Chapter 510 - Fainted
After they boxed up, Chengtian went to pay for the bill but he was stunned when he looked at it.
"This… how much is this?" Chengtian's eyes went wide, not believing the price.
"Sir, it's 15,037,000 in total. We will remove the 37,000 as a discount, so it'll be 15 million," the waiter said as he smiled politely.
"15 million?" Chengtian couldn't believe he had spent more than 5 million on this treat but looking through the list, the dishes were all at least 100,000. The expensive ones were 3-400,000 and the seafood wasn't cheap either, but he found out that the 1982 Lafite he ordered was the cheapest among all!
After calculating one by one, he found it odd and asked, "Did you guys calculated it wrong? The total should be only around 5 million, where's the 10 million coming from?"
"Sir, the vase you crushed, it's worth 10 million," the waiter explained evenly.
"Eh? One vase is 10 million?" Chengtian was scandalized.
"Yes, sir, the vase had six four-carat diamonds inlaid, and the vase was made of pure gold. 10 million was just the original price." The waiter smiled. "We've got the authoritative certificate, do you wish to take a look at it?"
Chengtian felt like crying. Isn't this a little too much? But he understood quite well. Top-tier hotels wouldn't do things like cheating or blackmailing him. The price written there was really the original price.
Besides, each four-carat diamond was worth over 1 million, so for a pure gold vase inlaid with six four-carat diamonds, 10 million wasn't that expensive!
He did crush the vase and gifted it to Xiaoxiao! He was about to go insane! The cost was too much for him to handle. Looked like he could not act rich and brag anymore!
His face returned to normal when he spotted the Xiao brothers, Lin Yi, and the rest walking over. "It seems like we didn't eat a lot actually. We've only spent 15 million, that's all! This restaurant is so cheap, indeed cheap!" Chengtian said loudly.
The Xiao brothers were amazed by Chengtian. The difference between their family and House Wu was huge. 15 million was nothing to them! Impressive!
"Ah, Bro Chengtian, you're so rich!" Xiaoxiao praised. "A lot of people can't even earn 15 million in their whole life and you're saying that 15 million for a meal is too cheap. You're so cool!!"
"Of course! This money is nothing to House Wu!" Chengtian had gotten used to bragging, so he naturally blurted this out without even thinking.
"Can I get braised shark fin in brown sauce then? I wanted to order it just now but was afraid that I'd spent too much so I didn't…" Xiaoxiao looked at Chengtian with pitiful eyes. "I really want to try shark fin!"
"Uh… OK, no problem!" Chengtian sweated. House Wu wasn't a business family. They only earned tens of millions annually, sometimes over 100 million in good years. The income was needed to support the whole of House Wu's spending, so the youngest generation like Chengtian only had hundreds of thousands to spare each year. If his grandpa were to find out that he'd spent 15 million for a dinner, he'd definitely be furious!
However, if he didn't ask for the money from his grandpa, he wouldn't able to pull off a king's ransom. First and foremost, he had to order the braised shark fin for Xiaoxiao and get them to leave so he could settle this himself without losing face.
After the Xiao brothers and the rest went downstairs, Chengtian asked for help from his grandpa.
"Hello? Grandpa, it's Chengtian!" Chengtian spoke carefully.
"What's wrong? I'm busy, make it quick!" Gonggao was still a little pissed at losing face in front of Tianlong. He went to find his son-in-law, Tianyi, hoping that he would offer him the Pill of Life Extension and Toxic Cleansing but was rejected instantly. Tianyi said that the pill was meant for Liu Zhenhu's illness. He got even more pissed at that and had no place to vent his frustration and anger.
So even his favorite grandson was calling, he couldn't be in the right mood when answering the call.
"Grandpa, we were having dinner at a hotel, and I didn't have enough money with me," Chengtian said softly, his voice as quiet as possible.
"What were you thinking before going in the hotel without bringing enough money?" Gonggao snorted. "Didn't you bring your card with you? Why doesn't that place accept cards?"
"That's not the case…. The card has limits and it's insufficient…." Chengtian said guiltily.
"Insufficient? How much did you spent? The credit card has a 200,000 yuan limit." Gonggao raised his voice.
"Fif-Fifteen…" Chengtian was afraid. This was the first time his grandpa had raised his voice when talking to him.
"15,000? Your credit card doesn't have enough credit for that?! Do you even use your money wisely?" Gonggao was infuriated. He thought that Chengtian overcharged his card so it wasn't functioning.
"Not 15,000…." Chengtian lost his composure and was very frightened. His grandpa was already this exasperated with him spending more than 200,000. What would happen if he tells him that he had spent 15 million?!
"How much is it then?" Gonggao hmphed. "You're such a disgrace to the family! You can't even pay for the 15,000 you spent!"
"It's actually 15 million, Grandpa…. I've spent 15 million…." Chengtian gritted his teeth and confessed. There was no point in dragging it out.
"What? What did you say?" Gonggao was surprised. "How much did you spend again?"
"15 million…." Chengtian repeated.
The other end of the line went silent.
"Grandpa? Are you there?" Chengtian asked but there wasn't any response coming from the other end.
After a while, some noise came from the other end of the line and Tianyi said, "Dad, What happened to you? Why did you faint?"
Chengtian was surprised. Grandpa had fainted? He shouted into the phone, "Grandpa? Grandpa!"
There was no sound but static.
Chengtian helplessly hung up. He anxiously asked the cashier, "Can you put it on my tab? I don't have enough cash on me, and my grandpa has fainted. I have to go back right now…."
"My apologies, sir, but we don't provide such service here," the cashier replied respectfully.