Long Yu was speechless at the system's demand. The figure of 500,000 yuan, he wouldn't even dare think of earning such a sum in his entire life time. Let alone 50,000 yuan, his entire fortune right now barely made the 10,000 mark.
After spending travel and lodging expenses in Nanjing city, Long Yu had exactly 9745 yuan in his bank account. It was not particularly small amount, but it was a far cry from the needed 500,000.
He rubbed his glabella with his thumb as he took a seat on the sofa. It was a habit of his whenever he felt frustrated. Somehow, it helps him to calm his mind and gather his thoughts.
After five long minutes of thinking passed, Long Yu finally gave up on forcing the situation. Although he now has a system of infinte potential, he doubted that the system would hand him the 500,000 yuan if he asked for it. Rather, it was a guarenteed 'No'.
So, rather than moping around, he decided to make a trip to the convenience store nearby. The room that he rented had poor ventilation and no cooling device so it could get pretty stifling sometimes.
Anyway, there was no reason for him to stay inside all the time if he could help it.
Having made up his mind, he grabbed his jacket and put it on. The sporadic weather in the recent months made it hard to predict temperature outside.
Long Yu slipped on his worn and slightly oversized sneakers before proceeding to lock the door on his way out.
A figure could be seen heading down the sidewalk, his movement a bit unsual compared to a normal person's walking posture. The lack of lamposts along the street made it hard for one to determine the expression on the face of that trudging figure. That person was Long Yu.
His hands were stuffed into the pockets of his jacket to shield them from the cold. The weather tonight turned out to be quite chilly due to the strong winds that could be heard howling through the night.
It was quite strange considering the nights a week ago was hot enough to make one sweat just by being outside.
Soon, Long Yu reached his destination. The convenience store that he was staring at is smaller compared to the ones near the city. This was because the place he rented was on the outskirts, so there were not many local facilities.
This place always gave him the creeps, especially at night. There were no other shops around it, so the light permeating from the store made it look even more eerie. It was akin to an anglerfish sitting in the dark, waiting for its prey to approach.
As he pulled on the glass door, he could hear the usual jingle caused by the door's opening. Standing there at the counter was a staff in a faded blue uniform, staring at him.
Long Yu went straight towards the refrigerators located at the end of the aisle. It wasn't that he was being rude, but the staff's dead fish looking face made it a deterrent for anyone who wanted to interact with him.
Long Yu wondered if the staff was trying to match the eeriness of the place. Or, he could have just been unlucky enough to be born with such a face. Anyway, Long Yu had gotten used to it and wasn't bothered by it at all.
He opened the refrigerator on the far left and intended to grab his favourite soda. Just as his fingers wrapped around the cold metal can, the system that he had temporarily put at the back of his mind activated.
Haven and earth lemon soda:
[A can of soda made by the rising company, Haven and Earth. Consuming too much may cause diabetes]
[Can be traded to the system for 1.25 yuan]
Long Yu rolled his eyes at the description revealed by the system. It was just stating the obvious. Who doesn't know soft drinks are unhealthy.
When he looked that real price tag stuck on the fridge, he felt even more annoyed.
Suddenly, an evil thought struck Long Yu's mind. However, he quickly quashed it.
Although he could secretly trade items in the convenience store to the system, he did not want to do so. With the size of the store, all the items inside combined would barely reach 4000 yuan.
Not only was it pointless to do so considering the sum that he needed, it would also attract suspicion. Worst yet, it would get the staff in trouble.
Regardless of his cold demeanour, Long Yu was not a heartless person.
There was no doubt that the staff would be fired if hundreds of yuan worth of goods suddenly went missing.
This train of thought however, did give Long Yu an idea for a safer method of earning money using the system.
With this idea in mind, he quickly grabbed the items that he wanted, paid for them at the counter and left. As usual, the cashier only silently helped him checkout his items before giving him a nod on his way out.
Long Yu was unconsciously walking at a faster pace back to his place than when he got here. He already had a plan in his mind on how to earn money quickly without attracting too much attention.
After he got home, Long Yu properly put away all the items that he bought, before preparing to turn in for the night. It was going to be a busy day tomorrow and he was slightly looking forward to it. Just slightly.