745 A Woman“s Warning
"Do you believe me now?" Gu Ning asked while looking at him.
"Of course! They are merely nobodies before you. I think they'll run away when they hear your name!" Du Laifeng said.
Gu Ning had gained a lot of fame, so many people were aware of how powerful she was.
For now, Du Laifeng just felt so honored and lucky to meet Gu Ning, who would change his life.
"How much is the rent?" Gu Ning asked.
"Well…" Du Laifeng thought for a while. He couldn't charge too much, because Gu Ning had already done him a great favor.
Gu Ning understood what was on his mind, so she opened her mouth again before Du Laifeng could say something. "Just tell me the number. I hate to be cheated, but I also dislike taking advantage of other people."
Since Gu Ning said so, he offered her the most suitable price. After that, they signed a lease for five years. In addition to that, they also signed a labor contract. Du Laifeng would own 10% shares of the branch of Xiangyun Antique-store in City B, and his monthly pay was ten thousand yuan along with 1% commission.
If he was able to sell a real antique whose price was a million yuan, he would get ten thousand yuan as commission.
Of course, he might not sell a single real antique within several months, or might sell several real antiques which were worth over ten million yuan within several days. It all depended on the sales.
All in all, it was still a very generous offer in Du Laifeng's eyes, because he also could have 10% shares of the branch of Xiangyun Antique-store in City B! The more real antiques he could sell, the more money he could make.
Apart from that, Gu Ning would also advertise Xiangyun Antique-store once she had a chance to help it to gain more attention.
It was hard to find real antiques nowadays. As long as there were real antiques placed in Xiangyun Antique-store, people would come to buy them once it became famous.
Du Laifeng didn't think that far, because he was already stunned by the name of Xiangyun Antique-store.
He had been involved in the antique industry for years, so he paid a lot of attention to the latest news about it. Although Xiangyun Antique-store was located in the capital, antique lovers in City B had already heard of its good reputation.
Du Laifeng heard that Xiangyun Antique-store was sold at auction a while ago, and its new boss ran it very well. He also noticed that the branch of Xiangyun Antique-store in City B was written on the contract. All of a sudden, an idea dawned on him.
"Goddess Gu, a-are you the boss of Xiangyun Antique-store?" Du Laifeng rounded his eyes in shock.
"Yes," Gu Ning said with a calm face. "I have many real antiques with me, but I can't put all of them in Xiangyun Antique-store in the capital, so I plan to open a branch in City B to place them in."
Gu Ning said it calmly, but Du Laifeng was astonished. It was difficult for a normal antique store to have several real antiques, because real antiques were really expensive. Xiangyun Antique-store, however, showed dozens of real antiques in the store, which shocked all the antique lovers in the capital.
Goddess Gu was unusually rich!
After signing the contracts, Gu Ning said, "Please clean your store up these days, and register all the handicrafts in the store properly. They are yours, and I won't take them."
Hearing that, Du Laifeng was surprised, because he planned to give them to Gu Ning, but Gu Ning was very generous and she wouldn't take them.
Gu Ning added afterwards, "I'll send you a picture of the sign of Xiangyun Antique-store later, and you can make a similar one with 'City B Branch' on it."
"Sure, boss," Du Laifeng said.
Du Laifeng changed the way he addressed Gu Ning after signing the contracts, which showed that their relationship was different now.
After that, Gu Ning transferred the annual rent to Du Laifeng.
Since he had shares of the branch, there was no need to charge a deposit.
Once Gu Ning left the antique street, she noticed that someone was following her.
"Miss, please wait a second," a woman around 40 stopped her.
"May I help?" Gu Ning asked.
"Miss, I just saw you sign the contract with Du Laifeng in his antique store. I think you better not rent his store, or you'll be in trouble," the woman said, like she was doing Gu Ning a favor.
Gu Ning, however, didn't believe that she was so kind, and thought that she might be Du Laifeng's step-mother who was trying to stop others from renting Du Laifeng's store.
Even so, Gu Ning still asked, "Why?"
The woman glanced around before she approached Gu Ning and said in a low voice, "Du Laifeng has annoyed a gang. No matter who rents his store, a bunch of hoodlums will come to cause the person trouble!" Saying that, the woman seemed scared.
Ordinary people were all scared of gangs. The woman believed that Gu Ning, who was merely a young girl, would be terrified too after hearing that, but Gu Ning stayed calm as usual, which confused her.
In order to frighten Gu Ning, the woman added, "You're so beautiful and young. If those hoodlums find out that you dared to act against them, they will do anything to ruin you!"