“No problem, it’s fair…”
These people were rich and often attended various auctions. They were not unfamiliar with the form of the auction and had no objections.
Qin Haodong said, “Well, now I’m going to auction the first pill, starting at 100,000 yuan. Your bid should not be less than 100,000 yuan each time. Now let’s begin.”
“I’ll pay 500,000…” A shareholder who had already started to balk bid directly 500,000 yuan.
Yesterday, he took a Physique-Improving Pill. This morning, he was surprised to find that a layer of hairy hair grew on his head. Although it was still very short, it gave him hope after all.
People usually value the things which they lacked. Now he was eager to have dark and lush hair, so he was bound to get this Physique-Improving Pill.
But apparently, this price did not scare other shareholders, “I pay 800,000…” Immediately someone refreshed the price.
“I’ll pay 1 million…”
“I’ll pay 2 million…”
After this bid, no one else would raise the price. After all, 2 million yuan had reached a high level.
Qin Haodong had already taken out a basin from his office. After asking several times to confirm that no one would increase the price, he patted the basin and announced, “The first pill belongs to this gentleman!”
The price of the first pill rose all the way and finally settled at 2 million yuan. The buyer was the bald shareholder. He happily filled out a cheque of 2 million yuan and handed it to Qin Haodong and put the pill in his pocket.
Zhang Zhijie helped Qin Haodong here. When he saw that a pill had sold 2 million yuan, his eyeballs almost jumped out of his eyes with astonishment.
He did not know the value of this Physique-Improving Pill. The medicine pill of the lowest level which came from the Emperor Green Wood was invaluable.
At the end of the first auction, other shareholders were not discouraged. After all, this was only the first of 10 pills. There were nine left. Maybe the next auction price would be lower.
In fact, this form of the auction could only make the price higher and higher. The second pill was soon sold at 2.8 million yuan.
The auction was growing vigorously. On the other floor of the building, Zhao Zhongchen excitedly came to Lin Zhigao’s office.
Lin Zhigao had just asked his woman secretary to make a cup of tea when he saw Zhao Zhongchen pushing the door and coming in with a happy face. He could not help asking, “Zhao, why are you so happy? Is there anything good?”
“Of course!” Zhao Zhongchen was a frequent visitor here. He waved his hand to let the woman secretary leave and whispered, “Brother, do you know how many times I had last night?”
“What do you mean? What do you have many times? Lin Zhigao did not understand it for a while.
“With the college girl I newly found!” Zhao Zhongchen said excitedly.
“Zhao, does this need to guess? It’s good that we can have one time at this age, and it also depends on the effect of pills.”
“Brother, you’re wrong. I had three times last night, and I didn’t take any medicine.”
As Zhao Zhongchen was saying, he also threw out three fingers.
Lin Zhigao paused slightly and then said, “Zhao, I know who you are. It’s no fun bragging with me about it.”
“No bragging, I’m telling the truth.” Zhao Zhongchen said, “Yesterday, when Qin Haodong was treating others, everyone got a Physique-Improving Pill. My nephew went too. He brought back two and gave me one. Guess what happened after eating it?”
Lin Zhigao said impatiently, “Okay, don’t keep me guessing, just tell me.”
Zhao Zhongchen laughed and said, “Yesterday we were lucky not to throw Qin Haodong out. His medical skills are really good. After eating his pill, I feel like I’m 20 years old and full of strength and spirit.”
“Especially when I go to bed, I’m very vigorous. That little girl was totally submissive to me. It’s really a pleasure.”
After he said that, he laughed. For these old men of his age, no other things could make them feel good than this.
“Didn’t you lie to me? Just a pill?” Lin Zhigao asked with disbelief.
“Brother, can I lie to you about this?”
In order to prove that he had not lied, Zhao Zhongchen turned and walked to a large pot next to him. The pot, with the earth inside and the flowers on it, could weigh about 30 or 40 kilograms. He reached out and held it up, then put it down gently.
He clapped his hands and turned to Lin Zhigao and said, “You see, brother. My body is strong now, my waist is not sour, my legs are not painful, and I’m vigorous enough on the bed…”
“Is that true?” Lin Zhigao suddenly sat up from the sofa and asked with a look of expectation, “Can you give me a so-called Physique-Improving Pill?”
“How can I have this pill? Yesterday my nephew got two. We had eaten them, respectively. If we want more, we need to find Qin Haodong.”
“Well, let’s go now.”
Lin Zhigao hurried out of the office. Last night, his lover flirted with him. However, he couldn’t make his lover satisfied. Even the usual aphrodisiac medicine did not work. This made his lover very unsatisfied.
Now hearing Zhao Zhongchen’s words, he was in a hurry to get the pill.
Zhao Zhongchen followed Lin Zhigao. They walked towards the infirmary together. As soon as they got to the door, they saw many people gathered here. They were both directors and shareholders of their group. The infirmary was bustling with noise and excitement.
Qin Haodong was in a good mood. He had sold nine Physique-Improving Pills in succession, and each one was more expensive than the next other. The last one even sold a high price of eight million yuan.
