Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 685
Chapter 685: Betting On Heart Of Rose
Tang Lingyun reacted and immediately roared, “How is my sister ugly?”
Qiao Xi raised her eyebrows. It seemed that Tang Lingyun knew very well in her heart that Miss Tang Ruge looked very ordinary. She just looked a little more scholarly, so she appeared indifferent and elegant.
Tang Ruge’s expression darkened. Tang Lingyun shouted, “Cut the crap! Are you going to bet or not?! If you lose, I want this woman’s necklace!”
The necklace Qiao Xi was wearing was Xia Yunqiu’s relic, the Heart of Rose. Previously, when Old Madam Yin came, she had instructed her to wear this necklace.
Legend had it that a wisp of the soul of a deceased relative remained in the Heart of Rose. When the wearer was in danger, this final wisp of the soul could ensure their safety. Old Madam Yin believed that Xia Yunqiu’s soul in heaven would definitely protect Xi Xi, so she asked Qiao Xi to wear this necklace.
The ruby on the Heart of Rose was too eye-catching. Qiao Xi did not want to attract trouble, so she would put the necklace under her clothes, revealing only the platinum chain that was embedded with diamonds.
The Tang sisters were socialites from the capital. They could naturally tell that this necklace was expensive. The necklace of Heart of Rose was made with exquisite craftsmanship. Not only was it inlaid with diamonds, but it also seemed firm. A special material had been added to it. Under the sunlight, it even emitted a faint pink glow like a rose in full bloom.
Such a chain was already expensive, not to mention that stunning ruby. Tang Lingyun’s eyes were red with greed.
Qiao Xi smiled lightly. Didn’t they say that the Tang family was cultured and had always looked down on businessmen who reeked of money? But it turned out that the Tang family’s young miss also liked expensive necklaces.
Tang Lingyun provoked Qiao Xi, saying, “It’s fine if you’re unwilling! I don’t think you dare take the bet!”
Gu Yao looked at Qiao Xi in embarrassment. He had naturally heard that Qiao Xi had a priceless necklace. He couldn’t care less about his dignity now. “Then—”
“No problem.” Qiao Xi interrupted him and said casually, “I’ll bet with you.”
Tang Ruge revealed a calm smile, while Tang Lingyun had a victorious smile on her face.
Qiao Xi stroked her hair and said indifferently, “Since it’s a bet, then both parties naturally have to offer something. Miss Tang wants my precious necklace, but what do you plan on offering if I win?”
Gu Yao was furious. “Yes! You said that you want to use this necklace for the bet, so you should take out something of equal value, Miss Tang. Otherwise, it’s unfair!”
Everyone present was an expert, so they were naturally able to discern that Qiao Xi’s necklace was expensive. With this kind of craftsmanship, the necklace was probably worth hundreds of millions.
Tang Ruge smiled gently. “I’m really sorry. No one in the Tang family is in the business field, so our wealth is naturally inferior to yours. We don’t have anything valuable to offer either.”
Gu Yao snorted. “What do you mean by that? You want us to take out a sky-high price for this bet, but you’re unwilling to do the same. Do you wish to earn easy money?! And you say you’re cultured? How shameless!”
Everyone was originally on the Tang family’s side, but in this matter, it was indeed Miss Tang’s fault. Even if she could not take out something of equal value, she had to take out something precious. Otherwise, it would be equivalent to bullying!
Tang Ruge was not nervous and smiled helplessly. “My Tang family doesn’t have any jewelry. In terms of value, the ancient painting ‘Eternal Winter Snow’ that my father bought is the most precious. Although this painting isn’t as valuable as the necklace, it’s still worth 30 million. Miss Qiao, what do you think?”
Gu Yao was still dissatisfied. How could a 30 million painting compare to Qiao Xi’s necklace that was worth hundreds of millions?
Unexpectedly, Qiao Xi agreed without the slightest hesitation. “Alright.”
Gu Yao hurriedly pulled Qiao Xi’s hand and took a few steps back. He said in a low voice, “Qiao Xi! Are you crazy?! It’s a bet with no chance of winning. You’re offering up Heart of Rose while she’s offering a lousy painting. It’s too big of a loss!”
Qiao Xi smiled meaningfully. “Who said I don’t have a chance of winning?”
Seeing that she was so confident, Gu Yao immediately beamed. “Gu Zheng knows the top porcelain master in the world, right? So you’re going to ask him for help?”
Qiao Xi said, “Nope.”
The smile on Gu Yao’s face vanished instantly. “What kind of husband is Gu Zheng?! He can’t help at all! What should I do?! I’ve already bragged about it, so is it too late to go back on my word now? You can leave first later. I’ll go confront them. I’m shameless anyway, so it’s fine if they scold me. You can’t lose Heart of Rose to them!”