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104 Returning Home

    David looked around proudly. "Brother Chu, my business is going to benefit a lot from your lobsters and abalones."

    "Natar would never have imagined that I have a lucky star like you; you must've been sent by God to help me."

    Chu Xian looked at David speechlessly.

    "These lobsters and abalones will attract a lot of attention to me, and when I get your dried fish in the future, I'll be able to maintain this fame even when all the lobsters and abalones are gone."

    "And Natar's business for his hotel...haha, it will definitely drop! Haha, amazing!"

    The two returned to the ornamental fish shop. People came to see the precious Arowana, and even though no one was able to afford them, the increased traffic still raised the sail of regular ornamental fish.

    David couldn't keep his smile off his face.

    Later that night, Chu Xian received an unexpected phone call from Hong Chenghai.

    "Haha, brother Chu Xian, I hope I'm not disturbing you."

    "Not at all, big brother Hong. What can I do for you?"

    "I called just to remind you that the bids for Hai Qing's fish farms are beginning."

    "What?" Chu Xian asked with surprise. "Brother Hong, don't the leases end in September? Don't I still have a month?"

    "They end in September, but the bids always start two months beforehand. This allows the farm owners to prepare better for the transition. What do you think? Are you going to join the bid?"

    "Yes, of course. I've wanted a fish farm for a while now!" Chu Xian smiled.

    Since Hong Chenghai called him, it was clear that Chu Xian only needed to worry about bidding.

    [Looks like the government is repaying the favor!] Chu Xian thought to himself.

    "Haha, you should come over then. You still need to handle the bidding yourself." Hong Chenghai reminded him.

    Chu Xian nodded. "Of course, brother Hong!"

    The next morning, Chu Xian woke up early. Breakfast was already prepared, so Chu Xian approached David. "Good morning, David. I have to apologize. I need to return to China today; I have some business I need to take care of!"

    "Leaving? So soon?" David looked at him with surprise.

    "En, the bid for the fish farms are beginning so I need to go back," Chu Xian answered honestly.

    "What a shame! I was planning on taking you for a tour around America and Europe!" David shook his head in disappointment.

    "That's alright. We can always go next time!" Chu Xian shook his head as well.

    After breakfast, David looked at Chu Xian and took him to the garage. "Brother Chu, which one do you like?"

    "En?" Chu Xian looked at him in astonishment.

    David shrugged. "Chu Xian, look, I have so many cars here and I don't get to drive them very often. Don't refuse; you saved my life. I'll feel bad if I can't show my gratitude, and these cars are second hand anyway."

    Chu Xian smiled. After a moment of consideration, he pointed to a Mercedes convertible. "I'll take this one. Will it be troublesome to ship it to China?"

    "Haha, not at all!" David shook his head. "Brother Chu, this is what I do for a living! I can even get a Chinese license plate for you. It's easy!"

    "Alright, then this one!" Chu Xian nodded.

    "No, no. Brother Chu, this convertible is an old model. Choose this one. That convertible isn't good for Chinese roads; this Rolls-Royce Dawn is better - an elegant classic." David led Chu Xian to a fancy white car.

    "This?" Chu Xian looked at the white Dawn. The Rolls-Royce Dawn was just as David described - it was a stylish classic indeed. The Spirit of Ecstasy flew proudly. This was a luxury car, a real luxury car. (1)

    David sat in the driver's seat and drove it slowly. He pushed a button and said, "Brother Chu, the other perk of this Dawn is the roof. You can drive while its raining or even during winter. It's very convenient. What do you think?"

    David smiled when he saw Chu Xian's expression. "Then it's this one, brother Chu. I'll have it shipped to you in a week with all the documents in order. All you need to do is pick it up."

    Chu Xian looked from the car to the smiling David and finally nodded. "Alright, thank you very much!"

    "Haha, you're too polite brother! You saved my life and helped me so much. All I did was give you a car!" David shook his head. "When are you planning on going back? I'll have my people get a ticket for you!"

    "This morning. It'll be best if I can arrive in China during the daytime!" Chu Xian replied.

    "Ok." David nodded.

    Around 11 am, David waved to Chu Xian before making an international call. "Hey, Xiao Wu. En, buy a Rolls-Royce Dawn in Jing Hai city and get the certifications and license ready. Okay, drop it off at my villa. I'll fly to China after I get back from England.

