The scene of the two kneeling was a sharp contrast compared to Su Lingsheng's overbearing attitude from before.
The crowd began to whisper. Who would have thought that the unremarkable young girl from before would actually pull all of those mighty figures who commanded the wind and rain in Ji City off of their high horses?
The people's comments continued to unceasingly enter Su Lingsheng's ears, their every word like a sharp-bladed knife that hacked at her pride inch by inch.
Su Lingsheng secretly clenched her fists, her lips paling from the pressure of her teeth.
"You two probably really hate me, don't you?" Ji Fengyan suddenly asked.
Lei Min's body twitched, but he didn't answer.
On the other hand, Su Lingsheng lifted up her head and harshly glared at Ji Fengyan, the animosity in her eyes speaking louder than words.
"What a pity… Even if the two of you hated me even more, aren't the both of you still obediently kneeling in front of me right now?" Ji Fengyan innocently blinked her eyes. However, her words almost caused Su Lingsheng to immediately spit out blood right then and there.
"City Lord Ji, please grant us the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection." Lei Min spoke in a gloomy voice.
Ji Fengyan slightly smiled and slowly re-opened the ornate box. Reaching out a slender finger, she lightly plucked off one of the flowers from the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection and held it as that golden-coloured flame-like spiritual energy spiralled around her palm. Without a trace, she then extended a wisp of her aura from her palm and mixed it into the spiritual energy of the timeless affection flower.
"This timeless affection flower can count as my first-meeting present to the Eldest Princess." Ji Fengyan said, bring the timeless affection flower in front of Su Lingsheng.
She stared at that plucked off timeless affection flower before immediately lifting up her head to look at Ji Fengyan. "Didn't you say that you'll give us the Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection?! What are you doing?!"
Ji Fengyan lifted up a delicate finger to her lips and made a "shush" gesture.
"I'm only giving a part and not all of it. As a person, you can't be too greedy."
Su Lingsheng seemed as if she was about to shatter her teeth from how hard she was clenching them and almost charged over to rip off that seemingly innocent face of Ji Fengyan's.
Lei Min brows furrowed, but in the end he didn't say anything. Taking the timeless affection flower, he helped Su Lingsheng up and gave one last vicious glance at Ji Fengyan before silently leaving with her and the Lustrous Guards behind him.
Leaving this place that caused him so much humiliation.
"My lady, why did you give it to them? Even if you do something like that, they won't say a single good word about you. In fact, it's likely that they'll start blaming you in front of the Eldest Princess." Ling He said, feeling somewhat speechless as he looked at gazed at Lei Min's back.
Ji Fengyan waved a hand in disagreement.
"That's only if they can actually hand it over."
"What do you mean?" Ling He asked in confusion.
She didn't explain, instead she casually threw that ornate box containing the timeless affection flower over to Ling He and prepared to return and bring over some more stones. That Dual-Stemmed Timeless Affection was purely meant to nauseate Su Lingsheng and Lei Min since she really didn't have a use for it.
Right as Ji Fengyan was planning on leaving, those black-clothed businessmen who had just finished lifting that basket of rare ores away quickly returned.
"Customer, please wait!"
Ji Fengyan's footsteps halted. "What is it?"
"Customer, according to the words of those people from before, you are Ji City's new city lord, correct?" One of them asked.
"Mhmm." She nodded.
Both of them were slightly stunned for a moment before continuing, "We greet the Lady City Lord. Our Young Master has some matters which he would like to discuss with my lady, therefore would my lady stop by our carriage?"