Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 462: As an Honest Man, Could I Lie to You？
Chapter 462: As an Honest Man, Could I Lie to You？
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The atmosphere of the product launch began to buzz continuously.
After launching the McFlurry, Xu Que introduced the Ice Cream Sundae of KFC. This product included the Strawberry Sundae and Chocolate Sundae, which could be used to strengthen the physique of the cultivator.
The weaker cultivators were greatly shocked again.
Everyone was dumbfounded by this enormously pleasant surprise.
For a long time, the cultivators of the Five Nations had focused on the cultivation of magic arts and the soul. However, they had had no time to attend to the cultivation of one’s physique. Moreover, many physical cultivation arts had vanished or failed to pass down to new generations over the long course of history.
Therefore, the cultivators who wanted to strengthen their physique and become physique experts would always be frustrated.
But now the Ice Cream Sundae introduced by Xu Que could be used to strengthen one’s physique, which was absolutely good news for the cultivators.
In addition, the price stipulated by Xu Que was also very low—one Ice Cream Sundae could be bought with only ten thousand Spirit Stones.
The place seethed with enthusiasm. Everyone was cheering and shouting “General Zhuge is awesome!” or “General Zhuge is a good man!”
Within a day, Xu Que had successfully made his reputation squeaky clean. More and more people in the Imperial City were choosing to support him.
On the same day, the newly-opened McDonald’s and KFCs of Xu Que were packed with consumers. Half the population of the Imperial City came to his stores. The entire street was full of people, and it was several times more crowded than the market center when it was at its busiest.
Of course, the magical artifact stores and elixirs stores along Xu Que’s street were also brought into the focus of the people who were queuing up. More and more people went shopping in those stores, and their profits were also skyrocketing.
As one of the shareholders of these stores, Xu Que also earned a large sum of Spirit Stones from his shares.
Now, the entire Wanda Mall of the Exploding Heavens Faction had come into shape.
With the accumulation of the gross profits, Xu Que had already earned over eight billion Spirit Stones. Now he was even wealthier than he had been before the auction. Moreover, he also owned land properties along an entire street. According to an evaluation that was performed, the value of his real estate was at least one hundred billion Spirit Stones!
However, the price of stores in the market center kept reducing. Many chambers of commerce had been seriously impacted and were suffering great losses, including the Tian Liu Chamber of Commerce.
But these chambers of commerce could do nothing but watch the losses accumulate helplessly; for they didn’t have anything to compete with against Xu Que.
At last, Xu Que sent people to pay off his remaining balance of 2.6 billion Spirit Stones. However, the people of the Tian Liu Chamber of Commerce were not happy at all. After giving the auction items back to Xu Que gloomily, they closed the door right up and stopped receiving visitors.
However, even though his business was extremely prosperous, Xu Que started to feel bored.
He switched on the Automatic Hosting Function of the System, which would prepare materials for several batches of burgers, ice creams and coffees. Then he asked the soldiers of the Snow City to prepare the food and handle the business.
But consumers were so enthusiastic that the supply shortage was becoming more and more serious.
People were crowding outside the McDonald’s branch.
A soldier of the Snow City said woefully, “Please go back! Today’s ice creams have been sold out!”
“No, it is barely noon. Why did you sell out all your ice creams? Do you still have burgers?” people asked, unwilling to leave.
“The burgers have also sold out!”
“What about french fries?”
“We sold out our french fries yesterday!”
“Damn! What should we do now? It seems we can only come back tomorrow!”
“You might not get any supplies tomorrow, for General Zhuge has said that he has recently been preparing for the Heavenly Tribulation.”
“What? Is General Zhuge going to take the Heavenly Tribulation? It’s over! He has committed so many immoral acts! If God strikes him to death with thunder, no one will supply ice creams and burgers to us in future!”
“Let’s start to pray for him tomorrow, and beg God to forgive General Zhuge!”
“Exactly! We should do that!”
After discovering that Xu Que was going to take the Heavenly Tribulation, people were afraid that he would be killed by the Thunder Tribulation—so they instantly decided to pray for Xu Que.
Hearing that, Xu Que was so angry that he even wanted to start a fight with those people. Finally, the soldiers of the Snow City managed to stop him through earnest persuasion.
“Now, you know how vicious these people are! I have lowered the price and surrendered some profits to them. But I have been repaid with their curses. This is totally inhumane and illegal, right?”
“Yeah! What General Zhuge said was right! Their behavior is inhumane and illegal!”
“Please tell me honestly that I am a good person, will you? Okay, your silence is deemed as tacit consent. Where else can you find a good person like me? Alas!” Xu Que exclaimed, complaining that public morality was not what it used to be. Meanwhile, he was also preparing for the upcoming Heavenly Tribulation.
