The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 87
Chapter 87: Collaboration Achieved
After the young man appeared, Andre’s eyes never left him.
Obviously, this young man was His Majesty Randall who had just succeeded to the throne of the Tobys.
Randall’s skin was lighter than the other Tobys. It wasn’t reddish-brown, but more of a honey color. His facial features were soft and elegant. At first glance, he looked like a very good-tempered person. His blue eyes made his handsomeness rise yet another level.
When he stood on the last step, everyone bowed in unison, palms facing inward against their foreheads in standard Toby etiquette. Lin Luo and Xing Mo also followed along out of respect.
“Please rise, welcome everyone to today’s dinner, I wish you all a good time.”
As his voice fell, pleasant music began to play. Those who wanted to dance began to dance to the music, and those who didn’t want to dance went to the side, sat down on the sofas, and enjoyed delicious food and drinks.
Randall also walked down the steps at this time and slowly walked towards Andre’s direction. Andre walked up to him quickly, took his hand and gently brought him to Lin Luo and Xing Mo.
“Randall, these two are the friends from the Federation that I mentioned to you.” Andre introduced.
“Hello. I heard Andre mention you two. You are considerably marvelous!” Randall showed a good-looking smile, but for some reason still seemed a little weak.
“You flatter us…” Directly facing the emperor of the previous country, both of them were a little cautious, “Hello, Your Majesty.”
“Since you are friends of Andre, you are my friends as well. You don’t need to use honorifics in private, just call me Randall.” Randall said with a smile.
“Well then…” Since Randall had said so, they were better off being respectful of his wishes.
“Let’s go sit to the side and talk.” Andre led them to seats on the edge of the banquet hall. He chose the corner of the banquet hall, which was quieter and less noticeable.
Because Andre and Randall were walking in front, Lin Luo noticed that Andre’s right hand was possessively wrapped around Randall’s waist, and Randall seemed to be leaning against his shoulders naturally.
“They…” Lin Luo looked at Xing Mo with some surprise, but Xing Mo also held his waist in the same way.
“I know.” Xing Mo leaned into Lin Luo’s ear and whispered, “The last time he talked with Victor, I already felt that he cared about Randall. It seems that my guess wasn’t wrong.”
His slightly hot breath swept over Lin Luo’s ears, causing his sensitive ears to quickly become flushed.
“Xiao Luo, come and sit.” Andre called over.
The two quickened their pace, walked over and sat down.
The people around saw that Andre and Randall took people over and took the initiative to walk a little further away so as to leave room for them to talk.
Now that there were no people around, Andre relaxed a little. His hand still didn’t move from Randall’s waist, and Randall leaned directly on his shoulder and closed his eyes slightly.
“Randall is my lover. We’ve known each other since childhood, so you don’t have to be too cautious. Just treat him as you would me.” Andre adjusted his posture to make Randall rest more comfortably, then lowered his voice and said to the two of them, “I’m sorry, he was locked up by Brad before, and his body still hasn’t fully recovered, so he’s a little sleepy.”
Although Andre didn’t elaborate, they could fully guess how Randall was treated during his imprisonment. If Andre didn’t come back in time, it’s likely that Randall would have died suddenly like his father which would have been written off as overwhelming grief and other reasons. In the end, Brad would have rightly become the heir to the throne.
“Why don’t you let him go back to his room to rest?” Lin Luo watched Randall. Sleeping like this likely wasn’t very comfortable.
“No, he’s the protagonist of today’s dinner. He can’t be absent.” It was understandable if Randall didn’t socialize with others, but leaving early would be disrespectful to the guests who came in his honor.
Lin Luo and Xing Mo nodded in understanding.
Andre beckoned a waiter and asked him to get some food.
After the food was on the table, Andre said to Lin Luo and Xing Mo, “Please accompany him here. I’ll go around.”
In terms of the current national conditions of the Tobys, Randall, as the new king, actually had no real power. The real power was in the hands of the nobles, and Andre was the most powerful person among the nobles. His identity and status were naturally extraordinary, so while it could be overlooked if Randall didn’t go out to socialize, Andre couldn’t get away with it.
