spoon.
Wen Sheng was surprised. She could not operate her factory anymore, but Nie Yan controlled 70% of the world’s economy, so as long as she had a connection with this boss, she would never have to worry about doing business again. Seeing that Nie Yan was getting close, Wen Sheng took the initiative to speak: “Mr. Nie…”
Nie Yan’s eyes just landed on Jian Luo: “You’re only eating this?”
Jian Luo glanced at the white porridge: “I’ve added salt, it’s alright.”
“What kind of nutritional value does this have?” Boss Nie, who was very wealthy and rich turned his head and glanced at the manager: “Go, make a new dish.”
The manager’s heart became numb: “Yes.”
After all, the boss has been wanting to invite Mr. Jian over for dinner some time ago. Of course, only one or two out of ten times was he ever successful.
Everyone in Moonlight has fully understood what dishes to serve, as long as they are nutritious, they were all served. It only made sense, come to think about it. Mr. Jian seems to have become thinner.
Wen Sheng was surprised: “Jian Luo, do you know Mr. Nie?”
Jian Luo looked back at her: “What’s the matter?”
Wen Sheng choked.
In fact, nothing’s the matter, but how should she approach this?
Could it be that Jian Luo actually knew such a big person? Should she ask Jian Luo to introduce her to him instead?
Wen Sheng’s face turned blue and white, and she said slowly: “That, actually, I…”
She was interrupted by Nie Yan before she could finish speaking. The richest man twisted the ring in his hand and said slowly, “Are you two friends of Luoluo?”
Wen Sheng nodded quickly: “Yes, Boss Nie, we all know each other.”
“Oh~” Nie Yan looked at her and Jiang Jiang through his golden glasses: “Luoluo’s friend is Moonlight’s friend. I’ll treat you to this meal. Have a nice meal.”
A question mark appeared over Jian Luo and the two people beside him at the same time.
Terrified, Jian Luo quickly said, “Boss, it’s okay. We will just pay for it ourselves.”
Wen Sheng felt that this might be a good opportunity to strengthen their friendship, so he took the initiative to say: “Mr. Nie, how embarrassing. Since we’ve met, have you eaten? Why don’t you sit down and eat with us?”
In fact, she was still deep in her hallucinations.
With Nie Yan’s identity, what kind of high-end wine professionals could she invite with the richest man backing her?
Generally, one had to make an appointment half a month in advance, to see the richest man, who will choose who he wanted to meet according to their value.
But Nie Yan only lifted his eyelids to glance at Jian Luo before nodding lightly: “Sure.”
Wen Sheng was overjoyed.
Jian Luo was terrified.
Jiang Jiang was dumbfounded.
Because Jiang Jiang was sitting beside Wen Sheng, Nie Yan naturally sat beside Jian Luo and said to Jian Luo, “Don’t drink the porridge, eat something else later.”
Jian Luo sighed: “I don’t want to eat greasy food.”
Wen Sheng next to him was very surprised. Could this be a conversation between an ordinary boss and a partner? Was Mr. Nie so casual?
And isn’t Jian Luo just a live-streamer?
How did he know Mr. Nie?
Nie Yan’s tone was extravagant, but he spoke like an old woman: “Recently, a few boxes of holy dragon fruit have come in. They have been developed into ice cream by Kazuki. You can’t keep your mouth shut like this, what if you don’t get enough nutrition? You’re already so thin as is, you want to go further? Didn’t I say, Lu Shifeng was good at fighting, but he is really behind on taking care of others.”
Jian Luo smiled, and couldn’t help but burst out laughing.
Nie Yan frowned: “What are you laughing at, did I say something wrong?”
“No.” But you dared talk slander Lu Shifeng. Jian Luo changed the subject: “I was just laughing casually…”
Nie Yan snorted coldly.
Wen Sheng, who was on the opposite side, could see that Jian Luo really had an unusual relationship with Mr. Nie. She immediately changed her mind: “Luoluo, if you want to rent my factory, I will give it to you cheaply.”
Jiang Jiang next to him was stunned.
This good senior sister of his from before was unwilling to cut the price by half a cent. Why did she change her temperament now?
Jian Luo looked up at her, but unexpectedly refused: “Didn’t Senior Sister just say that there was no way? I don’t want to take advantage of you, so forget it.”
Wen Sheng was stunned.
Jiang Jiang was also a little hesitant: “Luoluo…”
“The basis of cooperation is the mutual respect of both parties.” Jian Luo also explained it and said: “I came to negotiate the price sincerely, but senior sister just refused to give in, which really made me unable to see the sincerity of cooperation.”
He might be stupid, but he not this stupid either.
Wen Sheng’s attitude has changed so quickly. Wasn’t it just because of the boss’s name? He and Nie Yan are really just casual acquaintances, so if this business was really negotiated, there will be endless troubles for him later.
Wen Sheng’s expression turned even more ugly: “Luoluo, there may be some misunderstanding.”
Nie Yan fiddled with the ring in his hand. After listening, he also read the mood in the room. The richest man smiled: “Where is the factory?”
