Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-54
Chapter 054 You Want The Big One, I Want The Small One
“Miss Dugu, aren’t you putting too high an evaluation on yourself?”
Jun Xie could not help himself as he blurted out, stabbing Dugu Xiaoyi
with those words. “If I had wanted to find a female companion, I would
have gone to the Soapy Rouge Establishment. The number of beauties there
is nothing to laugh about. Not to mention, those beauties are tender
and… eeouch!!!” Dugu Xiaoyi’s pretty white face turned furious, her
delicate hands twisted Jun Xie’s arms, her pair of beautiful eyes
stared at him as she asked, each words spoken with emphasis. “What…
Did… You… Say?”
“A gentlemen fight with words and not their hands!” Jun Xie said in a
stern and righteous manner. With a bitter face, he continued. “Elder
sister, please go easy on me, there is no need to tire your delicate
hands on my account.”
“Hmph! Speak up! What ulterior motives do you have for following me?
Speak quickly! If you do not, then I cannot guarantee the safety of your
ears,” Dugu Xiaoyi did not loosen her grip at all.
Jun Xie was well aware that this little girl was a woman of her words,
having no fear for consequences. Turning around, Jun Xie smiled.
“Wasn’t Miss Dugu planning to buy a piece of iron? Since that is the
case… how about if this little brother help you buy it?”
“You?” Dugu Xiaoyi suddenly recalled that Jun Xie had won so much
precious treasures back then but had not given her any at all. Thinking
about it, her heart became annoyed and her anger flared up. “Obviously
you are the one who should pay for it! Back then, the both of us
partnered together and won so much money, but you haven’t given me my
share! If not for my good luck, could you have won so much? Since you
have won so much precious stuff thanks to my luck, then you might as well
take this opportunity to repay me.” After saying that, she suddenly
laughed. She held out her hands, using it to make a measurement as her
cute pair of teeth became exposed. “I want to make a short sword, about
this length… It will be a very thin one, one that I can keep hidden in
my sleeve. It is good, don’t you think so?”
Jun Xie’s heart perspired; this little girl sure can talk. All she did
was become a witness. She played across the board, winning twenty
thousand silver liangs, after which she snatched up at least a hundred
silver liangs worth of bills. Now, her role had suddenly transformed into
that of a partner, and all that happened only occurred because of her
good luck… In order to create a small knife, she wanted the whole piece
of Meteoric Iron. What would one call the act of destroying a precious
treasure? This little girl here could be considered a standard example…
The piece of Meteoric Iron was approximately the size of two basketballs.
Its entire body exuded a strange colour, seemingly similar to the special
colour exuded by aluminium alloy from Jun Xie’s past life. However, it
was clearly more pure in quality; it also sported irregular patterns on
its surface. With just a glance, Jun Xie judged that it was of a higher
quality compared to Mysterious Iron! It was at this moment that Jun Xie
made the decision: No matter what I have to do, be it swindling or
extortion, I must obtain this piece of Meteoric Iron. Something of such
good quality could only shine when placed in this master’s hands!
“Boss, how much does this piece of scrap iron cost?” Using his legs,
Jun Xie slovenly kicked the block of basketball sized Meteoric Iron, his
mouth crooked and his eyes slanted as he asked. This caused the
middle-aged man who led him inside to become surprised. This Young Master
had just spoken with him earlier while giving off the impression of an
experienced professional, his demeanour and manner of speech calm. But
how was it that after meeting this beautiful young lady, he would
suddenly transform into such a disgusting looking person? What kind of
game was he playing?
Could this be what they call going crazy over a beauty? What a source of
calamity! Beauties are truly the root of all calamities!
“Uh, hehe, Young Master, this piece was found out…” The boss was a
slightly hunched old man.
Without waiting for him to continue, Jun Xie interrupted him in an
impatient manner. “Do not talk nonsense; all you need to do is state
your price. This Young Master has nothing but money! If something catches
my attention, then even a rotten iron would become a treasure! As for
this scrap iron, just state your price!”
