Chapter 526 - The Same Auction Item
"What's wrong? You guys don't trust us? Fatty Lai wondered after seeing their expressions.
"It's not that we don't trust you…." Haitian smiled wryly. "We're just blown away, that's all!"
"Ohh, is that so." Fatty Lai truly thought they were blown away by the effect of their special edition injury medicine, not because of the coincidence. "There's twenty bottles. Make the base bid price 500,000, please. Mr. Yu, you can handle the rest right?"
"Twenty bottles? Do you have the stock on hand?" Haitian's eyes widened. Shock crossed his face.
"…Yes…" Fatty Lai almost threw a tantrum and unleashed his fury on Haitian. But he refrained from doing so because House Yu was powerful, and he didn't do anything improper. Just the way he doubted them frustrated him.
"Uncle, what do you think?" Haitian was troubled and faced Shuixing for help.
"Hehe, let's put it in the auction for tomorrow!" Shuixing smiled. "I think this medicine will cause a craze. 500,000 is too low, make it 1 million."
"OK!" Haitian listened to his uncle's decision and didn't say more.
Fatty Lai did not see that coming. 1 million as the base bid price was good as long as it could be sold at a higher price. He placed the suitcase he was carrying on the table and said, "Here's the special edition injury medicine. Please have a look and examine it, Mr. Yu. The description is written inside."
Haitian was perplexed as he opened the suitcase. Were these supposed to be the special edition injury medicine? These lousy white plastic bottles… why did they look the same as the small bottles that contained spices?
"Th-This is the special edition?" Haitian couldn't hold back the question in.
"Hehe, it was prepared last minute, so there was no time for packaging." Fatty Lai smiled.
Haitian went speechless, but he still trusted Fatty Lai. The medicine should be effective. After giving it some thought, he nodded. "OK, I'll go register this item."
After chatting a little more with Fatty Lai, Xuemin, Fatty Lai and Lin Yi left the auction hall. Shuixing knew that he should get closer with people like Xuemin.
Besides, Miracle Doctor Guan's medical company only produced extraordinary items!
After sending off Xuemin, Shuixing wanted to burst into laughter as he recalled that Miracle Doctor Kang wanted to use his Skin Beautifying Golden Creation to become a noble house! Normally, it would be more than enough! But, since Miracle Doctor Guan himself took out the same items, which were available at present, it made Miracle Doctor Kang's 100 presale items seem like no big deal!
If Miracle Doctor Kang found out, he would surely break down into tears. He wanted to use the Skin Beautifying Golden Creation to connect with the other houses, but little did he know that Miracle Doctor Guan had the medicines available and ready to sell already. Who would want to buy his presale medicine?
"Uncle, today was a complicated day!" Haitian gave a sigh of relief.
"Hehe, it wasn't that complicated. It's just that House Kang isn't qualified to become a noble house now," Shuixing said. "House Kang's last resort was nothing in the face of Miracle Doctor Guan!"
"I know, right? Then should we still put the Skin Beautifying Golden Creation in the auction tonight?" Haitian asked.
"Of course, why not?" Shuixing smiled. "It doesn't affect anything. We'll just let others buy it, whoever wants it."
"True, we're just helping them sell things in the auction; it's not our fault if no one wants to buy." Haitian nodded.
The second auction started that night.
Xiaoxiao called Lin Yi early in the morning, but Lin Yi didn't have time to talk long, so he just asked about the whereabouts of Tianlong. After learning that Tianlong hadn't returned home yet, he rejected Xiaoxiao's invitation.
However, in the auction hall, it was impossible to avoid Xiaoxiao.
"Lin Yi!" Xiaoxiao was holding two drinks in her hand and ran over to Lin Yi, blushing as she remembered what happened yesterday.
"Nothing's gone wrong, has it?" Lin Yi took the drink from Xiaoxiao's hand. He had a weird relationship with Xiaoxiao, and Tianlong was involved too, which gave him a headache.
