Chapter 16 – Winning Over Li Sisi
Twenty minutes later!
After carefully touring the restaurant, Chu Tian and Li Sisi arrived at a private room on the second floor.
Chu Tian poured a cup of tea for Li Sisi, “We’ve seen the place. Miss Li, what do you think about this place?”
“There’s no issue with the place itself,” Li Sisi stared at Chu Feng’s eyes and smiled, “This restaurant is quite large. There’s more than enough room even if it’s converted into a nightclub. A renovation would be all that’s needed.”
Seeing Li Sisi staring at him the entire time, Chu Tian rubbed his face subconsciously, “Is there something on my face?”
“No, no,” Li Sisi laughed, “It’s just that I suddenly recalled someone when I see you.”
“Oh?” said Chu Tian, “I look like someone?”
“No, that’s not it,” said Li Sisi, “He’s quite different looking from you. It’s just that… I suddenly felt regretful upon remembering things. If he had chosen to act like you are now, he wouldn’t end up so tragically.”
Chu Tian was confused by what Li Sisi was talking about, “Miss Li, I don’t quite understand? What are you talking about?”
“I was talking about a friend of mine from a few years back,” said Li Sisi, “His situation is similar to yours. He came from quite a wealthy family, a second generation rich kid.”
“But, he’s not as smart as you. Back then, he was also searching for true love. He ended up finding a girlfriend in college. But, different from you, he did not hide the fact that he’s rich.”
“Say, isn’t that just fooling around then? How could he find true love when he’s flaunting his wealth? Modern women are all very realistic and materialistic. Just by his identity as a second generation rich kid, who would possibly reject him?”
“Thinking that he had found true love, he ended up getting married and started a family with a kid. Later on, something happened to his family and they lost all their wealth overnight. Ruthlessly, that wife of his filed for divorce. Furthermore, she took the kid away too. In the end, he was unable to handle everything and committed suicide with drugs.”
“Thinking back, what happened to him is truly quite lamentable. If he had acted like you are now and pretended to not be rich and seek out a marriage partner as an ordinary person, he would most definitely not end up like that.”
Chu Tian was momentarily speechless after hearing Li Sisi’s story.
After all, he was not trying to put up a disguise of being poor. It was just that he wasn’t able to purchase new clothes in time.
It would appear that Li Sisi had a misunderstanding. She thought that he was deliberately pretending to be poor so that he could find true love from someone who doesn’t covet wealth.
But, while it was a misunderstanding, Li Sisi’s story had called to his attention.
Chu Tian pondered for a bit before saying, “Thus, if one flaunts their wealth too much, it’ll be difficult to find true love?”
“That’s of course,” Li Sisi took a sip of her tea, “Take you for example. With how pragmatic women are nowadays, if you revealed your wealth, based purely on your wealth, which girl would reject you? It is easy for those that are rich to find women to sleep with. But, it wouldn’t necessarily be easier for them to find true love.”
“That said, I think that your disguise is a bit overly done. I’d say that you should not disguise yourself to be too poor. You should instead disguise yourself to be someone from an average family. Those clothes you’re wearing are a bit too unpresentable. You should change to something more normal, something costing a couple hundred would do. As for your shoes, get something a bit more expensive. Eight nine hundred or a thousand would do. I think that would suit you better.”
Seeing Li Sisi’s earnest behavior, Chu Tian smiled and nodded, “Sure, I can do that. I’ll change my outfit later. For now, let’s talk about the nightclub. What do you think? Are you planning to be in charge of the nightclub?”
Li Sisi pondered for a moment before smiling, “Truth be told, I am indeed quite interested in taking on the challenge of managing a nightclub by the university. But, I cannot guarantee that it will be profitable. After all, this region is truly not that great.”
“You don’t have to worry about that,” said Chu Tian, “If the nightclub ended up losing money, I will pay for all of our losses. You absolutely would not have to spend a single cent on it.”
“Then… what’s my salary going to be?” asked Li Sisi with a beaming smile.
“Monthly minimum of 50 thousand,” said Chu Tian, “The upper limits would be 10% of the nightclub’s monthly net profit. In other words, if the 10% net profit surpasses 50 thousand, take 80 thousand for example, your salary will be 80 thousand. If it’s 100 thousand, then your salary will be 100 thousand. If it’s 40 thousand, less than the 50 thousand minimum, your salary will be 50 thousand. What do you think about that?”
[1. 50 thousand rmb is roughly 7.2k usd.]
Li Sisi stared at Chu Tian’s eyes. Suddenly, she revealed a brilliant smile, “Such a generous treatment. It would appear that you’re determined to win me over.”
“In that case, it would mean that you’re going to accept my offer?” Chu Tian also smiled.
“Of course,” said Li Sisi, “With a 50 thousand minimum guarantee, how could I possibly refuse you?”
“In that case, when are you able to come over?” asked Chu Tian.
“I can come over whenever. Thus, you want me to come over ahead of the opening to help you decorate and design the nightclub?”
It’s truly enjoyable to chat with a woman with high emotional IQ.
“That is indeed my plan,” said Chu Tian, “After all, I do not possess any knowledge about nightclubs. Furthermore, I still need to attend class. Thus…”
“I understand,” Li Sisi smiled, “You need to continue to pretend to be poor to find your true love. You cannot reveal the fact that you own the nightclub. Rest assured, I can handle it. I am familiar with all things nightclub. But, boss, you’ll have to be the one to pay for the renovations.”
“That’s no issue,” said Chu Tian. “Oh, that’s right. How much money do you think the renovation will need?”
Li Sisi pondered carefully before saying, “With how big this place is… three to four million would only be barely enough. I think we might need 5 million.”
Chu Tian took out his phone and, with no hesitation, transferred 5 million to Li Sisi’s account.
Seeing the transfer notification on her phone, Li Sisi was completely stunned, “My god! Boss, you’re sending me the cash right away? That’s 5 million we’re talking about here. Aren’t you afraid that I will run off with your money?”
Chu Tian smiled, “Of course not. I trust you.”
While that was what he was saying, that was not what Chu Tian was actually thinking.
What a joke!
You must not know how powerful of a hacker I am!
While I’ve transferred the money to your account, if I wanted it back, I can get it back within minutes. Not only that, I can also transfer away your personal savings of 1.6 million in minutes.”