The Mysterious Heiress: Researcher In Disguise - Chapter 542 - Jackpot – 2
Chapter 542: Jackpot – 2
Everyone looked in bated breath at the jade stone.
The sound of the cutting machine was loud in the air. The dust was flying everywhere, and Jin Can gulped nervously.
Following Chu Yunsheng’s instruction, the lapidary cut the jade stone into two pieces.
The lapidary’s assistant hurriedly gave him clean water to wash away the dust on the jade stone.
As the lapidary wiped the dust away carefully, the true color of the jade stone slowly appeared in everyone’s vision.
It was a bright green color. There were no impurities in it. The green was smooth, bright, and it reflected light like water.
“Holy… This is the Imperial Jade!” Wu Zhiheng jumped up.
“President Wu! President Wu! I’ll give you $80 million, how about you share half of it with me?”
“I offer 100 million!”
“110 million! President Wu, we’re friends, right?”
More and more people were offering the Wu Family to buy half of the jade stones, while Chu Yunsheng held his head high, looking condescendingly at Fu Zhi.
“What do you think, Ms. Fu? I recalled you saying that this will definitely not be an Imperial Jade? So why don’t you say something now? Has the cat gotten your tongue?”
“I suggest you better don’t count your chickens before they hatch. You should stop cutting it now, or else you might end up getting nothing.”
“Hmph!” Chu Yunsheng harrumphed coldly. Then, he turned to the lapidary and said, “Keep it going!”
In the meantime, in the Long Family’s lounge. The head of the Long Family wiped the sweat off his forehead and said, “Young Master Jiang, the Wu Family seems to have gotten an Imperial Jade.”
“Imperial Jade?” Jiang Zong repeated. He took a sip from his tea and tapped his finger on the table.
“How can you be so sure that it’s an Imperial Jade since they haven’t finished cutting the jade stone yet?”
“Yes, but the experts have already confirmed that it’s an Imperial Jade. Fu Zhi hasn’t started to cut her jade stone yet. Young Master Jiang, with all due respect, I don’t really understand why you ask me to follow after Fu Zhi’s decision.”
After all, he wanted to bid on the jade stone No. 20 as well, but Jiang Zong asked him to follow after Fu Zhi and no matter how hard he thought about it, he could not think it through why Jiang Zong asked him to do so.
“May I know who Fu Zhi is?”
‘Could it be that she’s an expert in stone gambling? Or could it be that she has an insider in the Lucky Cloud Pavilion that could give her information that other people don’t know?’
Jiang Zong did not reply to him. Resting his chin on his hand, he turned his head around and looked at the commotion below through the window.
Just when the head of the Long Family thought Jiang Zong was not going to answer his question, he chuckled and said, “Well, how shall I put it?”
He thought for a while and said, “You can say she’s the future of China.”
The head of the Long Family was stunned.
The lapidary continued to cut the stone.
Jin Can sighed disappointingly. He did not understand why Fu Zhi did not want to listen to him. If she listened to him and bid one billion on the jade stone No. 20, they would be the one smiling right now.
Everyone, including Chu Yunsheng, held their breath as they all waited to witness this great and epoch-making moment together!
Very soon, the jade stone was cut into half again.
Even the head of the Long Family walked quickly to the window and looked down.
If it was not an Imperial Jade, there was a good chance that the two jade stones he got from Fu Zhi would be the Imperial Jade.
However, if it was really an Imperial Jade…
The head of the Long Family began to pray to God and hope that it was not an Imperial Jade. After all, he had bet all his fortune into buying the two jade stones, and he would be a goner if both of the jade stones were just some worthless stones.
Well, perhaps God heard his prayer, after the lapidary wiped the dust away, everyone was dumbstruck. The thing that appeared before everyone’s eyes was just a greyish rock!
“This is not an Imperial Jade!”
“Yes. This is the lowest grade of jade. It seems like someone is going to lose a lot of money today.”
“Phew, luckily I didn’t buy it from the Wu Family. If not, I would rather kill myself.”
Everyone began to chime in and some of them glanced at Chu Yunsheng.
Well, they were not actually laughing at him. It was just that they could not believe Chu Yunsheng would make such a big mistake.
“This is impossible!”
Chu Yunsheng’s expression turned grim as he widened his eyes in shock.
This jade stone cost them 300 million. He thought he could humiliate the Lu Family through this jade stone, but instead, he made the Wu Family the laughing stock!
“How is this possible?” Wu Qi was stunned as well and he could not come around to his senses for a long while.
