Chapter 494 - The Miracle Doctor Guan Medicine Company
If an item sold well in the auction, the host would contact the provider in the case that there might be more than just one, asking if there were more or if there was anything similar to put up for auction.
Haitian calling Fatty Lai, as a result, wasn't very surprising.
"Mr. Lai, this Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing is quite popular. I wonder if there are more similar treasures in your possession? You've heard the audience's reaction too, Mr. Lai. There are guests that haven't had a chance to bid," Haitian said amiably.
He didn't used to put a lot of value on Fatty Lai, but now he thought much more highly of Fatty Lai.
"I'm sorry, Mister Yu, but currently I only have three. It's impossible to bring out a fourth one this auction," Fatty Lai apologized.
"I see. What a pity." Haitian sighed. "Looks like I'll have to go onstage to explain."
"Perhaps I could be the one to do that. It'd be good timing to explain why the pill is so rare," Fatty Lai said.
"That works; thank you, Mister Lai!" It saved Haitian a lot of trouble if Fatty Lai went onstage himself, otherwise people would be coming to him for the pill. He might be the one in charge of the auction, but there was no way he could put out more Pills of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing. Placing this responsibility on Fatty Lai's shoulders was nothing short of perfect!
After hanging up, Fatty Lai moved his large frame onto the stage as the audience watched, puzzled.
"Good evening, everyone. I'm the representative of the Miracle Doctor Guan Company. Allow me to extend to you my deepest apologies!" Fatty Lai said to the audience, mic in hand.
"What?!" Everyone listening widened their eyes at Fatty Lai. This man was part of the Miracle Doctor Guan Company? Why was he fighting in the bidding earlier? Was he buying what he was selling to raise the price?
A lot of the guests started frowning, not very pleased with Fatty Lai's actions. After all, it wasn't a very nice thing that he did.
There wasn't anything wrong with it on paper, since everyone at the auction knew the rules, that House Yu took a percentage of the profit.
What Fatty Lai did, however, was still damaging to his name.
The most pissed off was none other than MIracle Doctor Kang. Tianyi's bid was considered very low, so he wasn't too affected by the reveal, but Miracle Doctor Kang, on the other hand…
He'd spent 430 million! That was the vast majority of all movable funds House Kang had! Fatty Lai had played them!
"This Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing is made with constituents that are extremely rare. The refining process itself is very complicated as well, and it took Professor Guan Xuemin almost a year to create five of the pills. We've offered three for auction!" Fatty Lai said, shaking his head.
Fatty Lai's words balanced the audience's emotions a little. One year for five pills, and on top of that, rare constituents. The pill must be a truly priceless treasure.
If it was said that Miracle Doctor Kang was the one who made the pill, people would most likely doubt it. Xuemin, on the other hand, had credibility to the houses of power. He was a miracle doctor himself, in the first place.
But weren't there two more pills? Where had those gone?
"Of the remaining two pills, one was given to a partner of the Miracle Doctor Guan Company, which he brought to Miracle Doctor Kang's birthday party as a gift for Miracle Doctor Kang. The other pill, however, has already been consumed by my father!" Fatty Lai bullshitted as he created a false origin. Naturally, he wouldn't tell anyone that the pill his father took was actually the one meant for Miracle Doctor Kang.
"Ah!" Everyone who knew Fatty Lai finally understood why his father recovered so quickly. The man was a uremia patient inches away from death and was now alive and walking, healthy as ever!
These people had heavy hearts as they regretted their actions. Why didn't they make a move earlier? There were only five pills, and there was nothing left!
Of course, the one taking this the hardest was none other than Miracle Doctor Kang, whose old face burned with embarrassment!
He'd just told Xiao Ji that the pill was a long-lost ancient medicine, but it turned out Xuemin had refined and created it!
On top of that, Miracle Doctor Kang was given one pill himself during his birthday party! And here he was, shamelessly calling the pill a long-lost unique item!
But Xiao Ji didn't say anything. He was looking down on Miracle Doctor Kang a little, but he was now on the Kangs' side. MIracle Doctor Kang's humiliations didn't give them any relief.
