The landlord's hysterical roar almost made Li Yundong, who was hiding outside the door and eavesdropping, laugh herself to death. Zi Yuan and Zhou Qin also laughed into their sleeves. Ruan Hongling was squatting on the ground, laughing and muttering in a scolding tone, "Li Yundong, you are so bad. You even instigated us to deliberately find fault with you. You b*stard! So bad from head to toe!"
Li Yundong also laughed and said, "It was her fault for considering me a rich man and trying to make a profit off of me. Didn't she know that I'm poor?"
"When you go out, there are always some people attending you. Everyone thinks you're rich," Zi Yuan said with a chuckle.
Also laughing, Zhou Qin commented, "Master, this is a brilliant move. Who can withstand the coaxing of these little foxes?"
The room was already in a mess. The foxes had been scolded by the landlord and were all in a bad mood now. They stood with their arms akimbo, posing like classic giant teapots and throwing curses like old fishwives.
"You are talking nonsense. They exist in our hometown. Why can't you get them?"
"That's right. You may not have broad horizons, but don't think others are the same as you!"
"What's an amusement park? I've never heard of it!"
"Look woman, quickly settle everything or we'll tear down your house!"
They were so noisy that the house sounded as if there were thousands of ducks and sparrows swarming in it, which made the landlord's head buzz. She wanted to refute them, but as soon as she opened her mouth, her voice was drowned out by the noise of the little foxes and she couldn't even hear herself.
The landlord burst into tears and thought, "Can I quit being a landlord? My God! It's all my fault!"
When it was about time, Li Yundong walked in from the door and coughed drily. It was so powerful that the whole room shook. The little foxes immediately stopped talking and looked at him in unison. "Leader, have we done wrong?"
Li Yundong glared at them. "Don't shout so loudly when we're not at home!"
The little foxes nodded together and retreated back with aggrieved looks, while Su Chan, who was behind the landlord, winked at Li Yundong and seemed to be asking for a reward with a proud look on her face.
Li Yundong pretended not to see her and apologized to the landlord, "I'm terribly sorry. I'm used to spoiling them. They have treated you too rudely."
When the landlord heard Li Yundong's words, she felt like she had found her savior and bosom friend. With tears in her eyes, she said, "You're so reasonable, you handsome man!"
Ruan Hongling, who had been eavesdropping on them at the door, spat softly, "Bah, he's the worst! The landlord was fooled by him and doesn't even know it!"
Zi Yuan laughed and said, "If it were you, you would be star-struck too."
Ruan Hongling rolled her eyes disapprovingly.
Li Yundong didn't know that someone was scolding him behind his back. He waved his hand and said to the landlord with a smile, "My surname is Li, you can call me Xiao Li."
The landlord didn't dare to call him such a thing. She knew very clearly that a man who was surrounded by so many beautiful girls would definitely not be an ordinary person. "Call him Xiao Li? If he becomes unhappy with the nickname later, I might get myself into trouble and not even know it!"
Although the landlord had been teased by the little foxes for a long time and her head was pounding from the noise, she still squeezed out a smile and said, "Boss Li, you were arguing just now... Oh, no, no, you said it for such a long time, but it's really hard for me. You know, my house was built with a duplex structure. How can I arrange rides from an amusement park to be put her? Boss Li, if you don't want to rent it, you can tell me directly. Even if we can't do business together, it'll still be good to be friends!"
Now, the landlord had begun to suspect that Li Yundong was the mastermind behind the whole thing and just wanted to lower her price. Although she didn't want to give up the deal, she was really feeling beaten down because of the quarrelling just now from the foxes. She didn't even want to rent the house to him anymore.
Li Yundong laughed and said, "You don't have to be like this, madame. I didn't say I don't want to rent it."
"So you will rent it?" The landlord looked at Li Yundong doubtfully and continued, "But I don't have the things you're asking for!"
Li Yundong waved his hand and said with a smile, "Don't take it seriously. They were just playing around."
The landlord suddenly felt that Li Yundong's words were speaking right to her heart. The idea of her renting her house was revived, and she asked directly, "How much do you want to pay?"
Li Yundong asked back with a smile, "I want to rent it sincerely, madame, please tell me your price."
The landlord had originally wanted to make big money from Li Yundong, but when Su Chan and the little foxes had made a fuss, her confidence had sunk. She calculated in the mind and said, "Eight thousand yuan per month!"
Li Yundong considered the proposition. Although he felt that the 8,000 yuan was reasonable based on the condition of the two houses, it was still a little high for a third-tier city like Tiannan. He began to bargain with the landlord. "Madam, your price is a little high. It's almost enough to pay for a month's home loan."
The landlord felt wronged. She wanted to charge 10,000 yuan a month, but the government had strictly suppressed housing prices recently. There were very few people buying homes. The two well-decorated mansions she owned couldn't be sold in a short time, and if she wanted to rent them, there were few people who would rent such properties. They were empty now, and it was not easy to meet tenants like Li Yundong who wanted to rent two houses.
The landlord thought for a moment and said bitterly, "Mr. Li, this price is very economical. This is a compound mansion of more than 180 square meters. I had to pay the mansion tax for it. You're looking to rent two places together, and I have them. It's not easy to find this kind of deal."
Li Yundong seemed to have been expecting this response. He answered with a smile, "Yes, I want to rent your two houses at one time. And it's not easy to rent here, is it? Ordinary people don't come here to rent your houses, and it's not easy to find a tenant like me. Let's meet each other halfway."
Su Chan and the others watched Li Yundong and the landlord bargaining. One of the little foxes laughed in a low voice, "One of them calls the other Mr. Li, and the other calls her madam. Heh, the head of the sect is taking advantage of her!"
