Chapter 32 – Four seats, spacious
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“Li Honglin?” Nangong Yuqing’s eyebrows became slightly frowned. From her bright-colored red lips sounded the name of this handsome youth.
“When I saw you wearing that red colored soft armor, you were already like a celestial being coming to earth. Never would I expect that you would be even more beautiful wearing such a robe.” Li Honglin lightly smiled. “I’m afraid that you would be defeating all of the female cultivators in the auction today.”
Only after he said those words did Li Honglin take note of Wei Suo who stood beside Nangong Yuqing. Although he felt extreme contempt toward Wei Suo who appeared to be extremely poor, but his expression was one that was extremely calm and indifferent. Within his gracefulness contained a sense of frivolousness. This sort of expression was something that men of elegant demeanor and high standing naturally possessed. It was not something that ordinary cultivators without any standing could compare with.
“Young Master Li, you should stop joking around.” Nangong Yuqing smiled indifferently. “Why, could it be that you’re also interested in participating in this sort of small-scale auction?”
“You ought to also have come to participate in this auction, no? Since even you are interested in participating in it, how could I possibly not be interested? Furthermore, the Shopkeeper of the Golden Jade Pavilion had specially sent news to me beforehand stating that although the scale of the auction this time was not great, there were still several good items being auctioned off.” Li Honglin smiled and said.
At this moment, Wei Suo took note that when this guy with the name of Li Honglin was speaking, he was fiddling in his hand two dove-egg sized, black and golden colored Demon Pellets that was covered with golden specks on its surface.
Wei Suo recognized that these two Demon Pellets belonged to the level three high-level demonic beasts with the name Golden Fissure Eagle. The Golden Fissure Eagles’ Demon Pellets were unable to be directly turned into Pellet Medicine with abundant Spiritual Energy through refining it with other Spiritual Herbs. However, if one was to fiddle with them in one’s hands, the special Spiritual Energy within them would seep into one’s hand. If one was to fiddle with them in one’s hand for a long period of time, then it was said that this sort of special Spiritual Energy would increase the physical strength of one’s body, allowing said cultivator’s body to become even more robust.
However, the price of this sort of Demon Pellet was over sixty Low Quality Spiritual Stones at the very least. No ordinary cultivator would spend a hundred and twenty Low Quality Spiritual Stones just to get two Demon Pellets to fiddle with in one’s hands. However, Wei Suo now began to feel even more displeased with this fellow. This guy had completely considered him to be air. Furthermore, although he did not specifically mention his status, his words had more or less mentioned it for him. That was because with the identity of the Golden Jade Pavilion’s Shopkeeper, he would only inform the major powers within the Spirit Peak City beforehand.
The hidden meaning behind those words that he spoke was ‘Who do you think you are? I am speaking with Nangong Yuqing here, be tactful and scram.’
Wei Suo had never tried to curry favor with major sects in the past. Now that he had the green gowned old man, he cared even less about currying favors from anyone now. As he was neither friend nor relative with this Li Honglin, who had suddenly appeared out of nowhere, Wei Suo did not have the intention to take his initiative and leave to assist this Li Honglin.
Wei Suo merely feigned a bored expression and yawned.
“Is this your friend?” As Wei Suo had anticipated, Li Honglin was no longer able to consider him as air now. Merely, the words that he said after he took a glance at Wei Suo had nearly caused Wei Suo’s nose to become crooked from anger. “Even he is planning to go into the auction house? If he wanted to go in too, then I have a distinguished guest seat that I can bring him in with.”
The expression on Li Honglin’s eyes seemed to signify that he had considered Wei Suo to be a penniless good-for-nothing that could not even afford to pay for the fee to enter the auction.
“There’s no need for that.” Before Wei Suo could say anything, Nangong Yuqing took a glance at Li Honglin, then turned around and lightly smiled to Wei Suo. “He also has an honored guest seat. Furthermore, I am borrowing his light and entering together with him.”
Li Honglin’s expression had clearly froze.
‘Haha! That’s what you get for acting like a pretentious prick!’
Wei Suo lightly smiled a reserved smile. However, in his heart, he was overjoyed. He was feeling so good from his toes all the way up to the tip of his hair.
At this moment, he felt that Nangong Yuqing was truly too adorable. With merely what Nangong Yuqing had done earlier, even if she wanted him to devote his life to her for seventeen or eighteen times, he would not refuse her at all.
