The Magus Era - Chapter 379
Chapter 379: Slap
Translator: Law Editor: Hitesh
’’Dear ambassador, please don't be angry... Take a seat please, please take our seat of honor.’’
said Huaxu Lie, ’’Bring the best tea!’’
Among all human ministers and elders in attendance, Huaxu Lie had the most handsome face,
his manner of behavior was the most natural and unrestrained, and the way he got along with
people was the smoothest and most sophisticated. Seeing Feng Qi about to go off, he hurriedly
gave a big, warm grin and walked up to her, trying to mediate that dispute and affably offering
Feng Qi a seat.
One of the Magi Place's elders took out an immense and top-grade piece of jade, quickly carving
it into an extremely beautiful arm chair by himself. After that, he firstly paved layer of pearls
and small jade pieces on that exquisitely crafted, beautiful arm chair, then paved a piece of
dragon-crocodile leather on those pearls and small jade pieces, then a piece of white tiger
abdominal skin on the dragon-crocodile skin. At last, he spread a thick layer of multicolored
peacock tail feather on the tiger skin. With all these decorations, this stunning armchair had
become strangely luxurious and shining.
This gorgeous armchair was placed right in the middle of the headquarters pavilion, and
underneath it was a carpet made from lamb wool that was three-inch thick, paved with a thick
layer of multicolored bird feathers, and upon those bird feathers was a layer of freshly picked
petals. After all this was done, Feng Qi finally sat down on that armchair, in satisfaction.
Before this, Feng Qi had been standing on that multicolored cloud and wasn't willing to touch
the ground with her feet; until Huaxu Lie and the others prepared her such a specially luxurious
chair, her body, for the very first time, touched something else in this pavilion ever since she
With a gentle smile that was as warm as the sunlight, Huaxu Lie took a tiny tea boiler with
charcoal fire himself, and carefully made a cup of tea which had an amazingly nice aroma. He
poured the tea into a large mug that was inlaid with gold and jade, then wrapped the mug up
with white silk and held the mug with both of his hands, presenting it to Feng Qi.
’’Dear ambassador, please give a try to this tea. The land of our humankind is barren and
infertile, therefore, we barely have anything nice. Our tea can't compare with the tea of the
phoenix-kind, which is so wealthy. But in our eyes, this tea is of the top quality.’’ Huaxu Lie's
smile was especially warm, gentle and attractive. He looked at Feng Qi directly in the eyes, that
warmness and tenderness in his eyes seemed able to even melt stonemen down.
Watching this, Ji Hao couldn't help but feel goosebumps raising all over his body, while all of
his fine hairs were standing straight up. Hao Tao, who was upright, straightforward and nearly
emotionless, Si Wen Ming, who was honest, tolerant, calm and extremely reliable, and those
Magi Palace elders, such as Wulong Yao, Fangfeng E... for all these people, Ji Hao knew their
personalities quite well.
However, Huaxu Lie, one of the princes of the Huaxu Family, normally, he always made Ji Hao
feel that he was a typical warrior who slept with weapons and showered in blood; he had barely
shown a slight faint smile for all this long. Nevertheless, when he was talking to Feng Qi, that
smile on his face was so warm, even containing a weird, faint and complicated meaning. Added
with that flawlessly handsome face of his, he now looked completely, thoroughly different from
his usual self.
’’Hm, you're quite thoughtful.’’ Feng Qi nodded in satisfaction, took over that mug and slowly
sipped a small mouthful of tea from it. Her knitted brows gradually loosened, and looking at
Huaxu Lie, whose face was now filled with a big, warm smile, she couldn't help but praise,
’’Some of you are rather smart. However, you should spend some time to teach those stupid kids
a good lesson, and some old ones who don't know any better, just to prevent these people from
causing your humankind troubles, even disasters, in the future.’’
Stupid kids? Ji Hao's face darkened.
Old ones who don't know any better? Hao Tao's face was tightened badly while both of his
hands were held behind his body and clenched into fists. Ji Hao was even a bit afraid that Hao
Tao might suddenly explode and directly smash Feng Qi's head.
’’Sure, sure,’’ The smile on Huaxu Lie's face grew bigger and bigger, warmer and warmer, ’’The
phoenix-kind and our humankind are intimate friends... you, my dear ambassador, came all the
way here, this is a great pleasure of ours. Anything is negotiable, right? Ji Hao's just a little boy,
he hasn't learned much of manners yet, please forgive him for offending you, my dear
Feng Qi threw a sideway glance at Ji Hao, then responded in a bland tone, that sounded still
containing a slight trace of anger, ’’Alright, I will not haggle with a little kid anyway...Finally, a
reasonable one of you has shown up. You should know that if wasn't for our phoenix-kind, your
humankind would have perished countless times.’’
