Supernatural Rebirth Genius Girl Diviner - 68
It was finally time for the grand finale of the auction – The Han Dynasty’s Three-Legged Jade Phoenix Incense Burner.
Everyone was looking forward to it. Even if they couldn’t bid, witnessing the auction process of this treasure was still exciting and a feast for the eyes.
The auctioneer announced the starting bid of $2 million. Each bid would be in increments of $100,000. A lot of expectant people sharply inhaled.
“$2.1 million!” Yang Jianming started bidding first. And he even looked meaningfully at everyone present to express that he was the son of the Municipal Committee Secretary who fancied the Jade Phoenix Incense Burner. They shouldn’t fight with him.
Most people who wanted to survive in A City understood and wouldn’t bid. But those out-of-towners ignored him. Not to mention, those who were at this auction hall had their own strong backgrounds.
“$2.2 million,” Murong Yuqing bid. He was in the jade business. This jade incense burner could be the treasure of his store, so he naturally didn’t want to miss out on it.
Yang Jianming was very unhappy seeing him fighting with him, but he was helpless. His father had once warned him that there was one person in A City whom he could not casually offend. And that person was Murong Yuqing. Although he seemed to have built his fortune on gambling stones, his background was not so simple. He had cards in his hands that Yang Jianming could not fathom.
“$2.3 million!” Yang Jianming continued bidding.
Murong Yuqing also bid. The bid was finally at $5 million. Other bidders had backed out, leaving only him and Yang Jianming.
Yang Jianming was starting to sweat, but he was very unwilling to give up. A fortune teller had once told him that if he placed the Jade Phoenix Incense Burner at home, it would make the women at home have the future of an Empress.
This was a great temptation for the Yang family. It represented that their officialdom would be on a higher level and they could be directly promoted to the central government. Even if that didn’t happen, a daughter from the Yang family could still become the first lady.
Therefore, he was determined to win. But unexpectedly, he encountered Murong Yuqing, who was so insensitive.
Yang Zimei saw that the price was soon about to surpass the price that Yang Jianming had in his mind. She began to worry that this thing would be won by Murong Yuqing rather than Yang Jianming.
“Mr. Song, tell Mr. Murong give it up.” She whispered to Song Xuan. Her voice just happened to spread to Murong Yuqing’s ears.
Song Xuan looked puzzled at her. His relationship with Murong Yuqing wasn’t that good.
Murong Yuqing slightly turned over. He coincidentally met her clear and dark eyes. His mind slightly froze. He inexplicably put down the bidding card in his hands.
“$5.1 million going once.” The auctioneer shouted.
“$5.1 million going twice.”
“Sold at $5.1 million!” The auctioneer looked very happy. “Congratulations to this gentleman for successfully purchasing this Three-Legged Jade Phoenix Incense Burner for $5.1 million.”
He finally obtained it. Yang Jianming was overjoyed. He stood up and waved his card to show off his victory.
He had heard Yang Zimei tell Song Xuan to dissuade Murong Yuqing from bidding earlier. He thought she was helping him.
When the auction ended, everyone dispersed with their own auctioned items.
Yang Zimei had to wait for Huo Wenhua and told Song Xuan to leave first, while she stayed behind.
Murong Yuqing came over. His long and narrow phoenix eyes looked at her. “Can you give me a reason?”
Yang Zimei lightly smiled. “The reason that it’s not good for you!”
“How so?” Murong Yuqing always felt that the faint smile on her face was very enigmatic. It seemed to hide some secret, which made people want to impulsively discover it.
Yang Zimei smiled and didn’t answer. At this time, Huo Wenhua, who was being greeted by other people, came over. His tone was very respectful. “I’m sorry, Little Master. I’ve made you wait.”
“Excuse me.” Yang Zimei nodded to Murong Yuqing and left with Huo Wenhua.
Little Master? Murong Yuqing thought puzzled about this address. Could it be that her identification of antiques was on such a high level that she obtained Song Xuan’s life teachings to be addressed as a “Master” by someone like Huo Wenhua?
Maybe she didn’t let him bid on that Jade Incense Burner because it was a fake?