Medical Princess - Chapter 336
“A shop wants to buy stakes in ours? The entire shop?” Qin Wanru raised her eyebrows and asked in surprise.
The so-called shop shareholder was to merge the previous shop and the current one together. If that was the entire shop, then the entire shop would be merged and its income would be shared with Butterfly Clothing Shop.
But if that was not the entire shop to buy shares, Butterfly Clothing Shop could still gain the shop’s income from its share.
In fact, such things were rare to happen. Those who had the ability to buy shares with the entire shop must be larger shops with good revenue. Although Butterfly Clothing Shop looked good now, it was still not a large one. No one knew how long this shop can survive in the capital city. Using an original shop in the capital city to buy shares was too risky to be possible.
“Yes, the entire shop, and it is not small. I have particularly visited it and let people check their account. There is a surplus and good annual revenues on the books!” said Madame Dong with smile.
“Which shop?” Qin Wanru was not optimistic, and she asked as she felt something inside.
“Fanglan Embroidery Shop. It is an old one. They hear that our method of making clothes is good and we have many beautiful embroideries and toggle-and-loop buttons, so their shopkeeper came to ask me. In terms of their old master’s attitude, they want to use Fanglan Embroidery Shop to buy stakes, which is equal to half of the shares. Second Miss, do you think it is feasible? ”
Madame Dong asked. She actually felt that she had gained an extra advantage, but this advantage was too big to be realistic. She originally wanted to go to Qin’s Mansion and reported it to Qin Wanru. Since Qin Wanru came here today, it would also save her time.
Fanglan Embroidery Shop was larger than Butterfly Clothing Shop, and it was also one of the famous old shops in capital city. Even so, they still wanted to use the entire shop to buy shares in Butterfly Clothing Shop, which would make Butterfly Clothing Shop gain great advantages.
“Fanglan Embroidery Shop?” Qin Wanru raised her watery eyes and looked at Madame Dong doubtfully as she blinked her eyelashes lightly.
“Yes, Fanglan Embroidery Shop. It is just two blocks away and it is not too far from us. If Second Miss wants to visit, I will accompany you to have a look. We can sneak over and see its operation, all the guests and their samples of ready-to-wear clothes there! ”
Madame Dong was about to stand up as she said this. Such kind of thing was not easy to say clearly. One must see it with his own eyes then it would be true. Madame Dong thought it would be better to take Second Miss to have a look.
“Do not need to visit!” Qin Wanru waved her hand, hinted Madam Dong to sit down, and then slowly said, “I have no need to visit it. I know this embroidery shop because I’ve visited it before!”
The bottom of this pair of watery eyes could hardly be reached. She sneered in her heart, and thought, “What a coincidence! I meet Fanglan Embroidery Shop again. Originally, I was looking for this embroidery shop, but it unexpectedly runs into me on its own initiative!”
Coincidence! What a coincidence!
“Really? That’s great. Second Miss, what do you think?” Madame Dong said excitedly. Since Second Miss had already visited it, she must have known that this shop had an excellent business. Madame Dong herself indeed wanted to make the shop larger, and if the two shops became shareholders for each other, this would be good for Butterfly Clothing Shop.
As a newcomer, now that she did not know how long the shop could survive, the current prosperity did not equal to being permanent. With Fanglan Embroidery Shop as a guarantee, Madame Dong felt that it would at least have a guarantee on customers, and there would be no shortage or rupture of funds. It was a shop that had such a good business and kept a foothold in capital city for such a long time. How could there be a shortage of funds in this shop!
“Has you found to whom it belongs?” Qin Wanru said softly with her eyes glowing like water.
“This… They did not say about this. They only said that their master was also a powerful aristocratic family in capital city, and they did not intend to say their master’s name until the two shops had formally become shareholders!” said Madame Dong.
There were lots of matters like this in the capital city. Many aristocratic families did not want others to know which shops belonged to them. Just like in Qin Wanru’s Butterfly Clothing Shop, only Madame Dong came forward. Qin Wanru as master of this shop never showed up to directly do business with people. She also asked Madame Dong not to let out this secret.
“Try to ask more about their master from their shopkeeper. You just say that this is my intention to know more about their background, otherwise this business will not be possible!” Qin Wanru smiled.
“Buy time first?” Madame Dong understood what Qin Wanru meant and asked.
“Yes, buy some time first. Let’s wait and see the situation. As newcomers in the capital city, many things were unclear for us. Lots of stores have had a long history, but why does this shop directly come to a new shop like ours that just entered the capital city? In terms of their deposits, it is not difficult to invest in a thriving old shop! ”
Qin Wanru said these words slowly which impacted Madame Dong and made her more and more disappointed. She suddenly realized that she had thought too highly of it before.
She had been so attracted by the flourishing prospects described by that shopkeeper that she had forgotten many suspicious points. Her body trembled with cold sweat.
“Second Miss, don’t worry. I will definitely try my best to find out all about this shop. No matter how deep the master of this shop hides, I will dig him out!”
Madame Dong still felt scary when thinking about this now. The condition was so good that even made her, a cautious person, become excited and persuade Second Miss for this. If Second Miss indeed consented to it, this could possibly be a real trouble.
A suspicious thing would cause suspicions for everything. Madame Dong now became more suspicious of Fanglan Embroidery Shop as she thought more about it.
