Beauty and the Beasts - chapter 1319
“Is that so?” Bai Qingqing was very satisfied. She took Curtis’s hand and walked to the front, asking his opinion in a soft voice.
What kind of wilderness hadn’t Curtis slept in before? Of course he wouldn’t mind this place. He nodded with a calm attitude.
“Alright, we’ll rent it.” Bai Qingqing grinned as she turned to face the owner, saying pleadingly, “But can it be cheaper? We don’t have much money.”
Any man’s heart would soften when a young and beautiful girl made a request. When the fat uncle saw that Bai Qingqing was a student and the guy wasn’t the one who would pay, his heart softened and he gave in.
“Forget it, I’ll give you a 50 yuan discount. 450 yuan a month,” said the fat uncle magnanimously.
Bai Qingqing’s face immediately broke into a heartfelt smile. She reached out to touch her red packet, then asked, “Do we have to sign a rental contract?”
“En. Have you brought your identity card and a copy? I’ll sign the contract with you right away,” said the fat uncle.
Bai Qingqing took out her identity card from her tote bag. “I’ve brought my identity card, but haven’t made a copy yet. I’ll go do that right away.”
“Alright, I’ll go home to get the contract,” said the fat uncle, then paused in his footsteps, turned back, and added, “Oh, right. It’s usually a case of paying a one-month deposit and three months’ rent. This means that you’ll have to pay for four months. It’ll be 1,800 yuan.”
Bai Qingqing was instantly stunned and rendered speechless.
When Curtis saw his mate’s expression, his heart ached and he said coldly to the middle-aged man, “No need.”
He then took Bai Qingqing’s hand and walked out. “I can find a place to stay in.”
“Curtis…” Bai Qingqing couldn’t bear to part with this house. She stood there, refusing to move.
With only 1,000 yuan on her, given this rule, would she only be able to rent a place that cost 250 yuan a month?
Bai Qingqing turned back, her expression even more pitiful than before. “Uncle, can you make an exception for us and let us pay the rent one month at a time?”
The fat uncle laughed out loud, waving his hand and saying, “Forget it, we’ll do as you say. But I have to say this first, I’ll be selling this house any time. You guys will have to move out right away then.”
Elated, Bai Qingqing nodded, saying, “Alright!”
This was really a turn of events. The accommodation was finally taken care of.
With 500 yuan and some change, they weren’t considered too poor.
After cleaning up the place, Bai Qingqing took Curtis’s hand and went downstairs excitedly.
“Come, let’s go have a feast.”
Curtis recalled how the streets were filled with humans and there were no other species to be seen. He was very dubious about whether Snow would be able to find food.
Bai Qingqing found her way to a shop offering a buffet with familiarity, bringing Curtis with her.
The things near the school tended to be cheap and of good quality. Even buffets would be at a price that students could afford. Bai Qingqing had come to this place with her classmates a couple of times. It cost 38 yuan per person, and her heart would ache each time she came.
This time around, she paid two sets of 38 yuan without any hesitation.
Given Curtis’s appetite, they wouldn’t lose out on the 76 yuan.
Students in their first and second years of high school would have to come to school on Sundays. It was the day when the richest students came and also the day in the week where the restaurant’s business would be the best.
The dining hall was crowded with people, most of them being students, with deafening shouts and noises everywhere. The room was filled with food and the air filled with the fragrances of food. The scents were so strong that Curtis found it a little suffocating.
Curtis wrapped one arm around Bai Qingqing’s shoulder, his brows furrowing tightly together.
So this was a place where humans ate. It was really strange to be squeezing together with strangers in a place to eat.
Bai Qingqing took Curtis to the meat section, took a plate, and started filling it up with food.