Chapter 23: The Pavilion of Treasures (2)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Ye Qingtang laid her eyes on a pinkish-white stone.
That stone was only about the size of a fingernail of a little finger. Its white body with speckles of pink was undoubtedly beautiful.
“Flower Moon Stone…” Ye Qingtang narrowed her eyes.
The Flower Moon Stone was a gemstone which contained an extensive amount of spirit energy and, thus, was extremely precious. Just by wearing this gemstone on their body, cultivators can speed up their cultivation process. It also had the effect of allowing females to enjoy eternal youth.
Just as Ye Qingtang was looking at that Flower Moon Stone, a few tall figures suddenly came up to a side and slapped a hand on the counter.
“Never would have I thought that the Pavilion of Treasures really carried the Flower Moon Stone,” commented a tall and handsome young man as he pointed towards that gemstone.
Upon hearing that voice, Ye Qingtang lifted her head, and a cold light flashed across her eyes once she saw who that man was clearly.
“So, it is the Young Lady of the Ye family. Or should I call you ex-future sister-in-law?” The young man noted sarcastically when he noticed Ye Qingtang.
“Duan Tianrui,” said Ye Qingtang calmly as she looked back at the man who was harboring evil thoughts.
Duan Tianrui was the Third Young Master of the Duan family and Duan Tianrao’s younger brother.
The Duan family would most probably have known about Duan Tianrao’s visit to the Ye family to annul the engagement two days ago, which was why Duan Tianrui was this sarcastic.
“Why? You’ve also taken a fancy to this Flower Moon Stone?” Duan Tianrui looked at Ye Qingtang from head to toe as a mysterious smile played on the corner of his lips. “Not that bad of a taste. The Flower Moon Stone is hard to find, and it’s rare for a piece to appear.”
Duan Tianrui paused for a moment and continued, “However, as a member of the Ye family, don’t you think that such a rare item should be given to someone who is truly compatible with the stone?”
Ye Qingtang chuckled. “Who do you think is compatible?”
Smiling, Duan Tianrui replied, “Compatible with whom? It is naturally my new future sister-in-law. The Young Lady of the Ye family is probably still unaware, but two days later at the Sacrificial Ceremony, my second brother will publicly announce the annulment of his engagement to you and will even reveal his new fiancée. My new sister-in-law said she wanted the Flower Moon Stone, so it would be wise for Lady Ye to not come into this.”
Others may not know the identity of the new future sister-in-law whom Duan Tianrui was talking about, but how would Ye Qingtang not know?
Was it not just Ye Xun?
Ye Qingtang was initially not too concerned about obtaining this Flower Moon Stone. However, since it was what Ye Xun wanted, she did not mind blocking her way.
“Oh? Really?” Ye Qingtang laughed lightly, “But I really like this Flower Moon Stone.”
Duan Tianrui narrowed his eyes slightly as a hint of annoyance flashed across his eyes. “Lady Ye, the Flower Moon Stone can ensure one’s eternal youth and would naturally be most suitable for beautiful ladies. Someone like Lady Ye…”
His glanced across the veil that Ye Qingtang was wearing on her face and continued. “It would be better to not recklessly waste such a precious object.”
The sarcasm was obvious in his words. Although Duan Tianrui did not say it explicitly, he implied that Ye Qingtang was ugly.
She raised her brows and asked, “What if I must have it?”
Duan Tianrui’s face darkened. “Lady Ye, the Ye and Duan family have some relations. Now that your spirit root is broken, you will not be able to use the Flower Moon Stone to aid your cultivation. It is clear that you have no need for this. Are you sure you want to snatch this from me?”
Ye Qingtang wanted to laugh.
“Duan Tianrui, if you really want to buy this Flower Moon Stone as a gift to Ye Xun, let’s talk with our abilities.”
A sneer escaped Duan Tianrui’s mouth. He immediately waved his hands to call the waiting staff over.