Seeing the bill in his hand, the doorman looked from side to side, then frowned and said.
“This doesn’t seem good.”
Ye Lu smiled and said.
“I forgot, I seem to have more than one ticket.”
Following that, he then once again took out two piles of banknotes and put them into the guy’s hand.
This time the doorman laughed as he patted Ye Lu’s shoulder and said.
“I told you that a handsome guy like you and our lady are the best match, hurry up and go in, if you need anything, just look for me, horses for courses!”
Ye Luo looked at him and said with a smile.
“I guess I’ll really have to bother you later, so I’ll go in first.”
After saying that he waved his hand at the guard and followed and walked towards the inside of the villa.
Seeing Ye Luo walking away, the big brother of the doorman then shook his head and said.
“Hey! It would be strange if you could succeed, calling a taxi to pick up our lady, you think our lady is a kimchi, you can pick up whenever you want.”
Ye Luo’s footsteps were quick, and it didn’t take him long to see a lot of people gathered in the middle of the courtyard, all dressed in suits and morals, making his impromptu matching rustic clothes look extraordinarily incongruous.
“Who’s that, you’re a civilian worker here to help, right? Come on, carry the drinks over with me.”
At this time, a guy in uniform looked at Ye Lu and said gesturingly.
Ye Luo didn’t explain, but followed him as he walked and asked.
“I heard that this family is on a blind date for their daughter today, why are so many rich people here, because of what?”
This guy in uniform was also a chatty guy, he said with a smile.
“What else could it be because of? It’s a loser.”
Then he lowered his voice and said mysteriously.
“You don’t know, but the owner of this house is rich, but he has two problems: firstly, he loves gambling. The owner of this family is of course anxious, which is why he came up with this solution.”
Ye Lu thought for a moment and asked.
“It means that whoever marries his daughter has to help pay the gambling debt, right?”
The uniformed man nodded with a smile and said.
“Yeah, that’s why the ones who come are all rich families.”
For his part, Ye Lu asked, somewhat puzzled.
“Is a daughter of his family worth so much money?”
Gu Shiqi was indeed beautiful, but, Ye Lu felt that he might protect Gu Shiqi regardless because of his feelings, however, what kind of woman could these rich families not find if they wanted, was it worth spending such a big price for a girl?
The uniformed man smiled and said.
“Of course it’s not just for the marriage proposal, because the owner promised that after the marriage proposal, the family business will be transferred to his daughter and son-in-law, one half each, the Gu family is a family of antiques, and the family business is also very big, so this deal is a good deal any way you look at it.”
After such an explanation from the uniformed man, Ye Lu probably understood Gu Shiqi’s father’s plan, guessing that with his gambling addiction the Gu family had long been emptied of its operations by him, his move would not only solve the gambling debt he owed, but also solve the crisis of the Gu family’s inability to turn around, at the same time, due to the form of marriage, the Gu family could still own half of the family property, really a good plan.
Seeing Ye Lu’s thoughtful look, the uniformed man then looked at him and smiled.
“Come on, these are not things you should think about, you are handsome, but what’s the point, you still have to work hard to carry this and that every day, come on, just carry the drinks, don’t dream of ‘toads wanting to eat swan meat’.”
Seeing that this man misunderstood him as a civilian worker, Ye Lu did not feel anything, he originally came from a bad background, if not for his luck, his life would probably not be much better than this man thought, so he smiled, picked up eight large beverage boxes stacked on top of each other and lifted his legs to leave.
The man in uniform was frightened by this gesture.
He raised his hands and looked at his arms, then said with some emotion.
“Are all the migrant workers so powerful? This is too powerful.”
This kind of drink was twenty-four bottles a box, each box was conservatively estimated to be more than thirty pounds, eight boxes, the uniformed man calculated how there were two hundred and sixty to seventy pounds, Ye Lu just picked it up and walked away, which made him extremely confused.
Ye Luo carried the drinks as he walked, while calculating his next plan.
First of all, it seemed that Gushiki was definitely not in danger for the time being, it was not a kidnapping or anything like that, it was probably just that her father had restricted her freedom and cut off her contact with the outside world, so there was no need to worry about Gushiki’s safety.
Then there’s the fact that I’m currently in an awkward position, so I have to get an invitation first so that I can legitimately be one of the contenders for the marriage proposal.
