Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 555 – Charity Auction
“The first item we will be auctioning today is a diamond-studded ladies bracelet donated by Shen Huihui. This bracelet us her favorite bracelet. The base price is 50,000 HKD, and the minimum bid is 10,000 HKD. Ladies and gentlemen, you may start bidding.
Li Zekai was there to show the both of them had gotten over their conflict. He purposely donated this item for auction. But what Fu Guangwei said just now was hinting to the others that Li Zekai will want to win the bid for this bracelet.
“100,000 HKD.” Li Zekai raised his hand.
“200,000 HKD.” After a round of bidding, Li Zekai bid again. The value of the bracelet was not more than 100,000 HKD. Li Zekai became the final bidder and won back this bracelet for Shen Huihui.
But no one noticed the look in Shen Huihui’s eyes. She was not happy at all. This Li Family’s young master was only willing to spend 200,000 HKD on her?
Other people also start to put up their items for auctions. There were sunglasses, ties, brooch, necklace, rings, etc. These were all personal belongings and were won by the people who donated them.
Fu Guangwei was very excited. These people had bid more than the charity auctions he attended before. The auctions he participated in the past, the highest bid was only 30,000 to 50,000 HKD. But this time, the lowest bid was 100,000 HKD!
The first amount donated by Feng Yu had an influence on the rest. Everybody there does not want to lose face. 30,000 to 50,000 HKD for a pair of sunglasses was the sky-high amount. But, they would appear to be too stingy compared to others.
There was ugly calligraphy work that was put up for auction, and the winning bid was 100,000 HKD. If that calligraphy were put up for sale outside, no one would buy it even if it was selling for 5 HKD!
“The next item is a scarf donated by my sister, Fu Mengying. The base price is 10,000 HKD. Every bid is at least 5,000 HKD.”
Fu Mengying immediately raised her hand: “20,000 HKD.”
Feng Yu suddenly realized that something was off. Why were there so many people bidding for this scarf? The previous few items only had about 3 to 5 bids. This scarf was not worth more than 10,000 HKD, and now the current amount was 320,000 HKD!
Usually, the men there bid for items to please their partners. But no one would raise the bids so high.
This round of auction was also different from the previous items. All the ones who bid were women. Why were those women fighting over that scarf? Don’t they know that Fu Mengying wanted to win back her scarf? They did this on purpose?
Fu Mengying was so unpopular among the ladies? But those women should at least give the Fu Family face. Were the ladies from the top families in Hong Kong all so unreasonable?
Fu Mengying also did not expect this to happen. She had only donated a scarf. Although Feng Yu had increased the benchmark for donations, she thought the scarf would reach 100,000 HKD at most.
The current amount for this scarf was more than 300,000 HKD. She does not have enough money to bid. If she did not win back her scarf, then the Fu Family and she will lose face. But she does not have enough money. Fu Guangwei also does not have so much money.
Fu Mengying pulled Feng Yu’s sleeves lightly. Feng Yu turned and looked at her: “What’s wrong?”
“Feng Yu, can you help me bid for that scarf? I will return you the money another day.” Fu Mengying could only ask Feng Yu for help. Damnit! Why were her cousins not helping her? Do they really want to see her spending a few hundred HKD? Her monthly allowance was not that much.
Feng Yu realized that many people were looking at him. What’s the meaning of this? I should help this lesbian win that scarfs back? What does this get to do with me? We are not even friends!
But if Feng Yu did not help Fu Mengying, she would be embarrassed, and Feng Yu would be looked down upon by others. The 1 million USD donation will lose its impact. This scarf was now his problem. He had no other choices.
“400,000 HKD.” Feng Yu raised his hand and shouted.
“450,000 HKD!” A woman immediately shouted.
Feng Yu turned towards the voice and saw a woman with an arrogant look. Who was she? What’s her surname? Feng Yu could not recall offending this person. He looked at Fu Mengying, and she was also looking puzzled. She also did not offend the Young Lady of the Huo Family.
Feng Yu did not know that this arises because he rejected the invitations of those women to dance. Those women, especially that Huo Family’s young lady, felt insulted. This was her first time inviting a man for a dance and was rejected!
Even if Feng Yu won the auction for this scarf, his pride would not allow him to ask Fu Mengying for the money. This was spending his money, and there must be a purpose for spending money. Money should not be used to spite others meaninglessly.
“This is the last time I will bid. 460,000 HKD! If anyone wants to outbid me, they can win it.” Feng Yu said.
Everybody was looking at Feng Yu, but after they heard what Feng Yu said, all of them turned and look at that Huo Family’s young lady. She was being scolded by her elder brother. Why are you provoking the Fu Family for no reason? Her brother had just become Feng Yu’s acquittance, and she was creating trouble for him. She does not know that useless Fu Guangzheng, who used to sell antiques, became wealthy after he knew Feng Yu!
As the Huo family’s young lady did not carry on bidding for the scarf, Feng Yu won the auction for 460,000 HKD for the scarf which was worth only a few thousand HKD. The crowd applauded. Feng Yu was the highest bidder in the auction!
The auction continued. Soon it was the lady from the Huo Family’s turn. She had donated her necklace, and the base price was 80,000 HKD. Fu Mengying immediately shouted 300,000 HKD and turned to look at that lady. She was returning her the favor.
Feng Yu looked at Fu Mengying surprised. Didn’t you say you do not have enough money? Are you expecting me to pay for you?
That lady from the Huo Family saw the look in Fu Mengying’s eyes and her face changed color. This necklace was given to her by her mother, and it meant a lot to her. She does not want someone else to win the necklace.
Fu Mengying continued to raise the bid to 500,000 HKD before she stopped. The Huo family’s lady was furious and kept stomping her foot. But her brother told her that she was the one who started this and doesn’t expect him to give her money this month. She got no choice but to accept the fact that she was donating the most for this auction.
Feng Yu thought this was over, but Fu Mengying continued to raise the bids of several other items. Those items were from the ones who purposely bid for her scarf.
Fu Mengying was taking revenge. But those women had to win back their items. If Fu Mengying won their handkerchief and use it to wipe her heels, before throwing it away, they would lose face. It will be a disgrace to their family.
Feng Yu realized that Fu Mengying was a revengeful person. Fu Guangwei had hinted to Fu Mengying several times to stop. He was the organizer of this charity ball, and he does not want his sister to screw things up. But Fu Mengying pretended not to see him. She was unwilling to be bullied. She was still upset about spending over 300,000 HKD. However, she was unaware that Feng Yu had no intention of asking her to return the money.
Until the auction ends, Feng Yu did not make any more bids. Fu Guangwei was overjoyed. The donation from this charity ball, excluding Feng Yu’s 1 million USD, had reached more than 10 million HKD. This charity ball was a success!
But the thing that made Fu Guangwei happiest was Feng Yu had spent more than 400,000 HKD to help his sister win her scarf back. It seems that Feng Yu was interested in his sister. If both really became a couple, it will be great!