An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori Chapter 1331
Zion was seated by the window on the second floor of Goldcrest Lounge. He was sipping on his tea as he observed the bustling street below.
Even with over ten occupied tables, Goldcrest Lounge felt rather solemn compared to its usual lively air. The patrons at each table seemed to be silently enjoying their tea.
“Mr Swanson, that guy has arrived.” Ziggy, who was standing behind Zion, suddenly pointed downward. Zion looked down and saw Dustin strolling through the crowd. He appeared calm and unruffled.
“Hmph! He actually came alone? How naïve!” Zion sneered. Then, he downed his tea in one gulp. Shortly afterward, heavy footsteps approached. Dustin had made his way upstairs without any difficulty. After scanning the room and spotting Zion and his group, Dustin promptly. sat across from them.
“Mr. Swanson, we meet again.” Dustin smiled and poured himself a cup of tea.
“Mr. Rhys, Ziggy told me you’d like to discuss business. What would you to talk about?” Zion asked rather politely. like
As the Swanson family’s butler, he was naturally sharp-witted. There would be no need for physical confrontation if the matter could be resolved with money.
“It’s about the Dew Balm formula, of course.” Dustin got straight to the point.
“Oh?” Zion raised an eyebrow. He smiled. “It seems like you’ve finally thought it through. So, how much are you asking for? Name your price. As long as it’s reasonable, I’ll do my best to accommodate you.”
“I don’t want money. I just need you to get me some herbs based on this prescription.” Dustin slid the list of herbs across the table to Zion as he spoke.
The list contained twenty different types of precious herbs, including Iceheart Lotus, Dragon Panax, and Emerald Corolla. Dustin had given an extensive range of herbs on purpose. He wanted to make his intentions less obvious.
The Swanson family was prominent in the medical field. They boasted a history spanning over a century. Their influence and network extended nationwide. It far surpassed a small entity like Harmony Healers.
If anyone could obtain the three main ingredients for Sanctifix in South City in record time, it was the Swansons. This was the main reason Dustin had decided to negotiate with them.
“Let me have a look at the list.” Zion picked up the prescription and scrutinized it closely. But his smile was quickly replaced by a frown.
“Mr Rhys, most of the herbs on your list are high-grade herbs. Some of them are even top-grade precious herbs. They are exceedingly rare and hard to come by. This is a very demanding request.”
“Mr. Swanson, the Swansons are a family with a century-old legacy. Your influence in the medical field is unrivaled. There shouldn’t be any problem in obtaining these herbs, don’t you think?”
Dustin took a sip of his tea. It had a delightful and aromatic taste. It was undoubtedly an excellent blend.
“Shouldn’t be any problem?” Zion’s eyes twitched as he struggled to suppress his anger.
“Mr. Rhys, you’re asking for too much. The value of these herbs far surpasses that of the Dew Balm formula. I cannot agree to this.” With that, he pushed the list back to Dustin.
What the hell? Gathering these herbs would likely deplete half of the Swansons’ financial reserves. This guy was truly asking for too much.
Dustin continued, “Mr. Swanson, the Dew Balm formula is a heirloom in my family. I believe it’s a fair trade for just a few herbs.”
“A few herbs? There are clearly 20 to 30 precious herbs on this list!” Zion couldn’t help raising his voice.
If they were just regular herbs, he could have asked for as many as he wanted. However, the herbs he was asking for were high-grade and top-grade precious herbs.
Each one could make an ordinary person wealthy for a lifetime.