Seeing that Madame Dong had understood it, Qin Wanru smiled and asked about the business in this shop. Then she refused Madame Dong’s escort and she went out with two servant girls.
She did not want others to find that the shop belonged to her…
Madame Dong appeared in the shop after Qin Wanru had left, and walked towards the Miss who had originally been talking to her.
“Was that Miss just now the Second Miss of Ningyuan Army General’s Mansion?” The Miss who had talked to her asked curiously.
“Exactly. Second Miss Qin ordered the clothes here before, so she came specially to ask.” Madame Dong smiled.
“I heard that it is because Second Miss Qin had been dressed in clothes from your shop in the palace that Misses from aristocratic families in the capital city are attracted to rush over and order clothes. I was wondering how beautiful the Second Miss Qin is, and now I see her. She is just so-so!” This Miss with a beautiful appearance raised the corners of her lips. Despite her mild smile, the words she had said were not very pleasant.
There was a hint of discontent flashing in Madame Dong’s eyes, but it was immediately hidden behind her smile. “Miss Shu, I dare not answer these words. Miss Shu, please have a look at this fabric. Does this embroidery match Miss Shu’s likes?”
When saying this, Madame Dong pointed to a shop-boy a piece of fabric placed on the top of the counter, which had a beautiful packaging and was put in a box. At first glance, one would have already felt gorgeous and bright, but in a close look, the colors were mainly white and pale pinkish purple, which revealed freshness and elegance in the gorgeousness. This was exactly the favorite one for Misses in the capital city who kept a low profile apparently but actually wanted to be impressive.
Madame Dong had really sharp eyes. She had already known the dressing characteristics of this Miss in a glance.
When Miss Shu’s eyes fell on that piece of brocade, her bright eyes showed that she liked it very much, but she pretended not to care so much and slightly nodded her chin. “Just this one. Remember to use the toggle-and-loop buttons and embroidery designed by myself.”
“Yes, Miss Shu. You can rest assured that I will make it as you want!” said Madame Dong with a smile.
Miss Shu was quite satisfied with the whole process of Madame Dong’s company. She nodded and turned away with her servant girl…
Qin Wanru did not know that someone had recognized her. She was in a carriage now. After making a few turns on the way, the carriage arrived at the door of a relatively remote yard.
Yujie recognized the number on the door. It was correct, so she stepped forward to knock the door.
After a while, the sound of footsteps came from the door, followed by a man’s low voice. “Who is it?”
Upon hearing this familiar voice, Qu Le wanted to cry and she rushed to the door, saying loudly, “Father, I’m Qu Le. I’m here to see you!”
There seemed to be quiet for a while inside the door, and then came a hasty sound of opening the door. The door was opened with a bang. Qu Le’s father stood excitedly at the door, but when his eyes turned to Yujie, the color of his eyes became serious and sharp.
“Father! Our Second Miss is in the carriage!” After stepping forward to salute, Qu Le hurriedly explained.
“Miss is here?” After being stunned for a while, Qu Le’s father was overjoyed, and even felt tears of joy. He stepped back to the side and wiped the corners of his eyes respectfully.
Yujie turned to help Qin Wanru get off the carriage. A group of people walked through the door. Qu Le’s father vigilantly looked around and did not close the door until all the people entered.
When Qin Wanru just sat down at the main room, Qu Le’s father had entered the room. He plopped to kneel down in front of Qin Wanru and prostrated to say, “Miss, I am, am the servant of Childe…”
When saying this, his voice had already been choked, and he could hardly say complete sentences.
Seeing that his father had knelt, Qu Le followed to kneel down behind her father.
“You… get up!” Qin Wanru sighed and stretched out to hold him up.
“Miss, I finally find you. It is only because I am so stupid. I have lived in Jiangzhou for so many years, but I have not found the true identity of Miss. A thousand death will not atone my crime!”
Qu Le’s father did not get up directly and he still knelt with tears.
“It is… not your fault. Get up and sit down, please. I still have something to ask you!” Qin Wanru said softly as she let Qu Le help her father stand up.
Qu Le got up and reached out to hold her father’s hand, and let him stand up. Qin Wanru hinted him to sit on the side, but he was reluctant. So Qin Wanru just let him do it.
“How do you know my identity?” After he stood still aside, Qin Wanru asked slowly, with a hint of coldness flashing at the bottom of her eyes.
“Since Miss left, the news that Miss is not the natural daughter of Ningyuan Army General was spread. Some conjectures about Miss’s life were also distantly spread from someone’s mouths. Not until now did I notice Miss. After that, I secretly asked some old soldiers who had followed Ningyuan Army General before, and then I found that Miss was the one that I was looking for!”
“It is Miss that is the daughter of Childe and Infanta! When I was about to enter the capital city, suddenly Miss sent someone to find me! Then I followed to come to the capital city and have stayed here to wait for Miss!”
Qu Le’s father wiped his tears and said. It was because Jiangzhou was close to the border that he had not left Jiangzhou area for so many years. He had heard that a large number of exiles had been transferred to Jiangzhou at that time. He had been to many places to find, but he had never thought that Ningyuan Army General’s daughter was the one that he had been looking for.
The dust was just under the lamp, but it had never been found …