Seeing that the two had agreed, Andre stood up and walked in the direction of the crowd.
Sure enough, as Andre had said, as soon as he walked to the place where the crowd had gathered he was surrounded by people. With a decent smile on his face, Andre greeted the people who approached him one by one.
Victor took the opportunity to sneak over and sat down shyly beside Lin Luo and Xing Mo.
“I heard that you want to buy an energy converter?” Victor also noticed that Randall was resting, so he deliberately lowered his voice when he spoke.
“How did you know?” The two looked at him in surprise.
“Ha ha, I naturally have my own information channels. Besides, you didn’t intend to hide it from others, did you?” Victor said disapprovingly.
The two nodded helplessly, and directly admitted to it. There was no point in denying it. After all, they may need to purchase these machines in large quantities in the future. Such a big movement couldn’t be hidden from Victor’s eyes.
“I also heard that you have some sort of magical elemental potion?”
At this moment, Lin Luo and Xing Mo were really surprised. They didn’t expect that he even knew about the element liquid. That was something they talked about in their room the previous night. They didn’t expect Victor to know it the very next day.
“How did you know about that?” Xing Mo looked at him with some alertness. He still didn’t know Victor very well. His information was so accurate that it would inevitably make him feel defensive.
“Don’t be nervous, I heard the news from the medical center. You took out a wood elemental potion, and after diluting it, it helped the seriously injured Raymond heal quickly. At that time there was some left. Now It’s in my hands.” However he just got the news that day, so he wanted to use the opportunity of the dinner to come over and talk to them.
If he had only valued Lin Luo a little bit before because of his extraordinary ability to bet on rocks, now those points have directly multiplied by ten.
“Can you tell me about this elemental potion in detail? I can give you any conditions that Andre can give.” Victor was very sincere. He was a very clever man and had learned from the remaining elements what kind of business opportunity was available.
Xing Mo hesitated. He had already agreed to cooperate with Andre. Although Victor was also a good customer, he believed that Andre, who had rescued Lin Luo and him, was more trustworthy.
“We need to ask Andre for his opinion, if he agrees, then we can tell you.”
“How can that work? How could that guy agree? I…”
“Huh? What do I need to agree to?” Suddenly, Andre’s voice came from behind them. None of them were aware when he came over.
Victor suddenly seemed like a gourd with a hole carved for a mouth. He couldn’t say a word, but was still unwilling to let the opportunity go. As a result, the atmosphere became strangely silent.
Andre looked at Victor’s expressive face for a long time, and then smiled slightly, “Hehe, I know what you want to ask. I can cut you in on it, but the profit will be divided four to six.”
“You…” Victor instinctively wanted to bargain, but after seeing the unwillingness in Andre’s eyes, he nodded reluctantly, “Four to six, four to six.”
Only then did Andre tell Victor about the element liquid in detail. As he heard the benefits that the element liquid could bring, Victor’s eyes became brighter and brighter. This was really a big deal. Andre really did contribute the most to this business. Let alone four to six; he would have been willing to go as low as three to seven!
Andre also had his considerations. If he were to reap all the benefits alone, it would inevitably lead to dissatisfaction. Victor was the marquis whose status was second only to him and had no fewer connections or powers than him. This way would cause him to fight with him in the future. It was better to have a friendly and cooperative relationship. With his joining, it would definitely be much easier to do things in the future.
The cooperative intentions of the two parties were made very clear. What Xing Mo needed was energy converters, while Andre and the others needed element liquid. Both parties would be able to get what they needed, and both would stand to benefit.
When Yin Ye arrived the next day, he would discuss more detailed cooperation plans with Andre and Victor.
Time passed quickly, and when the dinner was about to end, Andre woke up the sleeping Randall to give the closing remarks, and everyone began to leave.
“Victor, you send them back.” Since the two parties were already in a cooperative relationship, Andre was reassured to throw Lin Luo and Xing Mo back to him.
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