Chapter 396 – Amethyst Fish Palace (18)
Her strategy was very simple, but also very effective.
With just a brief sentence, she created a crack in the crown prince and Li Aotian’s tentatively agreed upon alliance.
Having planted the seeds of doubt, the growing of roots, germination, then flourishing in maturity, were also merely a minute’s affair.
Nangong Liuyun looked at this bright, elegant and charming girl in front of him. He couldn’t help but somewhat sigh.
What’s to be done? He was very fond, extremely fond, of this girl. He simply liked her to the point of almost suffocating. He really wished he could tie her to his side, always keeping her close to him.
At this moment, the atmosphere inside the main hall was a little strange.
The crown prince was strutting around, self-satisfiedly and proudly showing off in front of Nangong Liuyun.
But Nangong Liuyun didn’t even glance at him, he was solely engrossed in gazing at Su Luo with loving, indulging and tender affection.
Jade Lake’s Fairy stared at Su Luo with hatred as well as envy, wishing her gaze could stab a hole into her face.
But Su Luo merely composedly and easily tried to drive a wedge between the crown prince and Li Aotian, attempting to make them automatically collapse and fall apart.
In this queer atmosphere, Beichen Ying softly sighed, breaking this strange calm.
“There isn’t much time left, ahead is the most important test to pass, will you guys go or not?” Beichen Ying glared at Nangong Liuyun with a look of resentment for failing to meet his expectations and impatience to see some improvements.
Up ahead was another test that was greatly related to the Amethyst Crystal Fish, but now, the Amethyst Crystal Fish was in the crown prince’s hands.
Should they take action to grab it? Beichen Ying considered this while holding his chin, he cast a glance that harbored evil designs at the Amethyst Crystal Fish in the crown prince’s hands.
The crown prince saw the look from Beichen Ying and immediately returned to his senses from his elation.
The people he took along was not many, in addition to Li Aotian and Li Yaoyao, these two temporarily allies. However, the crown prince had no choice but to admit that if Nangong Liuyun insisted on forcibly taking it, then he was certain he couldn’t safeguard the Amethyst Crystal Fish.
The crown prince coldly snorted towards Nangong Liuyun: “The dignified and majestic His Highness Prince Jin wouldn’t degrade himself to robbing other people’s treasure, right?”
The corner of Nangong Liuyun’s mouth hooked up into a ghost of a smile, he raised an eyebrow while looking towards that Amethyst Crystal Fish. In his demonically charming pair of eyes, flashed a cold-blooded expression: “You really think that is a treasure?”
The crown prince’s heart was startled, then afterwards, he repeatedly laughed evilly: “It’s said grapes are sour when you can’t eat them! I didn’t expect you, Nangong Liuyun, to also only be like this!”
The implication was that Nangong Liuyun couldn’t obtain the Amethyst Crystal Fish, therefore, he deliberately said that his Amethyst Crystal Fish was a fake. Clearly, it was because Nangong Liuyun was jealous of him.
Nangong Liuyun faintly smiled, declining to comment.
Nangong Liuyun’s careless bearing that was light as a cloud and gentle as a breeze had thoroughly ignited the crown prince’s fury, and he coldly snorted: “If I can prove that it is the real Amethyst Crystal Fish, what will you do?”
“Want to bet again?” Nangong Liuyun’s gaze that harbored evil designs sized up the crown prince from top to bottom, then sighed with a manner of taking pity on him, “Still, it’s better not to, right? You’ve already lost one thousand five hundred pieces of green-colored crystal stones to my family’s Luo’er, to bull
y you once more will make us feel somewhat bad about it.”
Nangong Liuyun was telling the truth, yet inevitably, there will be some people who hear the truth as an ironic remark, and the crown prince was exactly this kind of person.
This sentence by Nangong Liuyun completely stirred up the crown prince. One could only observe him coldly and solemnly, furiously shout: “Nangong Liuyun, you have bullied people intolerably! Good, good, I will bet with you! Since you just mentioned one thousand five hundred green-colored crystal stones, then, if you lose, the debt of one thousand five hundred green-colored crystal stones will be transferred to you, how about it?!”
