She's A Legendary Demon Huntress [Rebirth] - Chapter 57
Chapter 57: Vine Bridge (2)
“Really?!” Xiang Zhen never thought his request would be granted so easily and stood up in excitement.
“As long as you pay the price, anything’s fine.” Mi Wan added with a smile.
Xiang Zhen’s excited expression froze. He knew this woman was not that easy, but money is fine. Paying her money was better than owing her.
“How much money?” Xiang Zhen asked.
“You just said you wanted to learn how to draw, right?”
“Yes.” Xiang Zhen nodded.
“Then you are buying a skill, that would be more expensive.” Mi Wan started estimating a price. That demon tracker of hers was not difficult to draw nor was it some high-quality demon tracker talisman, the only upside was it did not require the demon hunter’s level to be high. This was a skill she honed when she was young and weak. Back then when her master saw it, he even said that it was only capable of tracking weak demons that were level 5 and below. Any higher and it’s just a useless piece of scrap paper.
However, to today’s demon hunters, her scrap papers were considered treasures.
“How much money are we talking about?” Seeing that Mi Wan did not respond, Xiang Zhen repeated his question.
“Are you planning on using it for yourself, or will you teach it to the Demon Hunter Association?” Mi Wan asked.
“If I learned it, I will definitely share it with the others in the Association.” Xiang Zhen honestly told Mi Wan.
The Demon Hunter Association huh. Looks like Bai Feng was using Blondie to get what he wanted. Mi Wan smiled and made a decision. If it were just teaching Blondie, without knowing his family background other than knowing he’s a student, it was difficult to determine a price. But if he’s representing the Demon Hunter Association, then there’s no need to hold back.
“A million yuan. Guaranteed success.” Mi Wan lifted up an index finger.
“One… one million?” Xiang Zhen was expecting Mi Wan to demand a lot, but not this much, “for a demon tracker talisman?”
“Yep, for a single demon tracker talisman. Not my fault you guys don’t know how to draw it.” One look at Blondie’s shocked face and Mi Wan could tell this child did not come from a rich family, so she kindly gave him an idea. “Why don’t you ask President Bai and see if he’s willing to pay for it?”
Xiang Zhen pondered for a bit, and then pulled out his phone to call Bai Feng, and put them on speaker mode so that Mi Wan could listen in, “President, she said…she wanted 1 million before she would teach us the demon tracker talisman drawing technique.”
“Why didn’t you play the poor card? Just tell her you’re a poor student with no money.” Bai Feng suggested.
Xiang Zhen never imagined his president would say such things and was too embarrassed to look at Mi Wan.
Luckily, Mi Wan did not take offense, did not say anything, and just focused on her food.
Xiang Zhen quickly picked up his phone, turned off the speaker mode, and turned to the side, and quietly said, “I think she guessed that I’m representing the Association so she refused to budge.”
“Then tell her that us demon hunters should at least get a friends and family discount.” Bai Feng fully activated his Chinese talent at haggling. “Lower it as much as possible.”
Xiang Zhen accepted his fate and was about to raise his head to ask Mi Wan for a discount when she interrupted him, “Tell him that I can earn a million by just catching a bat demon. Selling you the technique of drawing a demon tracker talisman at the price IS the friends and family discount. No…more like the clearance price.”
“…” Looks like you can hear everything without me saying anything. Xiang Zhen stopped covering his phone and directly related Mi Wan’s words, “She said that this price is lower than what she would get from extorting demons, so the price is final.”
Genius. Not only did he summarize her words, he perfectly expressed her innermost feelings. Mi Wan could not help but give him a thumbs up.
But Xiang Zhen did not feel like he was getting praised. He rolled his eyes and hung up, “The president has agreed, but it needs to be paid in installments.”
“You guys are that poor? You even need installments for just one million?”
“The president said he could give you 500,000 as a deposit. Once we learn how to draw the demon tracker talisman, he would apply for the remaining balance from the main headquarters.” Xiang Zhen explained.
Oh, so it’s not because he’s poor. He just doesn’t want to use his own money and plans to have his superiors pay for it.
“Sure, I’ll find a time to teach you. How about tomorrow afternoon? I just happen to have no classes.” Mi Wan said.
“Is one afternoon enough?”
“Of course not. At most 2 hours.” For such an easy talisman, 2 hours was more than enough. If Blondie was talented enough, he could probably learn it in an hour.
“…” Xiang Zhen was speechless again. After quite a while, he finally said, “This one million of yours is pretty easy to earn.”
“It’s alright.” Mi Wan said humbly.
After lunch, classes resumed.
