Chapter 13.2: Slapping His Ex Wife’s Face
Though the scale of its upgrade was not large and several of the officials present were unable to distinguish the difference in color, Xu Jiazhu, Xu Qianqian, and the craftsman saw the schism of difference between Shen Lang’s golden silk and their own golden silk. It was luxuriously noble.
Somehow… they felt jealousy brewing within.
Much to their dismay, Shen Lang had hidden cards. He had under him a more powerful weapon.
Though the officials were unable to spot the difference between the golden silk, it mattered not. It was only to slap the Xu Family’s face, albeit indirectly.
“It looks almost the same! This can’t prove you did not steal the recipe from us!” Xu Jiazhu said coldly.
Shen Lang anticipated such shamelessness.
So he’ll just slap their face again.
Not with golden but purple.
Shen Lang looked at the purple silk lying on the table. Isn’t this the Xu Family’s new purple dye? Sure enough, it is excellent and better than all the purple silks displayed in the market.
The color too is pure and bright.
No wonder they can afford to be confident.
Compared to Shen Lang’s purple dye extracted from litmus lichen, there was a big tantamount gap.
The Xu Family’s wild grass purple was too monotonous, too pale, and lacking in vividity and spirit.
Shen Lang smiled. “Xu Qianqian, this purple silk in front of yours is of the highest level of your Xu Family, right? You’re not hiding anything else, right?”
“Shen Lang…” Xu Qianqian called out. “Unless you make purple dye better than my Xu Family, you’re nothing but a shameless theft. Not only do you steal our golden dye recipe, but you even dare to rob us of our purple dye recipe. It’s really hard to defend against a thief from the inside!”
Shen Lang said nothing, only pulling out his purple silk to display in front of everyone present.
Xu Jiazhu and Lin Mo’s eyes instantly brightened. Their eyes showed an incredulous expression before morphing to one of greediness.
The most fearful thing indeed in the world is comparison.
Before, the Xu Family’s purple silk alone was not too bad. It was quite good compared to all the other purple silks in the market, but when compared to Shen Lang’s purple silk, it was utterly lacking and looked poor.
It was too thin, cheap, and gaudy.
Shen Lang’s purple silk was on a different level.
There was no need for the officials to determine the winner or loser. The results was as clear as the water itself.
Shen Lang smiled coldly. “Xu Jiazhu, Xu Qianqian, my purple dye was not stolen from your Xu Family again, right?”
Xu Jiazhu and his dearest daughter looked at each other, shock rolling through their eyes.
What’s going on?
Shen Lang had lived with her family for several months. She thought she understood him best. He’s mentally retarded, ignorant, and a waste… so… how can this be?!
How can two dyes of such quality be created by him?!
Golden and purple, the two stood at the summit of peak, enough to the subvert the entire market under the bridge, and enough to cause a revolution.
How… unreasonable… how can a person like Shen Lang whose too foolishly dumb like a pig able to process complicated thoughts?
Xu Qianqian was right but she’d never conceived the thought of the Shen Lang she knew in the past had already die and now replaced by Shen Lang of the modern world.
Shen Lang snorted. “Is this purple silk not enough to win? What about this piece?”
He then pulled out his killer weapon, the rainbow silk.
Under the illuminated candle lights, the rainbow silk’s glittering luster shone brightly.
Everyone held their breath completely.
How is this possible?!
It’s gorgeous, beautiful, colorfully charming, and natural!
If Shen Lang’s purple silk was a great success before, the rainbow dyed silk thoroughly crushed the Xu Family’s purple silk. At this point, their silk only looked vulgar and intolerable to look at.
Shen Lang smiled. “Xu Jiazhu, Xu Qianqian, the new rainbow dye recipe… could it be that I stole it from you? I’ve already said this before but I, Shen Lang am enough to crush your family! Me? Steal your recipe? Preposterous and rightfully shameful!”
Crack seemed to form in the air.
A jolt ran down through Xu Jiazhu and Xu Qianqian’s body, peering eyes looking at Shen Lang in shock.
Had they missed anything about their ex-son-in-law? Why is he suddenly so proficient in dyeing? Why does Xu Qianqian not know of this trait of her ex-husband?
Shen Lang’s recipe and technique may not prove useful to other families, but to them, to the Xu Family, it’ll surely raise their business to the next level.
Since ancient times, silk was the same. It was dyeing which revolutionized the world of silk and clothing.
Once the dyeing color grew superior to its competitors, one’s own silk and clothing business would become invincible, peerless.
“Your Honor, please be fair.” Shen Lang said to the young official.
The young official looked at Xu Jiazhu. “If you may, please confirm that this purple and rainbow dye was stolen by Shen Lang from your Xu Family house.”
Suddenly, Xu Jiazhu’s face convoluted.
This young official is truly an astute person.
Xu Qianqian’s fiance belongs to the Zhang Family. Does he truly wish to offend the Zhang Family and eliminate all his future prospects?
Xu Jiazhu gave the young official a short glance, his scornful heart rather bitter. He’d suddenly thought of an idea of secretly driving him away from his post.
But… it needed to be done behind the scenes, at least by the Black Warrior Gang if possible.
“No!” Xu Jiazhu said coldly.
The young master looked at Xu Qianqian. “Miss Xu, what do you have to say? Did Shen Lang rob this purple and rainbow dye recipe from your house?”
Xu Qianqian shrunk back from annoyance. She could see that the young official did not only follow the law by the book but was also rather hostile towards the Xu Family.
Does the Xu Family have any hostile history with this young official or did Zhang Jin and him have a bitter feud? Why is this official so intent of going against her family?
“No.” Xu Qianqian said indifferently.
“If so, then Shen Lang has been wronged.” The young official said sharply. “Xu Family Head, Miss Xu, please apologize to Shen Lang!”
Xu Jiazhu’s face was flushed red, ready to explode any moment. He snorted coldly and flung his sleeve.
Xu Qianqian’s expression changed many times. She turned to face Shen Lang, brows furrowed. “Shen Lang, for the misunderstandings prior, I apologize. I have wronged you. Goodbye.”
She turned around, her movement ephemerally graceful.
She’d already resolved to have Zhang Jin deal with the young official. There can be no officials hostile to her Xu Family here in Xuanwu City.
With that, Xu Jiazhu and Xu Qianqian left Silk Pavillion.
Shen Lang bowed to the young official.
“Thank you.” He smiled. “It’s been many years since we’ve last seen each other, Elder Brother. I hope you’ve been well. How is Miss Jin?”
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