Collecting The Male Leads' First Nights - Chapter 25
(T/N: Hi everyone! To avoid any confusion (as I was), I want to clarify that the jade floors are basically electric floor mats made with jade stones. I apologize for only realizing this now ;-; also for coherence, I will continue referring to them as jade floors, but now we know what they really are. Thank you for reading!)
“N-no, it’s nothing like that… What am I doing today? I’m anxious because I didn’t receive any guidance.”
“It’s no big deal. Now, will you drink this? We’re selling various health products other than jade floors. You can drink this and tell us what kind of effects it had. If you’re not sure, you can look at the people in front of you and follow them roughly.”
Luca reached out for an unknown health drink. On the rim of the bottle, there was a picture of an herb resembling ginseng smiling. Sylvia declined the health drink because she was afraid she would be pressured to buy it.
Luca gave a wicked smile, saying, “You will get better if you drink our products”. Then, he patted her head once, saying that young people like her were essential for the business, and disappeared. Sylvia’s face was pale, like a deer being held by a lion.
‘F*ck, it really is a pyramid. A pyramid… That feeling is coming very strongly.’
In the desperate situation where she had the big men behind her with ferocious eyes, and Luca in front of her with dangerously shining eyes, Sylvia had no choice but to wait for her turn.
As Luca, who had been standing in the very front, went up the podium when the event began, people with an unknown confidence started following him.
The big man standing behind her pushed Sylvia, who was standing still and hesitating.
“What are you doing? Go up together.”
As she climbed up the stairs, the people on the podium were performing a beggar-like group dance. Sylvia was forced to follow the lame group dance by the person next to her, who hit her side and gave her notice.
Ddan-dda-ddan, ddan-dda-dda-ddan-dda-ddan. Suspiciously lively music filled the venue. Luca raised the microphone and shouted loudly when the energetic event song that uplifted one’s mood and obscured one’s judgement resounded.
“Greetings! The atmosphere is burning today. Are you ready to enjoy the event?”
When Luca finished talking and put the microphone in front of the audience, everyone said ‘Yes!’, in loud and strong voices.
Sylvia looked down from the podium with a troubled expression. The men and women looked possessed, as if the drinks on the table were drugged.
Of course, they wouldn’t have been drugged during an event in the basement of a hotel. They seemed to be mesmerized by Luca’s inhuman appearance, as Sylvia felt when she first saw him.
Suddenly, someone shouted out of their mind, “If it’s a man like that, I want to be exploited even if I have to borrow money!”, from a table just around the corner from the podium.
‘He’s been making good use of his looks.’
Luca certainly knew how to use magic, so why would he do this kind of business? Sylvia’s question was immediately solved.
Luca continued the explanation in front of the audience in a tone full of conviction.
He said that if you lie down on the jade floor, your cold body will feel warm and comfortable, and fatigue will disappear, and that you could buy the magic jade floor for just 10,000 gold.
‘Well, you’re lying on a jade floor, so of course you’re warm, comfortable, and not tired. But 10,000 gold??’
She wondered if anyone was willing to buy it, as 10,000 gold was quite a fortune, but that seemed to be Sylvia’s misjudgement.
When Luca said that if they bought this jade floor, there may be a day when they would lie down with a man like him, which anyone could clearly see was bullshit, a pushover madam that was overflowing with elegance said, “10,000 gold? Oh my, that’s so cheap.”, and everyone raised their hands to buy it.
There was even a lady who shouted she would buy 100 units to give them to all her relatives. Seeing her flushed cheeks, she seemed to have really fallen for Luca. However, even among the pushover customers, there were some people who were silently looking ahead without being convinced of it.
As the large men went past the table, securing the list of buyers for the jade floors, and gave a signal towards the podium, Luca opened his mouth again.
“I have good news for you today. At last, in our company! We launched a new health food product to celebrate selling 100,000 magical jade floors. This time, let’s listen to the testimonials of those who have experienced the effects of the product in advance!”
‘… What does selling 100,000 jade floors have to do with launching health food?’
Sylvia roughly noticed the turning situation.
The pushovers bewitched by Luca’s appearance were the primary targets, and the secondary targets, who were still hesitant and suspicious, would be bewitched when the young and glamorous people went up on the podium and cried out for the effects of the health foods.
And the ultimate goal was to attract to the pyramid those who were fascinated after seeing the product selling at a fast speed.
By the way, 100,000 units… Eeek, one billion gold? Is the population of this town that large? Sylvia calculated in her head and gasped in surprise.
No. They probably didn’t buy just one per person.