Finished speaking this sentence, the crown prince immediately applauded his own fast response.
Chapter 397 – Amethyst Fish Palace (19)
Look at how clever he was, directly transferring those one thousand five hundred green-colored crystal stones to Nangong Liuyun, while he would be completely debt-free and light as a feather.
As for if Nangong Liuyun could afford the debt, that was not something he needed to consider.
Now, everyone in the surrounding crowd was staring with their eyes opened wide, watching this circle of people in front of them in shock.
They all knew that His Highness the Crown Prince had always been on bad terms with His Highness Prince Jin, however, they never confronted each other face-to-face. At this moment, the two of them were directly facing off, this kind of good play was normally hard to come by.
Each and every person in the surrounding crowd stared at the two people full of excitement, all guessing at who would win.
Reasoning told them that His Highness Prince Jin would never lose.
Their eyes and the facts, nevertheless informed them that within the crown prince’s hand was the Amethyst Crystal Fish, absolutely real and authentic!
Then this bet, in the end, what direction would it head to? Everybody was extremely curious.
Nangong Liuyun cast an indifferent glance at Nangong Liujue: “What if you lose?”
The crown prince choked, immediately after, his complexion changed to a smug, complacent expression.
The Amethyst Crystal Fish was in his hands, how could he lose? If he didn’t take huge advantage like a lion opening its mouth, he felt it would be a waste of natural resources, unworthy of this chance given to him by the heavens.
The crown prince immediately gave several arrogant, cold snorts: “If I lose, I will compensate you an equal amount of one thousand five hundred green-colored crystal stones!”
In other words, the two people’s stakes were exactly one thousand five hundred green-colored crystal stones.
Nangong Liuyun, who was always not interested in gambling stakes, this time, he hung his normal attitude and raised his eyebrow, smilingly saying: “Agreed.”
“Nangong!” Lan Xuan uttered in surprise.
Even though Nangong’s insights were exceptional, however this time… could it be that the Amethyst Crystal Fish in Nangong Liujue’s hands was really a fake?
Beichen Ying, smiling happily, bumped Lan Xuan’s arm, “When have you ever seen Nangong lose?”
Since Nangong dared to accept these stakes, then this proved his heart was sure of success long ago.
This guy was simply a master at acting as if there weren’t any incentives, by no means would he allow himself to suffer a loss.
Lan Xuan thought about it again, the facts were indeed like this. Therefore, he and Beichen Ying speculated a bit, and stared at the crown prince with a laughing look, waiting to see what would happen. Their look made the crown prince’s heart somewhat scared.
The crown prince’s heart was somewhat apprehensive at first, after all, it was still one thousand five hundred green-colored crystal stones. Moverover, he still owed one thousand five hundred green-colored crystal stones to Su Luo from before. If he was to lose this bet, he must take out three thousand green-colored crystal stones. Even if you killed him, he wouldn’t be able to pay it.
However, when the crown prince saw Beichen Ying and Lan Xuan winking towards him, following this, his heart immediately calmed down. Humph, he didn’t expect that Nangong would actually employ this kind of senseless method to deceive him by making him renege on this bet, so childish!
The crown prince, with a few brush strokes, wrote down a letter of guarantee similar to the one he wrote before with Su Luo.
Afterwards, everyone signed their names on the three copies.
The crown prince had one copy, Nangong Liuyun had another, and the last copy was like before, left in Beichen Ying’s hands.
“Now, how to proven that the Amethyst Crystal Fish in His Highness the Crown Prince’s hands is real ah?” Beichen Ying pretended to ponder while holding his chin, “There is a very simple method. The real Amethyst Crystal Fish will spit out three crystal stones per day, morning, noon and night, not missing once. Then now, must we continue waiting?”
Nangong Liuyun glanced faintly at the crown prince: “Why abandon what is near to look for something far away?”
Beichen Ying, through tactful understanding, immediately added an explanation to that sentence, “The Amethyst Crystal Fish is linked in countless ways in connection to the Amethyst Fish Palace. It is said that having the Amethyst Crystal Fish is like having a sensor and can assist in choosing the one path from the nine routes up ahead. Furthermore, this road leads directly to the Secret Collection Library.”