Transmigrated into the Cannon Fodder’s Daughter - Chapter 38.2
It was six in the morning when Li Xiao returned home from the ghost town. Tonight, she had bought a superfluous amount of items, making her extraordinarily satisfied: iron soaked in demon blood for a millennium, pure cinnabar, coffin plates, and snakeskin that could resist spells. She had also replenished her stock of basic yellow paper and other materials.
Since most of the stall-owners preferred haggling, Li Xiao was reluctant to use all of her Qi. Instead, she used the talismans she had drawn to purchase the various goods. Fortunately, her talismans were high-quality, so the stall-owners were willing to accept the trade. Tomorrow night, she would have to revisit the market to buy another board of higher quality from the red corpse.
Although Li Xiao had Cang Ming haggle the price for her, she had still spent almost all the inventory she had on hand. She had to admit, although Cang Ming looked gentle and harmless, he was a master haggler.
Cang Ming was like the cold iron Li Xiao liked. When necessary, he hardened his front to help Li Xiao cut the price from five strands of Qi to two. By the end of it, the stall-owner was wallowing in tears and the two had to quickly leave the stall.
Because Cang Ming had helped Li Xiao save quite a bit of money, her impression of him improved. However, she wasn’t able to see Cang Ming’s true personality in just one night. But his breath was fresh, meaning he wasn’t an evil demon.
Li Xiao took out the yellow paper and cinnabar and drew talismans. Because the materials were of higher quality, the quality of the talisman improved as well.
When the drawing was completed, Li Xiao fell asleep.
Before school started, Li Xiao finished her weapon made of the coffin plate of the red corpse’s father. She turned the plate into a wooden stick inlaid with dragon scales that could draw Qi. Li Xiao also used cold iron to cut the snakeskin and wrap the wooden stick.
No ordinary human could touch it. If they did and didn’t retract their hand in time, they would eventually become a zombie of the lowest class.
Li Xiao wouldn’t casually use this weapon.
When people became busy, time passed by faster. Soon, school started, and Li Xiao officially experienced the so-called university life. In the original owner’s first year of college, she would often skip classes and seldom interacted with her classmates. Hence, even if Li Xiao’s personality had changed a little, no one would notice.
Li Xiao wasn’t bullied by her classmates like she thought she would be. Instead, they treated her politely. At most, a teacher would look at her a few times during roll call because she hadn’t skipped class for several days in a row.
After pondering over it, Li Xiao understood the reason. Although the Li family was enduring difficult times, a skinny camel was still larger than a horse. In the public’s eyes, Li Nanjue was still a rich man and any of Li Xiao’s bags was probably more than the average person’s yearly salary.
The peaceful college life was nice. Given that she didn’t really know her classmates well, Li Xiao typically ate lunch with Jiang Tiantian at noon. Jiang Tiantian wasn’t a talkative girl, which made her feel slightly offstandish. But when Li Xiao remembered Jiang Tiantian was a fan of the sparrow spirit, she couldn’t help but feel that Jiang Tiantian was rather cute.
What surprised her was that Jiang Tiantian was in the same class as Quan Yisen, but she hadn’t seen him once in the past few days.
“My mother told me he went to the Fide Auction,” Jiang Tiantian explained.
Li Xiao immediately recalled the necklace she had taken to the auction. Did Quan Yisen go to the auction to buy back his necklace?
Even if Quan Yisen came knocking on Li Xiao’s door, she had nothing to fear. Li Qianfei gave her the necklace, so Li Xiao could do whatever she wanted with it.
As it turned out, Li Xiao’s guess wasn’t far from the truth.
That night, Jiang Chao called Li Xiao to tell her about what had happened. Quan Yisen ended up using 2.8 billion to buy the necklace. After deducting taxes, Li Xiao would receive 2.66 billion.
After a moment of silence, Li Xiao said, “Just donate the money to charity.”
【Are you sure? It’s not a small amount of money.】
Li Xiao determinedly said, “Donate it. I’m not short of money right now.”
Li Xiao usually had Li Nanjue cover her expenses, and she hadn’t even started spending the one billion Ren Shaotang gave her, let alone the assets she owned. Of course, Li Xiao wouldn’t touch the portion belonging to the original Li Xiao, but even then, she wasn’t short of money.
Well, just think of donating to charity as accumulating merit for herself. Anyway, even if Li Xiao ran out of money, she would still be able to quickly make money.
After making the decision, Li Xiao put everything behind her.
The necklace was back in Quan Yisen’s hands, so why would he come to find Li Xiao?
As it turned out, you can never be too surer, or you’ll get slapped in the face.
As soon as Li Xiao entered the school on Friday morning, Li Xiao noticed a change in the school. The entire campus was filled with the aroma of roses, and roses spanned as far as the eye could see.
There were all kinds of roses: Carola, blue roses, Song of the Sea flowers, champagne roses. The original flowers on campus were replaced by these expensive-looking roses.
Li Xiao frowned. The roses were beautiful, but they were just roses. After a while, you would get tired of looking at them. Although the flowers in the school weren’t expensive, they were well taken care of and pleasing to the sight.
Surrounding whispers and rumors drifted into Li Xiao’s ears.
“I heard that all of these roses were flown in from overseas last night.”
“That must have cost a lot of money. Isn’t he worried about wasting all of his family’s money?”
“He’s the world’s richest man. This much money is just a drop in the bucket.”
“Quan Yisen is so rich. He’s chasing girls so flamboyantly. I wonder which lucky girl is going to fly up the branch and turn into a phoenix?”
Li Xiao’s heart skipped a beat. What did Quan Yisen want? A suitor? Did he go to the wrong school? He should have gone to the school next door to pursue Li Qianfei, his true love.
Li Xiao lifted her foot and was about to walk toward the school building when a low voice made her stop.
Glimmering under the sunlight, Quan Yisen slowly walked toward her holding a necklace in his hand which sparkled under the sunlight.
Li Xiao silently looked at Quan Yisen, and she was reminded of the sparrow spirit’s novel. According to the novel, some big CEOs would deliberately make women fall in love with him and then ruthlessly abandon her as a way to take revenge.
Although Li Xiao believed the method of revenge was rather silly when she read about it, she didn’t rule out the possibility that Quan Yisen might be using the same tactic. Did Quan Yisen realize that she was the one who took the necklace to the action? Did he want to take revenge on her because of that? Other than that, there was no other reason why Quan Yisen would be interested in her.
She refused to fall for his tactics!
***This was translated by Centinni***
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