Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 23
Chapter 23: The Announcement and Entering the Auction
Similar to what the system had stated, after closing the door, Long Shiyan regretted her actions. It was strange that she would argue with a small child in someone else’s household.
It seemed that she had been a child for too long, causing her mind to regress.
However, she also believed that she wasn’t wrong. After all, this was Zi Linglong’s own choice, and she had to give Zi Linglong plenty of freedom.
But, Long Shiyan was worried that Zi Linglong will be bullied by others after leaving, and then become blackened, go berserk, or the like.
Gently sighing, she sat back into the chair and rested her eyes. The house was eerily silent as if it was missing something. It was different from the usual.
Suddenly, she felt exhausted. She crossed over into this damnable place. Her burdens were heavy. The male lead and female leads have brought many troubles. And, her parents’ family died. There were so many odd things happening and there were so many things that she wanted to do.
All of a sudden, there was a burst of wailing outside the door, and the absent-minded Long Shiyan snapped back into reality. Raising her eyebrows, she left the room, opened the door, and found Zi Linglong kneeling while weeping quietly.
Did she go too far?
Long Shiyan quickly squatted down and tried to pull her up, but Zi Linglong barely budged. She could not help but raise her eyebrows. “Get up, or I’ll call my aunt.”
Zi Linglong bit her lip and hesitated for a while before she stood up and followed Long Shiyan into the house.
Long Shiyan closed the door and let her sit in the chair. She poured a cup of tea for her and sat down beside her. “What is your decision? Do you want to continue following me?”
Zi Linglong did not drink the tea. She raised her head and looked at her with tears. “Elder Sister bullied me!”
Long Shiyan: “…”
“I was wrong!” After a while, Zi Linglong finally bowed her head and admitted her mistake.
Long Shiyan stared at her for a few seconds. After the previous meeting, the look in her eyes had changed. She felt like Zi Linglong was a different person from before, but at the same time, she didn’t know what was different. Did Zi Linglong start to resemble her even just a bit?
“I’m sorry!” Zi Linglong whispered, “I shouldn’t have caused trouble. I should have listened to Elder Sister’s words. I shouldn’t rebel against Elder Sister. What Elder Sister is doing is actually for my own good, so I shouldn’t have fought against you. I’m sorry for letting you down!”
“So Elder Sister, please don’t chase me away?” Zi Linglong kneeled in front of her, whimpering with heavy tears. “I don’t have a home. I don’t know where to go, so when Elder Sister took me in, I was happy. Although I am unworthy, I will learn to cook and deliver tea to you. As long as it is within my power, I can study how to become better.”
Long Shiyan glared at her for a few seconds before she squatted down and lifted her up. But then, Zi Linglong rushed into her arms and hugged her. She had to come back to embrace her. “I haven’t chased you away. Let’s first get back up. “
“I don’t want to!” Zi Linglong was being very stubborn. “Until Elder Sister forgives me, I won’t let go, even if Elder Sister kills me.”
Long Shiyan felt helpless. She could scold people and even beat them up, but she couldn’t do that to children, let alone Zi Linglong.
Long Shiyan composed herself and said, “It’s not impossible to follow me, but you have to listen to me in the future. You aren’t allowed to make any other decision without authorization, are you clear?” she said softly.
“Yeah!” Zi Linglong began to smile, hugging Long Shiyan’s shoulders. Naughty thoughts rushed through System Qian Qian’s head, but Long Shiyan did not know about this.
System Qian Qian’s eyes couldn’t help but watch the boss. Its chin almost fell off. Of course, if it had a chin and eyes.
Through this, the problem of Zi Linglong temporary came to a close. As a person, she began to change and her character seemed a lot bolder than before, but of course, she still feared strangers every once in a while.
After a few days, Yu Qingrou finally allowed Long Shiyan to come with her to the auction after being pestered for so long.
This auction wasn’t that big and there weren’t many things in it. Yet, Long Shiyan was interested in a small cauldron being sold in this auction, which was originally Long Aotian’s famous treasure.
It had a huge storage space that could also contain living creatures. The rate that time flowed in it was several folds slower, the magic elements were sufficient, and when one cultivates inside, their cultivation would rise faster.
In the original work, Long Aotian relied on this treasure and created an unknown amount of powerful troops inside.
The two disguised themselves and went to the auction together with Yu Qingrou. Long Yuqing did not come with them. It seemed like she had other very important things to do, so she just gave some money to Long Shiyan.
She had to say that Yu Qingrou’s skills were renowned and it was easy to obtain a private room on the third floor. The private room was very elegant and chic. There were a few chairs with animal skins. By sitting comfortably and looking at the front, one could clearly see the auction center in the venue below.