The afternoon class is a design class. The main points were learning about what makes a garden beautiful and unique. Mi Wan was able to understand some of it. In addition, the previous host seemed to be very interested in design, and her brain was filled with knowledge about the topic. It was a rare moment where Mi Wan did not fall asleep and listened throughout the entire class.
“Okay, here’s your homework for today.” It was like the teachers all planned to assign homework today. “Everyone has been studying this for a while now. It is time to come up with your own design. There’s no need to come up with a very complex courtyard. Just pretend you have a large garden at home, and imagine how you will design it. Class president, please collect everything and give them to me next week. Class dismissed.”
The teacher collected her teaching materials and left, leaving a bunch of groaning students. This was the only thing that Mi Wan has in common with them. It’s not just her that hated homework. No one liked it either.
Perhaps having felt a blow that morning, this homework did not seem to faze Mi Wan as much. She gathered her textbooks and prepared to leave when a box of familiar chocolates appeared in front of her.
“Here…take this back.” Han Xiao said unnaturally.
“Why?” Mi Wan frowned. Having someone return their gift back to you is not something to be happy about.
“I don’t eat chocolates, so I shouldn’t take it. It’s a waste.” Han Xiao carefully watched Mi Wan’s expression. She should understand what he meant if he said it like that.
“Oh, you don’t eat it.” Mi Wan understood. So he just doesn’t like them, that’s easy enough. Mi Wan accepted the returned chocolates and said, “Too bad, I only brought chocolates today, which was why I gave them to you. Since you don’t want them, I’ll bring something different tomorrow to give you.”
“That’s not necessary.” Han Xiao quickly refused.
“I insist! I missed so many classes, so I still need to depend on you for my studies. If you don’t accept my gifts, I won’t feel comfortable asking for help.”
“So this is all for your studies?” Han Xiao clarified with a question.
“What else could it be?” Mi Wan responded with a question. What other reason can there be?
“No…Nothing…” Han Xiao unnaturally turned away, “We are all classmates, so we should be helping one another. There’s no need for formal gifts.”
“Then I’ll just casually gift you, and you can casually accept them.” Mi Wan snickered. She deeply believes in quid pro quo and insisted on gifting so she could ask for him to help narrow down important points before the final exams. She did not wait for Han Xiao’s reply and with her bag and chocolate in hand, she quickly left the lecture hall, leaving behind a dumbfounded Han Xiao.
Does this mean she’s interested in me or not?
She went straight back home after receiving the little cat demon at the school’s entrance. When Auntie Zhang saw that she came back with the 30 million cat, she hugged it preciously in her arms and carefully asked, “Such an expensive cat would eat meat right?”
Not just meat, it’ll probably eat vegetables too.
“Young Miss, help me take a picture. I want to upload it to my friends circle and let them know I’ve touched a pedigree cat.” Auntie Zhang gave her phone to Mi Wan.
How do I stop her?
In the end, Mi Wan did not stop her and took a photo for Auntie Zhang to upload to her friends circle, with the caption: #30-Million-Pedigree-Cat
After dinner, Mi Wan suddenly thought about her design document and remembered that she would need a computer to draw up the designs, so she turned Butler Ye and said, “Uncle Ye, I need to draw up some designs. Can you go get my computer from my apartment?” She remembered that the previous host had a computer with professional software for design in her apartment.
“Tomorrow when Xiao Zhang takes you to school, I’ll ask him to stop by to get it.” Butler Ye agreed immediately.
Mi Wan nodded and went back to her room. The first thing she did when she got to her room was to walk towards her window and look at the courtyard next door. Yet, the courtyard next door was shrouded in complete darkness, indicating that the owner had not returned.
Mi Wan was not in a hurry, so she put the little cat demon down, grabbed her pyjamas, and went to take a shower. The little cat demon on the bed suddenly cried out, its claws pointed at the window sill.
Mi Wan looked over to find a faint lavender flower had pushed the window open and crept in, leaving behind a trace of fragrance to imply its existence.
“Fan Chen, are you back?” Mi Wan smiled as she walked over.
“Mm, what took you so long to reply?” He knocked on her window for quite a while with no response and thought she had fallen asleep.
“I was in the shower.”
“Oh.” Fan Chen paused before continuing, “I found the Bingya grass, do you want to come over?”
“I do, but wait a while. Uncle Ye and the others aren’t asleep yet so I have to come a little later.” Mi Wan replied.
“No need.” With that, there was a surge of demonic power coming from outside the window. Mi Wan looked out curiously to find multiple vines springing out of the ground and entangling together, and formed a vine bridge between their windows that is wide enough for a person to walk across.
“Come here.” Fan Chen stood on the other side of the bridge and watched her quietly.
ED/N: If I didn’t know better I’d think this was a romantic scene. XD