Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-60
Seeing that the auction was about to end, Xiao Yan found an excuse to
After carefully leaving the auction floor, Xiao Yan walked along a nearby
street for a little bit. He made his way towards a secluded corner and
donned the big, black cloak he had previously purchased. Wrapping himself
up in the bulky cloak inhibited his movements, so he could only slowly
return to the auction floor.
Ever since Ya Fei had identified him as a 4th tier alchemist, she had
stationed an informant on the auction floor to watch for any signs of the
mysterious man… Consequently, as soon as Xiao Yan arrived, there was
already a delicate and pretty maiden that had been waiting who led him to
the back and carefully waited on him.
Silently sitting in his chair, Xiao Yan lifted the teacup on the table to
his lips and took a sip. He took a quick glimpse at the timid maiden next
to him and faintly nodded his head. The voice of an old man could be
heard even though Xiao Yan’s lips never moved: “How much longer until
the auction ends?”
“Ah!” The sudden question made the maiden jump. Xiao Yan, enshrouded
behind a large black cloak, was given a concealed look by the girl. She
then, with a pale face, tightly clenched her small hands and nervously
replied., “Sir, the auction has already ended; Ya Fei is handling the
Xiao Yan couldn’t help but feel puzzled when he saw the maiden; she
looked like a startled hare. He wasn’t that scary, was he? Reluctant to
accept that possibility, he shook his head and continued in silence.
Standing to the side with her head bowed, the girl looked at the once
again silent Xiao Yan and secretly let out a breath. She had been warned
by Master Gu Ni, when she had taken on this task, to never hesitate to
satisfy any request this mysterious person may have –even if that
request was to do something ‘extra’.
Having worked at the auction floor for a year, the young girl obviously
understood what these ‘extra tasks’ would require. This was why,
everytime Xiao Yan spoke, she would shiver from head to toe. She was
afraid that this mysterious man might request one of those… ‘extra
The girl stood trembling for about 10 minutes, after which footsteps
could be heard outside the door. She was finally able to relax a little
“Oh, sir, you arrived really early. Xue Li should’ve entertained you
properly right?” Ya Fei’s serpentine waist swayed and she released an
alluring demeanor as she slowly walked into the room. Her curvy figure
could make men with little self-control feel fiery impulses.
“Succubus…” His heart once again cried out. Xiao Yan withdrew
backwards, and lightly nodded.
Watching Xiao Yan nod, the maiden standing to the side once again
released a breath. She respectfully bowed and quickly left.
Seeing that Xiao Yan’s appearance had no trace of dissatisfaction, Ya
Fei felt relieved. She gave him a smile that contained heaven’s charm.
Her smile gave Xiao Yan an electrifying jolt. When interacting with this
enchantress, Xiao Yan didn’t dare let down his guard. Under the cloak,
he stroked the unadorned black ring, hurriedly handing over the
responsibility of speaking to Yao Lao.
“Has the auction ended?”
“Yes.” Ya Fei wore a smiling expression as she nodded her snow white
chin. Ya Fei waved her hand and a light blue jade card appeared in her
hand. She laughed, “Sir, these 7 foundation elixirs, all together
auctioned off for 285,000 gold coins. After deducting taxes, the rest of
the money is on this card.”
Xiao Yan reached forward and took the card. It rested comfortably in his
hand and was clearly expensive to make. He lightly caressed the jade card
Looking at the pair of young and fair palms, Ya Fei once again had a
“This price is beyond my expectations. I am very satisfied…”
Yao Lao’s voice made Ya Fei feel pleased. She quickly discarded any
strange thoughts. Staring with her alluring eyes, she pursed her rosy
lips and laughed, “If you still want to auction medicine later, please
come to the Primer Auction House; we will definitely strive to get you
the best price.”
Nodding his head, Xiao Yan put away the jade card. After a slight
hesitation, Yao Lao’s voiced inquired, “The ingredients I requested,
did you find them?”
Her long and narrow eyebrows bent in a beautiful arc, Ya Fei lightly
laughed. The lovable tone made Xiao Yan feel somewhat pleasantly
“Yes, our auction house naturally fulfilled your request.”
Ya Fei clapped her hands, and Gu Ni personally stepped forward holding a
jade plate. Then he stopped by Xiao Yan’s side and bowed. He carefully
placed the jade plate onto the table and laughed, “Sir, the ingredients
you have requested are all here.”
Xiao Yan’s eyes lit up in happiness when he looked at the plate full of
ingredients beside him. This auction house’s power was nothing small.
If he were to try and buy these ingredients himself, he would have wasted
a lot of time and energy. But here, this auction house was able to gather
everything in a single day. This left Xiao Yan overjoyed at his
“Hmm, sorry for the trouble…” Seeing all the materials for Qi
Refining Powder gathered, even Yao Lao’s indifferent voice grew a
Having interacted with many people at the auction floor for many years,
Ya Fei was naturally able to distinguish Yao Lao’s softer tone. She was
pleasantly surprised. This transaction was the right decision!
“I don’t want to take advantage of you. The money for these
ingredients; subtract it from this card.”
Seeing that Xiao Yan was about to bring out the card again, Ya Fei
immediately laughed, “Sir, we obtained these ingredients internally.
The price is much cheaper compared to what you would find outside. Your
two auctions gained a lot of reputation for our auction house. How could
we dare take money for these things?”
“Fine, let’s do it your way. If I need more ingredients in the
future, I will exchange pills with you.” Nodding his head, the astute
Yao Lao understood that she wanted to create a good relationship. Not
wanting to argue with her, Xiao Yan carefully picked up the jade plate
and stored its contents away.
“Okay, I have other business to attend to and will not stay any
Seeing that everything had been stored, Xiao Yan stood up. He shook his
hands and headed directly outside.
“Sir, Ya Fei will accompany you.” Ya Fei winked at Gu Ni. The two of
them stepped forward to lead the way.
Xiao Yan followed these two auction managers who graciously led the way
and walked out of the back room. He raised his head and slowed down.
As they were leaving the back room, a group of three people across the
auction floor also emerged. Sweeping his eyes over the three people, Xiao
Yan couldn’t help but nervously tug on his cloak. He realized that the
person in the middle was his father Xiao Zhan.
“Please don’t let him see me…” Prayed Xiao Yan.