Chapter 262: This old man hurting me!
How could Gu Qianqiu know what just happened? He spent all night without rest looking for Miracle Commerce’s photo studio.
As a scholar.
Gu Qianqiu was always full of curiosity towards new things. He decided to personally try this photography technique and had completely forgotten about his task of catching Chu Tian!
What made Gu Qianqiu stunned was that when he arrived in front of the photo studio, there was already a large line in front of it. How long would he have to wait?
Gu Qianqiu suddenly had an idea.
He walked to the person in front. This was a loving couple that probably wanted a picture as a momento, “Hello, I can’t wait this long, can you give your place to an old man like me?”
“Go, go, go! This fellow taking advantage of his age!” The youths waved their hands in disdain, “In this place today, even the noble old masters have to line up!”
Gu Qianqiu said, “I can use money to buy it.”
“Buy it?” The youths looked at each other, “How much money can you take out? I’m telling you, I’ve spent quite a bit of effort to grab this spot, you can’t treat me like a beggar.”
“Of course, of course!”
Gu Qianqiu’s heart filled with joy. He reached out to touch his wallet, but his expression suddenly fell. This is bad, when he paid his bill in the tavern, Gu Qianqiu had thrown out his gold coins.
Gu Qianqiu was a scholar, not a merchant, so he normally did not bring money with him when he travelled.
“I forgot to bring money.” Gu Qianqiu looked at them with a bit of embarrassment and then took out a ring from his finger, “How about we use this to replace the money?”
This ring had an unusual glow to it, it was clearly not an ordinary item. How simple could something from the great scholar be? It was enough for a normal person to eat and drink for ten lifetimes!
Who would have thought that these people would not have any insight at all. They looked at how Gu Qianqiu was not dressed like a wealthy person and treated him as a swindler, “Old man, I’m telling you, don’t think that you can take out any random ring to trick me with. You can take out money to buy this spot, or you can quickly scram, don’t waste my time! I’m not lacking this tiny bit of money!”
Gu Qianqiu’s nose almost went crooked with anger.
This old man is the respected great scholar!
Even the Eight Marquises had to respectfully greet him and even a normal citizen like you can go against this old man? Gu Qianqiu was filled with anger, but he didn’t want to reveal his identity and he couldn’t argue with a normal citizen. While he was thinking of a solution.
At this time, a figure suddenly appeared behind him. It was the royal knight’s vice leader, Li Hu, “Sir, we’ve already caught the target. Our leader is asking you to quickly come over.”
“You caught him this fast?” Gu Qianqiu knit his brows and then waved his hand, “Don’t worry about this right now. Did you bring money with you?”
“Great, then bring it out!”
Li Hu was confused by this. They had finally caught the person, but the great scholar was not anxious at all. Although his mind was filled with doubts, how could he not dare lend money to the great scholar? He immediately took out his wallet and Gu Qianqiu looked in to find over a hundred gold coins as well as several gold coin cards. He did not count exactly how much was inside.
“This ring is yours.”
Gu Qianqiu gave the ring to Li Hu before throwing the wallet over to the youth.
“Take a look yourself!”
The youth opened the wallet and the gold coins released their glow, with even a few gold cards inside. Although the youth could not see it clearly, there was a card that was worth a thousand units of currency!
Just for a single position?
The youth quickly put the wallet away and laughed as he said, “Since old sir is so sincere, how could this member of the younger generation go back on a promise. This position is yours!”
The youth pulled the girl away.
He really had been hit by luck.
This money was enough to last him a lifetime! It was best to hide wealth, so he quickly left. He was someone from Central State, so how could he not take a picture in the future? Like this, Gu Qianqiu went to the first place in line. After seeing Gu Qianqiu buy his spot, the rich began to make their move, buying the first few positions for over several hundred gold coins.
Li Hu anxiously scratched his head.
Had the great scholar come under a spell? What kind of respected status did he have? He’s running here to have fun with the normal citizens!
When the first beam of light filled the sky, there was a long line in front of the photo studio, but it showed no signs of opening.
“What is happening?”
“We’ve waited an entire night and the sun has come up, why is it not open yet!”
Gu Qianqiu was a little worried. Was it being postponed because Chu Tian had been caught? So he shouted, “You have to keep your word as a business. Since you’ve said you would open today, you have to open!”
The people began to complain.
The closed iron doors suddenly began to slowly open.
Several beautiful Miracle Commerce staff walked out with faint smiles covering their faces. One of them said, “Everyone, no need to worry, we have already fixed all the problems. We ask the people in line to enter now and try out this experience!”
Gu Qianqiu revealed a look of joy and said to Li Hu, “Wait for me here, I’ll come once I finish taking my picture!” After saying this, he bravely walked into the studio.
Li Hu’s chin almost hit the floor.
Was this person really the great scholar?
Gu Qianqiu walked in and was shocked to find many large picture hung inside the studio itself. There were forests, plains, lakes, and even the sky. Every one of them was three meters tall and very clear, like an image formed in a mirror.
“Old sir, please choose a background first!”
A white robed youth walked in. Gu Qianqiu recognized this person, wasn’t this Yun Xiao from the square yesterday? Being able to pick a background for a picture, this really was strange.
