A Stay-at-home Dad’s Restaurant In An Alternate World (WN) - Chapter 2350
Chapter 2350: “Boss Mag and Blue Suede’s Lady Boss’ Dirty Little Secret”
Delmar was confused by Mag’s long speech. He thought of Padar, who left abruptly yesterday, and was worried Mr. Lev would leave unhappily too. He immediately got up and said, “It’s not that, Mr. Lev. Of course, I’m very confident that we could finish our collaboration smoothly.
How about this? Please give me a day’s time and I’ll get in touch with a guarantor to fulfill your company’s requirement. We will sign the contract tomorrow morning.”
Mag nodded his head at Delmar with satisfaction. “Alright. I can see that you are also a forthright person, but remember this, I have connections in Chaos City too. Don’t play tricks with me.”
“No, no. Please rest assured.” Delmar smiled forcefully. He only wiped away his cold sweat after he sent Mag away.
At first, he intended to just get any Tom, Dick or Harry to be the guarantor. Mr. Lev came from Rodu, so he wouldn’t know the locals well.
However, his final warning made him give up on that idea. How could a boss of one of the top five publishing houses in the Norland Continent not have any subordinates in Chaos City. This really couldn’t be perfunctory.
“Where can I find a wealthy guarantor?” Delmar sat on his chair and scratched his head hard. It was giving him a headache.
“Boss, Mr. Cyril is looking for you,” the secretary said from behind the door.
“Cyril!” Delmar’s eyes glowed. How could he have forgotten about him? Delmar quickly said, “Invite him in immediately.”
Delmar got up to open the door and Cyril walked in with a smile. “Mr. Delmar, long time no see. I heard that you got rich recently.”
“Thanks to you, I have made some money.” Delmar got Cyril to take a seat with a humble smile before closing the door.
Cyril sat on the sofa, crossed his legs and smilingly said, “That’s right. You wouldn’t have released such a popular book if not for me. So, how should you thank me?”
“Erm…” Delmar’s smile became stiff. He only wanted to sound polite, but didn’t expect Cyril to insist on it.
Although Cyril had helped make this novel popular, he didn’t ask about profit-sharing previously. Of course, there’s no way he would spit out the profit now.
However, Delmar needed to ask him for help, so after some quick thinking, he said through clenched teeth, “I still have to thank you for it. There’s also a good business deal that I want to do with you.”
“Oh? What’s the good deal?” Cyril’s interest was piqued and he asked Delmar.
He had completely fallen out of favor after returning to Chaos City from Rodu. His identity as the successor was removed and he was just an idle person now.
If the matriarch had not secretly helped him out, he couldn’t even afford to ride in the horse-drawn carriage now.
He couldn’t take that lying down, so he scammed some money from his mother and then borrowed some from his wayward friends to promote “Boss Mag’s Indecent Little Wife” and spread rumors at all the storytelling houses. He had successfully maligned Mag.
He had come to Delmar today to get him to release a sequel, “Boss Mag and Blue Suede’s Lady Boss’ Dirty Little Secret”.
He wanted to destroy Gloria.
He wanted Mag and Gloria to be despised so that the Moreton Family’s inheritance rights would return to him.
However, the lack of money was still a big problem for him. Other than getting Delmar to release another book, he also intended to get some money back from him.
Delmar was making a killing, so there was no reason for him to make a loss.
“‘Boss Mag’s Indecent Little Wife’ became popular and all the Rodu’s publishing houses came looking for me. They want me to give them the licensing rights and they will pay a licensing fee…” Delmar told Cyril about Mag’s visit and issued him his invitation.
“How much did you say it was?” Cyril stared at Delmar with widened eyes.
“20,000,000,” Delmar said.
“F*ck! You’re rich!” Cyril almost jumped up from his chair. He had never expected a novel could earn so much money.
“This collaboration is at its final stage of negotiation. We just have to follow the procedures of their publishing house. I still need a guarantor, and I will naturally look for you when I have such good deals. I intend to give you a share if you are the guarantor. I’ll give you 5,000,000 copper coins as payment after the deal is successful,” Delmar said with a smile.
“5,000,000 copper coins…” Cyril murmured. He seemed to look like he thought it was too little, but in fact, he was inwardly ecstatic. It was enough for him to splurge for some time.
Delmar added on and said, “Didn’t you want that Boss Mag to have a rotten reputation? The boss of Randt Publishing House said that he’s going to print 1,000,000 for the first print. After these 1,000,000 copies are sold, his reputation will be completely down the drain. He cannot even come back from it.”
“Are there really going to be 1,000,000 copies?” Cyril’s eyes lit up and he went closer to Delmar. “Then can I add one more character to the book?”
“This novel isn’t completed yet, so feel free to add in any characters.” Delmar nodded with a chuckle.
“I want to add in the Blue Suede Fashion’s lady boss, Gloria.” Cyril smiled.
Delmar became wide-eyed as he gulped. “I-isn’t that your niece?”
Cyril smilingly said, “Yes, it’s her. I want her reputation to go down the drain too.”
“This…” Delmar was put in a tight spot. He wasn’t stupid. He knew Gloria’s identity.
That was the person-in-charge of the Moreton Family right now. She was the rising star in the Chaos City’s business world and a future business mogul.
He dared to encourage Cynthia to write about Mag because he was just a restaurant’s boss, who only knew how to cook and had no power. He couldn’t do anything to him even if he antagonized him.
But the Moreton Family was different. They could destroy him with just one finger.
“Don’t worry. As long as you can destroy her reputation, she has to leave the position of being the head of the family. I’ll then be the head of the Moreton Family and I’ll protect you.” Cyril patted his chest and promised.
“You’re right. You’re right.” Delmar agreed with a smile, but he didn’t believe it inwardly.
“I don’t want others to write it. It still has to be Northwestern Lone Wolf,” Cyril said.
“Sure, sure.” Delmar agreed repeatedly. “What do you think about the guarantor issue?”
“Where will you guys sign the contract?”
“I agreed to meet him tomorrow morning.”
“Then, I’ll come over tomorrow morning.”
“Alright. See you tomorrow then.” Delmar sent Cyril out with a smile before saying to the secretary, “Get the horse-drawn carriage ready, I need to go out.”
Soon after, Delmar boarded the horse-drawn carriage with the female editor and headed straight for the Northwestern Lone Wolf’s home.
In the carriage, Delmar sternly said to the female editor, “No matter what, you have to let me meet her today. If you can make her agree to my terms, you will be promoted to chief editor immediately. If the deal fails, you’ll be fired.”
“Alright.” The female editor got off the horse-drawn carriage with an aggrieved expression. She recollected herself in front of the door for some time. Just as she was going to knock on the door, it was opened from the inside.
“Come on in.” A voice rang out from within.