The foxes began to guffaw when they heard this. Su Chan, however, was displeased with the comment and glared at them for a short time. Suddenly, they were aware of her gaze and flattered her, "Shijie Su Chan, you're the mistress!"
Su Chan snorted and raised her chin high, her face full of pride. She said, with the look of a mistress, "Let me tell you, Yundong has already said that I'll be in charge of the business when the branch opens in the future. Be good, and if you perform well, I'll let you come to the store to enjoy a luxurious life with me!"
When the little foxes heard this, their eyes lit up and they said, "That's great! That's great! The mistress is brilliant and powerful. We hope you will live long and be happy forever!"
Su Chan laughed complacently, her hands perched on her hips.
Li Yundong heard their laughter, but he didn't know why they were so happy. He couldn't help turning his head and looking at the noisy little foxes, his expression a little strange. The landlord worried about it. She thought to herself, "What are they doing? I can't stand them anymore. Forget it, I can rent to whoever. Although they are a little noisy, they don't seem like bad people. They are more like a group of naive children."
The landlord thought for a moment and said, "Boss Li, since you want to rent them sincerely, I'll offer you my lowest price, 6,000 yuan. It can't go any lower! And you must pay the rent for the whole year in advance. If you continue to bargain, I'll take my business elsewhere!"
Li Yundong immediately said, "Okay, we have a deal. I'll pay the rent for a year at once!"
The foxes pricked up their ears upon hearing that they had finally made a deal. They were about to raise their arms and cheer when Su Chan glared at them and said in a low voice, "Shut up. You want the landlord to know that we were deliberately making trouble?"
Only then did the foxes come to their senses. They covered their mouths, not daring to make any noise.
After Li Yundong had signed the contract with the landlord and paid the agency fees, the little foxes cheered, "Yeah! We have homes! Hope our brilliant leader will live long and last forever!"
Li Yundong didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Who taught you to say this?"
Su Chan hurriedly ran over to flatter him, "These are words straight from the depths of our own hearts. We didn't need to learn them from others!"
The little foxes nodded, their heads bobbing like they were chickens pecking at rice, and said in unison, "Yes, yes!"
Li Yundong felt somewhat sickened by the scene. He quickly said, "Stop, stop! If you continue, I will become Ding Chunqiu!"
At this time, Zhou Qin made fun of him, something which was rare for her to do. "Ding Chunqiu can live as long as the heaven lasts. You have just said the words of Dongfang Bubai!"
Li Yundong glared at her, and then turned around and said to Cao Yi and the others who had been laughing but not saying anything, "Now we have rented these houses, let's assign the rooms, shall we?"
Cao Yi laughed and said, "As our mighty leader wishes."
Li Yundong didn't hesitate. He took Su Chan, Zhou Qin, and five of the little foxes to live in one mansion, then Zi Yuan, Ruan Hongling, Cao Yi, Liu Yuehong, Zhuang Yating, and two other little foxes to live in the other. After they had chosen their rooms, Zhou Qin said to Li Yundong, "Since we have found a place to live now, let's find a facade room after lunch. I'm afraid that someone will rent it if we wait any longer."
Li Yundong thought for a moment and nodded. "Right, let's make hay while the sun shines. But humans are iron and their meals are steel. You will be hungry if you don't eat. Let's find a place to eat lunch first."
Hearing this, everyone agreed, especially the little foxes. They all jumped up and down and cheered, "We want to eat food cooked by you!"
Hearing this, Li Yundong suddenly felt a headache come on. "Hey, what am I? Your leader or your personal chef? We'll go out and eat lunch today! How can I cook without any materials?"
It was the first time the little foxes would be going out to eat dishes after going down the mountain. They immediately cheered, "Long live the leader! We're going out to enjoy a luxury dinner!"
Li Yundong puffed up his cheeks and said, "What do you mean, 'enjoying a luxury dinner'? Why do you make yourself sound like gangsters? Who taught you that?"
The little foxes did not say a word, but they silently turned their heads and looked at Su Chan in unison.
Su Chan cursed in her heart, "These bastards betrayed me instantly! Brats! D*mn it!"
Seeing that she couldn't avoid explaining it, Su Chan forced a smile and weakly said to Li Yundong, "I was only joking."
Li Yundong glared at her as a warning, then said, "Let me tell you now. When you go out later, you have to listen to my commands. Don't grab anything when you eat. If any of you are disobedient, I won't take you out again next time!"
When the little foxes heard this, they replied together, "Yes, leader!"
As soon as they opened their mouths, their voices were charming and pleasing to the ear. Li Yundong thought to himself, "Alas, if only these little guys were more obedient!"
Li Yundong sighed secretly and waved his hand. "Alright, let's go out and eat some delicious food!"
The little foxes laughed and said, "Yay! We'll go out and have a good meal with our leader!"
"Leader is so brilliant and cool!"
"Our leader will live long and last forever!"
Li Yundong glared at them. "Stop yelling!"
The little foxes responded, "Okay, then let's yell more quietly!"
Li Yundong felt speechess. "Even if it's quiet yelling, I won't allow it!"
The foxes looked aggrieved. "Then let's just scream in our hearts..."
Li Yundong didn't know whether to laugh or cry. He could only wave his hand and say exasperatedly, "Forget it. I will leave you alone. Just don't make trouble while you're eating later."
The little foxes immediately cheered up. "Long Live Leader!" As they spoke, they strode out in a majestic manner.
Zi Yuan and Ruan Hongling looked at each other, and then Ruan Hongling laughed in surprise and said, "Why do I feel that they are going to be performing a street parade?"
Zi Yuan also shook her head and smiled. "Something is bound to happen. Leader Li Yundong will suffer greatly in the future."