Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 995 - It’s Them!
Chapter 995: It’s Them!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The price that Xu Que was charging almost gave the Leaving Leaves Sect heart attacks. The Sect had been supporting the Dong Family for ages now. However, their yearly production of Ten-Millennium-Flower-Dew was no more than a dozen bottles. Xu Que’s demands would bankrupt them!
“Master Wang, this…” Elder Yu spoke, in the hope of negotiating with Xu Que for a better price. Knowing Xu Que, his offer could get even more expensive further down the road.
However, before he could finish his sentence, a loud explosion cut him off. The earth shook, and the tunnel began to sink as the floor started to crack open. A thick, grey-washed wall then rose up from the ground.
The old lady was astounded by what she saw. After smashing the walls, Xu Que had indeed returned the tunnels to how they had looked before! There were two doors on the wall that had just appeared. A marking was left on the door to their left, just as it had been for the last century.
“He, he, see, told ya! This was a giveaway! Well, it’s only normal that you didn’t know about it since you’ve never studied architecture. It’s related to the tunnel’s structural design—the tunnel diverged into two different levels in the middle. The path we were on belonged to the top level, while the path you took a century ago was the bottom level!” Xu Que explained smilingly.
What he did was to smash the pillar supporting the top level, causing the high level to collapse and, voila, they dropped to the bottom level thanks to gravity. Putting it simply, it works like a see-saw, where you would see different views based on your position.
“Master Wang is indeed knowledgeable!” The old lady nodded in admiration.
“This was child’s play!” Xu Que waved pretentiously as he turned to look at Elder Yu. “Elder Yu, I made a total of seven smashes and that makes it 560 bottles of Ten-Millennium-Flower-Dew. Are we looking at a one-time payment or would you like to pay in installments?”
“…..” Elder Yu was stunned at the exorbitant price. More than 500 bottles of Ten-Millennium-Flower-Dew, that was years’ worth of income for them. How could she fork them out on such short notice?
“Master Wang…I…I can’t make decisions like this!” Elder Yu looked at Xu Que helplessly and sighed.
After all, it was Xu Que who set the price and took the initiative to start hammering the place down. Logically, this should have nothing to do with the Leaving Leaves Sect.
However, having experienced Xu Que’s prowess, they dared not defy him. They could only seek to negotiate and pray that they would end up with a better deal.
Never did they expect that Xu Que would wave generously and say, “No problem, if you cannot decide, it’s fine! I am not a barbarian. The few smashes from before are free of charge, but I have to charge you for future wall-breaking work!”
“Eh?” Elder Yu was taken aback.
Since when did this lad start to speak kindly? Something’s amiss!
“What? Hurry, we’ve got to go!” Xu Que smiled as he hurried them on.
“Eh, thank you, Master Wang!” Elder Yu finally adjusted to this new reality where Xu Que became a nicer man.It was as if a huge stone had been lifted off her chest.
Xu Que then stayed put as he watched them move forward.
“F*ck, kid, that’s a sly smile. Are you plotting another dirty, dirty scheme?” Buttface elbowed his way up to Xu Que and asked suspiciously.
Xu Feifei also looked at Xu Que curiously, “Bro, this is so unlike you, since when did you become so generous? If this had happened in the past, you would have used this chance to exploit them until they were dead!”
“F*ck, I just wanted to be a good man for once, is that so wrong?” Xu Que glared at the doubters. “Am I that evil in your eyes?”
“A good man?” Xu Que’s words tickled Buttface, who looked like he had just heard the greatest joke ever.
“Buttface. You’re asking for a beating!” Xu Que glared.
Buttface immediately hid in the crowd, shouting, “Don’t you dare touch me! Aren’t you a good man? A good man will never fight!”
“Fight? Enough of your nonsense, hurry up!” Xu Que was tired of Buttface’s crap. He signaled for everyone else to follow him into the door on the right.
Jiang Hongyan then caught up to Xu Que’s side and looked at him and smiled, “Little fellow, are you plotting something again?” Even Jiang Hongyan found Xu Que’s generosity unusual. It didn’t seem like something Xu Que would do.
Xu Que said innocently, “Little lady, how can you see me in this light? I am pure, honest, handsome, and naive…”
“Speak human, please!”
“All right all right, I just used my Soul Strength to scan the area. There are a lot more similar structures in the Refined Moon Palace. If they ask me to do the work again, I shall ask for 800 bottles of Ten-Millennium-Flower-Dew for each smash and 2,000 bottles for a night!” Xu Que spilled his real plan.
Jiang Hongyan’s lips pursed into a smile as she shook her head. She knew from the start that this guy was up to no good. He’s still as shameless and heartless as ever.
“Let’s go. We should arrive soon!” Xu Que grinned as they continued.
To no one’s surprise, the people of the Leaving Leaves Sect came to a stop shortly after.
“Hmm? Why did you stop again?” Xu Que asked.
Everyone turned and said, “Master Wang, the path changed again!”
“Oh? Is that so? Let me go have a look!” Xu Que smiled as he cut through the crowd.
This time around, the road was split six ways, with doors at the end of each corridor. The old lady stood at the crossroads, deep in her thoughts.
“Weird! I clearly remember that this was a straight road, and I have never encountered any crossroads before!” She frowned. Elder Yu saw Xu Que approaching and hurriedly asked, “Master Wang, would you like to see if you can resolve this?”
“Of course, but the price…” Xu Que brimmed with joy as he replied.
The deal of 80 bottles of Ten-Millennium-Flower-Dew per smash was long over. He now was going to charge 800 bottles per smash and 2,000 bottles for the night. Their choice!
However, even before Xu Que could state his price, a loud explosion came from one of the corridors. A shower of dust then followed it, as the ground vibrated rigorously. At the same time, two voices could be heard arguing from within the tunnel.
“Hmpf! Are you going to be this cruel toward me?”
“Don’t blame it on me; it’s over between us! Go! Don’t ever come back!”
“I searched and chased after your footsteps to this damned place, and you still let me down! This is your last chance. After this I shall be married to the Song Family, if you still love me, I am willing to turn the marriage down!”
“There is no need for that. What’s past is past! If it weren’t for your mother back then, we would not have ended this way!”
“You…okay, since you have already made up your mind, I will not ask anymore! I need to ask you one last question!”
“Does being together with my mother truly bring you more happiness than being with me?”
Instantly, everyone outside the tunnel stood frozen to the ground as they looked at each other, stupefied.
What the fuck was going on? Did they really just hear some shocking gossip?
“It’s them!” The usually silent old lady’s face suddenly darkened and she snarled.