Ancient Rome: From Slaveholder to Supreme Emperor - Chapter 9
The slaves in the market were only Italian civilians who were suspected to be spies of the Allied forces. Their entire families were directly captured by the slave traders and sold off.
Ye Tian’s goal was to pick the right beauties, so he would not stop looking until he spotted one. Although there were quite a few women and young girls, they didn’t catch his eyes.
There was no doubt that the slaves bought by Ye Tian were very fortunate, but he could not buy too many slaves.
Ye Tian’s eyes suddenly lit up. Obviously, the one that could make his eyes shine must be a beauty!
Before a house, there sat two young women. They had white powder on their legs, marking them as slaves waiting to be sold.
The two women wore little clothing, revealing all but their important parts as well as half of their arms. It could be seen that the slave traders paid more attention to their protection.
Because they were very valuable.
The two seemed to be only thirteen or fourteen years old. Even to the precocious westerners, they would still look immature.
However, they were very beautiful at that young age. They were both about 1.7m tall, their legs were extremely slender; they had long blond hair, white swan necks and faces that were absolutely excellent.
The main thing was that they were twins!
The two girls looked exactly the same, and there seemed to be no difference between them.
“Sir, if you can’t afford them or you don’t plan to buy them, please don’t mess with my merchandise.” The slave trader stood up with a smile just as Ye Tian had stepped forward.
The slave trader was a middle-aged man with the appearance of a sleazy businessman.
“Do you believe that I can flatten you with enough gold coins?” Ye Tian lifted his eyebrows, looking haughtily like an upstart.
“Haha… I believe, I believe. Whoever has money is the master, you have the final say…” The slave trader smiled more and retreated to the side.
Daisy, fourteen years old, the daughter of the enemy spy…
Dinna, fourteen years old, the daughter of the enemy spy…
The listings that hung from the necks of the twins had their names, ages, identities and other information about the two female slaves.
Ye Tian slowly examined them and found that each had a beautiful birthmark under their eyes; one had it under the left eye while the other had it under the right. It seemed to be the only way to distinguish them.
“You haven’t touched them, right?” Ye Tian’s eyes narrowed as he asked the slave trader.
“No, female slaves take care of them, never males. I want to sell them to a big rich man. If you don’t buy them, don’t touch my treasure. I paid a high price for them,”
The slave trader would not lie about this kind of thing because Ye Tian would know the truth when he took them home.
“How much for both of them?”
“Each is twenty gold coins. If you want to buy both of them together, I need to increase the price, a total of fifty gold coins. This is the base price. In addition, I will be asking if anyone is willing to pay more, so please wait a while…”
“Fuck, this is a robbery!” Ye Tian complained loudly.
For just two female slaves, the slave trader charged such a high price.
“Oh… this is the market price!” The slave trader said with a smile, not getting angry at Ye Tian’s words.
“Do you know what this is?”
Ye Tian smiled and took out a small bronze medal with the crest of the Aurelius Cotta family. It was engraved with olive flowers, a symbol to enjoy the fruits of victory at all times.
This was the bronze medal Aurelia gave to him before leaving. Otherwise, it would be very difficult if Ye Tian wanted to find her and enter her home.
“This……” When the slave trader saw the bronze medal, his smile took on a bitter quality and his expression turned bad.
Ye Tian actually took out an Aurelius Cotta family medal to suppress the price. Wasn’t this too casual? He could tell that this bronze medal was not a good thing in Ye Tian’s hands. How many people could he cheat with this?
Now, he found that Ye Tian seemed to be even more shameless than him!
“Is there any problem with this medal? Or you do not know it?” Ye Tian asked with a twinkle in his eyes.
He did not expect that the Aurelius Cotta family would come in handy so quickly and save him a lot of coins.
“Alright, maybe you don’t know. Just now Lady Aurelia and her son were to be assassinated outside the market. I saved them. I think they will be very happy if I help investigate the evil backstage manipulator in private!”
Ye Tian showed a menacing smile, trying to intimidate the man with his connections.
“My warrior, don’t scare me…”
The slave trader’s face instantly turned pale hearing the looming threat. He was only a slaver. This profession was indispensable in the Roman Republic, but it was also the most looked down upon by the nobility.
If Ye Tian, with the help of Aurelia, wanted to set him up, he really would have no way to deal with it.
“But I trust you. You would not dare assassinate Aurelia.” Ye Tian said softly.
“Yes, yes, sir, I never dared to do that …” The slave trader immediately nodded and breathed a sigh of relief.
“Then the two slaves…” Ye Tian opened his mouth slowly.
“Great warrior, thanks to you for saving Lady Aurelia and Lord Caesar, otherwise it would have been a huge loss for us. I am just a small slave trader, but I have a loyal heart for the great Roman Republic. In order to express my gratitude to you, I have decided to give them to you free of charge…”
The slave trader’s heart was so bitter. But he met a man who had a powerful backer, so he clenched his teeth to compliment Ye Tian, and reluctantly gave up the two beauties.
This time the loss was too great!
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