Of course, the last thing was to find a way to stir up the farce of the marriage proposal. I guess with this Gu family head’s pissiness, he would really sell his daughter, Gu Shiqi.
With his mind made up, Ye Lu began to move.
He carried his things and walked to the area where the guests were and then looked around. There were indeed quite a lot of people coming, basically all parents with their children and then a secretary or assistant like person, and of course there were quite a few with bodyguards.
Ye Luo saw that Zhang Yang was also here, however, Zhang Yang’s face was extremely bad, on the contrary, a teenager in front of him looked like he was on cloud nine and had a clear mind, this man was dressed in white and looked quite a bit out of the ordinary and dashing, beside him stood a Daoist priest in a moon white Daoist robe, which stood out among the crowd.
Ye Lu suddenly remembered that he had heard rumours a few times before that the Zhang family had eaten the “Immortal Pill” and were about to ascend to heaven.
To his surprise, the triangle-eyed Monkey was also present.
The Monkey was still a smart guy, so it would be slightly more difficult to steal the invitation from him. Besides, Ye Lu had never done anything like stealing before, so he found a stupid rich kid to steal an invitation first.
As a result, he found that the invitation had his name written on it, so he had no choice but to use his “auxiliary ability” to find the source file of the invitation and have it recreated and sent over.
“I didn’t expect so many people to show up, the competition is fierce!”
Someone looked at the people in the courtyard and sighed with emotion.
“Of course, this time the Gu family didn’t just give a daughter, there’s half the family fortune, although the Gu family business is just an empty shell, but as long as there’s money, the Gu family’s estate is definitely profitable.”
“Who says it’s not, it’s kind of a family misfortune to have a defeated owner.”
“Hehehe! His family is unfortunate, aren’t we people’s families fortunate, with beautiful women and a family fortune, we’ve picked up a big leak.”
Seeing the crowd chatting recklessly, Ye Luo did not participate, but listened while walking to get a rough idea of the situation, and after another while, the security guard at the entrance called and asked Ye Luo to go over to pick up something.
After getting the invitation, Ye Luo’s heart was in the right place, and he found a lively circle to go over and ask.
“That, I want to ask, how can the Gu family’s daughter marry at such a young age?”
Although Ye Lu did not know the age of Gu Shiqi, but she was only 18 or 19 years old after graduating from high school, so she still had a few years to go before she could get married.
As a result, a person next to him said with a smile.
“The Korean people can get married at the age of 18, and American women can get married at the age of 16, it’s not a problem.
Hearing him explain this, Ye Lu was a bit confused, he didn’t expect there to be such an operation, he was indeed ignorant in this regard.
Following that, these few people then looked at Ye Lu with a strange face and asked.
“Excuse me, which one are you? Which group do you belong to and are you also here to propose? I see that you seem to be very unfamiliar!”
“Yes, I don’t think I’ve seen you before either, I’ve seen everyone else here.”
“Little brother, did you just come alone?”
This city is not too big, not too small, and there are only a few rich and wealthy people, so even if they don’t know each other well, they will still mingle, and Ye Luo seems to be a complete stranger to them.
When he saw a few people asking, Ye Luo smiled and said.
“I, ah, I came alone, I represent Ye’s Pancake Group to attend the proposal, I am the sole heir of Ye’s Pancake Group, my name is Ye Lu.”
Hearing Ye Luo’s words, the crowd was stunned at first, followed by some people laughing out loud.
“What the hell, the pancake group, how come I’ve never heard of it!”
“Is that the kind of pancake from a breakfast stall? Are you sure you’re not here to be funny?”
“I’m not saying you’re not dressed like this to propose, it’s not going to work.”
“You must be an extra, here to liven things up, right?”
The surrounding people all looked at Ye Luo you said and I teased and laughed.
Ye Lu did not get angry, he looked at the crowd and said with a smile.
“Everyone, don’t laugh, let me ask you a question, how many people will succeed today?”
Being asked this by Ye Lu, everyone said with some confusion.
“One! There’s no need to ask.”
Ye Luo then said with a smile.
“Right, only one will make it, and the others are actually all accompaniments, right? So, the vast majority of you are just here to see, to put it bluntly, what kind of bullshit qualifications do you have to say about me, it’s grossly ridiculous.”
