The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 79
Chapter 79: Fake Jadeite
When Andre and the others left, they brought along the jade material that they had bought from Sisi for a large sum of credits. It was definitely going to be a big deal. Naturally, Lin Luo and Xing Mo would not bother them and followed Sixi to the city to settle down first.
After all, Sisi had been trading with the Tobys for a while, so he took them to a house he rented. The house wasn’t big, and was only two floors plus a basement. The basement was naturally to stock his goods, the upper floor was the master bedroom and bathroom, and the first floor was the kitchen, living room and a guest room.
Sisi greeted the people who helped the movers move all the jadeite into the basement, and only after they had settled the bill did they care about arranging a place for Lin Luo and Xing Mo.
“Sorry, I only have two rooms in this house, and my room… can’t be shared with others. I may have to bother you to live together.“ Sisi said apologetically to Lin Luo and Xing Mo, His Excellency Andre told him before he left that he must take good care of the two of them. Therefore, Sisi was really worried that he had not taken good care of them, which would upset the distinguished guests of His Excellency Andre.
In order to prove his words, Sisi also deliberately took them to look at his bedroom. There was no bed or any furniture in his bedroom, only a large pool filled with light blue water. Such a room really wasn’t suitable to share.
“It’s okay, we can live in the same room.” Xing Mo and Lin Luo actually preferred to live together.
“Then I’ll go back to my room to replenish water. This main planet belongs to the Tobys. It’s very safe. If you feel bored, you can go out and walk around. I will open access permissions for the house for the two of you. That way you have fingerprint access.” Sisi was from a race that had lived in the ocean for a long time and was unable to leave the water for too long, so he needed to maintain a certain level of moisture.
“Ok, no problem.”
After receiving the replies from Xing Mo and Lin Luo, Sisi moved his tentacles and returned to his own room.
Xing Mo and Lin Luo also went back to the guest room to rest. Because Sisi would occasionally receive some guests, it was completely furnished and there were cleaning robots arranged to clean regularly, so everything was very clean and they could settle down directly.
Lin Luo felt something in his pocket shook, and he reached out and pulled out the mobile terminal Andre had given him before. There was an unread message on it. Lin Luo opened it and found that it was a transfer message. Andre transferred him a credit to this terminal account, so that he could spend it freely on the main planet. It was considered very thoughtful.
Xing Mo also took out his mobile terminal to check. Previously, he had used Andre’s terminal to communicate with his father, Yin Ye and Ling WenHua via video, and told them that he and Lin Luo were safe. He also had briefly told them about the situation, and they were accidentally transmitted to the Federation, and not to worry. Then had he told them the communication number of the mobile terminal that Andre had given them so that they could stay in touch with through messages.
Knowing that Xing Mo and Lin Luo were safe, Xing Mo’s father and Ling WenHua both were able to relax and opted to wait for them to return as soon as possible, while Yin Ye directly asked them where they were. He said he was going to fly his private starship to pick them up. Xing Mo though that it should be fine, so he directly agreed.
They didn’t come to the Federation through formal channels, so now they were considered illegal immigrants. Even if they had a mobile terminal, they weren’t able to activate all the functions. They were only able to communicate with people from the Empire through messages.
After a short break, the two decided to go out and see if there was anything delicious to buy. Xing Mo hadn’t forgotten the way Lin Luo stared at Sisi and kept gulping. It was too unsafe to let an ocelot beastkin and a marine alien stay together.
He had to buy Lin Luo some delicious food to fill his stomach, lest he keep drooling over the smell of Sisi. Sisi didn’t know that Lin Luo could become an ocelot. If he knew it, he probably wouldn’t let them live with him…
Sisi’s rented house was in a very good location. It was next to Trade Street in the main city. In addition to the Tobys, there were many other kinds of aliens walking up and down Trade Street. After all, the Federation was an allied country, so trade between races was very common.
Across the way from Xing Mo and Lin Luo, they smelled a tangy aroma. It was a stall selling barbecue, and it happened to be barbecuing Lin Luo‘s favorite seafood. After all, Lin Luo wasn’t the only person who loved seafood.
The prices at this stall weren’t cheap, but who made Lin Luo like it? Xing Mo naturally let Lin Luo pick out things to eat. The only pity was that Andre was the one footing the bill.