He took the last pill in his hand and said aloud, “Everybody, this is the last Physique-Improving Pill. You should seize the opportunity…”
Just then, someone shouted, “Don’t bid it. I want this pill.”
Those shareholders who didn’t get Physique-Improving Pill were waiting for the final bidding. When they heard someone shouted so aggressively, they looked back with dissatisfaction. When they saw that was Lin Zhigao, they became silent at once. After all, it was Lin’s Group, and Lin Zhigao was the uncle of the president and a major shareholder of the company. His status was much more special than that of them.
Qin Haodong took a look at Lin Zhigao, who was wearing a haughty expression and sneered. He naturally had no favor for the old guy that had just troubled his woman yesterday.
Lin Zhigao crowded into the crowd with Zhao Zhongchen and came to Qin Haodong, pointing at the Physique-Improving Pill in his hand, and said, “I want this pill.”
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “If you want it, you can wait for the auction and bid the highest price.”
“What? How can you let me participate in the auction? Don’t you know who I am?” Lin Zhigao raised his chin and said.
Zhao Zhongchen hastily added, “Qin Haodong, this is director Lin Zhigaolin, one of the major shareholders of Lin’s Group. How can you let him participate in the auction?”
Qin Haodong said, “All the people here are directors and shareholders of Lin’s Group. Everyone is here to participate in the auction. Why should I give him a privilege?”
Lin Zhigao thought that Qin Haodong must obediently hand over the Physique-Improving Pill after knowing his identity. Unexpectedly, this young man did not take him seriously. He could not help but angrily say, “Can I be the same as them? I am a member of the Lin family, and I have a 10% share of this group.”
“10%, that’s a lot!” Qin Haodong uttered a sigh of surprise. But just as Lin Zhigao was showing a hint of complacency, he went on to say, “So what? What does it matter to me even if you have a 50% share? Well, I am not an unreasonable man, as long as you give 1% of the share; you will take the pill away immediately.”
“A 1% share?”
Lin Zhigao was so astonished that he almost been choked with his own saliva. The market value of Lin’s Group’s 1% share can be hundreds of millions. Is this a gold pill? Even gold is not so expensive.
As a major shareholder, seeing that Qin Haodong did not give in to his prestige, Lin Zhigao took a deep breath and calmed down. Then he said, “Don’t forget, I am Momo’s uncle. Are you in love with her? Are you going to refuse me?”
Qin Haodong sneered in his heart. At this time, you remember that you are Momo’s uncle. Why didn’t you say that when you and your son made the secret trip yesterday?
“So what? I do fall in love with Momo, and our relationship is very stable, but we haven’t got a certificate yet. Legally speaking, there is no relationship between you and me.”
“You…” Lin Zhigao’s old face blushed, and he said angrily, “Qin Haodong, so you deliberately want to make me lose my face?”
Qin Haodong was still wearing a grinning expression. He said lightly, “You are the director of the group and also the Lin family’s member. I should give you face. But my pill is for sale. It can’t be changed with the face.”
Lin Zhigao was furious and pointed to Qin Haodong’s nose and cried, “Boy, you’re fired. Pack up your things and get out of here.”
“Old guy, I want to ask you, how can you expel me?” Qin Haodong asked with a smile.
“I am a director of the group, holding a 10% share in my hand. Is it not good to dismiss you a doctor?”
“Of course not. The directors of the group have no direct power to manage the staff. The president could expel me if she wants to do that. If you really want to dismiss me, call a meeting of directors and let everyone vote and see how many people will vote for you.”
“You…” Lin Zhigao was so angry that he couldn’t speak. Seeing other directors around him looked at the pill in Qin Haodong’s hand with their eager eyes, he could guess the result of the vote even think by his heels.
At this moment, Zhao Zhongchen said, “Qin Haodong, you are the group’s healthcare doctor. It’s natural for you to treat Director Lin. Why can’t we ask you for a pill?”
Lin Zhigao also cried, “Yes, since you are still a member of the group, you should serve me.”
Qin Haodong said, “I can serve you and treat you, but I can use the resources of the group, the medicines of the group. You can take all the medicines at the infirmary. But this Physique-Improving Pill is my personal property, and I have no obligation to give it to you.”
“Uh…” Zhao Zhongchen and Lin Zhigao were dumb at once. Qin Haodong was right. Although he was a group worker, he could refuse to take out his own pills.
“Well, it’s an auction. I can’t buy it. I can buy it with 100,000 yuan at the worst.” Then Lin Zhigao turned his head to other shareholders and said, “This pill is mine. You should not bid with me.”
Other shareholders look at each other. Lin Zhigao had great discursive power in the group, so hearing his declare, they naturally would not bid with him.
Lin Zhigao was satisfied with the effect and turned to Qin Haodong and said, “Okay, you can start the auction!”
Qin Haodong smiled slightly. The old guy wanted to play with himself. There was no way.
He raised the pill in his hand and cried, “The last Physique-Improving Pill will be auctioned for 10 million yuan. If you want it, you should seize the opportunity. This is the last one.”