I’m A Baller - Chapter 68
The meal, with all the eating and conversing, took almost two hours, and everyone was extremely satisfied.
Liu Li and the others still put on a great deal of self-restraint. Each of them only had a mouthful of dessert and two glasses of champagne. Basically, they steered clear of carbohydrates and mainly ate seafood and vegetables.
The second half of the day was mostly just chatting. Topics revolved around happenings inside and outside of class, societies in school, as well as rehearsals and performances, allowing Wang Yan to have a deeper understanding of their daily lives.
How to put it? It was totally not as messy as one might have thought it would be.
Most of the aspiring students of Capital Dance Academy practiced extremely hard. The pressure of employment was one of the reasons, but the dream of performing on stage was the more crucial reason.
The top performers of the Dance Group were rarely involved in scandals in society. For example, there was a name that was frequently heard from them: Tang Shiyi.
That was their senior in school, as well as their idol. She had graduated 10 years ago and got into Huaxia Song and Dance Theater. And now, she was already a glorious star in the dance industry.
It was said that she had many admirers when she was in school but even catching a glimpse of her proved to be very difficult. Day in and out, she would either be in the dormitory, or the classroom, doing her best to make a name for herself, so that she would be someone whose name would be passed down for generations, like the legendary Goddess Luo.
There were many students like her, such as Liu Li and Lu Yuanyuan. They were both just as hardworking.
Students like them had a relatively strong resistance to the temptations of the outside world, so it was difficult for them to be lured by external things.
There was another large group of students who came from extremely privileged and wealthy families. Children who practiced ballet and classical arts since they were young were all quite well-off. The only difference lay in how good they were.
For example, Lin Weiwei and Wang Xue might not be considered wealthy, but at least they did not lack anything. They simply had a love for arts, which was the reason why they learned how to dance. Even if they were not highly gifted and might not achieve much, it was not to the extent of having to find themselves some rich sugar daddies.
Of course, Capital Dance Academy definitely was not all good and no bad.
It was inevitable for any school to have students who were unable to resist temptations.
It could either be because their talents had been bludgeoned by their peers, thus causing them to develop a mentality of giving up on themselves. Or it could be that they were not contented with just being a dancer and wanted to step into a bigger circle, thus causing the emergence of all kinds of underhanded transactions that were marked with prices.
Wang Yan was extremely curious. His eyes lit up and he asked, “How much a month?”
In return, he had four ladies rolling their eyes at him.
But it was just a casual conversation, so they should all say what they had to say.
Reyi Nawu was the first to disclose an offer made to her and said, “Someone came to me personally and told me he would give me 50,000 a month. That bastard asked me to sleep with him!”
Lin Weiwei laughed her head off and added, “I told her that it will be her loss. Given her looks, she was worth 100,000…”
Nawu was extremely depressed and said, “I was not even of age back then. That bastard actually dared to entertain such a thought.”
Fu Yushi pointed out the key point and said, “For some students who want to enter the entertainment industry, money is secondary. Having the resources is more crucial.”
Liu Li shook her head and said, “I only heard about these. I didn’t say anything in response when someone tried to hit on me at our school gate.”
Wang Yan held her hand, shook it under the table and said, “Good girl.”
The other three ladies who were single were once again, made to watch their public display of affection.
“Yikes~ Let’s go, go, go! Really can’t stand them…”
Nawu was the first to protest.
Lin Weiwei looked at her watch and said with a smile, “I can leave, but I must have a plan first. Where should I go?”
Fu Yushi shook her head and said, “It’s at least 37 or 38 degrees outside today. I don’t want to go out there and torture myself in this hot afternoon.”
Nawu suggested, “Well, then we can go upstairs and take a look at Wang Wang’s room, play some poker or grab a drink, whatever it is.”
“I’m fine with this.”
Lin Weiwei and Fu Yushi were fine with it, but when it came to Liu Li, she shook her head and looked like she was in a pickle.
“You guys go ahead and have fun. Our Han-Tang Dynasty Classical Dance class is currently rehearsing ‘Lady Zhaojun Bidding Farewell’. I was out the whole afternoon, so I’ll probably have to rehearse until 10 pm at night…”
Lin Weiwei, Fu Yushi, and Reyi Nawu all understood such a situation like this very well. But without Liu Li around, they would all be in an awkward situation.
Liu Li was quick to persuade by saying, “You guys just go have fun. It’s rare for us to get together. Go, go. Just get whoever who is going back to the dorm tonight to bring me some food. That will do.”
It was not appropriate for Wang Yan to say anything, so he simply kept quiet.
Reyi Nawu explained on behalf of Liu Li and said, “I don’t excel in my major, so I am not involved in things like choreography and rehearsals. Weiwei’s ballroom dance class is more relaxed, so there aren’t many competitions, performances and rehearsals. Now it seems, it’s just Shi Shi’s musical and Liu Li’s Han-Tang Dynasty classes that have busier schedules.”
Liu Li continued to persuade them, afraid that she would be a spoilsport and ruin everyone’s fun. In the end, it was Lin Weiwei who made the final decision.