“I understand,” In order to be able to open a shop within the capital
city, the boss was a man of experience. He could clearly see that the
Young Master before him was likely one of those highly prestigious
debauchees. How could someone like him provoke one of these assortments
of “demon kings”? He quickly replied. “This iron’s origin is
extraordinary. It is valued at eighty thousand silver liangs. In
addition, if Young Master and Miss here wish for us to forge it into a
weapon for you, then it would require an additional five thousand silver
“Oh? Eighty thousand liangs? So cheap? This Young Master will buy
it!” Jun Xie put on the expression of someone who had so much money
that he even forgot his own name. He then kicked another block of iron.
“What about this broken stuff?” Jun Xie radiated an overbearing aura;
however, the block of iron he indicated was no ordinary iron. It was a
piece of finely tempered steel iron, its size far outstripped that of the
Meteoric Iron, its body exuding a dark red colour.
“This is a piece of Hundred Tempered Steel Iron. Even though it is not
as good as the Meteoric Iron, it would still cost two thousand liangs,”
The boss answered almost immediately. He could clearly observe that this
senseless Young Master before him was a very impatient one. The price of
two thousand liangs was enough for at least three families to live
without worry for one whole generation. This price was indeed quite
expensive. As for the eighty thousand liangs earlier, it was simply an
astronomical amount for the common people. However, when placed before
these prodigal debauchees, this price was but a strand of hair from nine
“Not expensive, not expensive, in fact, it is quite cheap!” Jun Xie
waved his hands. “I will buy it all!” He pulled out a stack of silver
bills from his bosom. Those were none other than the winnings from the
other day. He spat out some saliva, then moistening his fingers on his
lips, he pulled out ninety thousand worth in silver bills. He slapped the
bills on his hands with a resounding “pa”. “Here is ninety thousand
liangs, no need for change!”
Dugu Xiaoyi was observing all this from the side, her face slowly changed
from a smile to disappointment. Slowly, she felt coldness appear in her
heart. A look of disgust appeared on her face; a strange sensation
filling her heart: Back then, I thought he had changed. It seems he is
still the same debauchee… Sigh!
One hand was paying money, while the other hand received the goods. Jun
Xie quickly finished the transaction for both blocks of iron. As of now,
the two blocks of iron had belonged to Jun Xie alone.
With a cold face, Dugu Xiaoyi asked. “Third Young Master Jun, since you
have paid for it, isn’t it time for you to hand over the iron to me?”
In her heart, she felt a pang of regret. If she knew that he was still
the same old person, why would she let him pay for it? In the end, it
caused her to become unhappy! If I had wanted to find someone to help me
pay for it, there are the princes, the Young Masters from the noble
families, officials’ families. Would someone like Jun Moxie get the
chance? What a loss of face! Still, Meteoric Iron is a rare material. I
might as well just put up with him a little longer!
“Indeed! That is only natural!” Jun Xie laughed. “Miss Dugu, there
are two blocks of iron here. You want the big one and I want the small
one. Am I truly honoured to be able to help Miss Dugu pay for it,
“What did you just say?” Dugu Xiaoyi was just about to head towards
the block of Meteoric Iron when she heard something wrong. She could not
help herself as her beautiful eyes widened; she almost could not believe
her own ears. “I want the big one? You want the small one?”
Did he become an idiot? The small one is the Meteoric Iron from outer
space. The big one is the Hundred Tempered Steel Iron. Even though the
quality is considerable, when compared to the Meteoric Iron, it is
basically comparing the Heavens and Earth! What do I want a normal
tempered steel iron for?
“Indeed,” Jun Xie answered naturally. “Just look, I have already
bought up those two scrap iron. But I have no need for a lot, only a
small amount is enough for me. If I am to take the big one, then it would
go to waste. As the saying goes, pink is the present for beauties.
Naturally, this big block of iron must be gifted to beauties as well.
Hehe, naturally, that beauty is none other than Miss Dugu here. Ah… Of
course, if Miss Dugu feels that it is insufficient, then I can just buy
up more for you. All of them only cost a few thousand apiece, simply
cheap stuff! How about I buy up ten of them and get a carriage to send it
over to your residence?”
Dugu Xiaoyi’s whole body suddenly shivered in rage!
She finally understood what was happening. It turned out that Jun Moxie
was also aiming for the Meteoric Iron. However, he was worried that she
would finish the transaction first. Thus, he had proposed paying for it.
And now that the transaction was done, he actually wanted to give her a
block of ordinary tempered steel iron.