Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Su Wen did not know that his marriage had been decided just like that.
At this moment, he had just arrived at the Drunken Immortal Pavilion.
This was the tallest restaurant in the capital, with seven floors in total. Anyone who could ascend to the top floor and take a look at the capital had to be be an influential official of the court!
And today, the seventh floor had already been reserved.
When Su Wen entered, a waiter immediately welcomed him.
Su Wen was a frequent visitor of this building.
“Young Master Su, you’re here. The guests are already waiting for you on the seventh floor.”
Su Wen nodded and went upstairs.
He Ping’an followed behind him. As long as they were out of the Prime Minister’s mansion, he would never leave Su Wen’s side.
Su Wen went up to the seventh floor, where two well-dressed youths were already waiting.
One of them was the Grand Prince’s son, Zhao Rui, while the other was his cousin, the current second prince.
Zhao Rui’s face was still bruised from He Ping’an’s attack.
When they saw Su Wen coming up, both of them stood up at the same time.
The Second Prince smiled. “Su Wen, come quickly! We’ve been waiting for a long time!”
Su Wen went forward and the three of them greeted each other. After that, the Second Prince smiled and said, “Su Wen, Zhao Rui is my younger brother. He didn’t know you last time and got into a conflict with you. This time, he made a special effort to apologize to you.”
Zhao Rui felt aggrieved. He was the one who was being beaten up, yet he still had to apologize!
The problem was that he could not afford to offend Su Changqing’s family.
Although the Grand Prince had the word ‘Prince’ in its title, his actual authority in the court was miniscule. They were not considered to be part of the Zhou Emperor’s inner circle.
He really did not dare to offend Su Changqing.
Thus, when he returned home and told the Grand Prince that he had been beaten up, not only did he not receive any support, he was even beaten up once more. Furthermore, the Grand Prince personally sought out the Second Prince to mediate the situation.
Just like that, he invited Su Wen to the Drunken Immortal Pavilion.
The three of them sat down. Zhao Rui raised his cup and said, “Brother Su, I was in the wrong last time. I failed to recognize Mount Tai. This little brother here apologizes.”
In reality, he was a year older than Su Wen. However, at this moment, he did not dare to be careless.
Su Wen smiled and said, “There’s no need for the Young Lord to be so polite. I have long forgiven the Young Lord. However, the last time I injured my ankle due to your hip hitting me, and the medical expenses were quite high. Young Lord, how do you intend to settle this?”
Zhao Rui’s face froze!
He recalled the scene from that day.
He had been shopping happily when he met a beggar who was walking unsteadily in front of him.
At that time, he was already displeased and scolded, “Get lost.”
However, the beggar seemed to be deaf and had no reaction at all.
Zhao Rui was furious and directly kicked the beggar away.
He scolded, “F*ck, how dare you block my way? Are you tired of living?”
But he did not expect that just as he finished speaking, he suddenly felt a strong force on his hips. Before he could look behind him, he toppled straight to the ground.
When he turned around, he saw Su Wen arrogantly saying, “F*ck, how dare you block this grandpa’s path? Are you tired of living?”
The same words, used against him. How arrogant was that?
Zhao Rui was after all a relative of the royal family, how could he tolerate this?
The two of them immediately started fighting!
In the end, Su Wen brought He Ping’an along and Zhao Rui was beaten up!
At this moment, Su Wen was asking for medical fees from him?
You were the one who hurt me!
What do you mean my hip hit your ankle? Is there any law? Is there any justice?’
Zhao Rui wanted to cry, but no tears could come out.
He could only turn towards the Second Prince for help.
The Second Prince remained silent for a bit before saying, “Su Wen, the medical fees shouldn’t cost much, right?”
Su Wen smiled and said, “Your Highness, you don’t know about this, but my father dotes on me the most. When he heard that my leg was injured, he fed me ten bottles of Snow Ginseng Jade Toad Pills and even bestowed upon me three bottles of Heaven Fey Blood to soak my leg. In the end, he even spent a huge sum of money to hire a personal disciple of the Jade God Sect to massage my leg. Tell me, how much money do you think this will cost?”
