“You…!”Harvey’s remarks sent Hector seething with anger. He desperately wanted to beat Harvey.However, what little remains of his rationale warned him that if he acted rashly, Harvey would most likely continue raising the price.Hector was determined to get the Longevity Elixir, no matter what.He clenched his teeth hard, almost breaking a few in the process.“Hand him the money already! Give him fifteen billion dollars! Treat it as a donation to chase this beggar away!”The entire crowd gasped at Hector’s declaration.When Hector agreed to give 4.7 billion dollars before, they were already bewildered.Yet, at this moment, Hector agreed on the fifteen billion dollar price.A lot of famous celebrities and wealthy women among the crowd tried their best to cover their mouths to stop themselves from screaming.The events that were unfolding before them took a turn that far exceeded their comprehension.An item worth forty-seven million dollars at most was immediately bought of
Sakura, who was slapped in the face previously, returned to her seat and held Hector’s hand tightly after seeing his cold expression.“I’m sorry, Young Master Thompson. I was too reckless!”“I didn’t know how important that thing was!”“To show my apology, the Miyamoto Corporation will pay fifteen billion dollars.”Sakura’s eyes were twitching to no end when she said those words.It was fifteen billion dollars after all, not a mere hundred and fifty dollars.Even though the Miyamoto Corporation was flourishing in the Island Nations, taking out fifteen billion dollars on a whim would surely cause the company great damage.But there was no other choice. If the money affected Hector and her collaboration, things would be terrible for her.She would rather throw away the money than face such consequences.“Let’s just forget about this.”After hearing Sakura’s words, Hector felt slightly better.He leaned on his seat and narrowed his eyes, and seemed to have calmed down slightly.
As Hector and Sakura were busy acting intimate, Harvey tossed his bank card motionlessly.Just then, Tyson spoke up from the side.“Sir York, why did we hand them the Longevity Elixir?”“If that thing really is as godly as you say, we could’ve kept it for ourselves!”Harvey glanced at Tyson before chuckling lightly.“Do you actually believe that such a thing exists?”Tyson froze. He wasn’t able to react properly.“If the Longevity Elixir actually worked, Ziusudra would’ve been the first immortal being in this world.”“That thing seems mysterious and all, but it’s just mercury. To put it bluntly, it’s quicksilver, a material found in thermometers. It’s just black because of the poor purification technology during ancient times.”Tyson looked mystified. Since Harvey already said so, Tyson had no reason to doubt him.If Hector found out that he had bought mercury for fifteen billion dollars, who knew how he would feel?As Harvey and Tyson continued talking, the auction continue
The crowd froze slightly after hearing Harvey’s words. Their eyes twitched frantically as they looked at Harvey with a bewildered expression.‘Does he own a treasure vault? Or can he just print money at will?’‘Fifteen billion dollars?!’‘Does he think that it’s just a hundred and fifty dollars?!’A lot of people wanted to stand up and slap Harvey at this moment.Who in the right mind would provoke someone like that?Yvonne froze as well, but a second later, she smiled. She thought Harvey would let her play for a while, but as it turned out, he immediately went for the killer move.Hector, who was previously calm and collected, and Sakura, whose face was as cold as ice, could not help but stand up.Their glare on Harvey mirrored their desire to rip him to shreds.Harvey had crossed the line!Fifteen billion dollars on the very first bid?!“Harvey York!”Sakura, who was barely able to compose herself, gritted her teeth so hard she almost broke them.Had the occasion allow
Harvey flashed Hector a faint smile, then cocked his head toward the auctioneer.“Since Young Master Thompson doesn’t want the land anymore, I don’t think there’s anyone left who can challenge me.”“Why are you still not striking the hammer?”The auctioneer froze momentarily. A second later, she returned to her senses and waved her small hammer.“Land H from Lujiazui, fifteen billion dollars from Sir York!” she exclaimed, full of excitement.“Going once!”“Going twice!”“Going thrice!”“I now announce that Sir York has successfully owned Land H from Lujiazui!”The crowd exploded into an applause as loud as thunder.No matter how Harvey would end up later on, he would surely be known everywhere because of his fight against Hector.Several wealthy women were even giving Harvey looks of interest as they thought of ways to get closer to him and acquire his money before his untimely end. Hector, who was sitting in the middle of the row, stood up and gave Harvey a look of admira
The car went up the highway, then drove back to the uban district’s Fragrant Hill villa soon after.Right as it was about to head inside the villa’s garage, the driver suddenly slowed down.George Zabel, who was sitting in the front, frowned. “Sir York, there’s something wrong. The cops have the villa completely surrounded.”“Should we go to another place to rest for now, or…?”Harvey stared at the police cars with their shimmering lights and at the inspectors running around everywhere through the car window, his eyes narrowed.Something happened inside the villa—something big!After a while, Harvey sighed.“Our dear Young Master Thompson’s acting pretty recklessly now.”“Even so, his power’s quite impressive.”“How long has it been? Half an hour? He already planned for this to happen.”“Whether he planned this beforehand or after the auction, however, is up in the air.”“If he did all this after the auction, I have to admit that he’s quite powerful.”Harvey forwarded a t
The inspector who was leading the group knocked on the car window at the back, signaling everyone to get out of the car.Harvey pushed the car door and got out while intentionally showing a confused look. “I’m a law-abiding citizen, inspector. Why are you all blocking our path, may I ask?”After glancing at the picture that was taken out before sizing up Harvey, the inspector coldly exclaimed, “Take him away!”Yvonne wanted to get out of the car, but Harvey gave her a look before questioning the inspector once more.“In this day and age, you should at least give a reason for your arrest in this day and age. Right, inspector?”“It’s not appropriate for you to just take me away with a straight face now, is it?”“Aren’t you scared of the media exposing you for bending the law as you please for your own benefit?”The inspector froze slightly at Harvey’s composure. “Harvey York, right? Do you have no idea what you have done?” The inspector asked coldly.Harvey shrugged.“I’ve b
The inspector leading the arrest didn’t expect Harvey to still be this calm despite these circumstances.He frowned slightly, then waved his hand.“Make way, let the others go!”Harvey gave Tyson a look. The car entered the garage soon after.Harvey smiled. Without doing anything reckless, he got into one of the police cars casually.Vrooooom!Soon, the cars that were escorting Harvey left.As for the Fragrant Hill, quite a few inspectors stayed to maintain order while they gathered evidence.…Three o’clock in the afternoon.Mordu Police Station’s first branch.Rachel and Aiden went inside along with several others after parking their cars. Yvonne, who was accompanied by others, was also seen walking out of the hall.Kelly, Hazel, June, and everyone else who attended the evening banquet the night before came as well.Rachel and Aiden froze after seeing the huge crowd.Rachel walked toward Yvonne and whispered, “Ms. Xavier, why did Sir York get arrested?”Naturally, Rach