Chapter 355 – Amethyst Thorned Island (6)
Beichen Ying’s fishing rod was swinging in a carefree manner over his shoulder and started to talk with scorching satire and frigid irony: “Oh, who is pretending as if they are about to lose out? Nangong Liujue, if you have the ability, then don’t bully women and have a competition with me instead.”
When the crown prince saw Beichen Ying, his temple pulsed fiercely, this person was simply his nemesis in this lifetime. Just seeing him meant nothing good would happen!
The crown prince sent a resentful glance at Beichen Ying: “Meddling in other people’s business, take a hike to the side.”
Beichen Ying was no longer cheerful: “This is my sister-in-law, what do you mean I am meddling in other people’s business? Nangong Liujue, the person that needs to take a hike to the side ought to be you.”
Both of their remarks were not agreeable, thus they started to quarrel noisily.
Su Luo was simply dumbfounded watching this scene.
One was the respectable and honorable crown prince of an empire, the other was the enigmatic president of the Mercenary Union. These two masters, normally, in front of other people, appeared to be arrogant, condescending, aloof, and very high and mighty. To those people beneath them, both of their existences were eminent and unapproachable.
Yet, who could have anticipated that now, these two extremely honorable personages, would quarrel noisily like immature kids. ‘You say one, I say two’, and were going at it quite energetically.
Su Luo had just planned to ruthlessly swindle the crown prince in return, how could she look on helplessly and let the crown prince escape by turning around and leaving abruptly again? Consequently, she could only come to smooth things over.
“Okay, okay, both of you stop quarreling. Beichen, first, you take a moment to rest. Crown prince, are we still having this competition? If we are not competing, then go away, don’t disturb my mood to fish. Because of you two’s sound volume from noisy snarling and roaring, no matter how good the fish bait, it would not be able to hook an Amethyst Thorned fish.
Su Luo craftily winked at Beichen Ying, Beichen Ying had already experienced Su Luo’s wit and intelligence. He nodded his head in complete understanding of her meaning, and cleverly crossed his arms to stand at the side.
The crown prince saw that Beichen Ying stopped quarreling, naturally, he also knew when to stop. He gave a severe snort: “Want to compete, then let’s compete. But…only this prince and you, the both of us will compete, others are not allowed to interfere!”
Saying this, his gaze swept from Beichen Ying’s to Nangong Liuyun’s body. He loathed both these people, but couldn’t help admitting that their strength was extraordinary. It was also because of their extraordinary strength that he loathed them even more!
Su Luo faintly smiled: “Then, what are the rewards and penalties for this competition?”
The crown prince thought about it, suddenly, his mouth hooked into a sneer: “How about this. Just use the amount of Amethyst Thorned fish hooked to decide things. Whoever has more will win, as for the rewards and penalties, then the winning side will get the rewards. If the winning side hooks ten Amethyst Thorned fish, then the losing side will compensate the winner with ten pieces of green-colored crystal stones, and so on.”
Ten Amethyst Thorned fish, will be compensated with ten green-colored crystal stones? Su Luo’s heart was simply too excited. This idiotic crown prince simply did not know that she had a cheating tool placed in the fish bait, and actually stupidly set down this rule. This time, wouldn’t he be scared to death of the compensation?
Only, Su Luo was afraid of revealing a clue, in a split second, her expression seemed somewhat hesitant
Nangong Liuyun smiled in an easy-going manner and rubbed Su Luo’s head: “Mere green-colored crystal stones, this king can still afford to lose, go play without holding back.”
Implication being, if she lost, the penalty would be considered his to pay?
Su Luo smilingly nodded her head towards him and again coldly humphed towards the crown prince: “Fine! It’s decided just like this, but words are not good enough proof, we must draw up a written contract.”
The crown prince was still afraid that Su Luo would renege on the debt, so both people agreed easily. He ordered a servant to fetch brush, ink and paper, then the paper was laid out on top of a large stone.
Beichen Ying, full of interest, acted as a witness, he then picked up the brush and started to write. At this moment, the writing done by the brush was like moving clouds and flowing water on top of the paper. The handwriting on the paper flowed smoothly and elegantly, delighting the eyes of the people watching.