Wen Sheng didn’t expect to be asked, and quickly answered, “It’s the factory at Fuye Park in the west. I was going to sell it. Mr. Nie, are you interested in acquiring it? I want to change careers soon and am very experienced. You can consider hiring me.”
Nie Yan raised his eyebrows: “Fuye Park in the west?”
“Yes, yes.” When Wen Sheng saw the opportunity, she immediately ignored Jian Luo and stared at her new boss.
Nie Yan thought for a while, then turned his face and said to Jian Luo, “There is a chemical factory in the west. If you want to open a food factory, Jianye Garden in the south is better.”
Jian Luo’s eyes lit up: “Really?”
“Yeah.” Nie Yan enjoyed this kind of adoration. The richest man in the world finally found something he was good at: “Moonlight is the biggest food company and has always had its own supply chain. Recently, I happened to have the idea of expanding production. If you have the idea of opening a factory, you can follow Moonlight in this business.”
Wen Sheng was dumbfounded.
A sudden regret spread from the bottom of her heart. Listening to this, does that mean Jian Luo had a say in Moonlight’s expansion plan?
Couldn’t it be that she could have worked together with Moonlight?
“But…” Jian Luo didn’t immediately agree. He had his own thoughts: “I might not be able to keep up with Moonlights’s big factory. I only expected to run a small factory.”
Nie Yan said casually: “The big factory can share a space with you, I’ll take you to see it in two days.”
After thinking about it, Jian Luo decided to respond first. After all, although Boss Nie was quite stingy sometimes, he handles things very well. The bigger problem was if he could make more money or let Boss Nie become a shareholder.
Thinking of this, Jian Luo was relieved. He said, “Okay, thank you.”
Slowly, the waiters brought the dinner. Jian Luo just drank too much water so he said, “I’m going to the washroom.”
Nie Yan nodded.
Jian Luo stood up and was about to go out, but Wen Sheng, who was opposite him suddenly stretched out her hand to grab him, trying to struggle: “Luoluo, I want to go too, let’s go together…”
When she pulled him so suddenly, Jian Luo was subconscious and wanted to dodge, but when he turned his body, he touched the water glass and warm water was spilled, wetting his wrists.
Nie Yan’s face changed greatly, and he stood up suddenly: “Jian Luo!”
Jian Luo shook his hands and said warmly, “It’s alright, I’ll go to the bathroom and wipe it off.”
Nie Yan was relieved when he saw that he was fine. The man lifted his eyelids and glanced at Wen Sheng, his eyes were sharp and a little hostile.
Wen Sheng gasped in her heart: “I, I didn’t do it on purpose.”
Jian Luo didn’t bother to care anymore. He said, “I have a change of clothes in my storage compartment. I’ll go to the bathroom to clean up first.”
“I’ll accompany you.” Jiang Jiang took the initiative to ask: “You won’t be able to move around easily on your own.”
Nie Yan was about to speak, but Jian Luo quickly agreed with Jiang Jiang: “Okay, let’s go.”
To be honest, he really didn’t dare to let the richest man accompany him. How embarrassing. He should go with Jiang Jiang, at least he’ll be more comfortable with a fellow brother.
Moonlight’s bathroom was very luxurious and there was no one in it.
Jian Luo’s information bracelet was soaking wet. The quality of this thing has been getting worse and worse in the past two months. This time, it was soaked in water and the screen was a little blurred. He took it off and gave it to Jiang Jiang: “Help me hold it. I’ll go into the cubicle to change my clothes.”
Jiang Jiang was also a happy person: “Go, I’ll take care of it for you.”
Jian Luo smiled, nodded, and then went in to change clothes with confidence. Jiang Jiang, who was outside dutifully guarding the door, was standing when a message suddenly came from the information bracelet.
Jiang Jiang tapped it open but saw that the sender’s name was blocked out. The content of the message was very bizarre:
[There is a good location at Linya Villa in Imperial City’s No. 1. Would you like to take a look?】
There were many question marks on Jiang Jiang’s head.
He knew that Imperial City No. 1 was the most expensive location in the Dark Star’s Imperial City and the prices were sky-high. It was a place that only nobles would consider.
Was this a scam sales pitch?
Jiang Jiang was thinking about it when the message came again: “There are a few vacant buildings over there, you can choose whichever you want.”
Originally it was just a suspicion, but Jiang Jiang is now very sure that this is definitely a scam. Hehe, you can choose whatever conditions you want?!
As a good brother, it is necessary to keep such scammers from one’s friends!
Jiang Jiang asked Jian Luo: “Luoluo, is your information bracelet not set up to block others so that fraudulent information can’t be received?”
“Huh?” Jian Luo didn’t quite understand dark star technology: “Maybe it’s not set.”
Jiang Jiang, as a coder, understood this: “Then let me handle it for you?”
Jian Luo had no opinion and said casually, “Okay.”
Jiang Jiang got his permission, so he thought about it for a while before quickly replying: “Choosing any one from Imperial City’s No. 1? Why don’t you let me pick a spaceship? Don’t send me any more messages.”
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It is wrong to choose responsibility over dreams? I don’t want to be selfish 🥺 btw thanks for this chapter 🤩 this is the second time jiang jiang 😱😏