There was a significant gap.
“Is the boss just here for a visit?” Eric still maintained his demeanor.
“I’m here to give you a gift as well. It’s a Christmas gift.” Boss Luo smiled slightly and waved his hand. The snacks piled up on the table disappeared.
“It’s just a small gift. I hope you like it.”
A beautifully packaged box replaced the snacks.
Eric’s brows twitched. He created something out of thin air, and the boss wiped it with a wave of his hand. The boss had grown quite far even without using the power of the shop itself.
Previous office. What kind of freak did you find to inherit?
Eric smiled with his eyes wide open, “It’s an honor for me. I can’t wait to open this gift box.”
Despite this, Eric didn’t intend to open it. In his opinion, this might be no inferior to Pandora’s box.
“Then, open it.” The maid chuckled coldly.
Eric just kept the item, “Let’s save the surprise for the end. Boss, since you’re here, can I buy something from you?”
“Of course.” Luo Qiu nodded.
Eric smiled and said, “Can you help me defeat the two native deities in the world of ‘Yan Wuyue’ in person?”
“Oh?” Boss Luo clarified, “Mr. Eric, you mean elimination? Do you intend to have me go all out?”
“No, no, that’s too expensive.” Eric shook his head, “Help me defeat them. The boss only needs to help me restrict one of them. The brother and sister are unmatched to me if they are alone. They are only slightly advantageous when they cooperate. Of course, I am willing to offer a quarter of the true soul of this world fragment as a reward.”
“Mr. Eric.” You Ye smiled nonchalantly, “Since there are still two recognized owners in the Yan Wuyue world, then this world fragment is not entirely yours by theory. Can you pay us one-quarter of the true souls? Although our master is in office not for long, you can’t bully us like this.”
“Of course.” Eric nodded, “Your store is doing an honest business. How dare I pull a scam? This is my collateral. If I can’t offer a quarter of the true souls in this world fragment in the end, this will be the compensation.”
With that said, Eric silently picked up the old leather suitcase he had been carrying and placed it in front of Luo Qiu.
The maid smiled slightly. Her gaze acknowledged Eric’s initiative.
On the other hand, Boss Luo stared at Eric’s old leather suitcase. He showed an interest, “If possible, this suitcase is enough. But since it is temporary loan security, it’s fine. A quarter of true souls in this world fragment is indeed enough. It’s even a generous payment.”
A roll of ancient sheepskin rolled open slowly in front of Eric.
It was as if Eric threw away the weight in his heart. He pressed his palm decisively on this contract.
“Is it now?” Boss Luo collected the contract.
Eric shook his head and said, “No hurry, I still need to make some preparations. If the boss is still interested, why not walk around the ‘Yan Wuyue’ world? The time flow here is different from the main world so that it won’t delay much of your time. Once I’m ready, I will naturally notify you.”
“I see…” Luo Qiu nodded and asked curiously, “Is there any place Mr. Eric can introduce me?”
Eric turned his eyes, “How about the vicinity of Mountain Famen? It also happens to be the ‘gateway’ of this world.”
“So…” Luo Qiu stood up, “Dear customer, we will be waiting for your notice.”
The boss led the maid and Dazhe and left quietly.
The breeze blew the green grass on the hillside with waves of grass swaying. Under the cherry blossom tree, the tables and chairs for the reception were gone. Eric was sitting alone under the tree, carefully wiping a small string puppet.
The limbs and other parts of the puppet were connected to the control bar with silk threads. Through the manipulation of Eric’s fingers, this little string puppet trembled flexibly like a real person and spoke.
With a voice like a doll, this little string puppet laughed weirdly at this time, “Eric, Eric…”
It kept calling out Eric’s name.
But it didn’t have a life. It was just the voice made by Eric via ventriloquism.
“Master Eric, that’s the one you said can fulfill any wish?”
Suddenly, a girl in kimono appeared behind Eric at the moment the cherry blossoms fell. With a face like a porcelain doll, the girl said slightly disdainfully, “He doesn’t appear strong. I have been hiding in the tree, but he doesn’t detect my presence.”
Eric didn’t turn his head but said calmly, “That’s because, Miki, you didn’t have any malicious intent.”
“Malicious intent? Sir Eric is here. How dare Miki be so rude!?” The girl’s tone seemed to be disdainful. She shook her head, “It doesn’t matter if she has any malicious intent. Sir Eric created Miki. She is born from a dream; she will be invincible.”
“That’s true.” Eric smiled slightly. “Are you full today?”
The girl touched her belly, looked at Eric with a shy face, and said softly, “I’m stuffed.”
“Then, go and rest.” Eric waved his hand.
The girl just bowed. As the cherry blossom fell to the ground, she disappeared again. Eric glanced at the location and sighed, “After all, she is illusory. She is not my companion in the end. Even if I can create things, I can’t create true souls. Invincible? Even if it’s me, I dare not say that I’m invincible when I’m faced with that mighty power.”
He lowered his head and continued to play with the string puppet via the control bar.
It continued calling out his name as always.
“Eric… Eric… Eric…”
“Princess Tsukihime, Mountain Famen is down ahead.”
A bunch of convoys slowly came to a beautiful place at this moment. Zixing, sitting in the carriage, raised the curtains and frowned slightly.
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