"Big brother Qin! This little brother has come to visit you again," Zhao Fu said as he grinned and looked at Qin Nan.
Qin Nan was also quite excited because Zhao Fu would bring gifts every time he came. Qin Nan laughed as he replied, "Brother Zhao, quickly come in!"
Qin Nan enthusiastically received Zhao Fu before asking, "Brother Zhao, what have you come to find me for this time?"
Zhao Fu started off by handing Qin Nan the Snow Fox fur. After accepting it, Qin Nan gently stroked it, and based on how soft it was, he could tell that it was of exquisite quality, making him feel delighted.
Seeing the look on Qin Nan's face, Zhao Fu said, "Big brother Qin, I'd like to buy some energy stones."
Qin Nan lovingly stroked the Snow Fox fur and nodded, asking, "How many would you like to buy?"
"1,000!" Zhao Fu replied.
Qin Nan was given a big fright by the large figure. 1,000 energy stones 10,000 gold coins, so how could Zhao Fu have so much money? However, after thinking about it, he realized that just a few days of revenue from all of his shops would cover that amount of money. Even though Zhao Fu most likely had enough money, Qin Nan still felt quite troubled because it was not easy to obtain such things.
Energy stones were one of the most important and precious items, and many people wanted to buy them. Normally, the main cities only kept a portion of what they mined and sold the rest, which was why there were not that many energy stones in shops.
Qin Nan sank into deep thought before replying, "Brother Zhao, I can sell you 50 energy stones at most each day. Because it isn't much, I'll give you a discount and only charge you 8 gold coins for each of them."
Zhao Fu nodded. If he was able to buy 50 energy stones per day, it would take him 20 days to gather the amount he needed. He was not in a rush to carry out the God-Refining Plan because there were many other things that he needed to prepare and spend his money on.
Seeing Zhao Fu agree, Qin Nan felt quite relieved.
"Big brother Qin, I have some matters to take care of, so I'll be going now." After concluding the matter, Zhao Fu decided to leave.
Qin Nan smiled and said, "Brother Zhao, feel free to come over whenever you're free!"
"Of course, of course!" Zhao Fu replied before leaving.
Right now, Zhao Fu still had 4,680 gold coins. He started to go through the large shops, and even though there were many things that he needed to buy, there were very few things that caught his eye. He bought a pill recipe for Spring Return Pills, which could quickly heal injuries, and a few Silver grade materials. Apart from those things, there was not much else that he was interested in.
After returning to the Great Qin Village, Zhao Fu gave the materials and pill recipe to his subordinates. After taking care of most of the things that required his attention, he thought about his promise to Liu Mei and Asani. As such, he called them over and handed them a large cloak each.
"Liu Mei, you'd better not make any trouble for me. If you do, I won't agree to any of your requests in the future," Zhao Fu said to Liu Mei.
"Okay, okay, I understand," Liu Mei said slightly unhappily. She dragged Zhao Fu off towards the teleportation channel and Asani excitedly ran behind them.
Following this, the 3 of them were sent to Holy Light City. Liu Mei couldn't help but laugh in excitement when she saw so many people and all sorts of interesting and pretty goods on display, causing many people to look over at her. Zhao Fu nudged her, indicating for her to restrain herself.
This was also the first time that Asani had encountered such a scene, and she couldn't help but feel excited. However, facing so many people, she couldn't help but feel scared, and she pulled at Zhao Fu's cloak.
At this moment, Liu Mei saw a candymaker and excitedly pulled Asani over. Seeing them in such high spirits, Zhao Fu slightly smiled and followed them.
"How much are these?"
Liu Mei asked the player making the candy as she held a mouse made out of candy.
The player was a middle-aged man and also a candymaker in real life. However, his business in the real world was quite mediocre, so he had the idea of bringing his trade into the Heaven Awaken World. Unexpectedly, it was extremely popular, and he earned quite a lot from it.
"That one's only 3 copper coins," the candymaker replied.
Liu Mei didn't have any money on her, so she looked back at Zhao Fu. Zhao Fu understood, and he took out a few copper coins and handed it to the candymaker before telling Asani to choose one as well.
Asani chose a tabby cat shaped candy, and when Asani saw Liu Mei lick her candy, she also extended her little pink tongue and lightly licked the candy. It was quite sweet, making her quite excited. As a result, she couldn't help but laugh, and her clear and pure laughter made everyone around her feel quite happy as well.
At this moment, Liu Mei discovered something else and pulled Asani over, and Zhao Fu slowly followed behind them.
Afterwards, they bought quite a few things. Liu Mei was then attracted over by a clothing store, and she dragged Asani and Zhao Fu over.
Jiang Rou was in the store, and when she saw three cloaked figures walk in, one of whom she was quite familiar with, she called out, "Zhao Xin!"
Indeed, this clothing shop was the one opened by the Jiang family. Hearing Jiang Rou's voice, Zhao Fu nodded in response.
Jiang Rou walked over and said happily, "Who would have thought that such a busy person like you would have time to come to my shop!"
"Sorry, there have been many things to take care of, so I haven't had the chance to visit," Zhao Fu said apologetically. In actuality, he had never planned to come visit.
At this moment, Jiang Rou noticed that the hand holding onto Zhao Fu's was clearly not a man's hand, and she asked curiously, "They are...?"
In response, Zhao Fu decided to reply, "They're my friends!"
"Hello!" Liu Mei laughed as she greeted Jiang Rou before dragging Asani over to pick out clothes for them.
"Thank you, Zhao Xin, for helping me buy this shop. This has finally given me the opportunity to take a breath and decide my own fate," Jiang Rou said with sincere gratitude as she gently looked at Zhao Fu.
Zhao Fu knew that even though Jiang Rou was part of the main family, she was the third in her family and would not be able to inherit the Jiang family. As such, her only use was to be a tool to ally the Jiang and Zhou families through marriage.
She clearly did not want to be married to Zhou Jie, but from her family's pressure and Zhou Jie clinging onto her every day, she truly felt as if she could not breathe. Now that she had this shop, she became very valuable to the Jiang family and had more power.
Zhao Fu sympathized with her and lightly shook his head, saying, "It's nothing. The main thing is your Seven Arts Weaving Technique, which has made your business possible."
"I still need to thank you though!" Jiang Rou said determinedly.
Seeing Jiang Rou insist so persistently, he did not say anything. At this moment, Liu Mei pulled him to the side and asked him which outfit looked better. As such, Zhao Fu could only apologize to Jiang Rou and allow himself to be dragged over by Liu Mei.
Following this, with Zhao Fu's help, Liu Mei and Asani chose a few pieces of clothing. Zhao Fu wanted to pay, but Jiang Rou adamantly refused, so Zhao Fu did not insist on it.
Finally, Zhao Fu, Liu Mei, and Asani returned to the Great Qin Village. Liu Mei and Asani were incredibly happy from their outing and felt quite satisfied. Suddenly, a chain of system announcements sounded out in Zhao Fu's mind.
"System announcement! Congratulations, your village has levelled up to an Advanced Village."
"System announcement! Congratulations, you have received the acknowledgment of the heavens and the earth, and the special structure [Heaven Prayer Platform] has been unlocked."
"System announcement! The Great Qin's Nation Fate has awakened, and your people's fates have been blessed."
"System announcement! The Great Qin's Nation Fate has awakened, and you have awakened the dormant Nation Armament."