After being told that by Ye Lu, the crowd looked at each other and suddenly they were all a bit discouraged, because Ye Lu was right, everyone was more interested in coming to try their luck, there were only a few families that were really competitive, especially the Zhang family, not only did they have money, but they had recently produced a son who was treated like a treasure by the cultivators, so they definitely had the best chance of success.
As for them, everyone actually had a number in mind, and everyone was taking a chance, in case their family was looked at.
However, after a moment of silence, the crowd fired at Ye Lu once again, they felt superior to Ye Lu no matter what.
“Even if we can’t, at least we didn’t make a fool of ourselves like you did.”
“That’s right, you can’t be a mixer, how could the master hire someone like you?”
“I guess it was a migrant worker who came out of the blue to fool around.”
“Yes, yes, yes, I remembered when you said that, I just saw him carrying water.”
Just as everyone was talking, the uniformed man who had just directed Ye Lu to carry drinks suddenly appeared at the podium position, and he looked at the crowd with a microphone and said.
“Today’s courting meeting is about to start, please ask all the distinguished guests to take their seats, the family head will be here in a moment.”
Hearing the uniformed man’s words, everyone started to find a seat and sat down, Ye Lu of course also found a seat in the VIP seat.
However, soon, the uniformed man saw Ye Luo, he frowned and walked over looking at Ye Luo and said.
“Sorry, this is where the guests seeking marriage sit, not where you should sit.”
Ye Luo then looked at him and smiled and said.
“I am the guest who is asking for a marriage, so why shouldn’t I sit?”
Hearing Ye Luo’s words, the uniformed man’s eyebrows immediately furrowed into a lump as he looked at Ye Luo and said seriously.
“Please don’t joke around, making a scene won’t do you any good.”
Ye Luo smiled, then took out an invitation from his pocket and handed it over and said.
“What, look down on people, I am indeed invited by you, is it because I just gave you a hand that you misunderstood, I am a person who always likes to help people, it seems that my good intentions were taken for a donkey’s lungs, remember, my name is Ye Lu.”
The uniformed man took the invitation and looked at it. It was indeed their special invitation, and it did say “Ye’s Pancake Group” and Ye Lu’s name on it.
So, he hurriedly bowed to Ye Lu and said.
“Sorry, you are really Mr. Ye of ‘Ye’s Pancake Group’, I’m sorry for offending you, please forgive me.”
Once they heard that there was really a “Ye’s Pancake Group”, the few guys who had just ridiculed Ye Lu opened their mouths wide in surprise. Since the uniformed man had said so, that meant that Ye Lu was indeed a VIP invited by others, then the flirting and taunting just now seemed a bit ridiculous.
So, this few guys immediately apologised somewhat awkwardly, while Ye Lu waved his hand casually, he didn’t really care about this.
However, this scene was seen by Zhang Yang and the old monkey.
“How come Ye Lu also came here, actually not being chucked out, how strange!”
Zhang Yang looked at the direction of Ye Luo, then after thinking about it still turned his head and said to Zhang Tian.
“Big brother, do you see that side?”
With those words he then pointed at Ye Luo and said.
“That person is the Ye Luo I was talking about, I don’t know why, but he is here today too, you should be careful with him, that person is odd.”
Zhang Tian looked in the direction of Zhang Yang’s finger, and as a result, he saw that Ye Lu was a handsome mess, his heart suddenly became upset, he hated people being more handsome than him most in his life, so he sipped his tea and said coldly.
“It’s true that he has grown a look that is annoying, don’t worry, I will definitely clean him up when I have the chance.”
Zhang Tian did not put Ye Lu in his eyes, after all, he was now a veritable dark jin powerhouse, and his senior brother who followed him around and was also responsible for protecting him was even more powerful than him, he was not worried at all.
Soon, shortly after everyone was seated, the master finally appeared.
Ye Lu found that the man called Gu Yanqiu, also known as Gu Shiqi’s dad did look like a quite pleasant man, good looking, dressed ably and always with a smile on his face.
“Hello everyone, thank you all for giving me Gu Yanqiu face, I won’t say any more unnecessary nonsense, this is all a disaster of my own making, I truly hope that my family Shiqi will have a good home, so let’s begin.”
