Evil Emperors Wild Consort
Chapter 131: Sky-high Prices at the Auction (4)
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He would never have imagined that the boss behind Hundred Herb Hall was a girl as young as this. It was also hard to imagine that she was the one who had organised the pill auction that had shocked the entire mainland.
That was because, she was far too young!
She was so young that it was hard to believe.
“You’re the boss of Hundred Herb Hall?” Ba Zhentian quickly recovered from his shock and asked in a tone full of suspicion.
Gu Ruoyun looked at Ba Zhentian, brimming with humour. Her fingers gently brushed the teacups on the table: “Elder Yu, pour some tea for our guest.”
“There’s no need.” Ba Zhentian made a halting gesture and asked directly, “Miss, let’s not beat around the bush. What business do you have with me?”
“Nothing much, I only admire Leader Ba’s character very much, so I want to help you out. Don’t you need the Beauty Rejuvenation Pill? I can give one to you for free.”
Ba Zhentian widened his eyes in shock. He looked at Gu Ruoyun in disbelief.
What did she just say? She could give him a Beauty Rejuvenation Pill for free? Was he dreaming? Also, what motives did she have in doing so?
“Miss, you’re a merchant. Merchants will never let themselves incur losses. I want to know what this free pill is really about.”
Seeing the doubt in Ba Zhentian’s eyes, Gu Ruoyun smiled.
She had her own motives, of course. Ba Zhentian was someone from Heaven City. If she entered Heaven City in the future, she might need his help then. She could easily refine another batch of Beauty Rejuvenation Pills, so it was worth exchanging a single pill she didn’t need for a big favour!
Of course, before investigating Xia Linyu’s identity clearly, she would not reveal her motives.
“Leader Ba, you’re thinking too much. I’ve only heard of your dedication to your wife. Thus, this pill isn’t for you, but for your wife! Everyone might say that Ba Zhentian is weak, being so scared of a woman, but as the leader of the underground power in Heaven City, how could you really be scared of a weak woman? If there’s no love, then where would fear come from? Even outsiders would be touched by such deep feelings. If it weren’t for this, I wouldn’t want to give you this pill either.”
Hearing so, Ba Zhentian’s expression softened.
Everyone took him for a coward and a weakling, but it was only this girl before him who really understood why he held such fear.
It was because of the strength of his love, that he would willingly become a henpecked husband.
“Miss, you’ve said it very well. I do love my wife a lot. She has been with me since I was a nobody and we have been through life and death together. However, now that my career is finally at its peak, she has already become an old woman. Adding on the idle talk from outsiders, she has lost her confidence. I want to get the Beauty Rejuvenation Pill, not because I like young and pretty women, but because I want her to regain confidence in herself.”
It was only when he talked about his wife that Ba Zhentian’s eyes were full of warmth.
Gu Ruoyun smiled: “Leader Ba, I can give you the Beauty Rejuvenation Pill, but do you really think that she would recover her self-confidence with just the pill alone? The only one who can help her is you, Leader Ba. You can use your own actions to show her that she’s the woman you love the most in this lifetime, regardless of whether she’s as beautiful as a fairy or an old woman.”
Those words rang like a bell in his mind. Ba Zhentian abruptly came to a realisation.
That’s right, although he still spoiled her, he was too busy with work most of the time. If someone whispered unpleasant things in her ears, he wouldn’t be able to handle it immediately, thus causing her to become less and less confident in herself…