Chapter 132 – Unreasonable (1)
Su Lingsheng stared at Gong Zhengyu in disbelief. Even the calm and placid Lei Min besides her showed signs of astonishment.
None of them would have ever thought that the Young Master of the merchant group would actually appear here.
The merchant group was a special existence. Despite Su Lingsheng going over bearing the Eldest Princess’ name, she had never been able to meet one of the leaders of the merchant group face to face. Never in her wildest dreams would she have ever thought that not only would Ji Fengyan be able to see him in person, she even managed to get him to come over to her house!
At this moment, Su Lingsheng’s face instantly paled. The gaze that she used to look at Gong Zhengyu was as if she wished he had never appeared.
Lei Min’s face also soured. An ominous feeling abruptly surfaced in his heart.
“Young Lady Su, I was also there that day when the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection was traded over, but due to the condition of my body, I was not able to come out and greet everybody at that time. However, I was completely aware about what had occurred between the two of you,.” Gong Zhengyu said with a warm smile, his slightly narrowed eyes seeming soft and gentle. Unfortunately, every word that he said caused bolts of terror to course through Su Lingsheng and Lei Min’s bodies.
“If I remember correctly, it was true that at that time Young Lady Su had been planning to trade with us for the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection, but… the ores that Young Lady Su had brought did not meet the standard required, therefore the trade was unsuccessful. Instead, it was Fengyan who had brought enough ores to exchange for the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection, and… after our exchange, did Young Lady Su not request for a stem in front of the public? Tell me, Young Lady Su, are there… any errors in my memory?” Gong Zhengyu asked, smiling even more warmly.
However, it was Gong Zhengyu’s gentle voice that caused Su Lingsheng to feel as if she had dropped into a frozen cellar. Unable to refrain from trembling, she had completely lost all colour in her face at that point and unconsciously turned to look at the silent Zhan Fei with a frightened and anxious gaze.
Zhan Fei frowned, his countenance that of displeasure.
Su Lingsheng’s legs were just about ready to collapse.
If the Eldest Princess were to get wind of the fact that not only did she not finish her task, and instead told her such grand and ridiculous lies…
Su Lingsheng really wanted to cry. Truly and actually cry. She used an almost pleading gaze to look at Lei Min, begging him to find a way to turn things around.
Right now at this moment, Lei Min also had nothing left up his sleeves.
If it had been anybody else who had come forward as a witness, then they could have found any number of excuses to refute, but… The one who came forward this time and acted as a witness for Ji Fengyan was just so coincidentally the one and only person that they couldn’t discredit!
The young master of the mysterious merchant group, Gong Zhengyu. Even for somebody on the level of the Eldest Princess, she still instructed them to absolutely not be discourteous to anybody in the merchant group.
No matter how ignorant Lei Min might be, he still understood that it was likely that Gong Zhengyu’s status wasn’t so simple.
Why was it that such a person would just so happen to want to stand up and speak for Ji Fengyan?!
“Why are the two of you not speaking anymore?” Gong Zhengyu asked with a chuckle, his warm eyes sweeping over Su Lingsheng and Lei Min’s pale faces.
Su Lingsheng clenched her teeth, but didn’t dare to utter another word. She had planned for everything, yet Gong Zhengyu’s appearance here was the only thing that she didn’t plan for.
Zhan Fei’s face turned more and more ugly, scaring Su Lingsheng so much that she trembled in fright. She couldn’t worry about responding to Gong Zhengyu anymore, and instead looked on nervously at a frowning Zhan Fei. “Lord Zhan, this…”
“You don’t need to say anything else.” Zhan Fei barked darkly, his tone already starting to fray.
Su Lingsheng’s heart skipped a beat as sweat started to pour down from her forehead.
Lei Min also secretly clenched his fists.
Zhan Fei swept a glance over the sweating Su Lingsheng before coldly saying, “I don’t care about how the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection came about. The Eldest Princess only gave me one task and it is the only task!”