When Su Wen said this, he looked as if he was heartbroken. “It’s not easy for my father to embezzle money. As his son, how can I watch him spend money for nothing? I can’t be so lavish as to how I spend my father’s money. That would make me a prodigal son.”
Zhao Rui and the second prince’s jaws dropped.
This was too nonsensical. Could it be that Zhao Rui’s butt had some severe poison? Was it worth doing such a treatment?
The Snow Ginseng Jade Toad Pill and the Heaven Fey Blood were resources that cultivators yearned for in their dreams. How could he squander them like this?
However, Su Wen spoke in all seriousness.
At the same time, the Second Prince and Zhao Rui both had the same thought – Su Changqing might be trying to make use of this incident to extort a sum of money from them.
Everyone in the capital of Great Zhou knew of Su Changqing’s greed for money.
The Second Prince forced a smile on his face as he asked, “Then how much does Young Master Su think is suitable?”
Su Wen smiled and said, “It’s not much, just a million taels should be enough.”
As he spoke, he stared at Zhao Rui with a smile. It was obvious that he was waiting for Zhao Rui to express his stance!
Zhao Rui’s heart was bleeding. He hesitated, as he did not dare to make the decision for such a large sum of money.
Right at this moment, the Second Prince spoke up, “Alright, then it’s decided. Give him a few days’ grace, and he’ll send the money to your residence!”
The smile on Su Wen’s face widened as he raised his cup. “Then we’ll all be good brothers in the future! Don’t bully me again, Brother Zhao!”
Zhao Rui almost vomited blood. This was too much!
However, since the Second Prince had agreed on his behalf, Zhao Rui could only swallow his anger.
The three of them started drinking and chatting happily.
It was snowing heavily, but the three of them were seated at the top of the pavilion while drinking wine and enjoying themselves. This gave off a totally new type of atmosphere.
As they talked, the topic was brought to Yan Luoying.
After all, this was the hottest topic in all of Great Zhou.
Zhao Rui said, “That Yan Luoying is too ruthless. She killed 400,000 soldiers and civilians of the Yan Country. Not to mention women, even men don’t make such decisions. Her father, Yan Ze, has guarded the borders for so many years but even he has never done such a shocking thing.”
The Second Prince sighed, “That’s right. Yan Ze is a general of his generation, and she’s truly the daughter of a general. I heard that Yan Luoying is extremely beautiful, but it’s a pity that no one would dare to marry her.”
Su Wen smiled and said, “So what if she’s beautiful? Think about it, you’re lying next to someone who has killed hundreds of thousands of people. I’m afraid even if you wake up in the middle of the night, you would still have to touch your own head to make sure it’s still attached.”
Su Wen never thought that he would have any connection with Yan Luoying.
The second prince chuckled, “That’s right. In addition, I heard that Yan Luoying is already a Star Rank expert at such a young age. Even in the entire capital of Zhou, there aren’t many people who possess such talent. If her husband ever tries to argue with her, he might even get beat up instead. Wouldn’t that be a joke?”
At this moment, a person suddenly came up from the staircase. Su Wen frowned, as he recognized the person from the Su Residence.
That person cupped his hands at Su Wen and said, “Third Young Master, Old Master has summoned you back to the residence. He said he has something important to discuss.”
Su Wen thought about it. ‘Important matters? Why is my father looking for me? Could I have gotten into trouble again? Other than going to a few brothels and beating up a few young masters and losing some money, I don’t seem to have gotten into any big trouble.’
However, he had no intention of returning home immediately. Instead, he said, “Can’t you see that I’m drinking with the Second Prince right now? You go back first. I’ll be there later.”
According to convention, whenever Su Changqing was looking for him, nothing good would come out of it.
Su Wen planned to return home after drinking.
The door was helpless. This young master was used to being rebellious.
He pleaded, “Young Master, if you don’t go back, Master will punish me. You should go back and take a look.”
The Second Prince sighed, “Su Wen, the Prime Minister is looking for you. It might be an urgent matter. In my opinion, you should return first, don’t let the prime minister misunderstand.”
Zhao Rui also advised, “Brother Su, let’s go back first. Prime Minister Su’s matter is more important.”