"Oh, I'm fine." Xiaoxiao shook her head shyly, in huge contrast to her previous behavior.
Lin Yi was helpless against Xiaoxiao's behavior. It could not be denied that he was a little moved by Xiaoxiao, but it was lust, not love.
Lin Yi thought that Xiaoxiao's condition was bizarre. This was his first time witnessing such a mysterious disease.
"Xiaoxiao, we used to have some bad blood, but since I saved you yesterday…" Lin Yi went silent for a while and added, "I think we're even, right?"
"Ah?" Xiaoxiao was taken aback. But she soon understood what he meant. Lin Yi hoped that she would stop seeking revenge. But did she… still want the revenge?
If Lin Yi didn't mention it, Xiaoxiao wouldn't have felt it. But since he had mentioned it, Xiaoxiao felt she didn't hate Lin Yi that much anymore. The anger was disappearing; she didn't want revenge anymore. It was complicated and she felt a mix of emotions.
Lin Yi had seen her naked, but he didn't show any signs. Was he leaving it at that?
"We'd already resolved the problems between us, hadn't we? Xiaoxiao decided and looked at Lin Yi strangely.
"Xiaoxiao, be honest with me, what do you want?" Lin Yi was unaffected by Xiaoxiao's innocence.
"I… I like you, I-I want to be with you, nothing else…." Xiaoxiao looked at Lin Yi, hurt. "You wouldn't not take responsibility, right…."
Lin Yi was speechless. He knew the best way to resolve it was to ignore her, since continuing the conversation wouldn't lead to a conclusion.
Xiaoxiao wasn't angry at Lin Yi ignoring her. She just flipped through the auction's catalog.
The lights dimmed and two spotlights shined on the auction stage as Haitian walked out from the back and bowed gracefully. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the second day of the second auction!"
Lin Yi showed no interest in most of the auction items. The items were antiques, celebrity dating vouchers, and some treasures.
Finally, the box that Lin Yi was interested came up. The drowsy Fatty Lai sat bolt upright with a thud.
Lin Yi thought it was funny. Fatty Lai really was an outstanding man. This worked too?
"Hey, Boss, watch this. It shouldn't be a problem if no one's fighting for it!" Fatty Lai guaranteed as he puffed out his chest.
Chapter 527 - Swindling People
Although the auction was going on, there wasn't any pandemonium like the previous day. The auction items weren't cheap, but it wasn't chaotic or heated. They gave up instantly after learning that many were fighting for that item.
Because there was no point in making another enemy by fighting for the auction items.
"These people are filthy rich!" As Xiaoxiao listened to the exorbitant bids, she clicked her tongue. "If they could spare me some money, I could buy a Ferrari!"
"Didn't you get enough from Chengtian yesterday?" Lin Yi replied and smirked.
"Hehe, he deserved it!" Xiaoxiao said with a straight face. "I haven't gotten enough from him! Not beating him up was a mercy! Eh? Right, Lin Yi, why are you here? You and them…"
Xiaoxiao didn't give it much thought earlier, but she just realized that Fatty Lai was calling Lin Yi boss. She raised her eyebrows and widened her eyes. "You're that fatty's boss?"
Lin Yi sweated a little as he went speechless. He forgot that Xiaoxiao was around and didn't have Fatty Lai refrain from calling him boss in public.
"This fatty is the CEO of a medicine company. He knows that I'm a good fighter, so he wants to be my lackey," Lin Yi said.
"Oh, is that so? Is he rich?" Xiaoxiao grinned at Fatty Lai like a Cheshire cat. "Hey, fatty, I'm your boss's girlfriend, shouldn't you be giving me some gifts?"
"Eh?" Fatty Lai's eyes went wide and he looked at Lin Yi in uncertainty.
"Ignore her, she's crazy." Lin Yi waved his hand to tell him to ignore Xiaoxiao.
