"It’s nothing, it’s nothing!" The Moonshine Tribe elves hurriedly shook their heads. Although the gemstones that Shen Yanxiao had left to them brought them some minor trouble, that trouble had now been lifted, and they did not suffer any losses either. On the contrary, the gemstones of Shen Yanxiao had brought great results to their trading house. For this, they really wanted to express their grat.i.tude to Shen Yanxiao.
Duan Yuan said, "I have dealt with this matter inappropriately. I apologize to both of you here."
Everything had almost been handled. Duan Yuan now opened the prison cell to release the elves of the Moonshine Tribe.
At this moment, the elf sent by Duan Yuan to fetch the gemstones and crystal coins of Shen Yanxiao rushed over.
Duan Yuan wanted to finish off this matter early, but everything that followed was like a bolt from the blue, making his soul separate from his body.
"City Lord! Not good... The gemstones and crystal coins that were seized from the Moonshine Trading House... they’re all gone." The elf who came to report back nearly wept with tears.
"What...what..." It was as if Duan Yuan was struck by lightning; he almost fell to the ground.
"Did you check thoroughly? Could it be somewhere in a corner you didn't notice?!"
The amount of gemstones and crystal coins collected from the Moonshine Trading House was quite large. If these were lost in the storeroom of the City Lord Residence... he would not be able to clarify this thing.
The elf was scowling miserably as he said, "I have checked everywhere, they’re really not there."
Duan Yuan’s complexion instantly became deathly pale.
They had just returned the innocence of the Moonshine Tribe elves, but now, they apparently could not find the things they had collected from them. This was simply too much abuse.
The elves of the Moonshine Tribe were also stunned. They did not believe that Duan Yuan would pocket the gemstones and money for himself.
However, the security around the storeroom of the City Lord Residence was also quite tight, so how could things have disappeared without any rhyme or reason?
Among everyone present, only a certain unscrupulous little thief still had an expression as calm as water. She was not in the least bit fl.u.s.tered that both her gemstones and money were gone.
But the reason why this certain little thief could remain calm was...
"Duan Yuan! You have to give me a clear explanation for this matter! What about giving back our gemstones and crystal coins? I think you just want to take it for yourself! What about imprisoning the Moonshine Tribe elves because the gemstones had an unknown background? You just simply fancied those gemstones and money in reality!” Vermillion Bird instantly exploded in anger!
He was sticking to his statement that the gemstones and crystal coins must have been pocketed by Duan Yuan.
Duan Yuan was crying without tears as he looked at Vermillion Bird. He really did not harbor this kind of idea.
However, things were gone now. If he talked any further, he would really appear very guilty. After all, these things had always been in the storeroom of the City Lord Residence.
"Good, ah, you! I’ll tell you then, if you don't hand over the crystal coins and gemstones today, I will burn down your City Lord Residence!" Vermillion Bird was huffing and puffing as he glared angrily at Duan Yuan, giving off an att.i.tude that he would immediately set the City Lord Residence on fire.
Duan Yuan was really in a panic. He didn’t know what was going on in the end. When he went to the storeroom the day before yesterday, he clearly saw the chest of gemstones and crystal coins. How come it disappeared just like that in one day?
Duan Yuan would never get to know that just half a day ago, these things were still well placed in the storeroom of the City Lord Residence, but some unscrupulous thief went to the City Lord Residence’s storeroom first and took out all of her things without any trouble before openly going to the City Lord Residence to collect debts.
"Don't! You can rest a.s.sured that even if things are really lost, I will provide you a compensation! How many gemstones, how many crystal coins, I will return them to you as they are." Duan Yuan was really frightened into quickly promising a compensation. 5 Best Chinese Romance Books of 2018 So Far