All kinds of delicious seafood were grilled, causing Lin Luo to gorge himself. The foods were delicacies he had never tasted before in the Empire. Xing Mo secretly decided that after they went back, he would definitely look for a planet with a relatively large ocean area in the Empire so he could often buy seafood for Lin Luo to eat.
After eating and drinking, the two of them strolled around Trade Street in a good mood.
Trade Street was worthy of its name. People of all ethnic groups come here to sell special products from their own planets. Along the way, they saw many strange things that they had never seen before, like cloth that could change color under sunlight, flying shoes, etc., are were really interesting.
Of course, this kind of trading street didn’t lack the vendors set up for stone gambling. After all, no matter which planet it was, it still needed to use energy.
Although the Toby people usually preferred to buy raw materials directly, there were also people who were interested in betting on rocks and wanted to bet on their own.
There were a lot of people in front of a particular stone gambling booth, and it seemed that the business there was very good.
Lin Luo couldn’t help but drag Xing Mo over, and saw an electronic bulletin board erected next to the booth, which said that all gambling stones would be 500,000 credits. This price was definitely not cheap, but that the stall owner was bold enough to mark this price showed that he was very confident in his jadeite.
Lin Luo randomly scanned the jadeite materials on the stalls. They were indeed jadeite materials that looked very good. Some of them were even semi-gambled jadeite. The jade exposed through the windows on those looked great. No wonder the business here was so hot.
The stall owner was a large, bearded man with some strange-looking scales on his exposed skin. It seemed that he should also be an alien.
Seeing that Lin Luo seemed to be interested in the jadeite in his stall, he hurriedly greeted him, “Little brother! I carry all good jadeite from old pits. Don’t miss it when you pass by!“
Lin Luo squatted down, ready to choose one or two pieces of good jadeite for a bet.
He picked out a black sand skin jadeite at a glance where the sanding looked very good. There was also a small window ground out of, which showed a very intense color. As long as there was enough jade in it, it would definitely be worth a bet.
Lin Luo picked up the jadeite and observed it carefully for a while. When he saw the edge of the mouth, his pupils contracted slightly.
He quietly put the jadeite in his hand back to its original position, took another piece of jadeite to observe for a while, and finally frowned, got up and pulled Xing Mo to leave.
“What’s the matter?” Xing Mo noticed the change in Lin Luo’s face, lowered his voice and asked.
“Uh… the jadeite here, it‘s hard to say.” ‘It‘s hard to say’ is actually a jargon in the stone gambling world. It means the piece is one you’re not optimistic about, or it has a problem.
There were so many people around that he couldn’t blatantly say that there was a problem with the jadeite. Sisi was also in the jadeite business and should know how to deal with this situation.
In fact, the best way would be to contact Andre, but Andre was likely busy at that moment, so it would be better not to disturb him due to trivial matters.
Xing Mo nodded and didn’t ask much before preparing to leave with Lin Luo.
“Little brother, what did you mean by what you just said?” A Toby clansman who had been standing aside suddenly came over. He also stared at the jadeite in Lin Luo‘s hand for a long time. Because Lin Luo had been looking at it, he couldn’t but step forward, but after Lin Luo put down the jadeite he was overjoyed and prepared to go forward to pick up the stone. Who knew he overheard Lin Luo‘s words just now.
“Nothing of interest…” Lin Luo waved his hand and sped up his pace and left. He didn’t want to say more to that person, so as not to attract the attention of the shopkeeper.
The Toby clansman looked at the jadeite in his hand suspiciously for a while, before finally he finally put it on the ground and left the booth.
When the stall owner saw this, a sharp look flashed in his eyes. After pressing a few times on his mobile terminal, he resumed his previous hospitable appearance and continued to greet the guests.
Xing Mo and Lin Luo had just walked out of Trade Street and were crossing through an ally to return to their residence. Suddenly, the two of them were stopped by several tall men.
Looking at the appearance of these strong men, they should be from the same tribe of the shopkeeper just now, with scales on their skins, and they looked very powerful.
Judging from their appearance, these men should be the same race as the shopkeeper just now They were built along the same powerful lines with scaled skin.
Xing Mo turned his head vigilantly and found that the path behind was blocked. He frowned and asked, “What do you want to do?“
“The hell is wrong with you? Don’t you feel bad at all for what you did just now? You two caused my brother to lose business. Now you kindly go back to apologize and compensate my brother for the loss, and we can treat this as if nothing ever happened.“
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