Chapter 150: I Am Also Very Helpless
Translator: YHHH Editor: Book_Hoarder
The window and the door on the second level were still broken. To date, he hasn’t handled this issue yet and simply used a blanket to seal the gap up.
Previously, when the empress had been here, he didn’t have time to handle this, and as such, he ought to settle this problem now.
Ren Baqian changed into another set of clothes, considered whether he should delete the data from the surveillance camera and directly took the hard disk out from the monitor to destroy it. He was ready to head out and dispose it into a river.
Fortunately, his parents had not reported his disappearance to the police the previous time. Otherwise, the footage which had been recorded, would definitely cause huge trouble.
Nowadays, Ren Baqian was no longer eager to investigate the reason for his ability to teleport. In any case, he wouldn’t be able to find out the reason now. Later on, only after his strength had increased, he would see if he was able to find out the reason or not.
On that fateful day, at the split second he teleported and when the empress suddenly appeared and grabbed him, he could sense that people with a similar strength to that of the empress could somewhat sense that he teleported.
In that case, when his strength had reached that stage, his perception might be a little clearer by then.
He just didn’t know if he would have a day like that or not.
Ren Baqian went out and got his sim card. Then, he went to buy two mobile phones.
The other phone was prepared for the empress. If she were to come to this world again, this phone ought to come in handy.
Otherwise, it would be terrifying if he lost her one day.
As a matter of fact, on the third day that the empress was here, Ren Baqian brought her to a shopping mall. He made a trip to the washroom, and when he came out and discovered that the empress was gone, his heart almost stopped beating.
Luckily, it was just a false alarm. The empress was in a shop that was just by the side.
But, this incident gave him a reminder.
In future, if she came over again, he couldn’t actually use a rope to leash her waist.
After settling the sim card and the mobile phone, Ren Baqian made a call to his family. In any case, he still remembered his parent’s phone number.
As for Chen Qing’s calls, he would use WeChat to contact him later on. Even if he couldn’t retrieve the contact info of the other people, it wouldn’t matter. Anyway, he didn’t really keep in contact with them.
“Sigh, your father will always support you regardless of what type of woman you like.”
As Ren Baqian listened to his father’s words, even though he had nothing to say, he still felt warmth in his heart.”
“So long as you don’t bring a man home it will be fine.”
Ren Baqian almost spat out a mouthful of blood.
It has been half a month yet they are still poking fun on this topic?
“I conveniently said it the previous time, just don’t get mum to rush me anymore and it will be okay.”
“Precisely. It’s because you said it so readily that’s why it was scary.” His father continued to nag, “I almost got a heart attack because of you.”
“Anyway, when are you going to bring that young lady back home to meet us?”
After informing his parents that he was safe, he planned to estimate the price of the few pieces of gemstones and find a place to sell them.
He sat in his car and used his phone to search the web for quite some time, only to find out that it was much more troublesome than what he had expected.
As he didn’t have any certificate of origin, big organizations as well as companies that comply with standard regulations wouldn’t accept these gemstones.
Some people had their own channel to sell and did not need to consider this aspect. But, in his own hands, these goods were no different from stolen property apart from the fact that there wasn’t an owner who lost something.
On the other hand, there were some small companies he could consider. But, these gemstones would definitely not fetch a good price if brought to these companies to assess their price.
After surfing the net for more than half the day, he found all kinds of random information and only a few were valuable to him.
Ren Baqian closed the web page and thought for a while. He still had to find Chen Qing. At the very least, with Chen Qing’s status, his social network would definitely be somewhat wider. Perhaps, he would have a channel for him to sell these gemstones.
He sent Chen Qing a message and after a short while, Chen Qing gave him a call, “Oh, Eight Thousand Years Old didn’t go dating today. Why did you think of me today?”
“Where are you? Let’s have a meal this afternoon,” Ren Baqian said.
“I’m at the law firm. I have been so busy lately that my feet don’t even touch the ground. I’m currently preparing information for a legal case. Let’s meet at the lobby of my law firm. There is a restaurant that’s not bad over there. Give me a call when you arrive.”
Ren Baqian could hear the tapping sounds of a keyboard from the other end of the line.
