The servant scratched his head and said with a red face, somewhat embarrassed, “I’m not working hard.”
Wen Qi Qi was just about to say something else, but she noticed Gu Lin Chao’s cold looking gaze.
“Let’s go.” Gu Lin Chao’s voice was low and cold.
Wen Qi Qi was a bit confused.
Why did he seem so upset?
She shrugged her shoulders and quickly followed him out.
Today was a sunny day. The sun shone brightly and there were more pedestrians on the streets. The streets were lined with stalls of all kinds, and the vendors were shouting and selling vigorously.
When she arrived at the store where Gu Lin Chao had exchanged the wooden comb, Wen Qi Qi saw the owner quickly tucking the jade pendant he was playing with into his sleeve.
Her eyes flashed and she said with a sobbing face, “Boss, my husband just gave you his ancestral jade pendant, didn’t he?”
That boss smiled. He quickly looked at Gu Lin Chao who didn’t speak beside her, and his heart suddenly became defensive, “I, I don’t know what you’re talking about?” The hand subconsciously clenched the sleeve.
The jade pendant that this gentleman just gave him was definitely very valuable and not something that ordinary people could have.
Wen Qi Qi had already known that he would definitely deny it.
She sighed, “Don’t be nervous, the jade pendant is given to you, we can’t ask for it back. It’s just that we’ve been stranded in this town, and we’re already penniless, so can you do us a favour and give us some money? Because we are going to leave in a while, but because of the lack of money, we are staying here.”
With a sad face, she wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes with a handkerchief.
When the boss heard that they would be leaving soon, he was so happy in his heart that he could not wait for them to leave here immediately and never come back. In this way, the jade pendant can become his completely. When the time comes, he will take it to sell it and exchange it for a luxurious mansion to live in. Yes, his store should also be expanded some more ……
Thinking of the beautiful vision of the future, the boss pretended to sigh, “For the sake of you guys being so pitiful, I will give you one tael of silver ……”
“Boss.” Wen Qi Qi interrupted, “One tael of silver really won’t last long, if we take that jade pendant to the pawn store ……”
“I’ll give you five taels of silver.” The boss was busy saying. When the jade pendant is sold, not to mention five taels, it could be sold for 5,000 taels, and in contrast, five taels of silver is nothing.
Wen Qi Qi sighed and suddenly whispered: “I’m not going to hide from the boss, my husband and I actually eloped from our family. We planned to find a place to hide and not be found by our family for the rest of our lives. But I didn’t expect that my husband got sick on the way and spent all the money he brought with him.
The remaining jade pendant, he handed over to you. We are now penniless, I’m afraid we will not last long, when our families find us, not only do we have to go back, even the jade pendant also ……
After all, that is my grandfather’s family’s ancestral jade pendant. It is valued by the elders of the family and they will certainly come to ask for it back when the time comes. Although our family is not a very rich and noble family, but there are also elders in the court as officials ……”
Hearing this, the boss shuddered and re-assessed Gu Lin Chao and Wen Qi Qi.
Seeing that the two of them are extraordinary, he thought that they came from noble origins.
Yes, to have that kind of precious jade pendant, how can it be an ordinary family?
He immediately hesitated.
Should he return this jade pendant?
After all, he is just an ordinary person, if he messes with a powerful and noble family ……
Edited by EllieKit