Jing Lanyaos eyes were tensely focused on Gu Xijiu, "This is a serious matter, so I advise you to take off your mask and reveal yourself. Your alchemy ability is certainly brilliant. You must be someone mighty from somewhere. You should show yourself so we can be friends."
Gu Xijiu gently touched her mask with her fingers, "Are you trying to break the rules here?"
Jing Lanyao took a deep breath and said, "This matter is related to the safety of the Tianju Hall. Hence, I can no longer tolerate. If you are in any way offended, please forgive me for my shortcomings. If it is true that we have been wrong about you, we will definitely make an official and public apology to you."
Gu Xijiu laughed. "I am only following the rules. It is not a big deal for me to take off my mask, you just have to do one thing."
"Whats that?" Asked Jing Lanyao, frowning,
Gu Xijiu stretched out her hand. "Pay! 2,000 spiritual stones to see my face once!"
Jing Lanyao did not know what to respond.
The crowd was speechless.
Silently, Jing Lanyao took another deep breath. In fact, it was them who broke the rules first. However, they really had to see what she looked like.
"Alright, deal! Two thousand spiritual stones to see your face once." Jing Lanyao agreed to it. He looked at Gu Xijiu and said, "Now, can you take off your mask?"
Faintly, Gu Xijiu squinted her eyes, "Pay first; then youll get to see."
Jing Lanyao was frustrated. He took out all the spiritual stones that he had, but the amount was insufficient. He did not even have a thousand stones.
After witnessing the scene, other alchemists also chipped in, one after another. However, they only managed to raise the amount to 1,800 stones. There were 200 stones left.
Jing Lanyao placed all of the 1,800 in front of Gu Xijiu and said, "We only have these at the moment."
Gu Xijiu refuted him instantly, "Not one stone less!"
Jing Lanyao became green with rage, but he could not refute her.
The bystanders in the crowd had given in to their curiosity. Some of them who were well off helped to raise the amount by contributing two or three stones each.
Seeing such a scene, the Firmament Stone could not help but express itself, "Master, you are really good at making money! This seems like a fundraising just to pay for your revelation. You were so poor a few days ago that you did not even have a magic stone with you. No one would have ever thought that you are going to become a rich lady in just a few days."
Gu Xijiu simply smiled at it, without making further comments.
She had no other way. The mussel had been dying to feast on the meals from the Ziyun class. It had been talking about it again and again for a few days already, so she had to make enough money to fulfill its request. It was not easy to feed three big eaters.
2,000 spiritual stones were finally collected and presented to Gu Xijiu.
The stones were almost the size as beans, and the bag was quite full with 2,000 stones in it. Gu Xijiu sighed, as she put her hand into the bag to grab the stones, "Actually, we always meet each other during the day, but unfortunately, you have to pay for me to reveal myself now."
She placed the stones into her storage bag. Then, she took off her mask without extra hassle and revealed her true face.
"Hahahaha, it's so hilarious. I have never seen such a brilliant expression on Jing Lanyao's face. I think that his face must have turned completely green the moment he saw your face!" Qian Lingyu was still indulging himself in the excitement, with eyes brighter than the stars. He was so full of excitement and could not contain it so he jumped as high as could!