Eventually, Su Tang snorted and said: “Ninety percent!”
In fact, Su Tang also felt that cooperating with Luo Xingchen was a good idea. However, that was with Luo Xingchen, not with the Luo family. From what she could see of the internal situation at the Luo family, Su Tang didn’t feel very optimistic about their development, despite the fact that they were currently the largest merchants in the north.
After all, the business world was always a place filled with rapid changes, so for a Luo family that had no wise leader at the helm, who could say what would happen to them in the future?
Of course, Su Tang still wanted to make use of the market channels that the Luo family currently had, but when it came to the Luo family itself, she had no intentions to combine her interests too deeply with theirs. After all, she wanted to avoid being dragged down by them.
But compared with the Luo family, Su Tang was much more optimistic about Luo Xingchen the individual. Her optimism didn’t stem just from the fact that she had such a firm handle on her, though that was also a reason, rather it mostly stemmed from the fact that she believed in Luo Xingchen’s business vision and ability.
Su Tang liked to make money, but she didn’t like to stand out in front and make a target of herself. Right now Luo Xingchen was a ‘man’, so it was much more convenient for her to go out and do business, thus Su Tang felt that the two of them could be good business partners.
Last time when Su Tang had given Luo Xingchen a few hints to get her to think more about the future, this was more or less the result she was hoping for. Therefore it was within Su Tang’s expectations that Luo Xingchen might come to her door and offer to cooperate on her own initiative like this.
They were both smart people, and Luo Xingchen also understood that this was the result Su Tang wanted to see. So, after deciding for herself, she had come to find Su Tang to show her stance.
However, when she heard Su Tang’s terms, Luo Xingchen directly jumped up and cried, “Su Tang, are you scamming me?”
Su Tang gently set down her tea cup, looked up at Luo Xingxing, and blinked ‘innocently’, “I’m being very fair!”
“Ninety? How about fifty-fifty? Forty-sixty at most!” Seeing Su Tang’s ‘innocent’ expression, Luo Xingchen shivered and said, “Also, don’t look at me like that, it’s scary!”
Su Tang was also feeling goosebumps from wearing this expression, ah. It was good for scaring others, but it also scared herself!
“Fine, I’ll stop!” Su Tang grumbled.
Luo Xingchen nodded “Good!”
With this, they reached an agreement, and Su Tang stopped making trouble. She said calmly, “Forty-sixty? Don’t be ridiculous, what kind of beautiful dream is that? Even if in a beautiful dream, it would be at most twenty-eighty! You’re giving me some random land, while I have to manage all the details, but you still want to take forty percent? What kind of sweet dreams are you seeing while awake?”
Luo Xingchen also began to argue according to reason, “First of all, I’m not having beautiful dreams, I’m just a beautiful person!” She felt this was an important point she had to emphasize. That done, she continued, “Also, what ‘random land’? Aren’t I providing five plots of land and also the people to work them? I’m giving so much, don’t you feel ashamed to only give me twenty percent?”
Su Tang retorted, “What kind of people can you give me? Can they even be used? Your people are all Luo family people, I can’t dare to use them, right? Why would I feel ashamed to give you twenty percent? By giving you more than ten percent, isn’t that already showing my sincerity as a friend? Besides, you are not as beautiful as I am.”
In fact, that was the most important point for Su Tang. Su Tang really only had one rule, and that was to only work with people who she could trust. People like her, who had deadly secrets, did not have the qualifications to take random risks. And this was undoubtedly a risk because, after all, Luo Xingchen had gotten this land from Luo Xinghe.
She said that something had gone wrong for Luo Xinghe, which caused him to have to sell the land cheaply, but was that true? Or was there something else? Thus, taking this land from Luo Xingchen definitely represented taking a risk.
Luo Xingchen was made speechless by Su Tang, but after a moment she rallied: “Well, I’m at least providing the land! What about thirty-seventy? That should be alright! After eating all the meat, you should at least let me have some soup, right? Aren’t I already very pitiful? If you don’t help me out here I’ll soon have no choice but to become a beggar in the streets. Do you have the heart to see me reduced to such a pitiful state?”
“En, I have the heart! If that happens, this young miss will pay for you to come and warm her bed!”
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