“In that case, let’s stay here with Wang Wang. I have nothing to do even if I drive back to Dongcheng. I really don’t feel like torturing myself like that.”
Wang Yan was fine with anything. He nodded and said, “Then you guys go wait for me in the room. I’ll send Liu Li back first.”
Liu Li refused to let him send her back no matter what, but Wang Yan did not give her a chance to make the decision.
He went out to foot the bill. There was no need for direct cash payment, just a signature could allow him to charge everything to his room. But even in doing so, he could still receive the reward from the sharing card.
The total price of the dishes and wine was 9,193. After adding the 15% service charge, it was a total of 10,570, not including the pre-meal bread and complimentary dessert.
The total rating of the seafood soup by the four girls was 6+9+10+10=35, the surge was a whole 35 times.
[You have received a total of 370,000 cash earnings through your Sharing Card. It has been disbursed to the System’s salary]
Wang Yan swept a glance at the balance. When he went out in the morning, the starting balance amount was 800,000. He paid 80,000 for the room deposit, and the remaining 720,000 suddenly rose to 1,090,000.
It was quite a pretty sight at first, but upon taking another look at this 8 /2,500 experience…
Fine then, he just had to look at it more carefully.
He went out to call Dave and asked him to bring Lin Weiwei and the other two upstairs to his room. Wang Yan was going to personally sent Liu Li back to school.
Liu Li said no repeatedly, but her heart was filled with sweetness. She secretly kissed Wang Yan in the shade of the tree.
The first kiss was on the cheek.
Wang Yan’s passion was immediately ignited. He hugged her and wanted to return the kiss.
He did not succeed in getting his way.
“Next time, next time… When I have time, okay?”
Liu Li acted coquettishly like a little kitten. What could Wang Yan do?
The main point was that the place where Wang Yan wanted to return the kiss was too rowdy.
It was definitely not a problem if they were in a room, but they were just by the main road, how could Liu Li be willing to?
The lovey-dovey pair arrived at the door. After sending her back, Wang Yan turned back and left. Under the teasing eyes of her classmates, Liu Li hurried to her rehearsal.
When Wang Yan returned to the lobby, Dave was still waiting at the reception desk.
“Hello, Mr. Wang.”
Wang Yan nodded to greet back and was about to leave when he suddenly remembered something. Again, he turned around.
“Dave, if my friends want to go to the gym, swimming pool or spa, are there any restrictions?”
Dave replied in a systematic and thorough manner, “Guests of the special suites can bring one friend to use the gym and the swimming pool for free, but I will apply for you so that all four of your friends can enjoy this privilege. I believe it’s not a big problem. As for CHI Spa, it’s another fee-for-service charge. You may need to get them a top-up card.”
“Is there a separate card each for the gym and swimming pool?”
Dave nodded respectfully, “Yes, there is. You can even get a separate card each, one for the swimming pool, and one for the gym. Which one do you need?”
Wang Yan weighed his options and immediately decided, “Card for the swimming pool.”
“The double location annual card costs 19,800, the single location annual card for the swimming pool costs 11,800, and the seasonal card costs 4,580.”
Wang Yan frowned.
Nouvea Riche Wang obviously did not find the price too expensive, but he felt that it was not appropriate to give such an expensive gift.
Thanks to the four pretty ladies, he just earned 370,000. Of course, there was no need to stand on ceremony with Liu Li, but Wang Yan felt bad if he did not give the other three something.
It just so happened that when they were chatting earlier, they had talked about how inconvenient it was to take a shower at school, so he was struck by an idea and planned to give them cards to the gym. This would not only provide them with a cooling place to hide from the hot summer, but also enable them to exercise and take shower.
However, even if it was just an access card to the swimming pool, the cost was much more expensive expected.
Now, a new question arose. Was it appropriate to give such expensive gifts to his girlfriend-to-be’s besties without a justifiable reason?
It was quite inappropriate, and this was not good for anyone.
If it had been his IQ and EQ from before, Nouvea Riche Wang might have just bought the cards on a whim as gifts for the ladies.
But now, he would never do that.
He could be willful and throw money away in any way he pleased, this was not a problem at all. But he absolutely could not make a mistake with the place where he did it, and not to mention the wrong target.
Fine, he had to give it up.
Dave was good at reading people’s expressions to understand their concerns. He realized that the VIP in front of him was not frustrated about the price, so he immediately came up with a solution.
“Mr. Wang, why not we do this? I will immediately apply for a few temporary cards for the ladies that do not bear any names. They will be valid for up to 15 days, which is synchronized with your period of stay. After which, you can consider whether you have further need for the cards…”
Eh? This was a good idea!
Wang Yan was in a good mood. He took out two hundred-dollar bills from his bag and handed them over.
“Thank you, Dave. You came up with a very good solution.”
The tip that Wang Yan gave should be much higher than the normal because Dave appeared to be very surprised.
But Wang Yan felt that it was worth it. This guy was very smart. In the next 15 days, there were still many things that Wang Yan would need him to do.