Chapter 3: Three Times
“Oh…? Is that so…?” Ye Xuan’s eyes flashed.
If Lin Xue’er is accepted by the powerhouse sect, she’d immediately become a direct disciple. It was no wonder that the Lin Clan was in such a hurry to end the engagement. After all, even the aptitude of that unlucky fellow from before had been taken advantage of in the Splitting Cloud Sect.
Although Lin Xue’r’s talent was a little worse than that of the unlucky ghost, there was definitely something extraordinary about her being able to be chosen by that powerhouse sect.
After that, Ye Xuan followed Ye Zhang to the main hall. In any case, he had gone from the number one genius of the Ye Clan to the number one trash of Cloud Merge City.
… … …
At this moment, there were already a lot of people sitting in the Ye Clan’s main hall. Among them, the four clan elders of the Ye Clan were all present. On the other side, there were only two people from the Lin Clan: a middle-aged man and an old man.
The atmosphere in the hall was a bit strange, not a single sound could be heard.
Ye Xuan followed Ye Zhang into the hall, and immediately became the focus of attention, as the Lin Clan had come for Ye Xuan today.
“Good, he’s here.” After Ye Xuan entered the hall, the middle-aged man from the Lin Clan nodded his head.
Ye Xuan also sat down, and his gaze landed on the two members of the Lin Clan.
Ye Xuan had seen that middle-aged man before; he was Lin Xue’er’s father, Lin Ming. As for the old man, no one in the Ye Clan knew of his background. However, judging from his clothes, he was clearly not a servant because he was sitting right next to Lin Ming.
Before Ye Xuan could even sit down, Lin Ming said again, “Brother Ye, I believe you already know the purpose of our visit today. This is the betrothal gift that your Ye Clan sent to my Lin Clan that day.”
“Brother Lin, I know.” Ye Zhang nodded.
“Since that’s the case, then Brother Ye, you …” Lin Ming paused for a moment and did not continue.
Ye Zhang immediately understood as well. He looked to Ye Xuan and said, “Ye Xuan, take out the marriage contract.”
“Alright!” Without a word, Ye Xuan took out a piece of paper from his chest pocket. It was precisely the marriage he had with Lin Xue’er.
Seeing this marriage contract, Lin Ming’s eyes also lit up. He smiled and said, “Nephew truly is generous. As long as you break this engagement, then these betrothal gifts will be returned to your Ye Clan.”
Ye Xuan looked at him, then glanced at Lin Xue’er and said: “I can tear this engagement, but …”
“But what?” Lin Ming’s brows twitched. He thought, could it be that Ye Xuan had other requirements?
“This marriage was brought up by your Lin Clan, and it has only been a month since then. It’s not impossible for them to break off the engagement, but I remember that there seems to be a rule against it…” Ye Xuan did not continue. He knew Lin Ming would understand.
Hearing this, everyone present frowned.
“Nephew, you mean, double the betrothal gift?” Lin Ming’s expression froze.
But before he could finish speaking, Ye Xuan shook his head: “No, I want three times!”
What? When the voice fell, everyone present was shocked. Ye Xuan was really asking for it!
“Nephew, are you joking?” Lin Ming asked in astonishment.
“Uncle Lin, do I look like I’m joking?”
The corner of Ye Xuan’s mouth raised slightly and continued: “Our Cloud Merge City’s betrothal gift is at most a hundred thousand silver taels, and Uncle Lin, you should know, the gift that my father prepared for me when he left home was a whole million silver taels. If you want to break off this engagement, then you must take out three times, or else, I absolutely will not agree to it! ”
He was already a cripple, what other wife did he need? Of course, cultivation was more important!
“You …” Lin Ming was speechless.
Indeed, the betrothal gift they accepted was indeed a bit expensive. It was ten times more expensive than normal. However, Ye Xuan suddenly asked for three times the betrothal gift back, which was different. This was 3 million silver taels, which was equivalent to thirty years of income for a small family.”
“Ye Xuan, what’s wrong with you?” Ye Zhang suddenly scuttled over and whispered.
“Uncle, since the Lin Clan dares to do this, we must prepare for this.” Ye Xuan answered coldly.
“If you do this, it will make things difficult for the Ye Clan.” Ye Zhang reminded.
“Uncle, don’t worry. If I receive the three times betrothal gift, I will definitely make up for the Treasures that I spent all these days.” Ye Xuan ignored him and continued.
“You …” Ye Zhang was also made speechless by Ye Xuan.
In front of him, Lin Ming was discussing something with the old man. After a while, Lin Ming nodded his head and said, “Alright, three times the betrothal gift. My Lin Family is willing to return three times the betrothal gift!” When he finished speaking, he looked straight at the marriage contract in Ye Xuan’s hands.
“Uncle Lin, until I see the returned betrothal gift, I will not break this engagement.” Ye Xuan said clearly.
“Alright!” Lin Ming’s face darkened.
Immediately afterwards, the old man waved his right hand and took out a jade bottle. He said, “Here are two Spirit Gathering Pills. Each pill is worth a million silver taels.”
What? The crowd present were shocked once again. However, they were not shocked by the price of the Spirit Gathering Pills. Instead, they were shocked by the techniques of this old man.
“Heaven and Earth Ring?!” One of the Ye Clan elders exclaimed.
The Heaven and Earth Ring was a very precious thing. It was very convenient to store a hundred items in the spatial ring. There might not even be a single one within the entire Splitting Cloud Sect. This old man actually had such a precious Heaven and Earth Ring! Just who was he?
“Could it be that this old man is an elder of that powerful sect, the master of Lin Xue’er?”
Everyone had the same thought in their hearts, but in the next moment, they personally rejected this conjecture. This was because if he came, Lin Xue’er would definitely be present as well. Therefore, they guessed that the old man was probably just one of the sect’s followers.
If a follower could own a Heaven & Earth Ring, then how strong was that old man?
When Ye Xuan saw the capabilities of this old man, his heart trembled. He suddenly regretted it a little and felt that his price had dropped. However, since the price had already been announced, there was no point in regretting it. Immediately, he walked over, took the jade bottle, and handed over the marriage contract in his hand.
The old man took the marriage contract and a powerful spirit energy suddenly gushed out from his right hand, instantly shattering it. Right now, Ye Xuan and Lin Xue’er did not have any relationship at all, but the former did not regret at all. After all, he had only met Lin Xue’er once.
Even though Lin Xue’er looked like a Heavenly Immortal, she was still nothing more than a piece of trash. With the size of Cloud City, he could definitely find a lady that could compare to her.