One hour later, Ren Baqian arrived at the lobby of the law firm where Chen Qing worked and gave him a call. After five minutes had passed, he saw Chen Qing scurrying over. Chen Qing immediately pulled open the car door and sat in the front passenger seat.
“So busy lately? It is so rare to see Young Master Chen like that.”
“I have no choice. Someone who is going to get married has to support his entire family.”
Ren Baqian looked at him with disdain. Chen Qing’s annual wage wasn’t even enough to cover his monthly spending.
Didn’t he feel guilty when he said that?
If you really want to support your family, all you have to do is to go back and take over your father’s business.
“Why, what do you want to see me about?” Chen Qing asked.
“Let’s talk at the restaurant.”
After a short while, the both of them were seated at a private room in the restaurant. Ren Baqian fished out two red and three green gemstones and placed them on the table.
“Help me find out if there’s any way to sell them.”
“Where did you get them from? Are they stolen property? Or did you rob a tomb when you went to the mountain a few days ago? Don’t forget that I work in law.” Chen Qing briefly glanced at the gemstones on the table and wasn’t in a rush to inspect them in detail. On the contrary, he jokingly said two sentences about the gemstones.
“They are clean. It’s just that I’m unable to reveal the origin of them. That’s the reason why I came to look for you.”
Listening to what Ren Baqian said, Chen Qing took the gemstones one by one, placed them in his hand and carefully studied. The two rubies were the size of a thumbnail. In addition, it was obvious that each had been polished as the color was a deep-red, as if it was a ball of flame. Holding it against the light, it’s interior was extremely limpid, and only the edge had a slight crack.
There was not a huge difference in the size of the two rubies. Additionally, their level of purity was quite similar.
As for the emeralds, they had a dark-green luster, and their purity level was also superb. But, they were slightly lacking when compared to the two previous rubies.
“I don’t really know much. But, I have seen quite a number of gemstones in the past. The worth of these gemstones shouldn’t be low. I can actually help you to get in touch with someone to sell them. However, because the origin is unknown, the other party may push down the price.” Chen Qing placed the few pieces of gemstones in front of Ren Baqian after explaining.
“Understood.” Ren Baqian nodded. He hadn’t even considered selling the gemstones at the market rate. As long as he could sell them off at a good enough price, it would be all right.
Chen Qing saw that he understood and knew that this would be easy to handle. He then dialed a number, chatted a few sentences before saying, “Fatty Xu, I have a brother that has a few gemstones that he wants to sell. Come over and take a look.”
After which, Chen Qing read out the address and hung up the call.
“Keep them first. Let’s talk about it again when Fatty Xu arrives,” Chen Qing told Ren Baqian.
After keeping it in for some time, Chen Qing hesitated before speaking to Ren Baqian, “The last time, I saw you together with a woman…”
Ren Baqian immediately looked at him from the side of his eyes. “It couldn’t be that you actually waited for me in the neighborhood to go out?”
“The facts aren’t important,” Chen Qing dismissed. Then, he said to Ren Baqian seriously, “That woman is indeed gorgeous. Her family background shouldn’t be ordinary. I can see it in with just one glance. She wasn’t raised in a small and ordinary family. Even the average official’s family wouldn’t be able to produce a woman like her, only those at the big shot level would be able to do so.
You can also be considered accomplished. Putting aside other factors, when the black mud cream hits the market, your value of hundreds of millions won’t run away. But, in the eyes of some people, you are no different from any ordinary person.
My point in saying this is that in our country, we still care about couples being well-matched in term of social status. Your status is too big of a difference from hers. Even though fate has brought you two together during this period of time, do not fall too deep into commitment.”
“Thanks,” Ren Baqian spoke. Even though Chen Qing’s words weren’t pleasant to hear, but for him to say such things, Chen Qing indeed treated him as a friend, and as such, Chen Qing only said those words out of goodwill to warn him.
He couldn’t help but to say that Chen Qing’s eyes were indeed malicious. He only took a glance from afar yet he could know so much.
Yes, couples should be well-matched in terms of social status.
But, I’m also very helpless. I was snatched into the palace okay?