Ancient Rome: From Slaveholder to Supreme Emperor - Chapter 53
When chili fish heads, stir-fried squid, beef teppanyaki, spicy beef tendons and other delicious specialties were served at the table, the fragrance permeated the whole living room. Aurelia’s hunger was completely awakened, making her taste buds excited involuntarily.
“That’s incredible, not only can you cook, but also you can make it so delicious. Satan, you are really an amazing man……”
Aurelia sat down at the table and could not help leaning out to sniff with an intoxicated expression.
“Excuse my rudeness, it’s not my fault, but the dishes you made smell so good……”
Aurelia said embarrassingly after she realized her gaffe. But the eyes she looked at Ye Tian were still filled with curiosity, she couldn’t wait to further understand this amazing man.
“It’s my pleasure to hear such a comment from the most noble Lady Aurelia……”
Ye tian smiled and poured her a glass of wine.
The wine was not only a specialty of Greece, but also was the favorite of the Roman patricians.
“Little Caesar, do you want to drink one?”
Ye tian touched Caesar’s head again and asked with a smile.
“Satan, Caesar is not of age, you can’t mislead him……”
Aurelia rolled her eyes towards Ye tian, how fascinating and charming she was!
“Alright, little Caesar, you have to drink goat’s milk…… ”
Ye tian smiled and handed him a jar of goat’s milk.
Caesar said with wronged, and then looked at Ye tian with expect eyes.
He worships Ye tian incomparably, because Ye tian was not only easygoing and unrestrained, but also very upright and powerful.
“Go and drink your goat’s milk……”
Aurelia directly ignored him, and then she picked up a piece of squid into her mouth to nibble. The next moment, her eyes immediately shone with dazzling light. Whereafter, she no longer cared about the fucking image of the gentlewoman. While sweeping all of these delicacies, her mouth also praised Ye Tian’s cooking skill at the same time.
“It’s so delicious! Oh my god, I can’t believe there are such amazing cooking skills in the world. Satan, it’s a waste of your talent not being a chef……”
After finally having enough, Aurelia made a rude burp. And then, she praised Ye Tian with an embarrassed smile.
“I’m planning to open a restaurant, what do you think? ‘’
Ye tian picked up the wine cup and lightly clinked glasses with Aurelia.
Looking at Aurelia and Caesar’s table behavior, Ye tian could imagine how popular his restaurant would be once it ran. When the time arrived, there were absolutely a lot of troubles waiting for him without Aurelia as his backer. Therefore, he intended to discuss it with her first.
“Opening a restaurant? Are you going to be a businessman? God, why do you have such a thought? If a patrician goes to do business, he will be looked down upon by other Patricians. One Crassus among the Patricians was enough, I don’t want my son-in-law to be also sneered at by others……”
As Ye tian guessed, Aurelia’s response was very boiling and shocked when hearing Ye tian planned to run a restaurant.
“ Look down on me? hehe…… They dare? When I empty their coffers and accumulate enough wealth, I’m able to let them lick my boots. How dare they deride at me? ”
Ye tian said dismissively.
In fact, among all the patricians, the personage he most thought highly of was Crassus, because this guy owned the forward thinking and controlled Rome from the economics. Even though every Patrician in the senate despised him, they only dared gossiping Crassus on his back. When meeting this guy, they still had to lower their noble head toward him.
“But it’s a disgrace to your noble family name! ”
Aurelia clearly felt the powerful ambition of Ye tian, her heart was a little touched, but she still could not understand Ye tian’s mind completely.
“Stupid! These years, the factional conflict and the foreign wars are too much in Rome, so the treasury won’t have some money left. As long as we control enough money, we will own enough speaking rights. Besides, enough wealth also equates to supreme power! ”
Ye tian lightly said.
“Wealth equals power? ”
Aurelia was puzzled by the profound truth of Ye tian.
“For example, in the battle with the Rebel ally at present, the Rome army was defeated again and again. So the shortage of supplies and soldiers would soon inevitably appear. Do you think the nobles in the senate will be willing to pay military expenditures using their own money? No, they won’t, they are all greedy and miserly vampires. However, if I have enough money when the time arrives, we can make a deal with the senate and recruit the soldiers ourselves, as we build an army with tens of thousands of soldiers. The commanders will be appointed by our men. The army also means the supreme power, isn’t it?”
Ye tian smiled and explained to Aurelia slowly. His words let Caesar’s eyes twinkle, Aurelia was also prodded.
“A restaurant can bring so much wealth? ”
Aurelia asked in a heart-beckoning tone.
“You also foresee, isn’t it? The restaurant is just a beginning, you’re honorable. ”
Ye tian smiled confidently, brighting like the sun.
“Also, I can promise to the Gods that once the restaurant makes a profit, I will give you one percent of the profit as your pocket money. ”
Thinking for a while, Ye tian promised Aurelia.
“One percent profit? You are so generous? Er…So, what do I need to do?”
Aurelia surprised with some dizziness, also quite happy. But soon she came back to herself , and asked Ye-tian with a smile.
“Help me get rid of some disgusting flies, and bring some noblewoman here to consume in the early stage! “
Ye tian smiled and replied softly. He was just a new noble, no nepotism, nor peoplebase. If he could cooperate with Aurelia, it would avoid a lot of trouble.
Aurelia was a little disappointed, and then said, “One percent is a little few, isn’t it?”
“Yes, but I will give my fiance Kesha five percent of the profits as the bride-price, or her case-dough! ”
Ye tian added.
“Ok, since you are so considerate to your fiance, I agree! ”
With a short time of thinking, Aurelia replied with great satisfaction.
” Wish us a pleasant cooperation……”
Ye tian raised his glass, and lightly clink glasses with her.
“Hope with the blessings of the Gods, your wish come true……‘’
Aurelia smiled and gently clinked glasses with him.
Ye Tian, this amazing guy was more and more abstruse, Aurelia thought, or she had never really understood him from the very beginning.
Edited by NMA
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