But what Fatty Lai said next made Miracle Doctor Kang feel a little better. "So the three pills were the only available ones! I may be the acting chairman of the Miracle Doctor Guan Company, but it doesn't give me the right to own a pill for myself. It was because I was aware of the effects the pill had that I joined in the bidding as well! I couldn't help myself! It's a pity I didn't manage to make the purchase."
The audience started murmuring in understanding. So Fatty Lai genuinely coveted the pills. He wasn't trying to raise the prices or anything. They may not have wanted it before, but he did!
As for why Fatty Lai was so relentless in his bidding, the reason was simple: He knew firsthand just what the treasure was worth.
"But I'll go discuss this with Professor Guan when I get back. I'll see if we have anything to offer for auction on the third day!" With that, Fatty Lai gave everyone a bow. "Thank you all for your interest and love in the Miracle Doctor Guan Company. Our products will be listed on the market shortly after the auction!"
With that, Fatty Lai left the stage as everyone started discussing the third day items that Fatty Lai mentioned, their interest intense as they wondered just what kind of surprises the company would bring.
Guan Xuemin's name had always been a bright topic among the billionaires and powerful houses. His reputation and skill were very much legendary.
But the man wasn't a particularly social person, and it was very difficult to get close with them even if they managed to associate with the person.
No one had expected Xuemin to start a company with someone. Was this a competition against the Miracle Doctor Kang Company? Or was the professor finally interested in making money?
No matter the case, everyone would welcome the new company if it provided quality medicine. This Pill of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing, for example!
People had already been wondering if this pill and company were connected to Professor Guan, but now that Fatty Lai had confirmed it, there was no longer any trace of doubt. All that remained was regret. After all, Miracle Doctor Guan was a man with very strong principles, a just man. He would never lie.
Chapter 495 - Meeting An Old Acquaintance
Fatty Lai's speech was cunning. In actuality, he hadn't made anything clear at all. Would there be Pills of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing in the future? When would there be pills? He hadn't addressed these problems, leaving the items he planned on adding to the third day unclear as well. He hadn't even confirmed that anything was even going to be there on the third day!
But that was the exact sort of attitude that excited the audience. They looked forward to the mysterious. People always worked their imaginations when things were murky.
"Good speech that didn't say anything at all." Lin Yi smiled at Fatty Lai as he walked down.
"Heh heh, that's right. This isn't something we can just let the world know; it's a trade secret!" Fatty Lai smiled back. "But, Boss, what do you think we should sell for the third auction? Are we preparing to sell anything?"
"Prepare what?" Lin Yi didn't have anything prepared, but he could if he wanted to. He still had time.
"I heard that Miracle Doctor Kang is about to auction some special edition Golden Creation Medicine tomorrow. They say it has healing effects more effective and faster than the regular one." Fatty Lai said. "Maybe we can buy some special edition Golden Creation too? We've pissed him off enough anyway, and we'll be competitors once our medicine gets listed. No need to avoid crossing them or anything right now."
"Hm?" Miracle Doctor Kang having special Golden Creation Medicine to auction caught Lin Yi's interest. "Let me think, see if I can come up with something. Maybe I can make something better than his stuff."
"That's great, that's great, Boss!" Fatty Lai nodded. "That's true, it'd be pointless if we're the same as them, it'd look like we're copying him!"
The auction items that followed were less special.
Of course, that was relative to the sort of stage they were on. These were items considered to be top-tier treasures in any regular auction.
But people here were veterans of this world, and they weren't too surprised at the items coming out.
The bids weren't going higher than the bids for the Pills of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing. They weren't even one-tenth of it!
Lin Yi lost interest, so Fatty Lai left his seat. He went backstage to handle the procedures for the three pills he'd sold, subtracting the money they'd spent on the goatskin map. Everything else was deposited into Fatty Lai's bank account.
After finishing the procedures, Fatty Lai brought the goatskin map back to Lin Yi.
He took a look at it and folded it back up. This wasn't the place to investigate the map. In fact, he wasn't even planning on looking into it at the first place, at least not now. He didn't have the time.
Along with the one back home, Lin Yi only had two map pieces. He didn't know how big the map was in its entirety, or how many pieces it'd been split into, but the certainty was that two pieces didn't have much practical use.
So Lin Yi got Fatty Lai to purchase the map simply to sate the bit of explorer's curiosity he had. He wasn't expecting this map to really bring him anything. It was more of a whim.
