Chapter 156: President Chen’s sapphire (1)
When he heard Su Yaya talking to someone, Chen Xiuqi also turned around to see who it was. Sister Hui hurriedly smiled at him. “It’s been a while, President Chen.”
He looked at her face and raised an eyebrow. Who was she again? Sister Hui met his gaze and gripped her handbag tighter as her heart began to race. Did he remember her? She had interviewed him just two months ago.
Unfortunately for her, Chen Xiuqi had forgotten. He could tell that she looked a little familiar, but he had no idea where she was from. Luckily, he was used to dealing with things like this. He gave her a polite nod and turned back around.
Did he really just turn his back on her like that?
Sister Hui stared at his back with her mouth agape. She had a whole stomach of words ready but was cut off after only one sentence!
She turned to Su Yaya who returned her look with a polite smile. There was no other meaning to it, but in Sister Hui’s eyes, it seemed like Su Yaya was mocking her. Unbeknownst to Su Yaya, Sister Hui became a little unhappy with her.
Fortunately, just in time, the host announced the start of the charity dinner. Several donations were made to the auction and the money would go towards treatment for disabled children.
Su Yaya didn’t know anything about the auction other than that, but knowing it was for a good cause, she made sure to pay close attention to it.
The first item was a landscape painting by Master Wu. Su Yaya didn’t recognize the name and paid attention to the bidders instead.
There were people who liked to collect paintings. The bidding went back and forth with the price increasing by 100,000 each time. After a while, a man with a pudgy face finally won the painting for 1.2 million.
Several more items were sold off in succession, including a Shoushan stone carving provided by the Film Emperor and a limited-edition handbag from the Film Empress.
Chen Xiuqi seemed uninterested in everything and didn’t bid at all.
When it finally came time for the finale, the last item was revealed to be a 6.25-carat Kashmir sapphire from a mysterious person.
It was shown on the big screen. The sapphire was flawless, dazzling, anyone could tell it was the best of its kind. When Su Yaya saw it, her eyes immediately lit up.
A scene from the novel suddenly flashed in her mind. In it, Chen Xiuqi attended a charity dinner and won a sapphire for several million yuan. Later on, he proposed to An Yutong using a ring cut from that same sapphire. This must be the one!
Chen Xiuqi saw her staring at the sapphire while she was immersed in thinking. Should she try to persuade him to bid for the sapphire?
Chen Xiuqi had noticed her excitement and curiosity during the entire auction. However, he could tell that none of those items had caught her eye. It was only this sapphire that made her eyes lit up the moment she saw it. Her taste wasn’t bad!
Chen Xiuqi asked her in a whisper, “Do you like that sapphire?”
By now, she had already decided to persuade him. She sincerely wished that he would buy it and use it to propose to An Yutong. Then, the two could live happily ever after.
Su Yaya nodded. “Of course. It’s so beautiful, what woman wouldn’t like it?”
And An Yutong would love it. Buy it so you can use it to propose to her!