It seemed that Gu Yanqiu was not in a very good state of mind either, and as a reigning figure who had come to this point, he felt ashamed of his face, so he did not want to say anything more.
Beside the window of the room on the third floor of the villa, the old man of the Gu family and Gu Shiqi’s third uncle were watching the scene with a complicated expression.
“This loser, I hate to beat him to death with a stick.”
The old man of the Gu family said as he shook the stick in his hand.
At the side, Third Uncle, however, laughed helplessly and said.
“Dad, you can stop saying things like that, if you hadn’t spoiled him, how would he have stirred up such a big mess, besides, if you really put up with it, let those triad members beat him to death” soon after.
Hearing Lao San’s words, Elder Gu could only say with a helpless sigh.
“Ai! It’s just a pity that Shiqi’s child is suffering!”
Lao San also sighed and said.
“Ai! Who says otherwise, let’s hope that this time we can find a family with a better character who will treat Shiqi well.”
As the two men shook their heads and sighed, the uniformed man had taken the microphone and said.
“Hello everyone, the main reason for having everyone here so early is to give you more time to be able to present yourself, so let’s start with this side, each family will say what they are offering, and then the gentry from each family will come and make a presentation of themselves as a reference for their choice.”
Obviously, this process was already largely understood by all the other people who had received the invitations, so the first family took to the stage as soon as his words were spoken.
First came the owner of the family, who walked onto the stage and looked at the crowd with a smile and said.
“I am well aware that compared to everyone here, our Chen family is not the richest, so I have no chips attached, however, I believe my son is the best, and for this matter, I have just called him back from abroad with a double master’s degree in economics and social sciences ……”
Then, he then gave his son a divine blow, his son was not ambiguous, and when it was his turn to introduce himself, he actually mixed Chinese and English together, looking like he was quite good at it.
However, Gu Yanqiu didn’t say anything about it.
The next one seemed to have a son who was not very good, so he directly proposed an increase of 50 million to the conditions proposed by Gu Yanqiu to show his sincerity.
This direct approach of using money obviously made Gu Yanqiu more satisfied, and he smiled and nodded his head.
So, the next people also followed this approach, however, these children of rich families were strange and strange, someone actually made it clear that he actually did not like Gu Shiqi, not only Gu Shiqi, as long as it was a woman he did not like, he declared that he only liked men, as a result, he was beaten up by his dad on the spot.
After a bit of horse-riding display, the most important person from Zhang Yang’s family came on.
Sure enough, as soon as he took the stage he looked like he was determined to win.
“Our Zhang family will not be ambiguous when it comes to offering money, I promise we can offer twice the price, we can add more if it is not enough, of course, our Zhang family always believes that this is not a deal, marriage is a big deal, so the most important thing is to look at the person, and my child, Zhang Tian is already a veritable ‘Dark Power powerhouse ‘, I think people may not understand the power of a ‘Dark Powerful’, so please ask my son to say a few words.”
After saying that, he waved his hand, while Zhang Tian walked onto the stage in a very dashing manner.
“I am Zhang Tian, and I think you may not know much about the world of cultivators, so I will demonstrate it to you.”
With those words, he walked to the front of a table, followed by raising his hand and giving the table a “bang!” He tapped it.
However, after he slapped it, there was no obvious change to the table, and just when everyone was extremely puzzled, Zhang Tian stretched out his finger and gently poked at the table.
After a light sound, the table shattered into a trail of crumbs.
Following this, Zhang Tian then said.
“For cultivators, it is as easy as pawing if they want to control the lives and deaths of worldly people and acquire worldly wealth and power, and since I have a body that has been tempered by immortal pills, there will be no bottlenecks on my path of cultivation, and it won’t be long before I can dominate this world, I just want to ask, do you guys still want to fight me?”
This was a completely naked provocation, a threat, but everyone was silent, seeing this result, Zhang Tian then smiled and walked on.
His next family, on the other hand, shook their heads, indicating that they no longer wanted to participate, and then the next family likewise did not come on stage, and soon it was Ye Lu’s turn.
Ye Luo took a sip of tea and cleared his throat, then walked onto the stage and said with a smile.
“My name is Ye Lu, I’m here to ask for a marriage, the owner of Ye’s Pancake Group.”