The auction ended shortly, and no other auction item received the same sort of response as the Pills of Life Extension and Toxin Cleansing. People made their bids and things wrapped up quickly.
The first day wasn't supposed to be very special in the first place. That was how it had always been. This year's pill was a very special exception.
Lin Yi, Fatty Lai, and Guan Xuemin got up to leave the auction hall when they saw Miracle Doctor Kang looking their way, his face visibly freezing upon sighting Lin Yi and Xuemin.
Lin Yi nodded, giving the doctor a smile.
Miracle Doctor Kang had long since suspected Lin Yi of being something like an inheritor of a powerful family, so seeing him together with Fatty Lai and Xuemin put a frown on his face. He didn't think much of it.
As far as he knew, Lin Yi and Fatty Lai were the driving force behind Xuemin's sudden desire to join the business world.
The investor was probably Fatty Lai. Lin Yi should have some shares as well, but Miracle Doctor Kang didn't care much about that. The person he was keeping an eye out for was Fatty Lai. The man was a veteran businessman.
"Lin Yi!" Xiaoxiao couldn't believe her eyes. She rubbed them to make sure who she really saw was, in fact, Lin Yi. She ran over and cried out excitedly.
Lin Yi turned around to look at Xiaoxiao, surprised as well, not quite understanding why he was seeing Xiaoxiao here.
Did she follow him here? Lin Yi couldn't bring himself to believe that. He hadn't even seen her shadow when boarding the plane! This could only be a coincidence, so Lin Yi smiled bitterly. "Why are you here?"
"Yeah, why are you here?" Xiaoxiao said at the same time.
"Just taking a look with my friends." Lin Yi smiled. "Well, I have something to do, so see ya."
Lin Yi avoided Xiaoxiao. He didn't want to get too close to the girl. Her thought process was quite weird, and he didn't want anything to do with her.
"Will you come tomorrow too? Do you want to sit together?" Xiaoxiao was quite troubled with Lin Yi's attitude towards her. Why in the world was he so cold? She had her face look excited anyway as she puppy-eyed Lin Yi.
"Let's talk about it tomorrow." Lin Yi brushed her off, not wanting to deal with her right now.
"Alright, I'll come look for you tomorrow then!" Xiaoxiao said, remembering that her father was waiting for her. She shouldn't be talking to Lin Yi for too long.
Meeting Lin Yi here did excite her, for some reason. She didn't quite understand why.
Was it the feeling of meeting an old acquaintance in an unfamiliar city? Or was it another way for her to attack Tang Yin, a way to make Lin Yi fall in love with her? Or… was she just too bored?
Just then, Wu Gonggao and Wu Chentian walked over quickly.
Having learned that Xuemin was the one who refined the pill, Gonggao wanted to come talk to Xuemin and see if he could get himself another pill.
"Professor Guan, it's been a while! I've missed you!" Gonggao looked quite the martial artist in his long robes. He cupped his fists and greeted Xuemin.
"Haha, Elder Wu, how are you doing?" Xuemin nodded to Gonggao to greet him. He'd performed acupuncture on him before, and while the two were no strangers, he didn't act overly friendly.
Xuemin had always been very neutral towards these houses, never getting too close with a particular house, even if that house was the Yu Family, or the Wus.
"All thanks to you, Professor! I'm still feeling rather tough, but my old wounds from my youth do still need your help, Miracle Doctor Guan, when you have the time for an acupuncture session!" Gonggao said very politely.
He might be a mystic class master, but even so, he paid Xuemin great respect. After all, this was a renowned miracle doctor, a godly figure!Chapter Notes:
So guys, Willie and I are going on a trip July 11th to July 21st... There won't be any chapters those ten days! Haha
Here's SPSF's Synopsis:
Yang Ming is an underachiever in high school. He skips class to shoot pool, cheats on his exams and gets into fights. A twist and turn of fate and luck and he obtains some high-tech contact lenses that give him superpowers and dramatically change his life.
As his journey unfolds, he battles against society's big guns and attempts to bring justice into an unjust world. Along the way, he has many interesting and romantic encounters with the ladies who are charmed by his character.
How will he use his superpowers?
Will he be able to overcome evil and bring justice to the world?
Who will he choose to be with in the end?