    ....

    Chu Xian looked out the plane window at New York City and smiled. This trip to America had been very fruitful; his strength increased and the system leveled up. He could explore the ocean now.

    "When I get my own fish farm, I'll catch fish from the ocean."

    Recalling the lobsters and abalone he found near the island, Chu Xian's eyes burned. He sold them to David for more than three million RMB.

    Even though three million RMB was just the price of one premium ornamental fish, Chu Xian's ornamental fish weren't an ordinary resource. He couldn't tell others how he got them, and while his small Paradise Ornamental Fish farm could sell ten or twenty Arowana just fine, he would get in a lot of trouble if he wanted to sell a couple dozen more, not to mention a couple hundred.

    "If I want to sell a lot of ornamental fish, I have to wait two or three years. It's important to build a foundation. I can keep selling goldfish for now and also take advantage of hunger marketing. This way, I can focus my attention on the ocean."

    Different fish, plants, pearls, and sunken boats were all treasures of the sea.

    Chu Xian's eyelids grew heavy as he daydreamed. When he woke, the plane was landing in Jing Hai.

    It was noon by the time Chu Xian returned to Hai Qing. When he got back to Gu Wu Street, he could make out a large and a small shadow having lunch in his store.

    Chu Xian smiled and walked over. "Pupu, Miss Tang!"

    "Ya, brother! You're back!" Pupu wiped some rice off her mouth and stood up happily.

    "En." Chu Xian nodded. "I have some business to attend to, so I came back early. Sit down and eat!"

    "Brother, have you eaten lunch?" Pupu asked.

    "I haven't, but I'll eat later." Chu Xian shook his head. He took out two pearl bracelets and gave one to Pupu. "Here, I bought this in America. Put it on."

    He turned to Tang Qiumeng as well. "Miss Tang, this one is for you!"

    "There's no need. Thank you." Tang Qiumeng shook her head. She only needed a glance to see that the bracelet wasn't cheap.

    Chu Xian didn't insist, but for Pupu, he put hers in her hand. "Put it on. It's a bonus for your hard work!"

    Pupu's face turned red. "Thank you, brother!"

    "Haha!" Chu Xian rubbed her head and sat down to chat.

    Business had been normal during his ten or so days in the US. It hadn't dropped in the least since more and more people visited Hai Qing.

    There were more than ten thousand new visitors to Hai Qing every day, and most came to see the Black Horned Snow Dragon King. After they saw the one-of-a-kind fish, they dispersed and visited some of the other scenic locations. After all, Hai Qing was considered a good city for tourists.

    And with all the people coming to Hai Qing every day, it was great for Chu Xian's business; he sold dozens of goldfish everyday.

    Tang Qiumeng's pet shop also benefited, and sometimes the demand even exceeded the supply.

    After chatting with them, Chu Xian went to eat at a restaurant. From the second-floor window, Chu Xian could see Gu Dao Recipe. Their business was also very good, and many people were lining up on the street.

    After lunch, Chu Xian called Hong Chenghai. In the afternoon, Chu Xian went to the government office.

    Hong Chenghai made some arrangements and a young man approached Chu Xian as soon as he reached the front desk. "Mr. Chu? Mayor Hong is waiting this way."

    "En." Chu Xian nodded.

    "Here." The young man stopped in front of a door. He couldn't help but examine Chu Xian with some surprise at his age.

    "Haha, Xiao Xian. You're back! Come! Sit! Sit!"

    Hong Chenghai stood up to greet him as Chu Xian entered the room, and the young man was shocked again as he moved to close the door.

    "I rushed over as soon as I heard the news, Mayor Hong. I have to thank you for the reminder." Chu Xian nodded and sat down.

    "Don't call me Mayor. It's just the two of us. Call me big brother!" Hong Chenghai shook his head and handed Chu Xian a cigarette.

    "Alright, big brother Hong!" Chu Xian nodded.

    "Hehe, I hope I didn't interrupt your vacation in America!" Hong Chenghai started chatting casually.

    Chu Xian shook his head. "I was just looking at the American market with a friend. You didn't interrupt anything."

    "Our Hai Qing City has benefited a lot from your Arowana this time. We have to properly thank you for this!"
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