Fatty Lai laughed dryly and turned back. Fatty Lai was wondering who this Xiaoxiao was and their relationship was.
"Really? He seems to listen to your every word. Do you have shares in that medicine company?" Xiaoxiao wasn't stupid. She knew that Fatty Lai wouldn't follow Lin Yi around just because he was a good fighter. That was impossible.
Lin Yi didn't bother replying to her and turned his attention to the auction, because the next auction item was the millenium snow lotus. However, his focus wasn't on the herb, it was on the box containing the herb.
"Tsk! Fine!" Xiaoxiao was resentful and wondered why Lin Yi was treating her so badly. She didn't think that she was inferior to Tang Yin in the slightest.
"The next item is the… millenium snow lotus!" The auctioneer brought out a delicate box and spoke, "I believe that most of our friends here have a good idea on how to use the millenium snow lotus. Not much of an introduction is needed! This is an ultra rare herb; a century is already very rare, but this is a millenium snow lotus! It was found in a cavern with this box containing it. Experts have proved that this is the real deal, passed down for at least a thousand years…."
The auctioneer was trying hard to sell the item. Although it was written in the description of the item, the auctioneer still had to introduce the item.
"We shall start with 5 million!" the auctioneer announced.
The auction hall went silent. No response was given, because most of them had heard of the herb but none of them would actually spend 5 million without knowing the actual use of the herb.
The crowd was just watching until someone made a bid.
"6 million!" Guifeng raised his paddle. The price wasn't too high or low because he knew that no one would actually fight for it.
When Fatty Lai was about to raise his paddle, he saw Guifeng's hand and froze. But he understood that House Kang was also operating a medicine company. It was completely normal for them to buy that herb. It was just that he wasn't sure if House Kang was out to win at all costs.
"8 million." Fatty Lai raised his paddle.
The crowd focused on Fatty Lai right after he raised his paddle. They weren't fascinated by the amount of money he was bidding but the fight between Guifeng and him.
They were fighting for the Pill of Life Extension and Toxic Cleansing yesterday, and today they battled again, this time for the millenium snow lotus. No one was interested in joining the fight!
The crowd knew they shouldn't cross either of the houses, especially Fatty Lai. He was standing right in front of Xuemin, and who had the balls to cross Xuemin? Only an idiot would look for trouble.
In addition, they didn't know how to use the millenium snow lotus properly, so there was no point in joining the fight.
"10 million!" Guifeng looked gloomy. He had thought that he could bid six million to purchase the herb, but Fatty Lai came and sabotaged his plan. He had no choice but to bid ten million!
"15 million!" Fatty Lai didn't wait for Guifeng's echo to render and started shouting a higher bid.
"Fucker!" Guifeng's face went as red as a pig's liver and he cursed under his breath. "Dad, Fatty Lai is obviously opposing us! They swindled us dry yesterday; it might be the same today!"
For Guifeng to have that thought was inevitable. They were in the same business, after all. They were born to become enemies.
"We must get this herb at all costs! I don't care if he's trolling us or not, we mustn't give up." Miracle Doctor Kang looked sullen too. They had to obtain the herb or else the upgrade would be fruitless.
"20 million!" Guifeng wanted to make Fatty Lai give up.
"25 million!" Fatty Lai didn't seem to get any damage from the increase as he escalated to a higher bid.
"30 million!" Guifeng snapped.
"50 million!" Fatty Lai said nonchalantly.
Guifeng exploded. What was the deal with Fatty Lai? There's only two of us fighting for it, and you suddenly increased your bid by 20 million. Are you too rich or are you trying to make me give up?
"55 million!" Guifeng said after looking at his father, who gave him a nod.
"80 million." Fatty Lai remembered that Lin Yi had given him a maximum price for this item, and he didn't want to mess around with Guifeng any longer, so he offered the highest price for Guifeng to decide what he wanted to do.