In front of her, the room was covered in magic glass and like in the twenty-first century, people could look from the inside, but those on the outside cannot peek inside. Of course, a powerful magician strong mental powers could still infiltrate into the room.
Long Shiyan decided to stay low-key.
After Yu Qingrou spoke to the service personnel, she told Long Shiyan, “Yan Yan, whatever you want to buy, you can buy as much as you want. Your aunt is in a hurry, so I have to quickly leave.” Pulling a service staff member nearby, she said, “This is Xiaojing. You can tell her what you want to buy. If you are lacking in gold coins, then I will provide more. She will naturally help you with the auction.”
After she left, the customer service attendant came over and reassured Long Shiyan.
“Hello, Ms. Yan Yan!” the pretty employee politely greeted.
“Yeah.” Long Shiyan also nodded at her. “Hello, Sister Xiaojing, I will be in your care for a while.” Long Shiyan asked her to sit down, but she shook her head and refused, standing firmly next to her. She smiled, “No need, this is a part of my job.”
Long Shiyan didn’t say any more. She opened her mouth to eat the fruit that Zi Linglong handed over to her, waiting for the auction to begin.
At the auction center, an elegant host said the opening remarks for the auction. She had long blond hair, blue eyes, beautiful cheeks, and a pair of extra long snow-white thighs. She was sexy and charming. The audience observed every part of her body. To them, this type of appearance was rare.
“Hello, everyone, I am the host of this auction, Aisi. Today, I will host the annual Auction Conference that we all love. Although our beloved auction isn’t comparable with the Royal Auction, the items we will auction are still good. Now, we’re going to begin by auctioning our first item—the Luojia Battle Armor.”
“Woah!” There was a round of applause as the auction house was filled with excitement. The Luojia Battle Armor was supposedly the clothing worn by the Luojia Sword Saint five thousand years ago. Although it was broken, it was still a great antique that was worth collecting.
The market price was definitely not low!
No one thought that they would start with such a good treasured object.
The host was sexy. Dressed in a cheongsam-like uniform, her chest was bountiful and swaying. She was extraordinarily attractive, but this exposure was frowned upon by people of the Fengyun Empire. After all, the Fengyun Empire was modeled after conservative ancient China.
On the contrary, the other countries appeared outrageous to the Fengyun Empire.
Zi Linglong looked at her own master who had been staring at those breasts. Since Long Shiyan’s gaze continued to be fixated at those breasts, Zi Linglong couldn’t help but ask, “Sister, are girls with those two big buns beautiful?”
Long Shiyan’s face froze.
“Sister, we are all girls, but why are we flat while hers are so big? Isn’t it difficult to carry those two buns?” Zi Linglong’s big, innocent eyes watched Long Shiyan.
“Uh…” Long Shiyan choked. In a low voice, she whispered her scientific explanation. “Because we are still children and she is an adult. When you become an adult, you will be like her.”
“Does that mean when we grow up, we will suddenly grow two big buns?” Zi Linglong patted her chest with her hands and then squeezed Long Shiyan’s chest. “Oh no, Elder Sister! You suddenly have two big buns.”
Long Shiyan: “…”
The employee beside her: “…”
Nodding stiffly, she calmed down, looking at the sexy host in the middle of the auction. It was great that this woman was not recorded in the original story.
In the novel, it was further explained that not all beautiful women would run toward Long Aotian. Despite that, he still had many wild beauties.
The beautiful host’s conduct was unrestrained as she pointed at a small jar in front of her, displaying a beautiful smile. “Dear guests, this is our second auction item, which is called the Red Crystal Royal Jelly.”
Upon hearing this news, Long Shiyan’s mind rumbled and buzzed. The sounds of buzzing didn’t end, and even Zi Linglong’s call did not return her back to reality.
The sexy host said in an unrestrained manner, “I don’t believe that everyone had seen this treasure before so Aisi will introduce it to you all first. I believe you all must be very interested. This treasure is called the Red Crystal Royal Jelly, which is extremely rare and could only be found in the Magical Beast forest’s Red Crystal King’s lair. Although there was only half a small bottle, it is still heaven-defying.
If an ordinary person drank it, that one could extend his or her life for ten years, restore their youth for ten years, and also enhance their magic and increase their body strength. You must not miss this opportunity. ”
After hearing this, the crowd exploded. Magic and personal strength could be improved by ten years. How could this item exist?
Let’s not talk about how many people would go crazy to obtain nearly a decade of extra years, but instead about improving magic and one’s body. In other words, it could enhance people’s magic qualifications! Understand that for an average person, after the age of ten, their magic qualifications would normally be set in stone. Yet, this item could improve these qualifications and this fact caused the crowd to go wild.
Long Shiyan never imagined that this auction would have such a rare treasure. It was completely out of her expectations.
(TLN: ( ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ) Yes, Zi Linglong, women have buns…
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