Chapter 113 – Are You Jealous? (3)
“YOU!” Su Lingsheng trembled in fury. Secretly pulling on her wrist, Lei Min took a step forward to face Ji Fengyan.
“Ji Fengyan, since this thing is a transaction between you and the merchant group, we naturally can’t interfere, but… Based on our past feelings, I really do need to remind you that this timeless affection flower was something that the Eldest Princess wanted early on. If you try to hide it and anger the Eldest Princess, then you’ll have to take responsibility for the consequences.”
Ji Fengyan looked at the “Good Samaritan” Lei Min and her eyes slightly curved in a smile. “Instead of worrying about me, wouldn’t it be better to start worrying about yourself? You guys couldn’t finish the task that your master handed over and even allowed somebody else to take away the opportunity, so it’s very likely… that you two would in a rather awkward position, right?”
Lei Min’s face slightly stiffened, the depths of his eyes flashing with the embarrassment of being exposed before quickly returning back to normal.
Su Lingsheng still wanted to say something else, but Lei Min shook his head.
The businessmen ignored the reactions on Su Lingsheng’s side and quickly brought and handed over a black, rectangular ornate box to Ji Fengyan.
“Customer, this is the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection that you wanted. Please take well care of it.” One of the black-clothed businessmen said politely.
Taking the box, Ji Fengyan began to open it right in front of the crowd. Almost immediately, the double-stemmed flower lying inside attracted her attention.
She had originally thought that this so-called timeless affection flower was a bit too fantastical, but after she had personally seen it, she really was shocked by its appearance. A fiery-red double-stemmed flower lay inside, its golden-coloured stamen wrapped in layers upon layers of petals. There was no way to tell how long it had been buried in that box, but its leaves still remained full and round, untainted by the passage of time. On those layers of petals, a faint golden flame could be seen burning and sparkling, as if the entire flower were wrapped in flames.
Born from flames, raised between heaven and earth.
Powerful emanations of spirit energy radiated outwards from the timeless affection flower. Trying to feel that spiritual energy, Ji Fengyan slightly nudged at her own energy. Unfortunately…
Although the timeless affection flower was magical, it would do nothing for her shattered Inner Core. There was simply no way for her to absorb that type of spiritual energy.
The feeling of astonishment faded and Ji Fengyan couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed.
However, Su Lingsheng who had just personally seen the timeless affection flower for the first time widened her eyes and almost wanted to immediately get somebody to forcefully take that flower away from Ji Fengyan!
Feeling a bit urgent, she pulled at Lei Min’s sleeve. He furrowed his brows and hesitated for a moment before stepping forward to look at Ji Fengyan. “Ji Fengyan, that Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection is already yours, but the Eldest Princess currently needs it, so if you’re willing to hand it over to us, we’ll put in a good word for you with her. After all… no matter how good Ji City is, it still can’t compare to the word of the Imperial Family.”
Ji Fengyan gazed at the cautious Lei Min. If it wasn’t because that she was very clear that she herself had not long ago plucked Lei Xu’s head off, she really would have doubted if the person standing in front of her really was a professional type of man.
The Lei Min from before had never been so stable.
Thinking of it now, it’s likely that Lei Min had smartened up quite a bit after Lei Xu’s death.
Ji Fengyan slightly smiled before closing the box.
“Lei Min, do you really think that I’m a three year old child?”
He furrowed his brows.
Ji Fengyan continued, “This timeless affection flower was the objective given to you guys by the Eldest Princess, so what does it have to do with me?”