“Oh? May I know of this brother’s great name? Is he someone from the Iron Policy?”
“His name is Wei Suo. I had invited him to join our Iron Policy before. Merely, he wasn’t interested in joining our Iron Policy.” Nangong Yuqing smiled and said. Her smile was like that of a blossoming flower.
‘She’s truly giving me a lot of face!’
Wei Suo strongly resisted his urge to raise his head up toward the sky and laugh heartily. On the other hand, he was taking a glance at the expression of that Li Honglin. Truly distinguished, accomplished and elegant. That Li Honglin continued to emit a confident and at ease bearing. However, the corner of his eyes had slightly twitched.
“Brother Li, if you wish to accompany us inside, that is fine too. My invitation could bring a total of four people. After all, we had only prepared for the two of us to use the seat of four so that we would be able to have a more spacious area.” Wei Suo said this with smiles on his face.
“Oh, there’s no need for that.” Li Honglin also squeezed out a smile. “I shall wait till the auction’s over before getting to know Brother Wei.”
After he said those words, Li Honglin stopped. It seemed that he wanted to invite Nangong Yuqing to go together with him and not be together with Wei Suo. However, after a moment of stopping, Li Honglin ended up resisting his urge. After all, he was not a fool. He knew that he should not offend a cultivator with an identity that he does not know, especially one that appeared to be from some background.
The three of them proceeded to walk toward the High Heaven House.
Li Honglin was walking ahead. As for Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing, the two of them were slowly walking side by side and had created a short distance between themselves and Li Honglin.
“Say, Nangong Yuqing, who exactly is this guy? Earlier, we mentioned that it was four honored guest seats. If we were to enter and end up seated among the ordinary seats, then wouldn’t we end up being laughed by him?” Wei Suo said to Nangong Yuqing stealthily by her ears in a soft voice.
“You don’t have to worry about that. The Golden Jade Pavilion is extremely conscientious in their way of business. I recognize this sort of jade plate. The one that Shopkeeper Tian had given us is indeed the one for the honored guest seats.” Nangong Yuqing replied to Wei Suo beside his ears. “As for Li Honglin, he’s the Young Palace Master of the Golden Eagle Palace.”
“Young Palace Master of the Golden Eagle Palace?” Wei Suo immediately understood why Li Honglin was fiddling with two Golden Fissure Eagle’s Demon Pellets. Ever since ten to twenty thousand years ago, some sects and cultivators had discovered methods of taming and raising some demonic beasts. Currently, there are sects that specialized in raising demonic beasts. As for the Golden Eagle Palace, it was one such sect.
The Golden Eagle Palace was said to have the raising method for many kinds of level three and level two demonic beasts. The greatest source of their income also revolved around selling the demonic beasts or the Demon Pellets of the demonic beasts that they raised. Merely, the quality of the Demon Pellets of domesticated demonic beasts was a bit inferior to the wild demonic beasts. Although they used Spiritual Herbs and other medicines, the domesticated demonic beasts were still very much different from the wild demonic beasts.
It was said that the Golden Eagle Palace had several cultivators that had reached the Thought Division Stage and could be considered as a major power in the Spirit Peak City.
“That guy ought to be interested in you, right?” Wei Suo said this beside Nangong Yuqing’s ears softly. “However, it seems that you’re not interested in him.”
“That’s right. I wish to use you as my shield for a bit. Why, are you afraid?” Nangong Yuqing said.
Wei Suo ‘he he’ laughed. “What, someone like me was already qualified enough to be a shield?”
Nangong Yuqing took a glance at Wei Suo and solemnly said. “You’re just about enough.” After she said that, she was unable to contain herself and ‘pfff’ into laughter.
Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing were only secretly speaking with one another so as to not let Li Honglin hear their conversation. However, to other people, especially those who knew Nangong Yuqing, this was much different. The famous fiery hot beauty of the Iron Policy, Nangong Yuqing, was actually acting incomparably intimate with an extremely ordinary looking low level cultivator and whispering in each other’s ears. Who exactly was this ordinary looking low level cultivator?
This was especially true for Li Honglin who walked before them. Hearing Nangong Yuqing’s light laughter, he felt an indescribable jealousy in his heart.