Sima Xiu Qi coughed twice to remind them that this was a public place.
“Stop messing around!” Sima You Yue swatted his hand away, “How long will you be gone for?”
“I will go back to see the situation of the Phoenix Nirvana and at the sam time, ask someone to check if the Fire Rebirth is in the hands of the hidden clans. After that, I’ll be back. It shouldn’t take too long.” Wu Lingyu said.
“How about the side of the Devil Clan?”
“There’s nothing happening on that side so there’s no need for my presence at the moment.” Wu Lingyu said, “Wait for me, I will come to you soon.”
“Mm, alright.” Sima You Yue nodded.
“Let’s go in then.” Sima Xiu Qi didn’t like Wu Lingyu’s clinging to his granddaughter so he interrupted them abruptly.
Sima You Yue glared at Wu Lingyu, blaming him for being so negligent.
They came to the city gate to pay the entrance fee. Seeing that it was two top grade crystals per person, the entrance fee was really quite substantial.
When Sima Xiu Qi went to pay the entrance fees, Sima You Yue stood aside and looked around. She then saw a sign that said “Two top grade crystals for the admission for one person, or a hundred jin of tangerines.”
Her sudden laughter attracted the ire of many angry gazes.
“Cough cough…” She calmed her emotions and said, “Can you still use tangerines to replace the entrance fee?”
“Of course, it is clearly written on it.”
“One hundred jin per person?”
“That’s right. If it is top grade, the weight can be reduced in accordance. But if it is low grade, it is not allowed.”
“It’s a bargain.” Sima You Yue said, “Grandfather, let’s not use crystals, let’s use tangerines instead. A hundred jin of tangerines in place of two top grade crystals, it’s a bargain!”
“Where do we get the tangerines?”
With just a thought, baskets of tangerines appeared in front of everyone.
“Have a look, can we use these?” She said to the clerk who was in charge of collecting the entrance fee.
A steward came over. Over the years, he had seen a lot of tangerines with the City Lord. When the tangerines were placed in front of him, he could immediately ascertain the quality.
“Where are these tangerines from?!” He looked at Sima You Yue excitedly and asked.
With such a strong fragrance, such a beautiful color and such smooth skin, he knew at a glance that they were definitely the top among the top!
At least, he had never seen such good tangerines before.
“I bought it before. How about it, are these enough to cover our entrance fees?” Sima You Yue asked casually.
“Enough! Enough!” The steward nodded, there were at least a thousand jin of top grade tangerines here. With these, was he still afraid that he won’t be able to deal with the City Lord this month?
“That’s good then, can you please give us the pass?”
“Give it to them!” The steward waved his hand to the clerk, his eyes were stuck onto the tangerines and he could not pry his gaze away.
The staff on the side gave each of them a pass and Sima You Yue entered the city with her entourage. Not long after they entered the city, the steward caught up again.
“Young Lady! Young Lady!”
Sima You Yue stopped, looked back at him, and asked, “Is there anything?”
The steward cupped his hands respectfully and asked, “Young Lady, I would like to ask if you still have more tangerines? The City Lord Manor is willing to pay a high price for it.”
Sima You Yue looked at him panting, obviously he had chased them all the way.
Being on other people’s territory, it was good to establish a good relationship. Besides, there were a lot of tangerines in the Spirit Pagoda, so there was no harm in giving some to him.
However, she also didn’t want others to think that she was too eager and had any ulterior motives hence she asked him: “Well, since we’re in Tangerine City and your City Lord likes tangerines so much, we’ll sell you some. May I know how much are you looking at?”
“Three top grade crystals for one hundred jin, how does that sound?” The steward asked apprehensively.
In the past, there were some people who had tangerine spirit fruits and they asked for sky high prices blatantly, so he didn’t give that high a price as a start so that he could have some leeway to bargain with her.
But, he didn’t expect Sima You Yue to agree at once.
“Alright. How much do you want?”
Her question made the steward stunned.
What? Did that mean that she had a lot?
“Do you have a thousand jin?” The steward asked in a tensed and apprehensive manner.
Sima You Yue was stunned momentarily, in her heart, she muttered that this City Lord was really crazy about tangerines and could spend a few thousand top grade crystals so easily.
“Yes.” With the wave of her hand, ten baskets of tangerines appeared in front of the steward.
The steward saw the ten baskets of tangerines and his eyes sparkled. He then hurriedly took out three thousand top grade crystals and gave them to Sima You Yue before putting away all the tangerines.
He was in a good mood today and the more he looked, the more Sima You Yue became pleasing to his eyes. He then asked, “May I know what brings you to our Tangerine City?”
“Oh, we are here to take a spatial ship.” Sima You Yue replied.
“Oh? A spatial ship? Where are you headed to then?”
“The sixty-fourth state.”
“Unfortunately, there’s no spatial ship for you to take today.” The steward reminded them kindly.
“Why is that?” Sima You Yue asked.
“There aren’t many spatial ships now, so it will take two days for the next spatial ship to arrive.” The steward said, “If you want to take a spatial ship, you will have to wait until two days later.”
“How about the one going to the thirty-fifth state?”
“That would be sooner, in fact, a spatial ship will arrive today if that’s your destination. If you miss today’s, it would take another half a month for the next one to arrive.” The steward said.
“Half a month?” Sima You Yue glanced at Wu Lingyu, feeling a little depressed.
Sage Pavilion was rather urgent when they summoned him. If he were to wait another fifteen days, adding on any delay on the way, Wu Lingyu would definitely be blamed for returning to the Sage Pavilion late.
“Why don’t you go first? Anyway, we will leave after two days.” Sima You Yue said with a tinge of reluctance.
Wu Lingyu thought for a while, and said, “I’ll go early and return early.”
“Alright!” Sima You Yue nodded gently, “I’ll be waiting for you.”
Although he was reluctant to go, he still hoped that he would go to Sage Pavilion as soon as possible to find out the news of the Phoenix Nirvana.
“There is still some distance to the spatial platform from here, it is better to let my people send you there!”
“There is no need, we’ve been here before, so we are not unfamiliar. Many thanks.” Sima Xiu Qi said.
“Yes, you must have other things to be busy with, we won’t bother you.” Sima You Yue also said politely.
“Alright then, goodbye!”
The steward had a treasure and wanted to go back to claim credit, so he didn’t stay any more and left hurriedly.
Sima You Yue looked at his anxious expression and had a rough idea of the character of this City Lord.
If she wasn’t wrong, she’ll most probably meet this City Lord before leaving here.
After Sima You Yue and the others sent Wu Lingyu away, they found an inn to stay for the next couple of days.
There were two days left and they didn’t want to spend it solely on waiting. Just as she thought, before she left, she did meet the City Lord- Lang Zhong.