Chapter 1400: Dad Trust You
“Miss Hazel, since it’s a partnership, I naturally won’t let you fight alone. I can bear most of the pressure. Your role will be to manufacture and promote the ointment, leveraging the connections of your Yin family to establish the reputation of Jade Dew Ointment,” Dustin said earnestly.
Upon hearing this, Hazel fell into silence.
Jade Dew Ointment was indeed remarkable, but was it worth antagonizing the two major powers, the Torby and Stratford families, for the sake of this medicine?
“Of course, if Miss Hazel has any reservations, I won’t force you. Consider this bottle of Jade Dew Ointment as a gift from me,” Dustin said with a faint smile as he placed the medicine bottle on the table and pushed it forward.
While the Lancaster family held significant influence, they were third in line in the South City District.
The first and second were the Torby and Stratford families, respectively.
To contend with both major powers simultaneously would be a tremendous burden for the Lancaster family. Now it depended on whether Hazel was willing to take the risk.
“Young man, why did you choose to collaborate with me?” Hazel didn’t give a direct answer and instead posed a question.
“First, you’re a good person; second, we have a connection; third, the Lancaster family is the most suitable,” Dustin provided his answer.
Although they had met by chance, Hazel had helped him out of a few predicaments. In terms of character, she was undoubtedly trustworthy.
He was also willing to help the Lancaster family rise to replace the positions held by the Torby and Stratford families. Jade Dew Ointment was the catalyst and the key to the Lancaster family’s ascent.
“All right! Since you trust me so much, I’ll take a gamble with you!” After a few seconds of contemplation, Hazel finally nodded.
To seek wealth and power, the Lancaster family had been suppressed for too long. It was time to take a chance.
“Thank you for your cooperation, Miss Hazel,” Dustin nodded and smiled.
It was evident that Hazel had great ambition and was willing to take risks. An ordinary heiress from a prestigious family wouldn’t have this kind of determination.
“Cheers to a successful partnership!” Hazel raised her tea cup with a charming smile.
“Cheers to a successful partnership,” Dustin echoed.
Dustin raised his cup in response, lightly clinking it with Hazel’s before drinking it all.
“Now, let’s talk more about Jade Dew Ointment…”
After a detailed discussion, the two parted ways.
Hazel returned home with Jade Dew Ointment and found her father, Waylon. She used the same self-inflicted method as Dustin to demonstrate the miraculous effects of the ointment.
Waylon’s initial reaction was shock, followed by delight. However, when he heard about the competition with the Torby and Stratford families, his expression immediately grew serious, and he furrowed his brow.
In just a few minutes, Waylon’s emotions fluctuated like a rollercoaster, making it hard for him to calm down.
“Dad, this is the best opportunity for our Lancaster family. We mustn’t miss it. We’ve been suppressed for so many years; it’s time for us to rise!” Hazel earnestly persuaded him.
“It’s not that simple. The Torby and Stratford families have dominated for many years, and their positions are difficult to shake. Besides, the formula for Jade Dew Ointment is already in the hands of the Torby and Stratford families. What right do we have to compete with them?” Waylon, a seasoned strategist, saw through the situation.
If there were substantial profits to be had, they might consider taking a risk. However, the problem was that they currently had no advantages, not even an exclusive formula. How could they compete?
“Dad, Dustin told me that the Torby family’s formula is defective. The ingredients are expensive, the effectiveness is poor, and there are side effects. On the other hand, our Jade Dew Ointment is the opposite: low cost, high effectiveness, and excellent value for money. With our full promotion, we can certainly outshine the Torby and Stratford families!” Hazel was brimming with confidence.
“Is that true?” Waylon’s eyes lit up.
“It’s absolutely true. I can swear to it!” Hazel extended three fingers as if taking an oath.
“No need, Dad trusts your judgment.”
Waylon took a deep breath and finally made a decision. “They say that fortune favors the bold. This time, I’ll take the gamble with you!”