Slowly, Qin Wushuang walked down the hill and approached the crowd. He looked around and his eyes suddenly stopped looking at one particular place.
Among the crowd, number nineteen was indeed written on one of their robes. Tong Yao's little brother?
Such was the saying of how it was easy to find things when you were wearing iron shoes out in the hunting ground. Initially, Qin Wushuang had considered if he needed to spend some time to find this Nineteen. Unexpectedly, he had met him at this place.
Qin Wushuang crammed his way into the crowd and intentionally made some noise by pushing around others. He made those martial arts students look over at him. He wanted to test the reaction of this Number Nineteen and to see whether Tong Yao had revealed the plan to her little brother in the end.
Number Nineteen glanced at Qin Wushuang a little longer than usual. However, he did not seem to have any unusual reactions. Like the others, he turned his head and continued to look at that booth.
Obviously, those who dwelled before the booth were all observing. Or, they were waiting for other people to speak first. The first one to eat crab would always accompany risks.
Thus, no one was particularly dissatisfied when Qin Wushuang crammed his way up. All of them expected this new one to test the water.
At the moment, that Twenty-Five who set up the booth was worrying about how nobody was stepping forward. When he saw Qin Wushuang cramming his way up, it was as if he had seen his long-lost brother. Even Qin Wushuang could not withstand his overly exciting tone.
"What?" Instantly, Qin Wushuang was alerted when he saw his eagerness.
"Do you have any jade plates?" Number Twenty-Five rubbed his palms while bumming with delight, "One of my jade plates is imperative to you. Do you have any suitable ones?"
"Of course, if I don't, why would I bother to come up." Qin Wushuang pretended to be a thick-skinned guy and waved his hands around carefreely, "You too, stop with the suspense. Just show us the jade plates. Who doesn't know how to talk pretty words. We will only speak with the plates present; the rest are just bullshit."
That Twenty-Five also smiled apologetically: "Yes yes yes. You are right; we can only talk with jade plates at hand. However, dude, please understand my situation. I am only an average guy. Surely it would be very dangerous for me to carry a few jade plates. So I don't have them with me. But I promise, as long as you have the plates, the one I have will be your dream one!"
Qin Wushuang observed this guy's words and movements coldly. Gradually, he began to feel something was off. Hidden among his seemingly straightforward and honest attitude, this guy was also sly. Surely he would be a troublesome terrible character.
Don't be fooled by the sweet words he spoke as if he had wiped honey on the mouth. Inwardly, he must be a smiling tiger that was hypocritical and murderous. When dealing with such people, one must be more treacherous and savage than him.
Of course, Qin Wushuang did not care about such things. He only wanted to know if this guy truly had the jade plates he needed. That would be the crucial point.
Now, he was still concerned about the eighty points problem.
Apparently, that Twenty-Five was also observing Qin Wushuang when he saw his carefree look.
Swearing, Qin Wushuang appeared thick-skinned: "Sh**, why the hell are you setting up a booth when you don't even have the jade plates? You are just playing around us, right? Who doesn't know how to do a non-profit business?"
As he talked, he patted his chest exaggeratedly: "Come on, come on everyone. I have twenty jade plates. Whatever you wanted, I have it here. Just bring me the ones I need, and I will trade one with you and give you another one for free."
With an exaggerate tone, moving around and splattering his saliva everywhere had been enough to portray an impression of a wild and unintelligent man to others.
Those martial arts students could not help but feel amused by his actions. All of them jeered.
"That's right, without jade plates, no one will believe you if you only speak it."
"I think, just close your booth already, you don't even have the slightest sincerity!"
Qin Wushuang said proudly: "You see? Everyone thinks you are bluffing. How about it, get your jade plates if you truly have it. I will just wait for you here."
Depressed, Twenty-Five complained: "Brother, you are ruining my business. How about it, you should come with me to take it. However, you must make me believe that you do have the plate I need. Or else, I don't want to waste time and to bear unnecessary risk!"
"Going back and forth, you are still unwilling to suffer and just want to take the advantage. If I let you see the plate, what proof do you have that you have the jade plates?"