In fact, he didn’t take the Heavenly Tribulation very seriously.
After acting massively tough during his previous 49 Heavenly Tribulations, he had discovered that his vitality was quite tenacious.
Moreover, he had accumulated fifty thousand Acting Tough Points. If the Heavenly Tribulation was too dangerous, he could just spend Acting Tough Points and purchase some powerful magical artifacts from the System as protection. He would survive the tribulation anyway.
The next day, Xu Que went to his McDonald’s leisurely. He was greedy and wanted to have a McFlurry.
However, the store was in short supply, and the entrance of McDonald’s had already been tightly packed with people. At the first sight of Xu Que, people rushed up and surrounded him immediately.
“General Zhuge, finally you’ve arrived!”
“Do you still have McFlurries?”
“Please supply more McFlurries. I have been queuing up for two days, but I have received nothing.”
“I have been waiting here for three days!”
Many people were complaining bitterly.
In recent days, Xu Que had used half of his Soul Strength in the Automatic Hosting Function of the System to prepare food ingredients. He had even used the Shadowmeld of Three Thousand Thunders to prepare food. In this way, he had managed to make enough food to satisfy the demands of most people.
However, now half the population of the Imperial City was coming to his stores every day. Even if Xu Que had ten more bodies, he wouldn’t be able to prepare enough food for so many people.
“No, no, we have sold out all our supplies for today. Please come here tomorrow,” Xu Que shouted as he elbowed his way to the McDonald’s.
Someone continued to shout, “General Zhuge, since you are here, how about making more McFlurries for us?”
“You misunderstood what I said. I really want to make more food, however, we have run out of ingredients,” Xu Que said sadly.
Those people were dubious. “Is that for real?”
“What the hell? Don’t you believe in my morals? Since I started this business, credibility has always been of the highest priority in my store. I tried to increase the credibility of my store by selling the McFlurries at such a low price. Today we have really sold out everything. I will not lie to you. Please go back,” Xu Que said, patting his chest.
Hearing that, those people could do nothing but give way to Xu Que.
Just at this moment, a commotion at the back of the crowd was heard.
The next moment, a sharp shout was heard.
“Here comes the Princess Zi Xuan!”
All at once, all the people in this area were in an uproar.
The Princess Zi Xuan has come here personally!
The distinguished princess has come to the Wanda Mall of the Exploding Heavens Faction personally! It seems the delicacies prepared by General Zhuge are tempting for everyone!
Soon, people stepped back to make way. Accompanied by several maidservants and eunuchs, Zi Xuan came up leisurely with a smile.
“Xu Que, I want to have a McFlurry!”
Before approaching Xu Que, Zi Xuan stated her purpose in coming.
Immediately people tossed their speculative eyes to Xu Que.
The princess is here and has ordered the McFlurry. Will you still tell her you have sold out everything?
However, Xu Que’s reply was still unchanged.
Shrugging his shoulders, he said ruefully, “I am sorry, Your Highness. You are too late. We have sold out of the McFlurries. Please come earlier tomorrow!”
Hearing his words, Zi Xuan was stunned and stopped walking.
“Xu Que, don’t lie to me. There must be more,” She said embarrassedly; evidently she hadn’t expected Xu Que to blow her off.
Before coming here, she had bought off Buttface, who had told her that Xu Que could make a McFlurry in the blink of an eye.
“I really have nothing left. As an honest man, could I lie to you?” Xu Que said, shaking his head again.
Seeing his response, everyone was convinced.
He has even rejected the Princess. It seems he has really run out of supplies.
Zi Xuan was too enraged to say anything. Although she knew Xu Que could make a McFlurry easily, she could do nothing to change his mind.
Stomping her little feet, she turned around and shouted angrily, “Sister, see that? He is bullying me!”
Instantly the world fell silent. Everyone was stunned, including Xu Que.
Isn’t the sister of Princess Zi Xuan… the Water Empress?
Holy shit! Even the Water Empress is here!
People instantly turned around to see what was happening.
As expected, a figure was approaching slowly from the rear of the crowd.
She was walking softly. With a faint smile on her face, she was very graceful and elegant. Only the Water Empress could be so noble and peaceful.
The next moment, everyone was deeply surprised. Even Her Royal Highness the Water Empress has left the Palace and come here personally!
It’s a pity! Her Royal Highness the Water Empress seldom leaves the Palace. But this time General Zhuge has run out of supplies.
At that moment, Xu Que waved his hand and shouted, “Someone bring me my fabulous McFlurry Sundae with multilayer strawberries and chocolate cake!”