Seeing the two of them persuading him repeatedly, Su Wen knew that even if he continued drinking, the two of them would definitely think of ways to get him home.
He stood up and said with a smile, “Alright then. However, I haven’t had a good time with the two of you today. I’ll be the host another day and invite the two of you to Hundred Flowers Pavilion. Let’s have a good time then.”
Of course, these were just words of courtesy.
Zhao Rui and the Second Prince did not take it seriously as well. The three of them chatted for a while before Su Wen left.
After he left, Zhao Rui looked at the Second Prince and wailed, “Royal Brother! You’re agreeing to this kid’s request just like that? That’s a million taels of silver!”
The second prince glared at Su Changqing and said, “If Su Changqing really makes a move, it’s hard to say whether or not your father will be able to keep his title of nobility. Do you think a million taels is that expensive? Do you think that kid would kick you for no reason? There are so many people on the streets, so why didn’t he kick someone else?
Your father had a close relationship with King Yu back then, and King Yu was a great enemy of my father. After he died, my father never pursued your father, but that doesn’t mean that he has forgotten about this matter! If he really decides to start a dispute, then your father won’t be able to win against Su Changqing. This one million taels of silver can be considered as spending money to avoid disaster!”
Zhao Rui was speechless.
Outside the door, Su Wen was already on the carriage.
He Ping’an drove the carriage towards the Prime Minister’s mansion.
[Ding-dong. Congratulations, Host has received 200 Points from Zhao Rui’s rage.]
Su Wen’s expression was calm as he looked at his personal attributes.
Host: Su Wen
Emotional Value: 1250 points
Cultivation: Star Rank 7th Grade
Cultivation Technique: Heaven & Earth Great Solar Sutra
Battle Technique: Jadebreak Fist (LV4) Layered Wave Saber (LV5)
Seeing that his Emotional Value had reached 1250, he tapped on the Jadebreak Fist option in the techniques column.
[Ding-dong. Does the Host wish to level up Jadebreak Fist? Emotional Value of 1,200 points is required!]
A golden light flashed, and information surged into Su Wen’s mind. He now had an even deeper understanding of the usage methods and combat applications of the Jadebreak Fist.
This was the golden finger he had obtained after transmigrating.
To put it simply, no matter what Su Wen did, as long as he triggered a strong emotional fluctuation, he would receive Emotional Value in the form of points.
It did not matter if the emotions were positive or negative.
The Emotional Value had many uses, able to exchange for heavenly materials, earthly treasures, elixirs, and even be used to improve one’s abilities.
However, it was not so easy to obtain emotional points. Firstly, only large emotional fluctuations would be detected by the system.
For example, ordinary feelings such as like, or feeling irked would not bring him much emotional value.
Furthermore, every time he leveled up, Su Wen would get a chance to draw the lottery.
There were good and bad items to be obtained from the lottery, and the best item Su Wen obtained was his Heaven & Earth Great Solar Sutra.
The corners of Su Wen’s lips curled up slightly in disdain. Yan Luoying? A twenty-year-old Star Rank genius?
If his true cultivation was exposed, he would immediately become the number one genius of Great Zhou.
Those cultivators who had reached Star Rank after breaking through Ordinary Rank 9th Grade could be considered to be accomplished in life. However, there was still the Earth Rank above the Star Rank. Only at this rank could one be considered an expert. Above the Earth Rank, there was still a higher tier, that was the Heaven Rank. That was a height that all cultivators dreamed of.
Star Rank. Earth Rank. Heaven Rank. Every rank would start from 1st Grade, with 9th Grade representing perfection in that rank. As for whether there existed a tier above the Heaven Rank, no one knew.
Any Heaven Rank would already be a force to be reckoned with.
There were also rumors in the capital that the Great Zhou Imperial Palace hosted an ancestor at the Heaven Rank.
On the other hand, Su Wen was only 18 years old, yet he was already a Star Rank 7th Grade cultivator. He could definitely be considered a top-notch genius.
Even in the major sects, it was extremely rare for someone to have such a cultivation at this age!
If this news were to spread, it would definitely shock the world.
“Third Young Master, we’re here.”
He Ping’an’s voice suddenly sounded from outside the carriage.