Chapter 356 – Amethyst Thorned Island (7)
Beichen Ying stopped the brush and self-satisfiedly lifted his chin: “The written calligraphy is truly great. Simply want to collect it and don’t let anyone see it.”
Su Luo was speechless, this child, as expected, was influenced by a different environment. He was the same as Nangong Liuyun, with no limit to their narcissism.
Altogether, Beichen Ying wrote three copies, one was given to Su Luo, another was given to the crown prince. In addition, the final copy was held by him as the witness, so as to avoid someone reneging and not acknowledging the debt.
After the three people signed their own names, the competition could begin.
“Three hours is the limit, whoever hooks the most Amethyst Thorned fish will be the winner.” With a wave of Beichen Ying’s hand, the competition officially started.
In order to maintain the fairness, equality and the openness of the competition, Su Luo and Nangong Liujue sat in the same place to fish.
Everyone’s fish bait was their own secret recipe mix. No one would inspect the other’s fish bait. As long as it could hook an Amethyst Thorned fish, then it’s enough. Therefore, Su Luo fished with a clear conscience.
Now, not far away, Lan Xuan was smiling and shaking his head.
“Oh dear, looks like this time, Nangong will bleed a huge amount.” Lan Xuan leisurely leaned back into his chair and switched to a more comfortable position,and his voice held a sigh: “That girl is also really too headstrong. Don’t know how Nangong fell just for her?”
Anye Ming glared at him: “If you don’t want to wound the camaraderie among brothers, then don’t speculate about her. Could it be that you couldn’t tell that this time, Nangong is really serious?”
Lan Xuan’s expression was lethargic, he cast a glance at the spectacle in the distance and still crooned out a sentence: “But I really can’t see what characteristic that Miss has that is fit to be with Nangong. You look at this matter she created…”
Anye Ming paused a little, looking towards the azure sky in the distance. He looked at it for a long time before pensively saying one sentence: “You think this time she will lose?”
“Isn’t it obvious?” Lan Xuan spread out both hands, and as expected, said: “Nangong Liujue, although he looks annoying, he does not lack strength. Don’t forget that last year, the number of Amethyst Thorned fish he hooked was second only to Nangong. How could the Su family’s girl compete with him? It is simply attempting the impossible and asking for trouble, okay? Also, Nangong is really too much, to actually still indulge her whim.”
Anye Ming smiled faintly, his tone was mild: “No, this time, I’m afraid you may have guessed wrong.”
“You believe that girl can win?” Lan Xuan cast a laughable glance at Anye Ming.
“I don’t believe in her, but I do believe in Nangong.” Anye Ming said vaguely: “Nangong’s vision is usually the most accurate from childhood to adulthood, have you ever seen him lose?”
“That is true…but this time, maybe he outsmarted himself and fell into a hidden ditch, right?” No matter what, Lan Xuan did not believe that Su Luo could win.
Anye Ming only smiled indifferently and didn’t say anything more, he merely focused on the fishing rod.
What he didn’t tell Lan Xuan, was that he always felt that that girl was not that simple. Moreover, she was very mysterious, and the specifics were hard to say.
However, speaking of Su Luo’s side.
The matter of the bet got around, and as a result, a lot of people approached and settled around them to see the result.
However, compared to Su Luo, everyone was optimistic about the crown prince winning.
Not only was the crown prince’s martial arts cultivation rank much higher than Su Luo’s, the number of Amethyst Thorned fish that he had caught last year ought to speak for itself. His strength was out of the ordinary.
“This Miss still doesn’t know the immensity of heaven and earth, to actually dare to hammer on the table of the crown prince.”
“This isn’t considered much, the most interesting thing is their stake. How many Amethyst Thorned fish the winning side hooks, the losing side must compensate that many green-colored crystal stones. Hey, hey, I’m afraid this Miss will bleed a huge amount.”
“Which family is this Miss from? Why is it that I have never seen her before?”
“Have you heard of Su Manor’s good-for-nothing waste? Have you heard about the buzzing rumors that were recently spread of a life and death duel between sisters?”