I’m A Baller - Chapter 49
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
[You were feeling regretful because you were unable to eat more, but you are now able to enjoy the food calmly and without stress. You have therefore triggered the Secret Reward.]
[You have received a pack of Indigestion Relief Tablets.]
Was this what people meant when they said every cloud had a silver lining?
He was so delighted that he almost chuckled out loud. Wang Yan looked at the details eagerly.
[Indigestion Relief Tablets (Pack of 6): Improves digestion by 100% for 4 hours, protects your digestive system, and slowly helps it to recover. The effect lasts for 20 hours.]
[Note: As this reward came about under special circumstances, it can only be used in the current settings]
Wang Yan was shaken.
These tablets were so powerful!
Improving digestion was one thing, but helping to ensure gastric health—that would benefit one’s overall health in the long run!
It would be such a waste to use it while eating crabs.
If the note hadn’t specified otherwise, Wang Yan would have taken them home for his parents and auntie.
Although they didn’t have any gastric or digestive problems, it wouldn’t hurt for them to improve their health.
Unfortunately, since the pill had been created under such circumstances, it could only be used at the table.
Shaking his head with some regret, Wang Yan realized another problem—how were they going to split 6 tablets between 8 people?
After pondering the problem for a while, he looked at the seven youthful faces before him and sighed.
Turning around and collecting his bag from the service staff, he pretended to dig for something, but he was actually extracting the indigestion relief tablets from the System. He placed them on the second layer of the rotating tray, and turned it in their direction.
“I have a packet of indigestion relief tablets here. Feel free to help yourselves to one. There are only six tablets though, so someone will have to go without.”
Everyone was pleasantly surprised by his kindness.
Boss Wang had even prepared indigestion relief tablets for everyone?
How thoughtful of him!
“Thanks, Boss Wang!”
One by one, they thanked him.
Wang Yan decided not to take any for the following reasons.
Firstly, his digestive system was perfectly healthy, and he already had the Attribute Modifier.
Secondly, it wasn’t necessary for him to gorge himself on crabs.
Thirdly, Wang Yan sympathized with the people sitting opposite him.
There were three types of big eaters.
The first type was born into it, meaning that they had a unique body structure. They either had a powerful digestive system or didn’t need to digest at all.
The second type trained diligently to ensure that they would be able to consume a large amount of food in a single sitting.
The third type was sick, perhaps even bulimic. They binged, then purged everything they’d eaten by inducing vomiting.
Most of the big eaters in the country were either the first or the third type, but more so the latter.
Wang Yan hadn’t been aware of all that. It had all been told to him by Liu Yuanfang, who had wanted to check with him whether the contestants were allowed to induce vomiting.
After hearing from Liu Yuanfang, Wang Yan went on the internet to read up on it.
It was absolutely terrifying.
Apparently, it was common for people to go from being anorexic to being bulimic instead, resulting in them binging and then purging by making themselves vomit.
And then there were people who had been vomiting due to some other sicknesses and had subsequently gone from that to induced vomiting.
Some girls had been vomiting for as long as ten years, despite not even being twenty years of age. Thinking of how pitiful and sick they were, Wang Yan felt sorry for them.
But Wang Yan couldn’t help any of them; after all, there were too many pitiful people in the world. He couldn’t possibly help them all.
It all boiled down to fate.
The seven of them were the ones who were here today, and not anybody else.
That was fate.
They were lucky enough to meet, and Wang Yan was very willing to help them, even if what he could do was limited. It was an expression of his goodwill.
Wang Yan didn’t tell them how effective these tablets were or how it could improve their gastric health.
Since he had already decided to keep a low profile, there was no need to seek credit for something like that.
A hero wouldn’t seek fame or credit for doing a good deed.
So it was all left up to fate whether they chose to take a tablet, as well as whether it would work for them.
If he managed to help even one person for just a little bit, that would be good enough, and the cash prize would be worth it.
He didn’t believe in sacrificing his own interests just to help others, but he did believe in helping people whenever he could.
Nobody dared to touch the indigestion relief tablets, even though they had been set in front of the group for quite some time.
Everyone was still concentrating on eating the crabs. Da Gang was the fastest; he had finished his first crab and was moving on to his second one.
[Your guest has finished a king crab. The King Crab Card is activated]
[You have been awarded a Critical Hit Multiplier of 4900%. 8.6*498*49=209,857, you will receive a cash reward of 209,857.]
Looking at Da Gang, Wang Yan felt a weight settle on his shoulders.
“Big guy, you’re so lucky… You’re not showing any weakness…”
Wang Yan had just finished muttering, when Miki hit 5,000 percent.
He was dumbfounded.
Wang Yan, who suddenly appeared to be the least lucky one, subconsciously asked the System, “What the hell is going on? Have I brought in the luckiest people in the world?!”
The System replied: [The Crit Multiplier is completely randomized, but the emotions of the person eating could have a slight influence on the rate.]
[In other words, if the price and quality of the king crab greatly exceed what the eater is accustomed to, then they enjoy it more. The greater their enjoyment, the greater the rate will be.]
Ah, he now understood.
The two of them must have had hard lives, which was why they were stunned by the taste of the king crabs…
Wang Yan smiled understandingly. After all, just two weeks ago, he was a country bumpkin himself.
Had someone treated him to a huge crab that cost 500 dollars back then, he probably would have been moved to tears.
He could eat that every day and not bat a single eyelid, which meant that he was still the luckiest!
Since he couldn’t eat anymore, Wang Yan decided not to get in their way.
In his presence, the seven contestants seemed unable to relax. They were enjoying the food but seemed to have refrained from making conversation or interacting with the viewers.
Standing up and gesturing towards Liu Yuanfang, he said, “You guys continue. I’m going out for some fresh air.”
He then turned around and instructed Manager Liu, “If the crabs aren’t enough, serve them some more. Give them what they want. And get someone to take me to the spa.”
His words, although succinct, carried weight.
“Don’t worry. I’ll take good care of your guests,” Manager Liu promised.
Manager Liu was practically hanging on Wang Yan’s every word.
Of course, it wasn’t solely because he wanted to suck up to Boss Wang.
Anyone who had a keen eye would realize that all the cutlery and plates on the table were embossed with “Dong Yuan International.” If it was an advertisement for the hotel, then it would be the most natural advertisement ever.
It was currently being live-streamed, and video clips would be uploaded tomorrow. If he thought about it, what could be better publicity than this?
More importantly, they wouldn’t have to spend a single cent. They were literally being promoted for free!
And they would still be paid for the meal. In exchange, all they had to do was provide good hospitality and service.
For those reasons alone, Manager Liu had enough motivation to do well. Furthermore, the big boss of Dong Yuan International was watching the live stream too, and he was apparently pleased with how things were going, so how could he afford not to do well?
As soon as Wang Yan left, the atmosphere visibly lightened up.
Mizi patted her chest and let out a deep breath.
“Wah! Boss Wang’s aura was so powerful that I didn’t dare to take big bites with him around.”
Quite a few of them nodded in agreement.
“You’re right. It was stifling.”
The reason was simple. Before Wang Yan appeared, they had already placed him on a pedestal, so when they saw him in person and felt his aura, his presence seemed to be congruent with what they had imagined.
He was not only mysterious but also well-mannered. His mannerisms were those of someone who had been brought up in a wealthy family, and that itself made them feel stressed.
The way that Manager Liu fawned over him further reinforced the inequality in class and social standing. It reminded them of who the real boss was.
Who would dare show him any disrespect?