Si Wen Ming curved his lips slightly downwards, Hao Tao raised his eyebrows, and that group of
Magi Palace elders each maintained an extremely darkened face; none of them said a word.
Only Huaxu Lie kept up that sunny smile, while taking over a large bowl made from white jade
that fully contained all kinds of rare and fresh fruits, from a servant, who had just walked into
the pavilion. Purple grapes, red cherries, yellow apricots, golden bananas... all these fruits were
perfectly clean, and covered in a thin layer of water drops.
Huaxu Lie placed the large bowl of fruits in front of Feng Qi, then said smilingly, ’’You're
absolutely right... in many aspects, our humankind needs to rely on the phoenix-kind, so...’’
Without even taking a glance at those fruits contained in that white jade bowl, Feng Qi
interrupted Huaxu Lie proudly, ’’So, you must hurry up. Call that purple grain dragon
sandalwood in, tell him to go with me. I have many other things to do, can't afford to waste my
time in here with you, for nothing.’’
Huaxu Lie looked at Feng Qi with a quite embarrassed look and said in a low voice, ’’Dear
ambassador, that Dragon Pool is now a Magi Master of the Magi Palace, he has already
kowtowed to nature and our ancestors' souls, officially joined the Magi Palace, he...’’
Feng Qi rudely interrupted him again, said, ’’He's nothing but a wood stake, you don't need to
think about his will and feeling. Can't you just make the decision for him? Just call him in and
tell him to go with me. As for what he is now, is that important?’’
Feng Xi then threw a sideway glance at Huaxu Lie, probably because of his handsome face and
big, warm and adorable smile, Feng Qi's voice softened pretty much after that, then she said,
’’How much do your humankind owe our phoenix-kind? Give us that purple grain dragon
sandalwood... just think it in this way, you're returning our favors.’’
Ji Hao sneered while remaining silent. Favor? The humankind owed the phoenix-kind favors?
Even if this was true, who would come to the others and shamelessly ask for things as returning
Dragon Pool was now already a Magi Master of the Magi Palace, if the phoenix-kind truly
wanted Dragon Pool's myron and fruits so much, they could just sit down and have a peaceful
negotiation with the Magi Palace; the Magi Place could just sell those materials to the phoenixkind
at a fair piece. In the worst case, because of those 'favors' the humankind had owed the
phoenix-kind, the Magi Palace could just offer them a discount or a sweeter price, which could
also be considered as a sky-big favor.
However, with such a tough attitude, Feng Qi directly asked for the proprietary right of Dragon
Pool, intending to force Dragon Pool to be a slave of the phenix-kind; this was way too much!
Huaxu Lie's face was darkened slightly, but he still squeezed a smile out of his face and said,
Feng Qi's straightly pointed her finger at Huaxu Lie's nose, staring at him with a beautiful yet
frosty face, eyes shining with multicolored light and yelled in a harsh tone, ’’Cut the crap! Just
call that bloody wood stake in. You don't think that I'm easy to be fooled, do you? Or, do you
think that our phoenixes are all easy to be fooled?’’
Ji Hao finally couldn't stop his anger from bursting out anymore. He took a step forward and
yelled also in a harsh tone, ’’Ambassador, are you doing this by following your own will, or the
will of the entire phenix-kind? The humankind and phoenix-kind have always been friends...
the humankind owes your phenix-kind a lot of favors, this is true! However, can this be a
reason for you, dear ambassador, to mess around with us as much as you like?’’ Ji Hao then
raised his voice and continued, ’’Ambassador, can you even be reasonable?!’’
Feng Qi's face became even colder. She slowly stood up, then abruptly grabbed that large mug
and threw it heavily against the ground. Next, she slapped that white jade bowl, which fully
contained all kinds of fruits, into pieces; after she smashed that jade bowl, her palm didn't stop,
instead, straightly slapping towards Huaxu Lie.
With Huaxu Lie's power, he could easily dodge this slap if he wanted to.
Nevertheless, seeing Feng Qi's cold and proud face, Huaxu Lie gnashed his teeth and stayed still
in where he was.
Slap! Feng Qi's hand slapped hard on Huaxu Lie's face, even making him stagger backwards
and nearly fall to the ground.