Not only did Xiahou Tingan shut up, but everyone in the auction hall fell into dead silence as well.
At that moment, it was as if the air froze.
Everyone had an incredulous expression.
Even the experienced Song Zheng had a dazed gaze.
W-what is this person doing… Not only did they willingly ask the other party to increase the price, but they also increased it by a few-fold before the other party had even finished his sentence.
This isnt even giving Xiahou Tingan face!
Quite a few people secretly looked at Xiahou Tingan.
As expected, they saw that his face was very ugly as if he had swallowed a fly whole.
Harsh! Too harsh!
How could Xiahou Tingan take this lying down Not only is the person who competed with him rich, but they are also gutsy!
At this point, Song Zheng had already recovered his senses as he coughed and continued asking, “10,000 white crystals! Is anyone else going to increase the bid”
Xiahou Tingan almost wanted to break the chairs handles.
He just felt that after living for more than 20 years, he had never felt as conflicted as he did now.
Dont increase the price Jiang Yuzhi is sitting right next to me, and I had previously promised that I would definitely buy this sword for her.
Increase the price I dont even have that much money! Besides, with such a big sum, its hard not to be discovered even if its calculated separately.
At this moment, Xiahou Tingan was caught between a rock and a hard place.
“10,000 white crystals going once!”
Xiahou Tingan took a deep breath in and forced himself to calm down as he glanced at Jiang Yuzhi and gently asked, “Yuzhi, do you still want that sword”
Jiang Yuzhi knitted her thin brows.
Actually, she just purely liked it at the start.
But now, she was fighting for pride!
Xiahou Tingan felt his head ache, but he could only advise her patiently, “Yuzhi, theres no problem if I help you buy this sword.
But the point is… We dont know who that person is.
Think about it.
The other party can see us and definitely knows our identities, yet they still dare to act this way… They must have an extraordinary status.”
Jiang Yuzhi furrowed her brows even tighter.
“So what How can I be afraid of them”
“10,000 white crystals going twice!”
Xiahou Tingans throat tightened as he suppressed his inner hatred and softly advised, “Yuzhi… Were naturally not afraid of them, but the point is that this time period is very sensitive… You also know that the wedding date between the Third Princess and your brother has already been proposed.
The more this is so, the more pairs of eyes that will be glued to him.
If we really spend 10,000 white crystals buying this sword today and word gets out, what will people say People will naturally say that youre wasting your wealth… What happens if you affect your brother then”
When he mentioned Jiang Yucheng, Jiang Yuzhis expression indeed changed.
She couldnt care about anyone else, but her own brothers future and reputation were more important than anything.
Xiahou Tingan finally saw that she faltered, and he continued, “…You also know that the more power one holds, the more careful one has to be with their words.
If your brother knows that you gave up this sword because of him… He will definitely feel comforted.
When everything is settled, wont it be as easy as ABC for you to get anything you want”
His final sentence finally made Jiang Yuzhi change her mind.
“Okay! Well let this one off!”
Xiahou Tingan was finally appeased.
“10,000 white crystals going thrice… Sold!”
Jiang Yuzhi glanced at the Cloud-Sky Copper Sword indignantly.
“If I know who they are… Ill definitely not let them off!”
An idea popped up in Xiahou Tingans mind as he suddenly leaned in toward Jiang Yuzhi and softly said something.
Jiang Yuzhi looked doubtful.
“Is it true Will this… work”
Xiahou Tingan clenched his fists and punched his chest.
“You can rest assured about the things I do.”
Chu Liuyue hugged her arms, and her gaze swept past the duo in a seemingly smiling manner. It seems like these two people really want to know who intercepted their win.
If they know its me… I wonder what theyll look like.
I originally listened to my ancestors suggestion, and thats why I bid for the Cloud-Sky Copper Sword.
But now, it seems like its worth it if I can conveniently anger Jiang Yuzhi and Xiahou Tingan.
The auction continued.
There were quite a few decent things in the items that were presented later on.
But after that commotion, the later auctions paled in comparison.
Chu Liuyue kept looking as well, but she didnt bid again as there wasnt a treasure she was interested in.
Originally, she wanted to leave in advance.
But she patiently waited after thinking that there could very possibly be an important treasure at the end since Song Zheng was here.
In another room on the third floor.
Jian Fengchi leaned against the chair in a relaxed and lazy manner.
Shui Liuer walked over from the window and sat down beside him as her charming face had a delightful smile.
“I didnt expect to watch a free show when I came here.
Its really worth the trip.”
Jian Fengchis lips curled up as he knocked his kneecap with the bone fan.
“How did Xiahou Tingan offend you Why are you so happy to see him humiliated”
Shui Liuer rolled her eyes.
However, she was born as a beauty and exuded an elegant aura, so even her eye rolls looked extremely pretty.
“That dumba*s previously booked the entire venue to hear me sing, but he was dishonest.”
When she first came to Xi Ling, there were indeed quite a few people who wanted to take advantage of her.
However, the people in Chun Feng Restaurant werent to be trifled with.
After dealing with all of them, nobody dared to do so again.
Jian Fengchi found it weird.
“Hes so brave”
Shui Liuer chuckled.
“He just drank a few cups more and forgot who he was! He kept talking about the Xiahou family and said how incredible he was.”
“You didnt teach him a lesson”
“Why did you think he stayed at home for three months and didnt go out”
Jian Fengchi put up his thumb.
“Youre still the best, Little Liuer.”
Shui Liuer slapped his hand away.
“Dont even try.
Actually, I dont mind telling you.
Compared to seeing Xiahou Tingan humiliated, I prefer seeing Jiang Yuzhi so angered that she cant speak!”
Jian Fengchi seemed to have already expected this as he smiled and said, “Just because she previously offended… That person didnt even mind it, yet you bore the grudge in your heart.”
Even until now, Shui Liuer still hated Jiang Yuzhi.
Shui Liuer sneered, “Someone must teach people like Jiang Yuzhi a lesson.”
Jiang Yuzhi now used Jiang Yucheng as her backing and was very arrogant.
She even wanted to have her own way in the entire Xi Ling City, but she didnt even know that she had tons of enemies hiding in the shadows.
What a joke.
Jian Fengchi raised his brows slightly.
“We bought the items we wanted to buy today, and we saw the drama we needed to.
Are you happy Actually, I kinda want to know who exactly bought that sword just now…”
Before he could finish his sentence, his gaze suddenly turned cold as he stood up, walked to the window, and looked at the platform.
Shui Liuer was taken aback.
“Whats the matter”
At the same time in the other room, Chu Liuyue also stood up suddenly and stared at the cage that abruptly appeared on the platform in disbelief.
A woman was trapped in that gigantic cage.
She was wearing torn and tattered clothes, and her face looked frail as her hair drooped down and covered more than half her face.
However, Chu Liuyue still recognized her at one glance—it was actually… Mu Hongyu!