Chapter 315: The Ninth Floor of Ninth-Heaven
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They had a whale of a time chatting and enjoying the food and alcohol. Before they even knew it, it was already eight o’clock at night. At this moment, Wen Xinya received a text from Si Yiyan. She whipped out her mobile phone and opened the message. It read: “I just finished discussing a business deal with a client on the ninth floor of Ninth-Heaven. Would you like to come here?”
Wen Xinya took a look at the time and thought to herself that it would be appropriate for her to leave now since she had already stayed for three hours. Hence, she answered, “Sure!”
Zhou Tianyu inched closer towards her all of a sudden and asked, “Your mobile phone is really pretty. It’s so unique, too. What brand is it from and where did you buy it?”
Wen Xinya smiled and answered, “It’s a bespoke Savelli mobile phone. It was a gift from a friend, but I rarely use it.”
Zhou Tianyu’s spirits were dampened the moment she heard that it was a Savelli mobile phone, which she knew had an exorbitant price tag.
“I have something to see to now. You guys continue playing,” Wen Xinya said while standing up slowly and looking at her friends apologetically.
Han Mofeng exclaimed, “You must be kidding! You’ve only been here for a while and you’re leaving already!?! Junling and I were just discussing our plans to continue our fun at another venue!”
Gu Junling said, “Just turn it down if it’s nothing important. Loony is finally out for a meal with us. Who knows when he’ll be free again?”
After giving it some thought, Wen Xinya decided that meeting Si Yiyan was considered important. Hence, she nodded and answered, “Yeah, it’s something important. In fact, I actually made plans with someone else prior to this, but I postponed it precisely because Loony is back.”
Everyone had no choice but to let her leave. Zhou Tianyu said, “Since it’s something important, go ahead. We’re friends anyway, we can always just meet again!”
Xu Tongxuan chimed in. “Tianyu is right. It’s more important to handle what you have to.”
Wen Xinya raised a glass of white wine and said, “I shall offer this toast this to you guys in a bid to express my apology!” She then downed it as soon as she finished speaking.
They finally let her go.
Wen Xinya exited the dining room to see that there was a middle-aged man standing outside, clad in a suit and tie. Upon sight of Wen Xinya, he bowed and greeted politely. “Hello, Miss Wen. Please come with me!”
Wen Xinya reckoned that Si Yiyan must have sent the middle-aged man to bring her to the room. After all, there was a hierarchy in Ninth-Heaven and customers who did not fit the standards would not be allowed to visit other floors casually.
She then received a call from Si Yiyan who said, “I’ve sent someone to pick you up. Just board Elevator No. 9 and it’ll take you straight to my room on the ninth floor.”
Wen Xinya smiled and said teasingly, “Very impressive of you Ninth Young Master of Xiasi. You actually have a room of your own in Ninth-Heaven. I heard that Ninth-Heaven sends out personal invitations to the world’s top tycoons, all of whom will receive a room of their own. Owning a room here is a status symbol, and those who have received invites would become the VIP clients of Ninth-Heaven.”
Si Yiyan said, “Would you like to experience what the ninth floor of Ninth-Heaven is like? I’ll be waiting for you at…”
Wen Xinya interrupted gleefully. “Suite No. 9! I know… the number nine has become so closely associated with you!” She was looking forward to seeing what the best suite of Ninth Heaven had to offer. She wanted to see if it was better than the presidential suite.
Si Yiyan chuckled and said, “Yes, it’s Suite No. 9.”
Wen Xinya was brought to an opulent elevator landing. There was a sign beside the elevator which was a metal plate, on which was an engraving of Si Yiyan’s name. It appeared rather intimidating.
The middle-aged man rubbed a jade pendant which had a dragon engraved onto it, against a groove beside the elevator, after which the elevator doors opened with a ding. The man then took a step back and bowed to her again. “Miss Wen, please enter!”
Wen Xinya nodded and walked into the elevator slowly.
The elevator doors closed slowly and Wen Xinya’s heart skipped a beat. She couldn’t help but feel a little giddy and claustrophobic in the enclosed space.
She probably had too much alcohol.
The elevator doors opened with a ding again. She was greeted with the sight of Si Yiyan standing by the entrance and staring at her.
“You look so pale. Are you unwell?” Si Yiyan asked worriedly while pulling her out of the elevator.
As soon as she stepped out of the elevator, her giddiness vanished instantly. Wen Xinya smiled and answered, “I probably chugged too much alcohol too quickly. I’m a little tipsy. I just felt a little uncomfortable when I was inside the elevator, but I feel much better after coming out.”
Noticing that she was no longer as pale, Si Yiyan felt much more relieved. “You’re still young. You must watch your alcohol intake. Otherwise, your health is going to be ruined.”
“I know. I rarely touch alcohol. I only decided to drink because I was happy to be meeting my friends again. Besides, we only drank red wine,” said Wen Xinya.
Si Yiyan could tell that she had a drop too many because her eyes were glassed over and her face was flushed.
Wen Xinya had a youthful appearance, with rosy cheeks and big, sparkly eyes that glistened like the stars in the sky.
Apart from the entertainment rooms, all the other rooms on the ninth floor were extravagant suites that were much better than presidential suites. The decor, furbish, and ornaments in the room were all catered to the owner’s preferences. Besides, all the calligraphic paintings and porcelain ornaments were all authentic and not premium counterfeits. They were treasured pieces that dated back to the Tang Dynasty.
The carpets on the ground were made from the fur of alpacas from South American mountains. Such carpets were sold at exorbitant prices and hence, the carpeted flooring of the entire suite would cost at least ten million yuan.
“So this is the ninth floor! It really is as extravagant as the rumors made it was,” Wen Xinya said with glistening eyes.
Si Yiyan held her hand and placed an emerald jade pendant on her palm. “If you like it here, you can come frequently.”
“Isn’t this the precious Emperor’s jade!?! The Ninth-Heaven is indeed generous,” Wen Xinya said, staring at the jade pendant in surprise.
Si Yiyan smiled and said, “I’ll give you some jade accessories since you like them.”
“You’d better not. I haven’t worn any of the jewelry and accessories that you bought me.” Wen Xinya declined. Her closet was full of shoes and clothing.