There were also a lot of people who made mass purchases just now. It seemed that they achieved 100,000 units after people who wanted to buy Luca’s favor, or start a pyramid business after seeing it selling so well, bought large quantities.
‘I’m glad he’s not selling it to poor people…’
Sylvia looked around quietly at the audience in front of her.
Every one of them seemed to be nobles who had nothing to do and came out to play because they were rolling in money. She couldn’t put them on the same line as the victims of pyramid schemes in her real life. Given that they were shouting that 10,000 gold was cheap, this event hall may be a mere entertainment destination for them.
‘It’s different from my real life, where I shed tears with a 24-month installment…’
Thinking like that, Luca’s behavior didn’t seem so bad. Sylvia decided she didn’t have to feel guilty. However, she did not lower her guard towards Luca.
‘If it’s him, he could drag me to the pyramid and make me get a bankruptcy ending… If I can get poisoned when kissing him, there’s no way there is not a bankruptcy ending. Let’s be careful.’
“… so I’m living a new life now! My monthly income is… 10 million gold.”
One after the other, the people on the podium acted exaggeratedly and shed tears of emotion. As such, the line of people telling their health food experiences or their business success stories was gradually decreasing.
Next was Sylvia’s turn.
Luca approached Sylvia and whispered.
“Don’t be too nervous, just say what the people in front of you said and I’ll give you 1,000 gold right away. Okay?”
Who was nervous?
Sylvia had the 〈Seriously Talking Nonsense〉 skill. She pledged that she would properly show the speaking skills she had built up by preaching on the streets.
Sylvia calmly cleared her throat and stepped onto the presentation platform.
This game world had brought all the useful things of modern culture. The fantasy world and the modern world were properly mixed. The microphone was one of those things.
‘Well, you don’t have to use something like a ‘magical voice expander’ instead of a microphone when you develop it.’
There was a short break before Sylvia’s health food testimony.
In the meantime, Luca went in front of the lady who had ordered 100 jade floors earlier and was giving her a killing smile. There was no one better than him when it came to sympathy.
‘Is he a foul-mouthed virgin man who has been introduced as a legend?’
Sylvia, who looked at Luca for a moment and clicked her tongue, tapped on the microphone to get the audience’s attention as the bell announced the end of the break.
“Ah, ah, mic test, mic test.”
‘Activate the skill 〈Seriously Talking Nonsense〉.’
As Sylvia quietly recalled the skill name in her mind, both those who were speaking loudly and those who had gone out for a while during the break looked at her with concentration.
‘Wait, can I use this when there are so many people? Ah, whatever.’
After taking one big breath, she seriously and enthusiastically began to utter nonsense.
Making use of gestures, she said that after consuming the company’s health food, her great-grandmother, who was diagnosed as terminally ill, jumped out of her grave, and her nephew, who had yet to be born, mastered four languages.
Then she almost burst out laughing while saying that she was originally a middle-aged man in his 50s and that she was born again as a beautiful woman after eating this healthy food.
She was wondering how well the 〈Seriously Talking Nonsense〉 skill would work, so she tried all kinds of ridiculous bullshit.
“… and that’s what I’m saying. The bottom line is! I got an immortal body! Right now! My age is! A whopping! 500 years old!”
The audience became quiet for a moment as Sylvia stretched her hand in front of her and eloquently made the final comment. And soon, she heard enthusiastic cheers.
The effect of the skill was amazing. Despite Sylvia’s bullshit, everyone let out exclamations and raised their hands to make a reservation for the health foods.
“I have to buy it right now!”
“I must wake up my great-grandfather, who is also resting in his grave!”
“Me too! I want to be a woman too!”
The big men were busy going back and forth between the people, taking orders and reservations. When Silvia finished her speech, there was a turmoil of people below the podium trying to make reservations.
‘Phew, I worked hard. The skill is greater than I thought.’
When Sylvia came down to the bottom of the stage after her successful speech, sweating, the astonished Luca came closer and applauded with a glowing expression.
“Bravo! Perfect! You’re a talented person who was born for this company.”
As Luca highly praised her, the sapphire, ruby, and diamond people lined up next to him and applauded, agreeing with his words.
“I was thinking the same! You’re an amazing person.”
“Oh my, where did someone like you come from!”
Not only the men and women who wore the ruby, sapphire, and diamond brooches, but also the big guys who guarded her were looking at her with reverence.
‘I think I’m being praised for something really weird, but it doesn’t feel bad.’
Sylvia shrugged and gave an indifferent look.
“Well, this much is no big deal.”
“Wow, you’re really amazing. Are you working somewhere? Do you want to be hired right away as a full-time employee?”
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