"If you don't believe it, then this exchange is off," Number Twenty-Five said with a dark face.
After another curse, Qin Wushuang finally said impatiently: "Then you should at least let me know which number exactly you have. You need to let me know whether it would be worth it to come with you! If it's only worth five points or whatever, then I would not waste my time on this trip."
Number Twenty-Five glanced across the entire scene as if he was observing something. After a moment, he said with a mysterious tone: "One of my jade plates will worth thirty points to you!"
"Yes," Twenty-Five said with a determined tone.
"Since it's six, then why were you looking around?"
"I was thinking of you. If the corresponding number forty-five martial arts student is here, then it's not appropriate for me to speak it. Since he is not here, I can just tell you."
Qin Wushuang felt he would not believe it and he became more cautious at heart. Anyone could see that this Number Twenty-Five before him was pretending to be weak to catch the enemy off guard.
Naturally, he also judged a number of lies in his words.
However, this guy's strength was his words contained lies, yet it also had truth. The strongest point was you could not judge which one of his words were true, and which one were lies.
Thus, at the moment, Qin Wushuang could not tell whether he did have the number six plate.
However, he would rather believe the truth rather than not.
Just in case, if this person did have the number six, wouldn't it be troublesome if he lost this chance? On the contrary, Qin Wushuang would also believe him if he was scheming something.
However, he was very confident. Even if this guy were plotting something, he would not be afraid. The so-called the more powerful you were, the more guts you would have. If this Twenty-Five intended to play tricks, of course, Qin Wushuang had ways to make sure that he would be dropping stones on own his feet.
Now, the difficult point was to judge whether he did have the jade plates.
When he saw that Qin Wushuang remained silent, that Twenty-Five thought he was hesitating. Thus, he pounced on the chance and said: "Regardless of whether you believe it or not, I will wait for you for two hours. If you are not there in two hours, I will end the exchange. Everyone should still use your real strength to get the jade plates."
As he said, he packed the simple and crude booth and turned around to leave. After taking a few steps, he suddenly remembered something and turned to speak: "There is a little streamlet when you walk fourteen or fifteen miles towards the west. After you went through it, there is a cave on the left side of the canyon. I will wait for you there."
After taking another few steps, he warned again as if he was not feeling reassured: "The rest of the non-related people should not come. Except if you have the plates I need. Or else, I will not appear."
Qin Wushuang only smiled and did not show his attitude. He allowed that person to leave. Since he already announced the location, he must look.
Regardless of the tricks he was playing, and whether he was telling the truth or not, he would not feel relieved if he did not at least check.
Those bystander martial arts students still felt somewhat disappointed when Twenty-Five left. They did not expect this guy left as he wanted. Initially, these people had thought to try it out. When Twenty-Five left, of course, they turned to look at Qin Wushuang.
"This Young Master, how many jade plates do you have?"
"Yes, how many do you have, why not let's all share it."
Qin Wushuang knew what these people were thinking. Apparently, his thick-skinned actions had already made these martial arts students become puzzled. These people thought he was an easy target and were all carrying the wrong ideas.
"Just you guys, got jade plates?" With a mocking tone, Qin Wushuang sneered lightly and looked down at these martial arts students.
"Of course we have the plates, I am just afraid that you don't have them."
"Why not, you take it out and show it to everyone first."
"That's right, don't be like that guy a moment ago, who only knows how to bluffing."
Such a stupid method of provocation, it would be incredibly weird if Qin Wushuang would step into this trap. He opened his mouth with a big smile and shouted: "Step aside if you don't have the plates. I don't have time to play with you guys. I am going to exchange it with Number Twenty-Five."
Before he had taken a few steps, another voice shouted from behind: "Please stop for a moment."
Without turning around to look, Qin Wushuang already knew the location of this sound. It was the place where number nineteen had stood. As such, it should be number nineteen who had told him to stop.
He turned around and indeed, it was number nineteen. With an earnest look, he whispered at Qin Wushuang: "Brother, can I talk to you privately?"
Could it be, Tong Yao had already told the insider news to her little brother? Or else, why had he asked to talk to Qin Wushuang in private?