Gu Qianqiu pointed at the sky background and said, “I want this one.”
Yun Xiao waved his hand at the other staff, “Begin!”
Gu Qianqiu followed the directions of the Miracle Commerce Staff. When he was faced with Miracle Commerce’s photo taking device, there was only a flash that went past him and Yun Xiao signalled to him that it was over.
“This old sir can print the picture in the side hall.” After Yun Xiao said this to Gu Qianqiu, he said to the worked, “Let the next one come in.”
Gu Qianqiu did not even have a proper taste and the picture had already been taken, wasn’t this too fast? When Gu Qianqiu entered the side hall, he found several strange instruments and several male workers operating them. They asked Gu Qianqiu how big he wanted it and what kind of material he wanted.
The size of the material also determined the cost, with the cheapest only costing several silver coins.
Gu Qianqiu naturally picked the most expensive crystal picture. The worker took out a piece of clear white crystal and placed it into a printing machine. A layer of crystal was quickly printed onto it, creating the clear image, showing Gu Qianqiu’s likeness.
Gu Qianqiu was flying on the back of a goshawk with a Miracle Airship floating to the side. Each white hair, each wrinkle was all clearly printed.
This was technology that could be passed on through the generations!
The camera did not seem big and if it was smaller to the point of being portable, then its significance would be different.
If mercenaries, wandering scholars, and poets all had a camera, then all the places that they have gone to and seen could be photographed. It would leave countless precious pictures for the future generation, creating benefits for millenniums!
Gu Qianqiu held this picture as he left the studio like he was holding treasure.
If he had came here a day ago to come find trouble for Chu Tian out of anger, right now Gu Qianqiu was filled with respect towards Chu Tian. Not to speak of his character, but this was a well respected inventor!
Gu Qianqiu felt he was too lucky.
Several days ago, he met mister Yu with knowledge like the stars or the deep sea, and now he had met this free and unrestrained Chu Tian. If mister Yu was a true talent, then this Chu Tian was a strange genius.
One true and one strange.
It really made the countless scholars all blush with shame.
Gu Qianqiu asked, “You haven’t hurt Chu Tian, right?”
“Sir Gu can be assured!” Li Hu patted his chest and said, “Leader Cao only knocked him out. He is currently being detained and waiting to be handled by sir.”
“Alright, then let’s go now!”
The two of them arrived at the secret courtyard.
Li Hu stopped outside the yard, “Strange? Where is everyone?”
Gu Qianqiu soared into the sky before falling into the courtyard. There was not a single person around and there was a strange aura in the surroundings.
This is bad, something happened!
As soon as this thought passed through Gu Qianqiu’s mind, a source energy array suddenly appeared on the ground. The position that Gu Qianqiu was standing in was inside the source energy array. A strong sealing strength suddenly suppressed Gu Qianqiu’s spirit energy.
“Grab this bastard!”
People came from all directions with Boss Yu and Chen Bingyu leading the group. There were also several Illustrious Soul Realm experts.
Li Hu knew that his leader had an unfortunate fate when he saw this and immediately angrily shouted, “Villains! Do you know who this person is?”
“You, you are…..” When Yun Tianhe came out and saw Gu Qianqiu, he felt his body tremble. He was covered in a cold sweat, “Great scholar, Gu Qianqiu!”
When Yun Tianhe said this.
Everyone almost jumped up in fright!
What? This old man was the great scholar, Gu Qianqiu!
Everyone had actually attacked the most famous old scholar in the Southern Summer Country? It’s over, they had really kicked a hornet’s nest this time. The millions of scholars in the country will speak up, cursing them to death!
Although they knew the person sent by the Imperial City was not a small character, they never imagined that it would be someone this important!
Li Hu angrily roared, “You bunch of ants. Since you’ve recognized the great scholar, why haven’t you given up yet!”
Everyone including Boss Yu was filled with hesitation.
The trap that Chu Tian had prepared depended on everyone’s strength and even against one of the Eight Marquises, they were still confident in seizing them. Only the person they were facing was the great scholar, Gu Qian Qiu. Could they really move against him?
Gu Qianqiu was secretly pleased because fame was such an easy thing to use. With a dignified and clear voice, he said, “You should all put down your weapons.”
At this moment.
“Bullshit! Take him away!” The courtyard’s door opened and a young man walked in. He angrily roared at Gu Qianqiu, “I didn’t hesitate in guiding you! Old man, you actually dare to come hurt me!”
Other than Li Hu, Boss Yu and Yun Tianhe also turned to stone in that instant!
Chu Tian had called the great scholar an old man? This was insulting all the scholars in the nation! Just a single mouthful of spit from each one was enough to drown Chu Tian!
“You, you, you…..you are!”
When Gu Qianqiu saw Chu Tian, not only was he not angry, his face turned completely red. His eyeballs almost popped out of their sockets.
“You, what you?” Chu Tian ordered, “Catch this ungrateful old man for me!”
Chen Bingyu reached out a hand and slapped Gu Qianqiu to the floor. When the others saw this, they knew they could not go back, so they all rushed forward and tied up the great scholar.
“Misunderstanding! This is a misunderstanding!” While Gu Qianqiu was being carried away, he loudly shouted, “Yu, oh, no. Mister Chu, give me a chance to explain!”