Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
When the second prince saw Xue Meng’s figure, he couldn’t help but shake his head and sigh, “A smile from a beauty is worth thousands of gold.”
At this moment, the woman on the stage opened another envelope.
She audibly gulped down her saliva, before shouting loudly, “Number 15, Su Wen, 300,000 taels!”
There was silence, followed by a buzz of discussion.
“What a good fellow! Su Wen has so much money?”
“He’s Su Changqing’s son after all.”
“But that’s too much, isn’t it? Do you really not treat money as money?”
Discussions broke out.
[Ding-dong. Congratulations on Host causing astonishment from Lu Wenyuan. +10 Emotional Value]
[Ding-dong. Congratulations on Host causing astonishment from Zhou Xiaoxiao. +15 Emotional Value]
The entire area fell into shock and astonishment when this sum was read out.
Firstly, the amount was too high.
Xue Meng’s 100,000 taels had already shocked everyone, but Su Wen was even more ruthless.
Secondly, it was because of Su Wen’s identity as the son of Su Changqing.
Su Wen was overjoyed. The Emotional Value did not increase by much each time, but the quantity more than made up for it.
There were about a few hundred people at the scene. In just a short while, Su Wen’s Emotional Value had increased by 4,800 points!
This was unprecedented.
Su Wen suddenly came to a realization. Previously, he had always thought of ways to create strong emotional fluctuations in a single person to obtain more Emotional Values. However, no matter how hard he worked, there was a limit to how much Emotional Value he could extract from an individual.
But under the current circumstances, things seemed to become very simple!
On the other side, Xue Meng frowned.
He had thrown out 100,000 taels and thought that no one would have more. He did not expect Su Wen to throw out 300,000 taels in one go!
It was beyond his expectations.
At this moment, the announcements on the stage had ended. No one else had given a greater sum than Su Wen.
Su Wen had an insurmountable lead.
The woman on the stage said with a smile, “Now that the top 20 lords have been selected, we’re about to enter the second round. Our second round is called Beauty’s Smile. The lords in the top 20 will have an hour to prepare the gifts. In the end, our Miss Cui Yumian will choose the most desirable five. But this time, the gifts that have not been selected will be returned.”
Su Wen thought about it, before calling a maid over so as to pass a note over to He Ping’an.
At that moment, someone walked to the table.
It was Xue Meng. He cupped his hands and smiled. “Greetings, Brother Su.”
Unfortunately, Xue Meng did not recognize the second prince.
Su Wen looked up at him and asked, “What’s the matter?”
Xue Meng smiled and said, “To tell you the truth, I’ve been in love with Miss Cui for a long time, and we’ve been waiting for this day for the past three years. Moreover, I’ve already decided that I’ll redeem Miss Cui tomorrow, so I hope Young Master Su can be magnanimous and allow me to win.”
“Young Master Su, I’ll bear all the expenses for both of you today, including the 300,000 taels of silver banknotes you gave me last round. You don’t have to participate in this round, and I’ll give you another 300,000 taels of silver after this matter is completed!”
This fellow’s words were quite fitting. First, he talked about feelings, then he talked about benefits.
It was rather moving.
Unfortunately, Su Wen was not a reasonable person. He rolled his eyes and said in disdain, “Do you think I lack money? I’m not afraid to tell you that I’ve been in love with Miss Cui for almost an hour. After an hour, I can’t wait any longer! I’ve decided to sleep with her once before you redeem her. After that, I’ll give her 300,000 taels of dowry and allow her to marry you. What do you think?”
Xue Meng was furious and berated. “Su Wen, don’t go too far!”
Su Wen sneered. “Am I going too far? What kind of place do you think this is? This is a f*cking brothel. If you have money, you can try. If you don’t, you can scram! Do you think I have to make way for you when I have money?”
Xue Meng gave Su Wen a death glare.
[Ding-dong. Congratulations on Host triggering an intense anger from Xue Meng. +300 Emotional Value]
Good heavens, his temper was really bad. Su Wen had extorted a million taels from Zhao Rui, but the latter only gave him 200 points. However, just over a few words, this fellow had suddenly increased his emotional value by 300 points!
A big fish indeed.
Seeing Xue Meng staring at him with his eyes wide open, Su Wen provoked, “What are you looking at? If you continue staring, I will dig out your eyeballs and stomp on them!”
“Hur hur, Su Wen, let’s see what happens. You won’t win today!”
Xue Meng immediately left.
The second prince shook his head as he gazed at Xue Meng’s back, “Brother Su, must you be so cutting? This Xue Meng seems to be rather sincere, and he’s also a person who cares a lot about relationships. There’s no need for you to be like this even if you don’t agree to his request.”
Su Wen said with a smile, “Your Highness is still too green. This fellow came here to pull a bluff. What nonsense about two people being in love? There’s no such thing! He just wants to trick me into giving up so that he can spend less money and achieve his goal. The 300,000 taels that I sent him last round scared him!”
The second prince was astonished, and he hurriedly asked, “How did you know?”
Su Wen did not answer. He first wrote some words on the note before passing it to the maid waiting by the side. After instructing her to give it to He Ping’an, he then explained, “Your Highness, why don’t you think about how Cui Yumian looked when she went on stage just now?”
The second prince was taken aback. He had been stunned by Cui Yumian’s beauty prior and hadn’t paid much attention to it.
After carefully recalling, he said with uncertainty, “She seemed a little sad.”
Su Wen asked again, “Then where was Cui Yumian’s eyes placed?”
Zhao Rui interrupted, “Looking at me!”
The second prince raged, “Don’t spout nonsense! She’s clearly looking straight ahead!”
Su Wen said with a smile, “That’s it. If it’s really as Xue Meng said, Cui Yumian should be happy if she was in love and not sad. After all, with Xue Meng’s family background and strength, there’s a high chance that he will be able to buy her down today. Moreover, she should also be looking at Xue Meng. This is a sign of mutual affection.”
“Xue Meng saw that I offered 300,000 taels last round and knew that it wouldn’t be easy to take me down this time. That’s why he tried to use words to deceive me.”
As Su Wen spoke, he started to count.
“I threw out 300,000 taels in the first round, so I don’t think that many people will dare to participate in this round. After selecting the five this round, the next round should be the last. Moreover, there’s a high chance that it will be an auction or something like that. At that time, I’m afraid that we won’t even be able to win with a million taels of silver. If I had agreed to him earlier, Xue Meng would have just given us six hundred thousand taels of silver and he would have won easily. Not only would he have saved money, but also obtained the beauty. All the benefits would be his.”
Zhao Rui was shocked. “F*ck, this guy is so cunning! I was fooled by him too. I thought he really liked Cui Yumian!”
The second prince looked at Su Wen.
In his heart, he couldn’t help but change his opinion of Su Wen. “This guy is quite scheming and quick-witted. It’s a pity that he didn’t use it on the right path. He became a hedonistic son of a rich family. From the sound of it, a million taels of silver will be thrown onto this brothel girl today. What a pity, what a pity.”
Cui Yumian was very beautiful, but in the second prince’s eyes, spending a million silver taels to spend a night with her was too extravagant.
At this moment, Su Wen said, “Zhao Rui gave me a million taels of silver today. Even if I don’t spend it, my father will take it away when I return home. Instead of having that happen, why don’t I have a good time!”
Zhao Rui roared in his heart, “My family’s money, my family’s…”
The second prince cursed in his heart, “What a wastrel!”