"Gu Ling, you may have noticed this crippled spirit weapon first but you didn't want it then. You even threw it aside like it was a useless object! But now that I've noticed this crippled spirit weapon, you suddenly want it back. How can you go on in life with such shamelessness?"
Linlang blushed red with anger as she glared furiously at Gu Ling.
"Hehe," Gu Ling sneered and stared disdainfully at Linlang's flushed face. "Even if I were to let you have this crippled spirit weapon, what were you going to use to trade for it? Linlang, if you use your body to win my favor then perhaps I might be amenable to give this crippled spirit weapon to you."
There wasn't a single person who doesn't know the value of a crippled spirit weapon.
So, why would Gu Ling want to use a crippled spirit weapon to curry favor with a woman?
Once I have this woman's body, she'll be nothing but damaged goods, he thought maliciously. Would she still want the crippled spirit weapon? Dream on! Based on who she is, she certainly doesn't have the right to control this crippled spirit weapon!
"Gu Ling, you've overstepped the limit!"
The Dongfang Family disciples who had been watching the scene could not stand it any longer. They stood up and glared angrily at Gu Ling. If it weren't for the fact that they were not allowed to have personal scuffles before the Trials, they would certainly have beaten this b*stard to a pulp!
He had dared to devise plans on Linlang! He's completely disrespecting the Dongfang Family.
The members of the Gu Family stared back at the disciples of the Dongfang Family and took one step forward, glaring like tigers watching their prey.
Instantly, the atmosphere grew extremely intense as if the two parties were ready to fight at any minute.
The air had turned icy and every eye was fixed upon this direction, anticipating the fight. Suddenly, a calm voice sounded from behind the crowd, falling into each and every ear.
"Linlang, what are you all doing here? How goes your weapon selection?"
The expressions of Linlang and the rest shook upon hearing that voice, they turned to face its source.
The sunset glow poured down on the entire trade fair plaza.
Under the light of the setting sun, the young girl's fine hair shone with brilliance. She walked slowly towards the crowd while carrying a small cat in her arms. Her face shone with a calm light and her dark eyes were like black pools of water as they swept their gaze across the faces of the crowd, causing their hearts to tremble.
But what shocked the crowd most was the silver-haired man in red robes who walked by her side. He was so beautiful that he could overturn all living beings. However, the eyes of such an incomparably beautiful man were filled with a murderous bloodlust.
Taking no notice of the eyes of the crowd, Gu Ruoyun walked directly towards Linlang and asked, "If you've selected your weapons, then it's time for us to leave."
As she spoke, her gaze fell upon the sword in Linlang's hands.
This was a rapier. Its surface was slightly uneven but it emitted vague fluctuations of spiritual energy.
"Not a bad sword."
Gu Ruoyun praised sincerely. Honestly speaking, a crippled spirit weapon was not a spiritual weapon. Most crippled spirit weapons were either failures from the smelting process or were weapons which had lost their original spiritual energy. All that's been left was a nearly unnoticeable portion so it was easily discarded as a useless piece of metal.
She didn't expect Linlang to have such sharp eyes. She was actually able to pick out a crippled spirit weapon, Gu Ruoyun mused.
However, crippled spirit weapons no longer attract Gu Ruoyun's attention.
Hearing this, Linlang bit her lip and made no rebuttal.
Actually, Gu Ling was right, she thought. So what if I've found a crippled spirit weapon? Based on my fortune, I have nothing of worth to trade for this crippled spirit weapon.
She put the crippled spirit weapon back in its place at the thought of this and shook her head, "So what if the sword is good? At the end of the day, it does not suit me. Lady Gu, let's go."
"Hehe," Gu Ling glanced at Linlang and sneered, "Linlang, at least you're still clear of the situation. You understand that you have no way of obtaining this crippled spirit weapon. However, I stand by what I've said. As long as you're willing to give yourself to me, this crippled spirit weapon shall belong to you."