‘This is not supposed to be happening. The bigshot in the group told me that this jade stone has the best quality amongst other jade stones. Even Chu Yunsheng agreed with it, so how could this be happening?!’
Wu Qi refused to believe it, so he said, “Keep it going. I’m sure there must be some mistake!”
“O—Okay, President Wu,” The lapidary replied.
He started the machine and began cutting the jade stone once again. However, this time, the result was still the same. What appeared before their eyes was not a jade but a stone.
Wu Qi’s dream was crushed. He stumbled two steps back and he nearly fell to the ground. Wu Zhiheng hurriedly went forward and helped his father to stand.
Seeing his reaction, Fu Zhi clicked her tongue and said, “Thank you for your help, President Wu. Thank you for taking that “God’s Eye” Master Chu away. The Lu Family is not a big family like the Wu Family, and we definitely couldn’t afford to lose 300 million. In any case, we won’t forget your kindness for the rest of our life.”
Fu Zhi’s words stabbed into Wu Qi’s heart like a sharp blade and his chest puffed up and down vigorously. He could not take it anymore. His eyes rolled to the back and passed out.
The silver lining was that the boss of the Lucky Cloud Pavilion was used to this kind of situation. He immediately hollered some doctors and brought Wu Qi to the second floor to rest.
Chu Yunsheng and Wu Zhiheng shared a glance and they could see the embarrassment in each other’s eyes.
Jin Can, who was standing at the sideline the whole time, widened his eyes in disbelief as he did not expect the sudden change of event as well.
He couldn’t believe that Fu Zhi was actually right. The jade stone No. 20 was not an Imperial Jade at all!
‘Just who the hell she is? Is she a doomsayer?!’
“Impossible! This is impossible! This must be a mistake!” Chu Yunsheng shouted.
He had appraised so many jade stones in his life, and this kind of thing had never happened before.
‘Am I losing my touch?’ He asked himself.
Wu Zhiheng’s expression was grim as well. He turned his head around and when he saw the grin on Fu Zhi’s face, he flew into a rage and shouted, “What are you laughing at, Fu Zhi?! Even if it’s not an Imperial Jade, it doesn’t mean you can get an Imperial Jade! So wipe that smug grin off your face! Go ahead and start cutting your stone. We can’t even get an Imperial Jade even though our jade stone is of good quality, so do you really think you can get a good-grade jade with that garbage of yours?”
“I don’t know what is wrong with you, but you’re really annoying. Besides, can you be a bit more realistic? It’s not good to keep living in your dream, do you know that?” Fu Zhi replied.
Then, she turned around and looked at the lapidary assigned to her by the Lucky Cloud Pavilion.
“Alright, you can start now.”
“Okay! Don’t worry, Ms. Fu. I’ll not disappoint you,” the lapidary nodded as he said.
The jade stone No. 20 was heavier than No. 26, but No. 26 was huge as well.
The lapidary started with a small opening and moved in slowly inch by inch.
As time passed by minutes and seconds, the hearts of Jin Can and his group sank deeper and deeper. Then, when they finally saw the color of the jade, their hearts dropped.
‘We’re screwed.’ Jin Can thought inwardly.
“See! This is what you deserve for overestimating yourself, Fu Zhi! It’s just ”
Generally, a jade could be categorized into four grades: Grade S, Grade A, Grade B, and Grade C. An Imperial Jade was a Grade S jade, while the jade Fu Zhi got was obviously a Grade C jade.
“So what now? Neither the Lu Family nor the Wu Family gets good-grade jade, so I really don’t understand what they’re doing right now.”
For a moment, everyone laughed as they could not fathom what the Lu Family and the Wu Family were doing.
One of them spent 300 million, while another spent 200 million. The former got a stone, while the latter got a Grade C jade. In the end, neither of them got anything good.
Jin Can shook his head, “How is this possible?”
He thought it was an Imperial Jade, but now…
Wu Zhiheng thought Fu Zhi would be devastated. He was waiting for her to break down, but little did he expect that she was calm and she was unperturbed by the fact that she had just gotten a Grade C jade at all.
Just when he was about to say something, he heard the lapidary shouted, “Ms. Fu, Mr. Lu! Come over here! This is amazing!”
The crowd fell silent when they heard what the lapidary had said. They all turned their eyes towards the jade stone and they were stunned.
“This is… This is an Imperial Jade!”
The group of experts that came out of the Lucky Cloud Pavilion all went forward and began studying the jade stone.
“Oh my good lord! What a beautiful color!”
“This is one of the largest Imperial Jade I’ve ever seen!”
The group of experts chimed in one after another.
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